Monday, July 9, 2018

World’s Best Pancakes

Good Afternoon Bloggers,

We have finally reached the end of term and holidays are underway. Over the next 2 weeks I will be blogging about what I’m up to in order to keep in contact with my students in Room 6 and give them some ideas about what they can blog.

So it’s day one of the holidays and I decided to do something I can’t usually do at 11.30am on a Monday... Pancakes! I think I have found the best recipe to make these light, fluffy circles of mouthwatering delight.

This is what they looked like before I devoured them...

Topped with marvelous maple syrup, wicked whipped cream and a picturesque view of the Manukau Harbour. A glorious start to the holidays - wouldn't you say?

I think they're the world's best pancakes - but are they? Check out the recipe tomorrow to recreate this deliciousness yourself!

If you have enjoyed reading my blog posts why not leave me a comment and give me some cooking suggestions or check out my students blogs to see what they're up to. They can also found on this page.

That's all for now.

See ya!

Miss Berry - Parekowhai Class Teacher.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Digital Diagram of the Unsinkable Titanic

Kia Ora World,

Today the task was to share some work that I am really proud of. In class, I have been learning a lot about the ship called the Titanic which sailed from Southampton to New York. I have chosen my DLO a diagram of the Titanic. I created this on Google Drawing and explored all the different shape tools using them to create what the Titanic looked like before it sank.

I am proud to present this work because I think my model of the Titanic looks very similar to the real ship. I didn't really know how to use Google Drawing before doing this and now I can use it.

Have you ever used Google Drawing before? What did you do?

Have you seen the Titanic before? Let me know!

See you next time.

Monday, July 2, 2018

My Dog Sitting Adventures with Benji

Guten Tag,

Meet Benji.

Benji is my friend Jo's beautiful, white fluff ball. He is a friendly, playful dog and I had the pleasure of dog sitting for him on Saturday. My job was to make sure that Benji was fed, watered and walked so I took him on an adventure to Cornwall Park in Auckland.

Benji is quite an energetic dog so he ended up taking me for the walk instead. He likes to walk quickly and every time he sees another dog he pauses and tries to sniff their bottom. Eew!

At the end of the walk, we were both exhausted so we went back home. Benji had some water and gobbled up all of his dog biscuits. A little bit later on, I found him like this:

I was really sad when Jo came back and I had to say bye to Benji. Hopefully I will see him again very soon.

Do you have any pets that you look after? Let me know!

Blog you later!

Miss Berry.

Aboriginal Inspired Artwork


Miss Berry here. Today I want to help my class improve their blogging skills and we have been working on lots of aboriginal inspired artwork that we want to show off. This is my model, please have a look at the students individual blogs for their wonderful work.

On Thursday 28th June it was Culture Day at Hay Park and we all wore our stunning cultural clothing and had the opportunity to share some cultural work with the whole school in our cultural assembly. We looked at Aboriginal Australia as our culture and created some cool artwork.

Here is my evaluation which shows how I did it and how I thought it went:

Feel free to comment, leave feedback and give me some suggestions on maybe what I could do next time.

Blog you later!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Aboriginal Inspired Art!


So this week was our cultural focus. We spent the week preparing for our cultural day on Thursday. As a team, we decided on Aboriginal Australia and spent time planning, designing and creating aboriginal inspired art on canvas.

Thursday, the big day came along. Fehi, Ina, Mandita and Kanishka worked hard to practise their scripts so they could introduce and present our artwork to the whole school. They did a marvelous job. Everyone loved creating and presenting.

Have a look at this page on our class site to see what we produced!

Enjoy folks!


Friday, June 22, 2018

Can it Cheese?

Hello Everyone,

How lucky are we? School Kit very kindly sent us a science kit that allowed us to investigate the process of making cheese.

First of all, we tasted different cheeses: Cheddar, Feta, Brie and Blue Vein (moldy cheese - yuk!). We completed a taste chart to cheese descriptive vocabulary that best represented what we had tried. Check out Simon's taste chart to see what he thought of each cheese.

After that we followed instructions to make Paneer cheese. This was simple and needed only milk and lemon juice to create curds. Once the curds (lumpy globs) had separated from the whey (the liquid left behind) we strained the whey to leave the curds and then pressed if using plates and a brick. This then got rid of any remaining liquid so that once refrigerated, we had cheese.

We got to taste the Paneer and most of us liked it - so we filled out our final chart on the taste test. Finally, we used our taste chart to compile a guide for Countdown customers to help them choose different cheeses.

Check out Lucas' guide to Cheddar:

Check out Lillias' guide to Paneer:

We had great fun tasting, making and evaluating cheese. If you want to see more, check out our term 2 photo gallery here! You can also find our tasks and work around this cool experience on our class site here.

Let us know your thoughts. Comments are always welcome!

See you next time...

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Retelling of the Titanic Disaster!

Kia Ora Blog Fanatics,

This week we have been learning lots about the disaster of the Titanic. Most of us had seen the movie and were captivated by this historical moment.

The task was to create a DLO showing the true story of the sinking of the ship - NOT the movie, which we found out is a fictional love story created to make people want to watch it.

Here is Ina's Screencastify of her animation and story!

Enjoy and drop us a comment to let us know what you think :)

Until next time...