Thursday, 22 September 2016

Mary-Ruths facts about polar bears

This is my presentation about polar bears. I wrote some facts about what they look like, where they live and what they do. We had a chance to change our font for our writing and be creative. My favourite fact was learning that female polar bears weigh 150 - 250 kgs. I don't know anyone who weighs that much, do you?

Friday, 16 September 2016

Ruapotaka Mini Olympics

 An eventful afternoon full of learning and effort. Every spot at Ruapotaka had a fun sport happening. A lot of excited teachers and eager students.
 We started with our opening ceremony just like the big Olympics. It was definitely a awesome tradition where the country who created the Olympics (Greece) led the march. The country who hosted in 2016 (Brazil) entered last.
 We found out what we needed to do to make sure our Olympics went smoothly. We welcomed the lovely Ruapotaka families who came to watch us and then we went to play our sport.
Our medal ceremony went excellent. There were gold medals for two people. One person who showed excellent sportsmanship and one person who did their best.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Representing a country in the Olympics

 We learned a lot about our countries that we were put in for our mini Olympics. Countries like Greece, Brazil, Turkey, Cook Islands and so on. 16 countries in total.
 We split into our countries and then four countries went to either room 9, 10, 11 or 12. We coloured in our flags for our opening ceremony and we created a presentation all about our special country.
 We don't usually work with the older year levels but it was an awesome time for us!
A lot of researching different things like what the meaning of our flags were, special foods from our country, special traditions, different languages and many other things.