Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Learning how to write quality blog comments

Room 9 has been learning how to write quality blog comments. 
Here is what one of the room 9 students learned.

It took a lot of practice but now  I have written  up to 6 quality blog comments. I have shared them with the creators of the awesome videos I watched for the film festival. It is important to write blog comments because people who share their work enjoy reading feedback and it is a way of sharing our appreciation for people sharing their learning. We write comments to tell people what they need to improve on as well.

Here is my comment I posted. Tristan.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Fun at the Botanic Gardens

Ruapotaka was very fortunate to visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens. We enjoyed a peaceful walk through the colourful garden. Different scented flowers everywhere we turned. It was a wonderful experience.

We spotted our beautiful native Pohutukawa tree in the garden. We talked about what they looked like and how they smelt and felt. We also learned that this is our native Christmas tree. Aren't we lucky?!

We admired some of the unique sculptures. This one is of a tree. There was a whole field of tree sculptures like this scattered right around the grass field.

We had to stop and take a picture under the pink cherry blossom trees. Wow they were just spectacular.

Then we stopped at the rose garden to sketch and draw our choice of a rose. It was nice a quiet so we were able to take our time drawing.