Sunday, April 22, 2007

winter uniform

winter uniform is probably due now. black, enclosed, leather or leather-like shoes with tights or socks or those long black tracky pants. i think thats what you need. don't worry about it too much. we'll sort it out this week.
as for scarves, wear black or maroon and make sure you are well wrapped up for freezing assemblies in our frigid corner of the 'dome'.
can't wait to see all your smiling faces!!!
for get about science fair until we meet at school.

Monday, April 16, 2007

science fair while you wait...

while you are waiting for your glorious teacher to give you the necessary information regarding science fair, peruse these links to get some idea about what science fair can involve... remember, there are other, less arduous categories for those who lead busy lives...these sites are for those interested in 'real' science and in getting excellence awards for science.
take up the challenge!

- these relate to experiments and investigations.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

advice for you...

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity."

- Christopher Morley

cool cat reduces its carbon footprint

using public transport is a good way to avoid contributing more than necessary towards green house gases. this british cat has seen the light and is avoiding using cars for unecessary trips when the bus will do the trick.

"The feline, which has a purple collar, gets onto the busy Walsall to Wolverhampton bus at the same stop most mornings - he then jumps off at the next stop 400m down the road, near a fish and chip shop."

follow the link for the whole story.

read the comments below the article in the link to see an interesting fact about white cats with different coloured eyes.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Term 2 Photography

Term 2 will see you becoming successful photographers. [- if you listen, watch, and participate fully.]

This will be related to scientific photography for science fair. [You may also do other sections of the science fair]

You will also be introduced to the idea of documentary photography. That is when you take photos to tell a story about something you have experienced. It is a cool way to keep a record of interesting things around you and allows you to express yourself in your own unique way - no one sees the world quite like you do.

You will produce images which we will 'critique' together to develop your technical skills and your photographic 'eye'.

We will be doing this in class time and in I.C.T..

It will be fun and you will succeed. I know what I am doing...


We can use school and personal digital cameras. I will introduce you to single lens reflex cameras also. If successful, this may lead onto a film study unit in Term 3.

Do you have photos you have taken and are proud of? Who likes taking pictures?

I love photography!!!

p.s. I love this photo of Manny playing at Kawhia but there are several things 'wrong' with it. By analysing photos together, we will develop our understanding of how to take better pictures.