Monday, 10 April 2017

Me'a's Teach the Teacher

Me’a’s Teach the Teacher

On the 10th of April 2017, Me’a taught the class how to make gloop that hardens when you move it and liquidises when it is still, she also showed us how to make moon sand!

The ingredients for the gloop are: food colouring, 2 cups of corn flour and 1 cup of cold water.

First she poured 2 cups of cornflour into a big bowl. Then she added food colouring that she mixed with water into the bowl. The gloop was finished!

Me’a also told us how to make moon sand\cloud dough, that is not expensive at all. She told the class that you can make shapes out of them. The ingredients are baby oil and flour.
First she poured 8 cups of flour into a bowl. Then she added 1 cup of baby oil and mixed it together. She also handed out the moon sand to the class, we all got to take a cup home to play with. Me'a was very well organised with containers and bowls, she even had cups with gladwrap so we could transport our moon sand home safely. Me'a donated some more of the moon sand to her buddy class in the juniors, we knew how much they would love playing with it.

We all loved Me’a’s teach the teacher, I wish we could do it everyday.IMG_0396.JPG

We got to go outside and play with the goop

Written by Leora and Ethan
Edited by Cathy

Gareth's Teach the Teacher

Gareth’s Teach the Teacher

On the 10th April 2017 Gareth showed us how to make flash slime.
It is very wobbly, but fun to play with. He organised all the ingredients and practiced how to make it on the weekend with his cousins.

What you will need:

  • Shaving cream
  • Borax+water- slime activator
  • Warm water
  • PVA glue
  • Food colouring
  • Bowl + spoon
  • Hand lotion
First pour 1 teaspoon of borax into your cup of water. Stir it up until the borax has dissolved. Then then put some glue into the bowl add some shaving cream. Then put your food colouring into your glue and shaving cream now start mixing (food colouring is optional). Now you can add in your hand lotion then add in your slime.Next add warm water and borax into a bowl and stir well for 3 minutes to activate the slime. Activation it is very important that you add in little by little every time then you have to mix it together. Then play with it but make sure it is not sticky if it is then pour 1 teaspoon of slime activator. If you had to add more slime activator try again. If it does feel like rubber then put a bit of lotion into your hand.Now the slime will be ready.

We all enjoyed Gareth’s amazing teach the teacher project, he went through all the steps and pointed out important instructions and handy tips. We could all could watch it again, we all loved his project and how we could interact with making it, the slime was very soft and fluffy.

Report by Ethan and Leora

Monday, 3 April 2017

Making Pom Poms

We are working with Room 6 to make pom poms to decorate our tress for Environment Week, watch this space to see how we get on, this is only early days!

Shreyas' Teach the Teacher Reported on by Amber

Shreyas’s Teach The Teacher
On Monday the 3rd of April 2017, Shreyas presented his magnificent science experiment to the whole class.


His science experiment involved using blue food colouring, dishwashing liquid, warm water (boiling water kills yeast), yeast (started dissolving in warm water) and the most important ingredient; Hydrogen Peroxide.

Shreyas poured the Hydrogen Peroxide in first, then the warm water after the food colouring, next the dishwashing liquid. Last but not least yeast.  


It was very entertaining watching the reaction of the ingredients. Especially when the Hydrogen Peroxide reacted to the yeast. When it happened, it was like an erupting volcano!20170403_111937.jpg

Written by Amber
Edited by Room 7

Amber's Teach the Teacher Reported by Cathy

Amber’s Teach the Teacher

On Monday morning Amber presented her teach the teacher. It was about playdough. ( She said it was very expensive to buy playdough and it is way easier to just make it instead and you should have all the ingredients in your kitchen already and you can make it non-toxic. )

First she poured salt and flour into a container. Amber said the flour makes the playdough not sticky like normal dough. She added vegetable oil. She slowly added water and mixed it with the salt, vegetable oil and flour and stirred it together. It started to look like dough! She had nearly finished the playdough! Amber poked the playdough with the back of a paintbrush and added pink food colouring to make the playdough pink. She used her hands to squash the playdough to mix the food colouring.

But then she suddenly announced that she failed. But in my opinion I think she did very well as she knew what she did wrong so she must have practiced a lot! I think she will do very well the next time she does teach the teacher and I wish her the best of luck for next time as I am sure she will make her next attempt flawless!

By Cathy

Amber pouring all the ingredients in.                                   Amber mixing all the ingredients together.20170403_115248.jpg

The finished product.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

We voted and chose to all learn this times table rock song!

Isabella's Teach the Teacher - Slime and Crystals

Isabella taught us how to make slime and crystals.  She showed us how to make slime using P.V.A. glue, borax and water.  The crystals we grew into a star shape, these were made from borax and boiling water.  Each day the crystals have grown bigger and bigger, we have had fun checking!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

We Started Sharing our Passion Projects Today

Bailey and Stephany taught us about how to reduce stress.  We also learnt about Paris, animations, Dan Carter and origami.  We have had demonstrations, models, video clips, slideshows, giant models, powtoons and much more.  We can't wait to see what the rest of the class have done!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Editing Glasses

We use editing glasses to help us see how to edit and re-work our written language.  These glasses give us editing super powers!

Filming Using Our Blue Screen

Making a news report for Shavaun's Passion Project.  We have intro music and plenty of actors wanting to be involved.  We are using the Do ink app on the class ipad.

Our Passion Projects are Due Tomorrow

Room 7’s Passion Projects
What is a passion?
Something you really love to do or just love
A hobby, one of your favourite things
You enjoy it
You don’t get sick of it
Your way of life
You can do it for a living
Passionate like Spongebob
Do it without being told
Task to complete
The purpose of this task is for you to learn something new; something that you have always wanted to do.
Maybe you have wanted to learn how to play a guitar. Build a dog kennel, Cook a gourmet meal, complete a family tree or even learn to make a movie. There is absolutely no limit to what you want to learn as long as you are passionate about the subject area.
Through the completion of this task you will gain a new skills, knowledge and understanding about something that is important to you and your own ability to learn. But there is a catch – you have to learn this area well

  • You must select a task or skill in which they want to learn something new. (some examples my students have done in the past are dressmaking, making a video game, learning an instrument, cooking a 3 course meal for their family or building a cubby house.)
  • You need to research and complete the task within the time frame outlined.
  • You will need to keep an online diary of their learning journey outlining their successes and failures.
  • ·You then teach a family member or friend your task or skill to show them what you have learnt.

  •   Finally you must put together a presentation outlining your learning journey including videos, photos and feedback from family members or friends.
  • Due week 9 31/3/17

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Joshua's Poem

If I were in charge of the world
I’d cancel extinct,
pollution and also
global warming.
If I were in charge of the world
There’d be recyclable rubbish,
Edible plastic, and
Non poisonous chemicals and poison.

If I were in charge of the world
You wouldn’t have pests.
You wouldn’t have waste.
You wouldn’t have gill nets.
Or “don”t litter“.
You wouldn’t even have litter.

If I were in charge of the world
A tomato would be a vegetable
All buildings would be treehouses in forests
And a person who sometimes forgot to read
And sometime forget to water the seeds
Would still be allowed to be

In charge of the world.

Meter Squared Project

Come to school on Friday in uniform and bring a change of clothing and some old shoes or gumboots.  Make sure you have a plastic bag to put all our dirty clothing once we get changed at school.  We are leaving at 10:30 and will be back at around 12:30.

Our Groups Are:

Groups for Trip Marine Metre Squared
Term 1 2007
28 students

Mrs Harvey
Mrs Kang
Mrs Holder
Mr Wang
Mrs Nagpal
Miss Bushill
Mrs Yang
Matthew Y
Matthew J

Stephanie's Poem

If I were in Charge of the World

If I were in charge of the world
I’d cancel testing on all animals,
Death by mosquitos,
Bragging, and also
No fishing near dolphins.

If I were in charge of the world
There’d be no bullying,
Broccoli, and
Dessert before dinner.

If i were in charge of the world
You wouldn't have homework,
You wouldn't have any homeless,
You wouldn't have bossy big sisters,
Or always busy parents.
You wouldn't even have to have jobs!

If I were in charge of the world,
A buttery scone would be healthy,
All good dreams would come true,
And a person who sometimes forgot to say please,
And sometimes bangs into trees,
Would still be allowed to be in charge of the world.

Thomas' Poem

If I were in charge of the world
I’d cancel cyber bullying,
Bad friends,
Chainsaws, and also big fishing nets.

If I were in charge of the world
There’d be free plant seeds at Bunnings,
Healthier dolphins, and
Trees that regrow after 3 days.

If I were in charge of the world
You wouldn’t have litter,
You wouldn’t have nuclear waste,
You wouldn’t have people cutting down Trees,
Or factories next to water.

If I were in charge of the world,
Every Tree cut down would have to be replanted.
All plastic bottles would have to be reused until they are worn out or broken.
And a person that forgot to reuse or repair,
Would still be in charge of the world.

By Thomas Fogden

Monday, 20 March 2017

Cathy's Poetry

If I Were in Charge of the World

If I were in charge of the world
I’d cancel trawling fishing,
Dolphin and whale hunting,
Wars and crisis,
Violence and also

If I were in charge of the world
There would be no more than 5 plastic bags to one person,
No abuse of any sort, and
The rights for men and women in all countries to go to school, be fed, have shelter, clean air, freedom and have control of their life.

If I were in charge of the world
There would be no hunger,
No sadness,
No loneliness,
No forced choices,
No anger,
No distress and also
No sickness.

If I were in charge of the world
All diseases would have a cure,
There would only be one factory every thousand cubic meters,
Marine life would have one-half of the ocean where humans were not to touch,
Animals would have one-half of the land humans were not to touch and
Everything would have a way to be recycled or reused.

By Cathy