Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Self- improvement can be seen as Action-Reaction Forces of positive and Negative aspects that affect our Learning.

Action-reaction forces can work together on a set of scales to replace negative aspects of our learning behaviour with positive aspects.

 Angele's Self-improvement scale showing that she wants to remove negative aspects and place them onto the positive side plate to make progress in her learning.

On the right hand side of the scale is a plate for all the Positive aspects we have developed in our lives, like our thoughts and good actions and great habits.
On the left hand side is a plate for all the Negative aspects we have allowed in our lives, like self-doubt, destructive habits, bad friends, bad/evil thoughts.

 Bella's self-improvement scale shows what her negative aspects and positive aspects in her learning are.

Our goal in Room 12 for term 4 is to get as many coins to weigh onto the positive side to tip the balances on that side. For example we need to do goal setting, hard work, develop positive work habits, be a team player, self-discipline to manage ourselves, train our brains to think positively to benefit everyone, share ideas, serve others, care and respect others and not waste learning time.

Haniel's self-improvement scale shows some of the negative things and some positive aspects in her learning.
We can see in  Haniel's scale that she might want to remove one negative thing  and place it on the positive side in her learning.

Look at all our self-improvement scales of learning in room 12.

Here is a model of how Isaac Newton's 3rd Law of Motion can be explained or seen as a set of scales.
This is where Newton’s 3rd law is in our favour.
Every time we succeed in moving aspects of our learning to the positive side (action) one thing is removed from the negative side (equal and opposite reaction) to help us make progress.

As you develop more positive habits you will notice that your negative habits are disappearing and as you are making progress in your life you are also leaving behind negative things that would hinder or stop you from improving your progress in learning.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Flight Thursday at SPS

                                Check out our paper plane try-outs everybody!

Wiiii! My plane went far and high, cried Imran

Our first Try-outs were done inside our classroom in groups of 8's to see how far our paper planes would travel.

Then we went into the school hall to take part in our Te Manawa team competition.
When we came out in the bright sunshine we asked Mrs Naidoo if we could try it out outside. Have a go guys, you have earned it. I got to name my plane too, said a few boys.

Watch me, here goes my paper plane.

Technology Day - Making paper planes that can cut and fly smoothly through the air

We loved making paper planes to show how one of Isaac Newton's laws of Motion works. We are studying Newton's 3rd  Law of motion.

Its fun making paper planes said Vake. I like this activity.

Yes we get to choose if we want to follow a pattern or if we want to create our own design. "That's great for me, "says Haniel to her group.

Designing Paper Planes

"Aren't we going to Panmure Basin to see the cool fitness machines?" asked Daniel. 
On Thursday in week 1 we felt sad and disappointed that we were not going to see the fitness things in the park.
But guess what we got to do on that day?

Yes! We studied paper plane designs in our inquiry groups. Each group got to choose which kind of plane they wanted to make.

After selecting our plans we talked about how we wanted to make our paper planes.
Some people wanted to add on and others wanted to change parts of it.

Not all of us agreed on which plan we liked so we decided to do our own plans and check how it worked by flying it.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Newton's Pull and Push forces of Motion

                                                                 Term 4 Week1 2015

We in room 12 were trying out some of Isaac Newton's ideas of how the pull and push forces work.

We worked with a buddy to pull and push with our arms and legs. It was fun learning how the forces work. "Wow this feels like being on a see-saw"  said Ayush to Elijah.