25 July 2013

Howick Historical Village Trip

During the last week of term our whole school visited the Howick Historical Village because we have been learning about education in the past.
Here are some photos of us there and what we saw and learnt:

Yesterday the whole senior block went to the Howick Historical Village.
My best part was when my team and I went for a tour round the village. The houses were very old houses and the objects in the houses were unusual. The part I thought was extremely scary was when we went to school but did things the way the kids did thing back then. The teacher was very strict. After awhile the teacher told us that we had to write what was on the board on our  slate  boards using our right hand only. It said Perseverance over comes difficulties. We had to write that but it had to be exactly how it was written on the board. All the letters were linked together non stop it was very hard but I tried my best. 
I really enjoyed being at the Howick Historical Village.

By Leenas

At our trip to the Howick Historical Village I had so much fun with Mrs White because we used the slate boards and we had to link our letters. My most scary part of that day was when Mrs White got her cane. The other fun thing I think is when we were doing the activities with Mrs Hill doing double dutch and some other activities. Every thing was so awesome when we got to visit the places in the olden days. I really enjoyed the fun day.
By Mere

Yesterday we went to the Howick Historical Village, Room 7's first activity was olden day toys. The toys inside were attractive a lot! Most of the toys were made out of wood, String and glass. My favourite toy was  the peri scope.  The first activity was the best!  Well that's what I think.  I learnt that toys back in the past could be bought or could be made by yourself and by gravity.

By Sebastian

On Thursday we went to Howick Historic Village. It was fun and the best toy was the little people climbing up the rope and we had to write with the old pencils it was easy. There  lots of old toys there some toys were easy and hard.

By Tai

05 July 2013

Here are some of the modern learning environments we have designed.

Please visit our individual blogs to see more! This is my future classroom that I have designed using floor planner . My classroom has a pool room so the student's can learn to swim. Also my classroom has a little room in the left conner so if any student teacher's come to read with us they have a little room to work with us.In my room we have a game room so if the students are good and when they have finished there work the student's can have a little time in the game room.Also my classroom has classroom pets we have a fish tank we have a dog and we have a kitten they are so cute. In my classroom there is a reading room and when student's have to read for reading they can just go to the reading room and I am proud of my future classroom because
this is what I think my classroom should be. Alazay This is my dream classroom I would want in the future. I made this on floorplanner. This helps kids learn because this class has enough space for kids to learn properly, also there is a book room and computer room for kids if they need some silent time. There are also some bean bags to help the kids rest on. There is 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional, I chose 2 dimensional because it's slightly better in my opinion. Anthony This is my future classroom I put a Swimming Pool in my future classroom because I think Students can learn how to swim, I also put an art area beside our classroom because I think if we have an art area in our classroom it might make a massive mess, I put an Quiet Reading Room because I think Students can actually read quietly, I also put an Music room so we can practice our music Instruments like Ukelele,Guitar,Piano,and even Drums if you would like to play Deziree This is my future classroom. It has it own working area so the teacher can work in there and it will be quiet for the teacher to work in there and there is a window so the teacher could look out the window to look at the student's if there working good. There is a art room so we could learn to make some art work for our family to look at and there is desks for the student's to work on Halatoa This is my future class that I have designed, In my class I put Desks with computers on the top of them for our digital learning. I have put a library room inside my class so that the students can learn how to read more challenging books. I have put two aquariums with fish inside so the students can learn how to look after their pets. I have put a teacher aide room for miss kelly to use for her groups. I have put a game room in my class so when you get 50 ticks you will be aloud in the game room. I have a music room inside my class for learning how to play different instruments. Mauriora

Comparing Education in the Present and Future

We looked at some clips of modern learning environments and compared them with our classroom now.  We organised our thoughts onto a Venn Diagram using Lucid Charts.  This is what we discovered:

I learned in the Future class rooms have  high chairs and  tall tables and we don't. 
By Ana
This is my Venn Diagram about present and future education. I learnt that children had more space to learn in modern learning classrooms (future).
By Leenas
                      I learnt that in the future children are allowed to move furniture around. By Sebastian
This is my Venn diagram I made on Venn Diagram.  Miss Paton taught us on Thursday.
(No wonder she made it in the e-learning academy!)  I learnt that paper is a 
similar to future education and present education.
By Anthony

I learnt that in Future Education there are lots of glass walls so there are not many wall spaces to put student's work up. By Mengchun

04 July 2013