Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Emily Naylor Visit

On Friday (this post is a wee bit late, sorry!) we had a visit from Emily Naylor, the most capped Black Stick ever! She shared some of her Olympic and Commonwealth Games stories with us and showed us a great video from the 2012 London Games. Then she took us all out for some hockey coaching. Imagine that, getting hockey coaching from an actual Black Stick Olympian!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Making paper

As part of our inquiry into books, we wanted to make our own paper. We had a lot of old used paper that we thought we could recycle. We weren't sure which kinds of paper would make the best recycled paper, so we set up a few different trials to find out.
First we ripped up the paper into tiny pieces and added it to a bucket of water. We will leave the paper for a few days to separate.
Watch this space to see what we do next, and see our finished paper...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Our visit to Napier MTG

Today we went to the Napier MTG as part of our inquiry into books. We saw some very old books (more than 300 years old!) some very expensive books (one cost more than $10,000) and some very small books. We learnt about how books are made, we did a quiz on different kinds of books, and we even got a chance to make our very own book plates. What was your favourite part?