Reading superstars

During the ‘Moving Our Learning’ inquiry, we exposed ourselves to a wide range of scientific and technical articles during our reading time. Our Kākā reading group read Amazing Algorithms within the Connected reading series. It allowed us to understand and explore what an algorithm was and create a …

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I can make a simple algorithm that tells my sprite to meow.

I used the lessons we had on making algorithms and then was able to make my own. I made letters think and had others use my voice to say things.

The scratch lessons helped the story make more sense as they gave me something to relate it to.

Blake got most of the steps pretty quickly and was inspired to continue after our session had finished.

Joseph needed me to go over some steps twice so that he was able to follow them. This helped me to remember the actions required to complete each task.

With my help, Tane made the letters in his name spin, pop, change colour, and grow.

I loved being a teacher. It was fun.

Kiwi and Tui reading groups read an article about international robot-building competitions. They designed and created their robots in our school robot competition. In teams of four to five students, students were given the challenge to create a robot that could collect milk bottle lids, then drive along and put them in the drop-off zones.  It is only early days into their design and creation process, and we already have some outstanding designs.

I can’t wait till our bot is going completely. So far, we have a bucket that we can move, and it can collect things. We have to work on the program to make it move once we have finished building it.

We have a crane at the back and a bucket at the front. This will enable us to move more lids per turn.

We are going to win our competition.

Our design will prove to be the best once we get it going.

2024 Chauval

Angel Chauval

Wairakei Primary school has a wonderful rural environment and an amazing community. I enjoy working with this community to help students rise to succeed. Learning happens everywhere and is different for every child, celebrating and challenging students is my drive as a teacher.

I strive to encourage every student to achieve to the best of their ability. My passions are Technology and Science. I use them as foundations in unlocking excitement and wonder to produce thinkers and creators.

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