Te Taiao o Tāmaki Quad Blogging Update 6

posted 6 Apr 2017, 18:51 by Fiona Grant   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 19:50 ]

Kia ora Bloggers, 
Less than a week until our Te Taiao o Tāmaki learning celebration at Te Oro. 

Monday 10th April at 6pm will be the last day for Quad bloggers to submit a link to blog posts or blog comments to earn points.

Posts that share your environment inquiry and learning should be also be labelled Te Taiao o Tāmaki.

We will post links to our top bloggers here on Wednesday 12th April.

Hei konā mai,

Around our blogs this week:

Vedel @ Glen Innes School has created a story from the point of view of the animals of their local creek.

We get a sneak peek of Rm 7 's display they have been creating for the Te Oro celebration from Tuakana @ Glen Innes School

http://lh72017.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/Te%20Taiao%20o%20TamakiLooking forward tofinding our more from Learning Hub Ranginui @Stonefields School who have been thinking about how they can make an impact on animal conservation.

http://spsxaviert.blogspot.co.nz/2017/04/really-50-of-students-in-room-7-unplugs.htmlXavier @ Saint Patrick's School makes some surprising discoveries about energy use.
Room 9 @ Pt England School have been watching over everything as Kaitīakitanga i nga wā kātoa.


Te Taiao o Tāmaki Quad Blogging Update 5

posted 27 Mar 2017, 02:08 by Fiona Grant

Kia ora Bloggers, 
This week's updates include  EWC1 @ Sommerville Special School have been super busy visiting local beaches and parks. 

Falakiko in Room 9 @ Tamaki Primary School makes lots of connections to how pollution can impact all our lives
According to Room 7 @ Saint Patrick's School things are heating up and there's lots of evidence to support this.

Room 7 @ Tamaki Primary School visited their local creek, collecting objects that inspired them to create descriptions for their writing.

Te Taiao o Tāmaki Quad Blogging Update 4

posted 24 Mar 2017, 14:38 by Fiona Grant

Kia ora Bloggers, 
Great to see so many of you submitting your blogs and comments for Te Taiao o Tāmaki learning. 

Reminder to check that you are adding the label Te Taiao o Tāmaki to posts that share your environment inquiry before submitting a link to your blog post or blog comment to earn points

Te Taiao o Tamaki - River Talks by Alisha @ Pt England School


Glenbrae learners reminding us that any litter we drop can easily make its way to the sea through our drains. Check out their drain art shared by Telesia @ Glenbrae School

How can paper boats help us to figure out the flow rate in our rivers by Tuakana @ Glen Innes School


This week Te Raiana @ Saint Patrick's School explores the effects of heat energy.


Te Taiao o Tāmaki Quad Blogging Update 3

posted 12 Mar 2017, 23:59 by Fiona Grant   [ updated 13 Mar 2017, 00:24 ]

Kia ora Bloggers, 

During the weekend everyone in Auckland was asked to save 20 litres of water a day per person! What are you doing to save water? Share some of your tips for saving water on your blog.

Check out Room 11 @ Pt England School who have been creating Weta Hotels. Yes... hotels for Wetas! I had no idea these were a thing.

Howick Intermediate Satellite @ Sommerville Special School have been working hard to make a difference around their local community beaches and parks... well done.http://ssswenge.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/Te%20Taiao%20o%20T%C4%81maki


Davarni @ Glenbrae School has been investigating and comparing different types of soil erosion. Athens @ Ruapotaka School is surprised by how much she has learnt about pests and asks an intriguing question... are there any good pests? 

Well done to those of you who have been commenting on the blogs of your buddies. Remember to check in regularly as blogs are being updated everyday.

Te Taiao o Tāmaki Quad Blogging Update 2

posted 5 Mar 2017, 23:53 by Fiona Grant   [ updated 5 Mar 2017, 23:58 ]

Kia ora Quad Blogging Teams, 

We will be sharing some of the posts from our participating blogs each week in our update.
First up this week is Roimata @ Pt England School who was the first to submit her post links. Well done to Roimata who has also been sharing and posting encouraging comments to her team's blogs over the past week.

A thoughtful and detailed update from Jenascia @ Glen Innes School about the current condition of Omaru Creek, with comments from  Malia T @ St Pius X Catholic School and  Venetia @ Pt England School.

Learning Hub Ahikā @ Stonefields School have also shared a couple of posts introducing their Te Taiao o Tāmaki learning over the past week and their plans to run a Zero Waste Day Competition.

Well done to all these bloggers and their teams who have commented. 

Have you connected with your buddies on their blogs in the past week? 
Great to see so many of you have and that you are submitting your links for our participation awards.

http://lh62017.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/Te%20Taiao%20o%20T%C4%81maki                    http://gisjenasciam.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/omaru-creek.html

Te Taiao o Tāmaki Quad Blogging Update 1

posted 25 Feb 2017, 15:06 by Fiona Grant   [ updated 5 Mar 2017, 23:07 ]

Kia ora koutou,
Thank you again for registering your blog. Links to all participating blogs are on the website. Please check your blog and email Mrs Grant if this needs updating. We hope you have connected with your buddy bloggers for Te Taiao o Tāmaki over the past week. Please make sure you have:
  • created at least one blog post to share some information about your Te Taiao o Tāmaki learning focus. Don’t forget to include the label on your blog posts -  Te Taiao o Tāmaki 

  • visited each of your buddies’ blogs and bookmarked them. Your teacher will also add blog links to the sidebar of your blog.
  • selected a recent blog post and left a blog comment to introduce yourself to your buddies. Look for the Te Taiao o Tāmaki label in gadget in the sidebar of each blog.
Participation and Awards
We are also excited to announce that we will be recognising the top bloggers from each of our participating schools.  Similar to the  Summer Learning Journey points will be awarded for:

Ngā mihi nui,
Mrs Grant

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