Sunday, 8 December 2013

monday 9th

We have been exploring PISA rankings as part of our statistical inquiry. PISA is an exam that tests students and is used by governments to rank how effectively their education systems are. It is a comparative exam, in that the governments can compare their results with other countries in the OECD.

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development is one of the most important think tanks in the world. It collects and analyses data from 34 core countries (plus occasionally others) and uses its findings to make recommendations about government policy.

Today for pānui, we will explore two articles. The first being

Watch the video and describe the average day for a student in Korea.

  • What are some of the reasons given in the article why Korean students have to work so hard?
  • What are some of the benefits of a generation of Korean students who are so good in test situations?
  • What does the article say are the negatives?

Remember to write proper responses to these questions, not just one word answers. Try and incorporate the question with the answer. 

Group activity

Sketch out your plan for a future school.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Maths W5

Maths Tuesday

Check out this logic test before you start in on today's pangarau.


Work through the problems on the Khan Academy Website,

If you need support, please come and timetable in a workshop with me!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

News W5

Your job this week:

Construct a news story about this News story

Read the story, identify the key information.

Consider how this story relates to Nelson Intermediate students? What connections can you make to other learning from this year? How can we make this story fit the NIS News format?

You will probably need to develop some interview questions about this story for NIS students to respond to.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

making kites research

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

4Ps of Marketing - For help with your homework!

Homework Tonight!

Research a product and show how it is PROMOTED, PRICED and PLACED.

Try and make it as visually appealing as possible.


Jordyn, Uk Hlei, Michael, Isaac, Jaslyn, Jordyn, Paloma, Josh P, Sean, Kenai, Jake, 
LI Multiplying decimals
Quinn, Bailey, Jen, Caleb, Troy, Khin Khin,Danita, 
LI Multiplying word problems

Stephanie, Ian, Emma, Liam, Jazmin, Josh D, 
LI multiplying whole numbers word problems

Sunday, 25 August 2013


UK HLEI, STEPHANIE, ISAAC, JAZMIN, QUINN and the rest of the Warriors please watch the video above. Once watched, please complete the activities here.

The rest of the class, lets just reinforce this section of that fraction test where a number of you still have some gaps. Click here  

Persuasive Writing recap
At the end of the week we are going to do an eASTLe test on persuasive writing, so we might as well quickly refocus and see what a good piece of persuasive writing needs.

Today we are going to argue either side of an argument. Have a read through this website 

Should more money and time be spent on P.E. in schools?

In your writing books complete a Venn Diagram identifying the positives and negatives of the debate.

Once completed, you are ready to start your own argument about the debate. Pick a side and remember to start it off with a punchy hook, and have at least three different paragraphs about three different reasons that you think will make your article convincing. You can work collaboratively o this. I would like you to share your arguments with me online at, so why not open up your google drive and work on the computers for this.


I read through this beautiful article on, and I thought you guys would find it really interesting. I would love you guys to make your own versions of these posters so we can put them up in Room Sixteen. 

Students will in groups create a poster using the large roll of paper for one of the words, students to use the skill evaluating. Students need to make a visually appealing poster, using a strong title, visual image and bold text to make it stand out from the rest of the crowd. 


Judging from your integrated studies books, there is still some uncertainty around key vocab. So lets take it back and show our current understanding of the key vocab and show some energy changes that are occurring in our day to day lives with ordinary objects.

The chapter “Changing Energy” will be the focus for this lesson.
Students will identify the energy changes that are mentioned in the article and then create their own A4 poster showing how energy is changed in an everyday object.

Here are some examples:

This is an excellent example.

This is a very basic example.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Jordyn and Jen Obesity Project

Jordyn and Jen state the issue of obesity in the world. The ugly truth no one wants to hear. The facts and the impact obesity has on the environment and the public. Forget what you had ever known, its all lies. BEWARE! The truth may haunt you for the rest of your living days! Find the truth out today.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Sean's Crimes Against the Environment

Sean's Crimes Against the Environment blog is a great example of student achievement, he has constructed a blog with interactive elements like quizzes and I recommend you go and comment on his articles and share what you think about his awesome blog.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

By steph and emma

This is about barbie and  how it effect on the environment.

Ruby and Jaslyn's barbie popplet

This popplet is all about how Barbie is a crime against the environment and how she affects us as humans.

Obesity Bailey

how obesity is hurting the environment

Why McDonald's isn't good by Uk Hlei Cinzah

My prezi will tell you why McDonald's isn't good and what does it cause. It also will tell you how does McDonald's affect the environment.

McDonald's by Aeran

This is my project about McDonald's and the secrets behind it and some important information you need to know about McDonald's

Aeran Tapnio

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Assessing the impacts on our water CLICK HERE Assessing the impact of farming on our water. Students will argue for different sides of the debate. Read through article, and construct a group poster arguing for your side of the debate.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Princess Mononoke


Answer these questions in your books
What did the pictures show that made Ken so angry? Inferring

What does the video say the impacts of Mattel using Asia Pulp and Paper were?

What actions did activists take in this video to stop deforestation?

Now listen to this story Deforestation: How businesses are adapting
if the audio doesn't work, you will have to read
Deforestation Blog

Who does the story say is impacted by deforestation?

"In the past we could go into the forest and catch deer. We could look for birds," he recalls. "But now, there is nothing, as you can see. No animal can live in the acacia forest. We cannot shelter in its shade. It's hot. It's a greedy tree — it uses up a lot of water."

Write down the Asril Amran quote, what does this quote show about the impacts of deforestation?

Why is it important that large corporations start to use sustainable practices?

Deforestation by Jen Stratford

We have been making emotional documentaries about Crimes Against the Environment, to make them pack a greater punch students have crafted pieces of writing to go for the jugular and rip at an audience's heartstrings. This is an example of work by Jen Stratford

Friday, 14 June 2013


Digital Literacy: Why can't students copy-paste?

Okay, so far so good as far as a fancy diagram that outlines what digital literacy might look like in the classroom, and it is essentially what we already do at Nelson Intermediate in our day to day dealings with technology, give or take a few connecting circles. This blog post is focused primarily on what we can be doing in our classrooms to prepare students for their increasingly digital future.

Most importantly, more than anything else, students need to develop their functional skills on computers. 

Students need to develop the ability to rapidly select/copy/paste data while accessing a range of resources. If they have the ability to do this, it makes EVERYTHING better for their learning. Not every student knows how to do this, and it can make a big difference to how they use digital resources.

Okay so this is helpful, just in general for anyone. But the key things that students can focus on, are copy, paste, select all, find, undo. It really makes a difference and as a massive benefit, it works across any programme on Apple, and is transferable to Microsoft OS.   

Ultimately, the key ones that students need to learn are highlighted in yellow. It's just sort of a hotspot when your students are anywhere near a computer researching information, working on their google accounts. It is a massive asset if students can begin to use this skill when using computers, all it takes is a short conversation with students as they are working online.