Monday, August 15, 2011

Where The Heck Is Mt Eden?

Different Auckland town centres have adopted Rugby teams from countries that qualified for the World Cup.
I found out information about :
The location in Auckland;
Something special about this place;
A 'potted' history of the place;
If it has it's own symbol of some sort.
(If we couldn't find a symbol we chose a picture that told more about the place).
Mt Eden is an inner suburb of Auckland city,
situated five kilometres south of the city centre.
The mountain is the highest natural point in the whole of Auckland.
n pre-European times Mount Eden was utilised as a fortified hill pa by various Māori tribes.
In 1868 local people met to form a local governing body; this was the Mt Eden Highway Board. The Mt Eden Borough Council came into being in 1906. The Council Office buildings in Valley Road were built in 1911. In 1989 Mt Eden Borough was amalgamated with Auckland City.


Cross Country

I heard the two bricks collide together ........BANG! The fast boys were sprinting through muddy puddles and zoomed off towards the finish. I was thinking that was too fast and I would catch them....... eventually. By the time I reached Mr Harris checkpoint, ( My Teacher ) I was Pumped.

The running course for our cross country was 3 kilometers and so far I probably ran about 1 kilometer. I jog as I felt exhausted just trying to cross that finish line. Around the foot path, through the muddy grass, huffing and puffing along I go. There I am half way in the gate. This three kilometer race was like putting my heart on a treadmill...

The moment I first crossed the finish line I couldn't even breath. Friends were cheering and laughing. At least I made the first 20 to finish .

Monday, August 8, 2011

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

We are using the nations of the 2011 Rugby World Cup as our inquiry path.
For this unit we are in one of four teams:
Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Stormers.
My team is Brumbies
There will be a number of tasks for us to navigate to achieve our goal of an excellent result in this unit. There are a mixture of individual and team tasks to be completed. The main task that will show our learning in this unit will be a Hyperstudio presentation about one of the countries in the World Cup competition.