Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bootleg Blogs: Vol 2: Room 1 Sunnybrae Normal School

Welcome to the second volume of Bootleg Blogs! In this edition we are highlighting the inspiring blog written by Helen Rennie-Younge. Helen teaches a class of enthusiastic Year 1 children and she works hard to keep her class blog up-to-date. It's such a great way of sharing with the wider community what the kids are learning. Here is just a small selection of the fun science related stuff they have been doing ...

They have recently completed a Science and Technology unit where they made their very own umbrellas! http://2008sunnybrae5.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/science-and-technology-week.html

Working in teams they listened to one another's suggestions and tried out different ideas http://2008sunnybrae5.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/science-and-technology-week.html

They have also done extensive work on the water cycle. They discovered ... 
How we use water everyday
How important water is to every living thing
The water cycle
The importance of keeping our water ways clean 
The impact of the quality of the water on animals/creatures that live within it.

Keep up the great work! We hope you'll visit Room 1's blog and post comments and questions. We think Bootleg Blogs is a fun and easy way to celebrate the amazing teaching and learning that is happening all over New Zealand.  If you would like your blog to be part of the next volume of Bootleg Blogs please note your blog details in the comments field below or emails us at contact@scienceinavan.co.nz.


  1. Hi I'm Jovarn from Our Lady of Fatima school, you are still at our school today but may not read this untill you leave. In our class we are readind a boook called "Dead Man's Head" about a mischievous group of kids. In the the story they go to a cheese factory and eat hot milk powder and they have to scrape it off their teeth. My question is, how do you turn milk into milk powder? This question has made our class stumble for quite a while and we were wondering if you know how this happens.
    From Jovarn, Room1, Our Lady of Fatima school.

    1. Hi Jovarn - we have finally answered your questions - check it out here :) http://scienceinavan.blogspot.co.nz/2013/09/jovarns-milk-powder-question-answered.html

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