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Sunday, 30 November 2014


2014

Today is the last day of enrich@ILT for 2014. We had an enrich@ILT has talent for fun. I didn't participate because I didn't know what to do for it. It was fun watching.

It is nearly Christmas, so I am in a good mood. I hope I get lots of presents!




Sunday, 16 November 2014


Engineering

Engineering with Paul ... AGAIN! This time we had to make a cork shooter without a cork. You might be wondering why! We didn't have a cork so we used a block instead. Look at my one!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Engineering

After morning tea we did Engineering with Paul. We had to construct a dart thing and a slingshot. Mine went the least far. I also cut my finger. 

Sunday, 2 November 2014


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''2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13''. There was so much to do in so little time. I only had a few minutes to complete a number chart and fill in all the prime numbers. First I circled 2 and crossed out all the other even numbers. Did you know that a book says even numbers were girl numbers and odd numbers were boys numbers? Then we moved on to 3. we crossed all of the numbers that could be made by 3, such as 69, 12, 15, 18 and 21. We did the same with all the other numbers on the chart until we reached 100.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

My Goal

My goal is to make sure I complete my activities in the tine given because I usually only finish half of it.

Sunday, 14 September 2014


DISCOVERY


Today this was our last session of discovery and we finished our presentationsUnfourtunatley I couldn't upload my presontation so here are a few photos instead ..







                   

These aren't the same as the presentation because the presentation has cool effects but it gives you a                      good idea of the slides! 






Sunday, 10 August 2014

Would you like to see a photo of Poochy? asked Katie.

Kandinsky's circles

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Today with Katie we made circles. (Or that's what Katie called them.)They were in a big swirly pattern with a backround.  Mine was using yellow, orange, two different shades of red, light brown, dark purple,green, greeny blue, blue, dark blue and black. Wassily Kandinsky was the person who created this art by listening to music. Here are some examples...
   

Sunday, 3 August 2014


Clay Stamps

Hi everyone! Today with Marie, a clay expert we made mugs. They were really tall and since we were very lucky, Marie let us use her templates! Each one had a different pattern and it seemed that the most popular was supposed to be the flower, but today it was the city. Almost everyone in the group used the city template! It was red and had some buildings on it. Here's what it looks like pressed into clay...

Sunday, 15 June 2014

KLUNK, KLUNK, KLUNK


KLUNK, KLUNK went my boots this morning. On I went to the computer to see my daily email. Katie had put on a link. The link was http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/tetris-puzzle-game.html. It was a memory game. I clicked on the link and it took me to a game. My hi-score was 910. Suddenly the music came on. I rushed to the mat ready to start the day...

I took one look at the flip chart and realized it was gifted awareness week! That was why there was a poppy on the flip chart. First we talked about gifted awareness week. Then Grace, Luca, Madison and I went with Marie, our tutor, to do clay pots. She told us to sketch our pots. Next it was morning tea. YUMMY! The teachers provided us with free morning tea. We each got a cupcake and a cup of milo. Then we had bloging. Right now!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Clay today....Yipee!

Clay today, Horay. Today I was doing clay with Grace and Madison as  part of my Passion Project for the term. I made three things so far but they're not very good. I hope I will be able to make better ones. I was at least hoping to get this. Never mind, I'll try harder  next week.
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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Last day of term 1

 Another
 exciting day at Enrich.
   It's week 11, the last week of Enrich for    
the term. It's nearly Easter as you know so are you 
excited? I am! Right now it is just before lunch time and every 
Monday from now on at lunch I'm going to school to practice for netball. At Enrich just now we were doing a sheet which we 
had to write if we wanted to keep the BIG ideas or take
them away. We thought up a BIG list of ideas 
what we might need for
 discovery. 

Sunday, 30 March 2014




Hoop-a-rooney! I can't believe it! We beat our record! By 33 seconds! YAY!!! Hoop-a-rooney is a very strange name, but a really fun game to play at the start of the day as an energiser. This is how to play...

RESORCES:
3 DIFFERENT COLORED HOOPS, A GROUP OF PEOPLE, A STOPWATCH

RULES:
1.NO LETTING  GO OF HANDS

2.NO CHEATING

AIM OF THE GAME:

1.TO GET THE HOOPS AROUND THE CIRCLE BACK TO THE START BY GOING THROUGH THE HOOP WITHOUT LETTING GO OF HANDS

SET UP:

1.GATHER EVERYBODY TOGETHER INTO A CIRCLE HOLDING HANDS

2.PUT A HOOP IN BETWEEN THE THREE PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE ON THE LINE IF YOU CUT IT INTO THIRDS

HOW TO PLAY:
1.START THE STOPWATCH WHILE YOU SAY GO

2.PRESS STOP ON  THE STOPWACH WHEN ALL THE HOOPS ARE AROUND THE CIRCLE

Sunday, 16 March 2014


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Aurasma the great app for I-pods, I-pad minis and I-pads was shown to us lucky Enrich students today!Hi people out there in the world, Aurasma the great app is out now, so go and download it! It can change certain pictures so they come to life.If your child goes to Enrich they would have got some instructions of how to make a picture on their day. Kady and I made one of beach photos piling up on top of each other.

Sunday, 9 March 2014


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Broom, Broom went the car on the way to Enrich. We finally got to Enrich and I walked to a computer to check my Email from Katie. I went onto http://www.picassohead.com to create a person. Suddenly the day started! We either went to Katie or Paul to do a workshop. I went to Paul's workshop and we had to write 10 questions for an interview. Crunch, read, boom morning tea time over! I was in a group of three, with Kady, Max and me. We had to interview a person using the 10 curly Questions. finally blogging time. I am writing this. I hope you've enjoyed my blog!

Sunday, 23 February 2014


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Wuzzles, puzzles whatever. Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great start to 2014!!! If you are wondering what wuzzles are, they are puzzles with a W instead of a P. For a warm-up we had to try and make as many words as we could out of the word BASKETBALL. I made 14 words out of it. My favourite wuzzle was the unscramble words wuzzle.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


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 Today,
 at     clay,  
 I     painted all
 my pots.      I used the
 lime green paint the most
 because the     other green was all used    
up    so it wasn't available    for me to use. I only 
had two things to paint which were my spotty little pot 
that was handmade    anmy lime green crocodile.                             
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    






Tuesday, 12 November 2013


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Today was the last session of our affective study. We have to choose a gifted person and do a presentation about them. I have nearly got it finished. I just have to edit the slides on it. I did it on keynote. It is fun doing affective studies. My study is about Valerie Adams and how she compares with Nadzeya Ostapchuk.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013


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At Robotics we learnt how to make the robot follow the black line.  We had to use a program that helped us follow the line.  It looked really hard but then I found out that it was easy when you knew how.  Today I played Matt L in chess and I was doing very well because I had taken his Queen but then I made a silly move which made me lose. Here is the code to make a robot follow a black line.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013



Katie M, Darryn, Nicola and Katie R are going to get some very yummy things. I will tell you what they are sometime in the story and I hope you enjoy this blog!  Do you know the difference between a muffin and a cupcake? Well it is one of those two. Look at the title. That might give you a clue. I gave Nicola, Katie M, Katie R and Darryn each a banana chocolate chip cupcake and they liked it a lot. I hope you like them too!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Gifted Study

Search, copy, paste. Hello again! Everybody at Enrich is working on this. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed a famous gifted person study, you are right and that is what my blog is about today.  My famous gifted person is... Valerie Adams.  She is gifted because of her amazing ability at.  She persisted with her shotput, because she never gave up, and has been competing since she was 14 years old.  She remained open to continuous learning because she has has changed coaches, and she has listened to other people's advice about how to be the best at shotput.  She has definitely strived for accuracy, because she is now the number one female shotputter in the world!  She is the World and Olympic Champion! shotput

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Pots and lots

Clay!  I made a new plate and painted and underglazed my other pots that I made. I do it for passion time. I try a way to make it without the wheel. I tried something different than I usually do. Madison's pot broke because she dropped it. since she dropped it she had to make a new one. The pot that she dropped was painted in black and white stripes with some purple on the inside. I liked that pot. A teacher liked my rainbow pot. I know it was Katie or Nicola. It was lots of fun making pots and I think that I will do pots next year.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Clay!




Really? Yes I did clay today with Grace. We made plates, bowls, cups, pots and pans. I have given you some photos of some of my work. I made three cups, three pans,  three plates and three bowls. As you might think, I am making a tea set. Madison has just joined us today. She made a pot with a lid. Madison, Grace and I  are the only ones doing clay at Enrich. We do it for talent development/passion time. I enjoy doing clay. Yup,  I have pretty much finished doing my blog today.Bye!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Art


Today we worked on art some more. I was ready to re-print my new lino block onto a paper print that I had already done so it would create a mulit-coloured print. I had to print green on top of my yellow print. I finished it in a whizz. I was probably the first person in my group to finish. I liked doing this type of printing the most.














Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Multi-coloured prints!

Today for art I kept working on my lino prints. Today I had to cut out the lines of my actual design so that I could use a paper print of one colour that I've already done, and then re-use it with the new based and another colour on my next print to make a multi-coloured print! Katie came over to see what I was doing and she decided to have a go as well.  She said it was really fun.  You have to be very accurate, as you have to chisel out every single bit so that your next print will turn out perfect!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Chess and Art

I am going to the chess tournament in Dunedin on Saturday because I am fourth on the leader board for the Wednesday group. I have learnt that you can play without the Queen because everyone was relying on their Queen to do all the work.  Unless the King was in check-mate.  For talent development I continued with my lino prints.  I printed 7 lino prints and used three different colours which were orange, pink and light purple.  They looked GOOD when I  finished.I still have to do eleven  lino prints.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

i-Pads

"Poetry again". I said to myself. It was my last day of poetry today. Today we were publishing our poems on the i-Pads. We used the app called Pic-Collage.  I have written three over the last three weeks. One of my poems was about chess, another was about yucky KFC and the last one was about squishy, squashy, yummy marshmallows. Here they are in their published form:



Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Pit

The Pit! This is a hole that you can fall into when a problem you are having gets out of control.  If you are feeling angry, confused, nervous, sad, or stressed, sometimes all these feelings can build up and put you in the pit.  You go from being very happy, and then maybe you are confused that you have a problem, and before you know it, you're in the pit.  You can get out of the pit by having strategies to help you.  These will help you climb out slowly.  One of the best strategies is asking for help, or telling someone about how you are feeling.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Can I please be the spare Queen?

Today at Enrich we played some chess.  I went with Katie to have a battle on the GIANT chess board!  There were quite a few kids, so we split into teams.  I was on the white team.  My first question topiKatie was "Can I please be the spare Queen?"  Katie reminded us not to set up whole lines of chess pieces - it's not a good plan.  Also, we had to think where we were putting each piece, and tell Katie what our game plan was.  I got to go first!  My opening move was to move the Queen's pawn forward one space - this made room for my bishop to get out.  By the end of the 20 minutes, our team had the white team in trouble! We had our Rook in position, backed up by the Queen.  We were only a few moves away from checkmate!  The answer to Katie's question was "Yes - if we need a spare Queen, you will have to jump on the chessboard!"

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Chess

Today at Enrich we did some chess lessons with Katie. We could choose to do an advanced lesson with Darryn or a beginner lesson with Katie. I went to Katie's lesson. In Katie's lesson we spit into two teams.  I was on Katie's team - white.  Katie showed us how she starts her game of chess and gave us tips along the way.  The game kind of started getting interesting.  She said that you have to make sure you back up your players with another piece so that they are guarded. We all had turns to move a piece.  We had to say why we were moving the piece to certain locations.  You had to keep thinking ahead!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

APPLES!

We did some sketching today.  We had some basic objects and we had to sketch them out on paper.  Next,we had to paint them.  I like to paint - it is one of my hobbies, but my best hobby us reading, but we're not talking about that now!  Back to painting.  I used black, white, yellow, green, red, blue and orange.  Can you guess what I painted today?  If you guessed an apple... you are correct!  The biggest challenge was to get the right shape of the apple!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Let's talk about art and Keynote...

Art today was with Jenni because Darryn wasn't here today.  We usually go with Darryn.  We kind of made a rainbow today.  I did all 3 colours today:  red, green and blue.  You had to make the dark shade of it, and then blend it out to the lightest shade.  The colours you had to work with were - yellow, red, blue, white and black.  We did this to learn how to blend your colours so that you get the right shade that you need.

After morning tea, we played chess.  I played Norton.  I won!  I went from 25th place on the leaderboard up to 10th place!

I went to the Keynote workshop with Katie.  She taught us how to make a Keynote which is to help you show your work to other people.  I learned how to make different bits of information fly in and out of my screen!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Art with Darryn.

Today was the first  day of talent development.There were three choices art with Darryn, Performance with Nicola, and MADE Awards with Katie. I chose art. Darryn asked us what the primary colours are.  We said:  yellow, blue and red.  Darryn said that those 3 primary colours can make EVERY colour.  Those 3 colours CAN'T be made from other colours. We spent some time today on basic skills - blending colours.  By the end of this project, we hope to have our own art exhibition set up.  There will be heaps of different types of artwork on display.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

pattern trip

I had to go on a FIELD TRIP. We`ve got to find the patterns on the way . Jenni is going to help us. We had to pair up but there was an odd number of kids there. I had to go by myself. .I got heaps of photos. The pattern types are b.o.s.s beauty, order ,strength ,survivabillity.

Hey thanks Samantha, you were amazing today and you found so many types of patterns .

Tuesday, 19 March 2013



Drama was what we did this morning.My drama teacher was supposed to be Nicola but she was not here today. So Katie took us for drama today. She taught the whole class drama games. The first fun game we played was called 'One Word Story'.That one was my favourite game. You play this game by:  Getting 3 people up on stage.  One person starts the story by saying ONE word.  Then the next person adds another word, then the third person adds another word.  You have to keep going!  The next game was called 'Colour Line'.You have 6 people up on stage, and they have a colour.  They all say their colour and then the audience closes their eyes, and the colour line gets muddles up.  The audience then has to guess the new colour line.  If they get it right, then they get a new colour and join the line, and the game starts again.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

bumpy games

BUMP!  Part of our drama today, was a game called 'Musical Bumps'.  It's a bit like musical chairs, but instead of a chair, you have to sit down really quickly on the floor!  It was really bumpy!  Another game we played was "I packed my bag, and in it I put..."  The aim of this game was to remember all of the things and say them back.  So, Nicola started and she said "I packed my bag, and in it I put... pajamas" By the time it was my turn, I had to say "I packed my bag and in it I put pajamas, a book, shoes, a hat, a soccer ball, a laptop, a soft toy, my clothes, a bag of make up, my house, a toothbrush, a hairbrush,a  big chocolate bar AND I ADDED... the world." It would have to be a really big suitcase to fit in the world!  After morning tea, we played leaderboard chess.  I played Luca.  It was a busy game, but Luca won.  It was okay though, because I was already lower than Luca on the leaderboard.

























Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Wilson gane

Today at Enrich I played a Wilson game called the hoop game. There were three people. In my team I had Luca, Mat and I. There was seven groups. There was a coloured hoop for each team. We got a red hoop. The rules were you had to hold hands and keep your feet together.