Tag! Passing it On!

It was with some sadness that the Neinsteins farewelled their role as this blog’s curators yesterday! We have absolutely loved the chance to share our learning stories with an already established audience. We have been excited by the collaboration and projects that have come from this week and we can’t wait to watch where in the world this blog goes from here!

We do have one last request for our “Flat Neinstein” who is currently at the Olympic Games in London and looking forward to going to the Paralympics shortly…

We want to bring Neinstein home by having him make short jumps from classroom to classroom back to Dunedin New Zealand… Would you be willing to post our mascot/logo in the form of an A4 piece of paper and share a little piece of your learning with us?

If so, could you please leave a comment below and the Neinsteins will be in touch…

NZ Rowing

Dear Ms B
This morning we took my Dad down to yachting and saw this sign that has been put up especially. We have won three gold medals in rowing at the Olympics and they are all from the South Island! I thought you would like it!


I hope you are having a good weekend!
From
Nick

Olympic Viewing

Earlier this week we asked our readers to let us know what they are enjoying about the Olympics and how they think their teams will go. In maths today, we took the data and began graphing it.
Out first question was what Olympic sport are you most enjoying?

This graph shows us:

  • that swimming is the most popular event.
  • gymnastics and rowing are enjoyed equally as much.
  • the people who replied like many different sports. This shows how different people’s interests are.

By George and Jacob

The Opening Ceremony

What did you think of the opening ceremony at the Olympic Games? Did you go? Are you watching the games? We would love to know what you think of them.

The Olympics are a great way for strong and courageous athletes to show their talent off to the world and even earn prizes and gain world records.

Though fake, the Queen, Queen Elizabeth jumped from a helicopter in the opening ceremony. For some reason she was impersonated by a man. Was there not a woman who looks like the Queen prepared to jump out of a plane? Mr. Bean (Johnny English) was playing the one note over and over again, then the music stopped and he filled in by playing a solo on the piano.

We found out when we skyped Marc this morning that normal people were chosen to perform in the opening ceremony. Marc was of them. He is a friend of Mrs Caldwell’s and he took our flat mascot with him to the Olympic stadium.

All of the pre-dancers had a chance to audition and more than half made it into the dance sessions. It took more than a year to learn the steps with over 100 sessions taking around 45 minutes each to complete, but well worth it because the moves were almost automatic to the dancers.

So far some of the athletes have even beaten their PB (personal best ) by more than 2 seconds. The weights from weightlifting were very heavy and around 100kg. Some weightlifters could only carry for around half of the expected time. Though some failing but still chugging away this year’s olympics will be a very close one.

By George, Year 6