Tuesday, 20 June 2017

My Culture -Lucan

Culture mean's people that do different kind's of things like eating different kind's of foods or doing traditional culture like things like a hang i. i am Samoa and have Chinese blood from generations of my family. Also people can have different names that may or not be from there culture but it's not the case with me my name was from a game that my dad use to play and my last name he just go from something that i don't know of...

Regards Lucan

Friday, 16 June 2017

Soft Materials Technology

This week for Soft materials technology our students made a series of items. Firstly they learnt the different parts of a sewing machine and how to thread cotton through the machine and replace the bobin reel. After they had shown they could do this we drew up our patterns for our tea towels and decided on what embelishments we wanted to design them with. It taught us patience, that's for sure! Below are some photos of the sewing process and our finished products. Hope you like them...

 The next day we moved on to making our own drawstring bags and hacky sacks. We were more confident with the sewing machines but now we had to also hand sew and some of us found it challenging trying to thread cotton through the tiny eye of the needle! We even learnt how to iron... there we go Mum's and Dad's no excuses now, they can do all of the ironing in the house from now on. :)
Below are photos of the process and finished products. Enjoy!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sign Language Tutoring

I am so impressed with my Sign language class in the Kereru Team. Over the last two terms a group of around 35 Year 7 students have been learning how to communicate using sign language. Today they went to the Kiwi and Pukeko classes to teach them how to sign the alphabet, numbers, colours and greetings. I was very proud of the way our students engaged with the juniors. They also did a pretty fantastic job of sharing all of their learning of sign language.

Mrs Notley