We have really been enjoying learning about the Olympics recently. Many of us have discovered sports that we didn't know we were interested in and have followed them closely on television. Darrin has really enjoyed learning about the Archery at the 2012 Olympics.
Ty has really been enjoying watching the BMX racing and quite fancies himself representing NZ
when he gets older - so remember, you heard it here first if he goes on to be an Olympian!
We have also been using a computer programme called 'Wordle' to present our findings in an interesting manner. We are lucky enough to have 15 new school laptops which means that we can share with a buddy and take turns at learning new skills.
Wordle is a really neat programme that is pretty easy to use once you know how. First you enter in the words you wish to display and then select which colour and font. Then you ask it to 'randomise' and it shows you all different ways of displaying those words. You can keep clicking until you find your favourite. We used our favourite Olympic Sports to create one each. After we had made an Olympic one, we did some family ones and they looked great. Mrs Knopp thought they looked so great that they would make super Christmas presents if they were printed on canvas!
Here are some examples of our Olympic ones:
ASK US TO DEMONSTRATE TO YOU AT HOME
HOW TO CREATE A WORDLE.