Friday, September 25, 2009

Term Three PMI

Room 21 has had a great term. Here are some of our Plus, Minus and Interesting ideas about term 3.

Rock Van - we got to try out different instruments that we hadn't played before.
Electives - I got to do the one I wanted.
Year 6 tiles - it was fun designing and painting them.
Brainathon - it was a challenge to learn all 50 facts.
Our clocks - it was fun to make them.
Good weather - it was nice to get outside and play sport.
Spelling Tests - when we passed!
Cross Country - it made us fit.
Baseball - we came second.
Sports Elective - we got to play golf.
Basketball - TC got into a team.
Staff vs Students Soccer - we got to see the teachers play.
Kapa Haka - it was great fun doing the performance.
Sport - winning everything in sport this year.
Movie Making - we got to film all the electives and see what they were doing.
Drawing Elective - you could choose what you wanted to draw.
Class Games - fun playing castle, tag, octopus etc

Rock Van - we had to change out song.
Soccer Boys - they had to go into the freezing pool.
Being trapped inside on the last Thursday.
Sport Elective - we went to the Squash club and then they weren't there.
Grammar - it was quite hard.
Pen Licence - not everyone got one.
No drama this term.
School Cross Country - it was really long.
Hard work in maths.
Researching about clocks.

Cheering the teachers on at Soccer.
Maths - AS has learnt a lot this term.
Learning to play an instrument for Rock Van.
Clock Making - we haven't done it before and we didn't know exactly how they would turn out.
Learning how to play touch.
New Zealand Mufti - it was fun dressing up.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


In Week 7 we had a Technology Day to make our clocks. It was a fanatstic day, and we think our clocks look awesome! A big thank you to all the parents who came in and helped us.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How to make an Ice-cream clock!

How to make an Ice-Cream clock!


  • Sandpaper

  • Protractor

  • Wood

  • Paint

  • Mechanism/Hands

  • Rubber U

  • Two little flower gems

  • Two star and one hand gem

  • Jig saw and Drill

  • Battery

  • Stencil of the Ice-Cream


  1. Draw the Ice-cream onto the wood using the stencil.

  2. Get a drill and get someone to drill a hole through the middle of the actual Ice-cream.

  3. Get someone to use a Jig-Saw to cut the Ice-Cream shape.

  4. Use the sandpaper to smooth the edges of the wood.

  5. Start to get the paint out. You will need metallic purple, black, green, red, blue, yellow, orange, pink, and white.

  6. Start to paint the whole thing white and once it drys add the details.

  7. Paint the actual Ice-Cream green then paint one 1/3 of the cone blue, one 1/3 yellow and 1/3 red.

  8. In between the blue and yellow do a green line, between the yellow and red do orange, and around the edges of the cone do purple.

  9. With pink paint NZ boldly on the cone. With purple paint NZ small. Then stick flowers inbetween.

  10. Use protractor to measure the numbers. Then paint over the numbers 12, 3, 6, and 9. use little lines for 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11.

  11. Get someone to stick the mechanism in the hole.

  12. Put in the battery and you are finished!


How to make a clock

How to make a Fruit Burst clock


  • wood ( 8mm thick, 40cm by 40cm)
  • fruit burst wrappers
  • cardboard

  • paint ( white and blue)

  • protractor
  • jigsaw
  • mechanism


  1. Make a template of circle shape with cardboard.

  2. Trace on to a big piece of wood that is at least 40cm by 40cm and no more than 8mm thick.

  3. Cut out shape with a jigsaw ( Get someone older to help you.)

  4. Paint it white first. Let it dry. Once it is dry paint with blue over the top. Let it dry.

  5. Cut out cardboard numbers and then cover it with fruit burst wrappers.

  6. Use protractor to mark out where numbers go.

  7. Stick on numbers with P.V.A.

  8. Cut a hole in the middle of your clock for the mechanism.

  9. Cover hands with fruit burst wrappers.

  10. Put your hands on.


How to make a Mushroom Clock

How to make a Mushroom Clock


40cm by 40cm piece of wood

red paint

green paint

white paint

jig saw


sand paper


pencil, rubber and ruler

STEP1:Draw your shape on your wood.

STEP2:Draw a circle in the middle of your shape.

STEP3:Cut your shape out and drill a hole in the middle of the circle.

STEP4:Paint your shape red for the top bit and white dots on it. Once dry paint the grass green and the stalk white.

STEP5:Measure out where each number goes and paint them on and if 2 coats of paint are needed anywhere paint it on.

STEP6:Let it dry and put mechanism and battery in and you're done.

TIP:If your paint isn't very good put white on first.

How to make a Smiley Face Clock

  • Wood Base
  • Mechanism

  • Paint=Yellow,Red,Black and White

  • Paint Brush

  • Pencil

  • Hands

  • Maybe a protractor

  • Sandpaper


  1. Get a piece of wood and cut the shape of a medium circle. Ask an adult to help.

  2. Sand the edges of the wood to make them smooth.

  3. Ask an adult to drill a hole in the middle of the clock.

  4. Get the yellow paint and paint onto the wood as well try to paint the edges. Maybe you could add a bit of white paint it brightens it up. Let the clock dry.

  5. Paint anouther layer of the yellow and let it dry.

  6. Get a pencil and draw the nose,eyes and mouth. Draw a circle nose beneath the eyes in the middle. The eyes should be 8cm apart.

  7. Now paint the tongue Red as well as the nose. Let it dry.

  8. With the nose,eyes and mouth paint a thin line line around the nose, tongue, outside of the mouth and eyes and paint the pupil of the eyes. Let it dry.

  9. Now write the numbers on all way around the clock in pencil.Then go over top in black paint. Let it dry.

  10. Put the hands with the mechanism in the hole. You might need an adult to help you.

  11. Put a battery in the mechanism and there you have a clock.


How to make a Triangle Clock


  • Jigsaw- ask an adult to help you with this
  • Drill
  • Wood
  • Paint ( blue and green) -paintbrush
  • Mechanism - battery
  • Hands
  • Numbers using protractor
  • Template - triangle shape


1. Get your template and draw a triangle shape on the wood.

2. Cut the wood with the jig saw, ask an adult to help you.

3. Drill a hole for the hands and mechanism

4. Paint . Wait for it to dry then decorate

5. Use the protractor to work out where to put your numbers, then glue or paint your numbers with a paint brush or PVA glue

6. Put in the mechanism and hands

7.Get the battery and put it in the mechanism

8. Now you have your clock


How to make a Crystal Clock


  • Paint-green, blue, purple, yellow, pink, orange, paintbrush

  • wood

  • mechanism/hands

  • Hot glue

  • 8 mini crystals

  • Jigsaw + protractor

  • Black numbers-12,3,6,9

  • Pencil


  1. Draw a circle on to your wood and get it cut with a Jig saw. Then get a hole in the middle with a drill for your mechanism and hands.

  2. Lightly draw a squiggly line down the middle and on one side paint it green and the other blue. Let it dry then do a second coat.

  3. Get a protractor and mark out 1-12 all around your clock.

  4. Paint a big blob where the numbers 12,3,6,9 are going to be. Let it dry and do a second coat if you would like.

  5. Where your blobs of paint are put the numbers starting from the top in order for 12,3,6 then 9.

  6. Find the marks for 1,2,4,5,7,8,10 and 11 then hot glue the crystals on.

  7. In the middle do a mini circle and put any for colors on it. Let it dry.

  8. Lastly put your hands and mechanism on, and you're done.


How to make a Blob Clock


  • Wood

  • Sticker Numbers

  • Mechanism\Hands

  • Paint = Yellow and White

  • Stick on rubbery letters

  • Jig Saw

  • Glittery stick on shapes

  • Protractor\Pencil

  • Sandpaper

  • Battery


  1. Draw a blob shape onto a piece of wood.

  2. Get an adult to help to cut your wood with the jig saw, and get them to drill a hole in the middle of the clock.

  3. Use sandpaper to sand along the edges ( might be sharp.)

  4. Paint with white paint first.

  5. Wait for paint to dry.

  6. Put yellow paint on ( 2 layers.)

  7. Wait for paint to dry

  8. Put second layer on, then wait for that to dry.

  9. Measure out where the numbers go ( use protractor - every 30 degrees.)

  10. Put numbers on in place the place where you have ruled. ( just the numbers 12,3,6 and 9.)

  11. Put glittery shapes on for the other numbers.

  12. Stick sticky letters on ( you can write anything. It is also optional to put the letters on.)

  13. Tada your clock is made!

Tip: to make your clock work you will need a battery