Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dream Catchers

Harakeke students have been investigating art from other cultures. One group investigated dream catchers. They asked questions, searched for answers and shared their findings with the group. A couple of findings are explained in the video clip by Samuel and Ella. If you would like to make a dream catcher see the instructions written by Karina and Samuel in the post below.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

how to make a dream catcher!


paper plate
hole punch
beads (optional)
hot glue gun


  1. Cut out the inside of the plate. 
  2. Punch holes around the outside of the plate.
  3. Thread the wool through the holes (you can add beads if you want.)
  4. Punch holes at the bottom.
  5. Thread the wool through the holes so they hang down.
  6. Use the hot glue gun to glue on your feathers.
  7. Thread a piece of wool through the top of the dream catcher so you can hang it on the wall.


Friday, October 5, 2012

QR Codes & Book Reviews

Harakeke students have been writing lots of great book reviews recently. Whenever a review is published on our blog not only do they get a world wide audience but we also put a QR code on the book in our library. Scan the QR codes to read the opinions of your own classmates as well as read the blurb on the book when you are deciding whether to read a book. You can use the iPads or the iPods - the QR code reader app is called BeeTag.