Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Group 1's Science Experiment: Mentos And Coke.

For the past few weeks we have been doing science in groups. After we did all the experiments we had to make a movie in our groups. We used scientific language throughout the movie and we reenacted the experiment with our own props. (We used baking soda for our own effects.)

Friday, 25 March 2016

The Grand Palace

For homelearning me and Pote created this DLO about the Grand Palace. We had to research about it and make a DLO. The rules for the Palace are no shoes worn inside the place, no low cut clothes, have to wear long sleeved shirts and you have to wear long pants.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Sum Dog Maths

Today I played a maths game on the website Sumdog. The game is called snowball and it helps you to learn how many things there are and much more. You can change the equations to addition, subtraction,multiplication and lots of other equations. I like to play this game because it helps me to learn my maths in a fun way.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

NZ Flag Vote.

Toady we had to do a vote on whether we want to change the flag. We had to get into our thinking groups and discuss who wanted to change the flag and who didn't. We researched about the old flag and came up with ideas to add the the class discussion. After that we got a form each with a photo of the new flag and the old flag, then we had to tick the flag we wanted to keep or change and we put them all in the envelope.  One thing that makes me want to keep the flag is because our Maori ancestors fought under the flag and it represents heritage, freedom and independence so changing the flag would break parts of that!

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                     New Flag Or Old Flag?

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sumdog Maths

Today I practiced my maths on sumdog. The game was called tower climber. The aim of the game is to answer as many questions as you can to beat the other players and if you get the answers correct you climb higher! It is fun and it helped me with my basic facts, understanding how long different things are and a lot more. The link to the website is here:

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Khan Academy Practice

Today I practiced my maths on Khan Academy. I practiced to count objects, making 10's, finding more or less, numbers to 100 and over, missing numbers and making 5's and up! I got everything correct and earned more Khan Academy points!

Monday, 14 March 2016

E-ako Maths: Place Value And Fractions

Today on E ako maths I practiced place value with tens and ones! The questions were interesting and fun at the same time. Some of the questions involved place value and fractions which helped me practice both of these subjects in maths.

Comment To Thomas.

I have commented on Thomas's piece of writing that amazingly hooked me in so much I wanted to read more. It was about a boy who did something bad to a old man and the guilt stayed with him the whole night!

Maths Strategy.

Me and Manu have made this DLO to show our strategy. We had to look at an example DLO and then make our own! We made our DLO and put the answer on it. Then we added the strategy to the DLO. The strategy made us think better and we finished the DLO.

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

For home learning Thomas, Lyndon and I made this movie about the Leaning Tower Of Pisa. I edited it, Thomas and Lyndon did the voice over, Lyndon got the music and Thomas illustrated it!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Tech: Graphics

At tech I made this vampire Humpty Dumpty using a website called tinker cad where you make 3d characters and shapes! It has a red face, black eyes, a black hat, long sharp teeth and a nose. I had fun making it and can't wait to see what we do next time at graphics!

Writing Prompt Continuation.

On the street, day time. Legs run along the pavement. They are Mark Renton's. Just ahead of him is Spud. They both belting along. As they travel, various objects, (pens, tapes, CD's, toiletries, ties, sunglasses and so on) either fall or a discarded from inside their jackets. They are pursued by two hard looking store detectives in identical uniforms. The men are fast, but Renton and Spud maintain their lead. Suddenly as Renton crosses the road, a car skids to a halt inches from him. In a moment of detachment Renton stops and looks at the shocked driver, then at Spud, who has continued running, then at the two men who are closing in. He smiles.
Spud kept on sprinting. Mark then drops his wallet, Spud stops. 
"Mark move on!" 
Mark runs back. Spud then goes. He sprints, hurdling the chairs and shoving pedestrians. 
"Spud wait up!" Mark cried. The police were behind them but Spud doesn't have a care in the world. "Spud when we get away from here were splitting the money!" he yelled back as he turned the corner. The officers split up. 
"Ya better be good at free running!" yelled Spud. He jumped up the wall and stopped! A siren went off. Mark knew there were more officers. 
"Spud don't go that way!" Mark screamed. Spud didn't listen. Rocks went flying from all the little street thugs. The police stopped them. Spud tripped on a rock and they stopped him. 
"No..." cried Mark. 
"You Have The Right To Remain Silent!"

I have continued on from a part of the movie Train Spotting. We had to write it at a fast pace which matched the part above!

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Naval Flag And The Coat Of Arms DLO.

A naval flag is a signalling flag that is used by different navies. It is a lot like our NZ flag with a white ensign but it has a anchor on it. The Coat of Arms is a shield  of or for a person, a family or a country. I researched all of this information and made it into this DLO.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Latham And Sakae Maths Strategy.

Me and Sakae made this strategy DLO to show our thinking. The question we had to answer was, 381 marathon runners started a race. How many finished the race if 127 retired before the end?
So we took away 81 from 381 and we got 300 then we took away 127 from the 300 and we got 173. After that we brought the 81 and 173 back and added them together and the answer was 254. Which means 254 runners finished the race.

How To Survive A Cow Attack.

This week we researched independently and made a DLO about how to survive a cow attack. I found out that its not good to have a dog with you when your around cows because it can set the cows off and you can get hurt.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Sumdog Maths

Today I went back and practiced some basic facts on sumdog. The game I played was called endangered and you answer questions and if you get it correct then you can chose a block to break and you keep breaking the block until your animal if freed from their cage. It is fun to play and it helps with your maths.

Blog Comments

I commented on Pote and Gozan blogs. They both had detailed a DLO and it was easy to read the text!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Science Photo- Bicarbonate Soda and Vinegar

For science we mixed bicarbonate soda (Baking Soda) with vinegar and it bubbled, fizzed and smelt! The bubbles are made of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide Gas) and its a liquid. We poured in malt vinegar and it was massive then we tried it with white vinegar and it had more bubbles but didn't last as long as the malt!

How To Cook Tero Tero

Tero tero is pigs intestines and people eat it! My self I would not eat it, even thinking about it makes me sick so I wouldn't dare to try it!

Leadership Qualites

I researched about Peter Jackson and his qualities. I made this presentation about them and added photos it also talks about him as a child as well!

The Mona Lisa

For home learning we had to research the Mona Lisa! I had to find out where it is, what it is, why its there, when was it painted, 4 facts and who uses it it. One thing I found out is that it was painted by Leonardo da vinci.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Using DRAFT In Our Writing

LI: To write a stretched sentence.

Who- The Little boy,
What-The Little boy, tripped on a rock
When- The Little boy, tripped on a rock at night
Where-The Little boy, tripped on a rock at night on his way to the bank.
Why- The Little Boy, tripped on a rock at night on his way to the bank because he was running from his shadow

Original Sentence
As the fog rised, The little boy, tripped on a rock at night on his way to the bank because he was running from his own shadow

DRAFT Version
As the fog rose, the Little boy, stumbled on a rock at night on his way to the bank because he was chased by his shadow.

This is my stretched sentence, we had to write a sentence using Who, What, When, Where and Why. Then we had to proof read using draft. (Delete, Rearrange, Add, Fix and Talk. I then changed the sentence and got the DRAFT version!