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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Flextangle


This week is maths week. In LS2 we have been making Flextangle and Hexaflexagon. My favourite part of making our Flextangle was colouring it. After colouring it we had to fold it and scoring the lines that was shown. After that we had to make into a Flextngle. The picture above shows you the Flextangle I have made. I think next time I could fold and score my lines more carefully.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Tech - Digital Tech


Today at tech was spectacular. We had to finish off our animated story about Healthy Living in the Tamaki Community. I made a animated story about a girl who exercise by playing soccer. I think making animated stories is awesome.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Galloping Greyhounds


This week for maths we were given a maths problem. We needed to find common denimiators to work these fraction problems. Tiava and I work together to solve the problem. After solving the problem we had to pick one of the questions we were solving in the maths problem and blog it. The DLO above shows you how much money would a trainer make if the greyhound came first, second or third.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Rewindable Learning



Today for dance we were rewinding our dance that we did yesterday with Zoe ( dance teacher). We were each split into three groups and each had a song which was Stay'n Alive, I See Red, and Footloose. We each performed our dance we did yesterday to our classmates. We rewinded our dance evaluation and practised it again and again. I was in the Stay'n Alive group. We did well because we worked as team. We performed move by move. We got some good feedback from our teachers. I liked I See Red because they use most of their feet to dance. I think dance today was outstanding.

'A' or 'An'


Today we were learning when to use a and when to use an before a word. If a word begins with a vowel (a-e-i-o-u) or a silent h for example I want an apple for morning tea or I want an ukulele to play with. When we use a we use it for words beginning with all the other words except for the vowels. The DLO above shows you what we use 'an' or 'a' for. I have also included pictures.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Key into inference - Comic Strip


Today for reading my group (Ruru) did Key into inference. We had to correct our answers with all the text we have been reading this term. I was reading a text called On the bus. The story was about Wade who takes his pig on the bus and the bus driver does not allow the pig on the bus so Wade waits for another bus. When the bus arrives Wade carefully makes his way past the bus driver and went to the back of the bus. Wade tries to make his pig go asleep. Our task was to make 3 box comic strip showing what might happen if the pig woke up. 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Families and Siblings

Siblings

My siblings are happy, enjoyable, and crazy. I love my siblings they are very awesome to be with. The only thing I don’t like is my brothers being so annoying to me. Brothers sometimes make you exhausted.


37 words in 1 minute


Sometimes we get into a big argue. My sister is just a normal person to me. She’s doesn’t get into to much trouble. What you don’t know about my sister is if I really annoy her and make her angry I will be dead already. I still love my siblings. I think my siblings are very precious even though they are so annoying and deranged.


64 words in 2 minute

Our challenge today was to write our ideas clearly so that they make sense. We had only 4 minutes to do this in, and 1 minute to check our writing. Our task was called 2 words... 1 minute'. We had to choose one of the words then power write for 1 minute, count our words carry on for 2 more minutes, count our words, then finish with 1 more minute. It was exciting writing powerful words to stories. It was difficult because we only had 1 minute to write.

Poem - Dad meets the Martians

Dad meets the Martians


Retell the story of the poem in two sentences. The dad meets the martians who came from Venus. The Martians and Dad both went on the martians saucer and the dad’s ford.


What could the storyteller not explain? The story couldn’t explain why the martians would want to drive Dad's ford.


List three of the interesting verbs from the poem. The three verbs from the poem I found interesting was addressed, pulled and imported.

List three of the contractions from the poem and then write them out in full. The three contractions from the poem I found was I’d - I would, He’ll - He will and It’s - It is.

Today for Reading we had to read a poem called the Dad meets the Martians. It was a really interesting poem. It was a bit funny. After reading the story we had to answer questions. First we had to retell the poem in two sentences. It was difficult because we usually retell stories in a lot of sentences. Soon there were questions. One of the questions we had to answer was list three of the contraction from the poem.



Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Assembly




During the holidays I participated in the Winter Learning Journey. It was a lot of enjoyment because we got explore more things about New Zealand. My best part about the Winter Learning Journey Activities was learning about the native animals in New Zealand. Students who participated was awarded certificates in assembly. There were a lot of people that took part of the Winter Learning Journey. There were students from year 5,6,7, and 8. Rachel told us there was over 5,000 blog post and blog commenting during the Winter Learning Journey. We couldn't believe it. The fun part was the prizes. The prizes went to 6 people who got the most blog posts and blog commenting. In first place was Daniel and Oh Hsen, second place was AJ and Alex and third place was Eric and I. Daniel and Ohsen (first prize winners) had over 500 blog comments. Thank you to Rachel for all the hard work she has put into the Winter Learning Journey. 

Tech - Digital Tech


Today for tech we started on making our own animated story on  scatch. It took us a a long time to find our backdrops and sprites. Our animated story had to be based on Healthy Living in the Tamaki Community. First we had to read the project insturction on how to create our animated story. We reflected back to our Abbey and Devin animated story to get an example. My animated story is on picking up rubbish. I have learnt that we had to include a minimum of three pages.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Writing - Lunchtimes At PBS

Let me tell you something about lunchtimes at PBS. First we all wait until the 12:30 bell rings. When we hear the bell we are told to go and eat our lunch. Some of us eat very rapidly like we haven’t eaten in days so they can run and play their favorite lunch game, handball. As soon as we have gulped all of the food into our mouths we run to the handball grid as fast as a cheetah. We hear a lot of yelling and shouting. Some of us are angry for losing, and some of us are feeling satisfied from winning. All the juniors are all rumbling through the playground like a group of buffaloes. Fans of basketball are just shooting the ball into the hoop every second. Teachers in the staff room are drinking their coffee and relaxing away from all the noise they have been listening in their class rooms. Inter school rugby boys are all around the field running and kicking the big, curved ball. Boys are just running and hitting shoulder to shoulder and practising their drills. Some boys are in really bad pain, but still laughing in delight waiting for revenge.

L.I - To think about how I can word/phrase my ideas so that they are clear.

Today for Writing we had to write a story describing lunchtimes at PBS. We had four minutes to write which was a bit difficult. After our four minute of writing we had to read it to ourselves and share it to our partner. While writing my story I have practised proofreading my story with myself and with my partner. I have also practised adding more powerful words to make my story is more realistic and interesting. The fun part about today was checking each other's work and looking for mistakes. I think next time for writing I can try and use more words and language features to hook in my readers.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Maths Problem - It Pays To Win


Today for maths Mrs Kirkpatrick gave us a maths problem to solve. Sylis and I solved question one, two and three. Soon we had to make a DLO only on question three. Doing this maths problem we had to use our timetables knowledge and our addition and multiplication knowledge to solve the maths problem. It was a bit difficult to solve it out because we had to add and multiply big numbers. I had a very awesome time solving our this maths problem.