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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Pt England School Picnic Day

Last week on Friday, we had our annual school picnic where the whole school got to go to the Pt England Reserve. The day was cloudy, but nothing could stop our lovely principal or any of the students to go down to Pt England Reserve. Before we could leave our school, Mr Burt had to tell us some things for when we arrive to the reserve and he would also explain the places we were allowed to play once we arrive at the reserve.

Once we arrived at Pt England Reserve, we had to sit down in our class lines on the wet grass. But what we could do was to kneel or if you wanted to sit down, then you can. After Mr Burt finished explaining about the places we could play and who we could go to if their are any injuries during the picnic, we could find one of the ladies wearing a orange vest where we could spot her in the crowd. 

Then Mr Burt said one last thing before we could go and enjoy ourselves, "Make sure to have some fun during our annual picnic" and that was one of the most important thing that Mr Burt has ever said to us before we could leave because he wanted us to have as much fun as we want because that is the reason why we are having the picnic.

Then all of the students scattered off to play, eat or just relax in the shade before we could go swimming because the tide was out and we couldn't swim till the end of the picnic. Music was playing and everybody was going wild, some students were playing rugby while most of the students were making clay on the sand or even playing on the rocks.

At the end, everybody had so much fun that most managed to put dirt on themselves and they would make their parents really angry at them because they dirtied their school uniform. But we could dirty our own school uniform because it was Friday and we were allowed to have some fun. We also had a karaoke at the end and some students and staff were sitting down while the others were standing up waiting for their turn to sing a song for all of us. Image result for Pt England Picnic 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Chosen Location: Japan

I have chosen to visit Tokyo because I want to learn more about Tokyo and what kinds of food they eat. I also want to learn how they eat their food and learn how to use self defense to make sure that they know how to defend themselves. Another reason why I chose to research more about Japan, is because I want to learn about how they learn in school and learn more things about their traditional culture.

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Marking my Narrative Writing - Experiments Gone Wrong


This is my writing where I had to identify some mistakes that I have made in my writing and to also do my checklist to see if I have all 5 senses in my writing. The senses are:

1. Title/Orientation
2. Problem
3. Solution
4. Sounds like
5. Smells like
6. Felt like
7. Looked like
8. Tasted like
9. Editing - Punctuations/Makes Sense
10. Paragraphs.

I have learnt on how to use my senses wisely and how to edit my writing whenever I am writing a narrative writing. I also have to try and include some interesting things about my writing and I need to use at least a checklist to make sure that my writing is correct and it is including all 10 of my checklist. I have learnt many things about writing and what I have to do to make sure that my writing is at a high standard.

Word Problems Part 2

Walt: Find more than one way to solve a problem. Use various strategies to solve word problems.

Task: Our task was to complete our Word Problems Part 2 and too make sure that we can use any strategies to solve each question. Some of the questions were hard to find a solution for the question and trying to use different strategies to solve the problem. I have learnt many things from Miss Berry and she has taught me many things about maths. I've never learnt many things about maths before and I got to learnt most things about maths and what kinds of strategies I can use to solve the questions.

Gray, The Greatest Teacher to walk the Earth? - Writing

Gray, The Greatest Teacher to walk the Earth?

On Tuesday 16th 1995, there was a teacher named Gray, he was about 32 years old and he loved to do science. Gray would always call himself “The Greatest Science Teacher to ever walk the Earth?” Gray and his friends named Jellal, Mavis & Lucy who all lived in Magnolia, where there experiment went wrong. His friends was Lucy and she was 16, Jellal was 17 & Mavis was 14 which made her the youngest girl in the group of friends.

The science experiment that Lucy, Jellal & Mavis wanted to do, was to see if you eat more carrots than you can see in the dark more clearly. Sometimes Gray might think that he is the greatest science in the world, but he still needs more understanding about science and needs to put a little bit more effort into his experiments and work hard at all times.

The problem was that he didn’t do what his friends asked him to do, but instead Gray wanted to do something that was even more interesting than what his friends wanted him to do. So he wanted to use his 50 dollars to see how long it can last before turning into dust. Another problem was that Gray didn’t use the right equipment to do the experiment.

So while Gray was doing his experiment, he could see flames of fire crawling on top of the money, little lights that looked like it was about to spark. What Gray could feel was fire crawling it’s way back up till it reaches the end of the money. What Gray could smell was Gas coming from the money, but he also could smell smoke that looked like it was about to sound a fire alarm any minute. Gray couldn’t taste anything because he was watching the money burning while the fire was doing it’s own job.

What Gray could hear was his friends were really depressed because it was a waste to use his 50 dollars as an experiment. But at the same time, Lucy, Jellal & Mavis was wanting to know what will happen next to the money once the fire has taken over the money. The experiment looked like it was about to explode as if it was going to burn his friends and himself and also including the village.

What Gray felt like he was worried because he kept on thinking that if his experiment would fail, then his friends and the villagers of Magnolia would ie and the fire would spread to each continent of the world and their country would look more like dust, with no food, water or any shelter to protect them and their kids in winter or to give them a comfortably place to stay.

The solution that Gray came up with was to listen to whatever his friends asked him to do and that he had to use the right equipment to make sure that he can get the right results. Also he could make sure that he didn’t put his money to waste.

Fair test - Experiment is fair or not?

Walt:Synthesise information from multiple sources. I can make links between the multiple resources I access to determine what is and isn't a fair test.

Task: Our task was to make our own presentation and to make sure that we include all the information that we have learnt from this year and that we have been learning lot's of things about Science. I have learnt many things from my beautiful and lovely teacher Mrs Ilaoa who has taught me many things about Science and taught me other interesting things about science. Our reading for today was to try and see the difference between a fair test and what is not a fair test for an experiment.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Problem Solving in Science

Walt: Synthesise information from multiple sources. Success criteria: I can make links between the multiple resources I access.

Task: Our task was to read the book and watch the video's that was on our literacy site so we can get as much information as we can to learn more about Elephant toothpaste. On the second slide, we had to write about what problems we have in our environment that has been solved before and how we can solve it. Then the 6th slide was about creating a google drawing about dental care that has been used over the years and also how it first started. I learnt lot's of things about Elephant toothpaste and the work was kind of hard but a little bit easy at the same time.

Friday, 25 November 2016

What is Matter?

          What is Matter made of?

People are made out of matter, Matter are the stuff of the universe and it is the substance of a physical object is made out of. Matter is something that is made out of Particles, particles are tiny building blocks that make up matter.

The devices that we use and animals are also made out of particles. Since Particles are so tiny, your eyes are going to be hard to see them for yourself because if you use a Microscope, then you will be able to see them clearly because you are using something that is related to science. 

Just picture the particles as super small balls packed together as an object and how an object looks and behaves which we call it property. Another word which we call how an object looks and how the shape behaves is called “Property”. The word “Property” is a science word for a distinguishing quality of an object made of matter. Like its colour shape size of the temperature or weight.

Water Experiments 2016

Walt: Create a presentation with experiments that includes water.

Task: Our task was to create a presentation and put in as much experiments that includes water in the experiment. We had to also research on Google so we could see what kinds of funky experiments are out there for us to show. What we had to do was to either make a Google Doc or a Presentation to show what experiment we are doing and also what are the instructions and what steps you need to follow.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Rust Task Poster

Walt: Create a Poster about Rust and use your information that you have put into a Doc or into a presentation and make it more interesting.
What have you learnt: I have learnt lot's of things from the previous information that I have already researched and I managed to find lot's of fun facts about Rusting. The information was a little bit hard to find because it took a long time to research and I finally managed to find more information about Rusting.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Fast Rust Task

Fast Rust Task

Rust


Task: Work on this Doc together with a partner.

What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.
IronWaterOxygen from the Air

Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)
Rust is usually used to refer to a very common, reddish - brown compound called an iron oxide. Iron oxide is formed when iron and oxygen react in the presence of water or moisture in the air. Iron oxide is is very common, because iron reacts easily with oxygen in the air.

How could you prevent something from rusting?
Whenever you get iron, water and oxygen together, you get rust. So the best way to prevent it is to keep them apart, that’s what paint does. Or the spray - on wax and oil coatings that the car protection companies sell. Keep your tools dry and wipe down your bike after a ride. Keep the water away and it can’t rust.

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
What I have learnt from the information that I know is that metal can rust really easily unless it is in contact with Iron, Water or Oxygen from the air that flies around us. I have also learnt why rusting occurs is because when you have iron and the oxygen from the air comes and glides through the iron & water is pushing against the iron, it will make the iron rust and turn into a brown colour.


Friday, 18 November 2016

Letter of Support - Kent Manning & Libby

To Kent Manning & Libby,

To Kent Manning & Libby who has been living in Christchurch, I am so sorry for your loved ones who have passed away in the Earthquake that has occurred your way. My reaction towards the earthquake is quite shocking because I know that it isn’t a nice place to live but it is also really dear towards some of you. 

I hope that you would cheer up and accept my letter of support to show that I may not know how it feels to lose your loved ones, but I can feel the same pain as you. My advice towards you is that if you want to live a better life then try and make the right decision for you and your family to either move on with your life or prepare yourselves for the next earthquake.

Yours Sincerely,

Roimata

How to make a Basic Paper Plane

Step 1. Use a regular paper.

Step 2. Fold the paper in half, the orientation of the paper should be vertical, and the crease should be along this middle, longer side. Make sure the corners of the paper matches up. Unfold the paper again. Do not turn it over.

Step 3. Fold one corner of the paper into the center of the paper and do the same thing with the other corner. The two outer edges of the paper should touch each other at the crease line. 

This should form a triangular flaps on each side of the paper. The top should be in the shape of a point.

The bottom of the edge of the flap should be a straight line.

Step 4. Fold the flap again towards the middle of the paper. Take the top corner of the outside edge and fold it towards the middle. Just like in step 3, the edges should meet up along the vertical crease in the middle.

The paper should look like a dart, with a much narrower triangular flap on each sides. Most of the paper now will be in the shape of a triangle, with a point at the top.

Step 5. Fold the paper in half. When folding the paper in half, make the fold along the vertical crease. You are folding one side of the paper on top of the other, so it should match up exactly. Run your finger or a blunt - edged tool along the crease to make it sharp.

Step 6. Then your paper plane should look like this example that I have made:

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Mixture Problems 2

Walt: Solving problems using the most effective strategies.

Task: Our task was to finish the presentation and this presentation is just like the first Mixture problems but is has different questions. We had to use our knowledge that we already know and we had to try and use different equations that can work to solve the problem out and to get the correct answer. What I have learnt is using different strategies to solve different problems and what I can improve on in my maths next time.

Mixture Problems 1

Walt: Solving problems using the most effective strategies.

Task: Our task was to use our knowledge that we already know about our maths and what we have already learnt in the past few years that we have been to this school. The other text that was next to the other one was to show us what we can use and it was giving us some hints about what we are trying to work out for ourselves. Once we finished the first slides, we had another slide that was only for experts but we had no choice but to do it because it was all about exercising our brains and getting better with our own knowledge that we have already learnt.

Angles Poster

Walt: Understand Shapes

Task: Our task was to create a poster with as many information that we can to show people what a angle is and what their meaning is behind the word "Angle?" The Google Poster was kind of easy but hard at the same time because it was kind of hard to find some information about angles and looking for some pictures to show what we are talking about.

Properties of 2 and 3 Dimensional Shapes

Walt: Understand Shapes

Task: Our task was to use a warm up and we had to play a game with a partner and the game was called "Who am I" but we had to test our other partner what kind of shape we are by describing how many corners the shape has and the sides of the shape.  This presentation was a little bit easy because we had to add some vocabulary words that we use in angles and we also had to press on slide 3 to look at the link to know what kind of vocabulary's we can use.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Mr Wiseman - Come & See

Walt: Watch another Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie from any school and try leaving a positive comment on their class site.
Task: Our task was to blog post something about each movie that we have enjoyed and write down what was one of our favourite parts in the movie and we had to try and leave a positive comment on each blog that we have been watching the movie. My favourite part of this movie was when Sulieti tried to do the bridge on the sand, but then she failed and Aysha was the only one that did the hand stand.

Room 8 - Saint Patrick's Eat right, Energise

Walt: Watch a Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie from any school and try to post it on our blog.

Task: Our task was to watch another Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie from any school and we had to try and leave a positive comment on their blogs and make a blog post about their movie. This movie was about eating right food and we had to energise better, this movie was made from a lovely school called Saint Patrick's school in Room 8. Their food looked really delicious and they did good instructions.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Room 5 - Be Cyber Smart!

Walt: Watch a Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie and try commenting on that class blog.

Task: Our task was to watch a Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie and we had to comment at the same time to show people that we enjoyed the movie. My favourite part of this movie was when the girls walked up to Simon and asked him what he was doing because the girls saw Simon on his phone. Another one of my favourite part was when Uli was Miss Fosita and he was wearing a dress and he was trying to talk like a teacher.

Room 4 Manaiakalani Film Festival - History

Walt: Watch a Film Festival movie and try to comment on each movie you have watched.

Task: Our task was to watch any movie from the 2015 Film Festival movie from any of the Manaiakalani schools. This was one of my favourite Manaiakalani Film Festival movie because it has some old pictures of the Year 8's when they were just kids. The song in the background was lovely because it was describing how it was the Year 8's last time at Pt England School and they will be going into College.

Pseudoscience Task

Pseudoscience Task


Walt: Find and link information across a range of texts

Task:
Work on this Doc together with a partner.


What was the author's main message in pseudoscience
The author’s main message was if people believe in “Carrots can help you see in the Dark?” or “Chocolate can give you good memories” then you have to try and find that out yourself to see if it works when people think these things are true.

Another main message that the author was explaining about “Pseudoscience” is when people believe something that they don’t know, they should try and experiment that one subject that everybody believes so they can see if the statement is true or not.

What are some of the differences between scientists and advertisers?
ScientistsAdvertisers
ExperimentsSelling Products
Systematic ActivityCommunicating through Mass Media.


Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.

What I have learnt about Pseudoscience is that the word ‘Pseudoscience’ is a collection of beliefs that people believe or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on a scientific method.

I have also learnt that Pseudoscience is any body of alleged knowledge, methodology, belief, or practice that claims to be scientific, but does not fit with the actual nature of science. The word “Pseudo” means fake.

The surest way to spot a fake is to know as much as possible about the real thing - in this case, about science itself. Knowing science does not mean simply knowing scientific facts - it means understanding the nature of science.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Rewriting Instructions

Instructions should have clear, simple steps so you don’t confuse the person reading them.
Can you make these various instructions easier to understand?

Pick up an egg, gently hit it against the side of a bowl and empty the contents into a clean bowl.
First you pick up 1 egg, carefully hit the egg against the side of the bowl and try to empty the contents into a clean bowl.
Open the fridge and take out the butter. Take off the lid. Get a knife and use it to scoop some butter. Rub the knife onto the toast.
Open the fridge and take out the butter. Remove the lid. Get a knife and try use it carefully without cutting yourself and scoop some butter. Rub the knife onto the toast.     
Hold the two shortest sides of paper and bend them together. Squeeze them so that the paper is now in half.
Hold the ends of the 2 shortest sides of paper and fold them together. Squeeze them so that the paper is now in half.
When you hear the sound of the whistle, move one leg in front of the other as quickly as you can.
When you hear the sound of a whistle, move one leg in front of the other as quickly and possible as you can.
When player One had rolled the die, they should hand it to player Two, who should then roll it too. The person with the highest score moves their counter first.
When Player One has rolled the die, try handing it to Player Two, who should then roll it too. The person with the highest score moves their counter first.
If you want to turn on the computer, look for the round, lack power button and press it once.
If you want to turn on the computer, look for the round, lack power button and try pressing it once.
Hold the handles of the scissors and cut along the dotted line, making sure you don’t hurt yourself.
Hold the handles of the scissors and cut along the dotted line, making sure you don’t cut yourself.
Before you start mixing the ingredients, switch on the oven and turn the dial to 140 degrees.
Before you start mixing the ingredients, switch on the oven and turn the dial to 140 degrees. But be careful that you don’t burn yourself
Take the lid off the glue stick and rub the glue on the tab, being careful not to get any glue on your clothes.
Try taking the lid off the glue stick, try rubbing the glue on the tab and try being careful not to get any glue on your clothes because it is extremely sticky.
When you have planted your seed, pick up the pot and move it near to a window where it will get lots of sunlight.
Once you have planted your seed, pick up the pot really slowly to make sure that you don’t drop it and try moving the pot near a window where it will get lots of sunlight.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

What is a Fair Test?

Walt: Create a Poster and put in different interesting information that you know about "Fair Test?"

Task: Our task was to create a poster and put in as much information as we can to show our knowledge on what we know about what a Fair Test is. We had to add lot's of interesting information on the poster so people know what a fair test is and what I'm comparing it to because it is the same as a Variable. I have learnt many things about what a fair test is and I'm looking forward to knowing more information or examples about what a fair test is.

Algebra - Week 4

Walt: Simplify algebraic equations

Task: Our task was to make a copy of this presentation and it is all about Algebra. First we had to try and understand what Vocabulary and Basic Definitions are and they also included what an Equation is and what it means. There are different parts of an equation better than saying "That thingy there"!" and you have no clue what it means. What I have learnt from this presentation was that I managed to learn a lot more about Algebra and it gave me lot's of knowledge about some maths problems.

PQR Maths Problem

Walt: Use the example on the first slide and try using that example that you have seen and use it throughout the other slides to help you work out the question.

Task: Our task was to make a copy of this presentation and use the first example of the slide to show us what we have to do to complete the other slides to a high standard. What I have learnt from this presentation is using different algebraic expressions meaning in terms of pouring and doing the following work. Some of the questions were really hard for me at first, until I started reading the question over and over again so I can understand what it is trying to do.