Monday, 24 September 2018

"Being famous and/or rich would make me happy"

Walt: Consider both sides of an argument.

"Being famous and/or rich would make me happy"
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I partly agree with this statement because if I was famous/rich it could help me travel the world to help others who don’t live in safe places, give to the people who need clean and fresh water or just lend a helping to those who need good shelter and homes. Being famous/rich could also help me to inspire others to work hard and reach for their dreams especially those who suffer from severe conditions and can’t do what most people can. I could also live an easier life because if I was famous and/or rich I could  earn heaps of money. I would be living in a pleasing house that is maintained by housekeepers, gardeners, cooks and other servants to help me. This goes to show that being famous and/or rich can make me feel happy because I’m basically rich, I can give to the homeless and have a happy life!

Yet there are still a few things that would make me feel miserable about being famous and or rich. I have to worry about my safety because I have to go through threatening messages saying that someone wants to kill me. But it’s not only my safety that I have to worry about it’s also my family’s safety. Speaking of family I can have a hard time because I would have to be away from them so much because of things like meetings and TV interviews. Online gossip is also one thing that would bother me while being famous/rich. There are a lot of untruthful things that go around on the internet which could also ruin my career just because of haters.

Overall I think that I would be famous and/or rich because of the benefit of helping others in need and also to support my family with what they need help with but only for a period of time.

Task Description: For this task Room 1 Literacy talked about a statement and we debated about the statement. The statement was "Being famous and/or rich would make me happy". We looked at both sides of the argument and then looked at it from our own perspective. We all discussed our opinions whether we agree or disagree in little groups then formed our own statement. This is my final opinion.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Perfect Perimeter

WALT: Calculate area and perimeter.
Task Description: Last week in Room 4 Maths we learnt about calculating area and perimeter. This weeks activity was called perfect perimeter. The whole class split into 4 or 5 group and part of the activity was measuring. First we started making estimations (guesses) about the objects that were listed down such as our feet, our maths book also our pencil. The class also had to figure out the area and perimeter through shapes. This is a presentation showing the working we did.

How The Mammoth Got It's Tusks!

Image result for mammothWALT: Think outside the box with writing.
Many years ago when the overgrown green jungle was filled with tons of animals there lived the giant hairy mammoth. But in those times the mammoth was not the powerful one. It was the mighty lion. The lion was the best because they were strong and he had powerful legs. Lion also had very sharp, ferocious teeth and jaws that he used to defeat other animals. 

Even though lion ruled the jungle he was not on his best behavior most of the time. He would pick on the other animals because of how they looked, especially the mammoth. One day Lion saw mammoth with the other animals chatting and laughing away. Lion got jealous so he marched down to the group of animals on the muddy patches of grass. 

“What are you guys doing”, says the lion in an angry voice. His eyes were staring directly at the mammoth. “Were just having a chat”, Mammoth replies. The Lion stared mammoth down. Everyone was silent. Lion then turned around and walked back as if nothing happened. The other animals were suspicious but they kept their mouths solid shut! The animals all waited till Lion was out of there site then they carried on there conversation as if nothing ever happens but mammoth was still wondering why Lion acted so mysterious. Then the grasshopper ropes mammoth into the conversation so mammoth just carried on but still held that thought.

Ever since that day, the lion would see mammoth getting all the attention. The other animals would always play fun games together but Lion would be left out. One time Lion saw all the other animals cheering for mammoth because he saved a little panda who was stuck up the tree. All Lion wanted to do was to pick on other animals and always say that he was the highest of them all. Lions jealousy towards mammoth grew bigger and bigger. Until Lion told himself “Enough is enough”, Lion says with a deep voice. So he began to make a plan.

The lion was thinking hard until “Ting” a light bulb clicked! The Lion laid out his plan on a large piece of wood as if Lion was story boarding a movie. Lion’s goal was to give mammoth an ugly potion so all the other animals can make fun of him so mammoth will never shine as bright as the sunlight. “Ugly mammoth 101”, Lion said with an evil voice. First, he had to make his potion so he gathered everything he could and started mixing up different ingredients. When the potion was finally done he gathered a bundle of grass in a little box and just before he was going to pour in ugly potion he hears a knock on the door.

Who could that be Lion thought to himself! He took 2 tiny steps towards the door then 2 large steps back. Lion took a deep breath and walked confidently to the door Lion took a little peep through his little glass hole and gasped! “It’s Mammoth”, Lion quickly hid the potion and the bundle of grass. Then tiptoed to the door and opened it. “What do you want”, Lion says. “Hi there Lion”, Mammoth says in a happy voice. “Why are you here?!”, Lion replies. “Oh I just came to check up on you because it’s a beautiful day”, Mammoth says. The lion looked at him and cringed. “I don’t need to be checked up by someone like you!”, Cried the Lion. Then he slammed the door shut.

Lion went back to making his disgusting potion. Lion poured the ugly potion on to the bundle of bright green grass. Now all the lion had to do was give the grass and he will finally make his dream come true! Lion walked over to Mammoths house and knocked on the door. “Hello...anyone there”, said the Lion. Mammoth opened the door to see Lion with a box of grass. “I’m sorry Mammoth for being so mean when you came to my house,” Lion said. “Could you forgive me”, Lion says handing the box of grass to mammoth. “Of course I do”, mammoth says as he receives the box of grass. “Well I gotta get going”, Lion says as if he’s in a rush. “Well I can’t wait to eat this”, says mammoth with excitement. They said their goodbyes and mammoth closed the door but Lion left with a smirk on his face.

The next day mammoth woke up and felt like there has been a lot of weight put onto him. He thought that it was normal so he got up and got ready for another day. Mammoth walked up the group of animals and they all gasped. “What are those two things hanging from you”, One animal says in shock. Mammoth runs to the water to see his reflection and was blown away. All the animals asked what happened but mammoth didn’t know what to say. One baby panda walks up to mammoth and says, “I like it” and give mammoth a hug. All of a sudden the herd of animals starts complimenting mammoth. Lion saw the group of animals and they revealed mammoths new look. “What have I done!”, Lion says in distraught. “It was you”, one animal says confused. All the animals then chased the Lion so he would never be seen by anyone. All the animals were happy and so they celebrated and the mammoth was named the King Of The Jungle!


The End!'

Task Description: Last week Room 1 Literacy wrote our own porquoi tales. What are porquoi tales? Well Porquoi is french for "why". Porquoi tales is a make-believe narrative that explains why something is the way it is and it usually describes something in nature such as animals. In this case we had to pick something like a animal, tree or even a human then write a pourquoi tale. I chose to write about a mammoth and how it got it's tusk. I chose the mammoth because it would sound interesting and mysterious if I wrote a story about. We also had to work on using double adjectives to help make our stories engaging. This is the story of How the mammoth got it's tusks!


Friday, 24 August 2018

Learning a new skill!

Learning a new skill!
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For the past few weeks the whole block of team 5 learnt a new skill in our individual classes. Room 1 (My Class) decided to use juggling as a new skill. We worked hard and went through the basic steps on how to juggle. When we were done each class from the blocked performed the new skill that we learnt. We had skills like juggling, line dancing and even ballet. After all the performances all classes are now working on a individual skill we want to do. Some of us are divided into groups and some of us are learning our new skill individually. I have decided to join a group and figure new skills we can learn. Our new skill is based on dancing and we will be doing a mixture of dances. So far we've got African dancing, Hip Hop, Ballet and Line dancing. I am looking forward to what wee will be creating!  

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Benefits Of Exercise Song

WALT: Use technical vocabulary in our writing

Task Description: Last week Room 1 Literacy had to write a song about about the benefits of physical activity. We basically had to pick a song or one we liked and change then change the lyrics. The song was based on physical activity because this term we are focusing on the Benefits of physical activity. I have not finished my piece of writing but this is what I have done! Enjoy.

                          Original Song: All About That Bass                            

Because you know I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass... bass... bass... bass

Yeah, it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two
But I can shake it, shake it, like I'm supposed to do
'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places.

Remake My Song: All about my brain and my weight!

Because you know I'm all about the brain and my weight, No Trouble I’m all about the brain and my weight No Trouble I’m all about the brain and my weight No Trouble I’m all about the brain and my weight… Yeah it’s pretty clear that you gotta exercise you want to live longer and have a healthy life. Cause you got to move more to get your heart pumping to fight off diseases and so get up and get grooving.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Benefits Of Physical Activity

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There are lots of Benefits why you should exercise. It helps things in your body like your heart and lungs and more important body parts! Keep reading this piece of writing because I am going to be explaining what the benefits of physical activity.

Exercise is one of the best things that can help your health and body. Most people dislike exercising because it’s boring unlike other people who enjoy it. But why should we exercise? Exercise is like a life changing experience! For most people that think exercise is boring they that you have to go to the gym everyday or go for a jog around the block is making you fit. Did you that every time you carry a bag of groceries, walk back from school or well your intense floor mopping your health levels are improving. That is called aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is exercise that makes you sweat or “huff and puff”.

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Another Benefit of Exercise is that is strengthens your heart. Your heart is the most important thing in your body. The heart is a muscle. Just like other muscles its performance improves when challenged by exercise. When your heart responds to the exercise it becomes more stronger and stronger. When it strengthens the heart it can help fight off diseases and other viruses that can lead to death.

Exercise also plays a very big part to the brain. When you exercise you increase your heart rate and then it pumps more oxygen to the brain which is really helpful to the brain. Other types of exercise such as aerobic exercise can help your brain. It also does more like you can have good memory function and it can also help you with information processing.

There you have those are three benefits on why exercising is important! Remember you don’t need to walk around the block or go to the gym to be fit. You can just help out with the groceries or other simple things that will keep you moving!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Year 7 Team Building! (Recount)

Water Slide Disaster!

Every year during term 2 the year 7’s can finally get a break from the year 8’s as they are gone to a camping trip. While the year 8’s are away the year 7’s get of three days of fun indoor or outdoor activities and challenging games. Hearing this made me jump up happily! While they were gone we also had the chance of stepping up the leaders of the school.

From my perspective I thought that team building was a time where the year 7’s can step up as leaders for the school. However we had a whole lot of fun activities that includes working as a team like how we played human chain. But I did not expect this activity to be one it was the… Water Slide!! It has been a hard week so I was so excited for this one. I was also excited because I haven’t been on a water slide in ages!

When it was finally time for our fun water slide activity I had a big smile on my face. We were first instructed to put our spare clothes on then go and line up outside. As I stepped outside I could see dishwashing liquid everywhere and a lot of water spreading onto the court. While we were outside I was a nervous wreck because I had no idea we were going to be sliding on the court, even though there was a platform for us to slide on I was still scared I was going to scrape myself.

We sat down on the court and out teacher (Whaea Kelly) gave us the instructions. “OK! Blue Dogs and Red Rebels we are going to be doing a relay!”,Whaea kelly says with excitement. Both teams have huge smiles on their faces. Whaea kelly told us to line up in our team lines. For the relay we had to the first cone and do 5 push ups yes 5 pushups. Then we had to run to the next cone and do 10 star jumps and finally when we get to the last cone we do 4 sit ups.

“Are you ready!”, Whaea Kelly as she turns on the hose. “Yes”, Everyone replies. Except for me I was just standing the feeling shy! “GO”, Shouts Whaea Kelly. The first person goes and Whaea Kelly has a big grin on her face. I could tell that she was excited to torture us! BUt what was way worse was that the water was Cold!

A lot of people have already went by and I stood there feeling very nervous! I asked myself lots of questions like what if water goes up my nose? What if I fall and scrape myself? I was so not prepared. I was so caught up in my emotions that I didn't even know that it was already my turn! I ran and did my 5 pushups and I was so weak! The teacher did not feel sorry for us it was crazy!

I finally finished my turn and iI was so cold my hair was everywhere and I felt like I was frozen. When Whaea Kelly said If we want to go again then line up but I went back to change because I was done! I couldn’t take anymore of the coldness because the weather was kinda off. I think next time I should be more prepared for what's coming because at first I was so excited but it wasn’t what I expected!


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Current Events and Activites 2

Walt: Monitor ourselves to complete all our work 


Task Description: Today for literacy we are working on our second current events activities. Current Events and Activities is a task that helps us keep up to date with the things that are going on around the world. In Current Events and Activities we go on sites like the New Zealand Herald or Kiwi Kids news. This article I found was from the New Zealand Herald. The article I chose was about a Hawaiian man who got hot lava splatted onto his shin down. This event was caused by an volcanic eruption that occurred 3 weeks ago in Hawaii. This is the first known incident from the volcanic eruption. Check our the presentation for more information to the story.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Current Events and Activities!

Walt: Reflect on our reading scores to help us create reading goals.
Task Description: Today Room 1 literacy has on two more normal days until the year 8's head off to camp...YASS! Today we are going to be finishing off our work from the past weeks. This is a activity called current events and activities. In current events and activities we go on sites like NZ herald or Kiwi Kids news and other sites then we pick an article and we write about the article we chose. This is one article I chose and it was about a security guard who was assaulted by a teen boy.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The Conservationist's Inquiry Research EXT




Task Description: This is just work we had to finish from last term in extension but we didn't have time. Our task from last term was to creating a movie talking about pollution which is a huge impact on the world. We were each divided into a group and started creating our movie's. But before we created our movies we had to work our Inquiry Research. Inquiry Research is basically a little introduction into the group and creating statements to follow up our introduction. My group was called the Conservationist's and we are looking from the perspective of our wildlife animals.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

#MyGoals

Walt: Write measurable goals to help us achieve more
Task Description: For this task Room 1 Literacy were instructed to write down our Goals towards our work. Before we did that we talked about the different stages that there are when it comes to learning. Hot Camp - Workers who try hard every day and get there work done.
Warm Camp - Kids who try very hard sometimes but then become slack.
Cold Camp - Kids who don't really listen and are late on there work.
Those were the three stages we talked about. We then had to think about which camp that we belong to right now (I was in the warm camp) and take that information and put it into our goals, and this is what I have made.

Monday, 30 April 2018

My Holiday Highlight!

It’s finally Term 2 of 2018 and were finally back at School! For my first blog post of the Term I am going to be writing about the Highlight of my Holiday! On April the 27 me and my family went to go visit my baby Nephew who was born the day before. It was my cousin’s first baby and it was a boy. Before we went there we prepared gifts like a robe for the mother, clothes for the baby boy and KFC for them to eat. After that we went to the Birth Care in Botany and we finally met him. I was so excited to meet him and the first thing I wanted to do was hold. My cousin’s didn’t expect us to be there and they were so surprised. While we were there we talked, laughed and had a great time! The baby was getting a bit hot because the room was a little hot because the room was a bit crowded so some of us went outside and played.  A while after I finally got to hold him. He felt so soft and cuddly and when it was time to give him back I still wanted to hold him. I can’t wait to visit him again and I wish nothing but the best for them! So that was my highlight of my Holiday!!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Attitude Talks with Tony!


Today Team 5 had a special guest come over to the street! It was Tony from Attitude Talks. Tony came to talk about who you are? and are we normal? During the talk it came to a bit when he talked about what is our personality. Tony asked us what kind of animal are we? Are we a Otter - The entertainer like the class clown. Or are you are Lion - The leader like the prefect of you school or house captain. There is also the Golden Retriever - The Peacemaker who is kind and loyal, and the last personality is the Beaver - Hard worker and can get things done on time. But each of the personality's has a weakness. None of them are stronger then the other. Tony then said to choose which animal we think is the closest to us. I thought that I am the Otter because I like making people laugh and feel happy but my weakness is that I can get bored straight away. Tony also talked about what makes us who we are. The three main things that makes us who we are is our Genes, Environment and the Choices we make. Then there comes the things we do. We should dump dumb thoughts and try something new. We also have to Do the right thing and Help Others. I thought that bringing Tony in was amazing I got to learn new things about myself and a little inside to Tony's life.

Task Description: This was a little task that was from Term 1. I am going to be finishing off my work from Term 1 and this is one of them. Tony is a guy who does Attitude Talks to intermediate kids around NZ. We were very lucky to have Tony and we had a little talk about Who am I? and Making the right Choices? This is just a description of what I've learnt from Tony. I hope you enjoy! SORRY I couldn't find any photo's.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Holes Vlog: Chapter 1:7




This week Room 1 Literacy is working on the book Holes. Each week we are instructed to read a different chapter every week. This is activity one and a little review of what I have read so far.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Making 3D Clay Shapes!


Yesterday Room 4 Maths made 3D shapes out of clay. We used clay, water, a plastic wooden knife, plastic ruler and paper. The shape me and Naomi (my partner) decided to make was a hexagonal prism which is a 3D shape. We made these shapes for our young ones who are struggling to find real life 3D shapes. So we decided to step in and help them out by making them. We used a template to make the shape perfect. The shape is based on a hexagon. When we go to present our creations we have to ask them questions these are my questions: How much faces does it have? How many Edges does it have? Does it have 12 vertices.. How do you know?




Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Swift Playgrounds

Today when we were working in extension we had to learn about Functions and For loop.
A Function is a piece of code that you can easily call over and over again. It includes the specific steps performed in the function.
For Loop is a repetitive action or command typically created with programming loops.
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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Summarising

Walt: Summarise a written text.



Task Description: For this task I had to summarise two readings based on pollution. We are learning to summarise a written text. We first had to learn what is summarising and what is is about. After that using the knowledge we got we summarise two readings. This is the presentation that I have completed it's just mainly about pollution and summarising. Enjoy!

Friday, 2 March 2018

Amelia Visual Mihi

My Visual Mihi:
For Team 5's DLO for Term One we are creating our own Visual Mihi. A Visual Mihi is a little image showing 4 things about what you love. This is 4 things about what I love and I hope you get to know more about me!

Monday, 26 February 2018

How Can We Save Money?

Walt: Use Connectives in our explanations.
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How Can We Save Money?

Money’s everywhere! People use it to travel, buy things and sometimes donate to the poor or charity. But everyone has struggled with it. I believe that everyone should start saving up money for there future and that starts with you. Yes you! I am going to be explaining to you 3 different ways on how we can save our money for good so keep reading!

One way you can save money is by Sticking to a budget. Everyday people are spending there money no matter how big it costs. Sometimes you just need to stick an budget! When I say budget I mean a good budget like around $20 or $25. Sticking to a tight budget can help the big spenders save their money and can help them buy more useful stuff besides things that they want. Well your sticking to a budget be thoughtful with what you want because you might have 60 pairs of expensive shoes and you can’t afford lunch for your family!

Another way of saving money is Buying what you need not what you want! This one is important because it’s one of the best ways you can save up! Sometimes buying the things we want is not really useful then the things we need. No one really needs stuff like jewelry, Tv’s, Phone or stuff that is trending. I believe that people should use their money wisely and  stop buying stuff that are what you want unless what you want is useful. It’s up to you if you buy what you want. I’m not forcing you to but it’s a good way.

The last way to save money is by using a piggy bank. This is one of my favourite ways! Using a piggy bank is also very helpful just like the other idea’s. Is very easy to do but sometimes hard. Why you think? People don’t just put money straight into there piggy bank. Sometimes they want to spend it on lollies or drinks or something else. See It’s kind of hard! If you keep putting money the money you get in you piggy bank it will increase faster. Using a piggy bank really helps because you can save it for the future and and other important things.

Well you’ve seen my three idea’s. When you Stick to a budget, Buy what need and use a piggy bank you will feel comfortable with money and not have any problems with paying bills and food. Don’t go overboard and become a cheapskate!! Don’t spend your money everyday! It’s just the little thing you have to think about with your money. Question yourself Is the thing your buying useful? Do you really need it? I hope this will help you when you if you want to save money. Remember be Smart with your money!

Task Description: Since testing is coming up we had to do a practice explanation writing. if you don't know what explanation writing is it's just explaining a topic or a question in a writing form. We had to know the order and structure of an explanation writing in order to get it right. I found this task quite easy because I already had lot's of idea's in my head. We had to use connectives to make our writing flow well and not get mucked up!



Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Swift Playgrounds


Last week the year 7&8 Extension group started to use a coding program called swift playgrounds.
Swift playgrounds is a coding program that helps you code three types of characters which I found very
cool. We talked about Commands and Sequences. Commands is telling the characters to do, it’s kind
of like an instructions listed down for the characters to do. Sequences is like a layout of instruction for
the character to follow like step by step. This is a photo of the level I was stuck on which was
Slotted stairways that was part of function. I found this hard because I had to write down lot’s of code I
kept getting it wrong.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Blog Update 2018!

!!Welcome to my first blog-post for 2018!!
It has been a long time since I have posted. I’ve had a great start to the Year and Yeaah! I am officially year 7 student. I am in Home room 1 and I have a awesome Teacher Mr Wisemen! We’ve been learning heaps. Last week in our home classes we learnt about waitangi and we gathered facts and information about it. The group i was in decided to do a play to show the work we’ve done and the story of waitangi at the same time. In maths all we did was introduced each other and say something that is related to maths. We also did time tables and more. I think that 2018 is going to be a great year.Stay tuned for more blog-posts soon!!