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!!