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Friday, 15 September 2017

Maori Language Week

This week for Maori language week I had to get into a group of two, three or four. I partnered up with jack, in our pair we had to write down and record ourselves saying; Happy birthday in Maori, our Pepeha's, Greetings and counting to ten. A Pepeha is basically a list of your relatives, your ancestry, what the closest river/ocean and mountain to you is and also where you go to school/college/university.
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Maths Art

LI To create a piece of art using: rotation, translation, and reflection.
This week for maths I had to finish off my art work and put it together on a piece of black cardboard, The first row of the art is for rotation, the second is reflection and the third is for translation, you may not notice the translation for it's quite small.
The top row is paint, the middle row is pastel and the bottom row is dye. I did this by using the materials supplied by the school to create the art and also by using glue to stick the art squares onto the black cardboard.

Four Walls Of Hauora

This week for inquiry I had to get into a group, in that group we had to make a video, storyboard or animation for each of the four walls of hauora. We did three videos and one storyboard, also if you didn't know the four walls are; Taha Tinana (Physical), (Mental & Emotional), (Spiritual) and (Social).
To do these videos and the storyboard we used wevideo and storyboard that, we also used google documents to write down our ideas for the videos although most of the time we didn't stick to the script.
Video is below
 Hauora.mp4

 Hauora.mp4

Commenting

This week I commented on Irys's blog, if you'd like to see her blog post here's the link.

Free Rice

This week for my other slot I did free rice, for this you have to answer questions and every question you answer correctly donates ten grains of rice to world hunger.


Tables Conga

This week for my can do slot I did tables conga, for this game you have to collect the numbers of the times table that you choose. You also have to avoid the x's that follow a programmed pattern to try and catch you.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Speech Planning

LI to create a persuasive speech.
This week for writing I had to create a coggle for my brainstorming of my speech, in it I've put: Rhetorical questions, reasons, my opinion, factual information and the links to websites that I found the information on. A fact from one of the websites that are linked is dozens of studies going back to the 1950's prove that if you eat breakfast in the morning you'll be able to focus much more.
I did this by researching facts, writing my opinion and also by thinking of rhetorical questions.
Coggle Brainstorm

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Kate Sheppard Poster

  • To make connections, identify main ideas, summarise, evaluate and synthesise facts through learning conversations.
For this task I had to make a poster on Kate Sheppard, I also made a rough replica of the New Zealand ten dollar note. This is the fourth task that I've done out of the eight we have to do before the end of the term, the other task I did this week was a group activity.
I did this by using my prior knowledge and websites to find and write down information and also by using google drawing tools to make the replica of the note.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Hauora

For this week's inquiry I had to get into a group of four and in that group we had to decide who was going to do an info graphic on each of the walls of Hauora. I chose to do the physical wall and my group mates chose others.
I did this by using google shapes for the character and items and also by using my knowledge of the wall so far to write the text.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Kiwi Can

This week for Kiwi Can we were learning about self discipline, we also played two games. The first game we played was Bip Bop Bounce again, for it you have to say bang before the person in middle that points at you and manages to say bip bop bounce. The other game we played was one where we had to try and fit all of the people in the group into a circle made out of hula hoops that got smaller every round.

Keyboarding Drills Level 3

This week for my Daily Six slot I chose to do my Keyboarding drills level three, we do these to improve our handwriting and also to make us familiar with our keyboards.

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“Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack”
“Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow”
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
“Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack”
“Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow”
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Commenting

This week for my commenting slot I commented on Jack's blog post.

Free Rice

This week for my other slot I chose to do Free Rice for it you answer questions, for every question answer ten grains of rice are donated to the world hunger organisation.

Tables Conga

This week for my can do's slot I chose to do my seven times tables on tables conga, for it you have to avoid the x's and collect all of the times tables numbers.

Tongan Language Week

This week instead of having Kiwi Sport LS1 had to do a DLO on Tongan language week. We were put into four groups, in those groups we were taught by one person who knew Tongan. Once we done learning we had to get in pairs and make the DLO together.

Persuasive Speech Plan

 LI to create a persuasive speech.
This week for writing all of Mr Ogilvies groups had to plan three persuasive speech's on any topic we wanted to write them on. Although before we were allowed to start planning we first had to fill in a Padlet with ideas. One we'd filled that in we could start planning, my three arguments are about School breakfast, a Tuc shop in all schools and students being able to prank teachers.
I did this by using the ideas on the Padlet for my inspiration.


Point of view on the suffragettes movement

LI To make connections, identify main ideas, summarise, evaluate and synthesise facts through learning conversations.
This week for reading we had to start on a site full of tasks, every week for the rest of the term we had to do two of the tasks on there. One of the ones I did was with Jack, we had to do it on our point of view about the suffragettes movement. I think that the movement should've started a long time before it actually did because it was mostly women doing all of the house work back then.
Jack and I did this by using shapes and tools for the characters and also by finding websites to confirm some information.

Friday, 1 September 2017

How to make a 3D net

LI to create my own 3D shape with a different capacity from volume.
This week for maths Mr Wong's groups had to start making their 3D nets and shapes, (We did the planning last week) we were given a big piece of cardboard to draw our nets on. We weren't allowed to use the whole piece of cardboard for just one shape though, we had to share it with others. One of the tricky parts was trying to get straight lines, the reason for this is because the cardboard was too big for our rulers so we had to estimate on whether or not we thought it was straight. Once we were done we then had to make a video explaining how to make one.
I did this by using a ruler to try and make the lines straight, partnering up with Jack and Julian to make the video and also by trying multiple times to get the lines straight.
Link to video

Pixel Art

This week for my daily six task I chose to do Pixel Art, I only chose to do a question mark because for the first stage of Pixel Art you aren't allowed to colour your picture in and so there's no point in making something that'll only look good if it's coloured in. I also didn't do it because for the first stage of Pixel Art the point is not to make a cool looking picture but merely just to show that we can rule straight lines.


Thursday, 31 August 2017

Free Rice

This week for my can do slot I chose to do Free Rice, for it you must answer questions and with every question answered ten grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme to help fight hunger. I managed to answer 54 questions without getting any incorrect, I got up to level 18 on the English vocabulary section.

Raz-Kids

This week for my other slot on the must do task list I chose to read a book on Raz-Kids, for Raz-Kids you have to read books and answer questions to earn stars which you can spend on upgrades for your robot or furniture for your spaceship.

Commenting

This week I commented on Jack's poster about possum's, if you would like to see it then visit this link and if you'd like to see his blog then click on this.

Technology In Schools - Yes Or No?


LI Having a point of view and constructing an argument.
LI Structure of an argument.
This week for writing Mr Ogilvies group's had to write an argument on whether or not we wanted technology in schools, this whole thing was completely hypothetical. I decided to make mine against having technology in schools, even though I was using technology to write and record my argument.
I did this by thinking about all of the bad things that technology can do to students while they're in school and  also by using FlipGrid to record.
This is my argument: (If you can't hear me properly)

In the olden days people used blackboards and textbooks, they could practise their handwriting any time they wanted to. Because of that fact they had very good handwriting and also they learnt how make their words join together. Now that there are technological systems that you can just press a button to write a letter on, the handwriting of the newest generation won’t be nearly as good as the former unless they practise their handwriting. Another thing about technological systems being in schools is the fact that the students may use them for the wrong reasons during their learning time, and there’s another problem too. When the students grow older and suddenly their power and internet cuts out it’ll be like the end of the world for them, the reason for this is because they’d be so used to using their technology. So in my opinion there shouldn’t be technology in school. I’m not saying that technology is really bad and that you shouldn’t use it because if an accident happens then someone could just call emergency services using a phone and that might save the life of the person.
Link to arguments

Kiwi Sport

This week for Kiwi Sport group B learnt about the proper ways of jumping, we also played octopus and practised our scissor action jumping. For the practising of our jumping we had to do scissor action jumps over the lines on the court. When we tried out jumping over the small high jump bar Julian wanted his nearly all the way to the top, and he actually jumped over it. We learnt that you mus have bent knees, a fast run up, high arms and left arm left leg right leg right arm or the other way around depending on what side you run from.


Kiwi Can

This week for Kiwi Can LS1 group B learnt about emotions, we also played three games. The first one was called Hand circle, for it we had to get into a circle on our stomach's and put our right hands over the person next to us's left hand. Next someone smacked their hand on the floor and the person who's hand was the closest had to smack their on the floor and so on, but if someone smacked their hand on the floor before it was their turn then they had to put that hand behind their back. The next game we played was Bip, Bop, Bounce again. For it you have to get into a circle and someone stands in the middle, the person in the middle has to try and say bip, bop, bounce before the person that they're pointing at could say bang. If the person could say bang then they were safe but if they weren't quick enough then they were out and had to sit down, the person in the middle could also just say bip and if the person they were pointing at said bang the person that said bang was out. The last game we played was one where we had to guess the meaning of four photo's on a piece of paper, there were ten pieces of paper that were scattered across the room.

Poem Conversation

LI to identify purposes for poems.
LI to identify characteristics of poems.
This week for inquiry the poetry group had to write their own poems, we could choose from Diamante, Cinquain, Limerick and Haiku. I chose to do Haiku, those who finished their poems quickly were allowed to do either a Haiku battle or a Haiku conversation. I chose to do a Haiku conversation with Julian, we didn't actually video it but we still wrote the Haiku's. We also had to add seasonal and emotional references.
We did this by using the emotions written on the whiteboard and also by thinking about what would go with anger.
Julian:
I’m aggravated,
I feel like smashing someone
They are like snowflakes.

Alex:
If they anger you,
Hesitate to assault them.
Cool off in the snow.

Alex:
Refrain from hurting,
They shall remember the pain
Hide the hate in snow.

Julian:
I shall not hurt them,
I feel exquisitely calm.

I’ll watch snowflakes fall.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Possum Opinion Poster - Keep or Kill?

LI to separate fact from opinion.
LI to identify the main ideas in a text.
This week for reading everyone in Mr Ogilvies groups had to decide on whether or not they wanted Possum's in New Zealand. I chose to say that Possum's shouldn't be in New Zealand because they kill native animals and plants, they can also spread diseases to other animals. I learnt lots of facts about Possums, did you know that there are roughly thirty million of them in New Zealand to this day?
I learnt this by researching on many websites, the Possum picture and the Ice Age picture were free to use and the cartoon Possum was given to me by Jack.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Poetry Poster


LI: To identify vocabulary and language features for use in writing a poem about feelings.

This week for inquiry I learnt about poetry, there are many types of poetry and some examples are Haiku and Cinquain. A Haiku is a poem that is usually related to the seasons, it has three lines, doesn’t rhyme and the syllables for it must go 5 on sentence 1, 7 for sentence 2 and 5 again for sentence three. A Cinquain is a poem that first must have a noun as the title, two adjectives, three ing words, a phrase and a synonym. A Cinquain has five sentences.

We about these by watching the videos and reading the examples.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Tables Conga

This week for my can do slot I did Tables Conga I chose to do my seven times tables.

Raz-Kids

This week for my other slot I read a book on Raz-Kids, for Raz-Kids you read books and get stars. With those stars you can buy things to add to your spaceship and robot. 

Commenting

This week for commenting I commented on Jack's blog, if you'd like to see his post or his blog here's the link to his blog.

Keyboarding Drills

This week I did keyboarding drills level 1, we do these drills to improve our speed with typing.
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3D Shape Net Planning

LI: To create my own 3D shape with a different capacity from volume. 
For this week's task we had to select a shape, draw a plan for it to be made with cardboard and find out how much volume and capacity the shape will have (volume/capacity have to be different). We also had to draw a schedule and write down what days we would do things and what days we were going to finish that part.
We did this by thinking of what shape we were going to do and also by drawing a rough example of the shape to measure and count the volume.

P.O.V (Point Of View)

LI What is the difference between fact and opinion.
LI What is a point of view.
For this week's task everyone in my group had to write two paragraphs on a topic of their choice, once we'd finished the paragraphs we then had o go on Point Of View charts and write what our point of view was on the chosen topic of the group member. I chose to do my argument on medical treatment, Sakina chose to do candy in school, Jack chose to do plagiarising, Nyjah chose to do school trips and Julian chose to do his on dirty houses. 
We did this by sharing two things to each other, they were the point of view charts and the google document with the paragraphs.






Kiwi Sport

This week for Kiwi Sport we learnt about jumping techniques, we learnt that we should: Bend our knees, swing arms forward when jumping and knees in line with shoulders etc. We did three things, one was the Rock, Paper, Scissors semicircle. For it we had to do two foot take offs and two foot landings on some pads that were arranged in a semicircle, the idea of the game was to beat everyone who came on the pads using Rock, Paper, Scissors. Another game we played was a "Jumping relay" where we were split into four lines and had to jump as far as we could and then the next person had to start from where you finished and jump as far as they could etc, the team that got the furthest won. The last game we played was octopus.


Kiwi Can

This week for Kiwi Can we learnt about our emotions, our topic for this term is resilience. We also played two games, for one of them we had to split up into four groups and make a circle in our groups once we also had to spread our legs out a bit. Once we'd made our circles we had to wait for Mr Malu to say 'Go!' and then we had to try and get a tennis ball through the other people's legs. For the second game we had to make a giant circle and we also got a new number, when a number was called out the people who's number that was called out had to go into the middle of the circle and then the people that made the circle had to use a ball to hit the people in the middle (not too hard). If the people in the middle survived they won, but nobody survived and we only had enough time to call two numbers.

Fact & opinion - The mystery men

LI to separate fact from opinion.

LI to identify the main ideas in a text.

For this week's task I had to watch a video and write down four facts and four opinions. Once I'd done that I then had to do a main idea summary frame, for it we had to write down what I thought the main idea of the video was, 2 examples of supporting detail and if the main idea is clear.

I did this by watching the video several times just to double/triple check the facts and opinions.
Link to video

I think the main idea is That Shoveler is trying to convince his team to fight the good fight with Casanova.
One example of a supporting detail is the fact that Shoveler said that they were the cavalry and they needed to save the city.
Another example of a supporting detail is because Shoveler said that champion city needs them.
It is clear that the main idea is Shoveler is trying to convince his team to fight Casanova.

Because he said a really good speech and also said that if they didn’t fight they were as good as dead.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Commenting

I commented on Jack's blog.

Raz-Kids

This week for my other slot on the must do task list I did Raz-Kids. For it you have to read books and answer questions, if you do that you get a certain amount of stars which you can spend on upgrading you robot to make it look cool and you can also design your own spaceship by buying the furniture with stars.

Kiwican

This week for Kiwican we learnt about self discipline, we then played a game that required good self discipline. The game was called Bip Bop Bounce, for it someone stands in the middle of a circle and they have to point at someone and try to say bip bop bounce before they person could say bounce. The person in the middle could also just say bounce and if the person they were point at said bounce they were out, so basically if the person in the middle just said bounce then you were supposed to not say anything. After that we did G.K.Q, we were asked questions like what is the fastest animal alive.


Keyboarding Drills

This week for my daily six I did keyboarding drills level two, we do these drills to be able to write fast on our keyboards.
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Tables Conga


This week I did the eight times tables on tables conga. If you don’t know this is how you play it, you can select what times table you want to do by scrolling down the page and clicking the different times tables. So for the game you must collect the numbers from the times table that you’ve chosen in order, there are also X’s they follow a direct path on the map and enter through the bottom right corner on the map every few seconds.

Advertisement


LI to create our own advertisement.
For this week’s task I had to work in my group to create an advertisement, but before we could create it we think about things that people use for advertising,  what we’d be advertising and what the name of the product would be. We chose to advertise a stationary set, we decided to call it the stationary value pack. When we made the video we had to try and use as many of the advertising techniques that we wrote down, after we’d recorded the video Jack edited it and added subtitles.
We did this by using wevideo for the recording, my stationary and pencil case for the stationary value pack and also by using the health nurse's room next to LS1.