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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.
qwertyuiop poiuytrewq qwertyuiop poiuytrewq
qwertyuiop poiuytrewq qwertyuiop poiuytrewq
qawsedrftg p;olikujyh qawsedrftg p;olikujyh
qawsedrftg p;olikujyh qawsedrftg p;olikujyh
paosidug qhwjekrlt; paosidug qhwjekrlt;
paosidug qhwjekrlt; paosidug qhwjekrlt;
TYRUEIWOQP YTURIEOWPQ TYRUEIWOQP YTURIEOWPQ
TYRUEIWOQP YTURIEOWPQ TYRUEIWOQP YTURIEOWPQ
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we too rip were equip quit yet tyre you peer pewter wore
two pie row toy retire pottery quite wire trip yew
Pretty Owe Wrote Pet Your Pore Tower Rot Yoyo Out Witty
Tree Wet Our Require Io Up Ore Poetry Top Tour Putty
Pretty Owe Wrote Pet Your Pore Tower Rot Yoyo Out Witty
Tree Wet Our Require Io Up Ore Poetry Top Tour Putty

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.

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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.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Through the hoops - Game Design

LI to create a game which would encourage building characteristics from previous lessons.
This week for inquiry I had to make a group of four and work with them to make a game, for the game we made you basically have to throw a fox tail through some hoops that we roll around. There were many things wrong with our game but the main one was the fact that it wasn't cooperative, you could be the best shot and get all of the hoops and not need a team. Mr Ogilvie then changed it so it was a cooperative game, he made it that four people stood in a square holding hula hoops and one person had to try and get the fox tail through all of the hoops, they could do this by counting down for the people with hoops to roll their hoops. Nobody in this inquiry group managed to get the fox tail through all of the hoops.
We thought of the game by looking remembering some games the we'd played before as examples, although we forgot that it had to be a cooperative game.

Unfolding 3D shapes

LI to unfold a 3D shape into a net.
LI to turn a 3D shape into a 2D shape.
This week for maths I learnt about nets, in maths terms a net is a 3D shape that has been unfolded. The task we had to do was unfold three 3D shapes, and for at least one of them we had to measure the length of its sides and use that to unfold it, but for the others we could just draw the outline. Once we'd drawn the outline we had to check and see if for the shape that was what it actually looked like unfolded.
I did this by imagining the shape unfolded, using a ruler to measure the lengths of the shape and also by tracing the shape that I was unfolding.


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Fact or opinion


LI to separate fact from opinion.

This week we learnt about fact and opinion, and also how to find which was which. A fact is something that is true and you can prove it by researching it using a book, computer or anything that will tell you about it. An opinion can be a fact because in the olden times people believed that the sun rotated around earth, and in someone’s opinion it was the other way around but people didn’t believe him so they thought it was his opinion. For the task I had to find a buddy and work with them to find four facts and four opinions from the link below. I buddied up with Jack.

We did this by watching the video several times, conferring with each other to make sure that the sentences in the fact or opinion boxes were actually facts and opinions.
Link to video


Friday, 11 August 2017

Scaling Shapes

LI to scale shapes bigger or smaller.
This week we learnt about scaling, when you scale something you either increase its size or decrease its size (Bigger/Smaller). For the task we had to draw four four sided irregular polygons and then we had to get someone from a different maths group to scale the shapes, I worked with Aung Naing.
We did this by using a ruler to scale the shape properly and also by using wevideo to record my slideshow.


I also did an audio recording to go with the slideshow.
video

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Kiwi Sport


Today for Kiwi Sport LS1 group B did three activities. For one of them we had to race other classmates, we were told that if we pointed our feet forward and leaned forward our heel on the back foot would go up. We also played a game where we were told four things, one space was here, another space was there, another space was where and everywhere meant to just run around all over the place. In the game once here, there, where or everywhere was called we had to move into the rectangle/run around. The last activity we did was one where we had a partner and also had a cone behind us. The main aim of this activity was to improve our reaction time because as soon as Andy clapped we had to turn around, run to grab the cone and sprint back to the line. If we beat our partner to the line then the side of the line that we were on got a point, the team with the most points in the end won.




Daily six


Today I did the third level of our keyboarding drills, for this you have to not look at your keyboard and copy down a random bunch of words/letters/punctuation. We do this to be able to type fast and know our keyboard so one day we can write things down without looking.
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man van can cab ban nab men no box cob mob mom come
bun bane vane mane maze mix mine zone cave vine no one
man van can cab ban nab men no box cob mob mom come
bun bane vane mane maze mix mine zone cave vine no one
Been Mean Cane Main Nice Vein Vain Zone Bunny Baby Money Yummy Nunn Bobby
Been Mean Cane Main Nice Vein Vain Zone Bunny Baby Money Yummy Nunn Bobby
“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 the black quartz, judge my vow”
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Relationships

LI to identify the characteristics of a good team
LI to identify the characteristics of a good team member
For this activity we had to go into five groups, in these groups we then had to write down examples of how we meet people on one padlet and how relationships can change on another padlet. I was in group one, and in it we came up with many examples on both padlets.
We did this by saying our ideas and also by helping each other out if they needed help to explain it more.


Tables Conga

In this game there are X’s and if you touch them you’ll be eliminated, to win the game you must collect all of the correct numbers of the times table that you chose to do. I chose to do the nine times table.

Kiwi Can

This week for Kiwi can we were learning about the effect of emotions. Our first activity was Selfie in it we had to act an emotion out and hold up a stick in front of us, the team that failed at doing the emotion was eliminated. The next activity we did was one where we had to sort out a bunch of emotions on paper, we took three tries before we finally got the order of them correctly.


Commenting

For this I commented on Jack’s blogpost about his infographic work, I had to use encouragement, a greeting, positive attitude, ask a question, use past tense and also make a connection.

Skimming & Scanning


LI to identify the main ideas in a text.

For this activity I had to create an infographic about skimming and scanning. We were given an example of what skimming and scanning would be if they weren’t for reading, the examples were a helicopter for scanning and an aeroplane for skimming. After I’d finished my infographic I then decided to make another example of skimming and scanning.

I did this by using my general knowledge to write down what skimming and scanning were and why the examples were helicopters and aeroplanes and also by using google shapes for creating the examples.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Advertising Evaluation

LI we are learning to be able to identify what makes an effective advert.

For this activity I had to go into partner or be by myself, I chose to partner up with Jack. After we’d partnered up we then had to watch/read 5 advertisements and then answer some questions about them. Some examples of the questions are: Who do you think the intended buyer is?, What kind of advert is it? And what words do they use to sell the product?
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We did this by reading and watching the videos properly to try not to miss anything and also by thinking about the questions to try and make sure we answered them fully.
Name of product
Coca-Cola.
Who do you think the intended buyer is?
People that need a  refreshment, and people who like coca cola.
What kind of advert is it?

TV                           Radio                  Magazine           Poster
How do they try to persuade you to buy it?
Tick:

With pictures      

With words        

With music

With questions


With jokes   

With catchphrases

With jingles

Other: ____________________
__________________________
Do you think it is a good advert?

           Yes          No

Why?
Because it grabs people's attention
Would you buy the product?            Yes                No        
Yes
Why?
Because coca cola tastes nice and also because it’s a fizzy drink and fizzy drinks have lots of sugar.
Do you think the advert is honest?  Yes                     No

Why?
No because there’s no possible way of what the polar bears had done in the ad.
What words do they use to sell the product?
Happiness

Monday, 7 August 2017

Summarising Duck Overboard Article

L.I. To look for keywords and phrases
L.I.   To identify the main ideas in the text

For this task I had to summarise an article called duck overboard, the article is about a bunch of plastic toys that were lost overboard when a storm hit the boat that was transporting them. The plastic toys then travelled around the world only being pushed by the ocean currents, an oceanographer called Curtis Ebbesmeyer realised how good these plastic toys would be for charting the ocean’s currents. Since then there has been a $100 reward for finding one of those toys. The toys have travelled far and wide from Australia and even to Antarctica!  
I did this by reading the article, answering the questions and using skimming and scanning to find all of the relevant information.
Summarising the Main Idea



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Good readers notice key words.  Here are some clues to help you find key words:
  • Key words are directly connected to the topic
  • Key words are often repeated in the title and the text
  • A key word helps you to remember an important idea
Use this table to help you summarise the main ideas in a text in your own words.  It is important that you use your own words to show your understanding and to avoid plagiarism.  If you don’t know what some words mean, look them up.

Keywords from the title
Overboard
Keywords from subheadings
New words I need to look up

Read the text and record key words/phrases that answer these questions:

What?
Storm knocks plastic ducks overboard.
Where?
In the ocean & countries all over the world.
When?
January 1992.
Who?
Curtis Ebbesmeyer.
Why?
To chart the ocean currents.
How?
The ocean current push the ducks all around the world.

Now using the words you wrote down summarise the text in 25 words or less.

A storm spilt thousands of plastic toys into the ocean, since then the ducks have travelled all around the world and helped chart ocean currents.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Reflection, Rotation and Translation

LI to transform shapes using reflection, rotation and translation.
For the first part of these activities I had to draw a horizontal line and a vertical line in my maths book, once I’d done that I then had to number it. I then had to draw a shape, label its corners A, B, C and D and then make a copy of it and translate it (maths version). Once I’d translated the copy of the shape I then drew the line of reflection and reflected the copy, after I reflected the copy I then had to draw a point of rotation and make a copy of the reflection and rotate it 90 degrees.
I did this by using a ruler to make the straight lines, imagining what the shape would look like rotated and reflected and also by using the vertical and horizontal lines to figure out where the shape was and where it would go.
I also did an audio recording to go with this slide.
video

Imagery In Media

LI: to identify how people are being influenced.

For this activity I had to find a partner, I partnered up with Andrew. Once we were in our partners we had to make a copy of the slideshow and write the answers to the questions in the comments/suggestions section below the slide. The type of questions we had to answer were ones that asked what is the advertisement trying to say and what kind of imagery was used. There were advertisements that were on posters and three Coca Cola advertisements that had videos.

We did this by looking at the posters and watching the videos to answer the questions.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Advertising products

LI To recognise and understand the purpose of advertising (Persuasive) language features.

For this activity I had to get into a partner or into a group of three, I got into a group with Jack and Julian. Once we’d gotten into a group I had to go on the six documents and make a copy of them (the seventh was an example). Once I’d made a copy of all of them I then shared them to my group mates, after they were shared into them we had to answer these questions about the advertisement: What product or service is being advertised?, Who might be interested in the product or service?, Is there a catch phrase or slogan for the product?, What message is the advertisement trying to say about the product? And how may the advertisement make the user feel?

We did this by researching about the slogan/catchphrase, looking at the pictures to find hints and thinking about how the advertisement would make people feel.