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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Holiday Reading Challenge Day 1 Activity 2

Today I did the holiday reading challenge day 1 activity 2, for it I had to find out what the minimum height for the stratosphere and also why I think that there's a height restriction.

The minimum height is 130 centimetres on the less extreme and the minimum height for the extreme is 150 centimetres. I think that there's a height restriction to stop people from falling out of the seats.
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Holiday Reading Challenge Day 1 Activity 1

Today I did day one of the school holiday reading challenges, for it I had to find out where Rainbow's end was in New Zealand, how much it costs to get a family pass and also how much it would cost for my family to go.

Rainbow's End is located in Manukau, Auckland.
It costs 167 dollars for two adults and one child if you buy the ticket at the gate, and it costs 155 dollars if you buy the tickets online.
It would cost 245 dollars for my family to go to Rainbow's end.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Election/Democracy Explanation Video

This week for inquiry Jack and I had to create a video explaining why we have elections and what what a democracy is, to do this we had to use a different room so there would be no noise. For our characters we used google drawing shapes that were printed and then sellotaped onto ice block sticks, Jack and I had a lot of fun while doing this.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Maths Coding

This week for maths I learnt how make a 3D shape using a coding website called Pencilcode.net, with the website you have many actions to choose from. If you'd like to make the shape as me the coding needed for it is below. On my first attempt I didn't really know what to do, which made me assume for most of the drawing therefore most of the lines were slightly crooked.
I learnt how to do this by thinking about and assuming the degrees.


Keyboarding drills

This week for my daily six slot I chose to do keyboarding drills level three, for these drills you must place your two index fingers on F and J. After that you must attempt to copy what is written above in the other box, we do these drills to improve our handwriting and also to help us become familiar with our keyboards.

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z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng
z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng
Z? X> C< VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
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Z? X> C< VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
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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 black quartz, judge my vow”
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Free Rice

This week for my other slot I chose to do free rice, for this you have to answer questions and with every question answered ten grains of rice are donated to fight world hunger. I managed to get 24 answers correct meaning 240 grains of rice were donated.

Tables Conga

This week for my can do slot I chose to do tables conga, for it you have to avoid x's with circles around them, and also collect all of the numbers on your selected times table. The reason as to why you must avoid the x's is because if you touch them you are then "caught", therefore you must restart the level.

Blog Commenting

This week for my commenting slot I chose to comment on Jack's blog (again), if you'd like to see his blog post or his blog here are the links.
Post link
Blog link

Monday, 25 September 2017

Suffragette Movement Flip Grid

LI to make connections, identify main ideas, summarise, evaluate and synthesise facts through learning conversations.
This week for reading I had to work reading I did another group activity, for it my group and I had to make our own scripts that had interesting facts on women's suffrage. We were only allowed to have our speech's one minute and thirty seconds long altogether, at first we thought that it was one minute and thirty seconds per person and therefore our script's were huge. But when we went for confirmation we were old that it was only one mine and thirty seconds altogether, we used many websites to find interesting facts about the women's suffrage.
We did this by at first editing our script's to make them shorter, using flip grid to record our script's and also by finding many websites for information.
Link to Flip Grid.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Writing speech plan

LI to create a persuasive speech.
This week for writing Mr Ogilvies groups had to finish off their speech plan, we had to fill in every box with at least something so next week we can just edit them and make them sound good. The speech plan for this week was one where we had to make sure that every box was fifteen seconds long or a bit less, while making this speech plan I learnt many things about the benefits of having breakfast in the morning.
I did this by searching through many websites and also by using my general knowledge to improve my plan.
Introduction of yourself
Hi, my name is Alex. I am a year six student in LS1 panmure bridge school. I chose to make my argument about having breakfast in the morning at school, here are my reasons as to why we should have it.


Introduction of topic and Rhetorical question
School breakfast was awesome, all you had to do was go to school with your lunch, uniform and bag. The reason for this is because in the school hall parent volunteers were in the hall serving breakfast. If you remember that do you want it to happen again?
POV and why you believe this
I believe that we should have breakfast in school because there are many facts that can prove that having breakfast in the morning is better for your education, concentration and focus in the classroom.
Reason 1
My first reason is because if you eat breakfast in the morning you can learn a lot more than if you don’t.
Facts and Statistics
Studies that go back as far as the 1950’s can prove that having breakfast in the morning improves your ability to learn. They proved this by administering attention tests, the children who ate breakfast did far better than the children who didn’t.
Reason 2
My second reason is because if you eat breakfast in the morning and get lots of carbohydrates you’ll be able to do better in sporting events and be less likely to miss classes and report late.
Facts and Statistics
Facts also prove that if you eat breakfast in the morning you’ll have more muscle coordination and have less of a chance to be obese.
Reason 3
My last reason is because you can do a lot better in school if you eat breakfast. And you’ll also have better vitamins and minerals.
Facts and Statistics
Studies have shown that for children under 18 eating breakfast in the morning can have a positive influence on their performance in school. 36 studies have shown that children who eat breakfast have much higher test scores and grades. It also showed that they had higher Iron levels, higher vitamin B and higher vitamin D.
Solution
So as a solution to the children who get to school late because they slept in and took too long eating breakfast, they would just need to get dressed and do everything else they normally do except for eating, therefore allowing them to get to school earlier.
Summary
So all in all, these are the reasons as to why I think we should have breakfast in the morning at school. The facts that I have said prove that having breakfast can improve performance, attitude and brain activity in classes.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Commenting

This week for my commenting slot I commented on Jack's blog, if you'd like to see the post or his awesome blog here are the links: Post - Blog.

Kiwi Sport

This week for Kiwi Sport we were learning about how to throw shot put's, we also played octopus. For shot put we were told that first we had to do dirty fingers, dirty neck, clean palm and elbow high. Next we had to stand a little bit more than shoulder width apart, after that we were then told to go and turn to our right and do chin, knee, toes all in a row. Once we'd done that we then had to twist really fast and use momentum from turning our hips to push the shot put ball as far as we could.

Maths Problems

LI to problem solve.
This week for maths all of Mr Wong's groups had to complete a slideshow of mathematical problems, we also had to either draw a 3D shape or code a times tables grid. Throughout the week the people who've finished helped the others who weren't which sped up the finishing process by a lot, the only thing for this was if one person got their things wrong then everybody failed. We
We did this by working together to try and finish the tasks before Friday.




Kiwi Can

This week for Kiwi Can we did three games, the first one was called the Mili Mili Challenge. For it we had to get into a circle and someone went into the middle, the person in the middle had to point to someone and say either tiger, buffalo, hey hey or patea. The reply to tiger would be roar, the reply to buffalo would be moo, the reply to hey hey would be ho and if they said patea the reply would be a clap. The second game we played was one where we had to get a hula hoop over a cone, there were three cones altogether. The points we could get were 50, 20 or 10. At the start of the game most people were trying to get 50 but they soon realised that it wasn't worth it, so they then went for 20 and 10. Our goal was to beat LS1 Group A whose points were 230. In the end we were able to get a tie with them. The last game we played was GKQ (General Knowledge Questions), for this we had to get into a circle and someone had to get into the middle. The person in the middle then picked someone that they'd start with and from then onward the person in the middle had to beat everyone else in the question, the goal of the game was for the person in the middle to get back to where they started.

Elections

This week for inquiry we had a new topic, that new topic is elections. for this week's task we had to fill out a google document with the party leaders' electorates, which party they are from, what their names are and what their party logo looks like. For some of the parties I couldn't find images for the slots.
I did this by researching to try and find websites with information and also by using google images to find the logo's for the parties.

Party
Leader
Picture
Logo
Electorate
National
Bill English
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Photo by Wikipedia/CC BY 3.0

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Clutha-Southland
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Labour
Jacinda Ardern
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Screenshot 2017-09-19 at 1.59.54 PM.png Mt Albert
NZ First
Winston Peters
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Can’t find image or place
Green Party
James Shaw
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Wellington CentralImage result for wellington Central
Maori party
Te Ururoa Flavell
Marama Fox
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Waiariki
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ACT
David Seymour
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Can’t find free image
Epsom
(Can’t find good free image)
United future
Damian Light
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Can’t find free image
Botany
(Can’t find good free image)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Keyboarding Drills

This week for my daily six slot I did level three keyboarding drills for this you have to place your two index fingers on j and f. After that without moving your hands you have to type out the written text in the slot below, we do these drills to improve our hand writing and also to help us become familiar with our keyboards.
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z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng z;xlckvjbh /a.s,dmfng
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Z? X> C< VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
Z? X> C< VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
Z? X> C< VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
Z? X> C< VM BN NZ MX <C >V ?B
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 black quartz, judge my vow”
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Free rice

This week for my can do slot I did free rice, for this you have to answer questions. With every question you get correct ten grains of rice are donated to fight world hunger. I managed to get thirty two questions correct before answering one incorrectly. 

Tables conga

This week for my other slot I did tables conga, for this game you must gather the multiples of the times table that you choose. You must also avoid touching the x's because they catch you which makes you fail and have to restart.

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.

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