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Friday, 27 October 2017

Badminton Recount

LI: to revise recount writing.
LI: to edit and check a piece of recount writing.
This week for writing Mr Ogilivies groups had to write another recount, this time the recounts had to be about the kiwisport session we had yesterday. The next day two people had to volunteer for their recount's to be checked, I volunteered but nobody else would so someone else was chosen randomly. When my writing was being marked by the class I realised most of my mistakes and my final number was thirty three. I found that I needed to work on my: Organisation, sentence structure and punctuation. I found that I was doing well on my spelling because I managed to get a six. When I'd finished it I thought that it was pretty good, but when the other groups marked it I saw that it wasn't was good as I thought. My fears were confirmed when I asked my friends if they thought that I did better than last week and they replied with a no.
Ideas: 5
Structure/language: 5
Organisation: 4
Vocabulary: 5
Sentence structure: 4
Punctuation: 4
Spelling: 6

When I first walked into the hall I was surprised to see that the kiwisport was badminton, last year there were badminton lessons in the hall (At lunchtime) and so I was excited to learn again because I’d forgotten.

Although one again to my surprise and delight I found that we were going to do a warm up, and that warm up was stuck in the mud. I managed to help around about 6-7 people, and I was only tagged twice! I really liked playing stuck in the mud, although when I was running around the hall my feet did start to hurt. After that we then had to grab a racket and a shuttlecock, and once we’d grabbed one each we then had to stand on the white line in the middle of the hall. When I’d lined up I looked around and saw the excitement bursting from the others, although not literally they did seem to be looking forward to this. Kevin (Kiwisport teacher) then told us about the fronthand technique, for it we had to curl our hands around the racket and place our thumb on top. After we’d been taught we were then told to find our own space and then practice with the technique to try to hit the shuttlecock ten or more times, some people managed to do twenty or more but I just managed to get ten. Although I didn’t get a larger number I was still happy (And sweaty). After that we then learnt about the backhand technique it was basically the opposite of the front hand we had to use our thumbs to push the racket upwards and curled our hands around the other way. Once again there was a competition and I managed to get fourteen this time while some others still managed to get thirty or more.

Although I wasn’t able to hit the shuttlecock as much as some others it was even more fun to find out that we were going to learn some trickshots. For the first one we had to try to hit the shuttlecock from behind our backs, and for the second one we had to try to hit the shuttlecock from between our legs. We tried these out, I didn’t manage to get very far by myself. I then had an idea and I told Julian about it, I wanted to try and see how many hits Julian and I could get by whacking the shuttlecock to each other through our legs. We were only able to hit it between us two times. After that everyone had to find their own space because this time it was a competition, for it we had to try and keep hitting our shuttlecock for as long as we could and the last person would be the winner. Although there was another twist as well, there were to be two matches and the winners of those matches would battle it out in a finale. A strange thought crossed my mind as Kevin told us that, I wondered about what would happen if the same person won both matches. Sadly for me it was not to be for I managed to place somewhere in the top five for both matches but never first. It was then a battle between Julian and Jonathan, I was in the minority cheering for Julian as the starting word was said but he still won. After that we then thanked Kevin for teaching us and walked back to class.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Kiwi Sport

Today LS1 had Kiwi Sport, when we walked into the hall our Kiwi Sport teacher Kevin said that we were going to do a warm up. That warm up was stuck in the mud. After we'd played stuck in the mud for a while we then had to grab a racket and a shuttlecock and then line up on the white line. We then proceeded to learn fronthand and backhand, for fronthand you hold the racket with the thumb on top and curl your palm around the handle. Using your hand to push the racket up is how you hit the shuttlecock. So for backhand you have to do the exact opposite, using your thumb to push the racket upwards to hit the shuttlecock. We then had a competition, the person who could keep hitting their shuttlecock for the longest would win but there were two matches so the winners then battled it out.

Keyboarding drills

This week for my daily six slot I chose to do level three keyboarding drills. For it we have to place our two index fingers on j and f and put our other fingers where they we want, after that we then have to try and copy down the writing in the boxes without lifting our hands.
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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.

Commenting

This week for my other slot I chose to Jack's blog if you'd like to see the post or his blog here are the links: Post Blog

Free Rice

Today for my other slot I chose to do free rice, for it you have to answer questions and for every question answered ten grains of rice get donated to fight world hunger. I managed to get 700 grains of rice in a row.

Maori

This week for Maori we were learning about the different places of New Zealand's Maori names, we even learnt about the Maori names of the actual north and south islands. We learnt this by searching up the Maori names onto google maps and then writing down what place was which on a sheet of paper.
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Tables Test

This week for my can do slot I chose to tables test, for it you have to answer times tables questions by clicking the correct number box. You can get points by answering these questions and the higher the difficulty you go the more points you can earn.

Maths fractions

LI: To learn how to add and subtract fractions with a different denominator.
This week for maths I learnt how to add and subtract fractions with a different denominator, to do this we had to times the denominators by the other denominators to get the common denominator. After that we then had to simplify the equation and add in the mixed number answer. I also had to create a google drawing showing the fractions that if you had the right amount of were the same size.



Number
Problem
Answer in fractions
Simplified
Answer in mixed numerals
1
½ + ¼ =
6/8
3/4

2
⅓ + ¼ =
7/12


3
⅙ + ⅛ =
14/48
7/24

4
⅕ + ¼ =
9/20


5
⅔ + ⅕ =
13/15


6
⅚ + 1/7 =
41/49


7
⅖ + ⅜ =
31/40


8
⅔ + ⅚ =
27/18

1 & 9/18
9
¾ + 6/8 =
48/32
24/16
1 & 16/32
10
4/7 + ¾ =
37/28

1 & 9/28
11
7/9 + 6/7 =
103/63

1 & 49/63
12
⅝ + ⅚ =
70/48
35/24
1 & 22/48
13
3/9 + ¾ =
39/36

1 & 3/36
14
8/5 + 3/7 =
71/35

2 & 1/35
15
9/4 + 8/10 =
122/40
61/20
3 & 2/40

Number
Problem
Answer in fractions
Simplify
Answer in mixed numerals
1
⅞ - 2/3
5/24


2
⅘ - 1/4
11/20


3
7/6 - 2/5
23/30


4
4/3 - 2/7
22/21

1 & 1/21
5
7/9 - 4/6
6/54
3/27

6
3/7 - 3/8
3/64


7
7/10 - 2/6
22/60
11/30

8
7/4 - 2/9
55/36

1 & 19/36
9
10/11 - 3/4
7/44


10
6/12 - 1/4
12/48
3/12

11
4/9 - 5/12
3/108


12
17/20 - 7/10
30/200
15/100

13
8/14 - 3/21
126/294
63/147

14
32/40 - 7/20
360/800
45/100

15
15/4 - 17/28
352/112
176/56
3 & 16/112

NZRL Resilience

LI: To identify the main ideas in the text.
LI: To explain in fewer words what the text is about.
This week for reading I had to fill out a slide with a summary, main ideas of the text that I'd read and an evaluation of the text. For the Summary I had to find twenty key words in the text, choose six that were the most important and create a few sentences that included the six key words. For the main ideas I had to look around the text to find a good idea, if I did but it wouldn't make sense if I just wrote it in the slide I had to change it so that it would make sense. Lastly for the evaluating I had to say what the text was a about (resilience), what interesting facts I'd learnt when I was reading the text and I also had to write down some questions I had after reading the text. In the text an example of resilience was Jordan Kahu, he has had many injuries and even had to sleep in a car for some time. Link to text

Friday, 20 October 2017

School Production Recount

LI to: Create and mark a recount.
This week for writing all of Mr Ogilvies groups had to write a recount about the school production that happened in term three, we also had to mark the other group member's writing. For my recount I started off before we knew that we were going to do the production and ended as soon as the first of the real performances was happening. Once I'd finished my recount I went back and tried to fix as many mistakes as I could. The next day when we had to mark each other's recounts my group just passed our Chromebooks in a circle making it easier to mark everyone's, that day the four people who's writing was rated the highest out of the groups were rated by other groups. And now today their writing was rated by Mr Ogilvie. With my writing I need to make sure that I: Use better punctuation, organise my paragraphs better and make sure my sentences have a good structure. I did good on: Spelling high frequency words, using good vocabulary and also my ideas.
School Production
When I first heard about the production I was extremely nervous, I don’t like dancing in front of other people. And so when we first walked into the hall to meet our dance teacher Zoey and had to get into different groups all I wanted was to be surrounded by people I knew. I’d thought that we were going to choose our dances but to my astonishment I found that our dances had already been picked for us. The group that I was in had been chosen to use the Gangnam Style dance. Since we were the first group to be picked we were also the first group to practice and during that time we mostly just stepped on each other’s toes. Once we’d finished our practice we were allowed to leave the hall to get on with some work, therefore I wasn’t able to see any of the other groups’ dances.


It was the next week and once again I was nervous, not only because I didn’t like dancing but also because I didn’t like my toes being stepped on! We learnt some new moves and did more practicing, and to my surprise we even came to the point where nobody stepped on any toes. That week we were videoed and the very next day we had to use the video to practice. It took many weeks of practicing and polishing but we finally managed to get our dance right. It was quite the celebration for the group and we were all content with ourselves as we watched others practice their moves too.


Finally the much dreaded time had come or so I thought, we were merely touching the tip of the iceberg because the performance we did at first was only matinee, the real first performance was later on. And even on that performance I almost screwed up! Luckily I managed to quickly rearrange myself and finished the dance. We had been told before to go into a specific spot once we’d finished our dance and so we quickly walked there. We then watched as the other groups completed their dances as well. As soon as the harlem shake group finished their dance everyone had to rush forward in lines and, well do the harlem shake. We also had to do mexican waves twice with our hands and twice with our bodies. After that we did another thing where we basically had to punch the air around us, as soon as we’d finished punching around us twice we then had to do the harlem shake again until one point in the music where we just flopped to the floor.


Hours later:

The time had come, we were all on the stage. It was the first big performance night. The lights turned on, cameras flashed, people anxiously waited and then the music started...