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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Future Aspiration

Today at 9:30am we had some people coming to our school to share their with us their past and to give the year 8 and 7 an idea to think of our future. The host of the show was Andrew Patterson. Pauler inspired me the most. There was also Mr Samules, He used to be an actor in the show "what now". I am still thinking of what I want to be in the future.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Maths Think board

Manaiakalani Film Festival

I was getting angry at my alarm buzzing, knowing Pt England School was going to attend the Manaiakalani film festival last Wednesday. We went to in the bus to Sylvia Park hoyts cinemas. I forced my self up and rapidly had a shower. I brushed my teeth and madly went to school to meet my friends.

Our schedule was marked at 11:30, and the junior school was going at 8:50. as I got to school I went to the courts to meet my friends. They were playing football. I did not join the game because the the school bell just went and we had to head off to class. As we got to class we were told to sit in the streets. In the streets we were told what time the film festival.

After morning tea finished, we had to madly get to class because the bus arrived. As Miss Clark got to class we walked to the buses waiting for us. I was rushing to get to the back of the bus with my friends. I sat with Som Sat.

When we arrived at Sylvia park we had got off the bus and started heading off to the hoyts cinemas. My favorite movie was the class 1s because they had great actors. We went with Somerville special school.  We got to watch some of their movies that they made.

As soon as it finished we all walked down to the bus stop and waited for the bus. As soon as the bus came we moved a little back to the footpath. Our class got into a bus and quickly spotted an empty seat. I sat with Faaiua, Byron and Paris. We arrived school before lunch time.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Writing W3

On Tuesday the first day of week 3 the year 8s went to camp but I didn't go. I don't like camp so I ended up staying with Mosa and the year 7s. On Monday there was no school due to labor day. On Tuesday all the year 8s who didn't go to camp got split up in to 2s. I was in class 13 with miss Nalder. It was great to have her. My buddy was Mosa. All the year 7s went to the museum.

This week is testing week. I had my reading test with miss Reid. I had one Yesterday and one  today. I am very lucky to pass my reading test. Later on next week all the year 8s  should be doing maths and reading test because all the year 8s are gone to camp. Next week all the year 6s are going camp.

Mrs Clark and a few other teachers went to camp with the year 8s.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Maths Presentation

Holiday Recount

I came to a halt till it was dark… what a nocturnal creature I am turning into watching movies all night and sleeping all day. I watched the movies in my room on the tv by myself because I was feeling antisocial. I don’t like watching movies in the morning for the reason that the sun is extremely bright and this much light doesn't reflect on the tv screen. I ended up watching movies because I was so tired of sleeping. My favorite movie out of all was the wolf of wall street.



The next day I was forcing myself to go to bed. I woke up and quickly had a shower and got changed. I got my phone and wallet and just saw my sister text me saying “hurry up”.  As soon as I got into the lounge I saw my sister waiting for me. I rushed outside to the car waiting my dad to drop me off to sylvia park. My dad dropped off at sylvia park, me and my sisters went  off and we walked patiently to the movies hoping that there was not a big queue by the counters. I thought the movie “ The maze runner” was a great movie and it was definitely a 10/10. We then walked to the sylvia park train station.

Thinkboard fractions Master

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Maths Presentation


Immersion Assembly Term 4

On Monday it was the first day of term 4. I was very exited to see what topic we are learning this term. Our topic for this term is Art attack. In immersion assembly Teachers where dressed up as artist and all sort of stuff. My favorite was team 5. They painted up side down. Team 5 teachers painted Mr Burt, Mr J and Miss Jarman.

There teachers dressed up as primary colors and there teachers dressed up as Picasso and others. 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Revolution tour

Yesterday after lunch time we had a group of people come to our school, from the #revolution tour. They performed some skits. I thought it was going to be boring but they sent us back with a huge smile and it was great, they made us laugh. there theme was #stop the bull.

Friday, August 22, 2014

My DLO Of Tennis - Common Wealth Games 2014

This term our inquiry topic is the common wealth games. This is my DLO (digital learning object) of this term. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Life Education Trust Harold

On the first week of term 3, class 3 navigated to the Life Education Trust mobile classroom to to find out substance about a human body cycle. Today I learnt how many percentage of alcohol there is in beer, whine and spirits. Beer, has the least percentage of alcohol.
 

Monday, August 4, 2014

WW1 (World War One) 1914 - 2014

Today marks 100 years of world war one. World war 1 began on 4th august 1914. World war one AKA First world war. 16,711 to 18,166 people died from New Zealand. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Maths

Fraction word problems.

1. There are 28 children in the class, and ½ go to the library. How many children go to the library? 14

2. There are 12 paint brushes. I give 1/4 to Miss Chainey. How many do I have left?
¼ of 12 = 15

3. There are 20 sweets in a packet. How many are there in 1/4 a packet?
1/4 of 20 = 6

4. A ball is usually $2, but it is in the ½ price sale. How much is the ball now? $1


5. A big cake needs 4 eggs, a small cake needs 3/4 the amount of eggs. How many eggs do you need to make a small cake?
3 / 4 of 4 = 2 r 3

6. A fish is 15cm long. The tail is ⅕ of the fish. How long is the tail?
1 / 5 of 15 = 15

7. There are 18 slices of ham in a packet. Mum uses 1/6 to make the lunch, how much is left?
⅙ of  18 = 3

8. Jake has 4 sandwiches, but only eats ¾  of them. How many sandwiches has he eaten?
4 of ¾ = 3

9. Mrs Carter gets 30 new books. She lends 1/3 of them to Miss Young. How many books does she lend to Miss Young?
30 of ⅓ = 10

10. The town of  Smallville is 100 km from the sea. ⅕ of the way to the sea is a lake.  How far away is the lake from Smallville.  20km

Monday, June 30, 2014

Thinking Hats Current Events

Reading


Swimming Recount

A few more schedule hours to go down to the pools. Last week class 3 attended swimming lesson at Glen Innes aquatic center. When the bell went class 3 ran to class. Mrs Clark opens the door and we got our bag and line back up outside. we were waiting for Mrs Clark to navigate us to the pools.

Mrs Clark waited in front of the door and gave us instructions what to do. She told us to quickly get change and have a shower. We quietly walked in and went to the changing room to get change. After I got change I ran out of the changing room and went to the cold shower I was looking like I was dancing. I ran out of the shower and went to the bench and waited patiently for the instructor to come. The first day we swam 1 length with a buddy to check what group we are in. I was in group 2. Group 2 was all the  confidence people.    

When I got in the pool I noticed  the water was very shallow. I was not very confident in doing freestyles and back strokes. In the beginning I was nervous but I got the hang of it.       

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Reading



What happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier?


Mar 11, 2002.
What happens when an object breaks the sound barrier must begin with the description of sound as a wave.  Anyone who has heard an echo (sound waves reflecting off a distant surface) or been far enough away from an event to see it first and then hear it, is familiar with the reasonably slow travel of sound waves. At sea level and temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, sound waves travel at 345 meters per second. As the temperature decreases, the sound speed also decreases, so for a plane flying at 35,000 feet (10688 metres) where the temperature is  around -55 degrees Celsius, the speed of sound is 295 meters per second.
When the sources of a sound is moving it can begin to catch up with the sound waves they emit. As the speed of the object increases to the speed or velocity of sound waves, these sound waves begin to pile up in front of the object. If the object has sufficient acceleration, it can burst through this barrier of sound waves and move ahead of the sound it is making. As the object outruns all the pressure and sound waves in front of it, it is heard on the ground as an explosion, or sonic boom.
At supersonic speeds (those greater than the speed of sound), there is no sound heard as an object approaches an observer because the object is traveling faster than the sound it produces. Only after the object has passed will the observer be able to hear the sound waves emitted from the object.
Aircraft wings create low-pressure regions. Under sonic flight conditions the lowered pressure condenses the water in the air, creating a vapour cloud. Just as the aircraft bursts through the sound barrier, the air is locally disturbed by the resulting shock wave and the condensation/vapour cloud disappears.

Explain how there can be slight variation in the speed of sound? The hot and cold temperature. If it is hot sound can travel faster and if the temperature is cold sound travel slower.


What is an echo? When sound bounce of something and it comes back to you.


What happens to the sound waves, when the object making the sound is moving? the object It is  Vibrating and the sound waves travels through walls until it stops


Why is there no sound heard as an object approaches if it is going at supersonic speed? Because it is very fast and it goes faster than sound.


What does supersonic mean? Supersonic means Super fast  


Why does a person travelling in a car with the horn sounding only hear one pitch whereas someone listening to the car drive past and hears the pitch change as they drive past? Because they are going pass the sound/horn.   




What does decrease mean? The sun is getting low   


Sufficient -  You have had enough.


Emit - issue some books out.


Velocity - Velocity is speed in this case sound speed.
e.g.The of velocity sound is 235m per sec


Condense - Make something more concentrated  
e.g. focusing on something more than anything else.  


acceleration -  I am increasing money after working a lot.

Synonyms And Antonyms For Prepared


Monday, June 23, 2014

Reading

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Where is Gambia and Panjem and Brikama, find a detailed map of Africa and label Gambia and the village, Panjem and Brikama.

For what reason to people sponsor children? So they can go to school, so they can eat and take care of himself.    


Sponsoring a child is thought to be compared to a project, what is a project?
Put this word into a sentence of your own. A assignment or an individual enterprise that is planed to a particular aim.


How does Tim know that many families in Africa could not afford to send their children to school? He knows many gambians can’t afford to send to their children to school, so he decided to sponsor Malong  Touray , a child in that country.


How did the author find his way to Panjem? When my New Zealand friend Tim was a child,he lived in The Gambia. He knows that many gambian can’t afford to send their children to school, so he decided to sponsor, Malong Touray, a child, in that country. I traveled across Africa     


For what reason would it have been extremely difficult to find this town? Because he did not live there and he was new there. He was gonna sponsor them.


Why would the villages have been surprised and excited to see Andrew? Because Andrew was new and someone never been there.


Why did Andrew find it difficult to communicate with the villagers? Because he didn't speak Mandinka.


What language do the people of Gambia speak? People in Gambia Mandinka.


Research and find out how you say the following words and phrases.
Hello - na nga def
How are you? - jaam nga am
Goodbye - ba deenam
Yes/No - wau
Thank you - jai rruh jef



From looking at the images, what can we gather about the life that people in this town live?
How do you know this, what do the images tell us? They are less fortunate and they have a hard life. They can't afford to go school.  


How do people collect and drink their water? They walk all the way to the villages well and collect the water from there. Then they drink it out of their hands.


What are some of Malong’s hobbies, how do they compare to hobbies that children in first world countries have? He loves to hunt into the forest with other boys, using dogs knifes and stick.


What do the boys use to hunt? using dogs knifes and stick.
What do they hunt? They catch rats and rabbits and sometimes monkey which they use as food for the dogs.    


Do you think it would be difficult hunting using these materials? Yes because they don’t have a lot of good materials.


How many people in the village are sponsored? The whole village. Do you think this is a lot considering the population of the town? Yes   


What do you think sponsorship money is used for? Food clothes and schools houses.
You need to go on to sites such as World Vision and other sites that relate to child sponsorship.
You need to find where the sponsorship money goes, and how much it costs to sponsor a child? It cost $1.50 per day.


Create a poster for World Vision or your make up your own company, trying to get people to sponsor a child in a third world country.
Your poster needs to look appealing to your audience, and make them want to sponsor a child.
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Think about whether you can sponsor a child in New Zealand, for what reason is this not possible? I dont think you can if you live in New Zealand. You need to look at some of the differences between third world countries and New Zealand, what are the differences and for what reason can you not sponsor children here? New Zealand's government helps less fortunate people.





Thursday, June 19, 2014

Maths

School Social

I was making a bulky mess in the wardrobe, looking for what option I had in my wardrobe to wear to the social. Time was flying and I was getting furious and nervous. I said to myself I need to go shower. I have to be out of the house in 30 minutes. I swiftly had a shower but  I couldn't find my clothes. I got my phone and text my friend Vaifou (Wifi).

“Hey Wifi, do you have any clothes I could borrow for the social. I said.

“Yeh i'm gonna go pass your house, I can drop you off some clothes  or maybe I can pick you up. Said Wifi.  

“Sweet see you then” I said.

          Our Theme for the social was character. From my bedroom window I recognize  my friends dads old car. I could hear the loud engine sound  in my room.  I dashed outside to get my clothes from my friend and then I sprinted to my room and I quickly got changed and told mom, I am going to the social held  at school with my friend.

      It was great fun with my friends at the social. I had some money on, so I bought some fizzy drink. At 8:30 I went to the car park to see if my mum or dad was here. I was waiting with my friends. Dad drives in the car park and I opened the door at the same time I said bye to my friends. “How was it” said dad. “It was great” I said.

I was walking in to my  house . It was dark and silent outside. I got in and sprinted to my room. I got changed into some warm clothes. It was chilly in my room. I got my laptop and jumped on the bed. I did some of my homework and tried falling asleep thinking of what will happen tomorrow.   

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Addition/ Subtraction consolidation

Squares/Triangles
Add/Sub W6

Andrea collects 73 Skittles. Andrea's father gives Andrea 56 more. How many Skittles does Andrea have?    129

Joshua has 62 cards. Christina has 64 cards. If Christina gives all of her cards to Joshua, how many cards will Joshua have? 126

If there are 266 pencils in a box and Bridget puts 44 more pencils inside, how many pencils are in the box? 310

Harold has 153 marbles. He gets 16 more from Steve. How many marbles does Harold have in all? 169

If there are 79 blocks in a box and Christine puts 15 more blocks inside, how many blocks are in the box? 94

Subtraction

Denise removes 5 bananas from a jar. There were originally 46 bananas in the jar. How many bananas are left in the jar? 41

Arthur removes 29 pencils from a jar. There were originally 187 pencils in the jar. How many pencils are left in the jar? 158

Joyce starts with 275 apples. She gives 59 to Larry. How many apples does Joyce end with? 216

Rachel removes 47 bottle caps from a jar. There were originally 283 bottle caps in the jar. How many bottle caps are left in the jar? 236

Michael weighs 87 kilograms. Douglas weighs 52 kilograms. How much heavier is Michael than Douglas? 35

Maths

Maths

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sound DLO


This is a DLO (digital learning object) we had to create for this term.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mohammed Addition/ Subtraction consolidation

Andrea collects 73 Skittles. Andrea's father gives Andrea 56 more. How many Skittles does Andrea have? 129

Joshua has 62 cards. Christina has 64 cards. If Christina gives all of her cards to Joshua, how many cards will Joshua have?126

If there are 266 pencils in a box and Bridget puts 44 more pencils inside, how many pencils are in the box? 410

Harold has 153 marbles. He gets 16 more from Steve. How many marbles does Harold have in all? 169

If there are 79 blocks in a box and Christine puts 15 more blocks inside, how many blocks are in the box?  94

Subtraction

Denise removes 5 bananas from a jar. There were originally 46 bananas in the jar. How many bananas are left in the jar? 41

Arthur removes 29 pencils from a jar. There were originally 187 pencils in the jar. How many pencils are left in the jar? 158

Joyce starts with 275 apples. She gives 59 to Larry. How many apples does Joyce end with? 216

Rachel removes 47 bottle caps from a jar. There were originally 283 bottle caps in the jar. How many bottle caps are left in the jar? 236

Michael weighs 87 kilograms. Douglas weighs 52 kilograms. How much heavier is Michael than Douglas? 35kg

Maths Presentation #2

Maths Presentation

Math

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Straw oboe experimen

I want to find out if the straw can make the sound? I want to find out how loud it can be with a shorter straw? Longer straw should be able to make a stronger  sound? I want to find out why it makes a sound?


I think its gonna be very easy and it will work. The shorter straw should make a louder sound. The longer the straw should have a weak sound because the straw is too long and we have to use more energy. I think by putting holes in the straw the sound should be
better.


1) First we have to flatten the straw.
2) On the top of the straw we have to cut a little bit of it.  We have to make a point.
3) Then you can try it out and see if it is loud.
4) If you want, you can make hole in the straw around the middle.
5) If you want you can add up a straw on the bottom putting one in the straw.  


I ended up making one hole and on the first go it doesn't work. But if we keep trying it will work. My  one was very average. When I had a longer straw it was harder to blow.     

I thought it was a very nice project we did, because we got to learn lots of stuff about sound. The sound was very annoying as well. I think you should give it a try and it’s great to annoy people.   

We learnt how sound travels through the straw. Another thing we learnt is how the pitch goes higher when your finger is removed from the hole.  


Questions:
1. What is producing the sound? The air is producing sound from the straw.  
2. What pitch did we get when all holes were closed, compared to when the holes were
open? We got a high pitch sound when the straw holes were open.  

3. What does opening or closing a hole in the straw really mean in terms of vibrating an
air column? You are changing the pitch of the sound.
4. What happens to the pitch as you cut off pieces of the straw? The pitch went high Why? because there is more space for the air to get out.

Maths Presentation

Mohammed Triangle decimals

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Science Road show

For our integrated learning (inquiry) we attended the science roadshow, At Tamaki College. We went on Thursday 22nd May , At 1:45pm. We went with 2 other classroom in the year 7&8 block.

When we were entering we saw a huge truck of the Science Road show. We went to the hall where everything was already set up for us. We got to touch equipment over there. There were 2 show we got to watch. We went back to school at 3:00.

I thought the science road show was very short. I had lots of fun touching the equipment. We learnt lots of stuff of gas and air. I would love to go again.