Thursday, 27 May 2021
(WALT 's' are in the slides:))
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Today for extension we started our research, on our questions that we made ourselves a couple of weeks ago. if you'd like to know more please go through this presentation that will be finished tomorrow or next week, so stay tuned!.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
WALT: Show leadership towards other people
Last week, from Wednesday to Friday, the beautiful yr 8’s went to camp, well the yr 7’s stayed behind and did a step up programme, because next year they will be the next yr 8’s. At camp, I was the leader of Team Green/Kauaeranga with Teingoa. For the activities we had to go in 2 groups, Kauaeranga A and Kauaeranga B, Team A was the girls and Team B was the boys.
When we got there we did some fun team work activities that had to include everyone, along with all the teams. By the look on everyone's faces, everybody enjoyed it. We played a game that was sort of like Rippa rugby, but in the end we had to count all the tags we ripped off the other teams. That was probably one of my favourite activities.
Another activity I enjoyed was Go-Karts with Mr J. I could tell my team really enjoyed it, because we all had more than 1 and 2 turns going around twice. Although some people in my team didn’t wanna have a go, they did it anyway and really enjoyed it. They wanted to go again and again, weird but cool right!?.
Lastly we had a camp concert, and had a very awesome Polynesian night, where we got to dress in anything poly related, like have a lavalava, a lei, or a sei. After that we had to get dressed in proper clothes to perform our items in. Our item ws really cool, we did an entrance of ‘Leave the door open’ by Bruno mars, the other teams did things like. The three little pigs, dancing, singing, and more. It was really fun!.
Most of all, my team really had good participation and communication skills toward each other, we really got along well, and had an amazing time at camp. Sadly, it is over. But anyways, we at least got to talk about all the fun times we had. Hope we get to go to a camp like that again, but definitely know it won’t be as fun as this one!.
Monday, 24 May 2021
WALT: Find a fraction of a set
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
WALT: Describe the 4 spheres of the earth and explain how they are interrelated
WALT: write equivalent fractions.
Friday, 14 May 2021
Thursday, 13 May 2021
WALT: Convert Improper Fractions to Mixed Number Fractions.
Today we went around the streets and had a look at our projects that we were working on last term. When we started walking, that first project we saw was my project, me Simon, and Oalii's project, we were very amazed at the project because it was very cool, the first picture we saw, was a Lizard, we had to try and complete the lizard using the letters, we had to try and spell out the street names, but before we did that we had to figure out what the street name was. The street names were 'Holland' and 'Waddell'. The other picture we came across was a fantail, probably the symbol of our school. I couldn't possibly remember what the street names were, because I have to admit it, I wasn't paying that much attention to the words/street names, because I was just colouring it in with the chalk. Right now you might get bored, so I'm gonna end it off here, go and check out my classes blogs to see what else we looked at.
Hola, Today I’ll be guiding “writing” you through an information step to Mars.
Mars is a planet that is most known to be the next ‘inhabitable’ planet, meaning it has a 1 to 50 chance, being the next ‘Earth’, so it’s basically like a backup planet for us to live on, because one day, might even be tomorrow, earth could be dead *you know what I mean*. because it has every important thing Earth has, like Liquid/Water, well sort of, because all the liquid on its surface, iced many years ago, so I don’t quite know yet.
Did you know that Mars has 2 moons they are called Phobos, and Deimos but also, Phobos is very close to Mars according to NASA, Phobos might crash into Mars, or break up to leave a ring of fragments around the planet, within 100 million years. Insane! Right,.
Mars is known as the red planet, well….because it’s red! The signature colour comes from the big amount of chemicals, called iron oxide, or rust as you might call it. Mars has only 40% of Earth’s gravity. Everybody is curious to see how human life will be possible.
Mars is the home to the biggest mountain, it’s 3 times bigger than Mount Everest. 1 year on Mars is twice as long as Earths, (687 days) because it takes longer than Earth to orbit around the sun. The days on Mars are also extended, it takes 24 hours a day, but on Mars it takes 24 hours and 37 minutes. A Martian day on Mars is about 40 minutes longer than earths.
Until the first day of the term, I thought mars was a really big planet, I thought it was bigger than Earth, so luckily if it wasn’t for the item of term 2 (Watch the Space) I wouldn’t have known that it is the 2nd smallest planet in our Solar System, I would’ve thought I was so smart, and said to everybody, “did you know Mars is really big, bigger than earth” I would’ve looked sooo stupid!.
Anyways, that's all for today, hope you’ve learnt something important, one of these facts might even help you during the year. If you have any questions then leave a comment, Thank you for reading!
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Today Ms west gave us some scenarios, and we had to answer some questions, (the ones below). Some questions like, Where would we go if Earth ended?, What have we already done to prepare?, etc. Most of the slides, I have put some of my thoughts in. Most of them are more likely based on Pollution, and why or where. Today everybody took part in this presentation, it was a lot easier, because we didn't have to put much work as we need to for some of our research. Although we will be doing some research, either in pears or individuals. I am in a pair with Oalii, and we are researching on, Why Earth is the only planet that holds life?, and more, because we didn't really think, and we just made it up on the spot, and yet it made sense! because we had nothing in mind. If you want to see what the other pairs are doing, go RIGHT to the end of the slide show, and you will see!
Please make sure to check out some of our blogs, for more. Thank you ! If you'd like to see more of the question, please go through the slide show, and look at everyone thoughts.
Please go and check out Oalii's blog, to see what she gets up to this week.
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
WALT: Learn about space
This term, we started off with immersion assembly, this terms theme, is 'Watch the Space'. As you all can tell we will be learning about different kind of planet, the most known fact to me, is that there a 8 planets, i know right, and yet they're all useful, Mercury is the closest to the sun.
My favourite items, were Team and Team 5, I really liked Team 4's item, because the way they presented (in a movie) was really funny, because they based it on 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. It all lead up to the 4 earth systems, Land, Air, Water, Living thing.
Team 5's item was also my favourite, because it was very entertaining for everyone!. I really enjoyed the fact that they presented REALLY well, and how they "travelled" to different planets on the "Magic School Bus". Yeah that was my high light of all!.
After all, all of the items, were really cool, and 'funny'. I am really looking forward to next terms item, even though there is a looong way to go!! Thanks for reading until the end!
WALT: Learn more about the Solar System