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Friday, 20 October 2017

Daily 6: Keyboarding Drills

Today I did the third level of our keyboarding drills. Our keyboarding drills help us to understand how to type without looking at our keyboards. I did level three again, because I find it the most challenging, and because of that, it gives us more of an improvement with our touch typing.


Keyboarding Drills Level 3

Copy each row of letters on the row below. Use the correct fingers.

zxcvb /.,mn /.,mnbvcxz zxcvb /.,mn /.,mnbvcxz
zxcvb /.,mn /.,mnbvcxz zxcvb /.,mn /.,mnbvcxz
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
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.

Writing: 2017 Production Recount

L.I: to create and mark a recount

This week for writing, we had to write a recount. This recount needed to be about our experience with the 2017 production that we did, and how we felt as we practised and performed. We had 40 minuted to both write, and edit this recount, but I had eventually ran out of time to do any editing, and had only 1 minute left. We had everyone in our groups mark these recount, and once everyone was done, we added up the scores to see who got the highest marks. Out of my group, I got the highest mark, but that wasn't the end. We would then as a group look at another persons recount who got the highest marks in their group. As a group we would then mark that persons recount, and then go back to see how we were marked. Then all the people who got the highest marks would be marked by Mr Ogilvie. In the end, I got 35 as my score, and level 4A. I was happy with this mark, because that's only 1 or 2 points away from my score that I got on my latest narrative. I think that I did well on my ideas for this recount, and that I had many different ideas in separate parts. I think I could've done better with my punctuation, because I didn't use a wide variety of punctuation marks, but I did use them all correctly.

My recount:

The 2017 Production

Last term, we performed in front of a lot of people. We did this performance to represent the 60 years that Panmure Bridge School has been running for. It was at the start of term 3 when we began to learn what we would be doing for this production, and when our first lesson started, I had no idea what we were doing. For this performance, we were going to learn a dance each, and we learnt that dance with a group. In my group there was, Alex, Julian, Matthew, Chris, Peter, Te Pounamu, and me. The dance that my group learnt was the Gangnam Style dance, but little did I know that the whole school was going to be a part of this production! The dance teacher’s name was Zoey, and she did a really good job at teaching us these dances. Each week we would go to the school hall and practise these dances, at this point I couldn’t wait for when our next rehearsal would be.

This all continued until the last week of term 3, and after each practice we learnt more and more. One day when we rehearsed, it became a lot more extreme. This was when we started to practice the dance on the stage, and learn where we would stand, and how we would let the next dance group go to the front of the stage. I felt as if I was forgetting the dance, and that I only focused on moving to the right spots. It was more challenging now, but I just made sure to try my best, and continue with the dance anytime I did something wrong. Around our fourth of fifth rehearsal, I started to get the hang of things, and I enjoyed practising the dance a lot more.

It was almost the last practise with Zoey when we had to get the costumes ready. I thought that we would do this production in our regular school uniform, but I must’ve been wrong. Most groups had required costumes, and if they brought the wrong things then the production wouldn’t work out. What my group and I had to wear was sunglasses, a bowtie, a white shirt, black pants, and black shoes. Once all the costumes had been sorted, understanding what to do for the production became a lot more important. Now whenever we got the chance, we would practise our dances in the class to make sure that we had it all correct.

To me, it felt as if the weeks had passed in a matter of days. I remember when we had a whole school rehearsal, I forgot the we had been practising these dances for the entire term. Once room three had finished their practise, it was our turn. Presenting our dances in front of the school was already nerve racking, so I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to present the dances in front of parents as well. Then it was week 10, if we were to fail our dances, then everyone would see.

All together, we presented the production 3 times, one time during Wednesday afternoon, one during Wednesday night, and the last one on Thursday night. During the afternoon production, everything worked out ok. We all remembered our dances, where we would perform, and how to get on and off stage. It was the same for the Wednesday night production as well. Then we had to perform on Thursday night, and I really wanted this to be the best one, knowing that it would be the last time we would perform. Room three had finished their dance, it was now time for us to go on stage. While classed would get on and off the stage, there would always be an ad playing, which would make the audience focus on the ad instead of seeing the classes get into positions. The music started playing, and I felt my nerves kicking in. Then my groups music stopped, and the next group started their dance. Eventually, our dances had finished, and we had to get off stage. After performing, I wish we would still perform these dances, because I found it really fun. I hope that one day I can experience something like this again.

Blog Commenting: My Comment I've Published

Today I posted a comment on Alex's blogpost showing his score on TablesTest.

Blogpost Link: Click Here

My Comment:


Other: TablesTest

Today I did the first level of TablesTest. TablesTest is a small program that helps you with your times tables, but also helps you with your reflexes. To play TablesTest, you chose your level, press the Let's Go button, and you will be timed for each multiplication question. In total there are ten questions to answer, and I got them all right in 1 - 4 seconds. The challenging part of TablesTest is finding the answer, because there are multiple answers that come up, and you have to find the correct one.


Can Do: FreeRice

Today I played the synonym edition for free rice. In the end I managed to donate 500 grains of rice, meaning I answered 50 questions correctly!


Inquiry: Our Local Community Roles

L.I: to place local community roles in separate areas that represent who they are to you

This week for inquiry, we learnt about our local community. Our must do for this activity was to create a diagram, with 3 - 5 sections. Each section representing what they are to you. We needed an inner sections (The people who you see all the time / your family), a middle section (The people that you see mos of the time, but not everyday, e.g you teachers or friends), and an outer section (People who you don't see, but they are still there, and help you with your everyday life, e.g police officers).

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Maths: Adding Fractions Tutorial Video

L.I: to add and subtract fractions of the same unit size

This week for maths, we learnt about adding fractions, and our must do was to create a video. This video needed to be a tutorial, and it needed to teach people about adding fractions. Before we could do any of this, we had to fill out a document. The document had a list of fractions that we needed to add together to get the new fraction. We did this as a test to see if we understood how to add fractions together. I had completed the small test, and got all problems correct. I really like making videos, so I couldn't wait until I could make this small tutorial. When making this video, I think that I wasn't explaining how to add fractions enough, and I was mainly focusing on getting it done. I kind of went a bit too much into a cartoon like video, because that's what I can do best when it comes to making videos. I really enjoyed this activity, and I hope you'll enjoy my video as well as me.