Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Maths: M&M's Presentation

Last week, we were given a small challenge. Our challenge was to collaboratively work with a group to produce a presentation about the chocolate lollies M&M's. We were assorted into groups for this task, so I was put with Mele, Fraidon, Junior, and Jaydon. To start this all off, we had to do some statistical work. First each and every one of us would make a prediction how many M&M's we thought were inside of a 45g packet. Next we would vote on which M&M colour was our favourite. This could be because it looked appealing to the eye, or maybe you have only tasted one colour. Whatever the reason, we all made our votes. Next we would go onto finding our results. As a group, we would open and sort out a packet of M&M's, and place each colour in a vertical line to make a bar graph with only M&M's. Although what would we do with the M&M's later? There is only one way, eat them. Now with our chocolate filled mouths we would begin bringing this all together. Using this data that we had collected, we would all create a pie chart, and a bar graph showing what we found. We would then place the two onto the google presentation. Next we had to go surfing through the internet to make a brief history on M&M's. This would then be prepared onto the presentation in bullet points. If you thought that was it, then you'd be wrong, as now we were asked to find a lists of interesting facts based on M&M's.Many people found many different facts. So many, that we eventually had the same ones. Finally, we ended it all off by comparing our data to what the MARS company (The founders of M&M's) had to say about how many of each colour they put into a packet. What we needed to do was use our findings of data to compare what they say about their packets, to what we got.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Poetry: The Inchcape Rock Poem | Specific Verse

This week, we had another session of poetry. Although this week is very different from every other week as we instead had Mr Johnston and Ms Mclain rather than our normal teachers. Although this post isn't about the teachers, as it is instead about the poetry. This week, we have read a poem named The Inchcape Rock. It is a very old, yet very good poem created in the 1800's, and our task for this week was to choose a specific verse, and explain what it means, and add a picture. (Although with only the two my DLO didn't look that good so I also added a slot for more complicated words that some people may not understand). The verse that I had chosen was the 9th verse of the poem, and in this verse, it explains about the inchcape bell sinking down to the bottom of the ocean.

Friday, 22 June 2018

DigiTech: Week 4 | Finishing Our Animated Stories

Today, we had our fourth session of DigiTech. In this session, we needed to complete our animated story that we started in week 2. This story is an example of an animated story that I recreated using Scratch. If I could do this task again, I wouldn't change a thing about it, as I am really happy with the turnout, and it's comparison to other peoples work.

The components used to recreate this story include:

Sprites (For Characters).
Backdrops (For backgrounds).
Dialogue (So sprites can speak to each other).

The codes that I used to recreate this story include:

  • Event scripts (To begin the story). 
  • Event scripts (To start the next sequence).
  • Look scripts (To allow the sprites to talk). 
  • Look scripts (To change the backdrops).
  • Control scripts (To put pauses into our animation).
  • Motion (To move the sprites).

Thursday, 21 June 2018

HIIT: Session 2 of Week 4

Today, we had our second session of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) for this week. Last week, our exercises were split squats, split squat pulses, slit squat jump, and star jumps. Although for this week we had completely new exercises. This week for our exercises we did squats, push ups, and bar pull ups. Another different thing about this weeks sessions were that we were set in a rotation. You see, there wasn't enough bars for the bar pull ups, so what we did was get into a group of six, and in this group everyone would have a partner. You and your partner would stay at one station for a whole 80 seconds, so both of you would have 40 seconds to do that exercise. Next you would more to another station and do the same thing. I had a lot fun this week for HIIT, and have no clue what we will be doing next week. Hopefully something as awesome as this week.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Tech: DigiTech Project - Initial Planning

Today we had our third session of DigiTech. In this session, we were to complete the following tasks:

Context Brainstorm
Conceptual Statement - To Be Completed Next Week
Planning Timeframes

Although before we began working on any of those tasks, we first started off with a Kahoot to refresh our memory with what we will be doing whenever we visit DigiTech. Following that, we moved onto our tasks for this session. We started off by creating a Content Brainstorm. The purpose of the Content Brainstorm is to show nearby locations in Tamaki that we could add into an animated story. Next came the Conceptual Statement. The purpose of the Conceptual Statement is to explain why we are creating this animated story, and what our main target of age groups are. Finally, the Planning Timeframe. The purpose as to why we have done the Planning Timeframe is to sort our different tasks into groups of topics when it comes to showing what we are doing. For example, Planning, Researching, and Evaluating. It also includes the estimated time as to how long it took for us to complete a certain task.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

KiwiCan | Week 7

Today at 9:15, group A visited room 7 to have our week 7 session of KiwiCan. Again, our Value has changed. It was previously about Role Modules, although it has now changed to Accountability. The definition of Accountability is to show responsibility to your actions, and be honest, and show integrity. But what does Accountability look like for Panmure Bridge School. As a class, we talked abut it, and we think that it means to come to school prepared. (Bringing a charged computer, coming to school on time, and being an Agent Of Change). After KiwiCan, we right away have KiwiSport. So it is also important to bring your P.E gear, and deodorant. Coming to school early to school when we have tech, and managing ourselves when it comes to finishing work. After a small chat about what Accountability is, we moved onto a few games. As this weeks energiser, we played a game called Copy Me. To play this game, you will get into 4 even groups. Next you will choose a leader to represent your group. This person will run to either of our KiwiCan teachers, Mr Matt and Miss Lily. Then they will give you a playing card. With this card you will run back to your group, and say the card. Next you will do a specific action according to the type of card. On the white board, there will be a list of actions to do, followed by a number. If the number on your card matched one of the numbers on the board, then you and your group would have to do the action next to your number. This was a fun activity, although the next one just happened to be even better. Our next activity was called Two Truths, One Lie. In this game, you will come up with three scenarios. Two of which must be true, while the remaining one must be a lie. Although the twist was that these all have to be about you. Not everyone got a turn in this activity, but I was lucky enough to be able to participate. The three scenarios I chose was, I once stole a lolly when I was 3, I have broken at least 1 bone, and I have never left the North Island of New Zealand. Can you guess which one was a lie? The answer is that I have NEVER broken a bone, meaning that the second scenario was FALSE. We then finished off the lesson with a round of GKQ. The game of General Knowledge. To play everyone get's into a circle, and will battle against someone with their brain. They will be asked a question, and the first to answer correctly would win.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Maths: Money Problem

Today for maths we were to find the salary all 7 people got. We could work independently or with a peer for this task so I decided to work with Sanujan. Now let’s get to the learning part. Firstly we were to read the question, and use the hints in the question to find the answer. The trick to this was start solving from the bottom. We know that Melissa had $49, and it said Liz received 7 times LESS than Melissa. So what we did was 49 divided by 7 which is $7. This was the first step we did. You can look at the rest of our DLO to see the rest of our working out.