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Friday, 18 August 2017

Other: Free Rice

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


KiwiCan: KiwiCan Wk 4

This week for KiwiCan, we learnt about self control. We did two activities within our KiwiCan time, and I enjoyed every bit of it. The first activity was Bip Bob Bounce, and the rules were simple. Get into a circle, and one person with be in the middle. The centre person would point at any person around them, and either say Bip Bob Bounce, or Bounce. If the phrase Bip Bop Bounce is said, whoever is pointed at will have to say bang before the phrase is finished, although when you're pointed at and just the word bounce is said, you have to stay quiet. The second activity was GKQ (General Knowledge Questions). For GKQ, a group of people would stand up, and a question would be asked. There would be a buzzer for each KiwiCan session, and for this session our buzzer was turn around, touch the the ground, Bip, Bop, Bounce.



Daily 6: Level 2 Keyboarding Drills

Today I did the level 2 keyboarding drills. Our keyboarding drills help us to understand how to type without looking at our keyboards.


Keyboarding Drills Level 2

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

qwertyuiop poiuytrewq qwertyuiop poiuytrewq
qwertyuiop poiuytrewq qwertyuiop poiuytrewq
qawsedrftg p;olikujyh qawsedrftg p;olikujyh
qawsedrftg p;olikujyh qawsedrftg p;olikujyh
paosidug qhwjekrlt; paosidug qhwjekrlt;
paosidug qhwjekrlt; paosidug ahwjekrlt;
TYRUEIWOQP YTURIEOWPQ TYRUEIWOQP YTURIEOWPQ
TYRUEIWOQP YTURIEOWPQ TYRUEIWOQP YTURIEOWPQ
we too rip were equip quit yet tyre you peer pewter wore
two pie row toy retire pottery quite wire trip yew
we too rip were equip quit yet tyre you peer pewter wore
two pie row toy retire pottery quite wire trip yew
Pretty Owe Wrote Pet Your Pore Tower Rot Yoyo Out Witty
Tree Wet Our Require Io Up Ore Poetry Top Tour Putty
Pretty Owe Wrote Pet Your Pore Tower Rot Yoyo Out Witty
Tree Wet Our Require lo Up Ore Poetry Top Tour Putty

Inquiry: Making An Advertisement

L.I: THERE WAS NO L.I

This week for inquiry, we had to pair up with someone, and together make an advertisement advertiseing food, or other items. I paired up with Jonathan, and together we made an advert about a computer. Our company name we created was J&J's Computer Ways, and our product was J&J's EXO Computer.

Click Here To Watch Advert

Blog Commenting: My Blog Comment

Today I posted a smart comment on Alex's blogpost.


Transum: Tables Conga

Here is my score on Transum Tables Conga for the eight times tables.


Writing: Creating Our Own Persuasive Advertisements

L.I: to create our own advertisement

This week for writing, we had to create with our group an advertisement advertiseing anything we wanted. My group chose to do a stationery pack for children in school. We all had a role for the advertisement. Alex and Julian acted as classmates, Victoria acted as their teacher, Nyjah threw the stationery pack at Alex and Julian, Sakina held up the computer to record, and I semi recorded the advertisement, and edited it. Although before we could do any of that, we needed to understand the basics for when making an advertisement. We looked into what techniques are used to persuade people, what we would do to make an ad people enjoy watching, and we had to plan out or advertisement.

Click On This Link To See Advert

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Maths: Unfolding 3D Shapes

L.I: To unfold a 3D shape into a net.
L.I: To turn a 3D shape into a 2D shape.

This week for maths, we learnt about 2D nets. A net is the unfolded version of a 3 dimensional shape, so if I have a cube (A 3D square) then the net version of that would be a cross shaped net. For our must do we had to choose three 3D shapes, and draw a net of that shape. Here are my three shapes that I have done throughout the week.



Reading: Fact Or Opinion Recording Sheet | Selling Air: Lorax Movie

L.I: to separate fact from opinion

This week for reading we learnt about the differences from fact and opinion. For an example we watched a small clip from the Lorax Movie called Selling Air. A fact is something that can be proven by a single answer, while on the other hand opinion is what 1+ people think of something, yet other people think otherwise. We did this work on a Fact Or Opinion Recording Sheet, and had to include both 4 facts and opinions.


Friday, 11 August 2017

Inquiry: Keeping Ourselves Safe Poster

L.I: There was no given learning intention for this activity.

This week for inquiry, with our topic being keeping ourselves safe we had to create a poster that demonstrated how to do that. We had to work with a partner (Who was Jonathan for me), and we had to include a title and information about the topic. Me and Jonathan also added bullet points to show each instruction and tip to keep safe.


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Daily 6: Keyboarding Drills Level 3

Today I did the level 3 keyboarding drills. Our keyboarding drills help us to understand how to type without looking at our keyboards.


Keyboarding Drills Level 3


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


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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.

Maths: Scaling A Shape To Make It Bigger Or Smaller

L:I: To scale 2D shapes using times tables.

This week for maths, we learnt about scaling a shape, and how it changes the shapes appearance. We had to show a regular shape that's been scaled on paper, with both the measurements of the shapes unit size, and the angle of each point. We then had to make either a video, presentation with a voice over (What I did), or a graphic. Our video, presentation, or graphic needed to guide the person viewing it how to scale a shape.


KiwiCan: Emotion Activities

This week for KiwiCan, we continued to learn about our emotions. We did a few activities that include emotions, and a lot of them were really fun and entertaining. The first activity we did was Selfie, the rules were simple, get into groups and your group would be told any emotion, then you have 5 seconds to pretend to be in a selfie going through that emotion. Our other activity was to put pieces of paper that had an emotion in order of what is the worst, to the best. Then Mr Malu and Miss Latoia (Our KiwiCan instructors) would put them in the correct order, we would then be told how many we got correct.




Reading EXTENSION: An Info-graphic To Show The Differences Of Skimming And Scanning

This week as an extension to our reading, we had to make an info-graphic (Information With Pictures) showing the differences between skimming and scanning. An example we were given was that skimming is like an aeroplane, knowing they pass things quite fast, and can't stay in one place when flying. The example we were given for scanning was a helicopter, because they can hover over one area without moving.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Transum: Tables Conga

Here is my score on Transum Tables Conga for the nines times tables.


Commenting: My Comment I've Published

Today I posted a smart comment on Alex's blogpost. A smart comment is a comment that includes these things. A positive attitude, a question, encouragement, and a formal greeting.


Writing: Persuasive Advertisements

L.I: We are learning to be able to identify what makes an effective advert.

This week for writing, we had to watch a few advertisements. After watching them we had to go through a check list of questions about each advertisement. We had to answer questions such as what product is being sold? Who do you think would buy it? Whether the advertisement was persuasive? etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1jOrHeJ6zE


Name of product
The new Subway menu.
Who do you think the intended buyer is?
People who like Subway
What kind of advert is it?



                           
TV Yes                       Radio                   Magazine           Poster
How do they try to persuade you to buy it?
Tick:


With pictures      

With words        


With music

With questions: Yes

With jokes: Yes

With catchphrases

With jingles

Other: ____________________
__________________________
Do you think it is a good advert?

 Yes         And  No
So it’s an ok advertisement!

Why?
There is a lot of persuading, and a few jokes, but a lot of things are told really fast that you can’t understand what is being said.
Would you buy the product?            Yes                No        
No = Alex
Yes = Jack
Why?
Alex = Because for me subway doesn’t taste nice.
Jack = Because the last time I had Subway, I found it quite appetising, and I like the option to create your own meal.
Do you think the advert is honest?  Yes                     

Why?
Because it didn’t seem that there was anything incorrect about what the advertisement spoke about.
What words do they use to sell the product?
Tasty, yummy, fresh.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Reading: Duck Overboard Summary

L.I: to look for keywords and phrases
L.I: to identify the main ideas in a text

This week for reading, we had to summarise an article about the ducks that were washed to shore after a storm that hit a cargo ship. We had to skim and scan through the text, write down what the 5 W's and the H (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How) is for this text, and then make a short 25 word summary about what the article was explaining.


Summarising the Main Idea



Summarising.jpg
Good readers notice key words.  Here are some clues to help you find key words:
  • Key words are directly connected to the topic
  • Key words are often repeated in the title and the text
  • A key word helps you to remember an important idea
Use this table to help you summarise the main ideas in a text in your own words.  It is important that you use your own words to show your understanding and to avoid plagiarism.  If you don’t know what some words mean, look them up.


Keywords from the title
Duck
Overboard

Keywords from sub headings
Duck
Overboard
New words I need to look up
Stupendous

Read the text and record key words/phrases that answer these questions:


What?
Storm washed 3 containers.
Where?
In the ocean.
When?
January 1992.
Who?
Curtis Ebbesmeyer.
Why?
To help with charting ocean currents.
How?
A storm & ocean currents pushing the ducks around the world.


Now using the words you wrote down summarise the text in 25 words or less.


A storm washed containers of ducks into the ocean on January 1992. The ocean washed up ducks to different places, and helped chart ocean currents.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Commenting: My Comment I've Published

Today I posted a smart comment on Alex's blogpost A smart comment is a comment that includes these things. A positive attitude, a question, encouragement, and a formal greeting.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Maths: Transforming Shapes

L.I: To transform shapes using reflection, rotation and translation.

This week for maths, we learnt about transformations, and how they effect a shape. Our lesson was to understand how to translate a shape, reflect a shape, and rotate a shape. Our must do was to make a grid with a vertical and horizontal axes, and show an original shape that's been translated, reflected, and rotated 90° clockwise. Then for a second activity, we had to make either a video, presentation, or graphic showing how to translate a shape. I chose to do a video, and in my video I demonstrated how you would translate three shapes, and I think I did a pretty good job of doing so. 

Image Of My Paper Grid

Video

Inquiry: My Own Co-operative Game

L.I: Create a game which would encourage building characteristics from previous lessons
L.I: Take turns at sharing these games
This week for Inquiry, we had to make our own co-operative game. We'd been playing other co-operative games, and now it was our turn to create a game. My game I made was called Living Statues. We had to write down the rules, the environment you can play the game on / in, and the equipment you need to play. For my game, I wrote down the rules, and my partner Avalon wrote down the environment and equipment.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Writing: Advertising Products

L.I: To recognise and understand the purpose of advertising (persuasive) language features

This week for writing, we did an activity about persuasive advertisements. We had to fill out questions that relate to images we see of products. We had to do 6 sets of questions, and choose one of them to blog. Me and my group chose to blog our Pringles activity.


Reading: Political Events

This week for reading, our focus was about political events from past Maori history. Our activity was to find information on a website, and put that information on a piece of paper. The information had to be historical, and had to be mostly in our own words. After writing down our information, we had to come up with a question that relates to our information. We would share our question/s to others, and to the teacher as well.

Me and my partner (Alex) came up with these questions:
How long were William Lee Rees's breaks in his 24 hour speech?
Why did New Zealand wait 5 years to rebuild the Parliament Building?
What caused the fire that burnt down the old Parliament Building?

New questions we've come up with:
Why did some men not want woman to vote?
What was William Lee Rees's 24 hour speech about?
Why does a ceremonial mace give authority to Serjeant at arms over the Parliament Building?

Information From: Here