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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual Art

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork


For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended Abstract Because I used all of the techniques in my art




The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were:
Moving Water colours- I used moving water colours in the wales tale
Glazing with Water colours- I used it in the shell
Shading with Water colours- I used the shading in the sunflower middle

Here is a photo of my art work:

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My next step in visual art is: To do lot's of more of the techniques in my painting

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Librarian (Excellence Badge)

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Librarian 

This week I got to do my duty as being a librarian for Mrs Ward.  
When I got to be an librarian, of reading to the juniors I was really excited to read to the juniors. 

I love reading with the juniors and I love also helping Mrs Ward out in the library and helping my friends with there duty and I am going to be sad when I leave next year.

Here is a photo of the library

  

Computer Duty (Excellence Badge)

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Computer 

When I got to school there had been so many Chromebooks taken out of the Chromebook hub, because I was not there early to get them out for Rooms 25, 26 and 27 so I just went to the Chromebook hub and took the rest of them out so everybody could get one them taking it from the Chromebook hub.

When I heard that the year 5/6 had Chromebooks, Reia had to go to there classroom to help them take them out and put them back and I was fine with that, but then Mr Ladbrook got someone else to help me with the Chromebooks and sometimes I have to do the Flags since we have been putting them up and taking them down in the afternoon. 

I love doing the Chromebooks but it is hard to juggle doing the Chromebooks and doing the Flags so I try to do the flags fast and get back to do the Chromebooks.

Technology (Excellence Badge)

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Technology 

This week we were in cooking, we were making Pinwheels Scones and Cheese Scones.
When we choose who was doing what we started. Monique and I were making the pinwheels and the boys were making cheese scone.

When we made the dough we had to roll it out with a rolling pin and them put some melted butter on and when we did that we put the brown sugar and cinnamon onto the dough.
We then rolled it up then we had to cut it 8 times so we got two from each bake that we made.

When we put the Scones on the tray we had to make sure they had space to bake, after that we put them in for about 20-25 minutes so that they would cook great. When they were cooked we got them out and then we tidy every little bit.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Librarian (Excellence Badge)

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Librarian

Every Tuesday I have librarian on in the library or down at the junior deck. One day when we were going down to the junior deck some kids came up so fast that we couldn't get to the deck without being knocked over by one of them.

When we get to the deck I always try and get the sun out of my way, because it is sometimes really hot when I'm sitting in the sun. They took down the shading over the deck, because it's winter. 

Librarian is hard, but I also enjoy it and I can't wait to do it on Tuesday this coming week.

Technology (Excellence Badge)

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Technology

On Tuesday it was our first time in a different activity, because Monique, Jack W, Jake, the others in my group and Me were in cooking for our first time with Mrs Weston.
What we were going to be making was a Hāngi. What we had to do first was get a partner and my partner was Monique and then we had to pare up with a different group and we just peered up with Jack and Jake. Next we had to wash our hands and put an apron on so we were ready to do the first thing.

Our first thing was to follow the instructions that Mrs Weston had giving us. We had to grab a lot of things like chopping boards and other thing. Then we went on to the food, what we did was choose out of onions, carrots, potato's, cabbage and kumara that were the things that we could chop up, there were chicken nibbles and the pumpkin was for Mrs Weston  to do with, what we choose was the potato's Mrs Weston said to cut everything up into fours so we did. I put everything on my plate and when it had finally cooked it was ready to eat.
I like cooking and I can't wait till next week to do something different.

Computer Duty (Excellence Badge)

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Computer Duty

Everyday I do the computers. When I get to school every morning I have to always get the Chromebooks out the Chromebook hub and it sometimes takes forever to do, but I also need them for school.

If some of the Chromebooks have been taken by the students, we sometimes wonder where did they go, but usually the teacher has them or we were not there early enough in, so Room 25, 26 or 27 have taken them.

When it is near the end of the day I always make sure all of the Chromebooks are on the bench before I start by putting them in the Chromebook hub. I try to do my best to help Reia out, because we just got the holders for the flags and one time it took forever to do, because sometimes the wind picks up and it is so hard to get them inside and I try to be quick so I can get back in time to help Reia.  

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Reading Follow Up Comprehension 2016

Year 7/8 Standard: Reading Assessment task
WALT: I can use a use a wide range of comprehension strategies to understand text such as: - using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes - gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts - identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.
TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • We can use our phones
  • In the olden days they used compass  
Who created “Senakairs?”?
EasyJet's made the Smart Sneakairs.
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • If the wearer needs to turn right, he/she will feel the sensation in the right shoe and vice versa.
  • A built-in GPS will determine the wearer’s starting location while the Google Maps navigation tool will help chart the best route.  Whenever a change of direction is necessary, the app will communicate with the appropriate shoe via the Bluetooth and cause it to vibrate. For example, if the wearer needs to turn right, he/she will feel the sensation in the right shoe and vice versa. Should the user become engrossed in the surroundings and miss the turn, the smart shoes will both vibrate at the same time, alerting him/her to change course.
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • The Sneakairs will vibrate three times to tell he/she that they are at there location and then they will go back to being normal shoes. 
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • That they are not going to be good if someone takes the idea 
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • Smart Boots
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • Phones, because they are easier to use, but sneakairs are better too.


TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.
A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.
Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. Snow softened the cliffs where lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.
Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the mountain's north-east flank. Packed grey and green trees rose on either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.
Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this mountain. He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind. In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Librarian (Excellence Badge)

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Librarian 

When I have librarian it is some times raining or really hot sun. When I get to the library I always have to tick my name off to say that I am here but some times I can't find it so a when Mrs Ward comes back I just go and do my job. 


Reading to the juniors is hard because when I went to help out my friends for there duty there was this little girl that I new who loved seeing me and my friends and that was hard because they didn't like it when we had to go and do our things and it is hard because they are so cute but we had finish reading the books and we had to go back to the library. 

After reading with the juniors I usually go back to the library to put back the books in the right place and I think Mrs Ward likes that because that she doesn't have to do it herself.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Computer Duty (Excellence Badge)

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Computer Duty

Every week I have computer duty. When I get to school I do the roll and go straight to the Chromebook hub. This week sometimes Reia is not there and so I just ask one of my friends to help me with the Chromebooks. On Friday Reia left school early so I had to ask Monique and Sam W to help me by giving me the Chromebooks and it really helped, because they helped me first then doing theirs first.

I love it when people help me when Reia is sometimes not there. One day one of the Chromebooks got broken and it has been annoying thinking that we don't have all of the Chromebooks, but that doesn't really matter, because we are getting another new one, because the Chromebook is the same price as getting it fixed.

At about around the afternoon, it is hard to do the Chromebooks when we a only have about 10mins to do it in and we can't go that fast when doing the Chromebooks, because Monique and Sam W have only about 9 devise to do and we have 39 one of them broke.

Technology (Excellence Badge)

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Technology

On Tuesday I got to do my last time in sciences. When Monique and I got to Lincoln on the second bus we went straight to our science block. When we got into the class our chairs were already down so we are ready for our first activity.

Our first activity was making Slime. We had to write the things on how to make slime and then we were onto making the slime. We had to do what the things that Mr R asked us to do.

Mr R gave us a cup which was filled with PVA glue and another cup with borax which had to dissolved then we had to put the water and then stir it, after that we put two teaspoons of water and then it made it into slime, Mr R said that we could put food colouring in our slime so Monique, Jake and I put Hot Pink and Jack W put Blue. 

After morning tea, our second activity was making slush out of some sand stuff out of Baby's nappies. What we did first was watch a video of this guy on how to make the slush then we made our own. 

What we had to do was get a nappy and try and get the stuffing out of the nappy and rip it up so we could get it to fit into a glad rap bag and then we had to shack the bag so we could get all of the sand stuff out of the baby nappy. When we got enough of the sand we had to pour it into a cup so we could do the next part, I did not have enough so I got Monique and I another nappy and we did the same thing again, after that we had to pour the water in and then wait. 

After a minute it was ready to try out, Jack try his out but it fell right into his hand so that was funny. For mine it was fine and Monique and I put ours into the plastic bag so we could take it back to school and show it to our teacher.