Thursday, 1 November 2018

Recount // Athletics day!

for the past 3 weeks, we have been writing recounts,
these are mainly some of the points we have been focusing on:

  • time connectives
  • Descriptive Language (similes, metaphors, sets of 3, etc.)
  • Advanced Punctuation (semi-colons, colons, brackets, hyphens, etc.) 
I have written about athletics day and what were the events that happened, this is my recount I wrote about athletics and re-wrote it on a site called piktochart:

Friday, 26 October 2018

Geometry and measurement

for maths, we have been learning Geometry and Measurement for the last few weeks, the slide I found the easiest was this one because all you had to do was look at the shape and the numbers inside, then you add up the numbers inside till it becomes a bigger number, then you have to figure out what is the number you have to add it up to in this case our teacher added a video which says what number you have to add it up to. 360. then you either take away the number you have from 360 and then you have your anwser, well that what I did maybe you have a different way of finding out this sum.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Study novel // Enemy at the gate

For reading this term the teacher provided us with this new thing called 'study novel', each reading group has a different book/novel depending on their reading ability, I got given a book called 'enemy at the gate' by Philippa Werry.
Philippa Werry is a New Zealand author and has written around 50 books from the earliest of 1999 and her latest of 2018.
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The book I'm reading at the moment (enemy at the gate) was published in 2008, it takes place in December 1936 where a thing called polio cases were suspected. then a Polio epidemic was sweeping the country. the schools, swimming pools, and movie theaters were banned for children, travel was restricted down for children as well. The main characters name is Tom and he LOVES to run just like his idol Jack Lovelock. Tom was also the best runner in school, he has a best friend called Charlie, they live in a little bay called Lyall bay. I haven't read much of the book as I'm only up to chapter 4, so there's not much more I can add.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Plastic in the air.

Lately, for a while now we have been learning about pollution and all the different types that can affect the world and the things living in it, we have our own groups I am in group five and we are focusing on Air pollution.
Firstly what is Air pollution, pollution is now a commonplace term, that our ears are attuned to. We hear about the various forms of pollution and read about it through the mass media. Air pollution is one such form that refers to the contamination of the air, irrespective of indoors or outside. A physical, biological or chemical alteration to the air in the atmosphere can be termed as pollution. It occurs when any harmful gases, dust, smoke enters into the atmosphere and makes it difficult for plants, animals, and humans to survive as the air becomes dirty.

what are the causes:

  • the burning of fossil fuels
  • agricultural activities 
  • exhaust from factories and industrials
  • mining operations
  • indoor air pollution
and the effects:
  • respiratory and heart problems
  • global warming 
  • acid rain
  • effect of wildlife
  • eutrophication
So these are all the problems of Air pollution and the effects are really bad towards us, so we need to try and stop air pollution before it becomes worse.
thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Discovering our heritage

For Te Reo, we are learning about our heritage and what to do. The teachers gave me a choice on what I wanted to learn more about the culture, I choose to learn more about the greenstones and the meanings. here is an example of what I have to do. There is an awesome site that gives the prices, how its made and the history of the greenstone. I have a similar one to this one but its made from a whalebone.
here is the site

Friday, 24 August 2018

ECO trip.

In Rimu this week we went to the waste management center to see how it works and what they do. We also learned about the 5 Rs reduce, reuse, recycle, recover And reduce disposal. We also went to the eco store and the eco drop to see what is good for our (pretend) flat we were moving into that could be reused. Then we went to the eco store to by some stuff for our flat, we had a $500 dollar budget. Bree and I were in a pair and our favorite product we found was the marble cups which were very pretty. here is a photo of me and Bree presenting.

Friday, 10 August 2018

william pike challenge

On Wednesday we went to Spencer Park for William pike challenge, we did teamwork activities and survival like activities. We were in groups with another school called rangi ruru Girls school, they were really nice and we had to be in groups with them. we did a lot of fun and weird activities, my favorite one was where we had to go to a certain part of the forest and build a little hut on the side of a tree, the hardest part of that was the team I had didn't listen to each others idea until the teacher decided to come and help. but overall the day trip was really fun apart from the part when we were heading back to school and I felt really sick.