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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Maths - Probability

This term we have been focusing on Probability. We made an Educreation to explain probability. Telaina and I worked together. Here is our Educreation.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Maori Memes

Today we got sent an email of a maori proverb. 
  • Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa taki tini
Our job was to make a meme with this proverb and have what we thought it meant in English too. Here is the meme that I made:

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Athletics Reflection

Yesterday we had our annual School Athletics. We got given these questions to reflect on. Here they are:
    • What was the most enjoyable part of athletics for you? Why? The most enjoyable part was probably seeing everybody cheering on their house in the relay, the 800/400/200 metre races and other events. Everybody was having fun because the whole school got into it.
    • What are you really proud of? Why? I am really proud of myself for winning long jump because last year I got second and I made a goal to come first and I did. I need to push on with my long jump because Emma M wasn't far behind.
    • What was the most challenging part? Why? The most challenging part was pushing myself through asthma in the 800 metre race especially because I forgot my inhaler. Next time I want to REMEMBER my inhaler!
    • Where to now? What are your goals for next time? Why do you want to focus on this? My goal for next time is to win the shot-put because this time I came second to Emily S and I was about 3 inches away from her so I know I can do it.

Here is a photo:

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Maths Inquiry

This term in maths James's groups have been doing maths inquiries. We worked in pairs or alone. I worked with Telaina. We decided to find out the average house prices for Auckland compared to Palmy. Here is the slide with our facts on it.

Monday, 14 November 2016

T4 Book Buddies

This term we have continued book buddies. My book buddy is Aria. This term we have a selection of biographies to read. So far I have read 3. The books I read were Eighty Dollar Champion, Hana's Suitcase, and Hiding Edith. These are my goals

 - help others to understand my opinion by including evidence
  and examples

- building on someone else’s idea by starting with “I

- making generalisations such as “All...” “Most…” “Some..”  “No/Never…”
Here is our slide.

PrEP - Market Day

For the end of last term and the start of this term we have been doing PrEP. PrEP was the preparation for Market Day, which was held on Friday 11th of November at RSS. All of us in Poutama got into groups of three. There had to be someone who would watch the budget, someone who would handle the money and calculate expenses, and someone who would make sure the product got finished and everything was organised. Once we had found our group we decided on a product we would make for Market Day. My group was me, Emma, and Telaina. We decided to make Candy Cane Christmas Trees. Here is a photo of our finished product.

Each group got a Google Slide with an example budget and a real budget. We also filled in the process we went through to make our product, and anything we needed to know. At the end we added 4 more slides with reflective questions, which we answered in our groups. Here is the slide we were given.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Maths Test

Today we got the results of our PAT test. I got 35 out of 35. My weakness is going too fast and finishing way too early including triple checking. My strengths are Geometry/ Measurement and statistics. Here is my sheet:

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Persuasive Writing

This term our focus is persuasive writing. We chose to do an advertisement promoting a box. I chose mine to be a Radio Ad because I thought it would challenge me more than a TV ad.

The things I think make a good radio ad are...
  1. Words that create a sense of urgency.
  2. Something that will draw people in.
  3. Good expression and confidence when speaking
Here is my advertisement, please keep in mind that the phone number is not real.

Come into the box store now to get a special discount on an empty box! This box is half price for a limited time!!! Rush into store to get your portable, amazing, empty box!

But wait... there's more, call 0800 649 366 to get your empty box 99.9% off!!! But that's not all of it, call now and get your second box absolutely free, that's right, call now and get your second box absolutely free! So why haven't you called yet?!?!?!