Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Algebra 2

The algebra sheet in my last post isn't the only one I have done this week. We also did another one that was more focused on us understanding the formula that we had to make. Here is the sheet:


In the last week or so we have been doing algebra in James's math groups. Today I was doing a work sheet that had all these algebra questions that I had to solve. The math sheet also said that we should make one of our own questions and see if somebody else can work them out. I only did one question but I wonder if you could work it out?
Here is the whole sheet of paper that I was working on:

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Te Reo

Description: This term for Te Reo we have been working on three things.
~ The Maori song Aoteroa.
~ A game that you have to make to help 
someone learn about Maori.
~ And last of all a game that you had to play that sharpened up your skills on fruit and vegetables in Maori.
Big Idea: The first one I am going to tell you about is the song Aoteroa. The teachers played this song at school assembly and nobody knew what they were doing and so the hall went quiet. So the teachers decided that we should make it a goal to work on the song. So every Monday afternoon  after the kids from kapa haka had gone we got into a U shape around the TV and practiced the song until we nailed it. Here is the song:

Big Idea: The other one that I am going to talk about is the game that we made. In our group we decided to do a kahoot which is a quiz that you can play. My group got ten questions done. If I was going to rate how hard it is from 1 to 10 and 10 is really hard and 1 is easy than I think that it would be a 7. Here is a picture of our all our kahoot questions in action:

Feedback:I like how you made a kahoot of all the things you know.
Feedforward: Nothing that I have noticed. Ruby KM

Evaluation: The thing that I found the hardest was getting our kahoot done because halfway through we had problems getting into the kahoot account that we were using. The easiest task out of the three of them was probably the song Aoteroa because I practiced it a lot so it helped with when we did it altogether.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Sea turtles

A story on seaturtles:

I am here to inform you about sea turtles. Firstly they have been around since the Jurassic ages in the late Trassic period. That is roughly 250,000,000 years ago. They have evolved to the challenges that come their way. The lifecycle starts with eggs the size of a ping-pong ball...

The eggs are laid by their mother approximately 1000 eggs are laid. Roughly 1 month and a 1/2 later, 20% never hatch but the survivors do. They are tiny enough to fit in your hand. They squirm to the surface for the first time to face a set of predators which are crabs, and gulls. Once they make it to the sea which now is only 400 of them, they face currents and frantically swim to the surface for a breath of air.

Occasionally they will stop and rest in a patch of floating seaweed. Did you know that the baby sea turtles are now the size of a dinner plate? 

After they have rested they would increase in size after about 4 years. Only 200 survive to adults but they have to wait a few more years until they can breed like their mother once did. 

Only 20 survive to breeding age sadly. Let's reacap the lifecycle quickly. That means that there are 1000 eggs, 800 eggs hatch, 400 babies make it to the water, 200 survive the currents to adult age and  20 make it to breeding age. 

But they increase in size and are now the size of a dinner table.
But if there is human interference, then only 2 survive to breed the next generation of sea turtles. If you want seaturtles to make it into the next century than start acting and it could change the future...

By Anialet

Friday, 17 June 2016

Moon, Earth and Sun

Every Friday we learn about the moon. I got together with Emma and we decided to make a movie about the moon, earth and sun. We had to make a movie or something that showed Nic that we used our time wisely for that 3 weeks. Here is the finished movie:

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Today's challenge

Today we had to do a challenge to do with paper planes. The challenge was that we had to make a paper plane that at least had one straw attached to it. The thing that we had to make it do is to make it fly the furthest. Mine came 3rd out of all the year 5's in poutama. Here is a picture of my plane & my draft.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Cross Country goal

My goal for cross country is to come in the top 5. This is my goal because I think that this goal is going to challenge me so that I can push myself to my limit and do my best.