Thursday, 22 September 2016

Beginning of the Holidays

Yesterday was the last day of term three 2016 for me. Today I was homesick and did not go to school. I am also missing the year 5 to 8 school disco. Tomorrow, my family and I are going to the South Island. This means that I am on holiday early. In some ways that is so cool... but in other ways, I really wanted to go to loud shirt and wheels day. Loud shirt and Wheels day is when you bring a colourful shirt and something that is on wheels. Something such as roller skates, scooters even bikes. Sadly I won't be there to see all cool things.

In the South Island, I will post daily. I will post things about what I am doing, the lovely people I have been wanting to meet and more. There are so many amazing places we are going and I can not wait to go! The problem is that we are leaving tomorrow and I need to pack. I better pack fast so I can have so sleep. Tomorrow I am going to do my best to be kind to my
siblings in the long car trip. We are probably going to be asleep most of the way but I still need to keep in mind about the school korero's. Wheoritia te atawhai is what I need to keep in mind especially. Make kindness go viral and Wheoritia te atawhai Is our theme for this year. My next holiday post will be about how the car trip went. Lets look forward to it.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Thinkboard - Week 9

WALT: Add decimals.

This week our think-board was based around adding decimals. I used the strategy of partitioning. Underneath this text is one example of this strategy being use. 
As you can see, I keep the first number the same and spilt the second number. I find this much more easy for subtracting and adding decimals.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Sentence Structures

WALT:I can use different sentence types in my paragraphs.

This term in writing, we are learning about a lot of things. One thing we are really focusing on, is our sentences. Our sentences types. We are learning and practising to use different types of sentences (in our writing). This task is helped us to understand and practise different sentence types. 
We are learning about simple sentences: Women are now eligible to be in the 
Another sentence type we're learning about, are compound sentences: Every year athletes train for the Olympics.
Finally, we are learning about complex sentences: Rather than watching the Olympics, women now compete.  

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Ratios 1

WALT: Identify ratios. 

This week we focused our learning on ratios. This presentation is just one of the two presentation this week. In both presentation there are questions which we have to answer as ratios. There are different ways to write ratios.
You can write it with a slash (/) in the middle of the numbers: 2/8
You can write it with "to" in the middle of the numbers: 2 to 8
You can write it with a colon (:) in the middle of the numbers: 2:8
You can write it with what it is that you are count and then a to before the second number: 2 blues to 8 greens.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Sentence Types

WALT: I understand what different types of sentence I can use in my writing.

We have been learning about different types of sentences. We learnt about simple, compound and complex sentences and how to make them. My favourite sentence type is the compound sentence. It is my favourite because  I love finding conjunctions that suites my sentence.

German Twin Hand holding

1. Justifying - I clarify and justify my own interpretation and understanding of complex ideas and issues.

2. Analysing - I analyse ideas and formation to reflect critically on the meaning.

This week in reading, we read a article about twins hand holding while crossing the finish line for the marathon in the Rio Olympics 2016. The twins crossed the finish line and some people were crossed with them. They gave bad comments and some people tried to defend them. We were also given another article to read which was about Abby D'Agostino and NIkki Hamblin. Our task was to make a venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two articles (which is on slide 5). 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Thinkboard - Week 7

WALT: Add decimals.

This week our think-board is about adding decimals. Every time I use partitioning for decimals, I am always reminded of my important rule. Never spilt up the first number when using partitioning. I find it much easier when I use that rule. It helps me a lot so I use a lot. I use that rule to solve the 10 other similar questions. 

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Thinkboard - Week 6

WALT: Add and subtract decimals.

This week we were given this think-board. The whole think-board is based around subtracting decimals. What I learnt is that when using partitioning for subtracting decimals, never spilt up the first number. I learnt never spilt up the first number but spilt up the second. For example: 2.534 - 1.112=?
2.534 - 1= 1.543
1.543 - 0.1=1.443
1.443 - 0.01=1.433
1.433 - 0.002=1.431
So the answer would be 1.431. Please comment to see what I did with the subtracting and partition.