## Friday, 31 March 2017

### Sentence Types

WALT: Use different types of sentences in our writing.

This week in writing, we are learning to write an explanation. As well as that we learnt to write different sentences. The ones we learnt are... simple sentences, compound sentences and complex sentences. Once we write, I can't wait to write these sort of sentences.

## Thursday, 30 March 2017

### Multiplication Pyramid

WALT: Practise our multiplication.

This week we had a follow up activity. We had to multiply the bottom row then work our way up. I found this very fun. My friends and I had fun trying to work it out the fastest. The top number took a while to found out.

### Solving Fraction Problems

WALT: Order fractions with different denominators.

This week in maths, we learnt about fractions. We learnt how to find out which fraction is larger with different denominators. When I first started I had a bit of trouble finding the right way to solve the questions. Once I had a bit of help, I got the answers straight away. This is our strategy...
Which fraction is bigger, 6/8 or 3/5. First we multiply the denominators to get the whole number(denominator). Like this:
5 x 8=40
Next we divide the 40 by the denominators by the original denominators. Like this:
40 / 5=8
40 / 8=5
Finally we multiply these numbers by the original numerators. Like this:
8 x 3=24
5 x 6=30
So in the end it should look like this.
30/40 > 24/40.

## Wednesday, 22 March 2017

### Number Knowledge Review

WALT: Use our new number knowledge to solve equations.

This week in maths, we had a warm up activity to test our skill in maths. I found this very helpful because now my mind is refresh and I can do the actual presentation. When I do it, I have to remember that...
When changing a mixed fraction into a improper fraction, I multiply the denominator by the whole number. Next I add the answer with the left over fractions. Once I've done that, I'm are finish.

## Friday, 17 March 2017

### Solving Problems with Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

WALT: Solve addition problems with tenths by changing one number into a whole number.

This week in maths we learnt about solving problems with fractions, decimals and percentages. One main thing I learnt was that when the question seems like a addition, it can be turned into a subtraction equation. For example: Jeff has 9.7 metres of rope. Brad has 8.6 metres of rope. What is the difference the between?
Some people may solve it like this: 8.6 + 0.4=9.0   9.0 + 0.7=9.7   0.4 + 0.7=1.1
How I solve it: 9.7 - 8.6=1.1

### Polyfest Trip 2017

Ever heard of Polyfest? Well if not, it’s a festival where Polynesians perform and compete in a competition. There are a lot of stages for different cultures. I hope to perform next year.

In our group we decided that our name would be skittles (cause we're all different colours). Two boys from Aorere college were our tour guides. They lead us to this stall called, ‘Pasifika Proud’.
(this is another group)

Two groups from Pt England joined with a group from Glen Eden. First we went into a stall called ‘Pasifika Proud’. The whole group split into six mini teams. Each team had a word they had to focus on. Those words were… Respect, Tapa relationships, Genealogy, Love and faith and language. There was one more I forgot. I was placed in the genealogy team and we were called ‘the pacific’. I learnt that genealogy is like learning about your ancestors, identity, family and where you're from.

Our next stall was ‘Te Wananga o Aotearoa’.On the way to the next stall, I bumped into Matthew. He’s one of my quad bloggers. I said ‘Hi’ then left. We waited for a bit before we began. A -360° camera was filming as we had dance battle. It was the right side against the left. The first round was Hone against Christian. Everyone was shouting and crowding around the dancers. Next round had the music ‘ju ju on that beat’. Tevita and another girl had to dance. I have to say that was intense round.
(this is another group)

Morning tea time came and everyone was eating. I had some shapes and an apple. We thought we were going to go to another stall but we didn’t. Point England was sitting down. We had a talk from our teacher then were handed goody bags. Tempted to open it, I didn’t. Then we were told to go have a roam around. All of the groups walked away but our group ran to the diversity stage. Our leader wanted to her friends son perform. Turns out, his performance was late.

I really enjoyed Polyfest. My goal was to learn more about my culture and things about it. But the Samoan stage had nobody performing. Next year I head into year nine. I hope to make it into Polyfest even if it is the non competitive. The one main thing I did learn was the word Genealogy. That word will stay in my mind forever.

Polyfest was so cool and it was so cool to write about it. My highlight was seeing Matthew (one of my quad bloggers). I also enjoyed spending time with my group Skittles.

## Tuesday, 14 March 2017

### Water Worries

WALT:  Support all my answers with evidence from the text.

This week we learnt about water worries. One thing that I learnt is that one of the dirtiest rivers is the Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia. Some problems that polluted the river was sewage, factory waste and litter. My poster is a short but meaningful message, "Water, don't take it for granted".

## Monday, 13 March 2017

### Thinkboard - Week 7

WALT: Solve fraction, decimals and percentage word problems.

This is a little warm up activity for this week's presentation in maths. I found this really helpful because now I am ready to start this week off with maths.

## Thursday, 9 March 2017

### Place Value

WALT: -Demonstrate use of new knowledge about place value.
-Add and subtract decimals to 3 decimal places.

This week in maths, we learnt about place value and adding and subtracting decimals. One thing that I enjoyed was 'the number conundrum'. I did a practise round before the one that you saw. With that, I didn't go so well. I found it a bit challenging at  first but the second one, I was spot on!

## Tuesday, 7 March 2017

### Visual Mihi

WALT: Create a Visual Mihi that shows what is important to you.

This is my Visual Mihi. These four things symbolises the important things in my life. There are much more important things but these are just four. The top let with the yellow background represents School. At school we have a saying for our learning... Learn, Create, Share. My mother is New Zealand European and my father Samoan. The top right hand drawing is the New Zealand flag. I drew a kiwi on the side to show that this is the New Zealand flag not the Australian! Below that flag is the Samoan flag. I drew the coconut tree because there are a lot in Samoa(by the way those are coconuts falling). Last but not least, it is a cross on a mountain. This represents my religion and how I am very proud about it.

## Thursday, 2 March 2017

### Match Up Activity

WALT: Match up the correct fraction, decimal and percentage.

This was a little activity that was connected to the presentation. How it works is that you match a decimal, percentage and fraction that are the same thing into a group of three. As you can see that is what I did.

## Wednesday, 1 March 2017

### Connecting Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

WALT: Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.

This week in math, we learnt how to convert a decimal, fraction and percentage into one other. I wanted to find out what 1/2 looks like as a decimal and fraction. 1/2 looks like 33 and 1/2% as a percentage. As a decimal, it looks like 0.333-recurring. My new word for maths is recurring. This means the it does not stop.  In the case it is the number.