## Wednesday, 30 August 2017

### Geometry 3D Model

WALT: Draw a 2D representation of a 3D model. Draw a plan for the side, front and top view of a 3D model.

You may have seen my post about a learning about geometry. This is the final results. My partner did really well and nearly had the perfect model.

## Tuesday, 29 August 2017

### Speech Competition

You may have seen my speech from a few weeks ago. Well everybody in Year 7 & 8 (at our school) made a speech as well. Three of the best speeches from each literacy classes were chosen and had a little speech off. The three from our classroom were... Yvonne, Seini and Atareita. I think they were awesome. You can read about it here. In every speech, I could feel that everyone was nervous. Sitting there I thought of some things I could include in my speech.
Fifteen speeches were given in front of all year 7 & 8's. My favourite speech had to be the first. Her speech was about a sad personal story.  I nearly cried.

Those speeches have been marked. Now we're waiting for the top five speeches to be announced. Can't wait to see who was the best!

## Monday, 28 August 2017

### Geometry Cube Rockets

Today we started our maths lesson for the week. We are learning about Geometry. We've got a task that comes along with it. In our maths book we designed our cube rockets. Our task was to try to figure out in our minds, what it would look like from the top, side and front. We partnered up with a person. Tomorrow our partners are going to try and build the rocket. Their gonna try to build it with only the drawing (in our math books) of the top, side and front.  Can't wait for tomorrow.

All this data is going to be recorded onto a presentation. It will be posted by the end of the week.

## Tuesday, 22 August 2017

### 'I wonder' Question Animation

Every term, we have to make an animation. This term we made our animation animate our answers to a question. This question had to say 'I wonder' in the beginning of the question.

## Thursday, 17 August 2017

### Number Knowledge

WALT: Add and subtract negative numbers.

Last week in maths we learnt about adding and subtracting. We learnt that negative numbers can be very useful in life. For example when you buy something and give money over the price, you should know the change you need back.

## Wednesday, 16 August 2017

### GEGNZ Student Summit

Last Friday the year 7 & 8 Pt England extension group went to the Google Educator Group New Zealand student summit. We entered early with plenty of time to spare. Ormiston Junior College hosted this event. There were three sessions of lots of many workshops. Two of them were presented from us. Every workshop were about something different. For example: one workshop was based around coding with robots. Ormiston Junior College MLE's were our space to learn in. There were about 400 hundred other students there. It was absolutely incredible! Before the workshop sessions started we had a big welcome in Auditorium. The people from young oceans explorer also talked to us. (visit their site it's really cool).

It was then time for the workshops! The extension group was split in half. One half was presenting their workshop during session 1. I was in the second half. We first went a workshop for a whole lot of robot coding. It was presented by Sunnyhill school. The next session we presented. It was about coding in scratch. You may know that the year 7&8 extension group have been making scratch games. We nearly taught them how to make beat the goalie. Our workshop didn't have enough time to finish. The last session we learnt about telegrami. It's a great app that allows you to record well a cartoon character's mouth moves to the words of the recording. Anyway, it's really cool. The goodbye in the auditorium was awesome! Prizes were given. Four students form Pt England won a prize. Once all the prizes were gone everyone took a really big selfie. It's that photo right there. Suan (the man in the right bottom corner) works for google. He talked about how we are inventors. Everyone looked at him confused. In our minds we were like, 'what? me an inventor!'.  He then told us, "you can change the world by changing ourselves". That's exactly what I'm gonna do.The GEGNZ student summit is very cool. I'm leaving Point England for high school so I won't be going next year. It's very sad but I'm glad I can look back on this experience with a smile.

## Monday, 14 August 2017

### Measurement Part 2

WALT: Make estimates of lengths and convert between metres and centimetres.

Measurements are awesome! Don't you think? That's why I'm so happy to be learning about them in class. I learnt that measurements are important in life. You can use it to help with shopping. Which is something I do most days. If I can use measurements so can you!

### Night Light

WALT: Identify features of a non-fiction text.

## Wednesday, 9 August 2017

### Measurements

WALT: Make estimates of lengths. Convert between metres and centimetres

This is last week's maths. We are learning about measuring and all the different types of measurement. Those types are...
millimetres, centimetres, metres, tonne, milligram, centigram, grams, kilogram, millilitres, centilitres, litres just to name a few.

## Tuesday, 8 August 2017

### Speech Reflection

WALT:  Reflect on our given speech.

This is our reflection on our speeches. It's pretty much our thoughts on our speech. I really think I can improve next time.

## Monday, 7 August 2017

### What to do...

.. in a power cut at night and your siblings are looking after you.

WALT:  I will identify the different places speeches/talks are given and how they are designed for delivery.

I’m pretty sure everyone’s gone through a power cut in the night right. (wait for them to say yea). Well have you ever gone through one well your parents are out and your older siblings are looking after you BUT REALLY they're just on their phones with their data and do not care about a thing you do? I have so I’m gonna give you some tips on what to do.

Tip one, light a candle. For this you need a match and a candle. Or maybe a few matches. First light the match. Second, light the candle. Third, blow out the candle and light it again for fun. Great tip. I tried the last instruction and it made no difference.

Tip two, save the ice-cream. Use the candle to find the ice-cream. The ice-cream is on the verge of melting. Be a superhero for your family and eat the ice-cream. It’s gonna be hard but you gotta do it. If you can find any chocolate sauce that is melting(even though can’t melt) pour it on top.

After finishing the ice-cream, put the bowl and spoon in the dishwasher. Even though it’s not going to turn on. You might feel like eating that ice-cream was tiring. I mean lifting the spoon from the bowl or container all the way into your mouth. Now we move onto tip three, sleep until the power turns on and your parents come back. Unless it’s past your bedtime, get up and convince your parents that your siblings ate the ice-cream. You may never experience this. But now you know I have.

This speech is a draft from last week. You can revisit my blog this week to read the completed Speech. By the way I have a video but it wouldn't load. Also you can't hear the video but I'm saying the same thing as what is written. This is a screenshot and it's part of the video.

### The Space Race

WALT:  Justify by selecting the evidence across a range of texts to demonstrate what I understand of the 'Space Race' and it's purpose.
SUCCESS CRITERIA:  I will identify in my letter to opposition team their accomplishment by way of what I understand from text set.

Last week in reading we learnt about the space race. It was a race between the Soviet Union and United States of America. First they were trying to get the first satellite into space. Second they were trying to get the first man into space. Lastly they were trying to get the first man on the moon. So in the end I think that the Soviet Union won the race.

## Wednesday, 2 August 2017

### 20 Hour Famine Sleepover

Two months ago, Pt England's two extension groups had the chance to participate the 20 hour famine. Every year the students come to have a sleep over. There are a few teachers there. All the teams performs an item. This year I decided to go and be in the yellow team. I had just moved houses so I got there a bit late.

It was a while before we actually started something. We all sat down in our teams. Our teacher told us to look around and make sure we get along with these people. That was because we were going to be making and performing an item with them. Chatter started to fill the room. A big “shhhhhhhhh”, came from the teacher. “Yellow team you can practise in the creative space”, she told us. (the creative space is one of the classrooms). Just to remind you I had a broken leg during this. I decided for myself that I would go without my crutches for today. It was a very bad idea. Five minutes into practising, my leg felt like I had just broken it again. I told the teacher and she took me home. Once I got  home my mum was telling me to eat. Even though I wasn’t at the sleepover I still wanted to do the famine. She forced me to eat it. So I did not do the 40 hour famine or the 20 hour famine. I only did 14 hours. I really hope to do it next year.