Thursday, 31 March 2016

Maths: Mean, Median,Mode and Range


WALT: Find and validate data measures, eg. MEAN, MEDIAN, MODE and RANGE.
In maths I am learning about mean, median, mode and range. If you do not know what these words mean I will tell you here below...

Mean: First, you add all of the numbers you have, then devise the total by the number of numbers there are.

Median: First you order the numbers you have smallest to biggest, then find the number in the middle.

Mode: Mode is the number that appears the most.

Range: Find the largest number and the smallest number and then subtract those two number.

My writing argument


For writing we have been learning to write an argument using the writing process. The topic was “Are Devices Taking Over Our Lives”.

Something I did really well in my writing was using connectives/conjunctions to make my argument more formal/interesting.

Here is a section of my writing that shows this.

To start off, people’s lives are getting shorter, because of the radiation emitting from the devices, it also has made the chances of getting cancer higher! In addition to that people are also sitting around too long and become fat and lazy, also some people are too lazy to even get up and walk around. Furthermore people are out and about with their heads down all the time and they aren't aware of their surroundings, for example, I read in an article that a man casually strolled into a train with a gun in his hand, no one saw this because they were all looking at their devices, they only noticed until the man shot someone. But, that besides the point, the point is that devices are affecting our lives, not only are they doing so, they can also ruin our schedule.
(The words in green are the connectives/conjunctions)

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

PE: Striking and Fielding


WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths 

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were to have a good stance so I can put more power in my shot.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were having soft hands and cupping my hands as well so I can catch the ball without it falling out.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to keep my eye on the ball because it improves my chance of hitting the ball

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to watch the ball when it is coming into my hands because this helps me catch it.

The game that I enjoyed the most was rounders because it was a game that included striking and fielding and it is a fast and easy game to play.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Reading follow up

Reading follow up

WALT: I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. 

This is my reading follow up, to complete this follow up we had to read 3 different books. After that we had to identify the authors purpose and then we also had to identify the structure and language that the author used. Once we had completed this, we then had to look for the structure similarity/differences and then the same with the language choices. I think I achieved Extended abstract because I used some strategies to find the authors purpose.

My next step is to find more differences/similarity.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Merit evidence: meeting/playing with the little kids

Must do's

Today at morning tea time I didn't really want to play football today, so I went down to the junior area to hangout with some little kids. I couldn't find any kids that I knew so I decided to go back, and then all of a sudden some kids jump on me and said they would take me to jail. After that I tried to escape, but there was no point in trying. After trying for 10 minutes I gave in and then the bell rang and I then went back to class. I was showing active thinking by going over to the juniors and playing with the kids who didn't have any firends to play with.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Reading activity. Changing the flag

This is my Evaluating information chart. We were writing our reason for why we should keep the Current New Zealand flag or chose the new flag, we were learning about all the different reasons/history about the two different flags, then we wrote all over he information we found on the sheet. Then we then we gave reasons why the evidence was either weak, unsure or strong enough to change our opinion about changing the flag or not. I think I did really well because I found lots of information.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Merit evidence: Garden show

Must do

The past few days Alex, Ryan ,Scott, Madyx and I went to Woolstons Working Men's Club for a garden show. On Wednesday and Thursday  we just had to set up our stand. It didn't take to long to set up on Wednesday because on Thursday we did most of the setting up, so today(Friday) we made some beetroot relish to put on some crackers to serve to the people so we could get votes from them, we needed those votes so we could get the people's choice award, we have also have a gold award from the judges. We were competing against 8-10 schools! I showed leadership these past few days by being resilient because some times some things kept falling apart but we kept on trying to fix it.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Merit Evidence: Leadership in the food forest

Must do

Yesterday me and other people worked on the food forest with Mr McAven because at this season that's when most of the flowers seeds come out and the group before us had already took the seeds so now all we have to do is to weed the food forest.

first we had put gloves on so we don't prick our self's.  It was pretty hard to find fitting pair because most of them weren't put together, so after I found a fitting pair I started weeding, it was really frustrating because the bushes were really prickly, after a while I got to use the scissors to cut so it was easier to pull the weeds out, also when I was weeding I found a Praying Mantis and a Snail whilst weeding.

After a while we had finished weed and my fingers were really tired when I pulled them out of the gloves, when I took my gloves of I put the in the box and then Mr McAven asked me to take the box to the shed which happily did so, after that I went to wash my hands and went back to class. I felt really happy because I enjoy gardening.