Monday, 24 September 2018

Rich and Famous P.O.V

Walt: Consider Both sides of an argument

In my personal opinion I think that being Rich and famous in a celebrity situation wouldn’t really make me happy. For a lot of celebrities being rich and famous is just a homing beacon for paparazzi or scandal or social media. A lot of celebrities that are children of other celebrities are also pressured like everyone is expecting them to be almost as good as their parents, but they want to be something different than their parents.

To be honest I think I would just want to be rich. Because I could get a lot of opportunities that not much people could get. I could help my children and family and that is what would make me Happy. I think that I would rather help people than entertain people in music and movies I would make a lot of money being a doctor or surgeon.

But some famous people aren’t celebrities. Some are really famous authors like J.K Rowling and Rick Riordan. They don’t earn as much money as the celebrities but they are pretty famous and they seem happy because people aren’t as obsessed with them. So I think I might like to be an author fame wise. That would be the only fame that would make me happy.

Task Description: For this task I made a google doc and started writing my opinion on wealth and fame on the doc. I then shared it onto the class discussion. after i shared it onto the class discussion i posted it onto my blog with a Walt, a Task Description, a Title, and Labels.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Remake of Rumplestiltskin

Walt: use descriptive vocab to paint a picture in your readers mind

Once upon a time there was a miller and he had a beautiful daughter. One day the miller went to the king and boasted about how her daughter was amazing.

“She is the best girl in the land sire.” said the Miller “No one is fairer the her she has fair golden hair and glistening green eyes and uhh … she can do amazing things like weave gold from straw.”

That caught the kings attention. He ordered the miller to bring his daughter to the castle. He took the beautiful miller's daughter to the hay storage room.

“Make this straw into gold.” Said the King, and with that he slammed the door, locked it tight and walked to his buffet. The Miller's daughter wept and wept for she could only make straw into silver. Suddenly a little man came in.

 “Do not worry” said the little man “I will spin this straw into gold for you. But what will you give me in return.”

“I will give you the ring from my finger” said the miller's daughter and she slid off the ring and gave it to the little man. By the time that the little man finished making the straw into gold. The little man disappeared from sight. The king came in and was impressed. He took her to a bigger room with even more straw

“Weave this straw into gold.” He said. “Have it done by the morning.

“But sire” said the miller’s daughter “all that weaving has weakened me. I can only weave silver now”

“Very well” said the king. “Weave the straw into silver.” He shut the door locked it tight and went to his brothers wedding. The miller’s daughter weaved the silver and never needed the little man again, and many years later she married the king and they had a beautiful baby boy and lived happily till the end of their lives

Task Description: For this task I made a new doc and selected a fairy tale. I then recreated the fairy tale
 in the google doc. i then posted it onto my blog with a huge standard.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

A little bit about me

I am now in graphics for tech and the task our teacher Mr. Pineda gave us was to create something on this website called ToonDoo. The result is my workk

Perfect Perimeter

Walt: calculate area and perimeter

Task description: for this task i made a copy of the presentation and then put it into my maths folder. I then finished all the questions about area and perimeter. I then posted it onto my blog with a walt a task description and labels.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Benefits of exercise song Lyrics

This is a remake of the lyrics of the song Don't worry 'bout a thing. It is an exercise remake and it shows some exercising vocabulary things like physical, cardio, and other things I hope you enjoy.

Title: Don't worry 'bout a thing/Your health and body

Madcon ft Ray Dalton
Ooh we can own the night don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Ooh we can own the night don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
I know we'll be alright don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
I'll take you to the future
Forget about the past
You can keep all of your secrets
I swear that I won't ask
Let go of all your troubles
I don't care where you've been
The only thing that matters now
Is where the night will end
Them bright big lights are shining on us
That beat so tight it makes you wanna
Get up, get down like there's no tomorrow
Like there's no tomorrow
Like there's no tomorrow
Ooh we can own the night don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
I know we'll be alright don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing (c'mon)
Ooh we can own the night don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Let's get down to business
And show me what you got
Just keep the record spinning
The music never stops
You wanna live forever
And reach above the stars
Let's take it to next level
Just light the spaceship up
Them bright big lights are shining on us
That beat so tight it makes you wanna
Get up get down like there's no tomorrow
Like there's no tomorrow
Like there's no tomorrow
Ooh we can own the night don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
I know we'll be alright don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing (c'mon)
Ooh we can own the night don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Yeah on the rooftop
Surrounded by the stars and the views hot
Ain't nobody thinking 'bout what you got
Everything's ours, wanna dip? Get a new spot
Yeah, don't worry, don't worry
The night never ends, no hurry no hurry
Shorty look thick and the lines get blurry
And the nights in your palm so we might get dirty
DJ, let the beat play, make a heat wave, when you replay this
Tonight we gone party like it's D-Day
Young and free saying this the one on my CK ****
The moon is the light, sky is the ceiling
The low is the base and the high is the feeling
The world is the club, all in 'cause we can
This' one for the books don't worry bout a thang
Ooh we can own the night don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing (I got you)
I know we'll be alright don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Ooh we can own the night don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing
Don't worry 'bout a thing

Exercise parody
Ooh exercise is good for your health and body

For your health and body

For your health and body

Exercise will help your brain develop well

Your brain develop well

Your brain develop well

I know that your body will be well effected

Will be well effected

Will be well effected

I’ll take you to the brain gym

A.K.A the bod gym

You start out on the treadmill

Then work your way uphill

Lets burn off all your fat

I care about your choices

No do not eat that burger

Instead have a cucumber

That fat and weight is disappearing

You running faster than Usain Bolt and

Physical’s  good for your brain and body

Your brain and body

Your brain and body

Ooh exercise will help your brain develop great

Your brain develop great

Your brain develop great

I know your body will be well effected

Will be well effected

Will be well effected (all right)

We can exercise today and everyday

Today and everyday

Today and everyday

Lets go to the gym

Focus on our core

Just keep on exercising

It's cardio all right

You wanna be good learners

Do aerobic exercise

Lets boost our hippocampus

And run a lot today

Those muscles grow faster than a radish

Those abs are poppin’ out  your stomach

Don’t eat that burger eat a cucumber

Eat a cucumber

Eat a cucumber

Ooh we can achieve our physical goals

Our physical goals

Our physical goals

Our exercise will affect our mental ability

Our mental ability

Our mental ability (Oh Yeah)

Lets just exercise till we can’t do it no more

Can’t do it no more

Can’t do it no more

Yeah on the treadmill

Or anything that makes your sweat glands workin’

Ain’t your body happy that it's healthy

Cardiovascular exercise is good for you

Yeah, your learning, your learning

There’s always a time to be running, Be running

You look pretty energised just go running

Or anything else that gets those calories burning (ay)

Pull ups then some push ups maybe even then we can do the dead bug

Today we gone exercise like we’re in the army

Young and strong we wanna keep it that way

Exercise is the way to stay fit and healthy

The gym is the house the equipments our friends

Our bodies a temple exercise cause it's good

This time for our brains exercise is the thang

Ooh exercise can help your brain and your body

Your brain and your body

Your brain and your body

I know you will learn well after you exercise

After you exercise

After you exercise

After you exercise

After you exercise

(All right)

Exercise will help your brain develop well

Your brain develop well

Your brain develop well

Friday, 3 August 2018

Why you should exercise and what it does for you? - By Bethan

Do you like running? No? Do you like dancing? Yes? They may be different but they give you the same results: They Both give you an adrenaline rush, they both give you sweaty pits, they are both aerobic exercise. Once you finish reading this piece of writing you will want to get up and go for a run, or go to zumba class, or do something that gets you sweating.

The first reason that you should be doing exercise right now is because It reduces the risks of obesity, stroke, heart disease and a whole lot more. Exercise helps you in so many ways it gets the heart pumping which gives oxygenated blood to the brain, you can see how that would help you in you term essay right. As well as giving good blood to the brain it gets your lungs working as well, meaning more oxygenated blood, meaning happy brain.

Exercise also helps the release of hormones which make your brain cells increase in growth rate. It helps refresh the brain plasticity which help form new connections in cells in a wide range of cortical areas in the brain. In a study done at the university of british columbia it has been proven that exercise helps increase the size of the hippocampus.

The final reason you should be exercising right now is because every time you sit down it increases the amount of energy that gets turn into fat. The more you exercise the more fat you burn. Many children these days are obese because they are sitting down more than they are running around doing exercise.

So get up off your butt and run around. Go to zumba! Why are you still here? Go away, stop reading this. I’m telling you to go away and ride your bike or walk your dog or do something that will get you sweating. Because that is the exercise that helps you get better in life.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Sustaining Ourselves

Walt: address the factors that can affect our well being

Next to each of these scenarios write down which area of your wellbeing is being affected - social/whanau, spiritual, mental/emotional or physical. You might find that they affect more than one area

Going for a run

Playing a sports game with others

Going to church, the marae, temple...

Listening to your favourite music

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables

Learning from a grandparent or caregiver

Taking part in a cultural club or activity

Getting enough sleep

Imagine you are part of the following scenarios. Make a decision that will positively impact on your wellbeing and note which aspect of your wellbeing is affected.

You and your older brother have been given some money to buy food for you and your younger siblings for the next few days. You are tempted to buy take away, but you have to buy enough food for breakfast, lunch (for school/pre-school) and dinner for two days.
In this scenario I would count how much money there is look online at the shopping centers website and try to fit in the food with the amount of money i have been given.

 You are having a really bad day and feel yourself getting angry and upset. You had a small argument with a friend earlier in the day, but you are now really angry at them. The bell will be ringing in ten minutes and you will have to sit next to this friend. What could you do?
I could Confidently walk towards my friend and sit down i would turn to her and apologise if he/she doesn’t reply then i will give them time to think about it if he/she forgives me then I will get back to being good friends

You have just changed schools and are missing your old friend and activities. At your old school you played for the school rugby team, but you have not played sport here, except for in P.E.
I would try to keep in touch with my old friends while Making new friends in school and I try out for the rugby team.

You are Tongan, but your parents were born and grew up in New Zealand. They taught you English since you were born so that you would find New Zealand life easier, but they did not teach you much Tongan. At school you see other students speaking Tongan and participating in Tongan clubs and dancing. Although you feel happy in New Zealand, you wish you could connect to your Tongan roots.
I would ask my parents about my roots and ask them to take me to my grandparents to learn the language and then I would participate in Tongan things.

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the google doc and then put it in my inquiry folder. I then answered all the questions in a detailed manner. After finishing i published my work onto my blog with a detailed manner.

Te Whare Tapa Wha

Walt: share the four definitions of health with a detailed explanation

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of a google draw and put it in my inquiry folder. I then filled in all of the boxes explaining the four different aspects of health and how to take care of them. I then posted them on my blog with, a Walt, Labels, A Task Description, and a Title.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Play Task

Walt: perform confidently to an audience

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the presentation and put it into my reading folder. I then filled in the questions from the boxes. When I finished the task I published my work onto my blog finished to a high standard.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Dangerous Decimals

Walt: identify the relationship between fractions and decimals

Decimals are fractions of 1 whole.
0.1 is 1/10.
0.01 is 1/100.

What is 2/10 as a decimal? 0.2

What is 6/10 as a decimal? 0.6

What is 7/100 as a decimal? 0.07

What is 18/100 as a decimal? 0.18

What is 1/1000 as a decimal? 0.001

What is 7/1000 as a decimal? 0.007

What is 24/100 as a decimal? 0.24

What is 55/100 as decimal? 0.55

What is 12/10 as a decimal? 0.12

0.5 + 0.3 = 0.8

0.6 + 0.2 = 0.8

0.7 + 0.5 = 1.2

0.5 - 0.1 = 0.4

0.3 + 0.9 = 1.2

5/10 + 0.5 = 1

1/10 + 0.47 = 0.57

5/100 + 0.21 = 0.26

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the doc and then put it into my Math Folder. I then answered all of the word questions and moved onto the symbol questions. When I finished I posted it onto my blog with a Title, a Walt, a Task Description, and Labels.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Fractions Sketchnote

Walt: add and subtract fractions and decimals

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the google draw and then I filed it in my math folder. I then decided I've all ready done the 1/2 and 1/4 so i decided to do the 1/4 and 1/3 problem. I then put it onto my blog with, a Walt, a Title, a Task description, and labels

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Fabulous Fractions

We are learning to identify the relationship between fractions.

What is 2/4 of 50? 25

What is ½ of 50? 25

What is 4/4 of 8?   This is the same as 8/8

What is ⅕ of 10? 2

What is 2/10 of 10? 2

What is ⅓ of 12? 4

What is 2/6 of 12? 4

What is 1/13 of 26? 2

What is 2/26 of 26? 2

What do you notice about these fractions?
After the first one the second one has the same answer.

Show your working for the remainder of the problems

I have 2/16 of a cake at a birthday party. I keep going back for more and eat another  6/16 of a cake. What fraction of a cake have I eaten altogether? 2/16 + 6/16 = 8/16

⅓ + ⅔ =  ⅓ + ⅔ = 3/3

⅙ + 2/6 = ⅙ + 2/6 = 3/6

12/25 + 3/25 = 12/25 + 3/25 = 15/25

I have 5/21 of a cake left over from the party. Then I give 3/21 of a cake to my sisters. What fraction of a cake do I have left over? 5/21 + 3/21 = 8/21

½ + 2/4 =  1

3/6 + ⅔ = 1  ⅓
⅕ + 2/10 =  ⅖ / 4/10

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Team building recount

Walt : use a variety of sentence structures and punctuation in our writing
Year 7 team building was fun. It was one of the funnest things i have ever done. We did all sorts of activities that brought people out of their shells. Let me tell you what happened.

The first things we did we're very productive like making a banner and creating a piece of material and put it around our wrist or around our calf or around our hair. We then had a chant to share with our banners. My group was called the purple panthers and the leaders were me and King. We got called up to share our our Chant. The year sevens counted us in and we said our chant: “Purple Panthers! Come at us we’ll knock you down! Purple panthers! We’re the ones who wear the crowns. Purple Panthers!” Clap, Clap, Stomp, Stomp, “Raahh”

My favourite activity though was the cooking. We made pikelets with a very simple recipe. The recipe was this:
1 cup of flour
1 cup of milk
1 egg
Me and King Mixed all the ingredients into a batter witch we could tell was ready because it was light and fluffy. We buttered up the pan and then we put in a ladle of batter and made it nice and round. I had such an amazing relationship the the spatula whenever i was about to flip i would go "1,2,3, and flip!". I turned the pike let over and the pike let was nice and brown. I turned it over again and it was brown on both sides it was ready to be decorated.

I went to the table where Ms. Sio and some girls were decorating the pikelets. I picked 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream, Chocolate chips, Jelly topping, and whipped cream. It was delicious and it made my mouth explode with it scrumptious taste. I think i had about three that day.

I think a few days after camp my stepmum’s friend came over and I decided you know what i’m going to make some pike lets for my brothers and Deb’s son (Deb is my stepmum's friend), and the recipe was so simple that I think it will stay with me forever. Thank you Ms. Sio for sharing the recipe with everyone and teaching me how to cook the pike lets.

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of a google doc and then i put it in my writing folder. WE were supposed to only do one thing about team building but i did one paragraph about 1 and the rest of the recount was about another.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

How to add fractions with different denominators.

Walt: Add and subtract fractions with different denominators

Task Description: For this task i made a copy of the google draw and then i put it into my folder. I then put in the right information as to how people make fractions with different denominators add up. I then put my piece of work onto my blog with a Walt, A task description, Labels, and a Title

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Fractions Finale.

Fractions Finale

What is ½ the same as? 2/4

What is ⅓ the same as? 2/6

What is 2/4 the same as? 4/8

What is ⅙ the same as? 2/12

I want to add ½ with ¼. First I change ½ to 2/4 then I add

⅓ + ⅙. ⅓ = 2/6 + ⅙ = 3/6

¼ + ⅛.  ¼ = 2/8 + ⅛ = ⅜

How can I change ⅔ into sixths ( 4/6)?

How can I change ⅔ into twelfths (8 /12)

⅓ + ¼ = 7/12

⅓ = 4/12   ¼ = 3/12

⅓ + ⅕ = 8/15

⅓ = 5/15  ⅕ = 3/15

⅙ + ⅛ = 14/48
⅙ = 8/48   ⅛ = 6/48

⅓ + 1/7 = 10/21

¼ + ⅕ = 9/20

⅓ + ⅖ = 11/15

1/10 + 1/100 11/100

1/10 + 1/1000= 101/1000

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Eleanor and the Dragon

In a land far away from the one we know, a land with dragons that breath fire, dragons that roam the sea and make it steam, dragons that burn the crops that farmers carefully planted trying to feed families. A land where men were essentially stronger and better than girls in every way possible. In this land there was a small, scared but kind girl called Eleanor. She had straight auburn hair that went down just above her waist. Light blue eyes that twinkled when she stood in the light and a small nose. As far as her parents knew she was the prettiest girl in the village.

One night she was awoken by the sound of three bell chimes then a pause and then three more bell chimes. “DRAGON RAID!” Yelled the chief. Eleanor grabbed her bucket and then rushed to the well. She never liked the violence she saw to the dragons. Her mother was in the front of the line she grabbed some water and dragged it to the fires on her house. Eleanor was about to gently dip her bucket into the water when she saw an unbelievable thing. A night dragon, one of the most rare species in the land was shot down. She dropped her bucket and then sped in the direction she saw the dragon fall. She quickly grabbed a dropped knife about the size of her hand. “ELEANOR!” she heard her mother scream “GET BACK HERE THIS INSTANT!” Eleanor didn’t even look back. She had to free that dragon. She had to.

When Eleanor found unevenly sliced and skewered trees all leading in one direction she figured that was where the night dragon was. He was in a little dark cavern that she and her friends often played in, she needed light so she grabbed a stick and ripped a long strip of her brown dress off. When she had made the torch she rubbed 2 rocks together and then sparked the torch to life. She hastily climbed down into the cave. When she found the dragon she nearly cried.

It had been gashed three times across the side of its torso. She assumed the dragon had been gashed by the trees. Eleanor forced herself to look away from the oozing gashes, and noticed the dragon was staring at her. she cautiously walked up close to the dragon. The dragon just stared at her.
“That's weird shouldn’t you growl or snarl?” Eleanor said
“Just finish me off already” the dragon replied
Eleanor dropped her knife. The dragon looked down at it and then looked back to her. Eleanor was gaping at the large male dragon.
“Well are you going to kill me” said the dragon
“You did it again!” said Eleanor “You talked!”
“Yes I did, all dragons can do it. So are you going to kill me or what”
“Wait what?” Eleanor said confused “Why would I kill you? I’m not like the other people I came to free you.” To prove it she picked up the knife and skillfully started to cut him loose. Then she carefully slid the rope across his body which was as black as the Night Sky yet it shimmered and glowed with stars.

Once he had been fully freed he gracefully but limply climbed across the cavern. She never noticed the glow worms before.
“Thank You” said the dragon
“No need to thank me.” said Eleanor “But may I ask you What is your name?”
“My name is Chardet”
“Well that's boring. I think i’ll call you Night Sky.”
“Night Sky. I like it”
Eleanor decided to see him every day and care for him. Until he was ready to go back to his own home.

The dragon raid was over when she got back, her plan was to play dumb when she got home. Her father and mother were talking to the chief. Eleanor silently tiptoed across to her room. She stashed the knife in her cabinet and climbed in bed. She ruffled up her hair, lied on her bed and worked hard on taking measured breaths. She heard the chief go and her parents walk over to her room.
“Oh.” said her mother “The heat must have gotten to me. I must have been hallucinating”
“But just in case.” said her father “We will question her in the morning”

The next morning her parents cornered her at breakfast.
“Where did you go last night?” Said her mother
“What do you Mean?” lied Eleanor “ I was with you the whole night putting out the fires.”
“Were you?” said her father “Because we have told you that every night once the fires are put out you come straight home and we searched all over and you weren’t anywhere”
“That’s because I was at Home…” Lied Eleanor “... In my bed”
“Very well.” said her father “Do your chores and then go play”

Once Eleanor had finished milking the cows and feeding the chickens. She changed out of the brown dress and replaced it with a tan dress and white apron. She grabbed a needle and a spool of thread, she hid the knife in her apron and quickly ran to the cave. When she got there she picked up the torch from the other night and lit it aflame. The dragon saw her and climbed down with that same limp grace from the other night.
“You’re going to have to come out of the cave if you want me to be able to stitch you” said Eleanor
The dragon just nodded and went out into daylight. When he walked out into the light Eleanor gasped. He was at least 16 metres high when he was on all fours.
“My goodness” said Eleanor
“What is it?” said Night Sky
“Your ferociously tall. I’ve never seen anything so big”
Night Sky chuckled deeply. He stood up on his hind legs, Eleanor gasped again he was at least double 16 metres now. Night Sky went down onto all fours and moved his wing so that the gashes could be fully seen. Eleanor took out her needle and thread and then started to stitch the dragon up. The dragon watched her with unmistakable curiosity.

“There you go.” said Eleanor “All stitched up. Um.. I hope you don't mind but can I see your wings?” Night Sky replied with a smile. He opened up beautifully even wings. They were about 13 metres each. Eleanor marveled at their beauty and length. She decided to play around with him, he didn’t mind at all she wanted to see how strong the wings were, he showed her by slicing a tree clean off it's stump. She wanted to see if dragons had amazing healing factors. She looked at his gashes and then noticed that the blood was drawing itself back in and the scales were growing rapidly. Eleanor touched the stitches and they popped out immediately. She touched them all and then they all popped out. The gashes grew over. “Tomorrow.” Said Night Sky “I will take you on my back and fly you across the lands that you humans haven’t inhabited.” Eleanor liked the sound of that.

The next day Eleanor woke up early to get her chores done she harvested some corn  today and gave her  mother a break. She grabbed some lunch and then went over to the cave where the dragon slept. When she got there the dragon was patiently waiting for her. He smiled when he saw her.
“Hello Eleanor” said Night Sky “Are you ready for the flight?”
“Yes” said Eleanor “Is it true that dragons can land on the clouds?”
“Yes it is. You could do it too if you wanted to”
“Really. Because I brought a picnic basket. Do you like steak?”
Night Sky chuckled “Yes it’s my favorite meat”
“Good because I packed it raw”
Night Sky lowered his wing. Eleanor hesitated before slowly walking onto it she went into the crouch position when she went onto his back and then magically he changed his skin so that it was sky blue. He got a running start and then he took off.

Eleanor dared herself to open her eyes and unbury her head from the crook of his neck. To her wonder she could see the ground from the side of Night Sky’s neck. It was beautiful, she could see a great waterfall landing into a crystal blue lake completely untouched by men. She saw free birds flying across moors covered in heather and snowdrops. She saw herds of dragons slumbering in caves dragons of all sorts. But most of all she saw the shedded scales that made the patterns in the jagged rocks spurting out of the ground.
“Can we go down there?” asked Eleanor
“You want to have a picnic down there?” said Night Sky
“No. I want to collect scales from all sorts of dragons. They look so nice on you.”
“OK. But promise me one thing, do not make any noise”
“I promise”
Night Sky flew down onto one of the jagged rocks Eleanor saw the dragons and felt a twinge of anxiety, but she swallowed it down. She looked at the ground for some scales, she found a royal red scale, then a midnight blue scale, and then a sparkly silver scale, until she found a scale that was a pure rose gold she walked over to get it. That was when everything went wrong. Eleanor didn’t notice the slippery surface on the ground until she picked up the scale and pivoted on her foot she fell backwards with a cry her hands broke her fall but the cry echoed. She put the scales in her picnic basket and then ran towards Night Sky. A few dragons woke up but Eleanor was already gone with Night Sky.

Once the flight was finished they landed on a fluffy white cloud. Eleanor lay her red checkered blanket on the ground. She threw Night Sky a hunk of raw steak. He chewed 2 times before he swallowed. Eleanor placed a meat pie on a plate. She grabbed her scales, and lay them down on the cloud.
“What kind of dragon does that one belong to” said Eleanor pointing to a snow white scale.
“Snow Dragon” Replied Night Sky
“What about that one?” a scale that changed around from Blue to orange and to gold
“Dawn dragon. They’re most strong at dawn.”
“Figures. How about this one?” The rose gold scale
“That one belongs to the queen of all dragons she is extremely strong she can live to 1,000 years and then generate her own egg to take her place, it must have shedded when she was flying across the land of dragons. If she finds out you have a scale she will have my head and yours and wreck your village so never take it out to the dragon lands”
Eleanor shivered at the image of such a beautiful creature causing so much destruction.
“Well then.” She said “Now that you’ve told me that I’m never going to let anyone see it except me and you.”
But they were already too late, because they never noticed the stealth dragon lurking in the clouds. It flew away to tell his master….. The queen.

To be continued…. 

Monday, 21 May 2018

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions!
We are learning to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.

What is ½ of ¼? ⅛

What is ⅓ of ⅕? 1/25

What is ½ of 50? 25

What is ⅕ of 150? 30

What is ⅓ of 30? 10

What is ⅘ of 20? 16

½ + ½ = 1

5/12 + 4/12 = 9/12

What is ½ the same as? 2/4, 3/6

What is ⅕ the same as?  2/10 

What is ⅓ the same as? 2/6

What is ¼ the same as? 2/8

½ + 1/8 = ⅝

⅓ + 1/12 = 5/12

¼ + ⅝ = ⅞

¼ + 3/16 = 9/16

⅕ + 1/30 =

Levi has ¾ of a bag of lollies. If he is given another 3/12 of a bag, what fraction of a bag will he have? 10

If there were 32 lollies in the whole bag, how many lollies does Levi have? 10

Bob has a 3 3/4 metre of length of wood. He cuts off 2 1/5 metres.
What length of wood is left?
1 11/20

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Fresh Fractions

We are learning to find fractions of a whole and of a set.
We are learning to add and subtract fractions

What is 1/4 of 4? 1 

What is ¼ of 8? 2

What is ⅓ of 6? 3

What is 2/6 of 12? 4

What is ¼ of 20? 5

What is 1/10 of 20? 2

What is ⅔ of 30? 20

What is ⅕ of 25? 5

5 of my friends are sharing a large chocolate bar. What fraction of the bar would they get each? ⅕ Or 2/10

4 of us are sharing a chocolate cake. What do we cut it up into? 4/4

12 of us are sharing a chocolate cake. What do we cut it up into? 12/12

I have 5/16 of a cake at a birthday party. I keep going back for more and eat another  6/16 of a cake. What fraction of a cake have I eaten altogether?  11/16

I have 10/21 of a cake left over from the party. Then I give 6/21 of a cake to my sisters. What fraction of a cake do I have left over? 5/21

⅓ + ⅔ = 3/3

¾ + ¾ = 1 2/4

⅕ + ⅗ = 4/5

⅘ - ⅗ = ⅕

5/10 - 1/10 = 4/10

55/60 - 40/60 =15/60

12/20 + 17/20 = 19/20

Have a go at these!

½ + 3/4 =  1 1/4

2/6 + ⅔ = 1

⅕ + 2/10 =  ⅖

2/6 + 4/12 = 4/6

2/5 + 3/15 = 6/6

1/9 + 1/18 = 3/18

2/9 + 4/18 = 8/18

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Page

Walt: Express creativity through the form of writing.
One sunny day a man was reading his most favorite book on his most favorite bench. The book was called Mr Tandy’s Adventures. When he got to page 37 he felt very happy, but when he went to turn the page the most unbelievable thing happened the page wouldn’t turn and yet he’d turned it all those other times before. He pulled at the page and he pulled at it some more, he put the book down on the bench placed his feet on either side on the book and pulled with all of his might but the page just would not move. He called some people over to help him move the page over, they pulled and pulled and pulled but the page just would not move. They decided to call the fire department and they attached a hook to the page but it just would not move. They called up some carvers and they brought their hammers and chisels and tried to carve the page unstuck but the page would not move then the man who owned the book started to scream and he screamed and screamed and screamed until he woke up from a dream he looked at his bedside table and there was the book he skipped to page 37 and he hesitated before turning the page to his favorite picture of a dog riding a horse and a man chasing the horse. He smiled and then fell into a deep dreamless sleep.
Task Description: For this task I made a new doc and then searched my mind for ideas and i came up with a few different ones and then this beautiful idea popped up so I started writing. i had to highlight the simple complex and compound sentences. I did the simple ones in yellow the compound in green and the complex in light blue  Then i posted it onto my blog with a high standard.

Fractions decimals percentages.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Pick up your rubbish

This is my animation that shows we must pick up our rubbish or there will be consequences

Friday, 6 April 2018

It starts with us

Walt: create movies that give a public announcement.
This is a movie made by Me and my friend Venice please check out here blog and give her a friendly comment.

Thursday, 29 March 2018



started 8
Added 4
Added 4

What is the rule for this pattern?
Always adding 4
What would the next two numbers in the pattern be?
20, 24
What would the 100th number be?

Complete the table if the rule is: 5N-3

Nth term (pattern number)
Number of blocks

3D shapes

 This is a cuboid it has 2 square faces and 4 rectangle faces. It also has 11 vertices and 8 edges. Can you name 4 cuboids that you know? Where can you find a cuboid?

This is a cylinder it has 2 circle faces no edges and no vertices Can you find some cylinders in your classroom or house? What are some cylinders you know?

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Spectacular shapes Level 2 learning

Spectacular Shapes
We are learning to identify shapes by their properties

Algebra Recap:
6A = 36  A =30
6B = 48  B = 42
14 - C = 5.  C = 9
20 + D = 29. D =9
E - 6 = 15. E = 9
F x 2 + 1 = 21. F = 10
5G = 30. G =25
12H + 2 = 62. H = 58

Name the following shapes:

Name the following shapes:

Identify the following shapes based on their properties:

Name of the Shape
A Quadrilateral with four even sides and four vertices with 90 degree angles
A Polygon with 8 sides
Isosceles triangle
A three sided polygon with two sides that are the same length

A quadrilateral with one set of parallel sides
A 3D shape with all sides of equal length and 6 faces
Square prism
A 3D shape with 6 faces; 2 square shaped faces and 4 rectangle shaped faces
A 3D shape with no sides or edges

Friday, 16 March 2018

Understanding Shapes

Walt: describe shapes by there properties.
This is a triangular prism it has:
2 Triangular faces
3 Rectangular Faces
and 9 vertices

This is a square prism it has:
2 Square faces
4 Rectangular faces
and 11 Vertices

Task Description: For this task I was given pipe cleaners to make 3D shapes so I decided to Make a Triangular prism and a Square prism. I then had to identify the faces and vertices. I put it onto my blog with a Title, Labels, Task Description, and a Walt.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Week 6 Word Problems

What is a function?

A function is a group of group of commands used to make one command, for example tying your shoelace is a function and doing your collar is a function. Our life is full of functions. Functions are used in things like dances books and even going to the toilet. Functions are often used in programs and code all around the world. The main definition of a function is; a relation or expression involving one or more variables.

Monday, 26 February 2018

How to save money

Walt: write explanation writing with good connectives.

Lots of people like there money they like it because it gives them lots of things like food clothes, accessories, and even animals but because of this it leads us to just one of the problems with money: Once you’ve finished spending it on things you don't need you hardly have any left. Do you want to find out how to save money? Well read this to find out.

My first tip is to stop. Stop shopping for things you don't need. Yes i’m talking to you unless you desperately need it or it's the holiday season or it's someone's birthday don't buy it. Lots of people like to buy nice pretty things therefore they have too many things they don’t need and too little thing they do need. Now this tip is not for everyone and every day but if you are trying to stay within the budget do not go op shopping until payday. If you are having trouble with this one move on to paragraph 2.

My second tip is to by cheaper things. I know they may be less quality than what you normally get but this will help you keep your budget a bit more balanced. I know what some of you must be thinking: where you go shopping it must be pretty expensive, but there are solutions just go to a different shop like kmart of the vege oasis. These shops use different and less popular brands making them a lot cheaper. If this isn’t working go onto paragraph 3.

My last tip is really simple but it's actually really hard for most people. Around 84 percent of the world’s population use electricity and power everyday. But lots of power companies use very important and rare resources making power very expensive. In Scotland when up on hills you can see the windmills from afar. The power companies use an important but common resource, Air. Making the power extremely cheap. But it still costs money. So you can guess what this suggestion is use less power try to watch less tv and have shorter showers this can be really hard but look at the calendar payday might be close so it will only be for a short while.

I know that these suggestions may be a bit hard but in the end I know you can all do it. Just don’t give it up and persevere. Once you set yourself to do these things it won't be hard. Remember to : Stop buying things you don't need, Buy cheaper things, and  Use less power.

Task Description: For this task I made a new dock and put it in my writing folder. I then started writing my work. I highlighted the conectives in green so i share my knowledge about connectives and give people advice. i then posted it onto my blog with a Walt, a Task Description, Labels and a Title. 

Friday, 23 February 2018

Visual Mihi

This is my visual mihi it shows that i am maori scottish love to read and have an awesome family.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Digital Nations 2030

On Monday the 19th of February, the year 7&8 extension group went to Cordis hotel in the big city.
We went there to experience an event called, digital nations 2030. We went into the crystal room (it
wasn’t actually made out of crystals) and got introduced to a whole bunch of people from omg tech and code
avengers they had a little talk with us and then sent us off.

The first thing I did was makey makey with food. There was peaches a banana and chocolates. I have to
admit I ate one or two of the chocolates but nothing else. I then moved on to robots which was really
easy because i’d done it before. Then I moved onto the code avengers puzzle quiz thingy. I spun the
wheel and then got a chocolate.

Overall I learnt that robots are really annoying and have to have everything perfect. I learnt that you can
do makey makey with fruit and food products and I learnt that numbers in code can make letters on a

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Coding Guide

Bethan’s review of commands and functions:
Commands and functions are very important things in code that lets start with commands.
Commands are the instructions we use to control anything we want on the computer, ipad,
or even your mobile phone but in our case we were using a little character called Byte. To
control Byte we had to make him follow our commands when we put in more than one we
made a sequence. A sequence is a group of commands put together to make a set of instructions.
Functions are a group of commands put together to make one command so before we we had turn
right we only had turn left so that was when we added them together three times and created turn right.

Naomi’s review on the commands and functions:
My experience on swift playground was very easy on commands.
But when we pasted commands we went to functions but I know functions are supposed to be helpful
but it was kind of tricky.The only reason why it was tricky was because we were kind of used to
commands and the function just messed up the code so we had to find a code that included the
functions and our commands.But overall it was fun and had a lot of thinking involved.

Hinerangi’s review on code commands and functions:
These types of code especially commands and functions was very hard but at the same time it was
a bit easy. The commands and functions on swift playground can be a bit hard but it is very important
that you understand it which is what myself and my teammates need to improve on. Command means
a type of instruction which tells specifically what a computer, tablet and a phone needs to do.
Overall it was awesome and fun especially having to work as a team / group, as well as having everyone
communicating in these types of code.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

What is a square root?

Walt:work collaboratively and justify our thinking

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of a google draw and then put it in my maths folder. I then had to explain what a square root is. i then posted it onto my blog with high quality.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey: Day 3 :Bonus blog

Image result for Jayne mclean
3 people who are close to me's favourite thing to do to in the summer

Jayne: Eating salads and going to the beach

Image result for Roman@ptenglandKauri: Go to the beach and Go to the lagoon pools

Roman: Sleep and Go to the pools

Fun facts about these people

When Jayne was young she wanted to have 6 children. When Jayne was younger she shaved her head and sometime in December in 2017.

Kauri is very good at being silly and his favourite superhero is cyborg but the one from teen titans go.

One time Roman has eaten a whole pizza. When Roman was Born he was seconds away from Being called Austin but then His parents decided to call him Roman