# Month: July 2023

## Place Value Subtraction

This week for Miss White maths group we learned how to subtract by using place value.

What is place value? Place values are the numerical value of a digit. For example, the number 45 has 4 tens and 5 ones. We can also subtract three digit numbers by breaking the number into one, tens, and hundreds. We always have to remember to subtract from ones first.

An example: 547 – 213 = 334.

• 7 – 3 = 4
• 40 – 10 = 30
• 500 – 200 = 300
• 4 + 30 + 300 = 334.

First, Miss White groups had to discuss what place value is. Place values are the numerical value of a digit. For example, the number 45 has 4 tens and 5 ones. We can also subtract three digit numbers by breaking the number into one, tens, and hundreds. We always have to remember to subtract from ones first.

Next, Miss White told us to grab a whiteboard maker and a whiteboard to draw a place value house. We learned how to do minus by using a place value house. Miss White gave us a solution to solve. The solution we had to solve was : 456 – 326. The problem was that when we start with the ones and you can’t take away 7 from the 6 because it doesn’t give us an answer. How to solve it : we have to solve it by borrowing one tens or hundreds and place it into the ones.

Lastly, we had to make a copy of a google slide that talks about place value and you have to solve the solution. We had to solve 16 by using minus to make it harder because we did addition last week and last term.

I enjoyed learning about place value. I did well at explanning what place value is. I need to improve on adding more details and telling others how I worked it out.

Here is my work :

## Introduction to Narrative Writing

This week for Miss Tele’a writing groups we learned about how to understand the elements that make a narrative compelling and apply narrative elements to our writing.

What is a narrative? Narrative is a piece of writing that focuses on telling a story. These stories convey events, experiences, or ideas.

Narratives tell stories, and stories help us connect with each other. They are written to entertain and to share experiences with a reader.

Narratives can be written in many mediums, such as novels, short stories, poems, diaries, and even biographies.

First, we had to think about the 5 different genres. They are mystery, fantasy, action, horror, romance, and detectives. Mystery is something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain. Fantasy is the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things. Action is where something has happened. Horror is a type of dark and scary thing. romance is a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. Detective is where someone tests you.

Next, we learned about the 5 story elements. The 5 story elements are character, setting, plot, conflict, theme. Characters are the who of a story. Settings are the where and when of a story. Plot is the what of the story. Conflict is the why of the story and theme is the message of the story.

Then, we had to make a copy of the basic narrative plan. We also had to begin planning a narrative using the 5 story elements. We also had to create a google drawing of the setting you have written about in your narrative plan. After we finished making a copy and completing it we had to also complete another google draw called the character trait sorting activity.

Lastly, Miss Tele’a showed us a app called pixton. In pixton it talks about ideas and you can create your own story by using a comic.

## Word Work

This week for Miss White reading groups we learned to find important words and to understand what important words are.

What are important words? Important words are marked by or indicative of significant worth or consequence.

First, we had to read a book called the hungry waves. In this story it talks about the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Tonga and Sāmoa. This story is also a type of narrative. For example: There was a demon in the story and he made earthquakes and tsunamis. When we finished reading the story Miss White asked us questions of what happened in the story.

Next, we had to make a copy of a google slide that is called the framework and in the google slide it has ideas and information about the hungry waves. For example: Miss White wrote down a sentence that says “The fale was silent that morning. The only sound heard by all was his foot stamping. The roof as clattering. Loud cries of Mafui’e engulfed the atmosphere like a thick mist descending on the morning hillside. Ana and her siblings were getting ready for school.“Mafui’e why do you need to stamp your feet so close to me?”.

Then, we had to write down our own sentences. We had to write down what happened in the story. We had to use in the story place, time, noun/thing, something in the air, noun/thing, name the person and what they are doing at the place, and complete the question the person is thinking. For example: for the place I would say village, for time I will say morning, for noun/thing I will say his foot loudly stomping.

After, we had to create a DLO using 2 of the words and write your own definition for them. Include pictures and make it interesting.

Lastly, we had to write down what we can see, hear, feel – emotions, taste, smell that talks about the feelings in the story. In see I wrote down shaking, villages moving, tv crashing, people running, water going out, black mountain, and broken plants. For hear I wrote down shouts of Mafui’e, fish splashing, screaming, breaking,  shattering, clashing, splashing, rumbling, and smashing. For feel – emotions I wrote down scared, water, things brushing against your legs, glass, wind, afraid, tumbling, hungry, cold.

I enjoyed doing this task. I did well at explaining what important words are. I need to improve on putting more details and basic stuff on the DLO.

This is my framework I wrote down: The village was silent that morning. The only sound heard by all was his foot loudly stomping. The roof was shaking because of the earthquake. Loud cries of Ana and Ma’fuei engulfed the loudly and thumping Mafui’e. Ana and Ma’fuei was arguing with each other because Ana didn’t want the demon (Ma’fuei) there. “Ma’fuei why do you have to be so mad and stomping so loud around the village?”.

## What is media?

This week for Miss White’s cybersmart group we had to learn about what media is and smart media.

What is media. Media is a type of communicating with the wider world. For example of media: Tv, internet, radio, newspaper, video games, books, posters, etc.

What is smart media? A smart media is a flash memory storage device that meets the Smart Media Specifications.

First we had to discuss or talk in a group what media is and what smart media is. Media is a type of communicating with the wider world. For example of media: Tv, internet, radio, newspaper, video games, books, posters, etc and a smart media is a flash memory storage device that meets the Smart Media Specifications. When we were finished our teacher called Miss White asked questions about what we were talking about to see if we know what it is but if you don’t know what it is she will tell things about and teach a lesson of what it is.

Next, we watched a video that is explanning what we were talking about (smart media and regular media). For example : we use social media to chat and communicate with others and ask to hangout with each other over the holidays, weekends, years, months, or others but that is social media not the regular media because the regular media does really stuff and gives you notification.

Lastly, we had to get into little pairs in groups and explain (write down) why is media important, what media have we used today alone, what media do you use each day, and define media in our own words. Me and my partner wrote down for “why is media important”. The reason why media is important is because we need to communicate with others to see what is going to happen during the day, weekends, and holidays but if you don’t know and you don’t use media is that you won’t know what will happen and something dangerous will happen during the days. For example: There is an alert on your phone and it says there will be a flood stay safe or be safe. Here is another example if you don’t use media: You really don’t know what will happen so your house or anywhere your at will be flooded.

I enjoyed learning about what smart media is and what regular media is. I did well at explanning to my group what media is. I need to improve on asking my partners (buddy) what media is and what smart media is.

## Word Work

This week for Miss White reading groups we learned about finding important words & to understand what important words are.

Important words are meaning to, value, or quality. They can also be used to describe people, things, or ideas or important words that unlock new information.

First, we had to talk in a group about what important words are or are. Important words are meaning to, value, or quality. They can also be used to describe people, things, or ideas or important words that unlock new information.

Next, Miss White gave us a book to read. The book was called the hungry waves. In the story it talks about earthquakes, tsunamis, and family. When we finished reading the first page Miss White asks the question of what happened in the story. She told me “What was the definition of the bumps on the ocean they said?”. The answer was the huge black mountain.

Then, we had to go on the google document Miss White made for Group 2 – 3. Miss White said that we had to read through the questions, and she asked individual people to search up …. and look for the defined word. The options were, braided, winced, clattered, crest, mountainside, fragments, impatiently, frowned, and churning. Miss White told me “Brooke please look up the defining word for braided”. I searched it up and we had to copy and paste it into the google document comment. The reveal was “Braided is a type of finger weaving, braiding is a process of interlacing lengths of hair”.

Lastly, when we finished all of the questions and answered it, Miss White put 2 links that were connected to the google slide and we had to make a copy and write down …… We had to write down which would you choose. The options were, which would you rather interact with – sand or mud, which would be easier to confine – wave or air, which would you rather pay attention to – a puppy or your laptop, or what are you more fearful of – heights or dogs on the field? For sand or mud, I picked sand because it is basically easier to come off your skin but not mud because it’s dirty and it will stain your clothes or skin.

## The Five Story Elements

This week for Miss Tele’a writing groups we learned about how to understand the elements that makes a narrative compelling and to apply narrative elements to our writing.

What is narrative? Narrative tells stories, and stories helps us connect with each other’s. Narrative can be written in many mediums, such as novels, short stories, poems, diaries, and even biograph.

First, Miss Tele’a showed us the 6 different narrative genres. They were mystery, fantasy, action, horror, romance, and detective. We also learned about the 5 story elements. Which were character, plot, setting, conflict, and theme. Character are the who of the story. Setting is the where and when of the story. The plot is what of the story. Conflict is the why of the story. And Theme is the message of the story.

Next, we watched a video that talks about the 5 elements, and it explains what it is. The 5 elements are character, setting, plot, conflict, and theme.

After, we played a game called kahoot. In the kahoot Miss Tele’a wrote down questions and we have to answer them correctly which talks about what the 5 elements is. I came 11th place with a year 5 called Valencia.

Lastly, we had to make a copy of a DLO and figure out a movie we are going to talk about using the 5 elements story. I chose Shrek because it’s really interesting.

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• Physics
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