# Category: Ako | Learn

## Basic Facts Boxes

This week for maths I learned about Basic Facts Boxes.

Basic Facts Boxes is a type of Math game that you sort out the answers. For example: 1+1=2.

First, I had to figure out which one I want to do for math’s. The options were plus, minus, and multiplications. I picked minus because I was thinking that it is the best way to start off with. I also had to pick another option. The options were, random, and order. I picked order because I think the same as minus.

Next, I had to start off by figuring out the answers for the math’s. The minus was easy for me. For example: 20-1= 19, 19-1=18.

Lastly, I had to press check when I finished answering the math problem. For example: when you finish answering your problem of math’s you had to press check to see if you got some wrong, some correct.

I enjoyed learning about basic facts boxes. I did well at answering the problems or solving the problems. I need to improve on moving on to the multiplications.

## Legends of Learning

This week’s assignment for Inquiry was on Legends of Learning.

The first task was about caring for and meeting the needs of different living beings (plant, herbivorous animal and carnivoros), providing them with the energy source corresponding to each species.

The second task was about how the amount of matter in a substance is conserved when it changes form, even when it appears to vanish. I learnt that when you put water in the cold it turns into ice, and when you put ice into the heat it turns back to water because it melts at a high temperature.

The last task is about identifying decisions involving income, spending, saving, credit and charitable giving – this is a hint at what our inquiry topic is next term. I learnt that you get money each time you work and break down woods with a type of material.

I enjoyed doing this task. I did well at finishing my first task really easily. I need to improve on breaking more wood to earn more money for the loan.

## Palm Oil & Storybook

This week for Miss White’s reading groups we learned how to create a book of facts about palm oil.

What is palm oil? Palm oil is a type of an edible vegetable oil derived from mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the palm oil. The oil is used in food manufacturing.

First, Miss White explained to us what to do first. The first task was to go on the reading slide and go to T3 (Term 3) week 10, and read all of the information she put on there. When you finish reading the text you have to click on the image and it takes you to a link called storybook. Story book is where you create your own book and talking after facts or something that is happening right now

Next, we had to go on the link called storybook and create a book. When we created a book we had to make our title to palm oil because we are talking about palm oil and giving facts. When we do the title we have to write down what is going to happen in the story. For example : in the book a great big monster will hurt a little kid that is only 5 years old.

After we finished writing down what is happening in the story we had to create a new page and design the background, and other types of material. For example : my background will be out of school which is in the garden at the house. I chose a garden because that is where palm oil grows.

Then, after we finished doing the first page we had to add a character and the plant to describe what was going on. My character was a girl that had black hair, brown eyes, a black t-shirt, and black pants. In the background I put in some bushes and flowers to make it look interesting.

Lastly, I showed it to one of my friends and teacher. When we finished creating our book we had to read through it to make sure it makes sense and knows what is going to happen. Then we had to recount what I have learned on my blog.

I enjoyed creating my own storybook about palm oil. I did well at explaining what is going to happen. I need to improve on adding more information into the story.

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## Narrative

In LS1, this term was full of exciting things like swimming, PE, and Art.

Thinking back on the last few months, I’m so happy about learning different types of things in reading, writing, maths, and inquiry espically the kapa haka.

I’ve been busy with all sorts of subjects, but the best part about Term 3 for me was learning about degrees in maths.

When it comes to reading, my favourite text I read was the hungry waves.

I most enjoyed learning about palm oil in reading because it talks about edible vegetable oil that is in lots of different snacks or foods such as skittles, froot loops, and other kinds.

Writing was super fun, especially when I got to read my speech to my little group.

My favourite task in writing this term was the speech because we get to tell people about subjects and different types of information to others.

In Maths, I especially enjoyed when we learnt about place value because it helps us learn how to subtract three digit numbers by breaking the numbers into ones, tens and hundreds

For our special Inquiry experiments, I really enjoyed dancing raisins because it was cool and the raisins started to dance around, especially the nuts. It is funny and cool to watch them move around the whole block.

In P.E. (Physical Education), I had a blast participating in it because I listened to the teacher so I knew what I was doing.

I learnt how to dive in the swimming pool and it was hard but I got used to it and learned how to dive under the water.

## Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

This week for Miss White’s inquiry group we learned about te wiki o te Reo Māori for Māori language weekend.

First, I had to make a copy of the te wiki o te Reo Māori google slide. There were 15 tasks to do during the whole block. I first started off with the KWL chart. K stands for Knowledge, W stands for Wonder, and L stands with Learned. For knowledge I had to write down what I already know about Māori. For wonder I had to write down questions I would like to know about Māori, and for learned I had to write down what I already learned.

Next, I had to learn how to introduce yourself in Te Reo Māori. I had to watch a video below and write my own mihi in the box. For example: Ko Brooke tōku ingoa. After I finish watching the video, I had to watch the video linked below, and to find the Māori translation for the Kupu. For example: what is this? He aha Tenie. After I finished doing the matches in Māori, I had to choose one of the stories below to listen to or read. The options were Journey of a waka, ika a whiro, oriori, nga pepeha a nga tupuna, Rahui, he toi whaka iro, weaving tukutuku, and kakano. I picked Rahui because it looks interesting.

Then, I had to do SSR Selfie (Super Silent reading). I had to write down who is the author or illustrator, who are the main character, recount what happened in the story, and list three words with your meaning in your own words from the story or book you have listen to or read. For example: Happy means kind of excited. After we finished, we had to find ways we can respond to, for example: Kei te pehea Koe? We had to translate it to English to Māori. One of the sentences were, I am feeling well. We also had to join the Kupu – Using the line tool, match the Kupu to its’ correct translation.

After, we had to choose one of the tasks below to complete as your DLO part of your project. The options were to interactive quiz (Kahoot, Booklet, Quizlet etc. Google Slide quiz etc.), virtual tour – create a virtual tour using Screencast and Google Earth to create virtual tours of significant Māori cultural sites, digital Storybook – Use Pixton to make a comic or Google Slides to make an animation of narratives that incorporate what you’ve learnt about Māori legends, myths, or historical events, infographic – Use Google Drawings to present key information or language you’ve learnt from the Māori culture, Māori Language Phrasebook – Use Google Docs, or Slides, or Drawings to create a Māori Language Phrasebook, or Māori Worksheet – be a teacher and create a worksheet you could use to “test” student’s knowledge of Māori language.  This can be designed for a Year 1 student, or a Year 8 student. I picked to make a DLO.

Lastly, we get to play Māori math games. There were numbers in Māori, Māori Color, Fruit & Veg, and Animals, and last for not least Māori Vocabulary – this game requires you to learn the words before playing. After we finish playing the different type of games, we had to take a screenshot of our score.

## Palm Oil

This week for Miss White’s reading group we learned how to look at two sides of an issue and form an opinion, to look at an issue and debate your opinion and palm oil.

What is palm oil? Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palm. The oil is used in food manufacturing.

First, we had to discuss in a group what palm oil is. Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palm. The oil is used in food manufacturing. For example: skittles are made out of palm oil.

Next, Miss White explained to us what we are supposed to do. We had to make a copy of the argumentation board and work through it.

Afterwards, we had to create a DLO explaining your opinion on “Should we continue to buy products with Palm Oil?”. Add some facts and pictures.

Lastly, we had to recount what you have learned on my blog.

I enjoyed doing this task. I did well at explaining what palm oil is. I need to improve on adding more details and facts into my DLO and google slide.

## Numerator & Denominator

This week for Miss White’s maths group we learned about how to identify fractions, and we also learned about numerator and denominator.

What are fractions? Fractions are part of a whole, or any number of equal parts. A fraction describes how many parts of a certain size there are. For example : one – half, eight – fifths, and three – quarters.

What is numerator and denominator? Numerator is the top number, denominator is the bottom number. Denominator tells how many equal parts are in the whole have been cut & numerator tells how many equal parts of the whole you have or the number that tells you the whole amount is the denominator. The numerator tells you how many pieces out of the whole that you are talking about in your situation.

First, Miss White talked to us about numerator and denominator and fractions. She said “Fractions have two parts, the denominator and numerator. The denominator is the bottom number in a fraction, so it goes down on the bottom below the fraction line or bar.” For example :  1/2 (one half).

Next, Miss White explained to us the 2 tasks. For the first one we had to complete the document called identifying fractions. All you have to do is, answer the questions. For example  : There are 29 children in a class. 14 of them like playing football. What fraction of the class like playing football? The answer will be 7/15 because 15 takes away 8 equals 7 so 7 people didn’t like playing football.

Lastly, we had to create a DLO explaining the numerator and denominator of a fraction. And we also had to explain how you can identify a fraction. We had to make the DLO simple so people could probably read or understand it probably. For example : if a little kid saw someone’s DLO about a football and he doesn’t understand the meaning of the words he will not know anything and won’t learn.

I enjoyed doing this task. I did well at explaining numerator and denominator. I need to improve on doing simple details for other people to understand what I am talking about.

Here is my work!

## Basic Facts Boxes

This week for maths I learned about Basic Facts Boxes.

Basic Facts Boxes is a type of Math game that you sort out the answers. For example: 1+1=2.

First, I had to figure out which one I want to do for math’s. The options were plus, minus, and multiplications. I picked minus because I was thinking that it is the best way to start off with. I also had to pick another option. The options were, random, and order. I picked order because I think the same as minus.

Next, I had to start off by figuring out the answers for the math’s. The minus was easy for me. For example: 20-1= 19, 19-1=18.

Lastly, I had to press check when I finished answering the math problem. For example: when you finish answering your problem of math’s you had to press check to see if you got some wrong, some correct.

I enjoyed learning about basic facts boxes. I did well at answering the problems or solving the problems. I need to improve on moving on to the multiplications.

## Palm Oil

This week for Miss White’s reading groups we learned about how to look at two sides of an issue and form an opinion, to look at an issue and debate your opinion, and palm oil.

What is palm oil? Palm oil is a type of edible vegetable oil that comes from any type of fruit of palm trees such as cat palm, windmill palm, bismarck palm, or just a normal palm tree. For example : There was a palm tree in front of your school with coconuts on top.

First, we had to discuss in a group what palm oil is. Palm oil is a type of edible vegetable oil that comes from any type of fruit of palm trees such as cat palm, windmill palm, bismarck palm, or just a normal palm tree. For example : Palm oil is a type of oil that contains fruit and palm trees inside.

Afterwards, we had to watch one of the videos that talks about palm oil. After we finished watching the videos Miss White put in the google slide we had to write down notes that I found inside the video. For example : you’ll find many products you use everyday. It’s in everything from makeup and toothpaste to doughnut chocolates.

Lastly, we had to create a DLO explaining your opinion on “Should we continue to buy products with Palm Oil?”. We had to write down why it is bad for the environment, what products contain palm oil, and are there any alternatives? We had to pick one title to write about. I picked out why it is bad for the environment.

I enjoyed doing this task. I did well at explaining why it is bad for the environment. I need to improve on adding details into the DLO and the argumentation board.

## Speech Competition

This week we watched people who made it to the final performing their speech.

What is speech? Speech is the form of language that people can hear. People use speeches to communicate with others and what is going on.

First, we lined up and walked into the hall quietly and respectfully to show respect to the speakers. The speakers were Micaela, Keira, Hasna, Sunny, Chelle, Mahdi, Marcel, and other people.

Next, Ms Anderson talked to us about the rules for us while watching the speakers talk about their topic. The first person was Micaela. She is a year 4 and came on stage standing straight, giving some eye contact, and other stuff. Her topic was about starting school at 10pm. My favourite thing about her topic is that she gave lots of facts and details.

Then, the next person was Ahu. Ahu is a year 3 and came on stage confident to talk about his speech. My favourite part about Ahu’s topic/speech is that he gave lots of confidence, eye contact, information, and more details.

After that, the third person was Keira. Keira is a year 7 and came on stage giving lots of eye contact, and using her mouth to flow and her voice is loud and clear. Keira’s topic is about gender bias. My favourite part of her speech is that she was able to smile and look proud of herself. The fourth person was Hasna. Hasna is a year 6 and came onto stage to talk about her speech. Her topic is about ocean pollution. When we were talking she knew some of her parts by heart. My favourite part about her speech is that she did well at explaining how many marine animals are or have died.

Lastly, the last person was Marcel, Marcel is a year 5 and is the best speech. He came into stage with no cue cards in his hands. My favourite part is that he knew all of his speech off by heart, gave lots of contact threw the whole speech, he also used hand signals. The winner was everyone but Marcel got 3 certificates because he didn’t need cue cards and he knew it off by heart.

Congrats to everyone!

I enjoyed listening to the speakers. I did well at participating.