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Finish it

Throughout this year, our Writing group has learnt different aspects of writing a narrative story.

This week’s task was to “finish” 6 stories we chose out of the slides Miss Tele’a provided.  My favourite ending I wrote was for the story the roll;er coaster one, because I did it better than the other ending of the stories. 

I did well at adding details. I need to improve on adding more information on to it. I enjoyed writing an ending on each different story.

Word problems

School Gala

This week for Miss White & Miss Tele’a inquiry group we learned how to understand people’s needs and a school gala.

Conducting forms and surveys is a valuable method for gathering information and insights from a target audience in market research. Read through my form and answer the questions and also think of what you will need.

What is a school gala? A school gala is where people create stuff for people if they need stuff. In our class, we are creating bookmarks and pencil cases for the kids if they need stuff to do during the school days.

First, Miss Tele’a explained to us what a school gala was. When she finished explaining it, she told us what we would be creating for the school gala. We would be creating bookmarks and pencil cases.

Next, she told us what our task was to get started for the school gala. Our task was to create a form about the school gala. In the form we had to put in, what year are you, colour, the size, designs, shapes, bookmarks and pencil cases, materials, and other sorts of things.

Then, when we finished filling in the form, we had to add my form link into a spreadsheet for people to fill out my form. We had to fill out 2 people forms – the name above and below your own. After we finish, my teacher will show me how to create a sheet that shows the response of how many people have filled out my form. For now I got 10 people who filled me out.

Lastly, Miss Tele’a showed us a DLO for what we have to do when we finish doing the form. In the DLO it talks about form results. In the DLO it shows the questions and we have to answer them by looking at the responses and pasting it onto the DLO.

I enjoyed doing the form. I did well at filling out other peoples forms. I need to improve on thinking of different things to create next time.

Maths Revision

This week for Miss White maths group, we learned about revision number knowledge.

Tip : highlight the numbers and words that help you come up with a number problem to solve it.

First, Miss White explained to us what is happening next week. In week 2 we will be having testing week. Work through the revision sheet. Make sure you read the problems carefully and figure out which operation problem to solve.

Next, we had to make a copy of the maths revision. It has section 1 and 2 which is addition, section 3 which is word problems, section4 which is subtraction word problem, section 5 which is challenging. In section 1 and 2 there are 20 additions to solve, in section 3 there are 10 to solve, in section 4 there are 10 to solve, And for section 5 there are 5 to answer and solve. In all of the sections I got 100/100.

Lastly, when we finished all of the section, Miss White told us to go on the mat with our chromebook’s so we can tick them if it is wrong or right. In section 1, I got 10/10, in section 2, I got 10/10, in section 3, I got 10/10, In section 4 I got 10/10 and last and for least section 5. I got 9/10.

I enjoyed doing this task. I did well at solving the questions. I need to improve on section 5 to get 10/10.

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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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.


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!