Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Compound Sentences

For this weeks activity we are doing Compound Sentences. We are learning to use conjunctions but, and so. WALT: to use conjunctions to form complex sentences

Monday, 30 April 2018

Maths Reflection

Myztique : So in maths class we had to get in groups of four then our teacher handed out a piece of paper with numbers that lead up to 100, and we had to go one by one and circle each number from one to one hundred. we also took turns circling the number by using a colour pen, we only had three minutes to complete the task. My group was Bryana, Anna, Ana.l and myself.

Anna : Today in maths class we had to get into a group of four and get a piece of paper that has 100 numbers on it. We had three minutes to circle the number from 1 to 100 and had to take turns circling it. In my group I had: Myztique, Bryana, Ana L, and myself when we first tried we only went up to about 40 - 50 then the second time we tried we were the first group to finish which was a great accomplishment. Then we had to get into another group and on that round I was with Adrienne, Faioso, Tevarihi, and myself and on that round we were second to finish.

Bryana : This afternoon we went to our maths class and the first thing we did was our teacher put us into four groups and then she handed out a piece of paper that has 100 numbers on it we only had 3 minutes to complete the task, we had to circle the number with a coloured felt and we took turns circling the number.

Ana.L : In maths we got into groups of four or three and obviously you can see who was in our group. In my group we got to a point where we knew where all the numbers were and we got even quieter as we were finding the numbers. We had to take turns circling the number up to One hundred in three minutes. My overall experience playing was fun. We had times where we would laugh because we couldn't find the number when it was right in front of our eyes... And there were also times where we wouldn't laugh and we would take it serious.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Letter To Nicholas

Ana Leisi
130 Point England School
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

Friday 6th April 2018

Nicholas Lei
Ferguson Intermediate School
Otara Auckland 2023

Dear Nicholas,

What I would suggest for you is that I think that you should stick to your uniform. Why I think you should wear your uniform is because when you go out on trips with your school or your year group people know what school you guys are and that they know that you guys are representing your school well.

If you do not want to wear uniform I suggest that you explain to your school office what the problem is and that you tell them some suggestions on changing the school uniform and if other people agree with you or you can get enrolled into another school that don’t have to wear school uniform.
I hope that these suggestions help you and I hope that everything goes well.

Yours Sincerely,
Ana Leisi

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Digital Nations 2030 Trip

 On Monday 19th of Feb our Year 7&8 Extension got to go to a hotel called Cordis. We had the privilege to go and find out more about coding and robotics and also technology. I was so excited to go. When we first got there we got to see Zoe. Zoe was one of our helpers for coding she taught us a lot of things about it.When we got to the room and it was filed with computers and robots. We got to go to a table and play with our tech!

The first thing I played with was a robot. We had a usb connected to the robot and the laptop. So what ever we coded we had to upload to the robot and when we were finish we had to press play. Our robots started doing our commands we set it to do. My second thing I did was coding. So it was normal coding like what we always do in extension. We got to make different sounds using fruit and chocolate. Isn't that crazy? The kit was called Makey - Makey. The last thing we went to was Code avengers. What we had to do was to try and get through 5 levels to get to the spinning wheel. On the spinning wheel was a Chocolate bar, A sticker and also a T-Shirt. I really wanted the T-shirt.

My overall experience was amazing. I learnt a lot of new things that I did't know about. The things I picked up was that you can give your computer commands. It's like telling someone/somebody to do something and they will do it. I hope that in the future we could be a coding genius. It was really fun to go to the event. Near the end of the event I won the T-shirt and I was so happy.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Reflection - Swift Playgrounds

Last week our year 7&8 Extension started coding on a new app called Swift Playgrounds. What I experienced using the app was that through times it was difficult but we figured out how to get all the gems and toggle the switches. We learnt about commands and sequences. We even got to make our own video. In the video we had to record a buddy and give them a bunch of commands to reach our hidden object. Overall it was a great chance to get closer to learning about coding.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Carnivorous Plants.

For this weeks activity was Carnivorous Plants. We had to compare plants that we thought were similar. We also learnt more about Carnivorous Plants.
WALT - identify key information in a text

The Rat - (Reading)

For this weeks activity, Ms Tapuke gave the Kauri group The Rat. In this activity we got to learn more about the 4 sections of an Orchestra which are: The String family, Woodwind family, Brass Family, and the Percussion Family.