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Monday, 22 May 2017

Language Feature

For writing, our language feature is Metaphors. The sentences in the table were slip in half, and we had to match them together. Then, we had to highlight the metaphors in some sentences. I enjoyed this task because I don't use metaphors often and it was kind of challenging. 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Maths DLO


For maths, we had to figure out a pizza problem. We had to figure out how many people can sit at the smallest table in the pizza place. There was a clue in the problem which gave us part of the answer (Then twelve more people arrived. Unfortunately there were only enough seats for half of them). I really enjoyed solving the problem because it was hard, and I like to challenge myself. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World Of Maths


Yesterday, the senior school went into the hall for a program called World of Maths. World of Maths was run by a man named Charles. First, we were put into groups and given a piece of paper to write our answers in and a pencil. Joseph, Alex and Fui were in my group. Our first activity was called string along. It was my favorite game out of the ones we played. For string along, we had to make string that was on blocks, go from a boy (Who was on one end of the board) to a girl (Who was on the other end). There were two levels on it. The first one was pretty hard, because we had to use all of the thirteen blocks. The second level was even harder. The board was slightly bigger, but we had to use all nineteen blocks. They were hard but we finished it eventually. Some of the other activities my group and I did are: Shadows rule again, king of the road, off the island and pattern play. It was very fun and everyone who participated had a awesome time. 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Similes

Today for writing, my group was learning about similes. Similes are used to compare words using like or as. First we had to match up a bunch of different similes and then we had to choose one to illustrate. This is the similes that I choose to illustrate: as good as gold.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Dance Session


Today, LS2 had our first session of Dance. We did it with Mrs Anderson. We had to (With a partner) make our own warm up routine. A warm up is when you prepare for a game or performance by practicing gently beforehand. My partner for this task was AJ and I really enjoyed how we could plan our own warm up instead of doing someone else's. Once we finished planning our warm up, AJ and I did it in front of two other pairs. Next time, we need to practice working in time with each other. 

Taekwondo

Today LS2 had kiwi sport. Our kiwi sport for this term is Taekwondo. Our coaches name is Steven. We learnt to punch and kick fast. We had to  react fast to do what Steven said. It was really fun and at the end of the lesson we were all sweating. I hope the next eight weeks of Taekwondo will be equally as awesome.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

NZ Recycling

For inquiry this term, we are learning about how we can look after our planet by using reduce, reuse and recycle. We found out that a report says New Zealander's are very bad at recycling. Also, every year, New Zealander's throw out 3.6 million tonnes of rubbish each year. We looked at two articles about what we should do to solve our waste problem. Then we made our own opinion. I agreed with article one.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Similes - Language Features

This is a DLO about a simile (It's as slippery as an Eel). A simile is a sentence that compares two things with as or like. A Eel is very slippery and in this simile, something is as slippery as an Eel. Here are some other similes:
I’m busy as a Bee
It’s as slippery as an Eel
She’s as quick as a Bunny
He’s as blind as a Bat
She’s as wise as an Owl
She’s as happy as a Lark
It’s as slow as a Snail
He’s as stubborn as a Mule
He’s as gentle as a Lamb
You are quiet as a Mouse
He’s as strong as an Ox
I’m as sick as a Dog

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Word Cloud

For reading, my group had to do a chunky challenge. We had to find words with ake in them. After writing down the ake words we already knew, we had to find some more on the internet. After that, we had to display our words in a word cloud, a word cline or a image cloud. I chose to create a word cloud.

Ivory Ban In China

For current events LS2 was learning about how China is going to ban sales of ivory at the end of 2017. Ivory is collected from elephants tusks and to get ivory, poachers have to kill the elephants. I think that China is doing the right thing even though when they ban ivory sales in their country people will lose their jobs. The elephants will soon be extinct if people keep on killing them to collect ivory. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Is recycling really helping our planet?

Today for reading, we made a padlet about: Is recycling really helping our planet? In this padlet, we wrote down our opinions. Most of us thought that recycling is helping our planet because it stops pollution or it reduces the amount of rubbish/waste that we put in our landfills.