Wednesday, 23 August 2017

GEGNZ - Student Summit 2017

Today the Year 7 & 8 Extension group went to Ormiston Junior College for the GEGNZ Student Summit 2017. We went arrived in two groups which were P.E.N.N Team and The Scratch Team. Registration was the first place we went and were handed lanyards to put on.
( PS: I was apart of the PENN Team)

The GEGNZ Student Summit was attended by over 400 students from : Ormiston Primary, Ormiston College, Tamaki College, Stonefields School, Bucklands Beach School and many other schools. We went to many presentations and workshops where taught different things from different schools.

The P.E.N.N Team was the first to go back after the introduction in the Auditorium. Two groups of schools came to our Presentation were Holy Cross and Ormiston Primary School. After presenting, We let the school make their own NewsTo be honest when we were trying to pick workshops to go to, it was tough because most of the workshops required ipads which didn't have.

To Reflect upon the day, I have to say it was pretty fascinating seeing how technology has improved and has become part of our daily lives. What I learned from the trip to GEGNZ was how to use a program called Teleorgami. It's a app where you can record yourself saying something, and it has a avatar replaying.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Hundreds in Numbers up to 100, 000

 This week in for Maths, My Maths group is learning to identify groups of hundred in numbers up to 100,000. In the presentation, our task was to figure out how many hundred dollar notes would it take to make a random amount of money. For an Example : The amount of money is $4,500, so my job would be to learn what amount or how many $100 notes would be in $4,500.

Introduction to Measurement

 This week in my Maths Class, we were introduced to Measurement. First we were introduced to Standard and Non-Standard Measuring tool. Standard is what you would call a normal measuring tool. For an example: If your teacher were to ask you to pick a Standard Measuring tool out of a Ruler and Book, you would pick the Ruler because a Ruler is a Standard Measuring tool. Non-Standard is what you would call something that you would use instead of a Standard Measuring tool. A Non-Standard measuring tool is anything that you can use to measure.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Immersion Assembly Term 3!!

Immersion Assembly
It’s the beginning of a new term and the topic for this term is “Guardians of the Galaxy”. This term,  We will be focusing on Earth and Beyond, meaning the planets, Constellations and much more.  

As per every new term,  Our school started off the Immersion Assembly with a cool performance. But from my personal opinion,  I have to say it has got to be the best beginning of Immersion Assembly by far.

Team One teachers were the first to present what they were going to be learning about. They presented a video which had teachers getting into cars and flying off to places. Team One will be learning about the Sun and Moon, and how they rotate around the earth.

After Team One presented what they were going to be doing this term, it was Team Two’s turn. Team Two’s focus for this term was kind of hard to tell because they presented a video with our the Team Two Teachers singing. But what I do know is that they will be going on a trip to Stardome.

Team Three also presented a video, they’re video was presented by Mrs King. They’re video was a bit funny with all the different facials and reactions. The Video was made up of different times, like 8:00, 3:40pm. It began with Mr Moran called Mrs King about what they were going to be doing for Immersion Assembly.

After Team Three presented they’re video,  it was Team four’s turn. Team four’s video was presented by Mr Somerville and it was based on Different planets. It had a group of kids pretending to be mission control, and they were sending teachers to different planets in space.

Last but not least was Team five with they’re live performance. To be honest, I always like Team 5’s live performances because they’re different from the rest and always are attention catching and Intriguing.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Novel Study - Going Solo

 This Novel Study is from a couple of weeks ago. This week is finish off all work week, which occurs when it is nearly the end of the term week. The finish off all work week is a week when I finish off all my work from previous weeks. Anyway this Novel Study was a task for two weeks and the Bunnies group were the people completing it.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Introduction to Probability

 For the past two weeks Ms Tapuke's Maths class were introduced to Probability. As you might be able to tell, I didn't attend Maths Class for the two weeks. But today I finally go to start week 9 and 10 work. So anyway, Probability means the chances of something happening for an example : In mathematics it means the probability of an event to occur. Some word we also learned that is used in Probability are : Impossible, Unlikely, Likely, Possible and Certain.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Persuasive Writing - Reasons

 For the last couple of weeks we have been working on a our persuasive writing presentations. I have completed a couple of slides, but today I have completed two : Planning and Reasons. The Reasons slide was about counter arguments. Counter arguments are when you make an argument and you use all your reasons, evidence that prove you right, but when you counter argue you might consider another possible argument against your thesis.