## Tuesday, 11 November 2014

### Potential and kinetic energy

Goal: generating ideas

Did you know that there is two types of energy? One is called potential and the other is kinetic energy.

A Newtons cradle shows these two types of energy. If you lift one of the balls up it is showing potential energy. You can not see this energy until it is transformed into kinetic. If you let it go it will show kinetic energy.

Did you know that there is two types of energy? One is called potential and the other is kinetic energy. Potential energy is stored energy that is ready to be used. Kinetic energy is moving energy like a ball being rolled down a hill. Now I'm going to tell you about them.

For example , a Newtons cradle shows these two types of energy. If you lift one of the balls up it is showing potential energy. You cannot see this energy until it is transformed into kinetic. If you let it go it will start moving and show kinetic energy.

There is always a opposite and equal reaction from every action, so the kinetic energy will run through the balls and it will cause an opposite reaction at the other side.

### The life of sandy ( paragraph 3 )

Goal: generating ideas.

She felt a shiver up her spine. She was about to go back when she caught a glimpse of sparkles. She looked like she just won a lottery or she didn't have to buy any more groceries. What she saw was a POOL OF MARSHMALLOWS! SANDY jumped with joy and landed in the pool. Sandy would never go back to her own house because she had all the stuff that she needed. After a few hours someone knocked on the door. The door knob twisted and turned. The door opened up and there was a ginger bread man. He walks past the pool and into the kitchen. The ginger bread man must be blind, Sandy thought to her self. The ginger bread man opens a closet and gets out a box. He pulls out a knife and walks toward Sandy. "GET OUT OF MY HOUSE" yells the ginger bread man. He throws the knife at Sandy, Sandy ducks and farts out RAINBOWS. She blasts up into the air and crashes into the roof. She lands out of the house in front of the door. The ginger bread man looks at her and LOCKS the door. Sandy falls to the ground and starts crying.

## Sunday, 9 November 2014

### The arrival ( chapter 2 )

Goal: generating ideas

CHAPTER 2
The arrival

"Ah", says Bob thunderously, tripping over a lone cord, flying in the air landing on Manny's coffee. Brown liquid dribbling down the side of the mug finding it's way to the control system. ZzzrRzrrz. Lasers coming out,  sirens start beeping, everyone starts talking at one time.
"QUEIT!" Manny yelled feeling distressed as he stamped his feet.
"Now, listen."  "We're going inside the tornado, it's the only way in." "Fingers crossed everyone, we're going in."
The jet loses it's control as it swirls into the tornado. Glass flys every where. Creek, Metal peels of the side of the flying jet. The jet start's doing tricks like back flips as it falls.
"Manny ordered the landing gear engaged so James grabbed hold of the lever, but it was too late. BANG! They hit the ground solid. "
"Ah" my leg said James feeling sore.
"Toughen up" Manny said.
Manny punched a hole in the roof so they could get out.
"We are now at the king MONSTERS entrance to his lair ."
There was a big red door losing all it's colour. The door was so big, if you were 7 meters away from it you couldn't see all of it.
"Now, we just need to find where the door knob is" said Manny.
"It's way up there" Bob said.
"Then we just need to reach it, but how?
"Why don't we do this James said as he pushed a small door beside the huge one.
Sure, why not.
As they walked inside Manny looked at his arms not knowing that he was invisible.
"Holy cow!!"
"Shhh." "We're gonna get caught by the king of Monsters if you don't shut up." "Just keep on walking."
The lair had bones and wood with smashed cars stacked upon each other for a boundary.
"HOPEFULLY MY PLAN WORKS THIS TIME!" Boomed a big voice.
"I think  that was the king of monsters," said Manny who was still invisible.
"Don't get distracted" they said.
"Let's go over to it,"  BUT... Bob still hasn't learnt his lesson from tripping over in the science lab. He catapults in the air over a pile of  wood and bones .
Thud, he fell on a good solid piece of dirt. The king of monsters turns around...

## Thursday, 30 October 2014

### 2014 athletic day goal

My goal is to jump over a meter in high jump.

I will keep practicing more and more until I can do it.

## Tuesday, 21 October 2014

### Writing pangrams

Description :
A pangram is a sentence that has every letter in the alphabet.

Our goal was to make a sentence less than 32 letters.

First sentence had 83 letters

Second sentence had 79 letters

## Thursday, 18 September 2014

### Inquiry-Portfolio Criteria

WALT:  gather information

Description:

Elly (Art)- Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about art from around the world. The first stage of an inquiry is to gather information - ‘Get It’. First we chose a culture we wanted to find out more about and then started researching.

Criteria:
Matrix showing what you think and what your inquiry teacher thinks.

Evaluation:

1. What are you most proud of? My art because I have made lots of progress and Oliver thinks it is coming along great.

2.What did you find challenging? Doing the research because I wanted to go onto my art straight away.

3. My next ‘Get It’ goal is?  To do more research.

Feed back: HARRISON you did good with your art it is looking good and you are taking your time.
Feed foward: next time you could do some more research.
from Oliver.

## Sunday, 14 September 2014

W.A.L.T:
GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting
SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising
USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections

inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using  the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process. After reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J.Palaccio our group felt moved to DO something but we didn’t know what! We all had lots of questions so we decided to research more about disabilities before deciding. I wanted to know more about How we can help people with disabilities to be independent.

SUCCESS CRITERIA
I can research using different sources.
I can think logically, creatively, and reflectively.
I can make generalisations from patterns and connections

Did my thinking change or stay the same during the ‘GET IT’ stage?
It did change because I feel like I understand it more. We all had one question that in our small groups we had to find out. Our challenge was to find out all about disabilities.

From ‘SORTING IT’ I can make these generalisations:
Most people with disablities want to be independent.
They a treated differently because they look different.
To them they're normal and we're different.
They a rather happy the way they are.

‘USE IT’
Ben,Liam and I would like to invent something that helps people with crutches. We are also going to observe how hinges work to make this ........ creation.

## Thursday, 11 September 2014

### Writing

Draft 1
3 HEROS
CHAPTER 1
The future
There once was a man called Manny. His son Bob aspired to be a scientist like his great grandfather. One day Manny arranged a visit to the lab for himself and Bob to see what it was like there. While Bob was walking he wasn't paying  much attention to what was below his eyes. There was a toad only 2 cm away from his feet. Suddenly, he tripped. Bob went flying in the air and crashed into the shelf where the potions were stored. The bottles went flying throughout the room. Several of the potions fell on the toad, Bob and Manny.   The toad started turning orange and it grew bigger and bigger until it was a fully grown fox. Bob's feet started hovering over the ground. "Holy moly," said Bob. Manny's arms grew muscles as big as a baby's body. He also had a humongous six pack."holy shoot," said Manny Bob blurted out that 951x74=70374. He suddenly just yelled what was going to happen in the future. "What was that last thing you said?" Manny said. "That the earth will turn into a battle field and there will be a bunch of monsters everywhere!" "How will that happen?" "The king of Monsters will create over 100000 creatures to destroy the planet." "We have to do something about this," said Manny, "plus we do have super powers now." "True" said the fox. "You can talk" they asked. "Yes", "indeed I can talk." "Let's go and save the world". "Bob?," said Manny. "Could you make a flying jet?" "Yes." "Ummm, fox what's your name?" "James" he replied. "Okay." "Bob," Manny asked. "Could you make a machine gun that shoots rockets?" "Sure," said Bob. "Once you've done that we need to go and save the world!"10 minutes later. "Done" said Bob. "Okay!" "Get in the flying jet." 3...2...1 BLAST OFF !!!!!!!

CHAPTER 2
The arrival

"I'm hungry" said James. "Live with it" said Manny. Nec minute. "Bob," said Manny. "Can you make a fridge." "Okay," he replied. Nec minute. "Done." "James, help your self to some roast turkey." Cmmmccmccimmi. "Finished." "We are there," said Manny. "Put on the landing gear Manny ordered." "Okay," Bob replied. Suddenly,BANG! "Are you alright" James said to Manny. "What do you think," "NOOO!" Pow. Manny punched a hole in the flying jet. Manny jumped, Bob flew & James climbed. "We are now in the king MONSTERS lair." "Follow my feet" said Manny. Suddenly, "where did you go Manny," said James. Manny looked at his arms not knowing that he was invisible. "Holy cow!!" "Shhhhhhh." They said to Manny. "Just keep on walking." "Look at all this stuff." "Why is there bones everywhere." "Don't know," said bob. (This is the first thing he didn't know). All of a sudden, "get me some food," boomed a big voice. "Sure," said something that sounded like a talking rat. "I think  that was the king of monsters," said Manny who was still invisible. "Don't get distracted." "What's that sparkling thing over there," said James. "Let's go over to it," said Manny. BUT... Bob still hasn't learnt his lesson. So as you know, he trips over a pile of  wood and bones of course. The king of monsters turns around...

CHAPTER 3
The battle begins

"GRRRR," went the king of Monsters, who had just realised that there were trespassers in his lair. He came running at the 3 HEROS. But luckily, Manny punched the king of Monsters out of the way. Bob got a sharp plank of wood and stabbed him in the eye. Arrrrrrr, "you're going to die tonight." Ah!" Bang. The king of Monsters punched the 3 HEROS but they side stepped. His  hand hit a rock and a ripple of blood dribbled down his hand. "Shoot" Manny said to James. "Let's get this party started!"BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG KABOOM! A giant eye came shooting out faster then 750 miles per hour. "I can't breath" said the king of Monsters. Cough cough. (Moment of silence). "Now, let's smash that thing"!!

CHAPTER 4
Celebration time

When the 3 HEROS got home they had a huge party that they killed the king of Monsters. "Put on the MUSIC" Manny said. We are the champions.... After that they had a 10 layered cake, a lot of fizzy and a huge feast with roast turkey. "Movie time." After the Movie it was bed time for the 3 HEROS.

THE END

This is my focus piece.

CHAPTER 2
The arrival

"Ah", says Bob thunderously, tripping over a lone cord, flying in the air landing on Manny's coffee. Brown liquid dribbling down the side of the mug finding it's way to the control system. ZzzrRzrrz. Lasers coming out,  sirens start beeping, everyone starts talking at one time.
"QUEIT!" Manny yelled feeling distressed as he stamped his feet.
"Now, listen."  "We're going inside the tornado, it's the only way in.""Fingers crossed everyone, we're going in."
The jet loses it's control as it swirls into the tornado. Creek, Metal peels of the side of the flying jet. The jet start's doing tricks like back flips as it falls.
"Manny ordered the landing gear engaged so James grabbed hold of the lever, but it was too late. BANG! They hit the ground solid. "
"Ah" my leg said James feeling sore.
"Toughen up" Manny said.
Manny punched a hole in the roof so they could get out.
"We are now at the king MONSTERS entrance to his lair ."
There was a big red door losing all it's colour. The door was so big, if you were 7 meters away from it you couldn't see all of it.
"Now, we just need to find where the door knob is" said Manny.
"It's way up there" Bob said.
"Then we just need to reach it, but how?
"Why don't we do this James said as he pushed a small door beside the huge one.
Sure, why not.
As they walked inside Manny looked at his arms not knowing that he was invisible.
"Holy cow!!"
"Shhh." "We're gonna get caught by the king of Monsters if you don't shut up." "Just keep on walking."
The lair had bones and wood with smashed cars stacked upon each other for a boundary.
"HOPEFULLY MY PLAN WORKS THIS TIME!" Boomed a big voice.
"I think  that was the king of monsters," said Manny who was still invisible.
"Don't get distracted" they said.
"Let's go over to it,"  BUT... Bob still hasn't learnt his lesson from tripping over in the science lab. He catapults in the air over a pile of  wood and bones .
Thud, he fell on a good piece of dirt. The king of monsters turns around...

CHAPTER 3
The battle begins

"GRRRR," went the king of Monsters who had just realised that there were trespassers in his lair. He had a coat made of leathery dragon skin,curly black long hair and one light blue eye and a very very dark brown. He jumped in action and started sprinting at the 3 HEROS. But luckily, Manny punched the king of Monsters out of the way with his bear hands. Bob got a sharp plank of wood and stabbed him in the eye.
Arrrrrrr, "you're going to die tonight." Ah!" Bang!
The king of Monsters punched the 3 HEROS aside but they side stepped away from him. His hand hit a rock and a ripple of blood dribbled down his hand. "Shoot" Manny said to James.
James get out his gun and starts shooting.
"Let's get this party started!"BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG KABOOM!
A dark eye came shooting out faster then 1000 miles per hour.
"I can't breath!" said the king of Monsters. Cough, cough. (Moment of silence).
"Now, let's smash that ugly thing"!!

Evaluation

How has your writing has improved this term? Because I have putting a better picture in the readers head.

The part of my story I am most proud of is chapter 2 because that is the bit I put my most effort into.

Next time, what is a goal you can you work towards? Similes .

Feed back: Good job Harry great grammar and the story line is funny.

Feed forward:I think that you need to work on is paragraphing. J.P.

## Tuesday, 9 September 2014

### THELEARNING PIT

WALA: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

Criteria:
Draw the Learning Pit.
List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit.
List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit.
Label where good learning happens.
List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit.

Evaluation:
Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit. In inquiry I am making a deer head.
How did you feel when you were in the pit?  Frustrated and annoyed.
What did you do to work out of the pit? Try different things

Feedback/Feedforward: I like that you have used good colours next time you could have coloured the person. Fergus ðŸ˜ƒ

## Sunday, 7 September 2014

### MATHS SAMPLE

WALT: extend a repeating picture pattern and use number strategies to think ahead.

Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.

Task:  Make a short movie or a poster to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.

Criteria:

Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it
Clear message
Two questions to show your learning

Evaluation:
What are you most proud of and why? I am proud of the font because it is easy to read.

What challenged you the most and why? The questions because I didn't know what one's to choose

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Stop using black to many times

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you can  work on explaining it but you did really good at showing it.J.P

## Monday, 1 September 2014

### TE REO MAORI

At Te reo time we have been learning to say questions to each other

Click

http://youtu.be/voH9dKwVyBI

## Tuesday, 12 August 2014

### Te Reo Presentation

WALT: communicate a message.

Description: We have been participating in 3 different workshops around colour, compositions and fonts.  We put these skills to use in a poster sharing our knowledge about Te Reo Maori.
Why? We have noticed that our posters are too cluttered and do not communicate a  message well.

Task: Make a poster about Te Reo Maori.

Criteria:
Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster relates to my message.

Composition:  My poster is balanced.

Font:  My font is clear, readable and suits the message.

Colour:  I have used 2-3 colours that are complementary.  My background choice makes the text pop!

Accuracy:  All of the words on my poster are spelt correctly.

Evaluation:
What are you most proud of and why? My writing because it is really readable.

What challenged you the most and why? Choosing the colours because I wanted to use all but we weren't allowed to.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Adding more detail to the korus.

Feedback/Feedforward: you did great . I love the colours . It is great. Jett

## Thursday, 7 August 2014

### HIWI THE KIWI

As soon as I walked into school everyone was talking about something something kiwi. I didn't know what they were talking about until I walked into the hall. I saw a man with a lady the man was singing a song I had never heard in my life. After the song he told us some things we need to know when we go fishing on a boat, ALWAYS WEAR  A  LIFE JACKET. He showed us two flares. He said a sky rocket came out of one and the other had bright orange gas. He got Adam to come up. The man said what your name bobo? Adam acted like he was sea sick and pretended to spew up. After that it was time to back to class.

## Wednesday, 2 July 2014

### S.M.A.R.T GOALS

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ”

Purpose: To set a learning goal for school, friendships, sports and personal.
WALT: Set Smart Goals
S.M.A.R.T. means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive.
Specific: Don’t be vague. What exactly do you want?
Measurable: Quantify your goal. How will you know if you’ve achieved it or not?
Attainable: Be honest with yourself about what you can reasonably accomplish at this point in your life, taking into consideration your current responsibilities.
Realistic: It’s got to be doable, real and practical.
Time: Associate a time frame with each goal. When should you complete the goal?

Criteria: I can write 4 learning goals that are
***Self Assessment
Peer Comment
Specific;
Measurable;
Attainable;
Realistic;
Time Sensitive.
Name:
Overall, how well do you think your learning partner has done?

***

Comment:
My writing goal is to...draw out my writers voice
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because... I want to have my own type of style in my writing
I will accomplish my goal by...practicing

My reading goal is to... Share my ideas more in a discussion
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because...
I will accomplish my goal by...

My maths goal is to... Learn my 9 and 8 tables.
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because... I am pretty slow at them
I will accomplish my goal by... Memorising them every day.

## Wednesday, 11 June 2014

### Potential and kinetic

Did you know that there is two types of energy? One is called potential and the other is kinetic energy. Potential energy is stored energy that is ready to be used. Kinetic energy is moving energy like a ball being rolled down a hill. Now I'm going to tell you about them.

For example , a Newtons cradle shows these two types of energy. If you lift one of the balls up it is showing potential energy. You cannot see this energy until it is transformed into kinetic. If you let it go it will start moving and show kinetic energy.

There is always an opposite and equal reaction from every action, so the kinetic energy will run through the balls and it will cause an opposite reaction at the other side.

Feedback: I like your story HARRISON . Next time add a description Arlo.
Feed forward :good work but next time you could have a bit more information#hunter.

## Tuesday, 10 June 2014

### Integrity video

WALT: communicate a message with others.
WALT: show integrity.

DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about integrity.  We want to share our understanding with others.

What? Make a Puppet Pal to show our understanding of integrity.
Why? To show what we know about integrity, to share during our Student Led Conference.
When? Term 2, Week 1 - 7
Who? The World
Me
EVALUATION:
WALT: communicate a message with others. I think I have done this because we have a narrator.
Create a story board showing the beginning, middle and end of our message. I think I have done this because I have a picture for proof.
Use Puppet Pals as a tool to share our message. I think I have done this because I have a video of it.
Keep our audience engaged. I think I have done this because it is short

WALT: show integrity.
Everyone in our group has contributed evenly. I think everyone has contributed because you can hear four different voices.
Integrity is the main theme of our message. I think we have done this because we have narrator to tell that the snail shows integrity.

Enjoy !!!

http://youtu.be/L-iPQBLzs8w

## Sunday, 8 June 2014

### Potential and kinetic science

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works.

DESCRIPTION: Each week we have been learning about a different type of energy.  For example, States of Matter, Kinetic and Potential, Radiation, Conduction and Convection.

SC:

 Gathering DataYes I can gather information using my 5 sensesYes I can gather information to make a predictionYes I can use my information to draw conclusionsYes I can share my findings using evidence I have gatheredNo

Task: Make a video (no longer than 30 seconds) about on example of
energy. i.e. States of matter, Potential and Kinetic energy, Newtons Cradle or forms of energy like Radiation, Convection, Conduction.

Feedback: good job. Next time you could speak louder

What makes a good video:
- clear voices     No
- different camera angles.    No
- Still camera skills     Yes
- mute background noise     Yes
- mixture of still and moving images     No
- background distractions     No
- music     Yes

What makes a good poster:
- clear writing
- detail
- images
- interactive

Feed back:

Self reflection : I think I did well because I made good timeing

### Literacy sample

Task: For each letter of your spelling words find a word that stands for each letter. In the end you should have a sentince for each word.
W.A.L.T: rote learn
Feed back:

## Wednesday, 28 May 2014

### Maths sample

W.A.L.T: use our 5 time tables to solve our 6 time tables.
Success Criteria: We will know we are successful when we can solve the problem by first using our 5 times tables e.g., 6 x 14.
- 6 x 14 =
(5 x 14) + (1 x 14) =
70 + 14 = 84
Or
- 7 x 16
= (5 x 16) + (2 x 16)
= 80 + 32
= 112
Description:
Purpose - to help us learn our time tables quick.
Process -
Learning - I learnt that you can use your 5 time tables to solve your 6 time tables.
Reflection - I think I need to have a clear voice and use my 5 time tables.

## Thursday, 8 May 2014

### What is a learning partner for

W.A.L.T: get to know our learning partner.

Task to tell the reader what are the purposes learning partner.

## Wednesday, 7 May 2014

### Spelling test

Task: On Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday we had a spelling test.

This is my score:

## Tuesday, 15 April 2014

### Halloween

I think I achived this because everything is to do with Halloween.

## Saturday, 12 April 2014

### August's decisions

1. To go to school

2. To make friends

3. To go to camp

4. To play with Jack, Julian and Charlotte

5. To go to school in the Boba Fett costume

6. To stay calm when Jack said something mean about him

7. To forgive Jack.

8. To leave his soft toy at home when he was going to camp.

9. To bother his Mum when daisy died. (Instead he didn't, he just went away and put his self to bed.)

10. He won an award for courage, kindness, friendship, character and greatness.

I think I achived this because I did everything to do with school.

### Questions for Author

What made you write this story?

Was there something you saw that made you or gave you an idea?

How did you become an author?

Is it easy writing books or difficult?

I think I achieved this because if I was the author RG I would be able to answer these questions.

## Friday, 11 April 2014

### LOGO

think I achived this because all of these things are machines and art things.

I think art things and machines represent me.

## Thursday, 10 April 2014

### Presentation

W.A.L.T: research
I think my group could speak a bit louder and be a bit more spersific.

### SELF-MANAGING DISPOSITIONS

GOAL: to get my brain food in time so I don't miss any work shops

## Tuesday, 8 April 2014

### Book comparisons

Harrison

Percy jackson the first I would compare because he always fights with the monsters and I fight with my two sisters.

Amy.

The book rainbow street pets dog called bear was not being taken care of and some took care of her.

Rosalind.

The thirteen story  tree house. They were making the tree house. And they keep fighting about what colour the tree house should be. They weren't working well as a team and after they discussed it they worked it out.

Hannah.

In winn dixie a girl takes care of a dog who she finds in a shop. She feeds it and takes care of it, and in wonder the the girl via takes care of the dog daisy how she finds lost in the street.

## Sunday, 6 April 2014

### BRUCE

Dear Bruce Thank you for coming to camp. Thanks for helping me when it was my turn shooting with the air riffles. My score would have been ZERO if you didn’t come to camp. Thank you for looking after my activity group and helping us with our skit. Nothing would have been possible without your help. I bet everyone in our class wants to say tank you. Your sincerely Harrison.

## Thursday, 3 April 2014

### KOTAHITANGA AT CAMP

Success Criteria:
Use photos to share our camp experiences
Use text to explain the kotahitanga

W.A.L.T: show kotahitanga

## Monday, 31 March 2014

### BROKEN CALULATOR

W.A.L.T : use appropriate strategies to solve problems.

### Camp abseiling

W.AL.T:

1 draft

I was waiting for my turn while the other team mates were having their turn. Then finally it was my turn. I went inside the tower climbed up the wobbly ladder. I climbed up tot he top but I forgot that we had to stay on the platform at the top. I was worrying so much because Jade was crying and I thought it must have been creepy. Once Jade got to the ground I started walking towards the pole. Ants told me to go under the pole and grab on tight. She told me to grab on with my left I was pretty freaked out. I was looking at all my surroundings. All the people on the ground were cheering for me because they knew that this was going to be hard for me with a broken arm. I started walking slowly down the wall. My knees were shaking like ping pong balls bouncing. My tummy was telling me that I could do this. I was breathing deeply my tummy going in and out like someone squishing it. I started walking a bit faster. For some reason I started bouncing like a big huge balloon. My brain felt like there was wriggly worms crawling inside. I stopped and thought for a moment. Then the the worms popped out. I started to feel more conferdent. Finally, my tippy toes touched the ground. I had just done a huge achievement.

2 draft

I didn't know if I would be able to do it with a broken arm. Then ants the instructor said to me "I will help you do it. I was waiting for my turn while the other team mates were having their scary moment. Then finally it was my turn. I went inside the tower climbed up the wobbly and rusty ladder. I climbed up to the top but I forgot that we had to stay on the platform at the top. I was worrying so much because Jade was crying and I thought it must have been really creepy. Once Jade got to the ground I started walking towards the yellow pole. Ants told me to go under the pole and grab as tight as you can. She told me to grab on with my left I was pretty freaked out because I'm not a left handed. I was looking at all my surroundings. All the people on the ground were cheering for me because they knew that this was going to be hard for me with a broken arm. I started walking slowly down the wall. My knees were shaking like ping pong balls bouncing within 2 walls. My tummy was telling me that I could do this over and over again. I was breathing deeply, my tummy going in and out like someone doing CPR on me. I started walking a bit faster. For some reason I started bouncing like a big balloon. My brain felt like there was wriggly worms crawling inside. I stopped and thought for a moment. Then suddenly the the worms popped out. I started to feel more conferdent. Finally, my tippy toes touched the ground. I had just done a huge achievement.

3 draft

I didn't know if I would be able to do it with a broken arm. Then ants (the instructor) said to me "I will help you go down the abseiling wall". I was waiting for my turn while the other team mates were having their scary moment. Then finally, the time had come. I went inside the 12 FOOT tower and climbed up the wobbly and rusty ladder. I climbed up to the very top but I forgot that we had to stay on the platform before the top. I was screaming in the inside. I was worrying so much because Jade was crying so I thought it must have been really creepy. Once Jade got to the ground It was just me and Ants. I started walking in slow motion towards the yellow pole. The type of yellow  used me feel sick. Ants told me to go under the pole and grab on as tight as you can. She told me to grab on with my left arm. I was pretty freaked out because I'm not a left handed. I was looking at all my surroundings.... All the people on the ground were cheering for me because they knew that this was going to be hard for me with a broken arm. I started walking slowly down the wall. I had to put my left thumb by my bottom. My knees were shaking like ping pong balls bouncing within 2 walls. My tummy was telling me that I could do this over and over again. I was breathing deeply, my tummy going in and out like someone doing CPR on me. My brain felt like there was wriggly worms crawling inside. I stopped and thought for a moment but suddenly the worms popped out. I started to feel a bit more confident. I started walking a bit faster. For some reason I started bouncing like a big balloon. Finally, my tippy toes touched the ground. I had just done a huge achievement.

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## Thursday, 27 March 2014

### Crazy clay day

WALT: share an experience with an audience
Success criteria:
Share an experience so that someone else feels as thought they are experiencing it with you.
Share what you learnt
Share what you would do differently next time

## Monday, 24 March 2014

### Air riffles

Statistics
WALT calculate the mean, median, mode and range for a set of data. TASK Elly and Troy want to find out once and for all:
● which Activity Group has the overall best score, (mean)
● which Activity Group has the highest middle number, (median)
● what score was the most common, (mode)
● which activity group has the highest range. (range)
In everyday life people collect data to look for trends and make decisions. In order to analyse the information, we need to understand the different ways to lOOK at the data.
Success Criteria you will know you are successful when:
● calculatethemeanbyaddingupallthedata(9+4+4+5+8=30)then divide the total by how many numbers there were (9, 4, 4, 5, 8 = 5 numbers so 30÷5=6).
● calculate the median by ordering all numbers from smallest to biggest then selecting the middle number (4, 4, 5, 8, 9 = 5 is the middle number). If there are 6 numbers e.g. 4, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, then the median is halfway = 5.5.
● calculate the mode by identifying which number occurs most often (4, 4, 5, 8, 9 = 4 because there are two of them). You can have more than one mode.
calculate the range by finding the difference between the highest and lowest numbers(9-4=5).

Harrison (me)

Mean: 32 39 29 = 100 / 3 = 33

Median: 29 32 39 = 32

Mode: no mode

Range: smallest 29 biggest 39. The range is 10

Cam
Mean: 22,40,40

Iggy: mean: 43,42,38

Sophie: 0,22,16

Bailey: 33,28,38

Group Total: 536

Number in group 6

Number of rounds per person: 3

Total of rounds: 18

Total shots: 6x3x6=108

Mean score per round: 536/18= 29.8

Mean score per shot: 536/108=4.96