Monday, 31 March 2014

BROKEN CALULATOR

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

Camp Diary




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.

4 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 and horrifying moments. Then finally the time had come. I went inside frightening 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 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. The type of yellow made 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 I was getting ready to fight. Finally, my tippy toes touched the ground. I had just done a huge achievement.

5 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 and horrifying moments. Then finally the time had come. I went inside frightening 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 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. The type of yellow made 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 I was getting ready to fight. Finally, my tippy toes touched the ground. I had just done a huge achievement.

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

2 stars and a wish


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

Jade: 29,24,21

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

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Birth story


Mum woke up and said to dad "the baby is coming." Then mum said to dad, "Go and wake up Madeline."  But dad didn't!  He thought there was heaps of time and he was hanging out the washing.  Mum woke Madeline up and Mum said "The baby is on it's way and we need to go to the hospital."  Then Madeline said, "Is Harrison coming?" (She guessed that I was a boy.). Then mum heard the sound of the wheels of the rubbish bin.  That means dad still wasn't in a hurry to get to the hospital. Dad got the message that we needed to go "Now!" We drove to to someone's house to drop off Madeline. Then we arrived at the hospital just in time.
AHHH! AHHH!

Pop!!!

Comparison's

 The midwife smelled of fart's and my midwife smelled of coffee

August looked different when he came out and I looked normal when I came out. 

My Dad did job's instead of getting ready and his Dad didn't. 
Task:
 I think I achived this because I am trying to make connections

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Pepeha recording

This is me recording myself saying my Pepeha 

The purpose of this is to practice my pronunciation of my Pepeha 

I think I need to practice my pronunciation when I'm saying my waka (boat).
Click here to listen 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Camp goals



I overcame my fear of heights by repeating "I can do this I can do this".

I overcame my fear of wetas by pretending there wasn't any there.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

6.8km scooter ride.

Milania Lang is only 5 years old, but she didn't let 6.8km of busy roads get in the way of an epic solo scooter journey.
Milania's intrepid outing began when mum Kamilla took her and two friends, plus Kamilla's 19-year-old niece Danielle, to watch a movie at the Auckland waterfront on a recent busy Sunday 
"We'd been at the Lantern Festival and I'd heard there was a kid's movie on at the Wynyard Quarter. So I decided to take the children to see it."
With the three children and Danielle, Kamilla went to an information centre on the waterfront to ask about the film.
"They were only about a metre behind me. I thought Milania was just an arm's reach away." But setting out for Princes Wharf, Kamilla realised Milania was missing.
"I asked the others if they knew where she was; but they didn't. So we started frantically looking." But Milania was nowhere to be seen.
Security staff reviewed CCTV footage, which revealed Milania had looked away at the moment the others went into the centre and it showed her looking around, confused, and scootering off in the opposite direction. 
Kamilla called the rest of Milania's family and they came immediately to join the search. After about an hour, the police were called.
One of the officers asked if there was any chance of Milania having gone home. Kamilla thought it unlikely but went with an officer to their home almost 7km away.
"I left the other children with my friend, and drove home in the car. The officer said it was time for us to alert the media and get a helicopter out. That really hit me hard."
They arrived at the family home, but Milania was nowhere to be seen. As they were driving back, a policewoman saw a small child four doors from the home, sitting on a footpath.
"She asked me 'is that her'," said Kamilla. And it was and she was very tired and quiet, but calm. The first thing she said to me was 'you lost me Mum'!
Milania explained she'd lost sight of the group and thought they must have headed home. "So she decided to scooter home to find us. She had to cross some of Auckland's busiest streets all by herself."
Milania's journey is all the more remarkable as she has been to the Wynyard Quarter only two or three times this summer.
Asked if she was scared or sad during her epic journey, Milania responded: "I cried, but just a little."

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Comprehension Questions

WALT: Analysing an article

Record your responses to the following questions on your blog. (Think about a suitable title) 

1) Do you think Milania did the right thing? What could she have done instead.
She could tell someone from Wynyard Quarter the she lost her mum.
  
2) What are some potential dangers that Milania faced?
Some cars and trucks coming out of drive ways and on busy roads.
Milania could of got lost in the middle of nowhere.
A rober could of stole her scooter.
Someone could of kidnapped her.

3) Define Frantically and what is another word for it that you could use.
Desparatley.


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Measles

Nearly 40 people in Auckland have recently been diagnosed with the infectious measles disease.
Westlake Boys High School on Aucklands North Shore is one of the hardest hit communities with 20 ill students. 
Several other Westlake Boys High pupils who have not been immunised against measles have been asked to stay away for the next two weeks.
Measles is a very serious disease that is highly contagious and can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 
The symptoms include fever, a cough, sore eyes and a rash. There is no treatment, and complications can be severe.
The Auckland Health Service has estimated that around 750 people are at immediate risk of catching the highly contagious disease.
Dr. Julia Peters said the Health Service had been working with the North Shore school for just over a week when the first case of measles was found there.
"This is definitely more than what we'd normally see. We're working hard to contain the measles within the Auckland region."
Dr. Peters said many people who had come down with the disease had recently been overseas and, in particular, in the Philippines.
The public health service has sent information to parents and students at Westlake Boys High and asked that those students who are not sure whether they have been immunised against measles to stay away.
"What we're trying to do is isolate those students as well as those who have measles, because students who are not immunised can get sick," she said.
Another seven cases of measles in Auckland are being investigated - three of them from the same school.
What to watch for Symptoms
* High fever.
* Runny nose, cough, red eyes.
* Small white spots inside mouth.
* Red, blotchy rash on face and neck and later over entire body.

WALT: Analysing an article
Task: Answer questions based on a Newspaper Article.
Success Criteria:
Show critical thinking in your answers.
Answer questions in full sentences.
Use correct spelling and punctuation.

1) How do people contract measles?
If the person who has measles cough's or sneeze's and they are by someone
who hasn't been immunised they will get measles.

2) Why do you think so many students at Westlake High School have contracted measles? Most of them went to the Philippines and came back.


3) What is the Auckland Health Services main role in this measles outbreak? 
 Their role is to isolate the student's who have measles because other student's who haven't been immunised will get sick. The Public Health Service sent information to parents and students from West Lake Boys High to stay away if you haven't been immunised.

4) In the article Dr. Peters said “many people who had come down with the disease had recently been overseas and, in particular, in the Philippines.” Why do you think this is? 
I think people in the Philippines haven't been immunised and have caught measles. Then people from Auckland who go to the Philippines and haven't been immunised can catch measles.

5) In your opinion what would be the best way to avoid getting measles?
Get an immunisation

Use the following criteria to assess yourself and your peer
Show critical thinking in your answers.
Answer questions in full sentences.
Use correct spelling and punctuation.

Self Assessment:



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Peer Assessment:





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