Thursday, 28 May 2015

Using different word classes

WALT: How to identify different word classes using pictures.

Today I learnt with Talita how to use all the word classes such as a determiner, adjective, noun, verb and a adverb. We had to describe what was in the pictures and try make sentences to go with them. We also had to 

The 20 hour famine

We stayed at school but why?

Last week on the 22nd of May the year 5, 6, 7 and 8 extension group's participated in the 20 hour famine. We had a sleepover at school and we weren't allowed to eat for 20 hours can you believe that? Well not technically we were only allowed to bring barley sugars and juice your sleeping gear and a box which I will tell you about later. So when we arrived at school we had to put our things in the library where we were going to sleep. Then we got a bit of free time in the hall we got to choose from either playing ping pong, basketball, soccer or karaoke on the stage. Then after a bit of fun we got settled into our team colours Red, Blue, Yellow and team Green. By the way if you wanted to know I was in team Green.  Later on that day two ambassadors turned up to tell us about the 40 hour famine. We played games and it was fun we also got prizes balloons and bands. A while after that we met another ambassador Emily she also told us about the 40 hour famine and she told us
a bit about herself and what she does. Then we took photo's with her and then we had a little play again. After that we  sat down and got ready to sleep.. in boxes. We were in the hall with no blankets getting ready to sleep in our boxes after a while we got settled and we started too talk about why we do the 40 hour famine and I started to realise why, having to sleep in boxes no shelter, food, water. Than after that moment we went to the library to go to sleep.  The next morning we woke up at 7 O,CLOCk I KNOW RIGHT. We packed up and went home but we continued to not eat until 2 o,clock. 

What is the 40 hour famine you ask?

The 40 hour famine has been going on since 1975 so that means it has been going on for about 40 years. The 40 hour famine is a charity of people around the world who take a stand and raise money that helps people who don't have that much things like food, water, clothes and shelter. This year we are fundraising for families in Bangladesh. It also helps the people Thousands of people around the world participate in the event. Over the years people have been creating and inventing  new challenges that are involved with the 40 hour famine such as 40 good deeds or sleeping in a box for 40 hours some have even opted to not talk for 40 hours.  

Why is there a 40 hour famine?

The 40 hour famine helps poor kids and families to get the support they need. Such as the kids that need to go school, families that don't have food and water. Also so they can get a good education in the future so they can get good jobs in the future. It also helps them to live a long life because most kids don't even make it up to their 5th birthday. The rate of kids that are malnourished in Bangladesh is the most in the world. Which means that they are suffering and that they are most likely going to die but that's when the 40 hour famine comes in the money helps the kids who are suffering so that all kids will get a chance to life a long life. 

Why we fundraise?
The 40 hour famine sponsorship money goes towards kids who didn't get a chance to go to school or to families who need clothes, water and shelter. Its not just a hunger thing. Hunger affects every part of the body and these effects can last a lifetime. The bottom line is that a hungry child is four times more likely to die from treatable or preventable disease. We also fundraise to help the whole community so that they all get the help they need from people all around the world.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Maths Teacher Lesson-Week 5

WALT: Solve problems with decimals.

Task: Our task was to workout division problems. We learnt how to Multiply instead of dividing. We also learnt how to solve hard equations such as 112 divided by 8. Watch to see what we were thinking.  

Maths Teacher Lesson- Week 4

WALT: Solve multiplication problems.

Task: This weeks task was about learning new problem solving about multiplication. We made this movie using educations and we had to post it on to our blog. 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Maths Teacher Lesson- Week 6

WALT: Solve problems with decimals. 

Task: This week our task was to learn how to use decimals. My goal was probably to try and learn something new and I did. 

Get ready the Winter season is arriving.

WALT: Write a news style report.

Get ready the Winter season is arriving.

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Winter is on it’s way which means that you have to be prepared for the worst. Students at Pt England school have been complaining about whether or not we should have school closed in winter.

Image result for winter in aucklandWinter is on its way it is arriving in Auckland, New Zealand. The Winter season is the coldest season of the year. Where there is most likely going to be hailstorms, lightning strikes and avalanches. Which means students at school have to wear extra jumpers and layers of clothes just to keep themselves warm and to protect them from storms, ice, fog or rain. This also means kids are getting more sick every day because of  the weather like getting the flu or getting a running nose.

Pt England students are complaining about walking to school in the rain. Although their parents are saying “Your going school no matter what” but their children are still complaining, saying “What? We have to walk in the rain?”. Having to walk in the rain mean getting wet shoes, wet socks, wet school uniform. Some Pt England students are being infected by the weather because they have to walk to school sometimes it’s because they have no shoes or because they don’t feel like walking to school in the rain.
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Some students such as Talita at Pt England school have been saying that school should still be opened during Winter. On the other hand Lani also a Pt England student is complaining saying there should not be school but to still take their Chromebooks home. Another student Venetia has a few tips on coming to school. These are a few of her tips. Bring a umbrella to school and warm clothes, catch a ride in a taxi or phone a friend. She also has said Why it is important to come to school “ It is important to come to school because it helps you to learn and to get a good job in the future.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Maths Problem Solving Week 5

WALT: Solve Multiplication problems using a range of strategies.

Task: The task was to complete the problems in this presentation. We had to pair up and work out what we think the answer was. We also had to work out how we got the answer and then show the audience in some sort of way. This is what I did.

Maths Problem Solving Week 4

WALT:Solve multiplication problems using a range of strategies.

Task: The task was to get into a group of three and solve these problems in this presentation. We had to show our working and then work out if it was right. We had to then, publish this on our blog and put it in the blog log. 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Wii U Gamepad

WALT: find proof of the authors message.

Task description: Our task was to give advice to other people who didn't have or know any information. In our case we had to give advice to Nick the main character of our book on what game he should choose for his new Wii U Gamepad. We had to give him information about the game and when it was made. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Christchurch earthquake.

WALT: Find proof of the authors message.
What are your thoughts on the 2011 Christchurch earthquake?
Well I feel really sad about the people who have risked their lives for people that they don’t even know. I also feel very sad about the people who have lost their homes, and their works and jobs that have been destroyed. For the people that did survive I hope that there still staying strong and that they will be reunited with their family’s.

What would it mean to you if an earthquake had struck your country?
It would be terrible especially because of my family. We wouldn't have any food, no water we wouldn't even have power to play games and get in contact with others. If  my mother or father were still at work and they got hurt I would have to go in an orphanage and live there for the rest if my life.

How would you react in an actual earthquake?
I would be terrified and I would use the saying drop, cover and hold on. I would feel terrible about my family and friends not knowing how they were.
It would just be horrible.
Task: Our task was to learn how to write news reports about a different variety of subjects. We had to read a story about the Christchurch earthquake. Then we had to interview one of the main characters in the story and ask them a few questions about the earthquake. Here's my finished answered questions.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Two little pigs suspiciously murdered by a wolf.

 Walt: Write a news style report.
Two little pigs suspiciously murdered by a wolf
By Yvonne Vili

Three little pigs were sent away by their mum to find their own homes, yet all were cruelly attacked in their homes by a wolf. The first two pigs were found dead beside their homes. Surprisingly the third one managed to slay the wolf and is unharmed.

Sadly the two first pigs having no building experience, made their houses with weak material that was not strong enough. The first pig made his house out of just straw, and the simply wolf blew his house down and then viciously ate him. The second pig built a house of small thin sticks, and the wolf easily with just one mighty huff blew his house down and that pig was unfortunately eaten too.

On the other hand he third pig having experience knew that he had to build his house out of strong material. So he made his house out of bricks and the wolf tried and tried to blow his house. The house was too strong. The wolf tried climbing down the chimney but with luck on the side the smart pig boiled up a pot and the wolf fell into. That was the end of the wolf.

We were able to catch up with the Mother pig and the 3rd son in an interview.
3rd pig
How do you do you feel about the loss of your two brothers?
Well I feel really sad about the loss. When I heard about it I straight away fell on the floor and started crying. I ran as fast as I could to mama pig to tell her the news, overwhelmed with sadness she broke into tears as well. We were devastated.
What was your reaction when the wolf turned up at your front door?
Well when I saw him I did feeling that he had did something bad to my other brothers. Sadly I couldn't do anything about it. I'm glad that he is dead now and that he is never coming back.
When you were sent away by your mother were you upset?
Well I think it was a good idea because were big enough to look after ourselves. I think mama pig just needed some space away from us for a while.

Mother pig
Do you regret sending your three little pigs away?
Yes now that I've heard about the tragedy I really do regret sending them away. “My poor babies” I now feel terribly guilty about the death if my two sons.
When you heard about the loss of you two sons what was your reaction?

:Well as my 3rd son said I fell and broke down into tears. I ran to see if it was true and when I saw my two sons laying there on the floor I just couldn't even look at them. I was really disappointed.
Task: This week we've been learning about writing a news report. This news report is about the three little pigs I've bet you've read the story. Well if you haven't here's my take on what happened in the story. We also had to write a few questions and pretend to interview the mama pig and the 3rd little pig

Friday, 8 May 2015

Maths Problem Solving

WALT: Solve multiplication problems.
Task: Our task was to learn about solving multiplication problems. This is our educations working out that we made to show you. 

The earthquake in Nepal

WALT: Find proof of the authors message.
  1. What do you think about the earthquake in Nepal?
First if all I think It was a great idea to send the international aid to help. I also feel terrible about the people who have lost their loved ones and their homes.  
   2.   What would it mean to you if an earthquake had struck your country?
I would be devastated if an earthquake had struck my country. I would be worried about my family and loved ones. Also the power lines would be cut out and I wouldn't have anything to do.  
      3.If you had a chance to help the people in Nepal would you?
Yes I would, I would try my best to help the people in need, I could do a bake sale, a sausage  sizzle sale, also try my best to use my coding skills to help the people in the remote countries.
Task : Our task was to take what we had read from the book we read and pretend that we were interviewing them. We had to write what we thought the would say about the earthquake in Nepal.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Maths Problem Solving

WALT: Solve multiplication problems using a range of strategies. 

Task: The task was to create a problem solving presentation. We had to work as a team to make a strategy.

Friday, 1 May 2015

The Welcoming of a new born baby.

Walt: write a lead paragraph of a news report

Title: The Welcoming of a new born baby.
Byline: Yvonne Vili 1st of May (01/5/15)

Recently at Pt England school a teacher named  Mr Wiseman has been away from school for nearly a week due to the birth of his newborn baby. Mr Wiseman is a year 7 & 8 teacher at Pt England School. His newborn baby’s name is Ailah (spelling may be different). She was born last week but we are unsure what hospital she was born in.

Task: Our task was to write a news report about Mr Wiseman's Newborn baby. We had to use the 5 W's (Who, What, Where, Why, When,) and also the how.