Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wordle

We had a task to complete, we had to write about what it would be like to be a year 8 next year. We had to write about it then turn it into one of these, a WORDLE! It was my first time, so this was an experience. In the end, this was my final product of my Wordle ..

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What's up in Space ??

Room 20 got given a task that I thought was very unusual, I only thought it was unusual because it was the first fun activity in 3 whole terms. Each student got a Rubric. This Rubric included every SMART from the MI QUIZ on the top, the type of activity on the left side and the actual activity, listed beside and under all of them. You could do your own smart, but I thought it would be better to do a smart I am not use to. I did Verbal/Linguistic smart, the remembering type of activity and my actual activity was to, Name the Planets in our Solar System in correct order and list 3 facts about each of them. I had a GREAT experience searching and finding out about each planet, this is what I came up with in the end. :)


NETBOOKS GALORE

This year I have really LOVED having a Netbook to work on because,

Now that we have netbooks to work with, it’s become much easier to write and publish posts on your blog. Other things that make this device much more simpler to use, is that, we can communicate and share our work much more faster than before. The best thing is, we can find more information and research quicker than ever.

Although work is much easier, it sometimes gets irritating when your netbooks starts to play up. Most times we have to restart the netbook because the screen is frozen. Our problem, has to do with the internet. Usually, the internet is down, so we are not able to do our work given.

For us, it is a HUGE difference between learning with a netbook and learning using pen and paper. For example, we have found it easy to share a doc instead of taking too much time and conferencing with a teacher, it’s simple. Toreka and I are glad, that we have a one in a lifetime chance to have a netbook for our very own use.

We have enjoyed using the netbook, the hardest thing for the both of us was, getting to know the netbook and all the little details we needed to learn. To be honest, the challenge for us was keeping ourselves away from the bad and dogey things like, games, twitter, youtube and much more, but we managed. We have got to admit, most of the time, this was an experience for us for 4 long and great terms.

If the Netbook scheme failed and our netbooks got taken away from us, we would probably be devistated and find our work much harder. Pen and Paper is not that bad, but after 1 day without a netbook, we think it would be difficult, without our little device here, speeding through our work.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Physical Sports

Out of all physical sports, what is the one sport that comes to your head? I can think of a variety of sports, but after listening to Mrs Nua going on about Tennis, and the fact that we were going to be doing some skills and to learn how to actually play, was not the sport I had in mind. Tennis was the last thing to come to my mind, I mean, What’s the worst that could happen? ...

BANG ! SMACK ! HIT ! There were balls flying everywhere once we set foot on that court. Our trainer introduced himself, and said he will be teaching us Tennis skills and playing a game of Tennis, every Thursday, for the next 4 weeks. That moment, my jaw dropped open and I said to myself, “If I can’t handle one day, how can I handle 4 weeks of this madness?” My day just got better by the moment.

“Get a partner and find a space on the court, and wait for my instructions”, He said loudly. I quickly called Selena (my friend) my way to practice with me. He said, “One of you, go to one side of the net and put your ball down”, Selena went and was ready to hit. “The other one, put your racquet down, and get your ball”. I knew it was going to be fine with Selena. We didn’t do well at first, but getting to the end, we got the hang of it.

“Quickly count yourselves into a team of 6 and I will come around and show you people a demo”. I was quite excited at this point, we were challenging each person in our team to see who is King of the court. I was up and I looked fine on the inside, but really, I was shaking in the inside. BANG ! My first challenger I beat, but the 2nd I unfortunetly lost against. I wasn’t the exact winner, but at least I had fun.

I think I judged this sport by it’s name thatn by what it was like. I think I should of waited before I said anything or did anything. I will be looking forward to the next lesson, and hopefully, I will be King of the Court.










Tuesday, November 8, 2011

An experience of the word COMET

What is a Comet? Mubasshira and I got given a task to share with you all by Mrs Nua. The task was to pick a word from OUTTA THIS WORLD, and research what it is and the information. As you can see, the word we got stuck with was COMET, it wasn't the easiest word to research, but it was a quick experience. After 1 week and 1 day, this is what we searched and found. We also though the presenting in front of the class was a BLAST! Please Enjoy this presentation.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The MI QUIZ

Today, Room 20 had taken an MI Quiz, showing and telling people a little bit about ourselves. As you can see above, I have taken the MI Quiz myself, and the picture shows you that I am Interpersonal Smart. Interpersonal Smart means that, I am a People Smart person. It can also mean that, I like to mix with a lot of people, I can belong to heaps of clubs, I like team games and I love to share. I am Interpersonal Smart, What smart are you?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maths Whizz

As you can see up above, there is a picture of the these things: My Maths age, My Usage and last but not least, my Performance. As you can see, in the last 7 days I started off with, 0.00 and have now gone up to, 11.52, which I think is a great from the last. My usage as you can see, started from 0 minutes of usage, but now, I am now using a total of 205 minutes. My performance looks as if it has been improved for the last 7 days. So there you go, that is where I am at my Maths Whizz. If you want to visit or sign up for this site for free, just go to, www.whizz.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The flag of France


As you can see, the flag I have drawn up above is France, who will be playing in the Rugby World Cup 2011. The task was to find the meaning of the colors on this flag. It was pretty difficult to search for the meaning of the colors, but it turned out that this is what they meant: The Blue stands for: The power of influence that France has had over other countries. The White stands for: Peace and Purity. The Red stands for: A symbol of Bloodshed that must be lost in honour of the country.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Our Place, Our Team Presentation

This presentation was made by a group I was in. This has information about New Zealand, such as, The team, The people, traditions, celebrations, Background, Historically, significant places and events. My group was filled with 4 talented students in my class, Selena, Mubasshira, Thora and Me. I thought it was a great experience, because I learnt more and more things about New Zealand and the All Blacks. If you start this presentation you will see what I learned and experienced while making this. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Statistics Probability

In room 20 we have been working on some statistics/probability. I was learning how to show all the possible outcomes of an event. We also had to illustrate what we were learning and all the outcomes that were possible. In this photo on the left, I illustrated what I did and explained what the outcomes could possibly be.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ending a great Term once again!!

This term has been GREAT! My highlight for this term would have to be learning great new things with Mrs Nua in maths, reading and writing. Another personal achievement was doing some great art with Ms Muliaumasealii on Wednesdays.

Next term I am looking forward to learning new things and learning more about our new TOPIC.

Monday, July 11, 2011

CREATIVITY!!


This was drawn and designed by me when we got assigned to do our name with some creativity. This is what I had finally come up with, I tried to use some ideas to make this project and this is what I had come up with. Hope you like it!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My goal Animation

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In Room 20 I got told a very important task that we had to finish. The task was to create an animation to show your goal for this term. My goal for this term has to improve on my reading. See if you can hear in my movie what I want to improve on in reading. HOPE you enjoy the movie.

Mathematics Problem Solving

In Room20 we have been learning how to use a variety of strategies to solve different kinds of problems. One of my favorite strategies I like using is called the Place Value strategy. Here is an example of what I had done.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tessellations


In Room 20 we have been drawing and designing Tessellations. We've been working on these art works for the last few weeks for maths and also to decorate our classroom. We all had to do different patterns or designs than others. We used pastels to make color on them, we also did it on coloured paper. Here was my one:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fatu Feu'u

So in Room20 we are doing we are working on a piece of art. We are now focusing on 1 particular artist: Fatu Feu’u. Before we could start any sketching, we did a bit of some research on the famous man himself. After we researched Fatu Feu’u, it was time to work our magic. It was time to start the Fatu Feu’u design.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

OH NO!! VACCINATION

I might have looked alright on the outside but on the inside it was a different feeling. My heart couldn't stop racing when I got told that we were having our vaccinations today. I was saying over and over again in my head “You can do this”.

I slowly peeked into the hall and then slowly walked inside to see what was happening. Two girls in front of me started walking in to have their turn. The first girl went in, the second girl went in, and then finally my turn had come.

I walked in with my hands shaking and my heart beating fast. A lady put her hand up and waved it at me to go to her. I walked hurriedly to the lady to get the needle in my arm over and done with.

I tried not to look scared at that same time she pulled out some of the swabs. She pulled out the needle and boy did it make me shiver and shake with some fear. She got the needle ready. I tried to distract myself by playing with my fingers. Then.....

Before you knew it, the vaccination was all over. It felt like the needle had pinched my arm. It left a little blood on my arm but it wasn't the end of the world yet. They softly put a swab on my arm and then stuck some sellotape on it to make it stick.

We soon had to take it off and chuck it in the bin. Before I could say ‘OUCH!’ I was walking back to class without any tears and without me shaking and shivering. Well that was another day of a needle through my arm.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Geometry Translations


In Room20 we have been learning about a learning area in maths: Geometry. In Geometry we have been learning about Translations. No not the language translations but the Geometry kind. Geometry translations means: Moving shapes without making it bigger, smaller or anything else, just moving. The main point of this photo was to:
1. Find a grid and add it to a new google docs drawing.
2. I had to add a shape, well in my case my shape was a square.
3. I copied the square and moved the square 2 down and 2 across.
4. I took a photo and I uploaded it on my blog so you can all see.
That was all we learnt today. I really look forward to learning more about Geometry in the future!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Honesty and Hope movie

Last week we were assigned to do a project on one of the school values. I ended up teaming with Toreka and Thora. We couldn't decide whether to do honesty or hope so we just did both of them. We ended up finishing it off properly with our MTV also with a song by R Kelly called 'I'm the world's greatest'. We just hope that it is a project that you like and you will enjoy and you will also learn more about Honesty and Hope.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CAMP TC LETTER....

Dear Tokorima,

I would like to say a huge thank you, to you for the scrumptious hangi. I would also like to say thank you for helping out with organising the activities and taking care of the students. This camp is one of the best camps ever beacause you made the hangi and prepared it for us.... You have put a whole lot of effort into this camp just to make the yr 7 and 8 students happy. We would have never made this camp without you with us all the way. You a one big help to this school.

Yours truthfully,
Sylvia

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How to Pitch a tent.....

Equipment
Pegs
Hammer
Poles
Fly (Outer tent)
Base
Interior
Inner tent

INSTRUCTIONS (Be aware that this may not be suitable for some types of tents)

During this process, make sure that you put spare pegs and poles in to the bag it came in.


1. First of all, you will need to unfold the base of the tent and lay it down. Ensure that the opening of the tent is facing the right way. Get a peg and place it through the eyelit. Hammer it in to the ground at a 45 degree angle AND so it is a bit hard to pull out. Repeat on every corner.

2. Once you have finished hammering the pegs, you will have to get the poles out and clip the black hooks on to the poles. One pole, through the inner tent. Once they reach the other side of the tent have a friend pull it out and put it in the second smaller eyelet. Repeat this process for the second pole.

3. Thirdly, you will need the fly (outer tent). Place it carefully on top of the inner tent. Make sure that the fly’s entrance matches the inner tents door.

4. You will find that there are little ropes attached to the fly. These are called Guy Ropes. You will need more pegs for this. Hammer them down as you did the same with the four corners. But you don’t need to secure it as tightly.

5. Once you have finished that, you may admire you’re perfectly pitched tent.

Hopefully . . . . . .

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

videoIf your wondering what this little movie is then here goes.... This movie is for my Immersion Task that I had to do on one of the few korero's and this one is called: Gum is Dumb. Gum is Dumb was quite a new Korero and I thought I could do a animation on it. So if you want to watch this movie then I suppose you might like to have a little look at my movie...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An amazing Camp highlight.....

The highlight of Camp TC for me was ROCK UP, but the one that surprised me most was the one and only: DUNKER. The aim of the game was to see how long you can stay on top and not get dunked in the water. Unfortunately, I got dunked into the water with one throw, with a surprising fall into the cold water. The most valuable lesson I learnt at ROCK UP, was knowing how to work with a team and Co-Operating altogether. Camp was also about learning our heading for Camp this year and it was to TAKE CHARGE.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

TECH AT TAMAKI!!


I said to myself “I can’t wait to start tech”. Walking into Tamaki College was like entering a whole new enviroment. It was like I was in wonderland.

As the children were chattering we got there we got told to line up in our Tech lines to wait for our teachers to come and take us. As I was chattering excitedly to my friend next to me, we got told to start making our way to science class with Mr Duan. I was so EXCITED!!

Making our way to the science room, I was walking hurriedly eager to step inside the science room for the very first time. We got to sit anywhere we wanted to, but there had to be at least 5 or more people at your science table. At my table was Ala, Jarna, Matthew, Aidan and of course me.

Once we were seated in our seats, nice and comfortable, without wasting any time we got started straight away. I was ready to start doing experiments and start mixing chemicals and liquids when he said, “Today we are just going to start with the simple things” and that’s when I froze completely for a whole minute saying in my head “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

My brain was so caught in the moment about learning about plants and living creatures that I totally forgot about wanting to learn about experiments and chemicals. Mr Duan finally asked me a question about living creatures. He asked me “Sylvia, Is a tree a living thing?”. I looked at him with a weird look and then the answer popped into my head. I said “YES!’’ and it was correct.

We did other things like looking at pictures of venous flytraps and and knowing what they like to do and eat. I was learning a new skill every time he told us about a new living creature or mammal or even plants. It was very impressing to know that my Science class had known a lot of new things in 2 hours tops.

Once we heard the Tamaki bell go we had to leave the Science room with sadness. We got taken out of the Science room with our Science teacher, Mr Duan. We lined up outside near the Tamaki College gates right near the front. Mrs Nua said in a loud voice to start walking back to school.

So it sadly came to an end. I had learnt a great experience with Mr Duan and hoping to do it again so I was quite happy. I was hoping that tech could have been a lot longer, but the main thing was I learnt something.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Statistics


If you don't know what this weird looking thing is, then it is called a Pie Chart. This is how I found out what people's favorite animal was. Look at this and you'll find out.

First I had to go on Google docs and find out how to make a form and graph. Then I used a tally chart to see how many people liked a Cheetah, Tiger, Jaguar, Shark, Zebra and a Pussy cat which was extra.

As you can see below, the most popular animal was obviously a Cheetah with 44% and then followed by a Jaguar with 24%. I would have thought a Tiger had been the best because of it's speed and you know it's teeth and strong parts.

So now that you know what a pie Chart is, you can learn how to make one and know how to use one. Now in your own spare time or maths time you can make a Pie Chart, that's only if you want to.
11 (44%)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SPLASHING FUN WATER!!!


Going to Swimarama for me was AWESOME!! My day started off feeling like I was abandoned, and then it felt like I was a PRINCESS. It was just a perfect sunny day to be at the pools.

As I entered the pools it was like water land, it was just a AMAZINGLY COOL!! There were Diving boards, a hydroslide, An Indoor pool and a normal pool for everyone to have fun. The first time I had stepped into the pool I felt like I was in a fridge with nothing in it but ice. I stayed in there for a little while and got a little warmer.

I couldn’t stop fiddling with my fingers because I had to wait for the Diving pool and Hydroslide to open. Once they were open I said to myself “ Thank Goodness! The slide and Diving pool is open!” I said in a loud voice to my brother while running “ LET’S HAVE SOME FUUUNNN!!”

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go on the hydroslide or the diving board first it was so hard to decide. So I closed my eyes and imagined which one would be more fun. I opened my eyes and started to make my way to the Diving board.

I got there and I started to climb the ladder to get to the top. I got up and I looked down, I was trying to figure out if I should jump down or I should go back down. I looked down on the diving board saying to myself “ You can do this Sylvia, you can do this”. I closed my eyes and jumped down saying “ WOOHOO!!! “ I felt great once I had done it but the waters went right through my ears so I might go and have a turn on the hydroslide.

I entered the chamber of the hydroslide and I had to walk up the steps steadily and carefully. When I got to the top of the slide there was a green light and a red light. The person in front of me went when the green light went on. The green light came on and I sat on the slide and slid down yelling out “ YAHOO!!”

I had had enough time with the hydroslide and diving pool so I went and played pool tiggy with my brother in the big pool. An hour later me and my brother got called by my uncle because we had to go home. We went to our uncle and both thanked him for taking us to Swimarama and he replied back“ It’s alright!”

Well I thought that would of been my best day in the holidays because it was me and my brothers day to have fun outdoors. I’m wishing we can go there again next holidays. It was the best day ever!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

EARTHQUAKE MANIA!!

I was really sad to find that Christchurch has yet been hit by another terrifying Earthquake. Debris has been spread in all kinds of places, and people are helping one an another beneath the falling rubble. It was also sad that people have lost their loved ones through this devastating earthquake.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NETBOOKS HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED!!


It was finally time for Room20 to get their Net books. I was looking around the room and I saw the class suddenly filling with excitement and happiness. I opened the box and took off the write coating and there it was, my one and only Net book. We weren't allowed to touch the net book but I could'nt help not touching it. I swept my hand on top of the net book and let go.

Mrs Burt finally said, we can open it up and that’s when my heart started to beat really really fast. I opened it and I could'nt believe my eyes. There was a mini web camera, a mouse and tiny little keys. I thought it was the best net book ever. The best thing about it was that we could explore our net books straight away.

I would also like to say a very BIG Thank You to Mr and Mrs Burt for providing us with these precious net books.


I would also like to give a BIG thank you to Mr and Mrs Burt for providing us with these precious net books.