Thursday, 30 July 2015

New Maths Strategy

My maths group learnt a new strategy to solve all 9 times tables.
Here is an example of what we learnt...

1.  9 x 95= 855
    (10 x 95=950-95=855)

2.  9 x 2.6=23.4
     (10 x 2.6=26-2.6=23.4)

Passion Project Questioning

What: We have been learning about Questioning. We then framed open and closed questions based on my passion project. My topic is...
Grace Rasmussen and Kesha Grant, they are both netball players. Grace plays wing attack (WA) for the Silver Ferns (NZ netball team) and Kesha plays WA for the Tactix (Canterbury netball team).
So What: Our class had to come up with several questions about the character. Then we have to find out the answers to the questions. We had to come up with open questions and closed questions. Open questions always have a long answer or asks someones opinion. Closed questions always have an answer one word long or usually yes or no. My questions share whether they are closed or open and they are...

* How old were you when you started playing netball? Closed
* What teams/clubs have you previously played in? Open
* Why do you like netball? Open
* Do you play any other positions other than WA, and if so what are they? Open
* What is the hardest thing for you in netball and why? Open
Now What: My next step is to ask a variety of questions about the past, present and future.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Wigram Airorce Museum

Me on a mini toy like plane with movable
things e.g a rudder ( tail wing flap ),
This is a model plane that we had to piece together.

On Monday the 11th of May room 10 & 11 went to the Wigram Airforce Museum for the morning half of the day and learnt about flight aviation and how planes can fly. Also how planes have evolved.

My favourite thing I learnt was... there are  
two seater planes that two people can control and they are used to teach people how to fly planes. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Co-operative Plays

What : We worked together in a group to learn and perform a play for the class
So What : 

I was Mia (one of the team members)!
I co-operated with my group well and when we had to chant we chanted in sync. My first line was just after we finished jogging 5 kilometres so I made my character sound exhausted.

Now What : I need to have a clear voice and try to look at the audience rather than looking at the book the whole time.

Friday, 3 July 2015


W.A.L.T: Identify text features and what their purpose is.
The features we had to do find were...
-Title   -Author     -Photos      -Subtitle    -Diagram.   - Label       -Bold text       -Text Box     - Introduction -Comparison   -Paragraph   -Topic Sentence   -Topic Specific Words   -Supporting Details   -Illustrations
Mr Hillary helped us find and understand the ones we couldn't find or didn't know. After that our reading group filled out a sheet that tells you to explain particular text features.
My next step...
is to find the authors hidden message or purpose.