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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Financial Literacy

Today Room 10 had Financial Literacy with Rachael. Finacial Literacy is where people come in and talk to us about how to be good with money. For today's session, we talked about credit and what we use it for. We use credits to buy cars, house, food, furniture, insurance, bills, medical, university, etc. We also talked about people we trust.

Next, 4 volunteers did a skit. Keti and Voni's skit was about lending your friend money and the friend saying that they will pay the lender the next day. Me and Baden's skit was about you lending your best friend your favourite DVD, and the friend returns it back all broken and scratched.

Later on, we had to fill in a little paper before we finished.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Trip to Stardome

On Thursday 12th November 2015, Rooms 7, 8, 9 and 10 students and teachers went on a trip to Stardome. We travelled in 2 buses, rooms 7 and 8 went on one and rooms 9 and 10 went on the other.

Stardome is located in One Tree Hill so we had to travel several kilometres to reach our destination.
Once we reached  Stardome, we had lunch and played for an hour. We played on the Flying Fox and the Octopus Arms. The boys were playing Bull Rush, my friend and I wanted to play, so I asked if the girls can play before we joined in.

An hour went past, we walked inside the foyer and waited for Tim our tour guide to invite us into the Space Room. As we entered the Space Room and sat down, we asked Tim questions about space and astronomy. Tim then talked about the Earth and the Moon, and how far the moon was from Earth. The Moon is 30 times the diameter of the Earth away.

After that, we left the Space Room and wondered about in the foyer, looking at the planets and reading facts about space. As time flowed by Tim called us into the Observatory Room. Inside the room were seats that were lined up. Above us was a dome protruding out of the roof screen. As we settled down in the seats, we watched a movie called Adventures through the Universe. It showed us how the Big Bang created planets and stars. It talked about space and astronomy. It felt weird because to me, it felt like I was in space. When the movie had finished, we learnt about the constellations of stars and planets. We saw all the stars of the planets except for Neptune.

Later on, we left Stardome and travelled back to school. I felt so tired and sleepy after our trip.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Technology: Graphics

Today at Tamaki College the year 7 and 8 students had technology. The year 7's had Sewing and the year 8's had Graphics. 

I was in Graphics. We were still allowed to print our shirts, but we did other activities. We designed juice boxes, but first we had to design 3 and then choose our final one. We designed our juice boxes for the whole session, then we watched some Manaiakalani movies before we left.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Maths - Term 4 Week 2

(1) From Auckland to Waitangi is 229 kilometres. We left Auckland at 9.39 am and arrived at Waitangi at 3.31 pm. Remember we also made three stops before we arrived at Waitangi.
How do the stops we made affect the travel time?
(ANSWER) The stops we made affected the travel time because wherever we stopped we spent a few minutes to roam around, so that made our travel longer.

(2) What is your estimate for the average speed the bus was travelling?
(ANSWER) 85km

(3) If the average speed of the bus is 80 km/h, what time would we have arrived at Waitangi if we didn’t make any stops?
STOP 1: 45 minutes
STOP 2: 30 minutes  (add these times up) = 1 hour and 40 minutes
STOP 3: 25 minutes

Time we arrived at school: 3:31pm - 1 hour = 2:31pm - 31 minutes = 2:00pm = 9 minutes = 1:51pm

(4) The hairdresser has 4.5 litres of dye left. Each tint uses 0.375 millilitres of dye. How many tints can the hairdresser do?

Hairdresser has 4.5 litres left of dye
Each tint uses 0.375 litres of dye

0.375ml x 2 tints = 0.750ml
0.375ml x 4 tints = 1.500L

0.375ml x 8 tints = 3.000L     (add the answers)
0.375ml x 4 tints = 1.500L     (add the tints)
3.000L + 1.500L = 4.500L = 4.5 litres
8 tints + 4 tints = 12 tints (ANSWER)

(5) Three boys share two pizzas equally. Eight girls share six pizzas equally. Who gets more pizza, one of the boys or one of the girls?
BOYS: None because they shared it EQUALLY
GIRLS: None because they shared it EQUALLY

(6) Bas needs to buy 114 cans of soft drink. How many 6-packs should he get?

6 x 10 = 60
6 x 20 = 120  (Subtract 1 away from 20 to make 19 because 120 is 6 more than 114)
6 x 1 = 6, so, 120 - 6 = 114
20 - 1 = 19 sets of 6-packs (ANSWER)

(7) In 1912 the world record time for the 100 metre sprint was 10.6 seconds. It is now 9.69 seconds. By how much has the record changed?

9.69 + 0.31 = 10.0   (add 0.31 & 0.6)
10.0 + 0.6 = 10.6
0.31 + 0.6 = 0.91 seconds

⅗ + 4 ⅘ = 5 2/5

6/8 - ⅜ = 3/8

23.3 + 2.89 = 26.19

0.008 + 0.07 = 0.078

3.42 + 8.97 = 12.39

Duffy Assembly

Duffy Assembly

On Friday 23rd October 2015, Glenbrae School had Duffy Assembly. It started after morning tea. I was so excited for the assembly to start. When everyone was assembled to the hall, the Junior classes and some of the Senior classes sat on the floor, and Rooms 9 and 10 sat on  the seats.

Before  the show started, the entertainers discussed 3 simple rules.
Rule 1: We were allowed to call out the answers
Rule 2: Our bottoms had to touch the floors or the seats during the show at all times
Rule 3: When they did the X sign. that meant that everyone had to quiet down

Soon the show started. It was about a girl who didn't like reading books. She found it boring to go to the library and read books, she would rather watch television or play games. She was failing in her grades  at school. One day, she met a  boy named Duffy, she saw him in the library, she asked him why he liked going to the library. Duffy said that he liked to imagine and dream, but the girl didn't bother to listen, so Duffy took her  to the library and asked her  some questions like 'What she likes', 'What her favourites things are' or 'What she admires'. Sooner or later, she started to read books and fairytale stories, she even started to dream and imagine. She kept visiting the library  from day after day, she asked her mum if she can get a  library card so that she can issue out some books to read. Her mother wasn't really a fan of reading, until Duffy found her a book about fishing. Once she got  her library card she started issuing out books, she kept reading, imagining and dreaming, then her grades were improving in her school work. From that day onwards, she kept dreaming and imagining by reading.

The show was hilarious  One thing I learnt is to never give up, keep imagining and dreaming by reading a lot of books.


Kiwican Reflection

On Friday 23rd October 2015, Rooms 10 and 9 had Kiwican straight after the Duffy Assembly. Our teachers were Miss Tuia and Mr Numia as usual. Our new theme is Respect and our new  topic is Respecting Ourselves.

We  talked  about  our  Personal  Strengths and how  everyone is  different, not everyone is the same. We had a warm up game. We were divided into 2 groups. One person goes inside the circle and says something that they think they  are good at, and the ones  that think that they  are good at it too runs around the circle. Whoever is the last person to reach there spot  has to be inside the circle and then  it is there  turn to say something  that  they think they are  good at.

After that we played a game, when  someone calls out a fruit, we had to jump away  from the taggers, but we were only allowed to jump once. If the person calling out  the fruit names calls out  something that is not a fruit, and we jump then we are out.

We played until it was time for the points. Both  classes got  23 out of 25.