Friday, December 13, 2013

Year 8 Camp highlights 2013

Last week on Tuesdays the year 8s at Pt England School went to camp Keswick in Rotorua, there was only two thing that I liked at camp that we did. First was the Agrodome where we got to watch a sheep getting its wool shaved off. Also being able to see some of the worlds best sheep, which was really cool. But the best thing that I loved about the Agrodome was looking and holding baby animals like Rabbits,Lambs and other things.

Next thing that we did that liked was the luge rides on the last day of camp. I was really excited, as I made my way down the track, I was screaming and laughing all the way down. It was scary because I was going really fast down the hill and nearly crashed. Once I did but it didn't hurt at all. I got to have another turn and I didn't even listen to the signs that said slow down on the bends, but it was totally worth it. Those were my two is my highlight about camp.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Netbook Reflection Alexandria.J 2013

The  things about having a Netbook is being able to complete my tasks on time. My Netbook has made my learning improve and more fun to do.

With Google Drive we able to be creative with our learning using, Google presentation, Documents and heaps more. Skills that I have developed this year with my Netbook are maths strategies and basics facts from Maths Whizz , Xtra Math and Teachers Tool that we do daily. My Netbook is a great learning tool it has helped me to accelerate my learning and achieve my goals throughout the year at Pt England School. It provides me with  the opportunity to  research specific information that is related to the topics that I am doing.

The disadvantage that this Netbook has is when it sometimes starts to freeze.

Overall, with my Netbook learning has become much easier to do and share global.

My Highlights For This Year 2013

My first highlight for year is how we get the opportunity to any sports we want. Not like last year there were sports we couldn't do because it had to be years eights, But when I turned year eigth I did things that I wasn’t able to do. Which was really great and fun.

For my second highlight it have to be making heaps of new friends during this year. Who are Jaylee,Jessica,Serena,Mary I,Mary L,Caroline, Eleva, Grace.They are the best friends that I have ever had.The one thing that I like about them is that they have their own funny personality.

Then for my third highlight it would have to be having Mr Barks as our maths teachers. Because he has taught me a lot about maths during this year. He has been a great help to me with my weak points in maths.

If I would have a low light, it would have to be leaving this school. I wouldn’t want to leave the teacher that once taught and made who I am now.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Year 8 Camp Reflection 2013

The year eights went to Keswick for camp in Rotorua. I don't have that much good highlights about camp because it was mostly boring. On the first day of camp we went to the camp ground and played on the park and trampoline there.It was the most fun thing that I we did on the first day. We also went for a run in the mountains which trying hard and build ups.

Waking up at 6 in the morning was annoying.We then had to do running at 7am, before breakfast. During breakfast we got to make sandwiches for lunch. We then hoped onto the bus and went to see the only active geyser in New Zealand. It was cool watching it erupt, but the only thing that recked it was the smell that it released.

After that we went to a sheep show and got to meet some of the best sheep that came from all over the world.We even got to see a sheep getting its wool shaved off, also a big cow getting milked. When the show was finished we went into the nursery and was baby animals.We even got to feed them and hold them. We couldn't do any of the other activities because of the weather.So we went back to the camp grounds and had lunch there.

The next day we went to blue and green lake. It was raining which made the trip even worst.We had to walk all the way over to the other side of the lake.It was the annoying and tiring walking ever.The walk took about one hour for us.It was really slippery and dirty.We finally made it to where the bus was. People got to swim but I decided to stay in the bus, to try and get warm.

When they finished swimming we went back to camp.AFter that the teachers made a plan for us to go to the pool which costed $2. Mrs Nua used her debit card to pay us in.It was really cool at the pools in the beginning  I played touch in the shallow pool I had heaps of fun.Then i went to the big pool which was mega deep.  BUt the fun thing was that we got to bomb in the pool.

When we finished swimming we went back to camp and practiced the prize giving dance.After that we had dinner and then went to bed. On our last day of camp we had to pack up our stuff and clean up our cabins. When we finished we hoped onto the bus and made our trip back home. Finally after a long trip we got to school, as i got out of the bus I was my brother claude. I go my bag then started making my way home.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Writing Sample November 2013 Alexandria

It was a peaceful night Grace and her friends Mary and Jessica, were sleeping after a fun night.It was Graces first time being at her friends house it was huge.As she was sleeping she felt that there was an unpleasant presence.

Grace suddenly woke up to a whisper in her ear. Frightened and scared she looked for her friends for comfort.She couldn't find them anywhere in the room, grace started to panic. Where could they be?she wondered. What could of happened to them what might happen to me in this place, I thought to myself.

Remembering the whisper in her ear sent shivers down her spine. As she was standing there thinking. The door creaked open she jumped in shock.Scared to even make a inch of movement.There was another whisper, “what do you want from me” she shouted. but there was no reply.

She stood there in silence. she could feel that there was something behind her.She turned to see what it was. In an instant she was being dragged out of the room and down the hall.Eyes shut close screaming help, hope that someone would come to her rescue.They stopped the unknown figure was gone.

Grace opened her eyes to find her two friends Mary and Jessica standing in front of her.Tears of joy filled up in. Graces eyes. She ran to give them a hug.”Where were you guys” she asked.”We were in the kitchen getting something to eat” they replied.” Your house is haunted” I said my voice shaking.They both started to laugh” sorry about that it was our brother he likes to scare our friends when they come over.Phew I thought that it was a ghost.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Creative Strand Reflection

Alex , Jay and Rena 2013 Rap from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Intro: Last week we were given the opportunity to create a movie based on an event of our choice . We had to think of something that was different , that would stand out from all the rest.  So we both agreed on researching Martin Luther King , I Have A Dream.
We wrote a rap together, rehearsed it , recorded it then we made a animation to go along with it.

The reason why we chose Martin Luther King was because he is a true hero to us all, he stopped racism back in 1963 when he spoke his mind with a speech called “ I Have A Dream”

Positives: I really enjoyed working on this project because not only did we create animations we also learned a lot of information about Martin Luther King, he set his people free from racism so that the blacks would have the same rights as the whites.  Blacks had experienced things that no one should ever experience it was horrible, but thanks to Martin Luther King he put a stop to it.

Negatives: (Things to work on) I personally think that Alexandria and I could have managed our time better, so that we could create a more detailed animation with awesome editing. I didn’t like the fact that we had to wait for IMAC’S and by the time we were given one , we were rushed to upload our video  to vimeo but we weren’t quite finished with our editing!!

Interesting:  The thing that I found interesting about this project was how much knowledge we had gained in a week, we had learned so much about Martin Luther King in such a small space of time. The other thing was , how cool our rap was!!

This week was awesome, but next time we will definitely manage our time better.  We will work  harder and we will make a more detailed movie with a good message to go along with it.  

Jay and Alex Decimal DLO 2013

The question that we am doing is about Decimals. We are going to have to add the decimal all up to get our answer. The question is that Andrew weighs 45.6kg and his cat weighs 4.8kg, so we have to add 45.6 and 4.8 together.

The strategy that we are going to use is rounding one of the decimal numbers to the nearest ten. First we will add 0.2 to 4.8 and then takeaway 0.2 from 45.6.So the question now will be 5 + 45.4 the reason that we took away 0.2 from 45.8 after adding 0.2 to 4.8 is to balance the numbers or there will be two much.

So now we will have to add 45.4 and 5 together.We know that 5 and 45 will add up to 50, then we just add the leftover 0.4 and the answer we got is 50.4