Thursday, 1 August 2019
This is my interactive maths game, to practise a mix of multiplication and decimal problems in written form. There are only 5 questions, with either a correct or incorrect answer and a reaction page that i’d like you all to use to give me feedback on my quiz. Note that you can always use a hint, and remember to think about the question carefully. Peers testing my game, and playing others games have helped me bring mine to the next level by looking at my layout, font, colouring, and sizing. Feedback from my teacher was to look at unnecessary capitals in some of the equations. It’ll be obvious if you get it the answer wrong or right, so you can try again or continue to the next question. I really enjoyed creating my own character and making it move, using a GIF maker site. Enjoy!
For tech today we completed our last session for Term 2. with our teacher Mrs Heka, who takes care of food tech show us how to cook traditional food queasiness. Today we cooked Chop Suey from the Samoan culture. This rotations theme is all about cultural food. Since there wasn't an equal amount of students in food class, My group : Joseph and i. Each person had their own roles to complete. Joseph and I worked together to make sure that the food was done properly, and that the main ingredients were prepared to be added in, while i was dicing the onion, chicken, and garlic. The equipment that we used from our trolley was: medium bowl, measuring cups/spoons, knives, Yellow and green cutting board, big pot, strainer, fork, and serving spoon. The ingredients were: mixed veges, chicken, soy sauce, boiling water, oil, vermicelli, and salt. We were told to remove the pot from the heat every 2 minutes, because of the stickiness from the chicken and vermicelli. At the end of the session, as always we cleansed down our top/bottom benches, especially the stoves/cum tray. While we were cooking our chop suey, Mrs Heka was getting the rice prepared and then we dished it which looked so deliciously delicious.
This Term for Maths LS2 are learning about Area and Perimeter which is the Length x the Width. For Maths Me and Joel worked collaboratively, To show our learning we created a DLO and a Screencastify to explain our learning. In this DLO we included a Definition for Area, Perimeter and Formula. We included a Diagram which is the examples that we have created on this DLO and a Learning intention which explains the Maths.
This week in reading, we learnt about the Maori myths and legends. First we watched a video of a Maori story in sand art. To understand more about the story, we created a summary of the story, in partners. My partner was Miiana. This story was about how Papatuanuku and Ranginui were separated by their children, and the journey throughout New Zealand.
During week 9 and 10 I have created a mixed decimals game. I have 5 questions in total and one out of four answers are correct. If you get a question incorrect you can always try again or click on the "help link." If you get the answer correct you move onto the next level. Each level is mixed so not every question is hard or easy. Although, each question does involve decimals and addition. When designing my presentation (game) I decided to have a flower / nature like theme. I made the flowers on the correct slide green and red for the incorrect slide. Each question involves thinking and strategies like place value. Think, Choose wisely and good luck!
Today for phonics we learned the 'I' sound. First we started with making a list of all the words we could think of that have the ' I' sound in them. Then we wrote a sentence using some of the words from our word list, we highlighted the words with the 'I' sound in them.
Yesterday Room 5, LS1 and LS2 went to Motat. At Motat we all got to the gate and waited until the school that was leaving to get in the bus so we can go through the gate to some covers so we can be told what the instructions are. So we stared to walk into the lab where we can put our bags onto a rack where they can be safe. The Teacher told all of us their names Emma, Kenzie and Damon. Emma ask us all a question it was 'Do you know what steam is' someone said 'Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics' LS1 went to go and explore Motat when Ls2 and room 5 stayed and did something else room 5 went with Emma and LS2 went with Kenzie when I was with Kenzie we tried to build a electric car using batteries sadly me and my partner car did not work. After we're finish work Kenzie we went to Emma and we tried to make a light Bolt turn on by making the light go with some lego. After we were finished we started to have lunch after lunch we went to explore Motat it was fun exploring Motat because we learn what they used before we had Chromebook and mobile phones.
Yesterday LS2 went to the Motat as part of our STEAM unit. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. As a showcase of what we did at the Motat I have created a flip book to showcase pictures of the activities that we did.
Today LS2 completed their last session of their rotation for Term 2. Our teacher was Mrs Heka, who takes care of food tech. Today we cooked Chop Suey from the background of Samoa. This rotations theme is all about cultural food. Since there wasn't an equal amount of students in food class, there was a group of 3: Avalon, Joel and I. Each person had their own roles to complete. Joel and I worked together to make sure that the dishes were done, and that the main ingredients were prepared to be added in, while Avalon was dicing the onion, chicken, and garlic. The equipment that we used from our trolley was: medium bowl, measuring cups/spoons, knives, cutting board, big pot, strainer, fork, and serving spoon. The ingredients were: mixed vegetables, chicken, soy sauce, boiling water, oil, vermicelli, and salt. We were told to remove the pot from the heat every 2 minutes, because of the stickiness from the chicken and vermicelli. At the end of the session, as always we cleansed down our top/bottom benches, especially the stoves/crum tray. While we were cooking our chop suey, Mrs Heka was getting the rice prepared.
This week LS2 have been doing some HIIT which stands for High interval Intensity Training. We got all got a partner and together we would take turns doing the workouts we were given. My partner was Florence. The first workout we did was the pull ups, where the partner would hole the sides of the stick and you would pull yourself up so that your chest is alined with the stick. Next were pushups. Here we got to do knee pushups and regular pushups. We would have 30 seconds each for a workout. The last workout was high knees and we had the choice of either doing it on the floor or the stage here my heart rate moniter got to red and so did everyone elses. We then done our stretches and then soon done a challenge where we were to do sqauts and go up with the music said go up and go down when the music said go down. The song we listened to was called " Bring Sally up". I found these workouts a bit hard but also very fun because it pushed my to do much better and to keep believing in myself. A big thank you to Mr Ogilve for setting up the equipment, picking the motivational songs and teahing us how to do these workouts.
Today we were showcasing and explaining our math games that we have been working on for two weeks. The first things we did to create our games was we planned out what the design of the layout would look like and what we would do if someone got the answer correct or wrong we also created some characters that would give you a hint of you were correct or wrong and also something that says congratulations if you got it right and / or sorry try again this was a very interesting activity to end the term because we got to create our own games instead of playing something straight from the internet that someone else made. This gave us a big opportunity to show our skill and also our knowledge.
On Thursday we were going to the pools because to learn water lesson and we had to change fast , so we can straight into the pool then they told us to get in the pool and swim to test us to go on different groups . So when we were in groups I was learning to be water safety and swimming , the first thing that we did is learning to say help , but I was think about when someone was in the middle of the sea and there were nobody were near so someone would lay on my belly and look for shore . It was fun doing the water safety and doing some fun challenges like floating on you back for one minute it was really fun and then we swim next to the line up to the red float then go back and swim backwards and I think every kiwi should be water safety.
Today was our last cooking session for the term. Throughout the whole experience of learning to cook cultural food we have really enjoyed cooking with Miss Heka. In tech today Avalon, Mele and I worked collaboratively together to cook chop suey, during our last session of cooking our goal was to make sure that the food was prepared the dishes were done and dried and put back into the trolly. The ingredients that we used was Vermicelli, Mixed veges, Onions, Garlic, Soy sauce, Hot water, Oil, Chicken. The equipment that we used to cook the ingredients was a large pot, Mixing tool(mixing spoon), Measuring spoons, Measuring cup, Medium bowl, Strainer, Knifes, fork.
This morning, Learning Space 2 showcased the maths games that we have all been working on for the last 2 weeks. My maths game allowed players to practice adding and subtracting decimal numbers. My game included a total of 10 questions, 5 subtraction, 5 addition. A few features that my game included was a scoreboard, an animated calculator as a character, and a certificate at the end that would certify your score. This whole activity started last week where we first needed to plan out the layout of our game. We would do this for the first two maths lessons, and when it was complete we would start getting to work. The program we all needed to use was simple Google Presentation, and to make it into an actual game we would use the linking feature, and link different boxes to other slides in the presentation. I along with the rest of the class had such an awesome time the last two weeks, and we were happy to be given such a fun activity to complete. If you would like to play my game, I have linked it below.
This week Taheesha and I created a summary of a Maori story. In this task, we watched a video, which was about how the Maori creation story of the world was formed by the separation of Ranginui, the Sky Father, and Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, by their children.When watching the video found the key pictures or information and inferred what the story would be about, since it was told by sand art. In this summarising DLO, We first wrote down the 20 important words, then the 6 very important words and lastly we used the words to create sentences about the video.