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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Seat Belts

Walt: Look for clues in the text to help us make meaning when we interfere.

Our task was to look for clues in the text to find our best fit answer. Then we needed to eliminate some answers that we think doesn't match the text, needs to be eliminated. Our text was called "Seat Belts." This text was to show people that wearing a seat belt might not be comfortable, but its safe for everybody around you. Most people would get into accidents if they don't have their seat belts on and it outs every bodies lives on the line, when your driving.

Nursery Rhymes


Walt: Use Interesting writing in our writing.
Coincidentally Row, Row, Row your boat, Discreetly down the stream, Observe the fish, then ponder your mind and blurt out Life is but a dream.




One, Two, Three, Four, Five. Once I discreetly caught a fish alive. Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Then I Coincidentally let it go again. Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so. Jacob blurted out, Which Finger did it bite? After that, Aysha Observed her fingers and pondered out, This little finger on my right.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Hero Within

Walt: Look for clues in the text to help us make meaning when we infer. Use the process of elimination to find the 'best fit' answer.

Our task was to read a book and look for clues in the text, that would support our answers. We also needed the element of elimination to take away all of the answers, to find the best fit. We needed to answer some hard questions to put ourselves in the character or the students shoes. This means on how they are feeling inside. Once we have finished, we needed to do some research of our own and find out what "Graves Disease" is.

Year 8 Experience

Walt: Write a blog post about your experience at Tamaki College.

Last week on Thursday, half of the year eights went to Tamaki College as an experience. The students who were going to Tamaki College next year would get to experience the life of a college student. Most of our students were scared because it was their first time in a college. The Year 8's were split into 2 different groups, so that we could get the best experience out of college.

When we arrived, we were welcomed by many amazing people and leaders of the school. We got to meet some of our ex-students that use to attend Pt England School. Tevita, Elizabeth, Liz and many more students, were our guides. They looked after us and made sure that we were on our best behaviour. My first class was Science. We had lots of fun learning about Chemistry, Physics, Biology and many more things.

Once we have finished our first period. We had to go to the library so that we could eat healthy food. There was apples, banana's, chocolate fish and a drink bottle in the middle of the table. While we were eating, one of the Year 9 leaders of Tamaki College was talking to us about the upcoming events in Tamaki College.

Once the day was over, the Year 8's who would be attending Tamaki College learnt lots of things. I've learnt many things from this experience and look forward to attending the college. Now I'm not afraid about starting a new chapter in my life and making new friends again.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Sudoku


For this math problem. We were playing a Japanese game called "Sudoku." All we had to do, was to add up all the numbers and make sure they are the same. Then we needed to use brackets. The easiest way was using something called "BEDMAS." B = Brackets, E = Exponents, D = Division, M = Multiplication, A = Addition and S = Subtraction.


Athletics Day

Walt: Write a Quality blog post about Athletics Day.

Last week on Friday, it was an amazing and sunny day. The weather was gleaming brightly in the sky. Lots of students were excited to play some amazing games in the hot blazing weather. Everybody looked really colourful in their astounding house colours. Most people were being really creative with their looks. We all had to wear our hats because we would get sun burnt. This was for our own safety.

My favourite activity was doing the high jump. The reason being is because we got to jump as high as we could, like we were flying in the air. There were lots of amazing people who could jump really high into the air. I was aiming for my personal best by trying to get to the highest poll. But I didn't make it. But at least I tried my best. This sport was all about trying your best and never giving up.

My second favourite sport was softball throwing. The challenge was to throw the ball as far as you could. But the problem was that we needed to make sure it doesn't go out of the square. Lani threw the ball into the air, it looked as if it had it's own wings of flight. I think this because it was flying through the air. Everybody was aiming for their personal best and to achieve their goals.

My last favourite sport was Volleyball. Before we were about to play, their was a strange atmosphere filling the air. That is when everybody was being competitive with each other. Even if there friends were in another team. That didn't matter to them at all. But a song named "Mi Gente," changed everybody's mood. All the girls started dancing with laughter and they were all just having fun.  Everyone was trying their best to hit the ball onto the other side.

Athletics was all about having fun with your friends and trying your best. You always need to give your all to each sport you do. The most important thing about athletics is to have a laugh with everybody and make the most of your time, before going to college. What athletics means to me is no matter what people say about you, nothing can make you sad or make you give up. I had an amazing time with all of the Year 8 girls.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Test Practice Wk3

                  Walt: Use different strategies to solve addition and subtraction word problems.
                    
Our task was to solve all of the different problems by using our own different strategies that we already know. It took a lot of thinking and using problems to solve each question. Some of the questions were really hard to solve and it took a while for me to finish it off.