Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Book Box : Fever- Renara Hopkins

Fever: Renara Hopkins

For this text, I know that it fits the “Explanation” genre, it’s trying to tell the audience something… And also, the story that Renara Hopkins wrote did sound real to me.

The journal level of this text is “Level 4, Year 7”.

She has been waiting for so long- Now Carly has come.. : This story is about a young girl named Carly, who went on a school trip learning how to “Milk Cows”.. It was to a working farm, and they’d get to milk and feed cows with a bottle. On the way to the farm, Carly had caught a flu… It started to get really bad! She didn’t want to tell her mum and dad, because she didn’t want them to make her stay home.. The flu had gotten worse! On their first day of Milking Cows, Carly’s voice started to faint “Faint, Faint”... She fainted and couldn’t hear anyone.! Her saliva couldn’t swallow down her neck.. The light would burn her eyes, she just wanted to close them..After a while, when she was left alone in the room, Carly could her some voices, it faded once and then showed.. It was the pale-faced girl. She smiled.. She laid her hair against Carly’s pillow, and made her feel better the next day.. Carly’s parents came, wondering to not wake her up! Soon that morning, the pale-faced girl had followed Carly!...

The thing that enticed me into reading this book was the “TITLE”.. It doesn’t really sound that catchy, but as you look deeply into it, you would want to wonder what the book is actually going to be about..

Many people around the world have been telling scary stories to each other, and so this means that I think the author to this book had written it because she wanted to tell people about what she knows and what she grew up learning.

In this book, the author clearly didn’t talk about the TITLE.. The parts I read in this book was just about Carly milking the cows and a pale-faced girl following her..
  1. How did she get the fever?
  2. Where did the other souls go?
  3. Why did it have to be based on Carly milking the cows?
  4. Why did you choose this text
  5. What inspired you to do it?

There are no other text compared to this story that I have read!

QuickQure Maths

IALT: Use graphs to describe the relationship and devise and use problem solving strategies. 

Today we solved an algebra problem to calculate the day wheather Rose or Mr Morrison would finish their QuickQuery Cough Medicine first. 

I have used times tables and divisions to help me calculate the day Rose and Mr Morrison would overlap with the amount of medicine per day. 

We make links to STATISTICS and chose a line graph to show our thinking. You can see clearly, that Rose and Dad finished their medicine on the same day...

What I found challenging? I didn't get it at first, but when my teacher gave an example, I started to think it quick and had my answer.

The fun part of this session was sharing my knowledge with the people around me and getting to change my ways of maths...

I now understand more of Level 4 algebra mathematics and no more need to use a table to help me!

Here is an example of my work:

90mls = 1BTL
5mls = Every 6hours 

5x18 =  90 -- 18 Divided by 3 = 15 

Mr. Morrison:
300mls = 1BTL
30DZ = 1BTL
300 divided by 10 = 30
3x6 = 18 

90 divided by 05 = 18..
30 divided by 05 = 6

Here is my graph lining to show my knowledge. 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Whakatauki O te Wiki:

Kia Ora Viewers! Today's whakatauki is:

"Na to rourou, Na taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi"
With your food basket and my food basket, we will thrive.

My personal meaning for this whakatauki means: My basket of knowledge, your basket of knowledge, our ideas will become one. 

So basically, what I'm saying is that, with one person and the other, as both ideas are together, we will thrive....
We should be collaborating ideas and should be working as a team for the purpose of our knowledge.

Have a read through my presentation:

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Topsy Turvy Twins

WALT: Solve level 4 algebra problems!

Today we solved an algebra problem to calculate how much money would be spent and earned by 2twins. Tom started with $20 and spent $2pd. Tia started with $0 and earned $2.50pd. 

I used a table and times tables to help me calculate the day Tia would overlap Tom with money. 

We make links to STATISTICS and chose a line graph to show our thinking. You can see clearly, that Tia had more money than Tom.

What I found challenging?When I was working with my buddy, the answer we came up with was " $115".. This was fine because, as the class came together, we combined every idea as one and came with the answer of $10 by Friday.

Here is evidence to show my line graph learning! 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Kupu Tari O Te Wiki

Kia Ora Koutou! Today, I will be sharing with you, my: "Kupu Tari Ko Te Wiki". 
Which means: "Word study of the week"...

I will be speaking maori throughout the year, because I am in a bilingual Te Reo akomanaga(Class).

Although, today, I have been studying on a word study of the week. 

Nga Kupu Tari O Te Wiki koia nei:
TAUARU: Pursue  

What is personification?
*Chase or Follow
* Seek 
* Shadow something

1. "The officer is about to pursue the car"

Take a look at my google drawing and it may give you a clue on what PURSUE means;

Whakatauki O te Wiki

Kia Ora Viewers! Today's whakatauki is:

Ma Pango, Ma Whero, Ka oti ai te mahi.. 
With black and white, the job will be done..!

My personal meaning for this whakatauki means: Weaving each other in one, to get the JOB done.!

So basically, what I'm saying is that, no matter who you are, you can still blend in and the job will be done easier and faster.. Because we are all unique and have different techniques and talents in show case that we didn't know of. So, if we work together, the job will be done.

Friday, 4 August 2017

PB4L : School Assembly

This week, Tamaki's PB4L is relating to how we act in a school Assembly.. This poster is to show how we should act in Expectations and How we really act in Reality. 

Here is the poster I have made.. (Took me 8 minutes to create).