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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Tech

Today was another session of Tech at Tamaki Collage. Today we were programming our Mbot to avoid objects using the sensors. Sensors means something that detects if something is in the way. Like us human our sensors are sight,smell,taste and feel. The program blocks we were using were Action,operators,events and control. On my first try I got it to avoid the bowl but then it fell over the table. This meant that I needed to put a stop. Once doing this I tried it again but i didn't work. So I removed it and tried the obstacle that Mrs Dunn had built using binders,box and flies. My Mbot did avoid the files but it kept bumming into the box. I went back to my computer and change so that is was less than instead of greater than. I really enjoed this weeks lesson and hope to do something more exciting.

Banning Energy Drinks?


Today I have created a DLO based on two points of view which is Yes or No and I have also shared my opinion on this change and a short explanation on what Energy Drinks are. We needed to think about how we were going to back up our evidence and about our opinion on which side we would chose. I think If they said yes we should ban it or no we should ban it I wouldn’t really care because I don’t drink Energy drinks and it doesn't really affect me in any way.

Hiwi the Kiwi Saving the Fish

Saving the Fish

Why do help we fish? What is a fish? Who is doing this? Why is this happening? So many questions pop into our heads when someone says “Saving the fish”. The most important question is why we should save these amazing creatures who can breathe as well as swim under water. It not about how they look nor is it about their size but it's about how each and every fish is still alive enjoying its life underwater. Not only does fish need saving but our water too. Pollution could potentially harm our sea Creatures. Scientists have identified 200 areas declared as 'dead zones' as not a single organism can be grown.

Today Hiwi the Kiwi came to our school to talk about saving our fish. Fish in maori is called Kai Moana. We know that Kia Moana is made up of 2 words Kai and Moana. Kai means Foods and Moana means sea. It important to save our fish as if no fish are saved our New Zealand food tradition Fish and Chips will be broken. What’s harming our fish are plastics. These hard misshapen plastics bottles could kill our Fish’s. Due to plastic pollution over 100,000 fish have died from all sorts of plastic..If we see plastic we should remove it from the ocean.

If all fish are gone people could lose their jobs as fishermen. We learnt that if we caught a fish we should measure it but if the fish was really big we needed to back them back as they are breeding fish. Using a Wet cloth and picking it up and putting it back into the water is another way to say our fish.We do this because if we use our hands the coating that is used to protect the fish’s scales will rub off and the scales will be damage. We needed to remember if we caught a fish we needed to put it in a bucket mixed with salt and ice.

Not only do our fish get harm but our Birds do throwing plastic in the sea makes the seabirds mistake them for food.There are about 1 million seabirds who died each year. Throw water at seabirds to shoo them away from boats when fishing - save our seabirds by keeping boats clean and putting bait away.They also taught us that safety was the most important thing when fishing. Children and Adults must wear life jackets as if the boat is in danger they can hop out and float using the life jacket. Always tell someone where you are going and when you are coming back if in danger use a flare so someone can spot the location you are endangered. Make sure that your boat is clean so it won’t attract birds.

Why do help we fish? What is a fish? Who is doing this? Why is this happening? The most important question is why we should save these amazing creatures who can breathe as well as swim under water. Remember It not about how they look nor is it about their size but it's about how each and every fish is still alive enjoying its life underwater. Not only does fish need saving but our water too. Did you know that over there are about 14 billion pounds of garbage into the ocean that is killing our Fish. If we don't stop what seafood is left to eat.

Financial Literacy


Today some students from LS2 learnt about Financial Literacy ( Money Learning). Today learning intention was - To understand profit equals income minus expenditure. The first thing we needed to do was make a recording sheet in our maths books. We needed to gather some items 2 dice one number 1-6 and a dice that was plain so that we could use a dice to write J,J,H,H,B,B we then gather 2 different colored dices.I was playing with Angela and we were adding up our balances at the end we found that Angela made the most money but had a big amount so that meant that she overdraft she didn't make a profit. l made 121 dollars and taking away 70 dollars for rent l ended up with 60 dollars.

Tips to stay safe on Guy Fawkes



This week since Guy Fawkes is taking place soon, the seniors created simple and creative DLO's about Guy Fawkes. We did this to explain some clear and understanding safety tips about guy fawkes to our juniors. We made it look interesting, by using free icons and clear words.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Summaries the text/Protest



This week in reading, Waiheke group read a book about some of New Zealand's most historical protests. This book was called "Stand Up - A History of Protest in New Zealand".  During reciprocal reading, we made a list of vocabulary, questions, and predictions. The task was to complete a literacy weaving from everyone making their own strip and using two words each from the book. I chose Protest Signs and The Depression Riots. Our summary above made up of two example protests in the book, shows how the people protested and why. What is protesting? It is expressing your opinion of a cause using signs, banners, flags, marches, and etc

Literacy Weaving

This week Waiheke group were practicing Reciprocal Reading to unpack the text that we read. After doing this we got to pick two words from the book. We then used the Literacy weaving template to add our words and pictures. We put the words in the 3rd and 5th boxes and we put our pictures that were related to the words in the 1st and 7th boxes. We didn't put anything in the X part because that was saved to put the other Literacy weaving on top. After doing this we had a learning conversation to discuss the words we picked and meaning.