Tag: 2022

Commonwealth Games

Hi, everyone!

Currently, the Commonwealth Games are taking place in Birmingham, England and will be finishing today. So, for Literacy this morning, we had to do a bit of research on the multi-sport event.

Below is my finished presentation and I’ll be posting my create task for it soon after this :))

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Measurement – Conversions

Hi, everyone!

This is my maths task for today. It is all about converting measurements. So like, grams into kilograms, centimetres into metres, etc. I found this task quite nice and I’ve already learnt about converting measurements at the library with my study group so that was a little bit of pre-learning, I guess.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy :))

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T3W1 : HW Literacy

Hi, everyone!

For the literacy section in this week’s homework sheet, I had to write a six sentence story based on an image. The vibe that I got from it was a really gloomy one, but there was one small thing that the man in the image held that shone brightly nonetheless, and it was a few roses!

So I decided to turn that little detail into a piece of writing with a meaning behind it.

Basically, say the man in the story is you, and you feel like you’re ready to give up, but there are a few roses (which is hope and motivation, etc) which keep you going. The meaning is not only about never giving up, but that self care is not selfish, and you should never have to worry or feel guilty about taking time off to focus on yourself :))

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(1) As the cool breeze nibbled hastily at his bare skin and the clothes that he wore which were his only source of warmth, the man let out a sigh of exhaustion. (2) “So this is how it feels to give up?” the man asked himself in his head. (3) As the unsettling darkness began swallowing the man whole, he felt as if every positive emotion had left his body. (4) But even so, in the corner of his eyes sparkled a few glittering roses. (5) Bending over to pick them up, he realised that there was still hope and it gave him motivation to keep going. (6) He realised that although he felt drained, he could always keep going when he was ready.

A Surprise Local Delicacy

Hi, everyone!

This morning during literacy, my class had to partner up with a buddy to try a surprise “local delicacy” (as Mr. Moran described it). I looked forward to it, but was also very nervous. Below is a short descriptive piece of writing based on what happened! :))

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Usually when you get told that you’d be eating a local delicacy blindfolded as it would a surprise, you would think that you’d be munching on some sort of sweet treat with a gentle coat of sugar on top. Well that was what I convinced myself into believing, and I was totally wrong. My sweet fantasy would soon be disrupted by the citric acid coating on a small sphere that would be stinging my tongue like there was no tomorrow.

Because I couldn’t see it at first, the acid felt sort of spiky, and I almost thought that it would be some sort of insect’s head. It didn’t help that beforehand, Maria was gagging and saying stuff like, “Ew, it looks so weird!” 

I first smelt it, but for me, it didn’t really have a scent at all. So when it was time to taste the treat, I was too nervous that I just took a small lick, but even so, it was still so incredibly sour that I most definitely was not going to eat the rest of it.

Mount Wellington Drawing (Before and After)

Hello, everyone!

In the image attached below in this blog post is the final product of my before and after Mount Wellington Google Drawing! I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

As you can see, there is quite a large difference between the left and ride side of the drawing. One of the main differences being the difference between the living situations. In the “before” side, there are huts, whilst in the “after” side, there are some more modern homes.

The reason why I put a lake on the “before” side is because the Tāmaki River/Estuary would help travellers to get wherever they wanted to easily. So back then, having access to many parts of Aotearoa easily would’ve be extremely helpful.

I hope you like it :))

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Would You Rather Be Sticky or Itchy Forever?

Hi, everyone!

Today for Cybersmart with Mr. Goodwin, Room 4 learnt about Google Forms and we even made our own. We learnt how to add images to the form so that it could be more interesting for the person answering it. I based my form on the question “Would you rather be sticky forever, or itchy forever?

Personally, I think I would choose itchy forever and just use some itching cream, and just hope that it relieves the itching. The image attached below is what my classmates chose, but what would you choose?

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If you would like to answer the form, here it is :))

Protect Our Oceans – Poster

Hi, everyone :))

As we all probably know, it is extremely important to take care of the Earth.
From the plants and forests, to the many bodies of water and unique creatures that accompany us on this very planet, we should all be doing as much as we can to keep the Earth healthy.

On Monday, BLAKE NZ-VR came to our school to teach each classroom in Team 5 more about the importance of marine life and the differences between unprotected parts of the water and protected parts using VR. There were many obvious changes, such as little to no seaweed, a few fish, and grey water.

So with that being said, everyone in Room 4 created a poster about protecting our oceans. We had to include 2 facts in it, readable yet fitting fonts, and 3 animals!

I’m really happy with the way my poster turned out! I used Google Drawing for the text and poster in general, and Photopea for the right side of the ocean’s colouring. I hope you like it!

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