Friday, 27 February 2015

Crazy bus stop writing

Purpose: Describe the characteristics of an object.
 We had to describe this photo of a bus stop in Athens, Georgia. 

Crazy bus stop catchs the eye of the nation.

Ever wondered what a bus stop would be like in the future?
Well here's your answer. Twenty seven year old Bobbi Jones of Athens, Georgia created this captivating marvoul after her dog, the late Stevey Jones, passed away. " I wanted to make somthing to remeber him by." Bobbi quoted " He used to enjoy going for strolls to the dump." "A great work of art, symbolising our city." Stated Mayor Dullbrain. Several hours before the revelation Neighbour Noser Parker recalled hearing loud noises coming from the backyard. "At first I thought it was the dog, then after the noise continued I got curious and went round  to see if everything was allright. On arrival I was reasurred that everything was fine." Mrs Parker stated. The real question that's rocking the nation is how? Who would chuck away a perfectly good bus, Let alone three? 

Monday, 23 February 2015

Escalator remake

Description: We watched a video about to people who get stuck on an escalator and don't show the ability to act. We made our own video s like that one. Here is the link to that video. Olivia, Bella and I made two videos. One was about Bella getting stuck under the deck and not showing the ability to act. The other was about Bella trying to open a locked door when there is an open one right next to the locked one.

Big idea: We had to make our videos around this criteria. Hope you like our videos.

Criteria: (Content)
1. Video - 30 seconds long, time is limited.
2. Scenario - Show someone being stuck and not using the ability to act.
3. Clear Message - Short sharp clip. Can the watcher get the point of your video?

4. Unique - Coming up with something funny that gets a laugh
from others.
5. Time Passing - Do you need to show time passing in your clip to emphasise your message.

Criteria: (Movie)
1. Light - Make sure the sun isn’t creating a hard to see clip.
2. Voice Volume - Needs to be louder than other background volume eg Noise, Kids.
3. Frame - What’s in the frame to make your message obvious
4. Steady Hands - Make sure the camera is still.
5. Individual Clips - Don’t do one continuous shot of 30 seconds. Make a range of short clips and join together.

Evaluation: Next time I would like to work on keeping my voice louder and much clearer. I can do this by recording myself speaking and listening to myself.

Feedback/Feedforward: In the first one you could of made it so you can actually see that she was pulling not pushing, and at the end it was good because we saw that it was unlocked but Bella didn't know and in the second one at the end make it louder because its quite, I think you did well with the framing. Rileigh

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Disgusting Food

Purpose: Describe using our senses.

Task: A time I had to pretend I liked that particular food.

Description: During writing we wrote  about a time when we had to pretend we likeda particular food.I racked my brain until finally I found something to write about. Blue vein cheese. The putrid flavor tainted my tongue just thinking about it. So here it is.

The honey drizzled over it didn't hide the pumping veins and the cat sick yellow of the cheese.
It's smell was concealed by the golden coating of honey.
Reluctantly I placed it in my mouth and bit down.
The putrid taste of rotten compost hit me, making me want to keel over and throw it all up.
I gulped it all down, hoping it would stop it from tainting my mouth with it's disgusting flavor. It didn't.
"Who would want to eat such a hideous thing like that?" I thought.
I'll never forget the feeling of that cube of sickening slime.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Description: This term we have started swimming again. We are preparing for swimming sports. Swimming sports is a selection of different races between students. There are races of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. We made three videos of each stroke so that we could observe our swimming and create our goal around our skills in the pool. Here are my videos.

The Big Idea:  I watched carefully and decided on my goal. My goal is to: Work on my kicking my legs more in backstroke so that I can go faster and more smoothly. To achieve this I will lift my hips up higher and kick harder. I will know when I have achieved this goal when I am concentrating more and I know I can't get it wrong. I will ask a buddy for feedback and ask them to take a video of me so that I can be sure. then I will be ready to pick a new goal. I aim to get have acheived my goal before swimming sports.

This is a video of me a few weeks later after practise.

Evaluation: I think I have improved in backstroke because at simming sports I could feel my toes comingto the surface and family told me that I as swimming in a straight line and that my hips were up higher. Next time I ould ork onmy arms and keeping them Oppisite so that when one of my arms are out of the water the other one is breaking the surfuce.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Maths tests

Description: In maths we did three tests,' each of a different level. If you got over eighty percent then you pass to the next stage.The first one was stage four. I got 100 percent. The second one was stage five. Again I got 100 percent. The third one was stage 6. It was extremely hard to do. I got 66 percent. Then we redeemed some of the questions we got wrong, by asking a question related to the question that we got wrong. We had to answer that question in three seconds. I ended up with 74 percent.

Here are my tests.          

Stage 4 

Stage 5

And... Stage 6

The big idea: We had to chose what our goal is going to be by looking at the test and finding the section that we got the most wrong in. Mine is How Many. How many has questions like how many tens are in 56.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Remember writing!

Purpose: To share memories from my childhood.

Description: We read a piece of writing that was about someone's childhood memories and decided to do the same about our childhood memories. We had to have to paragraphs and start both with the word remember. At the end we had to write this was my first... Mine is about my first beach experience. Here it is.

Remember rushing down sand dunes, the hot sand burning our feet, the wind lashing our faces and the peels of laughter carried away to sea.

Remember diving into the cold water, the waves pulling us under and the desperate gasp for air as you  break the surface, readying your self for the next salty plunge.

That was my first beach experience.


Today in maths we learnt about triangles. We were learning about three different types of triangles, Isosceles, Scalene and Equailateral. An Isosceles triangle is a triangle with three sides, but only two are equal in size. A Scalene triangle is a triangle where none of the three sides are equal in size. Last of all the Equailateral triangle has sides that are all equal on size. Here are some of them.



Thursday, 5 February 2015

The treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement between the British and the Maori. William Hobson who was the Governor General was there as a representative for Queen Victoria. It was signed on the 6th of February 1840 there was also a meeting about it on the 5th the day before it was signed. It was signed at the house of James Busby who wrote most of the Treaty and encouraged the chieftains to sign it. Hone Heke was the first chieftain to sign it and urged the others to along with Tamati Waki Nene. Afterwards some disagreement was caused because of the translation from one language to another.   There are three articles in the Treaty:
1: The Queen of Britain has the right to govern New Zealand.
2: The Maori can keep there land. They must agree to only sell their land to the British.
3: All of the Maori are treated the same as the British subjects.