Saturday, 29 March 2014

Weet-Bix TRYathlon 2014 WALT: evaluate

Success Criteria:
Share an experience so that someone else feels as thought they are experiencing it with you.
Share what you learnt
Share what you would do differently next time

The day came. I hoped in the car, waiting for the race to begin. The car parked. It was so busy it took us around 10 minutes to park because the traffic was as busy as Auckland. There were people everywhere. I got my bike out of the boot and pedaled as fast as a cheetah can run. I was competing 8 year old kids. The race began. I had to swim 100 meters and the pool was 1.00meter - 1.5 meters. I was only 1.3 meters at the time. But I did it. I got out, then started running to my bike. I found my bike. I immediately got my towel, dried myself, and put on my clothes. I have to run and hold my bike at the same time. Now I can hope on. I am sweating. "I might not be able to do it", I was saying to myself. But I know it can, but biking 4 kilometers might take a while. "Turn left", I said. "Turn left onto Ruha Street". "Turn left to the holiday park". "Follow the path ahead". "Turn left onto The Manawatu River Bike Track". "Turn Left onto Fitzherbet Ave". "Turn Left onto Manaroa Street". "Follow the path". I have to hope off again. Run, Run  Run! I'm out of breath. I will try to catch it by putting my bike away, then I will tie my laces. Run, Run. I now have to run. I am 100% out of breath. I will just walk a little bit. Now run. Nearly there. Then I can get my medal. And a glass of water. And maybe another photo from the media. Yay! 2 photos from the media.

Self Reflection: I shared what I learned, and I need to improve on sharing what I would do differently next time.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

WALT: set SMART Goals (camp goals)

My goal is to overcome my fear of heights. I have chosen this goal because sometimes when I am up really high, I feel sick. I know I will have achieved this goal when I don't think about getting sick. I can help myself achieve this goal by just concentrating on the rock climbing. My 2nd goal is to try new foods. I have chosen this goal because sometimes I am fussy. I'll know when I have achieved this goal when I like more foods. I can help myself achieve this goal by asking someone who has eaten the food and have a try myself

Monday, 10 March 2014

WALT: use rhyme patterns effectily

Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.

Run Run on the midnight sun.
Skid Skid on a power grid.
Throw throw like a tennis pro.
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.

Walk walk on drawing chalk.
Sing Sing on Highland Fling.
Sing Sing on a storage ring.
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.

Cry Cry on a pumpkin pie.
Cry Cry at your Junior High.
Climb Climb at Breakfast time.
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.

Kick Kick a walking stick.
Shout Shout and throw a hammer out
Help Help I'm falling out.
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.

Maths Portfolio Sample

Statistics:  Stem and Leaf Graph

WALT: gather, display and discuss data

Success Criteria:  
  • Gather relevant information
  • Display data on a stem and leaf graph
  • Make some conclusions about the data

To present information about reaction times using a ruler.


Stem and Leaf Graph:

Sorted Stem and Leaf Graph:

Conclusions: My slowest reaction time is 30+. My fastest reaction time is 15.

Self Assessment:
  • I can gather relevant information

  • I can display data on a stem and leaf graph

  • I can make some conclusions about the data

Peer Assessment:
  • I can gather relevant information
  • I can display data on a stem and leaf graph
  • I can make some conclusions about the data

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

$100 Word Challenge

Tane Name: $40
UK Most Expensive Country: $148
Japan Least Expensive Country: $42
Lunch Boy $100 Word: $100

Monday, 3 March 2014

WALT: use a change of pace and direction to get free for a pass

In Catch Me If You Can (CMIYC) I am learning to change pace and direction so I can get free for a pass. To get free for a pass, you need to move into space. Then you tell the person for the ball. If the defender moves in front of you, keep moving.

Milania, 5, takes long way home

Milania Lang is only 5 years old, but she didn't let 6.8km of busy roads get in the way of an epic solo scooter journey.
Milania's intrepid outing began when mum Kamilla took her and two friends, plus Kamilla's 19-year-old niece Danielle, to watch a movie at the Auckland waterfront on a recent busy Sunday 
"We'd been at the Lantern Festival and I'd heard there was a kid's movie on at the Wynyard Quarter. So I decided to take the children to see it."
With the three children and Danielle, Kamilla went to an information centre on the waterfront to ask about the film.
"They were only about a metre behind me. I thought Milania was just an arm's reach away." But setting out for Princes Wharf, Kamilla realised Milania was missing.
"I asked the others if they knew where she was; but they didn't. So we started frantically looking." But Milania was nowhere to be seen.
Security staff reviewed CCTV footage, which revealed Milania had looked away at the moment the others went into the centre and it showed her looking around, confused, and scootering off in the opposite direction. 
Kamilla called the rest of Milania's family and they came immediately to join the search. After about an hour, the police were called.
One of the officers asked if there was any chance of Milania having gone home. Kamilla thought it unlikely but went with an officer to their home almost 7km away.
"I left the other children with my friend, and drove home in the car. The officer said it was time for us to alert the media and get a helicopter out. That really hit me hard."
They arrived at the family home, but Milania was nowhere to be seen. As they were driving back, a policewoman saw a small child four doors from the home, sitting on a footpath.
"She asked me 'is that her'," said Kamilla. And it was and she was very tired and quiet, but calm. The first thing she said to me was 'you lost me Mum'!
Milania explained she'd lost sight of the group and thought they must have headed home. "So she decided to scooter home to find us. She had to cross some of Auckland's busiest streets all by herself."
Milania's journey is all the more remarkable as she has been to the Wynyard Quarter only two or three times this summer.
Asked if she was scared or sad during her epic journey, Milania responded: "I cried, but just a little."

Comprehension Questions

WALT: Analysing an article

Record your responses to the following questions on your blog. (Think about a suitable title) 

1) Do you think Milania did the right thing? What could she have done instead?  I don't think she did the right thing. She could have waited where she was and asked a police officer for help.
2) What are some potential dangers that Milania faced? Busy streets, stranger because they could have kidnapped her, and driveways.
3) Define Frantically and what is another word for it that you could use. Another word for Frantically is Worried.