Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Raffle 4 a ride news

Raffle 4 a Ride was a success
Raffle for a ride is getting to school in a way that you wouldn't normally go to school, e.g, a helicopter. On 17th April, Russell Street School was celebrating the 34 students who got an excellent ride that you won't often get because it is an bi-anuall event. You don't often get to school like this, but these kids don't either. These kids weren't nervous, they were excited, even though there was really heavy rain. So heavy that when I was recording, my iPad got wet.

The supporters club put it on to make money. The tanks seemed to be the popular one, with around 30+ children wanting to get on. People got things like bullets for a gun. Fire trucks, ambulances, sports cars, huge cars, tiny cars, weird cars, flying Cars. Oh wait, you can't get them yet can you. Maybe Helicopters for the time being. 

Ivan, the property manager is probably getting mad of all the wheelies that the sports cars were doing. Wheee ooh, Wheee ooh, as the siren goes suddenly. Gone silent again. That's better. Students in Poutama which is the schools open plan classroom got around 20+ students on a ride. Raffle for a Ride was an epic success. The End.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Reading Portfolio Sample Tane Neilson

Nearly 40 people in Auckland have recently been diagnosed with the infectious measles disease.
Westlake Boys High School on Aucklands North Shore is one of the hardest hit communities with 20 ill students. 
Several other Westlake Boys High pupils who have not been immunised against measles have been asked to stay away for the next two weeks.
Measles is a very serious disease that is highly contagious and can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 
The symptoms include fever, a cough, sore eyes and a rash. There is no treatment, and complications can be severe.
The Auckland Health Service has estimated that around 750 people are at immediate risk of catching the highly contagious disease.
Dr. Julia Peters said the Health Service had been working with the North Shore school for just over a week when the first case of measles was found there.
"This is definitely more than what we'd normally see. We're working hard to contain the measles within the Auckland region."
Dr. Peters said many people who had come down with the disease had recently been overseas and, in particular, in the Philippines.
The public health service has sent information to parents and students at Westlake Boys High and asked that those students who are not sure whether they have been immunised against measles to stay away.
"What we're trying to do is isolate those students as well as those who have measles, because students who are not immunised can get sick," she said.

Another seven cases of measles in Auckland are being investigated - three of them from the same school.
What to watch for Symptoms
* High fever.
* Runny nose, cough, red eyes.
* Small white spots inside mouth.
* Red, blotchy rash on face and neck and later over entire body.

WALT: Analysing an article
Task: Answer questions based on a Newspaper Article.
Success Criteria:
Show critical thinking in your answers.
Answer questions in full sentences.
Use correct spelling and punctuation.

1) How do people contract measles?
People get measles by being close to another person who has measles and you don't have the injection.

2) Why do you think so many students at Westlake High School have contracted measles?
Some people haven't had the injection and people don't know if they have measles or not.

3) What is the Auckland Health Services main role in this measles outbreak? 
Trying to not spread the measles case all over the country.

4) In the article Dr. Peters said “many people who had come down with the disease had recently been overseas and, in particular, in the Philippines.” Why do you think this is?Sometimes, people can bring diseases from other countries that they don't know about.

5) In your opinion what would be the best way to avoid getting measles?
By letting the people who have measles and who don't have the injection go home.

Use the following criteria to assess yourself and your peer

Show critical thinking in your answers.

Answer questions in full sentences.

Use correct spelling and punctuation.

Self Assessment:


Peer Assessment:

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

WALT: subtract using place value

This is me proving that I can do the number line stratagy. The number line stratagy is a stratagy when you have a number line and you have a question to answer. For example, you have 45 jelly beans and you want to give 28 to your friend. Now you put the 45 on the end of the number line like this 

---------------------------------------45. Then you have to takeaway 2 big fries like this

---------------------------------------45 Now you have to takeaway 8 small fries like this
---------------------------------------45 So you can see that you takeaway 2 tens = 25, then you takeaway 8=17. So the answer is 17.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

ANZAC Day & World War 1

ANZAC Day means Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. Each year on the 25th April, we celebrate all the people who survived and died. This year, ANZAC day would have been on for 100 years. The war started in 1914. The war was being held in Gallopili, Turkey. It carried on until 1918. In 2010, Brisbane kids were banned to go to the ANZAC parade. I think that kids should be allowed to go to the parade because their relatives might have been in the war and then they can cheer them on.