Monday, 29 August 2016

Donald Trump US Election

For Literacy The Dr Seuss and I have been reading a story about the US election that is happening in USA right now, and seeing the different the perspectives that the different groups want to do for america and for other countries, we have also learnt how to compare and contrast the differences between peoples views.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Multiplying decimals

In maths my group the aliens and I have been learning startegies on how to solve decimal problems.

The Strength Of Roots

This week the Dr seuss and I have been reading a book called strength of roots and also we have been learning that there are different language features like Similes, Personification, Precise verbs.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Cross country

On a fine day with a bright colored sun shining on the grass with little drops of water reflecting the sun and blinding me, and with everyone else at Pt.england school was sitting on the hot boiling concrete, with everyone sitting in their year groups and gender groups and even in their house colors which is Hikianalia Yellow, Hine Moana Blue, Hokule'a Green and Te aurere Red, and with the senior kids going last while we were all feeling our stomachs slowly churning like a washing machine and feeling little drops of sweat falling down my face.

As the other year groups were going one by one we were only left with year 7 and 8 boys and girls still waiting in the hot sun, then the countdown started with the year 7 boys going first out of the seniors “CLAP!” the year 7’s raced off to the course with two laps to start with ,minuets later the year 7 girls went to the starting with adrenaline rushing through my veins feeling the excitement.

then it was the year 8 boys turn we all stood up walking in a line to the starting line, as we stopped I started feeling the grass with my feet then everything faded to black and it started to go quiet “CLAP!” the race was off with everyone around me and trying to beat everyone else.

We passed 4 checkpoints and then we went onto the big field and it started getting harder because of the heat and I tried my hardest to not stop in the hot boiling sun, then we passed checkpoints under the trees then I started to cool of.

Then I passed the last checkpoint and then on to lap 2 then it started getting more hard because my legs started to feel like jelly but I always remembered “Champions never give up” and it kept repeating in my head with supporters on the side yelling “Go Yellow!” in the background I also heard “Go Lorenzo!” and I looked off to the side and I saw my parents cheering me on, then I started jogging faster and I passed more people then I also heard “CLAP!” I looked off to the side once more and I saw the Year 8 girls running and that told me I had to keep running.

As soon as I made it to the Pt.england Reserve once more time to finish off the race, then I met up with my friends and we jogged together until we got near the finish and we started sprinting leaving one behind and as soon as we passed the park I knew it was over but I also remembered “champions never give up” then I started giving it my hardest  and at the last second I just passed him by an inch, while huffing and puffing I knew it was over and my parents came to me gave me a drink bottle and I was sure they were proud of and I was also proud of myself giving it my best in the cross country.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Multiplying whole number by decimals

In maths I have been learning a strategy that involves multiplying decimals and using them to make an answer.

Explanation: Sleep

Explanation About Sleep

This Explanation is about is going to outline the process of sleep. The process of sleep is a cycle where our bodies and our minds regenerate, recover, process information and relax. Our bodies require sleep everyday so we can function to the best of our ability.

Sleep is something that allows your whole body to rest, heal and regenerate, and it also lets our brain regenerate, also organise the good information and throw the bad information in the bin and will never need to be needed in our live.

Our whole lives we have been sleeping for 24 years, by putting different people to sleep four, six or eight hours or even longer.

After days longer, the person who slept 8 hours will have a good day of memorising and learning new things, yet the person who slept 6 hours will have a similar reaction to a drunk person, then the 4 hours sleepers had to suffer of sleeping during their maths test or sleeping during their work shift, normally we should sleep up to 7-8 hours or over, if we sleep under 7-8 hours we have a high risk of heart disease,obesity and diabetes which a 12% high risk of death, if we do sleep up to 7-8 hours or over it doesn't weaken and damage our brain, also it gives us obesity and diabetes and a 30% increased risk of death.

Did you know that their are different types of sleep, deep sleep and light sleep, when you start to sleep you first start sleeping in a deep sleep, (deep sleep is when you can’t be waken and you can’t see or hear anything) then it goes to a light sleep where you start dreaming, then you go back into a deep sleep, it process repeats every time you sleep.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Bumpy Road To Rio

This week the Dr Seuss and I have been reading a story of how different things and terrible things are happening at Rio to the athletes and the country.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Saia and Gabriel's experience at silicon valley

From a term ago Gabriel and Saia have travelled to San Francisco (which is on the west coast of america) with other people from other collages, so they could experience together the different companies that have created the top things today, like Microsoft have created a new x-box called x-box one slim, and also they are trying create a new way to play games like virtual reality but it's different in different ways.

also they talked to us about the portion size of their food are nothing compared to our size of our food, they have also been talking to us about how they visited a highly security prison that got shut down at 1962 because of the three prisoners and their bodies have never been found since, they have also visited xero, Facebook/ Instagram and twitter, khan academy, yelp, IDEO, Stanford University, Kiwi Landing pad and the golden gate bridge. 

when they finished talking about what they experienced, they started talking about their favourite places, Saia told us that one of his favourite places is Stanford University, he also told us that he was dreaming of being in that school someday and in the future he would want to be an architect,  Gabriel told us that one of his favourite places in Khan Academy and he explained that it looked like a school, he also liked Alcatraz and he also explained that it was hard to see inside the prison cells and they were aloud to goo inside.

after all the talking I was inspired in thinking how the prisoners escaped and wondering if they are still alive, how they got chosen is that every two years a person from year 11 and over get a chance to experience the different companies, and someday I would imagine myself there looking at all the things that the companies are trying to do to try and improve their company. 

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Explanation: How Our Muscles Work

This is explanation is going to explain how muscles in the human body work.

The average human has the same amount of muscles which is over 600 muscles, and they all belong to a particular group like the smooth muscles, the cardiac muscles and the skeletal muscles.  

The smooth muscles are mostly the respiratory system and the digestive system, like when you eat something the smooth muscles push the food down as it’s being digested and the muscles push the food out when you are going to vomit and other reasons is that the smooth muscles also help us in other ways like when we want to pee the smooth muscles help hold it inside.

Now the cardiac muscles or in other ways they are called involuntary which means they work when you’re not even trying, one of the cardiac muscles is the heart which pumps blood through the rest of our body, which means you don’t have to tell it what to do it just does it by itself.

The skeletal muscles or they are also called voluntary which means you have to move them yourself and it dosen’t work by themselves, they’re controlled by different parts of the brain like the cerebral motor cortex and the cerebellum, the brain which sends an electrical signal down the spin and on to where it moves which causes them to contract, and the message is sent back to the brain which is smooth.

There are different muscles that are named different like the deltoids which are the shoulders, the pectorals or you could call them pecs, the quadriceps which are the thighs and the gluteus maximus which is the rear end, also kids don’t even have to work out they have to just keep eating healthy food and keep the bones healthy for more simple things like running or riding a bike.

Now you know all the muscles you could name them to a doctor.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Sleep Sleuths

In reading the Dr Seuss and I have been reading a book about sleeping and learning all the things that we didn't know about sleeping.

Monday, 8 August 2016

The Waka Ama Nationals

In reading the Dr Seuss and I have been reading a book called Waka Ama Nationals and it was illustrated by a 12 year old girl named Marianna and her journey to the nationals.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Olympic games explaining

The Olympic Games are a competition where top athletes compete for their country or nation.
Only the top athletes from countries around the world qualify to represent their country. This explanation is going to explain how the Olympics came to be and how they changed over time.

In 776 BC (before Christ) that had only introduced sports that was music, singing and poetry and it was all about perfecting excellence, for the first thirteen years of the Olympic games starting, they only had just featured one sporting event that was the 200 yard dash.

In the town of Olympia where the Olympics we're called Olympiads and they never did what they did now for the Olympics, during the Olympics they would have to sacrifice an ox (a cow) just to honour the great Greek god Zeus which he appeared in the Greek mythology.

But over time the Greeks have been introducing new sports in the Olympics like boxing, chariot and mule racing, and a foot race where the competitors wore a full suit of armour, so they combined running, jumping, wrestling, javelin throwing and throwing the discus which in the Olympian days they called pentathlon and they inspired world class competition and in 391 ad Theodosius banned the Olympic games.

1500 years later in 1896 and started again in Athens, Greece. They combined winter and summer sports to bring top athletes around the world to compete for a medal for their country and bringing fans by the billions to watch the famous sporting competition.

Cirtius Altius and Fortius meaning Faster,Higher, stronger.