Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Donald Trump Election

WALT: Compare and contrast

This week my reading group has been reading an article about Donald Trumps election. The two top high parties are the Democrats and Republicans. We had to compare and contrast both parties and similarities. In this reading task I have been learning all about the elections. When reading this article and looking what Donald Trump and his team have been trying to do to make America great again. At first Donald Trump will only help a minority of rich people. But instead the Democrats will help nearly all of America. We are looking at Politics this week because we are voting for our new Auckland  

Cross Country Recount

Walt: write a recount to show audiences what we have been doing

I woke up feeling a combination of emotions. My emotions were happy but at the same time I was pretty nervous. I’ve just remembered that it was that time of the day. It is the day of Cross Country. I happily walk my way to the kitchen and ate some healthy breakfast. My breakfast was a bowl of weetbix and milk with fresh organic strawberries. I had to eat a healthy breakfast because it is run and that I have to something healthy so I can be energise. Both of my siblings walked in and were wondering why I am so excited. “What’s up with you” said my younger sister. “It’s Cross Country today, remember” I replied.

As I walked to school with my siblings I see many teachers dressed in their house colours. In Pt England School whenever we do school events. We dress in our school colours. The school colours are Red (Te Aurere), Green (Hokulea), Yellow (Hikianalia), Blue (Hine Moana). All those colours are named after the Wakas from the Polynesian Navigators.

As Mr Burt (our principle) called out the Y7 Girls. I was shaking and had butterflies in my stomach. We were standing in the starting line and my friend beside started to shake as well. We were both panicky and worried that we might trip over something when we run. “GO” Mr Burt shouted. I ran as fast as I can and saw my friend beside me running with me. “We can do this” said my friend. We ran past lots of teachers cheering for us and we were really proud of ourselves. As matter of fact I am a year 7 and my friend and I have to do 2 laps. We both ran past big trees, massive bushes. We also ran past horses. There is like a little farm near our school.

Without help my friend and I were near to the finish line and we saw many teachers in their house colours cheering for us as we run to the end of the run. “We did it” I said with relief. My friend and I have finished the race and as I walked to the table where it has cups of waters for us to drink after we finish the race. But we didn’t have a drink because all of the cups were used. I finally had oxygen to breathe with because I was so tired of running. I thought I was going to have a heart attack, also my legs were killing while running!!!!!

Cross Country finished. I was so happy that I had competed in this special event. I went back home with relief and told my parents. They said they were really proud of me and my siblings. As I was sleeping I felt like I wanted to do another run.

I have been writing about Cross Country. In Pt England School we have a school event every year and we write about. I have been writing about how I fell about it and how I ran in the cross country.

Friday, 26 August 2016

The Strength of Roots

Walt: Identify language features of the text and sentence types. 

On Monday my reading group (Dr Seuss's) were introduced to a new story given to us called The Strength of Roots. As you can see our Walt says that we have been identifying language features of the text and sentence types. Such as Metaphors, Similes, Personification an many other more. In the story it had many descriptive writing in it. 

In the story their was a boy that lived in the islands that had a humongous tidal wave. Our teacher made presentation for us and putted questions on our presentation so that we can answer them. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Sleeping Explanation

Walt: Identify features of explanation writing

Some people think that they can sleep over their bedtime but actually that is not what we are supposed to do if we are working or going to school. Sleeping is necessary to function properly and also if an adult sleeps an average of eight hrs. Their brains can function properly too. This explanation 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.

Sleeping gives our bodies rest and prepares us for the day that is going to follow. It's kind of like giving our bodies a little holiday while we are passed out. When we sleep it gives our brains to have a chance to sort out things out. If us humans don’t get enough sleep, the next day we wake up. We won’t think properly and not only that but can make us feel grumpy and sluggish. Scientist don’t know why we sleep, but I think that sleeping is a good thing for a human being such as animals in the wild or in the sea.

Scientists test people who sleep four, six and eight hours. Eight hours a day meaning that they can think well and do lots of learning. Those people who sleep four or six hours a day. They might inherit themselves a medical illness or even death and with the people who slept six hours of sleep is similar to a person who drinks alcohol which turns them to the next step where they are  drunk. 4 hours sleepers instantly fall asleep while during their learning time.

Deep sleep is when you sleep move less and sleep more. In fact scientists don’t know what our brains are doing when we are asleep. If we are in a deep sleep, we can hardly move. All we will do is just snooze. For example if your mum comes in and open the door while you’re in your deep sleep. You won’t hear her open. We will just keep on sleeping. Lighter sleep is meaning that you are dreaming and that our eyes move a little and our bodies to rest.

Newborns up to adults have to have the right amount of hours to sleep.
  • Newborns aged 0-3 months need 14-15 hrs of sleep
  • Infants aged 4-11 months need 12-15 hrs of sleep
  • Toddlers aged 1-2 years need 11-14 hrs of sleep
  • Preschoolers aged 3-5 years need 10-13 hrs of sleep
  • School kids aged 6-14 years need 9-11 hrs of sleep
  • Teenagers aged 14-17 years need 8-10 hrs of sleep
  • Adults aged 18+ years need 7-9 hrs of sleep
This is how many hours newborns to adults need to sleep everyday. Of course newborns have to sleep more than all of us adults so that they can grow in their sleep.  

If we get a good night's sleep every night of the week. We will live a healthy life and and our brains will function well. Ensure you get enough sleep every night. Without sleep, our brains don't function properly like they normally do. Additionally sleep keeps our bodies and our minds well. Also to keep well and energised throughout the day.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Silicon Valley Talk: Gabe & Saia- Year 11 Students

Today, Tamaki College students came to the team 5 block talking about their experience travelling to the United States. 2 months ago they came to our block and talked to us when they were going to America and what companies they are going to visit. Also these very inspirational men named Andrew Paddison and Mr Sharma. They were also going with them to take part in this cool experience.

The companies they went to were Google, Microsoft, Xero, Khan Academy, Yelp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Stanford University. Gabe's favourite places were Alcratraz, Khan Academy and other more. Saia's favourite places were Stanford university, Facebook and other more. The city they went to was San Francisco which is on the west coast of America.


Friday, 12 August 2016

Sleep Sleuths

Walt: Apply the text
  This week my reading group Dr Seuss's has been reading a text called Sleep Sleuths. This text is about average hours of sleep, how to get enough sleep and how scientist know that we are in a deep sleep or a light sleep. In this text there is facts about newborns sleeping more than adults. The reason why newborns sleep more than adults is so that they can grow in their sleep. Facts about sleeping is that if you don't sleep than 4 hours or more than 10 hours. Us human beings will have a high risk of dying in a early age.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Olympic Games

Walt: Identify features of explanation writing

776 BC was the starting of the ancient Olympics. 776 BC was before Christ which meant the Olympics started when Christ wasn't born that time. Olympics started at Greece at a place called Olympia, where different kinds of sports started. Way back in Greece all men were competing in the Games but women were not allowed to watch or to compete in the ancient Olympics.

Olympia was a beautiful place and rich. It had olive trees around. The games were named after Mount Olympus. Even though it was named after it, the games were not held there way back.  

The first Olympics was just a 200m run and that time men were running without clothes but in the other sports they wore cloths. There were no teams like what we have now. But there was only one winner and he was given a wreath with olive leaves around which was the prize. Originally, the ancient games were a part of a religious festival to honour Zeus
(Leader of the Greek Gods).

Other events were held which which was horse racing, chariot racing, boxing wrestling and other kinds of ancient sports. Back in the days married women were not allowed to compete and attend or even watch. But there was a separate women's festival that was called Heraia and was honoured and dedicated to Hera. Wife of Zeus.

From now on every sport and games are all changed. It is held at Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. Neally every single country is competing and participated in the Olympics. Even they are all other people who haven’t played.   


Thursday, 4 August 2016