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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Maths: Fence Post Problem

Today during maths we were to finish off tasks we did not finish either this week's tasks, or the previous weeks tasks. In this problem we needed to find out how many corner posts and regular posts would Savelina have to buy to enclose two adjacent paddocks. We found this task quite easy and hard at the same time because there were some bits that we struggled with, like writing a blurb in the DLO. Although in the end we solved it. We learnt a new word, adjacent. It means something or someone next to each other. For this activity, I worked with Fraidoon, Sanujan, and Ofa.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Maths: Money Problem

This week for maths we are busy finishing off work and posting it on our blog. For one of our maths task we were given a maths problem about salary. I worked collaboratively with Sanujan, Ofa and Julian. At first we were doubting each other of which answers we were right or wrong. Then we went over the maths problem with Ms Kirkpatrick. At the end we were all wrong but we learnt a lesson by Occam Razor that If there is no evidence to the contrary, the simplest answer is correct. In this problem we tried to add up all the big numbers without using the calculator and and after we've got our answers it turned out to be right. I think next time we need to agree with each others opinions.



Maths: Ways To Travel To School | Maths Problem

This week for maths, our task was to figure out this statistics problem. We found out that most primary students get to school is by car and most secondary student get to school by bus. After that we survey all the students in Ms Kirkpatrick's maths group. According to our survey most of the student in Ms Kirkpatrick's maths group get drop of school by car and the least amount of students come to school by bus. For this task I've decided to work collaboratively with Sanujan and Ofa.



Monday, 21 May 2018

Writing: Using Our Punctuation To Create A Conversation

This week for writing, our task was to create a fake iphone conversation using iphonefaketext.com. With this website, you can simply create a fake conversation. The reason why we did this was because we were going over our punctuation, and this would be a fun excersice. Once we had finished creating this, we were to write the conversation down in a story format. Meaning that after each sentence, whenever someone new began to speak, what they say will be on a new line. This was an individual task, but a really fun one.


"Hey Michael!" Karma exclaimed.
"Hey Karma." Michael replied.
"How are you man?" Karma asked.
"Good thank you, how about you?" Michael replied.
"Great! Do you want to hang out with Willis and I?" Karma questioned.
"Sure, when and where are we meeting?" Michael asked.
"Meet us at Central Park at 12:30." Karma informed.
"Ok, see you there." Michael said.
"Ok, seeya." Karma replied

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Maths: Mathematical Me

This week for maths, our task was to blog one of the pictures we had taken for week 1's Mathematical Me activity. The picture that I chose was Sanujan testing whether the width of my nose is the same width as one of my eyes. This turned out to be a true fact, and Sanujan and I found this really interesting considering that everyone else had been measuring from one edge of someones nose, to the point of the nose, and finishing on the other side. Although whenever someone measured this way, it would always be false. So when we realised this, we tried to measure the width from one side of my nose, under the point of my nose to the other side. Once we had tried this strategy, we found out that this was the correct way to compare the width of an eye to a nose, and that they measure at the same width.



Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Poetry: Two Day Wonder Re-written

This week we had yet another session of poetry. For this session of poetry we read the poem, Two Day Wonder, by David Hill. This poem shows the differences between feeling sick, and feeling well. This poem included a lot of words that quite a lot of people would never use when writing. So changes needed to be made. Our task was to re write the poem in our own words. Although the poem needed to compare going to school on a day of summer, comparing to going to school on a day of winter, and needed to include more sophisticated words. This was a collaborative task, so I worked with Fraidoon and Sanujan.

Winter
I struggle to wake up, as I resist to get out of my warm bed.
I was stuck in the rain yesterday, now I have a fever, and a boiling head.


I dawdle through the icy smooth floor, chuck on my uniform, and go to boil the kettle.
I felt like I slept for days, maybe I’ll even get a sleeping medal.


I chuck on my bag, and scurry my way out the door.
I need to get to school fast, because I make it back home at quarter past four!


I have half an hour left, so I need to run.
Although I forgot my lunch, looks like I need to purchase a cinnamon bun.




Summer
As I leapt out of my bed I hear the birds carolling and chirping away.    
The bright leaves rush and gush in the breeze as they sway.


The sun peered over me like it was just waiting to give me a hug.
I say hello, stride to the kitchen, and boil the jug.


I assemble and eat my breakfast, and prepare to brush my teeth.
I then walk outside, and put up the christmas wreath.


Then I kiss my mum goodbye and dash my way to school.

But I make sure to check my bag, because that’s the school day rule.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Inquiry: Making The Human Body

This week for inquiry, our task was to learn about the bone structure of a human, and how the skeletal system works. So as a fun activity for this, we were asked to play a small game where you would match all the bones together to make the human body. The best score that you could get was 26, so if you had to move bones more than 26 times, you wouldn't get a perfect score. I played the game a few times, and after many times accidentally clicking a bone without moving it, I finally got a perfect score.