## Thursday, November 21, 2013

### Maths Strategies For Week 5 Term 4

1. Trevor has to drive 422 km’s. He looks at his odometer and sees he has gone 289 kms. How much further has he got to go?
422kms - 289 = 133
289 + 133 = 422
289 + 1 = 290 + 10 = 300 + 122 = 422
1 + 10 + 122 = 133

2. The shop is selling jandals for \$9 a pair.  They have sold \$486 worth of jandals so far. How many pairs have they sold?
9 x 10 = 90
90 + 90 + 90 + 90 = 360
360 + 90 = 460

4. The A Softball team has scored 72 goals over the season so far. The is 6 times more than what the B Softball team has scored. How many goals has the B team scored in the season so far?6 x 10 = 60
6 x 2 = 12
60 + 12 = 72
10 x 2

### Maths Strategies For Week 6 Term 4

1. Sammie measure the distance from his bedroom door to the lounge and it was 5.2m.  It was an extra 2.9 to the couch. What was the total distance from his bedroom to the couch?
Answer: 5.2 + 2.9 = 8.1
5.0 + 2.0 = 7.0
0.2 + 0.9 = 1.1
7.0 + 1.1 = 8.1
2. The wooden steps at the back door have fallen apart. The drop from the doorstep to the ground is 1.28m. Tiaki puts a couple of layers of concrete blocks down temporarily to reduce the distance. These layers measure .650m.  What is the drop now?
Answer: 1.28 + .650 = 1.93
0.28 + 0.65 = 0. 93
1.0 + 0.93 =  1.93

3. Teams are allowed up to 14 players in the touch competition. If there are 168 players altogether how many teams are there?
14 x 10 = 140
14 x 2 = 24
140 + 24 = 168
10 + 2 = 12

4. There are 9 students from our school who made it to the Auckland Champs for athletics. This was ¼ of the number of students who competed at the Eastern Zones. How many people went to the Eastern Zones?
9 x 4 = 36
9 x 2 = 18
18 x 2 = 36

5. There are 21 girls to every 12 boys in the class.  The same mix or ratio of girls to boys are picked to go to a special concert If 11 went how many boys and how many girls was this?
girls- 21/33         boys- 12/33
33 divided by 3 = 11
21 divided by 3 = 7
12 divided by = 4
7 girl and 4 boy goes to the concert

## Monday, November 18, 2013

### My Friends!!

Well where do I start! My friends are the best, the one thing we all have in common is we all love to laugh and were all funny. I have loads of amazing friends but 6 of them are my favourite friends from school. My six awesome friends are Moala, Britney, Asena, roezala and my best of friends is Andrea and Te Rina.

I’ll start with one of my best friends, Andrea!! Andrea is a friendly outgoing and funny friend. She is really funny, her jokes are hilarious! She is really pretty and smart, she is also really tall, skinny, she has nice hair and she is one of the bestest friend I could ever ask for! One of my favourite memories with Andrea has to be the time we were having the best time at her birthday, that was the day I really got to know her and her family!

Te Rina is sooo amusing! Te Rina is the funniest friend I have, I think the funniest I would ever have. She is so hilarious that she can always make me laugh even the times when I’m really sad. Te Rina can cheer almost everyone up, that’s how kind and loving she is. She has really nice hair, she is the shortest out my friends, she is chubby and she is really pretty. One of the best time we both experienced together is when we went to AGGS for our class tests, it was really funny how she came all the way to the city for the test but was late so she had to go all the way back home!! LOL

Oh my gosh!! Moala, Britney, Asena and Roezala, we are the class clowns!! We would play and laugh all day long! Moala is a funny, outgoing beautiful young women. She is really loud outside of class, she cracks us up all the time. Britney is really quiet and has been since she hanged out with me and my friends! I would say, we changed her from a quiet little mouse to a loud amusing monkey! But most of all she is a kind wonderful friend to me. Asena is the only year 7 best friend I have, the others are just my friends, Asena is really funny and thoughtful. Asena is also my cousin so we probably have been friends forever! Roezala has been a new friend of mine that just came to our school last year, but although she just came, she came and joined in the fun like she’s been our friend our whole life. Our best memories together is every time we are all at school, we have so much fun together that I don’t know which time was the best!!

As I said, most of all we laugh, and we all have one thing in common. We are all funny!! Because were all hilarious, everyday we would have fun and whenever one of us is feeling down we would all cheer that one person up. My friends are like family to me!

## Monday, October 21, 2013

### Mary and Moala Australian Forest Fires

Recently one of the deadliest fires have struck Australia. For two weeks now, the fire has still being going, but that's not the end of it, fire fighters predict that the conditions of the fire will be getting worse. The cause of things getting worse is because High temperatures and increased winds have strongly hit Sydney this week.

A area called Blue Mountains in the west of Sydney have been one of the fires target. Over 200 homes have been awfully damaged, but it doesn't end there, 109 home was destroyed too but these homes were destroyed by friday!

Facts:
- Bush fires are common in Australia but not at this time of the year.
- Fire teams are continuing to fight dozens of battles in Sydney.
- One man has died while trying to save his house from the fire.

## Wednesday, September 25, 2013

### My D.L.O Reflection

Roezala, Mary and Hope and Moala from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Last week at Creative strand was quite enjoyable. At first I pretty much thought that it was going to be boring, but it was exactly the opposite from boring, it was so cool! First I got into a group of three. Roezala, Hope and I. I knew that we were going to work well together from the start and guess what? I was right!! During all the sessions in creative strand, my group and I worked hard and tried hard to finish our movie in time.

PMI:

Positives: I really enjoyed studying about the twin towers because I learnt more stuff about it especially things about the people that had passed away and the sad tragedies that took place on that exact day. I also liked working on this project because, the Twin Towers meant a lot to the people of America. It brought sadness in America when it was destroyed. Because we were making the movie from the kids perspective, our movie was sad and touching, another reason why I loved making this movie.

Minus/things to work on: Unfortunately, I didn't really like how some of my ideas for our movie didn't happen and some of the effects weren't on the original movie. I also didn't like the times when Roezala and I didn't really work well together, but we kicked that out of the way in the end and made a fantastic movie. We also could've improved in recording our song properly.

Interesting: There were a lot of interesting things that happened in creative strand, like how we learnt a lot of new things about creating a movie. Also we learnt, loads of different ways on making a awesome song together. Another thing I found interesting at creative strand was how much information and  knowledge we gained in just a week. I also found that my group and I really improved in our shooting skills, because our shooting angles were quite cool and it fitted with our movie.

It was really cool and awesome at creative strand, but I will always remember to improve in working together every time we are in Creative strand.

## Friday, August 23, 2013

### Movie Reflection

Mary V, Roezala, J-Lee Still Into You from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Well for this week I chose The movie making class. It was really cool and fun, I was in a group of three, Me Jay and Zala. Once we sussed out our group we got right into planning. The movie was about a nice girl that goes out with a popular boy. The boy doesn't really like the girl (his girlfriend) but he still goes out with her because her brother is his best mate and he doesn't want to hurt her feelings. So everywhere he goes, she follows him, everything he does she does! The popular boy loves another girl but his girlfriend doesn't know. It must have been really annoying for him.

I think we really worked well as a group if it was easy for us to do everything. Depending on our finished movie, I'm really sure that our finished product was really good, our shooting angles were good, our song was a great choice and the clips we made went really well with the song.  The actors were really good too!

I just think that we could've done the whole song no just only half of the song. But over all I really enjoyed making that movie.