Thursday, 30 November 2017

Technology Reflection

Mince Pie

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WALT: check on our food every 5 minutes.

In this Technology session we made mince pies. We made the mince with gravy and poured it onto a pastry on a tray. We baked it in the oven in 180 degrees in 15 minutes. It was very ifo when we ate it and when we went back all the boys wanted some. Me and Gary made a mistake because we were supposed to make two pies instead we made one big one. The most challenging part was to try not to burn the pie in the oven so every now and then we checked on the food. 

During our cooking time, we had to follow some instructions that were written on the board. Mrs Tuipulotu didn't tell us what to do because as Year 7 and 8 students we didn't need the teacher to keep telling us what to do. In the end we ended up making a Mince Pie, that tasted delicious. We were really proud of ourselves. 

My favourite part of this session was actually eating it. Thank you for reading this blogpost about my experience at technology. Feel free to leave a comment. 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Maths T4W3

IALT: Write about the Maths I worked on today. 

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Today for Maths it was different. Not only did I work with my peers in my class but with 3 other people from Room 7. At first I didn't know why they came in but then I realised that they had been sent here because their Multiplicative skills were too good. As you all know I love a challenge, but I didn't want to go all one hundred on them so I just let them get away with some of the answers. 
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The three students from Room 7 were very smart . In fact they sometimes beat me to answering the question. I was super astonished! Maybe they would grow up to be one of the best Mathematics Magicians in the school, which is amazing. 
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I also worked with George and Demetrius from my group. First I let them two go head to head then after George beat Demetrius I went head to head against George. It was funny when I was going against him because his face looks weird when he thinks about the answer. 
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A challenge I found was answering some of the questions that I got wrong. But I enjoyed working with the students from Room 7 . Maybe our teacher can let us go to their class and challenge them.

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Technology Reflection

IALT: Write about my Technology reflection.

This week for Technology I worked with Kenneth , and we baked Rock Cake. Above is the photo of our finished creation. Well, I can see that it doesn't look like a cake but instead the sight of cookies, with whipped cream and chocolate syrup on top. But it didn't stop us from baking delicious nourishment. With Metui away, it felt different working with another buddy but at the same time I got to learn the strengths and weaknesses from Kenneth's ability to bake. 

Anyways, the ingredients we used were:

Self Raising Flour
Whipped Cream
Chocolate Syrup 
Vanilla Essence

And the utensils we used was: 

Cooling Tray
Oven Tray
Measuring Cups
Big Bowl
Plastic Scraper
Desert Spoon

I forgot to write down the Method, but at least we made something. Well I ca say that today wasn't the best of our days, with not much people paying attention to instructions and getting the texture wrong. Mrs Tuipulotu wasn't too happy about it and, she started reminding us about remembering to listen and pay attention.

A challenge I found was when I had to put the texture onto the baking tray because it spread all over the tray connecting with the others. I enjoyed working with a new peer and finding out his different cooking skills.

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Maths T4W2

IALT: Write about my Maths learning for this week.

This week for Maths it was fun, to be honest. We didn't have Ms. Komor , but instead we had two questions and then we had to recall our basic facts for speed and accuracy. This is the the first question that I had to answer:

1. Zac has 8 packs of drink.
Each pack has 6 cans. 
How many cans is that altogether?

The answer is 48, because 8 x 6 = 48. 

2. Hanni uses 32 carrots to fill 4 bags.
How many carrots does he need to fill 12 bags?

The answer is 96, because Hanni uses 8 carrots for one bag, and if you go up to twelve bags you'll need 96 carrots to fill it up. 

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After answering these questions I moved onto Flashcards, I was working alongside Demetrius and George. I challenged both of them to get their memory accurate and speed. Yes, I can say I am better at them but I try not to show it because it'll make them feel stink and 'dumb' But I can see that with more practise and time they'll soon be able to beat me... Someday. 

I enjoyed working with my peers because it was both funny and I got to see some things in them that I haven't seen before, like answering questions much faster then I did.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Cybersmart T4W2

IALT: Write about what I learnt during Cybersmarts for this week. 

This week for Cybersmarts my class had worked on the word Netiquette. I had heard the word before but had forgotten what it meant. But luckily, our beloved Cybersmarts teacher Mrs Shearling helped my class to strengthen our knowledge of online users and how to always keep safe while using it. 
The word Netiquette consists of the word 'net' and 'etiquette' which to me was very interesting.

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I didn't work alone, I was accompanied by my peer Matthew. We used the website Canva where it enabled us to choose a template  and make it our own. I must say, it was pretty hard completing this because well I didn't have much time too as I was sick.  But as a year 8 student I was determined to finish my work to a high standard and inspire my other peers. 

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A challenge I found was writing down reasons that support my ideas. It really challenged me to think a lot and use the ideas from my partner. I enjoyed working with another class mate because discover his strengths and weaknesses. 

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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sargent's Movie.

IALT: Write about a movie I created about my furry brother, Sargent. Who sadly passed away 1 1/2 weeks ago.  

    It feels like it's been a year since Sargent, our family dog, passed away. I hadn't seen him for about 3 months, and hearing the news passed on from my other family members I was devastated about what I heard. Going over to visit his grave, I couldn't get the message that he had gone for good. He was never coming back. I couldn't do anything but cry with my relatives, in the hopes that Sargent is looking down on us, knowing that he is a special part of each and everyone of our lives. 

He is a beautiful and massive Tongan beast. Living in Papakura, his street is filled with other dogs. As a male, he dislikes encounters with other male dogs attacking and protecting our family and houses. My uncle Jack and aunt Aloma, are his official owners, but I had bonded so close to him, I considered him to be my own birth brother. Although an animal, sometimes strong bonds can make you think of them as a human. 

To be very honest, my and my younger cousins didn't treat him like an animal, but a true member of our family. With our hearts shattered, we managed to decorate his grave to show respect and appreciation for all he had done while on this Earth. Now that he is put to bed, I will cherish each and every moment we spent together, especially the time he bit me on the top of Mt Wellington, after being to energetic. 

His time on this Earth is now finished. Our Tongan beast is resting peacefully in his Kingdom.

Click here to watch his movie : Sargeants Movie

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

T4W1 Maths Activity.

IALT: Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers.

This week my Maths group worked on squaring with different numbers. At first, I didn't quite get what squaring was about. I've heard it before, but haven't worked with it. Luckily, our group was with our teacher who helped us learn more and understand it . Every time we have a lesson with her , she asks everyone in our group about what we already know. After about 10 minutes with her we split and worked by ourselves with some questions.

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Here they are:

1. √96














I didn't really need time to really think about these questions because I already knew how to answer them. Something challenging I found was when I first learnt about squaring numbers, and other ways to say it.

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