Friday, 22 August 2014

Maths Practice

Mashed Potato Sculpting - Punctuation


mashed potato sculpting originated in auckland new zealand in 2014 it was invented by a great teacher named miss garden the aim of the game is to sculpt an amazing piece of art using mashed potatoes the equipment you will need is a plate of freshly mashed potatoes and a flat surface to work on mashed potato sculpting is held indoors this is because the mashed potato needs to be in room temperature perfect for sculpting this is an individual event there are five competitors competing at one time each player has two minutes to sculpt a master piece from mashed potatoes competitors must only use the the mashed potato on their own plate players who touch or steal potato from other competitors are immediately disqualified.


Mashed Potato sculpting originated in Auckland New Zealand in 2014. It was invented by a great teacher named, Miss Garden. The aim of the game is to sculpt an amazing piece of art using mashed potato. The equipment you will need is a plate of freshly mashed potatoes, and a flat surface to work on. Mashed potato sculpting, is held indoors. This is because the mashed potato needs to be in room temperature perfect for sculpting this, is an individual event. There are five competitors competing at one time. each player has two minutes to sculpt a master piece, from mashed potatoes. Competitors must only use the the mashed potato on their own plate. Players who touch or steal potato from other competitors are immediately disqualified.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Monsoon Flood

Monsoon Flood 2.2.09
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Find Burma on a map. Label it. Take a photo to put on this doc to show where it is.  (B)
Burma is the Island with the red line.

REMEMBERING - What are the facts
2. Make a list of all the characters in the story: The Mum/Sister and Maung.

UNDERSTANDING - Show that you understand the story
3. Choose 1 word from the story that are new, difficult, or interesting to you: Monsoon, lapping, banks, temple, gradually.
Write a sentence for it showing that you understand what it means.  Difficult means that you are not understanding or you are confused and you do not know the meanings of something,or something is to hard for you to understand.

APPLYING - Using what you know from the story   (B)
4. Make a poster warning the people in the village about monsoon floods.
Remember a poster should have a title, some information and drawings.

CREATING - Coming up with new ideas   (B)
6. Design a village hut that would be safe from monsoon floods.
Label your drawings or write descriptions to explain your interesting ideas

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Punctuation- Three Little poigs

Punctuating a paragraph

Put the correct punctuation marks to this paragraph. When you’ve finished post this to your blog. Title: Punctuating a paragraph
fullstops, speech marks and capital letters in the right place

go yelled dad he was yelling at the tv while watching the boxing during the commonwealth games Dad was watching very intensely david nyika looked strong boom his opponent was knocked to the ground hooray we all shouted david won gold and he is a champion wow i thought i want to be a boxer when i grow up

Once finished please post this to your blog.

Title: Punctuating a paragraph

When I got back home I saw the couch from out the window. I felt like it was waiting for me two lay down and sleep on it. But instead my dad went and layed down on it, the couch looked like it didn’t want my dad to lay down on it, and trying to get him off the couch, it could not because it had no hands.

So when I came to my dad he was watching the commonwealth games that he, recorded to watch. I saw that it was heavy weight lifting that he was watching,

Samoa was up next went samoa went he was so worried that they might drop it, but when he was watching, he saw that he got it up and stood up and said “ GO! SAMOA! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” When I heard him I jumped in a fright but then I calm down and went back to sleep.

The High Bar

The High Bar 3.3.0
REMEMBERING - What are the facts?
  1. How does Haley feel about the high bar? She feels scared

  1. Make a list of some things Haley should have done to overcome her fears : Look as it as a friends, and not look at it as a monster.
UNDERSTANDING - Show that you understand the story
  1. Choose 2 words from the article that are new or interesting to you. Here are some suggestions but you can choose your own:  giants personification

Write a sentence for each one showing that you understand the meaning.  What giants mean is that it is a big monster it is scary, and what personification means she is imagining that it is real and describing it as something that is alive.
APPLYING - Using what you know from the story  (B)
  1. Make a training poster for Haley to put on her wall to encourage her to keep training hard and give it 100%.

EVALUATING - Sorting out the good from the bad  (B)
  1. Make a list of the good things (Positive) and the bad things (Negative) about training for gymnastics.

Good - Positive
Bad - Negative
Trying your best
Having fun
cheering people on
Giving up
Being mean
not helping others
laughing at someone that tried there best

  1. Give this story a rating out of 10 depending on how much you enjoyed it.  Write down a reason for giving the rating you did.
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Reason: The reason why is because it showed me and told me things that I have never learnd before but most, of all it taught me never to be afraid of anything.
CREATING - Coming up with new ideas   (B)
  1. Make up a training and eating programme for Ruby for each day of the week so that she will be super fit

Presenting your interesting ideas: google draw or presentation, ABC or sumo paint, movenote, ipad    imovie, hyperstudio, vocaroo, padlet, google animation.
Blogger choose 2-4 of your completed  (B) (blogger friendly) activities to share on your blog.
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Information on Lions

Kings of the JungleMales defend their territory, be it open woodland or scrub, through urinating to mark the area, roaring to promote fear and literally chasing off any intruders. Their main competition is spotted hyenas that often go for the same prey as lions. These animals will fight and steal each other's food. This warfare goes beyond food; it is also the problem of territorial boundaries being crossed. Lions can be extremely aggressive and have been seen hunting hyenas, killing them and not eating their prey. They dominate and promote fear in other animals, such as cheetahs and leopards, so that they do not prey the same time that lions do. Males eat the prey first despite the females usually catching it. It can take up to four hours to finish a meal and can drink for an extremely long time straight after.Basically the male lions defend and protect their territory as females hunt. This is their part to keep their pride thriving and growing. Lions are affectionate and playful when resting, which can usually take up to 16 - 20 hours a day, and extremely defensive and nasty when food is on the scene. They show their affection by head rubbing and licking. These animals are mostly known for their ferocious roar but they do also make other noises including meowing, woofing, purring, coughing and hissing.Lion CubsCubs come in litters of between one to five babies and are either carefully nurtured or completely neglected. If this is the case, other lionesses will allow the cub to suckle despite it not being their own. Lionesses baby sit each other's cubs too, which demonstrates the amount of care and respect they have. They give birth once every two years with the cubs eating meat after three months and are continued to be nursed three months after. Most lionesses have cubs by the age of four.Lions are quite possibly one of the most fascinating creatures in the world. With their stereotypical ferocious outer appearance yet a soft, community driven spirit, it is no wonder that lions are used as metaphors to represent sporting teams, community centres and countries alike.Asiatic LionAsiatic Lion(ess), Panthera leo persica are rare. There are about 320-odd remaining in the Gir forest of Gujarat in Western India, and bureaucratic bumbling has prevented the establishment of alternative populations. So a single epidemic could wipe out these fine animals. Though often spoken of as the lion of the Bible, that was probably the extinct Barbary lion.Differences between the African lion are the prominent belly fringe and the larger tuft at the end of the tail. Males have a smaller mane.Interesting information:The largest lion was recorded to be nearly 700 pounds and nearly 11 foot long.The oldest lion on record was nearly 29 years old.A lion's eyesight is five times better than a human being.A lion can hear prey from a mile away.Lions can smell nearby prey and estimate how long it was in the area.A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.Tigers are so similar to lions that without their coats, their bodies look so similar only experts can tell them apart.When males join a pride, they usually kill other cubs.Lions can go four days without drinking.There is less than 50 000 lions in the world today.The gestation period is about 110 days.To find out more Click down here to go to the Website.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Some Information on Peter Snell.

Some Information on Peter Snell.
Peter Snell Born 1938.  Peter Snell stands at the top of New Zealand sport. In 2000 he was voted New Zealand Athlete of the Century. In 1990, at the inaugural New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame induction, he was given the privilege of being the first person honoured.  Three Olympic gold medals, two Empire Games golds, a clutch of world records and no defeats in major races is a mighty record. Twice he was Sportsman of the Year.

He was named 1960s Athlete of the Decade by the authoritative Track & Field News.  Along with Murray Halberg and the other outstanding pupils of master coach Arthur Lydiard, Snell was responsible for the finest era in New Zealand athletics. Massive crowds flocked to see him, not just in the main centres, but in Wanganui, Invercargill, Tokoroa and Masterton.  There were so many shining moments in his career that it is difficult to single out a highlight, but he nominates two.  “The first was the final of the Olympic 800m at Rome in 1960,” he says. “I was just 21 and when I burst through to win the final from Roger Moens, the world record-holder, I was stunned. I went to Rome hoping to make the final. It was hard to believe that suddenly I was an Olympic champion. I recall looking up to the giant results board above the track and seeing P G Snell NZL at the top of the list. That was one of the great thrills of my life.”   

Snell’s magic afternoon at Rome was completed half an hour later when Murray Halberg won the 5000m gold medal. New Zealand really did rule the stadium that day.  Another never-to-be-forgotten came on January 27, 1962, when he lined up at Wanganui, hoping to become the first person to break the four-minute barrier for the mile in New Zealand and ended up breaking Herb Elliott's world record. That race changed his career. He was from then on regarded primarily as a miler.
However, the week after his Wanganui run, Snell smashed the world records for 880 yards and 800m running on grass at Lancaster Park, Christchurch. The times he set that day remain New Zealand records five decades later.

By 1964, Snell - who fitted in quantity surveying study through his career - was looking for a great performance at the Tokyo Olympics to cap his career and he did it, completing a rare 800m-1500m gold medal double.  He was a little concerned about the 800 metres, which came first, because he felt he might have lost some of his speed. However, he cruised through to the final and then ran brilliantly to record the second-fastest time ever (behind his own world record).

He won the 1500m title even more decisively, bursting clear with 240 metres remaining and quickly leaving the rest of the field in his wake.  The 1500m race was the first time two New Zealanders had won medals in the same Olympic event, because John Davies was the surprise bronze medallist.

After a relatively unsuccessful world tour in 1965, Snell retired.  In the early 1960s, Snell was an absolute cult figure. If he signalled his intention to run, a huge crowd was guaranteed. Meets featuring Snell often drew crowds of 25,000, even 30,000.  After his retirement Snell worked for some years as the Rothmans Foundation's director of coaching.

But he found his name and reputation cloying and longed to achieve more off the track.  He had never been an outstanding student, but a year at Loughborough College in 1971 convinced him he had the ability to achieve academic honours.

So he packed up his family and moved to the United States. He studied at the University of California from 1974-77 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree.  That might have ended his study, but for the Superstars craze of the time. He won the New Zealand section and represented New Zealand at the world event. His prize money paid for his graduate studies at Washington State University.

After gaining a PhD at Washington, he moved to Dallas to do a post-doctoral fellowship.  He has continued to do research in Dallas and Dr Snell, as he is now, is these days in heavy demand to present papers and make speeches on exercise physiology.  Yet he has maintained his contact with New Zealand.

He was a Governor of the Sports Foundation, and was involved with the Snell Institute in Auckland until its demise. In 1990 he ran the final lap at the Auckland Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.  It seems he will remain permanently in the United States.

His second wife, Miki, is American, and he is happily settled in Dallas.  Snell was awarded the Lonsdale Cup in 1962 and 1964. In 2002 he was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and a few years later officially became Sir Peter Snell.

Maths Practice

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Game On: Alphabet Key

Hello there Pt England friends, me and my friend Aysha has been, working a lot on our Game On: Alphabet Key, so please leave  a comment below thanks for everything have a good day.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The High Bar

The High Bar 3.3.00

WALT: Analyze surface features and the language used
  1. The authors describe the high bar in different ways by giving it human/animal like characteristics (personification and simile (using the words ‘as’ or ‘like’). List examples of these characteristics below.

The human or living characteristics of the high bar,  gravity, her legs.
Copy the sentences from the story here.
It wants to kill me.
The high bars are looking down to her, and says nothing.
She sensed it waiting, impatient as a wild horse, wanting to be free.
The bar glows softly.

  1. Using personification. Write a sentence personifying the items/objects listed below.

Write your sentences below.
a netball or rugby ball being passed to you.
When the netball was coming towards me, I thought it said to me “ Eat me.” When we and my friends were playing passes with the rugby ball I think it said “Bye.”
a kayak
The Kayak was so slow I felt like it said to me” I am Tired.”
your netbook
Sometimes when I open my netbook, I always think its saying to me “ I don’t want to do some work.”
your shoes
Whenever I put my shoes on it says “I don’t want to go.”

  1. Using simile. Write a sentence that describes these items/objects like something else.

Write your sentences below.
the grass
The grass was cold saying it wants a blanket.
a kayak
The kayak was so slow saying I am tired.
a pair of scissors
The pair of  scissors were very sharp, i felt like it was saying it was going to cut me.
a pie
When I was staring at a pie, the pie to me felt like it was, saying Please don't eat me.

Blogger: Pick two of the items above and using online paint illustrate these objects but make them look like the thing you said they are like. Post the images to your blog with the sentences that match.