Friday, 26 August 2016

Cross Country

Walt: Write an effective writing about Cross Country and make sure that you Show and not Tell your audience what happened at Cross Country. 

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On the starting line I could feel my stomach twisting like a washing machine, I prayed to God, praying that he would be by my side, my heart was pounding like a thunder storm getting ready to spread lightning. I could feel the joy of the crowd resonating through my ears, I feel like going home but it was to late to turn back now. Mr Burt yelled, “on your marks, get set...GO!” He smacked the starting blocks together and off we went, I darted off, like a lion released from it’s cage.

We were sprinting like wildfire spreading through the forest, my legs were already starting to fill with pain but I pushed on. I could feel the presence of  the lord within me, the warmth of his loving hands pushing me on. I finally finished my first lap and I was happy for that, I was on my second lap I felt like breaking down but the sound of the crowd pushed me on.

I was relieved to see the finish line, I ran out of breath I felt like the big bad wolf getting ready to blow a house down, my throat dried up like a dessert, my sweat dripping down my face like water falls. When I finally passed the finish line I felt the joy of accomplishment within me, I felt as free as a bird.  

Advice Column

WALT: Find information in the text to support our thinking

Task: Our task was to write the title for our Advice Column and we had to write 2 sentences explaining what our advice column is for and what we will be doing on it. We had to give information about what we have to do when we are sleeping and what we can improve with us getting less tired than we already are, we had to make up our own characters and read their problems that they need help with. The next slide was for us to write our own reply back to our own character to give him some advice on how to improve his sleeping.


These are just a few pictures of me being silly and taking selfies with Snap Chat. 
I hope you have a good giggle.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

NZ Olympic Medal's

WALT: Create a presentation about the New Zealand Olympic Athletes that won a medal from the Olympic Games in Rio.

Task: Our task was to create a presentation about the Olympic Games that was held in Rio, but we had to only add the New Zealand Athletes that won a medal in Rio. We had to add as much details as we can and some information about the athletes, we also had to show some pictures and video's about them. We had to show some cool and different fonts, then we had to do different kinds of backgrounds to make sure that they don't look the same.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

How Our Muscles Work

Last week, in reading, we inspected what muscle fatigue was and why our muscles get fatigued. This week we are going to inspect even further and write about how our muscles work. We had to watch two little video’s to tell us different kinds of information that we need to know about our muscles that we have in our body and what their jobs are.

Did you know you have more than 600 muscles in your body? These muscles help you move, lift things, pump blood through your body, and even help you breathe. When you think about your muscles, you probably think most about the ones you can control. These are your voluntary muscles, which means you can control their movements. They are also called Skeletal muscles, because they attach to your bones and work together with your bones to help you walk, run, pick up things, play an instrument, throw a baseball, kick a soccer ball, push a lawnmower, or ride a bicycle. Muscles are all made of the same material, a type of elastic tissue (sort of like the material in a rubber band). Thousands, or even tens of thousands, of small fibers make up each muscles. You have three different types of muscles in your body, smooth muscle, cardiac muscle and skeletal muscle.

Smooth muscles, sometimes also called involuntary muscles are usually sheets, or layers, with one layer of muscle behind the other. You can’t control this type of muscle. Your brain and body tell these muscles what to do without you even thinking about it. You can’t use your smooth muscles to make a muscle in your arm or jump into the air. But the smooth muscles are at work all over your body. In your stomach and digestive system, they contract (tighten up) and relax to allow food to make its journey through the body. Your smooth muscles come in handy if you’re sick and you need to throw up. The muscles push the food back out of the stomach so it comes up through the esophagus and out of the mouth.

Now, let’s talk about the kind of muscle you think of when we say “muscle” the one that show how strong you are and let you boot a soccer ball into the goal. Their are your skeletal muscles sometimes called the striated muscle because, the light and dark parts of the muscle fibers make them look striped (striated is a fancy word meaning striped). Skeletal muscles are voluntary muscles, which means you can control what they do. Your leg won’t bend to kick the soccer ball unless you want it to. Their muscles help you make up the musculoskeletal system the combination of your muscles and you skeleton, or bones.

For me personally, muscles are very important to us because it moves our bodies and that it is really helpful. If we never had muscles inside our bodies, we won’t be able to move at all.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

BFG Blog Post

Last term our literacy teacher read to us The BFG book by Roald Dahl. Yesterday our class went to watch the recently released BFG movie.
The movie had some differences with the book. For instance, at the end of the book it was said that the nine human eating giants were put down in a deep whole so people could come and look at them. But in the movie instead of being put in a deep deep whole, they were put on an island surround by water in the middle of no where and the giants hated water.

My favourite character would be the BFG because of his personality, he is kind, caring, funny, risky and fob. Also my other favourite thing about him is that he can be like a ninja at night.  

My favourite part of the movie was when the BFG, Sophie and the army got rid of those 9 child eating giants. Thanks to the BFG and Sophie the world was safe. Now the world could be at peace and not worry about kids going missing ever again. The names of the giants were The Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, the Manhugger, the Childchewer,  Meatdripper, the Gizzardgulper, the Maidmasher, The Bloodbottler, and The Butcher Boy.

The BFG is a kind giant who cares about people and wants to make kids around the world happy and have goodnight sleeps. Sophie showed me, "No matter how small you are you can make a big difference."

How the Olympics came to be

From 776 bc to 2016 these amazing games have been profiling the best sportsmen in the world. The main event at the Olympics was not a sporting event, but a sacrifice. On the third day of the games, 100 oxen were sacrificed and burnt on the Altar of Zeus. This altar was not made from stone. Instead it was made from the leftover ash of all the sacrificed oxen. By around 200 AD, the mound of ash stood six meters high! Read on for more information.

The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in south west Greece. Every four years, around 50,000 people came from all over the Greek world to watch and take part. The ancient games were also a religious festival, held in honour of Zeus, the king of the gods. There were no Gold, Silver or bronze medals. Winners were awarded crowns of sacred olive branchs and a hero's welcome back home.

Running was the first event to be included in the Olympic Games. Athletes ran up and down a 192 metre track in the stadium. Before the race, the competitors lined up along a stone starting block. If anyone tried to get a head start, they were disqualified and beaten for cheating. The toughest running race is called Hoplitodromos In this event, runners competed wearing armour and carrying a shield. These could weigh up to 25kg!

Before the games could begin, messengers were sent out to announce a ‘sacred truce’ or a peace. This meant that any wars should be called off so the people could travel safely to Olympia. Back then only men, boys and unmarried girls were allowed to attend the Olympic Games. Married women were barred. If they were caught sneaking in as punishment they would get thrown off the side of a mountain! However, women could still own horses in the chariot races at the Olympics and unmarried women had their festival at Olympia every four years. This was called the Heraia and was held in honour of Hera, Zeus's wife. Winners were awarded crowns of sacred olive branches, the same as men. But in ancient Greece, only Spartan women were really interested in sport.

But this is the year 2016 where either men or women are allowed to compete and more activities have been played. Before only 10-15 people competed, but now there are 204 countries competing and over 11,000 people.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Why do our muscles get tired?

For reading we have been learning about why do our muscles get sore. We learned that the tiredness in our legs is called Muscle Fatigue. 
Here is a recording of me explaining what and how to beat muscle fatigue.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Introduction to Ratios & Proportions

Walt: Introduction to ratios

We learned that ratios are value comparisons, and proportions are equal ratios. Ratios can be written with colons or as fractions. So, to compare the number of girls to boys in a litter of puppies, we can write 2:4 or 2/4 to say that there are two girls to four boys.