Friday, 31 March 2017

Maths Task

WALT: Use our new number knowledge to solve equations
This is my Wk 8 Maths Task. It involves things that I already know. This presentation is here to test me on what I still know. Take a look and I hope you enjoy.


WALT: Order fractions with different denominators.
This week our task was to complete this presentation that includes dividing and multiplying fractions.
Take a look and I hope that you enjoy.

Water Cycle

Hey there!! This term, team 5 was given a task to create and animate something around the water cycle. So, i did just that. I added extra by creating buttons which go to different cards with transitions. It was quite difficult, but I got through it. So... here is what I have created for my task this term. Take a look and I hope you enjoy. Oh... and also feel free to comment down below and send me some of your feedback on my animation. Thanks a lot. 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Writing Test - Reflection

Hey there bloggers!!! I have just received my results for my writing test that I took a few weeks back. We were given about 40 minutes to write about our special place in the community. I wrote about my favourite supermarket, Pak'n'Save. The Yr 7 & 8's at my school got marked on 7 different subjects. Ideas, Structure, Organisation, Vocabulary, Sentence, Punctuation and Spelling. I think that I should work more on, Structure, Vocabulary and Punctuation. I think that I am getting better at Spelling, Ideas, Sentence and Organisation. One of my favourite subjects in school is writing, so I enjoy it a lot. Hopefully, I get a chance to work more on what I need to. I even got a few notes written down below for my marks. Well, now I know what I need to work on more for my next writing test. Look out for more blog posts from me. I will be posting a lot for the next few weeks. Feel free to comment down below on what you think your marks would have been. Thanks for reading.  

Monday, 27 March 2017

Multiplication Pyramid - T1 Wk 9

This is my T1 Wk9 Multiplication Pyramid. I had to multiply all the way to the top. The first bottom numbers to the left and then keep going up and up. It got pretty challenging, but I got through it. I enjoy multiplying these number and figuring out the giant answers behind them. I got shocked once it got to the top. Feel free to comment down below with some ideas of a new pyramid. 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Tarakura Wanted

I was given a task to create a wanted poster to capture the dangerous Taniwha named, Tarakura. He lives a swamp. Just watch out, for whoever has passed his bridge, has never returned. Be careful for his sharp talons. Tarakura is a menace and will kill anyone who comes in sight. Even you. Capture Tarakura, DEAD OR ALIVE!!! Beware as he is considered dangerous. So, don't approach him.   

Auckland Council - Letter

Pt England School,
130 Pt England Road,
Pt England
Auckland, 1072

Monday 27th February 2017,

Dear Auckland Council,

My name is Atareita and I am a year 7 student at Pt England School. I am writing to you about the issue of pollution in our water system. Many people agree that pollution has become a huge problem in Auckland, more like the world, because people from different locations have been throwing their trash into our lakes, rivers and oceans. It is very bad for the creatures in our waters because, if rubbish keeps on getting thrown away in the waters, then the creatures living in it will think that it is food and eat it. But, if they eat it then they will die because it gets stuck in their stomachs and they are not able to get it out of them.

Secondly, I believe that you should make punishments for people who litter.  You could make a law where if someone spotted a person littering, then you get an immediate fine. Maybe about $100. Or to stop people from throwing garbage down the drains, you could set up something that stops garbage from going through the drains and into the ocean.

If someone doesn’t do anything about this problem, then it is going to become more worse and the creatures living in our waters will end up eating the garbage thinking that it’s food and get sick, but eventually die. Furthermore, later on we will be infected, then we will get sick and eventually die afterwards. And then sooner or later, every living thing will die from not having enough available fresh water for us to keep hydrated/healthy. So, that is why you need to do something about the world’s number one problem. POLLUTION!!

Kind Regards,

Water Worries

WALT: Support all my answers with evidence from the text. 
This presentation is about saving water. I was given a task to complete this presentation and answer all of the questions. Take a look and I hope you enjoy. 
P.S: There are also 2 links to A letter and a poster. 

Yr 7 Tech - Cooking

Throughout the term, Yr 7's have been going to Tamaki College to do something that we call, TECH. There are 4 different groups. Carving, Hard Materials, Graphics/Art and Cooking. I was in the cooking group. There were about 16 people in my entire group. And about the same in the rest of the groups. My cooking teacher's name was, Mrs. Heka.

We go once a week on a Thursday. So, for my cooking group there are 8 kitchens. 2 people per kitchen. Well, I was in kitchen number 1 and I was paired up together with one of my dear friends, Angels. She is lovely once you get to know her. Anyways, the first thing that we made was an Oreo Milkshake each. It included, chocolate sauce, chocolate syrup, oreos, milk and whipped cream. Afterwards, it was delicious. The next thing we made was, a savoury muffin. This one included, bacon, pineapple, spaghetti, cheese, and bread. We used bread for the pastry and bacon, pineapple and spaghetti for the filling. We had to first of all roast the bread, shape it and then put in the filling. After that was complete, we had to roast everything at once. Only for about 5 minutes. It tasted divine.

As you can probably think now, we were to do a dessert and then a savoury and then just go in order. So, now that I've told you about those things we made first, let me tell you about what we had made yesterday. My group made, Roasted potatoes with chicken breasts made into french fries. Your probably reading this and thinking to yourself, Hmmm... I wonder how that must have tasted. Well, It was the best thing we had made so far. It was that good. Oh and hear this, we even got to cook the chicken breasts our self. Of course, after we had crumbed it. The Ingredients that were needed were, chicken breasts, eggs, flour, breadcrumbs, potatoes, oil, herbs, Parmesan cheese and salt. Both of the people in one kitchen had different things to do. Like, I was responsible for the potatoes and cooking the chicken breast. And Angels was responsible for cutting the chicken and making the crumbing mix. After the potatoes were done, Mrs. Heka put them into the roasting oven and waited for them to roast for about 10 minutes. And then we crumbed the chicken and cooked it.

Furthermore, when everything was done, we cleaned up and ate our creation. It was amazing. I can't wait to taste what we make next week. Hopefully we make a delicious dessert. Well, look out for my next posts about what I have been up to lately. Feel free to comment down below and tell me some things that you enjoy making. Thanks for reading...

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Number Knowledge Wk 8

WALT: Use our new number knowledge to solve equations. 
This week we were given a task to test out what we know with numbers on this presentation. 
Here is it. Take a look and I hope you enjoy. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

My Idea of a fun weekend - Writing Task

My Idea of a Fun Weekend

Do you enjoy either a fun weekend or a boring one? Well, I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a fun weekend. Even if it is just staying home and hanging out with my family/friends or if it’s going out to rainbows end or going to the pools. Well, Here are my ideas of a fun weekend.

First of all, if I was to spend the whole day at rainbows end, I would have first eaten a big breakfast and just packed a regular sized lunch. A challenge for me would to try and go on every single ride they have there. Furthermore, I would try out at least 3 or 4 rides and then have a lunch/drink break. By the way, I have 3 favourite rides. They are called: 1. The Power Surge, 2. Stratosphere and 3. The White Roller coaster. Moreover,  Rainbows End is a really cool place to spend your Saturday.

Secondly, another idea for a fun weekend could be, spending the day at the pools in GI or Panmure. It might not be what you were thinking of, but at least you’ll have a nice swim. I wouldn’t mind to have a beautiful day to spend at the pools with my friends. You could even take some lunch/food down to munch on. Because, you can’t have a fun day at the pools without anything to eat the whole day.

Last of all, If you just feel like a day of relaxing, maybe you can just spend a lovely day at home with your family. It would be a astonishing day to spend at home with your family, eating, watching TV and relaxing. That could probably be saved for a Sunday, after a long fun Saturday.  

So, I have given you a few ideas of a fun weekend to have with your family and friends. I would enjoy either one of these fun days. Maybe you could ask your family, if you could go out and have a fun weekend. Well, thanks for reading my writing blog post. Feel free to comment down below and tell me what are your ideas of a fun and enthusiastic weekend.

Water Wise

WALT: make sense of new information before, during and after reading by connectiing it to myself, texts i know and my world.
This presentation is all about water and how it travels the world with the water cycle. This includes in my WALT. Take a look and I hope you enjoy. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Why do people need to drink water??

Why do People Need to Drink Water??

I bet that you thought that water was just for keeping yourself hydrated. Well No!! There are a lot of things that water does to your body, rather than just keeping you hydrated. So, I am now going to explain why drinking water is so important to us human beings.

Drinking water helps us survive. It keeps us hydrated. The minimum amount of water you should be drinking a day is at least 6 cups of water. Your body is approximately 60 percent water, your brain is 70 percent water, and your lungs are nearly 90 percent water. If you do not drink enough water each day and become dehydrated, you could suffer from headaches, stomachaches, collapsing and you could even possibly become delusional. Water is more important than food. You could survive approximately 1 week without water, but you could survive at least a month without food.

Water also keeps our skin and digestive system healthy. When you drink water and you swallow it, you might not know that it goes around your body cleaning up all of the toxins inside your body. When you wash/shower with soap and water, you are cleaning all of the bacteria and germs off of your body.

There’s nothing like a glass of cool, clear water to quench your thirst! But the next time you turn on the tap, you might want to question whether that water is in fact, too toxic to drink. If your water is fluoridated, the answer is likely yes. For decades, we have been told a lie; a lie that has led to the deaths of millions of Americans and weakened the immune system of tens of millions more. You must check just in case. But other than that water is good to drink every day.

So, now you know. Water is very important to our human bodies. We should be drinking at least 8 cups a day. That is the least amount. So, Water is the most important thing that your body needs. Water is even more important than food. Like, I said at the beginning. Water is more important than food. You can live without food, but not water.

Find out more about water on my blog. Atareita @ Pt England School

Friday, 17 March 2017

Maori Myths and Legends

WALT:  research the various myths and legends that were used to explain features of our environment.    Features such as our land, our oceans our natural resources.
This is my Maori Myths and Legends Presentation. It includes, Things About Maui, Aoraki and Comparisons. This week we were given the task to create a presentation about Myths and Legends. Take a look and I hope you enjoy. 

My Journey throughout Polyfest's Technical Workshops

Hey there bloggers!!! On the 16th of March 2017, I had an astonishing journey throughout the 2017 Polyfest's Technical Workshops. Now, let me tell you all about it. 

First of all, What is Polyfest? you may be asking. Well, the ASB Polyfest is an iconic Auckland festival which features traditional music, dance, costume and speech from secondary school students. It is a very important showcase of New Zealand's breath-taking cultures and a celebration of youth performances. 

There were so many different types of workshops/stations/activities. For Example: There was one workshop, where you had to put on these 3D Google Glasses. Once you put them on and someone had started them up, it felt like you were in a virtual world. After about, 1 - 2mins of the first scene, the background and topic would change. Like, if you were in a medical room, it could change to a classroom or a beach. It could literally change to anything. Then, there were so many other workshops. There was another one where we had to ride on of those bicycles that power energy. I rode it for about 2mins and then I got a free Mango Supreme Smoothie at the end. The smoothie was delicious. I enjoyed all of the workshops that I got to try. I went to a lot. My group and I tried to go to all of them. Sadly, we missed out on a few. 

But, my favourite part of the day was watching the dancers compete at a workshop called, Te Wananga O Aotearoa. It was so hilarious. It was the most funniest part of my day. Later on in the day, I even got to have a go and competing the the dance competition. The DJ played remixes of songs and we had to dance to it. The person that had the best dance moves got the top prize. Which was either sunglasses, a fan or a smoothie. The second prize went to the person, that made the most people laugh. That was me. I got to pick out of a smoothie, a pair of sunglasses or a fan. I picked a pair of sunglasses, cause I already had a smoothie and a fan. 

After all of that, I learnt that, if you correctly hook something up to a bicycle a ride it for a while, quite fast, you can power energy. That was very interesting. I never knew that would happen. For our activity, we powered a smoothie blender. 

I enjoyed the entire day with my friends and my group. I loved it. It was one of the most amazing trips I have been on before. Hopefully, next year i get to go once again. A huge thanks to all of the parents and helpers that came along and enjoyed the day with us. We couldn't have gone without yous. Can't wait for next year.  

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Week 7 Thinkboard

WALT: Solve fractions, decimals and percentage word problems. 
This is my Week 7 think board. I created this on google drawings. The question includes decimals and addition/subtraction. As you can see, I have used the strategy of, Adding instead of subtracting. Take a look and I hope that you enjoy. 
P.S - Please feel free to comment down below and give me some feedback. By the way, this wasn't as easy as it looks.  

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages - Maths Task

WALT: Solve problems with fractions, decimals, percentages. This is my week 7 maths task. It includes 2 questions for each category. The 3 categories are, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. These questions were a bit of a challenge, but I got through it with some help form my teacher. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Wk 6 Problems

WALT: Add and subtract decimals to 3 decimal places.
This week my group (Compasses) and I have been working on this presentation since last week now. This presentation includes, Adding Decimals, Place value and much more. The poster that you can see on the left is part of this activity. It has also helped me with my decimals. It is pretty much a pyramid of added decimals. It also fits well with my - WALT. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Place Value

WALT: Demonstrate use of new knowledge about Place Value. Add and subtract decimals to 3 decimal places. 
These is my Place Value Houses. There are, Hundred Thousands, Ten Thousands, Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Ones. I was given eight numbers and I had to put them in their columns. Take a look and I hope that you enjoy. 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Match Up Activity

This is my Match Up Activity. I had to match up 3 Hexagons that had the same thing on them. Take a look at it and I hope that you enjoy. 

Fractions of a Number

WALT -  Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. 
This week we are learning about fractions. Here is a presentation which includes fractions being added altogether as one. Take a look and I hope you enjoy.