Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Speech - Thoughts: Atareita

WALT: We are reviewing how to produce a quality blog post and comments.

Last Friday, Team 5 had the Top 3 students from each class ( 1 - 5) come up in front of everyone and present their speech that they had been working on for the past 4 weeks. We called it, "The Finals."
For me, It was such an amazing experience having to get up there and say my speech. Also watching other students about my age present their different types of speeches as well. Most of them were so really confident in their voices. 

Which speech appealed the most to you? Why?
From my perspective, I think that Amelia Feleti's speech was the most appealing for me. Her speech was about how her grandma had passed away and how it wasn't her job that made her happy, it was seeing her lovely granddaughter everyday. She used quite a lot of big and descriptive words during her speech which made it way more interesting than just saying normal everyday words. Personally, I think that it was quite hard having to remember the passing away of her grandma, but she pushed through with a very confident and projected voice, all the way to the end. She possibly has a chance of winning, "Team 5's Speech Contest."                   

Which speech was the most entertaining? Most thought Provoking?
Mubashshir Shafil had the most entertaining speech that was presented. He had really funny points/reasons and also added a bit of entertaining actions to spice things up a bit. His speech was about: If I were president for a day: He'd do many wonderful and helpful things while he was president for that one day. He said, that he would provide shelter for the homeless and food/water for those in need. He would help children and adults who are in the hospital and donate money to charities. Muba had some wonderful plans to help the world. Mubashshir had a lot different points and made me think about what I would do to help. 

If I were to give another speech in literacy, What are 3 things you need to work on improving?
For me, I think that I need to work on giving more detail and more interesting points/reasons. I also need to work on projecting my voice and talking confidently in front of others. I maybe need to work on just staying still instead of rocking side to side and moving around a lot. I really need to have a bit more practice if I will be speaking in front of about 50-70 kids. 

Throughout that time I was waiting for my turn and listening to others, I was feeling a bit nervous, but I reckon that I made it through my speech quite well. I found it really interesting that everyone had really confident voices and smooth actions. Overall, It was so amazing. Everyone was brilliant. 

Monday, 21 August 2017

Number Knowledge - Week 4&5 Task

WALT: Add and Subtract Negative Numbers.
This is my maths task for Wk 4 & 5 of Term 3 2017. It is all about Negative (-) and Positive (+) Numbers. Take a look at my work and I hope that you enjoy.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Online Profile - 10 Years Time

This is my online profile in 10 yrs time. We had to write about what we wanted to be
in 10 yrs and how old we will be. This is mine. Take a look and I hope that you enjoy. 

My I Wonder... Animation

This is my I Wonder... Animation for Term 3. At Pt England School we are learning all about space. 
There are a lot of wonders about our space and planet earth and beyond. My I wonder question is. I Wonder... If aliens existed, then can they speak english. Take a look at my Animation to find out more. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

GEGNZ Student Summit - Reflection

Image result for gegnz student summit 2017This morning, the yr 7 & 8 extension crew from Pt England School, were given the privilege to take a trip to Ormiston School, South Auckland for the GEGNZ (Google for Education Group New Zealand) Student Summit. There were over 400 kids that showed up there. As I have mentioned before, everything was held at Ormiston Junior College. Our extension crew had to present 2 different presentations that we held at our own workshop. (Still at OJC). So, our teacher split us up into 2 groups. One group would present what they had learned about Scratch and would also share their experiences/knowledge with scratch. The other group would present how we do our school news. (P.E.N.N) I was in the group that was presenting Scratch.

So, first of all, once we had arrived, we had to register and get our Presenter Tags, Pens and these, Google for education things to wear around our necks. After we had done all of that, we wrote our names down on the tags and found our way into the OJC Hall. They had set up chairs and some schools couldn't fit so they sat down on the floor. I think that there were over about 7 schools there. I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure that it was over 7. Anyways, we went into the hall because they were holding a welcoming ceremony. Once all of the schools had arrived in the hall, a keynote from the, Young Ocean Explorers Team was presented. The Young Oceans Explorer Team is mainly made up of 2 people. A Father and A Daughter who wanted to learn more about our waters. They have travelled all around the world to learn more about our oceans.

Afterwards, a couple of girls from the Ormiston Senior College told everyone about the housekeeping rules. Then, all of the schools (including us) exited the hall and went on to presenting or for some other groups. The first thing that my groupTinkertime In Action." They had 4 different stations. "Makey Makey," "Tangram Puzzles," "MBot Coding and, "Ozobots Coding." We were there for 45 mins and then we moved onto having some lunch. Once we finished eating, we went to the OJC Room to present our scratch projects. We had a few people come, but we were only in a small room. Not much space for everyone.
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We also presented for 45 mins and then went back to the main area and had some more lunch. After that, we moved to the next session. My group went to this other yr 4 presenter group that showed us about how to use tellagami. Every single group presented for only 45 mins. They used that time to show people how to use things and to learn more about them. Then, we went back to the main area had something to eat and went into their personal school hall again for the ending ceremony. As soon as everyone had sat down and found a seat, someone named, "Suan Yeo," presented his keynote asked everyone about what they enjoyed about the day and he talked about his job at, "GOOGLE."

At that ending ceremony, they had prizes for people that got their names picked out of the draw. During the workshops, everyone was asked to write their names down on a piece of paper and their school initials. This is how everyone entered the draw to win a special prize. 4 people won a prize from our school. Their names are, "Simon, Mitchell, Ana and Yvonne." 3 of them won a case for their chrome book and Mitchell won a globe with a magic pen.

Anyways, the whole day for me was amazing. I enjoyed presenting and going to other workshops to do extra activities. We even got to see one of the teachers that used to work at our school. Her name is, "Mrs Lavakula". She teaches at the Ormiston Junior Primary. Well, after everything, we went outside to take a giant group photo. It was fantastic.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Space Race

As you can see, this is my reading presentation for this week. It has taken me a while
to finally complete it, but I did it. This presentation is all about the Space Race and why
it happened in the first place. My presentation has quite a bit of information around it,
but I think that it has also helped me a bit to learn about the space race too. Make sure
to read my presentation to find out about what I have learnt this week.

Speech Task

Topic: How to bribe your siblings!!

Hey there guys! It’s been a quite a while, hasn't it? So… anyways. Have you ever seen or heard that your siblings got something amazing, and you didn’t. Like, they got an entire stationery pack and you just got 2 pencils. Well, welcome to my world. My siblings are almost always getting more than me. Anyways, I’m sick of them getting better things than me. So, here I have decided to give a few tips on how to bribe your siblings.

First of all, you must have some sort of proof that they got something better than you, because they might try and lie to get away with it. Next, you really need to know how to act and how to try and be kind to your siblings. Most of the time, when they see you being kind and good, they will most likely feel guilty and probably give you something of theirs that they thought you deserved.

Anyways, one more step till you become a master. Ask your siblings if they want anything and just tell them that you’ll clean up their mess after they’ve eaten or something. (Well, my siblings are useless at cleaning up anyways, but that’s not the point!) Maybe then, they will start seeing a change in you, and might also give you something that they thought you deserved more.

So… once you think that you’ve mastered those 3 simple steps, you are on the way to scoring something new for yourself. From your siblings. I know these steps might sound crazy, but trust me, they work. I have done it a lot on my siblings, because they are always getting better things than me.

As soon as I came up with these steps, everything started changing. My world became a whole lot different. My parents started giving me and my siblings the same things, making it fair for all of us. That really cheered me up. Now I don’t need to use these steps anymore.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Space Game - Reflection 2017

Hey there, Bloggers! Have you ever been set a task to create a game using code? Well, for the past 10 weeks, my group and I have been working on a scratch game based all around space. Our extension teacher (Mrs Lagitupu) gave us all a task to create a game on scratch using the knowledge of coding that we already had. This task was a bit challenging but we still got through it. My group faced quite a lot of challenges throughout term 2.

Here are the challenges that I faced:

First of all, almost all of us are beginners.
Secondly, it was quite hard moving the aliens back and forth.
Thirdly, It was also quite hard to figure out the right coding blocks to do such things.
Last of all, one of the biggest challenges was trying to make the rocket shoot out bullets to destroy the aliens.

But, once we got a bit of help we figured out how to fix all of these problems and challenges that we were facing that moment. Mrs Lagitupu got someone from OMGTech to come in and teach us more about coding. In case you didn't know, OMGTech is more like a coding company that does all sorts of things. They are pretty much like, I.T workers. They help to fix a lot of problems with coding and devices as well. Anyways,

Here is how we fixed our problems:

First challenge, Zoe from OMGTech came and taught us a lot about coding and which blocks to particular things and jobs.
Second challenge, After we received Zoe's help, we figured out how to move the aliens back and forth and even make them glide.
Third challenge, we got a little stuck on finding the right blocks, but we got shown a bit more information and we found the correct blocks to make everything move and that.
Last challenge, Mrs Lagitupu gave us links to basic game tutorials which we watched and they helped us find the right code to make the rockets shoot.

Well, that is my extension space game reflection for this term. I hope you enjoy reading. Oh, and also here is a link to youtube videos you could watch to find out how to create a basic game on scratch.

#1 - Basic Game Tutorial
#2 - Platform Game Tutorial
#3 - Racing Game Tutorial