Thursday, 29 October 2015

Research tag

Research Tag

Choose a country and write a question about it.  For example what foods do they eat in Romania?

Topic: Iraq

Big idea: Clothing

Now go and find a book that you think could answer the question and fill out this information.

Book title: Iraq

Author/s: Paul Mason

Publisher: Capstone Global library

Date of publication: 2012

Keywords found: Arabs, Muslim, Arabic

Page #’s: 4, 26, 28

Key pictures found: Picture of people communicating

Page #’s: 4, 26, 28

This is our library skills task for week 3. We had to find a country and pick an idea about.  

Line Shoot

One of our Maths activities were to play Line shoot. It tests you on point, line segment, ray, line, intersecting and parallel lines. They randomly appear and you click on the best answer. I got 100% on timed mode. 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Matching Parts of a Book

Matching Parts of a Book

L.I. Know the different parts of non-fiction books

Index = Alphabetical list of all the topics in a book with the page number where the information can be found.

End Papers = The first and last pages of a book.

Illustrator = The person who prepared or drew the pictures.

Introduction = Information about the book found at the beginning of a book.

Dedication = Words about a special person found at the front of a book.

Author = The person who wrote the book.

Glossary =  List of special words used in the book with their correct meanings.

Spine = The flat narrow outside strip of the book.

Publisher = The company who made the book.

Cover = The outside of the book.

Spine label = The label which identifies the book on the shelf.

Bibliography = A list of more books on the same subject.

Contents = A list of the titles of the chapters.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Simple Machine Vocabulary

Kids’ definition
Dictionary definition
A bar that is pulled down do lift something heavy or make a machine work
It is used to move heavy items around
Eg: A nail with a slot on the top and ridges round the sharp end. You put it in the hole and twist it do fix things together
It is used to fix things like cabinets and other things
A circular object that turns on an axle through the middle. Cars,bicycles,and buses have wheels
A machine that uses a wheel and axle to lift things
A tool that uses a wheel and a rope to lift heavy things.
A wheel with a rope around it, used for lifting heavy things.
A rod that goes through the center of wheels.
A rod or spindle either fixed or rotating passing through the centre of a wheel or group of wheels.
An evergreen oak of the southwestern United States that is often cultivated as a shade tree.
bend the head or body forward,as in nod or bow .
A surface that makes something do move easier.
A flat or level surface.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Using Compass Points

For Maths I had to practice using compass points. I used Digi store to practice using compass points. We had to follow the instructions until we finished. We used a scale to measure how many kilometers away from the star.

Choosing the right book

Choosing the Right Book

L.I. Matching questions to book titles
Looking for keywords in a question

Here is a list of some books you might find in the nonfiction section of a library:

Which of the books would you use to find out:

1. How many people live in NZ?
Yearbook of Population

2. Which special stamps were issued in New Zealand in 1992?
Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue

3. How to look after a puppy?
Caring for pets

4. Where the custom of Easter Eggs came from?
Dictionary of Customs and Fables

5. The date of the Wahine disaster?
Everyman’s Dictionary of Dates

6. Which records were broken at the last Olympic Games?
Guinness Book of Records

7. The size of Noah’s Ark?
The Bible

8. The speed of the first aircraft to fly under power?
A History of Flight

9. The story of how the first under four-minute mile was run?
Encyclopedia of Athletics

10.  How the Greeks used a wooden horse to enter the city of Troy?

Myths and Legends

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Basic Facts Karuta

I played basic facts karuta with my partner Mia. I have improved on my basic facts.

Addition and Subtraction Triangle

These photos show my addition triangle and subtraction. They help me improve on my basic facts.

Studdy Ladder: Division Basic Facts

Another maths Activity I did was Studyladder. I chose basic division facts. I got 10 out of 10. :)

Number Stones

Today we did our independent maths activities. One of the activities I did was Number Stones. 

Xtra Math

For our maths we had to do independent activities. I chose Xtra Math. This photo shows my progress in Xtra Math 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Word Web

Today we did S.S.R. Our task was to pick a word from our book. I picked 'brilliant'. Then we had to find 6 synonyms and fill them out. 

Discussing Difficuilties

My reading task today was to read a book about birds and find some really difficult words, then I had to find the meaning with evidence. We learnt about why it is important to share really hard words, it's because you could learn, improve on your vocabulary and also so that you understand. The words that were very difficult were: talons/spans, carrion, bred and eyries. Some of the words I don't know myself. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

My Fun Holiday

My Fun Holiday
For the first week of the holidays my sister Angel and I didn’t go anywhere for fun, but stay home. My older sister Arianna went Melbourne Australia. My sister and I were excited because our parents bought a new T.V.

On Sunday we replaced our old cabinet with our new one. We cleaned the whole lounge for the cabinet to look clean. We took our mats, baskets and everything that was inside the lounge outside. The lounge looked like it was brand new. My dad got his toolbox out and followed the instructions as he went. My sister and I couldn’t wait any longer for the T.V. 30 minutes later the T.V was up and ready to watch. We found out that we could watch youtube, netflix and even go on google search.

My Aunt's birthday was on Monday but it was celebrated on Thursday. My cousin and I went to the airport to go pick up my sister. We were surprised to see his mum there. We dropped off my aunt at home and went straight to the movies. We watched Pixels. It was a really funny movie with a lot of action in it.  After the movie we went back home with leftover snacks. We were late for the barbecue and giving presents. I wished my Aunt happy birthday and gave her a card with some money.

We had fun at the movies and seeing my dad building the cabinet.