Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Landmarks in India

Today for Inquiry I switched from Japan to India. We learnt about the landmarks in India like the Taj Mahal, Lakshman Temple, Humayun's Tomb and more. 

Maths Follow Up: Day 3

Today for maths we learnt how to subtract by splitting numbers into parts instead of counting down. For example, 37 - 4. Split the 30 + 7, then you subtract the 4 from 30 which makes 26. 26 + 7 = 33. I did the Day 3 section. 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Information Report - Success Criteria

This term for writing we are focusing on information reports. Our groups have learnt about what an information report looks like, what it needs, and what type of words you need. I have done a DLO on the Sucess Criteria in an information report. The image is an example and one of the information reports we have read. 


Today for my maths can dos I played prototech. I got 39 out of 40 equations right. The most trickiest section was the thousands addition and subtraction.

Study Ladder reading comprehension - Diwali

Today for Reading we went on Studyladder. I did a reading comprehension task based on the festival Diwali. In an information report there are everyday, scientific and impersonal words. Here are examples from the diwali text. Days is an impersonal word. Lights is a technical word. Welcome is an everyday word ( timeless word). 

Maths Follow Up Week 5

Today for maths we learnt how to subtract by splitting numbers into parts instead of counting down. For example, 37 - 4. Split the 30 + 7, then you subtract the 4 from 30 which makes 26. 26 + 7 = 33. I did the Day 1 and the Day 2 section. 

Friday, 27 May 2016

Studyladder: Writing Numbers to 1,000,000

Today during Maths did a set task on writing and reading numbers to 1,000,000. We had to write the written numbers into the digital number then see if we were correct or not. This was very challenging but A few tasks I did get 10 out of 10 answers right.

The Tian Tan Buddha Statue

The Tian Tan Buddha Statue

Scientific Words: Blue
The scientific words are highlighted in Blue
Impersonal Words: Purple
The impersonal words are highlighted in Purple
Everyday Words: Yellow
The everyday words are highlighted in Yellow
The Tian Tan Buddha is the world's largest, outdoor, bronze statue of Buddha. It is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in the city of Hong Kong The statue is near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. The statue is named after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing (Tian Tan). It is one of the five large Buddha statues in China.
The Buddha is 34 metres (112 ft) tall and weighs 250 metric tons (280 short tons). Construction of the Tian Tan Buddha began in 1990 and was finished on December 29, 1993. The statue is made out of 202 separate pieces of bronze. Inside the statue is a steel framework to support the heavy load. Gold was used for the face, portraying the beauty and solemnity of the Buddha.
The Tian Tan Buddha Statue is positioned on a lotus throne, surrounded by six bronze statues kneeling in dancing postures.They are known as the Six Devas and hold offerings of flowers, incense, a lamp, ointment, fruit and music to express her tribute to the Buddha. The offerings also symbolise charity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation and wisdom. To reach the statue, visitors have to climb 240 steps, although there is a small road for vehicles to accommodate handicapped people.
The Buddha statue's right hand is raised. This represents the removal of affliction. The left hand is resting on his knee, which signifies human happiness. One interesting difference from other statues of Buddha around the world is that this statue faces north, while most Buddha statues face south.
There is also a carved bell inscribed with images of Buddha in the showroom. It was designed to ring every seven minutes, 108 times a day, symbolising the release of 108 kinds of human vexations (vexatious are things that cause annoyance, frustration, or worry).
The Tian Tan Buddha is considered the major centre for Buddhism in Hong Kong. It is also a major tourist attraction for the region. Many people say that The Tian Tan Buddha Statue has a quiet calming power and is an escape from the hustle and bustle of busy Hong Kong.

Today Mele, Fraidon and I were working on an information report about the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. We had to highlight the impersonal, everyday and scientific words. We leanrt about the words used in an Information Report.

Study Ladder: Reading Numbers

Today for maths we had to read large numbers from Studayladder. I got 10 out of 10 questions right. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Language Challenge & Food Challenge

Today for Inquiry the Japanese group did the language challenge and the food challenge. For the language challenge we played a game. We had been given 3 ice block sticks. We had to go around the room telling people 'Hello' in Japanese. If they don't reply back you move on. If they do respond than you play rock paper scissors, then who ever won you got to get an ice block stick from the other person. Then you say thank you, then goodbye in Japanese. Then we learnt about the colours. We played another game using the ice block sticks. We had been given 3 sticks again then we had to ask for the colour in japanese from other people. If you have three sticks of the same color you stop asking. For the food challenge we did a venn diagram comparing the food between Japanese food and your culture's food.

Finding Patterns, Finding Fractions

Today for Maths we did a worksheet about finding patterns and fun fractions. For finding patterns needed to  solve number patterns and find the missing numbers. For fun fractions we needed to show basic fraction and fractions of sets. Here is a pattern example for you to solve. _ _ _ 48 _ _ 84 96 _ _

Monday, 23 May 2016

Reading Comprehension: The Taj Mahal

This is our activity for studyladder. We had to read an information report and answer the questions. I answered 8 question right.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Maths Follow up: Day 4

This is my Maths follow up Day 4. In our maths groups we had to add the two numbers that make up the same number that you subtract.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Maths Follow Up

This week for my maths group we had to do these equations. We had to add the 2 numbers that make the same number that you are taking away then add the remaining numbers. We also had to show our working out not only the answers.

Writing Must Do W3

For Writing this term LS1 is focusing on information reports. My group had to put the pieces of the information report back together. We had to show where it goes and that you know that it goes in that place. 

Flag Challenge

Today for Inquiry we did the Flag Challenge. We had to answer 6 questions about Japan's national flag. I found out a lot of interesting facts about the flag of Japan.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Map Challenge - Japan

Today during Inquiry we changed our groups. I moved from China to Japan. For Japan we had to do the Map Challenge. We had to put an arrow and label where Japan is on the world map. Then we marked the equator on the map. After that we labeled 7 countries near Japan. Finally we did the seas that are near Japan.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Information Reports

This week my Writing group, Te ika a Maui has been talking about Information reports. First, we wrote down what we knew then read a information report about Humpbacks. Then we highlighted the different parts of the information report and labeled it. 

Friday, 6 May 2016

China Poster

Today in LS1 we did a poster based on the countries we were studying. I am with Mrs Anderson which is China. I had to write down facts, photos, the flag and where it is located on the world map. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

General Knowledge: Germany

This is my General Knowledge. The country I researched on was Germany. I found a lot more interesting facts I didn't know about Germany. 

Landmarks in China

This Term the topic is Asia. LS1 and LS2 were seperated into 5 groups: Mr Wong (Japan), Miss Naicker (India), Miss Donaldson, Mrs Anderson (China) and Miss Kirkpatrick. I was put in the group China. We specifically talked about the landmarks in China. Then we were instructed to make a collage about the landmarks in China. I used these photos from Google Maps. 

Team Building

Today in LS1 we learnt how to trust other and work as a team. We did an activity with Mrs Anderson and Mr Wong. We did a activity called the 'Sitting Circle'. We had to get into a circle and face each other's backs. Then we put our hands on each other's shoulders then we had to sit on each other's knees. It was like sitting on a real chair. We had to use trust and collaboration to get the task done. We successfully finished the instruction after several practices. 

Free rice results

Today I played Free rice. This time I picked the subject, English , and worked on my vocabulary. I scored 200 grains of rice. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Today during Maths I did an independent task called Transum. I played the activity Addle. We had numbers from 1 - 14. We had to put the numbers in the right places so it could match with the answers. This time I started from the bottom to the top. I got the answers much more quicker than last time. I scored 201 seconds.

Xtra Math results

Today for independent tasks I played Xtra Math. I had a few questions wrong and most of them right. 

Free rice results

Today I played Free rice. I played the subject Maths, Pre-Algebra. I donated 340 grains of rice. 

Hit the button results

Today I played Hit the button for a maths warm up. I scored 22 out of 22.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Finding China

Today during Reading my group read the article Finding China. Before we read the text we read the title. Then we discussed what we thought was going to happen next. I talked with Jack and Fraidoon. Our prediction was that the article was going to be about a recount of someone's experience going to China. We were right. The text said, 'Without my parents, I travelled to Shanghai, China, where I went to school for six weeks. How did this come about?'

Free Rice Results

Today during maths I played the activity, Free rice. I donated 250 grains of rice. My subject was Maths, Pre-Algebra.

Maths Task T2 W1

Today in LS1 our maths task for today was to do these equations. We had to add 3 or more numbers by first making up pairs that add up to 10. I completed all the equations. We had to do the working out shown on the document. I think I could improve on getting the equations down faster. 

Hit the Button results

Today in LS1 my Maths group and I played Hit the Button. We had to answer basic facts from 1 - 10. I got 29 out of 30. 

Monday, 2 May 2016

Current Events - Trubridge breaks world record

Today I did the Current Events reading activity. My article was about William Trubridge breaking a world record of diving 122 metres into the water. 

Free Rice Results

Today in LS1 I played free rice. I chose the subject Maths, Multiplication table. I got a few questions wrong but I think I could improve on getting the answers right and on time. I donated 310 grains of rice.

Transum Addle

Today In LS1, during Maths I worked on Transum. The activity that I did was called Addle. I had the numbers 1-14. I had to put them into the right places so it could add up to the same number that was layed out. It was kind of complicted and frustrating but I got the answers.

Prototech Results Term 2

Today I did Prototech Maths. I got 40/40. I think I need to improve on my timing with getting the answers right and on the in less than 2 minutes.