Friday, October 25, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Algebraic Thinking by Isabella

This is my flow chart. I had to show you how to play 'Algebra'. This is a simple game.
mind mapping software

Monday, October 14, 2013

Chevy - Xtramaths

This term my results were not good. I got seven wrong.  I did not improve from last term One.

Samira - Using Te Ara

L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki River.
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ encyclopaedia.
Use our skimming and scanning skills.

Use this link to open Te Ara
Enter Waitemata into the search box and use that page to answer these questions.

What sort of landform is the Waitemata harbour? The Waitemata harbour is known  as the Auckland Harbour which is drowned river valley.

Why was it chosen to be New Zealand’s capital? It was chosen because it had tidal flats mangroves in the upper reaches, to the west  and sandy bay’s with sandstone cliffs onwards the eastern shore.

What does Waitemata mean? Waitemata means obsidians waters also the glassy surface  resembled volcanic which is black rock. (Te Ara)

Tell me one interesting fact about each of these features of the Waitemata:
Auckland’s chief port - The Auckland’s port on the Waitemata was essential to the progress of the city and region.
Viaduct basin - The Viaduct basin site of the old fishing harbour was developed in the mid 1990’s
West Haven - West Haven is the largest marina in Australia
Harbour bridge - The Auckland  Harbour bridge is (1,020 m long)
Greenhithe bridge - The  Greenhithe bridge was built in 1975 as a alternative harbour  crossing.
Natural features - Natural features of the Waitemata include Meola reef also known as Te Tokoroa  meaning long reef.

Viola - Spelling Activity



Synonyms 
 
L41
admitted-admit
pebbles-stone
violent-violence
celebrations-parties
commander-leader
caring-loving
blizzard-storm
brilliant - smart
challenge-race
conference-meeting

Lavinia - The Great Pancake Race

If you want to know how to do the Great Pancake Race have a look at my Comic Life.

Rachel - Using Te Ara



Using Te Ara -
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
1. Waitemata Harbour

L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki River.
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ encyclopaedia.
Use our skimming and scanning skills.

Use this link to open Te Ara
Enter Waitemata into the search box and use that page to answer these questions.

What sort of landform is the Waitemata harbour?  wellington

Why was it chosen to be New Zealand’s capital? In 1865, Wellington became the capital city of New Zealand, replacing Auckland, where William Hobson had placed the capital in 1841.

What does Waitemata mean?
Waitemata means obsidian waters.

Tell me one interesting fact about each of these features of the Waitemata:
Auckland’s chief port - Auckland’s port on the Waitematā was vital to the progress of the city and region.
Viaduct basin - The Viaduct Basin, site of the old fishing harbour, was redeveloped in the mid-1990s as a site where the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron could host the America’s Cup in 1999 and 2003.
Westhaven - The Westhaven Marina, with 1,800 berths, is the largest managed marina in Australasia, and a symbol of Aucklanders’ love of sailing. Other marinas have been constructed around the harbour.
Harbour bridge - The Auckland Harbour Bridge (1,020 m long) was opened in 1959 to link the Auckland isthmus with the north.
Greenhithe bridge - The Greenhithe Bridge was built in 1975 as an alternative harbour crossing, spanning the upper Waitematā from Hobsonville to Greenhithe on the North Shore.

Natural features - Natural features of the Waitematā include Meola reef (also known as Te Tokoroa, meaning ‘a long reef’), a rocky sub-marine promontory. It was formed by lava flowing from the Three Kings eruption 20,000 years ago.

Veisinia - Xtramath

This is my xtramaths results it shows that I got 3 wrong and the rest of them are all correct. Next time I will try to get all of the answers correct without any errors.

Waitama - 4 hour hike

Hike!


How can people walk for four hours?
Oh my gosh! A four hour hike, what could be worse than that? By the look of the shape of the mountain, it looked like mount Everest’s twin. Walking up the hills and feeling broken down, my legs were in pain like they were never alive.


“Keep up Waitama” exclaimed Tienira,  walking in front.  I was trying to keep up, but my legs were in pain after those crazy steep hills. People were trying to push in front “I want to go home” I shouted, seeing sharp, steep stairs ahead of us. Finally the stairs finished, my whole body felt like it was going to break into millions of pieces.


I said to myself “Come on Waitama” trying to push myself when I was marching up the steep hills trying to keep up with Mr Johnson and Tienira up in front. Soon after I was getting weak and in pain, I slowed down and tryed to take a deep breath, oh my gosh another hill! This is the worst walk ever.


I made it to the top of a hill and saw everyone sitting down, Yay! My legs felt that they were going to peel themselves off and then shatter into dust.
This four hour hike was ridiculously long but worth it! It was my first time walking up and down the hills and I wish I never have to do that again in my life!

Mosese - Xtramaths

This was my first results for the term I have improved from the last term.

Michael W. - Using Te Ara

Using Te Ara -
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
1. Waitemata Harbour

L.I.    Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki River.
    Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ encyclopaedia.
    Use our skimming and scanning skills.

Use this link to open Te Ara
Enter Waitemata into the search box and use that page to answer these questions.

What sort of landform is the Waitemata harbour?
Waitemata harbour is a drowned river valley
Why was it chosen to be New Zealand’s capital?
It was chosen to be New Zealand’s capital because of the harbours navigable channels
What does Waitemata mean?
Waitemata means Obsidian waters, as the glassy waters looked similar to the volcanic rock, obsidian.
Tell me one interesting fact about each of these features of the Waitemata:
Auckland’s chief port -Every summer, about 30 cruise liners berth at the nearby Princes Wharf
Viaduct basin - The Viaduct basin used to be the site of an old fishing harbour
Harbour bridge -The harbour bridge was opened in 1959
Greenhithe bridge -Greenhithe bridge was built in 1979
Natural features -Meola reef is a feature of  Waitemata, that was formed by lava.

Katarake - Spelling Activity

Level 49

L.I Making Sentences

  • Challenge - My teacher gave me a challenge.
  • Fraction - I had a fraction test at school.
  • Weird - She/he was weird just like Roswell.
  • Cape - I wore a cape.
  • Explosion - There was a massive explosion near the white house.
  • Priest - The priest was very nervous while he was talking to the church.
  • Amateur - She was being an amateur.
  • Tremendously - He was tremendously awesome.
  • Revive - I revived my friend on black ops 2.
  • India - I went to India.

Trinity - Synonyms

 
Synonyms
 
Blast-Blow
Quantity-Batch
Torment-Agony
Tough-Hard
gigantic-Big
murmur-Mumble
gruff-blunt
ensure-assure
compose-paste
cashier-accountant
consult-argue
occasion-moment

Akansha - Family Words

Family words
Lvl 26
LI.Use the words from the sheet and find the family words from the  dictionary.
merry: merman, merry go round,mercurial
disappoint:disappear,disappointment,disappoint
commerce:commentator,commercial,comminuted fracture
surround:surrogate, surrounding,surprise
mischief:mischance,mischievous,miscalculate
tick:  tibia,makes a person tick,Ticket
poke: poker machine ,poker face poisoned
stir: stipulate,stirrup,stinker


This is my family words and this week I did much better. It was a little bit hard.

Faitele - Camp Recount

Kayaking
Kokako lodge
Slip slop splash! I fell into the water. The water was as cold as ice and I was bobbing up and down because I had a life jacket on. I could not touch the ground, but it did not stop me from crashing into trees, plants and thorn bushes. There were also rocks and glass but luckily we were wearing our shoes. There were other rocks that look like crocodiles because they were green with slime.  

When I hit the water it was cold and frosty, I was freezing and the people that were around me didn’t even bother to help me, they just kept on paddling. Allen the instructor came rushing down the river to save me. WEEEEEE!

When I fell in the water the rest of my group  just stared at me and paddled away as fast as they could.   Later on though I was laughing when they crashed into the thorny bushes and trees.

When I saw the waterfall Allen said “We're going to the waterfall.” I  was scared because I knew I would fall out of the kayak. The waterfall dropped a lot of water and it was getting harder and harder to paddle against the current, but I didn't fall in and it was an extraordinary journey .

When I came out I looked like a waterfall because I was so soaking wet.  The water was streaming off me.

Quaid - Xtramaths

My first result for the term was a good one because I scored no crosses or time diffulculties.

Rangi - Spelling Activity

Syllables


2
3

Digest
establish
flannel
gentleman
hectic
meanwhile
instance
pioneer
likely
election
nervous
expire
sausage
oppisite
suggest
refreashment
varnish
acoording
wrinkle
forever

Addnan - Xtramaths

I struggled a little bit because I didn't do this for a while. My result was 30 in a row against the teacher.

Kahlista - Sentences


Sentences
lvl 33
LI - Understand what word mean and put them into sentences
perform - My aunty and cousin told me they went to watch Rihanna perform at her concert.

cardboard - At school we made a marble run using cardboard.

confess - My aunty ask her child to confess to what she did.

theme - I use chrome theme to change the background of the sites I go on.

shave - My friend laughed at my friend and told her to shave her armpits.

dyeing - I like dyeing my clothes different colors.

breathe - Everyone needs to breathe.

Computer - I have a computer at home.

noisy - My mum hates when us kids are noisy.

cancel - Sometime people have to cancel their plans.  

Bradley - Kayaking Recount

Camp 2013

Splash!  My kayak hit the water and I had to try and get in without getting wet. When I first tried to get into my kayak I fell over and got all wet.  

The kayaking instructor was Allan he was  a good instructor.  He taught us how to go left and right. He taught us also how to move forwards and backwards. When I went too fast, I tipped over and when I went too slow I crashed into some thorn bushes.

I fell in the water about 27 times because it was hard to keep balanced on the kayak. The thorn bushes were awful they gave me big cuts. “Ahhh!” I hit my head and it was bleeding. I asked for a plaster but Allan said “If I put a plaster on you it will fall off ”

Splash! I fell in the water again! “Brrr” I was shivering as I came out of the water, but that didn’t stop me going kayaking again the next day.

Efaraima - Using Te Ara

Using Te Ara -
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
1. Waitemata Harbour

L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki River.
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ encyclopaedia.
Use our skimming and scanning skills.

Use this link to open Te Ara
Enter Waitemata into the search box and use that page to answer these questions.

What sort of landform is the Waitemata harbour?
New Zealand
Why was it chosen to be New Zealand’s capital?
Capitals
What does Waitemata mean?
It means Wellington
Tell me one interesting fact about each of these features of the Waitemata:
Auckland’s chief port -Chief
Viaduct basin -Viaduct Harboue
Westhaven -West
Harbour bridge -Waitemata Bridge
Greenhithe bridge -Greenhite Harbour
Natural features -Cultures

Copy the ma

Chloe - Spelling Activity



Level Thirty-Seven
Term 4

Stationery-Stationeries-Stations
bass-bassed-basses
Bracket-Brackets-Bracketed
Entertain-Entertained-Entertaines
Situation-Situations-Stationed
Texture-Textured-Textures
Origin-Originate-Origins
Deport-Deported-Deports
Grumble-Grumbled-Grumbler
Surfer-Surfers-Surf

Comment: I actually find this activity easy for me because I understand more.

Tyler - Xtramath result

Xtramaths

This is my Xtra maths that I did today and I did better then last time


Tatiana - Using Te Ara

My Te Ara Information Tatiana

Using Te Ara -
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
1. Waitemata Harbour
L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki River.
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ encyclopaedia.
Use our skimming and scanning skills.

Use this link to open Te Ara
Enter Waitemata into the search box and use that page to answer these questions.

What sort of landform is the Waitemata harbour?



These cliffs in Takapuna are made of ‘Waitematā strata’ – layers of sandstone and mudstone, as well as volcanic ash, compacted into sedimentary rock over the last 5 million years

Why was it chosen to be New Zealand’s capital?
Most of the land around Auckland is gentle and undulating. There are a series of hills in the west (Waitākere Ranges) and the south-east (Hūnua Ranges). Sand dunes form the southern arms of the Kaipara and Manukau harbours.

What does Waitemata mean?
The Waitematā Harbour (also known as Auckland Harbour) is a drowned river valley, stretching from Riverhead in the north-west to Tāmaki River in the east. It has tidal flats and mangroves in the upper reaches to the west, and sandy bays with sandstone cliffs along the eastern shores. The harbour’s deep navigable channels and sheltered bays helped to determine Lieutenant-Governor Hobson’s choice of a site for New Zealand's capital in 1840.

Tell me one interesting fact about each of these features of the Waitemata:
The Auckland Harbour Bridge (1,020 m long) was opened in 1959 to link the Auckland isthmus with the north. It spans the harbour from Point Erin to Stokes Point. Designed by Freeman Fox and Partners, with a cantilever-style single span, it was the last bridge in the world constructed with a steel lattice girder. In 1969 four outer lanes were added. Pre-fabricated in Japan, these sections became known as the ‘Nippon clip-ons’.



Auckland’s chief port -
Auckland’s port on the Waitematā was vital to the progress of the city and region. The first of a series of land reclamations to expand the port area began in 1859. By 1900, 132 acres (53 hectares) of land had been reclaimed from the harbour. By 1955 the total had reached 390 acres (157 hectares).
Viaduct basin -
The Viaduct Basin, site of the old fishing harbour, was redeveloped in the mid-1990s as a site where the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron could host the America’s Cup in 1999 and 2003..
Westhaven -
Today restaurants and mega-yachts make it a lively hub of activity. Nearby is the Maritime Museum on Hobson’s Wharf. The Westhaven Marina, with 1,800 berths, is the largest managed marina in Australasia, and a symbol of Aucklanders’ love of sailing. Other marinas have been constructed around the harbour. On Auckland Anniversary Day each year the Auckland Regatta (the largest one-day regatta in the world) fills the harbour with sails.
Harbour bridge -
In 2007 the Axis Fergusson container wharf enables Auckland to handle 45% of New Zealand’s shipping trade. Each summer about 30 cruise liners berth at the nearby Princes Wharf. A law change in 2004 transferred 80% of the Ports of Auckland Ltd assets from private to Auckland City Council control.
Greenhithe bridge -
The Greenhithe Bridge was built in 1975 as an alternative harbour crossing, spanning the upper Waitematā from Hobsonville to Greenhithe on the North Shore.
Natural features -
Natural features of the Waitematā include Meola reef (also known as Te Tokoroa, meaning ‘a long reef’), a rocky sub-marine promontory. It was formed by lava flowing from the Three Kings eruption 20,000 years ago. Pollen Island Marine Reserve (Motu Manawa) on the northern side of the north-west motorway is the best Auckland example of a mangrove saltmarsh.