Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Alien Art

Today We have been doing art with our names we had to fold a piece of paper in half then draw our name making sure they touched each other and the crease below, after wed had to cut our names out and color them in mine looked real cool. Then we had to make a video about what we need on our planet their from, so this is it


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Bookapedia T1 Wonder

I was interested in finding out some of the answers to my questions I wanted to ask RJ Palacio

Here are the answers:

Why did you choose to do Justin's part of the book in lower case and poorly punctuated?

When it came to writing Justin's part of the book, because he is a musician It seemed just natural for me to represent his thoughts in a very visual way. He's the kind of person who doesn't talk a lot , because he is naturally shy, but has a lot going on inside. The running monologue inside his head has no time for capital letters of punctuation.

What did you want your readers reaction to be after reading this book?

I hope they will come away with the idea that they are noticed: their actions are noted. Maybe not immediately  or directly or even in a way that seems obvious, but if they're mean someone suffer if they're kind someone benefits.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014

Measles outbreak

Nearly 40 people in Auckland have recently been diagnosed with the infectious measles disease.
Westlake Boys High School on Aucklands North Shore is one of the hardest hit communities with 20 ill students.
Several other Westlake Boys High pupils who have not been immunised against measles have been asked to stay away for the next two weeks.
Measles is a very serious disease that is highly contagious and can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The symptoms include fever, a cough, sore eyes and a rash. There is no treatment, and complications can be severe.
The Auckland Health Service has estimated that around 750 people are at immediate risk of catching the highly contagious disease.
Dr. Julia Peters said the Health Service had been working with the North Shore school for just over a week when the first case of measles was found there.
"This is definitely more than what we'd normally see. We're working hard to contain the measles within the Auckland region."
Dr. Peters said many people who had come down with the disease had recently been overseas and, in particular, in the Philippines.
The public health service has sent information to parents and students at Westlake Boys High and asked that those students who are not sure whether they have been immunised against measles to stay away.

"What we're trying to do is isolate those students as well as those who have measles, because 
students who are not immunised can get sick," she said.

Another seven cases of measles in Auckland are being investigated - three of them from the same school.
What to watch for Symptoms
* High fever.
* Runny nose, cough, red eyes.
* Small white spots inside mouth.

* Red, blotchy rash on face and neck and later over entire body.

WALT: Analysing an article
Task: Answer questions based on a Newspaper Article.
Success Criteria:
  • Show critical thinking in your answers.
  • Answer questions in full sentences.
  • Use correct spelling and punctuation.

1) How do people contract measles? People contract measles when some body sneezes or coughs on another person which spreads the measles person  by Person and start growing through all the people who haven't been immunised

2) Why do you think so many students at Westlake High School have contracted measles? Westlake 
high school have contracted measles because a lot of people have not been immunised so the measles can easily spread because somebody could of 
Brought it back from over seas.

3) What is the Auckland Health Services main role in this measles outbreak? The Auckland health services main role is Protecting other people from catching the disease, Injecting people and stopping the outbreak.

4) In the article Dr. Peters said “many people who had come down with the disease had recently been overseas and, in particular, in the Philippines.” Why do you think this is? Many people have recently been over seas in particular the phillipenes so the phillipenes is quite a poor country so they can't afford the medicine that NZ has so more people would catch it.

5) In your opinion what would be the best way to avoid getting measles? My best way to avoid catching the masle is to Go Home, Stay home and GET IMMUNISED

Use the following criteria to assess yourself and your peer
  • Show critical thinking in your answers.
  • Answer questions in full sentences.
  • Use correct spelling and punctuation.

Self Assessment:

Group presentation

WALT: present
Success Criteria:
Know your stuff 
Loud clear voice
Share the main points
Make eye contact
Make sure every member participates

I think me and my group  achieved the criteria very well but think we could of spoke louder

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bookapedia T1 Wonder

August does a lot of growing up in wonder what actions, decisions and words show that he ha been growing up start with his decision to go to school and keep adding to them
WALT Make inferences to better understand the authors message.
SC Compare different characters point of view to form opinions.

"I don't want to go to school"
I hung out with jack in homeroom
I'm used to it
Somewhere around the boring part where this guy named Rolf and the oldest daughter are singing you are sixteen going on seventeen.
"Stop Bullying us we're smaller than you"
That night I cut off the little braid on the back of my head
I suddenly realized I was going to school no matter what.
Do want me to carry your backpack sweetness "Mom" I said pulling my backpack away grow her.

Camp Recount Earth boards Drafts

Draft 1

The Hooter Goes, its time to go to my next activity, Earth Boards. I have been scared of hurting myself for ages, I am mainly scared because I have seen all the other people's bruises. They are nasty!   I am also extremely excited because my friends have told me they had an awesome time and I have seen Zach go down screaming like a deranged maniac.
We reach the gravel driveway the boards look like skateboards except bigger and with giant tyres also they look kinda unstable, That makes nervous times 100 more.
Emma gives us some instructions on how to ride them " Now some of the boards will be perfect and drive how you want them some will just go straight some of them will get annoyed and go wherever they want, be careful."
She hands us a board each and gives a demonstration on how to turn and go faster "sounds simple enough" I reassure myself
I take a board they are quite big, bigger than a a skateboard, I place the earth board on the grass and roll down the green hill and sart to roll down down down the hill picking up speed I am getting faster by the second I put my feet down to stop me board suddenly turns and going down the hill, SIDEWAYS suddenly I am screaming WAHHHHHHHHHH! Until I stop every body is laughing, including Emma, they must think I did it on purpose. Although I was scared it was fun and gave a sense of adventure.
So I decide to go up a step, By that I mean go up more, I'm goanna go faster and further. I sit down on the board and it starts to roll down the hill, without my permission I try to put my feet down but the gravel just rolls out of my way, as I pick up speed, I can feel the board laughing I going really fast now it turns and I just about fly strait into Alex Iam on the grass now, I'm praying to god not for me to crash. Suddenly I stop I am at the helicopter pad. I decide to start back at the start. But standing up!
I take my board back to the start I stand on my board and suddenly I'm on my knees going down the hill... Backward. But this is fun!

Draft 2

The hooter goes, loudly, It's time for my next activity. Earthboards. Scared yet so excited I make my way over to the gravel driveway. I remember seeing Zach go down the hill screaming like a deranged maniac. But Fergus came back with a nasty bruise. I'm sort of wanting a little bruise to put some more excitement into it but I don't want a broken leg... Emma tells us to take a board each. 
"You must lean back on the boards like a Lazy Boy Chair to stop or slow down put your feet down on the gravel. Now you must be careful of the boards that turn and act as if they are a rhino with an itchy bum, also there are some boards that will go straight and be very independent now take a board and ride!
I place my board on the grass I sit down and I to roll down the hill, I go over a bump just about get a heart attack, I put my feet down but my board has other plans, It quickly swerves as I am now going down the hill sideways suddenly I am screaming, loudly. I put my feet down again and I start to slow down which means the worst is over. But I am so wrong about that!
I take the board up to the hill and sit down I go down, so far so good suddenly I swerve, watch out Alex I scream out

Camp Reflections

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