Friday, December 13, 2013

Netbook reflection.

This year I have learned a lot of cool stuff on my netbook like Maths, reading, writing etc.. you can say I can do anything on my netbook!... But no I cant!

Most of the things I learned was from my netbook, but also from my teachers. I recently learned Inverse from mr barks. Inverse a opposite strategy. I cant explain it very well because I just learned it! So what im saying is that if you have a ½ you do the opposite which is 2/1. That is all I remember.

The sites I go on to learn is Maths whizz, Xtramath and kiwi kids news. Maths whizz is a site that we go on to learn fractions, decimals and other things. Xtramath is for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Kiwi kids news if filled with news all around new zealand.

I love my netbook because:
We dont need to worry about sore hands and paper.
We can learn anything online.
We can also play games!
We can listen to music.

Things i think need to change:
A bigger screen
Better sound quality
Longer battery life
and space between the keys of the keyboard.

My highlights of the year

The year 8 camp because they left school and I was in room 19, it was really fun in room 19. We were painting, making movies and cooking truffles. The year 7s also got to go to action world on friday.

My other highlight of this year was improving my math strategies. When I was in math club I have learned a lot of strategies, decimals and fractions. The best part of math club was making things out of styrofoam, first we would cut them in half or in quarters and then we paint them.

My last favorite highlight was going to tech every tuesday, because we get to cook, make things out of wood and do art. But we have to walk to tamaki college to do all that! I mostly like it because it is fun and because we don't do work.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jamie Curry aka (Jamies world)

Jamie Curry
She a kiwi entertainer, she is 16 years old. She is really funny because she does all these crazy stuff in front of her camera. Did you know she is best friends with Jamie Mcdell! Crazy right!!!
Jamie curry is best known for her role in Massad's Girl next door as the main girl.
Every Time in her videos she always does her shark face. She inspires me to be brave to be different, and to be crazy.

My favorite video by her was this video with her trying to walk in heels, and this video called “my mum on my drivers test”

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Action World.

On Friday the 6th of December we (the year 7 kids) went to action world (action world is in Henderson). But we had to meet in the street for the roll, I came late because I was looking for everyone but they were gone! Until I saw someone go into room 20 I went in there. When I went inside everyone was inside staring at me. My heart was pumping really hard when I entered. But everything went well after that moment.

Finally we were allowed to go outside and wait for the bus, I think the bus took half an hour to arrive. I was so glad when it arrived. We entered the bus and I sat with Dhara at the back, And Javana and Yixin were behind us. It was really noisy at the back because of the boys were listening music on their speaker. The bus trip took a really long time to get their.

We’re here! Finally! I was soo happy to see action world, it was filled with blow up platforms and some trampolines. When the workers introduced them to us we were split into groups of our class, for example people in room 22 has to be in 1 group.
Our first activity we did was the crazy ladder. I thought it would be easy to go up that ladder but it was very tricky because every time you pass the 6th step it wiggles and flips, which causes you to fall. Our second activity was the jump n slide, this was my favourite activity. I only went on the jumping part but not the slide because I was too scared!  Our third activity was the free climb, Okay this one was my least favourite one because I couldn't even make the first rock! And now the last activity we did was the jungle swings! I was too scared to go on because I thought it was really high, but it wasn't…

After we went on those activities we get to have free time. Most of the time I was recording people, but I had 1 turn on the jump n slide. When I was on the jumping part I was scared because It was very high, but then I decided to jump. When I landed I was stuck in the air pillow.

When we heard the horn we went to the benches and sat down to put on our shoes, miss samuels gave us 1 gummy worm. We went to the bus to go back to school, It took longer than the first trip! But we saw two puppies playing in long grass near the road. Most of the people were sleeping. FInally we were at school eating and playing at lunch time.

Monday, December 2, 2013

My swimming reflection.

During our swimming lessons I learnt how to swim on my back straight

I think I improved back stroke

In the future I need to work on my diving.

School life in Malawi by sapphire and mya

Intro: This week we are comparing our lives with a girl named Omar. She is a primary student who lives in Malawi. We recently watched her video about her life., and her school life at Mwaya.

I think we have differnt school lives, because she wakes up at 6:00 to walk to school. We wake up at 7:00 am and some people go to school at 8:00 or 8:30. She walks 6 kilometers to school on the rocky dusty ground with no shoes., we drive to school.

At her school students are 12-16 years old , everyone has an exam at the end of the year. If they fail they stay at the school until they pass it , If they pass it they move to secondary school. They have 2 breaks at 8:40 and 10:40 each for 10 minutes.

Some girls stay home to learn how to cook and farm from their mothers, that means they don't have time to study for exams. Its not just the girls its most of the children. They fail because they help their families

Omar's life at home is really frustrating because her mother and father died when she was young.She and her brother and sisters has to sleep on the floor while the grampa sleeps on the only bed because he sick.Omar has to do chores she walks to the well and collects water for her family that is used for bathing,cooking and cleaning

Some students go to the school at night time to study for the exam. When its 9:00 they stop studying and sleep at the school. 


We have comfortable shoes unlike Omar she has bare feet and has to walk on a rocky dusty road . She has to clean her school every time she gets there.

we have the contrast things as Omar here in NZ that we both clean and do chores. But her chores are more difficult than ours. some students study at school unlike people in NZ they can just study at home because they have time.

Similarly to Omar we both sing our own national anthem and we study. We also have chores to do everyday. We also do exams when were in college.