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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Growth Mindset - A Manaiakalani Film Festival entry

Our story shows that to have a growth mindset, you never give up.  Whatever the obstacles, you just have to keep trying and success will come to you - as it did for William.

Monday, 23 October 2017

How I want to be remembered.

How I want to be remembered.

How would you want to be remembered if you were departing from one place to another? If you were moving elsewhere? Most people would want to be remembered as a compassionate person. But If I were to leave a place I’ve known for a long time, I’d want to leave a big a impression as possible, so that people would have no trouble at all remembering me.

I’d want to be remembered for a lot of things. I want to be recalled as the person everybody loved being around. The one who never saw failing as an option, or a word in her vocabulary. A creative and passionate person, and a girl that was helpful and comforting to everybody. I want to be thought of as an inspirational person. I’d want to be remembered like this because I think that these are all of the things that describe me.

Most of my friends like me because of my personal traits, and these are all a part of my personality. I love being around others, and I am definitely helpful and comforting around new people. I do not like failing, but if or when I do, I persevere to get back to where I want to be. I want to leave this legacy behind for others to follow. Because I want to be remembered for such things, I figure that I must leave a positive impact on everybody I am going away from.

All of these reasons add up to why I would want to be remembered in such ways. I think that my personality describes exactly how I would be remembered. I also think that everyone in my family that comes after me will live up to fulfill their potential as well, and hopefully be remembered for the same reasons as me!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Should grandparents get paid to look after their grandchildren?

Should Grandparents get paid to look after Grandchildren?

I strongly believe that our Grandparents these days shouldn’t have to get paid for looking  after their grandchildren . Some may think they should, but in my opinion they shouldn’t.

To start off with, it's only their grandchildren they have to look after and not just any children that need babysitting. Anyways this will give them the chance to build a close relationship with each other and it gives them extra time to bond, especially if they  haven’t seen each other in a while. Therefore getting paid is not important at all, instead grandparents should be taking this opportunity to develop a closer relationship with their grandchildren.  

Secondly, parents really need to work now, in order to earn money for the family because the cost of living is very high. So grandparents should be very supportive and help with looking after the grandchildren when the parents need to go to work.  Sharing this responsibility is very important as both parents need to work because everything is very expensive.

At times parents might want a break from their children, so giving the grandparents the responsibility to look after them, wouldn’t mean they are taking advantage of them and being selfish. Instead it means that they know they have support and that the parents of the grandchildren have someone there when they need time out.

For all these reasons, I strongly believe Grandparents shouldn’t get paid to look after their own grandchildren.

by Jenascia

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Three Dimensional Shapes

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Cube: Pyramid:
Faces: 6 Faces: 5
Edges: 12 Edges:8
Vertices: 8 Vertices: 5

For today’s Maths we were making three dimensional shapes with sticks and blue-tack. In the pictures above, I have displayed the two shapes I made, a cube and a pyramid. Underneath the pictures are the questions we had to answer. Creating the shapes were harder than the question but it was great fun doing it.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Eco - friendly Inventions by Raymond Huber

In Reading we have been given 6 tasks but we have to choose only 3 activities to complete. 

Activity 1:
List 5 eco-friendly ways to control weeds and pests.

  • Plant companion plants - Planting plants like basil, tansy, and marigolds will send a signal for pests and bugs to go somewhere else (companion plants help other plants grow better and protect them from pests as well)
  • Pull them out by hand - It may seem obvious but pulling weeds out by hand is one of the simplest way and maybe one of the easiest
  • Make a solution - Make a solution with about 1 cup of salt and 2 cups of boiling water and mix. Then pour it over gradually over the weeds to kill them.
  • Pour salt - Instead of mixing salt and hot water together you can just pour salt over the weeds and make sure it is equally spread effectively across the weeds and unwanted grass.
  • Baking Soda - You can also sprinkle and spread baking soda to keep weeds and grasses from spreading and growing in between the concrete cracks and in your garden.

Activity 2:
List down the consequences of using toxic chemical to control weeds and pests.

  • Some toxic chemical items don’t really work properly because it does not only killing weeds and pests but it sometimes end up killing other crops and plants too.
  • Some toxic chemicals ends up killing the animals and creatures around the plants. Toxic chemicals are so poisonous that it could end up injuring and hurting animals likes cats, dogs, and birds.

Activity 3:
How could you persuade others to use non-toxic weeds and pests control systems.

  • I could make posters and signs and spread awareness for people, and explain what toxic chemical and control systems actually do to your garden and pets, and hopefully people would speak up and stop using toxic chemicals to control pests and weeds.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Why Parent Teacher Meetings School Be Compulsory?


Why Parent Teacher Meetings School Be Compulsory?

I strongly believe that this meeting is necessary. If we don’t have this the parents won't know about events or things that we are learning at school. When we go home every day we do tell our parents about how our day at school was, but we don't include all of the information needed.
These types of meetings help parents understand what is happening at school. It also encourages their children to do better and maybe do work at home. If they know what's happening at school then they know how to help with their children's learning . For example, if their children needs help with their times tables or work which they may not know, but the teachers will tell them and the parents could possibly help their children with that.
This also encourages parents to be more involved with school. Children will make a big difference in their learning if they know their parents are involved. It makes them feel supported in their learning and they will have better attitudes towards it.
In conclusion I do believe that this Parent Teacher Meeting is necessary based on the reasons above and should always be held between terms.

By Moana

Monday, 22 May 2017

measurement task


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This math activity was all about measurement. In this task we had to pick precise weights that will balance with the unknown weight on the right side. I learn in this activity how to use known weights to find the weight of the unknown object. It was really fun especially trying to find the right combinations to add up to the unknown weight.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Adding Mixed Fractions / Mixed Numerals

How to Add Mixed Fractions
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This morning, our teacher gave us some worksheets and games to do on our devices.
This is the first activity I worked on. It taught me how to add mixed fractions. Here are the steps…


Steps for adding mixed fractions:


First, convert the mixed fractions into improper fractions (Improper fractions are fractions where the numerator is larger than the denominator). Next, find a common denominator for both improper fractions then add the numerators and keep the denominator the same. Lastly convert the answer into a mixed fraction.

I hope this will help you learn how to add mixed fractions or mixed numerals with like / same denominators.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

What has happened to Omaru Creek.

Omaru Creek


Unfortunately Omaru creek was in bad condition and needed urgent help. The stream was filled with disgusting things and it just looked like a big mess. There was a huge amount of rubbish blockages and sewage overflowing inside of the creek. Because residents from around the area put fat and rubbish down their drains, it has caused huge clogging in the waterway.


Maintenance crews had to take the time to clear both inside and outside of the creek. Shockingly they found rotten mattresses, cans and also kids toys stuck inside of the pipes. They also had to clear the rubbish that was clogging the waterway. After all that, they then flushed the creek with fresh water and tested it for over five days.


It is utterly important for people to think before they put things such as fat and rubbish down their drains, taking the risk and putting such things down the drain can cause horrible things and affect streams like Omaru creek. When fat is put down the drain it hardens which causes blockages.


A few weeks ago my class and I started visiting Omaru creek. We were all shocked to see how disturbing it looked. While we were there we decided to help by picking up a few things like cans and other types of rubbish. We also looked at the water inside the stream and saw how yuck and unsafe it looked.

To improve the stream Glen Innes school would like to make a start by picking up all the rubbish that we can find so that it doesn’t make the place look filthy. We should also pull out any weeds or vines that we see, so that it doesn’t make the place look so messy.


Monday, 27 February 2017

Converting fractions to decimals and percentage.


Fractions
Decimals
Percentage
½
0.5
50%
¼
0.25
25%
0.125
12.5%
0.333
33.3%
¾
0.75
75%
0.2
20%
1/10
0.10
10%


Today we learned how to convert fractions into decimals and percentages.  I found out that knowing my times tables really help me to do this.