Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Language Features!

WALT -  develop our knowledge on figurative language and understand their use within a text

Over the past two weeks we've been learning about Language Features! How it could be connected to a poem and so much more, We learnt the definitions of words, language features and poems. What's the story behind the poems? It all links up to the words the author uses in the poem. We had three texts to finish of this weeks learning intention. We developed our knowledge on figurative language and understand their use within the three texts we were give.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Extension Work - Maths

See if you can solve these word problems. Show how you worked it out!! (use brackets to expand numbers)

  1. It rained 1.35 inches on Saturday and 1.98 inches on Sunday. How much did it rain on Saturday and Sunday combined?
  • 1.35 + 1.98 = 3.33
  • (1 + 1 = 2)
  • (0.3 + 0.9= 1.2)
  • (.5 + .8 = 1.3)

  1. There were 7.6 litres of water in Jacob's bathtub. Then 2.9 litres drained out. How much water is left in the bathtub?
  • 7.6 - 2.9 = 4.7
  • (7 - 2 = 5 )
  • ( .6 - .9 = .3)

  1. A carpenter bought a piece of wood that was 6.15 meters long. Then he sawed 2.14 meters off the end. How long is the piece of wood now?
  • 6.15 - 2.14 = 4.01
  • (6 - 2 = 4)
  • ( .10 - .10 = .0)
  • ( .5 - .4 = .1)

  1. A chef bought 4.2 kilograms of almonds and 7.8 kilograms of pecans. How many kilograms of nuts did the chef buy in all?
  • 4.2 + 7.8= 12.
  • ( 4 + 7 = 11)
  • (.2 + .8= 1)

  1. It snowed 8.9 inches on Monday and 3.9 inches on Tuesday. How much did it snow on Monday and Tuesday combined?
  • 8.9 + 3.9= 12.8
  • ( 8 + 3= 11)
  • (.9 + .9= 1.8)

  1. It rained 0.97 cm on Monday. On Tuesday, it rained 0.4 cm less than on Monday. How much did it rain on Tuesday? READ CAREFULLY-THIS ONE WILL TRY AND TRICK YOU!
  • 0.97 - 0.4=  0.57
  • (0.9 - 0.4 = 0.5)
  • ( It rained 0.57cm on Tuesday.)



  1. Omar spent Saturday picking berries at a berry farm. In the morning, he picked 3.61 kg of berries. In the afternoon, he picked 2.4 kgs. How many pounds of berries did Omar pick in all?
  • 3.61 + 2.4=6.01
  • ( 3 + 2= 5.)
  • (.6 + .4 = 1)
  • (.1)

  1. A bee colony produced 0.91 pounds of honey, but bears ate 0.9 pounds of it. How much honey remains?
  • 0.91 - 0.9= 0.01
  • (0.9 - 0.9 = 0.0)
  • (0.1)

  1. Oscar bought 5.87 pounds of melon and 3.18 pounds of cherries. How much fruit did he buy in all?
  • 5.87 + 3.18= 9.05
  • ( 5 + 3 = 8)
  • (.80 + .10 = 1)
  • (.07 + 0.8 = 0.05.)

  1. Vince mixed 0.8 grams of salt into a pot of soup he was cooking. Before he served the soup, Vince added 0.25 grams of salt. How much salt did Vince put into the soup in all?
  • 0.8 + 0.25= 1.05
  • ( 0.8 + 0.2 = 1)
  • (0.00 + 0.05 = 0.05)



Above my description I have my extension work, I was given two task to finish over the past two weeks of week 8 & 9. After finishing my last work last week I then moved on to my extension work, I had to solve and show my working out of how I got my answer.   

Monday, 26 June 2017

Decimals: Addition and Subtraction.

WALT -  Identify and uses tenths to make numbers

ADDITION:
  1. 3.4 + 6.7= 10.1
  • ( 3 + 6 = 9)
  • (.4 + .7 = 1.1)
  1. 12.8 +  9.1= 21.9
  • (12 + 9 = 21)
  • (.8 + .1 = .9)
  1. 23.2 + 35.5 = 58.7
  • ( 23 + 35 = 58)
  • ( .2 + .5 = .7)
  1. 10.1 + 0.7= 10.8
  • ( 10 + 0 = 10)
  • ( .1 + .7 = .8)
  1. 47.5 + 51.4 = 98.9
  • (47 + 51 = 98)
  • (.5 + .4 = .9)
  1. 18 + 4.8 = 22.8
  • (18 + 4 = 22)
  • (.8)
  1. 33.5 + 7.3 = 40.8
  • ( 33 + 7 = 40)
  • (.5 + .3 = .8)
  1. 68 + 11.3 = 79.3
  • (68 + 11 = 79)
  • (.3)
  1. 19.5 + 19.4= 38.9
  • ( 19 + 19 = 38)
  • (.5 + .4 = .9 )
  1. 172 + 17.2= 189.2
  • (172 + 17 = 189)
  • (.2)
  1. 23.3 + 4.4 = 27.7
  • (23 + 4= 27)
  • (.3 + .4 = .7)
  1. 101 + 110.1= 211.1
  • (101 + 110= 211)
  • (211 + .1 = 211.1)
 SUBTRACTION:
  1. 8.3 - 6.6 = 2.3
  • ( 8 - 6 =2)
  • (0.3 - 0.6=0.3)
  1. 13.7 - 9 = 4.7
  • (13 - 9= 4)
  • (0.7 - 0= 0.7)
  1. 29.9 - 10.5 = 19.4
  • (29 - 10= 19)
  • (0.9 - 0.5 = 0.4)
  1. 10 - 4.7= 6.0
  • (10 -  4= 6)
  • (0.0 - 0.7= 0.0)
  1. 40.4 - 1.9= 39.5
  • (40 - 1= 39)
  • (0.4 - 0.9= 0.5)
  1. 11.6 - 3.8= 8.2
  • (11 - 3 = 8)
  • (0.6 - 0.8= 0.2)
  1. 37.2 - 3.1= 34.1
  • (37 - 3= 34)
  • (0.2 - 0.1= 0.1)
  1. 68.4 - 22.3= 46.1
  • ( 68 - 22= 46)
  • (0.4 - 0.3= 0.1)
  1. 30  - 17.5= 12.5
  • ( 30 - 17= 13)
  • (0.0 -  0.5 )
  1. 262 - 26.2=236.2
  • (262 - 26= 236)
  • (0.0 - 0.2= 0.2)
  1. 503.3-54.4 =449.1
  • (503 - 54 = 449)
  • (0.3 - 0.4= 0.1)
  1. 903-130.8 = 773.3
  • ( 903 - 130 = 773)
  • (0.0 - 0.3 = 0.3) 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

2017 Year 8 Camp.

2017 Year 8 Camp!
On the 24th - 26th of May we have our annual Year 8 Camp! We had the opportunity to camp at the Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp grounds. Throughout the year 8 students, We were all set up into different teams. Thames, Coromandel, Kauri and Kauaeranga. Lucky me I was in Kauri! In Kauri there was 6 in each team, Kauri A & B. Each team had almost the same amount in their own team.

Out of all of the activities I got to say I enjoyed Go Karts and Paintball. Paintball was the first activity we had for our second day of camp, It was fun. We all had energy and were pumped to run around and shoot each other. It felt like betrayal shooting my own teammates but I had fun, Heaps of fun. Until out of nowhere, I got shot in the neck by Christopher! I did have a little sook but I just wanted my revenge. Sadly I didn’t get it but I will one day, hopefully. Other than that, I had the best time with my teammates alongside of me.

Go Karts, Our second to last activity to accomplish on our task. We all had the chance to go around the track once, To get the hang of things and how it feels to ride one. Once our whole team had one turn we then had the choice to either have a timer or have two more times going around doing whatever we want. I chose a timer, Just so I could beat the previous time record. All I had to beat was 39 seconds, It was pretty easy as it was so fast. I was so excited when I making going at a good time, Zooming past cone by cone. Going around the bend then boom! 38 seconds on the clock, Even I was surprised cause I thought I was as slow as a snail.

After a couple of days as we got back home, I started to miss Kauaeranga. The beautiful view and the activities, It was a once and life time thing. It was fun, Getting to know people I don't usually hang out with at school. We worked as a team and we humbled ourselves even more, I reckon we even got a little closer than before camp.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sweet as poetry.



Here is my reading presentation, Our learning intention was on poems. We learnt new words, different ways we could present poems/speeches and we had to understand what each poem was about. Our group had to read four poems, So far my favorite is Embarrassment Expert cause I relate to it so much. I've had a lot of embarrassing moments in my life and so I could relate to the poem.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Statistics - Maths

WALT -  Identify and uses tenths to make numbers



This weeks task was Statistics, We had to Identify the uses of tenths to make numbers. We used graphs, Percentages, Decimals and Fractions. I learnt that I do over think about the question instead of just thinking of the main topic, We learnt about the interpret and a range of graphs. Different graphs have different uses to them.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Recognize Tenths

WALT -  Identify and uses tenths to make numbers



This weeks task was to focus and identify the uses of tenths to make numbers, We compared fractions and decimals and how we could change one to the other. Our class was handed a presentation with 19 slides, We had two weeks to finish this task. We learnt the place value of decimals and fractions and whats the value of it.