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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Fire Station Summary



On Tuesday LS2 went to the Mt Wellington Fire Station as part of inquiry. After coming back from the Fire Station visit we wrote a summary about what we learnt in our visit. First of all we (I was working with Sanujan, Brooklyn, Savelina, Joshua) got 20 words that we thought were important about what we learnt at the fire station. After that we choose 6 important words from the 20 words. The last thing we had to was to make a 25 word summary with the 6 words about what we learnt about fire fighters.

Fire Safety Message


As part of learning about the community for inquiry this term we have been writing fire safety messages to help out our community. First as a class we were discussing how we can help our community with fire problems. I wrote a message talking about smoke alarms and where you should put it. I have linked a video to show what could happen if you don't have a working smoke alarm. There a places that you shouldn't put smoke alarms. I learnt that when your smoke alarm makes a sound the first thing to do is go outside somewhere safe and make sure you don't go back inside your house. Remember to call 111 for the emergency service to come. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Fire Station Visit


As part of our inquiry this term we have been learning about people who help out the community. On Tuesday LS2 went to the Mt Wellington fire station. We learnt how they help us and what they do as being a fire fighter. We learnt that fire fighters just don't go to fire problems they also go to flood situations, chemical hazards and they also help paramedics. When we got to the fire station one of the fire fighters told us about smoke alarms and what you should do if you don't have one. Next one of the fire fighters showed us all the equipment that were on the fire fighter trucks. I found out that they had a lot of hoses in their trucks. The interesting part was seeing the fire fighters taking apart a car. The tools they used to take apart the car was the spreader. I think the fire fighters are a really helpful emergency service for our community. 


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Ratio Problem


For maths this week we were solving a ratio problem. It had a lot of multiplication and division. We also had to use our critical thinking to make sure that the ratio was correct. Nazella, Sanujan, Shakaia and I worked collaboratively to find the answers. Question 3 was very challenging because when were dividing 517 to another number they were all turning out to be decimal out. We then found out that we can divide 517 from 11.  

Monday, 20 November 2017

Learning to Motivate Others



This term the year 7 are focusing on leadership. As the year 7 are going to be the 2018 school leaders we were discussing about what motivation means and how we can motivate people as a school leader. We came up with synonyms to motivation like encourage, cheer on, succeed etc. I think motivation means when someone encourages another person to achieve their goals. We were split into groups and worked together to make a role play of how to show motivation. Each group did well with their acting. 

Navigating Narratives - Exploring Characters



1st Character
How they look and Personal Traits?
Evidence
Zach1

  • Skinny, blonde, Bushy hair, Angry and Sad



  • Our evidence is from the picture of him with his dad.









  • 1st Character
    What is your impression of them? Why?
    Zach




    • Ofa - He’s rude and disrespectful.

    • Fraidoon - He’s Offensive and Bad Mannered.


    1st Character
    What changes has the character gone through?
    Evidence
    Zach
    • At the start of the story Zach is feeling angry that he has to go to china.
    • Throughout the story he gets more annoyed because his dad booked a flight without him knowing.
    • At the airport his feeling becomes a bit happy because he gets $150 from his dad.
    • When he gets to Chengdu he is upset because he lost his nintendo at the airport.
    • He’s confused because he's in a place (hut) he doesn’t know.
    • We know this because in the text it says “I don’t want to go to stupid China”.
    • We know this because it says  “Tickets have been bought, you are leaving in three days”.
    • We know this because in the story it says “Dad hugged him and then opened his wallet and pulled out three fifty-dollar notes”.
    • This is true because it says “He was still upset about the theft of his Nintendo”
    • This is true because it says “seeing the room’s mud walls and simple wooden furniture, he wondered if he was in some other part of the museum.



    1st Character
    How did the author use vocabulary evidence to create your character’s personality?
    Evidence
    Zach
    He’s Angry and upset.
    We know he's angry because in the story he says to his day “I don’t want to go to stupid China”.

    We also know that he is sad because his Dad has already booked a flight to China and he was upset that he did not really have a choice.



    2nd Character
    How he looks like and his personal traits?
    Evidence
    Master Zhang
    White Mustache, Long Shirt and baggy trousers
    Personality Traits -  Confused, kind and mad.
    Our evidence is on the first page of chapter 4.

    2nd Character
    What is your impression of Master Zhang?
    Master Zhang
    Ofa - I think he’s a bit kind because he let Zack into his hut.
    Master Zhang
    Fraidon - I think he is angry because Zack was being rude to him and his culture.


    2nd Character
    How did the author use vocabulary evidence to create your character’s personality?
    Evidence
    Master Zhang
    He’s  Confused
    We know that he is confused because he does not know what Zach is saying asking them if they are being paid to dress up as the people from the Shu Kingdom.


    2nd Character
    What changes has the character gone through?
    Evidence
    Master Zhang
    • When he is introduced he is curious.
    • We know that he is curious because he is wanting to find out where Zach got the Jade stone from.


    Compare the similarities and differences between both characters.


    1. Similarities - They are both angry and confused.


    1. Differences - Zach comes from America and Master Zhang comes from China. Zach is a child and Master Zhang is a grandfather.



    The past previous weeks for Reading Mrs Anderson's reading group was focusing on their novel study activities. Their were different activities and Fraidon and I decided to explore the characters. Fradion and I read a book called the ninth dragon. We had to read the story and explore two characters. Our characters were Zach and Master Zhang.We had to answer questions about them like what they look like and their personality traits (eg - friendly, kind, horrible nasty). At the end we had to find the differences and the same things about the two characters. One of the differences I found out is that they both come from different countries. This story is abut a boy named Zach who goes to China. The problem is that he doesn't want to go to China but he doesn't have a choice. He says that China is stupid. When he gets to China he meets this man named Master Zhang. He is really confused and doesn't know where he is because he bumped his head. Then he thinks that he is in the Museum where his Mum works but that is not true. I think this book is interesting to read. I would recommend this book to 5-8 year old children.

    Thursday, 16 November 2017

    Police Visit



    Today was Panmure Bridge School's lucky day. The New Zealand Police Helicopter landed on our school grounds and also we had the police dog unit. First we had the helicopter land on our fields. We were so stunned to see the helicopter. We learnt the different parts of the helicopter. I learnt that at the bottom of the helicopter they have cameras to take pictures of criminals and lost people. 
    Second we had the police dog unit show us their dog. They showed us how the dog can sense things. The dog's name was Kahu. One of the police officers dropped his keys on the school grounds and Kahu used his senses to find them. We were so amazed. 
    The fun part was seeing Kahu attack one of the police men. I learnt that Kahu has forty two teeth, (isn't that a lot?). I think police officers a really supportive service to our community.