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Monday, September 18, 2017

Five Senses Writing

Kia ora.
We are learning how to add description to our writing by including ideas from our five senses and creating Show not Tell sentences. We mixed Skittles and warm water in class and got to hear, smell, touch, see and taste them. Here is my writing.



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Island

Hello Fellow Bloggers

This week some people came to see Ms B and Ms H and see if  learning together is empowering. We had to work in our groups of 4. We got a picture and had to use our 5 senses. Then we had to do it ourselves. Can you guess where am I?                          


    Island  


The fresh island breeze is blowing in my face. Palm trees are waving crazily in the wind. The bright sparkling water tastes like the honey and lemon drink my mum makes to help me feel better.



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cross Country

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This week we had Cross Country and there were 200 people at our school and lots of other schools that came. I was very excited because I like meeting new people. I got to see so many of my friends though it was so hot that I thought that I was going to die. I came 13th in my age group . After the Cross Country I went to my Mum and Dad's workshop and watched movies. Here is a photo.




 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Learning how to write reports about a scientific experiment.

Kia ora.
We are having a science fair this term so we needed to learn how to write a report about a scientific experiment. Our teachers chopped a piece of scientific writing into bits and we had to sort them out into the right order. We had to match the structure clues with the correct sentences and paragraphs. It was tricky. When we were finished we used the report to carry out a floating and sinking experiment using Blutack.The Blutack wouldn’t float unless we squeezed  it into the shape of a boat. It was fun. Here is a picture.







Thursday, July 27, 2017

Yuk!

Hello fellow blogger,

This term our theme  is Up Up and away and it is all about science. In the first week back at school we did something with baking soda and vinegar.  First we had to taste the vinegar and baking soda then we had to mix them together. It started to bubble an fizz and we had to taste the foam to see if it  tasted the same. Here is what we did after that.




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QUESTION.

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THESIS.
Vinegar taste sour and it is a liquid. Baking soda is a solid, soft white powder and it taste salty and horrible. They are both food substances but based on their different taste, they must be chemically    
HYPOTHESIS.
We predict that when we mix vinegar with baking soda an observable  chemical reaction will occur. We might see and hear an explosion, fire, foaming, bubbles , fizzing  or something else. THe resulting mixture might look and taste different. There might even be a difference size of the materials.   

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Baking soda
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PROCEDURE
Step 1: Pour some vinegar into a container to a depth of about 2 cm.
Step 2: Use a teaspoon to measure in one teaspoon of baking soda  
Step 3: Mix with teaspoon
Step 4: Observe and record what happens
OBSERVATIONS:
At step 2 the mixture started to fizz. A fizzing sound was heard, bubbles were seen to appear in the mixture and the materials rose higher  in the container. At step 3, when the materials were mixed, even more bubbles appeared  in the container rose even higher .  When the mixture was tasted, the taste was unpleasant and was similar taste to the baking soda.  

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The goal of this experiment was to see if an observable reaction would take place when vinegar and baking soda were mixed together. The result of our experiment proves that our hypothesis was correct. We predicted that there would be an observable reaction, and there was. There was lots of foaming and fizzing happening and bubbles appeared which mean a gas must have been
Produced. A quick check online showed us that the gas was carbon dioxide.




Friday, June 30, 2017

Zoofari

Hello fellow bloggers

This week we went to the Auckland zoo on a Zoofari . When we got there we were allowed to go and see the animals. When we got back we had salad and sausages for dinner. Then we went on the night walk and my group got to see the cheetahs.

Next time I am not going to wake up at 1:00  in the morning.

Here is a photo of a Tasmanian Devil. I think they are cool because they look cute but they are deadly.

Ka kite ano.



Friday, June 23, 2017

Learning Multiplication, Division and Equivalent Fractions.

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This year we started to do our basic facts sheets. We do basic facts every week but we don't do them on Friday. When we started we were only doing easy facts like 2x, 5x and 10x but now we are doing up to the 9x table. Soon we will be up to to the 12x. We had to make a Google sheet to keep all of our scores.  This is my sheet.  Can you find the highest score that I got for each day?