Thursday, 5 July 2018

ASB Get Wise

Today Jayden has came to talk to us about how to save our money and how it will benefit us in the future. To help us understand Jayden created a scenario where our groups went on a holiday in Fiji. Our budget was only $1,800 and we had to consider: passport, flights, accommodation, insurance, food, shopping, and activities. There was a range of choices with different prices. This taught us how to create a budget plan that will help us save up for something nice such as new shoes. Their motto is save some, spend some, and share some.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

M&M's Maths Learning

Today for maths we were learning about M&M's. The first activity we did was estimating how much M&M's would be in the packet and which color would there be of the most. After that we opened it and tested our estimation. Some of the people in my group were right and some people were wrong. Once we gathered our information we put into this DLO. In this presentation is the history, facts, founder and graph comparison of the M&M's.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training

This week's session was about strength. After we put on our heart rate monitors we did a stretch to open up our muscles. In learning space 2 I have learned that it is important to stretch before doing any physical activity to help the muscles lose. We got into the groups we were in for the last session. There were 6 people in each group. First we had a timer for 40 seconds put on to tell us when to switch. My partner Fraidon and I started on squats then went to push ups and stopped at pull ups. We did this rotation with 4 other people 3 times. It was very exhausting!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Kiwi Sport Reflection

For Kiwi sport this week we played a game called Rush Tag which is similar to bull rush but instead you have to try and take the rippas from the opponents. After this we finished of with a game of Rippa Rugby. For this game we were splited into 3 teams. Our goal for attacking is to pass the ball to someone that can find a space to run and our goal for defending was to spread out, make not gaps for the attacking team, and run towards the attacking team as a line. At the end we were really fatigued but had a really enjoyable time with Hamish .

Pewter Casting - Tech - T2 W7

This is our second session of our new rotation in pewter casting. Today's tech session was about finishing our workbooks and going on to making our designs. Once I finished uploading the images onto my workbook I chose the final image I would use to create my design. I also wrote down The reasons why I chose the image and why I chose to do it for that person. I decided I would want to give the chef's hat necklace to my mom because she has done a lot for me. After I finished my work book I printed it and used a technique to copy it from the piece of paper onto the piece of wood. Our teacher Mr Grundy helped me to create the opening. He taught me how to use the Scroll Saw to cut out my design. I have melted the pewter and poured into my design so I am now up to sanding it. These pewter casting sessions are helping me to understand the process of making a necklace out of pewter.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training is a programme our school has part-taked in to help the Auckland University to help their research. This test is to see if doing physical activity helps us develop a stronger sense of focus in our learning. For the first couple of sessions we have been doing split squats, split squat pulse, split squat jumps, and star jumps. I found doing these exercises physically challenging but also very fun.

Kiwi Can - T2 W8 - 2018

This term our theme for Kiwi Can is integrity. Integrity means to be honest or to do the right thing when no one is looking. This week the value we have been learning about is accountability. Accountability is when you take responsibility for your mistakes or your actions. At school integrity can be shown to one another by not playing games within class during learning. Accountability can be shown when you break something and you admit that it was you and apologize.