Thursday, 7 September 2017

Finn speech

Why do bad things happen to good people? How do they happen? What happens?
Why does bad people get good things? Why is life so unfair?

I know something bad has happened to you, a very common thing to do is step in dog poop for example when your backyard cricket and you do a massive shot and you run, splat you step (look down)  in dog poop. And you run inside to get it off and your mum yells “why is there dog poop in the carpet FINN your band from your iPad for a week.”
You protest about how unfair and it's not your fault, but your mum stays firm.

Then 10 minutes later you finally get it off and crunch you look down and it's a hornet nest, buzzzzz you sprint like lightning!! Ahh get off (arms flap trying to get it off). I've only been outside for 2 minutes. TODAY CAN'T GET ANY WORSE, CAN IT?

Two hours later at the mall, you put money into the vending machine. I can not wait, for  MY CHIPS. There are your chips and there almost there almost there they are so close. You can feel the chips almost tasting on you younger. Then it doesn't fall off. You furiously shake the machine, the only thing going through your mind is I MUST GET THE CHIPS. You shake it and shake it. Then comes the annoying voice, the voice of doom. The voice of disappointment. That's 2.50 of my pocket money! You step away from the machine and run as you feel your heart pounding. Security guards are calling “STOP” you run into the nearest shop. Safety.

Why does this happen to good people. Like teachers, parents and my friends. Let's just hope this doesn't happen in a long time to anyone. I still wonder why does bad things happen to good people?

Monday, 3 July 2017

Science journals 3&4

In week 3
I was at zones, but my class used wool instead of fishing line wire. I predicted that it wouldn't go as far because there is more friction to slow it down. I wonder if the wind would slow it down?

Week 4
We did the trebuchet first. We used two weights and it went 8 meters and the last one we used all the weights and it went 38 meters. Then we used the onager and the first one it went 21.41 and on hole four it went 37 meters. I think the trebuchet goes further because it goes higher so it has more time in the air. The onager goes lower so there's more friction when it touches the ground it slows it down. My learning is at multistructural.

Science journals 1&2

Week 1 slime:
Term two is science term. Week 1 we made slime with water, cornflour and food colouring. It was slimy gooey and hard. We made it to slime Mr Anderson on the head. I think my writing is multistructural because I can mix the ingredients to make the slime, I can find out what went wrong. For example we made two slimes and one was to runny and one was to hard so we mixed them. I also know about gravitational force.

Week 2 Rocket Balloon:

In week 2 we made a rocket balloon with straws, a balloon and wool . It went well because the air pushed the balloon across the string. The point in this was learning about different forces. We also did it with no straw and instead we used paper instead of a straw. It didn't work because the straw was smooth and the paper wasn't. I think I am multistructural because I can identify why it didn’t  go across the string, I can identify why it does go across the string with a straw and I can inference what went wrong.

Week 9 science journal finn & jonty

Jumping frog

Some things i observed about the jumping frog is the fat ones don’t jump as high it think this is because the fat ones weigh a lot more than the small ones. Also if you make a big one you need to tie two rubber bands together otherwise it is too tight and either the rubber band would snap or the card would rip

Rocket sling shot
I noticed that you had to flick your wrist otherwise the rocket launcher thing would crash into the popsicle stick. I also noticed that it did not have much velocity.

Projectile launcher
We found out that 45° is the best angle to launch because it's not too high and not too low. If you do it over 45° it goes too high and drops down and if you do it under 45° it goes too low.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Week 8 trebuchet vs onager

Science journal 5: trebuchet vs onager. This week we studied the differences and the same things when comparing the Trebuchet and Onager. The trebuchet and onager are catapults that fire mini projectiles like balls the size of tennis balls. 

Here are some similarities we thought of. They both launch because of the forces that they generate, for example the trebuchet uses the gravity of the lead weights and the onager uses torsion from the twisted rope (this happens because the ropes want to untwist). 

They may have their similarities but they also have differences. For example, the onager has more power so goes further and it also launches quicker but the trebuchet launches slow because doesn't have much velocity. 

We noticed the onager launches faster we think this is because it has got more velocity but goes lower. We think it goes lower because the arm is smaller also it goes lower if we pull it to the first hole.

The onager uses holes to launch the projectile further, the furthest will shoot the furthest because it gets more force.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Responsible citizen reflection

In He Tangata this term we have been focusing on being a responsible citizen. Charlie, Riley, Tom and I decided to do a project on time banking to help others learn new skills. We learnt about time banking when a guest speaker came into school and spoke about how it ran and why. This got us thinking about how we could bring skills to school. I think i am multistructural because I can use several strategies to be a responsible citizen. These strategies are helping others learn new skills such as musical instruments, sports and chess, and teaching new skills. I am proud of how well we worked together and the presentation that we made because it was high quality. My next step is to use several strategies in our community such as picking up rubbish, helping people feel better, helping people reach high places. And know when and why to use them.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

What I play hard at

What I play hard at

It's the pre match warm up and I am so excited to get on the field. I wear my socks, my boots and my rugby uniform. It is a cold winter day. I hop on the field and fetch the ball like a dog. I tackle, sprint, side step, kick, pass, everything. I do all this, I score some tries, but the most important thing is I'm working hard so we can win. Overall I feel great because I had a good game and because I am working as hard as I can.