Monday, 13 November 2017

Arts blog

Trip to town
The art gallery has a room with a lot of penis paintings. I think that's quite weird because I don't usually see penis art.

In another room of the art gallery there was a person in chair I thought he was sick because he was so pale.

When we were wandering around town I saw a ballerina behind a building I wondered why the council put a building in front of it.

Dance/drama/music


Today I'm doing music with Mrs McCabe she wants us to make some sounds with whatever we can find. I'm using a water bottle as a shaker. We're doing a building up thing, the first one person will start with their instrument then the next and the next and the next. This time I'm doing drama and people keep making bad decisions including me so we had to go to He Tangata and do some different poses in front of them. Next before we went home we had to re-enact a bank robbery we had to do it in either slow motion, Opera or fast motion. We chose opera and my part was going to the donut shop.



Sculpture reflection

Today we made a sculpture. My key Competency was taking time to get a good result. It helped me with getting a good result because I really wanted to learn a new skill. We made a found art robot called Bot patrol. We used popsicle sticks ,a tin can, cardboard, bottle lids and a plastic bottle. Cooper finished the sculpture when I was in Fiji.

And this is what we were going for







The Heart of Waimairi



I chose this because I believe the heart of Waimairi is friends because friends help you learn and you're at a School, Schools are made for learning and friends also fun to play with.


Calendar art

Today I made a calendar. I collaged the background green then I searched up on the internet Kauri trees I printed it out and put it on black paper cut it out then I stuck it on the background.



Speech


Funny memories from when I'm three

Have you ever been so caught up in what you're doing that you put off doing something that needs to be done more urgently? In my case, it was going to the toilet. It was a lovely summer day in the year 2009, my mum was folding washing and I was watching Thomas the tank engine with no pants on. I really needed to go to the toilet but I didn't want to stop watching TV.  So I waited ten minutes. Then I  really needed to go. When I could hold on no longer, I eventually started running to the toilet but, as you might have guessed I didn't make it. By the time I arrived outside the toilet door it was too late and I pooped and weed all over the floor. I thought it looked like a rotten egg that somebody had poached and stuck on the floor. I was feeling a little bit mischievous so I didn't tell my mum, when she found out hours later it was extremely
embarrassing. She took all my DVD’s off me so I had to help her fold washing. That day went so slowly, it felt like a year of being a slave.

The next day I was still feeling mischievous. So when I thought no one was looking, I took some chocolate. I then ran down the hallway and taunted my mum. She ran after me saying “give that back!”. It didn't take her long to get it off me because I was three and wasn't very fast. She had it off me 5 seconds later. Then she told me that I could watch my DVDs again so I flung myself onto the couch and waited as if the TV was just going to turn on by itself, I lazily got up, walked over, turned it on and popped the same old disc in the slot and pressed start. After about an hour of watching the same old videos over and over I thought to myself, let's do something fun, I'm bored. Then I ran to the sink grabbed the dish wash liquid, ran back to the CD player opened it up and poured heaps of dish wash liquid into it. Then ran down the hallway and told my mum what I had done, she wasn't mad, but she wasn't happy either.


Money shot




I think the heart of waimairi school is the children because there can't be a school without children.









Sunday, 12 November 2017

Hide and seek

I'm sitting in a damp and dark room. I can hear the seeker thumping up and down the hallway then he pops his head in the room then lets one rip. It smelt like nuclear waste. I felt so nervous I really didn’t want to be seeker, so I yelled “moo” in my friend's voice so he would be found. But of course it wasn't a very good voice so he came right where I was then he kicked me. He didn't know I was there so he kicked me again and again. Eventually he knew I was there so he found me my bum was aching for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Funny memories from when I'm 2



Have you ever been so caught up in what you're doing that you put off doing something that needs to be done more urgently? In my case, it was going to the toilet. It was a lovely summer day in the year 2009, my mum was folding washing and I was watching Thomas the tank engine with no pants on. I really needed to go to the toilet but I didn't want to stop watching TV.  So I waited ten minutes. Then I  really needed to go. When I could hold on no longer, I eventually started running to the toilet but, as you might have guessed I didn't make it. By the time I arrived outside the toilet door it was too late and I pooped and weed all over the floor. I thought it looked like a rotten egg that somebody had poached and stuck on the floor. I was feeling a little bit mischievous so I didn't tell my mum, when she found out hours later it was extremely
embarrassing. She took all my DVD’s off me so I had to help her fold washing. That day went so slowly, it felt like a year of being a slave.

The next day I was still feeling mischievous. So when I thought no one was looking, I took some chocolate. I then ran down the hallway and taunted my mum. She ran after me saying “give that back!”. It didn't take her long to get it off me because I was three and wasn't very fast. She had it off me 5 seconds later. Then she told me that I could watch my DVDs again so I flung myself onto the couch and waited as if the TV was just going to turn on by itself. I lazily got up, walked over, turned it on and popped the same old disc in the slot and pressed start. After about an hour of watching the same old videos over and over I thought to myself, let's do something fun, I'm bored. Then I ran to the sink grabbed the dish wash liquid, ran back to the CD player opened it up and poured heaps of dish wash liquid into it. Then ran down the hallway and told my mum what I had done, she wasn't mad, but she wasn't happy either.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Sculpture reflection

Sculpture reflection

Today we made a sculpture. My key Competency was taking time to get a good result. It helped me with getting a good result because I really wanted to learn a new skill. We made a found art robot called Bot patrol. We used popsicle sticks ,a tin can, cardboard, bottle lids and a plastic bottle. Cooper finished the sculpture when I was in Fiji.

And this is what we were going for.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Science blog

Week 4
This term I've been doing science learning.
 I built catapults and rocket balloons.

I found out that if you put a vertical angle the balloon won't travel as far. I also found that angle of the base affects how far it will go.

I wonder if you start your balloon at the top of the string it will only stay at the top for the duration of the air coming out of the balloon or will it stay still due to the friction anyway. The bigger the angle the more likely it is to sliding down the string. I also wonder if you make a catapult the same but two times bigger if it will go two times further.

Week 5

Basket Pulleys
The basket goes round because we pull the rope. I wonder if the rope was on a vertical angle that it would go as fast. I also learnt that if you have more than two people it will go a lot slower. It takes longer because it's traveling to  3-4 different places before it reaches its destination. I wonder how long it would take if there were ten people. The ball went down the ramp because gravity was pulling the ball down. I wonder if you make the ramp two times bigger that if the ball will go two times faster.

Week 6

Ping Pong Ramps

The ball goes down because gravity is thrusting it to the ground. I wonder how fast it would rocket down the ramp if I made the ramp two times bigger. I also wonder if you took the railings of that if the ping pong ball would still go straight.

 

Week 7

Catapults

I found that when you add more weights the ball goes further than when we got to about six rubber bands. The distance decreased but then our seventh rubber bands went further again I wonder why.

Week 7

Mini golf course/marble run

Today I did a golf course. I learnt that when you put a pencil in the way of the ball the ball will just go over the pencils. That happens because the ball is rolling too fast for the ball to have any friction so it doesn't slow the ball down. Also the ball was bigger than the stack of pencils making it a lot easier for the ball to roll over the pencils. I wonder if the wall as bigger than the ball if the ball would still roll over.


Week 8

Laws of motion

Push is a type of force. Push is like when you push a shopping cart and then the shopping cart moves forward in a straight line depending on how you push it. When you push the shopping cart hard the shopping cart will go fast and when you push it soft it will slowly make its way across the cross the room. Pull is another type of force. Pull is when you're pulling a door shut. Motion is another type of force. Motion is movement. Movement is when something is moving. When you drive a car that is movement, when you push a shopping trolley that is motion. Gravity is also force. Gravity is when the Earth's core is pulling everything on Earth and preventing us from floating into space and having massive sinkholes.

I did cotton ball launching catapults at science time. This is how to make our specific catapult first you grab 10-20 popsicle sticks put them in a bunched line add a spoon then tape them together with masking tape.

With one cotton ball the high score was 11.49m and for three cotton balls the high score was only 7.07m. So my overall statement is that when you add too much weight the cotton ball or balls don't fly as far.
My variables were rubber bands and cotton balls. So we could see what would happen when we added more weight . My measurements for one cotton ball.
For 0 rubber bands I got 1.79m.
For 1 rubber band I got 2.23m
For 2 rubber bands I got 5.84m
For 3 rubber bands I got 7.01m
For 4 rubber bands I got 8.07m
For 5 rubber bands I got 7.81m
For 6 rubber bands I got 10.13m
For 7 rubber bands I got 10.48m
For 8 rubber bands I got 10.70m
For 9 rubber bands I got 11.49m
For 10 rubber bands I got 6.40m
The tools we used were chalk and metre rulers
We gathered measurement data because if we hadn't of gotten the information there would have been next to no reason to do catapults and rocket balloons. The variables I changed were how many rubber bands we put on the cotton ball-balls and how many cotton balls we were flinging in catapult. The more weight we added made it go further but then when we added too much weight the cotton ball didn't go as far. I learnt that when you put more cotton balls on the catapult it won't go as far.

I could use this new learning in a few different ways like if I want to play rugby I could know how hard I would have to kick the ball to make it a conversion. My activity uses force because your pulling back the spoon and when you release it the spoon pushes the ball into the air and the ball is moving through the air and that is motion. I wonder if you could add more cotton balls that it would go further because I think when I got a decrease in my results it might have been a misfire.the force our playground uses are. Merry go round - push, pull, acceleration, friction. Flying fox - acceleration, push, pull, friction. Climbing wall - push, pull. Slide - friction, push, pull, acceleration. Seesaw - push, pull. Monkey bars - push, pull, friction. Ladder - push, pull, friction. River - push, acceleration.





Week 9
Science blog













Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Autunm writing

Autumn
Leaves
I feel the leaves crunch underneath my feet.
I hear the leaves rub into the ground.
I see the leaves form into a cyclone.
The leaves hang from the tree like lithe floor is lava.
It must be autumn.


Sunday, 18 June 2017

By next Monday

By next Monday 

I will know more things in maths 
 I will be more fit
I will be taller 
I will be better at handwriting 
I will be more healthy 
I will be more wise
I will have a bigger foot size 
I will have longer hair 
I will be better at soccer
I will be older