Monday, 31 August 2015

The Almost Rescue

For Reading me and my partner Davarni made a slideshow about "The Almost Rescue" book we read. Me and Davarni shared documents and made this slideshow. I found it difficult to find the right place to film our movie which we haven't finished but we worked really hard on it. I learnt a new and interesting story and I enjoyed it very much, and so did our Reading group.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Exploring Blogs

Room 7 explored different blogs from other schools, we collected information from what they do in their Schools. But this is what I discovered from exploring other School's blogs. I enjoyed making this infograpic because I have never made one before and I finally have.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Square Based Pyramid

Today with Mrs Raj, we made 3D dimensional shapes using cardboard. I made a Square Based Pyramid and it had 5 faces, 8 edges and 5 vertices. I learnt what vertices are and where I can find them. I found it difficult to sharpen the creases. It was fun making my 3D shape. I will make others shapes soon.

Friday, 21 August 2015

The Macpac mall (a made up mall)

It was Andrew and Gabi’s anniversary, so Andrew wanted to get Gabi something, but Gabi also wanted to get something for Andrew too! But they both didn't know about it. They both went for a ride to Macpac Mall (a made up mall) When Gabi went to go get Andrew something for there anniversary  the T.V was on and two robbers were reported but was never found, there names were Daniel and John, they have been working together.

Gabi and an employee were having an argument about a t-shirt that Gabi bought. On the shirt’s hanger it said that it was a large, but Jasmine the employee grabbed the wrong t-shirt by accident. Gabi wanted to swap the t-shirt for a large one, but there was no refunds. The employee asked for her name, so Gabi told her. Gabi asked for her name too, her name was Jasmine, Gabi recognized her name. (Andrew’s sister's name was Jasmine but Gabi and Jasmine had never met before.) Gabi asked for her last name and it was Gordon too, they had the same last name.

After that, it turned out that it was Andrew’s sister. It was a good thing she isn't married or else she would have had another last name. Or else they wouldn't have known each other, but now we do. “I’m so glad we ran into each other” Gabi said. Jasmine decided to just give a refund because it was the first time she had seen her sister. SMASH! The window broke! “Those people look familiar” said Gabi with a curious face.

Andrew had been shot! Gabi looked over her shoulder and saw Andrew on the floor. Two guys stole his wallet and just ran off right now. Gabi remembered  on the news there had been two robbers on the loose, she remembered it was Daniel and John. Jasmine also ran over to Andrew, he was bleeding very badly, luckily Gabi knew that Jasmine was a nurse so Jasmine pulled the bullet out and wrapped a piece of cloth around the shot on his arm. Jasmine said “Don’t worry, he will make it” but still Gabi is very worried and so was Jasmine.

People were screaming and shouting and also running all over the place, while Gabi was dialling 111 for the ambulance. After about 5 minutes, the ambulance finally arrived. The three of them went for a ride to the hospital, Gabi was holding Andrew’s hand through the whole ride and when they got their, Andrew was lifted on a stretch into the hospital. The nurses had surgery and stitched his wound back together. Gabi and Jasmine were waiting outside Gabi was walking back and forth and was getting very worried. While she was waiting she finally sat down. A lady walked in and her face screamed in excitement. That lady knew who Gabi was because she was quite famous (Gabi makes funny vines). That lady loved her vines so much she shared all of her videos on her page! She asked Gabi “Why she was here?” Gabi told her and they got to know each other, she introduced herself. “My name is Quinlyn” she said with a huge smile, she is the same age as Gabi. They had so much in common as well.

Finally Andrew had come out of surgery, Gabi hugged Andrew and Gabi asked if Andrew was okay, Andrew said “He still couldn't move as much” and you can take the stitches off about two weeks later. Quinlyn recognized that Andrew was in a few of Gabi’s vines, so Quinlyn asked for a autograph from Andrew and Gabi. Gabi said “Maybe later”. But they did take photos together, funny photos to cheer Andrew up. Jasmine went to get a cup of water when Andrew came out of surgery.

After that, Quinlyn went to go and visit her Grandma because that's what she actually came for. Jasmine came back from getting a drink of water, Andrew and Jasmine met up and they hugged too. They haven’t seen each other since forever, so they hugged a bit longer and asked some questions about their life and how it’s going. Gabi said “Hey Jasmine, you should come over and we could get to know each other a bit more.” Jasmine said “Sure, why not”.

So they went to the car park and meanwhile Quinlyn was going home too, Gabi saw her so she invited her to her house as well. “I mean you gotta love a fan” said Gabi. Quinlyn said “Okay thank you, I’ll follow you on my car!”. Soon after, they all arrived at Gabi’s house and had a girls night/sleepover, so they did each others nails, had a pillow fight and talked about celebrity crushes, you know the girly activites. The three of them Gabi, Jasmine and Quinlyn enjoyed their sleepover. Gabi and Quinlyn became best friends, Quinlyn was now in Gabi’s vines, so she became famous too. They had lots of fun that night, while Andrew had a long sleep and healed his wound.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

McCaw Reaches Milestone

Author: Shem Banbury

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article: I don’t believe in magic. I believe in hard work.
2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article: Richie McCaw was emotional because he has stepped off Eden Park to a standing ovation during the game between The All Blacks and the Wallabies. “ I’m probably not the kind of guy who gets emotional but there was a big lump in my throat. It’s hard to explain, but I didn't want to stop, that feeling, that moment. It’s a memory you’ll always have… even talking about it now, you feel a bit of a shiver down the spine” Richie said. The test was also the last in New Zealand.
3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place: This event took place in Eden Park and it’s where Richie McCaw stepped out of.
4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future: This event took place on 7/8/15. I think there will be a new captain for the All Blacks.
5. Explain in your own words why this event took place: It’s just that Richie McCaw is a really good player and he was able to reach another Milestone.
6. Use the research tool to find the meaning of 3 words from the article
accept or admit the existence or truth of.
a sustained and enthusiastic show of appreciation from an audience, especially by means of applause.
the maximum amount that something can contain.


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Describing Gabriella

Her full name is Gabriella Gordon but her nickname is Gabi. Gabi has light blue eyes like her fancy light blue nails and she has really long eyelashes. She has short blonde hair but she ties it up and her ponytail is curly, she has a straight fringe on the side of her face. She has a great sense of fashion, she practically has a shop in her room. She is skinny but she is also short so she wears high heels. Gabi is also very smart, when ever she gets money back, she can quickly count how much she is supposed to get so they don’t try and trick her. Gabi is confident and is always willing to talk to anyone. Gabi thinks everybody is beautiful in their own way and no should be treated like dirt, she thinks that way because she used to get bullied at school, but now she makes vines and she is quite famous. Gabi has a beautiful smile, she also has a dimple on both sides of her cheeks, she has soft lips and she suits all lipstick colours, when Gabi smiles her bottom lip sticks out, but it’s cute. She has curved ears and has beautiful earrings. She always gives really good advice about friendship, relationships and basically anything so you can always count on her. If you move into a new house call Gabi up, she will decorate your house into something brand new. Gabriella has a smile that can lighten up anyone’s day.

I am writing a story about Gabi, so keep an eye out for my story. It will be on my blog, I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Shapes - Cuboid

For Maths Mrs Raj gave me a shape to research about, I researched about Cuboid's. I found this task very easy and simple. I also learnt some new shapes like rhombus, trapezium and a sphere. We are going to learn more about those shapes in the future.

Henry the Explorer

Henry the Explorer
                                               Mark Taylor
After reading  the story I changed the ending of the story. Hope you like it!

On the night of the blizzard, Henry read an exciting book about exploring. So the next morning, after breakfast, Henry got ready to go exploring. He carefully made ready his explorer’s kit. And he made a great, many flags in order to claim all wonderful things he planned to discover.
"Where are you and Angus our dog going?" asked Henry’s mother.
"Exploring," said Henry. "We shall probably discover the whole world before it gets dark." "All right - if a bear doesn't catch us," Henry replied. "I wonder if there really are bears in there, Angus" said Henry. Henry discovered some friendly natives on the way.  

He read his special speech claiming them. Henry and Angus went farther and farther. They claimed each great discovery with the flag. Exploring made them very hungry. Far from home, Henry discovered a cave. "Careful, Angus!" Don’t wake up any bears. But unfortunately one bear woke up. Henry and Angus were walking out of the cave, but a shadow creeped over him.

He knew it was a big, dangerous, meat-eating monster. Henry slowly turned around and glanced over his shoulder.

To be continued….

A story written by Mark Taylor.

A new ending by Shannon (me) and Davarni.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Cyber Smart

For our reading tasks we had to make a Google drawing about how to be Cyber Smart. We also learnt how to deal with Bullies online as well.

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Looking after our teeth

Today, the 13th of August 2015 Cynthia and Mr Cop came to visit our school and teach us how to keep our teeth clean and antibacterial. Mr Cop was really just filming her teaching us, but that’s good so other people can see this and keep their teeth nice and clean as well.

  • Me and a few other people learnt that when your mum is pregnant and she has clean and fresh teeth, their baby will have the same teeth as their mum. And if your mum doesn’t have nice teeth and they’re rotten, then there's a chance you will have the same teeth as your mums.

  • We also learnt that newborn babies can only drink breast milk because they don’t have teeth yet. About 5 months later the baby can eat soft and mashed food, make sure there is no sugar in it because it can ruin the baby's teeth while he/she is still very young.

  • Flossing teeth is very important. You should floss every morning and night to get the food out of your teeth. Cynthia said if you don’t have floss then you can use the strings from the onion bag, but first you have to boil the bag then you can use it.

  • At the end she talked about how much teaspoons of sugar was in bottles of fizzy drink and we were a bit surprised. We also learnt that Coca-Cola is the most sold item (16 tsp of sugar per bottle) in 33, 000 supermarkets.

  • Cynthia also said make sure you brush gently, not to hard and ruff because that can cause bleeding gums. And also make sure you brush in the front and in the back of both top and bottom sets of teeth, also brush your tongue. At the end we asked some questions.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Oprah is coming to New Zealand!

Name of article that I read: Oprah coming to New Zealand

Author: Shem Banbury is the author of this Article.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? Oprah Winfrey is the main character.

2. What was the key event from the news article? The key event is that Oprah Winfrey is coming to New Zealand and we’re very excited, so is she. “Excited about returning down under!” she said.

3. Where did this event take place? Took place in America but now Oprah is coming to New Zealand

4. When did this event take place? It will take place on 16th December in New Zealand

5. Why did this event happen? Because Oprah probably had too much time in America, so she might have wanted to come to New Zealand.

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Oprah Winfrey

Monday, 10 August 2015

Claire's Secret Ambition

Claire’s Secret Ambition

Charlotte Firmin

Claire’s mother worked in a local cinema. She showed people to their seat and sold ice-cream and popcorn. She loved watching the films and longed to meet all the film stars. But she knew that her dream would never come true.

So, when Claire was born, her mother decided that she would grow up to be a famous film star. She sent Claire to a Drama Academy where she had to learn acting, dancing, singing and mime. But Claire had a secret ambition. She knew that her mother longed for her to become a film star, so she was too scared to tell her that she didn’t want to be a film star at all. Claire’s secret ambition was to be a vet. Claire thought about being a vet all the time. While she was singing she thought about budgies with broken legs. While she was dancing she thought about horses with backache. But Claire told no one about her secret ambition.

One day Claire’s mother decided that it was time for Claire to try some real acting. They went to the film studios for an audition. Claire had to sing and dance and read a poem. Her mother thought she was wonderful, but Claire did not get the job. Soon Claire had been to more than sixty auditions. She hadn't got a job, but her mother was still hopeful. Once again they set off for the film studios. Perhaps it will be a big film with lots of stars, Claire’s mother thought. Perhaps it will be a film about vets, thought Claire. But the audition was not for a film at all. The director told them it was for a TV commercial. All she had to do was eat a sweet and read from a card.

‘Nutty Snaps are the nuttiest, ‘ Claire Read.
‘Fantastic!’ gasped her mother.
‘Super!’ sighed the director.
And that is how Claire became the Nutty Snap kid.

Claire’s Nutty Snap commercial was so successful that two new factories had to be built. The factory workers sent Claire twenty boxes of Nutty Snaps as a present. Soon people began to point and stare at Claire in the street. Her mother gave up her job at the cinema so that she could go with Claire to open supermarkets and sign autographs.
Claire’s mother was very happy. Claire liked Nuttysnaps but she hated being famous. One terrible day, Claire and her mother were invited to the Director’s office. ‘I’m afraid that I must find a new Nuttysnap kid,’ he said. ‘Claire has become too fat. We don’t want people to think that Nutty Snaps are fattening, do we?’ Claire’s mother was very upset, so the director said to send Claire to the Golden Carrot Health Farm to lose weight.
One morning, a fat man arrived with a fat cat in a basket. ‘I’m Mr Fasolini,’ he said. ‘And this is my cat, Clovis. ‘We’re both here to lose weight. In the afternoon while Mr Fasolini was having a sauna, Claire heard a terrible screech coming from the kitchen. She ran in to find Clovis with his tail caught in the cupboard door. She set him free and, seeing his tail was badly bent, she tied it up with a tea-towel and a wooden spoon. Claire told Mr Fasolini about the Drama Academy and her mother’s plan to make her into a film star. She talked more about the her secret ambition. ‘Ah Claire,’sighed Mr Fasolini,’ I understand. When I was a boy, everyone in my family was a sausage-maker. They wanted me to be a sausage-maker too, but I, also, had a secret ambition. I was determined to be a film maker. ‘And did you become a film director?’ asked Claire.
‘Yes! And I will help you to achieve your ambition too. In Fact I already have a plan!
After a few weeks, the film crew flew off to film in the desert. Claire went to stay with Mr Fasolini’s family. She liked the Fasolini's and she liked all their animals, especially Clovis.

But the best thing was Claire’s new school. No more acting! No more mime! She also didn't want to become a vet any more. Claire was more interested in the solar system, mostly the sun because it was so hot in the desert. So Claire wanted to be an astronaut! She had very good patients so she could wait up to 4 days to get to space. Mr Fasolini believed in Claire, but her mother was very worried about Claire going to space so guess what? Claire’s mother became a astronaut as well. After a few years Claire was finally a teenager, she was now 16 years old. And she was the first ever teenager in space. Since she was the first teenager in space, she became famous. After all, Claire liked being famous because she had all the attention and got a lot of money and her mum became a famous actor too. 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Visit to Glen Innes Library

An exciting trip to the Glen Innes Library blew me away today... We travelled to the Library on a bus along with Mrs Raj and Miss Card, while we were on our way there our whole class were singing "The wheels on the bus" and that was super funny. Moments later, we were already at the Library. I haven't been to the Library in a pretty long time so I was excited to be there, there was Brenda and she asked if we knew what Tamaki makaurau means, but of course we knew what that meant (it means 'Auckland') but then she asked us a few more questions and some we didn't know so we learnt a few more new Maori words! I also learnt that underneath Queens St is a river or should I say te awa, I learnt what te awa means too (it means river). We got separated into two groups tahi and rua, and we sat on the two different mats facing each other. In the middle of both mats were a long cloth (that was an supposed to be an awa) there was also fish, kina, mussels and more sea creatures.

Before the story was told, we learnt new self defence moves with our kaiako (teacher or teachers). The two groups were told to turn around so we don't get a sneak peek on their moves and they don't get a sneak peek at us. My group used a rakau but it wasn’t a real one because the rakau are usually way too long to use in the Library and it could injure someone, so we used a bamboo stick. The other group used a patu, it was used to attack someone but using a rakau is protecting the patu from hitting you. Our kaiako and the other kaiako were very funny too.
We all got a rakau each, we first learnt the four places to protect and it was the head, neck, body and legs. When our kaiako says Waitakere we protect our neck, we then protect our head then we bring the rakau on the side of our body that was really close to our armpit, after that we bring the rakau on the other side of our armpit but it was slightly away from our body and finally we get on our knee and hold the rakau down and while we do that, we do our pukana.

Both teams were ready but we had to choose a Princess and a Prince so it was Princess Amelia and Prince Danny. Our kaiako was the King and Danny was his son. One day Danny went fishing with his kete (basket) and Princess Amelia also went fishing with her kete, unfortunately they both forgot their matau (hook) so they had no choice but to jump in the river. They got their fish but Danny gasped and saw the most beautful girl across the river. Danny went up to her and said “Hey girl”, “Your very pretty” “Do you want to come over and see my family?” Amelia said “Yes”. So they both enjoyed their lovely walk to Danny’s house, Amelia met the King and she was so excited. A villager told the other King on the other side of the river that we have stole their Princess, they said “Give our Princess back!” back we refused. They got so angry they were training to fight us so we trained as well, we all had a fight and used our skills we were taught. We made so much noise while we were fighting the ground shook and the God came out of the ground and said “What is all that noise?”. He said a speech about why we should stop fighting and we were confinced so we listened. Amelia and Danny got married and also had many kids and that was us. We all lived happlily ever after.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Bionic Eye fitted into patient

Name of article that I read: Bionic eye fitted to patient

Author: Shem Banbury

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? The main character was Ray Flynn, an 80 year old man from Manchester. He is the first ever man to have a bionic eye.

2. What was the key event from the news article? Surgeons in England have performed the world’s first bionic eye implant on a patient with a very common cause of eye lost.

3. Where did this event take place? This event took place in England.

4. When did this event take place? This event happened on the 27th June 2015.

5. Why did this event happen? Because people have eye lost and they think this idea is a helpful solution for people with eye lost.

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Without the glasses (Only Ray's eyesight)
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