Monday, 22 May 2017

Acrostic


Hyper person 
Amazing athlete
Really happy
Really like the cold 
Youngest in the family 

With extremely awesome family 
Extremely cool friends 
Shoes that are blue
Totally awesome 
Egg Xcellent puns 
Nice family 
Ruby red is my favourite colour 
Amazed easily

Monday, 27 March 2017

Red


I am the red hat in the corner of the room
I am the red jelly that shines on table ready to be eaten 
I am that dragon that you you see pasting the moon at midnight 
I smell like the red rose that's all alone in the garden
I am even the last Jaffa in the box of Jaffas 
I am Elmo who makes kids laugh 
I am even red zooming in the ski 
What colour am I red

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Mini

Tena koutou 
Ko te tihi o kahukura te maunga 
Ko Ōtakaro te awa 
Ko Waimairi te Kura 
Ko Ngāti Aotearoa te iwi 
Ko Jonny taku papa
Ko Analyn taku mama
Ko Otautahi ahau
Ko Harry taku ingoa 
Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Hide and seek 


The prickly bush nails into my skin.
The voices of the teachers saying, found you.
I see her.
Don't move don't talk don't do anything .
The seeker walks into the forest 
As the trees are dancing in the wind 
I dash a cross the field
Hopping she won't find me 
She is going to find me for sure.
Man I don't want to go back,
Write about this!
We'll here I am now 
I hear the loud voice of mrs Bentall 
I get by hide a tree I think to myself 
I'm I the last one 
The sound of big foot steps maybe it's, it's” the Seekers.
The  loud voice says I found you!








Thursday, 22 September 2016

SCIENTIFIC OBSERVATIONS - RUBBISH AT SCHOOL



We read an article about a fleet of research waka which spent two years criss crossing the Pacific Ocean, observing rubbish.   They noticed that if they found rubbish in the ocean, it usually meant they were getting close to land.  Because of this, we infer that most rubbish in the ocean comes from land. 

We wondered if the rubbish in our playground might have a similar trend.   We decided, before lunch on Wednesday last week, to go and find out. 

We split the school into 12 sections on a map.  Each section had a group of scientists (us!) to make observations and inferences.

We put a red dot on the map wherever we found a piece of rubbish and collected all the rubbish. 

After lunch we went back, and noted with a blue dot, any new rubbish found in our area.  We also collected this rubbish.   This is our map, showing where we found rubbish, both times.

Photo of DOT MAP HERE. 

We also classified the rubbish we found into types of rubbish and displayed this into this graph.  

Our observations and inferences:  

We observed that most of the red dot rubbish (rubbish found before lunch) was caught up in fences, around buildings and in bushes, especially tussock grass. 

We think this might be because the wind has blown rubbish left on the ground by students into the bushes where it has been trapped.  The spikes on the bushes help to trap the rubbish.  Some children might hide their rubbish under buildings at lunchtimes. Some people might be throwing the rubbish over fences too.  Rubbish gets blown from the field into the ditch and can’t be blown out again. 

It's not the same in all of the school because people eat in different places and then they drop it on the ground. 

Our data may not be correct because sometimes there was too much rubbish to show all the red dots on the map. Some groups in our class looked closely at what they were finding and some groups just picked the rubbish up without really looking properly. 

We think the wind might blow the rubbish to other places and get it all over the school and we think it mostly goes to the back of Darren's shed because no one is allowed to go behind there to pick it up.

We have learnt that there is pretty much no rubbish on the playground because of the wind people drop it on the playground and it blows away to other places.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

After we made these observations and inferences, we were left with questions as to why people in our school failed to put their rubbish in the bins! Why does so much end up back around the school after one break time? Maybe it is falling out of people's pockets? Perhaps it's the winds fault? Or maybe the students of Waimairi school are dropping it on purpose?

Since then, we have recorded how rubbish was dropped at morning tea and lunch. Basically, we spied on the school! We, as scientists, have completed an investigation into why rubbish is ending up on the ground. On Thursday the 18th of August, we went out at morning tea and lunchtime to make observations of you all, collecting data to find out how rubbish gets on the ground.

We split up into 12 groups. At morning tea we spread ourselves around the whole school to observe. At lunchtime we spread the 12 groups around the lunch eating areas and observed what happened to the rubbish. 
We have made inferences from our observations and here is what we found:


MORNING TEA FINDINGS

PIE GRAPH OF MORNING TEA OBSERVATIONS HERE

At morning tea time, Waimairi school dropped 205 pieces of rubbish. That's 2 out of 5 people on average who dropped rubbish. 110 pieces of rubbish were dropped on purpose, which is more than half of the rubbish we observed being dropped. We also saw 46 pieces of rubbish dropped without the person realising that they had dropped it, often as they were walking.We also saw rubbish being dropped from pockets.

The places we found that rubbish had been dropped the most, were the Te Puna block, the walkway down to Ara Atu and the playground behind room 13. We think this might be because people playing in these areas may not understand why it is important to put rubbish in the bin. We also inferred that since there's big bushes at Ara Atu, people think they can hide their rubbish there.

Also, there is no rubbish bin in sight of the playground in these areas, so people lazily drop it instead. We think that most people do this because they think that they can hide it, or can get away with dropping it, even when they know it is wrong. And they do get away with it! Why don't people take a little walk over to the bin to put their rubbish where it belongs? 


LUNCHTIME FINDINGS

PIE GRAPH OF LUNCHTIME OBSERVATIONS HERE

At lunchtime, 219 pieces of rubbish were dropped throughout the school JUST during lunch eating time. That's 2 out of every 5 people in the school on average. that is a large amount of people to be dropping rubbish.
From what we saw, 79 pieces of rubbish were dropped on purpose, and 44 were left where people were eating. 

Just like at morning tea time, we think that around the school most of the people drop the rubbish because there's not enough rubbish bins around. Although there are already some bins, there only a few, and sometimes not in the best places. 
We also think that some children might not be able to reach the bins because we observed the bins are quite a bit taller than some junior children. Younger students also may not understand why it is bad to leave rubbish on the ground.

We could maybe get more and smaller bins to show others that bins are valued around the school but we think most of the kids already know about why we shouldn't  drop rubbish - because it will cause lots of problems for the animals in our environment and make our school look messy.

We spotted some differences between Morning Tea and Lunchtime. At lunch-eating time, more pieces of rubbish were dropped than during the whole of morning tea time, even though morning tea is longer than lunch eating time. We think that more rubbish was dropped at lunch because more food is eaten at lunchtime and there would be a bigger chance of rubbish flying out of their lunchboxes. Lunch food is also more likely to have wrappers. However we also inferred that people might deliberately litter so that they don’t get in trouble for walking to the bin - as we are not allowed to stand up during lunch eating time.

Under the classroom is also a common place to put rubbish. But the reason  that people drop rubbish there is because they think no one will notice. But we did! But if you think that you get away with it, then you are wrong because we see rubbish everywhere, even in sneaky places where people will think you can't see it.

Overall, 424 pieces of rubbish were dropped in the 45 minutes we were observing that day. That’s almost one piece of rubbish per person. If nobody ever picks this rubbish up, then by the end of the week there would be 2120 pieces of rubbish floating around the school.  Many people dropped their rubbish on purpose, but also accidentally, leaving it where they ate or hiding it.

We think if we all work together our school can be cleaner by just simply walking  to the bin, because just doing a simple thing like that will help to make a big difference. But we also think that during lunch eating time we should be allowed to stand up to walk to the bin to put our rubbish in it. We will be discussing this with the teachers. This means people will be less likely to throw it in the bushes, under the buildings, leave it where they were eating or just throw it on the ground.

We also plan to write to the board of trustees to see if we can have more bins built permanently into the areas that we’ve observed to gather the most rubbish. We also need bins that are the right size for younger kids as well.

So what is the most important thing for you to remember from today? Do not drop rubbish on purpose. It’s pretty simple.  Please walk the few metres to the bins, otherwise we will all be swimming in a pool of rubbish.







Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Technology is a Taking Over





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This term I wrote a speech on how technology is taking over. I was learning when to change to a new paragraph, when there was a new idea I think my speech, is well organised showing connection and  flow between all important parts of speech structure. In my speech, I have many ideas to connect to my point of view. I can also use several languages device to persuade and connect with the audience and I have many ideas. I  was also learning to write a good hook, for example I started my speech with  “Have you been addicted to something so bad you want to use it all day?”
I think my speech went great, but next time I need to connect to the reader more.
When presenting my speech I felt nervous, because if I mess up people will laugh, but of course, people did not!
Please click here to listen to my speech or read it below.


 Samsung/Apple
Have you been addicted to something so bad that you want to use it all day? Like a new app, checking Facebook and your favourite tv programme?  Imagine it's the weekend and the sun is shining and you should be outside playing but you're glued to your phone. Who is doing this? Samsung and Apple. They are taking over the world by getting people to stay inside and sit  on their phones. This needs to stop. people are relying on their devices too much. We don't need all these fancy gadgets.

Why do people buy phones? Maybe it's because this phone is better than this phone. No!! Hold on, just picture this. Okay so you're with your friend, Your best mate and he or she has a phone, so you get one too. Mom's friend got a phone all because my mum
 had a phone. This is because she didn't want to be left out.

Phones are getting more expensive because of new things like better photos and more gigabytes. But why would you need all these new features? There's no reason, Like who cares if you text and in 10 seconds it can be read by the other person. On an old phone you can still text and plus the new phones are more addictive.
A few days ago I watched a thing about video games being addictive and a kid said “I like the online world better than the real world.” He said if he plays 12 hours a day his life is  10/10 if there is no video games for him he said a 3/10
For his life some people can't leave there house without there phone that's kind of crazy.


Maybe we a can fix this by  setting a time on phones when kids are younger  so then they know how long they can play when they get older. I will try and get Apple and Samsung to have a timer in settings so the kids parents can set a time when it goes off. So then the world could be a better place by getting people to get fit and not stay inside looking there phone all day!  I think my speech can connect to people because I'm sure you have been wanting to play on your phone pc tablet Xbox or PlayStation like all day but your mum told you to get off and go outside.



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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Prejudged

 Have you ever imagined what it would be like to move from your own country? The culture is different, the food is weird and the last thing you want is for people to be mean, talk behind your back, looking at you non stop. Some people have suffered prejudice.

I have been learning about prejudice.  What is prejudice? It's when you judge someone and you don't even know them. It is when you look at someone you have never seen them and you judge them. like when the class interviewed Mrs K she felt unwelcome because when she was working as a waiter and when some people asked what country she was from, she said Iran and the people then looked away. I felt prejudice towards me, when I was at the playground in Stanmore Road. I was on the swing and two kids walked up to me and said are you Mexican because you look Mexican. I said “I'm not Mexican.” I felt pretty upset because they were joking around about it. 

There are many ways to start a friendship with someone from  another country or from other schools.   At first say hi, make eye contact, ask what's your name and smile and then give them a tour of  the school so they know where to go when they need to, and maybe invite them to your house so they feel like your friend. When I interviewed my mum, she said people were nice when she came but that might be because my mum's husband was here.  So I think we are not the worst at welcoming and not the best either. 

Everyone  should stop judging people by their country religion or size. We are all the same but unfortunately people think it's funny. If you want  to be nice here is some things you can do:  You can help them by starting a conversation, smile, host a party for them, then they would be your friend.

Being kind and not being prejudiced is important because all people are the same and they should not be treated differently, because then zero people would feel unwelcome.