Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Hide And Seek

Hide and seek
It was the final countdown so We were all running.  I was desperate to win so I sprinted to Oliver and my winning hiding spot because last time we won behind those bushes. Oliver came with me but then I ran away into the middle of the field. I then realised what a bad mistake that I had made. I sprinted back to the bushes where Oliver was. It was very nerve wracking but I thought we were going to win like last time but after a while I was getting nervous because Hayley kept on running past. I thought if Hayley was found and chosen to be in I knew we would be found. But then Gabby came and found us but that confused me because the seekers were Ethan.F and Ella.M so I told Gabby she wasn't a seeker but then she said that while the seekers were counting she walked into the room so Mrs McCabe made her a seeker so Oliver and I walked over to the chessboard. I was heart broken that we had been found. Oliver looked like he didn't even care that much though.  

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Arts reflection sculptures week 7

Arts reflection sculptures week 7
What is found object art? Found object art is when you make a art sculpture out of things you normally wouldn't make things out of.

For the last term my class has been making sculptures. Hamish.B and I have made a little robot man. We used 2 forks 2 spoons and a different utensil but we don't know what it's called. Here is a photo.

A struggle for me was burning myself with the hot glue gun and getting him to stand.

Our inspiration was this photo here.

What went well for us was getting the utensils because you use all of them daily.

What I would change would probably the clothes because he was like a homeless person.






Speech

Speech
Hello and today I am here to tell you about my trip to Australia.

I finished my soccer game like all the others but then once we got home we were only home for a hour waiting for my grand parents to arrive. 

When they finally arrived we went outside and waited for the van to arrive when it did we hopped on with all of our bags.

 We drove to the airport then we hopped out of the van and then went and got our bags checked by security then we went over to the seating and waited and waited and waited. Then we heard the voice in the speakers say something about our flight. We got happy but then they said that our flight was delayed from 3:00 to 3:30. 

I was gutted but at the same time I still got more time to play on my iPad for longer.

We heard the voice again saying that we could board the plane now. Once we gave the people our tickets, my mum gave the lady my ticket and then I sprinted down the hallway about to board the plane, but when I turned the corner there was a big line so I decided to turn around and head back up to my mum. All of a sudden a bunch of people came walking down the hallway and nearly pushed me over but I somehow got past and got back to my mum.

Once I was back with my mum we walked back down the hallway and then we went to our seats row 9 and 10.

Once I was in my seat straight away I started playing bingo on the airplane but it was very boring so I watched some cartoons.

When we landed in Brisbane I was very happy but then we had to go through like half an hour of security and then when we finally got out of the airport I was so relieved, but then I remembered that we still had an hour to go because it was an hour drive to the Gold Coast.  About half way through the drive we saw all of the theme parks and it was very cool because at Movie World we saw the Green Lantern ride and the Green Lantern sign was huge and it was glowing bright green.

When we finally got to the Brinklys Diamond Beach Resort I begged my parents to let me hop into the pools but they wouldn't let me in so I was very sad and then I ate some dinner then I played on the I-pad.

In the morning we went and got the car then we all went to Movie World and my favourite ride was probably the Green Lantern and I was very glad that the Ark Asylum was closed because other wise my dad would have made me go on it and anyway I didn't fancy getting hung about 30 meters off the ground.

The next day we dropped off my nana and mum at the mall then my dad, sister, grandad and I went to Wet and Wild and my favourite ride there was probably this ride where you all raced each other down the slide and there was this thing that told everyone their time, and my dad would always win out of all of us.

Overall I think that Australia was very fun and that you should go there some time.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Science blog backyard plan and week 9/10 reflection

Science blog plan 3 july backyard 
Trampoline steps 
Step 1 cut up some of the Popsicle sticks.
Step 2 stand up the cut pieces in a rectangle and lay the big Popsicle stick on top of the others for the base and hot glue them together.
Step 3 lay some black ribbon on top of the popsicle sticks we then another 2 popsicle sticks we cut one in half and cut the other into thirds and cut the curved ends off. We then laid the half’s on the table then hot glue gunned the thirds onto the halfs. We then cut up some net and glued it on this is what it should look like finished. What we needed Popsicle sticks and black ribbon.

Slide steps
Step 1 cut the skewer in half.
Step 2 cut up two popsicle sticks in half so that there is four pieces of popsicle a.k.a four half’s. 
Step 3 glue the skewers to the four pieces so that it looks like a ladder.
Step 4 cut up an eighth of the paper and glue it to the slide this is what it should look like. 
  
What we needed Popsicle sticks,coloured paper and a skewer.



Science blog week 9/10 reflection  
For the last 2 weeks of the term we have been making playgrounds,balloon powered vehicle and a board game but the twist was that all had to involve force most people made playgrounds but Oliver and I are making a backyard.
What worked well was working with others.
Our struggles were messing around with Leon.
Improvements for us would be having a better pool.

Science blogs week 7 14/6/17 and week 8 22/6/17

Science blog week 7 14/6/17
This week for science we could make a mini golf course or a pulley system I did the mini golf course. It was fun the people I did with were Sam, Sean , Ollie and I. It was really hard to make but then we went and got some materials that we thought would help. Ollie and I grabbed two leaning boards each for some ramps we then had an idea of putting the two leaner boards opposite each other and then bounce the ball really hard so that the ball would bounce back and forth but it would bounce twice and then go flying out so we put the hole on the outside to try and get the ball into the hole but it never worked. 

Science blog week 8 22/6/17
This week for science we continued on doing our catapults and I finished collecting my data for my one cotton ball but I still need to complete data collecting for my three cotton balls. 

What is force? Force is what everyone has and does. The main forces are push and pull even gravity uses a force which is pull. Here's an example, the mob of people used all of their force to pull the container open. Another one is the mob of people push the tram so that the man could get his leg free.
Gravity is one of the strongest forces that we know of its main purpose is to keep us on the ground.
 
What I changed: I changed on my catapult was that  I took it off the stand so that I could have a higher angle because it was on 10 degree angle but now I can fire it on a 45 degree angle. We also changed the weight of the cotton ball with rubber bands.  

 I wonder if gravity will ever collapse on us one day and we will all be stuck floating. 

You can't see or feel force but it's all around you it's like gravity because gravity is always around you. Even the moon has gravity but the moon's gravity is weaker than ours so you could probably jump up about five meters on the moon but only about 50cms on earth so on the moon you could probably jump ten times higher than on earth. 

Science blog week 6 8.6.17

Science blog week 6 8.6.17
What I've done:
I got to choose between 3 different activities that were ping pong ramps,chair pulley and basketball bounces I did basketball bounces. The people who did it were Sean, Heilee, Ruby, Larissa, Hamish, Ethan and I we played four square with two different balls a flat ball and a new fully pumped ball.. The new ball did better because when you used the old ball it would bounce about 5 times before just rolling away but the new ball when Sean jumped and slammed the ball down to the ground it would go like 5 meters high but the other ball would only go up like a meter. So we used the new ball for the game I think it went well and the game just started out Hamish,Sean,larrisa and I but then Ruby and Heilee join and then later on Ethan joined. 
What I found out:
I found out that the more air in the ball the better because the ball will bounce higher so that when you play the ball doesn't just hit the ground and then role away.
What I wonder:
I wonder if  the ball will still bounce if you fill it with helium..
I wonder if the ball would bounce if you fill it with water.

Monday, 26 June 2017

High Ropes

High Ropes Wainui Camp
I was really excited when I saw the high ropes course but then I realised that I was scared of heights a cold shiver went through my body. I look up at the 25 meter high ropes course.
From far away I was looking at the high ropes course like this will be easy. My friends all look up at the course and asked each other if they were scared.

 Whenever someone asked me If i was scared I would say yes but try not to show it and to  try to stay calm but I was very frightened before our leader led us all over to the harnesses and helmet then gave us the size he thought we should have. We had 3 groups of 4 my group was Hamish,Ruby,Gabby and I.

Hamish was the first person to climb up he got up to the top and I was the cheerleader Ruby climbed second and I was the backup belayer . A belayer is the person that’s strapped onto the rope. They pull the rope when the person is on the rope they pull the rope so that the rope wont be bendy instead of straight and the backup belayer gets all the rope from the previous person and then they pull back that rope and it all ends up in a big pile and then when they come down both of the bee layer release some rope so that the climber has space to climb down. 

Next it was my turn to climb up but I got very scared and I only made it up to the second staple before deciding to come down but then I did the Giants ladder which I only got up to the second step. 

I was really relieved when I was back on ground because I wasn't scared anymore.