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Friday, July 6, 2018

A way to use Pie in Maths!


Reflecting Myself

Today, I made a reflection about myself. It reflects what I did this term and what my next focus is for next term. I hope you'll have a happy holiday.



This Term I am proud of the level I am at right now for geometry, 5b. It means my understanding sanding of geometry is a standard to a year 8 leaving the school. I’m also proud of my artwork I’ve done the past few weeks. Recently, I made Mrs. Dodds a birthday card for her daughter she seemed pretty happy after I gave the card to her. She showed the staff the card and said they were pretty jealous. I hope her daughter has a happy birthday. And I’m proud of not falling over as many time last year. I fell over so many times that Mrs. Spragg was talking about giving me a certificate for the student that falls over many times.

This term, my challenge was learning how to write a newspaper because I turn the newspaper report into a story and make the report less fractal. It was also a struggle to understand how a newspaper is written because my family doesn’t read or watch anything news related. My other challenge was finishing all my work before Friday. This was a challenge because I’m one of those people who want everything to be perfect and changing every detail that I don’t think the teacher would notice. I am improving a bit...  

Another challenge was working with other people. Yes, you might be thinking. “You would be the last person I thought of to not be comfortable with people you don’t work with.” I always pick Mia as a buddy because she’s like a clone of me. Just smaller and every feature is different. What I’m trying to say is that we would always agree on something. But when I work with other people, it doesn’t flow that nicely. So I just agree with what they want to do.

What didn’t go well for me was that I didn’t do that well on my reading test. I only got half of them right. I was a bit scared of showing my Dad the results (don’t worry, he’s not that scary, it’s just that I worry too much). He said it was ok and he said the story got him confused too. I also had an incident when I accidentally hurt a child. I don’t want to talk about it.  

I showed my hero qualities when I tried something new like using water paint instead of drawing with pencils. Water paint is my new favorite thing now. I also tried making a website, it was a lot of fun making the pictures and puns of the website. The funny thing is that our website doesn’t look like a normal website.

Next term, my focus is working on more of my reading and understanding texts.


What it felt like I was doing for all term 2.

Friday, June 29, 2018

A Dragon in Auckland?

Last week, I wrote a made-up News Paper report. This is about a dragon attack at Wellington in New Zealand. How can I improve this report? What's your favorite part of this report? These are all the things that you need to include in a newspaper report.


  • Past Tense
  • Heading
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • The 5 W (Who What Why When Where)
  • Quote (Someone's Comment)
  • Picture
  • Caption

Dragon Tail's Are Real?!

By Mika

A creature that breaths swirling fire, flies like the wind roams in New Zealand?! At 2:00 pm in the afternoon, 15th May 2018. A 50-meter high dragon has been spotted terror rising the citizens of Auckland in Chili Street. We have no clue of how a fairy tale has come to life but biologists are now researching. A quote by Nikita Black says this. “I never thought this could be possible. The dragon destroyed skyscrapers and killed hundreds of people. He had blood red scales and eyes engulfed with rage.”


Biologists have found out where the dragon has come from. In Antarctica, there is an outline of the dragon on the ice meaning that the dragon has frozen and preserved the body. Over time the ice started melting freeing the dragon. The military fought the dragon in Auckland. Everyone has evacuated so the military can drop a nuke. Unfortunately, it didn't affect the dragon.


473 people have died and thousands are injured. Most of the city hid in the countryside. A quote by Mark McCray says. “It’s hopeless, half of the city is gone and the military weapons have no effect, not even a scratch. People say no we still have hope but they’re just blinded with happy endings. It’s over for us.”

In the dark ages, there were dragons. So people invented something called ‘The Black Arrow’. Legends say a Black Arrow can break through dragon scales. It may be a legend but, when there’s no more hope, people look for a miracle. Agents were sent to retrieve the arrow in all the castles. Right now they're still looking. If this doesn’t work, nothing will.


A dragon attacked Auckland. Biologists have found out how this happened. Military Weapons do nothing to the dragon. People lost hope and agents are looking for the black arrow that may be the key to the dragon’s demise.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The All Knowing Wheel






Today in Maths, I learnt how to use this thing. I don't know what it's called but I will call it The All Knowing Wheel. It's a diagrap that helps to convert fraction percentages and decimals. What I learnt is that I didn't know you can convert Decimals into percentages or Fractions. What I found challanging was trying to remember how to convert thing into things. You know what I mean. This diagrap looks confusing but don't worry, it's easyer than it looks. Go ahead try it. It's not going to bite. At least I hope it doesn't.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Some of these art took years to make!



Today we did some Pop Art with our Teacher Mrs Stratton. It was a lot of fun!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Mirage



This week, I was learning about mirages. Did you know that Mirages can be photographed? Ok enough with the facts. I wrote a short story about Mirages. I learnt that Mirages can be photographed. What I found challanging was understanding how light refracts. It's complicated. Enough with the Chit Chatt, lets get into detailed story stuff.


I dropped into the dust of gold.  As I picked myself up, my arms wobbled. I staggered across the desert, lost and alone. “I won’t make it.” I croaked to the sky. As I laid down hopelessly, I saw a shimmer of reply in the distance. I reached out to the sand. Digging my fingers into the heat. I dragged myself to the shimmer. As I crawled closer. The sand revealed an oasis with palm trees guarding the lake. I jumped on my feet forgetting about the heat. As I reached for the oasis, it disappeared in thin air. I again collapse, I heard voices of men. I closed my eyes. And hope.