Friday, 23 February 2018

My week of school

On Monday at Morning Tea the Extension group went to a event called Digital learning 2030 which was held in a Hotel in Auckland city. Somethings we did was code robots, play with the Makey-Makey kit and Digital shapes and try out a new coding game called Code Avengers. I had a great time at the event and I hope the Extension group will go on many other trips like this one soon.
On Tuesday it was time for the Year 8's to go to Tech at Tamaki college. My Tech group was Cooking and our teacher Mrs Heka decided we would be making a Soup. After Tech at Tamaki we had lunch and Maths. During maths we learned what makes a good maths group.
In the morning of Wednesday I had to go to the creative space for Extension. During Extension we had to blog about our experience at the Digital learning 2030. After we had done blogging we moved on to Paideia and played around on Swift Playground. After Extension we had our fitness run where we had to run down to the rock at Pt England Reserve and back to school, once we finished our fitness run we went back to our maths class's and continued our Work from Tuesday.
On Thursday we had reading in the first block and then the Year 7's went to Tech while the Year 8's had rotations. The first rotation that me and my group went to was Te reo to learn our mihi, then went to Mrs Sio for the DLO and animation and last of all we went to Kiwisport on the school field.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Digital Nations 2030 Trip

Guess what on Monday the 19th of February the year 8 and 7 extension group went to a Hotel in Auckland for a very important event called Digital Nations 2030.

When we arrived at out destination we were welcomed by our close friend Zoe from OMG Tech who showed us to a room filled with computers, 3D printers and Robots. The first place that I went to with my group was the Robot stand. We had to code onto a computer and then upload into the robot so that when we press the play button the robot will do what the code says. The last stand we went to was Code Avengers. All we had to do was get through the 5 levels to the last spinning wheel that you spin to get a prize. The prize that I got was two stickers.

Overall I really enjoyed my time at the Digital Nation 2030. It has helped me improve my critical thinking about coding and taught me how to code a robot. I hope in the future some other lucky extension students will get the chance to go on this amazing event like we did.

Monday, 19 February 2018

How much can you remember from 2017?

WALT: Recall our learning from 2017.
For week 1 to start of maths for 2018 our teachers made a presentation about how much we remembered from 2017. In the presentation we had to look at place value, work out word problems and put decimals from smallest to largest.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Escaping the Earth?

 WALT: Consider the different perspectives presented in a text.Today in Literacy in Room 4 we read an article about Stephan Hawing saying we will need to leave Earth because of climate change and Disease.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Newton Maths Work

WALT: solve problems up to and beyond 1000 by using tidy number strategy and compensating
This Week my new maths group Newton had to solve problems by rounding it to the nearest 10 or 100. Above you can see my maths work from Room 3 this week.

Tech at Tamaki

Today at Tech at Tamaki college me and my group: Rua were in Kitchen and we made pizza!! The ingredients that we needed was Pizza Sauce, Cheese, Ham and Pineapple. We had to cut the ham and Pineapple and apply the Pizza Sauce on top of a Pizza Base. After that, we had to put on the pineapple, ham and cheese. Once we finished we had to put the Pizza into the oven to cook for about 2 minutes. Below is the result  of the pizza after it was cooked.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Exicting launch for SpaceX (Newspaper)

Today in Room 4's Literacy for our reading task we had to  learn more about what happened to the Rocket Falcon Heavy, and lastly make a newspaper with our idea's. Here on the left is my Newspaper about the launch.