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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Tennis


Today LS2 participated in another fun lesson of Tennis with Peter. The new skill we learnt was "Volley." Volley is having a iron grasp on the racket and having a short but swift movement with your wrist that hits the ball over. My partner and I was able to volley the ball back to each other after a few minutes of adjusting to the technique and practice. Although, I have created a google draw that compares my movements to a very famous tennis player Serena Williams.

Financial Literacy - Game



Today Florence, Haylee and I have played a very fun and interesting game that is about profit, discounts, selling and balance. The game is called "Market Day." Each person rolled two dice 15 times and landed on two different spaces. Either a sale (you can sell one item which is depended on the second dice) or market option which is selling more items for a discount or giving one free. Our goal was to make a profit and not go overdraft. The items we could sell were 3 juggling per set for 12$ (10 sets of juggling balls so 30 balls in total), 10 Hacky sacks which were 5$ each and 10 Bungy balls which were 8$ each. In the end we all had to take out 70$ from our profit as that was the amount for our stall.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Firework Safety.



Today Chavda, Fui, Marieta and I created a firework safety presentation as today is Guy Fawkes. Guy Fawkes is a fun and special day celebrated by many people. Although, people from all ages should stay safe. We have listed 5 steps you should follow on this day. After creating the presentation we presented to LS1 and Room 5. 

Friday, 1 November 2019

Woodwork - Tech


Today for woodwork in tech some of the year 8s are starting to sand down their projects while others create the joints. I was able to complete my joint which will help join my other piece of wood together. My project is going to be a jewelry tree. I only need one joint cut out and then I will only need a few pieces added to my design. Although, next week I will be moving onto sanding down my wood so that it's smooth.  

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Explanations.

Accepting and understanding Disorders.
Many people around the world has certain disorders that randomly appear without warning during their lives. Although, people around the world can be judgmental towards others with disorders. In my opinion this is unfair and actually offends people. This can deepen or worsen anxiety. But in my opinion, we should show empathy and respect to those with disorders.

It is okay to have your own opinion about disorders but criticizing people about it may hurt them. Even if you target only one disorder it still affects a community of people who have it.

A few examples of disorders conclude of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Anxiety (Separation Anxiety, Social anxiety, Sleep Anxiety). Different disorders all do different things to a person and we should try accepting them for who they are.

Disorders have a big impact on people and sometimes it can even be hard to deal with. Accepting, respecting and understanding them can help them even if it’s just a little bit it still helps them through their certain disorders.


On Monday LS2 wrote explanations explaining Respect, Empathy, Kindness and Qualities. In my Explanation I wrote about Disorders and how helping people with them by showing respect, empathy and kindness really shows them that you understand and accept them for who they are.

Water Filters


During Term 3 LS2 created water filters! Our goal was to filter out very dirty water using materials around the school and provided ones. My group first set off to walk around the school to find the things we needed. Although, we only had a limited amount of time outside to find our items and build our filters. Every group used a 1.5 l bottle to use as the main base of our water filters. The items provided was charcoal, coffee filters, cloth and rubber bands. In the end during our test we found out that the sand we had wasn't very fine so the sand just absorbed most the water so not very much filtered out.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Let me tell you about my favourite cultural celebration.


Let me tell you about my favourite cultural celebration.

Let me tell you about Christmas. Christmas, is one of my favourite celebrations in the world! A few days before Christmas, my family and I go on a shopping spree for presents, clothes and food. Usually, each year my parents take my siblings and I individually out on different days to go shopping for each others presents. I enjoy buying my brothers and family members gifts! The excitement I see from them makes me ecstatic. Before going shopping I take secret notes on what my brothers will really like. Currently this year I know that my oldest brother Jericho, enjoys playing games, talking to his friends through devices (such as the Playstation and his Ipad) and food. My youngest brother, Sasuke, enjoys playing on the playstation, making short vlogs on his phone and playing sports. During time between the 20th - 25th of December I prepare a list of gifts I should buy for my brothers.

Last year, I remember waking up super early with a large smile across my face. I threw the covers off and dashed towards… The kitchen! I see my Grandmother up and early cooking a delicious meal! Ham with a beautiful sauce over it with rings of pineapple, cherry and a crispy layer of skin on the outside. On the other side of the table I see four large cakes with a lovely layer of frosting over the top. But the best part is when the rest of my family comes over… We all sit down in the main room, open presents, have a laugh, eat delicious food and enjoy the company and love of our family~


Today I have created a 5 / 7 / 10 about my favourite cultural celebration. Christmas! Although, to break down what 5 / 7  / 10 means is I had 5 minutes to write and after that 5 minutes I had to check my writing with a partner (or multiple people) for 7 minutes and finally, 10 minutes of finishing my writing off. In my writing piece, our main focus was looking and placing commas in correctly.