Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Thinkboard Week 3 Term 4

This is my first activity for Week 3 of Term 4 and yes, it is a thinkboard. The question is another subtraction problem, 3.2 - 1.486. I used the strategy of partitioning to solve my question, my answer is 0.904. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Secret Underground

It's week two of term 4 and this is my first reading activity for the term. It is about an article called the secret underground. The article is about cave weta and other creatures that live underground where there is no sunlight. It is an interesting article and I enjoyed reading it because it reminded me that there is a whole different world underneath us.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Thinkboard Week 2 Term 4

This is my think board for Week 2 of Term 4. It is a subtraction question, 2.36 - 1.80. My answer for this question is 0.34.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The History of Superman

This morning in Inquiry, we learnt about the History of Superman from when he was created to now. I didn't know but he has changed A LOT! Did you know that when superman was first created, he was villain trying to dominate the world but that idea was soon changed to making him a hero trying to save the world. Further down are some facts about superman. I hope you enjoy it and learn something, I know I did!

History of Superman... 
  • man of underwear or blue underwear? Why did it change? 
When man of steel was first created, he was wearing red underwear on the outside but later on, DC changed it to blue underwear because they believed it looked better for the generation present.
  • Krypton - what is it?  
Krypton is the fictional planet where Superman is from in the DC Comics.
  • Why was it important to Superman?  
Because that is his real home and he wanted to remember the planet and his parents who died.
  • What part did Superman's parents have in his survival?
Superman's parents sent him to earth just before their home planet exploded along with Jor-El and Lara. (Superman's Parents) When Superman's Fortress of Solitude, he honored his parents by making a statue of them holding a globe of Krypton
  • Original powers? Did he fly in the beginning?
When the idea of superman was first created, he was a villain but then it was decided that he was better as a hero. He couldn't fly, only take giant jumps and he probably would have been killed by a bullet.
  • What changed in term of his super powers?
At the beginning, he could take giant jumps, run fast enough only to pass an express train and could only withstand a bullet. Whereas now, he can fly through space, run faster than light, withstand an explosion and move planets. He is definitely stronger and an better hero.
  • Daily planet - his does he adapt between his human workplace and being a superhero?
He had to look, eat and behave like a human to prevent people from finding out who he was and where he was from. But when he changed into Superman, he had to pretend that he didn't even know Clark Kent (His human identity) and continue to save people.

Presentation Week 1 Term 4

This is my third maths task for week 1 of term 4. It is another presentation and my final maths task for this week.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Immersion Assembly Term 4 2015

Term 4 2015 is here and as always, it started off with an awesome immersion assembly. During an immersion assembly, teachers from each team perform a skit or show a movie to introduce what they are going to be focusing on for the term along with the school wide topic. The topic for this term is PES Survivors - outwit, outsmart, outlast.

First up was Mr Burt where he showed the school a movie he made about a fiapoko parrot who thought he was the business and annoyed everyone around him until the fiapoko parrot hunter came and killed the parrot. He was dressed up as the fiapoko parrot at assembly as well.

Team 1 is learning about animals and their habitats so of course, they are going to be visiting the zoo this term. During their item, there was a karaoke competition where volunteers from around the school competed for the winning prize. All the competitors sang to the same song of Roar by Katy Perry and passed the mic along. The winner was chosen by the school using a clap-o-meter. Marika from Room 15 won the competition and the prize of a trip to the zoo with team one.

Team 2 and 3 are learning about dinosaurs but the difference is team three is creating dinosaurs where team two is researching the history of the dinosaurs and how they didn’t adapt to their new lives and that’s why they died out and became extinct. One of the teachers from team two dressed up as barney the dinosaur to have a little fun while showing the school what their doing. Team three showed a movie after they explained their dinosaurs that they made up.

Team 4 are learning about animals and their habitats as well but their learning is probably more complex than team one’s. Team 5 teachers performed a skit for the school where the teachers were contestants on the show Survivor. They had a contest on who could finished a bowl of noodles using chopsticks. As expected, Miss Clark who is from Tibet won the competition because she knew how to use them where the other teachers from other countries didn’t.

This term, we are going to be learning about animals and people in different places and how they adapt to live their lives. I think that this term is going to be interesting and exciting and I think that we are going to learn a lot! Keep an eye out on my blog to find out what I find out this term!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Week 1 Presentation 1 Maths

This is my second maths activity for the week but my first presentation for the week and the term. It is focused on trying to solve addition problems with hundredths by changing one number in to a whole number. Leave me some feedback and let me know what you think!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Week 1 Thinkboard

This is my first learning post for Term 4 and yes, it is a maths thinkboard. In this thinkboard, the question is 0.89 + ? = 2.13. It also requires me to write 10 other similar questions and a word story problem about the question.