Measurement




Maths: What did I learn to do, what was the success criteria?



My learning goal was to find perimeters and areas of common shapes and limits of answers.

1.My success criteria: we were able to calculate the perimeter (distance around the shape) by adding up the measurement of each side. When we put our answers down we need a measurement unit eg:  mm cm m km etc.


9 cm by 3 cm rectangle. Perimeter: 9 cm + 9 cm = 18 cm 3 cm + 3 cm = 6 cm
18 + 6 = 24 cm

2.We calculate the area (amount of size within the edges of a shape) By multiplying the length and width of a shape. The answer and a measurement unit and the number 2 (small) for a squared measurement.

9 cm by 3 cm rectangle. Area: 9 cm x 3 cm = 27 cm squared

3. We calculate the volume (The capacity in a 3D shape) by multiplying the height x length x width.
Rectangle with 3 cm height, 2 cm length and 3 cm width.

3 cm x 2 cm x 3 cm = 18 cm cubed
Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next StepsName: Caleb Mears
Parent Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Decimals and percentages




Do some SML’s at home on 2 days of the week






Student Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Writing neater and improving on my decimals and percentages








  • Do more homework at home ( SML’s )
  • Don’t leave all the hard SML’s till the last hour
I have used my time wisely and I don’t get distracted at school so I don’t need to do so much work at home.

I finish all of my SMLs most weeks by putting in extra effort.
My next learning goal is to work out things like 63 x 57 and 385 divided by 5.



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Maths: My learning goal is to find perimeters and areas of common shapes and limits of answers.

Coming up from the truck drivers perspective

Coming up.
From the truck drivers perspective.


Hello, I am a normal farmer doing my job, although three years ago something horrifying happened to me…. One day, I was at a farm collecting bales of hay for my home farm far off in the country-side. I needed this hay for my horses to sleep on and to help grow my crops. Half an hour later all the hay that I needed was on the back of my lorry and I was on my way back to my farm.

I was getting nervous because I hated water and I had to over a lake on a creaky, old, unstable bridge that I was so afraid to go over, but it was the only way for me to get back home and I was afraid also to go over it because so many cars trucks etc went over it. I was 45 seconds away from it. My teeth were chattering and I was shaking all over, even though, I had been over it hundreds of times and it hadn't fallen. I was there now. I was there, about to cross it. I was going at about 20 km.

Suddenly I heard a loud CRACK! I was falling. Then in mid air, I fainted. 5 minutes later I was struggling, searching for air. “W- w-what happened? W-where am I?”
Someone Introduced himself and his cousin and explained what happened. David and Jake were their names. “And then Jake was banging a rock against your window too get you out…”
David said. “Thank you, for saving my life! Thank you so much,”
I said.  “I love my life and it has been short. But, why did you risk your lives to save someone you have never seen?”
I asked “Well, we wouldn’t possibly want anyone to drown if we could have helped them to survive.”
“Well I think it’s time I need to get home. Any chance I could borrow a lift back to my farm?”
David kindly said too me “Sure, I positively think that my mum wouldn’t mind giving you a ride back to your farm.”

So that is what happened to me many years ago and I can’t stop thinking about how careful those two boys were. Well, now you know my story,  Goodbye!
Just Kidding SJSL Level 3 2012 & The Bullet School Journal Story Library No. 01  :  2011
WALT use grammatically correct structures.


  1. Complete this main idea chart.
Read the text and record key words/phrases that answer these questions:


Who? Charmaine, Rodney, James, Mum.
What? Bullet lost and smokes trying to get sold
Where? Old home, sew home, old school, new school, not what wanted.
When? Doesn't give enough info in story
Why? Moved to new town because Mum got new job
How? Doesn't give enough info in story
Summarise the text in 25 words:
Charmaine
and
Rondney
went
to
a
new
House
becaue
Their
mother
got
a
new
job.
rodney
got
asket
To
bye
a
smoke
but
he
rufused.


  1. Explain what the message about bullying is,  coming from this story.


  1. Using grammatically correct structures:  The sentence written below all have grammatical errors in them. Please rewrite them correctly below the sentence in red.
    1. There are too much marbles in the jar.
    2. There are too many marbles in the jar.
    3. John bought his new league shirt to school.
    4. John brought his new league shirt to school.
    5. They done their Mathletics on Chromebooks.
    6. They have done their mathletics tasks on chromebooks.
    7. Lucy should of done the dishes after dinner.
    8. Lucy should have done the dishes after dinner.
    9. I haven’t seen the correct answers to there questions yet.
    10. I haven’t seen the correct answers to their questions yet.
    11. Jason did his spelling test tomorrow.
    12. Jason is going to do his spelling test tomorrow
    13. The best two things about the party was the food and the games.
    14. The two best things about the party was the food and the games.
    15. I don’t believe its your birthday today.
    16. I don’t believe it's your birthday today.


  1. Complete the 2 grammar activities on Quill.org. Details of login are on this image.  Login with your school google email and password.

I have learnt to use grammatically correct structures
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A Moment In Time Piece Of Writing


I am calmly riding back to shore in my boat with a bucket load of fish, as I slow down I hear a faint rumbling noise. It sounds as if there is a big fish very hungry. I hear the rumbling sound grow louder, and louder, and louder, and now I am holding my ears and they feel like they are going to explode!

I start to put my motor on a faster speed and quickly start to go back to shore. I feel I am going to get away, then I see a shadow looming over me and I feel water sprinkling over me like it is starting to rain.

I slowly turn my head around. I find myself staring at something that looked like… no, it can’t be… IT’S THE KRAKEN!! I see four huge tentacles slowly coming out of the water. I scream. I put my boat’s motor onto full speed and ride across the water to shore and I swerve my boat so it comes up right close to the sand and then I jump out in style and run for safety.

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I wonder if there is any way to defeat this monster, because the people have no chance because they all look like this --->
It is CHAOS!!


I run to the closest weapon shop and take a shotgun and I see the police getting some machine guns!! (UNFAIR!) I grab some ammo and make the run for it. You never know with these policemen.  I run back to the shore and see the Kraken swimming closer to the shore. BANG BANG!! I shoot one of the monsters tentacles, I see red and green slime oozing from the injury. At least that is part of the kraken down I see the tentacle I shot sink down and see another one appear! BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG! I see the police shooting the machine guns at the kraken and other police trying to get the people to clear off and drive away. The monster starts climbing up onto the shore and the police go closer (Which I think is a stupid idea.)

I back up as the monster swallows the police 3 by 3 down into it’s stomach. After it has finished eating the police it comes up for me! Or it seems. It comes up and people come back and start looking and walking closer (Even worse than the police!) The Kraken leaps up and jumps up on us all and we all die! THE END!
Coming up.
From the truck drivers perspective.

Hello, I am a normal farmer doing my job, although three years ago something horrifying happened to me…. One day, I was at a farm collecting bales of hay for my home farm far off in the country-side. I needed this hay for my horses to sleep on and to help grow my crops. Half an hour later all the hay that I needed was on the back of my lorry and I was on my way back to my farm.


I was getting nervous because I hated water and I had to over a lake on a creaky, old, unstable bridge that I was so afraid to go over, but it was the only way for me to get back home and I was afraid also to go over it because so many cars trucks etc went over it. I was 45 seconds away from it. My teeth were chattering and I was shaking all over, even though, I had been over it hundreds of times and it hadn't fallen. I was there now. I was there, about to cross it. I was going at about 20 km.


Suddenly I heard a loud CRACK! I was falling. Then in mid air, I fainted. 5 minutes later I was struggling, searching for air. “W- w-what happened? W-where am I?”
Someone Introduced himself and his cousin and explained what happened. David and Jake were their names. “And then Jake was banging a rock against your window too get you out…”
David said. “Thank you, for saving my life! Thank you so much,”
I said.  “I love my life and it has been short. But, why did you risk your lives to save someone you have never seen?”
I asked “Well, we wouldn’t possibly want anyone to drown if we could have helped them to survive.”
“Well I think it’s time I need to get home. Any chance I could borrow a lift back to my farm?”
David kindly said too me “Sure, I positively think that my mum wouldn’t mind giving you a ride back to your farm.”

So that is what happened to me many years ago and I can’t stop thinking about how careful those two boys were. Well, now you know my story,  Goodbye!

This week I have participated actively in a range of learning experience around ‘Multicultural week’

WHAT: I was involved in a range of learning experiences for Multicultural week. I did chopsticks, we had to pick up jellybeans and then we could eat them, if that was too easy we picked up marbles. (But we didn’t eat those)

SO WHAT:
I learnt that the temperature in Russia could get to -71 degrees celsius. And that in Israel the temperature can get to -71 degrees celsius. Also that in the dead sea the is so much salt that there is salt sculptures and in the dead sea you can float because there's so much salt.
I enjoyed learning different facts about different cultures.
I was most fascinated by that you could actually float in the dead sea because there is so much salt.

NOW WHAT:

A question I have is what temperature can it get to in Israel?

Pet day

Pet Day
WALT: Describe our feelings about Pet Day
S.C. The reader can understand my feelings about Pet Day

First we had a dog parade. I was happy because I really like dogs and my parents won’t let me get one, so it was special for me.  I was sad half way through, because it was raining and the parade had to stop :(    
Then we went to the hall were all the other pets were. There was turtles, a lizard, chickens, rabbits, and many many more.  The day was great and the dog parade was still likeable for me.


Thank you for reading my description about pet day!

The Twits

MR AND MRS TWIT

Mr Twit is an ambitious, fierce, cruel and rather ugly looking man. He has one wife and they completely hate each other and try to play ghastly tricks on each other. Their favourite food is bird pie that they have once a week. Mr twit has a huge hairy beard, which you don’t want to look at because it has all his uneaten food from maybe even ten years ago! Who knows?

I think that he hasn’t had a shower since he was 7 years old, and he is 52 years old now!
That pair hates kids and make their 5 monkeys stand on their heads for 6 - 8 hours a day.  Mr twit put glue on his half dead tree and then when birds roost on it they can’t get of the tree because they are stuck. The next day he comes and takes them off and cooks them into bird pie, which of course he finds delicious.

Mrs Twit (Mr Twit’s wife) is just the same as Mr Twit. Mrs Twit is even starting to grow a beard! That is not very usual for a women.  She cooks the bird pie and then he cooks horrid things for Mr Twit on other days. Once she even gave him worms instead of spaghetti, and he ate it!  He even fell for it when he saw his as so called ‘Spaghetti’ wiggling and squirming around!


I think that Mr and Mrs Twit are completely twits and they need to get some common sense and care for people and animals more

Persuasive writing (Cafe)

Persuasive Writing (Cafe)


This is my project



We wrote:

We think we should have a cafe in the school because we have never had one, and if people forget their lunch they can bye it from the cafe and when they pay their active fee they can put $20 to $30 dollars and they can keep topping it up and we can do bake sales and the yrs 7-8 can take turns helping run the place.  We also think that having a cafe would be a good example for other schools and other children as well.  Also some of the yrs 7-8's don't know how to cook proper meals for people and families/friends so it would be a good life lesson for them.

Thanks for reading!
By Caleb








Persuasive Writing

Persuasive Writing

WALT: To persuade the reader to agree with my opinions

Dear Mrs Trotter
I think we should have a cafeteria because there would be years 5, 6, 7, 8, serving and cooking healthy meals for the people.
Firstly I personally think we should have 1 or 2 cafeteria days and people could bring money for their lunches. Secondly we could put the cafeteria where the old music room because it is quite close to most classes. Thirdly we could use the money that we get for getting more learning and sports gear for the school, or the the year 8 going on their trip to wellington etc.

I also think that we should have two storied buildings because we could have 2 down storied classrooms and 2 up the doorway could be the cloak bay and also the teachers room and then we could have a silent room, a whispering room and a group collaboration room.  Plus for hot days there would be more space to work outside and in more open spaces for collaboration.  

The last thing I will say is that I think we should have a kitchen classroom for different classes to cook things for lunch orders and other things. I cook meals for their family’s and friend’s plus most kids very much enjoy cooking like I do.  Also if you the other students don’t cook at home and they always buy food from the the shop and don’t even know how to make pizza their kids could make them pizza or different foods instead of buying them from the market.



I hope you liked and agree with my wants about what we should put in the school when we change it




Facts About The Olympics

Facts About The Olympics

WALT:  Understand how the Olympic values are demonstrated in Rio 2016.

1 - Rio 2016 will be the first time in Olympic history that a South American country has hosted the Games. The city won its bid in 2009, beating out Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo.
2 - The torch relay has began on April 21 in the Games' birthplace — Olympia in Greece — before traveling across Brazil for more than 90 days and finishing in Rio on August 5. While in Greece, it has passed through the Eloenas refugee camp, near Athens, where one resident has been selected as a torch bearer.

3 - The opening and closing ceremonies will be held in Rio's MaracanĂ£ Stadium, which boasts the world record for the most fans ever to attend a soccer game. Although its current capacity is around 78,000, the stadium squeezed in at least 173,000 fans during the 1950 World Cup final. MaracanĂ£ hosted the World Cup final again in 2014.
4 - Around 10,500 athletes from 206 countries were expected to take part in 17 days of the Olympiad, competing across 306 events.
5 - The competition has taken place in four different areas: Copacabana, whose world-famous beach will host beach volleyball; Barra, home to the Olympic Park; Deodoro, for aquatics, BMX, and equestrian centers; and MaracanĂ£, which features two large stadiums.

How I would feel if I was Jack Simpson at war

Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli
24 May 1915

My name is Jack Simpson and I am a medic in the war. Today I

am relieved that I survived another day because a bullet

whizzed past my head.  I have a donkey called Duffy.  Most of

the time we trek up and down the steep hillside rescuing

wounded soldiers.

We sailed to Turkey and landed on the beach a month ago. We

didn’t know the Turks knew we were coming. They shot at us

when we got out of the boat and onto the shore.   I heard guns

going off and bombs blowing up everywhere.  I smelt gun

smoke in the air.  An hour later my friend John got shot in the

arm.  I quickly bandaged his arm and put him on Duffy’s back

and we went back down to the beach and got him onto a

stretcher.

A moment later I felt the ground shake and I heard a bomb go

off.  I felt terrified.

 It is only the first day and I really want to go home.
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This is me in a  aeroplane moving the rudder.

WALT: posts a photo on our blog.

welcome post

Welcome to my blog for 2015.This year I will be shearing my learning with you.

Maths

I am learning to use different strategies to solve problems during maths.

Your next step is to use this strategy to solve word problems.