Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Reflection padlet - Talking points.

WALT: Participate in a group disscusion by actively listening and speaking

This week we have been learning all about talking points, what we mean by talking points if you don't understand what I am talking about then here it is. It is all about these 4 main key points and they are : 1. Focus Fully( Focus fully means that when someone is trying to talk to you your face would be looking straight into their eyes or would be nodding and would be really into their talk.), 2. Avoid Interrupting ( Avoid interrupting means for example if you are talking and then in the middle of your talk the person that your talking to buds in and then finishes your sentence off.), 3. Avoid seeming judemental, and 4. Show interest. So thoese were the 4 key points on what we learnt.

As you can see on the top of all these blurbs is a padlet that me and my group had a disscusion.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Talking points - 1

WALT: Participate in a group discussion by actively listening and speaking

This week we are learning about talking points and trying to participate in a group discussion by actively listening and speaking. What we had to do on the first step was that our whole class had to watch a video clip as a class that is linked to our reading page. Our teacher noted some of the steps that came out of the video and gave it to us to try and discuss with our group the answers to the questions inside our presentation there are 4 points in the talking points and here they are - 1. Focus Fully, 2. Avoid interrupting, 3. Avoid seeming judegemental, 4. show interest.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Fractions - Word Problem

WALT: Identify and sort fractions of a number

Here is the presentation of " Fractions - Word Problems" This presentation is all about Fractions well of course that has word problems that comes with it. Mrs Judd has gave us some more fractions to learn about. As you can see that there is a presentation sitting on top of this blurb. It has pictures, animals, words, and also numbers to try and figure out. So please look through the presentation and comment on what I need to work on or just leave a comment on how well I did. So Thank You.

Introuduction to Decimals

WALT: Read and Write decimals

Here is a presentation called " Intro to decimals". This Presentation is all about getting to know decimals, and in this presentation is some questions that our teacher has created for us to try and learn more and more decimals. We have been learning how to put numbers into decimals and many more other things but I won't tell you what the many many more things are I will let you see yourself on the presentation.

Place Value Partitioning

WALT -  place value partition to solve 2 and 3 digit problems

This is a presentation that my teacher (Mrs Judd) has created for her maths class and what we were learning about. What we were learning about was P.V.P standing for Place Value Partitioning. What this is all about is that it is all about solving our answers in place value style. Take a look inside the presentaion so you can understand what I mean by solving it in style. Thank you

4 learning Evidence

WALT -  Summarise information in a text

Hey blog viewers today you are going to see some information about four different texts that I have read about. The four texts are called "What now for the Rena?", "The class newspaper", "Great Barrier Reef", and "Oil spill". These different texts have questions to it and I answerd those questions in a google slide and it is on top of this description. What this task asked me to do was that it asked me to read each text plus the video and fill in the answers on each slides.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki - 10 interesting facts about water pollution

40% of America's rivers and 46% of America's lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life. 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are discharged into US Waters annually. 

1. Nearly 40% of all water bodies in America and 46% of all lakes in the country are polluted or are unfit for any swimming and aquatic activities. A large quantity of fishes and under water ecosystems are gradually dying out because of pollution caused by industries and man.

2. Nearly 1.3 trillion gallons of sewage, untreated chemical wastes and industrial effluents are discharged into the water bodies annually. This is set to double given the current standards and may jeopardize life amid polluted waters in America alone! 

3. More than a half of the world's population faces a water shortage and polluted drinking water afflicts about 250 million people worldwide resulting to about 10 million deaths every year. 

4. In 2010, a huge oil spill in America, caused by ruptured wells in British Petroleum rigs led to a disaster in the Louisiana coast for about 400 miles. Over 1000 animals and birds, turtles and mammals died because of the water pollution and some humans too perished because of the spill. Only about 6% of the damaged area was reportedly cleaned. In November 2012, the company agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement with the US federal goverment and paid a fine of $1.2 billion. 

5. In developing countries, 70% of all industrial wastes flow into water and plant ecosytems and pollute the soil and the drinking water supplies.

6. There is a problem of drinking water in 27% of the world's cities. A quater of the world's population, according to the World Water Assesment Programme, faces a drinking shortage with no piped water system in their homes.

7. Hundreds and millions of people across the world die due to cholera and malaria, along with other water borne diseases. 

8. The nuclear crisis in Japan occured in 2011, when a Tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant and caused 4 of the 6 reactors to crash. About 2 million gallons of radioactive water poured into the Pacific Ocean. 

9. About 15 million children under the age of 5 perish each year because of the water borne diseases and polluted drinking water. The Ganges River, the source of life in the Indian subcontinent, the crucible of one third of humanity, is the most polluted river that contains trash, untreated sewage and animal remains.

10. Nearly 320 million people in China have no access to clean drinking water and about 20% of the country's groundwater is contaminated with cancer producing chemicals, because of high levels of water pollution.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Place Value - Decimals

WALT: Add decimals to 3 decimals places

What have we been learning about lately in maths? We were learning how to add decimals to 3 decimal places and I am going to show you some ways of how we can do it. So on the top of this paragraph there is a presentaion all about Decimal - Place Values and how I worked the answers out as well so I am going to explain 1 slide of my work and it is going to be slide 6. Slide 6: Slide 6 is all about translating the writen form into number for for example.

It will actualy be writen like this : Two hundred and fiffty seven thousand, eight hundred and fiffty two point eight one: But the number form would be writen like this: 257,852.81

Thank you I hope you have learnt a bit and comment down below to help me on what I need to work on so I can try and get better and better while I learn.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Facts about water pollution - Te Taiao O Tamaki

Here is some interesting facts about the water pollution.

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Aquifers, and groundwater). This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or in
directly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.

In New Zealand our waters are starting to get polluted by different reason of how and I am going to tell you dose reasons. Littering is starting to cause water pollution, how littering is causing water pollution is that when ever someone drops a piece of rubbish they might think that their piece of rubbish is just going to stay in one place but they are wrong, the wind is going to blow that piece of rubbish threw the alley and other things that leads to the ocean, creeks, lakes, rivers and any sort of river that has living animals in it.

The rubbish that was dragged into the different oceans sinks down below the sea or it floats above the water and when sea creatures swim around that piece of rubbish they would think that the rubbish is some sort of sea food or their food, so then the fishes eat the rubbish and then they choke on the plastic and become dead. Once sea creatures are dead most of them float above the water and then they stink the whole area.

And the other reason is because a few statistics illustrate the scale of the problem that waste water ( Chemicals washed down the drains and discharged from factories) cancause. Around half of all ocean pollution is caused by sewage and waste water ....... Virtually everyone pours chemicals of one sort or another down their drains or toilets.

So can you please try help us to save our water from being polluted??