Today we had to make goals to improve on in term 3. My first one is to make my buddy talk. I am determent to make her talk, because for the first two terms I have put up with her just nodding and saying nothing but I have had ENOUGH! A way to help her talk to me is to be friendly to her and help her out as much as I can. My next goal is to not copy people, for an example if I am stuck in maths I will look over to the person next to me and copy down their answer. A way I can help myself is to not to sit near people and that means I can not copy them. My last goal is to work on my spelling because it has gone from bad to worse. A donkey is better at spelling than me and they have a brain the size of a peanut! A way I can help myself is to read because it will stick to your mind, so if you come across a word you have read in a book and forgot how to spell it, you remember you read it in that specific book. Do you think you need to set a goal to help you in your life?
Today we finally presented our Sleek Geek Videos, and they were not bad. Sleek Geeks was a show on the ABC and was run by Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer, the show finished in 2010 but every year has a competition for the best scientific video to be sent in to win a prize of $10,000 and a trip to Sydney to present the video. In my group I had Noah and Tess, our question we had to answer was why does your tongue stick to cold objects? I am proud to finish the video in the time slot given and that’s an achievement there. A challenge was getting all the props to make it like a real broadcast. We used Imovie to film the movie and we had to do so many retakes, it wasn’t funny. Here is the video we worked so hard on:
Yesterday we learnt the Cross Multiplying strategy. The Cross Multiplying strategy is used to see which is bigger between two fractions. You can only use this strategy with two fractions, not three or more because it won´t work. an example is 3/4 and 1/2. 3/4 is bigger than 1/2, the way you work this out is you times 3×2 and 1×4. Everyone knows that 3×2 is bigger than 1×4 and that means 3/4 is bigger than 1/2. Have you ever used the Cross Multiplying strategy?
Yesterday I explored the story of David and Goliath and I never thought that the story was that brutal! The story goes that David battles Goliath with only 5 smooth stones. David apparently cracks Goliath’s skull and he face plants. David then chops of Goliath’s head with Goliath’s very own sword that killed so many others. David becomes a hero and saves the Israeli people. I wonder how David kills Goliath with 5 smooth stones because in real life the guy would just be injured. I was actually really surprised that David killed Goliath, because Goliath was 9 feet tall! Here is the video that my class saw:
In Art we created a tile with so many colour’s it was amazing. We used sharpies to colour the tiles and then we put the paint diluter to make big splotches on the sharpies to make the sharpies art! The colour don’t wash of the tiles because the sharpies contain permanent ink, which will not wash away with water. The paint diluter just makes the blotches and makes the sharpies become art!
On Tuesday we had buddies and my buddy’s name is Kiara, but the most difficult thing is that she won’t talk to me, EVER! So I made a goal so by the time I leave this school I need Kiara to talk to me. Last buddy time I didn’t get her to talk so my challenge goes on.
Today we needed to choose something to work on so I thought about it and came up with spelling. I have been told to stretch out the word and spell it with syllables but none of it helps me with my spelling. So what I do is spell it and then give it to the teacher to correct it and there you have it, a nice piece of work. No, I’m just kidding and if you do it, don’t say anything about me telling you. What I actually do is try to think if I have seen that word before and spell it the way I remember it, if I haven’t seen the word I just look through a dictionary and find the word in there. What do you do if you don’t know how to spell a word?
On Wednesday our school had our cross country trials. In the first five meters some people clashed against each other and had to pull out of trial! I finished second in my race and Alessandro came first. My friends Ethan, Josh and Liam came 3rd, 5th and 2nd. We all made the team and are going to the district cross country on the 20th of May 2016. Now I know that Cross Country is not as easy as I thought it was.
Hi Guys, On Friday we had the first assembly of term 2. It was about Anzac Day in 1915 and how life was in the trenches, and I was the one to put together a video clip about it. Anzac day is a day to remember the soldiers who died to make Australia the place it is today. Every Anzac day stop at 11 o’clock and remember the soldiers who died in ww1. Here is the clip we made:
Do you know what E=? Well if you don’t you might want to find out who does. The person who worked it out was Albert Einstein. He found out that the answer was that E= MC squared. He most famous invention was when he released his papers of his theory of relativity. Albert died at the age of 76 , from 1879 to 1955. Today Albert Einstein is still one of the most famous scientist in history.