Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Rugby World Cup : Rugby Pitch

This week for maths we had maths equations based off the Rugby World Cup. This time the challenges were related to Rugby Pitches, and we had to solve 6 questions including multiplication and addition. We worked with different partners and created a collaborative DLO about one of the questions we had to answer in example. We used number 5 which was.."A club tactically decides to narrow the width of their rugby pitch to make it easier for their players to defend. The original width of their pitch was 65m with a length of 90m. The new width is 55m. How much smaller is the new area of the pitch?" See how we worked it out in the google drawing above.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

World News | Reading

L.I: Exploring international current events.
This week for Reading we used Google Maps and looked international news that follow either of these reasons; Timeliness, Relevance, Magnitude, Unexpected, Impact, Reference, Oddity, Conflict, Negative, Continuity, Emotions, and Progress. Working in small groups, we located where the event took place and pinned them on the collaborative map. Using sites such as Kiwi kids News and NZ Herald. Last week we looked at national news meaning stuff only happening in New Zealand. Now we are exploring things that are happening all around the world, international. We found some very interesting world archives, such as the fire in the Amazon Rain-forest. 

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Provaction and Opinion

A provaction is an action or speech that triggers strong feelings about a topic. Recently a major supermarket chain announced it will no longer sell energy drinks to people under 16. My opinion is recorded in my DLO that shows both perspectives. My opinion on both of them is that energy drinks taste really nice and is something that kids likes to drink and energy drinks are also bad for kids to drink.

Exploring our national current events

This week during Reading I have being working with Nyjah,Victoria, Florence and I. Authors make stories to entertain, persuade and inform. New editors make decisions every day about which stories they should write about. As a class we explored different type of stories that has happen in New Zealand and plotted the location on a google map.

Explanation: Should NZ ban plastic straws?

Do you think plastic straws are useful? Well I think it is easier to use a straw than to use no straw. Around the world, most people know that plastic straws harm sea creatures. People are thinking about banning them for good, but people like me disagree.

In 1870, plastic straws were created to benefit not only me, but everyone around the world. Plastic straws was created by John Wesley Hyatt. I am happy, glad and delightful about having plastic straws around the world including NZ. Have you ever had a drink at a fast food place without getting a straw? It is hard to drink a drink with no straw because it goes all over your face and it looks embarrassing in public. Almost everyone has experienced the feeling of disgust and embarrassment walking to the restroom covered in their drink because I too have been in that situation and trust me it doesn't feel or look good.
I believe plastic straws are very helpful for when we are in public, in the car and even at home. Why? Imagine drinking a can of Mountain Dew without a straw, you'd be stuck in an awkward position trying to force all the remaining liquid. You’d look ridiculous! But if we used a straw we not only finish are drink clean but we could also feel the relief of not looking crazy. Did you know paper straws become soggy and makes it difficult to drink your drink.

Paper straws contain polypropylene which is the same liquid as fuel that we use in our cars today. As we use paper straws it is not only hard to drink but also gets soggy and in most cases melts some polypropylene inside your drink. Even though it’s harmless don’t you think it’s disgusting knowing you’re drinking a liquid used in gas?

The reason why plastic straws are getting banned in most countries around the world, is because people aren’t recycling their straws. If people recycle their plastic straw’s their won’t be a problem to people in many countries. If you don’t recycle your plastic straw it goes to landfills, or even worse it pollutes our oceans which looks ugly to look at. The sad thing about having plastic straws is that people don’t recycle them. Did you know it takes 200 years for plastic straws to be decomposed? Which means most people living right now is not going to be alive at that time of year. Here is a tip from me: don't litter your straw, instead recycle straw. Would you prefer drinking drinks with a straw? If so, share my tip.