Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Day And Night Cycle

Since our topic is "outta this world" as one of our tasks we had to tell in our own words how the day and night cycle happens. This slide show tells you how day and night occurs.
Thanks Tyler R for helping edit this piece of writing.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Dream 'Outta This World'

Brring.....’ scream the alarm, I tried to ignore it. I wanted to stay in my dream. My dream ‘Otta This World’ holiday.

I was sliding on the rings of Saturn trying to get away from Tyler, we were playing a game and he had to try and catch me. I was long gone from him and I saw him fall well sliding on the rings behind me. But that didn’t stop me, I was still trying my hardest to make the gap bigger because I already had a hiding spot that I planed earlier.

Luckily Tyler was saved by gravity ,someone must have turned it on, the game could play on. I finally got to my hiding spot, the dark hole. It was hidden behind a large group of sharp rocks. I had chosen this particular hiding spot because if he saw me then he would have to get past the sharp rocks before reaching me and I’d see him and get a descent head start to run away.

“Boo,” Screamed Tyler and gave me a fright so big that I woke up.
Thanks to Tyler for helping me edit this post.

Tennis Practise

Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning a few skills about how to play tennis. When I first heard of the idea I wasn't that excited but as soon as we started playing some games I realized how much I enjoyed playing it.

Even though it was raining my favourite session was our last one because we had a little tournament that was played with four players in each team,eight teams were involved. In my team was Jordan, Unaloto, April and myself.

Our first game was against Tyler’s team and I was first up to challenge there so called best player, Rachael. When I served the ball I saw that she was racing after it very quickly and I spotted a gap behind her so I tried my hardest to aim for that spot, watching the ball slowly approach me and once it hit the ground I carefully hit the ball not my hardest because I still don't know how to control it yet. To my luck it landed slightly off but still managed to get pass her. I got the point and it was the next persons turn.

During the tournament I was up against my next opponent, Tyler. It was his serve and once the ball left his hands I quickly predicted on where it was going and went for a risk and smashed it, it bounced once then Tyler went for a swing and totally missed. I felt like the All Blacks when they beat France in the finals for the World Cup.

The game was first to seven and we had six, Tyler’s team had four. We had the advantage of being in front but it was all up to April to win this for our team. We could fell the pressure as we watch behind her. She served the ball towards Cruz and Cruz swung, he hit the ball quite hard but she managed to tip it over the net Cruz was to far back and he sprinted up to the net but it was to late the ball had already bounced twice. We were victorious and we started cheering as we watched the other team leave our court.

That was one of the best feelings that I have felt during a tennis practise. We came out of the tournament undefeated and I was feeling really prod about it.

We are so lucky at our school to have a variety of sports to play, I've enjoyed playing most of them and I hope that we get a chance like this when we hit college.

Monday, October 31, 2011

My Mnemonic For The Planets Of Our Solar System

This term our topic is 'What's Outta This World' and it is got to do with space. We had to create a mnemonic so we remember the names of all of the planets in order.

This is my mnemonic, Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Conversation With Dakata About France

Map of France

We have had a lot of fun learning about the wonderful country France the home of romance. This is related to our theme “Keep Your Eye On The Ball”.

Here is the conversation with Dakata and myself that I have constructed about the amazing country.

“Good morning Dakata,” I said, “First question, for $10 . What is the capital of France?”
Dakata replied, “Is it Paris?”.
I screamed, “Yes it is, you have one the first prize, $10, would you like to carry on and win more or walk away with this amazing prize”
Dakata stood there in silence.............”I’ll choose to carry on and try to win the rest of the prizes”.
“Ok, next question, I asked Dakata, "Did you watch the game on Saturday, France Vs All Blacks?"
Dakata Replied, "yes".
"Who was the previous captain of the French team?" I cheered.
He stood there in silence, "Is it Damitri Yachvilli,” Dakata asked.
"Yes, I Didn't think you'll get that one".
"Next question, What is one major celebration that the french celebrate?"
"hmmmmmmmm, is one Bastile Day?"
"Yes," I said with shock.
Dakata came to the next prize. “Would you like to take the prize ($10.50) home or carry on to win more money”.
“That’s a hard one, I choose to carry on,” said Dakata.
“Wise choice, Is France a geographic region in Europe,” I asked him.
“Yes,” he said quickly.
“Very good,” I surprisingly said to him. Who was the Indigenous peoples of France,” I asked Dakata.
“is it the Moari’s,” He said slowly.
“Sorry Dakata, you are wrong, the answer was the Gauls,” I corrected him. that’s puts you back to $10.25,” I sadly told him.
“Next Question, Name one of the local delicacies in France,” I questioned him.
Dakata hesitated from the previous question he got wrong, “is it food.”
“Yes it is, believe it or not,” I answered Dakata.
“Congratulations, you have earned your $10.50 back.”
“On to our next question, can you name two famous people from France?”
“Serge Blanco and Dimitry Yachvilli,” interrupted Dakata.
“Again, yes!
“If you visited France where would be a good place to go?”
“The Efle Tower,” He cheered.
“Once again, Yes!”
“What is one major industry in France,” I asked Dakata.
“Is it Wine?” Dakata Replied.
“Describe what the France main playing strip is.”
Dakata willingly told me,“The French main playing strip has two dark blue stripes from the right shoulder down to the left hip and two logos, on the left is a red shield with a yellow roster inside it and on the right is a white Nike symbol and the rest of the jersey is Blue.”
“Well described,” I commented.
“What is the neighboring country of France?” I asked Dakata.
”Is the answer, Belgium?”
“You got that wright ,” I announced
“You have another boost in your prize, your prize now is $20000000000000000000000000000000000000000.50, what would you like to do, take the money or carry on, this time if you get one question wrong then you lose all the money and walk away empty handed” I slowly explained.
“I choose to carry on,” he shouted.
I asked Dakata the final question, “What year was the French Revolution and is this a historical event?”
“Was the year 1783 and yes it is a historical event.”
“I am so sorry to tell you that you are wrong and you lose all your money.”
“The answer was 1789 and it is a historical,” I sadly spoke to Dakata.

You have came to the end of this conversation thanks for reading. I hoped you enjoyed and laughed at my ending.
Thank you to Tyler for Editing my blog

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Where In The World Is...........

This Task is about Countries that didn’t qualify for the 2011 world cup, we had to find out the basic information about these countries then we had to choose one to study more about.

Where in the world is.......

The capital city of India is New Delhi.

The Continent of India is South Asia

The population of India is 1,189,172,906 (July 2011 est)
The national sports of India are Cricket and Hockey.
Where in the world is........
Sri Lanka

The Capital city of Sri Lanka is Colombo

The Continent of Sri Lanka is South Asia.

The population of Sri Lanka is 21,283,913
The National Sports of Sri Lanka are Rugby and Cricket
The Country I have chosen to study is India.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

We are using the nations of the 2011 Rugby World Cup as our inquiry path.

For this unit we are in one of four teams:
Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Stormers.
My team is Stormers
There will be a number of tasks for us to navigate to achieve our goal of an excellent result in this unit. There are a mixture of individual and team tasks to be completed. The main task that will show our learning in this unit will be a Hyperstudio presentation about one of the countries in the World Cup competition.