Here comes Isabelle in a glamorous and exotic dress coloured in pastel pink, mint green and vibrant pink and purple flower prints complimented with a fire red and baby pink flower headband. This dress is full of colour not to mention her shiny new bright pink shoes with a gold tipped bow on top. Her wide smile and earth brown eyes glinting as she sails down the runway with her strawberry blonde bouncy hair falling like a waterfall down her front and back. A real arty combination of accessories gives this dress top marks in my book. This elegant dress is powerful, eye catching and a great look whatever the occasion.
That’s right, today we had an Oaks Day celebration at school. What is Oaks Day at NGPS? Well, it’s where all the grade sixes dress up like they’re going to the races and they do a fashion show. I didn’t like it, my shoes gave me blisters and my dress was stabbing into my back. On the catwalk I felt funny, infront of our class, I was so nervous! If I did this again I would just wear a jumpsuit!
How did you feel on the day?
So in maths, we are doing this fitness thing called Me In A Minute. It’s where we are given a minute to do a a certain exercise as many times as we can, holding a position as long as we can and running as far as we can. Here is a list of the exercises and how I went on the first try,
After doing this we had to make goals about our scores and our goals for next time. My Goals were to get a basketball in the hoop from the free throw line because I got 0! And to do 70 starjumps because at home I can do it so I should be able get it here! I think I might achieve my goals and if not I will strive to get them!
What were your goals? Why?
This Friday, we have a maths test. Uuughh… But at least we’re allowed cheat sheet. If you didn’t know what a cheat sheet is, it’s a sheet with tips, tricks & info for a test. It’s made by you and you put all the info you learned for a test. WARNING SOME TESTS DON’T ALLOW THIS!!!
It’s a decimals/fractions test, I know a lot about decimals operations so I looked at addition, subtraction and multiplication. I learnt how to do all those operations, but before Friday I think I have to work on multiplication, because I still struggle a quite a bit with it.
I am feeling more confident with multiplying fractions, but I still need a bit of work. I feel like I achieved more accuracy with multiplication, but still need a bit of work.
Today we had independent maths, I did algebra. I know we have to wait till the end of the year to do algebra, but I WANTED TO BE CHALLENGED!!! It’s actually kind of easy once you get the hang of it. I first read Miss C’s maths dictionary to get the basic information, I then did two tests on maths online, on the first one I got 100% and on the second one I got 80%. I think it is good that I am learning algebra because I will get better understanding when we do it at the end of the year.
What do you think of algebra?
My 2nd test results.
We had independent maths today, I decided to do multiplying to the power of. If you don’t know what that means it looks like this:
It’s where you multipy the big number by as many times as the value of the little number above it. It seems hard but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. I decided to make a video, but first we had to write a script, at first I thought I could rush it but I realised, I wouldn’t get the right facts! So I spent my time and got a good result. I found it hardest when I had to think up an easier question and harder question, I had to think if it would be good for a beginner or not. Here is a picture of my first go at multiplying to the power of and my script:
My script for my video
My practice at multiplying to the power of
Now I think I should practice it a bit more so I can get accurate. I will do this by practicing this the next independent maths and getting quicker with my multiplying to the power of. And also getting me accurate.
How are you feeling about multiplying to the power of?
Today we watched a video on BTN about two girls who went to a refugee simulation camp. They experienced what refugees experience. They had to change their names and they were on the run to Norway. I learnt how hard it was to be a refugee, I’ve seen it on the news but I never realised how hard it was. I am now wondering how tiring it must be to cross multiple borders in 24 hours! What are you wondering?
We read a book in class recently called The Rabbits by John Marsden. It was about the rabbits migrating to Australia and destroying our land. We had to choose a page and infer using the colours, illustrations and words. If you want to read it here is a link: Rabbits Video
Here is a pic of my inferring:
Yesterday we did 3 way conferences. You’re probably wondering what they are… They are just like Parent & Teacher interviews except the teacher isn’t talking to mum or dad till the end. We have to host it. You need to tell your parents something about each subject, ( Reading, Writing, Maths and Inquiry.) We had to write a script so we don’t say stuff like umm…. Uuuuuuhhhh… Here is my script:
Here is is a reflection of last night when I did it:
If I could fix anything about last night I would fix how quickly I talked as mum and dad said I talked as if I was being chased!
How did you feel?
We’re doing independent maths again and I decided to do polygons because I don’t know what they’re all called. A polygon is a many sided shape. It doesn’t have a curve and all its sides are touching. I made a poster about them, but after spending two sessions on it, I don’t feel like I accomplished it. Here is my picture of it so far:
My fave polygon is a decagon what’s yours?
We have just finished reading The Night They Stormed Eureka by Jackie French. It was a fantastic book it was educational, emotional and had action at the end. I would give it 12/10 because I was so into it I wanted to buy it for myself.
Here is a blurb/summary that I wrote:
Sam a homeless and unloved teenager finds herself in 1850’s Ballarat.
She joins the Puddlehams, who run the best cook shop on the diggings,
Who dream of a hotel in Melbourne.
By late November men and woman of mixed nationalities start rebelling for freedom.
Dreams will be crushed, hearts will be broken and the world never be the same.
Get ready for the Eureka Stockade.
Whenever we have a reading conference Miss C gives us these little cards with questions about our reading called Lit Sparks. My card said If you could give the main character of your book a gift that he/she would really appreciate, what would it be and why?
I would give Sam a family that loved her and cared for her because she decided to run away from her family because her mum didn’t care for her and her stepdad or someone bashed her up.
At the start I made a few predictions and now I will see if they are right/sort of right/wrong.
I predicted that Sam’s family member dies in the stockade, it was: SORT OF RIGHT.
I predicted the catastrophic event meant war, it was: RIGHT.
I predicted that she was living in the 1850’s, it was: SORT OF RIGHT
I still had lots of questions after the book but if I showed you all 12 of them you’d probably never live to see the Olympics. Here are three of them, if you don’t like spoilers don’t read these, here they are:
I wonder how Happy Jack’s dog came back to the 21st century with Sam?
I wonder if Mr. Puddleham opened the hotel that Mrs. Puddleham wanted?
I wonder how Mrs.Puddleham died?
I hope you enjoyed my blog post about The Night They Stormed Eureka by Jackie French, what was your favourite bit?
The Cover Of The Book