Thursday, 30 July 2015

Room 2 Future Champs

Adam: My national champ for karting
On Thursday 2nd April 2015 we made a long journey to Palmerston North for the 2015 NZ Sprint Champs. This was my first time I have done this event in a junior Rotax class.
We arrived at the track early afternoon and were able to get out and have a few practice runs before the track closes at 5pm.
Next day,Friday was practice in the mourning,followed by qualifying in the afternoon.I didn't qualify that good from engine problems,so then I started for the first race off 21.Not the best spot to be in when there are very good and competitive drivers at the front.
Saturday was a day off for me,so I got to watch all of my mates race in their classes.Saturday night was the best because we just relaxed and then we got to go to the lido hot pool with all my team mates.
Sunday was an early start for all of us,We all started the racing with 2 heats which were based on Fridays qualifying times. I managed to work my way though the field in one race bit and finished 17th and finished 20th in the other heat,and the heats were 8 laps each.
The prefinal,which was 12 laps,I started the race on grid 19 and finished 16th place.
 The final was 17 laps long and I started on grid 16 and was going really well through the field when all of a sudden a guy drove straight over top of me and my kart and also bent my steering column and tire roads.This put me out of the race and the day for me.It wasn't an unfortunate incident and one I was not very happy about it,as there was no need for him to do what he did.But as they say,''thats racing''.
It was a great learning experience for me and my racing and look forward to competing in the North Island Sprint Champs in Te puke at Labour Weekend this year. 
Makayla: Taekwondo Holiday programme
I woke up and got ready for a full on day of Taekwondo at the Martial Arts Academy.
I arrived at 9 o'clock ready to go. We played 3 rounds of dodge pad, which is dodge ball but with punching pads. My team won all 3 rounds. We did a cool sequence of a turning kick, then back kick into a tornado kick. It took me awhile to do the tornado kick, as it was my first try, but I finally got it.
Through out the day we did some Kick Boxing. We did a combo consisting of 2 jabs, hook and upper cut. We also did some awesome stunt skills but i had to miss out due to my rolled ankle.
Finally we did some board breaking . Although I had a rolled ankle and  I couldn't use it, I still joined in. I broke a thick plastic board with my hand and a couple of thin ones at once. After the plastic board breaking some people were chosen to break a roofing tile, and i was one of them. I broke 1 tile with my hand standing 1 foot but i could've broken 2 if my foot wasn't sore, but it still looked awesomely amazing.
Unfortunately I had to go to the doctors afterwards but it was still awesome and I had lots of fun.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Anton's Technology Reflection

Music - Term 2 Technology Reflection
Student Voice

What I have learnt:

On the ukulele, I have learnt how to play and read G, F, D7, G7, Dm, and 1 - 3 finger chords accurately. On the guitar, I can read and play D, G, A7, and Em. I can use accurate fingering on the keyboard. In a group, I contribute my ideas willingly.

Questions I have:

Who invented the Guitar?
How many different musical instruments have been made with strings?Image result for guitarImage result for ukulele
Anton - Room 2

Technology Reflection

Music- Term 2


What I Have Learnt
I learnt how to play Minor and Major chords on the keyboard. I have learnt how to play Blue Smoke on the guitar and ukulele. I have learnt more about garage band. I Have learnt how to play Hallelujah on the keyboard.

Questions I Have
 Why does a ukulele have four strings and a guitar have six strings?



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By Emily Rm2 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Anton's Math Autobiography


Anton's Math Autobiography

My first math memory was when I was doing simple math problems in year one on Studyladder, with my teacher. I usually enjoy maths because I find number and word problems interesting. I really like learning new skills to help me with my maths. I like to compare strategies with Mum to look at how maths teaching has changed.

I get bored in maths when I am being told how to do things that I have already been taught in previous years, even if it's revision. My strengths in maths are:
  • Being able to show people how to work out problems in maths at their own level to help them understand easier
  • Being able to work out problems in my head without too much trouble
  • Using different strategies to solve problems faster
  • Working the problems out quickly
A math teacher I remember was back in year three and her name was Mrs Robertson. Mrs R was a helpful teacher because she taught me my first set of strategies to work out multiplication and division. I like to show Mum how to work things out: for example division, fractions to decimals, and multiplying decimals.

I've always enjoyed numbers and have been encouraged by Mum to keep going and to try different strategies if something is not working. I would like to one day become a nurse, and I would need to use maths all the time. In nursing you need to work out dosages of medicine by weight of patient and to make sure you can give them the right amount, for example, in a 24 hour period.

If I were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and I needed a lifeline for a maths question, I would call Mr Jeftha because he has helped me develop my strengths in mathematics by explaining new strategies in ways that I can understand, and because he has a passion for teaching and learning mathematics.

I learn best by developing strategies for working out math problems and then showing Mum how to use the strategies. This helps to make it stick in my mind, so that I can remember for future use.

Overall I really enjoy maths and learning how to work things out, and applying it to everyday situations.

Makayla's Math Autobiography

One of my most memorable math milestones was completing all of my times tables. I did it on the very last day of school in year 3 by knowing all of my 12 times tables. I also remember that there were only 4 people from the whole year that knew them, 3 year 4's and 1 year 3, that year 3 was me. At the end of the day i got a yummy chocolate bar along with this other guy in my class that i was racing against.


My favourite math teacher would have to be Mrs Duggan. Mrs Duggan would always have a little laugh and dance when i asked about a question and how to do it, because it didn't happen very often. I was always really excited when it came to maths time because i would always learn something new. Mrs Duggan was also my best maths teacher because she brought me up to a high standard in preparation for intermediate.

I always get bored in maths when the work is too easy or when I'm being taught something i already know. Ive never really liked doing work that i could do in 1 minute because its just not as fun as doing a hard problem that takes 10 minutes. i also get really annoyed when everyone is talking because its very distracting and i can't get my work done.
My Weekend

On Sunday 15th March, my friend Kelly from Tanekaha house came over to my house at 3:00 because I won ticket to the netball game at 7:10pm, Kia Magic VS Melbourne Vixens. I was very excited especially because it was going to be the first professional game that I have gone to. We were sitting in Door 5, Bay7, Row B. And seats 162 and 163. At quarter time there was a ANZ blue thing that wobbles back and forth and to people had to shoot netballs through a hole in it. The positions Kelly and I watched were WA and C (Wing Attack and Center). Each quarter goes for 15 minutes. The score was 51-48 the Melbourne Vixens won. I was very annoyed that the Vixens won the netball game.
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Avril's Math Autobiography 

I was always lacking in maths knowledge,I never focused when I had to or when I should have. When I grew more around year five I realised how important it was to be good at math.
I still remember doing my first 9 times table which was 9 x 3 Which of course is 27.I get excited when a teacher asks me what 9 x 3 which I would always reply '' 27!''  And I would smile every time.
When I became year 7 at Tauranga Intermediate I was still lacking in my maths skills so I got a option to go to MMS (Mastering Maths Skills) it helped me improve my maths knowledge like what a algorithm is I learnt so much and helps everyone else too. I still need a lot to work on but I will get there.