Friday, 30 June 2017

Email Etiquette

There are 5 main steps into keeping your email etiquette. Email etiquette means to have a sense in manner while sending emails. Using these five steps will help you with job applications and more. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Etiquette Emails

Today in cyber smart we were focusing on etiquette emails. Etiquette means to be mannered or good manners. An etiquette email has five steps to it: 
  1. Address the person. Eg. Dear Mrs Lilly. 
  2. Stick to the point. Don't start talking about too many things. 
  3. Use correct spelling and compunction.
  4. Use correct grammar.
  5. Sign off with your name. Eg. Keep up your great work, Nazella. 
It's important to make sure your emails are etiquette because it could possibly hurt the feelings of the person you are sending it to.  

Rubbish Graph

This graph shows the responses from LS1 and LS2. 55 people have littered in PBS while 26 hasn’t. This was interesting because a lot of students have said to spread bins across PBS so it’s easier to access. The place that the students find most of their rubbish is around the park. The students think that we should add more bins so people can stop throwing their rubbish on the ground. 48 people think that we need more bins, 7 think we don’t and 28 think we maybe would need it. People have said that we need more rubbish around the park.

Yesterday, LS1 and LS2 filled a survey with some questions connecting to rubbish in PBS. This graph shows their responses.

Dance - Evaluating our Dance

Today in dance we were recorded so that we could evaluate our dance. Mia, Javeylor and I analyzed our dance and realized we should focus on our timing since it looked quite unorganized. Next week we should also add a couple of more dance moves so it looks more detailed. Either than that, I think we did better than last week. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pizza Pieces - Mishaan and Nazella

This shows Mishaan and I's working out from the Pizza Pieces problems. This activity helped revised how to convert decimals into fractions, and fractions into decimals. 

Landfills Movie - Fifita, Mia, Zahra, and Nazella

In reading Mia, Fifita, Zahra and I made a movie based on landfills. The movie talked about how long it takes for rubbish to break down. It was interesting because plastic bottles never break down. We should be more careful about the waste we are throwing out because if we don't we will end up with so many landfills scattered around New Zealand.          

Monday, 19 June 2017

Division Game

This game is called the 'Divider'. You have to find the answer by breaking the numbers down. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Group Opinion

In inquiry, Tiava, San Kyaw, Mia and me were finding solutions to our rubbish problem in our school.  We divided the paper into four parts, and added a square in the middle so we could put the opinion our group found best into it. But we couldn't speak. It was difficult at first, but we found a way that we could communicate. We circled the ideas that we liked and put them all together to form one opinion. I thought that we could have put more bins outside as well as encouraging each other to pick up rubbish even if it isn't ours.

Dance - Evaluating

Today in dance we were evaluating our dance. We did this by recording our dance routine and watching it. Our group realized that we needed to work on our transition and timing. Next week Javeylor, Mia and me are going to focus on our transitions, timing and our music choice. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Recycling Cartons - Sylis, Nazella, Fatongia and San Kyaw

In inquiry we were looking at milk cartons. In Panmure Bridge School, Fontera gives students milk cartons. After we drink it dry, we fold it correctly and it gets sent to facilities which recycled it into many items. This was interesting because I didn't know that this happened after we folded it. 

Friday, 9 June 2017

All Blacks vs Lions - PBS Blackout Day

The All Blacks (New Zealand rugby team) are playing the Lions (England, Ireland, Scottland, Wales) tomorrow. To show best of luck towards the All Blacks, we showed encouragement and support by playing games, performing the Haka, and singing songs. This is a special game because the Lions only tour every 12 years. We first sang Tutira Mai Nga Iwi, then the Kapa Haka performed a jaw dropping performance. They were powerful and passionate.  After that, everyone went outside and spelled out 'All Blacks'. Mr Wong flew the PBS drone and took pictures. Then we played 'Pass the Ball', the whole school went onto the courts and passed the ball around the rectangle so that everyone would have touched it. Good luck to both teams. 

Metaphors - Poetry

This week while we were looking at poems I learnt about metaphors. Metaphors is when you compare an object with another object or action. I learnt that you shouldn't take a metaphor literal. Eg: The boy was a cheetah. This compares the boy with a cheetah which could probably mean the boy is fast. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Dance - Music Choice

Today for dance we talked about our music choice. Ms. Brett told us that our actions/movements needed to be in time with the music in order for it to look organized. We compared rock and piano to the music with the beats. We realized that the piano and rock didn't go well with the dance because it was slow and too fast compared to the dance. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Maui Haiku - Poetry

This is the Haiku that Brooklyn and I made. A Haiku is a Japanese traditional poem. Haiku poems have three lines in each verse, the first and last line has 5 syllables, while the middle line has 7 syllables. A syllable is like a chunk, you can find a syllable by clapping out the word. Eg: Be-cause. 

Language Features - Poetry

Yesterday we were looking at the language features in a poem. We were focusing on verbs, synonyms and metaphors.  

Three Inspirational Quotes - CARE Awards

This is one of my Excellence and Innovation CARE awards tasks. I had to find three inspirational quotes from inspiration people, to help motivate people. I found quotes from Rosa Parks, JK Rowling, and Nelson Mandela, because their stories are all unique, and I get inspiration from them. 

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Maths Puzzle

In maths Fifita and I made our own maths puzzle with percentages and fractions. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Tatau - Samoan Tattoo

A Tatau is a Samoan traditional tattoo. I learned about the Tatau this week. It was interesting because I have never heard about it before, but I have seen it. I think that the Tatau is very important to the Samoans and has a powerful meaning to them, but not all Samoans have the tattoo.