Monday, 20 November 2017

Multiplication Pyramid

Multiplication Pyramid Term 4 2017

This is my multiplication pyramid for Week 6 of Term 4 for 2017. As you can see, 
the numbers at the top go pretty high right. Well, maybe take a calculator and check for me
if all of my answers are right. P.S: This is how you pronounce the giant number at the top. 
Three hundred and thirty five billion, five hundred and forty four million, three hundred and
twenty thousand. 

Guy Fawkes Celebration

WALT: connecting and comparing. Relate information and ideas from text to my own
experience to form an opinion.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Koko - The Astonishing Ape

WALT: Find evidence in a text. Use the process of elimination to find the
"best fit," answer.

For a couple of weeks, we have been reading/learning about an astonishing
ape named, Koko. He is an ape that has mastered the art of sign language or
at least that is what some other people think. He has been raised by a lady
called, Dr. Patterson. Maybe, one day I could get the opportunity to visit him
and see him use sign language for my self.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Reflection 2017 - Extension Term 4

This term, we got to pick out of 3 tasks. First, we had to find groups of 4 or 5. Together in that group, we had to pick one of the 3 tasks that were provided. 1) Create a Band. 2) Create a controller for disabled persons. 3) Create a game show. My group decided to do the game show task and today we had to write a reflection on our experience. 

First of all, the people in my group were, Danielle, Alisha, Ata. Ana and Sheena. We were all assigned different jobs to do. Me and Danielle started off by doing the questions and answers for the contestants that would play our game and Sheena, Ana and Alisha were working on creating the buzzers and different sounds to it. To create the buzzers, we used the sounds off of the scratch coding programme. 

We also used a Makey-Makey kit to create our buzzers. We hooked the wires up to the computer that we were working on and then tried to find out how to connect the buzzers to the computer. Together, we coded our way through this task and created backdrops and found a way to make the answers pop up on the screen. The material for our buzzers was, playdoh and wires form the Makey-Makey kit. The last step was to test run it and it went pretty smoothly. Then, it was time to present our game. 

Presenting our game to the entire extension group was the hard part. We didn't know if anything would go wrong, or if something wouldn't work when pressed. But, once we actually did present what we completed, it ran amazingly. The answers popped up when needed, the buzzers worked perfectly as in the sounds went off when they were pressed. 

The other groups tasks were pretty cool as well. 2 groups decided to do the band task and 1 other group decided to do the disabled controller task. There was one more group that did the game as well. From my perspective, everyones task went amazingly good. I can't wait to find out what we will being doing in Term 4. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Perspectives & Opinions

WALT: Justifying - I can discuss and justify my responses across a small range
of texts. (thoughts, feelings, ideas and understandings)

This week we are learning about Perspective and Opinions. It is based around Niue
Language Week. Take a look and I hope that you enjoy by leaving comment down below.

Thanks for Reading
Atareita T

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Musical Madness - Immersion Assembly Term 4 2017

Musical Madness Immersion Assembly

Today, was Term 4’s start of the Term, immersion assembly. Which makes it the last immersion assembly for the year of 2017. Well, the topic for this term is, “Musical Madness!” As you already know, the immersion assembly goes like this. Each Team goes up to the stage and shows what they are going to be learning about throughout the term in the form of an act or a movie.

Most Informative? Why?

I reckon that the most informative Team was Team 1. They came up with an act that shows what different types of music shows our different emotions. They played, scary, sad, happy, angry, vicious and other music that changes their behaviour around others. They were playing this music, while playing a simple game of, “SNAP!” I think this provided a lot of interesting information about what they will be learning about throughout the last Term .

Most Entertaining? Why?

From my point of view, the most entertaining was Team 3’s Movie. They decided to learn how to create stories using sound and music. To show this, they created a movie based around, Songs in Real Life. If you don’t know what this means. This means that instead of talking to each other, they took lyrics from different songs and sang them to each other. I found it very amusing and fun to be sitting there to watch.

What do you want to find out more about?

Well, I actually can't wait to find out about what everyone will be creating and learning about for the last term of 2017. I also want to find out more about the different emotions movies, music and videos give to other people.

Anyways, this terms immersion assembly was quite amazing from my perspective. I enjoyed the whole assembly and I am excited to see what everyone will be doing this term.