Friday, 29 November 2013

My Writing Sample

I awoke to the intense roar of thunder, and blazing strikes of the treacherous lightning. I was snuggled in my cozy warm bed. Tossing and turning ,I struggled to fall asleep again. I closed my eyes and hoped that sooner or later I will go back to sleep

‘Jessica, Jessica, Jessica’ a voice spookley whispered. I curled up in my bed clutching the blankets as hard as I could. ‘Jessica ,Jessica ,Jessica’  The voice lured me out of bed. I slowly took one step onto the solid cold wooden floor. Anxiously I  scardedly followed  the voice. I creeped down the staircase  and listened carefully to where the voice was coming from.

Creeeek! as I opened the door that lead down into the old basement. By candle light I creeped down through all the cobwebs . BAMMM! the door slams and the candle blows out. Panicking I run up the stairs and try to open the door. Petrified I yank and yank the door handle. “Help Somebody please help” I screamed.

I hear footsteps coming closer and closer, I yank the door handle again and again but It just won't open at all. My heart starts beating really fast while the footstep comes closer and closer.
I try one more time to open the door. ARRRRRRRGHHHHHH!

Whatever or whoever this was dug its sharp long nails into my back. I cried while the mysterious creature scratched me all over my face and back. Blood dripped from my face . Blood oozed from my back.I screamed as loud as I could “Help please somebody Help”
It was too late !  My clothes were soaked while I laid in a pool of my own blood.

“Jessica Jessica Jessica , Wake up sweetie” My mum stood in front of me with a huge smile, I dazed outside the window and the sun was out shining bright as usual. I run into the bathroom and look in the mirror. “No blood!, Huh” I wondered. With a huge sigh of relief I run down stairs into the kitchen ready for another beautiful day.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

My Maths Problems!!!

Question 1: An addition problem using decimals (to the hundredths)

In long jump the womens world record is  13.45, the record for men is 19.81, How much further is the men's record from the woman's ?

Questions 2: A subtraction problem using decimals (to the thousandths)  
Not where you can use partitioning.

Ayla had a 2.25 liter bottle of sprite. She drank her drink and found out she only had 1.11 liters left. How much did she drink?

Question 3: A multiplication strategy using  decimals.
There are 10 people all wanting the new sports drink. The drink has 3.8 litres inside. If they add up all the litres of drink from every persons bottle how much litres of drink is there?

Question 4: A division problem (Sharing out) using decimals
I have  8.5 meters of wood that need to be cut up into 15  (.56cm) piecescd\
Have I got enough wood?

Question 5: There are 30 puplis in the class. 5 children aren't swimming and this is 1/6thof the class . How many children are swimming?

Question 6: A proportions/ratio problem
For every 5 girls at the swimming pool there are 3 boys. If there is 96 people at the swimming pool how many boys are there?

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Maths Staregy

 Julia is an artist. She has been painting a huge mural for the town centre. For the main colour she used a 20 litre pail of white mixed with a 10 litre pail of blue. Unfortunately she ran out of paint before she finished the mural. She thinks that she will only need 6
more litres in total to finish. How much blue and white paint does she need to mix up to get the 6 litres of paint she needs that is exactly the same colour she has been using?

30 dived by 5= 6
20 dived by 5= 4
10 dived by 5 = 2
4+2 = 6 litres of paints.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Roezala and Brooklyn's Maths Strategy

1. The world record for throwing a cellphone in 2012 was 102.68 metres. James attempted to beat the record but only managed to throw 97.89m. How much was he short by?
97.89 + ?= 102.68
97.89+ .11 = 98.0
98+ 4.68 = 102.68
.11 + 4.68 = 4.79

2. Teams are allowed up to 14 players in the touch competition. If there are 168 players altogether how many teams are there?

14x 10=140
28 divided by 14= 2
10+2 = 12

3. Tiaki is fixing part of his fence. The pickets he needs are .68m long each. How many metres of timber does he need to cut up 45 pickets?
.68m x 10= 6.8
6.8 x 2=13.6- (this is 20 pickets)
i need another 25 pickets
6.8x 40=27.2
then I need 5 more pickets so I half the amount of what 10 pickets are.
half or 6.8 = 3.4
27.2 +3.4 = 30.6

4. Sammie measured the distance from his bedroom door to the lounge and it was 5.2m.  It was an extra 2.9 to the couch. What was the total distance from his bedroom to the couch?
5.2m +2.9 =?
5.2+. 9= 6.1
6.1+ 2= 8.1

Monday, 18 November 2013

Maths Startegy 2!!!

In the hop, skip and jump (Triple Jump) the record for  men is 18.29m where as the record for women is 15.5m. How much longer is the men’s record than the women’s.

15.5 + ?=18.29

15.5 + .5= 16.0
16.0+ 2.29 =18.29

.5+ 2.29=

15.5 +7.29= 18.29

Maths Strategy!!!

1. Trevor has to drive 422 km’s. He looks at his odometer and sees he has gone 289kms. How much further has he got to go?

422- 289 = ?
289+ ?= 422

289 +1= 290
290+10= 300

1+10+122= 133

My Freinds!!

My friends are just amazing! I have so many memories with my friends, Laughing and giggling till the home time bell and smiling and talking to each other all day. My friends Britney, Asena, Moala, Tui, Jazmine, Mary and Ali are just the best. We all have soo many things in common one is we all absolutely love to laugh and Smile.

One of my best memory with Britney, Mary,Sena and Moala will have to be when we sit in our  classroom bay and laugh really hard the whole of lunch. They are all amazing, pretty, hilarious and they all know me really well.

Ali is amazing we have soo many things in common like we both are 12 we both love food , we love to laugh and we both do kickboxing. Ali is so amazing she is pretty, outgoing, energetic, hilarious, quiet,and just awesome. My favourite memory with Ali was when we went to Sylvia park  and we were stuffing our faces with food. We were walking down the escalator and tripped. I fell on one of the escalator steps and she started cracking up.  Although I only meet Ali this year it feels like I’ve known her forever.

Tui and Jasmine are really both loving, caring and funny.
Tui is loud and amazing , she has dry jokes at times but its funny when she cracks up at her own jokes. She is nice and she is just stunning My most precious memory with Tui was sitting in creative strand mocking each other and also doing the pukana at each other in kapa haka.

Jazmine is tall, kind hearted, she was in my netball team and she is  very pretty. We are both in Kapa Haka and we both went Waitangi. Jazmine is outgoing and really funny, we both laugh at Tui when she laughs at her own dry jokes. Me and Jazzy’s best memory is mocking girls on the netball court and how we were at Waitangi and I was on her tablet trying to figure out how to play Candy Crush.

My friends are all amazing and I love them for who they are. They are truly the best ever.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Jungle Story

The feeling of anxiety rushed through me as I walked carefully through the dark, gloomy forest. Tangled vines drooped down, trees stood strong all clustered together and I could hear rustling on the ground where dead leaves lay.  I was on a journey to the find the majestic blue parrot. It had been said that there was only two of its kind left. I need to find that bird I just need to, I thought to myself. So mind over matter I became determined to find it.

I struggled walking through the cluttered forest. I was exhausted and I didn’t know how I could make it easier for myself to find this bird. I tired everything I could but it was impossible. So now it’s time for operation bribe. I set up traps and left food lying around for the bird to eat, hopefully it would lure the bird in.

After weeks full of traps and searching still I had no sign, and I was getting frustrated, grumpy and annoyed. I was itching to find this majestic parrot. I felt like giving up, but thinking about all the effort I have put in just to give up now!.