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Monday, 27 August 2018

Digital Immersion

Today, room 10 and I had Digital Immersion session with Garry. We learnt how to Program a robot to move from on place to another, We learnt how to debug problems and we even learnt a new language called Binary. My group had a lot of fun coding robots because it was very challenging towards the beginning.  


Monday, 13 August 2018

Reciprocal Reading 2


Reciprocal Reading Independent Activity


Name: Siosaia Liu                    Date: 13/ 08/ 18


Name of text: Marcus Thomas: New Zealand Caveman, Page 10 to 11
Author: Susan Paris


Schema: (Prior knowledge) What do I already know about the topic? I know that…..
I know that most alpine caves are 4-5 degrees and there are no hot showers and  


Predicting: Looking at the pictures, the headings,captions,labels,etc. What do you think you will
learn? Why do you think that? I will learn about…. Because….
I will learn how to keep safe while caving because it says on the text.


Clarifying: Write about a challenging “new” word. Is there a part that is confusing? How did you
clarify the confusion? I do not know what….means. I am confused about……
Becon: A fire or light set up as a warning signal


Questioning: Write one ‘right there’ question. Who, what, when,why. Write one ‘think and search’
question. Compare/contrast, cause/effect, sequence.
What types of skills does an caver need? Some caves are vertical, and this means a lot of rope work. Other caves are small, which means having to squeeze through tight spaces
 
Summarising: Write down the ‘main idea’ and at least 3 details from the passage.
The main idea is How do you stay safe while caving.
The details are:
Each person must have three good sources of light.
Always go caving with at least two other people.
Most importantly, always tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Glow in the dark with Mrs Tofa

Today we learnt how things glow in the dark by using a highlighter, water and a DIY blacklight.

Experiment: Glow in the dark highlighter.

Materials: Highlighter ½ cup of water in a clear cup Purple & blue cellophane Scissors Torch Tape Blue and purple sharpie

Method: Dissolve highlighter ink in ½ cup of water and leave to absorb.Next you cover the torch with purple cellophane then blue.Then you cover the torch with tape and colour with blue sharpie, tape again then blue again, tape then colour using purple. Lastly, go to dark room and shine the light on the cup of coloured water
  

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Reciprocal Reading

Reciprocal Reading Independent Activity


Name: Siosaia Liu                    Date: 08/ 08/ 18


Name of text: Marcus Thomas: New Zealand Caveman
Author: Susan Paris


Schema: (Prior knowledge) What do I already know about the topic? I know that…..
I know that Marcus Thomas is a New Zealand caveman and he likes to explore caves
wħen he was young.



Predicting: Looking at the pictures, the headings,captions,labels,etc. What do you think you will learn?
Why do you think that? I will learn about…. Because….
I think I will learn how he started exploring and how he got inspired to explore caves because i’m
curious about how he liked caving so much that he started a young age.



Clarifying: Write about a challenging “new” word. Is there a part that is confusing? How did you
clarify the confusion? I do not know what….means. I am confused about……
Speleological : The exploration and study of caves.
Stalactite: A tapering structure hanging like an icicle from the roof of a cave
Chambers: A large room used for a public event.


Questioning: Write one ‘right there’ question. Who, what, when,why. Write one ‘think and search
’ question. Compare/contrast, cause/effect, sequence.
How did he get inspired to explore caves? He got inspired by reading lots adventure stories and
a documentary that he watched


Summarising: Write down the ‘main idea’ and at least 3 details from the passage.
The main idea is How did he get into caving
The details are:
1.He read a lot of adventure stories and books about mountaineering.
2.He saw a documentary about the Nettlebed cave. That's when he found out he wanted to do caving.
3.He spent hours reading the maps of the caves.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

My Holiday

This Holiday, my family and I had a amazing time at the movies. So this is how our day at the movies went. When we arrived a t the movies, As we were waiting for my mum to buy the movie tickets, we decided that we were going to watch Hotel Transylvania 3. A few minutes later, we got the tickets and left to the cinema. When we entered the cinema, I got surprised by the size of the movie screen. My favourite part of the movie was when Jonathan played Macarena on his DJ and made the kraken dance.

I felt very happy and very excited because it was my first time watching a movie in the cinema since 2016