In writing our focus has been on sentences. There are three types of sentences, a simple sentence, a compound sentence and a complex sentence. To make a simple sentence you need a subject and a verb, e.g grandpa dug a hole. To make a compound sentence you need two simple sentences joined with a conjunction, e.g ruby ate chocolate and I ate ice - cream. To make a complex sentence you need a simple sentence with an adverbial phrase, e.g Abby rapidly ate cake.
Evaluation: I found this task easy because I knew about different types of sentences already but I did get better at using them.
This term we have started book buddies. Book buddies is when we have a buddie and we read a book together and talk about the book. Once we finish the book we start another one in the same sort of theme.
Mathex, the mathiest* event you've ever heard of...!
This year I got picked for a year five Mathex team. Mathex is an event where lots of different schools get two teams of four that have skilled mathematicians in them and they compete at the awapuni racecourse. I was in a team of three boys, Patrick, Angus and Sam. There were fifty other teams that went to Mathex on the 12 of August including another Russell street team. My team got 21st and our other team came 2nd. Here is an example of one of the questions we got…
The people that got chosen for Mathex got chosen because not only they were good at maths but also they worked well in a team and committed to the team.
This term our goal is Panekiretanga. We got given an assessment about excellence to fill out on slides. We had to write three different examples of excellence and then we got three different types of excellence and we had to paste a target on. There were three targets, a red, a yellow and a green. If you had green then you were on target, if you had yellow you were ok at it and if you were red you weren't good at it. Then we got a buddy and they did it too. Then we had to make a quote about excellence. Here is my slide...