spelling term 4 week 2

activity one:

sustainability: noun, the ability to be sustained.

particular: adjective, to spot out one single person or thing.

generator: noun, a machine that converts one form of energy into another.

renewable: adjective, able to be renewed.

environmental: noun, the aggregate of surrounding something.

harnessing: noun, the combination of straps.

historically: adjective, treating as history.

cul truly: adjective, of or pertaining  to culture.

interrogating: verb, to ask questions of a person.

ethical: adjective, dealing with morals.

activity two:

ethical- cate

maths mate term 4 week 2 question 21

question: a store has 50 boxes of cereal. there is a pedometer in 23 of the boxes. what is the probability of choosing a box with a pedometer.

predict; i predict this will be close to 50 over 100

predict: i dont have anything to predict

find the big question: what is the probability of choosing a box with a pedometer

solution: because 50 is half of 100 23 must be half of the answer

summary: my answer was 46 over 100

Maths mate term 4 week 1 question: 22

question: fill in the missing digits 12 times  =36

predict: i think this will be about addition

clarify: i have nothing to clarify

find the big question: fill in the missing digits

solution: i worked it out by doing 36 divided by 12.

summary: the answer was 3 because 3 times 10 is 20 and 3 times 2 is 6


spelling term 3 week 5

activity one:

-we are at high altitude.

– don’t touch the fence it may be electrocuted.

-we are in a group or a bureau

-this situation is getting climatic.

activity two:

cyclone, cyclonic.

cycle, cyclic.

hero, heroic.

history, historical.

magic, magical.

music, musical.

poetry, poetic.

Maths mate term 3 week 6 question: 23

question: I think of a number, add 155 and then divide by 4. if the result is 5, what was the original number?

Predict: I predict it will be solved in reverse.

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

Find the big question: what was the original number?

solution: I worked backwards and because it in reverse you have to switch them so division would come multiplication and subtraction would come addition ect… so I did 5 ties 4 which is 20 and then subtract 15 and the answer is 5.

Summary: I knew how to do this because I have had experience with these questions.

maths mate term 3 week 5 question 22

question: fill in the missing digits in the subtraction?

predict: I predict this will involve guess check and improve.

clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

find the big question: what are the missing digits.

solution: I started on the left column on the place value and said 8-_= 2 and I said 6 so then I moved to the next column of place value  and said 9-_= 7 and I said 2 so then the whole equation was 98-26=72 and that’s how I got my answer.

summary: I thought this was going to be tricky but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

Maths mate term 3 week 4 question #21

Question: a bag contains 4 red, 6 yellow and 7 blue raffle tickets. What is the chance that the first  ticket drawn will be black?

Predict: i predict this is will about ratio

clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

find the big question? What are the chances a black will be drawn.

solution: it is impossible because there are no black raffle tickets.

summary: this was a trick question because it was trying to trick because there are no black raffle tickets.


Spelling term 3 week 4

activity one: whin I picture something In my head it’s called visualising. I like to verify if my membership needs redeeming. When we move stuff it’s called stransformation. The boat collides with another boat.

Activity two: suffixes: something added to the end of a word.

activity three:

able: unable, available, unavaliable.

ation: transaction, action, elevation, celebration, nation, improrovisation

ible: invisible, in edible, visible, terrible.



Splash! I jumped into the pool and swam under came up and took a breath of fresh air. I looked around and saw the beautiful view of the sky blue water around me. As I left the water I grabbed my towel and dried myself, I then heard my dad yell out to me.

“Jake were going to go into town if you want to come”

I replied “okay wait up ill come”

So I quickly ran to our little town house and got dressed. We drove into Kailua town to have a look at the shops.

As we arrived in Kailua town, after a 30 minute drive, we headed for the mall to do some shopping. My mum and dad went to go look at some stuff in the mall, while I went looking for a new surf board in the window of the shop. As I walked past the shop I took a glance at the surf board. It was a clam blue colour with a glowing silver brand name. I looked at the price! $700!!!! I couldn’t afford it but I really wanted and needed a new surf board. I didn’t know how I could get my hands on $700. But then it came to me…. I could enter a surf competition and if I won I could use the winnings to pay for the surf board. I noticed the other day there was a surfing competition approaching I could enter that. It was called the billabong pro surf competition. It was on the 8th to the 20th of December!!! That was in 4 days.

I quickly rang dad to see if I could enter for the competition, I could meet him at the beach to register for the competition and he said yes. I started walking towards Kailua beach to meet my mum and dad which was ten minutes away from the mall. I walked across the road over to the beach, and went to the white tent to register, I filled it out. We then went back to the town house and I went out to practise for the competition, after 2 hours I heard my dad scream out to me.

“Lunch is ready son”

I replied “okay coming” I ran in a grabbed my towel and got dried.

Straight after lunch I went back out in to the water to practise again I felt excited about the competition but I was also very nervous, because I wanted to do well so I could get the money for that surf board I saw in the window. As I excited the water I got dry and went in to our cabin and watched some TV before dinner. I switched off the TV walked into town to get some fish and chips to eat for dinner. As I was walking I could hear loud chirping in the tall thin palm trees. It was mostly quite besides form the birds up in the tree. I went to the local fish and chipper, I ordered some chips, a flake and a dim sim. I then walked back home and sat on the couch. I was thinking about the competition and how I was going to approach it and all my tactics I was going to use. As I fell asleep I had a dream that I was coming last in the competition and that everyone was laughing.

As I woke up the next day I quickly got out of bed and got ready to head to Kailua beach for the day.  I packed a bag and got my surf board as well and threw everything into the car. As I parked the car, I felt nervous and scared. As I walked onto the yellow, sandy beach I had a quick glance at the rest of my competition. They looked pretty scary and ferocious, I was ready. I was sitting on the hot sand waiting for my name to be called out of the loud speaker for my competition. I was ready I practised all day yesterday!

I closed my eyes and breathed in and out very slowly. All of a sudden I heard my name being called out “could the following people enter the water James, Bryn, Nathan and Jack” I grabbed my surf board and swam out looking for the perfect wave to catch, I saw it! It was about 25 metres away, as I got to it I saw a black shadow in the water. I didn’t know what it was. All of a sudden a great white shark leaped out of the water and stretched its jaws around my right leg and snapped like a stick of celery and I feel down of my surf board and into the blue water. As my eyes closed I heard a loud siren and saw flashing lights on an inflatable boat.

I slowly opened my eyes to see a bright light right in my face, I turned my head to see my mum and dad siting down, they stood up and came over to me and cried with tears of joy…… the end

maths mate term 3 week 3

question: the sum of three consecutive whole numbers is 96. What are the three numbers?

Predict: I predict this will involve division and also a bit of sharing numbers between the three.

clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

Find the big question: what are the three numbers?

Solution: I rounded up to 99 and divided it by three to equal 33 the I took awake three I then made a one and a two out of the two remaining 3s and added them to each 30 so that it was 31, 32, 33 and they consecutive.

summary: I think this was tricky at first and then I recognised it.