Thursday, 26 July 2018

Graphing Linear Data

The Nowhere Land

Guided Text: “The Nowhere Land Where Children On The Move Are Someone Else's Problem” by Sarah Crowe - U.N.I.C.E.F

We will have met the success criteria when we
  • Can work out the meaning of new vocabulary.

  • Locate information within a text.

  • Make connections between ideas

  • Synthesize and summarize key ideas

  • Make links between our own lives and the lives of others

Pre-read discussion
What is a Peugeot 404? Image result for Peugeot 404

What is the difference between a migrant, a refugee and an asylum seeker?
A refugee is someone who has fled their country in search for a safer place to live. They are usually people who have left due to war and fighting or because of unfair rights. Lots of refugees are children without parents who travel alone until they get sent to refugee camps “concentration camps”. Or get picked up by human traffickers or people smugglers who ship them off to different countries in big shipping containers. Lots of refugees die while in the containers due to lack of oxygen, lack of food and dehydration.

An Asylum Seeker is a Refugee who has traveled over a course of time to an large defined area where the government has sent the Army Or the United Nation Troops to set up a camp and a medium sized Safety Asylum. The Refugees are rather put into the 1st class safe Asylum or are in the Refugee camp.

A migrant is someone who chooses to move to a different country not because they want to for a whole lot of different. Reasons maybe like economical reasons, maybe they are low on water and food. Image result for Niger

Where is Niger? Niger is located in West Africa, bordering
Chad, Nigeria and Libya.Where is the Sahara? How big is the Sahara compared to New Zealand? The Sahara is roughly thirty times bigger than new zealand.
Wasteland -
milling about,
elusive Eldorado,
bearing the brunt,
from pillar to post,
gesticulating tirade,
a motley bag,
transiting through,
flip flops,

Read the text to yourself and make notes/highlight/bullet point as you read. You are looking for the main idea in this article. Be ready to discuss your notes.

I think the author has written this text to raise awareness towards children refugees from over the world with no home. These children have been returned to niger. A place where most of them aren't from and now they have to travel across the saharan desert. The author in this text is biased when she says “nothing could be further from the gates of paradise than this scorching unearthly wasteland and “stranded with dashed hopes and un for filed dreams.” “onto a bone drie open plane with a few thread bare tents”. These are all signs of byasim towards the refugees. The author is making it sound a lot worse than it possibly could be. She is making it sound like they are living in unbearable conditions and would do anything for a chance of freedom including walking across the saharan desert with no food or water and nothing to protect their feet from the scorching hot deadly sea of sand. Of course this is all quite possibly true but you would have to be there to know. The author is making it sound very bad (Which it is) To make the reader sympathies for the refugees. The key points in this text are:

Nothing could be further from the gates of paradise than this scorching, unearthly wasteland stretching out as far as the eye can see and beyond.
Arrivals into Italy from January to early June this year were down by two thirds compared to the same period last year when 60,000 crossed over from North Africa.

Since November last year, more than 8000 West Africans, including 2000 children, have been returned to Niger from Algeria, with another 900 refugees and asylum seekers from East Africa transferred from Libya awaiting cumbersome and slow resettlement processes.According to Unicef estimates some 120 children drowned at sea between January and May. At least there are coastguards at sea. No one patrols the vast and deadly sea of sand.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Scavenger Hunt

Measurement Scavenger Hunt
You may work on your own or with a buddy.  
You need photographic evidence of your recorded measurements.
Find an object that is exactly 1 cm long: A tinny stone

Link to photo
Find an object that has an area of
20 cm²: skip
Find an object that has a perimeter of approximately 10 cms

There is a plus or minus of 1.5 cms
Find an object that has an area larger than
10 metres²
Find an object that is 4cm

wide roofing of the room 7 verandah

Create two different shapes that each have an area of 24cm²
Locate an item that is ⅓  of a metre high. 33.3cm

Find an object with a perimeter of 1 metre
Measure the length of the tallest girl or boy in the class and compare this to the length of the shortest (currently) girl or boy in the class.
Max: 173 cm

Grace: 150cm

27 cms between the tallest and the shortest.
Find an object that has a perimeter of 1 metre
Record your information onto a table on a document.  Insert your photographs into the table to support your recordings.

You have 45 minutes to complete the scavenger hunt and to present your information.

Purerehua Poem

Purerehua Poem

The whooping noise is music to my ears
Smooth sanded driftwood spinning and spinning vertically and horizontally

Wisssssssshhhhhhhhh the sound just above my head
like a frog in a motorbikes engine
Ow! the sting sliced my finger easily like a tomato

I scream, like a trumpet whining and whimpering

By Cameron

Friday, 22 June 2018

Basic python syntax

Today we experimented with python trinket. We used lists and made circles. We had to write a number_list which uses 1,2's and 3's and so one (numbers) . The while true loop is different to  a for loop because the while loop includes curly brackets and semi colons. We also learnt that there is a library full of different shapes like diamonds, circles, turtles and squares.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Goodnight Mister Tom book review

Goodnight mister Tom

Cameron                                                        12 Room 1

Do you like historical fiction? books well I do! September 1939, as Britain stands on the brink
of the war, many young children from the cities are evacuated to the countryside to escape an
imminent German bombardment. Willie Beech, a boy from Deptford south east of London who is
physically and emotionally abused by his mother, arrives at the home of Tom Oakley, a widower
in his sixties who lives in the village of Little Weirwold. The boy is thin, underfed and covered with
painful bruises, and believes he is full of sin, a result of his upbringing by his mother, a insane,
God-fearing widow. The atmosphere in Little Weirwold is fresh and full of life, and everyone is
friendly. William loves it there and a large change is changing him from a weak lonely little boy
into a healthy friendly lively little boy. Even the topic of conversation is different and more
natural and open in Little Weirwold, everyone knows everyone else and they all look out for
each other; "I'm a little worried, what with her baby due so soon," was the remark made by
a villager in concern for Annie Hartridge the class teacher. In London the topic of conversation
is very stiff, and every-one is suspected of being a "German Spy

The story begins in Winter time when William Beech is first introduced as being an evacuee
all the way from London to live with Mr Tom Oakley.This books setting this book is as I said Little
Weirwold which is a fictional village not far from London. The Setting Of 'Goodnight Mr Tom.'
'Goodnight Mr Tom' is set around the time of evacuation during the 2nd World War. Willie's life
which begins in London as a weak little boy now centres around the village of Little Weirwold
which is situated in the British countryside, as it is the safest place to be during the war. Little
Weirwold is surrounded by fields and William's place of residence, 'Church Cottage' has beautiful
gardens and a lovely, peaceful and quiet graveyard making up the grounds

Main Characters
William is thin, underfed and covered with painful bruises, and believes he is full of sin, a result of his upbringing by his mother, a insane, God-fearing widow. Tom is elderly man whose life has been very sad, his wife and boy died of scarlet fever.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018