For the past couple of days I have been working on my editing. This is for a film, I am not making a whole new film because I do not nave a Shotlist or any ideas. But I am, making a film on my progress for my passion project. So my teacher can see that I did my passion project not my sisters or my brother. My film only goes for 24 seconds because I forgot to take many photos while I was doing my project. But I do have every photo going for two seconds. I edited this on Premiere because I thought I was going to challenge myself because I do not know how premiere works that much. I did not learn anything different because I just put my photos and music in and then I will be done. I have put all my photos in but I have not found music to put in yet and then I will be done.
For the past term and a half we have been reading boy overboard. I really like this book because it is humours when your starting to board and then you listen again. Also I liked how it was sad in some parts and then it became happy that was a highlight in the book for me. I did not really like the ending it was just plain that was probably the low light of the book because you were getting all excited if they found there parents all not and then it just ended on a plain note. The main character was probably Bibi and Jamal. So what happened in the book? So the started off in Afghanistan and there family loved soccer. Girls like Bibi were not allowed to come out of there home because there face and hair has to be covered so she did not come out of her room and when she did she got in trouble by her parents. Then they were playing soccer with there friends and they accidently kicked the soccer ball into the land mine area. They loved soccer and that was there only soccer ball because they could not afford another one. So they went out and Jamal accidently stepped on a land mine but luckily the land mine was already blasted. Because the government was so mean there, there mother got kid napped and there house got blown up because there mother was running an illegal school. Some how here mother escaped and they drove as far as they could in there dads taxi to a Refugee camp and they met a new friend called Omar and he tried to steal there soccer ball. But after that they found a boat that took them to Australia so they caught it but before that Omar through the soccer ball into the sea and Bibi could not swim but jumped in after the ball. So then offcourse Jamal jumped in after her and they got the soccer ball but it was ripped apart but then Omar saved Bibi and Jamal got out himself. But while they did they lost there parents but they have to get on the boat so they got on the opposite boat to there parents. While they were sailing pirates took over there boat and they were taking all the young girls. Jamal hid Bibi and they did not find her but they did not take over the ship so they survived. Then they arrived a little island about 4000 km away. But then they heard the news that there parents boat had sunk. Read this book and you will now the out come. I rate this book a 7/10 because of the ending.
Every 2nd week we get a problem that is different to every one else’s in our class. My problem was, Two hundred and twenty seven students were standing at assembly. Every tenth student was chosen to collect a news sheet. How many students were chosen? I figured out this problem very easily I thought if it is every tenth student and two hundred twenty seven students I thought I would divide it and that would give me my answer so that is what I did and that gave me an answer of 22 it actually came up with 22.7 seven but I figured out that you could not split a student into seven tenths.
For the past few lessons we have been investigating win at the fair I remember this from Year 4 but I did not know what we were going to do this time this was more complicated from Year 4 as you would expect. So first we played the real one were you do not profit money you lose it. We made a class table and our own.
Then we saw if we were the owners we would of lost $61 if people played 122 games. The rules are you have to pay $1 to play. The rest you could make up your self. Then the next lesson we made our own game I made up some rules myself but I do not think it is that realistic because I had $0 in the middle so they could not really win.
Around the sides I had two $5s, one $4, one $3. Three $2, three one dollars, two twenty cent pieces and one fifty cent. These were my rules maximum seven rolls but there were dots on the game board so you got an extra roll, if you roll doubles you start again. If you land on a orange dot you go up a step and that is it. On our second last lesson we explored the software on maths 300 and made our own game board on the software.
We found out that you could not put money in the middle and if you put money on one side it goes onto the other side. I made a really good board game I think because it is appealing and I profit about 50 cents a game and I found out if I trialled one thousand games I made a profit of 500 dollars. That is what the data showed anyway. I also made a bad board game and I lost 58 cents per game which is not good for a school fundraiser. This is because I did not think smart and I had too much money around the sides and I did not think about where the rolls went with the arrows.
I think Win at the Fair is a really fun investigating so I encourage you to investigate the problem in its self.
This is my video. My three teaching points are
1 Guiding the ball down with one hand
2 Pointing my toe [follow through]
3 Kicking the ball accurately on the run
I think I kicked the ball accurately I followed through but I did not guide it down with one hand.
Today in PE we did the punt to start off the lesson we had to film are self’s doing the punt to be honest I think my technique was bad in the film but I could do better. Then we went inside to do a fun game called around the world. I think I had not played this since year 3 so I was delighted to play it. Today was a good session mixed with technology activity’s.
Over the past few weeks I have been reading a book about Basketball. This author is a family friend of ours and I really like his books. I have read all of them I think I have read all the Fox Swifts and I have just read Ball stars heat wave the first one and I will start reading the second one now. This story was about a team that had won about three champion ships in a row and the was five benches and they never got to go on. Then this club team for school came out and they joined the Robdale Raptors and they were versing the heat who had never lost a game before. I will leave the rest for you to read. This genera was sport. I would recommend this book to people because it is funny in a lot of bits and people who like sports I think they would like it. I would rate this book an 8 and a half out of ten.
Today in inquiry we watched another TED talk this TED talk was about where he lives in Kenya and what his live stock does. He talked about how his life stock was endangered by lions. In Australia we do not have to worry about that we only have to worry about other things such as foxes rabbits and many other things. If you do not know where Kenya is it is in the south of Africa. About a year ago Richard saw many planes fly above him and about a year ago he dreamed of being a pilot of one of them or just going in one of them. His first invention was an electrical fence but when he was testing it he got shocked so he did not try that again. This is Richards story. He went out one night with his torch and walked around for a bit but then when he went out in the morning he realised that the lions did not come. So he took his mums radio apart and learnt many things from it even though he got in so much trouble from his mum. Then he came up with a genius invention with a solar panel, wires , car battery and a torch bulb and made this invention. This worked and now Richard is installing them in other property’s in Kenya and now got a scholarship to the best school in Kenya. I think his message was change can change quickly and something can change dramatically in a year. The difference between Thomas Suarez and Richard is that Richards is more confronting and more pictures which I think made it more realistic.
When I am reading it looks like I am relaxed, comfortable and I am deep into my book. If I do not like my book I will not like it straight away because I will not put it down in the middle of the book. I like to be in a silent place where there is no noise surrounding me. I also like reading in bed that is probably my spot when I am reading. It feels like I am stuck in my book and time fly’s but if I have spare time I probably would not read. The book that I am reading now I am really enjoying which is Ball Stars Heat Wave by David Lawrence. My favourite books are sport and humour genres.
Today in Triple R we have kept exploring digital citizenship. This is being nice and friendly online. Today we talked about Digital Etiquette. This is a set of rules for how to behave online. We watched a video this video was about etiquette. I learnt a lot of things from this video this what I learnt, people can change there behaviour online, Trolls, it is pretty easy to not be identified online, Treat others the way you want to be treated. Humour is not obvious online, you need to communicate clearly, you need to ask permission of the person you are talking about or posting online. If you are going to say something online just say it to there face, once it is out it is out, once people put stuff online there anonymous and don’t flame people. So I will talk about some of these. Flaming is not good because it starts a fight that is not needed. Trolls and flaming is pretty much the same except your a trouble maker if you troll someone and they want to start an augment. If you post something online you are anonymous to the online world and last of all you need permission because it could end up into a unneeded fight on the internet.