Thursday, 26 October 2017

Money shot

Money shot  27/10/17
This photo justifies the heart of waimairi school because every class goes to the library at least once a week, and some kids go there at break.

The library is also very inviting because there is a lot of kids work on the walls. You can learn and find out new things.

You can work with new people and make new connections.





Memories

 Memories 
My mum’s best friend asked if I wanted to come to the RSPCA, where she works. The RSPCA is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. they look after animals that have been hurt, or abandoned and find them a new home.

Because I love animals I said yes. I was nervous, on the way, I was thinking about all the cute animals I would see like fluffy dogs, cats and other animals but I would also see scary animals like snakes.

We're almost  there, I can see the big sign the says RSPCA, it also says in a tiny font, vets. We pull into the car park and as soon as we get out of the car, Tracy ran over and gave my mum a massive hug.

We start to walk towards the entrance and I see another sign that says staff only, I felt special, but as soon as I looked the other way I felt sad because I saw the adoption sign and all the sad but thankful dogs, cats and animals.

We walk in and my mum gives me big hug and say have a good time. When my mum leaves Trace says let's go, and we start walking, I follow her into the room with all the different animals, some I've never seen before, like different lizards and insects.


She asks me what I wanted to see first, my personal favourite animal are dogs, so I said I would go and see the puppies. As we walk through all the big rooms, I see a little kitten that is so cute I really wanted to see it closer, so I tell Tracy that I would like to see the kitten. We turn around and walk towards the cage it stays in.

As I walk towards the kitten it gets smaller and smaller, and smaller. I finally reach the kitten, I pick it up, really, is this real, it is actually 
the size of my palm and I was six, this was the smallest cat ever.
It was almost to small.

We get and keep walking, I see parrots, I see guinea pigs, I also see snakes. We  reached the puppy's and they are all excitable Labradors. I climbed into their pen and they all get so excited they are jumping everywhere and barking. I sit down and I get drowned in puppies.

Now I get scared what did she just say, do I want to go and hold a snake.  “Ah yes“ I say as soft as I can, “come on then. “ She walked even quicker than ever because she was so excited but for me it was nerve racking, my heart was pumping sonic speed and all of my blood rushes to my head.

We get to the glass cage where the snake lives, ok let's do this. She lifts the snake out and it puts it right on my neck, my bear skin. It's so, wait. What?  It isn't slimy. It's dry and scaley.  “Okay take it off” now I say.  I am relieved that part is over. I spend the rest of the afternoon watching Tracy treating animals and before I know it, I'm sad it's over.









Thursday, 28 September 2017

Art reflection

Art reflection 14/9/17
This art term we had to make a sculpture out of found objects.

I made my sculpture with Hamish g. It is a bongo drums set, with metal wire holding the drums up.

What went well was that we were able to change our idea quickly so we were able to get on with it and keep going.

Found art is art that is made out of objects that are found in your house or you haven't bought the stuff.

Our inspiration was a lady that twisted the wire around sea glass ( glass that has been the sea that is smooth ).

Next time I would Change how we think about our ideas bye thinking about something that we can actually achieve.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Catapult

Catapult 22/6/17 week 8
Force is when you push, pull or throw something. For example if you throw a tennis ball and put a lot of force on it will go very fast and far ,but if you don't put force on it the cotton ball won't go far or fast. We made a catapult, we also made a graph for our data.
We changed the amount of rubber bands that we put on the cotton ball, we also changed how many cotton balls we fired. We were changing the amount of rubber bands and cotton balls that were fired, we were changing these things to see the effect it had on the distance.
I wonder if you fire more rubber bands and cotton balls if it will still go further or not.
We used popsicle sticks,plastic spoons and Sellotape to stick everything together. The measurements were quite high after three rubber bands to seven. 
The steps are to get three popsicle sticks and stick them together to make the base. Then you get a plastic spoon and stick that onto the base, and there you are you have a catapult. 
The force behind this is that if you pull back on the catapult spoon hard then it will go further, but if you only tap the spoon the cotton ball won't go far. I could use this catapult as a model if I want to make a bigger version. It could also help me in maths because we have learnt about weight. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Science

Rocket balloons  25/5/2017 week 4
What i’ve done: rocket balloons.

What I found out: if you put the straw on the string and it is too steep then it won't have enough power to get up it. Also it doesn't have enough to make it up the whole way so it only makes it half way. 

What I wonder: if you connect another balloon the the first one if it makes it go the whole way because of the extra air.



Chair pulley 8/6/17
I got to choose between three options for science which was a chair pulley a ping pong ball ramp or go outside and play with the force with a basketball. I chose the chair and pulley because was interested in moving weights up and down or side to side. I made it with Leon and Liam, we were changing the steepness to see if it would work. We used chairs, rope and a basket. 

I found out that if you make the rope steeper than normal it won't work because it's too steep and the rope can't take the weight. 

I found out that if you make the ropes steeper but you make the basket lighter  it will work.

I wonder if you make the ropes bigger and more of them to hold to hold the weight and make the basket heavier if it will still work.


Catapult 7/6/17
I made catapults with leon. I chose to make the catapult because I wanted to beat everyone in the competition on who could shoot the cotton ball the longest. 

I found out that if you weighed the cotton ball with rubber bands then will go further and if you make it a hand powered catapult it will go further.

I wonder if you just fire rubber bands if it goes further.


Catapult 12/6/17
This science time I was gathering data with leon, we were gathering data about our catapult and the distance it could go. We found out that if you put more than 5 rubber bands on the cotton ball that even though everyone says the more rubber bands the further the cotton ball will go, we found out that 3 our 4 rubber bands on it will make it go further.


I wonder if you stick another cotton ball to the first one if it will go further.


Mini golf course 15/6/17
Today I made a mini golf course with Jackson, Sean, Sam and I. We tried a lot of different designs and all of them didn't work.

I found out that if you hit the ball to hard then it definitely won't go into the hole because it will bounce out of the track.

I wonder if you make the trAck steeper but flat and no bumps if it will work.




High ropes

I'm so excited to climb, I'm next. 

I'm belaying. Sean is climbing now. My stomach is tingling with fear. Sean says he wants to come down now. It's getting even more nerve racking, he is down now. I feel like all of my blood is rushing to my stomach.

I strap my belt on and I start. I climb higher and higher and higher, I feel like I'm on top of the world. It’s so high. Let's get to the top. 

All I have to do is high five the top bar it can't be that hard, but it's a lot harder than I thought, I can't reach the top, just a little bit more yay! I got it ! I did it, now it's time to get down, 

Let's go, I let go of the wall, I can hear the the
 rope zipping down the belt, I am really proud of myself.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Clothing

Once bright blue and spring with colour now I am unwashed and dirty, unloved and old, I haven't been worn in years. Now busted and split, I was the reason why he won his matches, now that I've been replaced he loses every single game. I sometimes wonder if he still cares about me or even loves me he hasn't worn me in ages I can't wait till he does, if he does. What am I.