Amazing Race ‘Team Skills’

Hi everybody,

Today I am going to be reflecting on my group’s performance and the habits of the mind we used in the Amazing race.

This is the habits of mind  and the 1 tick means that 1 group used that habit of mind

This is the habits of mind and the 1 tick means that 1 group used that habit of mind

I think that over all, my group performed really well in the amazing race. I think so because we always helped each other and we persisted and half of the races we finished (just in time). I think our most successful itinerary/leg was Sydney.

Here is the first part of my maths book were my group put our habits of the mind.

Here is the first part of my maths book were my group put our habits of the mind.

Here is the second part of my maths book were we wrote what our % were , and what our most important habit of the mind is.

Here is the second part of my maths book were we wrote what our % were , and what our most important habit of the mind is.

As a class we listed all of the habits of the mind which led onto our next task: Which was for us as a group to identify our 8 best habits of mind we used. These are the habits of mind we used: Questioning, Working interdependently, persisting, finding humour, thinking flexibly, organisation, striving for accuracy and listening with empathy and understanding. After we finished discussing what our top 8 were we all got together and collated our data. For that we all had to tick the habits of the mind we used on the whiteboard.

In our group we had to give our habit of the mind a % for how important it was for your group. For example: persisting, you might give that 25% and questioning 15%. But you have to make sure it equals 100%.

With the data we collated we had to create a pie chart. For that we had to go into excel and type in the A row, the name of the habit of the mind. And in the B row the percentage we gave it. The main criteria for the pie chart was that you had to have a chart title and labelled data. Click on the picture to make it clearer.

Here is my pie chart. It is labelled and it has a chart title.

Here is my pie chart. It is labelled and it has a chart title.

What I learnt from the task in relation to working in a team is that you always have to be open to new ideas. You also have to listen, question and communicate with your team members otherwise nobody will know who is doing what, so you will get people doing the same task. Which means you will never get anything done.

Have a great day

tthit

Wonder…….

Hi everybody,

 

This is my 2nd book review and it’s about Wonder written by R.J Palacio. I am going to be telling you about some of the major events that happened in Wonder and my opinion of the book.

Have you read Wonder?

How would you like to have a face that everybody screams, runs away or teases about because that is the life of August. Wonder is an inspiring story about a boy called August (Auggie) who has a “deformed” face. It is a book about hope, courage never giving up and is an inspirational story.

 

He lives with his mum, dad and his sister Via (Oliver) and not to forget Daisy (the dog). He also has never gone to school before!

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August has formed new friendships and made new enemy’s he has to go through lots of horrifying things until everybody accepts him.

Some brave carrying people have stood up to all the bullies and helped Auggie through his emotional ride. They definitely have put meaning into this saying: When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. – By: Dr Wayne W. Dyer

I give Wonder:starsOut of 5

 

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore!!!

Hi everybody,

Today and yesterday the grade 5s watched The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. The movie had NO dialog (speech).

Here is my recount of the movie:

Mr. Morris Lessmore was writing, when a wind/tornado came. Everything was lifted up into the air and spun around and then got dropped, everything was black and white after that. Then Mr. Morris Lessmore walked along a path and a lady with an alphabet skirt, was flying in the air with books tied onto a string in her hand. Then one of the books jumped down and made everything colourful. Inside the book was a picture of Humpty dumpty and he was telling him to follow, so he did. At the end of the path he came to a grand library, and then went inside to follow the Humpty dumpty book. He walked down a long corridor and heard the Humpty dumpty book playing the piano, so he went in and started dancing to the music with the books. He woke up on a giant book. He got up, and gave the books alphabet cereal and then put there “jackets” on. Then he saw an old book that he had to fix. He then gave out books to the public which gave them colour. He finished writing his book about his life. He was an old man now so the books made him young and took up into the sky where he gave a little girl his book he wrote, so that she can look after the books.

These are what I thought were the messages:

  • Books give you colour and meaning
  • Never give up (on life)
  • Books can change your life
  • Expressions, lights and colour can tell the mood

 

 

These techniques helped me think of messages:

–         Colour

–         Using ideas from other films

–         Expressions

–         Light/Dark

–         Body language

–         Music

Here is one of the things that I noticed:

When it is dark, gloomy and dull the mood, peoples expression and body language is sad. But when it is happy it is colourful, bright and the music was fast and happy, and the peoples expression and body language is happy.

 

fantastic flying book

Before question

Have you ever seen this movie and what do you think?

To see this movie go

HERE

(This video is posted on the 12th August)

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After question

What do you think of this movie?

Be Safe

tthit

Brilliant Base Words

Hi everyone,

This term we are learning about different types of words. So far we have been learning about base words. Base words are words that you can add on other words to make new words. For example: Friend. You can add on, ly, to make friendly or, ship, to make friendship etc.

This is a table I made of base words with their  Pre fix and Suffix’s.

 

Base word tableBe Safe

Ti