Friday, May 27, 2011

Marble Slide Part 1

Miss Ouano had news papers on the side of her chair and I wondered what they were for. Then she said that we were going to make a slide that had to carry a marble from the table to the ground. I knew exactly what to make. The only hard part of it was that we had to make it in 10 minutes.

We had to make the slide out of 6 pieces of paper and 1 metre of tape. We worked out different strategies but only 1 seemed to stick. Rita’s strategy. You had to roll paper up and stick it into each one.

Ashleigh, Rita and I made a slide that was taped to the table, with a curve that went strait down to the ground. Our slide was made out of to rolled up pieces of paper. It didn’t take very long before we were finished. I tested the marble then... SUCCESS! The marble had gone through both tubes of paper.

Our group had done a great job. Sure, our one was wobbly at times but it a stayed to the ground. All the other groups hadn't finished yet so it was a big advantage. That made me even more proud of our work.

If I had a chance to change anything I wouldn't. Our tower was standing and when you look around the room most of the slides weren't finished. I thought our idea was really good.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Redesigning Our Net Book Bags

The task that Miss Ouano gave us really fun. We had to redesign our net book bags and drew it in our topic books. I put an Ipad, Touch screen TV and a MP3 player on it. My other decision was to put a hand made key and lock that was one of a kind. Nobody could copy the complexity of the key.

What I made bigger was the size if the net book bag. Then I added Ipad, Touch screen TV and a MP3 player onto it. I replaced the zips with a hand-made key that nobody could copy, I also put a security system that when you touch it, it goes on complete lock-down.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Marble Slide Part 2

Planning:Our groups are doing the marble slide again. We are rolling up three pieces of news paper, and are making two right angle turns. The stand is also made of rolled pieces of paper.

What We Did:The plan didn’t go as well as we thought it would go. Our tubes of paper didn’t stick together and Ashleigh was making a gutter shape that wasn’t part of the plan. Rita and I were putting tubes together and sticking stuff in. I think our slide didn’t go as planned because we didn't follow the plan, we didn't use our new paper properly and we changed the plan.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Playing With Picasa

Our reading group have been learning how to use Picasa. You can put photos on to it and make it into a slide show. We have also learned how to put them on our blog.

Vote For The Best Introdution.

I wrote two paragraphs about my easter holidays. The only difference is the first one goes strait into action. The second paragraph tells you what I was thinking. Please leave a comment and say which paragraph you liked best.

“ GO!” Yelled my mum.My Sisters, cousins and I separated through out the house. I sprinted to the front of the house, grabbing all of the gold Easter eggs. Once I got all of the gold eggs, I ran to the side of the house and grabbed the other eggs. The Easter Egg Hunt had started.

Look at all of the prizes that you could get. What if I could find the most gold eggs in the easter egg hunt and got the biggest prize of them all, a GIANT BUNNY? To do that, I would have to find them, and beat the other kids to the easter eggs.