## Monday, 24 September 2018

### Order Of Operations

Today's maths session was spent revising and teaching people about BEDMAS or BODMAS. It stands for: brackets, exponents, division, multiplications, addition, and subtraction. I worked with Jeremiah and Ofa For this activity we were asked to choose three of the questions that we answered to explain how we got our answers. We have chosen questions that require us to abide by the BEDMAS rules. On our DLO there is an answer sheet that will give you the answers to the other questions. Also an explanation explaining how we got our answers.

### SHOUTYKID: How Harry Riddles Got Nearly Almost Famous

For the past two weeks in reading we have been doing a book study on a book of our choice. I chose to do SHOUTYKID: How Harry Riddles Almost Nearly Got Famous. The reason that I chose this book is because he is a lot like me and on the first page it says that if you like The Diary Of The Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates series you are definitely going to like this. Throughout the three week I have really enjoyed doing this because I have learnt so many new things that I did not know before.

## Thursday, 20 September 2018

### Spaghetti Bridge Testing

For the past two weeks for inquiry we have been making bridges out of spaghetti. We only had limited amount of supplies. Towards finishing our bridges there was not that much rubber bands left, so we had to improvise and use strings. Once we were finished, it was time to test them. We attached as many bricks as possible until it broke. The span of our bridge was 26.5cm and it was able to hold five bricks. I think we could have made our bridge a bit wider.  For this task I worked with Carl, Joseph and Alexander. At the end Jack and Sanujan's group did the best because their bridge was able to hold 6 bricks.

## Wednesday, 19 September 2018

### Special Duffy Assembly

Today, we had an unusual day. That's because we had our term 3 Duffy Assembly. Like normal, we had our special guests. Although today's guest was none other than comic book legend, Michel Mulipola. You may not of heard of this artist, although you should most defiantly see what he does. He came here to tell his life story, and what he does as a career. He explained about his personal life, and what he likes doing outside of illustrating. We even found that he is a professional wrestler that is a semi-professional gamer in the gaming franchise Tekken. Although that was not the main reason as to why he was here. He was here to tell his story of reading, and give us our Duffy Books. We all thank him for what he had done today, and we hope he'll return

## Monday, 17 September 2018

### Why Are Bridges Built? - Explanation

Why Are Bridges Built?

This isn’t about tunnels, nor is it about towers, but instead bridges. We cross many of them everyday. But have you ever thought about why we have bridges? It's a question we don’t really think about, and don’t necessarily know the answer too.

First of all, why are bridges built? These wonderful structures help us connect in many ways with different people and places. Bridges are built to carry traffic from obstructed places where you can’t build a road, (for example over rivers and lakes). They provide a pathway from two separate locations, and allow you to pass by the things that obstruct your routine.

Secondly bridges are constructed out of many different materials such as: iron, stone, wood, concrete and plastic. So there are many different types of bridges at different strength levels. Bridges made out of wood is the least strongest among the rest of the materials and steel would be the strongest. So more people would use steel as opposed to wood.

Lastly, what would we do without bridges? If we had no bridges we would have not be able to go over lakes, rivers and large ponds. We would need to use helicopters, boats, airplanes and subways. For example; back in 1857 before the Panmure Bridge was built, people used a small floating platform called a punt. This was not very stable, it would usually leak and it needed a lot of repairs. The people were really frustrated and it influenced them to write a petition to build the a bridge over the Tamaki River.

Bridges, bulky brilliant structures all around us. We cross many of them everyday, when we are going to school, work or shopping. This why we need bridges, without them it would not be same, and we would not we able to go to places as easy as we can today.
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This week for writing we have been looking at explanation. Since our topic for inquiry is structures we were to write our explanation about why are bridges built? In our explanation we were not aloud to use a rhetorical question as our hook because we have used it a lot in the past. So I chose to do my hook as what its not. We also needed to have a colon and a semi colon in our piece of writing. I learnt that back in 1857 before the Panmure Bridge was built, people used a small floating platform called a punt.

## Sunday, 16 September 2018

### HIIT - Final Week

For the past 15 weeks LS2 has been apart of an Auckland University research program. This program is called HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). We have been doing this twice a week for 15 weeks. At the start of the program we were getting puffed a lot faster than we are today: due to the lack of exercise. Now that we have been doing HIIT for a long time we are much fitter and we aren't getting puffed as fast as we used to.  I have really enjoyed doing HIIT because it helped me become fitter and I have also learnt a new way to exercise. The exercise that I did not enjoy doing was push ups because my arms would really hurt and I just don't like doing push ups in general. The exercise that really enjoyed doing was star jumps because it's one of the easier exercises. I really hope I can do even more HIIT in the future because it has really helped me and a lot of other people to become a lot fitter than we were before.