Sunday, November 29, 2009
On Monday the 16th of November our classroom and other classroom went over to Pukekohe High School for the science lab introduction. When we were there we learn t about the stuff that we were going to be taught at high schools. The lab teacher gave us all booklets that we had to fill in. Things that were different from a classroom in this lab was that the desks were arranged differently. Als0 the surrounding were much different. Our first sort of lesson we had was having learn how to draw scientific tools. Then naming them and finding out what they do. Next we had to experiment with bunsen burner to a gas output and then lite a match to ignite the gas. This was very exciting. Next we had to experiment with the flame. The orange flame that came out first was the saftey flame. The next flame we experimented with was the blue flame. We created the blue flame by opening a air hole on the barrel of the Bunsen burner turning it blue. We then investigated which flame would be hotter. The blue flame was much hotter than the orange flame. Finally we experimeneted with chemical. We had to heat them over the Bunsen burner and waited until it changed colour. It started blue than went to orange.
Recently the year 8 students have been having lessons which is about ballroom dancing. We are all doing this in prepration for the year 8 leavers social. Our dancing tutor is a person from the dance studio named stepz. His name is Simon and he is a great teacher. We learn many dances such as rock and roll, cha-cha, tango and many more. My favorite dance of them all would be the tango by far. When we go to these lessons we go with two other classrooms.
On Thursday 26 of November, other students and myself had the opportunity to attend zone athletics. It was a really great day. I was in for the 100m sprints, the 200m sprints and the relay. My first race was at 10:15 and it was the 200m Sprints. The organizers were taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place getter to the finals. In this race i came 4th place and made it to the finals. After this race i was so tired and feeling sick that i had to make my self throw up. Next the 100m sprints, unfortunately i got 5th place and did not advance to the finals. My 200m finals were not to far away. I got 4th again and was very pleased. Finally the relay race happend our team came 5th but we were still happy.
On Tuesday the 17th of November, our school had their annual athletics day at Growers and Turners Stadium. There were many events that people could enter in such as. Field events: High jump, long jump, discus, and shot put. In the track events there were 100m sprints, 200m, 400m, 800m, and a mammoth 1500m race. I had entered in the 100m and 200m sprints. The races were intense but enjoyable at the same time. First the 1500m races went first. The order of the race ages went like this. First the junior girls, then junior boys. Intermediate Girls after that intermediate boys. Senior girls and finally senior boys. This order happened in every track event. Next my first race came up, the 100m sprints. The juniors went first. Then my turn, i walked up to the start line with all of my heat. In my view and other peoples opinion, our group was the fastest heat. All the fast people from Intermediate boys were in this heat. The gun blew and we were off. I had come first place in that race, my time; 13.25 Seconds. I was now in the finals. My next race was the 200m Sprints. My hardest competition in that race was Caleb Krone. I was determined not to let him beat me, because he was a year 7 and if i got beaten it would be embarrassing. Luckily i came through and got first place. The 100m finals came up i won that race by diving and won the 200m finals. I was now going to zone for 100m sprints and 200m sprints.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Zone Touch this year was an awesome day. With our school sending three teams a Boys team, A Girls team, and a Mixed team. The day was almost perfect, with the rain coming down and drenching our P.E Clothes. But there was also many highlights. Boys Taking 3rd place, Girls taking 2nd place and mixed team coming 4th.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
For my music Authentic Challenge, i worked with a classmate. Our website was named tempestuous, which focused mainly on heavy metal rock. We had to create a recording artist and post information about him/her on our website. You also had to include a biography, discography, awards, lyrics from a song, album play list, a recorded song and a photo gallery. One of our hardest problems to get around was uploading photos and choosing colors. Our website hyperlink is Tempestuous12.web.com. some of our classmates entered in the Net Guide school Website design competition.