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Monday, 23 June 2014

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Consolidation

Squares/Triangles
Add/Sub W8

Andrea collects 132 Skittles. Andrea's father gives Andrea 56 more. How many Skittles does Andrea have? 132 + 56 = 188

Joshua has 95 cards. Christina has 59 cards. If Christina gives all of her cards to Joshua, how many cards will Joshua have?  95 + 59 = 154

If there are 485 pencils in the resource room and Bridget puts 44 more pencils inside, how many pencils are in the resource room?
485 + 44 = 529
Harold has 274 marbles. He gets 45 more from Steve. How many marbles does Harold have in all?  274 + 45 = 319

If there are 53 blocks in a box and Christine puts 73 more blocks inside, how many blocks are in the box? 53 + 73 = 126

Subtraction

Denise removes 37 bananas from a supermarket. There were originally 414 bananas in the supermarket. How many bananas are left in the jar?
37 - 414 = 423
Arthur removes 27 pencils from a jar. There were originally 183 pencils in the jar. How many pencils are left in the jar?
27 + 183 = 164
Joyce starts with 284 apples. She gives 27 to Larry. How many apples does Joyce end with?
284 - 27 = 263
Rachel removes 94 bottle caps from a jar. There were originally 227 bottle caps in the jar. How many bottle caps are left in the jar?
94 - 227 = 272
Michael weighs 87 kilograms. Douglas weighs 62 kilograms. How much heavier is Michael than Douglas? 87 - 62 = 25

Pentagons Continue

Anne had 125 cents. She found 65 cents on the sidewalk. She bought a bag of chips for 55 cents. How much money did Anne have then?
125 + 65 + 55 = 225
Jeff had 94 stickers.He used 23 of them this morning. He gave 12 to his friend Ed. How many stickers did Jeff have then?
94 + 23 + 12 = 139
The movie theater has 119 seats. 51 children and 24 adults went to the early show. How many seats were empty?
119 + 51 + 24 =185
Trevor did his math homework for 24 minutes. He did his spelling homework for 7 minutes.He read for 19 minutes. How much more time did Trevor spend doing homework?  24 + 7 + 19 =  50

Angela spent the day at the beach.She saw 17 children swimming in the ocean.  19 children were playing in the sand. 30 children were splashing in the pool.
How many children did Angela see at the beach?
17 + 19 + 30 = 66
There were 47 sailboats and 38 motor boats in the harbor. 29 boats sailed out to sea.
How many boats remained in the harbor?
47 + 38 + 29 = 114
Monica's father cooked 25 hamburgers. Kurt's dad cooked 35 hamburgers. 42 hamburgers were eaten. How many hamburgers were left?
25 + 35 + 42 = 102
The Happy Habitat had 21 koala bears.
They had 15 panda bears.
11 bears were moved to another zoo.
How many bears were left?
21 - 15 - 11 =47
Sparky had 28 balls.
He buried 10 in the garden and 6 behind the garage.
How many balls did Sparky have left?
28 - 10 - 6 = 22
Brett made a bowl of Lucky Letters cereal.
He counted 57 consonants and 22 vowels.
After eating some cereal, he counted only 35 letters.
How many letters did Brett eat? 5

Kiwi Kids New W8

1. In which of the following countries has a major conflict started after ISIS militants took over the city of Mosul?
• a. Morocco
• b. Iraq
• c. Somalia

2. True or false, John Key has publicly stated that New Zealand supports the United  States’ latest military action in Iraq? True

3. Which country won the last football World Cup?
• a. Italy
• b. Brazil
• c. Spain

4. Which of the following countries have announced that they will cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 to combat global warming?
• a. New Zealand
• b. United States
• c. China

5. A food drop was made to help a man in his efforts to cross the Tasman Sea. How is he  traveling from Australia to New Zealand?
• a. paddling a surfboard
• b. swimming
• c. kayaking
• d. rowing

6. The Iguazu Falls are some of the world’s largest and have just recorded their biggest
ever flows. In what part of the world are the Iguazu Falls located?
• a. Africa
• b. Asia
• c. South America

7. Astronomers studying how the universe started have detected the oldest light it is
possible to observe in space. What is the name of the theory that scientists believe
created the universe?
• a. Big Bang Theory
• b. Universal Expansion Theory
• c. Black Hole Theory


8. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was sent to the Canterbury coast after sightings of a plane in the water. What did the crew find when they got there?
• a. a Google wifi balloon
• b. a homemade submarine
• c. another rescue helicopter that had crashed in the water

9. In which UK city will the Commonwealth Games start next month?
It England so they can vrs each other.

10.Michael Schumacher has been released from hospital in France after a skiing
accident in December. In which sport was Michael Schumacher a famous competitor?
• a. Skiing b. Motor Racing c. Football

11.What was thought to responsible for a series of loud bangs and thumps that were felt
across Auckland city last Thursday?
• a. Volcanic tremors
• b. A Meteor Shower
• c. Bomb testing

12.An injured German man was finally brought to hospital after emergency workers and
volunteers took 12 days to rescue him. Where was he rescued from?
• a. Fiordland National Park
• b. Mt Everest
• c. A German Cave

13.In which country would you be most likely to see a sombrero?
• a. Mexico b. Spain c. Argentina

14.A list of the most trusted jobs was released last week. Which of the following occupations had the highest level of trust from the New Zealand public?
• a. Firefighters
• b. Police
• c. Nurses
• d. Teachers

15.The Washington Redskins team are being pressured to change their name as it is
offensive to Native American Indians. What sport do the Washington Redskins play?
• a. basketball
• b. American football
• c. ice hockey

Monday, 16 June 2014

Thinkboard

Kiwi Kids New

Kiwi kids news - Week 7
1. A trust has been launched to over sea an important New Zealand anniversary in 2019. What will New Zealand be celebrating?
a. 150 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ
b. 250 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ
c. 350 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ

2. Who did Brazil play in their opening game of the World Cup?
• a. England
• b. Chile
• c. Croatia

3. What caused the Auckland Harbour bridge to be temporarily closed last week?
• a. high winds affecting traffic
• b. repair work
• c. road workers protesting against a wage decrease

4. At which venue is the national Fieldays agricultural show held each year?
• a. Claudelands Showgrounds
• b. Mystery Creek
• c. the Hamilton Rose Gardens

5. In which country was the main airport attacked by terrorists?
• a. India
• b. Pakistan
• c. Egypt

6. Why has Dan Carter been in the news recently?
• a. he is returning to NZ rugby
• b. he has announced he will be playing for a rugby club in Japan this season
• c. he is planning to switch the position he plays in

7. Why has the head boy at Marlborough Boys College been hailed as a hero?
•a. he dragged a woman from a burning house
•b. he has donated a kidney to a fellow student
•c. he helped rescue a girl who was being swept down a swollen river

8. What is the main language spoken on the island of Santorini?
English
9. What is the name of New Zealand’s base in Antarctica that is getting a $3.9 million refurbishment?
• a. Hillary Base
• b. Scott Base
• c. Kiwi Base

10.True or false, after being found guilty of filing a false donations declaration John Banks has resigned as an MP?
True
11.Why has Wellington’s version of the “Hollywood” sign been given a revamp?
• a. it was damaged in high winds
• b. it has been painted a different colour after motorists complained it was too distracting
• c. the W has been changed to a V to promote a new movie

12.How much money is Kim Dotcom offering as a reward for anyone who can provide information that will help his court case?
• a. $500,000 b. $5 million c. $10 million

13.True or false, Christchurch has announced it will no longer fund the Ellerslie Flower  Show?
True

14.Why was the Solomon Islands in the news last week?
•a. an outbreak of diarrhoea is creating a health crisis
•b. rioting has broken out at their only prison
•c. John Key has visited and committed an extra $2 million in emergency funding

15.What type of transport is going to be removed from the Wellington streets following a decision by the city council?
• a. skateboards
• b. trolleybuses
• c. mobility scooters



Monday, 9 June 2014

Thinkboard

Kiwi Kids News

Kiwi kids news - Week 6

1. Which industry is considered to be the deadliest in New Zealand?
• a. fishing b. forestry c. dairy farming

2. True or false, the Government will introduce a new policy later this month which will require tourists to sit a driving test before being allowed to drive in New Zealand? True

3. Which country is facing allegations of bribery after winning the rights to host the 2022 football World Cup? • a. Australia b. Japan c. Qatar

4. What have police announced they will be introducing to combat speeding?
• a. 200 new road patrol officers that will target known speeding areas
• b. new digital speed cameras that will be introduced across the country
• c. a new law allowing them to confiscate cars from drivers who receive more than two speeding fines in a week

5. The Taliban terrorist group released a video showing the return of a captured American
soldier to US forces. What did they swap him for?
• a. five Taliban members that were detained by the US
• b. weapons - guns and explosives
• c. two Black Hawk helicopters

6. Who said the following in an interview last week: “Here’s the thing, if we are not in it we will never be in it ever again”?
• a. John Key (politician)
• b. Peter Jackson (movie director)
• c. Grant Dalton (sailor)

7. Why has a Coromandel dairy farmer received a $52,500 fine recently?
• a. discharging effluent into a waterway that flows into a harbour
• b. for not providing enough feed for his animals
• c. using water from a local river from irrigation without council consent

5. The Taliban terrorist group released a video showing the return of a captured American
soldier to US forces. What did they swap him for?
• a. five Taliban members that were detained by the US
• b. weapons - guns and explosives
• c. two Black Hawk helicopters

6. Who said the following in an interview last week: “Here’s the thing, if we are not in it we will never be in it ever again”?
• a. John Key (politician)
• b. Peter Jackson (movie director)
• c. Grant Dalton (sailor)

7. Why has a Coromandel dairy farmer received a $52,500 fine recently?
• a. discharging effluent into a waterway that flows into a harbour
• b. for not providing enough feed for his animals
• c. using water from a local river from irrigation without council consent

13.True or false, Nigeria has banned protests in the capital by supporters of the 200 kidnapped schoolgirls? True

14.How many states does the United States have?
• a. 48
• b. 50
• c. 52

15.Basketball hero Steven Adams returned home to New Zealand last week after his team Oklahoma City Thunder were knocked out of the competition. What food did he say he was craving when he arrived?
• a. a pie
• b. roast lamb
• c. fish and chips

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Expirience Straw Oboe

Name:Janice and Gloria

Title of experiment: Straw oboe experiment

Question:
(What do we want to find out?)
How does the straw change if you cut it smaller and smaller if it makes a higher pitched sound or, if it stays quite.
We want how it made that silly noise.
We want to know why do we have to cut it into a point.

Hypothesis:  (what do you think will happen?)
It will sound like a trumpet.
It will sound like someone farted.
It will be strang.
Sound wave will come out.
The straw will vibrate then the sound will come out through the

Procedure:
How will we find out?
(Step by step)


1. Get a straw


2. Flatten the top of the straw with your fingers


3. When you have flattened it then you cut it into to a point

4. Turn it

5. Then blow where the point is.



Results:
What actually happened?
When you blow it make a funny sound. Suddenly when you cut it smaller and smaller it has more of a higher pitched sound.



Conclusions:
What did we learn?
We learnt when you blow into the straw it makes a funny annoying  

Questions:
1. What is producing the sound?
The thing that happens is that the sound makes the phenomenal
2. What pitch did we get when all holes were closed, compared to when the holes were
open?
It makes a high pitch and when it was open it makes a low pitch.
3. What does opening or closing a hole in the straw really mean in terms of vibrating an
air column?
The straw

Procedure:
4. Repeat step 2 with another straw. (DO NOT CUT HOLES IN THIS STRAW)
5. Take the pair of scissors and cut small pieces off the end of the straw while blowing as
shown in the diagram below. Repeat while cutting off more of the straw.
Questions:
What happens to the pitch as you cut off pieces of the straw? It sound like a low or high pitch. Why? Because photo (2).JPG