Wednesday, November 09, 2016

P.E: Throwing

I am blogging this because I want to share what I have done in throwing and how well I did.
For P.E I did lots of stuff, one of the things that I did was throwing. For throwing we had to get a tennis ball and throw it as far as we can. I think we had to throw it over-arm. Once we threw as far as we could then we had to get a cone and put it were the ball had landed. The person that came first was Daniel and second place went to me. Mrs Carr took this lesson of throwing, it was really fun too. Here is a photo of me throwing:

(Didn't throw that fair in the photo)


Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Multiplication Strategies

Maths Strategies


I did this maths with Brayden and we did multiplication strategies. The equation as you see in the photo is 44 x 6. We did 4 strategies and they were RA (Reverse Addition), D & D (Double & Double), D & H (Double & Half) and PV (Place Value). The answer to the equation is 264. My favourite number strategy was Double and Double because it made me think the most.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Compare & Contrast Essay

Comparing Horses and Donkeys

Horses and Donkeys will appear very similar, but they in fact, have lots of unique and quite stunning differences. So while they do have similarities, there are lots of differences that you may not know. This separates them surprisingly well.


Both creatures are mammals, so they are warm blooded, hairy animals.  Female horses and donkeys also secrete milk (produce milk). There territory takes place on farms or immense grass areas so they have plenty of food to eat around them. They enjoy to remain around those places as they are herbivores.

As I said before, horses and donkeys are herbivores, which means, they can only eat plants. When I say they eat plants, that includes: Poaceae, also know as grass (type of plant), Hay (dried up grass) and Leafs. Although they are known by lots to eat plants they also eat Apples and sugar as treat.

Unlike other farm animals (for example chickens) lay eggs, but horses and donkeys give birth to live young meaning they do not lay eggs. They basically go through the process of a human giving birth to a child, and is fed their mother's milk for around 6 months.

All animals have some different kingdoms and some have the same kingdoms, well horses and donkeys both have the same kingdom and there from the same family. The kingdom that they’re in is called the Equus kingdom, which in it are horses, donkeys, zebras and mules. And the family that they are in is called Equidae.



Their lifespan range is from 25 - 30 years long, unlike other farm animals they live lots longer. Other animals might live 10-12, 10-15, 15-18 years long but horses live 25 - 30 years long. If horses live in the wild, they can live up to 40 years old.

Horses can run at a speed of 40 - 48 KmH. That's almost the speed of a leopard because leopards can run at a max speed of 58 KmH. For a big animal like a horse, that is a decent speed. They have 4 speeds called gaits, the 1st gait is when they walk (slow speed), their 2nd speed is trotting (like jogging),  the 3rd speed is called canter (a little faster than jogging), and the last speed is called galloping (the fastest they can go).

Back in the old days, wild horses were domesticated by people all across the country of Eurasia. It was about 6000 years ago, that was in 4000 BC! The horses that are owned by people were domesticated in 3,500 BC, that was 5,700 years.


The lifespan of a Donkey range is from 12 - 15 years so they don’t live a very long life, an African Wild Donkey can live from 23-25 years old and an Onager also known as Hemione or Asiatic Wild Donkey can live up to 26 years old.

Domesticated Donkeys can gallop up to a speed of 40 miles/H. The fastest donkey is called an Asiatic Donkey (Onager) and it can go to a speed of 43 miles/H. Like Horses, Donkeys have speed gaits, but only 3. The slowest gait is of course Walk, this is just walking normally. Their 2nd gait is Trot, that is kind of like jogging. And the 3rd and fastest gait is Galloping, it is like running.

Donkeys were domesticated in 3000 BC, about 5,200 years ago! The first captivity of wild donkeys were domesticated in Egypt and Western Asia from 2500 B.C to 2800 B.C, that was 4510 - 4810 years ago. Back then wild and domesticated donkeys were used to carry / ride people around.


Horses and Donkeys may appear similar, but they indeed have quite the difference. They both have different body shape, different age and different uses. After all they are very similar, but different animals.      

Friday, October 28, 2016

My Baby Sister!

This is my baby sister, she is 9 months old and is very cute. She can say "mama" and she can stand if she is holding something. She can now crawl but I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing lol. Here is a photo of me and her in Ohakune:
She loves photos and whenever I make a with her, she always smiles :) Its the same with photos too. She always smiles for photos. One night when me and my mum played some music, my baby sister started dancing! She is a better dancer than I am though... I love taking photos with her because she is so cute and snugly in her onesie. Here is another photo:

Maths Task

This is my maths task and for this task we had to write down in our books number sentences for the problems. And when we finished doing that we had to create the word problems to match the number sentences.
I am learning to use my knowledge to match it with a different type of sentences.

Digital Art

In this blog post I am going to be showing you my art and describing the meanings of what it has and who this is. So if you didn't know who this is already, this is Markiplier, the Youtuber with many subscribers. You see those lines on the head on the left side of the face and on the to right corner, those are supposed to be shadows of the face. The hair is reddish because that's the colour of his hair and finally the moustache is what he sometimes represents himself with. I did the hair colour for the background of the moustache and the colour of the moustache for the background or the head. Hopefully you like my art :)
I am learning to use google drawing more professionally.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Shot Put Blogpost

I am blogging this because I want to share my project with the rest of the hub.

Project Topic: Shot Put

Photo/Screenshot of Project (insert below)

Finish these starters:
  • Something I enjoyed about my project was creating it because in the process of making it, I learnt a lot of new stuff.

  • The most challenging thing about my project was finding some information because I looked on one site to find some information, but then I went on a different site to find different information and it was the same stuff.

  • The main skill I got better at was using my revising learning muscle I got better at it by after I write something I would always check back to make sure it makes sense so I wouldn't have to restart.

  • Something interesting I learnt was that cannonballs weigh less than shot put balls.                   

  • What I would most like to change about my project is how the writing it upside down on the photo because it’s hard for other people to read.

  • I would like to do my next PBL about Science Experiments.

Choose three learning muscles and explain how you used them during your PBL.
Absorption: I was really focused in my project when I was writing my facts.

Revising: When I finished writing my facts, I looked back at my writing and fixed 1 or 2 things.

Noticing: After I got everything done on my project, I used this muscle and noticed that I missed 2 letters in a word.

Create a Description of Your Project
This needs to have either video or audio. You can use any app you like. Include a link here. You will embed it as part of your Reflection PBL Blog Post.


Hi, my name is Julius and I am going to describe my project. My project is about men's and women's shot put ever since it started. I did a poster with information about shot put from the old days and new days. Some things you may know and some things you probably won’t. If you read my project you will see that there are world records that you probably don’t know about because they haven’t been broken for years now. You should learn way more about this sport after you have seen my project. Thank you for watching, and I hope you like my project. BYE.