Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Mitchell letter to John Key

Pt England School
130 Pt England Road
Pt England
New Zealand


Dear Prime Minister John Key,

Kia Ora and greetings. My name is Mitchell. I am an Year 6 student currently attending Pt England School in Auckland. I would like to discuss a complaint I have to make. The problem is that people around New Zealand have been dumping rubbish in our sea, and in our oceans. It causes pollution and spreads across the country. We need to do something about it.

I think you should stop people from chucking rubbish in the sewer and the sea as a law. Not just that but I think you should start up some competitions. Every month or week you should start a competition named “Go away it’s not rubbish day” where everyone collects up rubbish and whoever collects the most rubbish wins a mega prize. You should also get every rubbish that goes down a toilet to get burnt and crushed.

Why? Because it can cause more and more pollution around NZ. The whole population might as well become sick. Then New Zealand would end up smelling like a trash dump because of the pollution. Some rubbish will end up in the sea and kill our sea animals and ruin our kai moana.

Your’s Sincerely,

Mitchell M

Monday, 29 August 2016

Mitchell Newspaper Article Activity

WALT: make connections between texts and apply the knowledge to a new situation.

Walt: understand why people make particular choices and how their choice can impact themselves and others. 
WALT: condense ideas and paraphrase these into my own words. 

Key Concept: What might cheating look like at the olympics and who it may impact?

Image attributions: - Image's on blog post.
Image1: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Rio_2016_logo.sv
Image2: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Almaz_Ayana,_Beijing_2015_cropped.jpg

Mitchell Explanation Writing - Why technology can be considered as a drug?

It can be considered as a performance-enhancing drug because other athletes have technology when others don’t. It can also be a performance-enhancing drug because they can use better technology than other technology that is being used at the olympics.
The advantage of other athletes who can afford technology is fair but when athletes in poorer countries who can not afford technology is not fair. Athletes over the world practice and practice hoping they would get that gold medal. It is not fair because people who use performance-enhancing drugs cheat and win when clean people had the choice.
It can also be used as technology because using better technology than technology everyone else is using might be considered as a performance-enhancing drug. Such as Avanti. Avanti is NZ’s secret bike company who made slimmer and more fashioned bikes than the others. If Usain Bolt were to race Jesse Owens on an racetrack it is most likely for Usain Bolt to win. He would win because he has better technology and clothing than Jesse Owens did in the old days. Almaz Ayana from Ethiopia broke the world record for her running track. The last time this record has been broken was by a Chinese athlete who was caught taking performance-enhancing drugs and cheating.
I think that technology is considered as a Performance-Enhancing Drug. Reading all my information I have written I think that it is a performance-enhancing drug. Not all technology is used and considered as performance-enhancing drugs. If a world record is made around 10x better than the record than people must be sure that this athlete has cheated.

By Mitchell.

Mitchell Pavlova Padlet Rio 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Rio Olympics 2016. Rugby 7's Fiji team 2016

YAYYYY!!! Guess what? FIJI won the rugby 7’s Gold medal for Rio 2016 at the Olympics. They were very blessed because this is Fiji’s first ever medal in history and it was Gold!!! Did you know? That they were the one and only Pacific Island nation to compete in this history-making game.

Image result for fiji rio 2016Fijians all over the world celebrated by Dancing,Singing,Speeding in cars and more crazy stuff. Me and all of my family went to have lunch at Fortuna to celebrate.

Princess Anne of the Royal family presented the 12 gold medals to the rugby players. In fijian culture after you receive something very special you would have to show respect by clapping your hands 3 times. They were very proud of their country and the people of Fiji were very happy and proud.

They said a very blessed and thankful prayer. Another fact is that Frank Bainimarama the (Prime Minister) of Fiji marked that day as a national public holiday.   

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Mitchell If I were at the Olympics 2016

Mitchell If I were at the Olympics - Room 7 has recently been watching some YouTube Videos about Olympians and how they train. Here is some information I got by watching the videos.

  1. What is special about the Olympics and why do we need it ?  The Olympics is special because it has been over years and years since it has started. It was created in 776 BC. We need the Olympics because we need athletes to show off their sport skills and show the whole world.

  1. Image result for rio olympicsHow do the athletes train?  The athletes have special coaches and they go to compete to see if they can qualify for the Olympics. If they qualify the get to compete in the Olympics. They need to eat healthy food and lots of water.

  1. How does technology help athletes? Technology is used to help athletes go faster and make it easier for them. There are cameras to see who or which team wins. Technology records athletes and teams while playing so the world can see.

  1. Athletes can have different emotions. They are full of happiness and joy. They have a big celebration. Athletes and teams who lose are depressed,angry or sad. Better luck next time.

Thanks for reading. By Mitchell. 11 Thursday August 2016.

Mitchell Zephyr Aerodynamics Poster

Walt: locate and summarise ideas.
Walt: ask questions after reading to clarify our thinking and discuss what we are still wondering.

I have made a poster for Zephyr for her to improve. There is one problem in this drawing. Can you find it? By Mitchell

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Mitchell Olympics Writing Extension

Mitchell Week 2 Extension Writing
The mega camera's live stream on TV as they zoom up on the athletes faces. Millions were watching television world wide while crossing their fingers hoping that their favourite athlete would win a gold medal. The feeling of nervousness hits some of the athletes who have stressed out looks. The athletes do some stretching before the race starts. Moments later the official says ‘On your marks’. Then the men were ready and waiting in their starting positions. Some said their final prayers. Their shoes gripped onto the starting blocks. This was the time they had been waiting for.

“GET set” as the crowd went silent.  GO!!! The athletes dashed off into the distance sprinting as hard as they could. Hearts pounding fast to keep up with the other sprinters. The crowd cheered loudly to the point that you couldn’t even hear yourself. 7 seconds passed already and Bolt was 5 meters away. He’s going... he’s speeding up...he crosses the FINISH LINE!!!

Bolt kissed the ground with joy. He cheered with the others in the audience. Everyone celebrated with a big clap and roar. Some of the other athletes were depressed as they did not won an medal.