Friday, June 27, 2014

Level UP!

This short movie is me talking about where I rated myself on our Class Level Up chart. Basically, the chart has 3 levels. Level 1 is you can not manage yourself, Level 2 is you can manage yourself but you tend to go off task sometimes and Level 3 is you can manage yourself and you can be trusted by the teacher to sit anywhere and do your work. Take a look at my movie to see where I put myself.

Level Up from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Smart Footprint Product

Class 1 - Smart Foot-Print from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

During Class time, my friends and I created a movie all about leaving a smart footprint and being cyber smart. We created our own lyrics to one of our favourite songs, recorded it ourselves and filmed a few days after. Kaycee, Lisia and Tyla-Marie were the ones who sang in this movie. Hope you enjoy! And don't forget to take a look at my friends blogs too!

Monday, June 23, 2014

BAR Keys

Today is extension, we took a look at BAR keys. This was apart of a game/activity called the 20 Thinkers Key which includes 20 different puzzles to get us thinking. BAR keys is practicaly when you make something Bigger, Add something and Replace something. B A R. 

First thing we did was draw a house which we completed in 5-10 minutes. Then we rotated around the room so different people could make something Bigger, Add something and Replace something. Here are the three images I ended up with after we did this little activity. Hopefully, you can notice and read what the changes are.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

4 Things You Need to Remember about a Smart Footprint

1. Be careful with what you search, even if you're in Incognito, people can still track your IP address.
2. Always do your own thing. Be original!
3. You can NEVER know when someone is watching.
4. If it's not kind, keep it in your mind!

The Little Old Lady - Writing Sample Term 2

This is a writing sample I wrote in 40 minutes. It was kinda like a test. It's very long but hopefully you enjoy it! :)

Alice stood still, keeping her eyes fixated on the house across the road. She watched as the stubby old lady sat comfortably in her rocking chair, calmly staring off into the distance. “Why do you always watch her?” Alice’s trance broke as she looked over at Sydney. Sydney smiled as her brown hair fell in front of her eyes. “There’s.....something up with that lady.” Alice said, wonder laced her words.

“You always say that about people.” Sydney joked.
“I do not! I am just.....strongly suspicious of people.”
Sydney let out a long laugh as she shook her head. “Do you really think there’s something wrong with that lady?”
“I don’t know. Only one way to find out I guess.” Alice started walking briskly across the road.
“Wait! What?! NO! Alice, don’t do that!” Sydney yelled desperately. But her shouts weren’t enough to stop Alice from reaching the old lady.

Sydney’s voice seemed to be muffled out by Alice’s curiosity. As she drew nearer to the house, she stopped right in front of the shabby looking porch steps. Very clearly, she could see the white paint peeling and the wood splinters poking out on the sides. “Uh, excuse me.” Alice spoke quietly. The old woman rocked slowly in her chair, not even looking at Alice. “Excuse me.” Alice said once more, this time more strongly. Immediately, the rocking chair stopped. Her body unmoving, the old lady’s head just turned towards Alice.

“May I help you dear?” the old lady spoke, hoarsely.
“My name’s Alice, I wanted to introduce myself.” The old lady’s face broke out into a wide smile, her wrinkles stretching out tightly. “Well, aren’t you polite. My name is Wanda. Would you like to come in?”
“Yes, that would be nice. Thank you.”
Wanda lazily got up from her wooden chair, still watching Alice. She held out her hand beside her and looked intently at the door. All of a sudden, it flung open.

Alice’s eyes widened. This didn’t seem like a very good idea anymore. She wanted to turn around and run but that wouldn’t have been a very nice thing to do. Her feet moved carefully towards the ajar door. Wanda was still smiling at her.

Casually strolling inside, Alice studied her surroundings. Dusty little trinkets sat next to little china dolls on the shelves and pink bows were strewn across the floor. The only source of light seemed to be the fluorescent candles that shone in different colours. There was a red flame, a green flame and a bright yellow flame.

“Sorry for the mess deary. I don’t have a lot of company.” Wanda apoligised.
“Oh, I don’t mind.”
“Have a seat.”
Alice sat down on a plush arm chair, quite awkwardly. “You should have brought your pretty friend.” Wanda said, sitting down next to her.

“Sydney’s not quite a people person.”
“Well, she would have been tasty. She has such a pretty face....” Alice’s head snapped over at Wanda. Wanda’s eyes turned gleaming white and her wrinkles looked as if they were melting off her face. “But I guess, you will have to suffice.”  Wanda’s smile turned into a wicked smirk.

“My dolls have been wanting some more company.” Alice shuffled away from Wanda. “P-ple-please don’t....” Alice stuttered, trembling in fear. Wanda opened her mouth widely, sharp claw-like fangs sprung out. “Nighty night deary....”

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sound Presentation

 Yet another presentation and yet another sound DLO. Hope you learn something from it! :)


Echolocation are sound waves used by many living beings to locate objects, communicate and navigate. Most sea mammals (such as the whale) use echolocation as a way to see. Like in murky waters.

Bats are one of the many beings that use echolocation. They send the sound waves mostly through their mouths although some use their noses. Using echolocation, bats can use it to find food and know what’s around them. How this works is, the sound reflects off the objects and is picked up by the bat’s sensitive ears. The frequencies sent out are so high that humans are unable to pick up the sound waves.

Like I said, most marine mammals use echolocation to see. They use it by detecting echoes of sounds and use them to produce 3-Dimensional information. Take dolphins for example, they make sounds by squeezing air through their nasal passages that’s under the blowhole. There is a fat filled area on the dolphin’s forehead that is like a lens which focuses on the sound waves ahead of the dolphin. The sound waves that are given then bounces off the objects and is received through the dolphin's lower jaw.

With bats and marine life, humans also use echolocation. Blind people have learned to use echolocation as well so they can interact with the environment and have used it to see. Humans use it by creating sounds. They may tap their canes, gently stomp their foot, snap their fingers or even make clicking noises. People who have learnt how to use echolocation can make out the sound waves that have been reflected off from nearby objects. This gives them a good idea of where they are.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Present Podcast

Jorja And Gloria - The Present Podcast from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
Here is a podcast that Jorja and I have made about a book I have been reading. Hope you enjoy and get the book for yourself. Thanks! :)