Friday, 1 December 2017

Barbados Quiz~ Inquiry Presentation!

Today was Inquiry Presentations, in my group, Luisa, Linda and I collaborated together to create a information stand, quiz and pin point the location. Here is what we had written on our information stand about Barbados!
Before you start this quiz, read the information! If you get 7 - 10 questions correct, you WIN a treat!!!!!
1.Name at least 2 famous celebrities from Barbados?
2. Can you tell us one thing about the history of Barbados?
3. Tell us the meaning of the colour & features on the flag.
4. What do you call people who come from Barbados?
5. Name one of the local traditions Barbados have?
6. What is the name of the most popular Barbados dance?
7. Food is popular in the Barbados, what is their signature delicacy?
8. What language is spoken in Barbados?
  1. Barbarius b) English
9.What continent is Barbados located in?
10. What year was Barbados declared & became an independent state as well as a commonwealth realm?

Barbados Information! Inquiry Presentations!

Today was Inquiry Presentations, in my group, Luisa, Linda and I collaborated together to create a information stand, quiz and pin point the location. Here is what we had written on our information stand about Barbados!
It’s flag has colours blue, yellow and black. It looks like this:
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History about the flag
  • The blue The National Flag of Barbados represents the sea and sky of Barbados
  • While gold represents the sand of the island's beaches.
  • The symbol at the centre of the flag represents the Trident of the mythical sea god, Neptune.
Barbados is located on the eastern part of the Caribbean Island!  Barbados set wonderful attraction to tourists and visitors. Their population isn’t very big but they are very kind welcoming people!
They are all about tradition. If you may know local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket!
Music and Dance is what they enjoy the most. “People who say they don’t like music, can’t dance” is what some say! Most will persuade you to dance and next thing you know, dance and music is one of your new hobbies.
Soca dance is one of their traditional dances. Barbados people listen to reggae and pop music created by their own people
Popular Food

In Barbados there is a lot of food that is delighted, like
  • Rice & Peas
  • Flying Fish
  • Cou-Cou
  • Saltbread
  • Cutters
Flying Fish & Cou-Cou is the most delighted and is practically the delicacy of Barbados.
Barbadian celebrities

Rihanna, Obadele Thomason, Shontelle, Ronald Fenty are originally from here. Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known mononymously as Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress. At 15, moved to America to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. She was obviously successful and is now globally known.

Ronald Fenty is the father of the international singer, Rihanna. Shontelle is also a prominent Barbadian Singer-Songwriter.  

Obadele Thompson is a sprint athlete from Barbados. In 2000, he became the first Olympic medalist from Barbados with a bronze medal in the 100m race.
History & extra facts

The Portuguese and Spanish briefly claimed Barbados from the late 16th to the 17th centuries.
War of Three Kingdoms and the Interregnum spilled over into the Barbados and Barbados territorial waters. Barbados was not involved in the war, until Charles  1, when the island’s government went under the control of Royalists.

In 1996 Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with the British monarch! (presently Queen Elizabeth II)!

Language spoken: English!
Currency: Barbadian dollar.
Continent: North America
Population: 284,996 (2016, last year)

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Maths Revision #3⭐๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Maths Revision #3 - I had collaborated with my peers to finish the following questions! These were quite challenging but I got it in the end!

Sina walked 9.49 km for week one of her training. She walked 3.43 km in the second week. She added three weeks total and got 17.98 km. How many kilometres did she walk in week 3?
9.49 + 3.43= 12.92
12.92 + 5.06 =
Logan's Diner offers its clients a choice of regular and diet soda. Last night, the diner served 60 sodas in all, 25% of which were regular. How many regular sodas did the diner serve?
25% of 60 =
25% = ¼ of 60 = 15
At a company meeting, there were 20 people in attendance. 25% of them were managers. How many managers were in the meeting?
25% of 20 =
25% = ¼ - of 20 = 5
Simon took out a loan from a shop. The amount he borrowed was $550. He had to pay back 50% interest. How much did he pay back altogether?
50% - ½
550 + 275= 825
30 students went on camp. 3/6 of them forgot their sleeping bags. How many students had sleeping bags at the camp?
3/6 of 30= 15
30 divided by 6=5
5 x 3=15
A team were saving for their transportation each week. There were 7 in the team with 4 subs. Each person put in $4.50 per week. How much will they have after 6 months of saving?
7 + 4 = 11
11 x $4.50 = 49.50
$49.50 x 26 = $1287

Maths Revision #2⭐๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ฏ

For maths revision #2 I worked these following questions, with a strategy of how I did so.

Sally used ⅔ of a cup of flour to make 6 cupcakes. How much flour will she need to make 24 cupcakes?
6 & 24 is in relation to 6 x 4 = 24. So that means ⅔ x 4 = 8/12 - 4/6 - ⅔ or  12/3 which is 4!

Sione took $584 out of his bank account. That was ¼ of his money. How much money did he have in the beginning? 2336
¼ of his money = $584 x 4 = $2336

Tim ran 0.87 kilometres to his nana’s house then ran another 1.8 kilometres to his cousin’s house. How many kilometres did he run? 2.67
0.87 + 1.8 = 2.67. 1.8 + 0.8 = 2.6 + 0.07 = 2.67

Three friends shared 4 pizzas while four family members shared 6 pizzas. Who will get the most pizza? The family or friends? Why?

It takes 5 hours to drive to Kerikeri in peak traffic and 4.5 hours during normal traffic. If we leave at 9 am during normal traffic what time will we arrive.
9 am + 4.5hrs (240 mins & 30mins)
9 + 4 = 13 + .5 = 13.5 which also is 1:30pm
They will arrive at 1:30pm
Convert these times to 24 hour times
9 am
9.15 pm
1.37 pm
1.10 am
5.30 pm
11.20 pm

Peter needed to buy 75 bottles of water. They came in packs of 5. How many packs will be need to buy?
75 divided by 5 = 15. 5 x 10 = 50. 5 x 5 = 25. 50 + 25 = 75
4-2X5 =
(2 x 5 = 10) (10 - 4 = 6)

What is the average of these numbers? 4, 6, 7, 3
4 + 6 + 7 + 3 = 20
20 divided by 4 = 5
The average of these numbers = 5


Barbados is the country that room 7 of Glenbrae School is studying about. I have done some research about Barbados and found a lot, and if you know the legendary Rihanna, this is where she comes from!

Basic Facts about Barbados
- Barbados is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean!
- Is the birthplace of Rihanna, who moved from Barbados to the United States (as mentioned).
- The people of Barbados are called Barbadians!
- The name of the country, “Barbados,” is derived from “the Bearded Fig Trees.”
- Barbados is one of the most popular and preferred tourist destinations in the Caribbean.
- Barbados exports more than BBD $57 million of rum each year.
- Barbados’ smallest city–Oistins–is historically known as a fishing town.

Interesting Links about Barbados and credits!

As our class was inquiring into Barbados, we looked at the flag (as shown below) and thought it unlike, odd to have a trident then we further researched to find out that the blue represents the sea and sky of Barbados. While gold represents the sand of the island's beaches. The symbol at the center of the flag represents the Trident of the mythical sea god, Neptune - the shaft of the trident is broken symbolizing Barbados' break from Britain!

Later on in the year, Room 7 has a dance that is in progress, but will be completed soon, here is a video of how some Barbados dancers dance! click here!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Maths Revision⭐๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ฏ

For maths, we have maths revision! Here are my explanations of these problems, please correct me if I am wrong!

Tom had 36 boxes of oranges. Each box has 7 oranges in it. How many oranges does he have altogether.
36 x 7 =
30 x 7 = 210 + 6 x 7 = 42 = (210 + 42 = 252)
Susan makes 1 litre of juice with ⅕ of a Raro sachet. She needed to make 17 litres of juice. How many sachets does she need?
⅕ = 1L. 1 = 5L. 3=15L because 3 whole pkts = 15L(⅕ = 1L). 3 ⅖ sachets is needed.
Daniel walked 3.7 kilometres on Sunday and another 2.9 kilometres on Monday. How many kilometres did he walk?
3.7 + 2.9 = 6.6. 3 + 2 = 5, .7 + .9 = 1.6. 5 + 1.6 = 6.6
Joseph had 672 songs on his ipod then deleted some. He now has 388 songs left. How many songs did he delete?
672 - 388 = 284
600 - 300 = 300
72 - 88 (take 100 from the 300 to make 172 - 88) =84
200 + 84 = 284
Catarina took $58 dollars from her bank account. She now has $387. How much did she have in the beginning?
58 + 287 = 345
290 + 50 = 340 (58 - 3 because of the rounding 3)
340 + 5 = 345
Sina threw 40 shots in a basketball game. She got 20% of the shots in . How many did she get in the hoop?
8/40 = 2/10 = 20%/100. Which makes the answer 8!
There were 25 students in the Glenbrae school bus. That is only ¼ of the school. How many students are in the school?
25 x 4 = 100
Containers arrived at the wharf with 1500 kilograms of sugar. Pak n Save bought ⅕ of the sugar. How much did Pak n Save buy?
⅕ of 1500 kg = 300g
300g x 5 = 1500 kg
I ironed 5 shirts in 30 minutes. How long will it take me to iron 15 shirts?
5 shirts = 30mins
15 shirts = 90 (because 5 x 3 = 15 & 30 x 90)
On a hot day the temperature outside is 17 degrees. On a cold day it drops by 5 degrees. What is the temperature on a cold day?
12 degrees
17 - 5 = 12

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How many matchsticks do you need for the fifth picture?
What is the pattern?
6 = 1, 9 = 2, 12 = 3, 15 = 4, 18 = 5 (in threes)
If 120 X 2 is 240. How can you work out 120 X 4?
240 x 2 = 480
Double it because 2 and 4 have a shared relation of double or two.
Simon had 5 pizzas. He shared them with 2 other friends. How much does each of them get?
They each have 1 ⅔ of pizza. 5 pizza’s, one goes to each friend and him and the other two can be split into thirds.
A painter uses 3/7 of a tub of paint on one wall. How many does he need for 18 walls?
3/7 = 1 wall
3/7 x 18 = 54/7 = 7 5/7 tubs of paint for 18 walls.
A race car uses 23 litres in one lap. How many litres does it need for 3.5 laps?
23 x 3 = 69
½ of 23L = 11.5
69 + 11.5 = 80.5L

Glenbrae School throwbacks!๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ’–☮

From 5 to 13 years of age, I have spent an entire 8 years at Glenbrae School, it truly has been a privilege and I am quite certain I am going to make another post about this but moving on, I have learnt new things, developed new skills and so much more!

- I learnt how to properly strategize and structure my maths and from the age of 7, I was accelerating to new levels. I also learnt how to read and pronounce words, as well as spell them. For writing, at first I was terrific but I then realised I wasn't as good as it thought!
- I learnt how to act at certain times, how to talk respectfully, approach new learning areas and much more, for example, meeting new friends!

During my previous years at GBS and many to still come, we were introduced to technology, where we could take videos and photos. Here are a few images of some of my fellow lifelong friends that I have connected with! (in other words, major throwbacks!)

These photos are really unique to me because they represent friends, learning, care and much more!
My Friends//Best friends//Classmates from the start (8 years ago) (I like/will miss them all dearly)
Girls - Maara๐Ÿ˜Cherise๐Ÿ˜Angelica๐Ÿ˜Shannon๐Ÿ˜ & more๐Ÿ”ฝ
Boys - Fineasi๐Ÿ˜Alfred๐Ÿ˜Inoke๐Ÿ˜Salesi๐Ÿ˜Stephen๐Ÿ˜Tamati๐Ÿ˜ & more๐Ÿ”ฝ
Boys & Girls I have met throughout the years! (Who I like dearly & can't wait to develop new relationships with, which I basically already have!)
- Luisa๐Ÿ˜Linda-Kiki๐Ÿ˜Whitney๐Ÿ˜Alisi๐Ÿ˜Keleni๐Ÿ˜Miami๐Ÿ˜Loto๐Ÿ˜Stanley๐Ÿ˜George๐Ÿ˜Danny๐Ÿ˜Ashley-Joe๐Ÿ˜Vainiokolo๐Ÿ˜Newsam๐Ÿ˜Mary๐Ÿ˜ & so much more ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
Twas a great year Room 7 of 2k17 - at Glenbrae School! Will miss you all x

Teacher for 2k17
Thank you, Mrs Tofa for all you have done for me and every one of these students, starting from teaching us about learning, respect and for being the teacher! Room 7, year 8's will definitely miss you and your kindness, funniness and great personality(ness๐Ÿ˜‚)!
Thank you, Mrs Tofa for everything!