Friday, 31 October 2014

Why sleep is important? Explanaition

Sleep is when your body is resting, conserving energy, for a long amount of time. Sleep is a natural state of the body that an individual goes through daily. During your 8-10 hours of sleep your internal organs are working, but your five senses aren’t as alert and aware of your surroundings.

Why do children between the ages of 10-16 need 8-10 hours of sleep? At this age, while we are going through changes, sleep is helpful in so many ways. When we are asleep our body is growing, we’re getting taller, our hair is growing, our nails are growing and our body is relaxing. When we’re sleep deprived , we may feel the need to eat more which can lead to weight gain.

When we’re sick , sleep can help our body heal, whether we have a cough or a flu. If sleep is cut short, which isn’t good most of the time, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair. When we wake up our mind isn’t prepared to concentrate, make decisions or interact in school and social activities.

If we don’t get enough sleep it can affect our day in a bad way. We get tired during school and don’t complete our tasks. We become angry instantly, take it out on the people that surround us,  then cause trouble with others. Sleep affects the way we look, feel and perform on a daily basis. So sleep can help us get through a long hard day, that is full of learning, at school.

You have an internal "body clock" that controls when you're awake and when your body is ready for sleep. The rhythm affects every cell, tissue, and organ in your body and how they work. If we are sleep deprived, due to a short amount of sleep, it may cause mental, physical and health problems.

So our body is growing and healing. It also gives us a positive attitude towards everything we do, mainly toward school, which can help us achieve our life goals. If you don’t get enough sleep, you may not feel refreshed and alert when you wake up. In conclusion it’s important for children between the age of 10-16 to get at least 8-10 hours of sleep mainly because we are growing and going through changes.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Healthy shoping reading activity

  1. How does the article recommend to follow a healthy pathway when shopping at a grocery store/supermarket?  SHARE
    1. The outer aisles usually contain the healthiest food. Visiting the inner aisles later in your shopping trip will reduce the chances of you over doing it one snacks and processed foods.
  1. We can buy plenty of fruit and vegetables that are frozen or canned. What does the article suggest are the pros (positives) and cons (negatives) of frozen and canned food? SHARE
  • Frozen or canned fruit are convenient.
  • Spoilage is less of a concern.
  • High quality brands will succeed in supplying  fresh produce when it comes to taste and nutrition.
  • Sometimes frozen vegetables are packed with extra salt and fat.
  • Don’t buy frozen vegetables that have large dents, a swollen appearance, or is leaking.
  • Some of them have sauces or additives.

  1. What other helpful healthy advice does this article give for our grocery shopping? SHARE
    1. Choose vegetable that look fresh and colourful. Most should be crisp and firm. When choosing fruits, avoid ones that are bruised.
  2. Below is a chart to complete. Get your parents grocery list and enter the items into this recommended healthy heart guide adapted from  SHARE

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

High jump practise

Today Room 10 walked up to the field and practised high jump for athletics. Before we started Mrs Parker showed us a few techniques. Mrs Parker told us to do the scissor jump so that we can jump higher, jump closer to the mat so that we jump over the rope and stay on the mat, try not to freeze or you’ll lose your momentum and to believe in yourself.

The girls didn't want to do it, so we went for a run. Once we got back the boys had already finished. None of us were up to doing it, so Erina ran first then Nikita and then (unfortunately) me. I wasn't confident and I thought that I would fail but I made it over the rope (bar), and I fell off the mat. Mrs Parker gave me advice on how to jump over the rope and land on the mat. A lot of us improved but some of us chickened out.

There were a bunch of us that nailed it because we had good technique, we were confident and we didn't doubt ourselves. Moli made the highest jump which was 1.35 metres. I really enjoyed it today because no matter what we were cheering each other on.

Friday, 17 October 2014

One bad banana reading activity

  1. What do you notice about the fruit in our fruit box?  SHARE
That no one ever finishes the fruit because it ripens too fast.

  1. What could we do to keep our fruit box fruit fresher longer?   SHARE
Separate the banana’s from the rest of the fruit.

Today I learnt why fruits ripen faster around banana's.I also learnt what other fruits have ethylene (C2H4).

Tomato Fruit or Vegetable Reading Task

  1. What do you think… Is sweetcorn a fruit or a vegetable?
    1. Use the definition of fruit and vege (from the text) and the above diagram to help you decide. Explain your answer  SHARE

I think that sweetcorn is a vegetable because it grows on a plant.

  1. Click EDIT and complete this diagram to show which foods fit into which category. SHARE
    1. Use all the fruit and vege from the table in the book and any others you can think of

Today we read an article about whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable. We all had different opinions but we all decided that it was a fruit. Today I have learnt the difference between a fruit and a vegetable.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

How I spent my holidays

Wednesday !5 October 20!4

The holidays are when you take a break from the previous term, before you start the next term.It’s when you get to sit in front of the T.V and watch episodes of your favourite programmes that you’ve missed.

During the holidays I mostly sat in front of my T.V and watched movies, ate and played card games.It might sound boring but it was fun for me.Staying up late and sleeping during the day is something you don’t get to do during school, so I made the most of it.

I watched Limitless, J0hn Carter, Kung Fu Dunk, The Conjuring, Turbo, The 14 blades, The Forbidden Kindom, and other Samoan/Tongan movies. While I was watching I ate a giant bag of chips and drank a bottle of fizzie. I kept on falling asleep during most of the movies so I had to watch them over and over again, which made it a bit confusing for me.

On Saturday during the first week of the holidays, my family and I had a party and we invited most of our family. We woke up early in the morning and prepared all the food before our guests arrived. We made soup, pig, taro, coco and other island foods. Most of my family arrived too early. The elders in our family gambled a bit and the rest of us just watched T.V.

During the last week of the holidays my cousins and uncles visited, so we played card games like last card ( including torture), Samoan slap, lami ( which is a Samoan card game), Ka Isu ( which is a Samoan game) . While we were playing last card torture my nose and my hands started going red because I kept on losing.

In conclusion I really enjoyed my holidays and I am also glad that school has started again.