Monday, July 28, 2014

Holiday Recount:)

With anticipation, I was politely approached by my parents about babysitting my younger brother. Babysitting is a life skill that is needed to be completed. If refused to accomplish this skill, it might be difficult for the person to babysit or look after children of their own. With an empty schedule, I confirmed the request because I knew that babysitting could increase your relationships with your siblings and others. I was hopefully hoping that there was going to be some money involved but unfortunately I already knew that there wasn't.

Switching the channel to Disney Junior, the TV show Max and Ruby appeared on the screen. Max and Ruby’s my baby brothers favorite program. Without a struggle, I lifted my brother, placing him into my arms and supporting the weight of him. I wandered into the kitchen and prepared a baby bottle. A while later, the bottle was warmed so I gripped onto the object and slowly entered the dummy part of the bottle into my brothers mouth. He started to suck on it and that was when I knew he was hungry.

My arms began to get drowsy. I waited for him to finish his bottle. It took about 20 minutes. With that amount of time of boringness, I pretend to enjoy myself. He drank an excessive amount. Looking down at the bottle, I noticed the milk-ish colour of the milk was dribbling on my baby brothers shirt. That meant he was full, so I took the bottle out of his mouth and placed it on the dining table.

Seeing my brother not laughing made me think that maybe he’s bored. I layed him down on the couch and began to shake his doggy toy and when I did, it made a dinging sound. As I shook his blue hippo toy, he didn't seem interested. With an irritated head, I couldn't take the noise any more. I sat my brother on my lap and watched Max and Ruby with him. He stared at the screen with amazement.

In the mean time, I picked up my brother and took him to my bedroom mirror. I kept on saying “Who’s that in the mirror?” But he didn’t really care. Coming up with ideas to entertain him, I finally thought of one. I placed him down on the couch and pointed facials at him. I could see that he really enjoyed it and I thought that the facial of poking the tongues was the most likable facial.

As the time flew by, the day was nearly over. My aunty arrived home and I knew it was time for my brother to leave. I picked up my baby brother and sat him down in his black car seat. I buckled him up, picked up the car seat and gave it to my aunty. I said my goodbyes as my aunty walked out of the house. I've accomplished the babysitting skill.


One of our activities this week was to create a word web or Popplet to increase our range of vocabulary. The word we were given was active. I found 44 words that relate to the word active.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Commonwealth Maths Problems:)


1. Celtic Park is one of the stadiums in Glasgow and has a seating capacity of 60,000
If the stadium is 2/3 full, how many people are there? 20,000
If the stadium is 3/4 full, how many people are there? 45,000
If the stadium is full and 52500 people are adults, how many children are there?7500

2. As James left the stadium, the time on his watch was “20:30”.
What time was it? 8:30
When James arrived home, the time on his watch was “21:45”.
How long before midnight was it? 2 hours and 15 minutes

3. What is the next number in the pattern?
1 3 6 10 15
27 26 24 21 17
49 36 25 16 9
1 3 7 15 31 49

4. Place a “•” next to the fractions that are greater than one half.
1/3 ___ 2/3 1/4 ___ 3/4 3/8 ___
5/8 2/5 ___ 3/5 3/7 ___ 5/9
6/10 4/5 2/8 ___ 6/7 4/6

5. The warm up space on a training field is 10m long and 6m wide.
What is the area of the warm up space? 60 m²
What is the perimeter of the warm up space? 34 m9
The training equipment is kept in a box. The dimensions are 2m long, 1m wide and 1m deep.
What is the volume of the equipment box? 4 m³
If the equipment box is 3/4 full, what is the volume of the empty space? 1 m³

6. Cynthia has 8 towels in a bag. 3 towels are red. The rest are blue. What is the
chance if Amy takes a towel from the bag without looking that the towel is blue?
a) 3/8 (three eighths)
b) 4/8 (four eighths)
c) 5/8 (five eighths)
d) 8/8 (eight eighths

7. Hamish is flying home to Glasgow. The flight takes 10 hours. The plane he is on
burns on average 76550 L an hour and travels at an average speed of 750 kph.
How much fuel will the plane use during flight? 765500 L
How far did the plane fly? 7500 km
If the plane left at 9am Monday, what time would Hamish arrive at Glasgow? 7:00pm

8. Alice and her two sisters watched the athletics in the main stadium for the full
three hour session. It started at 14:20.
What time did the session end? 17:20
In total, Alice and her two sisters drank 1.5 L of water every hour while watching
the athletics.
How much water did they each drink during the entire session? 4.5 L
How much water did Alice and her sisters drink in total? 4.5 L

9. The students at Hannah’s school will attend the opening ceremony of the games in Glasgow. There will be 6 buses each carrying 66 students.
How many students from Hannah’s school will attend the opening ceremony?
396 children from hannah’s school.
If 190 of the students are boys, how many are girls? 206
If 3 teachers go, how many students will each teacher supervise? 132
If the principal also attends, what is the total number of people? 400

10. Jock left the hotel in Glasgow and walked 350m north. He then walked 500m
south and stopped before returning to the hotel.
How far away was Jock from his hotel when he stopped? 250m
If Jock walked on average 100m in one minute, how long did it take Jock to walk
back to the hotel from where he stopped?  2 minutes and 30 sec

11. Danielle jumped 1.45m in the high jump competition.
If Suzie jumped 6cm more than Danielle, how high did Suzie jump? 151cm
If Alex jumped 12cm less than Suzie, how high did Alex jump? 139cm
What is the total length of the three jumps? 435

12. 160 people were surveyed about which country they thought would win the
most gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. 25% said England and 50% said
Australia, while 10% said Canada.
How many people surveyed said England would win the most gold medals? 5
How many people surveyed said Australia would win the most gold medals? 80
How many people surveyed said Canada would win the most gold medals? 16

Monday, July 21, 2014


One of the tasks today was to create a Popplet or word web to increase our range of vocabulary. Because our topic for Term 3 is Game Over and it's all about sports, we had to name all the Commonwealth Games. I have found and named 23 sports.