## The Importance of Maths by Fatima

Firstly I think people should at least do one maths equation because it is good for your young or old brain. Also maths is one of the most important subjects in the world. Secondly maths is important because you learned it in primary school and in high school college and freshman you will even learn harder things in maths.

Some believe that maths isn’t that important because they don’t believe maths doesn’t help in life but it surely does. Maths helps with counting money at the register. It helps with how much money to give and how much money you will receive.

Therefore maths is important because once you learn something new it’s good to learn it again. In our class in maths we always have a revision. We learn new things and have a revision so you can know it like a click.

Conclusion : Last but not least, maths is fun because you can learn new things like Fractions, decimals, place value, percentages, multiplication, BEDMAS and many more new things. Take my advice and learn maths.

## Matariki Mountains

Today we created Matariki Mountains. We used the Polyline Tool to draw closed shapes for our mountains.  We need the shapes to be closed so we could use the fill tool to colour. We also used arrange and duplicate to create our image.

## Stardome by Aahana

From Aahana’s Blog

Today we went to the stardome observatory.First we lined up outside to go in the bus.We were on our way to the observatory.Next we got off the bus and lined up. After that we had to answer right questions on a ipad. My team got six right and the other teams lost.

Then we saw  planets and saw a lot of  fascinating stuff there. I was very happy.Because I love space and researching about space. Lastly we watched a movie before we went.It was mesmerising. I loved every bit of stardome.We had to line up and go on to the bus to get back to school!

## Writing a thoughtful comment and making a connection

To write a thoughtful comment it helps to make a connection with what the blogger has shared in their post.

First we need to read the post and notice – does the blog post remind us of something similar?

We used some comment starters on our site to help us.

Here are some examples of our comments. Click the screenshots to see the blog post and comments.

Can you identify the parts of the comment where we have tried to make a connection with the blogger?

## Positive and Specfic

This week we focused on including positive words in our comments. First we need to spend time reading the blog post we are going to comment on. Reading blog posts also helps our reading mileage. It is inspiring to see what other learners are creating and sharing.

Next we chose something specific in the blog post to comment about. We used the word list on our class site to help us choose one or two positive words.

When we leave a comment on a class or learner blog we submit a link to the comment so we can tally up how many comments we have written this term. We can check out comment submissions on the response sheet each week to track our progress.

## It’s cool to be kind

Today we focused on the positive words we can use when writing blog comments. We have set ourselves a challenge to comment on blogs at least once a week. We are using these word lists to help us select positive words and comment starters.

Brendan and Zephaniah created these illustrations using some of our kind words.

Today we created a graphic sharing a future footprint we would be proud of.

## Future Footprints

What digital footprint would you be proud of in the future? This week we looked online for people in our community who have a positive digital footprint and people in our community recognised for their efforts. Everyone has a digital footprint not just celebrities and sports stars. What digital footprint would you be proud of in the future?

## email and our Digital Footprint

When we write an email we need to use positive, helpful and kind words. How we write emails also adds to our positive digital footprint. Today Mrs Grant sent us an email. We labeled the parts that are important to remember when we send an email. It reminded us of writing a quality blog comment too.

## Blog Detectives

Today we were blog detectives. We explored some blogs and made an informed guess about the blogger.

A positive digital footprint is inspiring, kind, positive and helpful.