## Thursday, 19 May 2016

### Math Skillz- Converting Percentages, Decimals, Fractions, Ratios

My Reflection
I was learning to convert the percentages, decimals, fractions and ratios with the puzzle pieces.   I found this easy ish because I  knew most of the conversions ( I learnt them on Mathletics.)   My next step is to learn more complex conversions.

## Friday, 13 May 2016

### Term 2 Week 2 Diary Posts

Term 2 Week 2
Over the past few days in Room 20, we have been doing something called the solar system challenge for our inquiry.  It's basically where in a slide show there is some challenges and you have to complete them. But I guess you get to know some facts while completing the challenge.

There is one challenge where you have to write ten facts about a planet, ( not earth) and present it in a interesting way. Another challenge was you have to write an alphabet that relates to the solar system.

There was one challenge where you had to compare two planets, using a Venn Diagram.  If you don't know what a Venn Diagram is, it's basically two circles that overlap and it is a tool to use to compare things. I compared mine with Saturn and Neptune.

There was another challenge where you had to draw a diagram of the solar system and anything else you wanted to include.  You could do it online or offline.

The last challenge was that there was and image that had everyday objects, to replace the planets so we would how big the planets are.  The challenge bit of it was that we had to get an everyday object to replace the sun.

## Thursday, 5 May 2016

### Persuasive Techniques In Commercials

My Reflection

I was learning how to use persuasive techniques.
The task was that you had to make a commercial about something to make our holidays more interesting. We also had to make it appeal to our parents so they get persuaded. The persuasive techniques were:

• Slogan - a catchy catch phrase
• Repetition- when you repeat the important bits in the commercial over and over again.
• Testimonial- when it's basically a happy customer review.
• Emotional Appeal- where the commercial makes you really emotional!
• Bandwagon- Fear of missing out
• Expert Opinion- Where there is a "expert" saying the product is good.
We used the techniques slogan and repetition. Our slogan was Wii Play Wii!