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Ground Rules for Talk – The Fight

Today for reading I completed the The Fight- Ground rules.  love this task because i get to skim and scan to look for the answers in the book. This slideshow was really easy to complete and I think we should do more of this type of reaing. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

Matter #3

What’s the Matter?

 3: We are learning to explain what happens to materials when they are heated and cooled. 

When particles are heated they:

When the water temperature is hot the particles move really fast 


When particles are cooled they:

When the water temperature is cold the particles move really slower 


Experiment:  Fill one beaker with hot water and one with cold water. Add one drop of food colouring to each.

Which beaker does the food colouring move around faster in?

Why does this happen? 

What does this have to do with building houses?

When the particles have more energy they take up more space. This is why things expand or get bigger when they are heated and contract or get smaller when they get cold. When building, architects need to think about how much the materials may expand in the heat of the summer and contract in the cold winter months. Metal railway tracks have small gaps so that when the sun heats them, the tracks expand into these gaps and don’t buckle.

Why are there bumps or small gaps in the harbour bridge?

The Harbour bridge has small gaps so that when the sun heats them, the tracks expand into these gaps and don’t buckle. 


I think when you do the experiment the food colouring in the hot water will move fast and it will eventually stop in about a minute or so. The food colouring in the cold water will just sink in the bottom of the cup and it won’t move at all. 


The Fight- Respond to the text

Today for reading I completed the The Fight- Respond to the text.  love this task because i get to skim and scan to look for the answers in the book. This slideshow was really easy to complete and I think we should do more of responding to texts. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

What’s the matter? #2 – Science

Swaimah – What’s the matter_ – #2

Task Description: Today for inquiry/science I did What’s the Matter? #2. It was really easy and fun doing this task. I enjoyed this task very much because i got to learn a lot from this small document. I’m sorry but i had to put this on a google page thing. the pictures wouldn’t show up on my blog. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

Using information features

What good friends looks like 


Kia ora, My name is Swaimah and I am going to write an explanation about Good friends. What is a good friend? A good friend is a friend that trusts you and who is honest about things. A good friend is someone who always looks up to you and supports you in any type of thing no matter who they are. The key is to always help your friend and never fight with them or else your true friendship is all over. I think being a good friend means to be loyal and don’t say mean things to your friend. Remember to always treat others the way you want to be treated. This means treat others with respect and they will show you respect back. You can also trust the person and they can trust you back. If you are mean to them they will be mean to you back. Whatever you do to them they do it to you. 


Being trustworthy to a friend makes them feel really good about themselves. If you want to be a good friend try to trust your friend and see how it goes, if you believe that your friend can do anything you might as well just trust them. Nothing else but, trusting your friends means a lot to them. Not trusting a friend is really bad because trustworthy is the first thing you should really do if you want to be a fantastic friend. We all trust each other in different ways, we all have different personalities, just because you look different or you come from a different country it doesn’t mean we can’t trust them. We should give each other a chance to trust one another to see if they are good, trustworthy friend. How can I be a trustworthy friend? What you have to do is trust the person. It’s not really that hard at all. When your friend says “ let’s go on a ride in my new car!” trust them and say “Sure!I’d love to!”. Always trust them no matter what. 


Honesty is so important because if you don’t tell your friend the truth about what happened then they can’t trust you anymore. If you don’t wanna lose your friend it’s better if you tell the truth and don’t lie to each other. Honesty is always the key to friendship. Just because no one can trust you, you should always be honest to them so they can really appreciate you for telling the truth. Honesty is always what people look up to, When you tell the truth people will trust you more onwards day by day.  How can I be honest? Well first of all you have og to a friend you trust and when they ask you a question like “What happened during lunchtime?” You have to answer back what you actually did. Don’t just say “ I was playing tag the whole time” You should add more information and more words than just simple words. For example you could say “ Me, Zaria, Vika and Mary we were all playing tag down on the big field, It was really fun I was the tagger first then Mary the Zaria and the Vika!”. You can add more information if you want to. 


Loyalty is always the key to being a good friend. Loyalty is similar to honesty. Loyalty is when you give back the stuff your friend gave to you. Don’t just keep the stuff they gave to you because you might lose it or break it. Always return their stuff back, if you see someone else taking or stealing your friend’s stuff go ahead and be an upstander and tell them to put it back. If they don’t put it back, go tell the teacher or an adult you see near you. Always care for your friend’s equipment and never lose them, treat the equipment like it’s yours. Go find a friend and tell them if the equipment is there’s, if it is there’s you should properly give it back to them so they don’t be sad or upset. 


Being a good friend means a lot to your friend. Being trustworthy, honest and loyal is how you are a good friend to them. Never lose trust from your friend or else you will be lonely forever (not really forever). Especially when you are friends with them for at least 3-4 years. You should ever leave them if they have been friends with you for a long time. If you are trustworthy or honest you will be in a long friendship for years. Thank you for reading my explanation writing. I hope you enjoyed it.