Tag: Team 5

Facts About Afghanistan

Task description: This week during Maths, I asked my teacher if I can make some slides with facts about Afghanistan, and she said yes, so that is what I did. After that I completed the task, and I posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Why should breaks be longer?

Why should breaks be longer in school?

 

Hi my name is Zaria and I think schools should give more/longer breaks. So here are my reasons why schools should give more/longer breaks. I hope people read this writing piece and agree with me because after all my research this is what I found.

 

Experts say that there’s more to learning than just books. While academics are important and help shape the minds of our children, it has been found that there are some important life skills that can mostly only be learned through free play and interactions with other kids. 

 

Recess is a time of the school day that kids look forward to the most. When you’re a kid, playtime never seems long enough; something we’ve all been familiar with in the past from when we were kids. Recess sees kids playing many games that often mimic real-life scenarios. These kinds of creative games allow them to learn how to communicate, negotiate, resolve disagreements and solve problems. Recess is a great time for kids to express themselves.

 

Some schools have cut back on recess, and many kids in  school sit in the same classroom all day. Meaning students must go extended times without a break. Schools concerned about test scores and ratings may eliminate break time to accommodate more teaching or test prep, but studies show that breaks and exercise may actually improve grades and test scores for students. Here are 3 benefits students will enjoy when given the chance to take a break.

  • Longer breaks help improve attentiveness:

The longer the lesson goes, the harder it is for a student to remain on task. According to a 2014 study published on Science Direct, longer instruction times lead to fewer students paying attention. Researchers found that “On-task behaviour declined as instructional duration increased from 10 to 30 minutes.” So I think, when students get a short break or an opportunity to go to recess, their brains get a much-needed rest. When they come back, their attention span resets and they’re ready to learn.

  • Breaks help students concentrate on their learning: 

Research from the 1800s proves that work with breaks and down time is more  structured than work in long periods of time without breaks. This shows that kids need breaks in order to learn better. At most schools, you just barely finish lunch with 5 minutes to spare to go outside. This is obviously not enough time to get all of your energy out. I think that the school should have longer lunches so there is enough time to eat and go outside. A longer break in school gets kids more focused. 43 children became more on-task and less fidgety on days when they had recess. This shows that when kids have more recess, they stay focused, and will improve academically (benefits of recess).

  • Breaks help reduce students stress:

Students can get overwhelmed when they’re expected to spend the entire day focused on classroom instruction. They have little time to enjoy play, think creatively, or reset their brains. This combination can lead to stress, which has short- and long-term impacts on their health and learning capabilities. Once they have regularly scheduled breaks, they can take that time to de-stress and relax before it’s time to focus on learning again. Which is why I think we schools should have more/longer recess.

 

This is why I think schools should give more or longer breaks. Let go over the main points and ideas one more time – I hope schools change their minds after reading my reasoning behind why should breaks be longer in school?

  • Longer breaks help improve attentiveness: I think, when students get a short break or an opportunity to go to recess, their brains get a much-needed rest. When they come back, their attention span resets and they’re ready to learn.


  • Breaks help students concentrate on their learning: 43 children became more on-task and less fidgety on days when they had recess. This shows that when kids have more recess, they stay focused, and will improve academically (benefits of recess).


  • Breaks help reduce students stress: Once they have regularly scheduled breaks, they can take that time to de-stress and relax before it’s time to focus on learning again.

KPMG

Task description: Hi my name is Zaria, and today me and so of my friends went to KPMG with Miss West and Miss Shaniah. It was amazing, especially the food! KPMG is one of the four largest audit and accounting firms in the world along with Deloitte, EY and PwC. These firms are known collectively as the Big Four and reported a combined worldwide revenue of over 157 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. We had to edit a picture of us on a wallpaper of your choice. After that I completed the task, I posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

My Visual Mihi

Task description: Today during sports rotations we all had to do our visual mihi also known as DLO, so that’s what I worked on, after I finished the task I can say that I enjoyed this task very much and I hope to do more like this soon. But I have to admit it was a bit hard tp get some particular detail on the frist try. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog. #Proud!

Show Not Tell

Task description: Today for writing Team 5 was looking at why we should show not tell, because if you show and not tell it creates empathy and invests the reader – which is exactly what you need. Writing your book introduction with an abundance of showing not telling is a powerful way to draw readers in for the duration of your entire book. But this technique is much easier shown than told, hehe did you see what I did there? After that I completed the task. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Hand span investigation

Task description: Today for math we all started learning about hand span and had to display data and have a investigation. Everyone went around team 5 to ask students what there hand span was, and I realised that there are a lot more year 7 girls than all the others groups. I hope you enjoyed; please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog. BBYYEEE!