Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Too Much Work

Hi everybody hope you all had great school holidays, well I did but that's not the point is that speeches are coming up in week 4 and all you woodmonstas need to be ready. Personally I am not ready at all so I can't say that but it is true and we all need to be ready. Well that's not all that's happening in term 4 there is end of year trips, inquiry project, blogging like I'm doing now and heaps of work (of course). But what are teachers thinking to make students do so much work all at the same time well I'll tell you what they are doing they are getting us ready for those that are moving on to high school and even for those who are staying at the same school they are just preparing us for the years to come so any school kids reading this don't complain to your teacher about them giving you too much work just take it on the chin and who nows it might help you to now what its like to have a lot of work on top of you.

And sometimes it gets too hard and stressful but you keep going


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Innovation Project

Here's a brief of my inovation project:
Fiji Island Eco Adventure Cruising

Idea: I am the captain of a niche marketed Eco Adventure Cruising Company.
My company offers something different to the standard Pacific Island holiday.
My clients value the environment, real cultural experiences, interaction with nature, trough sailing, snorkelling, diving, fishing and a guided tour through the Pacific Islands.
Typically, we will visit our of the way spots, avoiding places overrun with tourists. We will benefit local communities as well as learning from them about heir way of life. We will have a positive social impact and limit our ecological footprint.

Fly to Fiji
Transfer by seaplane
Board vessel Tusitala (40 ft catamaran)
Undergo sailing training and maritime survival skills course.
Fishing skills
Wild Food preparation.
Navigating by the stars.
Underwater Photography
Swimming With Wild Dangers

These are some of the many things that you can experience on this cruise.

6 people per cruise

The Vessel

The Vessel is highly equipped with a:
• Galley
• 6 beds
• Food (if we run out we will have to stop at an island to get supplies)
• Dinning area
• Electrical Toilet (in most yachts you have a pump toilet)
• Navigation table and power to run computers on

The benefits of travelling with me rather than on Cruise Boats:
• Your by yourself/family not with others and having babies that you don’t know screaming
• I supply food and cooking utensils without payment
• Sailing on catamarans mean you can get into most of the places that cruise boats can’t get to and you can get a good sleep because catamarans don’t rock as much as single hulled yachts.

thats all for my update and I'll give you another update soon.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Goal Setting Path

This is what I plan to have achieved in a decade or two:

-I plan to hopefully have a degree in science (biology) (at waikato university) or dentistry (at otago university) this will help me get a job.

-I would like to have had the opportunity to travel and see some of the famous places around the world.

-I would like to have the chance to play club soccer (in Hamilton).

-maybe in 5 tears on from that I would like to maybe live in London raise a family with 2-5 kids.

that is really all if this all happens my life will be great.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Things I'd like to Learn in Class

Hey MrWoody and the World these are the interests I have:

-World Wars
-Conservation and animal studies (especially the pre historic times).
-Ancient Egypt (we may have learnt lots of things about this anyway but it is still a very interesting topic).
-Ancient Greeks.
-How Scientists explain how the world works.

Oh Got to go and type my argument.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Crazy Cats

I love cats but some times they go crazy check out these picturs:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Try this

To all you bloggers try this

Monday, May 18, 2009

Science Fair- Does Practice Make You Perfect?

You've probably heard the phrase, "practice makes perfect" more times than you care to remember, but is it actually true when you use a music game as your practice for real-life singing, strumming, or drumming? You can design a science fair project to discover the answer! First, you'll need to think about how to measure how well someone is playing or singing a song in real life. Using the test you design, measure several musicians' ability to play or sing a few different songs. Then have your musical volunteers switch to practicing using a virtual music game, like Guitar Hero or Rock Band, whose control schemes resemble those of real instruments. You'll need to decide whether it is important for your volunteers to play the same songs in both real life and in the game and how long (minutes, hours, several days in a row) the volunteers should practice. Doing a bit of research on how practicing helps people learn will help you design a better experiment. Once the practice phase is over, use the same test to measure the musicians' song-playing or singing skills. Did virtual practice improve their real-world music playing?

If you practice is it going to help you? I hear the statement "Practice makes perfect" many times but is it really true?

For example, does someone who does not have a voice to excel in the music industry led down the wrong path when they are told that practice will help them? Why is that these people have it in their heads that they can pursue a career that may not be attainable?

I watched American Idol when it first started. When the castings started to scope out the talent, if contestants ended up not being picked I would hear many of them say, "if you believe it will happen" or "where there's a will, there is a way".. I understand that in some cases that is the truth, but for many it is just the honest truth that it is not a reality.

Does practice make perfect OR does only PERFECT practice make perfect? What is your take on this overused statement?

Have there been times when you tried pursuing something that, in the end, could not be perfected? Have you overcome something that you have practiced long and hard for?

When I was looking on the internet for some answers for this topic I found this:

We have all heard of the saying 'Practice makes Perfect'.
I actually disagree with that statement.
You see, the core principle of practicing is to make your self better.
An example would be a child learning the piano.
The child must practice in order to get better at the piano.

But my thought is that practice does not make perfect... it just makes permanent.
If a child is learning to play the Concert C Major Scale... but plays and practices
it wrong over and over again... it will not be perfect. His Concert C Major Scale
will be permanently wrong... until he fixes it. This may seem like an oxymoron,
but there's a twist. If this Major Scale is wrong, and than he practices it the
right way later on. With time, he will make it right. Practice will make permanent.

So how do we achieve this 'perfect' level. The argument here is that there is
no such thing as perfect. That is quite pessimistic. I say, lets just live by
this rule: "Perfect Practice Makes Perfect "http://www.trap17.com/forums/Practice-Perfect-t52667.html

This topic is very interesting even though I have only been studying it for 2 Hours

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Hi Everybody it's Bobby here sorry I haven't posted anything for a long time I have been working on my other blog called Bobby's Sustainability Blog but luckily I just thought of something to blog about one of my favourite things Music if you play a instrument good on you because it is a great way to spend your free time some instruments you could play are the Piano, Violin, Viola or the clarinet, trumpet or guitar and if you really want to drive your parents and your brother or sister up the wall then you can play the drums. playing instruments is not all just fun and games you need to have some commitment. The best way you will improve is if you practice and work hard to get through it. I play the piano and that is a great choice if you want to play.   

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Blog

Hey Everybody I just made a new blog why don't you check it out click here to visit it.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mexican Swine Flu Spreads

Some Rangitoto College pupils have been on a over seas trip to Mexico and have bought back the Flu with them. The Flu virus is a combination of the Swine Flu, the Bird Flu and Human Flu. The Flu is deadly and has put some of the Mexican residents in the captivity of their houses and since the Flu seems so deadly that most of the public are wearing face masks to protect them self from the Flu.

The Flu started in Mexico and has now spread to New Zealand and the USA. It is said that British air ways are also being checked to see if the Flu has gone to England.

The Flu has been attacking Mexico city for some time and in that time it has killed about 8O people but the Mexico Health industry claims that it is less.

For all Mexicans I wish you good luck.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wordle is Cool

Check out this cool internet program Wordle

Traits of a Succesful Learner

this is a Suessful Learner Chart
In class we have been discussing the Traits of successful learners. We have found that successful learners need to be on task at lest 95% of the time. Other wise they will not be able to complete there work on time and then there are no detentions involved and even if they have not done their work they have to self manage themselves and finish it in their own time that is when self manageing comes in to the picture and it is another part of being a successful learner being a great role modle

These are some of the things you need to have to be a successful learner

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Moaning Choir

Moaning Choirs have been set up around the world to moan about things that they don't like.   Now out of the blue some very talented Auckland locals have put together a Four people Choir to Moan away but this is not just any old Moaning is Moaning put into song. On Campbell live (a TV news show in New Zealand) they interviewed some people who have some problems with normal life and most of them hated the bus drivers (no offence to them). But when they were asked if they would sing in the Choir they said "NO". Come on Auckland improve that Choir and put NZ on the map.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Balloons over Waikato

On Saturday 28th March 2009 Hamilton hosted the 10th anniversary of the night glow. My family bused to it and back we had lots of fun and saw a lot of people we knew. The first balloon to go up was the Hamilton balloon but sadly they had to take it down because it was in the way of people seeing the Happy Birthday Balloon. Luckily there were other balloons that I liked. Like the Lady Bird and the Turtle. To my convenience it all started the balloons inflated and started to glow the reason they glow is because it is dark and the gas lights up the balloon and then they light them up at the same times or different times. But the best part is that they are playing music in the back-ground and it gets louder and louder until the balloons light up in time to it. The Balloons over Waikato feature for a week and the night glow is the celebration to finish it off and what a Wonderful week it was.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Camp was Great

Guess what we just went on camp it was great with the climbing, snorkling, kayaking and other great activites. The best part was on thursday when we got to run around pauanui in groups racing to get back to the camp-site our particular group came 2nd. All and all it was realy fun camp the best I have ever been on well tyed with camp papamoa which was mostly the same things the worst bit of camp was probably climbing Mount Pauanui.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An Artist I Like is Vincent Van Gogh

I have always liked Van Gogh's lovely paintings and drawings. But I have thought, how would a person with a mental illness paint or draw these wonderful pieces of art, and I realised that painting and drawing was why he felt he had a place in the world. His brother also helped him though his life but as for that mental illness it just got worse, until he decided to cut off his ear, then about 5 years later he shot himself in the chest and died two days later. This left his brother heart broken. He died six months later and they were burned together.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our Brain

Our brain is like a library and it is this library that is the key to education.
Let me explain. 
Education all started with a few philosophers who taught lots of people who taught their children
and so on and so on. parents have taught education to children for centuries and without that library the parents wouldn't have been able to teach the children and then the teachers wouldn't be able to teach us the things that were taught. 
this makes the brain a key component to education. 

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thanks to all followers

I've just been able to hop on the computer and have seen all my followers it is amazing that you guys have been able to support me with my new blog so I would just like to say a great thank you to all you guys and girls it would have been so hard without your support so thank you thank you and thank you again

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm Finally on The Web

I finally made it on to the web. After so much work I get rewarded. 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Death Toll Rises in Australian Bush Fires

The Australian bush fires have been so destructive in the past month the death toll is just rising and rising it is getting harder for the Aussie locals to believe that this has happened so to everyone who is looking at this blog the Aussie's need our help lets give it to them and to any Aussie's looking at this blog I wish you good luck.   

Thursday, February 12, 2009

First Blog

Hi to the world this is my first blog thanks for looking at it