Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Market Share Game

Market Share game review
By  Riley & Maya

Well, Market Share it’s a board game that will teach you about marketing and owning a company. In the game there's four teams of two or three and the objective is to get the most money from owning companies.

There are dollar notes, There is $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $50,000 and $100,000. One team are the bankers/accountants who look after the bank’s money. Although it is an easy way to get extra money by stealing when you're the banker, it’s still not allowed!!

The game is quite realistic because it shows the ups and downs of owning a big business. One of the downs is that big, wealthy companies are common targets for taking over companies because normally they give you lots of cash!! Another reason why it’s easy to find reality in the game is because, like owning a business, you have to have the right amount of resources to buy a company.

There are different ways to get a company but the most wickedly satisfying is to get a takeover risk card. Although it is easier to just get enough resources and money. But their are Acquisition cards they allow you get more resources.

And there’s a board of course. They have all the companies on it , That you can buy with your money. You also get a pack of counters. There’s Blue, Green, Yellow and Red. When you buy a company you put your coloured counter on the company. You each take turns going around. You get paid when it’s your turn with your “monthly” salary paid by the bank. On your turn you can use any Acquisition Cards or buy a risk card.
     So that is basically all you need to know  about the Market share game. It is a fun but challenging version of monopoly. Good for educational purposes and also just for fun. It is better than monopoly for many reasons. Definitely a good game for those that like games like Monopoly but think that the actual Monopoly is tiresome.
Have Fun Playing Market Share!

Game Review - Market Share by Shaan Vaidya
The game Market $hare is a board game about financial literacy. There is currency in paper notes worth $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $50,000 and $100,000. There is also 64 businesses you can buy, but you can only get it if you have enough resources to buy the businesses.

The businesses are in 5 categories. There is 2 rows of businesses in these categories, Soho, Small and Medium. There is only 1 row of businesses in Large and International. The international businesses are the most expensive, but you can get more income. In Soho it costs less and you get less income.

There are also Acquisition and Risk cards. Acquisition cards get you resources and Risk cards can be something really good or terrible.

The businesses are some of New Zealand’s best. e.g. LG, Air NZ, Bartercard and 61 others. Some are quite popular in the world as well.

This game is packed in a box and it contains this.

  • Game Board
  • 4 Game Booklets for businesses
  • 1 Pack of Acquisition Cards
  • 1 Pack of Risk Cards
  • 1 Pad of Player Sheets
  • 1 Pack of Game Money, currency is $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $50,000 and $100,000.
  • 4 Pencils  
  • 4 sets of coloured counters (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow).

It is a really fun game especially for people who love mathematics. This is a great game for the family, for your friends or other people that are related to you. The game does take a bit long.

It is basically like Monopoly but for me it is way better.

Market Share Review by Matthew

Market Share is a game designed for university students to learn how to manage their money properly,learn how to run a business,learn the risks for running a business and having to calculate tax/other pays. The game is really fun, to most of the people that I played with said it was better than monopoly/the best game they had ever played.
There is lots of different companies life:

Health-Moving Forward, Business insight group, 13 habitats.org ,Wasp Security, Cabu!!, Titanium, Elias Kanaris.com, Jurado, Living Wisdom,
Unique Homes, purple Sherbet, Kingdom Financial Services, Irecraft Detailing.nz, Gettingagrip.com, Monty's Promotions LTD, Biz Buzz, Chocolate Brown, Teleport, my tech, online results, RNRV, Fresh As, Remarkable, PushPay, Thereisabetterway, Cranston, KATABOLT, Ultra com, New Zealand Made, PureSEO, New Zealand Trustee, Dad's Pies,Massey Uni, sKids, warehouse stationery, the warehouse, Telecom, Yahoo!, Air New Zealand, AIA, 3M, LG, OfficeMax, etc,etc.
When you own at least one of these businesses, you get paid a monthly income. (Not every month but every turn) each business costs money, you get paid money and on occasion there is a bonus card in the risk pile which gives you a bonus.
My Advice
Market share is a AWESOME game that is soooo addicting,they should add another note like $250,000. It is a epic game and I love to play it.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

WALT-use speech marks correctly in our writing

Watch the slideshow and complete the practice activities on Slide 6,7,8 and 9 in your Literacy books.
Next time you write your own story during independent writing try to use this skill.

Option: Create your own powerpoint or short movie that could teach your other classmates about using speech marks correctly.  Upload it to your blog.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Our Trip to waitakare refuse Center By Matthew- Part 1

On 29 April 2015 Room 11 and 1/2 of room 10 went to the waitakare refuse center. When we got there we were told to go to a small pitch of grass by the classrooms and we were given instructions.

Room 11 first activity was the classroom, in the classroom we learnt about how 65% of all rubbish in red bins isn't sopoused to be there. 10% was green waste, 40% was food waste, 15% was recycling!!! And the last 35% was sopoused to be there.

Our Next activity in the classroom was to sort a bag of rubbish into bins, the bins were: Recycling, Reusable, Paper and Cardboard, Rubbish and food waste. Then after that we had to score the other team out of 10. Shaan was chosen to score he other team out of 10, He gave them 8. Then Maya was chosen to score our team. We did pretty bad but Maya felt generous and gave us 7 and 1/2.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Trip to the Transfer Station

We all learnt alot..Room 11 comment on this post with some of your wonderings or new learning from the trip!

Anzac Poetry


Shells exploding, mines blowing
Marching through the mud below
Through the stressful day and night  
Fighting for their precious life
Bullets blasting the air filled with smoke
Family's are praying their husbands survive
Then poppies give hope
To soldiers within their sight
While poppies stand  
Soldiers fight with might                                      
Their rifles down
They spy on the enemies
Then finally they call a truce
Among everyone throughout the fields
Far and wide and it stops
The dreadfulness stops
Will it happen again?

By Noah


shimmering in the sunset,
The sound of trumpets and voices singing,
Remembering the past when world war 1 was the present.

To remember the loved ones and honor the Brave,
Poppys  on the open dead fields ,
Still growing now poppys all around,

Make us remember the ones who came before us,
In the sunset standing alone the first poppy to ever grow,
Remember the poppies sitting under the twinkling  blue sky.

So remember the sweet sweet Poppies
By Mila

WALT:write take notes from a video and write our own explanations.

Noah's Explanation: How wind is turned into energy?