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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Blog Post Analysis Reflection

Since May
The beginning of the year. 




This year, everyone in LS2 had a goal to achieve before the end of this year. My goal was to get too 1,100 blog post. Sadly, I haven't achieve my goal. I think its because I've been leaving it as a DRAFT and not posting it. The highest amount of blog post this year was January ( during the summer learning journey). The lowest amount of blog posts this year was this month (2 blog posts). The first year I started blogging was on 2015. I have been blogging for 4 years. 



Tesselations



This week during Maths, we have been working on Tesselations. We were given 3 or more different shapes to make as a pattern. I decided to go with the T shape. I made 3 or 2 patterns. I decided to go with a mix of dark and bright colors. During Maths, we have been working on rotation, translation, enlargement and so on. 

Monday, 2 December 2019

Market Day Evaluation

Our idea was viable because it sold out really fast and the colors were attractive to students/parents. What would you change? If we had ice blocks I will change that and having more items per class because the slime sold out fast. The amount of money our class earned was $96.00. For each item at the end we sold 2 for 1 token. Our bags for the rainbow crayons cost $8.00. Altogether our net profit was $88.00. We had 88 items altogether at our school gala day.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Instagram advertising




This week LS2 have created on Instagram of advertising our rainbow crayons. Today is our school gala day that starts at 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Each class in our school is selling a item between 1 - 3 dollars. And this is not a real instagram post. If you were wondering how we made this look so real, we used a template but changed it too make it look real. 


Athletics day 2019



This week was our Interschool Athletics Day. Lots of students from different schools took part. It was a really fun day on Wednesday and competitive day at the same time. We had some good results from each person, that was doing Athletics. If some people were confuse about what time to go to there event we had 2 posts on each side, with the times. I took part in the 100 meter sprints and came 2nd in heats and 1st in finals. I was really nervous on the day, because I was going against fast people that won alot of sprint events this year and last year. In the morning block the boys had there sprints events and, the girls were doing the field events. In the afternoon we switched ( boys to field events and girls to sprints).


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Show dont tell


Small pieces of rocks, grass and stones stuck in me isn’t such a pleasant feeling. The pain being inflicted on my body hurts badly. Stepping on poop smells DISGUSTING and UNCOMFORTABLE!!! At this point I couldn’t bare to breathe with the unbearable scents surrounding me. Falling into a nasty, smelly, puddle made me soaked and smelly!! I’m starting to think that my only source of food is the stale bubblegum stuck to the floor with each step my owner took on them. Gross…  Does my owner even have eyes? Each step my owner took was on one of the most disgusting parts on the ground (puddles, poop, bubble gum and rocks). I’m yearning for the day when I get brought back to the shoe store...


Written by | Nyjah and Chavda


This week during Writing Nyjah and I have been on show no tell. Our story was based on shoes that were about the 5 senses. As a peer we were pretending to be a peer of shoes that had those 5 senses. During this challenge, LS2 were given a challenge to sit back to back with our partner. In our peers we wrote 7 sentences or more. I found it really easy to do this because Nyjah and I had similar ideas for this topic. 

Reading Presentation | The Great Plague





This week I have been working with Joel on The Great plague. Today each peer or group presented there presentation in front of the class with a DLO, slideshow or a Kahoot. What I found interesting about my topic is, once a person passes away a red cross is drawn on there door ( if someone or people have passed). In our slideshow we did a timeline, summary, video ( as an example) and drawings of what it looked like back in the day. I felt really nervous presenting in front of the class while talking, but I tried my best to get over that fear. What I enjoy the most in this presentation was creating the drawing ( slide 5 ). 

If you'll like to check out Joel's blog 
                               

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Transformation



This week during Maths we have been learning Transformation. As a class we were able too choose a 3 shapes in google drawing to put together. I decided to choose a circle, square and rounded rectangle. With the 3 shapes we chose we did Symmetry, enlargement, rotation, reflection and translation. For translation I made it into a gif that made my shape move to a different spot. 

Friday, 15 November 2019

Foodprint

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This week in the afternoon Michal the owner of Food print business has been active for 6 months. She came in to talk to LS1 and LS2 about enterprise, for our Inquiry topic. Did you know, that 20 million bread is wasted every year in New Zealand (more than NZ's population)? Before she created food print she planned on the logo/ name. For her name, it took her for months to figure out a name that was short and bold. For the logo/colors and the designs her team created 4 choices for her. 

If you would like to download the app, remember to write down: Food print. 
                             ( if you live in Auckland, New Zealand) 

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Financial Literacy Market Day



This week during Maths we have been working on Financial Literacy for our school market day. We were given a chance of picking our peers to work with, and I chose Fui. As a peer we helped each other out with the things we were stuck with. The game we played was called Market Game. To know the rules we were given Instructions to read carefully, here is a reminder: to always check your inventory and the price list. We were given two dices to use for this game. One of the dices were blank White. In vivid we wrote J for Juggling balls. B for bungy sacks and H for hacky sacks.

Friday, 1 November 2019

Woodwork | Tech 2019



This week during Tech we have been working on our Woodwork designs. For my design I decided to go with a piano. I am still working on getting the correct measurement for my design. What I find hard to doing at wood work is getting the correct measurements because if we don't do the correct measurements our wood work design is going to fail.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Summarising the Main Ideas


Keywords from the title
Keywords from 
sub- headings
New words I need to look up
  • First plant selfie in the world.


Revolutionise, Excreted,
Panels, Milliwatts and Anode.


Write down 20 important words from the text 
Camera, Plant’s, Energy, Rainforest, First, Technology, Pete, Zoological Society of London, World, Produce, Sunlight, Water, oxygen, Sugar, Shade, Wildlife, Soil, Power, Stem, Roots.
Chose the 6 most important words.
Plant, Produce, Energy, Photograph, Senors. Pete, Power
Chose the 5 important Sentences.
Pete is the world's first plant selfie made on Earth. He is a fern that takes photographs of itself, (every 20 seconds). These sensors are in the wild with camera traps. Did you know that plants are able to produce sugars and oxygen from water? His hobbies are Respiration, growth and photography.
                                                        My 10 syllables. 
Pete is the world's first plant selfie made on Earth. He is a fern that takes photographs of itself. These sensors are in the wild with camera traps. Plants are able to produce sugars and oxygen from water. His hobbies are Respiration, growth and photography.


This week during Reading we have being working on Current Events. Each person in LS2 were able to choose a topic from kiwi kids news, NZ Herald or Kea Kids News. The topic I choose is called World's first plant selfie. Pete is a fern that takes photos of itself every 20 seconds. I found this topic interesting to read because it is really cool how Pete can take selfies of its own (itself). During this task we wrote a summary. To begin with we wrote down 20 important words, 6 most important words and 5 important sentences. At the end we changed our 5 important sentences into 10 syllables. If you would like to read my 10 syllables it is under the sub heading (My 10 syllables).

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Water Filter



Last term for Inquiry Joseph, Nidhi, Miiana and I. There were groups of 4 or 5 with 1 year 7 as a leader per group. My group's leader was Miiana. The challenge for each group was to try and make your group's water clear. Before we made the experiment each group planned on what materials they were using. Using the materials we had. 




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2019 RWC Stadium Capacities


This week I have been working with Angela, on the 2019 RWC Stadium Capacities DLO. Before we started our DLO's, we were able to work in peers or in a Trio. As a class we were able to choose, a question that was solved in our Maths books. We chose 49,970 of 3/4 question. How we solved this problem: 49,970 ፥ 4 = 12,493.5 then 12,493 + .5 = 12,494 x 3 = 37,478 (that's how we got our answer) .. The question was (If International Stadium Yokohama only half filled. How many spare seats would there be)?

Explanation : LGBTQ



LGBTQ
How do you feel about the LGBTQ commuinty? Nearly everyday humans question themselves about what they identify with. The meaning of LGBTQ is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Q is for those who are questioning themselves, on what they identify with. Do you know the colours of their new flag?

RESPECT
Just imagine if you were LGBT, wouldn't you want respect from your family and friends? So why not show respect towards those who are LGBT? People in the 1990's - now, have gained a lo,t of respect for those who are lgbt. Showing them the respect they need will make them feel more self - confident.

EMPATHY
Did you know that over 11 million people in the world are LGBT? Being understanding (towards their feelings) and accepting (understanding how they feel) is showing Empathy. Example: understanding someone and sharing feelings with one another can lift a lot of weight off both of your guys shoulders.

TOLERANCE
Not much people today can show tolerance. There are two sides (disliking things and agreeing with things). In my opinion i think we should be showing tolerance to those people that are still figuring out their identify, which does that a lot of time.. We all have different opinions about things.

I have finally come to my conclusion. I talked about many things about the LGBTQ community, but If you were still wondering about the meaning of the LGBTQ colours on the flag is: Red means life, Orange means healing, Yellow means sunshine, Green means nature, Blue means harmony and Violet means spirit.

This week during Writing, LS2 (yr 7 and yr 8) have created a explanation of our choice that showed Respect, Empathy, Tolerance or something else of our choice.  I decided to go with LGBTQ for my explanation because it was really easy to go with Respect, Empathy and Tolerance. In the beginning we had 10 minutes of planning, 40 minutes of writing and a few minutes of drafting our work. The next day in the morning block we all had some time to proof read our writing. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Early Maori Enterprise





This week during Inquiry I worked with Florence, Fui and Victoria. As a class each group had a chance to say there syllables out loud that had 5 sentences. I found it so scary presenting my syllables to the class. The first text at the top was our original one, but then changed the sentences into 5 sentences and the syllables into 10.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Rugby World Cup : Rugby Pitch


This week for maths we had maths equations based off the Rugby World Cup. This time the challenges were related to Rugby Pitches, and we had to solve 6 questions including multiplication and addition. We worked with different partners and created a collaborative DLO about one of the questions we had to answer in example. We used number 5 which was.."A club tactically decides to narrow the width of their rugby pitch to make it easier for their players to defend. The original width of their pitch was 65m with a length of 90m. The new width is 55m. How much smaller is the new area of the pitch?" See how we worked it out in the google drawing above.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

World News | Reading






L.I: Exploring international current events.
This week for Reading we used Google Maps and looked international news that follow either of these reasons; Timeliness, Relevance, Magnitude, Unexpected, Impact, Reference, Oddity, Conflict, Negative, Continuity, Emotions, and Progress. Working in small groups, we located where the event took place and pinned them on the collaborative map. Using sites such as Kiwi kids News and NZ Herald. Last week we looked at national news meaning stuff only happening in New Zealand. Now we are exploring things that are happening all around the world, international. We found some very interesting world archives, such as the fire in the Amazon Rain-forest. 


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Provaction and Opinion






A provaction is an action or speech that triggers strong feelings about a topic. Recently a major supermarket chain announced it will no longer sell energy drinks to people under 16. My opinion is recorded in my DLO that shows both perspectives. My opinion on both of them is that energy drinks taste really nice and is something that kids likes to drink and energy drinks are also bad for kids to drink.

Exploring our national current events



This week during Reading I have being working with Nyjah,Victoria, Florence and I. Authors make stories to entertain, persuade and inform. New editors make decisions every day about which stories they should write about. As a class we explored different type of stories that has happen in New Zealand and plotted the location on a google map.

Explanation: Should NZ ban plastic straws?

Do you think plastic straws are useful? Well I think it is easier to use a straw than to use no straw. Around the world, most people know that plastic straws harm sea creatures. People are thinking about banning them for good, but people like me disagree.

In 1870, plastic straws were created to benefit not only me, but everyone around the world. Plastic straws was created by John Wesley Hyatt. I am happy, glad and delightful about having plastic straws around the world including NZ. Have you ever had a drink at a fast food place without getting a straw? It is hard to drink a drink with no straw because it goes all over your face and it looks embarrassing in public. Almost everyone has experienced the feeling of disgust and embarrassment walking to the restroom covered in their drink because I too have been in that situation and trust me it doesn't feel or look good.
I believe plastic straws are very helpful for when we are in public, in the car and even at home. Why? Imagine drinking a can of Mountain Dew without a straw, you'd be stuck in an awkward position trying to force all the remaining liquid. You’d look ridiculous! But if we used a straw we not only finish are drink clean but we could also feel the relief of not looking crazy. Did you know paper straws become soggy and makes it difficult to drink your drink.

Paper straws contain polypropylene which is the same liquid as fuel that we use in our cars today. As we use paper straws it is not only hard to drink but also gets soggy and in most cases melts some polypropylene inside your drink. Even though it’s harmless don’t you think it’s disgusting knowing you’re drinking a liquid used in gas?

The reason why plastic straws are getting banned in most countries around the world, is because people aren’t recycling their straws. If people recycle their plastic straw’s their won’t be a problem to people in many countries. If you don’t recycle your plastic straw it goes to landfills, or even worse it pollutes our oceans which looks ugly to look at. The sad thing about having plastic straws is that people don’t recycle them. Did you know it takes 200 years for plastic straws to be decomposed? Which means most people living right now is not going to be alive at that time of year. Here is a tip from me: don't litter your straw, instead recycle straw. Would you prefer drinking drinks with a straw? If so, share my tip.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Tech | Last day of Robotics



This week during, we have being editing our movies. Today was our last day of our robotics lesson. During this last tech lesson we have been creating a robotics movie/ video that was about something that we have learnt about over the last 15 or 14 weeks of Tech. Today was our last day of editing or filming. In my group I had Marieta, Angela and Fui. In the movie I created the animation and a bit of Angela. I hope you enjoy this movie/video that we have created as a group.

I'll like to say a big thanks to Mr Dunn and Mrs Munoz because without you guys we wont have any robotics at Tech. It's cool knowing that we are the first year group out of all of the schools and year groups that goes to Tamaki College. I cant wait to go to my new tech rotation. Today was also the last day of the year 8's being split apart into 2 groups. 

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Point of View



This week for Inquiry Chavda and I have been using our researching skills to find out whether it’s necessary for plastic straws to be banned. In my opinion straws shouldn't be banned as it doesn't cause much problems then plastic bags. It helps us drink a drink instead of having it all over our face. Using this DLO we managed to find information/useful knowledge to back up not only our opinion but also to fill in facts for No/yes. A fact is useful information that is always correct . Option is not right or wrong as it is a emotional way to approach things.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Joy Cowley | Author DLO


This week during Reading we have been doing different activities since it is book week. In this task we had to choose a New Zealand author. I decided to do Joy Cowley since she is an author I knew at a very young age. In this DLO we had to have: what books have they written, what inspired them to become an author, information about their life and to include 3 questions you might ask them. 

Tech blog post

This week during robotics, this was our last day of editing or creating our robotics movie. In my group we had Fui, I and Angela. To make this robotics movie we had to film clips of the M-bot moving and we also had to do a project that we have learnt from doing robotics. My group is doing an animation for our project. My group just needs to edit our movie then we are done with our movie.  

Catupult challenge










Last week on Monday Fui, Haylee, I , Taheesha and Florence worked together on a catupult task. Our challenge was to create a catupult that could sling the dice at the paper target on the wall. To make our base stronger we used triangles to make it strong. The design we created was a trebuchet. Our leader (Fui) gave each person a role in our group to make the trebuchet. In the start we found it a bit hard to do but once we did our second challenge, Florence knew what to make. Next time we  need to work on making the trebuchet: to make the arm of the trebuchet stronger.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Persuasive Speeches: Racism

LI: To write a speech that persuade others to think the way you do.

                                                                 Raicsm


Greetings everyone, I have felt passionate about a topic that has been spoken about for many years. Racism. In the past, black and white people didn’t get along, this was especially in places like the USA where what you could do or where you could go depended on the colour of your skin.


In September the 7th 1921, during the touring in Napier. New Zealand won 9-8. When this story was published, the manager says that he did not deny that his players had been upset because of the saying of the crowd.


On August the 28th in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I have a dream” speech, was a powerful speech that talks about racism, freedom, and american civil rights. Did you know that those 4 words is well known as a phrase in African American’s history.



In 1982, New Zealand first played South Africa. Although the All Blacks team had really good players some of them weren’t allowed to go because they were Maori like George NÄ“pia. 160,00 people signed a petition to have a white All Blacks team instead of having a mixed of colour team. Their slogan was called ‘no Maoris, no tour’.


Have you ever felt excluded because of your skin-colour? Well, we all have experienced it in some way. You may know Rosa Parks as the“first lady of civil rights”. Rosa Parks sat at the front of a city bus, refusing to give up her sit up to a caucasian male. It wasn’t fair how they were having separate sides of white and black people. Rosa put up a fight, but didn’t win. She was forced to get off, and was taken to jail because she kept on refusing to give up her seat to a white person, so then they arrested her. How would you feel if that happened to you?

This week we had our speech competition on Tuesday. On Monday we had a speech off between 7 people. Only 3 people from that 7 was able to present their speech at our school's speech competition. The 3 winners were Mele, Jack and Marieta. But before we presented our speeches we all chose a speech topic to present in front of the class or in a group. I decided to present my speech in a group because I wasn't that confident to show my speech to the class. The speech topic that I decided to go with was Racism because that is one of my favorite speech topics and because I was influence to do a racism speech. 

Aesop Comic Strip


This week we have being doing book week activities like: comic strip and reading pathway. During the comic strip we used this site, to make our comic strip. I decided to go with the Lamp because the name sounded simple. My favorite box that drew out of all these 3 boxes was the first one since the colours looks kind of pretty and because it has details on it.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Swimming blog post

This week during Swimming lessons we having being practising a bit of skills that would help us with our Strokes. Every Thursdays we come down to the Panmure lagoon to get taught, some strokes that would help is when we are in trouble in water. Every class in Panmure Bridge School is doing swimming lessons. Our instructor is called James. He is going to be teaching my group for the next 7 or 8 sessions. The main things that we did this week was Breath stroke kick, streamline,  doing a bit of backstroke and we were also doing some other things that kind of helped us with our technique. Before we finshied our swimming lessons with James he has made a goal for us to do 1 x 100 which means 3 laps. Some of us can do 1 x 100 including myself. For a couple of lessons we are going through the basics and then we are going to start some laps. 

Tech blog post

This week during Tech we have being working on a video that we are going to be showing to the class in a couple of weeks. In my group I have Angela and Fui. I am working on the animation, Angela is going to be editing the video and Fui is going to be doing the same as Angela. Next week we are planning to start filming our video since we have planned it out this week and filmed a bit of it. 

Friday, 2 August 2019

Kiwi Can | Term 3 Lesson 2




Our brand new topic for Kiwi Can is Resilience and our new theme is Emotions. In this Kiwi Can lesson we were trying to express our emotions by doing different exercises during our energiser. When we were doing our energiser some of the exercises was a bit challenging like the blank because we were trying to do it for 10 secs, 30 secs and 1 minute. During our activity we were spilt into 4 groups. Mrs Mac gave each  group a scenario to act out. My group scenario was about, going to an audition. Our main actors were Nyjah and Fui. The judges were Victoria, Florence and I. Nyjah and Fui were tryna show a lot of emotions during their audition.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Swimming blog post | Lesson 2




This week during swimming we have being learning breath stroke (kicks), dolphin kicks, butterfly, back stroke (a bit). We were in the same swimming group that we were put into last week but the people that weren't here were able to choose a group. What I found a bit challenging  today was breathing under water while doing the dolphin kick all the way till the end. What we did during this lesson was trying to float in the water looking down and looking out of the water while doing 6 kicks each.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Swimming blog post | Term 3 Week 1 | First session




This week on Thursday was the beginning of our first swimming session. We are going to be having 9 sessions of swimming on Thursday's every week. In the beginning of the lesson we were split into 2 groups. I was in the first group. My group was learning backstroke (a bit), streamline (kick) and practicing other strokes. My favorite stroke learning was Butterfly, I was the only one in my group that  knew how to do it. I found this swimming class a bit easy since I know how to do all 4 strokes.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Tech blog post | Week 10




During this weeks session we were coding our M-bots to go around these shapes. This was the last session of the term. After the holidays we going to make our own project. I found it a bit hard to do this task because my M-bot kept on going around in circles on the spot and it wasn't moving forward, turning left and turn right. This weeks words was called functions. To be able to do this we had to us the work book or the projects that we have made in the past. I found using the work book a bit easier for me because it gave me some ideas for my coding. 



Thursday, 4 July 2019

HIIT






This week we have being do some hard exercises. What we did today was a lot of strengthening. I found it a bit challenging while doing the bars because after I did the push ups and the mountain climbers my arms were really tired. My favorite exercise was the push ups because that is one of my favorite exercise's that we do for HIIT. While we were doing the exercise's we had to peer up with someone. I peered up with Fui. When we were doing the exercise's  someone in your peer would need to do the exercise for 30 second while the other person is resting and cheering the person on. At the end of the session we were doing a challenge called Big sally up big sally down. When we were doing this challenge we will see who would last longest. Over 10 or under people lasted the longest including myself.

Maths Game presentation





Instructions of my game:


Greetings to you all and welcome to Time tables and subtraction. What you will be learning in my game is your time tables and subtraction but it is mixed up. On this slide, you’ll need to read it because it will help you understand my game. When you get to a slide that shows two sticks it is their for you to pick one that you will like to use during this game. Every time you have finished your question slide then you get to choose a new one or stick with the same weapon. My favorite stick out of those two is the Blue sword because it looks really nice and it is my favorite weapon in Minecraft. For the first slide you will need to click the text box that says click here and the text box below it will show you a number that may be the wrong one or the easy one. Good luck to those people that plays my game, and please comment down below on my blogger and rate it.





For a couple of weeks LS2 has being creating a Maths game that helps other people with their : Time tables, double, decimals, subtraction and so on. After we have created our game we were all able to make a icon that will go with our presentation. We all had to create our own Icon. The character that I did is called Universe. This morning everyone in LS2 presented their Maths game, while we were presenting we had to go with a buddy. My buddy was Nyjah. She helped me with the slides while I was talking to the class. I felt a bit nervous, but as I spoke to the class it got a bit easier for me to do.




Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Rhythm Interative's Visit to PBS



This week Johnny from the Rhythm Interative's came to our school today to teach us different instrument beats. The drum that Johnny used was an African drum called the Djembe. The meaning of a Djembe means bringing joy. Today LS2 students helped out the juniors in Room 1 or Room 6 if they were stuck learning the beat. In Room 1 I was peered up with Vill, he was a bit stuck with one of the drumming beats so I helped him carefully until he knew what to do. I found this experience fun because it was cool hearing a really cool beat that came out of all our drums. But did we know how to do it without a bit of help. Well Johnny first started it off with the beat/pattern then the whole school will join in or one side would do one beat then the other side would do a different beat. The theme was called 'together we can make a change'. What I have learnt from this experience was the skills of drumming (beats, pattern and rhythm). At the end the Head students (Mele and Jack) gave a big thank you to Johnny for coming to our school and teaching the whole school these cool drumming beats. I'll like to give a big thank you to Johnny for coming to PBS to teach us so many cool beats with different instruments beside from the drum, thank you Johnny for donating 7 drums to our school.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Inference DLO | Term 2 Week 8



LI: To understand how to use inference in Maths.
This weeks Maths session I have being working together with Holy to create this. Before we started to make our DLO we were given different word problems in Inference and we were also got a word problem that was in our Maths test. As you can see on my DLO I have my word problem, a drawing, how we figured out the answer and the strategy. I have sketched a image online but changed up the drawing a bit with the colours. 


Hiwi the Kiwi Visit | Week 8










This week on Wednesday Hiwi the Kiwi came to visit our school to talk about saving fishes for the future and also to talk to us about saving seabirds. If you check out my blog I have made a Explanation that talks about saving fishes. When LS2 was walking into the hall Mr Minstrel and Ms Minstrel were singing a song that they have written themselves. Once all the classes came into the hall we started to sing a song and we were also doing actions to the song. I found it really fun to do and also cool to see how everyone in the school was giving the moves ago. After we sang the song we started to hear some really interesting Fish facts and some funny jokes from Mr Minstrel. What I have learnt after Hiwi the Kiwi came to visit our school that it is important to wear life jackets when your are on a boat. If you would like to see a video of Mr Minstrel and Ms Minstrel singing a song or talking to the school watch the video at the bottom of my blurb. This video was created in 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLWXIfGZZoQ
Click on the link if you would want to check the video out.

Tech Reflection | Week 7

This week during Tech we were learning, how to code our M-bot to make shapes. The word we learnt was Algorithms. I found it difficult to do the coding because I didn't get the correct coding for the square. We were also learning about algorithms. The meaning of algorithms is making steps or rules. I also found out brand new words that I never knew. Next week we are going to do some more coding to shapes.

Tech Reflection | Term 2 Week 8

This weeks Tech session challenge was to make our M-bot make a square or to try and make our M-bot to go around an item that was on the table. The word that we were learning about was sense. I found the 1st activity hard to do, so I decided to do the 2nd challenge because I found it a bit easier to do. Once I was done do my coding of my square it didn't really look like a  square because it looked like a Hexagon. Next week we are probably going to do some sum wrestling, which I am going to be kind of happy if I do it.

Independence Day (Angela and Chavda) | Excellence and Innovation






Last week on Thursday I created a presentation with Angela. I felt a bit nervous speaking but as I kept on speaking the nerves went away. Angela and I have being working on this show for a long time. This slideshow is about the Samoan Independence Day. It is about how Samoan people celebrates, the feast we have, the performance's schools make in Samoa and the clothing. Did you know that when we perform we have a backwards C on our cheek?

If you would like to see Angela's blog,
Here is the link to her blog -

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Kiwi Can Reflection | Term 2 Week 8

This week for Kiwi Can we have a brand new topic called reliability. The meaning of reliability is relying on someone to take responsibility for their pet or food. This weeks energise was about trusting your partner in the front to the lead the way. My partner was Fui. Our Kiwi Can teacher gave us different challenges with our partners like being blindfolded and looking with your eyes open to see if anyone was going to try and tag them. The person in the front had to protect the person in the back, for them to not get tagged, and to tag someone at the back so that the peer can get eliminated. I found the blindfold challenge kind of hard because I didn't know if someone one was next to me or blind me, so I had to have trust in Fui. After that game we started to talk about reliability for a few minutes. Once we were done talking about reliability we started to play our activity game which was to balance with your partner in different ways or getting up at the same time. But first we had to peer up with someone that was about the same height us our self. Fui and I were about the same height so we peered up. We did different challenges with our partners. Fui and I had a lot of trust in each other. In this exercise we had to make sure we had trust in each other and to have strength to be able to lift our friend up. Before we left Kiwi Can we played GKQ. The meaning of GKQ is General Knowledge Quiz or Questions. So how we played GKQ was to have a master that went around the circle answering hard questions. If that master got eliminated by a question, the person that got it right would take over as master. The winner of that GKQ was Joel.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ballet






This week on Monday we have been learning a famous ballet routine called Black Swan and White swan. A big thank you to Chloe, from the Royal New Zealand Ballet (contemporary) company. Before we started the routine we were doing different exercise to get us warmed up. I learnt how to jump, because I have been learning that move for a while but I just need to lift my hands out into a L shape. Once we were warmed up, we started to learn the routine. If you guys watch the video you will see the routine that  we were practising. I found the lesson fun because I haven't been taught any ballet routines because I was self taught. The music we used was classical - Tchaikovsky.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Waltzing Matilda Poem, Summary and Main Ideas





This week Nyjah and I has read a poem called “Waltzing Matilda”. Waltzing Matilda is written by a famous author called Banjo Patterson. Banjo Paterson wrote lots of famous Australian poems as he was a poetry. We both made two collaborative DLOs. One was about the main idea and the other one was about the actual summary. For the summary we had to unpack the different languages and find out the actual meaning first. Then we wrote in 20 important words, took 6 most important words from those 20 and made a short summary about the story. The other DLO was about the main idea and the evidence to back it up. Their were 3 boxes (Detail 1, Detail 2 and Detail 3).

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Strengthening connections to Maths language


L.I: Strengthening connections to Maths Language.

This week in Maths we completed a Maths Vocabulary challenge to help strength our maths language. I have also worked with Victoria on this task. As a class, we first explored the different ways of saying "Hello", looking at it in different languages and how we use the word in different situations. Then we were asked to discuss the word "plane" with a partner. Out of misunderstanding, everyone thought of it as a air-craft and not the maths meaning of it being a flat plane (surface). We worked collaboratively in pairs to drag words in their related topics being either Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Equality, Inequality, Variable, and Answer using a the explore tool and maths dictionary to find out what some words mean and trying to place each word in a section. Doing this activity will help me understand a wider range of Maths meanings when it comes to problems.

Kiwi Can




This week at Kiwi Can we have being learning Responsibility and Integrity. Yesterday was the last day of learning about Integrity. The meaning of Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking, and responsibility is having control over someone like babysitting your little brother when your parents are gone out somewhere. We were also learning about motivation, is someone cheering the person on or getting them an award at the end of the game or training. The activity we played yesterday was helicopter pop out. This game was kind of hard because, once we were trying to not get hit we were also passing the ball to different people in the circle.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Gymnastic Session 4 | Term 2







This week we have being working on different skills. This weeks rotation was kind of similar to last weeks rotation but a bit different. My favorite rotation was the last rotation because I really loved doing the dive roll, backwards roll and more. The rotation that I found a bit hard was the first one because when I was swinging on the bar I couldn't hold my grip for a long time.

Tech | Ctrl 2019 Term 2



This week at Tech we are learning coding. Today we were coding our M- Bots (which is a device that can talk, move and do more things). I found coding a bit challenging because I was wasn't able to hearing any sound coming from the M- Bot. The word that we use today was variable. The meaning of variable is change, sound, beat, tone and more. Next week we are going to be doing a different coding to a Drone.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Literary Devices






This week Mrs Anderson challenged our class to created a DLO on a google document and to use explore for our definitions and our images. This was so challenging for me cause I also doing my DLO's on a google draw not a google document. What I have learnt in this task is the meaning to Metaphor, Personification, a bit of Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole and Alliteration cause I haven't learnt about these in a very long time. 

Friday, 31 May 2019

Gymnastic Reflection | Week 5






This week in Gymnastic we were learning new tricks. We first started with a warm up game, the game we played was called Stuck in the mud. Each round a new peer of people will be choose to be the tagger. If you get tagged you will be in this pose that Steve gave us to do until someone came and saved us. After we did our warm up game we started to do some stretches. After our stretches we started on our rotation 1,2 and 3. It was a bit different on the rotations but a bit the same. My favorite rotation was the last one because I loved doing the dive which is a bit similar of doing a front flip. I learnt how to a dive because I haven't tried it before but as I started doing a lot of times it became so fun. I also learnt how to have a tight grip on the bars because it was hard for me to hold onto the bar. Next week or the week after that we wont be having gymnastic this year anymore because we will be having a brand new kiwi sport.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Major Yuri Gagarin Animation


This week in reading we used our creative skills to create an animation or an ex planer movie about Yuri Gagarin, in groups. My group and I decided to create an animation. Before we created the animation, we planned it as a group. On a piece of paper we drew a S to include the information we wanted about Yuri Gagarin from the start to the finish. A fact about Yuri Gagarin is that he was the first cosmonaut to orbit earth in Vostok 1. After planning the animation, we started to create our animation, we chose a leader to tell us our job of creating our animation. We all decided that I was the right leader of our group. My group and I worked together as a team and helped each other to complete our animation. I think that everyone in my group had great create skills and are really talented in drawing digitally.
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Friday, 24 May 2019

Tech

This week during tech we all have finished our designs. I have created a Game of thrones clock. We have being working on our designing for a few weeks. Today was the last day of designing our clock. I really enjoyed painting my clock and designing it. I'll like to give a big thank you to Ms Ferguson for helping us create our clock that took for a while. 

LS2 Stardome trip




Last night at 5:45 we went on the school bus to go to stardom to learn more about the planets in the atmosphere. Once we walked into the building we went inside this cool room that kind of looked like we were outside. We all found a seat and waited for a few minutes until the show started. We learnt so many planets and what the stars meant and what it looked like in images and pictures. My favorite planets are Neptune and Pluto because they have beautiful planet colours and how Neptune rains with diamonds. Afterwards we went to look at some pictures about the planets, laika (first animal to go into space), Yuri Gagarin (first human being to orbit the earth), checking our weight and we were able to play this fun game called Angry bird.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Information Report



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King penguins are 3 feet tall  and they’re the second tallest penguin alive. Did you know that king penguins swim underwater for about 20 minutes?

King penguins have orange spots (near the neck and near their ears). Males are slightly larger than females. King penguins kind of looks similar to a emperor penguin but an emperor penguin has a different size. The European explorers discovered king penguins thought that king penguins were the tallest specie alive. They are the brightest specie out of all penguins.

King penguins are carnivores. They love to eat (small fish, lantern fish and squid). Here's a shocking fact that humans don’t know (the mother gets the food while the dad looks after the chick). The mother uses their beak as a spoon to feed their chicks. They eat 13 pounds per day.

King penguins are warm blooded. They live in subanatracia on the northside of antarctica. In their island it has snow, water and it is really cold. Did you know that antarctica has 10 islands? Well I never knew that fact.


Did you know that king penguins are scared of a killer whale, leopard seal, skaus and an giant petrel. They travel in groups of 5 to 20 individuals.

I have finally came to my conclusion. I have written what their is diet, appearance, habitat and behaviour. Did you know that their scientific name is called  Aptenodytes patagonicus.

This week in writing we have being practising our information report writing skills. I have chosen to write about a king penguin. To do this practise whole information we used a text box that helped us write our information. We have a structure that we made up as a class called tips (title, introduction, paragraph and summary). I learnt that king penguins are 3 feet tall.


Friday, 17 May 2019

Tamaki College Reflection






This week at Tamaki College the years 8's including myself spent most of the day at Tamaki college for a organisation. We went to the library to have our morning tea. During our morning tea we met our student helpers that helped us out when we were stuck they. After our morning tea we went to two classes doing Science and Maths. Our first class that we went to was Maths. We learnt how to do Co-ordinates. We were trying to make an alien shape. Unfortunately I didn't get to finish it. The last class that we went to was Science. We did some experiments that felt really cool. For our safely we used gloves and glasses for our experiments that we were doing. My favorite experiment doing was the rocket one because it was so fun seeing it go high in the sky. We did so many experiments at Science. At the end we went into the Tamaki College school van to get back to school. Thank you to the Tamaki teachers for teaching us new skills in Science and Maths. I am also excited to go to college now because it is going to be more challenging for me and I'll have more subjects in college then Intimidate.



Tech Reflection

This week at Tech we continued doing our painting for our clock. We have two more weeks left of our rotation. I am almost finished with my Game Of Thrones clock. The colours that I am using for my clock are Black and White and a bit of Grey. Today I have finished with my back clock my background of my black and a bit of my drawings. This clock is going to be given to my Mum for her late mothers day gift.