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Friday, 25 May 2018

Thank You Mr Grundy






This week was our last day with Mr Grundy, So  year 7 students created a thank you letter to Mr Grundy for helping us learn how to create Jewelry in a fun way! Spending time with Grundy was fun and it was cool learning how to create a pewter cast. As we all finished our cast we moved onto finishing our google doc. Thank You Mr Grundy!


Friday, 18 May 2018

Tech









This week for tech Year 7's finished off their Pewter cast designs. We are all on our Work book finishing everything off. I think all of our casts turned out to be a great ending of tech. A big thanks to Mr Grundy from tamaki college for sharing how to create a Pewter cast

Thursday, 17 May 2018

KiwiSport

This week for Kiwi Sport Ha mesh taught us how to Play Netball rugby. After we played Ha mesh saw that most of us dident spread out so he took us into the hall and we all learnt how to pass the ball by spreading out. It was fun because all of us where happy and there where no negativity getting around every one. Although the boys made the game rough and the other team lost we all still had a great and fun time.

Speech marks ( Using Fake text )





This week for writing we practiced how to use our Speech marks correctly. To use speech marks correctly you need to always only include the words the person/character is saying. Example: "Look out!" Screamed Luke. Example of bad Speech marks: " Look out screamed Luke" ! Here is my own examples of Speech marks.


Kiwi Can

This week for Kiwi can our topic is Integrity and our theme is " Doing the right thing". We learnt how to do the right thing when no one was looking by playing two games. The first game we played was a game that uses integrity. So basically as Ms Lilly crosses her arms we have to clap and if she dosent cross her arms and we clap we are out. The next game we played was 1hand soccer. We splitted up into two groups and versed each other. In this game it shows how much encouragement and positivity we use throughout. We then got into the last state of Kiwican witch is when they mark us and tell us what we need to improve on to get better


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Table master

This week for other I played a game called Table master. Table master is a math multiplying game. It helps you with your times table and your speed of multiplication knowledge. If you get the answer correct it comes up as the next equation. If you get it wrong it comes up with a sad face emoji and a big red word WRONG!

Link - http://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/

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Commenting


 Link - Magenta Blog post This week for Blog commenting I commented on Magenta's blog post ( How to survive a Cow attack! ).  I found this useful and interesting to read.  If you would like to get more information about her blog post then go ahead and click the link above. This blog post is great for cow attack survival !

Poetry/Word Clines






(Yesterday) 
Waking up to a sunshine horizon. 
Thick green emerald trees sway side to side. 
A fresh cold breeze hits and the birds sing happily outside my window. 
Creaking open my window I smell the earthy rocks and the beautiful white lilies smiling at me from afar. 
( Today … ) 
I wake up to the clouds covering the warm sunshine . All the birds migrate away. The wind howls with the rain getting pushed away. My window slams open. My lilies I usually wake up to is no longer standing up with a smile. You can smell the rain and hear the thunder strike.


This week we used a Poem called two day wonder by David hill as an example for juxtaposition. Its about a  boy who is sick and he describes the world to be still,slow and rainy. Then he used juxtaposition to create the complete opposite to his first paragraph. We then created our own summer/winter version of the poem itself.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Body system



This week for inquiry Ms Kirkpatrick's group learnt about body systems. We learnt about the nervous system and the digestive system. Our digestive system is mainly something to do with our stomach. We also learnt that the nervous system is in the brain. We then looked at a photo of a skeleton. The skeleton was labeled  and named. After we read out the names of the skeleton we went on with the game. This game you have to put each bone into the body. If you have it in the wrong place the skeletons eyes turn red and the bone you put in flips out. I found this game hard because when I would put in a bone it would be right but the sides have to be right to. So I got given some help from a friend and she helped me identify the bones from left to right. 

Friday, 11 May 2018

Body Parts


This week we created a image of us using google draw. I then translated it and labeled it from English to Tongan. In my google draw I translated my English to Tongan using google draw.

Mrs gren


This week for inquiry my buddies and I created a google draw about Mrs grin story. In the story she gets told about living things. So she went out and thought lots of non-living things where living things. At the end we did a presentation about Mrs grin. Did you know Mrs grin is also a " Mnemonic "?

Narrative rhyming Poem




















This week for writing we created a google document about a Narrative rhyming Poem. We  wrote down the phrase and meaning. Then we answers the question that is put in the document. I then wrote down a rhyming poem. I enjoyed this because it helped me with my vocab

Homonyms


This week we created a google draw about homonyms. We put in a definition and a poem using homonyms. I learnt what a homonym is and how to create one.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Vocabulary


                   


This week for reading Viva,Joseph, Nyjah and I created DLO's about " Harry's War " . First up we created a google draw that helps us expand our Vocab knowledge. We then created a Evaluating google draw. In that google draw we had written Evaluating questions with answers. Finally we created a DLO about the Bulford Kiwi. The Bulford Kiwi was made by Harry and everyone else who joined the war. Why did they create the Bulford Kiwi? Because since they missed their boat home there has been riots caused by inpatient People. During this I learnt about the Bulford kiwi and how to Evaluate and Expand my Vocabulary.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Skaiting

This week me and others who joined skating had a race. Before our race we took some laps. For my race I came 2nd place coming after my best friend chavda. It was really fun as I knew how to skate fast and how I could slow down without using the basics. After our race all the winners got to have 2 more laps. We then got given Vip tickets to skait land.

The Unfinished Drink



This week we created a Narrative poem. Its about a soldier who went out for some
drinks and asked the owners of the shop to keep the bottle of beer safe. I really enjoyed creating the poem because it is very touching and happy at the same time. Because first they kept the bottle safe witch is a good thing. The sad part is that he died during war and cannot be found.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Memorial theme


This week for inquiry we read a sophisticated story book about a book called "Memorial" . This book gives you hints by the colour, tone and texture of the images. For example as I read through the book and end up with a light tone image then it will most likely be a positive picture. The opposite to light is dark and so dark images represent reality through life. When were done with  our presentation we had to pick one of our slides that we wanted to use the most. I picked the definition and example of the meaning of the book itself.



Story book : Tane Mahuta & Hine


 This week for inquiry we created a story book about a Maori legend. This legend is about how the      first woman on earth came to be. What we did was retell the legend by using Story book. We chose the types of texts and boxes we wanted to do,Settings and also the characters to use. My friend Nyjah and I worked together as we both had 3 Boxes to fill in. She created the top 3 boxes while I did the bottom. We learnt how to memories by using photos that we both took turns with on a piece of paper. 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Summary



   This week for reading Nyjah and I Created a google presentation about the animals at war. We all got into partners and created our own presentation. As groups we had to create our own group summary about world war mascots. Then as partners we gave each other feedback on each others work.


 

Protractor Angle Mesurements



This week for maths we solved protractor angle problems using a game called Maths playground. To solve most of the angles we  rotated our protractor to the black cross bar.  Here in my DLO I have most of our angles that we measured  into a bullet point list. While I played Maths playground I learnt more angles and more of how to measure angles.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Table master









This week for maths I used a math game called Table master. Usually I get over 30 seconds so I started to practice more of my times table. I was impressed of my results because I got  19s on 2x table. Here is my results on my trophy board.   



Thursday, 29 March 2018

Setting Description - Tunnel Forest

A bright light shone through my eyes. A flock of green trees are twisted like a circle. Purple,pastel,greenish lights break the color of the forest. As the sun went down the color of the sky changed. It almost looked like a perfect end to a family hike in the bush. I needed to find somewhere to sleep so I crumbled my way through the leaves in to a echoing dark tunnel. Water was dripping and so the echoing carried on.


This week my group and I created a setting description using a photo that was given by Our teacher. We then started to describe the setting. LI: to describe a setting.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Treaty Of Waitangi














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This week for Reading Shakiah, Nyjah ,Hajeera & I  created a Kahoot about the treaty of waitangi . Firstly we gathered questions from reading chapters of Treaty book. We then put down answers to our questions and submitted our Kahoot. To Play our Kahoot click on the link below! The code is 7481653. Our quiz includes main questions and more.

Professor Stephen Hawking


This week for Inquiry we did some research about Professor Stephen Hawking recent death. In our presentations it has Who Professor Stephen is and how he is famous. To know more great factual points about Professor Stephen Hawking read our Presentation. LI: to gather information about Professor Stephen Hawking.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Character description - Melisa and the books


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Melissa glared at the reflection of books in the mirror in front of her. She loved listening to stories and reading books. There was a big crowd Melissa, in the corner of the library and she was curious about what was happening. She shoved through the groups of people to look at the new books this library had displayed. She was so relieved to find her library card in her pocket. As Melissa made her way through the library she managed to stop by her favorite author's new book collection. Ever since then Melissa visited the library more often.

LI: Look at different sentences types used. This week for writing we did a Character description using Compound, Complex and Simple sentences. We also looked at other author Character description.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Character description- Calvin & the chairs



Calvin’s eyes opened up with sudden awareness.  His head turned and his mind was blown, when he saw 2 chairs that weren’t there before. He stood there staring at the chairs with a confused look on his face. Right before his eyes, 10 chairs came flying towards his head.  They were, skinny chairs, cube chairs and big fat couches! When the chairs came flying and bumped Calvin, he was left with cuts and bruises.

LI: Look at different sentences types used. This week for writing I we did a Character description using Compound, Complex and Simple sentences. We also looked at other author Character description.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Comment

  This week I commented on Avalons work. I commented about her agents of change blog post. I also added a rhetorical  question.

Tech

This week for tech Year 7's cut out their silhouette shapes and traced them. We then moved on to cutting them out using a machine. In our next session we are going to be pouring out metal into our traces and then creating a necklace with our metal traces.

Agents of Change

 
This week We looked at how we could be agents of change in our own 2018 learning journey
 This year my goal is to pick a more sensible place to sit so then I  could finish my work without getting distracted. Not being distracted is what I am going to achieve for 2018.







Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Times table


This week for maths we got to pick a warm up game using transum. Transum is a Math game site where you can practice your multiplication and more. I figured I could use 5 x table to warm up. My goal of the year for maths is to improve with my 9 x table using 5 x table to warm up.  Here is my 5 x table I used to warm up with. In My next game I will be practicing my 9 times table.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Comparison - PBS & Olympic

 This week for inquiry Zane,Magenta & I Created a PBS & Olympic comparison. We created it by finding information online about olympics & Pbs.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Place value

This week for maths Chavda and I pared up. We created a Place Value maths problem and the strategy we used to solve it. As we solved it we managed to get it  recorded on Screen castify. Our video is us trying to be as clear with our strategy we used.

Kiwi Sport

This week for Kiwi sport we played softball taught by Alison. Alison went through some ball catch stratigys. We learnt from the basics. She taught us the Monkey dial and the butterfly catch. The people who didn't drop the ball experience further distances through out the game. The people who had droped the ball had to take a seat. I realy enjoyed some of the stratigys we got taught. Mainly the Monkey dial because it is the most fun strategy I did in the game. 

Whakatauki

This week My buddy & I created a DLO based on our school Whakautauki. We have a little explanation about it and the meaning in English. Here is our DLO about our school  Whakautauk.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Tewiki - Summerising

 This week for reading Savelina,Viva and I created a summery based on tewiki. As a group we read out the book and then listed a group of words that describes the story tewiki. Here on my google drawing we have 20 words we picked out from our listed words and the 6 important words we think was important. Last of all we wrote an summery using the same six words. We also highlighted the words in yellow just to be assure of.

Kiwican

This week our topic for Kiwi can is Encouragement. For our 2018 catch phrase it is Fairness & Fair Play. For our kiwi can games we played ball tag & Musical hola hoops. To play these games you will need a group of people & a Ball. For ball tag we had to have a group each and 3 people had to volenteir to become an tagger / Runner. For Musical hola hoops we had to circle around 3 hola whoops. We all had a number each. Our rule was to not run while going around the circle of people.

Chinese New Year - Eplanation



This week Mrs Anderson & Mrs Kirk patricks writing groups pared up to create a explanation about Chinese New Year. For Writing Nikaelah and I pared up. We found a video about Chinese New Year. You can find this video on our class site. We learnt that there is a legend to why Chinese New Year was celebrated. In our explanation you can find the main reasons to why Chinese New Year is celebrated & How it is celebrated. Thank you for reading my Explanation. Please be sure to give me some feed back in the comments below.

How did Chinese New Year begin?
Chinese New Year is a celebration that started a long time ago in China. For each Chinese New Year there’s a zodiac animal, if you’re born in the year of that animal you’re said to most likely have the same traits as it. One example  would be loyal if you were born in the year of the dog.

In ancient China it is said that there was a Monster who would visit the ancient Chinese every first moon of the year, when he came he would terrorise the people. The Monster’s name was Nian. One day a wise old man told the people about Nian’s weaknesses. They were the color red, loud noises and fire. The next time that Nian came the people were ready, dressed in red with flaming torches in their hands and loud beats exploding from their drums they scared Nian away.  Ever since then Chinese (and many other people today) celebrate the monster’s disappearance.

For Chinese New Year they would introduce traditional foods to celebrate with. Shrimp, noodles and egg rolls. There are more traditional foods and decorations too. For decorations people mainly use red items (sometimes gold colour too). People also hand out envelopes with money in them to children and unmarried adults, these envelopes are called Hong Bao. They’re given for good luck and prosperity. Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days and on the last few, people release paper lanterns. Kung Hei Fat Choi is a way of saying ‘happy new year’ in Chinese.

One day the Jade Emperor called for a race of animals to decide which twelve would be in the Chinese zodiac, which meant that if they accomplished getting into the top twelve there would be a “year” of their animal. The Rat came first and was quickly followed by an Ox , a Tiger , a Rabbit , a Dragon , a Snake , a Horse , a Goat , a Monkey , a Rooster, a Dog and a Pig.

Each Chinese New Year is a celebration of an animal that competed in the zodiac race and came within the top twelve. For 2018 the zodiac animal is the Dog. Each person to be born on the year of the dog is supposed to be loyal and responsible. Kung Hei Fat Choi  

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Explanation - Morning routine

This week for writing we completed a explanation about our morning routines or how we get to school. I decided to write about my morning routine because I don't do much when it comes to walking school. Here is my explanation about my morning routine. Please leave me some feedback.

                                    Morning routine
  • Breakfast
  • Wash my face
  • Brush my teeth


      As you may know not much people have routines.
One of   those people are in fact talking to you know.  
Any way here are some things I do on a morning bases.


Its morning and I’m feeling pretty hungry. However I remind myself
to use aspirant deodorant to my under arms. Yet my day is just getting started.
To make my Coco pops delicious I add banana & strawberries with a hint of yogurt.
Spoon by spoon fills my taste buds with paradise. Last scoop of cereal was the best as
the taste left me unexplained.


So now I am done eating my cereal and its time to head to the bathroom for a good face
wash. I read the bottle instructions step by step. Confused as I am I ask for some help.
Bubbles covering my face and as I washed it of soft skin took over.
Now my face is washed and the bubbles took  scars away with it as water
rinses down my face.


As you may be wondering what I mean by “ I don't have a routine” Is that I
sometimes change it up a bit. So for example I have a shower if I wake up at 6
in the morning. Anyway back to the second to last thing I do in my routine. To m
ake my teeth shiny and white I Sometimes use activated charcoal to brighten my tee
th up after I use toothpaste. Anyway I hope you enjoyed my small morning routine.




Kiwi Can

This week for Kiwi can we learnt how to be resilient and encouraging. We learnt by playing two games. Firstly we started of by doing an act about encouragement. Our next game we played we had to tag the other team with the ball. The rules where to have fun and not move with the ball.

Summary Treaty of waitangi

 This week for reading Shakiah,Savelina,Viva & me read a text about how the treaty of waitangi was bought into place. We then summerised the text using a template Mrs Anderson sent to us. Here is our Text summerised into the treaty of waitangi.

Place value Stratigy

  For maths we had to play a game named super fingers. Firstly we had a dice each. We then Timed the answer we got when we added the dice numbers. We then got given examples of what we needed to do for our Maths DLO strategy video. Here is me & my buddies Place value Presentation.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Mascot comparison

 Our task for the week was inquiry. For inquiry My buddies and I completed a Mascot comparison between Bley Misha & soohorang. The mascot comparison I completed was soohorang. soohorang is a tiger of strength,Trust & protection.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Olympic 1924 & Modern


This week for inquiry we had to buddy up into a group of three. My buddies and I completed finding the types of sports that are played at the Winter Olympics.
We then created a venn diagram that has the similarities and differences from the modern Olympics to the first 1924 Winter Olympics.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Blog Post Analysis

 This week I have completed a blog post analysis chart due to my blog posts I have completed each year.  I learnt how to carry out a statistical inquiry. First we created a google spread sheet. We then visited our blog post site and gathered information for our chart. Once we have completed making our chart we got to decorate it & Put it onto a Google drawing. Here is my Statistical inquiry. It has my Analysis at the bottom, A title & most importantly My chart.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Remembering our summer holiday

Remembering our summer holiday
L.I. - Writing to recount
Writing using language features to engage readers


Complete these sentences about an event over the summer holiday. Don’t tell us what the event
was just give us enough information that we can know for ourselves.

I heard exhausted kids begging for a refreshing cold dessert.
I felt chilliness run through my spine like it was winter.
I saw over 10 people ahead of me.
I felt like I was in Antarctica just waiting in line.
I heard names being called out in a big loud voice.
I wondered if my name would be pronounced wrong.
I wondered if the flavor I chose would taste nice. Photo by : max pixel CC.0 domain

This week for writing Mrs Kirk Patrick & Mrs Anderson sent us a document leading to a recount we
are suppose to fill in. They gave us seven starts to a sentence. Our topic for our recounts has to
be what you did during your summer holidays. My topic is going to the ice cream shop. In
my recount it talks about How I felt,What i heard , Who I saw & What I wondered.
Once I got it checked by my teacher I was able to give a photo related to my topic.
I then got to blog my work. What I like about my recount was to use language features.
While I found a photo for my recount I had to find a attribution leading to who it was by & if it was free to use.
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