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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Fire Station Summary

I have created a DLO explaining how the fire service helps our community with my group: Sylis, Oh Hsen, and Lyric. The first thing we did write down 20 important words then choose 6 from the 20. The last thing we did was make a 25 word summary using the 6 most important words that explains how the fire service helps our community.

Mussels Maths Problem

This week in maths we have been learning different ways to solve a equation. The strategy we used to solve the mussels problem was our time tables. These problems were asking you ? x ? = ?. I found this activity a little easy because I already knew my times tables. 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Learning to Motivate Others

Next year the year 7's are going to take on the role of being a leader. In LS2 we are learning about how to show leadership. Today we had a learning conversation about the meaning of motivation. We then worked together to create a role play that shows what motivation looks like. Using Word Art I wrote down different words that describe leadership. I am looking forward for going for a school leader.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Exploring Characters



For novel study, Sylis, Nazella and I were working on exploring Captain Tombs and Tam Spratley from the book Rat Island. We read the book then we had to answer questions about the characters. We created two drawings, one on Captain Tombs and another one on Tam Spratley. We then explored the similarities and difference between to two characters using a venn diagram.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Art Tech

Today I finished my art. The first thing we did was divide the piece of paper into five different parts. Then we drew five different imagesx in the boxes. After we had to replicate the same images onto a piece of cardboard. My five colors I used were green, blue, yellow, red and white. The first thing we carved out was the parts that were white. Then we printed yellow onto a piece of paper. After we carved out the parts that were colored yellow and printed the next color. This process continued until we got to our last color. This process was called Reduction Printmaking. I find the art session fun. I learned how to print different colors to create a work of art.

Police Visit


Today we got a visit from the police. They flew a rotor craft to Panmure Bridge School to show and explain to us the different parts of the helicopter. They also brought a German Shepard to the school to show us some of their training and discipline. From that session I learned that a helicopter has thermal vision to detect people. They use it to see find where people are and how much people there are. A German Shepard is very useful for finding lost people or following a trail to search for something. Their speed is used for catching criminals. In my opinion I think that German Shepard's are very interesting because of what they can do.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Animal Adaptation


This week we have been focusing on animal adaptation. For this activity I researched about an animal that starts with the first letter of my name. I chose to research about a Tasmanian devil. I chose to research about the Tasmanian devil because of its bizarre features. I learned that the Tasmanian devil has 45 teeth. I attributed the photo I used to give credit to the owner of it.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Explanation Text - How Children Learn at School

This week for writing we've been practicing how to write an explanation. We did our writing with a partner, my partner was San Kyaw. We used the 1 to 10 writing to write an explanation about how children learn at school. First we planned our writing on the back of our paper. Once we finished we had to include a Title, Introduction, Paragraph 1, 2 and 3 and a Conclusion. 

Screencastify

This week we have been learning to use an app called Screencastify. This app helps you to record your screen or use your webcam to record your face. My partners Mataio, Zane and I had used Screencastify to show our learning. For this video we had taken an equation which we were focusing on. The strategy we used to solve this problem was division.

Rippa Rugby Interschool

Today the rippa rugby and rugby teams went down to Dunkirk to play inter-school rugby. Both teams had practiced and trained very hard for the inter-school game. The first team we played was against Pt England. Unfortunately we lost 1-9. The second team we competed with was Glenn Taylor. They were very hard and we tried our best but we had lost 2-4. After, we played against Tamaki Primary. It was a good game but we lost 2-9. Our last game was against Glenn Brae. We tried hard but unfortunately we lost 5-10. Although we lost all our games we tried our best and had fun.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge - Day 1 - Bonus Activity

For day 1's bonus activity I went on to the Rainbow's End website to checkout the other fun rides they had. I noticed the very cool looking Scorpion Karts. Using the information I got from the website I put together an explanation and a 25 word summary about the Scorpion Karts. I recommended this ride to my friend Lyric because he likes racing.

PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge - Day 1 - Activity 2

For day 1 activity 2 I researched about a ride at Rainbow's End called the Stratosphere. I did some research to found out what is the minimum height to ride the stratosphere. I also answered why I think there is a height restriction. While watching some videos of people on the Stratosphere I noticed there are two different options. You could choose to ride very extreme or less extreme. I thought both rides looked very fun.

PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge - Day 1 - Activity 1

At Panmure Bridge School the student leaders have created a holiday blogging challenge that helps you to progress you learning throughout the holidays. For this holiday blogging challenge it gives you a virtual tour of New Zealand. For day 1 activity 1 it is about a fun theme park called Rainbow's End. I used my smart searching skills to find out where Rainbow's End can be located in Auckland, how much does it cost for a family pass and how much it would cost for my family to go.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Scale Drawing

For term 3 we have been looking at scale drawings. Scale drawing is when you find a photo of something and get a bigger paper to enlarge it. The first thing we had to do is find and image and draw a grid over it. Then you do the same thing to the bigger paper but twice as big as the original. To help us create this piece of art, we used ratios. Scale art is like a mix between Art and Maths.

Kiwi Can

This Thursday was our last day of Kiwi Can. In Kiwi Can I have learnt about emotions, other peoples feelings and self control. The first activity we did we had to split into four groups. In the middle was an object. We had to turn the object for example a hula hoop into something else. Our group turned the hula hoop into a base from baseball. I found the game really fun and it really made us think fast. The next activity we played was handball. The rules were not to use your feet to kick the ball. For this activity we were split into two groups and were given a number. If your number was called you had to get up and try to score. It was a really fun way to finish off Kiwi Can for the term.

Dance Through The Decades Production

Wow, it has been a long journey. For nine weeks we have be learning our dances to celebrate the 60th birthday of Panmure Bridge School. With the help of Zoe our dance instructor our school has put together a dance production called A Dance Through The Decades. After all the hard work and practice we have finally learned our dances. On the night we performed I didn't feel as scared as I thought I would be. I was in two dance groups, Pacifica and I See Red. In the end I thought we did great!!

Prime Minister Profie


Apart of our learning of the 2017 N.Z. elections we created a Presentation of all political party leaders in New Zealand. In LS2 we voted and Labour came up on top with 41/45 voting for them. In percentages that is 92% to Labour, National on 4%, Greens on 2%, and 1 person that did not vote.

Fantasy Conventions - The Princess Bride



Ohhh! How times have changed from unrealistic looking settings to unbelievable editing. To celebrate the amazing achievements by Hollywood we watched one of the most famous movies ever, the Princess Bride. This 1987 movie was chosen to be LS2's movie study. Apart of our Princess Bride study we had to create a DLO either about fantasy conventions, shot types, or character introductions. I chose to do fantasy conventions. This movie consists of some of the most famous lines ever. The line is from Inigo Montoya (one of the characters) and it is 'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my farther, prepare to die.'  

Monday, 25 September 2017

What is a coalition?

This week we have been learning about the elections. Ofa, Mataio, Zane and I had created a google slides about a coalition. A coalition is when a small party joins a bigger party to form an alliance and work together to get more sets. For example Labour and Green party have come together to form alliance to help each other. Currently we do not have a prime minister because neither party has enough sets to say they win so it all depends on Winston Peters. If Winston Peters goes for National or Labour the team will win.

Cross Country

All week my classroom and I have been preparing for cross country. Cross country is a running sport where people run a course that has been set for them. While training I learned to paste myself and always stretch before racing so it prevents you from injury. Stretching helps you to loosen your muscle and help increase blood flow. On Wednesday we had our cross country at Dunkirk. We ran in order of our year group. There were the boys year group and the girls year group. I'm a year seven girl so had to run five laps around the course. While running I always remembered to paste myself. Although I was tired I still kept running until I reached the finish line. In the race I placed 1st in my group. I was very proud of myself.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Former Prime Minister


Helen Clark was one of the former Prime Ministers of New Zealand. She is now a valuable member of the United Nations. She has made New Zealand well recognised and have done great things in her time in parliament like introducing the superannuation fund. She is a very influential women and is respected by a lot of people

Democracy in New Zealand



Democracy is used in a lot of countries like Australia, England and New Zealand. Democracy derives from the Greek Language. Before the English language changed to democracy the french wrote it was démocratie In New Zealand we have the queen on top with the governor-general as her representative.

Government Party Jigsaw

Government Party Jigsaw

The election is near and in every intermediate in New Zealand we are learning about the elections. Apart of our learning we have done an activity called a Government Party Jigsaw. In the jigsaw there is all the leaders of the political parties and what electorate they are in. The two main parties are Labour and National.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read An eBook Day

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Read an eBook day is on the 18 of September. This is a celebration of modern storytelling. On the eBook website you can read fascinating books and found out more information about the eBook day. In LS2 we have been reading eBooks through the Tamaki Collage Overdrive. It is also an online library with books and audio books. I'm currently reading a book called Beachhead. It is about a 15 year old boy named William that wakes up with no memory of his past and he is not the only one. You can found out more about this awesome book on the Tamaki Collage Overdrive.

#EBOOKLOVE

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say It Tika

Say It Tika

This week is Maori language week. For Maori language week I went on Say It Tika. It is a website were you can correct the saying of Maori names of streets and roads. I screened shot one I thought that the pronunciation was wrong. I also learned how to pronounce Maori streets and roads correctly.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Art Tech Week 7


Today for art tech we started our personal identity drawing. We had to divide our piece of cardboard into five different parts. In those five spaces we had to draw a picture that was related to us. I drew an American flag because I was born there and Tongan patterns because I'm part Tongan. I drew an anime character because I find anime really interesting and cool to watch.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki Collage Overdrive

The Tamaki Collage Overdrive is a website that has a range of books you can read. If you like listening to books you can also select a book from the audio books section. They also have different kinds of books that range from toddlers to adults. I decided I wanted to read the book Avenged. I found the cover very interesting and eye catching. This book was about girl who was a servant at the Great Manor house. Many had died at her hands and to stop her the servant tried to kill her, but in the end she failed and lost everything. I really recommend this website for people who love to read.

Kiwi Can Week 7


This week for Kiwi Can we are talking about risky decisions. We talked about what is a risky decision and different examples of the topic. A risky decision is something dangerous. For example if your climbing a mountain there are risks and consequences. We played a game called handball. The rules were to only use your hands when controlling the ball. From the this activity I learned to work as a team and try not to make the wrong decision by not touching the ball with your feet.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

How to Stand Up to a Bully

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Animation

Bullying is not okay. When you see someone getting bullied stand up and speak out. Today my friends Mataio, San Kyaw, Josh, Lyric and I created a animation to send a message about bullying. When you see someone getting bullied don't just stand there. If you're getting bullied stand up for yourself. Don't look down on someone unless you're going to pick them up.



Sentence Smackdown

Today I worked on my simple, compound and complex sentences. First I had to turn a two word sentence into a compound sentence using a fanboys. After making a compound sentence I had to turn it into a complex sentence using an AAWWUBBIS. After creating my sentences I had to illustrate on of them. I decided to illustrate the two word sentence, I'm sorry. I found it a little hard to choose the right fanboys or AAWWUBBIS for the sentence.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Read Theory

This morning I have been practicing reading using a fun website called read theory. Read theory is a website that helps you to practice your reading skills. This website helps me with my vocabulary and comprehension. You have to read a text and answer some questions about it. Once finishing a lot of test it shows you your progression.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Art Tech - Week 1


I like to draw and I couldn't wait for art tech. The first skill we worked on was our shading. We were given a piece of paper with shades that went from light to dark. We had to use a 2b pencil to try and get the similar shadings. Once we finished that task we moved on to doing the shades on some shapes. We had to have a light source so that our shading would give the affect that the light is shining on the shape. I found it a little hard to blend the shading to get a better transition but in the end I thought I did a great job.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

How to be Cybersmart


It's always important to be cyber smart. If you weren't cyber smart and told someone your address there would be not telling what will happen. When online you always have to be respectful of others and keep personal information to yourself. I made this for one of my CARE Awards. From making this I learned a lot about how to be smart online. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why It's Great To Be Me

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It's great to be me because I'm energetic and really active. I never give up and I like to try new things. This is a word cloud full of words that my group and I came up with to describe why its cool to be our age. I found that kids my age are very active and can be obnoxious at times. It's great to be me!!

Monday, 28 August 2017

Possession Writing


For writing I focused on possession. Possession means when something belongs to someone. E.G The hairdressers salon. For possession writing I learned what it means when you put the punctuation mark somewhere in the word. I found this a little difficult because I got confused some of the times.

They're, Their, There Activity

For writing today I played a punctuation game called Learning Grammar. This helped me to practice my use of apostrophe's. An apostrophe is a punctuation mark that joins two words. I found this test a bit easy because I knew the different meanings of they're, their and there.

Anti-Suffrage Summary

The anti-suffrage group were against the suffrage movement. The anti-suffrage group were so determined to make sure that women did not get the vote. Using information from different sites Jeremiah and I put together a summary about the anti-suffrage movement. I'm not against women voting and if I could I would join the movement.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Reciprocal Reading Evaluation



In Reading today we have had a session with one of the reciprocal reading experts, and his name is Fraidoon. On our DLO we have the words people in our group Mataio, Sylis and Jeremiah can't define, things we need to work on and things we did with success. To do Reciprocal Reading we need to collaborate and take risks to be the leader. I had fun doing this and it was great to work with people who engaged in the learning as much as I did.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Contraction Writing

Contraction writing is a shortened form of a word or a group of words. You make these words using an apostrophe. This task for writing was to turn two words into a contraction. I found it easy to make them because I know what contractions are.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Building an mBot



Today I had the opportunity to work with some classmates to build and programme a Mbot. This challenge really got us to collaborate and it really motivated us to keep going. This Mbot was won by Lyndon from the GEG summit we went to last Friday. The hardest part of this process is programming it because we still are trying to figure out how to do it. Besides that I hope Lyndon persuades Mr Johnson to buy some for our school because it requires collaboration, determination and it is a fun experience I think every student in our school should experience.  

Ormiston Google Education Presentation


On Friday 11 August Daniel, Lyndon, Jeremiah, Shannon, Mrs Anderson and I went to the Ormiston Primary to share our knowledge of making animations on google slides. We took a school van to the Ormiston Primary with students from Tamaki Collage. Once we got there I was really nervous. We got signed up and went to our presentation station. We presented our amazing animation presentation to a lot of people from different schools. We helped them create their very own animation on google slides, and I think they did really good. After we presented we went to check out other presentations. The first station we went to was breakout. We were split into two groups and each group had to unlock their box using the clues inside the room. I found it really cool. The last station we went to was robotics, which I thought was the funniest station. We learned to control a robot made of legos using a program. At the end we went to the huge auditorium for the prizes. Lyndon won a mBot. After they gave out the prizes we went back to school.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Flextangle



This is my flex tangle that I made. We did this because this week is maths week. The next flexagon that we are creating is a hexaflexagon. I'm working on my hexaflexagon. I learnt how to score with scissors. One thing that I like about this flex tangle is that you could create the designs and how it shows different images when you flip it.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Rewindable


Oh how it feels to reminiscence the good days, well that's for the 1970's kids. We took a dance through the decades and Zoe our dance instructor choose three different hits we will dance to. We were split into three different groups for the three different songs. The songs were I see red, Footloose and staying alive. Today I learned something called rewindable learning. Rewindable learning is when you can go back and fix your mistake. My group and I were practicing our dance to I see red. I think we need to work on being in time.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey Assembly

Winter Learning Journey Assembly

The Winter Learning Journey program was really fun. For assembly Rachel came to our school to give prizes to the top bloggers of our school. Unfortunately I did not win a prize but I did participate in the Winter Learning Journey program so I got a certificate. I want to give a big thank you to Rachel and her team for making this possible. I really enjoyed learning new facts about the different parts of New Zealand.

Food Tech - Week 3


For food tech we made scones. Scones are a delicious easy to make bread/cake. My partner Affonso and I had separate jobs. I worked on cutting the meat and Affonso worked on the butter. Once we finished mixing all the ingredients in the large bowl we used a cookie cutter to cut out the scones. While we cleaned our station the scones were in the oven cooking. After a couple of minutes the scones were done and ready to eat. I really enjoyed making and eating the scones!!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The suffrage movement


Our focus for reading is the suffragette movement. My group and I had a learning conversation about the movement. The suffragettes were a group of women who fought for the equal rights to vote in the election. We shared the different information we learned from a video we watched about the suffragettes. We turned all of our information about the suffragette movement into a 25 word summary. I found it amazing that New Zealand was the very first country to win the rights for women to vote.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Hyperbole Writing

Our focus today for writing was hyperboles. A hyperbole is when you use extreme exaggeration in a sentence. For example "My heart pounded out of my chest", that is impossible but it is used to express an emotion. I wrote a story about my unfortunate walk home that include at least five hyperboles. I found that putting hyperboles into my writing can make it more interesting.

Ordering Frcations

Today for maths I played an ordering maths  game. I had to order the fractions from lowest to biggest. I found it easy because I already know my fractions. For the test I got 4 out of 4 which is 100 percent.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why is it so important to keep oral storytelling alive?

Storytelling has been passed down from many generations. It is important to keep storytelling alive so that people learn about the tradition and the culture.

Ofa and I have researched about the Maori storytelling. We have watched videos on why it is so important to keep oral storytelling alive. Using the words we found most important we made a 25 word summary. From researching about the Maori storytelling I have learnt the importance of telling a story. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

How Maui Slowed The Sun

Ofa and I made a comic strip using Storyboardthat about how Maui slowed the sun. We made this comic strip to show you rather than tell you the story. In each scene it shows you a part of the story. I found it challenging to find the right scenes from the story that would  best.

Ordering Fractions


Today for maths I played an ordering fractions. I had to put the fractions in order of lowest to highest. I found this task very easy.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

For this winter learning journey I had to blog about my week. I had to write what I learnt, what I liked and what I disliked.

I have learnt a lot from the winter learning journey blogging program this term. It has taught me a whole lot more about New Zealand. It has sent me all over New Zealand doing very fun activities. I really enjoyed researching about different native animals. There was nothing I disliked. I always love learning new things and I'm always up for the challenge. I have learned about new places like Otago Central Rail Trail and seafood restaurants that I would really love to visit one day. I learned about a very cool movie called Whale Rider. It is about a girl named Pia. It sends a strong massage and I recommend the movie. I have learnt a lot of new facts. Did you know that New Zealand invented the bungee jump? Are you aware that Hector Dolphins are native animals in New Zealand and can only be found in New Zealand? I really enjoy participating in the winter learning journey blogging programs and I can't what till the next one!!

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 14

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 14

For this winter learning journey activity I had to take a photo of my self doing something I found relaxing. I find reading relaxing because you can really use your imagination and escape from the outside world. What do you find relaxing?

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 13

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 13

1. Pick up rubbish even if it's not mine
2. Inform people what happens when you drop rubbish
3. Add more bins

For this winter learning journey activity I had to come up with three different ways to keep my neighborhood clean. Rubbish has a big affect on our environment and if we don't do anything it can damage our bodies. Hopefully this can also help you to keep your neighborhood clean.

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

Today for this winter learning journey activity I had to watch three different hakes performed by the All Blacks. After watch the videos I had to put them in the order of which one was the best. The first haka I thought was very powerful would agree?

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 12

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 12

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For this winter learning journey activity I had to go on to the Matariki festival at Te Papa website. On the website I had to look at all the different events. I had to choose one to write about. I choose the Matariki Light Trail. I choose the Matariki Light Trail because of the magical landscape and all of the cool things you can see.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 11

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 11

For this winter learning journey activity I had to go on a waka and travel to New Zealand for the first time. I had to write poem on how I would feel.
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Poem
My heart beats fast
Heads turn
Everybody staring at me
I jump off the waka
I'm surrounded by all these people
The different patterns on their faces

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

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For this winter learning journey activity I had to look at the Otago Central Rail Trail. The Otago Central Rail Trail is a 150 km long cycle trail. I had to write If I would go cycling there or not and why. I would really love to go cycling there one day, its sound really exciting! I would like to go cycle there one day because I love riding my bike and I would really like to see the beautiful nature.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 10

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 10

For this winter learning journey activity I had to research about a famous person from New Zealand. After researching about my famous person which was Russell Crowe I had to make DLO about him. I used the information from a website and put it in my own words.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 9

Winter Learning Journey - Activity

For this winter learning journey activity I went on a walk with Curious Kiwi through a forest. While walking I noticed that Curious Kiwi is nowhere to be found. Now I have to write 8-10 sentences on what while happen next.
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I look around and Curious Kiwi is nowhere to be found. My heart starts to race my hands start shake. I feel the wind glide against my back. "Curious Kiwi, Curious Kiwi" I cried. I look in every direction with my back against the tree. Then suddenly I hear bush rattle. It sent chills up my spin. Then I felt a soft tap on my shoulder. I turned as quickly as possible to see..... Curious Kiwi! I took a big breath of relief.