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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.

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus activity

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus ActivityImage result for hector dolphin

For this winter learning journey bonus activity I had to research about Hector Dolphins. Sadly, Hector Dolphins are getting stuck in fishermen's nets. People are getting mad and agree that fishing in Farewell spit should be banned. In my opinion I think fishing in Farewell should be banned because of the endangerment its doing on Hector Dolphins. These are very rare native animals that can only be found in New Zealand.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 8

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 8

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For this activity I had to watch two trailers on the movie Whale Rider. After watching the two trailers I had to give it a rating out of 5. I thought the trailers were good so I gave it a 4. After watching the trailers I had to write a summary about it.
Summary
This movie is about a girl named Pai. Pai had a twin brother who was selected to be next chief but unfortunately he died at birth. However she survives. Now no matter what it take Pai trains hard to prove that she is worthy of being the chief.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 7

Winter Learning Journey  - Activity 7

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For this winter learning journey activity I had to read about the beach that became a whale grave. Sadly, the whales got caught and washed up on the beach. Unfortunately, there are over 300 whales that have washed up on the beach. After reading about it I had to describe what the people where doing to help the whale.

1. People were offering towels and shirts to cover the whale
2. They were using pots buckets to grab water and pour it on the whale to keep it wet 
3. People stayed until night fall helping the poor whales.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 6

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 6

For this winter learning journey activity I had to research about the New Zealand predator free. It is about being free of all predators like the Possum. I had to read about it and say if I agreed or disagreed. Then I had to write three reasons why I disagreed or agreed with their decision.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 5

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 5


For this winter learning journey activity I had to go on to Adopt a Critter page to adopt a animal. I choose to adopt the Kea. From researching about this type of parrot I have found out a lot about it. Did you know that Keas are omnivorous?

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

1. Swimming
2. Playing on the Park
3. Riding a bike
4. Playing with friends and family
5. Climbing Trees

For this winter learning journey activity I had to interview a family member. I decided to interview my younger sister Victoria. I asked her what are 5 things she likes doing outside.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 4

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 4

Question 1 - How did you feel the first time you sailed solo?
Question 2 - What is your favourite thing to do?
Question 3 - What is the longest time you have ever sailed solo?
Question 4 - What is your favourite food?
Question 5 - Why do you love to sail?

For this winter learning journey activity I had to watch a video about a 16 year old solo sailer named Laura Dekker. After watching the video I had to come up with 5 questions that I would ask Laura Dekker. It amazes me that she was only 16 years old and she was sailing on her own.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 3

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 3


For this winter learning journey activity I had to visit three different places in Auckland, Rangitoto, Karekare and Tane Mahuta. After researching about these places I had to choose one I found the most interesting and say why I choose it. Out of the three places I choose Rangitoto. I choose Rangitoto because of the amazing way it was formed. Did you know that Rangitoto was formed by a lot of eruptions?

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity


For this winter learning journey bonus activity I had to create a new design for the flag of New Zealand. To create this flag I used the website Flag Designer. The blue in my flag represents the blue sea and sky. The red on my flag represents the union jack and lastly the ferns on my flag represent honour for those who carry it.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 2

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 2


For this winter learning journey activity I had to watch a video about Auckland. The video talked about some of the different places in Auckland. After watching the video I had to list 5 places I found interesting. In this google slide I have written something about each place I listed.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 1

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 1


For this winter learning journey activity I had to go on the Tourism New Zealand website and found out more about New Zealand. After researching I had to choose three facts I found interesting and turn them into my own words. I included images to give you a better understanding.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Term 2 Reflection


Term 2 Reflection


I have learnt a lot from term 2. I have really enjoyed learning about different areas. I really enjoy solving hard problems in maths because it is testing my prior knowledge skills. In writing I have learned to use more interesting words and how to express my creativity in a more interesting way. I have accomplished a lot in term 2. I learned how to solve problems using different strategies and how to summaries a story. In term 2 I have learned how to work as a team and have a learning conversation. Camp was a very fun trip. I had fun with all my friends and accomplished some of my goals. I have learned a lot about how to keep our environment clean and how to reduce our plastic. From doing a lot of research about plastic I now know that it is not only damaging our environment but it is also hurting animals. In term 2 I have learned a lot more about things I didn't know about like affects of plastic, water pollution and how to dance. I have had a great experience.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Term Two Evaluation

I have recently finished the evaluation of term 2 that Mrs Anderson wanted us to do. Learning Space 2 is a place where I have been learning a lot about different areas. It was challenging to fill out some of the questions like what I think we should do next term. I can't wait what next term has installed for us.

Tamaki Wrap


To show our understanding I have chosen to create a Prezi with Jeremiah and Fraidon. My Prezi includes the effect our littering has on animals and our learning with Tamaki Wrap. This month people from all around the world are participating in Plastic Free July. Plastic Free July is a challenge where you can not use plastic for the whole month. If you would like to join Plastic Free July click here.

Dance DLO



For the last session of dance we had to make a DLO on our challenges in dance. This DLO includes what i found challenging and to explain our challenge. I worked with Eric to make this dance learning DLO. From dance I learned how to make shapes with my body.

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5 ways to deal with haters & trolls

Today for cyber smart we watched a video on ways to deal with haters and trolls. San Kyaw and I worked on a DLO on how to deal with haters and trolls using the information from the video. From this I learnt about what I could do if this ever happens to me.

Rubbish Summary



Yesterday, Miss Apelu who was a visiting teacher from Tamaki college came into LS2. After Mrs Anderson read a short text, we had to write down all of the words we were important. Then, we had to pick out 20 words we found important from the words we wrote down. After that we picked the 6 most important words from the 20 words and used them to write a short summary. I was in a group with Sylis, Mataio and Oh Hsen to show our way of learning.

Monday, 3 July 2017

People Power


Today for maths we were given a percentage equation. This equation was asking us to turn numbers into percentages. From this I learned a new formula. E.g 3672 divided by 6057 x 100 divided by 1 = 61%.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Email Etiquette

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Today for cyber smart we watched a video on how to make a proper email. After watching the video we made a DLO on how to make a proper email from the information we learned. I worked with Mataio and San Kyaw to create this email etiquette DLO. When making an email you always have to have the right grammar and get straight to the point. From this I learned the correct way to make a email.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Summer & Winter Solstice Animation

This is my animation that I have made with Sylis and Mataio. In this animation we had to explain what the summer and winter solstice is and how the seasons work. A new thing that I learnt while making this was that the summer solstice is the longest day in the year and the winter solstice is the shortest day in a year.

Chicken Pasta Salad


Today for food tech we mad chicken pasta salad. The first thing we did was slice up the onions and the meat. While we sliced up the food we let the pasta cook in the pot. You would know when the pasta is ready when it is soft. While we waited for the pasta to cook we put all the ingredients in a big bowl and start mixing. The ingredients were salami, corn, mayo, onions and chicken. Once the pasta was done cooking we drained all the water out and put the pasta in the big bowl. After we cleaned up the kitchen we made our bowls and enjoyed the chicken pasta salad.

Lohri

For this task I had to find out about different ways people celebrate winter solstice. I worked with Sylis and Mataio to make a DLO of a celebration we found interesting. We choose India. Did you know that India lights fires signaling the end of winter solstice?

Monday, 26 June 2017

Legend of the Seven Sisters


Today I started an inquiry and It was for Matariki.  We did this because Matariki started yesterday. My partner and I watched a video about Matariki and the Six Sisters. I worked with Sylis to make a DLO answering the question that we were asked. We referenced the websites we got the information and photo from.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Blackout Day

Today Panmure Bridge School had there blackout day. This was to celebrate the Lions vs All Blacks game. You could come to school wearing all black to go for the All Blacks or you could wear all red to go for the Lions. The first thing we did was go to assembly to get a lesson from the roots team. The roots team have shown us how they reuse our waste. For example they turn our plastic into dresses and our rubbish into benches and play houses. They have also shown us what they are doing with road barriers. They have taken road barriers that people have tried to throw away into water collectors for your garden. Next we had another assembly after lunch to watch videos of the All Blacks and the Lions. After, we sang Tutira Mai Nga Iwi and the kapa haka boys did the haka. Then the whole school went out onto the field to spell the All Blacks. When we were in position the drone will fly over and show what we spelt. The last thing the whole school did was pass the ball. We would all get into a circle and pass the ball round while we chant All Blacks. The drone recorded us as we chanted All Blacks and passed the ball. From this day I had a lot of fun and learnt new things.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dance

Today for dance my partner Eric and I recorded our dance routine. Mrs Anderson helped us to record our performance so that we could see what we needed to work on. We thought we needed to work on the timing and synchronizing our movements. We both agreed that we needed to add more movements. From this dance session I learned that counting helps you to be more in sync and on time with the music.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Rubbish survey data

Rubbish survey data

This graph shows you the places people have seen the most rubbish. From this graph you can see that most people found rubbish on the field and the senior playground. This also tells you that behind room 8 and the hall have the least rubbish and the field has the most rubbish.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Group Opinion



In Inquiry Tiava, San Kyaw, Nazella and I made a group solution to solving a rubbish problem that happens at our school.  We divided the paper into 5 sections and wrote our opinions then in the middle where the box was we put it all together. But there was a twist to it we couldn't speak. This was quite hard because we didn't really know what to put in.  Instead we circled some ideas from each opinion and numbered it off in order. This turned out really good and made a group solution or opinion. 

Hard Materials - Final product


Food tech - 2/6/17

Today in food tech I made cinnamon cupcakes. I needed two measuring cups, 3 measuring bowls and the measuring spoons.

Geometry Dance


Today for dance my partner and I had partnered up with another pair, Affonso and San Kyaw. What we did was mash up all of our dance moves to create a finishing master piece. Once we practiced the dance routine we recorded it on a Ipad. We had to re-watch the video and see what we have to improve. I thought my partner and I had to be in sync with the song and be more robotic.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Milk carton cycle


Have you ever wonder what happens to the milk and where it goes? Well my partners Mia, Sanujan, Joshua and I have created a flow chart all about Fonterra milk. Fonterra donates milk to a lot of schools and when the kids finish drinking it dry and folding it flat they put it in the blue milk bin. The empty cartons are taken to the recycling plant and are made into very useful things like paper, school books and boats.

Shopping Spree - Maths Problem


Today for maths my partner Fraidon and I had to solve a shopping spree problem. We used our prior knowledge of fractions and decimals to solve the problem. Once we finished we created a problem of our own and shared it with another pare to see if they could work it out.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Maui and Fire Haiku



For Poetry we have been learning about Maui and how he created fire. I have worked with Sylis to complete 5 Haiku poems. A Haiku poem is a three line poem with 17 syllables, that is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 syllables for the second line and 5 for the last sentence. We put the haiku poems in order of the story.

Softball


Softball was our first inter school sport for this year. We trained hard and learned how to hit and throw the ball. We were all split into four groups depending on our age group. The first team we competed with was Glenn Innes. We won three to zero. From playing this sport I learned that in softball you always have to throw the ball under arm. 

Friday, 2 June 2017

Ocean rubbish

Ocean rubbish


This statistic shows you the percentages of how much rubbish is being thrown into the ocean. The pink is the biggest category and the purple is the second largest category. These amounts of rubbish is causing a huge problem for the marine animals and the water. Some people do not think about their actions or just don't care. This does not only cause problems for the marine animals but it also causes problems for people. It is polluting our drinking water and makes it harder to clean.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Kilikiti

Kilikiti

Kilikiti is a well known sport to many Samoans. Killikiti in Samoan means cricket and it is one of the several forms of cricket. It could be very dangerous because they do not wear any protection. This sport has originated from Samoa and has now spread throughout pacific countries.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

BEDMAS


Today for maths I was working on my BEDMAS. BEDMAS is the order of operations. B is for brackets, E is for exponents, D is for division, M is for multiplication, A is for addition and S is for subtraction. It was very easy to solve problems with multiple operations because I knew my BEDMAS.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Food Tech - Term 2 Week 4

Food Tech - Term 2 Week 4


Today my group and I had our first session for food tech. Today our teacher was Mrs Tuipulotu. She showed us different sorts of tools and told us what they are used for. The materials needed for this milkshake were a medium measuring bowl, a measuring cup and a blender. First we put two scoops of ice cream and two cups of milk in the medium measuring bowl. Then we saved two Oreo's to put on top of the drink and put the rest of them in the medium bowl. Then we poured the ingredients from the bowl into the blender and blended them together. After, we poured the mixture into two cups for me and my partner Freeman. Then Mrs Tuipulotu put on the whipped cream, heresy chocolate syrup and then the Oreo. We put in the straws and enjoyed the delicious Oreo milkshake.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Dance Group A - Week 4

Dance Group A - Week 4

Today for dance my partner Eric was away so I had helped San Kyaw and Affonso. We had learned more about shapes by watching a video. It told us that their shapes were robotic and they stuck together. Then our teacher had chosen Freeman and Sanujan to show us their warm up. After their warm up I helped San Kyaw and Affonso to pick their music and help them with their shapes. From this dance session I had learned some new angles and shapes. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle


Using my research skills I have found out the meaning of reduce, reuse and recycle. Reduce means to make a smaller amount or size. Reuse means to turn something useless into something useful. Recycle means to convert your waste.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Dance Group A

Dance Group A

Today my dance group had to practice our warm up routine with a partner. Mrs Anderson had chosen Miss Lynda's group to guide us through their warm up routine. After the warm up we learned about different types of movements. There were all sorts of movements like twisted, straight, curve, angular, free flow, bound flow and level. Free flow is when you move from the bones and bound flow is when you move from the muscles. Bound flow is when you move like a robot and free flow is when you let yourself go and go wobbly. Level means forming objects in a high, medium or low stance. We were also told to travel. Traveling is when you move around while doing your forms and shapes. From dance I have learnt to combine moves and shapes to make it look more interesting. My favorite part was following Miss Lynda through her warm up because it was new and fun.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World of Maths

World of Maths


Yesterday morning LS2 and LS1 went to the hall for the World of Maths. We were split into a bunch of groups. The first activity my group did was peripheral vision. What you have to do was put your nose on the red dot. Then you have keep yours eyes on the ring while one person would move the right person then do the same for the left person. When you see the person you would have to say stop. After we would look at where they stopped and see if it was the same. This activity was to focus on your peripheral vision. The activity that I liked the most was the pizza pie. What you had to do was place the pieces on the pizza. Then you would have to say what the fraction is and divide the fraction from the 360 degrees. For example if the fraction was three you would do 360 divided by 3 equals. I liked the end problem for the pizza pie because it was challenging.

Word Cline - Best


Today for the chunky challenge I had to find words that had est at the end, start or middle of the world. I had chosen to make a word cline about the word best.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Simile

Simile

Today for writing I had worked on similes. A simile is when you compare someone or something using like or as. For this task I had to find the right missing piece to finish off the simile. I found it easy to match them up because most of them sounded familiar. After I had chosen a simile to explain what is means.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Care Award - Confidence - Leading a school assembly

Care Award - Confidence - Leading a school assembly
For one of my silver confidence activities I had to lead a school assembly. The C stands for confidence, the A stands for attitude, the R stands for respect and the E stands for excellence and innovation. I had led the school assembly with my classmate Calvin. We had to speak loud and clear so everyone could hear us. At first I felt nervous but in the end I felt confident.

Tech Term 2 - Hard Materials

Today for Hard Materials I had to use super glue to glue the window on. Then while I had to what for it to dry I tried my best to improve my drawing. I also had to have a good reason for why I chose this design, who's it for and where will I put it. I had to improve these things for top marks on my design. Then after waiting a while the glue dried and it was time to glue on the door. I used a piece of wood for the door and a piece of plastic for the window. Now I have finally finished my design.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Dance

Today we had our first lesson of dance. First we did a warm up. A warm up is when you prepare for a physical activity by exercising. It is important to warm up before exercising because if you don't you can be injured or badly hurt. If you do warm up it helps the blood flow and gets you more awake and flexible for your physical activity. After doing a warm up we had to find a buddy and create our own warm up routine. I enjoyed practicing our warm up and making a warm up of our own. I think I need to practice on being more in sync with my partner Eric.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

True & False

For this true and false activity I was given a list of facts. I had to use my prior knowledge to put them in the correct column true or false. These facts were based on the world war.

End of WW2


My partner and I had made a google slides on the end of world war two. We did research on allies and axis. We also researched about the bombing of pearl harbour. Then we did the reason how the nuclear bomb caused the end of world war two.

Pizza Strategy

For maths I had to use a strategy I knew to figure out the equation. The question was our local Pizza Place has only two tables but they are quite big. If each table holds 7 people how many people can be seated altogether? I used my seven times table to work out this equation.


Friday, 5 May 2017

Term 2 Week 1 - Hard Materials



Today for hard materials I had to finish off the roof and the windows. First I started to work on the roof. I hat to glue the piece of wood on the inside of the roof lid. Then I had to glue on the face of the house. Once I was finished I had to mark the middle of the roof and glue on the chimney.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Making Connections


I had to read a book called When the wind blows and do a text to text, text to world and text to self. Text to text is when you make a connection between the story and another text you have read. Text to world is when you make a connection between the text and what happened in the world. Text to self is when you make a connection or reaction to the story you have read.

Current Events


Our current event is about China banning ivory.A poacher is someone who hunts and kills animals illegally. China is the biggest country known to sell ivory. China is now getting an expert team to go and shut down all the stores that sells ivory. I viewed both points of view and seen their facts and opinions. The sources at the top helped me create an informed opinion about their actions.

"ake" Chunky Challenge


For the Chunky Challenge I had to write down all the words I knew that started and finished with ake. Then I had to write a simple, complex and compound sentence with a ake word in it. Once I finished I chose to display all the words I knew with ake in them on word cloud. For this challenge I used my prior knowledge.