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


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


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.