Friday, 13 April 2018

Summary and Feeadback - Maori Battalion

In reading we have been looking at different forces that had a huge impact in world war 1. My reading group are researching native contingent (Maori battalion). To help us get a better understanding from the text, we read the text as a group then we gave our partner feedback and constructive criticism that will help them in their reading. After that we created a summary. First we had to find 20 interesting words from the text, then we chose the 6 most vital words from those words. We then used those words to create our short summary of the book we read.

TinkerCad - Design Process

Today at tech we created a google slide on how to use TinkerCad. I took screenshots of what I was talking about to give people a better understanding. The first time I used TinkerCad I found it easy because my graphics teacher Mrs Ferguson helped me. 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Public Health Nurse

Today I have completed an activity for my attitude award. It is about the public health nurses in our school and why they are important. I think they are very important because they help people to be healthy and prevent rheumatic fever. They are also role models because they have positive attitudes and are devoted to help people.

Maori Battalion

Captain Malcolm McGregor was an aviator. I chose to research him because he is very inspirational and was a very smart man. The top DLO is our opinions on if we should remember the soldiers of the Maori battalion. In my opinion I do think we should remember. These are my groups DLO's we created to help us understand the text we are reading.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Angles - Multiple Rays

Today SanujanJeremiah and I partnered up to complete a worksheet that was based on finding angles. To help us we used something called a protractor. First of all we found it pretty challenging because we were doubting our selves and we were using different techniques that did not work. After a while Miss Morris told us how to use it properly. After that we were either right or an angle out. We found this very interesting and a bit challenging.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Angles Math Problem

Today in maths my group was learning about angles. We were given a task sheet about solving the missing angles. I used the rule: The interior angles of a triangle all add up to the same value 180 degrees. I choose one of the questions to write about. In this google draw I explained how I solved the problem and what I used. I found this activity to be easy because I have learned about angles before.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Duffy Assembly

Today this Tuesday we had a Duffy assembly. This is when we receive our Duffy books that are donated to us by mainfreight. We also had some visitors that came to talk to us. Matt Johnson is a rugby player and Taylah Hodson was a BMX rider. Taylah is trying to get her law degree and Matt is trying to be a PE teacher. They taught as that reading is important for a lot of life changing opportunities.

Life At PBS

Today I created a collage of photos about life at PBS. I did this to get my silver respect badge. Panmure Bridge School is a manaiakalani, that means we do a lot of blogging and we take part in lots of outside functions. In our class room our goal is to get 5 blog post a week. People from other places come to our school to teach us about different things like water care, sports and fitness.

Stephen Hawking

Today we were learning about someone who had recently died. Sadly, Stephen Hawking died because of a disease called motor neuron or ASL. Lyric, Jonathan and I created a google slides explaining what he did and what he was known for. He did a lot of great things throughout his life span and he will always be remembered.

Setting Description - The Tunnel

The Tunnel

The fallen leaves filled the ground. The smell of damp trees filled the air. Water ran off the leaves and splashed onto the wet dirt. It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. A pathway ran across the forest leading to a strange pitch black tunnel. All you could see was a puddle at the entrance slowly creeping forward. As I walked into the tunnel the air got cold and the smell was dreadful. With every step the water got higher and higher. Then a light at the end of the tunnel leisurely appeared. Once I got to the end the sun hit me like a beam. I thought I was going to melt. I could finally catch a glimpse of what was in front, and it was beautiful.

Today for writing our focus was a setting description. We were given a picture to base our writing off of. We used 5-7-10 to help us do our writing. I used lots of different language features to make my writing more interesting.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Rounding Numbers To 2 Decimal Points

Today for maths we have been playing a game. We were working on rounding numbers to 2 decimal points. You had to read the question and get the correct answer. The goal was to help the boy get enough money to buy a scooter.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Character Description

Robert was a wealthy man. He was also a very obnoxious neighbor.
He believed that magic existed, so he was slaving away in his garage
all day. Everyone thought he was a crazy man with a crazy fortune
in the bank. It was rare that you’d not see him with the same
clothes on. Robert lived alone, so he tried to prove that magic exists
to all of his neighbors. No one believed him.

Until one day he was out in the middle of his massive backyard.
Chairs surrounded him, it was strange.
Suddenly they started to levitate.
Everyone stood outside their houses in shock.
“I finally did it” he screamed.

Today for writing my group were doing character descriptions. We read some of the examples to help us. We were given a photo to base our writing about. In my writing I used simple, compound and complex sentences to make it more interesting.

5-7-10 Writing

The Strange Boy

The leaves rustled as he walked alongside the road.
He was all alone and lost.
This town was like a desert. I wonder where he’d come from.
His hair was pitch black and his clothes were ripped.
In his hands he held a large crumpled map.
As he kept walking he slowly disappeared.
I was curious about his sudden disappearance so I decided to follow
the strange boy. I searched every corner of the town until I found
him wondering in a forest nearby. I tried my best not to be heard in
the forest of fallen leaves and broken branches.
I followed him to an abandoned house.
The wooden floors screeched as he walked into the house.
“Who are you!?” I yelled. He didn’t say a word. “Who are you!?”
I repeated. Then he disappeared into the house.
Sweat dripped down my face. And my hands started to get clammy.
I knew I was going to regret this but I opened the door and walked
in. The boy was nowhere to be found. A big banging noise made
my ears ring. It started to get closer and closer but then it stopped.
I turned around and saw a familiar face. Who was he?
What was he doing here?

For writing we have been working on our 5-7-10 writing. We were given a image to write about. I used simple, compound and complex sentences to make my writing more interesting. I highlighted my simple sentences yellow, my compound sentences were highlighted blue and my complex sentences were highlighted pink.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Winter Olympics and PBS Comparsion

Panmure Bridge School has many similarities with the Winter Olympics, but we also have differences. Today I worked with Jericho to create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the Winter Olympics and PBS. We found that we share some of the same values such as respect and excellence. We also found that we have different motto's. We did this to find the differences and similarities between PBS and the Winter Olympics.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Maths Elective Problem

Today for our maths task we were solving a maths problem. I was working with Mataio. For this problem we used our multiplication, division and subtraction skills. We found this problem a little hard but as we worked it out it became easier. From today's work I learnt how to use my times table facts to find a fraction of a set.

Design Brief

Today at graphics we talked about design briefing.We wrote down a bunch of who, what, where, when and how questions. After writing them I answered the questions. Then we made a comparison between two different mobile stands we found on the internet. We compared the color the style and some of the materials.

Design Brief


What can the design be used for?
Hold the phone for video watching or charging
Photo stand
What can you do with the design?
Hold the phone at a good angle
What would the design look like?
Hold your phone in the right angle or position
What am I going to design?
Stand holder for a mobile phone
What will the design be made from?
In the 3D printer with ABS plastic
What is the process of making the design?
Use the 3D printer


Where am I going to put the design?
In your house or car
Where can the design be used?
At home
In your bedroom
In your kitchen
In your living room
Where are we going to make the design?
In T10


Why do we need the design?
Watching long videos so your hand doesn’t get tired
Why are we making the design?
To hold the mobile phone when it is charging or when watching a long video


Who will use the design?
Who can I give this design to?
Who will like this design so much that they want one?
Who will make the design?


When will we take the design home?
In about ten weeks
When will we finish the design?
In about eight weeks
When are they going to use the design?
When your too lazy to hold your phone when watching a video or when it is charging
When will the design break?
When you don’t treat it properly


How long would it last?
As long are the parts are strong it would last
How durable are the materials?
If you don’t make the parts skinny it won’t snap it
How would the design be helpful?
To be a phone holder
How would we make the design?

Using the 3D printer

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Olympic Values

Today Jericho and I were doing some researching. We created a table about the PBS and Winter Olympics. Using the information we found we were able to find the values and motto's of PBS and Winter Olympics. We used this table to make a comparison to find the differences and similarities between them.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Chinese New Year Explanation

How is the Chinese New Year celebrated?

Temple at night illuminated with light from decorations
Photo by Flying Pharmacist, CC BY-SA 3.0

Chinese New Year is the marking of the start of a new year. This celebration begins on the new moon and ends on the full moon fifteen days later. It is celebrated with special meals, gift giving and visits to family and friends.

During this celebration people prepare traditional foods such as egg rolls, noodles and shrimp. These different traditional dishes also have their own meaning. The egg rolls symbolise wealth for the upcoming year because they look like bars of gold. The noodles represent a healthy and long life, as long as you don’t cut them. The shrimps mean happiness because in Mandarin shrimp has a close meaning to smile.

Throughout Chinese New Year, you will see decorations that contain the colors red and gold. The meaning behind the red is happiness, because it was the color that was used to defeat the monster Nian. They use these colors on a lot of their decorations such as banners, flags and envelopes. These red envelopes (Hong Bao) are given to children and unmarried adults to give them good fortune and luck.

Chinese New Year celebrations end with a lantern festival and parade lead by dancing dragons and lions. This is because Chinese people use traditional dances to recreate and tell stories. In their dances they use different animals and creatures such as dragons and lions. All of the traditional dances have played a part in their history.

The Chinese New Year is the marking of the start of a new year. It brings family and friends across the world together, to celebrate good fortune.

Today my partner Te Pounamu and I wrote an explanation about the Chinese New Year. The reason was to help remind us how to write a proper explanation. To help us we used TIIC. Title, introduction, information and conclusion. We used simple, compound and complex sentences to improve our writing. We made sure to use present tense when writing our explanation. When we finished the writing we used DRAFT. Delete, rearrange, add, fix and talk. We used this to make sure our sentences made sense.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Assembly Presentation

Today at assembly I was presenting with my classmate Jeremiah. We were presenting in front of Rachel who works with the learning journey program. We also presented in front of Miki who is a member of the NEXT foundation. When I first started I was a bit nervous because this is only my second time presenting as a head student. Throughout the year I think I would get more used to presenting.


This week at kiwi can our focus is positive relationships. We played a game called 10 second tag. We were split into 3 teams. 1 team would wear bibs and the other team would wear no bibs. One team was given a tennis ball and their goal was tag as many people as they can in 10 seconds. The rules were when you have the ball you can't move and the only thing you could do was pass the ball. I found this game easy because my team was great with communication.

First Lesson In Graphics

Today at graphics we created a google drawing called all about me. In this google draw I put images of what I like to do and some of my favorite brands. I used my research skills to find transparent images. To make the cartoon image of me I used the avatar maker site. In graphics our goal is to make a 3D printed mobile phone holder.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Treaty of Waitangi

Today our focus in reading was the treaty of waitangi. My reading group read a book called the pathway. It was about how the treaty of waitangi came to be. Ofa, Sky, Joseph and I found the 20 most important words from the story. Then we found the 6 most important words out of the 20 most important words. Using those words we wrote a short summary of the story.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Morning Routine

  1. Shower
  2. Eat breakfast
  3. Leave
Morning Routine

Every morning I repeat my morning routine. During the school week my morning routine
stays the same. I get out of bed take a shower, eat breakfast and leave.
As much as I want to I don’t take long showers because I have to get to school on time.

Every morning I get out of bed and the first thing I do is take a warm shower.
I have a five minute shower so I won’t be late for school. After my shower I get into
my uniform and put on my badges. After that I go to the kitchen for my breakfast.

When I get to the kitchen my breakfast will already be prepared.
For breakfast I usually have two pieces of toast or a bowl of cereal.
With my breakfast I enjoy a nice hot cup of tea. After my breakfast
I brush my teeth, then make my lunch.

For my lunch I try to keep it simple.
I usually just have a bag of chips, a muesli bar, mandarin and Le Snak.
I always try to have a piece of fruit in my lunch. After I have finished
packing my lunch I leave for school.

When it is pouring rain I get a ride from my mom but If it is sunny I just walk to school.
I enjoy walking to school because walking helps your body to be more healthier.
I always walk the same way to and from school with my little sister.
The morning routine is always the same and it is repeated from Monday to Friday.
Today for writing we were working on writing an explanation. I choose to write about my morning routine. After writing my explanation I had a classmate proof read it. I also made sure to DRAFT my work to make sure it had language features and made sense.

Winter Olympics Mascots

Today my group and I were learning about the winter Olympic mascots that have been picked throughout the year. The current mascot for the 2018 winter Olympics is Soohorang, which a white tiger from South Korea. My group and I found another winter Olympics mascot from 2006. We choose Neve & Gliz. Jericho, Harlem and I decided to compare the two mascots to find the similarities and the differences.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Winter Olympics Comparison

Today for inquiry we were learning about the 1924 winter Olympics and the modern Olympics. Once we finished researching about them we made a Venn diagram. Harlem, Jericho and I wrote down the differences and the similarities between the 1924 and modern winter Olympics.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Blog Post Analysis

Today I made a graph recording the blog post I did throughout the years. I made an analysis and explained the reasons why I had that many post during that year. Throughout the years my blog post have gone up except 2018 because it was our first day back at school. For this activity the focus was to carry out a statistical inquiry.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Can you guess what I did over the holidays?

Over the holidays I have done many things and one of them were going to the beach. I described my trip using only seven sentences. I wrote a recount of what I heard, seen, felt and wondered. I tried to describe my trip without giving to much detail. In my writing I used language features like personification and similes.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Week 2 - Day 4 - Bonus Activity

In this activity I had to finish off the rest of the story with 8-10 sentences.One day you are walking along the deck of the ship when you hear a loud bang. You start to run as you see smoke coming from the far end of the ship. You run towards the room where your patients are waiting to receive treatment from the doctor. Just as you arrive at the door to their room you hear another loud bang and you…

One day you are walking along the deck of the ship when you hear a loud bang. You start to run as you see smoke coming from the far end of the ship. You run towards the room where your patients are waiting to receive treatment from the doctor. Just as you arrive at the door to their room you hear another loud bang and you turn around to see a huge hole in the side of the ship. You open the door and see the injured patients lying on the floor in pain. You try to calm down the nurses that are screaming at the top of their lungs. The air starts to get thicker and it gets harder to breathe. You and your fellow nurses trying help as much people as you can off the ship. Unfortunately there are no more safety rafts and you are clueless of what to do. The ship starts to slowly sink into the water. The only thing that comes to mind is to jump off the ship. You got to the edge of the ship and leap off. Your life flashes through your eyes as the ship explodes behind you. Fortunately you swim safely to shore.

Week 2 - Day 4 - Activity 2

In this activity I looked at a list of people who had earned a Victoria Cross. I choose one person to read about. His name is Sergeant Keith Elliott. Keith Elliott was a New Zealand soldier who served with the New Zealand Military Forces during World War 2. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for leading his unit in a successful break out while wounded in the chest.

Week 2 - Day 4 - Activity 1

In this activity I researched about to different events that occurred during World War 2. The first event I researched about was the allies declaring war on Nazi Germany. This happened because two days before the war was declared Germany had bombed polish cities and towns. After the Germans failed to retreat from Poland on the deadline the British prime minister Neville Chamberlain announced that the country is at war with Germany. The second event I researched about was the Hitler assassination attempt. At Munich's famed Hofbrauhaus beer hall in 1921 Hitler was giving a speech. When he finished a bomb that was placed on a pillar behind the speaker's platform had went off. Hitler was unharmed but lots of people were killed and injured.

Week 2 - Day 3 - Bonus Activity

In this activity I imagined that I traveled back in time to visit a family in the 1930's. I thought of special gifts I would bring with me. I would bring some clothing, food and games. I thought to bring these things because I think it would be helpful for the family.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Week 2 - Day 3 - Activity 2

In this activity I learned about a huge drought that had hit the United States and damaged all of the crops. It made it a huge struggle for farmers and their families. I came up with three fund raising ideas that I could fund money to help the families that struggled from that incident.
Fund Raising Ideas
Have a bake sell
Have a competition for kids
Have a Yard sell

Week 2 - Day 3 - Activity 1

In this activity I talk about what I do to de-stress or relax. When I get stressed I usually I read a book, go for a walk or listen to music. I find reading a book stress relieving because It gets my mind off things. In my opinion going for a walk also helps because it allows you to blow off steam. When I am trying to relax I listen to music because I find it soothing.
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Week 2 - Day 2 - Bonus Activity

In this activity I read about the flight across the Tasman from Australia to New Zealand. There were a four man crew aboard the Southern Cross airplane. There was man named T.H. McWilliams that was in charge of operating the radio. Unfortunately the radio stop working shortly after the airplane took off. The ice and rain was blocking the view of the pilot Kingsford Smith. Fortunately they made it across the Tasman and landed safely in Christchurch. After reading about it I to wrote a poem.
My Poem
The snow that covers my windshield has left me blinded
and the radio has stop working were thinking of solutions
so were are all open minded, my heart beat slowly rises
but the terror is now gone the long trip has ended
and were are all finally where we belong

Week 2 - Day 2 - Activity 2

In this activity I was looking at a painting by Tamara de Lempicka called Self Portrait. I found this painting fascinating because there is more to it then what meets the eye. I would give this picture a 4/5 because I feel like there is an interesting backstory to this painting.
Tamara de Lempicka, Autoportrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti).jpeg

Week 2 - Day 2 - Activity 1

Image result for charlie chaplin gold rush

In this activity I watched the trailer for the 1925 Gold rush movie. In the 1920's there were many cinemas being built. They would play lots of movies witch had no sound. The two most famous movies were the Gold Rush and The Lion's Cage both starring a famous actor called Charlie Chaplin. I had watched the trailer for the Gold Rush. From what I got from the trailer I think the movie is about different people that are trying to find a bunch of gold for their own needs. I don't think I would enjoy a silent film because I think you could get a better understanding of what is going on if the actors were talking.

Week 2 - Day 1 - Bonus Activity

In this activity I read a poem called In Flanders Fields. It was about the war and the soldiers who fought for our safety. I found the poem very interesting and captive. This poem made me feel happy and appreciative for the freedom and rights we have now because of the soldiers who fought for our country.

Week 2 - Day 1 - Activity 2

In this activity I was reading about women's rights to vote. I learned that the women in Saudi Arabia were not allowed to vote until 2015. I think it was unfair that the women in Saudi Arabia weren't allowed to vote until 2015 because everyone should have the right to vote. I think this because everyone has their own point of view.