Monday, 31 July 2017

Fractions Test

To end maths we did a fractions test on Khan Academy. This quiz is made up of four questions that ask me to order the fractions from the least to the greatest. As you can see I scored 120 energy points and 4/4. The quiz was a bit to easy but fun to do. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Teaching A Group Of Juniors A New Game

A couple of weeks ago I was a wet day monitor for room 4 which is one of our junior classrooms. During the time Fraidoon, Jericho and I spent with them we taught them how to play Ping Pong. They really enjoyed playing and I really enjoyed it too. I really enjoyed being able to teach this game and to complete a C.A.R.E. award activity. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why Is It So Important To Keep Oral Story Telling Alive?

The Maori culture has been passed down for many generations through traditional legends. Reviving the beliefs of the threatened culture brings hope and stronger beliefs.

Fraidoon and I have been developing our understanding of the importance of oral story telling. We have watched videos and had learning conversations to create a summary about the importance oral story telling. We also watched videos that had Te Reo in it. We worked collaboratively and came up with the great summary above

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Exploring Maori Myths and Legends

Fraidoon and I have made a comic strip using Storyboard That to practise using dialogue to explain what is happening in the choice of scene. Fraidoon and I decided to choose the last scene from 'How Maui Slowed The Sun.' The most challenging thing to overcome was finding characters that looked Maori. The way we overcame this was by editing the skin colour, eye colour, hair colour, and most important the characters clothing. I found the clothing the most important thing because in the period of time Maui existed they did not wear modern clothes.

Ordering Fractions

Today our warm up activity was ordering fractions. We had to order it highest to lowest with five lives. To help me order it was looking at the numerator (the number on the top)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Three Things To Make My Neighbourhood Beautiful

1. Host a neighbourhood party and talk about the rubbish problem
2. Having another set of bins near your house and on the side of the roads
3. Having a monthly street clean

For this activity I had to come up with three things that will make my neighbourhood clean. My favourite idea is number two because it is annoying walking up to your house when you are playing.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Best Haka By The All Blacks In Order

1. All Blacks vs France
 I have chosen this as my first pick because I think it was a very powerful performance and a very powerful beginning. They also were in time with each other and they were very determined to win.

2. Argentina vs All Blacks
This is second place because it was a powerful performance but the call wasn't as good as the first. It was a good haka but not their best.

3. All Blacks vs South Africa
I did not really enjoy this haka that is why it is third place. It was alright but they have had better haka's. Their caller called with pride and spoke very loudly.

For this activity I had to rank the three haka's above from best to worst. They were all good performances but one stole the show while one did not shine like the others. I really enjoy being a critic but it is fun doing the Winter Learning Journey.

3 Matariki events at Te Papa

1st Event - Mata and the Mysterious Musical Maunga

This event takes place on the 17th of June from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. This is an event suitable for children aged 7 -14. This activity is a great chance to learn about the Maori culture in a fun way through music.

2nd Event - Matariki Fireworks

The Matariki festival starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 6:45 pm on the 24th of June. This event is a free event which can be liked by people of the age of 3 and over. The evening this is on is a magical experience.

3rd Event - Te Oro o ngā Whetū: The Echo of the Stars   

This event occurs on June the 16th between the hours of 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. It is a showcase of the Maori culture through music and poetry on a beautiful setting.

I have completed the second activity of Native Aotearoa. For this activity I had to pick 3 events that happens in Wellington from the Te Papa site. The events I have chosen are the ones that looked more appealing and can be loved by younger audience.

The Landing Of Shag Point

This is my first completed activity of Native Aoteroa. For this activity we had to create a poem about how we would have felt if we were one of the first people to land on Shag Point before New Zealand became New Zealand. Click here for my poem.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Otago Central Rail Trail - Winter Learning Journey

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This activity is asking me if I would visit the Otago Central Rail Trail. I would go because it there is a picturesque view and I also have never been to Otago. It operates all of Winter which means it is snowy which will be cool to visit.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Lord Ernest Rutherford - Winter learning Journey

Activity 2 of 'One Step At A Time' is to pick a famous New Zealander. I have chosen Ernest Rutherford who is known as the father of nuclear physics. He was the first person to split an atom. He also was the first person from Oceania to win the Nobel Peace Prize. I chose him because he is one of the 'molders' of the nuclear weapons. He can be found on the New Zealand $100 note.

Getting lost In The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve - narrative

I hiked through the lush green forest of Lewis Pass reserve. Grey patches start invading the blue sky above. The chuckles that followed me became softer as I was carried by the wind. I turned around and my friends weren't in sight. My throat was drying up and my lips started to feel parched. Evening feel so fast and a blue spotted blanket was rolled across the sky. Dawn cracked like an egg and then I was awoken by the sound of rustling by the Autumn leaf carpet. I ran towards the sound then I saw my group of friends. "I'm SAVED!!!!" I screamed at the top of my lungs.

For this activity I had to pretend that i got lost at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. I really enjoy writing that is why this has been my funnest activity. It let my imagination run wild and it was fun to do.

Fishing in Farewell Spit - Winter learning Journey

There is a continuous argument about fishing in Farewell Spit. This argument is because of a New Zealand native species of Dolphin called the Hector Dolphin. This activity asks me if fishing in Farewell Spit should be illegal. I think it should because Hector dolphins are the only native mammals of new Zealand and there is only a few left in the world. They are also the littlest species of dolphin in the world.

Whale Rider Review

For this activity I had to watch two trailers of Whale rider and rate it out of 5/5. I rate this movie a 5/5 because it has a very powerful and emotional message and it inspires people no matter who you are you can do it. This reminds me of a quote which read 'Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone; This is a good movie and I recommend it.

Beached Whales - Winter Learning Journey

Recently Whales have been stranded on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay. The community found out and started keeping the whales wet. They used many things and this whale stranding has been one of the biggest ones in New Zealand history. The community did :

  • Keeping the whales wet
  • Covering them with towels/cloths etc

Thanks to the community who helped.

Being Predator Free By 2050 - Winter Learning Journey

This is my DLO on why we should be predator free. I think the biggest pest in New Zealand is Possums. Possums have been a problem for New Zealand for quite some time and I am happy we are taking action on this crisis.

Tuatara - What animal I Would Choose To Adopt

Above is my first activity for 'Wild Eyes.' For this activity I had to pick an animal I would adopt so I chose the Tuatara. The Tuatara is a fascinating native reptile of New Zealand. My tuatara's name is Ty. Ty is a Brothers island Tuatara which means he lives on The Brothers Islands with his family.

5 Things Julian Likes To Do Out Doors

Bike riding
swimming beach

For the bonus activity I had to ask a real life person what 5 things they like to do out doors. For this activity I decided to interview Julian (my younger sibling) Above are the five things he likes doing out doors. I enjoy most activities above except Rugby. I like watching Rugby but not playing it.

5 Questions I Would Ask Laura Dekker (German Sailor) - Winter Learning Journey

Question 1 - Who/what inspired you to sail?
Question 2 - What will you be doing after sailing?
Question 3 -  Did you always want to sail?
Question 4 - What did you do before sailing.
Question 5 -  Where are you planning to finish your adventure?

For this activity I had to watch a YouTube clip about a 16 year old girl from Dutch named Laura Dekker. The video helped me create 5 questions I would ask Laura Dekker. Laura Dekker is a sailor who wants to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. Laura Dekker is an inspiration to me and to a lot of young people.

My Most Favourite Destination out of : Tane Mahuta, Rangitoto Island, and Karekare Beach

The three destinations are beautiful and are one of the very important landmarks in New Zealand. They are all important in there own way but my favourite destination is Rangitoto Island. Rangitoto island is 600 years old and overlooks the majestic city of Auckland. It is also a big landmark in Auckland.

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Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey

For the bonus activity we looked into an idea thought by John Key. The idea was that New Zealand will change our flag. The idea gave Rachael an idea which was to design our own flags. My flag has a crown which represents the monarchy and of the commonwealth, the cross is a st George cross on an angle which represents the influence the British Empire has on New Zealand.

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5 Things To Do In Auckland - Winter Learning Journey

For the second activity for the first day we had to find 5 things to do in Auckland. Auckland is a city which has lots of famous buildings and attractions and even reserves and beautiful beaches. My favourite activity out of the five above is sky jumping of the iconic Sky Tower because it looks fun.

Activity 1 Facts Of The People Of New Zealand - Winter Learning Journey

Above is my first completed activity of the Winter Learning Journey. For this activity I had to go on a website called 100% pure New Zealand to find facts about the people of New Zealand. This activity has taught me a lot about the people who live in New Zealand. 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Duffy Books Scholastic

Yesterday we all received our Duffy books which are sponsored by Scholastic. When the books were getting given out most of us had the same Tom Gates book. We are very pleased that we can keep reading over the holiday period. I remember getting these books when I was a Junior by knowing these helped me to read. I really enjoy when our Duffy books come because 'It's cool to read.'

Ball Donation From Fencible United

Today we had a very special guest speaker at our assembly today. Her name was Janine who is the captain of the Fencible United. She came to our school to give us Football balls, Netball balls, and rugby balls. We are very honoured that local groups are able to help us strive for success. Thank you to Fencible United for helping us pursue our dreams. 

100% Attendance T2

At assembly there were a lot of certificates being handed out and one of them were the 100% attendance certificates. It was good to see people have made the effort to come to school every day and seeing more people getting this certificate was great. It also makes me feel good that I received one of the 100% attendance award. I really hope next term more people will get inspired and come to school every day.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

5 Tips On How To Stand Up To Troll

Today's Cyber smart lesson today was about trolls and haters. Trolls are people you do not know but they still bully you and haters are people you know. If you are a victim of cyber bullying above is a DLO of 5 tips on how to get rid of trolls or haters. I hope these steps will help you with your bullying problem.

Term 2 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 all areas of learning. I very strongly believe that we should have more physical activity because it is good for our health and relaxes us mentally and physically. It was challenging to fill out some questions like what I like the most. I can't wait what next term has installed for us.

Teaching A Teacher A New Skill - Summary DLO

Yesterday Miss Apelu from Tamaki College came to see our learning in action. To show our learning we showed her how we write a summary and how we have learning conversations. We worked together as a group and communicated with each other in a respectful manner. I also think that our summary was very well written and we showed her how we work in Learning Space 2.

Dance Evaluation

This week I have completed my dance evaluation. The dance sequence was just one of the major aspects of dance we evaluated. We had to evaluate our music choice, the tempo of music, the thing that I found difficult, what I can do differently next time, and what worked well. When I first heard the idea I thought it was going to be boring but it slowly became fun and more lively. Thank you Mrs Anderson for being a greatest dance teacher I have known.

Plastic Free July - Tamaki Wrap

This week we had the opportunity to work with a local waste reduction group called Tamaki Wrap. To show our understanding I have chosen to create a Prezi. My Prezi includes the effect our littering has on animals, our learning with Tamaki Wrap, and collages of the damages and when we were learning with Tamaki Wrap. This month people from all around the world are participating in Plastic Free July. Plastic Free July is a challenge to not use plastic for the whole month. If you would like to join Plastic Free July click here.

Monday, 3 July 2017

People Power DLO

Today for maths we had to create a DLO about a word problem we have solved. To solve the problem we learnt a new formula which will help us find a percentage using a calendar. e.g. If Asia's population is 3 672 million people to solve this we do 3672 ÷ 6057 x 100 ÷ 1 = 61% This is formula really helped me to get an accurate answer.