Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why It's Great To Me

It's great to me because I have unique qualities, I have some great academic achievements, and what I found interesting was that I find some very odd qualities in a person like they have to be strong willed, they also have to have similar qualities to me but the most important quality overall is having intelligence. Intelligence is important to me because I like to talk about things that have occurred a long time ago and when I talk I want to be challenged or proven wrong 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Common Vocabulary Mistake Activity

This week we have been looking at vocabulary mistakes that are made commonly. The most common mistake is their, they're, and there. Using the wrong word can make something not make sense or change the whole meaning of your sentence. This activity required us to fix the mistakes in sentences and what is the correct word to use in a particular sentence. For example, ___ they are! ___ so tied up in ___ own affairs that they didn't even see us.
                                there             they're                  their


Capitalisation in the correct place is vital for a Writing test because it can send you down to a level 2 level. To get us prepared for our next Writing test we have been looking at capital letters and how to use them in the correct way. For example NATO gets capital letters because it is a name of an organisation and the first letter of a new sentence always get a capital letter. Another mistake made by a lot of people is not putting a capital letter when they use 'I' in their writing like 'Lily and I went to get an ice cream.'  

Anti-Suffrage Summary

The anti-suffrage group were against the suffrage movement. They were so determined not to let women vote they gave out pamphlets that had bizarre reasons why they should not vote. One of the reasons were it is unwise to risk the good we have with the bad that can occur when women get the vote. We have been researching deeper into it and to show our learning me and Tiava created a summary. 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Reciprocal Reading With Fraidoon - 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 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.


In writing we have been looking at the positioning of apostrophes and why they're there for. If there is more than one owner the apostrophe is after the last letter of the owners and if there is one owner the apostrophe goes before the last letter of the owner. An apostrophe is used usually to shorten words. I found this task easy because I learnt about this at my old school.

Stopping Bullying DLO

For my last confidence award activity I have decided to create a DLO on how to stand up to bullies. On my DLO you will find what forms bullying comes in, and how to deal with bullying. The most common bullying is cyber bullying. This is the easiest and most funnest activity for the confidence award. I hope these tips will change peoples lives.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Career's - Corporate Lawyer

 For the past two weeks our classroom have been looking at careers. Yesterday was my first career session because I was working on building a MBot so I had to choose my career on the spot. For my chosen career I chose a corporate lawyer. I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was nine but I did not know what field law I wanted to study. The thing that caught my eye about being a corporate lawyer is that their starting salary is $105,000 - 125,000 and if they have wealthy clients they can get a salary of $40 million.

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 Presentation

Last week we went to Ormiston to present our amazing animation presentation. I went with Mrs Anderson, Tiava, Shannon, and Lyndon. After our presentation we went to a breakout edu. A breakout edu is when something is hidden in a box and you have to find clues to unlock a box. Next we went to programme a robot with Bucklands Beach Primary. We all had so much fun. This experience is something none of us will forget. Thank you to Tamaki College who provided us with transport.  

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A3 Flextangle - Maths Week

Above is my A3 flex tangle I have just finished. I really enjoyed doing something we don't do usually because it is fun and is very interesting. Maths week so far is going great. I am up to cutting out my hexaflexagon.   

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey- Blogging Challenge

During the winter holidays I joined the Winter Learning Journey. The Winter Learning Journey is a blogging challenge which is ran by Rachel and her fantastic team from Auckland university. This is a fun way to keep up your reading and writing skills during the holidays. My favourite thing to do was adopting a pet because I got to learn about an animal that has been roaming New Zealand for 200 million years. I found creating how you would of found a Moa  At Panmure Bridge School there was a lot of participants and a lot of prize winners. It has been a fun and interesting experience and I hope to see more people participate next time. Panmure Bridge School would like to thank Rachel and her stellar team for providing us for a free and fun thing to do during the holidays.

Tech At Tamaki College W2

Ms Anderson (digitech teacher at Tamaki College) has given us the permission to started creating short animated story using scratch. In my short animation I am addressing the cyber bullying problem because I think it has a negative physiological effect on youth. I won the same Kahoot twice today. The Kahoot was a fun activity. I hope my animation will encourage people to stop bullying people on the net.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Hyperbole Illustration

Hyperbole illustration

Our writing challenge for this week is hyperbole. It is pronounced hi-pear-bow-lee.  A hyperbole is an over exaggerated statement like 'I have been walking for years.'  Hyperbole makes writing more interesting and is used by a lot of authors. My story is about an unforgettable horrific walk which made it easier to write a hyperbole. I can't wait what other writing challenges

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Suffrage Movement Definition in 25 Words


The coming September in New Zealand we are having an election to vote for a Prime Minister. So for Reading we are learning about the history of New Zealand parliament and a very special New Zealander who has had a huge impact on women rights. Her name is Kate Sheppard. So far we have been learning about the Suffrage movement, and a lot of things New Zealand's parliament has been through like the governors powers are restricted or New Zealand became the first country to let women vote. 

The DLO above is my groups definition of the suffrage movement. For this task we worked collaboratively to write a 25 word summary about what the suffrage movement was. We watched a video explaining the suffrage movement. I was working with Jeremiah, Mataio and Tiava. One thing that I found interesting was that people risked their lives so that women can vote. We all contributed to this by talking to each other to decide if what we had written made sense, and if the information we had found answered our question.