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Friday, 25 May 2018

Thank you Mr Grundy


Today for tech the year 7's created a thank you letter to Mr Grundy. The reason why we wrote this to Mr Grundy is because we appreciate his help for teaching our how to make our own pewter castings. In this thank you letter some of the year 7's worked together to write a helpful letter to Mr Grundy. Everyone took a photo for the last day of our pewter casting orientation. 

Tech Reflection



Today was our last session at pewter casting for term 2 at Tamaki College Tech. Next week we will be moving to different tech classes. Today everybody was creating there presentation boxes to take there pewter castings home. Mr Grundy's class learnt all about how to create a pewter casting. Everyone finished everything off even there workbooks. He did this to help him mark our reports and look at our project at the same time. This is a gif showing pictures of our pewter castings and photos of us at tech for the last day. 

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Kiwi Sport


Today was our second session of Rippa Rugby with Hamish (Rippa Rugby Coach). First we played a game called everybody's it. In this game everyone had to rippa's on their belts. Everybody ran around and tried ripping peoples rippa's off.  At the end the person with the most rippa's win. The next game we played was called tag rush. This game was similar to boar rush but the rippa rugby version. There was 1 person in the middle calling out boys, girls, barefoot, or everybody go. Instead of tagging/tackling them we ripped there tags off. The last 2 standing are our new taggers. Next we played a game called green and orange. This was similar to rats and rabbits but the rippa rugby version. For example if Hamish calls orange this means they will need to run over the white line before there partner rips there tag off. The last game we played was a game of rippa rugby. In this game there were new rules. We were allowed to pass it any direction. It was like netball rippa rugby. It was confusing for some of us because both teams were all wearing the same colored rippa tags.

Kiwi Can

Today for Kiwi Can was our fourth session of term 2. Our teachers were Mr Matt and Miss Lily. Our topic for this term is still Intergrity. Integrity means doing the right thing even though know ones looking. In Kiwi can we played 1 energizer and 1 GKQ. Our new theme for this term is called role models. Role models means looking up to someone that will influence you to become the person you want to be.The first energizer we played was a remote game. In this game there were 2 leaders sitting on the chair blind folded with a toy noodle in there hand. Miss Lily or Mr Matt would call a letter and that group of people would go up and try to get the remote without getting hit with the toy noodle. Whoever gets hit with the toy noodle needs to run back to the white board and start again. Then we learnt what a role model is. For example my mother would be a role model to me because she is a LMC midwife, so I look up to her job. Finally we played general knowledge questions. 
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Wild Boars


Today I created a google draw about Wild Boars. First I read a key evaluation about Wild Boars, then I created a google draw including 5 facts about them and the danger labels about them. This task was really enjoyable.

9 Times Tables Stragety


Today for maths I created a DLO showing you how I worked out a 9 time table equation by using the 10 times tables strategy. On this google draw it includes how I solve the problem and how I would solve it in words. 

Making Connections


Today for this reading task we made a making connections google draw. We read a book called Im a Wimp. To complete this task we then created a making connections sheet with text to text, text to world, and text to self. Everything was related to the book Im a Wimp.

Monday, 21 May 2018

New Zealand Flags


Today for reading I created a DLO  between the differences of the New Zealand Naval Flag and the New Zealand Flag. To complete this task I also included the meaning of the Auckland Arm of Coats. I decided to use a google draw to layout my work. 

Text messages Using Punctuation


Today for writing we were learning how to use punctuation in text bubbles. To write these messages we used a site called iphonefaketext I choose to have a sleepover with my friend Caroline. I created a google document to show the messages on the site I used and the messages with punctuation in it. 

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Tech



Today was our second to last session for term 2 at Tamaki College Tech. Soon we will be changing topics. Our instructor today was Mr Grundy. Mr Grundy's class learnt all about how to create a pewter casting. Today everyone was finishing off their workbooks to get good marks on their reports. Jack, Marieta, and myself finished our projects off so we got to take it home to show our mothers. After finishing off my workbook I decided to make a presentation box for my mum. Before we got to take our pewter castings home Mr Grundy took a photo of our pewter castings. He did this to help him mark our reports and look at our project at the same time. This is my completed project and I am really proud of all the work I have done to impress my mum.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Metaphor


Today I created a completed google drawing about what is a metaphor. In my DLO I included the meaning of a metaphor, a season poem, examples of a metaphor, and 2 images of a metaphor. Read this google drawing to find out what a metaphor is and examples of a metaphor.

Rippa Rugby


This week for Kiwi sport was our first session of Rippa Rugby with Hamish. Today we just played a game of touch. This week was a testing week just to see how good we are at playing rippa rugby. This game was called netball rippa rugby. There were 3 teams. Each team took turns to play this touch game. There was a non bibs team and a bib team. This game was just like netball but with a rugby ball and a 2 hand touch. 

Kiwi Can

 

Today for Kiwi Can was our fourth session of term 2. Our teachers were Mr Matt and Miss Lily. Our topic for this term is Integrity. Integrity means doing the right thing even though know ones looking. In Kiwi can we played 2 energisers. Our theme for this term is making good choices. Making good choices means doing the right thing either then doing the bad thing. The first game we played was called opposites. In this game Ms Lily did some actions while we had to do the opposites to it. For example when Miss Lily puts her hand up we need to put our hand down. The next game we played was called protect the Jedi. In this game there were 2 teams. Each team protected their Jedi fro getting hit with the ball. Everyone threw balls to get people out from each team. Some teams managed to get the Jedi out. If someone catches a persons throw there out.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Word Cline - Sad


Today I created a word cline about the word sad. To complete this task I used powerful words to make my word cline look good. All of the words I used were synonyms of sad. I decided to pick sad for my word cline because they were one of the word clines I wrote down on my scarp paper. Word cline means having the same word in order but then your start to pick up more and more powerful words. For example I picked the word sad. The order of this will be sad, unhappy, upsetting, blue, and then heartbroken. Heart broken was the most powerful word on my word cline.

2 Day Wonder Poem


Today we wrote 2 Day wonder poems. A 2 day wonder poem is a poem having a bad day and a good day side by side. For example Nickaela and myself wrote a poem about Summer and Winter. In summer I hear excited voices everywhere, but in Winter I hear silent voices everywhere. To write this poem we used word clines and synonyms to find powerful words for our poem. We used juxtaposition to make our poem. Juxtaposition means two opposite things put together to make a effect. 

Monday, 14 May 2018

Body System Game



 This term for inquiry we have been learning about body systems. I learnt the labels of the body systems. After that I played a game called Skeletal System that helped me know the labels of the body system off by heart. I managed to get the score of 26.

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Tech Reflection


Today was our second session of term 2 at Tamaki College Tech. Our instructor today was Mr Grundy. Mr Grundy's class learnt how to make pewter casting. Today most people were finishing their workbooks for good marks. Half of our marks come from our project and half of our marks come from our workbooks.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Kiwisport

This week for Kiwi sport was our first session with Miss Morris. The first thing we did was passing the ball in a line. The next thing we did was passing the ball over and under to the person behind us. After that we played a warm up game. In this warm up game everyone got into 2 lines. When Miss Morris says go the first two leader at the front need to run to the green bib using a rugby ball. Once they've arrived there they need to do 2 start jumps and throw the ball to the next person in the line when they are standing on the red bib. The last game we played was King/Queen. Everybody tucked in a bib into there pants/skirts. When Miss Morris calls go everyone needs to run and try to grab as much bibs as they can off people in 1 minute 20 seconds. The person who wins is King/Queen.

Kiwi Can


Today for Kiwi Can was our third session. Our teachers were Mr Matt and Miss Lily. Our topic for this term is Making good choices.Making good choices is when someone decided to do the right thing either than doing the bad thing. Our theme for this term is Integrity. Integrity means doing the right thing even though the teachers are not there to supervise. In Kiwi can we played 1 energiser. This game we played was called captains ball. In this game there were 4 teams. Once Ms Miss Lily and Mr matt throws the ball everyone has to come in and try to catch it. Whoever catches the ball passes it to their teammates to shoot it in their captains hoop. The team that get's the ball in can illuminate a team. The last activity we did was master gkq. GKQ stands for General Knowledge Questions.



















Homonym Poetry


Today I learnt what a homonym is. Today I created a completed homonym DLO. In my DLO I included what a homonym is, examples of a homonym, and images of different homonyms. To find out what a homonym is read this google drawing about information based on homonyms. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Tables Conga - 6 Timetables


Today for maths I played tables Conga. Past the previous times I have been using Tables Conga to practice different kinds of timetables. This time I decided to try my 6 timetables. Tables Conga helps you learn different types of timetables. To play this game I used the 4 triangles on my keyboard to control me. In this game I collected all of the 6 times tables up to 60 and . In the game if the viruses (X) catch you then you will need to start again. 

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Mrs Gren



This term for inquiry we have been learning about the human system. Today myself and Marieta created a completed DLO about the 7 living process of Mrs Gren. Mrs Gren is a acronym that helps us remember the 7 living process which are: Movement, Respiration, Senses, Growth, Reproduction, Excrete, and Nutrition.   

How to Prevent a Cow Attack


Today for reading I made a completed DLO about How to survive a cow attack. To complete this activity I read a article called How to Prevent a Cow Attack on ThoughtCo. I managed to find some images of 2 cows and also 3 interesting facts about how to survive a cow attack. 

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Lung Capacity in LS2

To Compare the lung capacity of students in LS2, We used one breath to blow up a balloon.Then we measured the circumference of the balloon in cm. Then we could graph the results to compare them. 

Julian got the most lung capacity blowing a balloon.
Avalon got the lowest lung capacity blowing a balloon.
I was the only student who got a lung capacity of 54 blowing a balloon. 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Kind Person

This week for writing we have been working on writing poems using synonyms. I decided to make a poem about the word Kind. My poem was named Kind Person. In my poem I added synonyms that mean the same word as kind. At the end of each sentence I decided to end with a word that rhymes with Merciful. I used delightful and thoughtful. 


Monday, 7 May 2018

Blogging Stars



Throughout the previous weeks I have been publishing at least 4 or 5 blog post a week. Altogether I have published 881 blog posts. At the moment I have published 100 blogs posts this year for 2018. Last week on Friday at assembly the manaikalani leaders chose me to the blogging star for last week. 

Tech

Today was our first session for term 2 at Tamaki College Tech. Our instructor today was Mr Grundy. Mr Grundy's class learnt all about doing pewter casting. Today some students were finishing off their workbooks to get good marks on their reports. My first pewter casting I did was a pregnant woman. I chose to make this for my mum because she is a professional midwife. Last week on Friday I started finishing off my workbook because I finished making my pewter casting for my mum. I was the first student to finish off my pewter casting. 

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Skating



Today at lunch time the year 7 and 8's practise how to skate in the hall. Puna taught us how to stand up when you fall, and also how to stop when your about to hit into someone. Everyone got their skating shoes on and started practising clockwise around the cones. Some people fell down but managed to stand up and keep on going. To stand up you need to kneel on 2 knees, then you hold one hand on one knee and try to stand up. After that you put your feet in a v shape so that you can start going. If your about to fall forward you need to take 2 hands in front of you to stop you from falling on your stomach. 



The Unfinished Drink


Toady LS2 created special Google drawings about a solider named La Tour Mollet d'auvergne. To complete this google drawing I worked together with Angela. When the train came at 7:20 he left his beer with his friends and told them to make sure no one breaks it or touch it so that when he comes back he could finish the drink. Sadly La Tour Mollet did not return. Now the Waihao Forks Bar laid the bottle in a special box full of poppies to remember his last words and his last drink. I felt sad how they said he never returned which told me that he died overseas. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Maori Legend Story

 This week for inquiry we created a story book about a Maori legend story.This legend story was about Tane Mahuta the god of the forest who tried convincing Gods to make a woman who could get children. Chavda,Marieta, and myself used storyboard to retell this Maori Legend story. Story board helped us create a story using scenes, characters, and text boxes. The characters I used in our Maori Legend story were the gods,Tane Mahuta, Papatuinuku, and the brothers. In this story we used 6 cells to complete the Maori Legend story.

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Memorial


This week for reading our focus was learning different memorials. Everyone created a presentation to show the activities we have been studying. I decided to choose this slide about different types of memorials. For this task I found out the definition of memorial, an example of  memorial, and 3 pictures of different memorials in Auckland.  The memorials I chose were One Tree Hill, Bastion Point, and Auckland War Memorial. 

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Tech Reflection



Today was our last session at Tamaki College Tech. Our instructor today was Mr Grundy. Mr Grundy's class learnt all about doing pewter casting. Today some students were sanding their pewter casting. My first pewter casting I did was a pregnant woman. I chose to make this for my mum because she is a professional midwife. Last week I polished my pewter casting. I was the first student to finish off my pewter casting. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Skiing or Snowboarding


Today for reading I completed another task. I read article about the differences between Snowboarding and Skiing. For this task I had the choice to chose snowboarding or skiing as my favorite winter sport. After that I created a Google Document with 3 reasons based on why I chose Snowboarding. 

Pencil Code

Today for maths I used a drawing website called Pencil Code. For this Pencil Code task I used coordinates to create a shape. I drew a 3D rectangle shape by using numbers and angles. First I wrote in the coordinates and then I pressed the play button. Once I clicked the play button a little turtle draws my shape. 

Here is the link to Pencil Code:


10 Beginner Skills






This week for reading Magenta and myself watched a video about 10 beginner skills in snowboarding. For this task myself and Magenta wrote down the easiest to hardest beginner skills on a google document. At the top it shows you the 10 beginner skills we watched. 


Angles



LI: To learn how to measure a angle in degrees using a protractor. Today for maths I created a poster about angles. This poster shows the different types of angles that we use with a protractor. A degree is the size of a turn or a angle. A protractor is a measuring object that is used for measuring angles. We use a protractor to measure the angles in degrees.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Read Theory


This is a image of my progression I have made in Read Theory. Read theory is a reading site that helps me develop my reading knowledge and language. First you need to read a text and then answer some questions. If you get questions wrong you will stay at your current level, but if you get every question right you level up. At the moment im on grade 4. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Kiwi Can

Today for Kiwi Can was our second to last session. Our teachers were Mr Matt and Miss Lily. Our topic we are learning this term is Conflict Resolutions. Conflict means 2 people or a group of party arguing between something. Resolution means solving the problem. For example if Marieta told me that she was going to have a fight with someone I need to inform the teacher into it. In Kiwi can we played 2 games. The first game we played was called bang. In this game everyone was in a circle. Once Ms Miss Lily calls someones name out that person has to sit down and the 2 people on the left and right side of that person needs to point and shout bang. The second game we played was the wink game. In this game everyone needed to close their eyes. After that Miss Lily and Mr Matt tapped one of us on the shoulders. That person need to blink at the rest of the people . At any point Miss Lily will stop the game and ask us if we know who the master is. 

E-Ako Maths



This week for maths I used a website called E-Ako Maths to help me learn my basic facts. In this game I answered 25 questions about how to make tens. This activity helped me get 103 points. E-ako maths helps other learn their multiplication, addition, or either subtraction. If you want to play e-ako maths ask you teacher first before playing. 

Click here to play e-ako maths. 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

5 main ideas




LI: To find the 5 main ideas in a article.This week for reading we did the same thing but used a different article on the winter Olympics history website. Everyone worked in pairs to complete this task. The task was to fill in this chart with the 5 main ideas of the article we read. Marieta and I worked together to find out the 5 main ideas. This week, myself and Marieta found 5 main ideas about the Winter Olympics in Austria, Innsbruck 1964. 



Rewind 2 Remind

This term my maths groups has been using the rewind 2 remind folder to learn how to add, subtract, or times using the place value strategy. The Rewind 2 remind folder shows the videos that were taken to help us learn how to layout our maths problems. This video was taken to show others how to get to the rewind 2 remind folder if you need help. 

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Duffy Book Visit


Today Panmure Bridge School had a Duffy Assembly. It was amazing to have Matt Johnston, Taylor, and the main freight group to come and visit our school. Each class got their books handed to them in Duffy assembly.  In Duffy assembly everyone sang the Duffy song. A big thank you to Main freight for giving our Duffy books. I will have an amazing Easter holiday reading my Duffy books. Today I got a Tom Gates and a Geronimo Stilton book. 

The Tunnel- Settings Description

LI - To notice the language features in a settings description.
Today for writing I wrote a settings description about a tunnel in a forest. In this character description I used some language features to make my settings description interesting.




Thursday, 22 March 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking


Sadly Professor Stephen Hawking passed away last week. We have created this presentation to show information about Stephen Hawking and he became famous. In this task we focused on using our own words and attributing images.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Tense

LI: Identify the tense. Today for Writing Tamaki group filed in this worksheet . It has three main parts to it. The  three tenses were Past tense, Present tense, and Future tense. For example if I drove a car the present tense will be driving

Monday, 19 March 2018

Character Description


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LI - Look at the language features used to describe characters.
Today for writing I wrote a character description about a young girl Emily who loved reading books. In this character description I wrote a simple, compound, and complex sentence. My character description describes the personality of Emily personal passion.

5 Main Ideas

LI: To find the 5 main ideas of a non fiction article. Today for reading Ponui group read the history of the winter Olympics. Everyone worked in pairs to complete this task. The task was to fill in this chart with the 5 main ideas. Miki and myself worked together to find out the 5 main points. After writing the 5 main ideas Miki and myself discussed with Lyric and Julian to find out if we all agreed on each others main ideas. Miki and myself read the history of St Moritz in 1948.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Main Ideas

LI: Make connection text to text, text to world and text to self.
Today for reading I read a book called The Olympics. For this task I had to fill in a chart with the information I have read about. In this making connections sheet there was 3 boxes to fill in. They were Text to text, Text to world and Text to self. 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Character Description


  

LI - Look at the language features used to describe characters.
Look at the different sentence types used. Today for writing I wrote a character description about a man named Johnston who had magic. In this character description I wrote a simple, compound, and complex sentence. Yellow is simple, blue is compound, and pink is complex. I decided to write a character description about this picture.