Friday, 25 May 2018

Blog Commenting

These are the blog comments I have made to a boy called Kurt who attends Paparoaroa Ranges School and has fabulous work. Miki, Alex and I have commented on Kurt's blog to give him feedback and feed forward to help him with his vocab and small details.

My Waka Huia

Today our tech group focused on completing our drawings of the traditional waka huia and the contemporary waka huia. We learnt and researched things about the traditional and contemporary waka huia. Did you know that the waka huia is a traditional Maori treasure. I used cultural and Maori patterns/desgins to draw this waka huia.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Our Skeletal System

Today for inquiry our task was to get into a group of four or five... my group was Angela, Hajera, Chavda and Joel (including me)... In our groups we collaborated and worked hard to create two human figurines out of play doh to compare or make a comparison of having no tooth picks or bones and having bones. The first looked very flat and weak, the second looked very bulky and strong. Our groups tried to make the boneless figurine stand but couldn't... We then tried out the other figurine and it stood still. 

Why Animals And Humans Need Bones: 
Why? because we would end up in big blob... we wouldn't even be able or have the ability to move freely! this is  why us humans and animals really need bones... here is a more scientific word (I'd think that nurses and doctors use this word too!) and it is... the 
skeletal system... There is also a short photo animation of my group putting and making the figurine stand... and the bulky one sit on the white board...

My Groups Blogs:
AngelaChavda, Hajera and Joel (including me)...

- Viva

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

9 Times Tables - How I Solved The Problem...


Today in our maths groups we were focusing on our nine time tables. This learning is showing my way of thinking to solve the 9 times tables... above I have inserted a short video to show you how I solved it and how my thinking solved the problem... Please click the video to see what I did. You could also read the piece of math writing...

Friday, 18 May 2018

Tamaki College - Tech Reflection

Today while we were at tech my group created a google document (doc) to answer the questions about the Waka Huia... This is a traditional treasuring and family legends box. We made a comparison of the traditional and contemporary waka huia... The differences of these were that the traditional had more carvings/detail,  huia feathers and pendant... The other (contemporary) had less detail, was modern looking/simple and paint only... When we finished part one we then moved on to part two which was to sketch a waka huia on a piece of white A4 paper... 

Tongan And English Body Names...

Today I have been working and trying to translate English words of body parts into Tongan names for our body part  

Thursday, 17 May 2018

What Is A Metaphor?

Today our task was to create a DLO explaining what a metaphor. I also used examples (E.g) to help you understand what I am talking about. What is a metaphor? is the main question. I have 2 definitions of what a metaphor is so you could and can understand.