Thursday, 12 April 2018

What I My Personal Passion?

Today I have completed a CARE award in Excellence and Innovation (innovative). I talked about what my personal passion is. There are three things I am very good at. 

World War One - Summary

Yesterday in our reading groups we learned about the mascots of world war one. The animals that we used in world war one was the donkey, horses, cats, dogs, camels and pigeons. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

First World War One Mascots

Today in our reading groups we were talking about the first world war one mascots and what they are. We all co'operated very well by talking, sharing and getting our work done. 

World War 1 Mascots

Today in reading we my group was reading about the world war 1 mascots and the reason for why the soldiers needed mascots. We also talked about the animals that could be pet by now. The first animal I could think of is a donkey and why it was needed in the world war 1. 

Measuring Angles

Today in maths we were learning about the different angles. The 6 angles are called obtuse, reflex, straight, right, acute and full turn. We label our angle rays/arms A, B and C. The lesson I learnt about angles is that we measure the angles using a protractor. Every number on the outside is the number you use to measure the angle. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018


Today each group presented their reading kahoots. The kahoots were about the Signing Of The Treaty and The Hui (the meeting)... There were a lot of people trying their best to remember and think back to when we read the story and find the answers. The question most of our reading group got wrong was when the treaty happened. Ofa's group had a lot of hard questions but I managed to get 4 right!... I won a silver medal (3rd place medals)...

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Duffy Books

Yesterday at assembly we were kindly given Duffy books. My 2 books are Tom Gates (Family, Friends, Furry creatures and my school project) and Geronimo Stilton (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz)... 

Seeing It From Both Sides

My group (Nyjah, Fui, Shakaia, Hajera and I) have completed our reading task that was set for us to do. The book we were summarizing and talking about was Te Tohu - The Signing Of The Treaty... The google drawing we made/created talks about the benefits and the Negatives... 

Stephen Hawking

Last week our class was focused on finding interesting facts and about Stephen Hawking...  Stephen Hawking is known for publishing books, making an guest appearance in the big bang theory and for being a physicist... Do you know what a physicist is? click the slide above to find out...

Monday, 26 March 2018

2 Words 1 minute - Winter Olympics


This year the winter Olympics was held in Pyeongchang which is in south Korea.
This happened in February the 9th to February the 25th. There were teams
contributing in this event from other countries. They were showing respect,
excellence and good sportsmanship. There were lot of teams wearing equipment for many
different types of winter sports. Most of the sport were on ice and snow. I saw that there
was lot of practice put into the sport. The countries taking part in this event were
Canada, China, Africa, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Russia including New Zealand and
other countries coming to compete. The theme was passion connected. There were
winners and there were athletes losing. Each team tried hard and put in lots of effort.
There was lots cheering and enthusiasm from the audience. The sports that was played was
ice hockey, figure skating, the luge, skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding and the skeleton.
My favorite sports that  was played were figure skating and ice hockey. My least favorite sport
(because it is dangerous looking) was the luge…

179 words written down...

Today we used the ‘2 words 1 minute’ challenge to write a description about the Winter Olympics. After talking in pairs about the things we knew about the winter Olympics we created a list of words (vocabulary) that would help us write our description. We chose the words ‘equipment’ and ‘respect’ to help us think about what we were going to write.

We talked about ideas with a partner, then we had 1 minute to put those ideas into sentences.
We had to try our best to use all the words on our vocab list. After the minute was up we had 2 minutes
to reread what we had written and make changes if anything didn’t make sense or if we had words
and punctuation in the wrong place. When we finished checking we had 2 more minutes to carry
on writing our descriptions.

The highlighted words are the words I used from my word list. I did well in making sure my sentences made sense. I need to remember to focus on using the words on the list that describes the Pyeong Chang Olympics.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Let Me Tell You Something About The Winter Olympics...

Let me tell you about the winter Olympics that was held in south Korea - Pyongchang. This event started on the 9th of February and ended on the 25th. There were 92 countries competing to win the gold, silver and bronze medals.
The sports that was played was Figure skating, Ice hockey, the Biathlon, the luge, snowboarding, Skiing, freestyle skiing, curling, Alpine skiing, short track speed skating and ski jumping.

What we did to write about the winter Olympics was Joel and I were given 5 minutes to talk about the words that we thought that we should add in to describe what sport was played and when this event happened. Joel and I looked carefully at it to see if the piece of writing made sense to both of us.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Place Value Strategy


Today I have completed the task that was set for me this morning. What I did to solve this problem was I used a place value strategy.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Aretha Franklin's Song RESPECT

Today I have complete a CARE award. My CARE award was to research the Aretha Franklin's RESPECT song. 

Friday, 2 March 2018

How To Become An Agent Of Change

This week our class's main focus was how to become an agent of change. To find out how to become an agent of change was to find the main thing that you find something that can change about your learning. The main thing that I am going to try to do this year is to complete tasks that are set for me everyday. The other thing I'm going to try hard to do this year is to have the confidence to speak in front of people. How are you going to become an agent of change in your learning? 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Tables Master - Maths

Today during maths we were practicing our times tables using Transum. Using Transum I managed to get every single answer for the 9 times and 12 times right! just for warm up I did my 2 times tabels. I think Tables Master/Transum is a great math game site to go on if you'd like to practice your tables, addition, subtraction and divided bides. The slowest answer I got was 13 x 13. I think you should try the site too!...

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Te Hui Summary

Today Fui, Savelina and I completed our reading task. This summary is about a book called Te Hui - The Meeting.  

Kiwi Can

Today at Kiwi can our theme was 'Having A Positive Attitude' and our catch phrase was If you argue, sort it out, don't shout and work it out. The main focus of today's lessons were following the rules. The teachers were Mr Latu, Mr Matt and Miss Lily. We all got into a circle and were called into numbers (I was number 2). So if Mr Matt/Mr Latu called out number 2 (my number) I would speed/power walk around the circle and walk through my hole (the place I stood/sat at) and jumped into the hoop, if there was a person that jumped into another persons hoop they'd be out or if they'd be the last person into a hoop they'd also be out. And the other games we were playing was ball tag.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Maths Screencastify

Today I completed the task that was set for me (maths screencastify). The task was to create a google presentation to show how to use the place value strategy. This task was easy to do but the hard thing about it was that there was a lot of noise in the background, so I had to speak a bit more louder. As you can see I have written my maths story and used the place value strategy to solve the maths problem. Thank you and please leave some feedback behind in the comments. 

Chinese New Year Explanation

Chinese New Year is special to the Chinese culture because everyone comes
together to celebrate and spend time with each other. Each year is named
after an animal.This year is the year of the dog. The dog represents
responsibility and seriousness.  

Chinese New Year is when all the families come together as one. They make
egg rolls, shrimp and noodles. In China the egg rolls represent the bars of
gold, the shrimp represent the happiness and the noodles represent long life
(if the noodle is long that means you will have a long life but if you cut it
you will have a short life). During this festival people give
Hong Bao to children and unmarried adults. In this red envelope there is
money to symbolize good luck and wealth.

People around the world celebrate Chinese New Year on the first
new moon of the year (which lasts for 15 days). On the last day they
light their lanterns to remember the ones who have passed on and to keep the
bad spirits away.

Each year we celebrate one of the 12 animals of the Chinese New Year.
There are 12 animals because the Jade Emperor didn’t know which animal to
choose so he set a race to see which order the years would be celebrated in.
This year we’re going to be celebrating the year of the earth dog. If there is a
person born in 2018 he/she might have the personality of an earth
dog, eg: would be responsible and serious.   

Chinese New Year brings people together. They decorate their houses in red
and gold, light fires, let of fireworks and wear red to continue to keep Nian,
the monster away.

Yesterday we were learning about how people celebrate the Chinese New Year. As Magenta and I are in different writing groups we both worked together to write the explanation. We got a piece of paper and vivid to write down some ideas and notes about the Chinese New Year. What we learnt was the greeting "Kung Hei Fat Choi and there was a dragon called Nien who attacked the village and scared all the people and animals, the came a wise man called the Jade Emperor. He told the small village the dragons weaknesses. They were loud music, fire, fire works and the colours of red and gold. 

Friday, 16 February 2018

Reading Summary

Today my group (Shakaia, Nyjah, Fui, Savelina and I) completed our reading summary. The book that we were summarising was the pathway.

My Positive Attitude Certificate

Today at assembly I was rewarded a certificate for having a positive attitude at the beginning of the year (at school). I stood up proud of receiving a certificate.  

Summer Learning Journey - Cirtifacates

Today at assembly I received a certificate for taking part in the summer learning journey by posting the weekly activities on my blog and commenting on other peoples blogs. There were 50 people/children that received their certificates. Some people won prizes. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Auckland To Pyeongchang, South Korea

I created this DLO that shows how far away Pyeongchang is from Auckland I now know Pyeongchang is in South Korea.

South Korea is a country near Japan, China, Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia and India

Friday, 9 February 2018

Blog Post Analysis

Today I have completed this weeks activity. The chart shows how many blog posts I have completed each year. Our class firstly created a google spreadsheet. Then we all created a chart showing how many posts/blogging we've done over the years. In 2015 when I just started I was introduced to posting and blogging I didn't even know how to blog until I was taught how to do it.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Show Me Don't Tell Me...

I heard splashing and birds singing in the trees.

I heard the sound of the tree leaves falling of twigs.

I felt excited about how fun it would be swimming in the salty ocean. 

I saw palm trees swaying side to side. 

I felt like I was going to explode because of how hot it was.

I wondered if I would get the chance to swim for a very long time.

I wondered if I would get my ice cream in time.

Today for writing we were given an activity that is similar to the game 'Rittles'. The purpose of this activity is to show don't tell. You have to give clues to where you are like for example a theme park (rainbows end), pools and the beach. Guess where I am... To know where I am read the clues and find out...