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Monday, 16 October 2017

Musical Madness!!!

Term 4! Have you ever gotten the feeling of butterflies on the first day of the term, but last first day of your life? Well if you have then you must know how i felt, sad, excited, emotional, ecstatic and even maybe a bit petrified. This morning we had the last Immersion assembly of the year and for all the year 8 students. Our focus for the term is ‘Musical Madness’ so without further ado this is how it all went down!!

To start off the assembly Mr Burt and his Senior management team (SMT for short) formed a band and even wrote a new song called ‘Musical Madness Saves The Day.’ It rhymed, had good rhythm and the band itself was marvelous. All five teams had pretty much the same idea but in delivery I think the most informative groups were Teams one and five.

I definitely found that team 3 had the most entertaining way to showcase their idea. Their way of explaining the idea was ‘Storytelling using music’ so they decided to make a songs in real life video. They brought our school many laughs (I also heard some people singing along).

I definitely want to learn more about team fives focus which was ‘How do composers use music to evoke an emotional response in an audience’ in short words ‘What impact does music have on our emotions’. I am interested in learning what some of the words actually mean like evoke or composers. I think that this was a really good last immersion assembly at Pt England School.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Aims Games



In this task I read/ wrote about our sevens

Night Light

Walt: Analyzing - I am able distinguish between fact and opinion by identifying relevant language features the author has subtly used.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Room 3 Manaiakalani filming/ The Struggle Is REAL!!


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Right now I think another film idea could possibly be 'The Life Of A Pt Englander'. It could be about how Pt England students' days are and how they go. Another Idea could be 'Songs In Real Life' So a normal school conversation but using songs instead.

This Week Room 3 finally got to start filming our movie for the Manaiakalani Film Festival next term. An annual event all the schools in the Manaiakalani partnership participate to create movies in each class of 13 different schools in our community. Each school get's the chance to gather at Sylvia park to watch everyone's movies on the biggest screen in the country!

I enjoyed filming our part in the movie the most because we had a really humorous scene . There was this really funny part when one of us couldn't get ONE sentence right (we filmed that scene a handful of times). I also liked how we got to wear just nice, normal clothes as our costumes.

The Most challenging part in my mind was writing the script and planning out each scene as I got selected to start it. I found writing the scenes really easy as the choice my partner and I thought of, got the majority class vote. Luckily we had already planned out our whole idea before it was chosen and knew what scene and what type of camera shot.

Next Time, I think I would have practised my lines a bit more. I wasn't the best at remembering them so I kinda just winged it. I didn't get much time to learn my lines anyways because I was always out of class rehearsing for our school Production: Live Stream. I also think our props could have been more thought out so we knew what we needed to use and didn't need.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Science


This week for science we have been learning about the moon and solar system.  Image result for solar system

Monday, 11 September 2017

Multiplication Pyramid

This is my multiplication pyramid. The numbers that started the pyramid are at the bottom.

Geometry - 3 Shapes

Walt: identify and describe 3d shapes.

In this task we built, learnt and described different 3d shapes. My partner in 'Your turn' was Revival.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Writing A Quality Blog Comment

Walt: write quality blog comments.

In this task I was assigned to write a quality blog comment. I learnt how to write a quality comment properly and the order of how I write it. I commented on my friends blog from Glen Taylor school, Her name is Brooklyn. I commented on her post about a Powhiri she had.

















Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Geometry

Walt: identify and describe 2D shapes.


 In this task I learnt about different 2D shapes. I named some and I also found the shapes in objects in my classroom. I worked with Revival and Htethtet on making a shapes card game.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Team 5 Speech Competition

Imagine competing to be one of the top 3 talkers in your class. Well last Friday Team 5 had a speech competition. The top 3 students from each class presented their speeches in front of at least 100 students. Speech topics went from being president for a day to cook island legends. I had two speeches in particular that I most enjoyed. All o the speakers also got judged by two teacher Ms Tapuke and Mrs Judd and the results will be told later.

I found that out of all the speeches two stood out to me. The most appealing speech in my opinion was by Amelia she talked with a clear voice, had good detail and she shared a personal story but did it confidently and with pride. Her speech was about her grandma and how she always had a smile on her face no matter what. I think that throughout her speech it started happy then slightly sad but ended happily.

The most entertaining speech to me however was by Mubashshir. He engaged with the audience by making us laugh at times but also having a serious side to his speech. It was about what he'd do if he was President for a day. He talked about building shelters for the homeless, take pollution down as well as dept bills and try making the world a better place. I think his ideas were good and keeping it serious but entertaining was one of his many talents during this process.

Even though all of the speeches were awesome these two stood out for me the most. I enjoyed listening to their speeches but it definitely took alot of guts for them to talk in front of us all. I hope that we get to do this again sometime. Maybe we'll have different people next time.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

I Wonder Animation

This is my short animation about my I Wonder question - I Wonder why Scientist thought Pluto wasn't a plant. Answer: The Definition of a planet changed and Pluto no longer fit it, so it's now known as a dwarf planet.
Cameo - I Wonder from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

GEGNZ Student Summit

Today I was gifted the privilege of attending this years GEGNZ (Google for Education group) Student Summit and Ormistan Junior College. The group that attended was the year 7&8 Extension group along with Mrs Langitupu. Starting the day we had a huge welcome from Ormistan Junior college and primary.

We were split in two groups as we were presenting two different workshops. My group did a scratch workshop teaching others how to create a game using coding. The other group showed and presented how we use a school network to get notices around, that is called PENN (Pt England News Network.)

There were over 400 different students from schools around Auckland and even some from down south. We had a range of different workshops like Telligami, Robotics and loads more. I even got to see my old teacher Miss Lavakula. We met her classroom and took heaps of photos.

Four students from Pt England school won prizes they were Mitchell, Simon Ana and Yvonne.
The prize range was huge! Chrome cast to smart globes. I hope to go to this event again next time.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Perimeters

Walt: find the perimeter of objects.
In this task I found perimeters of different objects.

Friday, 18 August 2017

My Future Footprint

Walt: create a positive future footprint.


In this task I made my online future profile. It describes what I care for most and what I want to be when I grow up.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Speech Writing

Walt: Identify the different places, speeches/talks that are given and how they are designed for delivery.

Ok so there have been a few words between me and others about whether a thumb is a finger, right so what do you think? Honestly thinking about it humans only have 3 fingers am I right or wrong? I’m pretty sure it’s correct I mean we have a thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger and we have our little pinkies on the end.


I’m gonna say that personally I’ve never heard anyone say ‘Oh yea I just use my pinky finger for that’ like c’mon really?! Same for the thumb I mean yeah they’re just names for them but that means nothing… or does it? Nah being honest I would say we have 4 fingers because a pinky looks like a finger *mumbles under breath* (even though it isn’t).


Sometimes online people can be persuasive and really good at bending the truth. Maybe in this case they are. Take a look at your hands. What do you see? a thumb and four fingers right? Well name all of your fingers and you’ll realise only three are called fingers while the other two aren’t. Why is this? Maybe it’s because humans only have 3 fingers. Index finger, middle finger and ring finger, and on each end we have our thumbs and pinkies. I’m convinced we have 3 fingers but that’s just my opinion.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Reflection on game



Intro:
Have you ever created a game using code? Well if you have you should be excited
Task: For the past 10 weeks my partner, Seini and I were assigned to create a game on scratch using our knowledge from last terms experience. The theme was based on space. We needed to include space facts that we read off sites and set challenges for the main sprite in our game.

Starting our Game
Getting started was not a problem but moving on to the next levels was quite tricky. We had to broadcast our sprite on to another backdrop and add a code to the backdrop to receive the broadcast so it would switch backgrounds. If that second step wasn't included than the background would stay the same which was frustrating at times.

Problem Solving
Our second level had the most issues, when trying to get our sprite (spaceship) to shoot at the enemies. Luckily, we had the internet! Tutorials were really useful when we had no help from Zoe. We were eager to learn and extend our knowledge of coding especially if we didn't have an experienced coding adult in the room who worked at O.M.G Tech to help us with it.

Highlight Levels
Level three and four were our easiest levels to work on. The third level had 15 martians attacking and one bullet point where you had to get to; to receive your bit of space information. Our fourth and last level, showed the earth orbiting the sun and had some obstacles around it to block the sprites way from reaching earth.

Conclusion
Unfortunately, my partner and I were terrible at communicating. We also weren't the best group at managing our time as well as w could have. Our game could have been better and more complex if we had done so. So these are one of the main things we need to work on for next time. Overall though putting beside our communication Seini and I created an amazing game and I especially thank her for that.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Inquiry Questions 'I Wonder'


In this task My group and I came up with a few I wonder questions about space. The People in my group were Unique and Yvonne.

The Space Race

Walt: Justify by selecting the evidence across a range of texts to demonstrate what I understand of 'The Space Race' and it's purpose.



In this task I read 'The Space Race'. I found out information I have never known.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Measuring

Walt: measure using informal and formal tools


In this task I measured a range of different things around the block. I also used informal and formal tools for the measuring.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Immersion Assembly Speech

Walt: Identify the different places speeches/talks are given and how they are designed for delivery.

Imagine starting off the first assembly of the school term meeting aliens. The whole school gasped and burst out in laughter, as the aliens fought with Mr Jacobsen and Mr Sommerville. That's how the Immersion Assembly kicked off.

Team 1’s main topic was based more around the sun and moon and how they affect the earth. Team 2 was pretty much the same as team 1. Team 3 is focusing on the time and seasons. Team 4 are searching for information around Outer Space and other planets. Finally team 5’s theme or topic is finding out what cause the tide to come in and out and what impacts other planets have on earth.

I think the most informative performance was team 4’s because they showed things that can and have happened. The most entertaining group was team 5 because of their live band and singer! This term I am looking forward to finding out more about the planets and the galaxy.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Bonus Activity

Task: On your blog, post a video or write a description about your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?

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This week has been full of adventures and fun. My favourite place I visited was Farewell spit. I learnt alot from the whale part too like: how to keep them alive for as long as they can using wet towels, water and staying away from their tails. I also learnt more from the movie: The Whale Rider, my Great- Nana was actually in that movie. I also liked learning things about Aotearoa I actually never knew like how we invented the tranquilliser gun and bungy jumping too. I think the art I liked most about this week was seeing all of the photo's. I was surprised about the inventions New Zealand came up with. I would say the thing I least liked about the trip was the possum part because when I searched up photo's of them for my blog I saw some pretty scary ones.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful pt.2

Task: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.

Part of my task is to post a photo of me doing something that makes me relax!
I like to hang out with my friends. I find it relaxing because we always talk and laugh it's awesome.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful pt.1

Task: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come. With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighbourhood more beautiful.

My list of things to make my neighbourhood more beautiful:

- Stop Littering
- Pick Up rubbish lying on the ground
- Stop tagging on the streets
- Stop stealing from others
- Stop robbing other people
- Stop roaming around at night
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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Bonus Activity

Task: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) .Image result for all blacks doing the haka



My ratings from best to worst:
#1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiKFYTFJ_kw
#2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z60PGuxnHmw
#3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYmszJ00aMM

I have rated all three videos and I think that this is best to worst. Well it is in my opinion anyways. What order would you put it in?

Native Aotearoa pt.2

Task:  After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington. Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year.
Image result for Kapa haka The events I have chosen are:
Te whare matoro: Haka fusion
Tiramarama: storytelling for kids
Kaumatua kapa haka

Te Whare Mataro were iwi-community based 'houses' of entertainment for young people. They used to be the 'night club' of the pa (village). For this young men and women would participate in entertainment by the younger people from all around the world.


Tiramarama: is a programme of storytelling for young children. Said in both Maori and English, the aim for this is to entertain and delight the young kids. As winter gets close to finishing around us the matariki stars rise. The storytellers Te kahureremoa Taumata and khali phillips-babara try to help celebrate boy sharing knowledge, stories and songs.


Kaumatua Kapa Haka: is a two day celebration of haka and waiata. It is performed by senior maori performing artists from all over New Zealand. This is a regular feature on the matariki calendar. The kapa haka group is performed by the older generation.

Native Aotearoa pt.1

Task:  Let’s imagine that you were on the first Waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…
Image result for waka Anxious to see what lies beyond me,
I have come far across the sea,
My journey was long and exciting.
Although I had nerves biting,
Anxiety had me feel like hiding,
For the nights were extremely tiring.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bonus Activity

Task: You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!
Image result for otago central rail trail I think that the Otago Central Rail Trail sounds like fun but I don't think I would be able to complete it.
I think that if I did have the chance I would take it but I wouldn't do the whole thing. I think the reason that would stop me is because I wouldn't be fit enough to do the whole trail. The upside is that I'll definitely be able to do some of it!

One step at a time pt.2



This presentation show's a famous New Zealander I chose Kj Apa.

One step at a time pt.1


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Task: After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.
Anxious, confused and curious I gazed only to see trees from all angles. Looking for my group and kiwi trying to figure out where they wondered off to. "Hello anyone there?". I here movement from behind. I turn not only to see two of my mates together eating. "Where is everyone!?" I questioned. "Not sure" They said in sync. We all the ventured off in the direction of voices. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Bonus activity


Task: Hector’s dolphins are a very special native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long and they are quite rare. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets and can’t escape. Some people have argued that fishermen shouldn’t be allowed to fish in Farewell Spit in order to protect the dolphins living there. Image result for hector dolphin Image result for hector dolphin I agree that fisherman shouldn't be allowed to fish in Farewell spit because if they continue to the dolphins that live there could soon become extinct. Lately many of these dolphins are dying from getting caught in fisherman"s nets and not being able to escape. I think that we should ban fisherman from fishing in farewell spit due to the rareness of the dolphins.

Whale rider

After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2


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Image result for whale riderThe whale rider is about a Maori girl named Paikea who came from a long line of chiefs. She was hungry to learn about the chiefdom but it was only for men. Paikea secretly attended the meetings to become a chief. Her Koro was stubborn and he only went by the traditional rules. When the children did it differently he got angry. I rate this movie 4.5/5 because the background story is good and the film itself is well done.

Swimming with the sharks pt.1

Task:
By the end of Day #3, you have seen a lot of the north island of New Zealand.  Hopefully you have enjoyed it and you’re excited for the next phase of your journey – the ferry trip across the Cook Strait from the bottom of the north island to the top of the south island. You will spend the next two days exploring the south island before you head back up to Auckland, via Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand).

Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened.

To help the stranded whales the locals kept them wet so they could stay alive till the doC came. Freedom campers offered their towels, t-shirts and sarongs to wet and put over them. They also gathered their cooking pots, chilly bins, water bottles and mixing bowls to carry the water to the whales.
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Wild eyes pt.2:

Task: After your great visit to the Otorohanga bird house it is time to hop back onto the bus and head towards the Hawke’s Bay – your resting place for the evening. Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful region of New Zealand. It is known for its wineries and gorgeous scenery. When you arrive in Napier, the largest city in the region, you go for a walk through Waitangi Regional Park and notice that many of the leaves on the native trees have been damaged. Curious Kiwi tells you that they were damaged by possums, non-native predators, from Australia. People in New Zealand are working hard to trap and kill these predators. Their goal is to remove all of the possums (and other predators) by 2050. Go to the Predator Free 2050 website’ to read more about their work.

I disagree that New Zealand should be predator free but it would definitely be good to have less in the country. Reasons:
1. My first reason is because predators stay above and under our houses and they also eat our food.
2. A reason to disagree is because predators don't ruin our everyday lives.
3. My last reason is due to them eating our plants and gardens.
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Wild eyes pt.1:

Task: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt.

The animal I decided to adopt was a Kereru. The Kereru is a native New Zealand pigeon. It had other names like Kukupa and Kuku but were mainly only called that in the north island. Kereru eat flowers, leaves and fruit. They often compete with possums to get their food. The pigeons are commonly found in forests, gardens, reserves and parks.
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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Bonus activity:



Interviewing my step-dad:
5 things he likes to do outdoors:

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1. Play sports
2. Jet skiing
3. Excising
4. Gym
5.  Hanging out with mates

New Zealand land and sea pt.2

Interview questions for Laura dekker:
Laura Dekker sailing trip.  

Were you scared to be leaving by yourself?
What was your favourite Island to pass?
Did you enjoy the different types of food?
How did you feel after completing this journey?
When did you decide you wanted to start this mission?
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New Zealand land and sea!!

After a short ride through Auckland it is time to start exploring the rest of the country. Today you are going to venture around the north island of New Zealand to look at active volcanoes, gorgeous beaches, windswept coastline and lush, green bush. As a group, you will start at Rangitoto, the largest volcano in New Zealand before driving west to Karekare, a stunning beach on the outskirts of Auckland. You will finish the day by driving north to visit Tane Mahuta, the oldest living kauri tree in New Zealand.

The three places I enjoyed visiting the most were:
My first place was Tane Mahuta because it has alot of background history.
My sencond place is karekare beach because of the cool information given.
My third place is rangitoto island because of the sights and nature.
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Friday, 7 July 2017

Winter learning journey.

My favourite activities from the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qldi00zUxA

1. Treetop/bush walks
2. Going to rainbows end
3. Look at nature
4. Hiking
5. Fishing 

Winter learning journey!

Facts about Aotearoa:

Fact No.1:
It's really well known that New Zealanders love the water and it has been said that 15% of New Zealand families actually own their own boat. We also love adventure and and outdoor activities like: Camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, bush and/or beach walks etc.


Fact No.2:
If/when visitors come to New Zealand they are most likely to make a friend or more. The friendly and welcoming people will be the highlight of your visit as kiwis are awesome!


Fact No.3:
New Zealand has actually invented alot of things like: The tranquilliser gun, stamp vending machines, wide tooth shearing combs, bungy jumping, electric petrol pump and many more.
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Monday, 3 July 2017

Introduction to Probability

Walt: investigate probability
 In this task I found the answer to the questions.The question I found the most challenging was on slide 4 but I found it easier throughout the whole presentation.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Game reflection so far

Have you ever used coding to create your very own game? Well for the past 10 weeks in Extension class Seini and I have been creating a space game. We have had a small struggle with getting the spaceship to shoot but we are getting there. One of our most struggles were communication but it has gotten better every week. Today we completed our game with and extra level and 3 fun facts! Last term we made a different game which was a maze one but this term it’s focused more on space and sharing facts and fun. Our whole focus so far this year has been coding using mostly scratch and a little bit of code combat. Before actually starting our game we found out more information about space right here:

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Our knowledge with coding had definitely grown alot so far this year. It took alot of different solutions in our game as we had alot of glitches especially with a bonus level.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Food Tech Week 9:

This week my partner Anahere and I made Pizza Pinwheels.
The ingredients we used were:
Mixed herbs, 1 sheet of puff pastry, salami, bacon, pizza sauce, cheese, red capsicum and warm water.
First dice the bacon, salami and red capsicum. Once finished spread the pizza sauce on pastry leaving one edge for when you roll it. Once you have finished with the sauce add your capsicum, bacon, salami, herbs then finish it off with your cheese. Next roll your'e pastry then add warm water to the edge with no sauce to glue together. lastly you want to cut the roll into about 8 circles and cook in a tray until golden brown.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Food Tech Week 7

Today in Food tech we made mini quiches. I made the pasty and my partner Anahere made the filling.
What you will need for mini quiches:
Measuring cups, Large mixing bowl, sharp knife,chopping boards, wooden spoon, 12 cup muffin tray, cookie cutter. For the pastry I used:
130gms or flour, 25-50gms of butter and Water.
How to make the pastry:
First mix the butter and flour with your hand till they form a crumb-like consistency. Once you think it is right slowly add water little by little until of a doughy texture while continuously mixing. Once you have made your pastry you will need to roll it into a thin sheet then with a cookie cutter cut 12 perfect circles. For the filling: you will need bacon, 1 egg, half a spring onion, cheese and salt and pepper.
chop the bacon and combine bacon with egg in small mixing bowl then dice spring onion and cheese then mix. Once the filling and pastry is made, spray muffin tray with cooking oil and place the pastry circles then add the filling. cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. this is how Anahere and my quiches turned out.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Plays and poetry

Walt: analyse and adapt spoken words with expression and confidence.



In this task we had to analyse texts and their confidence towards speeches, We learnt about how people have different ways of oral speech and how it travels around to others. Some people haven't adapted to saying speeches and sometimes I can be one of those people. Plays and Poetry are our main focus for week 6.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Week 6 Inquiry Project


Our Project is to make bag hooks for classrooms in the school who are in need of them. During our research we have learnt that only team 4 and 5 are the only groups that need bag hooks. In team 5 we have most of the student bags on the ground instead of on the bag hooks that we have in our space, some student say the we need more bag hooks so that the students bags can fit on one side of each bag hooks.


We met with Mrs Tele’a to confirm our project and we also shared with her the materials needed and the quantity needed to make this possible. We talked about how many hooks could fit on one pole and how many rows we wanted. Soon we decided to have eight on each pole for now and we also wanted a lock plan for the lockers as many are locked with lost combinations.


Friday, 2 June 2017

The Power Of Biogas

Walt: gather and synthesise to evaluate information across a range of texts.

In this task I learnt the power of Biogas and where it comes from and how to produce it.
I found out that using just cow manure and water you can produce a gas and/or gases.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Exo brake Parachute






















This is what i have learnt in extension this morning. It is about the 'Exo brake' parachute. The explanation of it is in the photo above. I found out more about space and also learnt what and exo brake actually is.

Monday, 29 May 2017

M.C.C - K.W.C

Walt: Gather and synthesise to evaluate information across a range of texts.


In this task I learnt about making clever clothes and keeping houses warm or cool.

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Heat Transfer Process


This is the heat transfer process looks like. There are three steps. The first one explains why energy moves. The second part of the process shows where the heat moves. Lastly the third part states the speed of heat in trapped air.

Home Learning

This is my home learning from this week

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Statistics

Walt: identify and interpret different graphs
In this task I collected different types of graphs and made my own line graph.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Staying warm and keeping cool

Walt: gather and synthesise to evaluate information across a range of texts.


Last week our learning task was focused on a story: Warming up and cooling down.
I created a poster displaying the heat transfer process.  I also have an experiment for you to try out.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Immersion Assembly

This morning we had the annual start of the term immersion assembly.  To start it off Hendrix said the school Karakia and Heather said the Mihi.  Mr Burt first shared with us the history and technology of our Netbooks/Chromebooks.  Then Teams; 1, 2 and 3 had their term focus was on learning about matatriki and making kites.  The team 4 focus was on Maori technology and how they lived before the pakeha arrived to New Zealand.  Lastly team 5 are focusing on making sure our block and school looks nice and has good presentation.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Urupa clean up

Today I went to the Urupa (grave yard) where my great aunty is buried.  We cleaned up everyone's graves whether is was picking up rocks to chairs that had been blown down from the cyclone earlier this week.  When we finished the whole Urupa was spick n span.  We travelled from the Urupa to the township to get food.  We went to New world for a few groceries and whilst we were inside my uncle ordered pizza for the whole family's lunch.  Stay tuned to my blog for more post about my holidays.  I will be posted every day between 1-2.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Cyclone Cook Updates

Yesterday we had cyclone warnings, schools finished early and stayed safe.  This morning at 4:40am I travelled to Hawkes bay to see fallen trees and bent power poles along with flooding and damage, I even saw flipped vans and crashed cars so hopefully the people included got out safely. The ex-Cyclone Cook moved south with extremely heavy rain and high winds in Bay of plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes bay and caused exactly what I saw.  I hope that the weather this holidays are better and I will continue to blog over the holidays down here in the heart of Hawkes bay: Hastings.

Monday, 10 April 2017

My Math's Work

Walt: solve word problems using decimals, percents and fractions.


In this task I was finding the answer to word problems using fractions, decimals and percents.  This didn't take me long to complete as I found it quite easy.  I convert the word problems into fractions, percents and decimals.

Mv Rena

Walt: summarise information in a text.

In this task I got information from different texts and a video.  It was a bit challenging for me.  I hope to do something similar to this again in the following terms.

Learning Evidence

Walt: identify the similarities and differences across different texts



In this task I learnt to find the differences to different text and how they all link together.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Explanations of how water doesn't wear away the wood.

walt: Show moanas explanation/theory in a drawing.

Idea's for a fun weekend

Walt: use the title, introduction, information and conclusion structure.

What would be your idea of a fun weekend? In Auckland, New Zealand  there are tons of things to do.  Lakes, rivers, waterfalls and beaches to parks and you could even have sleepovers!

One Idea is that the first thing to do would be to have a big breakfast.  Pancakes, bacon, eggs, toast, baked beans anything!  Then I would have a shower and get ready to go out.   Ideally when you would think of things to do in Auckland would be Rainbows End right?   Well if I went I would try to go on every single ride(including the ones i’m afraid of).   Furthermore my top 3 favourite rides are: The log flume, The gold rush and The Roller Coaster.   I would also take a good lunch for throughout the whole day.

Another idea would be to have a sleepover.  You can build fort’s, watch movies, play games and even just eat.  Usually when you host a sleepover you provide a place to sleep, dinner and snacks.   At night one of my favourite games to play are spotlight and it’s always good to wear black clothes so it’s harder to be spotted.

Moreover, my last idea would be to spend some quality time with your family.
Play some sports in the backyard like rippa rugby, touch or even basketball if you have a hoop.   You could also do a TV program series marathon which is when you watch all episodes of as many series as there are.  

So I hope you appreciated these idea’s for a fun weekend. My Favourite one in particular would be to go to Rainbow’s end.  I love all the rides. What would you do for a fun weekend?