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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?

I created a game using coding!

Hi there!
This is a game I created using coding. It took me and my group 7-8 weeks to complete all three levels.
At first we didn't know how to use scratch so this was an amazing thing to have made and learnt to do.
so click this Link to play! I hope you like it!

This is our group reflection

Converting fractions, decimals and percentages

Walt: convert fractions, decimals and percentages.

My Movie Review - Hidden Figures ~ 2017

Hi Bloggers!
On Wednesday the 8th of March Pt England school's year 7&8 Extension group had to opportunity to go and watch the movie 'Hidden Figures'.  It is based on a true story about three African - American women who worked at NASA, they were part of a group who were behind some of the greatest achievements.  This movie was incredible and it helped me to realise racism and how much of an impact it would be to be racist and how uncool it is.  By the way we also got to take as much lollies, chips and junk food and fizzy drinks. This was an amazing experience to have gone and watched this movie for free! He is a short film with a few photo's and clips of us.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

My favourite past time

Walt: explain what our favourite past time

What is your favourite pastime?  when you have finished your chores and homework but have nothing left to do, all this spare time and you think “hmm what can  do now?”   Well I have a favourite past time
that I love doing.

Mine is watching Netflix and eating food.  My favourite type of movies are comedies because I always enjoy a little laugh.  One of my favourite movies on Netflix is ‘She's the Man’   It’s hilarious and enthusiastic. It also is a good story with good recommendations.

Usually I watch a movie and eat some food then by the end I will have fallen asleep.  I sleep for a few hours, wake up and then do the same thing over again.  I will do this on weekends and sometimes weekdays.

This is my favourite past time. I go onto Netflix almost every single day now and have watched nearly every movie listed in comedy and family.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Why We Need To Drink Water

walt: understand why people need to drink water everyday.

Why is water important? Water helps us with our everyday lifestyles. Without water the human race wouldn’t exist but why? The reason for this is because up to 65% of our bodies are made of water, without water we can only live for no longer than a week.

 Water helps everyone to keep hydrated because if you aren’t hydrated your body won’t perform at it’s highest abilities. Hydration is one of the things that the human body needs most. Every cell, tissue and organ needs water in order to work properly.

 H20 oxygenates your blood and flushes toxins. Drinking plenty of water ensures that your blood, will carry plenty of oxygen to all of your body cells. If you didn't drink much water then the blood will not have any oxygen in it, meaning without oxygen those tiny cell will die and your body will stop working.

 Water keeps us alive without it we will die. The longest you can go without water is three days max. Food is different because you can last at least three week’s. The reason we can’t go without water for very long is because most of our body is made out of water.

 I found that water is magic, it does so many different things to help everything living. Water hydrates us, keeps us healthy in many ways etc.

Sentence Types

Walt: Use different types of sentences in our writing.

In this task i learnt to write an explanation. As well as different sentence types such as: Simple, compound and complex.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Walt: solve problems with fractions, decimals and percentages.

In this task I solved a series of problems from fractions to decimals to percentages. It was easy but still a bit challenging.

My Test Results!

Hi readers! I have just gotten my writing test results back. The categories I was ok at was: idea's, organisation, vocabulary, sentence, punctuation and spelling. However I was quite weak with my sentence structure. By the end of the year I hope to have better grades then at the start of the year.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Extension maths task

Walt: add and subtract decimals




In this task I did extra for experts. Because I finished my main work already I did the extension work.

Adding and Subtracting decimal

Walt: add and subtract decimals


In this task I did many different things. I put decimals in order from largest to smallest an smallest to largest.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Aucklands Water Crisis

Walt: ask questions, skim and scam the text to decided what is important to make and refine predictions.


In this task I researched about the water crisis in Auckland.

Polyvicious



Have you ever been to the ASB polyfest?  Well yesterday  I went with  the seniors of my school.  We went to understand and be reminded how important our cultures are.  Here are some highlights of the awesome day.  

One of my highlights were going to the Maori stage and getting there just in time to watch Kaipara college perform. The Kaipara college tribe is Ngati Kahungunu (one of my iwi).  I really enjoyed watching them perform I thought it was amazing. While I watched their performance I enjoyed a delicious watermelon sundae.

It was cool to see some of my family and friends while I was walking around this huge event with my group.  I saw a few of my year 9 and 10 friends from last year, and family I haven’t seen in a bit. Some of the friends I saw performed in their groups not long after I had given them my goodbyes.


I think that the importance of polyfest is to be reminded of the importance of our cultures, and to be reminded who we are.  Yesterday I learnt alot of things about languages and what would happen if we didn’t even have one.  I also saw/learnt what discipline looks like in my culture.

I also enjoyed the delicious food at polyfest (Watermelon sundaes, Mussel fritters etc.) I hope that I will get another chance to go to polyfest again as I had a blast. My group was called the Skittles and our helper was Noah's mother. My very favourite part of the day was going to the Maori stage. Click here to see what a couple Pt Englanders got upto.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

My Role Model

Walt: to explain who our role model is and why

All of us have a role model, that one person that is always in your heart that you know you will remember forever.  My role model is my Koro.  Here are reasons he is my role model.

My koro is the head maori translator for child youth and family (siffs.)
He started off at Manukau institute of technology then moved to Wellington for Child, youth and family.  He has achieved very many things to this day and he travels to australia and all over new zealand for this job.


As a maori translater my koro speak fluent maori.  He talks to me in maori so I will understand him even more each time he speaks in my language.  One day I plan to be just like my Koro.

Last year my koro had a heart attack. Not long after he got out of hospital he started running and walking, Both my nana and koro are getting ready to walk the great wall of china.  Their trainings for this event are hardcore, they will do at least 30km a week.

Here are the reasons my Koro is my role model. Who is your role model?