Monday, 31 July 2017

Hyperbole Illustration

Our writing focus today was hyperbole's. If you don't know what that is it is extreme exaggeration used in a sentence. I have illustrated one of my hyperbole's which was "Halfway through to my destination, a big bug was on the path it was as big as the moon or even the world" this related to my short story that I made which was about an unfortunate walk. I think this was a bit easy because it wasn't hard making the hyperbole but it kind of was hard when you had to add it in your story because it had to fit in with the setting of the story.  

Ordering Fractions

One of our maths warm ups was a fraction test to. To get use to this we first played a game in this game you had to order fractions from lowest to highest. From there we got tested and did the same thing but it only had 4 questions this game analyzed a percentage on how we did. I got 100% because I got the answers correct. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

SWIS - Gold Attitude award

One of my Gold Care awards tasks was to "research the role of the SWIS in our school, and tell others how they help us". To give me a better understanding of this role Zahra and I went to our school social worker and asked her a few questions to help us with this. I didn't really know what the role of a social worker was I only knew that it helped families and students. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive?

Maori storytelling is important today because it can pass onto generations. They will know the value of their culture while keeping the Maori language alive.  

Zahra and I made a 25 word summary on "Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive". We listened to explanations and peoples opinions on why it was important but it was said in a Te Reo so we had to use English subtitles which was great. This was quite hard because we had to limit the  amount of words that we could use.  To get around this Zahra and I had a learning conversation about this and summarised this. One of the reasons why we thought it was important was that it could get passed over to generations while keeping the Maori language alive. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Exploring myths and legends

Our reading focus this term is myths and legends. Zahra and I worked collaboratively using storyboard that this story was based on the myth "How Maui slowed the sun" we practised using show not tell.  To do this you use dialogue because it is showing the readers not telling it also keeps the reader hooked. The most challenging part of this was to try and make the characters look the same and to try and find the correct setting to match this. But luckily we used different colours and added in props. 

Ordering Fractions

In maths i played a game that related to ordering fractions. The aim of the game was to order it from high to low and still enough lives to go on to the next level. This was really easy because I already knew my ordering fractions but I think it got tricky when I went on to the harder levels because they mix up the fractions a little bit.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Important Ideas DLO

A visiting teacher (Mss Apelu) came to see our different strategies and work for reading. In this task Oh Hsen, Mataio, Zane, Nazella and I wrote the important ideas and discussed which column each idea should be in. One column had 3 vital ideas another column had 4 very important ideas and the last column was important ideas. We all negotiated about it by disagreeing with each other as well as agreeing on each others ideas.

Dance Evaluation

Our music focus this term is Dance. In this DLO we made a evaluation on our dance and added in what worked and what was hard. I think the hardest part of this was that our timing was all different so we really had to get that right and I personally think that making up different dance moves was hard because I wasn't familiar with dancing and it was all new to me. 

Tamaki Wrap DLO

Since the Tamaki Wrap came to talk to us about Plastic and our environment, they came and gave us some ideas on how to reduce the amount of Plastic we use in our daily lives. Our class added in what shocked them the most, what had interested them and what the message you think that needs to be shared. What shocked me the most was that Auckland sends the same amount of Plastic that can fit a football stadium which is quite sad because I think us Aucklanders are capable of reducing the amount of plastic we use.  Did you know that the average time that we use a plastic bag is 7 minutes and then we throw them away? 

Different celebrations

One of the tasks me and Nazella created was the different celebrations that we have.  In my family we celebrate White Sunday which is an occasion that is celebrated for children. We are all dressed in completely White and have a big feast after. I have added a picture to give an example on how they dress. Nazella celebrates Eid which is a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. I was really interested in this because I have heard of it before but just never knew what it was exactly about. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


Today we had our inter-school orienteering. Our teams did really good and followed their course correctly. I think the course that I did was quite challenging because the points were quite far from each other and it was surrounded with mud and puddles. I think the good practices really helped me improve with my skills. 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Winter Solstice Animation

In one of our Matariki challenges we have been learning about the winter solstice and the summer solstice. We have learnt about how it takes 1 year for the earth to orbit around the sun. To showcase our learning about our explanation we have made an animation about this. We have also added in the moon since it is orbiting around Earth. Did you know the tilt of the earth determines the seasons of each hemisphere? 

People Power

In maths we used a formula using calculator to work out the percentages.  The formula contained multiplication and division. In one of the first questions we had to pick the correct pie chart and had to see if it was equal with the numbers or not. Then we had to use the formula to find out the percentages of the continents.  I have enjoyed this task and I know that I can use this formula again.