Friday, 25 August 2017

Clock Design

At Tech we finally finished our clocks that we have been working on for the past few weeks. My design was inspired by a camera and made it my own. This was a very long process because we had to plan, cut out our designs, paint it, put it together then there we would have our final design. I think this was really hard because it was hard to get the exact shade that you wanted because we had to mix colours together to get our desired colour. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Standing up to bullies- Care award

One of my Care award tasks was to "Create a DLO on how to stand up to bullies, or how to be cyber smart". So I made a DLO about standing up to bullies. I had to give advice or ways to stand up to bullies. One of my ways was to talk to a trusted adult that can help you with the problem they can confront the bully. 

Careers - Marine Biologist

In careers we took a test which asked what we were interested in. It gave us the option of not interested, neutral, fairly interested and very interested. Depending on what you answered they will analyse how many jobs that you could do or could be interested in. I got in 16 jobs in total which wasn't that much but I think it was based on what I answered. I picked one job that I think I would like which was a Marine Biologist.  I looked into this and had the skills I need such as the knowledge and what industry it was in. 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Since this week is maths week, we made a geometrical flextangle. I made a smaller version on A4 paper and coloured this in then made my own design on A3 paper with different shapes. I think this was really fun because it challenged me a lot in different ways and I got to make my own design.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Cyber Smart - What does matter?

Our cyber smart messages was "what does matter". I had to find out the correct way of searching and how this could improve your smart searching skills. I think this task was quite hard and easy because I didn't really know about the smart searching. We also had to answer questions using the information that was provided. 

Tech Clocks

Tech @ Tamaki College was a bit different today. Instead of painting our clock designs we got set a task to draw circles using compasses and to spot the shape. I think this was really hard because you couldn't really see the inner shape and that it could make something else. In my drawing I saw a flower shape and a star which was really interesting. I could maybe add this in my clock design. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Suffrage Movement- Sketchnote

Part of our reading task was to make a sketch note about the women suffragettes. A sketch note is a creative way to show your learning and using pictures and shapes to give examples and etc. Nazella and I worked together to make this DLO. We came across the questions of "what do you know about the suffrage movement?, why did it come about? and what obstacles did the suffragettes face? Since Nazella and I had two different side of what the suffrage movement was we both added in our opinion of this in different parts. 

Galloping Greyhounds

In maths this week our main focus was adding fractions. In this activity Zahra and I answered question 2 to the "galloping greyhounds". We had to first first use the evidence in the first question in order to carry it on. By doing this, this would make it easy for us to get our answer. We had to multiply the numbers by the numbers of 12, 5 and 3. 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kate Sheppard

Nazella, Jorja and I made a DLO about Kate Sheppard. We talked about who Kate Sheppard was?, what Kate, why she was famous. But we then had to describe what her personal qualities were using the information from different sites. We thought she was confident because she took pride in her public speeches and wasn't afraid what others thought of her. We then thought of a interesting question and answered it using this information. I think talk definitely helped us learn because we would have learning conversations about this. 

Rewindable Learning

The learning that we did this morning was rewindable learning. If you don't know what rewindable learning is it is recording yourself and going over it again to practise or revise. In dance we learnt a few steps yesterday and went over it today to build on from in it for our dance production. I think this style of learning really helps us improve because you can look back at what you have done wrong and try to work on it until you get better. 


We looked at a language feature called "Idiom". This language feature means to, a sentence that can have different meaning to it using exaggeration so it's similar to a hyperbole. In this DLO I put a few examples and illustrated one which was "Speed up the clock". I have put in pictures to suit the idiom sentence. I found this quite easy because I am aware of how to use idiom in a sentence. 

Friday, 4 August 2017

Inquiry Poster

Our inquiry topic this term is relationships with ourselves and others. In one of the tasks we have done, we watched a few inspiring videos about an athlete by the name of "Jesse Owens" and a movie that starred Will Smith. The videos were about never giving up and telling yourself you can do this and also to learn to give yourself good advice and accept the fact that everyone fails. 

Tech @ Tamaki College

Tech at Tamaki College was great. Our whole group has finished laster cutting our designs and are now on to painting it.  We made different colours be using the primary colours and looked at the outter colour wheel and looked at the secondary colours which is Green, Purple and Orange. I think this was really exciting because were up to our final stage of designing our clocks and I can't wait to see the finishing product. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

It Pays To Win

Our maths focus this week was "It pays to win". This used a lot of rounding in the payment of Siones rugby career. In this question we had to find the new payment of the next season because they changed the old payments by more. We compared the payments to the new season and the old season and figured out that he go paid $5100 more then his old season. 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Suffragette movement

Since woman's rights was a big issue in the olden days our reading topic this term related . We watched a youtube video about the suffragette movement and wrote a 25 word summary on "what was the suffragette movement". . I found this quite hard because it isn't a skill that I have mastered (summary) but talking to my group helped me make my connection.

Kahoot Quiz

In our maths challenge we learnt a new strategy. Our strategy was to see if a number can be divisible by 3. Zahra and I made a kahoot and added in some questions and using the strategy we learnt to work it out.  We swooped our quiz with Mataio  and Fraidoon. I think this activity was really fun because we got to challenge others with quizzes and learnt different strategies for equations.