Thursday, 28 September 2017

Democracy Flowchart

For the past two weeks we have been learning about elections. One of our activities was to make a democracy flowchart.  This flowchart showcases how our country is ran from the Queen of England to the House of representatives. This task was really interesting because I found more information about our government. 

Cross Country Inter-school

Yesterday was cross country inter-school. We had a very big course to run but luckily with all the practise that we had we were able to manage ourselves and  keep going. I think it was really hard because everyone was going to same place and there were a lot of students tripping because it was very slippery. Overall it was a good result and came 7th out of 48. 

Kiwi Can Challenges

Our Kiwican topic this term was facing challenges and how we can overcome them. Today we played a few games that were either easy or challenging. One of them was to bring an object to real life using your team mates. You had to have 2 people in the ring and use a idea that hasn't been used before. I think that challenge was the hardest because you only had a short amount of time to find a new idea and it was a lot of pressure. 

Scale Drawing

In Ls2 we made a scale drawing enlargement. I made my scale drawing on Mrs Potts and Chip from the movie Beauty and the beast. I choose this because it was simple but had a lot of detail on Mrs Potts with lots of patterns.  The challenging part about this task was to rule up the grid and rule the exact measurements. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

What is a coalition?

Today we were learning about what a coalition and we have been following the election results and how it can change/affect the government. In our government we have a situation of a coalition because the party Mew Zealand First have to pick what side they believe they want to go to. This DLO contains who our local MVP is and how will the coalition with NZ first affect the results. 

Opening Sequence- The Princess Bride

Our whole class did a film study on the movie "The Princess Bride". We did the following activities of Opening Sequence, Character introduction, Fantasy Conventions, Shot types and Narrative propt. I decided have more understanding on the opening sequence which features the prologue of the story.  We had to add what was a prologue, who the main characters were, what was is the setting of the main story, who are the main characters introduced and How is the humor used to stop the scene from being to over the top. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Cross Country

Today we had cross country fun run. We ran 4 laps around our course. This helped us with our endurance because we had practises to help us with our pace and how to run. I think this run was really  hard and challenging because you had to run up a hill quite a few times and it was muddy through the fields.   

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Helen Clark

Helen Clark was the 37th prime minister of New Zealand. She was a great leader as she opened Kiwibank and made great differences in New Zealand. She is the administrator of United nations Development. In this presentation we have added in the changes she has made and also who she is known for. 

Elections Jigsaw Puzzle

Since this week is election week, we are learning about elections. In our learning we have completed an activity called 'Government Party Jigsaw'. In this jigsaw Zahra, Mishaan, Ofa, Javeylor, and I have added the leaders of the main party and what electorate they are in. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read and ebook day

Today is read an ebook day (September 18th), to celebrate this our classroom read an ebook from the Tamaki College Overdrive where it has a whole variety of ebooks with different genres. It's good to have an ebook day because it brings back reading and it gives us a reminder that we can read online which makes it great. The purpose of this day was to celebrate modern story telling, if you want more information about read an ebook day click here  #ebooklove

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say it Tika

Since this week is Maori language week, we tried to keep the Maori language alive by improving google maps pronunciation of the Maori streets and places in our local area. I pinned three of the streets and places that could be improved on such as Ti Rakau Drive. People get confused how to pronounce it. I hope to learn more Maori words so I can use it at school and home. 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Stained Glass

Since we have the new rotation for tech we have stained glass as our rotation. This week we were planning our designs and being cautious of what would work and what wouldn't.  We also coloured in the parts we wanted to. I had the idea of a boat and my initial "M". We also got to experience cutting glass with special boards. We used different tools to help us succeed in this. 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki Overdrive

Using the Tamaki overdrive we selected a book to read from a wide variety of non-fiction, fiction, mystery and suspense and more.  I picked a book that was in the fiction section it is called "undiscovered country" and is written by Jennifer Gold. I think Tamaki overdrive is really good because it has some books that have audio and is completely the same as the library but online. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Two Word Sentences

In writing we had a look at two word sentences, two word sentences are simple sentences. Using the simple sentence we added in FANBOYS which makes it a complex sentence which joins two simple sentences or ideas together with a connective. Using the complex sentence we used AAWWUIBBIS to make it a compound sentence. 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Read Theory

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Read theory is a reading activity that can help your reading by growing your knowledge of vocabulary and how to comprehend text. It asks you questions with a multi-choice answer you then select one.  There are also challenge questions if you get this specific question correct you get bonus points, each answer you get correct will give you points on your account. This has improved my comprehension skills as well as expanding my vocabulary from different texts.