Friday, 23 August 2019

Maths ➗ ~ Volume of different shapes ๐Ÿ“

WALT: Calculate Volume
Task Description: I'd like to give you all a formal apology for the lack of maths work I have been putting on my blog. I'm just starting to find my way around so I do hope I will be able to share more work :) For a little activity in maths we decided to recover our learning on volume. In this task we had to try and find the volume in these different 3D shapes. For example: To figure out the cylinder I had to calculate the different YARDS by using radius and pie. It's a really challenging task which does include a calculator. This is just a mini update but I'm sure I will bring more maths to by blog :) Amelia ~

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

๐Ÿ™ Octopus Facts ๐Ÿ™ ~ Makayla & Amelia ๐Ÿ–‡️

๐Ÿ™ Octopus Facts ๐Ÿ™ ~ Makayla & Amelia ๐Ÿ–‡️
Task Description: This week we have been learning about Octopus! To start off, we all sat down on the mat and shared what we already knew or learned about the octopus. We then watched a video all focused on the octopus itself. We definitely picked up a lot of facts and even though we knew some already the video allowed us to look into the fact in depth. Me and Makayla then partnered to make this presentation all about the Octopus. We used all the facts that we learnt from the previous video to fufill this presentation. I hope you enjoy :)

Makayla's Blog

Saturday, 17 August 2019



Have you been keeping up with the latest sports?! Well my whanau and I have :) New Zealand was very strong enough to win the bledisloe cup. In this crazy final between the Wallabies (Australia) and the mighty ALL BLACKS (NZ) there was a lot of Kiwi vibes spreading across the stadium. The All Blacks thrash Australia (sorry Aussies) with a 36-0 which is pretty un-heard of from the wallabies. As we were watching this great game I felt a lot of confidence in the All Blacks and we all hoped for them to pull out a win. 

Once the 80 minute alarm buzzed across the stadium I just stood up from my couch and clapped for them with excitement and pride. I thought the All Blacks pulled out a win because they played all together as a team rather than just a few people carrying them. They were always hard on defence and managed to isolate the ball from the Wallabies which ended up with them never getting a all. It was a great comeback from there previous game where they sadly lost. Anyways, it was great to see the All Blacks and they definitely did there family, team, coach and country proud :) Let's just hope we can also win the RUGBY WORLD CUP ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ


WALT: Discuss and justify an opinion on a topic

Task Description: This week in Room 2's reading class (Miss Tapuke) We have been learning about De-extinction. What is De-extinction? De-extinction is where scientists bring back extinct animals from the past through complex methods. As you can see I have put the dinosaur on my tittle as a example of an animal that is seemingly known to be extinct. In order to complete this presentation we had to read through an article about de-extinction and the pros as well as the cons of bringing back animals. Do you have an opinion on whether we should bring these extinct animals back to life? Leave a comment and let me know because I am very interested in hearing what you think!

Friday, 16 August 2019

KORERO ๐Ÿ˜„ ll BN2TGG+W ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

TASK DESCRIPTION: GOOD EVENING OR MORNING! (to you fellow reader) As you know every Friday our school creates a korero (word or reminder of the week) This weeks korero is BN2TGG+W which stands for BE NICE 2 THE GRASS GARDENS + WALLS. During the week the weather has been kind of off which causes many things to happen like mud puddles, wet children, rubbish everywhere and a whole lot of crazy things. This is why we chose this korero so that we can try and get the message throughout the whole school. 


Today for maths we had a quite competitive maths competition. This maths competition is called BREAKING OUT! In this competition we did a variety of maths questions and solving puzzles and other maths related questions to win. In my group I had Hinerangi, Paikea and Jaylim (who left halfway). Anyways I really enjoyed this competition and had fun learning things through it. One of my favourite parts was figuring out a SNOTE. A SNOTE is used between family, friends or others to send messages. This was my favourite one!

Thursday, 15 August 2019

๐Ÿ˜„ KMPG TRIP ~ Extension ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

WARNING: This content includes the learning about Maori Gods. I just want to say that we all have our different perspective on things and I kindly ask you to respect those perspectives, I myself have my own religion so I do know what it feels like. Thank you :)

Today, our extension group went on a long awaited trip to KPMG! (type them up!) KPMG is Manaiakalani's (our school cluster) main sponsor. Therefore, they help us with many things when it comes to chrome books, uniform and many other needs for our schools. Every term our Year 7&8 extension group visit KPMG to do many fantastic activity as well as cool learning!

We got to KPMG by bus and while we were in their we just talked look outside the window and that was pretty much it. Once we got to KPMG we went to the infinity room (a chillaxing place for the workers @ KPMG. We got a fabulous greeting as always and we met new and saw old people. Right after that we got a great presentation about Sustaining the environment and it's connection to the creatures. It was very interesting presentation and made me more aware of my actions.

Then we had a quick break and ate some delicious scones and a drink of water. (some of us had a quick toilet break) After this we set outside to go an visit a place that supports 0 plastics environment. This lady talked about how much polluted water man kind have been making and how we should be taking care of our actions. Did you know that there is only a limited percent of fresh water for us humans to consume? This place is called sustainable coastlines.

The place had amazing art which actually inspired some of us. After that, we headed back to our main building. We were greeted with delicious, scrumptious dinner. I'm talking curly fries, mini burgers and whole lot of mouth watering food. Next up was a task that they prepared. We were put into groups of the Maori gods and each Maori god had something to do with the environment. We talked about how people have been damaging their roles and we had to come up with some kind of machine to fix the problem. We used many recyclable equipment and came up with a decent design!

Our god was Rongomatane and he was the god of agriculture. To know this we had to participate in a group research learning about the god. Our design was making a machine that separated the good water and the bad water apart. We used glue and clay to stick things together. We cut out recycled milk bottles and boxes. My team also did some decorating like gluing patterns here and there and sticky googly eyes too! 

 I really enjoyed the activity and also seeing the other designs. I thought this was a fantastic trip and I can't wait to go again next term! THANK YOU TO OUR HELPERS TIA, MRS SAMUELS, MRS LAGITUPU AND THE BUS DRIVER ~ Thank you for putting up with noisy students :) 

Tuesday, 13 August 2019



USS :)
YAYYY!!!! Today for tech we are @ cooking, this will be our second to last cooking session with Mrs Tuipulotu so I am trying to make the most of these last two sessions. As always I was partnered with my best friend NAOMI. I will leave her blog address below so you can visit her amazing content! We made together delicious BUTTER CHICKEN! These are the instructions below (feel free to customise it to your desire):

- Onion
- Chicken
- Butter Chicken Sauce
- Spices
- Cream

First thing we did was cut the onion, bring your pan to a boil and start cooking your onions. Mrs Tuipulotu made our cream sauce so all we did was take our bowls to her. She mixed Chicken Sauce, Spices and Cream to the mixture. Then we took our bowls and brought it our pan. We then stirred it. Miss Tuipulotu already made the rice before so we were lucky! After that we put it on the plate and we are finally finish!



Monday, 12 August 2019

Morse Code ll MATHS ➗

WALT: Solve problems collaboratively
 Task Description: Today for maths, we tried a new approach to maths. In the morning Mrs Stone gave us a little recap on our previous sessions. After that, Mrs Stone said we have assigned groups and we are going to be working in those groups to complete tasks. Each task question we get right we earn 'money', I say money by fake money. We also get 'money' if we show that we work together as a group.

In this new approach we took a look at Morse Code. Morse code is a way of communication that uses dots, dashes, and spaces to represent letters, punctuation as well as numbers. Morse code is used to send messages most of the time when it comes to serious situations. In class I was put into a group with Naomi, Paikea and Jaylim. Together we figured out the questions and often celebrated the ones we got correct and earned money by! I found this a very collaborative & fun task, and I hope we do more like this.


Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Making Mince Wraps ๐ŸŒฏ Cooking with Miss Tuipulotu ๐Ÿณ

Making Mince Wraps ๐ŸŒฏ Cooking with Miss Tuipulotu ๐Ÿณ

Today in cooking class, we made Mince wraps. As always my wonderful partner was NAOMI!!! I will leave a link to Naomi's blog below. I was very excited to go back to cooking class because I was actually hungry and I was looking forward to what we were going to be making?! We made delicous Mince Wraps and as I am writing this the wraps are cooking in the oven right now. Here are the ingredients and instructions to make the Mince wraps (feel free to customize the wraps to how you feel):
Step 1 - Dice the onion and fry it with the mince until nice and cooked
Step 2 - As a sauce we mix flour and water together and then gradually add the mixture to the pan
Step 3 - Grab your pastry and slice it into quaters
Step 4 - Add your cooked mince and cheese to your pastry then put it into the oven


Friday, 2 August 2019

Measurement Madness ๐Ÿ“➗

WALT: Calculate area, perimeter and volume
Task Description: This week for maths we are working on to convert fractions, decimals and percantages. I can tell you that I hurt my brain trying to figure the perimeter and area of different shapes although, I did definently learnt many types of tricks and maths stratigies during this process. In this presentation, you will see that I have completed three slides this week. I hope you enjoy me hurting my brain and learning lot's!

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

๐ŸŒฏChicken Wraps! - TECH COOKING ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Today, as our normal Tuesday technology class @ Tamaki we made Chicken Wraps! A lot of us were looking forward for cooking because it was the start of Term 3. As always I was partnered with NAOMI! I will leave her blog details below so that you guys can go ahead and check our her awesome blog. Here were the ingredients used:

1. Lettuce
2. Tomatoes
3. Chicken
4. Mayonnaise
5. Tortilla Wraps

This was a very simple cooking task and was also fast. First we had to dice our lettuce and tomatoes as fine as we can get it. If your young you would need adult supervision when using a knife as I cut myself during the process :) After that Mrs Tuipulotu gave us the chicken and mayonnaise to add on our wraps. After we gathered all the ingredients, it was time to assemble! After making the wraps we then took a good bite into it. I found it very delicious as well as Naomi! Feel free to make your own wraps and you can always change it up to how you want it :)


What am I? I started off as a lonely seed, over time my lonely seed develops and grows into a beautiful green stem. To grow I need a lot of rain as it gives me the strength to increase. As this stem slowly grows I flourish as well! While I flourish I start of very ripe green colour as If I am not cooked well or still need time. At this time I am feeling hard and I look very small. Many time goes past, I have finally developed! I now look bright red with a green stem showing my connection to my seed. 
TASK DESCRIPTION: As a warm up task for our writing, Miss Tapuke decided to hold a short Quick Write comp! A Quick Write comp is where Miss Tapuke gives us a topic and a time limit to write about that specific topic. In this case, we had five minutes to write and our topic was to describe a vegetable or fruit without naming it. After our comp we shared our writing with each other and try to guess what vegetable or fruit we are describing.

Monday, 29 July 2019

What is science? ๐Ÿงช - Note Taking ๐Ÿ“

WALT:  identify key information in a text
Task Description: Just to keep some of you people a fresh reminder, our theme for this term (term 3) is 'Something in the water'. This term we are studying the living things and in team 5 we are tackling the question How are all living organisims connected? Our reading task is called What is science? We are learning to take notes when reading a trans script. We have to use the proccess of studying the paragrah, making a heading and picking out the 'trigger words'. Here is my note taking on the video/transcript of What is science? I found this very easy the more paragraphs I did. I hope you are satisfied with this blog post, and please remember to leave some feedback! 

Friday, 26 July 2019

Measurement Reminiscence ๐Ÿ“➗

WALT:  calculate area and perimeter
Task Description: This week for maths we are working on measurements. Touching on this topic is very interesting. I learnt a lot of maths during this session. In one of our slides we had to convert the fractions between decimals and percentages. We also did the area and perimeter of rectangles, as well as measurements. Enjoy!

Tree of Life ๐ŸŒด

Tree Of Life ๐ŸŒด - Charles Darwin

Part of our learning theme for this term is about the Tree Of Life. The tree of life was created by Charles Darwin who researched many things. In 1835, Charles Darwin discovered that everything living is connected. As animals grow they change over time so they can survive. Some of these animals came from the bottom of the ocean and soon came out of the water and adapted to the world around them. Our task was to put all the missing parts in the Tree Of Life in order and then glue them on.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Making Mini Quiches! Tech Cooking with Mrs Tuipulotu ๐Ÿณ

Today for technology @ tamaki, we made Mini Quiches! Mrs Tuipulotu was our cooking teacher for the time period and I was excited to be partnered with Naomi! These are the instructions and ingredients for our Mini Quiches:

Step 1 - Whish 4 eggs with 1 cup of milk into one bowl
Step 2 - Dice the ham
Step 3 - Add cheese and ham to one separate bowl
Step 4 - Line up the pastry into your muffin tray
Step 5 - Pour in liquid mixture and Cheese & Ham into the pastry
Step 6 - Prop your baking tin into the oven, turn the heat to 180D for 20 minutes!



Monday, 22 July 2019

Amelia - How do we know if something is alive?

 Task Description: Yes! Were back @ school and we have a new term of learning! This term our theme is Something in the water! He Mea I Roto I Te Wai! This is a science inquiry and for our class inquiry is How do we know if something is alive. We learnt what makes things alive on the mat together and then fulfil this presentation above where we elaborate more on what it means and what things are alive or not alive around us. Enjoy!

Friday, 5 July 2019


Task Description: This term we have learnt a whole lot of things! Part of our learning is making DLO's where we travel around different continents and/or countries around the world. First, we had to draw a world map on Hyperstudio as a guide. We then choose three or more different landmarks in countries. The next step to our DLO is to go to Scratch (a online website where you can code) and code our drawings to make it look like we are travelling the world ๐ŸŒŽ

This is my finishing animation. All you need to do is press the green flag and let me do the talking! Once it's finish or if you want to stop it press the red button. I really enjoyed making this DLO and I have learnt many, many things while doing this - Continents, Coding and Drawing. I hope you enjoy this DLO.


Saturday, 29 June 2019

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Kiribati - The struggle with Global Warming ๐ŸŒŠ

WALT: make connections between oral, written and visual texts
Task Description: If you have seen my previous blog post it was about Kiribati facing Climate Change. After finishing that presentation we had to do a create task. Over here I had to write a paragraph about this statement Climate Change being a huge concern for Kiribati and then eloborating on that. I used google draw to create this and I added colour to make it bright! This is my finishing work, I hope you enjoy! 

๐ŸŒŠ Waiting for the tide to turn ๐ŸŒ… - Kiribati Reading TSK

WALT: make connections between oral, written and visual texts
Task Description: Today as the closure of Term 2 is very close by, I decided to start finishing my work early. Kiribati is known as a island trying to fight climate change following with a documentary with a former Kiribati president named Anote. We had to read a lot of articles, listen to recordings and watch traliers to get a full understanding of Kiribati and Climate Change. We answered a lot of questions in this presentation. I hope you enjoy this presentation!


WALT: discuss and justify our opinion on a topic
Task Description: This week as a create task me, Pisrina and Eden made a poster talking about how extreme weather is affecting NZ but, we have also added how it has affected other places in our planet. We have also added images showing the event that we are describing in the texts boxes. After researching, I can say that I have learnt a whole lot more then ever about Extreme Weather and Climate Change. I hope you enjoy reading this poster and maybe learn something from it and share the message! Thx and stay tuned for more posts!

๐ŸŒŠ Climate Change: Our Biggest Challenge ๐Ÿญ

WALT: discuss and justify our opinion on a topic
Task Description: For the past two weeks in our reading class, we have been focusing on climate change. Climate change has many meanings as you can see in this word art above. But right now we are focusing on extreme weather events and the impact or causes it has upon us. I talking tornado's, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and much more. First we had create a word family on change and the write different synonmys that come under change. We than had to share our opinion on a statement about Extreme Weather Events from two different sides. This is the finishing touch!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Greta Thunberg - Biography ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŒŽ

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Here is Greta Thunberg on a strike for Climate Change!

Greta Thunberg

Climate Change has been affecting many kinds of things these days. The adults are giving up and not waking up and doing something about it. This is where children around the world like Greta Thunberg step in! 

Well, who is Greta Thungberg you may ask? Greta Tintin Eleonora Thunberg is a 16 Year Old young Swedish girl. Greta is known for being a young activist campaigning for Climate Change. Greta became well known at the age of 15, when she sat outside of the Swedish Parliament and protested about immediate actions towards climate change. Since then, this teen became an outspoken activist towards global warming.

Greta Thunberg is a young teen who has touched everyone from the news to different articles. Her actions have put adults through a little shame and a wake up call for many people world-wide! This teen has been very committed to being a climate activist as her and a whole bunch of pupils miss out on their own learning to go on school strikes to make a change. Greta has been interviewed a lot during the school strikes, visited climate conferences where she shares her opinions and has even met President Obama!

Everyone can learn many things about this young teen. As Greta has shown, even at a young age you can start stepping up for what’s right! In order to do something like this, you've got to have the courage and be brave just like Greta, even though she was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, OCD and Selective Mutism, which means she can only speak when things are necessary. That must be really hard to go through! That’s why we can learn many things from Greta Thunberg. What an awesome example!
Task Description: This week for writing, Room 2 literacy has been focusing on a very different type of writing style. This style is Biography. First, Miss Tapuke got us to share our opinions on what we think is Biography. Some of us had no idea and others had a clear understanding. After uncovering what Biography is, we made a grapic organiser to brain storm about the person we are talking about. Which led to this biography about Greta Thunberg. I hope you enjoy and learn something from this Biography!

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Empanadas ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท

Room 4 has been a really lucky class! Today, we got to eat delicious empanadas! Empanadas are known to be a traditional dish to the amazing country Argentina. Inside this spicy dish is spicy paprika, mild spice (so we don't cry our eyes out!) Our teacher also added capsicum, mince, onion and spice. Therefore it's a puff pastry filled with meat and vegetables!

The Smell and Look: The pastry looks golden brown on the outer side and the middle part is cooked just right. The meat looks dark brown with a hint of bright red capsicum. The rest are buried under the meat. It smells like a sausage roll from the bakery with a hint of spice and sweetness!

The Taste: The pastry taste very plain but a good plain. The sweetness kind of over powered the spiciness but it taste very nice. The meat taste awesome and the vegetables are a good addition to the meat and it's like a burst of flavour in your mouth!

๐ŸŒŽ South America ๐ŸŒŽ

Task Description: This week the continent we have focused on is South America. To further our understanding about this continent, we looked at some videos looking into particular country's inside the continent and also listen to what other kids in our class have to say about the continent. After that, we all went and picked a country and did our own research of a particular country. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, 14 June 2019

๐ŸŒ Europe & America ๐ŸŒ

Walt: Learn the difference and similarities between two continents (country).

Europe and America have many similarities because way back Europe colonised North America. During this time Europe brought over a lot of things such as their culture, foods and traditions. Even though colonisation doesn't happen between them now, these two country's still do a lot of trading. Let's look at food for an example, Pizza originated in Italy located in Europe. America took pizza and made it and improvised the different flavours. In Italy they made their pizzas more traditional and hand made whereas America makes lots of  bulk Pizza from companies like Dominoes. There are many more things about these two countries so I will share them soon!

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Fabulous Fractions!

WALT:  We are learning to find equivalent fractions
Task Description: This week Room 4 Maths is working on equivilent fractions! I loved this maths topic because it was something I enjoyed last year. So, it's good to re-fresh my memory about this. In this presentation our teacher gives us different levels to work on and I decided to go back and work on the roots. We also had a recap of last weeks work which was angles. I also visited a few workshops to help refresh my memory. I hope you enjoyed this weeks maths work!

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Silver Corned Beef Soup // Tech Cooking - Cooking with Miss Tuipulotu ๐Ÿณ

Silver Corned Beef // Tech Cooking - Cooking with Miss Tuipulotu ๐Ÿณ

Today, we had tech at Tamaki College. Each term we have different technology classes and this term we have cooking. In our cooking class our teacher is Miss Tuipulotu. Today we got a chance to make a Silver Side Corn Beef Soup! My amazing partner for cooking is Naomi and together we made this dish. 

Once we got to class we put all our bags away, grab our aprons and wash our hands. Miss Tuipulotu always likes to leave the instructions on the bored for us but she is still there to clarify the instructions and also help us if were lost (that's me). At the same time during our cooking we had to clean up all our dishes. Me and Naomi took turns washing and drying.

Ingredients//Items for Cooking:

  • Silver Corned Beef
  • Cabbage
  • Potato
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • 2 cups of water
  • Soup Mix
  • Pot or Pan
Put two cups of water into your pot or pan. Put it at a high heat. After chopping your all your ingredients slowly add it into your pot or pan while at high heat. Once you have added your vegetables and meat, leave it all in there to cook
nice and smoothly. Once it's halfway cooked (you'll known when potato's are starting to get softer) add your soup mix to the pot or pan. After that leave it in there to cook. If you want to speed up the process crank the heat. Add any desired flavour to your soup and there you go!

I hope you enjoyed this little post and I will do more like this ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Food Tasting! ๐Ÿฅ™๐Ÿ—ผ

Part of our topic for this term is learning about different continents. Today we were very lucky to learn and also taste food from the Mediterranean and France. But, of course their is a whole lot of learning that comes with this. So, before we did our food tasting we watched little videos about it. For the Mediterranean food we ate Brochette, with a touch of olive oil on top! Two black olives and a little block of feta cheese.

I have never tried olives before so I was excited, but at the same time nervous. We all smelt the olives and we all agreed it smelled like wine! (not that we drink wine!) Since me and my friends were nervous, we counted 3, 2, 1 and took a bite of the olive. After taking a bite, me and my friends arranged disgusted looks than went crazy! It tasted bitter and the after taste made it even worse. Therefore, in my opinion I do not like olives. The Brochette was a very good recovery after eating the olives. I loved the texture of it and the olive oil added to it made it even better! I added the feta cheese as an butter to the brochette and it was an amazing combination. The feta cheese was very minty but overall a delicious delight of cheese.

As our dessert we moved to the beautiful country of France! I was especially excited for this one because we had Pan au chocolat. This basically just translated to bread with chocolate. Mrs stone gave us all each a plate to share between the our group. After, taking a bite it felt really good to end on a good note. The croissant was very yum and the chocolate made it even yummier! This was an awesome experience and I would definitely do something like this again!
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Reading // Review - Frozen Food ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡

WALT: condense and paraphrase key ideas in a text

Title: Frozen Food
Written by: Philippa Werry
Fiction // Non-Fiction

This story called, Frozen Food, is all about the different foods in Scott Base (New Zealand's Base) in Antarctica. As you know the title is called Frozen Food therefore the story is talking about what type of food they eat, how to cook it and how the food is stored. Scott Base is known to house around 80 people over summer, but only 10 or 12 stay in winter. I learn't a lot of things in this story and I also learned about all the very strict rules when it actually comes to eating. Did you know that even though it's Antarctica, they still need to use fridges and freezers to store there food. 

I really enjoyed reading this book. The reason for this, is that I am not familiar with books like this and reading it makes me more interested in learning more about it. I strongly think that the author of this story is trying to promote living in Antarctica and also deny the assumptions about it by giving an example of how they work with the food. I would recommend this text to all ages. Kids can get a good idea of what Antarctica is like and Adults can make the mature decision whether they actually want to move their.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Learning about North America ๐ŸŒŽ

Task Description: Hello and welcome to another blog post! This week as you know our this is I like your Latitude. Part of this topic is learning about different continents and all that stuff. This week we are researching about North America. In the past week we looked at a lot of things about North America like the different countries in that continent. I learnt a lot of things and I have put it into this little book information above! Enjoy!

Amelia - Frozen Food // Reading Task

WALT: condense and paraphrase key ideas in a text

Task Description: This week we have new reading work and it's Frozen Food! Our task was to read the text or watch a video and then go on the class site and check the work our teacher has in stall for us. This week I am posting my main presentation. I this main presentation it tests us on our knowledge about the text that we have just read and what we know. In the presentation I checked my understanding of the story by answering the questions and also giving our opinion towards a statement. After we has to rate our work and this is my finishing work.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

English Breakfast! Tech Cooking - Miss Tuipulotu ๐Ÿ˜Š

Me and Naomi :)
Hello! Welcome to another blog post from yours truely! Today, we have finally moved technology groups and my group is now in cooking class. In our cooking class our teacher is Miss Tuipulotu. Today we got a chance to make a yummy English Breakfast. My partner for cooking was Naomi.
Our finishing dish!
When we got into the class, we all put our bags away, put our aprons on and set up our cooking stations. After that Miss Tuipulotu gave us instructions on the the first steps and she'll be directing us more as we go. For our english breakfast, we made pre-cooked sausages, toasts with butter, crisp bacon, baked beans and scrambled eggs. Me and Naomi took turns cooking with the pan and I think we came to the conclusion that we are not really the best chefs!

Anyways, I thought I had a awesome time in cooking. Next time I would like to make a dessert of some kind because it's what I'm craving right now!

Friday, 31 May 2019

Prefect Korero ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Happy Samoan Language Week ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Hello, and welcome to another blog-post from your's truely! To start off, I'd like to say a huge happy samoan ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ language week to ya'll. If your new to this NZ does likes to keep cultures alive by celebrating them in different dates. This week it's Samoan language week!

To celebrate Samoan language week we decided to connect our weekly korero with this weeks language week. This weeks korero is Say it properly, Please! A lot of different cultures have names that not everyone is famalliar with. So, always be aware of peoples names because when you say it wrong they can feel a little bit hurt inside. Always ask the person how to pronounce there name first and then you will know. I hope you take this korero and put it onto practice! Happy Samoan Language Week ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Thursday, 30 May 2019

On the Dinosaur Trail ~ INFO WEB POSTER ๐Ÿฆ•

WALT: condense and paraphrase key ideas in a text 
Task Description: For my final task, I was told to create a Information Web Poster. This is a poster that has information about something you have been focusing on. I did exactly the thing for this task. This week we are reading a new book called On the Dinosaur Trail. After reading the book and going over it I have picked up some facts from the book and I have established those facts into this poster above. I had four facts to share with everyone about the book and I found these facts very intersting! I hope you enjoyed this blog post and remember to stay tuned for more.

On the Dinosaur Trail ~ Review ๐Ÿฆ•

Walt: condense and paraphrase key ideas in a text.
Tittle: On the Dinosaur Trail
Written By: Sue Gibbision
Genre: Non - Fiction (Real)

In this Non - Fiction story, there is a man named Dr Browne who has discovered a mystery footprint down in the Whanganui inlet, New Zealand. Dr Browne knew this was a footprint by an animal of somewhat. That was Dr Browne's mission! He questioned himself a lot and did a lot of reaserch on the mysterious print and ended with an answer; A Dinosaur?! Dr Browne was confident in his theorie and had back up information to prove it. But to expose his theorie to the world he had to go through what sciencetists call a "peer review". In this review the sciencetists agreed with Dr Browne's statement which allowed him to expose his theorie.

For someone like be who doesn't really like or learn much about dinosaurs, I quite liked this little book. I enjoyed reading the different facts in the book which encouraged me to learn more facts about dinosaurs. The bit that surprised me is that the footprint was found here in NZ ๐Ÿฆ•! I have never heard of any Dinosaur foot print findings in New Zealand. My favorite fact I learnt was that the the whole world used to be one continet and then split up and that New Zealand used to be called Zelandia.

After reading the text, I think that this book can be reccomend for students for Year 6 and up. I think this because the language would be more sutiable for the ages which will help them understand it more. This is also a good book because at this age children are starting to look at their future and what they want to be therefore, this book would be a great fit for those who are looking for a job of a sciencetists or a palentologists!
Task Description: Part of our tasks for this week is to write a review about the book called On the Dinosaur Trail that we have read and also have watched. For this task we had to write a review explaining what is going on in the book, what we enjoyed about it, a key message or a fact and who would we reccomend this book to. These were all required in the review. I enjoyed reading this book and I hope we dig in to more reaserch about dinosaurs.

๐Ÿฆ• Amelia & AJ ~ On the Dinosaur Trail ๐Ÿฆ•

WALT: condense and paraphrase key ideas in a text
Task Description: For this week, Campion has been working on a new Reading task called On the Dinosaur Trail. Our task was to read the online text and video and then complete the following tasks online on the class site. Me and AJ worked together for this particular task. We had to answer a few questions that check our understanding towards the text and also share our own opinions. To find the answers highlighted in red me and AJ read through the book and checked which one fit best. Once we finished we rated ourselfs on how well we have done. Stay tuned for more posts!

Friday, 24 May 2019

The Grateful Crane - Retold By Amelia

WALT:  make connections between a text, ourselves and the world
Task Description: If you have read the previous blog-post that you know about this folk tale. If not please read that in order for you to understand this. After completing the previous task the next one was to retell the story of the Grateful Crane in our own words. I find retelling stories hard because I always stick to one part of a story more than another and it just makes the story longer. That's why you it's very long! I used google drawing to re-write the story of the grateful crane. I hope you enjoy this task and reading the retold story the Japanese folk tale grateful crane.

The Grateful Crane - Reading

Walt: Interpret figurative language
Task Description: Today is Friday so I figured to do more finishing off work. This work is from a the first week and right now I am feeling happy to post this :) This weeks reading is based on a interesting Japanese folk tale. There were two versions of the tale one movie and one in text. After watching the video or reading the text we were then given this presentation to test our knowledge on this folk tale. I learnt a good message from this tale and I recommend it to a whole lot of people. 

Blog Commenting!

Hey Blog Viewers, First of all I'd like you to visit a beautiful girls blog name Maddison! We have been getting in touch after what happened in Christchurch but, reading her blog posts looks like they have been doing well which is good to see! I decided to post a comment back on her blog. Please, Please! Visit her amazing blog. She has very amazing, effective blog posts and has inspiring ones too. Thank you for reading this blog and Maddison if you're reading this I admire your amazing blog posts!

Blog Update!

So, for those who usally visit my blog you probably have been thinking I disappered. If not, OH WELL! OK, I went on a school camp in kaueranga thames and I put the E in EPIC. It was an awesome experience. We went on this trip so that people who haven't got a chance to showcase how good leaders people are. I will eloborate more on this in another blog post. Anyways I just came to ensure you that I am not dead and there is still more blog posts to come! Thanks, Amelia...... Sarang :)

Prefect Korero - T.E.A.M

Part of being a prefect role is making korero's for the school. Korero's are little messages, themes or word of the day we leave for the school and they learn from that korero and put it into their actions in school. This weeks korero is T.E.A.M - Together, Everyone, Achivies, More! We made a little video to showcase the korero. Enjoy whanau!

Monday, 13 May 2019

Maths - Coordinate Conundrums

WALT:  identify coordinates and use grid references to give directions

Task Description: For maths, I decided to finish off last weeks work before I move on this this weeks. The topic for last weeks maths is Coordinate Conundrums. In our presentations we are given different levels to work on. I decided to work on the 1st level because i'm not really confident in this type of maths. We worked on a treasure map and tried to locate where a certain place was using coordinates. We also had a extra question about the treasure map.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Reading - Create Task - My Ending

WALT:  make connections between a text, ourselves and the world

Task Description: Today for reading one of our tasks for this week is to write a little ending to our story that we have been reading called battle. This was part of the task because at the end of the book battle it was like those to be continued endings. I advise you to read my previous blog post which is my review about the story then this ending will make sense. I thought this task was very interesting because we got a chance to write it any way we desired. I hope you enjoyed this little ending that I have written and please stay tuned for more blog posts whanau, thanks :)

Friday, 10 May 2019

Reading Task - Battle Review

WALT:  make connections between a text, ourselves and the world

Today I am writing a review about our reading text for this week which is called Battle. This story is written Maria Samuela and is a fiction type of story. So, in the story their are a few main characters but the one who was mostly involved in the story is a boy named Timiona.

In the story I would describe Timiona as a really shy boy but overcame that fear throughout the story. I think this because in the story him and a couple of friends held a dance competition. In the competition there was one absolutely great dancer named Moera (a girl). She was winning the dance comp so far. Timiona was really scared because he took a really special medal earned by his Papa Ari that his mother strictly forbid anyone from taking that from the house. Timiona thought that taking the medal would give him good luck for the competition. Timiona had became a whole lot more nervous when he realised that it was gone. Poor Timiona :(

Fast forward, Timiona's name had been called to compete against the talented Lucy who was dominating the competition so far. Timiona was getting even more nervous but he tried to push that though away when remembering all his hard work and practice he has put into this competition and kind of felt a little bit better after that. Timiona then began busting moves like nothing and had the crowd going crazy. Though it was clear who won the battle but he walked home very sad because he still couldn't find the medal and knew what's coming. Once he got home he saw his mother holding a Papa Ari's medal with her head cocked to one side.

Sadly, The story ended there but it seemed like Timiona was going to get into some trouble! I think that the writer tried to send a life lesson to some kids about listening because even though Timiona won he never knew what was in store for his actions. After reading the book I thought exactly like this and I am going to put this into practice. I think that this is a great book for years 6 to 8 because it's very cool and also sends a great message to these age groups. Overall this was a great book and I would read it again!

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Reading Task - Battle

WALT:  make connections between a text, ourselves and the world

Task Description: This week I have finally finished my reading task. There are still more tasks to go elaborating about this story Battle that I have read. Now our task for this week was to read the text we were given which was called Battle. After reading the text using the knowledge I got from the text I answered all the questions in the presentation. I found them really interesting and fun. This is the finish product.

Friday, 3 May 2019

What is Longitude and Latitude?

This is a little activity we were instructed to do. Not many people know a lot about Longitude and Latitude so if that's you this is for you. Using my knowledge I wrote down what I knew about the two and what it would be around the world. This is what I have done and this is also an image of the longitude and latitude of PES :)