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Thursday, 23 September 2021

My Lock-down

 This Term has been pretty crazy with everything going on in New Zealand and around the world. The start to this term was amazing with all of the fun sports we got to do like netball, basketball, and a bit of Rugby league. But then a little into the term we had out level 4 lock down which has lasted throughout the whole rest of the term. I was sad that I didn't get to socialize with anyone besides my bubble but also re leaved as school work at school is a bit more stressful then being at home since at home you get to work on your own time. Being at home helped me improve my other talents like baking and cooking for example. Most of the women on my dads side learned how to cook and bake at a very young age and have been trying to pass it down to me as I am the next generation. I am so grateful to have these skills because I know that I will need it to help me in the future. Another plus to this lock down is that it helped me get along with my family in my bubble and also extended family because we do video chats every Friday night just to check in with everyone. We even sometimes play games online such as Among us. Remember to stay home and stay safe. Also stay positive better days are on their ways. 

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Intro to Pythagorean Theorem 1#


Task Description: Today I am going through my drive and finishing off all the tasks from lock-down that I have missed. This one is all about the Pythagorean Theorem. 

Friday, 17 September 2021

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Classifying Numbers


Task Description: Starting this week our math class has started a new topic which is Geometry. 

Emma Twigg


Task description: This task was a take that I got a few weeks before lock down but never really came around to finishing. So I took it upon myself to finish it off properly. By the way the diet plan at the end is what I think, the diet is based on the sport she does which is rowing. 

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Advertising Poster


Task description: Our Literacy task for today was to create a poster advertising an item in our hour. As you can see I picked Bug spray. I though it would be a fun and interesting thing for me to do my poster on. I tried my best to point out the cheap price because I've seen on many other advertisements for things, they always make the price stand out so that people will by it. 

Monday, 23 August 2021

Persuasive Writing

Statement: Hippos should have to wear deodorant while walking the streets of LA

Hippos, like any animals, can produce a foul odor that is not only unpleasant for other animals but also harmful to humans and the environment. According to studies, the deodorant that hippos are given not only smells good but also improves the environment. It is scientifically proven that this hippo deodorant makes trees and plants grow faster. For example you have a wild hippo walking around, when they come into contact with any type of plant it is proven to actually grow faster. 

The hippos benefit from this deodorant because it helps them attract female or male hippos, depending on the flavor. All of the berry flavors, for example, attract female hippos, while others, such as watermelon or apple, attract the males. It's proven that now over 82% of hippos are now using this product which not only leaves them smelling good for other hippos it is also great for humans. 


This product actually was proven in a recent study that it helps hippos live longer than their normal life span which is about 40-50 years. It extends that by a few hundred years. It enters the skin cells and goes to it's heart and lungs and makes it better and stronger. It also helps them walk around the hot streets of LA for a long time without needing water around them all the time. It also benefits all of their thick skin by keeping the cells feeling and looking young and wrinkle free.


I hope you now know why Hippos should have to wear deodorant while walking the streets of LA


Task Description: Hello everyone this was my writing task from last week that I decided to finish off. As you can see from the title this writing was a Persuasive piece. Just saying if you can't already tell all these stats and everything in this piece is made up so none of it is real. This was overall really fun piece of writing because we were given a bit of freedom of what we were going to write about which I really enjoy.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

My all about me Poster


Task Description: This is another finish it off task that I decided to finish. For this task we had to show some of the things that make us who we are. As you can see for me I put my two culture flags in the center which are the Samoan flag on the left side and my Tokelauan flag on the right. On the bottom of my flags I have put my active side which is me going on runs around my block in the mornings, and some of the sports I play. Now on the top part I have put my lazy/free time side, which is more of gaming and eating. And lastly I put my name in the center. It is actually a big part of who I am because I am the third generation of my name so it is pretty special to me. 

Kei hea a Amo? ( Where is Amo?)

 Walt: Understand, and use, location words 


Task Description: Today since we have again gone into lock down unexpectedly I decided to finish off some work. This is one of the tasks that I got assigned during rotations.  

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Extension Term 3


Task Description: Today in Extension we had a talk with what a controversial topic was and through out some ideas. Me and my groups main focus was umpires and referees. Stuff like "how are they picked to umpire/ref Olympic games? " and also things like " how do you know they aren't biased?"  

We have just went over what the umpire/refs job was and what they are meant to be doing. We also covered what types of sports they ref. Take a look at our slides to see what their job really is, and some facts about them. We are going to be adding on so stay tuned for that. 

  

Monday, 26 July 2021

Versatile Volume


Task Description: This was today's first maths task for term 3. It was more of a recap of Area and Perimeter, but our main focus was Volume. 

Immersion assembly

Today was the first day back to school for Term 3, and if you didn't know on every first day of a term our whole school gets together in the hall to see what our focus is for that specific term. This term the focus is "Healthy me Healthy you". This is mostly about keeping fit and making sure your body gets the nutrients and exercise it needs to stay healthy.

My highlight for the Immersion assembly was my team which is team 5. They were talking about how its not only our physical health we have to be working on to win, it is also our Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, Family and social well being. This goes back to around the start of last year where we started really getting into these topics. Its called "Te Whare Tapa Wha".

My second favorite item/movie was from team 4. There movie was kinda around the lines of if you cheat you won't get anywhere and also keeping healthy and fit. In there movie there were two students who cheated in the race and just skipped to the end and sat there eating cake while the other students actually did the race at their right pace. and it showed them as lazy and unfit but then when they went to their school reunion which was a few years later they had switched up their life style and had become happier and healthier.  

Overall I am very happy that we are doing fitness. I think it will really help for future sports and stuff. A big thank you to all the teachers for working hard to help us learn. 



Thursday, 8 July 2021

Watch this space ( animation)


Task Description:Hello everyone, this is my animation for the second semester of 2021. It was all about my four main planets, which were Earth, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, with some information on the sun and moon thrown in for good measure. This term's theme was, overall, incredibly fascinating and interesting to learn about, and I'm sure that everyone feels the same way. If you need more time, take a break to go through the fascinating information I discovered during my research. Sorry if my voice over didn't come through and you couldn't hear it, but given the limited time we have with the Imacs before they are taken away for the holidays, this is the best I can offer. Hope you enjoy my animation for Term 2 2021 Thank you for listening. 

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Being on Time!

Being early!

Why is it important to arrive at school on time? You've asked, well hear what I have to say about it. Students can develop the pattern of being punctual with powerful benefits by arriving on time to school. It allows you to be even more self-sufficient than if you were late. People that arrive late to school are more likely to  do poorly because they are rushing, which causes your brain to become anxious, causing your entire body to become tense, making it difficult to concentrate. Running late on a daily basis is harmful for your health, not just physically but also mentally.

I hope you now think twice about going to bed early and waking up early. 


Task Description: This is an example of one of my attempts at persuasion writing. I talked about being late because it is a thing that both children and adults come across in their lives. Please leave in the comments anything I could work on. 


Equality

The state of being equal is referred to as "equality." Racial equality, gender equality, or equality of opportunity between rich and poor is frequently associated with progress towards the ideal of everyone being really equal. Every person is equal in front of and under the law, and has the right to equal protection and advantage from the law without discrimination, including discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, or other circumstances. People are still battling for multiple kinds of equality today, which I find to be quite sad. I have a feeling this isn't going to stop anytime soon, but I'm hoping it will at least improve in the near future.

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Tuesday, 6 July 2021

KPMG Trip

Last week on Wednesday the Extension group for 2021 along with a few others got the amazing opportunity to go to a place in the city called KPMG. My highlight of the day besides the food was the experiment for my group. We were all divided into teams ours was Earth, and the others were Fire, Air, and Water. Each group was given an experiment to complete depending on their names. We had to make oobleck for our project, which is just a cornstarch and water mixture. When I was making my oobleck, I realized that if you put pressure on it, it would be a solid and then when you lightly touched it, it would be a sort of liquid. Even though it got really messy, overall it was super fun.

Finally, I'd like to express my appreciation to KMPG for providing us with a fantastic trip. And I'm hoping that the next few individuals that join us on the trip will have as much fun as we did.


Pyramids of Egypt

 Do you know how interesting The Pyramids of Egypt really are? Well read the rest of my information report to find out more. 


Did you realize that there are over 100 pyramids on the planet?  Pyramids, as you may know, were created to serve as burial grounds and tombs for Pharaohs who passed, as well as to store their belongings. People were buried in the desert before pyramids were created, and wild animals would dig them up. 


They all have treasures of many kinds and dead corpses in them, and the majority of the items are so valuable that people try to break into them. Traps are always used in movies to ensure that people do not pass through to the treasures, and this is 100% true. During the Old Kingdom, Egyptians believed that in order to ensure a successful afterlife, the Pharaoh's body would have to be preserved correctly and that he had to take everything he needed with him on his journey to the afterlife.


I hope you now understand how interesting the Pyramids really are. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments. Also try doing some more research on this subject if you are curious about anything else. 

The Great Pyramid in Egypt Was Once White, Not Golden Yellow

Friday, 2 July 2021

Rugby Auckland Champs

 On Wednesday the year 7 & 8 girls took a girls team to compete in the Auckland champs for Rugby Union. We overall did really well and I think everyone should be proud of how we did. Some of my highlights were everyone backing each other up and having each others backs while running. That is actually how I got my second try of the day, I was backing up and running behind my player which had almost got a run away but unfortunately she got tackled so I backed her up by picking up the ball and scoring the try. My next highlight of the day were all the forwards blowing over. The forwards were amazing on the day at blowing over if you don't know what blowing over is its kinda like bridging over someone so the other team doesn't get the ball. And my last highlight of the day was how we didn't give up even when we were down by a few points. All of the girls had positive attitudes even if we didn't get the win we were all showing such good sportsman ship which in some cases is really hard. I just wanna say a quick thank you to Miss Timmi for training with us up and giving us all the amazing inspiring talks before our game, and a very big thanks to all the girls for actually participating and showing up. 21 Sport signs ideas | sports signs, rugby union, rugby logo

Quotes

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During the last few weeks we have had sports teams out doing great things and representing us in rippa,basketball, netball and both boys and girls rugby union.

Unfortunately we have had a lot of injuries which can be very painful and this quote is to remind us that “Pain is Temporary” it won’t last  but “Greatness is forever” we will always remember how great you played and that’s what matters. We hope you people get better soon. 


Monday, 21 June 2021

Mars Information Report

 Did you know that Mars holds the largest mountain in the world? It is 3 times the size of Mount Everest. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. It is the second most inhabitable planet in the solar system. It is similar in a few ways to earth such as, the planet isn’t too hot or too cold and many more. 

Mars was named by an ancient Roman God of war, the reason why it is called Mars is because it resembles the color of blood. The Mars color is called a Bloody red. 

Mars is also known as the red planet because it is made out of iron-rich dust which gives its landscape rusty-red color. 

Did you also know that Mars actually has two moons? The names of these moons are Phobos, and Deimos. Phobos is a bit bigger than Deimos and orbits only 6,000km above the Martian surface. Phobos orbits around Mars about 3 times a day while the more distant Deimos takes around 30-35 hours for each orbit. 

I hope after reading this information report you learned a few facts about our amazing and interesting planet, Mars. Who knows, we may even end up living there one day. 

Friday, 18 June 2021

Dazzling Decimals

 Dazzling Decimals

We are learning to add and subtract up to three decimal places. We are learning to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages.

 Noel and Margaret each had a salary of $60 000 in 2008.

Noel’s salary increased by 11% in 2009 and then increased 6% in 2010. 

Margaret’s salary was increased by 6% in 2009 and then increased by 11% in 2010. 

Who had the greater salary in 2010? Make a guess then check your guess with a calculation.

 A person decides to go on a diet. To get to a healthy weight they must reduce their  food intake by 15%. An average intake is 9200 k a day.

How much of a reduction in average food intake would they need, to get to a healthy weight?

 A real estate agent is paid a commission for selling a house.

The commission is based on:

Sales for: the first $300 000, commission is 3.95%

amounts above $300 000, commission is 2%

How much would be paid to an agent who sells a house for $757 000? 3409853

Flash Addition!

 114 + 97 = 211

 93 + 289= 382

 128 + 87 = 215

163 + 84 = 247

 311 + 93 = 404

Change to fractions and decimals

1. 21% -  0.21  21/100

2. 19% - 0.19 19/100

3. 35% - 0.35 35/100

4. 63% 0.63 63/100

5. 40% 0.40 40/100

6. 15% 0.15 15/100

7. 75% 0.75 75/100

8. 83% 0.83 83/100

9. 7%  0.7 7/100

10. 1% 0.1 01/100



Why does matter matter?

 Three basic properties are volume, mass, and shapes 


All matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms


Volume is the amount of space the matter takes up


Mass is the amount of matter an object has


Liquid takes the shape of their container  


Gasses do not have a definite shape or volume 


 Liquids do not have a definite shape but they do have a definite volume 


 Solids have a definite shape and volume 


A Ice and chair are examples  of solids 



Task Description: Today with our reliever we did a task called why does matter matter. We learned a lot of things by ready the piece of paper she handed us. After reading all the facts about matters we answered some questions which are up above. My answers are the ones highlighted in blue.


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Decimal Fractions


Task Description: This task I found a bit challenging with the converting into decimals but my teacher Miss Stone helped me and I ended up getting it really quickly.  

Thursday, 10 June 2021

The Jacket - Part 2


Task Description: This is part 2 to my latest post. I will be putting up part 3 maybe later on in the week. 

The Jacket - Part 1


Task Description: This task is split into 3 so there will be 2 more parts going on later on in the week, stay tuned to see what happens next. 

Friday, 4 June 2021

FiaFia Reflection

 Yesterday we had our Biannual Fiafia at Pt England school. Fiafia is when our whole school and our families come to watch us preform and show our cultural dances. 

One of my highlights from last night was seeing all the families come and support all of the children there. I also loved how hyped it was last night with everyone supporting everyone. Seeing all the smiles reminded me of my first ever Fiafia at Pt England which gave me joy. 

My favorite group out of them all besides the Samoan group had to be our Tongan girls and boys. Everyone looked so beautiful on the night and I was so thankful that the weather held up for our special night. 

After it was all done I felt proud of my Samoan group because even if it wasn't perfect we all tried our hardest and pulled through for each other. 

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Extension Reflection

  Today for extension, me and Simon are now extension term 2 partners and today we  finally got to start our presentation! We both created fabulous and interesting questions about Mars and our different perspectives.

I decided to take the questions " What would it feel like to sweat in a different planet" and "Are there any body parts that get oxygen directly from the air and not from the blood?

Stay tuned for more! Check Simon's blog for reflection!

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

My Leadership Goals

KVCC Leadership Camp

 Last week on Tuesday the year 8s set off to our annual year 8 leadership camp at KVCC.

When we pulled up to the camp we were all astonished at the view/sights of the campsite. It had beautiful high mountains, and amazing wildlife. I think we were all excited to be staying here for the next 3 days.

On the first day we got introduced to the campsite and to where all the activities were, we also got to see where our cabins were and who we were going to be sharing it with. I was in a cabin of 12 with all of my friends, and was really excited to be bonding with them even more and making new memories. After all of that we went into the hall to play some team bonding games which made everyone break a sweat. 

My next highlight takes place on the second night which was the concert. My group performing and the riff off we had was another great highlight for me and many others. 

I really enjoyed camp and am hoping we get to do something like this similar in college or later on this year. Thank you to all the people who made this possible. 


Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Equivalent Fractions

 WALT: write equivalent fractions.


Task Description: Today in Maths we worked on our Equivalent fractions. 

Monday, 17 May 2021

Four Spheres


Task Description: For this task we worked on hydrosphere and atmosphere. I also worked with Oalii, Bradley, and Nina.  

Friday, 14 May 2021

Mars information Report

Did you know that Mars holds the largest mountain in the world? It is 3 times the size of Mount Everest. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. It is the second most inhabitable planet in the solar system. It is similar in a few ways to earth such as, the planet isn’t too hot or too cold. It is farther from the sun than earth which makes it a bit colder than usual which will definitely have an effect on our body systems.


Did you also know that Mars actually has two moons? The names of these moons are Phobos, and Diemos. Phobos is a bit bigger than Deimos and orbits only 6,000km above the Martian surface. Phobos orbits around Mars about 3 times a day while the more distance Diemos takes around 30-35 hours for each orbit. 


I hope after reading this information report you learned a few facts about our amazing and interesting planet, Mars. Who knows we may even end up living there on day.



 

Mars - Inquiry Activity


Task Description: Today was in FIOP ( finish it off properly ) I decided to finish off one of my inquiry task. This task was all about the amazing planet Mars. To me Mars is one of the most interesting planets, as it is similar in many ways to earth. Some people even say that it could be our next home in a couple thousand years. If you want some information about Mars go to slide 9 and 10 to see my information report and my poster.  

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Convert Between Mixed and Improper Fractions

 Walt: Convert mixed number fractions to improper fractions.


Task Description: We had to do for this task was to convert between mixed and improper fractions.

Friday, 7 May 2021

Team Challenges

 Today in class we were asked to build something that would float and hold a plastic animal. Today I worked with a group I was unfamiliar with which ended up being really cool. My groups weird looking ship was very different to everyone else which I felt was really cool. Our teams ship actually survived and floated which was a huge success. here is a photo of my group down below. 




Thursday, 6 May 2021

Mathletics T2 Week 1

 Today in class did Mathletics. We got into groups but the twist was we had to be with people that we don't really know so that we can practice our problem solving skills with new people. My buddy's for this tasks were Bradley, Finau, and Lee. We worked together and actually had a really good time. In the beginning of this task I felt nervous to speak because I don't really know these people that well, but towards the end I felt a lot more comfortable with this group, as if I had just made some new friends. I am hoping to do something like this a lot more this term.




Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Earth Activity


Task Description: This task was about facts about Earth. I found this task very easy and would like to do this again some time soon, down below is my create task which I worked on with my buddy Nina. 


Y7&8 Extension Provocation: Watch this Space


Task Description: Today in Extension a scenario which was that in 12 months our earth would be uninhabited, and we had to find away find a way to survive which was most likely moving to another planet. We all had questions like 'How would you get there? or what are some of the resources we would need to take" We are now in groups of 2 studying these types of questions. I am so exited to be researching these kinds of topics this term.   

Check out my buddy Simon's blog post about his perspective on this task.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Watch This Space W1


Task Description: This task was about the things we know, what we want to learn about, and the things we found out about planet Earth. 

Immersion assembly

 This term the theme is " Watch this space", which is all about outer space and planets. Today at school we had an immersion assembly to share what each would be learning about this term. My favorite of the day was team 4 and 5.

Team 5's item was also my favorite, because it was very entertaining for everyone!. I really enjoyed the fact that they presented REALLY well, and how they "travelled" to different planets on the "Magic School Bus". Yeah that was my high light of all!.\

My next favorite part was team fours movie, which was based on the movie called “Guardians of the Galaxy”. It was really funny especially when Mr. Hughes was dancing, it was a really cringy and funny dance. I believe they’re focusing on earth and its systems, like the ozone layer and more!




Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Final Design Process

 

These are the main things that me and my group had to work on today. Me and my group today discussed what sort of clues we really needed, what word would best suit the lock pin, and what the final treasure box says. We completed all these things am and really proud of the work we all did. I will be posting the work we did soon. I will try keep you all updated. 

ANZAC Day - We will remember them


Task Description: Today in literacy since ANZAC day isn't very far away we decided to do some research on it. 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Thinking Critically Online

 Walt: Learn to spot fake news


Task Description: This task teaches you how to spot fake news in the real world. It is actually very difficult so you have to be very careful about the articles that you read.  

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Samoan Pattern and Meaning

This is a Samoan pattern that I have chosen. This pattern is influenced by spearheads, which represent not only warriors but fisher men as they were used by both. In the traditional Samoan male tattoo, or pe'a, which extends from the back of the waist to slightly below the knee, the spearheads were one of the first elements to be inked.

Keep It Cool


Task Description: Today in Math's me and a few others did an experiment requiring different materials and ice cubes. We were learning to make it a fair test we had to think carefully about our independent and dependent variables. For this experiment we had to wrap a plastic cup in whatever material we thought would keep it from melting. Check this slide show to see what the results were.  

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

My Mana

 

Task Description: Today I finished a task that was about showing who I am.

STREET 4 EVERYONE

 

Task Description: The year seven and eight extension group were able to walk around Glen Innes streets around Point England. We walked around looking for great/difficult hiding spots. It was very easy to find these hiding spots and me and my group found so many good places which were all in plain site. This got me thinking about what sort of clues me and my group would give for them to find the pieces. We all decided as a group that we wanted to do mainly riddles. I am super exited to see all of our plans come together.  

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Te Kura Tuatahi

Task Description: Today in Literacy I got time to finish off these slides fro last week during FIOP, which stands for finish it off properly. I really enjoyed doing this task as it was very simple but very interesting. 

He aha te Taima?

 Walt:  ask and answer questions about time


Task Description: Today in Literacy we got some time to do FIOP, which stands for finish it off properly. I decided to finish off a task that was given to us a while back when I was out at sports. The task is all about asking and answering questions about time.  

Monday, 29 March 2021

Breaking down narratives

 Walt: Unpack a piece  of writing




Task Description: Today in literacy we got into groups of 2 or 3. I was in a group of 3 with my friends Simon, and Petero. We worked together on unraveling these tricky narratives. We had to find things like when they introduced the main characters, where the problem starts, how the problem is solved, and if the conclusion is worthy of being a happy ending. 


Silhouette art

 Today in class we all worked hard to complete our new Silhouette art. My art is a purple and pink background mixed with a bit of orange in the middle. For the actual main point of my art it is a calm sea with a mermaid tail sticking out of the water. My art is of a mermaid tail coming up and out of the water with a beautiful and I am really happy at the results of my art and am hoping to do something similar to this in the near future.  


Friday, 26 March 2021

Mini Tests

  Today me and my home class did a spelling test along with a times table test. The first test we did was the spelling test. The words were Rope, Legend, Attack,Texture, Square, Positive, Perspective, Orchestra, Guilty, Warriors, I ended up getting a 10/10. For the times table test we did 8 times table this week and it was really easy for me. I finished all of the times tables in 20 seconds. I was very proud of my results.  






Great Graphs?

 WALT: Think critically about the information presented within graphs


task Description: Today in class we learned about Graphs. This task was pretty easy as I did this lat year with the old year 8s. I am thankful that I remember everything from last year and it stuck with me through all the lock downs that have happened. 

Epilepsy Awareness Day!

 


Epilepsy is a condition that effects the brain. People with Epilepsy can have seizures. Today our school dressed in purple to raise awareness for people with Epilepsy. Even some of our fellow friends at Pt England are affected by this condition. For everyone out there with this condition please know that we are aware. 

Ratios and Graphs

 

Task Description: Today my maths class did ratios and graphs. 

Monday, 22 March 2021

Ratio Practice

 Walt: Identify ratio


Task Description: This is today's maths task which was all about ratio. It was really easy because we did this last year. 

Moa Poster

Task Description: This task was about an animal called The Moa. We had to answer questions about this extraordinary creature and draw a picture online which as you can tell by mine was very challenging.

3.2 He aha te Taima?

 WALT: ask and answer questions about what things are.


Task description: Today in rotations we had Te Reo which is when we go in a class room and study the Maori Language, and how to properly use the word we are given. 

Friday, 12 March 2021

Delicious Division

 WALT: use our knowledge of multiplication and factors to solve division problems


Task Description: This task is all about division. This task for me was kinda difficult but some of them were easy and took me about 5-10 minutes to finish them.  

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Ngā tau

 WALT: to count up to 100


Task Description: Today was our first rotations for the year and this is the first task we did. It was really easy and I worked with my buddy Simon on the create task. 

Ahua word problems: addition and subtraction



Task Description: This maths task was pretty easy and took me about 5-10 minutes to finish. 

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Kauri Island Level 4

 

Task Description: Today for literacy we had to read a story called Kauri island. I worked with my friend Simon on this and as you can see I mentioned him on the last page because we helped each other on both of our pictures. Hope you enjoy, make sure to write me a nice comment on things I did good and things I could improve on. 

Presenting Place Value 2

 Walt: identify the importance of place value


Task Description: Today I couldn't join the Google meet because I was helping my mum around the house and lost track of time. I decided to do the work on it and I got it done. I can admit that I found this very challenging but I ended up finishing it after a while.  

Monday, 1 March 2021

Adoring Addition 2

 Walt: Solve addition problems involving decimals


Task Description: Since we have once again moved into another lock down in Auckland we have moved on to online learning. This task was one of the first tasks for Math's they gave us. It was mostly about solving questions using decimals. 

Man and Sea Level 4


Explanation Writing

 Have you ever wondered why schooling is such a big part of your life? Have you ever thought it was just a big waste of time? Well let me explain to you why it’s so important and why we all need it. 


One of the key benefits of schooling is it will help you develop problem solving skills. Also the education system will help you be independent and make good life choices. Life choices are so important because as you become an adult you will encounter a lot of difficult and challenging situations. Another thing that's good about having a good education is it will land you a really good job will provide you with good team work skills, participation, etc.


As said above education will land you a well paid job, and with a well paid job you will have the financial resources to invest in business, afford to buy your dream car, live in an amazing neighborhood, and support your family's future. A good education is also very useful for paying stuff like, bills, taxes, and even student loans. 


I hope now you realize how important schooling is for everyone. 



The difference between schooling, learning, and education | by Rohan  Roberts | Medium

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Lunch with the Prime Minister

 Today was a very special day for the year 3, 4, and 7&8 because we got a visit from the Prime Minister (Jacinda Ardern) of New Zealand. Since yesterday I was at softball I had no idea this was happening. We started the day off like any other day but then we got informed that the Prime Minister, which is one of the most important people in New Zealand, was coming to have lunch with us. She came here because of an email that some of the students at Pt England wrote to her all about the amazing yummy lunches.

Right when she walked through the doors we were in the middle of singing. Right when we finished that song we sat down in silence with big, happy, and welcoming smiles. She was really inspiring and said a lot of amazing quotes for us. One of them was " You don't have to be old for us to care about what you think, because we do care" another one was " If you think you can't do something think of me" she said this because she didn't think she could do all the work that a Prime Minister goes through but she tried it and ended up doing an outstanding job. 

Then after all the amazing speeches from both Mr Burt and the Prime Minister we all said grace then went back to our classes to eat lunch. She rotated around our space and talked about how the lunches were. She came to room 4 and spent most of her time with us which was such a blessing. 



 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The Deca Tree

 🌳The Deca Tree This is Day 12 challenge... - The Maths Forest | Facebook

Today during Maths we did a question called The Deca tree, as you can see above. Our Maths class also learned that study's have shown that people who get thing right in Maths brains don't grow but people who make mistakes brains do grow. Which basically tells us that giving people easier work is bad and you have to be challenged so that your brain will grow. Me and my group worked really well together but didn't actually get a real answer but were on the right track. 

Monday, 22 February 2021

Maths Vocab: Number

 WALT:  describe and define key mathematical concepts

Task Description: Today we worked on our Maths Vocab. This task didn't really take long and was pretty simple.