Thursday, 15 November 2018

Wolves - Emily Gravett

Wolves is a book written by the amazing author Emily Gravett. The book wolves is about a rabbit who went to the library to read a book about wolves. While the rabbit read the book he learnt that: wolves can adapt to different climates, they have sharp claws, and they eat large animals like deer and bison. The thing that really caught his attention was that they also eat rabbits. In the book there are a range of amazing illustrations and the book is cleverly written. It is a new style of writing which is a signature technique used by Emily Gravett. For this book Jeremiah and I wrote five things that people believe wolves do. e.g. wolves howl at the moon. On the other side of that chart is facts that either prove that the ideas are true or that they are false.


Production Plan of Charity Box

This week for Tech I made a DLO that shows a Production of Charity box. It was quite easy to write a steps because I already done once. Also I complete T-Shirts Painting.  

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Favourite Author

This week is book week and to celebrate this occasion we answering the question that connect to the book. Then after that I made a graph that shows who is the most favorite author. I learnt that J.K Rowling is the most favorite author in our class.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Armistice Day|Personal Research Challenge Pt 1

Today for our Personal Research Challenge LS2 was given a task which was to create a question chart about World War 1. Fraidoon (partner) and I have questions such as: How long did soldiers train for?, what kind of food did they?, how many soldiers died from firing squads? etc. The question Fraidoon and I researched more about was: How were soldiers punished for not following their orders? Fraidoon and I have learnt that if soldiers were drunk on post their punishment could be death but it can be tied to a rope for 2 hours. Did you know that soldiers were also sent to court and if they were found guilty for breaking one of the rules they were shot. Being killed and tied by rope wasn't the only punishment. Soldier were also put on cleaning duties meaning they were to clean the dishes and also the toilets which was worse than cleaning the dishes. 

World War 1 - Main Disease

This was my second activity. I chose to research about what are the main diseases that happened in World War 1. I learnt that more than 2 million people died of disease and I think it is a very huge amount of people. For this task I worked with Carl.

World War 1 - What was the popular food in during World War 1

Today for learning we made a DLO that shows a one of the ideas that we want to know more about. We chose to search about What was the popular food in during World War 1. I learnt that Maconochie's meat stew and hard biscuits can stay fresh for a long time. For this task I worked with Carl. 

Monday, 12 November 2018

Difference between Fiction and Nonfiction

This is officially our third activity for our book week challenge. I enjoyed this because we used our own knowledge to complete this task. We hope this will help others with the difference of Fiction and Nonfiction books. For this activity I worked with Nyjah.

Book Measuring

Today I have created a DLO with  Marieta working out some maths. We have measured out the Withd, Length and Height of each book. We used our library books to finish this activity. The books we used were called 400 minutes dange, Lemony Snicket and Zeke Meeks.

New Cover for our favorite book

This week is the Book Week. Today I and my partner Carl made a DLO that shows our new design for favorite book. It was quite hard to find the design because i want a very interesting background.

Book Week Challenge

This week we have been celebrating Book Week because this week is the Book Week. This was the first challenge that we have given. The challenge was to make a DLO that shows a time line of the books that I have been reading. My most favorite book is a Closet Adventure because that book hooks me in very strong and also it was very interesting to read. I learnt that when I was young, the book that I have been reading were picture books but now I'm reading a novel books. This shows that I can read novel book and my reading have improved.  

Armistice Day - War is Over

Today, since it is nearly armistice day Ofa and I have created another illustration based on the day after World War 1. After World War 1 ended the field war empty and all that was left was crosses. Ofa and I have also included a little sentence that tells what our picture is talking about. 

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Armistice Day Commemoration Assembly

This Sunday it is a 100 years for the World War One Armistice day. Today at the field we did a our own Armistice commemoration. It was great opportunity to had a special Assembly because we can commemorate the World War One. For the special assembly the member from the New Zealand Defense Force and board of trustees members. When the reveille was happened we watched a flag is going down then up. 

Armistice Day

This week on Sunday we have a Armistice Day. Today I draw a illustration that shows Armistice Day. The reason that I chose just Black and grey is that to show the illustration was old. The hardest thing to draw was a person's hand because hand have a lots of small details.


Today for Tech I manage to finish my charity bow. My Charity box were about Protect the Tree. I had fun doing this task because I really enjoy painting and cutting. Hardest thing was to stick the bottom parts together.

Tech Reflection

Today for tech we were to finish off our charity boxes. Ofa and I are the first two to finish our charity boxes so we were asked to complete a DLO with simple questions based on our charity boxes such as: What could you do different to make your charity box better looking? Ofa and I answer that we could make our charity box look better by adding more color. Ofa's charity box is based on protecting the forest and my charity box is based on helping the homeless. Ofa and I have had a lot of fun making our charity boxes.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Goody Goody GumDrops Ice Cream - Critical Analysis

This week we were learning about Advertising which help us for the test. For this activity I made a DLO that shows that advertising are in the Tip Top Goody Goody Gum Drops. I worked with Ofa and Sank Kyaw to complete this task.

Armistice Day

This term for Inquiry we were learning about World War 1. Today we made a DLO that shows a collage of the Armistice Day. The Armistice day is the end of the world war 1 which was in 1918. The reason we are learning about World War 1 is that this year is the 100 years of the Armistice day. I worked with Carl to complete this task. 

Monday, 5 November 2018

World War 1 Check list

This term for Inquiry we were learning about World War 1. The reason that we are learning about war is that this year is the 100 years of the peace. This task was to written down all of the facts that I know about World war 1. After that we checked for 15 minutes and also add some of the facts that missing from the our information. For this activity I worked with Aung Naing to complete.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Collaborative Comprehension

This week week we were reading the poem called Battle of the Somme so we can remind what are the Reading Test are look like. For this activity we worked with pairs to solve the problem. The question that were asking us were quite hard because this was our first time read this poem and also question we tricky. This learning also link to the Inquiry because this years is the 100 years of Peace. So this poem talks about war. I think this learning helps my reading test because I now know how to solve. I worked with San Kyaw to complete this task. 

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Maths Problem

This week for Maths we were learning about percentages. First I need to answered the lots of the question on the paper. After I finished solving problem I made a DLO three question that I chose and explained how to solve. For this activity I worked with Carl.


This week for Maori we were learning about days, week and weather in Maori. It was quite hard because it was my first time doing this. After I finished Maori and English sentence that shows the weather in Auckland we drew the illustration that shows the weather on each day. 

Monday, 29 October 2018

Reading - Poem (Did I Miss Anything)

Did I Miss Anything?

Question frequently asked by students after missing a class

Nothing. When we realised you weren’t here
we sat with our hands folded on our desks
in silence, for the full two hours
Everything. I gave an exam worth
40 percent of the grade for this term
and assigned some reading due today
on which I’m about to hand out a quiz
worth 50 percent

Nothing. None of the content of this course
has value or meaning
Take as many days off as you like:
any activities we undertake as a class
I assure you will not matter either to you or me
and are without purpose

Everything. A few minutes after we began the last time
a shaft of light descended and an angel
or other heavenly being appeared
and revealed to us what each woman or man must do
to attain divine wisdom in this life and the hereafter
This is the last time the class will meet
before we disperse to bring this good news to all people
on earth

Nothing. When you are not present
how could something significant occur?

Everything. Contained in this classroom
is a microcosm of human existence
assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
This is not the only place such an opportunity has been

but it was one place

And you weren’t here

(Tom Wayman)

There are two ‘voices’ in the poem.
Who do you think it talking in the Nothing verses?
I think Nothing will be the Students.

Who do you think is talking in the Everything verses?
I think Everything will be a Teacher.

Choose 5 interesting words from this poem and explain what they mean.
  • Revealed - Revealed means that unknown or secret information.
  • Disperse - Disperse means that something is spretting out.
  • Significant - Having a particular meaning
  • Microcosm - Microcosm means a small group.
  • Existence - Existence means that something that exist or alive.

Take ONE of the verses in the poem and illustrate it.
Verse one -

Find out 5 facts about the poet Tom Wayman.

  1. He was born in 13th of August 1945 at Hawkesbury, Canada.
  2. He has published 21 poetry.
  3. He wrote a first poetry in 1973. (When he was 28 years old)
  4. Wayman’s father was Pulp Mill chemist
  5. He has written Poetry, Novels, Short Fiction, Anthologies and Criticism.


For reading we read the poem about Did I Miss Anything. I learnt that this poem has written by Tom Wayman. I had fun doing this activity because question were quite hard and I need to illustrate the verse. For this learning I worked with Carl. 

Kahoot - Writing Explanation

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For writing we made a question on Kahoot that tells about explanation. First we find the group of three. I worked with Josh and Sanujan. It was quite hard to make a question because we need to make a 12 question and it need to be a challenge and creative. 

Read Theory

Today for reading we did a read theory. Our focus was that read carefully and level up our grade. I manage to be a level six on twice in a row. To be a level 6 it was very hard because the question that were asking me was quite tricky. 

Explanation Writing - How has technology changed the way we learn?

How has technology changed the way we learn?
Did you know technology is changing every year? In the olden days at school they used Slate to write with, but over we now use Chromebooks and iPad to write with.

Slate is a board that we can write with using a chalk. They are called slate because it is made out of slate. Slate were very important to students in school but slate has one problem. Students couldn’t rewind their work.

Then whiteboards were common to be used because it is easy to use and very important to the student in school. They can erase the words easily and quicker than a pencil or chalk but this was still can’t rewind their work.

Schools have started to use Chromebook and iPad. This has helped students do their work. Students can write faster, search information and delete words. They can also save your work so they can rewind. Now we can share the work to everyone in the World using a blog.

In 2018 we don’t use slate to write because we have a new technology called iPad and Chromebook. This shows schools have changed a lot of technology so we might don’t use Chromebook and iPad in the future as well.

This week for writing we are learning about how technology changed the way we learn. Then we wrote a explanation about how does technology change over time. To write a explanation we watched a you-tube video and wrote down the list of information. Next we searched up some of the information so we can check or add to the list.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Emotive Words

This week for Reading we were learning about Emotive Words. It was a bit challenging answering the task that we were given because I didn't know what emotive words were. Now I have done this task I understand what emotive words are.Then I  made  DLO that shows negative words and positive words.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Unity - Values

Today Mrs Anderson has started to teaching Learning Space Two about values that are missing from our class room. To expand our knowledge Mrs Anderson asked us to choose one of the values that we know already and make a DLO that will make it more clear to our global audience. Jeremiah and I worked together and we worked as equal partners to complete this work. 

Kiwi Sports - Boxing

This term for Kiwi Sports we were learning about Boxing and it was our first session of boxing. First we did a worming up activity called touch the partners shoulder or knee. If you get touched one of them we need to do a burpee. Today we learnt two types of moves which is jab and cross. It was quite fun doing this learning. We also learnt that boxing is mostly about foot work not a arm work. 

Tech Reflection

This week for Tech we finished our charity box. Today Mr Pineda which is our Tech teacher were not in the class room so Mr Mackenzie-Brown came and help us. For my charity box I wrote about Protect the tree, plant the tree and more. 

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Reading - Wheel Words

This week for reading we did a worm up game called wheel words. This activity helps us to learn new words or find new words. I manage to found 7/15 of 4 letter words, 3/7 of 6 letter words. 1/1 of 9 letter words. 

Fraction Game

Today for math I played the game called Doggy Fraction game. I manage to came 1st place for five times in a low. The question that I need to answer were fractions. It was very hard to come first because the people playing this game were quite good. 

Maths Problem

Today we played the Radius and Diameter game on Khad Academy and we were to make a DLO with three of the problems and explain how we solved the three questions. For one of the questions it says: If the radius is 7.5 what is the diameter. This was pretty easy because all you had to do was times 7.5 by 2. The answer was 15. There were 2 others that we explained in our DLO. If you don't know what the radius and the diameter is well the radius is half the circle and the diameter is times the radius. 

Radius, diameter and Circumference

Today for math we were learning about radius, diameter and circumference. It was quite easy to answer because I already learn this activity. The radius is the half of the circle and diameter is the half of the circle x2. 

Monday, 22 October 2018

Informal to Formal Language

For reading we were learning about differences between Formal language and Informal language. Last week we found the differences between these two. This week we were changing the Informal language to Formal language. After I finished the examples we made a DLO to explain one of the activities that I have completed.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Niuean Language Week

This week is the Niuean Language Week. Today I made a DLO that shows name of the fruits and name of the Animals into Niuean Language. I think this DLO helps to learn some Niuean Language. For this activity I worked with Carl. Push the words that you want to listen so you can know the sounds.

Kiwi Can Reflections - Respect for our School

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This week for Kiwi Can we were learning about Respect for our school. First we talks about What are our rules, Why do we have rules and CARE values. The reason that we have rule is to make safe and when we grow up we can go to a proper job. In our school we have some rules for example, no fizzy drinks, wear proper uniform and more. Our school we have a CARE values first one are Confidence which means don't be shy and step up. The second cone is Attitude which is working hard and stands up. Next is Respect which is being polite and nice to the student or teachers. The last one is Excellence and Innovations. Innovations means that thinking a new things. 

Tech last Activity

This was my last activity for my Tech challenge. The activity was about writing the plan about Charity box. For example colour, shape and slogans. I chose to make a charity box about Protect the Tree and colors that I am going to use are Green, Brown, Yellow and White.

Tech - Missions

This was my first activity for the Tech. Today I complete this 3D shape Missions. It was quite easy to solve because I already know lots shapes and names. The hardest challenge was last activity because I need to control the person using the keyboard.

The link for this activity is here - LINK

Tech Reflections

This is my second activity for the Tech. The challenge was to build the charity box that I have been coloring in. It was bit hard to stick because it was no instructions but I manage to complete this task. 

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Inquiry - Peace

This term for Inquiry we were learning about Peace. The reasons behind it is simple. We were learning about this to as an commemoration all the soldier that fought in the World War 1 and 2. Did you know that it has been 100 years since World War 1 ended. I learnt that peace symbols were designed in 1958 by the British artist and designer Gerald Holtom. We think peace is important words to have because 'Peace is when there is freedom from war, argument and live together without violence. Also respect values and get a long together with each other'. For this activity I worked with Josh and Aung Naing.

National Shakeout Day

Today is the 2018 October the 18th which is a National Shakeout Day. We learnt that if the Earthquake comes we need to do three simple step which is Drop, Cover and Hold. For this activity I worked with Carl and Reneir. One of the thing that I learnt was first Shakeout day was on the 2012 October the 18th. I think it is very important to know what we need to do when the earthquake comes.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Explanations Writing - Camels

How have camels adapted to their environment?

Did you know that Camels can survive on the desert without the water for 30 days! The reason that camels can lived in a desert for long time is that they get use to their environment.

In desert we can see a lot of sand and it is very dry and hot. Normally the temperature will be a 42 degrees so camels have a thick pads to protect their feet and also chest so they can lay down on the sand to rest. Also in desert they don’t see lots of plants because it is too hot for them to grow but one of the famous plants can be grown. Which is a Cactus.

The camels also have a thick lips to eat bone, twig and cactus. The cactus has a lots of water so it helps to hydrate themselves. In desert it also has a very strong wind and to protect them camels have a double eyelashes and lots of hair around the body, also inside a ears and camels can close and open their nose.

The humps are made out of fat. Camel used a hump fat as a food or water source. To walk on the sand for long time they need a strong legs so they have a skinny and strong legs. Also flat feet so they don’t sink in the sand. The colour of the camels also helps to blend them in their environment.

We can understand that each animal changes their body to get use to their
environment. For example penguin lived in a cold place so they have a lots of
fat on their body to keep them warm.

This week for writing we were writing the explanations about How have camels adapted to their environment? We also have been looking on how physical changes have helped the camel survive in the desert. To write a explanations we watched a three videos that tells the information about camels. 

Intermediate Tennis Tournament

Today and yesterday I went to the scarbro tennis center to play the Intermediate Inter School Tennis Tournament. It was very hard to play but I manage to came 4th for the hole tournament. The reason that I went there was to represent our school. At the tournament there was lots of people playing tennis. 

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Formal and Informal Letters


Today for reading we were learning about Formal Letters and Informal Letters. I understand that Formal language is the language used for greeting card, Email, Workmates, parents or grand parents. The Informal language is the language used to text massage, talking to the friends, grocery list or talking to the family. The top writing shows example of formal sentence and bottom sentence shows example of informal sentence. To understand the top sentence are the formal they used 'I am writing to complain, Condition of the playground, a great deal of litter'. Also you can understand that bottom sentences are the Informal because they used the word 'How are you, dead busy and to get ready.