Sunday, 16 December 2018

Who Am I?

For the past previous week LS2 have been working on a challenge called Who Am I? This challenge is like Where Am I from but instead it is based on famous people around the world such as Tenzing Norgay, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana etc. There were 10 people and for the task given we were to write down who they are, where there from, why are they famous, quote (if they have one), 5 facts about them, their country on google maps, their flag, and a picture of them. This was a lot of work which is why I was working with Ofa and Alex. 

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Where in the world am I

This Week Mrs Anderson has set a task for LS2 called Where in the world am I? This challenge has numerous of remarkable places in the world. What we were to do was find out what the place is, where the place is standing, when it was built, who uses the building and why is there or why is it built. We also wrote 5 interesting facts about that place/building. There were 10 different places in the world we worked on which was the Great Mosque of Heart, Eiffel Tower, Burj Khalifa, Statue of Liberty, Grand Palace, Buckingham Palace, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Mona Lisa, Taj Mahal, and the Sydney Opera House. We were to work with a partner which was called our ‘’travel buddy’’ and my travel buddy was Ofa. The most interesting building Ofa and I learnt about was the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We learnt that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was built 515 years old ago which was years ago. We also learnt that The Leaning Tower of Pisa wa just one of the buildings that is leaning there are other such as the Campanile of San Nicola, and the Campanile of San Michele.

Recipe for ANZAC Biscuit

This was my last activity and I chose to do Recipe for ANZAC Biscuit. I learnt that ANZAC Biscuit are made out of Oats, Coconut, flour, Sugar, Butter, Syrup, Baking soda and water. After I finished this activity I feel like I want to try and make own ANZAC Biscuit.

Alphabet Key of New Zealand

For my fourth activity for the City of Sails Challenge. I made a Alphabet Key of New Zealand. It was quite hard to find a word that start from X and Z but I manage to found it. Reason that I chose to do Alphabet Key of New Zealand is that I don't normally do so I thought it is a good opportunity to try new activity.

Welcome sign for someone who is coming to Auckland

One of the City Of sails Challenge I made a DLO that shows Welcome sign for someone who is coming to Auckland. The Haere Mai means Welcome and Tamaki macau rau means Auckland. The reason that I put silver furn is that Silver furn is our national leave.

Collage of Auckland

This week we were focusing on the City of Sails Challenge. One of the activity that I chose to do was to make a DLO that shows a Collage of Auckland. For my collage I put Auckland City, Harbour Bridge. Sky Tower, Britomart in City, One Tree Hill and ASB Classic.

Sir Ernest Rutherford

Today LS2 were put into groups of four and in those groups we were to research and then create a comic strip on a New Zealander that invented something, my group (Jeremiah, Fraidoon, Alex and I) chose to research Sir Ernest Rutherford. Sir Ernest Rutherford was the first person to split an atom, although he himself didn't split an atom he developed the theory that lead to the first atom being split. Sir Ernest Rutherford was born in New Zealand but later moved to England.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Label Coat of Arms in NZ

This week we have been learning about City of Sails. There are lots of task yo choose from. These activity are based on City of Sails. There are 48 activities that I can do. One of the task that I chose was called Label Coat of Arms in NZ. For this activity I need to label a some of the parts in Coat of Arms in New Zealand.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Victorian era

This week we have been learning about Victoria era. Our first activity was to chose one of the task from Victorian time. We chose to research about School life in Victorian time. I found that if we did something wrong we would get a very scary punishment. For example get hit by a cane. I think we are lucky to be born now because we don’t get hit when we came late. For my second activity I draw a own Steampunk art that shows a beetle. After I finish drawing that image I take a photo and trace that image on my chrome book. My third activity was make a DLO that shows what is Steampunk Art. For this activity I worked with Fraidoon, Ofa and Reneir. 

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Maori Battalion Medal

This week we have been drawing our own medal for the Maori Battalion. For my medal I draw two silver furn. This shows a New Zealand. The reason that I chose to give this medal to Miro Amohau is that he shows a great confidence in World War 1. I really enjoy creating a medal that shows Maori Battalion Medal. 

Animation & Digital Art Classes

As a part of Animation we are teaching the class how to draw a Animation using a google draw and google slide. This DLO tells a how to draw a animation and I think this DLO helps when you want to draw a animation. To create this DLO I worked Alex, Sanujan and Jack.  

What interview question would you ask author

For this task I made a DLO that shows What interview question would you ask an author. I chose to ask six question and think. One of the question that I really want to ask is If you weren't an author what would be your second choice? 

Tech Reflection Last Session

Today was the last session of the Tech and we have been doing Kahoot. The reason that we did Kahoot is that we worked really hard for 8 weeks and completing the lots of tasks. I manege to came 2nd place. The question was about General Knowledge. 

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Maori Battalion Timeline

This term for Inquiry we were learning about World War 1. Today, Julian, Nevaeh, Josh and I worked together as a group to complete the Maori Battalion Timeline DLO. This shows the timeline of the Maori Battalion's time on the battle field. We all show a lot of respect to the people who have fought for our king and country. I learnt that narratives (Maori people) are not allowed to take part in the war between the white races because of the skin colour. The white skin and the dark skin people were separated. They also have different jobs the British got the better jobs and the Maoris got the worst and least paying jobs after the war. In the battle field they worked as a team and became friends. Then went their separate ways.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Athletics Day

Today at PBS we have been doing a Athletics Day. The activity that we did was Shot put, long jump, sponge relay, frisbee into net, ring toss, surf live savers and rob the nest. I really enjoyed doing all of the activities but my most favorite activity was throwing the frisbee into net because I like playing frisbee. It was also easy to do activities because people from Tamaki College help us. We came 3rd which is blue team. In my group there was Mataio, Tiava, Jay Don and Jericho. For the activity our group did a great team work and worked really hard. After lunch we watched a year 1 to 8 sprints.

Tech Reflection 2

This was my second activity for the Tech. The task was to create a digital version of own charity box. The purpose for this charity box is for Protect the Tree. The reason that I chose to do a Protect the Tree is that I like nature.

Tech Refleaction

This is my first activity for the Tech. The activity was to find a all of the photo that I have been created this term at tech. It was quite easy to find because most are in my file. My favorite activity was Tree charity box because I like painting and creating something.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

(English) Vegetables - (Maori) Hua whenua

As a part of Maori, today I made a DLO (poster) that shows a maori word for the different types of vegetables. I learnt that some of the vegetables sounds similar with a English name. The task was to just use the maori name so we can understand by looking at the photos.

Two different books - Billinaire Boy & Bad Guys

As part of Book Week (which was last week) we were to pick one of the MI Matrix Book Week challenges. There were different types of amazing challenge such as draw a setting from a book you have read or create a 'rap' to create reading. Ofa and I have decided to do the activity where we make a Venn diagram showing two different book we like. Ofa choose Billionaire Boy. The things that were similar between my book and Ofa' book was that the Authors were both Male, they were both written in English, and it's both Fictional books. 

Read Theory Progress 2017 - 2018

As part of Reading today LS2 have been making the graph that shows our Read Theory Progress. I chose to do 2017 and 2018 progress. The one of that thing that I learnt was my reading progress were very improved from 2017 to 2018. I am very proud of myself and hope to go up a level.  

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

Image result for kahoot

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.