Thursday, 27 September 2018

Key Into Evaluation - Miki 2018 T3 W10

Key into Evaluation
Level Three Set T1

Evaluation requires the skills or reorganisation and inference.  Answers must come from the information in the story. Look for keywords. Consider the writer’s intent.

Dangerous Substance

“... and finally you must be extremely careful when handling dihydrogen monoxide,” Ken said, having explained all the do’s and don’ts of the job.

Keeping a straight face the foreman looked across at the other plumbers.  “It’s a very dangerous substance, very dangerous indeed.”

“In what way?” asked Callum, innocent in the ways of tradesmen and the way they have traditionally behaved towards new apprentices.

“Well for starters, it can cause excessive sweating.  In its gaseous state it can cause severe burns and when it’s inhaled it’ll cause immediate death.  It’s well recognised by the scientific world as a major component in acid rain as well as being a cheif contributor to erosion.  Now if that’s not enough, it also decreases the effectiveness of automobile brakes.

So you see, it’s important to treat it with the utmost respect.”

Callum looked nervously at the others who had stopped working to listen to Ken’s description.

“Now one of your chief responsibilities on this job involves this substance.  Do you see that shed over there?”

Callum looked at the battered old structure on the edge of the building site that Ken was pointing at and nodded.

“Well in there is an old white kettle.  Your task is to ever so carefully fill it up with dihydrogen monoxide, plug the kettle into the socket and then wait until it boils.  You’ll have to do this three times a day. In fact,” said the foreman looking at his watch, “it’s time to do it right now!”

a.  How long had Callum been working at this job?  Why do you say that?
He was working for a 1 week because he still doesn't know how to do his job.
b.  What do you think the dangerous substance is?  Why do you say that?
I think the dangerous substance is the water because dihydrogen is basically water.

c.  Was Ken serious when telling Callum about dihydrogen monoxide?  Why do you say that?
Ken was serious when telling callum about dihydrogen monoxide because he say he need to be extremely careful.

d.  Why was he told to boil it up three times a day?
He told to boil it up three times a day to make the water clean.

Reaction question:

Do you think Ken was funny?  Why do you say that?
No because he just use different term for water.

For reading we did a Key into Evaluation. Then I answered the all of the question after I read all of the poem. It was quite hard because I need to write a reason. I think this helps my reading and vocabularies. I learnt that Dihydrogen Monoxide is very dangerous chemical.

Kiwi Sports

Today is the last session for the Kiwi sports so we chose the game that we want to play. First we played the game called Dodge ball. Next we played a octopus. I think it was very great idea that we can chose our favorite games. 

CARE Awards (Excellence and Innovation) and Certificate

Today at assembly I was given my excellence and innovation badge and a certificate. To get this badge I had to work very hard. I finished 5 tasks which were awesome and after I got everything signed off I had to go speak to Mr Johnston (Our Schools Principal). My favorite task was my personal passion which was tennis. When I got my award/badge I was very happy and excited. To get the certificate I got I had to work hard and show respect from the start of the term and to the end of the term.


This week for reading we were reading the poem about DHMO. Then we need to make a poster that shows DHMO is the dangerous chemical. The DHMO is stands for Dental Health Maintenance Organization. I learnt that DHMO don't have a color so it's hard to find.

Tech Reflection

Today at Tech I made a logo that shows about forest. The reason that I chose to make a logo about protecting the forest was lots of people cutting the tree and breaking the place that animals house. Then we curry on the making charity box from last week. I was the first one to complete all of the task. To complete all of the task I worked really hard. These are the logo that I made.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Willow Opening Sequence Shot Types

This week we were learning about film study. To do film study we watched the movie called Willow. This is the one of the DLO that I made and it shows a different types shot. Left photo shows example from the google and right side of the photo shows example from the Willow movie.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge

This is the second activity for the Inquiry. For this activity I need to chose a one of the famous bridge in the world and put the labeling diagram. This bridge is Akashi Kaikyō Bridge and it is in Japan. The length of this bridge is 3911 meters.

Order of Operations

This term for Maths we were learning about BEDMAS and it also called Order of Operations. Today I solve the 2 that has a 10 questions. To solve the problem I used BEDMAS. The BEDMAS is the easy way to remember the steps when you are solving. Which means if they have a Brackets, Exponents and Multiplications. You need to do Brackets first Exponents second and Multiplications last. The BEDMAS stands for Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. For this activity I worked with Carl. 

Panmure Bridge in 1865

This term for Inquiry we were learning about different types of constructions. Today I made a DLO that shows labelled diagram. For this activity I learnt that Iron came from Sydney in Australia because in 18th it doesn't have enough Iron in New Zealand. 

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Writing - How to use apostrophes

Today for writing we were learning about when do we used apostrophes and what they are. Then I made a DLO shows what an apostrophes. For this activity I worked with Josh. I learnt that apostrophes are used for 2 ways.

Reading - Labeling

Today for reading my group Ponui and Pakatoa worked together to labeling the books. The book we read was called Man made World. The reason that we chose to put the labels on the colossally and world page was it has lots of thing that we can label. For example inset, bold print or illustration. 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Panmure Bridge Cartoon

This week for Inquiry we made a Panmure Bridge Cartoon. The activity was we need to make a cartoon that need to tell the story about Panmure Bridge. To making this cartoon we check lots of time so this cartoon tell the story of Panmure Bridge.  This DLO shows time line of Panmure Bridge. For this activity I worked with my friend Josh.

Tech Reflection

Today is the 3rd week for the DVC Tech. Today I finished word drawing from last week. This week were learning about Charity box. For charity box activity I need to write similar words of  shape, slogan, topic and donate. I was the person to finish this activity. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Silver CARE - Excellent and Innovation - The 3 novels I read this term

This is my last activity that I need to do for my Silver Excellence & Innovation CARE Award. For this activity I wrote a summary on 3 novels I have read this term. I chose to summarize Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone, The Bad Guys book one and I Survived The Japanese Tsunami 2011. One of the things that I learnt was tsunamis can break strong buildings in just one hit.

BEDMAS - Order of Operation - Maths

This week for Maths we were learning about BEDMAS. The BEDMAS stands for Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. The BEDMAS my favorite maths challenge so I really enjoyed doing this activity. For this learning I worked with Carl.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Margaret Mahy

This is the extra work for reading. The activity was about find a famous New Zealand female author then wrote 10 facts, 3 pictures, 4 books they've written, 1 title and 2 references. I think finding a 10 facts was very hard because we normally find 5 facts. I learnt that Margaret Mahy was  most famous children author.

Explanations of Panmure Bridge

Why the Panmure Bridge was built.

Did you know that the purpose of Panmure Bridge is to span the river between Panmure and Pakuranga more quickly than swimming in the river. The first Panmure Bridge was built in 1865 and it was swing bridge.

In 1835 the first thing used to get across the Tamaki River was a Punt. The punt is a small boat and it can carry a small amount of people but there were some  problems with the punt. A main problem with the punt was that it could not be used when it was very windy or hard rain. Because of this problem a petition was signed and council built the first Panmure Bridge.

The first Panmure Bridge was the beam bridge and it was close to the water. The bridge was made out of Totara and Kauri trees from New Zealand.  This bridge also had a problem. It was not strong enough to carry heavy things and the deck was breaking.

The second Panmure Bridge was built in 1916. It was also a beam bridge. The material that they used to build the bridge was Kauri tree and Iron. from Sydney, Australia. At that time they didn’t have enough iron in New Zealand so we had to get it from Sydney.

In 1957 the third Panmure bridge was built. The material used was concrete and Iron. It was strong so it still spans from Panmure to Pakuranga. If you have a chance to go across any bridge look at it carefully for the shapes and designs they used to build the bridge.

I think the bridge is the very important construction to have, so people can cross the river or sea very quickly and safely. In the olden days the mailman had to use a small boat to get across the Tamaki River and deliver the mail.


This week for Writing we were writing an explanation about Why the Panmure Bridge was built. Before we wrote our plan we researched some of the facts about Panmure Bridge. During our Inquiry learning time we used our DLO to help write our explanation. I learnt that Purpose of Panmure Bridge is to easily get across the Tamaki river to Panmure, Pakuranga and Howick. If you have a chance to go across any bridge look at it carefully for the shapes and designs they used to build the bridge. I think a Bridge is a very important construction to have. 

Monday, 17 September 2018

Duffy Assembly - Michel Mulipola

Today it was special Duffy assembly at the hall. The thing that special about were Machel Mulipola came to our school and explaining about his job. The Michel Mulipola is the Samoan but New Zealand comic illustrator. He is not just illustrator he also semi professional gamer and wrestler. He is the comic books and school journey artist and illustrator. There are some Michel Mulipola's books at our school and it called Frogs. One of the thing that he told us was using our face and writing the characters emotion is easier. 

Reading - Kaimanawa Horse

This is the second challenge for the today's reading session. For this activity I need to create a PMI chart and writing about Kaimanawa Horse and also need to answer Do you believe calling animals. The PMI means Plus, Minus and Interesting chart. I learnt that scientific name of Kaimanawa is Equus ferus caballus. 

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Wheel Words

This week for reading our group did Wheel words for 10 minutes. I manage to answer 10/15 of four letter words, 3/8 of five letter words, 2/4 of six letter words and 2/3 of seven letter words. I think wheel words is the fun way for learn a new words.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

How to make a Hangi - Explanation

How to make a Hangi

The Hangi is the traditional earth oven for the maori people to celebrate their cultures for  example the Christmas dinner or Birthday party. Did you know that it takes 5 to 6 hours to make a Hangi which means if you starting at 8 o'clock in the morning and it finishes at 1 or 2 o'clock in afternoon.

To cook a Hangi first dig big hole that can fit big trays. The big hole is called a Pit. The second step is burning the wood and heating the iron and volcanic stones to 100 degrees. While the iron and rock burns a Karakia is said to pray that the forest will be protected by Tane Mahuta and food is cooked well. Normal rocks are not used because they can explode. To heat the fire pit it takes 2 hours to heat up to 700 degrees

After the fire has burned for 2 hours, the embers are removed so the food is not too smoky or acrid. The heated iron is transferred to another pit and gets covered with cabbage leaves, wet leaves or taro leaves so it steaming the meat and vegetables not baking. Next putting the Kumara, stuffing, chicken, pork, vegetables, beef to the tray. Before you putting the tray into the pit place the towel side of the pit so sand doesn't get in the food and also doesn’t get maddy.

Then put a tray into the pit. The bottom tray must be a big meat, second part is middle size meat and top part is the vegetables so meat will cook well. While waiting for the meat and vegetables to cook, you can read a book or watch TV because it takes 3 - 4 hours to cook a Hangi. When it finished you unearth the towels and sheets from the side and lifting each tray steady and carefully.

After finishing all of the steps you can prepare it for dinner and enjoy eating it. Hangi is usually cooked by men and the food is prepared by women.
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This week is the Maori language week so, for writing we were learning about how to make a Hangi. The Hangi is the traditional maori earth oven. First we watched video to remembering the facts and step for how to make a Hangi. Next we were writing lots of words and planning with partners. After the planning we separate and starting to write a own explanation. One of the thing that I felt really amazed was it takes 5 to 6 hours to make a Hangi. I learnt that women prepare the food and men cook the Hangi. I think this explanation help you if you don't know how to make a Hangi. 

Tech Reflection

Today is the second week for the DVS tech. We carry on last week's drawing. Our teacher is called Mr Pineda. I learnt how to shade a drawing. The hardest thing about drawing is the size so I used ruler to measure the words. I really looking ford for the next activity.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Bridge Testing

Today after lunch Mr Johnston came to our class to test our bridges. Our bridge was quite stable and it looks mesmerizing. Things that we did great was the triangles we used for our bridge and the PVA glue we used was very strong. Things that we didn't do well was gluing using the glue gun because the glued part was not that strong. I learnt that we need to check all of the tooth picks are properly sticking each other.

Kiwi Can Reflection

Today for Kiwi Can we played chain tag and Invisible touch. For chain tag if somebody tags you you need to hold the hands and just end people can tag other people. The Invisible touch is very similar to touch rugby but we don't use ball. The purpose of these are not get frustrated.

PauTe Hau - HIIT Training

Today for HIIT the exercise that we did were: tap step, push ups, star jumps and sit ups. The purpose of HIIT is Pau Te Hau which means Get Puffed Harder. We have been doing HIIT for 15 weeks and HIIT occurs twice a week. My favorite exercise of HIIT is Tap steps because it is very fun moving legs and arms fast. My not favorite exercise is Push ups because I need to lift my body using arm and it also hurt my arm. This training is made by AUT research and they researching our fitness.

How to solve Improper Fraction

Today as an extra task from the teacher Jeremiah, Alex and I were tasked with creating a DLO that explained how to convert mixed numerals into improper fractions. We also needed to add in a picture of the game that we were playing because for the game you need to convert mixed numerals into improper fractions. If you'd like to test your own skill with converting the two then play this game but remember to simplify.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Maths - Exponents

Our maths session today was used to revise our knowledge of exponents and to introduce it to some students who were previously in Learning Space One. Exponents or powers is a shortened version of writing a whole equation. For example, 4 x 4 x 4 = 64 but to simplify it you can write 4 with a little three in the top right corner. I found this activity easy as it was really easy to get used to and I did it last year. I completed the question sheet relatively fast and I really enjoyed doing this work. For this activity we put a DLO together to explain how we answered three of the exponent questions. For this activity I worked with Jeremiah and Alex.  

Monday, 10 September 2018

Reading - Hipposandals

Today for reading our group read the poem about Horseshoes. After we finished reading and answered the question we move of to the making DLO. For this activity I need to make the DLO that shows labeled Hipposandals. One of the thing that I learnt was Hippo is the Latin for Horse.

Reading - Labeling Vocabularies

Today for reading we have been finding out things like Titles, Bold print and other vocabularies. using labels. For this activity my group Ponui and Pakatoa worked together. It was bit easy to find because we worked collaboratively and talk to each other. 

Writing - Pick a Path Story

For writing week, we were learning to create a Pick a Path Story. Firstly we were to create a plan and we used google drawing to do this. Next we moved onto writing the stories onto a google slide. After that we opened google form and started writing down the titles, questions and answers. Writing down on the google form was easy because of the plan I  google drawing and I just need to copy and paste the questions and answers to the google form. The pick a path story, where reader gets to chose which path he goes through. I worked with Aung Naing. I'd love to say a huge thank you to Mrs Anderson because at first it was hard however after she helped us Pick a Path became really easy. 

Here is an example of Pick a Path - 
Question: Jack and his friends where at the shops
Path 1: He should wander on his own to buy things he need.
Path 2: Stick with his friends and go to shops together.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Wheel Words

Today for reading our group did wheel words. To do this we time 10 minutes to solve and I manage to found 9/17 of 4 letter words, 1/12 of 5 letter words and 1/2 of 6 letter words. I think 9 letter word is hard to find because I need to use all of the words in the wheel. 

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Building Bridge

Today for Inquiry we have continuing building bridge that we have done so far this term. We manage to put the bridge Deck and Trass together using PVA glue. After that we had a problem the problem was the trass was bending over so we used straws and Laundry Clip to stay bridge strong. I knew that we used 196 straws each straws costs 25 cents and all together it was $49. For this activity I worked with Josh, Jay - Don, Jona and Reneir. The hardest thing about today was to balancing the trass 

Kiwi Maths Award

Today for assembly I got a Kiwi Maths Participation award. To have this we must be good at maths. From our class seven people participate a Kiwi Math and also the question was hard to solve. 


Today it was Virtual Reality day. Yvonne and her research team came to our school and they are working at the Augmented human lab at Auckland University. First they explained to us about the different types of activities. My group did Magic Window which shows how the Panmure Bridge was made. Then I also watched another video, for that activity I needed to interactive the iPad and sending the mail from Pakuranga to Panmure. One of the thing that I really interested was the Heart rate wrist band and I learnt that heart rate wrist band can know my heart rate and my feeling.

Inquiry - 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in NZ Whakatu Wahine

This week we were learning about 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in NZ Whakatu Wahine. First my partner and I were answering the questions we were given on a google slide. This is the one of the DLO's that we made. This shows 5 reason that the suffrage movements was important in NZ history. For this activity I worked with Nyjah. We had a lot of fun working together.

HIIT Training - T3 W7

Today for HIIT we did Sit ups, Star Jump, High knees and Tap step. The hardest activity for today was Sit ups because I need to lift my body using my body. I think everyone did great job. The session lasted for roughly 15 minutes, and I had a lot of fun doing it.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

Today LS2 went to the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra to listening the performances. I saw a 4 different sections which is Brass, Woodwind, Percussion and Strings. For Bass it was trumpet, trombone, tuba and french horn, For woodwind it was Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Piccolo and Clarinet. For Percussion it was Drum, Symbols and Triangle. For Strings it was Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. I watched the three performances. It was lots of people came and listening the Orchestra. Also I saw a performance from the St Kents and Ngatapawae college. Conductor was using stick to make the instrument on time.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Building Bridge

For Inquiry we were building bridges. Today our group manege to finish main part which is Deck and Sides. To build the bridge properly we worked collaboratively and talked to each other. The hardest thing was using the glue and sticking the tooth picks. Our challenge was to make a strongest bridge that can curry heavy things. We also need to measure length and width and counting the tooth pick that we had used. The tooth pick costs 25 cents each. For this learning I worked with Josh, Jay Don and Reneir.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Fraction Problem (Mixed Numerals and Improper Fraction)

Today for Maths we did a Mixed Numerals and Improper Fraction. First I complete 10 Mixed Numerals question and then made a 10 Improper Fraction and shearing our question to other partners. After finishing these thing my partner Carl and I made a DLO that shows how to solve the Mixed Numerals and Improper Fractions.