Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey


Christmas in Switzerland

To celebrate Christmas we got into groups of four and worked collaboratively to find out about Christmas in different countries all around the world. My group worked on Switzerland and we found a lot of interesting things about Switzerland like how they call their Santa Samichlaus. .To show our learning we recorded our google slides using screencastify. I worked on this DLO with Ma'ata, Calvin, Sylis, and Lyric. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Clean Up Crew

Our maths focus yesterday was geometry. To help us with this we did a coordinates challenge were you have to follow the directions. If it says 6, 3 you have to go across first then you have to go down to get the correct mark. I think I found this easy because I have worked with coordinates before and it came up with a weird picture.

Google Logo Game

For our self management we played the Google Logo Game. In this game I have used resilience. I didn't quit I tried my best to go to the next level. For this game I had to use codes so that the bunny was able to eat all the carrots that is set for him. After finishing that level you go to a more challenging level that has more carrots. 

Tech Reflection 2017

This year was the year 8's second time going to tech at Tamaki College. This year I did: food tech with Mrs Heka, graphics with Miss Ferguson, and hard materials with Mr Grundy. They were all great but my favorite is food tech. In food tech we made really nice food. The first thing we made with Mrs Heka was kebabs and potato salad. With Ms Ferguson we learnt how to make a clock. With Mr Grundy we learnt how to make stained glasses. We also learnt how to cut glass. I have learnt many skills from these activities like how to make: stains glasses, clocks, and different foods. These were some of the many skills I learnt this year thanks to tech.

Summer Learning Journey

        On behalf of Rachel, Hazel came to our assembly on Friday, to talk to us about the Summer Learning Journey 2017 - 2018. The Summer Learning Journey is a free blogging challenge for children year 1 - 8. The theme for this year is going back in time. This year we will be looking at the past of New Zealand and the early settling here. 

Monday, 4 December 2017

Social Science Studys

As usual last week we went to tech. We were finishing off our stained glasses. After tech we were invited to stay a bit longer to do a different activity. I was put in social science with Ms Apelu. My favorite part of social science was the first activity. The activity was to play this game called pursed. Because we used google maps to find what city we were in. For the second activity we used google earth we had to roll the dice and see where we landed. I landed in Mallocra, Spain. So I had to find facts that would persuade Mrs Anderson to go to Mallorca. Here is what I wrote so far:

Dear Mrs Anderson we have been researching different locations for your next holiday. We think you should go to Mallorca in Spain. The first reason why we think you should go to Mallorca is because it is a famous landmark in Spain. The second reason is that Mallorca is in Spain.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Times Tables

On Monday Mrs Anderson's maths group created a DLO using any maths strategy that we wanted. Me and my partner Nickaela decided to choose this strategy because it is simple and easy to use. The questions that we were solving is: How many green triangles mama needs to make a Tivaevae. To find out what the answer to the question is listen to our Screencastify that explains how we got our answer.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Hot Money - Summarising

Image result for hot money by bill nagelkerke

Mishaan and I created this DLO because in reading we have been doing novel study's. Mishaan and I picked this book called Hot Money and started reading up to chapter 2. After we finished reading the book we decided to do a summary  about what we have read so far. We wrote down 20 important words from the text. Then we picked the 6 most important words from the 20 words. Next we formed a sentence with the 6 most important words. I really enjoyed working collaboratively with my partner Mishaan.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Badminton - Week 3

Today for Kiwi Sports with Kevin, we were learning how to grip the racket for forehand and backhand, and how to control our swing and the direction of the shuttlecock. We began by practicing volleying the shuttlecock on our rackets. Then we had to get a partner and one person threw the shuttlecock and the other person had to try and hit it back to them.  We then had a rally with our partner to see how many times we could hit it back and forward to each other. We also learnt about the stance to use when moving towards the shuttlecock. My partner today for badminton was Joshua V.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Writing Explanation

How children learn at school

Children are curious to know things. They learn in many different ways. If they don’t know what to do they ask for help. They watch others and copy them because learning is a big part of their lives.

They are curious to learn things because they want to be able to do it. They ask for feedback and feed forward so that they can improve in the areas they need more improvement on. They watch their friends to learn new things. They help themselves by taking risks.

They learn about things that interests them. When children take risks  not only are they learning learning new things, they also get an experience of what it is like.

Children practice their skills to improve their learning. One of the things they do is ask questions and focus more. They gain knowledge from others by asking and use it to improve their skills.

Children are curious to learn things. Not all the time children know what to do so, they ask questions. They learn in many different ways. learning is a big part of their lives. They watch others and copy them.

I wrote this together with my partner Oh hsen. After we had finished we went to another pair and asked them to proof read it. We also asked them to give us feedback and feed-forward.


On Friday Mrs Grant showed us how to use Screencastify. Mrs Grant was teaching us step by step. We then started to make our screencastify's. What we did was find one of our maths DLO's to do a screencastify about and I have chosen my fractions DLO. My question is 112 + 84. Before Mrs Grant came to show us how to record using screencastify, LS2 made a script so we could be prepared and so we know what to say while we are recording about our Math DLO's. I really enjoyed learning how to make a screencastify because it is easier for me now to record about my thinking and work.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mary Seacole

This week my task was to research someone with a positive attitude despite the difficulties they have faced. The person that I found was Mary Seacole. I choose her because I think she has a positive attitude despite the difficulties and I know this because she was a Nurse and was injured in the Crimean war. For this activity I was working with Sakae and Ma'ata.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Elections - Democracy

Last week I have been working with my group making a DLO about democracy. This DLO will tell you guys some information about democracy. What I have really enjoyed about doing this activity is that I got to do this DLO with my group which are Magenta, Nickalea, and Jay - don.

Kiwi Can Challenges

Our Kiwi can topic this term is facing challenges and how we can overcome them. Today we played a few games that were either easy or challenging. One of them was to bring an object to real life using your team mates. You had to have 2 people in the ring and use a idea that hasn't been used before. I think that challenge was the hardest because you only had a short time to think of a new idea.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The Princess Bride - Fantasy Conventions


This term we started to do a film study on The Princess Bride movie. I created this DLO about the conventions in the movie. On my DLO I have explained what we did and what I leant. I liked how we all worked together as a class.

Monday, 25 September 2017


Our focus for this morning was we got to make a DLO on elections. What My group has done was we all worked together on different slides and answer some question that has to do with elections. The people I have been working with are Magenta, Jay don, and Nickeala.

Scale Drawing

Last week we were focusing on scale drawings. For this we drew a grid on our original image. After we had our enlargement, we drew the grids on to our enlargement paper. We had 1 cm on our original and 2 cm and ratio 1;2 on our enlargement paper. Next we drawled the original image on the enlargement paper by filling in box by box.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Elections - Prime Minister


Election - Padlet

Our focus for today is to complete our 3 tasks about elections. This task is task one, For task one we made a padlet that explains and answers these three question and they are: what is an election, why we have an election, and what happens during an election.

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Wednesday Wars


Today is read an ebook day, I decided to read this book called The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt from the Tamaki College overdrive. This book is about Holling Hoodhood he is a seventh grader in 1967. In his school, the student body is largely divided between Catholics and Jews, and every Wednesday both groups go to their separate churches for religious classes. You can find this book on the tamaki college overdrive site.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Say It Tika

Since it is Maori language week our focus for today in the afternoon was to go on to this site called "Say It Tika" and it is sponsored by google maps and Vodafone. What I have enjoyed about this activity is that I got to learn a new Maori word and try and say it correctly. 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Tech - Hard Materials - Stained Glass

Last week we rotated and the Yr 8's went to hard materials with Mr Grundy. Mr Grundy is teaching us how to make stained glass. Last week we started drawing designs and this week we finished our designs and Mr Grundy gave us a board, a glass cutter, a ruler, a pliers, and a sponge of oil. Next we had to practice cutting the glass. Sadly we had to pack up and that was the end. 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

I read this book on the Tamaki College over drive site. This book is called Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth. In this first in a series of delightful chapter books, Fancy Nancy takes on the role of detective. When one of Nancy's classmate's most treasured possessions disappear from school, it's up to detective Nancy to solve the mystery and save the day.With the help of her friend Bree, she follows the clues to an unexpected source. Fans of Nancy Drew's Clue Crew will be among the readers happy to see a new Nancy join the ranks of super sleuths!

Kiwi Can - Taking Risks

In the morning we had Kiwi Can with Miss Latoia, and Mr Malu. The topic for Kiwi Can this week is taking risks. For our energizer we played a game called Bip Bop Bounce Bang. Then we had to get into our Kiwi Can groups A and B. Next we went out side and played a game called hand soccer, we had to hit the ball into the goal and if we kicked the ball it would be a automatic hand over to the other team, and that was our activity for the day.  Then sadly our Kiwi Can lesson was over and we were off to dance.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Vote For Woman - Summary

Mia, Nazella, Zahra, and I created this summary about the suffrage movement. Since woman's rights was a big issue in the olden days our reading topic this term related . We watched a youtube video about the suffragette movement and wrote a 25 word summary on "what was the suffragette movement". 

Kate Sheppard

Mia, Nazella and I made a DLO about Kate Sheppard. We talked about who Kate Sheppard was?, what Kate, why she was famous. But we then had to describe what her personal qualities were using the information from different sites. We thought she was confident because she took pride in her public speeches and wasn't afraid what others thought of her. We then thought of a interesting question and answered it using this information. I think talk definitely helped us learn because we would have learning conversations about this. 

Two word sentence

In writing we had a look at two word sentences, two word sentences are simple sentences. Using the simple sentence we added in FANBOYS which makes it a complex sentence which joins two simple sentences or ideas together with a connective. Using the complex sentence we used AAWWUIBBIS to make it a compound sentence. 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Experience Day at Tamaki College

The Yr 8’s stayed at Tamaki College after tech for experience day. Tamaki college had given us a chance to know what it’s like and what we do at college. In maths we played battleship and had so much fun. In science we were learning about static electricity. Mr. Stoddard and Mr. Singh showed us how to bend water with static and he also showed us a cool trick that you can do with static. The last thing that they showed us in science was a cool experiment called elephant toothpaste and that experiment was awesome. Then we had lunch and for lunch they had subway, an apple, an bottle of water, and a muesli bar. Then we had English with Mr Stevenson and that was so fun, we were finding visual images to make connections with new vocabulary. Next we had PE and we played a really cool game with Mr Moyes called turbo touch. Then Tamaki College took us back school.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Why it's important to stand up to bullies

Today in inquiry we were discussing how to speak up and how to speak out if someone bullies you or you see someone being bullied. People who are being bullied should use their WITS and stand up to themselves. Sky, Nickaela, Hajera, Zahra and I have made this short film about standing up to bullies and how to help a victim of a bully. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why it's great to be me

It's great to be me because my goals are to be successful in life and to never give up. It's great to be me because I like playing Netball, I like playing card games, I like Playing handball, And I like singing. My friends are Sa Kae, Ma'ata, Magenta, Shakaia, Savelina, and Viva.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


In careers we took a test which asked what we were interested in. It gave us the option of not interested, neutral, fairly interested and very interested. Depending on what you answered they will analyse how many jobs that you could do or could be interested in. I got 125 jobs in total which was a lot of careers to choose from. I picked one job that I think I would like which was a zookeeper. The site that we were using is called Careers Quest.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Our focus today for writing was hyperbole. A hyperbole is when you use extreme exaggeration in a sentence. For example "My heart was pounding out of my chest", that is impossible but it is used to express an emotion. I wrote a story about "A hunted alleyway" home that includes at least five hyperbole. I found that putting hyperbole into my writing can make it more interesting.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Maori Storytelling

Magenta and I have finished our 25 summary. We have done this plan to help us finish our summary it has helped us by adding some words into our summary. I found it challenging to make my summary exactly 25 words.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

How Maui slowed down the sun

Savelina and I created a comic about the myth 'How Maui slowed down the sun'. In this activity, we focused on myths and legends. In this scene is of Maui asking his brothers to help him slow down the sun. The dialogue in this comic tried to show not tell what could have been happening. The thing that I found hard to do was looking for the right background because all the choices were modern. If you would like to create a comic like mine go to the site story board that

How Maui slowed down the sun

Myths and legends has been our focus this week. In this activity, we focused on 'Maui and the Sun'. This scene is of Maui asking his brothers to help him slow down the sun. If you would like to create a comic like mine go to the site story board that. I hope you enjoyed  reading the scene that I created on story board that.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Term 2 Reflection


I enjoyed learning about recycling because I now know how to recycle my waste and what I can and what I can't recycle. I know now what the numbers on some products mean so I can now recycle my rubbish in the right bin. I am very excited for next term because I can't wait to learn new things.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Tamaki Wrap

Today Magenta and I have been doing this Google Slide about Tamaki wrap and facts about how and what Tamaki wrap does. What we did was we got to do 4 actives and even got to answer 4 questions. The thing I liked about Tamaki wrap was the different fun activity's that we did.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Legend Of The Seven Sisters

Today I finished the last DLO that we had to create the legend of the seven sisters. This DLO shows How many sisters are there?, What are their names, Who do they visit?, Why do they visit?. In this activity I worked with Shakaia, and Viva.

The Winter Solstice

Today we are finishing off the 3 Matariki DLO's that we started last week. This is the second DLO that we had to created. This DLO is about the winter solstice and is also about the Earth, Moon, and Sun.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Week 9 Dance

This morning I was working with Shakaia and Sky to put our dance and the dance that inspired us on one google slide presentation. The thing that I found hard was trying to be in sync with the other and trying not to laugh a lot. What I found easy was co-operating with each other and trying new ways to make our dance look good. 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tongan New Years

On Monday we started doing a Matariki study and we had to do 3 different tasks. This is the first task, for this task we had to create a DLO that shows How do different cultures celebrate the winter solstice?.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dance Week 8 - Movie Evaluation

Mrs Anderson filmed this video so we could see what we had to work on in our dance. This really helped my group because we wanted to make our dance perfect. After seeing this video my group had to make sure that we face the audience and make sure our moves more sharp. The people in my group are Savelina, Sky, and Shakaia. I hope you enjoy watching our film about our dance.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Recycling Summary

Today in reading we created a DLO with Mrs Anderson. We had to make a summary about the book that we read. The book that we read is called Eco-Rangers save the planet, the illustration is Maria Gill. The people that were in my group was Mishaan, Javeylor, and Sa Kae. I hope that you enjoyed reading our summary about recycling.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Week 6 Dance

In dance we first did warm ups to stretch our muscles. Then we did mirror dancing with our partner. I learnt how to do some shapes connecting to my partner. My partner for this weeks dance lesson was Savelina. I also learnt that when you mirror dance you have to pick the right song that sicks with our music.

Thursday, 1 June 2017



On Monday we started learning about fractions. Since it is samoan language week Mrs Anderson decided to do a maths question that has something to do with samoa. This DLO that I have created is about fractions. If you want to see how we solved the question about the ula lole read my DLO because it explains what we did. I hope you enjoy reading my DLO about our strategy that we used.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Times tables warm-ups

Today we used the game 
"Hit the button" to help us recall our 4x answers quickly. I found it hard to find the question so I will be practicing this in my own time.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Week 4 Tech

Today in tech we started our second rotation of the year 2017. Last week we were in cooking but now we are in graphics with Mrs Ferguson. In graphics we are making clocks. But first we had to make a collage about ourselves and what we like. I like lots of things so I found it hard to choose what I should put on my DLO. After we had finished making our collages about our self we had to create a DLO and find images of clocks. We were only allowed to put transparent photo's on the DLO. To get the photo onto the DLO we had to drag the photo onto the drawing. Once we had finished the DLO of the clocks it was time to leave so we all packed up and we went back to the bus to go school.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Week 4 Dance

 Today in dance we worked with Miss Brett, we were having fun because we were practicing our own warm ups then Mataio and Fraidon led us through their warm up. Then on the tv screen there was a video clip with two people making shapes which they combined together to make dance moves. In this dance lesson I worked with Sakae. Sakae and I were making shapes like in the video. We were a bit stuck because we didn't know how to make a circle. But we still enjoyed it. If you would like to see the video that we watched here is the link: I hope that you enjoy watching this video just like we did.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Week 3 Dance

Today in dance we had to get into our groups from last week and practice the exercises that we created last week. After we had finished doing our warm ups we all had to do Ofa's and Josh's warm up . When we finished Ofa and Josh's warm up we had to get back into our groups and try to make a triangle, square, and a circle shape with any body part. It was really hard to make the shapes because we all had different ideas but we combined our ideas to make one dance that we all liked. Today in dance we learned the difference and the meaning between a free flow dance and a bound flow dance. The people in my group were Sakae and Zahra. This week Mrs Anderson was our dance teacher.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World Of Maths

Yesterday at school after lunch we went to the hall and Mrs A put us into groups with LS1. When we were all in our groups Mrs A, Mr Ogilvie, and Charles sent all the groups to different tables. Charles is the man who works for world of maths. The First table that my group went to was Off the Islands. The people in my group were Sakae, Sila, Giovanni, and Zane. My favorite activity out of all the maths rotations was the first activity that we did called Off the islands. I liked this activity because it was really hard at first but once you really think about it you will finally get it. While we were working out the problems we had to also think about key composites. We also had to work together as a team and collaborate with each other. 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Simile 2

Today for Writing we had to create a DLO and match the sentences so they make scene. This is my language feature DLO for week 3.

Friday, 12 May 2017


Yesterday in LS2 we started our kiwi sport. Our kiwi sport for this term is Taekwondo. Our instructors name is Steven. We learnt to punch and kick  really fast. We had to react fast to do what Steven said. It was really fun and at the end of the lesson we were all sweating. I hope the next eight weeks of Taekwondo will be really awesome.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Dance in LS2

In the morning and middle block we did dance.  In dance Mrs Anderson said we had to create our own warm up routine. My partners were Sa kae and Zahra we watched warm up videos to get some inspiration. Making up the moves was easy but doing them was really hard. Warming up and stretching before you have a sports event it can help you move a lot easier, but if you warm up and stretch to much you will lose some of your strength to do something. This was a very fun task to complete and I cant wait till next week.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

NZ Rubbish

For inquiry this term we are learning about how we can look after our planet earth by using reduce, reuse and recycle. We found out that a report says New Zealander's are really bad at recycling. Also every year New Zealander's throw away 3.6 million tonnes of rubbish each year. We looked at two articles about what we should do to solve our waste problem. Then we made our own opinion. I agreed with article two.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Ivory Banning In China

This current events DLO shows my research and opinion on the ivory ban in China. This DLO that I have created is to tell you; when it happened?, Where it happened?, Who is doing it?, What are they doing?, Why are they doing it?, and how are they doing it?. It also shows you 2 opinions and my opinion. Then we have to answer the 2 questions what do you think these authors wanted you to learn from these articles? and how do you feel after reading this information?.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Pie Pastry

Today at tech we finished making our pies. Last week we made our beef pie filling and this week we made the pastry. We had to collect two types of pastry and roll them. Then we had to measure the pastry with the pie dish and cut the pastry to fit the pie dish. We then added the filling from last week into the pie and put some cheese on top. Next we had to cut more of the pastry to put on top. After that we had to make a letter or symbol with the left over pastry so that you know it's yours. The final step was to brush the egg mixture onto the pie and give the tray to Mrs Heka to put in the oven. When the pies came out of the oven we had to take a photo and then blog about our day at tech.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Math Solving

In maths we had to create an DLO and solve the question. The question that we had to answer is if you saved 20 litres of water each day for a week. How many litres would have you saved?. This maths DLO that I have made shows you what the questions is and how I solved it. We were allowed to use any strategy that we wanted as long as the question can be answered. We also had to write on our DLO why we used the strategy and because we used it.