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.