Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Mr Wongs Maths Challenge.

Today for maths we started off by doing a warm up, using the basic facts box challenge. Today I did my up to 100 addition basic facts. This is going to help me in maths two know my basic fact knowledge, just like that. This is going to help me solve other maths problems and strategies. 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Formal and Informal Wirtinf

Formal -

It is my opinion that this litter is a health hazard. For example, yesterday a year 4 boy fell over and cut his hand on a broken bottle. The boy in question needed four stitches

Informal -

are you?. I’ve been dead busy since your last letter. We have to work really hard at school to get ready for our PAT tests.

Today in reading we have been focusing on informal and formal language. Formal means something that is written professionally, and informal means a letter that is written simply. Today we had two think about what doesn't go into a formal and informal writing. 

Friday, 28 September 2018

Graphics Tech Reflection.

Today at tech we have been finishing our charity box, which is a box with a charity we want to talk about and focus on. I chose to talk about the blind. Others chose two talk about helping the environment helping the planet and homeless two. I first had to create 4 pictures,with sayings about the blind. Before I do it on paper. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Subtraction facts - Math's Challenge

Today for maths I started off with Mr Wongs math's subtraction challenge. Today I did my subtraction facts. This is going to help me know my basic subtraction facts just like that. There is 10 subtraction facts in each row.  

Monday, 24 September 2018


Today for wirting we have been learning more about Apostrophes. This also has been our focus. Today I have created a DLO about what a Apostrophe is,and what it's used for. For example Robert took Bella's bag by mistake, the Apostrophes is in front of the S because the bag belongs to Bella. There's also some examples of apostrophes on the DLO to also look at. 

Features of a visual text - Reading

Today Ponui and Pakatoa,worked collaboratively together. We got given two books Manmade World and People Earth. The first page we labeled was the glossary, for this we than had two label different parts in the book, like the index or bold print. We than had to put the arrow with the word on it in the correct place in the book. 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Bridge Testing

For inquiry this term we have been focusing on bridges and structures. For the past couple of weeks we have been planing and building our spaghetti bridge in our group. Our presenting day was on Wednesday last week were we had to showcase our bridge to everyone. We decided to build a beam bridge because it sounded simple and easy to build which was difficult for our group. We used spaghetti, tape, string and rubber bands to do this. We also had to measure our spaghetti so it was the same length as everything else. Our bridge ended up holding more than 2 bricks, but dropped on the third brick. I thought that our bridge will only hold 1 brick, because our bridge didn't look complete.   

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Subtraction facts - Math's Challenge

Today we did our subtraction challenge that Mr Wong made for us to do. This is a spreadsheet with subtraction facts, that we have two answer. There is a list of basic subtraction facts all the way to ten. This is good for us, because it's good practice, and it will teach us to know our subtraction facts just like that.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Digital Tech

Today at tech we have been doing digital tech. This is our 2nd rotation. This week we have been finishing off our design so next week it's finished and we can move on. On our design's we have squares that we draw our letters on. In each square has a letter, of our name in it, that we have two write. Each letter has two be different from the rest. It has to have a shadow effect on the letter.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Kiwi Can - Perseverance

This week in kiwi can we have been talking about perseverance this has also been our focus this week. Perseverance is never giving up and to keep going, even if you want to stop, it also means for you two learn from you'r mistakes. I can use perseverance when i'm playing sports, for example. If our team loses, I can still keep going, and try, and two not give up easily. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Maths Challenge

Mr Wong kindly created a math's challenge for our math's group. This is a spreadsheet with addiction facts on it. There is a list of basic facts all the way two ten. This will help me know my basic facts just like that.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Features of a visual text

Today Ponui and Pakatoa worked together. We got given arrows with different words on them that we had to label inside the book. The first page we did was the index page. After that we than had to chose another page that we had to label with the arrows. The book we used was called Great Scientists. 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Tongan Language Week

Since Tongan Language week is this week, we deiced to learn more about the culture. We wanted to share our learning to others so they can learn something about the Tongan language. Sky and I created a DLO with the list of days in a week in English and Tongan. The photo is drawed by Sky. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

VR Technology - Research

Today the Auckland university and there research team came to our school to find out if the VR research will up us improve in our learning. We got split into groups, one group was using the VR glasses. While the other group were playing magic window witch was all about how people get from across places using bridges and early mail service from Pakarunga to Panmure this was really run. Were lucky to have this experience because its a cool way to learn, and some of the cool features to see in the VR glasses and Ipad's. I wanna say a huge thank you two Yvonne from the university of Auckland and her research team for using there time to create all the games for the VR learning, and for buying all of LS2 pizza.  

Monday, 3 September 2018

Features of a visual text

Today for reading, our group collaboratively, worked with Motuihe and Rotarua. We all got given a arrow with a word on it. We had two put in the correct place in the book. I got given bold print. I had to look in the book where, there was bold print writing, I than had to label it, and put the arrow next to it.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Adding Decimals

In math's our focus has been Decimals. Today I created a DLO on adding decimals. The strategy I used was rounding and compensating. On this DLO it has how I got the answer and the strategy I used. I created this DLO to show others a decimal strategy. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Wynhard Crossing - Golden Gate Bridge

In inquiry we have been focusing on bridges. Here is a ven diagram with the differences and similarities, of the Golden Gate bridge and Wynyard Crossing bridge. The golden gate bridge is 4.200 feet. 

Gotthard Tunnel and Water view tunnel.

For inquiry we have been looking at tunnels. To do this I worked collaboratively with Savelina. We had to compared and contrast the Gothard tunnel and Water view tunnel. We put the similarities in the middle on what the tunnels both have.  

Read theory

In reading we do read theory to help us get better in reading. As you can see my progress last time was not so good. This time I have improved on my score and grade. To get better I will read the text two times before answering so I have a clear understanding on which answer to pick. 

Mapping of the empire state building- Key into evaluation

Our task was two, create a DLO about the empire state building in NYC ( New your City). I than had to chose 5 other places near the empire state building, I would like to visit I also labeled the places.

Fishing for an eel - Key into elevation

For our key into evaluation, our task was to research how to fish a eel. Fishing an eel is sometimes hard, but can also be easy for some people. Eel's can weigh up to 44 pounds and are 8 feet.  

Friday, 24 August 2018

Food tech - Reflection - Pizza

Today at tech we made pizza. For this we used, Pita bread, Pineapples, cheese, tomato paste and ham we speared the ingredients on the bread. Than put it in the oven for 15 mins than finished. 

Monday, 20 August 2018

Maths Week - Scale drawings

Last week we had a all math's week. Our focus was scale drawings and this was my second time doing this. We had to look for a picture we wanted to draw. I deiced to draw Lisa from the Simpsons. We had to make sure that when we draw our picture on our enlargement piece that the squares match the smaller version and looks like the actual picture the ratio was 1:2. I ruled 1 centimeter lines on our original piece and on my enlargement I ruled 2 centimeter lines.  I found drawing it square by square hard because you had to make sure everything was in the correct place. Coloring in our enlargement and darkening the outlines was the best part for me. Next time if I could change it I would shape the head and eyes differently because the don't look like the original piece. This years scale drawing is better than last years scale drawing probably because I have had experience doing this last year. 

Friday, 17 August 2018

Food Tech -Sausage Kebabs

Today at tech we have made, sausage kebabs. This was easy because all we had two do was cut the vegetables and sausages and than put it threw our skewers. We firstly putted the skewers inside  water. We used peppers and onions, so we could have something healthy inside of our kebab. We sliced up the peppers and onions, and than sliced our sausages. When they were all sliced up, we put them threw a skewer, bake for 10 minutes and enjoy. 

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Food Tech - Butter chicken

 In Tech we made butter chicken. I was partnered up with Viva to do this. We had to follow the instructions on the board on how to make the butter chicken. Without the teacher telling us what to do. 

Cook Island Language week.

Since cook island week was recently our class decided that we should all learn about the Cook Islands. We worked in groups to complete this post. I learned that cook Island doesn't speak one language. They speak English, Maori, and Rarotonga.

Wheel word quiz.

For reading Pakatoa did the wheel words quiz. We had to try create words by using the middle letter but needs to be between 4 and 9 letter words. I used 4 hints, I ended up getting them all right.

Kiwi Can Reflection

Today group B went to kiwi can. Our focus this week is resilience and problem solving. Problem solving is when you find a solution or way to fix the problem when somethings going wrong in your team or in your group. In kiwi can today we played two games, hand soccer and rock paper scissors. Our goal in hand soccer was two get the ball threw our goal, without cheating. 

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Kiwi Can

In Kiwi can our topic is resilience , and goal setting. We talked about some of the goals we wanted to achieve, and for us to set goals for our self. We played two games. Golden child and Snatch. Our goal in golden child was to get our whole team across the other side, before the other team put the ball in the hoop. In snatch we had to make sure we followed the rules, and two not push and shove. 

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

PechaFlickr - Hikking


In writing we have been focusing on the topic pechaflikr. For this I worked collaboratively with Joel and our topic was hikking. For each photo we took turns describing whats going on in the photo, and make sure that the next photo links two what were they saying and makes sense. This was really fun because we got to try something new, this was my first ever time doing a pechafikr.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Cook Island language week

Since, Cook island week is this week. We have being learning how two speak some simple phrases in cook island. I parented up with Sky, to learn how to pronounce some cook Island sentences. If you want to learn how to speak cook Island click Digital dialect.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Karoro School - Lincon's blog

Today I have blogged on Lincon's blog from Karoro School. I commented on his Mind mapping blog post. I didn't know you could create your own Mind mapping on a paper but you would have to draw the pictures instead. Using goggle is much easier because you can just search images.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Maori Land March - Dame Whina Cooper

We have been focusing on current events. I have researched about Dame Whina Cooper and what she did to fight for Maori rights and for land being taken. This lady marched as a 80 year old elder women. She never gave up and continued to protest. Until they came into a agreement that no more Maori land will be taken.  

Friday, 27 July 2018

Careers- Nursing

Today we have been foucsing on a careera we would like to do when we are older. We chose a career that we wanted to explore. I chose to learn more about nursing since I would like to do it in the future. 



Today in LS2 we have been talking about careers. So when we grow older we can focus on what career we want to do.  my goal in life is two be a nurse, because you have good money, and also I help others that are sick.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Pros and Cons

In our group we talked about the pros and cons of a lighthouse. Which is the positive things to have in a lighthouse and Negative things to do or have in a lighthouse. I worked collaboratively with my group, Jousha V, Jeremiah L, Freeman and San Kyaw

For sale DLO - Lighthouse

Since we have been learning about lighthouses in our groups. We deiced to make a for sale poster about a lighthouse. Here is my poster as you can see its a very large building with a nice view looking from the sky. 

Chicago Sports Team

This week we have been learning about the Chicago sports team. For this I worked collaboratively with Jousha V, San kyaw, Freeman, Joshph and Jeremiah L. On each slide there is facts about the Chicago sports team. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Matariki Celebration

Today for the Matariki Celebration we had amazing performances from the Kapa Haka, Pacific group, ukulele and drumming they all tryed there very best and did well. Since Moari New years are today we had a big kai thanks two Miss Whaea Odie for providing the sausages for our sassuage sizzle. 

Matariki Collaborative Learning - Seven stars

Since Matariki has started we deiced to learn more about it. We got into groups with LS1 to finshe this task. We all worked collaboratively together.  We created a information poster on a goggle slides about Matariki. We used our smart searching skills to find important information about the seven stars of Matariki and the definition of Matariki. 

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

M&M's - Research

We have been focusing on M&M's for all this week. To do this task we worked in groups. I worked collaboratively with Freeman, Jousha V, Jeremiah L, San Kyaw and Joseph. We had to research the history be hide m&m's and some interesting facts. We all had to present to the class our presentation about m&m's. Did you know that m&m's were originally in cardboard tubes and sold to only soldiers int he military. 

Friday, 29 June 2018

The Inchape rock - Balled Poem

This week we have been focusing on the poem the inchcape rock. For this my favorite part was verse 10, because he deiced to steal all the treasure and be greedy but at the end he ended up going to hell for cutting the inchcape bell. 

Tech reflection - Rock cakes cooking

Today at tech I made rock cakes with Viva. We had to copy the instructions that were given to us on the board that Miss Tu'ipulotu gave us. If you want to make this you will need 1/2 cup of SR flour, choco chips, 1/2 cup of sugar,1/2 of cream. 1/4 oil, 1 egg than mix well. Than scoop onto flat baking tin and bake 180 for 15 minutes. 

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

M&M's Research

 This week we have been learning about M&M's, and the history be hide it. The m&ms was first invited in 1941. M&ms were given to the soldiers to eat, since it doesn't melt and they could still enjoy it. For this I worked collaboratively with Freeman, San Kyaw and Jousha V. This task was very interesting   

Friday, 22 June 2018

Tech reflection - Cooking

Today at tech @ Tamaki college we made Chocolate muffins. We first got into our new partners my partners was Sky & Savelina. We first had to get 1 cup of Self raising flour (1/2 of cup). Then we got 1 cup of sugar ( 1/2  of cup ). Then we had to get 1/2 of oil and 1/2 of cup of milk. When then had 1/4 cup og cocoa and we mixed it with the chocolate chips. We then had 1 tablespoon of Vanila esence and 1 egg. After we mixed all the ingredient together and we scoop 1 tbs in each muffin trays. We baked the muffins for 15 min then we took it out and we enojyed eating our muffins.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Unicycle Tricks

For key into evaluation our task was to find a video of someone doing unicycle tricks. We had to answer the questions from the text of key into evaluation. Ridding a unicycle sounds interesting but almost difficult to ride, because you have to balance a lot. 

Friday, 15 June 2018

Cooking - Tech Reflection

Today for tech we made quiche. For this I worked collaboratively with Joshua to make this. The process of making this was confusing because we didn't have enough pastry to fill all 12 spaces and we had to use it wisely. For this we used milk,eggs,pastry,ham,cooking spary,cheese. We had to copy the instructions on the board.