Wednesday, 31 May 2017


Since this week is Samoan language week, we watched a YouTube clip that had a speech about keeping the traditional Samoan Culture alive and the respectful ways of the dances. Mia and I worked collaboratively to summaries the video and selected 20 important words and from there we picked 6 very important words. Using those 6 words we created a summary based on the YouTube clip. I think summarizing is a very important skill to have because it can help you with many different reading tasks like for an example, my previous reading task was based on a reading book that my group had to read and we also summarized the main idea.  

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Maths - BEDMAS

Today in math our focus was on BEDMAS. BEDMAS helps you solve multiple operations if you start from left to right. This DLO has a short equation that is solved using BEDMAS. 

Friday, 26 May 2017

National Young Leaders Day Award

Since we went to the NYLD, the head students and I got awarded the NYLD pin. We also got awarded a certificate that was signed off by Te Waka Mcleod, James Beck and our school principal, Mr, Johnston.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Food Tech

This week for Tech, Nazella, Sakae and I made cinnamon and jam muffins. It was a long process of steps but we finally made our muffins. This was very delicious and I can't wait for our new rotation for Tech next week. 


Today in dance our main focus was on different movements we could do with our bodies. We were also working on bound and free flow dance movements. We also were working on our own warm ups. I was working collaboratively with Sakae and Jorja. This was really fun and I am looking forward to next week.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Informed Opinion

In reading today Mia, Nazella, Fifita and I gave our own opinions about sport promotions. I agreed because sports brings joy to people. I also have added pictures of the 1981 South African vs New Zealand Springbok tour.  

Problem Solving

In this DLO, I had to choose 1 out of 3 questions to solve. I had to figure our a strategy to this problem. This DLO has a question and problem. 

World Of Maths

Yesterday afternoon LS2 and LS2 went to the World Of Maths. Our instructor Charles guided us and helped us through the stations. Mataio, Ofa, Maa'ta, Florence, Carlos and I collaborated together and worked different problem solving's. We each took turns and participated in every activity. My favorite activity was the greedy blocks because it really challenged my brain. We had to try to find out how many blocks each person had by inserting black blocks on each person's log. The math symbols I used, were addition and subtraction. Going to the World Of Maths was a fun experience and I would like to thank Charles and Mrs Millward for setting this up for us. 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Simile Illustration

This DLO is based on similes. I had a very clear idea of what simile's are, so this was very easy. I had to choose 1 simile and make an example of it. I have also added an image.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Silver Excellence CARE Award - Read 3 novels

For my excellence CARE award, I have decided to read 3 novels. The books I have choose are Smile, Whale Pot Bay and Gangsta Granny. I had to read these books in 1 term. I also had to write a short summary.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Kiwi Sport - Taekwondo

Today was our first session of taekwondo. Our instructor Steve taught us how to punch, kick and rotate our body. It was really fun and I am looking forward to next week. 

Music - Dance

This term for music, we are working on dance. Jorja, Sakae and I made a warm up exercise. A warm up loosens joints and increases blood flow into our muscles.  Using our smart searching skills we decided to get some ideas off the internet. It was really fun and it really energized our bodies. Next time,  we need to practice our confidence. 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

In this activity we had to work out the true and false of a distinguishing fact from fiction. Using the information from our novel study we highlighted the true and false facts from the cold war that was happening years ago. 

Pizza and Things - Maths

In this DLO, I had to solve an equation about pizza and things. I had to figure out a strategy to this problem. This DLO has a question, a clue, and a strategy to solve the question. 

Doubling and Halving

This week in maths we were revising our doubling and halving. Our learning intention is to use known and try new strategies to answer maths questions. For this activity we had to halve numbers until it reaches a decimal point. Mia and I worked collaboratively to complete this DLO. 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Inquiry

This term our inquiry topic is reduce, reuse and recycle. We read 2 articles about why littering is bad for the environment, and that the New Zealanders are rubbish at recycling. We then made our own informed opinion about these articles. Did you know, New Zealanders throw away 3.6 million tonnes of rubbish every year. 

'ight' Word Cloud

For reading, we were working on 'ight' words. We wrote down words that end with 'ight', 'ight' in the middle of words and 'ight' at the start of the word. We then choose one super challenge and completed it. The challenge I choose was to display all my chunk words into a word cloud. This is my completed cloud. If you would like to use this site, click here

Friday, 5 May 2017

Food Tech - Truffles

Image result for chocolate truffles

Today was the first rotation of term 2 for food tech. We made truffles. The ingredients we needed were condensed milk, cocoa, coconut and chocolate drops. This was a long process of steps but we finally made the delicious truffles. We then coated the truffles with melted chocolate drops. 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Current Event - Ivory Ban in China

This current events DLO is about the ivory ban in China. This story is really interesting because China is banning Ivory selling and Ivory killing. This answers the questions when, where, who, what, why and how. 

Novel Study - Holocaust

This DLO is based on our learning, the novel study. We read a story called, When The Wind Blows and we took some notes about it. We then made a DLO of something new we have learnt. Hajera and I worked together to complete this DLO. We wrote the meaning of holocaust. Holocaust means, an act of great destruction and loss of life.