Thursday, 16 November 2017

Comparing & Contrasting

Thursday 16th November 2017
This morning my group was working on comparing and contrasting. We had to make a Venn diagram to explain the differences and similarities between the Teacher and Granddaughter of the story: Butterflies

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Decimal Problem : Screencastify

Wednesday 15th November 2017
This afternoon I have been working on converting fractions to decimals and I chose a problem then did a screencastify on it to explain how I solved it.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Character Study

Tuesday 14th November 2017 - 14/11/17
This morning my group was focusing on reading and studying one particular character of the story that we are reading called Butterflies by Patricia Grace. 
This is part of analysing the text.
To study the character we have to find from the text, 
Who Is , What Did  & What Say.
We chose to study the granddaughter
Click on the Diagram below to have a better view:

Monday, 13 November 2017

Analysing a Text

Monday 13th November 2017 - 13/11/17
Today I learned how to summarise a text by using the 
5 finger questions.

WHY DID IT Happen?
HOW DID IT Happen?

Friday, 10 November 2017

Duffy Show

Friday 10th November 2017
Today at school we had a Duffy Show and I made a poster to show what my favorite part was.
Click on the poster below to have a better view:

Monday, 6 November 2017

Saint Sergius of Radonezh

Monday 06th November 2017
Learn 1: To find information about the life of a saint.
Learn 2: To identify what saints do during their life that showed how they made decisions or choices.
Today I learned about St Sergius of Radonezh and he is the saint that died on my birthday. I had to make a DLO showing information about him. 
Below is my DLO, click the image to have a better view:

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Saint Pius X

Sunday 5th November 2017
Learn 1: To find out what people who are called a saint have done.
Learn 2: To reflect on what they have done and see what we can do to be saints ourselves.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Testing 2017

Friday 03rd November 2017 - 03/11/17
This week my class Spx Nu'u did testing including our Star, Maths, Reading and Writing Tests. Below is my screen castify of my feedback and response to this week's testing.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Traditional & Devotional Prayer

This Week I have been learning about Devotional and Traditional Prayer. 
Learn: To understand what Devotional and Traditional Prayer is.

Welcome To Term 4

Welcome Back To Term 4!
You will be expecting many things like Religious Education, Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Cybersmart. 
My focus will be improvement and understanding.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

New Zealand Election of 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 23/09/17
In the past months the election of 2017 has been going on and as you know children are not allowed to vote until they reach the age of 18. Besides that, I have stated my opinion on who I would want to vote for and that is the 
Labour Party which is lead by Jacinda Ardern. 
Below is a Google Drawing of a few of the policies that the Labour Party is promoting for the Election:

Zoo / Animal Project

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 23/09/17
Below is my presentation of my Zoo / Animal Project that I and my class, Spx Nu'u has been working on.
This is my work:

Friday, 15 September 2017

My Garden Project

Friday 15th September 2017 - 15/09/17
During this week my class has been planting seeds and keeping a diary on it. 
Below is my presentation:

Monday, 11 September 2017

Animals Should NOT be Kept in Zoos!

Monday 11th September 2017 - 11/09/17
During this term ( term 4 ) my class has been studying about animals being kept or not kept in Zoos because some people have different thoughts on this statement.
I due to the title confidently think that animals should NOT be kept in Zoos mainly because they have been created and born to live a wild life.
Below Click on the image to view my writing/opinion on this statement:

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Welcome Liturgy - Cairns Visitors

Thursday 07th September 2017 - 07/09/17
My Point Of View
Cairns Visitors Assembly

During this morning I and the Set-up crew were busy running around getting things to set up the hall for our Welcome Assembly to the visitors from Cairns, Queensland Australia. I wasn’t nervous at this welcoming assembly mainly because I wasn’t doing anything in particular except for controlling the Sound System in general. Although as time went past I started to get the chills from thinking I was going to do something wrong just like somebody pushing the red button.

In the meantime, I and Aaliyah continuously went over the presentation making sure that everything was set and ready. While we waited we told the boys who were performing a Siva (dance) to practice before we had to begin. As they danced I was starting to get really humorous because of how some of the boys were mucking around and making weird but hilarious faces. Then I started to get reckless and decided to sweep the floor of the hall’s stage.
Group of Boys/Ewan, Lau, Fano, Motu, Opi and Mackey

Eventually, the bell rang and students began to enter the hall with their teachers. As soon as everyone was seated Mrs.Tui invited us to practice singing a Tongan song named E Otua. After a while of singing, everybody went silent. At this moment Lau had broken the silence standing at the front of the stage welcoming the Cairn visitors. When they had seated Lusia lead us with the School Prayer and introduction.
Lau greeting the visitors from Cairns, Queensland Australia.

As time went on from readings to prayers it finally came to the Cultural performances from the boys and girls. The first performance was from a group of girls dancing to a Cook Island song. While they danced Aaliyah and I focally paid attention to the girls who were on stage just like everybody else. I thought that their performance was cute and very impressive from them especially the younger girls that were in it.
Group of Girls/Telehiva, Silia, Mele, and Pauline

Last but not least was the boy's performance and as they walked up onto the stage confidently but sensibly I was getting nervous because I had thoughts that they were going to muck up or in my case fall off the stage. During the dance, it was very entertaining for the visitors as I could see the surprised and impressed looks on their faces. So to conclude the Welcoming Assembly went all well after all in an end to proudness and thanks.
Boys Dancing - Siva

Sacrament Strand - 7 Sacraments

Thursday 07th September 2017 - 07/09/17
Our Prior Knowledge of the Sacraments
Today I have begun the Sacrament Strand in Religous Education.
My group and I have shared what we know about the Sacraments into a padlet.
Below is what I know about the Sacraments as well as the others in my group and at the end of this Sacrament Strand, 
I will share with you what I have learned more about.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Netball Season

Friday 01st September 2017 - 01/09/17
Netball Season - Competition - Term 2 & 3
Accomplishment - Achievement

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Compare and Contrast

Wednesday 30th August 2017 - 30/08/17
I learned how to compare and contrast the Early Church and the Church now including the similarities and differences.

Using this completed work I will now have more knowledge about the different churches and what happened in the past, now and future.

Friday, 25 August 2017

My Weekly Success

Friday August 25th 2017 - 25/08/17
My Success during this week - ( Week 5 of Term 3 )

Friday, 11 August 2017

Reading Achievement

Friday, August 11th, 2017 - 11/08/17
My Reading Achievement
In Reading, I have learned to complete various activities about and for a particular story, article or book.

My Maths Achievement

Friday, August 11th, 2017 - 11/08/17
During this week I have learned lots about Fractions in Mathematics including Equivalent Fractions.

My Response To The Lectio Divina

Friday 11th August 2017 - 11/08/17
Listening to Scriptures and Responding.

My Prayer In Response To The Scripture
Lord Jesus I have doubted myself too many times and I need your guidance to help me have faith in myself so that I will have little doubt and large faith.
I now understand that doubt may bring me down but I will have the power to have Faith in myself.

What I Have Learned
I have learned to have Faith in myself and to not doubt myself.

Friday, 28 July 2017

My Week Of Success

Friday July 28th, 2017 - 28/07/17
My Success in Week 1 - Term 3 

Monday, 24 July 2017

DLO Of Being Successful

       Monday 24th July 2017 - 1st Day Of Term Three At School
                             Successful At Home & School

                       Showing Myself Being Successful

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Day 7 - Bonus Activity

Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Day 7 - Bonus Activity

Day 7 - #Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of your Great Kiwi Road Trip. You wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.

Bonus Activity:
On your blog, post a video or write a description of your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?
To earn full points for this activity, you must talk about what you learned, what you liked and what you didn’t like about your great kiwi road trip.
                                         Bonus Activity: 12 points
Well, New Zealand truly is a stunning country, isn’t it? I think that we are so lucky to call it home! Let’s make sure that we do everything we can to keep the country safe and clean for future generations…
                                        #Keep New Zealand beautiful!

My Great Kiwi Road Trip:

Friday, 14 July 2017

Day 7 - Activity 2

Friday 14th July 2017 - Day Seven - Activity Two
Day 7 - #Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of your Great Kiwi Road Trip. You wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.

Activity 2:
After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much-needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool, you feel really relaxed.
On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favorite books!
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After a long soak in the natural hot pools, it is time to get back home. Your family and friends can’t wait to see you and they can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Take a moment to think about what you have seen and done over the past week.
My Finished Task Below:

Day Seven Activity One

Friday July 14th 2017 - Activity One - Day 7
Day 7 - #Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of your Great Kiwi Road Trip. You wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.

Activity 1:
While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come.
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With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighborhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog.
My Completed Work Below:

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Day Six - Activities One & Two + Bonus Activity

Thursday - July - 13th - 2017
Activities One - Two - Bonus Activity
Day #6: Native Aotearoa
Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.

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Activity 1:

Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…
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My Poem:

Activity 2:
After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki Festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.
Three Events from the Matariki Festival at Te Papa:
> The Star Weave Jam: One event from the festival is the Star Weave Jam, this is a special event including woman - to end violence and weave one million stars to be used in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
> Timotimo: Timotimo is an event where you may get invited to celebrate Matariki through the traditional and current story - telling. New worlds can be experienced as in with movement, song and more.
> Lantern Making Workshops: These Lantern Making Workshops are associated with an artist - Yvonne de Mille. In the Matariki Lantern Parade through Mahara Place, it will be beautifully lit up.

Bonus Activity:
As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two-day Kapa Haka competition. The Haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers
At the end of your day at Te Papa, you head to your hotel in the center of Wellington. You are staying on Cuba Street, one of the coolest streets in the city.
My Completed Task Below:

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Day 5 - Activities 1 & 2 + Bonus Activity

Wednesday . 12th . 2017 - Day Five - Activities 1, 2 & B.A

Day #5: One Step at a Time…
After a long day at the beach, it is now time to move away from the water and drive inland, through the middle of the south island. You are going to start in Nelson and drive south before crossing a huge mountain range called the ‘Southern Alps.’ The scenery is going to be amazing!

Activity 1:
After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.
For this activity write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. Please be sure to include lots of details about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realize that you are all alone in the forest...

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My Short Story:
As I realize that I am alone I decide to run around screaming my lungs out hoping that Curious Kiwi and my group will hear me. Then all of a sudden I hear a crack and more cracks. I squeeze my eyes shut, turning around and as I open up my eyes I see nothing but a short furry Kiwi. Curious Kiwi? I say confusingly and as I wait for a response. Boo! My whole group jumps to the back of me hoping I’d be frightened until obviously, I’m lying on the ground with fright. Meanwhile, I pull myself up and dust myself off and all I see is the really cool tree I had seen not long ago………….

Activity 2:
After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours, you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a cafĂ© downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest – the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!
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Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.
My Famous New Zealander:

Bonus Activity:
You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!
On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not?
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Bonus Activity: 10 points
Whew! It has been quite the day of sightseeing. You reach your hotel in Dunedin tired but excited. Tomorrow you are going to visit a very special and important place in the south island before you drive back to Auckland…
My Work Below: