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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Flowchart For Democracy In NZ


This flowchart is about democracy about NZ. We had to define the word democracy. We had to write in order the people that hold most power over NZ. I learnt that Democracy comes from Greece. I worked with Eric, CJ, Shannon, Fraidoon, Daniel and Oh hsen to complete this flowchart.

What Is A Prime Minister?


This week LS2 have been learning about the role of a Prime Minister. For this task we had to choose a former New Zealand Prime Minister and find out what he changed during his/her time as Prime Minister. We decided to pick David Lange. For this task I worked with Shannon, Oh Hsen, Eric, Daniel, Fraidoon and CJ.


Government Parties

This week LS2 have been learning about what an election is and the New Zealand political parties. On Saturday there will be an election to decide who will be the Prime Minister of New Zealand. For this task I worked with Eric, CJ, Daniel, Oh Hsen, Fraidoon and Shannon. We also had to find out who the leader is for each party. Here is the link to our DLO.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read An E-Book Day

Cover of The History Buff's Guide to the PresidentsRead an eBook Day


Today is read an e-book day (18th September). Read an e-book is a day where we read books online which is modern story telling. LS2 have been using Tamaki College's Overdrive to read E-Books at school. There are lots of different books and genres. I am currently reading a book about U.S. Presidents. If you want to find out more about read an e-book you can click on this link. #eBookLove




Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say It Tika


Today we watched a video called Say It Tika. The video includes a famous New Zealand person and he Temuera Morrison. He talks about about pronouncing Maori places in New Zealand correctly. We went to the say it tika site and pinned three places we thought people find trouble pronouncing.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Tech

Today LS2 went to Tamaki College for tech. We had our new rotations and they are art, stained glass windows and cooking. The year eights are doing stained glass windows with Mr Grundy. We have started to draw our design and colour them in. Near the end of our session we spent a little time learning how to cut glass. I can't wait to see what my design will look like when I have finished it.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki College Overdrive


Today LS2 have been reading books on the Tamaki College Overdrive. There have been lots of new books that have been added on. I decided to read a book about U.S. Presidents. The Tamaki College Overdrive is useful and really easy to use.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

2 Word Sentences DLO


For writing this week we have been learning about two word sentences. In a two word sentence there is a subject and a verb. We written some two word sentences on the board and then we had to choose three of them to make them into compound and complex sentences.

Friday, 1 September 2017

A Day At Tamaki College

Today the year eights from Panmure Bridge School stayed at Tamaki College for a day to experience what it would be like if we decide to go there. First we had technology as normal. We were doing stained glass windows with Mr Grundy. After that we had morning tea. Tamaki College was really kind and provided morning tea and lunch for us. Our first class was Maths and our teacher was Mr Jones. We played a game called Battleships. After that we headed off to Science where we did some cool experiments using static electricity. Our teachers were Mr Stoddard and Mr Singh. Then it was lunch time. We had Subway for lunch. Four of our students who showed the Tamaki College values got a $5 dollar tuck shop voucher. I got a voucher for showing Responsibility. Our next class was English and our teacher was Mr Stevenson. Their we had to look at some words carefully and memorise them. We then had to write them down on a document and find images of the words. Our last class was P.E. Our teacher was Mr Moyes. We played a game of Turbo Touch. I had a really fun day and I would like to give a really big thank you to everyone who looked after us at our time there.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bullying Animation


Today in LS2 we have been talking about bullying. We did this because we are old enough to learn how to stick up for ourselves. If you see someone who is getting bullied, remember to help the victim or you will be as bad as the bully. If you are being bullied use your WITS. They are walk away, ignore, tell someone and stand up. I created this animation with Oh Hsen, Shannon and Daniel.


Monday, 28 August 2017

Capitalisation


In my writing group we have been learning how to use capital letters correctly. You are supposed to use capital letters at the beginning of a sentence, a name of a person, name of a place, acronyms and names of tv shows/movies.


Apostrophes


For writing this week we have been learning about apostrophes. Our first task was to complete the contractions. I found this task very easy, because I completed this activity really fast. When I completed this task I learnt that apostrophes are used in two different ways.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Tech - My Clock Design

This week at tech was our last session for our second rotation. Everyone has completed their clocks. The design that I chose for my clock was a basketball. I first had to finish painting my design and my side pieces. Then we glued our pieces together. Then Mrs Anderson and Ms Ferguson put the clock mechanisms inside.



Thursday, 24 August 2017

Reciprocal Reading Evaluation DLO


For reading this week Fraidoon taught us how to do reciprocal reading. We were recorded having a learning conversation. The next day we watched the video to see what we did. I saw that I was on task and was working well with my group. I think that I need to work on asking more questions when I am unsure of something and to talk a little bit more.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Fraction DLO


For maths this week we have been learning how to divide fractions. We learnt a new strategy. It is called cross multiplication. We used this strategy to solve the maths word problems that we were working on. We then had to chose question A, B, C, D or E from problem 4.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Career/Job DLO


Recently LS2 have started learning about careers jobs. We did a quiz about jobs and careers and when we have completed it, it will have chosen some jobs they think we would be interested in. We then had to choose one of those jobs and make a DLO about it. I decided to chose an architect. Architects design different kinds of buildings.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Tech

At tech the year eights have been doing graphics with Ms Ferguson. Ms Ferguson wasn't here today so we had a reliever. Today instead of completing our clocks we were drawing some cool flowers stars and cubes only using circles. To make these patterns I needed a pencil, ruler and a compass. While I was doing this activity I learnt how to use a compass properly.


Thursday, 10 August 2017

Women's Suffrage Sketchnote



For reading we have been learning about Kate Sheppard and the women's suffrage movement. The suffrage movement happened over one hundred years ago. In our sketchnote we have added in some definitions of words and have answered some questions. For this task I worked with Te Wai, Lyndon and Daniel. We all had to talk with each other about our learning so that everyone knows what we have been learning about.


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kate Sheppard DLO


For reading we have been learning about a really famous New Zealander. Her name is Kate Sheppard. She had a big impact on women rights. In our DLO we had to find out why she is famous, what she did, who she was and he personality qualities. I worked with Te Wai, Lyndon and Daniel. We had to do a lot of talking about our learning so everyone knew what to do.

Dance

In LS2 we have been practicing our dance moves for the school production that Zoe has taught us. The type of learning we were doing was called rewindable learning. We were split into three groups and each of them doing a different song. My group is doing Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees. The other two groups are doing I See Red and Footloose. Yesterday Mrs Anderson recorded us doing our dance moves. We then watched the video and tried to see what we could improve on. We found out that we had to be in time with each other and to go in the same direction.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Maths DLO


Today for maths Daniel and I worked together to complete a set of fraction word problems. After we solved all of them we had to chose one word problem to put in our DLO. We both found the fraction word problems quite easy.


Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey Participation and Awards

Today Rachel came to our school to give out certificates to the people who participated in the Winter Learning Journey over the holidays. It was really amazed to hear that there were more participating than last time. The people who managed to come first, second and third managed to win a prize. Daniel and Oh Hsen came first, I managed to tie second with Alex and Eric and Ofa came third. I would like to thank Rachel and her team for doing a fantastic job running this programme and I can't wait to participate in the next one.

Tech

For tech the year eights have been doing Graphic with Ms Ferguson. The past weeks we have been planning our design for our clocks. We had to draw it on paper first then get cut out using the laser cutter. After our designs got cut out we had to draw the out lines that are going to be on it. Then when we finished that we had to paint our designs. I decided to make a basketball clock.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Women's Suffrage Summary



In reading we have been looking at the women's suffrage movement in New Zealand which was led by Kate Sheppard over 100 years ago. Our task was to write a 25 word summary about what the suffrage movement was about. To finish this task my group and I had to work collaboratively, talk with each other and ask questions. We learnt that Kate Sheppard and the rest of the women that were apart of the suffrage movement had a huge impact on the way New Zealand is today.

Maths DLO


Today for maths I had to solve a maths word problem. There were three questions to the word problem. Once solved the word problem we had to create a DLO on the third question and how we solved it. I had to use my addition and multiplication skills.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Hyperbole


Today, I finished a writing task about hyperboles. We had to write our story about our unfortunate walk home. In our stories we had to add in five hyperboles. Hyperboles are extreme exaggerated statements which aren't meant to be taken seriously.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Ordering Fractions

Today for maths, we played a warm up game about ordering fractions. After that we did a test about ordering fractions. The test was a little bit harder than the warm up game. I managed to get all of the questions correct which was really good.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive?

Today Daniel and I created a 25 word summary to answer the question: Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive? For this task, we had to listen to some videos that gave answers to the question. The videos were spoken in Maori so we had to use subtitles. We had to work collaboratively with our partners to complete this task. Our summary had 26 words because it sounded better that way.

It’s important to teach younger generations about Maori storytelling to remember the past. It keeps the cultural and traditional stories alive so they won’t be forgotten.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

For this activity I had to blog about my week.  In my summary I had to write what I learnt, what I liked and what I disliked. I learnt that people are doing their best to try and save whales. I have also learnt more about New Zealand than before. I liked how the theme was the great kiwi road trip and we got to learn about our country and culture. I didn't dislike anything. I was really shocked that we have invented quite a few things like the bungee jump.

Winter Learning Journey Day 7 Activity 2

For this activity I had to take a photo of myself doing something that I find relaxing. I  decided to take a photo of myself sleeping.

Winter Learning Journey - Day 7 Activity 1

For this activity I had to come up with three things I can do to make my neighbourhood look more beautiful.

1. Pick up rubbish even if it doesn't belong to you.
2. Get more rubbish bins.
3. Have daily times where you have to pick up rubbish around your neighborhood/house.

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

For this activity I had to watch three different videos of the All Blacks performing the haka before their match. I then had to order the videos from best (#1) to worst (3#). 


Winter Learning Journey - Day 6 Activity 2

For this activity I had to write down any three events that is happening in the Matariki festival at the Te Papa museum.

1. Ukulele playing
2. Balloon sculpture making
3. There is plays to watch

Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Day 6 Activity 1

For this activity I had imagine that I have never been to New Zealand before and I was on the first waka (canoe) to arrive at Shag Point (one of five places in the South Island that Maori people settled. I then have to write a poem about what I would feel when I arrived.

Discovered new land that has never seen before,
I couldn't wait to get off my waka and explore.
As I went to go up and stand on the sand,
I had a wonderful view of this beautiful land.
I was so happy that we somewhere new to live,
we have this whole land to ourselves it is really massive.



Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

For this activity I had to to say if I would like to cycle the Otago Rail trail one day. I say yes because it sound like loads of fun. Another reason is because I really like riding my bike. It will be a really good exercise for me since it is 150 km. Image result for otago central rail trail

Winter Learning Journey - Day 5 Activity 2

For this activity I had to research and learn about a famous New Zealander and create a DLO about him/her. In that DLO I had to write her/his (in my case his) name, why he was famous, where he was born and two interesting facts about him. I chose Neil Finn because I like the songs that he has written over the years.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Day 5 Activity 1

For this activity I have to pretend that I got lost in a forest all by myself. I have to write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next.

It was a beautiful day with the sun shining bright. I was enjoying the wonderful view of the beautiful forest when I realized that I have wandered off by myself. Desperately trying to find help. I started to call out. I was shouting as loud as a lions roar. Only having a bottle of water and an apple, it will be really hard to find some food and water. I couldn't go much further so I decided to have a nap. An hour later I was woken up from a strong noise not far away. I got up to find out what it was. It was the rest of my group looking for me and that was my most happiest moment of my life.

Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

For this activity I had to form my opinion about people fishing in Farewell Spit. I think that we should ban people from fishing in Farewell Spit. Many Hector's dolphins are dying each year by getting caught by large fishing nets. They can fish somewhere else where they are not near the Hector's dolphins. Since Hector's dolphins are endangered they can possibly become extinct. 

Winter Learning Journey - Day 4 Activity 2

For this activity I had to watch to movie trailers of a movie called Whale Rider. After that I had to write a summary of the movie and rate it out of five. The movie is about a girl's twin brother who was going to become the next chief of their tribe but he dies at birth. Only men were allowed to become chiefs of their tribes but that custom was changed after the twin brother dies and the sister survives. I give this movie a four out of five because I'm curious to see what happens in the movie.

Winter Learning Journey - Day 4 Activity 1

For this activity, I had to read about a place called Farewell Spit. It was in the news recently where some whales accidentally swam into the spit and got stuck on the beach. They couldn’t swim back out to the sea because the water was to shallow. The local people tried their best to save them, but sadly many of them died. I have to describe what the local people did to try and save the whales. The locals did these things:
  • Put cloths and towels on them.
  • They grab their chilly bins, water bottles, cooking pots and mixing bowls to fill with water to keep the whales wet.
  • Pour buckets of water on them.

Winter Learning Journey - Day 3 Activity 2

For this activity I had to read about how people in New Zealand are working to kill pests like possums. I need to form an opinion and give three reasons why I think that way. I think that New Zealanders are doing the right thing by getting rid of the pests because:
1. They are eating the eggs of other animals like the Kokako.
2. They have diseases that can spread to other animals.
3. The pests damage native trees.

Winter Learning Journey - Day 3 Activity 1

For this activity I had to decide which New Zealand native animal I would adopt. I decided to adopt a Kea. Kea's are parrots (a type of bird). They are known to be cheeky. Kea's are omnivores so that means that they can eat both plants and meat. Wild Kea's only exist in the South Island.
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Winter Learning Journey - Bonus Activity

For this activity I had to interview one person in my family and ask him/her what their five favourite things to do outside. I decided to interview my younger sister. Her favourite things to do:

1. Playing with her friends
2. Climbing trees
3. Riding her bike
4. Going up the Mt Wellington or around the Panmure Basin
5. Shooting hoops outside

Winter Learning Journey - Day 2 Activity 2

For this activity I had to imagine I got to interview Laura Dekker (a famous sailor). Now I have to write five questions that I would ask her. Here is a short clip of Laura. Laura Dekker sailing trip.

1. How old were you when you first started sailing?
2. What inspired you to become a sailor?
3. What did you eat and drink while you were on your sailing trip?
4. What made want to sail around the world?
5. Does anyone in your family like to sail?

Winter Learning Journey - Day 2 Activity 1

For this activity I visited three places. They were Rangitoto, Karekare Beach and Tane Mahuta (the oldest living Kauri tree living in NZ) . Now I have to tell which place I enjoyed visiting the most and I also have to explain why. My favourite place out of these three is Rangitoto. That is because you have a spectacular view when you get there.

Winter Learning Journey - Day 1 - Bonus Activity

For this activity I had to create my own New Zealand flag. I decided to use a site called Flag Designer. After I finished designing my flag I had to take a screenshot of it. Here is my flag here below. The black and white represents our rugby team the All Blacks. The green tree represents our wonderful plants, trees and bushes all around New Zealand.

Winter Learning Journey - Day 1 Activity 2

For this activity I had to watch the tourist video for Auckland to find about all the amazing things we can do and see. After I finished watching the video we had to list our top five favourite activities.

1. Go to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
2. Head to Auckland Domain.
3. Visit the animals at the Auckland Zoo
4. Go to Rainbows End
5. Go to the observation platform on the Sky Tower to have a good view of the city.

Winter Learning Journey - Day 1 Activity 1

Today I started the Winter Learning Journey. The Winter Learning Journey is a bunch of online activities that is set during the Winter holidays. For this task we had to go on the Tourism New Zealand website and click on Facts - New Zealand People tab. We then had to choose three interesting facts and put them in our own words. Here are the facts I found out.
1. Did you know over three quarters of NZ's population lives in the North Island?
2. Are you aware that 15% of NZ families own their own boat?
3. New Zealand's national sport is rugby.

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Image result for boat

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Tamaki Wrap


Tamaki Wrap came to our school and explained to us how plastic is effecting our environment. I have completed this Prezi with Oh Hsen. It includes some information that you may not be aware of. 

Tae Kwondo DLO


This is my DLO I have created about our kiwisport for this term Tae Kwondo. It is really tiring but it really helps you get more fit. My favourite part was kick the pads. I managed to kick quite high so our instructor stood on a chair. It was really hard and I managed to kick it.

Summarizing The Main Idea




Yesterday afternoon, Miss Apelu (a teacher from Tamaki College) visited LS2. We were sharing our summarizing work with her. Mrs Anderson read a short text about recycling and we had to write down the words we thought was important. We then narrowed it down to 20 words then 6 words. Using those 6 words we wrote a summary.


Dance Evaluation



This is my dance evaluation DLO I have created with my group (Te Wai, Calvin and Daniel). We recorded ourselves doing our dance routine. After that we watched what we had to improve on. We found out that we need to face the audience more and keep in time with each other.


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Inter-School Orienteering


Today some students at PBS went to Pt England Reserve to participate in the inter-school Orienteering. When we got there the grass was slippery and muddy. The year eight boys and I went last. When we started I sprinted to my first control. I was finding each control quite fast. Near the middle I was getting tired of running but I didn't give up. I kept on going and I managed to come fourth out of our school. It took me seventeen minutes to finish the course. I was really proud of myself because I did way better than I did last time.