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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.