Monday, 17 September 2018


Today we had Kiwican.
Our topic was perseverance, which means keep trying. The class had a discussion on where we should show perseverance and why is it important to show it. Some of our students answered by saying in some sports events or situation where we want to give up. Other students said its important to show perseverance so we all can be good at something we think we're not. When we finished having our discussion we then played Ball tag and Pictionary.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Something Alive, Jem Yoshioka :))

WALT - Infer meaning from text

How can you relate to this text?
I sadly can’t relate, but I totally understand Jem’s perspective.

How does Jem feel about her heritage?
Throughout the story her points of view changes. In the beginning she feels quite sad that she doesn't know much about her Japanese culture, but around the end she becomes happy for, she now studies and learns her language.

What does she mean when she says “I’m lost in both places”?
Jem was born in New Zealand but her ancestors came from Japan. Maybe she's saying that she doesn't feel entirely japanese and so she's lost? I mean it can get rather confusing and frustrating when you hardly know much about where you come from or you identity.

How effective are the images?
The illustrations in the book, fits very well through the story. It made everything more understandable.

When she says “I am learning” and  “I am trying” what is meant by that?
In the story Jem has began to learn her language. These two sentences, may be referring to her as she is both learning and trying to understand more about her ancestors culture.

What symbols are present in the text or images?
When I read the book, I’ve noticed a symbol of a bunny in some images.

What do you think these symbols mean?
Well, I actually investigated on what the bunny means. In Japan it is known as the moon rabbit. They name this the moon rabbit because they believed the rabbit lived in the moon. This was a very well known folk.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Kiwican & Music

Today, Room 7 had Kiwican and Music.
For Music we were learning about World Instruments. We then did some playing on the
ukulele with the song, Le Aute. We also learn't more about different musical notes, especially
the tribal clef.

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For Kiwican we got to learn about perseverance - which means keep trying. For our Kiwican activities we got to play blind square, and the perseverance challenge. For blind square we had to link/hold hands with our group members. For this activity we also had to close our eyes while Mr Numia and Ms Lily call out random shapes. As they call out random shapes, we had to make them within our groups. Although it was kinda complicated, we all had fun. For the perseverance challenge we had to do different activities. These normally depended if we would give them a try, though they were hard.

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Gymnastics (last lesson)

For kiwisport we did gymnastics.
Today was the last week and so we got to practice what we have been learning for the past five
weeks. We firstly got into a straight line and then we all individually did some handstands,
cartwheels, rolly pollys and some high jumps. Although it was exhausting, we all participated!

Friday, 24 August 2018

Locomotive Magic - Problem Two (dominos)

For Maths today we have been working on figure it out books.
Here is the problem, my friends and I came across : This domino doughnut has a total of
nine dots along each side. Use the same dominoes to make a domino doughnut that has
12 dots each side. This is our solution

Locomotive Magic - Problem One

For Maths Room 7 have been working on Figure it out books. My friends and I have came across
one of the problems and decided to find a solution! Here is the problem and our answer.
Cog A is turned anti clock wise four full turns.
a. How many full turns will cog C make?
b. In which direction will it turn?

a. Cog C will be able to make 6 full turns
b. Anticlockwise

Thursday, 23 August 2018


For reading we were learning how to analyse the use of images,  photographs,
illustrations, text boxes, maps, charts, graphs and how they support texts!

List down facts you have collected from the text.

  • Refraction is a bending light
  • Light refracts whenever it changes angles.
  • The bending from refraction makes it possible for us to have lenses, magnifying glasses, prisms and rainbows.

Take a snapshot of the illustrations, charts and diagrams. Upload the snapshots on this
document with an explanation of how this helps you understand the text.

This picture is telling me that if light travels into water then it would slightly become slow. The direction would also kinda change.

Each ray of light entering a diverging cave lens refracts outwards.


Today we had Kiwican. Our topic was perseverance, which means keep trying. The class had a discussion on where we should show perseverance...