Monday, 19 November 2018

Figure It Out - Maths

For Maths, Our classroom has been working on some figure it out books.
One of the problems we came across, was measurement.
We had to measure parts of our body and here are our results.

Head - 22.8
Wrist - 6
Arm - 26.7
Neck - 13
Fist - 10.6
Index finger - 3.7
Foot - 9.10
Waist - 30.15
Wrist - 7.6
Arm - 28.16
Fist - 11.2
Index finger - 3.8
Foot  - 12.7
Head - 22.8
Wrist - 6
Arm - 26.10
Neck - 13.
Fist - 10.3
Index finger - 3.7
Foot - 10.10
Waist - 30.0

Do Teachers Need To Go On Strike? - Paragraph

(( Here is a paragraph from a argument I’ve written a few days ago ))

Teachers deal with children within school hours, but to be told to entertain students during summer breaks is not a thing a teacher is normally paid to do. Outside school, teachers are known to be normal people, and like our parents they have their own family to take care off. It is not their responsibility to provide for us during the weekend or holidays but they do and we aren’t really showing much gratitude. If payments are low, teachers could find it difficult to live their life and might result to quitting and finding a job that provides a great amount of money.

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Red Algae - Inquiry Presentation

For the past few weeks, room 7 have been focusing on plants.
Our current inquiry presentations, were to study different plants.
My friend and I got the Red Algae, down below is our presentation.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Manaiakalani Movie Festival - 2018

We were going to the Manaiakalani Movie Festival and all our movies were being premiered. We sat in our seats and almost immediately the movies began. Students from different schools came up to a small stage with a light shining bright onto them. Then after their speeches the lights will than dim down and the movies would begin. All the movies from other schools were extremely good and not to mention, that the speakers were definitely confident. After almost an hour of watching amazing movies from other schools including ours, we were than headed back to school thanking not only the main hosts but the hoyts workers for having us there.  

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Monday, 17 September 2018

Kiwican - 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 it's 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 learned more about different musical notes,
especially the tribal clef.

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.

Figure It Out - Maths

For Maths, Our classroom has been working on some figure it out books. One of the problems we came across, was measurement. We had to ...