Monday, 18 September 2017

Read an EBOOK day

 Since it is the 18th of September, we have been reminded that reading is really important and that it would help us with our reading skills. Ls2 got to use a really cool site that is called read an Ebook day from the Tamaki overdrive. I read a really intresting book called the Injustice gods among us. It is a very fascinating comic book and I hope to read more about it soon. Also I can read in my own time because there are heaps of other exiting comic or more books to read.  

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Shot types - DLO

Today I have created a DLO that shows what kind of shot types there are. They are involved in movies,E.P and others. My favourite type of a angle is a eye level because I now a bad thing is going to happen. My example is from the back to the future.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Tech New rotation

Today was the second week of our new rotation. Our tech teacher Mr Grundy got us to cut glass with this material that is called diamantor. Mr Grundy taught us some really important things that we should not do with glass. One of them is not to wipe glass of the table with your hands. Then he taught us how to cut glass with the diamantor. He said. You need to push your hand hard with the diamantor onto the glass to break it, but you can use a ruler to keep the cut straight. I tried and it was really difficult to do

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Cyber Smart

Today we had learnt how to be cyber smart on digital devices. We had to write down lists on what not to do. I have seen adds that says to click on it because we would win a million dollars, but luckily I have not been interested in them. I also learnt not to give your password,email,phone number, credit card number and your home address to any stranger around because it could lead to serious danger and also scams.    

Friday, 1 September 2017

Year 8 at Tamaki College

Today the Year 8's went to tech like we always do, then at 10:50 the year 7 and the teachers went back to school and we stayed Tamaki College to experience what college feels like. We had a lot of fun with the teachers there. My favourite activities were PE and Science because in PE we could cooperate and work as a team, and in science the teacher showed us really cool things about static electricity like how to bend water with rubber. Thank you to all the people that made us welcome at Tamaki College.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Whats great about me

It's great to be me because I like being happy around people that I get comfortable with. E.G I like to be around with people that excite me with my learning, or I like to hang out with people that are normal and are themselves.   

Friday, 25 August 2017

Tech Year 8 last rotation

 Today was our last rotation and we have finally finished painting our clocks and putting the mechanisms on. Before we finished we ended up painting the sides of our clocks. The difficult part was trying to glue our sides to our clocks.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Writing Challenge

Today I have started this challenge where we had to put apostrophes over words. Since I have already changed everything, here is an example of one that I have done so far. Do not - Don't. As you can see there is a big difference with Do not and don't. Don't have an apostrophe because it is letting you know it is a shorter word for do not. Also it tells you that there is a missing letter, and it is "O". The hardest part about this activity is that we had to try and find out what the shorter word was for the big number. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Careers Job DLO

Yesterday LS2 had started creating a DLO about what jobs we want to do in the future. I decided that I wanted to be a police officer. If I was going to be a policeman I know that it is going to take a lot of money to get there. All I need to do is get great national standards, be really good at subjects also study a lot. You can actually get a lot of money doing this job which is over $27.05 an hour and $54.230 a week.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kate Sheppard Sketch Note DLO Defining words

In Reading we had to define words that are related to the Suffrage movement. We also needed to write what we know about the suffrage movement, and other questions. CJ, Eric, Oh Hsen, Shannon and I have all worked together to complete this sketchnote. We talked about what it was and decided what we wanted to put for our answers.

Kate Sheppard DLO

Today Eric, OhHsen, C.J, Shannon and I created a google slide DLO about Kate Sheppard. We placed our questions onto a slide and wrote the answers on another slide. We all had a conversation about our learning and read facts together to put onto our DLO. What was challenging about this activity was to find the right information to put it onto our own words.

Dance LS2 Rewindable learning

Today lS2 have started learning our dance for our production at the end of the term. We were rewinding our learning from yesterday by watching our video. Ms Kirkpatrick put the song onto the TV screen so we could practice our dance and get it at the right beat. At the end we all shared our dance. I really enjoyed seeing group B's group, because the actions they were doing were really fast and it would look difficult if I was in their group.

Idiom writing Challenge

Today Zane and I have created an Idiom writing challenge. We started by researching idiom images so we could put them onto the DLO. When I was searching through images I came across to one that said hit the road. I knew that it was the one I was going to use for my DLO.  Zane and I  had a discussion to see if we were going to use it or something else. I learnt quite a lot of things about idiom. The hardest part about this writing challenge was trying to find an image because there were heaps of interesting ones I wanted to use. And the easiest part was writing down what it meant because I hear these words in some movies that I watch on Netflix.  

Monday, 7 August 2017

hyperbole writing challenge

Today I have created a writing challenge DLO about hyperbole. I had to create a paragraph about my unfortunate walk home. But I ended up doing a run back home. What was challenging is that I had to think of a sentence that has hyperbole into it. But now I have learnt new thing about what hyperbole is.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter learning journey, Blog

During the holidays there has been a really amazing winter learning journey program going on through out the cluster of manaiakalani. It was amazing to see other peoples blogging because I only got to comment on one them. We would like to give a really big thank you to Rachel Williams who was the person who told us about the winter learning journey. I was inspired and thought about it when the holidays had started. I also enjoyed exploring through the sites so I could blog then but I realised I was going to Australia I quickly did one after packing, but as soon as I came back I saw 4 or 6 comments from people which was  really awesome to see.


Tech Year 8

  Today at tech the year eights and I have just started painting our design, some of us still needed time because our tech teacher Mrs Ferguson was busy trying to cut out our clock designs by using the laser cutter. Before we started we had to draw over with a pencil the design that we want to paint onto, but we had to take our time or we could mess it up and have to start all over again. The hardest part about my design was drawing New Zealand (aotearoa). And painting all over it was even difficult. I had a really great time painting the ocean and mixing the colours. But the best thing about this is helping each other out when they are stuck on something.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Suffragette movement DLO

In reading we have being learning about how women got equal rights. We watched a 14 minuet video about the Suffragette movement and we recorded our notes and learnt a lot of things about it. After watching the video we made a DLO and with our notes we had to write 25 words about the Suffragette movement. I have made this DLO with my reading group Eric, OhHsen,C.J and Shannon.    

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why is it important to keep the storytelling alive

It is important to keep the Moari Stories intresting to keep the culture alive in our history so that it will never be forgotten. 

Today Lyndon and I created a legend summary about why we have to keep the storytelling alive. We watched videos and got some words so we could place them onto our slide. 


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Exploring myths and Legends.

In LS2 we have explored the myths and legend, I have use this website called story board that, to make a little story about how Maui brought fire to the world. The hard part about this was to choose the Characters so we could fit it in with our story. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Winter learning journey

Since the holidays has started, I had a very fun time being with my two cousins Christian and Giovanni because they slept over at my house and did really fun activity's. Also I even got to go to their rugby training in Pakuranga. There team is called the Pakuranga jaguars, also when we were there I got to see Lyric who is in my class room. After their training we went back home and did some maths activities with my aunt Jennie. She made us do some hard maths question's and we tried hard by using our strategy's to do the question... It was so awesome.  


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Cyber bullying DLO

Today I have created a DLO on 5 tips to witness bullying. I have watched some videos and info online and placed them into our own words. This would actually help people who get bullied online over the year.

Winter Solstice Animation

This is my animation that I have made with Calvin. In this animation we had to explain what the summer and winter solstice are and how seasons work. I new thing that I learnt while making this was that the summer solstice is the longest day in the year and the winter solstice is the shortest day in a year.

Dance Evaluation

This is my dance evaluation DLO I have created with Daniel A.J and Tewai. We downloaded a video of our group dance and another video with two people doing these amazing dance moves. This is our last dance session and I am really exited for the new art session in term three.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Plastic free July DLO

Yesterday Jericho and I started working on our plastic free July DLO but before we both started making this, we went down to the hall so we could do really cool activities about our land and other sort of things. I have basically learnt a lot from it and have put down one thing I have learnt so far.    

Thursday, 29 June 2017

How to write an email DLO

Today I have created a DLO on how to send an email if you applying for a job. I think that this would be useful if i'm trying to apply for a job in the future because if I didn't I would be getting some mistakes and I would be missing out on the job.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Matariki DLO

Yesterday Te Wai and I started on a DLO that talks about the legend of Matariki and the six sisters. We went on our class site and watched a video about this task. I think that Matariki is really good thing for us to celebrate because its about celebrating a new year in Maori culture.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Black out day PBS

Today panmure bridge school had a black out day, everyone who are supported the all blacks wore black clothes and people that are supporting the Lions wore red clothes. We had a really fantastic day because we did what we could so the all blacks would work hard and train hard for their game tomorrow. The Kapa Haka group did a fantastic performance when they showed us their haka. After we finished we went out side on the field in a group so we could make our letter, each of us had a letter written on our hands. We had a really fun time with Mr Wong flying the drone in the sky facing the camera at us cheering the all blacks. After doing that we went on the court so we could pass the All Blacks rugby ball with a signature signed on it to all of the students in our school. We wish both teams good luck to see who wins tomorrow

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dance group B

Today Tewai and I started working with another group Daniel and A.j. We started practising doing our moves together and collaborated hard so we could get it done quickly. After Mrs Anderson finished doing things with Ms Linda she came over so that she could record us do our dance. After when 3 people shared theirs it was our turn to do our dance. We got got some parts wrong to it but we managed to complete it with a great ending.    

Wednesday, 21 June 2017


This is a histogram chart that shows info about how long it takes to make rubbish get erased. It mostly takes tin cans over 50 to 100 years, aluminum cans take 80 years to get erased. When it comes to plastic bags it mostly takes forever for it to disappear in the ground.  

Link to rubbish site

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Dance, Group B

Today group B had dance, we started of by recording us doing our dance moves. My partner was not here so I worked with Harlem H because his partner was not here to. So instead of using the paper that had all our plans on, we started over again and created our own dance. We managed to record it but we got some parts wrong to it. We had a lot of fun recording us dance and practising it.  

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Kuaka Group, Summary

Today we had a learning conversation about a book we read. Our group had to write a summary about the facts. To do this we had to negotiate the 20 most important words. Then we chose the 6 most important words. After that we used those 6 words in sentences to summaries the information.

Thursday, 1 June 2017


This is a DLO on Kilikiti. Kilikiti is a Samoan traditional game. It is similar to Cricket but it is different from each other by the bats, balls, and cloths because the bats have three flat side and the kilikiti ball is made out of different materials. Did you know that in Samoa people sing and provide food for people when that event takes place. For this task I worked collaboratively with Sanujan and Joshua W.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Kuaka reading

Today the Kuaka group read a text about fa'aluma. Fa'aluma means to mock people and to embarrass them in Samoan. After reading the text we had to go on a DLO that explains what was the original role of the fa'aluma,what is fa'aluma's role and now why did it changed and Our own opionion if they should stop mocking or keep doing this

Reduce reuse recycle

I have created a DLO about Reduce, Reuse and recycle, I have placed in order what they all mean. I have attributed two logos about this task.

Hit The Button

Today Mrs Anderson's math's group played hit the button. We played this game to help us with our times table and to answer faster. The hardest part was to try find the answer and click on it. It was even harder because there was a timer that comes down from one minute. 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Maths Strategy Problem

Last week I have made a DLO about using the HTO strategy to help us solve our problems to the times table. I did 30 x 4. I started of by using 30 x 4 that = 120 and then I did 4 x 4 that = 16. Then I putted the answer 120 and 16 together and it made 136

Group B Dance

This was the 3rd week of dance, we also finally got to be back with our partners because they were at kappa haka last week. We just started doing the dance when miss Anderson showed us a video about two people doing these really cool shape robot dance moves. I actually thought it was really cool to see them do this, after watching the video me and Tewai went to practice some of the dance moves from their video and putted them into our own moves. It was really challenging but we also had heaps of fun, my favorite part of the video is when they do the stare case movement. Lyndon and Harlem H accomplished it, I tried to do it with Tewai but we failed.  

Link to the video - Click here 

Making Connections

Today I have bee practising making connections, The connection's we have to text links to the information. There are three types of connections,text to text, text to self text to world.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Group B, music

Today was the second week of dance, my partner was gone to kapa haka  up at the Panmure library. So my buddy today was Lyric. before we did anything else we warmed up to get our muscles ready. After we did this we started of by watching a video from the TV. I learnt that a free flow was moving your body around with your bones, i even learnt that a bound flow was moving your body around using your muscles. But our main focus was about using the shapes and finding which angle we could do to make it. The hardest shape to do was the square shape because when me and partner was sharing it to the other group we got muddled up and had to restart again.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Music, group B

Today group B did warm ups task. Our task linked to stretching, running on the spot's and doing push ups. warm up raises up your heart beat and increases oxygen from your muscles. We had to go in partners, my partner was Tewai and we had to work with a paper, vivid and a device so we could watch a video and find a specific music so we could use it together with our warm up exercise. Later on we had to share our exercise with a group.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Making connections DLO

Last week me and my buddy Harlem created a making connections DLO. We had to write down our reaction to the story, when when the wind blows. Text to text, text to world, text to self.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Current Events

Today me and Harlem made a DLO about. Ivory in China, Why they stopped selling ivory, and our opinions to what we think would happen next. We had to read five articles and put it on our DLO. My Opinion to this is why are they taking things without permission. They even want to do this because they kill elephants to get ivory, then they make it and sell them to get lots of money.  

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Chunky challenge "AKE"

Today I made word cloud that shows the word "ake" in it. We first did this on a google presentation so we could fill out all the ake words we know, and some new ake words we don't know. After doing them we started on our simple sentences. We had Simple, compound and complex, from one normal sentence to something more interesting specific.   

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Te Taio O Tamaki

Today some of the students from our school went to Te Oro, so we could have a look at some interesting learning from other schools in our cluster that was being shared today. When we went in the theatre and watched our school preform, I really thought that they were awesome, they were confident in both their speaking and acting. I really loved the Kapa Haka group, because they were amazing at singing the Maori songs. I really enjoyed seeing the other schools creative work, and especially liked how the dolphins had been made with aluminium netting to show what happens when they eat rubbish.