Thursday, 21 September 2017

3rd Paideia Seminar Reflection

On Tuesday the year 5&6 extension group had their 3rd Paideia Seminar. A Paideia Seminar is when we all come together and discuss a statement that is given to us by our teachers. Our statement for the paideia seminar was: Is being civilised a good thing!

I think being civilised is a bad and good thing and it’s like somewhere in the middle. Being civilised can be like a bad thing to some people because you can lose your identity and your ancestors ways. For example back in the days in like the islands they used to use wood to heat their food. Nowadays people use stoves and other technology. The good thing is that we need a change in our lives. We need forks and knives instead of using your hands which can spread germs and other things.

During the Paideia Seminar I think I did a little less talking then I did in the 2nd Paideia Seminar. I did my best and I did tried to encourage others to speak but other people spoke over those ones who needed to speak. I think the people who did less talking last time has improved Paikea provided good information about our group. I think it was really hard linking to each others idea's for me and challenging other people. I think that I should've talked a little bit more about the statement because I hardly talked about Is being civilised such a good thing. I also thought that I should've just said what I felt inside of me about the statement and our planet.

I was too scared to say what I really felt about  being civilised. Next time I think I should ask people if they can clarify what they're talking about because I think that I talked less last time is because I did not get some of the things other people were talking about. The other thing I would like to do is share my information I had already had because during the seminar I made up what I was saying instead of using the information that I had already. This is my reflection about our 3rd Paideia Seminar!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Image Attribution!

Walt: Attribute an image.
Image attribution:

Task Description: Today is Cyber Smart Monday! Today for Cyber Smart Monday we are learning to attribute and image. We had to look up a photo online and we had to set it so the images a free to use. I used an image that was labeled for reuse with modification. That meant that I had used an free image but I will have to change it a little bit. As you can see there is an attribution of the image I got. 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The Mars One Project!

Walt: make connections with what we read, and what we have read before.

Task Description: Today for Reading we are finishing off work from last week. Our focus was on the Mars One Project. Here is a presentation about the Mars One Project. We had to read three articles about the project to help us with our presentation. I found out lot's of information like about What astronauts will do on Mars and Who will go to Mars! We also decorated the slide so it's not just a boring grey look. I added images that are related to the Mars One Project and attributed it unless I made the image. This is my Mars One Project Presentation.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Mars one Astronaut!

Walt: make connections with what we read, and what we have read before.

Task Description: Today we were finishing off work from last week. Unfortunately I couldn't finish my work from last week. So here it is. Last week we were learning about the Mars One Project. For this activity we had to create our own astronaut profile. We had to include his Name, Age, Country, Languages, Skills and Reason for joining the Mission. We then downloaded an image to create our Astronaut and drew over it. This is my Astronaut Profile!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Cross Country!

Walt: structure a recount. 

Last week on Friday the whole school participated in our Cross Country running race. The weather was super hot but there were still lot’s of puddles and muddy areas. Have you ever participated in a Cross Country race?

Like the story so far? Click the link to Read the Full Story Here

Task Description: Today we had to write a recount about Cross Country! We also had to structure our recount from what happened first to the end. In the story we had to include juicy vocab from Cross Country like the muddy puddles and how exhausting we were after we went passed the finish line. The first thing we had to write was the Introduction, Before the Race, During the Race, After The Race and Conclusion. I then posted this on my blog with a photo from the event and here it is!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Maui and the Sun Animation!

Amelia Maui from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Task Description: This is another late animation. Today I decided to finish off my animation from Term 1. Term 1's animation was about Maui and the Sun. I had to draw all the characters in the story like the Sun, Maui and Maui's brothers. I then wrote a script and did a voice over of myself.

Post Card Activity!

Walt: think critically about what we read.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rubric score for Extension!

Rubric Score Reflection:

After reading the rubric I found out that my score was 27. I thought that the scores were fair because the people in my group scored around 20 to 27. I think that being the leader of my group helped me improve my score by taking idea’s from the people in my group and making a great project. I scored a 5 in my performance contribution to the production. My goal for that is to stay there and help others get a 5 too! For Collaboration I think that we did well but I think that we should work harder together at a team so that we could get a 5. In the paideia seminar I contributed a lot. My goal for that is to not just encourage the people that are not in my group but to encourage the people in my group because two of them only got a 2 in the paideia seminar. Now I’ve learnt the things that I need to improve at and how I did in the rubric!

Technology Animation!

How Technology has changed over time!
Amelia Technolgy Animation from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Task Description: This work is overdue from last term. But I am just finishing off work and I decided to finish this. Last year out topic was Now Thats Thinking. We had to create an animation about how technology has changed over time. We had to choose two subjects that we had to animate. Fishing or Sailing. For each subject we had to create a animation how it has changed over time. I chose Fishing. I used google to help me find information about fishing in the past and now. I then recorded my animation along with an voice over and here it is!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Advice Blog!

Walt: About the sun
Task description: Today for Literacy Room 7 is helping Chris Yoddle to find information about the sun. We had to read two articals about the sun. We had to write a reply back to Chris who is helping his little sister with her solar system homework. So we gathered information for Chris. We also had to answer his questions. Thats all for Today!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Amelia Problem Solving

Walt: solve decimal problems

Task Description: Today for maths the Pongs we are learning to solve decimal problems. I have been late with my maths and all my literacy is taking over my blog! Sorry if you wanted to see more maths on my blog. Anyways if you don't know how this rolls well I am here to tell you. Before doing this our teacher Mr Goodwin show us and practice what we are learning. We are learning to multiply decimals at the moment. After having little practices we go off and do our problem solving. We read the problem then we solve in our maths book. After solving the problem we take a photo of it and then write down how we solved it. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Picture Book Writing!

Walt: Write for younger audience.

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Bam! I land on Venus. Well this is really hot! Hotter than Mercury well that’s no fun. Ouch I hurt my bottom well that was really dumb! It’s so bright up here what am I going to do? Stay up here well that's going to be a no! At night time I heard that it is very cold! Lucky it’s not night time. I would prefer a better planet. Here we go, I’m movin on!

Like the story! Read the whole story here

Task Description: Today Room 7 is working on a big project! We are writing a story for the younger ones in our school. Since our theme for this Term is space we had to write the story based on someone going to space. In order for the little ones to understand we had to try and use words that kids can understand. We are making 5 picture books from each group. We have to go to each others blog and read each others piece of writing. After we've chosen the story there will be the writers, the illustrators and the designers! Then that will be the end of our project! 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Measuring our Feet!

Walt: Understand Measurement

Task Description: Today for Maths Pongs did a topic about Measurement. We had to place our feet on our Maths book and draw an outline of it. It was really funny. We then took a ruler a measured our foot. Mine was 21 cm it might not be the proper measurement but that's all we can do. After that I had to walk beside Naomi ( My Partner ) and counted every time I steeped. If you don't get me look at the photo on the left. Anyways from my side of the whole thing she was about a 7 of my feet. After that I did all the maths up here on this photo as you can see. I added a photo of the foot I drew and put and example of what we did on the left. Hope you enjoy!   

Monday, 14 August 2017

How to remember the Planets in the Solar System!

Walt: understand information collected from multiple sources.

Task Description: This week Room 7 Literacy had to make a little rhyme that will help you remember the order of the 8 planets in the solar system. This week we are focusing on Pluto that used to be a planet but now scientists discovered that it was not a planet. So some people can say,"Well it's a planet in my heart"! Well you have to get used to Pluto not being a planet. Anyways I used google to help me find some words. Since Pluto ain't a planet anymore it was kind of hard finding the words but I managed and came up with My Very Educated Mother Just served us Nougat, and if you can see the first letter of each word has the first letters of each planet. For Example: My Very stand for Mercury and Venus. I then added a photo of the solar system without Pluto. I hope this helps you remember each planet in the solar system. Stay tuned for my next post 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

A Post Card to Space!

Walt: understand information collected from multiple sources.

Task Description: Today for Literacy Room 7 had to write a post card! This not a real post card anyways we had to pick anyone to write our post card to we can even write it to a celebrity. But I decided to stay simple and stick to one of our teachers at school! I had to choose a planet to write about and then pretend that I was send the letter from space to my person about our chosen planet. I had to describe if I was actually in space. I also used google to help me find information about my planet!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Visiting your Solar System!

Walt: understand information collected from multiple sources.

Task Description: Hello Viewers. This activity is kind of like an advice blog you might have seen recently. Anyways I had to answer questions from a alien Gorgon. He wants to know which is a good place to grow crops, which is a save planet to hide a massive spaceship and how long does it take us to orbit around the sun. I found all of this information from two reading and wrote down what I read. I also used images using explore. You will know what explore is in my latest 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Solar System!

Walt: understand information collected from multiple sources.

Task Description: Today Room 7 Literacy had to complete a activity about the Solar System. This is my finish look. To start off We had to find images on Explore. Explore is just like Google but when you have an drive there's presentations, Docs and Google draw. At the top of each subject it should say tools then when you click it, it is let's you type up what you want. Anyways going back to the images we had to place all the planets in order starting from the Sun all the way to Neptune. This is not the real size of what the planet is but I tried my best. I then added all the names of the planets just to show you guys the name of each one! I hope you enjoy. Stay tuned for my next blog-post.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey!

Hello Viewers! Today at assembly the lovely Rachel Williamson the one who owns the Winter and Summer Learning Journey program came to Pt England! Rachel came to Pt England because she was handing out Prizes and certificates to the people who participated in the blogging challenge. I was so lucky that I placed first in the blogging challenge. There were also other kids who won 2nd place tie and 3rd place tie. I was so excited when the prize was given to me! I won a lot of New Zealand goodies! I even won my own scarf which will keep me warm since it's very chilly in Auckland. I'd like to thank Rachel for all the prizes and to Aronui for helping with the certificates! If you would like to join this amazing holiday program which will come up very soon I think it's the Summer Learning Journey anyways you can register there and do learning over the holidays! You can earn lot's of points and if your lucky you might win! Trust me it so cool!

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Facts about Space!

This is just a quick presentation of facts about space!

Space Narrative!

Walt: structure a narrative piece of writing. 

Me and my buddie Robocop have just entered a spaceship. Robocop is a robot and yes he is a cop. He is very smart and when it comes to serious problems….. Cop Mode is activated. The year is 4017 and the earth is dying!  Robocop and I are evacuating earth and going in a private spaceship searching for a new home right away!

Boom! Our private spaceship has landed. I step out of the spaceship and I start coughing from all the dust. I look around and see different kinds of places. The man controlling the spaceship says Good luck and zooms away right ontop of us! Luck Robocop yelled out to duck. Zoom! A spaceship just went right past us. Robocop has a concerned look. Suddenly he caught another spaceship coming towards us. Runn!

Me and Robocop are running our hardest trying to lose that terrifying spaceship! Robocop yells,”What are we gonna do”. I reply,”I don’t know but always remember to follow my lead…. Unless I need your help! “DUCK”, says Robocop as ball of fire shoots out of the spaceship! In a sassy reply I said,”Aye I knew that”. I look to my right and spotted something. “Look I found a cave….maybe if we hide inside there we could lose the spaceship” I say out of breath. We ran our hardest until we got to the cave! Whew! We managed to lose the spaceship and got to the cave.  Everything was silent that I could only hear myself breathing heavily! We both look behind us and see something bright towards us! “What’s that?”, I say. “Well we're gonna have to find out”, says Robocop walking towards the bright light.

“Wow”, says Robocop! The place looked amazing! We took a moment to admire how amazing it looked like! It was like a tropical jungle! Robocop then looked at the bushes “Uh oh”, says Robocop!  I then look at the bushes and it was moving! I step back Robocop steps forward. “Step Back”, I whisper. Then something pops out…... a small spaceship! The spaceship looked familiar to Robocop. Wait that was the spaceship that was that was chasing us. It looked damaged. We went to help the spaceship so we opened the spaceship and there was get this… A alien! Wow! The alien spoke English,”How dare you enter this jungle”  says”. “What Jungle”, I say. Alien replies,”Wait I was the one that was trying to help you”. “What help us!”, Robocop says surprised. The alien then walks off. “Wait we need to explain something”, I yell. We then explain why we are here trying to look for a new place since earth is dying! The alien then tells us to follow him to his chief.

We met the chief of the beautiful planet. He had guards behind him so we decided to stay calm. We talked over the whole situation and decided that we could have a free planet. The chief said,”Ok we truly respect what you have said so in order for the us aliens to go move to one of our other planet we need your help by writing poster”. Me and Robocop did what the chief said since he was so generous. The End!

Task Description: Today for writing we did a narrative. Since our topic for this term is Guardians of the Galaxy Room 7 literacy wrote a story about themselves and a partner. We had to pretend that we were in the year 4017 since technology has changed over time we could go to space more easier like in a private spaceship. We then created a image on google draw or other drawing websites so it can go with the story. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy!

Walt: Write about what you have learned about space. ( I made up this Walt)

Task Description: Yay school has started and I am ready to show my first blog post for Term 3! Our theme for this Term is Guardians Of The Galaxy. We are learning about space and gravity. Today Team 4 had a immersion assembly just to get into the space vibe. Team 4 was split into 3 groups. This is one of the activity's I did with Miss Parrant and Miss West. We were learning about space and the things they do there like how they float, eat, sleep, walk and more. I hope you enjoy this presentation!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Term 3 here I come!!

Ready for school only one day early!! Just Kidding!

Hello fellow viewers! Today I'm using to much exclamation marks because I am so ready to be going back to school! Okay I think that's enough exclamation marks. Anyways I have had an amazing holiday. I loved blogging with the Winter Learning Journey. I am really looking forward to whats the next term topic going to be. So far we've had Te Taiao o Tamaki and Now that's thinking what's next. I look forward to seeing my teachers, friends and teachers and friends and yeah teachers and friends and I think the whole school oh and LEARNING! So Term 3 here I come!!

Friday, 21 July 2017

4 ways to make slime without Borax or Glue!

Task Description: After a long trip with the Winter Learning Journey me and Lillyana decided to make a presentation about slime! I thought that lot's of people try to make slime without Borax or Glue... So we decided to gather up 4 ways to make slime Borax and Glue free! First we wrote a description on how to make the slime. We also used video's from Youtube for the people that don't really get what we are saying! As you can see we have just stuck to one theme. I also used a gif that say slime and it shows it dripping! We hope you enjoyed this presentation. If you tried one of the recipes please leave a comment on you results.

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Lillyana @ PES

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Holiday Blogging WLJ - Bonus Activity The End Of An AMAZING Journey!

Bonus Activity: On your blog, post a video or write a description about your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?

To start off I would like to say a big thank you to Rachel for this amazing program. I also would like to thank the people who helped you with the program, and one last thank you to the people who commented on my activity's!!

I have learn't a lot through our online journey. I loved learning about the Brown Kiwi on Day 3's Activity! I thought that they were Native to New Zealand but it turns out there not because there actually endemic. I also enjoyed interviewing my sister even though it was a short activity! I actually got to tell Rachel a lot about my family through comments. I've also learn't a lot of course about New Zealand. I got to learn about the meaning of the name New Zealand or Aotearoa, how NZ was found and all about us New Zealanders.

I definitely liked writing the little story how your all alone because it helped me express my feelings if that actually happened to me! I also liked writing down 3 things we should do to stop pollution. It was so interesting thinking about it, what if I was chosen to help with pollution as a leader I would definitely list down those 3 things I wrote. I think to wrap this up what I liked about the trip was that I learned new things! So I think that I definitely loved discovering all the new or old things about New Zealand!

#Always Keep New Zealand Beautiful!!


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Holiday Blogging WLJ - D7 A1/2 #Keep New Zealand Beautiful! LAST DAY!!

  1. 7. #Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of your Great Kiwi Road Trip. You wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.
Activity 1: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come. C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\NZ Map - Schematic.png
With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighbourhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog ☺
Here is a link to a presentation I made about Pollution about a month ago. If you would like to check it our please click here!

Saving New Zealand from pollution is something people need to be open for. So I gather three things that we could do to help save our environment!

#1 - Spreading the word! The main priority is to spread the word! Spreading the word will make pollution go away! E.g. Sometime's you can create a big youth which will help pollution vanish more quicker!

#2 - Pick it up! After Spreading the word to everyone you should be able to pick up 5 pieces of rubbish everyday! But remember it should go in the bin straight away. You should then tick off every day you picked up 5 pieces of rubbish. That will also mean at the end of the year you can count up how many pieces of rubbish you have picked up!

#3 - Cleaning up the outside! If you clean the outside it will make us have a new fresh environment. Let's say if you mow the lawn you can see rubbish instantly and you should pick it up!

Activity 2: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.
On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favourite books!
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After a long soak in the natural hot pools, it is time to get back home. Your family and friends can’t wait to see you and they can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Take a moment to think about what you have seen and done over the past week.
This is just an old photo of me reading a book!
Me Listening to music!

I think that listening to music and reading a book is something that is relaxing to do!

Holiday Blogging WLJ - Bonus Activity Haka Rating

Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺

1st The Best one: I thought that the haka they did in the World Cup 2011 was the best because they had alot of strength in there haka and represented New Zealand very well!

2nd Was great but did not get there: I thought that the Haka they did against South Africa was Awesome too! But I still thought that the world cup 2011 was better.

3rd Was not that good: I did not really enjoy the haka they did with Argentina! I think they should've put a little more Kaha (Strongness i think)  into it!

Holiday Blogging WLJ - D6 A1/2 Native Aotearoa!

Day #6: Native Aotearoa
Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.

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Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…
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I have butterfly's in my stomach what do I expect? Are we almost there yet I feel very scared, we suddenly land on an brand new land. I look around and see there's nothing to fear! Looks like it's clear as I step on the sand. I look back to sea it was bright and clear. I think we've landed on a great place. I study the tree's as they are dark and bright green. I then yell HOME which I will cherish all day long!   

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.

Star Weave Jam! I chose Star Weave Jam because it's like a fun and include's lot's of creating! Following set instructions, participants will weave stars from ribbon and recycled materials.

Nga Kai o Matariki! I chose this activity because I love food. Not only that reason but I want learn how to make Maori dishes! 
-Try yummy samples and learn how to prepare and cook traditional Maori cuisine.Watch Māori chefs in action while listening to live music.

Timarama: Story telling for kids! I love listing to story's, especially myths! I would love to go to Timarama because you can listen to lot's of story's especially about Matariki! 
- Many different kinds of stories were told – stories of heroes and adventurers, of mythic characters and ancestral leaders. Stories too were told of Matariki and its appearance in the night sky

Friday, 14 July 2017

Holiday Blogging WLJ - Bonus Activity Otago Rail Trail!

Bonus Activity: You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!
On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not?
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Rachel on the Otago Rail Trail, April 2017
I think I would like to go to Otago Rail Trail! I think it sounds fun riding you bikes there walking, running I think it's awesome. I would go there because it looks like good exercise and it will make you fit either way! I would also like to go there to spend some time outdoors relaxing and enjoying the sun and nature! I think going to the Otago Rail Trail would be a big thumbs up for me!