Wednesday, 23 November 2016

I can Apply the strategies to problem solving questions/ real life situations

Modelling book

Extended abstract task

Overall I found The Worksheets I did the hardest as they took me a long time to really pick up, I found the tasks on ixl like dividing fractions and adding them a lot easier as i picked it up very fast and they were actually pretty easy.


Monday, 21 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
The Proedure and the way of doing things while on a marae
The welcoming Ceremony for all the visitors.
Tangata whenua
The local people who have been to lots of maraes and are connected to the marare through family and association.
Visitors and new people to the marae
Rights and obligations, the main base to a marae.
The relationship between all the people to the marae and belonging.
Respect and manners given to the people who are older then you
Love, paying it forward and Respect towars everyone

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is What the powhiri is like and what they do during the ceremony.

Treaty of Watangi

Friday, 21 October 2016

Kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka.
I wasn't at Kapa Haka the previous week thanks to me being sick so I was looking forward to this weeks kapa haka as I felt like it had been a while.
Once everyone got there we all sat down and the teachers said that we will be forming our lines for our last performances of the year. (The are 3.)
They got the four tallest year 8's that were there that day. I was included as a lot of taller people were away that day.
So the four people lined up and the teachers just set people up around us to make a triangle.
It did take a while, but I had to make sure to stand still so the teachers knew where the center was.
Once the lines were set up we had to rotate ourselves around to be facing the other way. Once that was done we practiced our songs.
First, we practiced one of the newest songs, there was one slight problem with that, I forgot the action as I was their last week!
plus to make things even harder I was at the front at had barely any people to copy off!
The second song we performed was a slow song which was much easier and had no actions and I knew all the words.
After that, we performed our school song!
Once we performed all the song we could go back to class and enjoy morning tea.
OverallI really enjoyed Kapa Haka as I felt like it had been a while and also I liked performing the songs.

Care Value:
The care value I used was Respect as I made sure to stand still to help the teachers form the lines for our performances.

Leadership Trait:
The leadership trait I used was resilience because me trying to do the actions was an epic fail but I still tried to remember them.

Role Model:
I was a role model by making sure to listen and try and follow the actions to the song.


Today I had librarian.
Firstly before school this week my friends and I would be in the library and help out if Mrs Ward wasn't there and someone had a book to return.
Also this week it was raining and Alicia and I wanted to get out of the classroom so we went to the library and Mrs Ward asked us to move a table and put a few books away for her.
Personally, I really like returning books as there is something pretty fun about it.
I also had reading to the juniors today which I always like to do.
The library was actually closed today but I asked if Alicia and I could still do reading to the juniors as I really wanted to blog about it.
As the library was closed we didn't bring bean bags, just books.
After Alicia and I chose our books we walked over to the junior area.
while reading to a little girl these other girls came over so I changed my book to an interesting book as the other one they found boring.
It was a long lego friends book with quite a bit of information.
The book to quite a while to read and finish so afterward I asked Alicia if she wanted to pack up as we need to put the books away.
So after we packed our books up we walked back to the library to put all of our books and anything else away.
Overall reading to the juniors went very well today as we had some good books to read and the juniors listened very well.

Care Value:
the care value I used was Community for getting involved and doing librarian as i could've not done it as the library was closed.

Leadership Trait:
the leadership trait I showed was active thinker because I made sure to chose the best book to read as it was long and I had to make sure it was simple for them.

Role model:
I was a role model because I made sure to get involved and just do librarian.

Thursday, 20 October 2016


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • How limited dictatorship is and how lucky we are for being a democracy country.
  • In parliament house people's roles and what they do.
  • How many people sit in Parliament and where the parties sit.

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.
Compare and Contrast map