Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Guest Speaker

This morning we had a special visitor, who came in for a special talk about our future. His name is Mr Patterson and he works with year 9's achieve their goals and dreams.

One important thing I took away from his presentation, was to be a giver and not a taker. What is a giver? A giver is when you care about others and yourself. Than what is a taker? A taker is when people who just want to keep things for themselves and not for others. 

A experience he shared with us was about, a 11 year old boy and his name is Willie. Willie was just casually walking to school one day and meet a homeless man who was crying. He stopped by the homeless man and gave him his lunch and lunch money for two weeks. After a while the homeless man now has his own job and has his own home. 

Mr Patterson is a inspiration to students, and he helps others achieve their goals and dreams.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Our support to the flounder catchers

Today at school was different. In the morning we had team 5 assembly then we walked onto the hard courts and sang a song along with our school karakia.

Soon after we walked down to riverside ave and onto the muddy and mushy grass down to Riki Rd. We then sang a waiata  and chanted some support to our Pt England flounder catchers. Such as "Catch some flounders oii" and "Go flounder catchers". I saw 12 Pt Englanders getting ready with there giant net moving towards other tides to where flounders maybe catched. We then sang another waiata that was mean't for blessings and protection also faith that they may be able to catch some flounders for our tank.

Not long after, we had to leave back to school, when we got to school we sat back down in to our team 5 street and was thanked from Mrs Tele'a and the teacher for being a great role model going down and coming back. We than headed into our literacy and sooner than we knew 1 hour was already gone by.
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Monday, 25 September 2017

Perfect Punch

WALT: Solve word problems involving ratios and justify our thinking.
Today at class I learned about ratios. This presentation was about ratios and it contains how to my Mr Wiseman's perfect punch (as he calls it). The meaning of ratios is, how much of one thing there is compared to another thing. For example: If there is 1 boy and 3 girls you could write the ratio as  1:3 (for every one boy there  are three girls) Or 1/4 are boy and 3/4 are girls. Enjoy my presentation, and feel free to try a question)

Friday, 22 September 2017

Our slow motion scene

Every year we make a movie for the Manaiakalani film festival. This year our class is making a slow motion film. I was in a group with Sita and Machelle and the scene we were in charge of filming was bubblegum  popping. This is what our slow motion scene looks like.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Manaiakalani Film Festival Planning

Manaiakalani film festival is coming up. Manaiakalani is when schools get to make movies whether its about what they do, Something funny or something from the old days.

Room 1 is making a Manaiakalani movie, all about slow motion. We are creating a bunch of scenes, For example: Dropping a egg onto a mouse trap in slow motion. Slow motion is the action of showing or playing back a video more slowly than it was made or recorded, so that the action appears much slower than in real life. We are making a whole lot of scenes that conclude to slow motion. We hope you are excited to see our movie.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Speech finals in team 5

Here is my favourite speech on Friday 25th of august.

First was Amelia. Amelia's speech was about when she attended Riverina primary school. Her nana worked there as a cleaner during the school breaks which was called "Spring clean", she loved working there. Amelia didn't get why she loved coming to clean at school. Sometimes her nana wouldn't come to work so then her mum would fill in for her or her mum would come and help her, until her nana never showed up to work, the reason why she stopped coming to work was that she became very ill. Eventually Amelia stopped seeing her nanas happy smiling face. Amelia gets it now it wasn't about the cleaning job that made her happy, it was every time she saw Amelia. Her beautiful cheeky granddaughter. 
Here is a piece from her speech. " I miss her dearly and i'm happy that our heavenly father  have her in a safe and happy place."

Enjoy her speech.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Measuring mates

WALT: Measure accurately and to find the difference between two numbers.

In class I learned about measuring and the difference between two number. For example:
Me and my friend measured the height of ourselves I was 1.65 m and she was 1.64 m. 
Then we had to subtract the smaller number to the bigger number like, 1.65 - 1.64 and the difference between these two was that she was 0.01 m off.