Monday, 17 September 2018

Duffy Assembly - Michel Mulipola

Today, it was a Duffy assembly. Our class went to the hall to listen to Michel Mulipola. He explains a lot of things like, his job, and what he does at his spare time. He is a really talented comic illustrator. He showed us some of his drawings and the drawings the he drew for wrestlers, school journals and different types of super hero's. Michel Mulipola is not just a comic illustrator. He is a wrestler and a semi - gamer. He also told us a tip. Using your face as a guide to draw a proper face and easy. We have enjoyed listening to him. 

Book Review

Today for reading we needed to get in to our groups and present our slideshows on the books that we'd read. We needed to explain the theme, the setting, our overall review and other parts related to the book. After we'd explained the work that we'd done our next task was to explain why we did/didn't like the book and who the main characters are as well as where the story is set.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

How to make a Hangi?

How to make a Hangi? 

Hangi is a Traditional food that is made in a pit, and Men prepares the Hangi and women prepares the food. It is important to know this because it is a special earth oven to the Maori culture. 

First dig a pit that the food will cook in. Then heat up the iron to warm the earth, and do a karakia for the food, environment and also for them self to keep them safe. After the iron is heat they stop the fire and make another hole to put the iron in. 

Once they finish making another pit they started to move the iron and put wet cabbage leaves on top of the iron to make the steam. After they finish covering it with cabbage leaves they put the meat on before they put the vegetable because the meat needed more heat to cook properly. 

After they placed the meat and vegetable they cover it with wet sacks to keep the steam inside and also to protect it from the dirt. It took about 3 to 4 hours for the food to be cooked. After 3 to 4 hours they unearth the dirt and remove the food from the pit. 

Once they take the foods back the women prepare it for dinner. Hangi is a traditional oven that is prepared by men, but the food is prepared by the women. It is important to know about this because it means that you are showing respect to the Maori people, and it may come in handy 

This week for writing we did explanation. For explanation we write about Hangi, and how to make a Hangi. Before we started our explanation we watched a video and then did our planning. What I enjoyed about this activity was how to make the Hangi, it was really interesting because I never knew that Maori's had an earth oven.

HIIT - Training

Today is the last week for the HITT (High Intense Interval Training) program. We have been doing HIIT for 15 weeks. We have also have been doing HIIT twice week, we have had lots of different exercise changes and we are apart of the AUT research. This training program is based on increasing our heart rate by Pau te hau which means getting puffed. The 4 rotations we did are tap steps, push ups, star jumps and sit ups. For these rotations we did the 4 sets of each. We also had 10 - 20 seconds to do them. We got an extra 10 seconds for a little brake to regain our energy. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


Today for maths we were learning about exponents. Exponents stand for how many times the value is being multiplied. I found this activity quite difficult because I didn't understand the little number in the corner. I also completed a question sheet that had exponent problems. After I made a DLO using three questions from the work sheet.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Bridge Building

Today for Inquiry we have continued to make a bridge stronger and gluing each part together. Our group has finished creating our bridge. We manege to glue the trusses on the side of the deck. We collaborated and worked out how to make our bridge stronger. We have placed more sticks under the bridge and we have used 196 toothpicks and each toothpicks are worth 25 Cents. All together it was $54.45c. We had a few problems with our bridge the problem was some of the tooh picks were not touching. Me and Joshua W worked collaboratively to finish this off

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Auckland Philharmonic Orehestra

Today LS2 went on a fantastic trip to see the Orchestra perform all sorts of dances. There are different sections to do with the instruments there was brass which was trumpet, trombone, tube and the french horn. The others were woodwind, percussion and the strings. After they played a song using the instruments and talked about what they do and how they worked, after that the St Kent's performed a very great dance that involved fog and lots of different lights.