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.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

The Skeleton Creek: The Crossbones

This term for Reading we had to decide on a book to work on. I chose this book because they were another book like this so I could work with a partner, the partner I'm working with for reading is Joshua W. The story of the book I've read has been interesting. The part I've been reading on is about them solving the mysteries of an haunted hotel. I think what would happened next is that, they fined the mysteries of the haunted hotel.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Auckland Harbour Bridge

This term for inquiry our topic was about Structures and Bridges. The DLO I crated was about the Auckland Harbour Bridge. I would like to think Mr Johnston for coming in our class and explaining to us about the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Panmure Bridge

This term for inquiry our topic was about Structures and Bridges. The DLO my partner Joshua and I created was about Panmure Bridge, and the calendars shows the year of the bridge. Did you know that the Panmure Bridge was built between 1864 and 1865. Are you aware that in 1959 11,205 cars drove across daily.

Math problem solving

This week for maths we have been learning how to tell 24 hour time. Once we answered some questions we parented up to solve the rich task problems. My partner was Tiava. There were three questions, once we finished finding the answer we choose one of the questions to do a DLO on. This question was a cupcake problem.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Tech - Pewter Casting

Today for Pewter casting most of us finished our sanding and on to polishing it. Before we start working on our design Mr Grundy told us to make sure we fill our work sheet out, because most of us haven't filed our work sheet out. The thing I enjoyed about Tech today, was seeing everyone focus. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

HIIT - Week 5

Today we did HITT (High Intense Interval Training) this training program is based on increasing our heart rate by Pau te hau which means getting puffed. The 4 rotations we did were Push ups, Squats, Tap Steps and Star Jumps. We did 20 second of the rotations, and also had 20 second brake. The things I like about HIIT today was getting puffed, and also the warm up we did. The warm ups we did were (Living large, Take the L, Hype, Ride the pony and Fresh) from Fortnite.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Sleep Presentation

Why is sleep important? Well, Group A have the answer to that. Together our group created a presentation that gives a clear explanation on why sleep is so important. The questions inside include: How long do humans need to sleep, why sleeping is healthy and how technology or devices could affect our sleeping patterns. 

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Scale Drawing

Last Week LS2 had a Maths Week. For Maths Week we did scale drawing, this was my second time doing scale drawing. Last year I drew Goku, the Super Saiyan God from Dragon Ball Z. The first thing I needed to do was find an image that I wanted to draw, I found choosing the images hard because there were a lot of images that I wanted to draw. Finally, I decided to draw a Rose with Wings. I chose this image because I like being creative, and this image hooked me in. After my image was printed I needed to use a ruler to measure the border of the image and draw a grid. Each of the squares were 1 cm, then for the enlargement we needed to multiply them by 2 so they would then be 2cm squares. I drew my scale drawing by copying a square at a time, and I started from the top to bottom. Once I'd finished I coloured it in, after that I glued my name tag onto my drawing, and the coloured paper I'd chosen to put behind my drawing. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Kiwi Can

Today at Kiwican we changed our topic from Goal Setting to Problem solving. In our Kiwican lesson we learning how to solve problems. First we talk what problems we have in class and in our community and then we did a exercise where we have to untangle ourselves. I found it difficult because not all people could jump over each other. After the activity we then got in a circle and talked some more about how we could solve more problems. Then we did another activity where we had to split up in 2 teams then everyone had to get over the electric fence which was a rope. I found this kiwican lesson very helpful because now I know how to solve some problems out of school and in school.

HIIT Training

Today we did HITT (High Intense Interval Training) this training program is based on increasing our heart rate by Pau te hau which means getting puffed. The 4 rotations we did are high knee sprints, tap steps, mountain climbers, fast star jumps. For these rotations we did the 4 sets. Then we had 20 seconds for each rotation which gave us an extra 20 seconds for a little brake to regain our energy.

HIIT Training

Today we did HITT (High Intense Interval Training) this training program is based on increasing our heart rate by Pau te hau which means getting puffed. The 4 rotations we did was Push up and Squats. The hardest rotation was the push ups. For these rotations we did the 4 sets of each. We also had 20 seconds to do them .We got us an extra 20 seconds for a little brake to regain our energy.

Monday, 13 August 2018


This week for writing we learnt about Pechaflickr. My partner Kanye and I created a google slide to put our images, and a google drawing for our planing. For our planing we needed to link our ideas to each other so they made sense. We also needed to describe what was happening in the pictures. I enjoyed creating a Pechaflickr because it was really challenging. The thing that challenged me the most was finding the image that matched the correct sentence.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

HIIT Training

Today we did HITT (High Intense Interval Training) this training program is based on increasing our heart rate by Pau te hau which means getting puffed. The 4 rotations we did are squats, tap steps, Push ups and fast star jumps. The hardest rotation was the push ups. For these rotations we did the 4 sets of each. We also had 20 seconds to do them .We got us an extra 20 seconds for a little brake to regain our energy.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Cook Island Language

Today our group chose to move our information slides on to a google drawing. We chose to move it because it would be faster to finish. I enjoyed learning about Cook Island language because we did fun activity and also learnt how to greet each other in Cook Island. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

HIIT Training

Today was our second section of HIIT. The workouts we chose for this session was Mountain Climbers, Split squat karate kick, High knee sprint and star jump. We did these workouts 4 times for 20 second. I really enjoyed HIIT today because we all pushed our selves and as you can see in the image all our heart rates were on red. I would like to thank Mataio, Tiava and Zane for leading the group. A special thank you to Mrs Anderson for cheering us on.

Monday, 30 July 2018

HIIT Training

For HIIT our activity was squats, pull up and push up. Before we started our activity we warm up stretching our arm, chest and legs. My partner and I first did squats, then we moved onto pull ups and finally pull ups. 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Animator / Kaihoroi

Today I created a DLO about Animator/Digital Artist. I chose to create an DLO Animator/Digital Artist because when I grow up I wanted to be an Artist. This DLO tells you why I'm interested in Animator/Digital Artist.


Today for inquiry our focus is careers. We used a website called careers quest to find what kind of job we would like to do when where older. We had to answer some questions to find what kind of job is fit for us. After we finish filling in the questions we had to fined a partner who had the same job us ours then research about it. We also had a challenge to see who would make the most money, with their job. The job I was interested in was Animator/Digital Artist.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

HIIT - Term 3 Week 1

This week Thursday was our second session of HIIT for the new term. The activity's we did was star jumps, tap steps and high knee sprints. We succeeded today because we got puffed and all of us participated, and we all got our heart rates in the red. I would like to thank Tiava and Mataio, for leading this session and keeping everyone motivated.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018


ASB Getwise


Plan trip to Fiji $1800
Objective to earn entertainment points by thinking carefully about how you spend your available budget.
Groups negotiate how their $ is spent

Credit card
Passport $100 (0)

Flights $300 economy (3)
$500 business (10)

Accommodation budget $200 (2)
$600 beachside view (8)

Insurance  $0 (0)
no insurance $200 (0)

Food $100 (1)
$200 (4)
$400 (10)

Shopping $100 (2)
$200 (5)
$300 (9)

Activities $100 (3)
$300 (7)
$500 (16)

Money left:

Team 1 $100 - $500
Team 2 $100        31
Team 3 $300        31 (used and paid for credit card)
Team 4 $0            35 = winners who stayed most under budget
Team 5 $100       24

Dice roll to determine hospital fees

Team 1 $600 - no insurance in debt $500 out of game
Team 5 $600 - insurance

Save some, spend some, share some

Today our class had a gust from get Wise his name was Jay den. We learnt about saving our money and why it's
important, It's important to save our money because we should think of the future, and how it can be useful.
I enjoyed learning about saving your money because It taught me, why money is useful and how I can spend it.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Matariki Information poster

Today we work collaborate with LS1 to create a information poster about Matariki.  We had to  video and one person from our group had three minutes to write down information on a peace of paper. I enjoyed today because I enjoyed working with Lorenzo and Alisha from LS1.

Monday, 2 July 2018

M&M Presentation

Last week Mrs Anderson and Ms Kirkpatrick left to America for work. We learnt about the history of M&M's and found out many there are in a packet. We made Pie Graphs to see the percentages of the colours in our M&M packet and Bar Graph to see which colour had the most. Orange was the most and Green was the rarest colour. We all enjoyed learning about M&M's and eating them. My group especially liked watching funny advertisements.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Tech - Reflection

This week for Tech I finished filling out my sheet. The designed I chose was a king chess piece. I chose this design because I enjoy playing strategy games. I enjoyed today because I got to use a scroll saw. We used a scroll saw because we had to cut our design. I would like to thank Mr Grundy for helping me cut out my design. Today I learnt that good things take time.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Kiwi Can - Reflection

This term our topic for Kiwi Can was Integrity and our theme was accountability. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one's looking. Accountability is being responsible for your own actions, and owning up to your own mistakes and managing yourself. You could be Accountability by showing up on time for Teach, or showing up to practice with the gear you need. We did a activity called 2 truth 1 lie, We had to tell 1 lie and 2 truth, your class mats had to figure which one was a lie. (eg I have never broken a charger before, although I have crack my Chromebook screen just once, and I take my Chromebook home, so which one is a lie?

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Number Knowledge

Today for math John and I worked on a number knowledge. It was complected because they where a lot of questions. I enjoyed working on the because it challenged me and my partner.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Tech - Pewter Casting

This week for tech our group had to fill in a form before we started our designs. We had to chose four people, then put a image of their favorite things using silhouette. For four people we had to chose 4 things so all together is was 16. I felt it challenge because it got me thinking of what their favorite things were. I would like to thank Mr Grundy because I had a great day.   

Monday, 4 June 2018

Respiratory System

Today a played a game called Respiratory System Labeling. It is great game because it makes you challenge your self and it also helps you learn the parts of the Respiratory system. I enjoyed this game because it challenged me.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Life 1870

John, Joshua V, Affonso and I used our smart searching skills to find the types of jobs that women and men in New Zealand this in the 1870's. We noticed that the jobs people did back then were a lot more physical than many of the jobs we do today because they didn't have the technology we do to help them.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

My first ever flight

My first ever flight

I lived at the end of the wood with my family. As the sun went down and the moon slowly watched over us my family woke up. One night I said to myself “Tonight's the night of my first flight!” I felt nervous and scared but suddenly I had the feeling that I could do it. The wind dashed behind me but luckily my talons kept me from flying away. I lifted one leg and was quivering, but I still focused on my meal, so I let my wings feel freedom. “I’m ready to fly,” I whispered to myself but my family heard me so they came to cheer me on. I was ready to launch, so I leap off the edge. I was scared because I thought I was going to fall, when I suddenly realized I was flying with the wind. I imagine all the time I’ve wanted to fly and this was the chance. I heard cheering around me and it motivated me to keep going. I saw my parents and sibling smiling. I felt proud of myself because it was my first ever flight. “Yes I’m flying.” I murmured to myself. I spread my wings like an airplane. I feel the strong gush of the night air pass my face and try to stay strong. I flapped my wings to gain speed and veered around in circles feeling happy of myself. What was supposed to be a boring flight had just gone a whole lot more better! Suddenly out of nowhere I hear my stomach crying for food. So I let out examining for my favorite snack. “Slimy, wet worms”. I whispered to myself.

This term my group were focusing on writing narratives. We wrote a narrative about our first ever flight. I started off with a struggle but then I had help from my teacher. I tried to use more advanced word for example instead of using look I wrote examine. I think next time I need to write more information in my narratives .I enjoyed writing this narrative and hope to write another narrative.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

This is why we need a Skeletal System

Today for inquiry we created a Gif about the skeletal systems. We used EzGif to to create this Gif. We used Play-Doh and toothpick to create a human figure to show you what it looks like without bones and with bones. The toothpick stands for the "skeleton" on the human clay. We learnt that there are 300 bones for new borns and 206 for adults. The reason why we created this Gif was to show you why we need the skeletal system and how important our framework of bones are. 

Math Body Measurement

My partner and I thought that our height was not the same as our hand span. We thought it was false but it turns out to be true, we were shock by the out came. The thing my partner and I did great was communicating with each other.  

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Graphics - Reflection

Today for Graphics we drew our design onto a paper. The design I chose was a dragon, I tried tracing it onto paper but it didn't work for me so I drew it piece by piece. I would like to thank Ms Ferguson for her hard work.     

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Kiwi Sport - Reflection

Today we had our first section of kiwi sport. We were splitted into 3 groups, and then we played a game called netball rugby, This activity was about team work and passing the balls around to your team mates. This activity can help you improve on your passing skills and also your team work. I would like to thank Hamish for coming today and coaching us.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Word Clines

Today we created a DLO about words clines. All the words had to mean the same thing and to relate to the same topic. I think that clines are words that we can use to make more powerful sentences.

A summer and winter walk

In summer I get dressed for school and make sure my arms see the sunlight.
The street awake and chattering.
Trees motionless and attractive.
Birds are flying and whistling.
Clouds high in the sky and far, far away from humanity.
Carefree people laugh and smile.
The bell goes but no one hurries to class.

In winter I get dressed for school and make sure my arms are hidden from the darkness.
The street asleep and silent.
Trees moving and unsightly.
Birds are hiding in their nests.
Heavy clouds are low in the sky, nearly touching the earth.
Downcast people moan and whine
The bell goes and everyone hurries to class.

Today John, Miki and I, wrote our own version of Two Day Wonder by David Hill. The poem was a about a good day and bad day. We created our own version that describes walking to school in summer and in winter to show how writers can use juxtaposition to paint a clear picture in the reader's mind. Juxtaposition is when two things are side by side that are opposites.

To help us use powerful describing words we looked at synonyms. We then used the synonyms to create a word cline. This helped us to see some words are stronger than other words. We tried to use strong words to hook in our audience by painting a picture in their mind,

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Maths Word Problem

This week for math  Freeman and I worked together to solve a word problem. We created a DLO to show the answers to the problem. The thing Freeman and I did great was communicating.  

Thursday, 3 May 2018


This Term for inquiry we read a book called Hieahuone. Freeman and I created a storyboard that to show the story in our own words. we had to draw it on paper before we created a storyboard that. The thing Freeman and I did great was coming up with new Ideas.

The Unfinished Drink

This term for Poetry we learnt about a poem called The Unfinished Drink. We created a DLO, with a 25 word summary. The 25 word summary was about La Tour Mollet (Ted) D'Auvergne and how he didn't finished his drink before he went to war. This story was sad and happy, the sad part was that he died in the war and the happy part was that people remembered him.      

Monday, 30 April 2018


This week we where reading a sophisticated book called the Memorial. This book was interesting because it was a boy telling about  the story. The DLO I created shows you about the family's tree. One thing I enjoyed about the book was that the boy forgiven the people that chopped down the memorial tree.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Similes and Metaphors

For this term my reading group and I created a DLO about a story called King and Country. We worked collaboratively to create a DLO comparing the differences between Similes and Metaphors. The thing our group did great on was giving their ideas.


This term for reading we read a book about King and Country. I worked collaboratively with John.
We had to give each other a feedback. I talked about what he didn't understand, and what he was good at. The thing John and I did great on was communicating to each other.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Snowboarding half pipe

This term we learnt about the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. I worked collaboratively with Miki to research and make notes about our presentation that tells you about the 2018 Snowboarding half pipe. We chose this sport because we thought it would be interesting to write about. The thing Miki and I did great on was communicating to each other.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

2 Words 1 Minutes Winter Olympics

Equipment Respect

This year Olympics was held in Pyeongchang. The participate train and they also get their equipment ready, for the challenge ahead, they also respect their opponents. This year Winter Olympics theme is Passion Conviction, They a lot of countries that come and watch the Olympics because they want to cheer on, their role models. They are Gold medals, Silver medals and Bronze medals. They are so much sports in the 2018 Olympics. The Winter Olympics sport has Ice and Snow, Do you know what this year logo stand for? Did you know that the top and bottom line stands for heaven and earth and the right line and left stands for people coming together and the logo above it is people coming together.

Today we used the ‘2 words 1 minute’ challenge to write a description about the Winter Olympics.
After talking in pairs about the things we knew about the winter Olympics we created a list of words
(vocabulary) that would help us write our description. We chose the words ‘equipment’ and ‘respect’
to help us think about what we were going to write.

We talked about ideas with a partner, then we had 1 minute to put those ideas into sentences.
We had to try our best to use all the words on our vocab list. After the minute was up we had 2
minutes to reread what we had written and make changes if anything didn’t make sense,
or if we had words and punctuation in the wrong place. When we finished checking we had 2
more minutes to carry on writing our descriptions.

All the word I highlighted in my paragraph are the words I used on my word list. Today I did really well on using my word list. I need to work on my powerful words so that I paint a picture in the readers head.