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Ideas

Structure

Organisation

Vocabulary

Sentence

Punctuation

Spelling

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45

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4

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5

Moderated

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I am a Year 8 student at Pt England School in Auckland, NZ. My home class teacher is Mrs Tele'a.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Writing RESULTS!
Talofa Lava and welcome to my blog! Recently we sit a writing test and today we got the chance to see our results. Here are the results and from the marks I've received I think I did good. We were marked by our Ideas, structure, organisation, vocabulary, sentence, punctuation and spelling. As you can see the 3 elements I've had trouble with were Ideas, structure and sentences but however I hope I will have improved by the end of the year!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
No more water?
Lately we've been focusing on the topic Water. Auckland is now in a water crisis as in if the problem is not solved we will run out of clean water to use. Here is my presentation about the water crisis in Auckland.
Friday, 17 March 2017
This is Pasifika!
What a day! The hot sun in my face slightly blinding me of my view. Polyfest was great, yesterday our year 7 and 8 students got the chance to go and visit the polyfest event. Every year since 1976 schools and groups perform dances or songs representing the cultures in hope of taking home a shining trophy. This is my review of our trip to polyfest.
My first highlight would be the Police activity. We all had to sit in front of a Police van and listen to the cops tell us what it’s like to be a police officer. We asked questions and then the police officers picked two people from the audience to do ten push ups on the floor then they had to pick two people to handcuff. My friend Rosalina picked me from the crowd. I was then handcuffed and taken to jail which was actually a board cut out to look like a jail. It was fun and I learnt about what it’s like to be a police officer.
My second highlight would be the Pasifika Proud activity. We all split into six equal groups and we each had one main word to learn about and my groups word was Reciprocity. We learnt that it meant to be generous and kind towards others. Also to share if you see someone with no lunch or to respect different things like cultures, different dress codes or even respecting your siblings. I found this fun because we were fortunate enough to get to sit on comfy chairs with fluffy cushions in the shade. Lastly we took a group photo and changed to the next rotation.
This is important to students because sometimes learning more about your own or different cultures can be hard. Some people would rather make it more fun and take part in these polyfest groups to show that they care and are interested in learning more about their own cultures. Sometimes surprisingly students like to take part in other cultures other than theirs to learn and compare the differences in how two cultures that seem alike are fairly different. I consider it a very brave thing to do!
My first highlight would be the Police activity. We all had to sit in front of a Police van and listen to the cops tell us what it’s like to be a police officer. We asked questions and then the police officers picked two people from the audience to do ten push ups on the floor then they had to pick two people to handcuff. My friend Rosalina picked me from the crowd. I was then handcuffed and taken to jail which was actually a board cut out to look like a jail. It was fun and I learnt about what it’s like to be a police officer.
My second highlight would be the Pasifika Proud activity. We all split into six equal groups and we each had one main word to learn about and my groups word was Reciprocity. We learnt that it meant to be generous and kind towards others. Also to share if you see someone with no lunch or to respect different things like cultures, different dress codes or even respecting your siblings. I found this fun because we were fortunate enough to get to sit on comfy chairs with fluffy cushions in the shade. Lastly we took a group photo and changed to the next rotation.
This is important to students because sometimes learning more about your own or different cultures can be hard. Some people would rather make it more fun and take part in these polyfest groups to show that they care and are interested in learning more about their own cultures. Sometimes surprisingly students like to take part in other cultures other than theirs to learn and compare the differences in how two cultures that seem alike are fairly different. I consider it a very brave thing to do!
Once the day almost ended I finally got the chance to sit down with my group and talk about what we think Polyfest is about over all. I explained to my group what I thought and that was that Polyfest is about a time of learning the different cultures. It’s a time of families and communities gathering together to share and connect cultures. Also some parents and siblings learning and watching their older relatives performances. I think that learning about different cultures was the most important.
This post is about the Year 7 and 8's trip to polyfest. Its a reflection about some of the things we learnt and the purpose of the trip and what it meant to us and students participating! Here is my post!
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Thinkboard  Week 7
This week my group and I have been working on this, think board. The think board helped me and to understand with what im learning about.
Maths Problems Week 7
This week for maths we had to complete this presentation, this presentation had a mixture of maths word problems. Their were decimals, percents, and fractions in this presentation and we had to show our working out too. Here is my presentation!
Monday, 13 March 2017
Double text  Water as the source of life, Tarakura of the Rangitaiki Plains
One week ago for our reading task we had a task with two readings, I found this a bit hard as there were two different texts involved, so I have been working on this throughout the weekend. The first text was about "Water as the source of life" we had to research and use the texts provided to find two different cultures and compare their beliefs on water. The second text is about Tarakura of the Rangitaiki plains, we had to find the definitions for words and answer the questions about myths. I also made this WANTED poster, read my presentation to find out why.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Place Value  Decimals
This week for maths we learnt about decimals and how to find the difference between two decimals. We had to show out our working throughout this presentation and we had to had to find the place value for the number provided in this presentation. Here is my presentation.
Monday, 6 March 2017
Place Value Houses
WALT: Demonstrate use of new knowledge about Place Value. Add and subtract decimals to 3 decimal places. This week we had a small task to put a range of numbers into their place value houses, He I have put the numbers in their separate value houses. Take a look and see what you have learned from it.
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Differences between decimals
This presentation is an early finishers post, We had to show our working on the differences between the 2 decimal numbers. We had to round numbers and add to get the right answer. Here is my presentation.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Connecting Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
This week my maths class have been focusing on Fractions and connecting them with decimals and percentages, throughout this presentation we had to connect the equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages together. The bottom picture is a match up task, we had to connect three hexagons together with the same meaning on them.
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