Thursday, 28 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 5 - Activity 2

For the activity, the task was to go on the Waitangi website  and say what three things that visitors can visit in the grounds of Waitangi. Your also have to pick one thing that you would do.

  1.  You can take a tour along the Waitangi river.
  2. You can visit the Treaty of Waitangi it's self.
  3. You can also visit where the live kapa haka performances take place every year.
I would pick the first one because I love taking tours of every thing.

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 5 - Activity 2

For the first activity for day 5 of week 1 was translate phrases from Maori to New Zealand and New Zealand to Maori. I thought it was really easy to use the google translate to me. I did not know that He pai taku ki te takaro i te whuuiporo which I like to play rugby, 

Monday, 25 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 4 - Bonus Activity

For the last activity of day 4 of week 1. The challenge to rank three performances from kapa haka groups. You also have to say why you chose to chose that rank. 

Rank 1 - Tamatea Arikinui - My Reason I chose to put this performance because I thought they motivational and they we using Poi.

Rank 2 - Te Puku O Te Ika - My Reason I chose to put this performance second because it was sad to see a picture that the man at the front, and then when put it at the front with all the things their heads it was another level. :)

Rank 3 - Te Iti Kahurangi - My Reason I chose pick this performance to be last I just don't get the singing and they no acting peace. 

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 4 - Activity 2

For the second Activity of day four of week 1. The task was to pick one of four Maori games and say the name, the goal or purpose and two rules. Here is the game that I have picked is Ki O Rahi. This is game is been played in New Zealand many of generations.

i. Name of game - Ki O Rahi
ii. The goal or Purpose - The purpose is the score as many point as you can.
iii. Two rules - You not allowed to hold the more than 3 seconds without running. You are not allowed to go past the far (outside) border. 

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 4 - Activity 1

For Day 4 Activity 1 of the Summer Learning Journey the task has to find your favourite Maori Waiata. I listen to a couple of Waita's I have found He Honore which is one of the Waiatas that we sing in assembly. I chose this because I know how to sing this Waiata.

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 3 - Bonus Activity

For this task I had to chose three members of my family and ask them what their favourite things to do in the Summer. After I have to write three interesting.

What they like in the Summer?

Mum - My mum likes to go shopping in the summer. She also likes going for a vacation over seas.

Dad -  My dad likes to fix things inside & outside. He also likes going for walks everywhere.

Brother - My brother likes to watch T.V. He Also likes to play games.

Facts About Them....... 

Mum -  My mum has lots of family in Samoa (Extended Family). She is a fluent speaker in the langue.

Dad -  My dad has been at his work for 17 years. In 6 year my dad is going to retire.

Brother - My brother  knows how to play the drums. My brother listens to Heavy Metal

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 3 - Activity 2

Ko _____________Maungarei___________ te maunga    The mountain that I affiliate* to is…
Ko ___________Tamaki_____________ te awa          The river that I affiliate to is….
Ko _____________Samoa___________ ahau I am from…
Ko_____Elemi___ rāua ko ____Allan_______ōku mātua  My parents are … and …

Ko ___________Eric_____________ tōku ingoa. My name is …

For this activity I had to write a my own Pepeha. I think that it was really hard because I have no Maori blood in me but it is fun writing what I relate to.

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 3 - Activity 1

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For this task I had to explain 
how I would feel if I was a member of such a large family. Why or why not? 

I would say no because I not like being left out in huge family and I would not like anyone experience that for them self. 

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 2 - Bonus Activity

For the bonus activity we had to write about what our favourite dish is, why you like it and add a recipe. I chose to do Pani Popo because this dish is a traditional dish of Samoa. I like this dish because I have eaten this dish since I was a little kid, and the taste is still I remember as a kid.

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Pani popo Recipe
  1. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. ...
  2. In a saucepan, add the coconut milk, fill the can with water and add to saucepan, add the sugar. 
  3. Bake rolls. ...
  4. Remove pan and allow a few minutes to cool. ...
  5. Left over sauce can be used to smother rolls when served individually or just make a second pan of Pani Popo.

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 2

For this activity for day 2 of week 1 I had to draw a picture of myself doing my dream job. My dream job is being a engineer because I like getting my hands dirty and fixing things.

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 1

For this Activity, I had to compare my house with a Wharepuni. I think that it was really hard to compare the two house but I eventually compared them. I deiced to do a venn diagram to show my thinking.

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 1 - Bonus Activity

For this Summer Learning Journey activity I watched a video of a Waka Ama race.  After I had watched the video I had to explain on my blog whether I would want to be in one of a waka ama race one day, why? or why not?

I would want to race because I would love the feeling of speeding threw water in a waka.

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 1 - Activity 2

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For this activity of day 1 we had to write how would I feel on a waka filled with other people on voyage to New Zealand in a letter to a friend. 

Letter: Hi Oh Hsen, I am Currently in a waka with other people, to find a island called New Zealand. I am feeling really scared because I don't really now what this country look like and if I am going to like this place. The people next to me are acting very strange, I have not see that before. I am really worried because we are getting to the stage that we don't have that much food left.

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1 - Day 1 - Activity 1

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For the first Activity from the Summer Learning Journey, we had to read the story of Maui and the giant fish. We then have to write 3 facts about Maui and what a other stories that you have herd Maui in.

3 facts
  1.  Maui used his own Blood to catch the giant fish.
  2. Maui also used a Karakia to catch all the fish.
  3. Maui always want to go fishing so he hid in the canoe.

I have heard Maui in other stories like how he slowed the sun.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

NEXT FOUNDATION - Summer Learning Journey

Today The Next Foundation came to our school, during assembly. They were here to launch the Summer Learning Journey for 2017/2018. The Summer Learning Journey is hosted by Rachael Williams. The program consists of many different entertaining and educational activities. The NEXT Foundation have made a mini movie with our school. The main character was Daniel, there were also other students featured in the movie. It was really fun having a film crew filming our class. After assembly, the NEXT Foundation provided us with lunch, that was really nice. I can't wait to complete The Summer Learning Journey for these summer holidays. 

Collaborative Christmas Challenge

In LS2 we have been learning how to work collaboratively with each other. Our task was to research a country and explain how they celebrate Christmas.  The country that we were researching was Germany. We were researching the traditions, food and etc. I learnt that in Germany kids place nice and clean boots in front of their door so St Nicolas (Santa) can visit them and leave a small gift. St Nicolas doesn't really come, its just a family member dressed as Santa. I found that Santa's name is really interesting because it's hard to read. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Maths - Geometry Co-ordination

For maths today, we were doing some geometry coordination. First of all, we had to complete four pages of reading maps. Some of the tasks were pretty easy like: Draw a snake in the jungle and draw a road from toptown to hilltown. Then, we were given a piece paper with instructions and a piece of paper with a half completed dog. Our challenge was to follow the instructions to complete the dog. We then had to color the dog in. For this task, we had to remember and use the ladder rule (You can't go up and across but you can go across then up).

Google Game - Programming

This morning LS2 went on google and played the new google game. The game involved coding. We were making the bunny go in specific directions. We were inserting arrows and different types of codes into the coding bar to make the bunny move. The game had a tutorial at the beginning to give us an idea on how to code. 

Monday, 4 December 2017

Robotics at Tamaki College - 1/12/2017

Last week on Friday after our normal session of tech, we got spilt into 3 groups. They were Robotics Mr Dunn, PE with Mr Moyes and Social Sciences with Ms Apelu. I was in Robotics we spilt into 4 groups of 3, in my group I was with Oh Hsen and CJ. There was two Mdrone's and two Mbots, we chose to pick one of the Mbots.  We had to challenge the other group programming the Mbot by making the Mbot do a figure 8. At first my group found this very complicated. The more we tried, the more we knew how to programme it. We eventually found out how to make it go in specific directions. We then made some progress towards our challenge and we ended up finishing the figure 8.