Friday, 29 July 2016

Buddy Reading with the juniors

This afternoon room three and four came to do buddy reading. We had to choose a book that they wanted. My buddy was my sister Oninesha. First I read her a sentence and she read back. She struggled on a few sentences but she got it eventually. The first book was a bit too hard so she said she wanted to change it. She changed it to 10 Plucking Penguins. She really liked that book because it rhymed everytime at the end of a sentence. 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Book Character Parade

Today was Book Character Day. We had to dress up as a character from a book. We are doing this to bring books to life for the juniors, we needed to inspire the juniors to read books. In assembly the first person to perform was Gangsta Granny I have actually read that book and it is a really incredible book. After that the staff had to go up on stage. My favourite teacher's costume, was Mr Wong's he dressed up as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. At the end the classes from the juniors to the seniors came up. I think this was a great day and it was really fun.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Advertising And Language Features

LS2 are learning about advertisements. We had to get in a group then we had to decide who was the writer. After that we had read the paper and then tell the writer what to write. After that we had a challenge. The challenge is you have to explain what an advertisement is, it's purpose and it's language features.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Attributing Images

This afternoon LS2 learned how to attribute images. We did this because it is illegal to just take an images. I worked together with AJ. I learnt how to attribute images and why it is illegal to just take an images.

How to attribute: Provide the link to the image, write where you got the image from and get the license link (it could be public domain or CC BY 2.0)

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey: Be The Inspiration

Stuart Farquhar: Stuart competes in the athletics (javelin throwing) competition at the Olympics. He currently lives in Hamilton but was born and raised in Te Aroha. He has competed for New Zealand at four previous Olympics games. His best ever throw was 86.31 m. That’s a long way! To learn more about Stuart, please read his short biography at:

I choose Stuart Farquhar because he is a good javelin thrower and I don't know much about javelin and I would like to learn more about it. Stuart Farquhar has competed in 3 commonwealth games in New Delhi 2010 the best he got was 2nd, he also won 2nd in the University games. That's pretty cool and that's why I would like to meet him. If I meet him I would want to learn how he throws javelin.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey: Be The Inspiration

For this activity, please choose one of the athletes listed on the Rio Olympic Athletes page, read about them and then write a short description of them on your blog. In the blog please include their name, their sport, and three interesting facts about them.

Name: Luke Adams.
His Sport: He is a New Zealand football player.
3 Interesting facts: He was born on May 8 1994. He is currently 22 years old. He is the captain for the All Whites under 20. Luke was a member of the U-23 NZ football team. He played at Papua New Guinea in 2015.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey: Olympics

Bonus: This year two sports are being reintroduced into the Olympic Games. They are golf and sevens rugby. Imagine that you worked for TVNZ and you were paid to travel to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Olympic Games and report on the golf and/or the rugby competitions. On your blog, write a poem that describes how you would feel about travelling to Rio. Would you be excited? Would you be scared? How would you feel?

This is the bonus round activity for this activity I had to make a poem on how I would feel going to watch the Olympics.

If I went to go watch the Olympics I would be excited and delighted.
I would like to watch rugby that would make me happy.
I would have a big smile because I haven't travelled in a while.
Watching athletes play an Olympic game is really intense enjoyable.
If I went to Rio I would be stunned but the Olympics will be even more fun.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey: Sports Specific

Activity 1: Visit the website for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Click on the name of the one of the sports that is listed on the main page. If possible, choose one that you have never heard of before and read about it. After reading about the sport, post a short description of it on your blog. The post must include:

  1. The name of the sport: Fencing
  2. The aim of the sport: To land blows on the opponent body as much as possible using a blunt ended blade
  3. Two rules for the sport : You have to wear proper equipment, like a mask and a fencing jacket. fencers must salute each other at the beginning and end.

Winter Learning Journey - Olympics Logo

It is time to get creative! For this bonus activity you are asked to design a simple logo for the next Summer Olympic Games. They will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. The Olympic committee in Japan has already created four possible options for the logo (see below) but I think that you can create something even more interesting and attractive!

For this active I had to create a logo for Olympics 2016. This is for the bonus round.

Winter Learning Journey: 3 Famous NZ Landmarks

New Zealand is also known for many famous landmarks, including the SkyTower and the Harbour Bridge. In your blog list 3 famous landmarks in New Zealand. Along with the name of each landmark provide a brief description of it. Where is the landmark located? In your opinion, why is it famous?

For the Winter Learning Journey activity 4 I had to find 3 famous landmarks in NZ I had to put a little description and give a reason why you think it is famous.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey: Ancient Olympics: Episode Summary

Click on the link below to watch one episode of the Tom and Vinicius show. After you have finished watching the video, post a summary of the episode on your blog. What do you think is happening in the video? Please make sure to include a title that tells us which episode you are summarising!

I will be summarising episode 1 because it is my favourite. Two mascots named Vinicius and Tom. They both see a glowing ball, Tom sees a blue one and Vinicius sees a golden one, they both try and catch it but they keep running into trees and other stuff. The end is my favourite part, the blue and golden ball both connect, Tom and Vinicius both catch it together and they become friends
If you want to watch the episodes click it down below.