Saturday, 30 September 2017

PBS Blogging Journey

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For this activity I had to find out the minimum height for the stratosfear, then give a reason why I think there is a height restriction. There are two modes to the stratosfear: the less extreme (45 degree swing angle) and the very extreme (360 degree swing angle). Here are the height restrictions:

Less Extreme height restriction
130 cm to go on this mode

Very Extreme height restriction
150 cm to go on this mode

I think there is a height restriction because your seat belt might be loose and you could fall off and being able to reach the height restriction could prevent you from hazards similar to that.

PBS Blogging Journey

Did you know if you buy Rainbow's End tickets online they are cheaper? This is my first activity for our PBS Blogging Journey. For this activity I had to locate where Rainbow's End is on Google Maps, how much it costs for a family pass and how much it would cost for my family to go there. I found this activity harder than I thought. I think that because the website they have is hard to use. 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

PBS Production 60th

This year is Panmure Bridge's 60th year. There were a lot of items to perform. I was in I See Red and the Pasifika group. I was very nervous on both of the items, especially for I See Red because I was in the front row. I think I performed really well for I See Red but I think I could do better for Pasifika. I am proud to be in this School and be able to celebrate this year by performing in a production. 

Kiwi Can - Activities

Today for Kiwi Can we had different activities. Our energiser was turning something into real life. By that I mean we had an object in the middle and we had to think of things we could do with it, e.g use it as a steering wheel (we had a hula hoop in the middle). Our next activity was tap soccer. We had to tap the ball with our hands and try to get it in the goals. The last activity we did was netball, but there was a twist. We had to make the ball touch the grass before we pass. The game I enjoyed most was tap soccer.

Food Advertisment

This week LS2 has been focusing on advertisements. Our task was to create a poster pointing out the things they include to make us want to buy their product. For example, ice cream brands like Trumpet make their product look bigger. For trumpet they make the boysenberry fill up a quarter of the ice cream, when in reality there is barely any boysenberry.  

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Scale drawing

 LS2 has been focusing on the scale drawings  We first had to choose an image that we were going to draw. I chose to do a pirate. Next we had to make a grid on top of the picture. I found drawing the grids the hardest because I am really bad at using rulers. After that we made an enlargement of our Scale Drawing. I enjoyed doing this activity last year and I am glad to do it again this year.

PBS Cross Country

Last week our school went down to Dunkirk park for our school Cross Country. The year seven's and eights had to run five laps. There were two hills that we had to get run up. It really tough, but I managed to complete it. The first three runners make it into the interschool. AJ and Daniel both tied at first place and Te wai placed second/third. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Finding out about coalition

Today our learning was finding out about coalition. We worked collaboratively to write a summary for coalition. A coalition is an alliance to form a government. In the New Zealand election, Winston Peters has the choice to choose National or Labour to help them fill more seats. Who ever he chooses, will determine our NZ prime minister.

The Princess Bride - Character Introduction

A couple of weeks ago LS2 did media study on The Princess Bride. After we had finished we had to make a DLO about it. I choose to do the introduction for the characters. One thing I found out was the introduction for Fezzik, inigo and Vizzini, were that they were exactly the same and there wasn't much for their introduction.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Flowchart For Democracy in NZ

This flowchart is about democracy about NZ. We had to define the word democracy. We had to write in order the people that hold most power over NZ. I learnt that Democracy comes from Greece. I worked with Eric, CJ, Shannon, Fraidoon, Daniel and AJ to complete this flowchart.

What David Lange Changed About NZ

For this task, We had to research a previous New Zealand Prime minister, and explain what he changed about NZ. In this Presentation/DLO we included some thing major David Lange changed about NZ. I worked with Daniel, Shannon, AJ, CJ, Eric and Fraidoon

Government Party Jigsaw

Bill English
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Jacinda Ardern
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Mt Albert
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Wellington Central
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NZ First
Winston Peters
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David Seymour
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Marma Fox
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United Future
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Gareth Morgan

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In LS2 we have been talking about Government parties. The main party's are National, Labour, Green and New Zealand first. We got into groups and had to complete a jigsaw. The jigsaw included the four main parties, Act, Maori, United Future and Opportunities. We also had to included images to go with the jigsaw. We also had to attribute them. I completed this jigsaw with Daniel, Eric, CJ, AJ, Shannon and Fraidoon.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read An E-book Day

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Today is Read An E-book Day (18th September). Read and E-book day is a day where you celebrate by reading books online which is modern story telling. In LS2 we use a site called the Tamaki College Overdrive, which let's us read online books at school. The site provides a lot of different books from different genres. I am currently reading a book. The name of the book is A March of Kings. If you want to find more about read an E-book day, click on this link. It takes you to the website. #EBOOKLOVE 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say it Tika

Today LS2 were on a website called Say it Tika (right). Our task was to pin three Maori places in Auckland that google maps couldn't pronounce properly. We had to take a screenshot of one of the places we pinned. I decided to choose Hakanoa Street. 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki College Overdrive

In LS2 we have been using the Tamaki College Overdrive. There are a lot of new books released and, I think that they are great. It's easy to use and really useful. I am currently reading a book, and it is Hunger. There are a lot of other books you can read. There are even books you can listen to. There are different types of genres than you can choose from

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Two word sentence DLO

For writing we have been looking at simple, compound and complex sentences. We learnt that simple sentences are mainly two words, which contain a subject and a verb. We had to write down three examples of a simple compound and complex sentence.

Friday, 1 September 2017

A Day at Tamaki College

The Year 8's had an experience of what it would be like at Tamaki College, if we enrolled. The first class we went to was maths, we played battleships with Mr Jones. I really enjoyed playing that game. Some people got all of their ships sunk. Some people like Eric didn't get a single one sunk. The next class we went to was Science. We were experimenting with static electricity. Our teacher was Mr Stoddard. We managed to bend water by rubbing a rod with wool.  We then had lunch, for lunch we had subway (it was delicious) and a bottle of water. The most behaved students were rewarded a 5 dollar voucher for the tuck shop. After lunch we went to English class with Mr Stevenson. We had to memorise ten words that were displayed on the screen. We also had to include pictures to go with the words. At the end of the day we had P.E. We played a game called Turbo Touch. Our P.E instructor was Mr Moyes. It was a new fun game to all of us. We all had an amazing day at Tamaki College. We enjoyed learning a bunch of cool things and we would like to say a massive thank you for letting us experience a day at Tamaki College.