Wednesday, 30 November 2016

My Hundertwasser Artwork

He was born on December 15 1928
Hundertwasser’s dad died when he was 1 in 1929
Hundertwasser was a child while WW2 was happening.
Hundertwasser is from Vienna, Austria
Art (3)
He doesn’t like straight lines
He likes bold colours
He has a creative mind
Hundertwasser made a public toilet in New Zealand near Kawaka.
Hundertwasser made the Koru flag of New Zealand in 1983.
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He was buried in New Zealand, while at sea.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Hundertwasser died on February 19, 2000 at the Pacific ocean who then was buried in New Zealand under a tulip tree.

This is my Hundertwasser artwork. Above it is a DLO about the artist himself. I really enjoyed this activity as we got to be creative and blend colours in with pastels which made it look really beautiful. Learning about Hundertwassers artwork really captivated me in the way he thought and the things he did.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dear Term 1 Me

By the end of the year, you should have reached the national standards in all subjects. Did you spend your free time at home doing homework instead of watching T.V? You can work at home and do your quick writes to improve your writing. Did you show leadership and receive an award at prize giving. You can do this by showing respect and staying out of trouble.

I hope you have earned all care award badges so that by the end of the year you will have eight badges altogether.You can earn your badges by using your free time in class to complete tasks on the list. Were you paying attention in class and reading 30 minutes every night?

I hope that by the end of the year you will have achieved this list and I hope that you will be accepted into a great college

Dear Term 1 me,

I have accomplished many tasks but little did we know we accomplished much more than that. This year has been a blast! We went presenting to many places and made many many friends across the cluster. We have come so far and being maniakalani Leader me so many great opportunities wich I never would have thought of when I was nominated. We now have all 8 badges and 500 blog posts! It is still not confirmed whether I reached the national standard but fingers crossed. Reading 30 minutes every night was a tough job but most nights I read as much as I could. Next year I will be in Selwyn and Good luck to 2017 me!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Notes about the Migration of Godwits

This weeks Inquiry topic is Flight. The year 8's switched from learning about planes with Ms. Kirkpatrick to working with Mrs. Anderson about the migration of a Godwit. Here are some notes I made about the Godwit.

Library Visit

Yesterday the librarians of Panmure Bridge school visited the Panmure library. The librarians Zeba, Zahra, June, Jane, Sanujin, Pote and I were hosted  by Pranita and hoko who were showing us around the library. We learnt about the routine the books go through each day. When we went to the library, we became very skillful at the rotation of books.

The librarians then discussed the activities for the Dare to Explore challenge that happens in the summer holidays. The Dare to Explore challenges help entertain students during the holidays and will keep you educated, which means you will have a positive reading results in the tests that happen when you come back to school next year.

A big Thank you to Ms Sloan and Ms Lew who drove us to the library and to the librarians at Panmure library for making us feel so welcome and teaching us more about libraries.

Remember, keep reading and make sure your books aren’t overdue.

PBS Athletics Day

Today was our atheletics day for 2016. By far I think that this years atheletics was my favourite. I think that our team really supported each other and showed our school's CARE values. We cared for one another when someone got hurt. Our attitude was great no one was grumpy and participated in the games joyfully. Everyone showed respect and supported and encouraged instead of laughing at each other when someone failed. Everyone in our group showed excellence and innovation because when they tried they did really well. Thank you to the students from tamaki college who helped teach us all the great atheletics day sports. They made us laugh and encouraged us wich made our expirience even better. I really enjoyed the activities especially our sponge relay were we got to get along and break the ice with all of our team mates!

Hockey - Session 2

Yesterday was our second session of hockey with Carley. For our warm up we played switch. In the game switch, we practiced our magnet dribble and our passing. After our warm up we played shark. In this game, we were working on defending our ball while pushing and hitting other people's ball. This game was difficult because we had to focus on many things at the same time. We all competed against each other in the game of juggling. I found this difficult because the ball was heavy and the sticks width is slim. we were allowed to pick up our ball and keep on counting on from our previous score, this made it easier but it took a lot of energy. The winner of this game was Gozan. We also played another version of the juggling game. In this version, we had to sit down when the ball dropped. Te winner of this game was Sebastian. Overall we had a great time and we are all looking forward to next weeks session.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Maori Connection between the Kuaka/Godwit

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Click on the link above to access a 'Storyboard that' created by Sajiha and I based on the connection between the Godwit/Kuaka Bird and Maori People. We researched many different sites to help us gather information for our main story prompt. We found the story about their connection and retold the story in our own words. It was really fun to recreate their story in our own way. 

Chuck Yeagor Timeline

This Popplet is a timeline mad about chuck Yeagor. Chuck Yeagor had many accomplishments in life and one of his biggest accomplishments was breaking the so and barrier. I found finding out about him interesting

Monday, 21 November 2016

Godwit Migration Route

This is a collaborative task that I have created with Sajiha. We worked hard to create this with plenty of information. This google drawing includes a comparison chart, Destination facts, and were they travel too.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

500 Blogposts

This is my last year with my device and I have reached 500 blogposts! To celebrate this Mrs. Anderson has come up with this amazing idea to celebrate this. She has created this beautiful animated image to show our 500 blogposts. I feel really proud to acheive this reward as this is my last year. This will be a major goal for the year sevens next year,

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

How to use Speech Marks

This Prezi is one that I have made about speech marks. This DLO explains in a clear way how to use speech marks. There are many examples and said synonyms. I think that this is one of the most useful DLO's I have made this year. We were given a short amount of time and this motivated me to finsih it quickley.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Godwit/Kuaka - Inquiry

For Inquiry this week our topic was with the Bar Tailed Godwit/Kuaka. We explored the Godwit's appearance, diet, habitat and appearance. I then worked collaboratively with Zeba to create this Popplet. We also added images of the Godwit, it's predators and their natural habitat. 

Hockey - Week 1

Today was our first session of hockey this year. To warm up we played bullrush ( octopus). Many of us enjoyed carrying out the activities that were set for us. We learnt to do the magnet dribble. This dribble is called magnet because the hockey stick is always following the stick. To achieve this dribble you need to rotate your stick to stop the ball going side to side. We then played traffic light. When they shout red you stop, green means go walking dribbling, Orange is to stop walking and dribble on the spot, purple is to dribble backwards, silver is to go really fast dribbling and blue is to do a roundabout so you are lead the ball with your stick. We had  a competition about who could dribble the ball the most. If you drop you can start again and keep on counting with your previous score. Congratulations to Zahn who won. The year 8's got into two teams and the coach would shout a number and the same amount of people would compete from two teams. Everybody really enjoyed this game.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


This is a DLO that I have collaborated with Zahra, Sajiha, Nazella. This is about the word Hyperbole. In this DLO you can find the definition of hyperbole and some examples.This is something that I can use in my writing next time.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Paper Planes

Today we had to analyze our measurements for our paper planes. Since we were put into groups of 6 or 7 we had to come up with one design using our plane creations. We then tested our planes and Evelyn's one was the fastest. After we had the competition. Zahn was the fastest thrower. Thomas was the winner since his plane went to furthest to 14.1. Our learning intention was to design and make a paper plane that will fly the furthest.  

A Quality Blog Comment

Today we were trialing a website created for the students in the Maniakalani cluster. It generates a number and the number you land on you click and there is an activity. In this case, I got the number 4 and this was the activity I received. I think that in every great comment there should be these three included.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Recount Quiz

Today in writing we recapped our learning about recounts from last year. We took a look at some of the amazing recounts written by the students of the Maniakalani Cluster. We then joined our reasons why as to that was our favorite recount. My favorite recount that I read was Ingrid's from St. Patricks school. The screenshot above is my score on the Bitesize recount test. I achieved a 10/10 score. I am very happy with this as I have not forgotten how to write a recount.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Paper Plane - Inquiry

On Thursday we were making prototypes of streamline paper planes. We were given instruction by our teacher, Mrs. Anderson but she wasn't allowed to talk. On the image above Zahra and I were following a video carefully to create the perfect paper plane. We found out that if we had one mistake this would effect the paper plane. Our group collaborated to find our sources of information. We found that the best one was to watch videos. Once we had created our paper plane we went outside to test them out. This was really fun as we got to explore and think about the way the wind was going and how to throw it properly. When we had our first attempt the plane kept turning we found out what June had done to her plane to make it go straight. June had added weight and this helped our plane go further.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Outlook for Someday

The Shake Out from The Outlook for Someday on Vimeo.

Well done to Latham for creating this amazing movie. LS2 is so proud of you and how far you have come. With all your hard work filming you have finally entered the movie and have become short listed. Congratulations to Latham, Reon, Jasmine and Daniel I can't wait to see the results.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Jean Batten

AS our topic this term is flight we have done a lot of work about Jean Batten. Jean accomplished many things in her life. 

Jean Batten

As our topic this term is flight we have done a lot of work about Jean Batten. Jean accomplished many things in her life.