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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Sweden


Task Description
Hi, my name is Caleb, and this term we have been learning about locations. This week, we had to write about a country in Europe, and I choose Sweden.

It Use To Be green Once

Walt: Identify the effects of language features



Task Description
Hi, my name is Caleb, and in this task, I answer questions for the text It Use To Be Green Once. I think it is a good text.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Easter Egg Coordinates


Hi, my name is Caleb, and this is my second coordinate task. This time, instead of putting in coordinates, we followed coordinates. After I finished, I got this Easter egg. It was a fun task.

Fortnite Coordinates


Hi, my name is Caleb, and in this post, I do coordinates about the season 2 Fortnite map. Fortnite is a game. This week for math's, we have been learning about coordinates. This is one of the coordinate tasks we did.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Year 7 Team Building

Hi, my name is Caleb, and in this post, I will tell you about the Team Building for Year 7's. We did this because the Year 8's were at camp, and the teachers wanted us to have almost as much fun as the Year 8's.

One of the cool activities we did was to make Truffles. Truffles are like small chocolate balls covered in pieces of dry coconut. We first added biscuits, then we added cocoa, and then we added coconut. After we added them in, we mix them all together, which made a big piece of chocolate with biscuits and coconut sticking out. It had the texture of mud. Add then we did the gross thing, we picked up chunks of the chocolate, and started mixing them into balls. After we had used the whole bowl, and made dozens of chocolate balls, we added coconut to them, which made them Truffles. A few days later, we ate the Truffles.

Another cool thing we did was puzzles with Mrs Moala. The first puzzle we did was a murder mystery. We found out that the man died by a cobra at a party. Then we did another murder mystery, in which we had to find out who killed a woman called Edith. We found out that Edward Green killed her. We then did a puzzle where we had to find the answer of tricky words. One of the words was Big Big
                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                       Ignore Ignore, and we found out that that meant to big to ignore. Then we went and did another activity.

Overall, I thought that the Team Building was great. In the Team Building, the main thing I learnt was that it is better, and funner, to work as a team.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Mirror Magic

Walt: To work as a team



Task Description
Hi, my name is Caleb, and this is my math's for this week. It is about shapes and mirrors. I hope you enjoy it.

Authors Choices

Walt: Identify the effect of language features



Task Description
Hi, my name is Caleb, and in this task I do a task called Authors Choices. Authors Choices is about, well, the Authors Choices.

News Article


Today, I did a create task on my Current Event. It was a news article about the 50$ note fail. This is my first News Article.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Current Event 2

Walt: Learn about the world



Task Description
In this task I look at a current event. This one is about a mistake in money. This is my second Current Event.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Show Don't Tell

Walt: Use imagery to add depth to our Stories



Task Description
Hi my name is Caleb, and in this activity I learn about show don't tell. Show don't tell is a thing Authors do in books to make something sound more dramatic.

Navigation Compare and Contrast

Walt: Learn about Navigation



Task Description
Hi my name is Caleb, and in this activity, I do a Compare and Contrast which is were I Compare two things. This is my first Extension post for this term, and I am really excited for the rest of the year.

Friday, 3 May 2019

What Latitude and Longitude are


This week I learnt what Latitude and Longitude are.

New Zealand Map

Walt: Use compass directions to describe locations


On this map, one of the places I learnt about was Pt England. I figured out that Pt England was east of Auckland. I also figured out that Auckland was North of the North island of New Zealand.

Task Description
Hi my name is Caleb, and this week, we have been learning about compass directions. Our theme for this term is "I like your Latitude". Latitude is a invisible line around the middle of the earth, which separates the North part of the world from the south part. Longitude is the line that goes down the earth, and separates the west side from the east side.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Current Event

Walt: learn about Current Event



Task Description
Hi, my name is Caleb, and in this activity, I do a current event about a 1500 year old snake skeleton which was found in some poo.

Introduction to Narratives

Walt: learn about narratives



Task Description
Hi, my name is Caleb, and in this activity, I learn about narratives. Narratives are fictional (made-up) stories about whatever you want.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Latitude and Longitude

Walt: learn about Latitude and Longitude

Location, Location, Location

Walt: Justify our math's thinking



Task Description
In this task I answer questions about Location The reason we are learning about locations is because our theme for this term is "I like your Latitude". Latitude is a way of pinpointing things on the map, to learn about them. I love math's.

Monday, 29 April 2019

About Narratives




A narrative is a fictional story that is made for entertainment purposes. Fiction means made up. Narratives are ideas people have come up with, and then wrote down. An example of Fiction is Harry Potter. The author, J.K Rowling probably just thought about wizards being a thing, and started having ideas about it.

Holiday Highlights

Hi, my name is Caleb, and in this post, I will be sharing some of my highlights for the holidays. Almost every day of the holidays, me and my brother went to the playground. We went to the playground because 1, it was fun to play there, and 2, it was starting to get cold and wet, so we tried to make the most of our time in the sun.

Easter was really awesome.When I woke upon Easter, I was really excited. I made my breakfast, read my book a bit, and then after a while, we went to my mums. When we got to my mums house my mum sent me and my brother on an easter egg hunt. After a while, we found a lot of big eggs, and my mum said that we had got all the eggs. After we had eaten a few eggs, our dad beckoned us over, and we went to our granny's. When we got to our granny's, my parents hid at least 60 mini eggs around the house, and after a short while, me and my brother were of to find the eggs. After about 5 minutes, we had found all the eggs. And had eaten a lot of them. Our easter was awesome!!!!

There were loads of other highlights, but because of time, I can only do this. Until next time, see ya!!!

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Cricket

Walt: Have each person participate in the small groups discussion



Task Description
In this task I answer questions about cricket. It was fun.

My Haiku 7

Walt: Follow the structure of the story

I still play Fortnite
I think that it is still cool

I am very good

Task Description
This is my seventh Haiku
It is about Fortnite
It is cool

My Haiku 6

Walt: Follow the structure of the story

I love Bananas
They are very long and yum

Bananas are great

Task Description
This is my sixth Haiku
It is about Bananas
I love Bananas

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Caged Bird

Walt: Identify the language features in the text



Task Description
In this activity I answer questions about Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

Career Talk

Today, a few people came to see us and to talk to us about what they did to get there job, and help us get our own job. First, a man called James came and talked to us about his career. He told us that even though he didn't go to University, he still got his dream job, which was to be a builder.

After we had stopped asking him questions about his career, he left to go to work, and a worker called Fiona came up and talked to us. Fiona is Mrs Tele'a's sister, and she is a funeral director. She said that if you want to spend time with your family, don't be a funeral director.

After we asked her about her career, she sat down, and Tanielu Tele'a came up to talk. Tanielu is Mrs Tele'a's son, and he is a rugby player who plays for the blues. We had loads of questions for Tanielu, but finally after all the questions were answered, he sat down, and we clapped at James, Fiona, and Tanielu. I think this was very interesting, seeing different people, and what they did.

Until next time, see ya!!!!!

My Haiku 5

Walt: Learn to follow the structure of the story

I have a brother
My younger brother is nine

His name is Jacob

Task Description
This is my firth Haiku
It is about my Brother
Pls read it and comment!!!

Treaty of Waitangi Game Design

Walt: Learn about the Treaty of Waitangi



Task Description
In this task, we had to create a Game Design for the Treaty of Waitangi. It took me all term to do this, and in the end, i'm proud of what I did.

Monday, 8 April 2019

My Haiku 4

Walt: Follow the structure of the story

I hate Unicorns
There Big Poo goes everywhere

There horns are too big

Task Description
This is my fourth Haiku
Just read it!!!!!

My Haiku 3

Walt: Follow the structure of the story

I went to the zoo
I saw interesting things

I love animals

Task Description
This is my 3rd Haiku.
It is about the zoo.
Read it!!

My Haiku 2

Walt: Follow the structure of the story

My name is Caleb
I am eleven years old

I am very smart

Task Description
This is my second Haiku
This is about me.
See my Haiku.

My Haiku

Walt: To follow the structure of a story

I like Elephants
They are very big and tough
They live in the wild

Task Desrciption
In this task I had to create a Haiku.
It was very easy.
Here is my Haiku.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Weather Forecast

Walt: Have each person participate in the group discussion



Task Description
In this task I help Mr Vogt and his Shrubs, in this math's question.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Students Research Term 1 2019

Walt: learn about the effects that screens can do to humans



Task Description
In this task, me, Toby and Zaeeda do research on technology. This is my first extension post for 2019, and it took me almost a whole term to post. I am proud of what I did, and I am excited for what I will do in the future.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The Raven

Walt: Consider the significance of a poet's word choice



Task Description
In this task, I read a difficult poem, and then answered the questions that came with this slide.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Attitude talk

Today, Jannah, a worker from Attitude, came to talk to us about friendship. She talked to us about different friendships, what can ruin a friendship, and much more. Lets start things of with what she started with, different friendships.

When she came in, she talked to us about different friendships, which were Girl Girl friendships, Boy Boy friendships, and Girl Boy friendships. Then she talked to us about what can ruin a friendship, which is mean humor, Back stabbing, Smothering, and more.

It was fun to listen to what she had to say, because some of the things she said, have effected me through my life. I hope she comes again, so she can talk more about friendships. We love you Attitude!

Travel to School

Walt: Take turns to share our mathematical thinking



Task Description
In this task I ask people around room 2 how they get to school. It was hard work, but in the end, I did it.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

The Doll's House and King Street Bridge Review

Hi, my name is Caleb. In this text, I will tell you about what happens in the two texts, and and compare it to the modern day, where things have changed a lot.

In the text, The Doll’s House, the problem is that kids and their parents judge people on how much status they have. For example, in The Doll’s House, all the other kids exclude the Little Kelvey's because there status is low. There mum is poor, and they wear the clothes that their mum gets that other families don’t want. There dad is also missing, and some people think he is in jail. Because of all this, the other kids act like they don’t exist because of something they can’t control.

In the text, King Street Bridge, the problem is that some kids aren’t getting enough attention, so they are bullying someone else to get attention. For example, in King Street Bridge, Rebecca and Lyza bully a girl called Hera, who I presume is not to popular so they get all the attention. The way they bully her is by following her on the way home, and then scaring her. I think they are doing this because they don’t get enough attention at home.

Now, if I compared both of these to the modern day, there is a huge difference, first of all, people don’t care about each others status, and instead focus on people being kind. For example, a kid who is really kind, will most likely have a lot of friends, where as people who are naughty, won’t have very many friends. Another thing is bullying. There is still a lot of bullying, but it is now easier to control it, because there are always teachers around.

That is all I have to say. If you enjoyed, then please leave a comment on your thoughts. Until next time, see ya!

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The Doll's House

Walt: make connections between texts by exploring the ideas presented within them



Task Description
In this task I answer questions about The dolls house, and kings street bridge. Soon, I will be doing another text about my opinion.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Favourite Anime Character

Walt: Use the story context while sharing our maths thinking



Task Description
In this task, I use the knowledge from the graph to help me in my answer.

Friday, 22 March 2019

What my class thinks about me

Hello, and welcome to my blog. In this blog post, I will tell you about what we did today with the paper in the photo above. Today, my teacher, Mrs Stone, told us to choose a colored pencil and paper. At first I didn't know why we had to do that, but after we all had a pencil and paper, Mrs Stone told us we had to pass our paper around, and the person next to us would write something nice about us. For example, I was sitting next to Leonidas and Kohatu. When Mrs Stone said to start, Kohatu passed his paper to me, I passed my paper to Leonidas, and Leonidas passed his paper to someone else. My paper got passed through about 30 people, and this is what it ended up like.

Hats

Walt: Ask questions to clarify our thinking



Task Description
In this activity we did work about hats and quarters. It was easy, and I hope in the future that we get harder work

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Professional Sportsman

Walt: learn about my career



Task Descritpion
In this task, I write about what I want to be when I grow up. When I grow up, I want to be a Professional Sportsman. I say Professional Sportsman because I play rugby and cricket, and I don't know which one I am best at. I hope you find this interesting, and until my next post, see ya!

Friday, 15 March 2019

Should Facebook be more vigilant in checking that users are over the age of 13?

Should Facebook be more vigilant in checking that users are over the age of 13?


Makayla:
I think that facebook should be banned for users under the age of 13 because there are a lot of bad influential content that is not suitable for younger users. I think that facebook is really stepping up their game as they have upgraded their policy. So that if an account with a under-aged user is found facebook must be provided with information that shows their over 13. I also think that under-aged kids should be banned because they haven’t really experienced the world of social activities and more, by also saying that I mean that under-aged kids might accept friend requests from strangers and might get themselves into trouble.

Bethan: There are people on the world wide web who aren’t really the most responsible, and because they can’t target adults who are smarter than children, they target children. Children don’t know what to do so they do what there instincts tell them, their instincts aren’t always right, and the adults can’t always monitor us.

Tehillah:I personally believe that children under the age of 13 shouldn’t have a facebook account. Kids that are 12 and under don’t know what happens when you meet people that you don’t know. They haven’t experience what social media is like. They are to young. There are many adult or hackers in the world that are aiming at younger kids. Social media haves strange people that are hiding behind screens kids don’t know who there meeting or what there meeting. If kids add people that they don’t know they are adding them to there social media life. Parents aren’t there to supervision their children 24/7.

Caleb: I think that people under 13 should not be able to log into facebook. People that are under 13 are less responsible, meaning that if they log onto Facebook, they are likely to do something like share something inappropriate or write something mean towards someone, which might get them or their parents in trouble. A way to counter this happening might make them to have to sign in every time you go on, or maybe you had to take a screenshot of your face, and if you are under 13, you get kicked of. I also think that Facebook is for adults, and some of the content that is on Facebook might be inappropriate for young people. I also think that there should be a password that can be whatever a parent wants, and that they should not tell kids the password. People should also be careful when adding people as friends on Facebook. For all you know, you could add someone who is a mass murderer. There should be a form that tells you about them, so you can see if you want to add them or not.
Nasibah: I think it’s better to have an account to any social media website when your at least 16. Children under the age of 13 are immature. Cause some content are a little bit rude. And kids do need to know what they can share and not share, and some things online can be used to hack other people.

Malaga Pasifika

Walt: learn about our past, the present, and the future.



Task Description
In this task, we write about the past, the present, and the future.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Polyfest Reflection 2019

Have you ever heard of, or been to polyfest? Polyfest is a famous cultural event in NZ that is on for 4 days every year, and has been going on for 44 years. Polyfest offers a range of activities, performances, food stalls, and more.

Polyfest schools day is on the first day of polyfest, and let's schools come in and see performances. It also lets them do stuff like dance with people, and learn about things like fire safety. There are also a variety of stands and shops that have food and toys in them.`

Some of my highlights of polyfest were the Kapa Haka, which was amazing and was one of the only shows that we saw. Another highlight was playing all the games like Big Connect 4, Big Knorts and Crosses, and throw the ball in the bucket, we spent up to 20-30 minutes of our free time there.

Overall, polyfest is amazing and I definitely want to go there again.

Image result for polyfest 2019

Friday, 8 March 2019

My Career Malaga


For the last 2 weeks, team 5 have been doing My Career Malaga. It pretty much tells us what we (and our friends and parents) want in the future for me. Above, you can see My Career Malaga. Hope find find this interesting and until my next post, see ya!

Circle of flame

As the fire went off, John ran through the house, trying to find the fire, and hopefully put it out. As he ran through his house, a bookshelf fell down on him, pushing him against the floor. The pain rised through his chest, but he managed to get it of him. He carried on running, now feeling like he could collapse to the ground, and never get up, but he didn't give up. As he reached the door, he slammed it open, and then his jaws dropped. Right in front of him, he saw a circle of flame. Behind him, he heard a crash, and then a number of thuds. John thought it was more fire, stopping him from exiting, but then he realized that it was 4 firemen, with big hose. John moved out of the way, and the firemen ran into the room, and the front one started firing the hose at the fire. Instead of going out like normal fire, this one shoot towards the firemen, and pulled him in the fire, killing him instantly. One of the firemen said "come on, lets get out of here" and John follow him out of his burning house. Once they got outside, they heard the noise of one of the firemen screaming. "I'll go up and see whats wrong, you stay here" said the firemen said he walked back into the house. To shocked to speak, John walked back. Then, a few seconds later, the sound of screaming erupted the house again, and then the firemen came to the front of the house and shouted, "run, stay back, this house is not sa-- aaaaaaaah". He screeched as the hole house set ablaze, and then got destroyed. The firemen, screeched, and the bottom part of his body was on fire. Johns house was destroyed, he was stuck, looking at his burnt house, and then turned away, and started walking away.


Thursday, 7 March 2019

A Special Place

Hello, my name is Caleb, and in this writing I am going to be explaining about a special place. There are many special places in our community, however, I could only choose one. And that place is my school, Pt England.

There are so many good things about Pt England, I don’t know where to start, so how about I start by saying about what we do at Pt England. Pt England has over 650 students in our school. We also have 27 classrooms, with 1 or 2 teachers in each of them. Our school goes from years 1-8, which means you get to be at primary and intermediate here.

Every day, when the bell rings at 8:30am (for the year 7-8) or 8:50 (for the year 1-6), the kids come into class and start to learn. When the clock hits 11:00am, the kids get a break for eating, and playing. When the bell rings at 11;30am, the kids go back to class, and wait for their teacher to let them in for more learning. Then at 1:00pm, kids get another break for lunch and play. Then, at 2:00pm, another bell rings and the kids come back inside the classroom. At 3:00pm, when the bell rings, the school day ends.

We don’t just do the same thing every day, for 6 hours long, because that would be boring. Sometimes, we go on trips to places like the Zoo, Motat, the Museum, and so many more. Once every 2 years, we do this thing called Fiafia. Before fiafia, we practice a item that we choose. For example, when we write down what we want, and someone chooses Jump Jam first, then most likely, they will get Jump Jam. If they don’t get Jump Jam, they’ll probably get there 2nd or 3rd choice. We have to practice our item for nearly a whole term, and then near the end of the term, at night, we show our item. It really is marvellous.

Another reason I like our school is because we are really close to some other places, like Pt England Beach, and the GI pools. And that is really cool. One time a year, we visit the Beach for a whole day for a picnic. We also go to the pools for a few weeks a year, for swimming lessons.

There are also a tone of awesome things in our school to. A few years ago, they added a bike track, that goes around the playgrounds, around the field, and back. We can only ride the bikes if we have a certain ticket for bike riding, which is given to kids who are behaving and want one. As mentioned earlier, we also have two playgrounds, and two huge fields. They are really fun to play on.

There are so many more things I would like to add, but because of time, I could only write this much. From learning, to fiafia, these are some of the things that I really like about our school.I hope you found this information let you know a bit about our school. Bye.

Tech Week 5 2019

Today at tech, me, Kevin, and Tawhiri, made Frittata's with Mrs Heka. They are a egg mixed with veges, lasagna, and more. It was really fun making, and very yum. They are like omelets, but better. I hope to make more stuff like this at tech in the future.



Identity

Walt: learn about identity



Task Description
In this task i learned about identity

Thursday, 28 February 2019

How to be a Good Leader

Do you know what a good leader is, and what they act like? Some people act like a leader in a simple way, like opening a door for someone, or saying please and thank you, while others are leaders for huge companies. This essay is about how to be a good leader, and what responsibilities you need to be a good leader.

If you want to be a great leader, then always be respectful. For example, if you want to be a trusted leader, then always tell the truth and never lie. If you want to be a responsible leader, then do important jobs, and do things like looking after some kids, or listening to someone in a meeting the whole time.

Another way to be a good leader is to be brave. A way to show your brave is if someone wants someone to say a speech, put your hand up and say the speech. Another very important way to be a good leader is to help other people be a leader. Tell them what to do to be a good leader, and make sure they are listening to you.

Another way to show you are a good leader is by being loyal to one another. For example, if your a kid, and your mum tells you to do something, like clean the dishes, then say ‘yes mum’ instead of argue with her. That is a really good way to show you're a good leader.

Those are some really good ways to show that you are a good leader. If you do what is written in this essay, then you will be a good leader.


 See you all in my next post.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Weetbix Tryathalon

Walt: take turns to share our mathematical thinking



Task Description
In this task I go over a question I did about the Weetbix Tryathalon. It was really fun, and I would like to do more of this in the future.

My favourite games

This is a blogpost about games.


My favourite games (digital and non-digital) are:


  • Battlefront 1-2
  • Destiny 1-2
  • Fortnite
  • Cool maths games
  • Injustice 2
  • Maths Whizz
The reason/s why I enjoy playing these games are:


  • They are super fun and you can play most of them with real people
  • There is always something to do
  • You can make new friends in them
  • You can get rewards which you can use in game
  • Every time you play them, there will be something different every time


Learning could be made much more fun and interesting if it included these elements of a game:

  • Games where you don’t rage on and are always fun
  • A offline and online server
  • You get things in the game that you could use in that game, or in your class
  • It will never get boring
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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Explanation Reconstruction

Walt: learning basic facts


Task Description
In this task I put this text in order

Monday, 25 February 2019

Visual Mihi

Walt: Learning about myself


Task Description
In this activity I draw my visual mihi. The first thing we did was trace our face. Then, we drew all of the best things about us. I really enjoyed making this, and I hope I do more of this in the future.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Beginning of the Tournament

Walt: learning about similarities between different texts



Task Description
In this task I answered questions about this text. This was the first reading task this year and it was fun. I learnt a lot from this and I am excited about doing this in the future

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Compare and Contrast

Walt; learn about the similarities about our way and the treaty of waitangi

 

Task Description
In this task, me and my group, Maanus and Toby, complete the task above. It took a lot of thinking and partnership to do this task. This task is about the differences and similarities between the pt England way and the treaty of waitangi.