Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between mares and iwi.

We have focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
correct procedure of doing something.
A welcoming ceremony to the new visitors.
Tangata whenua
To be natural, at home, comfortable.
New visitors to a Marae.
A place to stand.
relationship, kinship, sense of family connection.
hospitality, kindness, generosity and support!
Means love of all kinds.!

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……...

I'd like to learn about the walls inside a Marae (what the patterns mean (the carvings)

Sunday, 20 November 2016

I can apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions.

I can apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions.

What did I learn?
I learn't that a fraction and ratio are set out in the same kind of way (2/5, 2:5) and I learn't that fractions are a lot more complicated than I thought they were!

What was challenging?
What I found challenging was Turning improper fractions into mixed numbers by using division and the Compare and Contrast map I did (finding differences and similarities in two of the strategies I've already completed).

Generalise properties of multiplication and division

Generalise properties of multiplication and division.

What did you learn?
I lean't about all the different properties of multiplication
and addition (distributive, commutative, identity, zero and

What did you find challenging?
I found knowing if the question was an associative problem or
distributive problem.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Librarian Duty #10

Librarian Duty #10                          16/11/2016

On Wednesday Brook and I walked to the library and put away some books, thinking we'd be doing the same thing everyday. Surprisingly we were assigned a job I never thought would happen as a Librarian, cutting out old bar codes (plus a bit of the actual page) and ripping out the thing that showed when it was taken out and in before the computer site. Those books are going to classrooms so you don't have to get them out and in from the library and also because those books were old and they didn't belong in the library anymore. Just after we'd finished doing our assigned job it was already time to pack up. The care qualities I showed today were; communication (talking to someone who needed to know where a book was), connecting (to Brook when doing out job), collaboration (Helping Brook do these bar codes) and being self aware. After that I went to go play with my friends.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Librarian Duty #9

Librarian Duty #9                    

Today I turned up on time to my Library Duty and did the books myself until Brook arrived. I showed a junior where a particular series of books were. We sat at the issuing desk and issued and renewed a few books, time flied and it was already time to pack up and tell everyone the library was closed. The care qualities I showed then were; communication (talking with the junior), connecting (which books Brook and I were gonna do) and being self aware (turning up on time).

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Technology #6

Technology #6                                 7/11/2016

Image result for busIn the morning we traveled to technology on the bus, this time the bus was half full because the year eights were in Wellington. I was looking forward to Cooking class! First (after we hopped off the bus) we departed for mandarin, the lesson there was about family members and counting to twenty. Anyway, second, we arrived at cooking class and stepped inside to the deliciously smelling atmosphere. We made pizza potato pile-ups which were delicious and we also created some cheese rolls! Overall i'm loving cooking and i'm looking forward to next time. The leadership qualities I showed there were communication, (communicating to the teacher and people in my group) questioning, (how to make a particular thing) and connecting (to my group when baking).

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Peer mediation #10

Peer mediation #10                             8/11/2016

This peer mediation was with different people because the year eights were in wellington for the week. I did my peer mediation with Charlotte G and Hailey. We walked around the school looking for problems and discussing what leadership positions we wanted to do for next year when we came across three boys that asked if we were the pals. We weren't but they still wanted to play a game (running races) we said "three, two, one GO!" And they took off down the running race tracks. We looked for any more problems around the school. We did this until our duty ended we hung up our vests and went to play at the playground.

Literacy Week!

Literacy Week!                 31/10/2016 - 4/11/2016

Literacy week (or book week) was a great experience! We did stop drop and write every day, so we had a picture prompt or we had to do a 50 word story, or maybe on that day we had a sentence starter. This was one of my favorite things we did: Everyone in the school was told at assembly that "10 golden tickets have been hidden round the school!" It was so exciting. Rumors stated going around the school that "this golden ticket is here" or "I found a golden ticket!" By Friday all the tickets had been found and I hadn't even come close to finding one :( Oh well, anyway more fun stuff happened on this week! Almost forgot about the most important thing! On Thursday we could dress up as our favorite book character. I dressed up as Katniss Everdeen for this particular day. Everyone loved my outfit! Overall i'm really looking forward to next year when we have the next Literacy week! :D

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Librarian Duty #8

Librarian duty #8                                  2/11/2016

Brook and I went to the library, it was crowded! Since book week (literacy week) is on, everyone wanted to go to the library! There was also a space theme and it was really cool! We put away all the books that had been taken out and returned and then sat at the desk and gave out worksheets to everyone. The juniors wanted to do the scavenger hunt, but we had none left so they did a different one. Time flew and it was already time for the library to be packed up. The CARE values I showed today were Community and Respect.

Treaty of Waitangi

                    Treaty of Waitangi          3/11/2016

Here's a link to my treaty of waitangi good slide: 

My google slide.

Here's a link to my compare and contrast map:
Contrast map.

What I found interesting:
I learn't that they still use the treaty today, and that over 40 chiefs signed the treaty which must have been really important. The Maori treaty is different to the English version! There were a lot of complaints about this.

What would you like to find out more about?
I think i'd like to try and figure out what the Maori treaty says differently to the English one!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Peer Mediation #9

Peer mediation Duty #9                28/10/2016

Today I did my duty with Sophie and Grace, we wandered around the junior area (because that's where all the problems were) and we had little buddies following behind in our footsteps so those two got a bit carried away. But anyway We were searching for problems and I little boy came up to me with his friends and wanted to go to the sick bay because he'd hurt his knee and it was red, so I told him he could take two friends with him to the sick bay because we wouldn't want ten people storming into the office for just one little cut. It was 12:00pm at this time as we walked passed our classroom. Immediately Grace and Sophie took off their vests and said they needed to do something important, but I said we should do our duty. They walked off anyway so I had to do it alone for the next ten minutes. I looked for someone else to do peer mediator duty with me while I looked around but I couldn't find anyone so I felt a bit alone. I came across one other minor problem that's not worth talking about, then I finished up my duty. I went to go play Capture the Flag!
I showed the care values Community, Active thinking, and Excellence.

Amelia and Jacinta's NZ identity (ANZAC Day) Modelling Book

Amelia and Jacinta's NZ identity (ANZAC Day) Modelling Book.