Thursday, 22 February 2018

Kiwi Sport Reflection

Today was our first session for Kiwi sport. For Kiwi sport we are focusing on softball. Our coach was Alison who was very funny. First we had to partner up and play catches. Catching was easy because the ball was soft. As part of softball we did a lot of throwing and catching which was pretty fun.We learnt a new move called the Monkeydile which you have to kneel down and make a crocodile position out of your hands. We were to catch the ball from the ground which is called a ground ball. We also learnt that when catching a ball you have to use the butterfly shape out of your hands. My partner Fraidon and I found it easy because we've already done it in our junior classes. 

Kiwi Can Reflection

Kiwi Can was amazing today because we played an awesome game called ball tag. Before explaining how it is played first we went over the theme and topic for this term. The theme for this term is Positive Relationship and the topic is Fairness and Fairplay. I learnt that Fairness and Fairplay is means when you treat another person equally like you want them to treat you equally. Positive Relationship included supportive and encouraging words to other people. Our motto for this term is 'If your argue, sort it out, don't shout, work it out. So coming back ball tag game. First we were splited into groups of 3. After that one team were picked to be the runners while three other people from another group were picked to be the taggers. The three taggers had to try and tag the runners but the rule was you weren't allowed to run with the ball (It's similar to netball). You have to past the ball to your group mates and get close to the runner to tag them. This game included teamwork, honesty and encouragement. A lot of people showed those values and it was good. At the end we were scored points to show how we have shown Respect, Encouragement, Teamwork, Participation and Positive attitude. Each value was scored out of 5 and We had a score of 21 points. 

Te Wiki - The Week - Summary

As part of Reading we read the next article leading to the treaty of Waitangi. The text we read was about the one week before the treaty of Waitangi was signed. It was an interesting book. While reading we had to note all the words we are unsure of or interested in. After reading the text we were to make a DLO summarizing the whole article. I worked with Fraidoon and Mataio. When we are summarizing a text we use a special method which is to write the 20 most important words, then the 6 most important words and write a short summary. This all links back to the words we were to write down while reading the text. 

P.B.S - Whakatauki

Today was a busy day and we had to get to work. As part of our Inquiry this term we had to lean our Whakatauki and learn how to pronounce it properly. Fraidon and I work together to make a Digital learning Object having the P.B.S (Panmure Bridge School) Whakatauki. I learnt that our Whakatuki is Mannaki Whenua, Mannaki Tangata, Haere Whakamua. I was struggling how to say the word Haere but I have said it so many times I know how to pronounce it properly. The English version for the Whakatauki is Care for the Land, Care for the People, Go Foward. This has been an amazing experience learning to say my school Whakatauki. 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Olympic And PBS Key Values

L.I - To collect information in order to make a comparison.

As part of Inquiry today we made a Digital Learning Object comparing it to our (P.B.S) values and the Olympic values. First we went on a site and read a text about Olympics and their values. We collected all the information. I learnt that the Olympic values are Excellence, Friendship and Respect. The similarities we found about the Olympic and P.B.S values are that they both have Excellence and Respect in their key values. We did some research about the Olympic Creed and Motto and we found good information. We did little research about our school because something of the things we knew but didn't understand. I think working about the Winter Olympic is an amazing topic to study on.

Math Problem - Electives

As part of our math task we were solving out a math problem given by Miss Kirkpatrick. I was working collaboratively with Mikihiro and Fraidon. For this problem we used our multiplication, division and subtraction skills and were lucky enough to get the right answers. At first we were struggling because we didn't understand it so we read it twice and wrote all the key points from the problem. We took a lot of risk with solving out how many people take elective C,D,E,F. After trying a few times we figured the answers out. Today I learnt how to use my times table facts to find a fraction of a set.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Explanation - How is Chinese new year celebrated?

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How is Chinese new year celebrated?

Have you ever thought about celebrating Chinese New Year? As you may know or not know Chinese New Year is defined as an ancient and recognizable Chinese celebration that is celebrated all around the world. Chinese New Year started on the 16th of February on Friday and the celebration goes on for 15 days. Although, this celebration starts with a new moon and ends with a full moon. Did you know that Chinese people make really delicious food which has an amazing background to it?

Family meet together and celebrate Chinese New Year by eating traditional foods. In addition to all the Chinese cuisine like egg rolls, noodles and shrimp it has a special means to it. In my view of this, egg roll symbolises the wealth for the coming year and also represents . Noodles is an essential meal to the Chinese culture. Did you know that noodles should not be cut because it represents long life with good health? Shrimps is a delicious dish which symbolises happiness to people. Not many people know that there are 12 animals that represent each year in Chinese New Year.  

The 12 animals that represents a year of the Chinese New Year are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. This year is the year of the Dog and its element is earth. The dog represents loyalty and honesty. It is said that If you were born this year you are most likely to be loyalty and honesty just like the Dog? Meanwhile, there a decorations of dogs all over the world. There is even decorations at the bottom of the Auckland Sky Tower. Did you know that on the last day of Chinese New Year people like to celebrate their last day by having a lantern festival?

This lantern festival is celebrated on the 15th day of Chinese new year. They celebrate this festival by lighting lanterns and having big parades lead by people dressed in tradition costumes. They also wear dragon and lion outfits and they dance in the parade. The lantern festival gives good luck and long life to all people around the world. One reason why people celebrate lantern festival is to give respect and attention for those people who have pass away in the Chinese culture. This an amazing event that happens all around world and is well-known.

Finally I have come to an end. Chinese New Year is a special and popular celebration where there is full of happiness and excitement. This is a time where families and friends gather together and eat all their delicious foods. This all links back to the egg rolls, shrimps and noodles. Chinese New Year has been around for a long time and has been an amazing event. Hung Hei Fat Choi everyone (which means Happy New Year).


On the 16th of February was the start of the Chinese year and as part of our writing task we wrote a explanation about how Chinese New Year is celebrated around the world. I have worked collaboratively with Joshua and we've worked well. Our explanation had to include some of the literacy devices like simple, compound and complex sentences. We have included these literacy devices using FANBOYS and AAAWWUBBIS. First before writing anything we watched a short video about how it all started. We wrote notes and had to discuss our ideas with our buddies. We wrote down all the food they ate, the lantern festival, the race of the 12 animals and the monster name Nian who tried to scare villagers a long time ago. I learnt that on the 15th day of Chinese new year there is a lantern festival that people attend all over the world.