Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Government Party Jigsaw

Since this week is election week, we are learning about elections. In our learning we have completed an activity called 'Government Party Jigsaw'. In this jigsaw Mia, Zahra, Ofa, Javeylor, and I have added the leaders of the main party and what electorate they are in.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read an Ebook day

Today is Read an e-bookday and is a celebration of modern storytelling. Our classroom chose a book off the Tamaki College Overdrive site to celebrate. On the Overdrive site, there are a lot of different varieties of books you can chose from. You can choose humour, action, science fiction and many more. Read an e-book day is on September the 18th this year. We can read books anywhere and anytime we want. #Ebooklove 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Two Word Sentences

In writing we had a look at two word sentences, two word sentences are simple sentences. Using the simple sentence we added in FANBOYS which makes it a complex sentence which joins two simple sentences or ideas together with a connective. Using the complex sentence we used AAWWUIBBIS to make it a compound sentence. 

Tamaki Overdrive

Using the Tamaki overdrive we selected a book to read from a wide variety of non-fiction, fiction, mystery and suspense and more.Description about the Wednesday Wars is In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967 to 68 school year in Long Island, New York. Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn't like Holling—he's sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it

Friday, 1 September 2017

Year 8 College Experience

Today, the year eights went to Tamaki College to see what it is like at College. Tamaki College kindly provided morning tea and lunch for us it was yum. We had a couple of classes to show us what it would be like next year, at college. After interval we had maths and science and after lunch we had English and PE. Maths was run by Mr Jones, science was run by Mr Stoddard we were learning about static electricity. English was run by Mr Stevenson. For English we had to learn 10 words that Mr Steveson gave us and find images to match them. PE was run by Mr Moyes. We all had an amazing and fun time. A big thank you to Tamaki College for providing transport, food and a fun day of learning.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why it's great to be me

In my class we have a new subject for this year which is called DARE it is all about keeping ourselves self also finding out more about ourselves. This task was fun because we had to get into a group of four and log into our Tagul account this is a website that creates a word cloud and it is very awesome to use. In my group of four we had to type the ABC on a Tagul and type words to answer the question why it's great to be me. For example for the letter A we put down the word active because we are young a very active. Why is it great to be me ? it's great to be me because I am a True friend I am hard working when I'm with my friends I am Brave, I am really Active I like play Netball to get Active and Run around the playground. 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Complete the Contraction - Mishaan

Today we had writing. For this task we had to complete the contraction. This was a really easy task to complete because all we had to do was write the contract word. My favourite word that I contracted was it. An example of an contraction is I will. The contraction to this word is I'll. My layout has a lot of room but that is OK. Here are some other contractions that you might like. 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Careers - Tattoo artist

Yesterday I started a Two DLO about what I want to do in the future. When I grow up I might choose to be a dancer. Why? Because when I was about 5 years old I loved Art. In this half detailed DLO I have put in the opportunity you will have getting a job as a Tattooist and more. This was really easy to complete but it was hard as well. One tip I would have to tell you is make sure you turn up with the right gear at all times. But Art is not my favourite. Yeah. It is actually Netball. I am not a very good artist and have no idea on what to do but I enjoy it a lot. This is my so called future. Hopefully it all goes well.

Thursday, 17 August 2017


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T3 W3 Netball Report

On Tuesday night we had our third netball game for the term. We played against ANI We managed to win our netball game 15 - 5 . This was our Third win this season which really motivated all of us to try even harder to get our fourth win.  Shakaia and I got nearly all our goals in the ring which was a big help. Thank you to Mr Johnston, Mr O , Gemma and the girls that came to the game and cheered us on from the sidelines. Well done to all the girls for playing fantastic.


T3 W2 Netball Report

On Tuesday night we had our netball game at AMI netball courts.We played against Parnell Intermediate.Parnell Intermediate won by 15 to 4 and we unfortunately lost.We would like to thank our coaches for running training sessions and Mr Johnston and the parents that have come to support us. Congratulations to Shakaia and I for the play for the day

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Since this week is maths week, we made a geometrical flextangle. I made a smaller version on A4 paper and coloured this in then made my own design on A3 paper with different shapes. I think this was really fun because it challenged me a lot in different ways and I got to make my own design.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Kate Sheppard - Sketchnote

Shakaia and I made an online sketch note using google drawing, based on our learning about the Suffrage Movement. We made a sketch note to make connections with our learning and to show what we have learned. Learning conversations helped us learn from our partner. It was definitely an important skill for this activity. 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Today, LS2 has been doing rewindable learning with our dance. We were practicing our dances for our school production. We got split into three groups. My group is doing the song I see red and the other two groups are doing Stayin' Alive and Footloose. Yesterday, Zoe (The dance teacher) taught us the moves to our songs and because Mrs Anderson took a video of us, we watched ourselves doing the dance so if we made mistakes (Which we definitely did) we could work on it the next time we practice dancing. 


On Monday I started an illustration about idiom. Idiom is a group of words known by how much its has been used. I have put in different examples about idiom. An example of idiom is "Fish out of water". Meaning you are somewhere where you don't belong. This has been one of my favourite illustrations to do so far. I have enjoyed creating my own illustration using my own words. This was not hard to do but it was not easy trying to find the right idioms. 

Kate Sheppard

Yesterday afternoon Shakaia and I started this DLO about Kate Sheppard the leader of the suffrage movement. In our DLO you will find out different information about this powerful women. We have made this to the best of or ability. With the help of our teacher we got this done. We didn't know anything about this lady until we had a group conversation about who she is and what she did. Coming into this group as a newbie I think I have learnt a lot about this one person who changed the world with just her voice. The suffrage movement was a group of women that wanted the right to vote in the elections. 

Friday, 4 August 2017


Today for tech, the graphics group were up to painting their MDF designs. We got our clocks laser cut, then we started to draw our designs on to our MDF pieces. After we completed drawing our designs, we started painting our MDF and used the primary colours to mix and made different colours. We had to paint layers of the same colour because the MDF was to dark. It was also best to use opposite colors so each colour would look bright.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Netball Report

T3 W2 Netball Report
On Tuesday night we had our first netball game for the term. We played against Baradene blue yr 8. Thanks to our coaches Gemma, Mia and I for stepping up and helping Mr O with training they really helped us to improve from when we started. We managed to win our netball game 17-3. This was our second win this season which really motivated all of us to try even harder to get our third win. Thank you to Mr Johnston, Ms Sloan, Gemma and the girls that came to the game and cheered us on from the sidelines.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Suffragette movement

Since woman's rights was a big issue in the olden days our reading topic this term related . We watched ayoutube video about the suffragette movement and wrote a 25 word summary on "what was the suffragette movement". . I found this quite hard because it isn't a skill that I have mastered (summary) but talking to my group helped me make my connection.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why Is It So Important To Keep Oral Storytelling Alive?

Why is it important to keep the maori story’s going because Myth and legends are a traditions way that have been past down from generation to generation .  

For this task we had to watch a video about Maori oral storytelling. We watched three videos talking about oral storytelling. We had to work collaboratively with our partners. We had to answer the question Why is it important to keep oral storytelling alive. The hard thing about this was that the videos were in Te Reo so we had to read the subtitles.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Math's - Ordering fractions

For our math's warmup we played a game based on ordering fractions. It was easy, but very fun. The game was easy because I know how to order fractions quickly. 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Matariki The Maori New Year

This afternoon Shakaia and I were working on this DLO about Matariki. We have put in what there names are, who they visit and why they visit that person. We have made this to the best of our ability.  I have enjoyed making this DLO because we did not get any help on the information. My favourite part was doing how many sisters there are. Why? Because I already knew what the sisters name were. This is our learning in our own words. 

St. Lucia's Day

This afternoon I did St. Lucia's day about what people do in Scandinavia. This is what Shakaia and I did during the middle and last block of school. We have made this to the best of our ability. This is our DLO on how Scandinavian people celebrate . This is what we got up to.

Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice

Yesterday I completed a google slide about the winter solstice. I did this with Shakaia. While I was away Magenta helped Shakaia to finish our animation. We have put in facts about the winter solstice and summer solstice. We have done this to the best of ability. This piece of art will take you on an journey to out of space without even noticing you are! So sit back relax and enjoy the magic.

Composting - With Mrs K

This DLO is based on our inquiry topic, " Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle". I have created a DLO about the plastics that can be recycled and can't. I used my smart searching skills, to search up which plastics could be recycled and which plastics could not. I have also added images with attribution to thank the author. 

Plastic Free July - Tamaki wrap

Since the Tamaki Wrap came to talk to us about Plastic and our environment, they came and gave us some ideas on how to reduce the amount of Plastic we use in our daily lives. What shocked me the most was that Auckland sends the same amount of Plastic that can fit a football stadium which is quite sad because I think us Aucklanders are capable of reducing the amount of plastic we use. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017


video  video

Today for dance Fifita and I have completed our dance routine. We also found music to go with our dance routine. After everyone finished their routine we had to find another pair to show their routine to. We partnered up with Shakaia, Brooklyn and Savelina. We had to record them and show the video to them after to see what they need to work on. We thought that their dance was quite short so they should add some more moves.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Puzzling Maths With Shakaia

This morning Mishaan and I were working on our maths DLO. We have given in our own words how we came up with the answers and what maths equation we were working on. We have done this to the best of our ability. We have done two maths problems in one maths DLO. This is what we got up to. 


One of our reading focuses was to summarize a book called Eco-rangers Save the Planet. As we red we wrote down some words that are important. So we started off with 20 words then cut it down to 6 most important words.  Now we made a summary with those 6 words. I think this summary was quite good and we used good choice of sentences to fit the words. 

Friday, 9 June 2017


This week we were learning about poems. I learnt about rhyming words. Rhyming words are words that sound similar with each other. An example is Where and Stare. They sound similar but they are two different words. My favourite Metaphor was " chocolate sea" because it was describing the tea of how they used chocolate and sea. There was also another simile which was " zoom goes the spoon like a silver typhoon" which rhymed and it had a simile because it had "like". I enjoy reading different poetry's and would like to make more of my own.

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Today in dance we worked on our geometrical dance. We got reminded that we had to be in sync with the music meaning in time and the different types of music that will suit our dance. We had to think about the tempo which is the speed and the beat of the music. It was quite tricky for our group but we managed to get some moves that we made up into a creative way.  To inspire us we watched a video that could give us some ideas of what to do. We compared and contrasting with two different genres such as ballet music and rock music.  

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Samoan Tatau

Today Shakaia and I completed a DLO about Samoan Tatau VS Modern tattooing. In our DLO you will see the difference between modern tattooing and Tatau. What is Tatau you ask? Well Tatau is the Samoan way of tattooing. We have done this to the best of our ability. We chose to do Samoan Tatau because this week is Samoan Language week this week. Samoan people use different methods to us and different tools. Here is what our finished DLO looks like.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Maths - BEDMAS

Today in math our focus was on BEDMAS. BEDMAS helps you solve multiple operations if you start from left to right. This DLO has a short equation that is solved using BEDMAS

Friday, 26 May 2017

Tech @ Tamaki College

Tech at Tamaki College was great. Today was our new rotation so we changed to graphics. This term we have to design clocks customized by our own. We first had to make a college about ourselves adding in pictures of what we like our favourite food and etc.  We then had to gather different types of clocks such as a digital clock or an alarm clock. I am excited to see how this turns out because this very different.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Today I have been working with Fifita, Viva, Te Wai, Calvin, and AJ. On our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle DLO it shows you about our opinion and and questions that we have answered. We have worked together to get it done.


In writing I had to make a DLO based on Similes. A simile compares two things using the words 'like' or 'as'.  In my DLO you will see what a simile is and some other examples of a simile. For example she is as quiet as a mouse or that is good as gold, these are all examples of what a simile looks like. I have also added in images to give examples. 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Narrative- Skateboard

The skateboard was racing down the road with Amella on it. It was speeding down the hill like a cheetah. Amella was worried that something might happen to her or her cousin, but she was having too much fun. Her cousin came down the hill straight after. Then crashed right into Amella. Amella hit right into a car that was backing at of a driveway.

Her leg was was aching in pain as her cousin rushed over. Amella roared, louder than a lion. Amella told her cousin to go and get help. She was lying on the road looking at her wobbly leg, waiting for  somebody to come and help. While she was waiting for her cousin to came back with  help Amella was gasping for air. A man came past and was looking at her the man said are you alright “No i’m not I think my leg is broken”

As the man picked up his phone he dialled 111 and ask for the paramedics. The ambulance didn’t get to Amella fast as they thought because they couldn’t see her but Amellas cousin got back with her mum and dad. They racing down in a harred  to  Amella and was asking her what happened to you. “I can’t talk right now I am into much pain” said Amella. Can you take me to the hospital.

When Amella arrived at the hospital there were so many people waiting to be seen by an nurse. At last it was Amellas time to get seen by an nurse. The nurse took Amella to take a x-rays  so they could see all her bones.   

Our focus in writing today was to understand how to use and punctuate dialogue.  8 synonyms with the word said and explain how to use it. .we have been working on our writing Narrative and writing a story and thinking about our Language Features and Fanboys.

Thursday, 11 May 2017


During the morning and middle block we did dance. For dance Mrs Anderson said we had to create our own warm up routine. My partner was Mia and nazlla, we watched warm up videos to get some inspiration. Making up the moves was easy but doing the them was really tricky. Warming up and stretching before you have a sports event it can help you move a lot easier. But if you warm up and stretch to much you will lose some of your strength to do something. This was a very fun task to complete and cant wait till next week.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Pizza Problem


In this DLO I had to work out a strategy and figure out the problem to this.  I have written the question, the clue and my strategy or my way of solving the problem.  This helped us with our fractions, multiplication and division. This was a tricky problem to solve but I successfully figured it out.

Making Connections

Making ConnectionsL.I. Identify connections text to text, text to world and text to self
Text to text

Text to world
Text to self
Something I have read or watched that is like this is...
Something I know about that is like this is...
My reaction to this story is...

  • Magenta: A movie I have watched was an ANZAC movie about the war in Gallipoli.

  • Shakaia: The book I have read like this is poppy and Wishy Washy.

  • Mishaan: Something I have read was the War and Peace.

  • Shakaia: This reminds me about last year when I went to the Museum with my class.

  • Mishaan: This book reminds me about when we went to Howick historical village and saw all the house that they lived in back in 1982.

  • Magenta: This reminds of the book my old teacher read to us and it was called the Poppy.

  • Magenta: When my teacher read the story to us I felt like it was a funny book but then it became a mystery book.

  • Shakaia: My reaction to this story is inspiring because they are a  caring couple and this book is very funny.

  • Mishaan: My reaction was that it was sad because the interesting bit was he took all the doors off and the sad bit was that they died at the end.

This DLO that Shakaia Magenta and I had to make a connection in the story and kind of compare it to a text or a film, the world and the how we felt about the story.  One of my examples was how I watched the film " The Maze Runner" this related to the story because the country was not a democracy meaning that it wasn't ruled by the people of the land. 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

'ight' Chunky Challenge

This weeks chunky challenge was "ight". We had to find words that had "ight" in the end of the word, the middle of the word and the start of the world. I gathered up all the words that I knew that had the chunk "ight" in it and added in the new words I found.  Then I made a word cloud about it and it turned out to be like this. 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Current Events

In this task we had to write about a current event that was happening in the world. We focused on one event that had happen which was China banning Ivory sellers. My point of view for this was that it is quite good because they will now stop killing animals and there will be less poaching. But I also think this is bad because people will start losing their jobs which means that their will be less money for the families. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Camp Diary

Today I made a presentation on a website called Flip snack. On this presentation it has all of the activity's of what I did in order and I add some photos of me doing these activity's. These activity's was really awesome I had fun and I got to work as a team doing these activity's which was awsome.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

PBS performance - Te Oro

Some pupils at Panmure Bridge School, went down to Te Oro to perform. Since our inquiry topic this term is Te Taiao o Tamaki, we had to base our performance within their topic. Javeylor and I were part of Te Taiao O Tamika show cast. There were many other schools that performed within the Manaikalani Cluster. I really like how Javeylor was wearing the milk cartons and I was wearing a plastic jacket and bubble wrap. I felt very nervous but I just carried on till the end. Thanks to the teachers for helping us put our costumes on and get ready for the performance. I think the people who were performing did a really good job an made our school proud.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Pies @ Tamaki College

At tech we finished off our meat pies , we made our fillings last week and added in all the ingredients together today. We even got to use the left over pastry to make little icons or pictures to put on top of our pie. I think this was a long process because we were preparing the food a week before. But I think this turned out to be a great pie and I think I will make it at home. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

Photo Collage - Camp

Today, my activity group for camp made a photo collage. This was based on camp. We made a google drawing and we put up many photos of our activity group on this DLO. 

Photo Collage - Camp 2017

  Today, I have been working on my photo story. I had to choose images and put them in order, to create a photo story. This is my DLO and it shows you what we did at camp. 

Kokako bird

Today I completed a DLO with Javeylor. Our DLO is about the Kokako bird, in our DLO you will find out what they eat where they live and more! If you want to learn more about this unique bird you can either look it up on the internet or read what is right in front of you. Hope you enjoy reading our info graphic because you will never see another one like ours.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Meat Pie Fillings

Tech at Tamaki college was a blast , in food tech we prepared our fillings for our meat pie. I worked collaboratively with Mia we managed to complete this task successfully. We first added in the diced onions then added in the mince , after this step we slowly added in the stock which will kind of make the mince more thick we now added in the corn starch this made it even more thick so there was enough pies to make for me and Mia. I can't wait for next week as we will finally finish off making our pies. 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Kiwisport - Tennis & Futsul

Today LS1, LS2 and Room 5 walked down to the tennis courts at the Marist Club to play futsul and tennis. My group started by playing futsul. We used all the techniques that we were taught at school. We then rotated to tennis. We learned about control and how to hit the tennis ball correctly. 

Thank you to Martian and Nevil who provided us fun. We had an amazing time.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Can’t believe they made us do this!

I felt very nervous in the dark. My heart was racing, we set off behind each other in a line.We walked very slowly step by step, with other shoulder in front of us for us to see.

We were greeted by the glow worm community. As each  step we took we got further along the pathway as we all grabbed on each other and came closer. I could feel mud going throw my shoes. Each time the light went out the chatter of insects got louder and the screams of classmates came closer.

As we tiptoed across the small  bridge Mrs A and Mrs C was taking a photo of a huge spider. Mrs C shone the light at the spider and Mrs A screamed when the spider came back and stared at us. We were so excited to see the lights back at camp until a cricket started heading towards us on the deck.        

Last week the year 7's and 8's went on camp to Kokako Lodge. This recount is about our night walk. The night walk was really scary when everyone turned their torches off and all we could see was the darkness coming for us.

Thursday, 16 March 2017


In the middle block we did maths. Before I could move on to playing this game that I will tell you about later,we had to work with Mrs Kiripatrick. If we got the first set of eight questions of decimals that miss gave us right we had to say thank you Harry. Unfortunately  I was the only girl that passed the first round. I played a game called Hungry puppies. This game is a really helpful game that can help you on learning you decimal numbers. And that is what I did for maths.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Hunua Ranges (CAMP)

This map shows where my house, the Papakura wave pools,Kokako lodge, School and the Hunua Ranges. To make this one of these template you first have to go to your drive and press google maps. Since I don't want to make anyone fall asleep of boredom Ill just tell you the last step. You then now have to embed or take a screen shot. Then post it on your blog. I really liked doing this work because it helped me on learning the different areas in Auckland.When we leave it when take us 42mins from Panmure Bridge School to Kokako Lodge.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Tech @ tamaki college

Today at Tech in our food technology we made Quiche. Since this was quite easy considering we made little smaller version last week. I got to prepare our fillings and my partner that helped me was Mia. The fillings were bacon, cheese, onion and cream cheese it seemed simple but it was really good. It was a long process of steps but we finally made our quiche. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

E-ako math

Today my main focus for eako was Place Value.  I had fun learning my place values on eako maths. Eako maths is fun to use. I really enjoyed it.