Monday, 14 December 2015

Tamaki College Science Prizegiving

For the past four weeks, we have been taking science sessions at Tamaki College. We have been creating our own moon rover based design with only cardboard, glue, straws, and skewer sticks. The rover was only allowed to be powered by rubber bands. We had been split into two classes since there were so many of us, and at the end we all came together and had a competition to see who's rover would go the furthest. 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Inspiration Quotes

This is a movie that me and my classmate collaborated on together. We made a movie that focuses on inspirational quotes that've motivated and inspired us to do something. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Blog Commenting


These are screenshots of four comments that I've published on four blogs. One blog was my classroom blog : Digital Footsteps, another was Linda (A Panmure Bridge  Student) : Linda's Blog, another was Willy's blog ( A Tamaki Primary student) : Willy's Blog and the last comment was to Latham (A Pamure Bridge Student, in the same classroom as myself) : Latham's blog.

Room 5 has been commented on people's blog, experimenting with the new Manaiakalani way of being cyber smart while commenting. This is what the poster looks like:

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Why maths is important

This is a video that some of my classmates and I collaborated on. We made this video about why Maths is important. We went for a relaxed and funny comedy video, since more students went for a serious approach. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Choosing a new flag

All the pupils in Panmure Bridge School voted for which ever flag they liked best, in the options above. We had 4 minutes to read each flag's meaning behind it independently, 3 minutes to get with a partner and talk about your reasons for why you like the flag you're going to chose, 2 minutes to find a new buddy and talk with them about it, and then 1 minute to find a group of 4 to discuss your own perspectives on each flag. We did this because we work better together. 3 of the people in our group chose the last flag in the picture, for reasons such as: I made personal connections to it, It represents multiple cultures and also because it is instantly recognized as New Zealand's. 2 of the people in our group chose the first flag for reasons such as:  I liked the design and because it's easily recognized as ours due to the Silver Fern. Although they are very alike, we still had reasons for choosing the other flag. The 3 of who chose the red flag, liked it because it represented blood, yet some of us chose the black flag because it represents our history and the night.

The flags we chose are above. The first flag is the flag that 2 of the people in our group voted for and the last flag is the one that 3 of the people in our group voted for. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

T1 Letter: T4 Reply

Dear Term 4 Fine,    

You should’ve had a great year and hopefully prizegiving has passed. If yes, then hopefully you received the Dux award for 2015. I know it will have been a lot of work, but it definitely will be worth it. By achieving this, you should’ve paid attention in class, challenged yourself with subjects you are not confident in and studied hard in order for you to do well in your assessments. Are you happy with the outcome of your assessments? Did you focus? Did you overwork yourself? If you did not receive the Dux award, I hope that you put in the same amount of effort into your studies as the student who received Dux. Hopefully you had a great last year at Panmure Bridge School!

Term 1 Fine

Learning Intention:
To reflect on personal goals set in Term 1

Dear Term 1 Fine,

Was that a year or what? Prize giving hasn't passed but I've tried to stick to your morals throughout this year. Hopefully I get DUX at prize giving but if not, I’d still be really happy for the student who receives it. It would be awesome to see my mums reaction. I really wish I had taken more time to study before assessments because my results didn't really turn out the way I want to! Although, I'm still really happy with the outcome. I can’t wait to open the next chapter of my life, making new friends and taking old friends with me. I really can’t wait until prize giving night!


Term 4 Fine

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

CARE Awards: Respect

I researched about the very well known song ‘Respect”by Aretha Franklin as a CARE Award about Respect. I found out that the song was originally by artist, Otis Redding. Aretha Franklin's song won two grammys as it was said to be one of the best R&B songs of the era. Franklin’s song focuses on female empowerment and is about a strong confident woman, wanting respect from her partner.
The Lyrics to the song can be found at this link: RESPECT LYRICS

And the song can be found at this link: RESPECT SONG

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Working with my Critical Friend

Today, Room 5 and Room 6 students collaborated together, to alter and edit copied documents of their writing samples from Term 4. I worked with Tamin on this, and first we worked on my document. We used the rubric to help us see what stage our text was at, and the next steps in order to move our writing to the next level. Our critical friends help us by seeing the mistakes in our writing that we don't see ourselves. I'm really grateful for participating in this because I've seen alot of the mistakes that I've kept making in my writing.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Science at Tamaki College

Today the year 7 and 8 syndicate stayed at Tamaki College after technology in the morning. We were introduced to 'Mission: Moon Rover'. The year 7 and 8's split into the two classrooms while in groups of 4. The aim of our mission for the next 4 weeks, is to build and make a moon rover made form materials in a mystery box given at the time, that will scramble at least 3 metres long. The next session will be on Friday afternoon.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Jaffa Rolling Challenge: DLO

This prezi includes the purpose of the Jaffa experiment, the steps we followed, our prediction of what would've happened in the experiment, what happened, the reasons we think this happened, and the alterations we would make next time.