Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Mission (Introductions)

WALT : Make sure that I am being Cybersmart
What is he doing? It felt weird, I thought we were going to do literacy but unexpectedly something else happened. Read to find out!

Today it felt weird it looked like my teacher (Mr Goodwin) got possessed into someone we have not seen before. “Way to much coffee again” I thought. He acted like a general, a cool general. Has your teacher ever gone crazy before?

Task Description: About a week ago we went on a mission. Our teacher Mr Goodwin told us after the experience to write a story but we all just learned how to do introductions. I have written 2 introductions.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

A Polluted Future: How can we save it?

WALT: Use what we already know to make meaning within a story.

Task Description: Today for this task we have been talking about pollution. In this presentation we had to edit a picture to make it look really disgusting. Also we had to write a letter to a friend telling how we feel living at the polluted place.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

What's the time?

WALT: Build a stronger knowlege base around time.

Task Description:
For this maths task we have been learning about time. We have been writing the digital and written form of time together. We were given in this presentation a time on a clock. We had to figure out the time then write it in digital and as said in written form.

Monday, 5 February 2018

A day in the life of me!

 WALT:  Buid a stronger knowledge based around time.

Task Description:
For this task we learned to tell the time. We wrote anolog, digital, and also the written forms of time. We also got to attempt the bronze, silver, and gold problemsl. I got up to the silver medal problem.

2018: The New Year!

WALT: Make sure im being cybersmart.

Task Description
For this task we had to make a copy of the presentation above. We filled out some slides, some that said how we feel about 2018 and some other different things. We used different online tools to do so.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey Week 1 Day 4

Day 4: Hitting a High Note…

Activity 1: The Waiata - A Song in Your Heart
In the past, Māori would often use song as a way of sharing information or communicating emotions.  A waiata is the name given to a traditional Māori song. One of my all-time favourite waiata is Kia Paimarie. What about you?

My favorite song is called Rua Kenana. I like it because the lyrics to the song tell a story. I listened to the song and decided to write some lyrics. Credits to Tehaeata Rawiri.
Say we go to the pa to get the kumara,
It tastes so good to me,
I get the shovel and the spade,          Video    
And dig up every day,
It tastes so good to me,
We got to dig up, dig up, dig up, the kumara,
We got to dig up, dig up, dig up, the kumara,

Rua kenana, Tuhoe prophet from the Urewera,
Oh Rua, Rua kenana,
Told his people not to go to war,
Let the white man fight, the white man's war,
Oh rua, rua kenana,
He lived on the maunga Wainui,
Children of the East is what we call Nui, Nui Omata,
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah, shooby doobity doo wop wop oh woah  
Rua left his mark on this world, yeah,
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah, shooby doobity doo wop wop oh woah
Rua left his mark on this world, yeah.  

Use Google to research traditional Māori Waiata. Listen to a number of Waiata and read the lyrics. On your blog tell us which one of the waiata you found you like the most. Why do you like it?

Activity 2: Playing Games R20A-2.jpg
Hundreds of years ago, young Māori children were taught to play a number of games, including Poi Rakau, Ki O Rahi, Koruru Taonga and Poi Toa. Read about each of these four games on the Rangatahi tu Rangatira website. Have you played any of them before? Isn’t it cool how the games have been passed down for generations?

Choose one game, and on your blog, tell us the (i) name of the game, (ii) the goal or purpose of the game, and (iii) two rules.

You could try playing some of the games with a friend.

I have chosen a game called Poi Rakau. The purpose of the game is to keep throwing the rakau to a person to your left, the person that has to throw the rakau is the person that is standing in the middle of the circle that you make. a player can put in moves and make noises to make it difficult.

Rule 1: You must not drop the rakau and must make a okay pass, but if you do not you are out.
Rule 2: If a player throws the rakau with there right hand then the person that is standing in the middle must catch it with there left hand or as the purpose is out.

Bonus Activity: Musical Festivals – Matatini

In New Zealand, a huge festival is held every two years, called Te Matatini. This performing arts festival celebrates the tikanga (culture or customs) of Māori. Kapa Haka groups from around New Zealand are invited to attend the festival and each group gives a 25-minute performance. The performances are judged and the best teams win prizes.

The gold medal winning team from this year (2017) was Te Kapa Haka o Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti.

Watch these three clips from previous Te Matatini festivals.

Te Iti Kahurangi

Te Puku o Te Ika

On your blog, rank the performances from your favourite (#1) to least favourite (#3) and tell us why you gave them the ranking that you did.

#1 Te Puku o Te Ika
I liked this song because it was calm and soothing.

#2 Te Iti Kahurangi
I really liked how they sang loud and I also loved how they knew how to harmonise together.

#3 Te Puku o Te ika
They sang loud and proud together which made it very touching.


Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Christmas Day!

So yesterday was Christmas and I said in my last post that I was going to the beach! It was fun and cool but when we came back home we all turned around and saw that we had sun burnt! Now before that happened we went swimming ate, drank and also played games! Check out some of these photos!