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!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Eve!

Well I unfortunatly have no photos for Christmas Eve (besides a photo of me at the bottom) but it is one day till christmas! Just for you to know im going to the beach at 6:00 in the morning! It is going to be really early when we wake up so I will have a really early sleep!  I wish you viewers a happy and safe christmas because its a day to be close with family and friends! See you all soon!

Friday, 22 December 2017

The beginning of shopping!

Today we went shopping for presents! We wrapped them and had lots of laughs too, it took awhile for us to wrap them but we got through it. It was real fun. Here are some photos that I took.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Week 1 Day 3

Day 3: It’s All in the Family

Activity 1: The More, the Merrier? victorian family.jpg
In the 1800s, most families were pretty big. In fact, many parents had an average of seven to nine children.  Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine siblings.

On your blog, please tell us how you would feel. Would you enjoy being a member of such a large family? Why or why not?

I would love to have a big family because I dont have that much siblings that live with me. Plus if I were to be a only child I would have no brother or sister to play with.
Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestry
All of us are members of a family. Some of us have large families and some of us have very small families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my family and my ancestry I sometimes choose to use a pepeha. It is a very special way of identifying who I am and where I come from. There are many different versions of pepeha but most provide people with information about who you are and where you come from (i.e. your whakapapa). Use the template provided below to prepare your own unique pepeha. If you need help please watch this short movie clip on preparing a pepeha.

Well i'm not going to do the same pepeha that Rachel did due to me not being Maori, So instead I did a pepeha that I normaly do at school.

E te mauri mai tāwhiti
E te whare, te papa, te kainga noho, tēnā koutou
Ki ngā anahera, kua rere hei taki, hei tuara mo te hunga ora, haere
Ki a tātou, he mihi nui
Ko Maungarei te maunga
Ko Te Wai o Taiki te awa
Ko Ukutoia te papa
Tēnā koutou
Ko George tōku pāpā, nō Rakahanga ia
Ko Charlene tōku māmā, nō Rarotonga ia
Ko Chance tōku ingoa
Ko Point England tōku kainga noho
Tekau ōku tau

E ngā tauira, kaiako, he mihi nui, he mihi aroha Anei he kōrero a te kura, “Whaiā kia eke”

Nōreira tēnā koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa

When you have completed your pepeha, post it on your blog. You could even post a video of you reading out your pepeha.

Bonus Activity: Fun Family Facts

Everyone’s family is unique. What makes your family special? Choose three people close to you and ask them what their two favourite things to do in summer are.

1: My cousin Riley likes to stay home, watch videos & play outside!
Fact 1: Rileys favorite colour is purple
Fact 2: Rileys favorite song is perfect man

2: My Mum likes to swim when its hot & eat heaps of food!
Fact 1: My Mum's favorite colour is purple!
Fact 2: She likes to eat anything

3: My Dad likes to play sports and sleep alot!
Fact 1: My Dad's favorite sports are Touch and Rugby
Fact 2: My Dad's favorite colour is Blue

On your blog, write two fun facts about each person. For example, my Nana plays the bagpipes!


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Week 1 Day 2

Day 2: It’s All in a Day’s Work

Activity 1: A House or a Home?

In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked, pataka where they stored goods and wharepuni where the Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at the picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?

On your blog, compare the wharepuni to your own home. What are two similarities and two differences between a wharepuni and your house?

Similarities: Both my house and the wharepuni have shelter. In the wharpuni you can do family meetings, its just like home! At my house we sometimes do family meetings when we have events coming up or when we need to sort out something.

Differences: In the wharepuni you cant make a mess inside, but throughout my house we do birthday partys and many other things to mess up our house.

Activity 2: The Rules of Engagement
During the early years in New Zealand, men and women would often marry at a young age. Women were expected to have babies and remain in the home caring for their children. Few, if any, left home in search of work. Men, on the other hand, were expected to work outside of the home.

These days, we don’t have the same strict expectations about work. Girls and boys can choose their own path in life. In fact, I was lucky enough to go to university and to follow my dream of becoming a teacher!

What is your dream job? Draw a picture of yourself doing your dream job and post it on your blog. You could be a doctor, an actor or even a zookeeper! I have drawn myself taking a picture of a beautiful castle in Poland because I would love to become a travel blogger and photographer one day.

Here is the link to my Dream Job

Bonus Activity: Special Meals

Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a simple diet. They ate foods that they could catch in the water (eg. fish) or grow on the land (eg. kumara). They did not have access to a supermarket to buy food for their meals! Speaking of meals, what is your favourite meal? Mine is wood-fired pizza. Yum!

On your blog, post a picture of your favourite meal. Be sure to tell us what it is and why it is your favourite. You could also include the recipe if you have it so that we can all try it!

My favorite food is Jajangmyeon! Its noodles mixed with korean black paste. I love Jajangmyeon because its so yummy! Unfortunatly I have no recipe on how to make it.


Monday, 18 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Week 1 Day 1

Day 1: Arriving in New Zealand…

Activity 1: The First Settlers

It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago. Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’  Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.

Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui. On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man. What other stories have you heard about Maui?

Fact 1: Maui was the youngest out of his four older brothers named Maui-taha, Maui-roto, Maui-pae and Maui-waho. 

Fact 2:  Maui is Aoetearoa's (New Zealand) greatest warrior. He never gave up even when times were hard.

Fact 3:  Maui protects his people and looks after them just like he protects himself with the danger ahead of him.

I have storys about Maui like how he pulled down the sun, pulled up and discovered islands and many more storys im sure you have heard of.

Activity 2: Setting Sail

The first settlers to come to New Zealand must have been really brave! They had to leave their original homes and sail thousands of miles across the ocean on a special boat called a ‘waka’ to reach New Zealand.

Imagine that you were on board one of the wakas. On your blog, write a short letter to a friend telling them about your voyage to New Zealand. In the letter be sure to tell them how you feel about moving to a new country. If it was me, I would have felt really nervous…

Bonus Activity: Waka Ama
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.

Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?


I dont want to be in the waka ama race, due to me having no experience in rowing. Plus I might get scared that I will fall into the water and float away from the waka!

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hanging out with my family!

Today was so cool. I got to spend the day with my family! We went swimming in the pool, jumped on the trampoline and took heaps of funny photos check it out.


Friday, 15 December 2017

Last Day!!!

Throw away your uniform!! Celebrate!! Its the last day of school people!!! Well as you can tell its of course the last day of school. Yah! Well I will be missing school anyways but there are many things to do while its the summer break. Like catching up with your friends, Doing activities outside, and many more! Anyways make sure to have a lovely year! Oh also I will be doing the summer learning journey so stay tuned!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Times Tables Song

Chance & Rosie & Levonah & Marika    
Verse 1: Up in my school don’t know what to do.
Gotta learn my times tables. I have it in my
head I’m
just not thinking right.

IF you like learning at school here’s a song
cause x2. 8 times 1 is 8 now answer the next
question. 8 x 2 is 16 you know that that is right.

Song: Single Ladies

This is our plan for our times tables song.

Cybersmart Song

Smart and legal: use of image; use of
music (what does school do so we can
use music).


Images: Things we use everyday.
We need them for our work.

This is our plan for our Cybersmart song.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Ambassador Application

Task Description: Hey guys! So today I made a video for my ambassador application. I worked very hard to make it my best so remember to always comment! I put a little bit about myself and what I like to do. Hope you enjoy!

OMG Tech Hour Of Code

Today we were lucky enough to have some awesome people come in to teach us about Hour Of Code. Hour Of Code is all about you coding for one hour either making games for other people to play or just coding. I made my own Google icon. It was so fun to do. If you would like to play Hour Of Code click this link