Friday, 22 June 2018

Tech reflections - Cooking

Today at tech year 8's made chocolate muffins, using vanilla essence, milk, choco chips, 1 egg  and self rising flour.

The measurements:
1 1/2 cup of self rising flour
1/2 a cup of milk
1/4 tsp of vanilla essence
1 egg

silver big bowl
and an oven...

Oven temper:
180 for 15 minutes...

Friday, 15 June 2018

Tech Refection - Cooking

Today for cooking our group made quiche (an vegetable, egg, bacon and pastry pie). My partner was Kanye. We worked collaboratively to create this quiche. You will need an adult to help to dice the ham and take the tin out of the oven.

 4 eggs
1/2 cup of  milk
Diced ham (or you can dice the ham)
Mozzarella cheese
Oil spray none stick

Rolling pin
baking tin


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Kiwi Can Relfection

Today at kiwi can, the value we learn about was Accountability. Our kiwi can leaders talk and teach us about good values like:
Confidence, Attitude, Respect, Excellence and Innovation. The value 'Accountability' means taking responsibility for you own actions, owning up to your mistakes, speaking clearly, focusing on school work (staying on task not going on game sites), being self managed by posting work you need to post on your blog, being set up for success (being organized by keeping chrome book charged), being on time for tech, remembering to bring PE uniform. The challenges we faced were: 2 truths 1 lie (honesty), Copy me (leading by example), our school GKQ and green light. Our kiwi can leaders are Mrs Lily and Mr Matt.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Respect Badge - School Brochure

Today I have completed a CARE Award task. This task was to create a school brochure about belonging to P.B.S (Panmure Bridge School.

Divide Strategy - Maths

Today our maths focus was to use the division strategy to solve math jigsaws. I found this strategy confusing. But as I worked through it with my group I started understanding and knowing how to use it. If you use this strategy you might get into a twist! In my Digital Learning Object (DLO) I have written in how I solved the puzzle, the strategy using maths language and the word problem. 

My E-mail to Mrs Wells - A science teacher at Tamaki College

Yesterday, I e - mailed an expert in science who name is Mrs Wells. I asked her a few questions about the immune system. Her and her class are still finding out about the system. She is probably the first scientist I've ever had a conversation with! Above show the screenshots I've taken while e - mailing her yesterday and today.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Colloquialism and Slang - Definitions and examples

Today for reading our group (Waiheke) were focused on reading a book called 'The Fall'... The book talked about a young boy called Zac. His personality is very similar to mine. He is an impatient, risk taking, competitive, no brainier and doesn't think before he acts. After that we created a DLO telling and giving examples so that the reader isn't stuck on trying their best to understand what it means/defines. I worked with Nyjah, Fui, Joshua W and Joseph.

Monday, 11 June 2018

CARE Awards - Teaching Junior Student How To Blog About Their Learning

Today Mckenzy and I were working together to blog her DLO about her student led conference that took place on Thursday the 7th of June. I helped her use her past tense and powerful vocabulary. This helped improve Mckenzys confidence in blogging. She found this quite hard to do but as she carried on writing I felt like she knew everything about blogging! 

My Comment on Mckenzy's hard work - Great work Mckenzy! you are improving more and more each day in class! keep blogging and never give up on your goals...

Friday, 8 June 2018

Student Led Conferences

Yesterday we had a student led conferences. My mum came in with my young brother. I talked and introduced her to my class LS2. I showed her my displayed art work, reading posters and maths. My mum posted an encouraging comment on my blog.

I would like to thank my two teachers Mrs Kirkpatrick and Mrs Anderson for helping me and encouraging me to be brave when saying my script.

Kiwi Sport

Yesterday on Thursday group B went to kiwi sport rippa rugby. I learnt all about side stepping. Side stepping helps you improve your rugby skills. This skill helps you get away from your partner in a blink of an eye. We then practiced how to do a little twist so that you end up the same direction as running straight. When I had a go at it I almost fell! in my head I would say "why did I even think of doing this!".... My question is "how hilarious was it once you tried something new?".

Kiwi Can Reflection

Yesterday at Kiwi Can, group B were learning and focusing on the topic 'integrity' our theme was 'role models'. I learnt that a role model is someone who is trustworthy, caring, shows respect, makes the right choices, who we want to be in the future and who leads by example. I trust and respect my parents and grandparents because they were the people who've cared for me, raised me and taught me how to make positive decisions in life and shown me to try even though I come to hard life living decisions. Who do care about and is trustworthy, respectful and encouraging?

Tech Reflection - Tamaki College Cooking

Today for cooking we baked chocolate chip cupcakes. I worked by myself. The ingredients we used to bake this was self rising flour, chocolate chips, sugar, 1 large egg, coco powder and milk. The measurement for flour was 1 1/2 a cup, then 1/2 a cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of coco powder and 1/2 a cup of milk. We all waited maybe for 5 minutes for the cupcakes to be ready and rise. Our teacher is Mrs Tu'ipulotu... i put whipped cream on top of mine.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

CARE Awards - Our Head Girl

Today I have accomplished the activity I have chosen to do for my CARE Award booklet. In this activity I have written about our head girl Tiava. She's shown respect, excellence, a good attitude and innovation. 

CARE Awards


Today I have completed a CARE Award activity that includes quotes! But not any quote an inspirational quote! These quotes could boost you confidence in education. Remember don't be afraid to just give it a try. 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Adjectives, Adverbs and nouns

This week  for writing Joel and I created a character description using adjectives and nouns. We all worked together to highlight nouns, adjectives and adverbs (action words). My favorite adjective word is 'suspicious'. I learnt that a 'noun' is a name of something, somewhere and someone. An 'adverb' is an action word or doing word. Finally an adjective is a describing word. The adjective describes the noun.

An Example:
E.g 1: The girl ran to her mother - One with the noun only.
E.g 2: The girl ran quickly to her mother - This example has an adjective and a noun
E.g 3: The girl ran quickly looking suspicious to her mother - This example includes an adjective and noun...

5 times tables strategy

Today in math our focus was to use the five times tables to solve times table problems! I didn't know we could use this strategy to solve these times table puzzles out! I have found out that I can use this strategy for multiplication, addition, subtraction and many more! this strategy can be used for any maths puzzle. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Tech - At Tamaki College

Today at tech we rotated to different subjects. Our group went to cooking with Mrs Tu'ipulotu. She taught our group how to follow instructions and and to read the ingredients on the board. We all got into pairs and Mrs Tu'ipulotu numbered us from 1 - 8. I was paired up with Kanye. We used S.R flour (Self Rising Flour), three measuring cups, serving spoon, spat choler, oil, eggs, milk and a frying pan to fry the pancakes. First we filled 1 whole cup and 1/2 half a cup of flour and tipped it into the baking bowl/measuring bowl. Then we filled a whole measuring cup of milk and poured it in. Kanye sifted the ingredients together to form a thick mixture. After that we got our serving spoon out and scooped up one by one of the thick pancake mixture and put it on the frying pan the first one  turned into a burnt one. The others then turned into a golden brown looking pancake. I wanted to save some for my friends and mum. When we got back I ate something else rather than the pancakes.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Samoan Language Week (learning)

Two days ago on Samoan language week, our class paired up with LS1 pupils. We all created this DLO by asking our experts Angela and Junior (and Alex)... my DLO shows the maths symbol (like plus, takeaway, divided bides and times tables. This task was for Samoan language week.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Charlotte Anne - 1870s Clothing - New Zealand

Today for inquiry our class got into a group of 4. First we paired up then paired up again to get 4 pupils in a group. We all worked collaboratively to inform people about Charlotte Anne who  wore very odd clothing for a women/female in 1870. She denied the rules and followed what she  did. Charlotte was very hard working person because even it'd been a very bad weather she tried her best to get to work on time and did her work properly. Now in the modern days people made electronics and other things they'd created to make cars because people have struggled to get to school or work on time if they lived far  away or even when the weather was bad looking. Charlotte Anne these days is a pioneer, a pioneer is the first ever person to do something or create. As much as I would like to become a pioneer I can't because I can't think of anything anyone hasn't done, and people have already did everything I can think of. 

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

White Sunday

Today LS1 and LS2 (my class) were focused on Samoan Language week. We learnt about the language for example Hello, Talofa in pairs. After that the LS2 pupils paired up with the LS1 pupils we then paired up with another pair or 2 to create a group of four. We then in our groups had a little discussion of  what subject we were going to look at. Together our groups created a DLO informing you about the subject. 

Monday, 28 May 2018

Leap Of Faith

Leap Of Faith...

As the sun set, the two owls were getting organized for the night. They scanned the sky to make sure there were no predators out soaring for a tasty dinner, perhaps and hopefully not them. The two took off in the rhythm of the wind…

The two soared in the clear sky insearch of their prey. While gazing down at the muddy and gloomy ground for insects such as worms, snails, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets (not the sport but the bug), praying mantis and many other insects/bugs.

As the two owlets were relaxing they’d finally spotted a long, muddy worm. They looked at each other eye to eye like they’d both entered a staring competition and knew that only one of them would be able to eat it. Silently they agreed on a race, the winner would get to eat the worm. No-one moved as they continued to stare at each other, each one hoping they would get the chance to have it to themselves.

Both swooped down as fast as Flash. But No one caught the worm! How anxious and despondent the two were! The worm felt its heart was beating like a scotching race car. The worm turned into the luckiest of them all...
“That worm was very lucky!” one said.
“Wriggly worm must have been very frightened at how focused we were!” the other said with a smile. “How jubilant the worm must be now that we didn’t have it for dinner!”
“Well… at least we frightened the worm to death! MUAHAHAHA” one said.
“Yes but still there is no dinner for us!”

Finally the two whizzed off with their tremendous and well detailed wings to their tree branch for a little nap. One couldn’t wait for tomorrow night! “It’ll be a gigantic night tomorrow!” one yawned...

During writing our group focused on a story called Leap Of Faith. But instead we wrote our own versions  of  it. In   my piece of writing I  tried my best to use  very powerful vocabulary and the  FANBOYS conjunction. This story talks about two  nocturnal owls who are awake  at night in search of their prey.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Blog Commenting

These are the blog comments I have made to a boy called Kurt who attends Paparoaroa Ranges School and has fabulous work. Miki, Alex and I have commented on Kurt's blog to give him feedback and feed forward to help him with his vocab and small details.

My Waka Huia

Today our tech group focused on completing our drawings of the traditional waka huia and the contemporary waka huia. We learnt and researched things about the traditional and contemporary waka huia. Did you know that the waka huia is a traditional Maori treasure. I used cultural and Maori patterns/desgins to draw this waka huia.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Our Skeletal System

Today for inquiry our task was to get into a group of four or five... my group was Angela, Hajera, Chavda and Joel (including me)... In our groups we collaborated and worked hard to create two human figurines out of play doh to compare or make a comparison of having no tooth picks or bones and having bones. The first looked very flat and weak, the second looked very bulky and strong. Our groups tried to make the boneless figurine stand but couldn't... We then tried out the other figurine and it stood still. 

Why Animals And Humans Need Bones: 
Why? because we would end up in big blob... we wouldn't even be able or have the ability to move freely! this is  why us humans and animals really need bones... here is a more scientific word (I'd think that nurses and doctors use this word too!) and it is... the 
skeletal system... There is also a short photo animation of my group putting and making the figurine stand... and the bulky one sit on the white board...

My Groups Blogs:
AngelaChavda, Hajera and Joel (including me)...

- Viva

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

9 Times Tables - How I Solved The Problem...


Today in our maths groups we were focusing on our nine time tables. This learning is showing my way of thinking to solve the 9 times tables... above I have inserted a short video to show you how I solved it and how my thinking solved the problem... Please click the video to see what I did. You could also read the piece of math writing...

Friday, 18 May 2018

Tamaki College - Tech Reflection

Today while we were at tech my group created a google document (doc) to answer the questions about the Waka Huia... This is a traditional treasuring and family legends box. We made a comparison of the traditional and contemporary waka huia... The differences of these were that the traditional had more carvings/detail,  huia feathers and pendant... The other (contemporary) had less detail, was modern looking/simple and paint only... When we finished part one we then moved on to part two which was to sketch a waka huia on a piece of white A4 paper... 

Tongan And English Body Names...

Today I have been working and trying to translate English words of body parts into Tongan names for our body part  

Thursday, 17 May 2018

What Is A Metaphor?

Today our task was to create a DLO explaining what a metaphor. I also used examples (E.g) to help you understand what I am talking about. What is a metaphor? is the main question. I have 2 definitions of what a metaphor is so you could and can understand.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Poetry - Two day wonder

This is called juxtaposition.  Look this word up in the dictionary and copy the definition here.
Two opposites side by side for effect….

Write your own version.
Using: Waking up in the morning. Coming to school in summer / winter.

Day 1 Summer:
Waking up early in the morning getting ready for school and listening to the birds singing jubilantly in the trees.
Outside I look. I see vibrant colors, clear skies and people driving with the laughter and delight.  Faces were sticking
out from the window of the cars with joy and excitement like Santa Claus had been seen. Letting my imagination
run wild like a horse in world war 1 running for its life. The joy I felt oh goody old me. I felt like I was obsessed
with summer mornings. Seeing people lounge and relax under the pine trees, to enjoy their delicious sandwiches
and kids eating their divine apple pies…

Day 2 Winter:

Waking up early in the cold and gloomy morning grumpily changing into my school uniform and glaring at the
clock to see every second, minute and hour I have spent changing… and as I get into the car people beeping
and stressed out at the end of our house driveway… getting stalked by the rain all the way to school. And
feeling despondent and uninterested in the world. When we got to school I spot people walking depressed
and low spirited in to their classrooms...

Friday, 11 May 2018


Do you know what 'homonyms' are? take a quick read of my examples I have written down for you to give you a little hint of what I mean... Homonyms are words such as trip, jumper, jam and band... if there are other homonyms you can think of please comment down below what they are...

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Kiwi Can

Today at Kiwi Can our theme was integrity and our topic was doing the right thing when no one is looking. The games we'd played was doing the opposite of what our teachers or leaders of kiwi can were doing. We had great fun learning about how to make good choices or doing the right thing when no one is looking...


Today our focus for inquiry was to learn what our seven (7) life processes are. They are Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth Reproduction, Excretion and Nutrition. In order to survive or keep alive you MUST have these seven (7) life processes. Before we did this we talked about the things that could be and aren't alive... like plants, cars, chairs other thing you think could be and can't/aren't alive.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Bulford Kiwi

This is the Bulford kiwi. This kiwi is made up of white chalk and was made or created by a number of soldiers. A soldier called Harry was one of the soldiers who made the Buford kiwi. This kiwi was made in 1919 in England, above the military town of Buford on Salisbury. 


Today our task for reading was to create a DLO about a book called Harry's War. This book is about a man called Harry who during the war is back a the farm looking after the animals. A man comes to the farm and tells him that he is expected at war. He takes a long journey to the Feather - son War Camp to train so he could have the ability to survive in the war. They travel to England using a sailing boat. When the troop or soldiers get there the war is over because the other troop or soldiers that they were fighting didn't make it there. So that men't that they'd won but didn't do anything to win. Fruistraighted the soldiers were the captain of the troop kept them busy by getting them to build the Bulford kiwi. This kiwi can be found in England, on Beacon Hill, above the military town of Buford on Salisbury. 

Friday, 4 May 2018

My Math Strategy

Today we were focusing on using different strategies to solve a maths problem.

The Unfinished Drink

This poem is about a soldier who lost his life while fighting in the war and talks about how he didn't return home to his family. His name was La tour mollet or even Ted he was 35 years old when he had fallen or lost his life. Up above there is a photo of him, the train the army set off on and the bottle of beer he didn't get to finish. The reason why he didn't get to finish his drink was because he went to war at 7:00 am in the morning. The name of his drink was ballens ale. Until then not that many soldier returned to see their families. He was one of the soldiers that didn't return. That men't he didn't return to finish of his drink. Now his drink still remains unfinished. The drink represent him and give a lot of memories. At the end of the story I felt sad and happy at the same time. The bright side was that the bottle beer still remains these days. And the down side is that he lost his life fighting in the war.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Memorial - Lothian, Australian Book

Yesterday in reading, we were focusing on a book called 'Memorial' illustrated by Gary Crew and written by Shawn Tan... I chose the family tree because it shows who the characters are and how they'er related. The person I worked with collaboratively was Joel. The characters in this book are Great Granddad, Great Grand Mother, Grand Dad, Grand Mother, Mum, Dad and the Son - Narrator... We found the information in the book by reading the book and listing the main points of the book.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

What I My Personal Passion?

Today I have completed a CARE award in Excellence and Innovation (innovative). I talked about what my personal passion is. There are three things I am very good at. 

World War One - Summary

Yesterday in our reading groups we learned about the mascots of world war one. The animals that we used in world war one was the donkey, horses, cats, dogs, camels and pigeons. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

First World War One Mascots

Today in our reading groups we were talking about the first world war one mascots and what they are. We all co'operated very well by talking, sharing and getting our work done. 

World War 1 Mascots

Today in reading we my group was reading about the world war 1 mascots and the reason for why the soldiers needed mascots. We also talked about the animals that could be pet by now. The first animal I could think of is a donkey and why it was needed in the world war 1. 

Measuring Angles

Today in maths we were learning about the different angles. The 6 angles are called obtuse, reflex, straight, right, acute and full turn. We label our angle rays/arms A, B and C. The lesson I learnt about angles is that we measure the angles using a protractor. Every number on the outside is the number you use to measure the angle. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018


Today each group presented their reading kahoots. The kahoots were about the Signing Of The Treaty and The Hui (the meeting)... There were a lot of people trying their best to remember and think back to when we read the story and find the answers. The question most of our reading group got wrong was when the treaty happened. Ofa's group had a lot of hard questions but I managed to get 4 right!... I won a silver medal (3rd place medals)...

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Duffy Books

Yesterday at assembly we were kindly given Duffy books. My 2 books are Tom Gates (Family, Friends, Furry creatures and my school project) and Geronimo Stilton (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz)... 

Seeing It From Both Sides

My group (Nyjah, Fui, Shakaia, Hajera and I) have completed our reading task that was set for us to do. The book we were summarizing and talking about was Te Tohu - The Signing Of The Treaty... The google drawing we made/created talks about the benefits and the Negatives... 

Stephen Hawking

Last week our class was focused on finding interesting facts and about Stephen Hawking...  Stephen Hawking is known for publishing books, making an guest appearance in the big bang theory and for being a physicist... Do you know what a physicist is? click the slide above to find out...

Monday, 26 March 2018

2 Words 1 minute - Winter Olympics


This year the winter Olympics was held in Pyeongchang which is in south Korea.
This happened in February the 9th to February the 25th. There were teams
contributing in this event from other countries. They were showing respect,
excellence and good sportsmanship. There were lot of teams wearing equipment for many
different types of winter sports. Most of the sport were on ice and snow. I saw that there
was lot of practice put into the sport. The countries taking part in this event were
Canada, China, Africa, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Russia including New Zealand and
other countries coming to compete. The theme was passion connected. There were
winners and there were athletes losing. Each team tried hard and put in lots of effort.
There was lots cheering and enthusiasm from the audience. The sports that was played was
ice hockey, figure skating, the luge, skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding and the skeleton.
My favorite sports that  was played were figure skating and ice hockey. My least favorite sport
(because it is dangerous looking) was the luge…

179 words written down...

Today we used the ‘2 words 1 minute’ challenge to write a description about the Winter Olympics. After talking in pairs about the things we knew about the winter Olympics we created a list of words (vocabulary) that would help us write our description. We chose the words ‘equipment’ and ‘respect’ to help us think about what we were going to write.

We talked about ideas with a partner, then we had 1 minute to put those ideas into sentences.
We had to try our best to use all the words on our vocab list. After the minute was up we had 2 minutes
to reread what we had written and make changes if anything didn’t make sense or if we had words
and punctuation in the wrong place. When we finished checking we had 2 more minutes to carry
on writing our descriptions.

The highlighted words are the words I used from my word list. I did well in making sure my sentences made sense. I need to remember to focus on using the words on the list that describes the Pyeong Chang Olympics.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Let Me Tell You Something About The Winter Olympics...

Let me tell you about the winter Olympics that was held in south Korea - Pyongchang. This event started on the 9th of February and ended on the 25th. There were 92 countries competing to win the gold, silver and bronze medals.
The sports that was played was Figure skating, Ice hockey, the Biathlon, the luge, snowboarding, Skiing, freestyle skiing, curling, Alpine skiing, short track speed skating and ski jumping.

What we did to write about the winter Olympics was Joel and I were given 5 minutes to talk about the words that we thought that we should add in to describe what sport was played and when this event happened. Joel and I looked carefully at it to see if the piece of writing made sense to both of us.