Matariki reflection

On Thursday Glen Taylor had a matariki festival we performed in front of parents, Glenbrae, Pt England and Glendowie primary school. First the Kapa Haka group went and then from there the rest of the schools went and the kids from our school. I really enjoyed the performances and the maori songs that they presented.

After everybody finished performing we then went back to our classes and had workshops. The experience with everybody coming in and having a look at our workshop was so cool because we got to share all our hard work with them. I would definitely love to do this again because it was such a fun and great experience to have.

Types of angles

For maths this week my group [ level 4 ] is learning about types of angles. For our learning today my maths teacher Mrs Fonua front loaded us about the different types of angles. And how many degrees the different angles were. I really enjoyed learning about angles because it was very interesting learning how many different ones there are.

Metric Conversion [Maths]

For maths today we were learning about KM, Meters and CM. The teacher first showed us and taught us a little bit about it then we got assigned to do a worksheet. Which was a sheet that had Meters, CM and KM on it. We then filled it out and the teacher marked it. When the teacher finished marking we then glued it into our book. I found this task very easy and intresting.

Metaphor [Figurative language]

This week for writing we are learning about figurative language. For our first word that we were learning about was Metaphor. This task or activity was very easy and fun because there were riddles and sentences that we had to create ourselves.  I also learnt that Metaphor is a comparison of two unlike things that says one thing is another.


Maths Finding the perimeter of our shape

For maths today we were looking at calculating the perimeter of a shape. Mr Raj instructed that we play with the measuring tools available and then with a buddy, draw a random shape, calculate the perimeter and convert it into mm’s. Me and my partner chose to use a ruler. We then drew a shape which looked like a lolly. After we drew the shape we used a piece of string to go around the whole shape. Once we finished using the piece of string to measure the shape we then used the tool that we picked which was the ruler. And measured the string along the ruler to see how much centimetres it was. We got 86 centimetres for our perimeter.

Team Tui assembly

This week it was Team Tui’s assembly  we had to show case art, writing, pepehas ETC. It was very nice to see and hear the stories and finished pieces of students work. At one point some of the girls in the seniors and Glendowie college came and performed a beautiful dance including me. The performance was easy and we had to move our hips a lot. I was nervous at first but then when I started dancing I wasn’t anymore.

Cybersmart challenge week 3

For this week’s Cybersmart task we had to pair up and create a fictional story and play a game of tic tac toe. It was  very quick and easy to complete I lost all of the games of tic tac toe some of them was a tie but it was very fun. My partners name was Mokoia. I enjoyed pairing up with her and it was very interesting to see the different ways to play.

Cybersmart challenge WK2

The Cybersmart challenge week 2 was called how do other countries celebrate new years. Some countries that were provided or given with the slides were Denmark, South Africa, Japan, South Korea ETC. And it was very interesting to learn about what other countries do to celebrate the new year. I think my favourite country that I was really captivated by was probably South Korea. Because it was very interesting how they return to their parents home town and then perform an ancestral dance to give them good luck for the new year ahead.