Tuesday, May 31, 2011


In our class my group has been learning about Louis Braille. He is a Frenchman and he was blinded in a accident when he was three. He invented a alphabet that will help the blind people read. It's called Braille. If you can figure out what this says post a comment.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Experienceing the 20 hour famine

As some of you know, the 20 hour famine is on again. Out in the open there are children and adults that are sick and dying from the rubbish that they are eating. This year i have joined team BLUE! yeah! These children need proper food and healthy water. So that's why we have raised money to give it to these children. If you are still wondering why we still do this watch this movie below:
40 Hour Famine • World Vision

If you have just watched that movie, on Friday the 27th t0 the 29th we have a sleepover to experience the famine. If you want to know more about the 40 or 20 hour famine check this website out. Go hard out for thr hungry guys!

40 Hour Famine • World Vision

40 Hour Famine • World Vision

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


In room 22 we are learning about geometry for maths. For all the people who don’t know what geometry is, it is the study of size, shape and position of a two dimensional shape and a three dimensional figure.

We have been learning how to use compasses. Compasses help us make nice round circles. We also have been learning about how to draw two dimensional shapes in our books. Some of us have good spatial awareness that’s why they are so good.

I have really liked geometry. It has times where we have to focus and then we can play. I hope we do plenty more

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Taonga time

This year every Friday for an hour and a half the year 7 and 8 students have Taonga time with different teachers in different classes. Taonga means treasure in maori. Why do we do this you may ask? We do this to learn about the different passions of our teachers. For Instance the passion for my teacher is kapa haka.

We have a number of groups that we have for Taonga time they are, kapa haka, sport, music, science, and team building. The group that I am in at the moment is kapa haka. We learn new songs and new actions. We are performing for a powhiri in a couple of weeks.

I feel very pleased to be in kapa haka. We hope we do well at the powhiri and impress the teachers. I really liked kapa haka in the last session!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Netball session One

Yeah! Ms T said that we had netball skills on Thursday in the afternoon. Once we got to the courts, our instructor Emma was already waiting for us. She was holding two bags full of balls. Wow what a strong lady!

When Emma said to the class, “who knows what dynamic stretches are” some of us did not know what it was. I just stood there looking confused! I started getting to know what dynamic stretches were when she explained it. Some of the dynamic stretches were the butt flick, high knees and the grape vine. Some of the people were not doing it properly. Some of the drills we learnt were, chest passing, overhead throw and bounce passing. I was trying to make it easy for my partner to chest pass. But otherwise she was very good!

After a long time of drills and stretches we played a game of corner ball. I was so pleased with Raven because he kept on intercepting to get the ball to win for his group. There were two groups: no bibs and bibs. I was in the bibs group. This was my first time actually playing a real netball game. At the end no bibs ended up winning. I was so gutted!

I still can’t wait till the next session. I felt very proud of myself when I played corner ball. I hope we play another game next session and my group wins.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Values DLO Term One

Last term, our class had a project about the values. The value I did was service. Amazingly I got a 16/16 on my project, and guess what? I only did it in a week.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Creative name

In room 22, we have been learning about creativity. What is creativity? Well, I think Creativity is when you invent something new but it is different from something else. Creativity involves two processes thinking and then producing. One of our tasks we did was try make our names creative.
The resources I used were 5 people, coloured paper, net books and a image online.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Term One Reflection

One of the things I was pleased with last term was my reading results. In my report I received excellent for my work habits, behavior and academic progress. I was really proud of my self and so was my dad!

In my report it says that I need to improve in my writing. I really struggle when it comes to writing. My dad was very disappointed when he saw that I am writing below expectation and so was I.

Well, I did very well. I actually got student of the term. My dad was very pleased with my report and guess what? My dad is taking my sister and I to MacDonald’s today. Some of my highlights last term were tech because I finished something for my dad. Another highlight was finishing my DLO. I stayed focused and finished my work on time. That’s why I got a high mark 16/16. This term I hope I do better with my class mates and my beautiful teacher.

These are my DLO results: