Monday, 31 July 2017

Ordering Fractions - Quiz

In this game, I was ordering fractions. After the quiz, we were given a percentage. I got 100 percent, I liked this quiz because it revised my knowledge on how to order fractions. This quiz was entertaining since I was able to watch videos and learn, if my answers were incorrect. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Photography - Excellence and Innovation Care Award

One hobby of mine is photography. This hobby helps me see the world completely different. I like photography because it helps me think about certain things like the setting, the subject etc. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive?

Maori storytellers believe these stories have been forgotten and lost in dust, they are trying to keep their culture, beliefs and language alive for tomorrow.

Today, Brooklyn and I worked collaboratively making a 25 word summary based on the question: Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive? We watched YouTube videos and looked for the main message in the videos. Then we made our 25 word summary, it was difficult because we couldn't add everything inside the summary. To get around this problem, we had a few learning conversations which helped us agree and disagree.  

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

How Maui Slowed Down The Sun - Myths and Legends

This week, LS2 were focusing on myths and legends. In this activity, Brooklyn and I made a storyboardthat based on a scene from the myth 'How Maui slowed down the Sun'. We completed this activity to learn how to use dialogue to show not tell what is happening in this scene. It was challenging because we couldn't find the background which could suit the scene. To cope with this difficulty, I changed the background colour to make it look dark as if it were night. It was fun exploring this website because I don't 

Ordering Fractions - Math's Warmup

For our math's warmup we played a game based on ordering fractions. This game was great for revising my knowledge about ordering fractions. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Red Crowned Karariki - Winter Learning Journey Day 3

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The Red Crowned Karariki is a native bird to New Zealand. This bird is an omnivore. Their main diet consists of eating seeds, flowers, fruit as well as invertebrates. They are spread across the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Their forehead is red, while their body is a beautiful shade of green. The edge of the wings is identified as cyan or a very dark blue.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Favorite Outdoor Activities - Winter Learning Journey Day 2

For this activity, I interviewed my little sister about her favorite outdoors activities. 

What do you like to do outdoors, Akifa? 

1. Play on my scooter.
2. Play soccer.
3. Run in our backyard.
4. Water fights.
5. At the beach, I like to make big sandcastles. 

Laura Dekker Interview - Winter Learning Journey Day 2

Laura Dekker is a German girl who sailed around the whole world by herself at 14 years old. I had to imagine that I was interviewing Laura Dekker. These are my questions:

1. What was your favorite country you sailed to?
2. How does it feel to be inspiring young people with your story?
3. Why did you want to sail across the whole world at such a young age?
4. When did your passion of sailing start?
5. What message would you like spread across to people you have inspired?

Exploring New Zealand - Winter Learning Journey Day 2

In this activity, I explored Tane Mahuta, Karekare Beach and Rangitoto Island. 

I enjoyed going to Rangitoto Island the most because the scenery was absolutely beautiful. The mountains were majestic. I loved the ocean, it looked like it was painted. 

Flag Design - Winter Learning Journey Day 1 - Bonus

For this activity I had to make my own flag design for New Zealand. I added blue to symbolize water, since New Zealand is an island. And I added black and white to symbolize the All Blacks and Silver Ferns uniform.

Learn About New Zealand - Winter Learning Journey Day 1

Five facts about New Zealand: 

  • Maui is a Maori Demi-God who fished up New Zealand with his magical fishhook. 
  • Did you know that NZ's oldest rocks are over 500 million years old?
  • The New Zealand native bird is a kiwi, but it doesn't actually fly. 
  • Kupe found New Zealand by using the stars and the ocean as his guide to find an island. 
  • Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand which simply means 'Land of the long white cloud'.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Term 2 Reflection

Term 2 has been a fun term with lots of learning as well as experiencing new things. In maths, I have revised my knowledge on decimals and fractions. I learned what BEDMAS stands for: Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. In reading, I have learned how to summaries and how to find the vital, very important and important ideas in a text. I have also learned how to disagree and agree. I have learned how to use more language features in my writing to make it more effective. I can use similes and metaphors to hook my reader in. In inquiry, I have learned that I should reduce, reuse and recycle to help Earth become a tidier environment for everyone. This term, our Kiwi Sport was Tae Kwando. In Tae Kwando, I have learned how to discipline my body into kicking, punching and moving swiftly. This term's theme in Kiwi Can was integrity. I have learned how to be responsible, honest, supporting and reliability. This term has told me that I am capable of coping with challenges. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Inter-school Orienteering

Today was our inter-school for orienteering. It was challenging but not as challenging as last year because we had practiced more and more. It was hard keeping up my running pace since it was muddy and wet. The points were far from each other so we had to run a long distance, but everyone managed to complete the courses without difficulties. I learned that you must point your map north in order to find the correct points. 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

People Power

LI: Formula for finding a percentage using a calculator. 
Today in maths we were learning about the formula used to find percentages. This activity was based upon the population on Earth. This was fun because I didn't know the formula, but now I know and will use it. 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Winter and Summer Solstices

This animation showcases how the Earth orbits around the sun throughout the year. While the Earth orbits around the sun, it changes the weather throughout the world. This was a fun activity because Mia and I have never made an animation with a presentation before, so we it was fun. We also learned that seasons change from the Earth's tilt or axis.   

France Celebration

This is one of the Winter Solstices celebrations in France. It is similar to Christmas but contains different traditions, such as burning a log for good luck. It was interesting because I didn't know that there was a story behind why they celebrate Christmas. Did you know that the children leave shoes by the fire place so that Saint Nicholas can bring treats and gifts? 

Legend of the 6 Sisters

Since it is currently a very special holiday to the Maori people (Matariki), we decided to celebrate with them by researching about the Legend of the 6 Sisters. We were asked multiple questions dedicated to Matariki, we answered them and added website references so we can thank the author for the information.