Friday, 29 September 2017

Hockey



In hockey we had this guy come and teach us the skills. His name is Joseph and we did it in the hall. We had to dribble and learn all these skills about it. It was lots of fun. We had a different person to what we had the last time we were taught hockey which was last year. In the photo we are playing a game. The games is there is a joker that comes around and tries to steal your ball and if they steal it they get it and then at the end if your ball has been taken off you you have to do star jumps. In the photo I am at the back.

Bags



Our class had this guy named Matua X come and teach us about all the plastic and everything. He came from the Raglan recycling center. On Thursday it was enviro day and we made bags out of old pieces of clothing. I didn't make a bag because I went home to help my dog. He was very quirky and had some very interesting puppet bags. Ones name was bag and the other one was bag-get. We budded up with room 13. We played some card games also where you had to make a story of the travelling plastic bag and then put it in order.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Production Term 3


This term for production my role was Annie. I really enjoyed it but I am really tired now. The hardest part of it for me was the singing. Thankfully I had the help of Mrs Wendy to help me with it otherwise I would've been lost without her. Mrs N was a really good directer and we had some very interesting costumes. My favorite dance was your never fully dressed without a smile. It was a really cool production to finish off my years at Pirongia school.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Proud Moments for Term 2

This term I am proud of:

  1. Being a Councillor for term 2
  2. Getting a excellence in science fair
  3. Getting Annie in the Kawaka Production
  4. Going to National Young leaders day
  5. Getting first for Cheer leading in our competition at Gym sports
  6. Being a Peer Mediator
  7. Getting Third at Ngahinapouri Sevens Winter sports day

Friday, 30 June 2017

Science fair Video

This is the link to my science fair video explaining it:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCVr-BkMOF4&feature=em-upload_owner

Friday, 12 May 2017

Reflection 12th of May Week 2


On Monday the councillors went to National young leaders day and heard from a wide range of speakers, 50 schools, 600 schools taking part from around the Waikato. I really enjoyed myself and at the end we got to listen to Nomad which is a New Zealand famous band. My favourite speaker was Trina Tamati who told us stories about what has happened in her life. On Wednesday we had the Lit quiz. It was a really late night and a cool experience. Pirongia entered 2 teams. Team 1 won a round and got a $5 gift card from Whitcoulls. I was in Team 2 and we just tried our best and enjoyed ourself. Thursday was tech arts which is going pretty well. In wood tech I finished my self feeder which is like a tray and I started a Lazy suzan. Which like a wooden plate that spins around.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Science Fair


For science fair my topic is what amount of water makes honey crystallize the fastest. I will have to long at the time period of how long it sits in one place. I am thinking that I will check it everyday and to see whats happening and take photos. I think that I will take the photo at the same time everyday and give it about a week so I can start on the next test. I will be recording as well in my log book to keep it up to date. I can't wait to start testing. I am going to start on Monday. In the weekend I will get prepared with what amounts of water in each container. The containers will be the same as will be the amount of honey.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Proud Moments

I am proud of... 
1. Being a Councillor for Term 1 
2. Getting third in my heat at swimming sports
3. Getting two Kawaka awards at the golden gathering
4. Going to leadership day
5. Getting into the lit quiz

Monday, 3 April 2017

Friday Integrity games


On Friday we had the Integrity games with Tawa team which was very fun. We were really hot at the end of it and there were heaps of kids coming and going. They were all getting into it and joining in. We played master tag with a twist and all the kids were experts at it. There were no arguments and they co-operated with each other although we had 1 injury all was well.  I am in a group with Lucy, Breea and Sharnika and we were all working together throughout the whole process. Since there was four of us we would take turns, two playing and two having a break and then we would rotate. But the only thing that we could work on is making the boarder clearer so the kids didn't go out of the square. At the start we decided on what to do but we didn't have enough players so after we got together with room 13 and saw what it would be like we decided to change it cause it just wouldn't work. The way you play the game is that everyone is in and you are only allowed to tag each other on the knee or under. If you are tagged you sit down, when the person who tags you sits down you get to stand up. The game ends when one person gets everyone.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Financial Literacy

On Tuesday we had an ASB guy named Callum come in and taught us about saving and spending money. We learn't about how much on average a doctor, trades and the fast food industries make every year. A doctor after spending and giving in their tax they save about $500 a week, Trades saved $200 and Fast food industries save $50. I learn't that a chunk of how much you earn if given and past as Tax, so fast food people give less money compared to doctors and people who have a big income. We also played a game in 2 teams and we took a trip to Fiji and had to work out all the financial stuff which was fun. The team that I was on had $100 left and the other team had $200 At the start each team started with $2000.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Reflection Week 8 Term 1

In reading this week one of the things that we did is that we got a piece of paper and it was a bit like a running record where there was a story and you had to answer the questions related to the text. In math we are working on angles which is going pretty okay. At the start I was a bit stuck but then Mr Mathews helped me. In Writing we are learning about writing explanations which is when you describe the process of something happening. On one day this week we had to write a conclusion from a page of notes that were written for us and then we went through and highlighted all the bullet pointed notes that would fit into a conclusion. Yesterday we had to write a verse of a poem about an object. I chose a Dahlia flower which looks like the picture above. In Inquiry we are teaching the Tawa kids a game but in different groups. My group is Me, Lucy, Breea and Sharnika and the game that we are teaching our group from room 13 is Master Tag which is when you are all in and try and go around tagging as many people as you can. When you tag someone below the knees they have to sit down but when you get tagged below the knees and you sit down, the people tagged by you get to stand up and continue playing. On Thursday we had the Tech Arts cafe I think my mum enjoyed the food also Mrs Nasilasila came and ate with the rest of the parents/caregivers. 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Week 3 Reflection

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This week went really fast. I am proud of myself for swimming and being a Councillor. We finished our mountain art and shared it at last weeks assembly, now it is up on the wall in my classroom. At the moment we are doing something called mapping my learning journey and I have got on to my good copy but haven't finished. On Wednesday we watched a video in room 6 with the rest of the team about drugs, alcohol and puberty. Then later in the day my class and I went into the mobile classroom with Nikki and learnt about the different types of drugs, what are drugs, the effects on the brain, peoples stories, the web of learning and loads of other things and at the very end we got to say hello to Harold. One of the things that I found interesting is that when you smoke a joint 50% stays in your body for 3-4 days and 10% stays in your body for 90 days (3 months). I also learnt that a joint is not just another word for cigarette it is when you smoke marijuana rolled up in paper and a tinnie is marijuana rolled up in tin foil and to get more money people add Methamphetamine to it (P).

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

First week as Year 8


I had a great first day back. I was quite nervous at the start but I had no reason. Tomorrow is the councilor speeches and today is the house captain and deputy speeches and I am gonna go for councilor. The art that we are doing at the moment is a maunga I have finished the mountain but I haven't started the sky yet. I finished my fav's page and my favorite speech bubble is when I drew a road and a watermelon.