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Friday, 23 June 2017

PBS Blackout Day


Today, Panmure Bridge school students were allowed to wear black or red if they chose to. The colors were meant to support the All Blacks or the Lions (Who will have a match tomorrow). Most of the people chose to wear All Blacks gear and only a handful wore the Lions colors. The Kapa Haka group also performed the haka. The words All Blacks were spray painted on the field. Everyone was assigned a number from 1 to 9. If you had the number 1, you had to stand on the letter A. If you had the number 2, you had to stand on the first L (And so on).  Mr Wong used the drone to film it. After that, the whole school formed a circle to pass a rugby ball around. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Dance

Today for dance we were adding to our dance moves. My partner was AJ in this activity. We managed to come up with a couple of good actions. The next thing we needed to do was find the correct music. We had to make sure our moves would sync to the music. We also had to have a perfect timing. At the end I think our dance ended pretty good. we had good sharp angles towards the end. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Maths DLO

For maths, we had to make a DLO about a problem we had to solve. The problem was about a clothing spree, we had to work out how much the two girls saved with the discounts. I worked with AJ to create this DLO.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Respecting Cultural Traditions - Summary

This week is Samoan language week, so for reading we've been learning Samoan traditions. So to help us learn more about the Samoan culture we watched a video that included Mata'afa Elia Autagavia (who gave a speech on Samoan traditions.) Our task was to find the main idea in the video. In the video Mata'afa was talking about how students from schools performed their dances. He said that the students were doing a lot of the actions wrong. This DLO is a summary about the video. We decided to use a summary because it is more easier for us to find the main idea and we've previously used it before. The main idea is: We have to preserve the Samoan culture so people don't lose connections with their roots. For this activity, I worked with Shannon and Jeremiah.  

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Maths

For maths, my group had a very had problem. It was the type of problem I like because I like to do hard problems, or really hard ones. Once we finally solved it, we made a DLO about it. I worked with Shannon to make this animation. We had a lot of fun creating this DLO.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Language Feature

For writing, our language feature is Metaphors. The sentences in the table were slip in half, and we had to match them together. Then, we had to highlight the metaphors in some sentences. I enjoyed this task because I don't use metaphors often and it was kind of challenging. 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Maths DLO


For maths, we had to figure out a pizza problem. We had to figure out how many people can sit at the smallest table in the pizza place. There was a clue in the problem which gave us part of the answer (Then twelve more people arrived. Unfortunately there were only enough seats for half of them). I really enjoyed solving the problem because it was hard, and I like to challenge myself. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World Of Maths


Yesterday, the senior school went into the hall for a program called World of Maths. World of Maths was run by a man named Charles. First, we were put into groups and given a piece of paper to write our answers in and a pencil. Joseph, Alex and Fui were in my group. Our first activity was called string along. It was my favorite game out of the ones we played. For string along, we had to make string that was on blocks, go from a boy (Who was on one end of the board) to a girl (Who was on the other end). There were two levels on it. The first one was pretty hard, because we had to use all of the thirteen blocks. The second level was even harder. The board was slightly bigger, but we had to use all nineteen blocks. They were hard but we finished it eventually. Some of the other activities my group and I did are: Shadows rule again, king of the road, off the island and pattern play. It was very fun and everyone who participated had a awesome time. 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Similes

Today for writing, my group was learning about similes. Similes are used to compare words using like or as. First we had to match up a bunch of different similes and then we had to choose one to illustrate. This is the similes that I choose to illustrate: as good as gold.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Dance Session


Today, LS2 had our first session of Dance. We did it with Mrs Anderson. We had to (With a partner) make our own warm up routine. A warm up is when you prepare for a game or performance by practicing gently beforehand. My partner for this task was AJ and I really enjoyed how we could plan our own warm up instead of doing someone else's. Once we finished planning our warm up, AJ and I did it in front of two other pairs. Next time, we need to practice working in time with each other. 

Taekwondo

Today LS2 had kiwi sport. Our kiwi sport for this term is Taekwondo. Our coaches name is Steven. We learnt to punch and kick fast. We had to  react fast to do what Steven said. It was really fun and at the end of the lesson we were all sweating. I hope the next eight weeks of Taekwondo will be equally as awesome.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

NZ Recycling

For inquiry this term, we are learning about how we can look after our planet by using reduce, reuse and recycle. We found out that a report says New Zealander's are very bad at recycling. Also, every year, New Zealander's throw out 3.6 million tonnes of rubbish each year. We looked at two articles about what we should do to solve our waste problem. Then we made our own opinion. I agreed with article one.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Similes - Language Features

This is a DLO about a simile (It's as slippery as an Eel). A simile is a sentence that compares two things with as or like. A Eel is very slippery and in this simile, something is as slippery as an Eel. Here are some other similes:
I’m busy as a Bee
It’s as slippery as an Eel
She’s as quick as a Bunny
He’s as blind as a Bat
She’s as wise as an Owl
She’s as happy as a Lark
It’s as slow as a Snail
He’s as stubborn as a Mule
He’s as gentle as a Lamb
You are quiet as a Mouse
He’s as strong as an Ox
I’m as sick as a Dog

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Word Cloud

For reading, my group had to do a chunky challenge. We had to find words with ake in them. After writing down the ake words we already knew, we had to find some more on the internet. After that, we had to display our words in a word cloud, a word cline or a image cloud. I chose to create a word cloud.

Ivory Ban In China

For current events LS2 was learning about how China is going to ban sales of ivory at the end of 2017. Ivory is collected from elephants tusks and to get ivory, poachers have to kill the elephants. I think that China is doing the right thing even though when they ban ivory sales in their country people will lose their jobs. The elephants will soon be extinct if people keep on killing them to collect ivory. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Is recycling really helping our planet?

Today for reading, we made a padlet about: Is recycling really helping our planet? In this padlet, we wrote down our opinions. Most of us thought that recycling is helping our planet because it stops pollution or it reduces the amount of rubbish/waste that we put in our landfills.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Te Oro Performance

Today, some of the Panmure Bridge students went to Te Oro. We went at watched our school's performance about Te Taiao O Tamaki. It was a amazing performance. The performance was cluster wide, meaning all of the schools in Manaiakalani did a performance. Our inquiry this term is Te Taiao O Tamaki, which means the environment of tamaki. The PBS performance was about Te Taiao O Tamaki.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Tech


Today at food tech we finished making our mince and cheese pies. Last week we made the filling and this week we made the pastry. Harlem (My partner) and I made a pie each. The pies looked, tasted and smelled amazing! This was our last tech session for this term. 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Camp Diary

This is my diary that I wrote at camp. You can have a look and read about the fun and amazing activities that we did at camp. We put our diary on a flipsnack so in a few years time, we can look at it, and remember the great time we had at camp. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

Kokako Lodge Brochure

This is my camp brochure that I made with Eric, AJ and Fraidoon. We put in six panals, one about the cabins and the other five about some of the activities. We did it about the place we stayed for camp, which is Kokako lodge. 

Camp Collage

This is a camp collage that I made with my group. We worked together with the people who was in our group at camp. This collage shows some of the activities we did, like archery, orienteering and high ropes and how much fun we had. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Tech


Today, the year seven's and eight's went to tech. The year eights had food tech. We made our filling for our meat pies. Here are some of the ingredients we used: Mince, water, soy sauce, nutmeg and onion. Hopefully, next week when we make the pastry for the pies and when we finish them, they are delicious!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Futsal and Tennis

Today, the senior school went to learn Futsal and Tennis. We went at our different kiwi sport times. LS2 went at 10:00 till 12:30. We were then split into the two groups we use for kiwi can. Group A played Futsal first and Group B learnt Tennis first. We all had a amazing time playing a real game of Futsal and playing Tennis. We all were gratful towards our Futsal instructor, Martin and our Tennis instructor Neville.  

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Kokako Facts


 
This is my DLO about the North Island Kokako that I made with AJ and Eric. We researched about the Kokako because we place we went to for camp is called Kokako lodge. Also, there are two types of Kokako: The north island and the south island Kokako. We did the north island type because the camp was in the north island.

Photo Story

This is my photo story about the days we spent at camp. For me, day four was the best because we went to the wave pools. The wave pools also had a hydro slide which was pretty awesome. Some of the activities that we did were: Orienteering, high ropes and archery (These were my favorite three). 

Camp Recount

As the rain pelted my face, I started to climb up the ladder. When I was halfway up, it became much trickier. It was pretty early in the morning so I was tired and the high ropes course was very wet and slippery.


When I finally reached the beam at the top, I stopped for a bit. Then I walked across the beam that lay horizontally. When I got to the other end, I gave the beam on the other side a big bear hug. When Mrs Anderson took a photo, I tried to put on a brave face and I tried to smile, but I was actually really frightened. I was clenching the rope that held me so tight that my hand started to hurt. When I felt like I had the courage to look underneath me, I glanced down. Everyone looked much tinier than what they normally are.

After a bit, I decided to come down. I was lowered down slowly. When I finally touched the grass I took off my harness and helmet. As I did that, I thought about the high ropes. I thought it would be scary but it was actually really fun.


This is my camp recount that I wrote about the high ropes. I wrote about a experience that took only five minutes. High ropes was very scary but once you got over your fear, it became really fun.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Water Conserving In Auckland

Today, Shannon, CJ and I created a DLO about why people living in Auckland have been asked to conserve water. We also added it about how people can save water. Watercare says that each person should save 20 liters a day. Some ways you can save water are: Having a shorter shower, only turning on your dishwasher when it is full or turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Student Leader Badges

Today at assembly the student leaders got their badges. They have a silver background with the Panmure Bridge school logo on it. The badges also have the student leaders name on it. Under our names, are our positions (Head students, Sport leaders, Manaiakalani leaders). The badges look awesome!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Tech


Today at tech, the year eight's made a big Quiche. These are the ingredients we used: flour, butter, egg, bacon, onion, cream and cheese. Once we finished cooking and cleaning up our work station, we took our food back to school and tried it. It was delicious!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

CARE Award Task

 
Today I completed a CARE award task for Respect. For this task, I had to complete a presentation on a respected leader. I chose to make this presentation on Richie McCaw. He led the team All Blacks on many games. He is retired now, but was a great rugby player. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Omaru River

For inquiry, we were learning about the Omaru river. We learnt that a sewage leak happened because of a blockage caused by wet wipes. When that happened, the water turned black and smelly and the fish and eels died. Watercare cleaned it up by pumping in clean water and pumping out dirty water. I worked with Fraidoon on this task.

Maths

Today for maths, we had to find our own greatest common factor game. The game that we found is called Sketch's world. If you would like to play it, here is the link: http://www.fun4thebrain.com/beyondfacts/gcfsketch.html. It is a really fun game and I enjoyed playing it.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Maths


Today for maths, we played a game where you had to find the greatest common factor of two numbers. On the leader board, AJ and I came tie with 300 points (Although the game showed my name in second place, and AJ's name in third place). 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Comparative and Superlative

Today for writing, we were learning the comparative and superlative words. We did a few words, but I decided to use the word angry. The comparative word for angry, is angrier and the superlative word for angry is angriest. I found some pictures to show those three words. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Tech


Today the year eights had food tech. We made chicken kebabs and potato salad. I worked in a group of three, with Harlem and CJ. First, we had to do things like cut the chicken in pieces. Other ingredients included: Potatoes, spring onion, bacon, egg and salad dressing At the end, once we finished cleaning up, we tried our food. It was delicious!  

Thursday, 23 February 2017

E-Ako Maths


Today, we played this maths game called e-ako maths. Every time you get a question correct, you get a point. If you get a certain amount of points, you get a trophy. I got a trophy for getting 100 points.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

What is a river?

For inquiry, my partner Fraidoon and I created a DLO about what we learnt about rivers. My partner  and I first watched a video about what a river is. Then we wrote a short explanation (It had to be 25 words) about  our learning on rivers. After that, we found a image of the Tamaki river. We put in arrows and text boxes showing the features that the river has, like the source, mouth and more. 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Water Testing


Here is a DLO that AJ and I created a DLO of the water testing we did with Sally. We tested some liquids like Coke and Bike cleaner. We learnt that liquids like coke, which are very acidic, are bad for fish.

Tech

Today for tech, the year eights had food tech. We made these cupcake like things (Bread as the base and spaghetti on top). We worked in groups of twos and threes and at the end, when we tasted it, it was very delicious. A very big thanks to Mrs Heka for helping us create it.

The Water Cycle

For inquiry, my group created a DLO about what the water cycle is (I was in a group with Lyndon and Sa Kae). We learnt that the water in oceans and lakes/rivers get burnt by the sun and turn into water vapour. The water vapour goes up into the sky where it turns into water droplets (Which gather together). Those water droplets are clouds and once the clouds are too full, it rains. The rain then goes into the oceans, lakes/rivers and the process starts again.   

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Futsal

Today LS2 had futsal for kiwi sport. We learnt that futsal is like soccer, but with a few differences. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the session. I think that futsal is a fun and a awesome game. 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

PBS Values

Today LS2 learnt about the PBS values. Our values are CARE (Confidence, Attitude, Respect and Excellence and Innovation). In this presentation we put some pictures of ourselves following the CARE values. Here are our ideas:
Confidence:
Answering/Asking

Attitude:
Including others

Respect:
Respecting the classroom

Excellence and Innovation:
Lining up and waiting for the teacher patiently

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity I have to imagine that I got back from the country I was visiting and I was back in school. I have to write a speech that I would say to my class.

Hi Everyone,
As you probably know, I have been to Canada during the summer holidays. I had a great time and I visited some awesome places. I also learnt a lot about Canada like their official languages are English and French. One of Canada's holidays is called Canada day. Canada day is celebrated on the 1st of July. People of Canada like to celebrate it by getting together with friends and having a meal. One of Canada's landmarks is called Niagara falls and it is the largest waterfall in the world.

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity, I have to think about the two things that I learnt from my travels. I learnt that Canada is a very interesting place with lots of awesome landmarks (Natural and man-made). It also has its own unique foods that are special to them. 

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity, I have to imagine that I just arrived back at the airport and my whole family is there to greet me. For the special meal I would ask for fish and chips with pavlova for dessert (Like a typical kiwi).

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey task, I have to create my own digital footprint. I have to include my name and the name of the country I am visiting. (I'm not the best drawer, so it might look a bit weird.)

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity, I watched a YouTube clip about amazing vehicles. The vehicle that I liked the best was the suitcase scooter because it looked very funny and it is pretty useful too. You can store things inside the suitcase and you can ride on it (It can carry up to two people). 

Summer Learning Journey

For this activity, I have to imagine that I was visiting a neighbouring town that was 30 kilometers away. There are a number of beautiful villages and interesting things to see along the way. I have four options for the trip:
1. Train – 25 minute ride; No stops along the way; $12 for the trip (return)
2. Bus – 45 minute ride; Two stops along the way to look at interesting villages; $8 for the trip (return)
3. Scooter – 1 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops; $5 for the trip (return)
4. Bicycle – 2 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops but there are some hills along the way; $1 (return)
I would chose to take the scooter because it doesn't cost as much as the train and bus, it is quicker than the bicycle and it has a unlimited number of stops.

Summer Learning Journey

For this activity, I have to say what I think should be done to save the kakapo because there are only 55 left in New Zealand right now. I think that the government should put the kakapo in a uninhabited place in New Zealand (They would have to make sure that there is food and water though). 

Summer Learning Journey

For this activity, I have to find two indigenous animals. That means that they are originally from your country. The two indigenous animals that I picked are the Canada Lynx and the Bighorn Sheep.
Canada Lynx:
Diet - Show Shoe Hares
Habitat - Forests of Canada

Bighorn Sheep:
Diet - Grass (In Summer) and Willow (In Winter)
Habitat - Mountains In South Canada

Summer Learning Journey

For this activity, I have to imagine that I just entered the zoo and I have to write about what I saw on my visit.
I had just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I saw I huge snake lunging towards me. It was green and camouflaged really well into the leaves and moss. Luckily, it was behind a wall of glass. As I ventured further into the zoo, I saw animals of different shapes and sizes. There were lions, bats, monkeys and much more. I saw a man feeding a crocodile and a woman feeding a shark. I learnt loads of things about different animals. There were lots of dangerous animals but they didn't hurt anyone. 

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity I have to take a picture of a popular place in my community. In this picture the building is the Panmure library. It is a very popular place because I always see lots of people inside it.
Image result for panmure library

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey task, I have to imagine that I have been asked to host a visitor from another country. I would take them to these three places: Rainbow's End, Auckland Sky Tower and to the Southern Alps. Rainbow's End because it's a great theme park and I always have fun there. The Auckland Sky Tower because of the amazing view at the top (Where you can look out the glass). I would also like to take them to the Southern Alps because climbing a mountain would be a amazing experience. 

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity, I have to write about which of the icons I would like to visit in my chosen country (My chosen country is Canada). I would like to visit the Niagara falls because they it is the largest waterfall in the world.

Summer Learning Journey

For this activity, I have to write about what I do on Waitangi day. I don't celebrate Waitangi day, I just stay at home like I do on a normal day (Trying to enjoy the last couple days of the holidays). I'm not sure what I would do to celebrate it if I did.

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity I have to create a new public holiday for the country I chose (I chose Canada). I named this holiday relax day. Everyone gets a day off work or school and stays home to relax. It will only happen once a year (In the middle of the year). 

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity I have to imagine that I am visiting the country that I chose on their national holiday. I would eat poutine (Fires with gravy and cheese) and I would set off some fireworks like  most people do in Canada during Canada day.

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity I have to go on to a website about Gallipoli and post the three things I learnt about it.
1. Gallipoli was NZ's first campaign of WW1
2. Lots of soldiers were killed or wounded (Mostly ANZAC soldiers)
3. The Turkish soldiers met the ANZACS with shrapnel and gun fire

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey I have to imagine that I was alive 100 years ago and how I would feel if I left school at 12 or 13. I would fell happy and sad. Happy, because I am leaving school and sad because I probably won't see my friends a lot.

Summer Learning Journey


For this activity, I have to say what I think about this painting and who I would give it to. I like this painting because it has a mix of different colors and looks very creative. I would give this to my brother because he likes drawing and this is something he would like.

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity I have to think about whether I want to be Prime Minister or not when I grow up. I don't really want to be a Prime Minister because it seems like a very stressful job and it is probably hard.

Summer Learning Journey

For this task I have to find out three interesting facts about Hillary Clinton. 
1. Hillary Clinton is the first woman to be nominated by a major party
2. She married Bill Clinton in 1975
3. She was born in Chicago

Summer Learning Journey

For this summer learning journey activity, I have to imagine that I was John Key and I had the power to create laws that all people in New Zealand had to follow. If I were the Prime Minister I would make these three rules:
1. Children can go to school whenever they want
2. Teachers have to only give homework once a year
3. You can play games in class