Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Comparison Winter Olympics

Today for Inquiry my group has created a Venn diagram comparing the 1924 Winter Olympics and the Modern Olympics. We have noticed a huge difference with the number of sports and the advanced technology. I have learnt that in the 1924 Winter Olympics didn't have any safety gear and only 16 countries competed.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Blog Analysis

This is my blog post record from 2014 - 2018. I think I have improved a lot since I started back in 2014. I made a bar graph for how many blog posts I have published each year. In 2016 I posted 136 blog posts which is the most I have did in a year. My goal is to reach 500 blog posts by the end of this year, thank you for viewing my blog and make sure to leave good feedback.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Remembering our summer

L.I. - Writing to recount
Writing using language features to engage readers

I heard the waves crawling to shore
I felt the warm sea on my palm
I wondered how the sea will look like in the future
I saw the sun glimmering onto the sea
I felt the cool sand between my fingers
I heard the loud seagulls hunting for prey
I wondered why the sea is salty
File:New Chums beach Whangapoua Waikato.jpg
Photo By Piotr Zurek / CC BY 2.0

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Week 1 - Day 3 - Activity 2 Pepeha

For this activity I did a pepeha. A pepeha is used to introduce yourself and talk about family or ancestry. In my pepeha I have talked about , What mountain I affiliate with , What river/lake/sea I affiliate with, My Mum & Dads name , Where I come from and my name. I found this activity interesting because I enjoyed trying to say the answers in Maori.

Ko Mount Wellington te Maunga
The Mountain I affiliate with is Mount Wellington

Ko Tamaki    te awa/roto/moana
The river I affiliate with is the Tamaki River.

No Tamaki Makaurau ahau
I am from Auckland

Ko Fusi raua ko Amanaki oku matua
My parents are Fusi and Amanaki.

Ko Freeman toku ingoa
My name is Freeman.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Week 1 - Day 2 - Bonus Activity Special Meals

For my bonus activity I had to find my favourite meal and find the recipe. My favourite food is butter chicken but bought from the shop. This is my favourite food because I love eating chicken and rice together. I have found a recipe of how to make easy butter chicken.

Step 1 : Place yoghurt, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, garam masala and chilli powder in a glass or ceramic dish. Add chicken. Stir to coat. Cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Step 2 : Heat oil and butter in a heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add chicken mixture to pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until chicken just starts to change colour. Add tomato puree and stock. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and mixture has thickened slightly.

Step 3: Stir in cream. Simmer for a further 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with steamed rice and coriander leaves.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 2 The rules of engagement

For this activity I had to draw a picture of my dream job. My dream job is to become a New Zealand Police officer. To work as an police officer I would have to have a lot of skills including critical thinking and adaptability. In the future I hope to get a job like this to help the community and help them from danger. 

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 1 A house or a home

Today for my first activity on Day 2 I had to compare a Maori Pa to my house. I have decided to create a ven diagram to show my thinking and give you a clear picture. There are some interesting differences and similarities. Today I have learnt that a Maori Pa is made out of timber, fern,rushes and bark. I have enjoyed this activity cause I learnt new Maori words for the different rooms.