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Monday, 25 September 2017

What is a coalition?

Today we have been learning about what a coalition is and how it affects the government. A coalition is when small political parties join forces with bigger political parties and give them more seats in parliament.Today I have learnt who our local MP is, her name is Denise lee and represents Maungakiekie she was born on 4 December 1970 and is a member of National.

Cross Country

On Thursday we went down to Dunkirk for cross country. We had to run 5 laps around the course and finish through a inflatable balloon that we had to pass when we finished. We were the last class to run because we were in the seniors, as we waited we cheered on the other classes and as time when pass it was time for my year to run. We stood in a line while waiting for the clapper to clap I was excited but nervous at the same time then when the clapper hit my ears I started jogging with Sanujan. Throughout the course we jogged the whole race we started off last because we didn't want to waste our energy, but we managed to overlap people and we came 8th and 9th (I was 8th). We had a good time even though we didn't make the top 3 hopefully Next year I can come `1st 2nd or 3rd.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Sir Geoffrey


Sir Geoffrey Palmer was the 33rd prime minister of New Zealand. After he left parliament he had a good Korea being a lawyer. He was the labour leader in 1979 to 1990 and was a good influence for New Zealand.  He was born in nelson and raised their, he also represented Christchurch central.

Election Jigsaw

For the election that is happening now every intermediate students are studying about election and what happens in a election. We have learnt all the parties that is entered in the election . In LS2 we have been working collaboratively on a activity called Election JigsawWe had to name all the political parties and name the leader, the electorate (what place they are representing), a picture of them and the picture of the party logo. For example Nationals leader is Bill English his electorate is Cultha-South land. LS2 have found out that the two main parties are Labour and National.

Monday, 18 September 2017

eBookday


Read an eBook day is when you read books anytime and anywhere. This celebration is celebrated on September 18. For read an eBook day we went on the Tamaki College over drive and read a book. I found a book called big Nate pray for a drill I found this book really funny and recommend it for younger students.      #eBook love

Friday, 8 September 2017

Time Versus Money


This week for maths we focusing on round numbers to the nearest ten for example if a Ice Block is $1:99 and I round it to the nearest ten the Ice Block will be $2:00 or if a lollies is 1:34 and I round it to the nearest ten the lollies will be $1:30 because there is no 4 cents in New Zealand. 

Tech - Food Tech


Today the year 7 and 8 went to tech at Tamaki college for their second session of their new rotation. Half of the year 7 did art, the other did food tech and the whole year 8 did Hard Materials. Today at food tech Mrs Heka (our cooking teacher) explained to us how to cook bacon and egg pie. The equipment we needed was 2 measuring bowls, 2 knives, 2 choping board, 1 wooden spoon and a rolling pin. The ingredients we needed was bacon, cheese, spaghetti and dough. Each person had 4 pies. I worked collaboratively with my buddy's Jeremiah and Miki. The bacon and egg pie was delicious.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki College Digital Library


Today LS2 went on the Tamaki College Digital Library to focus on our Reading skills and knowledge. There books of Fiction, Non Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and also Mystery and Suspense. I went on Mystery and Suspense and read a book called The Missing Mitt written by Franklin W. Dixon. The part I have just read up to was about two boys name Joe and Franklin who were getting ready for their baseball finals. They are running late but luckily Joe knows a faster way to the park.


Taking Risks - Kiwi Can














Today in our Kiwi Can session we started with a warm game that we have played once before, It was called bip bop bounce we started playing it in a circle, but boys and girls were separate. Then when we got better we made a bigger circle that was challenging for me. After this intense and exciting game we went outside to play hand soccer this game was similar to football but using hands only with was a bit hard for me to play. We played hand soccer outside and everyone participated and contributed it was a fun game because I scored 2 goals in 2 games which was really good for 3 minute games. At the end all of use joined in and in the game took risks. I had a lot of fun trying hard and scoring goals and we're looking forward for next week.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bullying Animations


For this task we had to create an animation or a movie to tell others how to stand up to bully's. On of the main things you do is Stand up & Speak out, we also us WITS to stand up to bully's. I had really fun creating this activity, and learning how to stand up to bully's. 

Learning to use synonyms - Freeman


Today for writing we had to edit these sentences and put in more powerful words. I worked collaboratively with Ofa on this task. We found this a little bit hard because at the end we noticed that not all the words we changed made sense when we read out our sentences. Next time I need to remember to check that my sentences make sense. We thought it was fun finding new and different powerful words to use in our writing.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Read Theory - Marine Iguanas

Today I have did read theory and have read a text about Marine Iguanas. Marine iguanas are one of the strangest and scariest predators living in the Galapagos Islands. I found this very interesting because I've never seen or heard about Marine Iguanas. At the end of the text I got 10/10 and moved on to the next grade. It's predator is a Galapagos hawk and it's average life span is 5 to 12 years old.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Tech - Art

Today at tech we had our new rotations, we have just finished cooking and was excited for our new rotation. Our new rotation was art with Mr stagg, In art we had to get A4 paper and got to draw our cultural patterns we had to divide our paper into 5 parts so that each part gets a pattern or something got to do with our culture in the patters. In my first divided half I drawed a Tongan Allamanda flower and in my second divided part I'm planning to write a Tongan ngatu pattern based on my culture.