Wednesday, 27 February 2019

My favourite games!

This is a blogpost about games.

My favourite games (digital and non-digital) are:Image result for overcooked game
  • Cluedo
  • Monopoly
  • 2048
  • Speed (Card game)
  • Overcooked
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The reason/s why I enjoy playing these games are:
  • (Cluedo/Monopoly) Is very fun to play/with family. We always like to see who wins or loses.
  • Some of these games challenge your mind and also make you confused on which card to play, what your next move is and how fast you play.
  • (2048) It is educational, and it determines you by not knowing what move to make next!
Learning could be made much more fun and interesting if it included these elements of a game:
  • More things to think about (E.G more options to choose from)
  • Brian exercise (E.G to think of another way to solve this problem of a game or to find the easiest or the hardest way to solve)
  • Add in more fun objects to make sure that the game is not just going towards an educational way but is also educational in a fun way!

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

How would you be a good role model?

WALT: We are learning about the different parts of an 'Explanation'.

Sitting up, listening, being calm and positive and not being afraid to show your strengths are all apart of being a role model.  Could you pull off these steps and become a role model, not just for younger kids but, for all?!?

~Always look behind you!
First of all, you need to be the very best you can to be a good role model. If you want to see yourself as a good role model, always look behind you! Look behind you to see if anyone is doing the same as you. Don’t do bad, but do good! One more thing, if you are looking behind you always check to see if people that follow you are doing good things! This is a excellent way to see if you are a good role model for other people. You could even look behind other people, and see if they are being a good role model.

~Show your positive side!
Secondly, you always need to show your positive side of yourself. If you don’t understand what I mean here’s an example. Let's say for instance, you are in a really tight area and everyone is yelling in your ear. It’s hot and your getting super annoyed. Would you decide to yell back or do the right thing so everyone can copy? The best way to do the right thing is to use your W.I.T.S, (W-Walk away, I-Ignore it, T-Talk about it, S-Seek help.) What I would do is to talk about it. I would find a teacher and talk to them about what is happening.

~Take charge
Last of all, you need to take charge of, not just yourself but, also of your surroundings.  Taking charge of yourself means being at the place, at the right time and with the right attitude. How this connects to being a good role model is by, making sure you are looking after yourself. If other people see you taking charge, there will be a 85% that others will copy.

I hope you take these step and become a role model! I assure you these steps will work and you will be a better role model for not just other people but also for yourself!

Task Description:

For this task we had to list down steps to being a good role model. We had to include using TIIC (Title, Intro, Information and conclusion). We also made sure that we had interesting and descriptive language!

What I Desire, My Culture And Who I Admire! (My visual mihi!)

Walt: Create a Visual mihi, including 4 of your interests, places you are connected ETC.

This is my visual mihi! In my visual mihi I have included, my culture's, what I desire and one of the places I enjoy visiting.

As you can see, on the top left I have added the Tongan flag. I have created the Tongan flag because, that is my culture. I am half Tongan and the other half you will find out about later. Tonga is a beautiful island which my family and I love to visit all the time! We love going to the beach, visiting our family and also going to church.

On the top right, I have put Ratana Pa. You might not understand but here my explanation. Ratana Pa or Ratana Community is a little town in the North Island of New Zealand, which is near Whanganui. Ratana Pa is a Maori church, which sometimes my grandparent like to take us there to visit. When we go we like to watch the band play their amazing music and also go swimming!

On the bottom left I have put in "love family." Why? you may ask. Well, I absolutely love my family. On a scale of 1-10, I'll say 100! My family means everything to me and I have no idea what I would do without them. I love them to bits and could never imagine what would ever happen to me if I never had them.

Next you can see koru's shaped as a heart and on the inside I have written Maori! Yes, I am half Tongan and half Maori. Obviously I can't visit the country because, I mean i'm living in it! Things I like to do to represent my cutler is things like kapa haka or even doing tau'olunga's (*meaning* Tongan dance.)

Last of all you will see me! Right in the middle of the page. I really enjoyed drawing myself. I have (yes) really dark brown hair. I also have dark brown eyes. The picture is (of course) representing me! It also represents my school by, wearing my uniform with "pride."

I hope you have enjoyed my visual mihi and what y picture's represents.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Compare and Contrast (Pt England way/Treaty of Waitangi)

Walt: Create a compare and contrast with a buddy.

Task Description:

This is my first day in extention. We got asked to make a compare and contrast with a buddy. My buddy I worked is Bethan! The compare and contrast is about the treaty of Waitangi and the Pt England way! We had to find the differences about the two topics and the similarities of the two topics is well! We had come up with some really good idea's for the compare and contrast. Check them out in the next slide above! 

I hope we do more activities like this, this year! :)

Monday, 11 February 2019


Walt: Work as a team and try to BREAKOUT

Today in math class we worked in our DMIC groups to breakout. You may have seen on other peoples blogs saying that they have done something like this before, but this is my first time. You may be thinking what is breakout? Well, breakout is a code cracker site. You are given clues to solve the code. The way you get clues is, you have to click on links which take you to website that connect with the questions you have to awnser.

The code cracker site we did today included dinosaurs. On the site there were names of different dinosaurs, photos of dinosaurs, and herbivore facts (some dinosaurs are herbivore"meaning" only eat's plants, grass, leaves and flowers.)

Here's my prediction

Walt: Predict was is going to happen in chapter 3.

Task Description:
Today, for reading, Mrs Tele'a read us a story called Lighthouse Blue. She read us 2 chapters of the story then set us off to predict what was going to happen in chapter 3. Down below you can see what my prediction is for chapter 3. Once we had finished predicting we got to listen to a couple of people's predictions then read a couple more chapters. Lighthouse blue is a very jumpy story and I now feel connected. I can tell that Mrs Tele'a reading class really enjoys this story!

After visiting the cemetery Anton seemed very scared. Anton is willing to see
where the music is coming from and so, he makes up a plan, but what is the
plan……? In the night he decides to sneak out of his bed and make his way down
to the cemetery.  The day is getting dark, Anton is getting more suspicious of Stan
and he is wondering, “what if I get caught? What is Captain Reckard and Alan
Reckard decides, to haunt me for the rest of my life?” The night came around and
Anton decided to make his move. Anton jumps out of bed, looks for his coat and
makes his way out the door. Stan is fast asleep and can’t hear a single sound.
Anton is shaking with fear, still thinking about what is going to happen. When
Anton put his foot out the door, he could remember hearing the saxophone and
clarinet creeping in his brain again.”It just sounded so sad” Anton says, talking
about the music. A few moments later Anton fall’s flat on the ground and begins
to sleep. He has no idea what had happened but Anton feels paralyzed. He
can’t move a muscle.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

All about me!

Kia ora, Malo e lelei and greetings to you all, my name is Jahzara and I am a year 7 at Pt England school. My home and literacy teacher is Mrs Tele’a, and my math teacher is Mrs stone. I am 11 years of age and am turning 12 this year. I have two amazing parents that look after us each and every day. They help us to do our best at learning, and love us so much. I have one older brother and three younger sisters, which make me the second eldest out of my siblings. My favorite subject at school is Writing. I enjoy Writing recounts and narratives. This year my goal is to try my best to get an academic award. I am good at singing, playing netball and making new friends. In the holidays, I enjoy going to places with my family, going to the beach and going to the pool’s. I hope I have an amazing year with the team 5 block and teachers!

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

How Was Week 1 Of School?

What year am I in? What team am I in? How old am I now? Who is my teacher? All of those questions bundled up in my head, just until the first week of school started. I finally got to meet my new home, literacy and math teacher. Who are they? You may be thinking.

Well, My home and literacy teacher is Mrs Tele'a. Mrs Tele'a, she is a fun, awesome and a amazing teacher. For the first week she gave us lots to do. One of my favorite things I did this week is, drawing our visual mihi. My visual mihi has 4 things I admire and really like, so technically my interests. On 1 side I have Ratana Pa and The Tongan flag. On the other I have some koru's shaped as a love heart and in the middle I have written the word Maori. At the bottom of the koru's I have written "Family" which represent (of course) my family. I am really looking forward to learning some harder skills for math, literacy, spelling ETC.

 I hope I have a amazing year this year!