Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Samoan Language Week !

This week is Samoan Language Week, Learning a bit more of our Samoan culture. Learning a lot of new things such as the language,about all of the islands,the food ! etc. In class we may watch a few videos having to do with anything and everything in Samoa. Samoan Language Week is all about learning new things about that island and if so maybe learning some new words and how to speak in that language.

I'm always excited to learn new things with every Language week but yet I am especially excited for Samoan Language Week (since I'm Samoan) because I would get to represent my culture as well learning new things that I may have not known about. So i'm very excited to say that for a whole week our main focus would be based on Samoan Language Week.

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Play Based Learning !


In class we did something a bit different... It's called play based learning. What's that you ask well it's were we put all of our chromebooks away or any devices that we use in class, we get blocks,legos,costumes etc and we play. Learning new things and experiencing with new things as well. Reason being it's called Play Based Learning is because we learn from playing with different shapes, objects etc. With no technology only using the objects around the class for a whole block we do this, and we only do this once a week.

I think that the idea is great, I defenitly like the idea of putting away our chromebooks yet still learning something without using our devices only the objects around us/in class. Having to do this for a whole block once a week, is awesome I really enjoy Play Based Learning. The whole class enjoys playing it, having fun as well as still learning from making different things and shapes. I would love to do this again so I'm just waiting for next week.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Island Style Project !

For Inquiry we had to create a presentation including our favourite Island Singer,Island Food etc. Here's mine it includes all of my favourite island things, click on the slide to find out !

Thanks for reading my slide, hoped you learnt a few new facts from my presentation. Come back tomorrow for another blog post !

Monday, 14 May 2018

5 techniques to write AMAZING introductions !

Today we had to finish off a sentence including a question,dialogue (speech or conversation), sound effects, a vivid description and interesting information this sentence was "Guys did you hear about Jen Shaw ? She's been reported missing" we had to respond with 4-5 sentences to sum up our short story here's how I finished off my sentence.

"Guys did you hear about Jen Shaw ? she's been reported missing" only the other day it came on the news, nobody's seen her since last Thursday. Apparently she went for a walk with her brother, he turned around for a second and as soon as he looked back she vanished. In his own words he said he didn't know what happened to her or where she went. But the police said they were going to keep a close eye on him.

Here are the 5 steps you need to follow if you want to make a AWESOME introduction to any type of story that you are writing.

1. Add a question to interest the reader

2.Dialogue "speech or conversation" in your introduction so the reader knows who is in the story

3.Add sound effects to make the reader feel the emotion

4. A vivid description of everything that is happening or is about to happen

5. Add interesting info about what your writing in your story

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Dawn Raids .

The Dawn Raids 
The Dawn Raids first occurred around the 1970's, were the palangi people and white people came and raided the Polynesians homes to deport them back to the islands. Reason being racism was still around, The police,pakeha and pacific islanders were involved. Nowadays I think that non-coloured people would be disgusted and embarrassed with how they treated the Polynesians and be very thankful that they made a change, and no longer would police raid pacific islanders houses. Islanders being forced to go back home, they were racist towards our skin colour and our appearance which made them feel like they had the right to treat us differently.

Anzac Day - Research

In class we had to create a presentation including 4-5 questions about Anzac Day, we had to include a screencastify to our presentation.Reading our questions and information out loud,Here's my presentation on Anzac Day.

Hope you learnt a bit more about Anzac Day, make sure to come back tomorrow for another post.