Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Democracy Flow Chart

Democracy is used in a lot of countries like Australia, England and New Zealand. Democracy derives from the Greek Language. Before the English language changed to democracy the french wrote it was démocratie In New Zealand we have the queen on top with the governor-general as her representative.

Former Prime Minister

Helen Clark was one of the former Prime Ministers of New Zealand. She is now a valuable member of the United Nations. She has made New Zealand well recognised and have done great things in her time in parliament like introducing the superannuation fund. She is a very influential women and is respected by a lot of people

Government Party Jigsaw

The election is near and in every intermediate in New Zealand we are learning about the elections. Apart of our learning we have done an activity called a Government Party Jigsaw. In the jigsaw there is all the leaders of the political parties and what electorate they are in. The two main parties are Labour and National. I worked with Mataio, Tiava and Jeremiah.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read An E Book Day

Today LS2 have been reading E-Books because it is Read An E-book Day. I use the Tamaki College Overdrive to find and read E-books. E-Book day celebrates modern day storytelling. The book that I am currently reading is called Storm Breaker. It is about a boy who is told that his uncle is was a spy. His uncle has died and he takes over his uncles mission. If you use the hashtag #eBookLove. If you want more information you can click Here. #eBookLove

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki College Overdrive

Today LS2 explored the Tamaki College Overdrive. I was reading storm breaker. It is about a 14 year old boy who finds out that his uncle was a spy. He then gets sent on a mission to investigate a sketchy man by the name of Herod Sayle.   

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bullying Animation

For this task we had to create a animation about bullying. First we talked about standing up and speaking out when this happens to you or anybody. We also talked about using our WITS and being good role models. I was working with Te Wai, Harlem and CJ.

Sentence Writing

For this task we explored two word sentences. We then put in FANBOYS and AAWWUBBIS to turn them into compound and complex sentence. We had to add 2 more after we finished one. The task was a bit hard because some words didn't fit well in the sentence. We then had to find a photo to go with one of the sentences. I chose to illustrate no hitting.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Y8 College Experience

Today the Y8s went to Tamaki College and stayed there for the day to experience what it was like in college classrooms. We had timetables and we had to be organised. There were some Y9 students guiding us around the college. First we had Maths with Mr Jones. In Maths we played battleships. Then we had Science with Mr Stoddard. In Science we did some experiments with static electricity. Next we had lunch. For lunch we had Subway and it was delicious. At lunch some students got rewarded $5 to go and spend at the tuck shop. Next we had English with Mr Stevenson. We were finding visual images to make connections with words that we had to memorise. The last thing that we did was PE with Mr Moyes. We played turbo touch. It was a really fun day and a good way to experience what it was like to be a Y9 student. Thank you Tamaki College for organising the fun day that we had.