Friday, 21 October 2016
Friday, 23 September 2016
This week we have done fun learning. Yesterday in the first block we did math work shops and my group did improper fractions into mixed fractions and then simplified them if you can. We had no Tech arts this week because there was a Tech arts concert last week. Next term for Tech arts I am doing Visual arts and Wood tech which I a really excited about. Yesterday there was an orchestra that came to our school from Auckland and it was amazing they had a Jazz band singers and the strings did a few songs which was violins, 1 viola, 1 chello and 1 double base.
Friday, 2 September 2016
Success is astonishing
He is always persevering
And reaches out to friends in need.
His teammates can always count on him
to come and get the winning goal.
He is constantly striving for excellence and stands out in the crowd,
with his conscientious cheering.
His rival is coward and his best friend is
He has an exemplary personality
And is never a bad sport.
By Marnie Gielen
This week Pirongia school has started Pirockey which I think is two ball hockey but some people think it is Pirongia hockey. Tui has won all their games so far and we just need to beat Kakapo to win overall. I love tech arts it is so much fun. In media arts I have finished my anti bullying poster which you can see in the tech arts showcase which is coming up. Now I am onto my second anti-bullying poster that I print out. With music in tech arts I am playing Key board in the song ride by twenty-one-pilots and I am laying electric guitar in the song I got a feeling by black eyed peas. Last night I went to the Lower Waipa Speech finals at Ohaupo school and I won overall for year 7 girls and then on stage I went up against the year 7 boy and I won so then I got a trophy. I really enjoyed the experience and I wonder if I will go to full primary.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
This week in class we have been doing for writing, Narratives. The latest one we have had to do is writing about someones behavior and also we described a fruit, I did a mandarin but it is not ready to share. In reading we have been carrying on with the Olympic reading challenge that we started with Mrs Bryant and we have been doing character descriptions where we get a story from a school journal and you get two worksheets. One of the worksheets has all the questions you need to answer about the story. The things that you have to answer about the story are, things about the characters, the plot, setting, the main message etc. In math as a class we have been measuring angles with protractors and my group minions is looking at squaring numbers. With Mrs Ngapo in drama we did hot seating where the first time the person got hot seated and had to choose a person from and a book, movie, fairy tale or nursery rhyme. The second time you got given someone to do like when we did it, it was was humpty dumpty or the ginger bread man and you got asked questions like you are in court. I got a go at being humpty dumpty which was fun. Tech Arts is going well and the songs we are doing are coming along really well. In the song Ride I am doing keyboard and in the second song I got a feeling I am playing electric guitar. Below is my GIF that I have made in Media Arts
Friday, 12 August 2016
This morning I have found out that I have gotten into the next level of speeches which is the Kawaka speeches which I am very proud of!!! I am really proud of how my speech was delivered on Wednesday when we did our speeches in class, and the Kawaka team speeches are on Monday morning so I am going to be practicing over the weekend long and hard. I have also found out this morning that Mrs Vandy had her baby last night and her name is Amelia Grace Vandy!!! On Tuesday we had enviro day. Our buddy class for enviro day was room 4 and our focus is water. This afternoon the school has Cross country. I am going to try my best and get a point or some points for my house.
Friday, 5 August 2016
Remember that time you touched a crisp leaf and you saw the detailed frosted lines, then you took it inside and it melted, that was winter.
Remember that time you sat by the fire watching the flames as it hailed outside, that was winter.
Remember that time you slipped over due to the ice covering the deck , that was winter.
Remember that time you hat to pour hot water over the windscreen so you can drive, that was winter.
Remember that time your fingers feel like someone is biting you as you try to stick them in your pocket, that was winter.
Remember that time you sat in the spa as is pours down and the droplets go into the water and then reach back up to the sky, that was winter.
By MarnieHere is my Winter stanza writing above, I haven't re crafted this yet but at my learning conference I will share with you the re crafted version...
This week in class we have been doing speeches in writing, finding the highest common factor in math and in reading we have pretty much been writing our own book with the Olympic history. Next week I am looking forward to but also a bit nervous for speeches, my speech is on "How has local pollution become so bad". I have made an achievement out of school which is now I know how to play 3rd position on the violin.
Friday, 29 July 2016
This week is the first week back at school and it's already back into it. In the holidays I went to Vanuatu and I had an awesome time. This term for inquiry we are doing dance and drama, Mrs Pemberton does drama as well as Mr Walker and Mrs N does dance. For writing we are doing argument writing (Speeches). My speech is "How has local pollution gotten so bad." We have done a few practice speeches and on Friday we were adopted to room 13 and 12, I got adopted to room 13. For tech arts I am doing Music and media arts which is really fun.
Friday, 8 July 2016
This is a photo of my Dice Bag that I made this term in sewing.This term has been lots of fun although it was quite sad when Mrs Vandy left but to make up for it the class had an awesome pajama, shared lunch and movie day. The things I am doing for tech arts next term is music and media arts. My goals for next term are to get to set X in spelling and to get a piece of writing higher than level 4P hopefully. I have really enjoyed this term and I am really excited for speeches next term but also a little bit nervous about the presenting of it.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Term 2 Proud moments
This term I am proud of getting moved up two levels on the reading tree and getting above where I'm supposed to be at the end of the year.
I am proud of getting a merit award at assembly.
I am proud of getting level 4P for my report it is called, Have You Ever Wondered How Day And Night And The Seasons Take Place.
I am proud of my science fair board I am really excited for the judging in week 10.
Friday, 17 June 2016
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
On Monday Kawaka went to the careers expo at Claudelands arena in Hamilton to give us an idea what we would want to be when we grow up. We had been given a booklet to go around all the stands and ask questions and the write down the answers. I want to do something to do with Law. It is quite exciting to think about what you want to do when you are only a year 7.
Thursday, 9 June 2016
Have you ever wondered how day, night and the seasons takes
Day and night are very important to us. If it weren’t for the earth constantly spinning we wouldn’t have day and night or the four seasons.
Day and night occurs because the earth constantly rotates. It takes 24 hours to spin, in other words one full day. We do not feel the movement because the earth moves smooth and slowly. The earth spins on something called a axis which is always on a lean which is on a 23.5 degree angle The axis is an invisible line going through the earth.
Since the earth is spinning, some part of the earth is in sunlight (day) and some is in shadow (night). The daylight gets warmer and the shadow progressively loses heat. The earth starts in the east, is at south at noon and at west when the day ends.
Seasons are created by the tilt of the earth and the movement. When the North Pole is leaning closest to the sun it is summer. When it is the furtherest away it is winter. In between is autumn and spring. It can get closer and further away by the movement of the earth because the North Pole is staying the same angle the whole time only turning around.
The seasons take place all year. Summer is December, January and February. Autumn is March, April and May. Winter is June, July and August. Spring is September, October and November.
This cycle has been around since the earths creation.Day and night are the reason that we sleep at night and are active at day.
By Marnie Gielen
Monday, 30 May 2016
Last Friday was the tough kid challenge. It was so much fun and so many obstacles. My favorite was the mud pile as you can see in the picture above of me coated in mud. There was also a water slide it wasn't very slippery though. There was a massive cargo net you had to climb under, metal bars you had to hop over, Hay bails you had to climb over. I did not go over the hay bails though with my age group but when I went with the little kids I went over. Only because I was coated in mud. I came last in my race only because Emma and I stayed back and played in the mud pile and just enjoyed ourselves. We weren't there for the competition, we were there to have fun and enjoy our time.
Friday, 20 May 2016
This week my favorite thing was tech arts. Taylor and I are the only girls in our tech arts group. But since the year 8's brownie didn't go well Taylor, Jay, Ty and I had to be buddies. We put our brownie on the top shelf of the oven and when it was was cooked Mark and Isaac thought it was theirs. But it was actually theirs. So we got their brownie and they got our's. It's dumb because was cooked theirs was pretty much just mixture. But I am glad I passed my sewing test. Up above is my volcano explanation. My level for it is 4B which I am happy about.
Friday, 13 May 2016
My biggest challenge this week was converting ml to l and g to kg. I overcome it by getting my dad to help me at home. What I would probably do differently next time is take more notes in my modelling book, focusing more on MrsVandy wrote on the board than trying to understand it myself. I learnt that there are 1000 ml in a l and 1000 g in a kg. I had the most fun doing tech arts on Thursday. I was awesome because I had cooking and sewing, which are both my favorite things. I love to cook and the sewing machines are so much fun. I excelled at the talent show auditions I am really proud of myself for getting in. Next week is the semi-finals. I struggled a bit with my science fair because I had a few mixed messages but all is well now. We had dog handler come in and tell us about his job which was so cool.
Monday, 9 May 2016
This morning for maths we had Measurement Olympics where went around rotations. Before we started we had to make a estimate. Then we would do the activity and see how far off we were from our estimation. We recorded all of this down on a sheet of paper and glued it into our modelling book. At the top there is a photo of my group (Jay, Grace and I) doing the cotton ball shot put challenge. At the end of all the challenges as a group we had a look at who won each challenge. I won the marble challenge. But then as a class we sat down on the floor and went up for each challenge to see who was the top three in each activity. I didn't win any of them. Which means my estimations were too big for each of the activities.
Friday, 6 May 2016
New Zealand has been taking in refugees since WWll. There are 14 million recognised refugees world wide, all in need of resettlement.
The Demand Of Resettlement
New Zealand accepts 750 refugees annually. The refugees cannot return to their country due to religion, race, nationality, war, membership in a social group and political opinion. The global demand for resettlement is very high. But only 1% of the refugees worldwide are offered resettlement.
There was a three year quota put in place to help the organisations who resettle refugees. The quota includes six intakes of 125 people every year. The quota was put in place for women at risk, people with disabilities, people who need medical attention or people who have family already here. And refugees in general. The quota has given refugees a permanent residence on arrival.
The First Six Weeks in New Zealand
When they arrive they go straight to Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland where they focus on English skills, information to help them live in New Zealand, including the Ministries of Education, Social Development, Health, Work and Income and many more. Relating to the quota, NZ considers asylum seekers (People who fled from their country but are not accepted as a refugee) who say they are refugee status when they arrive. When approved, as well as the other refugees, they get sent straight to Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre. In 2011-2012, 364 claims were decided and 115 approved.
I think that it is sad just thinking about how many refugees are starving, walking 100 miles and living in poor conditions. We need to make a difference!
Immigration- Refugee Resettlement Fact sheet, viewed 2nd of May, 2016
The UN Refugee Agency, viewed on the 2nd of May, 2016
Dictionary, viewed on the 14 April, 2016http://www.dictionary.com/