Monday, 25 September 2017

Learning about Coalition

This morning we were learning what a Coalition and how NZ First Coalition will affect the election. A Coalition is when Political parties join forces to help choose a new Prime Minister. E.g: If Winston Peters joins Labour party they will win and if he joins National party they will win. To day I learnt what a Coalition is.  

Friday, 22 September 2017

Scale Drawing

For the past few weeks Learning Space 2 have been doing Scale Drawing art. We first had to start had to choose something that we were going to draw. I chose to do Batman. Next we had to make a grid on top of the picture. I found drawing the grids the hardest because I am not really good at drawing straight lines. After that we made an enlargement of our Scale Drawing. This was also hard because I could not draw the belt. When I finished my enlargement I had to color it in. Finally we had to make a name plate and choose a background color. I think my Scale Drawing turned out to be really cool, don't you think. I had so much fun doing this and can't wait to find out what we are doing next.  :) 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


This blog post is about Democracy. Did you know that Democracy is is originated from Greece and the word demo is the word demos in Greek and that Demos mean village. The word Cracy is the word Kratia in Greek and that means Rules, Power and Might.

Prime Minister

This is a DLO I made about a prime minister named David Lange and he was the 32nd prime minister of New Zealand. He also helped to make New Zealand a nuclear free country and he died in 2005. I made this DLO with the help of Daniel, Shannon, Oh Hsen, AJ, Eric and CJ.

Political Party Jigsaw

Bill English
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Jacinda Ardern
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Photo By Elections,
Public domain
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Photo, By Maps, Public domain
Mt Albert
James Shaw
Photo by Green Party NZ/CC BY-SA 4.0
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Wellington Central
Photo by russellstreet/CC BY-SA 2.0
NZ First
Winston Peters
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Photo by AirflowNZ/ CC BY-SA 3.0
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Photo by New Zealand First/ Public Domain
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Photo by Ridcully Jack/ CC BY-SA 4.0
David Seymour
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Photo by elections / CC by 3.0
Photo by Eunice Minjeong/CC BY-SA 4.0
Marma Fox
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Photo by Wiremu Stadtwald  /CC BY 4.0
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United Future
Damian Light
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Photo by google maps, Public Domain


Gareth Morgan

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This is a jigsaw I made about the political parties I made this jigsaw with the help of Eric, Aj, Cj, Daniel, Oh Hsen and Shannon. When I was learning about the parties I found out a lot about how the election takes place and to me it's really interesting yet very confusing.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read An E Book Day.

Today on the 18th September was Read An E Book Day. Using the Tamaki College overdrive we are able to read E books. The book I was reading was called Shadow Hunters: City Of Ashes. In Manhattan, Jace, Alec, and Isabelle are fighting off demons. They return home, to the Institute, and find out that their mother, Maryse, has returned from Alicante. She's mad at Jace, and she didn't even bring them any presents. Maryse tells Jace that she believes he's been working for Valentine this whole time. (Valentine is the Evil Guy)She wants him to swear that he hasn't, and that he hates his father. Jace won't do it. Since his family's trust in him is broken, he runs away. He ends up in a dive bar with a bone to pick with a bunch of angry werewolves. While all this is going on, Clary and Simon are playing house at Simon's house, even though whenever Simon kisses Clary, she's thinking of Jace. Her lukewarm make out session is interrupted when Luke calls. He has Jace in his office (Luke seems to be the head of the werewolf pack Jace is scrapping with), and he thinks Clary can talk some sense into him. She heads to the bar, and once Jace is calmed down, he returns to the Institute. Bad idea. Maryse has called the Inquisitor, who plans on using her handy dandy Soul-Sword to see if Jace is telling the truth. Until this trial by blade, she's going to lock Jace up in prison at the bottom of the Silent City. Good thing he isn't afraid of the dark. If you want to see what other turn of events happen in this book you can find this book in the Tamaki overdrive library which is home to many books and you are sure to find what you are looking for.

Read an E-Book day website ---> Link         

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say It Tika

Since this week is Maori Language week we were set a task to drop a pin on any place name in Maori that google maps says wrong. I chose Pararekau Rd because I thought they could say the name properly. I thought this task was good because it was different from some of the other tasks we have done for other language weeks. Check out sayittika to find a place name that sounds wrong for yourself.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki College Overdrive: E books and Audio Books

Today we were introduced to something new. Using the Tamaki Overdrive we could read e books and there is also audio books if we wanted to listen to any books. The book I was reading was Shadow Hunters: City Of Ashes. I found this books interesting because it has lot's mystery and challenges that they have to face. I think the Tamaki College Overdrive is really useful because you can go on it when ever you want.

Taking Risks - Kiwi Can

To for Kiwi Can we were learning about taking risks. Our warm up game that we started with was called bip, bop, bounce. The main objective was to not get out (Obviously). We had to say bang before the person in the middle says "bip, bop, bounce and if you didn't you would be out. After our warm up we split up into groups and played a game called Hand Soccer. In this game we were only allowed to use our hands and score. We were also not allowed to pick the ball up, it had to be touch the ground at all times. Every person in each team had to touch the ball before scoring. Our team played really good, everyone was participating. But we couldn't score a few more goals, so the other team won. In my opinion I think the player of the game was Freeman because he was always taking risks and was a great team player. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

2 Word Sentence

For writing we have been looking at simple, compound and complex sentences. We learnt that simple sentences are mainly two words, which contain a subject and a verb. We had to write down three examples of a simple compound and complex sentence.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Read Theory

Today for Read Theory I read a text on how teddy bears were created. The quiz level was on grade 8 so it was a bit hard. I got only 4 questions right out of 6. The reason we do read theory is because that it helps us with our reading, grows our knowledge, how to comprehend, and improves our vocabulary.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Tech New Rotation: Food Tech

Today we had a new Tech rotation. We went to food tech. Our new teacher was Mrs Heka. For our this lesson we made an Oreo milkshake. First we needed to get into groups of 2 or 3. We had to listen and make sure we got all the steps right. Josh S and I had to choose our roles and what we were going to do. I had to crush the Oreos, get the ice cream and wash the dishes. Josh's jobs were to measure the milk and chocolate syrup, and dry the dishes. 

Steps for making the Oreo milkshake:

1 - One packet of Oreos and crush in a bowl.
2 - 2 table spoons of the chocolate syrup. 
3 - 2 cups of milk.
3 - 1 full cup of ice cream.
4 - Mix all the ingredients in a blender. 
5 - Pour it into a cup, then put whip cream and hundreds and thousands on top.

There you go and that's how to make Oreo milkshake. After making our milkshake we had to clean up. I washed the dishes and Josh dried them. Once that was done we sat down and drank them. In my opinion I thought it was really yum and I can't wait to make pies next week.