Friday, 23 February 2018

PBS Whakatauki

Our schools Whakatauki is Manaaki Whenua, Manaaki Tangata Haere Whakamua. This means Care for our land, Care our people Go forward. Using our school's whakatauki I was able explore what those values mean and how to show them. 

Art Class - Tech

Today was our second day at tech doing Art. Before we were able to move on to the next task Mrs Telefoni gave us 15 minutes to finish off our assigned task from last week. Then she gave us a piece of paper and a bit of square wood. Next we had to section our paper into 5. After that with the help of the internet we got to search up different photos that we best think represent us. I thought today's session was fun because we got to have the opportunity to draw our own designs and look at different ones to trace.   

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Kiwi Sport - Softball

Today was our first day of Softball with Alison. She came all the way from the Auckland Softball Club. She taught us a various types of skills that are used in Softball if we were to  play. She also told us that is we were interested in playing more of this sport then to join a near by cub somewhere here in Auckland. Magenta and I where partners together during our session. Were learnt how to catch throw and more. I really enjoyed our session at Kiwi Sport.

Kiwi Can Reflection

Today we had Kiwi Can with Mr Matt and Miss Lily featuring Mr Ben. We where learning about positive relationships and respect. We played games that showed these actions. The first game we played was Hoop T Hoop. Mr Matt numbered us off one to four. If Miss Lily called our number out then we would have to go around the outside of the circle. The twist was we weren't allowed to run we had to speed walk. After a heart racing competition we all sat back down to reflect on our Kiwi Can session.    

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Olympic values

This afternoon Nyjah and I were looking at the differences between our school and the Winter Olympics. We looked on the official Olympic site to find the answers on. Using that site we found different information to add in to our work. We had to find out about the creed, motto and values. Then finally we added our school logo and the Olympic flag. I thought this was a very easy but yet tough challenge to do, because some information was easier to find than others.  

Te Wiki Summary

Yesterday afternoon Sky and I started this DLO for reading about Te Wiki (The week before the Treaty Of Waitangi). Together we collaborated together and accepted each others ideas. Using the six most important we were able  to create a summary with those six words. We tried to make sure that our work makes sense. Before we could get to work we read a digitalised book to support our work when we start the summary.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Chinese New Year

How Is Chinese New Year Celebrated?

Like every other Country in the world we all celebrate something different. Today we are celebrating Chinese New Year. How did this very old tradition begin? There are a lot of different stories, but which is true? Well here's what we know about this celebration.

This day is a very special day that people all around the world are welcome to celebrate. The Chinese New Year Celebration lasts up to 15 days straight. It starts on a New moon and ends on a Full moon. People come together and feast on delicious foods like Egg Rolls, Noodles, and Shrimp. These foods are usually eaten on these days.

Hongbao (money inside a red envelope) is given to children and unmarried adults for good luck and wealth. On the last very last day of the celebration people light lanterns. This symbolises the people who have passed on.

Long ago there was an scary dragon that went by the name Meien. He went to the village nearby and scared everyone the animals too. One day a wise man came along and told the people “Meien is very scared of loud sounds, fire and the colour red”. The dragon went back to the village the next day and he gazed upon the people wearing red clothing. The people started to light torches, let off firecrackers and lanterns. The dragon began to get frightened and ran away further and further from the village. That is when the people from China started wearing red and gold on these days.

There are different animals for the 12 years in the cycle. This legend is very old as well. Once there lived an Jade Emperor. He couldn't choose just 12 animals to symbolize the different years. So he set a race. The Jade Emperor said the first 12 animals to reach his palace were the animals to represent the years. So the animals began the race, the Rat as coming first until he came across a river. Luckily the Ox was just around the corner. So the Ox carried the Rat on top of his head. But just as they were about to reach land the Rat jumped off his head and won the race. That is why the Rat is the first animal in our calendar and this year, 2018, is the year of the dog.

All of us celebrate something different. But that doesn't mean that the fun is over. That means anyone can join in the fun and entertainment. This is a very old tradition that  is exciting and will be celebrated in the following years to come.

Yesterday we learnt about Chinese New Year. Hajera and I were in pairs to complete this explanation. As I am in a different writing group than Hajera I had to help her in ways that will support her learning. I think we worked well together because we cooperated and collaborated. Yesterday we started our explanation and today we were just doing the finishing touches. This is what we have been able to complete.