Wednesday, November 15, 2017

15th Whiringa-a-rangi 2017


Whainga Ako :
Create a google slides presentation with six or more slides, this must include a facts page, a revision, a video (that relates to Ohinemutu.) and some images of famous things in Ohinemutu.

This is the presentation that starts our amazing journey to Rotorua!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The maori leaders arrive, the third installment!

30th August 2017

Note : It's called the third instalment because it was Rahiri first then Matariki and now this.

What is the learning? :  We learnt about maori leaders, including Christian Huriwai, Willie Apiata and a whanau leader, in a bunch of activities like, a Cloze Activity, Scrambled sentences and a ton more.

Whainga Ako: Learn information about these Maori leaders, and finish the activities and then compile all the mahi together, and finally post to blog, we also learnt stronger words to use in our tuhituhi, for example instead of uncertainly, replace it with scarcely.

WHAT DID I FIND CHALLENGING? : On the compiling for this presentation, ALL of the sentences were highlighted white looked weird, so I took out the white highlighting, and it was the messiest mess that ever existed.

WHAT DID YOU FIND ENJOYING? : Definitely, choosing the fonts and doing the graffiti wall, I used two of my favourite fonts, LEMON and BOOGALOO, (Christian Huriwai Titles are Boogaloo and Willie Apiata and Whanau leader is lemon.) The graffiti wall is awesome too, because, you get to choose a variety of colours, and spray paint it.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What do these mysterious words mean? Tokohia and E hia!

15th August 2017 - 21st August 2017

Whainga Ako : Learn what kupu "Tokohia" and "E hia mean, and find out ways how to use them in sentences.

What is the learning? Our learning is to show what E hia and Tokohia mean, and show our work, by using these maori kupu in sentences, so we can use them more efficiently.

E hia : How many objects and animals.

Tokohia : How many people.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Simple words of kindness

Whainga Ako: Use kind words to promote positive ahua in our kura.

What is the learning? 
To help us to be expressive in our kura by using the kind words we have used in our presentation. These kind words make others feel welcome, safe and happy. We want everyone to feel happy.

In short...  Express your positive emotions, to make other people feel positive as well.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Eyes of the magical Ariki

Whainga Ako: Listen to the matariki story on YouTube then, then add our own pictures to the story, and write the story into a google slides presentation.

What did you find challenging? : Drawing the pictures, took around 10-20 minutes, and it was the most challenging part of the mahi.

What does your digital item represent? : My full google slides presentation, that includes the entire story of the Eyes of Ariki, remade by me.

What did you do to learn it? I replayed the YouTube video many times, to get the words correct, I also looked at the pictures several times to get it correct.

What might you do differently next time? : Use poly-lines instead of normal lines, because you can't change the lines fill colour, also change the shape of Ranginui and Papatuanuku.

What was the best part? : Starting the matariki story definitely, I love starting new things.
Why did you do this? :  It was the matariki unit, for five weeks, so we had to do matariki mahi.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mindful colouring & Dot to dot

MFC = Mindful colouring & D2D = Dot to Dot

Whainga Ako (Mindful colouring): I am putting colour in, NOT colouring in, we were allowed to use only four colours, into the magical picture.

Whainga Ako (Dot to Dot): Use a ruler and a pencil, in famous structures and celebrities, rebuilding or remaking, their face or building, and we also joined the dots, by numbers using a Ruler.

What did you find challenging (MFC) : Looking for a good place to put colour in, you CAN'T use the colour randomly and scribble.

What did you find challenging (D2D) : Looking for the numbers, sometimes the numbers in the dot to dot was poorly placed, you'd have to look further out into the building.

What have you been learning? (MFC) : I have been learning to putting colour into a picture of a forest or a castle, putting little parts of colours can make a massive difference.

What have you been learning? (D2D) : I have been learning to use my ruler properly, and learning different facts, about the building.

What does your digital item represent? (MFC & D2D) : It represents my work, when I collaborated with Chili, we did Mindful colouring and Dot to Dot.

What did you do to master it? (MFC) : By viewing and examining, the examples in the Mindful colouring pukapuka.

What did you do to master it? (D2D) : By listening to the teacher, and following her instructions, and having past experience with doing Dot to Dot.

What was your favourite part? (MFC) : After fifteen minutes, we got to view the classes work, sometimes people just focused on two of their favourite colours.

What was your favourite part? (D2D) : Competition, Me and my friends would usually, just say the number we were on, then see who would be first.

Why did you do this? (D2D & MFC) : It was for a treat, for working so well, in Diary Writing, this was our Art and Pangarau.

Friday, April 7, 2017


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