Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Term 1 Reflection

In term 1 it has been a tough term for me. We have learnt a lot, and I mean a lot. I think that I have improved a lot in Maths. Because I have learnt a whole heap of strategies to answer the easy/hard questions that are given from my teacher. Maths has always energizes and wakes up my mind.

I still need to work on writing. In writing for an example when you are writing a story, you need to retell it with detail and very good words. Because when I write I’m writing with details, its just that I put the words in the wrong place. I still need to write like a proper year 7 does. So all I need to do to read books, not picture books more like chapter books.

This term I am most proud of playing sports. I’ve only played one sport this term and it was softball. Now next term there going to be a lot of sports. I love playing sports, it helps me get fit and living a healthy life. My favourite sport is Rugby, touch and volley. I love playing it with my friends and my family.

My 3 goals to do next term on term 2 is…..1) To listen to the teacher to know all the instructions. I really need to make that as my goal because when my teacher Mrs Lagitupu talks I start talking to my friends. 2) Finishing all my tasks such as Math Whizz, Xtramath, Studyladder and my group questions. Because I don’t go on it often when I have to. 3 and last) To not muck around during class time. Now that covers everything and I really need to set that one as my goal. I always talk to my friends not using my time wisely.

Highlight for this term. My highlight was FiaFia. FiaFia was really really extremely fun. I thought that our school performed really well. And we made our families, community very proud!.

Empathy Animation

Here is my movie that I made about Empathy. It is a girl who went for a run with her class. That is the beginning of the story. Now you are going to watch the movie to see what happens next.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fiafia Reflection

Fiafia Movie - Jordenne and Sela from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

When I was performing I felt pretty awesome, because everyone in my group (Hip Hop) was enjoying it. They had smiles on their faces and they were dancing with enthusiasm. I heard many people cheering. I was so nervous when I performed, but no one could tell because all I had on my face was a big fake smile to hide the nervousness.

Our dance was awesome. We had really cool moves choreographed by a lovely year 8 prefect girl named Mele Lavaka. The song we danced to was ‘Identity’ by Lecrae and ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. It was really funny because we had minions in our dance. Our tutor chose the craziest boys. They were: Logan, Auri, Isaiah and also Levi. Heaps of people laughed really loud when they saw them. And as for us, we just chuckled.

My highlight for Fiafia was watching our school performing their hardest. Making their parents proud, our school, tutors and the community. All the performances were great, they danced with passion and with pride.

Thank you to Miss King, Miss Paget and Mele. You have been wonderful tutors and Mele your moves were awesome. I know we have not been listening to you during the practice but at least our business is done! Thank you, Thank you Thank you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Self Confident

This picture above is what we did for our inquiry with Miss Clark. We are learning about self confident. We had to write everything we know what self confidence mean.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Six Sentence Story

Once upon a time there was a woman named Sina. She lived in a very small town. Sina has a gift of singing….but the only problem is she has stage fright and no one knows about her talent! She loves old school songs and the 1990’s songs. She solved this problem by singing in front of her family, she was so shy. And she started to get use to it so she moved up a level and sang in front of a big audience.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Anzac Day

On the 25th of April it is ANZAC Day. Do you know what ANZAC stands for? A. Australia, NZ: New Zealand, A. Army, C. Corps. We are celebrating the deaths of our people. Fighting for our country at Gallipoli in Turkey against the Ottoman Empire. Lots of people from Auckland and John Key goes to the Auckland Museum to celebrate. Celebrating by putting flowers on the statue. Wearing a poppy and singing the New Zealand National Anthem. And a man plays a cornet. 

ANZAC Day is very special to us NZ and Australians. We are going to celebrate it on the 25th of April!!!