Showing respect to my culture

For the step it up activity I had to create a poster about showing respect, I chose to create a poster about showing respect to my culture.

I chose three images, the three images repersented my iwi, whenua and kapa haka. I use these three images because it has a connection with my culture. In my DLO I talk about how I respect my culture. In the first image it repersents I show respect to my iwi by helping out at the marae and carry on the legacy. In the second image, I show loyalty to my kapa haka waiata by singing proudly and leading my schools waiata. The last image also honored by the people who were here before me who worked and protested to fight for the land and people.

I enjoyed this activty because I had the chance to create a DLO to tell everyone about how I respect my culture and how I repersent it.


Summer Learning Journey Comic Strip

Today for our kick start activity for the Summer Learning Journey, we had to make a comic strip of your characters at the beach. 

Our comic strip is all about the mystery of the sandcastle, our comics story is about two girls who came to the beach to have pleasing day, when they arrived they made a big and beautiful sandcastle which took very long, but they knew it was worth it, when they were finished they decided to have a game of volleyball, after playing a few game they got bored, this was when one of the characters suggested to go back and add more to their sandcastle, but when they got their they were shocked to see what laid in front of their eyes.

This activity was exciting to do because we had the chance to use our imagination to create a comic strip of our characters, but it was also interesting seeing what more you and your partner could add, this activity was really collaborative which made it really enjoyable to make our strip.

Cultrual Superhero

The SMJ kick start activity was to create a superhero , I created a superhero named Anaherea Moana Kaia, she is a  Maori superhero that has abilitys to turn into anyone, she also can transport with her powers with the wind. She is also raised inside the forest and has been sentened by her sister Rawinia to live in the forest for ten years. Despite Anahera being only seven and having to stay in the forest. Soon later as she became more older her loyalty to the forest became more stronger, the forest then gave Anahera the ability to have powers.

This kick start activty was good because we had the chance to use our imaganation and use our creativity to create a superhero of our own.




Market Day

On wednesday Panmure Bridge School had an event called Market Day, LS2 had created Friendship bracelets and also had created harakeke Aniwaniwa glitter fish. All students had an opportunity to work collaboratively and used their creativity to create their product to sell to students. All classes had a variety of things to sell at their stall.

Before students had to sell their products we needed to use our skills and our creativity to plan what we needed to do before selling our product. We needed to go through a process to design, create, market (posters) and sell. We needed to design and gather ideas for what we would like to sell. Our idea was to weave a simple fish out of harakeke, but we wanted to sell more products for people to buy. 

Our class organised our stall infront of the hall on the deck and displayed all of our products that we want to sell. The Market Day had started our stall was  popular, it was filled with fun colours and glitter. As we finished our preparation, we helped set up some of the other stalls. Once we completed helping all of the stalls, every stalls were looking ready and up for presenting.

A few of our class had to sell our products, as the rest of the class uses their 5 tokens to buy some of the others classes stalls.





Diya Creating

LI: To follow the instructions to make your own origami diya (diva lamp).

The photo above shows my origami diya (diva lamp). Our first challenge was to watch the video that shows how to fold an origami diya (diva lamp). Before we could start we needed to use a ruler to measure a 20cm square piece of paper to make our own origami square. I found it hard to figure out the right mesurement to get the right 20cm square paper.

I found this activity challenging because it was hard to follow the right instructions to make a oragim diya. 

Celebrating Diwali

LI: To use your smart searching skills to find out what Diwali is and how people celebrate around the world.

Our challenge was to write create a DLO that tells others what Diwali is and how people celebrate around the world. Something I found interesting was how they celebrated the Diwali day, but then I noticed the saying “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance” so then I realised that they usally decorate there house into bright colours and they light fireworks into the sky, also light candles in there houses to welcome goodluck.

I found this activity fun and intresting because I got to learn more about the Diwali Celebration.

Phares dans la Tempete, la Jument

LI: To use your smart searching skills to find the story behind this picture.

Our challenge was to write create a DLO that shows where this lighthouse is and what the story is behind the image. We found out that the Phares dans la Tempete, la Jument is a lighthouse in france that had a accident with the waves crashing to the Lighthouse. Theodore Malgorn heard a sound of a helicopter and made it distinct that the waves to the helicopter. To show he needed help and to be rescued. He then realized the helicopter was taking dramatic images. And crashing against the rocks of the lighthouse. So he ran inside the Lighthouse just before the waves were about to crash down to the lighthouse.

I found this activity fun and collaborative because I learn more about the lighthouse and the history and facts behind it.

Inchcape Rock

LI: To find and summarise the story behind the poem. 

The waves were moving gently so the ship was still. No sound just a inchcape rock with a bell on top. On a buoy in The storm it floated and swung. The bell warned them to stay away from the danger. The sun shining was great so the waves were peaceful. Sir Ralph walked the deck To see a darker speck. Sir ralph heart was mirthful to excess and was wickedness. He felt wicked to cause a problem for other ships. Ralph bent over from the boat then cut the bell. Sir Ralph then felt powerful for causing danger to ships. Sir Ralph sailed the seas manys day after with metals. He said and said for many and many longs days. So thick in a haze the sun on the high. The night sky was so dark that Canst was scared. A wild storm passes by hitting the boat with strike. Sir Ralph ripped his hair off while the boat sinked. Ralph heard a inchcape bell ringing down below down far.

Our challenge was to unpack the story behind the 17 verses of the poem Inchcape Rock by Robert Southy. The part I found interesting was why Sir Ralph cut the bell and why cause harm to the other ships. 

I found this activity fun and intresting because I had the chance to learn more about the Inchcape Rock and why it is important.

These Shoes have a story to tell

LI: To use the 5 senses and personification to help us paint a picture with words. To understand that personification is to give an inanimate object human qualities

Our challenge was to co construct a text using personification and the senses to describe the story behind the shoes in this image. We sat back to back and weren’t able to talk to each other so we had to write one sentence at a time. Half way through Mrs Anderson challenged us to include a rhetorical question and a simile or metaphor, adjectives, adverb and a metaphor. Once we had completed this part of the challenge we joined together with another group to share our writing and make sure what we had written made sense. After that part of the challenge was finished we used the punctuation points game to see how much we used puncuation similie, adjectives, adverb, rhetorical question. We marked eachother’s punctuation against the points table. We then had a chance to check our own work against the points table. That was fun because every point our partners missed meant we could take a point off theirs.

I found this activity fun and enjoyable because we had a chance to collaborate and work together as a team.

What happened down the stairs?

LI : To understand the 5 senses can be used to strengthen a description.

Our challenge was to co construct a text using the olfactory, auditory, gustatorial, visual and kinethetic senses to describe the story behind the shoes in this image. This time we were able to speak and sat facing our partners. Once we had completed this part of the challenge we joined together with another group to share our writing and make sure what we had written made sense and had met the language feature challenge.

I found this activity intresting and fun because I had the oppurtunity to work and collaborate with my partner and try to add some more strong vocabulary into my story to make it intresting and powerful for the person reading it.