LI: To remember and give information about Kokako Lodge.

After camp, we created a brochure about information and highlights about our experiences at Kokako Lodge. We used our persuasive skills and gave reasons to why our audience would want to go. We used pictures to show what it is like at Kokako Lodge and what they provide for you.

I found this activty easy to do because we used pictures to show people what it is like at kokako lodge and why they should go there.

A Moment in time

LI: To recount and explore the learning and experiences from our Year 7/8 camp

Our group wrote a poem based on our senses like auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic. We used our prior knowledge and came up with different words and ideas that describe Hunua Falls. These moment in time poems represents our experience at Kokako Lodge. One of our ideas were ” I heard the roaring of the water as it gushed down from the steep and rugged cliff top. We then used word hippo to find more powerful words to strengthen our poems.

I found this activity hard and fun because it was hard making up poems with words that describe hunua falls, eventually we used word hippo that made it more easier because it gave us powerful words to stregthen my group poems.


LI: To create a collage of photos to represent our experience at Kokako Lodge.

Our class created a collage of Photos representing the time and experience we had at Kokako Lodge. The photos show our achievements and fun we had while at camp. 

I found this activity fun because i get to look at the photos of me doing activitys at camp, the photos show our acheivements.



What is a River?

LI: To identify and describe the features of the Tamaki River

This week we have been learning about what rivers are, their unique attributes and how to label them. We then created a DLO about the Tamaki river and its history. Did you know that the Tamaki river is mostly an estuarial arm?

Using our knowledge that we acquired we showcased the features of the Tamaki river using an aerial map? We then compared the Tamaki River with a prominent river in the world. Our group chose to look at the Amazon river. Finally we made a comparison of the two rivers.

We found this activity interesting because we learnt facts about two rivers, our local one and a famous one.

Explanation Writing

LI: To understand the structure and language features in an explanation

How did Goldie Locks upset the Bears family?

To upset someone is to make someone unhappy, disappointed, or in a state of worry. In the story of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears she made disappointing decisions. Above all, have you ever made someone in a state of stress?

In the fairytale of the Goldilocks and the Three Bear. Goldie Locks makes some disappointing bold moves with this in mind. Goldilocks’ curiosity took over and she went into the house of the three Bears. Goldilocks sat on a chair which was just right then suddenly it collapsed, the smell of the porridge made her hungry so she ate all of the porridge. After that porridge she felt tired so she found the three Bears beds but she slept on the bed that was just right. However when she was having a cosy nap the three Bears walked into their house, looking devastated at the shocking mess in the house.

If someone came into my house I would be shocked and terrified, if someone broke my favourite chair I would be angry, if someone ate my food, I would be furious and if someone was sleeping in my bed I would be aggravated.  

To help us understand how to write an explanation we looked at the purpose, the structure (what it looks like) and the language features. An explanation tells us how or why something is the way it is. To help us understand this we learnt about cause and effect. Cause and effect is an action and a reaction. We used the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to help us understand this. Here is our explanation that describes how Goldilocks upset the Bear family.

This activity was cool because I learnt some new things about explanations.

Treaty of Waitangi

I learned some facts about the treaty of waitangi.

The Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement between the British crown and the Maori chiefs. This agreement is for peace between the two tribes. William Hobson and James Busby wrote the treaty of waitangi, However the painting on my DLO was made by Marcus King.


Basic Facts

I did my basic fact boxes addition in 1 minute and 45 secs

First I started my timer

Then I started answering my questions.

Lastly I finished all the questions.

I liked this task and I enjoyed it, but I think I need to get better at doing it faster.

Commanding conversation

I done a task called Commanding Conversation.

First i found a photo.

Next i had to think what to write about.

Lastly i wrote about 2 horses, Their is a horse who wanted someone to play with and a other horse just minding his own buissness and just walking around lonley.

I enjoyed this task because i get to use my imaganation, I need to improve on my conversation.


I explaned my transport and said how it helps society.

First I had to download my DLO and labled my boat.

Then I added the introduction, my introduction told what I chose to make, I chose to make a boat that can go on land.

Lastly I added my explantion, talking about how each part worked, and how it helped society.

I liked this task and I enjoyed it, but I think I need to get better at making my introduction.