Tuesday, 4 April 2017

😂 Too Much Laughs With Our Hilarious Visitor 😂

On a Thursday morning, a person by the name of Robert Rakate, and Henry visited Ruapotaka.

It was a bit unexpected, because Mrs Pederson said that as she was walking out of the staff room she saw them and invited them to our Duffy Assembly. Robert Rakate used to work for the Mai.FM radio station. 

We saw Henry last time, at Tamaki Primary School. They were both very entertaining and funny. The room filled with laughter, joy and excitement every time Robert Rakate stood up and said something. He told us stories about his favourite stories and his year eight son. His favourite book growing up was Astrix. I have never heard of that book, but it sounds pretty interesting.

He inspired me to keep reading books in the near future and stay on my 'A' Game. When we recieved our Duffy Books (my last one from Ruapotaka School) it reminded me of all the memories of the other Duffy Books I had while growing up. 👍

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

🎥 Te Oro Slide Presentation 🎥

A couple of weeks ago, some students from Rooms 11 and 12 had the opportunity to form a group and make a slide presentation for Te Oro. Only the best of the best were picked.

The people who were great artists and great writers. They were Me, Mika, Saluselo, Athens, Meana, Maia, Katrina, Min Zin and Isabell. During the first few days, we spent time organising our ideas on what we wanted to do on the slide.

My ideas were to make a pie graph of our local pests, and also a banner. I used different colours for each slide. Our main purpose was to make it interesting, unique and entertaining.

Two more weeks are left and we will be  working on doing a voice over. I can't wait to see our amazing slide show.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Inquiry Topic: Pests

In the beginning of our topic about pests, my class had to do a K.W.L chart of what we knew about the subject. Our topic was unique and different to the other schools in the Manaiakalani Cluster. I didn't know much when I first studied Pests until my research increased my knowlege. Here is my evidence of my prior knowledge.

Then after days of research, we started writing an explanation of what we knew about pests and also facts about them too. Here was my completed task.

Why Are Pests So Environmentally Unfriendly?

Pests are animals, creatures and insects that create destruction towards the environment and towards people. They mostly create chaos in people’s houses, gardens, crops and even chew and swallow our food! This is called contamination which means that they poison our food with their diseases.

Pests are often unwanted because they transfer diseases and cause people to be ill. When pests unite, they have to be exterminated with pesticide. This is called an infestation. When they unify, they could possibly cause twice as much damage as they do alone.

Mosquitoes slurp on people's blood and cause them to have a fever or itching. This could lead them to have malaria, which makes humans vomit and give people headaches. In serious cases, it can cause your skin to turn yellow, give people seizures or even death.

People should control pests. Especially because they are extremely damaging to the environment and towards the human kind!

Friday, 24 February 2017

A Brand New Tabloids!

Last Wednesday (15.02.2017) after lunch play, the whole school gathered and lined up in front of Room 1.

We lined up because just recently, we made houses. They were Kikorangi, Kakariki, Kowai and Whero. They are all colours in Maori. Blue, (Kikorangi) Green, (Kakariki) Red, (Whero) and Yellow. (Kowai) When we lined up in our houses, our teams got split into two so there were eight teams altogether.

The reason why our teams were split up, was so they could compete against each other. After our teams were split up, we followed the teacher we were with and played an activity. My first activity was passing the tennis ball to my teammates and see how quickly we could do it.

Then we went to Mr. Reid and played soccer. After all the activities we did were over, we lined up in front of Room 1 again. Our team had a total of 35 points so we came second.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Duffy Show!!

Today, the whole school watched an amazing and entertaining Duffy Assembly. It all happened at 11:00 am after morning tea play was finished. Every class lined up in their rooms and started walking to the multi-purpose room.

Unfortunately, after the bell rang, I had to quickly rush to the staff room for tea-duties with Lupe. After we finished, we ran to the multi-purpose room to join the rest of the school and watch the show.

The show was about a super hero Global Girl who is a weather girl but also has dyslexia. She can't read so when she tries to change the weather, it turns into a disaster. Suddenly she lands on a different planet.

On Planet Earth, she meets a young boy, Duffy  who loves to read.  She asks him to help her on a mission to save the weather. He travels with her to different countries such as Australia, Tokelau and Africa.

Soon after they finish their missions, Duffy helps her to read because she didn't learn to do this in school.

It was pretty funny, but most of the time I could either not see because I was at the back, or couldn't hear because the juniors were screaming. Other than that, I liked the show because the actors were very loud and clear.

That show was one of my favourites from the last year ones.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

First Senior Syndicate Assembly For 2017!!! 😁

On Tuesday 7th February 2017, was the first ever Senior Syndicate Assembly of 2017.

Room 12 (My Class) hosted the assembly and it was amazing and entertaining. Firstly, Lupe introduced everyone to our assembly and welcomed Ms Riley because it was her first ever assembly with the senior block.

After a couple of lines from the students in Room 12, we sang our first song called 'Be Happy' by Velody. After that song, Lupe presented the certificates for people who did better than before. Vaimoana and Timote received the certificates in our class.

After the certificates were handed out to the students who were better than before, Azahar called on the dancers from each class to dance to their selected songs. Soon after this, Room 9 danced to 'Juju On That Beat.' 

Next, Rooms 10 and 11 danced to the same song as Room 9. Lastly, Room 12 danced to 'Hit The Quan.' Finally, we sang another song called 'Lean On Me.'

It was a great assembly to start the year off. 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Room 9's Senior Syndicate Assembly

On Monday, Room 9 hosted an amazing, unexpected Senior Syndicate Assembly. 

Their whole class participated in the assembly by each saying a line. Luckily, they all remembered them, but my favourite part of the assembly was the "Juju On That Beat" challenge. 

Three students from Rooms 9, 10, 11 and 12 had to dance to the song Juju On That Beat.

It was hilarious watching my friend Mika dance. Everyone enjoyed watching each class dance, even the teachers were laughing.

In the end, Room 12 won the competition and we celebrated by walking to class like role-models.