Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Weigh The WangDoodles

For Maths I played a game called 'Weigh the Wangdoodles'. I had to weigh each wangdoodle equally so that it equalled the same amount.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Sign Language T1W8

WALT: spell words using sign language

Syllabification - Spelling Practice Task

Today for spelling, I chose an activity to help me practice my spelling words. So an activity I chose was syllabification to show how many syllables there were in each spelling word.
ques-tion =2
in-ves-ti-gate =3
se-lect =2
re-ject =2
cat-e-gory =3
or-der =2
go-al =3
a-chieve =2
de-ve-lop =3
con-fe-rence =3

Our Newspaper report - Our Trip to NorthHead

Tamaki Primary Students take Devonport...
Written by: Jennifer, Taylor & Chasity
Photography by: Kyla Hansell
Tamaki primary students boat across the Waitemata Harbour as they go on a trip to North Head.

On Wednesday 12th of March 2014 Room’s 1,4,6,8,9 travelled by bus and ferry across the Waitemata Harbour to Devonport on a trip to North Head. Still remaining at Devonport Park their teacher Ms. Kyla Hansell Instructed her students to line up, so they are ready for the long walk.

As they exit the park onto the local streets, Taylor a student from her class say’s “It’s pretty Tiring walking up this mountain, but then again it’s worth it because we’ll be able to have a long rest once we’re up there.” Jennifer replied “Its a great exercise  it might be the first and last exercise I am going to have for the week.”

Students surround the cannon looking at information and also the historical sights. As themselves teachers direct students to pack up their lunches and to be ready for another Huge walk. Climbing up hills and walking down stairs a couple of Year 8 students carry younger students on their back, as they get tired. People from the community walk into night-like tunnels heading into others as they get towards the end.

photo 3 (2).JPGSome students that attended the trip said that they wanted to go through the other tunnels but they weren’t allowed as the tunnels were noted “Blocked off!..”.

As you can see in this photograph, teachers had told the children to surround the cannon as they were going to take a photo of them. Teachers called out “3,2,1 TAMAKI!..” They shouted and cheered while posing.

As time passed by everyone carried on towards the entrance of North head, they then parted into their individual classes and headed towards the ferry drop off. Room 1,4,6,9 and some of room 7 headed on the ferry, ready for the big ride, room 8 had to wait until the next ferry came, which was understandable.

As they waited room 8 students said “We had a great time and we learnt so much! It was an amazing experience!”
A ferry was near by, the security man said that room 8 could aboard the boat. Room 8 students boarded the boat along with miss Kyla. The engine started, they knew they were off across the Waitemata Harbour.

Me and Jennifer (A friend of mine) worked on a newspaper report that we wrote ourselves. We wrote an article about the trip we had at North head.

BEDMAS Google Drawing

WALT - order operations with BEDMAS

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Ordering Fractions Task

This is a task we had to do that was all about ordering fractions. There is a tip I wrote in that bubble box.

Friday, 14 March 2014


Today for Maths I had to create a BEDMAS poster to help others remember which order to complete the operations in.

WALT- realise the importance of operations....
To write and calculate arithmetic expressions (Maths Problems) using the right order of operations. 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

A Trip to NorthHead

On Wednesday, Room 8 went on a trip to North head. We bused, took a ferry and even walked up MT Victoria. The reason why we took a trip to North Head was because this term we are learning about ANZAC. It was an amazing time and I learnt that 40 prisoners were kept busy rebuilding the fortifications at North Head.

Here is a KWL chart Showing what I learnt when we were at North Head...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tuesday's Homework - Current Events T1W7

For Homework today I did an activity on current events. My current event was about 'Cyclone remnants set 'Pack a punch'.' 

This article was about a cyclone that hit Tonga which was called 'Cyclone Luci' After all that happened finished it then moved on, so now a big massive storm is heading our way and it will probably last till up to 3-4 days, it depends. 

So all I've got to say is 'Be prepared'.

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Hangman - Spelling Practise Activity

North Head

Today for spelling me and my buddy Taylor did an activity called 'Hangman'. Here is an image showing his progress.

Blog Commenting T1 W7

Today for reading our group (Royal Pages) did a blog commenting task. An Article I did was about a 22 yr old father who badly abused his 9 month year old baby, the  baby was badly injured and was immediately sent to hospital after the tragedy.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Class Reflection 2014

Friday 7th March 2014

Section 1: What I did wrong?
Today during school, I have distracted people around me which didn’t help them learn at all. To me this means I have to control myself from talking to others around me and also I have to complete tasks within the time given without distracting
Section 2: Why did I do it?
Well I think this is because people around me also distract me by talking to me which often happens once a day or nearly everyday.  
Section 3: What I can do to improve?
I can improve by sitting somewhere else when someone is talking to me or I could walk away.
Section 4: The Steps on how to improve...
- Walkaway when people talk me
- By sitting somewhere else

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Biography of Charles Upham

I did a biography on Charles Upham. Did you know that Charles Upham was a New Zealand soldier who earned the victoria cross twice  during the second world war.

Monday, 3 March 2014

A Big Welcome to Mr. Wong!!!!! Welcome to

This morning the classroom welcomed a new member to the Room 8 Whanau. His name is Mr. Wong. He introduced himself using a Google presentation, he included, facts about himself and photos of him, his family and friends. 5 facts I learnt from him were:

  •  He travelled to many countries including Hawaii, Korea (Both South and North Korea) Japan, New Zealand, China, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong
  •  He was born in New Zealand but is ethnically Chinese
  •  He likes the traditional Chinese instrument 'The Shemisen'
  •  He Enjoys the sport ' Martial Arts'
  •  He knows how to speak the Japanese Language..
Welcome to our Room 8 Whanau Mr. Wong. I hope you have an awesome time in our class during this year!!!!...

From: Chasity :)