Thursday, 16 August 2018

HIIT: Term 3 Week 4 | Session 2

Today, we had the second session of HIIT for week 4 of term 3. The reason as to why I did not publish a blogpost earlier is because I did not take part in the session. That's because I was sick. Although Monday is not what we are talking about. We're talking about today's session. Today we had only two exercises opposing to four. Our two exercises were push ups, and star jumps. We did at least six sets of each exercise. The session ran for at least 20 minutes, and we all had a lot of fun doing it.

Monday, 6 August 2018

HIIT: Week 3 | Session 1

Today, we had our first session for the third week of HIIT for term 2. For today's session, our exercises were high knee sprints, tap step, mountain climbers, and start jumps. We did this rotation in 4 lines of five, and ended up doing it at least 6 times each. We would do each exercise for 20 seconds, and have a 10 second break. This session of HIIT, we definitely managed to get puffed, as that is the goal for this whole program. Constantly, we were energised, and hard working to push our limits, and improve our previous records. I don't know what our next exercises will be, but I hope we will get just as energised.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Inquiry: Current Events | Pou Whenua Poles, The 1975 Maori Land March, and The Bastion Point Occupation

This week, we have been learning about New Zealand current events. These are events such as the Maori land march, and the Bastion Point Occupation. But our main focus was on Pou Whenua poles. If you don't know what they are, they are sort of like totem poles, although there are quite a few differences between the two. Pou Whenua poles are carved wooden pillars, that tell stories, and are used by Maori culture to mark territorial boundaries. There were two specific activities to do with this information, although for now I can only show one of the two. One activity that we had done with Pou Whenua Poles was to create a Venn Diagram comparing them to Totem Poles. All of these activities had to be done with a partner. So without any hesitation, Sanujan and I quickly made a pair. In the end, Sanujan and I finished these activities just in time before the deadline.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Inquiry: Career Questionnaire

Today, each and every one of us in LS2 took a quick questionnaire to see what career we could possibly do in our future. We used a website named Career Quest, to take the test. In this test, you will have answered 78 questions asking how interested you would be in doing a certain topic as a job. The test takes around 15 - 20 minutes, and gives you a series of careers depending on your answers. Next we would chose one of the careers that we liked, and share your thoughts with someone with the same results. There were quite a few careers that did interest me, but one that I am still passionate about doing is an Animator/Digital Artist. Sanujan and I ended up with the same results, so we looked around the website for some facts about the job, and how well the payroll is. Finally, we would share to the class the career we chose, and the pay it goes for a year. This was an interesting task for us, although we will be revisiting this task at the end of today.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

HIIT: Week 1 | Session 2

Today, we had our second session of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) for the first week of term 3. You may remember that we did this last term, and now it has come across to the following term. To start this term off, we began by going over our original rotation. But now we have gotten creative. Today we all chose a series of activities to put into the rotation. In the end we settled with star jumps, tap step, and high knee sprint. Next, each and everyone of us would get into lines of five where we would attempt to be in sync with everyone in front of us. For this, we would do an exercise for 30 seconds, and have a 30 second break. This would continue in the rotation that we chose for ourselves. This went on for roughly 15 minutes. Breaks included. We also had Mataio and Tiava the amazing people that they are, demonstrate the rotation, and a few warm ups. This session of HIIT was a lot of fun. The reason being that it was better to have a variety of different exercises for different muscles rather than just working on our legs, or arms. Hopefully the next session will have even more exercises, and even more challenges.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

My Term Two Holidays: Recap

For the last two weeks, our school has been having our term 2 winter holiday. Whilst we did needed to have a holiday away from school, we were also given a small challenge. That being two post 3 blogposts about our holidays at any point being, as long as we completed it during the holidays. There will be a link to those two other posts if you would like to check them.

Week 1:
During this week I mainly stayed around home for the whole of the week. There were times were we would do something a family, but most of our plans were set for week 2.

Week 2: During this week, me and other family members visited the amazing Rotorua. We were there for 3 days, and had a lot of fun. Day one was placing everything into the hotel. Day 2 was visiting Skyline to do the Luge, and the Zipline. Finally on day 3, we stayed around the hotel for a bit, and left.

Week 1 Post:

Week 1 Post:

My Term Two Holidays: Week 2

For the last two weeks, our school has been having our term 2 winter holiday. Whilst we did needed to have a holiday away from school, we were also given a small challenge. That being two post 3 blogposts about our holidays at any point being, as long as we completed it during the holidays.

Week 2:
This week has definitely been a lot better. As of Tuesday me and some other family members took a trip to Rotorua. We visited there for 3 days, from Tuesday to Thursday. The biggest highlight of the trip had to be visiting SkyLine, and doing the Luge, and the Zipline. We spent the whole of Wednesday there, going through each attraction together. We were there for the whole day, and only made it back home at around 6 o'clock in the afternoon. Then came the final day, we left to go home at 12.00 (The time where we needed to check out), and made it home at about 8 o'clock at night! That day, we didn't do anything exciting, as we rather just chilled out for the last few hours at the hotel. I had a really fun time at Rotorua, I wonder when we will be able to revisit the amazing things that we did there.