Monday, 17 June 2019

Reading: Waltzing Matilda

Last week for reading, we started an activity. The activity was to read the poem Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Paterson. After reading the poem, we needed to get into pairs, and analyse and unpack the  the poem. With this information we then needed to go through a couple of questions. This included which version of the poem did you prefer, the original or new version? What do you think the poem was about? And what Literary Devices could the poet use to paint a vivid image in our heads? Once those questions were answered, the final step was to create a DLO that would explain what the poem was about in a summary. To help keep our ideas in order, a template DLO was given to us which we could use to store our ideas. For this activity I worked Giovanni, and we had a lot of fun.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Teaching Teachers How To Draw Using Google Drawing

On Friday after tech, Alex Nyjah and I taught a group of teachers how to use Google Drawing to create pictures, and how to use Google Slides to create animations. I along with my peers had so much fun teaching teachers, and we were very thankful for the opportunity that we were given. During the lesson, we showed everyone a presentation that we had all prepared the day before that would act as a tutorial for simple drawings. My favourite parts of the experience was meeting the teachers, and preparing the presentation as I enjoyed drawing images for examples.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Maths: Strengthening Connections To Maths Language

Today, we were given a challenge that would strengthen our maths vocabulary. In the challenge, we were given a presentation with 6 boxes. These boxes were the addition subtraction multiplication division equality inequality variables and find an answer boxes. In each box we needed to drag a whole bunch of smaller boxes with a maths vocabulary word on it into the corresponding box based on what the word meant. We would like to say thank you to Whaea Donna from Manaiakalani sharing this activity with us.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Tech: Food Tech

Today we had our second session of food tech, although today Miss Heck couldn't make it to Tamaki College, so instead we filled out a worksheet based on cooking. In the worksheet, we had two crosswords, a fill in the blank page, name the equipment, name the action, and a picture where we needed to circle each hazard. Although I would've enjoyed a regular tech session, I still had fun.

KiwiSport: Gymnastics

Yesterday we had our next session of KiwiSport this term which is gymnastics. In yesterday's lesson we did our usual floor rotations, although to mix it up we learnt a few poses, and we learnt how to properly mount the beam. We had 3 different floor rotations, upper body strength, balancing, and then a mix of different techniques. I had a lot of fun yesterday at gymnastics, and personally my favourite activities were doing dive rolls after bouncing on the trampoline, and then handstand rolls.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Reading: Literary Devices

This week, we have started to look into poetry. For a start, it was important that we knew what these literary devices are, and what they mean. Our challenge was to learn what these devices are, and to create a DLO that shows others what they are. Although there was a catch... Our teacher challenged us to use only Google Docs to create our DLO. This means we can't go to another tab to find images, or use a Google Drawing to create our own pictures. We had to stay on the one tab. In our DLO, we must show the literary device, add a picture to help describe, and a definition of the literary device. Although I had an idea that would help me create my pictures. On Google Document you can use a feature that allows you to use Google Drawing without leaving the document. With this advantage, I decided to instead of finding images and attributing them, I could draw my own to go with my examples. I had a lot of fun doing this activity, and I am excited to continue on our topic of poetry.

Here is the link to my DLO: Link