Friday last week our teachers thought that we had worked hard enough to earn a Friday full of just fun learning! In the end we needed to calculate all the tasks we did and it would show us how much points we had added up all together out of 250. It was really fun to do, we had the option to work with a buddy or individually. The most challenging slide was the riddles, it was really a brain teaser and had you thinking real hard. In the end we got through it and figured them out. My overall points out of 250 was 140 their were 2 or 3 slides I didn’t get so I just skipped them. And that was the outcome of my points.
In my opinion, I really enjoyed the Matariki Festival, we got to show off to parents what we had been working of for the past term. I enjoyed telling others what our activities were about and seeing the challenging look on their faces and also seeing the little kids enjoying themselves competing in our painting activity, There wasn’t really anything that could of went better cause everything was great.
What I thought could have gone better was if the people across us could have stopped being competitive towards us and saying things to distract us, not knowing that we worked hard on our activity. I did try and ignore because I know it was a bit of banter, but other than that the day was good and I enjoyed everything else.
For TLW we had a fashion show. Many of us had different traditional Tongan outfits that we wore. We wore them with pride and didn’t feel one bit of embarrassment. We showcased them on the runway walking down and showing what our Tongan people wear to many different occasions like Funerals, Weddings, To dance (Tau’olunga), and Church. Then we performed a dance for the whole school and ended of with a feast
On Thursday week 4 we had a Basketball tournament. We competed against many schools from around Glen Innes, There were a lot of different schools there and it was quite nerve racking. My team and I had 3 games, we lost 2 and won 1. I had a lot of fun competing against the other school, but the only thing that wasn’t really fun was when the refs wouldn’t call any of the fouls that the other teams did but other than that it was good. We got to see how other teams played and their techniques on team work. Overall I think that my team won and done well on teamwork and cheering each other on
For cybersmart this week our challenge was to write and read about blog replies. We had to read a example and then answer as if we were that person. This is also apart of our learning for cybersmart which is building and keeping smart relationships online.
Today in maths, Team Tui drew a random shape to measure its length – distance. We had to get into a group of 3 to work together to pick and create a shape. It didn ´ t have to be an ordinary shape just as long as we could measure it. We used string to measure the curvy lines and used rulers to measure the straight lines. In total the perimeter was 48.8cm which converts into 488mm.
Our cybersmart challenge was to learn about doing the right thing on Google meet. For some people who didn’t know how to use google meet now does. We learnt about how and where we should be seated which is the wall as our background and no one in our family our friends are seen walking around that could be distracting to whoever is in our call.
For maths we had to draw a perfectly round circle using a compass. We used the compass to measure how big we want the circle. The words on the outer side of the circle are words that describe the circle. The definition of a circle means infinite dots connecting to make a perfect round shape.
For Art in Team Tui room 11 did something different to the rest. Our Art task was to create a Taniwha. We had the choice to choose 3 of the stars from the Matariki cluster and fill up each space with different patterns representing each 3 and then fill the rest of the space up with any patterns you want.
For writing, Team Tui picked a topic to research about. We had the choice to get into partners so my partner was Uheina. We picked to write about the Maori Navigation. Here are three paragraphs about how, what and when Maori Navigation was used back then and what for.