Monday, 17 December 2018

Forest life- Weekly challenges

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It would be fascinating to visit Tane Mahuta because I would get to learn more about this tall tree that stands in the Waipoua forest. It would be interesting to visit this place where many tree's surround me with nature and its environment. In fact you can find kauri tree's in Auckland, Coromandel and up in the north island. It is considered that these tree's grow here because of the nature that surrounds  with many different plants and birds.  

Part- 3 activity- Ice Ice Baby

Well we all know that the Antarctic is the coldest place on earth well not the only place. It is 1 of the very most coldest continent on this planet it is home to most of the animals that live in cold habitats. It hasn't in the antarctic for 2 million years thats 730000000 days.  A few scientist visited Antarctica to study its temperature including animals and platforms of ice there. 

Activity- 3 - Smart searching


How to be Cyber smart online

First step 

Make sure that your account is locked so that nobody can hack into your account. 
This is important so that your work, Password, Files can't be deleted this is called being cyber safety .

When your online is a good idea to be on the right site because if you are on the wrong site the teacher or caregiver can see your history and what you have been doing while online. It is also a good idea to to stay on task during learning time because it helps you learn more about being Cyber smart. 

Online texting
Make sure that if your texting someone be sure if its someone you know or seen either if its your parents, Teachers or friends it is always good to keep yourself safe. This is called Messaging strangers that you don't even know that well.
Well messaging strangers is unsafe because they might find out where you are from what age you are what you look like and your personality. 
Make sure that your parents know what you are doing because if they don't what you are doing then it is possible that you aren't being cyber safety. 

What is Cyber safety? 

Cyber safety is a time when your searching up websites that don't include inappropriate labels or sites. This is called been cyber smart but being cyber safety is being smart about what you search up or who your sharing your private information to.  

I learnt this from the information that is written on weekly activities. This has told me a lot
about being cyber smart. That's why during learning time I always stay on task. This helps me stay cybersmart. 

Activity 2- Hometown Auckland

Summer Learning Journey 

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Hi my name is Joel and I live in Panmure Auckland. The real question is what is so special about my hometown. In my community we have an amazing school which we do digital learning on smart devices. We also have the park down at Dunkirk. Dunkirk is the name of the war that happened a long time ago. Most of all we have an amazing view from the school which shows the tamaki eatery. What is more important about my home town is about the panmure bridge that was built in 1864 this was the first bridge to be made. Its material was constructed out of wood. After years of construction the bridge was finally opened to public. After all the years of constructing the bridge the panmure bridge became unstable. This is important part of Panmure history.  


Top 3 fun facts about New Zealand

Today I started my first activity on the summer learning journey. I learnt that New Zealand is a special place because of the story that tells about the north island and the south island. 
This is an important piece of information because it is part of history I am really enjoying this first activity. If you read the facts down the bottom you will see the top 3 that I picked I thought these facts were interesting because it  talks a lot about the legend behind Maui's story. 
Fact 1 
Did you know New Zealand is a special place it is where Maui fished up the south north island.
Fact 2
Did you know that the north island is referred to as Te Ika a Maui that is the meaning for Maui's fish. 
Fact 3
Did you know that Maui created the hook from the jawbone of his grandmother. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Round the Bays

This DLO talks about round the bays it explains why round the bays is so popular (But why is round the bays so popular?) Probably because of the way it was setup or probably people were interested in what was going on. Round the bays is so popular because of its population of 25,000 people who participated 2016 to right about now. I chose this activity because it was really interesting to find out why and how has round the bays become so popular over the years. This DLO tells more about how people develop there strength and skills why 25,000 people participated and took part in this event.  

Team challenge- research about a famous kiwi inventor

Today we did a team challenge which included only 4 people in each group. Our topic that we researched about was a famous kiwi inventor. As a group Nyjah, Magenta, Chavda and me agreed on the same inventor which was Bill Hamilton. We created a DLO to show how this inventor created the first jet boat. The first jet boat that was created was named after Bill Hamilton last name. We created our own characters to show a conversation between a reporter and Bill Hamilton. Today the Hamilton jet is displayed at the maritime museum. 

Monday, 10 December 2018

Auckland Gif

In this activity I created a GIF to show images of Auckland. This will be a great example for tourists who visit Auckland that travel the world. This gives tourists an oppitunity for themselves to experience what it looks like in Auckland in this GIF there will  be some popular landmarks set up to show what happens in Auckland.  

Victorian DLO

Queen Victoria DLO blurb During learning time me and Viva have been working collaboratively on a DLO about queen Victoria. We have found interesting information from online and books.  In this DLO you will find information about who queen Victoria is and how she committed to  this role of being queen. Each slide has important information about queen Victoria and how she reacted to her people as queen of britian. Viva and I have worked really hard to find extra info about what happened on that day of her coronation including her marriage.

Steampunk DLO blurb
In this activity we created a type of art called steampunk. In this activity we created our own version of steampunk art and the next step was to create a digital version. 
In this DLO you will find the definition of Steampunk which is written down at the bottom of the DLO. This explains what steampunk art is this also explains what steampunk is made of and explains more about the theme  of this artwork.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Read theory blogpost

After school I chose to go onto read theory. This gave me the oppitunity to read more and to also challenge myself to hard questions during quiz time. I have been able to answer all of the questions but sometimes i struggle to find the answer. This time I have tried my very best to answer all of the question on the passage I was so proud of myself that I got all of the questions. This has helped me read more about the passage also how the author is asking the reader a questions. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Maori battalion Timeline

In Inquiry Marieta, Magenta, Joshua and I have been learning history about the Maori battalion. We have been working collaboratively with each other to find out information about how the Pakeha and Maori fought together on the same side. 
This was an interesting topic to learn about but we managed to create a timeline that explains the events that were happening between 1914 and 1918. 

Friday, 23 November 2018

PBS- Athletics

Today PBS held Athletics day at the fields each classroom participated in the events that were setup by Tamaki College. This was an event  to prove sportsmanship, Teamwork and also to have fun. There were many obstetrical courses that classrooms competed in. LS2 started at Frisbee shootout it was really fun and everybody was enjoying their time at athletics day. My favorite obstacle course was discus I really seem to enjoy it and it was a really fun activity that was setup.  Thank You Tamaki College and staff and parents for helping out with Athletics day.  

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Whurutu- DLO- Maori

Today In Maori I created a DLO about fruit/Whrutu which is a variety of fruits on a graph. I searched up the Maori name of these fruits on moari dictionary.   

Read theory Progress

Today I have created Read theory progress graph that shows the grades that I have passed. I have wrote a description about my read theory progress. Now I am on Level 4 When I started I was on grade 2 then I went on to grade 3 and then I ended up on grade 4.  

Friday, 16 November 2018


Today I created a DLO/ T-chart about wolves we have read a book about which  was really interesting to  hear. Then I created a T chart a list of facts and myths that I know about wolves. I researched for facts if the question that I was looking for was  true.Then I answered all of the myths. 

Meerkat DLO

This is a DLO  researching about meerkats I have found information that links to Meerkats. There are 5 topics that I needed to find information about. I´ve wrote some interesting facts that explain fun facts about Meerkats. We´ve read a book  about meerkats turn it into a DLO which shows a blogpost about meerkats. 

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

WW1 questions DLO

Today I worked collaboratively with Savelina together we created 2 DLO´s that explained questions that we had to answer. We wrote down 10 questions then we chose to do question 2 and question 9. We found that these questions were interesting but also easy. Then we used resource links that will show a variety of information on each of these links. We also found out information that was linked to our topic. We worked really well and got 2 of the DLO´s done. I really enjoyed this activity because it has a lot of history to world war 1. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Alice in Wonderland book cover

Today I have drawed a new cover for Alice in wonderland. I chose Alice in wonderland because the book cover was so fascinating was just a really interesting book that needed to have a new cover. 

Book week path way

This week at PBS we are celebrating book week. Throughout this journey of reading we have been creating a DLO pathway of books that we´ve read through our childhood. Interesting stories that we have chosen for our pathway that tells an explanation about the book that we read during primary and intermediate.  My favorite book out of all of the chapter books is Cherry blossom Adventure.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Silhouette armistice day drawing

This afternoon I´ve created a silhouette drawing that explains about ww1 and lest we forget. I found images of soldiers than i traces them to make silhouettes. We will remember them.   

Tech blogpost

Today at tech the year 7´s drawed designs using a compasses. They all enjoyed practicing how to create dimentiual designs and using circles as the base of there shapes. It was great we all enjoyed creating 3D, 4D designs. 

Commemorations Day- Armistice day

Today PBS held a commemoration for Armistice day. Each class created poppies to present at the commemoration. We all got a visit from the members of the defense force  and local visitors that came to present at the commemorations of those who have represented New Zealand in the army.  We have represent the ones who have pasted during the conflict and violence of war. Everyone participated properly in the commemoration of the soldiers who went to war.  During the commemoration we all were silent and were thinking of how men went to the war. We all respected the soldiers who fought in the war. After the commemorations we will remember them.  

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Armistice Day

In Inquiry this term we have been learning about world war 1. This is a collage to tell a story about the enjoyment after world war 1 had finished. These pictures show how happy people were when the war finished this was called armistice day. It is a day after those who have come back from the war. Learning about the war is an interesting topic to research about. This is also learning about the history of those who went to fight for there country in the great war. World war 1 is called the great war because 135 countries participated in the Alies and central power.  This collage also represents families who are so glad to have there family members back home.  The war started on the 11 month on the 11 hour of the 11 year. 

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Illustration- Did I miss anything

In Reading I have created an illustration that explains a poem about Did I miss anything. I created my own characters and with using the part of the poem I created an animation that talks about my topic. This goes in time order as the poem I really enjoyed reading and creating an illustration for my learning this has helped me with my animating and also illustration.  I would like to share this with my group to give them an illustration explanation.

Blog commenting

Today I´ve been blog commenting on Troy from paparoa rangers school blog. I found many interesting blogpost the one I was interested was his DLO that he did for maths. I liked how he explained what happened in maths and I thought that it was a good way to try something new. His learning was outstanding and his thinking skills were great.  His has done an amazing job and his work makes great effort towards maths. 

Friday, 26 October 2018

Kiwi Sport boxing

Today group A,  use great skills in boxing this helped us with our fitness and sportsmanship.  Everybody participated well to our new coach Pax we all put in great effort to achieve our goals in boxing. I found boxing quite fun because it was based on practicing my crosses and jabs. This is so that if I become a boxer I can remember or the exercises this made it  helpful for me to learn how to defend myself. We also learnt how to protect our face from getting hit from our component. Thanks Pax for teaching us how to box. 

Friday, 19 October 2018

Tech Reflection

Today at Tech the year 7´s planned Idea´s for their DIY phone stand. Each of our plans were great we found interesting phone stand images on google and idea´s for our phone stand. I chose to plan a rabbit phone stand because I thought that it would be inspirational. When our plan was finished we went on tinkercad to create our 3D design of our phone stand. Well done to everybody who worked hard to create there 3D phone stands.

Kiwi Can Reflection

In Kiwi Can group, was learning how to respect each others values. Group, A talked about the different care values in our school. We talked about why it is important to have school values and rules so that we could show our younger ones a good example of respecting us as a school. This was our first session of term 4 and we seemed to be doing excellent things.
The new topic this term is respect we learnt to show respect to the school by following the rules, And respecting all students and staff at PBS. The rules of our school are, To not litter on school grounds, leaving school grounds without permission and unappropriated language or action while in school time. Our Care values are Confidence, Attitude, Respect, Excellence and innovation.   

Tinkercad Design

This is my tinkercad design that I´ve created I chose to make a rabbit phone stand because I thought it would be interesting. First I planned my idea for my design than I spent a hour creating the design. I drawed out my plan for my phone stand than I copied the picture and then started creating my 3D rabbit phone stand. Iḿ not finsied yet I just have to finish grouping the shapes into order.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Explanation Writing: How Camels have adapted to there Enviroment

How have camels adapted to their environment?

They have made Physical changes too there lives in the hot condition. Camels store water in there fat this means they can survive without water for 30 days. The desert is very hot and  temperatures can rise up to 42 degrees Celsius. At night cold temperatures means that without warm nights camels can get really cold. The camels natural habitat is the desert which is a hot place that happens to be borders made of sand. This is a great place for camels to live because it is very hot. This habitat heats the sand which makes it very hot too walk on. Weathers can easily change which can be difficult and  tough. Most weathers can damage eyesight like sand storms. This weather is considered dangerous because you can get lost or even die out in a weather like this. A sand storm is when the wind and sand combine together to form a type of weather which is called a sand storm. Camels have 3 sets of eyelids protecting them from getting sand into there eyes. They have ears which have hair in them too protect them from having any issues with hearing. They also have fat lips which helps them too bite through plants. The lips also stop the thorns from hurting them. They also have thick fur on their humps for shade and thick pads and webbing around their toes to walk on the hot sand. The nose closes and opens for breathing. The Camels drink water too help them keep hydrated on hot days. Barely there is no rain in the desert because of hot heated temperatures. People help camels to stay healthy by giving them grass, grains,  wheat and oats. This is too give them the nutrition they need so that they can survive for 30 days without water. Camels grow up too 7 inches tall this means they are making physical changes in there lives which  helps them to grow strong and healthy. Without nutrition camels would die with no hydration or food. It is hard to survive in the desert because of the hot climates that happen during hot weathers.

In Writing we have continued to write explanations. This term our topic is about how Camels have adapted to there environment. before I started righting my explanation about Camels I planned notes for idea´s to put into my Explanation. I used TIIC in my explanation which is title, Introduction, Information and conclusion. My Introduction was about how Camels have adapted to there environment the next paragraph was a desert description which explained what a desert is and climates that change the weather. I found the 3rd paragraph interesting because it was about diet and foods that help give nutrition to camels. Paragraph 2 was about physical changes that camels have helped change there bodies. The last paragraph was conclusion which I repeated some information to sum up all my ideas and gives out one key information about my topic.