Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The hobbit: The battle of five armies

Alas, the movie: The hobbit was finally out on viooz and I couldn't wait to watch it. At first it was a bit of a blur but I didn't mind, I just wanted to watch the movie. A few minutes into the movie I realized it was Spanish and I got sooo angry and I just watched penguins of Madagascar.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Hurtful Day

I wake up slightly dizzy in the morning, I felt sleepy but still wide awake and the feeling it was giving me was weird. I got up had and did my usual thing, look for the computer as I was searching the room I thought I saw what I was looking, not sure what if I were correct I bent down and pow. My lips felt lumpy painful, I quickly rushed toward the mirror and my lips was bleeding. A few days later I it cept getting dry. I told my sister about it and she laughed, I regretted looking for the computer.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Future asperations

On a Wednesday morning at Pt England there is a program called future aspirations. There are some people here see us and there names where Anthony Sameuls, Paula Fakalata, and amelia Unufe. They were telling us about there journey to how they got they're jobs, It was quite entertaining and funny.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Kowhaiwhai (From Auckland Museum) 12+

What is Kowhaiwhai?

Kowhaiwhai are beautiful painted design patterns. At first, kowhaiwhai patterns can be viewed as decoration only, but closer examination shows that they involve sophisticated mathematical precision.  These patterns include symmetry, rotation, reflection and translation.

The koru or pitau is the most basic design element of kowhaiwhai. These are curving stalks with bulbs at one end. They bear a striking resemblance to the young shoot of a native fern.

After the koru or pitau, the next main motif or pattern of kowhaiwhai is the crescent or kape. This  is characterised by a line of evenly placed white circles on the outer edge of the crescent.

The koru or pitau and the kape, are all that make up the list of basic kowhaiwhai motifs. However when used in various combinations these two patterns can create many varying designs of incredible depth.

1. Why does it say that kowhaiwhai are more than just decoration?
Because it say’s in the text (At first, kowhaiwhai patterns can be viewed as decoration only, but closer examination shows that they involve sophisticated mathematical precision)
2. Describe the two main patterns of kowhaiwhai?
The koru or pitau and the kape

An Artform

Stories that explain the origin of kowhaiwhai all say that it is an art form secondary in importance to  woodcarving (whakairo) and tattooing (ta moko). When kowhaiwhai is compared to wood-carving and tattooing, there are several contrasts.  Apart from the obvious differences of how they are created, kowhaiwhai is seen as something more temporary. It is not seen as having  lasting value, so requires no special ritual and no formal training. It is considered to be a common (noa) activity and so therefore, can be carried out by anyone.

The colours red, black and white are often the only colours that appear in kowhaiwhai patterns. Red was obtained by mixing red ochre with shark-liver oil.  Black paint was made by mixing shark oil with powdered charcoal. For white paint, taioma or pipeclay was burned then pulverised and mixed with oil.
3. Why is kowhaiwhai seen as less important than whakairo and ta moko?
(When kowhaiwhai is compared to wood-carving and tattooing, there are several contrasts.  Apart from the obvious differences of how they are created, kowhaiwhai is seen as something more temporary)
4. Do you think whakairo and ta moko was carried out by anyone?
Yes because it say’s in the text (can be carried out by anyone)

One oral account from Ngati Kahungunu, traces the origin of both wood-carving and kowhaiwhai. It tells us that:

When Whiro, Haepuru and Haematua climbed up to the second heaven to obtain carvings for their house, they were told by one of the gods that the art of decorating houses with wood carvings had already been taken away by their younger brothers. Whiro and his two friends complained to the god that they could not go begging to their younger brothers for the art, so the god showed them how to embellish a house with painted designs.
Whiro and the others then descended and adorned their own house with painted designs.( Best (1982:287-8…)

5. Why couldn't Whiro, Haepuru and Haemata get carvings for their house?

6a. sophisticated

Look at these words in the article and see if you can work out their meaning from the context. Then look up and write down the definition from the dictionary

Precision- The aim, the state or quality of being precise.
Resemblance- forming art, the state or fact of resembling; similarity.
Motif- (a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work)
Secondary- the next step, (next after the first in order, place, time,)
Temporary- a reason for something, (lasting for only a limited period of time; not permanent)
Pulverised- (reduce to fine particles)
Obtained- (get, acquire, or secure (something)
Embellished- (make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features)
Adorn- (make more beautiful or attractive)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Toi Uri

On week one of term four Ms Tito introduced us to a new game called ‘Toi Uri’. It’s a fun and exciting game when you have four dots on each side of the field and both teams have to try and get all four dots on top of each other. The aim of the game is to pass the key and use it wisely.

Firstly, to score a dot you have to have one of your team members standing on one of the dots of the opposite teams side once they’ve arrived, try and give them the ball but don’t get too close because there’s a limit between you and the scorer. Also don’t throw it too high or won’t be a score because if the scorer catches it in mid air and then lands on the dot, it’s a no goal.

Next thing you need to know is the key. The key is everything in the game, if you don’t know what I’m talking about you’ll find out, The key is the ball, the reason why it’s called the key is because it’s thrown around a lot and to throw it you need to communicate a lot with your team mate.

To find out more about this game, then search it up on google or youtube, it’s your choice. Also the game is called Toi Uri, it’s a maori game that my teacher taught me. It’s really cool and I prefer you to try it out and try to get in the game. Don’t just stand around and be a statue.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Immersion Assembly

First day of school again, I wake up in the morning nice and fresh. I get to school just in time. I walk in to class ready to pumped into the morning, I was exited about immersion assembly because you never know what the teachers have ready for you. The topic was art attack, when we got inside there where speed painting being shown on the screen and I have to say, the graphics are amazing and the shades are spectacular.

art popplet

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ways I show empathy at home

I help my brother when he get’s hurt outside, sharing food with my siblings and letting them on my psp. helping them with things like maths problems, spelling things and others. I sometimes help my big sister work in the kitchen. That’s how I show empathy at home.

Monday, August 25, 2014

life ed

In week one of term 3, class 3 attended their first session in the life education caravan to learn about what decisions we should make in life. We mainly learnt about drugs and which ones are good and which ones are bad. We also learnt what it does to us.

The body needs a lot of protein’s to work properly. it’s most fragile state is in puberty when there is a lot of stress on the body. In the life ed caravan we found out that that when you take drugs, it slows down the neurons which makes your body think slow like for e.g: there’s a man at the pedestrian and you see him so you slow and get ready to stop but that message hasn’t yet reached the brain so you keep going and by the time you stop, the man has already been hit.

We learnt that in life there are a lot of hard decisions that we come across like following your freinds and doing bad things like drugs and alcohol. If your friends start drugs then it’s best to stay away from them or else you’ll get addicted or they might hurt you one day. The best thing is to not choose drugs and have fun with your family, or end up in jail and have a miserable life.

The brain is very fragile in puberty and there’s a lot of pressure on you. drugs affect the brain by slowing down messages, making you angry, you feel emotional and changes your behavior. you sometimes forget who you are or laugh at stupid things. If you hurt yourself then you wouldn’t sense anything but later you’d feel the pain.

Conclusion: In life ed we learned something that goes like this: drugs don’t choose people, people choose drugs. james was a boy who died from drinking one whole bottle of kings. In the third session we learned that sometimes someone offers you something but you don’t know what it is so you eat it instead of using your sense’s to try and find out what it is.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Commonwealth Games Explanation

The Commonwealth games is a  competition that only Commonwealth countries can compete in. Commonwealth countries are the countries that used to be ruled by the British empire.There are 53 countries in the commonwealth games. The first Commonwealth games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada.

The Commonwealth had lots of names, in 1950 the games were known as British empire games, then it was called the British Empire and Commonwealth Games,then the British Commonwealth Games. Then in 1978, the games were held in Edmonton, Canada. That’s when they changed the name to Commonwealth Games.

Every four years, the place’s where it’s held change’s. They choose were it's held by having a vote. In 2018 it will be held in Australia’s gold coast. It’s going to be amazing and I hope I can also go their and watch the show. The Commonwealth Games for 2014 are coming to an end and I have enjoyed watching it online with my brothers.

100th anniversary of WW1

Today is Monday the 4th of august 2014, it is the 100th anniversary of WW1 and you might notice that there are flags at police stations, fire stations and other places have their flag up half way.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Wonderful Hoilday

It finally happened, the holidays were here and so was Ramadan. I felt excited about the holidays But everything didn’t go as planned, I was expecting to go somewhere nice but since Ramadan was here we it couldn’t happen so most of the holidays I was in inside doing normal stuff like monopoly or games. I went on my PSP the most and played my favourite game, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean and since I had already finished the whole game I was collecting souvenir bottles to unlock models but for some reason I couldn't get the last model. The level had a lot of places, maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough.

A few days later I enter the cabin shop and find something called extras, I click the x button and some pretty cool stuff appear. There was a banana sword, 2 4 6 8 and 10 x stud multiplier and a whole lot of other stuff, But I didn’t have enough studs so I got the 2 x stud multiplier and
big heads to make the game a bit funnier. After I got all the extras it was week two of the holiday and something bad happened, I lost all my progress.

Then the final day came and we hadn’t gone anywhere in the whole holiday so we went somewhere. Sure it was raining but weren’t gonna let a little rain ruin our day, once we got out on the road the clouds started to clear. “Looks like I was right” I told my sister, Hajira and as I said earlier. It was ramadan and of course we were fasting so me and my brothers and sisters had already thought that through. we made 12 mini bite size baby cakes for a treat and then we went to West Gate to buy some things. First we went to Number One Shoes to buy some shoes for my big sis Haji, Nandos was our next stop. Nandos is a restaurant full of hot and spicey food, the most common word they use is peri peri. this time we tried some new food like the pita wrap and boy was it delish.

our day ended at a park in new lynn. we ate our food then went for a play around. But it was soon time to go home so we hopped into the car to go home sleep. Tomorrow is school and I’m looking forward to it. But the holidays ending always gives kids a strange feeling like you want to go to school but at the same time you don’t.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Commonwealth maths

Commonwealth Maths
How fast is Usain Bolt?
The World’s Fastest Man

Usain Bolt holds the 100m World Record at 9.58 seconds.
1. Going at that speed, how long would it take him to run:
(a) 1km (1000m)
 (b) 1 mile (1600 metres) (1.6km)
(c) A marathon (26.2 miles)

2.  What is his speed in
(a) Metres per second
(b) Miles per hour

common wealth sports popplet

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Crazy soccer skills

Hi my name is Mosa and I'm obsessed with soccer. I found a video that I know will blow your mind to the highest limit, what your about to see was made by these soccer pro's who did some pretty awesome moves. anyway let's watch.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

my school social scenario part 2

part 2 : As the car dragged itself to school my dad was worried that the car might not through the snow with a heave and a push the car slowly made it’s way to school. After school I was playing video games, when all of a sudden my mum burst telling me to get ready for the school social at 6:30 so I throw myself into the bath, have a quick shower. I brush my teeth quick as lightning and go to my room to prepare my costume but as I was speeding down the hall, something flew into my mind. I didn’t have a costume or anything else to wear, so I pleaded with my mum to try and convince her to take me to the sylvia park to buy a costume, eventually she gave in and took me. when we arrived a nerve wracking shock hit me, the shop was closed. I was so angry I almost swore but there was no time for swearing. We went to a different shop and luckily they were open but when we went to the counter to ask if they had any costumes but there was a problem, he was all out, “what about normal clothes” I asked. where not getting any until next week. I was steaming with anger but there were still a lot of shops to look at so we marched on forward. After running around looking for something to wear I felt like I was going to explode so I decided to just leave it and go home.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Kiwi Kids News - W7

Kiwi kids news - Week 7
1. A trust has been launched to oversee an important New Zealand anniversary in 2019. What will New Zealand be celebrating?
a. 150 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ
b. 250 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ
c. 350 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ

2. Who did Brazil play in their opening game of the World Cup?
• a. England
• b. Chile
• c. Croatia

3. What caused the Auckland Harbour bridge to be temporarily closed last week?
• a. high winds affecting traffic
• b. repair work
• c. road workers protesting against a wage decrease

4. At which venue is the national Fieldays agricultural show held each year?
• a. Claudelands Showgrounds
• b. Mystery Creek
• c. the Hamilton Rose Gardens

5. In which country was the main airport attacked by terrorists?
• a. India
• b. Pakistan
• c. Egypt

6. Why has Dan Carter been in the news recently?
• a. he is returning to NZ rugby
• b. he has announced he will be playing for a rugby club in Japan this season
• c. he is planning to switch the position he plays in

7. Why has the head boy at Marlborough Boys College been hailed as a hero?
•a. he dragged a women from a burning house
•b. he has donated a kidney to a fellow student
•c. he helped rescue a girl who was being swept down a swollen river

8. What is the main language spoken on the island of Santorini?
9. What is the name of New Zealand’s base in Antarctica that is getting a $3.9 million refurbishment?
• a. Hillary Base
• b. Scott Base
• c. Kiwi Base

10.True or false, after being found guilty of filing a false donations declaration John Banks has resigned as an MP?

11.Why has Wellington’s version of the “Hollywood” sign been given a revamp?
• a. it was damaged in high winds
• b. it has been painted a different colour after motorists complained it was too distracting
• c. the W has been changed to a V to promote a new movie

12.How much money is Kim Dotcom offering as a reward for anyone who can provide information that will help his court case?
• a. $500,000 b. $5 million c. $10 million

13.True or false, Christchurch has announced it will no longer fund the Ellerslie Flower  Show?

14.Why was the Solomon Islands in the news last week?
•a. an outbreak of diarrhoea is creating a health crisis
•b. rioting has broken out at their only prison
•c. John Key has visited and committed an extra $2 million in emergency funding

15.What type of transport is going to be removed from the Wellington streets following a decision by the city council?
• a. skateboards
• b. trolley buses
• c. mobility scooters

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

my rapid rush to school scenario, part 1

Mosa part 1 : I woke up to the brisk cold morning to find my own window frozen, I rapidly rushed outside and saw a blanket of snow covering the white frosted ground but with all the excitement I almost forgot about school, so I scampered down the hallway to wake up my dad. After that I got ready and started to clear the driveway with the shovel while listening to music on my cellphone. By the time my dad came out I was done, but we still had plenty of time left so we had a snow ball war. My dad won because he made the biggest snow ball. We then piled into the car but the car wouldn't start. It took us 5 tries to realize the problem. The engine was icy cold so my dad put boiling hot water over it and then he gave me the signal to start the car. A roaring blast came from engine and we were off, of course we were late, but luckily not that late.

Monday, June 9, 2014

triangle addition

Kiwi Kids News - W5

Kiwi kids news - Week 6

1. Which industry is considered to be the deadliest in New Zealand?
• a. fishing b. forestry c. dairy farming

2. True or false, the Government will introduce a new policy later this month which will require tourists to sit a driving test before being allowed to drive in New Zealand?

3. Which country is facing allegations of bribery after winning the rights to host the 2022 football World Cup? • a. Australia b. Japan c. Qatar

4. What have police announced they will be introducing to combat speeding?
• a. 200 new road patrol officers that will target known speeding areas
• b. new digital speed cameras that will be introduced across the country
• c. a new law allowing them to confiscate cars from drivers who receive more than two speeding fines in a week

5. The Taliban terrorist group released a video showing the return of a captured American
soldier to US forces. What did they swap him for?
• a. five Taliban members that were detained by the US
• b. weapons - guns and explosives
• c. two Black Hawk helicopters

6. Who said the following in an interview last week: “Here’s the thing, if we are not in it we will never be in it ever again”?
• a. John Key (politician)
• b. Peter Jackson (movie director)
• c. Grant Dalton (sailor)

7. Why has a Coromandel dairy farmer received a $52,500 fine recently?
• a. discharging effluent into a waterway that flows into a harbour
• b. for not providing enough feed for his animals
• c. using water from a local river from irrigation without council consent

5. The Taliban terrorist group released a video showing the return of a captured American
soldier to US forces. What did they swap him for?
• a. five Taliban members that were detained by the US
• b. weapons - guns and explosives
• c. two Black Hawk helicopters

6. Who said the following in an interview last week: “Here’s the thing, if we are not in it we will never be in it ever again”?
• a. John Key (politician)
• b. Peter Jackson (movie director)
• c. Grant Dalton (sailor)

7. Why has a Coromandel dairy farmer received a $52,500 fine recently?
• a. discharging effluent into a waterway that flows into a harbour
• b. for not providing enough feed for his animals
• c. using water from a local river from irrigation without council consent

13.True or false, Nigeria has banned protests in the capital by supporters of the 200 kidnapped schoolgirls?

14.How many states does the United States have?
• a. 48
• b. 50
• c. 52

15.Basketball hero Steven Adams returned home to New Zealand last week after his team Oklahoma City Thunder were knocked out of the competition. What food did he say he was craving when he arrived?
• a. a pie
• b. roast lamb
• c. fish and chips

popplet on the word cold

Thursday, June 5, 2014

My mum calls me Charlie by Annais Allen

Referring to the title of the text what do you think the text is about?
it’s about a girl who wants to be called a different name.
Why was the young girls grandad upset?
because Charlie’s mum left for a long time.
Who had grandad rung to take care of the young girl, for what reason had he done this?
The Social Welfare to get someone younger to keep an eye on him.
Who are the social welfare? What is their role in society?
A group of people who help people in need. they support services in New Zealand. Disability assistance, Invalid's Benefit, Sickness Benefit, child support, family and etc.
Where do you think mum had gone? What do you think is happening in the story?
Mum had gone to work and left charlie at grandad’s so that he couldn’t get in the way of things.
The adults were talking all night, what are some of the topics you think they might have been discussing?
They discussing thing’s about how charlie’s future was going to be, like for e.g: where to live.
For what reason do you think they discussed not belonging in Auckland?
Because of their surroundings and places.
Who is Maria, what role does she have in this situation?
Maria is the twenty five year old cousin in the story.
We know there are people who come to stay in Maria’s house, who are these people?
Teia, Sara, Aunty mere, and Tina's dog and sometimes other people came to stay for a night or longer.
Design and create a bookmark, on one side of the bookmark write down interesting words you come across that you have not seen before.
A glossary is like a small dictionary found on the back of some books. It allows you to look up the meaning of unusual words you come across in your book.

Find 5 unusual words from the book you are reading.
1. Tuwharetoa

2. Ngapuhi

3. Bilingual

4. Turi Turi

5. Tamihana

Create your own glossary, by writing down the word and the meaning of the word next to it. For example..
My glossary: TuriTuri wahine ma
Gremlin: Woman be quiet and let this boy speak

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

maths practice

95 divided by 5=19
50 45
50 divided by 5=10
45 divided by 5=9

30 divided by 2=15
20 10
20 divided by 2=10
10 divided by 2=5

40 divided by 4=10

78 divided by 6=13
60 18
60 divided by 6=10
18 divided by 6=3

52 divided by 2=14
20 32
20 divided by 2=10
32 divided by 8=4

90 divided by 5 =18
50 40
50 divided by 5=10
40 divided by 5=8