Tuesday, 22 March 2016

My Explanation

My Reflection:

I have been learning to write an explanation. The topic we were writing about was gender rolls in Maori culture. There were different steps, first I had to plan, next I had to draft, then I shared my work and saw a teacher to type it up, and then I edited and put it on my blog. I found it easy because I planned lots before I started drafting. My next step is to choose my own topic to use to write an explanation.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Term 1 Week 7

Last week and this week on Thursdays we have been learning to speak Maori. We learned to say how we feel, we also learnt how to tell people who other people are.

We learnt different feelings we might feel. We used Maori dictionary to find out how to say Maori words in English. Some of them were Happy Harikoa, Sleepy Hiamoe, Excited Hiamo, Scared hopi, Hot Wera and Cold Makariri.

We learnt how to ask people who they are in week 6. Here is an example of a conversation:

Maori Translation:
"Ko wai ahau?" said Bob
"Ko John ahau," said John
"Ko wai ahau?" said John
"Ko Bob ahau," said Bob

English Translation:
"Who are you?" said Bob
"I am John," said John
"Who are you?" said John
"I am Bob," said Bob

We learnt how to ask people how they felt in week 6. Here is an example of a conversation:

Maori Translation:
"Kei te pehea koe?" said Bob
"Kei te pouri ahau," said John
"Kei te pehea koe?" said John
"Kei te riri ahau," said Bob

English Translation:
"How are you?" said Bob
"I am sad," said John
"How are you?" said John
"I am angry," said Bob

The other word we learnt was ingoa, which means name.

We will be learning more Maori through out the year, but this is all we have learnt so far in Room 20.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Identifying Bias

I chose these parts because Koro Apirina was mad at Kahu when she couldn't help it. They seemed unfair and 'bias'.

My Reflection:

I am learning about Bias. In this activity I had to find the parts where Koro Apirana was angry at Kahu for no reason. This activity was easy and fact even though I wasn't at school on the main day that we learnt about it. My next step is to find the non-bias and make the activity more challenging.

Friday, 4 March 2016

My Peer Mediator Process

My Reflection:
I have been learning how to be a Peer Mediator and use those skills to solve problems outside of school. We had a script and we performed a little skit with 2 people fighting and a Peer Mediator coming and helping solve the problem. In this video I was the Peer Mediator. First I introduced myself, then I asked if they wanted help to solve the problem, then I told them the 4 rules; no interrupting, no name calling or put downs, be as honest as you can and try to solve the problem. After they agreed, I ask the first person what happened and how they felt, then I did the same with the other person. Then I asked how the problem could be solved and then they solved it! Finally, they shook hands and were friends again! 

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Term 1 Week 5

This term we have been doing something called Youthtown. Youthtown is a type of sports community that goes around to schools and plays games and sports with us. We have played a game called Capture the Flag with them.

Capture the Flag is a game when you are in teams and you have a territory, if someone from a different team comes into your territory, you have to tag them before they reach the ball (flag) or they might be saving someone that has already has been tagged, because if you get tagged you can't move unless someone from your team comes in and links arms/hands then you go back to your territory.

Sometimes the territories look like this, which is 2 territories:

Sometimes the territories look like this, which is 4 territories:

Youthtown is alot fun, and the staff have funny names like Megatron and B-rad. They have lots more fun games and they have cool orange shirts. They also have a cool van.

We have also been doing some cool art, by making portraits of ourselvs with different designs in squares, close together patterns made it dark and far apart made it light. We used the different shades to make our pictures. None of us have finished yet, but it's going to look very cool!

So that's what we have done so far in term 1, and we've got lots more that we have done and we will be working on.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Favourite Sports of Students in Room 20

  • Some of the most favourite sports in Room 20 was Swimming, archery and soccer.
  • There were heaps of sports with 0, some of then were Netball, Basketball, sailing and hockey.

My Reflection:

I am learning how to make graphs in Room 20. The first step was talking about Asking a question, then collecting data, then organizing, then displaying, then analyzing. This means choosing a question, then asking everyone and collecting their answers (data) and  then setting it up so you can read it properly (organizing) then displaying, then getting the answers and sharing (analyzing). We made some graphs using our bodies, with questions like What is you Favourite Color? and stuff like that. Then we learnt how to make a graph on the computers. I found this quite easy because I've had experience. My next step is to make another graph that is more complex and awesome!