Monday, 31 July 2017

Pisirina Making connections (Ta'i nga'uru)

Walt: use known times tables and +/- to solve unknown times tables.
Walt: use a number of different strategies to solve unknown multiplication problems.
This was really easy for me because I worked with my friend Amira. I can't wait for more of these Challenges.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Day #6: Native Aotearoa.

Day #6: Native Aotearoa.
Hi, guys, this is going to be my last post for the Winter Learning Journey. Anyways for this activity, I have to write a poem about me just arriving at Shag Point.
Activity 1:
File:Perbargus Point West Portholland - - 514754.jpgI’m off the boat and I set my feet into the sand. I hear the people surrounding me asking questions in another language. I smell the yummy fish they are cooking and the ones in the Sea. I look behind, Should I stay? The Villagers greet me with a Hongi and into their Village, showing me new things and facts about their culture. “Yay I shout, I finally found the home.

Image attribution: David Mitchell [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.             
Let’s Begin.
           Activity 2:
  1. Star Weave Jam: Because you can weave stars out of many materials like recycled materials.
  2. Ngā Kai o Matariki: Celebrating Māori Cuisine: because I love cooking and we also get to taste some samples of yummy food
  3. Timo Timo: Because I love hearing people sing and stories too!

Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺

File:All Blacks Haka.jpg
Image attribution: By Sonya & Jason Hills from London, UK [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

At the end of your day at Te Papa, you head to your hotel in the centre of Wellington. You are staying on Cuba Street, one of the coolest streets in the city.
Here is my opinion.
#1. Rugby World Cup 2011- All Blacks vs France.
#2. All Blacks vs South Africa 2016.
#3.World Cup 2015 – All Blacks vs Argentina

I really enjoyed and learnt a lot on the Winter Learning Journey. I can not wait until the next Summer Learning Journey or Winter Learning Journey! See you guys until the first day of Term 3!

Day #5: One Step at a Time…

Day #5: One Step at a Time…  
On the Site, it said that we had to pretend that I was lost in the middle of a forest and that I lost my group and Curious Kiwi.
File:Usnea (Old Man's Beard lichen) hanging off beech trees on Lewis Pass.jpgActivity 1:

I have no idea what to do maybe I should call out for them. “Umm, hello, Curious Kiwi” I shouted out loud. “Thump” I heard something around the corner. I was scared to look behind the bush but it was just wind pushing the rubbish. “Whew” I was relieved.

Since they are not replying, I guess I have to walk, all by myself! I was only walking for 10 minutes until I saw some Campers wait is that my group and Curious Kiwi!

Image Attribution: Pseudopanax@Wikimedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Activity 2:
For this Activity, I had to choose a Famous New Zealander and write 5
facts about your person you chose.

Name: Lorde(Stage name),Real Name: Ella.
Born: Takapuna but raised in Devonport, Auckland.
How she is famous: How she is famous is from her song she came out with called Royals in 2013.
Lorde (Ella) began performing in theatre productions at the age of 5 years.
Lorde was 17 years old when she released her song Royals. 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Day #4: Swimming with Sharks- W.L.J.- Activity.

Day #4: Swimming with Sharks.
Hi everyone, today I am going to be blogging about the Farewell Spit Whale stranding. On the Site, it said we had to explain what the locals did to try and save the Whales. So let us begin.

File:Whales on beach, Farewell Split, South Island, New Zealand.JPG

They had to keep on pouring the buckets full of water so they can still be hydrated. The locals had to keep away from their tails and keep their blow hole clear and cover them as well. They had to help over 300 beached whales. The Farewell Spit is now a graveyard of the 300 pilot whales.

Activity 2:
Day #4: Swimming with Sharks.
Hi everyone, today I am going to be blogging about a movie trailer called Whale Rider. On the Site, it said that we had to summarise the trailer and vote it on a scale of one to five. Here is my description of the trailer.
Whale Rider is about this girl named Paikea who had a twin brother. Her twin brother didn’t make it at birth. Paikea is a descendant of her ancestor Paikea. But every generation the first born son was going to lead them out of the darkness and so Paikea wanted to prove that not only the chosen people are the ones to lead their tribe but all of them could as well. I give the Trailers a 5 out of 5 because it had a true meaning behind the whole movie/trailer.

Day #4: Swimming with Sharks Bonus Activity.
Hey, guys, it’s Pisi and today I am going to be doing the Bonus Activity for Day#4. On the Site, it said that we are going to be learning about Hector’s Dolphin. I am going to be blogging about if we should stop people fishing in the Farewell Spit.

I say we should stop the fisherman because they are very rare and native. Did you know that Hector’s Dolphins only grow up to 1.5 meters, so they are the smallest Dolphins in the world? Another reason why we should stop them is that there are approximately 80 individuals left and 55 adult Hector’s Dolphins left on earth.

That is why we should Stop the Fisherman.                      

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Day #3: Wild Eyes-W.L.J.

Day #3: Wild Eyes

Hi, it’s Pisi and today I am going to be blogging about an animal. On the Site, it said that we had to go to this page and choose a bird and do some research about it.

Image Attribution: By KeresH (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

Name: Tuatara.
Type of animal: Reptile.
Weight:0.5- 1 kg.
Length: Adults are 50 cm (20 inches) long.
Skin Colour: Greenish brown so they can camouflage in the wild.

Day #3: Wild Eyes

Hi, it’s Pisi and today I am going to be blogging about if we should let predators be free or if we should trap them up and kill them. Here is m my opinions. I think that we should trap them up and kill them because…….
Activity 2

  1. People used to think that Possums only ate plants but there is research that Possums can eat eggs and chicks and I don’t want little baby chicks getting harmed.
  2. Possums also eat nectar and berries and that is what the native birds eat . So there are fewer berries for the Native Birds.
  3. If we kill the possums we can take their fur and make some clothing.

Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea-W.L.J.-Bonus Activity.

Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea
Hi, it’s Pisi and today I am going to be doing the Bonus Activity for Day #2. For this activity, I had to interview a member of my family and ask them to think about their 5 favorite outdoor activities to do. I interviewed my Older Sister, here is her response.

#1. Relaxing on a tree.
#2.Playing Sports like Netball.

I hoped you enjoyed my post.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea-WLJ

Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea
Hi, it’s Pisi and today I am going to be showing you guys my favorite place I’ve been to so far.

Activity 1:
Rangitoto Island was wonderful. It was an amazing place to go but it was a long walk up the Island. When I was hiking, I couldn’t see a thing except for trees. When I was on top of the Island I saw a Majestic View and I even saw the Sky Tower.

For this Activity, I had to ask questions to this German Sailor named Laura Dekker. Here are my 5 questions for her.
Activity 2:
  1. At my school we were learning about Sailing, What did do you use to find your destination such as a compass, sun, stars and ocean swells?

  1. What types of food do you eat while you are Sailing?

  1. How do you feel about that 800 Million Tonnes of rubbish go into the ocean?

  1. How many countries or continents have you visited?

  1. How long did it take to travel around the whole world?

Monday, 10 July 2017

Bonus Activity-WLJ

On the Site, I had to create a new flag with all the facts I  knew.

The Colours represent the national colors of Maori.The anchor represents our boats in New Zealand.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

WLJ Pure New Zealand Activity 2.

Hi, guys, it's me again (Pisi) and today I am going to be blogging about Pure New Zealand Activity 2.

Pure New Zealand. On the Site, it said that I had to watch a video and blog about it. On my blog, I had to write about one of my 5 favorite activities. Here is one of my top 5 favorite things to do in Auckland.

  1. I love going to the Rainbow’s End theme park because there are many things to do there, my favorite game there is the Log Flume.

  1. The Auckland Zoo is the best place to go if you are an animal lover like me or even eager to learn about new animals you’ve never heard about.

  1. My favourite beach to go to is Mission Bay. I love swimming in the wavy ocean especially when it is summertime.

  1. The Auckland War Memorial Museum is located in the Auckland Domain Park. I love going to this Museum because not only can we go with our family we even have school trips to this place and we get to learn more about our national culture(Maori).

  1. My last favorite place I love going is to the Sky tower to see the rest of the City up high.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Pure New Zealand, Activity 1.

Pure New Zealand. Here are some facts about New Zealand.

  1. Our country is made of Maori, Europeans, Pasifika and many more cultures.
  2. Rugby is the most famous sport in New Zealand,  the All Blacks trained so hard that they were able to win the World's Cup.
  3. A traditional greeting in Maori is called a Hongi. Maori people do a Hongi at a special occasion. A Hongi is when two people press their noses together and breathe in when they breathe in they are breathing in life.

Winter learning Journey, Keep New Zealand Beautiful. Activity 2

I find coloring in relaxing because it clears my mind when I am stressed. Here is a photo of me coloring in one of my favorite colorings books.

Winter learning Journey, Keep New Zealand Beautiful Activity 1

Keep New Zealand Beautiful.

There are many ways to keep your neighborhood neat and tidy. Here is how I would keep my neighborhood clean.

1. I would gather around as many people as I could and at least each person would've collected 10 pieces of rubbish.
2. Spread the word, You could make a poster so it would convince people to think about the environment and not only electronics.
3.If you haven't already got a garden then you should plant some flowers, it is a very good way to enhance your house and neighborhood.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Magic Squares

This week we have been adding numbers altogether. We did Magic Squares! It was really easy because I love Addition.

3D Shapes

This week we have been learning about 3d shapes.