Monday, 29 August 2016

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:
  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging was identifying the sentences.

Something new I learnt was what different types of sentences mean.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Peer Mediation Can Do 15

Today I did peer mediation. We had a meeting for the people doing te hapua so they could change because they couldn't do it on Friday because of te hapua but my group hasn't changed yet but that is good because I like my group and they turn up most o the time so I am happy. I showed respect by not walking through peoples games so that I don't interrupt them. I was also showing integrity by not just letting Elizabeth do all the work.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Kapa Haka Can Do 14

On Friday we did kapa haka and we have started to do way longer practices because the cultural festival is coming up. We went through our performance a few times and the last time some of the staff members came to watch. We also got our uniforms and tried them on and while some people were doing that we sang some cool songs. I showed leadership by not being annoying while everyone was getting their uniforms. I showed excellence by waiting quietly until I got my uniform.

Peer Mediation Can Do 13

Today I did peer mediation and it worked way better because the peer mediators (some of them) went to the junior assembly and told them what we do and what we look like so people came up to us instead of us having to ask them. I showed Leadership by reminding my group that our peer mediation is that day and I showed respect by not laughing at the peoples problems.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Kapa Haka Can Do 12

Today we practiced for way longer than usual because the cultural festival is coming up. The back row of girls had to practice even more. I showed leadership by trying my best for the practices. I showed respect by listening to the teachers/Leaders of the kapa haka when they were talking.

Peer Mediation Excellence Can Do 11

On Wednesday I did peer mediation and we solved a problem but we couldn't record it on the I Pad because its broken. I showed leadership by asking my group to do it/reminding them because they might forget. I showed excellence for showing up on time and doing it all the way through my time.

Thursday, 4 August 2016


This is our reading follow up we had to read two articles and write about them then decide witch one YOU thought was best.

WALT: Apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are, thinking on the spot, and making something up.

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at is, making my act more enthusiastic.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was learning all the fun games and doing them and watching others do it because I like a bit of funny moments and stuff.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was that the audience tells you what to act because this would mean you would NOT Be able to practice.

My favorite improvisation game was family photo because we could chose the setting.

My next step/ something I need to work on further  in improvisation is letting the audience choose what for me to do just like normal improv people do because I could learn what it was actually like.

Peer mediation Can do 10

Today I did peer mediation and it was easy because we didn't have to use the field because it was shut. We solved a couple problems but we couldn't solve them because the i pad is broken. I showed leadership by solving the problems and not just ignoring the little kids that had the little tiny problems. I think I showed active thinking because I remembered my duty.
WALT: I can recognize and understand the features and structures of a wide variety of text types and forms.

The text types that we studied were:
  • Poems.
  • Stories/ narratives.
  • Articles
  • Websites

  1. Each text type has different structures and features because: The stories are different genres and if they were the same they would become boring because people like stuff that are different.

  1. Two text types that I have enjoyed learning about are websites and poems