Friday, 29 August 2014

Punctuation Activity-Writing

This week we were given a task to find out things about Culture. Once we did out Writing we had to do our Punctuation Activity. And this is what we had to do. One of these paragraphs is unedited and one of them is edited.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

What is Culture?

             What is Culture?

Culture’s are what make your country unique. There are different cultural rituals and activities for each country. Culture is seen in peoples  writing, religion, music, clothes, arts, cooking and in what they do.  In their country there are different beliefs and different values.       

Culture also includes the way you understand the world and their own lives.      
Different countries have different cultures.
For example, some older Japanese people wear kimonos, arrange flowers in vases and have tea ceremonies.

My Culture’s are New Zealander and RaroTongan. New Zealand is the place that my father is from and my mum is from RaroTonga. I am also a bit of Tahitian and Maori. I live in New Zealand. Sometimes I visit RaroTonga. Did you know that Culture has the same meaning as Nationality. What is your Culture?

My RaroTongan family always go to church. In RaroTonga there is some special things like our art, music and our cooking. My favourite RaroTongan food in rukau and taro. Rukau is made out of taro leaves. In our Country our flag has fifteen stars on it. In my culture we wear Pariues. In Samoan they call it lavalava. We wear in like a dress or you just tie it around your legs. Our traditional Art is a Tivaevae which looks like a blanket but it’s not and it has patterns on it.

My other culture is a New Zealander. My father is from New Zealand. His family is from a places called Ratihi. But now they live in Levin. Levin is by the Kapiti Coast and Wellington. They are a little bit of Maori and the rest of their culture New Zealander. And that is my Cultures


My Reading

This week our class reading groups were given a task to complete a poster about a country in Asia. My group were given a task to research things about Shanghai.

This is what we had to do:

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Storyline Tellers 2014

Here is a link to Catherine Mayo's Site

Cath is her short name. She makes Violins. She also make Violins. A person who makes Violins are named as a Luthier. She was also born in the same room as another child, her name was Penelope. Her name is a Saint name. She loves horses,beaches and gardening.  

This is a link to Jill McGregors site

Jill was born and raised in Dunedin, But now lives in the Kapiti Coast which is by Wellington and Levin. She went to Tonga for a while to be a teacher. Her book's are mostly about Pacific children and their countries.Her latest book was the Market Day, Samoa and that book was published in 2013.  Her first book was The Pig Hunt, which was published in 2000.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

1974 Commonwealth Games

Did you know that the Commonwealth Games have been hosted by Aotearoa NZ three times?  The years we have hosted are  1950,in a city of Auckland 1974,in a city of Christchurch and then in 1990 , In Auckland again. I have found out about the year 1974 and the details involving in hosting.

I've also found out about a lot of other things. This presentation below will tell you about some of the things that I have found out about.

Friday, 15 August 2014

The Commonwealth Word Search!!!

This is the Word Search I made on ABCya  < Link. 

Go Red~Part 2 & 3

This is what we had to do for Go Red Reading Part 2!

This is what I had to do for Part 3!

I give this story a 10/10 because it was interesting and you can find out how to play soccer a little bit.


Punctuation Writing~Three Little Pigs~

The is week have been doing writing. This is my writing. We had to fix up the punctuation. WALT: understand and use a range of punctuation, including full stops, capital letters, commas, exclamation marks, question marks and speech marks. one of them is unedited and was is edited. It is about the Three little pigs.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

1974 British Commonwealth Games Presentation!

In Extension we have been learning about the Commonwealth Games. We got to pick what year we were going to study on. But the thing was it had to be held in New Zealand. I decided to study on 1974 because I saw a good movie about it . Did you know that the 1990 Commonwealth games were held in Glen Innes. Where we live!

Punctuating a Paragraph!

“Go” yelled dad he was yelling at the television, while watching the boxing during the Commonwealth games. Dad was watching very intensely. David Nyika looked strong and confident.  Boom his opponent was knocked to the ground. Hooray we all shouted David won a gold medal and he is a champion now."Wow" Do you want to be a boxer when grow up?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

This is my practice Writing from this week.

This is my practice Writing from this week. One of them is edited and One is not. 
We are learning to understand and use 
a range of punctuation,including full stops,capital letters,commas,exclamation marks,question marks and speech marks

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Reading-Foot Ball

If your a fan of Foot Ball, and you want to be a coach you will need to inspire them by Saying things like Never Give up and always Keep Going.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Game On: Alphabet Key

Football Reading

This is what I have been doing in Reading. In Reading we have been learning about a girl named Alice, She plays Football.  Her Dad is the team coach.  Here is a image.

Monday, 4 August 2014

World War 1 Writing

World War 1 began on July 28, 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918. Participants from WW1 Were the British Empire Including New Zealand ,Russian Empire,America and much more. US entered the war on April 6, 1917. The Victoria cross was awarded to all of the soldiers who fought in the war.

The New Zealand and Australian troops were called the ANZACS, that is why we wear the poppy flower. Every one hundred years on the 4th of August if you have a flag you should always put it half mast. So many flags today, will be flown at half mast.

The special saying of the WW1 is “ the shot that echoed around the world”.
Now days they don’t have any wars. Mr Burts grandfather and Miss Flavelles grandfather were both a part of the World War 1. Gas was one of the most affecting and damaging weapon. I also have a recording of me at the bottom of this post.

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Friday, 1 August 2014

This is my Reading from this week

My Writing (Dictagloss)

The Commonwealth games , often known as the Friendly games, has a unique place in sporting history.  The Commonwealth is an  International multi-sport event, like the Olympics  except Athletes come from the Commonwealth countries. The Commonwealth includes Countries such as New Zealand, Pacific Islands and England.    

The first Commonwealth games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada. Eleven countries sent four hundred athletes over from their country to participate in the Commonwealth games. They took part in six sports and fifty nine events. .es every four years. However the Commonwealth games was cancelled in 1942 and 1946 because of World War two.

The multi-sport event has had many changes, even its name has had changes. From 1930 to 1950 the games have been known as the British Empire games. Later in 1970 to 1974 the games took the title of the British Commonwealth games. Finally, at the games in Edmonton, Canada in 1978 this multi-sport event changed its name to ` the Commonwealth games and that’s been its name since. This year its in Glasgow, Scotland.
Go New Zealand