Friday, 16 December 2016

2016 Reflection

This is a collage showcasing the events that happened in 2016. I really enjoyed this year because we worked in a new learning space and we had a mixed class. I am going to really miss this school because I wont be able to see some of my friends. My favorite part for this year was going on a trip with the whole class. 


On 14 December the year 8's had their first graduation held at Pakuranga Sailing Club.  First we got the opportunity to take photos followed by dinner.  After dinner we were handed our  graduation certificates.  Lastly we had the dance.  I think that everyone really enjoyed graduation and will miss PBS.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The Labyrinth

For the past 2 days we have been doing a film study on The labyrinth. The reason why we were doing this was because David Bowie was acting in this movie and he just passed away early this year. We looked at some of the shots they did and some clues in the movie. In the DLO above it shows all the characters and my favourite part. I really enjoyed this movie because it was really funny and there were lots of different characters. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Maths ( Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To )

For todays math we have been looking at Grater than, Less than and equal to. One way that made me recognizes the difference is ( < ) this is less than because the point of this is small and ( > ) this is greater than because the big side is facing this side. We had to complete these question to get a bit of practice on how these work. I really found this easy because I already knew about these things. I also found interesting that none of the equations needed an equal sign. 

Tahuna Torea

Here is my prezi about our trip to Tahuna Torea. The reason why we went on this trip was because it was linked to our topic flight and all senior classes had been looking at the Godwit / Kuaka. The view was really beautiful and we saw lots of interesting things. I also enjoyed playing on the park because there were lots of playground equitment to go on. I really enjoyed playing on the high ropes, the swings and the swirly thing. I really enjoyed my time here. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Photo Collage @ TC

This is a photo collage on what we did on Friday. This collage tells a story in time order on what we did. We first had a revise on the scientific words like hypothesis, variables,  and way more. My hypothesis was that I thought my straw rocket would go far, but when it was time to test it out my straw rocket didn't go as far as I wanted it to go. My favorite part was after lunch when we were going to make a real rockets and launch them with real engines. We didn't get to finish them so we are going to finish them this friday. 

Kuaka Migration - Reading

For the next 2 weeks of school we will be working on a multi-model. The task is about the Kuaka Migration. In today's session we were using our prior knowledge ( facts we already know ). We had to find out some ways of how people might of traveled today, 30 years ago and 100 years ago. We had to use our own knowledge so that we can understand what we are doing.  We also looked back at our question matrix and changed some questions and finished in the gaps that had nothing. I think this was a good way of learning because we all worked as a group and we all understood our learning that was going on.