Wednesday, 30 November 2016

My Interactive Piano: Scratch.

This is my scratch project I made. It is an interactive piano with sounds if you click on the black keys. I made this in a few hours and I wanted to share it on my blog. Press on 123456789 keys to play the next keyboard.

Latham: Positive Attitude Video.

For my gold care awards I created this video explaining how to show a positive attitude in class. I had lots of fun creating this and hopefully it gives a great example.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dear T1 Latham- 2016

LI: To reflect on personal goals set in term 1.

Dear Term 1 Latham,
I showed confidence and sportsmanship this year. I presented every week with confidence and could speak very clearly into the microphone! I reached my yearly goal of becoming a leader and helping people with computers and technology. I entered a movie competition and reached a great position. I can’t believe how fast this year has come and I am really excited to start college next year. Even if I didn’t reach 1st place in my goal, I am willing to try again next year with Edgewaters film club! I am really happy I reached 500 blog posts this year,
see you again sometime.
From Term 4 Latham- 2016

I wrote this letter to my term 1 self and explained how the year went this year and how I reached my yearly goal of becoming a manaiakalani leader.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Hundertwasser Art Project.


Today I completed my art project. We based our art on an artist by the name of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He was an Austrian man who made the hundertwasser toilets up north in New Zealand! My art includes 2 3D houses, rain drops, and a lot more! I have a challenge... Can you spot the 4 faces hidden somewhere in the picture? I look forward to doing more art projects like this!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Pigeon DLO.

For reading we focused on pigeons for a couple of weeks! Lyndon, Cecillia, Jessie, Juanita, Ma'ata and Harlem were in my group called group D. Did you know that pigeons can start mating and can reproduce (make babies) from the age of 7 months! We made this presentation for all our information on pigeons, also we stated why pigeons are pests and added information about Cher Ami who was a famous pigeon in WW1 and she saved over 100 soldiers by carrying a message over the front line.

Hockey T4 W7

Yesterday at hockey we practiced juggling the ball on the stick and dribbling the ball. We started by dribbling, for that we played a game were you have to dribble your own ball whilst stealing and hitting other peoples balls out. When there are only a few players left sharks are able to come in and they just need to hit the balls out of the court! After that we had to juggle the ball on our sticks and count how many bounces we can get in a minute. After that we had a challenge were as soon as we drop the ball we have to sit down! I had heaps of fun and I can't wait for next weeks session!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Godwit Migration Storyboard.

Made with Storyboard That
 For our godwit inquiry us year 8's made this storyboard about the godwit migration. My storyboard is a quick story about the godwits and they migrate from Tahuna Torea in New Zealand all the way to Alaska. It normally takes 8 or more days to fly and regather fuel for the long trip upon the way.
Also to read the storyboard up close click on the image!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Dialogue DLO.

For writing we are focusing on Speech Marks. I made this DLO to show how to use them and what other words you can use instead of using said. That is called a synonym, for example you can have big and call it Gigantic, or like me you can call it Prodigious! I had a lot of fun experimenting with new words and ways to make dialogue in storys or novels interesting.

Reading Knowledge Game.

For reading I played this game to test my reading skills. The topic in the game was about how squirrels collect nuts and where they find them. You need to read the story then answer the questions, you need to roll the dice to go to the next part of the story. I had a lot of fun playing this game and testing my knowledge.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

5 Minute Recount W Sylis.

It was cold, my feet at the surface of the sea. There was no hope at all, Then out of the blue I saw a helicopter. My heart raced, I tried my best to swim up. “We are coming just stay calm” Yelled a man from the, A rope then lowered and someone grabbed me, “Was I gonna be saved” I asked myself. I felt my heart drop, the sudden beat as if it was going to explode! I felt as if I was not going to survive, Then I fell asleep. I could faintly hear my father yelling, “You can’t let him go….”. I woke up in the hospital with my family near by. Grabbing a hold of my mums hand, I felt as if I was surrounded by light. I was fine, I was safe.

For writing we had to sit back to back and write a 5 minute recount. I worked with Sylis, we had a lot of fun describing ways of drowning. Our story is about a boy stuck at sea, in the current and he passes out and goes into death's row.

Monday, 14 November 2016

The Shake Out Results.

Today we found out the results for my movie the Shakeout which I entered in the Outlook for Someday challenge. Unfortunately we did not make the on of 20 winners but at least we were shortlisted! At the start of the competition there were over 116 competitors and we made it down to 39 films! I am really proud of my group who acted for this, my mum for helping with the emails, Mr Wong for all the help with editing and getting my film to the people and to Mrs Anderson for showing me the competition and for helping with everything. Thanks for all your support and I really appreciate the support from around the school.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Godwit Popplet.

For inquiry we are focusing on Bar Tailed Godwits. Reon, Thomas and I have created this Popplet about their diets, appearance and the predators that hunt for them.  We did this activity so we could have a better understanding of what the godwit is and what they eat, who their predator's they are hunted by. I had lots of fun and I really enjoy researching for this topic. 

Monday, 7 November 2016

Paper Planes Measurement.

Today for maths we measured how far the plane flew. After that  everyone group had to choose which persons plane was the best and recreate it. Everybody's group paper plane was tested. We had heaps of fun testing them out. Thomas had won the class test with his groups plane, I am happy with how far my groups plane flew and can't wait to do this activity again.

Recount Quiz.

For writing we are focusing on recounts. We took this quiz to see how much we really knew about recounts. After taking the quiz I pressed finish and I am so relieved I got 10 out of 10! It is good to be able to challenge and see how much you really know. To try the quiz yourself here is the link:

Friday, 4 November 2016

Pigeon Multi Modal Site.

For reading Mrs Anderson created a multi modal pigeon site! For reading we are focusing on pigeons and how they work the pigeon post. On this site you can listen to audio about the pigeons or watch videos. To find this site here is the link:

Paper Planes Collage.

For maths our class had the most fun activity ever! We had to get into our groups and all make a paper plane. We could use any type of template or one from the top of our heads. After we made them we were able to test them on the park, LS2 or the field. My plane went very far, when I tried it inside it swifted across the room like a bird! I enjoyed this type of learning and would love to do it again!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Red Baron Timeline.

I have created this timeline about Manfred von Richthofen who was the pilot who flew the famous WW1 plane, the Red Baron. It's interesting that a bunch of Aussies claimed in WW1 to have been the people who shot down the Baron.
I used lucidchart to 

500 Blog Posts!

On Friday I reached 500 blog posts! Out of all my blog posts for every year I have reached this awesome achievement! As one of the Manaiakalani leaders and to have reached this amount of posts is amazing.

Thanks to Mrs Anderson for creating a 500 blog posts award GIF for everyone who has reached this achievement!

Jean Batten Timeline.

Thomas and I have created this timeline about Jean Batten. For inquiry this term we are focusing on flight, it was fun and quite interesting to research about her and her life.

The Shakeout Movie: Full movie.

This is my completed and sent in film that I made and have entered in the Outlook for Someday challenge. It has been shortlisted and I am so happy that this came out like this. Thanks to all my actors who did a fabulous job!
Here is the link to watch it: