Sunday, 28 May 2017

Reading From The Past

The article Leanah and I read today was called "Righting The Wrongs". It was talking about how the Chinese people couldn't enter New Zealand without paying a poll tax. At first it was $10 and then the Prime Minister moved it to $100. In 2002 on February, Helen Clark gave the Chinese an apology for what had happened to their kind years ago. I found this story pretty interesting and full of information from the past.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

This Is Tonga!

This term our inquiry topic is on Tonga. There was only one Tongan and the rest of us were Maori. My group had a lot of fun creating this and learning new things though. I loved to research about the monarchy.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Terevaka And His Opportunities

On Monday last week, Leanah and I read a book called 'Terevaka'. The main message in this story was that if you explore then you'll be able to find opportunities you wouldn't find if you back home. I really enjoyed this story. The characters, how they broke the news to him and the artwork! I would like to read another story like that.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Teamwork Makes It Work

For writing we had to choose two other people beside our self to work with to create a poem about ANZAC Day. I was working with Dominic and Brazie. We had a few disagreements and arguments but I still had fun creating this and I bet the other two did too! 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

ANZAC Knowledge

For inquiry we had to turn seven questions that relate to ANZAC into statements. This was easy to complete especially with the resources we were given. I learned new information I hadn't already known. 
What do you do for ANZAC Day? Do you do what I do, act like it is a normal day or do you bake cookies, go to parades or throw parties?

Monday, 10 April 2017

Reading Time! Jack's Auntie And Her Long Brown Hair

This morning Leanah and I were reading a short poem called Jack's Auntie And Her Long Brown Hair.
The message of the story is that the auntie had cancer and the medicine they gave her made her hair fall out. That gave her the opportunity to try different hats and different wigs while having fun. In the end she got her long, brown hair back.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

ANZAC Day Soon

As you all know ANZAC Day is coming up soon and ANZAC is our new inquiry and writing topic for this week. We had to write a cinquain poem about ANZAC. A cinquain poem has five lines, the first one is the title, the second has two words describing the title, the third line has three doing words, the fourth describes your expression and the fifth has one word which would be a synonym for the title. This activity was really fun and easy to complete.