Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

                                         In Koru Games

                                                        The activity I did was football
                                             Two of my game highlights, of Koru Games.

  1.  Scoring a penalty because, I played goal keeper for my team and they normally wouldn't take a pen.
  2. Saving shots at goal because, I was in goal and about to try to save a penalty and I did saved it, then they took another shot I saved it and I didn't let a single goal in and we won the penalty shot out.
                 The thing I'm most proud of is my goal keeping because, well you know why.
       Well that was my last year at Koru Games and I will definitely miss it but it was fun while it                                                                            lasted.

Hope you enjoyed                                                                                            Written by, Trick

Friday, 8 July 2016

Te Reo

Term 2 Te Reo Reflection





Extended Abstract
I can say 1-5 words about celebrations in te Reo Maori.  
With help, I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations, using te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer a range of questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori. I can teach others these questions and answers.

In Te Reo this term I have been learning about using vocabulary around food (Kai) and celebrations (Ngā hākari)

Here are some sentences, with english translation in brackets, that I can say confidently (list 3-4).
He rā whānau ki a koe He rā whānau ki a koe He rā whānau ki a .......... He rā whānau ki a koe.

He pai ki a koe te/ngā tīhi?
He pai ki a koe te/ngā tīhi?
He pai ki a koe te/ngā tīhi?

He aha tērā?

What is that over there?

He ____________ tēnā.

That is a_______

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music… (list them below and explain what they are)
  • Melody- How the song sounds.
  • Harmony- How the singer go's with the music.
  • Rhythm- Song pace.
  • Timbre- specific instructions.
  • Form- How the song is put together.

Here is an example of my learning Musical characteristics

How my SLC went

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: What I most enjoyed was talking about my writing, because I liked talking about my short stories.

What went well and why? Just about everything.

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC? My challenge was not to embarrass myself.

What changes would you make for next time and why? not put my writing in my reading.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Reading comprehension assessment

WALT: I can use a use a wide range of comprehension strategies to understand text such as: - using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes - gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts - identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.

TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • That they are easy to use 
  • That you can get them on paper or on a Device
  • That they have been used for hundreds of years 
Who created “Senakairs?”?
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • The smart shoos have a little device in side to synchronis with google maps on your smart phone
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • They don't have to look down on you smart phone all the time
  • They don't have to miss all of the cool stuff in Barcelona
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • They need to work on the batter because it is only has a 3 hour batter life 
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • So people don't have to take there car all the time
  • the polies can ues it to track crimnuls 
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • A fitnes wach, an earpeace and a navgashinl thing all put to gether to make this earpeace speshil it can tell you if you are hungry, it can tell you if you are thersty, it can take and reseve phone calls, and it can navigat you all in one little device

TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.

A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.

Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. Snow softened the cliffs where lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.

Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the mountain's north-east flank. Packed grey and green trees rose on either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.

Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this mountain. He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind.  In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The homeless man how live

   The homeless man who lived
Hey! Buddy, Hobo Joe woke up with a wonky and strange looking man standing at his feet, no one had never stopped to give him anything before. Hobo Joe was intrigued that someone could actually be like this. The man introduced himself, he said his name was Peter. He said he was new around here and he did not have much money, but he could get Hobo Joe some food and water. Peter gave Hobo Joe a $10 note and left. He said that he would be back tomorrow. The next day Peter came back with a plate with food on it, a gigantic turkey and some juicy and crunchy apples. Hobo Joe said his pleases and thank yous, Peter then left and never came back…

                     The Hobo’s life after Peter
Hobo Joe’s life after was extremely miserable. He went down a dark path with robbing and begging for money on the side of the street. One of his most devastating robberies that landed him in prison was when he robbed the White House. Hobo Joe was stuck in prison for a couple of years and in those years he was integrated a lot. He eventually spilt the beans. When got out he didn’t know how to handle the freedom and he had no idea what to do with his life. So he just went back to what a homeless man does best, living on a street and begging and begging for money all day long. Until one day when his life turned around and he was offered a job at Mcdonald's.
                   The turn around
A couple of extraordinary years past and Hobo Joe took on his real name Thomas Wayne father of Bruce Wayne. Thomas is now in his 40s and owns one of the world's biggest companies ever Wayne Enterprises also known as Wayne Tech. Thomas, his wife Martha Wayne and his son all live in a manchun. But when Thomas and his wife and son are coming home they are greeted by a dark and shadowy figure at the end of the alleyway it was peter standing with a gun and pulled the trigger Bruce was the only Wayne left Thomas and Martha Wayne were dead. A few years past bruce owned Wayne Enterprises and went on to became the Batman…

By Joseph Trick
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