Friday, 25 September 2015


Today at Technology, we were in the Graphics class with Mr pineda. Today we were going to do some word art. So for almost the whole class, we drew some word art. At the beginning of class, he did the roll call, and then he handed out some pieces of paper to do the word art on. Doing the word art was a little bit tricky, because I had never drew word art before.
After class, we walked back to school.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Science - Room 8

Today, my class and I went to Room 7 and 8 at our school to learn about Science. First we went to Room 8. Their topic was Sound. First we talked about matter. 
Matter is everything that has mass and occupies space. There are three states of matter - Solids, Liquids and Gases. 
Solids are something that are hard, and the molecules are packed tightly together. 
In liquids, the molecules are loosely packed.
In Gas, the molecules bounce around.
Then, we went on to the experiments. There we 5 experiments, all related to sound. Two of them involved playing water as instruments. The other experiments included communication with two cups and a piece of string, making sound with a container and rubber bands, amplifying using a balloon, and tapping/blowing on beakers and test tubes filled with different measurements of water to expose different sounds. These were the experiments that we did. These were really fun. Then we did a quiz on the mat.
I learnt that sound vibrates at different speeds, and that there are things that can alter the way sound is heard.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was the former President of South Africa. His birth name was Rolihlahla Mandela, but his school teacher called him Nelson. 

He was born on the 18 of July in 1918, in the village of  Mvezo in South Africa. He died on the 5 of December in 2013, 95 years of age. His cause of death was a respiratory system infection. 

Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, minister and philanthropist who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He made a difference in the world. He was one of the first ANC members, Also known as the African National Congress. He had three wives before he died and he also had 6 children. He was imprisoned a number of times, particularly for standing up against a government that was committing egregious human rights abuse against black South Africans. The longest he was in prisoned  was about 27 years. Four years after he was released in 1990, he became the president of South Africa. 

He is known all over the world for protesting for his people and believing in an anti-apartheid country. He was, and still is, an icon and role model of South Africa. He has inspired me to do right and to believe. I hope he has inspired you too.

Here are some quotes.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Current Events

Christchurch police officers have helped a mother duck and her ducklings cross a busy intersection near the Christchurch Hospital. Video footage shows the police officers following the ducks to make sure that they don’t get hurt or run over. The officers were returning from a meeting when they saw the ducks.

One of the police officers said “ The intersections were busy, so in order to avoid the duck and ducklings getting hurt or preventing any road incidents caused by drivers trying to avoid them we took action to stop the cars and ensure that they reached their watering hole safely.”

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Kiwi Can Session 3.9.15

Today, we had Kiwi Can. This time it was in the Hall. The topic was Dealing with Challenges and our theme was resilience. It was only Mr Numia here today, because Miss Tuia was sick. They also did not come last week. For our energiser, we played a game called Hand Circle. Each of us sat in a tight circle and placed our hands on the floor. Our left hand went under the next person’s hand, and our right hand went over the next person’s hand. Someone started by tapping one of their hands on the floor, and the hand next to theirs has to tap, and so on. If you tap two times, then that meant that the clap went in the opposite direction. We did two practise rounds before playing it for real. We had so much fun playing, and the circle just kept on getting smaller and smaller and smaller, until there was only one person remaining.

After that, we got into a boy-girl circle. He asked us some questions, then told us that we were going to do two activities instead of one, which was very exciting. The first activity that we played was a game called Doose It. It was a game similar to Simon Says. Mr Numia said jump in, jump out, look up, look down, turn around, touch the ground or wiggle, and we had to listen very carefully to him, and do what he said. If anyone made a mistake, or were too slow, then they had to sit down. This was a very challenging game for me, mainly because over everyone else, I couldn't hear what he was saying.

Unfortunately, I did not get to play the second game, or stay for the rest of the session, because I, amongst others had to go to our Health and Wellbeing group called the 79ers. This Kiwi Can session was a very cool and enjoyable one because it was the first one that I had in a while. Having Kiwi Can is always so fun, but it's a shame that I never get to go with the rest of the class to any sessions.