Friday, 25 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

Concept Definition
Tikanga the way the marae does it's welcoming
Powhiri Welcoming the manuhiri usually with a waiata
Tangata Whenua The locals of the marae who had ancestors of the marae.
Manuhiri The visitors to the marae
Turangawaewae It's your marae it gives you rights and obligations.
Whanaungatanga Family connection,Relationships, belonging.
Manaakitanga Respect the elders,care for others well being
Aroha Love,Respect,concern for others.

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……...
Actually going on to a marae and being a manuhiri to a marae I think it would be a great experience 

Monday, 21 November 2016

I can understand operations using fractions decimals and integers.

Modeling book
Extended abstract task
I found strategy 1 easy because I have done it before with Miss O so I  knew what it was, so it was easy.What I found hard was percentage problems with total unknown because it wasn't like any normal IXL. It was hard and it challenged me.

The water cycle info report

    The Water Cycle

The water cycle is a process that the water goes through between sea,land and atmosphere.It is a cycle that never starts Going and never ends but never starts.

Evaporation is when the water turns into steam to go up into the atmosphere and create clouds.On very hot days there's more evaporation because the sun is beaming down on the water which makes more steam.It is a invisble process because it’s mass if it’s from the lake;that’s why you can’t see it.Vapor in the air is called humidty in hot places the humidty.After the water evaporates it condensates into clouds.

When all the vapor condensates into the atmosphere and then they form into rain clouds.When it builds up to much that’s when it starts to rain.Precipitation,There are 4 types of precipitation eg: rain,hail,snow and sleet,Snow forms when it is very cold.When it’s in the cloud it’s a gas;when it starts to rain it turns into a liquid,When it’s snow it’s a solid.When it hits the ground it goes to a runoff furthermore which goes back to the sea then starts the process again.

Runoff is when the rain finds a stream of a river and runs back to the sea.After it in the mountains they will go under ground (Ground-water) or if  it’s the runoff it stays above ground it will find a river and go back to the sea.Runoff is the precipitation that didn’t get infiltrated so it stayed above ground and went back to the sea.Ground-water is the water that did get infiltarted and goes underground,and that is our drinking water.

The water cycle is a key thing in the survival and the steps of the water cycle are evaporation,condensation,precipitation and runoff water cycle is key for human and other speicies and that’s what keeps us alive.

NZ Identity the Treaty of watangi

My google slide
Compare and contrast map

 I found that the Aborigines were treated differently to the maori's they got their kids taken off them.And they didn't get a treaty to fix everything up.

I would like to find out if the Aborigines ever had a treaty or a peace Agreement?

NZ Identity War


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • We have equal rights
  • That their are multiple party in parliament
  • You need over 50% of the votes to govern