Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Blindfold Challenge

WHAT: Blindfold challenge.
WHERE: room 7
WHY: For fun
WHEN: Friday 21st September 2018, 9.10am
HOW: got into buddies, Miss Ashley arranged the furniture
WHO: Room 7 students

  • Get in buddies
  • Miss Ashley gave instructions and rules - points.
  • In your head, made a plan of which way to go
  • Say who your buddy was.
  • Feelings: paralysed, nervous, scared, excited, sleepy, felt comfortable because I had done it before, trust my buddy??? Felt like i was going the wrong. Felt like a robot.
  • How did it feel to have a blindfold on?
  • Happened: lost points because we touched the paper/tables, fell over,
  • Banged into each other.
  • Table pushed me to the side
  • Furniture was like spikes in Fortnite.
  • Screaming like it was a justin bieber concert
  • Kaboom
  • “ahhh”
  • Tell them to “go straight, go left and right, go on the chair and jump on it, crawl, climb over, duck, stop stop stop, lean over, reach out, grab the chair, step over, confirm or deny”
  • Felt like the general of an army, an army of one.
  • Felt like: excited, angry, nervous, strong, fearless, in control,
CONCLUSION: (Choose one of these)
  • My favourite was..\\
  • I felt ..
  • It was easy/hard because..
  • I would or wouldn’t do this again because...

“ YIPPEEEE’’  I said. It was Friday 21st of september at 9.10am  Room 7 students got into buddies and Miss Ashley arranged the furniture and told us to get into buddies.

Me and Ana got into buddies  and Miss Ashley gave us instructions and rules - points. She told us “ In your head make a plan of where to go like left or right and make sure that you do not stand on the paper and touch the tables only touch the chairs and climb over it” carefully.

The first person to be blindfold was Ana. Ana said that she felt so scared that someone might bump into her and scare her. When we in buddies Miss Ashley said that “ The back person has to blindfold the person in the front that is your buddy she ask me if we could swap so I can be blindfold and she will do the talking. Miss heard us and said “ NO ’’ you are not aloud to swap. Then we went buddy by buddy.

Then when Miss was finish with the rules and all that Miss told Me and ana to go and Hiria and vaiola but Hiria and vaiola where is buddies. Then we got up and then started walking then I told Ana to go left then right and then straight. Out class had a goal to try and and touch the purple cardboard then Miss took a photo of me and Ana touch the cardboard. And when we try to go over the chair we had to Grab lean and climb over and step over.

I  would or wouldn't do this again because it is so hard because you have to try not touch the papers and stuff and I felt very nervous that I had to do it well some people are watching me. Ana got mixed up with our left and our right because when it was my turn Ana says left and right and I go that way but she tells me to follow her voice but it was too hard to follow.                                     

Structure and language
Sentence structure

Next steps/things to work on


Checked by:

Recount checklist ✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓
Surface features
Capital letters at the beginning of a sentence

Capital ‘I’

Capital letters for names of places and people

Full stops at the end of a sentence

Speech marks when people are talking

Punctuation - ? ! ; : ‘

Words are written in past tense

Connectives - next, then, afterwards

Interesting and difficult adjectives

Deep features

Introduction has who, what, when, where, why, and how

Conclusion has a reflective statement or says how you felt

Ideas/events in the right order

3 paragraphs

Metaphors and similes

Onomatopoeia, alliteration and/or idiom

Different types of sentences - short, long, compound and complex

One thing that (name) did well was…

One thing that (name) needs to work on:

Monday, September 24, 2018

Editing a Story?

Here is our edited story.
Things we learnt about were
We aren’t allowed to use then, and, also and because at the beginning of a sentence.
Speech marks go on the OUTSIDE of the full stop or other punctuation.
The end of a sentence can be marked by a full stop, an exclamation mark or a question mark. You don’t need to put an extra full stop after a question mark.
Remember to check ALL capital letters. Sometimes we need to put them in and sometimes we need to take them out.
On Monday 24th September 2018 Room 7 did a blindfold challenge. We wanted to have fun and make our morning a bit interesting by playing a game. 

Firstly Miss Ashley told us the rules which was “no touching the tables or pieces of paper on the floor or you will lose points.“  However you are allowed to touch the chairs because you sometimes have to step over them to get to the end. Next we got into buddies. My buddy was Lucina.  We had to line up by the heater in our buddies. 

First it was my turn to go so Lucina (my buddy)  put the blindfold on me (over my eyes) and helped me to stand up. The blindfold was tight it felt like a constrictor boa on my face. I felt so confused and disorientated because the blindfold was covering my eyes. Lucina told me to “go left, right, straight and step over.” I was feeling nervous and a little bit scared because “what if she was tricking me?“ and I was really doing something silly. I got to the end safely and took my blindfold off.

Next it was my buddies turn so I helped her put the blindfold on. I told her to walk straight first, then next turn left. She doesn’t know her lefts and rights so she went the wrong way.I said “no your other left” and it was a little bit funny. In the end we got to the blue fruit tray and we made it without losing any points!

I think I would like to do this activity again because it was cool to do something different and fun in class especially since it’s the end of the term and I think we are all feeling kind of tired.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018


“ CHEEHOO!!!!’’ wednesday 5th of september 2018 tamaki primary school had a tongan language week game day. Mrs Tafea and the TPS leaders were helping Mrs Tafea with the games and Room 7 were putting out the games well room 9 and 10 set the games up. Every class got to pick whatever tongan sport they like to play.

The first game I played was Lanita with Ana,Mrs Tafea and maani and all along a lot of people came and played. When we first started I forgot how to play but I remembered how to play because I played Lanita in tonga with my family and my nena. So then the first person to start was Ana when Ana SMACKED!!! The Navy blue ball she did not know what to do so Mrs Tafea told her that she has to run. Then it was Maani’s turn she hit the ball then she SPRENTED!!! Very fast and the look of her face was very serious. When she was running she CRASHED!!!! To the floor and Slipped but then her hands and her stomach touch the cone so then Mrs Tafea said that she made it to the 1st cone. Then it was my turn before we have to swop over When I hit the ball it went to my left side so I sprinted as fast as I can and then BOOM!!! I made it to the 2nd cone But then bad news Jordan’s slippery hands touched me and then I was out then we swapped over but then Mrs Tafea rang the bell. And that was the only game I played .

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Direct and indirect impact of droughts

Learning about different kinds of floods

Tsunami Work

How you know when the Tsunami. Is coming it’s when you see. The Water going backwards. And then coming forward. And when it is coming forward it has a lot of power. To bust down houses. And Energy but if you are very far away you got heaps of time to run or you could just run up the mountain or drive a car up the mountain. And sometimes when you are very far the water will go lower and lower like just say that if you are in christchurch and they had a tsunami and if it was coming to Ackland sometime the water goes High then it goes low and when the water goes low that means that the water is losing its energy. The people are planning for the future so they have everything and they will be safe from the tsunami that could hit them but if there house are stronger and also stronger than the tsunami. People don't have time to get ready because ,they are close to the sea which makes the tsunami much closer to them and they have no time to plan for safely they are to close they have to make time to find a big hill to go on because if you find a tall hill that is taller than the tsunami it would hit you but you will have no time if you have near the water which the tsunami comes. The other people are lucky because as the wave goes it lose it power and strongness and it just a little one and does nothing.