Category: Hanga | Create

Class Rules and Expectations Poster

LI: To follow the classroom rules and expectations (including wet day procedures)

This week we did a PB4L poster discussing about the Class Expectations and Rules and why they’re important to follow. This poster is also about respecting the teachers and pupils in the classroom. An example of this is like not talking while the teachers are talking so that you can learn what your doing next.

I found this activity fun because I got to learn about the expectation of class and learning with my group about the rules and expectations of what we should not do in class.


Moko Ika Hikuwaru

Moko Ika Hikuwaru is a taniwha that has 8 tails. We drew what we think it would look like without tracing or copying any other designs and we also used our own prior knowledge on what designs to draw for our taniwha. We made our taniwha have four flamming red eyes and a wrinkly body leading to his 8 tails.

I found this activity fun because I got to work one of the best aritst in class and used our imaginations to complete this task.

A Momment In Time

LI: To recount and explore the learning and experiences from our Year 7/8 camp

Our group wrote a poem based on our senses like auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic. We used our prior knowledge of the senses and unpacked different words and ideas that describes the Hunua Falls. These moment in time poems represent our experience at Kokako Lodge. One of our ideas were I felt nervous drifting away from the surface and feeling a deep sense of anxiousness. We then used word hippo to find more powerful words to strengthen our poems.

I found this activity interesting because we were helping each other, also by collabrating and sharing our ideas.


LI: To create a collage of photos to represent our experience at Kokako Lodge.

Our class created a collage of photos representing the time and experience we had at Kokako Lodge. The collage shows our achievements and the fun we experienced while being at camp. These photos also showcase the challenges we faced and how we overcame them. The collage we created is like a portfolio, that can give us a reminder on how we accomplished these difficult achievements. 

I found this activity really fun because we got to try out activities that we never thought we would do.


This week we have been learning about Summarising. Summarising is changing the long sentence into a short sentence.

First we needed to go on the mat with our group and talk about summarising For Example: Miss K showed us the slide on the tv.

Next Miss K read us a book called Goldilocks and we needed to find 20 important words to put in the slide or the paper Miss K gave us. After finding 20 important words we needed to pick 6 most important words. Then we needed to think what the 6 most important words are and make it in to a sentences that flow.

Lastly we needed to make a google draw or slide and explain what summarising is.

I enjoyed this task very much because it is teaching me how to make a long sentence into a short sentence. I did well at decorating the slide. I need to improve on finding and writing the information before decorating the google slide.

Rail Transportation

This week I learned about rail transportation.

First I needed to find 3 people to make a group of 4. The people in my group were Ane, Siniva, Jaylee, And Lisea. We needed to go to a table and wait for Miss White to give us a paper to write down what we think a stakeholder is. A stakeholder is when someone gets money for technology. Then we needed technology to get more money.

Next we needed to write on the piece of paper what we think and stakeholder is. Then we needed to turn the paper and write 10 facts about rail transportation.

Lastly we made a google slide or a google draw and put your facts in there.

I enjoyed this because I really enjoy learning about rails. I did well on the decorating. I need to improve on finding more information instead of decorating. 

Motivational Quotes

This week I learnt what motivational quotes are. Motivational quotes are to make you or people confident at doing something.

First I needed to make a google drawing and write some motivational quotes.

Next I needed to think of some quotes to make people confident at something that they are not confident at doing. One of mine was “ Never give up on what you want to achieve”.

I really enjoyed this task because I got to learn how to motivate myself and people. I did well on writing the motivational quotes. I need to improve on writing more quotes

Synthesising Template

This week me and my reading group practise synthesising templates. 

FIrst we needed to practise synthesising templates with Miss White. Miss White asked if we knew what synthesising is. Synthesising templates is to use an idea you know and use new information to create another idea.

Next we watched a video about 15 facts of hedgehogs and wrote them down for the information that we already knew. Then we used the new information from the video and the information we already knew together into a sentence.

Then we made a DLO about hedgehogs.

I really enjoyed this because we got to make a DLO explaining facts about hedgehogs. I did well on the information. I need to improve on finding more information.

Digital Anywords

Today I played a game called digital anywords.

First I learnt what anywords were. Anyword is where you found someone to be your partner to play with you. 

Next I started to add the words to make Daeyna lost. I won 9 to 5.

I enjoyed playing with Daeyna because it was very interesting. I needed to write a word in the middle to make Daeyna loose. I enjoyed playing this game because I enjoyed making Daeyna loose. I did well on guessing the words. I need to improve on thinking about fancy words more. 


This week I did an activity about inferring.

First I read a book called The Kakangora. I needed to write on a DLO what I can see and So I can infer.

Next I needed to make a copy on a DLO which is What I can see and So I can infer. For Example: I saw the tribe stealing our ngail nuts during night time. So I can infer that he was doing something with our ngail nuts.

Lastly we did this task called key into inference 2. I needed to write the answers done for the questions. For Example: The bell rang and the kids went back inside. At school.