Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Curse Of Being Pharaoh

In week one of term three we started an activity for reading. It was a story that came with the questions. Our focus was to answer a variety of questions. Also the story was called The Curse Of Being Pharaoh.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Natural Disasters : Japan

Simple Sentences
Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences
Proper Nouns
Topic Sentence

Japan and its Natural Disasters

Japan has suffered the worst of natural disasters. The 2011 earthquake and tsunami hit. Or the 2004 earthquake and tsunami. Not only tsunamis and earthquakes but they have had typhoons, volcanic eruptions any etc. Can you guess how much damage they caused and the amount it cost to repair everything?

The 2011 earthquake that hit Tōhoku and spread over 200 miles. The earthquake itself reached up to a magnitude of 9.1. One of the biggest in the world. This then caused the 133 foot or 40.5 wave that caused damage over Miyako, Iwate and Tōhoku. Nearly 16,000 people died, over 6000 injured and about 2500 went missing.

Another catastrophe was Typhoon Muifa. This typhoon occurred on the 27th of July to the 15th of August. The typhoon was deadly as it had a speed of 259 Kmph. That's the speed of a supercar. The typhoon caused damage to Japan, Russia, North and South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Micronesia. 22 people died from this typhoon.

Lastly the eruption of Mount Sakurajima. The eruption caused black smoke that rose over 5000 meters into the air. This smoke spread over a one mile radius. The area was restricted. Lightning bolts were captured sparking around the smoke.

Japan is a lovely place to visit but beware of the dangers that can happen.

In week two Te Ngahere started to write reports. I finished my first one so I started my second one about natural disasters in Japan. My focuses were to use topic sentence, complex sentences and one idea in a paragraph.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

For a couple of weeks Te Ngahere have been writing informational reports about a chosen country. The country I chose was Japan. We had to chose three or more sub topics. These were things about the country. If we finished we had to make another doc and choose one topic for the next report.


Have you ever visited Japan? Then you would know about their massive game-cons featuring Japanese games: dance dance revolution, pokemon, final fantasy and many more. Not just gaming but their amount of people who live in Japan. Except from that I am going to be stating information about gaming, leaders and sports.

Their games they have created are amazing. Pokemon is one of the most addictive games around the world. Besides Pokemon they have one of the most rage inducing games ever, Dance Dance Revolution. People have broken walls because of this game. Soo many computers, laptops and desktops have been smashed.

Sport is popular in Japan as they have sumo wrestling, soccer, auto racing and etc... Sumo wrestling has been around for over one thousand years. The sport is held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Fukuok. The point of the sport is to either push the competitor out of the rind or to send the competitor to the ground. Soccer is another common sport in Japan that was introduced back in the 19th century.

Japanese have many different foods. Sushi, ramen/ noodles and mochi/ food pills. These foods are common around the world but originated from Japan. Sushi is sold in many Chinese and Japanese restaurant with salmon, chicken or caviar/ fish eggs. Ramen can be served with a wide range of foods such as: beef, vegetables, pork, lamb, boiled eggs and many more. Last but not least mochi. Mochi is basically ice cream formed into a ball and has a treat inside.

Japanese people do a lot of things including sports, making games and eating food. There are different places you can visit. If you go to Japan you can visit the places they hold sumo slamming or try these delicious delicacies.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Common and Proper Nouns

Last week Te Ngahere we had to make a google drawing about common nouns and Proper Nouns. We were learning about the difference between common and Proper Nouns. We had three columns, one had  person, place and thing. Second had common nouns. Mine were president, town and fast food. For the president, Donald Trump, town, Paihia and fast food, Carl's Jr.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Maths Goals

Last week in Te Ngahere we started a google drawing explaining what we needed to learn in maths. We marked what we needed to learn off an Ikan sheet. We had to pick three things from strategy. My goals were stage 7 Unit fractions, find equivalent ratios with a common factor or multiplier No 1 and find fractions decimals and percentages of given amounts.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Writing Goals

Last week in Te Ngahere we made a google drawing about our writing goals. Our WALT or focus was to identify our writing goals. We had to put the goals that we didn’t achieve last term and put them on the google drawing. Then we looked at a rubrics sheet to mark our assessment writing. We had to mark on organization and sentence structure. After that was finished we obviously had to check with the teacher.

Friday, July 7, 2017

On Monday we started making a google drawing about our learning in Te Ngahere. We had to show what we were learning in writing, reading, maths, inquiry and art. We stated what we were learning in that subject and had to link some pieces of work related to that subject. After that was finished on Thursday we had to present it in front of our parents. For me it was pretty nerve racking but I got through it. Next time I want to be more confident.