Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Since last term Te Ngahere been working on an explanation piece of writing about “What makes a healthy ecosystem”. Our learning intention was to use the correct structure to write an explanation. I think my explanation was very high in quality than any of my other pieces. I think next time I could use more descriptive words.

What is an Ecosystem?

A healthy ecosystem consists of living things and non-living things. These living things range from living animals or plants and bacteria. On the other hand non-living things are made up from inorganic matter or things that aren’t alive. An ecosystem is made from different varieties of animals, plants and dead things that are all necessary.

Organic Matter
Every living thing is organic matter, which basically means alive. There are three categories that all living things come under. These are producers, consumers and decomposers. Producers are plants that can make their own food and get energy from the sun, water and C02/Carbon Dioxide. Consumers then feed on producers and other animals. Next are decomposers, it is bacteria that breaks down dead matter.

Inorganic Matter
Inorganic matter are things like rocks or water, non-living things to simplify it. These inorganic objects or mass are used for many things including terrain, absorbents and shelter. Producers use these inorganic material or gases to create energy by absorbing them.

An ecosystem is very fragile. In other words it means it can’t handle tremendous changes. If something crucial to the environment were to disappear or stop working it would upset and/or disturb the rest of the environment. E.G if producers were to completely be eradicated from existence it would cause great harm to every other thing in the environment. This would happen because every animal needs energy and the only thing that can create energy without eating are producers.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Kaitiakitanga o Te Moana

This was last term :)

Since week seven Te Ngahere  have been learning to make connections between different things we read or view to create new learning. In reading I think I did well  working with my group to find information . I enjoyed learning about the ocean like kina barrens, rahui and other interesting stuff. But maybe next time I think I need to do it much faster and plan it better.

Animation: Food Chains

Last term Te Ngahere had to make animations about food chains. Our learning intention was to find a food chain and make an animation to show how the food chain worked. I think I found a food chain that I can sort of relate like eating the cow. I enjoyed making the animation and watching others creations because it was fun. Next time I could explain what type of animal they are like producers, consumers and decomposers.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Metaphorical poem V2

A couple of weeks  ago we posted our draft metaphorical poem. After we posted that we started on our better version. Our learning intention was the same but we had to improve on it. My new and improved version is much better in my thought than my last one. It sounds better and it has different and better metaphors.

Ezra Is...

Ezra is some louis vuitton slippers soft and comfy,

Ezra is a ferrari slick and beastly,

Ezra is a pair of gucci shoes expensive and stupendous,

Ezra is a bucket with never ending ideas,

Ezra is a book with immeasurable knowledge.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Metaphoric Poem

Yesterday in Te Ngahere we were focusing on using metaphors in a poem about ourselves. We had to write metaphors that described us. We were able to do five or more. I think I did well describing myself and my specialties. We had to start the metaphors off with your name then is.  I think next time I could think of better metaphors about myself. This is my first draft :D

Ezra is a fish speeding through the sea.

Ezra is the internet knowing everything there is to know.

Ezra is a ferrari slick and shiny.

Ezra is a waka long and strong.

Ezra is a wizard controlling his thoughts.

Friday, March 16, 2018

My Pepeha

In Te Ngahere we have been learning to say our Pepeha. We were able to make a digital pepeha on powtoon, google slides and other helpful apps. I enjoyed relearning my pepeha because now I think I know it off by heart a little bit. I think next time I could present it more stylish or add something else to it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rubbish Poetry

Language Features: Alliteration, metaphor, ellipses


Plastic ruins us
Our animals will soon die
If we do not stop


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Unique animals could die
Because of pollution
Bad things could happen
If we don’t stop
Sea animals could become extinct
Here is the chance to stop

Plastic kills animals
Or it releases diseases
Loads of rubbish is spread
Lots of it is in the sea
Unless we do something
To stop the plastic polluting
In a matter of no time
Our world could end at any minute
Now is the time to stop littering


There’s rubbish everywhere,
It could be in your hair,
Our animals will die,
With wind the rubbish can fly,
It really is a scare

Onomatopoeia Poetry:

Crunch, crunch, crunch,
The sound of a plastic wrap
Munch, munch

Metaphoric Poetry:

It is a disease,
It is a virus
It is a killer,
It is invincible,
It is a plane,
It is a polluter.

Poems with a twist:

Good people
Houses bright
Grass is green
Wind breeze relaxing
Birds tweeting

But rubbish hidden everywhere

Two weeks ago in Te Ngahere  we were learning to use the correct structure for a creative piece of writing. The theme had to be about rubbish, or Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. For language features I used: Alliteration, Metaphors, Ellipses and Onomatopoeia. I was working on these because I needed to evidence them. In my opinion I think I did well. Next time I think I need to work on Ellipses.