Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Mitchell's Night Light Reading!

Hey bloggers! This is my Night Light presentation I have completed today! It concludes of facts about the moon, space and more. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Mitchell's Speech Reflection 2017!

Hey bloggers! Today I had delivered my speech today in front of my class and my topic I choose was "Why Culture Is Important"! You can find that blog post underneath this blogpost! Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

P.S - it's my birthday! 

Here is my speech video!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Mitchell's Speech - My culture is important

Good Morning! Here is my speech about why culture is important!

Reason 1: I think culture is important because it’s really important to remember your ancestry.

Culture! Have you ever wondered about your culture? I’m pretty sure you’ve been wondering about where you originate from right? Well you probably do know your Samoan,Tongan, Cook Island and Maori, but it’s time to think back. It’s pretty important to remember your heritage. Like what if you have royal blood, that’s something really important to cherish.

Did you ever wonder about where your great grandmother’s mother is from? They may be from Russia, Tahiti, or even Kenya! That’s meaning that you’re ancestors are from different places!

Reason 2: Another reason why culture is important is because your Family Tree and Ancestors may have different origins.

Did you know? - that your many of your ancestors have all came from different origins. For example let’s say your great,great,great,great,great grandmother from Tonga married your great, great, great, great, great grandfather from Germany! That may mean you have German traces in your DNA, if your grandparents have German DNA.

Reason 3: The last reason why you’re culture is important is because your language is important too.

If you’re fluent in your native language you have a very special talent! I think learning your native language is important because what if it dies out. Imagine one day the native language of your country has died out because people have forgotten or lost the traditional ways. It also represents your identity and culture and also your family!

Reason 4: My culture!

Finally let me tell you why my culture is important! My ethnicity conclude of Fijian and Tongan descent with some German. On my Fijian family I am a descendant of the Vuanirewa Dynasty that has ruled the Lauen Island since it first has been discovered so that is a big part of my culture! With my Tongan Family I am from the Islands of Ha’apai and from the Village of Pe’a on Tongatapu.

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Mitchell's - The Space Race

Hey bloggers! Here is my Week 1 slides about the Space Race! We have been learning about space these weeks since this terms topic is "Guardians of the Galaxy". This presentation concludes of interesting information about the Space Race between Russia and the United States! Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Mitchell's - Winter Learning Journey (Prize Pack)

Hey bloggers! If you didn't know I have been recently blogging over the School Holidays as apart of a blogging programme named the Winter Learning Journey, created by Rachel Williamson from the University of Auckland!

I have been a participant in the programme and would like to share with you my prize I have recently won! Here is my picture: 

I won : - (Certificate and an Brown Kiwi Picture)
A packet of Pineapple Lumps - (they were very delicious)
An Cookie Time - (Yum!)
Some Jaffas
A Pack of Milk Bottles
A Big Ben pie
Butterscotch Candies
and an CD 

Thanks to Rachel, Nicki, and Jacinta for helping make this programme. Especially huge thanks to Rachel for organising this programme. Bye for now bloggers!
P.S - See you in the next blogging proggrame: the Summer Learning Journey! - and see you at church Nicki!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Mitchell's Immersion Assembly - (Term 3)

Hey there! Today was the first day of Term 3! Guess what? We had a special immersion assembly to celebrate Term 3. This term’s topic is called : Guardians of the Galaxy! It’s all about outer space and other planets in space.

In the hall were mini projectors that had lights such as stars and galaxies glowing up to the roof of the hall. When the lights went off you could clearly see the stars and galaxies and everyone was excited and curious about what was going to happen next.

In the middle of the hall a drone with some cool lights and Mr Jacobsen was pretending that aliens were going to invade earth while the drone kept moving forward towards the stage! Then Mrs Nua and Mr Burt had masks on and were playing the roles of aliens.

Then Mr Jacobsen and Mr Sommerville had held in their hands some Star Wars light sabers and were striking at them like they were going to protect the Earth. It was really cool. Then the lights went back on and everyone was curious about what was going to happen next.

It sounds really interesting! Today I will talk about the videos and the performances the teachers produced for each of their teams. First up was Team 1! They made a movie about travelling to space in flying cars! Wow.

The Team 1 teachers got into their cars and flew off to outer space to discover different planets and heaps more. They went to different kinds of planets such as : The Sun, The Moon and Mars.
Did you also know that NASA are sending astronauts this year to Mars to experiment. That’s so cool.

Anyways the Team 1 move finished and now it was time for ...Team 2!. Also Miss Hockly explained some key points about their movie. Now Team 2’s time was here. They made a music video about space and travelling.

Miss Gaston and Nalder were singing and while the others were dancing. After the move Mrs Nalder explained some things Team 2 are learning about this term and also they are doing a trip to Stardome! The Team 2 teachers were in the green room playing instruments like a music band put in space.

Now Team 3 was ready to shine! The movie started off with an Hourglass coming down with sand. There was a title that was named “Days of ours lives” and the movie showed everyday things they did around that time.

Such as at 8:am on Friday the teachers were showing the kids how to line up. Then it changed to 3:pm on Friday and showed a scene of Miss Eadie locking the doors and running home. That was pretty funny! Miss King explained that Team 3 were going to learn about different kinds of planets and what life force lives on the planets.

The screen changed and it switched/transitioned to Team 4’s movie screen title. The first scene was with some students from the Team 4 block who were on Imac’s in the centre of the class. They were playing roles as people who were in the Space Control Room  telling the astronauts what to do.

The Team 4 teachers were in rocket ships and the control room advisors told all of them to go towards the Sun. They all had incidents and unfortunately died from natural disasters in Space. They didn't die for real it was just a movie.

Anyways they were going to learn about what other life forces and species are living beyond the Earth. Sounds like something interesting to learn about! Finally the best team in the school was ready to perform. The lights went off and the projectors were glowing with galaxies.

The Team 5 teachers such as Mrs Tele’a, Mrs Ilaoa, Miss Judd, Miss Sio, Miss Tapuke, and Mr Wiseman ran up to the stage in excitement ready to perform their item. They got sope props out and went into their positions.

Then everyone heard the first sound of music you would hear in the Moana song : “How far i’ll go” and Miss Judd was singing while the other Team 5 teachers were dancing and playing instruments in the background. Miss Judd had changed some lyrics for the song and was Space themed.

Well that was the reflection of the Immersion Assembly that happened today. Thanks for reading!

By Mitchell.M
Thanks for reading!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Mitchell - WLJ - Day #7 - Keep New Zealand Beautiful!

Hey bloggers! Today is Day #7 of the Winter Learning Journey! Unfortunately today is the last day of the Winter Learning Journey! Noo! I will miss doing the Winter Learning Journey. I wish there was another week. Anyways let's begin!

Activity 1 : Beautiful Neighbourhood

While in Taupo, I go for a walk around the lake and see little bits of rubbish floating! I also notice that there is Rubbish on the footpaths, and also on the environment around me. With this on mind, I think about some ways I could Keep New Zealand Beautiful! 

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I have been asked to come up with 3 imaginative ideas on how I c
ould change my neighbourhood and make it more beautiful. Here is my list of ideas:

  1. I could make my neighbourhood beautiful by taking a walk around my street and picking up 10 pieces of rubbish each day/ or daily.
  2. I could make my neighbourhood more beautiful if I and some others raked up everyone's leaves on their front lawn.
  3. I could also make my neighbourhood more beautiful by mowing neighbours lawns with others.
Activity 2 : Relax

After I have finished up in Taupo, I decide to travel to Rotorua! - a town where you will have the great chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. When we arrive we visit the Tarawera Bush Pool, a geothermal hot pool which is located in the middle of a forest. That's pretty weird! Speaking of relaxation - 

I have been asked to post up a picture of me doing something I find relaxing in life! Here is a picture of me reading a book:
This is one of my favourite books!

So here is my picture of me reading a book! It's one of my favourite books! I also love to read because it takes my imagination to another world and it's really relaxing!

Bonus : Reflection

After relaxing in the Hot Pools, I decide to think a moment about what I have learn't about in the Winter Learning Journey so far. I have the option to either post a video or write a description about what I have done so far. I have decided to write a description. To earn full points I must talk about what I learned, what I liked, and what I liked about the Great Kiwi Road Trip. Here's my description! : 

I am so excited to have done the Winter Learning Journey and complete it! What I learned about the Great Kiwi Road Trip was that New Zealand is a beautiful country with it's beautiful people, animals and so much more! New Zealand is one of the best countries in the world! I also learnt that New Zealand can be dirty with it's environment sometimes but we can always clean it up!  

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What I liked about the Winter Learning Journey was that we learned about heaps of things I didn't even know about New Zealand and it was a great topic to choose for the Winter Learning Journey. I also liked how we travelled around in a shuttle van and got to explore heaps of different places! I even adopted a Brown Kiwi on my blog!

What I didn't like about the trip was nothing at all! I loved the whole experience!

What surprised me was that I found lots of interesting facts along the days of tourist spots, native animals, famous people and heaps more! It was really fun!

Well today is the last day of the Winter Learning Journey! Also a big huge fantastic shout - out to Rachel Williams for making this possible! This wouldn't have been possible without you. Thanks so much Rachel for creating this wonderful fun blogging programme! You are awesome!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

P.S : See you soon bloggers! I will also blog tomorrow about my fun experience at Rainbows End for my sisters birthday party! See you then!