Category: Hanga | Create


LI: To follow the instructions to make your own origami diya (diva lamp).

The photo above shows my origami diya (diva lamp). Our first challenge was to watch the video that shows how to fold an origami diya (diva lamp). Before we could start we needed to use a ruler to measure a 20cm square piece of paper to make our own origami square. I found this challenging because because it was very heard to do some steps.

I found this activity fun also because I got to collaborate with my group.

What Happened Down the Stairs?

LI: To understand the 5 senses can be used to strengthen a description

Our challenge was to co construct a text using the olfactory, auditory, gustatorial, visual and kinethetic senses to describe the story behind the shoes in this image. This time we were able to speak and sat facing our partners. 

Once we had completed this part of the challenge we joined together with another group to share our writing and make sure what we had written made sense and had met the language feature challenge.

I found this activity because we were able to communicate with our partner but the shoes story we weren’t able to talk to eachother.

The Shoes Story

L.I To use the 5 senses and personification to help us paint a picture with words. To understand that personification is to give an inanimate object human qualities.

Our challenge was to co construct a text using personification and the senses to describe the story behind the shoes in this image. We sat back to back and weren’t able to talk and would have to either join our ideas on our doc or either switch our sentences up and change it. Half way through Mrs Anderson challenged us to include a rhetorical question and a simile or metaphor to the stories what what I added was only a rhetorical question.

Once we had completed this part of the challenge we joined together with another group to share our writing and make sure what we had written made sense.

After that part of the challenge was finished we used the punctuation points game to see what things I have. We marked anothers group punctuation after proof reading ours. We then had a chance to check our own work against the points table. That was fun because every point our partners missed menat we could take a point off theirs.

I found this activity interesting because we weren’t able to talk to our partner while writing our ideas.

Collaborative Art

LI:  To use different types of warm and cool colours to recreate a world-known painting from Van Gogh.

This week’s art is about Van Gogh and his famous art piece “The Starry Night”. The Class was divided into 2 groups of 16 people, 1 of each group remade “The Starry Night” in warm colours and cool colours digitally. Each group divided 16 pieces of the Starry Night with each person in the group. Working as a collaborative team we gathered all or pieces to 1 DLO to finally reach our desired outcome. I found this activity interesting because we all had to try and find the mtaching colours and the same size of the lines.

Kauri Die Back

LI: To gather statistics and protect the Kauri Tree from getting the Kauri Disease.

The following week after camp we did a research about the Kauri Dieback. Then we created a DLO about the Kauri Disease on how we can prevent it from destroying our nature. Though we can do things such as… to stop the disease from killing our tree. 

I found this activity interesting because I got find out more and learn more about a kauri die back.

Ko Wai Ia?

LI: To learn about the Royal family and their family generations.

For this week’s Te Reo Maori lesson, we learnt about the Royal family tree and who the members of the family are. We also looked at the family tree and labeled each member by translating it from Māori to English. One of the family member’s name is Prince George and in Maori it is Pirinihi Hori.

I found this activity interesting because I got to learn more about the Royal family.

Moko-Ika-Hikawaru Taniwha

L.I: To lear about te traditional history of the Tamaki River.

We hand drawed a taniwha. The taniwha we were hand drawing was Moko-Ika-Hikawaru.

In the history of the tamaki river there was a taniwha called Moko-Ika-Hikawaru. Moko-Ika-Hikawaru was from the Ngati Paoa Tribe. This taniwha had eight tails. After learning a little bit of the tangiwha we got some ideas on how our taniwha is gonna look like and where it is gonna be in the moment. After doing our taniwha we did our detail to make it look good.

I found this activity interesting and fun because I got learn a little about the history of the Tamaki River. Also it was fun because we got to hand draw the taniwha.

A Moment in Time

LI: To describe a moment that represents our experience at camp

I did a moment in time for camp.

A moment in time is a poem about something or explaining what happened in that moment. The sentences we used to do our moment in time was I heard, I saw, I felt, and I wondered. I heard is explaining was did you hear at that time. I saw is what did you see happening at the moment, I felt is what you were feelnig in the moment of time, I wondered is like what you are thinking about, for example, I wonder if I let go of the rope would I fall.

We used the dictionary and the thesaurs for powerful words to make our sentences really interesting. Our moment in time was explaining what was happening when we were kyaking. These are our moment in time poems for each one, I heard the water plummeting through the mist downwards from high above, the dark dense rocks into the calm pool below. I saw my companions eyes filled with fear slowly drifting towards the raging waterfall, that came crashing down through the hazy mist. I felt nervous drifting away from the surface and feeling a deep sense of anxiousness twitching down my spine. I wondered anxiously if I would capsize into the deep dark temperate murky water below, imagining being swallowed by the mysterious water gives me the shivers.

Camp Collage

LI: To create a collage of photos to represent our experience at Kokako Lodge. Also showing what we had done in the past.

I made a collage about our camp. 

 A collage is putting a lot of photos together, this makes a piece of art of yourself. The collage I made was photos of me at Kokako Lodge camp. The reason we were able to take photos was because brang phones, which were given out to each group. We all took photos for each activities

Afterwards, we used the photos we took to make our collage. The collage was fun to make because of the things we did for the activities. If I was able to go to camp again I would go.

I enjoyed this activity because we can have memories of ourselves when we went camping.

Explanation Writing

LI: To understand the structure and language features in an explanation

How did Goldie Locks upset the Bears family?

To upset someone is to make someone unhappy, disappointed, or in a state of worry. In the story of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears she made disappointing decisions. Above all, have you ever made someone in a state of stress?

In the fairytale of the Goldilocks and the Three Bear. Goldie Locks makes some disappointing bold moves with this in mind. Goldilocks’ curiosity took over and she went into the house of the three Bears. Goldilocks sat on a chair which was just right then suddenly it collapsed, the smell of the porridge made her hungry so she ate all of the porridge. After that porridge she felt tired so she found the three Bears beds but she slept on the bed that was just right. However when she was having a cosy nap the three Bears walked into their house, looking devastated at the shocking mess in the house.

If someone came into my house I would be shocked and terrified, if someone broke my favourite chair I would be angry, if someone ate my food, I would be furious and if someone was sleeping in my bed I would be aggravated.  

To help us understand how to write an explanation we looked at the purpose, the structure (what it looks like) and the language features. An explanation tells us how or why something is the way it is. To help us understand this we learnt about cause and effect. Cause and effect is an action and a reaction. We used the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to help us understand this. Here is our explanation that describes how Goldilocks upset the Bear family.