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How Bizarre! | 2 Weekly Post (Part One - Week One)

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Week one! Whoo! Back to school, what a hoot. And as usual, I would come to school at a late time.

White Sunday! (Second Part)

Hi, again, reader. Sorry for the late post, there was just some distractions getting in the way.

White Sunday at Church had just started, everyone came into the church and the children and teens and adolescents went outside. Fast forward a few minutes of making a few jokes and laughing and getting ready, we're inside!

And the service begins...with a bit of a preaching and a bit of singing, my group went up first. Briiiiiiilllllliiiiiaaaaannnnt. My Mum introduced the group. Some other people began with a little dance routine with a song. Then it came to me. In case you didn't know, during the school holidays I was practising a sermon, and I was told that I wouldn't need to do a sermon, because I had a verse already memorised.

My mum told me I needed to do my sermon, because another family had to go to a funeral.

It was saddening :(

But, yes, I did my sermon, people were listening and paid fine attention. I forgot some parts but it was alright. Fast forward and I was in a sk…

Vocabulary Tasks - From Week One

Hi. It's Willy here. This is a presentation that I finished just now (I'll do the CREATE task below). The presentation is filled of vocabulary tasks related to the Blooms Taxonomy thinking skills, and three words that I used that relate to this term's topic. I'll do the CREATE task in a separate post. Trust me, I will.

Riddle Me Thursday (Sshhhh.....)

Hi, again, reader,

This is a Thursday right here, okayyy...I did not use the scheduling thing on Blogger to change the date of this post, and it won't be worth it because when this pops up in my teacher's email, it won't be emailed on a Thursday, it'll still be emailed on a Sunday. It's our little secret, reader...

But welcome back! To the second Riddle Me Thursday for this final term! Last week's riddle was...

Two fathers and two sons go on a fishing trip. They each catch a fish and bring it home. Why do they only bring 3 home?

The answer, if you knew it...was that the two fathers were a grandfather and a father. The two sons were the father and the son, because the son is the son of the father, AND the father is the son of the grandfather. Do you see what I mean? If you don't, it's alright, here's this week's riddle:

I can bring tears to your eyes; resurrect the dead, make you smile, and reverse time. I form in an instant but I last a life time…

Water Bottle Rocket Experiment!

Hi, reader!

I'm going to make this a bit quick. Now, last week, on the first day of Term Four, I didn't mention before because I've been editing a few things that I needed to do, and thankfully I can, using my time wisely, and this is my last term at T.P.S, so I might as well make this my best effort!

By the way - it was related to our Inquiry Topic for this term - Earth and Beyond - The Night Sky. I've heard that parts of the school are focused on different topics, so, for example, my class is doing The Night Sky. Room 6 (or, the Year Sevens) are studying The Final Frontier.

I don't know if that made sense, but anyway...Room 10 did an experiment to start off the term. In the video below, which was edited by yours truly, and filmed by Mehi and Maopa, friends by the way, you will see what happened before, during, and after the experiment. We followed a scientific method, in different steps and levels!

And, just so you will know, the result of the experiment was that…

The 2 Weekly Post - The Final Season...

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Next week marks the start of the what could be the final ever 2 Weekly Posts for this blog right here.
Here's a snapshot of what might happen next week...


Riddle Me Thursday! A New Day!

Okay, so since this is pretty much Thursday, and I can't seem to get my mind to get used to Wednesdays, I might as well change the day. It's now on Thursday. Don't worry, don't worry, it's just one day forward. So, the riddle from last time...

What happens when you throw a blue rock into the yellow sea?
Now, for this riddle, which is not of my own, by the way, was placed on a form. A Google form. I said back then that there would be a range of guesses that you, reader, can choose from. The choices were:
□ The rock turns green □ It burns and causes an explosion (the rock being Earth, and the yellow sea being the Sun) □ The rock sinks. □ It dies. A blue rock refers to the rockfish, and a blue fish would die in yellow (toxic) water.
There were a couple of people who replied with an answer, and really did put their real name...I expected at least one person to enter deeznu-
So the people who, miraculously got it correct, were Aireen (or Ms Aireen, since she's my teacher, …

SNAG Golf (Or Snag Golf)

Hi, reader! Another post! And I might as well make one since I could forget about this...but anyway, Room 10 had just had KiwiSport. The sport for this time was SNAG (Starting New At Golf) Golf, which sounds like Starting New At Golf Golf. Cool name. For the session everyone split up into small groups, and we all practised throwing these sticky tennis ball-like balls at these targets.

There were different stages, and it was quite hard, but I got ONE in!! Or two, I don't know...I only remember getting a ball into this cone while also in an awkward position!

The video below shows what it looked like. Twenty-nine seconds seems like a reasonable amount of time, right?

SNAG GOLF from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

NZ (New Zealand) Shake Out Day

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"Everyone, everywhere should know the right action to take before, during and after an earthquake." Hi, there, again! Finally on track for blogging now!
Room 10, and probably Tamaki Primary, have today learnt a little about the upcoming national (meaning over New Zealand as it is out nation) event that is...New Zealand Shake Out Day! Tamaki Primary is going to participate, along with almost probably ALL of New Zealand, participating in this annual and national event, where we all practise the earthquake drill:

DROP, COVER, HOLD
And little known (or not really little known) fact, the whole world is participating also, not just New Zealand. Over 40 million are also participating. So, yes, this day is PRETTY important. Important for you, me, EVERYBODY!

It will happen tomorrow. October the 15th. 2015. Remember that, reader! It may be important!Also, the drill occurs at a specific time, too. Yes, it does, believe it or not! The whole drill starts at 9:15am and we will, again I sa…

White Sunday!

Hi, there, reader!

It was a good day today. Not only was it the last day of the school holidays, but it was, once again, White Sunday! Now, I hardly make a post dedicated to this day, it's usually just part of another blogpost "series" of some sort (like the 2 Weekly Post) and since it's my last year here at Tamaki Primary, I might as well make a post about White Sunday now while I can.

It was morning. And I was waking up to a sun-shiney day! But there wasn't that much blue skies, just light grey clouds...but they had a silver lining, it made the sunrise cool! Changing into my suit that I could still fit, I was ready to get to church. Prior to White Sunday, I had practised this little sermon I was working on, but I was told that it would be cut off. Soo, I forgot about it. Then I had to memorise a verse in Samoan, and we all know it's hard, am I right, people...

People? Oh, nevermind, then. We arrived at church, and to my surprise, for the almost third time i…

Hi, Reader...

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Uhh...you'll never, umm...this is...wow...I-I...whaa...this is my, uhh...woooww...I...whaa...I can't even, uhh...umm....what?! Oh, my go...wh...wh...what?! I don...this is...I-I-I...oh, goodne...this isn't...my heart's beating a lot, I mean...
Wow...this is unbelieva...ble...I can't stop breathin...I'm smiling a lo...a lot...I just...wow...I can't believe this, I mean, gosh, dang it, it feels good. It's like...like...paradise, although paradise looks a lot..like...a lot like home...wow...
This is...this.......this post right here...filled with hardly any proper sentences besides this one....is my 1000th post, reader. I would thank a lot of people, but, uhh...oh, my gosh, mate...
I'm a bit speechless, haha...
Wow.... -------------------------
But really, ten minutes later, after I've caught my breath, and controlled my emotions, I would just like to say thank you. Thank you for at least taking a look at my blog. Thank you, my friends, for always…

PSST! READER! COME ON HERE! For A Story From Gracepath...

Hi, there, reader.

Finally, I can actually rely on you to enjoy one story!!

If you've been reading my blog during these school holidays, you may have noticed some posts related to a suburb called Gracepath. Or some "random" pictures that seemed off-topic from blogging. Big things happen in that small suburb. But there was one night that completely changed the suburb forever, and made it the target of non-stop crime.

It occurred on September the 9th, 2009. Click here to begin the story.

If there's a spelling mistake in there, don't worry. I would check all the pages, but it's just too hard!

How Come I Didn't Say This Before!

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My nan's staying with my family!

She's my Mum's mum. Or mum's Mum. Or mum's mum. I don't know how to put a capital in that sentence, I've struggled with this ever since I was 5! Or five, urgh! Let me get to the points, me!

Anyway, my Nana is staying with my family for a couple months, but the main reason, or one of the reason's she's staying is because there's a special event happening with my uncle (the same uncle I talk about sometimes on this blog) later on this month. It's going to be great, because she's my uncle's mum as well. My uncle is my mum's brother, by the way.

Dang, I never knew trying to explain family connections and members would be hard. You know what I mean. This one ti-nevermind, I'll talk about this later. Or maybe never. I don't know, it'll depend on what happens. But anyway, the last time she came was in late 2011. And she left in 2012. I had to shed a tear, but it was alright, I knew she'd …

Making Games Are Not My...Game? | 2 Weekly Post (Term Three, Week Seven)

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This is yet another post about the weeks from Term Three. I didn’t forget about the 2 Weekly Post, I just needed some more things to blog in October…

The Cat Was Away | 2 Weekly Post (Term Three, Week Six)

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Another post of a long summary of the week. From Week Six. It shows Monday to Wednesday, because that’s all I remember.

The Hui: Untold Story | 2 Weekly Post (Term Three, Week Five)

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Hi. Another post from Term Three. This time in Week Five...

Talks And A Conference | 2 Weekly Post (Part Two - Term Three, Week Four)

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Hi, there, reader, again!

This is another 2 Weekly Post that I didn’t post before, but now will!

Do You Remember? | 2 Weekly Post (Part One - Term Three, Week Three)

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Hi. These next few posts are from Term Three. I forgot to post them It’s a bit of a ‘memory lane’ series of posts about the term that was...Term Three...

Throwback Thursday! What A Coincidence! Food Technology - Pizza

WALT - make a pizza WALT - follow instructions on a recipe
Hi, reader!
Below is a presentation on how to make pizza. It was sometime in Term Three where we made pizza, but I forgot what week it was...dang...but yes, this is not the presentation we worked on, I had to make a new one, because the original one was just too confusing and I needed to start over, but I still gave credit to the other people in my group that made pizza, Petra and Tiere.
The pizza did taste nice. Me and Tiere ate it while in class. It was peaceful...until the bell rang.
And yes, I can clearly see that the presentation hardly has pictures related to the method/instructions, but come on, I just did this in less than ten minutes, give me this one exception of not adding pictures!


Thanks to Maopa for the information needed in the presentation.

Remember the Riddle?

C'mon, reader! I know you can do this!

Even though it said "Second to Last", it was actually the last one. Silly me, I didn't know how to schedule things back then. Now I do. Not really, I'm kidding. I'm not too organised at the moment. But, yes, the Riddle Me Wednesday post, only ONE person's submitted an answer!

So, you know, this won't take a while...well it might, if you think about it.

If you're interested, click the link below:
http://tpswillyl.blogspot.co.nz/2015/09/riddle-me-wednesday-second-to-last-one.html

If that doesn't work, try clicking here:
http://goo.gl/forms/jVewultNuj

A Rocket For Walking In The Park? It'll be handy! | Multiplication Games for Learning

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IALT (I am learning to) - practise my multiples in learning games. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hi, again, reader!
Here's another multiplication game that I played just before. Probably after 2:00pm but before 2:30pm.
8 Times Table Rocket Dad
Well, at least it was going to let me practise my eight times tables. Here's the objection:
Dad and the kids have gone for a walk in the park. Oz and Bex have spotted some of their lost toys stuck up in the tree. Rocket Dad up into the tree and free the toys.  See how high up you can get him get by answering the questions as fast as you can! (Don't forget to press the ENTER key)
It was surprising. He had something that would help rocket up into a tree. It was almost like it was something he'd always bring along to walks in the park. 

But anyway, logic aside, I had to answer questions that were from the 8 times…

Popping Balloons in the Name of Multiplication!

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IALT (I am learning to) - practise my multiples in learning games. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hi, there!

For today I wanted to look onto the @Home side of the Kia Manawanui Site again, like I usually do in the school holidays, and saw the maths part of it:


Since it was 6-9 times tables (or multiples of 6 to 9), I went onto this website called Topmarks, which, if you're reading this Whaea Petra, is where I found that Loop Cards online game some time ago. I just played the game on Guest for some reason I completely forgot. This is going to be one of probably two, if not, more, or maybe two, posts surrounding this area of the @Home activity sheet. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This game is called, "Multiple Wipeout.&q…

Gracepath! Pay Attention...

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This post will talk more about this picture posted beforehand.

This is the actual picture:

Welcome to Gracepath!!

The lesser known, dangerous safe place and a loud quiet suburb in Auckland! Here in this suburb you can find the worst kindest neighbours, the most disastrous organised of events, and the best learning environments, in Gracepath Primary, with a steady roll of approximately 250 students learning.

In the dark side, many incidents have occurred in this small suburb. Earlier in 2015, a robbery in a dairy sparked many events that then ended in a group of men who admitted to the robbery. In the past, many incidents and accidents have occurred. Below are some of the many that happened in Gracepath:

September 2009: A car filled individuals under the influence of narcotics and alcohol, crashed into a power pole near a mini-substation on Coperteen Road. Coperteen Road is known to have been the scene of several crashes for a long time. Fires have always been a major factor for Gracepath. I…

The Legend Of The Drum...

Hi, there! This is the second (of two) myths that never really made it to the final cut in the Production.
Because of time.
You’ll understand…

This myth is called, The Legend of the Drum, the myth from the Cook Islands...

So, the Cook Island girl would say this...

In the dawn of our ancestors the rutu pa’u (pronounced, correct me if wrong, loo-too pah-ooh - beating of the drums) was a call for our people to gather for a special occasion. The men of Cook Islands used hollowed logs to make their drums. The Cook Island men were known throughout the South Pacific for being the best drummers in all of Polynesia.

Then I would start it off...being the narrator…

On that day the Cook Island girl and her friends spent most of the day sharing the legend about the Cook Island drum.

Legend tells of a great drum challenge that happened between two islands. In this time the islands of Rarotonga and Ra’iatea (an island of French Polynesia) were situated next to each other.

The chiefs of Ra’iatea said…

School Holidays...Recorded...

Record audio or upload mp3 >>
This is usually my school holidays in a nutshell. The crying's fake, by the way...oor iis it?

Transcript:
(feedback ends, thankfully) Oh, almost killed myself right there (not literally)
Okay, I hope I can start right now...
*sniffs*
'Cause baby now I've got, baad luuck,
You know I used to have, good luuck,
'Cause I've-*sobs* Ohh, my goosh...

NOTE: The music used in the recording is not mine.

Uhh...

Hi, reader.

Something has happened at my house. It's not my family exactly, but our belongings. I won't blog for today.
It's sort of serious.

-Willy

Malaga Fifia Pasifika - A Tamaki Primary School Production - Part 5: The End!

It was coming to the end of the production, and I had felt tired, still hungry, tired, woozy and...did I say tired?

Summary of the WHOLE Production...

As said in a previous post, I'm here to summarize the production, but for now, it's going to be for one post. I can do this, I can summarize the whole production without any rambling. Let's go.

From where we left off...well, we didn't leave from anywhere...I don't know if that makes sense-URGH! Okay, let's just start from the beginning then!

So there was an island nation called Hawaiki, and it was a good place to live in. But then, as time went by, life got hard. Families became bigger, villages went into the forests, and people were hungry, but animals were hard to hunt. There was Kupe in one of the villages, living with his family. Rata was his wife. His son was Tane, and his daughter was Aroha. Kupe then, with his family, decided to go on a journey to a new island to practise new values for their new community.

They set off for a month before they came to Hawaii. A hawaiian chief greeted them all, along with some of this villagers, and then, the "villag…

Who Wants to Be A Dollarnaire?

You! Yes, you! The reader of this post! Do you have what it takes to get through this game, filled with several faults, in order to win the jackpot prize, of just one dollar? You do? Brilliant! The game's below, go on a journey to get to the major prize, of one dollar...

Happy October...

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Pictures do tell it all...the background tells more of the picture than the actual text...

One Morning in 2009...

This is another bulletin my friend Abraham Burnley reported on back in 2009. Reports suggested someone lost blood on the road into Gracepath Primary. Based on true events.