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A Day in the Life of a Year Nine...Short Interval, According to Me...

So, there was interval. Simple. We all walked to the auditorium, where lunch was given by the catering class of Tamaki College. Absolute great choices, I haven't had a chocolate yoghurt in a LONG time! That's because, I usually have berry-filled yoghurt, like strawberry...yeah, that...

We sat down and then talked and ate our food. Some of us talked about the classes, some talked about the students from the other schools. At least that's what I've heard. But anyway, this special thing happened to my group and another group. Or a couple of other groups, I don't really know. I don't really remember...

I continue to look like a weird person, yelling and waving at Stanley to come. Want to know the weirdest part of being weird at that moment? He was...just...standing there! Yes! Talk about a...a, uh...Stanley MOMENT! I laughed about it afterwards.

Outside, into the cold, but I amazingly felt some warmness going throughout the groups. Or that could've just been me …

Myth Buster! One Drawing of Two...

This is just part of one of the tasks I need to do for this week about myths and legends (our inquiry topic). 
This task, which you can see below, had to objective to find the 5 W's (Who, Where, Why, When, What, but just include How) about a specific story. Ancient story, if I might say. 
The story I picked from the choices was Gilgamesh, and hopefully, just hopefully, the 'What' part in the drawing will tell you his story. Because he's in ancient history with "his story". Get it?

Acquaintance and Friend...What's the Difference?

Hi! I'm gonna (sorry for saying that) say this quickly to move on with some other work. This task is from our Skills for Adolescence (adolescence means the stage of growing up; between childhood and adulthood).

We were talking about the difference between acquaintances and friends. To read more, read the drawing! I think I've done this before...last year...maybe this is a "Throwback Thursday" kind of post. Except it's just happening once in a while...

What is Adolescence? This Drawing Reveals Some...

Yesterday the Year Eight Homegroup started on Skills for Adolescence, meaning, if you, the reader, didn't know, means skills taught to students our age, close, or even at (ahem, ahem, me, ahem, ahem) the age of teenager years, where we are becoming adults.

This is a drawing describing some parts of being an adolescent (tweenager-teenager) in this drawing.

Riddle Me Late!!

Hi, there!

Now, I know what you're thinking, I'm a bit late. But that doesn't mean I have to wait another week, or else that would be chaos. I used the schedule tool, one of the best short lessons I've been taught in a long time. So, last week's riddle that I left was...

Imagine you're stuck in a box with no windows or doors. How do you get out?

Did you get it? Here's the answer...

Stop imagining.

There you go. That's the answer. Now here's this week's one!

What question can you never answer?

To give a guess, or if you know the answer, comment below! It helps!

A Forgetful Post! With a Seecreet...

Well...where should I start with what I will call a "normal" post?

Maths. Earlier today... <click there to see my perspective of this...

I was with my group, Equals Ten. You know, Brodie and Tanisslous. Weirdly enough, we're still in the same group! But anyway, back to the point. We were doing our normal maths tumble as it said on the maths tumble. Free Rice Maths Timestables. Yep. That. But of course there has to be some flaw to that moment...

I remember it like it was just earlier today...

Tanisslous: Hey, Willy...guess what we're doin'...
Me: Oh...I don't know...I haven't seen the site, yet.
Brodie: Well, Willy-
I look at the site...
Oh, dear. This would mean Tanisslous would do something to distract me, or, even BETTER, make me lag behind him. Doesn't this remind me of anything, me?

But LUCKILY, Brodie was onside, actually seeing my point of view. Tanisslous was being sad, covering my screen AGAIN and letting me get the questions wrong AGAIN, an…

A Day in the Life of a Year Nine...Science...

So, moving on, the group had just came out of the building. I bang the door on my way out. Bad luck's a pain, isn't it?

A bit of a chat with another group while walking, and the next thing you know, we're at the science classroom. Our teacher was Miss Bunce, I believe her name was. And for today, we were going to do an experiment, which looked fun, but was informative too, and we learnt something while having a go. So, me and Stanley sat together, in the front table, near Miss Bunce, and then, after giving a look to what it looked like, and it was big, she came to us!

And we went through the process together. There was something that went first, I forgot the name. Then the dishwasher-liquid-bubble thing used, just a bit, and then the food colouring, in which what was supposed to be a few drops, ended up being a lot of food colouring. I mean, it was my first time in a while that I did this...

It erupted and for once I saw toothpaste-like foam just burst into my vision. Spec…

A Day in the Life of a Year Nine...

Hi, everybody!

My name is Willy and today I experienced what could be the perspective of a Year Nine! At a college!

Today was a Year Eight Open day for Year Eights from a variety of schools (Glenbrae, Glen Innes, Panmure Bridge, Point England...and other schools I forgot, or maybe I already did them...agh, who cares) go to Tamaki College to experience "A Day in the Life of a Year Nine", and they got through different classes, in these so called "periods". There's five periods, I believe. And when they said it's just forty or something minutes in a class...

They weren't kidding! Especially you, Miss Kyla, you were not kidding about that, right? Right?

Okay, let's move onto my perspective of a Year Nine. First of all, before the first period starts, and even before he even steps foot into the auditorium, guess what happens? And I am not joking because coincidentally...IT HAPPENED TO ME! WOW! GOSH! But yes, guess what happens next...

He gets a nose ble…

Faith - A College Task about Values...

Hi, there. My name is Willy and today I’ll talk about a value that then became a deep one for my thoughts and personality, that is now a great value! One value that I have that I am glad to have This means that I have full trust in something or someone who I would believe will do something good later on. This value that I chose is important to me because having faith in something that you think will turn out good will result in you gaining the feeling of trust, knowing that when you trust in something/someone for something else, you will definitely take hold on that trust. I, personally, think that values such as having faith can boost your personality and help your life in school, home, and in the community. I bet I use this value quite often, actually. Sometimes, when a friend says they’ll help online later on, I can trust them, and also, when they say they’ll complete their work, I can trust them! I have absolute faith in them! And when an event comes into mind, I can h…

Keen To Read??

A Day in the Life of a Year Nine...
Ever wondered what a Year Nine feels like on their "first" day at college? Want to know what college students do to learn, interact, and adapt to college life? Going to college next year but unfortunately can't picture what it'll be like?
Stay tooned for tomorrow...

Dear Fictitious Diary...Early ANZAC Task

Hi, everybody.

I just completed an Early Finisher's ANZAC Day task for now. This task, and believe me the document was a big one, had a bundle of tasks and keys to do, and I chose this one. The "Dear Diary". I have no idea why it's called that, but I know the objective. For ANZAC Day, this task is said to write a letter in the scenario where you're an ANZAC soldier who has survived three days after landing on Gallipoli Shores. Miracle! Now I had to write a letter...

Dear Diary,

It's horrible. It's disgusting. It's cruel. It's somewhat blinding sometimes.

Three days here, and already I'm traumatized! I never knew what I was in for, I was on foreign soil, thinking this would be a great opportunity to seek the outside world. That all took a turn for the worst as just when I landed here, gunshots were fired and dear me, wasn't THAT such a bad scene to look at afterwards??

Many good men wasted under the gunfire. Especially most of my friends. Never…

Why Should People Celebrate ANZAC Day?

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ANZAC Day. The day of remembrance and commemorations across two countries brought together. To stand together. This week, for the reading tasks, they were all related to ANZAC Day, comprehension activities to make us students think a lot about this day.
One of the tasks was to make a popplet or padlet (I did padlet because I didn't want to lose a popplet) to show some ideas about why people should celebrate ANZAC Day.
I went to do a LOT of research and learnt many new things about our ANZACs, the Turkish side of the story, what their name was (the Ottoman Empire), and lots more about the Gallipoli landings.

ANZAC Poem - By Mehi and Willy (me)

Hello, reader. My name is Willy and right now I present to you the ANZAC poem me and my great friend Mehi collaborated on. Truth be told, she made a prompt and I "went into the river and went with the flow". Then, all of a sudden, this came! A few "verses" giving an idea to the reader about ANZAC Day with the use of figurative language in places.

And to believe this took a day or two to write. I'm not that good in poetry!

So check out the poem Mehi and I wrote, well, typed down as we were thinking of those who lost their lives, but are noe remembered for their service to their country.

Oh, yes, there's a bit of a mistake towards the end. Instead of just the letter "e", it was "hope". And the ending was "We Will Remember Them".

The Gift We Gave...

Good evening to you, reader!

For now I will leave you with something that I almost forgot, until the graceful Miss Kyla sent an email to last year's Room Eight, in which it was about the birthday song (which I talked about a day later, August 29th, but I forgot the actual post) me and Simon had made for Miss Kyla. Gosh, I didn't know it would actually come to THIS day!

It's so amazing!

And so was last, here you go, me and Simon (with back-up vocals from Alison and Malia) with the birthday rap for Ms Kyla! And all of it, is true.

Hope you enjoyed this light, delightful, memorable, great moment in my school life...
Thank you for reading.

Riddle Me Wednesday! First of the Term!

Good evening to you, reader.

It's the first Wednesday of Term Two...that must mean...Riddle Me Wednesday is back! Wow! Hasn't it been a WHILE! But, before I show this week's riddle, here was the last riddle from Term One...

Two men are in a desert. They both have packs on. One of them is dead. The other man has his pack open, and the man who is dead has his pack closed.

What is in the pack?

Now, if everyone can read this, someone posted a comment below that particular post. Here's their comment here:

Click the image to enlarge it. But this person, amazingly, and SURPRISINGLY got the riddle right! A parachute! Well done, Jane Marshall, if I can reveal your name. Well, it's in the picture, but, well, I will mention the're awesome!

Everyone's awesome!

And thanks for that compliment, if I can call it that. Thank you.

So, without further ado, this week's riddle...

And to quote John Lennon, even though I forgot the whole thing, but you'll get…

Novel Study Series - Remember: Character's Traits

Good evening to you, reader.

I might continue the Novel Study Series during some school days. But at least it'll be more reminding to you, since it makes me more grateful that I read the book. It's amazing, by the way. I should mention that.

For the evening enjoy these attempted character traits I made about the characters in the book was reading, which was Canterbury Quake. I did this for a task in the Novel Study Presentation (Bloom's Taxonomy based), in which one of the tasks I chose was to describe the character's personality traits and physical traits using adjectives, similes, and metaphors.

So, here we go...and I do apologise in advance of reading the rest of this, I'm still working on my describing skills...

Here's the characters and their given traits and descriptions:

An artist. Active, but trapped under the forces of Mother Nature. Mixed emotions spring to her mind while in her diary, becoming creative in her own private way. Confident like a …

Ten Fast Fingers! Yes! But is it Bittersweet?

Good day to you, reader.

I changed the intro for school purposes. I don't know what else to call the thing I say first then the post, so I call it an introduction to the reader. There...
Earlier today for spelling the whole class had a warm up task before we did a spelling test. You'll never guess what the activity was...well the title says it all but just pretend you didn't see it...TEN! FAST! FINGERS! OH YES! I had not done that activity in quite a while, but it was worth the wait. Seeing almost everyone do it, focusing on actually typing their heart out...
It's just one of the moments you can't forget...*tear*...
But anyway, but to my point. I hadn't done the task in a while, yes. And I was a bit rusty at the start. Over fifty words. Wow. That was a good start...although I didn't screenshot it, sadly...uh...but that's because I was SO into the typing test! Yeah! Hmm...
Seriously, you should've been there when I hit over fifty words. "Hey. ev…

2 Weekly Post

Term Two is about to begin, and even though most of the students are happy to see each other once again for another term, there is surely going to be some struggle happening in the coming two weeks.

A new opportunity has opened up, but how would Willy take advantage of it? 
And with Winter coming early to Tamaki, how would that affect the school? 
Could Willy stop talking about this as if he's another person? 
Speaking of another person, how will he cope without Abraham Burnley making his personality more visible?
What can go wrong in the next two weeks?
The 2 Weekly Post returns at the scheduled date of the 3rd of May.

Most questions in this post may be fictional but was used to add more climax

Novel Study Series: Apply - Nostalgic Moments

Hi, everybody!

My name is Willy and for another part of the Novel Study Series, I take a look back a few years of what the book I read (Canterbury Quake, which I finished reading. Yes!), and see how the book's events remind me of a similar time.

The question of the task was, for Apply, Did this book remind you of anything that has happened to you? What? Why? How did you act in that situation?

Now, considering the big part of this book is earthquakes and their personal effects on the people in the book, the earthquakes reminded me of two not-so-similar situations, but they're at least close to being as big of an earthquake to Christchurch's.

One scenario occurred to me almost three years ago. Specifically, 2012. This was probably when the Big Shake Out earthquake drill occurred across the country. Everyone was prepared and the clock was ticking. Everything was quiet...then Ms Aireen (who was coincidentally my teacher in 2012) told us to do the drill in which we practised HO…

Thinker's Keys: The What If Key

Hi, everybody!

My name is Willy and today I, along with fellow friends Mehi and Stanley, have completed another Thinker's Key for today. Whoo! So much learning and working, I might as well do something unrelated to learning after this one!

This key today is the What If Key. This key really, OPENS up the mind to the possible outcomes, and the event is given from the task. That pretty much didn't give much information about this task...oh, here's the scenario (<- that word literally made me frustrated trying find out what it was...I was seriously frustrated!!!! ARGH!!)...

What if people had no heroes to look up to?  Use google drawing to brainstorm possible effects of this.

Now, uh, heh. The three of us kept forgetting the task objective, so we came up with...this...

Took a LOT of time to get this done...


Hi, everybody.

My name is Willy and...and...I have some really heart-breaking least that's how Abraham would say it...

Abraham, my true alter ego, and no coincidence if there was another Abraham Burnley, but this is a different one, the name is truly coincidental. Abraham, sadly, has gone to leave the suburb of Tamaki.

It's pretty saddening to hear, I know. But for some reason, he has gone back to his origin suburb, Gracepath (never really liked that suburb for some reason), in order to finish some unfinished business at his origin school, Gracepath Primary. He didn't tell me what  happened there. That was pretty harsh.

Now...he's gone.

Luckily, on the brighter and lighter side of things, he says he will be back as soon as things settle down. I'll give it six weeks, if not, maybe a term. It's just almost figuratively, a part of me gone somewhere else. And it's the serious, confident, part, so...gonna miss him for a while.

Let's just hope he co…

Novel Study Series: Apply: A Visit from Maddy...

Hi everybody,

My name is Willy and this is one of the tasks for Apply that I chose to do in the Novel Study Series. Here's the description for the task below:

Write an imaginative recount of a day that the main character came to visit our class.  What would happen?  How would they react to us?  How would we react to them?

It was such a memorable remember. At least for some of us it was! We were having a special visitor, coming ALL the way from Christchurch. Her name, apparently, was Maddy. Throughout 2010 to 2011 she had experienced earthquakes and aftershocks, which had changed not only Christchurch itself, but the people living there, too.

Sunny morning. The whole, and by whole I mean the Year Seven and Year Eights, sat quietly down on the mat, almost like mice. Except it was noisy and there were people complaining like horns about being squashed. Then, with a bit of suspense...Maddy came into our classroom, walking down the stairs, no trouble at all. But we all knew the…


Hi, everybody!

My name is Willy...and I conquered my own made-up challenge!!


It feels goood! Great, even! That I read a book in two weeks! And I keep using exclamation marks to mark I'm cheerful! Yeah!

This is the fourth time, I think, that I read a book, that suits my level, in a short amount of weeks.

Now I have a full understanding of the whole book. I'll be posting up a few posts (the Novel Study) later on in the day.

The Day that Truly Shocked Me...3

Hi, everyone.

This is the final part of the see the first part, click here. To see the second part, click here.

So, my Mum had hung up on me, and I was completely stumped. Why would she do that, hang up abruptly? Might've been because she wasn't used to having Dad's friends go off without talking to Dad. Or something else, if you know what I mean. Hopefully you don't, that's personal.

My Mum comes back just minutes after she hung up, dropping off my sister, saying, 'I'm just going to the dairy, yeah?'.
'Yep!' I reply back, while taking my sister back inside.

Inside I ask her, "Where's Dad?"
"At the car wash..." she replies.
My face went blank for a second. We, as in me, my Mum, and my Dad, kept telling her they were going to the car wash, because she is SOOO curious with her questions. Even IF she knows the answer!

"Okay...where did you and Mum go?" I ask.
"To the car wash..." she replies.


Novel Study Series: Understand - Guessing a Genre...

Hi, everybody!

Today, for Novel Studies, I get into a task that has some explaining to do. Like, I really am going to explain something about the book not long from now. I am going to give the book I'm reading (Canterbury Quake, by Desna Wallace), a genre! And then explain why I chose that genre.

So, the genre I chose for the book is...and I don't know for sure...just remember that...

Historical Fiction. Why?

I chose this genre for the book because even though it brings the history back to life, in such a feely and very empathic way, it is somewhat fictional. But! It is based on true events, that were horrible to see in person, let alone on television, that occurred in Christchurch between 2010-2011.

This historic part is about how some events, like the memorials, the two minute silence, and the aftermath (cracks, liquefaction, buildings damaged) were in the past, meaning some parts of the experience were historic, therefore it was engraved in history. Although some moments we…

The Day that Truly Shocked Me...2

Hello, everybody.

My name is Willy and this is the second part of the day that literally shook me. To see the background story, click here.

Moving on...

I was doing the dishes, sweeping the floor, wiping the tables, all that stuff, because not only was I supposed to do that, but my Mum had been recovering from a sudden illness. Body aches and a sore throat. She was fine now, she and my sister went to the pharmacy to get her medication.

So, while my Mum was doing her bible study, and her supposedly speech for church the next day, I had cleaned most of downstairs. Because our 'guest' room was to be unchanged. I go on my netbook, begin on some working tasks, and not to forget, take a walk and stand for a while so my heart syndrome (don't worry, it's sorta normal) doesn't get bad.

A couple hours of HARDCORE working, sort of, Mum gets a phone call. She then gets ready, putting her bible and biblical books away in her working bag, then prepares my sister, who hadn't …

Uijt Jt Nz Qptu Efejdbufe up Nz Mbtu Qptu

WARNING: The following post is under the Augustus Code. If you have not read the previous post, do read it. If you did, enjoy cracking this post!

But to be simple: Get the letter (e.g J) and put it one letter down (J becomes I).

Ij, fwfszcpez!

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Epo'u xpssz, fwfszcpez. Boe bmtp, jg zpr'sf b dmptf gsjfoe pg njof, ep opu fnbjm nf xibu jt uijt, boe xibu jt xspoh xjui nf. Cfdbvtf J bn KVTU GJJOF...

Uijt qptu nbz cf b qfstpobm gjstu. Ju JT nz gjstu qptu, J uijol, uibu ibt op qspqfs xpset up eftdsjcf x…

The Day that Truly Shocked Me...1

Hello, everybody.

My name is Willy and my holidays have begun to become a bit more worrying than I thought. It was my Dad. Today, my friends, was the day my Dad went to a church fundraiser and did not return for almost a whole day. Now, this post may be a bit unsettling due to the name, and because this is a learning blog, but don't worry...

Oh, I shouldn't have said that. Because for half of today was filled with worry, and the possible doubt of how my Dad had SEEN BY MY MUM.

But here's the backstory before all this madness happened...

It was a good, almost sunny, normal morning. I slept Dad would yell my name because of how late it was in the morning to be sleeping (even though HE usually sleeps in the most!) and then before I would officially wake up, my sister ruined it by jumping onto my bed and trying to sleep on my bed, but my bed is know...something happened...

I pushed her back to her room because she hurt my back. Ow! Ugh! I hate it when …

A New Thing To Do...Before School Starts!

Hi, everybody!

My name is Willy and today I had a new thought...

Why not make a new hobby before school starts? That'll be brilliant!

So, here it is. I've just gotten into this thing called letter substitution, where you replace one letter with another letter (for example replace "C" with "L") and then talk, with that letter substitution! So, read this sentence, using the letter substitution of "C" with "L"...

The cat caught in a car collision course could not catch any cones

Replace the letter "c" with "l" now, and you would say...

The lat laught in a lar lollision lourse lould not latch any lones

And see if you lan leep doing this (by the way, letters with the same sound can be replace too) for as long as it tales!

But, here's another thing that lan leep maling things interesting...

Loding...I mean...ugh, okay, loding. Loding lan be used in many situations to lommunilate with other people, to male a sentence so n…

Thinker's Keys: The Comparison Key

Hi, everybody!

My name is Willy and today I did ANOTHER Thinker's Key. I'm starting to get the hang of this! Might as well do the next holiday when I can!

Okay, so, this key that I'm doing for today is the Comparison Key. I have done one before earlier in Term One, but this one is a BIT different. It's to make a venn diagram to show the differences between two different subjects, and the same qualities in the middle.

For this, it was a movie superhero, and a community hero. The layout's basic but I am starting to make a schedule of things to blog.

Novel Study Series: Remember: Books the Author Has Done?

Hi, everybody!
My name is Willy and this is the second task of the "Remember" part of the Novel Study that I have chosen to do. Luckily, it wasn't that much of a hard task. Again. This just involved a bit of a realization that the author of the book I'm reading (Desna Wallace) had made only one book...
I think I just spoiled the presentation. But go through it anyway, I put a bit more information than this description.

Thinker's Keys: Variations Key

Hi, everybody!
Today, for Thinker's Keys, and drawings, too, I have sort of completed the Variations Key, which is about making a DLO showing different ways to encourage people to do something or be something. I think I got it right. I don't know. All I know is that the situation in this case was to encourage others to become heroes in their community.
Here's the drawing!

Oh, if you have some difficulty seeing the words, here's the plain version below:
YOU CAN BE A HERO!  In your community...

Well! You’ve heard it here! You yourself can be a hero to many your community…

You may be asking “How in the community can I do that?!”

Well, simple, everybody.
Random Act of KindnessMake Someone's DayPick...up...rubbish? I don't know... But here are the biggest ones to remember... Be Watchful...

Don’t listen to the modern lingo, like the word, “snitch”. It’s better to report than to stand there and let a ripple of trouble take it’s effect. If you see something s…

Build Up to The Day that Truly Shocked Me

It was getting word or any sign...the worry had risen...

Novel Study Series: Understand - Recording Myself Read a Little Bit

Hi, everybody!

The Novel Study series has begun and luckily there are some things too easy to accomplish!

This task for "Remember" (because the Novel Study presentation uses the Bloom's Taxonomy) that I chose is to record myself, using vocaroo, read a favourite chapter of mine from my book (Canterbury Quake: Christchurch 2010-11). But...

There is, one small thing about this book. You see, the book doesn't...really...have...chapters...

It's like a diary. In a diary, there are no chapters. Only...uh...entries, as people call them, recounting different days which goes on and on and o...

So, this "entry" that became my favourites, from the book, is on Friday, September 10th, 2011:

Here goes nothing...

Audio recording and upload >>
It was short, but it really hit me with the main character (whose name is Maddy) after "the big one" had hit Christchurch, and was facing aftershocks in her sleep, hence the poem.

An Upcoming Post...

....The day, that truly shocked mind was spinning....sanity running out....
To be posted on Thursday, the 16th, of April...find out what the picture means and the labels below...

UPDATE: There's more detail once you look at the more bigger image...

Novel Study Series

Hi, everybody!

My name is Willy and today I have recently thought of something else to do for my reading part of the homework tasks provided. Since I can't access the reading log, I went onto the class site and look what I found!

The Novel Study presentation/tasks!

Although, the book I'm reading isn't a nov...

Oh, no, wait, I just searched on Google. It IS a novel. Ahh, where would we be without Google...anyways, the book I'm reading: Canterbury Quake, is the book I'm currently reading. I'm aiming to read 11 pages per day to finish it on the last day of the holidays. Hopefully that's correct! I'll be doing the Novel Study presentation tasks on this book but not only one post, but multiple, as they're going to be different tasks.

This is going to go well...this will be well planned....I will be well during this...

I'm only doing this only because I think it's best. And it'll add more to blogposts, too. So...nice...initiative??

Manaakitanga: How Do We Show It?

Hi, everybody!

My name is Willy and today I am going to attempt to do a writing task from the apparently HOMEWORK tasks the whole class (or students with netbooks and are taking them home) has to do. This writing task I'm doing today is this:

Write a paragraph describing different ways we can show manaakitanga / caring and hospitality at Tamaki Primary.

So, here we go, and I do apologise for writing paragraphs, not one single paragraph. I'm just a talky guy, have you SEEN the 2 Weekly Posts before? And posts last year? And possibly the year before that?

Okay, let's start...


Manaakitanga. One of our school values here at Tamaki Primary. But how exactly, do we show this particular value? First of all, we show this value in our classrooms, but considering the fact that I'm in the Kia Manawanui Syndicate, we mostly use this value in our learning hub. Whenever we see a friend or classmate struggling with work, or just downright alone, lookin…

Current Events: Bloom's Taxonomy! Holiday Edition!

Hi, everybody!
My name is Willy and today I did something I haven't done in a while...and I mean like, weeks. I think it's been weeks. I don't know, but here it goes...
The Current Events: Bloom's Taxonomy! It's this activity, if you didn't know, that requires deep thinking for its questions and mini tasks. I gotta tell you, it takes a long time trying to get the hang of it. 
This week's article for me is about a man who was reportedly abused and knocked to the ground by a couple of teenagers, who stole his cars, then were caught and were seen in Youth Court earlier today. Enjoy the presentation with a bit of maturity towards the end.

And by the way, since the work took most of the time, there was not enough "holiday pizzaz" to go into this presentation. Some of you may be asking what the "holiday pizzaz" is. Usually, during at least one school holiday, to make presentations more enjoyable, I add some animations or some pop-up text and …

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A Short Maths Lesson

Hi, everyone! My name's Willy and just a moment ago, or moments ago, I was practising my maths knowledge, well, I spent most of the time trying out my knowledge of recognizing which numbers were a composite number or a prime number number. That took a while. So much, a while, that my daily limit of questions ran out.
Dang it....
At least I know a bit or two. A composite number is a number that can be multiplied by more than 1, and a prime number is a number only multiplied by 1.

Thinker's Keys: The Prediction Key

Hello Everybody!
My name is Willy, coming with another Thinker's Keys for this evening. This key is the Prediction Key, where I make a labelled diagram of something or someone in what could be in 100 years time. This diagram shows that Batman's costume appearance has little difference to what he looked like before, but there are a few changes.
Enjoy trying to read the labels!s

Thinker's Keys: The Question Key? (<- get it)

Hello Everybody!

My name i-you already know what my name is...

Today I was thinking. What about another Thinker's Keys task! That gets the brain running through the day!

So for now this is the Question Key, where there is an answer, and I have to make 10 questions, related to the topic, that give that answer.

Okay, here it goes: Integrity.


1. What's one word to describe me?

Ha, nevermind, let's get serious:

1. What could be one thing we all need to work on to change one thing today?
2. How would villains change their ways in today's society to become a true hero?
3. What's Batman?
4. Fill in the blank: Other than honesty, ________ is the best policy.
5. Let's say you're in a job interview. What is one of the key things to remember when being interviewed?
6. Another word for honesty?
7. What's that word that means doing good things all the time, even when someone's watching, or not? I just wonder...
8. Finish in the blank again:
Most of the time…

Sky Chase....

Hello Everybody,

My name is Willy and I'm just gonna go off the subject of learning for a second.

Yesterday, or today, I really have no idea where my time is going, but to be honest, this happened after midnight. Me and, well, Mehi, were discussing what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said what I thought. A singer and Michael Jackson. Who she loooved.

And then, out of the blue, I ask if she wanted to play Sky Chase, like, a one off game. This didn't mean that I would constantly blog about this learning game, nor stop playing. It's a game for sometimes.

Then we started. My name was AbeBurn248, while she was...guess was not obvious at all...


To be fair, she does love him. So, without further ado, we started on our only game of Sky Chase. Just one. Okay, I played two, but that's only because I thought Mehi's name was cutie-something-something. Anyway, we started, and I was in the lead.

Until I had the thought, "Hey! I co…

Thinker's Keys: The Alphabetiical Key

Hello, Everybody!
My name is Willy and right now I'm talking about the presentation above this desciprtion. Along with the Picture Key, there is the Alphabetical Key, where I come up with words relating to "Heroes", and then put them in alphabetical order.
It took a while, like always! And took as much thinking as the Picture Key!

Birthday Update!

Hello Everybody!
My name is Willy and right now, well, yesterday, I just forgot to tell you.
Remember that post about my birthday a few days ago? And how I said birthday pie instead of birthday cake?
Well, my question was answered yesterday, and now I can say this.
I had my birthday cake:

Well, at least part of it. My brother and sister ate the big pieces, I only got three.

My FIRST Lunar Eclipse!

Hello, Everybody!

My name's Willy, and earlier today, and I mean really earlier (doesn't make that much sense, but you get it) today, in the early hours of today (there we go), I had that one chance of seeing a lunar eclipse happen before my eyes. This, of course, prompted me to make a video informing people about it, but it was probably short notice, as it was made past 10pm.

The lunar eclipse phase, like, the part where the Earth's shadow goes over the moon start after 11pm, and when Mum came back from work, at what I thought was 11:15pm, I think that's when it officially started. The moon at that time was...uh...I think it was full, like, an almost full moon, but, like, there was still a pa-argh, for crike's sake! I don't know, okay?! It was full! But it didn't look like it was full! There!

Agh, man! That was hard! Aww....

So, anyway, I waited for a while, time after time, minute after minute, second after second, moment after moment, millisecond aft- yo…