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Past Simple, AND Past Revision! Two Tasks In The Same Presentation!

Here is a presentation that thankfully TJ and Stanley let me work with them on that shows you our understanding of past tense words. We did two sheets, one was the first one and the second one is the...well, I forgot, because I didn't have access to the second (I think it was second) task last week.
We were learning, as said in the first slide, to edit and write sentences that are written in the past tense.

Times Tables Tractor Tug! 'Twas Terrific! Thanks!

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Now here's another post about maths practise. With multiplication as the main subject. The pictures you will see below show my victorious break through in another game, in which I played with another player playing a tug-of-war. With tractors...

I was practising my multiplication and recalling them quickly so I would win. AND be able to answer the most questions between me and the other player, who was good at striving for themselves after I went to do something (haha).

Don't look at the tabs, please.


That Maths Car Race Game That Uses Multiplication As Gas

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So, today I decided to do some practising of my times tables. Well, not the basic ones, like the two times tables, the five times tables, and the ten times tables, but the other ones, besides the one times tables. I went back to the ol' Arcademic Skill Builder website thing, chose a game with the word "multiplication" in it, and played it. This is one of the games, in which I forgot. But, the reason for that is because, I was picking random games.
This game, in particular, had the objective of answering as many multiplication facts as possible, and the more you answer, the faster you go, giving you a chance to come first in your race! And what a luck, after a couple of tries, I came first in the last one! Yippee!
Now, this won't be much of a big screenshot, but that is because the other person that I was competing with had an inappropriate name.

T.P.S KidsCan Parade Presentation!!

The presentation above is about my personal thoughts about the KidsCan Parade (that occurred on Thursday due to school pictures on Friday). I was learning to use the Five Senses (Smell, Taste, Feel/Touch, Hear, and Sight) to describe this partiular, and aweseome, event.
Thank You KidsCan, by the way.

KidsCan Poster/Notice For KidsCan Parade

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Hi. This is the poster that the Student Council used to promote the KidsCan Parade that was held, at Tamaki Primary! This poster was put almost all around the school - due to limited time and a LOT of arguing between the student councillors involved, and mostly everyone, according to many discussion, actually read it.
Enjoy reading the details on the poster/notice. It tells my earlier post about the parade in short. Enjoy.

Past Simple! Grammarnastics Task

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Here is a task from Grammarnastics in which at the beginning I did not know what to do, but ended up with realising the idea of this part of the tasks. It was to manage irregular and regular past tense words. Irregular past tense words are words that can be changed with different letters to make it into past tense, whereas regular past tense words are words that use "-ed" at the end to make it a past tense word.

National KidsCan Mufti Day!! Well, Tamaki Primary's KidsCan Parade...Awesome...

Hiii.

My day at school was pretty...pretty...AWESOME to sum it up!

For us, we had our Thank You KidsCan Parade. We had it today, because our school pictures were going to be taken on the actual day. And here at Tamaki Primary, it would be a bit peculiar having most students with mufti on...

Moving on, it was such a blast. The Year Eights were in the hall for the whole day, the Year Sevens were back in the classroom, Whaea Petra was here! Yay! And Ms Aireen was planning some stuff I didn't know. I did some things too, like start on a NEW poster, since the previous one was lost, for some reason. Wednesdays and posters don't make a good recipe for success.

ANYWAY, that was morning. After morning tea, though, it was going to be the start of something that might be called awesome. Everyone was helping out, doing something. I take off my jacket and go to my bag, which I left upstairs, in my locker. It took a while. Back down, everything was making process. The band were almost set u…

Riddle Me Wednesday! Or Late...

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Hi again,

To another LATE version of Riddle Me Wednesday. To cut this post short, here was last week's riddle...

What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

Now, one person, who was Mrs Burt, had a try on this riddle four days after the post was...posted. To save your time finding the comment, here it is...


And to be fair, she did get the answer right. I mean, for an answer to be an answer, it HAS to have at least one proper key word in it. Great answer, Mrs Burt!
So the answer was: Lunch, and dinner!
Now, for this week's riddle...
What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night? If you want to give a guess, don't hesitate to comment below! Just...just below...there, the thing that says "comments" after the number...just think about the question/riddle, try thinking outside the box, maybe.
Until next time!

Personal Goals for Matariki (Maori New Year)

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Oh, finally. A week since blogging. It's been a while, hasn't it? Anyway, the drawing above shows my goals for Matariki, the Maori New Year. I thought long and hard about the goals, and now, have started making a bit of progress. Well, besides the third one. I mean, I have no netbook...
Nevermind, I should not talk about that. Anyway, it took a while, and here it is. I was supposed to blog this last week, but I was confused, and didn't blog it. My bad. And apologies for not blogging lately, I'll try my best to get back to the spirit of blogging at least every second day for the situation I'm in now...

Riddle Me Wednesday!!

Hi, there!!

Welcome to another one of Riddle Me Wednesdays! It's such a great time to showcase the different part of me, because I love riddles. It is just SO challenging trying to think outside the box. Then when I get it wrong...uh...

Moving on from that little stuff-up, here is last week's riddle that I gave out to you...

What do you call an elephant in a phone booth?

Now this sounds like a bad joke. It kind of is. But like an anti-joke. Here's the answer:

Stuck.

If you got that correct - then you know your way around logic and things all rational, like an elephant in a phone booth. It's stuck, that's the answer.

This week's riddle:

What two things can you never eat for breakfast? The clue here is it is breakfast...in the morning...then continue to get your answer. If that sounded confusing, then that's a good sign I made the clue hard to be an obvious one.

If you know the answer, comment below! You never know, you might be right!!

Vocabular Tasks! Term Two, Week Nine...

Hi everyone, I'm in a race to blog with Mehi here. Anyway, this is the vocabulary tasks presentation that Mehi and I did (she did most of it and then asked me to join after I couldn't access it for some reason). It was fun trying to figure out the tasks! Especially if they were still on the "Heroes" topic!

How Tiger Got His Stripes - By Willy, William, and Boisi - Tuakana Teina Activity

For the whole day today, the Year Eights of Kia Manawanui did Tuakana Teina with their Tuakana Teina class, Room One. 
For one of the tasks, it was to pick a story (most likely a story/video that our buddy would choose, but because Boisi didn't like either of them, me and William chose one) and then record our buddy's feedback. 
Luckily, Boisi knew the story, though he didn't enjoy it fully. So here it is, the finished presentation about our story that most of us chose, How Tiger Got His Stripes!

Introducing Myself - In Sign! Watch the Movenote of Many Mistakes...

Hi. This is a Sign Language Movenote that I did just now, because I couldn't before since my netbook broke for some sort of reason. The Movenote shows me trying to show my introduction of my name. As always, it turns out as a long, mistake-filled Movenote that shows the wrong slides.

Here's the introduction:

Kia Ora. My name is W-I-L-L-Y. Enjoy watching me look oblivious to the non-responsive slides (it was because I didn't click the arrow) at night, tired. The signs shown might not be the correct signs, by the way. It has been a while since I had done some sign language.

Blog Commenting! It's Been A While!

This presentation above shows me going onto different people's blogs, READING at least one or two of their posts, and commenting! It's been a while since I could blog comment, and then put it into a presentation. Or do the task "Blog Commenting" for a while. I hope you enjoy reading the feedback and not-so-much feedforward I gave. Not-so-much feedforward because the posts I went on were GREAT!!

Winter-like Events. Winter-like Meaning Unfortunate | The 2 Weekly Post (2 of 2) - Monday 8th June - Friday 12th

To start off, Monday was Teacher's Only Day.

Tuesday (wow I'm doing this again, haha). The Patrol Monitors and the Student Council had a talk about role duties and doing the Service for the School. Breakfast Club was also mentioned. Luckily, I had the perfect reason for not coming, I just didn't say it out loud. Monday's were not really school days for this week and last week. Wow. So saving.

I would've came late due to the sleep deprivation-like sleeping.

That's all I can remember from Tuesday. Onto Wednesday.

Oh, that's right. Wednesday, the 10th of June. The day I never knew would be significant. First of all, I was attending a presentation, representing my school. There were other ambassadors there, too. And we all did our own speech. I'll get a link to the post about it. Click here.

Then later on I was interviewed, along with Ma'asi and Stanley, about our learning, and the bike tracks. Click here for the full experience.

That was amazing, and g…

What A Day It Was! 2!

So, the previous with the title What A Day It Was! talked about my speech over at the building near Sommerville (which used to be Tamaki Intermediate). Now on this post, I will tell you what happened when visitors, a film crew, came to our school to film. And interview. I was one of the interviewees.

The three-man crew were in the classroom filming parts of the spectacular learning that took place at the same time. Some people weren't so keen on being filmed, but so be it. We all acted, "natural". Well, natural as in...

Looking at the camera directly and smiling. At least, that was Stanley.

It was later in the afternoon where for the whole block, me, Ma'asi, and who would you know it, Stanley, were going to be interviewed in sort of a "joint discussion". The three of us were going to be interviewed at the same time. Specifically, in the video to be posted soon, it would show the three of us sitting at a table, and then the interviewer, forgot his name (apol…

My Manaiakalani "Learn, Create, Share" Speech

Here's the actual speech that I used (mostly, and added some jokes in but that was improvised) to present on the Manaiakalani Ambassadors Meeting on Wednesday.

Talofa Lava, my name is Willy and I am a Year Eight Student. I attend Tamaki Primary School which is a full primary school located in Alamein Road.

Our inquiry topic this term has been Myths and Legends.  I’ve learnt quite a lot, actually, mostly about stories, in which I would say would be easily categorised into a Myth and Legend.

What I learned first was the differences between a myth and a legend.  A myth is a story passed down from generation to generation that might be hard to believe but, carries key messages about people and cultures.  A legend, however, is a story that is also passed down from generation to generation, about a true figure or event, but has been largely exaggerated.  For example, Robin Hood was a true person, but he probably didn’t kill 100 men with one arrow.

Now, for the Myths and Legends task, I …

Get Hyped Up! For Work... | The 2 Weekly Post (1 of 2) - Monday 1st June - Friday 5th June

Hi. Welcome to the 2 Weekly Post. Apologies for not doing one two weeks ago (probably). It was just for the sake of blogging work. Moving on, it all started, on the first of June...

It was the Queen's Birthday. Public Holiday, I know it wasn't her actual birthday...

Tuesday now (hehe), and it was back to school. I sort of realise that I had not done ANY of the Samoan Language Tasks. Thanks to one person that had me to stay with him to help him blog work he did finish, but didn't blog. I couldn't back myself out of it, I mean, I wouldn't say "no" to someone who needs to blog!

I wish I could so I can finish work. Sadly, I didn't have ANYONE to work with. Besides Sulaiman, but his internet was not good. At. All. I would say this would be a bad start to the week. AND it was on a Tuesday, so wow, how lucky. But moving on, some scandal was in the works in class. Can't really say what it was EXACTLY, but here's, uhh, some keywords, for you to, uhh, d…

Maui (from How Maui Caught the Sun) - Task

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This drawing shows a task that me and TJ did. This task was to describe a character in a chosen myth we have chosen. Our myth was How Maui Caught the Sun. By the way, THIS DESCRIPTION HAS TAKEN ME THIRTY MINUTES TO WRITE. So please excuse this, but do read the work, please.
Thank you.

Xtra Maths! Triumph!

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Hi!!!

Today for half the middle block, the Year Eights-oh, I made Mehi get an answer wrong. Sorryy. Anyway, the Year Eights started on Xtra Maths, you may have seen some posts about this from last year, and it was SO HARD!! I have never struggled so HARD on MATHS!

But yes, today we did the starting of Xtra Maths. To make this shor-oh, Mehi told me to stop talking too much. MOVING ON, guess what I got during the "Race The Teacher" round??

17. Look below. I know, the picture below shows the applications on a Apple Mac, but closely, you can see-oh, I made William get something wrong. Okay, moving on, I got 17 answers.


And then I did another one. This time, without hesitation, I was panicking my way through the questions. Turns out, it worked. I only got one question wrong, but for the rest of the questions, I got them right!
77!


What A Day It Was!

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Hi, there!

Just yesterday (Wednesday) morning, I had went over to the Old Tamaki Intermediate. Or, the New Sommerville Building Area. It was next to the school, nevermind. I went to the place that is next to the school, just with Sommerville.

Ugh, let me get to the point, I'm not going to explain the building that is next to Tamaki Primary and was Tamaki Intermediate until 2011 or 2012. I went there to...and I don't want to make this exaggerated, but I was an ambassador, for the school! For the school, yeah! It was a Manaiakalani Ambassadors Presentation thing, and ambassadors from each of the schools involved in Manaiakalani (well, at least MOST of them, some were apparently not there) were to present a presentation about the topic, "Learn, Create, Share". I, for one, was new to speaking infront of people who I hardly knew. Oh, there were visitors that were going to listen.

Probably 40-50 visitors were there.

I came with Miss Kyla, with a big of advice from Ms Aireen…

Riddle Me Wednesday! Forget Last Week, It Was Forgotten! And Even Though It's Thursday, It's Still A Riddle!

Hi!

I know what you're thinking from last week, I MAY have missed out a Riddle Me Wednesday post. I know, I know, pretty unorganised, but don't worry, at least I haven't forgotten this week! Now, last week's riddle...no, last, LAST week's riddle...

Railroad crossing without any cars. Can you spell that without any R's? Now for that answer...here is how you spell that without R's...

T-H-A-T.

There you go. Of course, there's no R's in there! Or, not in "that". Haha, get it? I'll take the look on your face reading this, as a yes! Thank you! This week's riddle, after many...days...okay, here goes:

What do you call an elephant in a phone booth?

Remember...you're describing what an elephant is if they're in a phone booth...

The Declaration! I've Got It, My People!!!

Good day to you, reader!

I had remembered what I was going to say...

I've got it!

I've got it!

It took several crashes, and a delay of blogging, but I got it! The Declaration of the End of the Blogging War, fully signed and agreed on, can now be showcased on my blog. I'm the last one out of the three of us (Patosina and Stanley signed theirs and blogged theirs) to blog it, and here it is...

Declaration of the End of The Blogging War
And I shall tell you this, there will be not another one coming our way - WE WON! Yeah! Hurrah!

Thank you for reading.

Movie Evaluation Task - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Hayne: The Pegasus

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Now the description is below! This makes this describing thing MORE easier! Pah, so smart! Okay, so the drawing above this little blurb is from our Movie Evaluation of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I worked on this, with the additional help of Stanley. The task (I posted this before, it had the red arrows and stuff) before this told us we needed to choose one of the mythical creatures and find some information about them.
Of course, we didn't want to picture ourselves as a lion with a human head, or a giant with one big eye. Or a horrible-looking evil thing, so we did a *Pegasus.
*This creature may or may not have been used several times before from other students in the Kia Manawanui Syndicate.

Fulfilling a Friday! Part Two...

Okay, so I've ran out onto the courts outside, where the Year Eights were doing their KiwiSport session. If you read that sentence, and knew that they were NOT in the hall, good on you. We moved out of the music room because of the noise in the hall, and we THOUGHT the Year Eights would be in the hall next, but they weren't.

Briiilliant. But that didn't matter, because I was on my way to get the people I needed. Mehi, Ma'asi, Stanley, and William. People who were responsible. Responsible. Responsible. A few seconds into the walking, and I'm arguing with them. How responsible (!). Apparently, one of them was on a different subject, and another thought the person I talked about before was replacing another person who is in this little project of mine but isn't (they're sick), and I said no. I guess SOMEONE did not get something right!

It was Ma'asi. Just sayin', just sayin', no hard feelings...no, really, none of it.

We go inside the office, then …

Fulfilling a Friday! Part One...

So today, on this Friday, it was quite a MUSICAL kind of day at school. Caleb, our music teacher/music specialist, recorded me and a couple of "responsible" people a song I wrote, with many credit to the person that helped me a lot!

It all started after Morning Tea...everyone was making a racket. Like always. That's the new normal now. Hmm. :-\ . But I didn't mind at all, as I had just came from pointing at orang thi-ORANGE BUTTON! Oh, sorry, I think this has become a hab-ORANGE TITLE! Ugh, gosh, now I'm doing this on a po-ORANGE LOGO! Ugggh, nevermind...

While sitting down, doing what I did, Caleb came in to get me, and even though I was excited...I had no netbook (dulll me), so I took one netbook which I could find, and don't worry, the owner of the netbook would trust me to protect it...really wellll....

Shoes on, netbook in hand, Caleb behind me, we both walked down to the music room.

Now, let me tell you, the netbook I chose was not quite what I thought …

Movie Evaluation - Percy Jackson - Matching Creatures to Descriptions...

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This is another part of the Movie Evaluation tasks for Percy Jackson. For this task, which Stanley did, I only helped, he had to match the name of the mythical creature to its description. I don't know how long it took, but I can tell you it, by the looks of it, may have been hard for Stanley. Sorry for the non-help, Stanley...
Enjoy the drawing...

Percy Jackson - Movie Evaluation - Compare Percy and Hades...

I won't say hi. Good evening, reader...
This is the second task to the Movie Evaluation for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I did most of it, letting Stanley rest for the hard work he put into the previous task that I just posted before. The link below shows the thinking from both of us (he still helped with the writing/typing), showing Percy Jackson's side of things, and Hade's side of things. Their personality, their actions throughout the movie, and how they changed.
We were learning about the characters by using the film to help write down facts about them.
Click the link to endure the thinking!

Percy Jackson - Movie Evaluation - Remember! Do you remember....

Hi.

Willy here. I know I don't need to introduce myself but I just ran in the rain and it felt good, okay, so don't bother the intro. This link below this description will take you to the first task of many for our Movie Evaluation for the recent movie everyone watched: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Bolt Thief. Bah, I don't know the actual title, and I've watched this movie many times! Haha!

But anyway, the link. Like the Hercules Question Movie Task (forgot sequence of words), me and another person had to answer the questions related to the movie. This is the Remember task. Yes, the Movie Evaluation is based on the Bloom's Taxonomy.

The questions on the document were filled out by me and Stanley. No, no. Nevermind. STANLEY did literally everything, and only needed my help for the spelling. Because we were rushing. And I was getting ready for a test. Re-test, test, I don't know. I was doing four questions that I got incorrect.

OKAY, the link! Haha, I'm pr…

Hercules Movie Evaluation - What Makes A Hero?

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Below is another task from the Movie Evaluation tasks about Hercules (the 1997 film, not the 2014 one). It is part of our Myths and Legends topic, and Hercules, is from Greek Mythology. I think he is. The drawing below shows our (me, TJ, and Teina's) thinking. Again, I changed it a bit. Sorry, guys...

Hercules Movie Evaluation Task - Describe the Character!

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Hi, we meet once again in another post about the Movie Evaluation of Hercules (1997, not 2014). Down below is a drawing about the characteristics in which we (me, TJ, and Teina, the people I worked on this with) thought about when watching the movie.
We were learning to describe the characters in the movie and list their qualities, hero-like, or villain-like.

Hercules Movie Evaluation Task - Movie Questions

Hi. Below is the questions about the movie Hercules (1997 film, not 2014) that the (almost) whole syndicate watched 7 days ago on a Monday.

I did this task with TJ and Teina, and since I didn't do much of the work (and they did do most of it), I decided to go back on this task and work on the questions, even though I had only watched probably three quarters and a half of the film.

Enjoy! Some answers may be wrong, but come on, I didn't watch the WHOLE film. Thanks to a little, sore throat...

Who are the singing ladies in the beginning? The singing ladies in the beginning were the singing muses.Who gave Hades his job? Zeus was the one that gave Hades his job, which was to be in charge of the underworld.Who should Hades release when the planets align? The Clash of the Titans. Or the Titans...How do you kill a god? You give them the mortal potion, and then when they drink it, then yo can kill them, because they are mortal (they can die)Phil is a . . . _?_Goatman. Phil is a goatman…

Winter...

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Winter is here. What will happen in the next three months?