Tag: Week 4

Statistics and Probability


Task description: This week during Maths, we are learning to work out the probability something will happen. We had to interpret and draw conclusions from the data presented in graphs. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Home learning – Nicki Minaj

A hero is someone who creates their own path, someone who isn’t afraid to separate themselves from society. Nicki Minaj fits that description perfectly. Some people don’t view her as a hero, but to a lot of people she’s a role model and an inspiration. She revolutionised women in the hip-hop/rap music industry, so much so that critics state, “She’s one of the best rappers of all time.” Minaj is also the first solo female artist to have seven singles on Billboard’s top 100 at the same time, also she is the only female rapper to be featured on Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. She has been awarded the best Female Hip-Hop artist at the 2010 BET Awards.

Onika Tanya Maraj, Nicki’s birth name, came from a hard life in Queens, New York. Her father was a drug addict and a heavy drinker, at one point he tried to kill her mother by burning the house down. Once she was old enough, she started working. She got fired from fifteen different jobs because of her standing up for what she believed in. Her last job before she was discovered at 19 was at Red Lobster. Imagine that, someone going from working at Red Lobster to going on tours with other celebrities.

It was a tough road for Minaj even when she realised she had the talent to be a star. At first she wanted to be on Broadway, but was eventually turned down, and attended a performing arts school. Then she found a passion for the music industry, particularly rap. She tried but was told ‘no’ a lot. She kept on trying though, she said at one point that she always had a female empowerment drive which led her to want to become successful so she could help her mom out. Her first record label was with the Dirty Money label. Nicki Minaj made a series of mix tapes with the label but it just didn’t work. Lil Wayne, another current rapper, heard her mixtapes and wanted to sign her. Nicki signed to Young Money Cash Money Entertainment label, which happens to be her current label.

Nicki Minaj inspires a lot of people. She carved her own path for her life, not listening to what other people were saying about her not being able to “make it big.” She went into the music industry not as a singer but as a female rapper, which is almost unheard of. She might not be a person whose actions I want to copy, but her determination and motivation is something I really admire. She pushes herself everyday to be better and to try harder. In a world where a lot of people don’t go after what they are after because they are scared, or being bullied, or people are telling them no you’ll never be able to do that, we could use more people like her.

Your definition of a hero may be different than mine but one heroic quality that I find important is leadership to pursue their dream and to just enjoy life and be happy with who they are. She is a true leader and a hero, and Nicki Minaj has proven herself to be an inspiration to all mankind. She has inspired many people. Nicki Minaj will be remembered for a long, long time.

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Instructions: Write about someone who inspires you, write about how they inspire you. Is it a family member, sports star, author, actor?

Other graphs!

Task description: This week during Maths, we are learning to interpret the information presented within graphs. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

My Mini Movie – By: Zaria

Task description: This week for Inquiry, I asked my teacher if we could make a movie are art because that was the theme for Term 3. And she agreed, so we started filming. After that we completed the the filming we went into editing, after that, we posted it on our blog. I enjoy this movie very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Atutahi’s Unicorn


Task description: This week for home learning, we had to select a book, and write a paragraph about you’ve read and a prediction about what will happen next or a prediction about what you think it going to happen before you read it. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Synonyms: Nouns, Adjectives & Verbs


Task description: This week during reading, we had to understand different characters by acting out a play, which we had to perform with confidence. We had to identify nouns, adjectives and verbs in our play. We were to take on the persona of different characters in a play. We also had to perform with: Appropriate VOLUME for people to hear me well & EXPRESSION that matches the emotion of my character. Then we give examples of nouns, adjectives and verbs. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Writing – Speech Introduction


Task description: This week during writing, we had to capture our audience’s attention by writing an engaging introduction. Our speech had to starts with: a question, a funny one liner, a story, the big idea or a prop. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Maths – Challenges

Task description: This week for maths, we did 3 different challenges. The first challenge we had to build a bridge out of paper and make a dice stand on it. The second challenge we were learning how to make a long tower out of straw and this task was for participation and teamwork it was fun but challenging we had fun and it was taller than us. We were the first to finish, and our tower was 147 cm tall. The last challenge was we had to build the highest tower out of cups and ours was the tallest. After that we completed the task, we put it on our blogs. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting!

Show Not Tell

Task description: This week during literacy as our writing task we had to use descriptive language to describe what is going on rather than telling, and describe actions that help paint a picture in my readers mind, after that we completed the task, and posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Year 7 – Step Up

Once a year the year 8’s go out on a leadership camp, to become better at following the three P’s partnership, participation and protection and communication. The amazing year 7 starts there step up days, which means we lead the school well the year 8’s are away learning and also become better at following the three P’s, like the year 8’s. And I’m going to talk about my two favourite things we did together as a team.

My first favourite thing we did probably was the silhouette art that my team, the Mighty Kiwis, did with Mrs Ilaoa. My reason for this is because I do a lot of painting and art at home, so it was very relaxing and fun. Another reason is because I was in a group with my friends so that just made it better.

My second favourite thing we did is going to be the movie that the teachers play in our movie theatre aka the street. My cause for this is because all the year 7’s were coming together and having fun. Also because our lovely teachers got us all popcorn with lollies at the bottom of the container.

So thank you so much for the food, amazing activities, and more. To repay your love and care for us for those days, the year 7’s promise them to carry what we learned together in those three days throughout the rest of our lives, to show support to everyone even if you don’t know them.