Task description: This week during Reading, we are learning to identify and discuss the theme. We are also learning to identify and discuss the author’s stance and message. For this task we had to choose which word goes where and give a reason or reasons for our choice. My highlight was finishing my work pretty fast and being able to understand my work really well. I don’t have a lowlight for this week because so far I have had fun doing the work and been able to do it really fast. This week I don’t have anything I want to work on as I have understood my work and finished it off really fast. After that I completed the task, I posted it on my 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.
Task description: This week during Maths, we are learning to figure out what the bags represent and what they equal up too. It was a bit tricky to add the numbers together because you get really confused with the numbers. My highlight was finishing the task really fast because it was really easy and doing it with my friend. My lowlight is answering the questions because it was boring but I finished them. I don’t have anything to work on this week, but anyways I enjoyed doing maths today. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!
Task description: This week during Reading, I did Thank you Ma’am – Respond to text. We had to read a 4 page story called “Thank you Ma’am” by Langston Hughes. As a child being raised by his grandmother in Lawrence, Kansas, Langston Hughes began a lifelong exploration of literature and blues music. He later went to Columbia University, worked in hotels, and travelled the world as a cook’s assistant. After being discovered, Hughes went on to write novels, short stories, and plays as well as poems. Hughes’s work shows a special understanding of everyday people – people who may not be famous or rich but whose lives are inspiring and valuable nonetheless.
This reading work was really interesting to complete and the book was really weird because the lady was angry with the boy and kind of kidnapped him for about an hour or so. The lady took the boy back to her home and told him to wash his face. She then made some food for them and asked the boy about his life. The boy had a really tough and hard life. He had no family to look after him at home and that he was struggling with money and food. Then the lady released him and told him to not steal her purse ever again.
My highlight was making the video with my buddy, because it was really fun and behind the scenes we just giggled and laughed. My lowlight is reading the book because it was long and answering the questions because it was boring and kind of weird. Something I’ll work on next time is to start enjoying reading more and to start understanding the text. I enjoyed reading today. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!
Task description: This term for my DLO I had to present a movie of a day in the life of a person who takes care of themself and their body. This is because our theme for this Term is ‘fit for purpose’. Meaning I had to create an animation of a day in the life of a child who has a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Some possible factors to include could be:
- Eating well
- Sleeping well
- Positive attitude
- Self talk
Our animation were expected to include a voice over to add greater detail and information for our audience. Our animation should also include music to engage our audience and be shared on our blog. I had to explain and show what I’m doing and what we’re learning by doing this experiment. After that, I had to put my animation into “iMovie” and turn it into a full movie.
My movie had to show a day in the life of a healthy person. The first thing a healthy person would do is sleep well as it improves your brain performance, mood, and health. Anothing thing a healthy person does before they start their day is give themself a positive self-talk to improve self-esteem, stress management and wellbeing. Also brushing their teeth and washing their face because that is a part of hygiene and good personal hygiene is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting infectious or diseases such as COVID-19, colds and flu.
Eating healthy food because a healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition. It protects you against many persistent noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Next is exercise which is also really important to improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities.
Lastly a good thing to do on a daily basis is something I call “Me Time ” and during that time you do what you want, something you love, something relaxing, such things could be:
Self care: Doing a self-care routine has been proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, increase happiness, and more.
Listening to music: Provides a total brain workout and research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.
Alone time: Alone time is a great opportunity for self-reflection and self-discovery.
It’s just some time for you to take care of yourself and relax.
Anyways now that we have come to the end of my movie I hope you enjoyed seeing things you can do to stay healthy, mentally and physically. I try my best to do most of this on a daily basis. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed it. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.
Task description: This week during Math, I did Algebra 1. We had to answer 4 hard & tricky questions. I had to work with my friend. It was really tricky that we ended up working with our teacher Whaea Saf. Algebra looks hard to learn but it’s easy when you actually learn it. But today’s work was more tricky than last weeks.
My highlight was finishing my work pretty fast and being able to understand my work really well. My low light was that the maths problems were written properly and we had to make it up as we went. This week I don’t have anything I want to work on as I have understood my work and finished it off really fast. After that I completed the task, I posted it on my 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.
Task description: This week during Inquiry, we are learning to be a bucket filler and treat them how we want to be treated. You fill a bucket when you show love to someone, when you smile, make someone feel special or do something kind. That’s being a bucket filler. A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things to other people. Bucket fillers are those who help without being asked or give hugs and compliments. For this task we had to write down ways that you could fill other peoples buckets! We we’re told we could customise the bucket and blog it when you are done. After that I completed the task, and I 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.
Dawn Raids: An Injustice Against Pacific Island Communities in New Zealand
The New Zealand government launched a number of raids throughout the Pacific which went by the Dawn Raids. In the 1970s homes and construction on islands. Though the whole purpose of these raids was to hunt down and get rid of people who had overstayed their visas. Over time this often turned violent and unfair because of people’s skin tones. And today I’m gonna be telling you about the Dawn Raids over the years, which looks into its legacy on New Zealand society as a whole. Detailing their impact on Pacific Island communities, measuring reactions from supporters and community leaders.
To start it off, money making disasters, high unemployment rates, increased immigration from Pacific Island countries such as Samoa and Tonga, racism towards immigrants, and an anti-immigration feeling throughout politicians marked the social and political climate in NZ throughout the 1970s. Pacific Islanders were nearly always the target of discrimination at this period, they were often mentioned as “overstayers” even though they had legal permission to stay in New Zealand.
Impact on Pacific Island Communities:
The Dawn Raids had a very bad and outstanding impact on Pacific Islanders. This led many families to live in fear of the government, because they had the thought of them and their houses in the trail of illegal immigrants being raided. They had a concerning chance of being caught or deported at any time, which had serious mental effects for them such as depression or stress-related disorders. Many families were torn apart when parents or other relatives were caught and taken into custody or forced to leave the country while still carrying children or taking care of family members. And even though this trauma has been passed down through continuous generations, many harmful results of these raids can still be seen today.
Response from Promoter and Community Leaders:
Due to the Dawn Raids, supporters put together acts that caught people’s attention to problems faced by Pacific Islanders in NZ, some known as discrimination and unreasonable overstaying of visas. Many community leaders knew what was happening was unfair and fought for the rights of Pacific Islanders by offering assistance and information about legal representation. Though all their hard work and efforts were unsuccessful to put an end to Dawn Raids or help ensure that everyone who were harmed gained justice and fairness.
Legacy of Dawn Raids:
The dawn raids left a real impact on New Zealand society in a lot of different ways. Firstly these incidents pushed improvements to immigration rules and law in an effort to solve issues with hostility and spitefulness towards Pacific Island people. Second, it gathered a lot of interest and attention from different human rights firms around the world and brought to light issues experienced by immigrants everywhere. And lastly, it helped change people’s insite towards Pacific Islanders by making New Zealanders know that such practices wouldn’t be tolerated.
In conclusion, the Dawn Raids were unfair between Pacific Islander communities in New Zealand, leaving a lot of families in pain and hurt which can still be seen today. They are being treated unethically and one sided as a reminder of how accepted racism could continue uncorrected for centuries. With greater reason, it matters that we see this historical incident as a part of our past so that we can learn from it and improve better policies for applying immigrants into societies around the globe while still making sure that everyone has access to equal opportunities regardless of anything, and making sure nothing chances just because of where they are from or what their background is.
Task description: This week during reading, we are learning to monitor ourselves to read through a novel. We are also working on keeping up with our group, meaning if we fall behind we have to catch up. We also had to play an active part in our group discussions. For my first task I had to explain what would be a perfect day to me. I had to write a description of this day. For the second one I had to design and draw the Go-Go-boots Sofia desperately wants. After that I completed both of the task, and I posted it on my 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.
Task description: This week during reading, we are learning to monitor ourselves to read through a novel. We are also working on keeping up with our group, meaning if we fall behind we have to catch up. We also had to play an active part in our group discussions. After that I completed the task, and I 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.
Task description: This week during Maths, we are learning to choose the appropriate form of measurement. We are also learning to measure length, volume and mass. After that I completed the task, and I 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.