Thursday, 5 April 2018

Respect Animation 3

Task description: I had to create three animations for this term. This was my third one and it was about respecting your peers. In this Animation I showed respect by asking others politely to play with them. I hope you enjoy this Animation.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Measuring Problems

Walt: understand different measurement units.

In this task we had to solve measurement problems. This was a Silver medal problem.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Mahinga Kai Crusaders Questions.

Walt: use information from across multiple sources.

Task description: In this task we had to answer some questions from the Mahinga Kai Crusaders book.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Respect Animation 2

This was my 2nd animation for this term. It is about how to respect your school. Enjoy.

Friday, 23 March 2018

measuring problems

Walt:  understand different measurement units

Task description: In this task we had to measure the things that our task said.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Respect animation 1

Task description: This is my animation. I had to create 3 different animations about showing respect to my peers, to my class and to my school. This is one of the 3 showing respect to my class.

Agree with the limits

Walt: scan text for relevant information.

Task description: In this task we had to write if we agreed or disagreed with the persons opinion.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Measure it

Walt: understand different measurement units

Task description: In this activity we had to measure the things to see how long we were.

Ordering untis

Walt: understand different measurement units

Task description: In this task we had to sort these units from smallest to largest.

Fishing rules poster

Walt: scan text for relevant information.

Task description: In this activity we had to make a poster for GI to tell them how many fish they can catch, what the length of the fish are and how to measure it.

Thank you letter

Walt: To say thank you to everyone.

Task description: In this task we had to write a thank you letter to all the people who helped at camp.

Dear Mr Goodwin,

Thank you for putting so much effort and time into organizing the year 5&6 camp. I know it would’ve been hard as it’s your first time organizing it but I say you did a great job.

One of my highlights from camp were kayaking because I was the first person to kayak by myself all the way to the green pole and back. If you didn’t know where we were kayaking at the pt england beach. Did you know that me and Quincess wanted to tip out of the kayak so we just jumped out.

Another highlight was the slip n slide because I was having races with Jacob and we were trying to see who went the furthest. I went past him and onto the grass. We were slip n sliding on the field.

Thank you for doing everything at camp. We can’t thank you enough.

Yours sincerely,


Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Mission Go

Walt: understand how to read 24 hour time.

Task description: In this activity we had to understand 24 hour time. This was a silver medal problem and if we got all the answers right you would've received a silver medal.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Waven the water angel Pokemon card

WALT: reflect on the world around us.
Task description: In this activity we had to create our own Pokemon card. We had
to give it a name and powers. My Pokemon is named Waven. Waven is a water angel who protects heaven but her weakness is fire.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Little egg friends

This is my experience about my egg friend. We all got to hold one egg each and take care of it. Have you ever had to take care of your friend but wait it’s not a normal friend it’s an egg friend ?

In class, Mr Goodwin told us what we were going to be doing that morning. He said that we were going to do a challenge, and it was all about eggs. We all ‘cracked’ up when he said that. Mr Goodwin showed us an eggsample of what our task was. He picked out one egg from the egg carton and drew a face on the egg. He showed us the face and asked someone to name it, Marika shouted out  “ Bob” and we laughed so hard that our cheeks hurt so bad.

Once we all got a egg we drew weird crazy faces on them. When we finished drawing our little egg friends faces, we named them, my egg friend was named Fiona. After Fiona in shrek. Room 7 ran outside carefully and started walking to the park. As we were walking we all cradled our eggs and made sure it wasn’t going to drop or die. Fewww I was in luck my egg didn’t die as I was walking to the park.

Mr Goodwin took pictures of us in groups of four, I was with Pisirina, Marika and Jahzara. When he took the picture he said “ try get through the adventure park without breaking or cracking your egg”. We all ran for the rock climbing wall and climbed up. I put Fiona at the top and she nearly got cracked because people were walking past and were almost about to step on her. I got to the top and went past the monkey bars and up the ladder. Mr Goodwin counted down from “ 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, so we could all meet on the grass.

Overall I think that this was really fun. I think everyone should do this activity because they would really enjoy it. I really liked how everyone had such a great time doing this.

WALT: structure a recount.

Task description: In this activity we had a fun time because we got to on an adventure with our little egg friends. Read to find out what happens.

Friday, 16 February 2018

A Big Big mission

WALT: Make sure that I am being Cybersmart

Have you ever had a teacher turn into a Sargent all of a sudden? Well I have.
Yesterday Sargent Goodwin  took us out on the cold wet grass on the field however it was a
big mission just for us. Read the rest to find out what happens next.

In this big mission Sargent Goodwin told us what to do. He told every single one of us that we
were going to be running. He said “ you guys have to run all the way to the gold post and back”.
We were all getting ready to run then Sargent Goodwin said are you ready. We said yes.

“On your marks get set go” sargent Goodwin said. Everyone ran their hardest all the way their.
When we started running some people ruined it for us. It was the boys. The boys were big

The boys ran halfway so that they could win but they didn’t. Lucky Sargent Goodwin told them
off. By the time he finished telling them off the girls were finished. When we finished he told us
to stand in one big straight line. We were his soldiers. It was like we were getting ready to go to
war. We all marched on the bike track around the field like a big army.

I kinda felt like I was training to be a soldier with my friends. Next time I would want to do
some army activities to feel like I’m getting pushed to do everything that soldiers do. Thanks for

Task description: In this task we had to write about our experience with being soldiers. It was a really fun task and a big mission.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

A Polluted future

 WALT: use what we already know to make meaning within a story.

Task description: In this task we had to pretend that we were in this story called Kahawai. We had to right a letter to a friend and tell them we were. Read this to see what happens.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Race ( Bronze medal)

WALT: build a stronger knowledge base around time.

Task description: In this task we had to complete the bronze medal. If we completed this we had to attempt the Silver and Gold medal. This task was all about meters and km. I have just earned the bronze medal and now have to attempt the gold and silver.

Friday, 9 February 2018

A Thousand Seconds

WALT: build a stronger knowledge base around time.

Task description: In this task we had to complete every single slide until we received our gold medal. We had to complete bronze, silver and gold and I did.  This was the hardest presentation so far but I finished it. Thanks for reading.

All about I macs

WALT: follow instructions and present work to a high standard.

Task description: In this task we had to explain what we use I macs for and why.
We put pictures on the side of the writing to match what the writing was about.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Levonah's school Timetable

Walt: Build a stronger knowledge base around time.

Task Description: For this task we had to learn to tell the time better. We wrote the analog, digital and written forms of time. We also got to attempt the Bronze, Silver and Gold problems. I got up to Gold.

2018 about me

Walt: Make sure that I am being Cybersmart.

Task Description: 
For this task we had to make a copy of the presentation above. We filled out each slide and wrote about things that related to us or our families. We had to use different online tools to do so.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Week 4 day 1

Week 4
Day 1: Turn of the Century (2000-2010)

Activity 1:  Celebrating a Win

In 2000, the country of New Zealand celebrated when Russell Coutts and
his sailing team won their second straight America’s Cup. This was the
first time that a team from New Zealand had won back-to-back
championships! Many people celebrated the victory with their friends and

On your blog, tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special
events, such as birthdays. Do you have a special meal or go to a specific
place? In our house, we usually make a pizza and bake a special cake.
What about you?

For our family on a special day like our birthday we would be able to pick
where we would want to go. Since I was five and my brother was six we
always went to Rainbows end for our birthdays. We went on the night
rides and the day rides with our whole entire family.
Last year I went with my friends. We get a cake made by a baker and we
would eat whatever the birthday person wants.

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings

Arguably one of the most famous movie trilogies of all time, The Lord
of the Rings, was filmed in New Zealand. All three movies were directed
by a New Zealander named Peter Jackson. The first movie was released
in 2001, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. The movies cost an
estimated $300 million to produce!  
Imagine that instead of spending the money on the movies, Peter
Jackson decided to give all of this money to you. Lucky you! On your
blog, tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you
spend it? It is a lot of money so please think carefully about it and
spend it wisely :-)

With the $300 million dollars I would save $100 million and with the $200
million I would give it to my family, friends and homeless people who
don’t have anything so they can go spend it on themselves.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Week 3 Day 5 Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)

Day 5: Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)
Activity 1: Hiking Tongariro
In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro,
was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit!
Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the
Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the
one-day hike.

On your blog tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to
hike the Tongariro Crossing. What should you bring with you? Write a list
of at least 5 items.

Other than making sure that you have the right equipment, what else
should you do before heading out on a big hike? Click here to learn how
to stay safe while you’re hiking.

  1. Food and Water.
  2. Warm clothes.
  3. Rope
  4. Good shoes that have grip
  5. Something that can hold you
  6. Harness

Those were my things that you should bring.

Activity 2: Leading New Zealand

In the 1990s, four different individuals served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley.

On your blog, write a short profile of one of our former Prime Ministers. Upload a photo
of them with your post. Click on this link to find a copy of the template. Click on file and
then click make a copy. This will save the blank template to your Google Drive so that
you can fill it in. Post the completed template to your blog to earn points for this activity.

Leading New Zealand
Week 3, Day 5 (Bonus Activity)

Name of Prime Minister: Helen Clark
Date of Birth: 26 February 1950

Political Party: New Zealand Labour party
Number of Years as Prime Minister: 9 years
Three interesting facts about my chosen Prime Minister:
  1. She was the 37th prime minister in New Zealand
  2. She is the 5th longest serving prime minister
  3. She was the second woman to hold her position as prime minister.

Bonus Activity: You Have to Pay to Play
In 1990, for the first time in New Zealand’s history, universities and
polytechnics started charging students money to go to school. Prior to
then, it had been free to go to university or to a polytechnic. Since 1990,
students have had to pay thousands of dollars to attend post-secondary
(after high school) education.

The new Labour government have promised to give up to three years of
post-secondary education to all New Zealanders by 2020!

On your blog, tell us what you think. Should students have to pay
money (tuition fees) to go to university? Why or why not?

I think students should not have to pay to go to university because 1
they’ve just gotten out of school and 2 the university should be paying
for it because the kids have no money and have to pay for anything else
that the university says to pay for.

That was my answer.

 I hope you enjoy Week 3 Day 5.

Week 3 Day 4 S.L.J.

Day 4: Perms and Lycra (The 1980’s)

Activity 1: Hairy Maclary
One of the most famous children’s stories to ever come out of New
Zealand, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, was written by a kiwi
woman named Lynley Dodd. The book was originally published in 1983.
It is now sold in dozens of countries around the world. It features a
small dog named Hairy.

On your blog, use the following sentence starter from the original book
to finish the story.
To earn full points, your story should have, at least, 8-10 sentences.

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s
Hairy Maclary walked on the path towards the park. Their he saw his
puppy friends and were playing around. Hairy Maclary was having so
much fun with his puppy friends that they got distracted and ran off.
Hairy Maclary’s owner didn’t know where he went. He shouted out “
Hairy Maclary Hairy Maclary” but there was no sign of him. His owner
looked all over for them so he went back to the house to see If Hairy
Maclary was their. Still no sign of him. He went to the dog park once more
but Hairy Maclary was their. He had one more place in mind his friends
house. He knocked on the door waiting anxiously for someone to open
it. His friend opened it and said your dog followed me and my dog back
home. He said I’m so sorry. After that Hairy Maclary and his owner lived
happily ever after.

That was my story.

Activity 2: The Big ‘OE’
In the 1980s it became increasingly common for students to graduate from high
school and take a year off to travel and experience the world. This year was often
referred to as the ‘Big OE’ or ‘Big Overseas Experience.’ A number of kiwis headed
to places like Australia and England to live and work before returning to New Zealand
to finish their studies. Imagine that you are a student in the 1980s and you’re about to
graduate from high school. Where would you like to go on your big OE? On your blog
tell us which country you would visit and give us three (3) reasons for your choice.
Find some pictures on the internet of things that you would like to see and do in this

The country that I would love to go to would be America.
Reason 1. I would love to go to all the theme parks there
Reason 2. I would love to travel to America and then catch a cruise ship
like the Royal caribbean or the Disney cruise ship.
Reason 3. I would want to go see the Statue of liberty and experience
what it is like.

Those were my reasons why I would love to go to America.

Bonus Activity: The 4 O’Clock News

In 1982, Te Karere, a Māori-language news show premiered on television.
It has continued to stream live on TV to this day. If you would like to
watch it, turn on TV One at 3:55 p.m. each weekday and you will see it.
The show is often hosted by a man named Scotty Morrison.

Imagine that you were Scotty Morrison and you were able to interview
anyone you wanted. I would choose to interview our new prime minister,
Jacinda Ardern. I’d love to know what it is like to be the Prime Minister.  
What about you? Who would you choose to interview and why? What
would you like to find out?

I would also like to Interview Jacinda Ardern because I would want to
find out from her what is it like being a young prime minister and would
you make any more changes in the country. I would also like to ask her
would she choose another job from rather being a prime minister.

Those were my questions.

Thanks for reading day 4 Week 3 of the S.L.J I hope you enjoyed it.