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Saturday, 29 December 2018

Week 3 - Day 1 - Bonus Activity


Information: The hottest temperature on record in each place is: Dallol: 41oC; Dasht-e Loot: 71oC; Tirat Zvi: 54oC; Kabili: 55oC; Bandar-e Mahshahr: 51oC. Crazy ‘eh?! In this Activity, I was asked to use the information above to create a graph. The graph has a title along with the names of each city and their hottest recorded temperatures. You can draw the graph by hand or use a computer programme like Google Draw to create your graph. I decided to use google SpreadSheet. The City Dasht-E-Loot has the highest temperature out of all of the 5 cities, In this city, it has 71 degrees. The lowest temperature is Dallol at 41 Degrees.


Week 3 - Day 1 - Activity 2

In this Activity, we had to list 5 things to be Sun smart my Favorite facts was 1 teaspoon of Sunscreen because this is the important one to me. Above this blurb is my DLO of being SunSmart.

Week 3 - Day 1 - Activity 1


In this Activity, we had to tell the Summer Learning Journey what time of the year would I think is the best for tourists for a visit. I had to share at least three things that tourists could do while they were here in NZ. Above this blurb is my Poster about why they should come in the summer time. By the way, I have just Started week 3.

Friday, 28 December 2018

Week 2 - Day 5 - Bonus Activity


In this Activity I read an article written by the Summer Learning Journey It says: 


The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, made up of 2900 individual reefs. It is so big that it can actually be seen from space! The reef is located on the east coast of Australia and many people believe that it is millions and millions of years old. For most of its life, the reef has been a healthy, vibrant ecosystem. Over the past thirty years, however, it has changed dramatically. Much of the beautiful bright coral has become bleached and has lost its color. Sections of the reef have also been damaged by tourists, cyclones and the introduction of new, damaging invasive species. 

The Australian government is working to protect and preserve the reef. Each year they spend about $200 million dollars repairing and protecting the reef. It is a lot of money and they could really use some help raising the money (funds) required to repair the reef.

We also had to write three Ideas or strategy for raising the Great Barrier Reef. Above this blurb shows the three Ideas I choose to talk about.

Week 2 - Day 5 - Activity 2


In this Activity, we had to find two rivers in New Zealand that were Polluted. We had to say how it was solved to make it clean. I used a website called Scoop. The 2 rivers I choose were Waikirikiri (Selwyn River) and Tukituki River. 

Week 2 - Day 5 - Activity 1


I  agree, that when people are overfishing in someones proptey they should get fined $100,000 (that's a lot). I think it's fair because it will make the people stop fishing in a closed to all commercial fishing area, they can also stop and learn from there mistake.

In this Activity, people have been fishing in a wrong area so when these fishers get caught they will be fined $100,000 in total. I think this was fair because it can make people learn from their wrong mistake. Above this Blurb shows why I agreed for people to get fined $100,000.

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Week 2 - Day 4 - Bonus Activity



In this picture above I think they are celebrating a sports game and I think this is at Mt Eden. Because mostly most sports game is located at Mt Eden. I think this sport is a rugby league game. I also think those people are fans, probably these fans are taking a photo of there favorite rugby player or might because they scored a winning goal. I think at that time they were allowed to take photos because they have permission to take photos with these players or this might be at a basketball game. I think it is at a basketball game because of the man in red looks to me like a red t-shirt supporting a basketball team.

In this activity, we had to pick 3 pictures that were located on the site. I choose to do the photo above because It sounds like it was pretty easy to write about. We had to write about what was happening in that photo.

Week 2 - Day 4 - Activity 2




Here should be the Geothermal pool in Rotorua:

Green Stinky Lake
Groppy Lake
Green Sloppy
*Wai-O-Tapu Pool*
Greeny pool

In this activity, we had to list 3-5 names for the Geothermal Pool in Rotorua. This was challenging because I didn't know any names. My favorite name was Wai-O-Tapu Pool because this is where the pool is located.

Week 2 - Day 4 - Activity 1



I choose to go on a boat because it can save time from walking on a long trip. I also pick this reason because you can also see things around you instead of going close or if going on helicopters it can make loud noises.


In this Activity, we had to pick three options which were Walking, Boat or helicopter. I choose to go on a boat because it is easier. If your thinking where we would be going to explore we should be exploring in Milford Sound.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Week 2 - Day 3 - Bonus Activity



The Giant Squid weighs 500kg.
An average adult can lift 25kg
An average child can lift 15kg
How many people does it take to lift the squid?

What did is I times 25kg by 20kg and it made 500kg.
So 25 Adults and 20 Children can lift up the 500kg Squid.
So my answer should be 500.

In this Activity, we had a 500 kg squid in Te Papa in Auckland. This was a Maths problem. This was hard because I had to times the 25 by 20 and it made 500. This was challenging for me because we had to try and solve this problem. The question for this was How many adults and children could move this giant Squid?

Week 2 - Day 3 - Activity 2

Macaroni and Cheese
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You'll need a packet of:
A packet of Macoroni 
50g Butter
2 Cups of Milk
1/2 Teaspoon of dry Mustard
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Cups of Shredded Cheese

In this Activity, we had to find a list of ingredients of our favorite food.  I choose to do Macaroni and Cheese. Above this blurb is my list of ingredients I would need for Macaroni and Cheese. (I didn't copy and paste this from google)

Week 2 - Day 3 - Activity 1



I'm a Night Owl I like to stay up late so I can get more sleep. Because Sleeping is my favorite thing to do every morning. My 2 brothers are also Night Owls, but my Parents are early riser they wake up at 5:00 am in the morning. I usually wake up at probably 10 - 11 O'clock.


In this Activity, I read a short story about penguins. Penguins usually sleep as night Owls which means they sleep late. And if you are an Early riser you usually wake up early. Above my blurb is my statement if I wake up in the morning or waking up late.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Week 2 - Day 2 - Bonus Activity

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In this activity, we had to find two different plants that were listed on this website. We also had to write down 3 similar things about the plant and 3 different about these plants. I choose to make a ven diagram to make this. The two strange plants I choose were called Baseball Plant and Lithop. Above this DLO is my Ven Diagram showing what I've learned.

Week 2 - Day 2 - Activity 2

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My charter is Batman as everyone knows. I choose him because he looks tough and strong. He uses his Batarang his Batarang helps him protect himself from getting hurt, so what he does is that he throws the Batarang to the attacker. He looks strong and tough because has also got abs and muscles which make him look strong.

In this activity, we had to pick a charter on a comic book or a movie. We had to pick a charter that we think that was tough and strong. I choose to do Batman because he is currently my favorite superhero. I also choose him because he protects himself using a Batarang which is also called in English Boomerang. Above this blurb is about my charter I choose.

Week 2 - Day 2 - Activity 1


I would not like to flax weave because it is difficult to weave. Flax weaving does not interest me because its way to hard to make things like bags. Weaving is only good for masters only, however, for me it's hard and it is very confusing.

In this activity, we had a choice if we would like to weave or not. I choose not to because it was hard and confusing to weave with flax. Above this blurb shows my statement about weaving or not.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Week 2 - Day 1- Bonus Activity



1. The oldest known fish in the world is a 65 year old Australian lungfish. (FALSE)

2. Sharks are the only fish that have eyelids. (FALSE)

3. Starfish are a type of fish. (FALSE)

4. Fish communicate with each other by making low-pitched sounds (moans, hisses, etc) (TRUE)

5. Fish usually swim together in groups called ‘classes.’ (TRUE)

In this activity, we had to find out if these 5 facts above were true or false. I researched these answers before putting the true or false answers were true. Our topic that we had to research were about fishes.

Week 2 - Day 1 - Activity 2



I would rather these 3 people:

My Dad because he wants me to try and achieve something good.

My Twin brother because of he always there for me.

My Mum because she supports me a lot when I'm challenging other people.


In this activity, I had to choose 3 people that would support me if I was in the Lake Taupo Cycle Race. Above my blurb shows my 3 support crew who would help and support me during this race. My favorite one is my Dad because he wants me to try and achieve something good.

Week 2 - Day 1 - Activity 1




In the summertime, I usually go out with my parents. But my favorite thing to do is pop online and start watching some famous people. My favorite thing to watch is probably watching Lele Pons, Hannah Stocking and probably Anwar Jibawi. These are famous viners on youtube. But when Vine stopped they created a company called Shot Studios.

At the start of Week 2 Day 1 we had to post a picture of us doing something we like doing in the summer. My favorite thing to do is watching some funny viners like Lele Pons.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Week 1 - Day 5 - Bonus Activity



Life in New Zealand was great. Seeing the beautiful place in Auckland was amazing. The SkyTower was the highest and tallest building in Auckland. There were lots of cool playgrounds that had long slides. In New Zealand, there are currently 4,749,598 people who are still in New Zealand in 2018. 

In this activity, we had to write a letter about our life in New Zealand. Above this blurb is my short letter about my life in New Zealand.

Week 1 - Day 5 - Activity 2



Dear Mum and Dad

I believe everyone is enjoying there time in New Zealand. I'm currently in Tundra. It's really freezing cold out here in Tundra the average temperature in Tundra is 28 degrees. I know what you think. Over here in  Tundra its cold, dry and absolutely treeless. At least my personal part was to meet some cute looking animals. My favorite animal was to meet the Arctic fox and this was so cute. I also heard lots of food chains. Did you recognize that the polar bear appears out in the summertime whither they make their babies?

Your Sincerely, Joshua Vilikoka

In this activity we had to write a short letter to our famliy member or friend. I choose to write a letter to my Mum and dad. We had to wite a letter about my time in Tundra. My job was to paint a picture using words so other people can see what Im talking about. Above this blurb is a letter about my trip.

Week 1 - Day 5 - Activity 1


Photo from the Summer Learning Journey website

I think they shouldn't logging in New Zealand because it can ruin the environment and it can be unfair if animals don't live in homes. My other reason is that employers and cutting logs for money.


In this last activity, we had a choice of if we would allow logging in New Zealand or not. I choose to log in New Zealand because it can help the environment have more and wide open space. Above this Blurb is my opinion or my statement about having logging in New Zealand.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Week 1 - Day 4 - Bonus Activity


If I had the opportunity to build a hotel, I will build my hotel in Auckland City. I would use masonry stone as my Material. My Hotel is called The Morden Hilton Hotel. In this Activity, we had to create our own Hotel for the extra 5 points. We also had to say where we would like to build our Hotel. Above this Blurb is my hotel what will be in my Hotel rooms. I choose to do this in a Google slide because I wanted to do my kitchen in a different design.

Week 1 - Day 4 - Activity 2

Macaroni and Cheese

1) Bring about 4 quarters of salted water to boil over high heat in a large pot. Then add the Pasta and cook allowing to package directions until its al dente, about 8 minutes then drain the water and set aside.

2) Set 1 cup of the milk in a medium saucepan over average heat. Meanwhile, place the remaining 1/2 cup of milk and flour in a small bowl and whisk together until there are no lumps. Meanwhile, you just start to see wisps of steam rising from the warming milk, whisk in the milk-and-flour mixture. Continue whisking gently until the milk sets slightly to the texture of heavy cream, 3 - 4 minutes.

3) Turn the heat to low and begin whisking handfuls of cheese into the milk. Mix in the salt and mustard. Stir until all the cheese becomes melted and the sauce is creamy. Taste and correct the seasonings as wanted. Dismiss the sauce from the heat.

4) Store the pasta and 1/2 of the cheese sauce in a large serving container. Stir to coat the pasta evenly. Add the resting sauce and any extra add-ins and stir to combine. If you'd like a looser sauce, add up to another 1/4 cup milk if desired. Serve the mac and cheese instantly while yet warm.


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In this activity, we had to pick a favorite dish or food and we had to write how to make that food we picked. I choose to pick Macaroni and Cheese because its a dish I really like. above this blurb shows the step by step on how to make the macaroni and cheese. 


Week 1 - Day 4 - Activity 1


These are the 5 questions I should ask Sir Edmund Hillary.

1. How long does it take to climb the Mt Everest Mountain?


2. Why did you climb Mt Everest?

3. Why are you on the 5 dollars $ note?

4. How many people climb the mountain with you?

5. How did you survive on an 8,848m mountain?

In this activity, we had to list 5 questions we should ask Sir Edmund Hillary. Above my blurb, it shows my 5 questions. The question I really want to know is How did he survive on an 8,848m mountain.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Week 1 - Day 3 - Bonus Activity


The WWF was trying to save Freshwater seals from dying. So what they did was that they made Big snow banks for them. If people weren't building Big snow banks the Baby Cubs will be born on open Ice and they will have no protection against predators.

In this Activity, we had to watch two videos about Tigers or Freshwater seals. I picked to watch Freshwater seals because It is really emotional to see these seals die without any protections. Above this is a Short video that I have been watching and also there will be my Statement about this video.

Week 1 - Day 3 - Activity 2

Today is the third day of the Summer Learning Journey. In this activity, we had to list 3 pros and cons which mean Postive(good) Negative (bad) about working as a Doc Ranger. Above this blurb is a Pros and Cons DLO showing what I have learned during this activity.

Week 1 - Day 3 - Activity 1


For this activity, I had to create my own Beast and I had to describe what beast is all about or what it does. I choose to call my beast the Ice monkey. I called it the Ice Monkey because It sounds interesting that Monkeys should shoot Ice out of their mouths. I enjoyed doing this task because we had to create our own Beast.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Week 1 - Day 2 - Bonus Activity


In this Activity, this was a Math problem we had to explain. A Cactus are able to survive on as little as 3 millimeters (ML) of water a day. To keep the Cactus alive we must give 3ML of water every day. Over one full year, how much water will you need to give your cactus a plant? To solve this problem I searched how much days in a year. A total of 365 days came up. Then I times (X) the 365 with 3ml. The answer I probably think is 1095ml

Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 2



In this Activity, I had to find out any sports that have the title Fern. I found out that the women's team only have the title Fern. Above this blurb shows all the sports that have the title fern.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Week 1 - Day 2 - Activity 1


Today is the start of Day 2 of the Summer learning Journey. In this Activity, I had to write my own opinion if I should or I should't visit the Tane Mahuta. I choose to go to visit the Tane Mahuta because I would like to see how tall the tree is comparing to me or the Sky tower

Week 1 - Day 1 - Bonus Activity



In this activity, we have been looking at how we can stay smart online. I found out a few things that I should do when I am on the internet. In this task, we had to gather all the things that I should do or we should do on the internet. I put all my Ideas together on a Digital Footprint. Here is a bigger version of my Digital Footprint -Digital Footprint


Week 1 - Day 1 - Activity 2


In this activity, I had to describe my Hometown. My hometown is Panmure but I decided to talk about Auckland. Auckland is a town were people can do during the holidays or summer times. My favorite thing to do in the city is to drive around and see what's going on or what's new. 

Week 1 - Day 1 - Activity 1


Today the Summer learning journey has started. I have decided as a year 8 student I would participate in this amazing program. The first activity was to find 3 fun facts about New Zealand. I learned that when you are driving in New Zealand we have to drive on the left side of the road. Above this blurb shows what I have learned during this activity.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Richard Pearse


Today my class (LS2) have been working together in groups of four to make a Comic strip. I worked collabritvly with Brooklyn, Savelina, Avalon and Angela. We reasearched a famous inverternamed Richard Pearse. He is known as the first person for building an aircraft. We also have created our own pictures.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Maori Pioneer Battalion timeline


For Inquiry we have been learning about the Maori Pioneer Battalion Timeline. We worked in groups to finish this timeline. The timeline was about how brave these mens fought in world war 1. I worked together and well with Marieta, Magenta and Joel. Our group also had to find the dates and years  of when the event happend, We found all our information on this Site.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Diary of a wimpy kid (create a book cover)

This week is book week for Panmure Bridge School. In this activity we had to create a book cover. I have decided to create a book cover for a book called "Diary of a wimpy kid". I choose to make a book cover about the last person. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

2017/2018 Readtheory Grade Level

Today we have been rewinding our minds back on our read theory results. I have been looking at my Read theory results. When I first started using read theory, I was on grade 1 at the start, I made it to grade 5 at the end of the year. Now in 2018, I've started with grade 5 and I ended with grade 3. I need to improve more with my reading by reading more books at home.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

This week is book week so my class decided to do a fun activity. For this activity we got into groups of three. In my group were Brooklyn, Joshua V and I. In our class there were two papers on each table that had questions about books. Each group got moved to one table we had two minutes to answer the question after the two minutes we rotated around to another question. After answering all the questions we each chose a question that we would make a bar graph. I chose, What Makes a Book Boring? I chose this question because it had some interesting answers. When I had finish gathering the answers I created a bar graph. I found out that most students mostly focus on the pictures and the vocabulary because this will hook them into reading the book.  

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

My reading Pathway


This week is book week for Panmure Bridge School. We created a Pathyway about our favourite books we have been reading since kindygarden. My favourutie book when I was 5 was "Clifford the big red dog" now my favorutite book is "Tom Gates". Above shows the books that I've been reading when I was 5 years of age until the age of 13.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Armistice day - New Zealand Defence Force


Today was Armistice day Panmure Bridge School and a special member from the New Zealand Defence Force that came to our school and talk about the world war one and the Armistice Day. We also had a poem that was read by Mrs. Kirkpatrick. All classes from Panmure Bridge had a Big Poppy. On the poppy, we wrote our names. A big thank you to the New Zealand Defence Force for coming to our school. We did this because we had to remember the soilders that died during world war 1.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Armistice Day



Today we have been learning about Armistice day. I learnt that on the 11th-  Hour on the 11th - Month on the 11th - Day the War started to end in a good and postivie way. Tommrow Panmure Bridge school will celebrate the Armistice Day and will rememeber the Soilders that died durning the war.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Battle of the Somme

Today for Reading we have learning about the Battle of the Somme. First we were reading a story about the Battle of the Somme. I worked really well with Nyjah and Marieta. The challenging part was when we had to write our own Opinion.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Tech @ Tamaki college

Tech @ tamaki college was great. We had a fun time with Mr Mackenzie Brown. We have been focusing on our charity box. We also finished of our other work we have been doing last term. My charity box was about focusing on the blind.


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

How has technology changed the way we learn?

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Technology has changed the way we learn these days. Did you know technology connects us to the world? During the 1900’s, children in classrooms used blackboards to write their follow up work on. These were called slates.

Slates were called slates because they were made out of slate. After using blackboards, notebooks and ink were introduced in classrooms. Notebooks were better than slates because they would keep things safe, and unlike blackboards it was not easy to wipe out the work. This meant students had a record of their work.

Inkwells were replaced by pens, pencils and rubbers. Rubbers are used to rub things out if mistakes were made when writing with pencils. This meant students were able to try new things without worrying about making a mistake in their work.

Nowadays we now use computers. Computers are digital learning devices. They help us look through the internet when we are finding the answers to new learning. We can create DLOs (Digital learning objects) like slideshows, google draw posters, movies and spreadsheets on one device. We can see our learning at our class google site at any time,  and our blogs let everyone in the world see the work we publish.

In 2018 we are using our digital devices instead of using blackboards or notebooks which shows technology has changed the way we learn.

How have camels adapted to their environment?

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Camels have adapted to the desert because Camels normally live in a hot area.  Did you know in the desert it can get up to 42 degrees of heat? This is probably why camels can drink up to 46 Liters of water in one session.

The extreme heat makes the sand very hot so on their feet camels have special pads that help them walk on the hot sand they also have webbed between their toes to help them walk easily. Camels have doubled eyelashes and has ears that are covered in long hair. The Eyelashes and ears help so sand cannot go in their eyes or ears. Nostrils can close so sand can’t go into their nose.

Camels have thick lips that will help them eat sharp foods like thorns, cactus, twigs, and bones. In the Cactus they produce water.

Camels can survive without drinking water for 30 days. Camels also have thick fur for the shade that is on top of their hump. In the Camel's hump, they have fat. Fat helps them helps them have energy when they can’t find food.

Nowadays camels still have adapted to a very hot and dry desert. The desert has no water, but in the cactus, they produce water for the camel's hump.