Saturday, 25 March 2017

Where in the world is Miss Tangney?

This place is used a lot in a well known tv series for adults, Miss Tangney is looking over the old city in this very touristy place. What city and country is she in?
What tv series does this place feature in?
How do you say hello in their native language?

Pet day

On Friday we had pet day, a big thank you to the school Councillors and cultural leaders for organising pet day.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Where in the world is Miss Tangney?

What country is Miss Tangney in?
What is the stone called?
What are you meant to get when you kiss this famous stone?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

School Kit

We have been working on our school kit project. We have been writing metaphor poems and then writing one of them on a postcard. The postcard then fits together to create a message. We send our postcard and project to a school in Auckland. Then we get their postcards and project sent to us in a couple of weeks.


Today some people in year 8 tried on some traditional Chinese costumes.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Our metaphor poem

Year 8 is salad with a mixture of different ingredients.

Year 8 is a smoothie, bunch of different ingredients coming together.

Year 8 is a mixing pot of different talents and cultures.

Year 8 is a jar of lollies, some more sour than others

Year 8 is a jungle with multiple animals

Year 8 is a zoo, untamed, untrained and dangerous.

Year 8 is a generator ready to roar

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Show not tell

Today we practiced our show not tell for our descriptive writing. As a class this is what we came up with.

Don’t tell me that the sun is out
Show me the orange sphere in the sky, peering around the cloud, illuminating the distant rolling hills.

Don’t tell me that she is happy
Show me her pearly white teeth, shining out through the darkness. Her glowing face, shone brighter than the sun, more beautiful than the universe.

Don’t tell me that she was surprised
Show me her gaping, wide mouth gasping for air, with her glowing cheeks and the twinkle embedded in her eye. Bursting with energy, she jumped ecstatically to the moon and back.

Don’t tell me that the food was yummy

Show me the steaming hot, luxurious, scrumptious feast cooked to perfection, melting in my mouth.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Leadership Inquiry

We have all chosen a leader to research. This week we brainstormed, wrote questions and found the key words in our questions. These are some examples of what we have been doing:

Where in the world is Miss Tangney?

What country is Miss Tangney in?
This region is called Cappadocia, why is it so popular with tourists?
What main issue is this Country facing at the moment, which has lead to a huge drop in tourist numbers?

Intermediate Reward

We had a lot of fun at the steampunk playground on Friday for our intermediate reward.