Friday, March 21, 2014

My Soul Friend

A soul friend is someone I can support, help and even motivate.  It’s a person that I can connect to and speak to and give advice to.  It’s someone that is by your side 24/7.  It’s someone that listens to you.  A soul friend is someone that you’ll have to get to know properly.  My soul friend is Mei and this is all what I know about her.

Mei is my Soul Friend.  Her ethnicity is Fijian, She’s kind of shy, but then in the end she comes around.  She loves helping with things and getting involved with different things.

Mei has a lot of favourite things.  She has a favourite : Movie, Game, Teacher, Food, Book, Subject, Programme, Colour and many more.  She is 7 years of age and is year 4 in room 3.  Her birthday is on Sunday the 23rd of March this year.

Her favourite movie is Smurfs 2,  she says that movie is hilarious.  She loves Tiggy, and thats why it’s her favourite game.  She loves Apples and McDonald's,  apples is her favourite fruit and McDonald's is Mei’s favourite food.

We have spoken about her favourite subject in learning,  she has told me that she is really good at writing and that writing is her favourite subject.  She has also told me that she loves the colour Green, her favourite friend is Fiapo and her favourite singer is Katy Perry.  

Mei also loves watching Austin & Ally,  her favourite book is David goes to school.  
Mei’s favourite drink is Apple Juice and her inspiration is Mrs Pole.  Mrs Pole is also Mei’s favourite teacher.

Mei is a very bright person,  I like everything about her.  In facts I really like the facts that we have one thing in common,  what we dislike.  Mei and I both dislike Bullying, and that is something that we have both experienced.   I can’t wait to get to know her more and spend more time with her in the future.

Friday, March 14, 2014

My Reflection on Week 6 of my Learning

This is my Reflection on Week 6
Write something you have learnt. Link to the evidence of what you achieved.

In Reading I have been learning to understand what Phrases & Clauses are.
In Writing I have been learning how to write a Formal complaint, and include Phrases.
This Week I have done real good in Maths.  I have been Testing myself in how much I know in my basic facts.  I have also been going on a Maths website, called XtraMaths.  
This week I have not done any work on Maori.
In Religious Education I have succeeded my Activity / Task that was set out for me to do.  I have answered the question that I was given about the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent.

My Formal Complaint

I am learning to recognize what Phrases are.
Underline 5 phrases in your complaint.
( I have went the whole mile and underlined most phrases that I have found )
To whom this may concern,
I have written this letter to inform you about your school.  I am aware that there is a lot of bullying happening throughout the school,  I have attended this school for 3 years now and I am not happy that there is nothing being done about it. I have been mocked,  teased & physically hurt because of who I am, and what I look like.  
I am not happy that my so called class mates have only been great at making people feel down, and not so great about themselves. Instead of helping themselves and doing what’s actually best for them, or is it just that bullying is what its all about. I’m pretty sure its not,  but it’ll be great if something was done about it.  
So every now and then I always reflect back on my day I first started, I was told that this school was the best school out of all the others, and that was told by a teacher.  The thing that confuses me is that our school is meant to be a school of loving and caring people, because its a catholic school.  But that actually doesn’t change the thought of other students minds,  to most students it’s all about negative side to everything.  It’s also about doing what THEY want.  But I get that no one is perfect and that the world isn’t perfect, but that has got nothing to do with this.  So I just wish that in the future this school will improve, and become a better & safer place for everyone.

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Explanation writing on Lent

In our Catholic Faith, Lent is a time of Fasting, Alms giving & Praying.  Fasting in terms of Lent means giving up something, that you really love or need.  Alms giving is about giving money or things to caritas, or to anyone in need of whatever.  And then Praying, praying can be simple or complex, but it totally depends on how you actually Pray.  People pray for all sorts of things,  when they are in need of protection, love, comfort and other things.  
This Year Lent Started on the 5th of March - 17th April.

Lent goes on for 40 days,  it is the 40 days in the 6 weeks before Easter.  The forty day are the days that Jesus was led to the desert by the spirit, to be put to the test of Satan.  Satan is the opposite of having Faith, Hope & Love.  Satan is the bad side to everything.  Jesus was tempted about three times by Satan, but Jesus stayed strong and held on to his Faith in God,  he ignored Satan and always reflected back on the scriptures in the bible.  Lent is a time of forgiving and forgetting, so stay true to God. “Worship only the Lord your God, and do not put him to the test.”

Friday, March 7, 2014

Learning how to use Wallwisher

This week I have been learning how to use a new site, 
to be able to share my ideas with my Learning Hub.  
We are also using is to practise working together co-operatively.


This is a Screenshot on ideas we have shared as a group on Wall wisher, In R.E time.

Why Using Netbooks Are Good for our learning

Personally I think net books helps me a lot with my learning, it helps me find out information that I can’t find anywhere else, but the internet.  To me the internet is my Best friend,  it has the answers to all my questions.

The net books helps me to learn more creatively.  It gives me the opportunity to create something out of learning, so that it can be presentable.  I say that working on line is way more easier than drawing the layout on your piece of paper, and wasting your time erasing  every single bit of it, just because it doesn't look right.   It also allows me to access my work anywhere at any time.

Well I guess what I’m trying to say is that net books are a great piece of technology,  it can help me in all aspects of my learning. But! despite the advantages that net books have to offer, there is also a downside to it. Disadvantages that may apply would be faulty errors, vulnerability to hacking and electrical consumption. We rely on these net books to hold and store useful information but when something goes wrong, work that we have put much effort into has been discarded without any chance of regaining it. This could possibly be the result of a faulty net book. Another factor towards to the disadvantages of net books would be the electrical consumption. To charge and manage these net books would require a lot of power and power is something that we are all limited too. But in the end, the advantages of net book use, outweigh the disadvantages as they are vital to our learning and will undoubtedly benefit us in the future.

But then,  it is still a great tool for our learning. I find it awesomely helpful and creative.  But this is obviously what I think of the net books,  and it is my opinion on net books. 
"Net book are Great !"