Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Introduction to Algebra! - Maths

This week, we got set with the task about learning algebra... i thought for a second that algebra is hard but it turns out its very easy I guess.
Well, the presentation above is what we got given for maths. There are videos there that we have to watch to learn the different steps of algebra so hope you enjoy!!

Monday, 30 November 2015

Amphibians - Reading

Amphibians... That's what the presentation above is about.. I really learnt a lot about amphibians and I hadn't even heard of amphibians until now. I can't wait to learn more and more about them.

Yanomami - Inquiry

This presentation I made, is about the Yanomami people... I don't want to repeat the information and things I put in the presentation. So in the presentation, it tells things all about what yanomami people do, eat, etc..

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Writing Recount - Term 4

Finally term 2 was coming to an end. It was the last day of the term and it was an awesome last day of the term… We had everything planned for what we were going to do after school, what things we were going to buy, how much money we had to chip in, and where we were going to chill out at.

Making the most of it with my friends, we played, played, played and kept changing the games we were playing. I was getting pretty tired from running around and my legs were getting sore from kicking the hard rugby ball around.

Filling a lot of things, I just couldn't wait for the day to end. It was the bright, hot and sunny day that made me feel that way. But at the same time, I felt a bit sad because after everything we wouldn't see each other until 2 weeks.

The day ended and everyone was running around wild while leaving school. Me and my friends were excited to have our feed. But the one thing was, picking the foods we were going to eat. We chipped in and ended up with a lot of money… Just the right amount we needed.

On our way to the shopping centre, we decided to change our clothes because we remembered what our teacher said about walking around with our uniforms on. So we turned to our friends house (where we were going to have our feed) to change our clothes then we left to the shopping centre.

Arriving, we huddled up and then split to get all the things we needed. We were getting pizza, fizzy drinks, chicken and chips, and lollies. I was getting the pizza with one of my friends.

As we went, we ordered and then walked to a store close to the pizza shop because my friends auntie worked there. When we entered the store, we went to talk to the auntie and my friend asked for some money. She gave us about $35 - $40 dollars to buy us extra things.. So we bought some more fizzy drinks and some more pizza.

Getting the orders and things, we met up in the centre of the shopping centre and then made our way back to my friends house. When we got there, we just settled at the park that was in her road and had our feed there.

I didn't really eat because I wanted to play on the the large rope swing and the other objects like I was a little 5 year old again. As I was playing, my friends decided to join in and play with me which made it more fun and cool. We played tag and all these other little games to make the fun keep going.

Running out of energy and breath, I stopped and had a little brake. I had a little drink and a little snack and then continued playing but then after a while, we got bored and just lied down on the grass.

As much as we were having fun, each of us started to go home because we didn't realise that time was going quick. So the rest of us packed our things and headed home. But before that, we decided that we were going to have another feed at the end of term 3.

At home, I went into my room and laid down in my bed thinking back at what a good day I had. I couldn't wait to see my friends after 2 weeks so we can talk about our holiday and more cool things to plan for us.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Week 1 Reading - The Secret Underground.

History of Superman

- Man of underwear or blue underwear? Why did it change? 
When Man Of Steel first started, he had red underwear. But during the journey, they decided to change his underwear to blue because they thought it looked better.

- Krypton - what is it?
 Krypton is a planet that Superman was born in and it is his home. Unfortunately he didn't get to live there and get raised there.

- Why was it important to Superman?
He got sent to Earth in a home made spaceship when he was a baby because Krypton was about to explode and the parents wanted to save him.... So the parents passed away but saved him before death came.
So in honour of his parents, he built a statue of his parents holding the globe of Krypton.

- What part did Superman's parents have in his survival?
The part of sending him away to save his life. Because if they didn't, then he wouldn't be alive.

- Original powers? Did he fly in the beginning?
His original powers were only to jump high, and to run fast enough to past an express train.
Flying wasn't one of his super powers in the beginning but as time past he got finally got the flying super power.

- What changed in term of his super powers?
He became from not being able to fly, to flying. Superman has absorbed more strength.

- Daily planet - his does he adapt between his human workplace and being a superhero?
By the clothes he wears, the way he speaks, the way he looks and his accessories.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

How To Prevent Yourself From Getting Sick

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Winter is the time of year that many people become sick. This is for various reasons. The main factor being the temperature because when your body is cold, it gets numb and you can’t really control anything. This explanation will prevent you from getting sick.

One way to prevent yourself from getting sick, is by getting the flu shot… The flu shot, also known as the Influenza Vaccine is a annual vaccination that you can get once a year to protect your body from getting the flu virus. It only prevents you from getting sick for a year and then your not protected anymore… Unless you get it again the next year then that will be fine.

Another way is, wearing warm clothes. For the reason that, if you don’t wear proper clothing, you can easily get sick and you would feel cold.
Just like how I said in the introduction, your body will get numb and you won’t be able to function it properly. Also you won’t be able to move and feel your body.

Another way to keep yourself from getting sick is to stay healthy and strong. How is that? By what you eat and what goes into your bodies. All the food that you eat, has nutrition and good vitamin in it. Make sure that what you are eating is perfectly cooked, it is good for you, it is the right food to eat and it is not cooked wrong.
The main thing to eat when you are sick, is lemon. Why? because it soothes your throat, it helps your body heal and it has Vitamin C in it which is good for your body.

Another way of keeping well is by washing your hands… It is important to wash your hands because you can get germs and when you do, it spreads. How? By everything you touch and by everyone you touch… Everything you touch, everyone else touches it too and then they get your germs that you put on there.
One good thing is to use hand sanitizer every time you feel like you need it and when you touch things that are dirty. You shouldn't just keep playing around with the hand sanitizer because it will be a waste.
Another way is to keep your body clean and moisturized. Why? Because if you don’t, then you can sick with diseases and your body will start growing dirty things on it. So always have a shower and scrub your body properly.

That is how you can prevent yourself from getting sick… That is also the advice i’m giving to you to help you. If you ever get sick, remember all these things you can do to help your body keep well and healthy.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Reading - The Mobile Garden - Weeks 5-6

This is my week 5-6 reading work that my reading group got.... Jk Rowling is my reading group just to let you know. The reading work we got was for 'Understanding new vocabulary' and the story we are reading is 'The Mobile Garden'.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Inquiry - Spend, Share, Save

This will be updated daily! Because it hasn't been finished yet.

My Needs vs Wants... Shopping spread sheet

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To help us understand the difference between needs and wants, we looked at shopping for our families.
I worked with Josephine to complete a list.

At first a budget was not stated. How ever we had guidelines that said this…

shopping list includes ingredients for 4 main meals;
shopping list has at least three different types of fruit;
shopping list has 4 sanitary products included;
shopping list has enough bread and milk for the week;
Think about: quantity of particular items, e.g. number of bread loaves, litres of milk, grams of mincemeat, etc

After completing the list we received a budget and had to think of which items were necessary and which weren't.
I got the right amount of money for my shopping.

Inquiry - Save, Save, Save, Save

This presentation will be updated daily... Because it is not quite finish yet.

Monday, 24 August 2015

My $20 Tala Animation

This is my $20 Tala movie. It is about what would I do with $20 Dollars. Well the answer is in my animation movie. Hope you enjoy! :)

Monday, 17 August 2015

Term 3 Week 4 - Reading Work - My First Pay-Packet

This is my reading work I had to do for week 4. It is about this island boy that was trying to get a job and suddenly did. Then when he got his first pay-packet, he had to share it around which mad him pretty disappointed because he worked hard for that money and yet it got shared out.
But he had to do it cause it is tradition.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Week 1 Term 3 - Reading Work - Fair Chocolate

This is my presentation about fair chocolate.  My reading group Jk Rowling, got set this task to finish off. This is a late post so i hope you like it :)

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Children's War - Reading Work

This presentation is about a book called The Children's War. 
This is a late post!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Week 6/7 Reading Work

This is my week 6/7 reading work... I know that it is way past 6/7 but finally I got it done and posted. The reading work is called Future Thinkers

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Zeal Zone - Cooking

Last Friday, we had Zeal Zone.... My group (group D) got to do cooking class with Mrs Tele'a. In Mrs Tele'as cooking class she is cooking Anzac Biscuits because we are learning about Anzac this term!!
This presentation that we got from Mrs Tele'a has the ingredients for making Anzac Biscuits, The recipe on how to make the Anzac Biscuits and a link to a video of a lady making Anzac Biscuits.

There is other things on there like what Morale means and what food does and helps you do!!....


The other day, my maths class had to do a presentation about fraction... What they look like, How many parts in the fractions....
I really enjoyed doing this fraction presentation for maths!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Literacy Anzac Button

This presentation is about The Anzac Button. In the slide, there are questions that I had to answer and I did it...

Here is The Anzac Button story if you would like to read it!

Friday, 1 May 2015

World War 1 Zeal Zone

This presentation is about World War 1. All these things happened on the 4th of November 1918.
In Zeal Zone, we got put in a group of 4 and we got given a date. The 4th of November 1918 was my groups date!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Maths Problem!

Here is something for you people to solve!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Looking forward to Polyfest

Kia Ora, talofa lava, malo e lelei, fakaalofa lahi atu, kia orana, bula vinaka, namaste and greetings!! It’s Pasifika week in Aotearoa, this means it’s a week long celebration of all things Pacific. This includes the birthday dance we had with Mrs Tele’a!  Part of the celebration is the Polyfest!  This Thursday we are planning to travel to Manukau to take part in some workshops and then visit stages. The two stages we will be visiting will be the Maori and Diversity stages. Did you know that this event - the Polyfest celebrates 40 years since it’s beginning? Awesome isn't it!  

People and their whanau participate in this event to see how their cultures performs and the moves they use. They also go to watch their friends and families perform in public.

The things that the performers had to go through to get their items seen was….. They practise, practise and practise on their dance to get it right for the actual day. They also practise their singing because some groups sing while they sing.

This event helps and encourages people to be confident, happy and proud of their culture. It also encourages people to

I'm looking forward to meeting new people because it is good to communicate with people and be a good person.
I am also looking forward to tasting the food, watching the stages and looking at the stations we will be looking at.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Visual Mihi

This picture above, is my Visual Mihi. All those photos are all about me and they mean something to me.

The first photo has the word 'music' on it, music notes and a microphone. Why... I love music so much because it helps me when I having problems and I am also a singer. I really like the vibe that music makes and the rhythm.

The second photo has a bible on it. Why? Because I love church and going to church because I learn a lot of stories about god and what happened around those times.

The third photo is about the sports I love to play and do. I really love to ride on my skateboard and play basketball. I also like to do boxing because it runs in my family and because I just like punching things.
The sport that didn't show, is rugby.... I really love to play rugby because I play with my brothers and they teach me more of how to play it.

The lucky last photo has two flags in it. For the reason that, I live in New Zealand, I love New Zealand and I was born in New Zealand..... But I am a Tongan and I am proud to be a Tongan.
The photo in the middle is me.... My name is Jennifer and I am 12...
Well that is about me! 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

All About Me

Malo e lelei, my name is Jennifer Finau. I am 12 years old and I am a year 8 at Pt England. I have been attending Pt England for 8 years and I actually enjoy it here. I’m the second  youngest out of 5. My favourite hobbies are singing, playing the piano and enjoying the day. My favourite singer is Chris Brown, my favourite sports team is Warriors, and my favourite food is anything but meat.

I have 3 pets which are dogs. Their names are Russell, Mumba and Winnie. I love them because they are dogs. Dogs are my favourite animals really. My favourite subject in school is maths and my goal for this year is to strive to succeed and see where I will end up. My strengths are singing, playing the piano, and maths. Someone that inspires me is my mum and another one is my grandma.

10 questions about you