Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Writing -Reflection

WALT: Reflect on our writing session. 

For the middle block, some Kia Manawanui students were learning about two different figurative languages. These are known as - Alliteration and also Hyperbole. Something I found challenging about this session, was understanding some examples. Next time, I could get a friend of mine to help me out during the lesson. 

The meaning of : Alliteration is - The repetition of the same initial letter in a same series.  
If this meaning does not help with your understanding. My meaning of Alliteration is (Repeating the first letter in most word in a sentence.) 

Here are some examples of Alliteration:
1. Kim's kid kept kicking
2. Fred's friends fried fritos for fridays food. 
3. Larry's lizard likes leaping leopards. 

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The meaning of : Hyperbole is an exaggeration that is unlikely to be true. If this does not make sense to you, or you don't get the understanding of Hyperbole - 

Here are some examples for you to get an understanding:
1.  If I can't get a smartphone, I will die. 
2. He knows everything in maths.
3. I have told you a million times, not to do that. 

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During this lesson, I have now learned what can make my stories interesting and engaging for my audience to read. 

Kia Manawanui SC: Write definitions that makes sense to me. 

Kia Manawanui learning!

Ofa Lahi Atu! Kia Ora! Thankyou. 
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Self-Defense reflection - 2018 - Poster

WALT: Show what we learned during our self-defense lessons.

Kia Ora! And many more greetings!

Self-Defense helps to keep young women safe and protected. Being prepared and organised for any danger ahead of us. And to also learn/know our boundary body parts. Trusting our instincts and also knowing how a yucky touch feels and how a comfortable touch feels.

If you feel like someone is about to do something, trust in your instincts.


Today, I have prepared for you a poster that I have created.
In this poster you will see: Why self defense is important (?) - and What I've learned during these lessons.

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If you click this girl -   👧        -  She will take you to my poster that I have created.

__ Ofa Lahi Atu! Kia Ora! Thankyou.

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Te Tuhi Reflection: I am NZ

IALT: Reflect on my art work - “I am NZ”.

Have you ever heard of etching? 
Etching is basically carving or lifting something off its surface. 

Today at Te Tuhi art gallery, the Kia Manawanui syndicate took a place in learning about Aotearoa. We did this by, drawing about what we know relating to NZ. 

In the class "I AM NZ", we learned easy ways of how to etch. 

Here are some steps to guide you:
1. Paint Clear Film sheet. 
2. Draw over the dried paint - With Pencil
3. Etch drawings
4. Pick colour paper - (Background). 

Etching is something new to me, and is an artwork that I enjoy doing. Etching is a type of artwork that was the first challenging art piece that I have ever done. How? When you etch out your drawing, it could be hard sometimes - Especially when you have put detailed art designs in your artwork. 

I got the letter "N". Inside my "N" has the land of Aotearoa, with 4 stars to represent the NZ flag. 
The outside of my letter has a silver fern and a British sign. 
The british sign to also represent the flag and the silver fern to represent New Zealand's native bush. Next to the british sign, has a big star. That represents Matariki - Maori Stories.
Continuing on, my artwork also has a long white cloud to represent Aotearoa's english name.
Lastly, my design piece also has the name "EW". 
This goes with the letter "N". - To make New.. 
If you look closely, inside the silver fern has "Zealand". 

Altogether - it makes New Zealand. 

This is how my artwork is UNIQUE - I draw what I believe and know about NZ. And, I am creative of how I think and do about my art piece. 

Here is a photo of me and my design. 

Click this Flag to get to my screencastify - 🇳🇿

Ofa Lahi Atu! Kia Ora! Thank You. 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Self-Defense : Lesson #4

IALT: Reflect on my Self-defense Lesson. 

Kia Ora! And many more greetings to you all. 
Today, Wednesday 14th March 2018. - It was the last session for the Girls Self-Defense Nation Program. 

Here is a reflection about what I've learned so far with the G.S.D.N.P:

What type of mindset did you have before this started?
Honestly, I actually had a Fixed Mindset. Meaning to this is: I wasn't into this program and I didn't feel the need to learn life skills like this, because I thought that I was already tough enough to deal with situations like this.  

But, after I started to get into the programs, I felt like this was something that is making me feel confident it defeating towards men.. 

With this, I learned that 98% of the people in the world are men who try to touch young girls. 
78% of these men are people you are related to, by blood. 
And lastly, 23% of the people are who you know - seen - met before. 

So this program is basically, teaching young girls to fight towards men who like to do things to young girls. 

It may seem YUCK! or DISGUSTING!, but as you actually look deeper into this reflection, it does help you with your life skills. 

What type of mindset did you have after the lesson was fully finished?
I really had a growth mindset. When the teacher was about to leave and not come back for anymore sessions, I felt sad. This is because, the sessions we had helped me, I got into the program and I wanted to learn even more things. 


What was your highlight throughout the whole session?
My highlight was the Role Playing. It gave me time to work collaboratively with my pairs and also helped me to get confident in acting in front of a crowd. This built my confidence. 

What made you feel safe during this lesson and what did you learn?
I learned how to trust my instincts and to believe in myself if something would happen. Something that made me feel safe during these lessons, were the people are me.. These people were all girls! If I would get anything wrong, no one would laugh at me, because at the end of the day, we were all helping with demonstrations and answering questions. (?)


Here is a photo of my team and I.. 

Ofa Lahi Atu! Kia Ora! And Thank you for watching!
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

New Zealand Population 2018

IALT: Research on how many people live in NZ. 

Did you know that there are currently 4,736,349 people that are living in NZ?. 

Our first task given, was to get NZ's population of people who are standing on this land. And how many people are alive and on this land - 4,736,349 . 

From my perspective 97% of the people are women/girls, and 20% of the people are men/boys. 

This task is something new to me, and something that I have learned at this moment. 

Within this task, Kia Manawanui syndicate had been learning about what makes NZ a great place to live in. 

Here are some places that make NZ a great place to live in:
- Native 
- Houses
- Community
- People
- Sightseeing - Mountains, etc. 

What do you think makes NZ a great place to live in?

Here is a screenshot of the population of NZ's wide people. 
This live New Zealand population web - This website changes every time a baby is born. 

Click this LINK to get the population website.. 

Ofa Lahi Atu! 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Cyclone Hola - Research

IALT: Research about the upcoming Cyclone Hola. 

Have you ever heard of a Cyclone Hola?
Well, a cyclone Hola is like a tropical storm. To help me out, I use a cyclone Hola as if it will be doing a Hola. Because, this cyclone type has hard wind and circles around like a coma. 

It's a sad fact that this Cyclone Hola will be hitting New Zealand. This is a place where I am originally born and also somewhere I stand. My Turangawaewae. - A place I stand. Furthermore, a cyclone Hola has not just effected New Zealand, but also other countries as well. 

I think that the main point in this message is to inform everyone in New Zealand that a Cyclone Hola is heading Auckland. This cyclone may be passed onto Australia, but we'll see soon. 

Here is a presentation that shares my research on a Cyclone Hola.