Thursday, 30 May 2019

Samoan Language Week


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Happy Samoan Language Week!! The theme for this years language week is, 'Lalaga le si'osi omaga mo se lumana'i manuia'. Although I am not Samoan, and don't understand the language, I think it is important to hold onto our language because of our ancestors. Not only for our ancestors but we are able to share it to the next generations. Languages is important in every aspect, of our lives because it allows people to communicate to others in our own languages. It also helps us to understand the reason towards your culture, and the importance of your language. Some things that can help us maintain the language in New Zealand, is to pick up words from people who speak fluent Samoan. We could also learn Samoan, by going to classes. You can also participate in the events or fundraising something, by that you could dance in your own culture. Going to church with your grandparents, can help you because they speak fluent. 

Friday, 17 May 2019

Cells

In Science we have been learning about the living world, Animal and Plant cells. The things that are in the animals cells are, Nucleus, Cell membrane, mitochondria, cytoplasm, vacuole and nuclear membrane. The only things that is different from each cell is that the plant cell requires more things such as, cell wall, chloroplast and large vacuole. We then had to draw a animal cell and plant cell, we then had to label them in the correct order.  We then had to describe the different types of parts and function of a cell. 
We then used a microscope and put it through a leaf to see what it would look like.  We took some photos, and it was really interesting to see the leaf close up. We used three different types of leaf, that my teacher grabbed from outside my classroom. We put the microscope at the back of our phones, then placed the phone on the different types of leaves to see the difference between the three leafs that we took. 

Thursday, 9 May 2019

What is a community?

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We were given the task to talk about what a community is and what it means, from our perspective. Personally for me I think community is a place where you live. Having neighbours who live in the same area as you.  There are many characteristics that have in common. Some things my community have in common with other community, is that young teenagers who are under eighteen use things that are unhealthy for their body. Such as smoking, alcohol and using all the bad things that they should be doing under the age of eighteen.  Besides from all the negative things young kids use, here are some positive things about our community. We help people who are in need, and who are struggling. We worry about other people who are in need, that is one thing that our community provides. 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Science summary of term 1

In Science we have been learning about the layers of earth.  One thing I have learnt about the layers of earth is that there is four layers of earth which are called, Crust, Mantle, Outer Core and Inner Core. Crust is the outer layer of the earth, which is where we live. The mantle is the thickest layer, it is 2,900 km thick. Outer core is made out of Iron and Nickel but mostly made out of Iron. Inner core is the hottest and most deepest parts of the earth.


We have also been learning about the continental drift and plate tectonics. One of the biggest continent is Pangea. The plate tectonic is divided into several plates, which sits above the layers of earth. There are three types of plate tectonic boundary which are, Convergent, Divergent and Transform. They are the three main plate boundary. Convergent is when the two plates can come towards one another. Divergent is when two plates move away from each other and form a new crust, forming the magma between the two plates. Transform is the movement that moves sideways. 

That are some things my class and I have learnt. It was really fun to learn about the layers of earth, and how deep and how thick they are. Also learning about the plate tectonics, and what the three main plate boundary. I can't wait to see what else has in stored for me in science

Summary about the Korean immigrants

 Today I have presented the history of Korea, and what the push and pull reasons of why they would move from their originated country. I have learnt that Korea is divided into two different parts of the country, North and South Korea. In 1990 there were less than 1,000 Koreans that have migrated to New Zealand, then the numbers have increased reaching over 30,000 by 2013. Did you know that the Koreans language class for children first began in 1980's in a wellington church where Koreans met every Sunday. Push reason of why they would move from their originated country is because, the policy in Korea is too strict. Pull reasons of why they would move is because of work opportunities. Also parents would take their children in a place where it has a better education. 

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Mass Shooting response from our Prime Minister.


Image result for jacinda ardern hugging muslim ladyOn the 15th of march a massive shooting took place in New Zealand, Christchurch. It happened such unexpectedly that it has become one of the popular articles around the world. It was such a tragedy that even our prime minister was in shock. To show our respect people would go and leave flowers, to show that they are thinking of those who have lost their loved ones. Our prime minister even visited the mosque to show her respect. Jacinda Ardern even wore a Hijab as part the Muslim religion, They even praised her. Our prime minister Jacinda Ardern has responded to this by making a new law, to keep the Muslim and everyone else safe. There was a photo of our prime minister hugging one of the lady at the mosque, and it has become one of the popular photo's going on around the world. They had also thought of making her one of the most popular front page on a magazine. From my perspective throughout my time here in New Zealand I have never seen a prime minister like Jacinda ,to go out of her busy life to show her respect. And also how she truly cares about this situation that had happened two weeks ago. She has become an idol to other people from doing this.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Empathy - what does empathy mean?


Image result for empathyFor me empathy means to be able to understand and also care about how someone else feels. Personally I think empathy means to put yourself in there shoe, that way you could understand the kind of situation they might experienced. If I was to show empathy towards my classmates or anyone around me, I would ask them if they are alright.  That way they would know that you truly care about their feelings and the situation they are in right now.  Empathy is important because it can help people understand why in that kind of situation.  They could help you by making sure your alright, or even hang out with you so know that your not alone.  You could also show your gratitude when they have opened up.  Many people struggle to open up to people, because they overthink things like "could I trust you".  Show that your interested, that way when they going through a difficult time you could connect with them by asking them if they need anything, or if they will be alright.