Monday, 11 December 2017

Strive to succes!!!

Today we had two special guest named Mr Patterson & Raenan who was known as a ex student at Pt.England School.  He came to talk to us about Inspiration, Aspiration and Motivation and that it all leads up to success he said that his main goal since year 9 in Tamaki College was to be deputy boy for year 13, Four years later he achieved his goal. Mr Patterson said that when opportunity come take them but also learn how to say no, back in year 8 Raenan was on on the NZ herald news paper.

Mr Patterson showed us a video of a boy named Dwight who was also a guy who achieved in school even though he grew up in a bad child hood he never gave up and kept on pushing, his video was very inspiring and his quote was "You can't CHANGE unless you CHANGE yourself". The point today was to take opportunity that will get you somewhere and never listen to put downs.

Labour day

What Labour Day actually celebrates.  
Title - What you will be explaining
Introduction - Tell your audience what the topic is about and what is to be explained.
Information - Explain the elements or steps in a logical sequence
Conclusion - Final summarising statement, an evaluation or comment about what you have explained.

Samuel Parnell the life saver
Have you ever wondered why we celebrate labour day or what is labour day well labour day is not about the labour party it was about a man named Samuel Parnell who fought for many people that were struggling with working for a very long time.
1st idea
A man named Samuel Parnell should be a man that everyone should know because he has helped many people throughout their working struggles, do you think you could work for 18 hours or more even now man and women have been working 8 hours because of this man.
2nd idea
Labour day is celebrated on the 4th of october every year, it gives us a chance to celebrate the man who gave us freedom for males and females working. Well they called it labour day for a reason.Samuel Parnell called it labour day for the achievements of the workers and how long the workers worked
3rd idea
the hours we work, the pay we get, and our unions. Many countries don’t have laws and rights to protect workers like we do in New Zealand, and New Zealand was one of the first countries on the world to have an 8 hour working day because of this man and what he did i mean he should be a legend to new zealand.
Well thats everything I know about Samuel Parnell so do you think he is a legend? If you know anything else about this man leave a comment or research on him hope you liked my work

Friday, 3 November 2017

Incredible Instruments Orchestra!!!

  Here are some images from the instruments we were studding on. We had to learn about the different instrument family like the String family, Woodwind Family, Brasses Family, Percussion Family and the Keyboard Family. Leave a good comment if you liked our display.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Makey Makey Term 3 Extension Reflection

Term 3 Extension Task! It gets harder and harder every Term. This was one of the hardest so far. Our Task was to use Makey Makey and code to make an instrument to play either the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Happy birthday or a song that you know how to play. If you don’t know what Makey Makey is the information is on here. My group, Me and Ajani chose to play Happy Birthday. Ajani was playing the Piano and I was playing the Drums. First Ajani had to create a piano by using a cardboard box and had to cut little cardboard pieces to represent the tiles. And I used playdough container and put the playdough pieces on top and used pencils to represent the drum sticks.

The biggest challenge that we had was to try and put the drumming and mix it with the piano luckily we had Zoe there.  Ajani and I had a choice between a game show and musical  instruments so Ajani and I picked to do instruments. The thing we found most easier was getting to know the beats and keys to play our instruments, we started with the twinkle twinkle little star song but that didn’t work out so we tried Happy Birthday and it actually worked out. If you think you can take the challenge go try out the Makey Makey and see if you can make a band, here is the site go have a look and buy the kit.