Thursday, May 31, 2018

This week I wrote a poem from the birds perspective about how it was trapped in the plastic bag. Here it is.

I struggle to get out, wanting to be freed from this mess. The urge of being released flows over me. My frail legs are weak from my efforts. The blood trickled down as a sign of my struggles. My resilience is no more. As I gasp at the sharp cold wind my lungs crave for more. The thought of never being released from this endless torture is horrifying. Birds soar pass me, when can I be like them? Where is my freedom? These wings of mine will fly no more. This plastic blanket draws me closer to death. I feel a rush of agony as my lifeline starts to slowly come to an end. I slowly manoeuvre my way around, nothing. The triumph awaits me, I dream of a release. I have been held captive, asphyxiated and unable to be free. Goodbye.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bullying poster

Pink shirt day for anti bullying was a few days ago. As a task we were asked to make a poster about bullying. Here is my presentation on it. Bullying is very bad and can cause problems to people maybe even throughout their adulthood. Bullying is not ok!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rubbish- How is it affecting our planet?

Our school theme we are researching and learning about is rubbish and it's harmful effects on our planet. In week 2 I wrote this explain piece of writing on how rubbish hurts our animals, environment and us. Here is it =)

How is rubbish affecting our earth?Rubbish is a problem being caused all around the world. But the effects it has on nature and animals is much bigger. It can spread everywhere from our bins out to the streets and into the oceans. Humans are the causes of all the pollution happening around the world. Our air, trees, water and land are all in danger from the poor decisions we made which help contribute to the cause of pollution.

 All our beautiful animals around the world are slowly dying from the effects pollution has made on them. Oil spills kill our fish, Poisoned air makes our birds sick and toxic soil kill our bugs. There are much more ways animals could die. Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year. Plastic doesn’t break down, when it is thrown into the ocean it’ll be around for more than a thousand years. Sea animals mistake this plastic waste for other types of food. It can’t be digested very easily and gives them a hard time to swallow and process the plastic.

 Our whenua also gets treated very badly. When our rubbish is sent to the disposal area or landfills our waste gets put into dumping grounds to bury the rubbish. All the juices from the rubbish become toxic and soak into the soil creating a poison eco system for our bugs and worms and making our soil rotten and unhealthy. Our worms help increase the amount air and water that gets put into our grounds. When our land becomes more poison it increases the chance of plants and wildlife to die quicker.

 When we litter our rubbish ends up from the streets into our drains and out into the ocean. Our waterways become littered with rubbish and turn our water polluted and non swimmable. Fish will be at risk of dying from the unhealthy water and weeds will outgrow the water making them much bigger and the river dangerous. Currents may change as well making it either more rough or too calm. If water conditions change it make cause it to be uninhabitable for animals.

 The causes of rubbish puts our wildlife and environment in danger. What can we do to change this? Our animals are a major reason our world is staying stable. Same with our water and land. Waterways become blocked, clogged and disgusting while our soil starts to become rotten and unhealthy for our planet. A little change can make a difference.

Friday, May 18, 2018

National Young Leaders Day

A conference was held in Auckland for the National Young Leaders Day. Me and 9 others had the opportunity to go down and gather new skills and information to use as a kaiarahi or leader of our school. The experience was really fun and the speakers had very motivational speeches. The saying of the day was Me Whakaaro Rangatira which means to think like a leader. As kaiarahi of our kura we take the information we learnt as a taonga and pass them onto other students.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sea cleaners

Our school topic is about rubbish and how it effects nature. Our literacy activity was to answer these questions about the sea cleaners. A group of people who help clean up our oceans and land to make it a better place to live in. You can visit them for more information and videos about what they do at Sea
Here is my presentation on the Sea cleaners.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sports poem

For writing we could do any style of writing about sports or the awa. I chose to do a rhyming poem about netball. Here is my presentation.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Maths problem

This was one of my maths problem I solved and presented on a Google drawing. I found the problem quite easy. Finding the answer didn't take as long as I thought it would and I decided to come up with a good answer. Here is my working.