Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Calendar art


This is my calendar art on the right is my dad and on the left is my mum I have my mum and dad because they are my parents and I love them. I have the checker board because what I think of my parents is just that they are a normal mum and dad.
What was the hard part?
The hard part was that I had to think of what was I gonna draw.

What was the easy part?

The easy part was that the background because I just wanted it simple.


WALT write open ended questions and full answers

Callan and I have chosen to make the next new Zealand uniform for our project based learning. First, we had to research the history of Olympic uniforms and come up with some questions around what we wanted to know.
What is the history of nz olympic uniform?
LONDON, 1908: This is not the New Zealand team. This is the  Australasia team because new zealand was combined with Australia. The team name was Australasia and that's why it says Australasia on the sign that the man is holding.          1467165666382.jpg

2. How did people feel about the 2016 olympic uniform ?
Some people criticized the uniform and said it is a bit rubbish. Huffer designer Steve Dunstan said the outfits were disappointing and said that it does not represent New Zealand.
3. What are the most important features that need to be on the uniform on the 2016 uniform?
The Olympics rings, Silver fern, Rio olympics , BLK symbol  and black white. The Olympic rings are on it because that is what the athletes are going to. The Silver fern is there because it represents New Zealand. The Rio Olympics is there  because that is where we are playing. The Black and white colours are on there because that is our Nation's colours.
The new New Zealand Olympic uniform  has been revealed.
IMG_0986.JPGThis is our t-shirt.
IMG_0984.JPGAfter we did the research we started to make the project and here are the instructions down below.  

What you need
hand sewing

How did we make our uniforms?
1 First we made a pattern out of paper.
2 Second we outlined the fabric and then cut it out.
3 after we do the front you do it but make a different pattern for the back
4 After we have cut it out we will have the front and the back so we sewed them together and then that made the t-shirt.
5 Once you have the t-shirt then you make some designs to sew it on the t-shirt.
How will we make it

1. How will we make the t-shirt? Hand sewing and the materials needle, thread, fabric and pens .
2.what will we put on the t-shirt?  On the front there are the olympic rings to show that we are part of the new zealand teams. Silver fern and nz to represent our country.
On the back there is a number that’s 14 and callan on it we just putting
Using our muscles
Callan muscles: persevering,celebration , focusing, noticing, absorption and revising.
I used my persevering muscles because at the start I didn't know how it was going to work so I persevered and just did it.
I was  noticing if there was any distraction around me and if there was I would just move away from them.
Sometimes there are people around me that are talking so me and my buddy move away from them.
Me and my buddy collaborated really well together because we keep on talking to get information.

Kevin's muscles : persevering, absorption, focusing,  revising , collaboration

(  I used my perseverance muscle when we first started to make our t-shirt we did not know what to do but when mrs lowe gave us some tips did we still not understand so we preserved and then we figured it out)
Absorption and focusing
(when we finally knew what we were doing i was so focused and absorbed in the learning we made the tank top and then we needed to put on the design)
Me and Callan had a plan of what our t-shirt will look like but then we thought and looked back out it and then we said it was to much so we changed it.
( Reflection )
I really enjoyed working with Callan with the t-shirt because I never made a t-shirt before.

SBW and AI

SBW sonny bill williams
1: SBW is an olympian and he plays  for the rugby sevens men div.

Why did sonny bill williams  play for rugby seven’s does it have something to do with the with him in the all blacks?

2: Sonny bill williams was born in nz at auckland and his birth date was 3 of august 1985 and the age is 31.
How long have sonny bill williams been in the olympics?
3: His height 194 cm which is 6 ft tall and he   weigh about 108 KG's
How long has sonny bill williams  been training for the olympics ?
4: SBW has played for NRL, union and the teams he’s played for is Roosters, ALL Blacks, Bulldogs and a french team called the Toulon.
Why has SBW played for so many teams in rugby
5: Sonny bill williams is a heavyweight boxer and he is an international heavyweight champion

AI Akira Ioane
1: Akira Ioane was born in japan and the date of birth 16 june 1995 and his age is 21.
1: Has he played any other sports ?
2: His height is 1.94 m and that is 6FT and his weight is 113Kg.
2: Would he play in any other sports in the olympics ?
3: Akira Ioane is an olympian and the sport he plays for rugby seven’s.
3: Would he be in any of the other olympics that are further in the future ?   
4: Akira Ioane joined the NZ seven and made his 1st debut in wellington in 2014.
4: What has Akira had as his biggest injuries ?
5: He played in NRL, Super rugby and olympic rugby sevens and he played for the blues and the new zealand rugby sevens
5: What did he do or play in his childhood ?

Action poem

 This is my haiku

Paora Winitana by Kevin

A new zealander
He is playing basketball
He’s shooting to win  

He’s concentrating :5
Shooting the ball in a hoop :7
He’s a good athlete. :5

She’s got a strong grip. :5
She is a shot put player. :7
She is strong with it. :5

He’s fast as lightning. :5

He’s doing his lightning poes. :7

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

P.E line throw reflection

Wednesday I was with a teacher that was good and taught me the first few steps on how to throw it and what ones I should be aiming for . My buddy that I was with gave me great advice how much power I need to throw the bean bag. 

Thursday caleb 

Muscles: Perseverance,  resilience, collaboration. 

Friday, July 08, 2016

PLB Of a trap

Explanation #1

How a car works

Key words
Steering wheel
seat belts
Explanation of the writing

Firstly : a vehicle  is machine of transportation. Transportation is when you get taken to your destination. Transportation in a vehicle is not just for transporting people it's also for car animals and more.

Secondly : a car has a steering wheel the steering wheel is for directing the way you want to go like left, right, back and forward and forward is the main way you need to go. Steering wheel is very important to have on a car because if you didn’t have a steering wheel you will crash if your just go 1 way.

Thirdly : pedals are really important because you need them to make the wheels move like go forward or go backwards or to stop the wheels which is the brakes. Pedals is a main part of a car because if you didn’t have any how would you move and how would you get to places without wheels and pedals.

Fourthly : engine is a major part for the car because it burns down the petrol and diesel oil and spreads it to the parts of the car that need it.

Conclusion :  It is clear that the car is for transport and faster way to get to places.

Kevin's report reflection for mid year

Report Reflection for Mid Year

How have the learning muscles helped you with your learning in Maths and/or Literacy and in one other learning area for example Matariki, P.E, Art or Camp?

  • No bling
  • Options = Maths & Literacy plus one other listed
  • Maths or Literacy plus one other listed (e.g. maths and your choice; literacy and your choice)

Maths & P.E

My thinking, Noticing  and focusing muscles have helped me design a building for my maths, I used my planning muscles for what to do next and I used my focusing muscles to manage my distraction and and to work out the answer.
I've used my noticing muscles to notice the details for where I was right and what was wrong.

I was stuck on how to play volleyball and used my preserving muscle and my noticing muscles to learn the rule, how to play, and how to serve the ball . It was really hard to play but  5 minutes later I started to get a hang of it and then it was fun.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Ext maths

In the maths learning I learning to turn fractions, percentages and decimals into fractions, percentages and decimals. we had to make a model after transferring from a fraction percentage and a decimal the third option was hard .

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Koru spiral art


Name of article
Making radio waves
Both a boy and a girl are holding microphone
They have headphones on
They've got some  sort of eletrekly board                                                                                                                                                 
They've got a hole lot of notices and clock
They have 3 computers
There's some cds on the wall
Theres porsers
Before reading Questions
What is an electrical board?
Why do the  children  have microfones ?
Why are they wearing headphones ?
Are they on radio?
Druining reading
Why do they have a website
Do they promote the company
What is a transmitter
Where is layle bay school
Why do the school have a radio station   
Why Do people email them
Can people all over the world hear them


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Polar bears summary

The main idea of this text polar bears hunt on the sea ice on the edge of the land.

One example of a supporting detail is they use there acute sense of smell to hunt for it's prey and acute means a very strong and sharp sense of smell.

Another example of a supporting detail is To catch a seal polar bears dig into the ice to make a hole and use it's sharp claws to grab it

Finally it's clear that the main idea is  how polar bears  survive in the arctic with there survival skills. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thank you Kent

Dear Kent
Here is one of my highlights and then after  a mini puzzle poem for you.

What were the highlights for you?
The bush walk was amazing because I like the nature and  river crossing with my friends and the sound of the river was amazing.
The water was glistening , nice temperature It was like having a bath in the wild. There I heard something like a hunter or predator looking to eat I was looking around but it was just the group behind us stepping on sticks and that.

This should be easy but if you don’t know it’s a person's name. Thank you for helping with the cooking, bush walk and every thing you have done
Thanks for being a helpful parent
Having a blast with you
Allowing time off work to come to camp with us
Not a the best but know you still there
Knowing you great at cooking  

Kind to others
Enthusiastic with activities
Never left out
Thanks for what you have done for us

Thank you for coming and have a happy time where ever you and thank you for being the adult for the whitu group and supporting us in the activities.   
by Kevin Karena year 6 Leader whitu

Friday, February 19, 2016

5 Things about me

5 Things about me.

1. In my family I have 1 big brother 2 little brothers and mum and dad.
Description: Me and my family spend a lot of time together at parks and like to travel well some of us we do house work together.

2. I like rugby as a sport.
Description: Rugby is a great sport I like to play because the fitness  you get out of it is great for your body it exciting who wins fresh way to entertain yourself if you're stuck out home. 

3. Favorite fruit is an apple.
Description: I still like other fruit but the best fruit is an apple they are delicious and its tasty to eat juicy as well.

4. Favorite game to play is Destiny.
Description: Destiny is a fun futuristic game with boost futuristic guns and armor against the fallen and online people.

5. My hobbies is running on grass  and relaxing. 
Description: For running I just like getting dirty and having fun and when I'm relaxing I just sit down and play on the laptop or the PlayStation.

I hope you learned about me.