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Friday, 6 July 2018

Pro's and Con's

We have been working on Pro's and Con's of living in a lighthouse. We had written down what are good features about lighthouses and bad features about lighthouses. Pro's are the good features while con's are the opposite ( Good and Negative ). Pros and Cons are the opposites to good and bad features. The pros are the good features of things and cons are the bad. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Tech Reflection - Pewter casting



For tech today we have been working on our pewter casting designs. The design I have chosen to make is a diamond necklace. The person I'm going to make my pewter casting design for is my mum because she likes jewelries and she has a ton of a collection of them at home. For our tech group the hardest challenge today was to trying to cut out the wood I had traced my diamond on. It was quite difficult trying to cut it out because it had been vibrating a lot so it was hard to cut while rotating it to get my corners correctly. I had really enjoyed doing this tech rotation and hope to finish my design off by next week or later. Our tech teacher Mr Grundy had taught us how to use sand paper to make our pewter casting design polished. I had quite enjoyed doing this tech rotation because we could choose what we would like to make and how we were to design our item we have chose. 

Matariki Information Poster

Today for our inquiry presentation we have been working on Matariki ( The Seven Sisters ), For our task we had made a information poster about Matariki. Matariki is based on the Seven sisters and how it came to be, Matariki is a famous Maori celebration that Maori's come to celebrate and to gather for the Maori New Year ( Matariki ).  Matariki is a Maori Celebration to New Zealand because they have named it the Maori New Year.


Friday, 15 June 2018

Tech Reflection


For tech today we have been working on our pewter casting designs. The design I have chosen to make is a diamond necklace. The person I'm going to make my pewter casting design for is my mum because she likes jewelries and she has a ton of a collection of them at home. For our tech group the hardest challenge today was to trying to cut out the wood I had traced my diamond on. It was quite difficult trying to cut it out because it had been vibrating a lot so it was hard to cut while rotating it to get my corners correctly. I had really enjoyed doing this tech rotation and hope to finish my design off by next week or later. Our tech teacher Mr Grundy had taught us how to use sand paper to make our pewter casting design polished. I had quite enjoyed doing this tech rotation because we could choose what we would like to make and how we were to design our item we have chose. 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Kiwi Can - Reflection

Today for Kiwi Can we are learning about integrity and Accountability. This week our topic in integrity and our theme is accountability. Our first activity was called copy me. For this task there were four groups and they had to choose a leader that would go up and pick a card. That card is based on which action our group needed to do. There was a bunch of actions that we had to do. The hardest action I think we had to do was 8 sit ups and 14 push ups. Then after that energizer we had talked about accountability, Accountability means to take responsibility for your own actions and being honest to others who had done something wrong. At our school we can show Accountability by showing respect to others and being honest for our own actions that we had done. The next activity we had played was called 2 truths and 1 lie. For this activity one person had to stand up and say 2 truths and 1 lie and the other people had to try and guess which one was the lie. This game was interesting because we could find out what their lie is and how we can help them solve that lie.


Friday, 8 June 2018

Pewter Casting Tech

Today for tech at Tamaki College we have been working on our pewter casting designs. For mostly everyone in our tech group has finished their DLO on who they are gonna make their pewter casting design for. So then Mr Grundy had instructed us to get ready for him to call the person 1 by 1 to come and collect their piece of wood to trace the design they had chosen for that person out of the 16 items they had selected. When we had all gotten our piece of wood we were all told to select the item we wanted to create for the person we were gonna make it for. The person who I was going to select to create my item for is myself because I myself had never created any designing of what we were creating and I was so curious what it would look like when it had finished. Before we needed to choose the item we wanted we needed to list down 10 reasons why and what design we wanted to create and who was it gonna be for. When we had chosen our item and had answered our 10 reasons why we were given a piece of printed paper with our item printed on it we were told to trace it onto our piece of wood we were given to use the scroll saw to cut out our piece of wood. When some of us had finished Mr Grundy had melted the pewter metal to pour inside our wood that we had chosen. After we had done that we needed to wait till the next tech day to see what had happen to our pewter casting item.  

Friday, 1 June 2018

Tech reflection: Pewter casting

Today for tech we have been learning about pewter casting. The first thing that we had needed to do was read the rules for the pewter casting tech room. We were first asked questions if we knew what pewter casting was and what it is. Our task was to find out what we wanted to create and how we will be using it or even who we were making it for. So Mr Grundy had sent us a worksheet showing who we will be creating our design for. The Designs I am making for are my mum, dad, cousin and myself. We chose 4 of each items that we wanted to create into our DLO. But the thing is the images we had chosen had to be silhouette so it would be easier to create. The thing is our images couldn't be thick or else it would bend or snap. I had enjoyed doing this rotation because I would really want to make something special for my family.