Tag: Reading

What’s the deal with theme?

today for literacy I did reading What’s the deal with theme? This task kinda took me long because I had to re-write this because The original slides are so tiny to read. I have to read a text and i have to answer questions. Please leave  a positive comment on my blog. Thank you.

Reflection SC – Ground Rules for talk

Today for literacy I did Reflection SC – Ground Rules for talk for reading. I had to read a Text called “butterflies” by Patricia grace. I Liked the text because it had good information and it was a short text. I had to talk with my group about the story. I then had to rate how good we used our Ground rules for talk. Hope You enjoyed. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

Journal Word Find

Today for literacy I did a free choice task for reading. I choosed the journal word find. It was really easy and fun to do. I want my bloggers to find out the answer in the word find and then add them into the sentences. The story I chose was” It used to be green once” by Patricia grace. I hope you enjoyed it!

The Treaty of Waitangi – Before it was signed

The Treaty of Waitangi – Before it was signed 



Kia ora, My Name is Swaimah and today I will be talking to you about before the treaty of Waitangi. Did you know that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 and was an agreement between the British Crown and a large number of Māori chiefs. How do you feel about the Māori people and the British people signing the treaty of Waitangi? To be honest I think it was quite incredible because I have never seen people from different countries accepting to make a treaty for a land or country. On 6 February 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands by Captain William Hobson, several English residents, and between 43 and 46 Māori rangatira. 

Early 1800s

Burgeoning trade marked early contact between the peoples. Whalers, sealers and ship-builders who plundered forests for masts, interacted with coastal Maori villagers. Soon timber, flax and trading blossomed too. A relationship of coexistence developed – the Europeans relied on Maori for provisions and access to valuable resources; Maori wanted European goods such as scissors, mirrors, nails, blankets, tobacco and – later – muskets. Misunderstandings, however, occurred and murder bloodied the land. Late in 1809, the ship Boyd arrived in Whangaroa Harbour to collect a cargo of timber spars. 



Later they attacked and burned the ship. A whaling ship arrived to exact revenge but wrongly attacked villagers of a chief who had tried to help. The incident represented the worst aspects of those early contacts – the Boyd crew did not know local Maori were suspicious of Europeans after an earlier ship visit led to a disease outbreak. The cannibalism set back perspectives of Maori as a noble race. In an act of utu (revenge) local Maori lured the captain ashore where they murdered and ate him and other crew. On board a young chief, Te Ara, had complained of mistreatment during the voyage from Sydney. 



Perhaps the Maori leader who most fearlessly welcomed trade and contact with Europeans was Ngapuhi chief Hongi Hika. in 1814, he travelled to Sydney and in 1820 he and young chief Waikato set off to England on board the whaling ship, New Zealander. Accompanied by missionary Thomas Kendall, He spent 5 months in London and Cambridge. He assisted Professor Samuel Lee to compile the first Maori English dictionary, wowed many with his intelligence, personality and his moko was introduced to King George IV. The trip almost enabled Hika to amass a stockpile of guns which tipped the balance of inter-tribal power.



A crass commercial deal struck between Captain William Stewart, commander of the brig Elizabeth, and Ngati Toa chief Te Rauparaha was a tipping point leading the colonial Government in New South Wales to become convinced Britain needed a stronger official presence in New Zealand. For the price of a cargo of flax, Stewart agreed to transport a Ngati Toa war party from their base in Kapiti Island to Banks Peninsula for an attack on Ngai Tahu. Stewart invited Te Maiharanui aboard where he was ambushed by Te Rauparaha and his men. Bloodshed followed when Te Maiharanui’s village was attacked.



I feel like I’ve learned a lot today from this writing assignment. I really enjoyed reading some interesting facts about before the treaty of waitangi was signed. How do you feel about the early 1800s? I actually found it interesting because Maori people wanted the Europeans goods such as scissors, mirrors, nails, baskets, tobacco and more. Next time hopefully I get to do this writing again but, about after the treaty of Waitangi was signed. This is where I found all my information from: NZ Hearld. I hope you guys really enjoyed my Writing and hope you guys come back again. Ka kite! 


Create a Grab and Go Bag

Today For literacy i did the Create a Grab and Go Bag. We had to go on google and grab some stuff that we would take in a bag or suitcase when there’s a cyclone. I picked a suitcase because, A suitcase it easier to take and a backpack will be so heavy and you also have to hold it on your back. I packed lots of snacks and drinks because, I want to survive in cyclone. I hope you guys enjoy my slide and have a good day at home/work. Ka Kite!



Idea Notes
1 Tyrone Tangata-Makiri
2 Heare Kutia
3 Tanielu Tele’a


Title Future Aspirations 

Include an unusual fact. • a vivid description. • ask a question. • tell a brief story

Kia ora, and greetings to you all. Today I will be introducing to you what Future Aspiration is and how many people came. 

What is future aspiration?  Future aspiration is when 3 – 7 people (or more) come and introduce themselves to you and tell you about their journey and career. 

How many people came? There were 6 people that came. Tyrone Tangata-Makiri, Haare Kutia, David Clarke, Tanielu Tele’a, Tia Peleti and Shaniah McCarry. 

Information Reason 1 : 

Tyrone Tangata-Makiri is a good, strong man. He worked as an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is a person who sets up a business and helps them with money. Tyrone Tangata-Makiri gave out a really good advice: Be an alien rather than a sheep. This means a sheep always follows other sheeps and aliens keep with their own sleeves and doesn’t copy others. 

Reason 2 :

Heare Kutia is a social worker. A social worker provides help and support to people with social issues such as housing, employment, financial or other personal issues. Heare Kutia talked about how she didn’t like reading & writing. 

Reason 3 : Tanielu Tele’a is Mrs Tele’as son. Tanielu Tele’a was a rugby player playing for the blues. When he was little he also used to play touch. A little quote that he gave out was, never give up! Tanielu Tele’a got injured on his knees. He just had his surgery. 

Summarize key points. • Offer an opinion or a suggestion. • Make a prediction. • Explain the topic’s importance.

Tyrone Tangata-Makiri, Heare Kutia and Tanielu Tele’a are very strong people. They will never ever give up on their dreams. They will work hard to follow their dreams and someday they will be successful. Thank you very much Tyrone Tangata-Makiri, Haare Kutia, David Clarke, Tanielu Tele’a, Tia Peleti and Shaniah McCarry for coming over and telling us about your career. 

Thank you very much for listening. 

Ka kite.