Friday, 29 July 2016

Rio Olympic Games - Writing

Where was the first Olympic Games Held?
In 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first ever Olympic Games were held in Olympia. Olympia in Greece, since that day that the first ever Olympic Games started, the Olympic Games were banned from someone and that the person who banned the Olympic games thought that it was a really good choice to make because he thought that the Olympic games were really dangerous and no good for anybody to participate.

Who designed the Olympic Flag?
The person who designed the first ever Olympic Flag was Baron Pierre de Coubertin. He was the co founder of the modern Olympic games. Baron Pierre de Coubertin was a founder of the international Olympic games and he also was the first ever person in history to ever create the Olympic flag. He is also the person who introduced the Olympic Games again to the world when it was banned years ago by another person.

In which Year was the Olympic flag designed?
In 1912, it was the first time in history that a person ever created the Olympic flag to ever been made. That was the one and only year that the person created the Olympic flag. This year, everybody today still uses the Olympic flag because their is no way that any other flag will replace the Olympic flag that was created years ago. The Olympic flag that was created years ago is a really special flag because it was used for the Olympic Games years ago.

What do the 5 Rings represent?
The 5 rings generally known that the 5 interlocking rings represent the Five continents of the world (the Americas are considered as one, North and South, along with Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia). That is what the 5 rings represent and this is what I researched on my Chromebook to find out some interesting information.

Why were the colours Yellow, Black, Green, Red and Blue chosen?
The colours L to R are Blue, Yellow black, Green and Red, and were not meant to really mean anything, although these colours appear in many of the flags of countries on these continents. Some people think that some of the colours doesn’t mean anything and that they think that only L to R are the only things that people think represents Blue.

Why are the Rings interlocked?
A white background, with 5 interlocked rings in the centre. Blue, Yellow, Black, Green and Red is symbolic. It represents the 5 inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the 6 colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world. This is the reason why the 5 colourful rings that you see on the flag for the Olympic Games explains why the 5 rings are interlocked with each other.

Who created the first Olympic Games?
The Greeks were the first ever people on Earth to ever create the Olympic Games, it was stagged in Olympia, Greece from 776 BC through 393 AD. That is Where and When the first ever Olympic Games was ever created. The Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece and that is Where the Olympic Games were created.

Who hosted the first ever Olympic Games?
The first country to ever host the Olympic Games was Greece. It was held on April 6th 1896 in Athens. Greece was chosen as the place to hold the first ever Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C). That is why Greece was the chosen location of where the first ever Olympic games held in and a group called “Olympic Committee (I.O.C)” were the people that will be sorting some things out and adding some sports inside the Olympic Games.

In which Year did the first Olympic started?
The first Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who presented the idea in 1894. So the man Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the first person who also created the first ever Olympic flag and that he wanted to keep the Olympic games going and to make sure that the Olympic games won’t stop until another generation of people can keep on living the dream at participating or even watching the Olympic games.

These are all the reason’s Why, When, Why the Olympic games was created in the first place and who are the people that Designed and Created the Olympic Flag so that the Olympic Games can still continue because of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, if it wasn’t for him then the Olympic Games will be over in 1912. Here are all the interesting information that I found on the internet and that the same man that designed the Olympic Flag is also the Co Founder of the Modern Olympic Games and also the man who reintroduced the Olympic Games to the World again when it got banned Years ago.

Results - Comparing the Olympic sports from now and back when it first started?
Today in the 2016 Olympic games is really different to the Olympic games that was held in Olympia, Greece. Today the Olympic games that we play this year has more sports than the ones that was played in Olympia. Back in Olympia, the men had to wear an underwear and they never wore shoes because they weren’t invented back then. Sometimes for a race in Olympia, the Men had to sometimes wear Armour and they never used timers like the way we use it today. Sometimes the players at Olympia will cheat so they can be crowed the winner of the game and the race will be named after them. 

Activity 1. - Compare 2016’s Olympic Games to the 776 BC Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece. 

Comparing the First Year of the Olympic Games to now.
Boxing, Archery, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Swimming, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Running, Horse riding, Javelin, Rugby 7’s, Sycronised Swimming, Track and Field, Canoes Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Cycling, Fencing, Handball, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Trampoline, Triathlon, Waterpolo.

776 BC - Olympia, Greece
Boxing, Wrestling, Horse riding, Pentathlon, Jumping, Discus Throw. 

The results show that 2016’s Olympic games has more sports than the one’s that was played in Olympia, Greece. Also that we had more equipment that we could wear or use to participate in the events and that the Men that participated in the 776 BC Olympic Games didn’t have that much equipment because the equipment that they needed weren’t invented back then.

This is the first ever person who designed the Olympic Flag and also who introduced the Olympic Games again once it was banned years ago. This man’s name is Baron Pierre de Coubertin and he was also the Co Founder of the modern Olympic Games. This man is known for many special things that he did Years ago and why he created the Olympic Flag.

Here is the New Olympic Flag from Rio. The Olympic Games will be held in Rio, Brazil and that people still leave the first ever Olympic Flag that was created Years ago by Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Baron is a really special man and that he is known for some amazing things that he did Years ago for the Olympic Games and also the Olympic Flag.

Here is the old Olympic Flag that was created in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Baron is a really known person around the world because he was a really special man and that he created the first ever Olympic Flag and also the Co Founder of the modern Olympic Flag.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Equivalent Fractions

Walt: Understand Equivalent Fractions.

Task: Our task was to use a piece of paper that we got from Miss Berry and fold or cut the strips of paper to find out which of the following Fractions are the same. But Miss Berry forgot about the piece's of papers, then we had to either use the tools to match the following question or we could use some images from the site to match the question so that we can answer it out.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Day 2 - Activity 1: Vinicius e Tom (Mascot of Rio)

Tom and Vinicius Video #1

Everybody is at the Beach walking along the beach carrying a little logo design that has the word (Rio 2016) and it also has some people that is drumming all the way at the front of everybody else. Little colourful things are going around the trees to make all of the Trees and Flowers grow to become big and strong. Then the little colourful things went into another big circle and the little circle disappeared. Something came out of the little circle and a little Spit of yellow sunlight shot out of the little circle onto the ground and it created a a little colourful Monkey that has the word on it's chest. The little yellow light was now spinning around the monkey and it is showing the Monkey the way through.

Bonus - Why are Girls Forbidden to Watch or Even Step Foot into the Arena?

Walt: Write a Blog Post about "Why are Girls Forbidden to Watch or Even Step Foot into the Arena.

Why do you think that girls weren't allowed to watch or even Forbidden to even watch the Men fight?, Is it a really good thing that Girls are Forbidden to enter the Arena?, is that a really fair rule for girls to not watch? I think that girls weren't allowed to enter the Arena because the men are fighting to become the winner of the Arena and that people can see who won. I also think that Girls are not allowed in the Arena and it is also a great rule because for some other Games that the Men will be Competing in and their might be blood splattered everywhere around the Arena and that the Girls will be crying so hard. I really think that this interesting rule is a really great rule because the Girls will see blood Splattered everywhere and that will not be a happy time for them.

Activity 2: Sports - Ancient Olympics (Ancient Greece)

Walt: Write another blog post about the sport that you would like to join in and just imagine that you were born in that year when Ancient Greece created that event.

The sport that I would like to join is Boxing. Back in the days of Ancient Greece, it was similar to the boxing matches that we see today however, instead of the men wearing Gloves like we wear to today's events, the men will have long stripes of leather wrapped around their hands. The reason why the men in Greece will wear a long stripe of leather that is wrapped around their hands is because back then in Ancient Greece, the Gloves that we see today was not invented at all.

Activity 1: Milo of Croton - Greece Winner (Olympia)

Walt: Write a blog post about the famous Wrestling winner "Milo of Croton" and write down 3 interesting facts about "Milo Croton.

Back in Greece, there was a man and his name was "Milo Croton" and he was a 6th Century BC Wrestler from the Magna Graecian city of Groton, who enjoyed a brilliant Wrestling career and won many Victories in the most important athletic festivals of Ancient Greece. Back in those days, whoever wins gets a little leaf put into their hands and they get to wear it so that people know that the winner has been crowned. Milo Croton was the subject of fantastic tales of strength and power, some, perhaps, based upon misinterpretations of his statues. Among other tales, he was said to have carried a bull on his shoulders and to have burst a band about his brow by simply inflating the veins of his temples.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Tree Hut Treaty Story - Making a Contract with others.

Walt: Create a Presentation about the story that you have been reading. Try and Retell the story and explain what you have been learning about.

Task: Our task was to create a Presentation to show what the story was about and the Orientation of the story. We had to try and retell the story about everything that we know and we were allowed to add in a little bit of extra's that we would like to add inside the story . The Tree Hut Treaty is all about a Treehouse that the Maori kids and the Pakeha kids have made together, one day Jack and his new friends were adding in some extra wood and they changed the tree house without their friends permission. Until then, they made a deal by making a Contract between each other and that everybody had to follow the rules.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Maori Language Week - "Akina te Reo Maori"

Walt: Create a Presentation explaining about what the Theme is for Te Reo Maori and What is Te Reo Maori about.

Task: Our task was to create our own Presentation about what Te Reo Maori is about and what the theme is for this year. Our theme for this year is "Akina te Reo Maori" and that means to "Give Maori a go" and it will also be a really great opportunity to try and give Te Reo Maori a go. It doesn't matter if you're Maori or not because it is all about giving anything that is new to you and that should at least learn 1 or more words to learn about Maori.

Te Reo Maori Pronunciation - Importance of Correcting Te Reo Maori

Walt: Write why it is really important to Pronounce Maori Words.

A boy from college was talking about people Pronouncing Te Reo Maori properly. He wanted to know why the reason is that people are pronouncing other people’s names and that they are doing the same to pronounce Maori words wrong.


I feel that it is important to learn Te Reo Maori in our age because it is important to others to know this really special language. Some of the problems in NZ is that New Zealand people are getting lazy and don’t want to learn Te Reo Maori at all, that is a really big problem for people because Te Reo Maori is a really special language for other people to try it out.

The 3 special Languages that we have in New Zealand is Maori, English and Sign Language. All of these languages are really good because we are getting really good at speaking them off by heart. But the one Language that we are slacking off is Te Reo Maori, their should be a great opportunity to learn Te Reo Maori because it is really special.

The really sad thing is that out of 4.471 Million people in NZ can’t pronounce Maori names properly and that they are saying it wrong. Only 4% of our popularity in NZ can only speak Fluent Maori and can Pronounce Maori really good.

How can we improve the numbers of speakers? The only way that we can improve the numbers of speakers and raise the level of speakers is that we should try and learn Te Reo Maori while we are still in school because it will become a great thing for Maori and that we can stop pronouncing Maori words wrong.

We at P.E.S value Te Reo Maori and we enjoy learning Maori because when we are in class, then we learn Maori all the time and that we have our own 3 amazing Maori teachers that could teach us Maori, we have our own Mihi, School Haka, School Kapa Haka, and last but not least, we have our own Himene songs that we can learn from our 3 amazing Maori Teachers.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Walt: Answer the Question correctly by using different strategies to solve the question. Once you have finished answering the questions, double check the question again to make sure that you don't have the wrong answer.
Task: Our task was to Make a copy of the Spreadsheet, then we had to answer the question correctly by using an strategies that we have been using in the past. We had to make sure that we can double check the answer so that we don't have the wrong answer.