Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Shrinkage - what's this about?

This is my Shrinkage poster and this is to the people that has been stealing. Its not fair that you go around stealing other peoples stuff. Go here to read more from Petesa.

Monday, October 22, 2018

The ART in Samoa's Traditional Tattoo

This term has kicked off with our students being exposed to 5 different types of art and artist.   Room 3 have had the privilege of studying the traditional tattoos of Samoa.  Specifically the 'Tatau' or 'Pe'a' for men and the 'Malu' for women.

Discussions around how these were viewed in the past compared to today took some interesting turns! We even got to chat about Roman Reigns and how he calls his tattoos 'tribal'.   Roman Reigns talked about the difference of the pe'a compared to the sleeves that many men wear proudly. 

A general understanding we had is that tattoo in it's many forms mean a whole range of different things for the people who have them.  Here are some reasons we came up with as to why people have tattoos.  The pe'a and malu are dawned today by people who want to serve their community.  The tattoo being a daily reminder for themselves of this.  Again this reason may only held by some not all.

1. Cultural background and connections
2. Family and ancestral connections
3. Cosmetic: it looks good!  Makes me look tough!  Intimidate.   To remember a special event or person
4. To promote a certain status a person has in their community

In our second round of rotations we are trying to re-create the different types of art ourselves.  This picture here shows Room 3 focusing on one part of the tatau or malu to draw.   One of the neat things we've learned is that the Samoan traditional tattoos are made up patterns that use only straight lines.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Immersion assemblies - why have them? Chastyti of Room 3 explains.

WALT: Review the parts of 'Explanation Writing'

It’s the start of the term and it’s time to find out what our study will be.  As usual our teacher’s are playing things down, keep things under wrap so we won’t know until our immersion assembly.   Immersion assemblies are the Pt England Way!   Let me explain to you in the next 3 paragraphs why we love having immersion assemblies.

( Thanks for the Paragraph MRS TELEA) 

Immersion Assembly at Pt England School, means showing and explaining what and why each team has pick what they are going to learn this term. Each team of teachers will have a turn showing and explain what they are going to do this term. As each team acts out there item it gets my mind hooked into this terms topic, which is ‘ Te Wā Toi’. 

Another reason why I like Immersion Assemblies is, because the excitement doesn’t just stay in one little spot it spreads around to all the student learners. So as each team of teacher act and show what they are doing for the term, everyone gets excited and is ready to start the term off strong.  

The next reason why Pt England students love Immersion Assemblies is that, we all get to see capture ideas of what each team is doing including our own team. As each team performs everyone it really hooked in and listening really well so they can get a head start on what there doing this term. 

So there you have it. The 4 reasons as to why we love having immersion assemblies to kick off every term of learning at Pt England School.  Maybe you could use this explanation to help you set up something similar in your learning community.    

Task Description: For this task we had to write and explanation about our Immersion Assemblies that we have at our school. Mrs Telea also said that it is good for us, because next week we will be doing a explanation for our writing test. 

Go here to read more from Chastyti.