May 16, 2016
by msnathan

Mahi Kāinga: Week 3 – 4, Due Monday May 23rd May


Here are the guidelines and options for this weeks mahi kāinga! You can choose one or more of the following challenges.

Recipe Tester

Treat yo self (or someone else) by choosing and making a delicious recipe! Here’s what I’d like you to do…

  • Choose a recipe that you love or find a new one that looks good, either online or in a recipe book.
  • Innovate on your recipe. Add new flavours, substitute ingredients, change some ingredient amounts but not others, dip it in chocolate, liquify it, do a mash up of two different recipes. Post this new recipe on your blog with photos and comments on how it turned out.


Get something or learn something new

  • First, pick a thing. It could be a thing that you already know how to do or something totally new. It does need to be something that can be measured in someway. Some examples are: juggling, running, saying the alphabet in a new language, drawing, making the perfect cupcake, origami, perfecting a photoshop edit.
  • Write a blog post explaining what your thing is and how often you are going to do it to get better at it (daily, every second day, three times a week, etc).
  • Document evidence of you doing the thing and your results. Post this on your blog either throughout the week or as a round up post at the end.

100 Word Challenge

Have a go at this weeks 100 Word Challenge. You can find the prompt here. Remember to write your piece of writing on to your blog and proof read your work before posting. Once you have written it, login to the 100WC site with the details I have emailed you and submit your writing!

Weekly Quiz

If you’d like to do the Weekly Quiz for your homework this week, see me for a handout 🙂

March 8, 2015
by msnathan

Homework Week 5-6: Due Friday 13th March


Oops, I almost forgot to post this weeks homework! This week I would like you to take part in the 100 Word Challenge (we’ll go this in class on Monday) and pick a couple of this weeks Student Blogging Challenge activities. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the post to let people know you have completed some of the activities for the week.

You will also need to complete your Maths Mate homework and reading log for this week. Remember, your homework is not optional and the expectation at Year 7 & 8 is that it is completed on time.

October 17, 2014
by msnathan

Homework Week 1-2: Due Thursday 23rd October



Maths: Khan Academy

– I will make recommendations for each of you, setting the due date for next Thursday. Aim to do about 15min a day (or equivalent) on this, you can practice things more than once to master them.

Literacy: 100WC

– On Sunday or Monday our time the next 100 word challenge will be released. Your homework for this week is to write and submit a story for this. Find the new prompt here (it will be Week#8 as it is based on the northern hemisphere school year). Remember, it can be a good idea to read what others have written before, either for this prompt or other ones, to get an idea of what people are writing and perhaps some inspiration.

– Choose three stories to leave feedback on via a comment. These stories should be by students not in our class and you will find a list of them on the post with the most recent prompt. Remember to be kind, specific and helpful with your feedback and if you like, use the rosebud model to do this.

– Once you’re done, leave a comment on this post with a link to your story and a link to the three stories you left feedback for. Of course, you can comment on each others work also if you like!

October 13, 2014
by msnathan

100 Word Challenge term we are going to be taking part in the weekly 100 word story writing challenge! Each week there’ll be a prompt to write about on our blogs and share with other students taking part around the world. Here’s the prompt for the first one!

Leave a link to your story in the comments when you’re done!

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