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The weird zone (W1 T3)

This week we read a book called The weird zone it is a text about these kids how want to go on a camping trip with their father but the dad is being weird they then figure out that its because the mum isn’t camping with them and the dad doesn’t know how to put up a tent having a negative view on himself saying that he is not practical.

This is my response to text which is where a read a text then answer some questions about the text then put it on my blog.


Progress report

Kia ora my name is Jaxon today I will show you how I made this gif of ice melting and then the water evaporating.

The earlliest version of this ice cube was when there was a big black backdrop and words that said the lonley ice cube but then i abondon that idea.

At first I desind my ice cube in my cartoony art style but the I look at acual ice and saw they were pretty clear and so I canged the opacity of the ice besides the outline.

To make it look like its melting i just duplicated the layer and made it smaller and smaller and adding a puddle to it I made the puddle.

I added the sun and later some clouds then I added the avaporaion stage then there was a bit of steam at the end.

I made it turn into a solid to a liquid and a liquid to a gas and the atoms move faster when going into differnt phases the atoms go faster.

There is still more so stay tuned for that.

Tupiai Response to text

Polynesian Explorers

Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.


  1. When, and where was Tupaia born?


  1. a) Around 1825 in Rā‘iātea
  2. b) Around 1725 in New Zealand
  3. c) Around 1825 in New Zealand
  4. d) Around 1725 in Rā‘iātea


  1. Rā‘iātea is a part of which larger group of islands? 


  1. a) Samoa       b) Tahiti
  2. c) Rapa Nui      d) Micronesia


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. One day, more people would come – a different kind of people altogether. They would arrive on a canoe with no outrigger and would change everything: “And this land will be taken by them” Vaita said

Did this prophecy come true? Explain.

→Yes it’s said in the book On 18 June 1767, a strange vessel was

seen off the coast of Tahiti, where Tupaia now lived.


  1. Only about 20 of the painted hoe that were given to Captain Cook in 1769 by Māori survive.


  1. a) True b) False


  1. Describe the role that Tupaia had on board the Endeavour – what did he do on Captain Cook’s ship?


→He was the translator for Captain Cook 




8. Explain the four reasons why Hoe were important, and special pieces of technology for Maori.
→ they were important to the Maori culture.
→ They had spiritual importance.
→ They were important in all areas of life.
→ They were extremely well designed.

9. Tupaia (up until recently) and much more Polynesian history remains oral history (that means told by speaking). How can we ensure that this history is available to learn for future generations? Try to come up with at least 2 ways.

→ we can learn from stories in books and not forget our history.