Monday, 9 December 2013

Netbook Reflection

A netbook helps me in my learning by making it easier
to find facts and information on sites like Wikipedia and encyclopedia
plus I can go on my class site and find activities that could help me
with subjects like Reading,Maths and Writing and stuff like that.

A netbook helps me communicate with my teacher like when she sends work
to me or when I share my work with her so she can check my work and make
sure I am focusing and on the right track. Also sometimes the whole class including
the teacher brainstorm together online.

Online I have learnt stuff about transportation,history, simple mechanism,Christmas
Nelson Mandela we learnt about heat and lots of other things and stuff about other

I learnt how to upload an image,how to connect to the internet and simple things
that I use to have problems with.

I haven’t really helped anyone this year but I have helped some people that didn't know how to
do simple things that I have been told from other friends.

Digital learning has helped me by making things easier to communicate with other people
and find facts and information that I can put on my blog.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

How To Make A Burger

Purpose: How to make a Burger

Bread bun
Meat patty
Tomato Sauce
Frying Pan

1. First wash your hands thoroughly
2.Turn element on with frying pan on top and oil and patty cooking inside
3.Wait for you meat patty to be brown and moist
4.Once your meat patty is done put it on your bun
5.Next put some lettuce on top with tomato and cheese also tomato sauce or mustard if you want


Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Vege Car

School Journal
Part 3 Number 1 2007

WALT -To make connections with the text

The Vege Car is a article about a man named James nui invented a car that could run on vegetable oil and also a car that doesn't pollute the environment

Thinking beyond: Learn, Create, Share
Analysis:Do you think this is an activity you would enjoy?
Yes I do think it is an activity I would enjoy because it’s an invention that you can save the environment using a car

Evaluation:Has this text shown how important it is to save the environment? How?
Yes it has because it says in the text that it is 100% environmentally

Hands on: If you were to make your environmentally friendly transport, what would you make?
I would make motorbike that runs on soil

Friday, 1 November 2013

Less Than One Second

W.A.L.T - Comprehend a text

Less Than One Second is a article about 2 kids that compete in a slot drag car race against each other and make the car and paint it and stuff plus 2 kids that enjoy this activity.

Is it complicated to make the cars? Yes Why? Slot Drag Cars a complicated to make because they have strict rules and you have join all the parts together like metal braids have to be connected to the motor and something must be at a certain length and when you finish that you have to paint the car to make it look like it’s a real slot drag car

Do you think this is an activity you would enjoy? I think I would enjoy this  activity because I like cars and watching Transformers but I think I  might have a hard time making the car and putting the stuff together along with painting the car to make it look like a real slot drag car  

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Making a Loopy Person

Loopy Person

When I made a loopy person I started off by measuring parts of my body and wrote down how much the measurement was on my maths book and also half of the measurement.

Soon after measuring my body I got strips of paper and measured half of my body parts on the strip of paper then cut out how long half of my body parts were.

Next I coloured the body parts in and stapled the body parts together creating a Loopy person.

Monday, 2 September 2013

New Article I've Read Today

National News
Last Friday a 42 year old man named John Gillies is in jail again after being handed to another jail sentence for attacking three men,including a prison guard.He was sentenced into jail at the Wellington District Court and now stuck in there for five years and three months  

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

What Is Conduction

What Is Conduction
Conduction transfers heat or kinetic energy to one molecule to another through a substance and passes through the object.Heat can be transferred from one object to another.So conduction is to spread heat through something

Not all heat conduct through at the same speed or pace.Metal and stone are considered good conductors since it transfers heat very fast and quickly.Paper and cloth are poor conductors since they aren't as fast.(Eg) When you are mixing something hot and burning with a metal spoon the heat will be transferred through the spoon fast but if you use a wooden spoon it won’t transfer as fast as the metal spoon

If another object touches a metal object the energy conducts through the metal to the end.When hot air is locked up in an enclosed space or area the heat conducts around the space and keeps the space warm.If a metal rod is at a higher temperature the energy will conduct down the rod and the faster and quicker the speed is the high energy collides with the slower energy.You might not notice that metal is actually not freezing cold, it is really burning hot. The heat just conducts away from your hand so the heat is blowing away,causing your hand to be  cold.

Thursday, 11 July 2013


LI: To write limericks

SC: It must have 5 lines lines, the last word of the first and last line must be the same and all the last words of each line must rhyme.

Limericks are nonsensical 5 line rhymes that were made popular hundreds of years ago by Edward Lear.  

Here is an example:

There was an old person of Pisa,
Whose daughters did nothing to please her;
She dressed them in gray, and banged them all day,
Round the walls of the city of Pisa.

I was in my bed
and then I hit my head
then I felt like I was dead
but soon I woke up and found
it was a dream, and ate ice cream

I went out with no doubt
my dog smelt something
that turned out to be a belt
instead of a felt 
but I didn't shout

You got a bat better than dog
not sweeter than a cat
but I give you one warning
note don’t let sleep beside right 
next to your throat

Space is a place that you
can’t disgrace but you won’t
feel mad or bad that you have
a friend named Chad 
plus his Dad

Limericks aren't sick but sometimes
you have to pick up sticks 
but do you know
school is cool so go and learn and don’t
be a fool ,use your tools

Monday, 8 July 2013

The Matariki Ball

The Matariki Ball
On Friday our school had a ball to fund-raise for the year 7 and 8 camp and to celebrate the Maori new year of Matariki so everyone got dressed up into their cool clothes and all met in our school hall with our DJ Larry , but before we started the ball we said a prayer and then started the party with dancing a bit to dancing and singing hard out when the lights were out everyone was comfortable and enjoying the music Larry plays on the DJ it was mean music.

While people were  dancing some people went to buy some food from outside of the hall ,plus I bet people were very hungry for butter chicken because that went out fast.We had lots of delicious food too, along with butter chicken, popcorn ,chop suey rice ,some lolly bags ,sausage rolls brownies and all that other stuff.  

While we were dancing ,some people were looking for a King and Queen for the Juniors and the Seniors and to see who was the best dancer.We didn’t know who was choosing the royal people because they were blended into the crowd so it was kind of a mystery. Anyway people just danced and danced their hardest not caring about what anyone thinks. It was crazy. What was even cooler is that they turned the light off and turned the colourful  lights on which made it look kind of like a disco ball hanging from the hall turning around and round.

Sometimes I got lost in the crowd because there was so many people in the hall. there was like no way out but in the end you'll find the way out.Soon it was almost finished so we said a prayer and they announced our king and queen which was Trent and Angelina for the Junior Royalty people and for the older kids we had Tame’e and Voni.
After that announcement we had one last dance thinking of how fun the night was dancing  to the awesome music or DJ  Larry was playing

It was so crazy and awesome plus it was fun but we had to go home sadly, but man it was cool . By Tauola .M

Friday, 28 June 2013

The Stranded Island
Once upon time there was a cruel person that abandoned a dog on an Stranded Island alone by itself or was it ,the dog started to sniff a scent of a human  so followed the track and came to a cave finding a man that has been  stuck on the island  for  10 years surviving  with fruits and other things found on the Island.
Later in the week they both went out searching for food  to eat then suddenly they came across bamboo sticks and  then an idea popped up  the dog’s head then gets the bamboo stick and pulls them together then the man gets the same idea then they start building a boat using strong vines and  bamboo. They tied the bamboo together using the strong vines.Soon they got tired and both went back to sleep in the cave but before the man went to sleep he said a little prayer   and then finished and said “ Goodnight “ to the dog and the dog replying back “Woof woof”.

The next day they got up early in the morning continuing their boat finding two more long bamboo sticks and strong bark from the tree to make paddles soon they had finished but then they had to find some food to eat on the way, plus the man decided to make a spear using a knife he found in the cave near where was left  to catch some fish on the way but they cooked the fish on the beach using sticks and rocks,  the dog got to make a fire and cook the fish. Soon the went to sleep and decided to go the next day in the morning.

In the morning they woke up and  took off by pushing the boat in the water the jumping on fast with the little dog in the man’s arms holding the dog close to his side while he paddles the right way.

Now they were on there way back to where they use to live well back to their home but took time like for a week they were at sea until suddenly they heard a like a noise that got louder and louder so they were looking everywhere but nothing then they looked up saw a helicopter so the dog started barking  and the man started waving his hands and yelling out “HELP” then the man pulled out the  knife he found in the cave and reflected the sunlight onto the helicopter man then the helicopter flew down and the helicopter man said in the speaker and it’s ok I can see now put the dog in the carrier things and pull the dog up while the man climbs on the ladder and then they were both safe in the helicopter then back to civilisation in the neighborhood in Kingsland.

Later on there lives were back to normal but the dog lived with the man that helped him and the man named the dog brave for being a brave dog that helped him. Then life went on while they were safe at home

The End
By Tauola.M

Friday, 21 June 2013

Genius Jones and Fat Cat

Yellow Group - Genius Jones and Fat Cat - by Janet Pates

1.   How did Genius Jones get his name?
Genius Jones got his name from his mother because she
thought one day Genius would make her and her husband
proud of him
2. Who chose the cat’s name?
Genius Mum chose the name for him
3. Explain why the name was a good one when she was a kitten.
The name of Fat Cat suited her when she was little was because Fat Cat was
a big chubby fluff ball
4. How did the rain freeze into icy needles?
It says this winter was so cold the rain froze into icicles   
5. Why did the mice move indoors?
Mice moved indoors to be warm instead of outside in the cold winter
6. Explain why the cat was compared to a lean mean killing machine.
The cat was compared to lean mean killing machine because she was pretty good at catching mice but never ate any
7. Why did Mum scream in the kitchen?
Mum screamed in the kitchen because there were mice everywhere
8. What did Genius eat when he came home starving?
Genius came home eating sausage tomato sauce and bread
9. What did Fat cat drop near his feet after he finished his snack?
Fat Cat dropped a mouse in front of his feet
10. Explain what might have made the cat finally eat a mouse.
The cat started to eat mice once Genius put tomato sauce on it
11. What new invention did Genius decide to create for the cat?
Genius made a tomato sauce machine that would squirt tomato on a mouse with just a press of a button
12. Explain why Mum said ‘that one should never underestimate the power of a name.’
The Mum said that because she thought  that Genius would do something for her that would make her proud of him and it happened plus When Fat Cat was little she was fat
but as she got older she got skinny until Genius made a tomato sauce machine that squirted tomato sauce on mice neatly which made Fat Cat eat it and get fat again

what you think it means
dictionary definition
To spread something on another thing messily
To serve food thickly covered with sauce
To just like drop like water and splat
A splash of liquid
To squeeze something with a liquid coming out fast
To force or to be forced out of a narrow opening
A soft piece of something
A soft light substance
It is to be like kind of fat
To be plump and round
A simple mechanism
To prise or move an object with a lever

Select any four of the above words and use them in complex sentences of your own. (Remember that it must have an adjective, speech and a verb - example  When clumsy Sione dropped the heavy bowl full of vanilla custard it splattered all over the clean floor and cracked into several pieces, “oh no!” he yelled.)

Unscramble these words:

shedis ….......dishes..........................

acinemh …........machine..........................

ntutob …..........button........................

rpweo ….......power..........................

tqusri ….....squirt............................

mohtseerd …..smothered..............................

 I have done an activity on this book called Genius Jones and Fat Cat which is about a little boy named Genius Jones who creates a machine that squirts tomato sauce out on a dead mouse that Fat Cat eats and he also makes his parents proud that he made there lives a little bit easier by making that machine.

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WALT write a recipe
Success Criteria:
My recipe will have a title
It will have a list of ingredients and equipment needed
It will have the steps to prepare my dish in order. Each step will start with a ‘bossy’ (imperative) verb
It will have a conclusion
It will have pictures to show how to make the dish

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Ingredients:craft knife scissors cardboard pencil paint roller cardboard base glue
1.Draw pictures of stuff and things on a cardboard
2.Then after you have finished your drawing cut it out
3.Glue your drawings that you cut out onto another cardboard
4.Once you have finished sticking your drawings down you get some paint and roll
it on the card board
5.Now let it dry for a while

Conclusion: You are done!