Thursday, 1 December 2016

Science Investigating

Science Investigation
Fair Testing
Fill out the following table to help you explain the Growing in the dark: Plants and light experiment

Aim - what are you trying to find out?
If Plants need light to grow/ If they don’t!
Hypothesis - what do you think your results will be?
I think they will need light to grow, due to the possibilities of the plant dying without contact to the light outdoors and indoors.
Independent Variable - what variable will you change?
I would change the difference between how much light each plant receives,
Dependent Variable - what variable will you measure?
Height between each independent plant, before the experiment starts and when the experiment ends.
Controlled Variable - what variables will you keep the same?
I would keep the same amount of seeds and soil and water the same just to give each plant a good chance to grow,

The students of Room 4 wanted to find out what colour of bird feeders birds preferred. Fill our the table below thinking of which variables you would make independent, dependent and controlled.

Aim - what are you trying to find out?
Room 4 and I am trying to find out which colour of bird feeders birds prefer,  
Hypothesis - what do you think your results will be?
I think birds prefer brown bird feeders. Because more brown bird feeders are made then any other colour.
Independent Variable - what variable will you change?
I would change the colour and design of the bird feeder, making this experiment a close fair test.
Dependent Variable - what variable will you measure?
I would measure the height and length of the bird feeder in the beginning of the experiment and in the end.  
Controlled Variable - what variables will you keep the same?
Type of food and the size this will give it a good opportunity to become a fair test.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Discussion Doc

Give three examples of each state of matter?
A rock
A ball
Soda bubbles

What’s the difference between the three states of matter?
Solids have tight molecules which means they can only change of they are cut or broken by force.
Liquids move, flow and they take shape of whatever their poured into. Example: Cup, bottle, Molds, Bucket,
Gases are air-like fluids which expands to fill any space available, You can only see a very small amount of gases.

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you learned from this reading.
One thing I have learnt is the main differences between a solid, liquid and gas how it is formed and some things they have in common. Another thing I have learnt is how to tell if an object is a liquid, solid or gas. Another is I now have more information about how the three states of matter are created and how they can be destroyed.

Fast Rust Task

Walt: Synthesise information from multiple sources.
Work on this Doc together with a partner.

What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.

  • Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)
When Oxygen from the air mixes with water, the iron surface reacts with the oxygen mixed into the water, forming iron oxide. Iron oxide reacts with the water. It forms hydrated iron oxide - red stuff we call (rust). It continues until the iron is gone. Only metals with iron in them can rust.

  • How could you prevent something from rusting?
If you want to protect iron from getting rusted things like oil and paint can help. Oil creates a surface that will stop any oxygen from getting in.  You could also use layers of paint to stop water from getting into the cracks and to slow down the process of rusting.

  • Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
I have learnt that rusting doesn’t just occur due to how old the iron is,  but due to the oxygen that surrounds the iron. I’ve also learnt how the process of rusting starts and what can help to prevent rusting from happening. Another thing I have learnt from this text is the main 3 things that make rust, Iron, Oxygen and water.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Ratio Presentation

My presentation shows the audience what I know about Ratios. I learnt how to simplify Ratios and more. Find out how I went through this presentation. 

Thinkboard T3 Week 7

For this thinkboard I learnt how to solve decimal problems using Place Value Partitioning. 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Olympic Objects

Sammy Jay

This is a narrative I wrote myself about a boy named Sammy Jay, he competed in the men's gymnastics for the Olympics. Find out about Sammy and the trouble he went through while competing. This is my presentation and if you don't want to read the presentation I have written it down below.  

Training! The Olympics was starting in one day. Sleeping was all Sammy could think of. Sammy was from France and he competed in the men’s Gymnastics competition. He’d been training for four years for this moment and he was sure to receive a medal. He only ever ate vegetables and rice this kept him thin and healthy. Gymnastics was one of Sammy’s personal hobbies. When he was bored he would always think of Gymnastics it kept him happy for most of the time. Sammy was on a plane on his way to Rio he was nervous as this was his first time on a plane.

Sammy arrived in Rio at 10 o’clock at night. He managed to get some rest in the 3 hour plane trip to Rio. As soon as he got to Rio he trained and trained and trained all night until his feet couldn’t handle it. When Sammy finished training he left to his hotel and waited until the morning came. Sammy was exited. He checked the list for the competitors and found that he was last. Sammy was in relief. He trained and trained all day non stop hoping that this would make his chance of winning the gold medal bigger. He was done training so he walked out of the practice room and sat near all the other contestants.

Sammy started to feel butterflies in his stomach as he watched all the other contestants. He was just about to go grab his water bottle when he heard over the speaker “ Sammy  please report to the starting position”. Waiting there the butterflies got worse a timer went up and in 3 seconds Sammy had to start. Three, two, one Sammy jumped and while in the air slipped his arm twisted and he fell to the ground. Sammy landed on his arm and was is a lot of pain. Everyone gathered around Sammy and watched as he layed there on the floor. Everyone watched as the paramedics rushed to Sammy.

Sammy got up and continued. The crowd watched in shock as Sammy stood up to take another flip. He knew that if he failed this jump it would make him look like a complete failure. Silence filled  the crowd as Sammy walked to the beam. He waited till the timer went off and when it did Sammy triple flipped in the air and with perfect timing he landed. He smiled and everyone in the crowd shouted and cheered. After the competition Sammy was rewarded with a medal for being brave.  He was grateful and cherished his reward hoping that next time he would earn the gold medal.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Sammy's Luck

Sammy was just another ordinary boy. He wasn’t the shortest nor the tallest as he was of medium height. Sammy had very short hair and had eyes as blue as the ocean. His friend Stan on the other hand was quite different to Sammy. He was so short that it was hard for Sammy or others to even notice he was there sometimes. He had a huge black afro and eyexs that were as dark as the night sky. Stan loved to eat chocolate and other delicious sweets too.

Sadly, Sammy was very poor and lived with his mum in a treehouse that they had built before Sammy’s dad went to war. Stanley lived in a giant mansion with his parents. Sammy would always pray at night wishing that God would bless him with a miracle, and that day soon came.

Every morning when Sammy awoke to go to school he would stand outside on their treehouse ladder sniffing the air. A delightful scent of chocolate drifted up through his nose and it made Sammy dribble. Sammy only ever received a chocolate bar every two years for Christmas and this year it was time. The factory belonged to Mr Monka. Sadly his factory was never open to other people beside workers. It had been closed due to robbers stealing Monka’s recipes. While walking to school Sammy spotted a magazine on one of the chocolate factory's walls. A message with large font that was bright red and bold.

The message said ‘I will be opening my factory again. Simply buy one of my Monka’s chocolates. I have numbered each and everyone of these chocolates and the lucky person to get that number will receive a prize beyond all thoughts’.

Sammy was very excited, his eyes widened and he ran back home to tell his family the news. It was all over the news, on papers and magazines. Sammy pushed the door open and gave the news to his family. His family were shocked and surprised to here such great news but Sammy knew he wouldn’t be the lucky person to win that prize. Sammy was upset he knew he wouldn’t receive a chocolate bar his family was just too poor.

Sammy was always receiving certificates from school to reward him for his finished work. He had piles and piles of certificates sitting on top of his treehouse. He was a good boy and he never had overdue homework. Sammy’s teacher Mrs Locklord had just announced to her class a competition the she was hosting. The competition was this, whoever completes their homework tasks first will go in the draw to win a delicious chocolate bar. Sammy knew he had a chance now. He ran home as fast as he could and quickly grabbed his homework. Within two hours Sammy was done.

The next day Sammy woke up earlier than usual to double check his work. He quickly ran to school and gave his homework to his teacher Mrs Locklord. When the school bell finally rang Sammy quickly started racing down the hall towards his class. Mrs Locklord was writing the names of the students in her class that had returned their homework. There weren’t many names so Sammy was quite excited.

Mrs Locklord settled the class down and announced to the class that the first name to be pulled out would win the prize. She placed all the names into a cardboard box. After shaking the box for a while Mrs Locklord asked one of the students to pick out a name. With a loud voice the student shouted “Sammy!” Sammy was shocked and quickly ran to the front of the class to receive his prize (the chocolate bar). “I can’t believe it” said Sammy. With no patience Sammy quickly ripped the paper off revealing the number 26. Mr Monka was going to announce the number on the local news and Sammy was sure that he was going to watch it.

After school Sammy ran home just in time so that he could watch the local news. Mr Monka’s advertiser had just started so Sammy sat in the middle of their treehouse and just then Mr Monka announced what his secret number was 26. “Oh Sammy!” shouted his mum. Sammy along with his mum started dancing around their treehouse.

They then stopped and listened to the instructions the Mr Monka said next. Then they ran as fast as they could to Mr Monka’s factory and one of his workers let them in. Sammy and his mum were sent into his private office that was made fully of candy. Mr Monka congratulated them for winning. He then asked them a question that was going to completely change their lives. “Would you like to help me run my factory?”. Sammy and his mother couldn’t believe the words that had just come out of his mouth but after a while said yes. They never returned to their tree house ever again.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Little Anais - Narrative Writing

This is a story about Little Anais and about how one day changed her entire life. She was short and had blue eyes that always caught people's attention. She had a brother the had been born premature and Happily skipping through the street was little blue eyed Anais, not a sound to be heard nor a movement to be seen.

She had woken up early this morning and it was for a good reason. While skipping through the street Anais caught the attention of vintage looking mirror that looked exactly like the mirror her grandmother owned. It was white and had glass roses on it with a white lace that hung over the mirror when un pegged. Sure that it was exactly the same Anais ran to the store door. Tiptoeing a bit she quickly turned the knob and within seconds the door was open. A loud creaking sound filled the room and then with silence Anais walked slowly towards the mirror.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Goodbye Miss Stuhlman

For the past 5 weeks Room 3 have had a student teacher Miss Stuhlman in our class. Today is the last day that she will be in our class before returning to university to finish off teaching. Room 3 and I will really miss her, her chocolates every Friday and her smile too. One thing I will miss is being called "Favourite student" Yes that's right to Miss Stuhlman I was know as her favourite student. She will be missed and Room 3 and the Team 5 block wish her the best for the future. Goodbye Miss Stuhlman!! 
😧😧 😧😧

Friday, 27 May 2016

Logo Design

Wondering what this is, It's a logo I made to represent my house colour Hine Moana. This terms focus is art and In our team 5 block we are rotating around every class trying new types of art. 

My pattern represents Hope and growth, it's not very detailed but I tried my best. I put patterns in from places and things that represented my house colour. 

Hope you like it.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Wool & Nail Art

Wool & Nail art, the year 7's and 8's are focusing on art this term. We rotate around our space trying different activities, today I tried Wool & Nail art in Mr Wisemen's class. 

How we did this - We used a stencil that looked like a star and with 11 nails we nailed down the edges and from then on we tried to make our own shapes. If you can't guess what we made it's a sad face. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

My Advice Blog

History of the Waka

History of the Waka, this is a presentation about how pacific navigators made their way around in their waka without a compass. They used smart ways like using the stars or clouds or even the birds too. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

World War 1 Connections

Connections with War For this task we had to make connections between stories in a journal that we we're reading about World War 1. I have linked this photo so that anyone who clicks the picture will end up with a video of me and my partner talking about our connections, Hope you enjoy listening to my video about World War 1.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Immersion Assembly 2016

Term 2 has just started and to start off this term we always have a special Immersion assembly, all the teachers dress up in costumes to show what their team will be learning about. This term’s topic is “as I see it”. It’s all about art and all of the school Team 1, Team 2, Team 3, Team 4 and Team 5 are working on different types of art.

The focus for Team 1 is “My favourite things”. Team 2’s focus for this term is all the seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Team 3 are learning about building and they actually based their movie and item for Immersion Assembly on a actual program that comes on t.v Grand designs. Team 4 focused their art on comics and making their own superheroes. Lastly Team 5, we are focusing on ancestors and the four waka Hikianalia, Hinemoana, Hokule’a and Te Aurere.

I really liked the Team 3 idea, building, fixing and designing. I really like their idea because you can really go crazy with what you build. I also like their idea because one day I could turn out to be a great builder and maybe I could even build my own dream house. You could make anything that comes to your mind build a house, shelter, shop or even a school.

Team 5 are just learning about art and colours, I do like our topic because one day I might decide to become an artist like Vincent Van gogh, or Picasso. I am really looking forward to this year.  I can’t wait to find out what we'll be doing  this year and I’m also looking forward to learning about more types of art.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Little Helper

Family Outings

What I have learnt this Holiday

I have learnt a huge amount of things about kindness this school holidays. I've learnt to use my manners and even when to use them. Before the school holidays started I was just an ordinary kid but now i’m like a kindness superhero. Being kind doesn’t apply to everyone but it’s just the right thing to do.


Today is the last day of the school holidays, I have been blogging since the first day of the holidays and I have missed some days. All my posts have been about Kindness, helping and simple acts of kindness. Kindness can be a quality of being a good friend towards others and putting yourself into other people’s shoes, by respecting their wishes in life.


I have had a great holiday and I hope that you have too. Spending time with family, friends and having fun with them. I bet we all would rather stay home for another 2 weeks but I think going back to school will be fun, what i’m looking forward to is seeing all my friends and my teachers.


Book Review - Best book day ever (so far)

Book Review - The Witches

Smile More

Friday, 29 April 2016

Kindness Overload

  1. Compliment someone in a encouraging way, 
  2. Praying for people in need, 
  3. Helping to clean up someone else's mess,
  4. Donating money or time, 
  5. Holding the door open,
  6. Leaving gifts for someone random,
  7. Lend an elderly person a hand,
  8. Thank services like the fire department, police, etc,
  9. Let someone into traffic who looks like their in a rush, 
  10. Cheering up loved ones, 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

My Kindness Story

My Kindness story starts by a simple act of kindness, helping my grandpa in hospital, 
massaging his legs and arms keeping him company and enjoying time with him and family members. My grandpa has been in hospital for quite some time and in the holiday's we've visited him nearly every single day.