Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Summer Learning Journing / Day 2 - Week 2 - Activity 2,

For this activty I had to choose if it was fair or unfair for women to vote. I choose to make it fair so everyone gets a chances to vote.
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I think it is fair for womens to vote because its their own choice and they can do what ever they want. If womens dont want to vote they dont vote. If they do they can vote. Women are the boss of there self the govenment or whoever made them not vote is the boss of the voting graph.

Summer Learning Journing / Day 1 - Week 2 - Activity 1,

St Patricks Cathedral
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Name of Cathedral: St Patricks Cathedral
Where the Cathedral is Located: 43 Wyndham St, Auckalnd, 1010
When it was built: August 15 1858
How long did it take to build: 150 years

For this activty I had to pick a Cathedral/Church. I choose to do St Patricks Cathedral because I found it easy to work on. I have put some ideas of when it was built and how long it took to build.

Summer Learning Journing / Day 5 - week 1 - Bonus Activity

  1. How did you become a boxer?
  2. How do you feel when you get puched?
  3. Who inspired you to become a boxer?
  4. Why did you become a boxer?

Form this actvity I had to write 4 questions I whould ask Bill kini. Above shows the questions I whould ask him. Bill kini is a boxer and he is also a heavyweight.

Summer Learning Journing / Day 5 - Week 1 - Activity 2

For this activty I had to find three fun things to do if I was a vistor in Waitangi. I choose 3 things below.

1. Coastal Kayakers
2. Bay of islands parasail
3. Bungy Jump

This is the list I whould like to try if I was a vistor in Waitangi. These are the things I havent tried.

Summer Learning Journing / Day 5 - Week 1 - Activity 1


  1. Nau mai ki Aotearoa - Welcome to New Zealand
  2. ____ is my name - Ko toku ingoa
  3. What is your name? - He aha to ingoa?
  4. He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro - I like to play Rugby
  5. Where do you come from? - No hea koe?

For this activty I had to translate the 5 phrases from moari to english or english to moari. I used google Translate to translate the words above. This was easy because I have to copy and paste the words into the translate box

Summer Learning Journing / Day 4 - Week 1 - Bonus Activity

Ranking 3# Te Puku o Te Ika

1# I give this my first rate because I like how they moved forward and started to sing as hard.

2# I give this a second rate because of how the singing and there dance moves.

3# I give this my third rate because they didt do much but I really like how they singed for there grandpa or dad.

For this activty because I liked how I got to pick the rating and I really like seeing these moari dance.

Summer Learning Journing / Day 4 - Week 1 - Activty 2

The Game I choose was Poi Rakau. The purpuse of this game was to stop the stick falling from the ground. The rules were to not stuck the stick in the grass (if you are on grass) and each time you have to take a step back to make it harder. Make sure there is a coach. The coach has to call (matou so the players go right) (Maui so the players go left). If your going to a stick and it falls your out.

For this actvity I had to choose a moari game that was listed in the list. I picked to choose Poi Rakau because this looks fun and intresting. I whould like to play this one day with my freinds and famliy
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Summer Learning Journing / Day 4 - Week 1 - Activty 1

For this activity, we had to choose our own Waiata songs. I picked Purea Nei because we sing this song in assembly and in class with our moari teacher. This song is about the wind, rain, and sun which they have there own job cleaning, drying and washing

Summer Learning Journing / Day 3 - Week 1 -Bonus Activity

For this activity, I had to choose 3 people around me and ask them what their favorite things they like doing in the summertime. The three people I picked were Javeylor, Jaydon, and Hosea. They really like playing outdoor games.

Javeylor - Cousin
Go to the beach
Go to the pools

Jaydon - Twin Brother
Spend time with family
Playing outdoor games

Hosea - Younger Brother
Playing with friends
Playing video games

Summer Learning Journing / Day 3 - week 1 - Activity 2

Ko Maunga Poneke te maunga - The mountain that I affiliate to is Mount Welliongton
Ko Tamaki River te awa - The river that I affiliate to is Tamaki River
Ko Niue ahau - I am from Niue
Ko Tupehou rāua ko Talio ōku mātua - My parents are Tupehou and Talio
Ko Joshua tōku ingoa. - My name is Joshua

For this activity, I have been learning new Maori words. I have been creating a pepeha. Above this blurb shows all about me and where I am from. This was a cool activity because I had to describe my suburb and my family

Summer Learning Journing / Day 3 - Week 1 - Activity 1

For this activity, I had to make an opinion If I wanted to have a large family or not. I pick to not have a large because of the clothes and food.

Having a large family is a bit strange for me. I would not have a large family because there wont be enough room for kids to sleep in. Parents also by Shoes, Clothes and food for family members. It would also be nosing and Loud for people to sleep or pray.
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Summer Learning Journing / Day 2 - Week 1 - Bonus Activity

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For this activity, I had to pick my favorite food/meal. The food I picked was butter chicken because I love the chicken they put in the soup. I also the butter chicken with rice. This food is an Indian food.

Summer Learning Journing / Day 2 - Week 1 - Activity 2

For this activity I had to pick what my dream job is going to be. I picked to be a T.V show Presenter so I can meet famous singers and actor. I also like to play other games with other people.

Summer Learning Journing / Day 2 - Week 1 - Activity 1

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The difference between my house and the wharepuni is that we have bedrooms and they don't.
the wharepuni has no furniture such as kitchen, cupboards, and stairs.


There both a house where it's a warm place to live in.
They both have colored house

For this activity, I had to make the differences and similarities between my house and the wharepuni. I have put some of the things that wharepuni don't have inside there house

Summer Learning Journing / Day 1 - Week 1 - Bonus Activity

My opinion is yes because I would like to try a waka and I would like to attend this race to excision my body and try and be fit.

For this Activity, I had to watch a Video (
of other people doing the Waka Ama Race. Above shows what my opinion and why I would like to join the My opinion is yes because I would like to try a waka and I would like to attend this race to excision my body and try and be fit.

For this Activity, I had to watch a Video (
of other people doing the Waka Ama Race. Above shows what my opinion and why I would like to join the Waka Ama race

Summer Learning Journing / Day 1 - Week 1 - Activity 2,

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Today for this activity I was traveling to New Zealand with this big waka. I had to write a short letter to a friend telling them about my voyage to New Zealand. Here is a letter to my friend Javeylor.

Hi Javeylor,
I just want to say that, I am traveling to New Zealand as known as NZ. I'm really nervous but I can't wait for their trees and how the weather goes. This vocation is going to be awesome. How do you feel if you were moving to the county to county? If it was me I would be scared because I really don't like seeing fish moving around me so much.

Your friend Joshua

Summer Learning Journing / Day 1 - Week 1 - Activity 1

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For this activity, we wrote three interesting facts about Maui and the giant fish. This was really interesting because this is my first time reading and learning about Maui and the giant fish.  The books I have read about Maui is:

How Maui slowed the sun
How Maui brought fire to the world
Maui and the other Maori Legends

1. Every time when his brothers come back from fishing, he would always ask if you could come fishing next time.

2. His brothers would make excuses for why he shouldn't come fishing.

3. Maui had caught a  big fish after the brothers had stopped laughing

Monday, 11 December 2017

Student leaders speech

Hello, my name is Joshua, and I am running for the head boy, because I know that I will do well leading the school. My first point is I am able to talk to people and able to share my learning with other people. I can carry out duties if teachers ask me to do something. I am a confident student and I always complete work. I would also like to achieve good goals for 2018. I completed some of my CARE AWARDS. Next year I would like to complete all of my CARE Awards. I can respect teachers by using good and polite manners. On my blog, I have 440 post which means I post work on my blog for other people to look at.  I think I can be a good role model to other people around me. Please vote for me.

Today I nominated my self to be a head boy. Everyone that wrote a script presented thier speechs. This week everyone that wrote a srript presented their speechs in front of Learning space 2. I was a bit neroves but I tryed my hardest to share what I wrote on to the script. 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Coordinates - Maths

Today Learning space 2 were foucising on coordinates. We were handed 2 papers that had a picture that we have to finish off and the other paper had numbers that we had to copy. This was a bit hard because we  had to conjoin the dots together.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Google logo - Scratch game

Today I played a scratch game that came up as the google logo. This logo was Celebrating 50 years of kids coding. In this game there were 6 levels to pass. I had to move the rabbit along to cacth all of the carrots.

Hazel - Summer Learning Journey

On Friday Hazel from the Auckland Univrsitey came in to talk to us about Joining the Summer Learning Journing. Summer Learning Journey is when you blog your activity you did durning the Summer Learning Journing. This year I am taking part in the blogging challenge. I think this will be hard because our Panmure Bridge Year 8 will win.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Tech - Tamaki College - Social Study - Cooking

On Friday for tech we had our last rotation for 2017. With Mrs Heka we first made Choclate logs then we rolled it up with the cooking paper. The following week (1/12/2017) we then made our cream filling. The ingredents to the cream filling the cream with milk and icing sugaur. Then we made a chocolate icying with chcochlate, cream with coco powder and milk. After we decorated our chocholate log with white chochlates, red cherrys and chochlate sprikles. At the end we all enjoyed eating our chocolate log.

After tech Mrs. Kirkpatrick put us into three groups for our next rotation. The groups were Social Science, P.E and Robotics. The group I was put in was Social Science with Mrs. Apelu. With Mrs Apelu we first had a partner to work with, my partner was Freeman. We also had the Year 12's from Tamaki College helping us finish our work. We played a game called Pursued. This game was about google earth. If a place comes up we had to find what city it was from for example one of the city's was panama. After we did an activty, we had to help Mrs. Anderson plan her next hoilday trip. 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Maths solving

Today Fatongia and I were solving a maths problem. We had to find out the startegy we whould use. Then we had to talk to our maths group what we did to solve the problem. Then we made a screencastify showing what we did and how we solve the problem.

Eagle Helicopter

On Thursday, Panmure Bridge School had a vist from the Poilce helicopter. When the police helicopter landed it was very lound and some of the grass and dirt was flying. This was part as our community inquiry topic. They talked about what they do in thier job. It was  really exicted because we went around the helicopter twice and we saw lots of excting things that was inside the helicopter. We also had a vist from a trained police dog (Kahu/Kaho).

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Fire Station trip

This term for our inquriy topic we are learning about our commuinty. Learning space 2 went to the fire station. We first heard from the firefighters (bob - manger). Then the firefighters talked about why having smoke alarms in our houses. Then we went and explore the fire enginge and seeing what was inside the truck. After the firefighters showed us how they whould take the roof off using ther tools.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Manaikalani Film Festival

Yesterday the Manaiakalani cluster went to Sylvia Park for the 10th annual film festival. There were 110 movies that other schools made. During the film festival Learning Space 2 were late for the first session. So then we watched the 2nd session of the movie. Panmure Bridge School (LS2) were watching the Pt England and Tamaki primary present thier movies. This was an amazing time at the Manaiakalani Film festival.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Jaguar adaptation

Today as a class Learning space 2 were learning about adaptation. We first had to find out an animal that starts with our names. I choose to do a Jaguar because at the first of the letter of Jaguars it starts with the letter J. We had to find out the adapation of our animal we picked. This animal is the third largest after a lion and a tiger. Above this blurb it shows the habbit and the diet of the Jaguar

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Batminton with Kevin

Today for Kiwisports we had our second lesson for Badminton with Kevin. At Badminton we learnt different skills. We first played a game called Octopus. Then we were practising how to juggle with the Shuttlecock and the Racket. The juggling was a bit hard because I couldn't hit the shuttlecock. After we had to hit the Shuttlecock using our forehand and backhand. This was difficult because the shuttle went everywhere and I got mixed up. The partner I was with was Jorja. One person had to use their index finger and their thumb to throw the shuttle to their partner who had to hit it back to them. Afterwards we got into partners to have a rally.

How Children Learn at School - Explanation writing

How Children Learn at School

Do you remember when you were a child and copying your friends or teacher by observing, you asked questions because you are curious, and took risks in school to learn? Learning is having courage to ask questions, so that you are able to make connections with your what you are talking about. Learning is important since you are growing your knowledge.

Children are good observers, they are able to watch and learn new skills. By watching, they are increasing the amount of knowledge they have. Children look up to role models so they can see new ways that they could learn.

Children ask questions because they are eager to learn more. Children are interested in a topic, so they try to understand it more and so they ask for help from their classmates or teachers, to make connections with their learning.

Children take risks so they understand what they’re learning about, some of the risks are things like; asking questions, and asking students for help. Since they ask other people, they are looking at different perspectives which will help them explore different ideas.

Many people have different learning styles, some watch videos, some read, some people ask their elderlies like the teacher. To find your learning style, you have to find a way which makes you comfortable, like watching videos makes people comfortable because people are talking to you, with their opinions. You have to find something that makes sense to you. You could read, or even simply ask questions. Your learning style will help you understand, but everyone has different learning styles.

Today Learning space 2 were practising writing an explaination for our writing test. We had our own writing buddys, my writing buddys were Nazella and Hajera. Our topic was about "How Children Learn at school". Then we had to work with anothor group, we were working with Jericho and Christopher. They had to read our explaintion and we had to read thier explaintion. They gave us feedback and feedforward.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Screencastify - Finding the answer for 21 x 15

Today Learning Space 2 were learning to use Screencastify with Mrs Grant. We made a recording about the maths learning we have done, we also wrote a script to read off. This shows my thinking about what I did to solve this maths problem.  

Thursday, 19 October 2017

How the camel has adapted to surviving in the desert.

Camels live in deserts, which are hot and dry places. Camels have adapted to these conditions which means they are surviving without struggling.

To help them walk on the hot sand camels have special pads on their feet. They have also got webbed feet so that they can walk easily on the sand.

Camels have a hump. This is full of fat which helps them have energy when they can't find food. They have fur on their hump. This helps them keep cool in the day and warm in the night.

They have thick lips so they don't get hurt by sharp points when they eat bones, thorns and cactus plants.

Camels can drink about 46 litres of water in one session. Did you know that camels can live without water for 30 days? This is because they don't lose water by sweating in the heat.

The camel has double eyelashes, slits in their nostrils and fur in their ears so they are protected from the sand in a sand storm.

Camels have adapted and changed over time so they can survive in the hot, sandy desert.

The people in our community

I used Tagul to create this word cloud that shows who the people are in our local community. A community is a group of people who live in the same place(e.g:Panmure), or have a common connection(eg:Niuean community)

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

P.B.S Holiday blogging challenge Day 5 - Bonus activity

For this last bonus activity for the P.B.S Holiday blogging challenge we had to make a venn diagram using google drawings. We had to find out what were different about the New Zealand harbour bridge (Auckland) and the Australia harbour bridge (Sydeny) and in the middle we had to list what were the same about Auckland and Sydney harbour bridges.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Table conga

Today I choose to play a timetable game called table conga. This game helped me learn my 6 time tables. I need to practise my time table to 6 because I think this was too hard to do. This was a bit challenging because I need to get the number before the X gets me.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Day 5 activity 2 - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

Cost -
Adult- $165
Child - $135
NZ Student - 135

Requirements -
Age - Minimum 10 Years old. Children 14 and under.
Weight - Between 35kg to 150kg
Duration - Allow 2 hours.
Clothing -  Footwear
For this activity we had to use our smart searching skills and find out how much it cost and find out the requirements. I find the answers on this site (Click here)

Day 5 Activity 1 - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

This is our last day for the PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge. For this activity we made a DLO about the Auckland Harbor Bridge. This DLO shows the facts I made for the PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Day 3 Bonus Activity PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

For this activity I had to find out how much is the tickets and what time does it open and close. I choose to do this on a slideshow.

Day 3 Activity 2 - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

For this activity we were making a DLO about our inforgraphic. We had to look for a Kelly tarlton's sea creature to make our inforgraphic. I picked the stingray because this will help me learn about stingrays. This DLO shows what I learnt about Stingrays.

Day 3 Day 1 - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

For this activity we had to find out how much would it cost for me and my family to go to Kelly Tarlton . This DLO shows how much it would cost to go to Kelly Tarlton.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Day 2 Bonus activity - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

For this bonus activity I had to choose 1 activity from the sky city. I choose to do Bungee Jump because It looks fun to do. I also had to find out how much it would cost to go. This poster shows what I learnt and shows my learning.

Day 2 Activty 2 - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

For this activity we had to create a new Mascot for the Sky City to help out while Scotty is on holiday. This is my mascot I made while scotty is away.

Day 2 Activity 1 - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

For this activity I had to list 5 facts about the Auckland sky tower. I went on the sky city website to find out 5 facts about the Auckland sky tower.This shows what I learnt about the sky city in Auckland.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Day 1 Bonus Activity - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

For this activity I had to watch a video and choose a ride and explain why I would recommend that ride to a a friend the friend I choose was Eric. After watching that video I had to describe how I would I feel on the ride I picked the fear fall and I wrote a 25 word summary about what I would feel.

Day 1 Activity 2 - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

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Photo by trip advisor 
public Domain.

For this activity I had to find out what is the maximum height for a stratosfear at Rainbow's End. I went on this site to find out more about stratosfear. The maximum height for the stratosfear is 150cm for (Very Extreme) and 130cm for (less extreme) and the Maximum is only 30 people. The next question I had to answer was: 
Why do you think there a height restriction?
In my opinion I think that so the seat belt won't fall apart. 

Comment to Eric

This is my comment I commented on Eric's Rainbow's End blog post. I've given him some feedback for him to change.

Activity 1 day 1 - PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge

For this activity we had to find the location of Rainbow's End. I have screen shot a photo of where It is. Rainbow's End is at 2 Clist Crescent, Auckland 2104. For our next step we had to use our smart searching skills to find how much would it cost for a family pass. I went on the rainbows end site to check how much it costs for a family pass. The results I got was $62.00 for adults and $52.00 for children. Then I added up $62.00 + 52.00 and it was $114. So it cost $114 for a family pass. Then for our last step was that we had to find out how much would it cost for our family to go. I think it cost $280 because 52 + 52 + 52 + 62 + 62 = 280 as I have got 3 brothers and 2 adults. 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Cross Country

Last week the whole school went over to dunkirk to have our cross country. When we walked down there were classes name. We sat next to our class name. Mr Oglive had to call out the classes to have a run around dunkirik. We the other classes ran we cheered them up to keep running. When it came to our turn we ran as fast as we could but we ran 2.8km. When we came 1st 2nd and 3rd the teachers wrote down the names of them. Then they would go to the interschool. I did'nt come 1st 2nd or 3rd.

Kiwi can

Today group B went to kiwi can. We first played a game called Objects. Mr Malu had to put an object in the middle and we had to use it as an object. We had a hula hoop, paper and a box. We had groups of 4 to play the game. Then we went outside and we played hand soccer we were put into 2 teams. It we had to use our hands to hit the ball to the goal. After we played a ten down game. We had our own number. When Mr Malu picked a number we had to go in and hit the ball to the goal. 
I think we just played a game at kiwi can. But when we played the games I think we were collaborating durning all games.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Scale Drawing

This week and last week Learning space 2 were working on our Scale drawings. We had to practise drawing a butterfly on a small piece of paper.  Then we made our own scale drawing using cartoon characters or animated movie characters. I chose to do Anger from Inside Out because It felt easy to do. Then Miss Kiripatrick printed our small outline photo of our character and we ruled our grid lines. Then we drew another grid  onto a big sheet of paper, twice the size of our smaller picture. Finally we made our own name plate on a google drawing. The thing that I found hard about drawing this was that I kept on thinking too much about it and I made a few mistakes. The thing that I found easy was the colouring in. I am happy because I got there in the end.

Character Introduction - Princess Bride

Today Learning space 2 were focusing on the Princess Bride. Firstly we watched the movie in the school's theatre. When we came back we had to talk about what we learnt about the shot types and the clothing the charters were wearing. Learning space 2 were making a Google drawing to show what we have learnt from the movie. I choose to make a Charater Introduction about Weasly. I had to descibe of what Westley was wearing in the flim.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Captain Underpant

Today I have read a book called "The adventures of Captain underpants". This was to help me improve in my reading and help my reading knowlege. This book is about 2 boys name George and Harold They were both comman. This book helped me a lot because I can understand what they mean to me. 

Monday, 25 September 2017


Today Learning space 2 were focusing on Eletions Results for 2017. Javeylor, Mishaan, Viva and I were making a slideshow about What is a Coaliton? We found out a coaltion is like joining anothor bigger party. We also found out about Who our Local MVP was. We choose to pick Denise Lee because she was the New Zealand politician Natioal Leader.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read an eBook day

Today was the Read an eBook Day. Learning space 2 were givien the oppintunity to read a book on the Tamaki Collge Overdrive at school. We had to choose any books from the Tamaki College overdrive. I choose a book that was easy to read. It had diffrent kind of storys. These names were put into pictures fruits, furnitures, food and plastic boxs. I think this book was intresting to read. There is a photo above that shows what I did during the Read an ebook day.  Click here to go to the Read an eBook site

Friday, 8 September 2017

Food tech with Mrs Heka - Rotation 2

Today at tech we made mini spaghetti pies with Mrs Heka. First we got our cooking gear ready to go. Viva went and get the pastry. I was getting the Spaghetti and Sheredded cheese. Mrs Heka told us some insrutions. So Viva got the cup to trace on the pastry. Nickaiela and I had to cut out the traced cicle. Then Nickaiela put the spaghetti and shredded cheese together in the bowl. Mrs Heka came around to give us the cupcake trays and she sprayed the cupcake trays with the cooking spray. After we had to put the the pastry on the cupcake trays. After we all had to clean up the mess we did while Mrs heka was putting the pies into the oven. She gave us a number so we can remember what trays were in. After cleaning our mess we waited for 30 minutes until our pies were done. 30 minutes later Mrs Heka tooked out trays but she was saying the numbers. Then I got the spoon from the tray and We had a turn taking out 4 pies each. At the end of the session we all ate our mini spaghetti pies.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Kwi can session

Today we went to kiwi can with Mr Malo/Malu and Mrs Latioa. For kiwi can we played a game called bit, bot, bounce. Then we learnt about taking risks behaviors. Then we went down to the courts and we played a few games we played hand sccoer. We also had team groups, group A and group B. Then we talked about what we did well and what we didn't like doing.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Learning to use synonyms

Today we learnt about synonyms. Synonyms are words that mean the same thing but can make your writing more interesting. To help me I used the google dictionary to define my words because it gives you a list of synonyms underneath the definition. It was interesting to try new words in my writing.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Tech with Mrs Heka

Today at tech we changed our technogly groups. The group the I was in was food tech with Mrs Heka. We were exicted because food tech was the best rotation. I was also got put into groups. I was with Viva and Nickaela. First we had to plan what we had to do. 1 person had to wash the dishes, 1 person had to dry the cups and 1 person had to put the cups away. Also Mrs Heka gave as some really instresting rules that we were not ment to do. She showed us everything that goes with the kichen. We were were making Oreo milkshake. The first thing that we had to do was to get our cooking gear ready. Then we had to grab some oreos with the table we had to open the oreo up and take the white cream out. After we had to put the oreo's into the bowl. Then we had to put a milk into the cup and we had to put icecream after we had to blend the oreo milkshake on the blender. At the end we had to clean up everything. At the end we had to drink our Oreo milkshake. My milk shake was yummy because we all worked together.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Why is the sun special?

When the sun comes out it brightens the world with light. The sun is very special. The sun is really big the sun is also a star. The sun keeps us alive so we can have energy.