Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Basic Facts

Today for Maths we used Mr Wong's Basic Facts Spreadsheet that he created. I used addtion that was up to 20 to help me learn my basic facts. I need to practise more at home and at school so I know how to use my basic facts.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Formal and Informal

Formal -
I am writing to complain about the state of the condition of the playground. Over the last two weeks, I have noticed a great deal of litter.

Informal -
How are you?. I’ve been dead busy since your last letter. We have to work really hard at school to get ready for our PAT tests.

Today for reading we have been learning which sentences were formal and which were informal. What I learnt was that formal means something that might be written in a letter and writing an Informal is like writing an email to someone. In the formal part I wrote "I am writing to complain", "state of the condition of the playground" and "a great deal of litter". In the informal part I wrote "How are you?", "dead busy" and to get ready.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Kiwi can

Today at kiwi can we have been learning about Perseverance. I learnt that Perseveance means not giving up in your goals. Also it means trying your best. We also played 2 games. Which are called Invisble Touch and Chain tag. It was bit fun, but in one condition we were not allowed to be fustred.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Maths Stragery

Today Harlem and I have been doing a math activity. This activity was a bit hard because we had to answer the questions. We choose to go up to 100. We both took turns answer all questions. I also practice addition. Thank you to Mr Wong for creating this math activity.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Features of a Visual Text - Reading

Today my group Pakatoa and Motuihe have been working together for reading. We have been given a word that we had to place in the book. But first, we had to find where the word would go on the book.  The word I got was graph. We found out that page 12 and 13 had lots of words. I found it difficult because I didn't know where to place the words. 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Decimals - Adding

This week for Maths we have been focusing on Decimals. I throught that Decimals were a bit hard but then Decimals was easy to solve. I've created a DLO showing how I can solve Decimals. The startegy I choose was 5.3 + 7.2. I also wrote a description in my DLO on how to solve it. Next time my maths group are going to learm Decimals Subtracting.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018


Today in Reading we having been reading stories online using a website called readtheroy. For this month results I have not achived in my reading because my grade level are getting low.  In my reading grades I've been reading grade 3 and grade 4.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Scale Drawings - Homer

This week was Maths Week we decided that we should do a scale drawing. I decided to do Homer from the Simpson Tv Series. Mrs. K gave us a simple scale drawing so we can test it. Then we had a large paper (A4) and we copied the picture in each square. I learned that we have to draw each part of the pictures in each square. In the end, we printed our name tag. 

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Kiwi Can

Today at kiwi can our new topic was Problem-solving. I learned what is Problem-solving, Problem Solving means working in a team or group to make an Idea or a plan. Problem-solving is when you collaborate and share ideas. After we played a few games called Hand Soccer and Paper, Scissors, rock.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Pecha Flickr

Today my Writing group has been focusing on PechaFlickr. We had to put images onto our PechaFlickr slides. We linked each paragraph so they can match to our images/picture. The fun part was comparing the photos and the story together. We were learning to Structure and write a narrative. Jona, Harlem and I worked in a group to complete this task. We worked collaboratively to help each other finish and complete each paragraph.  

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Tui Mai Tui Atu

Today I have commented on James blog from Paparoa Ranges school. I told him to add more description to his post.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Cook Island Language Week

This week is Cook Islands language week. Our class decided that we should all learn about the Cook Islands. We worked in groups to complete this post. I learned that cook Island doesn't speak one language. They speak English, Maori, and Rarotonga. We also learned how to speak cook Islands. We used DigitalDialects. 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Blogging with Karoro School

Today we have been blog commenting to Karoro School, the person I comment to was Cullam. I commented on his blog and gave him some feedback. I also liked how he worked well finishing the gravity in space work. Click here to see more about Cullam

Friday, 27 July 2018

Careers - Hotel/Motel Manager

Today we have been looking at different careers. I choose to do a Hotel Manager. I worked to find out what skills and knowledge I needed to know. I also found out the amount of money I will earn ($38k - $200k per year. The best thing is that I could be cooking or provide food to other members that are in the hotel.


Today LS2 have been looking at the difference between Jobs and Careers. We used a site called CareerQuest. I worked through by selecting No Interest, Neutral, Fairly Interest or Very Interest. We had to found out what Careers we were interested in. I found that I was interested in being a Police Officer or a Hotel Manger. I also found out that the Hotel Manager you get $38k - $200k of money.  We had to find the same person that had the same suggestions. Joel and I had a similar list of Careers. Here is the site to the CareerQuest.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Matariki 2018

Today LS1 and LS2 have been working in a group to complete a Matariki task. I worked together with Jona, Liletina, Angelica, and Hosea. We created a DLO showing what Matariki is and How Matariki is celebrated. We also watched a video about Matariki. We did this because our school is celebrating Matariki.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Rock cakes - Tech @ Tamaki college

Today at tech @ Tamaki College, we made Rock cakes. We first had 1cup (1/2) of Self-raising flour then we added the Chocolate chips. We also added 1/2 of sugar and 1/2 cup of cream. Then we put 1/4 of oil. After we added 1 egg. Finally, we mixed well with our ingredients together. We scooped 4 rock cakes in each side. As we placed the rock cakes in the oven for 15 mins. Then we took them out and we enjoyed eating the rock cakes.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The Inchcape rock

Today for reading we have been reading a poem in our group. We read a poem about the Inchcape rock. We also picked our own verse. We had to write the meaning of the verse we did. We also watched a video of the Inchcape rock. 

M&M's - Maths

Today for maths we have been learning to dived using the M&M's. Mr. Johnston split us into 10 groups for the week. We first had to guess how many M&M's were in a 45m packet. I guess 45, but the answer was 57. Mr. Johnston gave us simple questions that we had to answer. We also made a graph of how many colors of M&M's. Orange had lots of M&M's and green had the lowest M&M's. We then had to compare the Mars company and our finding in our packets. I learned that the Mars company made a Tan M&M but they changed the color to blue.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Tech @ Tamaki college

Today at tech @ Tamaki college we made Chocolate muffins. We first got into our new partner my partner was Jona. We first had to get 1 cup of Self raising flour (1/2 of cup). Then we got 1 cup of sugar ( 1/2  of cup ). Then we had to get 1/2 of oil and 1/2 of cup of milk. When then had 1/4 cup og cocoa and we mixed it with the chocolate chips. We then had 1 tablespoon of Vanila esence and 1 egg. After we mixed all the ingredient together and we scoop 1 tbs in each muffin trays. We baked the muffins for 15 min then we took it out and we enojyed eating our muffins.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Unicycle Freestyle

Today for reading we have been doing our Key into Evaluation DLO. Our topic was based with unicycles.I learnt that Uni means one, Bi means 2 and Tri means 3. I also learnt that the most comman bicycles were called Penny farthing. I  found a video wich is based on Unicycles. I watched this video and I think this was really cool. I like how this person did many tricks with the unicycle.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Tech @ Tamaki College

Today at Tech Brooklyn and I made Quiche. We first had to get the equipment from our kitchen. Then we followed the rules that was given to us. We first got the bowl and we measured 1/2 of milk and 4 eggs together, after we mixed those both ingredient together. Then we cut the ham into blocks and we put the cheese together with the ham. Afterwards we got small cups and we had to press down the cup on the pastry. Then we placed 11 pastry onto the muffin trays. After we tipped small amount of milk and egg on We then heated the oven to 200 degrees and we placed the Quiche into the oven.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Kiwi Can

Today at Kiwi Can our topic for this term is accountability and our theme is Integrity. We learnt that Accountability means taking responsible for our own actions. We also learnt that Integrity means being honest and owning up to our mistakes. After learning what Accountability means, we played a few games. Copy me and Green Light. To play copy me we got into 4 groups. Mr Matt had to give our group leaders a card with a number or a letter. The number on our card was write on the board for us to copy. Then we played green light. To play, we got into pairs and we had to stand in  a circle with the pair and the back. When Mrs. Lilly

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Wild Boar

Today for reading me and my group made a poster showing facts about the Wild Boar. As you can see I have made 5 facts about the Wild Boar and I also added a image.

Kiwi Can

Today for Kiwi Can our topic was Role models and our theme was integrity. We first had our energiser  which we had to play follow the leader. First Mrs. Lilly had to pick someone to go outside a she had to pick some that we had to follow. When that person comes in, they have guess who the person leading the students with actions.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Tech @ Tamaki College - Making Muffins

Today this is our 2nd rotation for tech @ Tamaki College. Brooklyn and I made chocolate muffins. For this we had to follow the instructions that was given to us. The first step was to get a big silver bowl and get 6 measuring spoons. With the measuring spoons we had to scoop 1/2 of flour and another 1 cup with flour. Next we got 1/2 of sugar. After we mixed the egg and the milk together. We also added 1 tablespoon of coco. Then we mixed all the ingredient together. After we put chocolate sprinkles onto our mixed muffins. Then we both put the muffins into the oven and we waited until the muffins we cooked. After Mrs. Tuipulotu got the whip cream out and she put it on top of the muffins. Overall we both enjoyed the muffins.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Respiratory System

Today for Inquiry we played a game that was based on Respiratory System. We had to anwser each box or we could listen to the text. My results was 9/0 that means I got them all right. I learnt which part of the repiratory system goes. You can find this game at Click here to go the game.

Leap of faith

First Flight

Each time the sun suddenly goes down and the moon rises up I always watch my parents fly up high in the sky searching for food. I really wanted to fly just like them. I had a great idea and because I was so plucky I knew I just wanted to fly. My parents just inspired me, so I walked up to my window and I glanced outside to see how all the owls and birds fly in the night sky.

I lifted one leg up and I launched my body out of the open window. I could smell the fresh flesh in the soil ready for me to feast.  As I flew into the sky, I glided through the bushy trees looking for a location to hunt for my meal. I pecked the soft and dirty soil pinching the worm in my mouth out of the dirt eating it softly.

Then, With the worm in my mouth still wriggling in my beak I flew back home safely. Eating the worms made my mouth water.  I knew that it was my first flight flying into the sky and looking at the beautiful view. I walked back down the stairs and I told my parents that I had my first flight.

The next day
I woke for school. I knew what I was going to do. Instead of driving to school I told my parents that I could fly to school.

Today for writing me and my partner Joel were writing a story of an owl having its first flight. I
then painted a picture in my head so I can create a story about me having my first flight.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Tech @ Tamaki College - Cooking

Today at tech @ Tamaki College we had already changed our tech groups. Last term I was in art with Mrs. Telefoni, and this term I am in cooking with Mrs. Tuipulotu. Mrs. Tuipulotu spilt us into peers. My partner for cooking is Brooklyn. We made hot cakes (pancakes). We first mersured the flour ( 2 cups ) and the sugur (1 Cup). Then I craked the egg and mersued the milk ( 1/2 ). Then Brooklyn had to go and get the oil and heat up the stove while I was mixing the ingretdies together. When the stove was heated up I started to make the pancakes. At the end everyone enjoyed having thier pancakes.

New Zealand Jobs 1870's

John, San Kyaw, Affonso and I used our smart searching skills to find the types of jobs that women and men in New Zealand this in the 1870's. We noticed that the jobs people did back then were a lot more physical than many of the jobs we do today because they didn't have the technology we do to help them.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

6 Thinking Hats - Ballad Poem

Today John, San Kyaw, Affonso and I  have been looking at the ballad poem. We used the 6 thinking hats to write down our notes that we have learnt. We also watched a video talking about Charlotte Anne.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Counting in 2's in Samoan

Today for Samoan language week. Juel and I created a screencastify of us counting in 2's in Samoan. We collaborated to finish our DLO and our screencastify. We also Learnt how to skip count in Samoan.

Samoan Traditional Food - Samoan Language week

This week is Samoan Language week. Juel and I have been making a DLO on a Samoan Traditional food. We choose to talk about the Samoan Umu. I have learnt that the Samoan food are cooked underground. They also use different tools to make fire.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Skeletal System

This week for Inquiry we have been learning about skeletal system which is part of the body systems. I worked in groups and we made a body with play-dou. We created a GIF using We used play-dou to make the body and used tooth pics to make the bones. We first made the body without bones and then we made the body with bones. 

Wednesday, 23 May 2018


Today for reading we were reading an online book on read theory.  My results for this month were a bit low. My reading levels were on 3rd Grade. I think I need to try to read more books at home and at school. I also need to read the answers carefully.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

9 x tables

Today for maths we have been solving a 9 x tables maths problem. We used our 10 time's table to solve our thinking and our learning. I found this easy because doing the 10 times table was easy to solve.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Tech @ Tamaki College

Tech at Tamaki College was fun. This was our last rotation with Mrs. Telefoni. We learnt all about the maori Tradition and the maori patterns. We also created a picture of maori traditional pictures like a maori canoe or a maori warriors face. A big thank you to Mrs. Telefoni for teaching us art.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Kiwi Sport

Today at kiwi sport we played rippa rugby with Hamish. We first played a game where we had to split into 2 groups. 1 team with orange bibs and 1 team with no bibs. Then we had to pass the ball to each other without moving and we had to touch the other side with the ball. Then in the hall we played a touch game. Where we can touch the person with the ball with 2 hands. We also had to touch the ball at the other side.
It was fun because I learnt how to defend my self when I had the ball.

Kiwi can

At kiwi can today our theme for this term was Integrity and our topic was making good choices. We had to give ideas to what we should make to make good choices. Our energiser we played was called the clapping game. When the kiwi can instructor hands go criss cross, poke there hand or claps we have to clap our hands. Then we played a little activity called hand soccer.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

How to survie a cow attack?

Today for reading we did a key to evluvation. We had to talk about how to survie a cow attack. We also read a story about a girl name Amy that got attacked by a cow.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Roller skating

Today during Lunchtime we had been doing rollerskating with Puna. Puna  told us how to stand up when you fall and how to skate. It was a bit easy for me because I learnt how to skate when I was small.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Sophisticated Picture book

For reading we read a book called Memorials. This book was about a son talking about his great grandpa that severed in the world war 1. In this story I learnt what a Sophisticated Picture book is. This means it is mostly read by older adults. I worked well with Junior as my partner to finish our whole slide. 

Click here to find all the slides.

Thursday, 12 April 2018


This term I have learnt about the Winter Olympics. I did this because the Winter Olympics was held and it was on going until the 25 of Febuary. Our sports we choose was curling. We choose to do curling because we wanted to know what it was and how it works. I have made notes about everything that is based on curling.

Making Connections

Today for reading we read an article about snowboarding. We used the Making Connections frame, text to text, text to world and text to self. The content we read was about snowboarding.

Measuring Angles

Today for maths we have been measuring angles by using a protractor. This has helped me to learn how many degress are in an angle. I can use different kinds of angles like a right angle, an acute angle, obtuse angle, reflex angle, straight angle and a full turn angle. I also learnt how many degrees are in those angles.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Stretch Sentences

Today Mrs A's writing group have learnt what Stretch Sentences is. Brooklyn and I were collaborating to create a stretch sentences poster. To stretch sentence we used who, what, when, where and why in our story.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

You've got 2 minutes...

Today for writing we were learning to write for 2 minutes. I talked to my partner about the ideas we would put into our sentences and we made a word list that we can include. For our writing sample we used I can see, I can smell, I can hear, I can feel and I can taste.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Two words One minute

Equipment and respect
This year for the winter olympics is held at the Pyeongchang which is at South Korea. Each sports have their own sports equipments. Some sports have equipments that are long, small or some thing that goes onto the floor. People from the winter olympics have to respect each other. They have to respect each other because they might be respectful back to you. Being respectful to others is important because respect makes people try hard. For this years theme for the 2018 Winter Olympics is called Passion Connected. In in winter olympics you can win Gold, Bronze or Silver medals. There are also Olympic values. They are called Friendship, Respect, and excellence.

Today we used the ‘2 words 1-minute’ challenge to write a description of the Winter Olympics.
After talking in pairs about the things we knew about the Winter Olympics we created a list
of words (vocabulary) that would help us write our description. We chose the words
‘equipment’ and ‘respect’ to help us think about what we were going to write.

We talked about ideas with a partner, then we had 1 minute to put those ideas
into sentences. We had to try our best to use all the words on our
vocab list. After the minute was up we had
2 minutes to reread what we had written and make changes if anything didn’t make
sense, or if we had words and punctuation in the wrong place. When we finished
checking we had 2 more minutes to carry on writing our descriptions.

All the words I highlighted were the words that was on my word list. 

I made sure that my full stops were in the right place.

I need to remember to make sure my sentence made sense

Readytheory graph

Today for reading my reading group have been reading diffrent kind of stories on a website called Read Theory, it is a website were you can read different kinds of stories. You also have to asnwer the questions that they give you. My lowest grade I achived is grade 1. My highest grade is grade 5 which I think I did a better job. I think I need to read more so I can go up a grade each time I answer questions about a story.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Let me tell you someone about the Winter Olympics

Let me tell you about the 2018 Winter Olympics… Winter Olympics is a sports competitions were countries represent their own country team. The Winter Olympics is held in South Korea, Pyeongchang. It started on the 9th and ended on the 25th of February 2018. In the winter olympics they have many kind of sports. There are 92 countries that played at the winter olympics games. The only sports that has a Rifle is Biathlon. The Olympics values are Excellence, Respect and Friendship. The Winter Olympics and the RIO Olympics are different, because the winter olympics is held in the winter season. When each team has won a game they will be given a gold, silver or bronze medals. The passion connect logo means the people, earth,  heaven.Each sports or events have there own arena, stadium or courses so they know where they are going to play there sports game.  

This Morning we worked in pairs to talk about the Winter Olumpics. We first wrote the Let me tell you something about the 2018 Winter Olympics. We had 5 minutes to type our sentcese in. Jaydon and I had to take turns typing so we can carry on writing eachs others sentces. We were back to back so we can not talk to each other. This was really diffcult because Jaydon and I were writing the same thing and we had to make sure what we wrote and what our partner wrote made sense.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

PBS Whakatauki

Today Learning space 2 were learning about our school whakatauki. We also found out that our school whakatauki was - Manaaki Whenua (care for the land), Manaaki Tanagata (care for the people) and Haere Wakamua (go forward). Above this blurb is a poster of what the wakatauki means to us.

Tech @ Tamaki College

Today LS2 went to tech this morning. This was our 3rd rotation for tech. I was working with Mrs Telefoni, she teachs art. I worked really well with Jona, Jona and I had to draw out our art onto a peice of white paper.

Being an agent of change

Today LS2 were learning about being an agent of change. We looked at how we could be agents of change in our 2018 learning journey. I choose to take care of others and focusing on my learning

Place value - addition

Today in maths I have been learning to add 514 + 344 using my place value. I have been learning to add the bigger number so I can get my answer. I have now learnt how place value works.

Making Connections - The Olymics

Today for reading we have been reading a non-fiction book called The Olympics. The content we read was about the Winter Olympics. I have been working on the making connections sheet, text to text, text to world and text to self.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Subtraction - Place value

Today in Maths I have been learning about place values. I have been subtracting the number 897 - 432. To solve the answer I used place value so I can get my answer. I first needed to subtract the bigger number from the last to first number.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated? - Explaination

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated?

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated?

Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Celebrating Chinese New Year involves food, animals, and colours such as red and gold.  These 4 things are very traditional. Everything during this festive holiday means something.

Gold is known as the most beautiful colour. It is worn by royalty or people of importance. It also stands for wealth. Red is also a very important colour during the Chinese New Year holiday as it represents good luck. In China, red envelopes that have money inside are given to children and unmarried adults. People also decorate their houses with red banners. Food also symbolises something meaningful to the Chinese culture.

For instance, noodles are eaten for happiness and for a long life with good health. Egg rolls stand for wealth because they look like gold bars. Fish is thought to increase prosperity while oranges and tangerines symbolise fullness. Like the food and the colours all around the world lanterns are a special part in the Chinese New Year.

Usually lanterns that are a part of the Chinese holiday are red. Lanterns symbolise the wish of a bright future or, as many others believe, it is done to send wishes when love ones pass. Traditionally, lanterns are made from oiled rice paper which covers a bamboo frame.

As usual, Chinese traditions are meaningful to everyone who is from China. From the food to the dancing. As long as this Chinese tradition keeps going the identity of the Chinese people will always remain through the years. Kung hei fat choi to everyone. (This means Happy New Year in Chinese)

Jeremiah & Joshua V

Today Jeremiah and I were writing an explanation about How Chinese New Year is Celebrated. In our writing explanation Mrs. Anderson gave us a simple tip of what goes into our writing explanation. It was called tiic (title, introduction, information and conclusion). In our explanation we put in what colors they use, the food they eat and why the food is important during the chinese New Year.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

5 Main points - Making Snow

Today for reading we were reading an artircle which was based on making snow. We also made notes of what main points were in this artircle. I learnt that the toilet water (sewage water) can also make snow.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Summer learning journey / Next foundation

Today at assembly some students were given special certificates for completing their summer learning journey blogpost. We first heard from Rachel from the woolf fisher research centre. She talked about us taking part in the Summer learning Journey. Some people from our school took part and some people won 1 of 4 prizes and a Next foundtion t-shirt. I also took part I think I am really proud of my self. I would like to say a big thank you to Rachel and the Next foundation for helping and supporting our school.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Remembering our summer hoilday

Image result for mission bay
I heard the waves splashing on the hot sand.

I heard loud music beaming in my ears.

I saw people as pink as a flamingo.

I felt frightened because the massive rocks had a birds eye view of the blue harbour that laid beneath my feet.

I felt my heart beating as fast as a car.

I wondered if people might tumble onto the hard ground after falling off their bikes.

I wondered how long I would have to wait to get back to the safety of my home.

Today I have been writing a recount about remembering our summer holiday. My task was to make sentences without telling the reader what I did in the summer holiday. I had to finish the sentence, I heard, I saw, I felt, and I wondered. I learnt to put some powerful words in my story so that I can engage my reader.