Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cinquain Poem

For writing we are learning about cinquian poems. They are poems with a noun, 2 adjectives, 3 verbs, 4 word phrase about how you feel about it and a synonym. I wrote my poem and after that recrafted it.


Careless, aggressive

               Learning, snoozing, arguing 
             Makes me insanely bothered

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Te Tiriti O Waitangi

For Inquiry we have been learning about Tuia 250, the history of NZ. Right now we are learning about the Treaty of Waitangi.  We wrote 5 facts I learnt about the Treaty of Waitangi.

1. The treaty was signed in Waitangi.
2. It was first signed in the year 1840 on the 6th of February.
3. When the treaty was translated into Te Reo Māori, it was mis-translated and they did in one night.
4. It took about 8 months to go around New Zealand to ask chiefs to sign.

5. Over 500 chiefs signed the treaty.
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Sewing Machine

                              Headphone Bag

Materials :                                                              Measurement:                                            
Fabric                                                                     Width: 8cm
Sewing Machine                                                     Length:20cm
Scissors                                                                  Height:25cm 

Today I measured the size I wanted my headphone bag to be. I also listed what material we
needed to use to make us one. Next I measured how big our name tag would be and designed
how I want it to look. Our next session for active learning was we copied our name tag
design onto white fabric. Next we went over it using vivid. We choose our fabric and measured
it out. For this lesson I did parts of an old sewing machine and a new sewing machine on my
Google Slide. I wrote on our slideshow how we used them. After that I pinned my name tag
on my headphone bag ready to sew it next week.Today I sewed my name tag, Velcro and my
bag together with the teachers help using a sewing machine.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Active Learning Blackboard

For active learning we were making blackboards we measured some wood and cut it up. We drilled holes in the marks we made on our board. After that we screwed some screws in the holes to connect board and wood together.
I created a slide show of what tools we used, how to use them and how to be safe with them.

Here is my blackboard.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Maori and British

For reading in my group we were talking about how the Maori lived back in the day, what they used and what British carried. We made a poster on glogster and added images, links, videos and information.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Reading Activity

 We read a story about Sam Gyup Sal (Korean Dish). I created a procure to teach you  how to make it.         
                            How To Make Sam Gyup Sal

Pork fat
Lettuce leaf
Sesame oil
Dwenjan ( Korean soybean paste )

1. Slowly Turn on your barbecue until it gets hot.
2. Slice the onions into layers.
3. Place the pork fat, the layers of onions, mushrooms and garlic on the barbecue.
4. Grab a lettuce leaf and put it on the plate.
5. Using chopstick's carefully pick up a cooked pork fat.
6. Dip the pork fat into sesame oil and dwenjan.
7. Place the pork fat into the lettuce leaf.
8. Wisely add the mushrooms, garlic and onions and kimchi (optional) into the lettuce leaf.
9. Wrap the lettuce around the fillings and to create a little parcel.

I hope the Sam gyup Sal is very delicious. Thanks for reading my method and I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Maths Activity

Square Based Pyramid
5 Faces
5 Vertices
8 Edges
Triangular Prism
5 Faces
6 Vertices
9 Edges

6 Faces
8 Vertices
12 Edges
Pentagonal Based Pyramid
6 Faces
6 Vertices
10 Edges
Today at math we went into  groups of two or three. We created 3D shapes out of skinny sticks. We used blue tac to stick them together. We all figured out how many faces, vertices, edges the shape has.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Reading Activity

For reading we have been reading a persuasive text about the Evil Drinking Fountain. We decided to write another persuasive text convincing someone the object we chose had a special power too. Here is my persuasive text about the Evil Rubber

I knew the rubber was evil.

On a hot Monday morning in class we were doing doing maths I was constantly making
mistakes. I picked up a rubber and started to rub all my mistakes on my book. Right after
morning tea I rushed to get my maths book and flipped onto the page I did my maths on.
I stayed for a minute at the page and all of my maths disappeared. I never told anyone about
what happened.

While we were doing maths a classmate called Kruz was walking to the teachers to get some
advice. He looked down a saw a rubber lying on the ground. He picked it up and threw the
rubber back into its container but after he threw the rubber he looked inside of his maths book
and all of his maths was gone so he had to restart at lunch time.

I stared at the rubber Baylen had on his table. He was using the rubber. In my mind I knew
something was going to happen. Baylen left to put the rubber he was using away. I checked
Baylen’s book when he was going to put the rubber away nothing happened to his maths
but when he came back to carry on his maths suddenly disappeared.

That's all of the reasons why I think that the rubber is evil and we should get new ones!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Word Cloud

In class we we do contracts for reading. One of the contracts we could do was a word cloud. The word cloud I created was all about me and what I like.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Prezi Contract

In class for reading we have contracts to do I chose prezi.I  chose an animal to research about and wrote 5 questions and answered all of them on a google doc I chose tigers. I wrote my questions and answers on a Prezi and put it on my blog.

The Luge

In class we wrote about our favourite thing on camp. We made a Prezi about it, in the Prezi there are images and a safety video of it. We wrote what we did and facts about the luge and the gondola.


Soapbox - Writing Sample T4 W7
In Writing my group went on soapbox to read our creature story. We took a video of us reading it you. Soapbox is an app you can record yourself and your screen at the same time.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

World Cloud

In class we have being doing contract and I chose to do word cloud. We needed to write 5 things about about what a character looks like, does and about their personality on a word cloud. Here is mine.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


In class for reading we did an activity. Here is a slideshow with questions about the book we have been reading. My group learning investigation was to skim and scan. We did that to answer our questions in our slideshow. After we did that we made a wire tree and took a photo of it then put it on our slide.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


In class we have contracts to do at reading time. I chose Quiver. It is a app that can make you colouring come to life on the iPad. You can only you special Quiver pictures which you can get off their website. I took a video of my picture coming to life.

Monday, August 6, 2018


In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes and the attributes. Faces, edges and vertices.

My 3D Shapes

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Picasso Head

In class we have contract to do that is about art. I chose this contract activity to do. The website I went on was so you create your own Picasso head. I got to chose my own face parts to create my head.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Shape Attributes

In maths we are learning about a shapes. We went in buddies and took photos of shapes. We wrote how many sides and vertices each shape has. We also wrote about if the sides were equal.

                      An square has 4 sides, 4 vertices and all the sides are equal length.

                                 An octagon has 8 sides, 8 vertices and all the sides are equal length .


Monday, July 2, 2018

Bike Safety Poster

In class we have learning about bike safety. We have been taking lessons on how to check and ride your bike safely. We went on Canva to make a poster about bike safety. We made this bike safety poster to show what we have learnt at bike safety.

Bike Safty by Vetaia KURUYABAKI

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cave Panting

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In class we have been learning about cave paintings and why cave men drew them. Here is the type of cave painting. I think they used a stick, grass, leaves and fur to paint them. Or they used their fingers to paint on the wall. They used limestone for the white colour, charcoal to create the black colour and red ochre for the yellow, red and the yellowish brown. I think they made this cave painting because everything they saw they drew, or they drew to tell a story so we could see what happened in the past and to warn the others about the things they saw.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Little Scientist Video

For inquiry we have been doing a lot of experiments to see reactions and outcomes. We went into groups to make a little scientist video. My groups experiment was to see what will happen if you put a special marble and a cup of coke. We changed the water to coke. We took videos of each of us doing a part. We made our movie on I movie. We edited our parts together and put a title on it. Here is my groups Movie.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Word Cloud Contract

In class I did a contract on word could.The contract was if you walked inside a science lab what would you see. I needed to write 15 things that we would see in science laboratorys on word cloud.
Here is mine.

Reading Activity Mud Pluggers

In my class reading group we made a Padlet of the story we read. We each needed to do the beginning, middle and end.
This is my Padlet I made.
Made with Padlet

Picture Art

In He Puna Hangahanga my whole class searched on the internet for a piece of art. We chose the piece of art that we liked. We all searched on CC Search. This is my piece of art that I really liked. I chose this piece of art because when I'm older I can remember myself when I was little playing rugby. It make's me feel successful through my rugby season. Also It make's me feel like one day I'm going to be a famous rugby player when I'm older just like how Dan Cater got famous.  I also chose it because my dad used to play rugby a long time ago. That's all the reasons I chose this piece of art.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Puppet Pals Movie

In class we worked in buddies to create a movie on an app called Puppet Pals.We could put characters and vehicles on Puppet Pals.  You could  choose your own background too. We started recording it and it turned out great. Here is our movie.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


In class we created a cartoon using the website Toondoo. It could be about anything. We included onomatopoeia in our cartoon. Onomatopoeia  is sounds that can be heard and represented as words. We used characters and props, and backgrounds to make it. I made my Toondoo cartoon about soccer.

Writing Experince

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

My Stop Motion

In He Puna Hangahanga last week our class worked in pairs to do a experiment, using vinegar and baking soda to make a volcano. We used Lego to build a base for our volcano. We took a lot of photos of the us building it. We made a stop motion movie about it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chunky Chalks

Our Teacher Mrs Palmer  read us a story of how to make chunky chalks.We followed the procedure to make it. It was amazing we worked in pairs for this. My favourite part when I was making it and I put the coloured dye into our chalk mixture.
Chunky Chalks
What will happen when we mix Plaster of Paris with water?

Plaster of Paris, water, bowl, spoon, measuring cups, 2 plastic bags.

  1. In a bowl tip 2 cups of Plaster of Paris and ¾ cup of water.
  2. Add some dye to colour it.
  3. Stir the mixture until there is are no lumps and it is smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture in half. Put half in one plastic bag and the other half in the other plastic bag.
  5. Take all the air out of the bag and seal it up.
  6. Put the bag on the bench and after an hour make an observation.
  7. Leave there for at least 24 hours.
  8. Open the bag and see what you can do with it.

  1. After an hour we picked up the plastic bag and it felt warm and was starting to go hard.
  2. The next day it was very hard and had formed into a shape.

Gypsum (calcium sulfate) is one of the ingredients of Plaster of Paris. Gypsum is found as a mineral rock. The calcium sulfate is bound together by water which keeps it in its solid form.

When gypsum is heated gently water is lost and the crystals become white powder. When we add water to this powder, the water recombines with the gypsum. As this happens the mixture gets hot (an exothermic chemical reaction occurs) and forms a paste which then sets hard.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Build Your Wildself

I have discovered a new creature I looked closely, it had eyes of a rat, arms like a scorpion and horns of a bull. I went at the back of him and saw huge wings behind him. I named him Beast Boy. Pretty weird you think? Luckily I got a little bit of his DNA and this was his real name. This was the first discovery I ever made but it ran away never to been seen again. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


In He Puna Hangahanga in inquiry we have been making butter for a book creator. We been learning about how to make a book we wrote it about us making butter. We did the questioning, hypothesis, equipment, method, 2 observations, results and adaption .All the things we did is in my book. This was about a science experiment where cream turned into butter. Some of it didn't work for us. I hope it works for you.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Coke and Mentos

In reading we did an experiment about coke and mentos. We did a padlet about it. We did the method, equipment, results and observation. You can use other flavoured mentos it really doesn't matter. We used chocolate, mint, fruit and rainbow. That's all the flavours we used. We did this mentos and coke experiment a long time ago but we changed the mentos to see the reaction if it is the same or not.

Made with Padlet

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Rope Bridge

One more step, no I can't do it. Wait this is a rope bridge this is my chance I can do this. Here I go. My hands were sweaty and shaking and I was holding on to the rope as tight as I could. Some of the brown planks were wobbly. My heart was pounding so fast. I could not look at the ground it was scary. Wow my teeth were clinched together. I walked slowly to the other side of the bridge.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Student Challenge Blog Week 3

Today we learnt about a new website Creative Commons. On this website you can use images, music and video's for free. This is a website that you and people from the world can use and you can put videoes, music and images you want to share. We watched a video about Creative Commons.

Here is the link to the video If you would like to watch it  Creative Commons Video

Here is the link to the website you should be using Creative Commons Website

Here is a image I found on the website and a story I wrote about it.
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We're here. This is a nice view from here. I can see the big sun. It looks beautiful. I saw birds chirping in the sky. It is all quiet. I'm under the tree this grass is smooth and soft. This is the best relaxing time I've ever had. I just want to stay here because it is warm and comfy. It feels like I'm at home. This is the best sunset view I've ever looked at.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Student Blogging Challenge


In He Puna Hangahanga we have  been learning how to write comments correctly peoples blogs. We know the rules because of the commenting guidelines. It tells you what the safety rules are so you don't do anything wrong this tells you everything you need to know.

Here are the links I commented on  Jocosely Blog and Ava's Blog.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Marble And Water Experiment

Hypothesis: I predict that when you put the marble in the cup with water it is just going to float.

Materials: water, a cup, a marble made out of special plastic.  

  1. Fill the cup with water.
  2. Put the marble in.
  3. Wait for a day to see what happens

  1. When you put the marble in the cup of water bubbles formed around the marble.
  2. The marble has disappeared and there are lots of bubbles on the side of the cup.
  3. The marble soaked up all the water and the marble got bigger.
  4. All of the bubbles popped and the marble was squishy, clear and bouncy

Result:When the marble was in the cup It created air bubbles because the marble
bought all air in the cup to form them.The marble soaked up the water to make
it bigger.When the marble got bigger it pushed the air bubbles to the side of the cup.The
marble looked like because the marble has more water than plastic so it looks
like water.

Adaptation: If you use different liquid instead of water will it have the same reaction?