Monday, October 10, 2016

art artifact

Have you ever made an artifact before about the Paralympics if you  haven't listen closely for what to do.   You ask questions to find out more about the Paralympics. you research to find more interesting information about your project like watching videos of reading books . key words are very important because if you use key words it will hook the reader in. you share your thinking to your pbl teacher. Last term I used the brail  machine with a teacher that can use a brail  machine I made a hole lot of words that describe the Paralympics. The learning muscles I used was my determination muscle because at first when I was making a pan flit it didn't work because we could see glue and it was falling apart. I got back up again and tried it again and it worked and I was so happy.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

athlete blog post

In class we have been learning about a New Zealand athlete.  My teachers have asked me to choose an athlete to research. I chose Courtney McGregor because she is a famous gymnast and I like to do gymnastics in my own time. Here is my slide: hope you enjoy.

Something that has challenged me is stretching my refining muscle because it has been very tricky researching for information to make a gold level. Another learning muscle I used was my perseverance muscle when learning got tough. My challenge was to get as much of  information I could find. I am proud of myself because I made a sentence that I think Courtney would love to read. I think I have done a great job because I did a great sentence that made me  feel happy. Courtney is the first best in new Zealand. Courtney has inspired me in never giving up and believe in yourself. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

seven kites of Matariki

We have been learning to add lost of detail into our writing.
I am proud of me because I used all of my strategies to complete my writing to gold level. Something that challenged me was adding lost of detail to my writing. I really enjoyed learning about the seven kites of Matariki. The learning muscle I used to get out of the learning pit was my perseverance muscle I used my perseverance muscle because I was right down in the bottom of the pit and I felt restless. Today Mrs Ramsay and Mrs H took a work shop for sentence starters and how to end with a good ending for your writing I used all of my perseverance muscle to go back into my writing and make some changes to it.

Long long ago in a lovely country called Aotearoa at the bottom of Te Mata Peak lived a whanau of seven little sisters. There  village had glistening  green  flowing grass  and a swirling shimmering creek that surrounded the village. On the banks of the creek were huge Willow trees whose branches were flowing down and dangling in the crisp clear water. Every morning Ururangi woke up and could hear the Kereru bird fluttering in the Grandfather Puriri tree. Each night under the shiney white  crescent moon the seven sisters would huddle up together around Grandfather Puriris  wrinkly  aged trunk. Ururangi was old enough to make her very own kite, so excitedly she collected the things that she needed, shells,bamboo,harakeke,raupo,reeds and feathers to create her own kite. The seven sisters started to make their very own kites. The first little sister made a kite with bamboo and raupo.
The eldest little sister made her kite out of pink manuka  with eyes of scallop shells. Sister number four   made her kite out of red feathers  with eyes of pipi shells. The wisest  little sister made her kite out of a blue fish-skin kite, with eyes of whelk shells. Another sister made her kite out of  a white-grass plumed kite, with eyes of periwinkle shells. But  Ururangi, the youngest little sister, made a many-colored rainbow kite, with eyes of paua she

Monday, June 13, 2016

Matariki is a new year celebration where family's and friends come together have fun. They play lots of Maori games on Matariki. On Matariki family's and friends go out to a park and at the park there is a big celebration where there is fireworks and lots of food.Fact: Matariki stars comes out in  mid winter. The Matariki group of stars has other names as well like Pleiades.

A couple of days ago we had our own Matariki celebration there were lots of different activities. I got put into the kite making and I was very exited  it was very challenging for me because the string was very slippery to tie a knot also something that challenged me was making the flax straight and in a line.  I really enjoyed working as a team because all of us took part to complete it.
Tyler and his wonderful team working together    

Niamh and her team working collaboratively together. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016


We have been learning about 3-D art. We are learning how to make things look closer and far away in the distants  and make it look realilistick (realistic). To make your art look far away you make things skiner until it look like the vanishing point. The vanishing point is when the end touches. Blending is kind of like mixing and over laping and it makes my art look really cool.
I am proud of my work because I took my time to finish it and it looks like the hills are going up.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Making bread

In Tortara whanou we have been learning about science
We had three different choices to pick from there was milk bread mould . I chose bread because I thought It might be cool to learn about. I have learnt that yeast is what makes bread rise. How it works is that it reacts to make carbon dioxide.

Something that has challenge me is making the bread into a circle because it was very sticky and gooey. What did I learn about being a scientist? I learnt about the different changes in science and how I need to look carefully to see what happens.

Procedural writing
WALT write instructions for the reader to follow
Success Criteria
Give an explanation about how the instructions will help you (introduction)
Write an equipment or ingredients list
Begin each instruction with a verb (an action word)
Use specific vocabulary
Order instructions so they are easy to follow

Slowy I woke up in the morning getting ready for toast I went down into the pantry. Nooo there is no bread. Me and my sister decided to make some of our own bread. Gluten helps the bread rise. There are lots of different kinds of bread. Bread rises when  yeast and sugar react to make carbon dioxide.

Have you ever made homemade bread before.

1 Tablespoon sugar
1 ⅓ cup of flour
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon oil ½  cup warm water.

  1. Combine the flour, sugar and yeast together in a bowl.
  2. Pour in the warm not hot water in slowly
  3. Add oil into the bowl  and stir gently for 1 to 3 minutes.                                                  
  4. Split it in half and create the shape that you want
  5. Put it under a towel for 25 minutes to let it rise
  6. Put it in the oven for twenty minutes so it can cook