Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Word Web

This is my word web on violent. We had to come up with a word that was greater than 6 letters. 

Friday, 20 November 2015

5 times tables DLO

 This is my 5 times tables DLO. We had to write the 5 times tables at least 10 times. After we finished we got tested by Mr Wong. If we passed we got to make our DLO, but if not we would play a game that helps us. In this DLO you will need to write the 5 times tables in numbers/english, in the language that you speak in and show the 5 times tables in objects. 

2 times tables

Today Room 9 practiced their 2 times tables. We had to write down the full 2 times tables at least 10 times. After we finished we got tested by Mr Wong. If we pass we get on with our DLO, but if we don't we play a game that helps us. In our DLO we had to say it in English, then in objects and then we had to say it in our own language that we know. 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Research tag

Research Tag

Choose a country and write a question about it.  For example what foods do they eat in Romania?

Topic: Iraq

Big idea: Clothing

Now go and find a book that you think could answer the question and fill out this information.

Book title: Iraq

Author/s: Paul Mason

Publisher: Capstone Global library

Date of publication: 2012

Keywords found: Arabs, Muslim, Arabic

Page #’s: 4, 26, 28

Key pictures found: Picture of people communicating

Page #’s: 4, 26, 28

This is our library skills task for week 3. We had to find a country and pick an idea about.  

Line Shoot

One of our Maths activities were to play Line shoot. It tests you on point, line segment, ray, line, intersecting and parallel lines. They randomly appear and you click on the best answer. I got 100% on timed mode. 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Matching Parts of a Book

Matching Parts of a Book

L.I. Know the different parts of non-fiction books

Index = Alphabetical list of all the topics in a book with the page number where the information can be found.

End Papers = The first and last pages of a book.

Illustrator = The person who prepared or drew the pictures.

Introduction = Information about the book found at the beginning of a book.

Dedication = Words about a special person found at the front of a book.

Author = The person who wrote the book.

Glossary =  List of special words used in the book with their correct meanings.

Spine = The flat narrow outside strip of the book.

Publisher = The company who made the book.

Cover = The outside of the book.

Spine label = The label which identifies the book on the shelf.

Bibliography = A list of more books on the same subject.

Contents = A list of the titles of the chapters.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Simple Machine Vocabulary

Kids’ definition
Dictionary definition
A bar that is pulled down do lift something heavy or make a machine work
It is used to move heavy items around
Eg: A nail with a slot on the top and ridges round the sharp end. You put it in the hole and twist it do fix things together
It is used to fix things like cabinets and other things
A circular object that turns on an axle through the middle. Cars,bicycles,and buses have wheels
A machine that uses a wheel and axle to lift things
A tool that uses a wheel and a rope to lift heavy things.
A wheel with a rope around it, used for lifting heavy things.
A rod that goes through the center of wheels.
A rod or spindle either fixed or rotating passing through the centre of a wheel or group of wheels.
An evergreen oak of the southwestern United States that is often cultivated as a shade tree.
bend the head or body forward,as in nod or bow .
A surface that makes something do move easier.
A flat or level surface.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Using Compass Points

For Maths I had to practice using compass points. I used Digi store to practice using compass points. We had to follow the instructions until we finished. We used a scale to measure how many kilometers away from the star.

Choosing the right book

Choosing the Right Book

L.I. Matching questions to book titles
Looking for keywords in a question

Here is a list of some books you might find in the nonfiction section of a library:

Which of the books would you use to find out:

1. How many people live in NZ?
Yearbook of Population

2. Which special stamps were issued in New Zealand in 1992?
Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue

3. How to look after a puppy?
Caring for pets

4. Where the custom of Easter Eggs came from?
Dictionary of Customs and Fables

5. The date of the Wahine disaster?
Everyman’s Dictionary of Dates

6. Which records were broken at the last Olympic Games?
Guinness Book of Records

7. The size of Noah’s Ark?
The Bible

8. The speed of the first aircraft to fly under power?
A History of Flight

9. The story of how the first under four-minute mile was run?
Encyclopedia of Athletics

10.  How the Greeks used a wooden horse to enter the city of Troy?

Myths and Legends

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Basic Facts Karuta

I played basic facts karuta with my partner Mia. I have improved on my basic facts.

Addition and Subtraction Triangle

These photos show my addition triangle and subtraction. They help me improve on my basic facts.

Studdy Ladder: Division Basic Facts

Another maths Activity I did was Studyladder. I chose basic division facts. I got 10 out of 10. :)

Number Stones

Today we did our independent maths activities. One of the activities I did was Number Stones. 

Xtra Math

For our maths we had to do independent activities. I chose Xtra Math. This photo shows my progress in Xtra Math 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Word Web

Today we did S.S.R. Our task was to pick a word from our book. I picked 'brilliant'. Then we had to find 6 synonyms and fill them out. 

Discussing Difficuilties

My reading task today was to read a book about birds and find some really difficult words, then I had to find the meaning with evidence. We learnt about why it is important to share really hard words, it's because you could learn, improve on your vocabulary and also so that you understand. The words that were very difficult were: talons/spans, carrion, bred and eyries. Some of the words I don't know myself. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

My Fun Holiday

My Fun Holiday
For the first week of the holidays my sister Angel and I didn’t go anywhere for fun, but stay home. My older sister Arianna went Melbourne Australia. My sister and I were excited because our parents bought a new T.V.

On Sunday we replaced our old cabinet with our new one. We cleaned the whole lounge for the cabinet to look clean. We took our mats, baskets and everything that was inside the lounge outside. The lounge looked like it was brand new. My dad got his toolbox out and followed the instructions as he went. My sister and I couldn’t wait any longer for the T.V. 30 minutes later the T.V was up and ready to watch. We found out that we could watch youtube, netflix and even go on google search.

My Aunt's birthday was on Monday but it was celebrated on Thursday. My cousin and I went to the airport to go pick up my sister. We were surprised to see his mum there. We dropped off my aunt at home and went straight to the movies. We watched Pixels. It was a really funny movie with a lot of action in it.  After the movie we went back home with leftover snacks. We were late for the barbecue and giving presents. I wished my Aunt happy birthday and gave her a card with some money.

We had fun at the movies and seeing my dad building the cabinet.


Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Referencing Websites

Morgan Tait. (2015). Car crashes into living room 'I only left the lounge'. Retrieved 9 September 2015. From,

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The Falling Bird

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015


Today I made a tessellation. I used two shapes, hexagon and triangles. Then I used two colors purple and yellow. I learnt how to make a tessellation , and what you need to make a tessellation. 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Book Referencing

Book Referencing

Fullick.Ann, (2004) Seeing Things: Light, Heinemann Library, Oxford. 

Locating Faces and Predicting Faces

The first maths activity I did was called Locating Faces.  I had to estimate how many faces there are and then after I had to paint the faces and see if I was right.

The second maths activity I did was called Predicting Faces.  I had to estimate how many faces there are and then after I had to paint the faces and see if I was right.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Part Adder Week 3

Today I used the part adder to solve two digit numbers. I had to solve 48 + 49. I split the 49 and split the tens and ones into 40 + 2 + 7. Then I add 48 + 40 and my answer is 88. Then I added 88 with 2, which gives me 90. Finally I added the 7 and got my answer, 97.

For this way I split the 48 into 37 and 11. Then I added 11 with 49 and got 60. Then I added 37 with 60 and got my final answer, 97.  

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Dewey Decimals

For library skills we learnt about Dewey Decimals. We learnt that it was a way to organize the non - fiction books in a library. For our task we had to search up what subject was the number chosen.

Maths Equation

I needed to solve 18 +8. I used the part adder tool to solve the problem.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O'Keefe

L.I. Complete an artist study
Know about colours - complimentary
Use pastel to blend colours

Here is a photo of Georgia O’KeefeImage result for georgia o'keeffe

3 Facts about this artist are…
  1. Georgia O’keeffe is known for her beautiful paintings of flowers
  2. Georgia’s eyesight became bad in 1972 and died in 1986
  3. Her spouse ( Alfred Stieglitz ) accidentally showed Georgia’s paintings in his gallery. She got upset by she forgave him.

Here are three examples of her flower paintings

Flower - Lily
Colours - Gold, Green, White, Black
Background -Black
Details - Background is Black and the flower which makes the flower stand out. The middle gold but stands out from the white.
Flower - Poppy
Colours -Black, White and Red
Background -White
Details - Petals off the edge of the picture.The middle of the flower stands is the focus of the painting
Flower - Petunias
Colours -Purple, White and Green
Background -
Details -  Petals are cut off on the edge of the page. Background makes the flowers stand out.

I like petunias best because the middle flower is the focus of the painting and she has also cropped out the edge of the flowers.
I have decided to draw a Blue Morning Glory because it is a beautiful flower and the edge of the petals have overlapped of the painting.  
to make it like a Georgia O’Keefe flower I will overlap some petals outside of the painting.

Using this tool take 2 screenshots - paste them under here
The first is complimentary colours - this gives you the colour of the flower and the colour of the background.
Then do a shade one for the shades you can use for you flower

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This week we are learning about Georgia O'keefe. We are doing this because we are drawing flowers and we want to make it look like Georgia O'keefe's flowers. I learnt that Georgia Okeefe's flower paintings are based on the middle of the flower and most of them have overlapping petals.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

This is how you reference a website

This is how you reference a webpage. From: Shem Banbury. 2015. Paris love locks banned. Retrieved on June 2 2015.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Chunuk Bair Poem - Personal Connections

At night we climbed a ridge

from the beach up to where

the Turks stood over us.

Finally we were equal warriors,

cresting like a wave,

not washed against a fiery cliff.

We held our ground for two days.

At daybreak, their leader –

a great man with a pocketwatch

and a whip – rose up.

His men surged towards us,

firing from their motherland,

and we fell like rain.

When the snow came,

we left our dead behind.

I went to camp and we owned it for 2 days.

In the morning I climbed up a rock near a beach in Samoa.

As I was standing in the water at a beach, the waves were coming forward like the Turkish people did.

Friday, 5 June 2015

My Blog comments

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These are the people I commented on. We needed to make sure that what told them what we liked, what is very interesting about the post and what they could improve on next time.

Making ANZAc biscuits

Making ANZAC biscuits
Today Room 9 made ANZAC biscuits. The night before our teacher went to the supermarket and bought some ingredients. We were separated into 4 groups and were given jobs to do. Before we started cooking we had to wash our hands so that germs won’t get into the mixture. Our jobs were Measuring, Mixing dry ingredients, Mixing wet ingredients, Washing the trays, scooping the mixture onto the tray and taking photos. First we measured in the dried ingredients which were ½ cup flour, ½ cup sugar ( brown sugar),
¾ cup of rolled oats and ¾ desiccated coconut. The smell of the coconut smelled delightful and made me hungry. Jasmine ( the dry ingredients mixer ) mixed the dry ingredients until it was all combined. As we were mixing we could see the other groups getting on to with their ingredients.
Inotia and I mixed the wet ingredients which were 1 tablespoon of golden syrup and 100 grams of butter ( melted ).  We had to mix the golden syrup and butter in a separate bowl then added the wet mixture to the dry. We all  had turns mixing while Nazella, our photographer was taking photos of our group cooking. Our tray greaser, Irys greased a tray with the leftover butter we used. Inotia and I helped out with the scooping. We made 16 biscuits so that everyone in our group got 2 biscuits each. We used different sizes of spoons to get a good shape. Other groups got creative a used different shapes rather than just round biscuits. We heated the oven to 180 degrees celsius and placed the tray of biscuits into the oven to bake for 15 minutes. During Kiwi Can we let the biscuits cool down so they won’t fall apart when we cut into them. Mr Wong cut up the big biscuits and put sixteen biscuits on each plate. We all got a paper towel and got biscuits from our plate. We got on with our work as we ate. The biscuit was very crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. I could really taste the coconut and the sugar. I enjoyed making and eating ANZAC biscuits.

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