Friday, 29 May 2015


Seattle Seahawks is a name for  current mascot that comes from a professional American football team.

Mascots are suits that people wear to bring good luck for a event or game.  

We need mascots because it brings us good luck and it represents the team that they’re playing for.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Report about ANZAC bisuits.

Female soldiers were not allowed to join the army. The mothers and wives were left behind and all they could do was to help the soldiers to keep strong and healthy. So they found a recipe, made itt and sent it over to the soldiers. Soldiers biscuits was the first name for the biscuits, but after Gallipoli they changed the name to ANZAC biscuits. The wives and mothers made the biscuits and sent them overseas. It took a long time to deliver but they still tasted good when they got them. People eat and make them to respect those who died in the war. No one knew who invented the actual biscuits from the common story " Anzac Biscuits ".

 How to make Anzac Biscuits

You will need:
½ cup of flour
½ cup of sugar
¾ cup of rolled oats
100 grams of butter
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
2 tablespoons of boiling water

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, rolled oats, and coconut in a bowl.
  2. Get an adult to help you melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over a low heat.
  3. Put the baking soda in a cup. Ask an adult to help you add the boiling water. The mixture will foam up.
  4. Add this to the butter and golden syrup.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour and other dry ingredients. Stir.
  6. Grease a baking tray. Put tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the tray, about 4 centimetres apart.
  7. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for about 15 minutes or until the biscuits are a golden color.

Soldiers at war By Angari

Soldiers at war

Scott lived in Manningtree ( a small town in England )with his little sister, Alice who was struggling with school fees. Their father died from heart attack  and their mother died from cancer. They lived for several years struggling to find money to pay their school fees and find food too. Scott had a job of selling sacks of rice. He only got paid little for a man who sells sacks of rice. It’s 1915, June Midnight, the sun goes down, The birds stop chirping and it starts to rain.
Scott tries cover the sacks with an old tent that he found in the Garbage. Scott walked inside of the small house where his sister Alice is sleeping. Scott sighed. He struggled to find food and Money for his sister’s school fees. Unfortunately, he dropped out of school and got a job to help out with
the bills.  

He fell asleep when someone started pounding on the door that it nearly broke. He ran to the door hoping that it wouldn’t break. He opened the door in surprise. “ What is the rush? Its nearly dawn” Scott said. “ I have come to bring you a letter” Ben puffed. Ben gave him the letter and ran and fast as he could to his house. Scott read the front of the letter saying To: Scott Henderson in very neat writing. He opened the letter as fast as he could with excitement. He read it and screamed like some stranger had been in his house. He screamed so loud his sister woke up with anger. “ WHAT IS THE SCREAM FOR!” Alice said with annoyance. Scott had told her but she thought it was a dream so she started hitting herself. She didn’t like the idea of him going to war. He wanted to save his country and fight for them and also come back home to Alice. He also said that I have to be over 20 years old. Scott told his sister he is gonna lie about his age, but Alice already had crawled back to her bed and curled up under her blanket. He sighed and went back to bed. It was morning and it didn’t look like a good one. It was pouring hard and  very muddy. Alice was ready for school. As she packed her basket because she couldn’t afford an actual bag for school. “ Oh no I’m gonna have to walk” she grumbled. Alice ran as fast as she could to school and hoping that she wouldn’t be late. This is what their days were like without their parents, but Scott knew that he  wasn’t gonna see his little sister anymore.  

He had also got uniform from Ben that morning. Time went on and it came to July.The next morning he got ready at Midnight and said goodbye to his sister. She was in tears and was very sad that he was going. He put on his hat and walked slowly to the car that was waiting outside. The car drove off leaving a huge cloud of gas and some skid marks.

A month later they were trained and  ready to fight. Silent hours went on and it was finally time to fight. “FIRE!” the captains shouted. The soldiers ran, although they had to carry a lot of gear. He 3 times, missed two and got one. He ran up the hill and about 2 people helped him with a machine gun that was huge. He feels a very strange feeling, and starts walking slowly towards the edge of the hill. “ WHAT ARE YOU DOING, SCOTT!” a soldier shouted. Scott fell to the ground moaning. The soldiers who were working on the machine gun helped him up but his eyes were barely open and his mouth was numb the soldiers gently laid him down on to the ground where it was muddy and revolting. Scott’s shield laid on the edge of his
body, but the fight still went on. Hours passed and the soldiers got hungry and exhausted. Both sides agreed to stop fighting and bury the dead bodies. The name of the soldiers that helped Scott were Alex and Cornelius. They buried his body in a grave a put flowers inside his hands.

It had been a year and Alice was still worried whether her brother had survived or not. She was 13 years old now and knew how to look after herself. The mailman came to deliver her a message from the headquarters about her brother. She quickly thanked the mail man and shut the door. She teared open the letter and her happy face turned into a frown. She slowly put the letter in a draw and went to bed crying for the whole night. At midnight she curled into her blanket and slowly fell asleep.            

Friday, 22 May 2015

Writer's purpose

This is my writer's purpose presentation. I had to choose a poster and also show the different meanings of it's purpose. I also had to make my own poster to convince NZ tol join the army. I learnt how to identify what kind of text its showing.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Battle Ships

On Friday we played a game called battle ships. We learnt how to play it so we will show you how. You will be making 2 maps so copy the first map when you have done making it. ( You will also be making this on a Google Drawing ). These are the things you will need.

  • A map of the Gallipoli Peninsula
  • 100 squares 
  • 1 length ship, 1x. ( One square , Use a shape for your ship )
  • 2 length ship, 2x. ( Two squares ) 
  • 4 length ship, 1x. ( Four squares )
  • 5 length ship, 1x. ( Five squares )
  • A Partner ( This will be your opponent )
  • You wil also need to make a row reference and a column reference
Goal: Your Goal is to sink your opponent's ships by guessing the correct locations.

How to Setup:  
  • Secretly place your ships without looking at your opponents screen on to the map.
  • You can place your ship horizontally or vertically but not diagonally.
  • The Ships are allowed to touch each other but not allowed to be in the same place.
  • You will have to make the perfect square to get 100 squares
  • Then you can make a copy of the map ( and squares ) and you are ready to play.
How to play:
  • Players will take turns a guessing the opponents ship.
  • When its is your turn yo will need to guess the locations using the row reference and the column reference. Say it to your opponent and he\she will say if you missed or you hit. If they hit you they will say which ship they hit you on.
  • Every time you have miss or a hit on the second map you will find the same location and mark it white for miss or red for hit.
  • You will have to place your ships on to the water, but my map was to close in to the picture.
Victory:  To win you will need to sink all of your opponents ship.
Here is a screenshot of my game with my partner if you still do not get this game.

Monday, 11 May 2015

New year Celebrations

New Year Celebrations
L.I: Different cultures celebrate in different ways but we all celebrate for the same reasons.

Information about the New Year Celebration:
Reason for celebrating
How it is celebrated
Turkey New Year is one of the most important
celebration in Turkey. It starts with a large family dinner. The Main course is a roasted turkey.Many people play games until the clock strikes midnight.
Turkey New year doesn’t allow people a day off.They allow half a day off. Hotels, Restaurants, and Nightclubs offer a special entertainment programme
on New Year’s eve.They light up fireworks too.
Chinese new year is an important chinese festival
celebrated at the turn of the Chinese . In China it is also called the “ Spring festival”. They have dances like the lion dance and the dragon dance. The difference is that a lion is shorter and has less people in it, but the dragon has a lot of people and is very long.This celebration is in February 19th. People buy decorations, food and lots more before New years eve ( China ).
Diwali can sometimes be called Divali, but either way it is the same. It is in October or November . Diwali is
celebrated mostly by the Indians. It is an ancient  hindu festival that is very important, it celebrates the new year.It is also known as the “ Festival of lights “.
The festival of lights is honoured by Lakshmi the goddess of wealth and prosperity. People who celebrate pray to her to bring good luck in the coming year. They celebrate by cleaning their offices and homes, they buy new clothing and suits, they light up
Diyas ( lamps and candles ), they draw designs on their mats with rang ( coloured powder ) and make traditional sweets.It is also Lakshmi’s birthday.

What other celebrations do we have in New Zealand? How do the different cultures celebrate?

Information about the celebration
Turkey New year
In NZ, they do not celebrate Turkey New Year.
Chinese new year
In NZ, Chinese restaurants offer a lion dance or dragon dance.
In NZ, people will take the day off and go to their homes. They will make traditional sweets then, do a prayer, light up candles then they light the fireworks.
The Similarities are that all of these celebrations include light or candles.

What did you learn?

I learnt that Indians also have gods and the gods can be woman.
I learnt that Chinese dragon is very long and the Chinese lion is very short.

I learnt that Turkey New Year you can only take half a day off.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

NZSL Week Poster

Today I learnt how to spell my name in sign language. We also learnt how to do all the letters in the alphabet too. Here are some photos to show my name in the finger spelling alpabet.