Monday, 14 December 2015

Gear Data

This is our graph we made today for inquiry. We did this so we can understand gears and graphs. I learnt how  to turn fractions into decimal place numbers. 

Time war

This is a link to my story on Story bird. I did this because I wanted to get better at writing. I learnt how to delete unnecessary stuff and add more interesting words.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Wedges poster

Today for inquiry I made a poster about wedges. I did this so I could learn more about wedges. I learnt that the trade off is to push more further to separate it more.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Maths DLO

Today I worked with Jasmine and Angari on our 10 times tables. We did it so we can get faster at it. I learnt to say 10 times tables faster.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Narrative planning

This is my plan for my narrative. The finished result will be a story on story bird.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Line shoot

Today for maths I played a game called line shoot. It has all sorts of lines like ray, parallel lines and intersecting lines. It helped me build my vocabulary. Click here to play line shoot.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Library skills

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

Blog commenting.

These are the blog comments I have done today. I liked all of the blog post people have done.

Simple machines

This is my poster we made about simple machines. We did it so we could know more about simple machines. I learnt that a screw is just an incline plane wrapped around a pole.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Compass Work

Today for maths I did some compass work. I learnt that there are NE, SE, SW and NW.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


This is another maths task I did today. It was hard but with a little bit of help I completed some tasks


This is my xtramath I did today. I need to practice my addition.

Addition triangle

This is the maths I did today. It was easy. I could do better at adding hard numbers up

Monday, 12 October 2015

The hardest game ever

The hardest game ever

In the holidays I played Call of duty online with Harlem. We were having a 1v1 sniper battle to see who was the best. The map we were playing on was Nuketown 2025. I felt nervous because he was a good player. It was a trick shot battle.

The gun I used was the Ballista and the attachments were silencer, CPU & FMJ. (Full Metal Jacket). When we started I quickscoped Harlem but he spawn trapped me. 

He was winning at the start but I was catching up. I was getting angry because Harlem kept killing me. The best trick shot I did was a 360 quickscope. I was excited that I got that trick shot.

In the end I won by one point, I felt happy. After that we played with other people online. I was happy that I beat a person that was good.

Thursday, 24 September 2015


This morning room 9 went to baseball. Baseball was cool because we learnt how to bat, throw, catch and fielding. The best thing I learnt at baseball was catching. Thank you Nick for teaching us some skills and more. My focus today was batting because I am bad at batting and I would love to improve.

Heart foundation

Today for lunch we had healthy yummy wraps. Thanks to Pak 'N' Save for giving us money to buy the ingredients. The wraps were so delicious because I put a lot of cucumber. Thank  you Pak N' Save for giving us the money and lunch boxes it has been a big help for me and others.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Friday, 4 September 2015

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Harris Burdick Writing

Under the rug

It was a cold and rainy night in New York. Dave just retired from the circus not long ago and the circuits gave him a gift, a new lamp. Screek screek was the sound that woke up grumpy old Dave one day in July. “What is that sound? It's driving me insane,” shouted Dave as he was getting out of bed. He entered the living room. The most horrible sound that you could ever hear was the scream from Dave.

“Ahhhhh!  There is a something under the mat” screamed Dave. Dave got a glass and put it on top of the thing that was under the mat. “I got you now” Dave said in a happy way. When he lifted the rug up he fell over and hit his head on his favourite lamp and broke it. Dave was knocked out.

Dave woke up and didn’t know what he was dealing with. He had never before seen the thing under the mat. “I think it is a mutant spider” Dave said. He tried to ignore it and go to sleep, but he was sick and tired of the noises it was making.  He grabbed a chair and tried to hit the mutant spider but he kept missing.

Dave put in earbuds and tried to go to sleep again but the noise got louder and louder so Dave did something people sometimes do in the middle of the night and had a coffee and a biscuit. “If the coffee doesn’t work my skills will” said Dave proudly as he got his circus knives and tried to throw it at the mutant spider.

Bullseye. Dave got the mutant spider right in the head. “Now lets see what you are and if you are something that exists,” said Dave. When Dave lifted the mat up it was half spider half scorpion. Dave just discovered a new animal he called it the scorpider. From now on Dave was always scared of things that were under the mat.   


Tuesday, 1 September 2015


This is me tessellations that I have been working on this week. Tessellations are shapes on something with no gaps

Thursday, 20 August 2015

How to reference a book in APA Format.

This is how to reference a book in APA Format

Bishop, Gavin, (2006) Riding the waves, Random House: Auckland

Locating and Predicting Faces

Today for maths we did locating faces and predicting faces on digistore. We need to look for the faces in a shape. E.G there are 4 Triangles in this shape.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Dewey Decimals.


What are non-fiction books?
Books that are true
Who was Dewey?
The person who invented Dewey decimal system.
How are non-fiction books arranged on the shelf?
By numbers.
List the following spine labels in the correct order:


Choose a non-fiction book from the shelves.
Does the book you have chosen include the following?  Locate and photograph

Index 6 Aug 2015 11:20:56.jpg        
Contents page 6 Aug 2015 11:22:33.jpg                

Title pages6 Aug 2015 11:23:58.jpg

Copyright 6 Aug 2015 11:28:00.jpg                                 

What is a glossary? 6 Aug 2015 11:31:31.jpg

Meanings from word in the book.

The part adder - Make your own hard sums

In this photo I used the rounding strategy by adding 2 onto 48 and 1 onto 49 to make it 50 + 50 then - 2 and 1 to end up with 97.

In this photo I used the Spliting strategy by taking away 7 from 48 and added 41 and 49 to make 90 then I added 7 to end up with 97. 

In this photo I use the rounding strategy by adding 1 to 49 to make 50 then + the 48 and the 50 to make 98 then I toke away 1 to make 97.

Tiava and Oh Hsen helped me to find 3 different ways to solve 48 + 49 on the Part adder - Make your own hard sums.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Dewey Decimals.


Non-fiction books are arranged on the shelves numerically.
The books are given a decimal number according to their subject.

Try putting these numbers in order.

1. 001
2. 362
3. 500
4. 593.9
5. 610
6. 629.2
7. 737.5
8. 745.5
9. 808.8  
10. 994

Look through the non-fiction shelves in the library.  What subjects do you find at these numbers.

004 - Data processing computer science.  
796.3 - Sports
500 - Science
821 - English poetry
993.1 - NZ history

At what Dewey Decimal number would you find the following subjects:
Myths and Legends? - 753
Fashion? - 729
Inventions? - 608
Birds? - 598
Fairy tales? - 398

Part Adder.

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

Friday, 3 July 2015

Blog Commenting.

These are my blog comments for today.

I commented on 1 person from room 9 and 3 people from other classrooms. I did this to improve my commenting skills. I learnt how to give feedback and feedfoward.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015

How to reference a book using APA format.

This is how to reference a book

Wencel, Dave, (2011). UFOs. Bellwether Media, Inc. : Minneapolis.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

How to reference a webpage

This is how to reference a webpage.

Mulhern Diane, June 3 2015, Lego hotel opens in Florida, Retrieved May 4 2015, From    

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

ANZAC naritive.

History Again.

ANZAC story

By Sylis

There was a man named Jeff, he was in WW1. He was marching to his trench, suddenly there were bombs heading to Jeff. Jeff saw the Turkish people attacking. It was 2024 at Sky Island. It was raining and Jeff fell over in the sand that was now muddy sand. Jeff felt sore and hungry as he stood up. He saw his friend fall to the ground because he got shot in the chest by a sniper, Instantly Jeff ran to see if his friend was alright. Pain shot right through Jeff’s body while falling to the ground.

Jeff got shot in the leg. “Aaaaa my leg” said Jeff crying as he crawled to his friend. His friend died already. The Turkish people were pushing up to Jeff. Then Jeff recognized his brother.
“Brother help me” Jeff shouted to his brother.
“Hi Jeff i'm so sorry I shot you” said his brother, Stan.
“please help me”.
Stan was getting shot at so he picked up Jeff and ran away. When they stopped Jeff looked at his leg. He was losing too much blood.

Stan Cut a piece of his jacket off and tied it onto Jeff’s leg. Jeff felt angry because his leg was bleeding. Stan was in A lot of pain as well because the ammunition he was carrying was heavy. They were hiding at nearby forest. “Goodbye Brother”Jeff said then he pretended to die because Stan shot him by accident in the war. Stan was angry at himself and went back to fight for the the ANZAC’s. When it was over no one won so Stan went to where Jeff died.

Jeff was hiding behind the tree when Stan came. Stan looked back and Jeff was limping to where the war was and snuck into the trenches where he was waiting for the ship to come and get him. Stan looked at him and said “Goodbye” “I will come back for you” said Jeff. It was 2029 when Jeff went back. When Jeff went to Turkey to visit Stan, Stan died from Cancer. Their family was sad and they were all affected from the war. Jeff was gassed just after the war and died at the age of 36.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Africa Photos

PhotoToday Mrs J.Taylor came to room 9 to show us some photo's from her Africa trip. We saw Hippo's, Jaguars, Hyena's and Warthogs. I learnt that vaulters have no feathers on there head because the blood from other animals. On one photo the head of a giraffe was gone from the body. In Africa there are sausage trees. If the fruit falls of the tree and hit you it can kill you. We also saw Birds.   PhotoPhoto