Thursday, November 23, 2017

Poha to kirihou

This term we have been learning about how food storage has changed through the years.
I have learnt how how bad plastic is to the enviroment and now I know that is is always good to make wax wraps insted❤

Monday, October 16, 2017

Newspaper report 1

Crime scene
by Merryn Mokomoko
In Christchurch there has been a terrible crime scene on August the 15 2014. There had been a little 7 year old farm girl running around her farm. She saw a man wearing a black mask she said

“What are you doing here?” he just walked closer and closer and chopped her legs off and threw her legs in a pond nearby and threw her body on the other side of the pond. All you could see was half of her legs and her small black gumboots. Police officers have been trying to investigate but they haven't found any clues!

Friday, September 22, 2017

The piano

       The Piano       
Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.

Click on the url below and watch the short clip.

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Before you start writing
This video is about a man  who remembers his past and recalls his memories. Think about how he would be feeling and other memories that this might trigger.

WALT write a descriptive piece of writing from the old man’s point of view as he recalls his memories.

Success Criteria
We need to focus on these things
  • Full stops, capital letters,
  • Paragraphs
  • We need to follow the sentence tools for our opening paragraphs.
Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.

WALT write a piece  of  writing from the old mans point of view as he recalls his memories.

The Piano
I am a kind old man that is very good at the piano. I know that I am getting old now and I might die soon so I am going back to some of my memories that I can remember. As I am playing the piano I start to remember My wife that past away from cancer 8 years ago. I also start to remember when we went on holiday to Fiji it was lovely there we had a nice time together, we went diving together and found lots of cool shells. I look beside me and I imagine My wife playing the piano next to me. I think of some times like when I went to war and I saw my brother die, It was terrible my own brother was dying in my arms I tried to help him but it was too late. Meanwhile I feel sad and I want to remember some happy times, I remember for my 7th birthday my dad got me my own ride on horse it had a nice fluffy soft mane with eyes that looked like they were real. As soon as I had opened it I new that it was the present I had ever got. Unfortunately my dad past away not that long ago I can remember my dad giving it to me and the big smile he had on his face was a nice way to remember him. Playing and playing the piano I start to remember my mum, she was a lovely old lady she would give me the tightest hugs in the world my face would go bright red. My mother also died it wasn't a disease or anything she just got really sick she couldn't walk and she could barely talk. So we took her to hospital and from there she past away. Luckily I have my grandson to keep me company since I love him so much I handed my ride on horse to my grandson he loves it evan tho it is not like a scooter that they have now it is still the best present ever. I start to remember some more memories like when my grandson was only little and he was just born he was the most lovely thing ever. I also start to remember the day me and my wife got married it was so beautiful we got to go in a limo away for tea we had all our family and friends come we had every sort of lolly for desert  and we had every type of ice cream for dessert and we had really yum stuff for tea I really miss having my wife around but I can suck it up. As I am remembering the wedding I also start to remember the day that my wife died that was heartbreaking I remember being away from her for 2 weeks and then I went to go see her and she wasn't in her room so I asked the people behind the desks. I asked where is my wife they said what is her name I said lucy i'm sorry but she past away last night I burst into tears and walk away. I can't really remember any other things and start to get tired so I stop playing and leave. But I think of one more memory so I jump back on my piano before bed because this is a really good memory it was when I owned a farm with all sorts of animals there were fat ones small tiny ones and big ones lots of them I need to go to bed soon so I stop and go to sleep good night. The end

Te ngahere

WAL about te ngahere the rakau the kararehe the manu and the risks to the forest.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mud slide 100 word challenge

Week #45   

World Events for your writing
I’m sure you won’t have missed the events in Barcelona, Spain this week or the devastation caused by the mud slide in Sierre Leone and the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The prompt this week uses the emotions that the media has shown us.

Latest prompt
As I said at the top of this page, the events around the world this week:
… as it came rushing towards us we…


I woke up this morning late for work so I jumped out of bed and got ready. As I am brushing my teeth I look on my phone and see that it is 8:00am “Ahh I should be at work by now.” I start walking to work now and I see a hill that looks like the mud on it might fall. As it came rushing towards me I scream as loud as fireworks. I look around and see lots of people crying and asking for help. All I could think is that so many people have lost their family.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

whale fantasia

Week 3 whale fantasia
Today is the day where I go diving in the water for a swim with the whales. In the ocean with two of my two friends Aliyah and Talia we are having a big day today. My dad is taking us in his boat and dropping us off we don't want to do it we are to scared dad says “three two” and before he could get to one he pushed us into the water and laughs.
We dive in it is so beautiful in here. The deeper and deeper we go the darker and darker it gets. The ocean shone like stars in the night sky. It looks so pretty with the sun shining through the water.
I am starting to get tired and getting slower and slower my friends are spinning round and round  and round in circles. I love it in here so so much It is one of the best fun thing I have done in a while.  I go round the corner and I see 4 big humpback
they are so humongous they are as big as a building. They have lots of little dots on them they are called barnkells. As the wales turned around their tails rubbed on me they feel as if they were a sponge cleaning me.As the water flows the bubbles feel nice on my skin. The ocean was as cold as a freezer
and the water was as clear as a window, and the water flows so nice.  I can feel some of the wind on me from outside the water. I go back up because I am getting really tired I jump back on the boat. I love  this trip so much I can't wait to go again one day.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Afternoon run

……. Afternoon run

I am going for my afternoon run around my neighborhood. There are so many cars driving around and quite a lot of people out at at lunch time. I think most people are out to get lunch. I had my earphones on so I couldn't hear anything and I wasn't focusing on the road It was starting to get a little bit darker and cars were starting to turn their headlights on. I am feeling so puffed right now.So I take a break and sit down “boom” a flash of light shines in my face I get such a fright……...

Kayak Jingles

Kayak JinglesImage result for studio microphone

A jingle is a catchy phrase or slogan, often set to a fun tune, that is often used to advertise a certain product or service. You can hear jingles on TV or radio commercials. Jingles are usually short and very memorable. - St Pierre’s Sushi

Writing your own Jingle

You are going to write a jingle advertising Kayak Lessons for kids in Tamaki. You will need to use all the information you learned from the readings about kayaking, and about kids learning to kayak.

STEP #1: Write down all the words you can think of that relate to kayaking, and might be used in your jingle.
Words that describe kayaking
Fun, sporty, cool, exciting,awesome amazing,

STEP #2: Look at your word list and determine which words rhyme.
Rhyming words 1
Rhyming words 2
Rhyming words 3
Rhyming words 4
Fun, sun

STEP #3: Begin writing short sentences. Be sure to include words from your list in step #2 and use the Rhyming words from Step #3.

Line 1
Kayaking kayaking it's so fun kayaking kayaking under the sun .
Line 2
Kayaking kayaking is a fun sport  kayaking kayaking you can do all sorts.
Line 3
Kayaking kayaking you can bring your family, Kayaking kayaking they all be happy.

Step #4 Record using and share your jingle using Online voice recorder
  • Share it on your blog with a paragraph about what you are advertising
  • Save the recording to your chromebook
  • Upload the recording from your ‘.files’ to your Drive
  • Change the sharing settings of the recording from your drive to “Anyone with the link”
  • Open the recording in a new window
  • Select “Copy embed code”

Step #5 Share on your blog

  • Paste the embedded code into the HTML section of your blog.
  • Share your post with a task description and a walt.

Friday, July 28, 2017


WALT recognise the whole of an object, equal parts and their names. I liked learning about fractions. My favorite thing was macking the playdough pies and Biscuits.

Monday, July 3, 2017


WALT be cybersmart using a game called Interland. In this game there are 4 different cyber worlds each focussing on a different part of cyber smart. The green mountain which is the one we started with is about being kind and caring. I got to the top of this mountain and scored 245 see my screenshot below.
Then I decided to have a go at the Tower of treasure which is about making strong passwords.

I learnt about cyber smart by using this game.

Screenshot of your score

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WALT estimate and measure to the nearst centimeter
We had to do a slide about Measurement. I learnt that my hands and feet were bigger and smaller than my feet and my hands.
I hoped you enjoyed my slide show.

Friday, June 16, 2017


WAL about th harvesting of paua.
We had to gather information from a video and online. My favorite fact was that they are eaten by crabs because I thought that the crabs would be to small.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Respiratory System

WAl about the respiratory system.
We are learning about lungs and how they work.My favorite fact  was that if you hold your breath for too long your brain will force you to breath.


WAL about kidneys.
We are learning all about kidneys. I really liked the disection.


WAL about the heart.
I liked this because we got to do a colouring.  It was fun watching the videos

Hide and seek numbers.

We have to pretend that we are fulling out a number line. My favorite slide was the first one.

This week my number is....

WALT gather imformation about a number.
We had to choose a number that had three didgets. My favorite one was the money one.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How Matariki is celebrated around the world

In this thinglink I learnt that all contrys celebrate matariki not just Aotearoa. I also learnt that people in America think that if you can see all the stars you have good eye sight if you cant see them all you dont.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


WAL about mokihi and how they are made.
we went onto a matakiki thinglink and watched a video on mokihi. Next we got a choice on creating a thinglink or a google slideshow to share our learning my favourite fact was that the air pockets help the mokihi to float.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kanakana WALT refresh our memories on how to use Thinglink.


Walt usa a technique to carefully craft our writing.

If I  ran away, if I was sick and stayed at home, if I had been smarter, then none of this would have happened.  Frightened and scared that I am not going to get home, depressed because I couldn't believe what I had done. Walking down a messy corridor with papers everywhere and spilt ink on the ground a rat runs in between my legs. Slowly walking into a small room with knocked over tables and ripped wallpaper.  I feel angry and anxious, Grinding  my teeth; biting my nails; scrunching my fists. I leave the room and then... If I  ran away, if I was sick and stayed at home, if I had been smarter, then none of this would have happened.  Frightened and scared that I am not going to get home, depressed because I couldn't believe what I had done. Walking down a messy corridor with papers everywhere and spilt ink on the ground a rat runs in between my legs. Slowly walking into a small room with knocked over tables and ripped wallpaper.  I feel angry and anxious, Grinding  my teeth; biting my nails; scrunching my fists. I leave the room and then...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017



Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.

Click on the url below and watch the short clip.
Not far off the Somali coast one of the big Vestel cargo vessels is taken over by pirates! Within a split of a second the ship has a new captain, the soup is gone as well as the cargo itself. Will our Vestrons be able to strike back?

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Before you start writing think about the setting and imagine you are there.
Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for the crew, until the pirates start to investigate the cargo—Vestrons! Engage!

WALT write a narrative through the eyes of one of the crew, or robots.

  • Describe the setting in detail.Think about words to describe the situation, what you see, smell, taste, hear. Try to use words that create the mood.
  • Now…..Write a first person narrative through the eyes of one of the crew or one of the robots. How you are feeling when the boat is invaded by pirates.

Go to this padlet Somali and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives similies and metaphors.

Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.

I am traveling on a ship going to another country. Me and my mates were traveling in big red containers, the containers were as rusty as an old bolt. I look through the gap in the side of my container and my friend that was in the container with me looked through the other side.We could see that the pirates were trying to take over the ship we watched for a while to see what they would do. Together me and my friend watched, we saw that they were in the kitchen eating the soup “Yum soup” said the pirate another one had a massive gun in his right hand,and he was eating the carrots. Then they went to the captain and took the keys and started up the boat then they went into the containers and said “Where's all the stuff” So we all got out of the container and told the pirates off. We rolled them up with some paper that we found, We pushed some pirates back onto their ship. So all the pirates were gone. That's the end.

panui pukapuka


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Beyond the lines

WALT write a narrative through the eyes of one of the children or one of the soldiers.

As me and my friends were on the ship to go to war we all huddled up so we could keep warm and because there wasn't much room. When we arrived at the beach we saw the Turkish people waiting for us to arrive. I walked down the ramp and ran into a puddle. The Turkish people had put barbed wire on the ground so we could get cut.

The Turkish people had bombs so did we, they had helicopters but we didn't have any. They were dropping bombs and we had to keep on running. We were running as fast as a race car. I didn't like it because I had to see all my mates get shot and there were people getting shot in there cheek and I could smell the blood.

I hide behind a pile of dirt then BOOM It gives me a fright. I look behind me and then another man gets killed. I take a deep breath and keep on running.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The cloud

WALT Write a narrative

The cloud

I was made by a scientist to help people and make sure everyone is ok. We also set up lots of cameras inside me so the scientist could control me. He had cameras all around the wall so he could see to. He let me out the window so  he could see if I work.

I worked fine so off I went I could go through windows,in the middle of buildings, down roads, and watch people. There was a fire down a street and put it out with my rain. I made dogs bark at night .

I could travel all over the world my favorite place to go to is New Zealand. I like to visit the sky tower and rainbows end and other places.

I could also see my scientist to and I saw him disconnect all the cameras for me to see and for him. So it was pitch black all I could see was black, so I made problems. I was making lightning and making floods. My scientist tracked me down and put a potion on me a poof I'm gone .

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Something fishy

      Walt use correct punctuation

                     Something fishy

I was sitting in the laundry mat when I saw a blue shine coming from a washing machine. I wanted to have a look, I walked over and put my hand in the washing machine then took a big breath and put my face in the water. Suddenly it took me into a magical world with socks that were fish tops that were squids and more fish that were socks and beanies that were turtles. The fish were all glowing and I could barely see anything because the water was so soapy. I was feeling happy because I got to hold one but it swam away fast.There was lots of coins on the ground from people's pockets that were left there.

Then a massive shark came at me to eat me it had big shark teeth and had a  button for his nose. He came closer and closer to me he really wanted to eat me. I hid behind a skinny tall tree but he still tried to eat me. I swam and swam until he almost took a foot of me I swam and swam until I got tired I really needed a break. I looked up and saw light in front of me I said “yay” and I thought why did I do that.

Anyway I got to the end and I flopped out of the machine so did the jeans. I was so scared of them I slowly went to put my finger on the jeans until I heard a noise saying “I believe those are mine” I looked up feeling really embarrassed. The end

The lighthouse keepers lunch

WALT research a book


                      We are learning to solve addition and subtraction problems by using groupings with 5.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Te reo māori 2017

Kia ora whanau 
This is my collectionof whakatauki and what they mean. 

I hope you enjoy reading this I will be adding a new slide every week.