Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Two or three weeks ago room 8 maths group had to create a cube or a rectangular shape were you used 60 blocks and no more or less than 60. After we made a block we had to work out the times table that goes with it and the answer for it. here is some of my working out.

1. 4x5=20x3=60



Net ball

Who invented net ball?
James Naismith Made up net ball in 1891
  • Netball is a famous sport in New Zealand.
  • There are 80,000 people in the world who like to play netball.
  • there are more than 1000 clubs of netball.
  • Did you know a netball hoop is around 3.05 m (but you can adjust the height).
  • There are 12 players in the silver ferns. All of them live and work in separated areas in New Zealand.
  • If you are playing indoor netball the ceiling has to be 8 meters.
  • Did you know netball is part of the Commonwealth Games
  • The Silver ferns will travel into the host country for every four years for the commonwealth games.
  • The silver ferns were founded in 1938

Visual art

Kauri hub have been doing visual art, and we had to draw our shoe. They were really tricky because we had to draw every little detail. This is my shoe. As you can see in this picture, I drew the sowing on the side. I didn't do to much detail because I thought I would muck it up but artists always make mistakes.
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On Thursday the 9th of june kauri 89 and kauri 12,11 had matariki,And there were lots of fun activities to join. Like Carving,mural art,Tukutuku panels, poi,painting stones,kites,sewing,cooking,a matariki story then weaving,planting and zumba. It was a fun day and at least everybody tried The fish pie and floaters that the cooking people made. I mostly liked the Tukutuku panels with Mrs kikase they were woopsy splunkers. The poi making was fun to. In fact I thought that the whole day was fun.

Friday, June 10, 2016

My art

I really enjoyed making my piece of work because everything turned out how I wanted it to. Like my ovules being in the right place and all the patterns in the right place’s as well. I also decided to put some more detail in my art, I put stars,triangles,Hearts,lightning bolts and some lines in the ovules. I am really pleased with the way it turned out but I would change the way I died my piece of paper. I would do a pattern with the blue die instead of just a blue curvy line.

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My project based learning

My Creature is...
A rabbit
Some things I needed to consider about my creature:
Rabbits need hay and dark spaces to hide in. Rabbits also need to exercise so they don't get lazy.
My enclosure has these special features for my pet:
A fluffy bed that the rabbit can dig into and hide  
In If they are afraid and they don't want to be picked up. I also had a carrot washing line for the rabbit to work for their food and not get given it. The carrot washing line could also avoid getting bored.
What I am pleased about:
Everything worked just how I wanted it to and I finished it in time. But i liked the bed most of all just because of how it looked with the fluffy cotton balls.
What I have found tricky:
Gluing the half ice block sticks to the cardboard (and cutting them in half) because they kept on leaning backwards or forwards And I had to hold them down till the glue was dry.
What I would like to improve:
Having  some more things into my enclosure for my pet to play with and having a bigger area.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Water worries

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Every drop counts
  • Turning the tap on and pouring yourself a glass of water is one of the simplest things to do but in other countries it is hard to even find clean water.

  • Water issues are here to stay But here in nz our problems with water have hardly started.

  • But one day people will realize that even a drop can be useful meaning they haven't noticed that Every drop counts

An endless cycle
  • We got our water from all kinds of places Rivers,Streams,Lakes,Springs and even water that falls on roofs.

  • Ground water is another important source.

  • But no matter where the water comes from it is all part of the water cycle and the world has always had the same amount of water.

  • We are still using water from millions of years ago when the dinosaurs existed.

The water cycle
1.The sun, which drives the water cycle, heats water in oceans, rivers and lakes
2.Some of this water rises into the air as vapour and becomes the water droplets in clouds
3.Eventually, colder temperatures force the clouds to lose their moisture as rain,hail or snow
4.some of this flows into rivers and lakes and finally the ocean.some of it stays frozen
As snow or ice for hundreds madie even thousands of years and then the rest of the water stays deep within the earth where is becomes part of the water supply, and comes up and becomes one with the springs.

The problem
Because of the water cycle the amount of water will never change, But the amount of water that we are drinking is changing