Friday, 30 August 2013

The Vile Vendor

In this game all you have to do is to choose which one is Impossible, Unlikely, Equally, Likely and Certain. For me it was pretty hard when I had to fill the vile vendor. I would really like Mrs Ramkolowan to teach me how to fill the vending machine. I want her to teach me because it is confusing.

Character Study - Queen of the Barn

Alan is a very interesting character in this story. He has a lot of qualities of himself. That is why I chose Alan.

1. Alan is a caring character. Alan is caring boy because he cared for his pet Daisy. He cared for her because she was ran over. She flew by the drain and her leg was a mess. So he ran to her and picked her up with jacket under Daisy.

2.  Alan is a very very hard worker. He is a hard worker because he worked for a part time job. He did the paper run. Every time he did the paper run he would earn 20 dollars from his parents. With that money he would buy clothes. Then with the leftover money he would saves it to buy himself a radio - controlled plane.

3. Alan takes responsibilities. He took a big responsibility when his cat entered an accident. Without Alan telling his parents he took Daisy to the vet straight away. He had his own money that he saved up.

4. Alan is always focused. He is focusing on saving money to buy him a radio - controlled plane and he is not depending on his parents to buy his own things. Plus is he focused on Daisy checking on her every week.

That is why Alan is very interesting. Alan is my favourite character in the story - Queen of the Barn. Only if I can read this story all over again and again.


In this graph here we have types of news. The types of news in this graph is Good, Bad, Mixed and Neutral. Mrs Ramkolowan gave us a sheet that we had to mark. It was either G (good), B (bad), M (mixed) and N (neutral). The most marked that Tainah and I did was Bad, Mixed and Neutral. The thing that I liked in this topic was choosing what graph I wanted. It was pretty hard typing in the Y title and the X title. So I asked Alisi if she can help, and she did.

Popplet - The Skin

Without Cantik :(

Walt: write a report / narrative.

In Wellington Zoo a Sumatran tiger that was put down arrived from Burger’s zoo in the Netherlands. The staff took care of her for a very long time because Sumatran tigers that live in the wild live until 10 years but Cantik lived for 21 years. Then she died. Cantik suffered malignant adrenal tumors and severe arthritis. 

The Sumatran tiger have short powerful legs, huge paws and a large powerful jaw. Tigers fail at  least 90% of the time to catch their prey when they are hunting. Cantik’s name really means ‘beautiful’ in Indonesian language. Like a human fingerprint, no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes on their coats. There are only a few hundred Sumatran tigers left in the world. If we do not look after them right then their species will be extinct. They mostly eat water buffalo, ambo deer, buffalo, wild pigs and antelope.

I think that Sumatran tigers should receive euthanize medication so that they can die painless. Instead of them dying with a lot of pain and for them to go through all their stress. Wellington zoo should put on a show all about Cantik, so that everyone can remember Cantik. The main thing I will miss about Cantik will be her name.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Turning fractions in its lowest terms

Walt: turn fractions in its lowest term.

The exercise I did was to try and turn the fraction into its lowest term. To turn the fraction in its lowest term all you need to do is to half the numerator and the denominator. In this game I used a strategy that everyone knows - 2 x timetables. The confusing and tricky part for me was that in every fourth question the denominator was an odd number. The easiest part was turning the fraction to its lowest term. I would love for this exercise to become harder by making it into mixed fractions and turning it to its lowest term. The next aspect I would love to learn is to try and turn odd fractions in its lowest terms.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Poster - Washing Hands

Inspirational People - Edmund Hillary

Walt: use our research to write an essay on an inspirational person.

My Inspirational Person

I have been inspired by many people, but I have chosen Edmund Hillary. I chose him for many reasons. Edmund Hillary was born on July 20th 1919, in Auckland, New Zealand. Edmund Hillary was apart of British Everest Expedition in 1953. It was led by Colonel John Hunt. Hunt chose a selected group of experienced climbers from all around the British Empire. Among the group Edmund Hillary was selected for a climber in New Zealand. After months of planning and organising the expedition began to climb. On the way up the team established nine camps.

Some of which are still used by climbers today. He took up mountain climbing along with Tenzing Norgay. To reach Mt Everest in 1953 Hillary later participated in Expeditions to the South Pole. Edmund was also amongst the first to reach the top Mt. Herschel. He also cultivated resources for the people in Nepal. Edmund Hillary’s first Experience of mountain was in a class trip to Mount Ruapehu.

He went to University for two years, but left to join his father and his two brothers in family beekeeping business. In 1939 Edmund climbed his first mountain (Mt. Oliver) in Southern Alps. In 1953 he joined a British team that was led by Colonel John Hunt. Edmund Hillary had climbed Mt. Everest with his supporter along his side Tenzing Norgay. Now and then people will still remember the things that Edmund Hillary did for the people in Himalayan Mountains.

The reason why I chose Edmund Hillary was because he helped the people in Himalayan Mountains. Edmund Hillary and other helpers from Himalayan people had built their first school ever. He has encouraged the Himalayan people to build 27 schools, 2 hospitals, 12 clinics, an airfield and 7 bridges over raging rivers. The work that the Himalayan people are doing are still working today. That is all  because of Edmund Hillary. Edmund Hillary has inspired me an many many more people.

Friday, 23 August 2013


Walt: analyse the character in a story.

Jamie is a boy that does not like to have unfairness. He always tells people he is old enough to take care of himself. He is all about fairness in the world. He wants everything for himself. Jaime is always jealous when he sees someone taking his credit for something. All the time Jamie is always saying “that is not fair”. Jamie grumbles and moans all the time. His family is always fussy when Jamie is trying to be right. When Hannah was told to look after Daniel, Hannah didn’t do her responsibility Jamie had to take care of it.  So Hannah took Jamie’s credit of looking after Daniel. Daniel’s mum paid Hannah next day and Jamie was very very angry. “UNFAIR” shouted Jaime.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Proper Fractions

This game was really challenging. It was challenging for me because I have to try and get the nest in the right position for the egg to go in. To be honest it was hard to get the right answer in that amount of time. I would really like Mrs Ramkolowan to give me homework on this particular part of maths.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Huria Matenga

Huria Matenga by Mikayla Kanuta on GoAnimate

If you want to know any facts about Huria Matenga click on the play button and you will soon find out.

Friday, 16 August 2013


Walt: write a rap/poem.  

Looking at the other team
Makes me wanna scream
Staring in their eyes
Also staring at the prize

The whistle goes
The others might be overdosed
The ball’s in the ring
They came from Beijing
Puzzled faces on the players

We all going in confusion
The ball needs protection 
A Lot of goals
They gave up their souls.

The previous news
With super-clean shoes
The whole team scream
We all had a theme

Another ball in the hoop
They even made us soup
5 minutes says the timer
That might be an old-timer

We won the game

They all had shame
We broke the record
When everyone ignored

It was all a dream
That wasn't extreme
I wanted to smash the mirror
When I pulled the trigger

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Prevention is better Cure

Walt: respond to the presentation given by the Public Health Department.

Early this morning all the students went to the hall to learn about rheumatic fever. As the kids were coming from their classes we all waited and waited until the whole school ended up in the hall. Dr Alison Leversha and all the nurses from the Tamaki Community came to our school for a very special reason. Three guys from the Vodafone Warriors also came to school. They came to encourage us to say “Ahh” or to tell someone if you have a sore throat.

Awen Guthenbeil was a legend in Rugby League. Awen Guthenbeil represented New Zealand and Tonga in Rugby League. He told us a story when he was 9 years old. One day he woke up and he couldn't move a muscle. He told us that he had saw joints. So he dragged himself to his parents and he went to the doctors. Awen was in the hospital for two months. Then he realised he had rheumatic fever. So he had  treatment and stayed in the hospital for a long time.

It was the same for Crystal King, but she had a cold. Then it moved to a sore itchy throat. She thought  if she ignored it,  it would heal. Suddenly it worsened. She started to find it hard to breath, she also had painful joints like Awen Guthenbeil. She was so sick she couldn't walk. She had rheumatic fever. Crystal spent months in Starship hospital. With her family supporting her, Crystal made it to the end. For 7 years Crystal had to have injections going into her hip every 28 days. Crystal has taught me not to ignore my colds, fevers, sore throats and sore joints. You never know, you might have rheumatic fever without you knowing. 

There was a message that was given to us kids, parents and teachers, to never ignore a itchy sore throat. It could lead to rheumatic Fever and you will regret it for the rest of your life.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Three Questions

Walt: answer 3 questions.

What is the best time to do things?
To me, the best time to do things is when I have nothing to do or when days are really boring. Sometimes I even do things that I'm not supposed to do in my time. So the best time to do things is when I have spare time and when times are really boring.

Who is the most important person?
The most important person to me is my Uncle Raymond. He is the most important person to me because he is there for me and he cares for my family. Plus he is in hospital, so really he is the person that is important to me.

What is the right thing to do?
The right thing to do is to always pray for my uncle. To go and see him in the hospital and to check how he is 24/7. So that is the right thing to do for my uncle.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Money Wise

Walt: write a response to the talk by Evan.

My thoughts about this is actually making me think about this topic properly. It makes me spend money in the correct way. Evan has taught me how to spend and to handle money. Sometimes I would like to improve the spending that Autymn and I do. I focussed on Evan because he had a really good point and his personality was a funny. It was like he had everyone’s attention. It was helpful for Evan to come to school and to give us advice and information about the benefits and the income. It was nice he shared some of his stories about his spending. I think he had a hard life trying not to spend that much money. Most of the time when I get money from my parents I try to save it, but after a few days I spend it. I would love to improve my spending real fast. My family helps me to save my money or tells me to put it in my bank account. I even put my money in my piggy bank.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Identifying Fractions

Walt: find fractions of a set.

In this game you have to read the message on top of the screen and you have to find the shape that says the right fraction. Once you have found the shape that says your faction, you select the shapes and you will get your answer. This game was really easy for me. It was because I had learnt my fractions. I would really like Mrs Ramkolowan to teach me how to add mixed fractions. This would be great to practise everyday.