Saturday, 31 May 2014

Powtoon Video - Facts about Brazil

Here is one of the homework tasks for Term Two, Week Four, to get 4 facts about Brazil, then to present it in a cool way. This time, I have included audio, cool, right?

Friday, 30 May 2014

Spelling Activity - Syllabification



100 Questions

Here are my 100 Question's for today, which includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As always, this took a long time...

Thursday, 29 May 2014

General Knowledge Term Two, Week Four

Here is the General Knowledge for this week. This week, we (Me, Chasity and Taylor) have chosen the country, South Africa. Check out their blogs:

Monday, 26 May 2014

Explanation Plan

Here is my plan for my explanation of why I cannot live without the internet.

Cybersmart Tweet

Here is my positivity tweet for Cybersmarts.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Flubber Follow Up

Throughout this week, Room 8 have watched the movie, "Flubber", and have done follow up tasks, such as a presentation based on the movie and maths and many more. Earlier today, Room 8 had an experiment on making our own "flubber", though it didn't have the types of chemicals used in the movie.

The pictures above show us in the process of making our own flubber. 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Homework - Current Events

Name of Article: Iranians freed after 'Happy' video arrest

What: 6 men and women have been released from police after being arrested for appearing in a parody of "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. The video has gone viral from May 19th, reaching over 300,000 views. 

Who: Tehran's police chief, Hossein Sajedinia, Pharrell Williams, who tweeted, "It's beyond sad these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness", one of the dancers, Reihane Taravati, President Hassan Rouhani, who also tweeted, "#Happiness is our people's right. We shouldn't be too hard on behaviors caused by joy,", and many more.

When: This article was made at 12:45 PM Thursday May 22, 2014. The video was posted on May 19th, 2014.

Where: This event occurred in Iran.

Homework Task - Measurment

Here is one of my homework tasks for this week. I had to see the weight of each item and put them on a scale from lightest to heaviest. 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

100 Questions

Here are my 100 questions in the picture above. Took me a long time to do this.

Silly Sentences

This is one of the spelling activities for spelling this week.

Spelling Words:
  1. natural
  2. mixture
  3. reaction
  4. actions
  5. research
  6. information
  7. select
  8. reject
  9. highlight              
  10. answer

It is always natural to have a mixture of actions when facing a reaction. Although, research shows information that says that "to have a highlight means to have a low light'. That means you would have to select and reject some of those actions. Now, on a different subject, you will need to answer why I am telling this in the first place.

Homework Task: Target Number

This week's target number: 250

- 0 + 250 = 250
- 220 + 30 = 250
- 249 + 1 = 250
- 250 + 0 = 250
- 210 + 40 = 250
- 245 + 5 = 250
- 225 + 25 = 250
- 230 + 20 = 250

- 300 - 50 = 250
- 260 - 10 = 250
- 251 - 1 = 250
- 290 - 40 = 250
- 255 - 5 = 250
- 252 - 2 = 250
- 1,000 - 700 - 50 = 250

- 25 x 10 = 250
- 250 x 1 = 250
- 1 x 250 = 250
- 50 x 5 = 250
- 125 x 2 = 250

- 500 ÷ 2 = 250
- 750 ÷ 3 = 250
- 2750 ÷ 11 = 250
- 2500 ÷ 10 = 250
- 1250 ÷ 5 = 250
- 2,000 ÷ 8 = 250

What makes a good discoverer?

How To Be A Good Discoverer

Being a discoverer is something people have found easy, and also hard. We are all curious, but most of us just don’t enjoy doing their thing, discovering the answers to life’s questions, like ‘Why is the sky blue? Are we really seeing colour in our life? There are also discoverers that have found something new that would/has affected our lives forever. If you are willing to be one of these types of discoverers, keep reading...

I will start off this explanation by telling you (the reader) this one word.


What do I mean by this? I mean being determined to succeed, and being determined to keep going after you fail, but the question is why? It’s because when you have determination, it helps you succeed; when you fail sometime in your discovery, it makes you feel MORE determined to get to the bottom of the question. By doing this, you could be easily enjoying what you’re doing; maybe even find the answer.
My next point in this explanation is that a discoverer needs to have an open mind. To have an open mind means to let other’s have their say and not be a so called “know-it-all” and also, it means being creative, opening to new things and such, so that if you are stuck, you will know an easy way out. Doing this, you could end up with many answers to your question; also some points to backup your answer, which leads me to my next point.

My final point in this explanation is strong evidence. This means that if you have evidence (backup to answer, test results, pictures, text) that could prevent situations such as:

  • People denying that you have found/answered something.
  • People debating whether it’s true or not
  • People not believing you because you have no EVIDENCE!

Having this done, people will now know you are being truthful about your discovery; not just saying something that doesn't have any backup nor evidence.

If you follow these three points, you could end up with a bright future in the world of discovery. Being a discoverer, you could also have an open mind so you could also be creative, have determination so could strive to succeed and face failure, include having strong evidence to back up your point, and also, encourage others around you to be a discover as well.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Story Starter

Story Starter: Write an article about a dedicated dentist who navigates home without a compass.

Have you ever looked into the life of your local dentist? Well, that is a question only 30% said "Yes" to, but, Dr Andrew Bannister is a well-known dentist, who indeed navigates himself to his home, without a compass!

"It's a gift." Bannister says. He is a dedicated dentist, who has been fixing and checking teeth for over 20 years. "Nearly all my patients remember seeing me years back, but it always taking forever to come from home to here. 12 miles!" he says more. Though he seems to have no way of knowing how to get home and back, he says he has a talent, finding his way home without any gadget.

It may sound strange, but a lot of people have believed the dentist, even went with him home. One of the people, Jeffrey McLane, says, "He is a remarkable man, guiding his way home far away from here.".

We also volunteered coming on with him, and guess where he leaded us? 24b Eastcliffe Crescent. He is really a great guider, to his home, that is...

Monday, 19 May 2014

Why Tamaki Primary Need a Student Council (Homework Task)

Student Councils do well in schools around the world, but does Tamaki Primary need one? I say yes, and if you want to know the reasons why in my explanation, you too will think Tamaki Primary should have a Student Council. Before I begin, I will say this, not should have a Student Council, as that might mean I am just giving advice to you (the reader), but could have a Student Council would be better to have.

If Tamaki Primary has a Student Council, it would make the school more better. This means that the Student Council could help with decisions made with the school, generate and improve their own ideas. Doing this, the school with be more fun than before, and other students will like the ideas.

My second point on why the school could have a Student Council is so that they could solve problems with other students so duty teachers at break times can stress less. This means that they could:

Stop disagreements around others
Prevent them from doing anything wrong
Stopping the situation before it gets worse!

Doing this, the school could have a good reputation, and also have less problems outside.

My last point in my explanation is that we need a Student Council because it will change the school. Since the Student Council will have Councillors, or students, they will show an example to others (especially the junior syndicate), help in those in need, support and encourage others, and many more. Doing this many students will feel more motivated to come to school more and also be around friends.

If you have listened throughout my explanation, you will be able to think if Tamaki Primary could have a Student Council, and what would happen if we did have one, like the school being more friendlier because of the happiness going around, the events such as fundraisers could work better with the help of Councillors, and also encourage and support them whenever they are stuck, having them feel comfortable at school. Thank you for reading my explanation.

Unscramble These Words

This is one of my homework tasks for this week. I think I might have solved it.



2 Weekly Blog Post (but it's Monday)

Hi Blog...

Let me just point out these 3 events.

  • Year 7 and Year 8 Fundraiser a Success
  • Mothers Day (left at home with my brother...again)
  • Another Student Council meeting today
Wait, that reminds me, sorry that this is on a Monday. Trying to keep up with these blog posts. It was a busy week, mostly because of the Year 7 and 8 Sausage Sizzle, and there was this thing where lots of visitors came, and I helped "guide" the visitors inside, who were then guided by Malia and Alison, and then ended up at the hall, where tables were set up.

Wow, I thought I didn't have time, but look above, a full paragraph (not really). There's another fundraiser this week, so wish us all luck!

Mother's Day (Sunday 11th) was good. I stayed home, because of my brother (don't ask, a lot of people ask). Just like last year, but I got more lollies, and mints. 

Ever turned that song "All By Myself" on loud behind a person who's sitting alone? Don't.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Excluding Behaviour.

This is a drawing of friends who treat other friends with excluding behaviour. I worked with my friend, Chardonnay.

Inclusive Behavior

Here is a drawing of how friends treat their other friends with inclusive behaviour. I did this with my friend, Chardonnay.

"Have" and "Get" video script

Here is my presentation of the examples of "have" and "get".

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

How to be a Good Discoverer

Here is a drawing of How to be a good Discoverer. The people who helped me were Simon and Wiremu.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Stop The Clock

Today I went to play "Stop the Clock - 24 hours" game

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Spelling for Today

Today I did one of the spelling activities, "Word Shapes". Here are some of the words below...

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Definition Battle

Here is the definitions of the words "Scientist" and "Inventor".

Skills for Adolescents

Here is my drawing about Friends and Acquaintances.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Grammarnastics for today

For Grammarnastics today, I did a work sheet about the words, "Have" and "Get".

Sunday, 4 May 2014

2-Weekly Blogpost

Hello Blog,

I've been expecting you. Well, not really, it would be a surprise if you are reading this now!

I have planned this 2-Weekly Journal, because the holidays are 2 weeks, right? So, that brings me to here, now, Sunday.

Before I tell you what's been happening, let me explain this:

Nearly every time on the Saturday before the start of school (Terms 1-4), something always turn my holidays around. The first this happened was when my Uncle and his Girlfriend (I still think she is the girlfriend, but her status said Engaged) took me to Sylvia Park for the movies, but because the next movie was in an hour, we went shopping instead, along with ice-cream!

Then another time, Saturday before school started, two kittens came to my house during a thunderstorm! We took care of them for 2 days, and I may have accidently scared off their mother, I don't know why. It WAS the same colour as them, and she looked like them. On the day school started, we sold them to a friend of Dad's.

This time, on Saturday (yesterday) I went with my Mum to a car wash fundraiser. It was in Otara. Lots of cars came, probably because Mum and the other Mums were saying (or otherwise yelling) "Car Wash..." a number of times, whilst holding "Car Wash" signs. Lots of cars came in, where as most cars just drove past us, and they were actually hearing the words, "Car Wash!". It was actually my first car wash ever, and wow, a Mainfreight truck comes in...

Thank goodness the driver had a long brush. The wheels were big, the windows felt weird, but at least I touched a truck in the holidays. No one would believe me when I say, "I went to a car wash fundraiser..." then they could say, 'Yeah, pretty boring..." and then I'll say, "We washed a truck..." and they would go, "Oh, really? Don't believe you.". Yeah, that'll never happen.  |:-|.

Anyway, the holidays were pretty just nothing. It was like my usual weekend, but it lasts for two weeks. ANZAC Day was pretty good, the Wellington Commemoration Service was at Parliament, which was weird, since the location was different last year, was it? I didn't get ANZAC Biscuits this year. Bummer. My Uncle's Birthday was on the same day, but I didn't really get to see him.

Also, school is tomorrow! Ah, time to get the updates, use my netbook, learn new stuff, go on new "adventures" in my journey of my new class, Room 8.

Until next next week,


Friday, 2 May 2014

Reading Highlight 2

Another day, another book!

This next book, as I said in the previous post, is called Watch Your Tail! by the author of the popular Geronimo Stilton series, Elisabetta Dami. This book tells the story of Geronimo Stilton's ancient ancestor, Geronimo Stiltonoot.

This book started off normal, him waking up, but then a meteor shower STORM. Stiltonoot then finds out that everyone has the Great Stomachache, besides him. The result of having no stomachache...becoming the chosen one! 

As the chosen one, he sets off to find the cure for the great stomachache, along with Trap (cousin). When they finally get the cure and Geronimo carves the cure in his stone notebook, they find the Club Brothers, the two who cave people claim they would help them with the stomachache, pouring prune juice into the water, leading to Old Mouse City, causing people who drank it a stomachache. They were responsible for the epidemic! 

Back at Old Mouse City, people come to Geronimo to help clearing the water. In the morning, the water ran smoothly, and was back to normal. Gossip also started saying Geronimo is in love with a mysterious rodent, the rodent who is Clarissa Conjurat, but no one knows it's her.

At the Singing Rock Square, Geronimo tells everyone that the Club Brothers were responsible for the Great Stomachache, and they accidently say they did do it, so everyone chased them out of town, and they were long gone after that!

Amazingly, this is the first time I have read a two whole books in the holidays, it is!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Reading Highlight

This week on the last week of the holidays, I have been reading my Duffy book called, "Field Trip to Niagara Falls", from the book series of Geronimo Stilton. The author is Elisabetta Dami. She is an Italian writer, who writes under the pseudonym of Geronimo Stilton. I read this book under two days! That's the fastest I have ever read a chapter book.

This book was about Geronimo Stilton, who goes on a trip to Niagara Falls with his nephew's (Benjamin) class after thinking they were going to The Rodent's Gazette, the most famous daily newspaper on Mouse Island. He pays for 24 tickets, that is the whole class, plus Miss Angel Paws (a teacher who he seems to like) and himself.

They arrive in Toronto, Canada. Camping for the night, Stilton called his sister for help with the 9 tents, the campfire and the bathroom. The next day, they all went to see the Niagara Falls. After looking at the magnificent falls, they all went on a boat to look under the falls. Punk Rat (one of the students, and one of Benjamin's friends) falls into the water, and so Geronimo dives in, grabs Punk Rat, gets back onto the boat, and is a hero!

Back to the camp, Geronimo asks Miss Angel Paws if she's married. She sobs, saying she was in love once, until her lover was chased by a cat, but later, amazingly, she is reunited with her lover, Gentle Mouse. There goes Geronimo's chance of getting her.

At the end, where they all take down a fire, make a wedding, have a wedding, and go back to New Mouse City, the class say goodbye to Geronimo, which was sad, considering they spent lots of time together while overseas. Then Geronimo decided, he should travel more, and off he went to Blue Cheese Island.

I found this book interesting, with Geronimo going on another adventure, saving a person's life, reuniting a couple, making the tents, the fire, and the bathroom, and also, taking a class to a trip overseas, which was by accident, really.

I am currently reading another book in the Geronimo Stilton series, called, "Watch your tail!". I had just started reading it, and it is about Geronimo Stiltonoot, Mr Stilton's ancient ancestor!