Tuesday, 15 April 2014

♡ Basket ball ♡

For the past few weeks we have had a fantastic time learning how to play basket ball and the rules. I learnt that you have to dribble the ball while running to shoot the hoop. I also learnt that when you start the game it’s a jump ball. The rules are simple don’t make a travel ( running with the ball and not dribbling), no contact and many other rules (that I don’t remember :P ). I recon the most difficult thing to learn was to spin the ball on you’r finger. The I liked the most ( actually loved :x ) was at the end how we played a actual basket ball game.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Maths:- Unit measurements

WALT:- use body parts as a unit of measurement

When I measured my maths books the length was 2 fingers and the width was 3 fingers.

♥Steak and Mix veges♥


3 1/2 cup rice
61/2 cup water
Mix Veges
2 or 3 onions
Canola Cooking oil


Measuring cups
Knife (adult supervision)
Chopping Board
Electric frying pan/ frying pan


  1. First wash the pot and add the 3 1/2 cup of rice, then thoroughly wash it.
  2. Then add 6 1/2 cup of water , measure up to the first line of you'r index finger to ensure that it has enough moisture
  3. Add a pinch of salt for flavour and cook for 45 min.
  4. Slice the onions and add into the frying pan with the cooking oil.
  5. Then caramelize the onions then add the steak and cook until it turns brown, then add a pinch of salt for seasoning.
  6. Then add the mix veges and cook for an extra 10-15 min.
  7. When rice and steak is all done serve, share and enjoy.

Comments frm the dinners:-

Tevita (uncle):- It was delicious but it needs more seasoning. Thank you for the meal.

Sina (Nana):- MMM Yumm but it was a bit dry.

Kaz (aunty):- Fantastic that you're learning to cook. Good Job

♥Mince and Mix Veges♥


4 1/2 cup rice
8 1/2 cup water
Mix Veges
2 or 3 onions
Canola Cooking oil


Measuring cups
Knife (adult supervision)
Chopping Board
Electric frying pan/ frying pan


  1. First wash the pot and add the 4 1/2 cup of rice, then thoroughly wash it.
  2. Then add 8 1/2 cup of water , measure up to the first line of you'r index finger to ensure that it has enough moisture
  3. Add a pinch of salt for flavour and cook for 45 min.
  4. Slice the onions and add into the frying pan with the cooking oil.
  5. Then caramelize the onions then add the mince and cook until it turns brown, then add a pinch of salt for seasoning.
  6. Then add the mix veges and cook for an extra 10-15 min.
  7. When rice and steak is all done serve, share and enjoy.

Comments from the dinners:-

Tevita:- Yum good you added enough seasoning

Sina:- It was a little still a little bit dry

Kaz:- Good girl you are improving. Thank you for dinner

Reading Response activity Warming up, cooling down

This is a non-fiction text, why do you think the author begins with a narrative about Freddie on page 2? [Explain your answer]  I think he begins with a narrative to make the reader think that it’s a recount or a narrative.

On page 6-7 there is a diagram of Freddie’s clothes and Aput’s clothes. Compare the two and consider which clothing would be warmer, and which would be more comfortable. Explain which items you would prefer to wear in the snow and why. I think Aput’s clothes are warmer because the clothes he is wearing is made out of fur and fur is a good insulator. I also think that Freddies clothes are comfortble because the animal skin would be heavy.

Staying warm, Keeping coo


To keep warm you need to wear plastic materials, like polarfleece, polpropylene and nylon clothing because they have tiny pockets that trap air in the same way hairs do and they are also cheap, tough and factories can make a lot of plastic materials very quickly. When  we get too cold our body tells our sensors and then our brain tells our muscles to move really fast to keep us warm and thats called shivering. Our brain also tells our blood to stop travelling too close to the skin so we don’t lose a lot of heat. Humans are mammals and mammals are warm blood. Our blood is the main thing that keeps us warm. Our bodies like to be a about 37 degrees celsius, but if we drop down to 36 degrees celsius then thats too cold.

When we need to stay cool our brain sends the blood to the surface of the skin to help us cool off, that’s why people who are hot look red. We all have fat on us and fat gives us energy and we use lots of energy when we are cold.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

♥Alaisa fa'apopo (coconut cream rice)♥


5 cups of rice
1.5l of coconut cream
1 1/5 tbsp of salt
10 cups of water


Potato masher


1. First wash a pot then add the 5 cups of rice and thoroughly wash it.

2.  Then measure ther water to the  first line of you'r index finger to ensure that the moisture of the rice and the coconnut cream create the puff in the coconut rice.

3. Add 1 1/2 tbsp of salt to the rice for seasoning.

4. Cook the rice for about 45 min.

5. After it's  cooked add the 1.5l of coconut cream and use the potato masher and mash the coconut cream and rice together.

Article summary of Old homes hold energy answers

East and Bats courier

Friday 7 March 2014

By Sarah Roberts

The article is about two old state houses that we're bought for a song that could hold the secret to how people can hang onto the kiwi lifestyle into the future.

The G.I homes were bought from housing NZ and have been moved to Auckland University's sustainable built futures centre at Ardmore. They will be used to test ways of becoming more energy efficient at a low cost.

"In the world there are 1 billion people living with our kind of lifestyle and another 7 billion trying improvw their living conditions and this results in using more eneegy" centre co-director Geoff Austin says.

Research is already happening on the houses with installation of water. Solar pannels will also be put on roofs to explore natural energy ans heat sources.

One of the centres major focuses is to provide a large scale research site for the NZ building industry to trial all new products. Students will work on the state housea to explore innovative engeneering design concepts related to sustainable living.

Article summary of cellphone message not getting through

East and Bays courier

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Cellphone message not getting through

By Jenny Ling

This article is about thousands of Aucklanders who can't resist picking up their phones or replying to text messages while driving. These people are being punished with a fine of $80 and 20 demerit points.

"There are still far too many people using cellphones for texting and conversations" AA spokesman Mike Noon says. Mr Noon says people often ignore the law because of peer preasure to answer their phones. "The problem they have is if they don't answer their mates get angry at them".

Some say the law doesn't go far enough. Auckland University professor of psychology Mr Lambert was one of several NZ academics and scientists who made a submission to the government urging a ban on hands-free devices. The group pointed to more than 30 scientific studies which found drivers are using hands-free and hands-held phones. "There's no real difference between using hands-held and hands-free phones because one of those things people need to know to that the hands-free option is not a safe option,it's the same as drunk driving" Mr Lambert sayss.

According to ministry of transport figures, mobile phones were a big problem in 89serious crashes in Auckland in the three years before the ban. In these crashed four people died and eight people were injured. In the three years after the ban there were  67 crashes and a gain resulte in four deaths and eight injuries. Since the ban the fines issued by police has climbed in Auckland police districts which includes Auckland city, Counties Manukau and Waitemata. Police issued 2,229 tickets from November 2009 to June 2010. That jumped to 4,842 in July 2010 to June 2011 financial years while 5,237 people got fines.

♡I feel so sad and angry when I hear that people die from crashes or they die in a crash when they're using a phone.♡

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Article summary of Karrens unique helpline

East and bays courier

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Karrens unique helpline

By Sarah Argyle

This article is about a woman named Karren Leushke who has been working with youngsters through kids line since it was first launched 26 years ago. She dedicated her 69 years to the well being of children.

Kids line is a free and confidential phone service that have year 12 and 13 counsellors offering the right amount of empathy but have enough distance to be the best ear for kids line target age of 6-13 year olds. But it's basically older children counselling younger children which is fantastic.

"It connects me with young people who are wise and it's good to know I'm having a positive effect on someone's life" she says. "We need it, our kids need it, our young people need it because it's one of those service's that can make a difference, that does make a difference and I intend to stay a part of it". I love it when people care so much for others that they want to help them feel better inside
and out. I feel that kids line is perfect for young children, and I know someone who worked in kids line but age left for other reasons and now she is in the army serving the country.

My amazing experience at the ZOO!!

The Zoo trip!!!

On Friday 4th  April room 7, 9 and 10 went on a exciting trip to the Auckland Zoo, to learn  about native birds. In the morning my Uncle and I walked to school at 8:00. When we got there Mrs Parker did the admin to make sure we were all there. Then we went down to the hall so Miss Elia could talk to us about our behaviour expectations.

Next we walked onto the bus and we drove to the Auckland Zoo. While we were driving there we played a game called sweet, sour or savoury. When you wave to a stranger and if they wave back they are sweet, if they don’t wave back they’re sour and if they don’t see you they’re savoury. While we were playing suddenly the bus stopped and we were there. We hopped out and we were introduced to Laura, John and Richard who were our instructor’s for the day.After they sorted out the tickets we were lead through to our meeting place where Laura told us where we were going to.

The first place we went to was the high country with John and he showed us the Grand Skink and the Otago Skink. There were four glass cages that had Skinks in them. But one looked empty because I think it was the Otago Skink because when I read the information it said that they are nocturnal and it’s day time.After we observed the Skink’s with curiosity we then went to see the Kea which is an alpine parrot. But before we walked in we had to wait for the other door to close because if both doors open then pest’s will go in and hunt them. They have a sort of bright orange under their wings. There were about three Kea’s in that enclosure. I also think there was a random bird in that enclosure as well.

Later on we went to Laura in the forest enclosure. There were several birds there but I saw a fantail on the outside of the enclosure. Laura told us that birds eat a seed but they don’t digest it just goes through them and out their bottom. Then the seed regrows so birds play a important role in spreading the seeds everywhere. We then moved up to the canopy which is the top of the forest and Laura showed us several birds which were at the top of the enclosure. While Anamanu, Puawai, Chanel and Gemima were standing at the edge observing the birds they suddenly got pooped on.

Then we were sent to Richard in the night enclosure where we saw eels and kiwis. We learnt that female eels go to Tonga and lay their eggs and they grow up they go back to their parents home, so it’s like if you’r parents are born in the islands and you were born here then you travel back to the islands and live there. Later on we walked into the kiwi enclosure  where it was as dark as night. Richard told us we had to adjust our eyes to the darkness and focus on looking at the back of the enclosure. Eventually we saw a kiwi at the back of the enclosure.

Finally we ate and then had free time to check out any enclosure we wanted. I was in Mrs Parker group so we discuss which enclosures we would see 1st,2nd and 3rd. So we set off to see the American alligators. When we got there we closely looked at the alligators but they just sat there and it looked like they were dead but we could see them breathing.

The second enclosures we saw was the golden lion Tamarin, pygmy marmoset and the cotton top Tamarin and the ring-tailed lemur. While we were watching the monkeys it looked like they were flying through the air from branch to branch. We found out that the male ring-tailed lemurs rub their scent glands on their tails and wave them at each other for access over the females [which is why we are lucky that we’re not like them].

The third enclosures we saw were the spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys and the Siamang gibbons. The spider monkeys were in their cozzy little houses, some of the squirrel monkeys were sleeping with their young. When we got to the Siamang gibbon we thought it wasn’t there but it was hanging from the top of the enclosure and I think it was sensitive to loud sound.

The fourth enclosures we observed were the Galapagos Tortoise, Otter’s and Red Pandas but before we got to the enclosures we went past the playground and the [fake] tarantula enclosure where my group and too a photo on the stone tree. When we got to the Galapagos tortoise we observed them and Moli, Ilalio, jack and James made up voices for the tortoises. While me and Anamanu were touching the lone Tortoise on the other side.  Once we got to the otters they were fighting over a dead fish which was kind of disgusting and the red panda was trying to climb to the top of the tree and jump out of the enclosure but it couldn’t.

The firth enclosures we saw were the seals and the Penguins. When we got to the penguins they were swimming in the water together and in the same enclosure we also saw I think it was a bunch of ducks hiding under a boat with their eggs. After we observed the Penguins we saw some seals swimming in the water and lying on the rocks. One was on the door and it looked like it was twerking.

The sixth place we went to was the kunekune and the Guinea pigs near the kids zone where we had time to play and look at the kunekunes and the Guinea pigs

The final places we went to were the pride lands and the hippo river. The we got to a elephant sculpture where I took a picture of Anamanu. When we got back to school Miss Elia told us a woman of the public emailed her and said she was proud of our school and that she has lucky to have lovely student in her school.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Sunshine online- Magda and the mammoth hunter

Today I read this story called Magda and the mammoth hunter. It is about a girl who found a cave that has drawings about 100 of years ago when men hunted mammoths and ate them. At the end of the story there were activities and I got 100% right.