Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Netbook Reflection 2013

How has having a netbook connected to the internet helped my learning this year?
-My netbook has really helped me a lot to do with writing about recounts, maths on Maths whizz and on reading I use Sunshine Online. It has helped me improve in my learning in many ways that could be possible that will help me learn. Being online is better than offline because there’s hardly anything to do offline.

I’ve learnt that she prepares everything on time and make sure that we finish it.

I’ve learnt how to go on useful websites that contains my learning in it.

I have learnt how to blog presentations on my blog but that was what I learnt from a friend.

I have learnt how to download things that were not allowed to say so yeah.I just download games in my free time from chrome which is free.

I have sent my friends some links to some learning websites that can help them learn some useful facts.

Having a netbook is like exploring the whole world by learning their culture recipes, except you're exploring from a digital screen instead of going to the place where your looking at.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

✝Dance Fever✝

This morning at school we had another session of Dance Fever. We sort of began late about 10 past 9 it was alright I mean I didn’t mind. When we got there to the hall we straight away got with our partners and began with our foxtrot. We went over it again just to see is we still remembered it from last week. This morning was pouring rain maybe that’s why our instructor’s came late or maybe there was traffic that’s something I need to find out.

After learning the Foxtrot we began with our chacha it was easy but the one thing that the teachers complained about was the lack of how we're dancing. So after that we straightened our arms and our neck also our legs not long ago we were perfect. After that we were straight into the hip hop dance because they thought we already knew all the moves. Afterwards we had a little fun and did the gangnam dance.It was like very fun everyone was pumping everywhere with there own weird moves. Later the class next already arrived and so that was the last of Dance Fever.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

House Sports

On Monday we had House Sports. Student’s get divided into 4 colours. It’s Rata,Nikau,Kowhai then finally the Kauri team like the tree. I’m in Nikau the blue team our activity was relay racing on the field. We all warmed up with a relay each then got into the real game. When it was the end of the game Rata won so that’s bad news for the Nikau team because we lost.

Dance Fever

Today my class and I had another session of Dance Fever and it was a lot of fun. We began with the old moves from last week and continued on with the cha-cha. There were only a few moves to finish of with the hip hop dance then go onto the cha-cha. We started with some footsteps then finished. Some of the new moves we learnt was hard but I’ll still get through it. I can’t wait for next week learn some cha-cha.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Narrative Writing

During the school holiday’s Sophia and her family moved to a new house, further down the road from school. When Sophia was helping her parent’s move out some stuff out to the truck, she could see a hoodie at the corner of her eye watching her take some boxes. It was kinda scary having a guy stalking you when they think we don’t know. “Sophia pack 1 more box then you can go sleep over the new house while me and Dad finish off some boxes and furniture” said Mum. “Okay Mum see you in the morning bye” replied Sophia. Soon Sophia arrived at home and went to her bedroom and had a snooze. She could feel a pointy,sharp pocket knife pointing at her nose. “GET UP and follow me down stairs” shouted the man in the hoodie. Sophia got up and followed the dude which was Jacob to his house hidden in the woods with other people living there. I was terrified I was scared that they might kill me on a early age 15, I thought to my mind.

We walked in and seeing the kind of people there, they actually look like criminals that escaped out from prison. Jacob lead me to a dirty,old and dusty room upstairs, I kept on trying to climb out the window but every second I hear footsteps walking pass the room. It was hopeless going out the window. Next morning Sophia was hoping to go home safely to her parent’s. Jacob took her downstairs and showed her around the kitchen and right be side the kitchen oven was the door to freedom. Sophia took a run for it while Jacob bent down to tie his shoe lace. “YAY now I gotta find my way back home” said Sophia. When Sophia saw her Mum’s car parked at the drive way she ran her fastest and ran to her mother.

Sophia called the police and in a fast voice she said “Hello I need you to arrest these kidnappers hidden at the woods NOW”. The police zooming to my house was a good feeling and the police siron was REALLY LOUD I could hear it from a distance. The police team raced to the hidden house and arrested the kidnappers 1 by 1. “It’s a good feeling that Jacob and his friends are now arrested” said Sophia. Sophia and her family lived happily ever after.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

My Inquiry Presentation

Dance Fever

Last Tuesday my class and I had an exciting program running at our school called “Dance Fever”. Dance Fever is a studio that teaches kids at school how to boogie. (dance) After we learn all 3 dances we go and compete with other schools with our dance moves. Our instructor’s names are Captain and Christina. We began with some basic skills just to warm up. Afterwards we started to dance and it was very fun. I was really tired after dancing so then we had a Boy’s vs Girl’s challenge. Each team had to do whatever moves the leader is doing. It looked like the boy’s were going to win because they were the only people that were dancing. Once we knew it the boy’s won the challenge.

Pumping Pedals

                                                               “ Pumping Pedals” by Maggie Lilleby

1. Recall
Give a brief summary of the story.
This story is about Sally competing in BMX bike competition. She’s only versed boy’s in the competition because no other girl wants to join in the club.

2. Infer
What kind of a person is Sally Davies? Tell why you think this.
She would do anything to compete in BMX races and I know why because BMX racing is her main lover sport.

3. Evaluate
Explain why you think the author entitled the story as “Pumping Pedals”
They called it this because there’s a lot of pedaling in this story.

4. Think about it
Why do you think Sally would like to attract more girls to the sport of BMX racing?
Because Sally is the only girl the races in the BMX racing course and maybe she doesn't want to verse on boys anymore.

5. Recall
How are the bikes designed and what are they made of?
They are made out of things that are meant for bikes.

6. Think about it.
Why did Sally groan as she remembered her first racing bike?
Cause she didn’t know how hard you have to work to achieve BMXing.

7. Please explain the racing technique called “pumping” and why it might be important?

8. Do you think BMX racing is a dangerous sport. Tell why or why not you think this.
No because before you get on the bike you put on the safety helmets and clothing on too.

9. Synthesize
Please tell what you liked most about the story and why or why not you would like to be a BMX racer.
I like BMX because you have fun and it can be exercise for your calf muscles. You will also have so much fun and meet new friends.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Persuasive Writing on Charity Fundraise

Have you considered yourself trapped in the hospital with cancer? Just to begin with there are adults and children that are suffering because of cancer. However, not all cancer diseases are contagious so that’s quite good news. Leukemia is the type of cancer that is in your bone and blood. For example, Leukemia would come to you body randomly so it’s not contagious. There are over 200 types of cancer that are in the world, In fact, there is over 12,000,000 people that are diagnosed with cancer each year. I believe that participating into doing charity work is helping the cancered patients.

Keeping Clean

We should keep clean just to be careful from diseases and always make sure we stick to the 20 second hand wash. It is actually saving your life to be washing your hands and also using hand sanitizer. Keep clean and stick to the 20 second hand wash.

Fear of Death

First of all, many kids are aware of dying in early age because of cancer. All around the world 108 life’s are gone and vanished to the graveyard in every 60 seconds. And I found this information from the internet, so It could be true or false.

╚> Donate and Fundraise
We should encourage people to do some fundraising and also do a lot of donating. Many kids and adults out there suffering just because of cancer. In fact it would be so generous if you could donate or even fundraise a bit money for cancered kids and adults.


I think keeping clean and donating treasure’s of our own would be a huge difference to our life. I believe that people around the world should take a stand and encourage non-cancered people to donate things to the sick and unwell kids and adults. Not helping is just too mean so I would just suggest to you all to help the cancered  people. Sometimes we will need to donate something for people who can’t really get. Which I would want to tell the world about.Thank you for listening. :)

Friday, 30 August 2013

Final Collage

Today in ICT my class and I made a collage of images full of our passions. A lot of people were struggling through the lesson but we eventually made it to the end. It was a lot of fun to do and hope to do it again.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Design Examples

Today at ITC at Technology we saved some collage of images and wrote the positives,negative and how to target the audience to look at the collage of images. We completed 4 examples and posted 2. It was very easy to do and hope to do it again to become a pro at doing it.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

♚ Softball Session

Today Room 10 and I had an softball session with 2 couches from the Auckland Sport. We began with a warm up game Octopus across the court. 2 taggers in the middle trying to tag the classmates that are at the side line of the court. After a while we got into 2 lines and with a partner also with a glove warming our shivering hands from this cold weather. We did some basic skills like throwing the ball and rolling it to the other. Then came along a competition, we had to throw the ball but if we caught it we take a step back then before. My partner and I were eliminated because I didn’t throw properly so we ended up at the corner of the court. Afterwards we watched the 3 teams that went through finish to win.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Squash recount

Last week Room 10 were lucky enough to have a Sport called Squash. We had from Tuesday and Friday. We had to members from the Auckland Sport and they were named Tristan and Ricardo. We began with simple ball skill and passed it around the mini circle. Afterwards we got to challenge some classmates from our class. Our classmates tried to break the high score the was 42 but I know that I didn’t. Then we moved to the other circuit, challenging the expert Tristan and try to take her out of the rally. I obviously didn't beat her that’s for sure because I suck at Squash. So later on that week we did more challenges and basic skills and learnt a lot. It was an enthusiastic sport to play and had to move around the court a lot. It was very hot inside the school hall because of all the running that has been inside the hall.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Squash Lesson

Today Room 10 and I had an playful morning have a sport that we've never heard before Squash. We always begin with a warm up playing with another partner. It starts off by hitting the ball on the ground once and smash it to the wall in front of you. You can trick you opponent by hitting the ball from the side wall then hitting it to the wall in front . It's basically a easy game as long that you don't hit the ball above and over the 3 lines. At the end of versing students from my class I eventually made it to the grand finals, and I honestly lost my match. Anyways next time I would try harder.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

✺My Reading Work

This is my reading work and I have finished all task from last week. Enjoy looking at my work.

1.What could the great Alfonso pull from his hat?
Birds,rabbits,carpet snakes and a Siamese cat
2.What did he do to the lady?
Alfonso sawed her into bits
3.What did Alfonso forget to say?
Comprehension Questions: Learn, Create, Share
   4.    What do you think is the main idea of the poem? Explain your answer.
It is about Bertie Garbor Magic tricks and about the lady that got sawed in bits         
   5.    What is the new trick the magician is training to do?
A goat trying to float
 6.    Does Alfonso use complicated tricks or words in his show any more?
          Explain your answer.
Not any more because of his failed tricks he did.
Application Questions: Learn, Create, Share
   7.   Do you think the information in this poem would be useful if you wished to become a
         magician? Explain your answer.   
No, because i think this poem is a made up stories and made up stories aren’t true.
   8.   What question would you ask Bertie?
     Why did you saw the lady in bits
Thinking beyond: Learn, Create, Share
Analysis:  Can you think of a possible problem with teaching a goat to float? Explain your answer.
I would tie a rope on the goat and lift the goat from a helicopter

Abracadabra Poem

Today I have finished one of my reading task called "ABRACADABRA". It is a poem and this term were learning about poems and how to write them too. In the poem Bertie the magician saw a lady in to bits and I had to solve his problem if it is ever possible. Below this writing is the solution.

-Can you think of a solution to Bertie’s problems?
I would get the cello tape and tape the ladies body parts together and say “ABRACADABRA”

Monday, 5 August 2013

My Magic Trick

-Last week all student from Room 10 had to think of a magic trick and publish it on our own blog. Under here is my magical magic trick hope you enjoy cutting a lady in half.

Hands on: Research about magic tricks. Learn one and practice it until you are confident enough to perform in front of the class / assembly. With your friends, organise a magic show for your assembly.
Draw a pretty lady on a halved piece of paper. Second grab pair scissors and cut her in half. I bet you're wondering how the lady will be in her normal body shape, all is left to do is cello tape her back. ABRACADABRA

MY Holiday Recount

Wow! Last week Saturday My family and I rode off to Lollipop Play land. My Family and I were celebrating my 12th birthday and enjoying the time at Lollipop Play land. We were all filled with excitement and couldn't wait for the huge, bouncy slide. When we got there we jumped out the vehicle and walked to the entrance.

We all looked everywhere to see what obstacles that were provided. I zoomed to the bouncy slide and quickly ran to the frog piano. The piano was making frog noises when you step on them. There was a corner that had animal costumes. I was dressed as a Lion and doing a pose in front of the camera. We really enjoyed playing on the different and playful things that were there. Afterwards we were puffing out air and began to be exhausted.

Lollipop playland was a great place where to spend my birthday. I had a lot of fun there sliding down the cool slide. I wish to go there another time and have a lot of fun and sweat in my clothes.

Softball lesson

At the beginning of a new term we had a softball session with 3 expert coaches. Three Auckland softball sport ladies came to  .We began with a warm up game called “Traffic Lights”. Red light is stop, orange light you walk and the green light is when you try and sprint to the finish line, which is the end of the court. We were all getting ready until we heard purple and half of the students ran to the end of the court when It wasn't part of any of the colors. We slowly started until the lady shouted out “ GREEN ” and all girls and boys sprinted to the end of the court.

Afterwards we began with a challenge that we get a partner and try to not drop the ball while we're throwing it to each other and the most number of throws wins. My partner and I were hearing the numbers going higher and higher so we played hard to win the game. My Partner accidently dropped the ball and we had to go sit out. So that was what we did for our Softball session on Tuesday.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Using Photoshop

Today I learnt how to use Photo shop and make a digital version of myself on the computer by puting in the outlines of myself and the accessories that are on me. We kept on making mistakes but we aslo still went through it without stopping. We made 3 layers just in case we did a huge mistake on the layer we are using. Although I didn't finish I'll keep on editing my work.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Shape and Space

Today I learnt how to order shape into the columns. It was very easy on some of the questions until I got confused with one shape. Next time I would be looking forward to the next activity about Shapes and Space.

Friday, 5 July 2013


Today I learnt how to do division with animations. It was pretty easy but next time I'd be looking for a harder activity.

Technology work

Today for Technology I learnt how to crop,flip and colour a image of a magazine. We watched a video for instructions and followed it so we could complete our task. It was really fun to do.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Numbers to 100

Today I learnt how to add 100 with numbers on Maths Whiz. I completed some numbers but not all. My goal next time is to ace all the numbers and get them all correct next time.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Handling Data

I learnt how to handle data. I had to organize the animals into first place and end at last place. I had to type in how many seconds they took and the places they were in except for the last figure. 

Danger on Cooper Mountain written by Ed Hansen and drawn from Rosanne Hyndman

Today for reading I read a book about camping out at Cooper Mountain. Two brothers and 1 friend geared up and set a camping trip to a Mountain after pouring white rain. It was a good example for me because I'll be going to camp. I hope a good time there as how the character in this book.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Airy Fairy

During the few past days I read a book about a flying fairy. There was only one fair that was always disturbing and coming late to the first ever assembly at the beginning of the year. For a reason she was the only student that always mucked up everything in her learning in class.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Even Numbers

I learnt for the first time what are even numbers. Even numbers are numbers that end with 0,2,4,6 or 8. Before I played this activity I thought even numbers were all numbers that were to do with or 8. Maths Whiz has helped me in my Even Numbers

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Today I solved a problem that had to do with Multiplication. It was a little bit hard for because I haven't done any  practice lessons to do with it. Next time I would think next time to get 100 per cent

Stranded Written by John Carr and Illustrated by Micheal Wilkin

Today I read a book called Stranded. It was about Team Turbo having a day of fishing at the salty ocean. One of the members from Team Turbo Maddy caught a tiny little fish tiny as a little black ant. It was a fun book to read and I would like to read more of these hooked in books.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A Pumped up Game

Soccer was a great way to start the day. Room 10 had a warm up game “Octopus”. Then we had like a mini tournament of soccer rotating in 4 little groups versing each team. I was in the blue team playing with 4 other players in my team. In the first round we played the game and won fair and square. Then the other players were the Red colored team. Eventually we ended up at the out line with the other players. The Red team took a goal before we sat out the game. Everybody was red as a chili hot pepper because we were all sweaty after all the games we competed in.

Friday, 21 June 2013


Today I completed organizing regular and irregular. I had to sort out the shapes that are normal and shapes that are not shapes. It was a easy activity and hope for a harder level next time.

Wattle Street Hockey by Meredith Costair and drawn by Tom Kurema

Today I read a book about playing Hockey on the streets. Four best friends play against each other and found out there teams names. The Street Cats vs the Street Dogs. It was a hard game for both teams but the Street Dogs won the game

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Today I learnt how to solve fraction questions. Fractions are pretty easy and they were easy to solve. I had to answer what fraction I had to finish the spooky ride. I really liked this activity because I understood everything that has to do with fraction.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Soccer Lessons

Today we had an amazing lesson of soccer. Today our focus was “dribbling”. We started with a warm up game  called “scissors”. It was a difficult for me to do but I eventually aced doing the scissors. Afterwards we played a short game of soccer. The Outlaws vs Bulldogs. What a game It was a hard team to verse but when the whistle blew no team scored a try. Both teams were both zero.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Maths Whizz

Today I learnt how to solve word problems. It started of medium hard for but although I completed all questions. I got 10/8 correct. Next time I will work harder and get all questions right.

Thank you letter to Rotarians

Room 10
Glenbrae School
Glen Innes

17 June 2013

The Rotarian

Dear President
Thank you for sponsoring books for us every year. I have improved my reading and also my knowledge of the world by reading books you give us. Glenbrae is very honoured to have a club like yours to sponsor us some books.

Reading is very important because it helps us improve our reading levels. Every student in Glenbrae School is already learning new words because of your help. Glenbrae School will now be a smart school because of your sponsoring.  

Please continue to support us.

Thanking you
Yours sincerely

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Skateboard and Spaghetti by Janice Healy

The main part of the story was about skateboard tricks and having scrumptious spaghetti. A boy called
"Pumpkin Patterson" had a burger thief and the thief was a pet dog. Pumpkin was  very disappointed and  was very cross with the dog. Then came along his friend "Curly" that invited Pumpkin to come for a meal with pasta and spaghetti.

Soccer Lessons

Today we had an amazing lesson with our Instructor called “Ben”. Then we begin with a warm up game “Octopus” then afterwards played another warm up game called “Juggle”. It was similar like playing with a hanky sack except using a soccer ball. It was very hard for me but as for my partner was beating me by miles. Then we got organized into 2 groups that played each other by playing soccer.It was a fair game but the opponent were just to hard to handle. The game was 1 all and was a fair game but then the game was over.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

How to ride a bike

WALT: Follow instructions
Today I have done an activity to write a procedure about riding a bike.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Today for maths I have established working on division problems. I have finished answering 13 divided 2 =6 and still have to answer the reminder equals to  1. It was a pretty easy question for a person like me. Next time I would be wanting to be working on a little bit harder question.

How to make a Milo


Ingredients and Materials:

1. Set the kettle
2.Pour some milo and sugar in the cup
3.Pour the boiled water into the cup
4.Then stir the milo and sugar until it looks yummy
5.Finally you can enjoy your hot milo

Conclusion: Now you can enjoy your hot yummy milo

Procedural writing

WALT:how to write a procedural recipe

-How to make toast with butter
-Ingredients and equipment:

1.First put the bread into the toaster
2.Then get the butter & butter knife out
3.Get the bread out of the toaster
4.Swipe the butter knife on the butter
5.And put some butter on the bread

Conclusion: Now just Enjoy the delicious toast  

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Maths Whizz Division

Today for Maths Whizz I began with Division. The task I had to do was to half the number and try to not get hit from the monster before time runs out. At the end I got 4 wrong out of 20 but it was a nice try. My goal next time is to get every division problem correct.

Maths Whizz addition to 50

Today for Maths I hopped on Maths Whizz. The task that was organized for me was to eat all the numbers to 50 and over. It was very easy to complete. Next time I would want to complete a bit harder questions. 

Holiday Farm

Today for reading I read a book called Holiday Farm written by Andrew Whitmore and Illustrated by Tom Kurema. The whole story is about a family going out camping at a farm.Next time I would read a book a bit higher level to improve in my reading.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Ninja book

Today I read a book written by Adele Broadbent and Illustrated by Wayne Hovis. I really enjoyed the book reading about camp ninja. The book I read is called Ninja.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Ice-cream shop window

Today for reading I read a book called The Ice-cream shop window. The main part of the story was when Team Turbo was framed of doing  graffiti on a Ice-cream shop window. This story was written by Christine Miles and Illustrated by Michael Willkin.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Making Mozzy for reading

For reading today I read a book called Making Mozzy written from Jen Storer and Illustrated by Tom Kurumera. The main part of the story was when  two best friends make a puppet together.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Netball Lesson

Wow today we had a enthusiastic lesson. Today we started off with a warm up game called 4 lines. Afterwards we played a simple game, chest passing with teams.The Outlaws vs the Bulldogs.  It was a tough game but the Bulldogs really played their game to win. There were a lot of cheering for both teams but Bulldogs won the game.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Shout out !

Today I read "Shout out" by John Lockyer. I am able to understand the story and complete all the related activities. I am proud of myself reading the whole book.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Calculating Weight

Today I learnt how to solve a question to do with Calculation food.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

China Quake

What a shock China has had another quake at South Western Sichuan at last week Saturday night in town. Eventually over 5,500 people are injured  and a proximally 156 people dead. Before the quake at evening, an earthquake  hit Long Men hard and nearly busted down all of there buildings crushed. 20 hours later a teenage girl Wang Xing seated her family in fresh air outside and a large blanket on top to keep them warm. Rescuers,Helpers and also family members helped people get to the nearest hospitals and wait and pray. May God  help and bless China.


Today I have completed 1 activity to do with Measurements on Maths Whiz. It helped me learn how to do measurement on a clock. Once I finished my activity I get credit to maybe buy a toy or a live dragon to play with in my own time. Maths Whiz is a great website to learn mathematics.