Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Images for writing (Forest writing)

Forest Images for Writing
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Learning Intention: We are learning to be Resourceful by Capitalising and making good use of the things that are available for us to use in the classroom to help us with our learning.

Paired/Individual Writing

How: Choose a buddy to write with or work by yourself.


  • I support the main ideas with enough detail to give the reader a clear and engaging picture.

  • I write sentences that mostly make sense.

  • I use language features to extend or clarify meaning and engage the audience.
    • Similes
    • Metaphor
    • Personification
    • Onomatopeia

The Icy arch
By Chloe ,Tia and Lyric

  1. village
  2. Ice skating
  3. Banquet
  4. Man stealing
  5. Trapping simon

The naked trees towered over us as we walked along the icy pathway. We were heading towards a big archway of snow covered trees as we started to realise it  lead  to a whole new icy land. Wow look at the sparkling icy lake and the people in the village skating upon the ice. A little boy skated to us and said
“hi their my name is Freddie come join us”.      
We looked up at each other and smiled , let's do it we thought to ourselves.

“Where are the ice skates?“ Tia asked  
“In that little blue and white shed” said Freddie
“Ok thank you” lyric said as Freddie skated away. We ran to the other side of the frozen lake and opened the door
“wow” Chloe  said under her breath as we looked around the sparkling white walls with lots of gold shelves with lots of different colors and sizes.
“Right” Tia said “what size are you chloe” Tia asked
“I'm size 2” replies   Chloe, what about you Lyric
“I'm a size 5” replied Lyric
“and I’m size 3” Tia said,  so off we went to go and get our ice skates, we all squeezed on our ice skates then carefully walked over to the lake.

About 5 minutes later we all had our ice skates on.
“So how do we ice skate I kinda forgot how to use them” Chloe yelled to Tia
“um just walk around the edge then you will get the hang of it” Tia yelled
“ ok ”said chloe as she slipped on to her bum
ouch” !!! chloe screamed. We skated all around the lake until about 9.00 then we thought it might be time to go to bed.
“where is the visitor hut” Tia asked freddie
“over there” he said
“thanks” said Lyric and off we went to the visitor hut, we finally got there when we saw how beautiful the place looked with 4 pure white bunks and  the ladders were beautiful sparkling gold.
“ok we need to go to sleep not admire the room” announced Tia
“ok” replied Chloe and Lyric at the same time. We hopped into bed and snuggled up into the warm, comfy covers as we fell fast asleep.

When morning came we jumped out of bed and whipped back into our day clothes and ran outside. WOW we said under our breath of steam
“look at the sunrise” said Lyric amazed
“yeah it’s amazing” whispered Tia.
The trumpets are going off “ahh what do we do is their an emergency”screeched Chloe at Tia and Lyric.
“Hey you guys are you hungry” yelled a villager as she ran closer
“Yeah of course we are” announced chloe
Then come over to the banquet
“Ok” as we ran behind  the villager the tables were full with pancakes and eggs , bacon and more.
“Hey guys look at the cake it’s ten layers high” said lyric. Tia’s mouth was watering as she looked at the huge chocolate cake before her.Chloe almost fainted when she saw how tall the chocolate fudge cake was,It looked like a staircase. At the end of the day all the food was gone and it was time to go home to bed. We ran to to the visitor hut and opened the door and ran inside to bed.

“Hey guys wake up” whispered chloe
“I think their might be someone in here, I can hear somebody in that chest over there” Chloe whispered  “ok who is it” Tia and Lyric whispered together “i don’t know let’s have a look” so Chloe,Tia and Lyric tiptoed over to the chest and opened it and…  Somebody Leaped out “Move out of my way my son is waiting” The Grumpy old Man yelled!!!

“I’m suspicious that was Freddie’s dad because I knew he looked up to mischief” Tia confirmed .
“I don’t know Tia Freddie is nice” said Lyric.
“Well he had a evil like smile” said Chloe.
“Ok definitely evil” said Lyric.
We went back to bed then thump bang it made the same noise
“what the heck is going on now” said Chloe.
“It's not in here we'll see in the morning then report it” said Tia worried .
“ok” said Lyric. So off we went to the town hall. We walked into the town hall and went to the reception and told them what happened to us  they said “trap him”

“What are we going to do” Chloe said in a worried voice,
“I know” said Lyric
“we could trap him in a cage”
“No no no” said Tia
“we could trap him in the forest with barbwire and get his name and age and everything about him”
“That's good” said chloe
“Let's go tell the town hall people and get supplies”
“Ok let's go” yelled Lyric already running off
We ran to the town hall and told them everything we had in mind, then they took us to this really weird place and gave us all the supplies.
Then we went home and put our stuff in the safe and went to bed.

The ice was sparkling and we raced to the village and we found the man  that was in the chest. Chloe was sooooooooooooo surprised

The next day we started to make the barb wire cage the long , thick , black wire swirled around  forming a strong base . We wrapped the wire around and around until we formed a nice, strong cage to catch the man in .
“ I think this will do” said Tia.
We set it up in the forest so we could catch the old man in action.  
“Were sure to catch him now” said Chloe .
“ Yeah”said Tia .
While we were making the cage the town hall people were making a lock for the cage. We put the lock on the cage and left it open for the old man to go inside.We heard a few noises but it was just a couple possums.   It was heading to night so we went to bed.

Boom crash bang. “What was that” shrieked lyric jumping out of bed “I don’t know” said chloe panicking” well we are going to find out” said Tia calmly. We put on our slippers, ran outside and rung the village bell to wake everyone up then we all ran to giant cage that was closed. We looked in the cage, two people were sitting inside one was crying and the other pacing. “We caught  them” whispered Tia “Yep” whispered lyric. We ran into the cage and there they were Freddie and his dad. “What are you doing” yelled Chloe “nothing we were …. We were”said Freddies dad “We know you up to something” Tia yelled “fine” said Freddie “No son No” yelled his dad “we were ... up to something” Said freddie “knew it” said Lyric “we are going to report this to the closest prison” Said Tia. So they took them to the few cells that were there until the prison comes to collect them.   
Once they got there everyone was cheering and hugging the three heros that saved them from their misery, but it was time to go home back through the Icy ach and back down the Icy path way all the way home.

The end

Monday, November 20, 2017

Safe Cycling Poster and Wordfind

Safe Cycling Poster

Front Poster
This is my safe cycling poster it has two sides one with a poster and one with a word find and sign meanings. 

Back Word find

 What I did

First we planed what we were drawing .
Then we got a big piece of paper the drew
the out lines then drew and labeled the signs.
Then black outlined the signs lines and labels.
Then we did the word find and words then filled
it in. Then we black outlined then the wrote the
rules with the signs.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

P.B.L Volcano

                                                                                      This is my volcano model.
This is a composite volcano. A composite volcano is a volcano that is very tall and steep.
(I made my volcano with lyric)


Here is a little description of volcanoes: 

There is one big question and that question is what are volcanoes. Then there are more questions alongside it like how they are formed, how they erupt, why they have vents,what is magma and what is the earth's crust. What is the answer? Well you’re about to find out.

How do volcanoes form?
Volcanos form by trapped magma pushing its way through the earth's crust to reach the surface. When the magma reaches the surface it explodes out and is now called lava, the lava keeps pouring out of the crack in the earth until there is no more magma to come up. Then the lava cools and turns back into its normal form stone which causes a volcano to form.

How do volcanos erupt?
Volcanos erupt by the tectonic plates moving around which activates the magma to rise. When the magma rises to the top of the volcano it turns into lava and explodes out of the volcano. After about 1 hour (if not longer) the volcano will stop erupting and the lava will cool and turn back into stone.It turns back into stone because magma forms by rocks melting beneath the earth then it turns into magma and then when lava cools it turns into stone or pumice. Pumice is formed by gases still in lava when it cools that forms pumice.

What impact do volcanoes have on the world we live in?

Destruction/Damage is caused by the lava burning trees and houses.
Pollution/Ash pollutes our water so we have no drinkable water, also we can’t use showers.
Lava/Gases burns trees, houses and fences which is harmful to animals, people and lots of wildlife.
Farming/Ash helps with the soil around crops. Ash is good for the soil around crops.
Heating is made by the lava in the earth's crust.
metals are made when the volcano erupts lava, and then then when the lava cools it turns into metals, pumice, ash and stones/rocks.

How I made my volcano
I started my volcano at home and I painted the grass and put chicken wire in the shape of the volcano.
The next day I took it to school ready for term 4 so I could start my volcano.
When the time came to do my volcano Lyric and I Paper mashe the chicken wire 3 times then we left it over night to dry. Next we painted our  volcano brown and waited for that to dry so we glued the houses and trees onto our volcano. By the time we had done, the brown paint was dry so we did the lava and did a second coat of brown paint then left it over night to dry. Finally it is Friday so then we painted over the dried glue splodges on the grass and under the chicken wire then we did  another coat of brown paint and did the ash in the lava then left it over night. On Monday we did one last coat of paint then left it and we were done.
That is how we made our volcano.   

One learning muscle I have stretched is my collaboration muscle because I worked with lyric and I am not strong with that learning muscle because I am independent and I don't like working with other people.

Something that was challenging was paper maching my volcano because when ever we went to do another coat there were holes in it so we had to keep going until there were none left.

One thing I enjoyed was creating the model because I have always liked to made models and do art so I enjoyed making the volcano itself.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Siapo Art

This Is my siapo art. I did two slides on accident so I desided to blog both of them.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Kaitawa Thank you letter

after camp we wanted to thank the parents that came to camp with us so we have been writing a thank you letter over the past week and we are going to give them to the parents so they are thanked. here is one of three that I have done, as an example.


Nikau 6/7
Parkvale school                
Howard Street
Hastings 4122

23rd of may 2017

Dear Steven

First I’d like to thank you for giving up your time and energy for a week and coming to camp with us and having fun and supervising us.

My first highlight is caving because we had to do a challenge and that challenge was to not get your shoes dirty because the end cave’s floor was covered in bat poo. so instead of walking through it we had to try not to fall of the walls into it and shimmy across the walls. I also liked caving because i had to be brave and crawl through gaps and tunnels and try not to think about spiders and wetas.

Another highlight was kayaking because Lyric and I were together and when we started we were not in time but until we figured out what way each other were going then we managed to get our rhythm. One other thing I liked about kayaking was when we got stuck in the weed and couldn't get out so we had to struggle our way out by back paddling (going backwards) to get out of the trees and weed.

My last highlight was walking the hinerau track because it took forever and also I enjoyed the scenery of the trees and plants covering the dirt. I also liked it because of the scenery when we got up to the top of the mountain because the lake was clear water. I also enjoyed watching the stupid challenge. The stupid challenge is when you have to go into water waist depth and stay in the freezing cold water for 45 seconds. But I did not do it because i’m not stupid.

One interesting fact is that camp kaitawa used to be a school but it shut down because hardly anyone went their because it is such a small area.

Yours truly


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Visual Art/Diorama

My Hub has been doing my special place writing. my teachers came up with the idea to make a pastel, collage or diorama. I've made a diorama to match the topic my special place. I made a diorama with two half's one with my special place and one with my room.If you want to find out what my special place is go to my writing witch is also posted on my blog.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Inventing Tenting/Maths

for maths this week I have had to chose a tent out of tent a,b,c,d and e. I chose tent c. tent c was a half of a cylinder with 5 faces the base, the 2 sides and the 2 front peices.