Thursday, 1 December 2016

State Of Matter

Discussion Doc  
States of matter

Work on this Doc together with a partner or in a 3.

Give three examples of each state of matter?

What’s the difference between the three states of matter?
Solid molecules are close together and arranged in a regular way.
Liquids molecules are close together but not as tight as Solids molecules and not as.
Gases molecules do not touch. Their molecules are far apart from each other.

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you learned from this reading task.
We have learnt that molecules are the smallest particles can get. Another word for molecules is particles. The elements from the Periodic table are molecules. Some molecules from the periodic tables are natural and some have formed by mankind. More molecules are yet to be discovered.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


Fast Rust Task

Walt: synthesise information from multiple sources.

Work on this Doc together with a partner.

What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.
Oxygen from the air (O)
Water (H2O)

Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)
When some metals are exposed with water and oxygen, it forms rust. Rust is a type of corrosion. Rusting occurs when H2O (water) and O (oxygen) is in contact with iron or steel. The rusting process becomes faster when salty water or acid rain is applied.  
How could you prevent something from rusting?
By preventing metal from rusting you can paint it or put a layer of oil or grease over the metal. It is a good idea to use this as a solution so that the oxygen could bounce off the metal instead of rusting it, depending on what kind of environment  the metal is in.

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
We learnt that the term corrosion is used to describe metal breaking down when it is exposed to the environment. We also learnt that rusting can be prevented when you either paint, grease/oil or a process called galvanizing. An example of galvanizing is when you put zinc and iron together, the zinc protects the iron but it sacrifices itself because zinc reacts more than the iron.

In this task I learnt about rust and how metal can corrode. Rust is a type of corrosion, corrosion happens to metals when they are exposed with water and air for a long time. Rust slowly breaks down metals into other chemicals. Another name for rust is hydrated iron oxide. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


This week in maths class our teacher Miss Clark taught us about Geometry.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Number Knowledge

Walt: Identify the equation within a word problem.

This week is the first week of the term and the new topic is ch, ch, ch, ch changes.

Friday, 16 September 2016

NZ Current Reports

In this week's task for literacy, my group Ruapehu had to search for a any Olympian who was eliminated for anti-doping.   

Monday, 12 September 2016


This week we've still been learning to get use to ratios. To figure out the answer for ratios you need to use your multiplying skills. For example; there are 2 strawberry sweets for every 3 orange sweets in a bag of 30 sweets. How many strawberry sweets are there? Firstly you need to add 2 + 3 and it equals 5, then you figure out how to get to thirty by multiplying something with 5. So 5 x 6 = 30 and then multiply 2 and 3 with 6. 6 x 2 = 12 and 6 x 3 = 18 and the answer is 12:18


This was our equation for our Thinkboard this week and as you can see, it is a subtraction equation.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


For this weeks thinkboard we learnt how to add decimals. I solved the problem using the strategy partitioning.

Sentence Types

What kind of sentences do you use for your writing? I use to always use simple sentences before I knew there were two other kind of sentences. Now that I have learnt about the three sentence types I can now mix them up in whatever writing that I do.

Chicken-leg Effect

Have you heard of the chicken-leg effect? The chicken-leg effect is when, if you go to space your legs start turning skinnier because of the zero gravity.

Brenda Martinez

This week our task was to create a presentation about Brenda Martinez and an article about her. One of the points I learnt in this article was that Brenda couldn't afford new running shoes when she was young and now she is donating shoes to kids from her sponsor New Balance.

Monday, 5 September 2016


This week our thinkboard was a subtraction equation and the strategy I used to solve the equation was partitioning.


For this weeks thinkboard we have learnt to multiply decimals. As you must have already noticed, when you multiply decimals the answer is smaller than the equation.


For this weeks thinkboard we have been focusing on fractions. Also in thinkboards we don't just show how we get our answer, we also have to write ten other similar equations.

Friday, 2 September 2016

How do I prepare my Body & Mind for Sport.

This week we've been learning how to prepare our bodies and minds for sport. In this presentations you'll find some tips that you might want to try to keep a healthy body and mind.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Be the Inspiration

Here is a presentation that I have completed with two other people in my home class. It includes inspirational quotes.

Olympic Athletes

This presentation is just about athletes that I have researched for fun and it includes disqualifications, young athletes and good country representatives.

Silicon Valley Advice


\This morning we were inspired by two Tamaki College senior students; Saia and Gabriel. They were two of ten people who were chosen to visit Silicon Valley in America and explore some of the common companies. 

All ten of the people who went were male and were students from different colleges. Ten people from different schools are chosen every two years by Andrew Paddison and there's an age limit which is year 11. Saia & Gabriel inspired us and motivated us to reach for the top, go for goal and set your mind to what your looking forward to in the future.

Olympics Narrative

As the crowd chanted in unison, the eight competitors from all around the world had briefly started warming up. When the contestants were signaled to settle into their starting positions, silence filled the stadium. All eight competitors had immediately put on a serious and eager face.  
Bang! The crowd broke out of their silence mode and started roaring with excitement as the official shot the starting pistol and the racers had sprung out of their starting positions. As they rapidly approached the finish line, their eager facials had vanished when the race official had notified that six competitors had false started and only two had made it into the finals.
With disappointed impressions the six participants walked out of the stadium, when suddenly the crowd started chanting with anger. “Retry, retry, retry!” The race official stood there looking speechlessly at the mad audience and not knowing what to do. As the crowd continued shouting loudly for another round, the official had no choice but to restart the race. _________________________________________________________________________________WALT:  This week in literacy most of our focus has been on writing. Our task was to find an image about the modern Olympics and write a narrative about it. There are three types of sentences that we needed to include in our writing; simple, compound and complex.

Monday, 22 August 2016

A Bumpy Road to Rio

In this presentation you'll find that we have been learning about what it takes to get into the Olympics and it's a really hard journey.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Disqualifications In Rio Olympics

This is my presentation of my choice that I have completed in literacy. It's about people who were disqualified in the Rio Olympics 2016.

Monday, 25 July 2016


Here is my first thinkboard for this term! After I solved this problem using the strategy; part unknown I wrote down ten other similar questions. Can you figure them out? Please comment below if you have.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Day 2 Activity 3 - Logo Design

Here is my design for Olympic in 2020 in Tokyo. It shows this person doing push ups because in the Olympics you would have to do a lot of hard work and train very hard for the Olympics.

Famous Landmarks In New Zealand - Day 2

The giant Lemon & Paeroa is located in Waikato in New Zealand. It is a sweet-soft drink that is made in New Zealand. It was made by adding lemon juice and carbonated water from the town of Paeroa. 

Did you know that it took two years and nine months to build the Sky tower? The construction started in 1994 and opened in in 1997. It is located in the Auckland city, Victoria Street W & Federal Street. The height of the tower is 328 meters tall.

This is called 'Gumboot Capital Of The World' and as you can see it is located in Taihape in New Zealand. The boot represents the humble and hardworking working of their community. 

Day 2 - Episode 2 Of Tom & VInicius Show

In this episode that I watched of the Tom & Vinicius show, I think they were making a home to sleep in and including some of the Olympic sports while building the house. Click this link if you would like to check it out. 

Friday, 8 July 2016

Ancient Olympics Activity 3

When the Olympics were held in Greece 2792 years ago women weren't a loud to participate or even watch the Olympics. I think this was a cruel rule back then, because women should've been able to do what men could do back then and just as well as the men could. And it's also not fair for the women just to stay home alone and only the men to contribute in the Olympics. 

Ancient Olympics Activity 2

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(Fact No. 1) Milo of Croton was a Greek wrestler in the 16th century BC. He came from the Greek city in the southern Italy. (Fact No. 2) Milo was said to be a friend of Pythagoras. Milo of Croton saved his Pythagoras's life when a roof was about to fall on him. (FACT No. 3) The date of Milo's death is unknown, but people said that he had been splitting a tree in half when his hand became trapped in the tree.

Acient Olympics - Activity 1

About 2792 years ago, the Olympic was held in a place called Greece. Imagine you were invited to the join the Olympic, which one out of these would you pick to participate in: running, wrestling, boxing, pankration, horse racing and pentathlon.

  If I was invited to play in the Olympic 2792 years ago I would choose to join the running activity, the diaulos where the athletes run two lengths of the stadium. Reason; I am comfortable in running and more experienced in this sport than I am with the other ones. 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

A CATastrophe

For this task we were able to create characters for a descriptive narrative. The narrative that I have created is about a mischievous cat. Click on this site to have a go at making your own character and probably making your own narrative to go with your characters.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


This Week we have been given a task about Fractions. The strategy I used is called parts unknown.

Monday, 4 July 2016

A CATatrophe

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Joel rapidly unlocked the front door and saw the blood covered rat lying still on the cold hard ground in front of him. As he got further inside his house, a terrible stench slowly began to creep up his nose. He immediately covered his hand over his nose but after a while the smell disappeared.

When Joel reached the study area of his house he noticed that a window had been left open. He had been to Uni classes, but on his return he noticed mysterious scratches covering the window sill.

A straight A student at Auckland University, Joel had just returned home from a study break. When he saw the dead rat he felt sick. Then Joel realized that the living room was a total mess. The book shelf had fallen, couches and curtains had been ripped and glass scattered on the floor from a window that had been broken. He ran his fingers over his short black hair. “How did this happen?” he groaned.

 As he walked over to shut the window he heard loud ripping sounds coming from the direction of the living room. “What was that?” he whispered. Joel walked towards the direction of the noise but before he could take a step a vicious wild cat jumped at his face and scratched one of his bright blue eyes. “Youch!!” Joel cried.

He quickly stood and ran to the telephone where he rang the nearest pest control company. “Hi, how may I help you?” said a low deep voice. “Can I please have your finest pest controller now please it’s urgent” Joel said in a desperate voice. A few minutes later the pest controller turned up with all his traps and tools to capture the mischievous cat.

After the catastrophe was over, Joel sat calmly on one of the  wrecked couches in the living room. He gazed at all the books on the bookshelves that had fallen over and he remembered his study books and uni class, but he was already too late. Instead he stayed home to clean up the disaster in his living room. He definitely wouldn’t forget that experience in a while.
WALT: Write a narrative that has detail explaining the basics things needed in a good narrative. For this task we are learning to write a descriptive narrative and create an artwork that relates to our narrative. As you can see above my narrative I have created an image based on Collin Thompson's art work; Grandma's Treasure. 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Book Review

Walt: read for enjoyment

This week in literacy one of our tasks were to read for enjoyment. As you can see the book that I've read is called The Birthday Party Of No Return. Have you read this book before? I think it is a good book for people around my age (11, 12, 13,) to read this book because its not too complex to read. If your interested then do not hesitate to read it.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


This week we have been learning how to add fraction. Here is an example of how to add fractions;
3/8 + 2/4 =, I can work this out by rewriting the equation. Firstly, I multiply the denominators, 8 x 4 = 32, now 32 will be the new denominator. Now you cross multiply, 3 x 4 = 12, that's the first numerator,
8 x 2 = 16 that's the second numerator. Now you add it up 12/32 + 16/32 = 28/32 the numerator is now the same so you don't have to change it when you add it all together.

Thursday, 16 June 2016


A few weeks ago we have learnt about poems. There are five parts of a poem that we've learnt about. They are; similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, rhyming words & alliteration. Please check out the google presentation above to see what they are.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Walt: equally share items into groups to make fractions

Here is the  week 6 numeracy tasks. In this presentation we learnt how to add fractions. For example if you had an equation that was the same denominator you have to leave it the same and only add the numerator. The numerator is the top and the denominator is the bottom.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Walt: find fractions of a number
This is the week 7 task or activity that we have started and I have completed it. We are learning to find fractions of a number.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Duck Trouble - 'Show Not Tell'

As I took out the piece of bread that I had been saving to devour later on, hungry ducklings rapidly scurried over to me. I bent over to give them a piece of bread not noticing that as I stood back up my other hand was empty. Looking back at all the ducks, a variety of ravenous ducks were now eagerly fighting over my meal.  

I reached into my bag remembering my leftover delicious butter chicken pie. As I opened up the paper packet an appetizing smell filled the atmosphere. Now a swarm of vicious ducks were heading my way. “Shoo shoo!” I shouted. The terrified ducks hurried away as fast as they could. Now that I had my peace, I devoured the tasty pie all alone as if a bear had just eaten right after hibernation.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Monsoon Flood

This week Ruapehu read a book called "Monsoon Flood." We had to read the book and answer the questions that's in the presentation.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Narrative Planning

This is a planning of a narrative that I have written. The title for my narrative is "A Life-like Dream." Click this link to view my writing.

A Life-like Dream

Jamie was laying in bed sleeping, she was in a deep dream but she thought it was real life. In her dream Jamie was with her parents, she stayed very close to them. Her ‘Life Like Dream’ was set in a dark forest but there was only a stiff light ahead of them.  

Later on her parents suddenly disappeared into the shadows of the forest leaving behind a foam. As soon as her parents disappeared she panicked, she tried following the light that was ahead of her but as she got closer the light seemed to be going farther and farther away. One of her biggest fears were dark forests especially when she was alone in one.

Soon she started calling out for her parents “Mum, Dad!” As she was yelling in her dream, she was also yelling aloud. Her parents heard her, they ran straight into her room and when they saw that she was having a nightmare they woke her up. When Jamie woke up she sighed in relief and she pinched herself in case she was still dreaming. Jamie looked at her parents and hugged them as tightly as she could they both smiled at her then hugged her back.

Blog Profile

Walt: choose out of any of your personalities

Kia Ora my name is Seini, I’m 11 years old and a year 7 at Pt England school, and my favorite subject at school is maths. I have only 3 sisters but no brothers, I’m good at climbing and one person that I really admire is my older sister. My learning goals for this year is to complete most of the tasks I have to complete and participate in most of the activities that my class do and many more.  

Problem Solving

Walt: solve story problems using only multiplication and division strategies
This weeks presentation is based on multiplication and division. On each slide I have solved the problems using a multiplication strategy.

Algorithm Solving

This is a screenshot of a google doc that I have been working on solving a problem using the strategy called algorithm. I learnt how to solve a problem using an algorithm and I tried it out on a google drawing. Hopefully this post could help you to learn how to use an algorithm to solve a problem if you don't already know how to.

Problem Solving

Walt: use the correct strategy to solve word problems
For this week we have learnt how to use the correct strategy to solve word problems. To solve the problems I have used only partitioning. I know now that next time we have a similar presentation I should also use other strategies like an algorithm to solve a problem instead of just using one strategy.


Walt: work with fractions

As you can see we have been learning to work with fractions this week. If you don't know what fractions are click this link to take a look at the fractions presentation that I completed earlier for this week.

My Visual Mihi

Here is my visual mihi. A visual mihi is something that represents yourself which includes; your hobbies, culture, belief, what you like to eat, and everything that represents just you. Please comment and tell me what you think my hobbies, belief and culture is, its really simple so hopefully you know what they are.


Walt: solve algebraic equations
For this task we had to work with algebra. Do you know what algebra is? Well if you don't, it is a letter or a symbol that represents a number. In this presentation you will see a lot of different letters that represents numbers.

Monday, 6 June 2016


Walt: equally share items into groups to make fractions
As you can tell by the WALT, that we are learning about fractions. If you don't already know a fraction has two parts a denominator and a numerator. The numerator is the top it is numbers of parts of the whole, and the denominator (the bottom) tells us how many groups it has been divided into.

Friday, 3 June 2016


This presentation shows us how to use an algorithm for solving problems. I haven't done anything on this presentation but I  have posted a google drawing that has my working out on it using an algorithm to solve a problem. Click this link if you'd like to view it and maybe learn something from it.


This is a photo of our beloved student teacher that have been teaching us for the past five weeks. These are all her favorite students in our classroom, her name is Miss Stuhlman. There are many ways that I could describe her she is; kind, loving, caring and many other kind things that you could think of. She is also a really talented ballet dancer and every Friday she gives us yummy treats. Shes a fast reader also and really smart. Today is her  very last day with us and we will miss her very, very much. The people in this photo is: me, Taunese, Yvonne and the one and only sensible boy Hosea. We LOVE you Miss Stuhlmann!!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


For this thinkboard I solved the problem using an algorithm. Another way to solve this is partitioning, partitioning is solving in parts. Check out my other thinkboard to see how partitioning works.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Wool & Nail Art

This term is all about art and as part of our topic; as i see it team 5 have been running a whole team activity every Thursday & Friday. After every week we switch around to a different class and we make different pieces of art.  We worked on a project with wool and nail my partners were Cameo and Yvonne, our creation was a sad face.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

I've got your back!

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What should you do when someones unhappy in school?

- Support them and encourage them to carry on

- Seek for help when someones upset and you think they might abuse you or hurt you

- Offer them some of your lunch if they don't have any

- Talk to them try to cheer them up

- Physical actions such as hugs - Let them know that your there for them

- If someone has fallen down help them up and don't laugh at them

These are few little helpful things that you could do to help others so if you want to help change your school or the world you can use these simple tips to help others.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Book Review

One of our tasks were to create a review about a book we have read. The book I have read is called Sina & Tinilau.

'Show not Tell'

Our focus for this term is to extend our writing. As part of our topic we have learnt how to describe things in detail and to show not tell.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

i luminate

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Last Tuesday a few people from an amazing and really talented dance group came and performed to Pt England. The name of their group was ‘i luminate’ the actual word is illuminate it means making darkness brighter. They came all the way from the USA to perform at schools in New Zealand. Only three people were able to come and perform for us their names are; Mat the tall one with the checked shirt, Danny the other male and Lisa the female.

As I sat in the hall and watched them in amazement while they had their costume on I wondered what they looked like without it on. When they removed their costume at the end of the show I could see which was which. The choreography of their performance was really spectacular & their attitude of when they danced was enthusiastic and on point.

When ‘i luminate’ performed to us they wore special costumes that could turn on & off during their dance routine. Their costumes were able to do this because it was programmed by something called LED. LED is like a computer chip that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it.

I really enjoyed their performance and I hope that next time they come they would be able to come with more of the crew. Here is a short clip of them dancing.