Thursday, 22 May 2014

Nice Work poem (Rewrite)

Never use the word BIG, our teacher said,
It doesn't mean a thing.
Try.... Humongous, Massive, Jumbo
Enormous, Gigantic, Bulky,
Husky,  Heavyweight, Huge.
The choice is as long as a string -
So please don’t use the word BIG,

It just doesn't mean a thing.

Isabella_Tatiana Rubbish

This graph shows the amount of rubbish room 6 brought on Friday. Most of the students brought glad wrap and no one brought a cardboard box. Chippie packets and wrappers had the same amount. Also pottles, plastic drink bottles and naked had the same amount with 2. The class needs to bring more naked food and less non-recycle things like plastic bags, glad wrap and also chippie packets.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Holiday Reading Report

Holiday Reading

During the holidays we had to read 3 books. The year 7 and 8’s had to do this activity so that we can improve the results for our learning. Once we read our books we had to complete an activity from symbaloo on our class site.

The first book I read was Netball Showdown. This book was about two girls challenging two boys for a ball, the girls started a netball showdown but they lost then they started a soccer showdown and they won the ball back. When I was reading this book I wanted to do the get active activity so I practised my netball skills with my sister and my mum, I took a photo and posted it on my blog.

Then I few days later I read The Titanic. This was one of my Duffy books. This book was set in Whitechapel, England and since they were on a boat they were traveling places. I wanted to do the radical reading activity, so I went to the park with my family and my sister took a photo of me reading my book on the playground.

The final book I read was Making Whoopies. This book was an e-book and I got this book from the Tamaki College online library. While I was reading this book I found out a lot about whoopie pies, so I decided to do the Glorious Food activity, so I made some whoopie pies.

I really enjoyed reading all these books. I think this challenge has helped me a lot with my reading also I had fun completing the activities. I think if I had to change one thing I would have chosen a more interesting place to read my book. This was a fun and quick activity for the holidays.

Spelling and Grammar

This is my result for our activity about grammar. The three words be had to use was There, Their, and They're.


This what I got for xtramaths. I have only got 1 problem left then I can move on to the next level.

Monday, 12 May 2014



If something is biodegradable it will....
breakdown by bacteria or other living natural things.
Also it will break down into the earth

These things take 1 yr to break down
-  Plywood
-  Cigarette butts
-  Woolen socks

These things take 5 years to break down
-  Milk Cartons
-  Egg trays
-  Leather shoes

Non biodegradable things...
Do not break down.

These nine things are not biodegradable and should be recycled:
- Plastic
- Aluminium
- Glass
- Rubber
- Nappies
- Styrofoam
- Steel
- Tyres
- Ceramics


This is my xtramaths. I got 83 in a row when I raced the teacher, I think I am getting better, once I complete my last three problems I will move on.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Algebra game

Today we played the algebra game. To play you use substitution to answer the question.
It was easy easy because I learnt the rules last year and I know how to play and I know the formula.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Holiday Reading - Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

Food is often mentioned in stories, or you might like to read a recipe book.  Find something that you could cook for your family and make it.  Take a photo or write out the recipe and post it onto your blog with a comment that tells you:
- Title - Making Whoopies
- Author - Nancy Griffin
- Type of Book - Cook Book
- Recipe - Chocolate Whoopies

Ingredients - Cakes

1/2 cups of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup cocoa
2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk

1 cup of vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups marshmallow fluff/creme
1/4 teaspoon salt dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 180 fan forced. Lightly grease two baking sheets.

1. In a large bowl mix together the butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Add the egg, again mix until smooth. Add the cocoa, stir to combine.

2. Add the flour to the batter alternately with the milk, mix until smooth. Scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl, and mix again briefly to soften.

3. Drop the batter by the quarter-cupfuls onto the baking sheets, leaving plenty of room between the cakes, they will spread in the oven.

4. Bake the cakes for 15 - 16 minutes, until they're set and firm to the touch. Remove them from the oven, and cool on the sheets while still lukewarm, use a spatula to separate them from the pan, this will allow it to cool completely.

5. Make the filling by beating together the shortening, sugar, and marshmallow until well combine. Dissolve the salt in the water and add to the marshmallow mixture. Add the vanilla and beat until smooth.

6. Spread the filling on the flat side of the half of the cooled cakes. Top with the remaining cakes, flat side toward the filling.


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Holiday Reading - Choose your own

Choose your own

Choose your own activity that makes a connection to the book you have read.
Be fun and inventive!
Post it onto your blog with a comment that tells you:
- Title - The Princess Plot
- Author - Kirsten Boie
- Type of Book - Mystery

My own activity - I choose to write about one of the characters. The character I choose to write about was Jenna.

Jenna is a girl who would always follow her mum's rules. Jenna’s friend Bea told jenna to go because everyone knew that Jenna was a goodie-two shoes. One time Jenna heard that there were auditions to play a part in a princess movie but when she went to go ask her mum she said ‘No’ because she thought Jenna wouldn’t be able to deal with the pressure. But Jenna went to the audition even though her mum said “No”.