Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Acrostic Poem - Natural Disaster

Homeless people
Unhappy people
Awful tragedy
Kind people helping others in need
Extreme earthquakes

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Acrostic Poem

My Acrostic Poem about the Christchurch Earthquake. Enjoy :)

Cracks everywhere
Hurt people everywhere
Injured people
State of emergency
Tumbling buildings everywhere
Collapsing buildings
Homeless people everywhere
Unstable things everywhere.
Ruined City
Cathedral being destroyed
Hot tempered families

Expensive repairs
Rumbling sounds
Twisted train tracks
Hiding away
Quakes you can’t escape
Unhappy people calling the insurance company
Angry people everywhere
Kind people willing to help clean up

Friday, 14 November 2014

Story Review; Lost in the rainforest

Story Review:

Lost in the rainforest
Sonya Stoneman
Main Character:
Jade and Matthew
Other Characters:
Uncle George, village people, Dad
Plot: What is the story / article about?
A plane crashes and everyone except Jade and Matthew dies, including their Uncle George, then they look for a village.
Setting: Where does the story/ article set?
The story is set in the Jungle
Problem: What was the problem in this story/article?
The problem in the story was that Jade and Matthew was looking for a village but it took them a while, and they were hungry.
Resolution: How was the problem solved?
They found the village and then the village man fed them.
Why did you like or dislike the story/article?
I liked the story because it gave a bit of experiences of reading about the jungle and what could happen if you are not careful.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Story Review: The Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent's Curse: Book 2

This is about the Second book in the Copernicus Legacy, named The Serpent's curse. The books in the series gets even more interesting as you read more of them. But, first you have to read a book from the Copernicus Legacy, and then continue that adventure in the Copernicus Archives, before moving on to another Legacy book.The series were written by Tony Abbott.

The hunt for the first powerful relic in Copernicus's life changing legacy has sent Wade Kaplan and his friends to the far reaches of the world and put them in serious danger. But now, Wade's mom, Sara, has been kidnapped by the conniving Galina Krause - also set on find the magical relics and putting them to evil use! So the stakes couldn't be higher for the Kaplan family as they race towards the next mysterious sought-after item. 
Will the children get to the snake-like relic, and Sara, in time to save her life, and the World?

Story Review:
The Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent's Curse
Tony Abbott
Main Character:
Wade Kaplan
Other Characters:
Becca, Darrell, Roald, Lily, Galina, Galina's Henchmen, Sara, Terence and Julian Ackroyd, Boris and Aleksandr Rubashov, Inspector Yanzinsky,Marceline,Paul, and many others.
Plot: What is the story / article about?
The story is about going after the Serpent's relic and saving Sara.
Setting: Where does the story/ article set?
The Story takes place in New York, London and Moscow,Russia.
Problem: What was the problem in this story/article?
The problem in the story was Galina and her henchmen looking for the relic, and kidnapping Sara.
Resolution: How was the problem solved?
The problem was solved by braking into Galina's Headquarters, where Sara was kept.
Why did you like or dislike the story/article?
I liked the story because it was interesting and it had a big adventure to read about, and it sounded fun and a little scary at the same time.
I hope that you enjoyed reading about my Story review. Below is the link to the website about the books. Just click on the link it will take you to the homepage on the website.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Maths game

Today I played a challenging fractions game Titled Fractions Splat and I scored 330 points out of 500. I thought that this game was fun and a little bit challenging. The link to the website is below.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Why is a Medical Centre important to the Community?

Why is a Medical Centre important  to the Community?

A medical centre is important because people go there so that they could seek medical advice from Doctors and Nurses.

Medical centres are used to help people with epidemic diseases or human viruses, where they are isolated so that they can’t spread their diseases or viruses to the other people.

People also go to the doctors for emergency treatment like bandage dressing, or seeing skin infections, X rays, cuts.

People can also go to the doctors if they’re sick. They could go to the doctors if they are coughing, sneezing,  or if they don’t feel well. Doctors can also come in handy for medical advice if you want advice from the doctor and you don’t know what to do.

Medical centres can also come in handy for students who are studying to become a doctor or nurse.

Another reason for going to the doctors is so that you could get prescriptions from the doctor if you need more medicine.

These are all very good reasons for why Medical Centres come in handy, and why they are used by the public when they need something.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The story about the Power outage in Auckland.

This morning, at 3:00 am, there was a power outage in some Suburbs. These Suburbs without power are: Remuera, Mt Wellington, Mission Bay, Greenlane, Orakei, Meadowbank, Kohimarama, Sylvia Park, St Heliers, Glendowie, Otahuhu and St Johns
Power has been restored to: Parts of Onehunga, Epsom, Mt Eden, Penrose, Te Papa, Rockfield, Newmarket, Glenn Innes and Ellerslie.  

Two fires damaged the Transpower's Penrose substation causing the outage.
Phones have also been affected. 2degrees, Vodafone and Spark are bringing in extra generators.
Traffic lights were also affected.

Over the next two days or so, the power should turn on in the rest of the suburbs, but power has just been restored in some places.

Here are some links:

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Story Review: The Copernicus Legacy: Book 1: The forbidden Stone. By Tony Abbot.

Today I read a book called The Copernicus Legacy Book 1: The forbidden Stone. This book was written by Tony Abbot.

This book is about a boy named Wade Kaplan, who receives a strange, coded email from his uncle Henry, shortly before the old man's sudden and suspicious death. He sets off for Germany to attend the funeral with his father, Roald, and his three friends, Darrell, Lily and Becca, only to discover that Uncle Henry left them yet another baffling message to why he died. 

The message leads to a clue, which sends them to a dark and creepy family Tomb. The more clues they discover, the farther they travel down a treacherous path towards an ancient, guarded secret. Soon they are in a breathless race across the globe, running for their lives as a ruthless shadow organisation chases them around every corner. Their only hope of saving themselves and the world that they know is to find twelve magical relics from a hidden past that will unlock the Copernicus Legacy. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

What I did today

Today I slept in till 9, and then I went to visit my aunties and my little cousin. Then we went outside to play on the trampoline. Next we went inside to have lunch. We had noodles with juice and cookies. After that we went to watch television. At five, we then changed the channel to Nickelodeon because the slime fest was on. Finally, we had to cook dinner.

I enjoyed my day today, because I had a lot of fun.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Presentation about Earthquakes

Reflection for Term 3 2014

My reflection for Term 3, 2014:

The activities we did:

In Term 3, we had Tae Kwon Do. Tae Kwon Do started on week 2 of Term 3, and finished on week 9 of Term 3. We learnt how to defend ourselves if someone tried to kidnap us and we also learned moves to use as self - defense. It was a really fun experience and we learnt a lot.

We also had our school cross country. First it was the junior school, and then it was the senior school's turn to have cross country. We started at 12:00 and finished just before 1:00 on a Friday, but I can't remember what week it was. We had to do 3 laps, and it was very exercising, and also very tiring. In my age group, I came 4th, just 3 - 5 seconds after Fusi, who came 3rd. It was really fun and tiring. 

After that, though, the girls in my class went to prepare a party for Fahina, who was leaving our school. When she came into the Hall, (where we were hosting the party) she was very surprised, which was amazing because we wanted to do something fun for her before she left,and it was sad to see her go, and it was also good to have a shared lunch with her and the rest of the class and also the teachers in the School which was special.

Also the year 7 and 8's in our school (including me) had a day where we have Careers day. Careers day is when someone organizes to invite someone they know (or themselves) to talk about their journey about their lives, what influenced them to work where they work, or what they do as a job, and they also give handy information and advice. The people that we had visit us were: A Police officer named Andrew and his partner.(but I forgot his name.) We also had an artist named Dagnar Dyck, Mrs Tofa, Mrs Ripata, A teacher from a different school, A deputy principal from Tamaki College, A team of trainee nurses/doctors and their teacher from Mapas at the University of Auckland, Mr Parker, and a few others.

In the classroom:


In reading, our learning intention was to use an infrencing strategy to find answers to questions in the text. 


In writing, we were learning to write a recount by using a checklist on structural and language features of a recount.


In maths were were learning to solve simple ratio problems by using repeated addition.


This Term was cool because it was fun, and because we learnt a lot of things. I can't wait for next term.

Aarmione. Room 9 - Glenbrae school. Yr 7.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Information Report: Earthquakes


What is an earthquake?
Earthquakes are the shaking, rolling or sudden shock of the earth’s surface. They are the Earth's natural means of releasing stress. More than a million earthquakes rattle the world each year.

The West Coast is most at risk of having an earthquake, but earthquakes can happen in the Midwest and along the East Coast.
Earthquakes can be felt over large areas although they usually last less than one minute.
Earthquakes cannot be predicted - although scientists are working on it!

Earthquakes are so destructive - it can actually take people’s houses, and even their lives.

Reading Activity Week 5 Term 3 2014


The Sun and Other Inventions by Simon Cooke

WALT: Use inferencing strategy to find answers to questions based on the text.
Success Criteria: I know I have used the inferencing strategy when I have done the following to look for an answer:
*look for clues around the text,
*re-read the text,
* sound out the question and look for key words in the question, *discuss with a buddy.
* form a picture of the question and then try and answer it.
* read on while looking for the correct answer.

Read the story and then answer the questions based on the story.

1. What is a Science Fair?
A science fair is a time for people to show their research about science to other people.
2. What did Grandpa Sid do as Emma and he were watching the exhibition?
As Grandpa Sid and Emma was watching the exhibition, Grandpa sid said that he invented the sun.
3. Why did the President of the World go and see Grandpa Sid?
The President of the world went to go and see Grandpa Sid because he wanted Grandpa Sid to invent the sun.
4. Why had the people stopped to listen to Grandpa Sid?
The people stopped to listen to Grandpa Sid because he said he invented the sun.
5. Why were the scientists annoyed with Grandpa Sid.
The scientists were annoyed with Grandpa Sid because no one was visiting his exhibition.
6. What did the scientists do in the end to stop Grandpa from lying to everyone?
In the end the Scientists got the security guards to stop Grandpa Sid from lying to everyone.
Make sentences with these words.

1. ignored - I pretended to ignore the boy that was teasing me.
2.scattered - I threw them all over the place.
3. screamed - I shouted really loudly because I was scared.
4.scientist - A scientist experiments with things to make other things.
5. enormous - I had an enormous lunch.
6. invented - I invented a talking dog.
7. disappointed - I was very disappointed because it did not work.
8. mistake - It was mistaken for a security alarm.
9. everyone - Everyone was pleased with my invention because it was my first invention.
10. unfortunately - Unfortunately, it ran away and a car collided with it, so now it’s dead.

Write an article review for this article and take a screenshot of a picture from the article and put it up on your Blog after it has been checked by your teacher.

This story is called The sun and other inventions, and it was written by Simon Cooke. This story is about an elderly man named Grandpa Sid and his young granddaughter named Emma who go to the International Science fair one rainy Saturday afternoon.
Then Grandpa sid said that he invented the stars, sun, moon, Gravity, and then the scientists (that heard him telling lies) got two security guards, so Grandpa Sid said “Perhaps it’s time to show everyone another one of my inventions: The president of the world wanted a way to save people from dinosaurs”. “So what did you come up with” Emma asked. “Running” Grandpa Sid said.

The end.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Blue Whale


The Blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the Baleen Whales. At 30 Metres in length, and 170 tonnes or more in weight, it is the largest existing animal and the heaviest that ever existed.

In addition to the blue whales massive size, it is also one of the loudest animals in existence. In fact a blue whale`s calls can be heard from several miles away and far below the ocean's surface.

Despite being the largest animal on earth the blue whales primary diet consists of krill, a small aquatic life form that resembles tiny shrimp.Due to their large size these marine mammals are rarely ever attacked.
Other than humans that hunted blue whales during the whaling era the only known predator to the blue whale is a pack of hungry killer whales, however these attacks appear to be rare and rarely successful.
The Blue Whales have stripes or spots on their bodies, and
We have to look after the Blue Whales because they are becoming endangered. Don’t forget to save the Blue Whales.
Here are my links:

The Honey Bee

The Honey Bee:

The honey bee is an insect.
The honey bee is bright yellow and orange.
It is 12mm long and has six legs.

The honey bee has three separate parts to its body.
This insect lives in all parts of Australia.

These bees collect nectar for honey.
They dance on the honeycomb to show the other bees where the best flowers for honey are.

Honey bees may fly 20,000km to collect enough nectar for 500g of honey.

Most people like the honey that the bees work so hard to make.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Facts about Matariki

1. For many New Zealanders, the 31st of December is a time to celebrate and party for the New Year.
2. These celebrations are an important way to marking the passage of time as well as heralding new beginnings.
3. Depending on your religion or ethnicity, New year can come at different times of the year and can be celebrated in many different ways.
4. Maori also have their New Year. It is called Matariki.
5. Matariki usually happens in June.
6. Traditionally, Matariki was used to determine the coming season’s crops.
7. Matariki provides an ideal opportunity to explore the ways that people pass on and sustain aspects of their culture and heritage.
8. Matariki is a group of seven stars.
9. A warmer season, and therefore, a more productive crop yield, was indicated by how bright the stars were.
10. Matariki is also called the Pleiades.

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Vege Car: Reading activities for Week 8, Term 2, 2014


The Vege Car by Peter Stevens
WALT: Use inferencing strategy to find answers to questions based on the text.
Success Criteria: I know I have used the inferencing strategy when I have done the following to look for an answer:
*look for clues around the text,
*re-read the text,
* sound out the question and look for key words in the question, *discuss with a buddy.
* form a picture of the question and then try and answer it.
* read on while looking for the correct answer.

Activity 1 - Reading Response
Read this article and then answer the questions based on the text.
1. Why did James Nui decide to build a car that didn’t use petrol?
James nui decided to build a car that didn’t use petrol because he wanted to protest against the war in Iraq and to save money.
2. What are some of the dangers caused by the nasty gases that come out of the
cars that use petrol?
Some of the dangers caused by the nasty gases that come out of the cars that use petrol is that it emits nasty chemicals into the earth that could cause illnesses.
3. How did James Nui prove that his Vege car was as good as any other car?
James nui proved that his Vege car was as good as any car by driving from one end of the country to the other.
4. If you decided to get more information on the Vege car, what would you do?
If I got more information on the vege car, I might buy one.
5. Where were James Nui and James iti when they got a speeding ticket?
James Nui and James Iti were somewhere in between Christchurch and Blenheim.
Activity 2 - Vocabulary
Write down the meanings of these words and then make sentences with these words.

1. working  - the action of doing work.
2. surprised - something unexpected.
3. opinion - a view or judgement formed about something.
4. important - of great significance or value.
5. grumbling - complain or protest about something in a bad tempered but typically muted way.
6. vegetable - a plant or part of a plant used as food, that is healthy.
7. natural - existing in or caused by nature, not made or caused by mankind.
8. reliable - consistently good in quality or performance and is able to be trusted.
9. interested - showing curiosity or concern about something or someone.
10. different - not the as another or each other.

Activity 3 - Article Review
Write an article review for this article and take a screenshot of a picture from the article and put it up on your Blog after it has been checked by your teacher.

Article Review:

This article is about a man named James Nui. He made his car environment friendly by changing his oil from toxic gases to vegetable oil, and it was also recyclable. He also did that to protest against the war in Iraq. Then him and his eldest son, James Iti proved people that the car that went on vegetable oil could actually work by driving from one end of the country to another. They even stopped at the Parliament house in Wellington.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


Pollution is when people litter instead of throwing their rubbish into the bin. There are three types of pollution: Land, Air and sea pollution. These are all bad for the environment.

Air pollution is when mufflers on the back of vehicles emit smoke that is bad for the environment and human beings. The smoke is gas and gas has chemicals in it.

Land pollution is when we litter on the ground, and other people have to pick it up.

Sea pollution is similar pollution. People litter, and when it rains, the rubbish gets into the drains that leads to the sea, and the rubbish eventually ends up into the sea, killing all of the marine life in the sea.

Sea pollution can also be caused by boats that use diesel or gases that have chemicals in them that also kill the marine life.

Pollution is bad for people and animals.