Tuesday, 2 December 2014

3D Shapes: Tamim, Puke, Joshua & Jacob

This is a presentation my maths group made on 3d shapes. We presented it to the class. We needed to complete 2 challenges using toothpicks and wine gums.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Jacob - The First Thanksgiving

This is a google drawing that explains the first thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving venn diagram: Jacob S & Faitele

This is a venn diagram Faitele and I made comparing the differences between the clothing from the 1600s and the clothing today.

Thanksgiving: Faitele & Jacob S

This is a presentation we made about the story of Thanksgiving. We are doing it because today in USA is Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sun Facts Poster: Jacob S

This is a poster I made using google draw based on the book called sun facts. It gives you many facts about the Sun and Earth

One Small Step Timeline: Jacob S

This is a timeline I made based on the story One Small Step. It is about Apollo 11 touching the moons surface and the brave people in the spacecraft.

Sun Facts follow up task: Jacob S

This is a follow up task based on the book Sun Facts. The Year 7 and 8s try to answer the questions in the comment section. If you want to try and answer the questions, Comment.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

One Small Step: Jacob S

This is a flipsnack I made based on the book 'One Small Step'. I needed to retell the story in my own words.

Friday, 14 November 2014

New Zealand Brochure: Jacob S

This is a brochure I made. I needed to create a brochure on where an article is from. The article is from New Zealand.

One Small Step Timeline: Jacob S

This is a timeline I made using Google draw about the book called one small step. It is about The first men that landed on the moon.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Armistice Day: Jacob S

This is a show me that Tamim and I made using the Show Me application on the iPad. It tells you about what Armistice Day is and how world war 1 ended.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Bedrooms Venn Diagram: Jacob S

New JerseyKentucky

This is a Venn diagram I made comparing these two bedrooms. I saw the photo story on kids bedrooms around the world by James Mollison. I used Lucid Charts.

Monday, 3 November 2014

The Moon: Jacob S

 This is a presentation that we made collaboratively. We presented this presentation to room 2. This is about the different phases of the moon.

Friday, 31 October 2014

My special friend: Jacob S

My Special friend

My friend is special to me because he is a really close friend. He makes me feel pleasant about myself. My special friend is Teagan. He helps me when I need help and he is comfortable to be around. I made a mistake and he laughed in a way that wouldn't make me offended.

First of all Teagan is someone who shares the same humour and I can relate to him. We started playing rugby at the same time. We also have the same fears. He is afraid of heights and I am too. We have a lot in common.

Teagan makes me feel joyful when I am blue. I am never embarrassed when I am around him. He always has my back. I am always happy when I am around him.

He is my special friend because he is a family friend. Our parents have been friends for a long time and we have been close friends since I was 3 years old and he was 4 years old. Teagan is my first friend.

A special friend is important because they are trustworthy. You can rely on them. If you didn’t have a special friend you would be depressed. When you are stressed there is no one to help you and you would always be sad.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Tellagami on maths: Jacob S

This is a video on what I did to solve an addition problem with tenths in it. I needed to increase or decrease the value of one number to make it a whole number. Then I needed to decrease or increase the value of the other number by the same amount. I used tellagami to create this video. It is an application that can be downloaded from on an ipad. First I needed to pick a gender. Then I needed to pick a background. At last I need to record my voice.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Moon: Oh s'mar, Joshua, Tamim & Jacob S

This is a presentation on the different phases of the moon.

Stars explanation: Jacob S

Have you ever wondered why stars are only visible at night? It is because of the sun’s heat rays that turn the sky blue. The stars don’t go anywhere, the sun just prevents us from seeing them in the day.

Stars are giant balls of glowing gas. They are made up of hydrogen and helium. Hydrogen is the lightest gas and helium is the second lightest gas. When the two elements meet it causes a nuclear fusion or an explosion.

Did you know the sun is a star. The sun is 149,600,000 kilometres away from earth. The sun isn't the biggest star. There are many stars but there is only one star in our solar system.

When there is light, we can’t see stars. City lights can also prevent us from seeing stars. To get the best view of stars you need to get away from all of the street lights. If you are in complete darkness you can see every single star across the universe except for the sun.

The universe Is built up of many stars. Each star is visible during the night. Sometimes you can see stars in the daytime. Every single star has a purpose. Their purpose is to shine light across the universe.

A star is a bright ball of gas that shines light across the universe. You can only see a star at night because in the day the sun’s heat rays prevent us from seeing them.

Hundredths equations: Jacob S

This is my maths strategy on how to solve equations with hundredths in them by rounding one number to the nearest whole number.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Eye Spy information poster: Jacob S

This is my information poster on the article 'Eye Spy'. It has information on galaxies, constellations, the moon and planets. I created this using comic life. I hope you learn something. If you did, leave a comment.

Space paragraph

Jazmine, Shantay, Kyra, Halatoa, Jacob S & Juliano
We live in the universe that is built up of many galaxies. Many solar systems make up a galaxy. In our solar system there is a Sun that shines bright in the day, but you can’t see it at night because the Sun only shines at a specific time. Our planet orbits around the sun on a 365 day axis. The further the planet away from the Sun, the longer it takes to orbit around the sun. The Solar System has 8 planets all together. The Sun is a star. Stars are actually light years away from our planet. Most stars are bigger than the sun. A group of stars is called a constellation. When we can’t see the sun at night because one side of the Earth is facing the moon.The moon is like a satellite because it orbits in Earth’s atmosphere. Over the past few years technology has changed. People have been sending out space probes and satellites to study other planets and the different suns. Satellites give us a clear understanding of planets. Space probes need to be built for the different  gravities on the planets. Astronauts are space explorers that go to planets after space probes.

This is what my thinking group has written. We worked collaboratively to complete a paragraph using all the words that are underlined.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Maths Decimals: Jacob S, Puke, Tamim, Joshua

This is what our group did for maths. We made a show me about how to solve decimal equations.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Holiday reading - Setting: Jacob

Title - 
Time Hunters Knight Quest
Author - 
Chris Blake
Type of book - 
A line from the book describing the setting - I was pulled into the book, there was stone every where and I saw king Arthur. The Stone age

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Apostrophe challenge: Jacob S

Today we played an online activity on apostrophes. It is called beat the clock. I had to write the contraction for a group of words and numbers for e.g: 1979 is '79, telephone is 'phone and I cannot is I can't. I challenged Oh s'mar and I beat him by 7 seconds.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Italy: Halatoa, Oh s'mar & Jacob S

This afternoon we presented this prezi to the class. It is about why Italians have migrated, what foods they have introduced and the different important celebrations.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Apostrophe Challenge: Jacob S

This morning we practised using apostrophes. We use apostrophes in contractions and sometimes peoples names. We had to put the apostrophes where they were supposed to be.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Square Numbers: Jacob S

We have been learning about square numbers. This game is called 'Don't shoot the square'. It helps me with my square numbers. I learnt that square numbers are numbers that are multiplied by it self. I scored 12 points. 

Tears of the albatross: Jacob S

This is a story I summarised using the TOPESL sequence. It means Title, Orientation, Problem, Explain, Solution and Lesson learnt.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Tongan language week: Jacob S

Tongan language week: Jacob S
This week is Tongan language week. We learnt the numbers, greetings and more in Tongan. If you want to learn Tongan words, go to this site:

Monday, 1 September 2014

To, Two, Too: Jacob S

This google draw shows the differences and the meanings between the homonyms, to, two and too. We have been working on homonyms and what they are.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Culture Research: Jacob S

This what we have been doing this morning. This term we have been learning about migration and different cultures. I found three sites and came up with a conclusion.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Dialogic Learner: Jacob S & Faitele

This is what we have been learning about durning the last week. We have been learning about how to be a dialogic learner. A dialogic learner makes connections, thinks critically, reflects, manages self and asks questions.

Voyaging waka recount: Puke, Tim & Jacob

The Tahunas decisions:

Have you ever wondered what the responsibilities of a Tahuna? Well my responsibilities were to make sure that we were heading in the right direction”. I had been memorising the stars and the position of the sun for the past  11 months. I am hoping there are winds that will take us to the new lands. I had to join this voyage because I was the best navigator in the village. I knew I would miss my family and friends but I was looking forward to seeing the new things in the new lands. I was frightened that the waka might sink and I was nervous about how long it might take to get to a land of big mysteries. Everybody on the boat is counting on me for the boat to go in the right direction and I cannot let them down.

First I had to go through a series of training for instance I had to navigate my way through the forest with Harakeke wrapped around my head. Next I had to move through another 3 series to get to train with my Tahuna and the other Tahunas. I was feeling pretty sad because I don’t really want to leave my home.

Next we had to set sail, before it got dark, we also had to make sure that all of our supplies (Whakaputanga)  were ready. We said our final goodbye early sunday (Ratapu)  morning. We went on the waka to seek exciting adventures on the new land. I had to make sure the waka is going the right way because if I mess it up, I will lead the waka into the wrong direction. I cannot let the captain and the other passengers down.

First I had to go through a series of training for instance I had to navigate my way through the forest with Harakeke wrapped around my head.

As I was positioning the sun, I could hear birds and I could see that the ocean colour has changed. I was relieved. I did not let anyone down and I lead the waka in the right direction to a new and better land/village. I am still missing my Whanau back at the old village, but I am really happy that I can live in this beautiful land with the rest of my Whanau.

Throughout the voyage, I felt really delighted that I am living at another land. On the other hand I was really sad that I was leaving, however I was happy that I had some of my Whanau with me.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Museum fact poster: Jacob S & Oh s'mar

On Tuesday we went to the museum.  It was a lot of fun and we learnt about the early voyaging waka and the tools they used to build them. We learnt how to weave and what the tapa cloth was made out of. We learnt about the scouts and the three parts of the pacific ocean. Oh s'mar and I made this fact poster about the voyaging waka.

Museum trip fotor: Jacob S

On Tuesday we went to the museum. It was a lot of fun and we learnt about the early voyaging waka and the tools they used to build them. We learnt how to weave and what the tapa cloth was made out of.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Space Jump: Jacob

This morning we had some visitors come to our school and do a show. It was called space jump. The actors were Tye and Naomi. This show is about an alien who is searching for fiction books. The alien wanted to learn how to use her imagination. Everyone on their planet had forgotten how to use their imagination and how to be creative. These mad scientists tried to hunt the alien. She didn't know the Maori language. She asked someone to explain it to her and she looked at the pictures. The main idea of the story was that you can read any book if you get help from someone and don't judge a book by it's cover. I thought the show was really funny.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Grammar: Jacob, Tamim & Oh s'mar

 This is our presentation on grammar. It has examples of homonyms that will help me with my writing and my english.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Why is Facebook a problem? - Explantion: Jacob

Why is Facebook a problem?

Are you aware that Facebook is a problem with no solution. Everyones secrets and their privacy is revealed once they create an account and log onto it. More than 1 billion people log onto it each day. People lie about their identity or steal other peoples identities. Everyone around the world can log onto Facebook but not everyone is who they really are.

First of all there is cyber bullying. If someone dislikes another person, they put negative posts about that person onto their Facebook page. Some people send negative messages to each other instead of saying things face to face. This causes the police to be involved because it is bullying. Some people even end their lives because they are bullied. If someone is bullied by someone they know, they don’t want to go around them. Everyone is too scared to tell an adult if they are being bullied.

There are a lot of scams on Facebook. Whenever it says, “Click the like button and win a prize” don’t click like. If you do it, it can either be spam or send you videos or pictures that are not good to look at. It can also send everyone on your friends lists that same thing. Think about what you do on Facebook!

Next is viruses. You can click on the like button all you want but all that is doing is putting viruses on your phone, computer and other things you have it downloaded on. The more posts you like per day, the more viruses you get. You will have to pay someone to get all of the viruses of your device.

It is addicting and annoying. It is addicting because most people spend an average of 40% of their time on Facebook. Once you go on it, you can’t stop looking at posts. Have you ever wondered how much time you are spending on Facebook? It is annoying because if you download it onto your phone it will keep bugging you when you are trying to sleep. If you forget to put your phone on silent during a movie,  other people will get annoyed because of all the things that people are posting while you are watching the movie.

There are a lot of posts but each and everyone of them can be a virus, a scam or posted by someone who is not who they really are. Make sure  you make the right choices!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Building New Zealand: Faitele, Puke, Evan and Jacob

Building New Zealand:

  • Respect
  • Tolerant
  • migration
  • multicultural
  • ideas
  • culture
  • adapt
  • change
  • society
  • beliefs
  • population
  • diverse
  • harmony

New Zealand is a multicultural  society. Our population keeps on growing because of migration. We live in harmony with each other and show respect to all cultures. People move to NZ and come with great ideas (e.g food) Everyone in NZ has many different beliefs. We are tolerant towards each other. NZ is diverse in cultures and has changed in culture over time. New Zealanders are able to adapt to anything.