Tuesday, November 22, 2016

P.E blog post

Hey guys welcome back today I am going to be blogging about P.E. In this blog post you will learn about about things we do in P.E what groups we have in P.E and lots more. So that is the intro hope you liked it and lets get onto the actual blog post.

So in P.E we all are in groups and the groups are Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic I am in Atlantic and our group is kind of small. When you are being silly or you don't remember what group your in the teachers will put you in a different group. for example I was in Pacific but I couldn't remember what group I was in so they put me in Atlantic. Sometimes I wish I was in a different group because the activitys are hard and sometimes it takes me a while to get used to the activity but I will get the hang of it.

So in P.E we do lots of activities some of the activities we did are the Olympics, rugby, soccer and volleyball. The Olympics was a P.E activity when you have a little group and your team name has to be a country my country name was Portugal. Then we have some competitions and if you are not having a competition then you practice some skills. And then if you lose you go and practice another sport. And the rest of the activitys are big ball activitys.

OK! So now I am going to be telling you what I learnt during P.E...

  1. I learnt how to play soccer with Mrs. Love.
  2. I learnt how to play rugby with Mr.M.
  3. I learnt how to play volleyball with Mrs.Carr.
  4. I learnt how to play basketball with Mrs. Love, Mr.M and Mrs.Carr.
  5. I learnt how to play a little bit of handball.
  6. I learnt how to play capture the flag with Mrs. Love
  7. I learnt how to play the rock paper scissors game with Mrs. Bassset.
So here is my P.E reflection hope you like it... 

PE/Athletics reflection

Choose 5 questions to answer with ADDED DETAIL and GOOD THINKING. Delete the questions you have not answered.

  1. What was your favourite event at athletics day? Explain My favourite event at the athletics day was the 200m run because it was not to long and not to short. But I also came 3rd so I was very happy with myself.
  2. Who is an athletics role model for you? Explain. Caitlyn because she tries lots of things.
  1. What was your best performance at Athletics day? Explain The 200m run because I tried my personal best and came 3rd place. I also ran really fast and enjoyed running.
  2. What was your proudest moment at Athletics Day? Explain. When I did the 100m run and I came 3rd and made it to the semifinals and then in the finals I came 4th or 5th.
  3. Set yourself a goal for the Interschools/next year’s Athletics Day. To try everything and do my hardest in every event.

And last but not least here is some of my photos...

Here is me jumping.
Here is me running.
Here is me throwing.

So that was my blog post hope you enjoyed because I really enjoyed it and I did my absolute personal best. And please write a comment if you liked my blog post.        


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

My Art Blog Post


Monday 7th november 2016

Hi guys and welcome back to my amazing blog. I think you already know what m blog post is about from the title but I am going to tell you again anyway so for todays blog post I am going to be blogging about my art. So instead of telling you what you will learn I am going to just go into the next paragraph. So lets get onto the second paragraph.

Okay so right now I am going to be telling you about the basic things like what kind of art am I doing and things like that. Okay for starters I am doing sketching because I really want to be able to sketch things and learn a lot of tips that I can maybe use in my drawing. And I also went in sketching because the sketching looked really cool and it looked like something that I can try for something different.

Okay dokay congrats you have read all the way to the third paragraph... Anyway for my art I have decided to draw three different things. And those things are an elephant, art supplies and pencils. My favourite was the pencils because it had a different design then the others and it just looked really cool. My second favourite is the elephant because it looked really cool and I worked really hard to finish it to my personal best.

Right. So now I am going to be talking or typing more about my art. Okay so I have probably done the best drawing I can do or best sketching I can in my entire year 4 life. So for some reason I can not think of anything to start with for my sentence starters than so. Anyway for this paragraph I a going to be telling you some tips that I got taught during my art. Okay so the first one was one that I got from Khushi and it was a tip about smudging. She said that I should try and put my thumb, middle and ring finger together and then start smudging. The next one was with Mrs Carr she told us a way of doing the shadow. She said to place the object on a table or something and whatever side the light is on the opposite side will be the shadow and if you move it the shadow will go bigger or smaller. and I actually think that there were only 2 tips that I learnt through my whole of my art time.

So in this paragraph I am going to be typing about. The things I sketched so lets do this... Okay so for starters I decided to do an elephant because they are so cute and I really like elephants. And I decided to do some school supplies because I thought that it would be simple but it turns out that it is not that simple it is really hard to do school supplies. And last but not least I did a bunch of pencils because I actually got the idea from Maia Williams but I had to do something that is not exactly like hers so I put some of my ideas in it.

So now I am going to be showing you my picture...

So that was my art blog post I hope you enjoyed and really liked my blog post. Please comment what you like abut this blog post and tell me what your favourite art is. And I also think that you did enjoy this blog post because I have read it lots of times and I have totally enjoyed this blog post and yeah so I will see you in my next blog post which will be about some more learning. See you later.  

Monday, November 7, 2016

My Maths Blog

Welcome and hello. Today I am going to be blogging about my maths. In this blog post you will learn a lot of new things about my maths some things like what stage level am I, what I like about maths, activity we do in maths and lots more. So now that I have told you everything that you need to know lets get onto the next paragraph.

So lets start with the basics. I used to be a stage 5b and I have just made it to stage 6a today which is Wednesday 2nd November 2016. I actually haven't been with the stage sixes because they have been the people that are a stage 6 have been a stage 6 for a while and we are just beginners so Mrs Love taught us some stage 6 things instead of going straight to stage 6.

When we were with Mrs Love we got taught how to solve big time tables like 42x5= . So what you would do to solve a problem like 42x5= you would split the number and so you would have 40 and 20. then after you have finished that you would do 40x5= and 2x5=. And then the next step is to figure out the answer to the number story and there is a little trick what you do is 4x5= and then you add the 0 at the end and that is for the ten number so you will only do it on the ten number. So for the figuring out the answer it would be 40x5=200 and then I would do 2x5=10 and then add those together. and that would equal 210 so 42x5=210.

I really love math it is probably my first favorite subject. The thing I like about it is how you get challenging problems and how there are lots of amazing ways to figure out the answer to the question. I also really like to challenge myself and in maths there are lots of challenging things so I not only like maths but I also think that maths is a really good thing for me. My favorite thing that I like about maths is how you get to figure out some really cool maths problems and they are so challenging so yeah that was my favorite bit of maths and I also love doing 5 timetable races.

O.K so my favorite activity or activity's are the fife timetables race and the bowling game. So the 5 timetable race is when you have a buddy and Mrs Love asks us a 5 timetable question and the first on to answer is the person that stays in for the next round. And if you get to the last round or you get out on the 4th-last round you will be put up on the board with what place you came in. Once I made it to the second to last round and then Naomi just bet me but I was still proud of myself. And the bowling game is where you have numbers 1-20 or 1-10 and you have 3 or 4 numbers and you have to try and bowl down the numbers and you also can't use the same number twice. I am really good at that game and I get every answer right. and we also play other games like maths snap a game where you have an equal amount of cards and you flip the cards and then you can answer the question by using your 2,5 and 10 timetables. And there is also where you go on the symbaloo and you play Tablesmaster and practise your 5 times tables. And my highest is 31 seconds.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

My writing

Hi guys and welcome back to another blog post. For todays blog post I am going to be blogging about my writing. In this blog post you will find out some facts and learn some new things about my writing like what my writing level is, what I am aiming on for my next writing level, how I enjoy writing and lots more. So that is all you need to know for the intro so lets get onto the actual blog post.

So for starters I am a level 2ii and I am trying to get to a level 3i or a level 3ii. I aim for things that i want to be better at like for my writing i really want to at least be a level 3i. The writing that I do is mostly at my level if it is not I am either at a lower level or I am at a higher level. 

I absolutely love writing it is one of my favourite subject in school. I love writing because you can learn lots of things and it is really fun and I really like it. My favorite thing about writing is getting to write anything and how you get to learn a lot of different things .I think that it is just really really fun to write. 

So now I am going to be showing you my writing. For this weeks writing I am doing a compare and a contrast essay which is at a level 4i writing. I chose to compare and contrast a wolf and a domesticated dog. During my writing I found out a lot of different facts and I also did a lot of editing. And I mean a lot of editing I had to make sure it made sense and that took forever. I had to make sure that it was at my personal best. and a lot more editing and that was the hard part because all I wanted to do was just finish it but I had to edit it lots of times.

Essay Success Criteria
  • Uses scientific vocabulary
  • Revised and edited
  • Accurate paragraphs with subheadings
  • Essay structure followed
  • No personal pronouns
  • Factual
  • Detailed ideas
  • Sentences- different lengths and beginnings
  • Optional personal goal

Comparing wolves and dogs

By comparing wolves and domesticated dogs they don't have lots of similarities that make them kind of unique from each other. While both wolves and domesticated dogs still have lots of different and unique facts.


Dogs and modern day wolves are involved in a common ancestor. Some of the ancestors were from 333,000 years ago. And from then dog and wolves have shared many trails that have linked them through the mallaina.    

Both wolf and dog have the same start of their scientific name which is Canis lupus but in the dog's scientific name they have the familiars part in it. Dogs and wolves are exactly the same species. That is because now the dog is now known as the Canis Lupus Familiaris and not just Canipus Familiars.

Dogs and wolves are carnivores but the dog is just a bit more omnivorous than a carnivore. An omnivore is when you eat meat and plants so a dog is a carnivore but they are also an omnivore because they eat plants. And a carnivore is when you only eat meat so a wolf also known as the grey wolf will only eat meat.   

The wolf is a carnivores which means that they only eat meat. A single wolf is capable of catching a deer for their dinner. But they will also choose to eat smaller mammals, bird fish lizards snakes, fish and fruit. If they are in a pack they will also catch larger mammals like deer, moose or elk.   

The gray wolf which is also known as the wolf’s head and body is 91-160 centimeters tall and their tail is 33-51 centimeters long. Wolves way about 40-175 lbs which is also known as 18-79 kgs. A wolf is 80-85 centimeters tall when they are adults at their shoulder. A wolf can live up to 6-8 years in the wild.

All of the wolves travel and hunt in a pack of 8 or 7. The leaders are the mum and dad also known as the alphas. Then the mum and dad have to bring along their pups and their older offspring. The leaders will always make sure that their pack is safe, choose and hunt prey and choose den sites and establish the pack's territory. Wolves do not actually howl at night they are most likely to howl at dawn and they will also howl more lighter at night.    

Dogs will bury their toys and bones for later savings. Dogs actually do howl but their howl has more of a bark in it. Dogs have lots of useful tasks for humans like hunting farm work and helping out blind ones. Dogs have an amazing sense of smell they can smell 100 million times lower than a human can. Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell they are better than humans at earing. Dogs can hear four times the distance.

The dog's height is 6.3-110 cm tall this at the shoulder. A labrador retriever is 65-80 lbs, the german shepherd is 75-95 lbs. And the yorkshire terrier is less than 7 lbs. And last but not least the golden retriever is 65-75 lbs. The dogs actual life span is 10-13 years.    

The dogs nickname is called the man’s best friend. Because the dogs have formed such a great bond as being humans pets that they have decided to call them a nickname. Which has turned up to be a man's best friend.

Both wolves and dogs are to medium sized mammals that are carnivores. They both have lots of things in common, while they both have lots of unique facts.    

Friday, September 23, 2016


Hello my name is Rain and today I am going to be blogging about my PBL. PBL stands for project based learning. We have to do our PBL about something in the Olympics. In this blog post I will have my PBL reflection. so that was my intro. hope you enjoy.

This is my Project. it is about world athletes. I chose to do it about world athletes because I wanted to try something different. I decided to present my project in a poster. There were some hard questions that I could not answer and without the facts it would of been really hard to complete my project. I really liked how my poster turned out I think it looked really cool.

My favourite part was decorating and I really liked how I decorated the title because at the end it looked really cool. My second favourite part was writing down the facts because I really like writing. And my least favourite part was coloring in because I couldn't find the correct colors. the most challenging part was getting my facts right and completing my project.

When I was doing my PBL reflection my favourite part was creating a description of my project. My second favourite part was finishing off the sentence starters because it was challenging and I love challenging stuff. The most challenging part was completing my PBL reflection because there were lots of things that I did not know and that made it harder to complete.

Project Topic: world athletes

Photo/Screenshot of Project (insert below)


Finish these starters:
  • Something I enjoyed about my project was making it and decorating.          Because when I was decorating and making my project I liked it and it was just really fun.

  • The most challenging thing about my project was getting my facts right and completing my project. Because when I searched up what fact I wanted to know the answer wasn’t there and it was a challenge to get it finished without facts.

  • The main skill I got better at was perseverance and independence.  I got better at it by working by myself and when I made mistakes I would try to fix it up.

  • Something interesting I learnt was the most known athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo                         

  • What I would most like to change about my project is the topic because it was super hard but I still think that I liked it

  • I would like to do my next PBL about gymnastics

Choose three learning muscles and explain how you used them during your PBL.
Perseverance when I got stuck I would use my perseverance muscle
Interdependence when I have already used my perseverance muscle but I am still stuck I would ask someone to help me.
Absorption by getting focused in my work a lot

Create a Description of Your Project
This needs to have either video or audio. You can use any app you like. Include a link here. You will embed it as part of your Reflection PBL Blog Post.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Art

Hi as you probably know my name is Rain and today I am going to be blogging about my art. This blog post is going to be a bit different because I will be persuading my art. I have chose to write about my art is because it is part of our learning tasks and I thought it would be really cool if I blogged my art. So that was my intro hope you like it and....

Are your walls looking blank? Are you wondering what is a great gift? Well introducing the new  ART PACK. It comes with a beautiful piece of art. But wait there is  more buy one get one free. And if you like you can 3 more free. But wait there are more you can get then just a calendar you can get

  • Calendar $10
  • Cards $12
  • Diary $15
  • Notepad $12       
 And if you want more you can buy an extra pack it comes with Coloring in pencils, a coloring pad, envelopes for the cards, a gift box if this is for a present and heaps more just for $49. 
Here is the art that you are buying


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My colour poem

My color poem
   Hello and welcome back to my blog. My name is Rain and today I will be blogging about my coluor poem. I have chosen to blog bout my color poem because I worked so hard on it and I really really wanted to share it on my blog post. 

My favourite would be the 7th one because I tried my hardest to think of one. The 3 most important things you need in your color poem is a verb, a adverb and there was one more I couldn't remember. I chose the colour pink because there are lots of thing that are pink and I do not use pink in lots of things but I also chose it because my friend gave me an idea of a colour because I didn't know what color to do. For the colour poem you had to write down a sentence that had the three important things in it. If you would like an example here is a photo of my color poem.

Pink is the color of…….

  1. Pink is the color of a heart slowly beating in our body.
  2. Pink is the color of paint gently getting stroked on a wall.   
  3. Pink is the color of a flamingo patiently standing on one foot.
  4. Pink is the color of a pencil case sitting on the floor openly.    
  5. Pink is the color of a T-shirt sitting in the wardrobe all lonely.
  6. Pink is the color  of sock stuck to my feet sweaty and smelly.
7. Pink is the color of a worm slowly slithering around the cold floor.

So I hope you enjoyed I will see you a next time BYE

Our Learning Muscles

Our learning muscles
Hi guys welcome back to my blog. Today I will be blogging about our learning muscles. In this blog post you will learn lots of different things like what learning muscles are, how many learning muscles are there and lots more. I have chosen to do this blog post because we have been learning lots about learning muscles and I have been using them a lot.

In rimu we have been learning about learning muscles. Learning muscles are 17 different muscles in your brain. You use them for lots of different things. I use our learning muscles in learning task time, during home time and in lots more places.

The learning muscles or have different group known as Resilience, Reciprocity, Resourcefulness and Reflectiveness. Resilience means to be ready, willing and also to be able to get focused on your learning. Reciprocity means being ready, willing and able to learn alone but still be with others.  Resourcefulness means being ready,willing and able to learn in lots of different ways. Reflectiveness means being ready willing and able to be more strategic about your learning. The learning muscles are really helpful and sometimes you don't even know that you have been using your learning muscles.

 Now here is what the learning muscles are called. In Resilience there is Managing distractions, absorption, perseverance, noticing meaning. In Reciprocity there is imitation, interdependence, collaboration, empathy and listening. Then in  Resourcefulness there is capitalizing, reasoning, imagining, questioning and making links. And last but not least in Reflectiveness there is Distilling, meta-learning, revising and planning. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

My writing task

Hi my name is Rain and today I am going to be blogging about my writing task. For the writing task you had to write about anything you want but it has to b your personal best. 


Here is a photo of my writing task.

Agent Sara the monkeys diary

“Hello my name is agent Sara the monkey I am looking for a mystery to solve but the other monkeys won’t help me so here I am wandering around and looking for a mystery.”
Agent Sara the monkey
Mysteries solved
“I haven’t solved any mysteries yet but later on I will. The mysteries I want to solve is a Missing ring, a missing cat, a missing banna, a missing toilet, a missing tree, a lost monkey, a missing playground and more I just haven’t figured out more I really want to be a good agent and become famous.”
“I live in a house in the jungle the other animals think it’s weird to live in a house but I think that it’s more better to live in a house then it is out there besides if I lived out there where will all my work go?”  
“I do not have monkey friends I have other animal friends and they are Zack the duck, Ella the elephant, Jay the jaguar, Wolfy the wolf and lots more I just have not seen them in a while so I don't know there names.”

“Right now I am in the jungle park having a lunch break and after this I will keep finding mysteries but I am getting tired so I better have a little snooze in my comfortable bed with my agent blanky. I’LL see you latter by my diary.”

“Wow that was a big snooze What's this note on the door it’s from my friend Zack the duck it says”
Dear Sara

Hello I hope you get this message it’s really important. My pond has a big crocodile in it and I need your help can you get this crocodile out it’s eating my house can you please help me.

P.s I’m at my new pond by my mums pond.

Your sincerely Zack  

“Don't worry Zack I’m on the way I’m going to become a real Agent my dream has come true. I hope I get a shiny metal so that I can hang it on the wall I saved for when I get one. So I went off to Zacks pond In my banana boat there's a big Lake to his house so I need to bring my boat.  Off I went it was a big trip”.

“Finally I made it that was a long ride but I got to be quick there's an important job that needs to be solved” . Off I go. “Oh no” I said “that looks like a big crocodile how did it get there? Okay the first thing we need to do is figure out a way to get him out then we have to put together your house”. So me and Zack thought of a very good way to get the crocodile out and Zack came up with a very good idea. “Ok so one animal has to go in and get the wood then put it under the crocodile then we can get the rope wrapped around the tree and tie the wood together then we can get the other rope wrapped around the other tree and wrap it around the wood and then we all pull the crocodile out” said Zack. So we all did what Zack said it was very hard but we got the crocodile out. “Good job everyone there is just one more thing to do and that is put Zacks house together” I said “And I know just the way to do it let's take all the wood that is under the crocodile out and find a piece and put Zacks house together like a puzzle” and that is what we all did it was hard work but we got Zacks house back together and we finished the mission all together. “Wow great work everyone you did a fantastic job”

The mission was over and I got to go home and get ready for tomorrow. “Here I am at home I better put my banana boat away and head back to bed” I said proudly. “That was a very tough job and I’m glad that we all got it done as a team that was fun” I said feeling very proud of myself. I think that my mail box is full so I better go and see what’s inside”. So I went off and looked inside my mail box. Out popped party string and right in front of my eyes I saw gold shining so bright it looked like the sun. “ This is a dream come true” I said surprised. “I can also see an thank you note what does it say” I opened the note and this is what the note said.
Thank You Sara

Thank you Sara for helping me get that nasty crocodile out and putting my house back together it was a real duty so I am proud to say that you are now a real agent you will be taking harder missions now. I just want to say thank you one more time you made me happy and you made me think that you were a true friend.Thank you Sara you are a very good person.

From Zack   
“Wow this is a dream come true I am now a real agent it is now my duty to protect the world”

And agent Sara lived happily ever after.

I chose to write about this because I love little adventures and I thought it would be fun to write about it. My favourite part about my story is when she made her dream come true because she always wanted to be a agent and she now is.

My Passion Project

Hello and welcome back to my blog. My name is Rain and today I am going to be blogging about my passion project. A passion project is something you would like to learn more of or you would like to know how to do it.

I chose to do my Passion Project about rabbits because I do not know that much fact about them and I want to know more. Here is my slideshow.

  Here is my Passion Project Reflection.

Please answer all of the following questions

Describe your passion project. What was your learning in it? What were you trying to produce?
I was learning about rabbits or bunnies because I do not know  much about them and I really want to know more about them. I was trying to to produce my passion project with a slideshow and I did get it done.

How far did you get with your passion project? What would have helped you to get further?
I did finish my passion project so I did get far but if I did not finish my passion project to get further I would manage my distractions and sit by the right people.

What was the most challenging part of your passion project?
My most challenging part of my passion project would be finding facts and finishing slides. Because some facts I could not understand and finishing the slides were hard because there was not enough facts.  

What was surprising about your passion project?
I was surprised that there are lots of different facts about rabbits that I did not know so I was glad that I could find facts.  

Did you follow your plan well? Why or why not?
I think I followed my  plan well but in  some parts I think I did not. Because I think there were parts that I did not follow and there were parts I did follow.

Which learning muscles did you use the most while you were working on your passion project? How did you use each one?
I mostly used absorption in the quiet room and by myself in passion project time. I also used perseverance a lot when I was trying to get a slide done it would take forever and that's when I started using perseverance.

Include a picture/embedded link to your passion project  My Passion Project

Monday, June 20, 2016


Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today I am going to be blogging about our matariki day on Tuesday. There were lots of workshops and we had to choose three of them. The three I chose was matariki story, rock painting I forgot the name of it and zumba.

My favourite would be zumba because it was exercising and very fun. I also liked the moves they were very fun to do and some moves were hard. There were lots of cool songs that I liked. The lady that took it was very good and I had plenty of fun doing zumba. 

My second favourite is the matariki story because we got to paint but we only painted the background and I love painting. I had some problems, that was when I was nailing and I got stuck in the learning pit but I managed to get out.

When it was lunch time we all walked into the hall you could smell and see the beautiful food that the Rory, Eva and Aston cooked. We sat down and had a little something to eat then we had to all listen to the teacher, then wait for our gender and year group to be called so that you can go up and collect your delicious food. The fish pie and the floaters were delicious the all tasted yum. 


This is me painting my rock.

This is me, Keighan H, Tyla S, Ella, Maia and the lady that was teaching us.


This is me nailing. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

My iproud

Hello my name is Rain and today I will be blogging about my iProud. An iProud is when you talk about your favourite learning. You have to say what your proud of and what was your biggest challenge. Here is and example using mine.

My Best Learning

This is my bio poem


Lovable, sporty, kind

Sister of Lake
Daughter of Sammy, Sam
Lover of Puppy, netball, school
Who fears  heights, darkness, scary movies
Who needs Family, animals, friends
Who wishes for Good health, Never die but stay young, baby
Who would like to see Paris
Who gives love to her family and friends, her time,
Citizen of Hastings, New Zealand

I am proud of this because I worked hard and done my personal best.
My biggest challenge was coloring it in because I did not know what colors to color it in.

I have decided to do my bio poem because I was really proud of myself and I think I did well so I have chosen to do my iProud. If you read my bio poem you learn lots of different things about me.

For our bio poem we had to all go to the mat and we had to do all the things the teacher said we had to do we could not just sit there and start dong it we all had to do it together. First we had to right or name at the top. Then we missed one and moved on to the next you had to write you sibling if you had one. Then you write your mum and your dad after that you write on your computer what you love and I love lots of things. when you have finished that we had to write your fears then we had to write down what you need. When you have finished that, you write what you wish for and what or who would you like to see. After that you write what you give, your citizen and then you can write your last name. But remember you are not finished you still have to that last thing that we skipped and that is three things you think you are like kind, shy or funny.