Thursday, December 10, 2009

Good Luck Year 8's!

It's almost the end and all the year 8's are leaving. I'm going to miss them so much!!!!!!, They were all so awesome.

Good luck next year to everyone!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Must-dos and Sees of NZ

The Must-dos and sees of NZ

  1. The Skytower in Auckland

  2. Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach

  3. Milford Sounds

  4. Fox and Frans Josef Glaciers

  5. Hanmer Springs

  6. Farewell Spit

  7. Rotorua Muesem

  8. Te Papa

  9. Waitangi Treaty Grtounds

  10. Haruru Falls

Check out this website for more tourist destinations

101 Must-sees in NZ

Thursday, October 29, 2009

If I Could Go Anywhere In The World I Would Go To...

I f I could go on Holiday anywhere in the world I would probably go to Paris, France because I have always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower and because I have always loved that country.

What I find interesting about France is the culture I have always found that the French are very unique and interesting. I specifically want to go to Paris because I know there are lots of amazing landmarks there!!!!

If you could go on a holiday where would you go?

New Blog

New Blog, check out my new blog about our trip to Matainui...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Inspiring Song

I have been tagged to write a post about inspiring music. After I have written my post I will then tag 5 people who will write a post about their inspiring song and so on. (More Details)
I have chosen Hot Air Balloon by Owl City as my inspiring song.

I picked this song because it reminds me that no one is perfect and everyone is a little bit crazy sometimes! It also reminds me that you can do pretty much anything if you put your mind to. The song is really original and creative which makes me enjoy listening to it!

It's also my favourite song :-)

I have picked: Bubbles, jjdragonrider, Miss South Africa ,Pinky and Drumbledoor

Monday, October 12, 2009

This is what's happening....

This is my image story telling about Climate Change.
I made this story for BAD.

Cheeky penguins (BCWK5)

I like this image because it shows two cute king penguins, one who looks like he knows he is being photographed and is confidently posing for the camera and another cheeky penguin who is imitating his mate beside him.

I picked this image because I love penguins and these two show some real personality!

Cricket (BC WK5)

One of my main interests is Cricket.
I like playing backyard and competitive cricket, But I also enjoy playing beach cricket.
I can also properly score cricket which I do every Saturday morning for my brothers team.
My strongest point in the game is probably batting or fielding.

These two links include the rules of competitive school cricket and the history of cricket.

-Cricketers should be people who do not boast; nor quit; nor make excuses when they fail. They should be cheerful losers, and quiet winners. They should play fairly and as well as they can. They should enjoy the pleasure of risk. They should give their opponents the benefit of the doubt and value the game itself more highly than the result.


Blogging Challenge WK6 - Climate Change

Climate change affects me because it means that the younger people in generations to come won't have the opportunity to see half the animals we get to see today. They probably won't get to see the polar ice caps or research Antarctica either because for our on selfish, foolish reasons we won't stop to look at the damage we are doing by leaving the light on or not turning of the TV.

It upsets me because a lot of animals are going to die or go extinct because of climate change. The human species may even go extinct because we just cannot handle the outrageous changes climate change will make to our planet.

We could stop climate change or at least slow it down by trying to make these changes to our lifestyle. (linked in purple) Please Try!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Blogging Challenge WK 3 - The Best Way to Reply to a Comment

I think that if someone leaves a comment on your blog it is better to reply in their blog comments especially if they have moderated comments. But if they do not have a blog it's good to reply through e-mail. I think replying in your own blog comments would be the last way I would respond unless they are a regular checker of your blog.

I think that responding through e-mail would be the best way to carry on a conversation because responding through e-mail almost guarantees they will receive your reply!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Blogging Challenge- Commenting WK 2

Comments I like to get on my blog include: critical comments because I like to get different peoples ideas about my blog so I can improve my blog to appeal to lots of different audiences.

I like to get comments about mistakes I have made so I can learn from my mistakes and improve from there.

I also like positive comments from people. I like people telling my the things they like about my blog!

My comments are moderated so that inappropriate comments are not published on my blog. Moderated comments are comments that get checked by the owner of the blog before they get published on the blog.

If you do not have a blogger account you can still comment on my blog. You just have to select OPENID in the profile drop list. It asks you to enter your URL and them you can comment.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Blogging Challenge 2

Here is my post for the second blogging challenge.

I joined the blogging challenge because I thought it would be a great opportunity to improve my blogging and commenting skills.

I would like to take part in the commenting section because our class have been blogging for the last six months or so. So I think that I am experienced enough to try the BC challenge!

I hope some of the activities include making posts for lots of different audiences and interacting with other bloggers from lots of different countries!

At the end of ten weeks I hope to have some more people on my cluster map, to have interacted with some different kids from around the globe and to of had fun!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Survey For T3 Topic

Here is my survey for my product that I will be presenting at the trade fair in wk 10.
If you would like to have your say in my survey please put the number of the question and response to the question in your comment!

1. Do your arms get tired when you read from holding up your book?

2. Would you buy a product that would hold your book while you read?

3. How much would you pay for it?

4. Do you have any ideas for a name for the product?

5. What colours do you suggest?


Friday, August 7, 2009

Tree people

Hey Guys

I am a part of an online website, called treepeople, committed to helping the environment.

Treepeople is run by genesis energy. On it you can make pledges to help save the environment. When you complete a pledge your tree grows and you can earn gifts.

Tree people is so cool. Take a look at the site and hopefully you will become a member too!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Harry Potter and the half Blood Prince Movie Review

On Saturday night I went to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Overall I thought it was a disappointing movie compared to all the the other HP movies but I found certain parts very entertaining.

The end was very sad but I think it summed up the whole plot of the previous movies.

Over all I would rate it a 5/10 for its exciting ending.

If you have seen HP 6 please leave your opinions in the comments!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What I hope for

In ten years I hope to have a bachelor in education from university and be teaching as a kindergarten teacher in Canada.

After I have achieved that I hope to own my own kindergarten on a farm so I can educate the kindergarten children about animals and sustainability as well as providing a safe environment.

I would like to have a bachelor in education because I really enjoy little children and I think educating them will be fun as well.

In university I will study first aid.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

5 Top Things I Want To Study at School

Here are the 5 top things I would like to learn about at school

  • Animals-All about animals: What habitats they need, how to care for them ETC.
  • Astronomy-Everything that goes on in space
  • Throughout the ages-History
  • Film Making-How films work and how to film/work them
  • Digital photography-How to take a good photo ETC.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Harry Potter and the half Blood Prince

Have you read the Harry Potter series? It is one of the best series of books ever and the 6th movie is coming out in July!
There is going to be a midnight premier of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at the cinema!!!!!

The 6th Harry Potter book is about Harry finding his true identity and learning that he is the one that is destined to defeat Voldemort!!!
If you have not read the Harry Potter series you must because it is a series worth reading!!!

Class Party

On Friday our class had a party because it was A- Miss McConnell's last day in our classroom and B- Because we got 1000 class points.
We watched Mrs. Doubtfire which was cool had a whole block of PE as well as a shared lunch.

Thanks Miss McConnell for organising the day it was cool fun!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Twilight Saga} NEW MOON TRAILER

Have you seen Twilight it is the best movie and now the 2nd movie is coming out in November. But first you HAVE to see the New Moon official movie trailer it is so cool you can find it on youtube by searching Official new moon trailer or MTV. new moon.


In class this term we have been doing a program called D.A.R.E. In D.A.R.E we learn about resisting drugs and alcohol,cyber-safety and bullying ETC. We have to do a series of worksheets about our life and what being our age is all about.
I think D.A.R.E is good for us because it teaches us some common sense about the real issues of our age so that in the future we don't make some silly mistakes.
If you have any opinions on D.A.R.E please share them in the comments!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Opinions on if we should blog

At the moment there is a debate going on at the Ministry of Education about whether to blog or not to blog.
I think blogging is a good idea because it gives us a chance to showcase our work in a different environment and because we get to share our work with other people.

If you have any opinions on why we should blog or not blog please leave them here.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kids 4 Kids

I am in the Kids 4 Kids choir and we are performing on Monday night. We are going to be singing some songs with Suzanne Prentice to raise money for the kids in countries affected by poverty . The money will go to World Vision then to the kids.
Here's a link to find out more : World Vision

“The public response to these concerts is always absolutely wonderful. Around 4000 children have been sponsored over the years as a result of Kids for Kids,” says Russell Johnson- Kids 4 Kids manager

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Science Fair

Science fair is due in a month and i really don't know what to do. Personally science is not my favourite subject but I think it might be cool to give it a try so good luck to everyone who is giving it a go!

B.T.W If you want to know anything about supply and demand and sustainability ETC. check out my sustainability blog!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jane Blonde Book Review

Have you read the Jane Blonde series?

It is an awesome series of books about a super spylet called Jane Blond (Female take on James Bond) It explains her adventures on her spy missions and how she gets out of telling her mum.

Her dad is the best spy in the world and is working to beat the bad guy Copernicus. He decides it is time to train his daughter in the art. Jane Blonde changes from a school girl to a super spylet....


'Until now you have been just plain old Janey Brown. But you are going to grow and grow. You will be what your parents have not allowed you to be. It's in your past. And it's in your future.There's a whole new part of you just waiting to burst out. You are Jane Blonde sensational spylet. Welcome to our world'

I rate it 4/5 a light read mainly for girls although boys may find a little interest.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Blog!

Click on this link HERE to view my new sustainability blog for terms 2s topic: sustainability!

Monday, April 27, 2009

What would you take?


If you were going to stay on a deserted island for 10 days with no electricity, housing ETC. what 10 items would you take to stay alive whilst being environmentally friendly?

I would take: Heaps of water, Warm clothing, a tent, nails , wood, an air bed, heaps of warm blankets, a phone, a radio and food.

Also what state do you think the world is in at the moment, environment wise?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fun Game

This afternoon my siblings and i were out in the backyard and we started playing this game it is really fun but you have to have more than 3 people.
First of all you need to spread out, then you each spin around 20 times and when you have done that you try to chase each other. It sounds silly but it is really fun!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Hope you had a good easter weekend
Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The pros of blogging

Here are some reasons why blogging is good for learning:
Blogging is a really good learning tool for mature learners because it improves punctuation because all our work on our blog has to be perfect so we learn our punctuation and spelling. Blogging also improves our story/report writing skills because we blog with a story and we share that story on the Internet so we improve because we are writing a story every time we blog.
So if you don't already have a blog it is a good idea because it helps learning skills and it is a fun hobby!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Traits of a quality learner.

Do you know what a successful learner does to be successful? Successful learners listen to all instructions and settle into tasks quickly and quietly. They produce high quality work to get top marks. Learners never ever stop until it is the highest standard and they are proud of what they have done and achieved! To be successful you must use the 16 habits of mind: Manage self, Using senses to learn, Persisting, Participating and contributing ETC.

WALT: To be a successful learner all throughout life.

HWIK: Your work will always be perfect in your eyes and you will learn and achieve to your full potential
Here is a picture that for me shows sucesful learning because they are all focused on what they are learning. (Sorry the picture wont upload please use the hyperlink) Quality Learning
Here are a couple of links to successful learning sites: Link 1, Link 2

(WALT = We are learning to. HWIK = How will i know)

Thursday, April 9, 2009



Today in the ICT suite we played around with some wordles on our blogs.

Wordles are a jumble of words put together unique for your website. My friend and i decided on the ones we really liked and mr w00dy helped us upload them.

This is my unique wordle for my blog.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Succesful Learning

What is a successful learner is it someone who is always listening? or is it someone who's work is always on time and done to the highest standard?
In class we did a unit on successful learning. We had to create a learners profile and integrate ICT. I made a certificate for my learners profile to outline the traits of a successful learner. Here it is!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

True or False


Mr w00dy made and interesting statement in class today that disruptive boys work better when on the computer independently is this true or false?
I think it is true because i think boys have a fascination with ICT and using it to do their work but i don't know everybody thinks differently.

Leave your opinions on boys and ICT in the comments!

Successful Learning


In class we are doing a unit on successful learning. Black wolf and I are working together on our presentation of successful learning virtues. We have to explain what a successful learner does and how they learn. We also have to present it using ICT!
We have decided to a certificate awarding someone for their successful learning!

We will put our completed presentation on our blogs sometime so look out for it!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Science Roadshow!


Today we went to the fontera science roadshow!
We watched a presentation on planet earth which was informative and it taught us about matter and how matter cycles. After that we got to play with the exhibits there was a black hole exhibit where you got to watch how a black hole works by experimenting with a marble and a funnel and there was an experiment where you had to find the right key for the lock using the clues and the way things fit together. After we played with the exhibits we watched another show about sound waves and the human hearing range!

My favourite part was experimenting with the mirrors and watching the different shapes form in the mirror.
Please leave your comments on your favourite part and your opinions on the science roadshow!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Balloons over Waikato 2009

Recently at Waikato uni the balloons over Waikato took place it was fun and exciting as the evening started with well known bands playing their hearts out and then a few games to be played. The balloons started glowing at about 8:00. There was music and different balloons lighting up at different times. After the balloon festival their was a series of fireworks which were colourful and loud!!!!
Overall i enjoyed the whole festival and my favourite balloon was the ladybird because of the bold colours and the happy expression on its face!!!

If you went please leave comments on your favourite balloons!!!

The whole series of balloons,

Happy birthday balloon ,

The ladybird balloon

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Class Councillor


We found out who our class councillors are today they are: The Other Boy and The Unknown Seeker!!!Yay!!! Congratulations guys you are going to do such a great job!

Also well done to all the people who tried for class councillor, You're great!!!

Good Luck

(Class Councillors are helpful and responsible people in our class who lead assembly's do things on the classes behalf and help with any problems in the classroom!!!)



We got back from camp on Friday afternoon, It was so fun i enjoyed playing bat down on the beach and snorkeling (Although my snorkel leaked) On camp we climbed MT. Pauanui - Awesome view, Collins Drive - The cave was cool and MT. Paku that also had an amazing view!!!

The skit night was really funny our group did Dancing With The Stars it was really fun to do. Somebody went freestyle on guitar that was so cool!!!!

Group 2 (My Group) Went to Mini Golf it was so fun!!! there were 18 holes bending round corners going up and down hills and going through wind mills!!!

Overall camp was a great experience and now i know some people in room 18 a whole lot better!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009



Oh my gosh we are going on camp tomorrow i am nervous because Mr Woody is going to put bugs in our sleeping bags (AGRH) But i am looking forward to overnight (Apart from the bugs!)

I will make a more interesting camp post after camp!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Andy Warhol

In class we have to research one of our favourite artists and draw a self portrait using their style.
Andy Warhol is one of my favourite artists because he has some interesting paintings that are creative and colorful!!
Andy Warhol was the founder of Pop Art Movement and he was one of the most famous artists of the 1960's he was a filmmaker a print maker and a painter!!He turned stars into art and he always wanted to be famous ever since being a little boy, He would say: "I wanted to be art businessman or a business artist. Being good at business is the most fascinating kind of art."

I love Andy Warhol's art because it is creative,interesting and i enjoy watching his different art styles. I like the way he has taken modern items like tomato soup and turned it a beautiful piece of art!!!!

This is his most famous piece of art The Can Of Soup

This website has some really cool information on Andy Warhol check it out!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What do you want?


I'm sort of stuck for ideas of what to put on my blog so i was wondering what would you be interested in reading on my blog! Please comment with your ideas!

Check out these
You should check out
The Other Boy's blog which has some really cool posts!
Also you should check out
Green Grass and Rainbows for some true points and check Woodmonstas for some other cool blogs as well as being cool it's self!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Science Fair


We have to start work on our science fair project.This year i have decided to to Planet Earth and beyond which i think is quite a challenging catagory because i mean how on earth am i going to do an experiment based on planet earth and beyond. So if you have any cool websites or facts or anything that might help please leave a comment!!!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Battery Farming


How sad is this there are about 4 hens stuffed into 1 cage about the size of an A4 piece of paper! All so we can have eggs.
How would you feel if you were put in that position pecking other hens and being pecked by other chickens,standing on uncomfortable wire 24/7 and never even making contacts with your eggs. Its animal cruelty and it is not cool!!! So maybe we should start thinking about buying free-range eggs sometimes they may be a few cents more but think about this situation!!!! Its animal cruelty up against a few cents out of your normal budget every so often, I hope you can find the kindness in your heart to save the poor hens and change your eggs at least just once!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Book Review


I just finished this awesome book called Wintering Well and and i really enjoyed it. It is one of those books that you just cannot let go of its about this boy who lives on a farm and wants to be a farmer when he is older but when there is a farming accident and he loses his leg he dosen't know what to do but in the end he meets his futre and finds out without a leg he isn't that useless after all.

Ages: 10+
Rating 7/10

Wintering Well by Lea Wait

Wednesday, February 18, 2009



We are going to painui camp in two and half weeks and i am so nervous its all a bit scary really because i dont know what to do and i dont know what we will be doing but apart from that its going to be fun! Especially going with Mr Woody. its going to be even better!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Year 7 Swimming Sports


Today it was the Year 7 Swimming Sports down at the University pool
Most of us had a go which was cool and most of us also earnt points for our house (cool as well).I did Backstroke and breaststroke. It was really fun!!! I hope everyone else had fun too!!!
Good luck to the year 8's!
Go Tongariro House !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I looked on the news and saw this and i thought it was something to think about:

Man falls on face after first sky dive>

A swedish tourist landed and fell on his face after his first sky dive. It was his first solo sky dive and ended very badly. Officials say his chute opened but from there it was an uncotrolled fall. St. John's ambulance head said the 26 year old Swedish man was lucky to be alive.

I thought that was quite interesting.

So if you were that man think about it would you sky dive again?

Thursday, February 12, 2009



I had a little look on the internet about friendship and what it means to be a friend i found these quotes and thought they were quite cool:

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia

My favourites: A good friend is cheaper than therapy. ~Author Unknown

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb

And one for Mr. Woody: The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. ~Aristotle



This my woodmonsta !

Name: Smee

Breed: My Woodmonsta is a cross beetween a snake and a birdie. (The breed name is: Snee)

Attitude: He is gentle and tame he reacts well with humans and other animals as long as they are gentle back he is always happy.

Habitat: Smee lives on the ground or in caves and holes in the ground. Snee's are rarely found up trees but if you are lucky you might spot one!

Description: Snees are gentle animals who feed on leaves and bugs. Their common colors are: Head: Purple and body: Green with purple spots or you can sometimes find them in reverse.

Please leave feedback/feedforward on the comments

Monday, February 9, 2009

First Post

Yay its my first post from room 18 how exciting!
New school,New teacher its gonna be a great year