Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Netbook reflection

How has having a netbook helped my learning?
Having a netbook lets me access all my learning, and helps me create documents and presentations . I can also  share my work with the world.

Has having a netbook helped  you communicate with your teacher?
Yes it’s helped me alot . It helps my teacher comment on my work whether it’s good or bad, and it helps me talk to my teacher about any mistakes I have made with my work.

What have you learnt online?
I have learnt that I can access my work from home on my class site.I have learnt that I can play learning games like maths whizz and many more.

What have you learnt from your friends?
They have taught me how to solve difficult questions, and helped me locate cool learning games.

Have you helped anyone this year?
Yes I have helped many people  edit there work, and make a blog post. I have also helped them find learning games.

How has digital learning helped your learning?

It’s helped in lots of ways like saving my work so I don’t lose it, let me tell the whole world about my learning. Helps me learn from other people that could possibly be living half way across the world.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Making butter chicken at tech

On Friday at tech I made butter chicken with my friends Nunia and Danielle. Here is how we made it.

Purpose:- To make butter chicken


butter chicken paste
potato or rice
coconut  cream
cooking oil


Wooden spoon
sharp knife
two chopping boards
frying pan


  1. First you dice the onion carefully ( using the chopping board).
  2. Second you peel the potato ( using  a chopping board) then chop it into squares or wash some rice and cook it to eat with the butter chicken.
  3. Third you clean the potato and put water into a pot and boil the potato to eat it with the butter chicken.
  4. Fourth you fry the onion until it turns brown.
  5. While the onion is frying chop the chicken into squares and once the onion turns brown add the chicken and cook it together with the onion.
  6. After the chicken is cooked add the butter chicken paste and stir.
  7. Then add the coconut cream and stir.
  8. When the potato or rice is cooked sift out the water for the potato.
  9. Once the butter chicken is done serve with your potato or rice.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Vanilla cake

Purpose:- To make a Vanilla cake


100g of self raising flour
110g of butter
110g of caster sugar
2-3 drops of vanilla essence
2 large eggs
1tsp of baking powder
Icing sugar

  1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Add the sugar to the baking powder and flour.
  3. Make sure the butter is at room temperature and beat that in with a electric whisk.
  4. Add the two eggs and  the vanilla essence using the electric whisk whisk it.
  5. Pour into appropriate size tins, and bake in a pre heated oven at 180 C degrees.
  6. While the cake is cooking pour cream into a bowl and whisk it to make whipped cream.
  7. Insert a skewer into the cake, and if it comes out clean it's ready, and if it isn't bake for an extra five minutes.
  8. When it is cooked cut it in half and add whipped cream in the middle then top it with icing sugar.


Procedural Writing-How to make a boat

Purpose:-  How to make a boat with recycled materials.


  • Bottles 5
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • Washing powder scoops 3
  • Bottle caps 6
  • Drinking caps 2
  • Ruler
  • Popsicle stick


  1. First you carefully cut a hole in three bottles (2 large and 1 medium).
  2. Second you sellotape the ruler to the bottom of the three bottles so that they stay in place.
  3. Third you sellotape the washing powder scoops inside the three bottles for the seats.
  4. Fourth you sellotape the last two bottles on the the side.
  5. Fifth you cut a rectangular hole on the two large bottles then you tape drinking caps on for the guns.
  6. Sixth you sellotape the six bottle caps underneath the bottle so it would lie straight.
  7. Seventh you brake two sides of the Popsicle stick and sellotape it in the medium bottle for the lever.
  8. Lastly you paint the top of the bottles ( don’t pant the bottom or else it will wash off in the water).


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Reading response activity

Background Info:-

This article was written by Amy Shanks and is about a Hawke’s Bay women who feeds her teenage children with just $8. She says she get’s $350 from WINZ and $175 from family assistance and she pays her mothers loan, mortgage, power bill automatic payments for school fees, the mechanic in case something goes wrong with her car.She also says that she owns a beach side house and she’s been single ever since her children were born.

Explore writing:-

I think the article is good but it has it’s good points and bad points.The bad points are she has her own beach side house which basicly sounds like she rich and she isn't living in poverty. Also she gets $525 but she pays off all her loans and bills with big amounts but why can’t she just pay little by little. The good points are she knows how to make a healthy meal with the basics egg and flour and she’s saving on petrol which is good for the enviroment. She says she will do anything for her children.


I feel sorry that she’s on a tight budget but then also I don’t feel sorry for her because she has her own house so why can’t she either sell it or rent it out to some rich family.It’s good that she looking for a job but she says that there are thousands of people looking for jobs.She is getting free money from the government so that's good.But I still think she could try and do more for her children. I also think the government should set up small hard working jobs for people like Kelly. But I am also asking myself where is her partner.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

My poem about my BFF

She is as beautiful as the sun
She loves having fun
She loves to swim in Summer
And she’s been in a Hummer

She hates the look of clowns
And she has a birthday crown
She loves a good horror movie
And loves to get down and groovy

She loves the colour blue
And loves to eat beef stew
She loves jewelry
And adores Queen B (Beyonce)

She loves to write
And shes afraid of the night
She constantly watches Lab Rats
And has a collection of hats

She loves the song Royal
And she loves using baby oil
She loves going shopping
And shes good at hip hopping

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Vege Car

LI:-To make connections with the text

The Vege car is a article about the McDonald family creating a car the doesn't need petrol but runs on vege oil. At first when he told people about it they thought that it was great but they also asked is it reliable. So James Nui and his son James Iti drove from the bottom of New Zealand to the top, and they started a Bluff and ended at Cape Reinga.

Evaluation:Has this text shown how important it is to save the environment? Yes How?It has shown that it is environmentally friendly, cheaper, cleaner, and Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimsons signed the vege car for support.

Application Questions:
   7.   Is it complicated to make the cars? Yes Why?It is complicated to make cars because you must connect everything together and make sure nothing goes wrong and you must make sure you put in the right things and put them in the right place.

Monday, 2 September 2013

News article I read today

At 5:30 in the morning a 3-week-old baby was  injured at a violent incident in Invercargill. Police and Ambulance staff were called to the  incident at Princess street and Senior sergeant Bruce Terry said “ Police officers were injured and they are just getting on the investigation and the ongoing work”. But the baby was in critical condition at Southland Hospital.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Design Examples

Today at tech I choose 4 pictures for examples to find out what kind of shape would my collage be. Second I answered who would like to see the picture which is who the target audience. Third I answered what are the positives about the picture. Fourth I answered what are the negatives about the picture.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tragic House Fire

Fire services were called to the Korora Rd house in the Tararua district just before 3am, and found it well alight on arrival.Central fire communications shift manager David Meikle said the one person has  died in a house fire and was being investigated by fire investigatetors and police.A ambulance spokesman said other than the person who died, two others are being treated for minor injuries.

Emergency services said they were also called to a fire in Palmerston North during the night. Mr Meikle said stables caught fire at a Awapuni property. One horse had died from the fire he said.An ambulance spokesman said one man with injuries was taken to Palmerston North Hospital.The fire, which was attended by three trucks, was being investigated today.

Friday, 9 August 2013

My Portrait

Today at Technology we learnt how to create a self portrait. First we took a photo of our selves on photo booth. Second imported it into photoshop. Third we set up layers into photoshop. Fourth we sketched ourselves. Fith we decorated our portraits.

Friday, 28 June 2013

My record of my reading

This is a Link to my reading log. Please click my link if you would like to see what I read.

My Algebra activity

This is a Link to my Algebra Activity. Please click on the link provided if you would like to view my work.

Friday, 31 May 2013

My sick weekend

First I woke up and got out of bed then suddenly I started coughing. At first I thought it was nothing then suddenly I started to burn up. MY Nana felt my forehead, it was as hot as a oven. My Nana advised me to go and sit down while she gets some paracetamol and a panadol. I had to drink two table spoons of the most disgusting medicines I have ever tasted. It tasted like mud mixed with food flavouring!!!. It was also hard to swallow my panadol because it was as big as a coin. After I drank my medicine I watch T.V and then suddenly I started to fall fast asleep.

If you would like to read more of my work please click this link.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Room 7's Pledge

Following our 'Tread Lightly Caravan' experience the students of Room 7 decided to make a pledge. Change begins with one step in the right direction......we will all make a difference to save our planet Earth.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

My maths work

Today I enjoyed doing my maths because I like to be challenged. Maths is fun for me because I love it and when I grow up it helps me.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Good hands

At Glenbrae School we have revisited our School Treaty and as part of this exercise all classes are working on 'a book about hands'. We are looking at positive ways in which hands can be used. We are all aspiring to make our school a 'safe and happy learning community. Please take the time to check out My story.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Making choices

LI:To use adjectives.
SC:I have used adjective to describe.

On Thursday morning room7 walked down to the life caravan for our last session.When we walked into the caravan Ms Jenny said we were going to watch a movie and see Harold.She turned down the light so we could see the movie. The movie was about peer presure and how drugs affect your brain and body. Then we talked about the most harmful types of  alcohol. After we finished Ms Jenny brought out Harold and he sang a song. When he finished we all cheered and clapped for him. Finally Lenyx said"On behalf of room 7 we would like to thank you for teaching us about making choices"

Monday, 4 February 2013

My Bio Poem

LI:To write a bio poem

Curious,Caring and Funny
Music, Fashion and Art
Optimistic, Happy, Curious
What is it like to live in Samoa
Spiders, Centipedes and Bees
Visit my family in Samoa and Tonga
Work with others
Nicki Minaj, Cher Lloyd and Becky Gomez