Thursday, 26 October 2017

Speech


Trip to the Gold Coast zoo

Have you ever held a koala before well I haven't and this was the day I was going to.

So it all started at the airport, then the car rental place, and then hotel. Days past, nothing to do, sizzling in the hot sun, then it came to zoo day, the thing I was looking forward to do the most (accept the theme parks). So it was a bright and sunny day and we were going to the zoo but it was about to change because when we got to the zoo the cl0uds were rolling in and the storm was coming.

So first we were going to the kangaroo but we didn't know where to go so we went on a little train and once we saw the kangaroos ( it was like an hour there and back )we hopped off and so we got some kangaroo food and then we went into the kangaroo cage and feed them. That's all for the kangaroos.

And after that we walked over to the birds and koalas. We didn't really look at the birds cause we had already seen bird before so then we walked over to the koalas and I saw a baby one. It was so small like the size of my hand.

And then we walked to the crocodiles and there were two that were so big. One was like three meters long but we missed the crocodile feeding which I wanted to see so bad.

When we went over to see the snake we saw one so fat and so long it was more than four meters long. I was really scared of it, so I didn't want to see more.  I just went out of the building they were in as fast as could go.

 Then we walked to the very front of the zoo and this was the most exciting part of my trip to the zoo. So we lined up waiting to hold a koala and then two minutes later we got to the front of the line then it was my turn to hold a koala for the first time.  We got a family photo and one just with me and the koala and once we left my mum had realised the koala had poo on me. 

But just like that my trip to the zoo it was all over.

And I hoped you enjoyed my story of going to the zoo and  holding a koala.




Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Sculptures Reflection

Sculptures Reflection

A found objects art is a piece of art where you don't buy stuff you get them from around your house.

What I used to make my found art project was Popsicle sticks, a big round toilet roll, fake flower, paint, sticker, colour paper and magazines and that what I used to make my found art.



I didn't have an inspiration because I was making it up as I went so I don't have a picture.

Something that went well was that it was round roll so it was hard to stick all the stuff on but I did it and it hasn't fallen  off yet.

What I like to change is the colour because I think it needs to be more colourful because it's just white.

Next time I may make it more colourful or just leave it white if I do it next time.



Arts blog

 Town Trip 

In week one our class went on a town trip we looked in the art gallery, the dance floor and the Margaret Mahy playground .

First we went to The art gallery But the sad thing about going to the art gallery was that only the upstairs was open but there were cool thing upstairs.

Then we went to the Margaret Mahy playground to see where the force is in the playground.

Then we went to look around town and go to the dance floor why we went to look around the town is to see the art in the city and then we went to the dance floor but the sad thing about the dance floor it was broken because the washing machine was not working.

Dance, Music And Drama

Now our class is doing art if you wondering what arts is it when we do dance, music and drama.

First I did dance with kiri my teacher and the dance moves we did were putting the dishes away and more I can not say because there are too many to say.

Second I did music with Mrs McCabe so what we did was get into groups of five in my group there were Megan, Ella Morgan, Ella F,  Aishani  and I we had to make music with stuff we found around the classroom but the twist was that we couldn't used real instruments.

Defining A Moment In Time 

My class was defining what a moment in time was we learnt that a moment in time is a second it can be a photo, a video or it can memory so one day we went out and around school to take photos and in the photos there could be you and a friend or just you and that what a moment in time is.

Calendar Art 

When did Calendar art we had a choice out of three to make I made a mosaic one and this is what mine looks like this 
I'm pretty proud of what I did because this took me two days to finish.

Fly On The Wall

Fly on the wall what a fly no the wall is when you go to a different class and take photos but the thing is when nobody knows that you're there and that is what a fly on the wall is.

Sculpture

In week eight Sharnika and I started our art project for our art project we did something different this is what Sharnika look like
Then this is what mind looks likes 

And this is my plan 
Who I'm working with 
Sharnika and I 

What we need 
Round cardboard bin thingy.
Toy cars.
Hot glue sticks.
Hot glue gun.
Soil/dirt.
Flowers.

Who's bringing what
Round cardboard bin thingy.school
Toy cars.Sharnika
Hot glue sticks.both
Hot glue gun.school
Soil/dirt.Sharnika
Flowers.both

Steps 
Cut the round cardboard bin thing in half.
Glue the toy cars around the    round bin thing.
spray paint the outside of them both.
Put in soil.
And last but not least but in the flower.

Mow my sculptures reflection

A found objects art is a piece of art where you don't buy stuff you get them from around your house.

What I used to make my found art project was Popsicle sticks, a big round toilet roll, fake flower, paint, sticker, colour paper and magazines and that what I used to make my found art.

I didn't have an inspiration because I was making it up as I went so I don't have a picture.

Something that went well was that it was round roll so it was hard to stick all the stuff on but I did it and it hasn't fallen of yet.

What I like to change is the colour because I think it needs to be more colourful because it's just white.

Next time I may make it more colourful or just leave it white if I do it next time.

Money Shot 

What a money shot is , is when you take a photo of something to capture a moment in but our money shot is about  Te-Puna because everyone body basically Starts in Te-Punta in our school and that is what a money shot is.

And this is my photo of my money shot.






Thursday, 6 July 2017

Autumn poem

Autumn Poem

Leaves twirling one by one .

Colourful leaves crunching in between my feet.

Jumping into cold spiky leaves.

A taste of fresh peppermint hot chocolate.

Autumn is here Summer is gone colourful leaves coming down .

Summer in gone Winter is near Autumn right now so look at the colourful leaves falling down one by one.



Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Science Blog

Science blog
Week 9/10 
Miniature playground plan

The activity Sharnika and I will be doing is a miniature playground.

When I make my miniature playground I will be doing it with Sharnika but we will be making a different miniature playground.

We will be working in art area because we need to use a hot glue gun.

What are bringing is
Hot glue gun/me
Hot glue sticks/me 
Cardboard/both of us 
Popsicles sticks /me
Sand/school 
String/me
Stick/school
Straw

What we to organise
Popsicle sticks/done✅ 
Hot glue stick/done✅

My steps for the base of the playground 
Get the base of the playground ready to attach most of the things on the base of the playground like the flying fox and slide. 
Then I have to make the flying fox and the slide to attach to the base of the playground.
Then I have to make the swing set then the seesaw and then the sand pit and maybe a soccer field.
 Is to put all the playground together.

 Now my steps for the slide are 
Get the Popsicle sticks and hot glue gun out with the sticks.
Put the Popsicle sticks where you want them to be.
Then stick them all together where you want them.

Now also my steps for seesaw is
Put straw on the Popsicle stick cut about 2cm.
Then put a full Popsicle stick on the straw.
And then cut a little strip of Popsicle stick.
And done you have seesaw now.

Reflection of the miniature playground 

What I am creating is a miniature playground.

What work well for me was to get the main base of the playground done because I was trying to get that done first because the base holed the slide, rock wall, spider net and swing.

A struggle for me was to do the swing because I can't get it to work by getting the swing to stand up so I put the swing underneath the base and how I made the swing was with a Popsicle stick and string and this is what turned out like


An improvement for me is not to rush because I think that the seesaw is like turning and that's not the way I wanted to be.

My next step is to make a hopscotch and foursquare. 

Week 8 
Catapult 

Gravity is force because gravity attracts our bodies towards the centre of the earth.

Pushing and pulling are forces too because they cause speeding up, slowing down, change in a different direction.

What I did was a Catapult and the steps to make the catapult were 
You had to get the material and the material were popsicles stick, tape, rubber bands and plastic spoon and one cotton ball and three cotton balls.
And we had to get everything.
And then we had to build our catapult. 
Then we had to go and fire it outside.

What I did was a catapult and we had to collect the data by going outside and fire cotton balls but every test I did I had to add one rubber band and the tools I use was popsicles stick, tape, rubber bands and plastic spoon and one cotton ball and three cotton balls.

And once I went outside I came inside I did my data and my data for the one was

1 cotton ball 
Rubber bands
distance
notes
test 1
0
60cm


test 2
1
1m 23cm


test 3
2
2m


test 4
3
2m 63cm


test 5 
4
1m 77.5cm


test 6
5
1m 83cm


test 7
6
1m 1cm


test 8
7
1m 48cm


test 9
8
8m 72cm


test 10
9
3m


test 11
10
1m 44cm



And my data for the three cotton balls are

cotton ball 
Rubber bands
distance
notes
test 1
0
65cm


test 2
1
95cm


test 3
2
45cm


test 4
3
1m 24cm


test 5 
4
43cm


test 6
5
96cm


test 7
6
44cm


test 8
7
70cm


test 9
8
76cm


test 10
9
10cm


test 11
10
50cm



When I did the catapult with three cotton balls it didn't really go good so if I would  change something it would be to not do it with three cotton balls.

How I used this learning was that I didn't have a catapult but Sharnika let me use her catapult but one thing learnt was to not put a big catapult in a small desk.

In my learning I am designing and creating a miniature playground and explaining push/pull, gravity and acceleration 

Week 7
Pulley system 

What I've done
This week I got to choose from two activities and they were mini golf and pulley system I choose pulley system because I wanted to see it go up and down and I choose pulley system because I wanted a Challenge and I did it with Heilee and we did the pulley system in room 13 and we used a shoebox, string, tape, a bottom of a plastic bottle and a toilet roll.

 What I found out 
Our first pulley system went Really good because we got it to go Up and down this time but when it went down it would go down fast like you're on a really fast water slide.

What I wonder 
Is if I can make it go slower down I would because if it was a slide I would not go on it because I would not like to go on a slide that goes straight down it would not be that fun but when heilee and I made our pulley system I think that our first pulley system went better than our second.

Week 6

What i’ve done:
I got to choose between three activities this week. And they were out of basketball bounce, ping pong ramps and chair pulleys.
I choose chair pulleys because I wanted to see if I can make it go up and down not side to side. I made my chair pulley in room 13. I made it with Emma and we used two chairs and rope.

What I found out:
On our first test run for the chair pulley didn't really go good because we try going up and down but when we try pulling the basket up it would just stay in the same place.

 I wonder
I wonder what would happen if we did it up stairs would it be different or would it be the same but Emma and I did just putted the rope over some wire so it may be different pulling it up stairs.

Week 5 
Baseball bounce 

What I’ve done was
 basketball bounce.

What found out was that 
Basketballs bounce because of gravity, force and push.

What I wonder 
Is if there was no gravity in the ball will it still bounce .


Week4 
25/05/2017

What I’ve done this term is
Catapult 

What I found out about 
Catapults is that all catapults need to a lever to pull it back so it can go  farther because if you hold it ,it will go far but it's not a proper catapult .

What I wonder is
If I had a lever I think it would go much more far away 


Monday, 12 June 2017

High ropes

High Ropes 
High ropes was my group's second activity, at the time I felt it was going to be exciting, amazing even.
 But no when I got on the high ropes it was very high and very scary for me.
 I wanted to come down right away but Steve my activity parent and kiri were encouraging me to go to the second ball.  I got down because it was way too high for me. 
When it was all over I was very happy to get it done with .

Monday, 5 June 2017

Overalls


23/05/2017

I am navy blue overalls. I’m made of denim and I have rips on both of my knee. I am very new she washes me with blueberry scented power and she wears me everyday and she doesn't throw me on the floor when she’s done with me for the day. I am her favourite pair of overalls she ever had.  And she doesn't let anyone other than her wear them because she loves me more than all of her clothes and that's why she doesn't let anybody wear me .

In my writing I need to not say what I am right away .