Friday, 20 October 2017


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Long ago, the Earth was covered in darkness. None of the creatures living there knew what daylight looked like.
One day, all of the animals of the forest gathered together in a clearing. They wondered if it would be better to remain in darkness, or if it would be better to also have light. Deer, Chipmunk, Raccoon, Wolf, Bear, and many other creatures climbed to the top of the highest mountain. The mountain stood so tall that there were no trees on its top, and it was covered only with rocks. Millions of stars blinked in the dark sky overhead. The biggest and most powerful animal in the forest was the bear, and he was the first to reach the mountaintop. Bear stood on the highest peak, looked out over the forest below, and argued for remaining in darkness. He said that the creatures of the forest would be able to sleep better in darkness because there would be no light to keep them awake. Most of the other animals were afraid, and they agreed with Bear. Raccoon said that he did not mind the darkness because he was so smart that he could find plenty of food, even in the dark. Wolf was easy to please, too. She didn't mind the darkness because she could howl in darkness or in light.
But one animal did stand up to Bear. Chipmunk, the smallest of the animals, argued that it would be better to have both light and dark. Chipmunk was very clever. As Bear continued to argue for darkness, she made many good arguments for light.
Slowly, the night passed. Bear grew tired of talking, but Chipmunk chattered on and on, as if she had all of the energy in the world. As the other animals dropped off to sleep, one by one, Chipmunk kept arguing. Finally, the first sunrise ever seen by the animals appeared over the top of the mountain. They woke up and were amazed by what they saw.

Chipmunk began to dance from rock to rock. Bear became angry because he didn't get his way. He roared loudly and ran after Chipmunk. He chased Chipmunk all the way down the mountain. Bear was fast, and he reached out his giant paw to grab Chipmunk. Chipmunk got away, but not before Bear managed to scratch her back with his long claws. And that is why, to this day, you can see stripes on Chipmunk's back!

Practice questions:
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What is the theme of this story?
  1. Stand up for what you believe in
  2. It is better to go along with the crowd
  3. There is only one right way to do things
  4. Making choices is easy

What is bear like?
  1. He is a good listener
  2. He is used to getting his way
  3. He doesn’t know what he wants
  4. Other animals like him a lot

“Bear grew tired of talking, but Chipmunk chattered on and on, as if she had all the energy in the world”

What does chattered mean?
  1. Moved slowly
  2. Laughed
  3. Spoke quickly
  4. Argued

Why do the chipmunks have stripes on their backs?
….. Because bear Scratch chipmunk back

Where does the story take place?
  1. A barn
  2. On an island
  3. Near a lake
  4. On a mountain top

What happened after Chipmunk's argument with Bear?
  1. The animals saw their first sunrise ever
  2. Bear was happy that he got his way
  3. The animals continued to live in darkness
  4. Chipmunk fell asleep

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All about blueberries

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    o you know how blueberries grow? They grow on bushes. Each blueberry is small and round. Many blueberries can grow on one bush. At first, the blueberries are green. The green berries are not ready to eat yet. They need a lot of sun and rain to help them become fat and sweet. When the berries turn blue, they are ripe and ready to be picked.

Some farmers grow blueberries in big fields. The people who live nearby can earn money by helping to pick the blueberries. Each one takes a pail out to the field and fills it with blueberries. They work fast so that they can fill many pails. They want to earn as much money as they can. When they are done picking, their fingers are blue from the juice of the berries!

After the blueberries are picked, they are put into boxes and sent to stores. People buy the blueberries and take them home to eat. Some people like to wash the berries and eat them one by one. Other people like to cook with blueberries. They make blueberry muffins and pancakes.

No matter how you eat them, blueberries taste great!

Test Questions:

“The people who live nearby can earn money by helping to pick the blueberries.”
What does earn mean?

  1. Sell
  2. Get
  3. Lose
  4. Share

What color are the blueberries BEFORE they are ready to be picked?
  1. Blue
  2. Red
  3. Green
  4. Brown

Where do the blueberry pickers work?
  1. In a barn
  2. In a field
  3. In a forest
  4. Near a stream

What happens to blueberries AFTER they are picked?
  1. They are put into boxes.
  2. They need sun and rain
  3. They become sweet and ripe.
  4. Farmers plant them

“They need a lot of sun and rain to help them become fat and sweet.”
What does sweet mean?
  1. Juicy
  2. Sour tasting
  3. Dry
  4. Sugary tasting

What could be another title for this story?

  1. All about blueberries
  2. How to cook with blueberries
  3. Eating blueberries
  4. All about berries

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Rap about a lazy flying shark.

One day me and my lazy flying shark was going on a trip to space. We were so bored that shark said should with do a rap that's was a good idea shark you go first. Ok a super flying shark with lazy beam eyes smashing people's car and shooting the skies. Then the shark went back to the sea and then the next day he went back to the place and strat's to shooting the bees. Then when the people strat't to shoot fries the shark run back to his home. He went back to the house and strat's to shoot files and all of the people was scared. That was the end of my rap.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Beware of ads

Cybersmart Monday Madness

Today we learnt to beware of ads on websites. They can try to go your information, or trick you into buying things.

You can even find ads on Cool maths games.

Be cybersmart everybody.

Problem Solving

Walt: solve decimal problems

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stardome Recount

On Thursday room 6,7 was half into groups. We were going on a trip to stardome. We had to Splitted into groups. We had Parent helper to look after all of us.

When we got there we were 10 minutes early. Then we all got to go to the park and play. The only one that i stay on was the flying fox. Then we went back to where we was sitting.

When we walk into the dome it was big. Then we had to sit down on the Recliner chair. Then we watch a movie and same people was dize and was going to sleep.

It was amazing when you got to the star dome. Thank you parent helping us.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Problem Solving

Phases of the moon

Use and explain several strategies for finding and learning the meaning of unknown words
Walt: Find specific information in a non fiction text

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Cross Country

On a very hot sunny day pt England school had cross country. The cross country was at pt England school on the field. The year 5,6,7 and 8 had to ran 1.5 kilometres but the year 7 and 8 had to do 2 laps.

We had to get changed into our house colour. After we got changed into our house colour we had to go to the hard court. The year 1’s had to go first for there race. The year 5,6,7 and 8 had to wait for their race.

It was the year 5 boy’s turn. We had to line up for Mr Burt to slap the clapper. Then all of the year 5 boy’s gassed past Mr Burt then we had to follow the marshal. When me and Anania was Almost coming a tie but i just beat him.

When the race start for the year 5 boys i felt very nervous. When we got into the gate There was a big
Puddle. Mostly all of the people was sprinting in the start then when they got half way they start to jog. I enjoyed cross country because i liked getting muddy.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Word investigation

This week room 6 was learning about our word investigation

Thursday, 17 August 2017


this week the space invaders was working on our subtraction

The boy with the blue tongue

Once upon a time there was a little girl name Kurtas he was inventing a blue tongue.The ‘blue tongue said where am my and Kurtas screamed like a girl’. ‘Then he said who are you, I am the world's Strongest bluetongue’.

The next day Kurtas and the blue tongue was going for a walk. But suddenly the prime minister came out of no wear and bumped of Kurtas and the blue tongue. Then they said ‘who are you’ ‘i am the prime minister for the United States of America my name is Obama’.’Kurtas and the blue tongue said what’s your problem man Then Obama said want’s your problem i didn't mean to bumped you off i am sorry’.

When Kurtas,the blue tongue and the The prime minister was going for a walk to the skate park.They were doing some tricks then one of them did a cool tricks. But suddenly he didn't make the tricks then he went flying. Then a boy name Tata Rua came and ‘said i will save him kids don't worry’.

When they all met they was best friends for ever.’then Kurtas said do you guys want to go a walk yes let go to the movie that a good idea that what I was going to say then let go.then after the movie’s finish they went back to their home.  

Thursday, 22 June 2017

My inventing

This is my Nike Mag there are button on the side there's a off button and a on button.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Scary Picture Prompt Story Writing with Miss Szymanik

One day a boy called John key and Donald Trump were going to work on their bikes. Suddenly some strangers picked up John key and Donald Trump and dumped them into a  tunnel. When they got into the tunnel they looked on the side and they saw tagging. When they walked someone was making this Scratching noise and the lights were off and it was so dark.They walked Slowly but someone named Annabelle jump out of nowhere and Scared them. A cop named Mason came and arrested Annabelle. She stayed in prison for 90 years.    

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Swimming lessons

Team 4 went to the pool’s only for three weeks. Room six maths goes to swimming on lunchtime at 1:45 pm. Team 4 goes to Glen Innes Pools in Gi. Team 4 goes every day at Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday except Friday.

If you are going on a boat you must have a life jackets on your body. Because if you go in the middle of the ocean you can fall off by the wave.We go for a shower then we have to go to our  instructor then we have to put the life jackets on us.We learn how to get into the pool we sit on the side then we get in safely.

All of team 4 went to glen innes pool only for three weeks.We learn how to arm circles,splashed and we Learn how to float on our back.We had a race whoever came first will go into the big pool. If you go to the big pool you will have to go 3 lap without stopping.We learn how to get into the pool,arm circles splashed.

I feel that I know more about swimming and and wearing a life jackets and to swim with only look at them.I feel hoot when i went into the pool. When we went into the pool I felt warm.but when we got out of the pool we was all wet. Our instructor was Jess,Kat and Jed they were an awesome instructor that i ever had.  

Friday, 19 May 2017


My Mihi

Tēnā koutou katoa!
Mihi ki te Atua
Mihi ki te Mate
Mihi ki te Ora
Tihei mauri ora!
Ko Maungarei te maunga
Ko Tamaki te awa
Ko Waitemata te moana
Ko Ruapotaka te marae
Ko Ukutoia te papa
Tēnā koutou



Abel tōku pāpā, nō Cook island ia
Ko Marae tōku māmā, nō cook island ia
Ko  AJ tōku ingoa
Ko glen innes tōku kainga noho

Tekau mā iwa ōku tau

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Once Upon a Time It was a stormy night. Me and russell westbrook were going to cook Island on a plane.The Hurricane hit the plane and the power went off. Then me and Russell westbrook fall off the plane and land in the forest. Me and russell westbrook went somewhere and we Found a person called Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Blake Griffin. Then a Bear,Snakes,wolf,Tiger, and a Scary clown was Chasing all off us.

We went in the forest to hunt for food we got a bear,tiger,fish and a wolf.When we are Thirsty you have to go and look for a coconut then we will drink the Juice in the coconut. You have to use sticks and coconut leaf to make a cook island bed.

Westbrook,Blake Griffin,and i was stuck in the island. We had no Idea then it was night time. The next day Westbrook had an idea we can all make something with the plane but we need to find some tools.

The End

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Now That's Thinking

This term The whole school are learning about Technology and the Topic is called Now That’s Thinking.\

I think we will learn about Maori technology has changed over time. Team 1, 2 and 3 are learning about flying.

I would like to learn about making Pt England school clean.

I hope we can invent a Alien

Friday, 24 March 2017

Possum's Detective

Possum's are bad for new Zealand because the can kill other pest.