Friday, 24 October 2014

Why other schools need net books?-Explanation Writing

Printers,computers and other tech are things that make our school easier for us to learn,create and share.I always think to myself Is there anything that we need to improve on?There are always needs to make our school strive for success.I am going to talk to you about a need for other schools and that is a net book.

A net book has many media sources such as Google Docs,Presentation and Google Drawings.Google Drive is made to organise your work and with the correct use of it, children of a young age will develop how to manage themselves.If children can manage themselves,teachers won’t have to remind kids of what they have to do.

Another reason why other schools should have the experiences of net books is because these little devices have access to the internet and instead of waiting for a person on the class computer you can login and you are ready.If you have a net book then you can have faster access which helps you finish work on time.

My last reason is that the work you produce can be blogged for the world to see.This could help others know what you’re working on then they will get interested in how you produce your work and that could lead to them knowing about net books.

This is the conclusion of my explanation about net books and why they should be viral.Thank you for your time.


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Suffix Detective-Sam

This is my presentation on suffixes.I have learnt to develop my vocabulary knowledge of words that have the same suffix.To me a suffix is just like a prefix but the group of letter are in the back of the root word.I hope you enjoyed the work I have produced.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Waitangi Trip

The royal pages won a competition which the prize was a 10,000 dollar trip.Here is a movie that is based on the trip of  waitangi that me and my classmates have attended.My highlight was kayaking with my peers so we could build our relationship more.

Cook Strait Kate Johns-Sam and Kini

For reading this morning we read a text called Cook Strait Kate.We had to make judgements about the character in the text.Me and my buddie Kini have completed this task using google draw.We hope you enjoy this presentation. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Sam and Jayden-Prefixes

This is a poster that  me and my friend Jayden has completed to represent what prefixes mean.Here are some examples of prefixes.Take a look!

Irregular Past Tense Verbs Cloze-Sam

Irregular Past Tense Verbs Cloze


(1) Last year, we grew carrots and tomatoes in our garden.
(2) She threw the ball to her friend.
(3) The wind blew the signs down.
(4) He sang a song for the class.
(5) She bought some milk at the store.
(6) I was tired so I slept all morning.
(7) He caught a fish at the lake.
(8) We drew pictures in art class.
(9) I knew the answer so I put up my hand.
(10) He sent an email to his classmates.
(11) I sat on the floor because there were no chairs
(12) My mom brought a pie to the picnic.
(13) She heard a noise outside.
(14) He said, "I will help you."

(15) It was a warm day so the snow began to melt.
WALT identify different verb tenses.WALT identify and use different forms of irregular verbs. This week we

Long and Short term effect-After The spill

Me and my group have been reading a text called 'After The Spill' It is related to the MV Rena oil spill.Me and Kini has created a long and short term affect about this text.

Long Term Effect:
- 350 tonnes of oil released into the sea.
- Oil on the bodies of 409 birds and collected and disposed of 2410 dead birds, of which 1448 had oil on them.
- Around 8000 volunteers helped to clean up the waste sand.
- People helped clean oil off the bodies of 409 birds and collected and disposed of 2410 dead birds, of which 1448 had oil on them.
- 2410 birds were found dead, which 1448 had oil on them.
- They found that shellfish and finfish had been poisoned with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
- Short Term Effect:
-People cannot swim in beaches any more.
-The ship is still underwater and  lots of oil are still under with it.
- Many people on the island still rely on kaimoana as an important source of food.
- Fishing boats have stop coming.
-However, a few areas, such as the northern end of Mōtītī Island, keep being re-exposed to oil each time a storm blows through.
- People would not know when it  would be safe to eat kaimoana again.
- Tourist have stopped coming.

Thursday, 19 June 2014


For skills for adolescences we had to list the things that positive and negative friends might do and why .Here is what me and my good friends completed!

Friday, 30 May 2014

Darwin and Sam Examples of Intimidating behaviour

When someone is showing intimidating behaviour to should tell the teacher before it gets worse.Here are some examples that me and Darwin have completed!

3 Famous Scientist Punctuation-Sam

In this presentation, me and Jayden have put punctuation in the text so the text could make scene.This presentation is about 3 scientist.Click through my slides to see.

Samoan Language Week-Sam,Kraven and Jayden

This week it is Samoan language week,So Talofa lava.Here is a presentation about the country Samoa that me and my buddies Kraven and Jayden have completed.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sam-Compound and Complex Sentence

I have completed a GoAnimate on what is a compound and complex sentence,For me a complex  sentence is a sentence containing a subordinate clause or clauses.But a compound sentence is a sentence which has more than one idea in it.Take a look!

Sam- Inventions I could not live without

This week me and my class discussed what inventions we could not live without.Here is what I can't live without because some of these things are things I need to use daily.

My Term 2 Goals-Sam

Here are my goals for this term.I hope I achieve all of them so I know I am up to standards.Take A LOOK!

Sam and Jayden-Different Homophones

We have been looking on different homophones and what do they look like.
Here is a presentation that me and Jayden completed.

Open and Closed Questions

Me and my buddy Jayden have been learning about the difference between open and closed questions. 
Then we needed to find a way to show our skills on GoAnimate, Take a look!
Open and Closed Questions by sam8cgvf3g on GoAnimate

Difference between Scientist and Inventor

Using GoAnimate, me and my buddy Jayden created a short template about the difference between a scientist and an inventor, Take a look!

Difference between Scientist and Inventor by sam8cgvf3g on GoAnimate

Friday, 16 May 2014


WALT: identify and categorize key-words and experiments related to 3 different areas of science.

The study of living things for example humans, animals and plants.

The study of the properties and make-up of substances and the changes they undergo.
The study of energy and forces.
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Biology
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Chemistry
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Physics
Biology experiments
Chemistry experiments
Physics experiments
eg. what kind of bugs live in puddles of water?
eg. what happens when you mix coca cola and baking soda.
eg. what is the best fruit or vegetable to conduct electricity?
What would food taste like with no smell?
How does snot help your body?
How does static electricity work?
What happens when you breed bacteria?
What happens when you mix coca cola and mentos?
What colours absorb heat?
What happens when you breathe bacteria?
What happens when you mix oil and water?
Do opposite forces attract?
How quickly do tiny micro organism reproduce?
What happens when you put molecules in water?
How do you make your own rainbow?
What is the air capacity of your lungs?
What happens when you put
How do instruments make their own sounds?

Invention Key

Invention Key
List 10 inventions you use every day in the home and 10 inventions you use at home.
Ten I use at home:
  1. ball
  2. Iphone
  3. Ipad
  4. Computer
  5. Charger
  6. Chair
  7. Tabble
  8. Shoes
  9. Shirt
  10. Short
Ten I use at school:

  1. Pencil
  2. Pen
  3. Books
  4. chair
  5. reading book
  6. counters
  7. tote tray
  8. plugs
  9. walls
  10. paper
This a invention key about what inventions I use at home and at school.Take a look!


Click here to read the text

Why did Greig decide to design a new type of umbrella?
Every time it started raining, someone would open their umbrella, and the sharp end of an umbrella rib was right at his eye so he wanted to create a new umbrella.
What is the history of the umbrella given in the text?The first umbrellas were invented thousands of years ago. They were used to protect people from the sun and were often made of paper. Then the Chinese discovered that if they covered their umbrellas with something that made them Waterproof, such as wax or lacquer, the umbrella would protect them from rain too. The basic design of the umbrella hasn’t changed much since then.
What new features did Greig design on the umbrella?
He designed a frame with ribs that “float” (that aren’t attached to the material) to make sure that the fabric could not pull away. The ribs stretch into the blunt tips like fingers fitting into a glove. The tips have specially designed pockets that carry the tension of the fabric right to the edge - meaning the fabric can’t tear away and the edge of the umbrella is stronger. He also made his umbrella a bit flatter so that strong Winds could slide over the top more easily.
What is the name of Greig’s umbrella and why did he call it that?He called his umbrella the blunt umbrella because it had  no pointed ends to poke people,.
How did Greig test the umbrella? Greig took his prototype up to One Tree in Auckland during a storm to test ' umbrella, of course.
How does Greig’s work impact the world? The umbrella survived, so Greig made several functional he knew his concept worked.
Here is a text I read and also question i answered about the text.This text is based on man who created a umbrella.Read through my work to get a idea of the text!

Sam -Badge Template

This my badge about Whanaungtanga,One of our school values.I have put patterns and I have explain why I have put that pattern on.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Sam- Scientist Vs Inventor

Here is some definitions of what a science and a inventor means to me.
Take a look!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Fact File:Science

Science:Science is a fascinating subject with many things to learn and discover.This term our topic is 'Discoveries And Their Impact' So this relates to science.Here is my Science Fact File.Take a look!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Farewell card to Riki-Baseball

Our coach Riki has taught us some skills for baseball but now he is going.Here's a card that we made!!

Fiafia Night -Term 1 2014

I think that the fiafia night was very helpful for our camp and was a time to show off our skills.It was very exciting to perform on that night.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Verbs-The 7 Main Classes

Verbs are words that describe actions,Today in grammarnastics we are learning the seven different word classes.Here is a bunch of words

John and Sam-Y-Chart Respect

Respect is a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.For me respect means to listen and look at them when she/he is talking or showing something to you.Here is a Y chart of respect in different ways that me and John has created in a Drawing format.

Skills for Adolescence-This Week’s Quote

Skills for Adolescence
Unit, Lesson 5

Reflect on this week’s quote

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister


I think this means that you have to do something to get where you want to be.Also to be thankful for what you get because it might help you in life.

This is a quote I reflected today in Adolescence today.

Sam- Thinkboard 54 + 25

This a Think board Master to show how I answered 154 plus 45.

Sam -Smart Surfing - Key Word Searches

For Cyber Smarts today we were finding more efficient ways to find our information. 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Collective Nouns

Today in grammarnastic we were learning about collective nouns.For me this means a group of people or things for e.g swarm of bee.Here is a poster to show my thinking of collective nouns.

Cyber Smart Poster

This is a poster of what you should do when you are the wrong thing in learning time.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Battlefields Our Anzac Questions

Me and group(which are called the battlefields) have created questions for our topic ANZAC-Bringing peace from past to present.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Friday, 7 March 2014

Cypress and Sam - ANZAC Time line

We are learning to order events surrounding ANZAC's in World War One.
In this presentation me and Cypress have put these information in order.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Sam - ANZAC DAY - Cloze Task

Anzac Day  - Cloze Task
WALT-Use our comprehension skills to match key statements with the correct ANZAC words.

Most Anzac day services start  with a march of returned service personnel
wearing their  medals, and marching behind banners and standards. The
veterans are joined by other community groups, including members
from the armed forces, the Red Cross, cadets etc.

The march continues to the local war memorial, where a service takes place.
This includes the laying of wreaths of various organisations and members of
the public. Flowers have traditionally being  laid on graves and memorials in.
memory of the soldiers . Laurel and rosemary are often put
in wreaths.

Laurel are often used by the ancient Romans as a symbol of honour
and was woven as a wreath to crown victors or the brave. Rosemary is used
for  remembrance. The wreaths are laid to honour the who people that have died
fighting for New Zealand. The poppy has become the symbol of Anzac Day.

The Flanders poppy as it is currently called grew in the trenches and craters of the  war zone in Belgium and at Gallipoli. These poppies were wild in the spring. The soldiers thought of the
poppies as soldiers who had died. The poppy was very  famous by Colonel
J.M. McCrae's poem made of in Flanders' Fields. Poppies are sold on the day
before Anzac Day to raise money for the R.S.A. [Returned Services Association]
This is  often "The Ode to the Fallen" was wrote by Laurence Binyon. It was first published in
the Times newspaper in 1914.They shall not grow old as we that they  are to grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down  of the sun and in the morning.

We will remember them.
The last post is  the trumpet call sounded in army barracks at 10pm at
night to mark the end of the activities. It is also played at military
funerals and commemorative services to show the soldier's days has
drawn to  a final close. This is usually followed by a period of silence for one or  two minutes as a sign of respect for those who have died. After observing the silence the flags are
raised from half-mast to the masthead. The Rouse is then played. The Rouse
called the soldier's spirits to arise to fight   for another day.

The Reveille is played at  dawn services instead of the Rouse. The Reveille is
played only as the first call in the dawn. It woke the soldiers up  at
dawn. Often hymns were sung and speeches made. The important part of the ceremony

is to remember  those who died.