Friday, 30 August 2013

Character Study

Alan is a child in six people. He’s the second oldest in his family. Mum, dad, his brother ben who was fourteen. His youngest siblings Beth and Fin. And then there's him. He is ten.

Alan is very caring. In the story Queen of the barn we see this when he cares his cat to the vet and it took him 30 minutes to walk there. Also, he took off his jumper and covered the cat to the vet. This shows that Alan is very caring. He is also very hard working. Because he has a part time job and saved up $470 dollars. He is very thrifty.

Alan is a very interesting character. He is caring and kind very nice and is money wise.

Sports Camp tshirt survey

Walt: make a survey

This week we are focusing on statistics. The green group had to do a survey on sports camp t shirts. These are level 4 graphs. The pie chart shows the percentages. The line graph and bar graph, immediately shows that most people wanted the sleeves t shirts. The easy graph was the bar and pie graph because I did it on line. It was tricky doing the line chart because I kept messing it up.

In conclusion, most children wanted sleeveless t shirts.

Cantik the tiger

Walt: write a report/narrative

On the 28th of August 2013 a Sumatran tiger named Cantik had died in the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand. The zoo keepers were very devastated, because they had to euthanasia her. She was suffering from a malignant. Animals should euthanasia because it wouldn't hurt them if they pass away. It is easier to put them down then hurting them.

Most people that go to zoo usually visit the tiger but know maybe the people at the zoo could make a power point about Cantiks life in New Zealand. She had lived for more than 20 years. Tigers that live in the wild live for 10 years, and when they live in the zoo they live for 20 years. Cantik lived for 21 years.

There are about 200 tigers left in the wild and in the near future they might be extinct.She had 20 off springs and most of them were sent to Australia and some still live in  New Zealand.

Cantik means beautiful in Indonesian. I will miss the “Cantik” tiger very much.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Crystal - Collage

Today we finished off our collage of our passions. My passions are Vans, swimming, music, sports and the NRL team Panthers. We had to chose a shape that we liked and inserted the photos into the photos to make the shape. It was a good experience.

Friday, 23 August 2013

The Skin Story

Walt: write a story with a theme “always take care of your skin.”

During the holidays Tammy and I went to the skate park in Glen Innes.

When we went there we saw these three boys. Their names were Damien, Henry and John. Tammy and I were not  told never to challenge them at skateboarding tricks because they were the best skateboarders in Glen Innes. Anybody that dared to mess with them either got a sore head or bruise and grazes on their body. We were ignorant of this.

Tammy could see the three boys were being bullies to some of the local kids. I was sure enough that Tammy didn’t like that. “ Pick on kids your own size, you three bullies!” Damien turned around and called over the other two boys.
“What did you say?” said Henry.
“You heard me, pick on someone your own size.” John looked at his group of boys and grinned. “If you think you’re so tough then why don't you challenge us to a skate off?”
I looked at Tammy, shaking my head saying no.
“You're on.” said Tammy.

“Okay first to finish the course wins.” Henry said.
“This its going to be way easy.” laughed John. The group of boys looked at each other and giggled.
“Okay, on your marks, get set... GO!” They all zoomed past me with a poker face. Tammy was at the back of them slowly making his way to the front. Just then, Henry tried to push him off his skateboard. But that did not let Tammy stop him from coming first. He pushed with his legs as hard as he could and then was in tie with Damien.

“You're going to  wish you never wanted to step foot in the skate park.” Damien shoved Tammy off his skateboard. Making him fly off his skateboard like a bird. Damien won. Henry and John were cheering and smiling while, Tammy was lying on the ground with a big graze on his leg. Blood was dripping and it looked like it was getting worse.
“Come on, lets go.” I said.

We went to Tammy’s house. “ I don’t want to tell my mum about my sore.”
“Because, look at it.” said Tammy angrily. “You have to always look after your skin, if you don’t you could get sick or it could get worse and lead on to an infection.” Tammy sighed. “Yeah your right.” Tammy called his mum in. She washed it with clean water and dried it with a clean towel. Put some ointment on and put a bandage over it.

Few weeks after that Tammy and I were back on our skateboards riding around Glen Innes.

Theme: Always take care of your skin.

Clean hands are the best!

Decimal adding

Walt: add decimals.

I know that I can do this because we have been doing this for a very long time. 4.06 + 0.6 = 5.2 because 0.6 + 0.6 = 12 so you put the 2 and carry the 1. 4.0 + 1.0 = 5.0, so you add that all up and that makes 5.2. This was very easy because there was only two digit numbers. If they made the digits three or four it would be tricky. This game made me think. I think this exercise should make the sums higher to add so it can challenge me more. I want to improve adding fraction.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Gareth Morgan

I have chosen Gareth Morgan to be my inspirational person.

Gareth Morgan is the father of Sam Morgan. Sam Morgan is the Founder of the one the most popular sites TradeMe. Mr Morgan helped his son develop the site in 1999. Then finally when  Sam was 29 he decided to sell his site which worth more than $750 million dollars. He gives most credit to his father because his father was an economist. An economist is someone who is good with money.

Gareth is not afraid of speaking his mind. Like what happened about the cats. He wanted every single cat that walked on other peoples properties to be taken to the SPCA . The cats were killing the birds and he did not like that. So he and his  voice his opinion openly.. That is nice how he cares about the birds. But it’s not nice how he wants all the cats to go to the pound.

People from UNICEF wanted Gareth to be an ambassador for them. He and his wife Jo Morgan inspected UNICEF’s work. He then finally decided he wouldn't let the children in the Solomon islands to go through poverty and poorness any more. Even though he was very rich he did not let that affect his thinking of the children in Solomon island. He put his job on the line to help build and renew schools for the children. To me that its very inspiring because he cares for the poor and the needy.

I have chosen Gareth Morgan to be my inspiring person because he is an inspiration to the people in Solomon islands. Him and I make a connection because he is not afraid to speak his mind like me. And he cares about the poor. Like me.

Friday, 16 August 2013


Walt: write a rap poem.


We try our best to get a score
but the other teams are getting more.
The pressure is starting to get to us

we run to catch up, like a bus.
It’s now half-time, the score is 24-25.

Dodging everybody and dribbling the ball
Making every single person fall.
I'm almost at the shooting point.
But I start to get sore joints.
I'm still soldiering on.
I hide the ball with my shoulder.

Everything and everyone goes quiet.
I shoot the ball then
I get it in!
The crowd goes wild!
They are amazed
Because I got it in and I am a child!

More than a Mountainer

More than a Mountainer by crystal1cdkt85 on GoAnimate

Monday, 12 August 2013

Size of fraction

This game its about equal fractions. I found this very easy because I have learnt this before. This was very hard to take screen shots though. I would like to do something more different because I am use to this now.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Fraction of a set

Walt: find a fraction of a set.
I am trying to find a whole fraction. The first game was easy but then when it started going to the next levels it started getting challenging. I would like to learn about improper fractions and mixed numbers again.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Prevention is better than Cure

Walt: respond to the presentation given by the Public Health Dept..

This morning we went to a special assembly. It was all about rheumatic fever. Special guests came to our school, Awen Guttenbeil, a few Warriors League team players and nurses like Elizabeth and Kristy. They were all here to tell us about how to prevent rheumatic fever than to cure it.

Rheumatic Fever starts with a sore throat.  The nurses and Dr Alison Leversha that planned this whole thing explained what is rheumatic fever and how you can stop it from happening. Nurses do something very simple to see if you have Rheumatic Fever and they take a swab of your throat.

The Vodafone Warriors helped by doing the swab test. That was very funny and very convincing too. Even the Warriors were telling us kids to tell our parents, doctor or even a public school health nurse. It’s as simple as that.

Awen Guttenbeil told me personally about his experience with rheumatic fever. One day he was lying in bed and he said he couldn't move. He felt paralysed. It was hard for him to walk. That has also happened to me once. I admired Awen because, he didn't let that affect his normal life. Awen took treatment for 10 years. Then finally he was back to normal.

I regret not telling my parents that I had a sore throat way back then. But  I have been  receiving treatment for 10 years and I do what other normal 12 or 13 year old do too.

Friday, 2 August 2013


Walt: find a fraction of a set.

I how how to find a fraction of set because I've done fractions before. Most of it wasn't challenging because they were like halves and quarters. I found it kind of boring because it was way too easy for me. I would like more challenging work.

The Tree of Life

It was a hot sunny day and Sione was very thirsty. He wanted his father to buy him something cold to drink. But his father refused to buy him anything so instead he macheted down a talo. Dad told Sione to take a sip out of the talo’s mouth. But Sione said “A talo has no mouth.” so dad told him a myth about talo.

Dad told Sione about a girl named Sina who met an eel named Tuna. The people in the island wanted to kill and eat Tuna, but Sina did not approve of that. She told Tuna to go but for some reason he did not want to go. Days went by and Tuna was turning old. Sina promised that she would bury his head. Once he finally died Sina buried his in the sand. The head started to grow a steam. Then finally it grew into a talo tree.

“Now put the straw through the mouth a take a sip.” said dad. Sione enjoyed every sip he took of the drink.

Money Vise

Walt: write a response to the talk by Evan

A man named Evan visited our school. He talked about how to save up, earn and spend money. His visit to our school has affected my thinking on money and jobs. I think that now that he has come to our school I will change my way with money. He was really funny as well, which made me want to listen even more. He’s a really nice guy and I would like him to come to our school again and talk to us about how to money wise.