Riddle Me This

 What has a foot but no legs?

 What comes down but never goes up?

Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?

 What comes down but never goes up?

Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughters name?

How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it?

What goes up when rain comes down?

If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?


Raapa ( Wednesday) Blog Post

Last Lines 

I am reading a book called Last Lines This is a book about life and death, also not having time to have something to say. I would like to explain to you about this book.

Once there was a boy and his father. His dad was a little older than the other fathers in the world. And one day his father sadly passes away. The boys dad passes away because he had heart problems.

This wasn't just an ordinary father he was more different to all the other dads. The boys dad used to recite lots of poems.

I hoped you liked my post!


My Ideas about fair trade (and Fair Chocolate)

I think Fair Trade is something when you give people stuff and trade it for money. People do  Fair Trade so they can have decent life, and so they can have food to eat and water to drink.
This is my opinion on Fair Trade.

What do you think Fair Trade is?

Is Fair Trade Good or Not so Good?Why?

Do you think people should buy Fair Trade?Why?

Spelling Under Scrutiny

At school we have to do something called SPELLING UNDER SCRUTINY. Here is some spelling I have been doing.........


Riddle Me This?

If a train leaves Halifax at 90 miles per hour and another train leaves from Vancouver at 100 miles per hour an hour later, which one is closer to Halifax when they meet?
Train 1

 I'm light as a feather, yet the strongest man can't hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I?



Netball Court and Positions:
  Goal Defense
 Goal Attack

Wing Defense 
Wing Attack
Goal Shoot
Goal Keeper


Study Ladder

In my class we have been doing Study ladder. Study ladder is a reading thing and it helps your brain learn how to type fast, and learn how to remember things.

HOWDY, come down and have a look YEE HAW!!


My Class Website

In our class we have a website and we a have it to keep in touch around the whole school
PLEASE have a a look at this website thank you


Spelling City

In my reading group we do a think called spelling-city. And we use it for spelling lists. If you click on here you can see we what we do and you can register. But PLEASE DON"T MESS MY WORK UP THANK YOU!!!!!!!
I can also see who has been on here.

Thanks for looking



Class Play For Christmas Concert


  • Dress like back in the sixties
  • Have a myth behind it all
  • Have some type of animals in the play
  • Write a script
  • Have comedy in it
  • Be more confident and loud



Words to find:
  • Striking- attractive; impressive: a scene of striking beauty  noticeable; conspicuous:
  • Penetrated-to pierce or pass into or through:The bullet penetrated the wall. The fog lights penetrated the mist.
    to enter the interior of
  • Debris-
    the remains of anything broken down or destroyed; ruins; rubble:
    the debris of buildings after an air raid.
    Geology. an accumulation of loose fragments of rock.
  • Generator/ed-
    a machine that converts one form of energy into another, especially mechanical energy into electrical energy, as a dynamo, or electrical energy into sound, as an acoustic generator.
  • Intra-red-
    to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
  • Radar-
    Electronics. a device for determining the presence and location of an object by measuring the time for the echo of a radio wave to return from it and the direction from which it returns.
  • Magnetometers-
    an instrument for measuring the intensity of a magnetic field, especially the earth's magnetic field.
  • Giotto-
    (Giotto di Bondone) 1266?–1337, Florentine painter, sculptor, and architect.
  • Soviet-Union-
    Can be confused
    Russia, Soviet Union.
  • Controlled-
    to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command: The car is difficult to control at high speeds.
    That zone is controlled by enemy troops.
  • Modules-
    a separable component, frequently one that is interchangeable with others, for assembly into units of differing size, complexity, or function.
  • Exploration-
    an act or instance of exploring or investigating; examination.
    the investigation of unknown regions.


In my class we have to do something called prototec. This is a math sheet. IThis is basic facts online. If you want to have a go. Go for it! 

You will need to enter your name and room 8
Choose the stage number that matches your Year level
You can choose to do a practice sheet OR a timed sheet
Click on ‘Mark’ when you have finished
You might want to do this on Sunday and have a list to practice for the week then test yourself again on Wednesday/Thursday
If you can test again on Sunday to get set up for the next week
If these days don’t suit, YOU can decide on a good way to use it


My Game


The Recycling Team

Plans For The Recycling Team

The Garden

Plans For The Garden

  • To get our shelter put up
  • Buy some seeds to plant
  • Go round and ask what the kids favorite veggies are to plant
  • Start composting scraps from the fruit we eat
  • Get tools for gardening
  • Write a little note to parents to see if they would volunteer to help
  • Get times and Dates of when we will be doing the garden


In my class we do a thing called subitizing and we have to look at our big screen and guess what the numbers are. We have to get groups of numbers to get the right answer these are some of the pictures we use.



Harry's War

This book is about a boy that went to war,but before that he just lived on a farm and herded sheep for his mother. Then he decided he was going to join the army. The only thing Harry didn't realize that he had to do lots of hard work and train, train, and train. And he fought in Passchendale.

Passchendale- The Ypres of Belgium, where Passchendale is located, was the scene of several first war battles. It was the last portion of Belgium that was not in enemy hands after the initial German advance of 1914 and, as a result, held great symbolic meaning to the Allies. Ypres was a very difficult place to fight.

 Armistice Day- The anniversary of 11 November 1918, now replaced by Remembrance Sunday in the UK and Veterans Day in the US.


Deer Oh, Deer

What do these words mean?

  • Havoc- Ruinous Damage
  • Devastated- To lay waste; render desolate
Emotive language- A type of way to tell someone something
                               A kind of action
Emotion- How you feel and what you feel.

Good Feelings / Bad Feelings

  • Happy                       
  • Hot 
  • Warm
  • Great 
  • Exited
  • Anxious 
  • Norseous
  • Cold


The Invention- Poem

This is a poem about a tree growing itself and making new leaves and parts of the tree.
Rachel Bush the author is comparing the tree to a human growing and developing a new life.

Froggy Math

In my class we have been doing a Frog problem and these are our answers. Also some of us changed our answers.
A poor frog falls into a deep well.
The well is ten metres deep.He tries
to climb out and manages to climb up three’
metres each day- but he slips back two metres each night.

After how many days will the frog be free? 

Aaron - 3 days - 3 metres a day - 3 days = 9 metres
Kurt - 10 days - 3-2=1 x 10 (how many metres in well) Kurt counted the 1’s from 3-2=1 then keep doing this and you get 10
Wil - 7 days - up 3 drops 2 1 day, 3 up 2nd day…
Jack F - 10 days - if you go up 3 m and drop 2 that will leave 1 m and so each day you only go up 1 metre and it will take 10 days to go up 10 metres if you go 1 metre a day

Sammie - 15 days - if you go up and you drop back 2 keep doing this until you cover the 10 metres it will have been 15 days of climbing
Jack N - 8 days - each day up 3 and drops back 2 that’s 1 day, climbs 3 again drops back 2
Jessica - 8 days - up 3 and back 2 keep doing this for 10 metres
Ben - 8 days each  day he moves up 3m and goes down 2m during night
Alex - 10 days - each day he moves up 3 but then he drops 2 so that is 1 and then do that 10 times and that com es to 10.

Alex’s Answer

Sammie’s Answer

Weekly Quiz

In Room 8 we have a Weekly Quiz. The purpose of this is to help us figure out what pictures are and what they're about.

These are bunches of stars.

Playing Pool

In my class we have been learning about angles. So we use pool as an example. 
We had to draw a pool table into our Math Books. Then we had to talk to our buddy about what we knew about pool and these are some of the things we write down:  

  • You have to hit the white ball to hi another ball and get it into the hole
  • You have to all the coloured balls to get them in the hole
  • You have to hit the rails to hit another ball



Space Probes

Image result for space probesSpace Probes

This Story is about Space Probes.

Space Probes are a spacecraft that does not carry people.

They go where humans cannot or dare not to go.

They have been to every planet in the Solar System. Space Probes are spacecrafts that travel 17km/sec. Wow that's a fast speed to travel at!! Also they have been to nearly every place in the solar system. They can also take really good photos of planets in space.

Making- Meaning

  1. Where are space probes sent?
They travel round space and go to all the planets and dwarf planets.

2. Why do you think the word probe has been used for this type of spacecraft?
Because  a space probe is a spacecraft for use in docking with another craft

3. Why does the author say that humans dare not go to some places in space?
Because it’s risky and dangerous and humans can’t go to some planets or deep into space, because the risks are sometimes unknown and the distances are so far

4. Why can space probes be successful even though they are quite small?
So they can explore different spaces
Equipment they carry:
  • infrared sensors, to measure the temperature of the planet
  • radars, to see the surface of the planet through the clouds
  • magnetometers, to measure magnetic fields
  • cameras, to send photos of planets and moons back to Earth
  • instruments that take samples of dust and debris in space   

5. How successful do you feel the use of space probes has been to date?
Successful because they have found new planets and helped scientists figure things out. Scientists can also predict things that might happen by seeing what's coming out in space.

6. What do you think might create the rings around Saturn?
The dust, Ice and Rocks

7. Do you feel exploration is good or bad use of time and/or money?Why?
No we think it’s good because people who want to be mechanics or scientists or something like that can study the planets and the solar system