Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Haiku Poems

WALT: Identify syllables
SC: Write a Haiku poem about softball
First we practised by finding out how many syllables were in our names
My Name has 4 syllables.

I hit the softball
and it went over people
and I touch the base

Here at the first base
ready to run to second
from there to the third

From third base comes home
as the person hits the ball
I quickly run home

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Ilalio _Tree of Life_WekaT4W2

Tree of Life by Feana Tu’akoi
School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2002

WALT: Make inferences and search for hidden meanings
SC:      Think critically about the hidden meaning of the text.

HOME ACTIVITY: Talk to whanau about their experiences eating coconut, fresh, tinned, dried etc. How do they like to eat it best, be ready to share this with the group next time.

  1. List the parts of the tree that are useful and how.

drinking, cooking
Coconut Leaves  
Shelter, Mats, Basket, Fans, Ropes,
Cups, Oil,
Drink, Food,
fish traps,
Fire wood,  Raft,

  1. This story refers to the coconut tree as ‘the tree of life’.  Explain in as much detail as possible,  why it is the tree of life in your own words.
    1. It is called tree of life because it provides food, drink, shelter, and fans for people that will help them survive.

  1. Explain the connection between the Tuna and the Coconut?
    1. The connection between the tuna and the coconut because the tuna’s head provided the coconut tree food, drink, and Shelter and made the coconut tree grew faster.

Hollow (p.16)
not solid; empty
Monsieur (p.14)
the conventional French title of respect and term of address for aman, corresponding to Mr. or sir.
Voila (p.14)
there it is; there you are.
Rhythm (p.15)
A particular pattern formed by musical rhythm.

5. This is a popular legend also, have you heard it before?Where? and how is this version different? If not, can you find another version of this legend and record any differences. No I haven’t heard about the legend but I read the story and it is very appealing now that I know a coconut is a tuna’s head.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Ilalio_What's for lunch_WekaT4W1

What’s for lunch? by Ken Benn
Connected 1 2006

WALT: Analyse information, relate it to myself and make evaluations
SC: We will record our own healthy food graph and make recommendations based on what we find.

1. Complete your own healthy lunch chart for the rest of this week.

Food type

Sweets, cakes, chips etc.
Meat, cheese, eggs, dairy, nuts etc
Fruit, vegetables, wholegrain breads etc.

  1. Why do you think it is important to eat more fruits, vegetables and wholegrains breads or rice?
    1. It is important that you eats all this food because it helps your mind stay awake and fresh and healthy.
  2. Mr Kenna suggested that they swap their salami cheese sandwiches for tuna and salad. What things in your lunchbox do you think you could swap to make it healthier?  
    1. Banana, Sandwhich, Apples.
  3. What other benefits do you get from eating healthy food?
          Keeps your mind fresh, awake and gives energy, and gives you vitamins that are good.
  1. Complete a graph like the one in the book once you have completed your healthy lunch chart. See how well you compare to your classmates.

  1. What is your favourite types of healthy meal? (Edit the drawing)

ONLY share the answers/activities which have next to them.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

How I spent my time in the Holidays- Explantions

The Holidays are a two weeks break from school when we do not attend school between Term 3 and Term 4 also during the Month of October.

In the Holidays we decided to cook burgers and fries so we then got out the BBQ cooker to cook the patties. We got it out and started cleaning it then we got the patties and put them on the grill. Then when we heard it sizzle we started rotated them to the other side. Once it was done we then started to make it we started off making it by getting out the buns. Then we start from the patties after putting it on we added a few lettuce then we put on some pickles, onions, Beetroot, and some Mustard, and for finishing we added ketchup.

When we finished making burgers and fries we started eating it while eating the burgers that we made the mum told us that people were coming to our house so we made more burgers and fries for the guest that came to our house.

It was Exciting and fun getting to make those burgers.

Monday, 22 September 2014

In term 3 we got introduced to a new  topic which was natural disasters,Our big question was "how Tsunamis are formed?"So then we chose to present it in a Google presentation and I really learnt a lot from making this and hope you enjoy!!!  

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Letter for Mr Tamati Parker

Room 10
Glenbrae School
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Mr Tamati Parker
Commercial Manager
Arrow International
Auckland 1023

Dear Mr Tamati Parker

I am writing to say thank you for coming into Glenbrae School and coming in to talk about your career as a Quantity Surveyor. Thank you for sharing with us about you as a boy and working your way to be a builder, as part of our careers studies.

What I learnt when you were talking about your career is how you wanted to be a builder and how it was hard to get to being a Quantity Surveyor. The things I found interesting was how it took 10 years to build Sylvia Park and the cost of buying it.

Thank you for coming in and inspiring us to being a builder.

Was It your dream of becoming a Quantity Surveyor?

Your sincerely


Letter for Matua Leighton

Room 10
Glenbrae School
103 leybourne circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Dear Matua Leighton

Thank you for coming in and talking to us about being how to get university degree and become a teacher. Thank you for sharing how you got your degrees later in life and how there was no food on the table but you decided to work extra hard and got enough money for you and your family.

Thank you for telling us how we can be successful.
Thank you for inspiring us to be teachers.

Yours sincerely


Letter for Dagmar

Room 10
Glenbrae School
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Mrs Dagmar
Art Teacher
Sylvia Park School
Mt. Wellington

Dear Mrs Dagmar

Thank you for coming in to Glenbrae school and talking about your life as an artist and also as a teacher at Sylvia Park School. We were inspired from listening to your life story. It was heart-warming to hear that your family was supportive. It was interesting to note how your Mum was Tongan and your Dad was German and how you couldn’t speak both languages so your family had to speak English.

What I learnt from your talk about your art job was how hard you have to work to get a perfect piece of art done. Thank you for sharing with us about the painting you have sold, and the job of being a teacher at Sylvia Park.

Yours sincerely


Thank You Letter for Constable Geoff

Room 10
Glenbrae School
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Dear Constable Geoff

I am writing to say thank you for coming into Glenbrae School and talking about your career as a constable and how you told us how you and your friends were trouble around the streets. And one day how you decided to be a police officer and your friends chose something else and how you took you own path of being a Constable officer.

What I learnt when you were talking about your job was that Constable Andrew  and you had to run the 3K under 15 min and how you lost 30kg, also how you got all your friends held a workshop for Reading and Maths and how you got way better at Reading with hard work.

Thank you for inspiring us to be police officers, and talking about your career.

If you had not taken the Police job, what job would you have taken?

Yours sincerely


Letter to Mr Dunn

Glenbrae school
Room 10
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Mr Dunn
Deputy Principal
Tamaki College
Taniwha Street
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

Dear Mr Dunn

Thank you for you and your students for coming into Glenbrae school and talking about the life at Tamaki College, how the students are learning and the awesome trips they get to go on.

What I also learnt from your talk was that you have to be a very good learner to get a scholarship and a chance to get $1,000 to buy a new netbook and all the stuff you need for school.

Next year I shall enrol at Tamaki College for 2016

Your sincerely


Letter to Constable Andrew

Room 10
Glenbrae School
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Dear Constable Andrew

Thank you for coming into Glenbrae school and talking about your career as a Constable and how you met Constable Geoff while working in the police force and running with Geoff in the 3k run under 15 min.

What I learnt when you were talking about your job as a police officer was how your reading was bad and you got helped a lot and started getting better and getting all the work right in your exams.

Thank you for inspiring us to becoming a police officer.

Your sincerely


Monday, 11 August 2014

Ilalio Recount of Powhiri.

Today at Glenbrae school we had an astonishing Powhiri to remark the Early Childhood center here in Glenbrae school first we had Hannah up for the samoan dance first thing in the morning next was the Tongan stick dance after the stick dance we had Noellen welcomed the Ministers and the Mayor of Auckland  Len Brown while she was welcoming them we did our haka. After the haka we all followed behind them and sit at the front of the hall then Matua Jim got up and gave a warm welcoming to the Ministers and the Mayor then after that Awhi Leona got up and did his speech and then after we then sang a song E tasi ai Lasi. After that song we had the Mayor Len Brown got up and talked about us getting excited for the early childhood being built on Glenbrae school then he talked about two important and then he finished off singing Te Aroha then sat down and Nick Smith got up and talked.

After Nick Smith’s talk we got up and sang Te Aroha then after that we had a Maori Women sing for us then we got up and did the hongi with the Ministers and following them outside to do the sod turning the soil we got there and lined up in a round line. Then Len Brown and Nick Smith got the two shovels and then did the sod and Matua Jim did the Blessing of the sod turning then it was finished then took a few photos and then house leaders had to go to the ceremony for the Glenbrae scout hall after that we finished and all came back to school.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tae Kwon Do.

It was a agreeable day for Tae Kwon Do a Martial arts sport that we do every Tuesday when getting there we got asked by the instructor Yu to take off our shoes before we start. Our first lesson with Yu was the Punching Drills then after that we moved on to Kicking the Pads we had three Pads to kick we had to kick one then we rotate to the others. Then Punching the pads with our Fist’s on the Pads we had to do the same thing as doing the Punches we had to punch then rotate to the other pads then after Instructor Yu called us to sit down for a sec while she talks about another move to defending ourselves. The move was when someone grabs your necks then quickly clap on top of your head then twist as hard then the person thats grabbing your neck releases you. Then Yu told us to go and give it a go then we came and sat down for a game it was called Helicopter and Fire where someone in the middle and if they call out fire they spin the rope lower and if they say helicopter the person in the middle spin’s the rope high as they can after the game we all came and sat down for instructions. Then our lesson was finished it was a cordial lesson for today and enjoyed it.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tae Kwon Do Recount.

Yesterday morning all Room 10 went down to the hall and meet an Instructor named Yu we got there and lined up in lines learning how to punch we had to tighten our fingers real hard and bend the thumb. Then after Punching we moved on to kicking we learnt it fast then kicking the pads then a few second we were done after that Instructor Yu talked about the Rules of Tae Kwon Do and where it comes from.And Yu talked about how you should not use Tae Kwon Do Outside of School only unless if you're in Danger. Then we finished off with a Game of Tag and then we were done for Today.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Badminton Recount.

Today was our last day at Badminton with coach Robbie. We learnt the backhand serve, front hand serve, and how to hit the shuttle back in forth. Today we had a mini tournament, which we had  to buddy up with each other. The most difficult thing in Badminton is that every game we had to backhand serve. My Favorite thing in Badminton was hitting the ball everywhere, I really enjoyed it.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Matariki Poem.

Matariki 7 stars shining brightly
the sky shows a new year
Maori Celebrate
smell of hangi cooking
taste the tender, juicy meat.
smelling campfire wood,  burning
people tell the legend
and in the morning when getting up early to see the stars from the East Side
Smelling the moisture in the air well looking for them.
The sound of animals running wild and the smell of pig being cooked and people letting off lanterns in the pitch black sky
Matariki is here.