Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Role Models - Duffy Assembly

Today we had a Duffy Assembly. Robert Rakate was our Duffy role model. He played "The Brown Wiggle" in The Wiggles and made a song about New Zealand. Lots of kids LOVED it! Robert is a funny guy he, started to act like "Dwayne Johnson". He made everyone at Ruapotaka School laugh and giggle. 

He started to talk about how important saving our books for our kids, grandchildren and so on. His speech was very inspirational and convincing.

Monday, 27 March 2017

How To... Draw Different Hairstyles!


Today my reading group (Percy Jackson) read "What's For Pudding?". This article was written by Adam Pryor. A young girl called "Rosemary" lives in The Solomon Islands. Her and her friend, "Joseph" made a traditional dish called "Makira Pudding". It's made out of cassava and coconut milk. "You must be very patient" Say's Rosemary.

(Their quote) At Last! It's Worth Waiting For.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

What's The Time?

What's the time? As I said in an earlier post we are learning about time. Time is key to having a good schedule. I have never been good at telling the time but I think I am getting better!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


How To Find Your Art Style.

WALT write a successful procedure

Success Criteria:

I will state my goal in the beginning of my writing.
I will be able to write a successful procedure.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Ow! I Hate Mosquitoes!

Ow! Apologies, I whacked myself too hard! Insects such as fleas, head lice and mosquitoes bite us. Do you lie in your bed in the dark and you hear something? Do you ever feel like something is about to attack? This what I call a sneak attack! Mosquitoes are cold-blooded so they prefer temperatures over 80 degrees so, they LOVE summer.

“What happens BEFORE you get bitten by an insect?” Well a mosquito first starts probing for a thin-skinned area, preferably one close to a blood vessel. The mosquito injects numbing saliva before sucking blood. The mosquito can be very gentle that you don’t even know it’s there! This gives them an opportunity to repair and take our blood.

Do you hear a buzz noise? Mosquitoes well, female mosquitoes suck our blood and leave a little mark. If you have an itchy spot on your skin don’t scratch it too much. Why? Well here is your because, sometimes it can get infected. When the female mosquito finds a wound she injects her saliva into it. The female mosquito repairs your blood to produce eggs. Male mosquitoes feed on flower nectar which is better than getting a  bite… I can only imagine getting attacked by a male mosquito.what

Do you feel itchy? Fleas maybe one reason why. Fleas are really annoying, Why? Because fleas  are hard to kill. Do you ever smack a flea and think it’s dead? Well sorry but you’re wrong. To kill a flea you need to pop it between your finger nails. “Hey why do fleas bite us?” Well, fleas feed off warm-blooded host. They can survive without a host for two to three months but, they rather live longer.

“What happens AFTER you get bitten by an insect?” Well, after you are bitten by a mosquito they leave a little red mark on the bitten skin area. The bite doesn’t always start itchy right away. Sometimes it can take a couple of hours till you notice an itchy mark.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Measurement & Time

Goal Of The Week:
Right place, Right time.

For maths this week we've been learning about measurement and time. We learnt how to tell time well... we're still learning. Measurement can be showed in many different ways. Meters, Centimetres, Millimetres and many more. It is helpful to learn in life. Time can help you get to places at the right time.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

We Take Flight!

Every Wednesday we do some art with Mrs. Hoeberigs. Lately we've been drawing native New Zealand birds! I drew a Tui and a Fantail. It was challenging for me to draw a realistic bird and to get all the tiny details. I think my picture came out pretty awesome and really detailed! The picture above shows my art and my friends art plus a real Tui!

Goals Of 2017 Term 1

It is 2017 term one and I need some goals. I have five goals for school and one goal just for me! My goal just for me is for art! I want to do more shading and use more colours. Here are my goals for school!