Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
It was a quiet Thursday night and tonight was the big night. It was the year 7&8 SOCIAL!!!The theme for the social was 'Glow In The Dark'. As I was getting ready for social I was feeling really excited and nervous at the same time because this is the first time that I've ever been to a social.
Cael, we said hi and started going towards the hall. I gave my ticket to the people at the door and went inside. There were lights flashing everywhere, people were wearing glow sticks around their wrists and necks. Everyone was dancing to the music, then the people running it said it was time for the dougie competition.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
My dream was about Mars. Mars is the seventh largest planet also is the fourth planet from the sun. Mars is a very hard planet to spot using telescopes even using the massive ones, they say it’s to small.
Mars is called ‘The Red Planet’ because it has a reddish appearance from Earth. The planet Mars is not a pleasant place to live. Early in its history, Mars was much more like Earth.
The two moons of Mars are, Phobos and Deimos.
Their were several spacecrafts that have been to Mars. The first spacecraft to visit Mars was the Mariner 4 in 1965. In 1997 the Mars Pathfinder successfully landed on Mars.
Thanks to Mr Harris for checking my work:)!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This term we have been learning about the country Georgia, and had fun doing it.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 “Diiiiiiiiii ring, Diiiiiiiiii ring,” yes the bell has rung. saying good bye to my teacher I rushed out of the street and off to my house to remind my dad about tonight. Arriving at school once again I was getting closer and closer to taking my net book home.
Talking to my friends I noticed that all the parents are in their childs classroom except my dad and Ms Teleso. So I quickly walked to my dad and Ms Teleso and said, “Come in the classroom,” my dad replied, “ I know I need a pen,” so I went into the classroom and got them a pen and pencil.
As they finished the paper it was our turn. We gave the papers and got our contract and left. I got home and got strait on to my net book and I was really happy.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
We divided them up amongst our team. I was given the nations listed b
This is what I found -
1. Korea’s national flag.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Remuera has had a long history of human occupation, starting back in the early 14th century when the Maoris came to the area. They named the place O-hine-rangi - the
The building to the right use to be Remuera’s first fire station.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
We are using the nations of the 2011 Rugby World Cup as our inquiry path.
For this unit we are in one of four teams: Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Stormers. My team is Brumbies
I don't really think of the rugby world cup that much because rugby's not my kind of sport. But I hope Samoa or New Zealand wins the world cup.
Friday, July 15, 2011
First we did a bit of research on different furniture designs so we had an idea how to start on our drawing of a piece of furniture
we had to draw our design on a piece of paper so we have an idea how to make it. Then we had to bring anything that is cardboard like cardboard boxes, toilet paper rolls, etc. only a couple of people brought cardboard including me.
Next we started to make our models with cardboard. After we finished that we paper mached them which took a bit of time because you have to do many layers. Finally we painted our furniture, I painted mine white. But then Mr Harris said I had some little noticeable holes on my furniture so I had to fill it with a thing called gib filler.
I am so very proud of my furniture design because I have worked hard on it. I really hope I can finish it by the end of term 2 so I can take it home to my family cause I know they would be proud of me.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
In 1938 Alfred J Gross invented the first walkie talkie. The U.S. Government kept this communication system classified (secret) until 1976.
He was fabricating his own metal radio chassis in a metal working class at age fifteen. A year later he earned his amateur operator's license. He was now a ham radio operator.
After Gross invented the walkie talkie he created a two-way air-to-ground communication system in 1941, which was used in the Second World War. The nickname for the ground device, “Joan,” communicated over radio waves. Gross continued to develop and patent various cordless and portable telephonic devices through the 1960s.
Alfred J. Gross’s invention helps many people including police, St John’s ambulance service, etc.., because if people get hurt or their in danger they can call for help and back up. His invention was the forerunner of today’s mobile phones. If Gross didn’t go on that cruise on Lake Eire, we would not have walkie talkies now.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
What I disliked about last term was Technology at Tamaki College. I didn’t like it because we didn’t get to do a lot of things in science that I thought we were going to do.
This term I really hope the people in my group at Tamaki College will be more sensible and more mature. Also this term I am going to try new things that I hope I really enjoy.
Back in 1888 Karl Benz invented the modern car in Germany.
The car Karl Benz invented had three wheels, no covering, did not have a steering wheel, 2.5 horse power and the design was different very different to today's cars.
The cars now have four wheels, covering around the car, a steering wheel, and a better design. We also have engines with much greater horse power.
Karl Benz was a great inventor because I don’t think that I could ever create anything like he did.
I bet If Karl Benz didn’t invent these machines we may not have any cars now.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Adverbs help to describe verbs, adverbs are also action words and it makes your writing more interesting (You can also put these into different places in your sentences).
The Cheetah ran quickly through the grass.
Furiously ran the Cheetah towards it’s prey.
The Cheetah had greedily eaten the antelope.
Friday, March 25, 2011
How are you? I hope you are well. I am very proud of my-self because I am getting my work done a lot better and I am understanding my work better too.
I have posted my two favourite post onto my blog which are called ‘Soccer, Soccer, Soccer!’ and ‘Fantastic Camp TC.’ I am learning to do maths and write better in class which has really helped me. Last of all I really enjoy working with my class.
Yours sincerely, Jarna.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hi there, my name is Jarna and my favourite sport is soccer. I have been playing soccer for 7 years now, and I think that’s awesome! I really love playing soccer because it’s tons of fun but quite tiring after a while. I have been playing this sport ever since I was five years old and after my first match I really loved it.
My soccer season hasn’t started yet, but I will start playing my first pre-season game in two weeks on a Saturday. I can’t wait till I start soccer. I have a quick question for all you viewers, “ What is your favourite sport?”
Thursday, March 17, 2011
This year for the first time, team five was going to be having camp! This year our camp was called Take Charge. Our camp is called this because we are going to be taking charge by doing different things by ourselves for most of the time, I knew it was going to be awesome!
The groups and teachers for camp are Responsibles-Mrs Langitupu, Respectibles-Ms Va’afusuaga, Motivators-Mrs Nua, Thinkerz-Mr Barks, Carerz-Ms Tito, and my group ‘PARTICIPATORZ-Mr Harris. My team leaders were Helen Tui and Charm, I think they had done a great job as leaders.
I really had a great time doing all the activities at camp T.C, but the most activities that I enjoyed was kayaking with Mr Burt and some other helpers and the Dunker with Brooke from Rock Up. I really had a great time at camp and I can’t wait till the next one!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
At Tamaki the area of learning that I am doing this term is SCIENCE! In science our teacher is Mr.Duwan. The stuff that we learnt about in science were living and nonliving things. It was very interesting because I never thought that plants and trees are actually living.
I thought it was very cool in Mr.Duwan's class because we learnt lots of interesting things. I can't wait to go back to Tamaki college.
Friday, February 18, 2011
My little cousins were playing in the sand and as the gross seaweed touched them they were scared.
My brother and I had a swimming contest, I won the first match then he won the last match. When we got out of the water we found black sand. We were making sand castles with our little cousins and my Pop.
That was a lot of fun at the beach I had an awesome time with my family, I really hope we can go to the beach again real soon.