Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Welcome back to the blog I am blogging my instructions because I put a lot of time into it. If you think these are good instructions you could try make them. I hope you enjoy them!
So far this has been my favorite writing because you don't have to write much but also write the best you can.
How to make homemade traffic ice blocks

  • Juicer
  • Iceblock sticks
  • Ice cube tray
  • Freezer
  • 3 cups
  • 10 Strawberries
  • 2 Red plums
  • One can of Peaches
  • 1 Full Orange
  • 4 Kiwifruit
  • 20 Green Grapes

  1. Plug the juicer into the wall.
  2. Collect the strawberries and plums, dropping them into the juicer. Make sure there is a cup where the juice comes out.
  3. Take away the red juice and grab a new cup. Get the peaches and the orange then place them in the juicer.
  4. Grab a new cup for the green juice and place the kiwifruit and grapes in the juicer.
  5. Collect the ice cube tray and pour in about 1 tablespoon of the red juice in every square. Ensure you put an ice block stick in.
  6. Wait for it overnight for it to harden up in the freezer.
  7. Pour in the orange juice and remember it is only 1 tablespoon.
  8. Wait for it overnight for it to harden up in the freezer.
  9. Tip in 1 tablespoon of the green juice.
  10. Wait for it overnight for it to harden up in the freezer.
  11. Pull the ice block tray out then pull the ice blocks out and
Demolish Them!
If they work out please comment!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ghost Time

We have been doing these things after lunch called quick writes and we have 10 minutes to write a story. Here is my favourite one I have done.

One mysterious night I was sitting in the pool and I hear an odd noise. It keeps on calling out “ I am the ghost with the one black eye!” I was hoping it was my dad with his flashlight under his chin but no it wasn’t it was…
“Nivana time to come inside” Mum yells out.
“Okay but let me do one thing!”
“No” Mum replies. I heard someone say again I am the ghost with the one black eye and Mum heard it too. She came rushing and so did the neighbors but it was at their house and it haunted their house for years. These days I am a ghost killer so I killed it and now everything is back to normal well not really there is still and ghost in MY HOUSE?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New addition to the family

Welcome to my blog. This week I have exciting news. My Auntie had her 2nd child and it was a girl. Her name is Bonnie and her older sister (Evie who is only two) was really excited before she was born and I think she will be a great older sister. I hope in the weekend I will be able to see her but here is a photo of her.
Please Comment!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

RWC Task

Welcome back to the blog this week,
Last term we got given this task and it has taken a we while for me to complete. So far this has been my favourite task throughout the whole year because I love RUGBY sometimes I want to be called Rugby instead of Ruby. I tried so hard on this task that I just had to share it.
Hopefully you like it.
Rugby World Cup Independent Tasks- Choose at least 3

Task 1
Choose a player from your team. Find out all the information you can about them and present it in an interesting way.
Some ideas: Biography, poster, video explanation
Task 2
Insert a World map into Google Drawing. Label and colour the countries competing in RWC 2015. Use one colour for each pool. This was pretty tricky but I got there! The reason why it was tricky was that I am not good with countries!

Task 3
Create a table showing the following information.
  • past RWC winners
  • past RWC host countries
  • past RWC years
  • past RWC captains of winning teams

Host Countries.
Captains of winning teams.
François Pienaar
Jonny Wilkinson
John Smit
Richie McCaw
This is the eighth RWC and if NZ win we will be the first to win 2 in a row and first to have won 3 times!

Task 4
Create a song or chant to support and represent your country.
Lyrics: We are the Puma’s blue and white. We’re here to win and to fight. Big and mighty is our strike. Gooooo Puma’s!

Monday, November 2, 2015

P.E task 2

Welcome back to the blog this week I am blogging my P.E task because I am finding it very fun! My favourite was the run because we did running races! Here is a slide I did to show the learning and things about the rotations. WALA - Run, jump throw for athletics coming up so it is a time to train.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Maths: Mass and Capacity

Last week our maths task was called HOW MANY BISCUITS! I went with Keighan because she was my buddy. This was really hard so MR M took a workshop to help us and below is how I worked it out.
WALA mass and capacity. Recently we have been learning about measuring scaling, mass and capacity. This is the task we got to do with are learning!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Scene Descripion

!!Welcome back to TERM 4!!
This week for literacy I chose to do a scene description. First we looked at an example from last time and it was Georgia's. Then we went on the internet and I looked up beautiful scenes of nature and I scrolled down and found this one. After we did this the next day Mrs Love printed them out and we had to put it on out keyboard. For about 5 minutes we walked around the table and if we knew a word to describe it we could write under the picture. Then we wrote this story underneath. I was happy with it when i finished but I got some feedback though. My writing was an example as well but from this time.
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Success Criteria
  • Has strong adjectives
  • Different sentence beginnings
  • Different sentence lengths
  • A simile and/or alliteration
  • Has an introduction, body and conclusion
  • Thoughtful word choices
  • Extending ideas with details

I turn around and in front of my eyes I see the most sunny spectacular scene I have ever seen! The tropical view you can see seems to light up shimmering sparkles in my eyes. If you take a big step on the smooth, silky sand it is burning just like the summer's air. Some water just looks so pristine and the whole beach does too! Over the beautiful view you can even see the horizon coming through. This place is as shiny, shimmery and sparkly like the Queen’s crown. It’s so relaxing you could just fall asleep with the summer air bouncing on and off you. Fresh green trees, leafs and hills surround this beautiful bright beach! Peeking through the trees is a white house. What a warm, cozy and glimmerous place and a great place for a summer's day or the most amazing holiday!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

RWC Task

Kia Ora folks welcome back to the blog this week I am sharing my RWC task!
I am blogging this because I was proud of my work in this task. Last week we got given a task about the 2015 RWC. I picked to study on Argentina. The thing that inspired me was that I missed my sister and she is there at the moment so studying the country she is in makes me feel close to her. I did lots of research for this task
 I hope you enjoyed it!

RWC Starter

Task 1
Choose a country that is in the RWC. Try to pick a country that you do not know much about.
IT MUST NOT BE: New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France or England.
Write that country here: Argentina

Task 2
Find out this information about your team.
World ranking: 8th
Continent it is on: South America
Captain of the team: Augustín Creevy
Team nickname: Los Pumas
A picture of the actual uniform:  
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Task 3
Find out this information about this country
Population: 41.46 million
Picture of the flag:
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National symbol:The Sun
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National animal: Rufous Hornero
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National food: Asado (Argentine barbecue)
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Capital city of the country: Buenos Aires (This is where my sister is!)
A map of the country: argentina map   Google Search.png

I hope you liked it. Please comment if you did, or if you have any questions!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Stem-and-Leaf Graph

Recently in class for my maths tasks we have been learning to make a stem and leaf graph. This task is a stem and leaf graph and we had to answer the questions to do with the graph. I liked it when we had to pair up with a buddy because I was a helpful buddy to Mya and she was a good buddy to me.
WALT Interpret Data (data in stem-and-leaf graphs)
The students in Room 2 measured their heights in centimetres.
Here are their results.
Height of Students in Room 2

How many students are in Room 2? 15
Which of these intervals has the most students in it?
120-129 cm 2
130-139 cm 4
140-149 cm 6
150-159 cm 1
The students stood in a line from the shortest to the tallest.
What is the height of the person standing 5th in the line? 132 cm
What is the height of the person standing in the middle of the line? 141cm

Monday, September 7, 2015

Art Exhibition

Hello everybody, welcome back to the blog this week I am sharing my art for the Art Exhibition. This art relates to me because when we were in Australia I went to Sea World and I watched the dolphin show also it relates because I got pick out of the crowd at Sea World to feed a dolphin.
When I was imagining what I wanted my art to look like I was thinking just a dolphin with a white background but then I added the black to make it stand out. Then I put the glitter on so it had a little touch to it. Next I drew some water slashes to it was like water and Mr Moriarty had a great idea to add scrap blue paper to make it look like it was jumping out of the water. Miss Plimmer helped me paint the dolphin again so there was no white spots and make sure all of it was the same colour except the bottom of the dolphin because dolphins are not all the same colour. 
This is a word art about my art.

If you would like to see this close up and in person come to Parkvale School's Art Exhibition in Week 9.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Brooke Fraser

Welcome back to the blog this week I will be talking about my reading responses! I have worked hard on them and sometimes got stuck on them! I have been learning about Brooke Fraser. I hope you like them if you did please leave a comment. I have also added my report.
Word cloud made on Tagul
Reading Response 1.

Your name: Ruby

Who have you picked for your artist?
Brooke Fraser

Why did you pick this artist (explain your reasons well)?
I picked Brooke because I love her music. Also I picked her because my mum, sisters and I love her. I have been a big fan of her since I was little. I grew up listening to my sisters and mum singing her songs. The main reason I picked her because she is my favourite New Zealander artist!

Include a picture of your artist

Include 4 facts you have learned about your artist from your first reading
1. Her Dad was an All Black.
2. Her real name is Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood.
3. Brooke is the eldest of 3 children.
4. She asked her fans to pay $27 for her 27th B-DAY and was aiming for $50,000 but got over $54,000 for world vision.

Reading Response 2

For your report or biography, there are probably some pieces of information missing.

Write down 5 questions to research, find the information and write it in the table next to it.

Example: At what age did Brooke Fraser’s first song become #1?
What is Brooke’s latest song?
What church does she attend at?
Hillsong Church Aus
What is Brooke’s husband’s name?
Scott Ligertwood
How many songs has she written?
At what age did Brooke start singing songs?

Report Success Criteria
  • Structured well (paragraphs and subheadings)
  • Vocabulary (best words and lots of topic words)
  • Sentences (variety of different sentence starters)
  • No personal pronouns
  • Detail (added in lots of true information)
  • Punctuation (helps the reader)
  • Your own goal (My writing goal: I carefully select content that is relevant and includes details/comments to support the main points, and are increasing more complex)

Who it is and why are they famous…
Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood is a successful kiwi singer/songwriter from NZ! Her singing and herself are very popular pretty much around the world and especially in New Zealand! Brooke Fraser has a great voice and is also very popular in Australia!

Early Life…
Fraser was born on the 15th of December 1983 to a former All Black, Bernie Fraser. She was born in Wellington NZ. Lucky Brooke, she is the eldest of three children. Brooke attended at Dyer St school, Naenae Intermediate and Naenae College. As you can see she grew up in Naenae, Lower Hutt. At age 7 Brooke started taking piano lessons and continued to take these lessons until she was 17. When she was was 12 years old she started writing songs. Teaching herself the acoustic guitar when she was 16 would have been a challenge but she completed it.

Art Fame…
Her career started off at the age of 19 when people started listening to her music out loud. Also coming along is her second hit single “Life Line”. Fraser also toured USA & Canada with her band Merry Men in 2008. Also she wrote "What to do with Daylight," one of her hit albums that lead her to the top. She also has an album Albertine. In Australia, the album Albertine charted at number twenty-nine in its first week on 9 April and has achieved Gold sales status. Fraser has four albums the names are What to do with daylight, Albertine, Flags and Brutal Romantic.

Other successes and awards…
She won the NZ Kiwi Artist award for her hit single "Something in the water". Also Fraser wrote for the Soul Purpose Magazine at the age of 15. Successfully she has sponsored 11 children and still does. Amazingly she is a amazing singer at Hillsong and is part of the music group there named Hillsong United!
Brooke Fraser has stunned New Zealand with her amazing songs and hits. Her career is an amazing start to her music life.

Report written by: Ruby van Maanen