Friday, June 26, 2015


This week we have been doing Matariki.  This is my blog post of most of the things I done.  I am really proud of this post because I put a lot of effort into it.  I am especially proud of my slide because I put a lot of effort into it.


 What an amazing experience at sewing. I got to do something that I have never done before. As I walked into Room 14 I had a hand full of butterflies in my tummy. Mrs Beswick, Mrs Niven and Joe-Ann (Mrs Beswicks daughter) were taking it. I saw a lot of people creations hanging on the wall. They were made out of denim, fabric and a whole lot of other colours. I felt extremely nervous when Mrs Beswick said “It hurts when you are sewing and the needle goes through your fingernail.” So I did not want to get it through my finger. I got Mrs Niven’s flash pearl sewing machine. I found it really easy to use. I started off slow with the turtle and went a bit faster up to the hare. I loved making the hangers. I thought they were crafty and I cant wait to get it back.
This is the Art I made on Pic Collage

These are the notes I made in my Inquiry book

This is On Friday in Room 14 at sewing 


This week we have been learning and doing tasks about Matariki.  On Wednesday when the kids went to the Maori games some kids stayed back.  We done some amazing art.   I made a piece of art with Rosie, Liske and Tyla.  It was of the seven stars in the dark black sky. I did 2 stars, Tyla done 2, Rosie done 2 and Liske did one because she done the background as well. The stars were all different colours with officemax pencils. There were blues, reds, blacks, greens and lots of other colours.  The background was a blackie blue colour with koru painted with glitter paint.   

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This week for my blog post I made a piece of art on the iPad. The app that I used was Pic collage.  I choose to do this piece of art because this term for inquiry we are doing  how to save the environment. This art is to show people to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Top 5 Ranking


This is my Top 5 Ranking of New Zealand swimmers. I choose William Benson first because he is my head swimming coach. I choose this sport because I love swimming. I made this on Pic Collage.


Last week we picked a wondering question.  I choose Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I picked this because I wanted to know how many trees are getting cut down a year in New Zealand to make paper and cardboard.  I thought of a whole lot of other questions too.
My name: Sophia
My topic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
What I already know for sure? (Facts)3 big wonderings (open ended questions)How could I find this out? Where could I look?How I would present my findings?
That there is a lot of paper being wasted How many trees are being cut down a year to make paper instead of reusing it in New Zealand? You can look on a websites Make a video to show people to use less paper
Lots of people don't use both sides of a piece of paperWhat trees can not make paper, Cardboard and other things?You can read a book to find out informationMake a Graph
When they cut trees down it floods and the soil goes hard because they have no oxygen from the treesHow much land has been covered by houses from being forestes?Ask a expert Make a poster

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Sun devils swimming club

This year I have joined the Heretaunga Sun devils swimming club.  I swim three times a week for 1 an a half hours.  My Head coach is William Benson who went the the 2007 Beijing Olympics.  While he is gone I have two other amazing coaches Franco and Lucas.  For half a hour we are up in the dry room doing exercises then swimming for a hour.  Since I have been there I have learnt so many things like how to dive properly off a diving block and I learnt either when you dive or push of the wall you do 3 to 4 fly kicks, then 2 or 3 arm strokes before you breath.