Friday, 20 October 2017

Uru Manuka Logos

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great holidays!

This week all of Rimu has been creating their own logos for the Uru Manuka logo contest. If you don't know what 'Uru Manuka' is, it's basically a cluster of eight schools in Hornby. What we had to mainly do is create four logos and change them to see which one we like. I had a lot of fun doing this because I found a new website which makes making logos really easy and fun. So I made a slide with all my logos that I created. I would really appreciate it if you gave me your feedback in the comments.

Here's my slide:

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Adding Fractions!

For the past two weeks I've been learning how to add fractions with different denominators together. It was quite challenging but I got it in the end, and turns out it's actually really easy! So today I made a DLO explaining how to add fractions yourselves.
Next time with my DLO, I might use something different to explain my learning because I always make a slide and/or a screencastify.

So, has this helped you understand adding fractions? I hope it did. Bye!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017


Yesterday, the YMS the year 6 to 8 choir went to Avonhead school for a practice with the other school choirs. It was really fun. It was great to run through some of the songs I didn't really know. My favourite song was 'Africa'. It's really catchy. Also while I was there I saw a few people who I knew. I was very tired afterwards, and my thumb starting hurting a lot because I had to hold my book for a very long time.

Here is a photo of us at the choir practice:

Monday, 4 September 2017

I'm Back!

If you were wondering, where I've been, well I have a broken arm.

Straight after school, on Tuesday the 15th, I decided to go on the trampoline. Usually I can do cartwheels really well, but... not on that day. I was bouncing and bouncing and started my cartwheel. As soon as my arms were straight, I started coming down. Just before I landed I knew it wasn't going to end well.

I landed and then... SNAP! Yes, I heard my arm snap. With a high-pitched scream I quickly walked inside to my dad. Eventually when ambulance arrived they gave a whistle which was full pain relief. But when I opened my eyes it felt like I was in a dream because everything looked funny. But of course, before I got into the ambulance I had to say goodbye to my cat.

Because I broke both bones in my arm, I had to have surgery. All they had to do was put in three wires to straighten up my arm. This surgery was my first surgery I've ever had, so before I fell asleep I was petrified. I couldn't even control my body. It was really weird.

But now, I'm finally back at school. I'm so glad that I'm back.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bill Nagelkerke

Yesterday a New Zealand author came to our class for a visit. His name is Bill Nagelkerke. While he was here he talked to us about his books and some tips if you want to become an author. One of the books he read was 'Emily's Penny Dreadful'. I really liked the start of the story, I really want to read the rest, it sounds really cool.

My favourite part of the visit, was when he read his book he made when he was 8 about an old kids tv show he watched when he was younger. Before he left he showed us a magic trick. It was really awesome.

I really enjoyed his visit, it was interesting to listen to him and discover new books. Here are some pictures of our experience:

Monday, 14 August 2017

Term 3 Timetable

This term we have started our timetable's again. I am still enjoying it but I find it hard to think of what I could put in my timetable because there's not a lot. So here is a screenshot of my timetable this week:

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

William Pike

Today at 2:00, William Pike came to our school for a quick visit. While he was here we asked him some questions and talked about what we've done so far for the William Pike Challenge Award. It was good to see him again, since the last time I saw him was last year.

I'm really looking forward to doing some more WPCA and learning new things. And I hope we do surfing again because it was a lot of fun. If you want to check out my blog post about my surfing experience click here.