Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Reading Activity T3W3

  1. Andy Warhol was born on 6th August, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  2. He is known for his pop art and his work focuses of the crossover between celebrity, advertising and artistic expression.
  3. He called his studio The Factory and it became a famous meeting place for creative people and celebrities.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Reading Contract T1W9

For reading contract I choose a contract called make your dream classroom. I used the website Lucid Chart to create mine. It is where you design your dream classroom with things you would like. I put in some beds so you can sleepover at school. Here is mine. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Reading Activity T1W4

For reading we have been reading a persuasive text about the Evil Drinking Fountain. We decided to write another persuasive text convincing someone the object we chose had a special power too. Here is my persuasive text about the Evil Rubber

The Rubber

This rubber is evil let me tell you why.

Te Huatahi used the rubber to rub out his work. The next day he went to the toilet and never came came back!

Vetaia held the rubber tight in the palm of his hand. He let it go because he had to do a job for the teacher. He took so long that I had to go look for him but someone must have taken him, he disappeared.

Jaxon used the rubber. When he finished he went to staple some paper but he didn’t staple the paper he stapled his finger.

Surely you know that the rubber gives you bad luck now.

Monday, March 4, 2019


I made a word cloud for my contract and  created a word cloud on abcya. I wrote 12 thing about myself. Here is mine

Friday, December 7, 2018



In class I wrote a description about a character. I drew a picture of the character and read the description on Soapbox to share with others.

Camp Prezi

For writing we made a Prezi about our camp that we went on 3 weeks ago. Here is mine. 

Duck Tour

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Reading Contract Word Cloud

In my reading group we read a poem called Rubber. For our activity we had to create a word cloud about it. This is my word cloud.

Reading Activity T4W7

In my reading group we wrote a poem about an object coming to life. Here is mine

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Maths Patterns

I made a sequential pattern out of sticks. I drew a table to work out the rule for the pattern.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Writing Activity T 3 W 7

Can I vary my sentence beginnings, 
structures and lengths?

Vroom, vroom, vroom!  I was so nervous because there I was right in the centre of the race track. I was racing against Francisco Bernoulli. I wanted to say hi but I was too jealous. He looked me in the eye and said "Hey McQueen.". "One day I wanna be the best driver like you" I said. He replied "You will never be the best like me." That made me feel really sad and angry. 
The race began and I used all of my strength while trying to pass him. I got closer to him and then I did it, I was beating him. I won the race and said to him "Now I am the best like you." Francisco apologized for what he had said. 
On my second race Francisco wasn't there. Then I started feeling so sorry for Francisco. I went to his house and knocked on the door but no one came. I looked through the window and I saw him, he was just crying in his room because I bet him. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018


I got to choose a contract for our reading and I choose Quiver. I coloured in a picture and then got an iPad. I went onto Quiver and took a video of my picture coming the life. I saved it and then sent it to my computer so I could put my video on my blog. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Shape Attributes

Me and my buddy took some photos of some shapes outside around the school.

A rectangle has 4 sides, 2 short sides and 2 long sides. It has 4 vertices.

A square has 4 sides,  all the sides are equal
It has 4 vertices.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Cave Paintings

Image result for old cave paintingsIn class for our inquiry we have been learning about cave paintings. We had to choose a piece of art on CC Search and I choose this cave painting because of the colours on the bull. The bull is made out of charcoal and the little horse in the back ground is made of red ochre. The tools they used were sticks. I think they draw paintings like this tell what they saw and telling stories.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Figurative Sentences And Literal Sentences

In my class me and my reading group made a padlet about figurative sentences and literal sentences.
Made with Padlet

Bike Safety

In class last week my class did bike safety with two ladies. They thought us some rules and some tips about how to be safe on the road. We made a poster on www.canva.com. Here is mine.
farmto table by Kini LAVOA

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Writing Experience Term 2 Week 7

For writing experience we had to go on creative commons to find a piece of art that we like. I like this piece of art because the lion looks like it is made out of light orange diamonds, with light blue diamonds for the background.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Puppet Pals Blurb

Me and my buddy Te Rakau went on a app called Puppet Pals. It is where you can make a video with puppets inside the movie. You can create a puppet and get a car or horse so you can ride on it. We started recording and then we started fiddling around with the app. It was fun.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Volcano Eruption

We got some Lego and we built a volcano. As we were building a volcano my partner got an iPad and took some photos. My partner and I had to take about ten or twenty photos on this app called Stop Motion.  Stop Motion is an app when you take some photos of you doing something and then the photos turn into a movie. After you can edit it by putting a bit of your voice in it and you could just press some buttons and start editing your movie. Here is mine.

Monday, May 28, 2018

My New Animal

My New Animal
My new animal's name is Jake. He is a quarter Elephant, quarter Bird, and quarter  human. His favourite food is mangos, cow, chicken and sheep. Every time he climbs a tree and when he sees his pray, he climbs down and kills his pray. He lives in a cave and sleeps on rocks. His most favourite thing that he does is going hunting.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Blowing Bubbles

We read Blowing Bubbles. We did the experiment and made a padlet to show the results.

Made with Padlet

Thursday, April 5, 2018

How We Follow Our Commenting Guidelinens

We follow our school commenting guidelines by showing the teacher before we post our comment.  Or we don't reveal any personal information but we only write our first names. You should always edit your work properly because you might write something and it might not make sense. Also we write a comment like a letter by including a greeting, content and closing. We should also write a comment that is related to the post. Mostly we have to use correct spelling, punctuation grammar and spacing.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

How I Broke My Toe

One sunny afternoon I asked my dad can we please go to the skate park. Dad said OK after I take the rubbish out. Vetaias little brother came too. When we reached the skate park some boys put some slippery soap on the ground. I rode onto the slippery soap. When I rode on the slippery soap my scooter wheels slipped and I fell. As I fell I off my scooter I bent my toes back really far. After I bent my toes back my dad said "Come on, lets go."  When I got up I started hopping. My dad said "Walk properly!" I was hopping on my left foot. My dad decided to take me up to the hospital. When dad saw my x-ray he felt so sad.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Welcome Back To School

Welcome back to school!!!

Finally school has started and now I can start learning again. My favourite class was Room 1 and 2 and I was in my favourite class. Yes school has started now we can play with friends.  I liked swimming and the best snowball fight ever!!!Image result for welcome back to school

Friday, November 3, 2017

               A moment in time
On Sunday it was the best Carlton school carnival I have ever seen in my life. I saw big bouncy castles, rides, clowns, motorbikes and a huge fire truck.

At the carnival I heard kids shouting and a motorbike's engine.

I heard a man going up the fire truck ladder, kids screaming and shouting because  the man on the ladder threw candy at the kids and the ladder going up.

I felt the man's fitting leather jacket which I was holding onto really tight while I was on his motorbike.

I felt a steering wheel while I was driving a Go Cart.

I wondered if there were going to be lots and lots of kids at the Carnival and whether they would come from other schools as well as mine.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Holidays are the best weeks in my life.

Off to the beach!!!

Last day until the Holidays and I am going to the beach.

I am going camping

Dreaming and waiting for you holidays.

A time to spend time with my family.

Yes I can sleep in finally. Yes!.

So nice to relax and be lazy.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Granny Jo's Duffy Show

Last Wednesday we had a Duffy show with Granny Jo.  She is an author of two books. It wasn’t just an ordinary Duffy show because we just got our Duffy books. The books I got was How to Speak Spook and Stay Alive and the other one was Minecraft Diary. She was a role model for us and I did not know that.



Friday, September 1, 2017

cross country

Carlton cross country 1/9/17
Last Wednesday we had cross country and I came 19th but I didn’t care that I came 18th I didn’t care because it, just matters that I did the whole course. 8, 9, 10 and 11 year old's have to do there cross country at Rutherford junior high school and I had to do it at Rutherford too. It was really really long!!! We had to do one little bump and and a medium size bump and a huge bump. Even we had to run three bumpy tracks, and a lot of bumps even we had to run the bottom track again, and then the bumpy tracks again. After the race I felt really really tired and felt sweaty.

The Duffy theater

Today we had a Duffy show in the hall. There was 1 boy and 2 girls. The best part I liked was when the storm sprayed us with water in a spray bottle. It is the best show I’ve seen in my life!! At the start of the show they sang the Duffy song. I have not seen a Duffy show in a long time... They made this science thing with lot of green bubbly liquid but it was rising up like lava. Duffy and this one girl which had a brownish color skin had these superhero costumes which was so, so amazing.

Duffy really really wanted to fly to Australia but that one girl just made him hold on to a yellow  balloon and made him close his eyes and that girl popped the balloon onto Duffy’s face. That girl and Duffy were heroes but that girl was already a hero but Duffy really really wanted to be a hero and really really wanted to fly to Australia. That was  my 2nd or my 3rd one I ever been to in my life. My very very favorite part was when the talking grey koala was sitting on a fake tree and was talking and eating, some branches. Those are some of the top three actors I’ve ever seen in the entire world and heard of and watched in my entire life!!!!!

There was actually three heroes because there was that other girl which was the really tall lady and that tall lady was the leader.Even there was a bush fire trying to take the big and grey koala. It was really really funny that I was laughing the whole show. They were not really super heroes because those costumes were made by someone in Auckland. I  really, really wished that I watched  10 Duffy theater shows but my wish did not come true.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Oranges are the best fruit I’ve ever tasted in my life because they are juicy, sour and sweet . The skin color of an orange is bright orange like the sun. An orange is as round  as a sphere.  When I touch the skin of an orange it feels bumpy and squishy but when I bit into it it tasted really horrible. When I bit into it it’s smell was as strong as a skunk when it sprays.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Recount- gymnastics

The air track was as bouncy as a trampoline. Even the climbing wall was as hard as climbing a real mountain. I think that backward rolls are hard because I have to tuck my chin in and have to roll backwards. Motorbike landings are the best thing in gymnastics because I like to keep my chest in and like to bend my knees.Trampolines are the 2nd best because it is really bouncy.

Friday, August 11, 2017


Shrek's eyes were as a elephant's ear. His teeth looked like beaver's front . teeth. Even His mouth was as wide as a watermelon. The fingers on Shrek is as long as a sausages. His body is as wide as a rata trees trunk. Shrek's eyebrows were as hairy as  Big Foots body.  tummy was as big as a big bubble.  Even his ears were shaped like one spoon sticking on each side.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The top of the trees is where lots and lots of insects,  bugs, birds that live in there. Trees are so important because the leaves of the trees give us air and absorb the sun and collect water for the tree.
There was a lot dark, black kind of bark, there was even a lot of red stuff behind the bark. Even there is a thing that grows on rotting trees and they are called bracket fungi.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Poem beach

The waves were as loud as thunder and lightning in the sky when they crashed on the shore .
The mountain was as as tall as the sky tower.
Some of the sand sculptures were were as huge as  Mount Everest.Some of the wood sculptures were as big as the Rata tree.
When the kids were saying there chant it was as louder than a roll of drums.

By Kini

Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekly reflection 16/6

Something I enjoyed this week was jump jam because I like copying the actions and like listening to the music.The music I liked was the coconut one and the maori song and the witch doctor. Jump jam is so amazing and awesome that I never want to stop doing jump jam.

Something I found challenging  was make a sun with clay because when I put the cup in the middle of the clay I had to draw some spikes. The hard part was when I had to cut out the spikes.I couldn’t cut down because the clay was a little bit hard.   

Friday, June 9, 2017

The top of the trees is where lots and lots of insects,  bugs, birds, leaves on top of the tree. The top of the tree is called the canopy.Trees are so important because the leaves of the trees give us air and absorb the sun and collect water for the tree.There was a lot dark,black kinds of bark even there was a lot of red stuff behind the bark. Even there is a thing that grows on rotting trees and they are called bracket fungi.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Soccer lessons

On tuesday my class went for soccer lessons and it was the best day of my life because we played some games and played some real soccer games. The person that was teaching us was simone and he teched us on the back field. I really want to do it again that I wished that every monday,tuesday,wednesday,thursday,friday was soccer lessons !!!. Soccer is the 2nd best sport in my life because I like getting goals and like kicking the ball.The best part of soccer is sliding people and getting goals.
By kini

Friday, May 26, 2017

Rugby 2017 first game
Last Saturday I played rugby. I played in Marton as it was Pirates vs Marton. I was the 2nd to tackle the fastest boy

In the team I was versing.  My team won. It was the first game in 2017 because the other saturdays were windy and rainy.The game I had last saturday was the best day of my life that I wished that every school day was rugby day. Rugby is a little bit hard for the team and me and the team was puffed in the first half.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekly reflection

Something I enjoyed this week was fundamental skills because I liked jumping on the trampoline and rolling side ways. We even learnt how to fall forward and backwards I had the best time ever at school.I want to do it again. We had fundamental skills on the back field. When I rolled on the ramp thing I went on it and slid down fast.

Something I found challenging was my coloring my bike picture because I couldn't really color my picture. I could not  color my picture any more  because my hands were so sore that the color I was using was on my hand. Weekly reflection

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Two boys

The two boys were going for a long walk and they got lost. It was a really cold day. It was in the middle of winter.They were walking on a rocky road with lots of little stones.There was no one outside. Everyone was inside their house. They were holding each other and the sun wasn't out.There was just clouds in the sky.There trying to look around for their home. They really want to go home. They do not like it outside.They really miss their parents.

By Kini

Friday, April 7, 2017

weekly reflection

This week I enjoyed  pj day because on pj day we got to wear our pyjamas. We got to watch the movie Smurfs at lunch time. I think it was Smurfs 2. I was wearing motorbike pyjamas . I really love pj day because you can do awesome things.

This term I have improved in my story writing. I wrote my water fight story all the way to the next page and that was the first time I went to the next page.I published  the story on my computer.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekly reflection

Something I enjoyed this week was the disco because I got a soda, some lollies and a sausage sizzle. It was so yum. We did a dancing competition and there was 4 prizes but I didn’t win anything but I really wanted to get a prize.

Something I found challenging was the hamburger plan because I couldn’t spell junior and squirting. Those two words are easy to spell for me now but before I didn’t know how to spell squirting and junior.

Friday, March 24, 2017

I can’t wait until my brother comes to new zealand but I do not know why my brother is coming to new zealand . I think that they are just visiting us for know reason.He is 25 years old and his girlfriend is 26 years old.His name is Joe and he is a samoan. He look’s like he is 30 years old because he is really big.My brother has a wide black bearrd and a mastassh. He has two sets of twins and they are having another baby.There are two twin boys and two twin girls.The boys are the smallest.The girls are 5 and 6 years old I am older than  the boys and the girls. The boys are 1 years old.My brother is the second oldest but I am the smallest in the family.
14 more days until I go to australia .I am going to Australia with my mum and dad.We are visiting  my brother and sister for one week each one week at my brother and one week at my sister.We are visiting my brother because it going to be my brothers twin boys birthday but I do not know why we are going to my sisters house.My sister has one daughter and one son.

habit of mind persisting

Weekly reflection

This week something I enjoyed was the water fight because I got really wet. There were more than 150 students .There can only be one house color vs another house color. I really really love water fights and we had a water fight on the back field.

Something I found challenging was coloring our  Picasso faces because my hands got really sore at coloring. My hands got sore because I was coloring too fast and was coloring for too long.
faces because my hands got really sore at coloring. My hands got sore because I was coloring too fast and was coloring for too long.