Month: November 2023

My Design

Kia ora everyone it has been a while since I have blogged, This is my design for my inquiry task.
As you can see it is a bathroom. As a group we have to design and create a product or solution that will improve our Team 4 area. I have chosen to design a bathroom because I think we should upgrade our Team 4 bathroom by adding colours red and black to represent our school colours and adding some features like little rubbish bins, hand blow dryers, and more toilets.

Helena Writing a MathVenture

Kia Ora everyone, this is my mathventure!
If you are wondering what is a mathventure it’s where you read stories and the reader must solve math problems in order to progress through the adventure.

So, I decided to make my own!
Each section contains a math problem for you to solve.
Good luck!

Helena PM Reader – Room 8 Literacy (Thor)

PM Reader Challenge – The Trip to Rocky Ridge

For this task you need to do some reading out loud.

You will record a video of yourself reading the first page of your PM Reader.
At the SAME TIME you will use the Voice Typing feature on this Google Doc.

This will give you an opportunity to hear how you read, and to see how accurate your pronunciation is.

Start your Voice Typing here: The trip to Rocky Ridge I love going to visit Aunt Bonnie. Rocky Ridge said Ruby but the train trip is so boring. and we have to leave so early added her 10 year old twin brother Nate. outside the sky was dark except for a smudge of Pale Don light. Ruby gave a noisy on as she packed her every night back. neon to and then let out the twins and dated even yawning! however you need to be at the station in 10 minutes. quickly she pushed a library book into followed by a sketch pad and I say of little pins for stop I hope these will stop me from getting bored she told me the side it was such a long old journey to Rocky Ridge.

Attach the Google Drive link to your video here;


Once you have finished reading the text, answer these questions;

Why did the twins say the trip to Rocky Ridge was dull and boring?
Because they have to sit for the whole train ride.

Why did Ruby make up the rhyme?
Because the five stations before they get to Rocky Ridge rhymes and to past the time.

What would have lived in a salt lake millions of years ago?
Probably dinosaurs and lots of extinct animals.

Why would train drivers have to be careful in dust storms?
Because the windows might get covered in dust making the train drivers can’t see.

Why would a cow have wandered onto the rail track?
Because of the dust storm, The cow was probably in the farm and then the wind unlocked the gate making the cow can’t see and making it wander onto the rail track.

  • How did Aunt Bonnie know when the train would be arriving

Because Clare told the twins what time they would arrive and then Nate rang Aunt Bonnie and told her what happened.