Tag: 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.

Helena Vocabulary Task – W3 T4

Kia Ora everyone, this is my weekly vocabulary task.
This week’s word was “Survival.” We have to come up with synonyms and antonyms. And then we have to search up images that represent what the word “Survival” means.
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Helena Endurance – Response to Text (T4 W3)

Kia Ora Everyone, this is my response to text about the Endurance!
some of you might ask what is the Endurance?
well, the Endurance is a famous shipwreck owned by famous explorer Ernest Shackleton.
Ernest led an expedition along with his crew to Antarctica. However, they did not make it.
But they reached an area where no one has been before.
Anyways I hope you enjoy reading my work.
Feel free to leave a positive comment on my blog. 🙂

Helena 200 Word Challenge – Descriptive Language (T4 W2)

Write a 200 Word recount as either the CLIMBER or the PHOTOGRAPHER.

200 Word Challenge – Descriptive Language

Look at the picture below carefully and complete the table.

Check on the next page for Step 2.


Who is in the photo? Climber and Photographer.
What is happening in the photo? A person is climbing mount everest while a photographer is taking photos. 
Where was the photo taken? Mountains
What makes this exciting? It’s exciting because they are doing a photoshoot.
How do you think the characters feel? Climber:  Scared, Nervous, Terrified. Photographer: Amazed, wonderstruck, shocked.


Remember; your challenge is to use DESCRIPTIVE Language to SHOW, not TELL your audience what is happening.


Begin your writing here: Today I received a letter from the MHC (Mountain Heights Club). I read it and they wanted me to compete in their mountain climbing competition that they are hosting on thursday and it was tuesday so I had 2 days to practice.  Obviously I wasn’t professional at climbing mountains and I didn’t have gear for it so I went to the mall first and got the gear. After practicing for the last 2 days the time has come.

I drove to the location that they told me to go to and felt anxious. Once I  arrived at the place and I saw a guy waiting for me at the entrance. He helped me suit up and I got my gear ready. I saw multiple contestants at the entrance waiting to be called out. After we got called out we went to the beginning line and prepared. Once we were ready we saw this guy with a megaphone and he yelled “3,2,1 GOOO!” I ran as fast as I could and started climbing. As I was climbing I saw this photographer taking photos and videos  of me. I finally reached the finish line and I won!  The prize was 1K.