Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mmm, That’s Tasty!

Mmm, That’s Tasty! by Neville Gardner
School Journal June 2012

WALT: Begin to use a range of scientific symbols, conventions, and vocabulary.
SC:      Complete a small science report on the taste + smell experiment

  1. There are 5 main flavour receptors. Sweet, Salty, Bitter, Sour and Umami.
List some foods fit each of the flavour receptors.  SHARE

  • Coffee
  • Salt
  • Lemon, Zombie chew
  • Chocolate,Lollies,Fizzy Drink
Umami (savoury)
  • Mince and savoury,Chicken and savoury

  1. Record the words you didn’t know before. Add a picture or sentence to describe what they mean.

Papillae (p.26)
any small, nipplelike process or projection.
Receptor (p.26 )
Physiology. an end organ or a group of end organs of sensory or afferent neurons, specialized to be sensitive to stimulating agents, as touch or heat.
texture (p.25)
the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface
recognise (p.28)
to identify as something or someone previously seen.

  1. On Page 29, there is the great jelly bean challenge. Mrs Parker will provide you with some Jelly Beans (or other items) to complete this task. SHARE
    Use the template for a science report below to write what you did, and what you found.

Question: Do our taste buds require smell?

Hypothesis: No taste in the jelly bean.

  • Hands/Blind fold
  • Mouth
  • Jelly bean

  • Blindfold
  • Block nose
  • Put jelly bean in your mouth and chew.

Observations: I closed my eyes and blocked my nose, i put the jelly bean in my mouth and the first flavour i tasted  was pineapple flavour.Then when i unblocked my nose i tasted feijoa and got it right.

Conclusion:  My hypothesis was wrong.

ONLY share the answers/activities which have  SHARE next to them.

When sharing your work on your blog remember to write a sentence to explain what you read, and what the activity was.
Conference with your teacher before sharing.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Moli _Tree of Life_WekaT4W2

This activity was very hard but fun to do.

tree of Life by Feana Tuakoi
School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2002

  1. This story refers to the coconut tree as ‘the tree of life’.  Explain in as much detail as possible,  why it is the tree of life in your own words. SHARE
    1. It is called the tree of life because because it provides people with shelter, food, all the things that will help them survive.

  1. Explain the connection between the Tuna and the Coconut SHARE
    1. Sina’s connection between tuna and the coconut was that people were planning to catch him for food and tuna promised sina that if he was killed she would bury his head in the sand.

Then sina watered the head every day and it turned into a coconut tree and the coconut tree gave sina everything she needed, food and drinks and oil for your body and hair.

WALT: Make inferences and search for hidden meanings
SC:      Think critically about the hidden meaning of the text.
drinking, cookin
cups, bowls

ropes,mats, fans, bags, baskets

fish traps

Hollow (p.16)
not solid, empty
Monsieur (p.14)
the conventional French title of respect and term of address for a man

Rhythm (p.15)
movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Moli-What's for lunch_WekaT4W1

This is what we did in reading and it was fun and I enjoyed it.

What’s for lunch? by Ken Benn
Connected 1 2006

WALT: Analyse information, relate it to myself and make evaluations
SC: We will record our own healthy food graph and make recommendations based on what we find.

1. Complete your own healthy lunch chart for the rest of this week.

Food type

Sweets, cakes, chips etc.
Meat, cheese, eggs, dairy, nuts etc
Fruit, vegetables, wholegrain breads etc.

  1. Why do you think it is important to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains breads or rice?
    1. It’s important to eat all that stuff because it keeps your mind awake and fresh.
  2. Mr Kenna suggested that they swap their salami cheese sandwiches for tuna and salad. What things in your lunchbox do you think you could swap to make it healthier?  
    1. Banana, apple, sandwich
  3. What other benefits do you get from eating healthy food? Keeps your mind fresh, awake and gives energy, vitamins that are good.
  4. Complete a graph like the one in the book once you have completed your healthy lunch chart.

  1. What is your favourite types of healthy meal? (Edit the drawing) SHARE

Thursday, 16 October 2014

How I spent my time in the holidays explanation

The Holidays are two week holiday when we don’t go to school.It is a chance to vist your family and friends and do house chores. We have holidays to spend time with family and relax. People relax by sleeping or watching tv. I spent my time on sports , boxing and rugby, first let me explain my daily routine.

In the holidays I usually wake up at about 1:00pm and go to the bathroom and  have a shower, wash my face, brush my teeth and eat breakfast, then watch tv and wait for my friends to come and pick me up at 1:30pm.

When my friends pick me up we go and have a quick boxing battle,
we put on our boxing gloves got ready, after we were putting on our gloves we started sparing, but it was only training, when we were training we stopped and had a rest. After our rest we went and played some rugby league the teams were Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney  Roosters.

When we were playing rugby league roosters had 16 points and my team rabbitohs had 14 points, then it was half time. While we were waiting for the game to start again we had drinks, powerade, Gatorade and our food was some sandwich. Then we went back on the field and played, when I got in the field I got the first try of the half, then 1 one my friends got tackled and got injured. After we had to get 1 more score to win, then they got the last score, but it was a good game, it was fun, exciting and hard.

When we finished playing rugby we went and had some tasty KFC after our KFC we went back home at 3:00pm and went to sleep.

It was trying running, tackling, training and lots of eating.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Matua Leighton

Room 10
Glenbrae school
103 leybourne circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

9 September 2014

Dear Matua Leighton

My name is Moli. I am a year 8 student at Glenbrae School. Thank you very much for coming to Glenbrae School to talk to the year 7 & 8 students about a career in teaching.

I was happy when you came to Glenbrae School and told us about yourself and how you became a teacher. When you were telling us about you wanting to be a millionaire, it was funny. I learned it’s important to find a good job to support your family.

You have inspired us to study well, get a job and do our best for our families.

Yours sincerely


Constable Geoff

Room 10
Glenbrae school
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Dear Constable Geoff

My name is Moli and I am a year 8 student at Glenbrae school. I am writing to thank you for coming to our school and sharing about your career pathway of becoming a police man.

What I learnt was it can be hard to be a police man. What I found interesting was you had to run 3k under 15 minutes and that must have been hard.

I am a fast runner, a good athlete and would love to join the Police force. I want to be a policeman just like you.

My Question is how fast can anyone run 3k?   

Thank you for sharing about your career and helping us understand what it takes to be a police constable.

Yours sincerely


Friday, 19 September 2014

What causes Hurricanes and How do they effedct people.

We created a presentation  On our topic study and we really enjoyed making it.I learnt a lot of things about Hurricanes and how deadly they are.

Mrs Tofa

Room 10
Glenbrae school
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Mrs Tofa
Teacher Room 7
Glenbrae school
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

Dear Mrs Tofa

My name is Moli and I am a year 8 student at Glenbrae school. I am writing to thank you for sharing with our class your career pathway from the time when you came to New Zealand.

What i learnt was how hard you had to work to became a teacher. What I found interesting was that you came to New Zealand and became a teacher and that was fantastic.

Thank you for sharing your career about becoming a Teacher and how to go about it.

Yours sincerely


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Mr Tamati Parker

Glenbrae school
Room 10
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

9 September 2014

Dear Mr. T Parker

My name is Moli and I am a year 8 student at Glenbrae School. I am writing to say thank you for coming and sharing with us about the construction industry.

When you were telling us about the construction industry, I was very interested in knowing that  there would be lot of jobs for people in the future. What I learnt from your talk about the construction industry is what jobs are available for people to do. I am wondering what the right job is for me and if it is going to be hard. I want to be a builder like you wanted to be. I found it interesting to hear that there were different jobs like Engineer, Builder, Architect, Project Manager, Quannity Surveyor, Survey Technician, Foreman, Building inspector, Urban planner, Construction site manager etc.
I would like to ask how did you become a construction industry worker?
Thank you for coming, I hope you come again.
Yours sincerely


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Mrs Ripata

Room 10
Glenbrae school
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

10 September 2014

Mrs Ripata
Teacher room 2
Glenbrae school
103 Leybourne Circle
Glen Innes
Auckland 1072

Dear Mrs Ripata

My name is Moli and I am a year 8 student at Glenbrae school. I am writing to thank you for sharing your career pathway with us. Thank you also for sharing about your life in Tonga and New Zealand.

What I learnt was that you had to work hard to become a teacher. What I found interesting is that you came to New Zealand and became a successful teacher. This is awesome.

My Question is how old were you when you came to New Zealand?

Thank you for sharing your career aspirations about becoming a Teacher, with us.

Yours sincerely