Saturday, December 29, 2018

SLJ, You are my Sunshine- Day 1, Activity 2

Ways to protect yourself from the sun this summer-

  1. Wear a sun hat
  2. Put on sunblock
  3. Stay in the shade
  4. Put on a long sleeved shirt
  5. Wear Sunglasses

SLJ, Togs or Trackies?- Week 3, Day 1, Activity 1

I personally think that summer would be a good place to come and visit New Zealand. Some of the things they could do while they are here are-

  • Go to Abel Tasman National Park
  • Sky Tower
  • Hobbiton
  • Waiheke Island
  • Banks Peninsula
  • Visit Te Papa Museum 

SLJ, Faded Glory- Day 5, Activity 3

Some ideas and strategies for raising funds to preserve the Great Barrier Reef-

  1. Do a sausage sizzle or bake sale to raise money
  2. Raise Money. Raise Money so people can put it towards something to with the reef
  3. Be careful of where you put your rubbish and plastic because a lot of it ends up in our oceans 

SLJ, Off the menu- Day 5, Activity 1

I think the rule about overfishing should stay as it is because if you are caught overfishing you are breaking a rule that has been put in place to protect someone or something in this case it is the fish. I think it is a good rule and it should stay.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

SLJ, It’s All in the Name- Day 4, activity 2

Names I think would be call to name the pool of water

  1. Goblins Soup (*)
  2. Pea and Ham soup 
  3. Goblins Bath

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SLJ, Planes, Trains and Automobiles- Day 4, activity 1

I would choose Boat. The reason I chose Boat was because you could see more things than on foot, you could go to cool little islands out in the sea, that you would not be able to get there on foot. Another reason why I would go on the boat is because I love going on boats and I think they are a really cool way to see Milford Sound. Image result for boat trips at milford sound

Saturday, December 22, 2018

SLJ, First You ‘Sea’ Me, Now You Don’t…- Day 3, activity 1

Out of a "Night Owl' and a "Early Bird', I think I am a 'Early Bird", as in weekends I always get up at six o'clock. I also am a bit of a night owl, as I do stay up late some nights, but I tend to more of a early riser. In my family only Dad and I are Early Birds.

Dad- Early Bird
Mum- Night Owl
Jess- Night Owl
Zac-Night Owl

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SLJ, A Local Delicacy- Day 3, Activity 2

One of my favourite food is French Toast. I love to make it for breakfast some mornings in the holidays or weekends. The recipe is super easy and you only need a few ingredients.

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bread

Image result for french toast
This is what it sort of looks like at the end

Friday, December 21, 2018

SLJ, Stranger than Fiction- Day 2, activity 3

For this activity I chose the Lithop & the Welwitschia Mirabilis

SLJ, Weaving a tall tale, Day 2, activity 1

I have had a go at flax weaving a couple of times. I wasn't very good at it as it is quite a hard and tricky thing to do. Flax weaving however does not interest me at all, as it sometimes can get confusing when you have to go under and over, under and over, or something like that. Also it just is not my thing. Image result for flax weaving

Thursday, December 20, 2018

SLJ, The great Taupo cycle challenge- Day 1, Activity 2

The people I would like to have in my support team would be-

  1. My Brother- He is really funny & would make me laugh along the way
  2. My Mum- She is really supportive and would make me keep going
  3. My Sister- She would cheer me on
  4. My Dad- Keep me company

SLJ, Week 2, Something smells fishy...- Day 1, activity 3

  1. The oldest fish known in the world is a 65 year old Australian lungfish- TRUE
  2. Sharks are the only fish to have eyelids- TRUE
  3. Starfish are a type of fish- FALSE
  4. Fish communicate with each other by making low-pitched sounds- TRUE
  5. Fish usually swim together in groups called 'Classes'- FALSEImage result for fish

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

SLJ, Living on the Edge, Day 5, Activity 2

Dear Mum,

I have just got back from visiting the Tundra. It was an amazing experience! The thing I loved most about it was the scenery! It was incredible! There were a LOT of beautiful flowers. There were massive plains of just these types of grass & flowers. I saw lots of squirrels, Swans and even a few Snowy Owls!. The landscape was quite cool & different to ours in New Zealand! As I said before there were just big plains of land, with no trees and and was completely dry! We went on lots of walks around the hills and mountains and saw lots of plants and animals that we don't have here in New Zealand. 

From Caitlyn

SLJ, Towering Timbers- Day 5, Activity 1

I am half and half with logging in New Zealand. I do support it a bit- Here are my reasons for why I do support it-

  1. It does make money for our country
  2. It can maintain forest and bush health

Reasons why I am against it as well-

  1. It can force animals out of their home where they live
  2. It could possibly damage the environment 

SLJ, Salt & Pepper- Day 4, Activity 3

I would build my hotel on the beachfront in Fiji. I would build it out of brick & wood I think.

Here is my design.

SLJ, Scaling New Heights- Day 4, Activity 1

Questions I would like to ask Sir Edmund Hillary-

  1. What made you want to climb Mount Everest?
  2. How long did it take you to climb the mountain?
  3. Were there times when you regretted climbing the mountain?
  4.  How long did you walk a day?
  5. When you got to the top what was the first thing you did?

SLJ, The WFF- Day 3, activity 3

  1. The WFF is trying to save the Saimaa Seal
  2. They are building snow banks for the seals. Snow banks are what the seals give birth on. If there ain't any snow banks, the pups are born out in the open ice & also half of the pups could die. 
  3. I think they have a chance of saving the seals if they keep doing what they are doing, but I think they need a long term plan

SLJ, Giants Among Us- Day 2, Activity 1

I would like to visit Tane Mahuta because it would be awesome to see in real life as it is MASSIVE!. I think it would a great experience to wrap your arms around it and see how many people can fit around it.Image result for tane mahuta

SLJ, North & South- Day 1, Activity 2

My Hometown is Moonlight. Moonlight is a tiny community in the west coast on the south island. The reason I love Moonlight is because of its scenery. A lot of the scenery in Moonlight is Farmland and paddocks with cows in them, their is also rivers that we love to swim in. 

SLJ, The legend of New Zealand, Day 1, Activity 1

My Favourite fun facts about New Zealand,

  1. New Zealand holds the record for the tallest freestanding structure in the southern hemisphere. That is the Auckland Sky Tower
  2. New Zealand is apart of the "Ring of fire". The most active volcano is found in the middle of the North Island, which is Mount Ruapehu. 
  3. Aotearoa is the maori name for New Zealand. Aotearoa means "Land of the long white cloud"   

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SLJ, Pancakes & Maple Syrup?- Day 4, Activity 2

One of my favourite food is Spaghetti & Cheese pizza. I love it homemade!

SLJ, The Secretive Skink- Day 3, activity 2

One of the activities for day 3 was "The Secretive Skink"

Pros about being a Doc Ranger-
  1. You would get to spend a lot of time outdoors
  2. Learn lots about the environment & Nature
  3. Senior doc rangers can earn from $56,000 to $89,000 a year

Cons about a Doc Ranger-
  1. Work outdoors in all weather conditions
  2. A lot of the time you are working alone
  3. Usually work regular business hours, but may also work evenings and weekends

I don't think I would like to be a Doc Ranger, because of some of those reasons. I wouldn't like to work on rainy days out in the bush. 

SLJ, Ice, Ice Baby- Day 1, activity 3

SLJ, Fabulous Ferns- Day 2, Activity 2

One of today's activities was to list 3 NZ sports teams that have the word "Fern" in their title. Here is my work,

Silver Ferns- Women's Netball team.  Image result for silver ferns uniform

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Black Ferns- Women's rugby union team

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Tall Ferns- Women's Basketball

My Favourite uniform would be the netball one because I like the fern that goes across the bottom of the skirt. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Caitlyn, Silver bar Presentation

On friday I got my Silver bar. Getting a bar means that you have completed a range of challenging tasks and activities. I have only put a few tasks that I have completed. I spoke at assembly & got my bar. I have already got my bronze bar so this will be my second bar. 

Culture of Japan

For my silver bar, I have made a slide about the Japanese culture. I chose this culture because it look really fascinating and I wanted to learn more about it.

How to eat fried worms- This is a worm???

 At reading the year 7 & 8 are reading the book How to eat fried worms. The activity we did today was about WORMS. For this activity we had to label the parts of a real Worm. To help me I used my paper worm I made. I enjoyed doing this activity. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

How To Eat Fried Worms - activity: worms, worms, worms

At reading the year 7 & 8 are reading the book How to eat fried worms. The activity we did yesterday was about WORMS. For this activity we had to find four types of worms and find out about their characteristics and also get a picture of them. I enjoyed doing this activity. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Sticking with pigs- Movie Trailer

When we finished reading the book, Sticking with Pigs, by Mary-anne Scott, we made a movie trailer for. I had a lot of fun making it (Even though I was only in one scene!). A big thanks to Mr Maunder for helping us create this movie trailer!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

HTEFW - Story Elements

How to eat fried worms

Description bubble

This is my Description bubble I made for describing a Dragonfly at writing time today. It isn't quite done yet. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Book Character Day 2018

Jess B and Kurt organised a Book Character Day for us at the end of Term 3.  It was the first book character day we have had at our school for at least 8 years, probably longer!!!

Everyone loved dressing up and I think we can safely say this is an event that everyone wants to have again next year!  We had games, a parade and prizes for dressing up the most like your character or putting in heaps of effort.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Aerodrome Vist

Today Jess, Wil, Kurt, Troy, Jack, Jess, Jonathan, Hayden and I went with Miss J to visit the Aerodrome in Greymouth. We went as this term for topic we are learning about Flight. When we got there we went to where 2 of the private planes are kept. We got to sit in them and learn about all the controls and stuff. We also got to see a plane take off on the airstrip. At then end we had a competition for who could make their paper plane go the furthest. I really enjoyed going and learning about planes and all the controls. Thank you to Miss J for taking us there and also to Peter and Cheryl for taking their time off work and teaching us about planes. Here are some pictures of the day. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Helicopter Experiment

Today with Ms Bamford, we have been doing a Helicopter Experiment.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Letter to Wolf

Here is my letter to wolf

Hi Wolf, 

How are you feeling after the crash? I hope you are feeling alright. What did it feel like walking back to find help with Tag and yourself? I hope you bring back the tusks for Davy.

From Caitlyn

For Edmodo we are reading a book called Sticking with pigs. For this task we had to write a letter to a character. Mine is to Wolf

Spelling Under Scrutiny

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Don't open the box story

Don't Open The Box

It all started when I opened that stupid box, that said "Do not open this box or else". I knew I shouldn't of, but I still did, and to this day I am still regretting my decision to open that box. 

The box itself was secured shut with heavy silver chains around it, but to my surprise it didn't need a key to unlock it. with one kick I got it open. So when I kicked that box open, that changed my life for a couple of minutes, it was unoccupied, but then a couple of seconds later music started to play. I thought to myself " This isn't so bad. But still nothing happened. Then without no warning a adorable pig came out and it started to shake its but in my face and once again without any warning it flicked poo in my face. It did this for about 30 seconds and this it disappeared back into his box. 

For some reason I opened the box again, Obviously I had not learnt from opening it the first time, but I still did it....again. This time when I opened it, once again music started to play, but this time it was ice cream truck music, but I saw no ice cream truck. Then I saw a man and he was holding out an ice cream. "Cherry flavoured, ice cream" I was dumb and I took it. "Yum I love cherry" I remember saying. he passed it to me and I took it. I took and took a sizeable bite. I quickly realised that it wasn't "cherry", it tasted like blood, but I thought that kind man wouldn't give me blood flavoured ice cream, so I kept on eating. It wasn't until he started to laugh and say that it WAS blood flavoured ice cream. I chucked the ice cream away and was about to shut the lid when he said that he will get me a actul cherry flavoured ice cream. I said yes, just to get the flavour of blood from my mouth, he was about to give it to me, then BAM, he smashed in my face. I shut the lid before he could stop me.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Book review- Vet Cadets

Image result for vet cadets  Book Review: Vet Cadets

Author- Rebecca L. Johnson

Genres: Mystery, Fiction

This was a good book. I liked it because it was about animals and I really love them. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to be a vet or loves animals.   

This is the information on the back of the book.
Abbey, Hannah and Talika are new recruits at Willowvale boarding school's Vet Cadets program. They are excited to learn all about caring for farm animals and the work that country vets do. Riding horses, shearing sheep and treasure-hunting for parasites are all just part of their normal school day. 
But when something starts attacking the school's sheep, the three vet cadets must their scientific skills, animal knowledge and teamwork to try and catch the culprit before it's too late.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Book Review- Witch Wars

Book Review: Witch Wars

Author- Sibeal Pounder 

Genres: Humor, Fiction, Fantasy Fiction

I loved this book. I love to read books about fantasy and fairies and stuff like that. So this book was right up my alley. 

This is the information on the back of the book.
When Fran the Fabulous Fairy turns up in Tiga Whicabim's shed to tell her she's a witch, Tiga doesn't believe her. Or at least not until Fran points out that TIGA WHICABIM is actually an anagram of I AM A BIG WITCH . . . and takes Tiga through the drain pipes to compete in a challenge to crown the next Top Witch of Ritzy City. No one expects a witch from 'above the pipes' to be a serious contender, but soon Tiga and her new best friend, Peggy Pigwiggle, are at the head of the pack! Does one of them have what it takes to win?

 Image result for witch wars information on the back

Monday, September 3, 2018

Dictionary skills

Find the definitions of these words using a dictionary, then write a sentence for each one.

Definition: Like the company of others
Sentence: Dolphins are Gregarious

Definition: Bubbling
Sentence: I love to drink Effervescent drinks

Definition: A fussy person
Sentence: I was a very Persnickety person
Definition: It doesn't have a logical explanation
Sentence: The maths problem I was working on didn’t have a Incoherent explanation

Definition: Climb or move in a awkward way
Sentence: I Clambered up to her

Definition:  Gloomy, unhappy
Sentence: I was really Disconsolate after my cat died

Sentence: I did something Inconceivable because I went in barefeet in the snow

Definition: A clumsy person
Sentence: I was such a Clodhopper

Definition: Making a great deal of noise
Sentence: The party was Tumultuous

Now use a thesaurus to find other words for happy.  Write your favourite three.

Cherry. Cheerful. Merry,
Find your three favourite alternatives to sad.
Mournful, Gloomy, Downhearted

Find your three favourite alternatives to said.
Speak, pronounce, Mutter

Find your three favourite alternatives to loud.
Blooming, Roaring, Ear-splitting

Find your three favourite alternatives to tiny.

Minuteture. Mini, Pocket Sized

Words that I have never heard of before

  1. Apple- knocker- An unsophisticated person
  2. Bawbee- A scottish coin
  3. Claggy- Sticky
  4. Deedy- Effective
  5. Erf- African, A plot of land
  6. Fipple- The mouthpiece of recorder or wind instrument
  7. Higgler- A indian person who travels from place to place selling small things
  8. Jumbuck- A sheep
  9. Keek- To peep
  10. Lollygag- To spend a lot of time doing nothing, to be lazy
  11. Minibeast- A small animal
  12. Nacarat- A bright orange- red color
  13. O-O- An endangered hawaiian bird
  14. Peely-Wally- Looking pale and unwell
  15. Rugrat- A child
  16. Shanky- Revolting
  17. Tiffin- A light meal
  18. Ulu- A short handled knife
  19. Winebibber- A heavy drinker
  20. Zorro- A kind of fox

With Ms Bamford on Friday we had to find the definitions to all of these words. I really liked doing this activity. At the end she asked us to write down some words that we had never heard of before.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Book Character

For Edmodo we are reading a book called Sticking with pigs. For this task we had to invent a new character for the book. This is Goosey Lucy. 

Mind Map

For Edmodo we are reading a book called Sticking with pigs. This is a mind map I have made for one of the task's


For Edmodo we are reading a book called Sticking with pigs. This is a crossword for one of the task's I did. It was really fun to make!

Addison's Disease

For Edmodo we are reading a book called Sticking with pigs. Wolf's (who is the main character) brother Davy has Addison's. This is a task we had to do. It is about Addisons. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Bronze Bar

This is a slide I made on how I got my Bronze Bar. Some of these activities really challenged me. but I am really proud of myself.

Home Cooking

This is a slide that Jess and I made for assembly. It is about our home cooking.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Photos of my holiday

 Here is a collage I made with the photos of my holidays! Hope you like them!

My Holiday

Monday, July 2, 2018

Rainfall Map

For Edmodo our book was Rainfall. One of the activities were to create a map of all of the places in the book. As we read more of the book we added more places on our map. Here our some screenshots of my map.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Word Staircase

Today for our word staircase the word was JUMP. These are the words I got. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Rice Bubble Slice

In room 8, we have been making our own recipes and trailing them. I made Rice Bubble Slice but I added in some extra ingredients which were rolled oats, sesame & sunflower seeds and apricot. It was really delicious.


  1. 100g butter
  2. 1/2 c white sugar
  3. 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  4. 3-5 c rice bubbles
  5. 1/3 c rolled oats
  6. 1 tsp sesame seeds
  7. 2 tsp sunflower seeds
  8. 2 apricot, cut
  1. Melt the butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan over a low to medium heat
  2. When melted, boil for 2 minutes
  3. Take off the heat and add rice bubbles (put one cup in at a time and them mix after you put every cup in ), oats ,seeds and apricots, mix in
  4. Put in a swiss roll tin and leave to cool before cutting into squares or slice's.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Caitlyn's Haybale Thinkboard

      For maths we have been doing a problem called covering up. Here is my DLO about it that I made. I hope you like it!

Word Staricase

Yesterday for the word staircase the word was LOOK. I thought this one was fairly easy and I liked this one. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fried Rice

This term for reading we are learning about cooking, baking, recipes. Yesterday we made Fried Rice for dinner. My sister Jess and I made it and we got some pictures of us with it. It was really yummy and I would definitely cook it again. 

In our Fried Rice we put 

  1. Brocali
  2. Cauliflower
  3. corn
  4. Chicken 
  5. Scrambled Eggs
Here is a Collage I made with the pictures we took