Sunday, 18 March 2018

Science going POP!

Image result for pH scaleIn science so far in Toroa we've been learning about how acids and bases affect the colour of anthocyanin solution.
Our class tried Lemon Juice, Baking soda, citric acid and white vinegar.
We filled 5 test tubes with cabbage water (anthocyanin solution) and added the items. People went into groups of two and added the items. each group had to try colour blend them as well as they could to see what was the most acidic and the most basic. everyone agreed on lemon juice being the most acidic and baking soda the most basic. Red is acidic and Blue is base.

day of the dead

Day of the dead is a Mexican holiday on the 31st of October to the 2nd of November.
On this day alters are decorated with flowers, candles, ceramic skulls and pictures of loved ones. They celebrate and remember those who have passed away. The food is the loved ones favourite treats and meals. drinks are placed on the altar to quench the thirst of the dead. In particular it is held in the Central and South regions.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Storytelling, Children of Wax

Evaluate our writing using success criteria.
Accurately punctuate a variety of sentence structures, including direct speech.

Use sensory descriptions.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

French Culture Study

there are so many restaurants in France, with 5,000 just in Paris. France has delicious food and some rather crazy ones to us such as snails! French people love snails cooked with butter and garlic. France is the largest cheese consumers in the world. Croissant and baguettes are from France and they are so good tasting.  French people eat a lot of weird stuff like frog legs, beef tongue, pig feet, veal brain and calf pancreas = a large gland behind the stomach. i love croissants!


French celebrate the traditional Christmas and Easter. they have May day also known as labour day on May 1st. they have a Europe day on May 8th that commemorates the end of hostiles in Europe in world war 2. 

famous land marks

in Paris there is the Eiffel Tower, it seems so cool and i really hope i can see it in person one day.
The Louvre in Paris is a art museum with the amazing Mona Lisa inside.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Toroa Reading Assignment, Hōne Heke

1. When was Te Tiriti o Waitangi signed?
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The Treaty of Waitangi was signed 6th February 1840 by the representatives of the British Crown and Māori cheifs from the North island. 

2. Select one habit of mind which Hōne Heke demonstrated. Describe in detail how he showed that habit of mind, supporting your view with at least one quotation.

Have a Go because he cut down the flagpole to show what he believed in and what he thought was right. 

3. Was it a good idea to cut down the flag at Kororāreka? Why or why not?

I don't think it was a good idea to cut down the flag because it started a war. Then he cut it down another two times and that got the other people triggered and then that made a bigger war.

Trash Novel Study

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Year seven Gap Filler leadership course.

Eleven of the year sevens went on a Gap Filler leadership course to learn more about leadership.

We got there and met everyone who was gonna work with us on that day, after that we had a some time to run around and look around the Gap Filler site. We got called in and were told to do our first challenge, we made our way into a small office and started the challenge. we were sorted into two groups and we were given a stack of paper, with that paper we had to build the tallest tower out of it. the two teams had two very different ideas, our paper tower fell over multiple times but we didn't give up and then we lost, it didn't matter because it was fun. after that we had another small challenge to come up with as many ideas of what a good leader has such as courage, bravery and kindness. we came up with so many ideas in that and it filled half the table! we had a small morning tea break and time to run around after sitting for quite long. We walked through the city and talked about thing we saw. We saw heaps of things they were working on. one of my favourite things we saw was the super street arcade, it had a joystick and two buttons one button fired bullets and the other nukes the joystick controlled the plane you were flying. another really cool thing we saw was the dance-o-mat its a small dance area where you plug in your phone and insert two dollars to start playing music, it was really cool and I totally busted out some sick moves. All the year sevens had a great time and we really recommend having a look around Christchurch and the gap filler course. i learnt a lot about leadership on this course and it was super fun.     

S.P.C.A. fundraiser

Some students from St Marks School gave up their time to go to St Martians New World on Saturday 11th of November to collect donations for S.P.C.A. The first students came at 10:00am and the last students at 3:00pm, each couple of students worked for an hour until their replacements came. There were three students working at a time including our teacher Miss Y. $1052.60 was raised on that day!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Horizons leadership course

28 of November 21 year sevens went to Horizons leadership course. one of the many things we did were the flying kiwi. The flying kiwi was a contraption made out of a rope. the rope goes through a hole very high up and comes back down, one person gets attached to the rope with a harness connected to a carabiner. the rest of the group pulls on the other half of the rope to lift you up. you run and then they run and you get lifted up high into the sky. We learnt that we have to work together in this group activity.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Today's church service.

In today's church service we all gathered in the hall and sat on the chairs with our church buddies, just like a normal Friday morning church service. This service was pretty much normal but it had a few extra things such as the middle school choir singing to the school. In my opinion the singing was my favourite part of the service. Certificates were given out, a story was told about a shoe maker meeting Jesus, we had to sing, year eights in the choir were give medals and some students read out prayers. they are also enjoyable but i really liked the middle school choir singing. Today's church service was pretty enjoyable!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

My writing goals are...

Accurately punctuate a variety of sentence structures, including direct speech. I have chosen this one because I do use punctuation but its not always in the right place.

Use interesting vocabulary. I have chosen this one because doing this will make my writing interesting.

Provide quality feedback on our peers' writing. I am going to do this one so people can get good feedback from me and i can lift their spirits!

Science going POP!

In science so far in Toroa we've been learning about how acids and bases affect the colour of anthocyanin solution. Our class tried Lem...