Thursday, May 2, 2019

Be Funky

I did a contract called Be Funky. I had to get a photo of me and do it in four different colours. I just chose random colours for no real reason.  My art is like what Andy Warhol does.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lucidchart Classroom

For my reading contract I designed a classroom. I used the website Lucidchart.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Maui and the Sun

Maui and his brothers caught the sun with a flax hook. They couldn't hunt for food and eat their food because the days were going too fast. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Word Cloud

In class I did a word cloud about myself for my reading contract.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Camp Prezi

My Prezi

In class we wrote about our favourite part on camp. Prezi is a website that you can add images and videos to and is another way to present information. 


My Voki 

In class for my contract I create an avatar and made it speak in Te Reo Maori. I made it so I can teach you some phrases we have learnt in class.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Poem Week 6 Reading Activity

In my reading group we read a poem called I hate school. We wrote a poem as a group for our activity.

I Hate School

I don't mind drawing.
I don't mind eating lunch.
I don't mind exploring outside and eating things I can munch.

But I just hate going home and leaving my friends at school.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Prove it w/s 27

Can I add interest to my writing by using similes and metaphors?

Dad is as cool as a motorbike. He is fast like the Flash. He likes to came to camp because it is fun and me and Miller are on camp too. Dad is a builder and he is good at builder homes and shed. Dad is handsome all the time.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Maths Activity

In class for math we did an activity and we had to make a pattern with sticks. It was a sequential pattern. We draw a table to help us figure out the rule. Here is mine.

Monday, September 3, 2018


For our contract we had a choice out of 3 contract activities. Some people choose the Picasso Head. We make a funny looking face by choosing different parts. The artists name is Pablo Picasso.

Monday, August 6, 2018

3D Shapes

In math we have been learning about 3D shapes and their tributes.  Faces, edges and vertices.

Friday, August 3, 2018


For contract I did a video on Quiver. Quiver is a app on the Ipad. Quiver scans the picture and makes it come to life.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Shape Attributes

Me and my buddy took photos of shapes around the school.

The square has 4 even sides. The square has 4 vertices.

The octagon has 8 even sides. The octagon has 8 vertices.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Bike Safety

In class we made a poster on Canva about bike safety because we have had bike safety lessons and wanting to teach people about what we learnt. We did a plan first. 
Happy by Travis ANDREWS

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cave Paintings

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In class we have been looking and learning about cave paintings for our inquiry. I think they used grass, wood and leaves, red ochre for the paint using a feather or animals hair. The picture is to remember the animals they saw around them.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The King's Birthday

I read the book The King's Birthday with my reading group. I made a Padlet about the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Saturday, June 16, 2018


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Yesterday we had to look for a picture of artwork that we liked. We went on CC Search on the internet to found one. I like this art because it is done in pencil. I like all the detail in it. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Prove it 13

Learning Intention
Can I gain the readers interest by using personal voice and sharing my thoughts and feelings clearly?

One afternoon I was walking along the footpath I saw an envelope blowing around. I chased after it. I kept it a secret from my mum and dad. I opened it. Wow, I keep that a secret. I found $10000. I went in my room and went on a site and I looked for some toys and a motorbike I could race. After that I still had $400 left. I don't know what to do with it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Puppet Pals

We learnt about a new App called Puppet Pals. On Puppet Pals I made a movie. I had to choose characters and a background and music. I recorded my voice to make the movie.

Stop Motion Move

Me and my buddy Mase made a volcano out of lego bricks. We used baking soda, vinegar and a canister. We mixed the baking soda together in the lego volcano. We then made a Stop Motion movie of the volcano.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Prove it 16

Can I u
se carefully selected adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs?

I like to ride my bike because  it is fun. I ride it quickly along the road. It is big  and blue. I love my bike and I love to go swimming   I love my dad because dad takes me to swimming. swim quickly.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chunky Chalks

Chunky Chalks

What will happen when we mix Plaster of Paris with water?

Plaster of Paris, water, bowl, spoon, measuring cups, 2 plastic bags.

  1. In a bowl tip 2 cups of Plaster of Paris and ¾ cup of water.
  2. Add some dye to colour it.
  3. Stir the mixture until there is are no lumps and it is smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture in half. Put half in one plastic bag and the other half in the other plastic bag.
  5. Take all the air out of the bag and seal it up.
  6. Put the bag on the bench and after an hour make an observation.
  7. Leave there for at least 24 hours.
  8. Open the bag and see what you can do with it.

  1. After an hour we picked up the plastic bag and it felt warm and was starting to go hard.
  2. The next day it was very hard and had formed into a shape.

Gypsum (calcium sulfate) is one of the ingredients of Plaster of Paris. Gypsum is
found as a mineral rock. The calcium sulfate is bound together by water which
keeps it in its solid form.

When gypsum is heated gently water is lost and the crystals become white powder.
When we add water to this powder, the water recombines with the gypsum. As this
happens the mixture gets hot (an exothermic chemical reaction occurs) and forms a
paste which then sets hard.

Our teacher read us a book on how to make chalk. We followed the instructions to
make our own. My favourite part was making the chalk with my buddy and
turning it red.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tricky Science

We read a book called Tricky Science. We did the experiment and made a Padlet to show our results.
Made with Padlet

Friday, March 30, 2018

Student Blogging Challenge Week 3

Today we learnt about Creative Commons, this website you can use images, videos and music without getting special permission from the owner. It's a website where you get the things that you want and you can upload images, videos and music you want to share too. We watched a video that shows us what Creative Commons can do.

Here is the link to the the video. Creative Commons Video

Here is the link to the website you should be using. Creative Commons Website

Here is an Image I found on the website and a story I wrote about it.
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If I built a house this is where I would build it. It would be a big mansion in the shape of a T, because my name starts with a T. I would live in it but wouldn't live with anyone because then it would be peaceful. I would build a shed. I would build a motorbike track with jumps to ride and skid on. It would be fun.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Blog Comments

In He Puna Hangahanga we have been making comments on people blog. We have been learning how to write them correctly. At our school follow the rules on the poster.

We went on the student blogging Challenge website and looked at people blogs. Here are the 2 blogs I commented on. Xpress's Blog Egusd's Blog

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Green Pastures Camp

My favourite activity was kayaking because it was fun. I nearly fell out two times. I freaked out really badly. I was scared to jump in to the lake.  I wore a life jacket to be safe. The kayaking was a bit hard.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Water Marble

Title: Water Marble  

Prediction: I think the marble will go away and you won’t
see it.

Materials: Water, a cup, marble made of special plastic.

1 Fill up a cup with water
2 Get a marble and drop it into the water.
3 Wait and see what happens.

Observations: First the marble got smaller. Then the
marble looked like it got bigger. It looked like the
marble stuck to the side of the cup.

2 The marble has disappeared. There are lots of little
air bubbles forming on the side of the cup.

3 The marble has soaked up water and got bigger.
When the marble is in the water it’s invisible.

4 All of the air bubbles have disappeared.
The marble is squashy.

Result: Wen the marble dropped in, it pulled air in to make
bubbles. As the marble got bigger it pushed the air.
bubbles out of the way. The marble got bigger as it
soaked up more water. The marble is now camouflaged. The
marble is more water than plastic, so it looks like water.

Adaptation: To put slime in it instead.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

My Avatar

This is our firs week of the Student Blogging Challenge. We have created our own avatar and added it to our blog. I went to this website to create my avatar. You might like to make one too.Make an Avatar

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Back to school

I like it at school because we get to go swimming. We get 4 days in a row. It's getting hotter each day. I love school. I really like art and we have started making name monsters We had a snowball fight.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Athletic Day

I saw lots of kids doing running and jumping.
I saw my friends running fast around the oval.
I heard people yelling…”go yellow!”
I heard a crash at the running race.
I felt grass under my feet where I was running.
I wondered why I jump so high. I won.

By Travis

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Holidays are fun because I’m going to my friends  house.
Off for a sleep over, it’s going to be fun.
Looking at riding the motorbike.
I was going over the dirt jump.
Dirt jumps are awesome.
A motorbike is a bike with a motor.
Yippee it is going to be fun.

Friday, September 15, 2017


The whole school planted trees. Room 3 planted by the drop off bay. We planted a hedge for our school so we can make our playground look good.


Friday, September 1, 2017


At Cross-Country we started with our house chant song. My mum and dad came to watch me race with the 8 years olds. I came first. My brother Miller came fourth place. My little brother came first place. I got heaps of water. After my race I went home with my dad. I missed out on the photo but we did it in the morning so I didn't miss out.

the Duffy show

The Duffy show started with a song. The children sang Moana and the Duffy song. The superheroes capes were blue and purple. The cloud wet all of us. My favorite part was the koala because he remembered all the number of trees there were.  A the end of the show Duffy got his cape. Duffy’s cape was red. At the end we all got to ask questions.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aorange is rough like concrete.

A orange is rough like concrete. It was green and orange with a green flower in the meadow. Of I had a tios out of a blow bere ow a orange I wow tos a orange because a orange are giose.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Gymnastics 18/8

The gym we go to is called the boys and girls gym club. We learn to do forward rolls. We jumped on the yellow tramp and did a motorbike landing. We did a handstand. When we were finished we played a game with a hula hoop. We walked to school to have lunch.

Friday, August 11, 2017


Shrek’s green face looks like a happy face. His huge
body towered above his friends. Shrek’s teeth are as big as a saw. The ears are like a spoon sticking in he head. Shrek’s clothes are too small for him because his t-shirt is up to he shoulder. He head is like a egg on his head.

Monday, July 3, 2017

My castle was the seven sisters in the sky.
The snowy mountain looked like an upside down ice-cream cone.
The waves were crashing like a dinosaur dancing in the waves.
A dog was running as fast as a motorbike through the children amazing sculptures on the black sand.

My sculptures was a big straw, it was made with wood.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekly Reflection 16/6

This week I enjoyed doing clay at the Sarjeant Art Gallery because I got to make two moons. It was a half moon. One was a boy and one was a girl.

One of my challenges this week was doing maori words because I don’t know the meaning of all of them.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Gordon’s Bush  7.6.17.

The collection of flat white mushrooms looked like the buttons in Mum’s button jar.

Heaps of small and big worms slid in and out  of the spongy rotting wood.

Black brown and grey leaves curled on the wet ground starting to rot.

The yellow fungi looked like a golden waffle dripping with honey.

Te Reo what are you doing?

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dear diary
Yesterday we went to Gordon’s Bush to find out about trees and birds. My mum went with us. I was in mum group with Mason and Liam. I found a rock. When I found the rock I hid it again.

By Travis

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekly Reflection 19/5

Something I enjoyed this week was weaving because we got to pick our choice of colours. I picked red and yellow. I think it looks good.

Something I found challenging this week was fundamental skills because I had to fall on my back.