Tag: Writing

Manaiakalani Film Festival Blog Commenting

Task description: This week was the annual Maniakalani Film Festival! We were lucky enough to see our classes movie on the big screen at Hoyts. This week for our writing task we were able to watch some of the Manaiakalani Film Festival movies and create positive, thoughtful and helpful comments on the class blog of the movies. Here are some of the movies I watched and some of the comment that I left on some of the class blogs. Please leave a positive comment on my blog!

Recount: Marshmallow Challenge

Task description: This week we have been learning to create a recount adding lots of descriptive language. We had a fun activity to complete called the marshmallow challenge. After completing the challenge we had to write a recount about our experience, check out my recount below. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. 

This week in room 10 we were planning to create a fun marshmallow challenge. For this class on air Miss Parrant wanted us to have a fun activity to work as a team. This is  for our make it work term 4 focus question for this term. In this activity we had to get into a group of how many we wanted, but my group was from other tables but we still thought that we were still work as a team. Here are there names were Maddison, Sophia, Alepina, Emzjull, and me.

Before we started Miss Parrant had to quickly present what items we needed, we had ten marshmallows with 20 spaghetti sticks. Then we had to start figuring out what our design should be. At this point my whole group started saying random ideas that popped out of their head, but the thing was we had to think of a way for our marshmallow to stay standing like a normal tower. While we were thinking of what design we should do Emzjull’s suggested was to break the spaghetti into little pieces as well as the marshmallows and build them into a tower getting bigger and BIGGER.

When we were trying to figure out what our idea should be Maddison and I thought if we could create a tower by using the spaghetti sticks and marshmallows not broken and then we had to create the tower going like one spaghetti stick had 2 marshmallows stuck onto it and do the same on another stick. After that we wanted to add two sticks onto the top of the two sticks on the bottom and just keep on going until the tower will get taller and TALLER.

We all decided to go with Emzjull’s idea in the end and broke up all the sticks and marshmallows. Our tower did get to stand for a little while but as we waited for the timer to countdown our tower kept falling apart. Once our 15 minutes were up we kind of had a tower but we had to hold it so it would stand.

This was a really fun activity that helped us to work as a team. I hope we can do more experiences like this for our term 4 focus make it work. 


Scientific Method

Scientific Method

WALT: safely conduct an experiment and explain the process and results using the scientific method.
This week we are going to conduct a science experiment using the scientific method to write up the results.  Use the class brainstorm from the jam board if you need extra help.

What are you trying to find out?
Will it dissolve in water? 
What do you think will happen?
  • Salt: yes
  • Pepper: no 
  • Sugar:  yes
  • Oil: no
  • Oats: no
  • Sprinkles: no 

I think that the salt and sugar will dissolve in water. I think that pepper, oil, oats and sprinkles will not dissolve in water. 

What will you need to do the experiment?
You will need:

  • Six cups
  • A pen or pencil
  • Sprinkles
  • Oats
  • Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Measuring cups
  • Paper
What steps will you take to do the experiment?
1.  Put six cups onto the table.

2. Label the six cups with pen/pencils, with what you will be adding to each cup.  

3. Add a spoon full of each ingredient into your one of your six labelled cups. (Repeat this for all six of the cups). 

4. Add half a cup of water into one of your cups.  Repeat this for all six of the cups. 

5. You then would have to use your spoon to mix the water and other material in the cup. 

6. Watch and see your results

Ingredients  Dissolved Didn’t Dissolve 
Conclusion What did you find out? Was your prediction correct?
Yes my prediction was correct, I thought that the salt and sugar would dissolve in the water. I thought that the oil, oats, pepper and sprinkles would not dissolve in the water. What we found interesting was the sprinkles, the colour of the sprinkles dissolved but the sprinkles themselves did not. The water changed a dark colour with all of the colours merging together and we were left with white sprinkles at the bottom of the cup.

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