Friday, 11 December 2015

Growing plants

We were learning about plants growing and seeds sprouting. We grew cress and broad beans in class. We watched how water moves through plants by putting celery in coloured water.

This is how my cress,celery and broad beans changed over time.  

Friday, 20 November 2015

My snagit with James

This a screencast I made with James. We had to say what our favourite movie was at the Manaiakalani Film Festival. It was kind of hard because the internet was not working very well. When we tried for a second time, we created this video.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


Before we launched our own blogs, we checked out some student blogs in Manaiakalani to see what kinds of information people share. We noticed that they used photographs and videos as well as writing to share their learning. We created an infographic to share what we discovered.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

ANZAC Poppies

On 25th April 2015, it was the 100th anniversary of ANZAC soldiers landing at Gallipoli. We learnt lots of things about life and war for the ANZAC soldiers when we visited Auckland Museum in April. We created poppies, we have written poems and letters about ANZAC and World War 1.

I created this picture of ANZAC poppies with crayon and dye.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Yummy Green Pizza!!!

We are learning about fractions this term.  To remember and think about what we already know, we made sausage roll and pizza with clay. We divided our shapes into fractions.  Each piece was the same size. Then, we made some pizza toppings for a whole pizza.  We shared them out on our pizza.  Each quarter of my pizza had the same number of toppings.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


This is one of the first Digital Learning Objects that we created and it was quite tricky.  I chose somewhere in the world I would like to visit one day.  Then I found an image of it on Google images.  Next, I cut around a photograph of my head using Pixlr so I could put  myself in that place.  Maybe I will travel there in the future in real life.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


We are learning to create strong passwords and make sure our Google is account secure and unique.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


I like ctrl + and ctrl - because it is quicker  than finding a button to zoom in and out. You should use it on your Chromebook. 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015


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Malo lelei, my name  is Izabella. My age is 9. I am in Room 10 and I am a Year 5. My teacher is Mrs Buchanan and my principal is Mrs Vickers.  My culture is Tongan.

My favourite subjects are Maths and Reading. My goal is to learn my 4, 6, 7 and 8 times tables.  My goal for my  reading is to read more so I can be better than before.  I admire Mrs Grant and Mrs Buchanan because they teach us a lot of things about the chromebook.

I have one brother and sister. I am the oldest. My favourite role model is Manu Vatuvei because he is The Beast. I have one cat and my favourite food is McDonalds. My favourite sport is netball.