Friday, September 27, 2013

Maths Problem

Today for maths we had to show a way to work out a problem which was " A school has 400 
students. They all came to school by bus, and each bus carries the same number of students. How many students might there be on each bus"? Me and Olivia worked it out three ways. One way was to lay out 16 groups of 25 with the pop sticks and when we did that we went 16 x 25 which is 400. There was another way when we went 100 x 4 which equals 400 as well. Because 100 + 100= 200 and 200 + 200= 400. Another way is similar to the first one. Because 25 + 25=50 so we went 50 x 8 which is 400. We lay out 8 groups of 50. And the first one is 25 x 16= 400 and because it is 16 we half it to 8 and then 50 x 8 = 400 too. And 25 is half of 50. Please check out the photos at the bottom and comment:)

This is my working out for 25 x 16

This is our working out for 25 x 16

This is a bundle of ten

Friday, September 20, 2013

Optimist Yachting Day 3

Boom! I hit a humongous rock as I kayaked through the calm water of Pandora Pond. I see children happily paddling past me. Room 16 just formed a line of kayaks without anybody telling us to. I squished in between Samuel and Marcus. The line started to break like someone moving to things apart. It was a huge jumble of kids once again. As we reach the shore we hop out of the kayaks and pull them further. I was the second one to be on shore. Everyone put their paddle in a pile, took their life jackets of and rushed to the yachts. Everyone took a yellow life jacket slipped it on, fastened it up and listened very carefully to Mr Ford. He told us what way the wind was facing. Everyone faced the wind directly. I chose Marcus for my partner in the yacht. It was a race. First one to turn left around the white ball was the winner. But we didn't make it. We both went really well. I tacked left and right. “It is right there” I said. “The white ball” We were almost about to reach it when the wind suddenly picked up. We quickly turned. And we didn't make it. We were going to go again when suddenly Mr Ford shouted we had to go in. At least we had lots of fun!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Optimist Yachting Day 2

Reflection for Yachting and Kayaking
Something I was pleased with was that Mr M thought that I was a confident person to be a leader in the yacht. Because he thought that I was showing leadership to Shivom on 
day 1.
I really enjoyed learning that the wind was drifting us slowly in the kayaks. Because nobody noticed that the wind was actually drifting us until Mr M told us.

Something I found hard was paddling against the wind because the wind was really strong and it tried to push me back.
Something that made me think was that the wind was changing directions because in the yacht me and Dylan were looking at the flag of New Zealand and steered the yacht that way.
Something I want to get better at is showing courage and not being scared all the time.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Yachting Reflection Day 1

Optimist Yachting by hemani1jf4 on GoAnimate

Reflection for Yachting
Something I was pleased with was that me and Shivom worked hard on the Optimist yacht because at the start me and Shivom had trouble keeping the boat straight. And at the end we finally got it and enjoyed sailing too.
I really enjoyed learning that the when you move the tiller right it the boat moves left. Because whenever I put the tiller right I was wondering why the boat went left. And I figured it out because I knew that the boat goes opposite to the tiller.

Something I found hard was keeping the yacht balanced so it can go straight. Because what I thought in my head was whenever we were turning back to shore I thought that the boat would capsize.
Something that made me think was that we have to put our right hand on the blue tape on the paddle of the kayak because if I placed my left hand on the blue tape I am holding it upside down
Something I want to get better at is explaining to my partner how to do a job like the mainsheet or the tiller because it was Shivom’s first time.
How I can improve that is I can ask my partner if they need help and if they say yes I can help them do the job right.

Monday, September 09, 2013

The Incredible Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal


The story that I am going to tell you is based on the Taj Mahal in India. It is about how a man named Sha Jahan was in love with a lady named Taz Mahal. That name is what the Taj Mahal is named after.


Once in the 17th century ( 1600’s ) there was a man named Sha Jahan which is known as the emperor. He met a lady which was named Taz Mahal. He and she were in love. And Taz Mahal was Sha Jahan’s favourite wife. They were married. One day as the queen ( Taz Mahal ) was giving birth to a child, she died. 

Sha Jahan was so upset he locked himself away from everyone else in a room for eight days and didn't come out until the eighth day. Everyone were crowding around the room waiting until he will come out. Suddenly the door flew open and out came someone which looked nothing like Sha Jahan but was old and wrinkly, back not straight hair is as white as the snow. 

But actually he was the king but had turned old. He commanded 20,000 people in Agra to build a building which is known as the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is all white marble. With beautiful pictures of flowers. Soon the Sha Jahan died too.

His wife and himself are buried under the Taj mahal. This story is true. I hope that I can see the Taj Mahal one day. And it is in Agra where people are not allowed to drive cars on the path to the Taj Mahal. They want the path clean. Please check out the video below too.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013



On Wednesday my mum ( Usha ) came in to do some cooking with room 16. She had everything prepared at home. The mixture was prepared the flour was prepared pretty much every ingredient was prepared. Room 16 really enjoyed having a go a parota and all enjoyed eating it too.


  • 1 Cauliflower
  • 1 Onions
  • 2  Potatoes
  • Coriander
  • Coriander powder
  • Wheat Flour
  • Water
  • Plain flour
  • Cummin seeds
  • salt

  • Hot plate ( Tiva )
  • Plate


Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

Step 2: Grab the 2 potatoes wash them and then put them in the microwave for 15 minutes.

Step 3: While the potatoes are warming up cut the cauliflower into small pieces same with the coriander.

Step 4: Cut the onion into small pieces too.

Step 5: Get the potatoes out of the microwave and peel them. And after mash with the masher.

Step 6: Mix the cauliflower and the coriander onions and potatoes together.

Step 7. add salt and coriander powder then mix again.

Step 8: Mix the wheat flower and the water together to make it kind of like dough.

Step 9: Take a handful of dough and roll up into a 3D circle.

Step 10: Put the rolled up dough in the plain dry flour.
Step 11: Roll pin the dough out a into a little flat circle.

Step 12: Put a handful of the mixture into the flat circle.

Step 13: Pinch each side of the dough together so that the mixture is tucked inside.

Step 14: Roll the mixture and the dough together outwards with the roll pin.

Step 15: Then put the dough on the hot plate ( Tiva )

Step 16: Wait till it is warm or hot and eat!

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