Friday, 29 November 2013

Term 4 - Week 7
Yellow  Group
Resource: Breadfruit chips by Jill McGregor SJ 2003 P3 N2
WALT - collect and present information from different sources
Level 1
Who does Sono live with?
She lives with her parents and her grandparents.
Where do they live?
They live in the village of Lapaha in the kingdom of Tonga
What does the breadfruit tree look like?
It has a straight trunk, spreading branches which provides shade for their house from the tropical heat.
How many times does the breadfruit tree give breadfruit?
The breadfruit grows twice a year
What happened to some breadfruit trees when the cyclone hit Tonga?
When the cyclone hit tonga some of the breadfruit trees were uprooted by fierce winds.Others were destroyed by salt spray
What other way does Sono and her mother cook the breadfruit?
Sono and her mother cuts the breadfruit and boils it and put it with coconut cream and eats it for dinner
Does Sono’s family get any income from the breadfruit?
Yes they get an income because they sell it in the market
What happens when the rind is taken off from the breadfruit?
The breadfruit gets very sticky.
What is Sono’s grandad’s name?
Her grandpa's name is Grandpa Tuivai
What is the Tongan word for breadfruit?
It is called a Mei
What is fakapaku?
It means she fried it
Level 2
Does Sono have a big family? How do you know?
She does not have a big family because she only lives with her parents and her grandparents.
Is Sono a reliable person in her family? Explain your answer.
Sono is a reliable person because her family asks her to peel the breadfruit.
Why does the breadfruit tree grow better in a tropical climate? Explain your answer.
It grows better in the tropical island because of the sunlight.
Write down the procedure of how to make breadfruit chips
To make Breadfruit chips you have to slice the breadfruit and slice the larger chunks into segments.If the pieces are too thin the chips will burn.If they are too thick they will be tough.
What do the seeds of the breadfruit tree look like?
It looks like a thin rocks.
Is it hard to make breadfruit chips?
No  it is not that hard to make breadfruit chips
Make a facts chart about the breadfruit tree including a picture of a breadfruit tree

Why did they make every mouthful last?
They made every mouthful last because it only comes twice a year
Level 3
Should breadfruit be a fruit or a vegetable? Research and explain your answer.
Breadfruit is a fruit because it has seeds and plus it has the word fruit in the name and plus the
What is the difference between a vegetable and a fruit? Research and explain your answer.
The difference between vegetable and a fruit is that the fruits have seeds and vegetables have no seeds.
Why doesn't breadfruit grow in NZ? Explain your answer.
The reason it doesn't grow in NZ is because the tree needs lots of sunshine so it grows in the tropical island.
Does Sono and her family have a lot of money? Explain your answer
No they do not have much money because they don’t have a money tree
Are breadfruit allowed to be imported into NZ? Research and explain your answer.
No they are not allowed because the people in NZ say that they might carry a disease.
What is a family treat in your family? When do you eat this family treat?
The treat is lollies and chocolates and we go to the movies.
Which part of the breadfruit tree?
How it can be used
Hollowed out trunks
Outrigger canoes, furniture, buildings and fishing floats
The starchy pulp of the fruit
Ground into flour and used for puddings and breads
The large glossy leaves
Wrap Faikakai, seaweed, or shellfish, which are sold at the market
In the past
Pacific people preserved breadfruit. The fruit would last a long time if it was left to ferment in trenches or pits covered with leaves in soil.
The sticky milky sap of the tree
It is used as a glue to capture birds in traps or used to mix coconut oil to trap house flies.

Bark of the tree
Used to plaster fractures and sprains
Inner bark from the young branches
Pounded into tapa cloth for ceremonial uses.

Thursday, 28 November 2013


I like this poem because it is meaningful and the words used is so great and has passion and I hope yous enjoy it.

I BRING you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams,
White woman that passion has worn
As the tide wears the dove-grey sands,
And with heart more old than the horn
That is brimmed from the pale fire of time:
White woman with numberless dreams,
I bring you my passionate rhyme.

How to make Red or Green Toffee Apples

How to make Toffee Apples

  • 15 small apples red or green
  • 4 cups of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
Step by step:
1.Wash your hands before doing anything else.

2.Lightly grease up tray.Wash the apples and dry the apples and then insert the chopsticks,thick wooden skewers or paddle pops sticks into the apples.

3.Combine sugar,vinegar and water in a small heavy based pot.Bring to the boil and stir in food coloring. Heat to 150 degrees C or simmer for about 20 minutes or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water reaches crack stage-it should set hard and to crack with fingers.

4.Remove the pot from the heat and stand in a baking dish of water until the mixture stops bubbling.When the mixture has stopped boiling,hold hold an apple by its stick,dip into the syrup,tilt the pan (and the apple) till the whole apple is covered.Rotate the apple and let it drain a little then place on baking tray to harden.

5.Repeat with the remaining apples.   

How to make a Recyclable boat

The reason I am writing these instructions is to show you how to make a recycleable boat

  • 5 bottles that are the same size
  • A crafting knife
  • Some sellotape
  • If you want you can get three soap powder scoops and put it in the main three bottles to make seats.
Step by step:
1.First you gather five bottles.

2.You get an crafting knife and start cutting the main three bottles.(But they have to be the same and also be careful when you are cutting with a craft knife)

3.Sellotape the three bottles together properly so your boat does not sink in the water.

4.Grab your other two bottles and sellotape them to the other three bottles.

5.Get your soap powder scoops and sellotape them in the inside of the three main bottles to make seats.

6.Enjoy your boat and hope you learnt how to recycle and reuse.  

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Response writing

Background Info:
This article is about a mother only has $8 to feed her kids.The article is sort of not sad because she has lots of opportunity to provide for her two teenagers like renting her beach side house to some rich family who likes the house and live in a Housing NZ home.Also she should also tell her mother to pay her own bills.I don’t really like her mother because she know that she can’t afford things for her kids.She is actually not that sad because there are people worse off than her because some people have no house and they have no money at all to feed their kids at all.No offence but she should stop feeling sorry for herself and go look for a job.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

My Best Friend


Hair is as black as night
Eyes as brown as a town
Teeth as white as a light
Smile as sweet as peaches
Ears as small as a newborn baby's feet
She’s not a tool but I know she’s cool
She likes tea and swimming in the sea
She saw some tales of these cool whales
Shes happy and sort of clappy
She has  passion for fashion
She is the best and she doesn’t need a nest
She loves flowers and wishes she has powers.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Matariki Ball

On the 28th of June Glenbrae School was having a school ball.First of all I went home and have a shower and got change.I was wearing a black plane dress with a grey belt and plus a grey jacket.My mum straightened my hair then I went and put on my necklace and bracelet then I went to put on my shoes.When we were ready we had to wait awhile till we could go to the ball.When it was 5:30 we left to go to school and when we had arrived there we walked straight to the fence to stand in line so we can give our ticket to the teacher so they can rip it in half and we will get a stamp so we can go in and out of the ball.Then we walked inside the hall and I saw a lot of people and some was dancing.I just stood at the door with Mata and Mele because I was really shy.Then Apii told me to come with her and then I did.She told me to dance but I said “Nah it is OK because I’m to shy to dance”.Then Apii said “I was shy at first to and then I started dancing”.So I just stood there till they told us to go and sit down while they introduce everyone to the MATARIKI  Ball.After that they told the seniors to go and dance so people can choose the King and Queen for the seniors competition.Next it was the junior schools turn to get on the dance floor and dance to try and become a King or a Queen.So they started dancing to a song and when it finished they had to go and sit down.When all becoming a King and Queen dances were finished we were allowed to go and dance.I was shy at first but then Nunia came and she was shy at first but then she also told me to don’t be shy because she wasn't shy anymore.So I saw Tauola and me,Tauola,Apii and Nunia stood in a group and started dancing.The first song that came on I just stood there for half of the song but then I started dancing because I saw lots of people dancing and having fun.I was dancing with my friends for ages until it was time to go home and I had really great time dancing.  

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Dream Come True

There once once was a girl named Danny and she just finished University and she had a dream that she would like to become a Lawyer and her dream came true.Danny was driving down to the lawyer office to begin her first case.Her case was about a little girl trying to sue another girl for always bullying her all the time.

Danny was so happy that she got her first case ever so she went into her new office to study the case.She took all day and all night to study and when she got back to the office she was so excited that she was going to do the case.After that she was called to court to do her case.

She was defending her case and she was so so happy because her story was convincing enough to win her first case.After recess she got called back into the court and she told the other half of the story.After a while the judge sent them out and he was deciding and he told them to come in and Danny won her first case and she went out to celebrate.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Reflection for week 3

Last week Friday I learnt how to find the circumference in a circle and find the value in pi and at first I didn't have a clue about finding the circumference of a circle. But then I asked the teacher  how to do it and she said that when there is a line reaches  the center then that is radius and the formula for radius is 3.14(pi)x2xR, and if the line reaches the end of the circle then it is called a diameter and the formula for diameter is 3.14(pi)xD then you will get the answer.I also learnt about Maintenance which is kind of easy for me but except for the divided byes those are kind of hard for me but multiplications are kind of easy.I also learnt about persuasive writing where we have an issue we were given but we had to disagree or agree and in one of the persuasive writing I agreed that School should start at 9 pm and finish at 4 pm and we had to get in a group and the people that agreed goes in one group and the people that disagreed in the other group.Mrs Tofa gave us this other persuasive writing to do and it was ‘Kids should start working from the age of 8’ and I disagreed and I had seven reasons why and you had to persuade someone to agree with what you are writing about.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Persuasive Writing

Issue-Children should work from the age of 8.

(1.) I disagree that kids should work from the age of 8 because kids are still too young to work and we won’t know what to do plus we need a proper education.

(2.) Kids should not work because we need our sleep and we will have to wake up early. Parents will get tired of waking up and dropping you off because you can’t drive yourself to work. Kids are still too young to drive at 8 years old.

(3.) Some kids might not be brainy enough and they would be forced to get a job and what if they get a complicated job and they won’t know what to do. They could get fired from lots of jobs and the reason they will get fired from a lot of jobs is because they didn’t go to school and have a good education.

(4.) Kids might have other things to do and it might be very important but they can’t go to it because they are stuck working. It might be their own birthday but they have to work on their birthday or it might be a cousins birthday but they will still be working.

(5.) Kids should not work because they might work far and they might work late at night and what if your parents were tired and slept in. Who would let a 8 year old walk home at night? They could get snatched by someone or killed and no one will know who took the child.

(6.) If children did have to work they will be too busy to spend time with their family because they will be busy doing school things and be studying the work rules and they could even miss the family vacation with their family because they will be too busy on school and on their job and trying not to get fired.

(7.) Children should not work because who would let a 8 year old with that much money because they could go buying things they like instead of buying things they really need. There goes the money. All gone or given to someone else and wasted.

(I defend my reasons because children are still too young to be working)

Friday, 12 July 2013


I bumped my head
while being in bed
until I got a bruise
while having a snooze
I let my hair air next to a chair

Congratulation you
won a bat to whack
a mat or a cat and
have this cool hat
so you can pat rat

There was a man with
a fan and he didn't get
the plan so he chewed on his
smelly shoe and he was screwed  

There was a jar filled
with money instead
of honey since the
bunny had quite
a big tummy

Hey you fool can
you fix the pool
then you will be
very cool for
using your tools

Friday, 28 June 2013

My maths

My maths

My maths

Doggy tale

Once upon a time there was a puppy named D.J.She is a dancing commercial puppy.The colour of her fur was whitish and her clothes was black with other colours.Her shoes were adidas which was black and blue and she was the most coolest dog out of everyone’s puppy.Next their manager called them to tell that they have a photo shoot.So they jumped in the car and drove to the photo shoot.When they had arrived there they owner opened the door and the puppy ran away.They tried to run after it but it was to late he was gone.The owners drove straight home to make flyers.Then they went around the neighbourhood hanging out flyers asking people if they had seen their dog but they had no luck.After that they searched everywhere but she just couldn't be found.So they were on their way to the photo shoot and when they had arrived they they saw
...... D.J already there and the people were taking pictures of her.The people were so relieved to see their puppy safe and sound.

By:Manuae Mataroa

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Lost Wallet

This is my flipping book. You can also make your own at
Thank you for viewing

Thursday, 23 May 2013

My pledge

Following our 'Tread Lightly Caravan' experience the students of Room 7 decided to make a pledge. Change begins with one step in the right direction......we will all make a difference to save our planet Earth.


Tread caravan

Last Monday we had a visit from the Tread Lightly Caravan. 

The senior classes really enjoyed the experience.We learnt about E-waste and it impact on our planet. I wrote a recount about the experience. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My Surgery Day

On Monday the 13th I was going to have a surgery later on in the afternoon.So me and my mum went to drop off my older brother to school and then we went to put in our fuel in our car.After that I had to run in the shop and top up my brothers bus card.Then we went to drop off my little brother and sister to school.Next me and my mum drove home and watched t.v for a bit.But I couldn't eat or drink until my surgery was over.Then me and my mum went and looked around and brought a couple of things so we don’t lose track of time.Next we went to pick up my little brother and sister from school so we can take them home so they can get change so we can shoot off to the hospital.After when they finished getting change we started driving to the Green Lane Hospital.Then we hopped out of the car and I was so nervous that I had butterfly's in my stomach. We walked to the elevator and went to the fourth floor and went to the reception and then we went and waited in the waiting room.Next a Nurse came and took me and my mum into this room while my little sister and brother waited outside in the waiting room.The nurse asked me 8 questions to make sure nothing goes wrong in my operation.Next another Nurse came to get me and ask me the same questions were asked to me and I told her “Um I already have been asked these questions”.After that another Nurse came out and asked me some more question.She also told me that I had to wait because there was another person having their surgery before me so I had to wait in the waiting room till the doctors come to get me for my operation.While we were waiting we were playing Subway run.After awhile the doctor came out and told me it is time, so the Doctor went and brought me a hot blanket and it was so so warm.When we arrived in the room my mum was following me into the room until I fall asleep.Next the Doctor put the mask on my face and at first it smelt like bubble gum and then  the gas came into the mask and I fell asleep slowly. When I woke up from my surgery I spate out some blood and the nurse gave me   2 tissue’s so I can stop the bleeding.Then my mum walked in the recovery room and the nurse gave me a ice-block and then I walked to a chair.After that I was allowed to go home and I was happy to go home.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Our Book About Hands

  MY BOOK ABOUT HANDS:      At Glenbrae School we have revisited our School Treaty and as part of this exercise all classes are working on 'a book about hands'. We are looking at positive ways in which hands can be used. We are all aspiring to make our school a 'safe and happy learning community. Please take the time to check out my story          
Hands are for:
1.Washing your hands until it is clean.

1.You can use your hands for driving.

1.You can use your hands to create things.
1.You can use your hands to put on your shoes.
1.You can use your hands for playing music.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Zombie Town

LI: To use language features to paint a picture in the mind
of the reader and write in paragraphs.

The full moon
shone brightly in the night summer sky, stars twinkled like a million fairy lights which looked like magic.There was a girl named Rose and her hair was blonde with blue streaks and she was tall and thin. Her eyes were like the red and black eclipse.Her teeth were really white and straight cause when she was young she had braces on. She had a little brother who was only 10 and he was also tall and thin and his hair was blonde and his eyes were dark.  Next her little brother named Toby  came out and sat with Rose his sister and the next minute Rose heard some sounds like this “rrrrrrrrr”.Then she got scared and ran inside with her brother and locked everything.After that she ran and woke up her parents and told them about the sound. But her parents thought she was making it up but she said “Look outside the window....” and there they all saw “zombie’s”Just roaming around eating peoples brains and the zombie’s looked very gross cause their skin was cracked and dry. They walked around jerking their arms and legs like puppets on strings. But they were lucky that they locked everything so they were safe or were they safe??? Then they went down stairs walking as quiet as a mouse went and got them some weapons incase something goes wrong.Then suddenly, there was a sound coming from the door and it sounded like this “Thump Thump Thump”.They got scared so their dad went to see what it was and the next thing you know is his head come rolling back with no brain.They started crying and then a zombie came then the little girl named Rose went up to the zombie and stabbed it in the head or else it would stand up again and sneak up and eat their brains  because the zombie killed her dad from that moment on she knew her and her family was not safe at all.

After that they were running to their car and killing the zombie’s so they can drive away cause they knew that place was infested  with zombies as bad as rats in a sewer pipe. Rose promised herself that she would protect her family no matter what it takes.They had been driving for 30 hours but they only stopped when they needed to go to the toilet or if they needed petrol.They kept running away from the bad things that are out there and they weren’t safe anywhere they went.So the journey wasn’t over, they kept running and running for hours, days, weeks! No one knew when it would all come to an end.   

                                            THE END