Monday, July 2, 2018

Bike Safety

On Canva I have made a bike safety poster because we have been learning bike safety rules. We have made this poster for people to know what to do when they are biking in the streets.  Here is my poster.
Bike Safty by D-Jay RAPANA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cave Paintings

In class we have been learning about cave paintings.
I choose this one.
This is made out of ochre. Also they drew with charcoal and limestone. The tools they used could of been sticks and hands to color it in. Cavemen made this for memories or for fun.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Word Cloud

In He Puna Hangahanga we have been doing a contract about fifteen things you might see in a laboratory. This is my fifteen things I might see in a lab.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Art Work

I searched the internet and found a piece of artwork I liked. On CC Search I found this sunset art that I like.  I searched up sunset art and that's where I found it. I like this artwork because the shading in is cool and it looks like they used water paint. I like this artwork because of the colours and it looks so real. I can't even draw anything close to that and it looks sooo awesome.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Padlet Kick-Start

On this website we have made a padlet. The padlet is based on a story called Kick-Start. Here is mine down below.
Made with Padlet

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


On this website I learnt how to make a cartoon strip. Toondoo is a website where you can create funny and cool cartoons. The reason for us to use this is to learn onomatopoeia. Here is mine.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Workshop 18 Prove it

Can I make sentences that have correct tense?

A week ago at night we were out for dinner to Mc Donald's. Also we went out at 7 am in the morning to go to the wellington. We went so early that I fell asleep right when we left. On the way we saw a humungous spider. We drove so fast that we skidded over his leg so he could not catch us. My heart raced for like ten minutes. As we got to Wellington we stopped at my Nan's place and we told her everything that happened that day.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Chunky Chalks

Mrs Palmer read us a book about making chalk. My favourite part of this was mixing in the dye with a spoon and working with my buddy Te Rakau who was supporting me.
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.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Prove it 17

Can I use alliterations in my writing?

Yesterday we went to the pet shop and we saw a cute cuddly cat. We asked the shop keeper to buy the cat. We ran to the cat then we saw a happy hungry hamster. We ran towards it. We were so happy we found it.  We went to the shop keeper again and then we brought the hamster and ran out of the store. When we went outside we saw a green galactic grapple hook on the ground so we picked it up and put it in our car.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Diving Board Disaster

Ting Ting! I was climbing the diving board ladder. I looked down and it felt like I was about to puke. My eyes were as wide as a car wheel glued open. My heart was pounding like an earthquake that lasted for 3 minutes. My legs felt glued together and I could not jump. My face was bright red, My arms were shivering.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Student Blogging Challenge

Today we learnt how to go on a website called Creative Commons. Its a place where you can go and get images, videos and music to put in your work without needing special permission.

Here is a video if you want to go on it. Creative Commons Video

Here is a 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

Wow look what I found off this cliff. It's so beautiful. It's like the dark knight is approaching us like its a very hard piece of work. I might have to go get paint and a paper so I can paint this beautiful view. I want to keep this as my masterpiece hanging up on the wall at my house. It will be GREAT! If only I brought my camera with me but I left it in my house. Uh Oh! It's raining I should of brought my umbrella that I left in my car when I was walking on the big huge mountain.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fun In Room 7

My favourite thing I did in Room 7 was going to Mr Ohia in his room, Te Whare Maanaki. We put the names of all the classes in the correct place. I finished first out of the whole of Room 7. I finished quickly so I can colour it in with colouring in pencils. Mine was the most colourful because I used different colours. It looked like a rainbow but with black and green too. I wanted to do another one because I finished quick. I did nothing I just waited and waited till they were finished and I was the first person on the mat waiting for everyone else to finish their piece of paper. Te Rakau came and sat on the mat with me and he finished second after me and everyone else was still working on the sheet. Not like me and Te Rakau because we both finished first and second.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Acrostic Poem

Dancing at home is fun to do
Jellybeans are small but tasty
Apples are my favourite fruit
Image result for yellowYellow is my favourite colour

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Back To School

I'm so glad to be at school and be learning new things everyday. I missed school because we had 42 days off school. I got presents because I wasn't at school on the two last days. My first day back was pretty fun and hot but it was still COOL.
Image result for Back to School

Friday, December 1, 2017

Social Dancing

Uh oh social dancing. I kind of like social dancing. The one reason why I kind of  like it is because ... its not the dancing, not the music but the girls and holding hands is not quite my thing. Why do we do social dancing anyway? Is it to get along? Or to practice dancing. No one knows why we do it or have it at Carlton School. I don't really want to do it but I do anyway because it's fun and entertaining. I'm always nervous when we go into the hall because I don't like dancing.  I only like watching other people dancing but I do like it when we dance the disco jive.  I like learning new things.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


In our contract we had to make a life cycle of a plant. My plant I chose was a sunflower. Here is mine.⇧


HARAKEKE by D-Jay RAPANA I have made a Canva about Harakeke. We made what it is used for and what you can do with it, here is mine.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017



Room 1 and 2 went to Palmerston. We went to Te Manawa, Herb Farm and the Esplanade. The Esplanade Park was my favourite but I liked it when we walked around the bush because we were so quiet we found a big colorful pigeon and Tracey took a photo of it. We saw Kawakawa, the vine plant, Rangiroa and a Totara tree. It was very muddy. At Te Manawa we did science and printmaking. I did printmaking first. We got to choose out of 3 activities. I liked the one where there were these plastic squares and we got to paint them and draw something on it. I drew a sad face. At science we learnt how to make popcorn dance. We did 2 experiments, our ingredients were baking soda, water, salt and vinegar. The first experiment when we added baking soda the popcorn came up and down but on experiment 2 when we replaced the baking soda with salt it didn't really do any thing. We then ate brunch in front of the building where we did our art in.

Monday, August 28, 2017


Mrs Palmer read us a scenario and there were three problems I needed to fix. I made a popplet to show my ideas.

Parts Of A Plant

 In inquiry we have been learning about plants. We have made a glogster, we needed to explain what the parts of a plant do.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

All About Plants

We have been learning about plants. We have been looking at what they have, give and need. I created an All About Plants on google drawing.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Magic Play Dough Poem

Last week we were playing with magic play so we made a poem about it here is mine.

I held my playdough up, took a squeeze,
My friend told me be gentle please.

Gently holding it up will it turn green will it turn blue,
If it does my wish will come true.

I squeezed it again it was comfy,
Then I put it in my bag and it looked bumpy.

I was waiting and waiting my wish is not working, how?
So I guess what do I do now?

Writing Prove It 24

Writing prove it 24
L.I Can I support my ideas with detail?

Brrrrrr Ring, the morning tea bell rings. I quietly sit on the mat waiting. We sing our ruruku. I rush to
my lunch box. I grabbed my lunch box out of my bag and take it to the mat. I open my blue see though lunchbox. Click click mmmm I say to myself. I have the best lunch ever. I opened my yummy sand which with fresh tomatoes and salad and eggs. I took a bite... I felt like I could not stop smiling. Brrrrr ring, I put my sand witch back in my lunch box click click. I walk to my bag get my shoes and put my lunchbox back in my bag. It was time to play.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


I am at the movies watching Despicable Me 3. My favourite part was when the bad guy tried to send part of the earth to space.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Prove It 24

L.I Can I support my ideas with detail?

Ms O'Connor is a principal at Carlton School. She wears black high heels and she wears blackish greenish  glasses. She wears shiny jewelry and she is wrinkly. She wears colorful clothing and she has light skin. She is the Principle at Carlton School. She works on a computer and has her own office which looks very warm. She has a big window on the side that looks out over the playground. She drives a blue car to school. She is sometimes grumpy and sometimes happy. She keeps us safe by adding safe rules and has made boys and girls only classes.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cooking At RutherFord

For the last three weeks, every Wednesday we have been going to Rutherford.  I was in the cooking lessons. We made boiled and mashed potatoes.We made Potato Bake for the second Wednesday.Then we made Gnocchi. I felt happy and I didn't want to eat my morning tea because I was full from the Gnocchi. The hard bit was peeling the potatos. The easy bit was doing the dishes and eating my favorite recipe was the potato bake. I lernt to keep my hands away from a sharp knife because I might cut my hand again.
How to make Potato Bake

  1. Turn the oven on to bake at 200 degrees.
  2. Peel the potatoes.
  3. Slice the potatoes into 5mm slices.
  4. Put the potatoes into the pot.
  5. Cover the potatoes with water and add the salt.
  6. Place the lid on the pot.
  7. Put the pot on the element and turn it on to high.
  8. Wait for it to come to the boil and then turn it down to simmer.
  9. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or when they are just soft enough when you poke a knife into them.
  10. While the potatoes are cooking, peel and dice the onion.
  11. Heat the oil in the pan on a medium heat and fry the onion.  (Don’t let it turn brown.
  12. When the potatoes are cooked drain the water out of the pot.
  13. Now put a layer of cooked sliced potatoes in the bottom of the dish.
  14. Sprinkle the onion on next.
  15. Add another layer of potatoes.
  16. Pour over cream so it fills up ½ to ¾ of the dish.
  17. Sprinkle over the grated cheese.
  18. Put it in the oven on the middle rack and cook for approximately 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft when poked with a knife.
  19. Finally they are ready to eat and enjoy!

How to make Gnocchi

  1. Using 1 - 2 potatoes follow our recipe to make mashed potatoes.
  2. When they are cool put them into a bowl.
  3. Add the flour, the egg or milk and then mix to combine them.
  4. Knead the dough until it forms a ball.
  5. Cut the dough ball into quarters.
  6. Sprinkle flour on the bench and take one quarter of dough.
  7. Roll into a snake about 1 ½ cm thick.  Then cut into 1cm pieces.
  8. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil.
  9. Put the gnocchi (about 8) in the boiling water using a holey spoon.  
  10. Cook the gnocchi for 2 to 4 minutes or until the gnocchi float to the top then cook a further 1 minute.
  11. Remove them with the holey spoon and drain them well.
  12. Serve them with your favourite gnocchi sauce and enjoy!

How to make boiled and mashed potatoes

  1. Peel the potatoes.
  2. Cut the potatoes into quarters (or smaller if the potato is large)
  3. Put the potatoes into the pot.
  4. Cover the potatoes with water and add the salt
  5. Place the lid on the pot.
  6. Turn the element on to high.
  7. Wait for it to come to the boil and then turn it down to simmer.
  8. Cook for about 15 minutes or when they are soft when you poke a knife into them.
  9. Drain water out of the pot.
  10. If you want to serve them boiled then place the potatoes on a plate.
  11. If you want to eat them mashed then add the butter and milk then mash with a potato masher until there are no lumps and it looks smooth.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Prove It 20

Can I attempt to write complex sentences?

I went to the shop and I was going to buy something but I noticed that I didn't have enough money. I decided to buy something cheaper. I brought a lollies and I had 2 dollars left but I did not know what to buy. I saw a mega sour lollie so I brought it and then I went out of the shop. I ate the sour lollie. When I ate it I felt weird then it soured my tongue. After a while I was thinking since I had some I should of saved it till last so I taught myself a lesson.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Writing prove it Workshop 17

L.I Can I use Alliterations?

Last week on Tuesday some people didn't go to camp because they didn't pay for camp Green Pastures. We went to the playful plastic park. We saw big brown birds on the way. I heard the chrome crashed car beeping. I tasted the ground as I slipped down the slide. I saw Te Rakau tagging Troy at the play ground.

Friday, March 31, 2017


In class we have been learning all about ourselves, our families and where we come from. We created a Pepeha. Our next step is to learn them so we can say them to each other.

Word Cloud

We have been learning about community so we decided  to make a word cloud about it here is mine.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Significant Events

We wrote Significant events about ourselves to share with others. We displayed it on our Prezi time line. Here is mine.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Burger King
Carlton School
Dick Smith
EB Games
Home Help
Indoor Bowling Club
Jui Jitsu
Laser Tag
Mitre Ten
Noel Leeming
Pizza Hut
Rebel Sports
Splash Center
Xperience Outdoors