Thursday, 31 August 2017

Mindfulness Lesson

Thursday 31st of August
Today Room 12 had a mindfulness lesson about how the brain works. We did some mindfulness meditation and some simply activities. One of my favourite activities was life is good, also for our meditation we had to lay down on the ground with our legs bent and a clear mind. The other meditation was looking straight ahead of you an listening to bell. For the life is good activity one of mindfulness tutors had a basketball and we all had to form a circle. This time one of the teachers (Mr Reid) had to start us of, to start of you had to hold the ball in both hands and say anything then say but life is good. For the meditation we had to lay on the ground then one of the mindfulness teachers had put a meditation video on and the first instruction was to lay down and take deep deep breaths. Then we had to listen and focus on our breathing.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

At Tech

At tech today this was our first time at graphics. We all had to line up an wait for the teacher to come an tell us were to go, the year 8s had wood works with Mr Grundy, and we had graphics. The first time at graphics I was a bit nervous because I didn't know what to do. But when we were given our instructions I got the hang of it. For our first lesson we had to write our name in different fonts, each letter in our name had to be different. In the first letter in my name I had done a hand claw and an eye, which looked like the letter P. There were lots of different color and lots of  different felts. At my table I was sitting next to Mary and she kept on asking for help.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


This was our third week of orienteering and I was very very excited. When it was our turn for orienteering Mr Leon walked us up to the top filed and he told us what to do. When we were outside it looked like it was going to rain because it was kind of cloudy. Outside was very cold and windy, but we were running so it didn't matter that much. Mr Leon said this week for orienteering was all about accuracy it was not about who was the fastest all the slowest as long as we were accurate. So he gave us our clip cards and our map. I was very nervous and scared because I though that I was going to come last again. The fist map I had I was kind of confused but latter on in the session I had got the hang of it. There were four course and we had to complete the whole thing. When I had finished there were a few people that were lined up on the park and I was so reveled that I had not came last like last week, but this week I had a lot of fun.

Making Nachos

At tech last week we thought that it was our last week at cooking, but we had to do cooking one last time. On our last time at cooking we made Nachos and they were so nice. First thing we had to do was get our pan out and our wooden spoon, next we had to go to the teacher and get some garlic and peal of the skin then we had to break the garlic into peaces with a rolling pin. After that we put the crushed garlic in the pan and put the pan on the oven. Once the garlic was brown we added all other sauces and ingredients. We had to make our creation nice so Mrs Tuipotu could take a picture. Our Nachos that we had made smelt kind of chilly with a hint of garlic. The sauce and the mince made the whole thing come together.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Time For Ball!!!

Today was my cousin's every first school ball. Tonight me and my family went to my cousin's house and we took lots and lots of photos. My brother and my uncle had dressed up for her ball because they are escorting her. My cousin was wearing a very beautiful maroon dress, which had straps at the back. Her hair and makeup had been done and here nails were very shinny. My nana had bought here some very nice rings, bracelet and necklaces. Most of the jewellery was pearl.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Making Chocolate Cake

At tech for cooking this was our last day in cooking class. We made chocolate cake  with wiped cream and coco sauce. The fist thing we had to do was get out our measuring cups and teaspoons, the next thing we had to get out was two silver bowls and the next thing we had to do was go to the front table and put half a cup of plan flour then one teaspoon of baking powder and one quarter cup of coco powder. That was the dry ingredient and the wet ones were two teaspoons of yogurt and one cup of sugar then half a cup of milk and one third of a cup of oil. We had to add in two eggs and mix all together. Then when it was combined altogether me my partner got some baking paper and put it on the bottom of our tray and cut of the extras. We slowly poured the mixture into the tray and set the oven to 180c. When it was time to take it out of the oven we had to take it out of the tray and put on our cooling tray so our cake can cool of. When it was cooled enough we could put on the wipe cream and coco sauce.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey

At Ruapotaka School only six people participated in the winter learning journey. Rachael came today the boss of the whole program. Three people came place and the other three participated in the program. The three people that came place was Riiana in third, Kotipi in 2nd and Pupuke in 1st. We all got some kind of prize and we all got a badge on our blogs. The three people that participated was Dakbai, Robati and Azahar.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Making Banana Muffins

At Tech today we made banana muffins. The first thing we had to do was put our chromebooks away and put our aprons on. After that Mrs Tuilpulotu told us to get our muffin tray out and get our big silver bowel to. She told us to get out our measuring cup and spoons. With the cup and the spoon we had to get half a cup of S.R.F and a three quarter cup of milk. Mrs Tuipulotu had a teaspoon at the table so we could put one teaspoon of flour. We had to mash the bananas with a fork and put all the dry ingredients inside the bowel. When the dry ingredients were in the bowel then we had to put the wet ones in, so we added the butter and one egg into the bowel and then mix. Mrs Tuipulotu told us to come to her so she could put three table spoon of sugar into our mixture. We had pour our battar into the muffin cups and set the oven to 180.c and put in the oven.