Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monarch butterfly


Generation after generation the monarch butterfly lay eggs which makes a caterpillar that grows up to be a butterfly. When a Mother butterfly lays her eggs, it takes a few days then the caterpillar hatches out.

For a caterpillar to grow up, it eats milkweed leaves from the swan plant. A caterpillar eats milkweed for 2 reasons; 1 is that a caterpillar has enough energy to turn into a butterfly. The second reason is so when the bird comes to eats the adult butterfly is spits it out because of the poisonous milkweed.

After the caterpillar is full it goes to a tree nearby and hangs up side down and turns into a chrysalis. As it hangs up side down it waits for about 2 and a half weeks until the chrysalis turns black. After 2 weeks it hatches out of the chrysalis and a butterfly pops out with two massive wings.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Samuela Tarantula


Lying in wait Tarantula pounce to ambush their prey. Tarantulas have 8 legs that are very powerful at sensen it prey. Under the cover of darkness tarantulas patrol through the desert hunting and stalking their enemy. Dripping venom down the side of it fang waiting to attack his dinner.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Honey Bee


From one flower to the next honey bees collect nectar as they distribute the precious pollen. Zigzaging and dodging around honey bees sidestep and fly as they garther nectar from a flower as food. Zigzaging and dodging bees, hurry to drop pollen every where.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cross Country

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Nervously waiting on the cold hard concrete, I challenged myself to beat my mates at today's Cross Country. As I was sitting on the freezing court watching the races, I could feel whistling wind blowing against my face. Huffing and puffing, I was going to complete today's hard race. Crossing the finish line, I felt very dizzy and tired, but I was proud because I had won!.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jesse Martin.

Jesse Martin, the young brave sailor and his boat the Lion Heart, circumnavigated the world.

Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world to prove that he could achieve his goal.

With great support and commitment from his family, Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal in 1480. Magellan disagreed with the government of portugal because he hated them so much that he went to Spain. Ferdinand went to Spain and asked the king for money and a boat so much that the king gave him a boat called Victoria. He needed the boat to travel south west because of the dangerous Portugese blocking the route around Africa trying to get to Asia for trade.

Magellan went though the south Atlantic ocean down past south America and though the strait. It took Ferdinand months and months to sail through the new quiet and peaceful ocean, so he named this ocean, the Pacific ocean. His crew and his boat circumnavigated the world but Magellan was killed in a war at a place called Matacan in the Phillipines. Even though Magellan got killed, his boat the Victoria and his crew made it back to Spain and they were famous in history because they circumnavigated the earth.

Our Movie about Christopher Columbus

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dragons vs Broncoes

Loudly I cheered for my team as the Broncoes began to play against the Dragons. As they were playing, Folau got 1 try in the first half and was very happy. In the second half he got another try and he was showing off to the crowd. In the last minute Lockyer drop kicked the ball over the post and the Broncoes won. The final score was Broncoes 10 and Dragons 6. Some Dragons players were upset because they had lost.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Christopher Columbus


In the 1400's Christopher Columbus begged and asked the King of Spain for money and a boat to travel on the west of the world to get to India, because of the dangerous seas of Africa. The people didn't agree with Christopher Columbus because they didn't know what was on the west of the world. When Christopher Columbus reached land he thought he was in India and started calling the central Americans Indian's.

Sir Peter Blake


Sir Peter Blake and his crew of very successful sailors were sailing up the Amazon River educating others on the importance of caring for the environment. Their boat was anchored in the river overnight. During the night fierce pirates stormed the precious Seamaster. Blake was in a fierce gun fight with the pirates and was shot on the back twice and tragically killed.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Our Fantastic Trip on the Ted Ashby


Sailing on the Ted Ashby ship was so freezing. The man who pulls the sails asked us if we would like to have a try at pulling up the main sail. As I was pulling I could feel icy wind biting my face. Sailing with the wind, my hair was blowing around so crazy. Waves were lapping against the Ted Ashby boat, as we sailed towards the Harbour Bridge.

Our Pirate Wordle - July 26 2010


We put effort into our pirate stories and these are all our complex words. We would like to show you all our words so you could write complex and interesting stories just like us.
by James, Kingston P, Samuela

The Eruption of New York - July 1

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by Dillon, Iva, Kane, Samuela


Michael Jackson Tribute - June 25 2010

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We made this movie on Friday the 25th of June 2010 because we celebrated the 1 year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. We planned our moves for his song Black Or White and we practiced it to get it right for his anniversary.
by James, Onosai and Samuela

I am making movies Awards

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We entered the 'I am making movies' competition, that was run by our Auckland Museum. We won the creative story telling section! This movie is from the Awards evening, held yesterday at the Auckland Museum. You will see here our year 7 Kapahaka group who opened the evening. This is followed by us - the talented Room 14 Actors who were in the winning movie. Thanks to all the fantastic people who helped us with this movie. Click here to watch our movie.
Dillon, James, Kingston P, Mary L, Osana, Ramona, Samuela

Iron Brion - May 6 2010



After morning tea we went to Iron Brion to learn about heathy food. There was a lady called Sarah and a man called Iron Brion - they were the people that did the show for us. Iron Brion said steak and lamb and iron is good for everyone in the world to eat. After that we did jump jam before we ate our burgers that Eddie had made for us.

MTV Volcano - April 29 2010

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We wrote songs about what we had learnt about volcanoes.
We reckon this is a choice way to help you remember facts and to show off all the great stuff that we learnt.
by Iva, Samuela, Silas, Studamyer

Learning about Pressure - April 22 2010

On Monday afternoon Miss King gave Room 14 a balloon each to show pressure. As we blew the balloons we were puffing and straining hard to expand our balloons. Suddenly our balloons popped like a massive volcano exploding. The balloon made sounds like the wind.

The air in the balloon is like hot magma but in a volcano. When the magma rises and fills up the magma chamber, pressure builds and ash, smoke and magma goes up the vent then out the crater. Then the volcano explodes like fireworks.
Click here to see the movie about what we learnt.

You Never Know When Someone is Watching - March 31 2010

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Someone is always watching the cool things that we get up to. Perhaps one day we might just make the All Blacks!
by Iva, Samuela, Silas, Studamyer

Favourite thing at Camp - March 24 2010

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'' Go to bed! '' Miss Garden said in a loud voice. She had heard us talking, when we were meant to be in bed. When Miss Garden went to sleep I turned on my torch and we started to talk again. After our talking I got out my drink and my tent mates wanted some so I gave them a little taste.

Camp Thoughts - March 16 2010

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Waka Adventure Animation - February 20 2010

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Samuela's animation using Hyperstudio shows what he has learnt about how Maori migrated to New Zealand over 700 years ago. He says that it must have been really tricky to not have had any maps or GPS to help them.

Is it Kind? February 12 2010

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Our amazing music teacher- Mr J, wrote this song all about our school value - "Is it Kind?'
Here the boys put their own spin on it and have invented some cool dance moves to go along with the chorus.
by James, Kingston P, Onosai, Samuela

Samuela joins Room 14 - February 2010

Welcome to Room 14 Samuela.
Click here to see your work from last year.
And Samuela has some amazing work from when he was in Year 2.  Click here to see it.