Thursday, 23 November 2017

Olivia's Opinion Writing

This week we learned about opinions and how we can justify our evidence with stuff from the text. I said that movie making would be hard because there are lots of things to do like find a good setting and organise all the characters. 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Jojo Siwa's Bows

Jojo Siwa's Bows


Jojo Siwa loves bows. She started wearing them when she was three years old. When she turned eleven, she got a bow kit and made her own bows. Three years later she started shipping them to NZ and Australia at Farmers and K-mart. Jojo Siwa sings 3 songs in america.

She sings:
BommerangImage result for pictures of pretty girl pink boomerangs
Hold the dramaImage result for pictures of hold the drama friends
Kid in a candy store Image result for pictures of kid in a candy store jojo siwa
I can make U danceImage result for pictures of i can make u dance jojo siwa

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Manaiakalani Film Festival

This year, we used the Manaiakalani film festival as an opportunity to discuss the idea that little can be big.

Every day, we all make choices. These choices have impacts, big or small.

Hopefully this film gets you thinking about how big the impact of your choices and actions can be.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Maths Reflection: Triangle Group

Today we tried something a little different in maths. We tried to do the impossible...make times tables fun!

It wasn't easy. We had to use a bunch of digital games, such as 'hit the button', as well as some outdoor activities involving chalk and movement. Check out the presentation to see some of the stuff we did.

Here are our reflections below:

Frankie: I feel like I know my 3 times tables a little better now. I knew more than I thought I did in hit the button and I definitely know more 3 times tables than I did at the start of the day.

Amy: I liked hit the button it gave me a chance to show what ones I already know, but the bigger ones were a bit harder (like 3x7 and 3x8). Working outside was nice because it was a nice, sunny day.

Alex: I liked the digital activities more than the ones outside. Hit the button is fun because it's kind of like a game and I like beating my old scores.

Luca: Hop scotch was awesome. It was fun to draw my own version and then play on it. I feel like it helped me learn my 3's backwards and forwards. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Delicious milk chocolate

Delicious milk chocolate

Milk chocolate is the yummiest thing in the galaxy,it taste like sweet milk chocolate.If you keep it in your mouth it melts up.It is a lighter colour than dark chocolate.Some chocolates tastes very bad.Milk chocolate is the sweetest thing in the world,because it has sugar in it.Have you ever ate a milk chocolate?It looks amazing and makes you feel like you want to eat it.If it's infront of you you can't resist it but feel like you want to eat it.It looks brown delicious and tremendous.It is made out of sugar.It feels hard and if you squish it,it can be very sticky.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Super Sticky Slime

To make super Sticky Slime!

You will need:
•A bowl
•oz Glue
•A cup
• Borax (or sodium tetraborate solution)

1. In one bowl mix oz. glue and one quarter cup of water together.
2. Add one quarter cup of Borax to the glue and water mixture and stir slowly.
3. The slime will begin to form immediately.
4. Stir as much as you can, then dig in and knead it with your hands until it gets less sticky.

5. Finally you can have fun and squish it with your hands.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Delicious Pizza,By Renae

Delicious pizza

Pizza is the most delicious,yummy and wonderful food in the world,It comes from the country Italy.

But what is a pizza?Pizzas are yellow and brown on the bread and there can be pepperonis on them

and pineapples,mozzarella and vegetables.It sounds crunchy when you bite it and it makes cracking

Noise.It smells delicious and fantastic.Pizzas are hard when it's brown and soft when it's white.It

Looks crispy and cheesy.Pizza is round and huge like a circle.It is sometimes really hard because they

might be over cooked or burned.I think Pizza`s are the most delicious and fantastic food in the

World.Its great because it's the best .And also it is the best food ever.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Yummy Ice cream

Ice cream is really delicious it's the most delicious wonderful  thing ever made in the Galexey lots of people like ice cream.

Ice cream looks like frozen cream with lots of yummy and delicious flavours.Ice cream also feels like a  cube of freezing cold ice but when ice cream melts it turns into water with flavours in it because the flavours have not melted yet.some ice creams taste like Mango ,vinila,chocolate,starberry and lots other flavours.Some ice creams have noises when you eat them some are silence and some have soft noises when but if you smack ice cream on concrete or somewhere hard it makes ahumanges and loud noise Ice cream is the most yummy thing I  have ever ate before.

Monday, 7 August 2017

By Renae

Stretchy slime 

Slime is very sticky and soft.It is very fluffy too.Slime feels soft,fluffy and squishy.
Slime sounds crunchy and watery.It taste disgusting and yucky.Slime looks 
Slippery and it looks like a blob .Slime smells yummy and delicious

How to make slime

Gooey Cornflour Goo

Gooey Cornflour Goo
 Cornflour goo looks like any colour if we put some colour on it. It tastes like cornflour and it smells the same too. Cornflour goo tastes yummy, but it will make you sick. It sounds so quiet that you can't hear it. Cornflour goo also feels soft and sticky.

Summarising a text t3 w2

This week we read a text called The Ant  and the Grasshopper . It was a story about a wise ant and a foolish and lazy grasshopper. At the beggining a family of ants where working hard to gather food for winter. In the middle of the story an ant told a grasshopper that he should gather food for winter but the grasshopper didn't listen. At the end of the story it became winter and the ants ate the seeds they gathered in autumn and the grasshopper got hungry the grasshopper asked the ants if he could have some of their food and the ants said no. I believe the authors purpose was to persuade people not to be lazy and foolish. I know this because the grasshopper was lazy and foolish.

Cornflower Goo

Cornflower Goo ,is a type liquid.Cornflower Goo is very very very watery cornflower Goo is very very very watery cornflower Goo is very hard to wash off.

Cornflower Goo looks Runnyand soapy it also looks sticky.

Cornflower Goo smells like Rice.

Cornflower Goo feels slimy,Grippy,,watery,soapy,glopy,and it feels sticky.

You can hear a splashy noise when you smack the bowl full off Cornflower Goo you can also hear some silence.

Amazing Aquatic Jelly

Aquatic Jelly

Aquatic jelly is very yummy. It is made out of jello and water. It can tastee like blueberries. Other jellys can taste like other things.
It can smell like blueberries. Aquatic jelly smells very nice. It can also smell like other things.
It feels quite slimy but also quite smooth too. If you squeeze it in your hands, it feels quite slimy. When you first make it feels watery. 

Aquatic jelly sounds wobbly and jiggly when you shake it but it doesn't have much sound. 

You can see through aquatic jelly. When you look at it, it sort of looks slimy but when you feel it, it feels very watery and slimy. 

Aquatic jelly is a very fun and easy thing to make so I think you should make it at home. 

Written by Katelyn

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Hub Raa Parent Writing Workshop

Thanks to all the parents who attended our writing workshop last week and made it the awesome night that it was.

Here are the slides for the workshop.

Monday, 12 June 2017

The evil cat that took over the world.

Check out this movie I made in iMovie! It is about an evil cat and evil dog who take over the world. I wrote the story and made the pictures myself.

Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

A flying start into Term 2 in Hub Ra!

What a start back to Term 2! On top of our reading, writing and maths programs starting back up, we have a lot of awesome stuff going on!

In term 2 we have 6 break throughs that learners will be involved in. They are sports, 2 zoology groups, construction, learning through Minecraft, and art. Learners were involved in a range of hands on activities on Friday where they had to bring what they knew about their topic and share with their group. We have a great foundation now to get into some deep learning as the term progresses! It's going to be a great deal of fun.

We also started on our new concept of 'I Wonder' this week. This concept is all about thinking about what wonderings we have, and building our learning capacity to solve them. This requires us to know all about asking the right questions, knowing the difference between open and closed questions, and building up our research skills. Looking at key words and effective research strategies will be a big focus this term, as well as using the Stonefields learning process to scaffold us while we do this.

Here's to a great term!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Technology Breakthrough - Visit to the 3D Printer


On Friday we had a truly exciting day in the Technology Breakthrough Group. Learners from hub 7 and 9 showed us how the 3D printer works, what program they use to operate the machine, and some of their cool creations they'd made so far.

Hub Ra learners then used modelling clay and paint to create their own prototypes of their ideas. We brought some of these ideas to the older learners and they helped print them into reality!

Come check out the display box in Hub 2 to see some of our 3D printed items!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Hub Ra's Swimming Superheroes

Our Swimming Superheroes in Hub Ra made a great start to their first day of swimming. They all showed great determination in learning new swimming skills.

Saturday, 18 February 2017


This week Hub Ra made a great start on our numeracy learning. We looked at the strand of statistics which involved 
  • Learning about what data is and why it is important 
  • Gathering data from our classmates and summarising through tally marks
  • Analysing the data through deep discussions
  • Making statements about the data we gathered 
  • Applying our understanding to design and create our own bar graph
  • Sharing our data with the hub
Hub Ra can't wait to see what numeracy holds for us next! 

Movie Making in Breakthrough

Hub Ra's movie making group is off to a fantastic start with their movies. This exciting breakthrough group had a lot of fun trying out and experimenting with different scenes, costumes and  acting parts. 

Next week we plan to start planning our own movies and scripts, there will be lots of building knowledge to do!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Hub Ra's Meet The Teacher

Here is Hub Ra's Meet the Teacher Presentation. It was lovely to meet you all and we look forward to connecting with you more:)


This week Hub Ra welcomed the following Superheroes. We learnt that we are all Superheroes and that we all have our own strengths and weaknesses. Look out for more Superheroes appearing this term!