Friday, 15 September 2017

Brushing our Teeth

Brushing our Teeth

What is brushing our teeth?
Brushing our teeth is a hygenic way to keep our teeth clean.
We use a toothbrush and toothpaste. We do this process
Two times a day for 2 minutes.

How to brush your teeth
First, you’ll want to grab your toothbrush and toothpaste.
Wet your toothbrush then apply the toothpaste on top.
Lightly wet it again with water. Now you put the toothbrush
In your mouth and  brush your teeth gently. Make sure to
Brush the top, bottom, back, front and tongue.
If you’re brushing your gums make sure to be gentle or else
It will bleed.

Why we need to brush our teeth
If we didn’t brush our teeth daily then our teeth would be filled with bacteria. Plus our breath would smell disgusting. And to be honest no one wants that. So that is why we brush our teeth.

Why teeth get dirty?
Our teeth get dirty for heaps of reasons but here are some of the main reasons. First of all the sugar of our food get stuck onto our teeth which leave behind what we call plague. Our teeth can also get filthy from NOT brushing our teeth. If we did not clean our teeth then the bacteria would  stay there and grow bigger and bigger.

So in conclusion everybody should brush their teeth daily.
Unless you want to have bad breath and holes in your mouth.

Digitech - Moana Hour of Code

At tech we have been learning about Digitech.
Our teacher, Ms Anderson has taught us how to create site.
In this site we also created a presentation about Moana - Hour of code.
Moana - Hour of Code is a 19 level game where you have to complete each level by inserting certain blocks to complete the level. Above this is a slideshow on how I completed each level.
Even though this game was a little challenging, I still had fun.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Visiting Pompallier House

Pompallier House

On 22 August 2017, the year 7 and 8 students from Glenbrae visited the Pompallier house located in Russell.

As we wait for the gates to open, my group and I wander around.
It wasn’t long until a lady bring out a sign saying  “OPEN”.
We then walk towards the gates and enter the trail leading us to the Pompallier house.

In front of the house was a colourful garden filled with beautiful flowers.
It made everything brighten up and bring more joy into the picture.
So we got instructed to sit down as Julie told us some stories about Pompallier and his house. Short story about Pompallier.

So since we had some background knowledge about the house we went touring around it. Julie first led us into a room. It had the famous Gaveaux printing press, a wooden machine and a statue of Mary the Virgin. She said the walls were  made out of rocks. I expected it to be rough and bumpy but instead it was smooth and old.

After that we went outside to see a big hole in the ground. This part was called the Tannery. It is where the leather is made. The hole was filled with water and bark. It was used to bleach the inside of cow’s skin for over 5 months or more. The lady told us that back in the day, they used urine as a ingrident for whatever they were doing but now they use cow urine. She pointed to the barrell I was leaning on, and said “That is where it is placed”. I pulled open the lid and smelt the awful stench. Later on we went back inside to a room where all the leather got stretched out and smoothened. There were 2 different stations. One was to scrape off the rough  edges of the leather. And the other one was to stretch out the leather.

After all of that, we walked upstairs to more rooms. We first went into a room.
At the time it was used to publish letters. There were tiny letters that were in pieces of blocks. Julie said that is our they made the uppercase and lowercase.
Next to this room was the final stage of everything. The workers had to thread a string through the holes, this made the book come to together and complete the whole process. After that the books would get squashed down with pressure.  
We then came to the end of our session. Our teaches waited outside for everyone to meet outside so that we can carry on with our tour around Russell.

Throughout the whole session I learnt heaps of new things about Pompallier and how prayer books were made. This is a great place if you want to learn about Pompallier, so I definitely recommend this place to childeren.

Kayaking at Camp


On 23rd August 2017, the year 7 & 8 students from Glenbrae school went kayaking at  Russell, as a part of our school camp.

At first we collected our kayaks and paddles. Everyone helped each other to put on our life jackets and got ready. Before we got into the water we discussed about how to stay safe and how to get into a kayak. We also talked about rafting up, which is when everyone comes together and holds onto eachothers kayaks. This part was really easy to understand since the rules were easy to follow. So then my buddy and I carried our kayak towards the cold water.

Minutes later we were already in the water and paddling. I found it really easy. It took some time to get everyone calm and come together.
We all had to meet at a buoy near by. I could see our leaders hand waving up and down, I quickly decided to paddle to them. They told us that if you want to go fast, go slow. So I paddled slow but with lots of strength. Once everyone gathered together, our leader told us that we’re gonna cruise around the coastline. That is where a lot of rocks are, so we had to be careful.

As I was kayaking I felt the chilly water splash onto my togs. I didn’t care at the time, as I was focused on going fast and having fun. The scenery was so astonishing and pretty. The water was soft and calm, just like the sky.
The blazing sun shined down on all of us, luckily we put on sunscreen. We were metres away from shore. Like I said, we were cruising along the coastline. So there were small caves, big trees, and tiny bugs. As we travelled further and further away, we ended up in a large area. I may not have mentioned but kayaking is a very exhausting activity. So since I was one of the ones in front, I got some time to rest. I saw the stress and tiredness on the other students faces, I knew they were tired but they were still having fun.

As soon as everyone was together, we took some photos. We held up our paddles with smiles on our faces. “KAYAKING” the instructor says. We all repeat after him as he takes the picture. Then we slowly drift away and start paddling back to shore. This part was very tiring, it made me so worn out that I  had multiple breaks. I made it to shore quick enough to have some chill time. One by one everyone started  coming back. We still had some time to play, and so we chose to go for a swim.

The water was so cold but refreshing and cool. I first did a starfish position because my arms and legs were too tired to move. Moments later one of the leaders say that we’re gonna be swimming to the buoy and back. I liked races so I swam as if a shark was chasing me. I made it to the buoy but I was huffing and puffing till I caught my breath. “Take a photo” says my teacher. One of the students on shore held up her phone and took a few photos.

Since we knew we had memories of our  amazing experence we all swam back to shore to get back into the car and head back to HQ.

I really loved kayaking, I would defiently do it again one day.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

World War I and the 5 w's

Countries from all over the world but mostly europe
1914 - 1918
Europe  or All the Continents
There were many different reasons  on how the war started  but one ofthem was from, assassinators Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his pregnant wife Sophie.
Some countries or groups had arrangements to work together in the war
There were many different reasons  on how the war started  but one ofthem was from, assassinators Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his pregnant wife Sophie.

Are there any other questions you have about world war one? Ask and answer them here.

Why are Poppies symbolised as World War 1?  Because during the Great War poppies were growing

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Fractions of a set

For maths today we learnt about fractions of a set with M&M’s.
Here a bunch of pictures explaining the set of fractions -

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⅕ of 15 = 3

½ of 16 = 8

1/16 of 16 = 1

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

How to make scones

Scones are an English treat. They originated from Europe and were very popular during the 1880’s. Scones can be eaten with jam, whipped cream butter/margarine or even tea. This recipe will make 6 small scones.


Plain flour, for dusting
1 ½ cups of self raising flour
½ cup of rasins (optional)
40 g butter, chilled & cubed
⅝ cups of milk
Whipped cream
Large Bowl


1. Before you start make sure you wash your hands and that your hair is tied back.

2. Pour in the flour into a large bowl that is clean
3.Add small chunks of butter and rub it into the flour with your fingers untill it looks and feels like crumbs

4.Make a mini circle or well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour the milk in slowly.
5.Mix & knead the mixture until it becomes or turns into dough
5.Heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Now place the small balls of your dough onto a flat pan or oven tray.

6.Bake it for 20-25 minutes and it should be ready to eat with any spread that you want. For example, butter, jam and whipped cream

There is also a special way that the british eat it. Here is a video to show how they do it