Friday, November 18, 2016

Nui Cultural Evening!

Talofa, Kia ora, how are you today?  Today I am going to be talking about the Nui Cultural Evening!  The  Nui Cultural Evening is when most the Nui perform things like Kapa haka, Pisifika, Choir, Poetry, Photography, Music and solos! I did Kapa haka, Pisifika, Choir, Poetry and was going to do a solo but we were running late! 
This was the photo I entered:
These are my classes winners
Mya Wallace


The Judge was ...... Mr Lowe!  Well done to all the winners
This is my Poem

Here are some photos

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

My Writing!

Talofa, welcome back to my blog. Today I am going to to blog my blogging about my writing. I am very proud of my writing. This my first Essay! It is an compare and contrast essay about Great White Shark and hammerhead Shark

Great White Shark And Hammerhead Shark

Essay Success Criteria
  • Uses scientific vocabulary
  • Revised and edited
  • Accurate paragraphs with subheadings
  • Essay structure followed
  • No personal pronouns
  • Factual
  • Detailed ideas
  • Sentences- different lengths and beginnings

Great White Shark and Hammerhead Sharks are both similar and fierce animals, but have a mass of differences, especially with having very unique ways of hunting and giant differences in size.


Both these sharks are powerful eaters.  These carnivorous creatures enjoy sharks and other fish (including Rays, Tuna and Dolphin).  They are also known to eat very large creatures, some which the great white doesn't even digest.

These sharks also live in the same areas.  Mainly around land, in oceans around Australia, South Africa, USA, Asia and even New Zealand they might meet each other.  But Hammerhead’s like to hang around the bottom of the ocean, where great whites prefer to live round the top.

Both these creatures are fish but they don’t lay eggs! Unlike other fish sharks give birth to live young, but are still cold blooded which makes them fish.   They also live under water so they don’t breath air like us. Instead they breathe oxygen by splashing water over their gills.


Great White Sharks
These enormous creatures are in fact the biggest sharks alive.  Surprisingly these sharks can grow up to 20 ft long and can weigh up to 1,950 kg ( just under 2 ton).  With a lifespan of about 70 years or more,  which is well above older scientific estimates.

Great White Sharks have an interesting way of hunting.  Using their spiky teeth to their advantage, they bite their prey and wait for them to bleed to death.  Their bite force is about 18,216 newton’s, big enough to withstand the forces required to eat larger prey.

Great whites are known to frighten people. They may have giant teeth but don’t be alarmed - they’re not human hunters.  A great pointed dorsal fin sticks out the top; this a bluey-gray colour. Their pointy head and 10 gills make them very fierce fish.

Hammerhead Shark
These magnificent sharks are known for their hammer shaped head.  Ranging from 3 - 19.7 ft, they can weigh between 3 - 580 kg.  They’re gray with a greenish tint, this allows them to blend in with the sea.

Hammerheads like to prey on squid, octopus and stingray (their favourite).  Great white sharks are predators, eating them and their young!  These are also not human hunters!  They stick around the bottom stalking their prey in schools.

The head is useful, believe it or not! Hammerheads use their head for hunting their prey.  They like to pin down the stingrays and eat it when it’s weak and in shock.    

There are different species of hammerhead sharks (Whitefin hammerhead, scoophead, wing head and  smooth hammerhead).  But sadly some are becoming endangered.  The great hammerhead and scalloped hammerhead are endangered species for many reasons; one being because of pollution destroying their habitat.


Great White Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks are both scary shark eating animals.  They have their similarities and differences especially in their ways of hunting.

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Kia ora everyone! Welcome back to my blog! This blog is about.... P.E. We have had 3 different P.E sessions lately.  Throwing, Running/Sprinting and Jumping!  My favourite one was... Jumping.   Jumping was taken by Mr M.
First we paired up and did different types of jumps. My partner was Liske.  My favourite jump was the hi-5 jump. All you have to do is jump up and hi-5 your partner.

Second we did 'Jenny/Jimmy jumps like'. That's when you stand in a circle with one person in the middle, the middle person says 'Jenny/Jimmy jumps like this' does a type of jump then says who's going next eg: Sarah, Bob. For my jump you do... feet in, out  then a star jump.
Still sticking to the topic we chose are favourite one of those jumps and shared it in are group and the other groups copied us and the other way round.  My group did a 360 dab!

Then 'The Sea'. The sea is when there is a series of long skipping ropes set up with a person on each end.  There are 4 different movements, the sea is low, when the rope are low, the sea is is wavy (when the rope is medium and moving), the sea is high when thee rope is high and the sea is wild when the rope go wild.  Me and Liske were one of the first then we all swapped.

Last but not least we did hop, skip and jump! We set up 3 skipping ropes and lined up in 2 lines. We toke turns running up, then Hop, Skip and Finely a Jump! After the hop, skip and jump part we did a little jog then Lined back up.

Some P.E photos!

                                                                                 ^  Throw 

^ Run

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Welcome back everyone! Today I am going to blog about my supper challenging math.  The biggest challenge was part two of the task. This task is about dice rolls. It uses fractions, decimals and percentages. 
This is my extension task from Miss Hill.
The Task:
Part 1
This part was easy for me...
 Part 2
But this part is difficult at first.
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Thursday, September 22, 2016


Kia ora and welcome to my Super blog! Today I am blogging about my PBL!

Project Topic:Olympic Medals

Photo/Screenshot of Project (insert below)
Medals History    Google Slides.png

Finish these starters:
  • Something I enjoyed about my project was finding out all the information         because I learnt heaps!

  • The most challenging thing about my project was researching because sometimes I couldn’t find what I wanted

  • The main skill I got better at was researching. I got better at it by shortening the sentences down.

  • Something interesting I learnt was how they make the medals.             

  • What I would most like to change about my project is that I would make poster because it looks very effective.

  • What I would like to do my next PBL about is nature and all the plants growing in the forest.

Choose three learning muscles and explain how you used them during your PBL.
Perseverance- When I was researching and couldn’t  find the right website I keep
going to try find it!
Planning- When I  use my planning muscle think in my head what I am doing next.
Noticing -When I scan for the websites and notice the words I need.

Create a Description of Your Project
This needs to have either video or audio. You can use any app you like. Include a link here. You will embed it as part of your Reflection PBL Blog Post.

I hope you enjoyed my post and my PBL Bye!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Calendar art!

Hey! are you looking to buy some art, calendar art?  Well we have the art for you!  Introducing the new, amazing,unique and personal... 'Day and night Art By Bella Casson'! 

Quotes from viewers:
'This art is so effective'
'It literally blew me away'
'I love it so much I want 10!'
'Wow, amazing, stupendous!'
'This artist must at least be 13!'

This art was carefully hand crafted by 10 year old Bella Casson. You don't just have to get a calendar! You can get a 8 pack of cards, dairy or notepads! These calendars are only $10! Get in quick because this is a limited offer! If you want to buy this stupendous art then call 1112223435 today! I hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Colour Poem

Talofa and welcome to my Fabulous Blog for a Fabulous and colourful post all about my colour poem!  For the colour poem we have to:

  • Use adjectives to describe the noun
  • Use adverbs to describe the verb (describe how the action is happening)
  • Use a range of verbs to explain what is happening
  • Use a range of nouns that help us identify with a colour
I realy think I did well on this and hope you enjoy it:

Red is the colour of…..

  • A sparkly ruby shining brightly in the dark cave
  • A juicy strawberry lying peacefully in the  bright garden
  • The hot fire glazing on my face on the coldest of nights
  • My fluffy cousin gracefully sitting on my soft bed
  • A sharp pencil speeding across a blank page
  • A beautiful flower gazing down at playful children from a hard platform

Thank you for taking time to read this blog,I hope you enjoyed it and if you did please leave a comment!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Medal Brochure

Bonjour and welcome to my blog where today I am going to share my Medal Brochure! This medal brochure is one of my Olympic tasks that I have been doing.  I learnt a lot during this task and I hope you do too!

Gold , Silver

And Bronze

Medal Facts

The medals are secretly 3 of the 5 ages of man!

Olympic medals are the responsibility of host country!

Winter Olympic medals are more varied designs

NZ have won 109 medals!
  • 1896 Winners were given olive wreath/silver medal

  • 1904 first gold silver and bronze medals were given

  • 1956 Medals were given to Equation winners

  • 1960 medals placed around winners necks



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Gold medals

Gold medals have been at the Olympics since 1896, that's like 120 years ago.  

Today's gold medals are made with 92.5% of silver!  Some are just gold plated.

In the ancient Olympics they used to give olive leaf wreaths or crowns to the winners!

The London games gold medals were 92.5% silver and 1.34% gold!

Silver medals

30% of the silver medals for the 2016 Olympics are going to be waste of left over mirrors!

1896 winners got silver medals!

The oldest person to win a silver medal is Oscar Swahn at 72 years and 281 days of age!

In 2016 the first silver medalist is shooter, Natalie Rooney of NZ!


Bronze medals are made of copper and tin.

In 1896 Bronze medals were given to athletes who came second place.

1904 was the first time Bronze medals were given to athletes who came Third place.

NZ have won 45 bronze medals which is the most they have won out of all medals with gold coming close in second.
I hope you enjoyed my blog, please leave a comment!
Bella C

Math Graph!

Kia ora and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing my... Math! My math is to do with statistics, graphs and understanding.  I did this task in class not at extention! 
Here it is:

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Math Graph!

Kia ora and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing my... Math! My math is to do with statistics, graphs and understanding.  I did this task in class not at extention! 
Here it is:

I hope you enjoyed my blog, please leave a nice comment for me to read.

Zendaya Art!!

Talofa and welcome to my SUPER blog!  Today I'll be sharing my writing from my art group and my mini Q&A.  My artist is Zendaya.  This was fun to do because I found out alot about Zendaya and her achievements.  

Dear Zendaya,
My name is Bella and I’m 10 years old. I live in Parkvale, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and I am a big fan of you and K.C Undercover.

I have been a fan ever since you starred in K.C Undercover, I love seeing you in action.  That’s the first time I started to recognize you and good of an actor you are.

Your acting is so realistic and funny.  Your fighting is very skillful, you're so multi talented.  I’ve seen a few clips of your Shake It Up videos and they are really action packed too.  Your such an inspiration to me and other girls. There are even some boys in my class who are big fans as well.

One of my favourite episodes you’ve done is when you had to go save Judie from the other side.  You showed of some of your best skills and how you really cared about Judie.  I love how you stand up for yourself and others. I love how you are so confident with everything you do, especially with your charity.  

Well done for being nominated for the best style 3 years in a row. Also the favourite female TV artist.  You must also be a good dancer because you came runners up in Dancing With The Stars.
I would love for a response and I have put my gmail on the back of this letter.  Me and the rest of the class would also really appreciate it if you read it out on Disney Channel. I would totally understand if you didn’t.

Thank you for taking your time to read this letter and best of luck for the future.  Your future's bright.

Yours sincerely,

Thanks for reading. Please leave a comment.

(sorry this one was a late publisher!)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Olympics Tasks

Hello and welcome to my blog for an exciting post. Recently we have done some Olympic tasks so I am going to share that. There were nine tasks we had to do in our LBS in a week. Everyone wanted to complete all these because there was a prize, the prize was a special lunch with the teachers. The success criteria for the tasks was: complete, correct, neat, named and stapled together. 
My LB group:

Our score sheet:

(We Won!)
I am also going to share a few of the tasks:
Brazil-Rio  Answering Question about Rio.

Rings and values

Geography- Finding Olympic countries

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog.

Us with the lunch!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Hello and welcome to my blog where today I am doing a holiday blog! 
I had a very exiting holiday I caught up with some friends, went to the movies, caught up with family, went to my cousins birthday party's, helped my mum, went on a bike ride and shopped. But the best part was... The Movies!

The movie I watched was super cool, adventurous and about a little fishy. Do you know what it is? It was 'Finding Dory!' I loved Finding Dory and it is probably one of my favourite movies now that I've seen it. You should defiantly see it. I saw Finding Dory with Mya Wallace , my brothers, there friends and my mum.  
Before the movie we had a play at my house and some lunch.  After the movie, one of my brothers friend's had to be dropped off but the rest of us got to keep playing for a while.

That is the end of my Finding Dory adventure.  
Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Passion Project

Hello and welcome to my super blog to see my passion project!  I'm going to share my baking book! I really enjoyed my passion project and baking my recipes.  I'm also sharing my passion project reflection.
Bellas Cookbook

Contents page
  • Page 3- Triple Chocolate Threat
  • Page 6- The Perfect Vanilla Icing
  • Page 7- The Big Bang
  • Page 9- Vanilla Mini Cakes
  • Page 11- Recipe Guide
  • Page 12- Tips!

Triple Chocolate Threat
You will need
  • Self-raising Flour 1 ½ Cups
  • Eggs 2
  • Sugar 125 grams
  • Butter 125 grams melted
  • Cocoa 1/2 Cup
  • Milk 1 Cup
  • White and dark chocolate ½ cup each
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 and get out your materials out.
  2. First add the sugar and butter then beat till pale in colour
  1. Secondly sift the flour and Cocoa into the bowl


  1. Make a well with your spoon
  1. Mix in the egg and milk
  2. Pour all the chocolate chips into the bowl and give it all a big stir
  1. Now pour all the mixture into a greased and lined cake tin
  2. Put it into the oven for 45 minutes
  1. The cake will be ready when you can get a clean poke

The Perfect  Vanilla Icing
You will need:
  • Icing sugar
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Vanilla essence
(The amount you use is different depending on how much you want)
To make the perfect icing you need to
  1. Add in the icing sugar, butter and a little bit of water ; mix
  2. Then mix in a tsp of vanilla essence and the food color if you are using some.
  3. Keep adding the water icing and sugar till you have enough to ice your cake with

Big Bang
You will need:
  • Butter softened 100 grams 150
  • Egg 1
  • Self raising flour 1 ½ cups   
  • Brown sugar ½ cup
  • Vanilla essence 1tsp
  • Chocolate bottoms/chips ½ each
How to do it:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 and get out your materials out. Lin a tray.
  2. First add the brown sugar and butter then beat till pale in colour.
  1. Now add self raising flour.
  1. Make a well and slowly mix in the egg and vanilla essence.
  1. Give a stir and add the chocolate chips.
  2. Now for the fun part with a Tps get one scoop of of cookie batter and hide a chocolate bottom inside, then place on the tray. Do this till there is no mixture left.

  1. Now carefully place the tray in the oven and cook for 10-15 min.
  2. The cookies will be ready when they are golden brown.
Vanilla Mini Cakes
  • Self-Flour 1 ½ cups
  • Eggs 1
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Sugar ½ cup
  • Butter 125 grams
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • White chocolate chips ½ cup
How to do it:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 and get out all your materials. Put mini cupcake cases in a mini cupcake tray. Or grease the tray and sprinkle with flour.
  1. Beat together sugar and butter till pale
  2. Now sift in flour and mix, make a well.
  3. Pour and mix in milk, egg and vanilla essence.
  1. Mix in the chocolate chips
  2. Spoon mixture into cupcake trays and place in the oven for approx 10-15 minutes
  1. The cakes will be ready when you can get a clean poke.

Bella’s CookBook
Ingredients that are good for Cakes.
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Baking powder
  • Suger
  • Butter
  • Self-raising powder

Ingredients that are good for cookies
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Self raising powder
  • Coco
  • Brown sugar
Ingredients that are good for slice
  • Condensed milk
  • Buter
  • Suger
  • Golden syrup
  • Self-raising powder

Ingredients that are good for icing (Not Chocolate)
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Icing sugar
  • Food coloring
  • Vanilla essence

  • Make sure to preheat the oven first
  • Measure everything then put them in
  • Read the whole recipe 1-3 times to make it makes sense to you
  • Get out all your ingredients and tools and double cheek you have everything
  • Use a scale for the best result
  • Sift dry ingredients
  • Set a timer
Passion Projects Reflection

Please answer all of the following questions

Describe your passion project. What was your learning in it? What were you trying to produce?
My passion Project was baking. The learning was the new skills and the best way to use the ingredients. In the end I wanted to produce a cock book.

How far did you get with your passion project? What would have helped you to get further?
I got all the way to the end of my passion project, but I could of got further if I didn’t spend forever looking for tips.

What was the most challenging part of your passion project?
Making sure I had the right amount of each ingredient.

What was surprising about your passion project?
It was surprising how far/fast I went and how fun it was.

Did you follow your plan well? Why or why not?
Yes and no, I did follow it well but I had to change it from a presentation to a book.

Which learning muscles did you use the most while you were working on your passion project? How did you use each one?
Absorption and planning. I was always stuck into my book and I planned what I wanted to get done in my head before passion project each day.

Which learning muscles did you find difficult to stretch during passion project time?
Collaboration and managing distractions. Some people around me were making heaps of noise which didn’t help and no one did the same task as me.

If you were allowed to pick a new passion project, what would you choose and why?
Sewing. I saw all the sewing girls and it really looked like fun and a good challenge.

What was your favourite part of passion projects?
Baking my recipes.

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