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Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Concert Goes Wrong!

Hi my name is Zaeeda and I am about tell you how a concert went terribly wrong. It all started last year when I was put in charge of organizing a concert to raise money for charity. So Let’s get started!


“I’ll do it” I said to the Principal of our school “Thanks Zaeeda I knew I could count on you and your friends” said the principal. Zaeeda walked out of the Principal's office when she saw Amira out on the court having a drink she went and joined Amira and they walked to class together.

“So” started Amira “so what”? I reply “can you please tell me why you had to go to the Principal's office” “k” I said back. “Our principal wants me you and some other people to make a charity concert together” I say “WHAT!!!!!” say Amira.

“What do you mean what”? I say “this is so cool” yes I know but just us yeah but lights and sounds are going to be the people that did the Livestream ones and we also are going to have year 5 doing it too. Let’s make a list of the people we should ask” I say “Zaeeda Zaeeda Zaeeda you and your organization” she replies then I remember to tell her that we have to finish everything tuesday next week.


Oh and by the way we have to Keep up with our work to get the song finish the practices and everything by tuesday because that's the day of the show I said to her. I block my ears before she say…... WWW HHHHHH AAAAAA TTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shouts Amira SHhhhhh…. I say we are in silent reading right now. Then I tell her that we have to keep this on a low and that Miss West Already knows.
We ask if we could go into a quiet room and work on our concert and miss West agrees to let us in. we decided that our concert was going to play jazz music. We make a list of the people that we are going to ask her it is.


  1. Toby for our back drops
  2. Caleb TAtia Marika for a tech engineer
  3. Me and Amira for directors
  4. Freedom & Toby Aj for trumpet players
  5. Jahzara Of eden Levonah trinity & Pisi as costume & dance and make/ back up singers/ Bass guitar players
“I think this is pretty good” say Amira “ Pretty good Pretty good” I say in frustration this needs to be Perfect I don’t want them to think I am not ready for this”, ”Zaeeda Zaeeda get a hold of yourself this is the best work ever” amira say to calm me down.“Okay should we make a list of all the things we need to do” I say to Amira “okay Amira replies. Here is this list


  1. Ask for the stage
  2. Ask the people to do their task
  3. Get the instrument
  4. Get supplies and Objects for the concert
  5. Rent lighting equipment
  6. Sell cupcakes in the weekends to raise money for it all
  7. Make posters for the concert
  8. Get some light and sound engineers
  9. Sell tickets for the show get a donation box to just put in donations for charity
  10. Get the song ready

“Wow thats a lot to do” said Amira “ yes that’s why you are coming to my house remember” I reply “Oh yeah” said Amira. They finish their planning then went got there morning tea a clipboard with their list and headed for the door. First they asked everyone if they could do the task and luckily they all agreed. Then we went to ask for the stage and instruments from Mr Jacobson.


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We got the instrument but they needed cleaning and they also needed to be tuned which was not a problem. Second we went they people to sell tickets and we got three people and we also got a shiny silver box as a box to put donations in. We had our morning tea then went back to class and saw that toby had finished his first drawing. We told him that the next one should be a bit more jazzy and he thought it was a pretty cool Idea.

After we had to go back to class. We carried on with our day like normal and waited till we could go home We said good afternoon to miss West then walked home together along the way we bought the ingredients to make cupcakes. We got home and fetched our favourite aprons then started to cook..


We made these cupcakes
  1. Velvet
  2. Vanilla
  3. Banana
  4. Strawberry
  5. Chocolate
  6. Blueberry
  7. Carrot
  8. All in one


“Wow these are a lot of cupcakes” said Amira “let’s let them cool” while we get changed” I say to Amira “Okay” she replies we get changed and then take the cupcakes outside I get the old lemonade stand we used when we raised money for sports equipment. We change the sign and right cupcakes for sale.


Our first customer was a soccer team they wore red jerseys they we all looked like they one a game so me and Amira start to yell cupcakes for sale fresh cupcakes for sale and at once they all  crowded around our stand. I took the money while Amira gives the cupcakes.


by the time they left we only had half the batch so I run home and get the cupcakes we made for ourselves which was also half of the full batch we baked. After that we had another team that walked past they looked like they lost the world cup. So I say are you okay maybe you would cheer up if you bought a cupcake they looked at each other and smiled.


Once again we were over crowded with people all satisfied by our cupcakes. We ended for the day and only had two chocolate cupcakes. We each had one and decided we should pay to. We returned home with a great big smile but with a wimpy body. We had just earned 250$ and we just sold cupcakes. We decided that we will make more cupcakes and sell them just before tea time. So we got started. As we worked we Sung our favourite song I feel Better when I'm Dancing from meghan trainor.


“Hey I just had a brain shake. What’s a brain shake” I say “what’s a brain shake”? replied amira with a confused expression” “it’s when you get Ideas from know where” I say “oh Okay” “what if we sing a song from meghan trainor but change the backing track” “that’s a great Idea but we have to give credits to her in the concert” says Amira “we could have it in the end when it finishes” I say “okay” says amira


Soon we were sitting on at our stand while we got customers come and by cupcakes. When we returned home at dinner we had four droopy pockets full of coins and notes. We walked upstairs to my room and put the money in a box which of course we made ourselves. We had just earned 5oo$ and we were exhausted “good thing it’s sunday tomorrow” says Amira “not for me I have to go and shine the instrument tune them and I also have to email the new song to the people so they will sing them.


We go to sleep and then I got up really early in the morning while Amira on the other hand was still snoring loudly. So I got up grabbed a cookie and rode my bike to school. I got there and walked in through the main entrance were I saw that the instruments and the cloth to polish them with we waiting for me.

I got to work and listened to some music to keep me company. Soon I  had one half of the instruments and Amira came through the entrance. “about time” I say “ what I sleeped in” Amira replied a bit embarrassed. I giggled as Amira started to polish as well.


BY the time we fished it was already midday we decided to get a snack then rent the equipment and get the supplies for the concert. We ride our bikes down to the dairy and get a ice block then we went and sat under a tree and finished it. “Well what should we do first” said Amira  “I think that we should get the equipment and then get the supplies from the shop next door” replied Zaeeda “Okay” said Amira.


We rode off and soon arrived at our destination. We went to the speaker and the sound machine and we had $150 left. Then we went next door and got some scissors glue paint and paper, which luckily only took $50. “We still have $100 left” said Amira “let's take it back to my place and keep it safe in case we run out of money at the concert” Said Zaeeda “okay” said Amira. The rode home and put the money in the same box they got it out from.


“Hey we only have 2 more things to do on the list” said amira “I know “ said Zaeeda “isn't it nice to feel like you  can do anything and a little time if you just put your mind to it” she added. That night we Zaeeda went to sleep she couldn’t she still had 2 things to do. She got up and walked to her desk careful not to wake up Amira. Then she started to draw and draw she keeped drawing until she was tired and she had finished.


“Tomorrow we can put these posters up” Zaeeda whispered to herself as she climbed back into bed. The next morning Zaeeda and Amira had some pancakes then went and started to put up the posters. “Wow I still can't believe you made the posters without me” said Amira “I'm sorry but I just couldn't stop thinking about leaving this till this afternoon and now we can setup the stand to sell the tickets” Zaeeda replied.

they  finished putting up the poster then went and started to put up there stand for the tickets.Our first group of people were some tourists  they look like they hadn't seen this place before so me and amira greeted them and ask them if they had ever seen a jazz band they said they had never heard of a jazz band but would really like to see one so we tell them about our concert a few minutes later we had sold 38 tickets.


By the end of the day we had sold every ticket we had in our stand and had $850 to put in a donation box . “Wow I can't believe we sold all these tickets” said Amira  “ I can” said Zaeeda “we are Awesome” she added. They went home then had a great nights sleep.


The next day Zaeeda and the rest of the group met up in the hall every thing was perfect until. Zaeeda notice that the EQUIPMENT WASN’T THERE! Zaeeda Started to breath heavy when she bumped into Amira “ what’s worng” said Amira “ the equipment isn’t here” Zaeeda replied then they we both breathing heavly.
Zaeeda the took A deep breath. Then Zaeeda said “ no worries we can turn the song into an acappella” she said to Amira “Okay” Amira says with an unsure look.. They give the others the news and they decided that they can do it and make it work.

By the time the show started every thing was perfect. Zaeeda was Backstage checking on the auidednce every now and then. She was walking out the back stage door when she saw the Principal right in front of her. “ wow Zaeeda” said the Prinicpal “great job” he added. Then Zaeeda replied and said that she could not have done it without Amira.

The show went on and they raised up
2000$ to give to charity
The END



Ambassadors Application

This week the year 5 get to apply for ambassadors. This is my application Please ENJOY !

My Movie 3 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hour of Code

Today rooms 9/10 got to do an hour of code. I did an hour of code on code.org and I made a game on scratch. Here is my game. Scroll down and see my pictures of what I did on hour of code. l did not like this activity because we had to do small codes, and l like to make a full game to put on my blog. This activity was good and bad it was good. This was good practice but it was bad because it was mostly repeating itself so it got pretty boring. 


Friday, 24 November 2017

Scratch games



Today room 10 did some coding with Mr Vogt and we made a game were you have to press keys to make sounds. To start press the green flag then press the space bar and read what you have to do Enjoy!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Musical Madness

Zaeeda incy wincy spider... from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Orchestra Writing ( When we came back)

Start Writing Here:


Guess what’s happening today?.... Okay I will tell you. Today the year 5 are going to and orchestra (excited but not excited at the same time). Anyways when we get there I probably would see something like a theatre but we might have to sit outside for a little while first.


When we get there we would also probably see a guide to show us where to go and what we are going to be doing. I think that we would see a group of people with instrument ready to play and maybe once we all get seated they will start to play.


They might even be wearing fancy clothes the kind that your parents might wear when they are when they go out at night. So they might wear formal wear. But again it is a New Zealand Orchestra so they might not wear formal wear.


I have been to and orchestra before but I haven’t been to this one. So this will kind of be a new experience and it won’t at the same time because this orchestra have a circus too !


I bet the acrobats in the circus would wear something shiny so they will really stand out when they do there flips and tricks. I also hope that there would be a clown wearing a lot of make up because my friend is afraid of clowns and I haven’t ever seen her frightened of something.










As you know today the year 5’s went to the orchestra because the year 6’s were on camp. So anyways we went by bus and it took us ages to get there I wasn’t really excited so I just sat and looked out the window while the other were chatting.


So when we got there we went and waited until we had to go inside and soon we did. We got inside and we all sat down in our seats. I was next to GIGI and roshaan. The lights when dim and then slowly it got darker and darker and soon it was only the light on the stage that were allowing us to see.


As I had said before our guide that told us what was happening came and introduced himself and then he did the same to the conductor. (do you know what a conductor is? Is the person that send signals to the people playing the instrument guiding them through the song).


Anyway the first thing that happened was that the people played a song called moonlight. Then when moonlight played there was a queen that needed to find medicine for the king and went into a dark and scary looking forest for it.


Then in the forest there was a fairy a evil fairy who did tricks and dances with hoops and lot of them and she was wearing something black and shiny with not such detail unlike the queen who was wearing a white shiny costume with lot’s of detail and pattern on it.


Then the guide introduced the string instrument the brass and the percussion and the played a song. After that the guide introduced the woodwind and the conductor and then they finished the story.  So the queen finds the medicine but get’s into some trouble and get rescued.


After that the evil fairy dances with someone else who I think is trying to reach her but there is always something separating you. Then last of all the queen and king get reunited in triumph and that was the grand finaly and it also happens to be the most dangerous part in the performance.


I didn’t really enjoy this because I couldn’t really see and my seat was getting pushed in the back which was also uncomfortable but mostly because I don’t feel comfortable when I watch theatre and even when I have to do drama.




Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Orchestra Writing before we got there

Guess what’s happening today?.... Okay I will tell you. Today the year 5 are going to and orchestra (exicted but not excited at the same time). Anyways when we get there I probably would see something like a theatre but we might have to sit outside for a little while first.

When we get there we would also probably see a guide to show us were to go and what we are going to be doing. I think that we would see a group of people with insturment ready to play and maybe once we all get seated they will start to play.

They might even be wearing fancy clothes the kind that your parents might wear when they are when they go out at night. So they might wear formal wear. But again it is a New Zealand Orchestra so they might not wear formal wear.


I have been to and orchestra before but I haven’t been to this one. So this will kind of be a new expirince and it won’t at the same time because this orchestra have a circus too !

I bet the acrobats in the circus would wear something shiny so they will really stand our when they do there flips and tricks. I also hope that there would be a clown wearing alot of make up because my friend is afraid of clowns and I haven’t ever seen her frightend of somehting.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Extension Animation

Zaeeda Extension Term 4 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This term in extension we had to create an animation explaining how a musical instrument works and what kind of different genres it would play in. I had a lot of fun making this so I hope you Enjoy !

Monday, 20 November 2017

Problem Solving Answer


This week our problem solving was a bit different. We all had to make our partner a problem solving to answer instead.  I also have one with me making the question my partner answering Enjoy!

Problem Solving Question


This week our problem solving was a bit different. We all make our partner a problem solving to answer instead. I also have one with me answering my partners question Enjoy!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Blog Commenting

WALT: write quality blog comments
WALT: give each other helpful feedback

Your comment:
Hi My name is Zaeeda from room 10 and I am glad you liked this post. I am also happy that you are going to try this at home. You asked if it would work with any blade of grass. It would work but it is easier to use a thick blade. Thanks for commenting on our blog.
Your comment
:Hi Room 3. It's Zaeeda from Room 10 at Pt England School. I loved that you guys went swimming and learnt how to stay safe in the water. This post reminds me of when room 10 went swimming, next time you should make a movie about it or maybe just write some text on the presentation.

GOOD JOB !!

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Your comment:
Hi Room 3. My name is Zaeeda and I am from room 10 from Pt England school. Wow what a mind blowing post. I liked how you showed us a great way to recycle. But next time you should draw pictures or maybe share some recycling facts.

Keep up the good work !

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Musical Fractions


This week we did an activity called musical fractions because this term or theme is musical madness. this is a good learning tool to learn maths because you learn fractions and addition because 1/4+ 1/4= 1/2.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Making instruments

Flight of the Bumblebee

This week room 10 did a activity together. In this activity we had to listen to a piece of music then draw what the piece of music reminds to of. I drew bees doing ballet because in part of the music it gets loud then it gets low and the music gets hard and then soft a bit like in ballet. I also drew bees doing ballet because in some part it sound like they recorded bees and used it in the song.

I drew two pictures on had a bee going adventure and the other had a bees doing ballet. I drew a bee going on an adventure because the bee gets lost and then it get hurt that's when the music gets loud. but her returns safely back in the hive because that's when the music gets soft.

the composer's name is Rimsky Korsakor. He was born in 1844 and died 1980 and he is from Russia.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Problem Solving


This week we are learning to understand decimals. I liked doing this problem solving because it help my brain keep fit and healthy I also liked it because I love decimals.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Text Response

This week Maugakiekie had to read some text and respond to the text. this is what we had to respond to. Do you think it is a good Idea to learn you r timetable through songs Why/ or Why not ?

My opinion: This is my response I think it is a GREAT!!!! idea to learn our timetable through a song because people really like listening music and you would have a lot of fun  making it to. 

Prof from the text:
I also think it is a good Idea because when people like a song it is really easy to learn a song and if a song has your times tables in them they would learn there timetable. Just like the ABC song it teaches you your ABC's. scientist have also researched that pairing music and rhythm and pitch  it can also raise your learning because music intend to help us pay attention it can also make boring activities much more amusing.

Drama Recount


This morning room 10 did something different. Something that we don’t usually do on normal mornings , instead of doing writing like a normal Tuesday we did a cool activity that we now have to do a recount about. So this is how it went.

This morning we had team assembly as we usually do on a normal Monday morning. But we had it on Tuesday because we had a labour weekend. So we had a normal assembly then we had S.S.R as usually, you’d think it just a typical morning in room 9/10 but then…..

When room 10 literacy was called to the mat things started to change. We watched a video of Mr bean and we talked about how he acts without using his voice. Some people thought it was funny but me and Levonah didn’t.

After the video Miss West told us to go and line up outside so we could go to the top  field which we don’t usually do on most normal mornings. Anyways we lined up and waited to see what crazy activity awaited us on the field.


When arrived on the field Miss West told us to form a circle. A lot of people thought that we were going to play duck duck goose but we didn’t get our hopes up too soon because Miss West told us it was too wet. We got into a circle and waited for Miss West’s instructions.

As we listened to Miss West instructions I saw that my legs had started to get goose bump. Then I started to clatter my teeth I tried to stop myself but it was really hard. So I pop my hands and mouth into my jumper. It helped a little but I was still cold.

Miss West told us that we were going to do a little drama without using our mouth. This is what we had to do. One person would stand in the middle of the circle pretending to play a sport when Miss West would say FREEZE ! The person playing the sport would have to freeze in whatever position they were in.

Then another person would come in and then change the position from a sport to something else. It was really funny. Because Jedida did this funny act were Amira was running away with money when Jedida came in and made it look like they were lifting weights.

After the second person has changed the act the first person would leave and the second person would freeze in the position they are in. Then another person would come and the they would do the same thing. So that what we did for a little while.

Then we did this another activity where we all had to get into a group of three or four. I was in a group of three with Amira and Ayvah which was funny because I was the only person that started with Z.  Anyways we had to make a scene with our group then someone from another group had to guess what it was.


Amira got this cool Idea were she would steal money from Ayvah then I would be a cop who would chase after Amira. It was really funny especially when Pisi said that we were playing hide n seek and Ayvah was peeking and me and Amira were running to hide.


When we were doing this activity I didn’t really feel comfortable because I have been told and I do think that I am not really a good actor. I did like this activity but I didn’t really like the environment we were doing it in.


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Problem Solving

This week we did something different we looked at probability. Probability is when you talk about if something was luck or skill. If a game was fair or unfair.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The call of the conch

This week the group Maugakiekie did a comprehension task it is a true or false quiz and here is the quiz we had to find evidence in the text to support what we were saying it was fun when we talked about the question in a group and it was fun figuring out the right answers.

Immersion Assembly

This morning I hopped out of bed and got ready for school. Do you know why? Because it was the first day of Term 4. When we arrived at school I said bye to my sister as I bumped into Aaliah one of my old friends. I gave her a big squeeze okay I know it was a bit over the top but we hadn’t seen each other for 2 whole weeks.


Anyways we walked for a while and we found my cousin Farah we walked to the breeze and found what the theme for this term was MUSICAL MADNESS. At first I had no Ideas what that meant and how did it relate to kaitiakitanga i nga wa katoa english translation we are guardians of the people and environment around us.


When the bell rang the fun really started. We all entered and said hello to all of our lovely teacher I gave Mrs Buchanan a hug as she greets us with her friendly smile. Then I give Miss West a hug and went to say hi to all my friends which to some time. Especially  if I give each of them a 20-30 second hug. The bell rang and I went to line up.

When we arrived at the hall I saw that most of the teacher had really groovy hair styles. They also had headphones, bongo drums, normal drums, ukuleles and mirankers it really was a site to see. I sat down excitedly ready to see what the first Item was.


The first Item had the teachers playing snap and they decide they should listen to some music. They played all kind of songs. These are some of the songs they played. The first song that was really funny the second song  was really scary the last song was just right. It was a bit like Goldilocks.

The second Item was kind of like show where  all the instrument work together as a team. They started with Miss Gastion playing in the jungle on a ukulele and then Miss Naulder came and joined in. She played her instrument followed by Miss Tumahai. Miss Peck came on last but went of stage first. My Favourite Groovy hairstyle was Miss Gaston’s.


The next item was from team 3. It was about using music to tell a story. They did this funny movie where they changed their speech into part of a song. It sounded like they were singing their conversation. My personal favorite is the part where Miss Eadie Miss King and Miss Davis come in and they changed  the speech and it was like they had sung it’s just me myself and I.

Next it was the Fourth Item was from the teacher of team 4. They did this super cool video sitting in the car listening to music and whichever music they played they would have a different reaction. My favorite part was in the end where Mr Jacobson was in his van looking at the other teachers.


The last Item was team 5 my sisters in that team you might know her from my earlier stories. Anyways team 5 did this act where they had a family night and they watched movies. When the  movie changes the expressions on the family’s faces changed.  I didn’t have a favourite part in this movie because I liked all of it.


Wow this was one heck of a show I can’t wait to see what adventure awaits us in the future as we learn create and share with each other.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Musical madness







That right it is term 4 already and this term our theme is musical madness. Here is a small task that we did and it shows some of the thing we already know about music.
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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Solar System Fractions



This week room 10 did a task. it was about the solar system. it was also had something to do with decimals and fractions. good thing we had learnt about turning decimals in to fractions last week. I didn't have much trouble but I worked with my friends to help them and explain what was happening. I also think that it is fun to help others.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Planet Earth and Beyond

This this week in room 10 literacy group Maungakiekie made a quiz for there reading task. my one it all about what we've been learning this term. Try it out and have fun !


Trip to Stardome

Paideia seminar

Last Tuesday  the year 5&6 extension had there once in a term paideia seminar.  When I arrived in Ict I was really Panicked because I didn’t know what to say or when to say it but still I didn’t dare say a thing.

When the bell rang for lunch I was so relieved because we had Live stream practice and I thought that would take my mind of things but boy was I wrong. The only thing I could think about during lunch was the paideia seminar. My friends tried snapping me out of it but it was no use.

The bell rang and my face dissolved into tears my I watered like rain. Tears ran down my face like a waterfall. My Teacher decided to take me to Ict my lips went dry and I started to get goose bump as I entered Ict.


I lined up silently as we started towards tusitala. This was scary because all of a sudden my brain had flipped and I wasn’t to keen about my planet anymore. The reason I was scared was because I didn’t know how my group would react to what I said.

I sat down on my seat and waited for the seminar to take place. I didn’t talk much of the time but soon then Hinerangi asked to hear what I have to say. I told what was in my brain and as I did my one of the members in my group yelled Pure honesty I felt better and told more about why our planet wasn’t the best.

At the end of the seminar I was relieved that I didn’t have to think about what was going on.  But as people decided to leave Mrs Sinclair came and started talking to me about what had happened at lunch. I didn’t want to answer so I just said what was at the  back of my mind. Even that didn’t get me out of there she just reminded my of the other production back in da day.


So that how I decided I wasn’t the production type and I wouldn’t ever audition in a production ever again.


The thing I did better this time would probably be that I  said things that I had thought really deeply about. My goal next time would be not to do anything like that in my lunch time espacially when it is on the week if the paidaie seminar. Next time My goal would also be to try and contributte more with thing that will help my group instead of what wouldn’t help my group.

The thing I learnt most in this experience is that I Being civilized is not the best thing because it make people greedy and leave people homeless. I also think being civilized is not a good Idea because when we are civilized places like America are always focused on thing they don’t have they don’t care about thing they already have. So that is what I learnt most about.