Thursday, 28 September 2017

Sculpture Reflection

Sculpture Reflection 
What is found objects art?
A found object is recycling the things that we don't usually use. Like magazines. So you can use the found object to make a piece of art.

What did you make?  
I made a car out of magazines and it took me a long time to make it. I used some magazines, a hot glue gun, glue stick, one bead and some tape. I had to fold every piece of paper and stick it together to make the car. Also I hot glued some, taped some and glued some. 

What was your inspiration?  
When I had to look for found object sculpture, I went to safari and searched ‘recycled sculptures’ and it came out with lot of different things. So I went down to look for some ideas and I found lots of things I wanted to make. But when I went to look for some ideas again, I saw a car made out of magazines. So I thought it would be nice to make that and I saved it into my photos. Then when I went back to photos to choose what I'm going to make I choosed the magazine car, because it look the coolest. 

and this is the magazine car.

What went well?
I have two things that went well. First thing was I had Yuno helping me at the start because she made lots of  magazine rolls do when I needed a magazine roll I just pick one up so I can use it.My second thing is that I finished in time, because I thought it's going to take a long time but I concentrated a lot and so I finished in time.

What would you change/do differently next time?
If I change something I'll change two things. First one is make the ground part harder, because if I touch the ground part it was moving like a wave so I want to change that. My second thing is the not using tape, because when I use tape it looked messy but when I used hot glue gun it wasn't messy so I want to not use the tape and use the hot glue instead.


My New Schools
Do you remember the feeling of moving to a new school? Did you start the new school with excitement or start with sadness and missing your best friends and your teachers?

I started my first school with excitement. I really enjoyed being at my first school, playing with my best friends, and being at the after school programs every day. I really enjoyed everyday at school. Did you enjoy your first school like me? 

But what if your parents said you will be moving to a new school next year. How would you feel? Does it makes you feel excited or make you nervous? It didn't make me excited because I'd only been to the school for a year and I had to move to another school. I didn't want to move from my school, but soon it was my last day at my first school. I was so sad that I nearly cried.

After the holidays I went to my new school with my mum. We went to the office to check in and find my new class. I said bye to my Mum and I went up the stairs, walked through the walk ways and there was my class. I took a deep breath and walked into the class. Everyone in my class had someone from last year to play and talk with but I was sitting by myself at the very end of the class. Soon my teacher came in and she gave us a name tag. 

I felt sad, but I didn't have to worry. Soon I had two to three friends and by the end of the term I had five to six friends. The year went really fast. That it felt it was the last day of the term but it was actually the last day of the year. I felt sad, but I knew I could meet my friends next year, but this year was my last year at this school. Like my first school I went to. I had to say bye to my friends.

But the thing the that made me scared was that we are moving to another country called New Zealand. My brother and I learnt a little bit of English from my cousin and it was nearly the time to go to New Zealand. 

When my family went to New Zealand I thought it isn't much different with Korea. Except couple of things. Like there is no tall buildings and there wasn't as many cars as Korea. My Mum told me about my new school. She said they have something to put scooters in front of the class. Also she told me that my new school is called Waimairi.

When we went to Waimairi School, it was really different than I thought. The reason is the school is not a tall building and they wear uniform. When I went in the class there wasn't our own chair and own desk. Everyone was sitting on the ground. Luckily there was a Korean girl called Elizabeth. She was my only friend at school. But soon she told me that she is moving to Auckland. When she moved the first friend I meet was Margarette. Then Grace came on term three and next year I meet Nadine, Larrisa and Shileen. Then the next year when Nadine left Heilee came. Then we had Yuno. But she left too. I knew that when we move to another school there is always someone kind and there is always someone can be your friend.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Science Blog

Model of Playground 
Who I'm working with 
Ollie and Zoe

Popsicle sticks
Coloured papers 
Kabob sticks 
Bottle caps 
Bendable wires 
Craft cutter 
Toilet paper roll  
Paint/paint brush 
Scissors school
Hot glue sticks
Coloured pens and pencils 

What we are making
Monkey bars
Merry go round
Climbing wall
Flying fox 
Tire swing 
Basketball hoop

Slide, climbing wall, ladder
Cut a cardboard in the a rectangle shape.
Stick the bead in the cardboard.
Now the climbing wall is done.
Cut two kabob sticks (The same size us the cardboards).
Cut the pointed part of the toothpicks and keep make it the same size.
Use a hot glue gun to stick it on.
Now the ladder is finished.
Cut a cereal box for a slide.
Get a coloured paper and put a glue on one part of the cereal box.
Stick it onto the coloured paper.
Put some glue at the cereal box.
Fold it and it will stick.
Put a glue again and fold it.
Cut the leftover paper piece (don't cut the top part)
Make it bendy.
Cut the top part triangle.
Now the slide is done.
Cut the toilet paper roll in half. 
Get some popsicle sticks.
Use a hot glue gun to stick the popsicle stick on the toilet paper roll.
Stick the ladder and the slide in circle side of the toilet paper roll and stick the rock climbing wall at the top of the popsicle stick.

Tire swing 
Get a tire.
Cut three strings the same size.
Tie it up on the tire.
Tie three strings together and stick it to popsicle stick.

See saw
Cut a long piece of cardboard.
Cut the sponge into triangle shape.
Stick a piece of paper on the sponge.
Get some string and tie the sponge and the cardboard together.
Get some glue and two popsicle sticks.
Put some glue on the popsicle stick and put it under the cardboard.
Colour a wood and let it dry.
Stick it together.

Basketball hoop
Get the lego equipments.
Then stick it together.

Merry go round 
Draw a circle.
Cut it with a craft cutter.
Make a hole in the middle of the circle.
Get a kabob stick then cut it into half.
Stick the kabob stick with a hot glue gun.
Put the circle in.
Stick the string around the kabob stick.
Cut two small tire and one big tire in half.
Stick it around the circle.
Cut some strow.
Put it top of the kabob stick.

Balance Beam
Cut two piece of 1 cm popsicle sticks.
Stick it at the each end of the popsicle stick.
Stick a coloured paper.

Get some protective disks.
Write the numbers.
Stick it on the right order.

What are you designing?
I am designing a model of a playground with Ollie and Zoe.

What's working well and why?
The hopscotch, balance beam, climbing wall ladder and basketball hoop were the ones that worked well, because we didn't have to restart it and it was easier than others.

What struggles are you encountering and why?
My struggle was working with new people, because Ollie and Zoe mucked around a lot (for example they go to their friends than talk for a long time).

What improvements would you like to make and why?
The improvements that I want to make are to make a handle and a seat for the merry go round and make a high stand presentation, because we didn't have much time to do the presentation.

What is your next step?
To pick my work partners carefully, because the partners that I picked wasn't a good choice. Also thinking carefully before I start, because some of the things in our playground was keep taking down. 

Rocket Balloon 
Introduction : What is force? 
Push is a forward force. e.g you push a door and when your friend is sitting on the swing and you can push your friend so your friend can go high.

Pull is a toward force. e.g you pull the door to close and if you pull your tote tray to take out something it's also a pull.

Gravity is another force, gravity keeps us on earth. If we didn't had gravity around the earth we will be floating around.

Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion was          
One, inertia: and object will continue to be as is until a force changes it.
Two, acceleration: when an object up increasing speed.
Three, for every action there is a reaction.

What did I do?
I did force science activity which was rocket balloon. I did with Margarette and Shileen. Savannah joined us again afterwards. 
We used 3m string, 10cm straw, normal balloon, water balloon, masking tape, chair, metre rulers and small table.
Our steps were…… 
Measure the string. 
Cut the straw into 10cm
Stick one side of the string at the table.
Put the straw into the string.
Stick the other side of the string at chair.
Stick the balloon at the top of the straw.
Blow the balloon.
Leave the balloon and see the balloon goes in the string.

What did you change?
We changed string tension, firm to loose it took the balloon 7.90 seconds to go along 3m string. We found out that when we made our string loose it goes a lot slower than we thought but when we try the same thing second time it when lot faster the time was 2.65 seconds. We were all confused. After we tried with other kind of balloon. Which was a water balloon. When we let the water balloon to go, it went very very fast. The time was 0.73 seconds. We were wondering why the water balloon goes faster than the normal balloon? I learnt that the water balloon is faster than the normal balloon and the firm string and loose string makes lot difference. The force in our rocket balloon is when we blew up and let it to go, the air inside the balloon pushes the balloon to go.

What does this learning make you wonder?
When we made the string loose, why is it slower?
After few more times with water balloon, I wondered that it could go faster because of the space in the balloons (I think water balloon have small space to take the balloon because it's long and quite skinny and the normal balloon is fat)?
I want to use this learning by teaching my brother how to make it at holidays.

Science Blog Week 
Week: 7 (second one)
What I have done?
Today I got another push and pull science activity to choose. Which was golf course and pulley system. I choosed pulley system because I wanted to find more out about the push and pull science from the pulley system and the way how and why the pulley system works. I worked with Margarette. We used box, tape, coloured papers, coloured sticker, string, hook, toilet paper roll, straw and scissor.

What I have found out?
I found out that when I pull the string towards me the paper cup slowly comes up and if I just leave the string it goes fast as a bike keep rolling off from the string. And the hook holds the string so the cup doesn't fall off. Also I have found out that if I pull or push it can move the cup. A bigger push or pull makes things speed up or slow down more quickly.

What I wonder?
I wonder if we put at the front some zig zag lines with pencils will it still make the cup goes up? I also wonder if we don't use cardboard what will be another things that we can use as a cardboard?

Science Blog Week 
Week: 7 (first one)
What I have done?
Today I did rocket balloon with Margarette and Shileen, but soon Savannah joined in. We used 3 metre string, 10cm straw, balloon, tapes, chair, metre ruler and towel holder. We worked in room 12 kitchen.

What I found out?
I learnt that when we blow the balloon smaller is until reaches the end. Also when we accidentally made the string a bit more longer I learnt that before we start we have to measure the string.

What I wonder?
When we use same 3 metre string, same size balloon and same 10cm straw, why does the time not the same? When we put the string as a shape well it work?

Science Blog Week 
Week: 6
What I have done?
Today I got to choose between three push and pull science activity which was  bouncing basketballs, chair pulley and ping pong ramp. I chose the ping pong ramp, because I wanted to know about  how far will it goes and how many times it failed and was successful. I worked with Margarette, Shileen and Grace in the tiered seating. We used two metre rulers, clipboard, books, book holder, two pipe phones and ping pong ball.

What I have found out?
Today I found out that on our first test we put the metre ruler in straight line in tiered seating and it worked, because it want as a straight line the gravity pushed the ball and the ball went straight on the hole of metre ruler. We tried at different angle it want faster but it failed a lot. We tried in more than 5 different angles but we forget to use the protractor to measure the angle so we don't really know the angle. When we made the ramp as a down and up ramp when it went down it went fast as a bike but it didn't got up because of the gravity. The gravity pushes down but it doesn't make it go up. When we tried 90 degree angle it just failed, because it didn't go straight down it went out of the course and went down.

What I wonder?
I wonder if we made the ramp more higher than we made will it can go up a bit because when we used the metre ruler it didn't went up. Also if we made the ramp as a zig zag will it work? And if we use other kind of rulers without the hole will it work or more fail than this?

Science Blog Week 
Week: 5
What I've done?
Today I got three choices it was chair pulley, ping pong ramp and basketball. I choosed chair pulley, because it looked challenging and fun. I worked with Margarette, Shileen, Grace and Larrisa. We used a chair, rope, basket and dolls.

What have I found out?
I have found out that if we push it with one hand and pull with other hand it goes more faster.

What I wonder?
I wonder if we put the chair far and string will tight then will the basket go faster?

Science Blog Week 
Week: 4
What I've done? 
I have done making catapult and rocket balloon.

What have I found out?
I have found out that when we make our catapult it made the cotton ball go higher not farther.
I have found out that the rocket balloon can go up not only down.

What I wonder?
I wonder can the catapult go backwards not forwards.
I wonder that the rocket balloon can go straight up into the air.

High Rope

High Rope
Second day at camp, we walked along the wooden bridge passed the road and we came to the highest activity in camp. The high ropes. It was very high and I felt like I am an ant standing in the wood pieces on the ground. We were looking and listening to Ollie who's explaining us but only a couple of words got into my head. The 10 minutes was like 1 hour.

 After all the talk and explaining we get into groups and we line up in front of the giant ladder. I felt like bursting with excitement like the popcorns jumping out of the popcorn machine. When it was my turn I raced to the front. We all got checked for the safety and now we're ready to go. I put my first step onto the ladder. The ladder was extra wobbly, because two groups were climbing up the ladder. First and second was easy to get up, but it's getting more difficult. I felt nervous and scared it was more difficult than I thought. I thought that I might fall down. 

 I went half way through the course and I got down. My legs were very tired.

After one more go my legs were like a jelly that nearly broke.

Thursday, 11 May 2017


No one noticed me for a year. I was waiting on the top of the shelf for someone to buy me.

 One day before Christmas I was still waiting. But I was feeling something today, like someone will buy me tonight. It was true. A girl call Grace came in with her mum and she bought me. I was bursting with excitement like popcorns coming out of the popcorn machine. 

I was a superstar for a little bit before Grace started finding another headband to replace me with. Pink and silver were her favourite colours so I couldn't compete against that. She loved the new one. She never wore me again. 

One unexpected sunny day Grace put me into the pretty purple box with all the stuff that she doesn't use then she donated me to a young girl called Ella who lived beside our house. 

The good thing was she loved me. Ella wore me every day I always slept on the brown bedside table just beside Ella’s pink and white bed.

Every morning everything start with excitement. Every night I was always thinking what I'm going to do tomorrow but the thing was the time went very very fast and soon Ella got older, older and older. She didn't donate me but she put me onto the wooden shelf with the thing that was a part of her memories.

 One rainy morning Ella’s family came into our house and they looked around and were busy talking. Ella’s big sister’s daughter called Ruby kept looking at me. And she wants me. Ella gave me to Ruby when they are having dinner. Next morning I was on way to Ruby's house and I knew that it will be the starting of my new life.

In my writing I have emotion words and some wow words.

My next step is to use ‘alliteration’ in my writing.

Sunday, 9 April 2017


I am cherry, strawberry and watermelon. I am a fire that you made at some nights. I am shy. I am a red tomatoes that you eat. I am a red school uniform I wear. I am a red iPad case that covers an iPad. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Some people I've taught how to make flax flowers 
Enjoy playing with my friends
One of my friends are moving soon
Have nice friends
Yeah I have great teachers for the three years I've been here
Use lots of stuff to make
New Zealand is my new home
Like crafting
Enjoy school time
Entering school each day I can think a lot of things