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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Cinnamon And Jam Muffin

Today at Technicraft year sevens received a recipe for cinnamon and jam muffin. First we had to put on our aprons then we washed our hands before getting out the cooking equipment. Once we had finished putting all the equipment we needed on our tables, each group had to decide who would do the wet and dry ingredients.

I put all the wet ingredients into one bowl while Mary put all the dry ingredients in another bowl. When all the ingredients were in their correct bowls we then combined them together to make the muffin batter. Before we put our muffins in the oven we added a sprinkle of cinnamon and a hint of jam. Five minuets before we put our trays in the oven we set it to bake and put it on 160 degree to bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Once we poked our skewer in our muffins we then checked if the skewer was clean.

When I was getting the trays out it looked cooked and ready to be served. Once the trays of muffins were out of the oven we put them on the cake cooler to cool while we were washing the dishes. After cleaning our cooking area we finally got to eat, talk and relax with our friends and that was what the year 7's cooked at Technicraft.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Milk Shakes..... Yum ๐Ÿ˜

Finally we are doing my favourite subject which is cooking with Mrs Tuipulotu. When we arrived at cooking class she was nowhere to be found. So while we were waiting patiently we told our buddies what we thought we were going to make.

 Once Mrs Tuipulotu arrived we were all excited to start cooking. The first thing we had to do was sit at a table with our buddies and take out the cooking equipment. We had to learn all the names of the equipment like serving spoon, measuring cups and all sorts. After learning about the cooking quipment we then learned where they live.  Next was the fire safety. We all had to learn about what would happen if there was a fire. Once we all learned about the cooking area we each helped each other put on our aprons, then we  washed our hands before cooking because we don't want germs in our food.

The meal we were making was milk shake. The ingredients we were using were vanilla ice-cream, Hershey chocolate sauce and whipped cream. First we used a whisk to soften the ice-cream and then pour it into our cup. Later we went to Mrs Tuipulotu for extra ice-cream. After our cups were full with ice-cream we drizzled chocolate sauce and added whipped cream. Lastly we topped off with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and we each got a straw and enjoyed our milk shake. That was what I made at Technicraft.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

My Jewllery Tree I Made At Tech

Today I finally received my jewellery tree that I created at Technicraft at Tamaki College. I worked hard in Mr Grundy's workshop to complete my tree and all that work paid off.

 First we all had to draw our woodwork so it could match the measurement.
 Then we had to write down reasons why our projects are useful. I asked Mr Grundy if he could show me how to put on the hooks correctly. After putting on my hooks I finished writing my reasons down on paper. It was time to pack up so Mr Grundy said he would finish our work for us because we had to move on to a different class which was cooking.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Beginning Of New Learning And A New Term๐Ÿค“

On Monday 1st of May 2017 term 2 had just begun. I was so excited to be back at school because I couldn't wait to see my wonderful friends and learn new things during term 2. I have to admit the holidays was fun but now I'm back at school and back learning.

 A few minutes later we started our Maths learning. We each organised ourselves into pairs like mature year 7 and 8 students. After we had completed our Maths it was time for lunch time monitors to go to their rooms. Lunch was the same as usual: pupils eating, monitors watching and teachers sometimes watching or gone to have their lunch in the staff room. Everyone went outside to play and enjoy their lunch. As soon as the bell rang everyone either went for a drink after sport or lined up outside their class or by the multipurpose.

When assembly finished we all thought that we would just go back to class, but there was a slight change of schedule due to our immunization top up. I was scared at first but as I was learning that injections help you avoid getting germs. I was happy in fact I wanted to get it done right away. Then the health nurse said that we had to get the of our parents' permission first. When I told my parents about it they were happy to sign it. When I had brought my permission slip to school I just couldn't wait to get my injection done.


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Every Child Has Hopes & Dreams

Today we had some special visitors come to Room 12 from the Everyday Theatre. First I thought it was all about acting, but as the minutes went on I realised that each time we swiped the actors in, a new scene begins.  We had to do the challenges and if we did them really well we won bonus points.

Our first challenge activity was when one person had to go  on the inside of the donut and the other person was on the outside. Then we had to summarise what our buddies said to the next person. For completing the task we received one bonus point and we had to try earn ten bonus points. Once again we swiped in Katelyn and Julia into the game as they were role playing.  The game got interesting but then they paused the game and gave us another task to do which was to get in to groups and whatever the piece of paper says we had to make a picture.

When we swiped them back in they were doing the scene called the hot seat. The way the hot seat works is:  we choose a character that we want to ask questions to,  if the person is having trouble then they can press help, if they think everybody is laughing at them then press the safe button and if you think the person is not telling the truth then we press the truth button.


When we swiped them back in the game they were up to the part when Dave goes to pick up T but when Maria opened the door she was in a bad mood and refused to let Dave take T because it was her turn to spend time with T that weekend. But as usual they had a big argument and Dave left so Katelyn and Julia decided to pause the game and move on to our next task. Our next task we participated in was to make a picture with a group and say something that popped in our head about our character on the piece of paper.


This time when they resumed the game they tried role play with a little bit of hope put into the game. When a  little bit of hope was put in everything was good and bright, the characters were being nice and working things out and it all turned out smooth. For our next task we did the same thing as our last task but we had to add a little bit of hope to our character.

We swiped them in for the last time and everything was back to normal but with all the characters nice and friendly. Our last task was to get in a circle and choose a character to give advice to and at the end of the task it was time to say goodbye but before we did we learnt a special new handshake and we got a games master badge.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

What Is A Housing?

What is a housing joint, a housing joint is a joint which is normally the joint  in the middle of the wood your using.  Before you start planing it is important to write your name on the piece of paper before it gets lost. When your planning it's a good idea to use the wood you are working with so that you know the measurement of the drawing. If you are using extra pieces like a wheel it is important to know the measurement of that too.

When you are finished planning then you can start by drawing the joint on the wood. When you think it's the right length as the wood you can begin to cut. When you are cutting be carful of the saw when your cutting because you could be badly injured. When you are cutting it may be easier to put three fingers in the handle,your thumb at the top and your pinkie under the handle. When you are in the middle of the wood then to straighten the wood you simply just tap the saw as your straightening. When you think its straight enough and the saw is not wobbling then try putting in the wood. If the wood seems like it's going to fit but it's to tight it's okay because you can simply sand paper it because it's better to have a small hole than to have a big hole and when it fits then your done.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Tabloids At Ruapotaka School

 On Wednesday 15 of February 2017 was The Ruapotaka School Tabloids,
For tabloids we were each put into a house which had  a colored flag to represent our house. My flag color was red - whero is red in Maori. Our first activity was with Mrs Holbricks. The aim of the game was to throw a beanbag into the hoop or bucket -  you get one point if you get it in the hoop, two if you get it in the bucket and three if you get it in the big bucket.

 After doing most of the activities it was time to announce the points, Whero (red) got 35 points, Kikorangi (blue) also got 35 points, Kakariki (green) got 27 points and Kowhai (yellow) got 37 which means they have the most points for now.  We will keep on trying to score more points.