Friday, 31 October 2014

Athletics Goals

Here are some goals that I think I could work on when I am doing Athletics. Here are the goals that are the ones I think I could improve on. Here is a poster that I have been working on so you can see what my goals are.




Friday, 24 October 2014

Prove it (Maths)

In maths we were told to make a poster or a movie of some sort and then we would prove it to a teacher or adult. What a prove it is, is a  thing where you make something to show that you know how to do it. There is a graph that the teacher signs so you can manage the prove it. There is only one type of signature on the prove it box on my graph. But you do not actually have to have the same teacher that you prove it to. Here is a picture of the prove it that I did. My W.A.L.T: Add and Subtract using fives facts.




Friday, 19 September 2014

Housing Inquiry

W.A.L.T: gathering information

Description: Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different houses around the world. First we chose a question and then researched to find the answer to our question. Our question was ‘What are houses like in England and why are they like this? Each group had to pick a country and inquiry into what their houses are like, present their findings in a Haiku Deck and then build their house in Minecraft.



I think I am Practitioner because I can look at a range of sources and show how it's to do with the topic. 



Evaluation:

1. What are you most proud of? My house on minecraft because it looks very much like an apartment loft.

2. What did you find challenging? Getting good information to make an interesting Haiku Deck

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is? To find a bit more information and research the types of things that you would find underground.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Writing Sample

W.A.L.T: Entertain

My writing goal this term was to use simile, metaphor and emotive language
                   

 SUCCESS CRITERIA
  • My goal is to use rich and precise language to make it more entertaining! 
Task: Craft a Free-Choice piece of writing. Show my goal in the piece of writing.
Structure: I have organized and sequenced my ideas into paragraphs for purpose and effect.

Here is my whole piece of writing my edited part is blue. That will have most of my goal in it.
Evaluation:

What part am I most proud of? I am most proud of the first sentence in my edited part because I like action in story's and that is what happened in that sentence.

I have most improved by? Thinking harder and that made me think of rich language which helped my goal improve.

What goal could I work on next time? I could work on my metaphors and similes because I have never done that goal before and I would like to learn about them.

Before

The Oak Tree I had thought to myself. Was that where all the riddles were? I ran out of the castle and noticed that the oak tree had been shattered to pieces of wood. I found a piece of tattered muddy paper lying on the ground. It had a riddle on it. It seemed to be like the one the lady had told me. Well it started like what I heard. What has roots that nobody sees and is taller than trees. Up and Up it goes but it never grows. That was it. All I had had to do was find out the riddle. I was so excited that I had bumped into something that was bumpy and squishy. Oh no. Here trouble comes. I opened my eyes to see the most horrible looking troll. It had lots of bumpy warts. It had evil looking eyes that looked like slits. But yet it was holding out it's hand for me to get up. I could not say no. I knew what trolls were like. They would burst out crying as soon as they did not get what they wanted. I took the trolls hand. The troll heaved me up. It was amazing to feel how strong he was. Dripping from his nose appeared to be snot. I grabbed my tissue from my rucksack and gave it to him. It was wrong, I had thought to myself, to give him the tissue. He had put it inside his pocket. Finally I had had someone big to protect me. The only problem was that he was not fast at all. It had taken two hours to walk one meter to his old cave. "Wait a minute!" I had thought."That is the cave I thought was the bear's, but it is not. It is the troll's." I had longed to go in there and now this is my chance. I had to. There was a lot of rubbish. But there was a big fire burning which was nice and warm. I noticed something strange about the cave. It was made out of chocolate. That why it was melting. Chocolatey goodness slithered down the edible walls. I was about to warn the troll. But he had something else on his mind.

After


The Oak Tree! I suddenly realised. Was that where the next riddle was? Sprinting to the clearing I was overwhelmed by how light it now was. Instead of a monstrous king towering over its subjects,  shattered splinters of the dead man littered the stoney ground. A hint of whiteness poked out from under a wiggly piece of trunk. Gently, I pluck the tattered, muddy piece of paper from its prison.  It had a riddle on it! It seemed to be like the one the lady had told me.

“What has roots that nobody sees and is taller than trees. Up and up it goes but yet it never grows.”

That was it. All I had to do was find out the riddle. Jumping around I bumped into something that was bumpy and squishy. Oh no. Here comes trouble. Opening my eyes I see the most horrible looking troll. Bumpy warts covered it's fat chunky body. Evil looking eyes fell upon me that looked like slits. Yet it was holding out it's hand for me to get up. Could I say no. No that was not right. People knew what trolls were like. Crying as soon as they did not get what they wanted. Taking the trolls hand I felt something trickle down my wrist. Troll snot! The troll heaved me up. Dripping from his nose appeared to be snot. The snot seemed to be erupting from his nose. I grabbed my tissue from my rucksack and gave it to him. He put it inside his pouch. Finally I had someone big to secure me. The only problem was that he was not fast at all. It took 2 hours to walk one meter to his old underground chamber. Wait a minute I thought that the underground chamber was the bear's. It is the troll's. I longed to go in there and now this is my chance. I had to. There was a lot of nonsense around the place. But there was a big fire burning which was pleasant and cozy. Noticing something unusual about the cave, I stared at it curiously. It was made out of chocolate. That was why it was dissolving. Chocolatey goodness slithered down the edible walls. I was about to alert the troll. But he had something else that he was attending to.

Original draft

Chapter 1

Falling

My name is Christopher and this is my story. By the time this day is done I will be dead, so I do not have much time to write this. But I will try.

It all started when mum told me to fetch the plumber. The shower wasn't working and we had just moved in. We came from Aussie and England was a new place to us, I had never traveled out of Aussie and this was an exciting experience. As I trotted along I soaked in my surroundings like a giant, wet sponge. Trees, big buildings and people. People! All sorts of them, big people, odd looking people, tiny people, big, fat jolly Santa clauses of people. But all talking in the same strange accent.
"I wonder if I could talk like that?" I thought to myself, swinging my large rucksack over my shoulder. As I was walking I was not paying any attention to where I was going. All of a sudden the ground beneath me caved in. Darkness closed around me like a cold blanket as I fell, blocking all light out.



Crash! I landed with a thump! Everything around me was black like a cloudy winters night. Carefully I got to my feet. I took one nervous step forward and walked straight into a giant brick wall. Everything went inky black as I fell back and hit my head hard on the unseen ground.


Suddenly I woke with a terrible pain in my back. I was in a deserted town. Silence was all around me. I didn't like this place. I didn't know why, but it had this creepy feel to it. Like it was deserted for a reason. I wanted to leave that horrible place right then. I wish I had, then I wouldn't be here. But I am and I can't go back and change that. Anyway, I stood up, my back stinging and looked carefully at my surroundings. Old houses lined worn cobbled streets that looked as though they had been there for a century. Maybe they had. But I couldn't tell. Reluctantly I walked slowly down the abandoned streets and towards a large temple in the center of the small town. I pulled myself up the long train of stairs, to the top of the intimidating temple. which was decorated with dark blue marble. I stooped down and almost had to crawl to get through the tiny entrance. I had entered a Sacred Temple of Doom!

The wind howled pitifully outside. That's funny!" I had thought to myself "There wasn't even a slight breeze when I was out there a second ago. Something felt very strange. I had felt empty inside. I then reached for my rucksack and pulled out a huge bun. I was just about to take a bite when something strange had whipped past me and snatched my bun straight out of my hand. Then I looked up and saw a beautiful girl standing there munching a bun that looked exactly the same as mine. She had looked up at me, she had had pretty golden locks that tumbled down her perfectly positioned shoulders, she had  also been wearing a simple white dress that seemed to glow with her beauty. The only thing wrong that had seemed wrong  with her looks were her eyes. They were red and bloodshot and had a evil look about them. It had been strange seeing such a beautiful girl in that horrible place at that moment. I did not know what to do, so I just stood there motionless. But I could not move because of her beauty. She started walking slowly up to me in a girly sort of way. She did not seem so girly. She suddenly let out a terrible scream. Then she stopped dead in her tracks. She fell to the ground. I was ready to run for my life but some how could not bring myself to. I walked cautiously over to her I stared down at her anxiously. She did not look alright to just leave there. So I gently lifted her and then gently flung her over my shoulder. She was not as heavy as I had thought. I walked around the deadly place curiously. I finally found an abandoned home that looked safe enough. I put her down. But then she suddenly sprang up. I let out a scream she had eaten half of my shoulder.  Blood oozed down my back and peppered the road with dark red spots. I did not give any notice of what she was doing I ran for my life. Finally when I thought had lost the town came to a halt. I was in a giant clearing with a river running through middle of it. The sound of the river was the noise the place seemed peaceful not like the town. I sat down on the soft, damp grass and checked my shoulder, or what was left of it. I could not see a thing really the mist that covered the whole clearing. I saw a glint of light or was it gold. I sprang up from the damp wet grass. I ran over to see what it was. Bear, I saw a big hairy bear. It had a big gold chain on it’s neck. I followed the chain with my eyes until my eyes sat upon a turtle. The turtle had a large shell with green criss-cross patterns spread over it. I could not believe my eyes. Why was a turtle guarding such an old grizzly bear? My eyes turned back and I noticed a big hill. It had a big gloomy cave that sheltered a knotted oak tree. I was wondering if the cave was that bears. But why was he not in it? Of course he was sleeping.

Suddenly the lights all around me shot out into the dark with a big CLICK! It was dark now. I could not see one thing. I could not run and get shelter from anywhere because I couldn't even see my own hand in front of my face . Then my brain popped with a idea. A big light sprang up above my head. When I had stopped thinking the light would go out. I could not stop thinking. If I had I would not have been able to see. I ran for my life to the big cave. There seemed to be a big screeching from up high in the tree. It sounded identical to the one from that girl who bit my arm. Suddenly the light went out. "Oh no!" I had thought to myself.

I was nearly there. Then I jumped with fright. Something had popped out of the tree and landed right next to me. It was the girl. She had screeched out a terrible scream and tossed her hair back. She started to scooch next to me. I had noticed it was the same shoulder she was trying to bite. I imagined my shoulder only being a bone and no skin. Then I had had an idea. The light flicked on above my head. I screamed out something random. Then the turtle had woken up and tugged on the gold chain. The bear woke up with a roar and began to pull on the rope. The girl was still scooching towards me. The turtle jumped onto the bear and they had started running for me. I then realised this was the chance for me to escape. But where could I have goon. The old castle? I dodged the bear but he went right through the space between me and the girl. I was hoping for the girl to get tripped and taken. But instead she had the same idea as me. We both ran to the castle like maniacs. What was wrong with me. I had run through the golden rusty gates. The castle was made out of stone. Then I spotted a rusty old sign lying on the ground before my feet. It read..... TORTURE OF DEATH. The words seemed to be written in blood. I had not wanted to be embarrassed beside the girl. So I walked in anxiously. My heart beating faster than a cheetah can run. A tickle had run up my spine. There seemed to be some ghostly air surrounding my body. It was cold and dark in there. There was nothing to be seen except for an old ripped up blanket. I spoke in a low nervous voice. There was a slurping sound behind me. I turned around and jumped in surprise. My shoes tapped on the ground. Then suddenly a man looked up from the girl and had stared at me in wonder. He looked exactly the same to the girl except for he was a man. The girl belonged to this place. The man was her father. Then a women had tapped me on the shoulder. I turned round to smell a horrible thing coming out of her mouth. Snake, I yelled in confusion. The lady stared at me curious to know what I was. The lady started speaking in a voice so high. The parts I heard were. What has roots that nobody sees and is taller than trees. That was strange it sounded all like a well written riddle. Then the women walked away with nothing else to say.

Chapter 2
I Arrive at the Tree of Riddles

This is the Part I have Chosen to Focus on! Edited Piece
The Oak Tree! I suddenly realised. Was that where the next riddle was? Sprinting to the clearing I was overwhelmed by how light it now was. Instead of a monstrous king towering over its subjects,  shattered splinters of the dead man littered the stoney ground. A hint of whiteness poked out from under a wiggly piece of trunk. Gently, I pluck the tattered, muddy piece of paper from its prison.  It had a riddle on it! It seemed to be like the one the lady had told me.

“What has roots that nobody sees and is taller than trees. Up and up it goes but yet it never grows.”

That was it. All I had to do was find out the riddle. Jumping around I bumped into something that was bumpy and squishy. Oh no. Here comes trouble. Opening my eyes I see the most horrible looking troll. Bumpy warts covered it's fat chunky body. Evil looking eyes fell upon me that looked like slits. Yet it was holding out it's hand for me to get up. Could I say no. No that was not right. People knew what trolls were like. Crying as soon as they did not get what they wanted. Taking the trolls hand I felt something trickle down my wrist. Troll snot! The troll heaved me up. Dripping from his nose appeared to be snot. The snot seemed to be erupting from his nose. I grabbed my tissue from my rucksack and gave it to him. He put it inside his pouch. Finally I had someone big to secure me. The only problem was that he was not fast at all. It took 2 hours to walk one meter to his old underground chamber. Wait a minute I thought that the underground chamber was the bear's. It is the troll's. I longed to go in there and now this is my chance. I had to. There was a lot of nonsense around the place. But there was a big fire burning which was pleasant and cozy. Noticing something unusual about the cave, I stared at it curiously. It was made out of chocolate. That was why it was dissolving. Chocolatey goodness slithered down the edible walls. I was about to alert the troll. But he had something else that he was attending to. Behind us a dark shape was creeping towards the cave. As it advanced it turned into a large shadow. It was a creature that I had only known from storybooks. It was a pink, fluffy, unicorn. But it was evil. I did not know that though. I wanted to run up to it and stroke it's glossy back. But something held me back. The last time I did something like that I lost a lot of blood for it. I decided to turn around and slowly walk away, because I couldn’t do anything without putting myself in a position where I could be hurt. As I walked I cry of agony rang through the clearing. I turned around to find that the unicorn had bitten the kind troll. I could not believe it. My mouth was wide open with surprise. I had thought that unicorns were kind and loveable creatures. I sprinted to the trolls ad. Pulling out the snotty handkerchief from his pocket and wrapping it around the bloody wound. The unicorn licked it’s wet lips and clearly decided it wanted more. My eyes roved the clearing, searching for something to fend the creature off. Spotting the oak tree I dragged the troll towards it hoping, it would protect us for a while. Then I hit something hard and fell backwards. I heard a deep voice booming in the trees above. " To enter here you have to find, the answer to a riddle." Here's your riddle answer clear what you think you know. What has roots that nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet it never grows?" The voice said.

Oh no! I was horrible at riddles. My face fell. This was the end of the road. I could not do riddles that was it. But I would try anyway. The gravel beneath my feet crunched and crackled as I tapped my shoes, thinking. There was no gravel in the clearing though. Just pure, green, grass. I stared down. Below me was a thousand meter drop at the least. It was a mountain. I had been teleported on top, of a mountain. I hated this place. I still do. An annoying voice squawked above " Oh for goodness sake. This is an easy one. On top of the answer to." It was an owl. I pondered over his words. 'On top of the answer to'. Realisation dawned over me. "The answer is a mountain." I said, my voice clear and confident. "Correct the voice boomed! Then I punched my arm in the air feeling so pleased with myself. I knew I could not have done better. I looked around for the unicorn. It was nowhere in sight. I released I was inside the tree. "It took you long enough!" The owl from the mountain said. I looked up in surprise. I hadn't realised he was there. Was he even a boy! "Yes for your information I am a boy and if you have not noticed I am also an owl or an Tyto alba, a barn owl. But..." He said taking a deep breath "You wouldn't understand that for you are just a puny child!" "Excuse em wa!"" I replied. " As a matter of fact I am the top of my class. Thank you very much!" A load of old tosh and that is the end of it." The grumpy and rude owl squawked. "My name is George pleased to meet you." He said every word in a rush, as though the world would end any minute. "Okay..." I said "My name is Christopher." " Another riddle!" It was the voice from the mountain again. " Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters!" I had no idea! The wind whipped my hair pulling me forwards across some sort of soft substance. I looked down to see what it was. My feet weren't touching any thing. I was hovering above the ground. The wind was pulling me up. It was as strong as an elephant. It mercilessly sunk its invisible teeth into my soft skin, leaving nothing but a bright pink spot on my cheek. Toothless bites… What could that mean I thought to myself what could this mean. I have to get this I told myself. Nervously I blurted out an incredibly wrong answer. “Wind”. No what had I done. I was eagerly waiting for the owl to excitedly say. “INCORRECT”. But it did not come. Suddenly a blanket of happiness fell upon me. The wind washing it off. Clearly made my face into a half circle. The owl muttering away. Shouted. “ CORRECT”. I could not believe it. My mind racing with other thoughts. Would there be another riddle to answer. 

Feedback/Feedforward: I like the way you used your goal (rich language). You really hold your own in every sentence. You do not really need to work on anything. but still put some paragraphs in. Olivia B:)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Maths Sample

W.A.L.T: We are learning how to extend a repeating picture pattern and use number strategies to think ahead.






































What if you had to work out the 10th Pattern what would that be?
I worked it out by working out the multiplication which is 10x3 = 30

I knew that it was 10x3 because there are 3 rods in each triangle and I was working out the 10th pattern.

Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.

Task: Make a short movie to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.

Criteria:
  • Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it. Orange
  • Clear message Green
  • Two questions to show your learning Orange
  • Correct answer Green
Evaluation:
  1. What are you most proud of and why?  I am pleased with my colour choices and the layout of my poster.
  1. What challenged you the most and why? The most challenging part was to create a question that would challenge me not just choosing a question that I already know.
  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? I think I should work towards putting how I did it and at least 1 more question.
Feedback/Feedforward:

I think you did a great poster and I really like how you have explained it. Maybe next time you could have 2 question because they might not understand the first one.

Friday, 29 August 2014

The Learning Pit

W.A.L.A: The Learning Pit


























Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

Criteria:
Draw the Learning Pit. Green
List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit. Green
List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit. Orange
Label where good learning happens. Orange
List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit. Orange

Evaluation:
Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit. Maths
How did you feel when you were in the pit?
1. Hard
2. Challenging
3. Frustrated

What did you do to work out of the pit? I challenged myself with other questions and I used them to work out the answer to an other question to prove it.

Feedback/Feedforward:
Good work Rosalind I think you could give a stronger
Evaluation.
Kobe:)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Research

This is my research that I have been doing with a buddy named Amy. Amy and I have found out some things about places and schools that support the people with a disability. We have been researching for weeks. Our teachers have taught us these stages. Get it, Sort it, Use it. We are now up to the use it part but we still have some questions to ask.

We are up to the Use it part that is why we are showing you all the questions that we have answered and if you would like to know them. Here is a picture of what our questions were and what research we have done to figure them out.

Friday, 8 August 2014

How the Kiwi Writing

Her is some writing that we have to write. We got this peice of writing and the idea from a show. Hope you enjoy reading it.

The Biggest Fish I Ever Caught

"Mum", I say "I've caught an enormous one!".  "Wow!", Mum screams.  "We are going to have a big dinner tonight".  "No", I say.  "Why not" Mum says in anger.  "Because it is an adult and it might have babies".  Mum threw it in the sea.  But she does not clutch on to it with a wet towel! "Oh no".   "What?" says Mum. "You rubbed off the protection of the fish! You have made it have a disease and then it will spread all around the fish and we will not be able to catch any more".
 "Do it yourself" Mum says in irritation.

Mum arranges the fishing rod to a perfect position.  "Where is Dad." I ask.  "He has gone swimming" Mum says, still annoyed.  Mum hands me the fishing rod.  I  cast it out into the water. "Feeling anything?".  Mum shouts over the huge crashing of the waves.  "Sure am" I say excitedly. I heave out an enormous fish.  My mouth is open wide.  Mum gasps.

It's Dad!  Dad has got a hook stuck up his nose!  "Well, we will not be using that hook again will we!

By Rosalind









Thursday, 7 August 2014

2 Pic One Word

Here is a 2 Pic one Word. See If you can work it out.



Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Te Reo Maori Poster

W.A.L.T: Communicate a Message































Description: We have been participating in 3 different workshops around colour, compositions and fonts.  We put these skills to use in a poster sharing our knowledge about Te Reo Maori.


Purpose: We are doing this so other people can look on my blog and learn the maori words themselves.

Process: We had to go to at least three workshops to work on one thing that would be a good idea to put into our post.

Learning: The learning was to make sure that you understood what they meant in maori and what they were.


Criteria


Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster and relates to my message. 👍
Composition:  My poster needs to be balanced.👍
Font:  My font is clear, readable and suits the message. 👍
Colour:  I have used 2-3 colours that are complementary.  My background choice makes the text pop!👌
Accuracy:  All of the words on my poster are spelt correctly.👍


Evaluation
1-What are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of making a poster of Maori greetings because I do not know much Maori.

I think I was a green target because I had a very good layout and colour.













Feedback/Feedfoward: That looks like a very nice layout. But I think you should check your spelling before you post it. Mum











2-What challenged you the most and why? What challenged me the most is learning how to say them and how to write them down because it's not normal to how I write it.

3-Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? I think I could work on making the poster on a different app or device because I use pic college all the time for my posters.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Matariki Concert

Here is a slideshow that the Deputy Princeabal made. I have put it on my blog because I was in it and people you did not get to see it. Here is a slideshow what it looked like. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hangi Poster

W.A.L.T: Create a Poster
We had to make a poster. Our question was: How Does A Hangi Cook Our Food?
Science Behind the It: The rocks get the heat from the fire. The rocks release the heat from them and starts cooking the food. The sacks are the insulator that go over top. If there is a hole in the sacks the food will get cold. It is called the insulator. When you put the rocks in the fire the fire heats the rocks up. It is called Conduction because two objects are jammed together. Conduction is the transfer of energy through matter from particle to particle. For example, a spoon in a cup of hot soup becomes warmer because the heat from the soup is conducted along the spoon.







Smarty Goals

W.A.L.T: Set Smart Goals
On Monday I got my report and in my report it had all the things I needed to work on and the things I have achieved.

My writing goal is to: My next goal is to put similes, metaphors, onamatopoiea, and imagery to support meaning and enhance impact.
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because: My teacher has given me feedfoward in my report.

I will accomplish my goal by: Practicing my writing and putting those things in it. My main thing I will be practicing metaphors.


My reading goal is to: My main goal is to compare and contrast a variety of different texts.
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because... My teacher has given me feed forward so I have something to achieve.

I will accomplish my goal by: Scanning different books and comparing them. To make connections.

My maths goal is to: My next goal is to make choices between a range of strategies to solve specific problems.
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because: My maths teacher has said that I need to work on that because I have not done that well.

I will accomplish my goal by: Practicing and learning new strategies and when I know them I can use them in maths workshops. To work out questions I do not know with the faster strategies.

Personal Goal: I want to get better at working in a team because I do not listen to the other people's ideas in a group that I am working in.

I want to accomplish these goals by the end of Term 3.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Grasshopper Tennis Sample

Description- What is Grasshopper Tennis? Grasshopper Tennis is a workshop that everyone has once a week. It is a tennis lesson with big John. We have leant a variety of skills with a tennis racket. I have enjoyed doing grasshopper tennis with big John because he has entertained me.

1) What are you most proud of?
A: I was most proud of that I could do the cheese slice a bit better than before.

2) What challenged you the most and why?
A: The cheese slice challenged me the most because the part you were hitting it on was very thin and slim.

3) Next time, what is your goal you can work towards?
A: Work on getting to stop the ball when you throw it up instantly.

Why: To reflect on how we are going with the tennis skills we have learnt. We will share this during our Student Led Conference.

When: Week 8

Who: The World

Purpose: The purpose was to get people out there in the morning to get some excersise and refreshment.

Process: In the mornings we would come out to the court and have some tennis lessons.

Learning: The learning was to become a fantastic tennis player and to learn new skills in tennis.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think that you are very good at patting the dog because you won't kill it. ( Patting the dog is when you grab a ball and pat the ball with your raquet) Amy(:

Evaluation: I think I did a great job of telling the truth on the targets. I think I have learnt a lot this term about tennis and the skills you can have to be a great tennis player.






































                                     

Spelling Activity

W.A.L.T: Show that we know what your spelling words mean and use them in a sentence. Description- We had to make some sentences that had words in it from our spelling words. I have highlited the words that are in my spelling words.



Thursday, 19 June 2014

Times Tables's Poster

Here is a poster that Hannah, Georgia and I made to help you with your. 6 Times tables, 9 Times tables and your 8 times tables. I hope you learn your times tables fast by using this helpful poster.
This poster helped me a lot so I am sure it will help you. Maths is in everything so this poster will help you get better at everything. Keep practicing your times tables.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Integrity Sample

W.A.L.T: Show Integrity
Why:  To showcase the Tuakana/Teina that we foster at Russell Street School and our understanding of this terms value of Integrity. We will share this during our Student Led Conference.
When: Week 7
Who: The World
Task: We are making a short movie that shows what Integrity looks like with our little buddy.
Description: Troy and Chris shared with us some movies that demonstrate people showing Integrity when it looked like they were not going to show it. Our goal was to create our own movies that showed Integrity at school.
  1. Evaluation - I think I did a great job because I edited it very well. I think I need to work on getting less people in the background while videoing.(assess against the target/criteria)
  2. Feedback/feedforward: I think you did a great job and it looks like you understand what integrity is. Milania:)
Purpose: The purpose was to show that you understand what integrity is.
Learning: The learning was to show integrity.
Process: Make a movie about showing integrity and not. Publish it to YouTube and put it on your blog. 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Science Sample

W.A.L.T: Show our understanding of how energy works. We have been learning about energy. To show our learning, we have made a movie to show how energy works.
What: Make a video (no longer than 30 seconds) about our understanding of energy.i.e. States of Matter, Potential and Kenetic Energy, Newtons Cradle or forms of energy like Radiation, Convection or Coduction.
Why: To show what we know about how energy works, to share during our Stundent Led Conference.
When: Week 6
Who: I am going to show it to the people who go on my blog so that I have evidence that I know about energy and how it works.
Feedback/Feedfoward:
Great post Rosalind. It is good to use equipment to demonstrate your understanding. It helps others to see what you mean. I wonder if next time you might use the voice over feature to make your talking easier to hear.
From Ebony

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Writing Sample

W.A.L.T: Inform.Here is a writing sample that I have been working on about the three states of matter, Radiation, Convection and Conduction. Our focus this term was about how to act like a real scientist.
What: We have done some writing to show some evidence of what we know.  We are publishing a piece of writing.
Why: We have done this because we want to learn more about science and more about it. Also to share our blog during our Student Led Coference.
Description: Write an explanation about some thing you have learnt about energy.
When: I did this post in Week 6
Who: I am going to show this to the world so they can see that I know about this stuff and I can move on to a different part of science.
Feedback/Feedfoward: I think that you have done a great job. You should be proud of what you learnt.

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Published Sample

Heat and Temperature 

Heat and Temperature are not the same because heat is just hot but temperature can be cold or hot. Hot and cold id thermal energy. For example if I was I a freezer. Then if I wanted to be by the heater I would be wanting to get to the same temperature because I would have been cold before.


People use a thermometer to see how cold and hot things are. So for another example if you put two index fingers in warm 
water and one in cold water then put them both in a normal temperature if water. It would be very hard for your fingers to get to the same.

We put a thermometer outside to see what the temperature was. It was 10. Then when we started

holding it, it went up to 30.

Newtons Cradle

How does a Newton's Cradle Work? A Newton's Cradle works like this. If you pull a ball and then let it go. Then it will create some kinetic energy. There are five balls and when you let it go it will create

energy to go through the balls and the last one will be effected.

Every action has an opposite reaction. If you lifted a ball up and then dropped it, it would hit the other four balls. It would create energy to take a reaction and the last ball will fly through the air.

The balls are held on with string. The balls are metal so when the clang together they make a nice sound and will not break. That is how one works. But what is it made out of? A Newton's Cradle is

made out of:
  • String
  • Metal
  • Science
The Newton's Cradle was made by a man called Newton. He did not know how to 
A Newton's Cradle. So he made a diagram to show his evidence.

  • use a range of verbs (evaporate, melt, etc.)
  • use a variety of specific vocabulary (matter, solid, liquid, gas)
  • add significant detail to describe each part (examples, diagram, giff)
  • vary sentence starters
  • organise my ideas into at least 5 paragraphs




Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Mnemonic Sample

Here is my mnemonic. We could do it off our spelling words but I just had thought of this word. A mnemonic is something where you choose a word and then you use it in a way that it makes a sentence of words starting with the letters of the word you choose. W.A.L.T: Rote Learn(learn off by heart). The purpose of doing this was so that I can learn what a mnemonic is. I did this poster by using pic collage the app. The app creates great and cool looking posters. I learnt what a mnemonic was and how you make one. I think I did a great job but I think I need to work on choosing a spelling word. Another purpose that I thought of was the purpose is so that I learn my spelling words. Feedback/Feedfoward: I think that you did a great job. Emma. I want to show to people in the world that I know what a mnemonic is. I did this poster in week five.

Naughty Poster

Here is a naughty poster that I had to do. I had to do it about me doing something naughty or something that someone else has done naughty that I have seen them do. I am doing this poster to show what things I have done naughty in my life. W.A.L.T: Show what things you have done naughty in your life.
Feedback: Wow Rosalind that is amazing poster. What was I doing naughty? Well I was grabbing the taxi vans L&P and pretending to drink it.



Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Maths Sample

In class we had to do a maths sample showing what strategy we can use to work out a question. Here is my working out and answers.

W.A.L.T: Use double and half strategy.

I did this because I wanted everyone to know a better way of working out multiplication problems.

Feedback/Feedfoward: I think you did a great description and you don't need to work on anything because is a great why to show what you were doing. Taylor

































Halving (Maths)

I am making a Maths Poster.  W.A.L.T: Split This is a poster that I made in my maths workshop. I am telling you about a strategy that I learnt. The question is 16x5=  Here is a strategy that helped me to work it out. Feedback/Feedfoward: I think that you have showed great learning and know how to do your strategy well. I think you need to work on putting more detail and presenting it more like a really important thing. I did this because I wanted to learn about strategy more to help me figure out the answers. I made this post in week 5. I want the world to go on my blog and see that I know a strategy to work out any question. Task: The task is to make a poster to show you know how to work out a question. I learnt a new strategy. I think I did really well because I put time and effort into my poster to make it look good and to get things right.




Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Maths

In my workshop I had to show how to work out a question by using this strategy. Here is the question and how I worked it out. I worked out a question by halving 20 and doubling 5. Half of 20 is ten and double 5 is 10 so after that I just had to know what 10x10= And I knew what the answer is. It is 100 Because 10 groups of 10 equals hundred. I am doing this post to show you how I can work out a strategy using the double and half. We are making a Maths poster. I am showing the world that I can work out a strategy on my own without any help. W.A.L.T: Double and Half Strategy. The task is to make a poster to show that we can work out a question using a strategy. I learnt how to work out a question with this strategy. I think I did a great job because I thought about the poster and took time and effort into it. Feedback/Feedfoward: I think you did a great job but I think you need to work on putting more detail on it.



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Outside Letters

W.A.L.T.: Create

Task: Create your name by taking photos of letters in your name

Here is my name


I think it was really hard finding eight letters. I like the R best.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Tables Challenge

We are recording a graph about our tables challenge. It records how we have been doing in our tests. I am on level E.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Writers Notebook

Here is some drawings of things that are hot and things that are not. A writers notebook is a place to write down your thoughts, feelings, learning and what you are thinking.





































Monday, 12 May 2014

States of Matter

Here is a work sheet that our class did. W.A.L.T : Learn about matter and energy.
Here is what I have done on my worksheet.


























Reflection: I am pleased with my worksheet because I got everything right.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Spelling Test

W.A.L.T: Learn to spell
We did a spelling test it had 300 words in it. Reflection: I think I did very well because I got the best score out of my class.

























Thursday, 8 May 2014

Learning Partener

Here is a poster me and my learning partner made together. We made it so we would know about each other much better.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Raffle for a Ride

W.A.L.T: Write a News Report

Success Criteria:
Write a news report to inform people about it.

The day had come. At Russell Street School there was going to be a big event. Raffle for a Ride!!!
On Thursday. The rain poured down as the children stand waiting to spy their favourite vehicle. All I could hear was the rain pattering on the roof of the school and the children screaming and there body's getting filled up with excitement. There were lots of cars. Big cars little cars and different coloured cars.

 As I lined up to go to the ambulance a shiver climbed up my spine. It was my turn to go into the ambulance. I touched the door and heaved my self up. It felt cold and dry inside. I could see lots of buttons at the front of the vehicle. All I could smell was the smell of hand sanitizer filling up the room.

The helicopter was here. I was still in the ambulance when it was here. I was looking out the small space in the window. The propellers whirled round and round it made me quite dizzy. The helicopter landed with a thump on the soft green fresh grass. As the propellers were still going the children jumped out. The leaves blew round and round. It made it look very windy but just in one small spot. It took off very slowly as we all waved goodbye. There's were only 30 students who got to go into a vehicle out of the whole school. I entered but unfortunately I did not win. The people who one got there by the flash cars picking up the people from there houses. I loved the day that we had. I enjoyed it so much.

Written By Rosalind








Monday, 14 April 2014

Bookclub Tasks

Logo
We had to make a logo about our life and what we love to do. Here it is. W.A.L.T: Make inferences to better understand the author's message.










Birth Story
I had to ask my parents about my birth story. Here it is written down. W.A.L.T: To use various sources of information to better understand the author's message.











Here is my 2 things that I would say in class so everyone would know about me. I also put Auggie's in there so that you could compare them together. W.A.L.T: Make inferences to better understand the author's message.











Here is a PMI chart about if August should go to school or not. P is the good reasons why he should go to school. M is the not good reasons why he should go to school. I is the interesting things about why he should go to school. W.A.L.T: Make inferences to better understand the author's message.










We had to do another task by saying things about how August is growing up.










We also had to say how August would be an inspiration to others.
W.A.L.T: Make inferences to better understand the author's message.










We also had to ask some questions to the author. Here are my questions to ask the author.
W.A.L.T: To use various sources of information to better understand the author's message.










I am asked to decide if August should get detention or not. This is what I think.
W.A.L.T: Consider alternative viewpoints to better understand the author's message.










Via and August Description of Halloween.
W.A.L.T: Consider alternative viewpoints better understand the author's message.