Sunday, 7 December 2014

Measurement poster

Tabitha, Zara and I made a poster about measurement. We made a sketch and poster about it. Hope you like it!



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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Measurement

This term I have been learning about measurement.

I have made a poster to show you what I have been doing.


Thursday, 23 October 2014

My prove it

We have been doing some maths and I have proved it. My goal was divide by making equal sets. Here is my prove it.


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Two stars and a wish

TASK: we had to make a poster to make our two stars and a wish with. Two stars means good things and the wish means what you could do better.

Here is my two stars and a wish


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Inquiry sample

WALT Develop ideas, skills and concepts in drama
  1. Focus - become the character, placement, patience. Yes
  2. Accept Ideas and build on them yes
  3. Levels - make it interesting for the viewer need a little bit of help
  4. Space - balanced, using a mixture of all the space, don’t bunch up yes
  5. Finish on time yes
  6. Be Spontaneous yes
  7. Centre stage - main idea is always in this position yes
  8. Contribute and participate yes






Evaluation:

1. What are you most proud of? Why?
I am most proud of with how our group really worked together so we could make our act the best it can be.

2. What did you find challenging? Why?
Trying to find actions that would match the story because there wasn't much we could use.

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is? Why?
To use what we know to help us with our movement because we could just use what we know and do no research.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

ECG reflection nics inquiry group

In nics inquiry we have used the ECG reflection sheet as a tool to reflect on what we have done. ECG stands for emotion, cognition and growth. As well as doing this sheet we worked on our legend movie and made a second draft. We performed for the rest of the groups to show that we have improved.

Here is the link to our second draft

Here is my ECG.



Feedback/feedfoward from Grace the awesomest

Hi Aria,
I really like what you have said about actors or when your doing drama you have to be focused because I never thought about how you have to be focused when acting, great work. I like how you made your writing easy to read and made it bold so people could read it even clearer. Awesome Work.
I think maybe next time you could add a bit. Ore detail in your reflection and explain why you said what you said.
You Are A Great Role Model For Others Aria!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Writing sample

WALT:  Entertain

My writing goal this term was: linking ideas between paragraphs 
                                                       

SUCCESS CRITERIA
Paragraphing
My writing is organised into paragraphs, each with it’s own idea or ‘scene.’


Structure
I have organised and sequenced my ideas into paragraphs for purpose and effect.

TASK: craft a free-choice piece of writing that shows how I am developing my goal
Here is my first draft


 The lost animals                        
                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Intro 

Dear reader
Once there were some pets. ( it was quite amazing people had lions and tigers as pets.
One thing lions weren't bad and tigers were like cats. When people saw the animals they weren't afraid. They cuddled them as well as feed them. This was creepy. This is the story of how animals became wild.

Chapter one
"Roar" oh no the cranky lion has woken up. Oh lazy tiger can you bath somewhere else. Oh no my white dove sapphire vomited. Ew this is disgusting. It's 1922 I predict by 1972 that animals would be wild or exstinct. That would be terrible thing for me. I hate my real name so call me ziggy. I don't want to describe myself I want to stay a secret but the only thing I'm saying is there's something wrong with this town because I can time travel. 

Chapter two

I've seen loads of towns in the future and the past and so far this is the worst town yet. I hoped that in Palmerston North 2014 would be the best town yet. That left me in disgrace. My animals and I are very close. I couldn't bare to let them go. The only animals our town has are lions, tigers, doves, monkeys, foxes, fish, sea lions and turtles.


Chapter three

People have been coming and leaving this town to see the animals. People in this town protect there animals very well because people from other towns have come and tried to take away there animals and kill them. It's been three months since the last attack. I've got a feeling they might attack soon. I have a tracking device so I am ready for them. My white dove is fluttering round the room this means something's wrong


Chapter four

I looked outside my window in disbare there were men with cages. They had evil faces that scared the animals out of there skin. I hid them away in the cupboard under the stairs. I heard them going to people's houses and getting the animals. Finally they came to my door."We know you have animals" said the leader in a gruff voice. I said "no I don't" in a big voice even though I was very scared inside. The leader yelled at me "give me your animals otherwise we will kill you. I made a big mistake, I let them take my animals. They took them away I nearly had tantrum because I wanted them back. I looked outside and lied my head on the windowsill.

Chapter five

 Everyone was crying except me. I knew I could get them back. I ran down the stairs I tripped I rolled down the stairs in hurry. I sprinted out the door. I gazed out the door I could see them. I ran and ran, I ran until my shoes had holes in them. I through them away and kept running. I finally found them getting a drink, I got a drink and cooled of my toes. They started going across the sea. What was I going to do? I looked up, a little boat was bobbing up and down in the water. Uhhhh it was for borrow for $15, I only had 5 dollars. I gave him all my money, he said that will do.

Chapter six

"thanks" oh no I forgot the paddles, oh well I can use my hands. I am very far behind but I can still see the big boat up ahead. I'm paddling as fast as I can, I'm catching up. I'm on there tail, I'm right behind them I reach out my hand I grab there anchor. I pull myself onto the boat, so what if I don't bring the boat back. I find my animals then the guards saw me. I ran as fast as I could into one of the cabins and locked myself in. I looked ahead there was a little island. I heard the guards saying "that's good the kids locked in there, we are very close to the island.

Chapter seven

We arrived at the island, I saw them unloading the animals. They let them in pens so they couldn't leave the island. I sneaked out of the boat and saw my animals, they were whining very loud. Oh no I got caught.

By Aria Jamieson 2014

Here is my edited piece 

"We know you have animals" said the leader in a gruff voice. I said "no I don't" in a big voice even though I felt very scared inside. The leader yelled at me "give me your animals otherwise we will kill you. I made a huge mistake; they took them away. I let them take my animals away.

Chapter five

Sadly I gazed outside and lay my head on the windowsill. Everyone was crying except me. I knew I could get them back. I had potential. Everyone knew that. Suddenly I had a fantastic idea. Tripping and rolling down the stairs in such a hurry; I hurt myself but I didn't care. Dashing out the door I caught a glimpse of them, that lifted my spirits. I sprinted as fast as I could go, running until my shoes had holes in them. It didn't bother me I just threw them away and kept running. In the distance they had stopped at a halt; I wondered why? I overheard them while They were getting a drink in a lovely village; they were going to have a drink and start going across the big blue sea. What was I going to do?

Evaluation
How has your writing has improved this term?
It has changed by using better words to make my story better and leaving my story in suspense 
The part of my story I am most proud of is the middle because I have put lots of detail in this part
Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Use similes and don't write to many I's


Feedback/Feedforward: That is an amazing story  it is very creative I don't know how you came up with it. There were just a few words that you didn't spell correctly mabye they can be your spelling words
-Bella

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Reading sample

My reading goal this term was to… Compare

TASK inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using  the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process for our own reading inquiry.


My inquiry question was… how do writers get there books published



WALT

GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting

SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising

USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections


SUCCESS CRITERIA

I can research using a range of sources

I can keep asking questions as a research

I can sort information and see patterns

I can show changes in my thinking

I can co-operate with others to discuss ideas

I can share my learning with others

I can manage my own learning and behaviour to work independently


                                                         

                                           


How did my thinking change during my inquiry? What patterns did I notice?

I thought that writers had to be choosen to be a writer but then with a bit of research I found they just had to write a book and they could publish it them self. I noticed that most writer read other writers books.

Feedback/feedfoward: Aria I think you did really well but next time you could put more generalisations and when you do add generalisations make them clear.

Maths sample

WALT: Exend a repeating picture pattern using number strategies
Here is my prove it


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
Clear message
Two questions to show your learning
Correct answer


Evaluation:
What are you most proud of and why? 
I am proud of myself for being independent and getting my prove it done.

What challenged you the most and why?
Trying to find a quiet place to record my prove it because everyone else had the quiet spaces.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Continue a number pattern and find the rule.

Feedback/Feedforward: I really liked you clear voice and explanation Aria.  Next times you could perhaps do another example maybe using other materials.


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Inquiry

Today for inquiry we did practised for our movie and then we did a plan for our costume.

Here is the plan



And here is the link to our movie

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The learning Pitt

WALA: The Learning Pit


Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens. This is the best place to be

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

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


Evaluation:
Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit.
When I was learning to ride a bike it was tricky.
How did you feel when you were in the pit?  
Frustrated and annoyed 
What did you do to work out of the pit?
Believe in yourself and keep trying.

Feedback/Feedforward: Wow Aria I like the colour you used and how you added lots of detail. I think you could improve on having a colour theme -Zara

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Te reo maori

WALT: 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.
Why? We have noticed that our posters are too cluttered and do not communicate a  message well.

Task: Make a poster about Te Reo Maori.

Criteria:
Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster relates to my message. 

Composition:  My poster is 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:
What are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of the font because I did a cool font I learnt with ebony
What challenged you the most and why?
Trying to spell it correctly because some words weren't around the room
Next time, what is a goal you can work towards 
Make sure people can see what I have written and spell things correct



Feedback/Feedforward: Wow Aria I love your poster. I like how there isn't to meny colours. Next time you could make the title a bit more clear on the first on and make that one a different colour and one the second one make it bigger. - Sophie and Tabitha 


See the photo below so you can see the poster better.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Hiwi the kiwi writing

                                                                     Hiwi the kiwi

                                                                 Fish for the future
                                                                   Rules of the sea

1. Wear a life jacket because if your boat sinks or brakes, you can float, it can save your life. If you don't wear a life jacket you could sink and drown.

2. Once you catch a fish you need to touch it with salt water first so it will stay fresh and healthy not              rotten and gross. Then put it in salt ice. Wash the fish in salt water. You need to pick it up with a wet towel.

3.   Let a fish go if it is too small or too big. Let a big fish go so it can have babies. Let a small fish go so it can get big. You know that it's too small or too big if you bring a fish ruler. You can take a fish home if it is over 28cm.

4. This was a cool experience with hiwi the kiwi. It taught me heaps about fishing. They told us about different kinds of fish. What was more cool it was a surprise. They taught us a song Kai moana food from the sea.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Smart goals

Purpose: To set a learning goal for school, friendships, sports and personal.

WALT: Set Smart Goals

Task:

S.M.A.R.T. means SpecificMeasurableAttainableRealistic and Time-sensitive.

Specific: Don’t be vague. What exactly do you want?

Measurable: Quantify your goal. How will you know if you’ve achieved it or not?

Attainable: Be honest with yourself about what you can reasonably accomplish at this point in your life, taking into consideration your current responsibilities.

Realistic: It’s got to be doable, real and practical.

Time: Associate a time frame with each goal. When should you complete the goal?

Criteria: I can write 4 learning goals that are

Self Assessment

Peer Comment

  • Specific;
  • Measurable;
  • Attainable;
  • Realistic;
  • Time Sensitive.

Name:

Overall, how well do you think your learning partner has done?

Comment:

My writing goal is to... Organise and group ideas into paragraphs using links within and between paragraphs 

The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because... I need to have more paragraphs to show where one idea starts and ends 

I will accomplish my goal by... Making sure I have my ideas in order. I will do this by the end of term 3.

My reading goal is to... Use strategies independently across a range of tricky texts

The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because... So I can understand tricky text.

I will accomplish my goal by... Talking to others, diagrams, highlight the tricky text and underline the main idea. I will do this by the middle of term 3.

My maths goal is to... Apply part-whole strategies to larger problems

The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because... To get better at large problems.

I will accomplish my goal by... Splitting and adding. I will do this by the end of term 3.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Grasshopper tennis

WALT: improve our small ball skills like catching, throwing, and hitting.

Description: We have been participating in a tennis programme with Big John (John Salisbury) from Tennis Manawatu. He has taught us some tennis skills that help with controlling and hitting the ball 
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

Task: complete the rubric with targets to show your reflection. Make a comment to the questions below?

Evaluation:
What are you most proud of and why?
Of being able to pick a ball with a Raqat 
What challenged you the most and Why?
Doing a lobster thing with a buddy
Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Doing the slice the cheese.




Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Spelling activty

We have done a spelling activty. We needed to do sentences about our spelling words they had to have the spelling word in it.



Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Writers notebook

WALT: Collect ideas and experiences
Task: to do a page of all the things that make me angry.


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

intergrity sample

WALT: communicate a message with others.
WALT: show integrity.
How i show intergrity: I show intergrity by respecting the environment of poutama.

DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about integrity.  We want to share our understanding with others. 
Here is the story board we made to remember our purpose.


Here is a video
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If you cant see this you can use this link.


Evaluation: I think I did well in the video by making sure that everyone got a chance to make up there own line. But I think we could of done better at the sound.
Walt : communicate a me=ssage with others.
Create a story board showing the beginning, middle and end of our message. 
I think that we could have done a better ending.
Use Puppet Pals as a tool to share our message 
I think puppet pals helped us a lot 
Keep our audience engaged.
I think we could do a bit better a keeping the audience engaged     

WALT: show integrity
Everyone in our group has contributed evenly 
yes I think we have done this
Integrity is the main theme of our message.
I dont think we have done this


Feedback/feedfoward :Very good Aria. Next time you could get the real cross country and take a picture of it and use that.
Cheers Tabitha :)  

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Science sample

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works. 

DESCRIPTION: Each week we have been learning about a different type of energy.  For example, States of Matter, Kinetic and Potential, Radiation, Conduction and Convection.

SC:


Gathering Data
I can gather information using my 5 senses
I can gather information to make a prediction
I can use my information to draw conclusions
I can share my findings using evidence I have gathered

Task: Make a video (no longer than 30 seconds) about on example of   
energy. i.e. States of matter, Potential and Kinetic energy, Newtons Cradle or forms of energy like Radiation, Convection, Conduction.

What makes a good video:
- clear voices
- different camera angles
- Still camera skills
- mute background noise
- mixture of still and moving images
- background distractions
- music

What makes a good poster:
- clear writing
- detail
- images
- interactive




Evaluation: I think I did well at making it interactive because we did lift the flaps Next time we would make the writing more clear.

Feedback/Feed Forward:  I like the way you have I think you did good you just need to make you writing more clear. 
- Bella


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Writing sample

WALT: inform
DESCRIPTION: Write an explanation about something you have learned about energy.

How does a newtons cradle work?

A newtons cradle has five balls, when you pick up one of the end balls up and drop it your making kinetic energy. Then the end balls goes up and down.

It does that because the kinetic energy goes through the balls to get to the end ball. Then that ball goes up.

The balls are hanged by string with metal balls at the ends. The person who invented this was called Isaac Newton. After he made this he got famous. So he got called sir Isaac Newton.

The cradle was named after him as the newtons cradle. The newtons cradle shows kinetic and potential energy. When you pick up two balls and let go it go it ends up with three. That happens because of kinetic energy, it's moving from the other side.

For the newtons cradle to work the balls need to be the same height. This cradle has the middle going to the Side that has got there first. If you have a line of laptops and push it, it won't be like a Newtons cradle it will all fall down.

A newtons cradle is unquike by how it shows kinetic and potential energy. We can't see the kinetic
energy going through the balls.

Evaluation: I think I could do better at making it have more detail because I don't explain very well.
Feedback/ feed foward: I think that aria has done a great job but next time mabye a image.From Katie


Thursday, 5 June 2014

Writers notebook

WALT: collect ideas or experience


Here is a picture that I drew of me doing something naughty like arguing with my sister.
Evaluation: I think I could do a bit better of the drawing and explaining.
Feedback: You did a lot of hard work in writers notebook. You don't need to work on anything. Sophie

My literacy sample

WALT: rote learning 
Task: Make a mnemonic to help us learn our spelling words as a memory aid.
Here is my puplished mnemonic poster

                                          These are the draft that I did



We did this so we would remember our spelling words.
We got one of our spelling words and we got words that started with the letters of our spelling word. But you need to make it make sense.
I learned how to make a mnemonic and what it is.
Reflection: I found making the sentences make sense hard because I have long words like
reassuringly
Feedback: Wow Aria you have done a really good  job.
I like the mnemonic about franticly!!! Sophie

You could do this at home just get a word and make a mnemonic. By getting a word and getting the first letter of a word that matchs the letters in the word. 






Wednesday, 28 May 2014

My maths sample

WALT: solve problems by making equal shares
Success Criteria: We will know we are successful when we can solve the problem by first predicting that 12÷ 2 =
- 6 + 6 = 12 or
- 2 x 6 = 12
- I know that ÷ means "divided by" or "shared equally" 

Here is a video of me doing my strategy


if you can't see this you can use this link to see it
http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=LlekVGq

We are learning this strategy so we got better at equaling numbers
We are learning this in a way like if you had 10 cookies and two people the would get five each.
How we did it was we had the big number and split that into the amount of people that wanted some.
I learned that by knowing multiplication then that made it easier for me to do division.

Evaluation: I think I could be a bit better at working the problem out it out.


I think you could go into a much quieter space for the video other than that you did very well.
- Tabitha  






Monday, 26 May 2014

Understanding when you read

WALT: to understand what we read

We highlighted what we didn't know and underline what we thought was the main idea.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

My maths

This is a picture of a maths problem that we did. It is about how many tens you would need in your money.


Thursday, 15 May 2014

My writers notebook

This is a writers notebook. The purpose is that we put our ideas in it



Tables challenge

This is the graph of my tables challenge I was on a then I moved up to b. I had improved my work


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Learning partner

This is a learning poster about the purpose of a learning partner


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Spelling test

Task: We had to do a test to see how good we are at spelling.





I didn't do as well as I thought I did
I've got 21 words to practice
Next time I need to have more words practiced


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My reading goal

Here is my goal for reading achieved

Agency                      
Dungarees 
Sympathetically 
Cunningly
Comprehension 
Anorak
Prodding
Emphasise 
Grudgingly 
Hoover 
Coincidence
Intuition
Obstinate
Boudoir
Civilised 
Regurgitate 
Hunch
Perplexing 
Clobbered 
Dignity 
Fragrantly
Definition 
Reconsider 
Alibi
Deduce
Artifact
Fauna

Monday, 7 April 2014

Weet-bix try

WALT: Evaluate
Success Criteria:
Share an experience so that someone else feels as thought they are experiencing it with you.
Share what you learnt
Share what you would do differently next time

Weet-bix triatlon

I walked to the Transition area with my bike and ran down the 8 year olds line I put all my stuff down with butterflies in my tummy. I listened to all the chattering while I was strutting to the rss tent. I finally saw Atlanta she was at the courier post tent with her dad. I went to the ASB tent and played a game of frisbee and I won a frisbee. Then I went to courier post tent and got a tattoo of a truck. I disappeared to the rss tent. Then they called the 8 year old girls my heart thumped really fast. I was nervous and shaking. Then I went into the pool area looking a the people in the pool going as fast as they could. I was dreading this moment because there were a lot of people sinking and needing a fluttaboard. Finally it was my turn I got a fluttaboard hoped into the water with the other kids. Then the lady blowed a whistle and we were of like bullet. Everyone was in a mess and rushing on top of each other. I was sinking with people splashing and kicking there feet in front of me and behind me people were on my legs making my legs go down. I'm nearly at the end and I had to go to the bottom of the pool and push of because my legs were getting sore. I finally got to the end and hoped out and ran to the Transition area. I ran down the 8 year old line and found my bike and dried myself and got my top and shorts. I quickly put my shoes on and helmet and ran my bike. Then I hoped on my bike and went like a bullet pushing as hard as I could. People cheering us on and i'm passing lots of people. I'm heading up a hill pushing my feet. Going down the hill to the bridle track lots of people puffing and panting. Nearly at the end of the bridle track going through the esplanade to the Transition area. Getting off my bike taking off my helmet and ran a big loop panting and puffing
while I ran. I walked a bit and ran I got the stitch. I was nearly at the finish line I sprinted across the line and got a medal from Temepara Bailey. I felt proud. I got a cup of water and got a photo.

Reflection: Next time I would jog at the start. I did good at not stopping.
I think if  I was a  bit more athletic I would not puff as much

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

My camp drafts

WALT: Entertain

I have these drafts but I haven't got a puplished one so here are my drafts

Draft 1

We got in the car and talked the whole way we were bubbling with exitment to get to THAT creepy place. We jumped out of the car in a mess of laughter and started running we were so happy about going to the creepy cave. When we finally got to a giant huge hole. I walked in I had to lower my head. Turns out it's not that big. I took a few steps and then a stream of water came rushing into my shoes the water went swish swish swish. The walls were slimy like a toad. There was crayfish in the water there was little and big ones. Because the cave is dark and tightI kept bumping my head on the roof of the cave luckily I was wearing a helmet. I crouched down most of the time. When we got to the end we turned of all of our touchs then we saw lots of glow worms they looked like tiny lanterns glowing at night. I didn't want to go down the tight space. We went back out I was scared stiff. When we went to see the wetas the where so big.

Draft 2

We got in the car and talked the whole way we were bubbling with exitment to get to THAT creepy place. We jumped out of the car in a mess of laughter and started running we were so happy about going to the creepy cave. When we finally got to a huge hole. In my head I was saying do it do it. I walked in I had to lower my head. Turns out it's not that big. I took a few steps and then a stream of water came rushing into my shoes the water went swish swish swish. The walls were slimy like a
toad. There was crayfish in the water there was little and big Ones. I kept bumping my head on the roof of the cave luckily I was wearing a helmet. I crouched down most of the time. When we got to the end we turned of all of our touchs then we saw lots of glow worms they looked like tiny lanterns glowing at night. I didn't want to go down the tight space. But the cave was calling to me " go do it go do it". We went back out I was scared stiff. When we went to see the wetas the where so big. When the people that went in the tight space and went in with no adults came out I felt a bit anoyed with myself. I said to myself "I should have done it".
                                           Draft 3

We got in the car and talked the whole way we were bubbling with exitment to get to THAT creepy place. We jumped out of the car in a mess of laughter and started running we were so happy about going to the creepy cave. When we finally got to a huge hole. Scary thoughts came into my head like you will be scared. In my head I was saying do it do it. I walked in I had to lower my head. Turns out
it's not that big. I took a few steps and then a stream of water came rushing into my shoes the water went swish swish swish. The walls were slimy like a toad. There was crayfish in the water there was little and big Ones. I kept bumping my head on the roof of the cave luckily I was wearing a helmet. I crouched down most of the time. When we got to the end we turned of all of our touchs then we saw lots of glow worms they looked like tiny lanterns glowing at night. I didn't want to go down the tight space. But the cave was calling to me " go do it go do it". We went back out I was scared stiff. The rest of the group went in I just stood there doing nothing. When we went to see the wetas the where so big. When the people that went in the tight space and went in with no adults came out I felt a bit anoyed with myself. I said to myself "I should have done it". I stood there with hands in my pockets and scuffed dirt with my shoes.

                                                                 Draft 4



We got in the car and talked the whole way we were bubbling with exitment to get to THAT creepy slimy spooky place. We jumped out of the car in a mess of laughter and started running we were so happy about going to the creepy cave. When we finally got to a huge hole. Scary thoughts came into my head like you will be scared to death. In my head I was saying do it do it. I walked in I had to lower my head. Turns out it's not that big. I took a few steps and then a stream of water came rushing into my shoes the water went swish swish swish. The walls were slimy like a toad. There was crayfish in the water there was little and big Ones. I kept bumping my head on the roof of the cave luckily I was wearing a helmet. I crouched down most of the time. When we got to the end we turned of all of our touchs then we saw lots of glow worms they looked like tiny lanterns glowing at night. I didn't want to go down the tight skinny small space. But the cave was calling to me " go do it go do it". We went back out I was scared stiff. The rest of the group went in I just stood there doing nothing.
 When we went to see the wetas the where so big. When the people that went in the tight space and went in with no adults came out I felt a bit anoyed with myself. I said to myself "I should have done it". I stood there with hands in my pockets and scuffed dirt with my shoes and nearly cried but at least I was out of that creepy, spooky, tight, slimy, skinny, dirty, Forrest monster.


Swimming with our buddy's

WALT: Evalmate
Yesterday we went swimming in the afternoon with our buddy's. It was freezing and the pool was very full and a tight squeeze but everyone had fun. We sprayed each other and splashed but then I sat on the edge my teeth chittering with freeze. Then I went and got changed with goosebumps all over.
Next time I do this I would play with my buddy.


Reading activty

This is a really hard activty.

pick from the pot

Theres a game you have to guess how many of each counter are in the pot.

Blue: 6

Green: 3

Red: 1

Heres a link to the game
Game Link

Broken Calculater

This is a maths problem that I did. It was very hard.


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Kotahitanga poster

WALT: show kotahitanga
Success Criteria:
Use photos to share our camp experiences
Use text to explain the kotahitanga

I made this poster about all the different ways to show kotahitanga.

Next time I might add more information.

Self directed learner

I think that I am a self directed learner because... I am ready with the things I need for learning



Time: I always complete my priorities in the time given
I can fill my timetable in and follow it independently


Choices: I am aware of my blockers and make good choices around these
I know what my goals are
I stay on task independently



To be able to move to being a self agency learner I must... 


Time: I can fill my timetable effectively and follow it independantly
I always complete all of my priorities and specials in the time given



Choices: I am aware of my blockers and drivers and always use these to make positive choices for my learning
I know what my learning goals are and work towards independently






spelling words

WALT spell with precision and accuracy.
I did a spelling test and I got only two wrong, you had to listen to the word so it was hard. My score was nine.


Anzac quiz

Q1. How does your country/school/family celebrate ANZAC Day?
We wear poppies and have Anzac biscuits 
Q2. What does ANZAC day mean to you personally?
   Just saying thanks to the people in the war
Q3. Do you have any extended family that fought in Gallipoli? What stories can you tell us?
I'm not sure if my family was in the first war but my great grandad was in a war
Q4. Do you have any extended family that have fought in any other conflicts?
My great granddad was in a war
Q5. Do you think ANZAC day is important? Should we celebrate the day? How else could ANZAC Day be celebrated? I think it's important because we celebrate the people who gave up there lives
Q6. During Gallipoli, Australia and NZ fought side by side. Do you think the relationship between the 2 countries is important? Yes I think that the relationship is important
Q7. Why are poppies sold before and on Anzac Day? Why was the poppy chosen and what does it represent? The poppies are for the people who died in a poppy field 

Q8. How did the Anzac biscuit originate? Do you have a favourite Anzac biscuit recipe that you would like to share? The Anzac biscuit has maple syrup instead of eggs and no I don't have any favourite recipe
Q9. Have you ever been to an ANZAC Day celabration ? What happened and how did it make you feel?
No I haven't been to a celebrateion