On Monday, Room 29 went to Te Tuhi. We made a Collage, we first had to rip the colored into palm sizes and then stick them onto the paper, then we had to use a special paper and a magazine that we like and use pencil to trace over it, and then magically it turn out the shapes on the magazines, after that we to cut out the shapes that we chose and then stick it on the paper, finally we had to use water colour to colour a few areas. I find it easy because I followed to the instructions. My next step is to learn another way of collage.
Last Friday, our whole school had a special assembly, we had to sit in our fantastic Friday groups because it was the last week for fantastic Friday, we had to represent the things that we had done over the 5 weeks.
First, we went to the auditorium and sat down and then we saw a Pukeko called Parkeko and a lady to share to us next Friday there will be a fun event happening on the reserve on 3-5 pm.
Second, the sewing group represented their sewing, their sewing was a owl ornament and a pot holder, then they spoke to us how they done it, it was really nice.
Third, the ukulele group went on the stage where they presented a song called the bird song, it was a great tune, they had pratised the song for 5 weeks.
Fourth, the Cool Science group went to represent what they had done, they had showed us the videos that that they had recorded, the explosions are so cool. Fifth, Glee group showed up on there dancing and singing their actions were great. Sixth, it was my African beading group that showed up, I was in that group, they showed a slideshow with us and the two student held up the Christmas tree with our designs on it. It was really nice. Seventh, the traditional sports group showed up, they had be doing sports around the world, they showed up a film about the games, it was cool. Eighth, the vintage games showed up, they showed up a video about what vintage games had they done. Overall I thought it was a great assembly. I am looking forward to do Fantastic Friday again next year.
I was learning to write my body and the conclusion of my Fractured Fairy Tale. I had to go to my narrative planner to remember my plan and then I have to write the body and the conclusion of my fractured fairy tale. I find it easy because I know how to write the body and the conclusion of a narrative. My next step is start learning another type of writing.
I am learning to find information about animals. I had to search up the animal that the teacher have gave to us the information about the animal. I find it easy because I know some of the animals. My next step is to learn about the animal that I don't really know.
Last Friday, Abimbola and I went to do Fantastic Friday African bead work again, this is our second last chance to finish the bead work.
First, we went to Room 14 and Abimbola and I set on the table and continued with our bead work, we were doing a candy cane which made from very very small beads as small as a sesame seed, we put the beads on and on the wire until we were finish.
Next, I was finished with my bead work and I went to the teacher, the teacher gave me another thin wire to do the parts that I didn't put beads on, so I went to the table again to do the other thin wire, I attached the thin wire on the fat wire and then I put beads until the thin wire was full.
Finally, I went to the teacher again and the teacher accept it and Mrs Howard taked a couple photos about me and then I can help people, but then the suddenly it was the time to go to back to class.
Overall, it was a great fantastic friday, I am looking forward to go to the last fantastic friday this week.
I was learning to write a introduction to my fractured fairy tale. I find it easy because I know the structure of a narrative. My next step is to write the body and the conclusion about my fratured fairy tale.
I am learning to identify the structure of a narrative. I have to first put the fairy tale in order and then write the framework about Little Red Riding Hood. I find it easy because I know what is the structure. My next step is to write a narrative fairy tale.
Last Thursday, Room 28/29 went to look at the inquiry showcase that the classes had done in the auditorium.
First, we went to the auditorium and looked at the things. My favourite thing is two cups and there is a string in the middle of it and when you speak the sound travels through it, I find it really interesting. The other interesting thing I have found was the parts of the body. Next, Mr Wright let us share what we have learnt in this inquiry showcase about well being. I learnt that when the amount of water can change the sound of the bottle.I have also learnt that what do we do after school and what does adults do when they are small the two of them if you compare it to each other there is a lot of difference. Overall I thought it was a brilliant day I have learnt a lot from Well being, I am looking forward to look at a inquiry showcase again!
I am learning to link implicit and explicit in the text to give a greater understanding of the story. I find it easy because I know what a implicit and explicit idea means. My next step is to learn more about implicit and explicit ideas.
I am learning to write a Character description. This week we have to write a a Character description about Grandparents, I chose the Charlie and the Chocolate factory: Grandpa Joe. I find it easy because I know how to write it and I had seen Charlie and Chocolate factory book. I had to complete a framework and then put it into a Charater Description, My next step is to learn more about Character Description.
Last Friday, Room 28/29 and the whole school had the School Athletics day. I was so excited to play athletics.
Firstly, we went on the field to get in our age groups, I was in the 10 year girls group, there were Year 5/6. After a while we went on the reserve to do softball we first had a practice for throwing the softball then we did the real softball and Mr Wright measures the softball after that we got our places, the first 4 people get to go to the inter school Athletics softball team.
Secondly, we went to do the long jump, Mrs Walker was there to measure, meanwhile I went to had a tern and I got to the top 4 but after that we got kicked out of the 4 places, and someone else got to my place. We had another tern until we go to the shade area and play games.
Thirdly, we went to the shade area and played Bean Bag and Beanzas, we split into 4 group of a,b,c,d, I was in group a, which we get the bean bags in the middle and group d as well, group b and c is throwing the balls on us when the ball hits us we need to drop the bean bag and go back to the group. After the first round group d won the game and we had another game and group a went to throw the balls to the people in group b and c after that group c won.
Fourthly, we went to have a lunch break, after that we did the sprints we did 60m and 100m Abimbola and Nadini got into the inter school sprints team.
After that we went to do the high jump, we first had a practice and then we did the real one, the first 4 people that went in the inter school high jump team are Mania, Tiana, Georgia and Theodora.
Finally the day was over, I was so tired that I have to help the teachers to get the big mat in Room 30, when I went in Room 30 I lost my hat, never mind I am really exhausted when I finished helping, anyway my favourite activity is the high jump even though I didn't got in it.
Mrs Fatmouth, a selfish and jealous teacher, was sitting and thinking as usual. She thank and thank and thank about her nasty plans to get people. Her hair as red as blood and eyes are as giant as golf balls. Her mouth is as fat as a sour gooseberry. he has 2 diamond earrings on both of her ears. Mrs Fatmouth is extremely rude and really not like people.
I am learning to write a character description. I find it easy because I know how to write it. My next step is to to do learn more about character description.
Last Friday, we did Fantastic Friday with the year 3,4,5 and 6 Abimbola I did African bead work. There is a lot of activities on Fantastic Friday such as Glee, Bollywood Dance, Sewing wool crafts, Vintage games, Cool Science, Traditional sports, Ukulele and African Bead work, Abimbola and I chose the African Bead work.
First, Abimbola and I went to Room 14 where we met Mrs Howard their was a lot of people there and she taught us about the African Bead Work, we watched a few pictures, we learned that in old days, African people use natural things to make necklaces and bracelets etc. such as animal fur/skin, dried leaves, stones, shells etc.
Then, Mrs Howard showed us some bead work that the pass students had made it, it was really pretty, Mrs Howard wants us to make bead work on the Christmas themes, she showed us some examples about the bead work on Christmas theme, there is star, Christmas trees and reindeer etc. Abimbola and I chose a star, we had to sketch it out on the paper to make the template. We're going to do the next step which is doing the beads.
Overall I have enjoyed the Fantastic Friday, I am really looking forward to do this again next week, it has been a really fun day doing African bead work and to learn about Africa.
On the Holidays, my sister, my friends and I went to Rainbow Ends for the whole day. I was so excited that we are going there.
First, my mum drove me to Rainbow Ends, we got our ticket and went to play the rides. I went on the invader, I thought it was scary but it was not scary when I finished that ride.
Second, we went on the Roller Coaster, I was so scared that because the Roller Coaster was so fast. Whatever I got on it the Roller Coaster with my tummy full of butterflies it went up and it went down and everyone screamed, it went in a loop and another loop again and finished, I was not expecting that it is not scary at all.
Third, we went on the log flume, one thing about the log flume is that you get water splash on you and I really like getting wet. So I went on it and after it finished I got water on my trousers.
Fourth, we went on the Gold Rush, it was really like the log flume but it was really dark. Quickly we went back on the platform.
Then, we watched two shows and ate lunch while watching them, we ate chips and ice cream and shared lunch that we bring. One was a Crayola show that we danced and a cool magic show it was so amazing.
After the two shows we went on the family kart. My friend drove it then we had finished it. After a few minutes we went on the pirate ship a few times it was so fun because it was not scary.
The last ride we went was the bumper boats and I got wet as well. I bumped into my friends on the boat and someone else I thought I will get stranger in the middle of the pool in the end but I didn't. And we finished it in few minutes.
Overall, I thought it was the a brilliant day but I didn't went on some of the rides like fair fall and the stratosfear because i was to scared of it. My favourite ride was the log flume. I am looking forward to go to Rainbow Ends again.
"Mum how long are we there?" I asked.
"A few minutes later!"
Finally, we were there at Elim Collage at the Koanga Festival. Mrs Graham told us the way to go to the changing rooms.
First, I went to one of the rooms to change. In the rooms I saw the teachers that are waiting and some of the Kapa Haka students are waiting as well. I got my uniform and I went to change behind the shelf. I felt excited and a bit nervous that we going to perform in front all the audience. then Mrs Melville told us to do the moko, toanga and feathers on heads, we look beautiful as a swan and we sang happy birthday to Mrs Plowright because it was her birthday and she was so happy.
Next, we did some polish on our performance in the rooms. After a while we finished polishing the performance the helper in the Collage takes us to a room to get ready. Then we went into the a black curtain and in the our front it was the stage, we waited a few minutes until the other school finished.
After that, we walked on the stage and looked at the audience, the festival seems to be more smaller because the audience is not so much but I saw Mrs Johnston, Mrs Plowright, Mrs Graham, Mrs Hodge, Mrs Huges and even Mrs Melville and Matua Feanaza who teaches us, after looking at the audience the guitar started, we started, we started our performance. We first sang E nga iwi, and then Jade B, Olivia, Jade dis the Kainga, then we started the whakaeke. And then Te Whenua and the poi song, and then the Haka and and the closing song and then we ended the performance. Jade and Caleb walked to the front and two of the students gave them a certificate and then we headed of stage behind the curtain and up to the changing rooms we each got a lolly and we went to change when we finished some people went to buy some food at the food stall others go home.
Me and my mum went to the food stalls it is really hard to decide. Finally, we dicided that we are going to have a snowie with lots of colour flavors on it and my little sister had a sprinkle Mr Whippy ice cream then we finished our food and went home.
Overall I thought it was a brilliant performance at the Koanga festival our Kapa Haka group have done well. Mrs Melville said we were amazing and Matua Feanaza too. I am looking forward to do this again even we need to practice a long time like this year we practiced a year but we performed well.
This morning, I was too tired to woke up even it was Spring time.
First, the alarm went and I couldn't get up so I put the alarm into a snooze. after 10 minutes the alarm rings again and was still really tired so i put into a snooze again, I keep doing this because I was too too too tired until I look at the clock and it was 7:20 so I got up. I quickly get into dressed into my school uniform that is already lying on my chair.
Then, I got out of my bedroom to the kitchen to make my lunch and breakfast, I packed in crackers for morning tea and dumplings for lunch I started making breakfast as well as when I am making lunch, I make cereal with milk and water for drinking when i finished I went to eating my breakfast at the dining table, the sun was streaming on me. I am sitting with my sisters and grandparents the sun stream on them too. I finished eating my breakfast.
Nest, I went to brush my teeth at the sink, the water was so freezing that my teeth feels it as well, anyway I brushed my teeth. I finished brushed my teeth.
Finally, I am all ready to go so I went walking to school. Overall i thought it has been a busy morning it has been lots happening. I am looking forward to have a good morning not a busy morning tomorrow.
I was learning to recognise and describe 3D shapes in mathematical language. I find this easy because I already know what 3D shapes are called in mathematical language. My next step is to learn more 3D shapes.
We have been learning to read out loud using expression. We need to look at the punctuation to help us use expression. When there is an exclamation mark we make it sound louder and interesting. We read a play to practice and then recorded it on Puppet Pals. I found this easy because I know the expressions of the punctuation. My next step is to do more plays.
Last week, Room 28/29 started on a project about the New Zealand flag about should we change the New Zealand flag or not.
There is 6 challenges: Challenge 1 is the challenge with lots of flag and you need to name it, Challenge 2 is the challenge that you need to find the countries that you find on challenge 1 on a world map, Challenge 3 is you need to read a article and then complete a quiz about the about why we have the national. Challenge 4 is to read a article and complete a mind map. Challenge 5 is to complete a PMI about why we should change the New Zealand flag or not and the interesting thing that you find out. Challenge 6 is to design a flag for our school. And that was all of the project.
Overall, I am enjoying this project and I am looking forward to design the flag.
Have you seen a Tigerlion? Do you know what a Tigerlion is? Well, of course you haven't seen on because the tigerlion is made up and you of course don't know what a Tigerlion looks like, but you might think it is half tiger and half lion but actually is third lion and two thirds tiger. It has a tiger fur and a tiger tail and a lion head with yellow hair and sharp teeth in the mouth, sharp as swords claws it can get you in one bite and it can quickly gobble you up. That was my animal.
I have been reading Too cool cricket legend. I have done this book review to tell what happened in the story. I find this hard because I can't really tell what happened i the story. My next step is to practice on my retell.
Last last week Mrs Melville and Mrs Graham introduced the about the SDL levels.
SDL is short for Student Directed learning and there is levels 1-4 on that. Level one is recruit and that is teacher directed learning so in recruit the teacher tells you what to do and the teacher check you work when you are done that is the beginner of SDL level. Level 2 is Rookie has a master that is the level 4 people tells the rookies what to do and they checks their work before they go to the teacher. Level 3 is scholar which is really independent and works by them selves. Level 4 is master and the master is really, really, really, independent on their work and they have a buddy that is from level 2.
The teacher put up the levels that we are on and I am surprised that I am a master and I can mentor people. At the beginning I find it really hard and now I find it easier.
Overall I thought that it was really fun. I am looking forward to do more of the fun tasks.
For this week Mrs Melville and Mrs Graham put up the Student Directed learning levels and I am on Level 1 which is a recruit which is a teacher directed learning I cried a lot.
Hi Hi Hi that was a joke to joke you guys I thought I will start with a joke so I joke you guys or not. Well, lets don't talk about this now the truth is I am a master level 4 and I can mentor my bodies and by the way I have Charlotte, Mandy and Thomas. At the start I don't believed I am on level 4 and I find mentoring people hard now I find it not hard now it was easy and fun now.
I was learning to understand the purpose of a explanation and a simple structure of a explanation. I had to read some information about the explanation to know what a is a explanation. I thought it was really interesting and really easy follow because it was simple . I chose to share my learning by completing the activity. I thought it was easy after reading the information. My next step is to write my own explanation.
I was learning to order fractions from lowest to highest. I had to drag the fractions and put them in to lowest to highest order. I find this easy because I know a lot about fractions. My next step is to do more harder games.
Questions: How do you compare fractions that have like numerator? If the numerator is bigger in one of the fraction the fraction has the big numerator is bigger and the numerator on the other fraction the numerator is smaller that fraction is smaller.
How do you compare fractions that have like denominator? If the denominator is bigger in one of the fractions that means the big denominator is smaller than the other one and the other one denominator is smaller that means that is bigger.
How do you compare fractions that have different numerators and denominators? Convert the fraction into decimals which decimal is bigger that fraction is bigger, which decimal is small that fraction s smaller.
Yesterday, Room 28/29 went to plant trees behind the field. I felt a bit excited and a bit worried about getting dirty.
When we arrived behind the field, Anna, Carl and Paul were waiting. We sat down on the grass. First Anna told us why we plant trees and the first reason is that if it rains on the slope and the dirt will get washed away and this called erosion. The second reason she told us is that trees give us oxygen. The last reason she told us is that there is a lot of wild lives and animals live in the trees we plant trees we will give them a habitats.
Then Paul and Carl told us how to plant trees. they told us our first step is to get a spade and dig the soil on the slope by the fence. the second step is to put the plant in and check the hole. the third step is to get a fertilizer pellet and put it in the hole. The last step is to get the soil that we dug out and put it in the hole and fill it and give it a stamp. Paul also told us the types of trees that we were planting, we planted Toitoi, Flax, Cabbage tree and two other trees. After that, I got into partners with Mandy and we followed the instructions to plant. We didn't have much time to plant the time flew by and we need to wash our hands and go back to class.
It was a great day. My favourite part was planting the trees. I am looking forward to see these trees when they grow bigger.
I was learning to add detail to my story to give the reader more information. I find this hard because I do not get all the verbs tenses. My next step is to practice my tenses more.
I am learning how to use different strategies to solve multiplication problems. I have learnt using knowing facts to solve strategy. I find it easy because I know my basic facts well. My next step is to learn more strategies to solve multiplication strategies and to solve more bigger equations involving bigger digits.
Last Thursday, it was Matariki. At school, we had our Matariki rotation. First, we line up into our lines at the netball court. I was in group 13. There is a lot of little kids in my group I said to myself I had to get them good. So I tell myself i need to try be the best. Next, Mrs Walker and Mrs Adamson take us to the basketball court to play Matariki midnight. Mrs Adamson said a Maori number to us and we need to remember it and then Mrs Adamson calls the number you need to run all the way around and to your spot and grab the poi who grabs the poi first who gets to get to the next level, you'll start with your number and then twilight and then starlight and then Matariki midnight and who got to get out of the Matariki midnight first you are the winner. In our group Najwah win the game. Then, we played I spy with Mrs Walker and Mrs Adamson as well. After that, we went to room 7 to fold a flower. We first get a stripe of paper one of the side is sticky and one of the side is not sticky. then we follow the instructions and then the flower is made. It was awesome some of the people put them on their shirt or their head. After that, we watched the Maori videos. Finally, we went to room 10 to make our star. First we have been given a piece of a paper that have a star outline on it. Then we need to decorate it with Maori designs I designed it with korus, After that, we cut the star out and then we made it. And then we went back to class and then we have lunch. I had a great day. I am looking foward to do these rotation again.
Do you know there are already hundreds of people who have bad teeth today? Well lets get on to my speech. Hi I’m Norah and I ‘m going to tell you 1? 2? No! 3 reasons about why you should brush your teeth 1-3 times a day.
My first reason is that your month is one of the primary parts of entry into your body. Food, bacteria, almost everything inside of you passed through it at one point to another. This means that when something as critical as your mouth becomes infested with harmful bacteria will cause gingivitis or periodontists, it will inevitably affect the rest of you body.
My second reason is if you don’t brush your teeth you‘ll probably lose your teeth, brushing 1-3 can potentially save you much than a couple cheap pair of dentures.
My third reason is if you don’t brush your teeth, your teeth will bleed, if you teeth are bleeding and your mouth is overflowing with plaque and bacteria, it will eventually make its way into your bloodstream. Unfortunately this means that it will eventually pass through your heart, and plaque your heart is never a good thing.
In conclusion, as I said at the beginning that there are already hundreds of people who have bad teeth and we don’t want more people having bad teeth we don’t want more. Even you are lazy to brush your teeth well you have heard my 3 reasons why.Thank You for listening to my speech!!!
I have been learning how to write a informative speech. I now know that a informative speech must have a introduction, 3 fact or reasons and a conclusion. I find it easy because I just copied the information online. my next step is to write a persuasive speech.
I have been learning how to use different strategies to solve multiplication problems. I have learnt Place Value Partitioning, Rounding and compensating and using knowing facts I now know these strategies. I find this easy because I know my basic facts. My next step is to solve bigger digit problems.
In our class we have been doing a different thing to other classes called weekly tasks. What do we do is that Mrs Melville and Mrs Graham has set up a list of must do tasks every week and we get to choose to do our own activities each week.
This week I have not use my time wisely and haven't got much tasks finished. NO! I was just joking it was the best week and I have got nearly everything finished.
This is the best week!!!
On Friday I got a new kitten from my sister's friend's house.
First, we went to the pet shop and buy something that kittens need, then we went to warehouse to buy some kitten food and we got everything we need and we are all good to go. So we went off to my sister's friend's house to get the kitten.
Then we arrived at the friend's house we saw the kitten it was so cute but the kitten is really scared of us so he ran away. After 5 minutes the kitten got back and the friend pick the kitten up and put the kitten in her coat and the friend put the kitten in the car.
We drove back we put the kitten in our house and the kitten was scared of us and the kitten hid under the chair.
Meanwhile, my sister put some food under the chair and finally the kitten comes out.
I am learning to search effectively on google. I find most interesting about this workshop is you can use speech marks for searching effectively I use only to know that speech mark are only used for someone is speaking, now I know that speech marks can be use in different uses. I find this easy because I know a lot of ICT stuff. My next step is to use these information on searching.
I have been learning towrite a paragraph. I now know that one paragraph is one idea and when a new event happens we use a pragraph and someone is speaking we use a paragraph. I find this hard because this is my first time to write in paragraphs. My next step is to use paragraphs in all my works.
Last week Rm 28/29 started something called Weekly tasks.
We do this because Mrs Melville and Mrs Graham want us to self-control our self. So what we do is that Mrs Melville and Mrs Graham set the activities and when we completed the tasks there is a spread sheet to fill in a y in there.
When we first do this I find it hard because I have a lot of chit-chat to others. But now I find this amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing.
I like doing it this way.
We have been learning about Hauora and understanding Hauora. I have completed this activity to show that I have understand Hauora there are 4 benefits in Hauora Taha Wairua, Taha Tinana, Taha Hinengaro and Taha Whanau. I found this easy because the Hauora presentation already have these 4 benefits on it. My next step is to do more of these activity.
On Monday, the year 5 went to Te Tuhi for Matariki and help the vertical garden display. First, Mrs Melville ask us to gather our stuffs and then we went on the school van and off we go. Then we get to Te Tuhi, Jeremy comes out an welcomed us. After that we went to the room that we usually meet in, Jeremy taught us what we going to make and the steps how we make it. We first cut the bottles and then we use orange and yellow stickers to decorate the bottle when we finished decorating the bottles we filled the bottles with potting mix and we plant the plant in the bottle and then we are finished. After making our vertical garden Jeremy showed us a whole lot of other stuffs. After showing the other stuffs we need to leave Te Tuhi. So we leaved sadly.
I have been learning to summarise information. I summarised an article from Kiwi Kids News. I found this tricky because I don't know how to put the article in my own words. My next step is to do more these activities.
I am learning different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problem. I learnt Place Value partitioning and Rounding and compensating. I found both strategies easy because I used my basic facts. I prefer Place Value Partitioning because it is always good even large numbers. I stuck at the Place value Partitioning S.C but then I got it. I enjoyed creating the slideshow.
On Monday, Len Brown the mayor came to our school to award the Green Gold Enviroschool award for being a clean school. I was in the Kapa Haka group we did the powhiri to the mayor we did EIAIE and the choir group did a powhiri too. They did a powhiri too. After the powhiri Len Brown and Mrs Plowright presented the Green Gold Enviroschool award. When we finished the assembly we went back to the classrooms, Len Brown had a peek around the school. I was very happy that our school got the Green Gold Enviroschool award. The Kapa Haka group 's girls got hi five to Len Brown.
Last week, on Friday we made Anzac biscuits.We put rolled oats, butter, sugar and soda in a bowl and then we made in dough after that we made the dough into biscuit shape and then we put them in the oven. First I looked it but the colour is not very. But when I have tasted it was delicious, crunchy and tender. It does not feel like a Anzac biscuit but it was yummy.
We have been learning to find information in a non-fiction book. I found it interesting to learn about snails. My next step is to find out lots of snails by using my reading strategies to find information in books.
Sitting on the side of the ship, saying goodbye as I went, staring at the crowds of people gathered to see us of... I AM GOING TO WAR!!! There is thousands of people sitting on the side of the ship, it was claustrophobic, and the oil smelt oily, my legs are dangling over the side, but I was exited. BEEP!!! BEEP!!! BEEP!!! The horn beeps. I will always remember this moment. "We are off to Gallipoli, yeah!!!" I shouted. Many people was nervous but I didn't, and many people was shouting goodbye but I didn't. Crowds people was sad they were worried. My mum cried.