Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Martariki sample

“Matariki Sample”
Purpose: To share our learning about Matariki; what is it? And how we can celebrate Matariki in our own way?
WALA: Matariki

Choices:
Retell the story of Matariki like a play 
Write a story about Matariki
Make a model about Matariki
Create a piece of art about Matariki
Learn and sing songs.
Create a movie about Matariki to share (it could be a legend or about Matariki)
Create a facts Kahoot about Matariki
Create a TV commercial advertising Matariki
Create a debate about this statement: “Matariki Day should be a National Holiday”

Task:
Choose one of the above activities
Ask yourself: Will it suit my buddy? Is it appropriate for the amount of people in my group?
Research some facts about Matariki: What, When, Where, Why, How, Who?
What resources do you need?
Prepare the things you need for Friday morning for buddy time
On Friday you will have from 9:30 - 11am to complete it with your buddy
The following week you will have more time to edit / practise / put on the final touches 
Be prepared to share with the whole-school on Thursday Matariki Day
Groups:
Phoebe, Freya, Ruby & Kalia (Rm 3)
Annaliese, Noah, Mason & Troy (Rm 4)
Toby, Lenni, Ryder, Jack (Breakout rm 4/5)
Hannah,Abby, Manaia, Addisyn (Rm 6)
Samantha, Halle, Aroha, Layla (Rm 6)
Azahra, Cohen, Luca, Mac 
Emily, Renae, Emma, Max, Samuel (Rm6)
Emily S, Charlotte, Liwan, Porsha (Rm4)
Angus, Mason, Kairo, Benji, James (Rm 3)
Richard, Shrawan, Max, Shaun, Jackson (Staffroom)
Bella, Jayde, Miracle, .. (Rm4). 
Billy, Gordon, Jayden (Rm 3 office)
Kate, Tahu, Braydon (Sick bay)











What do you enjoy the most and why? I enjoy doing things with other people so I am not bored

What challenged you the most and why? Doing art because it is challengeing 

What do you need to get better at and why? Knowing how much time it is so I can get it done in time

How can adults help you with this goal?  I will tell them and they help me

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

seeing an Eel at the Manawtu river

WOW! i wonder what this is in the sparkling river. I suppose that i’ll go a little closer. I carefully go down the bumpy rocks. It was dazzling when i got closer. The camera was helpful because it could zoom in. When i zoomed in i saw a … EEL!!!


 I could’t believe my eyes. I grabbed a piece of bread and then i did a giant throw it came closer. it was beautiful. When it had got closer It looked like a human sized Eel 

skeleton story

I was tucked up in bed minding my own business until I heard this RATTLE RATTLE noice in the hallway. I slowly stretched my arm out to turn the side light on and I heard it again.  It sounded like the rattle was getting closer it gave me a shiver down my spine. I slowly pulled back the covers and snuck towards the door.  As I slowly opened door I could hear the rattle getting louder. My heart was beating faster.
I peaked out into the hallway holding my breath not wanting  to make a sound. Then I felt a tap on my shoulder I lept in the air and sprinted down towards the stairs. I scurried down the stairs not wanting to look back. I lept inside the nearest cupboard and sat quietly. I was out of breath.
I heard the scratching on the cupboard door and then a bony white hand pulled opened the cupboard door. I SCREAMED and SCREAMED.  Then it screamed back.   All I could see was white bones then the sun rise suddenly arrived.  YAY I finally saw the skeleton scarring back to its mysterious home.  I said to my self  breathe   in breathe out.  
I tiptoed out of the cupboard and out the front door. It was weard skeletons everywhere. I saw a bus coming my way I jump in and he speeded all the way to my school  I lept from the bus and ran to class every thing seemed normal until Nic turned around. I screamed and ran out the door.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Writing sample

“Writing Sample”
Purpose: To share our writing goals with our parents and evaluate how well we did so we can improve. Our parents can then help us at home. 
WALT: PIES
Task:
Choose your favourite story so far from this term
Reread to make sure it makes sense, does it match my walt?
Do some more writing to finish (3 paragraphs minimum)
Fix up spelling, paragraphs, capital letters so that it’s ready for a reader
Get a buddy to read it
Publish writing (do a good copy of it)
Get an adult to check it.
Put it on your blog

Copy and paste title, purpose, task
What is your writing goal?
Put a target on your goal for this term:  💪

Generating Ideas
thinking, planning, brainstorming, building 

Organising Ideas
thinking, mapping, sifting, sorting, re-wording 

Words
adding detail, language features, nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, both technical and precise.

Sentences
simple, short, long, complex, compound, variety, connectives, adverbial, adjectival. 

Re-crafting
reading, re-reading, re-crafting, adding punctuation, adding, taking away, seeking feedback.


Copy and paste your favourite sentence here: Why is it your favourite sentence?
we snatched our bags and hurdled to the bus. i like that sentence because it had juicy words    


What challenged you the most and why? planning because i needed to think of ideas  

What do you need to get better at in your writing and why? 
I need to do a full stop and then a capital letter because it will make sense. 


How can adults help you with this goal?  By giving feedback and feedforward 

Maths Sample


“Maths Sample”
Purpose: To share our maths strategies with our parents and evaluate how well we are doing in maths and find out how we can improve. Our parents can then help us at home.
WALT: (highlight one)
count on from the biggest number when adding two numbers together (e.g. 3+8 as 8, 9, 10, 11).
explore the different ways to manipulate numbers when adding 2 digits (e.g. 18+18+18 as 20+20+20=60-6).
explore the different ways to manipulate numbers when adding and subtracting 2 digits (e.g. 71-48 as 73-50).
explore decimal place value (e.g. how many 10ths, 100ths and 1000ths in a whole number).

Task:
Choose your maths goal so far from this term
Use the Showme app to “show” how you can solve the maths problem
Can you solve the problem using a different strategy?
Speak clearly into your ipad - keep your ipad still
Get a buddy to view it
Save Showme as: ‘Your Name’ Term 2 Maths Sample
Get an adult to check it.
Copy embed code, paste into the HTML section on your blog.

Copy and paste title, purpose, task
What is your maths stage?
Put a target on your stage for this term:  💪
“Maths Sample”
Purpose: To share our maths strategies with our parents and evaluate how well we are doing in maths and find out how we can improve. Our parents can then help us at home.
WALT: (highlight one)
count on from the biggest number when adding two numbers together (e.g. 3+8 as 8, 9, 10, 11).
explore the different ways to manipulate numbers when adding 2 digits (e.g. 18+18+18 as 20+20+20=60-6).
explore the different ways to manipulate numbers when adding and subtracting 2 digits (e.g. 71-48 as 73-50).
explore decimal place value (e.g. how many 10ths, 100ths and 1000ths in a whole number).

Task:
Choose your maths goal so far from this term
Use the Showme app to “show” how you can solve the maths problem
Can you solve the problem using a different strategy?
Speak clearly into your ipad - keep your ipad still
Get a buddy to view it
Save Showme as: ‘Your Name’ Term 2 Maths Sample
Get an adult to check it.
Copy embed code, paste into the HTML section on your blog.

Copy and paste title, purpose, task
What is your maths stage?
Put a target on your stage for this term:  💪

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

My rivers vs beach writing

  Science Inquiry
               rivers vs beach
Living things depend on one another and on the non-living environment in which they live.  Changes in any element of the living or non-living environment may affect the relationships between living things and lesson or improve the chances of some species surviving.

The students from room 6 and 7 had  their warm jackets ready to go, we were all lined up ready to go on a adventure . We clambered on to the bus. Manawatu river here we come, chitter chatter all the way there.

When we got there we got put into groups and walked on the rocky concrete everyone saw the river it looked brown and muddy.

We measured how fast the wind was going and how fast the water is going. Also we talked about why the water went that way. It was because the water was coming from the hills. Then we climbed back up to the top like monkeys scurrying up a tree.

We quickly munched and crunched our brain food. We jumped back on the bus and zoomed out of the Manawatu river road. We were finally on our way, Analiese and I played some games while we were waiting for our next destination. We saw the sign saying Welcome to Foxton Estuary and we knew we were there.  

We marched down to the beach with our hula hoops so we could put  them down on areas of the beach to investigate. We opened some wreaked rocks ... There were CRABS one was coming to me so I stayed back. Next  place OH NO! there were some bones. Mike went to go and tell everyone we wanted to actually keep it secret.
It time to come back. We snatched our heavy bags and hurdled into the bus. We are off to the Next stop.

As we leaped down from the bus. The sand surrounded my head so we sprinted up to have our yummy lunch on the stairs.  We hopped back down to get started with our work. Stomp stomp stomp all the way there. It was not a quick stop because we used our hula hoops again to look at plants. My foot almost got stuck in the sand.  We were climbing up and down sand dunes. Then we went to the real beach. We were collecting things like seaweed, twigs,rock, shells, and even a dead crab. Then it was time to go back to school.
 Crab 
A group of crabs is called a cast
A crabs shell is actually a skeleton on the outside of its body
Estuary Facts
Estuaries are where the freshwater and saltwater meet
Estuaries are a safe place for young animals and fish
Sand Facts
Sand is made up of broken rocks


A group of crabs is called a cast
A crabs shell is actually a skeleton on the outside of its body
Estuary Facts
Estuaries are where the freshwater and saltwater meet
Estuaries are a safe place for young animals and fish
Sand Facts
Sand is made up of broken rocks

My science beach art

I found it hard to stick the sand on my picture. I ask Caroline and she said maybe put the sand in the glue and that worked a lot better. Azhara helped me to put it on.
I liked painting the sea I tried to use different blue by adding white to the blue.
I was happy when I was finished I think I did a good job.