Tuesday, 1 December 2015

New reading challenge task 1

Girl, School, Money
A girl comes home from School and she gets a letter about a class trip to Rotorua. She has to collect money because it costs $40 to go on the bus. Abby needs a dressing gown to go on the trip and she gets one from Ata. But the dressing gown has no buttons. So they search for buttons that are no longer used. Then the class went on the trip and she stayed with Hine's family. And when the trip was over, Aunty Noa realised that the dressing gown was gone. They sent a letter to Hine's family and they received a parcel and inside was Abby's dressing gown and on the dressing gown the buttons had changed.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Reading task 3

Math challenge

Distance Challenge - Each person in your group has to make a paper plane and measure how far it can fly inside the hall and outside. Make sure you have a starting point. Make sure you decorate it! 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Monday, 21 September 2015

Wearable arts-production

Feelings- I feel amazed that my wearable arts did not fall apart.

Facts- I learnt that my character is the God of embalming and the dead, in Egypt.

Skills- I learnt how to cut fabric without using the scissors.

Goals- I need to work on changing from my wearable arts to my black clothing.

Links- my everyday life is being creative.

Challenges- cutting egg cartons.

Highlights- my favourite part was making my wearable arts.

Questions- why do we do wearable arts for production? Suggestions: maybe showing our creativity to people.

Thursday, 17 September 2015


For homework we can choose to make a maori song or a game. I picked to make a game here is the made up game. The game is called maorioply.
All it does is that you roll the dice and only 4 players can play. If you get a one you have to miss a turn. If you land on a challenge you pick the card up and if it says you have to dance you have to do it or otherwise you have to go back to the start. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Wearable arts costume

    Last month we have been doing our wearable arts for our production. My group and I are doing Egypt, I am doing Anubis, Anubis is the god of embalming and the dead. here is my costume.

Monday, 14 September 2015


Maths - WALT solve problems by using multiplication and division.

Here are some photos showing our learning.

Own myth writing

WALT create our own a Myth / legend 

Myth writing 

One cold day in Iceland there was a beautiful young women name Icela, she is the princess of
Iceland. One hot day in fire land there was a young man name firestone because he always collects stones. One day when Icela was walking around the land she spotted someone that she really loved it was firestone, he also spotted Icela and was also in love. So they went to the edge of there sides because they weren't aloud on each other's sides or otherwise Firestone will turn grey and Icela will turn brown and get sick. They looked at each other "who are you" said Icela "I'm firestone" said firestone "who are you" said firestone "I'm Icela princess of the land". The next morning Icela sneaked away from her castle with fire protection because she was going to the hot place that nobody has every went there which was fire land, Icela took a deep breath and walked in the fire land. While Icela was walking she spotted firestone. Icela couldn't use her magic because of the heat. Icela walked towards firestone, when firestone turned around he saw Icela then he said "what are you doing here!" Then Icela said "I'm here to-" but before Icela could finish she saw a big ball of ice. Icela knew what to do she ran with firestone. While they were running both of them saw catapults and other stuff like that Icela wondered why then firestone knew why there was a war going on for some reason then Icela started to feel dizzy then fainted she was turning brown firestone had to do something so he picked up Icela and carried her to Iceland. The ice king said to the fire king "WHERE IS MY DAUGHTER!"  "I DON'T KNOW WHERE SHE IS" yelled fire king. Firestone emerged from his side with Icela, people saw them and then firestone said "stop the war Icela has turned brown" Icela was dying only a touch of fire can save her so an elder told him about it so firestone only has 50 seconds to do it. Firestone was concentrating really hard until there was a spark of fire then BOOM fire came firestone quickly rubbed fire on Icela's legs and arms. Nothing was happening could it be the end of Icela, but then Icela was turning blue "she's alive" said firestone with tears on his face, Icela's eyes were beginning to open Icela was awake everybody was cheering. A year later everybody was aloud to go on each other's sides now, why because they had strong protection and that everybody lived happily in there lands. THE END

Co-constructed SC:

keep your writing in order:
beginning, middle and end
make sure you have your plan
put it into your own words
use more interesting words, 
time connectives - suddenly, later, unexpectedly, meanwhile, next minute...after that
proof read your writing
highlighter strategy


Reading invention

   WALT make an invention to help solve the mystery.
    This invention helps the detective to see who pushed humpy dumpty.




Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Recount writing

WALT write a recount about an idea we had in our writers notebook.

 I was At home I was sitting on the couch doing nothing, until my sister got an idea. Do you want to 
know the idea! Okay then it is roasting marshmallows! How yummy is that, anyways back to the 
story. my sister and I got two toothpicks a bag of marshmallows and a candle. My sister lit the 
candle and then we begun roasting marshmallows. My sister showed me how to roast the marshmallows without burning my fingers my sister has done this in girl guides before so she knows what to do. The marshmallows were bubbling and it turned into fire  then I blew the fire out. Every single time when the fire came I would always blow it out and sometimes the fire wouldn't go away. It tasted gooey and delicious at the same time. The smoke smells nice, if you smell my house you would know that my sister and I were roasting marshmallows. After we finished roasting we packed away our stuff and then after that I changed into my pj's and went back to the living room lay down on the couch with my waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrm blanket! Because it was so cold I snuggled up in my blanket and I watched TV. I was watching until dinner time do you want to know what it was. A burger with fish, yeah really, fish. Anyway I finished dinner then I had warm milk (like always) then I brushed my teeth and then I went to my warm bed ah goodnight oh and THE END. 

Success Criteria - Co constructed

we need our plan beside us to look at our ideas
make sure it's true and it makes sense
put it in the right order
use descriptive words - e.g. enormous, giant, speechless, flabbergasted etc
proof reading ask someone else to read it
use a dictionary / thesaurus - make your writing more interesting to draw the reader in
use punctuation
use the highlighter strategy - gold for goal and pink for think

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Reading task 3

Task p - Draw a picture of one of the characters in the book. Find and copy out 3 things the writer says 
about the person.