Thursday, 23 February 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki

Te Taiao o Tamaki

I am so excited to be learning about the theme for this year I think which is Te Taiao o Tamaki. Which means Then environment of Tamaki. The reasons why I'm so happy for this topic because it helps with pollution, looking after our environment which helps us look after our lovely birds and trees. So this all means we are going to be encouraging  people to help all of us in our Tamika environment to keep our place clean.  

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Lame Race!

Walt: Write a recount

Have you been on an lame run experience? Well my literacy class has. Just to let you know this was going to be lame after that exciting but then it turned out to be lame!

It was just a peaceful normal day until Mr Goodwin said, ”Hey class chromebooks away on a desk, and line up outside with your shoes on”. As we went to line up I was wondering what we were doing but the only clue Mr Goodwin gave us that it was going to be lame. I was so bored and tired that I almost just sat down on the mat, and then I become OTL (Only the Lonely).

After that I was ready and waiting for two of my classmates who were holding up the class I shook my head so that I could abandon my laziness and get ready for whatever was going to happen. Once again Mr Goodwin warned us that this is going to be lame. Which was very obvious to me because of my facials. As we were walking to wherever we were going I had thoughts in my head like what will happen, am I going to get a growling, or are we just going to sit down.

As we were walking I had a feeling that our destination was going to be the field. Suddenly it was! I started to feel kind of happy then I got even more happy then I started to fiddle around but then my friend Daisy said,”Shhhhhh”. So then I stopped. Then we stopped and lined up against the gold post. Our instructions were to run to the other gold post and back.”Go”, Mr Goodwin said with a surprisingly booming voice. I felt like I was doing a 1000 meter run. I almost fell to the grass. As my friend calls me the class clown, but I felt stink and crazy at the same time.

Finally we finished the terrifying 1000 meter run. The whole class puffed. Even I was puffing like a dog. It was tiring. Then after the tiring run I was exhausted. Then we all went for a drink. As we were lining up the the drinks the whole line only used one tap cause the other was Hernandez. Overall this was the most lame run I’ve ever had!

Task Description: Today we had to write a recount about an experience. Our experience was about a lame race. I wrote a lot about my feelings in the recount. This is my second time writing a recount. I was actually a pretty lame experience!   



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Newspaper towers!

Walt: write a recount about our experience
My group
Whole class

Has anyone ever done constructing in the classroom? Well Room 7 has. We were constructing newspapers. It was pretty weird.

Anyways when my teacher said that we are going to be constructing this morning I was so surprised. I tried to have a little conversation to my friends but they were so excited, and at that time I was so excited. Our teacher also said that it was going to be a challenge of constructing newspaper, and that the tallest tower wins a prize. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

So then after all the excitement was done we started off by using a bit of paper and a pencil that our teacher gave us so that we can plan our tower. Some of us disagreed and some of us agreed with each others. One of my teammates Daisy made up a great idea for the bottom bit so that it is well supported to make our tower great, and as we were planning we kind of struggled but still managed to come up with something. It was a bit crazy.  

After the crazy plan Mr Goodwin gave us our seven big bits newspapers and our long bit of tape. He also said if you can’t give a good explanation to him about needing more tape you will be in big trouble with your newspaper tower. “3.. 2.. 1… go”, said Mr Goodwin. I was so nervous but at the same time ready to see how our tower will end up being like. We came up with a base for the tower by dividing the newspaper, and then forming it into the then we started planning as we go on how to make our tower tall enough to win.

It was so noisy that the more noise it became the more others got really worried. I was so complicated. Mr Goodwin gave us 2 more mins to fix up all the bad stuff. One of the bad things about our tower is that it did not stand at all. So as I started to look around I was getting more nervous and nervous. So then the time came who were the winners. Only one team had their tower standing and there prize was glory! Next time I would work in a team but try and get people with great idea’s to help our team work hard.

Task Description: Yesterday my literacy class did a challenge where we had to make the tallest tower, and whoever wins they get a prize. It was fun, noisy and frustrating. It was so hard to keep my groups tower standing so that we can win a prize. But too bad we did not win but my team did not win. One of the other groups won and there prize was glory!  

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Chicken flavored worms!

Walt: write quality introductions.

Who in this world has ever eaten chicken flavored worms before?  Our school teacher must have slept in the wrong side of his bed last night, because he actually fed some of us chicken flavored worms. I think I should’ve had some.


Introduction Rubric

My introduction is boring.
It is difficult to read.
My introduction is easy to read and has some interest for my audience.
My audience is hooked into my subject, it grabs their interest so they feel like they want to read more.
When someone reads my introduction they are left feeling intrigued. They can't wait to read more.
My introduction does not tell the reader what my writing is going to be about.
My audience has some idea about what I am writing about.
My audience is clear what I am writing about.
My introduction lets the reader know the direction and purpose of my writing.

Task Description: Today's lesson my literacy class did a writing experience. Our writing experience was to do with eating chicken flavored noodles, but our teacher tried to trick us into thinking it is disgusting worms. So then after we wrote our introduction we did a rubric to see what our score was.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Native plants

Walt: make connections across multiple texts.

Task Description: Today I have been learning about Native tree's in New Zealand, and the 3 main things we are learning about which is part of the Native things we are talking about which is Endemic, Native or Introduced. I been having a great time learning about Native to NZ. Enjoy!

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Ambassadors meeting!

Ambassadors 2017!

Hey Everyone! If you don't know I had to write an application if I had wanted to become an ambassadors for Pt England school this year. If you would like to see my application last year for the roll to become an ambassador check it out here. So then a few days later I had received an e-mail from the Mrs Burt ( Who's teacher for ambassadors ) saying congratulations that I've become an ambassador for Pt England School in 2017. So after all my excitement I couldn't wait to see her next year. So then on Tuesday we met and then we had to say our mihi that was given to us over the holidays to learn. But only 4 of the girls including me managed to learn it. After letting Mr Burt hear us say our mihi he decided to choose me as the leader of the amazing ambassadors. I was so surprised and I couldn't wait to lead the mihi for this year!     

Friday, 3 February 2017

What is a iMac?

Walt: follow instructions and present work to a high standard.

Task Description: Yay it's the start of school and here is my first school reading presentation for this year. So my presentation is about i Mac's, and since my reading group is called i Mac's I have to learn all about it. So here I show you about an i Mac's. This helps you understand what to do when you've got an iMac and that you can type up almost about everything on the iMac using Google. Hope you enjoyed it and that you've learned something about it..