Thursday, 26 March 2015

Te Ahu a Turanga Noho Marae!

Description:  In week 7, we had an overnight stay at the local Marae in Woodville. We were immersed in Maori culture and participated in a range of activities. We arrived with our buddies and participated in all the activities set for us by our teachers together. After a hearty afternoon tea our buddies departed to school, leaving us to spend the night alone. Well it wasn't that bad. We set two goals to focus on during our stay. Here are my goals.

Big Idea:  
1.  Did you achieve your goals?  How do you know?
 For my first goal to do all my goals to the best of my ability did not work out because I in the end I did not do it. My second goal I achieved. I know this beacause I got every where I needed to be on time and did not need to go back to do something I forgot to do.

2.  What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why?
I am proud of not talking at night because I was really tired and wanted to get a lot of sleep. I am also proud of completing the Gorge because my bag was really heavy and hard to carry.

3.  What challenged you the most and why?
The Gorge walk because my pack was really heavy and most of it was up hill so it was difficult to climb all the way up with only a few stops.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Triangles with Troy!


We have been learning about Geometry for Maths for the past few weeks. We looked at all the different types of shapes and in particular triangles. We have learnt that there are 4 different types of triangles and we created something to share our understanding about each of them. I created a poster with my friend Emma. Here it is.

Big Idea: I have found learning about triangles with Troy fun and have learnt a lot. I think that triangles are much exciting to learn about than I expected. I am hoping that someone can learn about the different triangles.

Evaluation: I think I did well on listing the angles and explaining about the protractor. Next time I would use a more readable font for the poster because this font is really hard to read.

I love your poster Ana, if I didn't know about any of the Triangles I would understand your poster. 
Next time I think that you could make your poster a a bit easier to read ( I find that some of the words are a bit hard to read because of the font and some of the paragraphs don't match the picture). Your poster is AMAZING! -Hannah.

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Purpose: Create a story to share orally.
Description: Oral storytelling is a Maori tradition. We have been planning our own story to tell on the Marae in Week 7. We had to make a story board to help us figure out what was going to happen in our story. My story is about how the sky was made. It is set in a town where the only colours are dark green and gray. We also had to do a character description. Here are mine.

Big idea: In the end I had to change my story because it didn't turn out quite right. Annie turned out nice and was the one that changed the colour. Watch my video to see the other differences. 

-Between 1 and 2 minutes long
-Using your voice to make sounds effects
-Using your whole body to make actions
-Use your face to tell a story through facial expression
-Knowing the story, knowing the setting
-Get the picture into your listener’s head
-Stay in character - keep your composure.
-Audience participation

-Unique and original (Hook your audience).
Here is my video.Hope you enjoy.

Evaluation: Next time I would make my story with more crowd participation. I am proud of my story itself and what I changed it to.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you made your voice really clear that I could under stand what you were saying and also I thought you made your message very clear. Next time you could let the audience participate and also use some more actions. Zara

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

STAR test

Description: We did a Star test in class on friday. A star test is a test with four diferent sections, one on word recognition, one on sentence comprehension, one on paragraph comprehension and one on volcabulary. There are also different stanines depending on what score you got. The top stanines is stanines nine. If you get stanine five then you are at the standard of your age group. I'm a year 6. I got a stanine nine. Here is a photo of the back of the test to show my scores.

Big idea: We had to chose a goal around what we got right and wrong. I got 50 out of 50 so I had to think of my own goal.  My goal is to read a wider variety of different kinds of books and articles. To do this I could ask a friend/family member to help and to give me advice on different kinds books.