Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Knoword is an educational and challenging game where the computer gives the definition and the first letter of a word and you have to write it down. You have one minute to do as many as you can and every time you get one right you get 20 points. But every time you skip one, by pressing the x button, you lose ten points. Here is a photo of my high score with my friend Bella.

Two stars and a wish.

My goal in poutama and out of poutama is to be a courageous learner. Being a courageous learner is when you take risks, think outside the box, put yourself in the learning pit and work independently expect when it is a collabiritive task. We have set one goal and chosen two things that we are really good at. Two stars and a wish is when you decide on two things you are really good at and one thing that you need to work on.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Red Fox and Marly

In class we had to do a collabiritive writing task with a friend. I did mine with Bella. It is about the S.C.S, a place for special orphans with an odd bond. The two main characters were based on us. The idea came out of game we used to play. Here is the first chapter. I hope it hooks you in and makes you want to read more.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


Description: Every Monday after lunch Kapahaka takes place. Kapahaka is a group of students who learn Maori songs and actions and preformed to different audiences in different places such as the regent and other schools. It is to. Teach students about Maori people and the cultures of the natives of Aotearoa.

Big idea: Here is my reflection on what I need to work on and what I am good at for Kapahaka.

At kapahaka I enjoy the singing as a group because it shows how close we are and brings us together as one.

I am most proud of my actions because they are clear and fluent.

I find pronunciation challenging because Maori words are hard to pronounciate and sometimes you sing them wrong without realising it.

I am managing this challenge by asking my peers if I am pronouncing the words correctly.

A personal goal for me is to pronounce and practice the words on my own time.

Our school wide focus this term has been around showing excellence. I show this at kapahaka by helping the younger members and my friends and taking in others feedforward and working on it.

Feedback/Feedforward: Ana I think you do good at the pronouncing the words right in most of the songs. Maybe if you want to get better at pronouncing the words that you don't know you could ask for help or practice. 😋 Taylor

Evaluation: I think I am getting better at my pronunciation because I can hear it in my singing but I could work on the words now because I am finding that I am missing some out.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015


As a tic tac toe activity we had to come up with lots of better words that could replace the word bad. Such as horrindeos and horrible. I did mine on pic collage. Next time I think I could put more words in and make two word jars.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Maths Portfolio Sample

Description: In maths we are learning about strategies. We are learning to use the best strategy for each problem and how to use that strategy. There are three stages. Stage 6, stage 5 and stage 4. I am in stage 6. The strategys we a learning to use are:
Rounding and compensating
Equal addition
Place value partioning 
We were given a peice of paper with 4 questions on it. We had to answer the questions by picking and object and using the prices. We also had to use one of t he strategys above. I used Trial and error most often. 

Big idea: You can see from my pictures that I used different strategys for different questions. I learnt that equal addition was the best and trial and error took the most time. 

Nice strategys Ana. but you could label each image with the strategy you used. Lachlan

Evaluation: I think I did well at getting what I had to do done in the short time I had because I had ICAS practice so I was a day behind. Next time I could label what stratigies I have used because it is hard to tell what I am using.

Animal adaptations inquiry!

Description: For science we got to chose who we wanted to be with. We went to each teacher. Troy, Suzanne and Ebony. Troy is doing food webs, Suzanne is doing the human body and Ebony is doing animal adaptations. I'm in Ebony's group for inquiry. We are learning about biological adaptations and behavioural adaptations. A biological adaptation is something an animal has developed that is part of their body like wings or fur. A behavioural adaption is something they learnt to do like a sea bird dropping mussels on the rocks to open them. 

Purpose: To think like a scientist.

Think like a scientist 
Act like a scientist 
Talk like a scientist .
Big idea:We had to chose animal and think of a burning question about them around a biological or behavioural adaptation. I chose the Peregrine falcon. I my burning question was how fast can they go. I made a haiku deck about what I predicted it would be and the answer.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think that you did a really good job on your presentation but next time you could do an experiment. Aalaa

Evaluation: I think I did well at gathering my information but next time I could do an experiment because my presentation is a bit boring and doesn't have any audience participation.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Writing Portfolio sample!

Description: In writing my goal is sentences. I aim to have a range of different sentences including complex sentences. To get better at this I am going to practise writing different kinds of sentences and putting them together to make a story. We wrote a story based around a video we watched called 'Mouse for Sale!' Here it is.

Big Idea: A complex sentence is a sentence is a sentence that has and independent part and a dependent part. For example, Olivia is a girl is a simple sentence. But if I added on it to make it, Olivia is a girl with long flowing hair it would be a complex sentence because with long flowing hair doesn't stand on it's own. We had to include lots of complex sentences in our writing and highlight them red. Here is my writing! Hope you enjoy!

Feedback/Feedforward: Great Job Ana, I love your writing! You have used heaps of complex sentences that keeps me engaged. Next time I think you could work on paragraphing because sometimes your paragraphs are a bit big/long. Great Job! I love your writing.
Hannah K

Evaluation: I did well at using complex sentences in my writing because others commented on how many I have but I could still get more in. I also think I could work on my paragraphing because I had to go back and make some more paragraphing. 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Phenomenal Word Jar!

Description: In reading my goal is to Expand my vocabulary. Every Monday morning I book myself into two workshops that are on expand vocabulary. I have to book into one yellow workshop and one orange workshop and have to make sure it is not clashing with anything else. 
These are strategys that I am aiming to use for my reading.
Success Criteria:
Reread the text to understand unknown words.
Read on to figure out what a word means.
Try to look for the base or root word inside it. Such as Reread. Read is the root word.
Compare and contrasts.

Big ideaIn class we have a Tic-Tac-Toe board. A Tic-Tac-Toe board is a board with a whole bunch of activities based on a goal, two are green and the rest are plain white. The green ones are priorities and the white ones are ones were you can chose what to do. You have to do both greens and one white. This week we only had to do a white activy. I chose phenomenal word jar. A phenomenal word jar is when you chose a bunch of juicy words that you think you should use more often in your writing.

Feedback/Feedback: I think you did a fantastic job on explaining the Tic Tac Toe board. I think you could work on you could work on the colours in your phenomenal jar because it is a bit hard to see some words. Taylor

Evaluation: I think I did well at coming up with different words to add to my writing. I could work on adding more words because their weren't as many words in their.