Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Worlds Oldest Man

We read a story on kiwi kids new about the worlds oldest man.

Here is the questions.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? The worlds oldest man is called Sakari Momoi.

2. What was the key event from the news article? It is about the man that is 111 years old.

3. Where did this event take place? He was in Tokyo.

4. When did this event take place. April 2014.

5. Why did this event happen? Because the other oldest man died.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Learning Pit

WALA: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.  

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

  • Draw the Learning Pit.
  • List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit.
  • List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit.
  • Label where good learning happens.
  • List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit.

Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit.
    • How did you feel when you were in the pit? I feel Challenged, Frustrated, Worried.
    • What did you do to work out of the pit? I would keep saying to myself "I can do it" and " keep trying don't give up".

Feedback/Feedforward: WOW Sophie I really like how you added lots of detail, I like how you have a colour pattern. I think you really made your poster pop and it looks like you have been to the colour workshop on posters and layout and FONT. I think you have explained what "The Pit" is. I like how your title stands out and has lots of colour and all the same size. I think you could improve on making everything spreed out all the paper cause there is some white that you could fill in. #Zara

Writing Sample

WALT:  Entertain

Description: We read the poem “My Remarkable Journey” which inspired us to write our own remarkable journeys about why our homework wasn’t at school today.

Here is my story!!!

I was sitting on the mat and we had finished inquiry. Then my teacher told us that we were not doing 1 page not 2 pages not 3 pages but 10 pages of HOMEWORK. It’s the end of the day and I’m sitting at my desk.

We were meant  to be doing it on our device’s but pages stuffed out. So I email my teacher and he was so angry. The he put every letter in CAPITAL!!! My teacher said do it in book. I said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo! Now I’m ANGRY because of my stupid homework. 

I’m in the peace and quiet, but I’m freezing. 5 mins later. Dun dun dun!!!!!!!Now I am being attack by an Elephant. I bit the Elephants leg. The Elephant ate my homework and jumped out the window. I raced up to the Elephant and said wheres my homework!!! He didn’t say any thing.

We ran into the jungle and I fell over in a mud puddle. It was yuck. I keep sprinting to get my homework. Its so hard to get my stupid homework. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I’m in HOMEWORK land. OH NO homework land has got lots of quick sand. It pulls you in as fast as a cheetah. Now I’m getting pulled in. This all started because of my stupid HOMEWORK!!! 

A hawk came and saved me. Its a good thing that I’m not going to die but I will drop and It will hurt. That why I don’t have my homework here today. I’m sorry that you can’t hear the rest of my story!!!

We decided that a quality piece of writing has the following things. Reflect on whether these things are in your story:

Introduction: It hooks the reader in the first few lines making them want to read more?

Punctuation: Is your writing ready for a reader? Does your punctuation make it easy for them to read?

Short sentences: Do you create suspense by using these in your writing?

Onomatopoeia: Are these in your writing to create impact?

Alliteration: Are these in your writing to create impact?

Similes/Metaphors: Are these in your writing to create impact?

1. What do you think is the best part of your story? The best part in my story is When He put every letter in CAPITAL.

2. What was the hardest part about completing this portfolio sample? Writing my story because it took for a while to write.

3.  Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Next time my goal is to add more alliteration.

Feedback/Feedforward: WOW Sophie I really like how you added alot of detail, I think you could improve on less elephant I got a little confused -Zara

Monday, 11 August 2014

My Understanding

Last night there was a super moon. A super moon is when the moon is close to the earth then ever before. If you saw the super moon there were some cloud's over the moon so it was a bit hard to see. In 2015 September it will be a bit bigger but not this big as it was last night.

Here is the link for the real story.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Te Reo

WALT: communicate a message.

Description: We have been participating in 3 different workshops around colour, compositions and fonts.  We put these skills to use in a poster sharing our knowledge about Te Reo Maori. I made a movie as well.

Why? We have noticed that our posters are too cluttered and do not communicate a  message well.

Task: Make a poster about Te Reo Maori.

Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster relates to my message.

Composition:  My poster is balanced.

Font:  My font is clear, readable and suits the message.

Colour:  I have used 2-3 colours that are complementary.  My background choice makes the text pop!

Accuracy:  All of the words on my poster are spelt correctly.

  1. What are you most proud of and why? I'm proud of the colous that match.

  1. What challenged you the most and why? I think the thing that challenged me was spelling the because it's hard to spell word's write in maori.

  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? My next goal is to fill in the space.

Feedback/Feedforward: I like how spelt all the word's right. I like you could work on adding a bit more colour -Georgia

I think in the yellow target

Here is the link for the video.