Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Māui and the giant fish

Today we did a practice activity for the Summer Learning Journey.
First we read the story Maui and the Giant Fish.
Then we wrote 3 facts we learned from the story.
Next time i might do more interesting facts.
Here are my facts:

Māui and the giant fish
  1. Maui’s ancestor Murirangawhenua gave Maui a jawbone and he used it for fishing.

  1. Maui always tried persuading his brother into letting him go fishing with them.

  1. Maui’s brothers don’t want Maui to go fishing and they always make up a reason for him not to go.    

Friday, 20 October 2017

Baby Animals

WALT: Make text to self  connections

First I did the background green.

Next I search up baby animals.

Finally I move the pictures around.

The most hardest part was moving the pictures around so they could all fit.

Next time i might title it Baby animals on my collage.  

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Taku Whanau

WALT specify who someone is and what their relationship is to you (or someone else).
Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)
Taku whānau
My family
Te Awarangi
Kia ora. Ko Te Awarangi au.
Hello. I’m Te Awarangi
Te Awarangi
Ko Peter taku koro. Ko Mere taku kuia. Ko Andrew taku koro. Ko Peti taku kuia. Ko Mike taku pāpā. Ko Ani taku māmā. Ko Ropata taku tuakana. Ko Marama taku tuahine. Ko au tana tungāne. Ko Paora taku teina.
Peter is my grandfather. Mere is my grandmother. Anderw is my grandfather. Peti is my grandmother. Mike is my dad. Ani is my mum. Ropata is my older brother. Marama is my sister. I am her brother. Paora is my younger brother.
Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)
Ko wai mā rātou?
Who are they?
Te Awarangi
Ko tēnei taku whānau. Ko ia taku pāpā. Ko ia taku māmā. Ko ia taku tuahine.
This is my family. He’s my dad. She’s my mum. She’s my sister.
Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)
Ko wai ia?
Who’s she?
Te Awarangi
Ko ia taku whaea kēkē. Ko ia te tuahine o taku pāpā.
She’s my auntie. She’s the sister of my dad.
Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)
Ko wai rāua?
Who are they?
Te Awarangi
Ko ia taku whaea kēkē. Ko ia taku matua kēkē. Ko ia te tungāne o taku māmā. Tokomaha aku kaihana.
She’s my auntie. He’s my uncle. He’s the brother of my mum. I have lots of cousins.
Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)
Ae. Tokomaha ō kaihana.
Yes. You have lots of cousins.
Te Awarangi
Ko tēnei taku whānau.
This is my family.
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Taku whānau

Kia ora. Ko Azalea au.

Ko Jake taku koro. Ko Ngarangi taku kuia.

Ko Erin taku koro. Ko Dot taku kuia.

Ko Selwyn taku pāpā. Ko Rhonda  taku māmā.

Ko Aurora taku tuahine.

Ko wai mā rātou?

Ko tēnei taku whānau.

Ko ia taku pāpā. Ko ia taku māmā. Ko ia taku tuahine.

Ko tēnei taku whānau.

Ko ia taku tuahine.

We are learning specify who someone is and what their relationship is to us.

First I copy the top one on a different page.

Next I backspaced the things that weren't mine and put my family in.

Finally I went to my sisters class and took a photo and put a boarder around it.

The part I enjoyed was taking a picture with my sister.

Next time i might do a picture of my sister by her self.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

My Puppy Poem

We are learning to write a diamante poem.
             First I write my diamante poem and did the title for the poem.

Next I did the background.

Finally I searched up pictures of puppys sleeping and dressed  up.
The most hardest part was finding words for my poem.

The part I enjoyed was when I got to write my poem.

Next time I might make one of the puppy pictures the background for my poem.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Making bread at home

We are learning to make connections to our prior knowledge.

First I did the background and made six little circles and put numbers in them to show the steps.

Next I put pictures in my google drawing and put how long it took for the bread to cook and rise.

Last I write down how to make the home made bread.

I really enjoyed making this google drawing.

Next time I might make one about making bread in a factory.   

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Ask Eddie quiz

WALT ask questions
1. Who was brainstorming?

2.Who is sitting next to Eddie?

3.Who was Eddie’s teacher?

4. Did Eddie think he was a bad singer?

5.Did Eddie sing at the powhiri?

6.Who said good to see you all today?

7.What instrument did Koro Tu play?
8.Did Koro Tu like Eddie’s picture?

9.Who shouted out me me?

10.Did Eddie's class visit a different school?

Friday, 28 July 2017

Digging deeper


We are learning to dig deeper and use words that are more interesting in our writing.

First i made a simple sentence.  

Next i made the sentence bigger and better. 

Last i made it more interesting.  

The most hardest part was when I had to think of a simple sentence.

Next time I will use a thesaurus for more interesting words.

After that I did a  digging deeper story on my chrome book.

First I did the background.

Next I added shapes to make the dirt and pictures for the sun,grass and rainbows.

Last I made the holes so I could copy my story from my book and type it onto my chrome book.

The most fun part was when I got to do the google drawing. 

Next time I might do it more different to the other people in class. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

WALT visualise what we are reading

Title: reading responses
Journal: Poi
SJ Nov,2014. L2.
Maia is a girl that does not like her poi because it was lopsided,the taura was loose and one of the hukahuka had fallen off. There was an hole in the other poi and when she put her finger in it the foam came out and she wanted to quit
kapa haka.Then the principal Mr Hayward ask her if she wanted to help mrs taiapa a teacher at their school make pois for their school kapa haka team.

Their school kapa haka team was going to a festival in two weeks. The next day during lunch maia went to help the teacher Miss Taiapa make the pois. They had to make sixty-five pois. Their school colours were blue and red. They used plastic bags,wool and foam to make them. On  the festival day maia got to go with the kapa haka team to the festival. And Mrs waru ask her to accept their group’s prize for best poi.

Monday, 3 July 2017

WALT find better synonyms to make our writing more interesting.

My Word Bank
WALT find better synonyms to make our writing more interesting

  • Make a copy in your writing folder.
  • Rename it.

Verb from the poem
Synonym for that verb
My mum is tall
The night is dark.
My nan’s dog is fluffy.
The dark is frightening.
My sister thought she was scary.
My cousin can be weird.
The idea of flying was terrifying.
When i was a baby i liked crawling.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Hard, Rock - Free images on Pixabay30/05/2017 WALT:write our observations.

This morning Mrs Wallace brought her rocks to class for everyone to look at.

First we all got into a circle to look,feel,hear and smell the rocks.
They all were impressive.

Next we all talked about the rocks. They were smooth and hard and some looked like they had a fossil inside of them.

Last we categorised the rocks and the volcanic rocks were basalt and some of the ocean rock had fossils in it and it looked so fascinating.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

WALT: express an idea or opinion supported with evidence.

Date 16.05. 2017
WALT: express an idea or opinion supported with evidence.

I think we shouldn’t be allowed to have smartphones during class.

Because people could cheat on a test or their work.

Because people can go on google if they have internet and use a app that they have on their phone that have answers on it.

Because it can be a distraction by playing on it.

They might not want to get off their game that they are playing on when they were meant to be learning.

They could cause fights and arguments

Because someone might had lost their phone and someone else has the same one they might argue about it.

And that is why I think we should not have smart phones in class.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


We were learning about our kawa of care. Also Chromebook safety and this is my art.

Friday, 31 March 2017