Wednesday, 23 May 2018


Today for reading we were reading an online book on read theory.  My results for this month were a bit low. My reading levels were on 3rd Grade. I think I need to try to read more books at home and at school. I also need to read the answers carefully.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

9 x tables

Today for maths we have been solving a 9 x tables maths problem. We used our 10 time's table to solve our thinking and our learning. I found this easy because doing the 10 times table was easy to solve.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Tech @ Tamaki College

Tech at Tamaki College was fun. This was our last rotation with Mrs. Telefoni. We learnt all about the maori Tradition and the maori patterns. We also created a picture of maori traditional pictures like a maori canoe or a maori warriors face. A big thank you to Mrs. Telefoni for teaching us art.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Kiwi Sport

Today at kiwi sport we played rippa rugby with Hamish. We first played a game where we had to split into 2 groups. 1 team with orange bibs and 1 team with no bibs. Then we had to pass the ball to each other without moving and we had to touch the other side with the ball. Then in the hall we played a touch game. Where we can touch the person with the ball with 2 hands. We also had to touch the ball at the other side.
It was fun because I learnt how to defend my self when I had the ball.

Kiwi can

At kiwi can today our theme for this term was Integrity and our topic was making good choices. We had to give ideas to what we should make to make good choices. Our energiser we played was called the clapping game. When the kiwi can instructor hands go criss cross, poke there hand or claps we have to clap our hands. Then we played a little activity called hand soccer.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

How to survie a cow attack?

Today for reading we did a key to evluvation. We had to talk about how to survie a cow attack. We also read a story about a girl name Amy that got attacked by a cow.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Roller skating

Today during Lunchtime we had been doing rollerskating with Puna. Puna  told us how to stand up when you fall and how to skate. It was a bit easy for me because I learnt how to skate when I was small.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Sophisticated Picture book

For reading we read a book called Memorials. This book was about a son talking about his great grandpa that severed in the world war 1. In this story I learnt what a Sophisticated Picture book is. This means it is mostly read by older adults. I worked well with Junior as my partner to finish our whole slide. 

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Thursday, 12 April 2018


This term I have learnt about the Winter Olympics. I did this because the Winter Olympics was held and it was on going until the 25 of Febuary. Our sports we choose was curling. We choose to do curling because we wanted to know what it was and how it works. I have made notes about everything that is based on curling.

Making Connections

Today for reading we read an article about snowboarding. We used the Making Connections frame, text to text, text to world and text to self. The content we read was about snowboarding.

Measuring Angles

Today for maths we have been measuring angles by using a protractor. This has helped me to learn how many degress are in an angle. I can use different kinds of angles like a right angle, an acute angle, obtuse angle, reflex angle, straight angle and a full turn angle. I also learnt how many degrees are in those angles.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Stretch Sentences

Today Mrs A's writing group have learnt what Stretch Sentences is. Brooklyn and I were collaborating to create a stretch sentences poster. To stretch sentence we used who, what, when, where and why in our story.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

You've got 2 minutes...

Today for writing we were learning to write for 2 minutes. I talked to my partner about the ideas we would put into our sentences and we made a word list that we can include. For our writing sample we used I can see, I can smell, I can hear, I can feel and I can taste.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Two words One minute

Equipment and respect
This year for the winter olympics is held at the Pyeongchang which is at South Korea. Each sports have their own sports equipments. Some sports have equipments that are long, small or some thing that goes onto the floor. People from the winter olympics have to respect each other. They have to respect each other because they might be respectful back to you. Being respectful to others is important because respect makes people try hard. For this years theme for the 2018 Winter Olympics is called Passion Connected. In in winter olympics you can win Gold, Bronze or Silver medals. There are also Olympic values. They are called Friendship, Respect, and excellence.

Today we used the ‘2 words 1-minute’ challenge to write a description of the Winter Olympics.
After talking in pairs about the things we knew about the Winter Olympics we created a list
of words (vocabulary) that would help us write our description. We chose the words
‘equipment’ and ‘respect’ to help us think about what we were going to write.

We talked about ideas with a partner, then we had 1 minute to put those ideas
into sentences. We had to try our best to use all the words on our
vocab list. After the minute was up we had
2 minutes to reread what we had written and make changes if anything didn’t make
sense, or if we had words and punctuation in the wrong place. When we finished
checking we had 2 more minutes to carry on writing our descriptions.

All the words I highlighted were the words that was on my word list. 

I made sure that my full stops were in the right place.

I need to remember to make sure my sentence made sense

Readytheory graph

Today for reading my reading group have been reading diffrent kind of stories on a website called Read Theory, it is a website were you can read different kinds of stories. You also have to asnwer the questions that they give you. My lowest grade I achived is grade 1. My highest grade is grade 5 which I think I did a better job. I think I need to read more so I can go up a grade each time I answer questions about a story.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Let me tell you someone about the Winter Olympics

Let me tell you about the 2018 Winter Olympics… Winter Olympics is a sports competitions were countries represent their own country team. The Winter Olympics is held in South Korea, Pyeongchang. It started on the 9th and ended on the 25th of February 2018. In the winter olympics they have many kind of sports. There are 92 countries that played at the winter olympics games. The only sports that has a Rifle is Biathlon. The Olympics values are Excellence, Respect and Friendship. The Winter Olympics and the RIO Olympics are different, because the winter olympics is held in the winter season. When each team has won a game they will be given a gold, silver or bronze medals. The passion connect logo means the people, earth,  heaven.Each sports or events have there own arena, stadium or courses so they know where they are going to play there sports game.  

This Morning we worked in pairs to talk about the Winter Olumpics. We first wrote the Let me tell you something about the 2018 Winter Olympics. We had 5 minutes to type our sentcese in. Jaydon and I had to take turns typing so we can carry on writing eachs others sentces. We were back to back so we can not talk to each other. This was really diffcult because Jaydon and I were writing the same thing and we had to make sure what we wrote and what our partner wrote made sense.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

PBS Whakatauki

Today Learning space 2 were learning about our school whakatauki. We also found out that our school whakatauki was - Manaaki Whenua (care for the land), Manaaki Tanagata (care for the people) and Haere Wakamua (go forward). Above this blurb is a poster of what the wakatauki means to us.

Tech @ Tamaki College

Today LS2 went to tech this morning. This was our 3rd rotation for tech. I was working with Mrs Telefoni, she teachs art. I worked really well with Jona, Jona and I had to draw out our art onto a peice of white paper.

Being an agent of change

Today LS2 were learning about being an agent of change. We looked at how we could be agents of change in our 2018 learning journey. I choose to take care of others and focusing on my learning

Place value - addition

Today in maths I have been learning to add 514 + 344 using my place value. I have been learning to add the bigger number so I can get my answer. I have now learnt how place value works.

Making Connections - The Olymics

Today for reading we have been reading a non-fiction book called The Olympics. The content we read was about the Winter Olympics. I have been working on the making connections sheet, text to text, text to world and text to self.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Subtraction - Place value

Today in Maths I have been learning about place values. I have been subtracting the number 897 - 432. To solve the answer I used place value so I can get my answer. I first needed to subtract the bigger number from the last to first number.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated? - Explaination

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated?

How Chinese New Year is Celebrated?

Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Celebrating Chinese New Year involves food, animals, and colours such as red and gold.  These 4 things are very traditional. Everything during this festive holiday means something.

Gold is known as the most beautiful colour. It is worn by royalty or people of importance. It also stands for wealth. Red is also a very important colour during the Chinese New Year holiday as it represents good luck. In China, red envelopes that have money inside are given to children and unmarried adults. People also decorate their houses with red banners. Food also symbolises something meaningful to the Chinese culture.

For instance, noodles are eaten for happiness and for a long life with good health. Egg rolls stand for wealth because they look like gold bars. Fish is thought to increase prosperity while oranges and tangerines symbolise fullness. Like the food and the colours all around the world lanterns are a special part in the Chinese New Year.

Usually lanterns that are a part of the Chinese holiday are red. Lanterns symbolise the wish of a bright future or, as many others believe, it is done to send wishes when love ones pass. Traditionally, lanterns are made from oiled rice paper which covers a bamboo frame.

As usual, Chinese traditions are meaningful to everyone who is from China. From the food to the dancing. As long as this Chinese tradition keeps going the identity of the Chinese people will always remain through the years. Kung hei fat choi to everyone. (This means Happy New Year in Chinese)

Jeremiah & Joshua V

Today Jeremiah and I were writing an explanation about How Chinese New Year is Celebrated. In our writing explanation Mrs. Anderson gave us a simple tip of what goes into our writing explanation. It was called tiic (title, introduction, information and conclusion). In our explanation we put in what colors they use, the food they eat and why the food is important during the chinese New Year.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

5 Main points - Making Snow

Today for reading we were reading an artircle which was based on making snow. We also made notes of what main points were in this artircle. I learnt that the toilet water (sewage water) can also make snow.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Summer learning journey / Next foundation

Today at assembly some students were given special certificates for completing their summer learning journey blogpost. We first heard from Rachel from the woolf fisher research centre. She talked about us taking part in the Summer learning Journey. Some people from our school took part and some people won 1 of 4 prizes and a Next foundtion t-shirt. I also took part I think I am really proud of my self. I would like to say a big thank you to Rachel and the Next foundation for helping and supporting our school.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Remembering our summer hoilday

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I heard the waves splashing on the hot sand.

I heard loud music beaming in my ears.

I saw people as pink as a flamingo.

I felt frightened because the massive rocks had a birds eye view of the blue harbour that laid beneath my feet.

I felt my heart beating as fast as a car.

I wondered if people might tumble onto the hard ground after falling off their bikes.

I wondered how long I would have to wait to get back to the safety of my home.

Today I have been writing a recount about remembering our summer holiday. My task was to make sentences without telling the reader what I did in the summer holiday. I had to finish the sentence, I heard, I saw, I felt, and I wondered. I learnt to put some powerful words in my story so that I can engage my reader.