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Monday, 12 December 2016

Bookipedia Exhibition

Today we did our Bookipedia Exhibition. I worked with Telaina and Emma to create a replica of Hana's Suitcase. We wrote a story based on Hana's Suitcase and put it into the suitcase we used too. Here is a photo of our finished exhibition.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Maths - Probability

This term we have been focusing on Probability. We made an Educreation to explain probability. Telaina and I worked together. Here is our Educreation.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Maori Memes

Today we got sent an email of a maori proverb. 
  • Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa taki tini
Our job was to make a meme with this proverb and have what we thought it meant in English too. Here is the meme that I made:

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Athletics Reflection

Yesterday we had our annual School Athletics. We got given these questions to reflect on. Here they are:
    • What was the most enjoyable part of athletics for you? Why? The most enjoyable part was probably seeing everybody cheering on their house in the relay, the 800/400/200 metre races and other events. Everybody was having fun because the whole school got into it.
    • What are you really proud of? Why? I am really proud of myself for winning long jump because last year I got second and I made a goal to come first and I did. I need to push on with my long jump because Emma M wasn't far behind.
    • What was the most challenging part? Why? The most challenging part was pushing myself through asthma in the 800 metre race especially because I forgot my inhaler. Next time I want to REMEMBER my inhaler!
    • Where to now? What are your goals for next time? Why do you want to focus on this? My goal for next time is to win the shot-put because this time I came second to Emily S and I was about 3 inches away from her so I know I can do it.

Here is a photo:

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Maths Inquiry

This term in maths James's groups have been doing maths inquiries. We worked in pairs or alone. I worked with Telaina. We decided to find out the average house prices for Auckland compared to Palmy. Here is the slide with our facts on it.

Monday, 14 November 2016

T4 Book Buddies

This term we have continued book buddies. My book buddy is Aria. This term we have a selection of biographies to read. So far I have read 3. The books I read were Eighty Dollar Champion, Hana's Suitcase, and Hiding Edith. These are my goals

 - help others to understand my opinion by including evidence
  and examples

- building on someone else’s idea by starting with “I

- making generalisations such as “All...” “Most…” “Some..”  “No/Never…”
Here is our slide.

PrEP - Market Day

For the end of last term and the start of this term we have been doing PrEP. PrEP was the preparation for Market Day, which was held on Friday 11th of November at RSS. All of us in Poutama got into groups of three. There had to be someone who would watch the budget, someone who would handle the money and calculate expenses, and someone who would make sure the product got finished and everything was organised. Once we had found our group we decided on a product we would make for Market Day. My group was me, Emma, and Telaina. We decided to make Candy Cane Christmas Trees. Here is a photo of our finished product.

Each group got a Google Slide with an example budget and a real budget. We also filled in the process we went through to make our product, and anything we needed to know. At the end we added 4 more slides with reflective questions, which we answered in our groups. Here is the slide we were given.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Maths Test

Today we got the results of our PAT test. I got 35 out of 35. My weakness is going too fast and finishing way too early including triple checking. My strengths are Geometry/ Measurement and statistics. Here is my sheet:

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Persuasive Writing

This term our focus is persuasive writing. We chose to do an advertisement promoting a box. I chose mine to be a Radio Ad because I thought it would challenge me more than a TV ad.

The things I think make a good radio ad are...
  1. Words that create a sense of urgency.
  2. Something that will draw people in.
  3. Good expression and confidence when speaking
Here is my advertisement, please keep in mind that the phone number is not real.

Come into the box store now to get a special discount on an empty box! This box is half price for a limited time!!! Rush into store to get your portable, amazing, empty box!

But wait... there's more, call 0800 649 366 to get your empty box 99.9% off!!! But that's not all of it, call now and get your second box absolutely free, that's right, call now and get your second box absolutely free! So why haven't you called yet?!?!?!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Geometry Checkpoint T3

This term our focus was on geometry. In James's group that was mainly about calculating angles. Here is the checkpoint sheet that I completed.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Calendar Art - T3 2016

This term we have been making art. It is called Drunkards Path. At first we saw a picture on the internet and thought it would be cool to make our own. We made some patterned papers and then we cut them out and stuck them together. I decided that I wanted to make lots of circles for my art, but there were other choices too - see Here and Here to see some other types.
Here is a pic of my Art.

Feedback: I think you did really well with explaining what you did to create this its really inspiring. 
Feedforward: How could you upgrade this? / Improve it? Charlotte P

Evaluation: I think I did really well at making my patterns contrast in the end product, next time I could try a different type of Drunkards Path.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Friday Challenge

Suzanne's nephew is going on a long flight to the UK.  He loves animals.  On the plane, he needs something that he can play with and keep him occupied in a small space.  The pieces have to be able to be stored flat in a snaplock bag that can go in his pocket.  

3 possibilities to prototype are:
  1. Animal puzzle
  2. Animal dice net
  3. Animal shapes

I have chosen Prototype #1   because: I think that Suzanne's nephew will like it.

My first prototype: (This needs to be detailed enough so that someone else can make it)

Tester 1's Feedback and Recommendations:
I really liked: the crocodile
A recommendation I have is: more legs. Caitlin
Based on my tester's feedback, the changes I want to make are: More legs

My second prototype: (This needs to be detailed enough so that someone else can make it)

Tester 2's Feedback and Recommendations: I really like how you did a crocodile.
Next time you could make it look more like one. Charlotte P

Monday, 5 September 2016

E T Reo Portfolio Post

In E T Reo we have been learning a whakatauki. A whakatauki is a proverb, or a quote, usually very motivational or inspirational. This is the whakatauki we learnt.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What is the most important thing in the world? The people, the people, the people.

To go with this whakatauki we did some art of people. Here is the end product.

Feedback: It's good that you learned what a proverb is.
Feedforward: I don't have any feedforward.

Evaluation:Overall I think I did well at this. I think that I was good at remembering it in Maori and English. I also learnt what a proverb is.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Writing Sample - Sentences

In writing I have been focusing on sentences. I have been learning to use different types of sentences to make my writing more interesting. Here is a Slide that I made with different sentence types in it.

Feedback: I like how you had a wide range of adverbial phrases to add to your complex sentences.
Feedforward: Next time you could have more simple sentences.
Rosie ;p

Evaluation: I agree with Rosie, Next time I could have more simple sentences, maybe a wider range as well.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Bookapedia Book Buddies

In reading we have been doing book buddies. We got together in buddies with the same goal and read a book. Every week we had a discussion about what had happened in the book we were reading. Here is me and my buddy's slide.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Math Sample - Mathex

On Friday we did MATHEX!TM. MATHEX!TM is a competition for most year groups. You enter teams of four and working together, you need to answer some practical questions and 20 quickfire questions. This year, my team came 2nd overall Year 5. Here is an example of a MATHEX!TM question. Can you answer it???

A tank contains some petrol. When 24 litres are added the total quantity of petrol in the tank is 4 times as much as before. How many litres were originally in the tank?
Here is a list of all of the skills you should have to be successful at MATHEX!TM 
  • Math skills - you need to be good at maths.
  • Teamwork - you need to work with your team.
  • Think creatively - this will help in the practical questions
  • Read questions properly - questions aren't always what they seem.
I improved my teamwork - I was not really a person to take a backseat every once in a while

My next step will be to work on math questions that use clues as I am better at straight +-x/

Feedback: I think that you did improve on your teamwork.
Feedforward: Nothing. Telaina

Friday, 12 August 2016

Panekiretanga Asessment

This terms focus is Panekiretanga. Here is a slide about how I will pursue it.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Weather Inquiry

On the last 3 Fridays of term we did some weather Science. Me and Charlotte P decided to see how rainbows are made, so we did two experiments. Here is on of them. The other one is in the slide (below). Can you see the rainbows?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

SLC Reflection

Yesterday I did my SLC (student led conference) and I shared my learning with my family. Now, I have 3 questions to answer about how I think it went.

1) How do you think you did on your SLC? What was the highlight? I think I did really well on my SLC, my highlight was seeing my report and how much I had improved in things.

2) What did you do differently to make your SLC stand out? I tried to make my SLC sound easy flowing and a little bit funny so that it didn't feel like the SLC olympics. 

3) How will you make your Home Led Conference in Term 3 be awesome? What things might you do to make it awesome? I am going to make my home led conference awesome by having it all set up with a theme and everything.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Algebra Matchsticks

Today I did an Algebra worksheet. I had to complete the patterns.