Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Today in maths I have made a Scalene, Isosceles and a Equailateral.

This is a Scalene Triangle

A Scalene triangle has no equal sides.

This is a Equailateral Triangle

An Equailateral has all equal sides.

 This is an Isosceles Triangle

An Isosceles Triangle has only 2 equal sides.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Term 3 Review

Today our class did a term 3 review on how this term went for us, I made a poster in my day book to show you how my term went this year. The first thing is the things that were a highlights for is then it was our achievements then what our goal for next term was or what we wished for to happen in our learning.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Inquiry-Portfolio Criteria

WALT: Gather Information 

Eb (dress from around the world)-
Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different cultural dress from around the world. The first stage of an inquiry is to gather information ‘Get It’. First we chose a culture we wanted to find out more about and then started researching. 

Get It, Sort It, Use It Model 

1. What are you most proud of? The thing I am most proud of is that I found lot of information then I made a new creation that did not look the same to the indian headwear I was making.

 2. What did you find challenging? The challenging thing was attaching the side fabric to the wire.

 3. My next ‘Get It’ goal is? Is to make more indian patterns to make the piece more cultural.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Writing Sample

WALT:  Entertain

My writing goal this term was use a variety of simple, complex, and compound sentences

I have used a variety of simple, complex and compound sentences to build interest and suspense.

I have organised and sequenced my ideas into paragraphs for purpose and effect.

TASK: craft a free-choice piece of writing that shows how I am developing my goal

First Piece:

Focus Piece:

How has your writing has improved this term? Yes because Suzanne has taught me that I can't tell the reader you describe to the reader and I think I have improved that.

The part of my story I am most proud of is paragraph... I think I have made the reader build more suspense because I have used lots of words like suddenly, just then I heard.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? My goal for next time is to create more imaginary I will do that by using more similes and rich language.

Feedback/Feedforward: I really like the way you have made me want to read more so I knew were she was. You have some very cool similes and fit into the sentences. There were a couple of words that were mentioned a few times in some of your sentences. Like realised. 

Reading Sample

My reading goal this term was... Use and discussion to consider alternative  viewpoints.


GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting
SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising.

USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections.

TASK (Callum and Liam T your task is different: you need to write a description here of 

what you are trying to find out.)
inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using  the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process. After reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J.Palaccio our group felt moved to DO something but we didn’t know what! We all had lots of questions so we decided to research more about disabilities before deciding. I wanted to know more about 

different disabilities. We tried to find the difference between a disability and a disease.

I can research using different sources.
I can think logically, creatively, and reflectively.
I can make generalisations from patterns and connections 

We made this poem as well, we got inspired by a poem called my invisible disability we renamed our poem we made up my visible disability. Here it is.

My body has a tear,
I have two paralysised legs,
And I'm half paralysised with fear.

My rage increases everyday,
And I'm the one who has to pay,
My angers growing right inside,
And yet I have no place to hide.

I've been forever cursed with this visabl disability
Which stops me from having,
Every cool ability,
This is my fatal flaw and the whole world can see,


Did my thinking change or stay the same during the ‘GET IT’ stage? My thinking changed because I found out new infomation (Exsample: I thought that desaises did not efect disabilties but they do.) Thats why my thinking changed.

From ‘SORTING IT’ I can make these generalisations: People with disabilities are normal people but they can not do something we can. Normally people with disabilities wasn't to be independent. People with disabilities think their normal and we are different.

‘USE IT’ (what did you do- those who did a social action, or what could you have done for this stage- for those who didn't know. My group did a poster that I showed you the image. We found out lots of facts and made connections to our poster.

Maths Sample

WALT: Continue a number pattern and find the rule for finding the next number. 
Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.
Task:  Make a short movie to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.
  • Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it
  • Clear message
  • Two questions to show your learning
  • Correct answer
  1. What are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of that I showed in my movie how I knew and the things that were required. 
  1. What challenged you the most and why? The thing that challenged me most was that explaining the goal.
  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Don't rub the speaker while talking so it does not make background sounds that cover my voice.
Feedback/Feedforward:  I think you did a great job and you had a very clear voice. I think you could do something about the background sounds. Rosalind:)_______________________________________________________________

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Learning Pit

WALT: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens. The good learning happens in the PIT!

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit.
How did you feel when you were in the pit? I feel annoyed but know I'm going to get out.

What did you do to work out of the pit? You can do it never give up. Hold the grip and keep on trying.
I think you have done a great layout on your post. I like your learning pit thoughts and ideas. It shows what you know and understand. I think you could make it a little bit easier to read because the colours are really light. When you see it on the post. Rosalind:)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Te Reo Sample

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.

What are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of the visual and things we put to our message into.

What challenged you the most and why? The most thing that challenged me was when I showed a teacher and she liked a colour as a background to be the same on an object.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? To do something different like a long thing you could say Example: Hello how are you.
 This is my Feedforward. I like the way you told us Māori like it is a fact. You used photos to represent the word in a really cool way.
This is my feed back. You could use different words instead of 'Did You Know'.

Sunday, 3 August 2014


W.A.L.T: Put fractions in a set

Here is a poster that I made working out my goal fractions of a set. Here is my poster to prove my learning.

Writers NoteBook

W.A.L.T: To Create

We had to do a task that involved using our writers notebook. We had to draw and write about a memory that we wanted to share on our blog. Here is what I have done.


Thursday, 3 July 2014


W.A.L.T: To explain how a hangi works.

How does a Hangi cook our food?

What I thought when I had not heard of it: I thought that you dig a hole put sticks on the bottom and then light it then you put the food on to cook. But did you know that this is not how you cook a hangi so I will you show you the process.

Process of how to cook a Hangi.

1. First Dig a hole.

2. Then chuck news paper and wood in the hole.

3. When you think it is hot enough then throw some big stones in.

4. When the stones start to get kinda red.

5. Put the food in and wait for it to cook.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Set Smart Goals Term 2

W.A.L.T: Set Smart Goals

My writing goal is to: Write a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences.
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because: because it was in my report.
I will accomplish my goal by: trying to use it every day.

My reading goal is to: to use discussion to consider alternative viewpoints. 
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because: it was in my report.
I will accomplish my goal by: Finding more about view points and asking Suzanne my reading teacher more about my goal. 

My maths goal is to: use a range of strategies with accuracy. 
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because my report said it
I will accomplish my goal by: Using a range of strategies like double half or the split strategy.

My personal goal is to focus on the learning intention.
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because: it is in my report I need to work on that.
I will accomplish my goal by: trying to focus on the learning intention always.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Sir Peter Blake

W.A.L.T: Write for Self
Sir Peter Blake was a captain for yachting for the Amercia and New Zealand World Cup. Unfortantly he was sailing and got killed by pirates. Sir Peter Blake used to wear red and white socks when he was doing the yachting competitions. He used to wear them all the time. Sir Peter James Blake, was a New Zealand yachtsman who won the 1989–90 Whitbread Round the World Race.

  • What do I want to be: I would like to become a Famous High-Jumper In The Omlypics!
  • How might I do it: I will keep Following my dream and try and find out a way to do it. By keep practicing. I need a coach and be practicing like 6 hours a day. To get really good at it.
I think your dreams are really passionate. I bet you would be a famous high jumper. If being in the Olympics is your dream you have to practise hard. Also watch the people in the Olympics do high jumps again and again.
Aye :-p

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Grasshopper Tennis Sample

WALT: improve our small ball skills like catching, throwing, and hitting.
Description: We have been participating in a tennis programme with Big John (John Salisbury) from Tennis Manawatu. He has taught us some tennis skills that help with controlling and hitting the ball

Task: complete the rubric with targets to show your reflection. Make a comment to the questions below?     

Buddy Comment: Well done Grace! You are doing really well at grasshopper tennis you just need to work on you 'Cut the cheese'!  


  1. What are you most proud of and why? I am proud that I can balance the tennis ball on the racquet while moving it.
  1. What challenged you the most and Why? The thing that I was challenged by was cut the cheese because it is harder to use the slimmer side of the racquet.

  2. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? To work on cutting the cheese so I can get really good at tennis.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Angry Poster

For our writers note book we had to make a page that showed what boiled our blood when ever we saw it our heard it or did it. Here is my poster about what makes me angry all the time.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


We had ten spelling words these are my sentences for my spelling words. We had to make them juicy and cool to read.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Showing Integrity

W.A.L.T: Show Integrity

Task: make a panoramic photo showing integrity

How I Show Integrity: I showed integrity by getting on with my writing without being told to.

How I Have Not Been Showing Integrity: Sometimes I just walk past some pencils when I could have just picked them up and then I would have been showing Integrity.

Why? To showcase our understanding of this terms value of Integrity. We will share this during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 7
Who? The World

Description: Integrity means something you are doing when know one is looking and know one has told you to do something like put your day book away. What we are showing here is that Zac and Ross are dropping pencils and Aye is putting them away.

Reflection: I think me Ross, Aye and I did really well on our panoramic I still think we could work on what we are doing.

Feed back/Feed forward:

I think we did a great job making that awesome panorama. I don't know if the panorama will make aliens understand what integrity is. I think we still did an amazing job though.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

4 Pics One Word

I have made a 4 pics one word. See if you can guess what the word is.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The White Horse

                               The White Horse  

I slide my cold feet out of my bed. I begin to yawn as I walk down the hall. My black short hair shimmers in sun as I walk over to the barn to feed my new white horse. I was ready to start my journey to the middle of the earth.I then rush into my bedroom and started to pack. Just then the phone rang and I rushed to the pantry. I grabbed some food then closed my bag and put it on my back. I was ready to go. “Gallop,” I say to my horse and hear my words echo in the distance.             
    I was riding for a little longer when I found a hole. Looking down it I find myself nose to nose with a gnome. Then there was a clatter and out came of these little holes were 100s of gnomes. I told them that I was trying to find the middle of the earth then there in my ears I could hear them laughing at me, thinking I would never get to the middle of the earth. They gave me advice and pulled out a giant shell they said that if you throw this over the back of your shoulder it will help you. So I said" I'll be on my way then by, thanks. “But remember some day the shell will die.” A lady gnome said to me I jumped onto my horse and trotted away into the far a way land.
One day later I woke up to the sound of a low snuffle and a droplet of water hit my nose I thought it was raining but no, I looked up to see a lonely fairy I suddenly stopped and stared never seen a real life fairy it was the most amazing thing to see I jumped up and asked the fairy what was wrong she said" A witch has put a spell on me I have no magic nor can I fly." I said I have a shell that will give you good luck throw this over your shoulder and you will become yourself again. "Thank you." said the fairy as I walked away as she fluttered off with her pure white sparkling wings.

Unexpected a flick of lightning struck and I hid in side a burrow snuggling up warm to hear voices. As I peaked through a hole I saw 20 mice gathered around a table with a feast. The mice saw me then they vanished I was amazed I wonder if I can try to make my self vanish I said what they said" Oco Oco Do." and to my amazement I vanished to where I was heading to the land of dragons.

There was the sight to see fire volcanos and lava this could not be happening I roped up my horse and pulled out my gleaming sword with an Emerald Stripe down the handle. I started to run with my sword with excitement my horse came after me as I ran I thought it would be fun so I took him with me. We got to the exit about to disappear, when I saw a big muscly dragon I hoped he would not eat me up.   
So I bowed. Once he went to get his wife his guards strapped me up on my horse it was very unfortunate. Once I had cut the rope with my sword we were off and just then I heard a voice in my head Grrrrrrrrr! I suspected it to be the king of dragons as I carried on I got kicked off my horse when he had stepped in a puddle.


We came closer to rock and hard fiery ground that sparked at us with fierceness in side them. I thought in my head we are definitely coming closer to the middle of the earth because now we started to see a glow from the cracks in the earth by now it was getting cold so I snuck a jersey on and found a cave I decided I would stay there for the night so I did then I felt myself move there right in front of me was a crack in the ground then there were lots of cracks and as I felt a whirl wind come across me as I landed in the middle of the earth I started to take pictures and birds came all colours of the rainbow and made an awesome rainbow 15 colours all the same and all in the right order I was amazed I had an awesome trip and there where I was standing I said”Oco Oco Do.” And was back home 

                                     The End

                                     By Grace.S

Monday, 9 June 2014

50 Posts

I have reached 50 posts half of 100 nearlt there.

Writing Sample

  • use a range of verbs (evaporate, melt, etc.)
  • use a variety of specific vocabulary (matter, solid, liquid, gas)
  • add significant detail to describe each part (examples, diagram, giff)
  • vary sentence starters
  • organise my ideas into at least 5 paragraphs

    W.A.L.T: Inform



    I think I did well I met up to the standered because I did all the things that I had to do like put a image my draft and my published piece.
Feedback: I think you did a great job because you met up to the standered.Well Done! Comment by Rosalind

Feed forward: I think you need to work on nothing. Comment by Rosalind.S

Science Sample

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works.
DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about energy. To share our learning, we have made a video to explain how energy works.

Feedback: I think you did a great job because you told us all the things in the success criteria that we had to put on our blog.Rosalind.S

Feed forward: I do not think you should work on anything.Rosalind.S

Evaluation on how well I think I did: I think that I met up to the standerd and did everything
perfectly.  I did my description my WALT and my image.

 Here is the video to me and Sophie's Science video about potential and kinetic energy.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

My Poem

Here is a poem that I wrote with the photo that Nic took.


The sunlight reflects and the icicles glow the trees wave to and fro
As the frost clings to my window
my face starts to go as cold as snow.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Writers Notebook

W.A.L.T: Draw a picture in our writers notebooks of you doing something bad or someone else.

Feedback:I think you did a really great drawing. I think that you took your time to do your picture by the way it looks.

Feed Forward: I think you could maybe explain what is in the picture and put a bit more detail into the drawing. Rosalind :)

Monday, 2 June 2014


                               W.A.L.T: Rote learn
  What I learnt: I learnt that mnemonics can be fun as well as challenging they can really                                                                            help you with your learing the way I made the letters bold.

I think I did really well and met to the standerd.

Feed Back:
I think you did a great job and you did a great mnemonic. It is good that you actually made the mnemonic make sense and that you had great detail in your visual picture. Rosalind :) 
Feed Foward:
I think you need to work on making it a bigger word so that it can be more challenging for you. Rosalind :)

Evauluation: I think that I have made my mnemonics make sense and they help me with my learning.
I think I have done very well and have completed it.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Solving Problems with our 5 and 10s

W.A.L.T: To solve our multiplication problems with our 5s and 10s.
We had a task to use anything to show a math sample here it is.
We were learning to do the double and half strategy. Sophie and I have done 16x5=80 because half of 16 is 8 then double 5 which is 10. So then 10x8=80. That means 16x5=80

                                                     Feed Back:
       Great job Grace I can really see what you are trying to teach other people,
       I think lots of people will now know that great work keep it up.
                                                 From Tabitha
                                                Feed Back:
Great job Grace I can really tell what you are trying to teach other kids this strategy.
I think lots of people will know that you have explained. Well done.
From Sophie

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Learning Partner

We had to make a learning partner pic collage about what a learning partner is for. My learning partner is Ana. Here is our poster that we made.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Maths Graph

W.A.L.T:  Write your scores on your graph and show progress.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Writiers Notebook

W.A.L.T: What is Hot and What is Cold.
Task: Draw write or cut out pictures from the magazines. And post the picture on your blog.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Spelling Test

The whole of poutama did a spelling tests in their whanu classes I think I did pretty well. I got 16 wrong. Reflection: I think I could improve by taking my time because in the test I was trying to go fast so I would keep up.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Draft Report

This my photo of the report I wrote about raffle for a ride.

Sunday, 13 April 2014


These are the tasks that i have been working on for bookepedia. Here is my eviadence.
Task: Compare the things Auggie told the class with what you want people to know about you:
Task: Take what you think and say if you think jack should get suspended:
Task: Write down some questions that you would like to ask the author:
Task: Draw a symbol that repesents you:
Task: Ask your mum about your birth story and write it down:
Task: We had to write a P M I about should he go to school or not: