Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Writing Portfolio Sample

In writing we have been learning about generating ideas. When we generate ideas we create a really good plan that helps us recognize the order of events, how to give good clues and how long or short we want our story to be. We have been looking at different types of plans not just the usual circle line circle plan.

My goal is to use planing templates.


I raised one paw scratching my sharp curved claws along the metal bars. A short sharp squawk is let out in the tone of a laugh “It’s useless” he squawks  at me behind the cage walls I bar my teeth not that he can see trough the the piece of fabric tied in a bow holding my mouth shut. Damn it I think how did I get myself into this mess. The small yellow bird that I call Chat-Box is lurking around. He leaps up onto the top of his monstrous cage. I snarl but I sounds like I am throwing up dinner that I haven’t eaten for a week. I am starved although... dinner is alive in this room.

Distress washes over me like a wave in the Ocean sending a chill of anxiety down my spine. I leap up and attack after all I am the predator! “Damn you cat I am the one with all the power don’t kill my vibe.” Chat-Box squawks angrily but this just irritates me more I MUST get out of this cage now. I’ve tried the keys he’ll be prepared for that no I need something clever. I look at the latch. Up close it is actually rather pretty it is old and battered but looked comforting with its golden rusted edges. The latch itself looks big enough for my claws. Yep thats my plan the cat is out of here the latch will be hacked.

The birds back is turned and he is talking to his minions. Now is my chance I whip around facing the lock before jamming my claws  through the cages patterned hole “What are you doing trying to escape!!!” A familiar voice sounds I whip around but something stops me I crane my neck around but whoever he was talking to it wasn’t me I yank my head hard. It’s still stuck I rip it the silky soft fabric is ripped from its bow perfect I thought the whole time I had needed something to blind fold the bird with for one word..... payback.

My claws unlatches the lock one down one to go I thought.  I o up to the bright yellow bird then leap up and attack whipping the fabric around his head stuffing him into the cage “Gotcha” I snarl payback was over.

Big Idea:
We have been looking at different plans.
I have learnt that each plan has a different purpose and suits a particular style of writing.
I also looked at how to write a great narrative like what types of adjectives make it interesting and how many clues need to be added.

I think that my story has good adjectives that make it more interesting. If I had more time I would want to make it longer make the problems bigger and add another concept. I think that next time I could add more detail and start off stronger to really hock the reader.

Feedback & Feedforward:
Great Job Bella! I like the adjectives you used, they hooked the reader. Next time you should add something leading up to the problem and sometimes it doesn't quite make sense. Ana

Friday, 21 August 2015

Production Wearable Arts

Description: On Fridays we have been working on our wearable arts. First we chose what group we think suited us then we planed and created mood boards. This year I chose Heroes and Villains for my theme. Overall our theme is Ora life and our goal is reusing/ upcycling. The whole point is that it is good for the environment. It keeps our production cheap.

My Mood Board:

PS. A mood board shows a whole lot of inspiration and designs you might want to add on with or use.

My Plan:

Extra: I want the shape of my wings to end up like this.


So far now I have made my wings, created my mask, taped and painted my weapon.
Yesterday and Today are my paint days were I aim to have all my painting done.
Next week I want to be creating my head piece.


1) The materials that I used to create my garment were:

Fabric chopsticks paper mash and paint.
Most of this was recycled the paint was the only object not given a new purpose.

2) The most challenging thing about production for me was:

Finding a way to connect my eyes and my wings together also keeping up with the time limit.
3) One way I demonstrated a growth mindset during production was:

When my eyes didn't work out I tried another strategy, making them bigger.
I didn't give up though and now I think it looks better bigger.
4) Something I am really proud of about production was:
(I'll update soon on how the day went!)

5) Our school vision is to inspire, agency, creativity and excellence. I showed this by:

I think that I have inspired people with actually making there masks and not buying them.
I have showcased creativity by changing original and creating unique.
I have also completed my whole costume to the best of my ability.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Reading Portfolio Sample

In reading we have been working on Summarizing and Questioning. We had to chose the goal we thought that we most needed to work on. I chose Questioning.
I know that I need to work on Questioning because I need to ask more questions so that I can get deeper in the text.
Lately we have been using charts to labeled Before During & After. We write the before Questions before the story. The during questions during the story and the after questions after the story.

  1. Can’t walk a dog
  2. Can’t take a shower
  3. Can’t tie shoelaces
  4. Can’t use senses
  5. Can’t close curtains
  6. Can’t put earrings in
  7. Can’t smile
  8. Can’t show emotion
  9. Can’t put a sticky paster on
  10. Can’t run a marathon
  11. Can’t swim freestyle
  12. Can’t garden
  13. Can’t prepare a meal
  14. Can’t make a poster
  15. Can’t use a pencil
  16. Can’t do gymnastics
  17. Can’t be a real friend
  18. Can’t create art with a paint brush
  19. Can’t have a bath
  20. Can’t eat a meal
  21. Can’t were clothes
  22. Can’t use a knife
  23. Can’t use its brain
  24. Can’t were shoes
  25. Can’t decorate a room
  26. Can’t run a party
  27. Can’t frown
  28. Can’t fly by itself
  29. Can’t Interview orally
  30. Can’t take written exams
  31. Can’t be a doctor
  32. Can’t be a receptionist
  33. Can’t be an animal
  34. Can’t be a dentist
  35. Can’t feel
  36. Can’t Look
  37. Can’t catch a cold
  38. Can’t get a decease
  39. Can’t cry
  40. Can’t get excited
  41. Can’t sing a tune
  42. Can’t play a flute
  43. Can’t play a trumpet
  44. Can’t play the coronet
  45. Can’t eat a peach
  46. Can’t eat a plum
  47. Can’t write in a book
  48. Can’t sew
  49. Can’t Feed fish
  50. Can’t use hands to drive a car
  51. Can’t wash windows with soap
  52. Can’t play sport
  53. Can’t wash hands
  54. Can’t hang pictures on walls
  55. Can’t paint a house
  56. Can’t use an abacus
  57. Can’t walk down a street
  58. Can’t build a hot tub
  59. Can’t be a mechanic
  60. Can’t lock a lock

Big Idea:
We had to write down as many things as we could think of that a computer CAN’T do.

e.g. A computer can’t eat food etc
Novice -10 things

Expert - 20 things
I learnt that computers can't help us with most things and that some things are better to do independently.

Feedback & Feedforward:
I think that your list is amazing because you went above and beyond the amount we had to do. Next time you should think about more critically about if your reason makes sense. Also you could put your list on a poster so it is more interesting. Ana (Red Fox!)

I think that I have gotten all of my good ideas out and that they are to high quality .
Next time  I need to slow down and think more pushing the shallow ideas out. Maybe I could do less deep ones. If I had more time I would add to it making the answers deep. I think that in terms of amount I have really strived for excellence