Friday, 25 September 2015

Reading tic tac toes

For reading we looked at this photo.

We had to think of questions and record them.


  1. Why are they helping each other?
  2. What douse CFA stand for?
  3. Why is the man holding the Koalas hand?
  4. Was there some sort of fire or harmful event?
  5. Was ether of them injured or hurt?
  6. What could other people do to be more like this and help one and other?
  7. What is this an example of?
  8. How can we do this on a day to day basses?
  9. What prime example is it showing us?
  10. Have they seen each other before?
  11. How long ago did this take place?
  12. Have they ever seen each other since?
  13.   Where has this taken place?
  14. What can we learn from this?
  15. What else is this picture apart from showing friendship?
  16. Has a similar example taken place or can we try make more happen.
  17. Was it a bush fire?
  18. Who else was at the scene?
  19. What values is it showing?
  20. What can I learn from this?

To me this photo shows Kindness and Willingness towards each other with not only Humans but Animals. We need to use these examples more during out day to day life.
I think that we can all learn from this and try use it more. This isn’t something that we should try to do it is something we must do. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Pae Tamariki


On the 31 July our school Kapa Haka group went to Pae Tamariki. Pae Tamariki is a Maori 
preforming showcase. This year we had a big group performing at the Regent and we did really well encouraging each other and learning the songs.  

Big Idea:
At Pae Tamariki, I felt...  

Challenged. It was my first Kapa Haka performance and I didn't want to mess up.
Afterwards I felt really proud and happy of myself and our group.

I felt most proud of…

The whole performance. I think that I really stepped up from our practices.
I felt really out of my comfit zone.

I found....challenging because…

Learning all the dances the words and actions putting them together and preforming them
to the best of my ability.

I managed this challenge by….

Trying my hardest and going to all the practices.

At Kapa Haka, I next want to...

Continue with learning all the songs and going to performances.

Feedback/Feedforward: Great Job on preforming Bella! I think you did really well at preforming your best and striving for excellence. Next time you could explain why you found learning all the dances, the words and the actions and putting them together to preform to the best of your ability hard. Ana

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Passion Project

WALT use the PASSION inquiry process to investigate my passion independently/in small groups

Writing Airways and Cure Kids Fundraiser.

I am trying to better myself and others in my writing. I have started up a blog to help share my creative writing.
So far all is good but I want to add more so that kids can find inspiration.

Blog adress:

What I have achieved:
Creating my blog and putting useful info on it so that young writers like myself can read and learn.

What I want to achieve: 
Learning more from others so that my blog can become a writers communication system so that we can share tips. 
I also want to add more posts and pages to make it more of a learning space!

What I could do better:
I want to change the way that I have set up the blog I want it to be better for all ages. Next I need to add pages with tasks suitable for the age.

Maths Portfolio Sample

During Maths we have been working on Multiplying and Dividing. At the moment I am working at stage 7. I find that Dividing 2 digit numbers AKA 73 ÷ 26 is harder than 23 ÷ 8. There are loads of different strategies.


Big  Idea:
We have been learning to use the most appropriate strategy for the question.

So far we have Proportional adjustment (P.L.A.T you split it)
Known Facts (KF Although we like it better with a C = KFC!!!!!)
Alga-rhythm  (Dinosaur Maths or old maths can only be used sometimes)

Feedback & Feedforward: I like the fact that you are using Alga-rhythms and you are using your strategies brilliantly. You could use more of a variety of strategies because sometimes you will find questions that will take ages to work out with those strategies that you are using. Ana

I think that I have done a good job at using these strategies. I think that next time I could add more detail and understand these strategies more so that I can use them. I could use more of a variety of strategies so that I can solve the answers quicker.