Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Our Norm/Pirate Ship




  My Reflection
This term in Maths Room 20 have been learning about geometry. We have learnt about nets and 3D shapes. Using the knowledge we knew we got to do a fun task. We had to choose between an treasure chest or a pirate ship.  Kieran and I decided to work together to make a cool pirate ship. I liked making the nets and decorating the nets. Some bits were annoying but most things were not that bad. We decorated our ship from the inspiration of Norm The Sloth. I would like to do something like this again as it was quite fun.

Narrative Plan- William's Adventure

Our Biodome- Home For Sloths



Monday, 14 November 2016

T4 W6- Diary Post


 T3 W6 
Diary Post

Over the last 5 busy weeks since the beginning of term 4, Room 20 have actually done quite a lot of things in our learning. We've had our new student teacher, our biospheres in Inquiry, our fun brain breaks, all sorts of things. 

One of my highlights was the book we were reading with our student teacher, Miss Terry. She picked out a book called Between Two Ends. It was about a courageous young boy, who wishes to go inside a book to rescue a girl named Shari, to make his father proud. Shari had been stuck in Collfield's 1001 Arabian Nights book for 20 years. Between Two Ends was interesting but sometimes a bit confusing.

Another of my highlights were making our Biospheres for Inquiry. We were learning about what would happen if earth became uninhabitable.  We had to plan our areas, plan on how we get oxygen, food, water etc. We got lots of milk boxes and that was our structure for our biospheres. Then we had a whole school day to ourselves to decorate the boxes inside for the Inquiry Showcase. We had to paint the insides, make the boxes stick together.
We got a lot of help from our teachers but the project overall was a success! 

Another highlight we did with Miss Terry was the narrative writing we did. We had to choose a part/chapter of the book, Between Two Ends. Then you had to choose a character that's not the main character and write from their perspective. This is quite fun and interesting because even though most of the plot is the same, it's fun writing from another character's eyes. For example their is a minor character in the story named Khan. Khan is a giant leopard with green eyes, but because he isn't mention that much in the story you can make up lots of parts.

The last and probably final highlight was Swimming. On Friday we usually play water netball. I like normal netball but water netball is just more fun. We split into two teams, the teacher usually yell out something that applies to you. Example: If you have brown hair. If it does apply to you then you have to swim out/run out, grab the ball. Then your other teammates come along and you try pass the ball over. The hoops are just black tires people hold up. It's fun but sometimes annoying because the ball is all wet and slippery.

Overall the last five weeks are busy, fun but a bit interesting too.  But I don't think it's gonna be that busy compared to the end of the year things we have to do.  






T4 W6- Diary Post


 T3 W6 
Diary Post

Over the last 5 busy weeks since the beginning of term 4, Room 20 have actually done quite a lot of things in our learning. We've had our new student teacher, our biospheres in Inquiry, our fun brain breaks, all sorts of things. 

One of my highlights was the book we were reading with our student teacher, Miss Terry. She picked out a book called Between Two Ends. It was about a courageous young boy, who wishes to go inside a book to rescue a girl named Shari, to make his father proud. Shari had been stuck in Collfield's 1001 Arabian Nights book for 20 years. Between Two Ends was interesting but sometimes a bit confusing.

Another of my highlights were making our Biospheres for Inquiry. We were learning about what would happen if earth became uninhabitable.  We had to plan our areas, plan on how we get oxygen, food, water etc. We got lots of milk boxes and that was our structure for our biospheres. Then we had a whole school day to ourselves to decorate the boxes inside for the Inquiry Showcase. We had to paint the insides, make the boxes stick together.
We got a lot of help from our teachers but the project overall was a success! 

Another highlight we did with Miss Terry was the narrative writing we did. We had to choose a part/chapter of the book, Between Two Ends. Then you had to choose a character that's not the main character and write from their perspective. This is quite fun and interesting because even though most of the plot is the same, it's fun writing from another character's eyes. For example their is a minor character in the story named Khan. Khan is a giant leopard with green eyes, but because he isn't mention that much in the story you can make up lots of parts.

The last and probably final highlight was Swimming. On Friday we usually play water netball. I like normal netball but water netball is just more fun. We split into two teams, the teacher usually yell out something that applies to you. Example: If you have brown hair. If it does apply to you then you have to swim out/run out, grab the ball. Then your other teammates come along and you try pass the ball over. The hoops are just black tires people hold up. It's fun but sometimes annoying because the ball is all wet and slippery.

Overall the last five weeks are busy, fun but a bit interesting too.  But I don't think it's gonna be that busy compared to the end of the year things we have to do.  






Friday, 14 October 2016

Slime Buddy- A Ballad


                                                    My Reflection
I was learning to write a rhyming ballad. The success criteria was this:

  • Each stanza ( paragraph) had to have four lines.
  • The rhyming pattern had to be ABCB. ( If 2 of the letters are the same, that line would have to rhyme.)
  • The ballad had to run as a story.( Must have intro, body and conclusion.
I found this at a OK level because I wrote this ballad with a buddy. The hard part was finding rhyming words that would kind of fit the poem. My next step is to probably write more rhyming poems in the future.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Grid Value Portrait












My Reflection

WAL about value in art- how light or dark something is. We were inspired by Chuck Close, the one that invented the Grid Value Art.  First we started by taking a line for a walk, where it is basically doing a bunch of squiggles and then you had to do light and dark patterns inside of the squiggles. Next we had to do enlarging pictures. We had a small picture and we had to draw that on a bigger piece of paper. Finally we we did a lot of patterns to get ideas when we did our actual art. For me the trickiest part of the art was doing the facial patterns because it was hard to do the patterns. My favourite part was drawing the hands because it was easy and didn't look that bad.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Math Skillz- Converting Percentages, Decimals, Fractions, Ratios



My Reflection 
I was learning to convert the percentages, decimals, fractions and ratios with the puzzle pieces.   I found this easy ish because I  knew most of the conversions ( I learnt them on Mathletics.)   My next step is to learn more complex conversions.


Friday, 13 May 2016

Term 2 Week 2 Diary Posts



                         Term 2 Week 2
Over the past few days in Room 20, we have been doing something called the solar system challenge for our inquiry.  It's basically where in a slide show there is some challenges and you have to complete them. But I guess you get to know some facts while completing the challenge.  

There is one challenge where you have to write ten facts about a planet, ( not earth) and present it in a interesting way. Another challenge was you have to write an alphabet that relates to the solar system.  

There was one challenge where you had to compare two planets, using a Venn Diagram.  If you don't know what a Venn Diagram is, it's basically two circles that overlap and it is a tool to use to compare things. I compared mine with Saturn and Neptune.

 There was another challenge where you had to draw a diagram of the solar system and anything else you wanted to include.  You could do it online or offline. 

 The last challenge was that there was and image that had everyday objects, to replace the planets so we would how big the planets are.  The challenge bit of it was that we had to get an everyday object to replace the sun.  



Thursday, 5 May 2016

Persuasive Techniques In Commercials




My Reflection 

I was learning how to use persuasive techniques. 
The task was that you had to make a commercial about something to make our holidays more interesting. We also had to make it appeal to our parents so they get persuaded. The persuasive techniques were:

  • Slogan - a catchy catch phrase 
  • Repetition- when you repeat the important bits in the commercial over and over again.
  • Testimonial- when it's basically a happy customer review.
  • Emotional Appeal- where the commercial makes you really emotional!
  • Bandwagon- Fear of missing out
  • Expert Opinion- Where there is a "expert" saying the product is good.
We used the techniques slogan and repetition. Our slogan was Wii Play Wii! 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Term 1 Week 10

                                                         Term 1 Week 10

Over the last few weeks, Room 20 have been doing heaps of things.  One thing was that back in Easter, the Year 6 team has done a Easter egg hunt of the whole school! At the auditorium Mrs Adamson explained how it worked.  So basically you have a sheet of paper and have to get in a group of four.  A teacher would give you a clue that has a number on it. Then you would figure out the clue and find the place where you think the clue relates to. When you reach the place, you would have to to find a piece of gold egg shaped paper. On the gold piece of paper there is a letter. You write the letter down of the sheet of paper. Now sometimes they give you a sentence clue or a picture clue. I reckon the picture clue would be the hardest because it would be hard to find the exact place of it. Then after you have done all the clues, you would have to use the letters to make it in a phrase. Then when you have worked out the phrase, you would have to go over to Mrs Graham to tell her the phrase! So basically that's what we did.  








Friday, 18 March 2016

My Kennings Poem

Room 20 Reading Challenge


1.A Collection Of Short Stories- Crime Files Shadow Of Doubt
2.A Book Where The Main Character Is The Opposite Gender From You- Percy Jackson And The Battle Of The Labyrinth
3.A Book From A Series-Nancy Drew Bad Times Big Crimes
4.A Book With Non- Human Characters- Dragonbreath
5.A Book By Your Favorite Author That You Haven't Read Yet- Little Stars
6.A Book Recommended By A Librarian- Holes
7.A Book With A One Word Title- Wonder
8.Reread A Favorite Story- Ruby Redfort Catch Your Death
9.A Book Recommended By A Friend- Dork Diaries Tales From A Not-So Dorky Drama Queen
10.A Book With A Number In The Title- Code Name Zero
11. A non-fiction story- Ruby Redfort's Survival Guide 
12. A book recommended by a teacher- The famous five- five fall into adventure!
13. A book that has won an award- Monkey Boy
14. A book that has a colour in the title- Emily Rhoda the golden door.
15. A book set in the future- James Patterson- The Angel Experiment.


Term 1 Week 7


                                    Term 1 Week 7
Over the last week in Room 20 in writing we have been learning to write a explanation.  We wrote the explanation kinda based on the story we are reading called The Whale Rider.  Some people wrote Why Females Are Always At The Back In The Maori Culture, Why Men Are Always At The Front, Gender Roles In Maori Culture etc. But they were all based on the same sort of idea.  I wrote Why Females Are Always At The Back and I just wrote the reasons. If you do wonder then it is because the males want to protect the females and because they want to respect the females.


On Thursdays we have a Maori lesson and we get taught some sentences.  We have been learning to ask this:

"Ko wai ahau?" said ____
"Ko ____ ahau" said ____
"Ko ____ tenei" said____
"Ko____  tena" said____

Which really just means this is english.
"Who are you?" said ____
"I am ____ " said ____
"This is____ " said____
"That is ____" said ____

This week we have been learning some feelings.  Here are some below:

Happy= Harikoa
Tired= Hiamoe
Sad= Pouri
Angry= Riri
Good= Pai
Excited= Hiamo
Bored= Hoha
Scared= Hopi
Hot=Wera
Cold= Makariri

We also learnt this:
Kei te pehea koe?
How are you?
Kei te ____ ahau.
I am_______

Term 1 Week 5

                                                          Term 1 Week 5


Over the few weeks at school room 20 did something called Cryptarithms in Math.  It is an activity where there is like a code that are some letters sort of thing that replaces numbers and you have to think what the numbers are.  If there are two letters the same it means that the numbers are the same.  Its a activity where you have to use your brain and see the pattern.  I find Cryptarithims 'fun' because I like problem solving problems. Here is a cryptarithm  problem:



A
A
  +  A
                       
=  BA


Room 20 also did Youthtown. Youthtown is a group of people that we do play games and do PE with them.  They come every week and play fun games and do PE with us.  This week we played an came they made up.  How to play: there are cones in the middle 

some stacked, you line up in a group that have a colour.  There is two sides with four teams. Girls one side guys on another.  The person in the front of the line gets a tennis ball and tries to throw at a cone opposite their team colour.  If all of your colours cone get knocked out, then you get a point.  The point is bad then usually.
I found this 'fun' because I liked PE.


We also did some Venn Diagrams  about some characters in the book the Whale Rider. The characters were Nanny Flowers , Koro Apriana and myself. You had to compare them all together.  A Venn Diagram is a few circles where you basically like compare them together. I liked this activity because I found it easy because I could connect with the characters. 

Explanation Writing- Why Females Have To Stand In The Back




                                                              My Reflection
I was learning to write a explanation of why females are always at the back because in the Maori culture there are different gender roles.  I found this easy because I had a "good" plan and a whole lot of information and because I had written an explanation before . My next step is to write a different explanation?

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Identifying Bias



                                                                My Reflection
I was learning to identify bias in a chapter in a book called The Whale Rider.  I found this easy because last year we did something called Author Bias which is kinda similar. My next step is to find where there is biased in a different part of The Whale Rider.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Whale Rider Venn Diagram


My Reflection
I was learning to make a Venn Diagram so we could compare the characters Nanny Flowers and Koro Apirana in the book the Whale Rider. You had to compare them with yourself so we used Venn Diagram.  I found this kind of easy because I could somehow relate to them.  My next step is to relate to different characters in different stories.

Peer Mediation Video

   

                                                                       My Reflection
I was learning to the Peer Mediation Process.  It can be challenging because we don't know what the other person might say.  This can help us solve our problems in class when we are working in groups or  with a partner.  Learning the script properly makes it easier to use and help us what to say in the video.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

What Is Room 20 Favourite Animal


                                                          Analysing My Graph          

  • 2 peoples favourite animals are a Monkey.
  • None voted for bird, snake, zebra, panda, insect, lion.
  • Others were : Emperor Tamarin, Grey Wolf and Wolf.


My Reflection

I was learning to display data in a organised digital graph.  I found this easy because I had done this before and I remember how to.  My next step is to ask questions so I can collect data.








Friday, 19 February 2016

My First Day Of School Description



                                                 Welcome To My Blog!
Welcome to my 2016 blog!  This year I am Year 6 and my teacher is Mrs Graham in Room 20.  This year I am looking forward to learn new things.  Keep checking my blog and leave me comments!

                                                        My Reflection
I have been learning to write a description of my first day of Year 6.  I have been using my senses to make the story more detailed and so the reader has a idea of what happened.  I found this easy because I remembered most of what happened.  My next step is to use my senses with all my writing.
                                                           

Tanzee Basic Facts Graph



Monday, 1 February 2016