Thursday, 24 August 2017

Complete the Contractions

Contraction writing is a shortened form of a word or a group of words. You make these words using an apostrophe. This task for writing was to turn two words into a contraction. I found it easy to make them because I know what contractions are.

Reciprocal Reading Evaluation

In Reading today we have had a session with one of the reciprocal reading experts, and his name is Fraidoon. On our DLO we have the words people in our group can't define, things we need to work on and things we did with success. To do Reciprocal Reading we need to collaborate and take risks to be the leader. I had fun doing this and it was great to work with people who engaged in the learning as much as I did.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Careers: Aeroplane Pilot

This week we are focusing on Careers. We are searching about what we wanna be in the future. Last week we had to write the difference between Careers and Jobs. Careers is something you wanna be for the rest of your life and a job is when you do something to earn money to pay your bills. For example my Career is to be a pilot. I want to work in a supermarket to earn money to pay my uniform for being a pilot. Working in a supermarket is a job because it's not something I would want to work for during my whole life. This week we are choosing our career and writing about the job. The DLO above shows you some information about being a Aeroplane Pilot. 

Kate Sheppard Sketch note

For this task we had to create a sketch note. We had questions that we had to answer. The learning conversation that I had with my group helped me complete this because I was stuck on a question and talking to my group helped me get ideas. 


This week is maths week. In LS2 we have been making Flextangle and Hexaflexagon. My favourite part of making our Flextangle was colouring it. After colouring it we had to fold it and scoring the lines that was shown. After that we had to make into a Flextngle. The picture above shows you the Flextangle I have made. I think next time I could fold and score my lines more carefully.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Galloping Greyhounds

For this task we had to make a DLO about a question that we solved for maths. Sylis, Ofa and I completed this task. The task was about greyhounds and money. We had to solve how much money would a trainer make if there greyhound came first, second and third. We had clues from the photo and that helped us a lot.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kate Sheppard

For this task we had questions that we had to answer. I worked with Tiava, Sylis and Jeremiah to complete this DLO. It is about Kate Sheppard and the suffrage movement. We had to do a lot of talking to get this done because everyone had to know what they were doing. Talking helped us get this finished because we had to talk to see if it makes sense. 

T3 Production Practise

Today we had dance. We split of into our 3 groups and practiced the dance we learnt with Zoe. Our class is doing 70's to 80's music. The songs were I See Red, Staying Alive and the Footloose song.  We were doing rewindable learning.  Rewindable learning is when you can go back to your learning and go over the moves again.  I learnt that the music in the olden music is not that bad. 


For writing today our focus was idioms . Idiom are a group of words that have the same meaning but one is exaggerated. I have made a DLO with an example of idiom and images to back up the sentence. I have learnt that idiom is another way of saying something but using exaggeration. 

Monday, 7 August 2017

The Suffrage Movement

For this task we worked collaboratively to write a 25 word summary about what the suffrage movement was. We watched a video explaining the suffrage movement. I was working with Jeremiah, Sylis and Tiava. One thing that I found interesting was that people risked their lives so that women can vote. We all contributed to this by talking to each other to decide if what we had written made sense, and if the information we had found answered our question.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey

Today at assembly we had a special guest. Her name was Rachel she is from Auckland University. Rachel set up a Winter Learning Journey for schools around Auckland. Rachel gave out certificates for all the people who participated. After that she had 6 prizes for 1,2 and 3. There was 6 prizes because two people won third which was Ofa and Eric, in second  we had to more prizes which was for Alex and AJ, and there was two winners for first place which was Daniel and Oh Shen. Rachel also acknowledge the top girl blogger which was Nazella. In the prizes they won they had lollies, rugby balls, fidget spinner and some other cool stuff. I want to thank Rachel for coming to our school and giving prizes out for our school.

Technology - Digital Tech

Today at Digital Tech we started our animated story on scratch about healthy living. The first thing we did was a kahoot. To me the quiz was easy because it was just about what we learnt. After that I created my animated story is about picking up rubbish and keeping our environment clean.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

It Pays To Win

For this task we had to solve some problems. I worked with Ofa and Sylis. We had to use our times tables knowledge to work out the answers. This task was a bit hard because we had to multiply big numbers.


Our writing focus today was hyperbole's. If you don't know what that is it is extreme exaggeration used in a sentence. I have illustrated one of my hyperbole's which was "I  was so hungry I could the whole entire earth" I think this was a bit easy because it wasn't hard making the hyperbole but it kind of was hard when you had to add it in your story because it had to fit in with the setting of the story.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Strategy Practice

L.I: I am Learning to find the answer to division problems by changing them to similar problems that have the same answer.
Today Fraidoon and I have just started a new strategy for our strategy practise. We managed to get 5 practice equations. I think this strategy will help me in the future.