Friday, 26 June 2015

Secret HQ

My goal for writing is Words and using Conectives and Conjunctions. I have been working on using better words in my writing and using time words. Also I need to put some interesting words to make the reader influenced to read the rest of my story. How I got my goal was I did a test with the writing in my book already at the start of the term with the writing that I already had put in there. Then we marked our work in our book and put a tally mark for each part of my writing that I had done next to that goal on the paper. Once we finished that then we added our tally marks on our sheets separately. Then the sheet with the least amount of tally marks would be the goal that we worked on.

Big Idea:

In my writing I have highlighted the conjunctions red and connectives.

"Hi, I'm Mr Robert from the Secret Agency. This is my rom at HQ  and yes Mr Rusty, you can probably tell that we are in space!" Mr Robert explained to the robot.

"Wow, this is a really big room Mr Robert." Says Mr Rusty.

Although Mr Roberts room has lots of spy gear, the robot got a vibe that Robert liked making things like he made Rusty.

As Mr Robert sat down in his computer chair he started talking to Mr Rusty, "Mr Rusty." He began' "You are very important to me and  to everyone at HQ also while you go on missions. I am going to take you on missions once I talk to my boss into letting you come with me also how you will develop helping people at HQ." Mr Robert sounded very convinced.

Until Mr Robert had done the final touches on Mr Rusty , Mr Rusty would not be going on missions.

Mr Robert screwed on the last touch and it was the Mood Changer. The Mood Changer will predict the robots mood. As Mr Robert screwed on the Red Mood Changer and he was very pleased with

"That's it Mr Rusty, I'm all finished. I am ready to show you to my boss."

While entering the room, Mr Robert stepped very carefully, followed by Rusty. They both knew this was very important.

When facing away, the boss knew they were there. When he turned around to face them, he got a surprise when he met the robots eye.

Before Mr Robert spoke up he gulped, "Hello boss, I have created this robot to help people on missions as well as  at HQ."

"Well Mr Robert, this robot looks very interesting, could you please tell me a little bit about him?"

"I would love to." Mr Robert carried on, "So, this is Mr Rusty and I think he would be great on our team because..." Mr Robert stopped to look at Mr Rusty, "He has got what it takes. Since he has got
and tracking devices it is way better instead of carrying loads of spy stuff on your own.  Since this robot has a whole home inside him, you can go under cover on a secret mission inside to hide your self!"

When he looked his boss straight in the eye, Mr Robert got a chill down his spine.

Mr Roberts boss took an apple from his white fridge that was about the same size as him.

"Well, I am very impressed  with you and your robot. You, Mr Robert, have worked here for many years so  I think that you and your robot should go on a very important mission." The boss stood to examine the robot carefully.  As Mr Rusty stood very still he did not want to knock over or fall on anything.

The bosses room was full with shelves on the left for all his outstanding awards as a spy. On the right was a little table for two. His desk made out of dark brown wood , was in the middle of his room because his bathroom was behind him. As though you think he could not posably fit his bed in his room, you thought wrong  in the back of his desk is an pull out draw which holds his bed inside.

"Also, Mr Rusty can fly me down to earth  then back up here to HQ again." Mr Robert added  with a 
pleased smile on his face.

"Very impressive. I want you to do this very important mission." While the boss said as he turns his 
computer screen on  and   it flickers into life. It shows a picture of their target also where the mission is on earth.

The picture is of a woman  with  short dark brown hair. She's got evil eyes that look very cunning.

When Mr Robert turned to face Mr Rusty, Mr Rusty had a very suspicious smile on his face and Mr Robert didn't know why.

Mission Day has arrived and the excitement danced around the air.

Before Mr Robert slowly, as slowly as a snail, got out of bed Mr Rusty was already up and ready for the big day ahead.

"Good morning Mr Rusty." Mr Robert carried on, "It is your first mission today and it is going to be great. I'm going to get ready, so you can stay here."

Mr Rusty noded his head  as Robert turned the corner to put his clothes on.
 When Mr Robert came out to where Mr Rusty stood, he wore a track-suit  with the spy logo on his top.

 When Mr Robert saw Rusty had finished his breakfast, Mr Robert zoomed over to the table near the  kitchen and ate his breakfast as fast as a cheetah running.

They were all ready. Anticipation rises in both Rusty and Robert.

They go into the center of Mr Robert's big room. When Mr Rusty noded his head at Mr Robert, Mr Robert goes into the center of the room followed closely by Mr Rusty and presses a blue switch on the wall and flicks it up.

When Mr Rusty looked up he was amazed, "Oh my gosh! This is awesome, your roof opens up to space!"

"Yes, yes it does." Mr Robert said very proudly.

Mr Rusty opened a door on the front of his belly, so that Mr Robert could travel down to earth.

Once they were at earth, in Sanfransico they were ready to switch the button on the inside of Mr Robert so that they could track the evil eyed lady down.

"I know she is here somewhere, so stay low." Said Mr Robert keeping an eye open though the binoculars.

Suddenly Mr Robert heard a rustle in the dark green bush, in the far corner of the garden outside the mall.

A villain jumped out of the bush  and  it was the exact villan from the photo on the white computer screen.

Mr Rusty suddenly flung a door open on the side of his hip  and with his huge, big, hand he reached inside and grabbed out Mr Robert.

"What are you doing? Wait, don't throw me out. We are spy buddies!" Mr Robert begged to Mr Rusty.

But it was no use because Mr Robert had put the red Mood Changer on Mr Rusty  instead   of the blue Mood Changer.

Mr Rusty threw Robert across the garden  and he landed in a big, tall tree.

Before Mr Robert could blink the villan had jumped into Mr Rusty and they were off. They are flying back to HQ.

"Oh no, I am so busted." Mr Robert said very sadly, "Oh my, well, they are probably going to HQ to take over the world!"

Mr Rusty knew that he would be stuck down at Earth for a very long time.

Mr Rusty was nearly thee at HQ, when his door that he flung Mr Robert out of opened and the villan fell out of the door screaming!

Mr Rusty faulted suddenly and also went falling back down to earth.

Through the sight of Mr Robert's eye, he could see two things falling down from the sky.

When they landed the was a big, loud, strong, bang and thump. It was like a earthquake under people's feet.

Mr Robert ran over to where the robot and the lady lay.

The robot woke up and got off the floor. 

"I am very sorry and I promise I will always be on your side if you change the Mood Changer." Said Mr Rusty.

So that is just what Mr Robert did.

The End!

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you have achieved your goal. I can see lots of conjunctions and connectives highlighted in your story. Maybe next time when you post your writing you could post it as a google doc. 


Evaluation: I think I have done a great job with showing my conjunctions. I could work on making sure I use other words rather than and all the time in my story.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

New NZ Flag

I class I was looking at New Nz Flag. I don't think we should actually get a new flag though because it is a waste of money and we have already changed the flag once. But if we had to change the flag then I would choose this flag because......

Friday, 19 June 2015

Two Stars One Wish

Today we did Two Stars One Wish. That is when we show two things that we thing we have done really well and one thing that we think we could work on. I backed it on being a Courageous Learner. 
I think I did a great job come and have a look.

A Courageous Learner Does These Things:

-Not Scared
-Try Something Different
-Risk Taker
-Effective Learner
-Think Outside The Box
-Delibratly Puts In The Pit
-Do More/Learn More
-Think Deeper
-Leadership/Role Model
-I Am Happy Learning By My Self

Here Is My Poster:

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Kapa Haka

In Kapa Haka we learn about how to speak the Maori Language. We learn a buch song in maori and in those words we are singing about something or they mean something. We also have actions that go with the song and the words that you sing. There are two groups in Kapa Haka. There is one big group for everyone who wants to take part in it. In that big group we allow the ages from year 1- year 6. For the big group we practise once a week on Monday after lunch. Then there is a small group for the year five's and six's who want to push there selfs further in Kapa Haka, practise more and learn more about this Language. The small group practices two times a week on Moday and Friday lunch times. I particapate in both groups. When Matariki comes around each year we perform to our parents and teachers. I like Matariki also because we get to share what we have learnt in the Maori Language.

Big Idea:

At kapahaka I enjoy... 
Learning about what each of our songs mean when we go over the songs.

I am most proud of…
Learning every song of by heart because for me as a learner I know that it is hard for me to learn loads of songs of by heart.

I find learning every song of by heart challenging because…
I cannot remember something without practising it and making sure that it is up to a high standard.

I am managing this challenge by….
Going home and practising and going over some songs. Also I practise in front of the mirror to get my actions right too.

A personal goal for me is…
To get my timing right because I am struggling to stay in time.

Our school wide focus this term has been around showing excellence. I show this at kapahaka by...
Making sure everyone is in line at the start of practise and correcting them if they do an action wrong or say something wrong.

Well done Amy. I think you have been really committed by practicing at home. I definitely agree with you on trying to keep in time. - Aria 

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Inquiry Presentation

In my science group we have been learning about animals and their Adaptions. There are two Adaptations, Biological and Behavioral Adaptations. A Biological Adaptation is something that is apart of the animal that it was born with. A Behavioral Adaptation is what the animal learnt to do like tiny puppy's can't bark when they are very young they have got to learn, that is an example. I made a video about my animal that I have been doing research on and that animal is a Snowy Owl. My I Wonder Question was why do Snowy Owls have feathers on their feet. Look at my video to see what I learnt about them and their feet.

My Snowy Owl Video:


To think like a scientist


*Think like a scientist 

*Talk like a scientist

*Act like a scientist 

Great job Amy! I like the fact that you made your presentation a video. Next time you could speck a bit clearer. Ana

I think I have done a great job with my video. I could work on making sure my video recording was clear next time.

Maths Portfolio Sample

In Maths we have been learning about different strategy and how to do the differnt strategy and which stratiges are quicker and faster to use for us. I am on Stage 6. I am working on what strategies I do use that are quicker. At the end of this year I want to be able to show different stratages to what I knew before.

Big Idea:
The strategys that I used were Trial and Error, Reversibility, Borrowing and Equal Additions.

Questions and My Answers:

1) Trial and Error




2) Borrowing

    - 155


3) Equal Additions





4) Reversibility

  - 155=


+5=160 +40=200 +80=280 +9=289
155                                                289



Feedback/Feedforward: Wow Amy! You have a really good rage of strategies. I can really tell that you were practising a lot and thinking a lot when you were writing down the answers. One question: "What other strategies do you think might be the best choice for an equation?"  Oh, and what I think you need to work on is to add more detail while recording what work you have done. -Aye

Evaluation: I think I have done a great job with my Maths but I really think I could work on showing differnt stratages next time and I could add more detail about what I am showing you.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Reading TIC-TAC-TOE Post

We have a goal either Expand Vocab or Comprehention. I am Comprehention. We have a Tic-Tac-Toe list for our goal so we can practise our goal more and improve while were not with a teacher. We go to two work shops per week with a teacher. We have to go to a yellow and orange work shop on your goal. You have to go to two different coloured work shops because if you went to two orange or two yellow you would be learning the same thing. When we gym to a work shop the teachers sign our sheet of what we have done during literacy time. I chose a Tic-Tac-Toe to show you what one of my Tic-Tac-Toes are during the time we are given to complete our activities. I chose to read The Tortose And The Hare. After I read that I had to fill in some questions about the story.

Here Is My Answers To The Questions From The Story:

Questions for “The Hare and the Tortoise”

Who won the race and how?

The Tortose won the race because the Hare thought he was so much in front of the Tortose he fell asleep. Then the Tortose passed the Hare and when the Hare woke up the Tortose was just passing the finish line.

What was the moral (or lesson that can be learned) from the story?

Believe in your self because anything is possible if you believe and never count on something that you can't trust.

Write one text to self connection you have made with the story.

Like the Tortise I believed I could come in the top five for Cross Country and I did because I believed I could and I practiced nearly everyday.

Write one text to text connection you have made with the story.

In the book Hero there is a boy who hasn't got much friends in fact he has only got one friend and he tried to make other friends. After he made new friends he found they weren't nice to him. They Bulled him and made him do things he wasn't comfortable with.

That is like the Story The Tortose And The Hare because in the Tortose And The Hare the the Hare Bragged and Bragged about that 'he is the fastest runner in the forest and the animals didn't like him bragging all the time. That is like when the boy in Hero doesn't like the things that his new friends no to him and make him do.

Big Idea:

I did a Tic-Tac-Toe on The Tortose And The Hare. I am in Comprehenstion so I am working on Text To Text, Text To Self and Text To World. Text to text is when there is two books you have read and you make connections within the two books about what is the same about the two books and what is different. Text to self is when you read a book and you find something that you have done or has happened to you that is the same or different. Finally text to world is when you read a book and you make connections with the world that has happened before.

I think you did a  really great job at writing the story and making connections mabye you could work on making text to world connections.

I think I did a great job with explaining what had happened in the story in the questions because I made it clear what was happening. I could have worked on making text to text connections because I was struggling to think of a book I have read that had something's the same.