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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Measurement



WALT estimate and measure to the nearest centimeter
We had to do a slideshow I learnt that my foot was bigger than people in my class. I learnt that my hand was smaller then some of my friends.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Paua


WAL about the harvesting of paua
We gathered information and put it on this thinglink

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Manawa


WAL about the heart
I gathered information about the heart and put it on this slideshow

The Digestive System


WAL about the digestive system
I gathered information about the digestive system and put it on a slide

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mokihi

  WALT about mokihi and how they are made

Mokihi we we onto a matariki thing link and watched a video on mokihi. Next we got a choice on creating a thing link or a google slideshow to share our learning.My favorite fact was The pockets in the Mokihi are in the mokihi so the mokihi can float.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This week my number is......


WALT solve multiplication problems.
We have to pick a number and we have to do all these activity to make this number. 123

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Titanium slow writing


WALT use a techique ot carefully craft our writing
  Titanium
If I had hidden under the table, if I had stayed at home, if I was cooler then I wouldn't have these controlling powers. Scared,  bullied, terrified, I was a depressed loner without a friend. I am crouched down in a damaged corridor with papers flying around me . Anxiously walking down the hall wondering what was going to happen,  I nervously looked at the terrified teacher in the damaged classroom. I am a mess. Chomping on my dirty nails;  heart  pounding 100miles per hour; I crunch my fists angrily. I am so alone…...  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Floods


WALT refresh our minds using thing link

Poha


WAL about poha
Because Matariki is coming we are learning about kaitiakitanga of our environment.This slide presentation is about poha.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tinana


Roro/Brain

Somalia

Somalia           
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Learn
Click on the url below and watch the short clip.
Not far off the Somali coast one of the big Vestel cargo vessels is taken over by pirates! Within a split of a second the ship has a new captain, the soup is gone as well as the cargo itself. Will our Vestrons be able to strike back?


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Before you start writing think about the setting and imagine you are there.
Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for the crew, until the pirates start to investigate the cargo—Vestrons! Engage!


Create  
WALT write a narrative through the eyes of one of the crew, or robots.

  • Describe the setting in detail.Think about words to describe the situation, what you see, smell, taste, hear. Try to use words that create the mood.
  • Now…..Write a first person narrative through the eyes of one of the crew or one of the robots. How you are feeling when the boat is invaded by pirates.




Go to this padlet Somali and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives similies and metaphors.

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                           Somalia
One day the sun was rising at 6:30am the sea was crashing against the boat and we were still sleeping in a pitch black container. We woke up  we were waiting for the smelly pirate to come on board this rust red boat to try and steal heap of our  stuff but they don't know it's us. Then I hear them boarding the ship and then I hear them getting their guns,knifes,and also their fists.

They were going into all the rooms in the ship and pointing there guns at the pirates telling them to get down on their knees. Then the captain of the pirate’s told them to look in the containers and then we had to get really ready for battle.

He opened the door of the container.They opened  the door and I was standing right there in the pitch black.They couldn't see me until I came out then all my brothers and sisters came out too.I stood in the middle of all the bright red containers and as blue as the sky containers.Then all the pirates stepped back and I came out I said “BOO” they all ran and I caught one of them. All my brother and sisters tripped them up and punched them and also shot a gun at them.They were scared so they got down on her knees and put there hands behind their back.

Now I have to go and deal with the captain. Well that is a pirate.I went up there and I tapped on his stinky old rusty vest and I said look out there.He looked out there and he said with his smelly breath “WOW”. Then he went down there and he said “let's go away from these sico robots”.

They left the rusty red ferry and took there stinky old bodies back to there home town.I like being mean but every once and awhile I get to be mean.I love my job I am an indestructible robot”YAH”. We told them “go home don't come back you stinky smelly pirates.”        


About an inventor



Walt: gather information and put it into our own words.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Cloud

The Cloud             
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The cloud came from the sea.....
He was not like other clouds,
The wind could not command him,
The more he saw, the more he did,
And the more he did, the more he became,
You see he wasn't just a cloud...
He was a cloud made of more.

Learn
Click on the url below and watch the short clip



Before you start writing think about the following questions:
Where this strange cloud came from?  It cannot be commanded by the wind, who is controlling it? Does the cloud have a purpose in life? Does the cloud have a personality?


Create  
WALT write a narrative.

Describe the cloud growing up, being just another ordinary cloud in the sky until one day..... Something happened to change all that.

We know we have done this when:
We have written what the cloud is thinking as it discovers what it’s purpose is in life and we have described some of the adventures that have happened.


Go to this padlet The Cloud and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives similies and metaphors.

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One day this guy was doing a science experiment and he asked another guy if I could test it out for him and the guy said “yes I would love to help”. Then one day on the 23rd of October 2011 they met again and they tested it out. So the guy got out his acid for the science experiment then told the guy”can you please stand in that wardrobe thing and I will tip the acid on you”.Suddenly he jumped in the wardrobe. The other guy said “let's do it but first will it hurt or burn me” the other guy said”ok I am not going to lie about it but it will hurt but after about 5 seconds it will go away” the other guy said” I think I will be ok”.They counted to 3 1,2,3 BOOM then he realized that it was another acid.I spilt it on him and I forgot to read the bottle and it said THIS BOTTLE IS THE CLOUD POTION oops it was the wrong one he will stay a cloud for ever.

But one day on 2017 the guy who turned the other guy into a cloud was happy for him because he was rolling around the city.He was watching little kids and fighting crime and putting out fires with his rain.He had a happy bit of him inside but a angry bit inside. He was happy for people to have good days and happy for the kids playing on the playground. Before long he was also angry inside at the guy who turned into a cloud and so he still tries to find him till this day. The next day he was rolling around the city watching the kids playing and parents shopping but 1 hour after that he saw a big smoke cloud in the air and it was black.  It was as black as tar just getting put on the the road.He goes over there and he says to himself I need to help these fire fighters. The fire fighter's engines were as loud as a jackhammer going into the ground.I said to myself “i'm going to help them” and so I went over there to them and I started to rain water on the fire and it puts out the fire for them, I was relieved that I helped someone today.

I am actually proud to say that I am a cloud because I know I can do more things being a cloud. I like doing all these missions and all the jobs I actually like being a cloud  and being proud of myself for once.I'm glad I am a cloud.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Tom Trueheart

Tom Trueheart             
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"Tom Trueheart must rescue his six brothers and their Princess brides from the Land of Dark Stories."  
Tom is the hero of the story.
"He has a special sword,  He has courage, He has purpose, There is only one problem, he is the size of a thumb."


Learn
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Before you start writing think about the following questions:
What has happened to Tom’s brothers and their Princess Brides? How have they been captured and why?
What do you think Tom will do to rescue them? What does his plan involve?
Do you think that being the size of a thumb is going to be a disadvantage or an advantage?


Create  
WALT use adjectives to describe a setting.
WALT write a rescue operation for Tom’s family, remembering that Tom is only the size of a thumb.

We know we have done this when:
We have described the opening scene in detail. What do we see, hear, smell, taste and feel.

We have planned a rescue operation thinking about how Tom is going to save his family.


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Tom Trueheart

One day I was standing in the cold soft snow with birds chirping and branches snapping. I was scared but brave at the same time.I could not hold a normal sword that my brothers have. There is only one problem I am the size of a thumb.So I make everything myself but my favorite thing is my sword it is as sharp as a knife.Then I start to worry I just found out that my brothers and their princess brides are captured by the trolls.They have hated us for years and years because we are rich and they are poor.They don't have enough money to buy food.Last year we gave them $300 for food and then they just used it all in a day.Then we decided to not give them money again.So they were furious and so they probably  took my brothers and there princess brides.So I have a plan to save my brothers and their princess brides.So I am going to get my sword and I forgot to tell you that it has special powers.I just tell it to turn me into something or get bigger or go invisible and even get stronger .I can turn into heaps of thing  and so I tell it to turn me into a giant bird and so I fly to the castle. Then I land I tell it to turn me invisible so I can pick up a pan and whack it around the guard’s head. So I sneak up behind the guard’s and BING down goes the guard and then the other one BONG oops sorry not.So I run to my brothers and their brides they were tied up to a pole and then I said to my sword make me not invisible and bring me back normal. So I can use you to get my brothers and there princess brides.I chop them off the pole and I said let's go we should go before they wake up.We go to the gate to open it and we opened it we ran as fast as a cheetah.We went back to the forest.But so how did I get there I was only the size of a thumb but remember my sword remember it can turn me into things.So I told it to turn me into a giant and so I got home…..a few moments later we made a house out of wood metal and also a part of a tree for a table.I said to my brothers and there princess brides I hope you don't get taken again by those stupid trolls again that was a big mission to get yous but it was worth it.I like this adventure so much it was fun I just figured out you don't have to be a normal person to save people from big things.We sat down and  I made a kettle of  tea we had a cup of tea and a  gingerbread cookie and eventually we fell asleep.The End        

Mice For Sale


WALT:Find proof in the text.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle             
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The Arctic Circle animation.  In a desolate landscape one man's survival depends on the single fruit tree by his house.  One day a strange box arrives and gives him a special power.  Will he be able to control his urge to keep the box from his neighbour?


Learn
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Before you start writing think about the following questions:
What is happening? Where is the man? Is he human, how can we tell?  Why is he there on his own?  What option will he choose?

Create  
WALT create an internal monologue for the main character.

We know we have done this when:
We have written what the character is thinking as he discovers what the box of magic is able to do and decides what he will do now?


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One day I was standing in the freezing cold spinning and spinning a rusty crank handle.The crank handle brings up water from the well and puts it in the tree so it can grow nice green apples.Finally a nice green apple pops out of the tree  I suddenly pick it and I look around to see if anybody is around.I don't see anyone so I have a nibble and I go to the core of the green apple.Suddenly something goes across my eye and it is a brown box it is  as brown as dried up flax.


I go over to it and I touch it and it is magic a magic ox I thought to myself is there such thing as a magic box I can't believe it there is a magic box in front of me.Then I touch it again and it puts magic in me. I have red hand and move back from and I touch the the nice green apple tree and pop pop pop these green apples pop out of nowhere they are as green as moss on a rock.I pick another apple I squint and and look at the box’s again and I take a step and and the box's moved and moved and moved every step I took the box moved with me.It tried to run away but it couldn't because I ran with it and then it stop and I stopped in front of it. I grabbed it and then something happened I stomped and my foot turned into a box stomp again my other foot turned into a box.my bottom half of my body was a box so I reach my hands out and try to get to Tim's house oh no it’s too late I am a box I move to Tim’s house Tim walks out to wind the waller I wonder if it will start over and over again...