Friday, August 18, 2017

Pangarau Fractions

100 word challenge #44

Week 4:

This is the new 100 word challenge #44

Just what is the story behind this character’s laughter?

The form will close on 19th August at 23.45 BST   

The sea is a swirly storm. My laughter is unexpectedly contagious. My heart is thunder. The moss is like gold.The seal's nose is brown bark ,the pieces of seaweed are carrots. My whiskers are wire, my teeth are rocks. My nails are sharp knifes, my feet are 1 meter rulers. My stomach is an elephant, my fingers are sausages.The rocks are grey tiles, the leaves are carvings. The rocks are a crunchy bar my tongue is a red skin. The spots on my face are strawberries, the seaweed is a snail.My mouth is moving “Chop, chop, chop”.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Magician TT

Week 3 extension activity: The Magician
WALT: To include relative clauses in my writing.
Key task:
Write 5 (or more) sentences containing a “relative clause”?
E.g. The magician, who had incredible powers, strode confidently across the marble floor.
  1. It splits the main clause.
  2. The clause begins with ‘who’, ‘which’ or ‘with’.
  3. It must supply an extra bit of information to the sentence.
  4. Commas should surround the clause.

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Think about these questions:
  • What mood do you think the magician is in?
  • Do you think he is a good or evil character?
  • If you could have magical powers, what would you choose to be able to do?
  • What do the words at the top of the picture say?
  • Who lives inside the house?

Success criteria:
I will know I am successful when I have:
  • Included a relative clause in my writing
  • Used who, which or with in my writing
  • Used commas to separate my clause

I am a magician, who had incredible powers, strode confidently across the marble floor.I am feeling like I am indestructible i’m feeling proud as proud as I can be.I think I am magnificent I am as nice as anyone can imagination.I wish I was transparent or camouflage but I dream to be as light as a feather.A boof of smoke came up and it spelt a word Minimint.I wonder why it said that doggy.Well were are my brother and sister they yell out to me
“Scotty come inside now mum wants you?” I said

“I'm coming now” It is time for dinner so I have to stop tell my story or it go on forever and ever so “BYE”

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Whale Fantasia/Wiki 3

          Week 3   Whale Fantasia
This afternoon I am going to jump off a boat to go swimming with the humpback whales.I am as excited as if I was going to disneyland for a holiday.I put on my gear and jump “wow”.The water is as clear as glass and the sun is as bright as a flame.I go deeper and deeper down  into the water, it gets blacker and blacker and  it is as black as diesel.I see some very tiny fish they are as tiny as a kernel. Suddenly I pop up into a cave “WOW” It is as sparkly as a sapphire it stuns my eyes.This is paradise.Now we are getting up to the enormouse large humpback whales. Their barnacles on the soft fleshy back are as rough as concrete.Their tails are as extremely big they are as big as a building.Their tummies are as wrinkly as a old grandpas skin.Their mouths are enormously My legs are sore  like I have just ran a 90 mile  marathon. Suddenly it was time to pop up.Nooo I said in my head I want to stay with the gigantic whales.But my dive tank was going to run out so had to come up.2 minutes later……………. I came up.I had so much fun swimming with the whales today.I hope I can do this again again.  

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fractions Waiporoporo

The Ridge

      The Ridge       
Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.

Click on the url below and watch the short clip.

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Before you start writing
Think about how you would describe the setting both on the water and once Danny is on the ridge.

How are you going to create atmosphere in your writing?

What sort of language are you going to use to create tension and suspense.

WALT write a descriptive piece of writing through the eyes of Danny.

Success Criteria
We need to focus on these things
  • Full stops, capital letters,
  • Paragraphs
  • We need to follow the sentence tools for our opening paragraphs.
To start with you will write a description of the first scene, now move to when Danny lands on the edge of the lake and then move onto the ridge. Use the show not tell technique to create thoughtful writing. You are writing through the eyes of Danny. Create suspense and tension as he rides the ridge.                              

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

Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.

My name is the world's best mountain biker well actually my name is Danny Mackail I am from Scotland.I am alone like a loner on a canoe with my bright purple bike on the light shiney blue as the sky water.I finally got the the Isle of Skye I look to see what my challenge.Then I take my bike and start to bike up the rocky mountain.Now I am and going to start my challenge.

I am going around tight curves and steep edges.For once I think I am taking a risk.I am taking a jump to a jump and  then I take more risks.I hop onto a big boulder very I nearly fell into the water.Very carefully I balance on a very thin but heavy branch.I see this beautiful running waterfall as I bike passed.By a really green moose patch with lots of rough boulders

Now I start to bike on a patch of really sloppy mud.I try to work my way up the rocky mountain.Wow now I am on a huge rock shaped as a dinosaurs head by a extremely large swamp.I do some  mega tricks.So now I am carrying my bike up to the edge of the very ginormous hill.My feet are stomping on the rocks crunch,crunch,crunch the rock break crack,crack,crack,.I am finally at the top of the edge of the hill that was a big effort.I stand there with pride the wind blows on my face as I stand there I can smell seawater.

Suddenly I make my way down the rocky mountain.I do twists and turns flips and do some tricks.I make my way and I am at the a big patch of very green fresh grass it smells so refreshing.Wait I am going to do a trick on this rusty fence look.I suddenly flip and land it wow.I get to the this soft thin sand as yellow as sun.I have a lie down and rest for a bit and it is so restful.I wait about 5 minutes and then I be on my way home.   

....But then the flash made me

    ....But then the flash made me

I am in a forest on trip but I am so lonely. Well finally for once in my life I haven't heard so much silence.Well since I am alone in my caravan  let's do something productive  or find something.I am on my way to find things well interesting things obviously to take home.I was on my journey to find  objects.Then I find out that there is going to be a GIGANTIC storm soon. So I  try to run back but I don't make it. But then there was a  flash “BOOM”.


Step 1
Create your design
*Screenshot the finished image
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Step 2
Describe your design
I.e. “I have chosen a blue Slalom K1 kayak with a blue base and a red outline. I have chosen to place 5 yellow stars at the front of my kayak and a large triangle at the back.”

My kayak is Slalom C1 with a blue base and a red triangle I have 4 red and white stars at the back of my kayak

Kayaking Jingle

Kayak JinglesImage result for studio microphone

A jingle is a catchy phrase or slogan, often set to a fun tune, that is often used to advertise a certain product or service. You can hear jingles on TV or radio commercials. Jingles are usually short and very memorable. - St Pierre’s Sushi

Writing your own Jingle

You are going to write a jingle advertising Kayak Lessons for kids in Tamaki. You will need to use all the information you learned from the readings about kayaking, and about kids learning to kayak.

STEP #1: Write down all the words you can think of that relate to kayaking, and might be used in your jingle.
Words that describe kayaking
Kayaking ,colorful,shiny shimmery water

STEP #2: Look at your word list and determine which words rhyme.
Rhyming words 1
Rhyming words 2
Rhyming words 3
Rhyming words 4

STEP #3: Begin writing short sentences. Be sure to include words from your list in step #2 and use the Rhyming words from Step #3.

Line 1
Kayaking kayaking on the  water kayaking kayaking is a fun sport.
Line 2
Kayaking kayaking all together.
Line 3

Ohohohohoh kayaking go and get your kayak now

Step #4 Record using and share your jingle using Online voice recorder
  • Share it on your blog with a paragraph about what you are advertising
  • Save the recording to your chromebook
  • Upload the recording from your ‘.files’ to your Drive
  • Change the sharing settings of the recording from your drive to “Anyone with the link”
  • Open the recording in a new window
  • Select “Copy embed code”

Step #5 Share on your blog
  • Paste the embedded code into the HTML section of your blog.
  • Share your post with a task description and a walt.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017


WALT be cybersmart using a game called Interland. In this game there are 4 different cyber worlds each focusing on a different part of cyber smart. The red mountain which is the one we started with is about being organised and remember to sign out of a computer . I got to the top of this mountain and scored 150 see my screenshot below.
Then I decided to have a go at the Mindful Mountain which is about Sharing and Caring

I had heaps of fun learning learning about cyber smart by using this game.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


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


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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


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


  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
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


WALT refresh our minds using thing link


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




Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.

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!

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.

Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.

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             
Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.

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.

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?

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.

Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.

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.