Monday, December 7, 2015

Room 7's Overall Flag Vote



Fifteen students chose the original flag as their favourite. They like the flag just the way it is. We obviously don't like change in Room 7. The Silver Fern behind the red, white and blue background was chosen by eight people. This was the popular flag choice against the other flag designs but when it is up against the original flag, it is not a winner.

Room 7's Favourite New Zealand Flag Design




The favourite flag was the red, white and blue silver fern. Sixteen people chose the red, white and blue silver fern.
The least favourite flag was red peak. Only one person in the class chose red peak.
I think the red, white and blue silver fern flag was the most popular because it has the exact same colours as the original flag. This flag has the Southern Cross on it which is the same design as the original flag. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

All about me

This is my All About Me poster. I made it using Google Drawing. I learnt to take a photograph of myself.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Chopsticks Challenge: Measuring the number of centimetres from where the sweets were dropped



This graph shows the numbers of centimetres from where the starting bowl was and where the sweets were dropped. We used chop sticks to carry each sweet from one bowl to the other bowl. The bowls were measured 1 metre apart. Ta'ani and Joseph's sweets were the closest to the bowls. Sky's sweet was 22cm from the starting spot. Her's was the furthest sweet away. Shailah, Vahoi and Joseph's sweets had a similar measurement. The rest of the class did not drop their sweets. The winegums were the easiest sweets to carry on the chop sticks because they were not slippery and were thick round the outside. The pebbles were slippery because they were not the same thickness all the way round. The pebbles were thicker / fatter in the middle and thinner round the outside. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

4 x 5 = 20

 

 This is my poster on using multiplication arrays. Today I have been learning about the multiplication symbol. When I get given a problem like this I need to count the rows across and then count the column down. Then I multiply the numbers together to get the answer.

Understanding the x symbol

 

 Today as a rich task in Maths I learnt what the x symbol means. The times symbol means... If I was given an array to solve I would need to count the rows across and then the columns down to work out my answer.  4 x 4 = 16

Monday, October 19, 2015

Smart Money

During these last two weeks we have been learning about being Cyber Smart online. We have learnt to buy goods from reputable websites-prefereably New Zealand based.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Structure of a Recount

Today we have been learning about what a recount is. A recount is when you retell / describe past events. We have recounts to explain what happened during the experience. I learnt that a recount must have: a Hook to capture audience interest levels, an Orientation which covers: When, Why, What, Who, Where and How, and a summary which sums up how you felt about the experience. A recount is always written in past tense.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Aiden's Still Life Art Reflection


  1. What are you most pleased with? Why / why not?
I'm most pleased with how my background looks and how my fruit look.  



2. What did you learn from creating your still life painting? I learnt how to blend my colours and painting within the lines.
Think about sketching, shape, size, balance, painting-blending of colours, painting within the lines







3. What did you find easy? I find stamping easy and shaping the fruit.
Think about sketching, shape, size, balance, painting-blending of colours, painting within the lines




4. What did you find difficult? The sketching was hard and blending the colours.
Think about sketching, shape, size, balance, painting-blending of colours, painting within the lines




5. Who did helped you with your still life painting?
Miss Paton


6. What would you change? why / why not? I would change nothing because I like it how it is and there is nothing wrong with it.
Think about sketching, shape, size, balance, painting-blending of colours, painting within the lines





7. What would you do to improve your still life painting next time? Blending my colours in properly next time.

What to do when an Earthquake hits

 

 Today we have been discussing what to do in an earthquake. The safest options are to Drop, Cover and Hold. In class Miss Paton took photographs of us under the tables and under the door frame.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

My All About Me Poster


This is my All about me poster that I made using Google Drawing. I learnt how to use Word Art, insert shapes and I also used the web cam to take a photograph of myself.

Monday, September 14, 2015

My Flipping eBook

This is my Flipping eBook that I made using flipsnack.com

Friday, September 11, 2015

Tai's Argument on Homework

This is Tai's scaffold on Should we have homework. He has been given a plan to help him construct his ideas.



Body of text
Introduction
State what you are arguing about
State your opinion
For or Against
Homework is an after school task for students. It may consist of maths, reading, spelling, writing and inquiry tasks.
My Argument is should we have homework? I am for having homework because it makes you smarter by the minute. It helps you to learn lots of things you don’t know.
Reason 1
Smart
Supportive details
tests

My first reason is you get smarter by doing your homework every day. You can get smarter by answering timetables (iKan test questions within  seconds). Homework also helps you read much faster. If you’ve got your answers wrong you might have to do it again because you didn’t do it properly or weren’t paying attention.  
Reason 2
stops you from learning at home if you didn’t have any homework
Could get boring if I watched TV all the time

Supportive details


Sometimes television can be a real distraction for students up and down the country.
If you watch a TV programme it might be boring and it would stop you from learning and doing your homework.
TV wastes your time from doing your homework.
TV makes you lazy and could be fat, also you would stay in bed all day. If you do homework you're brain will get more exercise and you will learn something new.
At home I go to my aunt's house to do my maths on her laptop computer.
Reason 3
People can help you

Supportive details
Mum
Dad
Friends
Parents can  learn and take an interest in your school work. Parents understand what you are learning about
Homework brings families together.
If you need help you could ask any of your family members or friends to come and help you. Parents might learn something from your homework as well. Parents will learn what you're learning about in class, and they might do your homework with you and help you if you need help.
Also parents could think your homework is interesting and they would help you each day.
Homework brings teamwork together and you can solve problems together with your friends. It allows you to talk together and to share ideas.

Therefore I think there should be homework for all students so they can be prepared for tests every day and that parents can assist their children the best way they can with their learning.


Tai's Argument on Homework



Body of text
Introduction
State what you are arguing about
State your opinion
For or Against
Homework is an after school task for students. It may consist of maths, reading, spelling, writing and inquiry tasks.
My Argument is should we have homework? I am for having homework because it makes you smarter by the minute. It helps you to learn lots of things you don’t know.
Reason 1
Smart
Supportive details
tests

My first reason is you get smarter by doing your homework every day. You can get smarter by answering timetables (iKan test questions within  seconds). Homework also helps you read much faster. If you’ve got your answers wrong you might have to do it again because you didn’t do it properly or weren’t paying attention.  
Reason 2
stops you from learning at home if you didn’t have any homework
Could get boring if I watched TV all the time

Supportive details


Sometimes television can be a real distraction for students up and down the country.
If you watch a TV programme it might be boring and it would stop you from learning and doing your homework.
TV wastes your time from doing your homework.
TV makes you lazy and could be fat, also you would stay in bed all day. If you do homework you're brain will get more exercise and you will learn something new.
At home I go to my aunt's house to do my maths on her laptop computer.
Reason 3
People can help you

Supportive details
Mum
Dad
Friends
Parents can  learn and take an interest in your school work. Parents understand what you are learning about
Homework brings families together.
If you need help you could ask any of your family members or friends to come and help you. Parents might learn something from your homework as well. Parents will learn what you're learning about in class, and they might do your homework with you and help you if you need help.
Also parents could think your homework is interesting and they would help you each day.
Homework brings teamwork together and you can solve problems together with your friends. It allows you to talk together and to share ideas.

Therefore I think there should be homework for all students so they can be prepared for tests every day and that parents can assist their children the best way they can with their learning.

My first blog post


This is my first blog post. I am very excited to have a blog. 
When I am on my blog, I keep safe by not putting up silly pictures of myself, don't give out personal information out such as my street address, my full name, my phone number and anything that I don't want the world to know. 

All about me poster

This is my All about me poster. I made this poster using Google Drawing. I learnt how to use a webcam to take a photograph of myself, insert word art and shapes, and change colours to my background. This is my first blog post. I am very excited to have my own blog.

Monday, September 7, 2015

My reply to Abdurrahim


This is my reply back to Abdurrahim's comment on the amount of fat and sugar in packet foods. Abdurrahim was very kind to make a comment on my blog post. I like it when people comment on my blog. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hajera's We Video on Packet Food


This my we video that I made looking at the amount of fat and sugar in packet foods.


Monday, August 31, 2015

My Comment to Alex

This is my comment to Alex on his Move Note presentation that he made. He focused his presentation on the amount of sugar and fat in packet food.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The amount of fat in packaged foods



The foods that had the most fat in were...
The foods that had the least fat in were...
The Coca Cola, the Fruit Juice and the Cranberry Juice had the least amount of sugar in them.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

What's in the classes (Room 7's) lunchboxes?

In Room 7, potato chips were the most popular lunch box food. There were 21 packets of chips in the class. This was way too high. The second favourite food item was fruit. There were 20 pieces of fruit on this day. Miss Paton had five pieces of fruit this day. If Miss Paton didn't have the fruit we would look bad. The jelly was the least popular food item. Sandwiches were reasonably popular, however packet food seemed to be the highest in the class.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

What's in my lunchbox? Graphs


This was my lunch taken on Wednesday July 22nd. As you can see I had fruit this day. I had five pieces of fruit, one Muesli Bar and a Le Snak. The Muesli and the Le Snak was the unhealthiest because it had sugar in it and I honestly don't know what else are in these packaged food items. I think I need to have more of a balanced lunch where there is a sandwich (breads and cereals) and to have something from milk and milk products such as yoghurt or a piece of cheese.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Number Houses-Understanding Digit Order

Today I have been learning the order of numbers from ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands.

Place Value using 2 digit numbers

Today I was given a number. I had to make the number using tens and ones blocks and I had to express the number as an equation. I also had to write the number in words.

Thinking Groups problem week 3

Today I was given a word problem. This was the strategy my group came up with. In my group I had Taylor, Marieta, Nyjah and Joseph.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What's in my lunchbox?

This term we have been learning about healthy eating. This pie chart shows the foods that were in my lunch box on Wednesday July 22. I had five pieces of fruit, 1 Le Snak and 1 muesli bar in my lunch box. The food that were missing were sandwiches, yoghurt, cheese and meat

Revising sentences

Today I have been learning about the word DRAFT. DRAFT is like an acrostic poem. Each letter of this word means something in writing. Today we have been focusing on the D. D stands for Delete. In class Miss Paton shared with us a piece of writing in which we had to delete, take out words and change sentences. Here is my piece of writing.

Miss Paton’s copy

Miss Paton has a cat. His name is Oscar. He is a tabby cat. Oscar can be a pain in the neck. He likes to sniff my rubbish bin. He always come to my house wanting food. Oscar likes to fall asleep on my couch. He does not like my laptop computer. He would rather sit on my lap. Oscar would like me to give him the attention.
68 words

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My copy

Miss Paton has a cat named Oscar. He’s a tabby cat and can be a pain. He likes sniffing rubbish. He always comes to my house hungry. Oscar likes to fall asleep on my couch. He hates my laptop computer because he’d rather sit on my lap and get the attention.

51 words

Monday, July 27, 2015

PBS Using WeVideo

This is my Reading Presentation using WeVideo. My focus was on inferencing and I had to answer the question "Why don't hearding dogs hurt other dogs?".

Sharing my Maths Strategy

Last week I was given the Maths problem.... I had to share my strategy. I used We Video to record my thinking.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sharing my Thinking using Move Note

Today I was given an array of snails. I had to work out the number of snails in this array. I worked out the number of snails by counting from one.

Monday, June 15, 2015

SPS Subtraction from ten

This morning I have been learning to subtract from ten. My equation was 10 - 4 = 6. I used the line tool to take four away from ten.

My Grouping Within Ten

This is my Grouping within ten. Today I have been learning to use the shape tool and paint bucket to show my grouping within ten. My grouping within ten was 3 + 7. I used the smiley face shape tool to do this.

Monday, June 8, 2015

SPS My Grouping within ten

 

This is my second grouping within ten poster. I used 2 yellow blocks and 8 blue blocks to make ten. I used a combination of numbers and words to create my sentences. 

My Grouping Within Ten Poster



This is my grouping within ten. Today I used blocks to make my grouping within ten. I used 4 yellow blocks and 6 green blocks. I have also used a combination of words and numbers to make my grouping within ten.  

Monday, May 25, 2015

Countries that took part in World War 1

This is my map of the countries that took part in World War 1. I learnt that New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Britain formed the allied camp.

Making Patterns

 

Today I have been learning to use Google Draw to create a repeating pattern. I repeated my hexagon shapes by making sure they were the same size. I used two colours yellow and blue. On the odd lines I used the pattern yellow, blue, yellow, blue, yellow, blue.
On the even lines I started my pattern by going blue, yellow, blue, yellow, blue, yellow.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Finding halves of values

Today we have been learning to find halves of values. I learnt that when you halve something you have to split it into two even groups. I used Google Drawing to create my poster.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Countries that took part in World War 1



Over these last few weeks we have been learning to locate countries that took part in World War 1. New Zealand and Australian Troops formed the ANZACS (Australia New Zealand Army World).


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Groupings within ten poster

 

 Today I have been learning Groupings within ten. Today I used 1 red block and 1 yellow block to make ten. I then wrote out a word problem to match my grouping within ten.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Countries that took part in World War 1

These are the countries that took part in World War 1. World War 1 started in 1914 and ended in 1918. New Zealand represented the Allied Troops.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My Grouping within ten

Today I have been learning groupings within ten. I used blocks to make my grouping within ten. I made 6 + 4 = 10. This is my poster I made using Google Draw

Monday, April 20, 2015

My brainstorm on World War 1

This is my brainstorm I made using Padlet. This term I am learning about World War 1.

Our Brainstorm on ducks


Today I worked with Mrs Twomey to brainstorm ideas on ducks. We worked together as a team to brainstorm our ideas. Last term we wrote a report on ducks and we used this information to put together our brainstorm.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Najib's Mihi Poster


This is my mihi in Maori. I made this using Comic Life

Caesar's Mihi

This is Caesar's Mihi and he has written in Maori. He has personalised his Mihi so that it relates to his background.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Term 1 Collage and Reflection


What do you enjoy most about term 1 and why?


What did you learn in term 1 and why?


What did you find tricky in term 1 and why?


What was your favourite subject in term 1 and and why?


What would you like to improve on for term 2?


What have you enjoyed most about tech this term and why?




How to make Chocolate Crackles

This is my recipe for making Chocolate Crackles

Title: How to make Chocolate Crackles

Ingredients
4 cups Rice Bubbles
1 cup Icing Sugar
1 cup Coconut
3 Tablespoons Cocoa
250 grams Kremelta
Paper baking cups

Method

  1. Melt the Kremelta in a saucepan over the stove or in the microwave
  2. Place the baking cups on a plate
  3. Pour four cups of Rice Bubbles into the bowl
  4. Measure one cup of icing sugar and pour it into the bowl
  5. Measure one cup of coconut and pour it into the bowl
  6. Measure the cocoa and pour it into the bowl
  7. Pour the melted Kremelta into the bowl
  8. Stir the ingredients together
  9. Spoon the Chocolate Crackles mixture into the baking cups
  10. Refrigerate the Chocolate Crackles for three hours
  11. Take the Chocolate Crackles out of the fridge and eat them

Enjoy

Serves: 50

Mālama Honua comes to Point England beach


On Wednesday we walked from Panmure Bridge School to Point England Beach. We saw this ancient boat that used traditional navigation methods to come to New Zealand. It came all the way fom Hawaii. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fruit Burst Investigation on a Digital Graph



I found out that there were more Wildberry lollies in the packet than any other flavour. There were 7 Wildberry lollies. Strawberry had the least flavoured sweets in the packet.

Chocolate Crackles Recipe

Today we have been learning about writing a procedure. A procedure is a list of instructions that helps you to meet a common goal. I learnt that a recipe has a Title, an Ingredients List and a Method.

Title: How to make Chocolate Crackles


Ingredients
4 cups Rice Bubbles
1 cup Icing Sugar
1 cup Coconut
3 Tablespoons Cocoa
250 grams Kremelta
Paper baking cups


Method


  1. Melt the Kremelta in a saucepan over the stove or in the microwave
  2. Place the baking cups on a plate
  3. Pour four cups of Rice Bubbles into the bowl
  4. Measure one cup of icing sugar and pour it into the bowl
  5. Measure one cup of coconut and pour it into the bowl
  6. Measure the cocoa and pour it into the bowl
  7. Pour the melted Kremelta into the bowl
  8. Stir the ingredients together
  9. Spoon the Chocolate Crackles mixture into the baking cups
  10. Refrigerate the Chocolate Crackles for three hours
  11. Take the Chocolate Crackles out of the fridge and eat them


Enjoy


Serves: 50

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My Fruit Burst Investigation

Last week our Rich Task was sorting out a packet of Fruit Bursts. We were divided up into five groups. In my group I worked with.... I found out that there were more Wildberry sweets in the packet than any other flavour. There were 7 wild berry sweets in the packet. Strawberry had the smallest number of sweets in the packet.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cultural Identity Google Map

This map shows the cultures and countries where we are from in Room 6. Most of the students were born in New Zealand but their parents and families are from Overseas countries. We used Google to plot in the countries. I learnt how to insert images and videos onto the map.

Popular pets in Room 5L


The Turtles were the most popular pet in Room 5L. They were popular because they have a hard shell and they have a nice pattern on their backs. Seventeen students chose turtles as their favourite pet. This was closely followed by dogs. 16 students chose dogs as their favourite pet. The least popular pet were birds because they fly away, they create mess through bird seed going on the floor and you cannot cuddle a bird. Only nine students chose birds as their favourite pet.




Monday, March 9, 2015

My movenote presentation

What languages do you speak at home?




I surveryed five people in Room 6. I wanted to know what language they spoke at home. Tongan was spoken the most. Only 2/5 people (40%) spoke Tongan at home. Only 1 person speaks Kiribati (20%), one person speaks Farsi (20%) and one person speaks English (20%) at home.

Forces in Motion



 This term I have been learning about forces. We did this experiment on how far a car travels when it is on a slope. I learnt that if we used two books the car would travel a short distance and if we used a thick pile of books the car would travel a greater distance.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ethnicities in Room 6


From the data gathered from my 14 students there were 5 students (33.3%) that are classed as European. There were 7 students (46.7%) that are Tongan.

Countries Room 6 were born in


In Room 6 there were 80% 12 people who responded to my survey that were born in New Zealand. 
Only two people 13.3% were born in Tonga. 
One person in Room 6, 6.7% were born in China.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Juliet's time at the swimming pool

This week Juliet has been learning to write a recount on her time at the swimming pool.

Learning intention

I am learning to write a hook[an exciting beginning] that captures audience intention leaves.


Hurray! as I shouted when I went down the slide, my brother wanted me to go down the slide again but I didn't want to because  when I went down I bumped my head on to the wall because my brother pushed me when i was in front of him.But then I was still happy because  when  I was feeling alright  I wanted to go on the slide again.But then I said to my mum can we just stay for 30 seconds please  and she said yes because I was

Liam's time at the Swimming Pool

This is Liam's writing on his time at the swimming pool.

Learning intention

I am learning to write a hook {an exciting beginning} that capture audience interest levels.

“Wahoo’’, as I went down the hydro slide. My tummy was going to burst in a blink of an eye and it smelled like it was going to vomit. I just bumped my head as I reached to the bottom of the slide with my brother as well. When I made it at the bottom I made a huge splash and my face was all covered with water also my whole body.

My brother says to me “ Come on Liam lets go on the water slide and I said this is fun!!!’’. I zoomed in the tunnel. It was my fun day at the swimming pools and I'll do it again next time.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Rm 6 PBS: Cricket World Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka



New Zealand won the cricket game against Sri Lanka. New Zealand was 331 / 6 and Sri Lanka 233 / 10.