Monday, September 18, 2017

Superhero To The Rescue

A few weeks ago in Te Ngahere my reading group (Freya, Lily, Tessa, Arihia, Astin and me) did a reading task on a play called Superhero. We were learning to answer questions related to the topic. Superhero is a play we had to read and then answer questions about the play.

Here is my questions and answers:

1.  What is the setting for this play?
The setting for this play is at a school playground.

2.  Who do you think has the best lunch and why?
I think that Josh has the best lunch because some of the kids wanted his lunch instead of theirs and did swaps.

3.  When did Superhero appear in comics?
Superhero appeared in comics in the early twentieth century.

4. What do members of the Coalition of Cartoon Characters aim to do?
Members of the Coalition of Cartoon Characters aim to stop bullying in all forms.

5. List 3 types of bullying.
Cyber bullying, rumour spreading, name calling.

6. What do you think is the author’s message in this play?
I think that the author’s message is that you should not react to bullying with violence and that you should not act without a full story.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Quote Or Saying Narrative

A few weeks ago Te Ngahere were finding out the meanings of quotes and sayings around relationships. For example, sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. We had to choose one of the quotes or sayings and write a narrative about the quote or saying. My quote was that it is better to walk with a friend in the dark than to walk alone in the light. I haven’t finished my story yet, but I will be posting it soon. Our walt was to structure a narrative. I am having fun writing my narrative, with my quote. Here is the link to my writing: Narrative

Monday, August 21, 2017

Common Nouns And Proper Nouns

Last week in Te Ngahere we learnt the difference between common nouns and proper nouns. Our WALT was to: Use proper nouns and common nouns in our writing correctly.  Our teachers ran a whole class workshop, which means our whole class has to attend the workshop. After the workshop we got into buddies and made a google drawing to show that we understand the differences. A proper nouns is a certain person, place or thing. A common noun is a label for a person, place or thing, like teacher is a common noun so it shouldn’t start with a capital letter. Whaea Chrissy is a proper noun so it starts with a capital letter.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Te Reo Maori Quiz

Two weeks ago Te Ngahere made Te Reo Maori Quizzes. Our WALT was to: Ask and answer questions about classroom items. We made our quizzes on google slides. We could work in pairs or by our selves. We added pictures of items from a classroom and put 2+ Te Reo words underneath the item we linked the correct word to the correct answer slide and the wrong word/s to the wrong answer slide. So when someone clicks the correct answer it would take you to the correct slide and if they click the wrong slide then the link takes you to the wrong slide which says: Kahore, try again, kia kaha and supportive words. We got to decorate it however we wanted to, and add Maori art for backgrounds and things like that. I had fun making my Te Reo Maori Quiz with Aliyah. We had fun choosing items to put into our slide and learning what some of the items translate too.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Maths Goals

Last week in Te Ngahere we had to set three maths goals. Our WALT was: Identify what we have achieved in maths and our next learning steps. So we had to look at our IKAN sheets and scan for three strategies that we had marked To Learn or Visited. Once we had picked out our three maths goals we had to write them into our term 3 learning goals slide. When we were finished with that we needed to make a google drawing. I copied and pasted my goals into my google drawing with an example to suit my goal. I decorated the background and prettied everything up to make it look nice. We have made these google drawings to hang on the walls of Te Ngahere so we could see our goals easier and we could always know what they were.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Writing Goals

Last week was the first week of term 3 and Te Ngahere had to set 3 writing goals. Te Ngahere’s WALT was to identify our next learning goals in writing. We had to choose goals that would help us to improve in organisation, and sentence structure, we also had to do one of the goals (if we had any) that we didn’t complete last term. Once we had chosen our goals and put them in our goals slide, we had to make a google drawing of our writing goals. We could decorate our google drawing and change the background. We were able to decorate it however we liked but it had to be readable. We made our google drawings to print out and put on the walls of Te Ngahere so we knew what our goals were. Our writing goals google drawing will also bring more colour to our walls.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Family Art Representation

Last term Te Ngahere and Te Maunga drew koru and kowhaiwhai patterns. First we did practises with crayons and A4 pieces of paper. We had to use the crayons to practise how to keep the koru the same width all the way. After our practises we moved on to our family representation art. We did drafts to create our own design that represents the people in our family. We then had to draw our design (with pencil) lightly onto a smaller piece of paper and paint it with metallic shiny colours. After we finished with the paint we traced our koru’s with vivid. We made this art to decorate our Whare. We learnt how to draw koru and kowhaiwhai patterns to represent people. Making our koru and kowhaiwhai patterns was fun!