Thursday, 22 September 2016

The Stubborn Librarian

I wrote a story about a stubborn Librarian who plans a big attack on the new underground station. It is called The Stubborn Librarian and The Under Ground Attack. I love writing narratives because it lets my imagination go wild and it helps me with reading and writing more creative things.

Algorithm, Japanese method and Korean Method.

L.I. To teach the Japanese method and to investigate the 3 multiplication strategies.
This week I made this slide to hopefully teach you guys how to understand and love maths. These strategies are really helpful in situations when there is a hard multiplication question.

Explorers of the sun.

This week I read a text called Explorers of the Sunrise.It is about people who used traditional navigational skills to direct them to Rapanui (Easter Island) I used predicting and summarising to help me identify and understand the text. I enjoyed alternating the title and the cover page.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Dangerous Walk Home-Narrative

LI: to write a short narrative.
This week for writing we had to write a narrative on some different things that inspired us. I picked a girl who walks on a misty deserted road and my story is called The dangerous Walk Home. In my story you will find a girl named Emily White who was some really peculiar things that happen to her on her walk home and next... you have to read to find out more.

Sarah Storey of Great Britain-Inquiry

This week I have been researching on a very successful Olympian from the U.K. called Sarah Storey. I picked her because she is really interesting and she is very inspirational. I learnt a lot about Sarah Storey and her Olympic career. Did you know she has 33 gold medals not just from the Paralympics but by world championships!!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Duffy Role model assembly

Yesterday a funny man came to visit our school to talk about how reading changed and helped his life. He had sad stories, funny stories, and a romantic story to share with us. He was a very inspirational man and inspired me to read every single day and believe anyone can change the world. 

General Knowledge-Thailand

This week I did a general knowledge on Thailand. I learnt new and fascinating things about Thailand and I also found out what they like to eat. The thing I found hard was finding the current Prime minister because one of them past away this year.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

How To make a Poi-Procedural text

How to make a poi

LI: to write a procedural text.
This week I had to watch and listen to a video on how to make a poi. During the video we had to write down specific or verbs in the video. After the video we planned in our buddies and started writing different procedural text to the others. I found finding specific words hard but I enjoyed it. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

"japanese" Method

L.I. To investigate the "Japanese" method of multiplication with Mr Ogilvie
This week I learnt a new and interesting way to do maths, it is called the "Japanese" method. In this presentation you will find Japanese character and how to use the Japanese method. The thing I found difficult was circling where the lines meet the hardest because your circles have to be on each one.

The Robber's mask

L.I. To find the most important (main) idea in the text
This week for our reading must do was to talk about what we did, what the text was about. I like the vocabulary they used in the story like reluctantly and soot. I like this book because it is a book that creates a picture in my head. I found nothing hard.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Training-Olympics with Mr Ogilvie

For Inquiry our topic was the Olympics. Each teacher in the LS block (which is the new building at PBS) had a topic that relates to the Olympics. For this orientation I am doing training with Mr Ogilvie. So far we did attributing images, the definition of physical activity. We also learnt about agility, strength, endurance and sports that use agility, strength and endurance.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Shopping-Using Algorithm/Column method

L.I.Applying our knowledge and strategy tool kit to the real world
Over this week I and my classmate have been taking photos of things in brochures our teacher provided for us. I learnt things I did not know before like trying to keep between the quota we had which was $5,000 dollars (fake) and how expensive things are.I also now enjoy using the column method/algorithm and thanks to Mr Ogilvie I have a better understanding of algorithm.

Word Web-Reading

L.I. To find the most important (main) idea in a text.
Today me and a did a word web on words we and my reading group did not know. I find these interesting because I love learning big and more sophisticated words. I also like learning the definitions so I can use them in future references. The hardest thing I found was finding antonyms.

Procedural text

L.I. To understand the role of verbs in procedural text.
For writing this week Te ika a Maui had to spot out the verbs in a video on how to make a ham and cheese sandwich. I found trying to spot the verbs out of the video sort of hard because he used words chefs would use.

Monday, 5 September 2016

General Knowledge- New caledonia

Today me and a classmate did a General knowledge about New Caledonia. In this slide you will find a variety of interesting things about New Caledonia. During this journey I learnt a lot about New
Caledonia like it is a French territory.

Strategies I Know

Today I was explaining the different strategies I know and use. I used fractions, subtracting in parts, place value and others like algorithm (Or Column method) I also found splitting factors quite easy and fast to use to solve equations.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Writing-Procedural writing

LI: to identify the structure and language features of a procedural writing

Today Te Ika a Maui did a bit of drawing during writing because we were learning about procedures. So Mr Wong made us follow a set of instruction to make a picture. We also read a procedural text about how to play marbles. We found the structure of a procedural text and the language features.