Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Me W.A.L.T Measurement

Me devin and Ross are working on measurement and we made these two posters if what we know all ready. It's so fun learning how to measure thing right and how to do it.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dont do that

W.A.L.T: Create a detailed plan to organise my ideas and information

Setting: School
Characters: Main character Sam. 
Theme: Comedy

Don't Do That
Know everyone line up for swimming no camron I don't want you to use those scissors to cut rose's hair. No Jacob you will not need to take off Oliver''s glasses and jump on them. Now Josh where do you think your going no you can not go to the pool on your own come on lets go. Okay here we are yes you will need to put your togs on to go into the pool you can not go in your clothes Daniel. Sam what are you doing to the life guard no don't push him into the water Sam!! I do wish you didn't do that Sam.
What are you doing with Ambers towel no you can not use her towel for yourself you are a boy and she is a girl stop Liam.
Now everyone it is time to get in the pool. No Sam you can not belly flop into the pool and Tane you can not bomb into the pool Eli and Cooper I do not believe that you would drown you know how to swim now get in. Sam you have made to much trouble you will not be going for a swim.

Now everyone 2 hours is up come on line up to go back to class, Sam I know you didn't get a swim but that isn't my fault you were the one being naughty it's yo're fault no don't jump in no!!!!!!! SAM!!!!!!

This is mine and Tabithas story of when only the teacher speaks, I hope you like it

Spirt animals

W.A.L.T: Create a detailed plan to organise my ideas and information

Setting: City
Characters: Main characters Katie, Tomas.  Butcher, two little kids
Theme: Adventure

“Im going out Tomas”! Hold on, hi im Katie. And this is a story all about, adventure kindness and all sorts of other things. I hope you like like this story, it a very special one to.

“I wonder when were going to get our spirit animals” asked my cousin. Me and my  cousin Tomas were wild kids. Well when i say wild i mean we don’t live in a home. Well we do but its just a small little box house on the side of the footpath. It’s pretty worm, but only because we found some pillows and a blanket on the side of the road. One day when I went out, I saw some necter that you drink and then you get your spirt animal. So i drunk it and then all of usuden a tatto s in the twisted shape of a tiger came up on my shaking arm!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

My story I made up. Just terrible

W.A.L.T:Create a detailed plan to organise my ideas and information

Hi my name is Katie this is about me and other things you will read in the book i hope you enjoy!

Setting: Home
Characters: Main characters,Katie Tomas.  Bridget.
Theme: Comedy

I just got in to bed and Im asleep Im dreaming but um… Hhhh here goes nothing Im dreaming about well I, Im dreaming about Im in a magical world and then all of a sudden a monster comes and… KATIE!!!! Shouts mum well i think its mum. I run down stairs. Hold on, your not mum!!! What are you doing up! I was going to get something to eat bu- you were what. I never get up and have something to eat so i don’t no what he was doing. Oh ye and he is my annoying brother Tomas i don't no how were even related. Gosh dosent matter. As you were saying. Well i saw there was NO carrots left and new start away that you ate them all! Me?. I don't eat carrots all the time, it was dad! I stomp back up the stairs in anger dad is still up in bed in his phone. Then i say in anger. Dad, Tomas wants to see you! Its morning now and its Saturday! The day i love the most. I wish every day was Saturday so then no school no not one bit. My best friend Bridget is coming over, I think she's here now. I go to the door. Hi. i say, hi says Bridget. i see she's holding a bucket of slime! What that, I say I bucket of slime, says Bridget. Ok so what are you planing to do with it. Well- Is that a bucket of slime asks Tomas?Oh no not him anyone but him! This is terrible just terrible!

I think that this story is funny and it was hard making up all of these ideas!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

This is my two stars and a wish! I hope you like it.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inquiry Portfolio Sample

WALT: Gather Information

Every Wednesday we have been working through the Get it, Sort it, Use it model to inquire about different countries around the world and their languages/culture. We each brainstormed a potential list of subjects and chose what we wanted to find out more about and then started our research.


Matrix showing what you think and what your inquiry teacher thinks.

I think:

My Teacher thinks:

1. What are you most proud of? Getting my keynote completed and it had lots of information.

2. What did you find challenging? Getting a lot of information because on the Internet when I searched for things from Columbia, I got a range of things that weren't relevant.

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is? To make sure when Im getting information I know what info Im getting.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Writing why our teacher is late!!

W.A.L.T: Entertain

Task:We hade to Write a story of how our imaginary teacher was late!!

This is my funny story of how miss Flavel is late!!!!!!!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Maths sample

WALT: Extend a repeting picture patern using number strategies!

Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edJEqVun9hc&list=UU3oFdmkY1OlfuNxGJTxOr2g This is my vid

Task:  Make a short movie to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.


  • Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it
  • Clear message
  • Two questions to show your learning
  • Correct answer

  1. What are you most proud of and why?My video and I'm proud because I got it done on time!

  1. What challenged you the most and why?Getting my vid on youtube!

  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?Making sure I know what I'm doing at the start!!

Feedback/Feedforward: Wow Katie I liked how you explained your goal really well. I like how you explained to the audience how you work the problem out. I think you could improve on better

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Reading sample

My reading goal this term was to…Compare  
TASK inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using  the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process for our own reading inquiry.

My inquiry question was…I am trying to find out what vets do and how to become a vet when I'm older!

GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting
SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising
USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections

I can research using a range of sources
I can keep asking questions as a research
I can sort information and see patterns
I can show changes in my thinking
I can co-operate with others to discuss ideas
I can share my learning with others
I can manage my own learning and behaviour to work independently




How did my thinking change during my inquiry? What patterns did I notice? My thinking changed when I think of one thing and then I keep on thinking then my thinking changes and my thinking changes byme thinking of one thing and then i think of another and i carry on! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Do's and dont's

With troys writing group we had to write dos and don't or qustionery tale and i chose dos and donts! I hope you like them!

What if

W.A.L.T: Entertain

In troys writing group we have been doing what ifs and that are when you say for example what if animals could talk. So I made up what if people were made out of chocolate!! This is my story I hope you like it!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


WALT:  Entertain

Description: We read the poem “My Remarkable Journey” which inspired us to write our own remarkable journeys about why our homework wasn’t at school today.


I fell out of bed!Grrr,i hate mondays its homework! I grab my home work, and i think i put it on my desk, but i axedently put it in the paper shredder. I grab the other half out and, scrambled down stairs.

Aaaaaa now I'm greeted by i don't know how many grizzly bears!They think my home work is food so i run back up stairs and i jump out the window.Then an eagle swoops by and gets a good grip on my shoulders I still have my home work i my hands then i hold on to the eagles strong legs!! Oh no! Gasp, hhhh! I just drooped my home work! grrr if my stupid teacher didn't give me that stupid home work then it would be sinking in quick sand right now!!!!!!!!  then the eagle drops me and right over A TAR STOR! i cant move now I'm covered in the stuff oh now I'm rowling but in the direction to school!

On my way no on my tar sticky bumpy way down the hill i get sprad by hundreds of sprinklers i can move but im still rowling!! Now im in school my teacher is waiting I stand up,ok so I'm sorry i don't have my home work but i say i have done a poem of how i don't have it and it goes like this!!!

We decided that a quality piece of writing has the following things. Reflect on whether these things are in your story:
Introduction: It hooks the reader in the first few lines making them want to read more?👌
Punctuation: Is your writing ready for a reader? Does your punctuation make it easy for them to read?👌
Short sentences: Do you create suspense by using these in your writing?👌
Onomatopoeia: Are these in your writing to create impact?👌
Alliteration: Are these in your writing to create impact?👌
Similes/Metaphors: Are these in your writing to create impact? 👌

1. What do you think is the best part of your story? For me the getting it done and on my blog.

2. What was the hardest part about completing this portfolio sample? Typing it on my laptop.

3.  Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Making sure I keep and eye on the time.

Feedback/Feedforward:Good job Katie. Next time make more paragraphs.

The learning pit

The Learning Pit
WALt: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.  

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

  • Draw the Learning Pit.
  • List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit.Challenged pushed and frustrated
  • List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit.Pushing your self up challenge yourself and be confer-dent
  • Label where good learning happens.
  • List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit. I can do it. Don't give up. Keep on going.

Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit.
  • How did you feel when you were in the pit? I felt pushed and challenged in a good way!
  • What did you do to work out of the pit? I kept on working and pushing my self up!

Feedback/Feedforward: Maybe next time you could add on more ideas onto your learning pit Sample but it is still good😉😋


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Te Reo Maori

WALT: communicate a message.

Description: We have been participating in 3 different workshops around colour, compositions and fonts.  We put these skills to use in a poster sharing our knowledge about Te Reo Maori.

Why? We have noticed that our posters are too cluttered and do not communicate a  message well.

Task: Make a poster about Te Reo Maori.

Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster relates to my message.

Composition:  My poster is balanced. Target yellow.jpg

Font:  My font is clear, readable and suits the message.target green.jpg

Colour:  I have used 2-3 colours that are complementary.  My background choice makes the text pop!Target yellow.jpg

Accuracy:  All of the words on my poster are spelt correctly.Target yellow.jpg

  1. What are you most proud of and why?Im most of finishing my poster and putting it up on the wall.Why because I thought I wasn't going to get my poster up in time!

  1. What challenged you the most and why?Getting my poster done in time.Why because I was still getting my poster ready!

  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?Knowing and watching the time better!!!

Katie, I love the way that you thought about what your poster was going to end like. You spaced your poster out really well. Next time can you maybe put the days of the week or some more maori words for feelings. #Amy

This is my poster on maori language I hope you enjoy

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Safe fishing hiwi the kiwi

Safe fishing

I open one of my eyes, its a lovely day and then i go back to sleep, then  mum comes in to my room. Grrr, mum i was sleeping! Then mum says were going fishing. So now i jump out of bed, go get my fishing gear and put my clothes on! then i see mum with out her life jacket with her, so then i say. MUM!you need to get your life jacket, but mum says i don't need a life jacket, I’m a great swimmer and were not going out to far. then i say in a low voice, mum i know your a great swimmer and all, but don't be blaming me if you drown! so she puts on her life jacket, and we go out to see!

Now i cheek that we have salted ice and a wet towel and if we don't then yucky fish here we come.But we do have those two things so I'm happy!Then mum catches a humongus fish and she's putting all her strength in to it trying to pull it up then it finely comes up mum is so tired now she says we can eat this for breaky!Then i say mum you need to need to put it back but she says why?And i say it might have babies in its tummy! So then mum puts it back in to the water with the wet towel so that its scales don't fall off! Then mum catches a medium size fish and i say that will be perfect!!!! so then we go back home and we ate the yummy fish!!!

This is my story about the rules for hiwi the kiwi and the fishing trip me and my mum go on this story took a lot of time so I hope you enjoy it!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My smart goals

WALT: Set Smart Goals

S.M.A.R.T. means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive.

My writing goal is to...Review and revise my writing to correct grammar spelling and punctation independently.
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because...I can get better at doing my writing and learn more!
I will accomplish my goal by...taking steps up the stairs by editing my writing also to make it better and i will achieve it by the end of the term 2!!!

My reading goal is to...regularly discuss what I'm reading 1-1 with someone who can push my thinking in different ways.
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because...when i read it will help me and i will be a better reader.
I will accomplish my goal by...by taking steps up the stairs!and i will discuss and read it again!.I will Finnish the my goal by the end of the term!

My maths goal is to...work out two digit multiplication equations using a similar strategy!
The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because...I can get better at maths by using multiplications!
I will accomplish my goal by...by taking steps up the stairs;pi will work on multiplication and i will work on using other strategies to.I will Finnish the my goal by the end of the year!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My end of term reflection

WALT: evaluate our learning honestly

What is an effective learner?
an efective learner is a learner who is always on task and who is a agentic learner.

What were the highlights for this term? Why?
My highlights were cross-country because i came second!!!

What were your greatest challenges this term?  Why?grass hopper tennis because when we play games some times i can't hit the ball properly!

How are you going towards acting with integrity? Why?  How could you improve? i am acting towards integrity by putting all the pens away when they need to be put away but i could still work on it by putting everything on the floor away that needs to be put away!!!!

What are your goals in our learner disposition wall?  Where to next?My goal on the learning disposition is to move up to self directed!! I could do this by focusing more on my learning all the time.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Grass hopper tennis sample

WALT: improve our small ball skills like catching, throwing, and hitting.

Description: We have been participating in a tennis programme with Big John (John Salisbury) from Tennis Manawatu. He has taught us some tennis skills that help with controlling and hitting the ball.

Why? To reflect on how we are going with the tennis skills we have learnt. We will share this during our Student Led Conference.

When? Week 8

Who? The World

Task: complete the rubric with targets to show your reflection. Make a comment to the questions below?

  1. What are you most proud of and why?I am most proud of my patting dog because i know how to do it and its fun!

  1. What challenged you the most and Why?slicing the cheese because it is really hard hitting the ball on the side!!

  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?my goal next time is to try and keep hitting the ball when we play games so i can get better!!!!

    this is what my buddy thinks and what i think about how i do in grass hopper tennis!!!!

    This is a photo of my playing a game in grass hopper tennis!!!!