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Monday, 12 December 2016

Do you know how church celebrated a long time ago?


Learning Intention: We are learning about Christians in the early church and how they responded to God's call.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I complete a presentation of learning activities about Christians in the early church.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Can you do these skills?

Softball


  1. There are four bases: home base, 1 base, 2 base and 3 base. You have to touch all the bases with your feet. If you miss a base, you have to go back to the last base that you have stepped on.
  2. Grab a buddy and face together. Take a couple steps back and pass the ball to each other. Catch the ball by forming your hands into a butterfly shape.
  3. Image result for soft ballYou can throw the ball using an overarm throw. You can use a chant, "Nose, toes, fingers and throw!" It means your nose, toes and fingers should face your partner.
  4. To catch a field ball, you can pretend to be a monkadile. You bend low like a monkey with your feet apart and grab the ball like a crocodile.

Learning Intention: We are learning softball skills.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain four skills that I have learnt in Softball.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Let's learn some suffixes!


Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that suffixes are letters that are added to a word to change the meaning.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Here are three Kung Fu routines!


Learning Intention: We are learning Kung Fu.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use wevideo to record all the Kung Fu routines that I have learnt this term.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

He Honore!


Learning intention: We are learning Te Reo Maori
Success criteria: I can do this when I use blabberize to record waiata 'He Honore'.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Was it a dream?


Learning Intention: We are learning to follow the structure of a narrative.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write the orientation, complication, events and resolution to write a narrative called Robot.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Let's learn to defend ourselves!


Learning intention: We are learning Kung Fu.
Success criteria:I know I can do this when I use wevideo to record the Tigress duo routine.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Equivalent fractions!


Learning intention: We are developing our understanding of fractions.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that equivalent fractions have the same amount but looks different.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Have you been a manaiakalani presenter before?


Learning intention: We are learning to be a presenter.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use Wevideo to record my Manaiakalani presenter's script.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Let's use the Tigress routine as self defence


Learning intention: We are learning Kung Fu.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use wevideo to record the Tigress routine.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Horeta and the waka!














Learning intention: We are learning to identify of the main text.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I illustrate three main ideas of the story: Horeta and the waka.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Be by my side Lord!


Learning intention: We are learning a traditional prayer.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I record the Guardian Angel prayer using blabberize.

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Missing toy!


Learning intention: We are learning to write a narrative.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I follow the structure of a narrative to write my story 'Missing toy'.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A prayer to forgive us for our sins!


Learning intention: We are learning a traditional prayer.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I record the Act of Contrition using blabberize.

My God,
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong
and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance,
to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy

Monday, 10 October 2016

Praying will help you!


Learning intention: We are learning to write a personal prayer.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write a personal prayer beginning with the title creator God and end my prayer with Amen.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Man made satellites are also called artificial satellites!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the interactive system in outer space
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write 10 facts about satellites.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Don't be mean to people!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use the ideas from the story:The witch's daughter to write five critical thinking questions about it.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

You don't want to run into Tyronne!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain and ask five questions about Tyronne the horrible using the ideas from the story.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Subtracting fractions is as easy as adding fraction!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of fractions.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that in subtracting fraction, the denominator has to be the same before you can subtract.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

You can add fractions with the same denominator!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of fractions.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that fractions can only be added if the denominators are the same.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

The bus stopped in front of the bus stop!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that prepositional phrases describes the relationship between a noun or a pronoun to another word in a sentence.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

I like playing in the park and playing on the swing!


Learning Intention: We are learning to understand of the English grammar.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that a connective is a word or a phrase that connects two related sentences together.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Elly is really good at hide and seek!


Learning intention:  We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I ask five critical thinking questions about the story Elly and Aargh.

Monday, 29 August 2016

What is the mascot for your team?


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of time, continuity and change.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write down 5 facts about mascots.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The banana is a fruit!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that classifying adjectives are adjectives that are used to classify and it describes the type of noun in the sentence.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

'Some' is an adjective that describes quantity!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.
Success criteria:  I know I can do this when I explain that adjectives used to describe quantity tells how much or how many there are of something.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

'Where', when and why are all relative adverbs!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that where, when and why are all relative adverbs because they introduce a relative section.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

The greatest common factor for 16 is 12 is four!




















Learning intention: We are learning to develop our number knowledge.

Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that factors are numbers that are used to multiply together to get another number.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Fast and speed are synonyms of each other!


Learning intention: We are learning to understand descriptive language.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that synonyms are words that have the same meaning.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

I like disco lights!

On the weekend, my mum, brother and I went to pick up my cousin at his house.  
 
We picked him up because we were having a special celebration for my other cousin’s last game of the year for his rugby league team.  When I got to his house, my mum and my brother waited in the car quietly.


I was just about to knock on the door when my cousin opened the door. He came out with his mum and said very loudly, “Bye mum!” Then I walked back to my car while chatting with my cousin.


Afterwards, my mum said that we needed to do some shopping for the party. So we went and bought some delicious food for the party. We bought some lollies and already baked chicken drumsticks. Next we went back home because some of the food that we had bought was for ourselves.


When we got home, my cousin and I grabbed his ball which he had left at my house from our last sleepover.  After a while we went back to the car to help mum to carry our shopping into the house.


After that, it was finally time to walk to the party. I didn't know where it was held at but luckily my mum knew, it was in a rugby league club which was very close to our house, so we decided to walk there. Eventually we got there but we had to wait in a really long line to reach my cousin because there were a lot of people there already.


Finally, we paid two dollars to enter the room. We got a star stamp on our hand, so that if we went outside we could show our stamp to go  back in. Once I walked inside there were a lot of people dancing to the D.J’s music. Colourful lights shone around the rugby club room. It looked really cool because it matched the beats. While I was dancing to the cool beat, my uncle arrived. I said, “Isn’t it awesome!” and my uncle replied,
“Yes!”  I smiled and I went back to the disco floor and continued to dance.


Hours later, a voice came over the radio and it said, “Sorry, the disco is about to finish.” So My mum, cousin, uncle and I went to pack up our things to go home. I had a long and fun day at the disco that day and I hope that I could go to a disco again soon.

My favourite part was when I was dancing in the disco light. I liked it because it was fun.

Learning Intention: We are learning to use descriptive language in our writing.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use adverbs and descriptive language to describe my recount of my cousin's rugby league celebration.

Friday, 12 August 2016

What a spooky invitation!


Learning intention: We are learning to understand the text that we read.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write the story of Geronimo Stilton and the Halloween invitation.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The antonym for fast is slow!


Learning intention: We are learning to understand the English grammar.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that an antonym is the opposite word for another.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Wow, the Olympics only happens every four years!


Learning intention:  We are learning to understand Rio Olympics.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I find 5 interesting facts about the olympics.

Friday, 5 August 2016

These ideas will make your work very interesting for your readers!


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Learning intention: We are learning to create a positive digital foot print by connecting with our readers in a kind, positive and helpful way.

Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write six things that makes a quality blog post.

Monday, 1 August 2016

I can't wait for the Olympics to start on Friday!


Learning Intention: We are learning to understand the Inquiry process.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write down what I know, what I want to know and research to find my answers.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Simplifying fraction will make hard fractions easy!


Learning intention: We are learning to understand fractions.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I understand that a way to simplify a fraction is to keep dividing the fraction until you can't divide it any more.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

I can't wait to go to church next Sunday!


Learning intention: We are learning to talk about our visual brainstorm.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write a brainstorm using pictures to describe what I did in the holidays and record it using Blabberize.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

A compound word is a combination of two words!


Learning intention: We are learning to understand compound words.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that compound words are two words put together that forms a new meaning.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Did you know that 'asked' is a saying verb?


Learning Intention: We are learning to understand what saying verbs are.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that a saying verb describes the way a speech is spoken.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Troll Quest is a tricky game!

I can’t wait! I woke up on Saturday morning and I made my brother and I some breakfast to eat. I prepared some warm weetbix and I did that by boiling the jug and then adding in some hot water into the weetbix. Then I added some milk and sugar to make it sweet. My brother liked it very much because he was smiling!


After breakfast, my mum and dad woke up and said loudly, ‘‘Good morning!’’  My brother and I greeted them back and then we went to brush our teeth.  Then I stayed in my room and read a book because I was bored and cold.  The book was called Geronimo Stilton and The Halloween Invitation.  


I liked it because it was spooky and there was a twist at the end because there was a clown and they had to find out which one of the mice was the clown thief. It was quite a small chapter book so I had finished reading it by ten o'clock. I thought about what to do after I read the book and that’s when writing a book review popped into my head. So I ran and got a pencil and a piece of paper and started writing my book review.


Once I had finished with the book review, I put it in my drawer so no one would be able to touch it. Then I went to my mum, dad and my brother who were all watching the television quietly.  They were watching a rugby game. While they were watching the game, my cousin arrived at my house for a sleepover that night, bringing his food and sleeping bag. We played a game on the PS3 console called street fighter.  


My cousin was really good at the game because he kept on winning using special powers. A while later, my mom said that we could use the computer, so we watched youtubers playing games and then we played a game called Roblox. There were more than 100 mini games on Roblox. I played a tycoon, which was called Dantdm’s tycoon lab.


While I was playing roblox, I remembered that I still needed to do my homework so I let my cousin have a turn and I went to do my homework. My homework was Xtramath and Read Theory. After that, I wrote it in my notebook so I can show my teacher that I had done my homework. Then my cousin called me to go over to him just as I put my notebook into my bag.


When I went to them, I noticed that they weren't playing Roblox, but they were playing one of my favourite computer games called Troll Quest. What I love about the game is that it’s funny and the answer to the levels are not as easy as you think it is. While we were playing troll quest, my uncle (who is 12 years old) came over to tell us that there will be a party at my house at 6 o’clock.  My family nodded our heads and said, “Yes!” Then I asked my mum and dad if I could go on my uncle's bike to his house straight away because by then it was already 5 o’clock.


My parents said, ‘‘Yes.’’ So my uncle and I went on the bike to his house. I stood on the back pedals to get there. When we both got there, I saw a lot of balloons and paintings of old singers like Elvis. When the party started, I was dancing to tap music. Unfortunately soon we had to leave early from the party, but I wasn't sure why.
When I got home, I drifted off to sleep very quickly.


My favourite part of the day was when I was playing Troll Quest.

I liked it because it was really fun.Image result for bmx bikes


Learning intention: We are learning to understand and use descriptive language in our writing.

Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use adverbs and descriptive language to describe my weekend.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Did you know that 'moana' is sea in Te Reo Maori?

















Learning intention: We are learning Te Reo Maori.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I label ten geographical features in Te Reo Maori.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Did you know that mixed fraction is a whole number and a proper fraction combined?


Learning intention: We are learning to understand mixed fractions.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that mixed fraction are a whole number and a proper fraction combined.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

$4.5 million US dollars is a lot of money!


Learning intention: We are learning to develop understanding of the text that we read.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I answer the comprehension questions about an elevated bus correctly using the information from the article.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

"Come here please!" is a direct speech.



Learning intention: We are learning to understand what direct speeches and indirect speeches are.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that a direct speech is when you quote what someone says exactly.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Did you know there are three types of fraction?


Learning intention: We are learning to understand fractions.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that a proper fraction is when the numerator is smaller than the denominator.

What do you know about internet safety?


Learning intention: We are learning to develop critical thinking skills using Thinker Keys.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use the Reverse Key and write five things that I would not find on the Internet.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Do you know the difference between a proper fraction and an improper fraction?


Learning intention: We are learning to understand improper fractions
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that an improper fraction has a bigger numerator than the denominator.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

I can't wait to go to the art gallery again!

I'm so excited! On Sunday, my mum and I got up at seven o’clock in the morning to attend the mass at St. Patrick’s church.


We took our time and caught the bus at 8:20am. Unfortunately our bus was late so we were late for church. When I hopped on the bus, I noticed that there were a few people on it already. We decided to sit at the front of the bus.


When we were close to our destination, I pressed the button to signal the driver to stop the bus at the next bus stop. I scanned my bus card at the machine to tag off. When we have finally reached church, we heard Father Michael talking, so we walked into church quickly and quietly. Then my mum and I saw my aunt, cousin and grandma. We both sat with them and listened to Father.


When mass ended, my mum and I went to holy communion. We showed our homework to the teacher and said a karakia. Then we sang a song called “God is”. After that, we talked about our goals journeying with God.


After Sunday school, my mum, cousin and I caught a double-decker bus and we sat at the top of the bus to go the city so that we could visit the Auckland Art Gallery. We went to the South America Space to look at the Dream Exhibition. We also met up with my mum’s friend. We got wristbands to put on and a map to show us where to go around the gallery.  We walked up the stairs and went into the first room. There were pictures of old artists and videos. Next we went to a room labelled,  “Silent Art Work”. There was only a video of a boy brushing his teeth with a loud noisy background.


Image result for pickaxeThe next room had  three sculptures of three people. One was holding a drill, another one was holding a hammer and the last one was holding a pickaxe. My favourite sculpture was the one with the pickaxe because he was posing like he's mining something. I also saw a book on the table with pictures. They were pictures of houses, people and stars that were drawn by a famous artist.  


Then there was a hallway which led to a place for people who had wristbands. We had wristbands so we were allowed to take a look. When we first walked inside, we saw masks that looked like monkeys. My favourite mask was coloured black and I liked it because it had a mirror where when you looked into the eyes of the mask, you could see the reflection of your eyes.


Then in the second room, there was a small fountain that was made out of real clean dog bones. On the right of the room, there were a lot of beads and they formed the shape of a tongue. While we were looking at it, a man walked in and said that there will be a lady performing in ten minutes.


We were quite far away from where the performance was going to be so we rushed to get there. We made it just in time and we saw a lady in a blue dress dancing.  When the dance ended, she asked everyone to stand up and dance with her. I was a bit embarrassed because I'm not very good at dancing but it was a lot of fun.
After a little while, I asked my mum for permission to play in the kids room and she said, “Yes.” There were blocks that we could use to build with in the kids’ room. I built a tower and it was blue and tall. Soon we had to go back to my mum and her friend because the day was about to end. So my mum, her friend and my cousin caught the elevator down to the first floor and walked to the train station which was two streets away.


When we got off the train, we said, ‘“Bye!” to my mum’s friend and caught the bus to my aunt's house to drop off my cousin.  Then we finally caught the bus home.

My favourite part of the day was when I played in the kids’ room because I liked it because my tower looked really awesome.

Learning intention: We are learning to understand and use descriptive language.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use adverbs and adjectives to describe my weekend at the Auckland Art Gallery.