Thursday, 28 May 2015
This week was a different sort of week for us in a very awesome way because we went to Te Tuhi! On Monday the year 5s of room 28/29 went to Te Tuhi to learn about vertical gardens. Luckily, instead of walking like we normally do, we got a ride in the Elm Park van, it took 3 trips to get even there. But we managed. When we got there we had a talk about some art on the walls an sculpture in the middle of the entrance room. Then we went to the art room and cut a bottle into a certain shape so we can put some pumice and then soil and a plant. But before that we decorated it with little stickers of yellow and red. I took a while for me to do mine because I found it really hard to peel it. Then when we put the pumice, soil and the plant into the plastic bottle we took of back by the sculpture. Then we went to a room where artist made art by taking photos of there work or of the city. There was one with incoming words that sometimes meant something and sometime, well, I didn't have a clue why they put them there. Next we went back to the sculpture and the van arrived, I was in the first load and as soon as we got back we started eating. I really enjoyed this trip and I'm so excited for the next trip to Te Tuhi next term.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
I am a tooter, a tooter for writing. Every day I help a year 4 to write a story. I have stickers to give if he does good work and a special little pen with 4 colors, black, red, blue and green. Sometimes I miss out on the things I love doing and sometimes I miss out on the things I don't like doing but mostly it's the things I like doing. My job as a tooter is to help people to achieve writing at the best standard they can reach and to make sure they get all their ideas out of their head on the page. I don't love doing it but I don't hate it either, lets just say it's alright.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
I have been learning to compare my own characters with other characters. The image has two circles, one is for my character and facts about him and the other is for another character and in-between is what they both have is what they both have in-common. This didn't take a while to do but it took a really long time to figure out how to put it on my blog so I hope you enjoy. :)
Monday, 18 May 2015
I was learning how to use adding and subtracting strategies. This was easy to explain since I have been learning about these strategies. I prefer the the place value strategy because I think it's easier. I hope this slide helps lots of people and I think it is a good thing to look at when learning maths strategies.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
I have been learning to use popplet to write my speech. This didn't take that long, not long at all, but it did take a lot of effort. I'm really proud of my speech. Last year I came 1st for year 4 speeches, now I'm hoping to come 1st for year 5 speeches. I love my speech and hope I make it to the finals.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
On Monday this week the Mayor of Auckland came to visit our school to award us our Green Gold Award. We had one of our teachers great them as they walked in. Another teacher said a pepeha in Maori, then the Mayor did as well. Then the choir and I sang a greeting song. Finally we got our award and the Powhiri ended.