Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Today, along with three other children from three different classes went to Te Tuhi! This morning I was told that I had t go to Te Tuhi to takes photos and answer some questions. The principle and the year 5 and 6 deputy principle went with us in the school van. When we got there we were looking at the plants that we made last time we were at Te Tuhi, I found it very fascinating. Then a lady with a camera greeted us and got us to stand in front of the plants and took photos. We were told that we looked very smart. It felt like 100 photos were taken but it was only about 10. We didn't need to answer any questions because no one asked anything. When we got back I went to my class and on the way I got a drink from the drinking fountain and arrived saying Mrs. Melville I'm back!

My Colour Poem

My Colour Poem

Yellow is fun!
Yellow as the hot hot sun!
Yellow like a princess’s crown!

Yellow like a banana!

My Reflection:
I have been learning to make a colour poem. First I had to have a colour brainstorm and then choose one colour, I only had a feeling about yellow. Then I did a simile and metaphor brainstorm, after that I chose one metaphor and three similes. Then I put them together to make a colour poem like so. I liked this activity because it's really fun and easy.

Friday, 19 June 2015

T2W9 Maths Weekly Task Multiplication

My Maori God-Mahana-Ahi

My Reflection:
I have been learning to draw a Maori God, we had a choice to make up a god or use a real one, I made up my own. My one is called Mahana-Ahi, because it means bright fire in Maori and my god is the god of fire and sun. Sorry I couldn't get the whole of my God in but you do get a good look, the words on the sides are adjectives, my ones are  Brave, Strong, Warm, Bright and Smart.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Term 2 Week 9

This week the year 5s who didn't present there speech to the class last week did it on Monday this week. I was the first on Monday to say mine. When I got up from the mat I looked at everyone, I could feel something pushing on my chest and knew all I had to do was let the words out. It was a little noisy so the teacher made it quite. I looked at the teacher and she nodded so the words came out, I started with a very clear and loud voice and it kept going through the whole speech. After the first dozen seconds I couldn't feel anything pushing on my chest and felt much more confident. This was a nice feeling to have and I kept talking. When I was done I sat down on the floor by everyone else. We have this thing on the laptops when we report everything at that goes to the teachers to choose the finalists. Everyone told me to look away from there laptops, I did but it was hard not to. The teacher said my speech had an interesting topic that no one has done before.

10 Facts About The Brain

My Reflection:
I have been learning about the brain, this week there were a bunch of tasks you can do related to the brain. You could choose 2 tasks to do and I chose the "10 Facts About The Brain" task. I really enjoyed making this video, I did some researching to get the facts. I hope these facts are useful and some of them are actually really important and helpful! This was made with Google Slides! Big thanks to them! :)

Video Challenge-How Exercise Helps The Brain

My Reflection:
I have been learning about the brain and did a video challenge where I took notes and put them on this popplet (the image above) I liked this activity and I learnt a lot from it. I hope we can do this again sometime soon.

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skip Counting

My Reflection:
I am learning to skip count. I have been playing this game to use my skip counting skills. This was easy because I have learnt and talked about it before but I got some wrong because the are just thin lines and it's hard to click on one and not the other.