Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Title: Te Ahu a Turanga Noho Marae

Description:  In week 7, we had an overnight stay at the local Marae in Woodville.  We were immersed in Maori culture and participated in a range of activities.  We set two goals to focus on during our stay.



Big Idea:  
1.  Did you achieve your goals?  Yes I did achieve all of my goals. My first goal was to stay in bed until everybody wakes up and my second goal is to eat a lot of the food instead of 1 scoop. 

How do you know? Because I slept late but I'd keep on waking up but I went back to bed and I would have a try and I pretened for some food I didn't like I pretened to like the food I didn't like.

2.  What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why? I was most proud of not making mistakes in my storytelling to Alex and 3 other people because I was really nervous  and I was just about to run away but I stood up and did my story.

3.  What challenged you the most and why? Story telling challenged me the most because I felt like I was going to make a mistake when I didn't want to make a mistake because that was a part that was funny and I didn't want to laugh but I wanted to let the other people laugh.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Geometry maths with Troy

Description: We have been learning about Geometry for Maths for the past few weeks. We looked at all the different types of shapes and in particular triangles. We have learnt that there are 4 different types of triangles and we created something to share our understanding about each of them

Big Idea: There are 4 triangles not including the normal triangle 1. Right angle triangle. 2. Isosceles.
triangle. 3. Equilateral triangle. 4. Scalene triangle


Evaluation: I think I did pretty good but I was really hard for geometry and I didn't even know about these 4 triangles but then Troy taught me the 4 triangles.

Feedback/Feedforward: This is good but I think you need to work on make your words bigger. Connor

Sunday, March 8, 2015

How people can talk

Purpose: create a story to share orally

Description: Oral storytelling is a Maori tradition. We have been planning our own story to tell on the Marae in Week 7.


This is my writing plan.


This is my picture plan.

This is my storyboard.

This is a video of me telling my story.

Success Criteria:

  • Between 1 and 2 minutes long

  • Using your voice to make sounds effects

  • Using your whole body to make actions

  • Use your face to tell a story through facial expression

  • Knowing the story, knowing the setting

  • Get the picture into your listener’s head

  • Stay in character - keep your composure.

  • Audience participation

  • Unique and original (Hook your audience)


    Evaluation: I need to remember my story a bit more and not be shy everytime I share my story. When all my funny bits are said I shouldn't  laugh but let the audience laugh first then I should keep on going with my story. I should not be like "and Brian said  Hi then Harry said Hi"

     and just relaxe and make sense. I felt confident when I was doing my story but before I felt really nervouse. I should be more specific in my story.


    Feedback/Fordward:I like your story on how people can talk/you could improve on fighting bakround noise with your voice. Kyan


Monday, March 2, 2015

Reading goal for term 1

Description: From out star test we could identify which goal we needed to work on.

Big idea: My goal is for reading expand vocabulary  because that is the least right on my star test book and I think I really need to work on expand vocabulary