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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Camp Bentzon


Walt: summarise a week long experience into a recount

Camp Bentzon

Last week Tuesday from the 17th of November to the 20th, the year six’s traveled to Kawau Island Camp Bentzon. Where we traveled, there were one couple the owned the camp, and there names are Peter and Erin. There were four main groups Bentzon, Mansion, Kawau, and Kats, I am in Bentzon. 
In each team there are a team A and B.  


One of my favorite activities on camp was Sailing. I found out something very interesting about myself, if I do good in something I will love the activity, and that's what happened with sailing. Have you done sailing before? I can’t believe  that Christopher bet the Camp Bentzon record of falling out of the sailing boat.


Have you ever been hiking before? Hiking on the first day 
killed my thighs and legs, I think that’s why it’s called killer
hill, because it kills your legs. So just to be clear that was 
the worst activity I have done at camp. The reason why 
it’s so hard for me is because, it’s hard to carry my weight 
up the mountain.
 
I loved kayaking because I just like being around the water. One of the things I really didn't want to do was to flip over in my boat, because if I flipped over I might see a stingray.
And they are not my thing, are they your thing?


Have you ever played bush baseball before in your life? I have had an amazing experience with bush baseball at camp. So basically your playing baseball around bushes. I was the pitcher 
of Bentzon A.

I recommend people who love camping to go to Kawau Island 
and camp there. If you love seeing wekas you should also go to Kawau Island because there are so many there, you can literally step on one of them at night. I really loved going to Kawau Island and camping there sometime again.


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Problem Solving

Walt: solve a range of equations using fractions

Description of learning:
I did find this task complex because it is fractions that I have never
done. But I hope to find a better way of figuring out these kind of
questions.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Desert

Walt: summarise information into presentations

Description of learning:
I have learnt so many things about the desert and the 
animals that live there. Did you know that camels  can 
only live up to two weeks before they dye without water.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Our Virtual Trip To The Zoo

Walt:
Plan of my paragraph topics

1. Introduction
Orientates and hooks
2. Body Paragraph 1
Mr Goodwin told us all about going to visit the zoo. Well not to a zoo zoo I mean to a virtual zoo.
3. Body Paragraph 2
How amazed I was to see a gorilla video when I clicked the site.
4. Body Paragraph 3
I explored  the site and I was so amazed by all of the cute and fuzzy animals.
5. Conclusion
What I think about the San Diego Zoo
Introduction
Room 6 literacy class is going on a virtual trip to the San Diego zoo. Yes that is right we are going on a virtual trip. If you would like to know more interesting facts about the animals, Just visit there site and tell me what you think about them.

My Recount Rubric
Recount Writing

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Write for my reader
I've tried to think about my reader
My writing shows some awareness of reader because my writing is quite clear and I have tried to interest my reader.
My writing is easy to understand and I have tried to tell the reader what it was like to be there by giving details and my thoughts.
My writing really considers audience as reader because I have kept their interest and made them feel like they know exactly what it was like for me.
Purpose
I tried to meet the purpose
My text goes some way towards meeting the purpose
The message is clear in some parts of the recount.
My text fully meets the purpose.
The message is clear all through the recount.
Introduction
My introduction does not yet clearly orientate or hook in my reader.
My introduction gets some buy in from audience and they can understand what I am going to write about.
My introduction hooks in my reader and it is clear what I am writing about.
My introduction wows my reader!
Paragraph Topics
My paragraphs are confused and don't follow my plan.
I have tried to follow my plan.
Most my paragraphs are about 1 big idea and I have added some detail.
My paragraphs have some complex as well as simple sentences. Post paragraphs give details about 1 big idea.
I have followed the paragraph topic in my plan.
My paragraphs have complex and simple sentences. Paragraphs all give details about 1 big idea.

Description of learning:
I have been amazed by all the kind of interesting animals and my favourite was the gorillas. I have learnt so many facts from the virtual zoo. If you have any questions just comment below.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Maths Problem Solving

Walt: simplify fractions
Week 1


Description of learning:
I did not find this task complex because it is fractions and 
I love fractions. And my dad also thought me a very easy 
fraction strategy. I would love to do this sometime again 
later on in the term because it is very fun.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Room 6 Fear Factor

Walt: think about my purpose and reader by planning my recount

1. Introduction
Hook them in and tell them about the fear factor challenge that we are doing
2. Body Paragraph 1
Mr Goodwin told us about fear factor and that we were going to do it
3. Body Paragraph 2
How the contestants got picked for the challenge
4. Body Paragraph 3
When they began to eat the the river water and the frog eggs
5. Conclusion
What I thought and felt about the fear factor challenge

Straight after the earthquake drill we went straight ahead to writing, and we were writing about our very own fear factor that we were going to do. A fear factor challenge is when you do all kinds of crazy things, but ours was not very crazy. Mr Goodwin has said that the food is river water and frog eggs, but at that very moment I knew it was a fake.

Our room six literacy had a fear factor challenge. Yes that's right we had our very own fear factor challenge, Mr Goodwin has told us that the contestants that he picks will be eating and drinking water from the river and frog eggs. But as soon as I heard that sentence from his mouth I knew straight away that he was lying.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Last Day Of Term Three

Finally, it comes to the day when it is the last day of term three. I hope that all students in Auckland have a good last day of there term. I will see all of you people next term bye.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Egg Race Recount

Walt:  think about my purpose and reader by planning my recount
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My Recount Rubric
Recount Writing

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2
3
4
Write for my reader
I've tried to think about my reader
My writing shows some awareness of reader because my writing is quite clear and I have tried to interest my reader.
My writing is easy to understand and I have tried to tell the reader what it was like to be there by giving details and my thoughts.
My writing really considers audience as reader because I have kept their interest and made them feel like they know exactly what it was like for me.
Purpose
I tried to meet the purpose
My text goes some way towards meeting the purpose
The message is clear in some parts of the recount.
My text fully meets the purpose.
The message is clear all through the recount.
Introduction
My introduction does not yet clearly orientate or hook in my reader.
My introduction gets some buy in from audience and they can understand what I am going to write about.
My introduction hooks in my reader and it is clear what I am writing about.
My introduction wows my reader!
Paragraph Topics
My paragraphs are confused and don't follow my plan.
I have tried to follow my plan.
Most my paragraphs are about 1 big idea and I have added some detail.
My paragraphs have some complex as well as simple sentences. Post paragraphs give details about 1 big idea.
I have followed the paragraph topic in my plan.
My paragraphs have complex and simple sentences. Paragraphs all give details about 1 big idea.
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On the twenty first of September our crazy literacy teacher gave us a fragile little friend, which was a egg. It was me and Sulieti that took care of this egg. And the eggs name was Kong Hong. And yes it may be a funny name and it is a city's name. (We played the egg race)


So straight after Mr Goodwin told us everything we need to do, we got into groups of two and I was with Sulieti. After we got our egg we got markers and started to draw on it’s face. We lined up quietly in the porch and walked not quite silent but we still made it to our location where there egg race happened.


The game began and it was me that went first then Sulieti went, but before that he handed us a spoon.
“Three,Two,One,Go” yelled Mr Goodwin, Then I raced across the platform and down to the bark. It was very difficult to balance and run at the same time. Once I passed it to Sulieti she power walked through those monkey bars and sprinted while she was on the ground, and they both got there safe and sound.


As we were walking back to class the egg was lying on the palms of my soft hands. Did I tell you how relieved I was to see that the egg was not cracked like Talita's egg. But as we got near class the egg slipped out of my hands and I just, just caught it with my fingers. Just thinking about that moment gave me shivers.

It was fun doing that, yes I would do that again some other time soon. I think that it will be very fun for some little kids to do this activity. The egg race was difficult and fun at the same time.
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Description of learning: What I have learnt from this writing activity was how to think about my purpose and reader by planning my recount. And yes it is just like the walt. It was a very fun experience to do this game.






Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Onomatopoeia

Walt:We are learning to use onomatopoeia to help create interest in our writing








Batman punched the Jocker and then went a POW.

Description of learning:
This week we were learning to draw a
good looking onomatopoeia photo.
We were doing this activity with 
our reviler Miss Tito. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Market Day Recount

Walt: write an interesting and detailed recount
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On Friday it was a day when we didn't learn much. (It was kinda like fun day Friday). It was team four’s market day (year 5 and 6 market day). That day we sold and bought products. So in the year five and six block was where it was held. s. The year five space, the porch, and the year six space, where some places where some groups set up their stations.

The market day is when we get all things that we made and try to get people to buy it. So our trade and enterprise groups are Jewellery and Accessories, Kitchen, Musical Instruments, Custom Stationery, Homeware, and last but not least Toys. I was in the Jewellery and Accessory group. My group selled
heaps of things.

It was before morning tea and the setting up begun. We moved tables and desk around to different places, and some where outside in the porch. As the morning tea bell rang it was time to fill up our tummies, while the teachers where inside getting ready. And then after morning tea the market began.  

As it was my turn to go and shop I walked towards the porch and smelt all kinds of food such as chocolate fudge, popsicles, cake, and all kinds of things. I could even smell the candles and the soap. So I felt like buying something from the kitchen area, like chocolate fudge. I was going to buy a drum but it was time to swap.

I loved selling things but I received a lot of pts and pieces. It was kinda just like buying pts. I could just feel I am getting rich but really I was worried in the beginning that I was not going to get pts or pieces. But then when I got out lollies out of my bag, I yelled “Buy anything and get a lolie free” so then people started to come towards my table.  

My Experience with this market was a cool kind of experience, so that means that I would love to do this again sometime this year. I really loved selling things to customers and getting pts and pieces.

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Recount Writing

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3
4
Write for my reader
I've tried to think about my reader
My writing shows some awareness of reader because my writing is quite clear and I have tried to interest my reader.
My writing is easy to understand and I have tried to tell the reader what it was like to be there by giving details and my thoughts.
My writing really considers audience as reader because I have kept their interest and made them feel like they know exactly what it was like for me.
Purpose
I tried to meet the purpose
My text goes some way towards meeting the purpose
The message is clear in some parts of the recount.
My text fully meets the purpose.
The message is clear all through the recount.
Introduction
My introduction does not yet clearly orientate or hook in my reader.
My introduction gets some buy in from audience and they can understand what I am going to write about.
My introduction hooks in my reader and it is clear what I am writing about.
My introduction wows my reader!
Paragraph Topics
My paragraphs are confused and don't follow my plan.
I have tried to follow my plan.
Most my paragraphs are about 1 big idea and I have added some detail.
My paragraphs have some complex as well as simple sentences. Post paragraphs give details about 1 big idea.
I have followed the paragraph topic in my plan.
My paragraphs have complex and simple sentences. Paragraphs all give details about 1 big idea.

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Description of learning:
The thing that I have learnt from this writing was how I can write a interesting recount. I was not really looking forward to a recount but as I got towards finishing I did not have a negative feeling.
I was hoping that we would do this again sometime sooner.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Adverb Sentences

Walt: Adverbs change or describe verbs, other adverbs and even adjectives. They tell - How, when and where something is done - Many adverbs end in -ly

Discripsion of learning:
The thing that I have learnt from this piece of learning is 
how you Adverbs change or describe verbs, other adverbs 
and even adjectives. They tell - How, when and where 
something is done - Many adverbs end in -ly.
Yes it is just like the walt.

Poem

Walt: write a poem using nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
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Apple
Crunchy,Juicy
Biting,Chewing,Eating
Delicious

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Discripsion of learning:
The thing that I have learnt from this poem was how to write a poem using nouns,verbs, and adjectives.