Friday, 25 September 2015

Term 3 ambassador experience!

Walt:write an over view/experience about the ambassadors.

My ambassador experience? Well first this term was a busy term for us ambassadors. There was a speaking engagement on one day as a sports game. But made even busier because the tournament/game was on right after we had finished. It was a challenge getting to our games but we eventually got there, thanks to Mrs Nua and Mrs McMillan for the rides to our sports games. If it wasn't for you we wouldn't have made it. So as you have read it's been a heck of a term hasn't it?

Another experience I will add is the pacific ambassadors and taking a trip to Auckland university(Epsom campus). Now with the pacific ambassadors it was so cool looking at ambassadors from different parts of the Pacific like, Fiji, Cook Islands, Hawaii and the island/country that we live in - New Zealand. The cool part was that the year 6 ambassadors are representatives of Pt England School. It just gives you a good feeling inside and makes you proud of yourself because you know that you have done something good. You might be thinking, "Oh is it always this hard?" because when I started I felt like that but the thing is you are representing 600 and something students so you have got to be proud. And that is what I feel now and onwards.

My last and final but yet my greatest event yet is the trip to Auckland University. It was a big room with about 30 people in that room. It was a harder experience than doing it at school and just speaking, because you have to change the script. Instead of saying welcome to Pt England school you will have to say thank you for welcoming us in to your learning space and into your university. Mumbling up the words is what lets you down but just pick yourself up and keep on talking. That is what I believe our creator, our leader and beautiful director of Manaiakalani, Mrs Burt, said to us when we first got started.

That is my ambassador term 3 experience. Hope you have enjoyed reading my ambassador experience as much as I have enjoyed writing it for you.

Thank you to Mrs and Mr Burt for all your love and kindness!!

My term 3 over view!

Walt:write a term 3 over view.

My term overview is a lot of recounts and a lot of math whiz. My favorite out of these two tasks was math whiz. The reason why I liked math whiz more than recounts is because math whiz is a game that never stops. It is fun at the same time and teaches you a lot about how to solve and to add,subtract and many more things. Also a lot of sports. From cricket to rugby to tag and many more. This term has been a journey of 10 weeks in the making. This has got to be my personal favorite terms.

It has also got to be my favorite year. with my silly and crack up teacher Mr Somerville.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Market day,Market day!

WALT:  write an interesting and detailed recount .

You know how kids go to school, well on friday I think you could call it kids go to work day? Our Year 5 and 6 had a market day last friday. We bought,we sold and we earned! But not actual money but fake,Pts and pieces. By working?

Homeware,kitchen,jewels and accessories,custom stationery,music and toys are our trade and enterprise groups. I am in homeware and where I make coaster and vases. In each group we make a product according to the theme of our group. We paint,cook,plat,print and make.

Setting up wasn’t the hardest part. It was just making your stall look pretty. But putting your products on the table, getting your sign, putting a cloth on the table. Like it might not be the hardest thing ever but it can be the most boring thing ever. I was just glad that the setting up part was over.       

Selling coasters and vases wasn’t that easy because kids want cake, brownies and toys.
But at the end I made 34pt. Who knew that Vases and coasters could be so cool! I enjoyed my selling experience.
I really hope that next term we will have the fun of doing another market day with different products and hopefully more delicious food. I can imagine it now.

Highlight on the rubric where think your writing scores
Recount Writing

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.
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.
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.

Task description:This is our market day recount. We got the task to write five paragraphs about our market day on Friday. We bought and we sold products. The reason why we had a market day is according to our topic this term "Trade and enterprise".

Thursday, 3 September 2015


Walt:use our inferencing skills to find meaning in the text.
Task description:Today we learned how to use adjectives,nouns,verbs and adverbs,but there was a change of this. We had to put them into order to make sense. We learnt how to use a range of language and use our inferenceing skills, we did heaps of learning today. Our class did this under 30 minutes.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

How to subtract decimals???

Task description: We got the task to subtract decimals. And also we learnt how to takeaway decimals but first we had to learn place value of decimals. For e.g 0.897.. what is in the tenths spot "8". This like that. 

I would rate this task for difficulty would be a 2/10. I thought that this task was to easy in a way. in the future I would like a harder task. 


WALT:  We are learning about adverbs and how to use them effectively.
Task description: This task was about  adverbs and how to use them effectively. We made a copy of a presentation which is this one that you see on top of this peace of writing. There is four google slides where I have come up with an action and wrote in a sentence "Determiner, noun and verb and then " for the title and the we use the title and add an adverb.. as simple as that. I hope you enjoy my learning.