Wednesday, 27 May 2015


For one of my tic-tac-toe activities I chose to listen to some different stories and chose what connection the children had made... There was No connection, text to text, text to self, and text to world. I did 30 questions and got 22 right, so I got 8 questions wrong. Here is the evidence:

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Pool Party For Pups

I  read and watched an article on a pool pups party. After I had read the article it said that there was some recall question for us to answer so I answered them. If you want to read the article than the link is here: Here are the questions I answerd:

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? The dogs are the main “thing” in this article they swam around in the pool jumping in and out of the water and splashing about. 

What was the key event from the news article?
It was an awesome pool party to raise money for a dog organization.

3. Where did this event take place?

It took part In Auckland, and it was called bark in the pool. 

It looked like all the Dogs had heaps of fun playing in the water, chasing all the other dogs, chasing balls and owners could even hop in the water and swim with the dogs to!

Catch Me If You Can- Defense


Every week we learn about skills and movement that will help us play sports. This term’s focus has been around defense. We made a video showing some of the goals we have been practicing. I have highlighted the thing I think I have done well YELLOW and one thing I would like to work on PINK.

WALT: Defensive skills and movements

Success Criteria:
Body Movement
  • Weight on balls of feet
  • Feet shoulder width apart
  • Knees flexed
  • Concentration and eyes on ball, head and eyes up
  • Push hard off outside foot and go forwards to attack pass
  • Quick small feet, stay on balls of feet
  • Arms within confines of body
  • Take feet to ball
  • Land with a SBP
  • Body angled to see player and ball
  • Anticipate pass and player movement
Restrictive Marking

  • Meet player as they start towards the ball/where they want to go
  • stay close to the attacking player
  • Head and eyes up, arms close to body to avoid obstruction/contact
  • Angle body so attacking player is ‘pushed’ away from where he/she wants to go
  • 0.9m from ball carrier
Here Is My CMIYC Video:

  • Evaluation:  I think that this term and a half I have done pretty well mastering the skills because I have got more yellow than pink, but next time I think that I could get better at Angle my body so that attacking player is 'pushed' away from where he/she wants to go because I have achieved this goal before and I think can achieve it again quite easily!
  • Feedback and feedforward: Well Done Hannah you have done pretty well mastering the skills the skill I think you need to work on maybe is SBP (Stable Body Position.) Well Done you have done a great job! Grace

Friday, 15 May 2015

Discovery Time

Today in Discovery time I created a origami cat. I found making the cat quite easy but then when I drew the cat face I didn't like it so I kept having to start again I tried three times until I got it looking ok but I still didn't like it so I tried again the 4th time and I was happy with it. I think that I showed creativity because at the end it looked really good and I thought that it was creative. Here I am working on mastering the "cat".

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Turtle Descriptive Writing

I.A.L.T: Use Complex sentences.
Description: In class we have been learning about complex sentences. There are two types of sentences that you can use a independent sentence and a dependent sentence, a independent sentence is a sentence that can stand on it's own. A dependent sentence is when you have a sentence that can stand on it's own but you can add another sentence to the same sentence.

After we learnt about independent and dependent sentences we watched a video about turtles. We then had to write down what we learnt and we had to use independent and dependent sentences in our writing. Here it is:

Sea Turtles are amazing creatures! Sea Turtles way up to a thousand pounds, thats as much 10 fully grown men. Sea turtles grow up to 6 feet tall they are really big creatures. Sea turtles eat crabs and jelly fish. Guess What? Sea Turtles lay their babies in the sand, exactly were they where born. They remember where they where born in their turtle brains and then when they are about to lay their eggs they move towards where they where born, sometimes they have to go further than 2,000 km.  Turtles swim very long distances, in half a year they can swim from Hawaii to Japan. Some of them can even travel around the whole ocean in a migration, that’s around 10000km without stopping. It’s sad, if a sea turtle laid 200 eggs only 10 of the sea turtles would live, if a sea turtle laid 100 eggs only 5 would live...

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Blockers and Drivers For my Learning

In Reading we had to create a post about our Blockers and Drivers, a driver is something that helps us with our learning and a blocker is something that Blocks our learning. I found it quite hard to chose between my Blockers and Drivers because sometimes at a different time a blocker helped me.

For Example:
Drawing my Ideas is sometimes quite hard because I'm not the best drawer but sometimes it could be a driver in my learning because it could help me complete a task to do with drawing so it depends.

Another example:
Presenting to a group is another one because I sometimes get very embarrassed explaining my findings but sometimes it's a driver because after I have presented to a group I can get feedback/feedforward.
Here is the poster:

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Animal PhotosVisualization


In Class I am learning about comprehension. In comprehension I am learning to visualise. When we are not having a reading workshop we have to do a Tic-Tac-Toe board. We get to chose a task that we want to do. This week I chose to do a task called animal photos. We had to describe the  animal what it looks like, and what it's features are like. After that we had to ask a friend to draw the animal. While we give out the instructions.

Here is what I wrote about my  two animal's...

1st piece of writing:
I look sneaky, I’ve got a kink at the end of my  tail. I've got eyes that glare at you.  My left paw at the front is pointed straight up. I've got whiskers. I’m a burnt orange color with a mix of white. I've got  razor edged claws.  I've got pointy ears. WHAT AM I?