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Friday, 31 October 2014

A Tsunami is Formed by an Ocean Earthquake! By Greshka

WALT understand how Tsunamis are caused. I can do this when I draw a Tsunami labelled diagram.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Playing Softball is Fun! By Chaim

WALT write a narrative. I know I can do this when I can use adjectives to describe events and things in my writing.


Once upon a time there was a girl and her name was Ashley.
She was poor lonely and she was always so sad. She lived with her grandparents and her dad. They lived at the top of a very tall and dirty building. Ashley was the only one working for her family and she worked at a Garbage chute.

One day her Dad was on his way down the building when he saw a poster that stated, ‘Free Softball trials’.  He ran up the steps to tell his daughter about the trials. She thought about it for a long time. Then she finally agreed with her father and started getting ready for the practice.

When she arrived at the venue, she saw a lot of rich kids that she didn’t know and they seemed unfriendly. She felt so alone but she was able to hold it in. Ten minutes later, the coaches arrived and introduced themselves. "Hi, my name is Debbie and her name is Santana”. They all replied happily, “Hi Debbie and Santana!”

They were so excited about the softball practice including Ashley.
They were taught about butterfly hands, about home base, first base, second base and third base. They played a game which involved using the bases and catching the ball. When they finished the practice, Ashely 's attitude changed and she became  happier and  more confident.

From then on, she decided to attend all the practices. Ashley also read books about softball techniques, borrowed used softball materials from her coaches and played with her dad at home.  She made sure that she improved in every game that she played. With her dedication and enthusiasm, she became the best softball player in the country

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

What do you know about eels? By Kayla


WALT extract information from an article.I know this when I write 5 facts about eels.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

What forms a Tsunami? By Ella

WALT understand how Tsunamis are caused.
I know this when I draw a Tsunami labelled diagram.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Mission day! By Immanuel

WALT advertise for Mission Day.
I can do this when I put important details on my poster.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Is that a whale? is that a shark? NO! It's a Tsunami, ahhhhhh! By Lasike

WALT analyse and interpret data. 
Success criteria: I can do this when I collect data and graph the information. 

  • In  2004, there was the most number of deaths.
  • In 1964, there was the least number of deaths.
  • The lower number of deaths is 84 and the highest number of deaths is 2315.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

John Williams The Greatest Film Composer!!! By Drey

WALT develop our understanding of the APOPS orchestra.
I know I can do this when I write 6 facts from Te Manu Ahi study guide about John Williams.

Friday, 24 October 2014

I'll catch it! By Aiden

What you need

  • 4 bases
  • Softball bat
  • Softball Gloves for each player
  • Backstop
  • 10 players

Step 1
A pitcher has to throw it underarm
Step 2
He/She has to pitch it in a spot where the batsman can hit it.
Step 3
The opposing team’s batsman has to hit the ball forward because if you hit the ball backwards then it is a foul ball.
Step 4
When the ball gets hit, the players from the opposite team have to try and catch the ball on the full.
Step 5
They are not allowed to let it bounce and then catch it.
Step 6
If it bounces then they have to throw it to the person who is guarding the base, but they are not allowed to block him from reaching the base.
Step 7
If they are running to the first base then all they need to do is step on the base and the person running to first base will be out.
Step 8
If all the players are caught out, then the other team gets to bat.


WALT write a procedure using the correct structure.
I know this when I write the steps in order.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Have you ever made your own time capsule? By Philomena

WALT understand and extract information from a story.
I know I can do this when I retell the main part of the story in my own words.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

What will you do with all the gold? By Ace

WALT extract the information from the story that I read.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I find 5 facts from the article about Martha gold mine.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

How much knowledge do you have about Tsunamis in Japan? By Elaine

WALT understand the history of Tsunamis in Japan.
I know this when I can create a timeline about all the Tsunamis that has happened in Japan from 1900s.

Monday, 20 October 2014

AH! A Tsunami is coming! By Cheska

WALT understand the history of Tsunamis in Japan.
I know this when I can create a timeline about all the Tsunamis that has happened in Japan.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Go team, go! By Immanuel

WALT extract information from a story.
I know this when I write the problem and how it was solved.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Fancy things will not help us to survive! By Ace

WALT identify our needs and wants.
I know this when I cut out 5 pictures of needs and 8 pictures of wants and place them correctly on a 'Needs and Wants' chart.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Find out about Nip! By Celeste

WALT describe a character from a book.

I know I can do this when I write the actions that demonstrates the adjective used to describe the character.