Pages

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Did you know that when you're multiplying numbers, two negative signs make a positive sign? By Rosary

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our number knowledge. 
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that when a number equation has no sign, it usually means that it is a positive. 

Friday, 23 September 2016

What is 3/6 divided by 1/2? By Alessandra

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of fractions.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write the three steps to follow when we are dividing fractions.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

The names of the mascots for the Beijing Olympics are so hard to pronounce!

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of time, continuity and change.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write five facts about mascots.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Semicolons and commas are the same; but they have different signs! By Tristan

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop understanding of the English grammar.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that semicolons are used to divide a sentence up.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

I like going to the park, but not on rainy days! By Mana

                 

               Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that compound sentences are two simple sentences that are joined together by a conjunction.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Brother in Tongan is 'tokouanga'ne'! By Justice

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand and appreciate the Tongan culture.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record eight new words in Tongan and its translation using Blabberize.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Do you know how to say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in Tongan? By Matej


Learning Intention: We are learning to understand and appreciate the Tongan culture.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record six new Tongan words and its translation using Blabberize.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Tahiin means 'to sew' in Filipino! By Caleb


Learning Intention: We are learning to understand and appreciate the Filipino language.
Success Criteria: I know this when I record seven new words in Filipino and it's translation in English using Blabberize.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Boland was very clever! By Vaughan

                                          Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use the ideas from the text that I have read to create five critical thinking questions about the story 'Tyronne the horrible'.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

I saw a bird flying past! By Tristan

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop understanding of the English grammar.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that sensing verbs are verbs that are related to the five senses.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Have you ever been to Konheri Caves before?

Learning Intention: We are learning to makes connections with the text and develop our critical thinking skills.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use the ideas from the text that I read and use them to create five critical thinking questions about the story Tania's School Picnic. 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Elly is really good at hide and seek! By Xavier

Learning intention:  We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I ask five critical thinking questions about the story Elly and Aargh.

Monday, 12 September 2016

WOW! Broccolina turned into an angel! By Lupe

Learning Intention: We are learning to make connections with the text and develop our critical thinking skills.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use the ideas from the story 'The witch's daughter' to write five critical thinking questions about it. 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

What kind of sandwich do you think Tania's family ate? By Justice

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop critical thinking skills.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write five critical thinking questions for the story: Tania's Forest Adventure.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

You are special just the way you are! By Matej

Leaning Intentions: make connections with the text and develop our critical thinking skills.Success Criteria: use the ideas from the text and write 5 critical thinking questions for the story Royal raven. 

Friday, 9 September 2016

Oh no! Someone drank Goldilocks' maple! By Rosary

Learning Intention: We are learning to make connections with the text and develop our critical thinking skills.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use the ideas from the story Maple sugar for Sonny bear to write five critical thinking questions. 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Do you know how many countries are participating in the Rio Olympics? By Mary

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand Rio olympics.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use Google map to find some of the countries that are participating in the Rio Olympics and record the number of athletes and the events that they are participating in.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Have you watch the movie 'The 5th wave'? By Lupe

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand and use descriptive language in our recounts. 

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use action verbs to describe the slumber party that I had with my cousin Naanise.

On Saturday, the 27th of August, my cousin Naanise came to my house for a slumber party. She was staying until Sunday.

First we went shopping for food. We bought some popcorn, chips, bottled water, lollies and fizzy drinks.

When we got home, my older sister sorted out some movies ready for us to watch. My mum pulled the table to the side to make more room for us to sleep. I grabbed blankets and pillows and laid them out for us to sleep on.

I felt very relaxed, comfortable and excited. My mum put all the food on the table so that it won't fall on the bed.

We watched Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2. We also watched the 5th Wave and the Jungle book.

My favourite movie was 5th Wave because it showed that the oldest of the family loved every single person in her family. Unfortunately her mom and dad both died and her younger brother was taken by the army to keep them safe so she tried to survive in the woods all on her own while the terrorists tried to take over the Earth.

We ate and watched, ate and watched until we had finished all the food. We also drank a lot of water and some fizzy drinks. We had a  great midnight feast!

We were still wide awake so my sister and I grabbed our phones and decided to make Musical.lys on my sister's page. I made 3 with my cousin Naanise and my sister made 4. Then I turned off the light and continued to watch more movies. After a while we felt sleepy so  we brushed our teeth then got under our warm and fluffy blankets. My cousin and I slept at eleven thirty and my sister slept at ten thirty. However when my mum put more layers on us  (because we were cold), we all woke up. We said goodnight to my mum and she kissed us all and said, "sleep well."

Just after midnight, Naanise and I woke up to watch more videos while the others were already sleeping. Before sunrise, Naanise and I finally decided to get some sleep so we would have energy for the Sunday activities.

My favourite part was the cousins' bonding- the slumber party where we had movie marathon and having a midnight feast instead of running around the house like little children.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Is the word 'rarely' a modal adverb? By Tristan

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop understanding of the English grammar.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that modal adverbs are adverbs that help us from being uncertain to very certain.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Are you joyful, cheerful or delight? By Alessandra

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that shades of meaning refers to the slight differences in meaning between similar words or phrases that express feelings and opinions.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

'ed' is a suffix! By Justice

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that suffixes are letters that are added to the end of a word to make another word.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Help! There are big flashes in the dark sky! By Kevin

Look out! Do you see some light flashing in the sky? That's called lightning! Do you know how to protect yourself and your family when there is a thunderstorm?


 Thunder or lightning is made of moisture, air (that is warm and can rise fast) and force that can push upwards. 

 Thunderstorms can appear anytime, any minute, but they mostly appear in spring, summer or in the afternoon or evening. 

 All thunderstorms are dangerous, so don't underestimate their power of destruction. Lightning is made out of electricity. 

Inside a thundercloud, many tiny bits of ice (frozen rain) bump into each other while they move around aimlessly in the air. After a short time, the whole thundercloud is filled up with electrical charges. Protons or positive charges form at the top of the cloud and the negative charges or electrons form at the bottom. When they attract, protons starts to gather on the ground. Then they will move towards anything that is tall like trees, people or mountains. A proton charge will go up the cloud and cause an electron to go down to the ground which will make lightning strike!

Image result for lightning bolt gif If you want a more simple example, try rubbing your hands on the carpet and then touching a doorknob. If you do, you will feel a shock on your finger which might hurt a lot. This is because there are protons in the doorknob and electrons in your hand which causes the electric flow. 

 If your skin feels tingly or if your hair stands up straight then a lightning bolt is forming! In this situation, it is best to curl up into a ball shape, as lightning will have a lower chance of hitting you. Do not lay your body out. If you hear lightning, run towards shelter. Do not wash dishes, take showers, or fill your cups with water, because water is an excellent conductor of electricity. If you see some black clouds with bright lights flashing, it is best to get to a shelter to avoid any serious injuries. 

Learning intention: We are learning to follow the structure of an explanation. 

Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write about thunderstorms, how they form and a concluding statement about thunderstorms.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Look at that cute, little puppy! By Caleb

Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the English grammar.

Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that opinion adjectives judges the look of objects.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

'What' is a relating verb! By Soane

Learning intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of our English grammar.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain that relating verbs help us to identify or describe some characteristic of a person or thing.