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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Grapes Reminds Us Of Jesus' First Miracle Because He Turned Water Into Wine! By Roneeza



The rosary reminds me of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The L square reminds me of Joseph, the foster father of Jesus.
The Earth reminds me of God, Jesus’ heavenly father.
The cross reminds me of when Jesus died to cleanse our sins.
The Dove reminds me of when John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin baptised him in the Jordan river.
The Rainbow reminds of when God promised Noah to never send a flood again.
The grapes ( symbolising wine) reminds me of when Jesus performed his first miracle at a wedding in Cana by turning water into wine.
The crown reminds me of David, who killed Goliath the Giant and the King of Israel.
The sheep reminds me of Jesus being our shepherd.
The 12 stars reminds me of Abraham, the father of a great nation.

Learning Intention: We are learning to recognise that the Jesse Tree tells the story of the people who prepared for the coming of the Messiah.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record 10 symbols on the Jesse Tree that reminds me of Jesus using screencastify.

If we don't have water, there wouldn't be any life on Earth! By Kevin

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the natural resources in our environment. 
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the stages of the water cycle using screencastify.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The enormous fairy tale castle looked magnificent and breathtaking! By Te Raiana

  • The enormous fairy tale castle looked magnificent with breathtaking decorations in the large  magical hall.
  • It is fancy with marvellous fairy tale characters and incredible flags on the walls.
  • The food in the fairy tale castle smells beautiful like apples growing on trees.
  • There is the burnt crispy  smell of pigs roasting on the spit.
  • There are many colourful fairies flying around the castle like birds searching for a prey.
    Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.

    Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write five descriptive sentences to describe a fairy tale castle and record it using screencastify.

    Monday, 27 November 2017

    Amnesty International carries on caring for the poor and the rejected just like Mary did! By Apolosi

    • Amnesty International's purpose is to give people their own rights and stop execution and torture.
    • Amnesty International helps people by preaching to them. They also help to free those that are being tortured and those in jail.
    • They give fair trials to all of the political prisoners.
    • Amnesty International tries to stop executions and people going missing.
    • Amnesty International’s work is worldwide.
      Learning Intention: We are learning about organisations that helps the poor and the rejected just like Saint Mary.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record five ways that Amnesty International helps the poor and the rejected using screencastify.

      I know what 'Te Kauwhata' means in English! By Christopher

        Learning Intention: We are learning to pronounce and understand well-known Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I  record new vocabulary that I have learnt this week using screencastify.

      Sunday, 26 November 2017

      Have you been in a real haunted house before? By Rosie

      1. The weather above the haunted house is very stormy and cloudy.
      2. The haunted house is so dusty that it makes you sick.
      3. It is so very spooky that you might have goosebumps.
      4. The haunted house feels frightening and shadowy because it feels like someone is inside the house.
      5. The haunted house is so creepy that you might want to run outside.

      Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record six descriptive sentences with appropriate adjectives that describes a haunted house.

      Saturday, 25 November 2017

      The Red Cross feeds and gives money to the poor people in Spain! By Angelina T




      1. Red Cross built six homes for Haiti with nearly half a billion dollars from donations.
      2. Red Cross has been collecting money and medical supplies for New Zealand troops overseas.
      3. Red Cross gives food to the poor families in the United Kingdom.
      4. The Red Cross society provides free medical treatments to the poor people  in India.
      5. The Red cross provides shelter, food and mental health services to help those in need.
      6. The Red cross feeds and gives money to the poor people in Spain.

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of how charities help people living in poverty and suffering from injustice.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record six key information about how Red Cross shows concern for the poor using screencastify.

      Thursday, 23 November 2017

      Do you like to pronounce words in Te Reo Maori? By Rosie



      Maunga                                    
      Mountain
      Ngaki
      Farming
      Ngaro
      lost
      Ngata
      Ngata
      Kauga
      Flock
      Ngakau              
      Heart
      Matanga
      Matanga
      Ngarara
      Nutrition
      Tirangi
      Random
      Whakarongo
      Listen
      Whare
      House
      Whai
      Four
      Whatitiri
      Thunder
      Whana
      Whana
      Whariki
      Fabricated
      Wha
      Four
      Whawha
      Crawl
      Whaea
      Mother
      Whakahe
      Criticism
      Ano
      Now

      Learning Intention: We are learning to pronounce and understand well-known Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the new Maori vocabulary that I haven't learnt this week using Screencastify.

      Wednesday, 22 November 2017

      The supermarket is as big as two elephants! By Heneliena


      • The supermarket is as big as two elephants.
      • The workers are very busy and calm stacking the items on the shelves
      • It is noisy because there are people talking everywhere.
      • The food in the supermarket is full of mouth-watering food.
      • The sound of the trolleys rolling around sounds like roller skates in the park.
      Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record five descriptive sentences with appropriate adjectives to describe the supermarket

      Tuesday, 21 November 2017

      The poles is as white as a shiny tooth! By Angelina M

      1. The poles are as empty as an eaten tuna from a can.
      2. The poles are beautiful like the stars that shine in the night.
      3. It is  as white as a shiny tooth.
      4. The poles is so cold that whoever goes there will freeze on their second step.
      5. It is so windy that you feel like you are going to be blown away like a balloon.
      6. The icebergs are so icy that everything slips.
      Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use 6 descriptive sentences to describe the poles.

      Monday, 20 November 2017

      Did you know that 3.5 is not a whole number or an integer? By Anamaria

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of whole numbers and Integers.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I give examples of numbers that are whole numbers and numbers that are integers.

      Sunday, 19 November 2017

      I would be very scared if I was strapped to 100 helium balloons! By Anamaria


      What did Tom Morgan do on October 20th 2017?

      He soared over South Africa, seated in a camp chair strapped to 100 helium balloons.
      2. How long was the flight and how high did he go?
      It was a two hour flight and it went up to 8,000 feet.
      Critical thinking Question:
      What would scare or excite you the most about a helium balloon flight?
      I wouldn’t be excited at all because I am scared of heights and I would be afraid of the possibility that the balloons might pop. Also I am scared of being alone.

      Learning Intention: We are learning to identify key information.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use information from the article "British Adventurer Soars In The Skies Using Helium Balloons! DOGO news" 
      to answer comprehension questions correctly.

      Saturday, 18 November 2017

      There are Two Ways to Order Decimals! By Alizzandro

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of decimals.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I give two examples to explain how to order decimals.

      Friday, 17 November 2017

      Albatrosses are so clever! By Apolosi

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills while reading a piece of text.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use the Inquiry process to ask key questions and find key information about albatrosses.

      Thursday, 16 November 2017

      They have very wide wings! By Oliver

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills while reading a piece of text.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use the Inquiry process to ask key questions and find key information about albatrosses.

      Wednesday, 15 November 2017

      Play with me! By Apolosi

      Learning Intention: I am learning to read small chapter books.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record a story called 'Play with me!' using screencastify.

      Tuesday, 14 November 2017

      Did you know that 'waka' means vehicle in Te Reo? By Te Raiana

      Learning Intention: We are learning to say and understand well-known Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the new vocabulary that I have learnt using screencastify.

      Monday, 13 November 2017

      The haunted house is so creepy that it makes you want to run out of it as soon as you enter! By Roneeza

      The haunted house looks frightening and horrifying.
      It feels sinister, bone-chilling and spine-tingly.
      The haunted house is shadowy as if something is going to jump out.
      It smells damp and dusty.
      The haunted house is very quiet.


      Learning Intention: We are learning to write descriptions.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write descriptive sentences using appropriate adjectives to describe a haunted house.

      Sunday, 12 November 2017

      This is a Litany to Saint Mary! By Angelina M

      Saint Mary magdalene woman of many sins who by conversion became the beloved of jesus thank you for your witness that jesus forgives through the miracle of love. You who already possess eternal happiness in his glorious presence please intercede for me so that someday I will share in the same everlasting joy. Amen
      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of how we can honour the Saints. 
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record a Litany to Saint Mary using screencastify.

      Saturday, 11 November 2017

      This is the Litany for Saint Peter! By Rosie

      Prince of the Apostles,*
      St. Peter, to whom were given the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven,*
      St. Peter, so ardent for the glory of Christ,*
      St Peter, whose heart was pierced with one look from Jesus,*
      St. Peter, who ceased not to grieve for having denied the Son of God,*
      St. Peter, whose cheeks were furrowed by a stream of tears which flowed to the end of thy life,*
      St. Peter, who cried out: Lord, thou knowest that I love Thee!*
      St. Peter, bound in chains for Christ,*
      St. Peter, delivered from prison by an angel,*
      St. Peter, who rejoiced to suffer for Christ,*
      St. Peter, whose very shadow healed the sick,*
      St. Peter, whose voice even the dead obeyed,*
      St. Peter, that we may have a constant and mutual charity among ourselves,*
      That we may taste and see more and more, how sweet is the Lord,*
      That we may be prudent, and watch in prayer,*

      That we may die the death of the just.

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of how we can honour the Saints.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the Litany to Saint Peter using Screencastify.

      Friday, 10 November 2017

      Thank You Saint Andrew for Everything You Did! By Oliver

      Thank you Saint Andrew for teaching us and helping us at the church you have built for us. You fed 5000 people out of kindness. Thank you God for making Saint Andrew for us because he is very kind and helpful to all of us who needed him. Saint Andrew was a very good person, but when he died it was a very sad moment. Amen.

       Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of how we can honour the saints.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the Litany to Saint Andrew using screencastify.

      Thursday, 9 November 2017

      Did you know that 'whare' is the Te Reo for house? By Fulila

      Learning Intention: We are learning to say and understand new Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the new vocabulary that I have learnt using Screencastify.

      Wednesday, 8 November 2017

      Manaiakalani Film for 2017: The Garden Project! By Room 7

      On Wednesday 9th of August, Room 7 had the opportunity to take a trip to Bunnings warehouse to make labels for our school garden!
      Watch our movie to see how much fun we had!  




      Tuesday, 7 November 2017

      Did you know that 'Powhiri' means powder or welcome? By Uinisieti

      Learning Intention: We are learning to say and understand well-known Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record new vocabulary and their meaning using screencastify.

      Monday, 6 November 2017

      Do you know what 'Mana' means in Te Reo Maori? By Angelina T


      Learning Intention: We are learning to say and understand Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I  know I can do this when I record new vocabulary and understand the meaning of the words using screencastify.

      Sunday, 5 November 2017

      I'm going to measure how big this box using a ruler! By Anamaria

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of measurement.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain different ways of measuring something.

      Saturday, 4 November 2017

      Do you know what Koha means? By Mary

      Learning Intention: We are learning to say and understand well-known Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record new vocabulary and understand the meaning of the words with screencastify.

      Friday, 3 November 2017

      Feabus is a very bad cat! By Kyle

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of text using Reciprocal Reading strategies.
      Success Criteria:I know I can do this when I describe Fleabus using screencastify.

      Thursday, 2 November 2017

      I miss you and I want to come back! By Oliver

      learning Intention: Think critically from the text that we read.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record an entry diary of fleabus using Screencastify.

      Wednesday, 1 November 2017

      The water park in Papatoetoe was fun! By Christopher


      Learning Intention: We are learning to write a recount.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when  I record a verbal recount of my trip to the water park using Webcam.io.