Monday, 30 November 2015

T4 W8

Book Character Parade.

"Okay, i'm ready." I yelled down the hallway.  "Okay, lets go." My dad yelled back.  We went outside, got into the car and drove to school.

"Good morning children."  Mrs Melville mumbled in a squeaky voice (she was dressed as little red riding hoods grandma).  "Mrs Melville wasn't feeling very well today so she asked me to fill in." she went on.  "I can see a lot of my grand daughters." she continued.  After looking at everyone's costumes she asked me "Who are you?" I replied "I'm Mary-Kate from Mary-Kate and Ashley."  "Oh interesting." she complimented.  After we had finished our morning meeting, Mrs Melville instructed the class to sit down outside (for the book character parade) so everyone did that.

Junior classes were walking around in their adorable costumes and everyone was clapping.  I was counting how many people were dressed as Elsa and I ended up counting about twelve.  Finally it was our turn to go up so we did.  When we had finished going around we sat down and watched everyone else go around.  

All the classes had finished going around and people started getting prizes.  The people from our class that got a prize was Quinn, Mikey, Micah and Hudson.  My cousin also got a prize.  The prizes were a certificate and a two dollar voucher for the lunch order room.  When the book character parade was over we went back to class and got changed back into our uniforms for the rest of the day.  I really enjoyed the book character parade and I already know what i'm going to be next year.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Bike Skills

My Reflection

I was learning how to ride a bike.  I found it tricky at first but now I know how to ride a bike!  My next step is to ride while standing up.  I really enjoyed bike skills and I can't wait until next time.

My year reflection

My Year Reflection

This year I was learning how to do SDL.  One goal I accomplished this year was reaching SDL level four.  An important decision I made this year was to try finish all my task.  This year I tried to be a better person by trying to finish all of my tasks.  My favorite memory from this year was when Mrs Melville's puppies came to visit.  The funniest thing that happened this year was when one of the puppies peed on someone.  I have really enjoyed being in this class and I will miss it next year.

Monday, 23 November 2015

My Narrative

My Reflection

I was learning to write a Narrative.  I found it difficult because I took a while to think of a fairy tale for my narrative.  My next step is to write a narrative with nonfiction text.

Friday, 20 November 2015

T4 W6

Bike Skills

On Wednesday room twenty-nine went to bike skills.  I wasn't really excited about it but I did enjoy it anyway, and I'll tell you why.

I came back from morning tea and lined up outside of class when Mrs Melville instructed "Year fives stay outside because we are going to bike skills."  I went inside anyway because I needed to put my jumper away.   So I put my jumper in my bag, lined up outside (again) and we went down to the field.

When we got to the field everyone chorused "Good morning Keri and Satalie."  (Keri and Satalie are our bike skills teachers.)  "Good morning room twenty-nine." Keri replied.  "Next week will be our last week here." Keri informed.  "Ohhhhhh." everyone moaned.  "Okay everyone get into your groups and we will get started."  So everyone got into their groups (I got into the learners group) and we got started.

The learners group got to use up half of the field even though there was only three if us.  Satailie told us that she was going to do the same as last week so I did some pushing and gliding while I waited for Satalie.  About three minutes later Satalie came over and held the side of the bike then I pedaled around half the field.  Suddenly Satalie let go of the bike, I was looking straight and still pedaling, then I realised I was doing this by myself.  I was riding a bike all by my self!  I was so proud of myself I was actually riding a bike!  When I finished riding I felt so happy.  So I really enjoyed bike skills and I can't wait until next week.

Ways People Speak - In fairy tales

My Reflection

I was learning to find ways people speak in fairy tales.  I found it interesting because I have never thought about how people speak when I am reading a fairy tale.  My next step is to look at how people are speaking in non-fiction text.

Thursday, 19 November 2015


My Reflection

Last Tuesday the dolphins swimming group went to the school pool and swam.  First we had to do a warm-up, and the warm-up we did was kicking.  When we were doing our kicking first we had to kick slowly, then a little faster, then a little more faster, then finally we had to kick really fast.  Most of the girls were screaming because we got soaking wet.

After the warm-up we had to get into the pool, when we did that all the girls were screaming.  Usaully when you get into a pool you use a latter, but we get into the pool differently.  So when we get into the pool we have to put our hands next to us, then we turn around and lower ourselves into the pool.  So everyone got into the pool and then we did something else.

Then we got to play a game of ball tag, which I found really fun.  Mr Wright told us the instructions to the game and we started.  The first person with the ball was Mr Wright, then the ball hit someone else, and that kept on happening until Mr Wright said "Okay everyone you can have about six minutes of free time."  So we got free time

I rushed to the tires and I actually got one this time (finally)!  For half of the free time I was sitting in the tire being dragged around by my friend, then she pushed me out of the tire!  So I started doing what I usaully do.  Then about three minutes later Mr Wright said "Okay everybody, time to get out." So that's what everyone did.  I really enjoyed swimming and I can't wait to go again.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

My Te tuhi art

My Reflection

On Monday room 29 went to Te tuhi because we were having a trip there.  We were learning to make collage art.  I found it easy because we did a lot of cutting and glueing and the is simple.  My next step is to make a 3-D collage

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

My Fractured fairy tale

My Reflection

I was learning to write a middle of a fractured fairy tale.  I had to remake the one I did last week.  I found it quite easy because I just had to add some stuff and change some words.  My next step is to write the end to a fractured fairy tale.

Friday, 13 November 2015

T4 W5

Bike Skills

"Year fives, line up outside we are going to bike skills."  Mr Wright exclaimed.  "Nooooo." I thought to myself, I don't really know how to ride a bike, but i'm not the only one, two of my friends aren't very good too.  Everyone lined up outside and we went down to the field.

When we got to the field everyone got into their teams (by the way, we have teams).  After we got into our teams, we had to put on our helmets (for safety).  Next we had to get our bikes and line up in our teams.  When it was my turn I was going at the same time as one of my friends and we were going really slow because we don't even know how to ride!

Later we got into a group of three people, and I was one of them.  We were the learners group.  What we were doing in the learners group was pushing and gliding, which means we would sit on the bike, then push off from the ground and try balance for as long as we can.  After a while a girl named Satalie said "Okay now I'm going to hold the back of your bike and you're going to pedal all the way to the pole." So I did what she told me, suddenly everyone started to ride through where I was going!  So we went half way.  When we got back to the start everyone wasn't going through where I was meant to go so Satalie took me to the pole.

When we had finished I felt quite tired and I also felt happy.  I found bike skills really fun and I can't wait until next week.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Language features (in fairy tales)

My Reflection

I was learning to find three different language features in a fairy tale, the language features were adverbs, adjectives and similes.  I found it tricky because I found the text very long.  My next step is to find language features in non-fiction text.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Narrative Writing

My Reflection

 I was learning to write an introduction to a fractured fairy tale.  I had to watch two videos and read an example of a fractured fairy tale.  I found it easy because I didn't have to do much.  My next step is to write a full fractured fairy tale.

Friday, 6 November 2015

T4 W4


It's term four, that means swimming, actaully that's what we did yesterday so I'll tell you about it.  "It's soooo hot, I can't wait to go swimming." I moaned.  "I know, me too."  Tanielle replied.  Suddenly the bell rang.  "Yay!" we both yelled.  Then we rushed off to class.

"If you are a dolphin swimmer then you need to get your togs to go to the pool." Mr Wright instructed.  "Yes." I said to myself.  I went to the cloak bay, grabbed my bag and lined up outside then we headed down to the pool.

When we got to the pool I went into the changing room and came out about one minute later.  I walked towards the pool and got in.  "Ahhhh." I screamed.  "It's so cold."  "Okay everyone, we're going to be airplanes." said Mr Wright flapping his arms around like a penguin.  Everyone copied him and started freezing as they got splashed with the water.  Finally we got told stop and we started to do something else.

About five minutes later Mr Wright said "Okay you can have five minutes of free time, but if you're to cold you can get out and go to class."  Mrs Robinson had already got out all of the equipment and everyone started rushing towards the tires (which I hardly ever get) so I grabbed the throwing rings and through them into the water.  We had soooo much fun that's why the day ended sooo fast.  Over all I had an amazing day.

Determining Credibility.

My Reflection

I have been learning to know if something is fact or opinion or biased or balanced.  I had to read two websites.  I found it easy because I didn't have to do much.  My next step is to use my learning for all websites.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

My Narrative

My Reflection

I was learning to write a narrative.  I had write a framework for the story.  I found it difficult because I forgot most of the story.  My next step is to write my own narrative.