Friday, 27 May 2016

Blog Comments:

Today, I have finished commenting on 3 blogs( all comments are from other classrooms in PBS). I commented on Fraidon's, Ta'ani's and Mrs Eeles blogs. This was fun as I looked at the videos( Mrs Eeles's) and the DLO for Asia.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Ratio Problem Solving

This week, my group and I were learning about ratio. We were working on a 3 paper worksheets (basically a booklet). This problem was part of C (part of the first worksheet).

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Diwali & Holi | India |

Yesterday,Group A finished work on India (our second rotation). During that time, Fraidon and I were learning about Holi and Diwali. The work was fun as we discovered new facts about these two celebrations.

River Saftey:

Today, AJ and I finished working on a DLO about River safety.  In New Zealand, drownings from rivers is the highest out of all the water environments (that includes beaches and water). This the second part of Aquatic (in Chronological order).

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Hindi (India)

Today, as part of India. We were learning about the language, Hindi. Hindi is India's official language. By using speakpipe, I created a voice recording (also Fraidon) of me pronouncing the words.

India DLO

This week, Group A finishes its second rotation of Asia. Fraidon, Caesar and I were  working hard on our slideshow on India. This work was really hard as we had to discover more about India.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Decimal Games

Last week, while Mrs Kirkpatrick was away, we were finding games linked to Decimals.  I found six games of decimals and added pictures to display what the games (1 game equals 1 photo) looks like. After playing these game, I learned many things about Decimals.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Flag of India:

Yesterday, Fraidon and I finished a DLO on the flags of India. We worked on a comparison( Between India & NZ), flags used by India and the 3-color ( with the 24 spoke wheel) in public. This work was hard as we both needed to find flags relevant to India's history  


New Zealand is an island is filled with river and also surrounded by water! If you don’t know how to swim ,you should not go to the deep end of the pool or sea. If you are trapped at sea raise you hand as it a sign of help (it can also help lifeguards find where you are).Getting in trouble is bad if you’re new to NZ (if you're not), you can get stuck in the “rip”. Not knowing how to swim without a floaty boat is bad you could drown. For children(also under 6-), make sure you stay near the shore if you don’t know how to swim, but also be safety first in other areas!

Today, LS2 were working on Aquatics( Water Safety). For lesson 1, I paired with Lyndon to create a paragraph with our knowledge of Water safety. This is my first activity of Aquatics.

Current Events:Euro-Revision 2016

Today, I started doing my reading Can do with doing Current Events. My DLO was based around the backlash of Euro-Vision 2016. If you don't know, Ukraine's Jamala( Susana Jamalaanidova) song about the fall of Soviet Union and the dictator, Joseph Stalin. The article was also about the petition that demanded the host of Eurovision (Swedish Broadcasting Union).
If you want to read this article by RT:Article by RT

Friday, 13 May 2016

Shoe Narrative

Image result for converse shoes photography
LI: To use the 5 senses and personification to help us paint a picture with words.
“Michael Jordan scores again!” Shouted the announcer. It was a basketball game between Chicago Bulls and Florida Tornadoes. “What happening, Jim! I think MJ putting on his Converses. Someone please stop this man!” The announcer screamed as the fans erupted like a volcano. There I was, my arms stretched together making a rippling sounds to all the other shoes. Loud boos begin to enter my mind. It was like they were screaming at me for doing something wrong. Minutes ago, I was lying in my big apartment with a view of all my friends. Growing old started ascending on me a while ago. I feel like I was aging every second. While people booed I started crying. I don’t why or how, but I sure knew I wasn’t welcomed by other people.  Because I was a old model of a shoe I was no longer liked by other people. Michael Jordan who is the famous basketball player, is my owner and I think he doesn’t like me anymore. When he wears me other people boo and scream. The game was tiring. I smell  sweat as if I had just eaten it an  hour ago, all inside of me and water touch my arms.
Later that night
I was in my owner’s hands when suddenly...
Smoke covers my sight. I guess i’m on my own. An old ugly pair of shoes left between a rock and a hard place. How can I survive this situation?

Today, Daniel and I were working on a story. The story was meant to surround old shoes (the character you are). The story had to the tell the reader what the shoes smelled, taste, touched and saw.

Fraction Problem Solving

Today, I finished working on my Problem Solving from this week. I was learning about the amount of an fraction. This week was really difficult because the questions were hard as it felt like it was all trick questions.

Home Learning: Anne Frank

Today, Thomas and I finished working on our Home Learning. This week, the person we were doing was Anne Frank. Anne Frank is a Jewish diarist in WWII. Her family hid in a secret extension in her father company office.

Ballad Poem DLO:

Today, we did a Ballad poem. If you're not familiar with the word, then here's the meaning. A Ballad poem is a story told by a poem. The ballad poem is put into a video with 5 ballad poems as well. We completed tasks under the 6 thinking hats.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Flags of Japan:

Last week, Fraidon and I were on a DLO displaying flags of japan(the comparison of Japan and New Zealand flags, photos of the Japanese flag in public and two flags used by Japan). This DLO is part of this term's topic, Asia (Or our Global Neighbours).

Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Today, I was playing a fractions game. This game taught what was greatest or smallest. This game was fun but very hard when you get stuck in trick questions. 

Here is the link: Fractions Team

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Kyle Mewburn Visit

Yestrday, Kyle Mewburn visited Panmure Bridge School. Kyle is a Australian (New Zealand based) author. One of the best books he write was Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!. Even after this visit, he did a workshop with my group and a group from LS1. These two group (went in two times) wrote about a 1st or 3rd person, 7 genres and 7 photos.

Japan Saying (and recording):

This week, Fraidon and I were on a DLO showing simple phrases and words in Japanese. We did this by using

Friday, 6 May 2016

Japan Poster

This term, our topic is Asia. LS1 & 2 were put into 5 groups. For each one, we are learning about a country from Asia. My group is learning Japan.  Today, I've completed a DLO displaying two landmarks from Japan. I also added 5 facts about Japan.


Today, I was again working on my artwork. I was finishing my middle ground and adding few details to the foreground. I hope to finish my drawing next week.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


On Monday, my group for reading were learning about bias. Bias means a  person's point of view or choosing 1 person's point of view over the other. Mrs K showed us two examples showing bias. In one example the point of view was about the choosing of male musicians (involved in symphonies) over female musicians. In the other example, the writer was persuading the reader (or audience) to stop using cell-phones (while driving) by only using one point of view.  These two examples show a different type of bias but are linked because of the one point of view that is shown through out these two examples. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Sub: Paragraph and Word Wall

The soccer players were standing in the subzero weather. The coach was listening to the subliminal messages booming around the stadium. The soccer players were so crazy that their coach had to subdue them by offering them steak and cheese pies. The substitutes emerged, which was strange as they had been submerged for so long in the subterranean entrance. The other team subjugated most of the home fans. Many of the fans came from the subway that day. All the players and coaches were looking at the subtitles on the big screen.

Today, my group and I were working on our third SPaG (spelling,punctuation and grammar). We were looking for the sub(as a prefix). We used the dictionary to find 23 words starting with sub but also having sub mean below/under. After all that time finding words which fit the word wall. We had to write a paragraph making no sense but having 9 words(underlined) from the word wall. If you don't know what sub means (the word only), the word mean something below/under( example is; Subway). Subway ( not the sandwich)  company) means underway(train gong under).

Finding Fractions of an amount Problem Solving

Today, I was working hard on a DLO for problem solving. My learning intention was to find fraction of an amount. I  hope to practice my learning intention this term.