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Friday, September 22, 2017

The piano

 The Piano       
Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.


Learn
Click on the url below and watch the short clip.



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Before you start writing
This video is about a man  who remembers his past and recalls his memories. Think about how he would be feeling and other memories that this might trigger.


Create  
WALT write a descriptive piece of writing from the old man’s point of view as he recalls his memories.


Success Criteria
We need to focus on these things
  • Full stops, capital letters,
  • Paragraphs
  • We need to follow the sentence tools for our opening paragraphs.
Share
Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.
WALT write a descriptive piece
of writing from the old man's
point of view as he re calls his memories.



                     


Hello there, I am a old wrinkly Woman, let’s start from the beginning. I was playing the piano upstairs when I heard my husband  yell out to me his name is Dom, ‘’DO THE DISHES!’’ Yelled Dom. I slowly walked down the stairs when all a sudden there was a banana. I didn’t see it so I rolled down the stairs, ‘’ DONK DONK!’’ my husband tried to run, be he couldn’t because he had a cramp.

‘’AHHHHH!’’ I yelled. 2 hours later, my wife was in hospital, I was sad. I waited  for weeks, then I heard the doctor say ‘’sorry Dom she’s gone’’. I got onto my knees and prayed, ‘’dear God hope you made my wife’s journey to heaven good’’ I stayed still for like a hour. I went home depressed and tried but instead of going to bed I went to play my wife’s piano.


As I was playing the piano I remembered all the things that happened in the past.  
When I first went on a holiday with my wife, we went to greece. There were lots of stuff there, and I remembered when I was in World War 2, I hid with my friend in the cold damp trenches.  The mud felt the old sticky slime.  that day  this BIG HUGE MAN!! Came out of nowhere and shot my friends head. The big man didn’t see me so I had good luck, but not my friend.


The dark juicy blood came out like a volcano. There was no point of saving him, so I got out of the trenches and started to shoot. But all a sudden I got shot in the leg, then my first birthday present when I was 5. I was a big fat chubby kid, I got a scooter horse. I tried to make it look like I loved it be really, I didn’t.


So for years I haven't even touched it, so I gave it to my grandson.  He didn’t like it by the looks so he came and played the piano with me. It was my time to go.

Te ngahere


Wal about te ngahere, the rakau, the krarehe, the manu, and the risks to the forest

Thursday, August 24, 2017

As it came towards me: tuhituhi

Week#45



World Events for your writing
I’m sure you won’t have missed the events in Barcelona, Spain this week or the devastation caused by the mud slide in Sierre Leone and the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The prompt this week uses the emotions that the media has shown us.

Latest prompt
As I said at the top of this page, the events around the world this week:
It was a typical Winter's day at school but since it was Friday it was the last day. All of us were tired, so my teacher decided to play Kahoot. As we were playing Kahoot I looked over to my left to see my friend frightened and pale. I don’t know why but he said ‘’I felt the ground shake.’’ I didn’t know what he was talking about but my stomach dropped. I saw mud running past the door, the mud came into the classroom. Me and my friend were holding hands, as it came rushing towards us we drowned.

Friday, August 18, 2017

100 word challenge

Week 4:

This is the new 100 word challenge
You will be working in your Tuakana/Tēina pair for this writing task. You will be collaborating to create an exciting piece of writing together.
Before you start:
Make a copy of the file and save it in your tuhituhi folder. Name it “T3 W4 - 100 word challenge ” (then your initials)   
Learn:
Here is the latest prompt:

Just what is the story behind this character’s laughter?


The form will close on 19th August at 23.45 BST
Create:
WALT: Create a descriptive piece of writing through the eyes of the main character

We need to focus on these things:

  • Full stops and capital letters
  • Using language features to make our writing more interesting


Share:
Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blogs.
  

Hi I’m a seal I was going home and I had the most funniest day. I will start from the beginning, I was at school and my friend told me a joke it made me laugh so hard.He told me jokes he said “ what time did the man go to the dentist? tooth hurty” and I started laughing. after school I was going home I saw a man he was walking home his pant fell down I started to laugh. I saw a clown telling some jokes he told me the most funniest joke he said “ Coca Cola.   

Friday, August 11, 2017

Whale Fantasia

Whale Fantasia       

  1. Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy. Save your file into your Tuhituhi folder.

Learn

  1. Click on the url below and watch the short clip.


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Before you start writing:
You are writing from the viewpoint of one of the swimmers OR that you are one of the whales. Think about how you would describe the setting that you are in.

How are you going to create atmosphere in your writing?

What sort of language are you going to use to create tension and suspense and tell the reader that you are thinking and feeling?


Create  
WALT write a descriptive piece of writing through the eyes of someone who is dreaming that they are swimming with whales OR that they are a whale.

Success Criteria
We need to focus on these things:
  • Full stops, capital letters
  • Paragraphs


To start with you will write a description of the first scene, now describe what it is like as you move through the underwater landscape.
Use the show not tell technique to create thoughtful writing. You are writing through the eyes of somebody who is dreaming that they are swimming with whales. Create suspense and tension you swim through the water, it is as if you belong there.                              


Go to this Whale Fantasia PADLET  and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives, onomatopoeia,  similes and metaphors.

Share
Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.






It was 6 o'clock in the morning and I haven’t slept all night because of this day. I quickly got my togs on and ran to the beach, the waves crashed into the shore like a tornado.

I didn’t want to go in the water so I just looked at the view. I stayed there from 6 o’clock until about 12 because the view was so beautiful I couldn't take my eyes off it. As I was walking to the water I could feel the seaweed  it was as slimy as spaghetti.

I dived into the water like a dolphin and the water was as cold as ice. The deeper I went the darker it was. As I  went deeper  I could see more sea animals. I saw swordfish with their noses as sharp as a knife.I saw electric eels that glowed like glowworms in a cave.

As I was swimming in the cold blue ocean I came upon three big whales, they were as big as a classroom. I felt like I was in a big fishing tank. After looking at the whales I swam up to the top of the water, then I decided to go home so I swam back to shore.

The sand was so hot as hot as an oven as it burnt my feet. I ran across the sand and got an ice cream. Then all of a sudden I woke up in my bed,looked around and I realised that the whole thing was a dream.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

create a kayak

Create your own Kayak
Instructions

Step 1
Create your design
*Screenshot the finished imageScreenshot 2017-08-01 at 9.35.44 AM.png


Step 2
Describe your design
I have a SLALOM K1 kayak with red white and black stripes to represent the maori flag. I have chosen a black and white fist too.  


Step 3
Describe who would buy your design

You should buy it because it is so stable so when you think you would fall out no it will tilt back. Only 50 dollars but the first 500 people get it half price. Kids from 7 to 9 or over can only ride the master piece. Only at the warehouse so call now 0800001001.


Step 4
Share your screenshot and your descriptions on your blog.
With a Walt and Task description.

I.e.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Interland

WALT be cybersmart using a game called Interland. In this game there are 4 different cyber worlds each focusing on a different part of cyber smart. The green mountain which is the one we started with is about being kind and caring. I got to the top of this mountain and scored **** see my screenshot below.
Then I decided to have a go at the Kind Kingdom which is about not letting bullies get in your way.

I loved learning about cyber smart by using this game.


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Math

                                                         

Matariki around the world

                                                                                                                                                                    Last week we were learning about the seven stars called Matariki. But we are learning about them in different country.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mokihi




WAL about mokihi and how they are made. we went onto a matariki thinglink and watched a video on mokihi. next we got the choice on creating a thinglink or a slide show to share our learning my favourite fact how they were made.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Titanium slow writing

Titanium         
Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.


Learn
Click on the url below and watch the short clip.



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Before you start writing Watch up till 1.15, think about what has happened? What has caused this? Why?



Create  
WALT write a descriptive piece of writing through the eyes of the boy.

Success Criteria
We need to focus on these things
  • Full stops, capital letters,
  • Paragraphs
  • We need to follow the sentence tools for our opening paragraphs.
To start with you will write a description of the first scene, use the show not tell technique to create thoughtful writing. You are writing through the eyes of the boy.                              These are our sentence tools today -
Sentence 1 - If, if, if, then
Sentence 2 - 3_ed
Sentence 3 - 2A
Sentence 4 - Where opener
Sentence 5 - Adverb opener
Sentence 6 - Short sentence
Sentence 7 - Tell: show 3 examples;
Sentence 8 - Short sentences
Here are some examples

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Go to this padlet Titanium and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives similies and metaphors.

Share
Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.
If I stayed home if I just stayed focusing on my homework if I listen to my teacher then I would be ok. I was so scared and I felt abandoned and I was terrified for what was coming. The only thing I remember is that A man came up to my but it could be a man or a alien. I was a my school I felt down I looked everywhere there were papers and  broken pencil but I heard something it was like called out to my so I followed it. I scaredly went to open the that the sound of someone weirdly called out to me. I felt chills going down my spine. I was tightening my fist and scratching my my hair like I had nits and I felt like I was a man. I was finally out but it was not the end.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tinana

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This is my drawing of the body try and think what in English the moari words mean.

Brain Roro



This is a slide about the brain in maori Roro.

Somalia

Somalia           
Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.


Learn
Click on the url below and watch the short clip.
Not far off the Somali coast one of the big Vestel cargo vessels is taken over by pirates! Within a split of a second the ship has a new captain, the soup is gone as well as the cargo itself. Will our Vestrons be able to strike back?


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Before you start writing think about the setting and imagine you are there.
Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for the crew, until the pirates start to investigate the cargo—Vestrons! Engage!


Create  
WALT write a narrative through the eyes of one of the crew, or robots.

  • Describe the setting in detail.Think about words to describe the situation, what you see, smell, taste, hear. Try to use words that create the mood.
  • Now…..Write a first person narrative through the eyes of one of the crew or one of the robots. How you are feeling when the boat is invaded by pirates.




Go to this padlet Somali and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives similies and metaphors.

Share
Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.





Somalia
I was asleep in my cold dark room. It was as dark as a black cat.  it was    3am  in the morning and it was time for my yummy breakfast. Golden thin pancakes, bacon, eggs, and tuna. 6am in the morning I had my breakfast but I still was not full so I made made a coffee.

I was looking out to sea and I could hear the cold blue water splashing right on the ship, the cabin crew saw something in the glimpse out in the sea I grabbed my binoculars so I could see what was happening.

I saw these people on a boat coming to the ship. We all hid under a table but they were not just people they were pirates, I push one of the cabin crew out under the table so he could find the pirates.

He ran down the stairs but I could hear something, well someone, he told him to get on his knees then I heard a BANG!. All of us were terrified I heard the sound of someone coming up the stairs . I could hear the sound of the pirates coming up stairs getting louder and louder.

They made it up to the cabin the pirate said ‘’Come out from under the tables.’’ We got out and he said to open the containers. I opened them they had robots inside. One jumped very high and smashed the window then the robot said ‘’boo’’, every pirate was running and falling into the water. One of the robots gave me my hat then we went back to work.


The Moa

The Moa
Sourced from: arbs
This task is about reading to find information and make inferences. Read the article below then answer the questions that follow.

Nobody today has seen a live moa – the bird is extinct.

The things we know about the moa come from accounts left by people who saw it in the past, and from the studies of scientists.File:Moa skeleton.JPG

Thousands and thousands of moas have lived and died here, but their bodies have all rotted away long ago. In order to find out how the moa looked and lived, scientists must study the things which are still left – mainly bones.


As well as the bones, people often find little heaps of stones which came from the bird's gizzard. The moa swallowed these stones to help grind up its food. And in very dry parts of New Zealand, people have even found skin and feathers, still stuck to dried-up moa bones.File:Hunting Moa - rotated.jpg

If you have been to a museum, you may have seen a model of a moa. The model has been built by using all this information as a guide.

Model-building is not very difficult to do. We have lots of moa bones. If you put a set of bones together to make a skeleton, you then have a shape of the bird.

There are places on the bones which show where the muscles should go. You can model the muscles from a plastic material and put them on to the skeleton. Then you put a skin over it.Other resolutions: 160 × 240

It is more difficult to find the right sort of feathers. Most models use emu feathers. The moa feathers which have been found look soft and droopy, like emu feathers. But they have more colour than those of the emu – they are golden-brown, with a purple streak down the middle.

Even so, these feathers may be faded. Some early Maori, who were asked about moas, said that they had bright, bright feathers. It may be that the moa was more brightly coloured than the models that you see in the museum.
Source: School Journal, Part 2, No 3, Learning Media, 1982.
Moa

Use the text above to answer these questions. Highlight your answer

1. Information about moas comes mainly from
(A)   Studies of dried skin and feathers.
(B)   Scientific studies and records of people's observations.
(C)   Remains found in very dry parts of New Zealand.
(D)   Stories told by early Maori.
(E)   Making visits to museums.

2. What is often found together with moa bones?
(A)   Rotting bodies.
(B)   Skin and feathers.
(C)   Small piles of stones.
(D)   Birds' gizzards.
(E)   Ground-up food.

3. Which is the best description of a 'gizzard'?
(A)   Container for small stones.
(B)   Part of a bird's stomach.
(C)   What is left when a bird dies.
(D)   Part of a moa.
(E)   Part of a bird's digestive system.

4. How is the basic shape of the moa worked out?
(A)   By looking at the places where muscles attach to the bones.
(B)   From making a model out of plastic material.
(C)   By reading accounts left by people who once saw it.
(D)   From examining dried skins and feathers.
(E)   By putting together a complete set of bones.



5. Compared with emu feathers, moa feathers were probably
(A)   Softer and droopier.
(B)   Less colourful.
(C)   Harder and stiffer.
(D)   Faded and streaked.
(E)   Brighter.

6. Why has no living person ever seen a live moa?
Moa  have lived and died here, but their bodies have all rotted away long ago. In order to find out how the moa looked like people had found moa bones that had feathers on them.



7. Why would moa skin and feathers only be found in 'very dry' parts of New Zealand?
Moa skin and feathers only be found in 'very dry' parts of New Zealand because  if they were getting chase they would by hiding in a hot place in New zealand so if someone tried to attack a moa they would die because it was so hot. But if the moa stay there to long they will rotten and they will die.



8. How do scientists know where the moa's muscles were attached to its skeleton?
There are places on the bones which show where the muscles should go. People models moa to this day but the muscles is in different place in the model . scientists have no proof that where the muscles goes.