Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Amazing Master Fox

Here is a snippet of my writing that I have been planning so I hope you enjoy it.

Chapter 1: There is a fox with a bag on his head

Once every day Kendall Fox sat down in his tree-room to read, 

Kendall loves books maybe just as much as he would like a friend, he has tried to get one person to be his friend but everyone he asked just turned a cold shoulder on him, He was unfortunately a social outcast. He would ask for a game of cards with his father but even his father was to busy to give him time, fortunately he had a nice monkey maid who brought him books from the library and gave him swinging and gymnastics lessons. Kendall was terrific at swinging in the nearby forest in fact it was so near he could jump out his window and catch a branch. He then would swing up to the top of the tree to his platform to read a book. Kendall had an amazing sense of balance and direction however He hardly ever left the treehouse unless he wanted to return or issue a book, he would always go alone but he would wear a paper bag on his head so he wouldn’t get spotted.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Scratch Jr Sample

WALT: Use Code


Description: We have been learning how to use the iPad app called Scratch Jr during Buddy Time. It is an introductory app for using and writing code, which is a computer language that gives instructions to everything we see and do on any device.


Task: Create a short clip using Scratch Jr to share the learning that has been happening in our classes.


Criteria:
Your presentation must have:
  • Character movement











  • Audio recordings












  • Sharing of learning from both classmates











  • Creativity











  • Collaboration














Evaluation:
Reflect on your presentation.
-What was the best thing about your presentation? Throwing and catching
-What was the most challenging thing for you? getting the coding exactly right
-What project would you like to do next in Scratch Jr? I wonder questions

Feedback/Feedforward:






Friday, 12 September 2014

Reading Sample

My Goal is to make connections.

WALT
GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting
SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising
USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections 

TASK 
Inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using  the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process. After reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J.Palaccio our group felt moved to DO something but we didn’t know what! We all had lots of questions so we decided to research more about disabilities before deciding. I wanted to know more about How we can help people with disabilities to be independent.

SUCCESS CRITERIA

I can research using different sources.












I can think logically, creatively, and reflectively.













I can make generalisations from patterns and connections.


                                                 





























Did my thinking change or stay the same during the ‘GET IT’ stage? No it didn't

From ‘SORTING IT’ I can make these generalisations: It is hard to get up off the ground if you need crutches, all things that move are loose to the things they are attached, people who have had disabilities their whole life don't know ht it's like to be normal, they always want to try and be independent.


‘USE IT’ (what did you do- those who did a social action, or what could you have done for this stage- for those who didn't?)
I am inventing something that will help people in crutches we will add a joint at the bottom to allow it to move.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Writing Sample T3


WALT:  Entertain

My writing goal this term was to use simile, metaphor and emotive language
                                                      
                                                



SUCCESS CRITERIA
Paragraphing
My writing is organised into paragraphs, each with it’s own idea or ‘scene.’

 











language features
I have included a range of similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia and/or alliteration to create meaning and effect and hold the reader’s interest.













I have used a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning.













I have used a variety of simple, complex and compound sentences to build interest and suspense.













Structure
I have organised and sequenced my ideas into paragraphs for purpose and effect.













TASK: craft a free-choice piece of writing that shows how I am developing my goal

My Life, What Happens Every Day

We've woken up from our sleep over at my house Pablo gets up and jumps on Rob. He tickles him with a the feather on his pencil until he wakes up suddenly an adventure pops out of Pablo's mouth nope just a burp “I smell adventure” said Rob let's get this over with!

We've woken up from our sleep over at my hose Pablo gets up and jumps on Rob and tickles him with a pencil until he wakes up suddenly an adventure pops out of Pablo's mouth I smell adventure let's get this over with!

Here is my first draft

"I need books" said Pablo.
"So do I" said Rob.
"No"
"Bu.."
"No"
"Ohhhhhhhh"Pablo is in a bad mood today, He threw his books into the fireplace.... And they were the Library's "You see  Pablo doesn't like books and Rob well I just don't know. I guess that's why he always follows Pablo and does stupid life threatening stuff... like getting in the car with Pablo! "Hey I heard that and Pablo has a license, I think" See I told you he is quite tough but not smart at all he is actually 10 years old and shy... when he wants to be. It is really annoying. "alright let's go Rob" said Pablo  No Rob don't get in the car with Pablo" I said, He gets in the car Pablo starts the engine "How do you know how to even drive Pablo?" I scolded he replied with "I took a driving course" "BUT YOUR NOT 18!" I shouted back "one word Bob" he  said "Facial Hair" they get in Pablo starts the engine, he puts on his trucking hat and mustache. He shouts at me "you coming or what?" Your insane I reply as I get in the car we are driving down the street collecting gazes from neighbors as Rob my brother fiddles with window! The squeaky one. Squeak squeak sqeeeeeeēeeeeeeeeeeeksqueak. We have arrived. Wow it is BIG we all get out... although something's bothering me Rob is trying to read the sign, "libraarie" he says "it's Library" I correct his mistake "oh shut up" he said as he wandered after me and Pablo.  Up the ramp when we see a really overweight dude coming at us he takes up the whole foot path! To make things worse rob falls over on the ground and cracks up he is howling like a hyena it's ridiculous he says he won't stop until we buy him a goat yes you heard correctly you are NOT going totes cray cray he wants a goat. We walk back to the car and get in Rob pulls out his iPad  and says where we get the closest goat from :70 Priptan Drive. Wait, that's our house!
"EXPLAIN" I scream at the giggling fit on the ground

This is my edited.

"I need books" said Pablo. 
"So do I" said Rob.
"No"
"Bu.."
"No"
"Ohhhhhhhh"Pablo is in a bad mood today, He threw his books into the fireplace.... And they were the Library's "You see  Pablo doesn't like books and Rob well I just don't know.

I guess that's why he always follows Pablo and does stupid life threatening stuff... like getting in the car with Pablo! "Hey I heard that and Pablo has a license, I think" See I told you he is quite tough but not smart at all he is actually 10 years old and shy... when he wants to be. It is really annoying.

 "alright let's go Rob" said Pablo  No Rob don't get in the car with Pablo" I said, He gets in the car Pablo starts the engine "How do you know how to even drive Pablo?" I scolded he replied with "I took a driving course" "BUT YOUR NOT 18!" I shouted back "two words Bob" he  said "Facial Hair" they get in Pablo starts the engine, he puts on his trucking hat and mustache. He shouts at me "you coming or what?" Your insane I reply as I get in the car we are driving down the street collecting gazes from neighbours as Rob my brother fiddles with window!
The squeaky one. Squeak squeak sqeeeeeeēeeeeeeeeeeeksqueak. 

We have arrived. Wow it is BIG we all get out... although something's bothering me Rob is trying to read the sign, "library he says "it's Library" I correct him but then I realize my mistake he said it correctly "but I said it…" rob argued " shut up" I say as he wandered after me and Pablo.  Up the ramp we see a really overweight dude coming at us he takes up the whole foot path! ( it's a tiny footpath!) To make things worse rob falls over on the ground and cracks up he is howling like a hyena it's ridiculous he says he won't stop until we buy him a goat yes you heard correctly you are NOT going inanely crayzie he wants a goat. 

We walk back to the car and get in Rob pulls out his iPad  and says where we get the closest goat from :70 Priptan Drive. Wait, that's our house!"EXPLAIN" I scream at the giggling fit on the seat. He says (in between hicupps) "well you know how I have always wanted a goat, well I knew someday you'd give in so I have secretly had a goat under my bed" "what?" I replied " you've had a goat this whole time under your bed and that Mahhh MAHHHHHhh sound was the goat? Not you?" "Yup" he says. Pablo turns the ignition and we head back home to let the goat out. 

"Wait Rob one more question how will the goat benefit us?" I asked He said "it will do the lawn it will help us on trash day... "wait you mean we won't have to pay the garbage bill!" Yes said Rob and I've taken the liberty to train him to poop in the toilet I've used my initiative and installed a thing where the loo flush when you walk out which will help because you tend to leave your "business" in the loo so.... I am starting to think I'm crazy with Rob using all those big words I nearly fainted at the thought of a potty trained goat! " Rob has the goat been giving you English lessons?" " yeah how'd you know? " Um you said you wanted books you used big words so I just put two and two together" “Oh" said Rob. We pull up into the driveway and walk inside it has been a long day.


Evaluation
How has your writing has improved this term? I have used similes where they best suit and my story flows like a river.

The part of my story I am most proud of is:  We walk back to the car and get in Rob pulls out his iPad  and says where we get the closest goat from :70 Priptan Drive. Wait, that's our house!"EXPLAIN" I scream at the giggling fit on the seat. He says (in between hicupps) "well you know how I have always wanted a goat, well I knew someday you'd give in so I have secretly had a goat under my bed" "what?" I replied " you've had a goat this whole time under your bed and that Mahhh MAHHHHHhh sound was the goat? Not you?" "Yup" he says. Pablo turns the ignition and we head back home to let the goat out. because this where I used most description and put more time into.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? maybe a bit more similes

Feedback/Feedforward: I think your grammar is really beautiful. - JP


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Maths Sample

WALT: Continue a number pattern and find the rule for finding the next


Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.


Task:  Make a short movie to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.


Criteria:



  • Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it



     

  • Clear message











  • Two questions to show your learning













  • Correct answer













Evaluation:
  1. What are you most proud of and why? Probably having all the targets green.


  1. What challenged you the most and why? Finding a nice quiet place.


  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? maybe being bait more prepared.

Feedback/Feedforward:

Good job liam you are good at algebra and that is a great movie / show me
maybe you could make the targets a bit smaller.




Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Learning Pit

WALA: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.  









Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.
Criteria:
Draw the Learning Pit.










List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit.









List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit.


Label where good learning happens.










List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit.










Evaluation:
Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit. I was making a movie for the divi awards and the green screen wouldn't work, I didn't give up although I was very frustrated and tired.
How did you feel when you were in the pit?  Frustrated, when I got out of the pit it was like 20 bricks fell off my back.
What did you do to work out of the pit? Believed in myself by telling myself you can do this you won't give up. Researched techniques.

Feedback/Feedforward:
This is a good poster although you could have used more time to colour it in😄-William

I feel I did great on this all though I could have put more effort into the colouring to make it stand out.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Te Reo Maori

WALT: communicate a message.
Description: We have been participating in 3 different workshops around colour, compositions and fonts.  We put these skills to use in a poster sharing our knowledge about Te Reo Maori.


Criteria:
Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster relates to my message.










Composition:  My poster is balanced.










Font:  My font is clear, readable and suits the message.










Colour:  I have used 2-3 colours that are complementary.  My background choice makes the text pop!










Accuracy:  All of the words on my poster are spelt correctly.

I think I did really well on this post considering I started late and I worked really hard on it-Liam
I like your poster! I found it easy to read, clear and interesting. Great work Liam! Tino pai-Ben I


Evaluation:
  1. What are you most proud of and why? The whole poster because it is probably the best I've done, I learnt a lot more about doing posters.


  1. What challenged you the most and why? Finding the right words and spelling because they were hard to find.

  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? A bit more colour on my poster might make it stand out more.