Tuesday, April 25, 2017

About camp

Last week the year 5 and 6's went to Camp Kaitawa. Every day we did fun activities, I will write and tell you what we did.


On Monday we got ready to go to camp - we left at 9.00 am, we took vans. I was in van number 1. 10 people can fit in each van - I'm going to show you who was in my van: Sky, Leo, Jack F, Jerome, Vaughn, Sage, Riley CT, Ashle, Jasmine and me.


On Tuesday we went kayaking at Lake Wherowhero. To get there from Kaitawa you need to just go down the hill opposite the way you come up to camp.  When we go into a kayak Miss Hill told us to line up in a row so we can run across the kayaks and jump into the water.  


On Wednesday we did the confidence course. First we had to jump over two logs with your hands on the x, this is a wooden triangle with half logs to slide down, then a wall to climb over and a wall that had little holes to help you, monkey bars, a log to walk across to get to the cargo net then the wire bridge. 

On Thursday we went to Onepoto caves, we had to split up in to two groups. One group went kayaking and the other group went caving.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Diamante pome

WALT entertain the reader - Diamante are diamond-shaped poems ‘that contrast’ two nouns.
Success Criteria:
Step 1:  Think of two nouns that are complete opposite of each other.  Write one on Line 1 and the other on Line 7.
Step 2:  On Line 2, write two adjectives that describe the noun on Line 1.
Step 3:  On Line 3, write three “-ing” words (verbs) that relate to Line 1.
Step 4:  On Line 4, write a short phrase about line 1 and line 7.
Step 5:  On Line 5, write three “-ing” words (verbs) that relate to Line 7
Step 6:  On Line 6, write two adjectives that describe the noun on Line 7.
Step 7:  On Line 7 you will have your noun that you thought of in Step 1.

Frosty, bright
Skiing, snowball fighting, sledding
Icicles and snowflakes, family holidays
Swimming, suntanning, sweltering
Hot, sunny

Now have a go at writing your own diamante poem.  

Big, scary
Crushing, crashing, flipping
Bumping cars...driving slow
Turning, skidding, driving
Small, fast
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Small, fast
Barking, sniffing, growling
Fast at running...sleeps all day
Purring, scratching, meowing
Fluffy, cute
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Slow, tiny
Crashing, turning, driving
Using petrol...good for racing
Jumping, flipping, stunting
Fast, powerful

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Slimy, harmless
Sticking, eating, hiding
Moves slow all day...slithering about
striking, killing, searching
Deadly, praying

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Cinquain Poem

Purpose: to entertain
Success Criteria
  1. Subject
  2. 2 adjectives (describing words) to tell about the subject
  3. 3 verbs (interesting doing words) ending in ‘ing’ that also tell about the subject
  4. A phrase to tell about how the subject feels or what it does
  5. A word describing the first line or choose another adjective

Hungry, thirsty  
It loves getting hugs

Puppy, Dog, Pet, Cute, Brown, ...

The learning powers I used were perseverance and imagining.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Project Based Learning

Step One
Selecting a context
Lost in the Bush
Save the Bush
Fun in the Bush
Step Two & Three
Create questions and identify one broad question
What was your broad question?
How can we protect ourselves?
Step Four
What did I already know about my question
What did I already know about my question?
  1. Make a bow and arrow so we can protect ourselves
  2. Make a spear to protect ourselves
  3. Make a bear trap                                 
  4. Make a trap so we can protect ourselves
  5. Make a barricade
  6. Make a quick escape    
Step Five
Design your creation


A F๐x traр.
I designed a fox trap because it would help the native plants and animals that are in the forest and yourself from bad animals like foxes and possums and some other bad animals too.   
Step Six
Build your creation


Step Seven
How did it go? Good because we finally got the net on the poles.
What went well? Pretty much just the net because that was the only thing.
What was a challenge? Putting the net on the 4  poles with the rope.
Step Eight
What would you change next time? I would change the idea.
What would you improve next time? I would  improve the rope tying that I did on to the pole.  
Feedback - ask some other children what they thought?
Hunta=It was cool how you sitid up the net.
Logan T= You and Leo worked well together and tried to tie the net to the pole with rope.
Nathan= It's good if you’re caching pests.
Blake=It was pretty good, a pretty good trap.
Jayden=I think that your project was quite cool.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Camp Omatua

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We took a nice photo at camp on the stairs.
When I went down the river on a kayak I shut my eyes because I was going really quickly.

This is Hunter,Nathan and me at the river.
Marshall.JPGThis is me in my cardboard car in  the drive in movie.

This is on the top of my cardboard car.
The reason that we made a cardboard car is to watch a movie so we can sit in them while watching the movie and it was called Paddington.
This is the front of my cardboard car.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2015