Monday, 3 November 2014

book review

book review by Jake

title: NO TROUBLE at ALL!


about the story:
There is one thing in the world amelia desperately wants - a pet. So when Mr Urlich needs someone to look after his cockatiel, Amelia jumps at the chance.
but looking after max is not quite as easy as she had thought it would be.

stand out moment:
Amelia finds out that caring for a pet ics anything but no trouble at all! 
how will she manage until Mr Urlich returns!

I think i couild put more time in to it.

feedback/feedfoward: Good I like it and I can't wait to read your book. I liked your book review. But make sure you put your name in it. #Jett

Thursday, 30 October 2014


These are my goals


hight jump:
run faster when i am going to jump over the bar. :-B

long jump:
Run faster so I can go further =D

stot put:
push harder so i can get further. :P

Make it go far so I win. :)

Make my self throw hard so it goes further. :O

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Prove it :-D

This is my prove it I was learning how to

This is a example: 

25 - 7 =  25 - 5 - 2 = 18

So there is a 7 but I spilt it in to a 5 and a 2 because 7 is not a 5 fact so then I had the 2 left over.

this is my prove it i did:


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Housing Inquiry

WALT: Gather information

Description: Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different houses around the world. First we chose a question and then researched to find the answer to our question. Our question was ‘What are houses like in China and why are they like this? Each group had to pick a country and inquiry into what their houses are like, present their findings in a Haiku Deck and then build their house in Minecraft.

I think I am in Novice because I did not get that much info.


1. What are you most proud of?

I am I most proud of that this house that I am doing is quiet simple. 

2. What did you find challenging?

I found challenging that I did not get that much info. 

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is?

Get more info because that could help me a lot

Monday, 8 September 2014

Writing Sample

W.A.L.T: Write simple sentences.
Description: we read a book called the important book and we had to write a story and i write about my family so here it is.

The important thing about my family is that they are my family and I love them. They work hard to get food and water. They keep me and my sister safe. They get the money for the device's and the house , cars, school, heater's and more. but the important thing about my family is that they are my family and I love them. 


What I am proud of:
I am proud that I got it finished and I can go to game time.

What was challenging:
Nothing because it is finish.

What I could work on:
I could work on put more writing in my story.

feedback/feedforward: We'll I think you did really well but you can do more describing. #Houston

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Maths sample

WALT: Find a repeating pattern.

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

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

Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it
Clear message
Two questions to show your learning
Correct answer

What are you most proud of and why?
I got it finish.

What challenged you the most and why?
I got challenge because I did not know how I was going to lay it out.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Next time, my goal is to learn how to continue a number pattern and find the rule for finding the next nuber.

Feedback/Feedforward:maybe you could change the bit when it is like question 2 is add 2.#Logan😀

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Reading sample

WALT:  respond.

Description:  This term we have been responding to a range of articles/stories and we realised that the way we were responding was difficult for anyone else to understand.  We have been practising writing our responses in full sentences so that anyone who reads them understands us.

Task:  Read the article “La Tomatina” and answer the questions below.

1.  What festival is held in Spain every August?
The festival that is held in Spain every August is the La tamotina ( tamato battle ).

2.  What do people do during the festival?
They throw tamato at each other and get Very messy.

3.  How many tomatoes are used in the most epic food fight ever?
They used 100 thousand tamato and they where very ripe in the epic food fight every.

4.  When and why did the festival start?
When it started it was on a Wednesday August and why they want to have some fun and meet up.

5.  Would you like to visit Bunol, Spain on the last Wednesday of August next year?  Why or why not?
I don't want to go to that festival because I don't want to have tamato clothes and you have to travel all that way.

I can answer questions using full sentences (I steal part of the question to put in my answer.)

What are you most proud of and why?
That I challenge myself to move away from my friends and find a qiuet place to work and not getting distracted.

What challenged you the most and why?
That I had to restarted my work and finish it in one day.

Feedback/Feedforward: Very good Jake it's funny on the 3rd I did the same answer.# Houston

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.

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.

Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit.
when I was at inqury i had to think of a qiustion and anwers it and i was rushing then we went down to the mat and then the teacher toled use that we had until next wednesday.

How did you feel when you were in the pit?  
very challenged, it was hard.

What did you do to work out of the pit?
well I keep myself on the track.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think that  you made your writing very nice, readable and clear. But you could work towards making how the learning pit looks more detailed.#Ben

Monday, 18 August 2014

My writing

                                                                My family

The important thing about my family is that they are my family and I love them. They work hard to get food and water. They keep me and my sister safe. They get the money for the device's and the house , cars, school, heater's and more. but the important thing about my family is that they are my family and I love them. 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The giant squid article.

Te Reo poster

Greetings in māori

KIA ORA (hello)

like kia ora nice to meet you

Tēnā Koe hello (to one person)

Tēnā kōrua hello (to two poeple

Tēnā koutou hello (to three or more people)

Happy- harikoa













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.

Why? We have noticed that our posters are too cluttered and do not communicate a  message well.

Task: Make a poster about Te Reo Maori.


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.


What are you most proud of and why? 

The colour because suits the words.

What challenged you the most and why?

Time limit because I was trying to think what I should put on it.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?

Going faster and working on it more.


I think you could improve on making the colours where the poster is a little bit different to each other.

But I liked how you had it very neat in one page so you didn't have to look everywhere to read it. 

Ben Perry :)

Monday, 28 July 2014

my reading goal.

The most important thing that I want to get better at is accracy.
That means I am learning to read the words.
To help with this goal is to read books and if I gte stack on a word i search it up.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

My smart goals.

My writing goal is to learn how to use complex sentences to bring further depth to writing. 

The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because it is the one that I have to work on.

I will accomplish my goal by working hard and not getting blocked.

My reading goal is to infer meaning making conclusions about information not directly stated in the text.

The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because it will help me learn what inferring means.

I will accomplish my goal by by having time to do it and don't wast that time.

My maths goal is to apply part-whole strategies to larger problems.

The reason I have decided to focus on this goal is because it will help me wit part-whole and larger maths qiontions.

I will accomplish my goal by doing maths qiontions.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

End of term 2 reflection

My end of term reflection 

WALT: evaluate our learning honestly

What is an effective learner?  
An effective learner is a learner that does there learning on there own.

What were the highlights for this term? Why? 
The highlights for this term is seed to table and sample's why because we are mostly doing those things.

What were your greatest challenges this term? Why? 
Grass hopper tennis and the sample's.

How are you going towards acting with integrity? Why?  How could you improve? 
I think I am going good at doing intergty why because me and my friends do lots of nice stuff and when someone falls over and we see them we qickly get to that person and help them get to a teacher.

What are your goals in our learner disposition wall?  Where to next? 
We'll I am a self managing learn so i think I am quite good at we're I am but I think I could get to the next stage.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Tennis sample

WALT: improve our small ball skills like catching, throwing, and hitting.

Description: We have been participating in a tennis programme with Big John (John 

Salisbury) from Tennis Manawatu. He has taught us some tennis skills that help with 

controlling and hitting the ball 

Why? To reflect on how we are going with the tennis skills we have learnt. We will 

share this during our Student Led Conference.

When? Week 8

Who? The World

Task: complete the rubric with targets to show your reflection. Make a comment to 

the questions below?

Evaluation:I think I did pretty good.

1. What are you most proud of and why?
When I first start it was hard but now it easier.
2. What challenged you the most and Why?
Big Jon challenge.
3. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Big Jon challenge.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Reading sample

Lot means I have lots of cars or I have lots of loom bams.
Kept means I kept this I kept that.
Board means I am board like your not doing stuff.
Well means well I do have this and I do have that.
Cannot means I cannot do that because i am do this.
Buy means I am going to buy this and this.
Hospital means I am sick can I go to the hospital please.
Tired means I am tired can I go to bed.
We're means we're is my iPad we're is my book.
Many means like how many toys do I have.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Integrity video.

WALT: communicate a message with others.
WALT: show integrity.
DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about integrity.  We want to share our understanding with others.
What? Make a Puppet Pal to show our understanding of integrity.
Why? To show what we know about integrity, to share during our Student Led Conference.
When? Term 2, Week 1 - 7
Who? The World
EVALUATION: I think our group did very well on our intergrty video.
Create a story board showing the beginning, middle and end of our message. Yes we made a story board but I think in the video we change it a bit.
Use Puppet Pals as a tool to share our message. I think we didn't do that we'll with our puppet pals.
Keep our audience engaged. I think we did keep our audience engaged.
Everyone in our group has contributed evenly. Yah i think we did good at contributed evenly.
Integrity is the main theme of our message. Yes integrty is our main message in this video.

I show intergty by tidying up, the pen's and pencil's and when someone drops something, I go and give it back to them, or I tell them. When I am learning I need to know what I am doing.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Writing sample

WALT: inform
What? We are publishing a piece of writing.
Why?, To share on our blog and during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 6
Who? The World
DESCRIPTION: Write an explanation about something you have learned about energy.
Heat and temperature is what I am talking about today. Do you think heat and temperature are the same? If you think yes, well you are wrong. Heat and temperature aren't the same. Heat is hot and temperature is a measurement. When you get in a pool and you are hot that means when you are in the pool you will be cold. But if you are cold and you go in a pool that means you will be nice and warn, and every thing is trying to get to the same temperature.

Evaluation: I think I did good but I think I could make it better maybe.
Feedback/feedforward: Great despriction about your heat temperature and cold
Next time you could put the target. #Kai

Sunday, 8 June 2014

3 states of matter

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works. 

DESCRIPTION: Each week we have been learning about a different type of energy.  For example, States of Matter, Kinetic and Potential, Radiation, Conduction and Convection.


Gathering Data
I can gather information using my 5 senses
I can gather information to make a prediction
I can use my information to draw conclusions
I can share my findings using evidence I have gathered

Task: Make a video (no longer than 30 seconds) about on example of   
energy. i.e. States of matter, Potential and Kinetic energy, Newtons Cradle or forms of energy like Radiation, Convection, Conduction.

What makes a good video:
- clear voices
- different camera angles
- Still camera skills
- mute background noise
- mixture of still and moving images
- background distractions
- music

What makes a good poster:
- clear writing
- detail
- images
- interactive

(Image Here)

Evaluation: I think I did googol but I bet I could do a little better.#Jake

Feedback/Feed Forward: we'll Jake I think you did pretty good but I think you can do better and the timing on the recording was perfect#Houston

Thursday, 5 June 2014

jake's maths sample What? We are making a maths strategy sample.
Why? To show we understand the strategy, to share during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 4/5
Who? The World

WALT solve problems by making equal shares.

Success Criteria: We will know we are successful when we can solve the problem by first predicting that 12÷ 2 = 
- 6 + 6 = 12 or
- 2 x 6 = 12
- I know that ÷ means "divided by" or "shared equally"
Self Evaluation:I think I did good but I the video a bit better like adding more question  
Peer comment: We'll I think you did pretty good on your maths sample but I think you can do better#Houston 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Writers notebook

Literacy sample

WALT: rote learn (learn off by heart)

Purpose: We are making mnemonics to help us learn our spelling words.

Process:  We made sentences out of our spelling words to help us remember how to spell each word.  We want to get 10/10.  If we make them funny it helps us to remember them.

Learning:  We learnt what mnemonics are and how they can help us.  

I think I did good Because I did more than I thought I would. 

Feedback/feedforward: we'll done you have got 6 and  they look really cool we'll done.#jacob






Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Crazy clay day

This year we did clay day when for the whole school time step for brunch and lunch we made clay that was a fun day. I learn that the clay drys fast if you play with it to Much.

Swimming Sports

WALT: Evaluate our learning honestly

Task: Reflect on your efforts at swimming sports day
Success Criteria:
Use an image here.
Answer questions honestly.
Use correct spelling and punctuation.
Ask your learning partner to write you some feedback. Remember Austin’s Butterfly.

What are you most proud of at swimming sports and why? That I did more than last year.

What challenged you the most and Why?the deep end because I don't like deep pools.

How did you show kotahitanga? By chearing poeple on.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Believe in myself.

Here is a photo of me and my friends at swimming sports.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


on wedensday 2 of april 2014 we went swimming with our buddys the WALT: was to know our buddy more.

maths 3

maths 2

History of Anzac Day

History of Anzac Day


25 April 1922 was a day of mourning throughout New Zealand. In cities and towns a sombre and almost surreal stillness reigned unlike any other day of the year. Government offices and banks, shops and factories, theatres and hotels were closed. Sportsgrounds remained deserted. A day dedicated to remembering the dead. Anzac Day 1922 was a holy day. This remarkable tribute was largely the making of the RSA.


For the very first Anzac Day in 1916 the NZRSA had not yet been formed and only a few local returned soldiers’ organisations existed. Nonetheless, Christchurch RSA, formed in December 1915 (and later affiliated to NZRSA), had formed an “Anzac day [sic] sub-committee” as early as February 1916 to consider how best to commemorate the first anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. By the following month, Christchurch RSA had decided upon a “commemoration service for 11 a.m. … & also to write to the Canterbury Jockey Club asking them to postpone the commencement of racing until 1 p.m. in lieu of 12 noon”. Similar calls for a day of remembrance arose spontaneously from amongst returned soldiers and civic leaders throughout the country. It was a civic delegation in Wellington, in fact, which persuaded the government to gazette on 5 April 1916 a general half-day holiday for 25 April.

Anzac Day, 1916Anzac Day, 1916

The government suggested church services together with recruiting meetings as an appropriate means of commemoration. Returned soldiers viewed a service similar to those held at the front as more appropriate. At a meeting held at the Auckland Soldiers’ Club, for example, the sentiment expressed was that “the boys don’t want to be split up among twenty or thirty different churches on Anzac Day, and it is certain they don’t want to go to a meeting to hear people who haven’t been there [to war] spout and pass resolutions”. Instead, returned soldiers preferred a simple combined service conducted by one of the popular army padres. Some clergy found that their religious principles would not allow them to join such gatherings, indeed Roman Catholic clergy would exclude themselves from combined services for the next fifty years. The fact that most towns accepted combined commemorative service testifies to a widespread public belief that the soldiers had earned the right to speak on such issues.


Three days after the first Anzac Day observance, the New Zealand Returned Soldiers’ Association was founded in Wellington. The RSA quickly assumed the guardianship of Anzac Day. It was a role that required considerable vigilance as over the next five years the observance of Anzac Day revealed problems which required resolution before the day would be acceptable to returned soldiers as well as the wider community. The RSA began by successfully lobbying government to protect the word “Anzac” from being used in connection with commercial purposes (Order-in-Council on 31 August 1916), and later to withhold totalisation licenses for race meetings on Anzac Day. It was the beginning of the sanctification of the word and the day.

In 1917, however, 25 April had already been set aside for municipal elections in many parts of the country. With legal advice that the elections could not be changed, the government officially suggested that Anzac Day be transferred to St. George’s Day on 23 April. The NZRSA regretted this situation but acknowledged the difficult position of the government and advised local RSAs to observe Anzac Day as best they could. The fact that a large number of communities observed 25 April reveals the aura of sanctity that the actual date had gained by 1917. The RSA justifiably viewed this result, together with the fact that the government had agreed to take steps to prevent a similar recurrence in the future, as a victory for the influence of returned soldiers.

It is from 1917, in fact, that the RSA began actively to secure control of the public observance. In a two-pronged approach, the NZRSA Dominion President, Dr Ernest Boxer, urged local RSAs to secure control of their public commemoration while the national body lobbied to have Anzac Day legislated as a “close” holiday, similar to Good Friday or Sunday. At the local level, RSAs preferred to cooperate with civic authorities and in any case their opinions were deferred to on most matters. Despite constant RSA pressure, central government hesitated to act, initially preferring to wait until after the war when it then suggested to the British Government, one commemorative day for the whole empire. While sympathetic to the idea, the RSA believed that the first priority was recognition of the special place of Anzac Day. “Anzac Day is a New Zealand Day, a National Day”, declared the RSA’s publication Quick March. In the end, New Zealand would observe two days of commemoration for the war dead: Armistice Day (11 November) shared with the empire, Anzac Day belonged to New Zealand (and Australia).

As a consequence of the government’s inaction, Anzac Day in 1918 and 1919 were marked by considerable confusion as some businesses remained opened, believing that Easter, St. George’s Day and Anzac Day were too close together. For returned soldiers this was another reminder of the selfish commercialism they found on returning from the war. On Anzac Day 1919, irate Auckland returned soldiers identified offending firms as they marched down Queen Street, reported Quick March under the heading “Anzac DAY — ‘BUSINESS AS USUAL’”.

Anzac Day 1920, despite this unsatisfactory situation, was widely considered the most solemn and impressive yet held. By this date the overwhelming majority of New Zealand soldiers had been repatriated, thereby swelling the numbers of returned soldiers at ceremonies. Auckland had the additional attraction of the presence of the Prince of Wales, symbolically representing the link with Britain on the day that the majority of New Zealanders proudly believed marked New Zealand’s “coming of age” in the empire. Most importantly, the day fell on a Sunday and was observed in a manner that the RSA was lobbying to secure by legislation. The solemness of the observance was enhanced with the adoption in many centres of the RSA’s new suggested form of service.


In a move intended to secure uniformity in the manner of observance throughout the country, the NZRSA Dominion President promoted a model Anzac Day service, based on the ceremony in Dr Boxer’s hometown of Hastings. The service represented a symbolic reenactment of a burial at the front, complete with a solemn parade of returned soldiers behind a gun carriage accompanied by a uniform bearer-party which later formed a catafalque guard, with bowed heads over reversed arms, around a symbolic bier consisting of wreaths and a soldier’s hat. The chairman, a returned soldier, ensured that speeches were confined to mourning and remembrance. The marches and hymns were also deeply mournful, including Chopin’s “Funeral March”, the “Dead March” from Saul, and “Nameless Grave”. The climax came with the burial service conducted by a padre during which a pause symbolised the committal. The service concluded with a three-volley gun salute, followed by the sounding of the Last Post.

Boxer was effectively choreographing a ritual of mourning and he stressed that the essential aspect of the service was “to get the audience in the right mood for its sacredness”. Participants, for example, were to be requested not to applaud during the service. While the ceremony was run by the RSA, therefore, it was one appropriate for the thousands of New Zealand families who had been deprived of the solace of funerals for loved ones lost overseas. Boxer acknowledged that returned soldiers “may not feel this” but that the relatives “certainly will”. Returned soldiers would have ample opportunity to remember in their own way within the confines of RSA clubrooms later in the day.

Many centres, such as Dunedin and Timaru, adopted the entire “Boxer Service”, as it was known, while others incorporated parts of it into the service that they had developed over the preceding years. More than the form, however, it was the sentiment — one of deep symbolic mourning — that was universal throughout New Zealand. It was an appropriate mood during the immediate postwar period. The legacy of the “Boxer Service”, although reformed in later decades, is that it established the solemn mood of Anzac Day observances in New Zealand, and one in stark contrast with the more celebratory nature of the observance in Australia.


By 1920 it was apparent that most New Zealanders wanted Anzac Day observed as a sacred day and later that year the government finally introduced the Anzac Day Bill with the purpose of legislating the day as a “close” holiday. The bill passed all of its readings with bipartisan support, but at the third reading Prime Minister William Massey removed the words “and in all respects as if Anzac Day were a Sunday” and amended the bill so that only hotels and race meetings could not operate. The impact of this change, according to Quick March, was to make Anzac Day 1921 a “muddled holiday”. While most businesses closed, some theatres and picture shows had remained open. The day had to be strictly one of sombre mourning, with any form of entertainment being viewed as disrespectful to the dead and their families.

1922: A HOLY DAY

In response to renewed RSA pressure, Minister of Internal Affairs William Downie Stewart, an RSA member himself, successfully introduced the Anzac Day Amendment Bill in October 1921. He argued that it would answer “a very widespread demand for the reinstatement of the original request of the returned soldiers — namely, that the day should be treated as a holy day, as a Sunday”.

Anzac Day 1922 was observed throughout New Zealand as a full statutory holiday; for most people, however, it was a holy day. Another symbol of remembrance — the red poppy — also made its appearance for the first time this year as a result of the RSA’s successful inaugural Poppy Day Appeal on 24 April. After five years of relentless pressure, the RSA could finally herald the day as a “worthy” tribute to the memory of the dead. The sanctification of Anzac Day had been completed. In pressing this issue the RSA had kept faith with the families of the dead and expressed the feelings of the majority of New Zealanders.


The solemnity as well as sombreness of Anzac Day 1922 was a far cry from the almost celebratory observance by soldiers in Egypt on the first Anzac Day back in 1916. After a commemorative service that had included the playing of the Last Post, followed by a holiday, including the playing of football. What had happened in the intervening years? The RSA was keeping faith with the war dead and their families, who required a special day of remembrance. This was the public ritual of Anzac Day promoted by the RSA, but it also oversaw a private ritual of its own members later in the day. The soldiers’ ritual centred on Anzac Day reunion dinners or more informal gatherings in RSA clubrooms. The themes of comradeship and remembrance permeated this ritual. The soldiers’ ritual was not sombre nor greatly spiritual like the public ritual but then returned soldiers did not share the public’s mythology of war; only its reality. The talk turned to past mates and wartime events, some of which were best left untold to family and friends. For the returned soldiers themselves, however, these gatherings were just as important as the public ritual was for grieving families, to enable them to remember on this their “one day of the year”. What both rituals shared in common was remembrance.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

what place am I

I think that I am a self managing learner because i know how my blocks are

Time:  i can stay on task some of the time

Choices: I move to the right spot

To be able to move to being a self managing learner I

I know where to find information about my goals.

I occasionally need a reminder to stay on task.

I can ask for help when I need it

I am ready with the things I need for learning most of the time

I complete my priorities in the time given

I am aware of what drives my learning

I am aware of my blockers

I can follow my timetable

I always make good choices about where to work

Time: i can stay on task some of the time

Choices: I move to the right spot

This is what I am going to do to move to being a self managing learner: