Friday, 18 August 2017

Evaluation Of My Animated Digital Story

Evaluation of My Animated Digital Story
The digital media outcome will be an animated digital story in ‘Scratch’, relating to the context of Healthy Living in the Tamaki community.
The animated story must include the following:
  • Information on that informs readers about concepts relating to Healthy Living in the Tamaki community
  • At least two sprites
  • At least two different backdrops

My Animated Digital Story is about why Littering is a problem
My Animated Digital Story relates to the context of Healthy Living in the Tamaki Community because littering is unhealthy to the community and if it keeps on happening our home will be polluted.
My Animated Digital Story informs readers about concepts relating to Healthy Living in the Tamaki Community by telling them why it is important to stop littering.
My Animated Digital Story includes at least two sprites.  These sprites are a rotten apple, a boy named Scott and a girl named Kylie.
My Animated Digital Story includes at least two different backdrops.  These backdrops are a Playground, Soccer field and a beach.
I think that readers will enjoy my Animated Digital Story because It is persuasive and it will help them stop littering.

Changes and adjustments that I could make to improve my Animated Digital Story Include better backdrops, sprites and a longer Animated Story.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Flex Tangle art

For maths week LS2 made Gematrical Flex Tangle art. We all made a smaller version on A4 paper with patterns already on it and coloured it in. Then after that we made our own Flex Tangle art design on A3 paper with our own different patterns.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Digital Technology

In Digital Tech today we were carrying on with our own animated story using scratch. Ms Anderson was not there because she went to GEG. So there was a reliever to fill her spot. I am nearly finished with my animated story and I just need to do one more backdrop. I think my animated story about healthy living is going to be cool. I learnt how to switch from one backdrop to another.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Choosing Keywords

Today for Cybersmart Oh Hsen and I have created this DLO on choosing keywords. We had to explain why we need to be specific and show examples on formal and informal keywords. I really hope that we have helped everyone to get there results.

Galloping Greyhounds

Today for maths, we have been learning how to add fractions. To add fractions you always need the denominator to be the same. After solving our word problem Oh Hsen and I made this DLO showing one problem that we have solved. For this weeks maths session I learnt how to add fractions. The thing that was hard for me was finding the answers because they were not like fractions. 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Melissa: Key Into Inference

For reading today Ruru read a story called Melissa. The book was about a girl doing her letter deliveries and losing her hat. After we read it we had to answer some questions about it. Then everyone had to write the discussion Melissa might have with her Mum when she got home about her hat. I had trouble figuring out what the Mum would have said when Melissa lost her hat.

Footloose 2017 Producation

Yesterday we had dance. Everyone got into three different groups. Each group had a different song to dance to. The songs were I See Red, Footloose and Staying Alive. I was in the group that danced to Footloose. Our dance instructor Zoe helped us to come up with dance moves. We had lots of fun learning dance moves from the past decade. During our dance Mrs Anderson took a video of us. Today we were able to rewind our learning from yesterday and practise our dance for the 2017 production. We watched our dance and looked for any mistakes. By watching the video and practising we were able to improve a lot.


For writing today our focus was idioms. I have made a DLO with a few examples of idiom and images to back up the sentence. I chose one idiom to use for my dlo. I have learnt that idiom means something different from what the words say.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

On The Bus Comic Strip

Today for our reading task ruru had to read a story called On The Bus. It was about a boy trying to get on a bus with his pig but he is not allowed so he tries to sneak the pig in his bag. It all works out and he gets to his Grandad's house. Then we had to make a comic strip on what would happen if the pig got out of the bag. I enjoyed doing this task because I got to be creative while making my comic strip. The thing I found hard about this task was getting the images because I could not find images that could fit with the comic strip.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Dad Meets The Martians

Dad meets the Martians

Retell the story of the poem in two sentences. Dad meet these aliens from Venus. He wanted to drive the flying saucer and the aliens wanted to drive the Ford, so they swapped cars.
What could the storyteller not explain? The storyteller could not explain why the Martins would want to drive Dad's Ford.

List three of the interesting verbs from the poem. Here I have listed three verbs from the poem - Drive, imported and flew

List three of the contractions from the poem and then write them out in full. This is three contractions from the poem that I have found - He’ll - He Will, I’d - I would and It’s - It is.

Today for our reading task we had to read a poem called Dad Meets The Martians. Then we had to answer some questions about the poem. I liked the poem because it was interesting and funny. My favorite part of the poem was when the Martians and the Dad swapped cars. The funny bit was why would the Martians swap cars with Dad. It was hard to retell the poem because I could only use 2 sentences.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey

During the holidays I took part in the Winter Learning Journey.  The topic was a Kiwi road trip. We were exploring around New Zealand and we did lots of different activities. Each day there was two activities and a bonus activity. I really enjoyed doing this because I was doing reading and writing at home in a fun way. By doing that some people get prizes at the start of this term. There were 6 prizes given away because our school was so good. The 1st place comers were Daniel and Oh Hsen. Then, in 2nd place came Alex and AJ. Eric and Ofa came 3rd place. Nazella also got a prize for doing the best out of the girls during the Winter Learning Journey. All the other students who took part got a certificate. I think I am going to try really hard to get a prize during the Summer Learning Journey. I am also going to thank Rachel and her team for making this happen. 

Tech - Digitech

Today at Tech our group were starting our very own animated story on scratch. To help us remember the steps we had to check the instruction we made for making an animated story. Our topic was healthy living in the Tamaki community. I think the start of my animated story is great because I got all the steps right. I learnt how to make an animated story on scratch. I enjoyed doing the animated story because it was something new to me.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

It Pays To Win

L.I - To use known and try new strategies to answer maths equations.
Today for maths Jeremiah and I have been working on a maths word problem. Jeremiah and I solved question one, two and three. Soon we had to make a DLO only on question three. Doing this maths problem we had to use our timetables knowledge and our addition and multiplication knowledge to solve the maths problem. It was a bit difficult to solve it out because we had to add and multiply big numbers. I had a very awesome time solving our this maths problem.


For this week our focus was on Hyperbole. A Hyperbole is an exaggerated speech that is not meant to be taken literally.  I have made a DLO with an example of hyperbole and images to back up the sentence. I have also added a definition of hyperbole. I have learnt that hyperbole is an exaggeration and is not true. 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Strategy Practise

L.I: I am Learning to find the answer to division problems by changing them to similar problems that have the same answer.
Today Mataio and I have just started a new strategy for our strategy practise. We managed to get 5 practise equations. I think this strategy will help me in the future. 

Ordering Fractions: Maths test

To finish maths off for today we had to do a test for ordering fractions. We had 4 questions and we needed to get them all right. Unfortunately I got one wrong. At the end I ended up with 75%.