Monday, August 21, 2017

Art Attack

Art Attack Blog, Week 5, term 3


For art attack my goal was to produce a piece of art related to our local landscape using either paint, water colour or pastel.

With Mrs Marsh I learned about foreground, mid-ground and background in landscapes.
With Mr Forman I learned about colour and how it's made of white light and we also learnt about complementary colours.
With Mr Rule I looked at the different landscape features of Canterbury and Banks Peninsula.


I enjoyed doing some art and finding out what a good art piece needs to look like a professional art piece.

I found out that I can do a pretty good autumn tree AKA a leafless tree.


I would like to try do a landscape with water colours to see if I'm good at that to.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My Student lead conference

On Monday I had my S.L.C. (Student lead conference). Here are some things that I would like to share.
How I felt about it - I was very excited to show my learning to my parents because I had prepared my learning well.
What was good about it -  My teacher said that I had improved a lot in reading since the start of the year.
What I might do differently next time - I might change the way I write my goals because they weren't that creative.
What was challenging - Something that I felt was challenging is trying to stay calm because I was so excited.
What my parents thought - My parents thought I did very well and I know this because they said I did very well and they got me some lollies afterwards.
Here is the link to my S.L.C slide.

Friday, May 26, 2017


What is my learning goal - IALT solve problems like 73-19 by first subtracting a tidy number and then adding on a small number to get the answer.

What have I learned - I've learned to round a number to the nearest ten to  make it eg. 70 instead of 67 so it is easy to subtract a problem like eg. 67-34=?.

What is my next step - My next step is to round numbers to the nearest hundred to make it easy to subtract.

Friday, May 12, 2017


What is my learning goal - My learning goal is to work on my sloping so I can move on to cursive handwriting.

What have I learned - I have learned how to flick and link my letters.

What is my next step - My next step is to learn how to slope my letters so I can learn how to hand write in cursive.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Retocrorical Reading

I am learning how to do a cloze activity to help me with my reading
Being able to make logical predictions about what word would fit correctly into a sentence is a successful read`er strategy.

So What?
We use the following procedures:
  1. Read the whole text so that we can get an overall picture of the text.
  2. Re-read the text and think of words that would fit into the gaps. Write them down
  3. Look at the word list for this activity and see if I am correct / make changes

Now What?

A = I am independent. I read the text, select words that I feel logically and grammatically fit, and then I use the word list to confirm my predictions and / or make some small changes.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Mosaic Art

WALT: Create a mosaic picture using pastel and Indian ink.

I learned to use chalk to break the picture into pieces.

Here is an example of my learning

Next time I will use better colors so my picture pops out more.

Friday, July 8, 2016

My Mihi

WALT: Introduce ourselves in Maori.

I learned how to say my mihi without my mihi booklet.

My best sentence is No te kura o Oaklands ahau.

I achieved my goal because I can say my whole mihi in under two minutes.

Next time I will try and say my mihi off by heart without pausing.