Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Final Post

I really enjoyed this year with my friends in room 19. I have had a great time at Elm Park and Can't wait to go to Intermediate. I will really miss my teacher Mrs P and all my friends that are not going to the same school as me.  I hope you have enjoyed following my journey at Elm Park.😃

Wonder Perimeter

Walt: identify and use the perimeter rule to calculate the size of Auggie’s classroom.

I was able to make an irregular shape and put some decimals numbers on every side so I can calculate the perimeter. It was easy because I am very good at perimeter.

Next time I can make it harder by making my decimals into hundredths not tenths, I can also make it harder by adding angels.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Language Features

Walt : recognize and understand specific language features.

This is a google drawing with different types of language features.
We had to research all of the language features and do examples of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

I was able to recognize most the different language features while Mrs P Read the book to us.
Idioms and Hyperbole's were hard at first but I got the hang of it pretty quickly.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Wonder Portrait and Precept

This my Wonder portrait and precept. My precept says "Follow your dreams. It may be a long journey, but the path is right in front of you." It means do what you want to do because you have the capabilities to do it. 

Precious McKenzie

Walt: edit my Precious McKenzie work independently to identify errors and get my work ready for my Book Creator publishing publishing.

This my book creator book. Click the link to read my book about Precious McKenzie.
This activity was about rereading our book and editing. Every time we did a question we had go back and edit it. This was very fun, because when we met Precious McKenzie we knew a lot about him. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Kindness Poem

Walt:Use new words the suit my acrostic poem

I was able find words the were kind words to go in my kindness poem.  I was also able to look in a thesaurus to change my words into new words that I have not used in my writing before.

Next time I will try to write an acrostic poem with more new words to make my writing more advanced.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

John Pule Art

This is my art reflection for my John Pule Art.  every class is  doing a presentation on how they made their art for the school art exhibition.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


In the story Patina by Jason Reynolds. it talks about Diabetes. In this activity we had to find 5 facts about diabetes. t was Hard to find facts that I understood. 

Ghost Speech Bubble

We did this really cool activity in class. We had to pretend that we were Ghost from the story by Jason Reynolds. We had to write four things that we thought Ghost was thinking before the running Race. I really enjoyed this activity. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Walt:use a calculator correctly

I was able to make five useful facts about calculators.

Next time I can put more info in my facts to make them more understandable.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Ghost Maths

Walt: Use a calculator accurately

I was able to go on to the rebel sport website and find some things to use to ad up to $2000 with a calculator.

Next time I can have less money and I can add it up without a calculator to make it harder.

My Speech

Walt : deliberately choose words to create an effect on the audience

I was able to write a speech with a lot of persuasive words to make my speech have a larger effect on the audience.

My next step is to put more persuasive words in all of my writing not just my speeches.

Thursday, 17 August 2017


Walt: make a prediction based on  the cover and blurb of Ghost by Jason Reynolds.

Learning Reflection 

I was able to look at the cover and pictures with the runner to make a prediction about why I think this story is about a boy and what he gets up to running and what I think the story will be about.  I was also able to read the blurb and make a new prediction on what I think the story is about. 

Next time I will look for more detail to make my prediction more justified.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Walt: Understand that people celebrate in different ways.
We had to find a group and make a acrostic poem spelling out dance.
It was hard to find the dances because it had to be a dance people celebrate with.      

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Usain Bolt

Walt: Locate and evaluate information on the internet about Usain Bolt.

I was able to read the internet to find five facts about Olympic Medalist Usain Bolt. It was really fun and easy to search up Usain Bolt because he is really cool and interesting.

Next time I think I could do better by looking for more interesting facts to write down that not everyone else has found.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Matariki - Moon Phases

Walt: Accurately identify and organise the phases of the moon

I learnt the order of the cycle of the moon and that there is 8 phase. Matariki always happens after the first full moon after the winter solstice so the moon cycle is very important.

Next time I can look out side to see if I am accurate.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Queens Birthday

Walt: Understand passing on messages is important so we can understand why we celebrate

I was Able to get  into groups of three and decided if we were going to investigate
 Queens Birthday,Boxing Day,Labor Day or Easter we chose Queens birthday because we didn't know much about it.  In my group was Nadia,Sienna and I.  We had to Find Who,What,When,Where and How about queens birthday.

Next time I can find out more information about Queens birthday that I dont know.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Bridge To Terabithia Venn Diagram

Walt: Compare and contrast characteristics in a Venn Diagram 

Learning Reflection

I was able to Compare Jesse and Leslie to see what is the same and what is different.

Next time I can see if I can find more characteristics the are the same and different. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A-Z Celebrations

This is a A-Z of Celebrations we had to find a celebration for every letter in the alphabet

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Around The World Birthdays

This is something we did for inquire we found out what different country's do to celebrate birthdays

Monday, 29 May 2017

Bridge to Terabithia

Walt: Make predictions based on the cover and blurb

Learning Reflection

I was able to look for similarities on the cover and I was able to make predictions by looking for key words in the blurb. 

Next time will  look for more key words so I can make my predictions more accurate.  I will also look for more similarities on the cover.   

Quotation Marks

Walt : use a wide range of advanced punctuation correctly

Learning Reflection

I was able to identify where the quotation marks were supposed to go and if they were being put in the right place e.g when the person is speaking AKA before and after. I also was able to identify if the right punctuation was put before the end of the quotation marks.

Next time I need to identify when someone is talking and when someone is reporting something.

Maths Problems

Walt : use a variety of multiplacation strategies to solve multiplacation problems

Learning Reflection

To do this I needed to expand numbers, understand my basic facts,use soldiers, ad 2 and 3 digit numbers and use brackets to solve problems. I also was able to identify what numbers I needed to double and what numbers I needed to halve.

Next time I can do better by making harder problems to do rounding and compensating, Place Value and Doubling and Halving. I can also use my brackets so people can understand my work better.

1967 and 2017 birthdays

WALT: compare and contrast birthdays

This year for inquire we are learning about celebrations because it is the schools 50th birthday.
We are comparing what they did at birthday parties in 1967 compared to 2017 and what some similarities are.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


W.a.l.t: Find and summaries information by choosing the most important information in a text and linking it back to the topic.

Learning Reflection 

I was able to summaries information by choosing the most important information in the text. To get the most important information I skimmed and scanned all 6 paragraphs 

Next time I will find information that is more important I will also put my information in my own words.  

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Yellow Spotted Lizards-Internet

W.a.l.t find and summarize information by choosing the most important information in a text

Learning Reflection 

I was able to make a Venn diagram from the most important information in the text.  

Next time I will Summarize more information from the text 

Did You Ever Poem

W.a.l.t use a thesaurus to make precise and interesting language choices.  

Learning Reflection 

I was able to use a thesaurus to change some words to make my writing more interesting like heart pumping to heart pounding!!!!! 

Next time I will use a thesaurus in other pieces of work to change words and make my writing more interesting. 

Camp MERC Acrostic Poem

W.a.l.t edit and revise my Camp Merc writing for clarity and impact in response to feedback 

Learning Reflection     

I did not make changes to my poem.

Next time I am going to sit next to someone that can give me feedback to make my writing better and I will look for the squiggly red line so I can fix my spelling.  

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Reading-New Vocabulary

Walt : actively seek to extend my knowledge of new vocabulary

Learning Reflection

I am able to have my post-it notes with me every time I read so I can write new words down

Next time I can have my laptop in front of me so I can put the word directly in my word clarification sheet.

Thursday, 9 March 2017


This is my certificate for completing 3 days at Camp MERC
we did 9 activities these are they activities we did 

  • Archery 
  • Abseiling 
  • Sailing 
  • Canoeing 
  • Climbing 
  • Stack,em 
  • Surfing
  • Giants Ladder 
  • Tree Clime
It was really fun and i cant wait to do some of the things we did at camp but do them out side of camp.  

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

My Kenning Poem

W.A.L.T distinguish between relevant and irrelevant  ideas for my purpose, distinguish between relevant and irrelevant  ideas for my Kenning Poem

I was able to use detail to change my irrelevant ideas to make relevant ideas.
I was able to edit my work to make my writing ore about me.
Next time I can use more WOW words and detail so I can write more.


Walt : display data on histogram, tally chart
Walt : interpret information from histograms and tally marks eg. medium, mode, range, mean

We got this information from the scramble scores in our welcome post.

I was able to do the mode easily the mode was the easiest. For me the mean was the hardest. I think I need to improve on mean and medium.

  • The mode for the first name scores was 8.
  • The mode for the last name were 11
  • The mode for the full name scores was 22
  • The Range for the first name scores 4-20
  • The Range for the last name scores 2-21
  • The Range for the full name scores was 9-31

The mode is the most common number the most popular. The mean is another word for average. The median is is when you put the numbers in order from least to greatest and circle the number or numbers in the middle

The Smart frog video helped a lot. At first I did not know what mean median and mode where before this.

Next time would like to do this again but collecting different Data.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

45 Letter Sounds

Walt : use different spelling patterns and strategies to increase my word knowledge.

There are 45 letters sounds in the English language.  Sometimes these sounds are made by one letter and sometimes they are a made by a group of letters together.  Learning these letter sounds will help me spell unknown tricky words and increase my word knowledge.

Friday, 10 February 2017

House Captain Speech = Resilience

Today I stood up in front of my house and said my house captain speech.  I demonstrated resilience because I was nerves but I kept on trying.  

Friday, 3 February 2017

Welcome Post

This year I am feeling exited because we are going to camp and we have a new way of learning called PB4L and all the new opportunities like House Captain, Pier Mediator...

My goals this year are...

  • To get 100 gold ticks 
  • To receive the Carolyn Osborne Trophy
  • to become a pier Mediator
  • To get the sportsmanship award 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

10 Things About Me

Walt : use advanced punctuation

We have learning how to use bullet points correctly in my 10 Things About Me slideshow.  I learnt you need to :
  • Place the bullet point in the margin.
  • Use a capital letter after the bullet point.
  • If you have written a sentence, end it with a punctuation eg. fullstop.
  • Bullet points are used to create lists.
  • Find the bullet points icon on the right hand side at top of the tool bar called bullet lists.
  • You have to be in a text box to find the bullet points 
Next time I will try and use bullet points in more of writing.

Can you guess which of my information is true and which is a lie ?