Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Te Ahu a Turanga Noho Marae

In week 7, we had an overnight stay at the local Marae in Woodville.  We were immersed in Maori culture and participated in a range of activities.  We set two goals to focus on during our stay.


We had to make a book mark about the Marae and what we did.
I did mine about the Marae and the face of the Marae and the 
gorge walk the we went on. 

Big Idea:  
1.  Did you achieve your goals?  How do you know? I think I achieve my goal because made 2 new friends. 

2.  What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why? Achieving the stilts because I have never done them before. 

3.  What challenged you the most and why?

Sunday, 22 March 2015


We have been learning about transformation.  We have specifically learnt that...

  • translation is when an object slides in any direction;
  • rotation is when an object is turned around a central point;
  • reflection is when an object is flipped and has a line of symmetry.

Our challenge was to design a car badge that contained at least one of these aspects of transformation.   


Big Idea:

I like how you have made sure the owls are showing reflection but next time you should make the s's  show reflecton. but otherwise it's awesome - Aria

I think I could improve on adding more detail in my coloring. Next time I will add something like rotation-Aria

Monday, 9 March 2015

Story Telling

Purpose: create a story to share orally

Description: Oral storytelling is a Maori tradition. We have been planning our own story to tell on the Marae in Week 7.
Success Criteria: 

  • Between 1 and 2 minutes long
  • Using your voice to make sounds effects
  • Using your whole body to make actions
  • Use your face to tell a story through facial expression
  • Knowing the story, knowing the setting
  • Get the picture into your listener’s head
  • Stay in character - keep your composure.
  • Audience participation
  • Unique and original (Hook your audience)
  • The Big Idea: My story is about 2 girls and one girl brags all the time. Then they grow up the girl who brags lived by her self with her 2 cats. The other girl live with her 2 kids and husband.
    Here is my link to my video, hope you like it!!!

    Feedback/Feedfoward: You did really well next time you could work on specking a bit louder but other than that you did really well -Tabitha

    Evaluation: I think I could work on adding a bit more detail and more actions. I need to speak a bit louder.

    Monday, 2 March 2015

    Stuck Movie

    Description: We had to make a video showing someone not acting. I had to work with Sophie W Hanna K myself (Sophie B). We mad this from the normal video, stuck on an esculater.(If you want to see it its on poutama blog its very fun. Feedback and Feedforward: Wow Sophie I like your movie because you have time laps of you spinning round on the chair.  

    Criteria: (Content)
    1. Video - 30 seconds long, time is limited.
    2. Scenario - Show someone being stuck and not using the ability to act.
    3. Clear Message - Short sharp clip. Can the watcher get the point of your video?
    4. Unique - Coming up with something funny that gets a laugh from others.
    5. Time Passing - Do you need to show time passing in your clip to emphasise your message.

    Criteria: (Movie)

    1. Light - Make sure the sun isn’t creating a hard to see clip.
    2. Voice Volume - Needs to be louder than other background volume eg Noise, Kids.
    3. Frame - What’s in the frame to make your message obvious.
    4. Steady Hands - Make sure the camera is still.

    Feedback and Feedforward: Wow Sophie I like your movie because you have time laps of you spinning round on the chair. 

    My Reading Goal

    In class we did a star test. We used our results to form a reading goal.

    Big Idea: My goal for reading is Comprehension.
    This means to understand more of what I read.
    I need to make a picture or metal image

    Here is a photo of my star test.