Sunday, July 1, 2018

WALT use dialogue in our writing

Focuses for writing this week
Explanation in my own words.
Where do speech marks go
before and after the talking part
How to put in other punctuation
they go before the last speech mark, like on the inside like this "ahh!" 
When to start a new line or when to keep writing
if its one person - you keep writing.
if its two or more people - you put each reply on a new line.
Different words for ‘said’
Asked, replied, responded, yelled, screamed, shouted, mumbled, said, muttered, gasped, panting, chuckled, thought, told, uttered, continued, whispered
Adding adverbs
Responded politely, asked politely, screamed angrily,

“Who can I pick on?” asked Miss Ashley.
“Me” replied Timote.

“How was your day?” asked Hope.
“Great, thank you” replied Miss Ashley.

“How was your weekend” asked Dwyane.
“It was good” responded Havea.

If more than one person is talking, you put the reply underneath.
Mary was a beautiful girl who was wearing her long black hair in two plaits. She asked her mum, “can I go to the pools today?”.
“Why do you want to go” mum replied.
“It’s hot and I want to cool off”.
“Fine then”

If it’s only one person, you keep going.
Little red riding hood walked along the dirt path and thought to herself “I’m getting hungry”. She had walked a looooonng way but the thought of warm apple pie when she got to grandma’s house kept her going.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Co-constructing a narrative

Title: Room 7  Co-constructed narrative
Labels: writing

House on fire
Hear sirens going off - firemen are coming
Put the fire out with water hosesImage result for fire house
Smoke is strong
Problem - there might be people inside?!
PS4 is still inside. - valuables
Clothes are inside.
Might be cats or dogs inside

Playing fortnite- little boy poured water on the plug.
Little boy - craig. Blonde hair, 1 metre high, 8 years old, freckles, brown eyes, short curly hair, fortnite t shirt, drinking water, laughed and dropped the cup, or got angry, screamed.

Fire in the house
One sunny beautiful Saturday Craig was playing Fornite with his friend Jack. They had been playing all day long.
Craig was a 8 year old boy with blonde, curly hair and chocolate brown eyes. He was wearing his favourite turquoise Fornite shirt and seafoam pants. Jack was 9 and had jet black hair and bright blue eyes. The two boys were playing Fornite in the lounge at Craig’s house. The lounge looked like a pigsty, with stinky socks, pizza boxes and mountain dew cans everywhere.
Craig was sooo engrossed in his game. He leapt out of the bus, pressed X and landed on one of the houses. Craigs thumbs and fingers were starting to ache from playing for sooo long without a break. Jack thought a glass of water might wake him up, so he went to get his friend a cool glass of icy water. He was just strolling back into the messy lounge, when he heard Craig scream “OHHH YEAH HEADSHOT!”. It gave Jack such a fright that he dropped the glass of water, and “Oh no!” he screamed, it tipped straight onto the electrical plug. Craig sniffs “sniff sniff”, “I can smell smoke, is the oven on?”. Jack yells “THERE’S A FIRE, HELP!”. Craig finally looks up from his game to see that the PS4 caught on fire! Craig thought to himself “Dang it, I was about to win!”. The two boys rushed outside leaving all their valuables behind.
Jack ran to the neighbours house and asked to borrow Lucy’s phone. “HELP HELP OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE!”. Craig could hear the sirens of the fire engines getting closer and closer. Jack and Craig tried to comfort each other, but they were panicking so much and couldn’t hear each other over the sirens and blaring smoke alarms. The firetrucks arrived and extinguish the flames in 1 long hour.
The two boys felt depressed. Their game was over, and they didn’t win. And now… their house was destroyed.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Learning how to label diagrams

Today we got given a plain picture and we had to label it. 
This is what we came up with.

We are learning how to label a diagram because we are learning about information reports. In those, it is good to have a labelled diagram to help explain what you are talking about.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sailing trip!

Some of our class was very lucky and we got to go on a free sailing trip!
Here are some pictures!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Researching the solar system and co-creating an information report

Facts about space

Solar system
  • Where there  8 are planets that orbit the sun.
  • Their are also 5 dwarf planets in the solar system called Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea.
  • The planets move in different directions and it take them long days to spin around the sun .
  • There are gas giants and rocky planets.
  • The rocky planets are mercury ,venus, mars and earth
  • The gas giants are jupiter, saturn, neptune and uranus.
  • There is an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is made of rocks

The sun
  • The sun is a star and it made out of solar energy from Hydrogen gas.
  • The sun is the biggest thing in our solar system so it has the biggest gravitational force.  
  • The sun’s gravity keeps the planets orbiting at a particular distance away. The orbit pattern is almost circle. like an egg shape.
  • The sun gives off solar energy and gives us light and heat.
  • The outside of the sun is not the hottest part but the core.
  • The sun is a ball of gas.
  • The sun give light and heat for earth to grow food and keep warm

  • Mercury is the closest to the sun and takes 8
  • 88 days to go around the sun.0
  • Mercury is one of the rocky planet and it is the closest planet to the sun.
  • No moon.

  • Venus looks brighter than any star in the night sky.
  • It is 108 million km away from the sun.
  • Because venus is close to the it orbits faster.
  • Venus has no moons.
  • One day on venus is 5,832 earth hours.
  • Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system because it does not calm down at night even though mercury is closer it calms down
  • at night

  • is more than 4 billion years old. The first living thing were tiny simple creatures called bacteria. Over billions of years they changed into bigger more complex creatures such as jellyfish.  Earth has 1 moon
  • Earth is the only planet with living life.
  • Earth has only 1 moon.
  • Earth has a lot of gravity because it has living life
  • One day on earth is 24 hours
  • Earth is 4.543 billion years old this year

  • Mars is red because it’s the most dusty/rusty planet.
  • Mars has only 2 moons that orbit mars.
  • The atmosphere on mars is too thin to breathe, and violent dust storms sometimes howl across its surface.
  • People have built homes all over the earth. More than half the word deserts.
  • Jupiter is the biggest planet  there is in the solar system .
  • Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but Enjoy amazing trivia and have fun learning about the planets found in our Solar System. Interesting , two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.
  • Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.
  • ( Distance from the sun ) 886 million miles
  • From the sun. ( 1.4 billion km )\
  • The size of saturn saturn is about 235,300 miles
  • ( 378,700 ) around its middle. That's more than nine
  • Times bigger than Earth middle.
  • Saturn ring is made out of dust and rocks
  • Saturn has 62 confirmed moons.

  • Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. While being visible to the naked eye, it was not recognised as a planet due to its dimness and slow orbit.
  • Uranus became the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope. Uranus is tipped over on its side with an axial tilt of 98 degrees.
  • Uranus has 27 moons orbiting uranus.

  • This the last  planet it is one of the biggest planet  it is so far from the sun so it is so cold like ice block.
  • Neptune is the farest planet from the sun and it is also a gas giant planet
  • Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. bright-blue neptune cold. It is windy and icy there.  
The solar system

How does the solar system work?
Our solar system is made of one sun and 8 planets. The planets move in different directions and it take them long days to spin around the sun.

The sun
The sun is a star which is a big ball of Hydrogen gas. The sun is the biggest thing in our solar system so it has the biggest gravitational force.  The sun’s gravity keeps the planets orbiting at a particular distance away. The orbit pattern is almost circle, like an egg shape.
The sun gives off solar energy and gives us light and heat. The surface of the sun is 5,778 k And the core of the sun is 27 million degrees f* and 15 million degrees c*. The sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. The sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8 percent of the  solar system's mass and is roughly 109 times the diameter of the Earth — about one million Earths could fit inside the sun. The of the sun. It is 4.6 Billion Years old.The smallest stars around are the tiny red dwarfs.

There are 8 planets and 5 dwarf planets in our solar system. They planets can be sorted into two categories - rocky planets and gas giants. There is an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is made of rocks.

Rocky Planets
The rocky planets are Mercury ,Venus, Mars and Earth. They are closest to the sun. They are small because they are close to the sun and do not grow bigger like the gas giant planets..

Gas Giants
The gas giants are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus.  They are called gas giants because they are made of gas and their gigantic.
The Gas Giant are also made of some rocky material.

Dwarf planets
Their are also 5 dwarf planets in the solar system called Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. They are not planets anymore because they are too small for a moon to orbit. They are still part of our solar system.



Today we went on a class trip to Stardome!

We learnt about the Sun..

The planets..


We did a quiz using Ipads. We had to go around the foyer and find all the answers to space questions.

We got to pretend to be on the moon!

We also got to go in the Planetarium and watch a movie in the Dome. It was about a boy robot and his dog, who accidently go for a trip to the moon and sun. On the moon, the robot dog chased a rock into the 'shadowy' part of the moon and he froze! Thats how cold it is on the 'dark' side of the moon.

We had a great trip!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Learning about information reports!

Evidence of our learning this week

The kids came up with all of these features of information reports. Even the idea that pictures/illustrations and diagrams are similar, but diagrams must have labels. Woo!

Examples of student labelling digitally.

Examples of the added 'explain and example' sentences -

Written by Timote and Isaia.
Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world.Because you can do like anything with it and it cheap for example you can make a
  1. milkshake
  2. A cake
  3. Ice cream
  4. Bread
If You wanted to measure time you could use a watch , clock , hourglass or even a sundial.
This is a clock you can find it in your house and if you look at it you can tell the time  because there is two of sicks on the clock a short and a long the short one tells the HR and the long on tells the minute that is one strategy but in the world there are a loads. You might say why because it is eazy and you must have one of them.

  1. in your house
  2. In a community hall
  3. In your family house
 On Thursday we did the sorting activity. All the groups could organise the sentences into the correct SEE structure. Some needed reminding what an introduction and conclusion were, but got there in the end.
Link to co-created checklist.

Link to writing done together!

Friday, May 4, 2018