when: Tuesday and Wednesday.
what: I made a game on scratch. The game was about a maze with lava walls and you have to get to the safe zone(green). When you complete it it says you win - have an ice cream!
I was proud of being able to do the coding to get it to work. Now I would like to be able to code harder levels.
Friday, 4 November 2016
Friday, 21 October 2016
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Friday, 12 August 2016
Word Study - Blog 1 term 3
I am learning to understand how words are formed using roots, prefixes and suffixes.
I have learned that words that have the root hydra- and aqua- mean water. For example aquamarine is a type of water blueish color with green.
I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example a spectator who watches someone or something.
Now what?I feel that I have a (good) understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect-
Friday, 8 July 2016
Friday, 20 May 2016
IALT: develop my reading comprehension skills
Recently I took an asTTle reading test. I read a number of texts and answered a range of questions to check my understanding and comprehension. The aim is to take a test at a level where I will make some errors so that I can identify what I need to work on to be a more successful reader.
I have looked at the results of my test and identified 3 goals for this term.
My reading goals are:
 Consistently read to understand the meaning of a text
 Make a conclusion or an assumption
 Know what different words mean
# 1 and 2 are about understanding the text, especially by thinking about the text more ‘deeply’.
# 3 is about developing my vocabulary and being able to use the information around a difficult word to make sense of it.
You can help me with  and  by asking me about the book I am reading at home;
- about the characters, setting, plot and resolution (fiction)
- Get me to explain why I believe the characters have acted in certain ways and how this influences the plot and outcome of the story
- Ask me to make a conclusion about different aspects of the story and encourage me to make assumptions about characters, events, moods and what might have happened in the text if the character [s] acted, behaved, made different choices.
You can help me with  by;
- encouraging me to explain in my own words what I think a word means
- helping me to identify parts of a word that might help explain its meaning (e.g., in submarine the ‘sub’ means under so that will help with making an educated guess about the meaning of the word
- encourage me to come up with words that have a similar meaning, or look in a thesaurus for words with similar (synonyms) and opposite meanings (antonyms).
Friday, 13 May 2016
This week I am reflecting on one of my writing goals
IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to:
* use a variety of sentence starters
This week I have been focusing on how to write a drop-in clause
Here is an example of a drop-in clause
Mr Forman is our teacher.
He loves his red car.
Mr Forman, who is our teacher, loves his red car.
Mr Forman is the subject of the sentence.
We change ‘He’ to ‘who’
We place commas around the clause we ‘drop-in’
Here are two examples of a drop-in clause that I have created.
 Ashton, who likes rugby, is awesome.
 The footballer, who played for the Crusaders, was kicking the ball.
I rate my understanding level at 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
My confidence level with using these types of sentences independently in my writing is
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
my writing goals
IALT: improve my writing by learning how to
*organise my writing into paragrphs
*use a variety of sentence starters
*Use the correct language feayre of a narrative - dialogue
use a variety of sentence starters
to help me with this goal i am useing a 'sentence starter menu'
it will help my writing to be more interting and to hook the reader in more.
Friday, 15 April 2016
We have been learning about what our body needs to stay happy and healthy as part of life education truck visit that came to school.
I learned that there are many different names for sugar.
More than 10 gm of sugar per 100gm serving is not good for you. Mint slice biscuits had way more than 10gm. I had popcorn which had 0.7gm per 100gm. But it had a lot of sodium which is the name for salt.
Friday, 11 March 2016
this is the book i am currently reading as part of my reading goal which is to be able to read for longer periods of time retain meaning
i liked the book because it is awesome and its about spys.
my goal is to read a variety of genre.this book is genre
the next genre im ggoing to read is more zac power