Sunday, 29 March 2015

Marae Storytelling

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.

The Big Idea: I shared my story called "Where do Humans come From". The Maōri culture do 'Storytelling', either to tell children how things work, or they tell a warning story. I told a Scientific story. I had to think iof something that SOUNDS scientific, but isn't. I decided to do "Where do humans come from?"

Evaluation: I think I was very original when I had the idea, I haven't  heard anyone talking about it, I haven't seen anyone preform it. Next time I can work on not doing everything like a million times.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Ability to Act T1

We had to make a little 30 second (or lower) movie about our Ability To Act, instead of standing around, doing nothing. We used a video called 'Stuck behind an Escalator' to start us up.

The Big Idea:
We did this so others could get a message to act, For Example, Let's say that someone is stuck on the first branch and there was a ladder to get down. That person would still be stuck in the tree and not looking down at the ladder. You would think that the person should just look down and come down, but they didn't.

Evaluation: I think that we managed to record it effectilly, we had a few bloopers and then we managed to make the final video in about an hour. I think that next time we could have different places where the camera could go.

Feedback: I think you did good at speaking to the camera
Feedforward: Next time you should move the camera closer.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Te Ahu a Turanga Noho Marae

Description: 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.

Big Idea:  
1. Did you achieve your goals? How do you know?
I think I achieved my goal to be able to walk the Manawatu Gorge, because I didn't stop, and I kept saying "Never Give Up!!!". I am sure to say that I did sleep OK, because I predicted that I sleep for about 5 hours in total. I found it hard to sleep because I wasn't used to sleeping with 60 other people.

2. What are you most proud of from the marae stay and why?
I am most proud of being able to do the Manawatu Gorge Walk, because I am not a fan of exercising at all, so being able to do the walk was really new to me, and I enjoyed it. 

3. What challenged you the most and why?
The String Games challenged me the most, because I had to get my fingers used to the string. It a lot of time, but after about 1 hour, I could do it.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Shape's with Troy

Description: We have been learning about Geometry for Maths for the past few weeks. We looked at all the different types of shapes and in particular triangles. We have learnt that there are 4 different types of triangles and we created something to share our understanding about each of them.

The Big Idea: I have been working with Houston to create a poster about Triangles, so others who haven't been in our group learning with us, they can look at it and understand.

Evaluation: I think we did well with explaining how many even sides and angles the triangles have. I think we could improve on saying what angles are on what side.

Feedback: I think you did good at making it big and bold and I like how you have a title and I know the four different triangles. 
Feedforward: I think you could stick with 2 colors because there are lots of colors. #Jake😃

Monday, 2 March 2015

Star Reading Test

Description: We did a test The Government set us called 'Star Test', which is a test on our reading to see how we are doing. I got a Stanine 8 in total. We get compared with other students in the country as well.
The Big Idea: My goal is to improve on my Comprehension. I will improve this by if I don't understand a word in a book, look it up in a dictionary and if I don't understand it in the dictionary, I will ask someone else or look it up on my device.