Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Science Food Web (End Perspective)

Description: Over the past two weeks, Finis and I have been working on a Science Food Web about the Amazon. We would like to present our food web to The World, so here it is.

Our Food Web.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Kapa Haka Portfolio Sample (Tauira Kapa Haka Portfolio)

Description: Each Monday, we do something called 'Kapa Haka', which is a session where we learn about the Maori culture, sing sons, dance and the boys do a Haka. This is to protect the Maori Language and learn the Language.

Big Idea: 
At kapahaka I enjoy learning the words for the songs, because I am part Maori and it teaches me stuff about NZ before Europeans came.

I am most proud of having the ability to preform to an audience, because when I was 5, I was very shy, so I am glad I can preform now.

I find doing the karaka challenging because everyone is speaking, and I can only hear bla bla bla.

I am managing this challenge by sometimes lip sinking it, and also trying to say it both at home and kapahaka.

A personal goal for me is to get others around the globe to learn the Maori Language and Saving the Maori Language.

Our school wide focus this term has been around showing excellence. I show this at kapahaka by doing the actions and helping others do it as well.

Feedback: I like how you put in about your feelings and you have been honest.
Feedforward: I think you should work on not to forget some words of the songs sometimes because sometimes in Kapahaka I can here you forgetting some words. #Houston

Monday, 15 June 2015

New NZ Flag

Description: In New Zealand, there will be a vote this year for a new flag. One reason we might get a new flag is that we aren't ruled by England anymore. I have chosen a flag to say why I like it.

The New NZ Flag that I want

The reason I want this flag is 1. It doesn't have anything about UK, 2. It has the silver fern with the four stars and last, It represent's a bit of the country's history.

If you are in New Zealand, vote for a new flag, and hope that this flag wins!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Writing Portfolio Sample

Description: This term we chose a goal to focus on in Writing. I chose Sentences, because my writing doesn't have a mix of long and short sentences.

Big Idea: A complex sentence is a sentence with an independent and a dependent clause. This is an example: Tane is a boy, with brown eyes. To make sure it is a complex sentence, you need to add a comma in the correct place.

Feedback:I liked how you added heaps of complex sentences.
Feedforward: I can't find any feedforward. #Finis

Evaluation: I like that I added quite a few complex sentences. Next time I could add 1 or 2 per paragraph/

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Maths Portfolio Sample

Description: In maths this term we have been learning about different addition and subtraction strategies. My maths teacher is Ebony.

Big Idea: We have been learning different strategies. I have learned Rounding & Compensating, which is a strategy where you make a tidy number, e.g, 42+69, you would add one to the 69, to make it 70. So you know that 70+42=112-1=111, because you need to get the one from somewhere. I have also learned the Reversibility strategy, and that is you have a question like 67-23=?, and you add it to get the answer. So 23+?=67. 23+40=63+4=67. 40+4=44, so 67-23=44.

Feedback: I like how in the big idea you put all the questions and put the answer in and you said how you worked them out. #Houston.
Feedforward: Maybe next time you could not put all the answers down and just put the questions because they can work them out themselves and it is quite confusing when you look at it. #Houston.

Evaluation: I like how I explained that something didn't work. Next time I could write down neater.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Science Portfolio Sample

Description: A few weeks ago, we had some science tasters to see what we wanted to do in science. We went to Troy's Science Taster about Food Chains and Webs, Suzanne's Taster about the Digestive System, and Ebony's Taster about Animals. Then was the hard bit, choosing!!! The reason this was hard was because we had to have 2 choices, but I got my first choice, Troy Science Taster.

Big Idea: We have been learning about different animals and plants habitats. We have also found out if we took away the sun, nothing would survive, so we need to rely on the sun. Here is one example, beef. The beef comes from cows, cows eat grass, and grass needs the sun to survive. If the sun dissapears, the grass stops growing, the cows wil die from hunger, and there will be no beef in the world what so ever!!! So really, we need to rely on the sun to survive. 

Feedback/Feedforward: I really like how much detail you put into your description and your big idea. Next time I think you could add a little more to your Evaluation and just make the picture a little clearer. 

Evaluation: I think I really explained my Lunchbox Food Web quite well, it has everything that I ate. Next time I could spread the poster out more so it is not so cramped.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Reading Portfolio Sample

Description: Each week in Poutama, we have been expected to do 3 Tic-Tac-Toes (which are activities that we can do, 2 must does, and 1 can do. This week, week 7, has been different. We have no workshops, and 1 Tic-Tac-Toe to do, so we can have time for our post. My goal has been comprehension.

Success Criteria:
1. In workshops we have been learning to make text to text connections. Text to text is a piece of text which is similar to another piece of text.
2. Text to world is one piece of text to the world similar.
3. Text to self connections is something in a piece of text similar to you.

My Tic-Tac-Toe was "Just Like Me", which is an activity where you draw a character from a book, and you write things which are the same about your book character.

Feedback/Feedforward: I like your drawing and your connections but maybe add more Ideas. Houston
Evaluation: I really like how I explained myself with Greg Heffley, we are really similar, but maybe to similar.