Category: Hanga | Create

Legends of Learning

This week’s assignment for Inquiry was on Legends of Learning.  First task was about caring for different type of animals (plant, herbivorous and carnivorous), providing them with water & food for each one of them.  Then the next task was about the different stages of matter (Liquid, Solid, Vapour & gas. The last task was about identifying decisions involving income, spending, saving, credit, and charitable giving – this is a hint at what our inquiry topic is next term.

Term 3 Review

In LS1, this term was filled with thrilling things like swimming & the canopy opening.

Thinking back on the final few months, I’m so happy when we have swimming every single thursday.

I’ve been busy working with all different  subjects, but the top bit about Term 3 for me was scientist because we had to observe our jar of dancing raisins. 


When it comes to reading, my favourite text I read was “super salmon” and what I most enjoyed reading was SACAWACing  words certainly from our spelling list and some ones that aren’t on our spelling list.


Writing was super fun, especially when I got to write my speech about the topic I picked.

My favourite task in writing this term was basic narrative elements because I had to make my own DLO about it.


In Maths, I especially enjoyed when we learnt about written algorithms because of the strategy we had to use to answer equations. 


For our special Inquiry experiments, I really enjoyed observing a jar of dancing raisins because we had to make the jar of dancing raisins are selfs.


In P.E. (Physical Education), I had a blast participating in swimming because I learnt how to float & use scaling hands.


But you know what? I also discovered some areas where I can get even better.  Like in reading I can get better at reading at higher levels.

While I loved writing, I’ve noticed I need to work on speech writing.

Maths was interesting, but I want to get better at my times table.

In our special projects, I realised I need to work on observing the little details as well.

In P.E I think I could improve on is sportsmanship towards others.


Looking forward to the next term, I’m excited about the film festival.


To sum it up, this term was busy because of the things that needed to be done, and I’m thankful for good things that happened.

Thinking about what I liked and what I can improve helps me understand more things.

I can’t wait to see what the next term brings, and I’m ready to learn.

01. Smart Surfing Basics: Keywords

Today for cybersmart we are learning to find keywords about our topic.

First I had to write four questions about our topic and then highlight the words that are most important to our topic in each question.

Then I had to type my keywords below and add any extras that i could think of.

Lastly I had to choose one of my questions and use the keywords from that question to search for information.  The words you type into the google search bar are called a query.

I did good at answering the questions but what I didn’t do good at was adding more details.

I enjoyed it beacuse I had to add my own questions.

Moari Gods

This week for inquiry learnt about the maori gods.

First I had to reasearch and after my researching using the resources provided I had to complete the tasks on each slide individually.  On Slide 11, I had to create something of the following as I can have 2- 3 people helping me.

Then I had to answer a KWL chart.

what I know already about Ngā Ātua Māori. What I want to know about Ngā Ātua Māori?  And lastly After I complted my project, what have I learned?

Lastly I had to make a copy of a task and relink it when I have completed it.  The task was to place the different pictures/Names with their correct Māori Ātua.  The I had to answer a story comprehension adn lastly I had to make a DLO.

I approve on answering the questions but I didn’t approve on was finishing the slides faster.

I enjoyed it because I had to make a DLO at the end.


Changing Matter

This week for reading we learnt about the importance of matter.

First we had to answer the following questions before I had to read the text read the text “Changing Matter”.  Then I had to answer the questions at the end of the text then I had to come back to these slides and work through them one by one.

Then I had to use the vocabulary in the word bank to answer the questions.  And when I was almost done I had to answer an  COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS.

Lastly I had to create a DLO that shows and explains “Changing Matter”. 

I approve answering the questions. I need to approve adding detail.

I enjoyed making the DLO at the end.

Personal Space

Today for PB4L we were discussing about personal space.

First we discussed about how some people feel about some invading thier bubble and also about other places that you need and can give personal space to others.

Then  we had to make a DLO of the following :

Create a list of spaces that we would need to be considerate of others in.

Make a catchy jingle or poem that encourages perosnal space

Lastly I showed my teacher then bloged it.

I approve on making this DLO but what I didn’t do good at was adding more detail.

I enjoyed making this because I could design the DLO how I liked it.

HPE swimming

Yesterday for HPE we went swimming.

first we had to get everying to be perpared for school.  after that we went to the hall to wait with the LS2 for the bus.

Then we arivved at the pools, before we put our swimming bags away we had to get changed then we went into our groups and then and swimming teachers started teaching ways to swim.

Lastly we were finished then got our bags and changed before we got on the bus and went back to school.

I did good at was listening to my swimming teacher. What I didn’t do good at was swimming.

I enjoyed it because I like swimming.

Extra work – Basic facts

This week we had to fill in our must do list to 120 so im bloging this extra piece of work.

I did good at answering the question but what I didn’t do good at was doning times and subtractions.

I enjoyed it because it was to do with maths.

Aztec Attack – Response to text

This week we did reading about the Aztecs.

First we had to highlight the words on a google doc.  After that we had to read the whole story.

Then we had to make a copy of the response to texts slides and answer each question on every slides.

Lastly I hat to make a scene from the story on a DLO then put in on the slides.

I did good at making my DLO on the scene but what I didn’t do good at was answering the questions on the slides.

I enjoyed it because it involved creating a scene from the story.