Book Day

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Who’s your favourite book character and why?

On Wednesday we had a book day,we could dress up as our favorite book character.I dressed up as Pippi LongStockings.Pippi LongStockings is a kind little girl who is funny and cares about other people,she has a monkey she carries around.I like Pippi because she has a cool sense of humor and she is funny to read about.

Right Whale


     Right Whale

These baleen mammals are very unique in their own way with their V shaped BlowHole.

What does the Right Whale look like?
The Right Whale is black with white spots they are big around about  40,000 – 70,00 kg  they also look friendly.

What does the right whale eat?
The Right Whale eats about 2000 krill a day.

How much does the right whale weigh?
The Right Whale weighs around about 50,000-80,000kg that is a lot for a whale.

What is the right whale’s biggest threat?
The Right Whale’s biggest threat would be the Beach because if the whale gets stranded it can't just swim back into the water wouldn’t be  easy. The whale would just be lying there and people would try and keep the whale wet.

How many right whales are left in the world?
Two species are left in the world of the right whales, the species are Northern Pacific and Southern Right Whale.

Where are the right whales found?
They are found mainly in Eubalaena, North Atlantic and the  Atlantic Ocean.

Why is the right whale called the Right Whale?
It was one of those slower whales that are easier to hunt down.This Whale was easier to hunt down because it would just float when it died,This made it easier to catch the Right whale.It is called the Right Whale because it is the correct/Right Whale to hunt.

How important were the Right Whales to the Maori?
The Right Whale were important to the maori because of there bone carvings and they can provide food and utensils.

These rare animals are unique because the right whales floats when it dies.

Kaira Athletics Reflection 2017

I stayed positive in High Jump when other people hit the bar I said, ¨Nice Try¨ and if someone made it I said, ¨Good Job.¨

I did achieve my athletics goals by  trying my hardest in all of my events.

I represented my house color by wearing red and I got a pozi.

I did well in Sprints because I came 3rd and I tried my hardest.

Shot Put was challenging because the ball was heavy and hard to throw.

I'm most proud of Sprints and High Jump because in Sprints I came 3rd and in HIgh Jump I tried my hardest.

Term 4 Learning Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal

My Learning Goal
A big learning goal for me would be to understand what words mean.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Using the dictionary.
Asking friends what they mean.
Asking the teacher.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
When someone asks what a word means I can tell them what it means.
I will be using more words in my writing.
I will be using more words in conversations with people.
My Learner Qualities Goal
Ask Questions
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Asking more questions:
Ask my friends
Ask my teachers
Ask questions to help my understanding
Ask questions to find the answers for things that I am wondering about
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
When I have asked enough questions to understand things.
When I am confident enough to ask questions in front of the group, class and hub.

Communicating & Empathise

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

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Share at least 3 example of how you have shown empathy recently. Add a photo if you can.
1.Helping people if they're stuck
2.Helping my friends if they're hurt
3.I signed the card for Jessica because I knew it would not be pleasant being sick

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
1.Saying Hi to people in a different way like waving my hand
2.Saying Hi in a different Language

3.Just saying hi in a normal way.

Oaklands School Learner Qualites.

Oakland School Learner Qualities
Be Self Aware (Excellence Value): SML tasks

Be self aware
I know my learning goals.
I know how I learn best.
Think about and reflect on:
  • How have I been managing my time with completing my SML Tasks?
  • How well have I been completing them?
  • Have I been completing my MUST Dos each week?
  • Have I been organised enough to complete bonus tasks?

What is my learning goal?
IALT manage my time well so I complete all my “MUST Do” SML Tasks each week
What has been going well?

What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?
Managing my time wisely and doing Mathletics at home.

Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?
Writing because I get the follow ups finished.

Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?
Mathletics because i don't always get it done.
What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?
20 Extra Minutes Of SML time.

My next step is to move up to the Tahi group.

Music-Kaira and Ambers Rap

When you come to school,you think youre so coo.I wanna  be free so let me be.Yes its true,you make us pay forthe things you do.Stop making me pay you always ruin my day.I really try but i dont know why.You feel so glad but we feel sad.What i hear it makes me fear.I give you a hand but i already had something planned.You give me a whack on my back.

Koru Art

My goal was
To create artist inspired work.

What did i learn to do?

We had to look up designs about Raewyn Harris and her koru designs.We were inspired by her.

Use different colours and use the colour wheel to match colors together and make my art look good but some of it smudged and somethings I did not like,so with a rubber,I could rub it out. We had to make 2 drafts and one final copy I think it was easy.

What is my next step?

To keep inside the lines and not get the crayon on the chalk.

Multiplication and Division

We are  learning about Multiplication and Division we had to do word stories and write down the remainders.

Here are some  example of my division word stories, number sentences

There are 34 people who wanted bags of lollies there are only 6 bags how many people miss out?5r4
There are 84 animals and 9 cages how many animals were not in a cage?9r3
There were 47 dogs and owners how much dogs would the owner get?5r2

Silke can wash a car in 7 minutes at the fundraising car wash how many cars can she wash every hour?
6 divided by 7=8r4/8 cars and 4 minutes left.
Tino has used 22 meters of rope to make 4 skipping ropes.Each one is the same length how long is each skipping rope. 22 divided by 4=5r2/5 skipping ropes 2 meters of rope left.
Charlies chocolates come in boxes of 8 he has 39 chocolates to put into boxes.H`ow many boxes can he fill.39 divided by 8=4r7/4 boxes 7 left over

My next step explain the order of fractions, with the same denominator, from smallest to largest value


In dance we learnt the cha cha and hip hop routines. when  we were learning the  hip hop dance we learnt the strut and the mexican wave and in the chacha  we learnt the new york and back to back. we had two weeks to practice the dances and on  the second week we were the last one to perform.