Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Potato Salad at Tech

Today we went to Tamaki College and we made potato salad. We had to peel cut and boil potatoes with three eggs. We cut up cooked had into squares and grated a carrot. We put it all into a bowl and mixed it with some mayonnaise. Put it into a bowl and eat!

Monday, 29 April 2019

Narrative defining

Today in room four Literacy we defined what a narrative is and connected everything. We came up with this check it out.

Immersion Assembly.

Today is the first day of term two and as we do every 2nd, 3rd, 4th term we had an immersion assembly and the team teachers shared what we are going to do this term.
Team 1 are going to learn about bees and how we can save them.
Team 2 are learning about looking in directions.
Team 3 are learning about how to do pick a path stories
Team 4 are Learning how to navigate without any modern appliances.
And Team 5 are learning about countries and continents and what lattitude and longitude goes with those places.
I'm very excited to learn about countries because i would like to travel all around the world.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Book review: Foxcraft, The mage

Image result for foxcraft The mageDuring the holidays I got to read a book called The Mage, by Inbali Iserles. The mage is the third book in the foxcraft trilogy and i think it's a really good book and those who want to start off reading chapter books in 1st person then read this book. (if you don't want to read this book i highly suggest Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
This was a good book and it followed onto the Main character Isla's journey into the snowlands. Isla's first journey was in the graylands, and her second was in the wildlands so it only made sense that we got to see Isla in the snowlands and eventually the darklands where the mage corrupts with his skree-maa, which is the absorbance of a foxes maa aka life force.
We learn alot about wolves and bishars and foxcraft and the mage is a good book overall. You should go and read The Taken before you read The Elders, or The Mage. Click this link to buy it, on amazon.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Wonder park

Image result for wonder parkOn Wednesday the seventeenth of April. My mum, brothers and I went to go and see the movie wonder park.
It's about a girl who builds a miniature theme park in her house. Then her mum gets sick and she has to go a away for a while. During that time June (the little girl) gets depressed because it doesn't feel the same without her mum. She puts away the mini park and is obsessed with cleaning and being the mature and sensible one. Junes dad sends her to maths camp and halfway there she worries about him but plans to go back to make a long story short, she ends up at the real life theme park which is overrun with the darkness. She must save the park.
Overall I think it was a very good movie, and you should go and watch it.


Thursday, 11 April 2019

Caged bird reading work

Caged Bird - Maya Angelou, 1983.                          

Highlight Colours:
Compare/ Contrast
Strong Language
Language features

     Caged Bird

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind   
and floats downstream   
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and   
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed  for still  
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom .

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams   
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream   
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied   
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still   
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom.

New Vocabulary: trill, seldom,

dips his wing in the orange sun rays
It makes the poem more interesting and makes us imagine it in our heads.
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream   
It makes them think about what the shadow that is screaming look like.

Monday, 8 April 2019

My Haiku: Saviour

As I swim alone
In a lake of great Silence
I’m feeling content

I am feeling free
As the water splashes on
My weightless body

Just as I dive down
Deeper into the water
Something snatches me

I struggle to breathe
I feel a tug from above
And see my Saviour