Sunday, 29 May 2011

My Inquiry Presentation!

I had 3 weeks to question, research and present information to do with Whanaungatanga. I chose Maori medicine. Here is a photo and a video of my presentation.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Information Report about Harakeke

Helpful Plant - Harakeke!

Did you know that Harakeke is still used today?
Other people didn’t know that!

Hararkeke looks like a bush as well as a green shadow. Another thing I think it looks like is a green hedgehog.

How Harakeke Heals:
Did you know that Harakeke is a plant that can help to heal sores, cuts, bruisers and broken bones or broken fingers? The strong fibres were even used to help sew up wounds!

How the Harakeke is prepared:
The Tohunga (preist/doctor) is the only person with the power to use the medicine unless the Touhunga isn’t there and it’s an emergency. The roots can be roasted or boiled.

Did you know that the Maori people mostly used Harakeke and Hangehange as their most important plant for Rongoa.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

My First Movie!

Miss Hansell set a challenge of making our very first movie using iMovie! We had to take the pictures, add transitions, add music and edit it all ourselves! Here is the end product, I hope you like it.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Pirate Ship Maths

On Wednesday the 19th, Keleni, Alison, Wiremu , Avia, Mavis, Faith and I went outside for Maths. We had to follow some instructions about measurement. The boys did their own while the girls did theirs. We did this because we were learning about measurement.
We had a blue pirate ship and the boys had a yellow pirate ship. We had to follow all of the instructions that were on the sheet. The first step was to draw a 4 metre line that went from left to right. Next we had to draw a curved line from one side to the other. We had to measure carefully so that it looked right.
Here is a picture of what we did.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Caprice Term 2 Goals

Term Two Learning Goals
My learning goal for Reading this term is:
To make sure that I read to my mum or someone around the house every night or I could read to my little brothers.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Read a chapter book every night for 5 to 10 minutes each night.
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Challenge me, they could read with me and they could remind me to return my book to the library so that I can get another amazing book out!

My learning goal for Writing this term is:
To write as many stories that I can and add in detail, connectives and structure (paragraphs).
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Practice writing stories on pieces of paper and reading them out loud to my family members!
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Buying me stories for me to get more powerful words and ideas from and more things that can sum up my stories!

My learning goal for Maths this term is:
To learn all of my skip counting in 5’s, 10’s, 2’s, 3’s and try to get past those and try skip counting in 9’s to 7’s to 6’s.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Practice my skip counting , practise my dividing and practice my
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Asking me math problems and challenging me to a competition with my mum and the
rest of the family around!
My personal goal is:
To keep trying hard and enjoy what we do during class time!

To achevie this goal,I will. Stay focussed on my work and not talk to the other people around me!

My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Letting me have my own space and trying to let me figure out things without their help or they could help me with my homework.