## Sunday, 30 August 2015

### Maths Portfolio Sample

Description: This term we have been working on division and multiplication, we have been working on questions that are not easy to solve, in our workshops we worked on these questions.

Big Idea:

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This is the box method you can use the box method in times X e.g (16X12) and divided by. You draw a box then you divide the number into the easiest numbers to work with.

Evaluation:
I find the box method quite challenging because I just learnt it and it is very confusing, you don't know what numbers to split and what numbers to put in the box.

Feeedback\Feedforward: I noticed you have trouble with the box method. To get better at using the box method you could practice it at home or with your independent math.
-Taylor W

## Wednesday, 26 August 2015

### Passion Projects Term 3

Description: This term we have been doing passion projects,  We chose something that we are really passionate about, I chose to do my passion project on Tielcey Park, the Horse Padocks, up past Arshurst, because I am extremely passionate about horses and I ride horses. we  had to Use the P.A.S.S.I.O.N inquiry process to investigate my passion independently/in small groups.

Here is a link to the Tielcey Park website

http://www.tielceyparkstables.co.nz

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Big Idea: I learnt about improving Tielcey Park. I talked to Dave the builder, we talked about drainege systems, so I can drain out Tielcey Park, so that is not so wet and muddy for the horses. Dave said that there were two ways to do it, you have one pipe running underneath the ground and then it goes out into plants then the plant would soke it up, or you could run five pipes underneath then they connect up and the end and flush out to sea.

Evaluation: I think I have done well so far, my next steps are to make the stable complex, and think about which drainege sytem to use.

Feedback\feedfoward: Wow Tabitha I think your passion project is going to make a big change to Tielcey =ark. The owners will thank you. I think you should pick the one when the dirty water gos to the plants. Otherwise i think you are doing really well with your passion project.
- Aria

### My Writing

Descrpition: I am in Troy's writing group and we had wright a story about the longest basket ball shot in the world!

Image:
Here is a link to the video

Here is my writing

The worms fait

"Hello people, today there is a huge commotion up above the dam I have no idea what their doing, all I know is they are making a lot of noise and it's bothering me, oh they are so rude, did they ever consider the poor worms down below the dam, that is just being rude. By the way i'm                                                                                                                                      Johnny, and i'm a worm, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, a boulder just fell from the sky, there is major damage to the colony, and oh oh my god i'm am now two worms, instead of one big long worm, this is a tragedy, i'm sorry i have to end the story before I die".

## Monday, 24 August 2015

### Writing Sample

Description: This term we have been put into writing groups I am in Troy's writing group we have been writing about this picture. We brain stormed about everything we saw in this picture, we chose a type of writing, and the presective of one of the characters I chose narrative for the type and one of the fish for the character.

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Big Idea:
After I finished my story I went back and added more detail and  My goal is Complex sentences I decied to do Complex sentences as my goal because I am not using it much in my writing. Here is my story!

Johnny's Story
(Stuck in a Fishnado)

Recount Fish's point of view

Introduction:
"Ahhhhhh, where did the shark go, i'm serious where did the shark go, there he is, there he is ahhhhhh swim away, come on granny come on faster faster FASTER!!!!! The shark is right there SWIM you idiotic fish! Tootoot toot watch out the shark is right there TOOTOOT MOVE YOU LAZY BUM. Okay now that the shark is at least 20 meters away I can introduce myself i'm Johnny, and this is my family right now were in a crazy school because there is a shark chasing us, I am in charge of the school, which can has it good times and it's bad times, and here we go again i'll see you well as soon as i'm not swimming for my life....   bye".

"Right I'm back so now we can talk so my name is Johnny, I live in the Pacific Ocean, and I'm in charge of the school. I have a lovely wife 999 kids and 300 grandchildren, okay I don't have a normal family but I love them all, kinda".

"Okay everybody swim for your life, but keep protecting the younger ones and the pregnant ladies, boys I'm talking to you! OH Tootoot the shark watch out. (Warning the following words may be sad)  Tootoot noooooo that is the end of Tootoot and granny. The Sharks just won't leave us alone I mean two fish just died, and they were the most beautiful and important fish in the Ocean", Jonny their dead now you don't have to pretend that their awesome", " that's great I hated those fish, thank god their dead".

Then I saw her, the love of my life Sky she was so beautiful no no no no Sky watch out, I dived in front of her and the shark caught me I swam away but he had my tail, my tail came free it teared of I sank to the bottom Sky was gone I was dying I felt empty dead and then it happened "my blood ran cold my scales came off I died".

Feedback/Feedforward: Wow Tabitha you did a really good job but a think you could improve on adding more ideas to the original idea
- Sophie

Evaluation:
My goal is complex sentences, next time I could work on adding more ideas to the original idea.

## Thursday, 20 August 2015

### Production Portfolio

Description: This term we are going to the regent for production the theme is wearibale arts and we had to create a mood board and a plan. For our wearibale art piece every Friday we work on our plan.
We are all in different groups I am in elements and I chose the element of fire.

Plan

Mood board

4\9\15

This is my progress so far

What: I have made a mask I need to paint it, I made a spoke, and I painted it black.
Now What: My next step is to stick on the bits I have all ready made for the costume and paint my mask

Here is my finished garmend
Front
Back

1) The materials that I used to create my garment were: Cardboard smock, newspapaer, cardboard, paint, saliphane, tinfoil, cream bottles and a old hockey mask

2) The most challenging thing about production for me was: Everything was a challenge but the biggest challenge was, my mask, because nothing stuck to it.

3) One way I demonstrated a growth mindset during production was: Never giving up on my mask, so that I would look good on stage.

4) Something I am really proud of about production was: Finally finishing after weeks of hard work.

5) Our school vision is to create agency, creativity and excellence. I showed this by: Using old things and makeing them more than rubbish, like my brothers old hockey mask.

## Monday, 10 August 2015

### Reading Portfolio Sample

Description:
We had to record down what thoughts we had on this picture I thought "Don't judge someone bye their height"
Here's the success criteria for image promts
View this image and its quote and really think critically about what the message of it is.
Write your responses to this. Are you putting yourself in the learning Pit by thinking indepth about this

Image:
I choose to do image prompts

Big Idea:

This term we have been doing tic tac toes, we do them when we aren't in a workshop, depending on what goal we are. We choose any tic tac toe that has something to with our goal. My goal is summarising. I think I have been doing well at sticking to the main points when I summarise, I could improve on useing key words to wright my summaries, I know I am getting better at summerising because after I read something I can easily summerise the story in six or less sentences.

Feedback\Feedfoward: they are very inspiring to others and you really did it in depth welldone-bellam

Evaluation: I think I did well at using key words