Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Red Crowned Cranes - Information Report

Information Report Writing Frame - Animal
LI - To write an information report that informs the reader about a XXX.
  • Remember the title of your information report needs to let the reader know your topic
Red Crowned Cranes  
  • What is the information report about?
  • Is your animal known by another name (for example, the scientific name)?
  • What is an interesting fact about your topic?
Red Crowned Cranes are a type of bird. They are tall birds that grow up to 150 cm. The scientific name for Red Crowned Cranes is Grus japonensis.
The Red Crowned Cranes are known to be the heaviest species of cranes in the world. Another name for Red Crowned Cranes is Japanese Cranes.
Paragraph 1
  • 2-3 sentences about what your animal looks like.
  • Try to include an interesting fact.
Red Crowned Cranes look different from other species of crane. Japanese cranes have white body feathers. They are called red crowned cranes for their red feathers on top of their heads. They have long black beaks, black legs, neck and bottom.
Paragraph 2
  • 2-3 sentences about what your animal eats.
  • Try to include brackets () to explain something in greater detail.
Red Crowned Cranes eat a variety of food.
They eat insects, seeds, small fish, frogs and leaves. As well as reeds, grass, corn and waste grains. They find most of their food in the  wetlands.  
Paragraph 3
  • 2-3 sentences about where your animal lives.
  • Try to include a rhetorical question to make your reader think.
Red Crowned cranes are mostly found in the Asian continent. Most of them live in Russia, China, Japan and Mongolia. You can find some cranes in Africa, but it is very rare for Red crowned cranes to live there. They are mostly found in marshlands and wetlands.
Paragraph 4
Other (Your choice)
  • 2-3 sentences that tell some of the interesting facts you have found out about.
  • Beginning one sentence with a hook is your challenge here.
Many Cranes are at risk of extinction. The dangers that face Red crowned cranes are foxes, wolves, large birds (golden eagles), bird of prey and raccoons.
  • A sentence that ends your report with one of your most interesting facts
When breeding Japanese Cranes normally lay two eggs, but only one survives to adulthood. They are mostly well known for their beautiful dancing.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Maths: Fractions Quiz

My quiz for Jeremiah

Jeremiah's quix for me to answer.

Today for Maths, Ms Naicker's groups did a fraction quiz. Mr Wong tested on our fractions and how to work it out. Then we had to partner up with someone in Ms Naicker's groups. We then made 9 or 10 questions for your partner to answer and work out. I partnered with Jeremiah, he got all answers correct. 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Maths Fractions: Day 1, 2, 3

Today for Maths Ms Naicker's groups did Maths Fractions. We had to equally share the objects to find fractions. Then we had to show our working out so that we understood  what we were doing. I did All the days for Maths Fractions. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Fraction DLO

For Maths we had to do a DLO on Fractions. We had to write our title, learning intention, a blurb about what you learnt and why you a learning about it, screenshots and the explanation. 

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Mother's Day: Retelling

Today for Reading we practiced our retelling. We read two studyladder pieces of texts, Mother's Day and Fruits & Vegetables. We paired up and took turns retelling our story. Then we would be tested by Mr Wong, whether it was Mother's Day or Fruits & Vegetables.

Maths: Fractions

Today for Maths we did another worksheet for fractions. We had to shade the correct fraction for each fraction. 


For Maths Ms Naicker's groups are talking about fractions. We had to shade the correct fraction in each shape.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Fruits & Vegetables - Retelling

Today for Reading, LS1 practiced our retelling on Studyladder. We opened our set tasks read our non fiction/ fiction piece of text then retold beginning, middle and the ending. Then at the end we added extra details. We had to give one sentence for each paragraph. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Maps Challenge, Virtual Tour Challenge - Thailand

For Inquiry our groups switched for the last time. I switched from India to Thailand. Like all the other countries, we did the map challenge. We had to do basic tasks using a world map. Then we did the Virtual Tour challenge. We had to name a transport if we had to go from the airport to the city. Then we had to reference 3 famous landmarks in Thailand. We then put facts about them. Finally we had to put an image of the currency and the name for Thai baht. 

Monday, 13 June 2016

Maths: Fractions - Cheese and Onion Pies

Today for Maths, Ms Naicker's groups tested us on our fractions. She gave us a worksheet for fractions. We had to shade the correct fraction into each shape. Then we had to do a task called 'Cheese and onion pies'. We had to put each fraction from smallest to largest. 

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Your/You're Worksheet

On Friday we did another grammar worksheet. We practiced doing your and you're. We had to use the correct word for each sentence, then publish it onto your blog. I got all of my answers right. 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Information Report: Note taking W6/7

Today for Writing our groups learnt how to take notes. Our task was to take notes about a certain subject, Cranes (birds). We gathered information about their habitat, diet, appearance, interesting facts and predators using 5 links given by our teacher. I took notes about Red Crowned Cranes/Japanese Cranes. Now I will start planning my information report for Red crowned cranes. 

Maths Follow up W6

Today for maths we did another follow up. We had to use our strategies that we did with the other follow ups. We had to solve equations that included numbers up to 99. Our groups also had to show the answer and the working out for each equation. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Maths Follow up W6

Today for Maths in LS1, Ms Naicker's groups did subtraction pairs. We were learning to subtract by splitting numbers into parts instead of counting down. We had to solve questions and mark whether they were true or false.

Grammar Worksheet

Today for Reading and Writing we did a Grammar worksheet. We had to highlight the correct article whether it was a, an or the. Then we had to write the correct article in the spaces then write a sentence. 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

India: Food Challenge, Dress Challenge, Famous Person Challenge

Today for the Indian group. We did the food challenge, dress challenge and the famous person challenge. For the food challenge we had to make a venn diagram comparing the traditional foods from NZ and India, then another venn diagram comparing the traditional foods from your culture and India. For the dress challenge we had to find traditional dresses from India, make a venn diagram comparing the Indian dresses and the NZ traditional dresses or we could've done a timeline or a venn diagram comparing the changes in the clothing over time. Then for the famous person challenge, we had to find a famous person from India and write a summary about that person. I researched about Mother Teresa. 

Maths Follow Up W5

 For Maths we learnt how to subtract by splitting numbers into parts instead of counting down. For example, 37 - 4. Split the 30 + 7, then you subtract the 4 from 30 which makes 26. 26 + 7 = 33. I did the Day 3 section. 

Friday, 3 June 2016

Samoan Language Week DLO

Today LS1 did a DLO on the greetings and numbers in Samoan. We were divided into 2 groups so that one group could learn the greetings and the other could learn numbers to 20. Then when we were finished we got paired up with another person from the opposite group you're in. We then recorded ourselves saying the greetings and numbers, then used those recordings to make a DLO. I worked with Savelina. This is my Samoan Language Week DLO.

Blog Commenting

Today LS1 did blog commenting. I commented on 3 people in my class: Chavda, Aung Naing and Freeman. They had very impressive work for commenting. Chavda did a DLO on Samoan language week, Aung Naing answered questions about an information report and Freeman did a DLO on the success criteria on information reports. 

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Inquiry: India

For Inquiry we switched groups. I went to India from Japan. We did the Map, Flag, Google Maps, Emblem and the languge challenge. We had to write the learning intention for each challenge then do that task. This is my presentation for India. 

Study Ladder: Reading Comprehension

Today I played Study ladder. I did my reading set task. I had to read an information about a certain subject, then answer question about that subject. I completed 4 tasks about Netball, Soccer, Highlights of China tour and Diwali.