Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Year Reflection


This year I learned how to get non-copyright images in digikids. An important decision I made this year is to join the ukulele Fantastic Friday group. One goal I accomplished this year is becoming a digikid. This year I tried to be a better person by becoming a digikid. My favorite memory of this year is the flag challenge (FLAG R US). The funniest thing that happened this year was, again, the flag challenge. 

Monday, 23 November 2015

Te Tuhi Collage

My Reflection
I was learning about collage. I found this easy because all we had to do was glue, cut, draw* and paint. My next step is to do digital collage.
*Tracing with an ink sheet.

Fractured Fairy Tale 3

Little Red Riding Wolf


I'm finally finishing it. :(

Wolf looked down at the guard, who was patting his own face to clarify that this wasn't just a dream. Wolf looked up, to a stairway, which he proceeded to climb. At the top, he found a girl in a red cloak. Wolf patted her on the face, and she laughed. And because she was finally happy, the story was fixed and Wolf became just a wolf, and the voice, the voice became...
"Steve Cutty, woodcutter. Pleased to meet you." 
A wolf blinked. The voice was gone. This gave him so many opportunities, he could do anything he desired!
A wolf started to attempt catching a rabbit.

It's Done.

It's finally finished.


Friday, 20 November 2015

Te Tuhi Recount

Te Tuhi.


At sometime near the middle of the day called Monday, it was time to go to TE TUHI. We lined up and walked to the school van. Once we were at TE TUHI, we sat down to wait for the TE TUHI people to get the work shop ready.

Next, we started learning about collage. It turns out that lots of artists did collage, and it started in China with the invention of paper. We also learned that there are 3 types of collage, 3D collage, 2D collage and Digital collage. We started gluing ripped up pieces of paper to a sheet of cardboard-like paper. Then we used an ink sheet to draw designs from pages we ripped out of magazines. Finally we used watercolor paint to paint our collage.

Lastly, we looked at the collages in the gallery and finally left TE TUHI. Once we got back, the Year 4s were singing.  Next time we go to TE TUHI, we will be learning about DIGITAL COLLAGE.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Ways People Speak.

My Reflection.

I was learning about the way people speak in narratives. I found the first task easyish, the 2nd easy, the 3rd easy but I had a really short book and the 4th okay. My next step is to learn more words to use instead of said.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Term 4 Week 6

On Monday Room 29 went to the Pic N' Mix collage workshop, at Te Tuhi. On with the recount.

First, we learnt about artists who did collage. I do not remember the names. We also learnt about the types of collage: Digital collage, 2D collage, 3D collage and the type of collage which is just painting on photos.

Then we went to Te Tuhi, where we made 2D collage out of: paper, magazine photos and ink. After we had finished our collages, we went to look at some collages that were in the section of the gallery called Visiting Asia. We also looked in the section of the gallery with all the yellow balloons, which was just around the corner.

Finally, it was over. We went back in the van. By the time we got back it was 2:00, and the Year 4s were practicing their cultural concert song. Bye.


Monday, 16 November 2015

Fractured Fairy Tale 2

Little Red Riding Wolf


I'm doing the body now.

Once upon a time, there was a wolf. But he was not exactly a wolf. You see, when a story goes wrong, everything is affected. And when Little Red' went bad, there was no point for the wolf. So the wolf was removed. But then the story needed a hero, so he was brought back, and since heroes are classically human in these tales, he was made human. Yet the wolf used to be part of the story, and could not be fully removed. So when the wolf was removed, he became a ghost, when he was brought back he was 1/2 wolf and 1/2 ghost. Then when he was turned human, he became 1/3 wolf, 1/3 ghost and 1/3 human. He didn't even get the privilege of being a undead werewolf. Yet surprisingly, all this caused him was a migraine.

Wolf was confused. He had this strange feeling that biting people's legs off, was somehow wrong. He also had a feeling that his name was not Wolf, but that didn't matter. He returned to his leaf hut. The leaf hut was another thing he was concerned about. He had done what the voice had said, but the voice was still not happy. He shrugged (another new thing he had not quite mastered), and went to sleep.

The next day, Wolf came across a castle. Curious, he walked inside, and down the stairs.
"HALT! please?" A guard shouted at him. Wolf stared.
"Oh come on! Please! I don't get payed if I don't stop someone!"
"Ro ca-ey dren" Wolf attempted to say what the voice had told him to say.
"Erm... you wouldn't by any chance, be a hero?" asked the guard. "Because that would definitely give me a pay rise, stopping a hero."
"Res." The voice's commands were simpler now. But the next one was weird. Wolf walked up to the guard, curled up his paw and patted the guard on the face.

To be continued...

I'm pretty sure.

Yeah, I think this will be continued.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Term 4 Week 5

Bike Skills



Yesterday, Room 29 had bike skills again. (<-- The boring sentences continue!)  I can never have a non-boring start to my blog recount. On with the recount!

First, we  had to put our helmets on. I got a large. This paragraph is to short for a paragraph, so I am also going to write about getting the bikes. Our group was last to get a bike and we were one of the many groups that had to have two people who had to take turns with a bike.

Next, we learnt about breaking. In our lines there was a square of red cones. As soon as we reached this square, we had to break, then continue. Once again this paragraph is too short so I will write about learning to ride one-handed. Apparently you have to learn to ride one handed so you can indicate. I guess that makes sense. What we had to do was ride along then wave to one of the instructors while riding. The thing that made this tricky was: steering. That pretty much says it all.

Finally, it was over. We lined up and went to class after a free ride. I felt tired. Really tired. Bye.

Math Skillz- Ratios

My Reflection
I was learning about Ratios. I found Ratios easy, but Scaling (Which apparently is part of Ratios.) slightly challenging. My next step is to learn more strategies.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Language features of a fairy tale.

My Reflection

I was learning to identify the language features of a fairy tale. I found this tricky
 identify other things about a fairy tale. 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Term 4 Week 4

Today we had the IKAN test. I got 8/8 on bank 1, 8/8 in bank 2, 7/8 (I think) in bank 3,  I'm pretty sure I got 7/8 again in bank 4 and I know I got 4/8 in bank 5. The banks all have different stages. Bank 1 = Stage 4, Bank 2 = Stage 5, Bank 3 = Stage 6, Bank 4 = Stage 7 and Bank 5 = Stage 8. I'm pretty sure that's how it goes. My next step is to learn what common factor means.

Determining Credibility

My Reflection.

I was learning to determine the credibility of a website. I found this tricky because I didn't know what to write in the Add details to explain box. My next step is to use this in my work by checking the credibility of a website before using facts from it.

Narrative Writing

My Reflection

I was learning about the structure of a narrative. I found this tricky because it was hard to order the pieces of paper. My next step is to write a fractured fairy tale. 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Fractured Fairy Tale

Little Red Riding Wolf.

So apparently I only have to write the intro.


In the deepest, gloomiest, darkest part of the forest, a dark, cruel, cunning queen sat on her throne of wolf bones. She wore a wolf skull as a crown on top of her blood red cloak. The only light in the forest was her glowing red eyes. All of the forest, and the village at the edge, feared her name,
Riding Hood.