In Taiao I have been learning about chickens. I have learned about the parts of a chicken, some facts about chickens, the parts of an egg (which I used to make an omelet), and what a chicken needs to be happy and healthy. Something I learned was chickens need a lot of water.


In music with Mr McCullum I have been learning to play the ukulele.
I'll know I've been successful when I hold the ukulele correctly and can strum the cords. Something I learned was using the ukulele cords.


I am learning to focus on reading for a set purpose (skimming & scanning). I'll know I can do this when I can find the key ideas and record the key ideas. Something I found hard was skimming and scanning.

Learner Qualities

I am learning to communicate. 
I'll know I can do this when I can identify a variety of ways I can communicate with others. 
I communicate by saying nice things to others.

Writing Reports

We are learning how to write an information report.

I'll know I can do this when I can write a report with a title, classification, description, location and a group of facts about a subject. 

Something I found hard was the classification stage.

Art Don Binney

We are learning to create art inspired by Don Binney. 

I'll know I can do this when I have created a landscape with a foreground, middle, and background.
My bird and my background are coloured using pastels and natural colours. 

Something I learned was how to use pencil and pastels to create art.

Maths Taimana

I am learning to sort fractions with different denominators.
I'll know I can do this when I can order fractions based on their size.
Something I found hard was division.

Calendar Art

This is my calendar art! My bird is a Ruru.

Peace Week 2017

I have been learning about Peace Week.
Peace Week is an annual tradition organised by The Peace Foundation every year. You can learn more about The Peace Foundation by following this LINK.

As a way to learn about Peace Week I did three different Peace Week activities.

With Miss Brennan we created a poster to help promote peace and Peace Week.
With Mrs Baker we made hand print doves and wrote messages of peace on them.
With Mr Horn we looked at the symbols of peace such as the dove and created origami doves.

Here is an example of one of my activities