Tag: Writing

Mount Wellington

Our challenge was to use our smart researching skills to find 5 facts about the mount wellington/maungarei. We also researched about Volcanic peak and Crater, for example: a Volcanic peak is a mountain that has a hole in the middle that could entertain lava or a volcano. As you can see we went into groups of 6. My group and I found 2 interesting photos of what it looks like.

I enjoyed doing this task because I get to experience lots of facts about them and what it looks like.

Swamp Tiger

LI: to create a multi-modal DLO that tells others about swamp tigers.

Our challenged was to gather information about the swamp tiger and to create a multi-modal DLO that tells others about swamp tigers. In pairs we used our smart searching skill to find out about their topics which are appearance, diet, habitat, and behaviour. We created a Google slide explaining to others about their topics and interesting facts about them. For example: did you know that swamp tigers can grow up to 13 feet in length? We then gathered with another pair and present to them our presentation.

I enjoyed learning about swamp tigers because I’ve learnt lots of new interesting facts about them.

Haiku Poem

We were challenged to write a Haiku poem about how Maui slowed the sun. A haiku poem are short japanese poems with a fixed pattern of  three lines and 17 syllables. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables and the  last line has 5 syllables. Syllables is a chunk of  word, for example the syllables in started is star-ted.

This activity was interesting because I learnt how a haiku poem is structured and what syllables are.

Sentence Structure

LI: To explore sentence structure.

This task was Sentence Structure. We learned and explained about Sentence structure, we got into partners and helped each other to understand what we are learning. We also learned about Noun and verb, Noun is a name of a thing that you can physically touch and Verb is an action where you can physically do. We wrote a sentence and had to share it with others around us, then me and my partner created a DLO explaining what is a Simple sentence and what is a Compound sentence.

A Compound sentence is a simple, Conjunction and a simple sentence. A Simple Sentence is a sentence that is an idea that makes sense and has to be short and simple. Example “The dog barked at the owner” we included FANBOYS, for, and, nor, but, or, yet and so.

I found this task helpful and interesting because it really helps me and my partner know what a simple and compound sentence is.

Abstract Noun Poem – Courage

LI: To use metaphors and senses to describe the noun by painting a picture with your words.

Our task was to write a poem about an abstract noun using the 5 sences, known as: Ofactory (smell), Gustatory (taste), Visual (see) tactile (touch) and auditory (hear). One of the noun my partner picked was courage, meaning being hold to strive forward. In each line/paragraph we described what we thought the abstract noun would look,smell, feel,hear and taste like. We then used wordhippo to change our words into more powerful and make our poem more developed.

I found this task fun because I get to enjoy writing poems about different things to learn more.

Moment in Time poem Maungarei

LI: To write a poem that describes a moment in time.

Our task was to create a poem about when we walked up the Maungarei (Mt Wellingtion). We were challenged to write each line, based on one of the 5 sences known as: Ofactory (smell), Gustatory (taste), Visual (see) tactile (touch) and auditory (hear).

I found this activity fun because I got to write about our trip to Maungarei.

Moment in Time poem Polar Bear

LI : To write a poem about a moment in time.

My task was to write a poem about a video of a polar bear. We were challenged to watch a video of a polar bear attempting to attack a man, and imagine we were him. First we wrote down some words and used wordhippo to change some of the words to level up our writing. Then we wrote lines based off of some of the 5 sences known as: Ofactory (smell), Gustatory (taste), Visual (see) tactile (touch) and auditory (hear).

I found this task fun because I got to find new words to level up my writing in work.

Finish it

Throughout this year, our Writing group has learnt different aspects of writing a narrative story.

This week’s task was to “finish” 6 stories we chose out of the slides Miss Tele’a provided.  My favourite ending I wrote was for the story the roll;er coaster one, because I did it better than the other ending of the stories. 

I did well at adding details. I need to improve on adding more information on to it. I enjoyed writing an ending on each different story.


This week for Miss Tele’a writing groups we learned about how to revise what we know about writing a recount using the tree structure.

What is a recount structure? A recount structure is written in the order in which they happened. This is called a chocological order. Uses reverbs such as : first, next, then, after, and lastly. Our structure is a tree. Tree stands for title, reveal, event, and ending.

First, Miss Tele’a explained to us about the recount. Recount is when you tell someone about something and to give an account of an event or experience. For example : I recounted the tale to steve. She also explained to us about the tree structure. T is for title, r is for reveal, e is for event, and e is for ending. The tree helps me do my blog better because it reminds me what to write.

Next, Miss Tele’a told us to make a copy of a DLO that talks about the tree structure. My task was to fill in the tree. For example : T – title.

Lastly, we finish completing the DLO recount. We had to complete our other tasks which is the imaginative recount planning frame. In the document you have to make up a new story and write in time connectives. (first,next,after,then,lastly).

I enjoyed doing this task. I did well at writing down a recount story. I need to improve on adding more details into it.


In LS1, this term was full of exciting things like swimming, PE, and Art.

Thinking back on the last few months, I’m so happy about learning different types of things in reading, writing, maths, and inquiry espically the kapa haka.

I’ve been busy with all sorts of subjects, but the best part about Term 3 for me was learning about degrees in maths.

When it comes to reading, my favourite text I read was the hungry waves.

I most enjoyed learning about palm oil in reading because it talks about edible vegetable oil that is in lots of different snacks or foods such as skittles, froot loops, and other kinds.

Writing was super fun, especially when I got to read my speech to my little group.

My favourite task in writing this term was the speech because we get to tell people about subjects and different types of information to others.

In Maths, I especially enjoyed when we learnt about place value because it helps us learn how to subtract three digit numbers by breaking the numbers into ones, tens and hundreds

For our special Inquiry experiments, I really enjoyed dancing raisins because it was cool and the raisins started to dance around, especially the nuts. It is funny and cool to watch them move around the whole block.

In P.E. (Physical Education), I had a blast participating in it because I listened to the teacher so I knew what I was doing.

I learnt how to dive in the swimming pool and it was hard but I got used to it and learned how to dive under the water.