Monday, 29 September 2014

Look good like Ganesha!

WALT understand the story that we read.
I know this when I design a clothing using shapes and colours that best represents the character.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Do you know Tangaroa's gift to the Paua shell?

WALT celebrate and incorporate Maori creation stories into our lives.
Success criteria: I know this when I illustrate the important elements from the story of Tangaroa's gift.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Do you have an idea to make money?

WALT understand the importance of money. I can do this when I follow the money making cycle and come up with my own idea to earn money.

My Questions about Samoa!

WALT understand and celebrate the Samoan culture.I know this when I write 5 questions and answers about Samoa.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

My family's savings plan!

WALT understand the importance of money and how we can best utilise it. 

I can do this when I write a family goal and set up a savings plan for my family.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What do you know about your shopping list? Is it a need or a want.

 WALT understand the value of our needs and wants. 
I know this when I identify the items on my shopping list as a need or a want.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Do you know the story of Sua?

WALT retell the story of Sua in my own words using dialogue.
I know I can do this when I use speech marks to end and start a speech.

The retelling of Sua's story ....

A long, long, long, long, time ago on the island of Samoa, there was a small man called Sua.

He was brave, strong and always protected his sister. One day, Sua heard his sister cry and it made him furious. So he asked his sister ''Why are you crying?” and his sister said, ''The man had hurt me''. Sua was angry when he had heard this, so he went to search for the man. He looked everywhere in Samoa.

Then one day after the sun has set, Sua saw the man. So he jumped on his horse  with his stick and struck the man. When he had calmed down, he saw that he had broken the man’s legs. Sua felt sad and went back to tell his sister what he had done. After telling her about what had happened, she told Sua to go to another country otherwise he will go to prison.

The next day, he said “Goodbye” to his family and packed his bags. Sua felt really sad. Then he went on the plane to NZ and found that it was really cold in Aotearoa and he only had a T-shirt on. When he checked his bag, he only had one singlet, a bible and two ten cent coins. He was freezing in the cold. Even though he didn't have that much, he worked as hard as a train. Every day he woke up, read his bible “Christ is my light’’, had his breakfast and went to work. He did that every day for 2 years. After 2 years, he married a Samoan lady and had 6 children. He lived happily ever after with his big family………..

How many ways can you express the gifts from the Holy Spirit?

I know I can do this when I write 5 ways of how people can show the Holy Spirit.
WALT understand how people show the Holy Spirit within them through their actions.

Friday, 12 September 2014

What am I? Can you guess?

WALT write a poem .
I know I can do this when I write a poem using descriptive language correctly.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

I totally love this Saturday!

I know I can do this when I write a recount using the correct language features
WALT write a recount using the correct punctuation marks.

My fun Saturday,

My cousins, mum and I went to a carnival celebration of the Salvation Army,  moving to another area somewhere in Mt Wellington. As we entered the place, I met my school friends Cheska, Greshka and Kayla. First we had some shaved ice with blueberry drink just like a slushy. It was my first time to taste it and I actually did not like it because it had no flavour.

We went to the games area. First, I played on the skateboard challenge. It was fun but hard because I had to verse Cheska and none of us won the game. In the next game, Greshka and I played on the double ladder challenge. We had to climb the ladder which kept on turning around and around and around. It made me feel dizzy that when I got off it, I could not balance well and it felt like the world was spinning around. I knew it wasn't easy because the ladder was slippery so I had to drag myself up using my stomach and it really hurt.  The game was so difficult that nobody won! Next Kayla and I played in a Boxing game. It was very easy for me because I was able to make  her fall down three times. At last, I won!

After four more games, I gathered my tickets from the games that I won.  A total of 12 tickets and I received a prize  -- a sherbet, and a blue drink bottle. When I ate my sherbet it was yummy and sour and I really liked the taste of it. It was just what I needed after playing a lot of games that made me feel exhausted, thirsty and hungry.

Finally,  mum, my cousins and I decided to go home because we were all tired and sleepy. I had a fun day last Saturday and I really had a fantastic day with my school friends, my cousins and my mum. I wish that there will be another Carnival for free that offers free rides, free tickets and free food for everyone to enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Asteroid to pass close to NZ!

 WALT find an article and summarise it. I know this when I retell the article in my own words.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Have you shown your Gratitude for someone today?

WALT understand gratitude and recognise acts of kindness.
I know this when I can write at least 3 random acts of kindness in my gratitude challenge calendar.

Friday, 5 September 2014

I love my dad!

WALT show appreciation for those around us.
I know this when I write a thank you letter for my parents in my own words.

Do you know how to greet others in Te Reo Maori?

WALT ask and answer one another about how they are feeling.
Success criteria: I know this when I write 'How are you?' and the response in Te Reo Maori.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tongan week everybody!

I know I can do this when I write and understand 5 facts about Tonga.
WALT celebrate and understand Tongan culture.