Tuesday, 22 November 2016


what ?
This term for science we learnt about the solar system.

so what ?
For one class we learnt how we can save water. I came up with:
- don't eat spicy food 
- shut the tap off after use 
- don't use the water for so long 

Now What ?
I am going to learn more about the layers of the Earth.

Woodend Camp

On Tuesday last week we went to Woodend Christian Camp. It was so much fun. Here are some activities we did: team building, climbing wall, archery, orienteering, go karts and a couple of more activities.

My favourite was orienteering because on the way me and Angela just kept on talking with Mr Rule and Mrs Hall. The best thing was that we were in a forest.

In my bunk room I had Ella, Caitlyn, Zara, Annabel, Jordyn, Amber M, Meg and me. Me and Jordyn went to sleep at 1:00 o'clock at night because we were eating BBQ chips and talking. Then in the morning we woke up at 5:35.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Literacy week


This week was literacy week. We did many things such as a Scavenger hunt, Dress up day, Stop drop and write, Stop drop and read, Golden ticket, Library activities, Guess the teacher, Guess the book, Soraya Nicholas - visitor author.

So what?

The thing I enjoyed the most was stop drop and write because you can use your imagination and write as much as you want every time I wrote 2 pages every time that is pretty impressive.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Oaklands School future

This is mine and Matina's design for the future of Oaklands school. We have made a picnic area which we want in the future of Oaklands school. We have also made a rubbish bin. We liked the idea to add in monkey bars and flowers.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Dream big our future school ~ picnic area ~ Dania and Matina


This week me and Matina made a project for the future of Oaklands school 

So what 

we have created a picnic area for the Kauri team and the Kakano team. We have also made a rubbish bin beside the picnic tables so once you have finished the your food you can pit it in the bin. While your eating you can do the monkey bars to.

Now What

Me and Matina hope our design will be at oaklands in 2018

Thursday, 11 August 2016

word study blog

Word Study - Blog 1 term 3

I am learning to understand how words are formed using roots, prefixes and suffixes.

So What?
I have learned that words that have the root hydra- and aqua- mean water. For example hydra - hydration

I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example spect - prospect

Now what?

I feel that I have a(beginning, good, really good, spectacular, an excellent) understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect-

Friday, 13 May 2016

Writing reflection

This week I am reflecting on one of my writing goals

IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to:

* use a variety of sentence starters

This week I have been focusing on how to write a drop-in clause

Here is an example of a drop-in clause

Mr Forman is our teacher.
He loves his red car.
Mr Forman, who is our teacher, loves his red car.

Mr Forman is the subject of the sentence.
We change ‘He’ to ‘who’
We place commas around the clause we ‘drop-in’

Here are two examples of a drop-in clause that I have created.
[1]Dania, who likes to play with her chickens, is awesome.
[2]The footballer, who was singing barbie girl, was kicking the ball.

I rate my understanding level at 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
My confidence level with using these types of sentences independently in my writing is

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Friday, 6 May 2016

My writing goals for term 2

IALT: improve my writhing by learning how to ;

* organise my writing into paragraphs
* use a variety of sentence starters
* use the correct language features of a narrative dialogue 

use a variety of sentence starters 

To help me with this goal that i am using a 'Sentence starter menu'

It will help my writing to be more interesting and to hook the reader in more.

Thursday, 14 April 2016



We did swimming with Leaane who is a Swim NZ instructor.

So what?
A couple of days ago we went swimming with a professional swimmer she didn't come inside the pool she just taught us.

She taught me that if you at the beach in the water, if the water carries you away you should stay on your back so you won't drown.

Now what?
I am now going to practice the things that Leeane taught me so that I am safe.

Friday, 8 April 2016

visit to harold


on Tuesday we went to visit harold the giraffe  

so what?

it was a lot of fun they can change the room into diffrent colours.
we learnt about health they said if you don't have love you are not

now what?

we are going to be going to the bus again to learn some more about health and Harold said we can do sing with him in the next session 

Friday, 18 March 2016

Art work with Mrs Boston

                                     Art with Mrs Boston


On Tuesday Mrs Boston came in and did some art.

So what?

We did the sun art of from a Maori myth it was alot of fun 

Now what?

my next step is to add a bit more colour

Friday, 11 March 2016

The titanic

                        reading log


this is the book i am currently reading as part of reading goal which id to be able to read for longer periods of time and retain meaning.

So what?

i liked the part when the ship was starting to go into the water.

Now what?

my goal is also to read a variety of genre. This book is historical. the next genre i'm going to read is mystery.

multi cultural day

Multi cultural day


last week Oaklands School had a multi cultural day to celebrate the amazing cultures of Oaklands School.

So what?

We had to paint our flag my flag was Pakistan yo were allowed to do it with a buddy or do it alone i did it with Sadiyah.

Now what?

We are going to be learning more about the different cultures in room 24 this term including healthy snacks.


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