Thursday, 18 June 2015

Two Star's And a Wish

We have done a two star's and wish the two stars is smothing that we have done well at the wish is a goal.

Here is mine 

Monday, 15 June 2015

KapaHaka Portfolio Sample

Description: On monday afternoons we have kapahaka with Nic, Ebony and Rosie. We learn about the maori culture by singing songs that have meaning.

Here is a video of kapahaka:

Big Idea: 

At kapahaka I enjoy learning about the maori culture because it's all really interesting.

I am most proud of learning the actions for Hou.


I find pronounceation challenging because some of the Maori words are really hard and confusing.

I am managing this challenge by going onto Rosie's blog and working with my mum on the pronunciation 

A personal goal for me is Remembering the actions for Karanga Karanga 

Our school wide focus this term has been around showing excellence. I show this at kapahaka by helping the little girls with their actions.

Feedback/Feedfoward: wow tabitha you have improved alot on your kapa haka since you started. you have been working very hard. One thing you need to work on is getting your heart into it, not just doing the actions and singing.
- Aria

Evaluation: I think I could improve on actions but I think I have improved alot.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Maths Portfolio Sample

Description: In maths we have been learning stratigies and to use the best one depending on the Qusetion. We  could use any stratigie we could use Place Value Partioning, Equal Addations, Rounding and Compensating or Reversibility.

Here is a slideshow of all my working out: 

Big Idea: We had to find two or three amounts that answered the question, I used R\C and EA, R\C is plusing or taking one away from one of the numbers to make a tidy number ( A tidy number ends in a zero to make it easier to add to somthing or take away from something) EA is changing the number by adding or taking away but you have to keep it the same on both sides. 

Feedback\feedfoward: you did well I like how you presented it and you need to use more strategies 

Evaluation: Next time I could use more than two stratigies for each question.   

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Writing Sample

Description: Our goal in writing has been conjunctions and connectives. I choose the goal because that is what needed to improve on the most other than some of the other goals that I was easy for me, I know that I am improving on this goal because I am using more conjunctions and connectives in my story.

Here are my plans

Here is my writing 

A New Life

Step by step walking into my new invention, my time machine. As soon as I walk in I feel my head spinning, my tummy turning, my legs wobbling, then nothing, nothing but darkness. I take one step into the pitch black.

Then I see a figure, a weird kind of figure. I was too scared to move but the creature wasn't, it started to hurry towards me into it was right in front of me and said "hello Ruput I am Alfred will you help me destroy the earth?

" um um where are we how do you know my name what are you?

" I am a robot we are on Mars and I scanned you to find out your name, now will you help me destroy the earth?

" yes " said Ruput grinning. "

What is that machine" asked Alfred

"that is my time machine that is what brought me here on Mars.

Replied Ruput

" take me into it"


Once again I feel my head spinning, my tummy turning, my legs wobbling, then darkness in my face.

" where are we?"

" my scan says we are in New York City underwater."

"What lets get out of here"!!

"Okay where are we now"?

" We are in Sydney, Australia at 25 Sydney street"

" yes finally this is my home lets go here come into the garage come in hurry before anyone sees you."

"Who is that"

said Ruput "she is Hannah she lives next door to you" replied Alfred.

" I am going to go talk to her you go inside Alfred". Said Ruput

" but we are going to destroy the world" said  Alfred

"yeah we will but I might just talk to her okay"

"Hi welcome to the neighbourhood I live next door what's your name?"

" I'm Hannah nice to meet you do you want to come inside?"

" yeah sure by the way I'm Ruput"

" okay that's a weird name what's your real name?"

" it's Max"

" know that is a awesome name anyway what do you do for a job?"

" a job um um I am a evil scientist I'm building a evil robot to destroy the world"

" That's horrible do you want to rule the world?"

"  I did but now I want to be with you"

" so do I, Max can I come round to your house?"

"yeah sure"

" well here is my house"

" where's the robot" " he's over here but he will kill me if I don't help him so I'll trick him ready, you stay here okay "

" hey do you want an upgrade?"

" yes I do" replied Alfred"

" okay "

For the next hour he was connecting and disconnecting wires and cords.

" finally here I am Hannah "

" I love you max "

" I love you to Hannah"

And 1 year later they got married and lived happily ever after.

The End By Tabitha Crooks

Feedback\Feedforward: that was really good the conjunctions were good but everything happened a bit to fast and I couldn't keep track - Bella m

Evaluation: I agree I did use the word "said" alot I think I did well on hooking the reader in.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Reading Portfolio Task

Description: This term we have been doing tic tac toes, they are activities that we do in between workshops. My tic tac toes are based aroud comprhension, because that is my goal.

This is my tic tac toe for this week

Big idea:
This tic tac toe is called double entry journal text to self.
we  had to realate a book that we are reading or have read to one of our own experiences. I chose a book called Mystic and the midnight ride by Stacy Gregg. I was making text to self connections which is relating a text to a experience of your own, Text to world is relating a text to somthing that is happening in the world, and Text to Text is realating a text from a book to another text form a book. 

Make text to text connections √
Make text to self connections √
Make text to world connections √
Understanding the text as I read it √
Visulising the text as I read it √

Good job tabitha I think you did a good big idea and I can get a big picture in my mind of what it looks like (the image helps to). I think you related the book to you own experisens. Next time you could work on making your description so I have a clearer picture in my mind. -Zara

Evaluation: I think I did well next itme I could write abit tidier so it is easier to read.