## Monday, 4 December 2017

### My fractured fairytale

Published
MY REFLECTION

I have been learning to write a fractured fairy tale using what I have learned about narative structeres and feature.  My fractured fairytale was based on the 3 little pigs. I got a lot better at my punctuatiion.  My next step is to use the post tense consistinly.

## Friday, 1 December 2017

### My Favourite Activities from 2017

Hey check out my adobe spark video its really good.

## Monday, 27 November 2017

### Understanding the purpose of characters in the text

MY REFLECTION

I have been learning to relate to the characters in the text to understand their purpose.  I used a venn diagram to compare ivan and stella in the story the one and only ivan.  This made me realise the differences bewtween the characters but also what made them simalar.  My next step is to be able to use this imformation to make imfrences about the purpose of the characters.

### 3D shapes

WALT identify and describe 3D shapes using mathmatical language .  I found this easy because I know 3D shapes of by heart.  My next stepis to learn other 3D shapes.

## Tuesday, 21 November 2017

### Solving 6, 7, 8 times tables using 5 times tables.

MY REFLECTION

I have been learning to use my 5 times table to solve my 6, 7, and 8 times tables.  I found this trickey because I don,t know my 6, 7, and 8 off by heart.  My next step is to learn my times tables off by heart.

## Monday, 20 November 2017

### Character description Reflection

W.A.L.T write a character description using adjectives I found this picture hard  to describe because I coudln,t think of sentences.  I used my 5 senses to write 5 different sentences about my character.  My next step is to add more interesting adjectives.

## Friday, 3 November 2017

### Comparing Fairy Tales

MY REFLECTION

I have been learning to identify common themes in fairy and fractured fairy tales.  We read two narratives called Red riding hood and into the forest.  A common theme I made from these stories was red coats both had a basket and a grandma.  I found this hard because I didin´t know what to do at first.  My next step is to write my own fractured fairy tale.

## Monday, 25 September 2017

### Place Value Partioning to Subtract

My Reflection

I have been learning to use place value partitioning to solve subtraction.  I found this tricky because it was confusing.  My next step is to keep practising this strategy.

## Tuesday, 19 September 2017

### Maori God Art

MY REFLECTION

This is my Maori God Art.  We read the myth called In the begining.  I drew Tu and used some adjectives to describe him.  I enjoyed this activity.

## Tuesday, 29 August 2017

### Making a Justified Prediction

MY REFLECTION

I have been learning to make a justified prediction about a text .  I found this trickey because the cover of the book dosent give away much.  My next step is to read the story to see if Im right.

## Monday, 28 August 2017

### The zoo debate

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to identify and describe what the author wanted me to feel,think or see. This text was about a zoo debate. It made me think at the same time I think some animals should be free. I learnt that even the best zoos cant provide the right enviroment. My next step is to identify what I think the authors purpose might be.

### Features of Pursuasive Writing

MY REFLECTION

We have been learning to identify the features of persuasive writing.  I found this trickey because I didn´t no what a retorical question was.  Something learnt what a retorical question was.  My next step is to write a persuasive speech.

### Persuasive speech reasearch popplet

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to find information about my speech topic.  I used instagrok and other websites to reasearch my speech topic which is why you should play rugby I found this interesting because I leanrt some facts about rugby my next step is to plan my speech.

## Wednesday, 5 July 2017

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to answer a range of questions about a text.  I found this hard because the questions were pretty hard my next step is to read the text before i answer it

## Friday, 30 June 2017

### Ordering an explanation

MY REFLECTION

We have been learning about the structure and order of writing an explanation.  We had to put the piece of writing in the correct order.  I found this hard because I didn´t know were the pieces went.  My next step is to write an explanation

## Tuesday, 27 June 2017

### Solving Multiplication Problems Using Place Value Partioning

MY REFLECTION

We have been learning to solve multiplication problems using place value
partitioing. I found this trickey because I kept on mudling up on the words and Mrs Melville helped me.  My next step is to make it more understanding.

## Monday, 26 June 2017

### Fun Bike Skills

This term we have been doing bike skills.  It was so much fun.  Check out my video!

## Tuesday, 13 June 2017

### Classifying Celebrations

MY REFLECTION

We have been learning about celebrations.  There are different types of celebrations.  We had to talk about these celebrations and decide what type of celebration they were.  I found this trickey because I didn't know were they went.

## Friday, 9 June 2017

### Camparing Celebrations

MY REFLECTION

we have been learning to compare and contrast different celebrations.  My group researched information about holi.  Something I found interesting was that holi is a celebration that people throw colours in the air.  next we worked with another group and used a venn diagram to compare our celebrations.  Things that were the same were foods, friends and family, myths and legends.  My next step is to put more detail and information in the vennn diagram

## Wednesday, 7 June 2017

### 100 word challenge-a soldiers perspective

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to add detail to my writing .  we had to imagine we were a soldier or a family member and write about this picture .  I used ... some of my 5 senses tomake my writeing more interesting. My next step is to use more of my 5 senses.

### Responding to a Test - Happy brithday, school!

MY REFLECTION

I have been learning to respond to a text using my prior knowledge and experience.  We read a story called 'happy birthday, school. I was able to make a connection in this text because elm park is having thier 50 jublee I found this easy cause I made some connections I next step is to make connections to the books I've read.

## Thursday, 18 May 2017

### A moment in time

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to use strategies to add detail to my writing.  wrote about a moment in time during my holiday.  I used my 5 senses to add detail to my writing.  The best part of this was when I got to choose a picture.  My next step is to put a little bit more effort into my work.

## Tuesday, 16 May 2017

### Prefix, suffix and root words

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to use my knowledge of prefixes, and suffixes to read and understand the meaning of words.  A  prefix is a group of letters that come at the begining of the word that can change the meaning of the word.  a suffix is a letter or group of letters at the end of a word or new meaning.  I found this tricky because I firstly didn't know what a prefix was.  my next step was to Identify the prefix

## Thursday, 13 April 2017

### My Pepeha Art

This is my pepeha art.   A pepeha is a way of introducing yourself in maori.  I have included my
maunga (mountain) ,my awa (river, my culture and a place which is special to me .  my favourite part
of this was drawing  my maunga.  I enjoyed doing this art work.

## Friday, 7 April 2017

### My Antonym Diamante Poem

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to write an antonym diamante poem.  An antonym is a
word that is the oppisite.   a diamante poem is a sentance with ajectives nouns
and verbs made into a shape of a diamond. I found this kind of hard to think of the words for the poem.
My next step is to use adjectives and verbs in the right place.

## Thursday, 30 March 2017

### Sumarising Information-Camouflage Presentation

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to find and summarise information in non-fiction texts.
I need to improve to have more detail I got a lot better at typing.  My next
step is to make sure look for key words or ideas when I read to help me
find the information more quick.

## Friday, 24 March 2017

### Room 12s favourite sport graph

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to collect data using a tally chart and show the results on a bar graph.  I found this fun
becasue I chose rugby and it made me exited and it was fun and easy.  I was suprised nearly everybody chose rugby.  My next step is to show data on a differnt graph.

## Thursday, 23 March 2017

### Softball Skills

Yersterday we had softball skills I felt neorvis because I didn't now if I was going to hit the ball.
when I hit it the ball went strait to the ground my second go went high in the air third go went even more higher the end.

## Friday, 10 March 2017

### My Mataphor Poem

MY REFLECTION
I have been learning to use metaphors to make it more interisting by making pictures in the readers head.  I am confused about what metaphors are my next step is to leave a image in the readers head.

## Friday, 3 March 2017

### Making conections - The stowaway

My reflection

I am learning to make connections to what to what i read.
I could make connections to this story because I have been to the choclate factory in Dunedin and I could see how a cat could get stowed away.
My next step is to use my personal experience to help me understand what i read.

## Friday, 17 February 2017

### Sorting numbers= Venn Diagram activity

My Refliction

I have been learning to sort even numbers and multiples of 5.  I this easy because I know my even numbers and multiples of 5.   My next step is to try to do it faster.

### My biopoem

My Reflection

We have been learning to write a biopoem.  A biopoem is a poem written about yourselves.  It has a special structure that we had to use to write our poems.  I found this tricky because it was hard thinking of the sentences.  My next step is to use more interesting ideas and words.

## Friday, 10 February 2017

### My Welcome Post 2017

Welcome to my year 4 learning blog.  This year I am in room 12 and my teacher is Mrs Melville.  I enjoy sport.  This year I am looking forward to going to Te Tuhi.  I hope you will enjoy my blog and leave lots of feedback.