Monday, 7 December 2015

Happy Holidays!

Since the holidays are coming up, Olivia F and I have made a music video just to say Happy Holidays!
Song: Happy Holidays by Janet Devlin

(Did you guys go to the Christmas parade? Amazing right?)

Poetry (Cinquains and Free Verse)

Description: In Troy's writing group, we have been focused on Cinquains and Free Verse poetry. My cinquain is about the moon and my free verse is about watching the Disneyland fireworks with my cousin. Here is a slide of all of our poetry. Cinquains is a type of poerty thats ordered from syllables. In the first line you have to have 2 syllables, then 4, then 6, 8 and back to 2. For freeverse, there are no rules. You can write it however you desire. My slide is the 4th one :P

Big Idea:

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Feed|back/ Feedforward: Wow Aye that is some amzing poetry. My favourite is the free verse just the starting is wow! Next time I think you could work on the background or chose a diffverent colour for the words so that they stand out. but appart frome that I think you did an amazing job.

Evaluation: Thanks Sophie for the feedback and Feedforward! I think that I have done a great job in using words to describe my topic. I believe I have officially gotten an understanding of Cinquains and Freeverse. Maybe next time I could add more language features and stay to the rules of Cinquains.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Blooms Questions

Here are my questions for week 7

What is Kelly doing:
Kelly is to busy shopping while she has the chance because she doesn't have much money at home.
Where is Carl Carl is with the Washerwoman
What instructions could you give to Carl Listen to the woman. 
Lolly pops have nothing to do with this. -_-

Monday, 30 November 2015


Description: In Troy's writing class we have been doing Cinquains. Cinquains are types of poems but are ordered in syllables. The first row should have 2 syllables, the second is 4 then 6, 8 and back to 2. Our topic was our passion. Here are a few Cinquians that I have done:

A touch of a pencil:
Planning, guidelines, drawing
Not any other art technique

A bright flare:
A golden globe
Blazing right above us
A fiery ball in the blue
The sun

Celestial Night
Lumionus Light
Glistening above me
Silent With whispering Shadows
The Moon

 Wow! That is amazing! Very good aye! You are very talented student. Nice poems they are amazing. I know you would of chosen this because you are doing it everyday. Nice work. =)

Thursday, 26 November 2015


Every Thursday we go to different inquiries. We had to pick which inquiry group we wanted to be in and I chose Troy's Graduation inquiry. The reason why I wanted to be a Graduation was because its my last year and I want to make graduation something to remember. In graduation, we had to pick from different committees of what we wanted to work on. I chose the decorations and hats group because I wanted to be in the decorations group last year but I didn't get to. I also chose hats because I like hats I guess.

For graduation we try make as much as possible for the year 6's to leave something behind for us to remember them by. For example: in the decorations group, we are painting Jenga Blocks white so the year 6's can sign them for us to remember them by.

I think we thought outside the box because we thought of very creative ideas for graduation. Some are inspiration from Pinterest and others were completely original.

SEMI FINISHED 2015 banner thing.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Book Bash Blooms Questions 3

I have been reading the Spiral Chrysalis. My reading partner is Gracie and here are the 3 questions she has gaven me for the week.

List 3 characters from Where To Next
Kelly, Nareen and Stephen

Who were the main characters?
Carl, Kelly and Nareen

Describe the Porter

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Poems of life

On Pages, I stumbled upon four poems of life I wrote during the beginning of the year. I found them great to post since my goal in writing is poetry. So here are Aye's Four Poems of Life! (Friendship, nature, transport and love.)

Aye's poems of life

Friendship, oh friendship
Thank you for making us be
Without you we would be nothing!
We would just be an un growing seed
You're the cherry on my sundae,
the finishing piece
Without you, my heart would sink
You make the whole world smile
all in one pile
Without you, the world never see the bright side
 That's why you're always in mind 

An alleyway to kindness
Creating life in our hearts.
Helping us live, 
Helping us grow
You've been with us right from the start
We understand your disappointment,
Of people misusing you 
But we promise 
We will repay you back.
All the greenness and colors 
The astonishing sights
You're the one who has made us lovers
So please don't go
With all the wild life and views
Because we would be goners,
without you                                                                                                                                                                              

No matter what nationality you are,
White, Black
Short, Tall
Male, Female
You are always traveling.
Train, bus, taxi your own car
It doesn't matter
Modern transport is very important
To meet friends and family
Whenever you are in a rush
Modern transport can take you there in a hurry
In the end of the days 
We can count on you
To take us there
Wherever, Whenever


Oh love, 
You make our hearts tingle
One of the most important essence in life
That we love to mingle
Your the one that sets fire into our hearts
Right from the start
You complete us 
You cause affection
Without you,
We would never be perfection
Love is what makes us special
We would have no room in our hearts to
Be happy
Love life
Meet someone special
Or have friends and family
Thank you Love
For completing our life story

Monday, 16 November 2015

Awesome Video Stars

This blog post is not about my learning but about the cool video stars me and my friends made! I thought they were really cool so I wanted to post them on my blog!

Space Unicorn Holiday featuring: Amy, Bella I, Olivia F, Gaby, Hannah P, Taylor W, Ana and I. Camerman: Olivia F

Last Train To Awesome Town featuring: Ana, Sophie W, Taylor W, Amy, Bella I, Georigia, Kate, Ashlee, I and a bunch of other people I forgot. (Sorry if uncredited!) Cameraman: Olivia F

Friday, 6 November 2015

Agency 2015 Goals

Description: In class, we had to fill out a Self Managing, Directed and Agentic matrix to determine what goal we want to practise for the year. On the matrix, were 3 columns for Self Managing, Self directed etc. In each column were different goals which were appropriate for for the title. We had to highlight the goals pink or yellow. The ones that are pink are the ones we need to work on and the ones in yellow are the ones that we nailed. Here is what I found out after I filled out the sheet.

I think I am a Self Managing / Self Directed / Self Agentic learner because: 
I am inspirational, I collaborate well, I seek my challenges and I take on a variety of roles. 
The goal that I am currently working on is:
To make conscious decisions on how to use my learning.

The things I need to do to achieve this goal are:
Consciously train myself to make decisions easily and to always note down everything on my timetable.

Spiral Chrysalis Question Recreation

In reading, our reading partner designed questions for us to design from the Spiral Chrysalis.
Here are the questions Gracie designed for me:

In your own words describe Nareen: I would decribe Nareen as confident, independent and strong.

What is your opinion of Carl: He is ignorant but smart.

In your own words summarise the story: So far in the book, Nareen, Kelly and Carl unleashed the spiral chrysalis and Carl got transported to a room full of doors. He opens the doors and gets turned into a ghost?

Friday, 30 October 2015

Free Verse Poetry

Description: In Troy's writing group we are focusing on poetic writing. The type of poetry we are focusing on is Free Verse Poetry. Free verse means that there are no limits or rules to how we write our poem.

The poem I wrote about was about seeing the Disneyland Fireworks. Here it is:

Bang! Bang! Bang!
The celebration has begun
Pow! Pow! Pow!
The colors explode to life
Lying in the grass,
Staring at the blanket of stars
Dreaming with my cousin
Music gets louder
Disney idols appear 
The heart of Animation,
In one big splat of colors
A canvas of dreams appear
Thanks Disneyland
For being like no other.

1) Reflect on the links to senses  you used: 
I think have used most of the five senses except for smell because I didn't know how to include this in my poem.

2) Reflect on the language features you used:
I think I have used repetition and short sentences. I found short sentences easy for including in my poem because one word can make a poem more powerful.

3) Reflect on what you could improve on next time:
Next time I would like to include ALL of the senses (see, hear, feel, taste and smell) and also try to use a variety of language features.

Friday, 23 October 2015


In reading we had to pick questions from the Blooms Sheet. We had to give our reading partner the questions we chose and they had to answer them. Gracie was my partner and down below are the questions she gave me. The questions are related to the book we are both reading called The Spiral Chrysalis.

Who are the main characters 
Karl, Nareen and Kelly.

Describe what happened to Karl 
Karl got transported into the chrysalis.

What instructions would you give to Karl
Don't open any doors! It could let ghosts escape!

How is Karl related to Nareen 
They are twins!

What is your opinion of Karl
 Karl  is lazy!

Create a new character for the story
Stella, Kelly's older sis.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Book Bash

Description: For literacy this term, we have been doing something called Book Bash. Book Bash is where the teachers give us 10 books to choose from. Then we pick 3 books of our choice that best appeals to our taste or intersest. I got chosen to read the Spiral Chrysalis first.
Here are my predictions on my first look at the book:

Title:  I think The Spiral Chrysalis sounds like a book about a butterfly because butterflies make chrysalis'. I wonder why it says "Spiral" in the title though. What does a chrysalis  have anything to do with a spiral?

Cover Design: Just looking at the cover intrigued me. I think the two girls might be sisters and they encounter a chrysalis in their garden. The wind is sweeping their hair across the breeze which seems like it's coming from the chrysalis. WHY THOUGH!? And there appears to be blood stains...

Blurb: Honestly, I couldn't read the blurb because the photo was blurry but I'm sure it  sounds cool. Judging by the fact my other preditions, they could give me a clue of what it says!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

News Report Tic Tac Toe

Description: For my summarizing Tic Tac Toe, I chose to do "News Report". You probably know what a news report is but basically it's when news reporters make a summary of a report. I had to make a News Report about an article by summarizing.


Big Idea:  
The article I had to summarize was an article about NZ getting a new dollar note design. 
Here is my report. The link to the article will be listed below.

September 2nd 2015, Kiwi Kids News have revealed an exciting report. The $5 and $10 notes will be revealing a new NZ design in mid October. The new design will feature brighter colours but don't worry, the famous faces and the floral design will be left unchanged. The $20, $50 and the $100 note will likely be changed in April 2016.

Link to article: (coming soon due to internet problems)

Monday, 7 September 2015

Pae Tamariki Reflection Term 3 2015

Description: This term Kapa Haka went to perform at Pae Tamariki. Pae Tamariki is an annual maori event shared with primary and intermediate schools. It's a celebration of maori tradition but showing it in maori haka and dance. Pae tamariki was celebrated on the 31st July 2015.


Big Idea: At Pae Tamariki, I felt... Scared to comfront everyone in the audience.

I felt most proud of… smiling proudly no matter how nervous I was.

I found folowing the actions challenging because… everyone was sometimes swaying their arms different ways so that confused.

I managed this challenge by…. remembering the correct movements and sticking to my instincts.

At Kapa Haka, I next want to.. Practising memorising the correct actions instead of embarssing myself by accidentally doing the wrongs movement.

I think you have done a great job and tryed your best, for your next goal at your
next peformance you could try and do the moves correctly and be more confident. Grace.S (/o-o)/ **