Wednesday, June 26, 2019

KIS Personalised Pathway

WALT create a pathway for our future.

Whaea Sue gave us a basic template to plan our future. I filled it out pretty quickly because I had known I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was about 6 or 7. Anyway, we created this slide so that we could keep tabs on our progress with our goals.

I enjoyed writing out my goals and aspirations for the future. It wasn't all that hard. Have a look:


Friday, November 16, 2018

Halloween Or Not? - Poster

WALT: create a quality blog post. I think that Halloween is a unique way of letting kids have fun, and letting their imagination go wild with creating costumes like a . . . Vatch! (a vampire witch). 😉 Finding the pictures was really challenging especially trying to make the frame fit the picture. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Te Kauru 2018 Camp Writing (2nd draft)

The Invader Adventure

Thunk, swish, clank, clank. I was on Invader, a ride at Rainbows end, and was TOTALLY regretting it. My stomach was turning itself inside out. As we got faster, we went higher. my mouth opened and I … SCREAMED LOUDER THAN EVER IN THE PAST TWO YEARS! AAHHHHHH!! Wiremu and Jasmine screamed too, but not as loud as I did. At last, It slowed and shivered to a stop. Then, you would think I was gonna start crying, BUT yet, I screeched: I WANNA GO AGAIN! *Sigh.* good times, good times indeed.

The Fear Fall Fiasco

The Fear Fall on the other hand was a BIG FAT NO NO! I was babbling on about how I LOVED it last time, two years ago. I went on it TWICE. But this time, …  Yeah … uhh NO WAY. So we waited in line for about 5 minutes. And I had HUGE butterflies inside my stomach, wait, no, make that GINORMOUS HORNETS! That was how NERVOUS I was. But it was too late to change my mind. Because I was already ON THE FEAR FALL!!! My heart was racing. I shut my eyes but the view was beautiful, I couldn’t resist. Oops. Big mistake. TOO HIGH, TOO HIGH! My breathing shortened and sped up. Click, click, clink. The seats clicked into place. OH GOD. AAHHHHHHHHH! I screeched and, as I got off … the tears came tumbling down my cheeks. *Sniff sniff.* 
Aww! Its ending. Can I go again?

Mmmmm . . . Lunch!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Sneak Peek of My book, The Struggle!!!


Caramel - 1 month - Cat - Cute, feisty, playful
Akanah Zelaya - 16 yrs - Main character - Stable, rude, untidy
Mr Powell - 48 yrs - fav teacher
Mr Thompson - 56 yrs - least fav teacher
Braydon Doe - 17 yrs - Crush - Brave, strong, handsome
Kendal Palm - 16 yrs - BFFs - Kind, rude, grumpy - Allergic to milk  

My name is Akanah Zelaya and I wish my life was different. Right now I HATE it. Why you ask?

  1. My mum walked out the door 10 years ago, when I was 5, leaving Dad, a scientist named Rick to look after me.
  2. I don’t live in Japan any more, I live in Australia.
  3. I’m starting a new school TOMORROW! It's called Wellford high school.

So what do YOU think? Comment!

Friday, September 21, 2018

STEAM Reflection - Term 3

Name - Caylee    Date - 19/09/18 
- Coding (Snap4Arduino) and Arduino Boards
In Term 3, the students have been continuing their STEAM learning using the STEAM Electronics kits. They have been learning how to block code using the program Snap4Arduino. The purpose of this learning has been for the students to control one or more LED lights on an electronic arduino board using code. Each week the coding expectation increased and the students showed perseverance in achieving successful outcomes!
Learning Goal 1. To make an LED blink off/on by controlling voltage from 0V to 5V by programming the Arduino.
Learning Goal 2.  To change the speed of blinking to such a high rate that the LED appears to be dimmer.
Learning Goal 3. To make the LED fade on and off by varying the voltage

2018 - Term 3 STEAM - ‘Coding and Arduino Boards’ Reflective Questions

1. What was I learning and why?
I was learning how to code an arduino board so I can make an LED blink. I was also learning how to make 2 LEDs light up at different times.

2. What did I do well and how do I know?
I worked well with Jordan because we got MOST things correct. And because Jordan’s one of my good friends! 

3. What challenged me ……?
Finding the right places for the code parts, so that it matches the diagram.

4. What would I do differently next time to make my learning more successful ….. ?
Not arguing with Jordan when she’s actually right. 

5. What have I enjoyed about the learning?
I LOVED ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because it was SUPER fun! 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

My Book Review!

My book review on The Princess and the foal!

WALT: We are learning to encourage others to read some of our favourite books. The Princess and the foal is an inspirational book, and this is one of the few books that have given me the inspiration to write a book. I hope to post a small part of my book called "The Struggle" so you all can see!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Tidy Number Strategy - subtracting

I have been learning to subtract using Tidy numbers, because we're learning maths strategy's for us to be able to calculate in our head.