Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Favorites

My Favorites

My favorite place in my house is the dining room table. It is my favorite place because at that table, my family and I play games there,

we create amazing things, and yes, we actually made it!

and we talk there. 
I've got lots of happy memories of talks and happy times at our table. It is the thing that reminds me the most of the good things that have happened at my house.

My favorite thing in my house apart my family is my flower. It is my favorite thing because I made this flower in Australia with my cousins, Tamakaha and Aroha. I hardly ever get to see them and this flower reminds me of them and  the time that I had with them

Friday, September 28, 2012

Term 3 Reflection

Learning Journal

Being a successful learner involves you being reflective about the learning process. It is about you identifying your strengths, weaknesses and areas you would like to improve in. Reflection just does not happen at the end of a task, it can be throughout a task.

I would now like you to take some time to answer these questions:

1. Are you pleased with how this term has gone for you?
Yes because I have learnt a lot of things and I have become a better learner this term.

2. What have you learnt this term?
I have learnt how to make a book of my own online.

3. What have you found easy this term?
I found researching Sarah Walker and putting my information into a Google Presentation because I have done a lot of Presentations to practise.

4. What have you found tricky / difficult this term?
I found drawing my symbols for Room 3’s Sacraments art piece hard to do because I am not very good at art and that time I had to do 8 symbols.

5. Who  / what has helped you with your learning this term?
My Mum has helped me a lot but the person who has helped me the most was Miss G.

6. What could you change with your learning for next term?
Next term, I am going to try to not daydream and stay focused on my work more.

7. What are your next learning steps to make you a successful learner for next term?
My learning steps are going to be:
I will always finish my work when I am supposed to and I will listen to Miss G and always read the question before I put in the answer.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kids 4 Kids

“Okay, we can go now.” Miss G said to the Bus Driver. The whole bus was buzzing because we were going to the Kids 4 Kids rehearsal. We had been practising for Kids 4 Kids for nearly a whole term. Rachel and I were extra excited and scared at the same time because we were auditioning for the soloist part. “Quiet down Room 3!” shouted Miss G over all the noise.

When we got there we had to line up in one line in height order then follow the man inside. The concert and the rehearsal was at the Telstraclear Centre in Manukau. When we were inside the theatre, we sat down and waited for the man to start talking to us. After a few minutes of waiting he started to tell us where to sit. I ended up in row 4 sitting next to Aurora and a girl from another school. Soon Suzanne came out and we all started to sing.

After we had practised most of the songs, we had morning tea and the soloists went under the stage to audition. Rachel and I were shaking as we walked down the many stairs that there were. When we were down there, the man asked us to stand in a line and sing the first bit of “When you wish upon a star” My Mum told me to go for that song that I should go for so I was pretty happy that I was singing that. Luckily I made it through the first round but after that, I didn’t know weather I would be able to stand up, I was shaking so much in my legs. Soon he sent a group upstairs. I was so happy that I made it through that round. I nearly fell over we I heard that we had to sing some more. I sang and soon he gave us the results. I couldn’t believe it, I made it!!!!!!! I was one of the soloists!!!!!! And so was Rachel! We were so happy! Next we had to sing some more to see who sang what song. It ended up to be Rachel and I were singing the same song together! We ran up the stairs nearly screaming!

We ran across the stage to where Miss G was standing. “How did you go?” She asked. “We made it! We are doing the same song together!” I replied happily. She gave a big hug and congratulated us. Mrs Carter came running when she saw Miss G looking so happy.

Soon it was time to get back onto the stage to carry on with the practise. When it was time for me and Rachel to do our song, I was scared and really excited at the same time. For some reason, I could hear myself really loudly. I sing at church sometimes but I had never heard myself sing so loudly!

I went home and got ready for the big night. I told my Mum, Dad and my brother and sisters and I called my Aunty in Tauranga to tell her and my cousin. Everyone was very happy and proud and they all wished me luck. Finally, it was time to go. In the car, I kept on getting really scared then be fine and do it again and again the whole trip.

When I was backstage with the rest of the class and Miss G, I played knucklebones with Rachel, Jane, Caroline and Catherine. It was my first time playing and I was really bad at it. Soon Miss G told us to get into the rows that we were in at the rehearsal. Rachel and I were really scared but I was really excited as well.

Soon we were sitting on the benches waiting for Suzanne to come out and start singing with us. First we sang the Muppet Show Theme song with some changes, I thought that it was a great way to start the night. Next was the Happy Days Theme song. Happy Days was the name of the Show so Suzanne talked a bit about the song before we sang it.

After some songs it was finally time for Rachel and I to sing. For some reason, I wasn’t scared at all when I was walking up to the microphone. I waited till Rachel’s verse was over then it was my turn to shine! I sang and sang and soon it was over. We went to sit down again and carry on being part of the choir.

For the rest of the night, I sang and sometimes I did little actions, but soon I got tired and I hardly did anything. After the concert was over, Miss G took me over to my Mum and my sister, Talita in the foyer. Mum congratulated me and said that I was great. I was really tired, I could barely smile! On the way home, Talita fell asleep and I nearly did too and when we got home, I fell asleep straight away.

I really enjoyed singing in front of people with Suzanne Prentice. I was also really happy that it was over because our class had been practising for it for so long. My highlight of the night was singing solo and seeing my Mum and Miss G smiling. My highlight of the rehearsal was finding out that I had the soloist part with Rachel.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shapes 2

1. What is the name of this shape? Pentagon ✔

2. What is a shape that has 10 sides? Decagon ✔
3. What is the name of this shape? Trapezoid ✔

4. What is the shape that sort of looks like a stretched diamond? Kite✔

5. What are shapes that are flat called? 2 dimensional ✔

6. What is a 9 sided shape called? 3 dimensional shape. x 2 dimensional

Stories of Hope from the Bible 2

Genesis 13:14-17 - Abram moves to Hebron.
The hope was that Abram’s descendants would always have so much land to live on.

Exodus 16:4-5 - The Manna and the Quails.
The hope was that the people would never go hungry because God is with them.

Psalm 78:23-29 - God and his People.
The hope is that God will not let his people go hungry.

Daniel 6:1-26 - Daniel in the Pit of Lions.
The hope is that God will forgive us.

Hope Stories from the Bible

Genesis 1: 2-3 - The Story of Creation.
The Hope in that story is that God would create light for the earth.

Matthew 24: 37-38 - No one knows the Day and hour.
The Hope in that story was that the Son of Man would change everything like the flood did in Noah’s time.

Exodus 9: 13-14 - Disasters strike Egypt (Hail)
The Hope in that story is that the King would let the Israelites go.

Exodus 15: 22-27 - Bitter WaterThe Hope in that story was the Israelites kept on hoping that God would provide for them fresh water.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Musical Evening

Last night was St Pius X Catholic School’s Musical Evening. It was a night to show our parents what we can do with Music. Every class performed an Item and some Music groups performed as well.

The first Class to perform was Room 2. They sang a song as an opening prayer. Second was the Room 7 girls with a Maori Song and dance. Room 1 was next with a stick song that they learnt with Mrs Carter. Third was both Room 1 & 2 with a song and dance. I thought that they opened the evening really well.

The rest of the evening was mostly singing and dancing. There was an Item that the Drumming group did, it was really cool, but it was really loud. The thing that made it worse was that everyone was cheering loudly, so it made it extra loud.

Soon, it came time for Room 3 to do their Item. We were singing 2 songs, “Puppet on a string” and “Somewhere out there”. In Puppet on a String the whole Class sang the whole song but in Somewhere out There, Rachel and I sang the soloist part.

I was a bit nervous when I held the microphone up because so many eyes were staring at me. As we started singing the cheering started. When the song had finished Room 3 all bowed and went back to their seats and sat down. I felt relieved and a bit proud of myself because I had finally did it.

For the rest of the Evening, I just wished that I was at home in bed. At the end of the evening, I went to my Mum and Family and we went home.

I really enjoyed the Musical Evening but I was really tired and I wanted to go home straight after Room item.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

2 Dimensional Triangles

1. What is the name of this shape?
Right- Angle Triangle. ✔

2. What is a Triangle that looks like an upside down icicle?
Isosceles Triangle. ✔

3. What is a Triangle where all the sides are equal?
Equilateral Triangle. ✔

4. What is this shape called? Ellipse ✔

5. What sort of Triangle is this? Scalene Triangle. ✔

6. What are these types of shapes also called? 2 dimensional. ✔

7. Name 3 other 2 dimensional shapes? Circle, square, rectangle. ✔

8. ¼ of 32 = 13 ✔    4 x 13  = 32    13 x 1 = 13

9. ⅔ of 33 = 22 ✔    3 x 11 = 33     11 x 2 = 22

Thursday, September 6, 2012

X Country

“Go Talita!” I cheered as my sister, Talita ran. It was XCountry Day and the 7 year olds were running. Talita was close behind her friend Lenleigh and she was coming second! Her course was to run around the school and the church twice and then run around the courts once at the end. At the very end of the race Lenleigh started walking, so I shouted to Talita, “Run past her!!” So she did and she won the race. For some reason when Talita sat down, someone was already sitting down. I don’t know what happened there but I think that Talita actually won.

Talita’s race wasn’t the first race though. First, it was the 5 year old boys and girls and Jorge won the boys race and Helaina won the girls race. The 6 year old boys were next and Alan won the boys race and Mikala won the girls race. After that was Talita’s race.

When the 8 year olds had finished, the 13 year olds started and after that the 12, 11, 10 and finally the 9 year olds.

I am 9 so I was really nervous when the 10 year olds were sent off. When we got called up I waved to my Mum and got ready to race off. “On your marks, get set, Go!” called Miss G. I started by jogging because I was running a long way and I didn’t want to get tired right away.

I wasn’t at the front but I wasn’t at the end. Soon, I saw the first teacher and she helped us cross the road safely. The next teacher also did that. The third teacher, Mrs Tui told me to run around the side street. In that street, I saw a lot of people cheating so I tried to tell them to come back, but I was so out of breath, I could hardly speak. I was so tired and I wanted to sit down but I kept on going. The thing that was really hard was running up the hill at the end.

In the end, I came 5th, but I was really proud of myself for trying and finishing. I had an awesome time that day and I was really proud of Talita and me.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Saint Pius X

Altar Boy,
Ordained, receiving, serving,
Love for the Mass,

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sacrament Summative Assessment

Draw on Tux Paint sketches of two different ways Jesus heals. Give each sketch a label.
Finish this sentence: Jesus continues to heal people today through us. ✔

Highlight what happens in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
clothing with a white garment reading the Word of God
the washing of feet anointing the forehead with oil✔ baptising with water ✔ laying on of hands
anointing the hands with oil the rosary

Name the 7 Sacraments:
Baptism ✔
Communion Confirmation
Eucharist ✔
Penance ✔
Anointing ✔
Holy Order ✔
Marriage ✔

Name two ways people can participate in the celebration of the Eucharist By responding to Father. By saying a Prayer. ✔

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fractions Practise 2

Example : ⅔ of 18 = 12
3 x ? = 18 3 x 6 = 18
? x 2 = ? 6 x 2 = 12

1. ⅔ of 27 = 18 3x 9=27 2x 9=18

2. ¾ of 36 = 27 9x 4=36 9x3=27

3. ⅘ of 55 = 44 11x 5=55 4x11=44

4. ¼ of 20 = 5 5x 4=20 5x 1=5

5. ⅔ of 30 = 20 10x 3=30 10x 2=20

6. ⅓ of 15 = 5 5x 3=15 1x 5=5