Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Learning Pit

WALA: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.  

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

Draw the Learning Pit.
List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit.
List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit.
Label where good learning happens.
List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit.

Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit. For the learning pit when I was making this I had a lot of other stuff on like Ki Or Rahi and Dance Nz Made so I was in the pit because I had not long to finish it.
How did you feel when you were in the pit?  Annoyed, Rushed, Challenged.
What did you do to work out of the pit? Got help from a friend- Kobe.

Feedback/Feedforward: good job Georgia. I like all the detail you added. Maybe next time you could dial down on all the colors. Otherwise it is AWESOME.

Monday, 25 August 2014

The Final Chance

Purpose: To share our experiences about a time we felt nervous, exhausted or angry.

WALT: Entertain (recount)

Task: To write a recount based on an experience.

The room was drowsy like everyone was tongue tied. The music started then glitched out. I was last to compete. I can hear my friends voices cheering me on. I can't turn to look, I have to concentrate. The music restarted and I was NOT confident! " Go Georgia." I can hear. A little smirk appears on my face just as the music starts.

I finish my flick flacks and I am facing mum. She is recording. She stops recording and all I hear is the music and the light whispers fading away. I feel sweaty but I'm not sweaty I'm just nervous. Smile, I say to myself. I'm finally lost in the music. I feel upbeat. I feel brave. I feel hot, I'm frying like a pan! Is it me or is it boiling in here? No of course it isn't me. Oh and I know I'm doing dreadful! Right now, I'm doing my last dance before the music ends.

I  present to the judges with a BIG smile on my face. As soon as I turn that all changed. Tears come bursting out like a firework. Could I feel any worse after my terrible floor. My score comes out and I gaze up like a shining star. My mouth opens & I see mum calculate my score but I see no signs of fail or pass. She lip sinks 50! Yay I'm going to step 5!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Hiwi The Kiwi

Hey You, Yes You! Listen Up. Did you know nearly 88% of New Zealanders eat fish almost every month? Well, Yes it is healthy so it's a good thing. But ( Yes It's wow there's a bad *But to this story)  What if I told you fish could be extinct by the time your grandchildren are born. WOW! It's because people have been braking  the law/ Fishing Rules & it is unfair isn't it. So if you want to know the rules than keep reading to find out...

Fish N Chips are a New Zealand food, right?  Imagine if it was just Chips, No fish just boring old yum chips. What would we New Zealanders be known for? The country with no fish. Terrible wouldn't it!

So here are the most important rules for fishers. Remember always put the to big and the to small fish back! You ask why? Well I will tell you why. The small fish need to grow because they will never be able to live there life or have babies for us to eat when they grow.  Not Good. Are you wondering about the big fish? I could sing you a song about why but, I'm not in the mood. Anyway you put the biggies back because they, could, have, babies & you wouldn't want to break  both fishing laws would you? Also you would be a piggies eating that much would. Aye?

Also, when your fishing you need a wet towel & when I say need I mean NEED! Imagine if you picked up a fish & it was under size. You would make its protection scales fall off. So that's why you NEED a wet towel. Oh I almost forgot, Make sure you have salt water to keep it fresh. Never use normal water on a salt water fish!

Now that you know couple of fishing rules. If you ever see someone doing the wrong thing, tell them off! Oh and don't worry I will be there too with my new fishing rod as soon as I win it. I can help you tell everyone the fishing rules.  

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Maori Language

WALT: communicate a message.

Description: We have been participating in 3 different workshops around colour, compositions and fonts.  We put these skills to use in a poster sharing our knowledge about Te Reo Maori.

Why? We have noticed that our posters are too cluttered and do not communicate a  message well.
When? Week 3
Who? The World

Task: Make a poster about Te Reo Maori.

Message: My message is clear and purposeful. Everything that is on my poster relates to my message. 

Self Assesment: I think I could have presented it better and described what everything meens better but my poster shows how to have a quick conversation in Maori.

Buddy Comment: I think that you have been to all the work shops because it looks very nice. Next time you could put some pictures to show. Like if you have Tepu for table you could put a picture of a table. Georgia T.

Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster relates to my message.  👍

 Composition: My poster is balanced. 👍

Font: My font is clear, readable and suits the message.👍

Colour: I have used 2-3 colours that are complementary. My background choice makes the text pop!👍

Accuracy: All of the words on my poster are spelt correctly. 👌


  1. What are you most proud of and why? I am proud that I got the deadline because I had less time to finish it than others.

  2. What challenged you the most and why? It was challange spelling the words right because they are in Maori.

  3. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Finishing in time because I had to finish it during brunch time.

 Over all I think my poster is a yellow target because it was an alright poster & I know I can do better!