Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Personification Writing

In Koru 3 we have been working on personification writing. We have chosen every objects in the classroom that we are bringing to life, like a keyboard, door or chair. The first task was to choose an object and take a photo of it on our iPads. Next, we edited our photos to make it look like a human face and give it personality. After that we had to brainstorm ideas for our character and what descriptive language we would use to describe them. We chose between creating an interview of our character or a moment in time. When we finished our writing we were able to go onto Chatterpix and create a voice for our character. This part was so much fun getting to act as our object and be a bit silly. In our writing we worked on using descriptive language to give the audience an idea of our character's personality. Next week we'll be publishing our writing and some of us might even make our stories into iMovie trailers!

*This blog was written collaboratively with all students in Koru 3.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Family Reporting Night

During our exhibition night in Koru 3 we took on leadership roles by showing our families around our classroom. The week before we prepared by making a list of our classwork and items we wanted to share with our families. Then we practiced by role-playing with a buddy. We showed them our work, what we are passionate about and most interested in. Some of our favourite things in our classroom that we shared were: Taco/Sombrero/Chili of the Week awards, our Curiosity Kete and Box of Gratitude, our pepeha and our maths equations and other work on the walls. We liked showing our families around because we got to show off what we've been doing all year. Harriet shared that she and her family had fun and shared lots of laughter during exhibition night.

*This blog was written collaboratively by Harriet, Felicity, Jaide and Ms. Van Hart.

Athletics Day Term 4

Yesterday we had Athletics Day at school and students split into their hapū groups for the day. Students were decked out in the hapū colours...