## Monday, December 4, 2017

### Narrative Writing - Fractured Fairytale

My Reflection
I have been learning to write a fractured fairytale using what I have learned about narrative structures and features. My fracutured fairytale was based on little red riding hood.
The best part of this was giving the story a twist.
My Next Step Is To
Use the post tense consistently

## Friday, December 1, 2017

### My Favourite Moments

My Reflection
I enjoyed doing these things and i wished i could do it again . So i hope you enjoy my video.

## Friday, November 24, 2017

### Understanding the Purpose of the Characters in the Text

My Reflection
I have been learning to relate to the characters in the text to understand their purpose.I used a venn diagram to compare Ivan and Stella in the story the one and only Ivan . This made me realise the differences between the characters but also what made them similar .
My Next Step Is To
Be able to use this information to make inferences about the purpose of the characters.

## Tuesday, November 21, 2017

### 3D Shapes

My Reflection
I am learning to recognise and describe 3D shapes using mathmatical language .
I found this really tricky because i don't really know how to figure out  3D shapes such as cylinders and cones.
My Next Step Is To

## Friday, November 17, 2017

### WALT Solve Our 6,7 And 8 Times Tables Using Our 5 Times Tables

My Reflection

WALT solve our 6,7 and 8 times tables using our five times tables.
I found this tricky because it is really tricky for me to figure out my 6,7 and 8 times tables and at least to try and learn my 6,7 and 8 times tables off by heart.
MY Next Step Is To
try and listen and remember my follow ups so i won't forget what to do.

## Thursday, November 16, 2017

### Character Description

My Reflection
W.A.L.T write a character description using adjectives.
I found this picture tricky to describe  because  honestly I did could not find any words to basically describe my character. I used my 5 senses to write 5 different sentences about my character .
My Next Step Is To

## Friday, November 3, 2017

### Identifying Common Themes In Fairy And Factured

My Reflection
I have been learning to identify common themes in fairy and fractured tale. We read two narrative called Little Red Riding Hood and Into The Forest. A common theme I made from the story was the woods . I found this tricky because i always forgot the features and themes in the books.
My Next Step IS To
try and find more features and themes in the book.

## Monday, September 18, 2017

### Maori God Art

My Recflection
This is my Maori God Art. We read a Maori myth called in the beginning. I drew Tawhririmatea and used some adjectives to describe him. We used cool text to publish the words . I enjoyed this activity.

## Wednesday, August 30, 2017

### Place Value Partitioning To Subtract

My Reflection
I have been learning to use place value partitioning to solve subtraction problems.
I found this tricky because I don´t really know all my subtraction problems.

My Next Step Is To
keep practising this strategy

## Tuesday, August 29, 2017

### Making A Justified Prediction

My Reflection
I have been learning to make a justified prediction about a text.
I found this hard to make a prediction because I didn't have any ideas of what might happen.
My Next Step Is To
read the story to see if i'm right.

## Monday, August 28, 2017

### Sleep Sleuths

My Reflection
I.A.L.T find and summarise information by choosing the most important  infomation in a text .
I found this tricky because it was to hard to list 3 facts from the book.
My Next Step Is To
give examples from the text of how information is important.

### The Zoo Debate

My Reflection
I have been learning to identify and describe what the author wanted me to feel,think or see
. This texted was about to protect animals and their habitats . It made me think to save zoos .I learnt how the zoo keepers feel and that no one wants zoos to be destroyed.
My Next Step Is To
identify the big ideas or messages  in the story through characters action and events.``1``

### Persuasive Speech Research Popplet

My Reflection
I have been learning to find information about my speech topic.
I used Instagrok and other websites to research my speeech topic which is stop littering .
I found this interesting because I got to find lots of interesting facts and information about littering.
My Next Step Is To
plan a speech.

## Friday, August 18, 2017

### Features Of Persuasive Writing

My Reflection
We have been learning to identify the features of persuasive writing. I found this hard because I could not find anything in the persuasive writing so it was really really hard for me but lucky my teacher helped us. Something I learnt today was what an alliteration,Rhetorical Question,,Exaggeration,personal pronouns were.
My Next Is To
write a  persuasive speech.

## Wednesday, July 5, 2017

My Reflection
I have been learning to link ideas (both implicit and explicit) in the text to give greater understanding of the story.
My Next Step Is To
Try and understand the meaning of the story.

### Telling The Time In 5 Minute Blocks

My Reflection
I have been learning to tell the time in 5 minutes blocks. I have found this tricky because i did'nt know how to tell time then .
My Next Step Is To
Try to tell the time.

## Friday, June 30, 2017

### Awsome Bike Skills

This is my bike skills video please check it out.

### Ordering An Explanation

My Reflection
We have been learning about the structure and order of an explanation. We had to put the piece of writing in the correct order. I found this tricky because
i did'nt know how to put them in order at the time.

My Next Step Is To
Write my own explanation.

## Tuesday, June 27, 2017

### Solving Multiplication Problems Using Place Value Partitioning

My Reflection
We have been learning to solve multiplication problems using place value partitioning.
I found this hard because i could'nt find out the answer
My Next Step Is To
keep practising this strategy.

## Friday, June 9, 2017

### Comparing Celebrations

My Reflection
We have been learning to compare and contrast different celebrations . My group researched information about Diwali . Something I found interesting was how Diwali is a light feastival and they celebrate it because their  celebrating  it because it was for Rama-Chandra . Next we worked with another group and used a venn diagram to compare our celebrations . things that was the same was they both had spiecal food.
My Next Step Is To
put more detail information in the venn diagram .

## Wednesday, June 7, 2017

### Responding to a text

My Reflection
I have been learning to respond to a text using my prior knowledge and experience. We read a story called 'a birthday cake for grandma'. I was able to make a connection in this text when Lucy,Josh and Mum made a cake for grandma .
I found this tricky because it got me confused and made me frustrated.
My Next Step Is To
recognise and understand specific language

## Thursday, May 25, 2017

### 100 Word Challenge - From a Soldiers Perspective

My Reflection
I have been learning to add detail to my writing.We had to imagine we were a soldier or a family
My Next Step Is To

## Tuesday, May 16, 2017

### Prefix,Root Words,Suffix

My Reflection
I have been learning to use my knowledge of prefixes, and suffixes to read and under stand the meaning of words.A prefix is a group of letters that come at the beginning of the that can change the meaning of the word
A suffix is a letter or group of letters at the end of the word to form another word with a diffrent meaning
I found this tricky because it was difficult to find out which one is the preffix, suffix
My Next Step Is To understand how the suffix or preffix changes to word and it's meaning.

## Monday, May 15, 2017

### A Moment In Time Writing

My Reflection
I have been learning to use strategies to add  detail to my writing.
I wrote about a moment in time during the holidays.I used my 5 senses to add detail to my writing
I found this piece of work tricky because it could'nt  make me think and confused me
My Next Step Is To use 3 adjectives in a row in one of my sentences.

## Thursday, April 13, 2017

### My Pepeha Art

My Reflection
This is my pepeha art.A pepeha is a way of introducing yourself in Maori. I have included my maunga (Mountain) ,my awa (river,my culture and a place which is speical to me . My favourite part of this was drawing and coloring the pictures and blending the colours .i engoyed doing this art.

## Tuesday, April 11, 2017

### Softball skills

yesterday we had softball skills i felt scared because i was going to hit the ball a tiny bit and never get to
do it it ever again.

### My Bio Poem

My Reflection
I have been learning to write a biopoem.  I found this hard because it was confusing  me alot because i didn't know what to write.
My next Step is to
try my best to fit ever thing in my page and try and put more detail in to my work

## Friday, April 7, 2017

### My Antonym Diamante Poem

My Reflection
I have been learning to write a antonym diamante poem .An  antonym is a word that means the opiset
A diamante poem is a poem thats is written in a diamond shape.
I found this tricky because it was hard to find what to write find some verbs to go in with it.
My next step  is to
try and find some more verbs for my antonym diamante poem.

## Tuesday, March 28, 2017

### Summarising Information-Camoflage Presntaion

My Reflection
I have been learning to find and summarise information in non-fiction texts.
I found this work interesting because of how the animals use countershading.  I need to improve my work  by using my own words and tryiny the best in my presntaion.
My Next Step is to make sure i summarise the information by  using my own words.

## Tuesday, March 21, 2017

### Room 12 Favourite Animal Graph

My Reflection
I have been learning to collect data using a tally chart and show the results on a bar graph.I found this tricky because it was confusing  and hard to keep focus.
I was surprised with my results because of  how many people chose one of them .
My next step is to show the data on a different types of graphs.

## Friday, March 10, 2017

### My Metaphor Poem

My Refection
I have been learning to use Metaphors to make it  more  interesting by making pictures in the readers head.
I found this piece  of work tricky because it was hard to think what I was compared to.
My next step is to use metaphors to in my writing.

## Wednesday, February 22, 2017

### Sorting Numbers -Venn Diagram Activity

I have been learning to sort even and odd numbers.I found this hard because it is confusing my next step is to   try to do my work faster.

## Tuesday, January 31, 2017

### My Welcome Post 2017

Welcome to my Year 4 learning blog. This year I am in Room 12 and my teacher is Mrs Melville.  i enjoy maths and running.  This year I am looking forward to learning and having fun with my friends and my teacher. I hope you enjoy my blog and leave lots of feedback.