Monday, 20 March 2017


In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.

To be a leader means to be able to motivate a team/person to achieve a goal. To be a good leader you need to know and be able to show the 6 traits of leadership. And they are motivational,trustworthy,integrity,active thinking,goal focused and resilient. I am going to be sharing 3 leadership traits that I think will help me in my leadership role. And that is to be a librarian

The first leadership trait is resilience. which is about never giving up no matter what happens.
A leader that has shown resilience is nelson Mandela because even though him trying ended him up in jail. He still kept trying and then became president. this is important to my leadership role because I need to show resilience and not give up. This will help with my leadership role because  I need to show resilience by turning up every Thursday lunchtime to do my leadership role .Another important leadership trait is goal focused

Goal focused means to stay on task to complete a goal. Someone who has used this leadership trait effectively is nelson Mandela. By always trying to accomplish his goal i need to show the goal focused leadership trait by staying on task to be a librarian. I am going to demonstrate this trait by Not talking of task or to my friends on my duty. Also  i need to show active thinking.

Active thinking means to make correct choices no matter how hard. A leader who has shown this leadership trait is nelson Mandela by thinking of ways to make people be on his side and make it that black and white people are evenly  treated. I am going  to show this trait by knowing where all the books go. This will help me in my leadership role because then i will be able to help people find their books.

To be a good librarian by  showing all the leadership traits. All these leadership traits will help me be a good librarian i can be. And show up to my role and do it effectively by being able to help people find and issue books. and help miss ward with running the library I am going to be the best librarian that i can be.          


Friday, 25 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.

  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
local people
a family
caring for others

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae it how big is it

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is that they are not long and they do need to be descriptive.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are come into the problem fast and don't be to descriptive.

Friday, 15 April 2016

WALT: apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

 WALT: apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

Improvisation techniques that I have used successfully are,........... always say yes.

Improvisation techniques that I would like to have more practise at……be my self.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was……..the games. because…….they were fun. 

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was……...standing in front of every one. because………I get nervous standing in front of people .

My favourite improve game was……...ABC. because……..because it gets funny.

My next step/ something I need to work on further  in improvisation is…….confidence. because…...
I get nervous standing in front of people.