Friday, 13 November 2015

My Recount

This is a piece of writing I have been working on for a long time. I made sure it matches the success criteria and also relates to me.

My Recount
Success Criteria
  • Title: Relates to events / experiences being retold
  • Orientation or Introduction: Provides information about who, when, where and why,
  • Events - in order of time - in paragraphs with supporting details
  • Personal Comment: sums up the events / experiences
  • Past tense - with time words e.g. by now, during, then, after that and past tense verbs e.g. climbed, found, leapt, clambered, was
  • Choosing the best words as you can
  • Your best punctuation and spelling
  • My Goal: Write a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences correctly.

Colgate Games 2015
The stadium stood in front of us as we approached the registration room. Wellington was sunny this time round. My heart was pumping but to be honest I thought mum was more nervous than me. I received my shirt and band and prepared for the next day.

The next day came upon us as we got ready for my first event, I prepared myself for the following race (200m), my coach William warmed Stella and I before the officials called us to the tent.

The tent stunk like sweaty competitors as the air could not flow through it. The officials were young and all of them wore nikes, some wore whistles around their necks and most of the girls wore bracelets.

One by one we walked onto the track, it was hotter than usual, blocks were lined in each lane. Cameron, Coby and Connor stood at the barrier cheering, I smiled but at that same time I was more nervous than anything.

The race began with a boom, my feet bursted out of the blocks and I was away. Coming down the straight, I could hear mum's voice yelling like crazy. My legs took one step and by this time I had crossed the line.

A counter was given, I looked 2nd place, that's alright I guess. Later that evening I looked at the results window, my name was written tidily in arial font saying I had successfully made it into semi finals.

Mum and I jogged back to the warm up area, I suited up (put my spikes on) and stretched. I hugged mum before entering the tent again, lines of girls sat waiting for the same race and by now my head was spinning with anxiousness.

I walked out onto the track, blocks were lined in each lane messier than before. “On your marks, set, bang!” I was gone like a tiger. I sprinted around the bend and down the straight my legs stung and my arms stiffened. My mind quoted your body can do anything it's your mind you have to convince.

I crossed the finish line 5th. Mum smiled with happiness well William congratulated me, and although I didn’t make it to the 200m finals I was very proud of myself.  

Day 1 was a challenging, competitive and fun day well day 2 and 3 are next to reveal. Not only did I qualify finalist in both 100m and High Jump, I have next year to come.  

Kiana Super Reading

This week we have been working on this task, I have enjoyed ding this because last week I just finished the book The Last Herrick Secret read more to find out.

Choose the book of your choice! Fiction or nonfiction. Put title and author below.
Title: The Last Herrick Secret Author: Adele Broadbent

Create a reading comprehension quiz for your book.
Before you do this quiz make sure you have read the book.

Five favourite words - choose five interesting words from the book. Write the sentence in which each word is used and the meaning of the word.

Summarising - write a quick summary of your book.
Isaiah and Becs have finally arrived in the city. Well attending Marshton High Becs family believe there is someone wanting to meet her. Isaiah and his family have been cursed by a special man in their family, as they buried someone on Herrick's land. Tony and Mark decide to go back to the country but well sorting out the family issues they could all lose Herrick house.  Read More to find out.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Character Description

Physical Description
Character Traits
Blue Green Eyes
Favourite colour is green
Wears short and dressy tshirts
Mum knows best
Culture aspects
All about sport  
Loves Sport
Pretty Casual
Always about
Has 3 awesome children
Likes the brand adidas (nike is better)
Teachs a year 4,5,6 class
Very Busy

WALT choose words that give the reader a vivid picture in their head
Purpose: To Entertain
Text Type: Character Description
My Writing Goal: Write a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences correctly.
Success Criteria:
  • Shows physical description
  • Shows character traits and actions
  • Organised into correct sentences and paragraphs - intro / physical / traits
  • Strong nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • Uses a good simile and can use other language features effectively
  • Has an entertaining anecdote (little story that happened) about the character
Do you have a mum as awesome as mine? Well my mum has great knowledge about sport, and is so competitive that we still have to race down the street to see who’s faster, I mean we already know who’s going to win (me). She has a great sense of humour and is always supportive. Most of the time mum is very organised, and always knows best. It’s wonderful to have a mum like mine.

My mum has a great personality and is always a kind loving person. Did you know she is a black belt in karate, so if she says you better watch out, you better watch out. My mum is a multi talented woman and shines wherever she goes.

My mum’s eyes are bluey greenie just like the glistening water, she always has a spark in her eye that lights up her face. My mum is as tan as milk chocolate slowly melting in the hot air. Her hair is brown with streaks of gold that sways around when she walks. She wears a variety of clothing but loves shorts and dressy shirts. Another thing is that she loves the brand Adidas and wears her sneakers a majority of the week.

You can say she has a great passion for teaching and is very good at it too. My mum has a very well known knowledge of Te reo and likes to join in on other celebrations too. Being a mum of 3 means she is always out and about. Lets keep it between me and you but man she can be embarrassing sometimes, have you seen the way she smooches me on the cheek in front of my friends? And although she does that, it’s a pleasure to have a mum like mine.


Friday, 16 October 2015

Athletics, Run, Jump, Throw

I am blogging this because I am proud of the effort I put into this, and because the video we watched was very skillful.
WALT practice athletic skills and share how to perform them.

Brainstorm words from the video and put in either column (Skills or Attitudes)
“Your attitude determines your altitude.”

Personal Best
Techniques of Breathing
Big Strides
Concentration, controlling your nerves
Be yourself

Brainstorm 20 questions from watching the video. Any questions that come to mind.

“There’s no such thing as a stupid question.”

Why / How / Where / What / When / Who
is / are / could / would / should / did / may / will / might / shall
What is your brand of spikes ?
What are your emotions before an event ?
How would you feel if you got disqualified ?  
What skills do you use when you are in your block ?
Will Usain Bolt be the fastest man in the world this coming athletics  ?
Who is your coach  ?
How long are your training sessions ?
Have you ever had an injury stopping you doing the thing you love ?
What kind of stretching do you do ?
Is your training intense ?
Have you meet anyone famous in your career ?
Do you have a sport other than athletics that you enjoy ?
Have you ever had a bad attitude ?
What would you tell a student that wants to become an athlete ?
Do you think athletics is a growing sport ?
Will the Olympics ever be held in New Zealand  ?
Do you have to have a special diet ?
Do you eat takeaways ?
Have you ever won bronze silver or gold ?
If you could get a shoutout what would you say ?

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Parkvale School Slide Show

In the past week I have been creating a slide to share at the PRIDE assembly, here I have shared lots of pictures from both Iti and Nui. I created this because I love having the role as a promotional leader and creating things like this.

Optimist Yachting

I am blogging this because I put a lot of effort into it, I love this time of the year because it is a great opportunity and I love these kind of things.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

My Art Blog Post

My Art 

I am blogging this because I am so proud of the effort and work I put into my art.
This piece of art relates to me because monarch butterflies are humble and magnificent 
and the symbols I have drawn represent me in that way. 
I have created a movie and a pic collage about my art.
I hope you enjoy. 

This is a pic collage I have made by taking snippets of my art. 

This is an I movie I made to my personal best. I hope you like it because I love it.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Art Plan Term 3

Art Plan Term 3
I have chosen to blog this because I am very proud with the steps I have included. I think my art will be very challenging but I have took in my that I can do it.

Name: Kiana
Later in the term, the whole school is taking part in a visual arts exhibition. You will have to make your own piece of visual art.


Success Criteria of the art
  • No larger than A3
  • Must be super high quality (your absolute personal best)
  • Must be a type of visual art
  • Must be aesthetically pleasing (it has to look good)
  • It must challenge you (aim high)

There is an example of how to do Task 2 on the wall.

Task 1
Discuss with your learning buddy about all of the different types of visual art (there are lots!).
Write 3 of them below.
  1. Sketching

Task 2- Your plan

Please insert a picture of what your completed art will look like. (It will be either: an image from the internet, a google drawing or a rough draft).

Write a list of materials you will need.
If a material is not in the classroom, include how you will get it.
Colouring pencils
A4 canvas White ( Uncle Bills)
2 pieces of A4 white paper  
Pencil White Black Red Pink Purple Yellow Orange Green
Paint, White Black Red Pink Purple Yellow Orange Green
Hot glue gun
Crayons White Black Red Pink Purple Yellow Orange Green
Hair Dryer
Gel Pens  
Write a list of steps to take.
  1. Cut each butterfly out as perfectly as possible
  2. On each butterfly put a different pattern on  
  3. Each butterfly will be a symbol of something I enjoy or love eg Family, Friends, Quotes, Sport, Cultra, Home, School, Animals, The World,
  4. Each butterfly will be coloured different colours for it still to look like a butterfly. t
  5. The butterfly that represents quotes will be melted crayon and then the quote will be written in black sharpie or gel pen
  6. The home butterfly is quite technical so it will have to be sketched then sharpie then coloured I want it to look real
  7. Glue each butterfly down on the A4 canvas evenly (Rows of three)
  8. After that put your finishing touches in.
      I have chosen this because monarch butterflies are humble mature and loving The symbols that I am drawing come under this.