Friday, 18 October 2013

Recount: Bully

There I was, scootering to school, thats when I pick my first victim for the day. He had brownish blondish hair and was short, his name was Jim. Thinking of what to say, but still scootering closer and closer. Suddenly I find myself shouting out "HEY SHORTY." He looks but still scooters fast to get away from the taunting, but that was only step one. Next I bowl him onto the grass.
"HAHA" I shout loudly. Out of the corner of my eye, I see a yellow vest, then I sprint as fast as I can, getting out of sight.

'Ring Ring, Ring Ring' Thats the bell. I walked to class and sat down.
As the roll goes on, and on, Mrs Trotter comes and collects me, she talks about what happened earlier and I get sent to the thinking room at lunch.
*Lunch Time*
As I wait and wait and wait in the thinking room, with nothing to do. I think about escaping, I look left and right and then jump over the desk and out the door. I look where to go and then I see Ben, I dash over to him and tell him why a teacher cant see me. We both bolt over to the playground and hide for the rest of lunch.

After lunch we go back to class and get ready for the roll, but thats when I see Mrs Trotter on the other side of the class, she comes over to me and ask if I can go with her. I stand up and slowly walk over to her. We talk about how I ran out of thinking room and then she lets me go back to class.

When I went home, I didnt bother to bully anyone. I got home and my mum didnt look very happy. She said to me that I had been suspended for 2 days because I had bullied too many people and disobeyed the school rules.

On Mondsy I was told that I had to appologize so I did but I didnt mean it. After all that trouble, I pick my next victim...

Friday, 27 September 2013

Thorntons sequence Project

I think I am multistructural because I have explained several steps of what happens for a recyclable object

Calculate The Perimeter And Area Of A Square, Rectangle And A Triangle

I think I am Extended Abstract because I taught the audience how to figure out the perimeter and area of the shapes.

Reduce, Reuse And Recycle Reflection

My Goal Was To Not Litter And Stop Others From Littering.

I Chose This Because... I chose this goal because I used to always litter and always saw people littering so I decided to stop.

For This Goal I... For this goal I think I succeeded because I have stop littering and sometimes stop others.

My Next Step Is To... My next step is to tell everyone I see littering to stop.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

For my commentary I think I have improved on my expression but I have to stop saying *AND* because I said it too much.
listen to ‘Thornton’ on Audioboo

I think I improved on expression but I still say AND too much.

Reading Reflection

WALT: Explore The Authors Purpose And Question Intent

I believe I am Extended Abstract because I can explain the authors purpose and evaluate how good it is.
I don't have a next step because I believe I am Extended Abstract.
I have found this learning easy because I can find the purpose and evaluate easily. 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Model And Solve Linear Equations

I think I am Extended Abstract because I taught Jason how to model and solve linear equations.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Poetry Reflection

WALT: Describe, explain and evaluate poetic language features in a text.
I think I am Extended Abstract because I can describe, explain and evaluate poetic features in a text
I don't think I have a next step.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Trash Poem

Disappointed is an island of trash.
Guilty is disgusting gross rubbish in the water.
Heartbroken is birds choking on plastic and rubbish
Mad is seeing all the rubbish everywhere.
Are you guilty?

I think I am relational because I can write a poem about rubbish with metaphors

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Passion Project Reflection

A Passion Project Is Something That We (Room 9) Do After We Have Finished Our Must Dos (In Our S.D.L)
For My Passion Project I Am Making A Rap Song With Oliver.
Myself And Oliver Chose This Project Because Mr L Gave The Class Ideas By Writing Them Up On The White Board. One Of The Ideas Was Making A Song But Me And Oliver Thought 'Why Not Make A Rap Song?'
We Will Know When We Finish The Project When We Have Created An Effective Rap Song.

Friday, 12 July 2013


The Grasslands have very few or no trees. Grasslands are usually found between deserts and forests.

Herbivores play a very important role in the Grasslands because if they disappeared then carnivores would have to eat each other. Therefore would slowly decline, as a result of this. Producers would flourish because herbivores would not/could not eat them therefore scavengers would not eat as much because carnivores would lower in numbers so not as much things would be killed. So the carnivores role in ecosystem is to keep carnivores feed and producers from over populating.

Carnivores also play a key role in the ecosystem because if they were eliminated then herbivores would over populate because they would not be eaten. Producers would die out because there would be too much herbivores. Scavengers would lower in numbers because not much things would be getting killed. The carnivores role in the ecosystem is to keep herbivores from over populating and to keep producers from over populating because carnivores eat herbivores and herbivores eat producers.

If scavengers somehow vanished then there would be dead corpses everywhere and the herbivores, carnivores and producers could not survive with all the dead animals and plants. The scavengers role in the ecosystem is to keep the dead corpses from piling up.

If producers disappeared then herbivores would starve and die. The carnivores would die because carnivores eat herbivores and all the herbivores would be dead. So the only thing alive would be scavengers but they would die because they couldn't eat anything. So the producers role in the ecosystem is to keep everything alive.

Overall, all organisms keep the food chain equal by keeping each other feed, also to keep the ecosystem equal.

I Think This Writing Is Extended Abstract Because I Have Made Connections And I Have Generalised.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Friday, 5 July 2013

Discovery With The Kakano Team

Today Room Nine Went Down To The Juniors And Helped Out With Discovery.

Discovery Is An Activity For Years 0-3 Where You Get To Choose A Room With An Activity Like 'Cardboard Creations' Or 'Sewing.'

I Showed Participation By Helping Everybody Not Just My Buddy. My Buddy Showed Heaps Of Participation By Not Giving Up And Helping A Few Friends.

My Buddy And I Did Cardboard Creations And He Made A Boat And I Helped Somebody Build A Robot. I Chose To Make This Because It Looked Cool And Sounded Cool.
Next Time I Woud Do Cardboard Creations Again Because I Would Make A New And Improved Robot.

I Chose To Go To Cardboard Creations Because My Buddy Went There And It Sounded Cool.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Art Reflection

It is invinsible because:
Armidillo's rough armour
Unicorn horn
Pig body (to make it look weak)
Eagle claws/feet (to clip on to things)
Rhino's horn on its tail (to smack things) 

I think this art is multistructural because I have used serveral techniques such as shading and colouring in one line.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

My Cartoon

                                                           This artwork is at multistructural because I have used several animation techniques.
Eg. 1 Way Lines To Colour In, Different Brown Shades 

My next step is to become relational by choosing what techniques to use and where. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Mid Term Refelection

What Have I Improved On This Term?
This term I have improved on drawing cartoons.

What Would I Like To Improve On For The Rest Of The Term?
I would like to improve on focusing on my work and not talking as much to people.

Huntsman Spider Report

There Are 1009 types of Huntsman Spiders, 94 of which are in New Zealand. The Huntsman Spider is classified as an Arachnid and its scientific name is Sparassidae.

The Huntsman Spider does not hunt its prey like normal spiders. The way Huntsman Spider hunts its prey is it like to stay on the ground and run its prey down. Furthermore it can last approximately 3 weeks without eating and will eat almost any insects.

The Huntsman Spider has a wandering habitat which means it does not have a specific habitat. Huntsman Spiders can be found in many different places eg. Houses, cars Etc.

The Huntsman Spider also has long for 2 reasons, to run away from predators and to run down prey. Moreover it has adapted these legs and uses them a lot.

The Huntsman Spider is not dangerous  to humans but may cause swelling and a bit of pain if bitten. Another point is it uses its venom on its prey. Some of its predators are: Wasps, birds, worms and egg parasites.

Huntsman Spiders are safe to humans but not to its prey, also they run fast to catch prey and they are usually found in houses

By Thornton

I Think This Report Is Extended Abstract Because I Have Used Connectives And Summerised This Peace Of Writing.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Share Quantities In Given Ratios

I think this video is extended abstract because I have taught Oliver how to share quantities in given ratios.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Skim And Scam For Information

WALT:Skim And Scan For Information

The porcupine is a herbivore
Name 3 things that it eats:

The porcupine eats leaves, twigs and green plants.
I know this because it says in the text:
The common porcupine is a herbivore. It eats leaves, twigs and green plants

I think this answer is relational because I have shown what it says in the text and related it to my answer

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Kindle Conflict Unit

We got given ''Conflict Plan" for our integrated studies.

Our group, had come up with a solution... Our idea is to make stamps to solve the problem of students
doing Conflict at school, Swearing, bullying and fighting.

We came up with designs of stamps C.A.R.E (3D looking) for the students so they can get care ticks for their Bronze, Silver, then gold. We contacted the Monatarga Stamp Shop to summarise whats the price of the stamps and the price of  the ink pads. Then we are going to do a Propasal to Mrs. Gatherer. because that's our solution of our problem we solved.

This is Relational because we explained why and explained what we did in integrated studies.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Hunters And The Hunted

Friday, 19 April 2013

End Of Year Reflection

This term I am proud of my 'Through My Eyes' video because it was very cool and I really enjoyed making it. Also I am proud of my SDL (Self Directed Learning). The Reason I am proud of my SDL is because I have gotten better at managing my learning without being prompted to.

This term I have improved on my maths. The reason I think I have improved is because at first I didn't know how to round numbers sensibly but now I completely how to round numbers.

My next step is to record my answers faster when I get a question because I can record answers within 3 seconds but I want to be able to faster.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Thorntons Self Portrait

This is my self portrait

I am proud of how I mixed the colours to get my hair colour.
My next step is to add facial things eg. Freckles

Through My Eyes Video

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

My Goals Update

My goals for the past week have been:
"My goal this week is to focus on my book standards by making sure that I write on every second line and only cross my mistakes out once.My second goal this week is to focus during reading"

I haven't really worked on this goal for the last week as we were publishing our writing last week. This will need to be my goal next week. I have been going way better in my reading goal of staying focused so I have got my learning completed. I have completed reading assessment for reading consistently for meaning.

My second for this week is to round numbers sensibly in maths. I will know I can do this when I can recall answers within three seconds.

WALT: Read Consistently For Meaning

1. Why Did The Author Use This Song To Introduce Summer?

I think the author used this song to introduce Summer because it describes Summer very well and she doesn’t judge people until she knows them properly.

2. What Can You See In The Song That Has To Do With Summer?

The thing this song has to do with Summer is that she thinks August is a great friend no matter what he looks like and she respects August.

I Think This Is Relational Because I Have Answered With Because and Why.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Thorntons Conflict Reflection

I have achieved Extended Abstract  because I can describe more than one idea about conflict at Oaklands School, explain my reasons and summerise what I am going to do about it.

Thorntons Conflict Audio Boo

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

My Goals

My goal this week is to focus on my book standards by making sure that I write on every second line and only cross my mistakes out once.My second goal this week is to focus during reading

Friday, 22 March 2013

Thornton's Statistics Reflection

Friday, 15 March 2013

My Comparison

My All About Me Video!