Tag: Reading

Diya Creating

LI: To follow the instructions to make your own origami diya (diva lamp).

The photo above shows my origami diya (diva lamp). Our first challenge was to watch the video that shows how to fold an origami diya (diva lamp). Before we could start we needed to use a ruler to measure a 20cm square piece of paper to make our own origami square. I found it hard to figure out the right mesurement to get the right 20cm square paper.

I found this activity challenging because it was hard to follow the right instructions to make a oragim diya. 

Celebrating Diwali

LI: To use your smart searching skills to find out what Diwali is and how people celebrate around the world.

Our challenge was to write create a DLO that tells others what Diwali is and how people celebrate around the world. Something I found interesting was how they celebrated the Diwali day, but then I noticed the saying “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance” so then I realised that they usally decorate there house into bright colours and they light fireworks into the sky, also light candles in there houses to welcome goodluck.

I found this activity fun and intresting because I got to learn more about the Diwali Celebration.

Phares dans la Tempete, la Jument

LI: To use your smart searching skills to find the story behind this picture.

Our challenge was to write create a DLO that shows where this lighthouse is and what the story is behind the image. We found out that the Phares dans la Tempete, la Jument is a lighthouse in france that had a accident with the waves crashing to the Lighthouse. Theodore Malgorn heard a sound of a helicopter and made it distinct that the waves to the helicopter. To show he needed help and to be rescued. He then realized the helicopter was taking dramatic images. And crashing against the rocks of the lighthouse. So he ran inside the Lighthouse just before the waves were about to crash down to the lighthouse.

I found this activity fun and collaborative because I learn more about the lighthouse and the history and facts behind it.

Inchcape Rock

LI: To find and summarise the story behind the poem. 

The waves were moving gently so the ship was still. No sound just a inchcape rock with a bell on top. On a buoy in The storm it floated and swung. The bell warned them to stay away from the danger. The sun shining was great so the waves were peaceful. Sir Ralph walked the deck To see a darker speck. Sir ralph heart was mirthful to excess and was wickedness. He felt wicked to cause a problem for other ships. Ralph bent over from the boat then cut the bell. Sir Ralph then felt powerful for causing danger to ships. Sir Ralph sailed the seas manys day after with metals. He said and said for many and many longs days. So thick in a haze the sun on the high. The night sky was so dark that Canst was scared. A wild storm passes by hitting the boat with strike. Sir Ralph ripped his hair off while the boat sinked. Ralph heard a inchcape bell ringing down below down far.

Our challenge was to unpack the story behind the 17 verses of the poem Inchcape Rock by Robert Southy. The part I found interesting was why Sir Ralph cut the bell and why cause harm to the other ships. 

I found this activity fun and intresting because I had the chance to learn more about the Inchcape Rock and why it is important.

Something happend here..

LI: To learn about New Zealand History.

For reading we discovered some New Zealand History, we chose one of the 36 cards and discovered more about New Zealand history. We chose Ahi Ka, this card is about Ngati Whatua Protesting to take something back that was there. This took place at Bastion Point. Ngati Whatua was disempowered by the Pakeha people and the government, so they protested so they could take back Bastion Point and their land. The people of Ngati Whatua lost their homes and Maraes, people lost there lives fighting to take back something that was theres. Ngati Whatua nearly lose Bastion Point, their mana and land were destroyed and no longer the same as it was. Ngati Whatua had no power to stop them destroying there Papakainga and there land.

Bastion Point will always be remembered for being powerful Māori people because Māori people was not going to be treated how they were previously being treated. They will stay on the whenua and stand there ground, no matter what.

I found this activity intresting because we had the chance to learn more about the New Zealand History.



I learnt about Evaluation.

First I talk about Evaluation with my group. Evaluation is  when you think about both sides of a problem, I talked about if stealing is good or bad.

Next I and my group read this description of why people still steal.

Lastly I wrote about why people stole and what will happen on a google slide, I

I enjoy this because I get to know what evaluation is. I need to improve on writing more about Evaluation. I did well at the information


We revised summarising about our own book.

First I read a book and summarised about it, we listed 20 important words on a google doc. We also listed 6 important words.

Lastly we made a sentence that flows with the six most important words.


What is Summarising

This week I learned about summarising.

First we read a book called goldilocks. We all had to talk about why goldilocks should not go inside a bear’s house and would you go in the house.

Next we all discuss the questions on the slide For example: Should she have fixed the chair that she broke.

Then we wrote 20 keywords on an slide and then we had to pick out 6 important words that will help us make a sentence flow.

Lastly I made a poster explaining what summarising is: Summarising is when you write or say a story in fewer/less words.


For Reading We synthensized hedghogs.

First I talked with my group about some facts that I already know about hedghogs.

Next I went off and wrote in new information that I found from the video.

Lastly I used my prior knowledge and the new information to create a new idea.

I enjoyed watching the video, I did well was write new information, I need to improve at putting in more information that I already know.