Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mikah's epic elephant enclosure

I read a text about elephants and I learned what they need in an elephant enclosure.  They need water, trees for  shelter, mud for relaxation and cooling down.  They need a warm sleeping place that does not have concrete, otherwise they will get infections in their feet.  This what made the last elephant in the zoo really sick and then it had to be put down. I thought about what they needed first and then I imagined it in my mind, which gave me the ideas for drawing.  Then I drew it on paper and used the I pad to capture it.

More than Gaming

We have been learning about coding.  We have been using Tynker to learn more about how to code games.  This is a game that Alazhay has created.  Click HERE to play Alazhay's game.

A Zootacular Application.

As A Response To Reading A book About Auckland Zoo I Decided To Write A Job Application.

Application For Elephant Keeper.

Name: Aquilla.
Age: 11
Home phone: 09402 Eat Bananas
Cell phone: 02724 Pukenana
Email address:
Address: 66 Princess Street Avenue Perth Australia.
Postal code: 9166

My personal qualities:
I have many different personal qualities especially when it comes to looking after animals like Elephants, My main qualities as a Elephant keeper would be: I care towards animals and people, I am a hard worker, I am passionate about Elephants and want to make elephants feel like they are at home, I am punctual and efficient when it comes to being on time for things, I am committed to animals and hard work, I understand the needs of animals and lastly I am always self-motivated in my work.

Relevant experiences:
I have a dog and a cat. I have to feed them everyday, brush them, pat them, clean them, walk them and care for them. I also need to clean their outside and inside area. I love my pets.

My knowledge of Auckland zoo’s Elephant programme:
I know that there are 2 elephants in Auckland Zoo named Burma and Anjalee, Burma is 32 years old and Anjalee is  9 years old. I know that Auckland zoo is Home to 138 different species, and over 875 animals. Auckland Zoo has a programme that they use with the Elephants called (FC) where the Elephants have free contact with visitors, tourists or local people which means they are not surrounded by many fences and walls.

What I enjoyed about this Activity:
The things that I really enjoyed about this activity was, learning some more about elephants and creating my first job application.  

What I think I did well:
The things that I think I did well in this activity were learning some more about Auckland zoo and using different images on the internet to help me write the text in my application.

What I think I could improve on:
The things that I think I could improve on would be listing more of my qualities and giving more information about myself.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lesane and Kanye - The Car Race Animation

Today we learnt how to use Stop Motion Animation on our chromebooks. We made our characters out of playdough and lego. We made a background black and made a road and a tunnel out of coloured paper. We discovered how to use animation and stuff. Then we put our video into WeVideo and added our sound effects and title.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Rugby World Cup

Ezra has researched countries that are playing in the Rugby World Cup. He has added links (using thinglink) to the draw. There are team photos, training photos and a photo of the world cup.

Kandinsky Circles

Room 6 has been learning about an artist called Wassily Kandinsky.

We created some art work with concentric circles using hot and cold colours in pastels. We are going to experiment with water colours too.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

WALT to summarise the main points of a story.

What I Enjoyed About This Activity

I Really Enjoyed This Activity Because We Got To Summarize The Story Coming Up And Got To Make It On google Drawings.

What I Think I Did Well

I Think I Did Well Because It Was Hard And I Got It Finished Quick.I Tried My Best To Do This Work.
And Didn't Get Distracted By Others

What I Think I Need To Improve On

I don't think I Need To Improve On Anything And I Used The Tu Maia  Hoe

Monday, September 14, 2015

Jazzmin's rugby ball slide

Jordan's elephant enclosure

We read a text about the elephants at the Auckland zoo. We designed an elephant enclosure based on what elephant need I drew a birds eye view of my enclosure. I drew an ideal enclosure for elephant one that lets them fell free.

Ryan's elephant enclosure

We read a text about the elephants at the Auckland Zoo. We designed an elephant enclosure based on what elephants need I drew a birds eye view of my enclosure. I drew an ideal enclosure for elephants, one that lets them feel free.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Taimana's Zoo Keeper Application

As a response to reading about elephants at Auckland Zoo I chose to write a job application.
Job: Application for Elephant Keeper At Auckland Zoo
Name: Taimana
Age: 13
Cell Phone: 02765 Apple Ice-Cream
Home Phone: 09 408 Chocolate yum
Address: 43 Princess Street Avenue Perth Australia
Email Address:
Postal Code: 9166

Personal Qualities:
I am very familiar with Elephants and their actions especially when it comes to taking care of their habitat’s and having them in a routine. I am a great entertainer when I have a group of people I am a very well organised person, I am always on time, I am passionate and well committed to all of the things that I do in my career .I currently come to school on time every day.

My Knowledge Of Auckland Zoo and Elephant Programme:

I know that Auckland zoo has FC were the Elephants can wonder where they  are protected not Isolated. I also know that there are only 2 elephants in Auckland  zoo at the moment.  Auckland zoo are hoping to give one of the elephants a special method when they are older so they can breed more elephants into the zoo.

Dayton's elephant enclosure

Saphron's elephant enclosure for Auckland zoo

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Quality Blog Comments

:Room 6 has been learning how to make quality blog comments. First, we read comments on various blogs and discussed what makes quality blog comments. After that, we watched a video which explained the characteristics of quality blog comments. While watching the video, we used the app to make our own notes. Here are Sarah's notes... "commenting is a great way to tell the author of blogs how well they have done\commenting is fun and interesting\always try to be positive\don't put too many exclamation marks\always put a question at the end of your comment and dont forget the question mark\make a connection to what they have written\be careful with humour and make sure your comment is helpful\always reread your comments to make sure you did not make a mistake\be careful about what you post because it is where everybody can see it\whatever you post is permanent\ comments on blogs

Paihia Year 5 Netball Team. They played hard and practised well. Sarah Blackman won Player of the Year. Saffyre Harper was voted The Most Improved Player. Congratulations to the whole team.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Future Paihia Ferns Netball Team in the making. Paihia Year 5 netball team.

The girls practised well and played hard. Sarah Blackman won Player of the Year and Saffyre won The Most Improved Player. Congratulations to all the team and Thank you to Tarjzon's mum for her coaching and support.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sum dog Northland Maths Competition

Room 6 came 3rd overall in the Northland Maths Competition.

Ezra came 10th and Zac was 11th in the Student Leaderboard while others made it into the top 50 group. Well done Room 6!

Literacy Day

Congratulations to Zoe , who won first prize for her book review in Diorama form. The Curse of Crumbly Castle is one of the stories from Stories for 8 Year Olds by Kate Sheppard.

Literacy Day

Congratulations to Sarah who won first prize for her amazing 3D book review of James and the

Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. The papier mâché peach looked good enough to eat!