Sunday, 27 November 2016

Morāi prep

description:heres a whakatauki about prep. Ehara taku toa he takitaha he toa Taki tini. Witch means success should not be given to one but given to a group. Here my photos of success we took.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Yesterday we had athletics today we are reflectioning here are the questions.

  • Athletics Reflection:
    • What was the most enjoyable part of athletics for you? Why? The Sausages because they were nice afterwards the sprints
    • What are you really proud of? Why? High jump because normally I don't do good but this time I made it to the top 5 and jumped hundred 125 cm.
    • What was the most challenging part? Why? The 800 meter because I'm not good at long distance. My chest was burning when I finished.
    • Where to now? What are your goals for next time? Why do you want to focus on this? My goal for next time is to work on sprints.i want to work on this because I want to get faster

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Math inquiry

Description: For maths we have been with James. We have been doing an inquiry into rhino and elephant poaching and the price of Ivory. It cost 1500 dollars for a pound of Ivory. We made two docs one about rhino and the other one is elephant

Here are the links for the docs

Monday, 14 November 2016

Book buddies term 4

Description: my new book buddie is Edward. Soo far we have read two books

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Et reo

description: in week 5 we had market day.we made a movie about asking to buy the product I worked        With Zara and Yassmine  here our movie.

Prep market day

Description: this term we finsh prep. I was in a group with Luke Cater and Yassmine. In my group we were first go in time make popcorn but then Yassmine had a good idea to make stress balls so we made stress ball with hair and faces. To make them we weighed out how much flower we needed and put it in a bottle then you blow up a balloon and put it on the bottle and let the flour go into the ballon then put one more balloon over the first one and your done. When we sold out we had $88 in our bag

Monday, 7 November 2016

PTA test

Description: today I got my PTA test back and I got stanine 8. I think that I need to work on nunmber strategies because I got 5 questions wrong

moody tunes

Description: this term we have been learning to persuasive in our writing. In troys writing group we were  persuasiveding people to buy the headphone that we designed.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Risk taking lesson

description: in the last few weeks me and 19 others have been in a group where we took risks.the last lesson we had was about taking risks in our we got to teach the lesson to 4-3 other people. I had aria,Atlanta,Sophie and tabitha.the lesson was about helping them with someone that is risky. You made a action plan to help you accomplish the risk .they send me some feedback and feedforward.
Here it is- arias Thanks Max for explaining everything in detail and making it easy for us to understand. Next time you could sound a bit more confident. Thanks for being a great coach.thanks aria.
Atlanta Thank you 4 being an amazing and inspiring coach you helped us recognise and achive our goal, next time you could maybe be a little bit fasterThank you from Atlanta. 
Tabitha Thank you Max, I loved the way you explained everything in detail, Thanks again.
Yours Sincerely. Sophie Thanks you Max, for you helping and being a great teacher. You did a great job putting up with a group of girls.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Art portfolio 2016 T3

Description:in the past few weeks we have been making self portraits with marks that told a story about us.first we made a page in our book of different marks that we could put in our portrait.then we made a A3 sheet of tests like trying to blend colours.once we finish that we made our portrait and then put our marks in the room left.then coloured them in and our face.

Feedback/feedforward: I like how you added things that are bigger in your life but next time I think that you could add more colours.kyan

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Et reo portfolio post

Description: in et roe this term we have been learning about whakatauki. Whakatauki in English means proverb. it is some thing to live by and it can give wisdom . That first whakatauki we did was he aha the mea nui o te ao he tangata he tangata he tangata witch meanswhat is the most important thing in the world the people the people the people.once we had learnt the whakatauki we went on to making a picture of our self  and put it on the wall. We made people because the whakatauki was about people being the most important thing in the world. Add on: in the last 2weeks me Loki and Louis made a mountain out of cardboard and paper the whakatauki was whāia the iti kahuarangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei. Witch means don't  trip on a pebble trip over a lofty mountain. For this whakatauki we could chose our own action.

Feedback/feedforward: I like how neat you made your person. Next time you could try and get it done quicker. Tane

Evaluation:I found whakatauki saying the whakatauki hard at first but now I can say it a lot better now. Next time I could finish my people to a higher standard.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Book buddies

Description:in reading we have been doing book buddies.were you and your buddie chose a book and read and Houston are reading the big game. In book buddies time you and your buddie chose a card to work on like one time me and Houston did a card where you make a 3D thing from your book  .

Feedback/feedforward:I thin that you and Houston work really well together because the slide is showing me that but next time  maybe tell us what card your talking about

Evaluation:I think so far am doing well with the activity and we are nearly finished the time I could make sure that I read up to and don't read past the chapter that we decided on.

Writing portfolio sample

Description: in writing I have been learning to use descriptive words.we made a slide called r.i.p bad  words. where words like good you could use top notch.we got are inspiration from a video that Troy show us about how tennis ball are made.from that we rote down what pop up in our I got the idea of pop cakes from the machine that shapes the tennis balls.once we had ideas we chose some and put them together like dough and rubber.

Here is the slide Feedback/feedforward: I like how specific you were with the competition. Next time you could use better punctuation. Tane.

Evaluation:I think that next time I could make my story more exciting and detail.but I think I have a great story

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Measurement post

Description:in math we have been learning about wight capacity and area.we had a rich task to help us work out what we need to work on.say if you were not as good at area then you go to a work shop with Elly to get a better understanding. By going to workshops you can then have a better go at the rich example on my fist try I only stared one of the questions on my 2 try a stared all 4 questions.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Excellence post

Description: this slide is about our value this term it is excellence.the slide has examples of can show excellence in school and out of school and in sport.each week we have a goal one week joy showed us that if you put oil on water they don't mix but when you mix dish washing liquid the water and oil mix. So if one person doesn't get along with someone.then you show excellence and be the dish wash and bring them together.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Discovery time week 2

Today I play imaginz and with the awesome rubber band gun the hunter made .The challenge I found in the imaginz war was making a base out of the material your team had .Ilearn that rubber bands are very powerful if you use them right.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

In the past few days we have been doing math here are photos

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Discovery time

Today we had Discovery time.I helped take apart a fan and played imaginz war.i discovered that imaginz are fun to make guns and walls and houses 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


 Description: this is what i did for maths today 
Here is the problem 

Luke Howard

 Description :last week we watched a video about how the clouds got there names.we made notes to remember and then turned them into a story.

Luke Howard was fascinated in clouds, he spent most of his time in class looking out at the clouds. Luke wanted to be a meteorologist but he was a pharmacist.after years of observation he noticed that the clouds have lots so shapes but one form.he came up with Latin names for the clouds. Stratus means a sheet of clouds cumulus is a heap of clouds and cirrus is Latin for a string of hair. When clouds form together they make clouds like cumulonimbus which is the cloud that has lots of water and sometimes lightning.j.w.von Goethe and Percy Shelley wrote poems about him and his clouds.john constable sent two summers painting the clouds.thanks to Luke Howard meteorologist today can predict what that weather will be.


 Description: on the last week of school I did my slc with Troy.
1) How do you think you did on your SLC? What was the highlight?i think that my slc went really well. my highlight was shareing Japanese with my  parents 
2) What did you do differently to make your SLC stand out?i didn't read off the come from the heart.
3) How will you make your Home Led Conference in Term 3 be awesome? What things might you do to make it awesome?next time I could my post to a higher standard 

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Et roe

Description: every Monday afternoon I do et roe. This term we were learning a new song  aotearoa and how to say things on the table like fruit and veg we play a game to help us learn.after you learnt the fruits and vegetables you chose how you or your group would share what you leant and how to help others learn.  me luke and Sam made a kahoot.

  Feedback/feedforward: I like how you explained what task you did but maybe next time say how many questions you had. Patrick

Evaluation:next time I could add more questions in the kahoot but I think that I did the kahoot to a high standard.

Monday, 27 June 2016

 This was to see where we were in maths and see what we need to do to improve.

We were learning about fractions. 

 This was to see where we were in maths and see what we need to do to improve.

We were learning about fractions. 

 This was to see where we were in maths and see what we need to do to improve.

We were learning about fractions. 


This is what I did for math today

Maths test

I did  a stage 5 knowledge test at start of the year  and passed I got 94% I improved lots since the start of the year. I then did the stage 6 text and got 50% i got 47 questions right out of 50 for my stage 5 test. Say if I got 20 questions right you times it by 2 so you would get need 80% our higher to move on to the next stage.
Stage 5
Stage 6

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

seed to table

Description: For 3 weeks we did seed to table in seed to table you make food and science. For my groups experiment we watered are plants with different liquids coffee, salt water, soap water, Coke, vinegar and tap water. We made a slide about our experiment. In seed to table we split in to 3 or 2 groups and get different parts of the food made. An example one week we made a apple crumble and my group peeled all of the apple for the crumble. 

Feedforward/feedback: I like how you explained how you helped and what you were focusing on Max but maybe you could say who you were working with? Patrick

Evaluation:I think that I explained what seed to table was prettey well. But next time I could add more detail and update my slide.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Gateways sport start

Description:at sport start one of the games we play is called gateways you have a gate and pass a ball to your friend. You can make it harder by  catching the ball with one hand.

Dps Sports exchange portfolio post

 Description: we did a sport exchange with dps we have the same number of year 6 and win the flag you had to win games and get the trophy . There are 5 sports we had 3 netball 2 basketball 3 soccer 3 hokey and 2 Ruby I  played basketball we won are game and the other team won to so we got the basketball trophy we won the soccer to and they won ruby hokey and netball.
Here is the link

Feedback/feedforward: I like how you explained the different sports. Next time you could explain the prizes Tane

Evaluation: next time I could explain the questions better.i think that I had good  answer.

Monday, 6 June 2016

cross countery goals

my goal for cross country to come in the top 10 because  i aways com in the top 20-10.

Monday, 30 May 2016


To day for handwriting I wrote 4 poems and had 40 seconds left


Today I practiced my spelling I played hangmouse to help with my spelling 

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Science 2016 portfolio

Description:every Friday we have science our focus was whether.we made a barometer too Measure the pressure in the air if it was high it would be a  hotter day but if it was low it would a cold/rain.we stared Recording what type of clouds were in the sky and what the actual weather was. We also took a photo if the clouds everyday from the same spot.we chose a  experiment  That we wanted to do but I didn't have  enough time.

Feedforward/feedback:I think you should of done a science project but other than that it was good.hunter

Evaluation:next time I need to  manage my time better.but I think that I did my weather diary to a good Standard.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Reading follow

Here are some questions I had 
1)Matthew Martin 
2) 2
3)tikka masala
4)5 minutes 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Japanese with Kelly

Description:every Thursday we have Japanese with Kelly we have being learning to count to 10 and write to 10 in Japanese we have also have been learning to ask questions and answer questions.
I practiced writing my name and one out of that 3 alphabets.

FB:I think you did well at learning Japanese because it's really hard if you don't tune in
FF:I don't have any.
Evaluation: I think I'm doing well at Japanese and getting the hold of it. But I could work on pronunciation.

Monday, 16 May 2016


Today we were writing all the thinks that we know about sea turtles.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Reading workshop skimming

Today in my work shop we learning about skimming and when is the best time to use it like the answer to question.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Reading follow up

For our follow up we need to come up with 10 questions that the answer is moon here is what I came up with.

1 what lights up the sky at night?
2 for the dream works add what is the guy fishing off?
3 what comes out at night?
4 what do you call the circle object in the night sky?
5 what do you call a banana shaped object in the night sky?
6 what is circle or banana shaped and can only see at night?
7 what is in the night sky other then stars?
8 what shines at night but is not stars?
9 in the solar system every planet has a known ____ apart from Mars and Venus?
10 what can you look at in the sky at night?


Today I practice my handwriting I think that I would have done better then last time but I had to go to a workshop.


Today at my writing workshop we made a complex sentence and compared two different book.

Sunday, 8 May 2016


Description: Last week we had a handwriting text about it being fast,accurate and legible.

Evaluation: my goal would being fasted because I didn't finsh all of the poem.i think that is is legible (readable) but accuracy I could work on.

Spelling test

In week one we did a spelling test on our 300 hundred essential words.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Graffiti art

Last team we made graffiti art this is the steps first we  practiced doing the letters then we choose what word/nickname we wanted I choose max. Then we put features and Coloured them in. i choose Orange for my background.

 Evaluation: next time I need to  manage my time better because I didn't get it done.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Star test

Description:my goal is paragraph comprehension.i got a stay9 6 the average student would get stay9 4 5 and 6.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

how to prank wirting

description: We read a story called ‘Licked’ by Paul Jennings. In our writers notebooks we wrote down any ideas that we could so we could write about it later. We chose ideas from here and wrote about them using the PIES Model (Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Self). This is the result

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Massey University

Description: today we met student from Massey University came to school and we were showing them our learning on our blog. we each talked to someone different I talked to Nicolas.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

El rancho horses 2016 writing portfolio

Description:when we got back from camp on the first day back we put all of our ideas in our writer note book. Then we chose what we would write we have a way of wirting called pies p for persuade I inform e for entertain and s for self I chose inform. Once we finshed we re-crafted our wirting and once were happy with it we put it on docs.

Feedforward/feedback: I like that your story is quite detailed. but next time you could write more. Tane n

 Evaluation:next time I do this I would write more like tane said.but I think that I put  lots detail.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Family tree

Description:every  Monday afternoon we have been making our family tree some people can go back far.i can only go back to my grandparents. we learned the māori words mum is fire and dad is pāpā. Or my older bothers are called tuakana.

I don't know some of the names.

Feedback/feedforward: next time you could go little bit further in generations but other then that it is cool. I like how you done it on paper it is amazing. Jacob s 

Evaluation: next time I could ask for some help from my famlit so I could go back further like Jacob said.

2016 camp portfolio post

 Description:On Tuesday the 8 of March we went to Camp El rancho in waikenae for 4 days. We had 10 activities to do horses,rafting,kayaking,pool,water slide,archery lots of activities. My 2 favourite were 1 horses and 2 archery. Horses was my favourite thing because i have never been on a horses before. I went on rusty he was really slow. In archery I got a 4 a 3 and a 1. On Wednesday we walked to the beach a made a sand Castle and then made a hunt out of wood and sand with Hunter Loki and Jayden. That Night we had a bomb fire and made s'mores. After that we played spotlight then went to bed. Thursday night we had our last skit practice. Then parents came and we had our camp concert. My group did a Shadow play I was bear grills. After that the parents that came and helped on camp played pie in the face. Nic put wiped cream on it and when you clicked it around and it might fling cream at your face. On Friday we packed up and when on the bus to levin we went on the playground. After that when we were leaving from levin they sing me happy birthday and gave me a yummy birthday cake.

Camp Diary:

Feedforward/feedback: I like how you challenged yourself with keeping your cabin tidy. Next time try to write neater. Tane 

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Good and bad listening

Description:we have been learning about  types of  listening. Active listening me to listening and Busy Bella and zoey made a 30 Second movie about them.

Big idea: active listening is when you listen to what they are saying and wait for your turn to talk. Busy listening is when the person is talking they are looking around the room and not to listening is when someone is talking and the another person and they did something similar and start talking about that.

Fb I like the way you had a loud voice 
FF you need to work on the speed I bit slower
Angus m

Evaluation:next time we could of talked slower like Angus said.i think that we explained the different types of listening clearly. I need to work on active listening because a some times get distracted.

My one word 2016

Description: First we chose our one word. My one word is leadership I choose leadership because I wanted to improve of my leadership skills.Then we shared them on Twitter. Next we used our word for some art. We got our photo taken and printed like we were holdings signs. We measuredour photo and practice our word in different ways like super heroes animals. To show leadership in my art I put little people in there like one was showing the way. When we were happy with it we put it on good paper and glue it on to our photo.

FF You need to add more detail
Fb I like the way you choose leadership is the kind of the important thing about life 

 evaluation: Next time I need to put more detail in my art like angus said because it is a little simple.So far I think that I have been showing leadership really well.

Camp goals

We are going to camp in  3 days this are my camp goals