Friday, 23 October 2015


Walt: Define Adaptation

In biology, an adaptation, also called an adaptive trait, is a trait with a current functional role in the life history of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection. 

arctic and desert animals adapt themselves so they survive in their habitat.It is inportant to the animals that they abapt so they can survive in there habitats,there in.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

!!!San Diego Zoo!!!!

Walt: think about my purpose and reader by planning my recount.

Whoop whoop we are going to the zoo. San diego zoo is full of animals but from different places. There are 4350 animals at the San diego Zoo How amazing!!!!.

Introduction 2:         
Yayy we are going to the zoo, seeing all the awesome animals at San Diego Zoo. Wait a minute we are not going to the zoo, we are going on a cool virtual tour experience in our chrome books. Is there animals that are better than other animals from other habitats. 

Vocab to help my recount:
Experience, animals,virtual,amazing,awesome,incredible,zoo,san diego,exploring, digital,

What message do I want my reader to have? (highlight)
San Deigo Zoo has lot’s of awesome animals. - Bungy Jumpers
A virtual tour of a zoo is such a cool experience. - Hokey Pokeys
I learnt a lot about animals from this website. - Paua Shells
Virtual tours of a zoo isn’t as fun as a real zoo. - Whitebait fritters

Plan of my paragraph topics
1. Introduction
Orientates and hooks
2. Body Paragraph 1
Visiting san diego zoo and what was the tour like.
3. Body Paragraph 2
We looked at different kind of animals and explore our tour
4. Body Paragraph 3
What kind of facts and info did we get.
5. Conclusion
What I think about the San Diego Zoo



 From the past 2 days. My class and I have been working on our introductions and our plans. We had to think about our purpose and reader by planning our recounts.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Problem solving.

Walt: try different solutions to solve multiplication problems


Walt: summarise information into presentations.
PArt of this terms topic we were learning about survous and we got given a task to dio for my litracey group. It was hard but I tried my best.


WALT: research animals and their adaptation.

Screenshot 2015-10-15 at 14.42.06.pngScreenshot 2015-10-15 at 14.41.58.pngMy chosen animal is a camel.

A camel is a animal that  can survive at the desert. all camels are different because at the top on there back it a D and the other camel has a B. Camels come from north africa. camels adaptation is Large flat feet that spread their weight on sand.  The most population of feral camels is in Australia.WALT: research animals and their adaptation.

Fear Factor

Walt: think about my purpose and reader by planning my recount.

This morning we started off normal until Mr Goodwin mention Fear Factor, I didn't know what that was until we wanted a video and two people were eating blood cockroaches and rat hair
and maggots.After that disgusting video we chose two people boys and girls, mr chose Inez ,Rima ,Christian, Hosea. they ate frog eggs:baked beans and pond water:Kiwi fruit juice.  

Plan of my paragraph topics
1. Introduction
Orientates and hooks
2. Body Paragraph 1
explaining to us  what fear factor and watching that video.
3. Body Paragraph 2
c]using the 4 girls,boys , explain what are there objects are.
4. Body Paragraph 3
Starting and watching the 4 contestants doing the challenge explain my purpose.
5. Conclusion
What I think about the fear factor challenge

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Egg Race!!!!!

Walt: think about my purpose and reader by planning my recount.

in literacy we didn't start it normally because Mr Goodwin was talking about egg race, it's was just like how we did Chicken Flavoured worms. Keep reading to find out MORE!!!

Our first instruction was to get into partners and wait for the second one, I chose Loseli. Then  our teacher gave out fresh organic eggs the he told that our little friend had to be named and had to have a face. We both drawn a face but loseli’s face was not so good so she told me that i should draw one so i did, then both of us was happy with that, the only thing left was to name our little friend. Our little friend name was Violet.

After that we went outside but silently. We headed off to the playground, when we got there Mr Goodwin gave us instructions about we have to be very careful with the egg also  we can’t walk around a object. then  we got a spoon each just one between each team. He took some photo then we started.  we I looked over my shoulder i saw Lani and Rima.  I first walked behind rosa then I  just keep on walking straight  ahead until i reached my partner but i did climb some object.

That was so scary but it was time to give Violet back, it was funny because not that much people cracked the egg. I would say i took good care of my little friend Violet. It was really cool but at the start i found it scary because i thought that I would have broken this little object but  
I didn't.

I thought that the egg race was really fun and scary at the same time. I really enjoyed this race cause people were shouting and yelling.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Thursday, 3 September 2015


Walt: use our inferencing skills to find meaning in the text.
Adjective: cute
Noun: Cat
Verb: cuddles

Adjective:  angry
Noun: animal
Verb: attacks
Adverb: anxiously

Adjective: dirty
Noun: Dogs
Verb: digg
Adverb: dangerously

we were working on poems and we had to write in in order of that.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Trade Fair.

WALT: Use language that paints a picture in the mind of our reader.

This terms topic is Trade and Enterprise, team 4 has there own market selling going on. We have something called trade fair. At trade fair there’s lots of things that happen, we sell products in our groups and materials and stationery like that. You must be wondering what that is I will be explaining this to you. Trade Fair is similar than markets because trade fair takes peoples orders and markets they just tell you how much that is and then you give them the money. At trade fair it was like a jungle because every was going there then, there then everywhere. In my group was Waimaria,me,sulieti. Waimaria sat and selled for 30 minutes while me and suli go and shop, I only went to 3 stores first to Hendrix's group for a loom band for 50 Pieces, I went to heather and brought a loom band aging same price, then I went to inez for a hackey sack. We have 6 groups and they are: Toys,Kitchen,jewelry and accessory,Custom Stationery, Music, Home ware. I was put in Custom stationery and my teacher was Mr Goodwin.In custom stationary kids are making Name labels,Math Books,door hangers,Bookmarks,sticker,badges,pencils, Photo shots.In my group Waimaria is pretty much the bo$$. On Friday At 2:00 we all came together as a team and talked about When we are selling we can't just sell for a few minutes then go and shop so waimaria sells first and me ,sulieti shop for thirty minutes. I just kept going in circles but I wanted to go to the kitchen but I stayed with my bestie Loseli but just i was going to walk out Mr Somerville said” stop look and listen” he said the seller now have to swop with the shoppers. I thought that shopping was better than selling but at the end i really liked to sell not shop. The trade fair was awesome man I can’t wait for week eight, it is because the stuff we bought that is the week we are gonna get it. But for my feelings of doing a trade fair was cool for year fives and sixes it looked like we all had fun. Doing my own business and with my own group in the trade fair helped me with getting heaps of orders.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Window washing.

Walt: learn and use new vocab

Food Critics

Walt: use language that paints a picture in the mind of our reader.

Not a good combination.

peanut butter and jam really Incredible combination but L&P and chocolate ( White chocolate) Is a bummer combination.

The Price for L&p is $4.30 at countdown. In side this chocolate it not milk chocolate but white chocolate, little yellow chip,and of course lemon.

I was impressed and wasn't impressed because I didn't really like lemon.. It smell Like A cup of lemonade, felt rocky, I could taste a lot of lemon not white chocolate. not really a good chocolate.

Over all I would give this 4/10. I think that it's kinda a good product and not but I would change this by changing the lemon to rocky road and the white chocolate to
milk chocolate. But I liked doing this experiment.

On friday we did a taste obversion with chocolate we got given numbers if you got 1 that means you had jaffas, number two was L&P, the final one was number 3 which was mavroulis bar.  I got L&p well i didn't really didnt like it cause the white chocolate i would have change that.

Friday, 21 August 2015

can i afford it?

Walt: understand money as decimal numbers.

Patricia Fitness Watch Advice blog

Walt: think critically about what we read. A week ago we had to Make a presention about James Abel and how he needed advice on which wach he should get a garmin and fit bit. so i think the fit bit is better because its reveiws and its video just hit heart.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

3D Shapes

walt: about the properties of 3 dimensional shapes. we were learning about 3D shapes for the past weeks. today we learn about verticals,faces,edges. Here is a little presentation about 3 dimensional shapes.

Auxiliary Verbs

WALT:  We are learning about auxiliary verbs and using them in sentences. This is my Auxiliary verbs. The Auxiliary are am, will, was, have. These are also called helping words. Our task was to choose a verb (action verb) and we had to find an appropriate picture for our presentation, my word was playing.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Ski Trip Fundraiser

walt: understand and use new vocabulary.

we had to follow all intrusion like always. My gruop ( Hokey Pokeys) had to read ski trip, so after reading it we did a ad poster and i found it hard because i thought it was just the same as koko poster.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015


WALT:  We are learning about conjunctions and how to use them in sentences.

Task One  
Highlight the conjunctions RED in the sentences below

  • We went home and went straight to bed.

  • They are rich but they aren’t happy.

  • We went home because we were tired.

  • We went home early, so we missed the end of the concert.

  • We went home when Jane wanted to.

  • We went home before the concert ended.

  • We went home after Max Jones had sung his first song.

  • We went home although / though we did not really want to.

  • We will go home if we are tired.

Task Two
Complete these sentences using a conjunction and making up the connecting sentence. (highlight the conjunction red)
*Use all of these conjunctions below in each of the sentences.

only if

e.g - Gene can go to school because he’s not sick anymore

Gene can go to school if he wants to.
Lena has a sore foot was injured because rugby.
Katareina won't be going to the movie unless she does the chores.
Sione can ride his bike after school
Sally climbed a tree but her mum said to be careful.
Kyle walked home from school because he wanted to walk with his friends.
Simon was full from dinner
Anna watched her sister because her mum said to babysit her.
Scott was in charge while his parents went out  
Shelley played ripper rugby even though she wasn't allowed

Today I learned about  Conjunctions. I didn't know what it was until i looked at the doc and then
I knew that this would be easy I was confused on a little bit but My friend loseli helped me and then vinolia asked me to help her. I thought it was really fun and It looked hard but now that I tried my best I can always get better.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Bean bag hire 3 pt

Walt: pursued the reader to agree with our message.

Bean bags for hire

Bean bags are cozy to sit on and you can  to relax on it.

Bored of sitting on a chair or floor why don’t you come and buy one comfortable,soft and warm bean bag instead of sitting on a chair chair or on the floor bean bags are always hire.

The bean bag sculpt moulded into the a form shape of your choice. You can choose  to sit on the bean bag, or use it to sit back on.

The cushiony  bean bags come in two multi colours. A fantastic  blue one, and a incredible green one. It’s your pick which one you wish to sit on.

The amount  is 3pt. You pay formerly at the starting point of the day and then you can use the beanbag for the rest of the day.

Remember for $$$$3pt you can sit at a beanbag during class the whole time all day.

For this task we were talking  about advertising, so we did it about bean bags for hire because since team 4 are doing pt so if we would like a bean bag we would pay 3 pts for it. we recraft a sentence that mr goodwin wrote but we made it sound more interesting. I used thesaurus to help me find more juicy words that i can often use.

Friday, 31 July 2015

a cup of delicious koko

Walt: put ourselves into the text.

We had pretend the we were auther in the story as like my walt says. we were learning about a cup of koko, I made this before but no the way the saman people make it we made it a different way but I dident really like it because it tasted like dark,dark chocolate. My group hokey pokeys got into a little group and worked in little tiny groups and worked on a dissusion doc. In my gruop was presayus and htet htet.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

What I would Do With A Million Dollars

Walt: write effective paragraphs using juicy and exciting words.

If I had a million Dollars at the Mall

If I had a million dollars it would be so fun because i would be able to get  anything I want but i wouldn't worry about the prices. Having this amount of money would be incredible because you will always see me at the mall shopping at stores like : Foot locker, toy store, Warehouse . A million dollars is like OUT OF THIS WORLD!! plus you have all you ever DREAMED.   

I had a milion dollars go to Toy World and buy toys like : Bobit,monopoly,jena nerf guns all sorts of thing that I am addicted to. Toy world is like the number toy store maybe I should just buy the whole store but  my favourite thing about that store is getting everything its got a lot of amazing, incredible thing you really want to get.

I would shop at foot locker with my a million dollars because you can buy shoes,clothing and other thing like that. I can buy me some nike shoes as well as clothing but I would mostly like to buy clothing and shoes there. Foot Locker is often a store where people like to buy there happy place.I highly recommend that you shop at this store.
I would spend a lot of time in this store because it would be hard to chose.

 This is my final store I would like to shop at cause the warehouse is where everybody gets there bargain, you can get the best prices there. Inside warehouse it's like you're just at home there's heaps of homeware things there  and I love to buy my shoes and clothing from there. I describe this store like im at home cause there a lot of clothing and food there and it's like you're at a market.warehouse is an incredible shop so I would love to buy things there. Warehouse is like the number #1 family store where people likes to get everything.

Shopping at all these store: toy world,Warehouse,Foot locker would be fun however it wouldn't be  responsible this is how I imagine it, I would keep some for me,give a bit to my family,give a part to charity, use the rest  of the money to buy a new house for mum and dad and that's how I would have spent my money. This money is a lot but it would be fun if didn't waste it on junk but waste it on family,people who need it real badly and charity and last of all i would spend it on family bills.

our task was write about being selfish but really this is how I inmangene it is me give money away thats not wasting it. I had to write 5 paraghs of what we would do with a milion dollars. If this was real it would be fun just shopping with out loking at the price tag but no I would be Financially reasonable.

Monday, 6 July 2015


Here I my matariki presentation it is about Maori new years.

Since its was Maori new years I deiced to make some thing about Matariki I hope that you Enjoyed my presentation about Matariki and please leave a comment on my blog for feed back thank you.  ☺️

Friday, 3 July 2015

The three little/big pigs

WALT: write a news style report


Lead: who what when where why

supporting  paragraph  : the first 2 little pigs

supporting paragraph 2 the third little pig survival

supporting paragraph 3: interview with mama pig or third pigs.

The Two little pigs death:(
Byline:Tuesday 12/05/15
By:Patricia Finau
Lead: Three Little pigs have sadly been attacked by a vicious wolf in there homes. two pigs have been murder  but the third little pig survived and managed to kill the big bad wolf.

Two little pigs
The third pig was attacked but he managed to escape and managed to trap the wolf. it 
The third pig survived because he was too smart that he made his house out of bricks.  
The wolf could not blow it down, so he went through the chimney automatically the pig got 
a pot ready because he knew he was going through the chimney. Once the wolf got in the pot the pig ate him.

How does it feel for your lost of your children? When  i found out i felt ashamed for letting them go but my feelings were sad. Would you let your third pig in again? Well yes to keep him safe for what happened to my other pigs.igs recently been told to move out of there mother home and been eaten by a wolf, he was reported hungry but lucky enough the third little pig escaped and managed to kill the wolf.
We are learning how to make a new report and i have learned how to not use word like cool or amazing so i have mostly learned how to not use most of the story in the introduction.


Patricia Video Game from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Hi my name is Patricia and this is my and This terms topic was tinkering tools and toys so team 4 decide to learn about video game and  This is my animation. In my animation you have to try to get a lot of coins so you can get a prize and try to get to the highest level of all. team 4 have been learning about side scroller games which means when your character just goes sideways but not just side scroller games we learned about RPG game which means Role Playing Games.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Jungle Run

walt: explore baord games that we made.
In licracy today we have been playing our board game that we made. Our groups baord game theme was jungle run, Each member of Hokey Pokey which is my group worked on each thing one at a  time but we all have some thing to do. Today we finally finished our baord and got to play. When we were playing it was a lot of fun but i was proud of my group at the same time. It was funny because ever timeMe,Presayus,Danielle,Angelo,Adam,Alfa we would some times we would all go back and forwards. I had a lot of fun making our board game.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Super Powers

walt:  write effective paragraphs using juicy and exciting words.

super powers.. If I had super powers it would be slow time down why? because if i was late to school i can just reverse class if i don't’ finish in time i can just go back ( reverse time) and get work done in just a minute.

Slowing time down would be a good potentiality because It feels like you're just time traveling and everything slows down. While time is slowing down you feel that your capability get more extreme every time you shift. My fascinating power is a lot valuable to me. It can help me with everything, Slowing things are really incredible.
Marked by Loseli

 I would use my powers for everything like: school and other things but not like take over the world. My extreme powers would be able to help get to places like crazy. Slowing time is kinda weird but awesome at the same time, i can use this for example: I woke up at 8.20 i would just zap the clock that would just slow things down even people,cars. one day i would want to be able to explore more abilities at once.

Having super powers are incredible because when  i'm going for fitness at school I can slow time down so I can be the first to finish. Slowing time down would be a really good ability for me because of all the things that I have mentioned. My power are amazing I can use them any time but it has to be a good reason to but I use it at the right time and the right place. One day I hope that I would be able to help people and learn more about my powers if they come to life.

In writing in the past few days we were writing effective paragraphs using juicy and capable words. We focused in one paragraph and we came down on the mat. So that we can all recraft togather. In the end of our writing we all had to find a partner so that we can recraft our partners work.

We were learning to write effective paragraphs using juicy and exciting words. We re craft our writing with our partners.