Thursday, 29 November 2012

My comment to Samira by Isabella

This is my comment to Samira on her poem My Mum

My bio poem by Isabella


Is: Responsible, Persistent, Intelligent, Independent

Daughter of: Teresa and Daniel

Sister of: Leila, Juliet and Rocky

Lover of: Music, Cooking, family, Art, and Life

Who feels: Loved by family, Supportive when my family and friends watch me do things eg: Athletics, Happy when my family are happy

Who gives: Encouragement to family and friends, Love to family, Kindness to other people.

Who fears: Strangers, Walking by myself at night, Rejection

Who would like to see: The White house, The Eiffel Tower, and the London Eye

Who lives: Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand


Friday, 23 November 2012

My maths whizz by Isabella

This is my maths whizz progress

My Own Narrative by Isabella

On a hot summer’s day back in 1933 there was a lady named Christina. She loved her job so much that she would work throughout the whole week. She would work on night shift from 6:00pm - 7:00am. Christina had two kids named Sam and Lauren. Sam was the youngest at the age of nine, and Lauren was the oldest at the age of fourteen. She also had a husband named Will, who worked as a coach of his own rugby team.

One night when Christina finished her job they gave out prizes to everyone who worked with her. When Christina got her prize she was really happy because she won tickets to a reggae concert. Christina loved reggae music and so did her family.

The next night they got ready to go to the concert. While they were driving to the concert the car broke down on the motorway when it was still busy. Christina got really upset because she thought she would miss the concert. So while she sat in the car crying, her husband Will tried to fix it. He was worried because didn’t know he didn’t know how to.

Lauren suggested they called AA Insurance because they could fix all sorts of cars. Will thought that was a good idea and called them straight away. They waited for an hour. Finally they could see a yellow car coming towards them. On the side of the car it said ‘AA’ so they were jumping up and down because they finally could go to the concert. When the AA insurance people left Will turned the car on. When they heard the engine come on, they were happy because they got to go to the concert.They got to the concert in time to see Bob Marley sing his last song.

The whole family felt glad that their car got fixed and they got to go to the concert. They all went home with smiles on their faces after having a fantastic family night out. Everyone hoped they would get to go to another concert to listen to more of Bob Marley’s songs.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

My Wallwisher on Anzac Day By Isabella

This is my wallwisher on Anzac Day. There are a lot of information. Check it out and make some comments.

My comment to fine by Isabella

My Reflection on my painting by Isabella


Art: Reflecting on my Abstract Painting

1. Are you pleased with your abstract painting? why / why not?
Yes because it looks like the real thing and it took along time to paint

2. What did you find easy when you created your abstract painting?
I found painting easy  

3. What part did you find tricky when you were creating your abstract painting? -think about painting, ruling it up etc.
I found doing the grid and painting within the lines tricky

4. Who / What helped you when you were painting?
Miss Paton, Taryn and Caitlin. I also used a ruler and Miss Paton helped me mixing the paints to make a lighter or darker colour

5. What would you do differently next time? Think about: colours, painting, ruling of grid, etc.
I would Change the way I paint because I need to try and paint one way.

6. What frustrated you when you created your abstract painting?
I found doing the grid frustrating because we had to get the same size.

Monday, 19 November 2012

My poster on thanksgiving by Isabella

This is my poster on thanksgiving. I have worked on this with my partner Taryn. From working on this poster I have learnt that 91% of people eat turkey on thanksgiving day. Check it out and make some comments.

My presentation on thanksgiving by Isabella

Thursday, 15 November 2012

My reading task by Isabella

Ruby Group 2
Title: Matariki Returns

Learning Intention:
I am learning to link prior knowledge and experiences into the texts I read.

1. Why is Matariki an important event on our calendars?
It is a new moon

2. What is Matariki in the physical sense?
Matariki is a cluster of the seven stars within the constellation Taurus.

3. What does the term Matariki mean?
The word (Mata riki) means little eyes and (mata ariki) means eyes of god

4. Describe the process of Matariki.
Toward the end of may the seven stars of matariki sink below the horizon and disappear from new zealands night sky

5. What should you look out for?
If you keep a close eye on the sky in june, you might be lucky enough to witness a special sight.

6. Describe the stars of Matariki.
Matariki is made up of several hundreds stars but only seven of them can be seen with the naked eye.

7. What does the dawn rising of Matariki mean?
When you have seen Matariki at dawn and the new moon at night you’ll know that the maori new year is beginning. Also the dawn rising of matariki was a sign to maori that the hunting season was coming to an end and the planting season was about to begin.

8. How were birds preserved?
They had no freezers so they stored their birds in their own fat. The word for fat is ‘hinu’

9. What happened during Matariki?
Matariki is a time for catching fish, especially Korokoro (lamprey eels).

10. What are some of the legends of Matariki?
One of the legends says that the stars of matariki are members of te whanau Marama - the children of light. Another legend says that Raumati (the summer) and Raro (the underworld) were parents of Puanga, Takurua, and Matariki.

11. Why is the Matariki cluster special to people?
The ancient greeks named it the pleiades.

12. How can you become involved in Matariki celebrations?
you can also contacted a museum or a astronomical society.

My poplet on Friedrich Vordemberge-gildewart

My comment to Room 13 Kings by Isabella

Great effort to room 13 kings on their video for the manaikalani film festival.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

My Self Assessment on my narrative

This is my Self Assessment on my own narrative. All the smiley faces mean I did well and the straight faces mean I did OK and the sad faces mean I didn't do that well. The ones I need to work on are describing what the characters look like and I also need to describe the characters personality. Check it out and make some comments.