Monday, 25 February 2013

Welcome to our library by Isabella

Our Library

This picture shows the issue desk in the library.  This is where the librarians issue out the class books. This section is for the librarians only.  At the issue desk the librarians will tell us which books are overdue and when we would have to bring it back. We also get fines if we don’t bring them back.

In this picture it shows the magazine stand this is where all the magazines are kept. The magazines are there for some students to read when they have free time.

I took this photo of the computers because when we come to the library some of us go on the computers if we don’t have a netbook.

These are the easy to read books. These books are for the years 4-6. These are used for the students who find chapter books hard.

This picture  shows the senior fiction books. These are books for the senior students only, years 7 and 8.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Reference section by Isabella

Reference Section

L.I. - Know the reference section of the library
Understand why these books are not issued
Know what type of books are included in a reference section

1.  What book would you find the answers to these questions in?
Match a question with a reference book.
- Who was Mohatma Gandhi? Biographical encyclopaedia
- How do you pronounce the word foliage?          Dictionary                                                                                      
- What is a synonym for ‘mariner’? Thesaurus
- Which countries border France?                         Atlas
- How was gold first discovered? Encyclopaedia

2.  Delete True or False to leave the correct answer to these statements.
A biographical dictionary contains entries about places in the world. False
A globe will show you where the oceans are. True
A road map will show you the distance between cities.  True
When you take notes, write just a word or phrase to record information.  True

3.  Delete the incorrect answers
A thesaurus is a dictionary of...
A book of maps is...
an atlas
An index is not found in...
a dictionary
Complete these sentences:
The books found in the reference section...
Are Atlas, Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Language Dictionaries, and Guinness World Records

You can’t take these books out because...
It belongs to the library and it is only used by people working in the library.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Procedural writing by Isabella

Procedural Writing (Instructional Writing)

Learning Intention (LI)

  • Look at a jumbled set of instructions and put them into the correct order (sequence them)
  • Look at the language used and be able to identify it (e.g  command verbs)  
  • Use a variety of sentence starters
  • Use clear and explicit language

Success Criteria (SC)
  • Make a list of all the steps
  • Make sure all of the steps are in the right order and on new lines
  • Write all the directions as briefly and clearly as possible. Use a variety of words like first, begin, now and next (text connectives) or 1, 2, 3 etc as sentence starters
  • Use verbs as commands
1.     Put the following instructions into the correct sequence
2.     Highlight the command verbs in blue

Snakes and Ladders
Snakes and ladders board
One dice
2-4 counters
Instructions for Snakes and Ladders
1.  Begin with the game pieces off the board, next to the number "1" space.

2     Have the first player roll the dice. That person then moves his game piece the number that he rolls on the dice.

3    Move around the board in number order. Move from Space 1 to 2 to 3 and so on until you reach Space 100.

4    Have the second player roll the die. She moves her game piece the number that she rolls on the die.

5       Move your piece up the ladder to the space where the ladder ends, if it lands exactly on a spot with the beginning of a ladder.

6         Reach space 100 by exact roll and win the game. For example, if you're one space away from Space 100, you must roll a 1 to win.

Procedural writing for last card

Last Card

Pack of cards
2-4 players


  1.  Begin shuffling the cards so they are mixed.

2. Hand  each person 5-10 cards.

3. Place the rest of the cards in a pile on the ground with one card facing up next to the pile.

4.Then take turns trying to match the card that is on the ground.

5. The person left  with only one card says “last card” and if they can put their card down they win.  The other players try to stop that player from putting their last card down.

Tux-paint with my buddy Tanisha

This is my buddy Tanisha’s picture. We did it because room 2 is our buddy class. We had students from room 2 coming into our class because we had to show them tuxpaint of kidpix.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My Xtramaths result by Isabella

This is my results from today. The green means I got them all right and the yellow means I need to work on them.

Monday, 18 February 2013

My friendship poem

Friendship looks like your favourite food because it looks delightful just like my best friend

Friendship sounds like listening to my favourite music with my friends.

Friendship smells like the favourite perfume my friend wears.  She always smells beautiful just like her personality.

Friendship feels like a heart-warming hug because my friend gives me hugs when I come to school in the morning.

Friendship tastes like my favourite food because I love it and I love my friends more than anything.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Bug me by Isabella

Bug me  

L.I. - How to use your WITS        

A classmate won’t give you a turn on the computer. What can you say or do?

1. I will stand up for myself and say excuse me can I have a turn on the computer please

2. If they still won’t let me have a turn I will tell someone

3. If they still won’t let me have a turn I will just walk away and find another computer