Wednesday, 27 March 2013

My Paper Crane - Isabella

We read Sadako's story about Hiroshima and I folded this paper crane.

Xtramath 27/3/13 - Isabella

This is my xtramath result. On xtramath we have math problems that we have to solve fast. When we finish the test we race the teacher and I get frustrated. But xtramath is a good way to learn.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

My xtramath result 26/03/13 - Isabella

This is my xtramath result.

Left behind on the beach - Isabella


L.I. - Look at descriptive language used in poetry
Look at active verbs

Left behind on the beach:
two scoops of holes
for the sea to fill,
two mini holes
for the crabs to climb.

Left behind on the beach:
giggling waves, fists of shells,
treasures of seaweed necklaces,
diamonds of sun
and the crust of a sandwich:
seagull supper.

Left behind on the beach:
a summer holiday, carrying
beach towels, sunscreen and hats,
a beach chair for mum
and binoculars for dad.

Left behind on the beach:
the in/out breathing of waves,
the screech of seagulls,
the mizzle of mist
and somewhere out on the reef
the anchor of a long ago ship.

Look at the poem and highlight the verbs blue
Highlight the adjectives yellow
Highlight the adverbs pink

Now write your own version of the poem below

Left Behind on the Beach

Left behind on the beach:
Dozens of sea shells sparkling on the sand.
Dark green seaweed coming from the sea.
Lumpy sand , is good for making high sandcastles.

Left behind on the beach:
Rubbish lying around on the sand and
Students wonderful sandcastles.
Sticks for writing names on the sand
Creepy crabs crawling around quickly and making tiny holes.

Left behind on the beach:
A beach chair for mum,
A hand - fan for aunty
A poly - bin for our fine lunch to munch on,
and a big tree for some shade to sit under.

Left behind on the beach:
Waves splashing smoothly,
Splash! I dived into the water
Oh no someone fell out of the yellow kayak.
What are wonderful day full of adorable children.

Under the rug - Isabella

Under the rug     

There once lived an old man named Steve. He lived in a small apartment. One cold dark night while Steve was watching his program on his tiny t.v.  he saw something in the corner of his eye moving quickly under the rug. He got distracted because of it, he felt scared because he didn’t know what it was. Steve thought it was a gigantic bug but he didn’t care so he looked at his t.v, then he looked back and the thing in the rug quickly disappeared. Two weeks passed and  it happened again.  He started to get really angry that he destroyed everything in his house even his favourite t.v. Steve thought to himself what’s the point of getting angry if he didn’t know what it was, so he looked under the rusty old rug and it was a little ball that was rolling as if someone rolled something  quickly and ran away. He got so outraged his face was red. Steve looked at his apartment and he saw that all was left was his old bookcase so he started reading and he forgot all about the little ball.

The boy in the stripe pyjamas book review - Isabella

By Isabella
Themes & style
The story is set in
Germany -
Poland -

The main characters are Bruno and Shmuel.
Bruno’s friend that he meets in the story is Shmuel.
Bruno’s sister is Gretel, also in the story there is the mother, the father, the grandfather and the grandmother.
The author gives us clues to tell us what is going to happen. He also lets us figure out what is going to happen next. The
ending of the story is supposed to shock us because the main character dies and the author is setting up the character of the father.

The first thing that happened was that Bruno didn't like his new house. Bruno’s father had some guests coming over and one of them was called the fury. Bruno didn't like the fury because he was a slob and he would get smart. Then Bruno met Shmuel from across the fence and he became his best friend but he told his sister that he made a new friend but his sister didn't believe him and she thought that he had an imaginary friend.
Bruno found out that his family has to go back to Berlin and Bruno thought that if he moves back that none of his friends would remember him. So Bruno and Shmuel went looking for his dad but what they didn't know was that Bruno’s father was killing people over there who weren't Germans. Bruno and Shmuel were on the other side of the fence.
Then Bruno and Shmuel were playing around in the gas chamber and they didn't know that his father was killing people by putting them in the gas chamber. So that’s how Bruno died. Also Bruno’s father died from getting shot because he just realized that he had killed his own son.

The author is trying to tell us a warning that this should never happen again even though it has happen a lot in WW2. In South Africa people are still killing each other.  Also it is suppose to horrify us about the fate of Jews during WW2.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Venn Diagram - Isabella

This is my Venn Diagram. This is all about our novel The boy in the stripe pyjamas. This shows the differences and the similarities.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Eastern beach recount - Isabella

Eastern Beach

Do you know where Panmure Bridge were?   Well we went to Eastern Beach, and the best part was the whole entire school went.  Most of the students were racing quickly to the four enormous buses that were parked and waiting for us.

We all knew that we were at Eastern Beach because of all the flash houses. Also there was a house that everyone just couldn’t take their eyes of because it was blue and white and guess what?  It had a huge elevator. We saw Ms. Kirkpatrick, Mrs Hood and Mr Johnston standing on the smooth sand. Most of the year 7 and 8 students would not stop looking at the bright yellow kayaks. Mr Johnston told us the out of bounds areas and then, once he had finished, everyone started running quickly to their spot and started having a fine morning tea.

When it was our turn to go on the kayaks, Ms Kirkpatrick showed us how to hold our paddle and then we went out into the deep sea. I was really scared that I was going slower than everyone else, but only two people passed me in their bright yellow kayaks. Also when I saw two of the students at the pink bottle, I started going faster and then I got the hang of it.  Once we all stopped at the pink bottle Ms. Kirkpatrick told us that we had to stand up and switch kayaks and some of us did it very slowly.  When she started calling people to stand up I was hoping that she wouldn’t pick me.

Then I heard Ms Kirkpatrick call my name and thats when I thought that I had to stand up on the huge kayaks that were floating in the deep sea, but really I just had to hold on to the other persons kayak. I found it scary because even though I just had to hold on to the other persons kayak I could feel my kayak sinking slowly and there was water coming in my kayak.

Once I got out of the kayak I wanted to go back on and some people were saying to me “you're weird” they said that because at first I was too scared to go on the kayaks but then I got used to it and now I want to stay on the kayaks.  I went to have a little swim with some of the students. I got so cold that I was shivering in the dark water.

The day was nearly over but before leaving the beach we had to pick up rubbish. At the end we had a little chat and once everyone got on the bus, they started yelling and screaming and I felt sorry for Mrs Anderson because she was the only teacher on the bus. It was a wonderful day full of fun, everyone had a blast, I hope we get to go for another trip just like this one.                       


Monday, 18 March 2013

Faces of peace - Isabella

Faces of Peace

L.I. - Be able to identify leaders of peace from history.

Match the faces to the name and description.  There should be no photos at the top when you have finished.

Bishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work against apartheid (separation of white and black people) in South Africa.*
Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the sick and the poor in Calcutta.*
Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership against apartheid in America.*
The 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership of Tibet and peaceful negotiations with China.*
President Theodore Roosevelt helped to bring peace to many countries by negotiating peace treaties.*
Amnesty International was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their non-violent work to free political prisoners and their fight for human rights.*
Mahatma Gandhi was the pacifist (non-violent) leader of the Indian Independence Movement.*
The Red Cross was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their non-political help given to stop human suffering around the world.*
Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership against apartheid in South Africa.*
Te Whiti was the pacifist (non-violent) leader of the Parihaka settlement.*

New Xtramath result

This is my xtramaths result. I am getting better at this but I just need to keep trying. The ones that are in green are the ones that I know and that I have completed, the ones in yellow and have a red square around it are the ones I need to work on.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Xtramath result

Fiction Classification

Classification - Author's surname

L.I. - Know how the author’s surname is used to shelve fiction books.
Practise the skill of finding books in the fiction section.

Put these call ‘numbers’ in the correct order


Arrange these titles in the correct order
(Remember you are looking at the author’s surname)

Ride a Horse by S. Addle
26 letters by Betty Alpha
Keep the doctor away by Ann Apple
How to Hug by Griselda Bear
Dangerous Curves by S. Bend
Knock Knock by Hugh Dare
Long Arms by A. Nape
Too many teeth by C.R.O.C. O’Dile
What’s in a book by A. Page
Climb every mountain by Eve Rest
Little Red Riding Hood by A. Wolf

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Hi my name is Isabella
My greeting is Jambo
It comes from Swahili
We have displayed all our greetings on the wall in our room.