Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Hexagon Art

This is my hexagon art. I used a protractor and a compass to create my hexagon. I also used pastel to colour my hexagon. The thing I like best is how it looks curvy and I like it how the colours are very bright. If I could change one thing I would change the pattern because I found it a bit hard to rule the lines, but once I started to colour then it turned out right.

Monday, 28 July 2014

How to Play Scrabble

How to Play Scrabble

To play scrabble you need to partner up with someone. Your pair needs to pick out 1 letter out from the bag, then the other players do the same. To know who goes first you have to organise the letters from alphabetical order. Then once you know the order, you then pick out 6 other letters. This game can help with learning new words, also it can help you come up with a word using letters that are given to you.

The first pair has to come up with a word using their 7 letters. Once they have done that it gets placed on the board. On the board there are squares which say double word or letter score, triple word or letter score. Then the other players do the same. While you're placing your words you have to think about them and see where they go. The first pair goes first and whatever word they choose e.g ‘fish’ then the other pairs have to make a word using the letters from ‘fish’.

On the tiles there are numbers that you count to get a score. You need to be smart about your letters because if you make a word using q or z you easily get 10 points. Also if you use all your 7 letters you get 50 points. In the bag there are some blank tiles, these tiles can make up for any letter in any word but it is worth nothing. In the bag there are a lot of vowels.

All the words you come up with, have to be English words. You are not allowed to use proper nouns. Also if someone makes a word and you can place a ‘s’ at the end, but if you can also make another word, you can add up their points with the words you have made.

At the end of the game each of the players have to calculate their score. The person with the highest score wins. Scrabble uses a lot thinking because you need to come up with words. Also it can be tricky because you have to use the letters that the other players have put on the board.


This is my xtramath result. I want to get better, and to do that I am going to try this at home.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Room 6's Countries

This is where the students in room 6 are from. This also shows where their parents are from and it also shows where their grandparents were born. In red is where we were born, in the blue is where most of our parents were born, and in the green is where our grandparents were born.


Xtramaths Result

This is my first xtramath for term 3. I hope I will move on to Multiplication by the end of term.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Holiday Reading Challenge

Choose your own

Choose your own activity that makes a connection to the book you have read.
Be fun and inventive!
Post it onto your blog with a comment that tells you:
Title - Spelling B and the missing magic
Author - Lexi Connor
Type of Book - Adventurous
I choose to change the character's name. The main character’s name Beatrix and I thought that she needed a different name.

5 Ideas for the character’s name:
  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Emily
  4. Evelyn
  5. Grace

Monday, 14 July 2014

Holiday Reading Challenge

Food Glorious Food

Food is often mentioned in stories, or you might like to read a recipe book.  Find something that you could cook for your family and make it.  Take a photo or write out the recipe and post it onto your blog with a comment that tells you:
Title - The Pancake Runaway
Author - Mairi Mackinnon
Type of Book - Action

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted*
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups water

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar into a medium sized bowl.
Stir dry ingredients with a fork or spoon.

Add in the vanilla extract and the melted butter.

Add in the water to the batter until the batter is the right consistency. I add in 1 1/2 cups first and then gradually add a bit more as needed. Not too thin or not too thick.

Now is the time to add in any of the extras your kids like.
I add in berries and bananas as the final step. When you add in blueberries and/or bananas be sure to only stir slightly.

Finally spoon the batter onto a heated griddle. Have fun making those pancakes!

Holiday Reading Challenge

(in 25 words or less)

The trick with retelling a story is keeping it to the main points.  In this case you only have 25 words so make them count! Post your recount onto your blog with a comment that tells you:
Title - Judy Moody predicts the future
Author - Megan McDonald
Type of Book - Mystery
Retell - Judy has a mood ring. She finds a book about fortune telling, with that book she can predict the future by doing experiments on people.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Holiday Reading Challenge

New Cover

If you could design a new cover for the book what would it look like?  Draw a picture.
Post it onto your blog with the following information.
- Title - Whatever After Fairest of all
- Author - Sarah Mlynowski
- Type of Book - Adventure
- Why your cover is better...
My cover is better because it gives away a little hint about what the book is going to be about also it is well presented because I made it look like they got transported into a forest.

Holiday Reading Challenge

Make a Recommendation

Who would you recommend this book to and why?  Write out who you would recommend this book to and give 3 reasons why you think they would like the book.
Post it onto your blog with a comment that tells you:
- Title - Charlotte’s Web
- Author - E.B White
- Type of Book - Adventure
- I would recommend this book to...
My aunt because she loves to read books that are about solving problems. Also she really likes animals and she always likes a book or a movie that has a happy ending. This book was a good book to read and my aunt would've like this book too.  

Friday, 4 July 2014

Sustainability prezi

This is the link to my sustainability prezi. We had to research 3 questions that relate to our topic. Just simply copy this link and paste it in the search box. I hope you like my presentation.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Key into Evaluation T6

This was my activity for T6. I had to find some rules about the cliffs at the beach.