This week on Tuesday my class went to do sports with youthtown. We learnt how to hit the ball in hockey. Then we all played a game. In that game we had to get out people's hockey balls. We played that game three times and at the last game I won because I was the last person that didn't get out. After we played that game we did a race and we did that race 3 times and in one of those rounds my group won. At the end the girls got to play a game again and the boys only got to watch the game. At the end when the girls played the game we went back to class. I felt good because I won a game. I would like to play that same game again.
This term my class has been learning about fractions. At week 1 everyone in my class had a test to see what stage they were for fractions because the people who are good at multiplying might be bad at fractions because a person might by good at something and that person might be bad at something else. From the day after we had our test, we continued on our independent learning. On mathletics we have lots of set tasks that are fractions. I am good at math but I am not really good at fractions but since I make some mistakes I will learn better because my teachers say that when we make mistakes we will learn from the mistakes we make. I like fractions even if I don't know them because it is better to struggle because that means that we are learning.
Today room 28/29 went to our schools back field to plant some plants. First we learnt how to plant a plant. Then we got in pairs and planted some plants and this is how we plant a plant.
First we have to grab a spade and make a deep square shape on the ground. Next we dig the spade into one of the sides of the square that you made on the ground. After that we put this thing called fertiliser pellet in the bottom of the hole. The fertiliser pellet will give the plant a boost to grow. After that we put the plant into the hole. We now finish it by puting the soil you have dug out back in to the hole Today room 28/29 went to our schools back field to plant some plants. First we learnt how to plant a plant. Then we got in pairs and planted some plants and this is how we plant a plant.
First we have to grab a spade and make a deep square shape on the ground.It is hard for the people who have not much Kg. Next we dig the spade into one of the sides of the square that you made on the ground. After that we put this thing called fertiliser pellet in the bottom of the hole. The fertiliser pellet will give the plant a boost to grow. After that we put the plant into the hole. We now finish it by puting the soil you have dug out back in to the hole and that soil will cover the roots and the rest of the holes in the ground then you are done planting a plant. It was fun planting a plant but it felt aweful when our hands get covered in mud. I wish I get to plant a plant some time this term.
Last week the whole school did a Matariki rotation.
We did it at school. We did it because it was Matariki.
First we got a number from 1 to 20.
My number was 13.
My groups first rotation was playing Matariki midnight.
In the game you start of with a number and if you run around and grab a poi from the middle of a circle you become a twilight and if you win again you become a starlight and then if you win again you become a Matariki midnight. If you win again you win the game.
Then my group went to room 7 to make flowers. We used paper to make our flower.
After that my group went to room 11 and made stars. We made our stars out of paper.
Overall I thought it was going to be boring but it was fun.
My favourite part was when I was playing Matariki midnight.
On Sunday I went to my church. I went there with my family. I went there to praise God. I went in a car. In the church I played with my church friends, until it was 1:20 pm because my church starts at 1:30 pm. The reason we stopped at 1:20 is church has a singing team and in the singing team there is my cousin, Daniel ( not me, another Daniel which is called Daniel 1 because he is older than me), Joseph, Yea eun, Harri, Amy, Sogho and me. The singing team needs to have some practise before church starts. At the start of church we have my dad ( the minister) says some words. Then a group of singers sing some songs and the other people sings along. At the end of the church my dad says some words again. Next my sisters and I use some instruments to end church. After we all go upstairs to have some food. After we finished eating the kids play outside until all the adults come outside to get their kids and go home. I have lots of fun and I also have this feeling that I will always have lots of fun when ever I go to church.
I found making the text to text connection hard because I needed to think of another text.
T found text to self connection easy because all I needed to do was think about my past.
Next I would like to learn more about connections.
I am learning to use place value to get the answers. It was a bit easy to get the answers but I found the last square a bit tricky because I sometimes don't know what to write. Next I would like to learn about decimals.
On Sunday, I went to the school Gala. It was very fun. There was performances chips and here was a giant slide!! It was a bit scary at the first time but when I had my second slide It wasn't so scary than before. There was also a thing called Boot Camp . Most people says that Boot Camp is fun but I was not so interested in Boot Camp so I didn't do the Boot Camping. In the school Gala I bought chips with tomato sauce. It was very yummy!! I had lots of fun at the school Gala but I had to go to church because every Sunday I go to a church. That's because I belive God that's in heven.
This week in my writing group,we started the hundred word challenge. We will do the hundred word challenge every week. Yesterday was our first day doing the hundred word challenge. So yesterday we just talked about it. In the hundred word challenge we had to write a story with hundred words in it. We were not allowed to write more or less words than hundred. It might be a bit tricky because in the end of my sentence it might end with more than hundred words or less than hundred words.
This week my class did writing. There was two groups. The two groups were the Awesome Authors and the writing recounts group. I was in the writing recounts group. The recount groups teacher was Mrs.meilvile. The writing recounts group splited up in groups. The groups names were The details group, the paragraph group. After foundation sciles we do writing.
I have been learning to write an African praise poem. I found this piece of work tricky because I never compared myself to an animal. The best part was when I wrote about the weather. My next step is to use more alliteration, creative descriptions and imagery to describe myself.
On Monday my class started the Blue Whale challenge. First we went in groups of two. I went with Ridwwan. First we drew a cartoon whale. Then we drew a real listic whale. It was fun drawing a blue whale.
Welcome to my year 4 learning blog. This year I am in Room 28/29 and my teachers are Mrs Graham and Mrs Melville. I enjoy playing Pokemon games.This year I am looking forward to have lots of fun with my class. I hope you will enjoy my blog and leave lots of feedback.