Thursday, 20 November 2014

Grandma From George's Marvellous Medicine

My Reflection

I have been learning to relate to the characters in the text.

I have been reading George's Marvellous Medicine. 

I thought of some words to describe grandma from what I learnt about her in the story.

I found this easy because the words to describe Grandma were in the story all the time. 

My next step is to write a paragraph describing grandma using these words.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Identifying Different Types Of Words.

My Reflection

I was practicing to identify nouns.
I found it easy because it is easy to do the nouns and playing on the computer and learning nouns.
My next step is to do more nouns.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Multiplipilcation Strategy

My Reflection

I think I know how to halve numbers really well, so I founding using the doubling and halving strategy easy.  Next time I can practise using larger numbers like 185 x 16.

Friday, 7 November 2014

All About Insects

My Reflection

It was interesting because it was about insects  and we can learn about them to.

The thing that I need to work on is finding more interesting facts about insects by going on the internet to research or finding information in books.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My Volcano Land scape Art

We are learning how to apply paint.We learnt two techniques - dragging with cardboard and dabbing with a sponge. I enjoyed dragging the paint across the paper. It was fun.

Mathletics Top 100 Students!

In the Mathletics Hall of Fame I got 32nd in the top 100 in the world and 8th in the top 100 in NZ I got 2,120ps for my silver certificate.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Fractions of a Set

I was learning about unit fractions of a set.

One thing that worked for me was turning a fraction into a division. The line in the middle means that it's divided by so if it was 3/5 of 30 you would have to go 30 divided by 5 = 6, and then 6 x 3 = 18.

One thing that was tricky for me was when the numbers are big and I don’t know the basic facts that go with them.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

My Dream House Art

My Reflection
 This is a piece of work I did at Te Tuhi.
I found this work interesting because it is fun to build your own dream house and live in it.
My next is to do more shapes to my dream house.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Comparing Animals Venn Diagram

My Reflection

I have been learning to find information in a non-fiction book by skimming and scanning.

Skimming is when we read quickly over a text or book is about.

scanning is when we look for specific information in a text and we look for key words or phrases.

I read a book about White-tailed spiders.

I buddied up with Hayley to compare our animals using a Venn Diagram.

I found this hard because it was hard to do the facts about the White-tailed spider.

My next step is to do more facts about the White-tailed spider by using Google or other books to help me.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Making Inferences - Worlds Greatest Race

My Reading Reflection

I am learning to make and justify inferences.

In this piece of work I had to use my inference skills to find out why the author thinks the Tour de France is the greatest race on earth.  

I found this easy because I found the new words easy.

My next step is to know what explict and implicit is.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Retelling a story

My reflection

In this piece of work I was learning to retell a story.  I was retelling Solo Flyer.  I found this a bit tricky because sometimes it was to use the right number of words.  My next step is to work on my summarising skills.  

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wish You We Here Art

This is my self - portrait that I painted at Te Tuhi Art Gallery and it was fun.

Monday, 17 March 2014


This is my name art.  We used warm and cool colours on a background of concentric circles.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

My recount postcard

My recount reflection
I was learning to write a simple recount in the right order.
I think I met the learning intention because I already knew how to do it.
I put everything in the right order.
My next step is to try to plan it out.
I feel great.

Wheke Story Retell

My reading reflection

I have been learning to retell a story.

I think I retold the story, Wheke in the right order.

I found this easy because the words were easy and I wrote down the main ideas.

My next step is to find and summarise information in the text.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Making and Breaking Numbers

I was learning that numbers can be made and broken up in a numbers of different ways.          
I found it easy because I knew how to broken the numbers. 
My next step is to do more multiplication and division.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Did You Ever

My Reflection

I was learning how to write a did you ever poem.  I felt happy and I got on task on my poem.  I was pleased with some words but I need to tried some new words.  My next step is to make my story more greater.

Welcome To My Blog


My name is Braxton and I go to Elm Park School.  Welcome to my learning blog.  This is my first learning blog.  I'm very happy to share my blog with you and I hope you enjoy my blog.  My favourite colours are red and green.  I have 1 cat and I live in Auckland.