Friday, June 24, 2016

Matariki Task

Hey guys welcome back to the blog. Today I am sharing my matariki task. Matariki is the Maori new year. There is a consultation of stars in the sky and there is 7 stars. I am sharing this task because I was proud of it and it didn't go orange on the tracking sheet.  This is one of my favourite task so far and I think it was very fun. It toke a we while to do but it was worth doing it because it was the funnest task this year.
Matariki Tasks

Choose 1 of the green literacy tasks.
Choose 1 of the blue art tasks.
Choose 2 of the red inquiry tasks.
Choose 1 more task of any colour.

Task 4: Create your own piece of writing inspired by Matariki
In this story I have made some things up and also copied some ideas from the book Mrs Love read to us.
Once there was a little girl asked her mum if she could tell the little girl a bedtime story. It was a cold Winter's night and it was Matariki ; the mum wanted to tell a story about Matariki to her daughter. The story went a little like this…
“Once upon a time a long time ago there is lived seven sisters. The sisters make kites every year at this time to celebrate. The youngest sister was finally old enough to make her own kite. When it started to get a bit windy the seven sisters quickly finished making their kites ; ran off into the sunset. Finally the girls had reached the top of the steepest hill in the whole Aotearoa but the wind had stop blowing. It started to get dark and the sisters saw a Rimu tree, tied their kites on a branch and fell asleep on the tree. The youngest sister woke up in the morning and panicked because none of the sisters kites were their. Suddenly the oldest sister saw seven kites floating through the air and shouted “Look they are floating to the moon” and the seven sisters were happy they were able to float in the air. The 4th youngest sister realised that her youngest sister's kite was flying the highest. By the time they got back to the village it was night time again but there were seven new stars and people believe that the stars are the kites that the seven sisters made. The end (well the end of the bedtime story)”
When the mother finished telling the story her daughter had fallen asleep. In the morning her daughter asked more about Matariki and was so into the Maori culture. Every night from now on her mum tells stories about Maori myths but her daughter's favourite story was the Matariki one. She asks for that story when it is Matariki and that is normally the beginning of June.
The End

Task 2- a many pointed star
Success Criteria
  • Star overlaps in the middle
  • Contains Maori designs and symbols
  • Is filled with appropriate colour
  • Is cut neatly and glued down

Here is my art. The hardest thing about this task was drawing the designs. Also it was hard glueing it together. I am really happy on how it turned out and I think it looks awesome next to all the other art on the wall. My favourite star is the one I put on the top.

Task 1
In the story, Matariki was a leader and a role model. Choose two people (1 famous, 1 local) and explain why they are a role model to you.

Tony Lamborn: He is a role model to me because he believes that dreams come true and he has talked to me and said that dreams really do come true and that has given me lots of courage.
Zara Larsson: She is a role model to me because she is a great singer and she inspires me to be a great singer.

Task 3
Matariki is also a time of celebration. This can be celebrating yourself, others or events. Create a wordle or a tagxedo celebrating the last year for you.

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Task 7
Try out this quiz. Read the instructions carefully and keep your answer to yourself. Write your answer below.
Matariki ahungai nui.
Meaning: Matariki provider of plentiful food.

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Hey guys today I am going to share my iPROUD with you. I have done an iPROUD before last term but here is a new one. I chose to share my advertisment because I had fun writing it and I think it is my best writing all year.
My Best Learning by Ruby

This is my advertisement writing.
Gilbert Automatic Basketball Hoop
Attention! Introducing the one and only  Gilbert Automatic Basketball Hoop! You can start shooting with the perfect height basketball hoop. It is the best brand in NZ.
This hoop changes to the right height so you can shoot goals. The remarkable product is perfect for all ages. You no longer have to complain that the hoop is too high or too low. It’s fantastic because it has the newest technology and moves forwards and backwards. You’ll love it because you can actually get it in or be close to getting it in.
Hurry now and get your Gilbert Automatic Basketball Hoop in all toy department stores. To find out more information head to www.gilbert/
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I am proud of this because I had fun doing this task and I also put a lot of effort into it.

My biggest challenge was coming up with an idea to advertise. It was hard because wanted to do something that isn’t already a thing.

My Cousin (update)/Bloggers Licence

Hey guys first of all I am telling you that this is a very special blogpost because I now have a bloggers licence.  This is the first time I have used my bloggers licence. Now if you want to know how to get a bloggers licence this is how you get one: You post quality blogposts with lots of information about the task or thing you are sharing, you do lots of comments on other peoples blogs, always check for mistakes in your post and use LEARN, CREATE, SHARE.

Now I have told you about the bloggers licence I am sharing about my baby cousin. Lots of you guys have commented on this blogpost so I want to share another one. I am sharing another one because I think you need a update on what she looks like. Bonnie has changed quite a lot from the picture that I shared in that other post. She is so cute. Down below is a photo of her.

This is my adorable cousin.
The B on her jumper is for Bonnie (It is actually for Bonds)

Please leave a comment if you liked this post.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Free Choice Writing

Hey guys today I am sharing my free choice writing. For this task we had to do our personal best and it will be going into our evidence book. We had to do our best because it is depending on if we are moving up a writing level or staying at the same writing level. I choose to do a report because I asked the teacher what type of writing I have in my book and I don't have a report.
Ruby’s Free Choice Writing Persuade, Entertain or Inform?
I am learning to communicate my ideas effectively to the reader.

Success Criteria (Sentence formation has been our main focus)
Content & Ideas
Include a range of ideas with clear details.
Sentence Formation
  • Include simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Start most of my sentences with different words
Choose words and language features to meet my purpose.
Clear beginning, middle and end with paragraphs.
My best spelling with good attempts at words I don’t know.
Use all basic punctuation (capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks) correctly and attempt some complex punctuation.

Koala Report

Koalas are very special animals because they are only native to a little bit of Australia. The closest living relative to a Koala is a Wombat. A baby Koala is called a Joey. People believe that Koalas are Bears but they are not.

They have sharp claws to help them climb trees. Koalas also have similar fingerprints to humans. Their fur is normally grey also their fur can be chocolate brown. Most Koala noses are black and the shape of their noses are spoon shaped. They have large round shaped heads ; fluffy and large ears. The average length of a Koala is 60 - 85cm and their average weight is 4 - 15kg.

Koalas sleep up to 20 hours a day ; that means they are only awake for 4 hours. Also Koalas climb trees a lot. If they are not sleeping or climbing they will probably be eating especially at night.

Koalas are herbivores which means they only eat plants and no meat. Basically Koalas just eat eucalyptus plants and nothing else. These animals drink water and basically nothing else.

Koalas only live in a little part of Australia. They live in four states in Australia these places are: Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. They could possibly be in some other places in Australia because of Zoo’s but those four states are where they are most likely to be wildly.

Koalas can’t be kept as a pet legally so don’t try keep one but look out for one though. Australia is very lucky to have these creatures in their country. Hopefully there is enough facts in this report so now everyone will now know lots about Koalas.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Welcome back to the blog. 
This week I am sharing my advertisement. The purpose was to persuade. This writing task is really fun and I enjoyed it. Why I chose to publish this task was because I think it is one of my best writing tasks this year. Down below is my Writing Slide.