May 31, 2016
by msnathan
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Mahi Kāinga: Week 5 – 6, due Monday 6th June

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Here’s our list of homework options for this week. Remember, there must be evidence of a finished thing or what you’re in the middle of working on either on your blog, in a doc or in a hard copy to me by Monday. This could just be a blog post talking about what you’re working, screen shots, planning for a project, etc.

Student Ideas

  • Make and share a video of your pet (New)
  • Make an animation of last weeks project (New)
  • Make/construct a project (this could be coding, building, craft, lego, animation, etc)
  • Make a movie (here’s some stop motion apps to check out)
  • Design your own sport
  • Get better at something and blog about it (see last week)
  • Find a new hobby
  • Design a apocalyptic bunker
  • Design your dream home
  • Design a car
  • Repeat the baking challenge from last week
  • Watch and review a movie/some movies. Create your own rating system and look at other movie reviews to get an idea for what language to use. Get some inspiration here, here and here.

100 Word Challenge

Have a go at this weeks 100 Word Challenge. You can find the prompt here. Remember to write your piece of writing on to your blog and proof read your work before posting. Once you have written it, login to the 100WC site with the details I have emailed you and submit your writing!

Weekly Quiz

If you’d like to do the Weekly Quiz for your homework this week, see me for a handout if you’d prefer to have a hard copy

July 31, 2015
by msnathan
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Mahi Kāinga o te Wiki 2-3: Due Rāmere 7 o Hongongoi te tau

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This week for homework you have two stories to tell. One, the story of your holiday and two the retelling of a well known tale. This could be a fairy tale, a myth, a legend or folk story.

Success criteria:

Surface features

I have…

–       written my story on my blog

–       illustrated my story with photos and GIFs

–       Proof read my story to check that it makes sense and all spelling, punctuation and grammar is correct.

Deep features

–       changed or adapted my story in some way (eg. Changed the setting, flipped the characters, written a different ending, written a sequel or prequel)

–       connected paragraphs or ideas together with a range of vocabulary

–       used interesting adjectives, verbs and adverbs to make my story interesting

–       written a hook at the beginning and used suspense to keep my reader engaged.

August 18, 2014
by msnathan
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Coding!

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We’ve been learning to code in our class and loving it! I made this animated gif at Made With Code (where you can also make awesome beats!) and James has built an app and a game with javascript on Code Avengers. We’re also using Code.org to help us learn about all the various commands and programming language. Stay tuned for some student posts on what they’ve been up to and why we loving coding.

Edit: Like Josie mentioned in the comments, another great way to learn coding from scratch is through Khan Academy!

August 8, 2014
by msnathan
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Homework Week 3: Storytellers, due Thursday 14th August

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This week for literacy homework you have two stories to tell. One, the story of your holiday and two the retelling of a well known tale. This could be a fairy tale, a myth, a legend or folk story.

Success criteria:

Surface features

I have…

–       written my story on my blog

–       illustrated my story with photos and GIFs

–       Proof read my story to check that it makes sense and all spelling, punctuation and grammar is correct.

Deep features

–       changed or adapted my story in some way (eg. Changed the setting, flipped the characters, written a different ending, written a sequel or prequel)

–       connected paragraphs or ideas together with a range of vocabulary

–       used interesting adjectives, verbs and adverbs to make my story interesting

–       written a hook at the beginning and used suspense to keep my reader engaged.

Coding practice! If you want to get a head start on the coding we’re going to be experimenting with in class you can either head over to Learn Code to try ‘The Maze’ mission or sign up for Code Academy to learn to write code from scratch. If you want the link for more missions on Learn Code, let me know and I will flick you the links!

July 21, 2014
by msnathan
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Story Of The Holidays

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Whenever I’m about to start the school holidays I am always full of of big, dreamy plans. They usually involve imagining myself being productive, being around adults and acting fancy, catching up on hobbies, spring cleaning the house (yeah, right) and the like.

For example…

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Fancy dinners!

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Now is clearly the time to try out all the restaurants I’ve been adding to my list. No school nights mean that I might actually be able to stay awake past 8pm and socialise like a grown up! Oh yes, this will clearly be me.

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Maybe I’ll even host a dinner party!

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My time will be my own so I will be able to go for long walks, cozy up on the couch and knit while I watch a movie, skip dreamily because I clearly don’t have a care in the world!

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And naturally, by the end of the first weekend my house will be spick and span.

REALITY.

Fancy adult dinner…

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Pretty much the rest of the holidays…

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Me in real life (this morning when I remembered I couldn’t sleep in).

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Ok this one isn’t quite reality, but too funny not to include.

So, how were your holidays?

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