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formal letter

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.

We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.

Here is a link to our online Modelling book. This shows the process that we have followed.

Here is the letter that I have written Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.

One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was figuring out where to start and trying to keep the letter going so that its as long as its meant to be.

My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

The cultural narrative of the Southwest Zone (assessment)

kapa haka excellence #9 2017

Today at kapa haka we started off by singing aotearoa after that we sang tai tapu, I think we sang this quite well but we could have sang it better. After that we sang ka waiata we sang this really well. After that we sang hallelujah we sing this song very well and I like this song a lot. Then we sang the song that we learnt a few weeks ago and we also practised the actions, I think we are doing really well at this song and I like it a lot.

 I showed leadership by singing with pride.

I showed respect by listening to what the teachers have to say.
For this home learning challenge I had to research an important person in new zealand history And I chose kate sheppard here is a google slide on her.

key leadership excellence #4

This week I was putting the flags away and me and natasha were saying that it would be helpful if the people that did the flags in the morning made sure that they were all done because then there isn't enough for everyone to put away and its not helpful that one of them is away getting fixed.


I showed respect by doing the flags every day.
I showed leadership by leaving some flags for others to do.

kapa haka #8 excellence 2017

Today we started as per usual with ka waiata we did sing as well as we normally do I think we could do better though well at least I hope so after that we sang some more  songs. Then we sung aotearoa without seeing the lyrics. After that we went over the lyrics to the song we learnt last week then we started learning the actions but it was very hard because we have to lean over to the side but people were leaning over to far and falling over then the boys have a part in the song but they sing it really quiet so matua got the girls to sing it and we sang it really well  but it is a boys part so they had to sing it .

I showed the community by going to kapa haka on time.
I showed leadership by being resilient to the kids that took ages to learn the actions.

home learning challenge #4 excellence

This is one of my home learning challenges for this I researched  on how social media affects us it was quite challenging for me as I had to look at a lot of sites to make sure the information was true.