Monday, 14 September 2015

Reading

WALT: summarise by retelling my story in order.

Success Criteria:
  • I can find the beginning middle and end of the story
  • I can record the main ideas, in order
  • I use my summary to help me better understand what I read and to share my ideas.
  • I am starting to think about what might happen next


How I am going

I can find the beginning middle and end of the story
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I can record the main ideas, in order
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I use my summary to help me better understand what I read and to share my ideas.
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I am starting to think about what might happen next
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Reflection
Summarising by retelling my story in order helps me because: I have to know what happened in my story. I need to understand my story.

It was really hard when: when I don't finish my word work 

Something that really helped me was: trying different ways to work out tricky words

Something new I learned was: reading to self makes you better at reading

Kerri Thinks
Kingston, you can find the begining, middle and the end of your story. It can be tricky to record the ideas in your story in order but you do love to share your ideas during group time.
Remember to read all the words in the story, if you read on you need to go back and reread to make sure you understand the whole story. 
I am pleased you are practising read to self to improve your reading!

Rangatiratanga

We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initiative).

This is what we think Rangatiratanga is...
  • Helping new kids –showing them what to do and where things are
  • Doing something without being asked
  • Helping
  • Solving problems for ourselves… thinking
  • Leading by example… showing by doing
  • It is not being a bossy boots
Rangatiratanga (Leadership and Initiative) - it is all about thinking and making some choices for ourselves. 

We need to think for ourselves!!

       

I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the classroom.
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I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the playground.
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My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: if I find some clothing left in the playground I put it in lost property.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: I put rubbish in the bin even when I'm not asked to do it.

It was really hard when: if the bell rings I don't want to be late to class so I don't always have time to put things in lost property.

Kerri Thinks
Rangatiratanga is all about thinking for yourself, leading by example and showing initiative. Following your i time plan and always trying your very best is a way to lead by example, making sure you think to do your must dos first helps to show initiative. You are doing the right thing, leading by example, when you put lost property away and tidy up even when you are not asked to! Great thinking!!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

How much cake

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number. 
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
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I can use a picture to show my thinking
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I can use materials to show my thinking
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My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
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Reflection
My favourite part was: when you get ideas to work out fractions and then you get better at maths.

It was really hard when: I was trying to work out what a third was. It was really hard.

Something that really helped me was: using the jelly beans or teddies to help me work out what a third was. 

Something new I learned was: that fractions have to be fair and the same size and same shape.

Kerri Thinks
What great learning about fractions you have done this term. I am pleased you use the materials to help you show your thinking. You can find halves, quarters and thirds of shapes and sets like bags of lollies.
Remember when problem solving, slow down and think about what the question is asking and then think about what you already know. Lots of thinking and drawing pictures can help you solve tricky problems. 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

My mum

In High5 we have been practising writing to describe. That means we are trying to get the reader to see what we see, we are using our words to create a picture. We have been adding details to our writing to help make the picture clearer.

Task:
Our job is to do this planning and write our own story about a person in our family that is special to us.

Success Criteria:
  • I planned my writing 
  • I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
  • I did some fixing by myself
My writing:




How I am going

I planned my writing
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I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
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I did some fixing by myself
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Reflection
My favourite part was: thinking about my mum and how when I do her hair she falls asleep.

It was really hard when: sounding out the words and putting the sounds in order.

Something that really helped me was: using my stretching cat arm.

Something new I learned was: taking the time and sounding the words out means you can get the words nearly all right.

Kerri Thinks
With support you planned your writing add loads of ideas about your mum. You used your plan to make sure you had lots of details in your writing. Thank you for sharing how you see your mum with us.
What great learning about the stretchy cat arm. Keep on practising as you write and check your writing... when you add all the sounds you can hear it makes your writing easy to reread!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Wearable Arts

We have been learning all about design on our way to create our wearable art garment. We started with some challenges…
1. In teams create and build the tallest tower

Our tower was very tall, but then it fell over...










We worked together; sharing ideas and elping each other. We have learned that it is really important to design and plan our creations before we start. This means we all know what we are trying to make.
2. Build a shelter for Leo our class bear

We learned that it can be very tricky to work in groups and we all have to take turns.
3. Work together to create a costume for 1 member of our team to model. 
Here we are in our costumes!
We remembered that it is important to design our work before we start. We also learned that we have to be careful with our materials, newspaper and tinfoil rip quiet easily.

We are going to use what we have learned to create our wearable arts garment.

Success Criteria:
Research and find my inspiration
Design and plan my garment (How I see things)
Follow my plan to create my garment
Create a garment that is going to last
Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message

My story
My label it
My plan
Photos of making 

Photo of me in my garment


How I am going

Research and find my inspiration
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Design and plan my garment (How I see things) 
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Follow my plan to create my garment
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Create a garment that lasts
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Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message
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Reflection
My favourite part was: when we showed our wearable art on stage with our buddies.

It was really hard when:  Gran was helping other kids and I tried to cut the eyes out of my mask by myself and put on the ears.

Something that really helped me was: my Gran helped my lots with my hedgehog.

Something new I learned was: that wearable art is art and you can make what ever you like.

Kerri Thinks
What a great show Kingston! It was great to share your garment and all that hard work on stage. I think that you had great ideas about how you wanted to create you hedgehog and with support you created a plan. It was tricky to turn your plan into a garment and you and your Gran made changes as you needed to and you worked together to create a fabulous piece of wearable art! Great job Kingston keeping on working when Gran was busy.