Thursday, 25 June 2015

Nga Tae

We started by singing the colours song on our blog
Then in buddy time we shared the big book T-shirts. We thought we could use this book as inspiration for our learning so we made collage T-shirts. Rosie taught us how to say “This is my blue T-shirt” in Te Reo.

Success Criteria
ü  For the collage:
o   Small pieces of paper, the same colour
o   The white paper is all covered
o   Flappy edges glued down
ü  We know at least 4 colours in Te Reo
ü  We can say the colours correctly 

How I am going

I helped create the t-shirt collage
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1 know the colours of the t-shirts in Te Reo 
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1 can say the words correctly 
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Reflection

I really like: singing the colours song at the Matariki concert

I think I need to practice: remembering all the colours Te Reo

Something that really helped me was: practising the song lots while watching the video for it.


Kerri thinks
Watching and singing the colours song in class and during buddy time helped us all to learn the colours. Keep on practising and you will remember them all!  I am pleased you enjoyed presenting to the Matariki assembly.

I am a scientist

We have been learning to think like scientists this term. Learning all about plants has helped us to become scientists. We have been asking lots of questions and trying to answer them. We found out that plants breathe and drink water. We found the best way to germinate a seed – seeds need water to germinate but the plant needs water, soil and sun to grow well.
WALT: investigate
         Ask questions
         Make predictions (think about what is going to happen)
         Observe and record what happens    
Use what we have observed to make conclusions
WALT share our ideas

Task
Show my science learning using play dough, drawing and labelling what we can see, classifying the plants and completing the plant life cycle activity.

Success Criteria:
I can ask questions
I think about what might happen
I look closely (observe)
I share my ideas
I can draw and label what I see, like a scientist

Out tree has roots, a trunk, leaves and seeds.


How I am going

I can ask questions
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I think about what might happen
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I look closely (observe)
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I share my ideas
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Reflection

I really like: growing my own snow pea

I think I need to practice: thinking about what might happen because it will help me be a better scientist.

Something that really helped me was: that I could see on real plants what we were learning about and learning the names of the parts of the plant.

Kerri thinks
You do think like a scientist Caleb. You can ask questions and think about what might happen and you love to share your ideas with the group. I am pleased that looking at and growing real plants helped you in your learning about plants. Remember to to listen to the ideas of others as well, this is how we learn and grow.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Reading my book

WALT: make predictions about what I read

Task
Create a ‘movenote’ or a show me on the ipad to share your learning. Take a photo of the book you are reading and record your predicitons about the story. Then record yourself reading a page or 2. Were your predicitons correct? Did you have to change them as you read?
Remember to show your learning, check the success criteria… Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:
  • I use the title, the blurb and the pictures to make predications.
  • I use what I have already read to make predications.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice. 


How I am going
I use the title, the blurb and the pictures to make predications.
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I use what I have already read to make predications.
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I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
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 I read in a clear voice. 
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Reflection

I really like: predicting what the story and seeing if I am right. I also like hearing the recording of myself reading.

I think I need to practice: stopping reading when there is a full stop.

Something that really helped me was: is re-reading when I get stuck on a word.

Kerri thinks
You think about the text before you start reading and this helps you understand your text better. I am pleased you use your 'fix-it' strategies when you get to a tricky unknown word, remember to use the context (what the story is about) as well as re-reading to help figure out the word. Your next step is to make sure you read the fluently. This means you read all the punctuation and your reading sounds like talking. A lot of meaning can be hidden in the punctuation!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Excellence

We are learning all about Panekiretanga (excellence) as our value this term. We can show excellence in our learning and in our play. We can show excellence at school and at home... we can show excellence anywhere!

We think excellence is:
  • Giving it your your best shot and never giving up
  • If you don’t succeed, try and try again
  • Keep on practising
  • Do some thinking, then ask for help when you don’t know what to do
  • We all have our own excellence, and it can be different for different things
  • We need to encourage others – we show excellence in the way we talk.
  • We use our manners and share, including other people in our games – we show excellence in our play
WALT: show Panekiretanga (excellence) in our learning. 

Task
Show excellence in the classroom:



  1. Using the discovery equipment explore, experiment and try something new. 
  2. We love to try all the discovery activities and work
    together to play collaboratively.
  3. During buddy time work as a team to complete the T-shirt collage with no gaps, thumb size pieces of paper.
    High 5 and Ci7cus learning together
  4. Use your i-time card and follow during maths. Give every activity your best shot and don't give up!
We practise our learning with the teacher and by ourselves.
We never give up!
Remember to show excellence by encouraging and including others and trying your very best.

Success Criteria:
  • I tried my very best
  • I kept on practising even when it was tricky
  • I encouraged others (excellence in my talk)
  • I used my manners, shared and I included other people in my games (excellence in my play)
How I am going

I tried my very best
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I kept on practising even when it was tricky
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I encouraged others (excellence in my talk)
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I used my manners, shared and I included other people in my games (excellence in my play)
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Reflection

I really like: That I could have fun and share at the same time. It was easy because they were sharing to.

I think I need to practice: Encouraging others to show excellence because They normally just do it 

Something that really helped me was: That I could help others because I like helping other people.

Kerri thinks
Remeber excellence is about trying your very best even when it gets tricky. I think you try your best and never give up in your learning. You listen to instructions and focus on the learning. Your next step is to show learning in your play, encouraging and including other learners. Remember to let other students have a go and share their ideas too, this is a way of showing excellence in your play and your talk.