Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Racing the pen

LWALT read clearly and fluently

Success Criteria:
  • I use the pictures to help work out new words
  • I can race the pen (read quickly)
  • can make my reading sound like talking


How I am going

I use the picture to help work out new words
Kerri thinks


I can race the pen (read quickly)
Kerri thinks



I can make my reading sound like talkig
Kerri thinks



Reflection

Getting my mouth ready for the first sound helps me because: I know the word

It was really hard when: I have to read like talking

Something that really helped me was: playing race the pen with Julie

Kerri Thinks
Race the pen has helped you to read fast and your reading is really starting to sound like talking! It is tricky when you don't know the words so using the pictures and getting your mouth ready for the first sound helps you to work them out. When you keep on practising and read your stories lots of times, your reading is more fluent (it sounds like talking).

Monday, 14 September 2015

Rangatiratanga

We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initative).

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!!

Image of child showing Rangatiratanga

I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initative) in the classroom.
Kerri thinks



I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initative) in the playground.
Kerri thinks



My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: I let little kids play with me

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: I do my I time card by myself

It was really hard when: I have to share games and don't want to.

Kerri Thinks
You follow your i-time card during reading and maths and this is a great way to show rangatiratanga (you are leading by example because you are doing the right thing). Your next step is to set up your i-time card by yourself - I know you can do it!
What a great friend you are Isaac, you include everybody in your games! It can be tricky to share the trains and other games but when you share and play together with your friends it is much more fun for everybody!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fractions and Problem solving

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
Kerri thinks



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)
Kerri thinks



Reflection

My favourite part was: cutting the play dough

It was really hard when: I had to make it the same size

Something that really helped me was: Kerri teaching me and Deb

Something new I learned was: half and whole

Kerri Thinks
What a great job using the playdough to show your understanding of half and not half. You know that there are 2 halves in a whole and they need to be fair - no big half! You can share a shape in half and with support can share a set (bag of jellybeans so you and Toby get the same - is it fair?). 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

My Brother Toby

Writing
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
Kerri thinks


I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
Kerri thinks

I did some fixing by myself
Kerri thinks

 

Reflection

My favourite part was: drawing Toby with laser eyes.

It was really hard when: I had to find the right letters.

Something that really helped me was: Deb helped me do my work

Something new I learned was: to write more stuff in my story

Kerri Thinks
What a lot of ideas you had about Toby and with Deb's support you were able to share them and record them in your plan. You used your plan to write about Toby over several days. What great learning and practising in writing Isaac - you can hear some sounds in your words and record them by yourself!

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 is the tallest, but we didn't finish in time.
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 lable it

My Plan
Photos of making 
Photo of me in my garment
Photo from show

How I am going

Research and find my inspiration
Kerri thinks



Design and plan my garment (How I see things) 
Kerri thinks

Follow my plan to create my garment
Kerri thinks


Create a garment that lasts
Kerri thinks



Reflection

My favourite part was: doing the dance on stage.

It was really hard when: I had to learn the dance.

Something that really helped me was: my dad helped me make my bat wings and my mum made my  bat hat

Something new I learned was: that it's not a costume. You have to make it.

Kerri Thinks
Fantastic learning about what is wearable art Isaac - it is something you have to make. You wanted to make a garment to share your ideas about bats and looked closely at the images to help. You did some great independent learning here - creating your plan by yourself and then explaining it to Deb.
I bet you enjoyed making your garments with mum and dad.
I am glad you enjoyed dancing in stage - what a great way to share all your hard work!

Monday, 10 August 2015

Buddy Time Te Reo

We are learning the body parts in Te Reo with our buddies. We have worked hard to create a poster to show our learning.

Success Criteria:
I have at least 6 body parts clearly labeled on my poster
I have the English and Māori words on my poster
I can sing a simple waiata (song) in Te Reo Māori about the parts of the body



How I am going

I have at least 6 body parts clearly labeled on my poster
Kerri thinks



I have the English and Māori words on my poster
Kerri thinks



I can sing a simple waiata (song) in Te Reo Māori about the parts of the body
Kerri thinks



Reflection

My favourite part was: that you get to make it

It was really hard when: to get every thing right

Something that really helped me was: Kerri because she told us first

Something new I learned was: the name of my tummy

Kerri Thinks
Pic collage is a fun app to use and you and Sam worked together to create a great clear poster and then Deb helped you create another one. What a lot of practise you have had this term! Keep on practising the 'head and shoulders' song so you can sing it loud - it will help you remember more of the body parts in Te Reo.