Wednesday, 9 April 2014
- WALT: ask questions as we read to make sure we understand what we read.
Remember we can question before we read…
What is this going to be about? What do I already know that will help me understand? what do I want to find out?
We can question as we read…
what does that mean? what is going to happen next? what else do I want to know?
We can question after we read…
does that make sense? what have I learned? have I answered my earlier questions? what else do I want to know?
- I learned to make a I wonder chart so I can ask questions
- Most challenging was answering the questions
- Next step is to do it neater and to think of more questions before I start reading.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Sharing our Stories
We have been creating a variety of art pieces this term. These pieces are all about ourselves and sharing our stories. We have used different media like collage, watercolour, crayon and clay to create our art. We are beginning to make choices as artists. Each piece of art shares a little about us.
WALT: share our stories and ideas through art.
WALT: explore a variety of media and make choices about
how we want our finished piece to look
Success criteria: * our message is clear
* our art represents us
* we have tried different media
*we choose the media to create the
effect we want
My Buddy Thinks
my message is clear
looking like me
looking like james
my art represents me
it means i like books
it means james likes books
I have tried different media
i like water paint
james likes water paint
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
james likes water paint
my favourite media is… because
WALT: Learning to Learn
- know what I am learning to do
- I know what I need to to to get better
- I plan activities that are going to help my learning
- I follow my plan
- use my learning time wisely (complete my activities on time)
We are on the path to becoming self directed learners in Adventure 9. This means we are beginning to make choices that help us grow as learners. We know what we are learning and what we need to do to get better.
We plan our week choosing activities that are going to help us reach our goals. We plan all the must do’s and then add the can do’s.
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
i am learning to asking questions
I think James listens
I know what I need to do to get better
I need to get better at maths
I think James finds ways of doing things
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
because my brain just stops
I think James is always on task
I follow my plan
I sometimes follow my plan
I think James is a little good at his plan
I use my learning time wisely
Monday, 7 April 2014
Term One Value
Values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which we think and act. In fact everything we do reflects our values!
WALT: Show kotahitanga with our little buddies from Busy
Task: Create a poster showing kotahitanga
- Include a clear Image
- Include our name and our buddies name
- Show and explain kotahitanga (working together)
- Our poster makes sense
How am I going showing?
My buddy thinks
I am a good friend
I think james is good at friendship
I share a lot and I am good at sharing
I think James shares a lot
I do lots of teamwork
I think James is awesome at teamwork
Looking out for each other
I look out for everyone
I think James looks out for everyone
|* Yellow Hat|
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you?
I look out for people because I am really helpful
|* Black Hat|
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
I am ok with teamwork because I don't really do it
|* Red Hat|
How do I feel about kotahitanga?
I like it because it helps my leaning
I agree that working in a team is an area that you could develop. You could practise these skills during learning time and as we are playing team games like flags.