Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Reading questions

  • 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.
You are practising asking question before you start reading to help 'tune in' to the text. This will help you to understand what you are reading. It can be tricky to find the answers to you wonderings and questions in the text. Sometime you may have to look wider.Your next step is to always make sure you understand what you read. Ask questions as you are reading to check you know what is going on.Kerri

My hands on homework

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I did the summer reading programme in the
Holidays I have done it four times this is me with my certificate. The shark books are my favourite.
They are in the animal section with the 597.3 numbers on them.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

art sampIe

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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

I Think
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
water paint

james likes water paint
my favourite media is… because
water paint

James, you have really thought about what you are interested in and how you are going to show this in your art. I love that your love of sharks and the ocean is coming through in your art with Mr. Pirate and your clay shark. Your art is representing you! 

learning to learn

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WALT: Learning to Learn

Success Criteria:
  • 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.



I think
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
James, you have been working hard on your planning, making sure you plan the must dos first and then add the can dos. I can see you have done a lot of thinking and practising to grow as a learner. Your next step is to make sure you follow your plan so you can complete your learning activities and use your learning time wisely. It might be a good idea to have a think about where you choose to sit…are you getting distracted?


Monday, 7 April 2014


Term One Value

Kotahitanga (Unity/Togetherness)

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
Success Criteria:
  • Include a clear Image
  • Include our name and our buddies name
  • Show and explain kotahitanga (working together)
  • Our poster makes senseimage.jpg

How am I going showing?
I think
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

James, I think you are a kind and caring young man and you do look out for people and make sure they are ok.
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.