Thursday, 19 November 2015

Ten more and ten less

Luca has been working hard to count on and back in 10's. He can now solve 10 more and 10 less problems.
He used the materials for support and said "at last I can do it and it is easy. The 10's and 1's helped!"

Thursday, 24 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)
Insert images of problem solving

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: that I tried my best and it didn't really matter when I got the answer wrong because I did lots of learning.

It was really hard: it is hard to remember how to read 1/4 and 1/2

Something that really helped me was: using the jelly beans and my fingers to work out the answers and my brain was very tired afterwards.

Something new I learned was: I can figure out quarters and halves that are fair.

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 bag 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. 

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: it helps me to understand my story properly.

It was really hard to: figure hard tricky words when I'm reading. Sometimes I miss out the tricky words, I need to come back.

Something that really helped me was: that we get the read the books at school. We have a practise at school and our real task is at home.

Something new I learned was: there are lots of different ways to work out new words like looking for bits in the words that we know, we can look at the pictures and we can read on and read back.

Kerri Thinks
What great reading you are doing Luca. You work hard to make sure your reading sounds like talking and you practise lots of different strategies to solve tricky words. With support you can find the beginning, middle and end of the story and share you thinking but sometimes you find recording your ideas tricky. Remember if you miss out a word you need to go back and reread and make sure the sentence makes sense. 

Monday, 14 September 2015

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: including people in the games I play with my friends. I help people when they have just started school.

I show rangatiratanga in the class: I sometimes clean up other people's mess.
It was really hard when: that we have to do most of the hard jobs. 

Kerri Think
We talked about Rangatiratanga and decided it is all about making choices and thinking for yourself. It is also about doing the right thing - leading by example. This means you need make sure you are doing what you need to to help your learning, like following your i time chart and doing everything on it. Remember to concentrate on your choices and let others worry about their own choices.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Writing to describe

 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: watching the movie and seeing the big fish and it had lots of fins on it and it was very bright.

It was really hard when: planning is really hard because we have to do lots of work before we do our story and I really want to write my story very quickly.

Something that really helped me was: having some plans that we did together so I can copy them.

Something new I learned was: that we add details and juicy words to make our story even cooler.

Kerri Thinks
With support you planned your writing add loads of ideas about the robot. I know planning is not your favourite thing, you want to get straight onto the story, but planning helps you to gather your ideas, add details and make sure your story is in order. As the pieces you write get longer, planning will become more important.
Remember to keep on practising using the stretchy cat arm as you write to listen for and record the sounds you hear in order... when you add all the sounds you can hear it makes your writing easy to reread!

Friday, 21 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
 
Making 

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: making my bat wings and mask and getting all messy because it is just like getting all muddy in the grass.

It was really hard when: to do the making with my broken collarbone but I still did my plan.

Something that really helped me was: my mum helped me make my bat wings at home an my mask at school.

Something new I learned was: what bats and some of the creatures looked like.

Kerri Thinks
You thought hard about bats and their wings and with support came up with some designs to use in the making part. What a great job of the making, using your plan, you did even though you had a broken collar bone. It was great to see you sharing your learning with your mum, thanks mum!




Tuesday, 11 August 2015

My body

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
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I have the English and Māori words on my poster
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I can sing a simple waiata (song) in Te Reo Māori about the parts of the body
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Reflection

My favourite part was: having lots of days doing it and working with my buddy so it looks good.

It was really hard when: that I had to keep telling my buddy what to do.

Something that really helped me was: that my buddy got to help me and I didn't have to do it by myself

Something new I learned was: learning the Maori words for parts of our body and learning the song.

Kerri Thinks 
What a fantastic clear poster you and your buddy have made. You have at least 6 body parts carefully labelled in Te Reo and English. You could use this poster to teach others!
You helped your buddy by showing leadership when creating this poster to make sure it got finished and your buddy helped you with the spelling and teaching about pic collage. It is great that you could learn with and from each other.