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: joining in with my big buddies to sing the colours song and to make the t-shirt.

I think I need to practice: saying some of the colours words like kakariki and kikorangi

Something that really helped me was: singing the colours song.


Kerri thinks
With support your group (big and little buddies) worked to finish the t-shirt we used in our colours learning. SInging the colours song was a great way to practise the colours and now that it is own your blog and our class blog you can keep on practising so you know all the colours! I love that I can hear your voice on our clip saying the colours so clearly.

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 look closely and draw what I see.
I can lable my diagram.

Our plant has roots, a trunk leaves and fruit.
The seeds are in the fruit.


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: I like sharing my ideas because talking helps me to learn and other people can use my ideas.

I think I need to practice: listening to other people's ideas so I know what is going on and I can share my ideas.

Something that really helped me was: looking closely as they germinated and grew and learning about the plants.

Kerri thinks
A scientist asks questions and thinks about what might happen in an investigation, just like you Luca! I can tell you have enjoyed the hands on science learning this term and have learned a lot about being a scientist and about plants. I love that you share your ideas but remeber to listen to other peoples ideas too. That way we can all learn from each other.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

My reading

WALT: make my reading sound like talking.

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 yourself reading one or two pages.
Remember to show your learning - check the success criteria… 
Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:
  • I read the punctuation (full stops, commas, exclamation marks…).
  • I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice.

How I am going
I read the punctuation
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I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes.
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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: recording myself reading and then listening to it.

I think I need to practice: Remembering to stop reading at full stops because then it would sound better.

Something that really helped me was: practising reading the book a lot of times.

Kerri thinks
When reminded you make your reading sound like talking, reading the punctuation and scooping the sentence with your eyes. Remember, it is not a race Luca. I am pleased that reading the book more than once is helping to make your reading sound like talking.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

WALT show 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: Helping people out because they help me

I think I need to practice: Encourging others to play because I don't encourage others

Something that really helped me was: my friends reminded me to encourge

Kerri thinks
Remember excellence is all about trying your best and not giving up. Luca, you always give everything a go and I think you do try your very best. You don't give up even when it is really tricky. You are a great friend and you encourage and include your classmates in your play and the way you talk.