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!