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: singing our colours song at the Matariki concert.

I think I need to practice: the colours that I get stuck. 

Something that really helped me was: singing the colour song lots.


Kerri thinks
I am pleased you enjoyed singing the colours song. I think it helped all of our learning, even our buddy class. Keep on practising at home and school and before long you will know those colours, even without the song for support!

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
Like a scientist I look closely and draw what I can see.

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: growing our own sweet peas

I think I need to practice: adding a little more detail to my drawings

Something that really helped me was: looking closely and learning the right names of the parts of the plant.


Kerri thinks
We investigated what a seed needs to germinate and then what a plant needs to keep growing. We used our learning to grow our own plants and I am pleased you enjoyed this learning. Learning to look closely and drawing what you see, with details, will help you as a scientist and as an artist. I love the ideas you share Charlotte and would love to hear you more during whole class chats. Have confidence in your voice!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Writing


I like this writing because my auntie had a baby And it was a boy. And I went to Wellington and we flew on a plane I also got to hold the baby. 


Super Reading

WALT: talk about the parts in my books (plot, characters, setting, sequence of events).

Task
Record yourself sharing your learning. Take a photo of the book you are reading and record yourself reading. Create a ‘movenote’ or a show me on the ipad. Remember to show your learning, check the success criteria… Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:

  • I can find and talk about the main character in my story.
  • I can find and talk about the main idea in my story.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice.

How I am going

I can find and talk about the main character in my story.
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I can talk about the problem and solution in my story.
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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: talking about my book because it helps me to understand what the words mean and what is happening.

I think I need to practice: missing out the tricky word and then reading back to try and work it out.

Something that really helped me was: reading lots and lots at school. Reading to my mum AND my dad at home.

Kerri thinks
The best way to get better at reading is to practise lots and lots! I am pleased you are reading a lot at school and at home. Talking about stuff, sharing your ideas, and listening to the ideas of others can really help your learning. I think you do a great job making sure you understand what you are reading. Your next step is to use the pictures, title and the blur to help you make predictions (think about what the story is going to be about, even before you start reading.


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Showing 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: Never giving up becasue sometimes I want to do it but I can't so I have to keep on trying. Sharing because every body had a turn. 

I think I need to practice:
Trying  my very best at everything even swimming lessons because sometimes I muck around in the pool.

Something that really helped me was:
My friends because they were showing excellence and I was learning how to show excellence too. 

Kerri thinks
Charlotte, you try your best at all you do and you don't give up, even when it is really tricky! You are keen to try new things and to take risks in your learning. I love how hard you work at everything like maths, reading, writing and science! Remember we can show excellence everywhere, at school, at home - even in the pool during swimming lessons!