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: learning new things and I liked working with my buddy to learn the colours.

I think I need to practice: Ripping little bits of paper for the collage and I think singing the song some more will help me.

Something that really helped me was: Rosie's colour song helped me because we got sing along to the words and do loads of practise.

Kerri thinks
You and your group worked hard to create a t-shirt that we could use in our colour learning. Rosie's colour song helped us to learn the colours in Māori and we practised lots and lots. If you keep on practising you will be able to say the colours without the song!

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 look closely like a scientist and I draw what I see.
My plant has roots, a trunk, some leave and some 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: we got to learn new things like plants can breathe and leaves are the plants food factories.

I think I need to practice: sharing my ideas. I need to listen so I know what is going on.

Something that really helped me was: Drawing the plants and doing the really close looking and drawing what I can see.

Kerri thinks
As a scientist you have worked really hard to learn all sorts of new things! You look closely and draw what you can see. I know you have loads of great ideas Zoe, your next step is to practise shareing your ideas with the group so we can all learn together!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

My Reading

WALT: make predictions about what I read

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 your predicitons about the story. Then record yourself reading a page or 2. Were your predicitons correct? Did you have to change them as you read?
Remember to show your learning, check the success criteria… Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:
  • I use the title, the blurb and the pictures to make predications.
  • I use what I have already read to make predications.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice. 


How I am going
I use the title, the blurb and the pictures to make predications.
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I use what I have already read to make predications.
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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: trying to know what is going to come next because it helps me understand my book.

I think I need to practice: using the pictures to help me think about what comes next.

Something that really helped me was: Talking together in my reading group.

Kerri thinks
Predicition is a new strategy for you and I can see you are thinking hard about what the story is going to be about and is going to happen next. When we chat in the group you use the pictures and the title to make sensible predictions. Your next step is to practise making predicition as you read by yourself. It will help to make your reading make sense.


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Zoe is excellent

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: when I was woking with my buddy because we I ripped some big pieces and she ripped little pieces out of it.

I think I need to practice: not giving up so I rip the pieces small myself.

Something that really helped me was: my buddy and thinking about what excellence means.

Kerri thinks
You and your buddy worked as a great team to rip the paper nice and small for the T-shirts.  I am pleased you and your buddy chatted about excellence, sometimes learning from your friends can be the best learning. I think you do always try your best and you keep on going even when it is tricky.