Saturday, 19 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)


How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
Kerri thinks



I can use a picture to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



I can use materials to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
Kerri thinks



Reflection

My favourite part was: learning how to write the fractions

It was really hard when: I was trying to work out what a quarter is because I need more practice.

Something that really helped me was: using different materials to work out what was fair shares.

Something new I learned was: what a fraction is and that is has to be the same and fair shares.

Kerri Thinks
You should be super proud of yourself, you have really grown in confidence as a mathematician this term. During the group you are always willing to share your ideas and you use the materials to show your thinking. When we start problem solving, rememebr to slow down and have athink about what the question is asking you and wha you already know. Problem solving is a bit of a different way of thinking, slowing down, drawing pictures, talking with a buddy and loads of thinking will help!

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
Kerri thinks



I can record the main ideas, in order
Kerri thinks



I use my summary to help me better understand what I read and to share my ideas.
Kerri thinks



I am starting to think about what might happen next
Kerri thinks

Reflection
Summarising by retelling my story in order helps me because: I tell Kerri my story and my reading needs to make sense so I can do it.

It was really hard when: I tried to sound out the words by myself.

Something that really helped me was: my stretchy cat arm. I can use other ways to work out tricky words like missing the word out and rereading, use the pictures.

Something new I learned was: there are lots of different ways to work out tricky words.

Kerri Thinks
Zoe, you can find the beginning, the middle and the end of your story and love to share your thinking about the main ideas. You think about what you have already read and make sensible predictions about what might come next. Sometimes, even though you share your thinking, you find it tricky to record your ideas in order. We'll keep on practising and you'll have it in no time!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Rangatiratanga

We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initative).

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 initative) in the classroom.
Kerri thinks



I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initative) in the playground.
Kerri thinks



My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: helping people if they don't have anyone to play with or if the fell down.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when:I do the right thing like following my I-time and not changing it.

It was really hard when: other people don't listen to me because then they might not know what to do and they might do the wrong thing.


Kerri Thinks
You work hard to show rangatiratanga both in and out of the classroom. You fill in your i-time chart every morning and try really hard to complete all your must do's. You are a quiet leader in the classroom who can be counted in to do the right thing and try your best. 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Dad

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
Kerri thinks


I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
Kerri thinks


I did some fixing by myself
Kerri thinks


Reflection

My favourite part was: when I tried fixing my writing.

It was really hard when: using my stetchy cat arm because sometimes you can't hear all the sounds of the word that you are trying to spell.

Something that really helped me was: looking for words I don't know on the word cards that are on the wall.

Something new I learned was: to put lots of details into my plan then I won't forget all of  my ideas.

Kerri Thinks
You always have a story to tell and loads of great ideas. You plan your writing and use the plan to make sure you have added details. The details help the reader to see your dad as you see him. Great job!
Remember to stretch out your words and record the sounds you can hear in order. This might mean you have to slow down a little as you write but it will help make your writing ready for the reader.