Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Fractions and problem solving

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
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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: learning about fair shares and making sure it was the same size.

It was really hard when: trying to make it all the same size.

Something that really helped me was: using the materials and doing some thinking because  the materials helped you work it out.

Something new I learned was: fair shares and that if you know doubles it helps you.

Kerri Thinks
You can find fractions of shapes and sets like when you worked out how many lollies there are when you have a 1/4 of 12. You can use materials to help show your thinking. Remember to keep on practising using pictures as well. Your next learning step is to make sure you are listening during group time. This will help you know how to solve the tricky problems we are woking on. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Summarising and retelling in order

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: helps my reading to make sense. I can check the ideas are in order.

It was really hard when: when there is long words and you have to sound them out and come back to it.

Something that really helped me was: practise at home and at school. My favourite person to read with is my dad.

Something new I learned was: there is more than one way to work out tricky words - read on and read back, use the pictures, look for bits in the word that you already know.

Kerri Thinks
To be able to retell the story you have to really understand what you have read. You can add ideas to our group chats and listen to others. This is telling me that you are really thinking hard about your reading and that your stories are making sense to you.
Remember to make sure you use lots of different strategies for working out new and tricky words. Sounding them out is what you love to do but have a go!

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.
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I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initative) in the playground.
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My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: joining in games and making sure I included people like when I tagged Ryan and let him tag me.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: when I do my I-time chart in the morning and follow it at maths and reading.

It was really hard when: to do the right thing. Sometimes I get about silly and not play the games properly.

Kerri Thinks

WOw


Writing to describe

Writing
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
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: planning my story because it gives me more ideas to write about in my story.

It was really hard: to put the full stops in the right place. It is also tricky to check for full stops.

Something that really helped me was: doing my plans so I can add more details about my dad.

Something new I learned was: it is important to add more details so my story makes more sense.

Kerri Thinks
What a fantatic reflection Carter, you are thinking hard about your learning. I am plesed that writing plans has helped you because I know this is a type of writing that you have been finding difficult. It can be really tricky to put your full stops in the correct place. Remember to keep on rereading your writing and thinking about where your idea ends, where you want to take a breath, that is where to put the full stop.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Wearable Arts

We have been learning all about design on our way to create our wearable art garment. We started with some challenges…
1. In teams create and build the tallest tower
We made a castle with a tall tower... what a team!










We worked together; sharing ideas and helping each other. We have learned that it is really important to design and plan our creations before we start. This means we all know what we are trying to make.
2. Build a shelter for Leo our class bear

We learned that it can be very tricky to work in groups and we all have to take turns.
3. Work together to create a costume for 1 member of our team to model. 
Here we are in our costumes!










Great listening and sharing!








We remembered that it is important to design our work before we start. We also learned that we have to be careful with our materials, newspaper and tinfoil rip quiet easily.

We are going to use what we have learned to create our wearable arts garment.

Success Criteria:
Research and find my inspiration
Design and plan my garment (How I see things)
Follow my plan to create my garment
Create a garment that is going to last
Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message

My story









How I am going

Research and find my inspiration
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Design and plan my garment (How I see things) 
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Follow my plan to create my garment
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Create a garment that lasts
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Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message
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Reflection

My favourite part was: making my wings because I liked that my Mum and Dad made it fit like a backpack.

It was really hard when: I had to get all the pieces on at the Regent.

Something that really helped me was: having my ideas in my brain and then using my ideas to make my plan. 

Something new I learned was: having a plan helps you because then we can create what we want and not forget anything that you need.

Kerri Thinks
Wow Carter, what a cool time you have had sharing your learning with you family! You started with a bit of a plan and then you made loads of changes untill you got it right. That is what design is all about. After a few more changes you created a garment that will last. 
Remember next time to add some more details to your design. This will help you know what to bring and how to do the making part of technology.




Monday, 10 August 2015

Learning the body parts in Te Reo

We are learning the body parts in Te Reo with our buddies. We have worked hard to create a poster to show our learning.



Success Criteria:
I have at least 6 body parts clearly labeled on my poster
I have the English and Māori words on my poster
I can sing a simple waiata (song) in Te Reo Māori about the parts of the body


How I am going

I have at least 6 body parts clearly labeled on my poster
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I have the English and Māori words on my poster
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I can sing a simple waiata (song) in Te Reo Māori about the parts of the body
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Reflection

My favourite part was: using the body parts poster and using the words so we could spell them correctly.

It was really hard when: my buddy didn't send it to me and I had to do it all by myself.

Something that really helped me was: Te Tinana poster and having some quiet time to work.

Something new I learned was: writing māori words and that if I get on with it I can do anything.

Kerri Thinks
What a lot of learning Carter!You created this fabulous poster without your buddy. I can see you have  used the success criteria and the body parts posters we had to help make a clearly labelled poster. Throughout this learning you have shown great leadership. It is fantastic to see share your Kapa Haka and Te Reo learning