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 the colour song to the whole school for the Matariki concert.

I think I need to practice: singing a bit louder.

Something that really helped me was: practising the song in class


Kerri thinks
I am pleased you enjoyed sharing our learning with the scholl during the matariki sharing assembly. You have enjoyed singing the colours song and I love how you have kept on practising at home and at school! Remember to have confidence in yourself, you know the colours so use your big voice to help us all.

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 scientists, I can look closely and draw what I 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: when we planted seeds of our own and watched them grow.

I think I need to practice: asking more questions because you need to learn more things about plants

Something that really helped me was: when we got to watch our seeds growing then we could talk about them growing.

Kerri thinks
The investigations taught us about plants and also taught us how to be scientists. We can ask questions and do some finding out to try and answer our question. You think about what might happen (make an hypotheses). I love that you share you ideas and talking has helped you to learn to be a scientist. Great job!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Making Predictions

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: when you read half of the book and then you get to guess what might happen next.

I think I need to practice: making my reading sound like talking.

Something that really helped me was: practising reading our book at school and then reading it at home with my family.

Kerri thinks
Wow Carter, what a champion reader you have become! Using the pictures, title and the blurb to make predictions before you start reading help you to understand the story better.  As you read, using what you have read to keep on thinking about what is going to happen next to help your story to keep making sense. Your next step is to make your reading sound like talking as stories become longer and more complex. Reading at school and at home will help you.


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:  when I'm working quietly and Kerri might give me and excellence tick.

I think I need to practice: using my manners and working hard because then you will get better at it.

Something that really helped me was: I keep trying when something is really tricky.

Kerri thinks
Carter, I think you do try your best and you are prepared to have a go even when things get tricky. Remember to keep showing excellence inside and outside the classroom. You can show excellence in all your choices.