Saturday, 7 March 2015

Read to Self

We are learning to read to self. This builds our reading stamina and helps us to get better at reading. We also have lots of fun reading!

Success Criteria

  • I read quietly
  • I concentrate on the book
  • I stay in space
  • I read the whole time
  • I get started straight away

Photo of kid reading to self (buddy can take or during the week)

How I am going

Read to self
Kerri thinks


I really like: Reading stories that I like from my book box.

I think I need to practice: Staying in my spot and getting enough books to read.

Great honest reflection Heidi. You have thought about your learning and your next steps!
When you make sure you have enough books so you can stay in one spot and read the whole time you will increase your reading stamina so you can enjoy longer stories and chapter books. Picking a place that is going to help your learning is also very important, is it wise to sit next to your friends?

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015


We are learning to build our confidence in and around the water. We practise our swimming skills and love to show off our new tricks.

This is what I have been practising:
Safe entry into the pool (1/4 turn entry)
Kerri thinks

Submerge and blow bubbles
Kerri thinks

Float on my back (Starfish)
Kerri thinks

Float on my front (Starfish)
Kerri thinks

Pick up objects with my hand
Kerri thinks

Rocket arms on my front
Kerri thinks

Rocket arms on my back
Kerri thinks


I am really proud of: myself because of my safe entry into the pool

It is tricky when: floating on my front

The next thing I want to learn is: picking up objects with your hands
You enter the pool safely and I have loved watching you grow in confidence grow and show all those cool tricks. If you open your eyes and blow bubbles when you go under water, and practise lots, you will be able to pick up anything you like from the bottom of the pool.
Remember to push your tummy through your back to the sky when you are floating on your tummy, and have strong arms and legs, and that will help you to float on your tummy.