Thursday, 25 June 2015

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 (observe) and draw and label what I see.

My plant has roots, leaves (the food factory)
and a seed in the beautiful flower.

We looked closely and but the plant pieces into groups like
seeds, flowers, roots and leaves.
How I am going

I can ask questions
Kerri thinks


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: watching the beans grow in the jars

I think I need to practice: adding more detail to my pictures of plants.

Something that really helped me was: When Kerri showed us lots of different plant bits and told us all about them

Kerri thinks
What a lot of learning you have done this term. Just like a scientist you think about what might happen in our investiations and you can share your ideas. I know you look closely and can draw what you see, great diagrams of the bean seeds as they germinate. I know you have loads of ideas and wonderings. Your next step is to think about your wonderings and together we can can try and come up with an investigation question.

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
Kerri thinks



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: showing our t-shirts in the Matariki concert

I think I need to practice: saying the words a bit clearly and practice saying them

Something that really helped me was: watching the video of the colour song and hearing Rosie say the words because then I knew how to say them right.

Kerri thinks
You and your buddy worked together to create a t-shirt that we used in our colours learning. I am pleased you enjoyed sharing your learning in the matariki assembly, it is great to share and teach others. I think you know the colours but keep on practising singing the song to give yourself confidence at saying the words correctly.

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.
Kerri thinks

 

I use what I have already read to make predications.
Kerri thinks


I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
Kerri thinks


 I read in a clear voice. 
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Reflection

I really like: that you get to share your ideas

I think I need to practice: having my ideas earlier and practice using the pictures to make my prediction.

Something that really helped me was: when Kerri showed me the pictures and we talk about the book first.

Kerri thinks
You are practising using the title, pictures and the blurb to help make predictions (thinking about what you are going to read even before you start). In our reading group you share you ideas and thinking about predicitons. Your next step is to use practise during independent reading to. Remember to keep on thinking 'what is going to happen next?' as your read. This strategy will help you to understand what you read.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Heidi is practising panekiretanga (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
Kerri thinks




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)
Kerri thinks



Reflection
I really like buddy time because my buddy helps me


I think I need to practice: not toking to emily
Something that really helped me was: kerri doing the thing first  

Kerri thinks
Great reflection Heidi, I like that you have thought about who you need to work with to help your learning. Remember, excellence is all about always trying your best and not giving up. I think if you keep thinking about where is the best spot for your learning it will be easier for you to try your best rather than spending time chatting.