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: that we get to speak Maori.

I think I need to practice: listening to my buddy when we do buddy time. 

Something that really helped me was: singing the colour song that Rosie made.

Kerri thinks
Creating the t-shirt took time and patience and with support you and your group worked to finish your t-shirt. You already knew some of the colours and singing the colours song during buddy class helped you to learn the rest. 

I am a scientist

KWe 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.
Our plant has leaves, a stem,
some seeds in the flower and roots.


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


Success Criteria:
I can ask questions
I think about what might happen
I look closely (observe)
I share my ideas

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:  planting my own snow pea 

I think I need to practice: asking more questions because then I will learn more.

Something that really helped me was: Kerri teaching us what plants need to grow.

Kerri thinks
Like a scientist you have loads of ideas and you can turn you ideas into questions. You looked closely at all the different leaves and flowers that plants have and wondered why? Jaxon you use what you know about the world to think about what might happen in our investigations, sharing your thinking and ideas with us.  

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Story Recording

WALT: make my reading sound like talking.

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 yourself reading one or two pages.
Remember to show your learning - check the success criteria… 
Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:
  • I read the punctuation (full stops, commas, exclamation marks…).
  • I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice.

How I am going

I read the punctuation (full stops, commas, exclamation marks…)
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I read the punctuation (full stops, commas, exclamation marks…)
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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: learning more things when I read new books.

I think I need to practice: stopping at the full stops.

Something that really helped me was: Kerri, because she teaches me the right way to read.

Kerri thinks
When you slow down and think about what you are learning and practising you do make your reading sound like talking. Your next step is to remember to read the full stops and other punctuation independently (without reminding!) This will not only help to make your reading sound like talking but it will also help you to understand the text better. A lot of meaning is hidden in the punctuation.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Excellence Post

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: that we can do nice things and help others

I think I need to practice: using my manners and sharing with my friends

Something that really helped me was: practising showing excellence every day

Kerri thinks
Remember excellence is all about trying your best and never giving up. You show excellence when something is tricky, you don't give up. Jaxon I know you love a challenge and to learn and to try new things.  Sometimes excellence is also about slowing down and checking to make sure you have completed your learning. Ask yourself "have I done the very best I can?"