Monday, 14 September 2015

Reading

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.
Kerri thinks


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: it helped me to remember what happened in the story.

It was really hard when: i have to figure out new and tricky words.

Something that really helped me was: the pictures because I can see what is happening in the story.

Something new I learned was: there are other ways of working out new and tricky words like read on and read back and looking for bits that I know.

Kerri Thinks
Jaxon, you have been working really hard on your reading and you are starting to use different strategies to solve tricky and unknown words. I think you retell the ideas in your stories in order (finding the beginning, the middle and the end) and you are practising using film strips to record your ideas. This helps you make sure you understand what you are reading. You think about what you have already read and can make sensible predictions about what might come next. Fantastic learning!

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: including people in the game 

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: I follow my i-time in reading and in maths.

It was really hard: to show rangatiratanga because you might not know what to do but you try your best.

Kerri Thinks
What great thinking Jaxon, initiative is all about thinking for yourself and making choices about what you think is right. It can be tricky to know what is the right thing to do but if you keep on trying your very best at everything and think before you act, you will make the right choice.
Remember to always make sure you are doing the right thing during learning time, even if you would rather be playing with your friends.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

My Dad

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 by myself

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: planing my story because you get to add lots of details and do lots of thinking.

It was really hard: to fix my writing because it takes ages and I'm sometimes not sure what to do.

Something that really helped me was: My plan 

Something new I learned was: my dad has brown eyes not blue eyes like I wrote in my story.

Kerri Thinks
You plan your writing and use your plan to make sure you have added details to your story. I think in your writing book you have plans with more ideas than this one. Remember to slow down and make sure you have captured your ideas so that when you write stories over several days you can remember what you wanted to write.
Your next learning step is to reread you writing and make sure it makes sense. You might need to add some fullstops and capital letters or some words you have missed out. It is tricky to fix it but keep on practising!