Tuesday, 8 April 2014
- I learned to was use prediction and asking questions to help my reading make sense
- Most challenging was finding information to answer the questions in the book
- Next step is to ask questions faster and to use thick and thin questions.
Riley, you use questioning and prediction before you read to help you 'tune in' to what you are going to read. Using these strategies helps you to understand what you are reading. You are able to ask questions and to find the answers in the text, even though that can be tricky.
Your next step is to keep on questions as you read the text, keep on thinking and wondering. This will help you become an active reader and will make sure you understand your text totally.
Sharing our Stories
We have been creating a variety of art pieces this term. These pieces are all about ourselves and sharing our stories. We have used different media like collage, watercolour, crayon and clay to create our art. We are beginning to make choices as artists. Each piece of art shares a little about us.
WALT: share our stories and ideas through art.
WALT: explore a variety of media and make choices about
how we want our finished piece to look
Success criteria: * our message is clear
* our art represents us
* we have tried different media
* we choose the media to create the effect we want
My Buddy Thinks
my message is clear
My message is clear.
|Yes because she add lots of detail.|
my art represents me
my art represents me
|Yes because it looks like her and has stuff that she likes|
I have tried different media
I had tried different media to help my learning
|Yes, paint, clay, crayon...|
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
I chose media to create the effect I wanted so tidy
my favourite media is… because
water colour because you can get the same colour when it runs out
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Term One Value
Values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which we think and act. In fact everything we do reflects our values!
WALT: Show kotahitanga with our little buddies from Busy
Task: Create a poster showing kotahitanga
- Include a clear Image
- Include our name and our buddies name
- Show and explain kotahitanga (working together)
- Our poster makes sense
How am I going showing?
My buddy thinks
by looking after each other.
she does her friendship very well
yes when we did buddy challenge day were taking turns with the blind fold.
she does her sharing very well with her buddy
yes because help each other.
she does teamwork very well
in a team
Looking out for each other
yes because when our buddy is
upset I help them.
she always looking out for each other
|* Yellow Hat|
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you?
looking out for each other because people will get lost.
|* Black Hat|
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
Sharing is a bit tricky especially when you are in a team.
|* Red Hat|
How do I feel about kotahitanga
I think it is pretty cool
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
WALT: Learning to Learn
- know what I am learning to do
- I know what I need to to to get better
- I plan activities that are going to help my learning
- I follow my plan
- use my learning time wisely (complete my activities on time)
We are on the path to becoming self directed learners in Adventure 9. This means we are beginning to make choices that help us grow as learners. We know what we are learning and what we need to do to get better.
We plan our week choosing activities that are going to help us reach our goals. We plan all the must dos and then add the can dos.
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
I know what i am learning by listening to the teacher
she listens properly to the teacher and follows the rules
I know what I need to do to get better
I know what i need to do in my math,reading and writing
|she knows what to get better at her things|
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
I plan my things that are going to help me be a better learner and things that are going to help my learning.
|she plans the good things that are going to help her learning|
I follow my plan
I follow my plan so I know what I'm doing.
she follows her plan properly
I use my learning time wisely
I use my learning time wisely by not mucking around.
she use her time wisely and not muck about.