Thursday, 25 June 2015

Nga Tae

We started by singing the colours song on our blog
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLu-PEA42FQ&feature=youtu.be
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: making the t shirts and I liked singing the song.

I think I need to practice: the end of the song because I get mixed up when I get up to grey (kiwi kiwi).

Something that really helped me was: singing the song lots and lots.

Kerri thinks
I am pleased that you enjoyed singing the colours song in class and with our buddies and that it helped your learning. Keep on practising and soon you will know all the colours without the song to help! Ka Pai Jamie

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
Our plant has roots, a trunk, leaves and some fruit.
The fruit is where the seeds are.

We have classified our plant bits.
We have put them into groups like seeds, leaves, flowers and cones.









I looked at the plant closely and this is what I could see.




















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: finding what a plant likes to help it germinate and then grow.

I think I need to practice: share my ideas more so other people can hear my thinking.

Something that really helped me was: listening to other people's ideas and then doing some more thinking.


Kerri thinks
What a fantastic honest reflection Jamie. You are really thinking about your learning, just like a scientist.  You observe (look closely) and carefully record what you see. I agree with you... your next learning step is to share your ideas so we can learn from you and your great thinking. Don't be afraid to take a risk!

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.
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I use what I have already read to make predications.
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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: thinking what is going to happen next because it helps my reading make sense.

I think I need to practice: do a bit more thinking as I read because I don't do much thinking.

Something that really helped me was: the pictures because it give me a clue about what the story is about.

Kerri thinks
Jamie you use the pictures and the blurn to think about what the text is going to be about before you start reading. This helps to make sure you understand what you are reading. During our groups chats you have shoen that you can use what you have already read to think about what is going to happen next. As the stories (and chapter books) you reader get longer and trickier, it becomes more and more important to make sure you keep thinking about what is happening and what is going to happen next.


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Jamie being excellent

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 when I share with people they share back

I think I need to practice: encouraging people

Something that really helped me was: when Kerri told us how to do excellence 

Kerri thinks
Excellence is when we try our very best and don't give up. When we created the t-shirts you showed excellence by working with your buddies to create a fabulous shirt that we could use in our Te Reo learning. You include others in your games and you use encouraging words; showing excellence in your play. Your next step is to keep on going when something is really tricky, to have a go even when you are not sure exactly what to do. I would love to see you taking some risks is your learning.