Saturday, 27 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

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: growing our own plants, it's so cool!

I think I need to practice: sitting still when Kerri is teaching us so that I know what we are doing and how to do it.

Something that really helped me was: having real plants to look at and touch.

Kerri thinks
You are a creative thinker Eva and that shows in your science learning. You have loads of ideas and questions and you love to share your thinking. As a scientist remember to listen to other people and think about what they have to say and to look very closely (observe) what is happening in our investigations.

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

1 know the colours of the t-shirts in Te Reo 
Kerri thinks



1 can say the words correctly 
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Reflection

I really like: to sing the colour song because I love singing.

I think I need to practice: listening to my buddy when he was helping me make the t-shirt.

Something that really helped me was: singing the colour song in Te Reo lots and lots and lots.


Kerri thinks
You started half way through this learning and found it pretty tricky at the start but kept on going! You love singing and the colours song really helped you to learn the colours. Keep on singing and practising and you will have learned the colours of our T-shirts!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Making Predicitions

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.
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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. 
Kerri thinks
 
 

Reflection

I really like: having a guess about what the book might be about because it helps your learning and makes you use your brain.

I think I need to practice: remembering to stop reading at the full stops.

Something that really helped me was: lots of read to self and having a guess about what the story might be about.

Kerri thinks
Wow Eva! What a fantastic reader! You think about what the text is going to be about before you start reading to help make sure you understand the text. You read fluently and it is clear that you enjoy to read! Your next step is to visualise, to make movies and pictures in your head as you read, to help get deepen your understanding of the text.


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Eva is 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: including my friends who don't have anyone to play with, to come and play with me.

I think I need to practice: to keep trying even when things are really hard.

Something that really helped me was: Kerri telling me what excellence looks like.

Kerri thinks
Excellence is all bout keeping on going when the learning is tricky and about not giving up. You show excellence in your play and in your talk, encourging and including others. Remember when something is tricky, or you are not sure what to do, don't give up! Keep on going or maybe find somebody to work with so you can share the learning. I think this will help you a lot especially in maths.