Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Fractions and problem solving

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number.
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
Kerri thinks



I can use a picture to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



I can use materials to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
Kerri thinks


Reflection

My favourite part was: when I solved it because it is hard.

It was really hard when: solving it because I didn't get any help, I had to do my own thinking.        

Something that really helped me was: using the materials to show my thinking


Something new I learned was: that drawing pictures can help me in maths.

Kerri Thinks
Problem solving can be really tricky and you have to think about what the question is really asking you to work out. In our group time you are doing a great job of thinking about what you need to do and using materials to help you and show your thinking. Your next step is to use these skills when you are solving problems by yourself. Remember to use your time wisely, pictures and materials can help with all your maths learning - maintain it, problem solving and practise it.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Using what I know

WALT: think about what I already know before I start reading

Success Criteria:
  • I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
  • I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
  • I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
  • I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read



How I am going

I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
Kerri thinks



I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
Kerri thinks


I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
Kerri thinks



I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read
Kerri thinks





Reflection

Thinking about what I already know helps me: by getting my brain ready to read and learn.

It was really hard when: reading the full stops and other punctuation.

Something that really helped me was: breaking the words into parts to work them out. Doing the plays helps me to read the full stops.

Something new I learned was: I need not read like a robot.

Kerri Thinks
I think you do listen and learn from others when we chat in our reading groups. You can share your ideas and add on to the ideas of others. This helps you to understand what you read and work out some tricky new words. Your next learning step is to read fluently and with expression out loud. We will try reading some plays in our group to help with this.

Monday, 14 September 2015

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
  • Helpingpo
  • 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.
Kerri thinks



I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initative) in the playground.
Kerri thinks



My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: showing new people around the school so they know where stuff is.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: In the morning when I put the chairs down without being asked.

It was really hard when: sometimes I only include my friends in the games.
Kerri Thinks

Atta, you do a great job of showing rangatiratanga in the classroom in the mornings before school. You get on and do the jobs that need doing without being asked or checking to make sure it is ok. I would love to see this fabulous attitude slip into other areas to. I know sometimes you find it difficult to get started but remember to always try your best, even if you are working on something that isn't your favourite. 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Writing to describe

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
Kerri thinks

I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
Kerri thinks

 

I did some fixing by myself
Kerri thinks


 

Reflection

My favourite part was: planning because kerri helped me and it helped me get my ideas.

It was really hard when: I needed to do some fixing because sometimes I didn't know if it was right or wrong.

Something that really helped me was: my plan helped me to add details to my writing.

Something new I learned was: adding details means giving lots of information to the reader.

Kerri thinks
You have added lots of details to your writing about your sister, this helps the reader to get to know her. Working together helps you to learn the skills of planning so next time you can have a go by yourself.
Remember to reread your writing to make sure it makes sense. Fixing your writing so it does make sense it your next learning step. It might help if your ideas are in order.