Thursday, 25 June 2015

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

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: that I was the best at saying the words and I was leading.

I think I need to practice: singing the song louder.

Something that really helped me was: that I already knew the colours in Te Reo because I learned them at daycare.


Kerri thinks
You have used your love of art to help you learn the colours in Te Reo. Thank you for  helping us all remember and learn the colours. Your next step is to trust yourself so you can share your skills and help to lead the learning.

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

My plant has some roots, a trunk and some leaves.
On the side there is a cone.

I look closely (observe) and can draw what I 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: our first experiment to see if leaves can breathe.

I think I need to practice: asking more questions because I usually don't have ideas.

Something that really helped me was: learning all the names of the parts of the plants so I could label my pictures correctly.

Kerri thinks
Just like a scientist you look closely (observe) and draw what you can see. I am pleased our investigations have helped you in your learning. I think you have loads of ideas and wonderings and you next step is think about these wonderings to see if we can come up with a question to investigate.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Making predictions

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: that sometimes my prediction is right.

I think I need to practice: being more careful so that I read the words correctly.

Something that really helped me was: looking at the title and the pictures.

Kerri thinks
What a champion reader Atta. You read for meaning and make sure what you read makes sense. You look at the pictures and the blurb to help you think about what the book is going to be about before you start reading. When you are reading you think about what might happen next. Prediction, thinking about what might happen, helps you to make sure you understand what you read makes sense.


Thursday, 4 June 2015

What is Panekiretanga (Excellence)?

We 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: because people share with me 

I think I need to practice: I do need some practice 

Something that really helped me was: my friends tha rumied me

Kerri thinks
You show excellence in all you do. You have fantastic manners and include others in your play. You keep trying when it gets tricky and I like that you are starting to think about where is the best spot for you to do your learning. Great job Atta, you are grow