Thursday, 10 April 2014
WALT: use and show different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems.
WALT: ask questions as we read to make sure we understand what we read.
Remember we can question before we read…
What is this going to be about? What do I already know that will help me understand? what do I want to find out?
We can question as we read…
what does that mean? what is going to happen next? what else do I want to know?
We can question after we read…
does that make sense? what have I learned? have I answered my earlier questions? what else do I want to know?
- I learned to: ask questions to help me enjoy the story.
- Most challenging was: think up the questions
- Next step is to: listen to instructions and pay attention so I know what to do during my learning time.
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
|sometimes i do. ||yes her message is clear|
my art represents me
|yes it represents me because when you paint your face and stuff it is all about you.||yes her art represents her because i can see it is her.|
I have tried different media
|yes i have.||yes, crayon and water paint and collage.|
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
my favourite media is… because
|Collage because of the bright colours.|
Wednesday, 9 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
I’m am ok at friendship.
she is good most of the time
I think I’m am good at sharing.
yes she is good at sharing
I am trying my hardest.
she is trying
Looking out for each other
I think I am ok.
yes most of the time
|* Yellow Hat|
what of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you
|* Black Hat|
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
Math’s, Reading, Writing.
|* Red Hat|
How do I feel about kotahitanga?
I feel happy about kotahitanga.
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 do’s and then add the can do’s.
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
Yes I do know what I am learning.
most of the time because sometimes she chats on the mat.
I know what I need to do to get better
I need to get better at maths.
yes she has to get better at maths.
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
Sometimes I do but sometimes I forget.
yes she is right she sometimes forget.
I follow my plan
Most of the time I do.
yes most of the time
I use my learning time wisely
Not that much but sometimes.
not that much