Thursday, 25 June 2015

I am 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
I can look closely(observe) and draw what I see.


















"Our plant started as a seed.
It has roots, a shoot, some leaves and a flower.
The flower has some seeds on it.






























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: growing our own flowers

I think I need to practice: asking more questions because it will help me with my learning.

Something that really helped me was: when we used real plants so we could see the leaf breathing.

Kerri thinks
Like a scientist, you look closely and draw what you see. Observation also helped to to group (classify) your plant bits. I think you did think about what was going to happen in our science investigations, you thought about whether the plants would breathe and if they drink water. Your next step is to make sure you are in a spot that is going to help your learning, this will help you to both listen and share your ideas.

Nga Tae

We started by singing the colours song on our blog
The colours song
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: singing our song in the Matariki concert

I think I need to practice: saying the Maori words because they are tricky

Something that really helped me was: our buddy's helping us make our t-shirts.

Kerri thinks
You and your buddy worked with your group to create a t-shirt which we used in our colour learning. Sometimes saying the words in māori can be tricky but with practise we all got better. Keep on practising singing the colours song and before long your will know all the colours and how to say them correctly.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

My reading

WALT: make my reading sound like talking.

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 yourself reading one or two pages.
Remember to show your learning - check the success criteria… 
Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:
  • I read the punctuation (full stops, commas, exclamation marks…).
  • I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice.

How I am going
I read the punctuation
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I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes.
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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 I can read using a clear voice.

I think I need to practice: sounding out tricky words and re-read the sentence to help me.

Something that really helped me was: lots of reading to myself.

Kerri thinks
You make your reading sound like talking by reading the punctuation and scooping the sentence with your eyes. Remember to use all your 'fix it' strategies when you get to tricky and unknow words. You can get read for the first sound chunk, you can miss it out and then come re-read and you can use what the story is about to give you clues.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Showing Excellence

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: art because  I fun.

I think I need to practice: my swimming 

Something that really helped me was:  my handwriting because it  fantastic

Kerri thinks
Remember excellence is all about trying your very best and not giving up when the learning gets tricky. I think you spend a fair bit of learning time chatting to your friends rather than trying your very best at all learning tasks. Your next learning step is to think about where is the best spot for you to do your learning so you can focus!