Monday, 14 September 2015

Rangatiratanga

 We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initiative).

This is what we think Rangatiratanga is...
  • Helping new kids –showing them what to do and where things are
  • Doing something without being asked
  • Helping
  • 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 initiative) in the playground.
Kerri thinks



My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: helping people when they want me, I am doing the right thing.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: following my I time card.

It was really hard when: sometimes I want to change my time card but I know I can't.

Kerri Thinks
You show rangatiratanga in and out of the classroom by making sure you are doing the right thing. It can be tricky when you want to do what your friends are doing but  remember, following your i time card is a great way to show leadership. Finishing the must dos and doing your very best in all your learning is a great way to show initiative.

Reading

WALT: summarise by retelling my story in order.

Success Criteria:
  • I can find the beginning middle and end of the story
  • I can record the main ideas, in order
  • I use my summary to help me better understand what I read and to share my ideas.
  • I am starting to think about what might happen next

How I am going

I can find the beginning middle and end of the story
Kerri thinks



I can record the main ideas, in order
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I use my summary to help me better understand what I read and to share my ideas.
Kerri thinks


I am starting to think about what might happen next
Kerri thinks

Reflection

Summarising by retelling my story in order helps me because: helps me remember my story and it makes sure I understand what read.

It was really hard when: telling the story in order, I always start with the end.

Something that really helped me was: working out new words by sounding them out missing them out and coming back to them.

Something new I learned was: that there are lots of ways to work out tricky words.

Kerri Thinks
You have been working really hard on your reading this term and you are using different strategies to solve tricky and unknown words. I can see that chatting about the book before we read and during reading helps to make sure you understand what you read. I think you retell the ideas in your stories in order (finding the beginning, the middle and the end) and you are practising using film strips to record your ideas.

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
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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: thinking about Jaiden and writing my ideas down.

It was really hard when: I had to keep on having more ideas.

Something that really helped me was: my plan and thinking about how he looks and how he moves and what he likes.

Something new I learned was: I can do it even if it is hard.

Kerri Thinks
What great learning Emily, you can do it even when it is hard!! 
You have planned you writing and added loads of details so the reader can get to know Jaiden, like you know Jaiden. I am pleased using your plan helped you to write your piece. It can be tricky to have lots of ideas but remember to use our success criteria and modelled (the pictures we use) writing to help add details.