Thursday, 25 June 2015

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

I can sort the plant bits into groups like seeds, roots and leaves.


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: when we grew the bean seeds in the different jars and the jar with soil grew the best bean. The dry seed didn't do anything.

I think I need to practice: To keep looking closely to help me to learn about plants and animals.

Something that really helped me was: growing the beans and the peas so I could see the roots and the shoots.

Kerri thinks
You think about what is going to happen in our investiagetions. You look closely (observe) and can draw what you see. You have loads of great ideas and can share them with the class. As a scientist, your next step is to try and think about what it is that you want to find out so you can ask questions and you (we) can carry out an investigation.

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: sining the colours song and when we sang it in the whole assembly for Matariki.

I think I need to practice: I need to use a big voice so I can hlep the class. I think I know the colours even without the song to help. 

Something that really helped me was: I practised singing the song at home and at school.


Kerri thinks
Singing the colours song with our buddies and with the class helped you to learn the colours. Making the t-shirts during buddy time and holding a t-shirt during the matariki sharing also helped. Remember to have confidence in yourself, you know the colours. Next time please use your big voice and share your learning with to help lead us.

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: when I learn more about what the story is going to be about. That helps me to know what is going to happen next so my reading makes more sense.

I think I need to practice: not really very much because I make lots of predictions.

Something that really helped me was: talking in the group and sharing my ideas.

Kerri thinks

Eshaan, you use the pictures and the blurb to think about the text before you even start reading. You use what you ahve already read to think about what is going to happen next. This helps you to understan what you are reading. Remember to use your 'fix up' strategies like reading on and back, the context and looking for sounds and parts of the word you know when you get to new and tricky words.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Eshaan is excellent

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: when I try best becasue I learn more about plants and seeds, maths and reading and everything.

I think I need to practice: never give up and try the tricky things.

Something that really helped me was: sharing and watching my friends. Listening to my big buddy so I could understand what excellence was.

Kerri thinks
Eshaan, you show excellence in all that you do. You always try your very best and you don't give up when the learning gets tricky. You are even starting to think about where is the best place for you to do you learning and who are the people who are going to help your learning the most. Fantastic!