Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Using what I know

WALT: think about what I already know before I start reading

Success Criteria:
  • I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
  • I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
  • I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
  • I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read

Photo of KWL (from the group) and/or draw it

How I am going

I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
Kerri thinks



I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
Kerri thinks



I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
Kerri thinks



I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read
Kerri thinks



Reflection

Thinking about what I already know helps me because:

It was really hard when:

Something that really helped me was:

Something new I learned was:
Kerri Thinks
You are a fabulous reader and I love how you are so keen to share you thinking before and after reading. Thinking about what we know before we start reading helps us to get our brains ready for new ideas and it can help us to work out some new and tricky words.

Your next step is to increase reading fluency, this means to make your reading sound like talking. We are using plays to help us practide reading out loud and with expression. Remember to read the punctuation to build fluency.


Monday, 14 September 2015

Rangatiratanga

We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initative).

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 initative) in the playground.
Kerri thinks



My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: I help people when they are hurt and sometimes help them on the swing. I am doing the right thing.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: I tidy up the I time containers at brunch without being asked.

It was really hard when: the kids just throw their I time bits on the table and I have to sort them all out.

Kerri Thinks
You show rangatiratanga in and out of the classroom. You are someone who leads by example. You can be counted on to quietly do the right thing, even if the questions are hard, and you are in the right spot trying your very best. You show initative when you make choices about what needs to be done and getting on and doing it - you are a quiet thinker and leader.
Thank you for helping keep the i-time icons tidy even when the kids just dump them on the table. You can be counted on to do the job, without being asked.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Writing to describe

BvsgpweIn 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:

And the


How I am going

I planned my writing
Kerri thinks


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 when we: did lots of talking about what details we are going to add.

It was really hard when: we had to do the fixing and to look for where the full stops need to go.

Something that really helped me was: added details of what we can see what we can hear and how the person moves.

Something new I learned was: if you do a good plan you can put your ideas in your writing.

Kerri Thinks
Eshan, you are starting to plan your writing by thinking about the main ideas you want to include in your story. Remember to add more details to your plan that you can then add to you story.
Part of fixing your writing is reading and making sure it all makes sense. Sometimes you need to add some words so your writing is clear for the reader.