Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Reading post

  • WALT: ask questions as we read to make sure we understand what we read.
I learned to: ask questions
Most challenging was: thinking of the questions
Next step is to: use thick and thin questions

 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?
Fabulous, honest reflection Atlanta. You are really thinking about your learning and what has been tricky for you and what your next steps are. I know that asking questions about what you are reading has helped to focus you into the text and to understand what you are reading better.
Remember to have a think and to ask questions that are going to help your learning and understanding.

sharing our stories

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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

I Think
My Buddy Thinks
my message is clear
when people look at my they understand
all art that i know of her’s i understand
my art represents me
yes people think i did the art
not all the time’s
I have tried different media
i like all difrient medias
of course
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
yes i choose good media
she has nely done all
my favourite media is… because
my favourite media is paint

Atlanta, you have thought about what you want to create and how you want the finished piece to look. You make choices about media and the elements included to help you achieve your goal. You enjoy art and this is reflected in you work.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

learning to learn

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WALT: Learning to Learn

Success Criteria:
  • 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.
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I think
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
i know what i am learning about
she know’s what she is learning alot
I know what I need to do to get better
i need concentrate on my learning
she’s does need to concentrate but she’s great at it
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
i plan helpful activities
she is right so she is good at it
I follow my plan

i follow my plan and do must dos first
she is following her plan good
I use my learning time wisely
i use my time wisely and do stuff to help my learning
she useed her time wisely a lot

Atlanta, you successfully plan your learning time including all the must dos and can dos. You use you learning time wisely choosing and completing activities that will help you.
Your next step is to think more deeply about your learning and to take some risks in your thinking and learning. It is OK to make mistakes! this is where some of our best learning comes from!!


Term One Value

Kotahitanga (Unity/Togetherness)

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

Success Criteria:

  • 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?
I think
My buddy thinks
me and gracie work together with our buddy if she needs our help
she the best i’ve ever seen
we share with our buddy if she needs it
she’s great at it
we always help her if she is stuck
she is perfect
Looking out for each other
we always look out for hedie if something has happened
oh she is perfect

* 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?

Letting people play with me
* Red Hat              
How do I feel about kotahitanga?


Atlanta, you display kotahitanga during buddy time always looking for and helping you little buddy. You and Gracie work well together as a team and I can see you love to help in class and share your knowledge and ICT expertise. Thank you!
You have really had a think with you black hat reflection. Including everybody is definitely a way to show kotahitanga.