Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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

Photo of film strip summary sheet

How I am going

I can find the beginning middle and end of the story
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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.
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I am starting to think about what might happen next
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Reflection

Summarising by retelling my story in order helps me because: it helps me remember what happened in the story.

It was really hard to: sound out the words that I didn't know.

Something that really helped me was:  retell in the story to someone because it helps me remember more of the story.

Something new I learned was:  how to summarise a story by drawing pictures on the film strips.

Kerri Thinks
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. Reading the story more than once and recording then listening to yourself read can help with fluency. Remember to read the punctuation to build fluency.

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 initiative) in the classroom.
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I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the playground.
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My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by:  I take turns with my friends

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: pick up rubbish and put it in the bin

It was really hard when: to. Remember to do it all the time

Kerri Thinks
Jack, you are a great learner and show leadership by making sure you are trying to do the right thing. Keep working hard so you always try your very best. Remember initiative is all about making some choices for yourself, have a think and then have a go. Your next step is to take a few risks... it doesn't matter if you make a mistake, mistakes can be some of the best learning!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fractions and problem solving

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number. 
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
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I can use a picture to show my thinking
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I can use materials to show my thinking
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My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
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Reflection

My favourite part was: doing my own plan. I like i-time because I know what to do first. I know what to do and when.

It was really hard when: problem solving because you have to keep thinking and working out what to do.

Something that really helped me was: using the counters and the jelly beans because you can work out the answers with them.

Something new I learned was: a quarter is when you cut it into 4 pieces that are fair.

Kerri Thinks
You have a clear understanding of 'half and not half' and have used this understanding to help you with other fractions like quarters, thirds and fifths. You share your ideas in the group and use materials to show your thinking. 
Problem solving is tricky! It will help if you think about what the question is really asking you to work out. Then think about what you already know and how you are going to solve the problem. Lots of thinking and drawing pictures can help you solve tricky problems. 

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)
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I did some fixing by myself
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Reflection

My favourite part was: getting to chose to write about Stanley because he helps me look after my frog.

It was really hard when: keeping on adding lots of details because I thought I had finished.

Something that really helped me was: reading over my writing to make sure that it makes sense.

Something new I learned was: using the plan to add details.

Kerri Thinks
You have written a great piece about Stanley and have shared some great details that help us to see him like you do. You have started to plan your writing but remember to add more ideas and details to the plan. This will help you make sure your ideas are in order and add details as you write your story. Your next step is to reread your writing to make sure it makes sense and to do some fixing.