Thursday, 25 June 2015

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: learning new words in māori because it is fun to learn new stuff.

I think I need to practice: singing the colours song because I get stuck at grey (kiwi kiwi)

Something that really helped me was: doing lots of practise.

Kerri thinks
Toby you did a great job working on the T-shirt your group was making and making sure there was no white paper! I think you know at least 4 colours and can say them very clearly and correctly. Keep on practising the song and you'll know all the colours and be able to say them without the song!

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 look very closely (observe) and draw what I see.

























My plant has leaves and roots
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: finding out how plant seeds germinate and growing my own plant.

I think I need to practice: asking questions because I have lots of ideas but asking questions is tricky.

Something that really helped me was: doing lots of investigations to find out about plants like plants do breathe.

Kerri thinks
What a great scientist Toby, you look closely (observe) and you can draw what you see. You predict what is going to happen in our class investigation. You have loads of great ideas and I love that you are always happy to share them. Your next learning step is to try and ask some questions. Have a think about something you wonder about or something you want to find out... can you turn your wonderings into a question to investigate.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Reading

WALT: make my reading sound like talking.

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 yourself reading one or two pages.
Remember to show your learning - check the success criteria… 
Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:
  • I read the punctuation (full stops, commas, exclamation marks…).
  • I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice.

How I am going

 I read the punctuation
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I scoop the whole sentence with my eyes.
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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: it when my reading is nice to listen to.

I think I need to practice: scooping the words so I don't read like a robot.

Something that really helped me was: sounding out words when I get stuck and reading my book more than 1 time.

Kerri thinks
Wow Toby! you are working so hard on your reading and trying to make it sound like talking. When reminded you can scoop up the sentence and read the punctuation. Your next step is practise this independently. Remember, reading the story more than once will help your fluency.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Buddy Class excellence

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: trying my very best and never giving up.

I think I need to practice: keep on trying when when stuff is really hard.

Something that really helped me was: talking to Atta and he helped me rip the paper small. Learning what excellence means.

Kerri thinks
Toby, you have a great understanding of what excellence is! I think you show excellence in all that you do, you always try your very best and you never give up!