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 obseve and draw what I see.


















"Our plant started as a seed.
It has roots, a shoot, some leaves and a flower.
The flower has some seeds on it.






























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: growing the plants because we used what we learned about what plants like to be able to germinate and grow.

I think I need to practice: getting my ideas out of my brain and into my mouth so I can share them better.

Something that really helped me was: looking closely at the plant I drew and looking closely at the beans as they grew.

Kerri thinks
Eowyn, you have loads of great ideas and wonderings. I would love to share your ideas and thinking more and more so we can learn from you and the connections you make. As a scientist you observe (look closely) and you can accurately draw what you see. Your next step is to think about what you want to find out and try and ask some questions...then you/we can do 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: making the collage because I like art and working with my buddy.

I think I need to practice: singing the song some more so I know all the colours and don't get stuck.

Something that really helped me was: singing the song because it was fun and we did it lots.


Kerri thinks
You worked hard with your buddy to create the t-shirts we used in our learning. You can say the colours correctly and I think singing the colours song lots helped us learn how to say the maori colours correctly. Have confidence in yourself - you do know what you are doing and saying!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Making Predictions

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: making predictions helps me understand what I read better.

I think I need to practice: making prediticitions when I read by myself.

Something that really helped me was: talking to my mum and dad abiut what I read.

Kerri thinks
You think about the text before you start reading and this helps you to understand the text better. Remember to keep on checking as you read and ask "what comes next?" and "does this make sense?" Your next step is to make sure you use the "fix up" strategies when you get to new and tricky words. You can read on and back and use the contect to help.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Eowyn Is Learning 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: including others because they are my friends. 

I think I need to practice: helping others because so that don't feel sad, I can do this by helping them.

Something that really helped me was: my sister helps me to show excellence.

Kerri thinks
Remember, excellence is all about trying your very best and never giving up. You show excellence in your play and in your talk. You encourage others in their learning and include others in the play. You try your best at everything you do and keep on going when the learning gets tricky. You are even starting to think about where the best place is for your learning and who you should sit beside so you don't get distracted.