Thursday, 10 April 2014

ANZAC Biscuits

Photos of me baking Anzac biscuits for room 9. Hope you like them :-)

I love the mixture!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


WALT: ask questions as we read to make sure we understand what we read

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?

  • I learned to use questions to help me with my reading.
  • Most challenging was to concentrate on my book and my reading more then other things.
  • Next step is to start reading big chapter books.
You can use prediction and questioning as strategies to help you 'tune in' to your reading. During group time you are able to focus and ask questions to help you understand the text. Your next step is to practise these skills as you read independently and to make sure you use your learning time wisely and complete you learning activities.

Sharing my story

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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

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I Think
My Buddy Thinks
my message is clear
My message is clear.
I think your message is always clear.
my art represents me
My art represents me.
The art always represents you.
I have tried different media
I tried different meida.                                  
I think you have tried different meida as well.
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
I made the effect that I wanted.
You look like you made the the effect you wanted because it turns out how want it.
my favourite media is... because...
paint because it’s fun and easy.
I think you like paint to,because you have fun with paint.
Libby, you have created some beautiful pieces of art this term. You take your time and think about how you are going make your finished piece look the way you want it to. You are starting to make choices about the media you use to create the effect you want, like in your portrait. I am pleased you have enjoyed using paint, I wonder what other media we can explore throughout the year.

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.


I think
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
most of the time I do but sometimes not
I think most of the time as well, because she gets distracted easily and she does’t ignore them.
I know what I need to do to get better
most of the time
I think you know what you need to get better at because I have seen you do it.
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
i plan activities that are going to help me with my learning
I think that to, because she plans the must dos after she plans kerri
I follow my plan

i follow my plan
I think that she follows her plan. Because say her plan has word smart then she will go to that activity
I use my learning time wisely
sometimes i use my learning wisely
I don’t think that you use your learning time wisely because she just stares off in the distance
Libby, I think you do know what you are learning and know what to to do to grow as a learner. When planning your week you need to make sure you include all the must dos first and then the can dos. This is something you struggled with at the start of the term but I think you are getting the hand of it, remember to plan all of the time slots and then to follow your plan to make sure you are using your learning time wisely.



         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 Bees

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

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How am I going showing?
I think
My buddy thinks
i’m showing good friendship
I think she is very good at it. Because i have seen her use her frendship really well.  
I don’t really share really much. Because Hannah dose most of it.
I think you need to work on it because sometimes you don’t shar.
I use teamwork very well. Because i use teamwork when we have to.
I think she is very good at teamwork because I have seen her use teamwork
Looking out for each other
I think I pretty good at it. Because if somebody sad or hart I will ether cheer them up or help them.
i think you are really good at looking out for each other because you help people that have fullin over or some think.

* Yellow Hat
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you?
I think teamwork is the strongest. Because it keeps our group together.

* Black Hat
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
I think sharing. Because Hannah do most of it.
* Red Hat              
How do I feel about kotahitanga?
i feel good about it because its fun.

Libby, I am pleased that kotahitanga is fun for you. I think you do look out for people when they are sad or hurt and that you are a fabulous friend, both in class and during buddy time. 

Remember in a team you need to share your ideas, listen to the ideas of others, negotiate and compromise  This can be really tricky!