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: saying the colours in the matariki assembly.

I think I need to practice: saying all the colours.

Something that really helped me was: listening to other people and singing the colours song.

Kerri thinks
With support you and your group worked to finish the t-shirt we used in our colours learning. You have worked hard to learn some of the colours in Te Reo. I am pleased you enjoyed our sharing time during the matariki assembly. Keep on practising singing the colours song and before long you will know the colours 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 can look closely (observe) and draw what I see.
I am practising labelling my drawing.


Our plant has leaves, a stem,
some seeds in the flower and roots.
We looked closely and but the plant pieces into groups like
seeds, flowers, roots and leaves.




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 it is fun and I found out the soil one grew the highest.

I think I need to practice: listening to other people's ideas to help me learn more and add to my ideas.

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

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What a great reflection Kyree, you have though hard about your science learning and what has helped you. As a scientist you look very closely and can draw what you see. Your next step is to share you thinking and ideas with us. I know you have loads of ideas and we want to hear them so we can all learn together. Don't be afraid to take a risk!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

My reading sounds like talking

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: reading books by myself because now I can read them by myself.

I think I need to practice: sounding out the tricky and reading in the group so I don't get distracted.

Something that really helped me was: Julie has really helped me.

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It is fantastic that you like reading books all by yourself now Kyree. You read the punctuation and scoop the whole sentence with your eyes so your reading sounds like talking. Remember to listen to yourself as you read and to think about your story rather than listening to the other kids in your group. Your next learning step it to focus on your own book.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Kyree is excellent

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: when it is hard and you keep on going you get get better at stuff like when I read with Julie.

I think I need to practice: sometimes I give up and get distracted. I need to make sure I think about what I need to do and don't listen to my friends when they are making the wrong decision.

Something that really helped me was: watching my friends when it is tricky and they keep on going.

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What a fantastic honest reflection Kyree. You show that you understand what excellence is all about. I agree with you, your next step is to think about what you need to do and what is going to help your learning.