Thursday, 18 September 2014


WALT: get information

Eb (dress from around the world)-
Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different cultural dress from around the world. The first stage of an inquiry is to gather information ‘Get It’. First we chose a culture we wanted to find out more about and then started researching. 


1. What are you most proud of?  Doing some art on my skirt and the spyrills on the skirt for people .

2. What did you find challenging? Of doing the painting .

 3. My next ‘Get It’ goal is?  To find more information  .

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


This week we have been working hard on our writing. We have chosen our favourite piece so far this term and published it.

For your blog post please include:
  • The WALT and SC for the original piece
  • Photos of your original piece
  • My thinking questions
  • The WALT and SC for your editing
  • Your published piece
Photos of my Original Writing
WALT: write to inform

Success Criteria
  • Create a clear image in the readers mind
  • Have a clear message (big idea)
  • Powerful words (precise, clear)
  • Reread writing and check for impact
My thinking questions

I choose this piece to publish because...
I need to practise...
I am pleased about...

My Published Writing
WALT: edit and publish our writing

Success Criteria
  • Use a font and colour that can be easily read
  • Must make sense
  • Correct spelling
  • Correct punctuation
  • Change at least 3 words to add impact for the reader

Thursday, 21 August 2014

My goal fish

this is my goal fish 
look at my goal fish 
and read my goals
WALT: set SMART goals
Task: set a learning goal, a behaviour goal and an at home goal. Create a goal fish to display you goals.

Success Criteria
  • I can read my goals
  • My goals are specific
  • My goals are measurable
  • My goals are important to me

Reflection Questions

I think
My learning partner thinks
I can read my 
Yes because I get goals and I read them.
I can read her goals.
My goals are specific
Yes because I get grate goals.
I think that her goals are specific because I know what they mean.
My goals are measurable
They are not hard or not to easy because I do them just right.
I can see that they are measurable to do.
My goals are important to me
Yes because I understand them.
Her goals are important.
Quiana, you have thought hard about your goals. I can see that you are taking responsibility and picking goals that are important to you and you are working hard to achieve them. Next time please remember to set a learning goal as well, like to climb up the basic facts ladder or to use paragraphs in your writing.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

kahoot - Reading

Task: use the ‘get it, sort it, use it’ model of inquiry to find out about the commonwealth games and share what we have learned.

WALT: use our prior knowledge to help us understand what we read.  (Get it)
WALT: Summarise what we read to help us understand what we read.   (Get it and Sort it)
WALT: use what we have learned from our reading. (Use it)

Success Criteria
ü 10 questions
ü Only one correct answer per question
ü Clear questions (not ambiguous)
ü Image matches the question

Reflection Questions

I followed the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process by… following my plan

My next step when I use the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process is…think of more great ideas

The fun part of the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process was…thinking of good ideas 

You have thought about your learning and used your reading strategies to help as you read to make meaning and grow your understanding and knowledge. You and your group worked to create a kahoot and we had fun using them in class to check our understanding about the Commonwealth Games.
Remember when reflecting and thinking about your learning to add more details and go a little deeper, adding a 'because' to your ideas might help. Reflecting about your learning helps you to grow as a learner, to think about what was tricky and to set goals.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Te Reo

WALTuse Te Reo in a simple conversation.

Task: create a puppet pals animation to share your Te Reo learning.

Success Criteria
  • clear voice
  • saying the right words (makes sense) 
  • animation matches the words
  • trying our best pronunciation

I think
My learning partner thinks
I used a clear voice
I did use a clear voice  because I was reading my line.

You did use a clear voice.
I used the right words
yes because yassmine helped me.
You did use the right words.
My animation matched my words
It did because I read my line over and over.
Your animation did match the your words.
What did I find challenging? 
Getting the right words because if didn't I wold have to start it again.
Some mori words was a bit hard for her
What did I like about…
I liked about it is doing a movie because I used puppet pals.
You and Yassmine have worked together to create a fabulous animation. Your animation matches your words, you have used clear voices and great pronunciation. I love that you thought hard and planned your script using the success criteria. I can see you enjoy this type of creative thinking.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

grasshopper tennis

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WALT:     improve our small ball skills and racket control skills.

Success Criteria
I think
My buddy thinks
I can balance and move the tennis ball on my racket.
Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 1.54.08 pm.pngi can balance the ball on my tennis racket really well
I think she can balance the ball great
I can use the ‘temple’ position to hit the ball across the net to my partner.
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i really do agree with you and I think you are right
I can use my skills to play games like ‘just juice’ and ‘lobster tennis’.
Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 1.54.08 pm.pngbecause i have done lots of practise at it
i think she is great at doing it because i have seen her and she is great