Thursday, 10 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
    • Most challenging was
    • Next step is to
Quiana, you use prediction and questioning as strategies to help you understand what you are reading more. Your next step is to ask more questions as you are reading as well as before you start reading. Rememeber to keep thinking and wondering as you read!

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  


I Think
My Buddy Thinks
my message is clear
because it is about m and family an friends

it is clear because she thinks about herself
my art represents me
because it is how i am and how i want to be
yes because you don't copy
I have tried different media
because i want to be up to the next level
she has tried different media
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
because i wanted to do it for the level of art
yes because she did it differ to make it look better
my favourite media is… because
it is all about me
famiy and friends

Quiana, you are a clever visual artist and you take the time and care need to create beautiful pieces. You think about what you want your message to be and how you want your finished piece to look and make choices to achieve this, like choosing water colour rather than crayon. I am looking forward to the rest of the year and the pieces you are going to create.

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.

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I think
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
because I lisen to kerri
and follow my plan
you always Lisn to Kerri and you know the Walt
I know what I need to do to get better
I need to get better at my
you always know what to do and know what you need to get better at and you do it
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
i plan good lerning and sart
with must do
I allways do must dos and get your work finished
I follow my plan

i do follow my plan but sometimes I dont because
I have finished it
you  allways follow your plan  
but some times you you finsh your must dos
I use my learning time wisely
so I can get it done fast
you allways get you work done because you do it wisely
Quiana, you plan your learning time carefully, including the must dos first and then adding the can dos. You follow your plan and use your learning time wisely. You have really developed as an independent learner and have enjoyed seeing your confidence grow as you share during group time. You are starting to take more risks in your learning, remember it is ok to make a mistake, sometimes this is where we do our best learning!


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


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

How am I going showing?
I think
My buddy thinks
I am going well with my learning buddie
you are good at making friends and not making them sad
I share with my buddie she has a tun first
you always let me go first to
we always do team work and have.  A little lacgh some times
you are good at working in a team
Looking out for each other
we will always look out for each other
you always he help your friends when they are sad

* Yellow Hat
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you
stiking togeter and stay so you dont lose etch other
* Black Hat
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
shering because sometimes i like it
* Red Hat              
How do I feel about kotahitanga?

I fell great with kotahitanga because i like working with people
Quiana, you are a fabulous member of Adventure 9. You show kotahitanga in all that you do, you are kind and caring and you look out for classmates, your little buddy and your friends both in and out of the classroom. I love how you share your learning and ideas with Clara, your little buddy, during buddy class.