Sunday, 22 November 2015

Word Power

Daniel is working hard to learn some high frequency words to use in his writing. Here is some of his practise.

Building with Russell

Daniel is having loads of fun working with Russell. Daniel has to follow the instructions by looking closely and finding th correct parts. He is then working to build the car.


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Getting my mouth ready for the first sound

WALT get our mouth ready for the first sound

Success Criteria:
  • I looked closely at the word
  • I looked at the first sound
  • I made the first sound chunk with my mouth




How I am going

I looked closely at the word
Kerri thinks



I looked at the first sound
Kerri thinks



I made the first sound chunk with my mouth
Kerri thinks



Reflection
It was really hard when: sometimes it mis hard to read the book.

Something that really helped me was: reading the book lots of times. Mel and Julie and Kerri and Deb all read with me.

Kerri thinks
As you read, you need to look closely at the words. Make sure you look at the first sound and get your mouth ready. It will help you work out the tricky words.

Fractions and Problem solving

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number. 
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)


How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
Kerri thinks



I can use materials to show my thinking
Kerri thinks



My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
Kerri thinks



Reflection

My favourite part was: I like using the play dough and making it fair.

It was really hard when: it is hard to make it fair. Sometimes one bit is bigger.

Something new I learned was: a half is fair.

Kerri Thinks
You can find half of a shape like a play dough circle and half of a set like a bag of lollies. You make sure each half is the same size, same shape or the same number. Each half is fair.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Rangatiratanga

We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initiative).

This is what we think Rangatiratanga is...
  • Helping new kids –showing them what to do and where things are
  • Doing something without being asked
  • Helping
  • Solving problems for ourselves… thinking
  • Leading by example… showing by doing
  • It is not being a bossy boots
Rangatiratanga (Leadership and Initiative) - it is all about thinking and making some choices for ourselves. 

We need to think for ourselves!!




I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the classroom.
Kerri thinks




I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the playground.
Kerri thinks



My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: ask people to play my games so everyone has friends. Sometimes I play down the back but I should be down the front.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: I use my I-time card.

Kerri Thinks
You show rangatiratanga when you do the right thing like follow your i time card and do lots of helping and tidying without being asked. Remember to make sure you are always trying your best like during realy words, make sure you say the letters and the sounds to help you remember the words.

WOw

Sunday, 6 September 2015

My writing about mum

Writing
In High5 we have been practising writing to describe. That means we are trying to get the reader to see what we see, we are using our words to create a picture. We have been adding details to our writing to help make the picture clearer.

Task:
Our job is to do this planning and write our own story about a person in our family that is special to us.

Success Criteria:
  • I planned my writing 
  • I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
  • I did some fixing by myself
My writing:





How I am going

I planned my writing
Kerri thinks

 


I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
Kerri thinks


I did some fixing by myself
Kerri thinks

 

Reflection

My favourite part was: thinking about mum.

It was really hard when: having lots of different stories.

Something that really helped me was: Tracey and my letter card.

Something new I learned was: listen to the sounds in my words.

Kerri Thinks
Wow Daniel! What a great story about your mum. Thank you for sharing her with us. I think your planning started with talking to Deb and Tracey and sharing your ideas and then you locked your story on your fingers.
You are working hard to hear the sounds in your words, find them on your sound card and write them down. Keep on using your stretchy cat arm and make sure you really stretch out those words so you can lots of sounds!