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.
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I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the playground.
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My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: doing something with nobody looking.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: reading because I follow my I time.

It was really hard when: you want to do it but you don't really care about it.

Kerri Thinks
Rangatiratanga is all about solving problems and thinking for yourself. You are leading by example when you follow your i time chart and make sure you are doing the right thing. Showing initiative is when you make some decisions for yourself, like making sure you get the must dos done first.
It is tricky to show initiative is tricky when you are not sure what to do, take some time, do some thinking and make a choice.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Using what I know

WALT: think about what I already know before I start reading

Success Criteria:
  • I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
  • I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
  • I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
  • I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read

How I am going

I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
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I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
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I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
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I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read
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Reflection

Thinking about what I already know helps me because: it makes me think about my story and it gets me ready to read and learn.

It was really hard when: we talked about the crocodile crèche and we didn't know what it was.

Something that really helped me was: lots of practise and listening to the group.

Something new I learned was: talking and thinking before I start reading helps me to understand what I read.

Kerri Thinks
It is really helpful to think about what you already know about the story before you start reading. It means you already have ideas in your head and are ready for new thinking. When we chat about the books before and after reading I think you listen to others and share your ideas too.
Your next step is to inclrease your fluency, making your reading sound like talking and reading the punctuation. Practising plays with your group will help this.

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
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I can use a picture to show my thinking
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I can use materials to show my thinking
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My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
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Reflection
My favourite part was: using materials to help me solve the problems because it helps me to see my thinking.

It was really hard when: figuring out the question was asking and where to start.

Something that really helped me was: using lots of different materials like the jelly beans and counters and teddy bears.

Something new I learned was: different fractions like 1/4 and 1/5. I leaned that fractions are fair shares, they are the same size, same number or same shape.

Kerri Thinks
What great learning about fractions you have done this term. I am pleased you use the materials to help you show your thinking. You can find fractions of shapes and sets like bags of lollies and your fractions are fair.
Remember when problem solving, slow down and think about what the question is asking and then think about what you already know. Lots of thinking and drawing pictures can help you solve tricky problems. I love how you have a go and take some risks in your learning!!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

My writing

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
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I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
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I did some fixing by myself
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Reflection

My favourite part was: writing and planning my writing 

It was really hard when: we wanted to talk but we could't talk

Something that really helped me was: my thingking

Something new I learned was: planing my writing help keeps my Idea

Kerri thinks
What a beautiful piece of writing Awhina.You have thought hard about what you know and have written from your heart. Remember to add loads of ideas to your plan so you can use it as you write.

Remember, when you are reflecting on your learning please add some more details. You can do this by adding a because.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Wearable arts

We have been learning all about design on our way to create our wearable art garment. We started with some challenges…
1. In teams create and build the tallest tower
We have been learning all about design on our way to create our wearable art garment. We started with some challenges…


Our tower is the tallest, but we didn't finish in time.

We worked together; sharing ideas and elping each other. We have learned that it is really important to design and plan our creations before we start. This means we all know what we are trying to make.
2. Build a shelter for Leo our class bear


We learned that it can be very tricky to work in groups and we all have to take turns.
3. Work together to create a costume for 1 member of our team to model. 
Here we are in our costumes!
Workgin together to share ideas.

We remembered that it is important to design our work before we start. We also learned that we have to be careful with our materials, newspaper and tinfoil rip quiet easily.

We are going to use what we have learned to create our wearable arts garment.

Success Criteria:

  • Research and find my inspiration
  • Design and plan my garment (How I see things)
  • Follow my plan to create my garment
  • Create a garment that is going to last
  • Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message
My story


Photo of me in my garment


How I am going

Research and find my inspiration
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Design and plan my garment (How I see things) 
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Follow my plan to create my garment
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Create a garment that lasts
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Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message
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Reflection
My favourite part was: making my garment because we got to make what we wanted and add what we wanted. 

It was really hard: to keep my mask on when I walking and dancing. It kept falling down and I couldn't see very well.

Something that really helped me was: my mum and Heidi's mum helped me with my making

Something new I learned was: you have to make a plan and a design before you start making.

Kerri Thinks
What great learning Awhina, design is a very important part of the technology process. I am pleased you enjoyed the making and working with Heidi's mum and your mum. It is great to share your learning with your mum. Masks can be very tricky to make... remember you can try to tighten the elastic to fix your mask or make bigger eyes. Part of technology is trying something and then fixing and trying again.