Thursday, 25 June 2015

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

How I am going

I can ask questions
Kerri thinks
 


I think about what might happen
Kerri thinks


I look closely (observe)
Kerri thinks
 


I share my ideas
Kerri thinks


Reflection

I really like:

I think I need to practice:

Something that really helped me was:




Kerri thinks

Monday, 8 June 2015

Discovery time

Ryan loves discovery time. He loves to explore all the different equipment. Ryan is able to work by himself or with a group during discovery. This means Ryan has loads of fun and does lots of learning.
Ryan love to play with the cars
 and garage during discovery time.


Sharing the play dough and "cooking" together.

Ryan is making wheat.

Busy at Brunch

Ryan is working with some big kids to master the 'yellow walking things'. Great job Ryan! You are sharing, trusting and listening to the helpers. What a great smile, you have shown excellence by working hard and not giving up when it got tricky.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Reading

WALT: make predictions about what I read

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 your predicitons about the story. Then record yourself reading a page or 2. Were your predicitons correct? Did you have to change them as you read?
Remember to show your learning, check the success criteria… Have you reached your goal?

Success Criteria:
  • I use the title, the blurb and the pictures to make predications.
  • I use what I have already read to make predications.
  • I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
  • I read in a clear voice. 


How I am going
I use the title, the blurb and the pictures to make predications.
Kerri thinks
 
 


I use what I have already read to make predications.
Kerri thinks
 


I have included a picture of the book I am reading.
Kerri thinks
 


 I read in a clear voice. 
Kerri thinks
 
 


Reflection

I really like:

I think I need to practice:

Something that really helped me was:

Kerri thinks



Thursday, 4 June 2015

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
Kerri thinks



I kept on practising even when it was tricky
Kerri thinks



I encouraged others (excellence in my talk)
Kerri thinks



I used my manners, shared and I included other people in my games (excellence in my play)
Kerri thinks


Reflection

I really like:

I think I need to practice:

Something that really helped me was:

Kerri thinks