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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Matariki art with our little buddies

“Matariki Sample”
Purpose: To share our learning about Matariki; what is it? And how we can celebrate Matariki in our own way?
WALA: Matariki

Choices:
  • Retell the story of Matariki like a play
  • Write a story about Matariki
  • Make a model about Matariki
  • Create a piece of art about Matariki
  • Learn and sing songs.
  • Create a movie about Matariki to share (it could be a legend or about Matariki)
  • Create a facts Kahoot about Matariki
  • Create a TV commercial advertising Matariki
  • Create a debate about this statement: “Matariki Day should be a National Holiday”

Task:
  • Choose one of the above activities
  • Ask yourself: Will it suit my buddy? Is it appropriate for the amount of people in my group?
  • Research some facts about Matariki: What, When, Where, Why, How, Who?
  • What resources do you need?
  • Prepare the things you need for Friday morning for buddy time
  • On Friday you will have from 9:30 - 11am to complete it with your buddy
  • The following week you will have more time to edit / practise / put on the final touches
  • Be prepared to share with the whole-school on Thursday Matariki Day
Groups:
Phoebe, Freya, Ruby & Kalia (Rm 3)
Annaliese, Noah, Mason & Troy (Rm 4)
Toby, Lenni, Ryder, Jack (Breakout rm 4/5)
Hannah,Abby, Manaia, Addisyn (Rm 6)
Samantha, Halle, Aroha, Layla (Rm 6)
Azahra, Cohen, Luca, Mac
Emily, Renae, Emma, Max, Samuel (Rm6)
Emily S, Charlotte, Liwan, Porsha (Rm4)
Angus, Mason, Kairo, Benji, James (Rm 3)
Richard, Shrawan, Max, Shaun, Jackson (Staffroom)
Bella, Jayde, Miracle, .. (Rm4).
Billy, Gordon, Jayden (Rm 3 office)
Kate, Tahu, Braydon (Sick bay)







What do you enjoy the most and why? I enjoyed making the art with my little buddy and my best friend.

What challenged you the most and why? It challenged me when We had to paint the blue sky all one way.

What do you need to get better at and why? I need to get better at not putting to much paint on my paint brush.

How can adults help you with this goal? They can encourage me to do art at home.


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Eel writing

EEL

Hi, I am an eel. A humongous eel. Obviously the other sea animals will be scared.
Or it will be the total opposite, they might make fun of me of my tiny-winy problems with getting around the place without other animals making fun of me. Of course it will be hard to move around the place, well what do you expect from me, I’m a five meter eel with three fins, 1 giant one on the top and 2 tiny ones. The only other sea animal who is nice to me is Abby the eel. She is the only other five metre eel in the manawatu river. Its really nice having a friend like me so then I’m not the only one who gets
teased around here.

And plus Abby and I  give the bullies pay back any way so we don’t mind.
Oh no there are the blobby twoleg humans again and there trying to
capture Abby the eel. ‘ But thats not going to happen there is no way I’m going
to let them take my only friend.’ Then I slithered out of the seawed and spoke 
up for my friend. ‘ Come on, we need to give those stupid,’ I didn’t 
even finish my sentence before a mighty roar erupted behind us.
‘ Those stupid what?’’  ROARED the fat fish. ‘ Fat fish.’ I whispered.’
Suddenly the fish grew very angry ‘ No-one calls US STUPID and gets away with it.’’ The fat fish yelled. ‘ We just did.’ Abby shot back at them. Who said that!!!!’’ demanded the fat fish.

We didn’t even get time to answer before a deadly hook was lowered down into the water.
It severed the fat fish in the neck and winched him up into the air. ‘We’d better go,’’
Abby stated. ‘It sure has been an eventful day’’ 
Then we swim away into the darkness.


Well, that is the story of the fat fish

Maths sample

“Maths Sample”
Purpose: To share our maths strategies with our parents and evaluate how well we are doing in maths and find out how we can improve. Our parents can then help us at home.
WALT: (highlight one)
  • count on from the biggest number when adding two numbers together (e.g. 3+8 as 8, 9, 10, 11).
  • explore the different ways to manipulate numbers when adding 2 digits (e.g. 18+18+18 as 20+20+20=60-6).
  • explore the different ways to manipulate numbers when adding and subtracting 2 digits (e.g. 71-48 as 73-50).
  • explore decimal place value (e.g. how many 10ths, 100ths and 1000ths in a whole number).


Task:
  • Choose your maths goal so far from this term
  • Use the Showme app to “show” how you can solve the maths problem
  • Can you solve the problem using a different strategy?
  • Speak clearly into your ipad - keep your ipad still
  • Get a buddy to view it
  • Save Showme as: ‘Your Name’ Term 2 Maths Sample
  • Get an adult to check it.
  • Copy embed code, paste into the HTML section on your blog.


  • Copy and paste title, purpose, task
  • What is your maths stage?
  • Put a target on your stage for this term:  


Stage 4
Counting on & back with 10’s as the unit
Early Stage 5
Simple part whole strategies to 100
Stage 5
Simple part whole strategies to 1000
Stage 6
Wide range of part whole strategies


What do you enjoy in maths and why? I enjoy maths because it helps me get smarter and so then I will grow up with a good healthy and bright brain.


What challenges you the most and why? I find things like 98-65= hard because I’m still learning how to get them right straight away.
                                                                      
What do you need to get better at in maths and why? I need to get better at stuff like 138-79= because I need to get faster at those.
                                                                        


How can adults help you with this goal? My parents can help me with my learning because if I get a question wrong then they can help me figure it out in a better and faster way of solving the problem.



Friday, 5 June 2015

Buddy spelling test


Writing sample

The little skeleton and the horrible adventure

Hi’ I'm a dead skeleton. I’m not a very happy skeleton because all you do is lie around all day getting burned in the middle of a boiling hot beach. One day a grown man came over to me with his son called Luca ‘Wow Dad, lets take this skeleton home to study it.’ Awesome, it sounds like their going to take me home I said. Hopefully then they will take me back into my body so I won’t be just living in bones, I’ll have an awesome adventure. But then they throw me into a container with lots of sand and plants. ‘Wait’ I said to myself, this was not part of the plan. You said you were going to have a good look at me, say goodbye and get my body part put back in and take me home. Suddenly they started to run back to this funny shaped vehicle. BUMP BUMP OWW OWW OWWW  
why do they have to put me at the back of the car? Maybe this isn’t a very good adventure. Then we got out of the vehicle and got out, they put me in the hallway when they sat the table eating dinner. 

“I hope I will return to the beach one day”, I said to myself. I will never lose hope (hopefully). About six hours later it was pitch black I couldn’t  see anything, ‘I think every one is asleep’’ I whispered to myself.
‘Time to escape’’, wait a minute, if I’m a dead skeleton then I can’t move so I will have to ask someone to move me myself.

The next morning the little boy came running out of the door ‘Mum can we go back to the beach to take the skeleton back’ he shouted at the top of his lungs. ‘I could hardly believe my dead ears, it sounded like he actually wanted to take me back home. ‘Ok hop in the car then’ said the boys mum. I finally got picked up again and carried back into the car. ‘BUMP BUMP OWW OWW OOOWWW’ I shouted’. Why do they have to put me in the back of the car. Suddenly I heard the engine stop and we got out of the car. Yayyy I said out loud. At first the people stood there but then they left. ‘Good bye.’

The End

“Writing Sample”
Purpose: To share our writing goals with our parents and evaluate how well we did so we can improve. Our parents can then help us at home.
WALT: PIES
Task:
  • Choose your favourite story so far from this term
  • Reread to make sure it makes sense, does it match my walt?
  • Do some more writing to finish (3 paragraphs minimum)
  • Fix up spelling, paragraphs, capital letters so that it’s ready for a reader
  • Get a buddy to read it
  • Publish writing (do a good copy of it)
  • Get an adult to check it.
  • Put it on your blog

  • Copy and paste title, purpose, task
  • What is your writing goal?
  • Put a target on your goal for this term:  💪

Generating Ideas
  • thinking, planning, brainstorming, building 💪
Organising Ideas
  • thinking, mapping, sifting, sorting, re-wording
Words
  • adding detail, language features, nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, both technical and precise.
Sentences
  • simple, short, long, complex, compound, variety, connectives, adverbial, adjectival.
Re-crafting
reading, re-reading, re-crafting, adding punctuation, adding, taking away, seeking feedback.


Copy and paste your favourite sentence here: Why is it your favourite sentence? I like the sentence because it doesn't actually make the skeleton sound dumb because it is dead.
‘Time to escape’’, wait a minute, if I’m a dead skeleton then I can’t move so I will have to ask someone to move me myself.

What challenged you the most and why? Getting it done on the last day for my ticket to lunch.

What do you need to get better at in your writing and why? Well Nic put me in the group for words so I guess that I need to work on words.

How can adults help you with this goal? They can help us get better at our goal and help us fixing mistakes.