Sunday, 21 September 2014


 write to inform

Success Criteria
  • Create a clear image in the readers mind
  • Have a clear message (big idea)
  • Powerful words (precise, clear)
  • Reread writing and check for impact

I choose this piece to publish because... It made sence and I finished it

I need to practise... Doing paragraphs so you can read my writing 
I am pleased writing because I got the  hiwi the kiwi message in my 

WALT: edit and publish our writing

Success Criteria
  • Use a font and colour that can be easily read
  • Must make sense
  • Correct spelling
  • Correct punctuation
  • Change at least 3 words to add impact for the reader

How to be safe on the boat and in the water 

[Marine Reserves. You can’t fish in Marine Reserves because the fish are protected there.] One day i was walking along a warf with my fishing line when i saw movement 
in the water. I cast my line. Whizz, splash! I waited for a while and….. weeee a snapper
shot out of the sparkling blue bath like lightning and gave me a fright!  I almost fell in witch is lucky I didn’t, so always wear a life Jacket !! I REPEAT,always where a life Jacket!! I ran over  to my dad breathless and told him about it. Then I said ’look at my
snapper’. It was in saltwater ice.Always put saltwater fish in saltwater ice and freshwater fish in freshwater ice. I saw Gaby and I said ‘ hi Gaby and Gaby said ‘ hi’ back. That is the end of my adventure. [  I got a big fish and i put it back because it might have babys.]  

Thursday, 18 September 2014


WALT:  Gather Information

Kerri (cooking)- Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while cooking different dishes from around the world. We have thought about and chosen a question that we are interested in. This is to help us find out and understand more about food and cultures from around the world. Then we started researching, gathering information, and moved through the ‘Get it, Sort it, Use it’ inquiry model.
1. What are you most proud of? Finding infomation and

2. What did you find challenging?

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is?

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Harriet's maths

Maths Sample

The blue question is the easiest and the green question is the most difficult.

Task:        Choose at least 2 questions to answer and record the questions, thinking and answers on your blog. Your thinking may be in the form of photos (from your maths book or using equipment or a whiteboard), an educreations or show me clip.

Success Criteria:
o   Question, thinking and answer recorded
o   Clear thinking
o   Use what you know to help
o   Correct answer (buddy check)


You have 20 jellybeans to place on a cake.
Each ¼ of the cake should have the same number of jellybeans on it.
How many jellybeans go on each ¼?

Alex and his friends ate 12 slices of pizza.
Each slice is ¼ of a pizza.
How many pizzas do they eat altogether?

There are 20 lollies on a birthday cake.
If you eat 2/5 of the cake, how many lollies do you eat?

There are 30 children who go to a country school. 3/5 of them travel to school by bus.
How many children is that?

Reflection ECG
Thinking back over your fraction learning…

How do you feel about your learning or what you have learned?
I feel happy because i can repeat a growing pattern.
What do you know and/or understand?
I know that in fractions the bottom number tells you how many pieces there
What could you do now to further your learning?
Use reapeting patterns more ofen

Thursday, 28 August 2014

My goal dolphin

These are my smart goals.
 They are goals that are smart goals. They help me with my learning.
WALT: set SMART goals
Task: set a learning goal, a behaviour goal and an at home goal. Create a goal fish to display you goals.
Success Criteria

  • I can read my goals
  • My goals are specific
  • My goals are measurable 
  • My goals are important to me
Reflection Questions

I think
My learning partner thinks
I can read my 

My goals are specific

My goals are measurable

My goals are important to me

Harriet, you have thought hard about your goals and what you want to achieve, setting at home and school goals to help you to grow as a learner and a person. Taking responsibility for your clothes (and other possessions) is important and will help you become more focused. Keep working hard on your basic facts learning and you will keep climbing the ladder. Soon it will be time to set new goals!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Get it, Sort it, Use it reading

Task: use the ‘get it, sort it, use it’ model of inquiry to find out about the commonwealth games and share what we have learned.

WALT: use our prior knowledge to help us understand what we read.  (Get it)
WALT: Summarise what we read to help us understand what we read.   (Get it and Sort it)
WALT: use what we have learned from our reading. (Use it)

Success Criteria
ü 10 questions
ü Only one correct answer per question
ü Clear questions (not ambiguous)
ü Image matches the question

Reflection Questions

I followed the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process by… 
finding  info and putting it in my kahoot so my Kahoot has more info 
My next step when I use the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process is…
 find more info and have more ideas so we can have more pages of Kahoot 
The fun part of the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process was… was the use it part because we got to do a poster about sickness. We did it do no one wlii get sick
You have thought about your learning and used your reading strategies to help as you read to make meaning and grow your understanding and knowledge. You and your group worked to create a kahoot and we had fun using them in class to check our understanding about the Commonwealth Games.
Harriet, I can see you noticed we used the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process in reading when you reading all about microbes. When else do we use this inquiry process?

Monday, 28 July 2014

Te Reo

WALTuse Te Reo in a simple conversation.

Task: create a puppet pals animation to share your Te Reo learning.

Success Criteria
  • clear voice
  • saying the right words (makes sense) 
  • animation matches the words
  • trying our best pronunciation

I think
My learning partner thinks
I used a clear voice
I used a clear voice so people
can hear me.

I couldn't hear her that we'll because she was a little bit soft
I used the right words
I used the right maori words.
She used the right Maori words
My animation matched my words
My maori words matched my
normal words
They matched her normal words
What did I find challenging? 
I found trying to say the maori words challenging
That could be very challenging  because you need to get the right words
What did I like about…
what i liked about it is that we got to make movies
That must be fun
Harriet, you and Kayla have created a fantastic animation to share your Te Reo learning. You have made sure your voices are clear and you have the correct words. I love that you and Kayla created a script and practised so you knew what to sat. Your animation matched your words, except when you asked for the book...I don't how mermaid ballerinas can read!