Thursday, 6 November 2014

My prove it

Were doing a thing called C.A.F.E and I am in  Expand vocab. For our prove it we have to make a dictionary. I made it on an i pad and the app is called Popplet. Here is my prove it. 

Friday, 19 September 2014


WALT: gather information

Eb (dress from around the world)-

Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different cultural dress from around the world. The first stage of an inquiry is to gather information ‘Get It’. First we chose a culture we wanted to find out more about and then started researching. 


1. What are you most proud of?
Using different sources.
2. What did you find challenging?
finding the right information.
3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is?
to connect my learning with the topic.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Catch me if you can

Catch Me If You Can

This term we have been learning to get free for a pass. We have practiced a dodge, a change of pass and using a change of direction to get away from a defender so we are free for a pass.

Task: Create a video to demonstrate your learning
Success Criteria:
· Use a good filming technique
· Think about your pass
· Name the move you are doing
· Clearly show the move
· Show a variety of moves

2 Stars and a wish
· use the 2 stars to think about 2 things you really liked and got better at during this terms catch me if you can
· use the wish to think about 1 thing that could be better

Friday, 12 September 2014

My 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)


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?

How do you feel about your learning or what you have learned?
I think I know most of my fractions but I need to work on my number lines.
What do you know and/or understand?
I now sort of understand sorting out fractions on the number line but I think I need more practice.
What could you do now to further your learning?
I could practise the sorting out fractions on the number line.

Friday, 15 August 2014

My goal fish

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 
I can read my goals on my dolphin. I can see them nice and clearly.
Its simple to read so I can read it.
My goals are specific
My goals are specific because when I said saving my money so I can get a ipad mini. I didn't say saving my money I said what I was saving up for.
I can under stand it so its specific.
My goals are measurable
I can reach my goals. Sometimes it might take me a long time to do my goal but it least I can do my goal.
their simple and hard but measurable.
My goals are important to me
My goals are important to me because I really want to climb the basic facts ladder because so when I go to Kerri for the basic facts ladder I just say the anser strat away
your goals are important to you.
This is my goal fish. 
I have all my goals on this dolphin.

Abby, you have thought hard about what you want and set goals to help you get there. I can see that these are important to you and you have thought about how to measure success. It can be tricky to measure 'responsible' but I am sure that looking after Bubbles will help.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The hunter cat Bubbles

WALT: 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

My thinking questions

I choose this piece to publish because... It was one of my best peaces of writing because I really liked having a chose to write about.
I need to practise... My spelling.
I am pleased that... I got to choose my peace that I liked to publish.

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
                         The hunter cat Bubbles

Sometimes like once a month Bubbles catches a  mice, mouse, bird or a lizard. “yes a bird! The poor pretty birds. I really feel sorry for the birds.” One day Bubbles caught a lizard. It looked gross with all the blood. “Ugg” The next day she caught a bird. Then a mice. “Crazy right? THREE DAYS IN A ROW OF CATCHING THINGS!!!”
Bubbles catches all the things like birds, mice’s, mouse’s and lizards outside in the back garden. I didn’t like the look of the mice or mouse. “Ugg” I just wish Bubbles would just stop catching things like animals but cat toys… well I think that would be much better.

                                          The End

Abby, you have used the publishing success criteria to make sure this piece can be easily read, remember to keep checking the spelling and the punctuation. You have used an idea from your 'Pet Peeves' page in your writers notebook as inspiration. I can understand why Bubbles catching lots of animals is yukky and you would like her to play with toys!
Remember to add more details to your writing to help the reader get a clearer picture...what does Bubbles look like when she is hunting? what can you hear - does Bubbles purr?

Friday, 8 August 2014

Commonwealth Games

Reading Blog post

We have been practising using the ‘Get it, Sort it, Use it’ inquiry method in our reading. You have all done a lot of reading about the commonwealth games as your get it.
Now it is time to sort it and use it. As part of your get it sort it you have used the before and after web and a KWL chart. To complete the sort it you need to think of 3 or 4 questions (and the answers) that are interesting to you.
Now it is use it time… you need to create a kahoot ( using your questions and answers from the sort it.

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…
Doing some finding out to see what the real ansers are.
My next step when I use the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process is…
 To use Get it, Sort it and use it more in inquiry.
The fun part of the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process was…
Doing some finding out and some research.

Abby, you used your reading skills to quickly find information to use in your kahoot. You and your group, were able to sort the information into questions (and answers) and then to create a kahoot for the class try out.
Remember when reflecting and thinking about your learning to add more details and go a little deeper, adding a 'because' to your ideas might help. Reflecting about your learning helps you to grow as a learner, to think about what was tricky and to set goals.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Tē Reō

WALT: use 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

Abby, you and your group worked beautifully to create a video showing your Te Reo learning. You made sure all members of the group were included. You have thought about the success criteria, made sure you have the correct words to match the actions and used clear voices with correct pronunciation.
I am pleased you enjoyed creating this piece, I enjoyed watching it (and sharing it during assembly)!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

My pets at home

I love my cats! They are so cute!
This is Bubbles

This is Fatty

This is skippy

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Grasshopper Tennis

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WALT: improve our small ball skills and racket control skills.

Success Criteria
I think
My buddy thinks
I can balance and move the tennis ball on my racket.
Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 1.54.08 pm.png  balancing my ball on my racket was really easy.
I think your amazing because when I watch you look very focused.
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I can use the ‘temple’ position to hit the ball across the net to my partner.
I think I need some more practes.
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I think you are very wonder full at doing that type of stuff.
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I can use my skills to play games like ‘just juice’ and ‘lobster tennis’.
I need a bit more practise but I'm neally there!
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I think you do need a little bit more practes.Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 1.54.23 pm.png
You have thought hard about your reflection and used the success criteria to guide you. 
I think you are able to use the temple position most of the time and have successfully played all the grasshopper tennis games we have tried.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Tuseday 10 June 2014
I made some smothies
I didn't have vanilla ice cream so I used chocolate ice cream
(The ice cream is to make it creamier but you don't have to use ice cream )
1 Banana
1 scop Ice cream (if you want to don't have to)
Cut the banana  and put it in the blender
Put your 1 scop of ice cream if you want ice cream...
Then put your milk about 1/9

Haiku Deck

WALT: summarise what we read

 Success Criteria:
Find the key words
Record the main ideas
Retell what we have read

What have you learned? Not to copy the text when I write a summary.
Why is it important? because so we learn to summarise and understand.
How are you going to use what you have learned?  I can help other people summarise.
What is your next learning step? To remember what summariseing is (because somtimes I forget)
You are able to find and retell the main ideas during group discussions. When working with a buddy you need to remember to summarise the entire text. Sometimes that means you need to read it several times so you can be sure you have the main ideas. You can chat with your buddy to make sure you agree on the main ideas.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Kinetic and potential movie

WALT: create an i-movie to demonstrate kinetic and potential energy

How will we know our movie is successful?
ü   clear camera work (thinking about the sun, keeping the camera still-moving slowly, in focus)
ü   clear voices and image (volume, wind, background noises, mumbling)
ü clear message - might need to explain the images (text to match the words, is the science correct?)

Reflective Prompts:
I now know: what Kinetic and potential energy is because I did not really know but now I know. (remember potential energy is stored energy and kinetic energy is the energy of movement)
I enjoyed: 
The most difficult was: Choosing the idears that the group had because all the idears were really great!
Working with my group was: Ok because some of the group like one peoson wants to show the Kinetic and potential movie over at the slide and then the rest of the group wants to do it at the swings so it was a bit hard to chosie and also about the sun.

What a fantastic movie. You are clearly showing your understanding of kinetic and potential energy. You should be very proud of how you have grown as a scientist. You can use a model to show your learning and explore and explain what happens in our world using your new understandings... like how a puffer jacket keeps us warm and why we use ice to keep our drinks cold.