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.