Tuesday, 8 April 2014


WALT: ask questions as we read to make sure we understand what we read.

  • I learned to: re read and do a i wonder
  • Most challenging was: to always make the word the rite sound
  • Next step is to: get better at making the rite sound
Tom, your reading does sound right, you use your fix up strategies to help with new and tricky words. You can use prediction as a strategy to help you to 'tune in' to what you are going to read and this is helping you to better understand the text. You are also beginning to use questioning to help understand what you are reading. Remember to ask questions before you read and to keep thinking about and recording your wonderings.Kerri


Term One Value

Kotahitanga (Unity/Togetherness)

Values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which we think and act. In fact everything we do reflects our values!

WALT: Show kotahitanga with our little buddies from Busy Bees

Task: Create a poster showing kotahitanga

Success Criteria:

  • Include a clear Image
  • Include our name and our buddies name
  • Show and explain kotahitanga (working together)
  • Our poster makes sense


How am I going showing?
I think
My buddy thinks
i show friendship when i play games
he is doing very good
i like to share with other friends
he is doing very good
i show teamwork when i do music
he is doing very good
Looking out for each other
i look out for classmates when there hurt
he is doing very good

* Yellow Hat
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you?
* Black Hat
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
* Red Hat              
How do I feel about kotahitanga?
i like kotahitanga because i like to

Tom, you are a fabulous team member and you always try your best in a team. You can listen to the ideas of others and share your own ideas. Remember that sometimes compromise is the secret to success. You look out for people who are hurt, classmates and your little buddy…you make a fantastic big buddy helping Keira with her learning.

Tom 1 Term Art

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We have been creating a variety of art pieces this term. These pieces are all about ourselves and sharing our stories. We have used different media like collage, watercolour, crayon and clay to create our art. We are beginning to make choices as artists. Each piece of art shares a little about us.
WALT: share our stories and ideas through art.
WALT: explore a variety of media and make choices about
how we want our finished piece to look
Success criteria: * our message is clear
* our art represents us
* we have tried different media
* we choose the media to create the
effect we want

I Think
My Buddy Thinks
my message is clear
my message is clear because I always check
he always cheeks befor
my art represents me
my art represents me because i do it  my way.
Kind of
I have tried different media
i like useing water pants.
he has tried different media
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
water paints.
I don't know
my favourite media is… because
water pants because if you put to much water on the pants it dosint show

Tom, you have experimented with all the different media we have used this term and have created some beautiful pieces. You are beginning to make choice as an artist about how you want your finished piece to look. Your reflection shows you understand how to get the water paints to produce the depth of colour you want. Fantastic learning!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

learning to learn

    Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 9.20.12 PM.pngWALT: Learning to Learn

    Success Criteria:
    • I know what I am learning to do
    • I know what I need to to to get better
    • I plan activities that are going to help my learning
    • I follow my plan
    • use my learning time wisely (complete my activities on time)
    We are on the path to becoming self directed learners in Adventure 9. This means we are beginning to make choices that help us grow as learners. We know what we are learning and what we need to do to get better.

I think
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
i now wat to do because i listen to the teacher.
but he doesn't all the time
I know what I need to do to get better
i know what to do because i re check.
he does it every
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
i sometimes plan activities that are going to help me.
yes he always.
I follow my plan

i follow my plan sometimes.
yes tom only does it sometimes.
I use my learning time wisely
i use my time wisely a little.
only sometimes.