Every term we do a reflection this term we have done a two stars and a wish.
Two stars and a wish is the reflection we have done this term.
The two stars are two things to celebrate and the wish is something to work on.
Here is mine!
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
- What room are you in?
What is your home room?
- P1 Nic
What was your overall highlight from all of this terms learning.
Inquiry with Troy because it really took me deep into my learning and helped me learn another language, the language I learnt was Arabic. I chose Arabic because not many other kids would know what it is. So now more kids know a bit of Arabic.
What excited you about the writing this term or made you feel successful?
Fantasy writing I loooooooooooooooove made up tales and fiction. This is the best way that I write. I don't really enjoy factual stuff. I find it harder to enjoy writing stuff that is factual. But it is enjoyable for me to write stuff that it fiction.
What are your next steps in writing?
Using more vocabulary and detail using more writers voice. I have been learning to link ideas between paragraphs this term and I think that I am improving. I would also like to focus on imagery because I am not using a lot of that.
How do you know what you’re learning to get better at and what quality work will look like?
- My teacher tells me.
- I use the success criteria. *
- My buddies give me feedback *
- I can see the progress I have made *
- Tests tell me
- * Star = the selected items
The value, Mana Motuhake (Self Awareness) has been our focus this term. How have you demonstrated this value?
Keeping focused throughout my learning time. Making sure that I got everything dome and completed my leaning in time or well before deadline.
This term we focused on cultures. What part of the inquiry process did you get better at?
I Liked and did well at the use it get is was ok and sort it is what I need to work on.
What are the things that drive and support your learning?
(Knowing yourself as a learner.)
A desk drives my learning. Sometimes working in pairs. But mainly by myself. Having a WALT and task being able to take something further to be challenged.
Do you have any other comments or feedback
No, except for a big thanks to all the teachers and staff who have helped me with my learning this term.
Thanks for completing the survey. Well done on another wonderful term.
How would you rate this term?
- Best ever !
- I know I could do better
- I need to talk to my teacher
Friday, 19 September 2014
WALT: Gather information
Every Wednesday we have been working through the Get it, Sort it, Use it model to inquire about different countries around the world and their languages/culture. We each brainstormed a potential list of subjects and chose what we wanted to find out more about and then started our research.
Matrix showing what you think and what your inquiry teacher thinks.
My Teacher thinks:
Get It, Sort It, Use It Model
Being able to count to ten in Arabic and having a successful poster with lift the flaps!
2. What did you find challenging?
Saying the words right! And reading the symbols!
3. My next ‘Get It’ goal is?
To learn how to read and write in Arabic. WITHOUT use using Google translate!
Friday, 12 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Term 3 Maths Sample
WALT: To find patterns and describe them using rules.
Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.
Task: Make a short movie or poster to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.
- Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it
- Clear message
- Two questions to show your learning
- Correct answer
The houses: The first pattern is made out of 6 sticks. The 2 pattern is made out of 10 sticks. The 3 patten is made out of 16. Because you are adding five each time it is n for number of pattern (n x 5)+1 you plus one for the saved line. So we want the 11 pattern so (11 x 5)+1=56
Octagon: The 1 pattern has 8 sticks the next one has 15 sticks the next 21.
You are adding 7 + the shared line so (n x 7)+1
Lets say that we want the 24 pattern so that would be (24 x 7)+1=53
- What are you most proud of and why?
I like the way that I put brackets around the bit you do first.
- What challenged you the most and why?
I felt in the pit when I was working out the second one
- Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Making a movie and keeping more focused.
Feedback/Feedforward: Great work Bella! I like the way you told the reader why you need to add one. Maybe next time you could explain why you like the way you put the brackets round the bit you do first.