Sunday, 24 November 2013

Writing Term 4

I am learning to: Describe a sea creature from the story Commotion in the Ocean.

What I need is: 
Describing words
What the animal is
What the animal looks like
What the animal does


It looks like a scary animal. It lives in the bottom of the ocean. It is a shark. It eats people and it is white. My shark fights with a swordfish. I feel sad because it eats people.


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Discovery Term 4

We are learning to engage in positive relationships with others and focus on developing the key competencies:
Managing self
Using language, symbols and text
Participating and contributing 
Relating to others

Student reflection from a Discovery session:  I drew a picture with Xiyi, Kaidynn, Jasper, Joey and Zoe. I tried my best and this is Excellence.    

CARE Term 4

Student response: I show Excellence when I take my time with my learning.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Term 4 Dance

We are learning to: express ourselves creatively through dance.

To be successful we need to:
  • Learn the specific steps to the dance
  • Keep in time to the music
  • Follow instructions
  • Try our best

Click on the link below of Room 21 and 2 practising together:

Music Term 4

We are learning to: recognise different sections of music and respond through singing, moving, playing and creating.

To be successful we need to:
  • Listen carefully to the music
  • Move as directed by the words in the song
  • Sing as we move

Click on the link below:

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Gymnastics Term 3

We are learning to: do a pencil roll.

To be successful we need to: put our arms above our head, have our hands palm to palm, our legs together and keep our bodies as straight as we can.

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Maths Term 3

We are learning to: Count on and back to solve problems within 100.

Success Criteria: Start from the bigger number and count on or back to solve problems. Solve these in our heads or use a hundreds board to help us.

Click on link below:

Monday, 16 September 2013

Reading Term 3

Teacher question: What do good readers do?

Student’s response: They leave out a word they don’t know and come back to it. They ask themselves if what they have read makes sense. They sound out tricky words.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Mihi Term 3

Te Reo Māori Mihi

We are learning to:
   Introduce ourselves in Te Reo Māori.
   Communicate personal information, such as our name, parents’ and grandparents’ names and home town in Te Reo Māori. 
To be successful we need to:
   Speak clearly and fluently.
   Use short simple sentences of Te Reo Māori to communicate personal information.

Click on the link below:

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Inquiry Term 2

We are learning to express our understandings of change.
Teacher Instruction - With this play dough or paper, make or draw what you know about change.
Teacher Question- What have you made or drawn to show me what you know about change?

Note: The first photo has been taken at the start of the unit and the second photo has been taken in the middle of the unit.

Teacher Comment:  You have an understanding of how animals change in a life cycle. 

Mathematics with Statistics Term 2

I am learning to
Create a tally chart on Room 21’s favourite colours. Use this and a class graph to make statements.
Success Criteria
·     Ask a question to gather information.
·     Create a tally chart correctly.
·     Make a statement on the data: For example the most popular colour or the least popular colour. 

Child Comment: Dollies are the most popular thing.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Writing Term 2

I am learning to
Write an information report on the Venus Fly Trap.
Success Criteria
·     Include what it is, what it looks like, where it is found and what it does.
 Next Step: Use capital letters in the correct place.