Wednesday, 23 September 2015

How much cake?

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number. 
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
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I can use a picture to show my thinking
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I can use materials to show my thinking
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My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
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Reflection

My favourite part was: doing quarters because they are half of a half. I like sharing fairly.

It was really hard when: problem solving because sometimes I get the sneers wrong. Sometimes I get so close. Sometimes I don't use materials and sometimes it is hard to know where to start.

Something that really helped me was: using materials like the cubes and the Jellybeans to show my thinking.

Something new I learned was: counting in halves, 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2

Kerri Thinks

You can find fractions of sets and shapes and count in halves. You know that fractions are fair shares - the same size, same shape, or same number.
It can be really tricky to know where to start when you are trying to solve problems. Remember to slow down and read the question a few times. That will help you know what the question is asking, then you can work out where to start. Keep on practising Sasha you are a great mathematician! 

Using what I know

WALT: think about what I already know before I start reading

Success Criteria:
  • I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
  • I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
  • I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
  • I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read

How I am going

I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
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I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
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I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
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I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read
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Reflection

Thinking about what I already know helps me because: it helps me to think about what I am reading. It helps to think about what might happen in the story.

It was really hard when: I don't change my i time so I don't have can dos at the start and must dos last.

Something that really helped me was: word work because it can make me get better at the spelling word 

Something new I learned was: I share my ideas with other friends because I'm a kind boy. I learned that thinking about what will happen next helps me to understand my reading.

Kerri Thinks
Talking and thiking before you start reading helps your brain to get ready for the story so that when you read it makes sense. Remember to use what you know to help you work out tricky words. We have talked about: reading on and reading back, looking for parts in the word that you know and thinking about the story. With support you can use all of these strategies.. you need to have a go by yourself.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Rangatiratanga

We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initiative).

This is what we think Rangatiratanga is...
  • Helping new kids –showing them what to do and where things are
  • Doing something without being asked
  • Helping
  • Solving problems for ourselves… thinking
  • Leading by example… showing by doing
  • It is not being a bossy boots
Rangatiratanga (Leadership and Initiative) - it is all about thinking and making some choices for ourselves. 

We need to think for ourselves!!


I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the classroom.
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I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the playground.
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My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: I help people when they need me, I am doing the right thing.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: I put the must dos first on my I time chart. I follow my time chart in order so I am doing the right thing.

It was really hard: to do the right thing all the time. Sometimes I don't know what to do.

Kerri Thinks
What great thinking to make sure you have done the must dos before the can dos. That will help your learning and you are showing leadership by doing the right thing. It can be tricky to show initiative when you are not sure what the right thing to do is. My advice is to slow down and think... what choice makes sense? perhaps you could ask a friend to help.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Mum's Story

Writing
In High5 we have been practising writing to describe. That means we are trying to get the reader to see what we see, we are using our words to create a picture. We have been adding details to our writing to help make the picture clearer.

Task:
Our job is to do this planning and write our own story about a person in our family that is special to us.

Success Criteria:
  • I planned my writing 
  • I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
  • I did some fixing by myself


My writing:

How I am going

I planned my writing
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I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
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I did some fixing by myself
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Reflection

My favourite part was: thinking about mum and she is going to love my story.

It was really hard when: I used full stops in the wrong spot

Something that really helped me was: adding the details to my writing

Something new I learned was: I can add loads of details to my writing to make my writing clear. I was describing my mum.

Kerri Thinks
Yes, your mum is going to love your beautiful story! Thank you for sharing your mum with us and you ahve added details to your writing so we can she her how you see her. Putting full stops in the correct place can be very tricky. Remember to reread you writing, when you need to take a breath ot when you have got to the end of an idea - that is where the full stop goes. If you reread your writing a couple of times and practise it will get easier.