Sunday, 24 November 2013

Writing Term 4


I am learning to: write a description of an animal.

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


Our animal is the giraffe.It is a very tall animal and it has a two metre long neck. It has small knobs and it likes green leaves. It can't run .


Typed and written by Conor, Xiyi and Kade.

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
Thinking
Using language, symbols and text
Participating and contributing 
Relating to others

Student reflection from a Discovery session:  In Discovery Time I made a daffodil. I showed Active Thinking by listening to the teacher before I started making. 

CARE Term 4


Student Response: I show Excellence by taking my time with my work.

Dance Term 4


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 to see us practising our dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PPhGz1lLLE&safe=active

Monday, 18 November 2013

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgQ1_GEC8ZM

Wednesday, 18 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.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Maths Term 3

Click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2LjChvi0Is

We are learning to: Convert 10s into 100s. This is working out how many 10s are in a number over 100.

To be successful we need to: Understand that 10 ones fit into 10 and 10 groups of 10 fit into 100.

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.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

My 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.


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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Inquiry Term 2



We are learning to express our understandings of change.
Task:
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 understand how plants and animals change.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

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 most popular colour or least popular colour. 

Child Comment: 10 people like pink.

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: Read my writing to check it makes sense.