Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014

Catch me if you can

This is my catch me if you can video I made I hope you like it

Thursday, 18 September 2014


WALT:  Gather Information

Eb (dress from around the world)-
Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different cultural dress from around the world. The first stage of an inquiry is to gather information ‘Get It’. First we chose a culture we wanted to find out more about and then started researching.

1. What are you most proud of? That is not the same necklace.

2. What did you find challenging?  Connecting the pieces.

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is?   To find more information. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Maths - Fractions

Maths Sample

The blue question is the easiest and the green question is the most difficult.

Task:        Choose at least 2 questions to answer and record the questions, thinking and answers on your blog. Your thinking may be in the form of photos (from your maths book or using equipment or a whiteboard), an educreations or show me clip.

Success Criteria:
o   Question, thinking and answer recorded
o   Clear thinking
o   Use what you know to help
o   Correct answer (buddy check)


You have 20 jellybeans to place on a cake.
Each ¼ of the cake should have the same number of jellybeans on it.
How many jellybeans go on each ¼?

Alex and his friends ate 12 slices of pizza.
Each slice is ¼ of a pizza.
How many pizzas do they eat altogether?

There are 20 lollies on a birthday cake.
If you eat 2/5 of the cake, how many lollies do you eat?

There are 30 children who go to a country school. 3/5 of them travel to school by bus.
How many children is that?

Reflection ECG
Thinking back over your fraction learning…

How do you feel about your learning or what you have learned?

What do you know and/or understand?

What could you do now to further your learning?

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Smart Goals

WALT: set SMART goals
Task: set a learning goal, a behaviour goal and an at home goal. Create a goal fish to display you goals.

Success Criteria
I can read my goals
My goals are specific
My goals are measurable
My goals are important to me

These is my smart goals. I hope you like it.

( At netball stay with my partner ) ( To go up 4 steps on the basic facts ladder ) ( To take risks in my learning )

Reflection Questions

I think
My learning partner thinks
I can read my 

yes because I put them in a good place

My goals are specific
yes because I picked them wise

My goals are measurable

yes because I know when I have done it

My goals are important to me

yes because I picked them wise 

Grace, you have thought about some goals that are very important to you. Using the basic facts ladder is a great idea because it is measurable and you can see when you have climbed up steps. I love that you are wanting to take more risks in your learning - that will really help you to grow as a successful learner ready to take on bigger and bigger challenges! It might be a tricky goal to measure though, we need to put our head together and have a think how this is going to work.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My holiday

WALT: write to inform

Success Criteria
  • Create a clear image in the readers mind
  • Have a clear message (big idea)
  • Powerful words (precise, clear)
  • Reread writing and check for impact

I choose this piece to publish because... So people can know what i did in Australia and it is like they are there with me 
I need to practise... I need to do my plan in more ways 
I am pleased about... what i have choice what to do 

WALT: edit and publish our writing

Success Criteria
  • Use a font and colour that can be easily read
  • Must make sense
  • Correct spelling
  • Correct punctuation
  • Change at least 3 words to add impact for the reader

When I went to Australia for one week with my mum I went because I was seeing my sister. We both went shopping, the next day. I got to pick which shops we went to. I got some things for friends and I gave the things for them and they loved it. I got lots of stuff. I got some things from Smiggle like some little animal rubbers and some pens that have got lots of colours and some key rings. On the 5th night my mum Jenna and I went out for dinner. I had some nuggets and chips and it was so yum. When I was done I wanted more, so I had some ice cream with chocolate all over it. I am glad I am going back soon. Mum, my sister and I, went shopping the next day because my sister had to find a dress because she is getting married in September and I am going to be a flower girl! YAY!!! We got to go to some shops that I wanted to go to . On the day my mum and I had to go home, I was really really sad because I was not going to see her in a long time because it is May now and not September. I will miss her a lot.

You have used the success criteria as you have published your writing to make sure it is easy to read and ready to share with an audience. You have shared you holiday in Australia with your audience. 
Remember to use your senses to add more detail to your writing, what could you hear, what did you say? how did you feel about shopping?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


Task: use the ‘get it, sort it, use it’ model of inquiry to find out about the commonwealth games and share what we have learned.

WALT: use our prior knowledge to help us understand what we read.  (Get it)
WALT: Summarise what we read to help us understand what we read.   (Get it and Sort it)
WALT: use what we have learned from our reading. (Use it)

Success Criteria
ü 10 questions
ü Only one correct answer per question
ü Clear questions (not ambiguous)
ü Image matches the question

Reflection Questions

I followed the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process by… using my web

My next step when I use the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process is…  use the sort it 

The fun part of the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process was… using the kahoot to show my learning 

Grace, you used your reading skills to quickly find information to use in your kahoot. You and your group, were able to sort the information into questions (and answers) and then to create a kahoot for the class try out.

Remember when reflecting and thinking about your learning to add more details and go a little deeper, adding a 'because' to your ideas might help. Reflecting about your learning helps you to grow as a learner, to think about what was tricky and to set goals.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Te Reo

WALTuse Te Reo in a simple conversation.

Task: create a puppet pals animation to share your Te Reo learning.

Success Criteria
  • clear voice
  • saying the right words (makes sense) 
  • animation matches the words
  • trying our best pronunciation

I think
My learning partner thinks
I used a clear voice
Yes my group use a clear voice 
Graces group used a clear voice because I could hear them well.
I used the right words
Yes they did 
Graces group used the right words and I Know it.
My animation matched my words
Yes because I could see that when then were talking I coud see what they were doing 
Graces group matched the animation how they chose the right background. 
What did I find challenging? 
My group found challenging when they were saying the words 
I think that Graces group found challenging was pronouncing the words.
What did I like about…
I liked when Alyssa gave Helen the book 
I liked how they ran up to each other and then talked.
Great teamwork! You have used the success criteria to help make a fabulous video. Your voices are clear and easy to understand and you are able to ask each 'how are you?' and to pass something.
Next time, it would be great if all of the group could have a turn at talking.

Thursday, 26 June 2014


Grasshopper Tennis

WALT: improve our small ball skills and racket control skills.

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Success Criteria
I think
My buddy thinks
I can balance and move the tennis ball on my racket.
i can balance the ball on my racket
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yes she can balance the ball
I can use the ‘temple’ position to hit the ball across the net to my partner.
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i can sometimes and sometimes i can not
Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 1.54.23 pm.pngshe needs some practises  
I can use my skills to play games like ‘just juice’ and ‘lobster tennis’.
Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 1.54.23 pm.png sometimes my buddy can not get the ball
Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 1.54.23 pm.pngshe needs to triy and sqosh the ball

Grasshopper tennis has been great fun and I have loved seeing you get involved and trying your best. You are right, it is hard to control your racket and make that ball go where you want it to! You have developed your skills and can hit the ball over the net and enjoy playing 'tennis' games. You don't have to win lots of points to have a great time!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Haiku Deck

WALT: summarise what we read

Success Criteria:
Find the key words
Record the main ideas
Retell what we have read

What have you learned? (What)
what are key words and what they are
Why is it important? (So what)
so i can understand my reading
How are you going to use what you have learned? (Now what?)
to show what i have learnd so people know what i am doing in it
What is your next learning step (Now what?)
to look everywhere not just the main part so i can know more things 

You are learning to summarise what you read by finding the main ideas and the key words. Remember to include all the main ideas so your summary is about the entire story. You are able to retell what you read, and have found the current affairs what, when, where questions helpful. We love to hear your ideas in class Grace so remember to use that 'big' voice.

Water Worries - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Thursday, 5 June 2014


WALT: demonstrate integrity (The value for term 3 is: Integrity)
Task: We are going to create an i-movie.
ü We need to show an example of Integrity
ü Explain the definition of Integrity
ü Explain why our clip is demonstrating integrity
How will we know our movie is successful?
ü    up to 30 seconds long
ü   clear camera work (thinking about the sun, keeping the camera still-moving slowly, in focus)
ü    clear voices (volume, wind, background noises, mumbling)
ü clear message - might need to explain the images (text to match the words)

this is my integrity movie i did with the sam people i did with my kinetic and potential energy and i hope you like it

How do you feel about your integrity movie? prod of myself and my group 
What parts of it do you particularly like and why? when me and harriet went to get sams stuff he left because we were showing integrity 
What did/do you enjoy about this your integrity movie?
You and your group used your time wisely. You had a plan and used it to create a fabulous movie with a clear message. You display integrity in your learning, trying your best and doing the right thing even when nobody is watching.
Remember to complete you reflection. The questions are there as prompts to help you think about your learning...what have you learned about integrity? how are you going to use your learning?

kinetic and potential energy

WALT: create an i-movie to demonstrate kinetic and potential energy

How will we know our movie is successful?
ü   clear camera work (thinking about the sun, keeping the camera still-moving slowly, in focus)
ü   clear voices and image (volume, wind, background noises, mumbling)
ü clear message - might need to explain the images (text to match the words, is the science correct?)

Reflective Prompts:
I now know that: kinetic is the power to move and potential is when you are geting ready to move  
I enjoyed: working with a grop because they had lots of ides and i did not have lots like them 
The most difficult was: geting a ides 
Working with my group was: good because they helped me

I am pleased that working in a group helped you to get lots of ideas. It is awesome when groups share and develop their ideas. 
You have used a ball to model kinetic and potential energy. Remember, the ball has potential (stored) energy when it is at the top of the slide because you have done work to put it there. It has kinetic energy when it is rolling (moving) down the slide.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

how to tell the time

WALT: share our learning about telling the time.

Success Criteria:
  • text and some images
  • check we have the correct time
  • clear message (explanation)
Blue Hat
that there is a past and a to time side

Black Hat
showing how I did it like getting the time

Green Hat
get it in a different way

You have used your time telling skills to create a poster with a clear explanation about how time telling works. Your times are correct and this poster would be fabulous to share with children learning to tell the time.
Remember, 15 minutes past or to is the same as 1/4 past or to. The big hand (minute hand) is 1/4 of the way around the clock.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A history of rock

WALT: find the key words in what we are reading to help our understanding.
I discovered what key words are

Most difficult was finding the key words

Next step is to practist finding the key words

This is my word cloud about history of a rock key words.

Friday, 11 April 2014


I am going to show you about my writing. here is my writing about sweet pea I LOVE it!!!!!

WALT: make sweet pea come to life

sweet pea is a young lady. she is very forgetful. she has chocolate brown hair that  is pink-tails. she has a bow in her hair or she will have something like that. sweet pea has a top fill of sparkles that is like the sea but blue a than the sea. her pants are blue and purple pants at the same time. her pants are jeans not tights not anything like that they are jeans with folded up cuffs. sweet peas shoes are dark blue like a blueberry. they are sneakers  with laces. she has a rounded bump at the end of her shoes. she has light brown skin.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

my maths

I have been  working hard on my maths and this is what I have been doing

WALT: make a tidy ten

  • I learned to make  a tidy ten by using what I know
  • Most challenging was using what I know
  • Next step is to use what I know and not do 21 + 8 + 2 = because I can do 21 + 9 + 1 = so I can use what I know
I am in the yellow group the circus and I have been working on number lines and doing these it is things: 21+34+18= 73

_+1_+8_+ 30_+10_+3_
21 22   30     60   70   73