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

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


WALT: ask questions as we read to make sure we understand what we read.

  • I learned to ask fat questions and skinny questions

  • Most challenging was getting the information from the book

  • Next step is to understand what the new words mean

I can question before we read…

What is this going to be about? What do I already know that will help me understand? what do I want to find out?

 I can question as we read… 

what does that mean? what is going to happen next? what else do I want to know

We can question after we read…

does that make sense? what have I learned? have I answered my earlier questions? what else do I want to know?

Grace, you always do a lot of thinking as you read to make sure you understand your reading, you are an active reader! You are practising using the strategies we are practising in class to help you 'tune in' to your text before you start reading. As you are reading you can use your fix up strategies to help you warm out what new and tricky words mean.
Remember to share your ideas and thinking during group chats, we all want to hear what you have to say.



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Sharing our Stories
We have been creating a variety of art pieces this term. These pieces are all about ourselves and sharing our stories. We have used different media like collage, watercolour, crayon and clay to create our art. We are beginning to make choices as artists. Each piece of art shares a little about us.

WALT:     share our stories and ideas through art.
WALT:     explore a variety of media and make choices about how we want our finished piece to look

Success criteria:    * our message is clear
                             * our art represents us
                             * we have tried different media
                             * we choose the media to create the
effect we want

I Think
My Buddy Thinks
my message is clear
my message is clear because i make it clear like i try my best
yes her message is clear
my art represents me
yes i show me in my art
yes her art represents her
I have tried different media
i have try some things because i do different art
yes she has tried different media
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
yes i try different things for my stuff i have done
yes  always
my favourite media is… because
my favourite media is the watercolor
it is like paint and i love paint
she likes paint

Grace, you do 'show you' in your art. You pay attention to detail, have a clear idea about what you want to create and you have a clear message. Your art represents you! You have had a go experimenting with different media, like water colour, collage and crayon, and have created some beautiful pieces! I am looking forward to see what else you can create this year!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

When I was in Australia

I went to Australia and I went with my mum we went to see my sister that is in Australia. We stayed there for a week. Comment on my blog and ask me some questions 

learning to learn

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WALT: Learning to Learn

Success Criteria:
  • know what I am learning to do
  • I know what I need to to to get better
  • I plan activities that are going to help my learning
  • I follow my plan
  • use my learning time wisely (complete my activities on time)
We are on the path to becoming self directed learners in Adventure 9. This means we are beginning to make choices that help us grow as learners. We know what we are learning and what we need to do to get better.

We plan our week choosing activities that are going to help us reach our goals. We plan all the must do’s and then add the can do’s.image.jpg


I think
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
I do know what i am learning because i do what i am listening to kerri and i do what she told me to do
yes she know’s what she is learning
I know what I need to do to get better
I know what i am learning to do because i listening to kerri and i do not talk
yes she know’s what to do to get better
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
I plan to do my activities in a good way because i plan my learning before my can dos
yes she know’s
I follow my plan

yes all the time so i can be a good learner
yes always
I use my learning time wisely
yes i do so i can be the best i can be
yes always
Grace, you are a diligent, thoughtful learner and you strive for excellence in all that you do! You use you learning time wisely planning the must dos before the can dos making sure you follow your plan and have completed all learning tasks.
Your next step is to take some more risks in your learning, I would love for you to really challenge yourself, making mistakes is OK, it is when we do some of our best learning!

kotahitanga buddy poster

Term One Value

Kotahitanga (Unity/Togetherness)

Values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which we think and act. In fact everything we do reflects our values!
WALT: Show kotahitanga with our little buddies from Busy


Task: Create a poster showing kotahitanga
Success Criteria:
  • Include a clear Image
  • Include our name and our buddies name
  • Show and explain kotahitanga (working together)
  • Our poster makes senseimage.jpg

How am I going showing?
I think
My buddy thinks
I am really good at friendship because i help people.
that is what I think too
i think i am going well because i share my stuff
yes that is true
I am really good at teamwork because I look out for people
yes she help's me too
Looking out for each other
I am really good at that because I help people when they need help
Yes she look's out for other's

* Yellow Hat
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you?
Maths because I have practise at home and I do a lot
* Black Hat
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
Reading because I need to slow down when I do my reading and I can understand my reading
* Red Hat              
How do I feel about kotahitanga?
I feel good because I help people

Grace, you are a calm and gentle member of Adventure 9. You show kotahitanga in all that you do, quietly helping and supporting classmates, friends and your little buddy.