Thursday, 10 April 2014


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

Remember we 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?
 We 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?


    • I learned to: Ask more questions to get more information about what I was reading.
    • Most challenging was: Setting up the camera before filming.
    • Next step is to: Get someone to video me in the hot seat so I can answer the questions.
Logan, you can use questioning as a strategy to help you to understand your reading. You can find the answers to your questions in the text and then add more details to fully answer. Your next learning step for reading is to learn to summarise your reading. This will help you to completely understand what you are reading.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


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 Bees

Task: Create a poster showing kotahitanga

How am I going showing?
I think
my buddy thinks
i think i am good at it because i help others.
we are friends i help him
i think i am good at sharing because i share the things I play with
sharing ideas
I think I am good at teamwork because when I am in group I do not boss people around.
helps me
Looking out for each other
I think I look for people and I ask to play with them.
i look out for people and help them

* Yellow Hat
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you?
I think I am best at friendship because I help people and be kind.
* Black Hat
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
Sharing because sometimes it is hard to share my friend.
* Red Hat              
How do I feel about kotahitanga?
I feel really, really good about it because I like working with people.

Logan, you are a great friend and you have written a very honest reflection. It can be very hard to share your friend, you should be very proud of how you are dealing with this tough situation. You show kotahitanga in all that you do, you are a kind and caring young man and you look out for and help your little buddy, your friends and your classmates. You are a fabulous person to have in Adventure 9 and I look forward to the rest of the year.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sharing my story

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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
looking like me
dose it look like me?
my art represents me
it means i like minecraft
it represents me because i made it
I have tried different media
we have used alot of different stuff
i liked useing water paint.
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
i choosed panit

my favourite media is… because

You are sharing your story through your art, including symbols to represent  your interests like minecraft, reading and scooters. You have explored all the different media we have tried this year and you are beginning to make choices about the media you use to create the effect you want. I am looking to forward to see what other beautiful pieces you can create throughout the year.

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 sometimes know what i am doing.
I do know what i am learning
I know what I need to do to get better
not really.
I do get better because i practise
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
I mostly know.
I plan activities that  help me  with my learning
I follow my plan

i cheak my plan so i have plan
I use my learning time wisely
a little bit of the time

I use my time wisely for work
Logan, I think you have a better idea of what you are learning than you give yourself credit for. If you are unsure remember you can use the modelling book to help or ask someone in your group or ask me. During group time we make sure we all understand what we are learning to do and that is the time to ask all those tricky, curly questions you have.
You plan your learning successfully, including the must dos and then the can dos. You need to remember to check your plan so you are completing activities that are going to help and drive your learning.