Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Writing Showcase

Goal: Create a detailed plan to organise my ideas and information

1. There was a boy called Conrad. He had no friends at all. No one let him play in any games because they said he was slow and useless. The only people he could play with was his Mum and Dad.

2. My sister is really, REALLY ANNOYING! She screams all the time, then it takes FOREVER to calm her down. Do you know how many times she gets me in trouble. Well, the answer is at least 3 times a day.
Most people don't know it, but she is really, REALLY MEAN!

3. Hugh was a really nice person. He was always asking if people were ok if they looked hurt. And he was asking if he could play. He was also offering people for nice food. People thought he was The Best!



Sunday, 21 September 2014

Inquiry Sample

WALT: gather information

Description: Every Wednesday we have been working through the Get it, Sort it, Use it model to inquire about different countries around the world and their languages/culture. We each brainstormed a potential list of subjects and chose what we wanted to find out more about and then started our research.

Evaluation:
1. What are you most proud of? 
I am most proud of finding out information that I haven't found before because I normally use information that I have found before
2. What did you find challenging?
I found it difficult finding a spot not next to my friends.
3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is?
My next Get It goal is to find more information because I didn't find much.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

DANGER! DANGER!

WALT: entertain
Description: In Troy's writing, our writing task was to write a story or a comic about Danger!

Term 3 Reading Portfolio Sample

My reading goal this term was to…
Make connections/look for patterns Cooper Tane          
TASK inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using  the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process for our own reading inquiry.

My inquiry question was Why does the Population rise DANGEROUSLY?
WALT
GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting
SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising
USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections

SUCCESS CRITERIA
I can research using a range of sources
I can keep asking questions as a research
I can sort information and see patterns
I can show changes in my thinking
I can co-operate with others to discuss ideas
I can share my learning with others
I can manage my own learning and behaviour to work independently

How did my thinking change during my inquiry? What patterns did I notice? I noticed that I kind of wanted to go deeper every moment. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Algebra (Maths) Portfolio Sample

WALT: extend a repeating picture pattern and use number strategies to think ahead

Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.

Task:  Make a short movie to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.

Criteria:

Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it
Clear message
Two questions to show your learning
Correct answer


Evaluation:
What are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of my ShowMe because normally I make a poster and now I can explain at any time of the day.

What challenged you the most and why?
I got challenged to set up the movie because I had to take lots of takes.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
I want to work towards having a better voice in recording.

Feedback/Feedforward: 
Great job Tane on the video just a little work on your voice.
Devin

Thursday, 4 September 2014

What if...

WALT: entertain

Description: In Troy's writing, we have been writing What if something happened.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Cautionary Tale

WALT: entertain

Published Version
Draft Version
Description: Troy read us a book called 'Once upon a Slime' which inspired us to write a Cautionary Tale or a Do's and Don't's list.

Task: Write a Cautionary Tale or a Do's and Don't's List.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Writing Sample

WALT:  Entertain

Description: We read the poem “My Remarkable Journey” which inspired us to write our own remarkable journeys about why our homework wasn’t at school today. 




Criteria:
We decided that a quality piece of writing has the following things. Reflect on whether these things are in your story:
Introduction: It hooks the reader in the first few lines making them want to read more 
👌
Punctuation: Is your writing ready for a reader? Does your punctuation make it easy for them to read?
👍
Short sentences: Do you create suspense by using these in your writing?
👌
Onomatopoeia: Are these in your writing to create impact?
👌
Alliteration: Are these in your writing to create impact?
👌
Similes/Metaphors: Are these in your writing to create impact?
👌
Evaluation:
1. What do you think is the best part of your story?
The part where I said I came back from Australia
2. What was the hardest part about completing this portfolio sample?
Copying the story from the book onto my device
3.  Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
I did my sample quite slowly, so next time I want to be quicker.
Feedback/Feedforward: You did well on the description.
Next time work on the size of the writing of the story. #Josh

The Learning Pit

WALA: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.  

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

Criteria:
Draw the Learning Pit.
👌
List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit.
Panicked, challenged, frustrated
List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit.
Ask an expert, ignore others who are booing me and do my own thing, keep trying and if I fail, try again
Label where good learning happens.
👍
List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit.
I can do it, Keep trying, Don't give up!

Evaluation:
Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit.
When I was learning to order fractions.
How did you feel when you were in the pit?
Stuck and I felt like I couldn't do it.
What did you do to work out of the pit?
I kept saying "I can do it" and ask people for help.

Feedback/Feedforward:
I think that you did a fantastic job on your learning pit but then like to say if you went and saw other amazing posters you wouldn't of used that much colour. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Te Reo Portfolio Sample

WALT: communicate a message.


Description: We have been participating in 3 different workshops around colour, compositions and fonts.  We put these skills to use in a poster sharing our knowledge about Te Reo Maori.
Why? We have noticed that our posters are too cluttered and do not communicate a  message well.

Task: Make a poster about Te Reo Maori.

Criteria:
Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster relates to my message. 

Composition:  My poster is balanced. 

Font:  My font is clear, readable and suits the message.

Colour:  I have used 2-3 colours that are complementary.  My background choice makes the text pop!

Accuracy:  All of the words on my poster are spelt correctly.

Evaluation:
What are you most proud of and why?
My words on my poster are all spelt correctly and when I do a poster, I have spelling mistakes.

What challenged you the most and why?
The font and writing because you can't really read it.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
To try to put the names who made it into order.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you could make it a little tidier and try keep the camera straight. #Jake

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Grasshopper Tennis

WALT: improve our small ball skills like catching, throwing, and hitting.

Description: We have been participating in a tennis programme with Big John (John Salisbury) from Tennis Manawatu. He has taught us some tennis skills that help with controlling and hitting the ball.

Task: complete the rubric with targets to show your reflection. Make a comment to the questions below?

 

Evaluation:
What are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of me turing my racquet into a race track because last year I struggled do even get the ball moving but now I can.  

What challenged you the most and Why? Slicing the chesse was most challenging because you have to have your racquet on its slim side.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Slicing the cheese because I am basically bouncing the ball down, but I am doing it on the slim side of the racquet.

Buddy Feedback/FeedForward: Tane it looks like you and your buddy think that you are very good at the skills but one skill. I have noticed you could work on is slicing the cheese.
#Oliver.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Integrity Sample



WALT: communicate a message with others. 
WALT: show integrity.
DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about integrity. We want to share our understanding with others.
What? Make a Puppet Pal to show our understanding of integrity.
Why? To show what we know about integrity, to share during our Student Led Conference.
When? Term 2, Week 1 - 7
Who? The World

EVALUATION: In my eyes, I think my group could have done better than we did. 7/10
WALT: communicate a message with others.

  • ●  Create a story board showing the beginning, middle and end of our message. I think me snd MIT group did alright to do the storyboard (5/10) because when we needed it for this sample, we couldn't use it because Troy threw it in the bin.
  • ●  Use Puppet Pals as a tool to share our message. We had a bit of trouble because we had to restart 4 times (6/10)
  • ●  Keep our audience engaged. I think we got pretty boring at the end so I give ourselves 4/10.
    WALT: show integrity.
    • ●  Everyone in our group has contributed evenly. I think Troy needs a bit more credit in the movie (6/10)
    • ●  Integrity is the main theme of our message. I think we had more Kotahitanga than integrity. (2/10)

  • I show integrity in Poutama when if someone doesn't put their stuff away, I put it away for them.

Writing Sample

WALT: inform
SC:
  • use a range of verbs (evaporate, melt, etc.)
  • use a variety of specific vocabulary (matter, solid, liquid, gas)
  • add significant detail to describe each part (examples, diagram, giff)
  • vary sentence starters
  • organise my ideas into at least 5 paragraphs

    Evaluation: I think I did really good but I could improve on having neater writing.

    Feedback/FeedForward: we'll I think you did pretty good but you did impress me with your writing. #Houston.


    Draft version











Published Version:  












Sunday, 15 June 2014

Science sample

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works
http://youtu.be/Ltu8CCEL8iE

DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about energy. To share our learning, we have made a video to explain how energy works.
What? Make a video (no longer than 30 seconds) about our understanding of energy. i.e. States of matter, Potential and Kinetic energy, Newtons Cradle or forms of energy like Radiation, Convection, Conduction
Why? To show what we know about how energy works, to share during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 6
Who? The World 

Evaluation: I did pretty well at understanding potential and kinetic energy. 
Feedback/Feedforward
Nice explaining of the subject. It would be better if you had a better quality camera. Liam T

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Mnemonic Reading Sample

WALT: Rote learn



Description: We have been making a mnemonic as a memory aid to remember our spelling words. To make a mnemonic, first you need a word, e.g, creepy. Then, you need to find words that start with all the letters in the word, e.g, Can Rufus eat eggs plus yoghurt. Now, your mnemonic is complete.

Evaluation: I think I did well for getting all the words I need.

Buddy Comment:  I think you can improve on making all of them proper sentences. #ZacRSS

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Maths Portfolio Sample Tane Neilson

WALT: use known facts to solve unknown facts



Description: In Troy's Workshop 11, We have been learning to use known facts to solve unknown facts. 

Purpose: We did this so we know ALL OF OUR TIMES TABLES, for example, 4x6, we can work that out with 4x5=20. We add on 4 because the beginning number is four. Then, you work out what 20+4 because 4x5=20 and we want to get an answer so we use 20. 20+4=24. So, 4x6+24.

Process: To learn this strategy, you NEED TO KNOW YOUR 10 times tables and 5 times tables. Then, you need to know how to add on. Now, try working out a tricky timetable, e.g, 5x36.

Learning: I learned that when you use this strategy, times tables become a lot more easier.

Evaluation: I think I did pretty well to understand the strategy. (I give myself 7/10) I could improve on getting it done a bit quicker because I was quite slow.

Buddy comment: Good job Tane I give you a 6/10 because you could do a show me or something. Cooper

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Reading Stragety

WALT: be a good reader
In BookTalsites, we are learning to use the rereading strategy. The rereading strategy is a strategy when you reread a piece of text and then you highlight the areas that Dosen't make sense and underline the words when you think it is the main idea. Here is an example down below.


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Raffle 4 a ride news

Raffle 4 a Ride was a success
Raffle for a ride is getting to school in a way that you wouldn't normally go to school, e.g, a helicopter. On 17th April, Russell Street School was celebrating the 34 students who got an excellent ride that you won't often get because it is an bi-anuall event. You don't often get to school like this, but these kids don't either. These kids weren't nervous, they were excited, even though there was really heavy rain. So heavy that when I was recording, my iPad got wet.

The supporters club put it on to make money. The tanks seemed to be the popular one, with around 30+ children wanting to get on. People got things like bullets for a gun. Fire trucks, ambulances, sports cars, huge cars, tiny cars, weird cars, flying Cars. Oh wait, you can't get them yet can you. Maybe Helicopters for the time being. 

Ivan, the property manager is probably getting mad of all the wheelies that the sports cars were doing. Wheee ooh, Wheee ooh, as the siren goes suddenly. Gone silent again. That's better. Students in Poutama which is the schools open plan classroom got around 20+ students on a ride. Raffle for a Ride was an epic success. The End.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Spelling Test Term 2 2014

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we did a spelling test. We had to write down our words on a piece of paper with a table with 150 words on each side


First Side
Second side.

Score: 296/300. I got 4 words wrong and I got 296 words right.






Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Raffle 4 a ride news

Raffle 4 a Ride was a success
Raffle for a ride is getting to school in a way that you wouldn't normally go to school, e.g, a helicopter. On 17th April, Russell Street School was celebrating the 34 students who got an excellent ride that you won't often get because it is an bi-anuall event. You don't often get to school like this, but these kids don't either. These kids weren't nervous, they were excited, even though there was really heavy rain. So heavy that when I was recording, my iPad got wet.

The supporters club put it on to make money. The tanks seemed to be the popular one, with around 30+ children wanting to get on. People got things like bullets for a gun. Fire trucks, ambulances, sports cars, huge cars, tiny cars, weird cars, flying Cars. Oh wait, you can't get them yet can you. Maybe Helicopters for the time being. 

Ivan, the property manager is probably getting mad of all the wheelies that the sports cars were doing. Wheee ooh, Wheee ooh, as the siren goes suddenly. Gone silent again. That's better. Students in Poutama which is the schools open plan classroom got around 20+ students on a ride. Raffle for a Ride was an epic success. The End.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Reading Portfolio Sample Tane Neilson

Nearly 40 people in Auckland have recently been diagnosed with the infectious measles disease.
Westlake Boys High School on Aucklands North Shore is one of the hardest hit communities with 20 ill students. 
Several other Westlake Boys High pupils who have not been immunised against measles have been asked to stay away for the next two weeks.
Measles is a very serious disease that is highly contagious and can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 
The symptoms include fever, a cough, sore eyes and a rash. There is no treatment, and complications can be severe.
The Auckland Health Service has estimated that around 750 people are at immediate risk of catching the highly contagious disease.
Dr. Julia Peters said the Health Service had been working with the North Shore school for just over a week when the first case of measles was found there.
"This is definitely more than what we'd normally see. We're working hard to contain the measles within the Auckland region."
Dr. Peters said many people who had come down with the disease had recently been overseas and, in particular, in the Philippines.
The public health service has sent information to parents and students at Westlake Boys High and asked that those students who are not sure whether they have been immunised against measles to stay away.
"What we're trying to do is isolate those students as well as those who have measles, because students who are not immunised can get sick," she said.

Another seven cases of measles in Auckland are being investigated - three of them from the same school.
What to watch for Symptoms
* High fever.
* Runny nose, cough, red eyes.
* Small white spots inside mouth.
* Red, blotchy rash on face and neck and later over entire body.

WALT: Analysing an article
Task: Answer questions based on a Newspaper Article.
Success Criteria:
Show critical thinking in your answers.
Answer questions in full sentences.
Use correct spelling and punctuation.

1) How do people contract measles?
People get measles by being close to another person who has measles and you don't have the injection.

2) Why do you think so many students at Westlake High School have contracted measles?
Some people haven't had the injection and people don't know if they have measles or not.

3) What is the Auckland Health Services main role in this measles outbreak? 
Trying to not spread the measles case all over the country.

4) In the article Dr. Peters said “many people who had come down with the disease had recently been overseas and, in particular, in the Philippines.” Why do you think this is?Sometimes, people can bring diseases from other countries that they don't know about.

5) In your opinion what would be the best way to avoid getting measles?
By letting the people who have measles and who don't have the injection go home.

Use the following criteria to assess yourself and your peer

Show critical thinking in your answers.




Answer questions in full sentences.

Use correct spelling and punctuation.


Self Assessment:



*

Peer Assessment:





Tuesday, 8 April 2014

WALT: subtract using place value

This is me proving that I can do the number line stratagy. The number line stratagy is a stratagy when you have a number line and you have a question to answer. For example, you have 45 jelly beans and you want to give 28 to your friend. Now you put the 45 on the end of the number line like this 

---------------------------------------45. Then you have to takeaway 2 big fries like this

                                                nn
---------------------------------------45 Now you have to takeaway 8 small fries like this
                                 uuuuuuuunn
---------------------------------------45 So you can see that you takeaway 2 tens = 25, then you takeaway 8=17. So the answer is 17.


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

ANZAC Day & World War 1

ANZAC Day means Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. Each year on the 25th April, we celebrate all the people who survived and died. This year, ANZAC day would have been on for 100 years. The war started in 1914. The war was being held in Gallopili, Turkey. It carried on until 1918. In 2010, Brisbane kids were banned to go to the ANZAC parade. I think that kids should be allowed to go to the parade because their relatives might have been in the war and then they can cheer them on. 






Saturday, 29 March 2014

Weet-Bix TRYathlon 2014 WALT: evaluate

Success Criteria:
Share an experience so that someone else feels as thought they are experiencing it with you.
Share what you learnt
Share what you would do differently next time

The day came. I hoped in the car, waiting for the race to begin. The car parked. It was so busy it took us around 10 minutes to park because the traffic was as busy as Auckland. There were people everywhere. I got my bike out of the boot and pedaled as fast as a cheetah can run. I was competing 8 year old kids. The race began. I had to swim 100 meters and the pool was 1.00meter - 1.5 meters. I was only 1.3 meters at the time. But I did it. I got out, then started running to my bike. I found my bike. I immediately got my towel, dried myself, and put on my clothes. I have to run and hold my bike at the same time. Now I can hope on. I am sweating. "I might not be able to do it", I was saying to myself. But I know it can, but biking 4 kilometers might take a while. "Turn left", I said. "Turn left onto Ruha Street". "Turn left to the holiday park". "Follow the path ahead". "Turn left onto The Manawatu River Bike Track". "Turn Left onto Fitzherbet Ave". "Turn Left onto Manaroa Street". "Follow the path". I have to hope off again. Run, Run  Run! I'm out of breath. I will try to catch it by putting my bike away, then I will tie my laces. Run, Run. I now have to run. I am 100% out of breath. I will just walk a little bit. Now run. Nearly there. Then I can get my medal. And a glass of water. And maybe another photo from the media. Yay! 2 photos from the media.


Self Reflection: I shared what I learned, and I need to improve on sharing what I would do differently next time.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

WALT: set SMART Goals (camp goals)

My goal is to overcome my fear of heights. I have chosen this goal because sometimes when I am up really high, I feel sick. I know I will have achieved this goal when I don't think about getting sick. I can help myself achieve this goal by just concentrating on the rock climbing. My 2nd goal is to try new foods. I have chosen this goal because sometimes I am fussy. I'll know when I have achieved this goal when I like more foods. I can help myself achieve this goal by asking someone who has eaten the food and have a try myself

Monday, 10 March 2014

WALT: use rhyme patterns effectily

Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.


Run Run on the midnight sun.
Skid Skid on a power grid.
Throw throw like a tennis pro.
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.


Walk walk on drawing chalk.
Sing Sing on Highland Fling.
Sing Sing on a storage ring.
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.


Cry Cry on a pumpkin pie.
Cry Cry at your Junior High.
Climb Climb at Breakfast time.
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.


Kick Kick a walking stick.
Shout Shout and throw a hammer out
Help Help I'm falling out.
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle
Chiddlewaddle Diddlewaddle Doo.

Maths Portfolio Sample

Statistics:  Stem and Leaf Graph

WALT: gather, display and discuss data

Success Criteria:  
  • Gather relevant information
  • Display data on a stem and leaf graph
  • Make some conclusions about the data

Task:
To present information about reaction times using a ruler.

Data:



Stem and Leaf Graph:



Sorted Stem and Leaf Graph:



Conclusions: My slowest reaction time is 30+. My fastest reaction time is 15.



Assessment:
Self Assessment:
  • I can gather relevant information


  • I can display data on a stem and leaf graph

  • I can make some conclusions about the data

Peer Assessment:
  • I can gather relevant information
  • I can display data on a stem and leaf graph
  • I can make some conclusions about the data