Friday, 11 April 2014

Making ANZAC biscuits

These are my finished biscuits

Rolling the dough into balls
Rolling the dough

Measuring the ingredients

Mixing the dough
Yummmmmmmm.......... Dad said they tasted really good.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Sharing our 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  

I Think
My Buddy Thinks
my message is clear
yes it is normally clear.
Luke’s message is normally clear.
my art represents me
because i made it my self.
Luke’s art represents he because he made it his self.
I have tried different media
yes i have tried different media.
Luke has tried different media.
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
yes i normally choose media to create the effect i want.
luke always choose the create effect he wanteds.
my favourite media is… because
art because i can draw and write and paint.
luke likes art because he can draw and write and paint.
Luke, you have been experimenting and exploring the different media we have used this year. You think about your art and share your interests and passions. You are starting to make choices as an artist like when you used pencil and water colour paint in the hair of your self portrait. I am looking forward to the rest of the year and seeing the beautiful pieces you are going to create.


WALT: ask questions as we read to make sure we understand what 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
    • Most challenging was
    • Next step is to
You can use questioning and prediction before you read as strategies to help you understand what you read. You need to keep thinking and wondering as you read to make sure you are reading 'actively' and you have understood all of what you have read, not just the 'gist'.Your next step for learning is to summarise what you read. This will help you ensure you have the main ideas and some supporting details.Kerri

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

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.Screen shot 2014-03-24 at 2.30.34 PM.png


I think
My Buddy thinks
I know what I am learning
Sometimes i might not do my work.
sometimes kerri has to talk to luke.
I know what I need to do to get better
i need to do my maintenance more.
I think luke has to wake on his maintenance.
I plan activities that are going to help my learning
i normally plan activities that help my learning.                       
luke normally plans good activities but sometimes luke plans i pad
I follow my plan

sometimes i don’t do my work
sometimes luke gets destraked.
I use my learning ™ wisely
i normally use my learning wisely.
luke normally do’s.
Luke, you can plan your learning time including the must dos first and the then the can dos. You need to make sure you follow your planning during learning time so you complete all your learning activities. You need to make sure you use your time wisely to help you grow and further develop as a learner.



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 our name and our buddies name
  • Show and explain kotahitanga (working together)
  • Our poster makes sense

How am I going showing?
I think

My buddy thinks
i need to help each other up.
I think luke and his budy like each other already.
i need to share ideas more.
Luke always shars with his budys.
cooperate with other people.
Luke always show Kotahitanga.
Looking out for each other
i normally look out for other people and me.
Luke always looks out for his budys.

* Yellow Hat
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you? looking out for each other
* Black Hat
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?friendship.
* Red Hat              
How do I feel about kotahitanga?i feel good about kotahitanga.

Luke, I am pleased that you fell good about kotahitanga. You always look out for people, your classmates, your little buddy and friends. You are helpful and kind. You are a fabulous team member and you always try your best especially during flags and other team games. Luke, you are a pleasure to have in Adventure 9.