Wednesday, 9 September 2015

My Term 3 Learning Portfolio

Please spend time with me looking at my portfolio for Term 3 and do my Home Led Conference with me. Just click on each slide and I can talk to you about my learning. There are questions and prompts in the yellow boxes to give you an idea of some things to ask me. I know you will enjoy my amazing learning!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Matariki Buddy Activities slide

“Matariki Sample”
Purpose: To share our learning about Matariki; what is it? And how we can celebrate Matariki in our own way?
WALA: Matariki

Choices:
  • Retell the story of Matariki like a play 
  • Write a story about Matariki
  • Make a model about Matariki
  • Create a piece of art about Matariki
  • Learn and sing songs.
  • Create a movie about Matariki to share (it could be a legend or about Matariki)
  • Create a facts Kahoot about Matariki
  • Create a TV commercial advertising Matariki
  • Create a debate about this statement: “Matariki Day should be a National Holiday”

Task:
  • Choose one of the above activities
  • Ask yourself: Will it suit my buddy? Is it appropriate for the amount of people in my group?
  • Research some facts about Matariki: What, When, Where, Why, How, Who?
  • What resources do you need?
  • Prepare the things you need for Friday morning for buddy time
  • On Friday you will have from 9:30 - 11am to complete it with your buddy
  • The following week you will have more time to edit / practise / put on the final touches 
  • Be prepared to share with the whole-school on Thursday Matariki Day
Groups:



What do you enjoy the most and why?
Making the art and having lots of time with the little buddies because it was fun.

What challenged you the most and why?
Probally making the speech because I didn't know much about Matariki, but now I do.

What do you need to get better at and why? 
Maybe helping the little buddies because they didn't  know what to do

How can adults help you with this goal? 
Encouraging me to help the little buddies.



Monday, 22 June 2015

Creepy Crawly Critters Term 2 Science

Creepy Crawly Critters Science

We have been doing some amazing learning about insects and spiders this term.
We have been learning to be scientists, by ...


  • observing
  • discussing
  • drawing diagrams
  • making models
  • asking questions
  • sorting and classifying

We looked in the gardens around school and at home and we peered through our magnifying glasses to get a close up look at the little critters. We have learnt to find the things that are the same and the things that are different between insects and spiders!

We know that spiders have 2 body parts - a cephalothorax and an abdomen, all spiders have 8 walking legs with joints, some spiders have 8 eyes and spiders have 2 palps ( pedipalps).



We know that insects have 3 body parts - a head, a thorax and an abdomen, all insects have 6 legs and 2 antennae and they have eyes.

Look at the fabulous diagrams that we have been drawing!