Monday, 14 September 2015

Rangatiratanga

We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initative).

This is what we think Rangatiratanga is...
  • Helping new kids –showing them what to do and where things are
  • Doing something without being asked
  • Helping
  • Solving problems for ourselves… thinking
  • Leading by example… showing by doing
  • It is not being a bossy boots
Rangatiratanga (Leadership and Initiative) - it is all about thinking and making some choices for ourselves. 

We need to think for ourselves!!




I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initative) in the classroom.
Kerri thinks



I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initative) in the playground.
Kerri thinks



My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: Helping someone when he or she is hurt and I get a duty teacher 

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: tidying up when I am not even asked, doing the right thing.

It was really hard when: when I want to do the right thing but I'm not really sure what the right thing is.

Kerri Thinks
You show rangatiratanga in and out of the classroom. You are someone who leads by example. You can be counted on to quietly do the right thing, even if the questions are hard, and you are in the right spot trying your very best. You show initative when you make choices about what needs to be done and getting on and doing it - like helping to keep the i-time icons tidy even when the kids just dump them on the table. 
It can be tricky to know what is the right thing to do but if you keep on trying your very best at everything and think before you act, you will make the right choice.

Using what I know

WALT: think about what I already know before I start reading

Success Criteria:
  • I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
  • I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
  • I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
  • I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read



How I am going

I can share my ideas about what I already know before I start reading
Kerri thinks

I can learn from what others already know to help me in my reading
Kerri thinks

I use what I already know to help me work out new and tricky words
Kerri thinks

I use what I already know to help me better understand what I read
Kerri thinks

Reflection

Thinking about what I already know helps me because: I already know it and I can keep learning about it.

It was really hard when: I had to think what was going to happen next because you are don't look at the pictures, you have to do lots of thinking.

Something that really helped me was: Kerri and my story and practising. I share my ideas more now.

 Something new I learned was: new amazing words

Kerri thinks
Lizzy, you have really grown in confidence as a reader and now readily share your ideas in the group. You can be counted on to think before you answer and are prepared to have a go and take risks in your learning. Being a great reader is all about thinking about what you have read and making sure you understand the text - you are a great reader Lizzy!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Writing to describe

In High5 we have been practising writing to describe. That means we are trying to get the reader to see what we see, we are using our words to create a picture. We have been adding details to our writing to help make the picture clearer.

Task:
Our job is to do this planning and write our own story about a person in our family that is special to us.

Success Criteria:
  • I planned my writing 
  • I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
  • I did some fixing by myself
My writing:


    


How I am going

I planned my writing
Kerri thinks

I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
Kerri thinks

I did some fixing by myself
Kerri thinks
 

Reflection
My favourite part was: planing my writing because we do it first sometimes.

It was really hard when: I had to add some more details to my writing because it was hard to think of more ideas.

Something that really helped me was: my plan because I could look back at it and see what to do next.

Something new I learned was: to describe what I could see, what I could hear and how I felt in my heart. 

Kerri Thinks
Great writing Lizzy. You add think before you start and add load of ideas to your plan. You then use you plan to make sure you have details in your story and this helps make you writing interesting for your reader. You reread your writing and are starting to do some fixing by yourself - you have another try at some tricky words and are even starting to add more ideas as you edit. Your next learning step is to make sure your your ideas are grouped. This will help make yur writing easier for the reader to understand.