Friday, 27 June 2014

My End Of Term Reflection

My end of term reflection

WALT: evaluate our learning honestly

What is an effective learner? I think an effective learner is someone who gets on with their work and does not disturb anyone's learning.

What were the highlights for this term? Why? Grasshopper Tennis because you can get out their, have a go and also get fit.

What were your greatest challenges this term? Why? CMIYC because you had to pass the ball really quick if you didn't want to get touched by the other team. 

How are you going towards acting with integrity? Why? How could you improve? I picked up someone else's pen but I could improve by picking up my own pen because sometimes I leave it on the ground.
What are your goals in our learner disposition wall? Where to next?  I am on self-managing and I think my goal for this hole year is to be ready for the day as soon as the bell goes. I am aiming for self-directed because a think it is time for me to step up and strive for excellence.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Grasshopper Tennis Sample

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
Why? To reflect on how we are going with the tennis skills we have learnt. We will share this during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 8
Who? The World

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

  1. What are you most proud of and why? That I have gone out their and gave it a try.

  1. What challenged you the most and Why? Cut the cheese (Is when you have to try hit the ball on the side of the raqui) is hard to hit the side of the raquit and the ball because the raquit misses the ball and hits the ground.

  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? I can work on cutting the cheese.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you have done a great job on your post. I think you have told the truth on your targets. You are creating very good skills. Keep up the good work. Rosalind:)

Evaluation:I think that I am great at patting the dog. I love grasshopper tennis it is a great way to get into outdoors.

Spelling Sentences

WALT: Show that we know what your spelling words mean and use them in a sentence.

Description: I made my sentences on Pic Collage. I choose some words that I didn't know what they meant and I choose some words that I do know what the meaning is. I searched up on the internet what the meaning was for the words that I didn't know.

Purpose: To show that we know the meaning of the words we choose.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you did a great job of showing that you know what your spelling words mean. I think you have done what it says in the W.A.L.T and you should be proud of what you have achieved.

Evaluation: I think that I did a great job of the words I choose. Now I know the meanings to all of the words I choose.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Writing Sample

WALT: information

DESCRIPTION: Write an explanation about something you have learned about energy.

What? We are publishing a piece of writing.
Why?, To share on our blog and during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 6
Who? The World

Re crafted:

What is matter?
Matter is tiny little dots that you can't see and can't hear.
Matter is three different stats and the are solid, liquid and gas.
If you grabbed ice it would be a solid because it has came out of a cold icy freezer, do you know what a solid is?
A solid is when particles are really, really jam tight together.
But then if you added heat energy to the ice it would slowly start to melt because of the warmth.
Once it is a liquid it's water but that is also when the particles have a bit more room to move in.
Then when the liquid has evaporated that is when the liquid turns into gas.

Kinetic and Potential Energy
Kinetic is movement.
Kinetic can be shown when you grab a jar and have a long bit of beads all joined together and leave the end out that shows no movement.
When you pull the end of the beads then it will move and show movement.
That is kinetic energy.

Potential is stored energy inside something.
Everything has potential.
Different objects have different amount of potential energy.
Like for instance if you grabbed a tennis ball and a basketball which ball would Bounce for the longest?
The basketball because it can hold more potential energy because the basketball can bounce more higher.

Heat and temperature are not the same.
Do you know that heat energy is just trying to become the same temperature as the room or the place that they are in. Did you know that hot and cold are called thermal energy. The more hot that something might get the more thermal energy it has.
Do you know why we call thing hot and cold all the time?
It's because of our body temperature.
For example, if you grabbed three cus and filled one with cold water and another hot. 
Then you grab a third cup and put room temperature water.
Then put one finger into the cold and one finger in the hot.
Hold them in the water for 30 seconds.
Then you take both of your fingers out and put both fingers into the room temperature water.
You should feel like they are on fire.Thermometer
People use a thermometer to tell what temperature something is.
If you take the thermometer outside on a cold, cold day the atoms would start to slow down and feel sleepy It would show a lower reading but if it was a warm day the would get exited and be moving faster, they would be raising up the tempture of the thermometer. It would make the thermometer show a higher and hotter reading

Evaluation: I think that I did well with my story but I could add in some adjectivals.
Feedback/feedford:wow Amy that is a great story next time you could use a bit more of your vocabulary  

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
Feedback/feedforward: I think you have shown in that video you know what integrity looks like. Keep up the good work. Rosalind:)
Evaluation: I think that I did a great job with everything. But I could make sure I knew about integrity a bit more because I did not get our video right the three times wi tried with my group. But I think that I should be in the orange because I could have made sure I knew what I was going to say and do the first time.
WALT: communicate a message with others.

●  Create a story board showing the beginning, middle and end of our message.  I think that I did well because our message was clear.
  • ●  Use Puppet Pals as a tool to share our message. I think that we did that one really well because we used the right puppet pals and we had no delay.

  • ●  Keep our audience engaged. I think we did well with this one too because we added in a funny part and that got more people listening to our video.

  • WALT: show integrity. 
    • ●  Everyone in our group has contributed evenly. I think that we all made an awesome team work and I think that because of that we all contributed evenly.

    • ●  Integrity is the main theme of our message. I think that we made sure we got our message threw but next time we could have made us integrity was the main message the first time.
This is the link to go see the video:

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Science Sample

WALT:To make a 30 second movie

Description:We have been learning about energy and how it works. We had to make a 30 second movie about what we have learnt in science. I worked with Olivia. We choose to do a movie about kinetic and potencial energy.

What?Make a video about our understanding in what we know.
Why?To show what we know about energy.
How?We made the movie on IMovie and videod what we decided to video us doing.

Purpose:To show what we have learnt in science

Feedback/Feedfoward: I think you did a great job on that video showing what the three states of matter are. Rosalind:)

Evaluation:I think next time I should make sure it is actually 30 seconds.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Reading Sample


This is my Mnemonic that I made on Pic collage. I choose 5 words out of my spelling list. I hope you like it.

Buddy comment: good work amy I like the way you haven't just used one word.
Reflection:I think that I did well to think of words for my mnemonic.

Maths Sample

WALT:Use known facts to solve unknown facts.

Description:Me and Olivia made a poster about our maths sample about what we are learning to do. I think we did great.

Purpose:To describe what we are learning to do in maths.

Reflection:I think that I did really well with making the poster and participating in the poster.

Buddy comment: I think that you did well.