Monday, 31 October 2016

Main Idea - Wright Brothers

Today we were learnt four structures that are in a text. These are scaffold text, complimentary text, challenge text and self selected text. We read about the wright brothers using the scaffold of the four structures. The scaffold is the structure which you build up your knowledge with facts etc. We then made a DLO about the main idea about the text using the facts. 

Friday, 28 October 2016

Mona Lisa Smart Searching

This week we had a mini inquiry. We chose our topic by an alphabet generator, we ended up with a letter and chose our topic we could search about. I ended up with the letter 'm' and chose to talk about Mona Lisa. I then had three questions about the topic. We added should, could and might in our questions so it's more of a opened question. We then had to research and make a sketch note. When we were researching, we were using the skills that Mrs Ogilvie taught us. We had to narrow the search, and take the useless words out. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

3D Shapes

Today for tech, we were learning about the different 3D shapes, we learnt how to make a cube. We made a cube using an isometric paper to make a cube with the lines. The trick is to get a piece of white plain paper and put it on top of the isometric paper and make a cube with it by simply adding three lines together to make a diamond shape, then adding four lines together so that it can be a 3D cube. 

Narrowing a Search

This week we have been learning about narrowing a search. Mrs Ogilvie came to the library to talk to us about  being cyber smart. This will help us find the ideal information we want. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Reading Test Strategies

Inspector Gadget and Feet for Flight

For reading this week, we were practicing our test strategies for our upcoming tests in week 3/4 with two texts. We read two reviews about Inspector Gadget and Feet for Flight and used all our strategies to answer the questions. We had to read the instructions very carefully, we had to look at the questions so we knew what we were looking for in the text, read every word instead of skimming and scanning, once we're done, read the text again just to find the actual answer, eliminate the answers you know aren't correct and choose the best answer you think is right.  

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Care Awards - Attitude

Today, I have completed a care award, I tutored someone who needed extra help. Our care awards are, confidence, attitude, respect and excellence and innovation. You have to choose 5 in each care so 5 in confidence and so on and get a sign from the 1 of the 6 head students and from the teacher.Today I got my care award signed by Zeba the Manaikalani leader. Then you have to make an appointment with the principal and talk to him about getting your badge. This is my first year and it is really fun. I taught Sa Kae how to make a DLO and also taught her about syllables.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Rhythm Interactive

Today (Room 5, LS1, and LS2) we had a session of Rhythm Interactive with Lucy and Johnnie. It was very interesting because Lucy and Johnnie didn't talk because they said that 'actions speak louder than words.' We had to listen and follow the beat that Lucy and Johnnie did. We had to learn 3 rhythms by clapping it with out hands, to get it in our head. We learnt some songs and how to play the drum with them, these songs were translated into English; 'Together we can change,' was a sentence from a song we sang.   Lucy and Johnnie are partners who travel to spread the message of; 'actions speak louder than words.' 

A big thank you to Lucy and Johnnie for coming, and also giving us a drum for our music room. 

Monday, 10 October 2016

Leadership Tagul

This term we are focusing on leadership, this is because next year we will all be leaders as we're going to be year 8's. We were looking at qualities and different role models. We had answers like 'Mum' or 'Nelson Mandela'. We used 'tagul' to make our word cloud. We found out that leaders all make mistakes, but learn from them. In the end, we all had our own role models, these models all had different qualities. 

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Goals - Care Awards

These are the goals I want to achieve. This is for one of my CARE awards and I'm very hoping I can achieve these goals.