Thursday, 26 June 2014

My end of term Reflection

End of term reflection 

WALT: evaluate our learning honestly

What is an effective learner?  An effective learner is someone who gets everything done on time, well and helpful.

What were the highlights for this term? Why? The highlights of this term are hotshots tennis, CMIYC and S2T because I am good at them.

What were your greatest challenge this term?  Why? My greatests challenge this term was was getting all my samples done because you have to put heaps of detail in and lots of other things like WALT, description and evaluation.

How are you going towards acting with integrity? Why?  How could you improve? I reckon I have been going well because most of the time I show it by helping people if they need help instead of doing specials. I could improve by doing it all the time.

What are your goals in our learner disposition wall?  Where to next? My goals to get to self-agency are I always finish my priorities and specials in the time given.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


WALT: inform

This is my writing about insulation hope you learn something


Have you ever wondered what insulation is? Well I'll tell you. There are lots of types of insulation they are pink batts,wet suits,dry suits,space suits,fur and blubber. The insulation in houses is usually pink candy floss (pink batts). 

Pink batts are made of fibreglass which keeps heat in. It is like putting a massive jersey on your house. If you don't have insulation it is like going to the mountains in winter and thinking you'll stay warm.

 Dry suits and wet suits also keep you warm because dry suits don't let any water in. Trapping a thin layer of air so your body heats the air up so that means you could go diving in Antarctica. You couldn't go diving in Antarctica in a wet suit because wet suits let water in and your body warms up the water. 

Another form of insulation is in space suits. Sometimes it can be hot or cold in space. In the space suits they have liquid layers. Liquid layers are layers of tubes filled with water. They can put in hot or cold water.

Insulation is used to keep in hot or cold water or air and that's what insulation is.

Evaluation: I reckon I did well but I could make it more visual.

Feedback/feedforward: Nice writing! As you said, you could make it more visual.



Writers notebook

WALT: Collect ideas and experiences

This is a page about what makes me angry

If you can't read them here they are: people that show off, people that hog the ball and when I kick my ball over the fence and the dog pops it.

Tuesday, 24 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 

What are you most proud of and why? Temple tap downs because I am really good at it.

What challenged you the most and Why? Rack track because he made us do it with our bad hand.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? I reckon I could work on my racetrack because I always drop it.

Evaluation: I reckon I could do more detail to the description.

Feedback/feedforwad: I like how you have given honest reflections. To improve this post you could answer the questions with full sentences. Katie.


WALT: Gain an understanding from a text

1) Has Matariki always been popular with New Zealanders? 
I don't think that matariki has always been popular in New Zealand as barely anyone knew about it.
2) What constellation is Matariki found in?
The constellation that matariki is found in is Taurus.
3) What does Matariki translate to in English?
Matariki means eyes of the god or little eyes in English.
4) What does the sighting of Matariki signify?
Sighting Matariki signifies the Moari new year is about to start.
5) If Matariki is Hazy and Unclear to see, what type of season will be expected?
If matariki is hazy it means it will be a cold, lean season 
6) What are the different stories that people believe of Matariki?
The stories that some people believe about matariki are that the stars are 7 sisters or that the stars of matariki are members of Te Whanua Marama.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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.

 WALT: communicate a message with others.
                                 Create a story board showing the beginning, middle and end of our message
I think we did averge plus we made our video different
Use Puppet Pals as a tool to share our message.
  I reckon we did averge but next time I wouldn't use puppetpals.
Keep our audience engaged.
I reckon we did average because when they were watching it they didn't look to interested

WALT: show integrity.
Everyone in our group has contributed evenly.
I reckon we did well because everyone contriuted.
Integrity is the main theme of our message
We didn't do that well because it was more kothahetanga.
Feedback/feedforward: I think you should talk louder. 
# Liam

I showed integrity by when our maths box was tipped over I picked it up when no one was watching.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Science sample

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works. 

Description: We have been learning about energy. To share our learning, we have made a video to explain how energy works

Eveluation:I reckon we could hold the camera a bit stiller.

Feedback/feedforward: It was very clear and you got your point though and you could make it a bit louder.

#Ben I

Writing sample


Description:we are doing this to show what we are learning about energy.

Evaluation: I reckon I could make it mare visual.

Feedback/feedforward:I think you could of added more detail on the description. I think you did well at making it visual. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Literacy sample

WALT: Rote Learn

Task: use Mnemonics to help us learn our spelling words

Purpose: We have been working on Mnemonics to learn our spelling words.

Process: We had to use Mnemonics to help us learn our spelling words. We had an example then we went away and had ago our selves. 

Learning: I learn how to make mnemonics. You make them by using a word then making a a sentence with the letters in the word at the start of each word.

I reckon I did well but I could make them more funny

Feedback/feed forward : You did well at your Mnemonics. You could of made them with a bit more sence


Monday, 2 June 2014

Maths Sample

WALT: use known facts to find unknown facts.

In Troy's maths groups 10 and 11 have been using known facts to find unknown facts.

We are doing this so we can work out hard questions

We learnt to use known facts to find unknown facts by doing easy problems first until we got it. 

I learnt how to use known facts to find unknown facts.

I reckon I have been doing this really well because I can easily work out my 12 timetables by using my 11 timetables but I reckon I could do bigger problems.

Feedback/forward I reckon you did well at the description because you added detail. I reckon you could of explain the task a bit better #Jaiden