Thursday, 10 April 2014


WALT: ask questions as we read to make sure we understand what we read.

 Remember we can question before we read…
What is this going to be about? What do I already know that will help me understand? what do I want to find out?
 We can question as we read… 
what does that mean? what is going to happen next? what else do I want to know?
 We can question after we read…
does that make sense? what have I learned? have I answered my earlier questions? what else do I want to know?
  • I learned to: ask questions 
  • Most challenging was: making questions
  • Next step is to: think more
Qwade, you are a great reader and you make sure you understand what you are reading. You can use prediction and questioning to help 'tune in' to your text and make sure you get the most out of it. It can be tricky to think about questions before you have read the text so make sure you keep wondering and thinking as you read to ask lots of different questions.Kerri

Sharing my Story

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Sharing our Stories

We have been creating a variety of art pieces this term. These pieces are all about ourselves and sharing our stories. We have used different media like collage, watercolour, crayon and clay to create our art. We are beginning to make choices as artists. Each piece of art shares a little about us.

WALT: share our stories and ideas through art.
WALT: explore a variety of media and make choices about
how we want our finished piece to look

Success criteria: * our message is clear
* our art represents us
* we have tried different media
* we choose the media to create the
effect we want


I Think
My Buddy
my message is clear
yes it is because I didn't rush
I think Qwade ducent rush
my art represents me
it does because its my art
I think Qwades art represents him
I have tried different media
i did because i used pencil then vivid
I think Qwade tries different media
I choose media to create the effect I wanted
water paint because I tired to make my mr person colourful
I think Qwade dose
my favourite media is… because
CLAY because u can make anything with it
I think Qwade dose because he sees so
Qwade, I am pleased you enjoyed the clay, I had a great time creating my clay pieces too. 
You have experimenting and exploring the different media and you are starting to make choices as an artist to create the finished piece you want.
Your next step is to make sure you complete your art pieces so we can display them. 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Term One Value

Kotahitanga (Unity/Togetherness)

Values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which we think and act. In fact everything we do reflects our values!

WALT:         Show kotahitanga with our little buddies from Busy


Task:                 Create a poster showing kotahitanga
Success Criteria:
  • Include a clear Image
  • Include our name and our buddies name
  • Show and explain kotahitanga (working together)
  • Our poster makes sense
How am I going showing?
I think
My buddy thinks
i am a little bit good because
some friends bully me after
they come to my house they
only want to go on my
I think Qawde is a bit good at friendship
i am a little bit good because some people bully me
I think Qwade is good at sharing
i am a little bit good because
a lot of people plam me
about something bad happens
I think Qwade could get better at teamwork because sometimes he doesn’t join in the games
Looking out for each other
i am a little bit good because
i am the one people take care of
because i am rosies son
I think Qwade is the the one who needs to be looked after

 Yellow Hat
What of the above attributes above do you feel is strongest for you?
 Black Hat
What of the following attributes do you feel you need to improve on?
 Red Hat             
How do I feel about kotahitanga?
Qwade, I am sorry to hear that people are making you sad. Remember you can always come to me (or any of the other teachers) to help you if you are having problems. I think you work hard to display kotahitanga by looking out for people and sharing your ideas in a group.

Maths - addition and subtraction

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