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?

What are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of how I can do some more tricks with the tennis racket because I didn't really know these tricks before.

What challenged you the most and Why?
What challenged me the most is trying to bounce the ball with the side of the racket because it is not the flat side and also it is really thin.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
My goal to work towards is being able to actually play the game a bit more.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Ki O Rahi

WALT Summarise (How will I know I am successful?)

  • identify key words

  • identify main ideas


- Learn the legend

- Understand the legend

- Re-Tell

- Play the game



Create a pic summary of the story.

- daybook

- writer’s notebook

- 53 Pages App

- Educreations App

- Explain Everything

Re-Tell the story in a creative way:
- Written
- Picture Story
- Video
- Spoken Drama
- Dance
- Animation

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Writing Sample

WALT: inform

DESCRIPTION: Write an explanation about something you have learned about energy.
For our writing sample we have been writing about energy. I have written about potential and kinetic 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

Here is my writing.

What is potential energy? Imagine you were on the biggest roller coaster ride of your life. You are ready to zoom from the top of a big slope. Are you showing potential or kinetic energy?.

Potential energy is stored energy.  For example, when you put a ball on top of a hill it is ready to move down but it doesn't yet. The energy is stored with nothing to give it the ability to move so it doesn't push the ball to move forward. If the ground was rumbling it gives enough energy to push the ball so it rolls down the hill as kinetic energy. If you didn't get that here is another example. If a cart is on top of a roller coaster it is ready to move. The cart's energy is kept in so it is ready to burst out and make it move.
When something makes enough energy to make the cart go down, it will make it go down.
Any object that is ready to move but not enough energy to move is potential energy.
Now let's talk about kinetic energy.

Now what is kinetic energy? Is it when your are zooming down the big slope? Is it the opposite of potential energy?. Kinetic energy is moving energy.
For example, when a tissue roll is on an edge of a table, the tissue roll rolls off the table showing kinetic energy. It is showing kinetic energy because when the tissue roll falls of the table it is moving so it is kinetic energy. Here is another example. When a bowling ball is ready to roll and hit the pins it is potential energy. When you release the bowling ball from your hand with lots of energy, it is kinetic energy. That is how kinetic energy works.
Now we know how both kinetic and potential energy is. Potential is stored  and kinetic is moving energy.

state the main point in the first part of a each new paragraph 

You have started  to use main points at the start of each body paragraph. 
include evidence (facts, experiments etc) to support my main point

I really like your examples and how you have given more than one.
explain the evidence and how it proves my main point

You have persevered to explain how/why your example proves your point - this is really tricky, well done.
Practise writing a linking sentence to my next paragraph

Your ideas link in your paragraphs. Your paragraphs flow and you have tried to link them. Well done.
infuse style: topic-specifc vocab, second/third person, present tense, transition words

Writing assessment:

Great style. You have used some transition words.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Integrity sample

WALT: Show Integrity

Why? To showcase our understanding of this terms value of Integrity. We will share this during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 7
Who? The World

Task: make a panoramic photo showing integrity

Description: Integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Zac, Ross, Grace and I made a panorama of what integrity is.
In the panorama, Zac and Ross were drawing pictures and leaving the pencils on the floor. I picked up the pencils even though no one told me too. I placed the pencils back to it's place.
Grace was the photographer.

When have I been showing integrity?

I have been showing integrity in marking my tables challenge sheet. I have shone integrity when I was doing my work independently. I have also done it at home too. Not only at school.
I have not shone integrity sometimes. Sometimes when I do my work and have to go somewhere, I sometimes leave my pens on the floor and avoid trying to pick them up. It's not really good to not show integrity so I try to pick up my pens and put them away now.
I think we all did a fantastic job. I think we did the best that we could trying to tell people what is integrity. Just maybe aliens could understand what our panorama's story is telling.

Grace's comment (feedback/feedforward):
Great work I can really see that you understand and know what integrity is Wow great work keep it up Aye.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

3 states of matter

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works.

DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about energy. To share our learning, Devin and I have made a video to explain how energy works.

What? Make a video (no longer than 30 seconds) about our understanding of energy. i.e. States of matter, Potential and Kinetic energy, Newtons Cradle or forms of energy like Radiation, Convection, Conduction
Why? To show what we know about how energy works, to share during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 6
Who? The World

My comment:
I think me and Devin did a great job with our video about states of matter. We could have more info but our video had to take 30 secs.
Devin's comment:
Well done to us but I think if we had enough time we would put more info in it.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Writer's notebook (Naughty stuff)

WALT: Write ideas in writers notebook.
Few weeks ago we wrote in our writers notebook of what we did naughty and what we saw other people do naughty. Here is a pic of my writers notebook.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


WALT rote learn (by heart)
Today we used our spelling words as mnemonics. Mnemonics are letters from each word turned into a sentence. Here is mine.

I think I did well trying to make all those mnemonics even though they did not make much sense.
I think you did very well and the pictures are great but some of them don't make sense.
Emma D