Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Flag I like:

For one of our Tic-Tac-Toe's I chose to chose a flag that I like and then say what I like about and why it should be our new flag. Here it is

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

ET Reo Portfolio Sample

Every Monday we have ET Reo. We do ET Reo so that we can learn a new language and we can have a conversation to people in Maori.  ET Reo is when we learn all about Maori phrases, songs and all about the culture so that we can use them in our everyday life. This term our focus has been to learn some Maori fruits and vegetables and/foods and then how to say them properly. After we learnt how to say the fruits and vegetables  and foods properly we learnt how to ask a buddy what they liked and what they disliked. 

Big Idea:
We had to learn lots of different fruits and vegetables foods and then ask a friend what they liked and disliked in a video. I think that I know all of the fruits and vegetables and foods really well and I know how to ask what they liked and dislike but I think that I need to keep practicing trying to pronounce the words properly. 

Feedback/Feed Forward:
WOW! What a great movie you guys have made!  You guys have really added depth and detail to your movie. I can really see your improvement in the Maori language. What I think you could do better next time is to show more of what you have learnt. I'm sure you have learnt a lot about the culture! You can also work on pronouncing the words :D Aye 

I was successful at projecting my voice so that the audience could hear what I was saying and I was successful at learning all of the fruits and vegetables/foods. But next time I think that I could improve on pronouncing the words properly because I sometimes didn't pronounce the word nga and I didn't pronounce koe and ae right.   

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Maths Portfolio Sample

In Class for maths this term we have been learning all about strategy maths. I am in Stage 6.  We are learning to use the best strategy for each problem. There are four strategies that we are learning about. Rounding and Compensating, Reversibility, Equal addition and Place Value partitioning.
I think that I am good at Rounding and Compensating and Equal addition but I think I need to work on Reversibility and Place Value partitioning.

Big Idea:
In class our teacher told us that we had to work out this sheet of questions. Since I am in stage six we had to work out each question with two strategies. There where objects with the price and then there where questions we had to answer we also had to show our working out: 
  • Have a sum more that $550
  • Have a difference between $ 40 and $60
  • Have a sum of exactly $426
  • Have a difference of $134

Well done you have done really well and it looks like you have put a lot of work and effort into it because of the lot of detail you have and all the right strategies it looks like you really know what you are talking about-Bella M

I think that I am good at Rounding and Compensating and Equal addition but I think I need to work on Reversibility and Place Value partitioning. I think that I always work out Rounding and compensating really well! 

Monday, 8 June 2015

Writing Portfolio Sample

In class I have been learning about complex sentences. We were given a video to watch  called ''Mouse For Sale". Then my teacher said that we had to write about the story but we could change parts of the story. Example: ( I changed the storyline and also the characters within the story). The Mouse for Sale video was like our motivation!
The Video: "Mouse For Sale".

Big Idea:
A Complex Sentence is when you have a simple sentence and then add a sentence to add on to it. ( The sentence that you add on shouldn't make sense on it's own). Example: Hannah is a girl. That makes sense on it's own but it is quite a boring sentence. To make a complex sentence you could say: Hannah is a girl, with long flowy hair. If you just said 'with long flowy hair' it wouldn't make sense.
Here is my Writing, ( The red is where I have put a complex sentence).

Feedback and FeedForward:
Wow Hannah! I am very impressed on how many complex sentences you can fit into one story! You should be proud. I have one question for you. "If you had no idea what a complex sentence was, would that affect the quality in your writing?" -Aye :D

I think I did a good job using complex sentences, I tried hard to use complex sentences and I found it quite hard. I think that if you didn't use complex sentences and you didn't know about them your writing would be ok but if you did use complex sentences your writing it would be much more interesting.

A few days later we did some collaborative writing I did it with Alyssa. It was the same type of writing, watching a video and then rewriting it with our own twist.
This is the video that I watched Peck Pocketed:

Here is my collaborative writing:

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Science Portfolio Sample

I have been In Troys science group this Term. In Troys Science group we have been learning about Webs. Native Webs a Marine web and our lunchbox food web. The 'Native food web was when we looked at what was in our NZ bushes and what were the predators for our NZ birds. The second web was our Marine food web we learnt what fish eat what. The last web was our lunch box food web we grabbed what was in our lunch box and then investigated further.  At first thought I thought that my food came from the supermarket!

Big Idea: I learnt about how our food is processed and connected to the sun. I also learnt that we need to the sun to live. Our food goes through a lot of care to get to us.... All thanks to the sun. Without the sun we would not have food, such as fruits, nuts and vegetables and chocolate because chocolate comes from a cocoa bean that comes from the ground, which comes from dirt and dirt comes from the sun.  

Feedback/FeedForward: I love your poster. What I think you could have done better is putting pictures instead of just writing what it is. I also think you could have added more colour to it. Great Job. Rosalind:)

I agree with Rosalind, I think that I could put pictures instead of writing it ( for all the visual learners). I think that I put a lot of detail in my poster going deep down explaining all about the foods that I had in my lunch box.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Reading Portfolio Sample Comprehension (Tic-Tac-Toe)

WALT: Make connections
Description: This Term my reading goal is Comprehension. In Comprehension I have been focusing on relating to the text or to myself  - text to text connections/ text to self connections and text to world connections. Text to text is when you can relate to one story and then relate to another novel that has the same message/ storyline. Text to self is when you can relate to the book and to yourself (example: Something that has happened in the story and to you). Text to world is something that has happened in a story and then in the world.
Today in class for one of my Tic-Tac-Toe, I chose to read the story the Hare and the Tortoise. After I read that there were some questions that I had to answer about the story, Here they are:

Who won the race and how? 
The Tortoise won the race, because the hair sprinted at the start and was so far away from the tortoise that he thought, I’m just going to have a quick nap. The short nap turned into a long sleep. While the hair was sleeping the Tortoise passed the sleeping hair and won the race. The hare  woke up to the crowd cheering well done Tortoise you won the race!

What was the moral (or lesson that can be learned) from the story? Believe in yourself, anything is possible if you dare to achieve. 

Write one text to self connection you have made with the story. 
I am not the fastest runner, and this year in cross country I came 7th which last year I came 11th so I think I did much better than last year. How I can relate to the tortoise is because the tortoise believed in his her/self and kept going and won the race When I was running I kept going and going and I did much better than last year.

Write one text to text connection you have made with the story.

In the book Charlie and the Chocolate factory, all the contestants who had  won a  golden ticket bragged that they had found a golden ticket and they weren't being very nice about it, but when Charlie found a golden ticket he didn’t brag and he asked his parents if they wanted the golden ticket! I can make a connection between the hare and the tortoise because the hare bragged to the tortoise that he was going to win but he didn't.  

Big Idea/ Success Criteria:
I need to be able to make these connections:
  • Text to Text
  • Text to World
  • Text to Self

Feedback and feedforward: 
I think you did an amazing job on your moral on the story. You seem to know all about Comprehension. It really relates to integrity.......  Your text to self connection is a good start to your story. Maybe next time you could do your description a little less BIG.  Good Job Olivia B


I think that I explained the questions really well (In depth)  I think that in reading I need to keep trying and reflecting on text to world, because sometimes I struggle on finding an example.