Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Term 3 Review

Today our class did a term 3 review on how this term went for us, I made a poster in my day book to show you how my term went this year. The first thing is the things that were a highlights for is then it was our achievements then what our goal for next term was or what we wished for to happen in our learning.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Inquiry-Portfolio Criteria

WALT: Gather Information 

Eb (dress from around the world)-
Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different cultural dress from around the world. The first stage of an inquiry is to gather information ‘Get It’. First we chose a culture we wanted to find out more about and then started researching. 

Get It, Sort It, Use It Model 

1. What are you most proud of? The thing I am most proud of is that I found lot of information then I made a new creation that did not look the same to the indian headwear I was making.

 2. What did you find challenging? The challenging thing was attaching the side fabric to the wire.

 3. My next ‘Get It’ goal is? Is to make more indian patterns to make the piece more cultural.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Writing Sample

WALT:  Entertain

My writing goal this term was use a variety of simple, complex, and compound sentences

I have used a variety of simple, complex and compound sentences to build interest and suspense.

I have organised and sequenced my ideas into paragraphs for purpose and effect.

TASK: craft a free-choice piece of writing that shows how I am developing my goal

First Piece:

Focus Piece:

How has your writing has improved this term? Yes because Suzanne has taught me that I can't tell the reader you describe to the reader and I think I have improved that.

The part of my story I am most proud of is paragraph... I think I have made the reader build more suspense because I have used lots of words like suddenly, just then I heard.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? My goal for next time is to create more imaginary I will do that by using more similes and rich language.

Feedback/Feedforward: I really like the way you have made me want to read more so I knew were she was. You have some very cool similes and fit into the sentences. There were a couple of words that were mentioned a few times in some of your sentences. Like realised. 

Reading Sample

My reading goal this term was... Use and discussion to consider alternative  viewpoints.


GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting
SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising.

USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections.

TASK (Callum and Liam T your task is different: you need to write a description here of 

what you are trying to find out.)
inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using  the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process. After reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J.Palaccio our group felt moved to DO something but we didn’t know what! We all had lots of questions so we decided to research more about disabilities before deciding. I wanted to know more about 

different disabilities. We tried to find the difference between a disability and a disease.

I can research using different sources.
I can think logically, creatively, and reflectively.
I can make generalisations from patterns and connections 

We made this poem as well, we got inspired by a poem called my invisible disability we renamed our poem we made up my visible disability. Here it is.

My body has a tear,
I have two paralysised legs,
And I'm half paralysised with fear.

My rage increases everyday,
And I'm the one who has to pay,
My angers growing right inside,
And yet I have no place to hide.

I've been forever cursed with this visabl disability
Which stops me from having,
Every cool ability,
This is my fatal flaw and the whole world can see,


Did my thinking change or stay the same during the ‘GET IT’ stage? My thinking changed because I found out new infomation (Exsample: I thought that desaises did not efect disabilties but they do.) Thats why my thinking changed.

From ‘SORTING IT’ I can make these generalisations: People with disabilities are normal people but they can not do something we can. Normally people with disabilities wasn't to be independent. People with disabilities think their normal and we are different.

‘USE IT’ (what did you do- those who did a social action, or what could you have done for this stage- for those who didn't know. My group did a poster that I showed you the image. We found out lots of facts and made connections to our poster.

Maths Sample

WALT: Continue a number pattern and find the rule for finding the next number. 
Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.
Task:  Make a short movie to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.
  • Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it
  • Clear message
  • Two questions to show your learning
  • Correct answer
  1. What are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of that I showed in my movie how I knew and the things that were required. 
  1. What challenged you the most and why? The thing that challenged me most was that explaining the goal.
  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Don't rub the speaker while talking so it does not make background sounds that cover my voice.
Feedback/Feedforward:  I think you did a great job and you had a very clear voice. I think you could do something about the background sounds. Rosalind:)_______________________________________________________________