Friday, 25 September 2015

Image Questioning.

Description In class I am in Questioning. I am learning to question the text I am reading to get more information out of it. I chose an activity called Image questioning. We had to look at a photo of a man feeding a Koala water and question it. Here it is.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Passion project

Every Thursday we split into three groups and do different things. One group is Pop art with Kate another is Passion project and the last one is Drama with Rebecca. I am in Passion projects with Suzanne. A passion project is when you chose something your passionate about and you do something around it.

WALT use the PASSION inquiry process to investigate my passion independently/in small groups


BIG IDEA: I am going to do a mystery where students have to find the clues to who did what and put their entrys in a box. I am doing this while learning about Dame Agatha Christie. I have been doing some research on how Agatha wrote her stories. 



EVALUATION: I changed my mind on my Passion Project half-way through and so I don't have much to evaluate but... I think I am doing well for the time I have been given but I need to work a bit faster.


You look like you are really on track and sounds like Agatha Christies writing is reall interesting and it is nice that you are doing that mystery for the children well done there is nothing wrong with it at all-Bella M

Monday, 7 September 2015

Pae tamariki

This term the Kapa Haka group went to Pae Tamariki. Pae Tamariki is a maori celebration where groups from different schools and places come together to preform and share what they have learnt. Our Kapa Haka group went and performed together. Here are some videos of us.
Big Idea: 
At Pae Tamariki, I felt nervous because I was on stage and if I mucked up everyone would see it.

I felt most proud of making it through without mucking up because I was nervous about mucking up and since our practices were good I shouldn't muck up.

I found getting the time right challenging because not everyone was sure of what they should do and I needed to get the time right to show them what to do.

I managed this challenge by counting in my head and looking at what the people that did know what to do would do.

At Kapa Haka, I next want to learn the new songs to the best of my ability and perfect the rest.

Feedback/Feedforward: You sound like you have been organised and have been a great leader 
I really like how you have timed yourself and tried your best. I am sure you made your parents
proud of you. Well Done :D

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Maths production sample.

Description: For maths this term we have been working on multiplication and division. We had to do some tests to see what level we were at. I am in stage seven. There are three different strategys I am working on Proportional adjustment (PLAT), Place value partioning (PVP), Rounding and compensating (R/C) and Known Facts (KF). 

Big idea: We were given a sheet that had two questions on it. We had to show two strategys on each question to show that we knew how to use them. I think that I found all of them good apart from Proportional adjustment because I didn't find I needed to use it. But I got all of them done easily with them. Known Facts is when you use facts you know like when you just go 32+32=64, 64+32=96 ect, ect. Proportional adjustment is when working out multiplication problems you double one number and halve the other or treble one number and third the other. Place value partioning is when you take a question such as 6x26 and split the numbers so it goes 6x20=120, 6x6=36 and then you add 120 to 36 which is 156. So the answer to 6x26 is 156. And last of all Rounding and Compensating is when you take a question and do this to it 9x6= (10x6)-6=54.

Great job Ana, I love the way you have explained what strategys you have been using and giving a great example. Your working out is very clear as well! Good job. I think that you could maybe use proportional adjustment in your learning because I use it often and I think it is a great strategy. I love your post! Great job.

Evaluation: I need to use a wider variety of stratergies because some of the stratergies I use won't work in certain situations. But I did well at working out the questions.