Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Writing sample

Description: In writing we chose a goal based on what we need to work on. The options were: Words, Ideas and Sentences. I chose Ideas because I couldn't find any planning at all in any pieces of my writing. My specific goal in Ideas is to use planning templates. To get better at it I am looking at photos, generating ideas from them and then putting them down in a template. 

Success criteria.
To have ideas about what to write.
To plan thoroughly.
To have a clear structure.
To stick the main point. 
We used this photo for motivation. Here are my plans.

Big idea:

Wow Ana! You used a lot if hints and ALOT of descriptive words. Do you think your story makes sense? I think your story is so great, I have no idea on what you might need to work on. Maybe you could practise paragraphing shorter paragraphs but still keep the main idea.

Evaluation: I think I could add another paragraph in and shorten some of my other paragraphs because sometimes it is a lot to read. I did well at using adjectives and adding clues. And I planned my story well. 

Friday, 21 August 2015

Wearable arts.

Description: For production we are doing Wearable arts. The main theme of the production is Ora-Life. We have to make a costume of recycled material. We had a day where we went to all the teachers in poutama for a 'taster'. The options were, Heros and Villians, Elements and Out of Africa. I am in Out of Africa, we have to create a garment that relates to Africa. First we had to reaserch Africa and make a mood board. A mood board is a poster of all these things related. To your topic that you liked. Next we had to plan our garment out, here is my plan and my mood board.

I have got both my wings done now and they are looking fabulous so far. I am going to finish my tail and make my mask next and then my costume will be complete.

1) The materials that I used to create my garment were: Paper, hairtyes, elastic, staples, bath towel, cardboard, cable tyes.

2) The most challenging thing about production for me was: cutting out the feathers because it was extremly tedious and they broke easily.

3) One way I demonstrated a growth mindset during production was: when I couldn't find anything to use in my hair but I kept on looking and found some cable tyes.

4) Something I am really proud of about production was: my wings because now that I am finished they look amazing.

5) Our school vision is to create agency, creativity and excellence. I showed this by: creating my t-shirt out of a bath sheet and my feathers out of paper.

Here is my costume.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Reading Portfolio Sample.

Description: In reading we were given a choice for our goal. We could chose either Summarising or 
Questioning. I thought I was quite good at both but could work on Questioning a bit more. We had to chose a tic tac toe about Questioning. I chose the Reverse it up task, which was the disadvantages of a computer.

Success criteria:
To think wider.
Think hard and out of the box.

Big Idea:
I have learnt to think harder andto question my ideas. For example, if I had A computer can't drive a car.  You can probobaly make a computer drive by controlling through it. So you would change the sentence to A computer can't drive a car with hands. That way it makes more sense. This task has helped me think more critically about what I am writing and if it is true.

Feedback/Feedforward: You have done a great job in terms of amount! Next time you could add more detail and make you questions deep so that the reader really has to think about your answer. Great job!
Isabella (Marly!)

Evaluation: I think I have done well at coming up with the ideas and thinking critaclly about my ideas. Next time I could make my questions a bit more deep and add detail to my poster.