Stephen (Building)- Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different houses around the world. First we chose a question and then researched to find the answer to our question. Our question was ‘What are houses like in japan and why are they like this? Each group had to pick a country and inquiry into what their houses are like, present their findings in a Haiku Deck and then build their house in Minecraft.
I think I'm a novice because I can get lots of info from one source like Wikipedia
Here is the get it sort it use it model
1. What are you most proud of?
The practise japanese via house that I did and finished Wednesday night on the 17th of September.
WALT 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 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 for our own reading inquiry. My inquiry question was… how can I help with endangered species SUCCESS CRITERIA I can research using a range of sources I can keep asking questions as a research I can sort information and see patterns I can show changes in my thinking I can co-operate with others to discuss ideas I can share my learning with others I can manage my own learning and behaviour to work independently
This Is my reading contract
This is my poster
These are pictures of my hexagon groups.
This the colour code meanings
This is a picture of a panda that I drew on my poster
How did my thinking change during my inquiry? It didn't change really What patterns did I notice?
That most mammals are endangered because there habitat is being taken away
WALT: Entertain My writing goal this term was to link paragraphs SUCCESS CRITERIA Paragraphing My writing is organised into paragraphs, each with it’s own idea or ‘scene.’
TASK: craft a free-choice piece of writing that shows how I am developing my goal
Here is my first draft
"I need to find out how this is happening I can't just figure it out myself"she said aloud her nana said "you go girl but don't get changed" so she invented a special type of humanoid dummy she placed it in a sleeping bag that night and put it right under the starry night at the river of shadows. She went and hid in the bushes waiting quietly and then... Something emerged from the moon lit water it was... Two of her friends they weren't normal people they were shadows but she figured that only in the day time they are normal people they were in chains because they were being forced to take people and scare little children and make others think that they have been killed "but how are they turning into shadows"she wondered When they when back in the water she followed them and found a dark under water lair that you can actually breath in "it's amazing"she nervously whispered under her breath some body shouted "who said that" she froze with fright , she new that voice it was... Bartholomew basin. Bartholomew basin was very chubby boy ever since Damashka said no to him when he asked her out to the school ball.he ran away never coming back. He turned on the light. Damashka got into a hiding place just in the nick of time she felt that this was the end of the line to be specific the end of her life. he said said to himself "I swear I heard someone"Damashka peaked around the corner he sounds and looks more handsome then he used to look ugly she thought. She slowly tiptoed in an fashion that was quite weird out of her spot that she hid in. She said "Bartholomew is that you because you look different" "of course it's me the great Bartholomew the most evil one in the world" he boomed.
Chapter two how the mystery began/the ending of Bartholomew basin
"Why are you capturing people and keeping them down here?" Said Damashka " I wish to rule the "at first I thought you going to be willing to help me but I was wrong" "Any people who come down to the at night will be taken away by two a day of people once i find some one who will help me take over the world with I will let the others go or kill them. But they will still be shadows ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! "Oh I'm so evil I'll make a great king" . "But if you tell the police about this I will take you out to the sea and drown you or make you get eaten by sharks" said Bartholomew. "I promise I won't tell the police" said Damashka Bartholomew believed her which was a bad thing because Damashka was really smart all she had do was part up with the police and figure out a plan that would work that would save her and the other people but she needed to tell the police only if I'm in light I won't turn into a shadow so they have to find some way to keep Damashka in the light without Bartholomew knowing and to also keep the police out of sight to capture Bartholomew. When she was let go by Bartholomew she ran home. She'd remembered seeing this little machine on her friends backs she realized that she needed to go back there at night without being seen to get a sample of that little machine. At eleven o clock.( her bed time by the way) she went to her nanas room and told her what she was doing and her nana said"be back by twelve" so Damashka went to the Halloween store to get some invisible spray paint. She covered herself with the spray paint and went of to the river when she went in the place under water she found Bartholomew's room she quietly looked through the draws and found a sample she ran out of the water slipped her togs on dived in the water to get the paint off got out of the water dried her shivering body put her clothes back on went to the store to get something to eat and went back home.she went into her lab and studied the machine and found out that in the night time the machine sprayed Invisible paint on the person to make her be invisible.she told her nana about it and went to bed. The next morning she ran to the police with the sample she told them about Bartholomew told them about the sample and explained her plan. That night she and the police at eleven snuck into Bartholomew's bedroom picked him up but then he woke up they quickly snapped hand cuffs on him freed the tranced people , got the machines of the people and put Bartholomew in jail. Before he got in the police car he shouted I'll be bbbbbaaaaaacccccckkkkk !
Here is my edtied version of a part of chapter one and all of chapter two.
"I need to find out how this is happening I can't just figure it out myself."she said aloud her nana said "don't worry I believe in you go do it but don't let him change you." so she used her new invention which is a special type of humanoid dummy she placed it in a sleeping bag that night and put it right under the starry night ,at the river of shadows. She went and hid in the bushes waiting quietly and then...
Something emerged from the moon lit water it was... Two of her friends they weren't normal people
they were shadows but she figured that only in the day time they are normal people they were in chains because they were being forced to take people and scare little children and make others think that they have been killed."but how are they turning into shadows"she wondered
When they when back in the water she followed them and found a dark under water lair that you can actually breath in "it's amazing."she nervously whispered under her breath some body shouted "who said that." she froze with fright , she new that voice it was... Bartholomew basin. Bartholomew basin was very chubby boy ever since Damashka said no to him when he asked her out to the school ball.he ran away never coming back. He turned on the light. Damashka got into a hiding place just in the nick of time she felt that this was the end of the line to be specific the end of her life.
Evaluation How has your writing has improved this term? I don't think it has very much but this is only my opinion other people might not think that The part of my story I am most proud of is….because… I think the very end of my edited part I know that it will make people laugh Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? I think it should be my punctuation Feedback/Feedforward:
I liked your story and I agree with you Need a little more punctuation.
Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.
Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.
Draw the Learning Pit.
List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit.
List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit.
Label where good learning happens.
List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit.
Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit.
How did you feel when you were in the pit?
really flustered and stuck i couldn't control myself
What did you do to work out of the pit?
i asked for help and tried a different strategy
Feedback/Feedforward: Well done Devin just a little work here and there then you've done
I have chosen some smart goals from my school report.
My reading goal: is to make both text to text and text-word connections. I chose this goal because I think if I achieve this goal I will be better at reading faster and being able to understand better. I will achieve this goal by reading big book that has a lot of pages and in that book I will make connections so I can under stand better. I will have achieved this goal by the end of week 4 next term. I will help myself by: reading a big book from the city library and read it at school and at home.
My writing goal: is to use links within and between paragraphs. I chose this goal because I feel that I have not done very much of that in my writing. I will achieve this goal by making lots of writing samples by paragraphs. I will have achieved this goal by the end of week 2 when we have been at school for 2 weeks. I will help myself by: getting my mum dad grandma grandpa and myself to give me any topic to write about at school and home.
My maths goal: is to use my 2s,5s and 10s multiplication and division facts to solve problems. I chose this goal because some of the math equations my teacher is giving me is a tad bit hard for me and I can achieve this by practising my 6x tables and lots of math equations that are a tad bit hard for me. I will have reached my goal at the end of the school term holidays. I will help myself by:getting my parent or grandparents to give me some hard math equations and i'm also going to give myself some equations to figure out at school and at home.
heres a pic of some things from camp goals l
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'm most proud of being able to do a temple throw in grass hopper tennis because I never new what it was and I didn't know how to do it and then I found out I'm pretty good at it.
What challenged you the most and Why?
That would probably be cut the cheese because I never really have been able to do it because of the way it was invented.
Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Maybe getting heaps of practice on cut the cheese.
Walt Inform use a range of verbs (evaporate, melt, etc.) i think i did an ok job on that
use a variety of specific vocabulary (matter, solid, liquid, gas) i dont really know about that one
add significant detail to describe each part (examples, diagram, giff) i did a great job on that vary sentence starters yes now i think i did a good job on that organise my ideas into at least 5 paragraphs i dont think i did any of that at all I'm going to talk about insulation. Have you ever seen a house being made and wondered why they put pink candy floss in the walls? Well those wondering days are over because I am going to tell you why.
The cotton candy ( not real candy, it's actually pink batts ) that they put in houses helps keep the house warm in winter and cold in summer, its called insulation. Insulation is something that keeps warmth or coldness in our clothes houses and other stuff, Insulation also helps live so we can carry on with life. Houses in the olden days didn't have pink bats and in a home when you've got the fire going the heat travels up through the roof so the had grass roofs or houses made of mud. Crazy right?but it's actually really clever because when dried is a good insulator because it keep warmth in on cold day and coldness in on a hot day.
Do you know how space men keep warm in space? In the space mans space suit there is a cooling chamber and a warming chamber. From the chambers there are tubes going all over the space mans body. The tubes carry warm and cold liquid to keep the space man warm.
Seals yous'e a different type of insulation and so do other Atlantic animal. This insulation is called blubber. Blubber is a strong layer of fat that atracts the sun to keep the seals warm. If we didn't have insulation we wouldn't be here, Because we would of died of hunger and being dehydrated or frozen to death.
feedback: well done but you can do better. better luck next time amy
WALT: communicate a message with others.
WALT: show integrity.
DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about integrity. We want to share our understanding with others.
What? Make a Puppet Pal to show our understanding of integrity.
Why? To show what we know about integrity, to share during our Student Led Conference.
When? Term 2, Week 1 - 7
Who? The World
EVALUATION:Create a story board showing the beginning, middle and end of our message.I think we did a good job on the story board .Use Puppet Pals as a tool to share our message. I don't really have a feeling that we did a good job on it.Keep our audience engaged. I think we didn't do A good job.WALT: show integrity.
Everyone in our group has contributed evenly.I think we did a good job contributing we had roll me and jake were speakers and movers mason (jakes buddy) was a mover jake was the musician and phoebe (my buddy)wasn't there because she was sick so she did nothing but that's alright with her she said so. Integrity is the main theme of our message.
Your post must have a:
Title (capital letters for beginning of each word)
WALT at the top
Image - something visual for the reader (your story board and your Puppet Pal)
Description of what we did.
Evaluation - how well do I think I did Feedback/feedforward from buddy/teacher/parent
Feedback:I think that you have done a great job on your movie. I am sure that people will understand what integrity is very easily. Next time on you post you could put some more detail into it like what buddy did you do it with and things like that.
think me and Pheobe did a great job but I could do better on this
DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about energy. To share our learning, Aye 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
Feed back from Aye:
Wow, I think we did a great job inferring about the 3 states of matter. We could add more info but we can only make a 30 secs video.
Reflection: I think we did a great job but we could use mare info.
A mnemonic helps you remember spelling words you create a sentence with all the letters in that word in the sentence. but it has to make sence my spelling words were multiplication,squawk,usually,whimper and coarse.
Feedback well done Devin you did a great job from mum.
Reflection I think i did good job but I could be more creative with my words.
My new learning buddy's name is kobe she is a bit shy like me I am slowly getting fond of her but kobe is really nice. I'm sure kobe is slowly getting fond of me to. I think we are going to make a great pair!!!!
W.A.L.T evaluate our learning honestly
Task:Reflect on your efforts at swimming sports day
Success criteria: Use an image here
Answer questions honestly
Use correct spelling and punctuation
Ask your learning partner to write you some feedback . Remember Austin's butterfly.
What are you most proud of and why?
I'm most proud of doing is the lengths because it was my first time doing it and I made my dad proud so I'm happy;)