Thursday, 18 September 2014

Inquiry-Portfolio Criteria

WALT:  gather information

Description: 

Elly (Art)- Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about art 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. 

Criteria:
Matrix showing what you think and what your inquiry teacher thinks.

Evaluation:

1. What are you most proud of? My art because I have made lots of progress and Oliver thinks it is coming along great.

2.What did you find challenging? Doing the research because I wanted to go onto my art straight away.

 3. My next ‘Get It’ goal is?  To do more research.





Feed back: HARRISON you did good with your art it is looking good and you are taking your time.
Feed foward: next time you could do some more research.
 from Oliver.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Reading


W.A.L.T: 
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. 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 How we can help people with disabilities to be independent.

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




Did my thinking change or stay the same during the ‘GET IT’ stage?
It did change because I feel like I understand it more. We all had one question that in our small groups we had to find out. Our challenge was to find out all about disabilities.

From ‘SORTING IT’ I can make these generalisations: 
Most people with disablities want to be independent.
They a treated differently because they look different.
To them they're normal and we're different.
They a rather happy the way they are.

‘USE IT’ 
Ben,Liam and I would like to invent something that helps people with crutches. We are also going to observe how hinges work to make this ........ creation.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Writing

Draft 1 
3 HEROS
CHAPTER 1 
The future
There once was a man called Manny. His son Bob aspired to be a scientist like his great grandfather. One day Manny arranged a visit to the lab for himself and Bob to see what it was like there. While Bob was walking he wasn't paying  much attention to what was below his eyes. There was a toad only 2 cm away from his feet. Suddenly, he tripped. Bob went flying in the air and crashed into the shelf where the potions were stored. The bottles went flying throughout the room. Several of the potions fell on the toad, Bob and Manny.   The toad started turning orange and it grew bigger and bigger until it was a fully grown fox. Bob's feet started hovering over the ground. "Holy moly," said Bob. Manny's arms grew muscles as big as a baby's body. He also had a humongous six pack."holy shoot," said Manny Bob blurted out that 951x74=70374. He suddenly just yelled what was going to happen in the future. "What was that last thing you said?" Manny said. "That the earth will turn into a battle field and there will be a bunch of monsters everywhere!" "How will that happen?" "The king of Monsters will create over 100000 creatures to destroy the planet." "We have to do something about this," said Manny, "plus we do have super powers now." "True" said the fox. "You can talk" they asked. "Yes", "indeed I can talk." "Let's go and save the world". "Bob?," said Manny. "Could you make a flying jet?" "Yes." "Ummm, fox what's your name?" "James" he replied. "Okay." "Bob," Manny asked. "Could you make a machine gun that shoots rockets?" "Sure," said Bob. "Once you've done that we need to go and save the world!"10 minutes later. "Done" said Bob. "Okay!" "Get in the flying jet." 3...2...1 BLAST OFF !!!!!!!



CHAPTER 2
The arrival

"I'm hungry" said James. "Live with it" said Manny. Nec minute. "Bob," said Manny. "Can you make a fridge." "Okay," he replied. Nec minute. "Done." "James, help your self to some roast turkey." Cmmmccmccimmi. "Finished." "We are there," said Manny. "Put on the landing gear Manny ordered." "Okay," Bob replied. Suddenly,BANG! "Are you alright" James said to Manny. "What do you think," "NOOO!" Pow. Manny punched a hole in the flying jet. Manny jumped, Bob flew & James climbed. "We are now in the king MONSTERS lair." "Follow my feet" said Manny. Suddenly, "where did you go Manny," said James. Manny looked at his arms not knowing that he was invisible. "Holy cow!!" "Shhhhhhh." They said to Manny. "Just keep on walking." "Look at all this stuff." "Why is there bones everywhere." "Don't know," said bob. (This is the first thing he didn't know). All of a sudden, "get me some food," boomed a big voice. "Sure," said something that sounded like a talking rat. "I think  that was the king of monsters," said Manny who was still invisible. "Don't get distracted." "What's that sparkling thing over there," said James. "Let's go over to it," said Manny. BUT... Bob still hasn't learnt his lesson. So as you know, he trips over a pile of  wood and bones of course. The king of monsters turns around...


CHAPTER 3
The battle begins

"GRRRR," went the king of Monsters, who had just realised that there were trespassers in his lair. He came running at the 3 HEROS. But luckily, Manny punched the king of Monsters out of the way. Bob got a sharp plank of wood and stabbed him in the eye. Arrrrrrr, "you're going to die tonight." Ah!" Bang. The king of Monsters punched the 3 HEROS but they side stepped. His  hand hit a rock and a ripple of blood dribbled down his hand. "Shoot" Manny said to James. "Let's get this party started!"BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG KABOOM! A giant eye came shooting out faster then 750 miles per hour. "I can't breath" said the king of Monsters. Cough cough. (Moment of silence). "Now, let's smash that thing"!!


CHAPTER 4
Celebration time

When the 3 HEROS got home they had a huge party that they killed the king of Monsters. "Put on the MUSIC" Manny said. We are the champions.... After that they had a 10 layered cake, a lot of fizzy and a huge feast with roast turkey. "Movie time." After the Movie it was bed time for the 3 HEROS.

THE END
  
This is my focus piece.

CHAPTER 2
The arrival

 "Ah", says Bob thunderously, tripping over a lone cord, flying in the air landing on Manny's coffee. Brown liquid dribbling down the side of the mug finding it's way to the control system. ZzzrRzrrz. Lasers coming out,  sirens start beeping, everyone starts talking at one time. 
"QUEIT!" Manny yelled feeling distressed as he stamped his feet. 
"Now, listen."  "We're going inside the tornado, it's the only way in.""Fingers crossed everyone, we're going in."
The jet loses it's control as it swirls into the tornado. Creek, Metal peels of the side of the flying jet. The jet start's doing tricks like back flips as it falls.
 "Manny ordered the landing gear engaged so James grabbed hold of the lever, but it was too late. BANG! They hit the ground solid. "
"Ah" my leg said James feeling sore.
"Toughen up" Manny said.
  Manny punched a hole in the roof so they could get out. 
"We are now at the king MONSTERS entrance to his lair ." 
There was a big red door losing all it's colour. The door was so big, if you were 7 meters away from it you couldn't see all of it. 
"Now, we just need to find where the door knob is" said Manny. 
"It's way up there" Bob said.
"Then we just need to reach it, but how?
"Why don't we do this James said as he pushed a small door beside the huge one. 
Sure, why not.
"Follow my feet". 
As they walked inside Manny looked at his arms not knowing that he was invisible.
"Holy cow!!" 
"Shhh." "We're gonna get caught by the king of Monsters if you don't shut up." "Just keep on walking." 
The lair had bones and wood with smashed cars stacked upon each other for a boundary. 
"HOPEFULLY MY PLAN WORKS THIS TIME!" Boomed a big voice.
"I think  that was the king of monsters," said Manny who was still invisible. 
"Don't get distracted" they said.
"Let's go over to it,"  BUT... Bob still hasn't learnt his lesson from tripping over in the science lab. He catapults in the air over a pile of  wood and bones .
Thud, he fell on a good piece of dirt. The king of monsters turns around...


CHAPTER 3
The battle begins

"GRRRR," went the king of Monsters who had just realised that there were trespassers in his lair. He had a coat made of leathery dragon skin,curly black long hair and one light blue eye and a very very dark brown. He jumped in action and started sprinting at the 3 HEROS. But luckily, Manny punched the king of Monsters out of the way with his bear hands. Bob got a sharp plank of wood and stabbed him in the eye.
Arrrrrrr, "you're going to die tonight." Ah!" Bang! 
The king of Monsters punched the 3 HEROS aside but they side stepped away from him. His hand hit a rock and a ripple of blood dribbled down his hand. "Shoot" Manny said to James. 
James get out his gun and starts shooting. 
"Let's get this party started!"BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG KABOOM! 
A dark eye came shooting out faster then 1000 miles per hour. 
"I can't breath!" said the king of Monsters. Cough, cough. (Moment of silence). 
"Now, let's smash that ugly thing"!!
  


 Evaluation

How has your writing has improved this term? Because I have putting a better picture in the readers head.


The part of my story I am most proud of is chapter 2 because that is the bit I put my most effort into.


Next time, what is a goal you can you work towards? Similes .


Feed back: Good job Harry great grammar and the story line is funny. 

Feed forward:I think that you need to work on is paragraphing. J.P. 


 























Tuesday, 9 September 2014

THELEARNING PIT

WALA: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.  

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

Criteria:
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.


Evaluation:
Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit. In inquiry I am making a deer head.
How did you feel when you were in the pit?  Frustrated and annoyed.
What did you do to work out of the pit? Try different things 

Feedback/Feedforward: I like that you have used good colours next time you could have coloured the person. Fergus 😃

Sunday, 7 September 2014

MATHS SAMPLE

WALT: extend a repeating picture pattern and use number strategies to think ahead.

Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems. 

Task:  Make a short movie or a poster to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.

Criteria:

Show, explain, prove your goal and how you did it
Clear message
Two questions to show your learning
Correct answer


Evaluation:
What are you most proud of and why? I am proud of the font because it is easy to read.

What challenged you the most and why? The questions because I didn't know what one's to choose

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Stop using black to many times

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you can  work on explaining it but you did really good at showing it.J.P

Monday, 1 September 2014

TE REO MAORI

At Te reo time we have been learning to say questions to each other

Click

http://youtu.be/voH9dKwVyBI