Sunday, 17 August 2014

Goal Fish

We have been busy setting SMART goals in Adventure 9 and have created goal fish to show our learning. Here are just a few, come in to check out the rest. They look awesome!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Hands on Homework - Week 5

As last week was maths week, here are a couple of problems for you to practice those thinking skills. Remember, drawing a picture might help!

1. I am in a line with my friends. There are two more of my friends ahead of me in the line than there are behind me. There are three times as many of my friends in the line altogether as there are behind me. 
How many friends are ahead of me in the line?

2. Marie picks 5 more mushrooms than Phyllis, who picks 12 more than Darsh. Darsh picks half as many as her mother who picks 22.

How many mushrooms did they pick altogether?

Remember to justify your answer (you need to explain how you arrived at your answer!)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Hiwi the Kiwi - writing

After our visit from the minstrel we were inspired to take up his challenge. Kerri suggested using the 'Get it, Sort it, Use it' model to help us gather our ideas.

Get it 

  • what we already know
  • the minstrels message

Sort it

Use it

Our writing.
Here is how we started...

WALT: write to inform
Purpose: to share the Hiwi the Kiwi future fishing message.
Task: write a story about fishing with a clear message.
 Success Criteria
  • Plan
  • Has a clear (sustainable fishing/boat safety) message
  • Structure (beginning, middle and end)
  • Proof read (punctuation, spelling, meaning) and edit

Word Bank

Hiwi the Kiwi

What a cool visit from the minstrel sharing the Hiwi the Kiwi message.

We learned a lot of new things about water safety and how to make sure there are still going to be fish in the sea for when we grow up.
Adventure 9 were listening hard
Logan showed 'style' as he danced 
Luke is an expert fisherman
Harriet sharing what she knows about marine reserves

The minstrel left us with a challenge...
"write the best piece of writing and include the Hiwi the Kiwi message"

Hands on Homework - Week 3

This week there are 3 parts to the hands on homework…
Keep up the reading about the Commonwealth games for your ‘Get it’ part of the inquiry cycle.
Have a think of 2 or 3 questions and answers you would like to use in your kahoot. (your ’Sort it’ part of the inquiry cycle.)

Have a practise using kahoot - you can either create your own account or use the class one (This is how you are going to share your Commonwealth games learning (your ’Use it’ part of the inquiry cycle.)