Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Grasshopper Tennis

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.

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 am most proud of me turing my racquet into a race track because last year I struggled do even get the ball moving but now I can.  

What challenged you the most and Why? Slicing the chesse was most challenging because you have to have your racquet on its slim side.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Slicing the cheese because I am basically bouncing the ball down, but I am doing it on the slim side of the racquet.

Buddy Feedback/FeedForward: Tane it looks like you and your buddy think that you are very good at the skills but one skill. I have noticed you could work on is slicing the cheese.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Integrity Sample

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: In my eyes, I think my group could have done better than we did. 7/10
WALT: communicate a message with others.

  • ●  Create a story board showing the beginning, middle and end of our message. I think me snd MIT group did alright to do the storyboard (5/10) because when we needed it for this sample, we couldn't use it because Troy threw it in the bin.
  • ●  Use Puppet Pals as a tool to share our message. We had a bit of trouble because we had to restart 4 times (6/10)
  • ●  Keep our audience engaged. I think we got pretty boring at the end so I give ourselves 4/10.
    WALT: show integrity.
    • ●  Everyone in our group has contributed evenly. I think Troy needs a bit more credit in the movie (6/10)
    • ●  Integrity is the main theme of our message. I think we had more Kotahitanga than integrity. (2/10)

  • I show integrity in Poutama when if someone doesn't put their stuff away, I put it away for them.

Writing Sample

WALT: inform
  • use a range of verbs (evaporate, melt, etc.)
  • use a variety of specific vocabulary (matter, solid, liquid, gas)
  • add significant detail to describe each part (examples, diagram, giff)
  • vary sentence starters
  • organise my ideas into at least 5 paragraphs

    Evaluation: I think I did really good but I could improve on having neater writing.

    Feedback/FeedForward: we'll I think you did pretty good but you did impress me with your writing. #Houston.

    Draft version

Published Version:  

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Science sample

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works

DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about energy. To share our learning, we 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 

Evaluation: I did pretty well at understanding potential and kinetic energy. 
Nice explaining of the subject. It would be better if you had a better quality camera. Liam T

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Mnemonic Reading Sample

WALT: Rote learn

Description: We have been making a mnemonic as a memory aid to remember our spelling words. To make a mnemonic, first you need a word, e.g, creepy. Then, you need to find words that start with all the letters in the word, e.g, Can Rufus eat eggs plus yoghurt. Now, your mnemonic is complete.

Evaluation: I think I did well for getting all the words I need.

Buddy Comment:  I think you can improve on making all of them proper sentences. #ZacRSS

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Maths Portfolio Sample Tane Neilson

WALT: use known facts to solve unknown facts

Description: In Troy's Workshop 11, We have been learning to use known facts to solve unknown facts. 

Purpose: We did this so we know ALL OF OUR TIMES TABLES, for example, 4x6, we can work that out with 4x5=20. We add on 4 because the beginning number is four. Then, you work out what 20+4 because 4x5=20 and we want to get an answer so we use 20. 20+4=24. So, 4x6+24.

Process: To learn this strategy, you NEED TO KNOW YOUR 10 times tables and 5 times tables. Then, you need to know how to add on. Now, try working out a tricky timetable, e.g, 5x36.

Learning: I learned that when you use this strategy, times tables become a lot more easier.

Evaluation: I think I did pretty well to understand the strategy. (I give myself 7/10) I could improve on getting it done a bit quicker because I was quite slow.

Buddy comment: Good job Tane I give you a 6/10 because you could do a show me or something. Cooper