Sunday, 21 September 2014

Inquiry Sample

WALT: gather information

Description: Every Wednesday we have been working through the Get it, Sort it, Use it model to inquire about different countries around the world and their languages/culture. We each brainstormed a potential list of subjects and chose what we wanted to find out more about and then started our research.

1. What are you most proud of? 
I am most proud of finding out information that I haven't found before because I normally use information that I have found before
2. What did you find challenging?
I found it difficult finding a spot not next to my friends.
3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is?
My next Get It goal is to find more information because I didn't find much.

Sunday, 14 September 2014


WALT: entertain
Description: In Troy's writing, our writing task was to write a story or a comic about Danger!

Term 3 Reading Portfolio Sample

My reading goal this term was to…
Make connections/look for patterns Cooper Tane          
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 Why does the Population rise DANGEROUSLY?
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

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

How did my thinking change during my inquiry? What patterns did I notice? I noticed that I kind of wanted to go deeper every moment. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Algebra (Maths) Portfolio 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 to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.


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

What are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of my ShowMe because normally I make a poster and now I can explain at any time of the day.

What challenged you the most and why?
I got challenged to set up the movie because I had to take lots of takes.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
I want to work towards having a better voice in recording.

Great job Tane on the video just a little work on your voice.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

What if...

WALT: entertain

Description: In Troy's writing, we have been writing What if something happened.