Art Attack.

What’s the goal?

WALT create artist inspired artwork

What did I learn to do?

FIrst i started to experiment with colours. We tried different colour combinations. I watched some videos and the started practicing. I drafted my ideas and I added colour. Then I transferred my ideas to an A3 cartridge paper. Once I finished transferring my ideas I painted black dye over it.  

What is my next step?

Press the crayon harder because the dye painted over it.

literacy week

what? This week was literacy week we did meany things such as scavenger hunt, dress up day, stop drop write, stop drop read, golden ticket, library activities, guess the teacher, guess the book, Soraya Nicholas - visiting author

so what?  I enjoyed  the golden ticket stop drop read and library activities.

i have been learning to swim at star fish

what? i am learning to develop my swimming skills

 so what? i have been learning to swim back stoke free style and arm circles and it was fun and i liked it.

now what? 

Word Study - Blog 1 term 3

I am learning to understand how words are formed using roots, prefixes and suffixes.

So What?
I have learned that words that have the root hydra- and aqua- mean water. For example Hydrate to add water for moisture to something with water.

I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example spectacles glasses that help someone see better.

Now what?
I feel that I have a( good,) understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect-

student led conference

I shared my learning at my student led conference it was fun.  

So what?
I shared my writing,reading and maths goals it was fun i liked it. I was proud of my vocabulary sheet because i am good of them

Now what?
Now i want to learn some new stuff and do more vocabulary sheet

Week 3 - Reading Goals

IALT: develop my reading comprehension skills

Recently I took an asTTle reading test. I read a number of texts and answered a range of questions to check my understanding and comprehension. The aim is to take a test at a level where I will make some errors so that I can identify what I need to work on to be a more successful reader.

I have looked at the results of my test and identified 3 goals for this term.

My reading goals are:

[1] Consistently read to understand the meaning of a text
[2] Make a conclusion or an assumption
[3] Know what different words mean

# 1 and 2 are about understanding the text, especially by thinking about the text more ‘deeply’.

# 3 is about developing my vocabulary and being able to use the information around a difficult word to make sense of it.

You can help me with [1] and [2] by asking me about the book I am reading at home;
  • about the characters, setting, plot and resolution (fiction)
  • Get me to explain why I believe the characters have acted in certain ways and how this influences the plot and outcome of the story
  • Ask me to make a conclusion about different aspects of the story and encourage me to make assumptions about characters, events, moods and what might have happened in the text if the character [s] acted, behaved, made different choices.

You can help me with [3] by;
  • encouraging me to explain in my own words what I think a word means
  • helping me to identify parts of a word that might help explain its meaning (e.g., in submarine the ‘sub’ means under so that will help with making an educated guess about the meaning of the word
  • encourage me to come up with words that have a similar meaning, or look in a thesaurus for words with similar (synonyms) and opposite meanings (antonyms).