Friday, 19 September 2014

Housing inquiry


W.a.l.t gather information


Stephen (Building)- Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different houses around the world. First we chose a question and then researched to find the answer to our question. Our question was ‘What are houses like in japan and why are they like this? Each group had to pick a country and inquiry into what their houses are like, present their findings in a Haiku Deck and then build their house in Minecraft.


I think I'm a novice because I can get lots of info from one source like Wikipedia 

Here is the get it sort it use it model


Evaluation:
1. What are you most proud of? 
The practise japanese via house that I did and finished Wednesday  night on the 17th of September.

2. What did you find challenging?
I found hard making the practise house in bed

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is?
To finish the next house on three days


Monday, 15 September 2014

Reading Workshop 14 Reading portfolio sample T3


WALT
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 for our own reading inquiry.

My inquiry question was… how can I help with endangered species

SUCCESS CRITERIA
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




This Is my reading contract

This is my poster







These are pictures of my hexagon groups.
This the colour code meanings

This is a picture of a panda that I drew on my poster

How did my thinking change during my inquiry? 
It didn't change really
What patterns did I notice?
That most mammals are endangered because there habitat is being taken away

Friday, 12 September 2014

Writing term 3


WALT:  Entertain

My writing goal this term was to link paragraphs


SUCCESS CRITERIA
Paragraphing
My writing is organised into paragraphs, each with it’s own idea or ‘scene.’



TASK: craft a free-choice piece of writing that shows how I am developing my goal

Here is my first draft
"I need to find out how this is happening I can't just figure it out myself"she said aloud her nana said "you go girl but don't get changed" so she invented a special type of humanoid dummy she placed it in a sleeping bag that night and put it right under the starry night at the river of shadows. She went and hid in the bushes waiting quietly and then... Something emerged from the moon lit water it was... Two of her friends they weren't normal people they were shadows but she figured that only in the day time they are normal people they were in chains because they were being forced to take people and scare little children and make others think that they have been killed "but how are they turning into shadows"she wondered
When they when back in the water she followed them and found a dark under water lair that you can actually breath in "it's amazing"she nervously whispered under her breath some body shouted "who said that" she froze with fright , she new that voice it was... Bartholomew basin. Bartholomew basin was very chubby boy ever since Damashka said no to him when he asked her out to the school ball.he ran away never coming back. He turned on the light. Damashka got into a hiding place  just in the nick of time she felt that this was the end of the line to be specific the end of her life.
he said said to himself "I swear I heard someone"Damashka peaked around the corner he sounds and looks more handsome then he used to look ugly she thought. She slowly tiptoed in an fashion that was quite weird out of her spot that she hid in. She said "Bartholomew is that you because you look different"   "of course it's me the great Bartholomew the most evil one in the world" he boomed.

 Chapter two how the mystery began/the ending of Bartholomew basin

"Why are you capturing people and keeping them down here?" Said Damashka  " I wish to rule the "at first I thought you going to be willing to help me but I was wrong" "Any people who come down to the at night will be taken away by two a day of people once i find some one who will help me take over the world with I will let the others go or kill them. But they will still be shadows ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! "Oh I'm so evil I'll make a great king"
. "But if you tell the police about this I will take you out to the sea and drown you or make you get eaten by sharks" said Bartholomew. "I promise I won't tell the  police" said Damashka Bartholomew believed her which was a bad thing because Damashka was really smart all she had do was part up with the police and figure out a plan that would work that would save her and the other people but she needed to tell the police only if I'm in light I won't turn into a shadow so they have to find some way to keep Damashka in the light without Bartholomew knowing and to also keep the police out of sight to capture Bartholomew. When she was let go by Bartholomew she ran home. She'd remembered seeing this little machine on her friends backs she realized that she needed to go back there at night without being seen to get a sample of that little machine. At eleven o clock.( her bed time by the way) she went to her nanas room and told her what she was doing and her nana said"be back by twelve" so Damashka went to the Halloween store to get some invisible spray paint. She covered herself with the spray paint and went of to the river when she went in the place under water she found Bartholomew's room she quietly looked through the draws and found a sample she ran out of the water slipped her togs on dived in the water to get the paint off  got out of the water dried her shivering body put her clothes back on went to the store to get something to eat and went back home.she went into her lab and studied the machine and found out that in the night time the machine sprayed Invisible paint on the person to make her be invisible.she told her nana about it and went to bed. The next morning she ran to the police with the sample she told them about Bartholomew told them about the sample and explained her plan. That night she and the police at eleven snuck into Bartholomew's bedroom picked him up but then he woke up they quickly snapped hand cuffs on him freed the tranced people , got the machines of the people and put Bartholomew in jail. Before he got in the police car he shouted I'll be bbbbbaaaaaacccccckkkkk !

Here is my edtied version of a part of chapter one and all of chapter two.

"I need to find out how this is happening I can't just figure it out myself."she said aloud her nana said "don't worry I believe in you go do it but don't let him change you." so she used her new invention which is  a special type of humanoid dummy she placed it in a sleeping bag that night and put it right under the starry night ,at the river of shadows. She went and hid in the bushes waiting quietly and then...

Something emerged from the moon lit water it was... Two of her friends they weren't normal people
 they were shadows but she figured that only in the day time they are normal people they were in chains because they were being forced to take people and scare little children and make others think that they have been killed."but how are they turning into shadows"she wondered

When they when back in the water she followed them and found a dark under water lair that you can actually breath in "it's amazing."she nervously whispered under her breath some body shouted "who said that." she froze with fright , she new that voice it was... Bartholomew basin. Bartholomew basin was very chubby boy ever since Damashka said no to him when he asked her out to the school ball.he ran away never coming back. He turned on the light. Damashka got into a hiding place  just in the nick of time she felt that this was the end of the line to be specific the end of her life.

Evaluation
How has your writing has improved this term?
I don't think it has very much but this is only my opinion other people might not think that
The part of my story I am most proud of is….because…
I think the very end of my edited part I know that it will make people laugh
Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
I think it should be my punctuation 
Feedback/Feedforward:
I liked your story and I agree with you Need a little more punctuation.
Amy


Pictures of full story

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Algebra/Term 3 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 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:
  1. What are you most proud of and why?
i'm not really sure what i'm proud of mainly just that i can move on quickly 
  1. What challenged you the most and why?
probably figuring everything out
  1. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
  i think i can work towards my next algebra goal which is how to continue a number pattern and find the rule for finding the next number.

Feedback/Feedforward:
i think you have done really well with your blog post. i think you need to chose a different background for your poster because it is hard to read the writing.
Kaylana