Thursday, 25 September 2014

2 Stars 1 Wish

Here is my 2 stars and 1 wish. We had to do 2 things that we were proud of and 1 thing that we could work on.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Inquiry Sample

WALT:  gather information


Elly (Art)- Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about art from around the world. The first stage of an inquiry is to gather information - ‘Get It’. First we chose a culture we wanted to find out more about and then started researching.


Matrix showing what you think and what your inquiry teacher thinks.

Get It, Sort It, Use It Model


1. What are you most proud of? I am most proud of  gathering up my information because I wouldn't have a finished art piece.

2. What did you find challenging? Finding a range of sources to find information but I got there in the end.

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is? I can locate and get information from a range of sources and show how it links to the topic. I reflect, dialogue and question the information.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Reading Sample

Reading Workshop 14 Reading portfolio sample T3

My reading goal this term was analysing  

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


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. After reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J.Palaccio our group felt moved to DO something but we didn’t know what! We all had lots of questions so we decided to research more about disabilities before deciding. I wanted to know more about:

Schools for learners with disabilities


I can research using different sources.
I can think logically, creatively, and reflectively.
I can make generalisations from patterns and connections.           


Did my thinking change or stay the same during the ‘GET IT’ stage? My thinking changed because you have got to think in different ways to be a good learner.

From ‘SORTING IT’ I can make these generalisations: A person called Frida Cahlo was a renowned Mexican painter who created striking paintings. Disabilities are normal to people with a disability but a person without a disability does not feel the same way.

‘USE IT’ (what did you do- those who did a social action, or what could you have done for this stage- for those who didn't?) Rosalind and I have created a speech to change people's mind about what disabilities are and are like.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Writing Sample

WALT:  Entertain 

My writing goal this term was to use a variety of simple, complex, and compound sentences


I have used a variety of simple, complex and compound sentences to build interest and suspense.

Structure I have organised and sequenced my ideas into paragraphs for purpose and effect.

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

Draft: The air smelt of peppermint everyday. Ben could here the sweetytop bird calling him to come this way. The bird was called sweetytop because you could eat it, the bird was sweet like a lollie pop and it tasted really nice. Ben walked towards the bird slowly. He could here the bird humbing along as his wings flapped up and down.

Ben had been walking with the bird since day light. Ben was tired and wanted a rest. He lay on some hay that he found in the forest and went to sleep.
Ben got up very early in the morning because he had a job to do. The bird was still there, the sweetytop greeted Ben in a very lovely way.

Ben followed the bird and then the path turned into gravel and stony rock. This is the path that leads all the way to the crystals. The bird left with a happy goodbye.
Benjamin was half way when he came to the grumpy old troll. He was a grumpy troll. He wore a long cloak to camouflage himself into the dark leaves. He was obsessed with chocolate. He liked any tipe of chocolate that was for sure. I tried to sneak past him but he saw me. I was terrified. I couldn't move an inch my body, I was trembling because he was holding a NIFE. I ran across and over to the other side of the bridge. He followed me he said, "Give me some chocolate!" I said back annoyed, "but that is my only piece of food. The troll held up his nife. I gave him the chocolate and ran for my life."My life is over." I say as I lye down. I feel ants crawling over me as my eyes shut. They start biting my skin as the go into flesh. This was the end of my life at least I thought that. Suddenly a big blurb appears out of know where. The big blurb snacked me up and took me away from the path until I couldn't see it. I was furious, after all of that. I tried to get out of the blurbs firm grip. After the blurb had stopped running he through me on the ground. I was mad as I got out my compass to lead me to the crystals. The blurb said, " Hey, where are you going." "to find the crystals to cure polio."I shout over my shoulder but I really don't think he can hear me because I am running away.
Next thing I new I could see the path and I was on my way to the cave to find the crystal juice. I was jumping up and down as I followed the path. While I was jumping like a kangaroo I thought, "this is funny because people sometimes say follow a path. It is like follow the leader."

Edited piece: Smells of peppermint waft everywhere,fresh,fresh. My nose whifts up the smell of peppermint. Smell isn't the only thing that is absolutely pleasing around here. While big tall trees make a bridge over the top of me, I feel a surge of pleasure rushing through my body.  I looked to the right and see a muddy dirt path. It has a mix of stones and mud. Mud, slimy, slimy, mud. These words ring through my head like a race car. That is the bike track that I use for sleading in the winter. It looks very different at this time of year.

How has your writing has improved this term? Yes because I have tried to improve my goal and everything else that Suzanne has said to improve.

The part of my story I am most proud of is….because…Smells of peppermint waft everywhere,fresh,fresh. My nose whifts up the smell of peppermint. Smell isn't the only thing that is absolutely pleasing around here. Because it is like a song how it doesn't stop at each sentence and move onto a totally different thing.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? I can work on adding more of my goal into my writing.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think that you have put imagery in my head, you are really good at building suspense. The thing I think you need to work on is putting more similes to put more imagery for the reader. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Maths Sample

WALT: Continue a number pattern and finding the rule for the next number.

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 proud of showing that I can do my goal because it can take an effort to learn your goal.What challenged you the most and why?learning my goal because it is hard learning a new goal straight from the start.
Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?find patterns and describe them using rules.

Feedback/Feedforward:You have done a good job on this post Amy. You could try explaining the task on your poster and how you did it a bit more. But well done anyway.