Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Sunday, 24 August 2014
We have four iGroups: Introducing, Initiative, Independent and Insider. Students decide where they think they are currently working, depending on the decisions they are making to help their own learning. They all set goals each week so they can improve their ability to manage their own learning and their time. At the end of each week they reflect on how they have gone with their goal.
Here are some extracts from student reflections to show how we are thinking about our learning:
* The thing I need to improve on is to sign in every morning because this morning I completely forgot to sign in and left to do milk monitoring. I decided to move myself down to initiative. The thing I need to do to move back up to independent is to sign in 5 times in a row.
*My OTJ goal is that every time I do a piece of writing it's my best work. The thing that I have done to work towards this is to try to use everything that I have learned to create my piece of writing; I also try to lure them in with a great intro.
*My goal is to contribute to small group conversations; I have done this by talking more in reading circles. I have achieved my goal this week because I talked as much as I could with out giving a spoiler alert.
As you can see, we are all working hard to know as much as we can about ourselves as learners. This helps us to make good choices that help our learning.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Today we have been listening to Marcus Akuhata-Brown. He came to talk to us about leadership and the importance of good decisions.
He was amazing! He has such an important story to share and we loved listening to him.
Marcus is coming back tonight to talk to parents and whanau. We hope to see lots of you there.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Please sign up using the form below. Make sure that you wait until the teachers have explained the different options available before signing up, so you have all the necessary information to make a good choice. This explanation will happen on Tuesday after lunch.
If you are in the Art Splash choir you do not need to choose an elective, as you will be practicing for Art Splash as your elective.
Friday, 15 August 2014
Our conclusion for the experiment was that the milk had strong surface tension which meant that the food colouring pooled together. However, when the dishwashing liquid was added, it broke the surface tension which caused all the milk molecules and food colouring molecules to get mixed up. Look at our amazing results!