Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Two Stars And A Wish

Task: We had to make a poster or something like that with two star's and a wish.

The two stars mean what were your highlights this term.

The wish means what would to do next term and how other people could inprove.

Here is my two stars and a wish

Thursday, 18 September 2014


W.A.L.T: Gather Information

Description: Kerri (cooking)- Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while cooking different dishes from around the world. We have thought about and chosen a question that we are interested in. This is to help us find out and understand more about food and cultures from around the world. Then we started researching, gathering information, and moved through the ‘Get it, Sort it, Use it’ inquiry model. 


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  getting information (Get It) usually I would just go to one or two sites but this time I went to at least five sites. 

2. What did you find challenging? The thing that challenged me the most was working in a group to cook because they didn't agree with me.

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is?  My next get it goal is to learn about different food around the world.
(This time I did desserts)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Writing Sample

WALT:  Entertain 

My writing goal this term was to: Use precise and technical language
I have used a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning.

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


                                                               The Lost Balloons


 Once there was a guinea pig called Coco and he had three balloons that he loved and had for lasted for 2 whole years!! And they never popped.

                                                    Chapter 1
One day he went to the shop to get some white cabbage then he went home, ate his cabbage for dinner and tied his balloons to a tree and that was his first mistake he went to sleep....
When he woke up to find his balloons floating up up up and away far into the sky he chased them for hours and hours.
Then he found himself ten feet off the ground in a river.
He finally made it to shore, he kept on running and running and running.
Chapter 2
Then he stopped for once and realised he was on a mysteries island with a jungle surrounding him then he climbed a tree to see if he could see his balloons floating up up up into the air. Then he spotted them but it was very dark so he had to go to sleep.
When he woke up they were gone it was a good thing he had tracking device when he turned it on he saw them on the camera they were in paris how could they get there!!!!!!!!!!! and they were stuck on the Eiffel Tower how could that happen, he could not believe his eyes. Then in a flash a plane swopped by and popped them and the balloons got caught in the engine. But the other was headed for a real adventure it was caught on a submarine and the sumbrine was about to go under water OHHH but they were in Samoa he was in Paris he would never make it in time!!!!
Chapter 3
Then his long lost brother came out of no where his name Chocolate, Chocolate? is that really you? You look different said coco well what do you exspect we only saw each other once in a life time said Chocolate. Good point said Coco Ohhh yeah I lost all my balloons said Chocolate me too said Coco but theres one left of mine and we have to go NOW come on they ran really fast. I don't understand why do have to go so fast asked Chocolate because that last balloon is stuck on a submarine that is about to go under water.
Chapter 4

 Coco watch out then, Coco banged into the sumbrine that the balloon the balloon was stuck on, they snatched the balloon and because Coco had just banged his head he was really clumsy and grabbed hold of Chocolate's paw and then fell into the sumbrine and then the submarine started up and they went on a cruise.
They hated the cruise then as soon as the sumbrine was on land again they Sprinted off and then Coco said lets go home but chocolate said what way would that be? North. "Come on"

"Then they went home they got three balloons each and went on many adventures together. They got married to lovely wives that also loved adventures, and every day they would find a new adventure and meet new animals they evan made a human friend and learned how to speak human.

The End
By Tabitha Crooks

This is my edited piece
              Once there was a guinea pig called Coco and he had three balloons that he treasured and the balloons had lasted for a whole YEAR. A YEAR! Can you believe it?

One interesting and rather sunny day Coco took a stroll with his three balloons to a carrot patch to get some breakfast. He munched his carrots down in a hurry before skipping to his friend's house where he spent the day. They had planned a swim in the pond, but on this particular day the pond was crowded. It was swarming with so many rodents they couldn't even fit, especially with Coco's balloons, and so they left.

When he finally had to go home, he tied his balloons to a tree. What he didn't realise was that he just made the biggest mistake of his life. Then as he went to sleep the knot slowly unraveled...

How has your writing has improved this term? I think I got a lot better at adding more detail and added precise technical language to make it more interesting.

The part of my story I am most proud of is….Chapter four because I think I made it interesting and I think it flowed really well and it was very interesting.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? Maybe I could make my chapters a bit longer and my story a bit longer too.

Feedback/Feedforward: I  think you need to read your story out loud and check the mistakes you made, but apart from that your story was great.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Reading Sample

My reading goal this term was to: Compare

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…  Use a varitey of texts with similar themes to make text-text and world-text connections

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?  At first I just thourght about Therapy dogs then I only thought about service dogs then I looked on a website and discovered all sorts of different service dogs such as Police Dogs, Guide Dogs and many more.

What patterns did I notice?  The patterns I noticed was that lots of different dogs need different jobs because then they won't do it propaly and they won't enjoy it as much.

Feedback/FeedForward: Wow Tabitha you have done really well. I think you need to improve on  making the colours match.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Algebra Maths Sample

WALT: Extend a repeating picture pattern using number strategies

Task:  Make a short movie to prove that you have achieved your maths goal.

Check out my movie and learn to extend a repeating picture pattern using number strategies click on this link.

Description: For maths this term we have been learning a range of strategies to help us solve algebra problems.

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 explaining it really well I think I did a good job on that.

What challenged you the most and why? Background noise because I needed to find the perfect place to work  so there was no background noise but I found the break out room and the clock bay.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? How to continue a number pattern and find the rule for finding the next number pattern.

Feedback/Feedforward: Wow Tabitha I like how you add lots of detail and expalin the critera. I like how you show a pattern using the rule and telling us what a rule is. -Zara