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Here are some highlights from Great Eights blogs over the last week.
Bruce has been learning about spacing and catchy words when persuading others through a poster. Here's his effort about Pet Day! You've used some bright colours here, Bruce!
Simone has been learning how to persuade readers when writing. Her post on obesity and how we should be doing more P.E. has paragraphs, sequencing words and, as we've been learning in her literacy group, it's had a lot of 'weight' added to her argument through the use of some facts and figures! Great work, Simone. I especially like the way you've spelt persuasive - even if it's wrong... =)
Great work on your blogs this week, Great Eight - I think the due dates on your learning plans are helping you get your posts finished and I'm reading some thoughtful, meaningful writing! I'm very proud of your efforts!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Can you share one funny, weird, strange or wacky story from Pet Day? This week - try to improve our intention of sounding like we're talking and not reading from our books.
Still write a first draft though, it helps us know what we're going to sy in advance - another one of our criteria. We can't wait to hear about your day!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Here are a few highlights from last week's Great Eight happenings.
The Pens literacy group were challenged to write a news article for their blogs with a really great one being posted on the school website! Here's Travis' post that he wrote about the classroom upgrades.
He's written about the four Ws and an H and did a great job on the G.S.P.I - gramma, spelling, punctuation and interesting words! He even used alliteration in the title. Nice work, Travis.
We've also been working our written reflections. We try to use a slogan to help us reflect on our learning - 'what, so what, now what'. It help s us think back to what we've learnt, why it;s important to learn and what are we going to do next. Robbies, reflection - here and pictured below, especially what he plans to do next. Well done, Robbie.
Lastly, Jaidene has posted about her 3d shapes she has made with a partner. One of last weeks tasks, listed on her learning plan, was to photograph her shapes and reflect on how many vertices, edges and faces they have.
These tasks have a due date at the end of the week and requires her to co-operate, reflect and problem solve to complete. She is using a wide range of skills learnt throughout the year to complete and she's done a good job! Keep it up, Jaidene.