Great Work 5A…

I’m sure all of you are extremely relieved that your learning presentations are over and done with ( well, for most of you at least).

Here is my feedback …I was extremely impressed with the quality of the scripts. It was obvious that you had listened to and followed the criteria for this task. It was obvious that the greater majority of you had taken the time to rehearse. This meant that you were less reliant upon your script or cue cards.

I look forward to reading the reflections about your presentation on your blogs.

And once again,

Great Work!

 

 

5 4 3 2 1 …a countdown to reflection

Today you were asked to use de Bono’s Thinking Hats to reflect and provide me with feedback in relation to our Immigration Museum excursion.
Choose from either the white, yellow, black, green, red or blue thinking hat and share your reflection.

Oh… and take the time to educate mum or dad about the six thinking hats and how we use them in the classroom.The small image below links to a site that provides further explanation.

thinking hats

 

What are you most proud of..?

This semester you were asked to reflect on your learning and identify 3 goals that you will work towards next semester.

I now need you to  think about your strengths. What might they be?

The lyrics of Heather Small’s song might help you think more deeply about this question.

 

I look into the window of my mind
Reflections of the fears I know I’ve left behind
I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I’m on my way
Can’t stop me now
And you can do the same
 
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It’s never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Still so many answers I don’t know (there are so many answers)
Realise that to question is how we grow (to question is to grow)
So I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I’m on my way
Can’t stop me now
And you can do the same (yeah)

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It’s never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?

(yeah) We need a change (Yeah)
Do it today (yeah)
I can feel my spirit rising
(change, yeah) We need a change (yeah)
So do it today (yeah)
‘Cause I can see a clear horizon

What have you done today to make you feel proud? (to make you feel proud)
(let me hear ya X3)So what have you done today to make you feel proud?
(yeah X4)’Cause you could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

 So what are you most proud of?

 

 

 

SMART learning behaviour

This week you have been asked to share the Year 6 class  SMART learning behaviour with mum or dad.

I would like to know which of these behaviours you believe will be the most important for you and your learning this year.

Have a chat with mum  or dad and cast your vote on the poll below.  It will be interesting to see what everyone thinks!               

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

The Three R’s..rehearse, rehearse,rehearse!

This weekend you have been asked to prepare for the presentation of  your Learning Portfolio to mum and dad.

So…hopefully you have your portfolio and your script at home with you this weekend.

Now what?            Rehearse! Rehearse ! Rehearse!

Here are a few tips to help you with your rehearsal.

  • Practise your presentation aloud (it will not be as helpful if you just say it in your head).  Sometimes talking to yourself is not a sign of madness. ( an old fashioned saying)
  • Do not rush. Speak more slowly and clearly than you normally would.
  • Practise maintaining eye-contact with mum or dad.

and once you have rehearsed and rehearsed…

  • Don’t read it. It may be helpful to create some  cue cards with simple dot points OR you may be more comfortable with your script as it is.
  • Finally, remember what we spoke about today in class. Learning is about taking risks and working outside our comfort zone.

 

Oh and… ‘A’ is for EFFORT!

 

So…rehearse, rehearse, rehearse!

The Weekly Tracking Sheet

The ‘Weekly Tracking Sheet’ outlines for students the learning activities that will take place during the coming week in class.  It also contains a weekly goal that you are expected to achieve.

Just as importantly, it is to used as a tool  to  monitor your ability to keep ‘on track ‘  in relation to the completion of classroom tasks. 

Are you  managing your learning?