Thursday, 17 April 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Yesterday the Identity dance crew performed for us in the hall. Their message was to encourage people to follow their dreams. If I had the chance to I would say thank you to the undefeated crew and Identity. My favourite parts was when they got some volunteers and they had a dance off to win a t-shirt.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
The Poetry Rubric
Today our class read our poems. I think I did a good job. Mrs Anderson assessed all of us and we chose someone to assess us. We could be videoed or have a picture taken.
I performed My dog chewed up my homework.
It is written by Bruce Lansky
Faitele assessed my performance
I think I had a loud and clear voice when I was presenting. I memorized my poem and I used expression.
I need to look at my audience when I am presenting.
Thursday, 3 April 2014
What is Assessment?
Have you ever wondered what an assessment is? The dictionary definition is the action of assessing someone or something. Assessments show the teacher what level we are at and what we need to achieve. Did you know that one hundred years ago, in the ancient times, you would wear a hat called the dunce cap to show everyone in the class that you didn’t do well in your test. Today the teachers don’t really do that to the students because they are not mean.
At PBS the assessments that we do are the e-asttle reading,writing and maths. We also do the star reading test, peters spelling and the IKAN test.
The reason why we do assessments is because it tells the teacher what we know and what we need to learn. It also says what level of understanding you are at.The teachers at PBS want us to do well in our test so that we can be successful throughout the rest of the year.
Assessments help us understand writing, reading and maths. They help us achieve the parts in our learning where we went wrong. They help us start climbing the ladder of success.
So the reason why students and teachers do assessments are so you know what you understand and to show what you to work on to shoot pass the others.
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Practise Poetry Recital Evaluation
Were you pleased with how you sounded? Why or why not?
No, because I didn’t speak loud when I was reading.
What helped you learn your poem?
The paper helped me learn my poem.
Did you look at your audience?
I looked at the audience.
Did you speak clearly?
I spoke clearly for some parts.
Did you use an expressive voice?
I used expression for some parts.
What are your next steps?
My next steps are that I need to speak loud and clear and use expression.
This is a practise run through of me saying my poem. I got 12/16 points. I am good at memorising my poem and looking at my audience. I just need a little bit more work on expression and a loud and clear voice.