What fun is learning about hot wheels cars?

While we were having fun constructing a bridge out of newspaper, we had to also learn the width, length and heights of our hot wheels car. It was really fun and probably was the funnest thing we have done all year. I would like to tell you about all the learning we have done on the hot wheels investigation, but I don’t want to bore you so I put all my learning into a video filled with colour, learning, more learning and some pictures with voice over. Don’t believe me? Then watch the video to find out!

My Fresh, New, Magnificent Learning Goals


My Learning Goals

A short term learning goal is when when you do it over a week, a month or even a term. Things that are short term goals are like learning your eight times tables or focusing on a letter that you just can’t get. You do small steps in short term goals so you can achieve your goal without having to do all these things all at once.
Long term goals are when you to it for a year or two. They can be things like learning all your times tables or writing a maritime that makes sense.

My learning behaviour goal is to focus on what I’m doing not what people surrounding me are doing. I’ll do this by when somebody asks me a silly question or keep taping and talking to me I’ll ignore them and just stay focus on my work. If this is working well I will start to pretend no one is around me so it’s like me and my work are the only ones in the classroom. If this proceeds I will then get my mind to focus on the thing I’m doing by not looking at other people.

In maths I’ll work on my goal to use the four operations for problem solving. I’ll do this by when I get a hard problem I will use two or more of the more operations to see if the answer looks right. After that works I will start to use all the operations to fix the mistakes that are in my equation if I have any.

When I’m doing English I will do my reading goal which is to build on my understanding of the text I am reading. I will do this by reading the text twice. Once to enjoy and the next to get the meaning.

The word impossible is an illusion. The word actually says I’m Possible.



Super Subtraction Strategies

These two weeks we have been doing subtraction. I had a bit of trouble doing some of the strategies but then I got them.Here is my learning.

-jump strategy- counting on and counting back. ( number lines.)

-regrouping- algorithms

– the biggest number goes first.

– space invaders*- place value target- make to the next 10/ 100/ 1000 (* take away a one, ten and hundred)

– making zero ( start from a number and then you roll the dice to take a number away till you get zero)

-subtraction and addition family (addition and subtraction are flipped around.)

-check subtraction by adding

Term One
– 9 strategy (Take away ten add one)
My New Learning:
Now I know how to use a number line to go up to the highest number and go to the lowest number on a number line. I also now know how to play the game making zero.





My Magnificent Learning Goals

For Reading my goal is to try to chunk harder words that I don’t know. I will show how I do this by taking my time to read a book. I will also read the word twice so I get a better idea of the word and what it means.

My maths goal is to improve on my eight times tables. I will show this by practicing them at home and writing them down in colour so I can see them easily.

Learning Behaviour:
My learning behaviour goal is to always have my iPad charged. I will do this by whenever I turn it on I will see how much charge I have and red line it at snack, lunch and before I go home.

Triangles and angles

This week we learnt that angles always add up to 180 degrees and equilateral triangles have 60 degrees in each corner. We also learnt the three triangle names and their sides. The equilateral triangle has always has equal sides. The isosceles triangle has two sides the same and one different. The scalene triangle has no sides the same.
In angles we learnt some of the angles are called. It was hard to say them but then I got the hang of it. The names are: acute, right and obtuse angles. When we drew the angles we had to get the degrees and use the protractor to measure them. The acute= less than 90 degrees. Obtuse= more than 90 degrees. The right= exactly 90 degrees.
The three steps for the protractor are:
1. Put the line or the dot on an edge. 2. Measure from the zero closest to the corner of the triangle on the outside or the inside.
3. If it’s in the middle like 93 degrees then you just make it 90 degrees.


Week 1 Term 2

This week we have been learning about angles, triangles and how to use a protractor. For the angles we learnt that the three angles were- right angle, obtuse and acute. For the triangles we found that there were three names- equilateral, isosceles and scalene.
We also learnt a new maths game called Target one-hundred. The protractor was difficult and lots of people struggled but got the hang of it in the end.



We read a two books called: An ANZAC tale and Gallipoli. In our theme book, we made a poster about what we knew. I included facts like: the ANZAC’s came in 1915 and left in 1918. They wore slouch hats. Rosemary is the flower of remembrance for World War One. ANZAC day is on the 25th of April.


What I didn’t know
I didn’t know that ANZAC stands for- Australia New Zealand Army Corps.