Amazing Race ‘Team Skills’

Hi everybody,

Today I am going to be reflecting on my group’s performance and the habits of the mind we used in the Amazing race.

This is the habits of mind  and the 1 tick means that 1 group used that habit of mind

This is the habits of mind and the 1 tick means that 1 group used that habit of mind

I think that over all, my group performed really well in the amazing race. I think so because we always helped each other and we persisted and half of the races we finished (just in time). I think our most successful itinerary/leg was Sydney.

Here is the first part of my maths book were my group put our habits of the mind.

Here is the first part of my maths book were my group put our habits of the mind.

Here is the second part of my maths book were we wrote what our % were , and what our most important habit of the mind is.

Here is the second part of my maths book were we wrote what our % were , and what our most important habit of the mind is.

As a class we listed all of the habits of the mind which led onto our next task: Which was for us as a group to identify our 8 best habits of mind we used. These are the habits of mind we used: Questioning, Working interdependently, persisting, finding humour, thinking flexibly, organisation, striving for accuracy and listening with empathy and understanding. After we finished discussing what our top 8 were we all got together and collated our data. For that we all had to tick the habits of the mind we used on the whiteboard.

In our group we had to give our habit of the mind a % for how important it was for your group. For example: persisting, you might give that 25% and questioning 15%. But you have to make sure it equals 100%.

With the data we collated we had to create a pie chart. For that we had to go into excel and type in the A row, the name of the habit of the mind. And in the B row the percentage we gave it. The main criteria for the pie chart was that you had to have a chart title and labelled data. Click on the picture to make it clearer.

Here is my pie chart. It is labelled and it has a chart title.

Here is my pie chart. It is labelled and it has a chart title.

What I learnt from the task in relation to working in a team is that you always have to be open to new ideas. You also have to listen, question and communicate with your team members otherwise nobody will know who is doing what, so you will get people doing the same task. Which means you will never get anything done.

Have a great day

tthit

Jeremy’s Amzing Experience

Hi everybody,

Today on the 29th of July, Miss C had wrote “Guest speaker” on the board. So who’s the guest speaker? Well he is called Jeremy (aka Quinnus).  Jeremy travelled around the world (England to New Zealand)…. On a bike!

Jeremy would have had to use lots of persistence and creativity when cycling up hills, sandy desert and freezing temperatures up to or should I say minus -40. As well as making noises to scare bears off the road to hiding from wolves and not to mention being attacked by a male stag on HIS territory.

Although you might think you would have to be a top notch athlete, but Jeremy wasn’t a top notch athlete he has proved that anyone can achieve their goal. The reason why is because Jeremy underwent open heart surgery :(.  Jeremy and a friend he met on his journey decided to ask people to donate to the heart foundation, because his friend’s brother had the same operation by the same surgeon but he didn’t survive.

You can imagine riding a bike around Australia would be hard enough with a normal bike. But with a bike with all of your supplies tied on!

NEVER GIVE UP!

You can do anything you want to do, it’s not impossible there is no excuses and remember to believe in yourself because everybody else does.

To find out about Jeremy’s amazing experience from England to New Zealand  go to http://quinsadventure.wordpress.com/ Or click onSite

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Would you go on an adventure like this? And why?

Be Safe

tthit

My Wonderful 3 Way Conference!

Hi everybody,

Yesterday the year 4-6s had to have a 3 way conferences. A 3 way conference is basically a presentation when you share your work to your parent(s) and your teacher. Our teachers have asked us to do a reflection on our blog for our 3 way conference, which includes the 5 hats out of the 6. We had to write a script that included a writing, maths and inquiry piece. We got to choose our writing and inquiry piece ourselves. But the teachers got to choose the maths piece. There was only 3 people out of 24 that did there immigration timeline (me included).

My reflection

On Wednesday the 25/06/14 I had my 3 way conference.

 There are lots of things I learnt but the main thing I learnt is that I wasn’t very confident so maybe next time I could practise my script in front of someone I wouldn’t normally work with.

 One of the best things about my presentation is being organised. At the end I was feeling really proud of myself because I said everything I wanted to. You have to be organised because if you’re not you wouldn’t be able to keep track of where all of your things are and you won’t lose track. You also won’t waste all of your time by getting organised.

 I wasn’t very confident so I repeated the information and kept on saying “um” and “ahh” a lot. I should practice saying my script with someone I haven’t really worked with a lot this year because I wouldn’t have as much confidences working with them.

 Before the conferences I was feeling really excited but a little bit nervous at the same time. I was a little nervous because I wasn’t shore if I would get everything right. After the conference I felt really proud of myself because I had just presented my work and I had got everything right I wanted to.

 Next time I time I think that I should practice with someone I don’t know very well so that I can build up my confidence.

Have you ever had a 3 way conference? What was it like?

tthit