Monday, July 16, 2012
Welcome Back to Term 3
We were very excited today because we all received a letter from Taylor - (Taylor and Jack left last term to go and live in Christchurch). Everyone got a letter - Taylor must have been very busy writing them. We enjoyed reading them. She told us about her house, her new school, her neighbourhood and the earthquakes. She has had a couple of earthquakes and she finds them really scary.
This week, we are all going to write letters back.
Our value for the term is 'Kia Runga Rawa - Aim High' and this week our goal is to set SMART goals for ourselves. We have decided to have a whole class goal and it looks like this:
S = specific (do we clearly understand what we want to achieve? Yes - plan, write and publish a letter to Taylor)
M = measurable (we will know if we have met our goal by having our letter finished by Friday)
A = achievable (can it be done, is our task something we can complete? Yes!)
R = relevant (is there a purpose for our writing, is it important to us? We want to reply to the letters Taylor sent us)
T = time (we need to get our letters finished by Friday)
And we are all thinking of a creative way to publish them.
Mrs Tobin wants to know where Jack's letters are - perhaps he is still writing them.