Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Term 2 Book Review.

This is my Term 2 book review! I am reviewing the book Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. I really enjoyed this book. This book is about a boy called Ben who's mother is an actress. Ben doesn't know his father until he finds a trace of his fathers name. He looks up his father's name in the phone book and calls the number but then something happens, something that will change his life... Then Ben goes into town to look for hi father. Ben runs into his mother when he is walking down the road. She gets angry and wants him to go home then at the train station he runs into a mysterious old lady... if  you want to know more you'll have to read the book.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Homelearning Challenge 3 Distinction.

This is my 3rd Home learning challenge for my Distinction badge. I chose this challenge because I enjoy make slides and explaining. For this challenge I had to create a slide telling people about how Oakland's Students show the CARE values. I chose to pick one from each value C A R E and apply it to each section. Each section had a C A R E value.

Link to slide

I hope you enjoy reading this slide.

Homelearning Challenge 2 Distintction.

Yesterday I made Sushi for the 1st time!. I invited my Grandma and Aunty over as they love Sushi. The Sushi I made contained : Chicken , carrot , red pepper and Japanese mayonnaise wrapped in seaweed. Here are some pictures of me making Sushi. I did this homelearning challenge because it involves cooking and trying new things which I enjoy.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Homelearning Challenge 1 Distinction.

I have completed a Home learning Challenge by completing the first stage of Cantamaths for 2017. Mr Ladbrook is taking 1 Year 7 and 1 Year 8 team. He has narrowed it down to 6 of each year and next he will narrow it down to 4 per year which will make the team. I hope I get in !
Here is a link to my answers for the first stage. Link to stage 1. The next stage is about how we work in a team.

Key Leadership 1 Distinction.

On Wednesday I went to the Library as my job as a Librarian. The Library opened as our school had it's Oakland's School open day. The day timetable changed because of this so morning tea and lunch time where pushed back to 10:30 and 12pm . The library opened at 12:15. We didn't have many people come in because they thought it was closed. We scanned not many books. I found a new series to read they are the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore. There are 29 books in the series. I also found another series by Brian Selznick called Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I showed the CARE values by turning up and I also showed the leadership traits by using my active thinking by extending my knowledge and trying new books.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study.

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Silver stream by Jillian Sullivan.

I found this novel interesting  because Lorna's Mother went to camp. Lorna is a strong brave girl that will risk her life to help those in need. Lorna replaced Dana's place in the camp because Dana was pregnant. Lorna made a new friend called Rebekah . Rebekah and Lorna escaped the camp but then disaster struck...
During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers.

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  8/10 and I would / would not  recommend it to others to read because……………...because…………

Tuesday, 4 July 2017