Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Today I am going to Student Council. Student Council is 2 people from each class in the Kauri team that go and talk about things happening in the school . I look forward to going to Student Council , because it is my first year doing it. Im going to show the CARE values by Contributing to the discussion.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
This is a story about a boy called Jonas and his family , they live in a town where no Air Crafts are allowed to fly over. But one day an aircraft flew over twice within an hour.
Jonas's father is a Nurturer at the new child center. Where all the babies go when they are born. At the school the years are depending on the age. When you get to the Eights you get a job to do in the community . Jonas is now in the Elevens and his Sister Larissa is in the Sevens. Then Jonas reveals something...
If you want to know more you'll have to read the book.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Current Events Term 1
In Current Events I covered these topics:
- The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
- Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
- Christchurch Earth Memorial
- The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
- The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.
My favourite topic was The Halswell Skate Park because I would like my ideas to be incorporated into the design so when I go there I can say I helped to design it.
Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.
The Reading National Standards I have achieved are
- Year 7 and 8
- Identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts
- I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.
Term 1 Novel Study
This term I have been reading and studying the novel Fire in the sky by Shirley Corlett
I found this novel quite boring at first but then when the eruption took place it was quite interesting and exciting. Overall I quite enjoyed this book.
During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.
National Standard this covers.
- Year 7/8 Standard
- using several pieces of information to make inferences
using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
- I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.
Monday, 10 April 2017
I made this cake as my final Home learning Challenge . It is 2 chocolate cakes with cream & strawberry jam in the middle . On top is cream with chocolate sprinkles . It was delicious . I made this because I chose to do design your own challenge.