Friday, 22 September 2017

Koru Games


Koru Games Reflection

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was Netball. Our team won 6 out of our 10 games. We placed 12th out of 32 teams (which means we were in the top half).
I found the experience challenging and fun because I really enjoy playing Netball and some of the teams were really challenging. In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is Extended Abstract because I seek improvements. For Teamwork; my solo level is Relational because I participated in the competition and I can explain why.



Individuals and groups
I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students
I can work in a group with my friends.
I can work in a group with anyone in my  year level or team  


I can respond positively to the needs of others
I can reflect on how well I work with the group and seek feedback on how I can improve
Teamwork

I need help to interact with others.

I need help to participate in a team.
I can interact with others one to one.

I can participate in a team.
I can interact with others in a small group.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.
I can participate in creating healthy teams by taking responsibility and critical action.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Leadership in the community 10!

Te Hapua


On Friday when the bell rang for morning tea 7/8 LM gathered into Zone 2 ready to walk down to Te Hapua We walked in groups of girls and boys.  At Te Hapua we are in 2 groups ; Coding and Robotics. I am in Coding. We tried out the website we do it on called Scratch. We had to make a game called ping pong. I showed the CARE Values by being a good role model and representing Oaklands School positively. I showed the Leadership trait of Trustworthy because I was trusted to be good when in the car and be sensible in the class.Te Hapua



Key Leadership 10!

Librarian


On Tuesday I did Librarian duty with Brianna. Mrs Ward put on a movie for the Kakano students to watch. Mrs Ward also put on a story-time video of someone reading a book on for the little kids.  We issued heaps of books and returned heaps too.  I showed the CARE Values by turning up and showing the care values and being a role model. I showed the Leadership trait of Trustworthy because I am trusted to be there and I always turn up.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Leadership in the community 9

Te Hapua



On Friday at Te Hapua we made coding mazes. I worked with Brianna to make the maze. We decided on doing a penguin going to a fish. We had blue parts that you could not cross which were the ice. We had  to do  5 parts of code to complete this activity. I showed the CARE Values by being a good role model in public and I showed the Leadership trait of Active Thinker because when we got stick I thought about how to solve it. 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Key Leadership 9

Librarian

On Wednesday I went to the Library as my job as a Librarian. We had to put away more than 50 books! Mrs Ward was fixing some books at her desk whilst Brianna and I put them away. I have 1 overdue book but I haven't finished reading it so I renewed it. I got a book out called The Castle it's a really good book. It's by Sophia Bennett. 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.

Letter Writing




Letter Writing


In Writing we have been learning to write a formal letter.


We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.


This shows the process that we have followed.


Here is the letter that I have written Link
Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.
Link ( I could not fill out some of the boxes because I wasn't there for those parts )

One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was the fact that it needed to be written in a formal fashion and everything needed to be correct e.g punctuation, spelling


My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Leadership in the community 8

Student Council



At Student council. We found out that the PTA are having a sausage sizzle that day, so now we need to select a new day for the Student Council Ice Cream Day for 2017. I shared my idea of having it at morning tea. But then we didn't think we had enough time to serve everyone. I showed the CARE values by always showing up and contributing to a group discussion.  I showed the Leadership trait of Active Thinker because when I came up with an idea I shared it with the group. 

Key Leadership 8

Libraian

On Tuesday I did Librarian duty with Brianna. Mrs Ward put on a movie for the Kakano students to watch. Mrs Ward also put on a story-time video of someone reading a book on for the little kids.  We issued heaps of books and returned heaps too.  I showed the CARE Values by turning up and showing the care values and being a role model. I showed the Leadership trait of Trustworthy because I am trusted to be there and I always turn up.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Leadership in the community 6

Te Hapua

On Friday when the bell rang for morning tea 7/8 LM gathered into Zone 2 ready to drive down to Te Hapua. We had to drive down because it was raining. My Mum Sarah drove down with some people. At Te Hapua we are in 2 groups ; Coding and Robotics. I am in Coding. We tried out the website we do it on called Scratch. We had to make a code tht could say a few things about you. I showed the CARE Values by being a good role model and representing Oaklands School positively. I showed the Leadership trait of Trustworthy because I was trusted to be good when in the car and be sensible in the class.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Leadership in the community #7

Student Council



At Student council. We decided on more information about ice cream day. We are going to be serving it in a ice cream cup and will come with a spoon. We decided on $2.50 on an ice cream . I personally thought it would be a good idea to sell them as $1 for 1 scoop $2 for 2 scoops. We decided that the Year 6's Student Council representatives should make an order form on a Google doc. They will go around the classes and ask who will buy it and what flavor. I showed the CARE values by always showing up and contributing to a group discussion.  I showed the Leadership trait of Active Thinker because when I came up with an idea I shared it with the group. 

Key Leadership 7

Librarian

On Tuesday I did Librarian duty with Brianna. Mrs Ward put on a movie for the Kakano student to watch.  We issued heaps of books and returned heaps too. We did it on Thursday because Jacob wasn't there on Thursday. I showed the CARE Values by turning up and showing the care values and being a role model. I showed the Leadership trait of Trustworthy because I am trusted to be there and I always turn up.

Homelearning Challenge #5

Egypt      &      New Zealand

What I had to do was choose a country which was Egypt and compare its similarities and differences to New Zealand.


                         Similarities

  • Both have strong tourism
  • Both gained independence from Britain
  • Both use hydro electric power
  • Both have participated in the summer Olympics since the start of the 20th century
                        Differences

  • In Egypt they earn 78.29% less money
  • They use 84.79% less electricity
  • Different languages
  • Egypt has a way higher population
  • In Egypt they start primary school when they are six and we start primary school at 5

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Art Assessment

Aug 25, 2017 8:49:39 AM.jpgThis is my art. I had to include 4 things of a cultural narrative. I included the sky which is where the brothers came down from the heavens, I also included Lake Ellesmere which is an important part of our cultural narrative ,I also included Eel which are in the Lake , the last thing are the birds flying towards the sun because the brothers put birds on the land and in the skies. 


This is our assessment slide we had to complete.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Key Leadership 6

Librarian


On Tuesday we swapped days with Ashley and Johanna so we did it on Tuesday and they are doing it today (Wednesday). Mrs Ward put a movie on the TV and heaps of children came to watch. Brianna and I didn't scan many books because everyone was watching the movie. But we did put all the books on the trolley away. When the TV kept glitching we were resilient. I showed the CARE Values by turning up to my job and giving my best at it. I showed the Leadership trait of Resilient because when the TV glitched we were resilient and didn't give up.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Leadership in the community 5

Choir & Basketball


On Friday I went to Choir we sang give me a kite it was a good song. We sang a song by Ed Sheeran What do I know. We did a warm up and we went up to a really high note. Later in the afternoon I went to Basketball we lost 18-26. I encouraged my team by saying good try etc. We played Sacred Heart , they were a good fair team to play. I showed the CARE values by turning up and I showed the Leadership trait of Motivational by encouraging my team.

Key Leadership 5

Librarian


On Wednesday and Thursday I did Library with Brianna and Mrs Ward. We issued heaps of books and returned heaps too. We did it on Thursday because Jacob wasn't there on Thursday. I issued out  a book for myself called My Invisible Boyfriend and I recommend it to everyone who likes to read. I showed the CARE Values by turning up and showing the care values and being a role model. I showed the Leadership trait of Motivational because I motivated people to reserve the book I recommended.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers T3

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers


I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions




The escape


A prisoner sits in his cell planning his escape. The prisoner is kept in by 5 laser beams, which operate along a corridor. Each laser is switched off at a specific time interval for just long enough to allow a person to walk through. The time between being switched off for each laser is shown below:


  • Laser One = every 3 minutes
  • Laser Two = every 2 minutes
  • Laser Three = every 5 minutes
  • Laser Four = every 4 minutes
  • Laser Five = every 1 minutes


The guard patrols and checks the prisoner each time all the laser beams are off simultaneously. Because each laser only switches off for a short time the prisoner knows he can only get past one laser at a time. He has to get past the five lasers from 1 to 5 in order. Laser One is at the entrance of the prisoner’s cell and laser Five is at the door to the outside. He also knows that if he spends longer than 4 minutes 12 seconds in the corridor an alarm will go off.


Can the prisoner escape without the alarm in the corridor going off? Yes


If he can escape, how many minutes should he wait before passing Laser One? 1


How much time will he have after passing Laser Five before the guard raises the  alarm?  12seconds

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Leadership in the community 4

Choir & Te Hapua


On Friday I had a sore throat so I could not attend choir because it hurt to swallow and talk. After choir it was SML time. When the bell rang for morning tea 7/8 LM gathered into Zone 2 ready to walk down to Te Hapua. My Mum Sarah walked down with us. At Te Hapua we are in 2 groups ; Coding and Robotics. I am in Robotics with a teacher called Rob. We tried out Bee-Bots and Mind-storms. I showed the CARE Values by being a good role model and representing Oaklands School positively. I showed the Leadership trait of Trustworthy because I was trusted to cross the road sensibly and safely

Monday, 14 August 2017

Reading T3 : Evaluate Texts

My reading group for Term 3 for was Evaluate Texts with Mr Brown. In this group we completed three activities. We had to judge/have an opinion on a text. We had to say the authors purpose and what type of text it was. We had to choose from : Persuasive text , Informative text or Entertaining text. Here are three links to my learning. 

Link 1        Link 2            Link 3


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Key Leadership 4

Librarian



On Wednesday I was unable to go to the library because I was sick. I had a sore throat and a headache, so I was at home in bed. I was going to do it on Thursday or Friday but I couldn't because on Thursday's the Year 7/8 Basketball practice and on Friday's 7/8 LM has Te Hapua for coding and robotics during lunchtime.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Leadership in the community 3 Distinction

Basketball



We won 20 - 17 on Friday 4th August. It was a great game it was really close. We played against Christchurch South Intermeddiate School. I almost got a basket but it dropped out. I enjoyed the game and it was a fair games

Friday, 4 August 2017

Key Leadership 3 Distinction

Librarian



On Wednesday lunchtime I went to the Library with Brianna to do our job as Librarians. Because we didn't have any books to put away we had to go through the Picture Books and make sure that they were all in the correct letter.  We had lots of people in the Library on Wednesday even though it was warm outside. We had lots of renewals. I scanned the books and Brianna typed in the names and opened the books ready for me to scan.  I like scanning because I get to use the new scanner. I showed the CARE values by always showing up to my role . I showed the Leadership trait of Trustworthy because Mrs Ward the Librarian trusts that I will turn up.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Home learning challenge 4 Distinction



On Saturday I worked for my Mum's boss Lilly. Her company is called Miss Lilly's Boutique Catering. I worked in the food truck caravan with Noni (chef) preparing the food and putting the garnishes on the canapes. We catered for a 60th Birthday Party and I did some waitressing, but I didn't really like it because there were a lot of people and I didn't want to drop any of the food.

I also worked at another party for someone turning 65 and the party was out in Rangiora.  Mum had me waitressing as there weren't so many people and they were really friendly, asking me questions about what I was serving.  I was able to answer them as I had helped Mum and Noni put the food on the plates and do the garnishes again.  When we got back to Lilly's kitchen we had to empty the food truck of all the dirty dishes and plates, ready for the dishwasher to wash the next day.

It was a lot of fun working with my Mum, Noni and Heather who were really helpful and kind. They showed me what to do and helped me with learning about health and safety when working with food and in a kitchen.  The main rule is to make sure your hands are clean.

I am grateful that Lilly gave me the chance to do work experience with her business.

  



Friday, 28 July 2017

Key leadership 2 Distinction

Librarian



On Wednesday lunchtime I went to the Library with Brianna. We put heaps and heaps of books away; there were so many! We had lots of people in the Library on Wednesday even though it was warm outside. We had lots of returns and renewals. I scanned the books and Brianna typed in the names and opened the books ready for me to scan. I like scanning because I get to use the new scanner. I showed the CARE values by always showing up to my role . I showed the Leadership trait of Trustworthy because Mrs Ward the Librarian trusts that I will turn up.

Leadership in the community 2 Distinction

Student Council



At Student council. We decided on more information about ice cream day. We are going to be serving it in a ice cream cup and will come with a spoon. We decided on $1 or $2 on an ice cream and is still yet to be finalized. I personally thought it would be a good idea to sell them as $1 for 1 scoop $2 for 2 scoops. We decided that the Year 6's Student Council representatives should make an order form on a Google doc. They will go around the classes and ask who will buy it and what flavor. I showed the CARE values by always showing up and contributing to a group discussion.  I showed the Leadership trait of Active Thinker because when I came up with an idea I shared it with the group. 

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

Visual Art Post T2



This Term for arts rotation I have been doing Visual Art.

Maths Assessment task Week 10 T2

Assessment task: Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references

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Leadership in the community 1 for Distinction Badge.

Monday July 3rd 2017 .


Today I helped Mr Muller out by helping to set up the hall for the full school assembly. I helped out by putting out the chairs for the seniors , guests , house captains and student leaders. I was one of the two helpers he had. After lunch we did R3 and then went to assembly. At assembly I received my Leadership Excellence Badge. After the awards Choir sang. We only had time for 1 song so we sang Purea Nei. I showed the CARE values by aiming for excellence in all learning areas and I showed Integrity and Trustworthy by helping out to set up. I also showed goal focused by achieving my badge.

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:

  • Year 7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.

Describe Map One Link to map

Describe map Two Link to map


My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Leadership in the community 10.

Today I went to Choir  to practice our songs that we re performing and also to practice for the Music festival . We are performing at 1:30 on Wednesday and also on Monday at full school assembly. We are doing the same songs for the music festival and our performances. Today wet got our yellow music books so we can practice at home. I enjoy going to Choir because it involves leadership. I showed the leadership traits because I showed trustworthy and active thinker . I showed active thinker by keeping my music book in my book box so I can get it out in class before Choir. I showed the CARE Values by turning up and aiming for excellence.

Leadership in the community 9

Today I am going to the Library for Leadership . For Library we have swapped days because Ashley has Band on a Wednesday so therefore we are on Wednesday and they are now on Tuesday. Today we had lots of people come to the library . We had to issues heaps of books and return heaps too. I enjoyed helping people find a certain genre that they were looking for. I showed the leadership traits because I showed integrity and trustworthy , I also showed the CARE Values by turning up and contributing to the wider school.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Leadership in the community 8

Today I am going to Student Council. At Student Council we organised a Ice Cream Day to raise money for the Salvation Army.The Year 7/8 student council members will be serving the Ice Cream. We are now organising the flavours and cost. I have shown the leadership traits because I have used active thinking and I have shown the CARE Values by turning up to all of the meetings.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

My Term 2 Student Led Conference.

This is my student led conference

Homelearning Challenge 5

Today I did a Home learning challenge. I did a challenge to do with the 7 wonders of the world I chose to do the Statue of Zeus of Olympia. I wrote about how tall and how it is 7x the height of an average man. This statue was built in 466 BC and opened in 435 BC. I enjoyed this challenge because it involved writing.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Buddy Programme Term 2

This term I am in Buddy Programme on a Friday. This is a post about what is going on in Buddy Programme and how I'm going with this. 

Two things I have enjoyed are working with the Year 1's to help them with their learning and being creative with our groups ideas . 

Two things I have found challenging are that there attention span is very short and because of that they don't listen to what we are doing and they also get distracted much easier than Year 7/8's .

Two things I would change about my teaching is some of the rules to make it a bit harder and to chose some different activities.

Leadership in the community 7

Yesterday we went to practice for the open day performance for Choir 🎶. We are  performing 3 songs. The songs we are singing are ; Purea Nei, Blue skies and Africa. We are performing these during the week . I look forward to going and performing for the open day. I am showing the CARE Values by turning up to all practices and am showing the Leadership traits because I am being trustworthy and showing integrity.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

Careers Education C.V. Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. You can't use your parents or family to have as your Referees.  
  1. You need to write in full sentences  and be straight forward about you. 
  1. You have to have quite a bit of information about yourself and you have to write 2-3 things about how you show that.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.



Saturday, 24 June 2017

Homelearning Challenge 4

Today I completed another Home learning challenge. I did C6  organise a collection of old toys and/or clothes for charity. My chose charity was the Salvation Army. I donated a lot of stuff ! Here is what I donated.



I donated these today . I cleaned out my room and playroom and donated all my old and unwanted toys and clothes. Here is some pictures of me when I went to the Salvation Army.

This is a picture of me at the Salvation Army donating my things.

Homelearning Challenge 3

Today I have completed another Home learning challenge. I did A5 Redesign a room in your house, change the place of the furniture. Take before and after photos. The room I chose was my Playroom. I found this challenge quite hard because I wanted it to be a good , relaxing and easy to get around room. It started as a basic room and I took out things and added more spaces. I have added a small reading nook by shifting the angle of the couch and I can now watch TV from the couch. By shifting my desk I can now get more fresh air whilst doing colouring or home work. I have taken out most of my toys but left my favourite ones on the couch. I have also taken out my Lego.

 

BEFORE




AFTER
 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Homelearning challenge 2

I have completed another Home learning challenge. I chose to do a design your own challenge I chose to make a CARE Values poster. This will be on a wall in class and it will remind people of the CARE Values. ( Community, Active Thinking, Respect and Excellence). I enjoyed this challenge because it involves art.

Leadership in the community 6

Today Brianna and I helped out in the library by filling in for a librarian who was absent today. We also helped out by staying in the library to help out a Year 4 class today at 1:30 after lunchtime. We also did this yesterday for a Year 2 class. We returned their books and their class books and issued new ones. After the class had left we tided the library and went back to class to do SML and art. We showed the CARE values by contributing to the wider school and showed the leadership trait of Integrity.

Extended Abstract Maths Task

‘Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties
Assessment task:
 
Complete this task and then add it to a blog post.
 
 
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My next step is to try making different nets for different shapes.