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.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Leadership in the community 5

Today I am going to Student Council for a meeting .We talk about what kind of new technology in our classrooms for 2020. We asked our Hubs what they would like . We came up with TV's in the floor , Ipad's , Ipod's and TV's in tables to name a few we also had inbuilt chargers in the tables. At student council we discussed more about the redevelopment in the school.

Key Leadership 5

Today Friday 16 June I helped out in the Library. We swapped with Kynan because he has to go to Te Hapua for coding and robotics. We took turns at scanning. I like being a Librarian because I like showing Leadership. I showed the CARE Values by showing

Key Leadership 4

Today I went to the Library to do my job as a Librarian. I scanned more books. We got a new scanner . It is grey and blue. Brianna and I took turns at scanning. While the other person was scanning the other person put books away and straightened the shelves. I show the CARE values by turning up each week. I showed trustworthy by turning up and being trusted that I will.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Leadership in the Community 4

Today I helped out at the PTA second hand uniform sale. Yesterday we got all the clothes out from under the stage. Then Ashley and her Mum took them home and sorted them into sizes. Then the next day we got to set the clothes up ready to sell. I showed the CARE values by contributing to the wider school and I showed that I am Trustworthy.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Leadership in the community 3

Today (Wednesday) I attended Student Council. At Student Council today we talked about our recent meeting where we discussed having a mufti day standing up to bullying. That day was last Friday and the mufti day was called Pink Shirt Day. You needed to wear something pink to stand up to bullying as well as bringing a gold coin. This meeting today was a time to reflect on the mufti day ; how it we, how much we raised. Today at Student Council I showed the CARE values because I contributed to a group discussion and I attend regularly.

Key Leadership 3

Today I went to the Library to do my duty. When I was the Library today I showed the leadership trait of being trustworthy. For my role as a Librarian I show the CARE values by attending regularly. Today in the Library we got some new books . And I got out a book called the 1 and only Ivan. It is a senior fiction book. I recommend reading this book if you are Year 7/8.

I can make links across texts by recognising connectives or adverbial clauses

I can make links across texts by recognising connectives or adverbial clauses


In this unit learnt… about adverbial clauses , connectives and conjunctions.


A connective is… a word that connects a sentence. These can be words like and , but , or and because.


An adverbial clause is… A word that describe the time something happened. These can be words like : before , after and yesterday.

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of an adverbial clause and a connective.

Adverbial Clauses and Connectives / Conjunctions Assessment

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.

In Maths we have been learning………..


Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.
This is part of our Number Knowledge.
It is important to just know these as we can use this knowledge in other areas of maths.




Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  



Write multiplication expressions using exponents


Here is an image of my Square Root Chart that can be found in my Maths book.








My next  step in Maths is…… to use this new knowledge to help me solve problems in a variety of other areas of Maths. I would also like to do more square root activities on IXL.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Home learning Challenge 1 Excellence.

Over 2 weeks I have done 10 jobs around my household without being asked . Here are my 10 things.


➡ Emptied the dishwasher.


➡ Hung out the washing.


➡ Filled the dishwasher.


➡ Curtains.


➡Vacuuming.


➡ Cleaned the bench.


➡ Make the beds.


➡ More vacuuming


➡ Folded the washing


➡ Made dinner.



Leadership in the community 2

Tonight the whole school is going to  our school production. We have been learning two dance over the last two weeks. Each morning the Year 7/8 Hub goes to the school to practice and learn more steps to the dances. Overall I have enjoyed dance.  I showed the CARE Values by Aiming for Excellence in learning and I showed the Leadership traits by showing Resilient when I couldn't do it.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Maths Find fractions.

Extended Abstract  Assessment task: Surfs Up
WALT: Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.
Assessment Task:
Two surf shops in the same part of town sell similar products, but their prices vary. At sale time, both shops are competing for the same customers



Use the Image above to answer the questions in the table


Item
Which shop is the item cheaper?
How much cheaper is the item (when it is on sale) than the other shop?
Show your working out here:
Sweatshirt
The Surf Shop
$ 10
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Jacket
Surf the Waves
$17
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Jeans
The Surf Shop.
$29
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Tracksuit
Surf the waves.
$9
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Here are the screenshots to my IXL activities:


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My next step is: Work more on my percentages and do more things where I need to simplify numbers/fractions.




Key Leadership 2

Today I went to the Library and did my job as a Librarian. I put books away , returned , renewed and issued books. The Library is at the back of school in the old room 13. I showed CARE values by : using manners , showing leadership and contributing to the wider school. I look forward to my duty next week.
I showed Active thinking by when someone needed help .

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Leadership in the Community

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.

Key Leadership Excellence 1

This Tuesday the Library was not open because Mrs Ward was on a course.
I showed the CARE values by contributing to the school by picking up rubbish.
I showed Resilience because when the Library was closed I still contributed to the school by picking up rubbish.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

My favourite book of Term 1

Image result for the giver book


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

Visual Language Assessment.

This is my Visual Language Assessment . On CANVA we had to design something to do with Leadership. I chose a trifold brocher because I think they look nice and are easy to make.
Enjoy

Current Events Term 1


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

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

Home learning Challenge #5

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.