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.

Key Leadership 5

On Tuesday I went to the Library as usual. I enjoy being a Librarian because I like being on the computer , scanning the books , returning the books & putting the books away . I look forward to next term being a Librarian because next term I am the head Librarian. That means I write on the board who is on Library today. I showed the Leadership CARE VALUES because I contributed to my role by getting involved and i attend all the time.

Leadership in the community 5

On Friday 7th of April we went to Choir , we sang multiple songs including : How far I'll go , Africa , Don't dream its over & more . I enjoy Choir because it shows leadership and I enjoy singing . I look forwards to next terms Choir. I showed the Leadership CARE VALUES because I  tried my best.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Assesment maths task Investigate situations that involve elements of chance


Assessment task: Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.

Question 1:

Show your working and answer here (you may need to add a photo of a tree diagram you frew on your little whiteboard):
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Question 2:
Car number plates in the land of Automobile have two letters and two digits. How many different number plates could be made using two letters and two digits?

Show your working and answers here:
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Question 3:
3a:
Show your working and answer here:


3b:
Show your working and answer here:
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What is you next step?
To use percentages more .



Finally, add the screenshots from the 3 IXL activities you did here:

Activity One
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Activity Two
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Activity Three
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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Leadership in the Community 4

This week the Year 7s had camp so unfortunately we couldn't go to Choir but instead on Tuesday the school had a photo shoot for a cookbook. We were invited into the cookbook because Oaklands School drew pictures and sent them to Kaikoura in the big Kaikoura earthquake . I enjoyed it because we cooked beetroot relish and put them on plain crackers . It was delicious. I had lots of fun doing this because I like cooking and helping others. I showed the Leadership CARE VALUES because I listened to the photographer.

Key Leadership 4

Last Tuesday I went to the Library and did my job as a Librarian . Put the books away , scanned books & had computer issues that we had to fix If you scanned a book it would not come up underneath the persons name . That was  an issue but we got it sorted and carried on. I look forward to next Tuesday. I showed the Leadership CARE VALUES because I contributed to my role by getting involved and aiming for excellence.

Leadership in the Community 3

At Choir today we sang a variety of different songs.  Including Africa , Winter wonderland & many more . The thing I like about Choir is that its just fun and I like singing in groups . I look forward to next week .
I showed the Leadership CARE VALUES because I  tried my best and I contributed to what songs we should sing.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Key leadership 3

Today is Tuesday I am looking forward to going o the library and doing my jobs. My favourite part about being a Librarian is scanning the books , renewing the books and returning books. Our job is to also close the library. Overall I look forward to going to the library at lunch .I showed the Leadership CARE VALUES because I contributed to my role by getting involved and I return the books to the appropriate place.

Home learning challenge 4

Last week I completed my 4th home leaning challenge.  I had to choose a country and compare it to New Zealand . I chose the Netherlands . A difference is that New Zealand is a lot smaller than the Netherlands. A similarity is that both National animals are birds . New Zealands is the Kiwi and the Netherlands is the Black Tailed Godwit. I enjoyed this challenge.

Home learning Challenge 3

Last week I completed my 3rd home learning challenge . My challenge was to be inspired by an artist and create a self portrait . My art was inspired by Picasso. I enjoyed this challenge next time I am going to choose another artist to inspire me.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Leadership writing


In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)

I have been especially focussing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed or added because it was used incorrectly or forgotten. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.



Being goal focused is another key leadership trait . This means if you have a goal you will achieve it . Sir Edmund Hillary has also shown goal focused , he said he would do something and he did it . Sir Edmund Hillary achieved this because , he put his mind to it and was goal focussed.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Games with no or minimal equipment

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.


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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )


Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
Sneak up granny .
Tag
Line tag
Chain tag
Octopus
Invisible touch
Captains coming
Duck duck goose 
Cones
Bibs
Sometimes a ball . 
You might not have equipment.
You might not want to get the equipment out.


My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are…………..because………..


My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are…….  Because……………

Friday, 10 March 2017

Home learning Challenge 1 Night 2

On Sunday I completed my second 3 course meal for home learning challenges . C2 : prepare 2 formal meals with presentation and menus .

My overall meal was .... Bruchetta , Sausage with a green salad and potatoes & Orange choclate pudding served with cream.  














Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Home learning 2

On Sunday I completed my second home learning challenge . R2 : Bake some  biscuits and deliver them with a friendly card to your neighbour.
Here a some photos of the during and after process.





Monday, 6 March 2017

Key leadership #2

These past two weeks have been amazing . Each Tuesday going down to the library and helping Mrs Ward. I enjoy putting the books away and scanning , returning and renewing the books. I am very lucky to be a librarian and I really enjoy it. Last week I received my Librarian badge. I felt really proud going up and receiving it when Mrs Ward called out my name. I look forward to continuing my key role. I showed the Leadership CARE VALUES because I contributed to my role by getting involved and taking turns scanning the books.

Leadership in the community #2

Last week I signed up for Choir . This means each Friday morning at 8.45 am I go to the hall . This year for choir we are going to the music festival . The theme of the songs are the four seasons . A couple of the songs are : Africa , Give Me A Kite , Winter Wonderland and many more . There is a total of 12 songs . I enjoy choir and will be continuing it this year. I look forward to singing with a new group . I showed the Leadership CARE VALUES because I  tried my best and I aimed for excellence.

Home learning Challenge 1



On Friday I completed my first 3 course meal for home learning challenges . C2 : prepare 2 formal meals with presentation and menus .
My overall meal was ....Anti pasta platter with : grapes crackers hummus carrot sticks chesse & salami . Pizza with toppings of ham chesse sauces salami pepper and more . Rhubarb and Apple crumble served with ice cream.