Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

Please complete these two problems. You will need to explain how you got the answer.

Question 1
In our household, there are twice as many cats as humans, with sixty legs in total.

How many cats are there to be fed?
I figured out this answer by working out the ratio of cats to humans which was two to one, after that I  worked out the leg ratio which was eight to two I then worked out the percentage of human legs to cat legs and then added it to the total number of sixty.

Question 2
Three men run a business together.
The proportion of the profit they each get at the end of the month is based on the proportion of the funds they have invested in the business.
The April profit is shared out so that Al gets one third, Bob gets one half and Chuck gets one sixth.
In May, Des joins the group, investing half as much as Bob inves
What share of the profit can Des expect to get?


I worked out that Des get ¼ because bob has half of the profit so if you split ½ in half you get ¼  

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Dance excellene #5

This week we started dance, our teacher is called Dean he is a really good dancer at the start I really wasn't looking foward to it but he made it alot of fun. We always start of by getting in girl and boy lines then he goes over what we practised the day before. He will then teach us new moves. We are doing two dances Jive and hip hop. I personally like hip hop better. On Friday we got taught this new move it is called the running man it is probably the hardest move we have done yet but I really like it because it challenges me.

The care value I showed was excellence because I challenged myself and didn't give up with the running man.

Librarian excellence #5

This week at librarian Johanna and I put away the books in a flash because there wasn't many, then we went onto the desk to get and return peoples books thats my favourite part of doing librarian duty. When the line died down I went over to the computers to check out what books I still have to read for the forty book challenge I saw I still needed to read historical fiction so I asked Dabok if she had any suggestions because she has already read two books form that genre she suggested a book to me so I got it out.

The care value I showed was: Active thinking because when I didnt know what book to read for historical fiction I asked someone who was more than happy to help.

HLC excellence #5

E6. Plan a holiday (minimum of two nights away) for your family. Prepare a budget for travel, accommodation and activities.

This week I decided to do this home learning challenge because Ed Sheeran is doing a tour we decided to go to Melbourne as we have been wanting to go shopping there for a while. My budget for Mum and I for this trip is $2,981 +$150 a day for food and $200 for public transport plus shopping $$$. We will depart chrischurch at 4:00pm on Thrusday 8th of March 2018 and we will arrive back on Monday the 12th at 11:55. The Thursday we get there we will pretty much do nothing apart get some dinner we will be staying at the Rydges then the next day ( Friday ) we will go shopping at the city centre which will be alot of fun especially since my best friend and her mum are also coming on the trip, later that night we will go to the Eureka skydeck in southbank which is sort of like the sky tower in Auckland (here is a picture)

On Saturday we will wake up have some breackfast and head on the free tram to Victoria Market we will spend the majority of the day there we will have dinner later on then head back to the hotel to get ready for the Ed Sheeran concert. On the sunday we will go to the melbourne adventure park ( water park and theme park ) we will probably spend the whole day there when we get back we will just relax after a long day. The next day we will go to jumpdeck ( Trampoline arena) this will only cost $12 because my mum doesn't want to do it (she will be a spectater) we will spend the rest of the day packing up our stuff or shopping then later on head to the airport and come back to chrischurch. 

Airfares: $1,318.00
Accomadation: $1,177
Ed Sheeran concert: $320
Eureka skydeck: $44
Jumpdeck: $12
Adventure park: $84
Plus food, public transport and shopping.

The care value I showed was Active thinking because I researhed and planned this for the people going to Melbourne with me.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Band excellence #4

This week at band practice we all got really excited because we got told that we had a surpise but when we found out what it was we were a little disappointed ( It was a music folder ) We practised our song the whole time then when most people left Maddy and I asked if Mr Rule could play a waiata on the piano he could so we played along on the guitar with him it was alot of fun.

The care value I showed was: Clean up after yourself because we put all the stands ad chairs away were they came from.

Librarian excellence #4

This week Johanna got back from her holiday so we did library duty together we did it on Thursday instead of Wednesday this week because I had band on Wednesday. We started of by putting away all the books it took like five minutes because they were all picture books, I then went onto scanning books we have a system she scans I type its kinda cool.

The care value I showed was: Use your time wisely because I didn't muck around when putting the books away.

HLC excellence #4

C6. Organise a collection of old toys and/or clothes for charity. Deliver it to your chosen charity yourself and take photos!

I decided to donate some old clothes that don't fit me and some shoes to the child cancer bins outside New World. They use the clothes for kids with cancer that can't afford new clothing and some of the clothes even get shipped over to papua new guinea for children to enjoy.Here are some photos of me taking them to the bins
I also donated hockey sticks (2) to Sockburn School because our hockey club got asked by Sockburn School to donate any shinpads balls sticks etc because they want to encourage there students to give hockey a go.

The care value I showed was: Be aware of others because I put the time and effert into caring for others.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

HLC excellence #3

A5. Redesign a room in your house. Change the place of the furniture.. Take before and after photos

I decided to do this HLC because I haven't changed my room around in a while. This is some of the photos of my before.

Something I really wanted to change was where my bed was positioned so I wanted to have it on the wall I also really want to change my duvet. Something I wanted to take away are the photos on my wall because they keep on falling down. Here are some after photos

Something that is obviously different is that I turned my room into a disco room I loved that effect.

The care value I showed is: Clean up after yourself because when I had a massive pile of room decor on the floor I felt like giving up but I didn't.

Garden to Table excellence #3

This week was the first week of Garden to Table. We started of with Mr McAven telling us that we are the only school in NZ that gives knifes to five year olds. Then we went onto watching videos about how to hold a knife and how to chop and slice lastly we watched a video about speed cooking it was hilarious (This is a link to the video) We then went out to the garden and moved the pavers out of the glass house to the other side of the school we did this because Mr McAven is going to take away the glass house due to weather damage. It really hurt moving the pavers because our hands were in such a weird position for ages so when we wanted to stretch them out after they ached.

The care value I showed was: follow instructions because we moved the pavers when we were told to and toke them to the right place.

Librarian excellence #3

This week at the library I knew my friend wouldn't be there because she is overseas so I self managed and found someone else to help me out I asked Brianna she was more than happy to help out. I was on the computer until 1:10 and for the rest of the time I put away the books Brianna didn't get around to doing.

The care value I showed was: Communicate quietly and respectfully because when I asked Brianna if she could help me out at the library I said it respectfully if I didn't she might not of helped me out.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Term 1 book review

This book is about a girl called Penny she has a best friend Elliot who lives next door he is gay and his parent don't respect that so Penny and her family help him out. Penny earlier in her life experienced a car crash which now gives haunts her and gives her panic attacks. Penny is also a anonymous blogger that lets her open up, Her mum owns a company that plans wedding with different themes. One day her mum said she was going to New York for  a wedding and penny came she found a boy that she really liked but when she gets back home she figures something out she never knew before about that boy...

Overall this book is amazing for people who love contemporary fiction.

Monday, 1 May 2017

HLC #2 excellence

E2. Research another country, compare it to N.Z. Present the similarities and the differences.

This week I did a HLC (Up there ^) I found it fascinating because my neighbors are from England so it was good to see the similarities and differences of our two countries. Something I found out was that we have very similar land mass but they have a poplulation 65,511,098 people and we have 4,604,871 people.

The care value I showed was: Be aware of others because I was making myself aware of the differences of our countries.

This is my map.

New Zealand and United Kingdom

Both have similar land mass there is only 10% difference.
English people have higher unemployment rates than New Zealanders
The murder rate is equal
The United Kingdom uses nearly half as much electricity as New Zealand.
They both  have similar weather conditions.
It is a lot cheaper in New Zealand for medical care.
We are both  ruled by the same monarchy Queen Elizabeth.
In New Zealand you are more likely be in prison than in the united Kingdom
Some of the south island looks very similar to the english highlands.
English families have less babies than New Zealand families.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

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 Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council. because it was interesting learning about something that I have heard about before and drove threw. Another reason this was my favourite is because I know some people who live in the red zone it is cool to learn about what happened to them.

Here Is a link on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.

The Reading National Standards I have achieved are (delete the ones that are not relevant)
  • 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.

Band excellence #2

Band practice this week we didn't actually pratice our songs because Mrs Trotter wanted us to make a video to introduce ourselfs to present at the celebration of learning assembly. We made the video it was alot of fun espiecally at the end when we all rocked out playing air instruments. I do have to admit though, it took awhile to make the video but thats alright. After that Mr Rule asked who wanted to come up on the stage and say 'We are the Oaklands School band and we want to show you something..." So Maddy and I voluntered to so we spent the rest of the practice doing that which I really enjoyed.

A care value I showed was listen respectfully because when everybody else was recording there bits I stayed quite and listen carefully the whole time even though it was a long proccess.

Librarian excellence #2

This week was my last week of librarian duties for the term. There wasn't any books to put away so I got straight into scanning peoples books its always  the busiest at the start I usually am putting the books away at the start so I don't usually get to get the busy part of scanning so that was interesting after that Johanna took over scanning and I went around straighting the books up to use my time wisely. At the end Mrs Ward said she was very happy that Johanna and I turned up every week to our duties so she gave us easter eggs to congratulate us.

The care value I showed was use my time wisely because when Johanna was doing the scanning I found something good to do in this case it was straighting the books up.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Trash by Andy Mulligan

I found this novel Fascinating because I never knew that people lived on dumpsites it was amazing to see how happy they were, It is a bit sad though because they live their lifes on dumpsites and have to work their whole life especially those people who have no family or home literally they live on a pile of trash.

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.
  • Link to Explain Map Link
  • Link to Inference Map Link

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

Visual Language

Here is a link to my taking action slide

Monday, 10 April 2017

Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Question 1:

So I worked it out by if you have 6 different topping I worked out who many different pizzas with two topping you could have which was 15 and Penny Wanted 1 pizza so the answer is 1/15 but you can convert 1/15 to a simpler fraction of ⅕ so that is the answer.

Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:
2a: The possibility of pulling out the same colour is ½ so if they pay for two bubble gums each they will probably get the same colour. Spend would be $2.

2b: She will probably have to spend three 50c coins on each twin because there is a one in three chance they will get each colour with three 50c coins. To total spend of $3

2c: ⅓ chance so 3 times per child or $1.50.  Total spend $4.50.

Question 3:

Show your working and answer here:
Q1: Everytime he lays 4 tiles there is four ways of doing it. This happens 5 times so the number of possible ways fred could lay tiles on Sue’s kitchen floor are 4x4x4x4x4= 1024
Q2: This would be 4x4x4x4x4...25 times

My next step is to try to explain my strategies better in more sense because some of my answers I think are a  bit confusing and I can't find a easier way to say some of them , I think I really to work on my time tables to answer questions within questions.

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

Activity One
Activity Two
Activity Three

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

HLC excellence #1

R3. Research food from another culture. Prepare a dish from this culture and serve it to your family.

I decided to do this home learning challenge because I have traveled to Thailand and it is one of my favourite countries. I was only year two but really enjoyed trying the different foods unlike my brother Thomas. So I prepared a Thai dish called Chicken pad Thai which is one of our family favourites.

The care value I showed was: Try your best because I tried as hard as I could to get it as good as the Thai people.

Here is some photos of me preparing and the final dish

Iibrarian excellence #1

At librarian duty today we started putting the most enormous pile of books away, then Johanna went to the librarians desks to check out books. As soon as she got there the three bells rang and everybody thought they were meant to go to there classes but they were are actually aloud to stay in the library
so for the last ten minutes of lunch we didn't really have a lot to do because there was only one person left.

The care value I showed was: Use your time wisely because at the start I didn't slack of when tackling the enormous pile.

Band excellence #1

On Tuesday we had a full band practice we got all tuned up quickly, then we had a run threw of the song ( Hey Jude ), I could tell Mr Rule didn't think we were really getting into the song which we weren't so he gave us another song to practice which was "Cant stop the feeling" we were so pleased as we all really wanted that. So we started practising that ,but most of the session we were helping Emily our drummer find the right beat to play. Overall this was probably my favourite practice we have had so far.

The care value I showed was : Be a caring friend because we all helped Emily find the right beat.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Band Merit #5

Today was the sausage sizzle and a lock down practice which went into our lunch time at school but I also had band pracice so I only got five minutes of band practice but in the time we did have we had a run threw of the song we are practing ( Hey Jude - The Beatles )
,We went threw the different strumming patterns on when to come in and out. Then at the end we had to rush to pack up because the bell rang.

The care value I showed was: clean up after yourself because at the end when we had to pack up we did it fast and neatly.
Clean up after yourself.

Clean up after yourself.
Clean up after yourself.

Maths - Ashley

Evaluate statements made by others about the findings of statistical investigations and probability activities.

In the newspaper article, ‘Which Social Media for Teens?’, it was reported that young people are using different forms of social media than they did a few years ago.
Read the article below and comment on whether the reporter’s statements are consistent with the survey data.
Which Social Media for Teens?
It looks like Facebook is no longer cool amongst the teens of today.  Instagram and Twitter have taken over the most popular social networks among American children and these kids are ditching Facebook.
Research has shown that today’s teens are no longer using Facebook. Rather, they are using Instagram and Twitter. There has been a steady decline in the usage of Facebook, with all other social networks increasing in popularity. Surveys of 15,000 social network users between the ages of 13 and 19 over the past three years, gave the following results:
Source: This article has been created for the purpose of this statistics exercise and is not from any publication.

The Reporter's Statement was true about that facebook has not as much people using it in 2015 and instagram and twitter have taken over instagram with 27% and Twitter with 12%

Monday, 27 March 2017

Librarian Merit #5

On wednessday I am going on camp so I will not be able to go on my usual duty at the library so I asked if I can go Today ( Monday ) I did it with Johanna because she will also not be there. It was quite busy because it was a wet lunch so first of all we put all the books away. I spent the rest of the time on the computer checking peoples books out.

The care value I showed was: Use manners because I changed my date of duty because it was my responsibility.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

HLC Merit #5

A11. Design your own challenge.

On Saturday I made a whole lot of different slimes with Maddy and her sister Bella. I am going to show you some photos and what is happening in the photos.

The care value I showed was: Try your best because we problem solved when I added to much pink.

This is from when maddy wanted me to put a little bit more pink in but I added to much then we relised it looked pretty cool.

So for this one we experimeted and we thought we could put decorating beads into slime we soon relised the colour faded out and the beads fall out everywhere.

Something about slime is that it is really cool when you add the borax solution because it all starts coming together its really fasinating.

This is all our slimes I cant belleive how cool they all turned out.

HLC part 2 #2

So I prepared a three course meal. The entrèe was Thai chicken tempers and the main was Chicken pad thai the dessert was brandy snaps with ice cream. My favourite thing to make out of these was the chicken pad thai because it tasted amazing. something I found a bit difficult was getting the meals ready on time because we waited about 45 minutes for the dessert because I didnt realise it would take that long to do the brandy snaps. I also made lemen lime and bitters.

The care value I showed was: clean up after yourself because in the last meal I made I did not clean up the dishes so I made it a goal to do it this time.

Here are some photos

Thursday, 23 March 2017

HLC Merit #4

Improve your fitness: Over 4 weeks: Walk 60km or cycle 100km or swim 1km.
Over the past 4 weeks I have swam 1km I have done this at my swimming lessons and some off it at zones. I really enjoy swimming but sometimes it gets really tiring like sometimes for assessments I have to swim 20 lengths which is quite difficult but I usually manage to do it.

The care value I showed was: Be resilient when challenged because I kept trying at the 20 length assessment.

Here are some photos:)

Band Merit #4

On Wednesday at band we started setting up and when I was waiting for everybody else to get ready with their instruments I learnt how to play twinkle twinkle little star on the keyboard. My friend Maddy and I thought it was to slow to play on guitar so we sped it up and Mr Rule really liked it that way which was good hopefully next time I could try learn a new song on the keyboard.

The care value I showed was: Aim and achieve for the best in all my learning I am doing this by trying to learn a new song next time on the keyboard.

Librarian Merit #4

Today I went to the library for my duty I usually go on Wednesdays but I had band practice instead. I did it with Jacob H today something I found different about Jacob compared to Johanna is he doesn't really try hard at it and slacks off I even saw him sitting on a cushion with Austin at one point. Anyway this session was still a lot of fun because I got to be at the counter which is my favourite part of being a librarian.

The care value I showed was: Be resilient when challenged (E3) because when Jacob was slacking of I keep going with what I knew was right.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Weet-Bix HLC #3

On Sunday the 26 of Feburary I went to the Weet- bix tryathon. I woke up early and got dressed then me and Maddy headed of. we first of all put Maddys bike  away then we looked at the board that had the times on it. Then we went to or school tent and sat down we went and got breakfast after that then we watched and supported people that we knew finally it was time for our race so I took of my tracksuit pants and jersey then walked over to the pool. I swam and came first in my heat then ran to  maddy tagged her and she strted doing the bike. I waited for her and got dressed she finally came back and we went for the run then held our hands together and crossed the finish line. We got a medal each and a photo with Gemma Flynn.

The care values at showed is: Aim for and achieve the best in all your learning because I said I was going to cross that finish line and I did it.

Here are some photos