Saturday, 12 August 2017

Choir distinction #8

This week at choir we started of by singing a warm up song then we did a few warm up exercises.  after that we practiced doing rounds which is basically you get a very simple song such as twinkle twinkle little star and one group will start singing it then soon the other group will start while the other group is still doing there own part. Something I did well was I shared my music book with someone because they forgot theres.

The leadership trait I showed was: Trustworthy because when if I forgot my book I would relay and trust someone else will let me look at theres.

The care value I showed was: Communnity because I helped other people out when it was needed.

Librarian distiction #8

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.

The leadership trait I showed was active thinker because when I didn't know what historical fiction book to choose I asked Dabok for some help.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Know the equivalent decimal and percentage forms for everyday fractions.

In Maths we have been learning:
  • To convert between fractions, decimals , percentages and vice versa.




Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  
The most challenging part about this unit of learning was remembering what the steps of finding your answer was.

My next learning step in Maths is to apply  this knowledge to help me solve a range of increasingly more complicated maths problem.

Monday, 7 August 2017

5/6 Winter sport distinction #7

This week on Friday I went to the year 5/6 winter sport hockey to help ref I am going to admit I was kinda nervous I reefed the B team because it was my first time when we got there I took the team for a warm up I took them for my hockey on a Saturday warm up none of them could keep up something I found hard when reefing was that sometimes I couldn't see who hit the ball out then some people would get angry at me

The care valueI showed was respect because I respected that some people might disagree with what I call.

The leadership trait I showed was motivational because when our team or the other team was hitting into the goal I motivated them to get in the goal even though it might not of been our team.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Librarian distinction #7

This week I went to the library on Wednesday. I started of putting way the books with Johanna then I went to the desk to check out peoples books for a while. Then it  got busy I was helping people use the laptops and a few younger students find book for there age group. I was showing I was goal focused because I was looking at the at the 40 book challenge photos and people were asking me where to find different genres of books they wouldn't usually read.

The care value I showed was: Be a positive role model because when I was looking at the 40 book challenge people asked me questions and where getting more encouraged to do it.

The leadership trait I showed was motivational Because I motivated people to read different genres and go out of there comfort zone.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

Complete these three questions below
Answer:0.25
Explanation:
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Explanation:
I figured she could save money by walking to school and not having a hot chocolate because it would be free then I considered there might be a couple rainy days.


Answer:
Walk to school three days a week and not by a hot chocolate
Bus to school two days a week
Kelly will save $16.50 a week


Please note: a magic square is like this

6 1 5
3 4 5
3 7 2


Here every row and column equals the same - in the case above they all equal 12..


Explanation:
I simplified them all so the denominator was 6 for all of them then I had to determine the number in the middle I added all the numbers together which was 24/6 and three times 8/6 must be the middle number then I made all the columns add to 24/6 then I simplified them all to the table below.


Answer:
4/3 3/2 7/6
7/6 4/3 3/2

3/2 7/6 4/3

Monday, 31 July 2017

Band distinction #6

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.

The leadership trait I showed was excellence because I tried really hard to find a better way to perform the song.

Librarian distinction #6

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.


The leadership trait I showed was Resilence because I keeped trying and trying to get all the books put away from the pile.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Term 2 book review

This book is called "They let me write a book" by Jamie Curry it is about her life but the thing about it is that this person is a New Zealander  if you read this book you will find out all about how this amazing teenager became famous. There are a lot of very intriguing stories that will leave you hanging her stories are hilarious this book is very fascinating the moral of the book is saying that girls can do anything.

You will have to read this book to find out what happens in Jamie Currys fascinating life.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

HLC distinction #5

E5. Contact an employer and arrange to do at least 4 hours work experience. Take photos to show as evidence.

For this HLC the first thing I started thinking about was where I was going to go I settled on my dad work he is an accountant at leech and partners. I went on Tuesday the 18th I was there 8:00-12:00 I started of by doing quite a lot of filing (it was very boring) then I went around asking others if they needed any help so I did a few wee things and before I knew it it was 12:00 which meant time to go home.

The car value I showed was: active thinking because when I finished filing I didn't just sit there and do nothing I found something decent to do.

The leadership trait I showed was: active thinker because when I finished filing I didn't just sit there and do nothing I found something decent to do.

Guitar distinction #5

This week at guitar we started of by tuning our guitars then just sort of playing around we started of by talking about what songs we want to perform then we went threw them we practiced five songs which was a lot of fun then we talked about where we have to be and when overall this guitar lesson was heaps of fun because w got to practiced the songs we were the best at.

The care value I showed was respect because I turned up on time to practice

The leadership trait I showed was trustworthy because I turned up to my lesson like I said I would.

Librarian distension #5

This week at librarian I started of like every other week putting all the books away after that I went round reading books to younger students which is heaps of fun. After that I sat down at the desk to check out and return peoples books later there were more books to put away so me and Johanna did that.

The care value I showed was resect because I turned up to my duty on time.

The leadership trait I showed trustworthy because I turned up to my duty on time like I said I would.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

HLC distinction #4

A2. Use a creative ICT tool to make a present for someone. (Eg. a calendar, birthday card)


This week for this home learning challenge I started of by finding a website to make an calendar on I found canva after that I made the calendar I incorporated photos of things my family love doing I gave this to my family I found some things challenging on canva so I problem solved and figured out how to get past these weaknesses.

The care value I showed was active thinking because I thought of a good pictures to put on my calendar so they have a meaning.

The leadership trait I showed was resilient because when I was in the pit I figured out different strategies and tried different things to get out of the pit. 








Librarian distiction #4

This week at library it was a little bit different because a) Johanna wasn't there and b) Mrs Ward was sick this was the first time this has happened it started off like every other day putting all the books away after that I went to the desk to check out and return everybody' s  books then I took the time to get to know the lady that was working at the library I found out that she went to Rangi RuRu and her mother is Mrs Trotter.

The car value I showed was respect because I toke the time to find out more about someone I didn't know much about.

The leadership trait I showed was trustworthy because I turned up even if Johanna and Mrs Ward aren't there.

Performing distension #4

Today I performed kapahaka, choir, band and in senior guitar the first performance I did was senior kapahaka we performed five songs we knew more but we didn't have enough time to perform we had fifteen minutes for every performance we did the second performance I did was choir as soon as I finished kapahaka i went straight to the radio room to get ready for senior choir we performed five songs like kapahaka we even performed some of the same songs after that I went back to the classroom to grab my music for the choir performance I had time to spare and I had finished SML so I asked Mrs Casey if me and Maddy could go out and shoot hoops she was fine with it before we knew it it was time to go to choir so we went oven for choir we performed three songs called purea nei, Africa and blue skies they were all very enjoyable to sing my last performance of the day was the one I was most nervous about it was senior band because our school has never had a band before the weird thing about the band was that there is actually no one singing so its basically a whole load of instruments if I am going to be totally honest it was very embarrassing a) My friend Maddy was calling out the chords but she was doing it a lot louder then what she was meant to be doing so most people laughed and b) it was the year 7/8 students watching so it made it even more embarrassing when they giggled under there breath. Overall I guess the open day went pretty well so I went home feeling good about myself.

The care value I showed was respect because I showed up to everything on time which showed I wasn't letting anyone done.

The leadership trait I showed was trustworthy because when I said I would turn up on time I turned up in time.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Choir distionsion #3

This week at choir we started of by singing "One call away" by Charlie Puth it was lots of fun because most people haven't sung it in a while. After that we learnt a new song called "I can see clearly now" Johny Nash it was quite dull but we are going to add some harmonies to it to make it sound better and more interesting for others to listen too.

The care value I showed was  respect because I turned up on time like I said I would.

The  leadership trait I showed was goal focused because I tried my hardest to remeber all the words to the new song we learnt.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Graphs, tables and rules.

In Maths we have been using to: use graphs, tables and rules to describe linear relationships found in number and spatial patterns.

Here is a link to our online modelling book. This shows all of the learning we have been doing.

EVIDENCE of my learning.
Here are some screenshots to show the IXL activities I have completed.


Here are some photos of my Extended abstract problem solving task.


My next step is to continue to apply what I have learned in a range of problem solving activities.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Librarian excellence #3

This week at the librarian I started of by putting all the books away. After that I helped a couple of people choose a book out that fitted what they liked reading then I went over to the computer to check out and return peoples books.

The care value I showed was community because I helped people get books out that suite what they enjoy reading about.

The leadership trait I showed was active thinker because I thought of a good book for the people that needed suggestions.

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel See Ya Simon

I found this novel f because

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 It is very inspiring to make the most of your life.

Monday, 3 July 2017

HLC distension #3

R8.. Offer to help around home without being asked 10 times. Document what you have done.
I decided to do this home learning challenge this week because I have been doing a lot of chores around the house and want to document them. Here is a chart showing when and what I did.


Date:
What you did:
3.7.17
Clean out the container cupboard and organize it.
?
Helped my parents take the furniture in and out of the house when we got new carpet.
25.6.17
Set the table.
3.7.17
Shut the curtains around the house.
1.7.17
Unload the dishwasher.
3.7.17
Set the table.
27.6.17
Unset the table.
26.6.17
Open the curtains around the house.
1.7.17
Folded the clothes.
2.7.17
Take the laundry in from on the clothesline.

The care value I showed was excellence because I put heaps of effort into every job I did.

The leadership trait I showed was resilience because when I was organising the container cupboard it toke a long time to fit everything back in but I kept going until it was done.

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

  • Year7/8: 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 - Hillary Step Collapses 

Describe map Two - NZ Supermarkets to become microbead free. 


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

Visual art term 1

Music Term 2


For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1. How to make a rap and rap it.
2. I have learnt about where artists are from.
3. I learnt one artist for every letter in the alphabet


Something I found challenging was getting the rap to sound right not to just sound like a rhyming poem.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

HLC distension #2

A.10 Explore the cubism painting style, create your own Picasso inspired artwork

This week I decided to learn and draw some cubism artwork to start of I started looking at Picasso cubism art it was amazing seeing what a person can do with two hands a piece of paper and a pencil after that I started thinking about what I wanted to draw I settled on a colourful background with a vase of flowers I wanted it to be colourful with lots of different patterns I have to admit it was quite hard here is my finished Picasso inspired artwork.

The care value I showed was active thinking because I came up with this idea on my own.

The leadership trait I showed was resilience because I kept thinking and trying different patterns until they were perfect.

kapa haka distension #2

At kapa haka this week we a started of by going over all the songs we are performing on Wednesday then we got into the position we would be standing in on Wednesday we went over the songs about four times until they were perfect, overall this practise was a lot of fun because got practise our songs like how we are going to perform them.

The care value I showed was excellence because when we were practising one of the songs with actions I was mucking them up but I kept trying until I got them right.

The leadership trait I showed was resilience because because when I was mucking up the actions I kept trying until I got them right.

Librarian distionsion #2

This week at the library I went on duty by myself because Johanna was sick I started of by putting all the books away which was a bit of a pain because I usually have to only put half off the books away because Johanna does the other half after that I got to do the computer by myself so that was lots of fun overall I quite liked doing librarian by myself.

The care value I showed was respect because I put all the books away quickly instead of moaning about having to put all the books away by myself.

The leadership trait I showed was resilience because when I was putting all the books away I didn't stop until I was finished.

Monday, 26 June 2017

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. That your C.V. has to have superb punctuation and everything needs to be spelt right because it can make the difference between you getting the job and not getting the job.

  1.  Making it short and sweet.

  1. I learnt that if you write down some of your personal interests it will make the person that is reading your C.V. want to know more about you.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

HLC distension #1

C4. Participate in the 40-hour famine; raise a minimum of $40

For this home learning challenge I did it with Maddy we went out the week before we did it and got sponsors we raised $50.90. We decided to do no furniture for 40 hours which meant we had to sleep on the floor for two nights, Eat our meals on the floor. Here is a photo of our bed we slept in.

The care value I showed was respect because we learnt respect for people who live like this on a daily basis.

The leadership trait I showed was goal focused because even though we really really really wanted too sit on furniture we didn't.

Technology distension #1

At tech this week we started of by watching a video of the worlds greatest 3D printer designs it was amazing some people have already made houses with 3D printers we then went onto making nets for different shapes after that we went to Mandarin we keep learning about how to pronounce different hobbies in Mandarin. When we got back from Mandarin it was time for morning tea after morning tea we made dices on tinker-cad I was the first finished unexpectedly then we did a kahoot quiz it was lots of fun after that it was time to go back to school.

The care value I showed was excellence because in Mandarine I tried my hardest to pronounce everything to the best of my abilities.

The leadership trait I showed was active thinking because when the dice on thinker-cad was a bit tricky I thought of some different strategies to get over it.

Librarian distinction #1

At librarian this week I went on duty two times my first one was my normal Tuesday duty then I went on again on Wednesday at 2:00-2:30 to help out a year 2 class I will be telling you about this duty. When we got to the library me and Johanna started of by putting all the books away after that the class arrived we had to return all the books and put them away then we had to get all the students in the class books out I have to say this duty has been the hardest yet.

The care value I showed was community because I helped out at the library when it was needed.

The leadership trait I showed was trustworthy because I was trusted to do that duty and I did it.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references

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

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


To complete this task you will need a paper copy of the treasure map - These are in Mrs Stinson's drawer in the Whanau zone -please ask her for one. You will need to complete the task here and add a photo of your treasure map when it is done to this document and then turn in.

  • Firstly go south 2km
  • Then go west 1km
  • After that keep going west 2km
  • Now go north 2km and you will find your buried treasure but first you will have to dig and dig until you find the treasure

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Helping cook excellence #10

Today I went to the hall at lunch time to help make some dip with Mr McAven. We started of by opening the beetrout can and opening the chick peas. We then put that all into a blender. After that we put a little bit of olive oil and some salt we blended it all up but at stages we had to stop the blender and scrap down some big chunks from the side of the blender. After that we put the dip into small bowls then put some tinfoil on top.

The care value I showed was community because I helped out around the school when it was needed

The leadership trait I showed was active thinking because when the dip was going up the side I problem solved and scraped it done.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Describe patterns of reflection, rotation, & translation


Instructions:

  • To create the top left hand N you have to rotate the blue 7 anticlockwise 180d on the middle of the longest right hand side and make the new 7 red
  • To create the right hand top N you have to rotate clockwise the previous N from the bottom right hand corner 90d clockwise
  • To create the bottom right hand corner N you will have to translate the top left hand N to the bottom right hand corner and rotate 180d clockwise
  • To create the bottom left hand corner you will have to rotate anticlockwise the top left hand corner N 90d and translate from top left corner to bottom right corner

Garden to Table excellence #9

At garden to table today I was working with Maddy we had eight children with us. Our job was to take the bark from one side of the field to the other and spread it out evenly on a pathway we started off by getting the wheelbarrow and some spades and shovels we then started piling the bark onto the wheelbarrow then toke the wheelbarrow over to the others side of the field and started spreading it out evenly throughout the pathway. At the end we gave all the children a high five and toke them back to class it was so much fun.


The care value I showed was respect because I respected that they were younger than us and couldn't lift as much as Maddy and I could.

The leadership trait I showed was motivivatinal because I motivated the children to help to there best of there abilitys.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Garden to table excellence #8

This week at garden to table I was one of the people chosen to do the cooking, I was so excited. We started of by Mr McAven  telling us what we were cooking he said there will be four people cooking rhubarb sauce and two people making feijoa ice cream I really wanted to make the ice cream and guess what... I got chosen and so was Izzy. We started off by talking to the students about what all the different ingredients are called, then we put all the ingredients into the blender and blended them up and thats how we made it. Izzy and I moved all the ice cream over to the serving table (we were giving the ice cream to the year 1s) and put two teaspoons into little paper cupcake holders then the people who made the rhubarb sauce dribbled a little bit on top. I absolutely loved making all the ice cream I wish I could do it again

The care value I showed was respect because I  respected they were younger than us and didn't know as much.

The leadership trait I showed was integrity by being open and honest with Mr McAven by asking him what I should be doing and what he expected of me.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Form and Solve simple Linear Equations.

In Maths we have been learning to solve one and two step linear equations.




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





Extended Abstract Activities.


My next learning step in Maths is to use graphs, tables and rules to describe linear relationships because I haven't learnt much in this area of maths yet.