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.
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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.