Friday, June 2, 2017

Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions

Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions


Here is a link to some activities that I did


I learnt many things in this e.g how to order factions problem solving and many more.
The thing that was most challenging for me was the problem solving.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

House captains Excellence post 2

Today all the house captains got together to talk about the new roster that we made so that everyone is doing there duty, I am on in the morning for odd weeks and afternoon for even weeks, The care value that I showed was respect because I was respecting my teacher who made the roster and how it didn't matter who I was with and when I was on, I was also showing Resilience because I was unable to do something else due to the roster so I asked someone else to do it instead. 

Key leadership role Excellence post 3

Today all of the student leaders went out into town to visit the Christchurch city council, We learnt about what they do, and how many people work there. We also had a look inside the chamber, I learnt about one of the jobs there it is graffiti and how they tag many many graffiti all year, and if you go and draw something beautiful then they have to take it of but if you ask them it becomes graffiti art. The care value that I showed was respect because I was respecting Celia when she was talking by not talking and listen to what she had to say. I was also goal focused because when we had a task to do I was focused on getting that task finished. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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… What the difference is between the to.


A connective is… a word that connects to sentences into one


An adverbial clause is… Something that tells you the time, place or action of where it was.

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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Term 1 Book Review

See ya, Simon

This is is a book about a boy called Simon, he has muscular dystrophy, He goes to school and wants to be treated like a normal child but his teacher likes to reward him with things that little kids would be rewarded with. He has many friends and his family are always doing things for Simon. This is a great book to read.


A.6 Research a range of options for High School. Visit at least three different open nights.

A.6 Research a range of options for High School. Visit at least three different open nights.

The three open nights/ days that I went to where Lincoln, Cashmere and Girls High.I thought that these were well presented. The one that I liked the most was Lincoln because I found that it had many sporting opportunity's and lots of space with many classrooms.  
Here is a link to the doc with a list of High schools that I researched. Link

Friday, May 26, 2017

House captains leadership Excellence post 1

Today it was the bake sale and all of the year 8's had to bring in some baking to get some money off there bill for our school camp trip to Wellington, All the house captains set up  the tables and severed the kids it was great fun to see all the children wanting to buy something, we raised just under $900 dollars. The care value that I showed was respect because I was respecting the little kids while they think of what they wanted, I was showing leadership by helping out when I was needed.

Monday, May 1, 2017

C.10 Design your own challenge.

C.10 Design your own challenge.

For design your own challenge I chose to umpire at least 3 netball games,On Saturday I umpired a year 5/6 netball game it was Ellesmere vs South Bridge This was my first game to umpire for the year, I think that I did well for my first time this year. I have done my second umpiring game it went better than it did first, I think that I was doing well with calling and blowing my whistle loud, This is my third game that I umpired It was a very tricky game to umpire because the ball was going back and forth and was a close game.

A2. Design a set of cards to give to your family over the year (eg birthday card).

Here are some links to each card that I made for each of my family.

Link to my brothers card
Link to my Mum's card
Link to my Dad's card

Sunday, April 30, 2017

R.9 Help out around home 15 times without being asked

R.9 Help out around home 15 times without being asked.

Here is a link to the doc where I wrote down all of the things I did to help out around home.
Click here for the doc.

C.1 Prepare an itinerary for a tourist visiting Christchurch

Here is a link of the doc that I wrote all of the things that you can do in Christchurch. Click here for link

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities


Question 1:


Show your working and answer here: I think that the answer is 1/15 this is a photo of my working
out.

Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:
2a: $2 because then the children get two each and they might get one of each colour then they can swap

2b:$3 because then they can get three and they might get two of one colour and the one another colour.


2c:$6 because then they get two each and it has a higher chance of getting two of the same colour.


Question 3:


Show your working and answer here: For the first question i think it is 16 because you just need to times it by four which equals 16.


For the second question i think that it is 400 because there are 4 tiles and then u just times it by one hundred.


What is you next step? My next step is to keep practicing so that they come more easy to me.


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


Activity One
Activity Two
Activity Three

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 favorite topic was...The Red Zone because… It was interesting to learn about.


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.

Technology merit post 5

Today at Technology my group C we had finished in foods so we went to wood work, Today was also the day that I had Canterbury swimming so I had to leave at 10:10, In wood work we are making speakers and we get to choose what color they are and what shape, since we moved to wood work that means that our time for mandarin has changed now it is at 9:30-10:00 after that we went back to wood work and we started planning fro our speakers. Then it was time for me to go to Canterbury swimming. The care value that I showed was respect because I was respecting the mandarin teachers when they were talking to us.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Kapa Haka merit post 5

Today at Kapa Haka it was our last practice for the term so we went through all of the songs first we sung Aoteroa then the teachers decided to sing ka waiata this is my favorite song because there are many people doing echoing in it and it sounds so good, After that the teachers said that we were going to sing some fun and funny songs because it was our last practice, Then it was time to finish I had a great last time for the term at Kapa Haka. The care value that I showed was excellence because I was trying my best in singing the songs.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Technology merit post 4

Today it was Technology day so we had to get to school earlier than normal because the bus leaves at 8:35, I got there at 8:20 then we got let inside to do the roll and the teachers talked about the notices, next it was time to go onto the bus I am on bus two, when we got to technology at Lincoln primary I went to mandarin because cooking has it a 9 - 9:30  then after mandarin we went back to cook Bread baskets we got to choose what we wanted to put in them I chose onion, spaghetti, ham and cheese. Then we cooked them wiliest they were cooking we went out for morning tea, When we came back from morning tea we got to eat it but I chose to take them home and share them with my family. The care value that I showed was Active thinking because I was thinking that I showed be quiet when I am talking on the bus so that the bus driver can concentrate.

House captains leadership merit post 5

Today I did the flags in the morning by myself first I put up the Oaklands school ones then I put up the care values C,A,R,E, Today we also had a student leaders meeting we were talking about how we are going with putting up the flags and putting them away and also with the bins to day our school care taker judged the bins to see what house had the most rubbish in it and that house was Rata I think for next time that wee need to remind the students often that only rubbish goes in the bins. The care value that I showed was Community because I was contributing to the bin challenge.

Technology merit post 3

Today we had technology and I got to school on time then we did the roll in class went through the notices and then we got on or buses to go to tech there are two buses I am on bus two and my other friends are on bus two as well so I can sit with them, When we get to tech we go to our tech group I am in cooking but we have mandarin first so when drop off our bags then go to mandarin for half an hour then come back and then our cooking teacher tells us what we are cooking for the day, Today she said that we were cooking cinnamon pinwheel scones  then we went and got our ingredients and started making them then it was time for morning tea after morning tea we did some book work then it was time to head back to school on the bus. The care value that I showed was respect because I was respecting the seat and the driver by being quiet and only talking to the person next to me.

Visual language

Kapa Haka merit post 4

Today at Kapa Haka we talked about what songs we wanted to practice first we practiced ka waiata two times because some people were away and they didn't know if it was flat because most people were away or if we were just tied, after that we sung hare mai with the actions but most people couldn't remember the actions so martua ( the Maori teacher ) went through the actions again but I remembered them so I didn't have to look up at him to remember, after that we just sung e rere taku manu this does have actions but we haven't been thought them yet. The care values that I showed was respect because I was respecting matua when he was showing us the actions.

House captions leadership merit post 4

Being a house captain you need to put out the school flags each morning and put them in after school I and rostered on for the morning and this morning I put them out by myself in total there are six school flags to put out there is one for each care value then two that say Oaklands school. Aswell as the flags you also have to put the house bins out there are four of these because there are four houses so one for each house this is to do with our house bin challenge. The care value that I showed was Excellence because I was challenged to put the flags and bins out in the morning in a short amount of time.

Term 1 Novel Study




Term 1 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel See ya Simon By: David Hill
I found this novel Interesting and exciting because I learnt about muscular dystrophy and what he has to do about it and how he feels around other kids knowing that he has this disease


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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kapa Haka merit post 3

Today I had Kapa Haka first we took off our shoes then  we sat down in our lines waiting quietly for the teachers to tell use what our warm up song was going to be, For our warm up song we sung Ka Waiata with the years 4's and 5's doing the echoing, It sounded great, The next song that we sung was Aouteroa we have been practicing this song for a wile now to get it perfect before we perform it, Then it was time to finish and go have morning tea. The care value that I showed was Community because I was contributing by singing when needed.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Technology merit 2

Today I have technology, when I got to Lincoln in the bus I had to go straight to mandarin for 30 mins in mandarin we learnt about types of drinks e.g coke is kele in mandarin after that was finished we went to cooking and found out what we were making we made cupcakes and we got to choose what to put in them e.g white sugar or brown sugar, The ones that my group mad tasted really good they were smooth and soft I called them vanilla and choc chip cupcakes. The care value that I showed was Respect because I was respecting the things that we use.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kapa Haka merit post 2

Today at Kapa Haka we started with a warm up this was our school song then we practiced ka waiata we went threw this a few times, After that we went into Aouteroa and we went threw the whole song which the teachers were very happy about because it sounded really good, next we learnt a new song and the actions to it, we had finished that so we went over all of the songs so that we knew what we had changed with what song. The care value that I showed was Active thinking because I was thinking of the changes that we did in the songs.

E.8 Choose a musical instrument and learn to play a new song. Merit post 4

I chose to play the organ the song that I learnt how to play was jingle bells. Here is a photo on what an organ looks like.
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Technology merit post 1

Today I had Technology, To go on the bus for tech I have to be at school before 8:30 because the bus leaves at 8:35 to go to Lincoln primary, We get there around 9:00. For Tech I am in cooking,whilst we do cooking we also learn Mandarin for me this starts at 9:00, After Mandarin we got given a recipe by our cooking teacher on what we were making, to start the year we made hot dog traps this is a saveloy in a peace of bread. Then we got out our ingredients and started to make them, When we had made them then it was time to go out for morning tea after we did some book work then it was time to go on the bus back to school for the rest of the day. The care value that I showed was Community because I was contributing by helping cook and dry the dishes.

Monday, March 20, 2017

kapa haka merit post 1

Today I had Kapa Haka at 10:15, first we started with a warm up witch was our school song then we started to practice our main song that we have been practicing this is Ka Wiata, Then we learnt a knew so this was called Aorteroa and we started to know it of by heart we had changed it up a bit because it was a to high pitch for use to reach so we changed the key by the end of the lesson the teachers were very happy with the song.This finished at 11:10 and is on every Friday. The care value that I showed was respect because I was listening to the teachers.

House captains leadership merit post 3

Today we had a leadership meeting and we talked about what has been going well in our roll and what has been the most challenging thing so far, after that the house captains had to get together and each come up with a game to play with ether the Kauri (year 4-8) team or Kakano (year 1-3)team, Alex and I came up with a range of games to play here is a link of the doc that we have written things on. Link The game that we came up with was Capture the flag to play with the Kauri team. The care value that I showed was Excellence because I was challenged to think of many games that can be play with a range of ages.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Leadership article writing

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

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Games with minimal or no 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.



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?
cat n mouse
invisible touch
simon says
duck, duck, goose
drip,drip,drop
capture the flag
cones
bibs
flags
So that we can play these games at morning tea or lunch, we can also play these outside of school e.g at home.


My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are……knowing how to play these games……..because… I have played them before


My Next Steps.

Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are…….finding out more games that I can play with my friends  Because… then I have a range of ideas/ games to play with a range of ages.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

House captain leadership merit post 2

Today the house captains got together to plan out the bin challenge then make a slide to share with the whole school at assembly, so that there are aware of it and where the bins are going to go an when this will take place, then that lunch time we started washing down the bins so that they were ready to be painted and have our house name on them so that people knew what bin to put there rubbish in. The next day each of the house captains got to paint there rubbish bins the color of there house and design it and make it stand out. The care values that I showed were active thinking because I was thinking about how to explain/ what to put on the slide that is suitable to show the whole school. The care value that I showed was Active thinking because I was contributing to the group discussion.

House captain leadership merit post 1

Today all the leaders had a leadership meeting first all of the house captains had to get together and talk about an activity/ challenge for the whole school to get involved in, my idea was a bin challenge so each house has a bin and the first house to get there bin full with rubbish wins 100 house points,we were also learning about how to put the care flags up in the school, I am rostered  on in the morning to put the flags up then other house captains are rostered to take them down in the afternoon. Finally we had decided as a group to do my idea the bin challenge. The care values that I showed were respect because I was respecting the other house captains that had ideas. The care value that I showed was respect because I was respecting the person that was talking by listening and looking at the speaker.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10

WALT: Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10
Assessment Task:

1. Find all the factors of 16

8
x
2
=
16
4
x
4
=
16
1
x
16
=
16
The factors of 16 are: 8x2, 4x4, 1x16.

2. Find all the factors of 20

10
x
2
=
20
5
x
4
=
20
1
x
20
=
20
The factors of 20 are: 10x2, 5x4, 1x20.

    
3. Fill in the missing factors below:
8
1
2
4
8
16
24
32
16
1
2
4
8
16
32
48
32
1
2
4
8
16
32
64
48
1
2
3
4
6
8
12
54
1
2
3
6
9
18
27


Here are the 3 screenshots to my IXL activities:



My next step is: to learn more factors and higher numbers


Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions

Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions Here is a link to some activities that I did Ordering fractions ...