Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Peer Meditation Excellance post #5

Today me, Jade and Tanika did peer mediation. Daniel wasn't there so Tanika filled in it's easier with 3 because you can solve more problems.   First we went to the junior playground no problems there. So we went onto the around the back of the junior classes. There were a lot of kids around there so we told them all they could not play there and it was out of bounds and they said okay and went and played in the appropriate area. But when we were sorting something else out 2 people from that group went and played in the toilets. We told them they could not play there again and they said why so we explained and they said okay and went of.

I showed resilience because I did not let them play out of bounds I told them they had to get out. I showed Active thinking asking Tanika to fill in for Daniel to make it easier.

Careers Education C.V. Writing

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. They need to be very tidy.

  1. You need to have enough infomation.

  1. That some C.V's are short and some are very long.

Student Led Confrence

This is my Student Led Confrence.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Leadership blog Excellence post #5

Today we had to go to a Choir meeting for the open day because we are performing. All we did was practise our 3 songs that we will perform so we did not do much. I showed Active thinking because I thought about what I was singing and was not distracting any one else. I also showed Excellence because I tryed my best while singing.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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 pracise vary. At sale time, both shops are competing for the same customers

Use the Image above to answer the questions in the table

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:
The surf shop
Surf the waves compony
The surf shop
Surf the waves compony

Here are the screenshots to my IXL activities:

Screenshot 2017-05-10 at 7.06.09 PM.pngwe had to get 90% on this one
Screenshot 2017-05-17 at 10.05.58 AM.png70% on this one
Screenshot 2017-05-24 at 10.09.08 AM.png95% on this one
Screenshot 2017-05-30 at 2.30.10 PM.png90% on this one
Screenshot 2017-06-01 at 3.41.59 PM.png90% on this one
Screenshot 2017-05-24 at 10.09.08 AM.png95% on this one

My next step is:
Work on my algorithm better and be more confident with my adding.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Peer Meditation Excellance post #4

Today me and Daniel did peer mediation.   First we went to the junior courts there was a little girl who dropped her juicy and so I said go to the hall foyer and say that she dropped her juicy so she went and did that.. So we went onto the Field were most problems are, we saw Jordan throwing leaves on the little kids but he said he was playing with them. We told him he has to go somewhere else because he already push a little kid over. 

I showed resilience because I did not say to Jordan okay you can play there I said to him he can't. I showed Community by helping people in the playground so they would not get hurt. 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Leadership blog Excellence post #4

On Friday we did weeding with the little kids I felt like I was gardening with puppy's because I had to watch their every move because they could have pulled out anything and it was no use that Tanika was distracting me. After we had finished it was time to go and wash our hands I showed active thinking because I was opening the doors for them and helping them take their gloves off. The boys shoes were so dirty and wet the bathroom was brown and wet because of them.
I showed the Excellence because when the floor was wet I did not let anyone in there in case they fell over and hurt them selves.

Excellence homework challenge #1

Going to the Antarctic Centre

Today Me and my family went to the Antarctic Centre it was so fun we went on the hagglund,patted huskies,went in a artic storm and much more! it was so fun. The huskies were so soft and their eyes were blue and orange but I´m not going to go into to much detail other wise this would be massive. The hagglund was fun because it was so bumpy and so amazing. I liked the 4D movies because It sprayed us foamed us and moved us and also had bubbles and that was only a little bit at the Antarctic centre. W went out for lunch to McDonald's it was hard to find a place to eat were everyone liked so we just went to McDonald's but I did resech places around the Antarctic Centre to eat.

This is my plan

Arrive Antarctic center ( remember to bring Residential Address AND photo ID)
Pay for it and prove that we live in canterbury so we get a discount
Penguin feeding
Arctic storm with huskies
Husky zone
Mc Donalds for lunch
Finish lunch
4D movie
Look around
Go to the antarctic shop
Leave the antarctic center

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

leadership blog-Excellance post #3

About 2 weeks ago, We learnt a dance to uptown funk and we also learnt a jive dance, it was really fun. Uptown funk was a hip-hop routine and the jive was a jive. For the jive we had to dance with a boy. We were practising for a big performance.I thought it was really fun and I wish we did it every term.

I showed Resilients because even though some of the steps were hard I keeped trying and in the end I just did it and I think I did it really well.I also showed Respect because I did not laugh if someone did it wrong or did not do it write.

Peer Meditation Excellance post #3

Today me, jade,Candice and Daniel did peer mediation. We told Candice she could not come but she still did.  First we went to the junior playground but there were no problems. So we went onto the Field were most problems are there was a girl that was saying they won´t play with her so we said that maybe we could find one of her other friends for her to play with. So we walked back on the courts and she said "oh look there is my friend" so she went and played with her.
I showed Trust worthy because I will tell Mrs Stinson about Candice tagging along when she was not suppose to. I showed Excellence by helping people in the playground. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Peer Meditation Excellance post #2

Today I had Peer Mediation with Jade. There were some kids playing around the back near the vege patches. Me and Jade went to talk to them about how its out of bounds. They did not know they could play there. We told them they could not play around there. So they went and played on the courts.

 I showed leadership by being Resilient because I didn't give up while helping people.I showed Excellence by turning up even though I wanted to stay at the library with Johanna and Dabok.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

I can make links across texts by recognizing connectives or adverbial clauses

In this unit learnt different ways to combined sentences and Make them more better.

A connective is a word that joins 2 sentences together.

An adverbial clause is something that gives us the time,place or action.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

leadership blog-Excellance post #2

On Friday my class (Mrs Stinsons) do gardening and cooking. I did gardening this week with Tanika if we are not doing cooking we pair up with someone else to do it with. We also get paired up with 2 little kids each but we all work together. This week we planted cabbage seedlings with James, Alec, Annabelle and Lilly. I showed leadership by showing them how to plant the seedling first so I didn't have to teach them individually. We also took them to see the compost bin and told them some facts and what you should and shouldn't put in the compost bin. I also told them some facts about worms.

After we had finished the planting it was time to go and see the food the cooks had made the made fejoa ice cream and rhubarb topping that we had with the ice cream It was Delicious!

I showed Respect because I respected that they were not the best at planting, I also enguraged them and said they did a good job.

Peer Meditation excellance post #1

On Tuesday, I do Peer Mediation with Jade and Daniel. We walked onto the field (after looking on the courts and playgrounds to) to see if there were any problems. 2 boys came running up to us and said that 2 other boys keeped on wanting to play with them, but they did not wan´t them to. So we asked them what could they do? and 1 of the boys said we could apologise, but some of them did not agree
so I said that maybe the could play with each other just for today and they agreed.

I showed Respect because I respected and did not force them to say sorry I let them do what they wanted to do to fix it.

Friday, 2 June 2017

leadership blog-Excellance post #1

On Friday me,Brook,Franz,Nicholas and Tanika went to a peer mediators big day out. We went to lemongrove school we meet many other schools. We also did a presentation on how we do peer mediation at Oakland's,what we do and how we report it. We played a few games on of the games was we got a post it note on our back that said something like a type of car,fruit and takeaways and many others,we did not know what we were. We had to sort our self's in groups with out talking It was hard.

I showed community because I was talking with other schools and other people.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Homework challenge #3 garage band

One of the homework challenges are makeing a song on garage band. I thought I love music so I can do that. I was inspierd by Guns n´ Roses intro of sweet child o´ mine. I love what I have created on garage band. I wish you could listen to it but we can't connect it to this blog post. I showed Active thinking because I thought how I wanted it to sound like.

Visual Language

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Homework challenge #5

We went through my closet and toys. I found some clothes and toys that I can give away. I gave some stuff to my friend and she loved them. I also donated some clothes and toys to the salvation army. We also went through our towel cupboard and found some old towels, we donated them to the SPCA so they could use them for the animals there. Here are some photos. I showed community because I helped my local SPCA by giving them some towels.
 (This one is the stuff we gave to my friend)

 (Me standing outside the SPCA)

 (All the stuff we gave to the Salvation Army)

 (Another one of all the stuff we donated)

My Favourite Book From Term 1

Drama is about a teenager called Callie. Callie she likes theatre and acting. She volunteers to be apart of the stage crew for the play. She meets twin brothers Jesse and Justin that both love singing and acting but ones a bit shy. Callie becomes best friends with them. Her friend is encharge off all the costumes for the play. The school dance is coming up Callie went with Jesse, but he runs away. I really loved this book I rate it 10/10.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

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

I found this novel okay because was not the best book I had ever read and it is starting to get a little bit boring.

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.

I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Setting up assembly merit post #5 leadership

We have assemblys on Mondays, I volunteered to help. The job is to set up the chairs for the parents and seniors. It was quite hard because we put the chairs in rows of 6 and 3 chairs wide. The reason it was hard is we kept having to move them over or back. I made sure they were all straight by going up and down all the rows.

I showed Active thinking because I did not take down lots of chairs I took down the right amount of chairs so I did not have to put some back.

Peer Mediation Week 10 Merit Post #5

Today it was an inside lunch and Morning tea so I didn´t do my Peer Mediation but I did wet day monitors because the year 6´s (who usually do it) are on camp. Being a wet day monitor is very similar to a Peer Mediator, they both guide people. All the year 4 rooms are a different noise level room 6 is a silent zone. The problem was that I had to tell people to be quiet multiple times because they kept talking. I was drawing with Annabella on her scratchy pad thing that when you scratched it the black stuff came of and revealed lots of different colours it was so fun I was still keeping track of the kids in room 6 as well.

I showed Respect because I was aware that the concrete was wet and I walked so I did not slip while going over there. Also because it was a silent zone and I respected that other people wanted no noise.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Peer Mediation Week 8 merit post #4

On Tuesday I was accidently late for my Peer Mediation. I was at the library with Dabok reading books. I was 10 minutes late and I felt really bad. I ran really quickly to the classroom to find Tanika,I didn´t see Daniel or Jade there so I asked if she had seen them Tanika said that Daniel had said to her he did not care. So I just did it with Dabok and Tanika, While we were walking around we didn´t see any problems or no one came up to us and said that they had a problem. So it was all good 😊.

I definitely learned a lesson, always keep track of the time.  I showed Active Thinking because I got Tanika and Dabok to help me.

Lake Heron homework challenge #4 merit

On Saturday me and my dad went to lake heron for the night lake heron is a beautiful place. First we went to the fishing shop to get some fishing lures they had hard,big,squishy,small,sparkly and all other ones I went to look at the gooey ones they were so stretchy and soft there was on with blue glitter that I was playing witch I thought the glitter was in the fish but I was wrong the glitter got all over me. Mum went to the supermarket and got the food off the list we had given her while we were at the fishing shop.  We got food that was light to carry but gave us lots of energy.  We got a couple of packs of food that you just added water to so we didn't have to carry alot of ingredients.

It takes about an hour and 30 minutes to get there from Christchurch.as we were driving on the gravel the car got really dirty and there was a big cloud of dust behind us. We walked to our campsite we have this certain spot that we go to. We set up the 2 man tent and we had a little fish,then we had spaghetti and sausages for dinner,apple pie for dessert and a couple of roasted marshmallows. Then we went to sleep we were about to play hangman on my whiteboard but the whiteboard pen ran out we were so disappointed . 

Day 2
 was a weird day because in the morning it was foggy then clear,foggy then clear,foggy then clear about 10 times. But it became beautiful in the end. We had pancakes for breakfast, chocolate and 2 marshmallows. We went fishing again I caught a big fish as big as my arm. Winding it in hurt my hand. My hands were so cold that I couldn't even hold the fish.  We put the fish back in the water so it can go back to its family. That's really all we did all day.

I showed  respect because I respected nature by bringing all our rubbish home with us and not putting it in the lake or leave it around the campsite. Also active thinking because we had to think about what we took in our bags because we had to carry it to our campsite. Lastly Community because I put the fish back so other people could catch it.

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: 1/16

Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:
2a: 50c + 50c = 1.00

2b: 50c x 3 =  $1.50

2c: 50c x 3 =  $1.50

Question 3:

Show your working and answer here:400

What is your next step?
To learn more of my times tables

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, 18 March 2017

Merit post week #7 Walking Te Hapua

On Friday before morning tea my class (7/8LS) walks to Te Hapua. We eat morning tea on the way there, I walked with Tanika today. We go to Te Hapua to learn about robotics and coding. We have to cross halswall road which is a very busy road but we are lucky because we have parent helpers that help us cross the road, I listened very carefully to when to cross the road so we get across safely. On the way back I heard somebody yell out something I looked around and I'm pretty sure it was Mr Hillary.

I showed Excellence because I was listening to the parents and Mrs Stinson for when to cross the road also, walk respectfully because I was aware that we were not the only ones using the footpath.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Peer Mediation week 7 merit post #3

On Tuesday I did Peer Mediation with Daniel T and Tanika because jade didn´t turn up. We looked for Jade but we couldn´t find her so Tanika filled in. We went to the middle playground there were no problems,then the junior playground. A little girl came up to us and said that her friend was jumping of the tower. We asked the same girl what the problem was? and she said ¨she was scared of her friend that was jumping of. I said she will be fine see watch her jump off. The little girl jumped of I was like whoa!!! (even though she only jumped of a tower that was 1 meter high).

I showed Respect because I was aware that others were playing games around me. I also showed  Excellence  engorged the girl who was jumping off the tower and I supported the friend and said that her friend was alright.

Merit post week 6 #2 Choir

On Friday I go to Choir, we practised the songs and harmonising. One of the songs we practised was ¨What a wonderful world" We also sung Roar by Katy Perry.

I think I showed Respect by entering and exiting respectfully because I just walked in quietly. I also showed excellence by trying my best at singing and harmonising.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Homework challenge #2

On Saturday I made chocolate rough for my Nana and Pop. It was very fun,I made it all by myself I just needed some help for how long to put it in the oven for. I made a card and said thank you for letting me swim in their pool. I showed Active thinking by thanking them and giving them a gift. Here is a photo.

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.
(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?
Invisible touch,,tag,dead ants,battleship,tag,hide and seek.balls,cones,bibs.Because we might not have much equipment to use.

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are listening because when the techers were explaining the rules I listened so I knew how to play.

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are  getting involved because sometimes I just stand at the back and won´t try to tag people but most of the time I will.