Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Peer Mediation blog #2 distinction

Today I had to do peer Mediation but I had a netball game so I showed leadership because I asked someone else to do it for me. So I did not miss out on my netball game.

I showed Respect because I did not just leave 1 person to do it. I also showed Active Thinking because I did what is more important.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Peer Mediation blog #1 distinction

Today I had Peer Mediation at the 2nd half of lunch. With Daniel T. We walked around looking for problems. There were not many problems. We wen´t to the hall to see how jump jam was going. It was horrible kids were running every were in the end I just had to say in the microphone ¨if you are not doing jump jam get out¨.

I showed Excellence because I just said to the kids  ¨if you are not doing jump jam get out¨. I also showed community because I looked around to help others.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Leadership blog #2 distinction

Today I had drama in the hall after lunch. We are learning about silent movies. Me and Tanika worked together on a silent performance. It was called the chase. It was about Tanika steeling my headband and we chase each other until we crash and make up. We had to perform it in front of the class it was soooo nerve racking.

I showed resilience because I was really nervous but I did it and enjoyed it. I also showed excellence because I kept on practising until I got it right. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Leadership blog #1 distinction

Today I played in a netball tournament in Hagley Park. We won all our games and our score for every game was over ten! They were ten minute games and we swapped sides after 5 minutes I played centre. All of us had turns at being on court. It was so fun I did two great intercepts in a row. I was so proud of myself and the team. I think we make an amazing team.

I showed resilience because I was getting a bit puffed but I kept on going. I also showed Community because I said to the team after every game well done and we did awesome.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Excellance leadership post #10

Today I had drama with Mr Muller. We are learning about silent movies and the characteristics of them they are make up,projector speed, overacting and more. Me and Tanika are working together on a performance called the chase were I fall asleep and she steels my headband and runs away with it and I wake up and chase her around and around until she hides and yea I´m not going to go through it all because that will take ages.

I showed resilience because it was hard to not talk. I also showed Active thinking because I tried to make our movie more interesting than the others.

Excellance homework challenge #5

Today I made some sushi for my family. First, I made a list of what we needed. Secondly, my mum took me to the supermarket were I got what I needed. When I got home, I cut up the chicken then I marinated it. My dad had to help me a bit though with cooking it. Okay so I am not going to make it any longer here is a picture of the finished product I forgot to take a picture halve way through because it was so good.



I showed Excellence because I asked my dad to help when I was not sure what to do. I also showed resilience because it was a bit hard at some points but I did it.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Excellance homework challenge #4

Offer to help around home 10 times with out being asked.
I helped fold up papers twice for a paper round for my friends while we were staying at their house.
I looked after my Nana's puppy Millie when they went on holiday.
I emptied the dish washer twice when we where in Dunedin staying with friends.
I dried the dishes after mum had made cheese scones.
I also helped do my brothers paper round when it was raining so he could get it done faster.
I cleaned both toilets to help mum in the holidays when she had lots of work to do.
I also helped clean my friends room when I went for a sleepover.
Lastly I cleaned my bathroom including the bath, mirror and sink without being asked to surprise my mum.
I showed respect by helping other people with their jobs. I also showed motivation because I showed my friends it can be fun to clean.




Term 2 Book Review

My Life as an Alphabet
by Barry Jonsburg

This is a book about Candice Phee, she is 12 but she has her birthday in the book and
 turns 13. Candice likes reading, writing notes and she loves the library. Everybody thinks she is weird and she doesn't have any friends but she thinks everybody is her friend. Until Douglas Benson from another dimension comes along. 

She has to do an interview with the most popular girl in the school but does she fail?  

Her family is having quite a few problems so she attempts to make her family a better family but does it work?

I recommend this book to people who like diary style books...and the alphabet.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Excellance leadership post #9

Today I did peer Mediation with Daniel T. We did not have much problems but we kept on looking but there was none but I showed resilience because I did not just say oh there´s no problems lets just play on the playground. I also showed Excellence for trying to help other people.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Excellance homework challenge #3

Create a present for someone using an I.T tool.

I created a video for Tanika about our friendship and the great times we have had together. I went through my mums phone of photos and I found heaps so I chose my favourites and used video studio. It was fun to see how much fun we have had together.

 I showed integrity because I only chose the photos were we both were smiling and happy. I did not use photos were we don't look our best. I also showed community because I did not put any strangers faces in it.


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Excellance homework challenge #2

I love changing my room around so we did the homework challenge were you have to change you room so I moved my bed to the wall and moved my duchess. First I put everything were it needed to be and then I changed my sheets. Lastly we moved my bed around. Sorry we don't have any pictures they did not come through properly.

I showed Excellence because I did not stop and then clean, stop and then clean I did it all at once. I also showed integrity because I cleaned everything instead of just one little corner.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Excellance leadership post #8

On Thursday the year 7/8 hub go to tech which is at Lincoln primary. This term I'm doing Science. Today we went outside and did the mentos and diet coke experiment we put 7 metoses to 2 liters of diet coke I have to say it went about 5 meters in the air I was totally not expecting it. We did use this thing that is like a tube and it drops the mentos in all at the same time and it also has a hole at the top so it comes out. We looked at what causes this reaction  Image result for diagram about how the mentos and diet coke
the causes the mentos to open up and fizz and that's what causes the reaction.

I showed Community because I did not step in the coke after ward and get it in the classroom. I also showed Excellence because I listened in Science. so then I would gather info about it.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Excellance leadership post #7

Today was open day at school , this means we have visitors come in and see our learning. The Choir,Band, Dance Group and Kapa Haka were asked to perform for our visitors. We were asked to arrive in room 6 to have a warm up and a practise at 1:15 pm. I made sure that I arrived at room 6 on time. We  sang three songs Blue Skies, Africa and Purea Nei. I was really proud of myself because I did not have to look at the words many times.  

I showed Excellence because I sang my loudest but nicest. I also showed Active thinking because I kept an eye on the time so I arrived to practice on time.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Excellance leadership post #6

Peer Mediation
Today I did peer mediation with Daniel and Jade it was one of the best mediation I think I have ever had this term. First we went around the back of the Junior rooms and overall there were about 15 kids going there to go toilet but the doors were locked so I told them the doors are locked we don't have a key and we can't unlock it you will have to go to another classroom to use the toilet. 

I showed integrity because I told them they can use another toilet instead of those ones so they did not go to the teacher and having the teacher deal with them to make it easier. I also showed excellence with helping other people.

Term 2 Novel Study

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

I found this novel Interesting 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 (delete the ones that do not apply to you.)

  • 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 recommend it to others to read because calm but drama because at some parts it can be calm and at some parts its like whoa were did this com from.


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.




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

Monday, 3 July 2017

Music Term 2

Music Term 2

For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1. That there a many types of music.
2.Music artsiest come from all over the world.
3. That every song had a message telling people around the world.


Something I found challenging was when we got a sheet that had music artsiest on it and we had to guess whether they were NZ or around the world.

Friday, 30 June 2017

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.
My treasure was at Western Hills I got Tanika to find my treasure and she found it!
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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

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

Item
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:
Sweatshirt
The surf shop
$10
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Jacket
Surf the Waves
$16.8
Jul 27, 2017 7:13:10 PM.jpg
Jeans
The surf shop
$16.2
Jul 27, 2017 7:30:44 PM.jpg
Tracksuit
Surf the waves
$9.8
Jul 27, 2017 7:37:17 PM.jpg

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


10:00
Arrive Antarctic center ( remember to bring Residential Address AND photo ID)
10:05
Pay for it and prove that we live in canterbury so we get a discount
10:30
Penguin feeding
11:00
Arctic storm with huskies
11:30
Husky zone
12:00
Mc Donalds for lunch
12:30
Finish lunch
12:35
4D movie
12:45
haglund
1:05
Look around
1:45
Go to the antarctic shop
1:15
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
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)