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 listen respectfully 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 and a half high).

I showed be aware of others because I was aware that others were playing games around me. I also 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 practiced the songs and harmonizing. One of the songs we practiced 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 showed excellence by trying my best at singing and harmonizing.

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. 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.

leadership writing

In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg 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.

One of the leadership traits is resilience it means you wont give give up no matter what. Edmond Hillary (the guy on the five dollar note) because he never gave up while climbing mt Everest even though it was really cold. I can show resilience this year because if the kids are hard to work with I wont give up.

Albert Einstein showed active thinking because he had to think creatively to invent stuff like the refrigerator and E=mc2 . I think active thinking is important to my leadership role because you need to listen to be able to help them. I will show that I'm listening and I will listen to them to help them. We also need to respect people.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Merit post week 6 #2 Run, Bike, Run

On Wednesday the Kauri team walked to Westlake. I was in a team with Tanika, Tanika did the first run, I did the bike ride and we both did the end run. On the last run I was so tired that Tanika had to hold my helmet because I forgot to take my helmet off. We came 5th out of all the teams in our age group. Our team name is A.T.G.N it stands for Amber, Tanika, Glenday, Nolan. After the race my mum brought down a chocolate donut and we halved it, it was delishious!

I showed Respect others differences because I cheered people on when they were struggling. I was also showing  be aware of others because I respected that there was also public using the park and try your best because I tried my best and I didn´t give up.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Merit post week 5 #1 Choir

On Friday at 8:45 I go to Choir we are doing the music festival. We are singing a lot of songs like winter wonderland and Africa and lots more. We do it with Mr Rule and Miss Harris. We got to sing Roar which was fun because I like that song.

The care values I showed were Active thinking by contributing to the group and respect by listening to Mr Rule and Miss Harris.  

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Homework challenge: 20k bike ride

On Saturday I did a 20km bike ride around Mount Somers with my mum and the Laing family and another family. We biked through a field of long grass and a riverbed and lots of up hill.  I came 8th in the under 18 girls category.
I think I showed  Excellence try your best because I kept saying I can´t do it but then I told myself I can do it. I also showed to be a positive role model because all the kids that were struggling I encouraged.

We had to bike up a lot of hills. At one point I thought I was going to fall off my bike because it was downhill  and very bumpy. We also biked past this building it had a hill sized pile of sand and all I wanted to do was go and climb up it. There was also this deer that was running in a paddock with a gate open because the racers had to come out there, the deer just jumped through a 20 by 20 cm gap in the fence and it was fine, it acted like nothing happened .

(Me and Maddy getting ready to race)