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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