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.