Thursday, September 1, 2016

Future school in Finland

WALT know what different words mean
Success Criteria:
When I am reading and I come across a word I do not know I will:
Use what is written around the word to help find out its meaning.
Look for smaller words within \the word, that I know the meaning of.
Look at prefixes and suffixes and use my knowledge of them to help work out the meaning.
Look up the word in a dictionary.

Read the text - The School of the Future Has Opened in Finland

Find the trickier vocabulary listed below and complete the table
Word 
Add the sentence from the text
Meaning
dour 
Experts from VERSTAS Architects made sure they moved well away from the typical dour design for a public school which we all can't stand:


Stern
concept
Laptop computers, in fact, are this school's version of the school blackboard. Most of the children's lessons are built around the concept of team projects.


The way it is done
restrictions
The designers believe that any fence or barrier will just encourage the children to rebel against restrictions
You can only use some things, do some things.
unobtrusive
 There are video cameras, but the security measures in general are unobtrusive.


not conspicuous or attracting attention
psychological
In schools like this which have departed from the traditional educational model, children's educational progress is much higher, whilst the amount of psychological problems often experienced by school children is reduced
of, affecting, or arising in the mind; related to the mental and emotional state of a person.

Next complete the following table about the parts of the words above. NB: Not all words may have a suffix and prefix in them.
Word
Prefix + meaning
Suffix + meaning
Root Word + meaning
restrictions
re
tions
 strict
unobtrusive
un
sive
Obtrude 
psychological
psych
al
logic
impossible
im
le
possible
disappointment
dis
ment
appoint
traditional


al
tradition

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chinese family

Wo Ai ma Ma 

 I love my mum 

Wo Ai ba ba 

I love my dad

Wo Ai Ma Ma he ba ba 

Ma Ma Ai ba ba 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Olympic stadium

I built an Olympic stadium out of minecraft. There is stadium, a hotel, a food place, a medical centre, and a statue. What I found challenging was that the glass roof on the stadium, it took 20 - 30 minutes to build. I included the Christ the Redeemer statue to make it like Rio.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Term-3-goals

Term 3 2016 Goals,  Review and Next Steps
Name: Daniel J 
New Goals for Term 3                                                                         
Term 3 Reading Goal and Success Criteria
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
WALT make links between different parts of the text
Success Criteria
When I am reading I will:
Read topic sentences at the start of paragraphs to see what the paragraph is about.
Skim and scan for keywords to help me understand what the text is about.
Look carefully at pictures, diagrams, maps, tables etc to get information about what the text is about.
Use information from different parts of the text to answer questions.
Use information from different parts of the text to make a conclusion or assumption about it.











Term 3 Writing Goal and Success Criteria
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
WALT use interesting words and phrases (vocabulary) in our writing.
Success Criteria:
We have used some of these tools to improve our use of vocabulary:
thesaurus, dictionary
Banish Boring Words
Visuwords www
word cards from the writing tool box
used ideas borrowed from other writing
used figurative writing eg similes, metaphors etc











Term 3 Maths Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
WALT find perimeters, areas and volumes of simple shapes
Success Criteria
We have:
Calculated perimeter by adding up the measurements of each side of the shape. We have put the correct unit of measurement after the total.
Calculated area by multiplying the length by the width of the shape and recorded the answer as a squared measurement.
Calculated volume by multiplying the length by the width by the height of the shape and recorded the answer as a cubic measurement.





I can convert fractions to decimals to percentages for any given fraction or decimals.






From Term 1 and 2 (to be reviewed again at the end of Term 3)
Parent Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
They would like to see some academic advancement












Student Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Try to get to stage 8 in maths 







Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Term 2 Goals

Term 2 2016 Goals,  Review and Next Steps
Name: Daniel J
New Goals for Term 2                                                                        
Term 2 Reading Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Consistently read to understand the meaning of the text
I have used a LEARNZ website to get information for reading
Walt know what different words mean



Term 2 Writing Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Use correct punctuation in my  writing
I read it out loud to myself to put the punctuation in
IALT use interesting words and phrases in my writing.



Term 2 Maths Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Solving multiplication and division problems by

* doubling and halving.

*Using place value.
*Thirding and trebling.

*Reversing.                
Here’s an example using place value

3 x 1649 = 274947
3 x 1000 = 3000 3 x 600 = 1800  3 x 40 = 120 3 x 9 = 27
IALT solve addition and subtraction problems using decimal numbers up to 3 places eg 2.64 + 1.30 or 3.25 - 2.01


From Term 1 (to be reviewed again at the end of Term 2)
Parent Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
They would like to see some academic advancement
Im working in stage 8 in basic facts an almost done stage 6 in number I scored 3a in reading test
To challenge myself harder



Student Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
To improve on Maths and Reading
I have worked hard on Maths and read 3 books in past  5 weeks
Try new authors books

My Student Led Conference

Save the Weka

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Chinese

Walt use Chinese sentences 

Ni chī han bao bao ma?

Do you eat hamburgers?

Wo chī han bao bao 

I eat hamburgers 

Wo bu chī han bao bao 

I don't eat hamburgers 

Wo chī ping guo 

I eat apple 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Red foxes information

Walt inform others about an animal creature or habitat through our writing. SC Interesting title, introduction, subheading, technical words, conclusion.                                                                                                           

Majestic Red Foxes
The red fox is the largest true fox and it's a omnivore. This is not the only type of fox,  there are many other species of foxes. But you are reading about the red fox, it is a stealthy(sneaky) fox.

Appearance 
The red fox has an appearance of red and orange fur on its body. The fox has some black on its tail and  it has white fur on its stomach.


Diet

The fox is an omnivore, it eats plants and meat and hunts for food like sheep and possums . The majestic red fox  eats berries and other sources of food, they can find out in the wild.


Habitat and Where
England have them, as Red foxes live in Europe, but this is not the red fox that lives in America. They live in grasslands, forests and other areas and in the city with humans. Some people have them as pets.




Protection 
England is trying to protect the majestic red fox,because people are trying to kill the foxes and there is a species called the city fox. Some people have foxes as pets so they keep the foxes out of the way of the hunters.
  
Special Features
Foxes can hear from far away areas and could hear constant ticking from your watch. 



Conclusion 
I think this animal is different than others , and this is my Red Foxes info.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Te reo

He hei hei taku tino Kai Ki ahau?

Chicken is my favorite food?

He pai Ki a Koe ngā miraka?

Do you like milk?

Āe he pai Ki ahau ngā miraka?

Yes I like milk

Kāo kāore I Te pai Ki ahau ngā miraka?

No I don't like milk


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Reading

WALT Constantly read to understand the meaning

I watched and read on LEARNZ website to be able to get these facts from learnz wetland biodiversity- exploring a rare inland high country ecosystem. This wetland is in South Canterbury.

These are some facts about what are in the wetlands
Wetlands filter water.
Wetlands are the earth's kidneys. 
The wetland has many types of different birds eg  Kereru, Pūkeko and  Whio.
There are a lot of fish in the Wetlands like īnanga, tuna and eels.
There are pests like stoat and ferrets.
There are wonderful species.
Some of the species are endangered like black billed gull.
There are over 50 species living there.
 Wetlands are big ponds of ducks and birds and plants like flax and raupo. 
Īnanga are baby whitebait.
My next step is to know what different words mean





Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wetlands





Walt describe Different habitats in New Zealand and species that live in them

Write an introduction
Write a paragraph describing each creature and the habitat
Write a conclusion
Add detail about the habitat eg
Plants, landscape, temperature, weather, animals living there
Add detail about the creatures eg Appearance
Size
Species they belong to
Diet
If endangered
Use detail and descriptive words  




I have created a New Zealand Wetlands habitat and included 4 creatures that live there, two endemic, one native and one introduced.


The Wetlands have streams of water, lakes and grass everywhere; it's a muddy, cold place that acts like the earth's kidneys. It also acts like an airport, bed and breakfast, nest, sieve, sponge for the creatures that live there. It's a place for birds to refuel their energy and go back to flying. The Wetlands have flaxes and cabbage trees. The temperature can be cooler that areas around it due to the amount of water in the wetlands.

The pūkeko is a native bird it belongs to the rail family of birds and is a common bird in the Wetlands it's very social bird but can be very vicious and eats little chicks. The pūkeko is 51 centimeter  tall and feeds of the ground this bird is a flightless bird the pukeko lives here because of the food on the ground it can scavenge. The appearance of the pukeko is a blue neck and black body and a orange beak.

The blue duck/Whio are an endemic species in NZ they are very rare to find at the Travis Wetlands. The blue duck is about 53 centimeters tall the Whio is apart of the beaked family. They live in the habitat to swim in the ponds and streams of the Wetlands and eat the invertebrates. The appearance is blue body black head and yellow eyes.


The stoat is a introduced common pest that jumps around and lives in this habitat to get food of them. They’re about 31 centimeters tall and there apart of the mustelid family. They are carnivores and they also try to take down the birds to eat them one stoat took down a rabbit 7 times the size of it. The appearance is white and black tail and eyes.


The Black Billed Gull is the only endemic gull in New Zealand their 37 centimeters tall. This species is in critical state to being extinct they are apart of the gull family they don’t breed till 2-3 years old. They are also called Buller’s gull they live in the Wetlands because because that is where their food supply is. Their appearance is a white body,  black under wing, black tail and black eyes.


The Pukeko, Buller’s gull, Whio, Stoat all live in the New Zealand Wetlands  

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Math divisibility rules


Term 2 goals

Term 2 2016 Goals,  Review and Next Steps
Name:
New Goals for Term 2                                                                         NB: (You write in the white areas)
Term 2 Reading Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Consistently read to understand the meaning of the text





Term 2 Writing Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Use correct punctuation in  my  writing





Term 2 Maths Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Solving multiplication and division problems by

* doubling and halving.

*Using place value.
*Thirding and trebling.

*Reversing.                



From Term 1 (to be reviewed again at the end of Term 2)
Parent Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
They would like to see some academic advancement





Student Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
To improve on Maths and Reading




Thursday, April 14, 2016

Procedural Writing

        HOW TO MAKE CHEEZ BALLZ
     
     
What you will need 
. 3Super duper Unicow meat 
. 3 Blue Cheese
. 1Trays
. Oven
. 5Uber bacon
. Night time
    

Step one get the blue cheese and at night time slap the cheese and say who's your daddy and It should turn into CHEEZ.


Step two get the super duper unicow meat and roll it into 3 ballz and wrap the 5 uber bacon and let it sit for 5 mins


Step three wrap the cheez around the bacon after 5 mins and put it onto a tray and put it in the frige for an hour 

Step four take your cheez ballz out of the fridge and cook for three weeks 



Step five after its cooked for three weeks you eat with fork and knife and enjoy the tasty meal and mak it again soon remember it's tasty.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Flag referendum

Walt write a text that will persuade others  

                                               NZ should keep the current flag 

In my opinion we should keep New Zealand’s current flag.

My first and most important reason is that if we get rid of the flag that we have now all of the war memories and what we fought for will wash away. People who need help and they got help it will wash away by getting a new flag and all the the fun things that we've done with the flag will become distant.


My second reason is that the flag now shows us what we've achieved and what we've been through, like we won gold medals from the Olympics and Rugby World Cup two times in a row. This ensign has given us good luck. I mean we were the first country to be able to win the Rugby World Cup two times in a row and I mean that's impressive.


My last reason is that it's wasting a lot of money and I know that John Key has spent some money on the schools and people that need help. But that's  only a small part of it because they’re wasting 26 million dollars and if we spent all of it on unhealthy people and schools we would have very great schools and people would be healthy because they would have a house, food and water.


I therefore believe that we should keep the flag.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Reflection on Waipara Camp


The Big Jump

We read a story about kids going to camp. You had to make a graph about how the character was feeling during the story and describe what made them feel like that.