Thursday, September 21, 2017

Koru Games Reflection

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was Touch Rugby

Our team won 4 games

I found the experience to be great because it was a lot of fun to be able to play around with friends

In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is relational because I can work positively

For Teamwork; my solo level is relational because I was working really well with my team

Individuals and groups
I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students
I can work in a group with my friends.
I can work in a group with anyone in my  year level or team  

I can respond positively to the needs of others
I can reflect on how well I work with the group and seek feedback on how I can improve

I need help to interact with others.

I need help to participate in a team.
I can interact with others one to one.

I can participate in a team.
I can interact with others in a small group.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.
I can participate in creating healthy teams by taking responsibility and critical action.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Choir Leadership Excellence Blog #3

I showed the Respect value by respecting Mr Rule when he was talk to the group about what we are doing for the music festival and about the new song we are learning, we we're learning Your song by Elton John.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Letter Writing

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.

We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.

This shows the process that we have followed.

Here is the letter that I have written Link

Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.

One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was having to go back through and edit it

My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Visual Art Blog

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Canta math Home learning Challenge #2

I made it into the Canta math competition it was at horn castle arena where there we're around 90 Schools participating the highest score for the year sevens was 80 points and our score was 40 so we go half the points the top scorer which was Medbury School.

Canta Math Home Learning challenge

Here is one of the Canta math practices that we had to do
2010 Year 7 Cantamaths Questions 1-10

Two books together cost $32 in a sale at Every Educaid. If one book cost $8.60 more than the other, how much did the less expensive book cost?
The product of two prime numbers is 51. Their sum is 20. What are the two prime numbers?
3 and 17
It takes a 9 person cleaning crew 5 hours to clean an office building. One night three members of the crew failed to turn up to work. Assuming every member of the crew always works at the same rate as all the others every time they clean, how many minutes will it take the crew to clean the building?
360 minutes
6 and  3

The padlock on Michael’s suitcase uses a 3 letter code. Each of the three letters is either A, B, C, D, or E. How many possible combinations are there?
Vili has a 12.5 metre long rope that he forms into a rectangle for a game. If the length of the rectangle is 1 and a 1/2 times the width, what is the area of the rectangle in m2?

Jeremy has 4 less than 3 times as many DVDs at his house than Joella. Together they have 56 DVDs. How many DVDs does Jeremy have?
What do you get when you add four tenths, thirty six hundredths and seventy two thousandths? Write your answer as a decimal.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Leadership Blog Post #2

I showed the Respect values by listing to Mr Rule Miss Harris when the we're playing the piano and sinning a song for us and i showed leadership by bringing my music festival book every week to choir and i'm not late to choir either.

Leadership Excellence blog post #1

I show the Respect value by listing to Mr Rule because we don't have many weeks left until a we practice with other schools so I showed Leadership by listing to Mr Rule and doing what he said and also helping out by giving the roles to the teachers.

PALS Blog Post #2

I showed the excellence value because some people we're interrupting the duty and there we're about half of the year 7/8 class joining in and i showed leadership by getting help from the teacher when the kids we're interrupting the PALS game for the other children.

Pals Excellence Blog post #1

I showed active thinking because my partner was not their so I put some jump jam on and then went to look for him and I showed leadership by when I speak to other children I am clear but respectful to them and I make sure my language is clean and appropriate for school and I model the care values.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Daniel JAMES - Extended Abstract Assessment task: Surfs Up

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

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:
The surf shop
6x.3 =18 60-18=42
72x.4=28.8 72-28.8=43.2
Surf the waves company
120x.3=36 120-36=84
96x.2=19.2 96-19.2=76.80
The Surf Shop
48x.3=14.4 48-14.4=33.6
68x.45=30.6 68-30.6=37.4
Surf the waves company
86x.3=25.8 86-25.8=60.2
64x.25=16 64-16=58

Here are the screenshots to my IXL activities:

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My next step is: to be able to multiply fractions

I can make links across texts by recognizing connectives or adverbial clauses

I can make links across texts by recognising connectives or adverbial clauses

In this unit learnt what an adverbial clause is and what a connective is

A connective is a word that connects two sentences together

An adverbial clause is something that tells you when it happend and what it was

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of an adverbial clause and a connective

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Model of Alcatraz home learning

I have made a model of Alcatraz in terraria. It has taken more than 8 hours (4 hours on minecraft and 4 and 30 minutes on terraria) because I started making it on another pixel game minecraft and then that didn't give me the reflection I wanted, so I started on terraria. Some of the things in the prison I could not make because they weren't in the game (eg. Shower so I used bathtub as a representative as a shower)  so, here are a few pictures of the prison 

This is a for police to come over with prisoners or go back to San Francisco 

Then this is some of the cells 

This is the other end of the island that Alcatraz is on (The ocean is bigger than it looks because it goes out)

I had to put a table and chair in the cells so there was people in the cells and because there is no prisoners in terraria so that's why there is tables and chairs in the rooms and why there is people in the cells. I have also researched Alcatraz. It is a stranded island where the people go who committed the worst crimes but it is closed now and the tours around Alcatraz and it is located by San Fransisco. 

This the cafeteria where the prisoners go to eat

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Daniel JAMES - Extended Abstract - Understand addition and subtraction of fractions, decimals, and integers

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

Complete these three questions below
Answer and Explanation
⅜ - ⅝ + ⅜ - ⅝ -  ⅝ + ⅜ = - 6/8

Answer and Explanation
200 days without hot chocolate = 840$ and 2 days not on the bus = 11
11 + 840 = 851 so you would also have 1$ left over note: a magic square is like this
Answer and explanation.

7/6   3/2    4/3
4/3   7/6    3/2
3/2   4/3    7/6

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fidget spinner Club Leadership

I showed the active thinking values by asking around and looking around watching what they were doing and what sort of fidgets spinners and bey-blades they had and how t use them and asking what one were the best and spin the longest

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Choir Leadership blog post

I showed the excellence value by listing to Mr rule when we we're at choir because most of the people we're talking while Mr rule was talking and i also showed the excellence value by handing the roles in to the teacher so they knew who was at choir.

Pals merit blog post #5

I did jump jam in the hall for Kauri and the kakano we had about 50 people at jump jam and i showed community value by asking what song they wanted to do for jump jam and we split the time evenly for the kakano and the kauri.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Term 2 Book Review Castaway

The story is based on a true story about Samuel a thirteen year old kid looking for his older brother in Sydney because his parents died in a house fire. Sam boards the Dundonald to go to Sydney on the way he's had jobs and he wrote a diary from his trip saying what had happened. when something went wrong the Dundonald crashes on disappointment island.  Do they make it off the island? You'll have to read it to find out

Monday, July 24, 2017

Help ten times around the house without asking

I went to my grandmothers house and I helped out by doing these things.

1. Making drinks for family.
2. Cleaning the windows.
3. Putting bins out.
4. Taking out  the rubbish.
5. I took the dog to the park.
6. I cooked.
7. Helped with shopping.
8. Carried the bags inside.
9. I helped with the dishes.
10. I vacuumed around the house.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Assessment task: Describe patterns of reflection, rotation, & translation

  1. Rotate the blue 7 180 degrees and turn it red
  2. Translate the top left hand N to the bottom right hand corner

  • Rotate the N 90 degrees clockwise
  • Then rotate it two more times than 90 degrees.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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:

  • Year 7/8: 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.

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Castaway

I found this novel OK because of the natural disasters that happened

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

  • 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  5/10 and I would (highlight in green the one that applies to you)  recommend it to others to read because it is historical fiction that is based on a true story because of what happened to the DunDonald and how it was the unlucky ship