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

Choir Leadership

for Choir i showed the active thinking values by remembering to bring my Choir song sheet back to the practice and not losing the sheet because we had an open day and had to preform in front  of parents  and teachers

Pals Merit Blog post #4

I had to show the active thinking value because there was not an even amount of people playing basket ball with us but in the end it worked out because we sorted out the teams and we had a total of 15 people

Monday, July 3, 2017

Arts Drama Blog

In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

  • During this unit of learning we:
  • Described the characteristics of silent performances.
  • Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
  • Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
  • Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was coming up with the story because we had all these ideas and we all liked our own but we got it done

The two things that I enjoyed the most were
working together as a team to be able to get the task done
having fun while we practice

The story that my group told silently was the chase where someone was playing with basketball and then someone else comes along and wants to trade a fidget spinner with the ball and then the person with the fidget spinner stole the ball

Overall I think my group worked well together because every week we were able to work on different things than the week before

Thursday, June 29, 2017


In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae. A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have, rather than our work history. Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed. Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are: I have learnt how it can also be quite easy once you've started I learnt how C.Vs actually work and what they are used for how it can have different points of the writing Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Daniel JAMES - Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties Assessment task

Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties
Assessment task:

Complete this task and then add it to a blog post.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kakano Cross Country Leadership

I think I showed the active thinking value because When we were lifting up the parachutes for the Kakano's the wind was blowing in our way so we had to use the wind as our advantage for it to go up in the when the kid were running through to go to the finish line

40 Hour Famine

For this years forty hour famine I did no technology and in total I have raised 100$ for Syria have provided a good so I think I showed the community value by raising money for others in need.

Garden Club Leadership

In Garden club i show the community by when i was cutting the flowers out of the plant box because i was taking care of the property of others while i was at garden club

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.

In Maths we have been learning Square Roots

Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.
This is part of our NUmber Knowledge.
It is important to just know these as we can use this knowledge in other areas of maths.

Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  

Here is an image of my Square Root Chart that can be found in my Maths book.

My next  step in Maths is…… to use this new knowledge to help me solve problems in a variety of other areas of Maths.

Daniel JAMES - I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

Link To Dock

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Grammatical construction

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I learnt how to tell what a noun verb adjective adverb and others

A grammatical construction is a group of words that form a sentence and are considered as a single unit

A rhetorical pattern is a way a piece of writing is put together and its purpose

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of a grammatical construction and a rhetorical pattern

Monday, May 29, 2017

Home learning challenge family day out ip

My family and I went to Australian wildlife zoo our budget was 250$ we Spent 10$ on parking which went to a good cuss it goes to an animal hospital. 137$ on getting in to the zoo  and 60$ on food so in total we spent 207$ so we were 33$ we could have spent on it 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Daniel J My Favorite Book Term 1 Trash

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Raphael Gardo were picking up things on a trash mount in Behala for a living by collecting trash to sell and to survive. until one day when Raphael found a plastic bag with a wallet with a lot of money in it and the next day the police came to Behala because of a murderer and they said they were looking for a bag so they were paying people to have a look for this bag because this was a key part of the evidence for this case.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel …

I found this novel great because the main part of the was really interesting and fun to read.

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.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Maths Assessment Task Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Question 1:

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Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:
2a: it could cost one dollar or multiple

2b: 1 dollar 50 or multiple dollars

2c: 1.50 or multiple times of that

Question 3:

Show your working and answer here: 4x100 = 400

What is you next step?

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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Monday, April 3, 2017

Home learning challenge 2 3 course meals

For the first meal I made

Entree Samosas dim-sum Spring roles

For The Main I Did Chicken Penang  Curry

For The Dessert I Made A Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding 

For The Second Entree I Had Cheese And oat and ritz  Crackers with a habarti and a creamy Brie 
And a Mediterranean dip

For the second main I made Yellow Curry With chicken 

For the second dessert I made a moist Choclate Cake

Investigate situations that involve elements of chance

Assessment task: Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.

Question 1:

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Question 2:
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Question 3:
Show your working and answer here:


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Home learning challenge #1

I have been making Toll house cookies over the weekend for my neighbors here are some of my photos from making these

this was where is was mixing the eggs and butter and sugar together
This is beating flour and the mixture from before an cocoa
This is the finished project of making Toll House cookies for my neighbor

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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?
Tricky Tag ConesSo we can play games Easy

Daniel J 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 focussing 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.
Leadership is where we take on a role to accomplish for the year. Traits of a good leader are Motivational, Trustworthy, Active Thinker, Resilient, Goal Focused and Integrity. For this year I am a PAL we set up games for the Kauri and the Kakano at the first half of lunchtime.

Integrity is the quality being fair and honest because when i ref games as a PAL I have to be honest and fair to both teams and I think Bill Gates has shown this quality by making microsoft honest and not a scam. When PALS do their duty we have to be fair because if we don´t be fair people won't play the games that we set up. Being honest and fair isn't the only thing PALS have to do.

Motivational is a trait where you encourage a player to do well and it helps when you play sports and I think Bill Gates is Motivational because he set up a company called microsoft and when he was working he was Motivating his work mates. This trait is important for PALS because if we don't Motivate people they won´t play the games. Also I think the quality of being an Active Thinker is a good trait.

Active Thinker means that you always think of new ways to do things Bill Gates has shown this by Actively Thinking about how he could do better or what would people like and updates to get rid of bugs and glitches this is important because if where an Active Thinker we can do all kinds of games so if we don’t think creatively people won't enjoy the same games over and over again.

So if we combine all of the traits such as Integrity, Motivational and Active Thinker we will be a great PALS. So i will be a great PAL for 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Merit Post 3 PALs

Today i had to show the value of resilience because the kids were not listening to us so we had to show resilience but the Kakano kids played with the touch ball and had fun so it ended well i hope next time the kids will listen better than what happen today

Merit Post 2 PALs

Today i showed the value of resilience because the Kakano kids all wanted to play with the moon hoppers they were trying to take it off each other but we did a time system and the rest of it went well so the Kakano students really enjoyed using moon hoppers and stilts

Math Factors Learning

My Factors Learning  This is the link to my factors learning

Merit Post 1

I am being a good role model by being at Pals on time and the Kakano kids are enjoying the games for example we that dodge balls around with the Kakano and they said they enjoyed it and most of them played well there were no argument about what happen we asked them to help us pack up and they did so we gave them pozis and told them why they got it. today i showed the care value of listening to the Kakano and listening to what they had to say.