Sunday, November 19, 2017

Choir Leadership Excellence #10

I showed the C.A.R.E values at the horn castle arena we preformed all of our songs to the audience and they loved the whole program and we we´re all tired after the music festival the music festivals prime supporter was Lions music festival the theme of the whole program.

Choir Leadership Excellence #9

we went to the horn castle arena for a practice of the songs and when we we´re doing Africa the song we learnt a rain thunder thing to make the song cool because we we´re jumping up and down to make a thunder sound we we´re making friction and then clicking our fingers and patting our legs the jumping up and down for the thunder.

Garden Club Leadership Excellence #8

We we´re sawing again today as well as screwing screws to make board outline for the design we have been making and we had to saw the wood at average 500 cm and we had to screw 12 different screws into the board so it would be stable enough for the design. 

Garden Club Leadership Excellence #7

We we´re sawing wood and painting some of the river bed items because we are making a future river where we are going to tip water down the hole and i will flow though the river bed that we are making.
We have used some of the leftover school gear because our school is having a rebuild.

Choir Leadership Excellence #6

We we´re getting prepared for the music festival by going over all the songs and I showed the C.A.R.E values because we had some technical difficulty´s  because the computer was taking a while to load and getting onto the songs.

Choir Leadership Excellence #5

I showed the respect value by listing the teacher when we we´re learning the songs eg: What do I Know ( By Ed Sheeran )  and People Help The People ( By Birdy ) and gettin the orders for the music festival songs like Africa Summertime In The Bleak Mid Winter.

Monday, November 6, 2017

PALS excellence blog post #5

I set up basketball and we had 12 people so it was easy to set up the teams for people and I showed the active thinking value and asked the people to match up with someone evenly skilled as them and it worked and the game went fine for the rest of the pals

Treaty of Waitangi

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

PALS Excellence Blog #4

we played basketball and we had 6 people playing and we're playing at the three pointer line so we we're at the goal and the people playing really enjoyed scoring and I showed the community by playing the game while reffing the game and people enjoy have us play

Scales, timetables and Charts

In Maths we have been learning to interpret and use scales, Timetables and charts.

Here is a link to our online modelling book.

These are the activities that I have completed as part of this learning.

  • When and weather - I have evidence in my maths book
  • Roundabout Rugby - I have evidence in my maths book 

My next Step is to apply the new knowledge that I have gained to real life situations eg using airport/bus timetables.

Monday, September 25, 2017

PAL leadership blog post #3

We played basketball i showed the active thinking values by making even teams because at the start of the game the teams we'rent even because people wanted to be with their friends and we had 15 people wanting to play basketball.

Choir Leadership Excellence #4

Today at Choir we ran over the songs that we are having the most trouble with, those are Bleak midwinter/winter wonderland and weather with you. We weren't that confident in them, and because music festival is coming up soon we really need to get to work. I think we made some good progress and think we could definitely take on music festival.

I showed the CARE values by respecting others rights to learn and my own.

Elections Writing

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

Do you know who you’re voting for? Otherwise you need to listen here I am confident that the best political party is National Three points for example: Cap doctor's visits to 18 dollars allow police to search houses for dangerous weapons or drugs Increase drug treatment and education the first policy I am explaining is Cap doctor's visits to 18 dollars

My first policy is: Cap doctor's visits to 18 dollars

This means that people that are poor can afford to go to the doctor’s another reason is that you can check if you have an illness for 18$ or if you need a check up another reason why is that people on a bad salary may not earn enough because if you can't go to the doctor there will be consequences another important policy is allow police to search houses for dangerous weapons or drugs

My second policy is: Allow police to search houses for dangerous weapons or drugs  

This policy means that there will be less dangerous weaponry around this area or otherwise if we don’t have this policy there will be more danger for example this policy is a good idea because we will get rid of the weaponry this policy is also good because the police will search for meth and fake cannabis because having fake cannabis can lead to consequences Another important policy is increase drug treatment and education

My third policy is: Increase drug treatment and education

This policy leads to be that we will have better treatment and education for example this policy is a good idea because there will be better education for children and other people otherwise we won’t be able to get good education this is also a good policy because the drug treatment will be raised so not being able to steal drugs there are many good policies for national but there is some bad ones like Legalize euthanasia by ACT

My Argument is: Legalize Euthanasia  (ACT) (A Injection that will kill you if you are terminally ill)  

ACT would legalize euthanasia in some circumstances which would be bad for example: If teenagers get a hold of this the could commit suicide and could lead to fatal consequences another reason If people got ahold of this they could sell it and or kill people however national does not do this so we are going to review the 3 national policies that I have explained to you before

I know who i’m voting for because of their policy’s

National is the best party in my opinion and it leads to that because of the policies I have talked about some of the policy's for national but their are many more great policy’s for example capping doctors visits so I know who i’m voting for do you?

My next steps are: to explain more about the policies

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