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

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