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Thursday, 22 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Jade and Brooke, and we decided to create a TV ad.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were: Here is the link to our slide show

Overall, our project did not meet this criteria, because we did not meet the deadline. WHY? Because we were off task.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

                                Koru Games

The activity I did was Volleyball

Two Highlights for me are....
1. Coming 7th out of 22 teams because that is a good achievement.
2. Doing my best because I think I did well.

I am proud of: My team and myself for doing a good job.

Next year I will do Volleyball and Netball for my second choice.

Monday, 13 June 2016

I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Year 7/8: I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Name of Text: Underground Explorers

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Void: an empty space or vacuum.

Fluorescent: able to give off visible light after being exposed to a source of heat, light, or other form of energy

Vulnerable: able to be hurt or injured

Interconnected: to connect or cause to be connected one to the other or others.

Seldom: not often; rarely.

Is a void messy? Why or why not?
No because it’s an empty space where there is nothing to get messy.
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
White because the moon is white and the moon shines on everything and makes it white.
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
Because most elderly are older are often living in rural areas.
Which is more interconnected;  a vine or a dandelion? Why?
Dandelion because as soon as somebody sees a dandelion they will pick it up and and be connected with it straight away.
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?
Olympics because elections are much more often in New Zealand.

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Word Associations
The plants in the garden are die during a frost
There were lots of different paths that joined each other
I made a shot from halfway while facing backwards.
We are still exploring  outer space.
I can find my key ring easily in the dark.

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
Sometimes being in a dark place with some light can make you vulnerable because the light hurts your eyes sometimes.
Being space can be interconnected like the caves there are lots of paths that are interconnected

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Extended Writing
Think of a time when you felt as though you were in a void or when you saw something that happens seldom. Write a paragraph about this.
When I went outside to get a drink I felt like I was the only one there and I was going into a place with nothing in the area.

Monday, 2 May 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is: that it has a setting, problem,feelings,action and who was in the story.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are that I will have my problem straight away and my problem can be a good or bad thing.

Monday, 25 April 2016

apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

Improvisation techniques that I have used successfully are, always so "yes "

Improvisation techniques that I would like to have more practice at alphabet and one brain
The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was Name rap because we went in a three and tried to make a rap on a name.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was alphabet because it toke me for ever to think of what to say.

My favourite improv game was name rap because it was really challenging and fun and know I can rap with using names.

My next step/ something I need to work on further in improvisation is because I need to think and practice what i'm saying.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

I can read and interpret a range of graphs

For maths I have been learning to read and interpret a range of graphs. This relates to the National Standards as it meets the criteria of .
  • I can compare distributions visually (Year ⅞ Standard)

Here is link to my Statistical Literacy spreadsheet which shows all of the graphs and tables I can read and interpret.

I have also compared and contrasted some of the graphs. Below are the links to them

My next step is to use these in my leadership investigation next term.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Term 1 Integrated Learning - Leadership

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.

We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are Integrity, Trustworthy, Resilient, Goal Focused, Active Thinker, Motivational.

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is Motivational because I have been giving my friends some ideas on learning and other things to get what they need done.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is goal focused because I need to learn to get my work completed on time without getting distracted.

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is the skill of being able to motivate people/ teams to work towards a goal.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is Relational because I am able to compare and contrast the traits of different leaders.
My next step in learning about leadership is to apply everything that I have learned about leadership to my own leadership roles.

Peer Mediation Merit blog post 2

                                       Peer Mediation Merit blog post 2

On Tuesday the 12th I had Peer Mediation with Zainab and we had 1 problem we tried to solve the problem with the people involved in the problem but it was hard to solve because some of the people were running away from me and Zainab, so we told a teacher and they said we can't solve it so we went and told the teacher of the students that were involved and the teacher solved it and then everyone had a fantastic day.

My leadership quality / CARE value was active thinking because I thought about when my duty was, also I was looking at the time so as soon as it was 10 past 1 I would find who I was doing it with and get on with my duty.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Peer Mediation Merit blog post 1

On Tuesday the 5th I had Peer Mediation with Zainab and we had no problems the hole time we were on duty.That also means that the school students were playing fairly together and playing by the rules of the game/s.

My leadership quality / CARE value was Active Thinking because I had thought on when my duty was and what it was and remembering so i could keep an eye on the little kids.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Year ⅞ - I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

For my “Evaluating Leaders” research I have been researching about…Taylor Swift & Richie McCaw

During this unit I have had to use a range of strategies to find the information I needed on Google. This includes: Research, Cross-Checking, Referencing.

List strategies you used here Key words Strengths, Achievements

I have achieved this goal because… I am able to Reference my work

My next step is to set a new reading goal.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Saturday, 2 April 2016

My Strengths for the games / game is To always keep my eye on the ball and stand side on

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the game we played were i always keeped my eye on the ball

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were i was able to keep my hands soft because i could get lots of people out in the other team

My Next Steps are to keep my hands in a cup and stand side wards to get my balance

To improve my striking of a ball I need to stand on a bit of a slop because it gives me / you balance so then you can get a good throw and will go far

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to use a soft hand and make sure my
hands are together and in a cup because if my hands are flat and and hard the ball will bounce off

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

I can gather, evaluate, and synthesise information across a small range of texts

I can gather, evaluate, and synthesise information across a small range of texts

I was learning about should we change the New Zealand flag or not i think that i did good because we got over half of the page done i think that we should not change the flag. I really enjoyed doing this activity.