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Friday, 25 November 2016

Treaty of waitangi - NZ Identity

Something I found interesting was that The Aboriginals were treated very unfairly.
3 articals
Modeling book

I would like to find out more about the aboriginals

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.


We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
the right way of doing things 
Pōwhiri
the welcome onto the marae 
Tangata whenua
the people that are associated with the marae
Manuhiri
Visitors on the marae 
Tūrangawaewae
your home base that gives you rights and obligations 
Whanaungatanga
your relationship with the marae 
Manaakitanga
looking out for each other
Aroha
love,respect,concern and hospitality 

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is I would like to go on a marae


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Student Council-Leadership Excellence.

On Wednesday I had student council,at the start Mrs Trotter wasn't their so Hannah started it by doing the roll Then we talked about what will happen with the school in the future and what is going to be in the classes. Then we talked about what we can have e.g a Tech block or Drinking fountains next to the field.

Care Values:Excellence
I showed Leadership by controlling the meeting.

Kapahaka-Exellence

Today we didn't have any of our normal teachers there, We started by singing our school song and practicing the actions. Then we moved on to another song where everyone had to step forward the Year 4's in the front kept messing up so we had to keep repeating it until they got it right. Then Kapahaka ended so the Year 8 boys stayed and kept learning the long rakau.

Care Values:Respect
I showed leadership by not getting annoyed with the year 4's

Student council-Leadership Exellence

Today I had student council, About two minutes before I found out I was running student council today.When we got their I got Mrs martin to tell me and Dylan what to talk about. Then we went to the hall foyer and started.We started by talking about the learner dispositions and asking if they knew what they meant then we asked if the wanted any extra activity's at school.

Care Values:Active Thinking
I showed Leadership by sharing my ideas with the group

Kauri Team Events

Today we had the teachers vs year 7/8 basketball players play each other
In netball. We stood next to the court and the year 7/8 B team played the 
teachers first.  We started to cheer on the teachers and the teachers won the game. 
So we decided to cheer for the students in the next game when the year 7/8 A
team played and at the end of that the teachers won again.

Care Values:Respect
 I showed leadership by not being silly when cheering on the teams.

Kapahaka-Excellence badge

Today at kapahaka we started by singing The school song then we started to practice our transitions between the different songs, we did that for a while Then The Year 8 boys started to practice the Long rakau We went over the things that we already knew and we caught some others up then we started to try be in time with each other. After that we had to go back inside and keep practising our transitions, Then the bell rang and we had to leave.

Care Values:Excellence
I showed leadership by having the right attitude during practice.

STUDENT COUNCIL

This week at Student Council we needed to record down our homework from last week which was to ask your class what they want the school to look like in the future. After we did that we discussed what is acutely realistic and then the bell rang so we all left.

Care Values:Community
I showed leadership by sharing my ideas with the group

Student council-exellence badge

Today I had Student council we started off by doing the roll then we started to talk about a mufti day for plunket we decided the date and if we want a theme then we talked about what we did last week then we went back to class and Asked about the learner dispositions,The mufti day and what they want from the student council.

Care Values:Respect
I showed Leadership by making sure that the meeting ran smoothly

KAPAHAKA-Excellence

Today I had Kapahaka we started by singing the school song and then the Haka after that we
tried a new lay out for one of the songs and the year 8 boys got to have a go at using a long rakau.
after the bell went the Year 8's stayed behind so the girls could learn how to do long poi and the boys to learn how to do long rakau.

Care Values:Excellence
I showed Leadership by listening to the teachers advice

Kapahaka- Excellence badge

Today I had kapahaka,We started school song then we went through our transitions then we practiced
pa mai and we went through the actions and we kept going for a while then we went into our songs for the cultural festival we practiced that for a while and then we left.

Care Values:Excellence
I showed Leadership by helping people get in their positions

Excellence-Kapahaka

Today we had Kapahaka my friends Jack,Fletcher,Teiken and I went to go and get the poi and the long rakau then we went to the hall to start practice. When we got there we joined the line and started singing pa Mai after that we started  to sing our rotation for cultural fest. When we weren't putting enough effort into it we got bribed with leaving early if we put more effort in to it, then we got to leave.

Care Values:Excellence
I showed Leadership by Putting in max effort.

Student council-exellence badge

Today at student council we started by doing the roll, Their was no teachers there so it was just Hannah and I there to run it. We started by talking about the homework that got given out It was to go back to their class and ask them about what they want in classes in the future and it could be anything people suggested an aquarium  we went through most of the ideas including the crazy ones then we talked about the strikes after that we were done so we told everyone that they could leave.

Care Values:Excellence
I showed Leadership by running the meeting by ourselves

Kapahaka - excellence badge

This week in kapahaka we had a longer practice because we have the cultural festival in a couple of weeks. We started by going through our routine then we kept practicing and practicing and practicing.  then we did some practiced our poi and the long rakau then the haka after that the bell rang so we got to go.


CARE Value: Excellence
I showed leadership by helping people with their actions

Student council - Excellence badge

Today for student council I came late because I was doing some maths when I got there we talked about when the next mufti day will be and if it will be themed or not, then we decided that it will be themed and it will either be your favourite superhero or favourite sports person, we told everyone to go back to class and ask the class what they would prefer.

Care Values:Respect
I showed Leadership by making sure the meeting ran smoothly

Kapahaka- excellence badge

Today for Kapahaka we started by singing the school song and one of our new songs then we re learnt the actions then we moved on to a different song and learnt the new start to one of other
songs we were doing that for a while then we got to leave.

Care Values:Community
I showed Leadership by listening to the teacher when they were talking

Kapahaka excellence badge

Today for Kapahaka we started by messing around then we sat in our lines after that we
got told that we have new lines, we spent 10 minutes  getting our new lines we went up on stage
to practice what we are doing for the gala then we got to leave.

Care Values:Excellence
I showed leadership by helping get people into their lines

Student Council -excellence

Me and Hannah met with Mrs Trotter to talk about What we are going to talk about at student council.
We talked about getting the results in for the mufti day in a couple of weeks, we decided that we we would dress up as athletes then we talked about what we are going to do for the end of the year.

Care Values:Community
I showed leadership by listening to different ideas

Student council-excellence badge

This week for student council I was late because I was doing some maths when I got their
we started to talk about what we could do to improve the behaviour at student council like talking over people and being to loud, then we talked about a 3 strike rule so if you get three strikes then you get told to leave after that we decided we would have a talking piece so who ever has that is the person who is talking.


CARE Values:Active Thinking
I showed leadership by sharing my ideas.

Student Council-Exellence badge

Today I had student council We had a visitor from plunket that came to talk about what plunket is and what we are doing for the mufti day on Friday  Then we talked about what we are going to for the mufti day.
she then asked us if we had any questions about plunket then we got to leave.

CARE Values:Active Thinking
I showed Leadership by sharing my ideas.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Maths-Interpret scales,timetables and charts

WALT:Interpret scales,timetables and charts

Modelling book

I found Activity 1,4 and 3 ( see modelling book) easy because I didn't find using scales as hard as I thought I would, and I found the last activity hard which was to make a touch draw from 6 teams and they all had to play each other once because I lost track of what teams had played each other.

Parliment

This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • The Prime Minister sits in the 4th seat on the right 
  • The opposition leader sits on the 4th seat on the left 
  • The Depute Prime Minister sits on the 3rd seat on the right

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Student Council - excellence badge

This week we had student council on a Tuesday because a lady from the ministry of education
came to talk to us about our learning at school and ask questions. We started by playing a game
to get to know each other then we she started to ask questions about school and stuff then we
got to leave after asking questions.

CARE Value: Active Thinking

I showed leadership by contributing to the group.

kapahaka excellence badge

Today we had the cultural festival witch is the thing that we have been practicing for  all year. We started at school we hoped on a bus to get to Horncastle arena we had a practice to make sure we knew how to get on stage later on in the night. After school we arrived at the arena and then we went to sit down in our seats in the arena, when it was our turn we went back stage and got ready then we went on and did our three songs and we also sang a song with a different school.


CARE Value: Excellence

I showed leadership by trying my best on stage when we were performing.


Kapahaka- Excellence badge

This week we started by sing our school song then we went and sat in front of the projector screen
and we watched our performance at cultural festival and then we watched the one from 2 years ago.
We watched it because we are learning two more song's for our next two performances then we started to look at one song's actions and learn the worlds and and then some actions as well.


CARE Value: Community

I showed leadership by helping people with there actions.

Student council - excellence badge

This week for Student council we didn't have it but we had the photo's and me and hannah had a meeting with Mrs Trotter about what we are going to do for this week for student council.
we started by looking at the education brief then we decided hat we would get students to write about what the would want in there new school and we talked about some other things and then we got to leave.


CARE Value: Active Thinking

I showed leadership by thinking of different things to talk about at student council.

Technology and on the bus - excellence badge

Today on the bus it wasn't very loud when we got to tech we went to our classes and we watched the videos that we made last week then we made our groups and then we decided what we are going to make and then we did some planing.Then we had morning tea after that we had mandarin then we hopped on the bus and it wasn't to loud either.


CARE Value: Excellence.

How I showed leadership: I wasn't being noisey on the bus.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Jack W's map Assesment task Maps



WALT: Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Jack W and Fletcher mandarin numbers 1-20

THE WATER CYCLE

THE WATER CYCLE

INTRODUCTION

The water cycle is a process that water goes through between land, sea and air; the water is recycled during this process. There are five key stages of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff and groundwater.

EVAPORATION

One of the key stages in the water cycle is evaporation, evaporation is when the sun heats the water in the ocean,lakes and rivers around the world then the water turns into water vapour (gas). The process of evaporation is invisible to the human eye, also On warmer days evaporation happens faster, because the sun heats the water more. The water changes state from a liquid to a gas.Once the water has turned into vapour it turns into condensation.


CONDENSATION/PRECIPITATION

Condensation is when the water vapour condenses into little water droplets into clouds which makes precipitation. The water vapour can't stay as a gas in the cold air so it condenses into water droplets, then it makes lots of different types of precipitation, e.g: rain,snow,hail and sleet. The water vapour goes from a gas to a liquid. The next step in the process is runoff/ ground water.

RUNOFF/GROUND WATER

Runoff is the draining away of water from the surface of a building, land or a structure. When the ground-water hits something like clay (that it can't go through) the water builds up and eventually it goes up through the ground and creates a spring of water, but only some water soaks through the ground. Most water flows over land down hill to a lake, ocean or river.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion there are five main stages to the water cycle, the water is recycled during the process of the water cycle. Also the water cycle is crucial to our survival.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

adverbial clauses

For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning challenging because I hadn't


In this activity (link to adverbial clause activity), I had to Identify the adverbial clause in each sentence by highlighting it.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Maths Assessment task

Instructions 
1. Draw a 10 cm x 10 cm square.
2. On the top line make a mark at 3 cm and 7 cm.
3. On the bottom line make a mark at 3 cm and 7 cm.
4. On the top line where you made the 7 cm mark draw that line down 4 cm.
5. On the bottom line where you made a mark at 3 cm draw that line up 4 cm.
6. On the top line at the 3 cm mark draw a line to connect with the line at the 7 cm mark
7. On the bottom line at the 7 cm mark draw a line to connect with the line at  the 3 cm mark 


Maths Assessment task

Instructions 
1. Draw a 10 cm x 10 cm square.
2. On the top line make a mark at 3 cm and 7 cm.
3. On the bottom line make a mark at 3 cm and 7 cm.
4. On the top line where you made the 7 cm mark draw that line down 4 cm.
5. On the bottom line where you made a mark at 3 cm draw that line up 4 cm.
6. On the top line at the 3 cm mark draw a line to connect with the line at the 7 cm mark
7. On the bottom line at the 7 cm mark draw a line to connect with the line at  the 3 cm mark 


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

In this unit I have been learning about:
  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.


In this unit, I found challenging the test because I hadn't learnt the things in it for a while.

Something new I learnt was what a Preposition is.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Care

I have done a check of my CARE progress so far this year.


I am proud of my progress because I have almost got my bronze.


How far away are you from reaching your BRONZE 10 ticks


The area of CARE that I need to try harder in C / A / R / E Because I have the least amount of ticks in.

To achieve my BRONZE/SILVER award quicker I need to log my ticks.


The one thing that I can do to improve my progress in CARE is log my ticks.

We will review CARE progress again at the end of the term.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Reading-I understand the features of different texts and text forms

WALT: I understand the features of different texts and text forms.

Poetry-Poetry Follow up
Website-Website follow up
Articles-Articles follow up
Story-Story follow up

My next step is. As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles and the volumes of cuboids.

       


WALT:Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles and the volumes of cuboids.


Q1: 6 is the Width and 6 is the height
Q2:8 is the Width and 6 is the height

Q3:3 bags

Friday, 24 June 2016

Kapahaka-exellence badge

Today we started earlier Than usual We started at 9:30-11:00. We started with the school song then we practiced our transitions between songs, Then the senior boy s taught the little kids how to do the haka Then we kept practicing Our transitions Between then the year 8 boy's started to practicing the long rakau Then we started to practice our run through of what we are doing at the cultural festival.

The Leadership Quality I used was-Be resilent.
I showed leadership By By teaching the little kids how to do the Haka.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Being A Role Model To The Junior's- Excellence

Today I had Garden to Table and I was on cooking,I was parred up with another year 8 then we got some of the year 1's to do some cooking. Then we started to make a pumpkin and spinach fritter, we started by showing them how to cut with the knife, after that we told them to not touch the electric fry pan then we started to grate everything together then we mixed them and also we showed them what to do when pouring things into the electric fry pan. after we cooked it all then we took it around some different classrooms to share with everyone in the different classes.

The Leadership Quality I used was Collaborate.

I showed leadership By Making sure the kids didn't Cut/Burn them self.

Get involved- excellence badge

Today we had garden to table Fletcher and I got a job saying that we need to dig up garden bed M .
Then we went down to the junior class and we got pared up with 4 little kids and we went out to the
garden and started to dig up the dirt, half  way through when we were digging it up the kids started to find little worms and went crazy and started to get in the way so we just let them play with the worms while we dug everything up.

I showed Leadership By Telling The Little Kids how to use the spades.
The leadership quality I used was Communicate.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual Arts

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork


For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended abstract because I used all the different techniques.
I techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were:
Moving water colours,Glazing and Shading.


Here is a photo of my artwork:



My next step in visual art is to use the different techniques more effectively.






Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Using a range of multiplicative strategies

In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.




The strategies we have been learning are:


- Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
- Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
  64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
- Use doubling / halving, trebling/ thirding and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
 eg.  12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
- Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.
- Solve problems using simple cube numbers .
- Use an algorithm to solve division problems.

Here is a link to my Multiplicative Strategies Assessment which shows that I know why and how I use particular strategies. This doc also has screenshots to show which IXL activities I have completed as part of my learning.Link to assessment task

My next step in my Maths Learning is to start measurement

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Short Story

For this piece of writing I have focussing on my vocabulary and punctuation. I have been learning to: -
  • use a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning (Year ⅞)
  • use all basic punctuation independently and attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses) (Year 7/8)

The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal

The Hunt

“Steph Curry with the pop’ I yelled as Curry sunk a three in his small New York apartment, then it cut to Breaking news as he heard a bang nearby followed by screams
He ran to his window and saw the destruction that is the city. Then he ran down stairs outside to the police department.

I grabbed my gear and bolted into the car and then speed off down the road to Times Square. It was a grid lock on the motorway so hopped out and ran the rest of the way about 4 kilometres.
When I finally got to Times Square there was destruction and chaos everywhere people with cuts down their body people crying, some missing things like arms and legs thousands of people were in shock and in unbelievable pain and all I did for about a minute was stand in shock looking at the destruction and terror.

Then I went and helped with getting people out from under the Rubble and with the crowd control and when I was on the rubble I saw a intact security camera I ran over and took the memory card out then took it back to the makeshift setup with the computer the computers then we spot a person putting a bag down and walking away without it “Hey,wait go back a second, right there” as I point at a man with a bag in his about to put it on the ground. “Put the city in lockdown,the guy who did this could still be here, put his picture all over the city,could you tell me if you get a sighting from the public’ I said.

About one hour later we got a reported sighting of the guy by the statue of liberty I raced over to the  statue of liberty. When i got there I couldn’t see him in the crowd so I went to the outskirts of the crowd and spotted him then I yelled “Hey!” Then he ran and then I yelled “stop”then he ran to one of the boats that was going to the Statue of Liberty and he hoped on after chasing him I called for back up and then I jumped from the dock on to the boat as it was leaving and then we had a fist fight in the middle of the boat. Then we docked and then ran after he punched me in the stomach once I got of the ground I ran after him
then I saw him holding a man by the neck with a gun pointed at him he y lied “stop, don't take another step”. After a 2 minute stalemate I took another step then he shot the man and me in the foot  and dropped his and ran up the Statue of Liberty after groning in pain for about 3 minutes I got up and walked up the stairs.

Once I got to the top saw him sobbing and said sorry and then... he jumped through the day indie in the crown then I heard screams from the bottom of the statue. I went down and then I saw people putting him in body bag then I got badged up and got crouches then went back to the station to a round of applause from everyone there and they started calling me a hero. Three months later I could start helping with the rebuild of the city and after I got awarded a medal for bravery.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Cross Country-Excellence

Today The kauri team went down to Halswell domain to do cross country. My race was first up the Year 8's had to run 3 kilometers or 12 laps of the school field, It was a close finish between 5,6,7,8 but I came 5th I was really tired after all that running. Then later on the year 8's had a game to play with the house captains, so I helped set up the game to play then we finished cross country then me and Hannah had to hand out the medals in the medal ceremony Then we went back to school.

I showed leadership by not giving up and kept running the whole time.

The learner quality that I showed was Resilient.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Helping out around school-merit

At school today i was playing football at morning tea then i saw one year 4 on the ground being
hit by another year 4 and the other people around them were leting him hit him so i came over told
one to go away and then i told the other one to get up and then  I took him and the other kid to the teacher to sort it out.

the leadership skill I used was empathy.