Sunday, 20 August 2017

Distinction blog post 9

Distinction blog post 9
20.8.17
On Friday I had buddy program. In our group we played bowling and donkey. The first activity we did was bowling with group one, then we played donkey. After we had group one we had group two, My favorite activity was definitely donkey because everyone took part and played fairly. I thought I showed the care value of Excellence because I was the only one in my group who took part with helping the kids, I also thought I showed the leadership trait of Integrity because I played fairly and honestly with the children. 

Key leadership role distinction post 10

Key leadership role distinction post 10
20.8.17
On Thursday I had PALS, Riley and I were doing PALS. The first thing we did was get the sound box and set up, we didn't have to put chairs across the hall because fidget spinner club as stopped. Riley and I started setting up but we couldn't find the key to the box so we asked Mr Hilary, it turned out that we had a boy's look when we looked. So at 1:00 we started doing jump jam. When it was time to pack up we left the long one going because the other PALS didn't turn up. I thought that I showed the care value of active thinking because we put the long jump jam on because the others didn't turn up, I also thought I showed the leadership trait of  trustworthy because I turned up on time to my duty. 

Friday, 11 August 2017

key leadership role distinction post 9

key leadership role distinction post 9
11.8.17
Yesterday I had PALS, Riley and I did jump jam as the field was closed. At the start we couldn't find the sound box, but then Mr M brought it to us. During jump jam we got on stage and did the moves with the video. After we had finished we kept on a video that went for ever because the people who were meant to be after us didn't show up. I thought I showed active thinking because I said to Riley that since the others didn't show up we would play the long video, I also thought I showed the leadership trait of resilience because when we couldn't find the sound box we felt like giving up but we kept pushing.

Distinction blog post 8

Distinction blog post 8
11.8.17
Today I had kapa haka. The first thing we did was sing a song called " the shark song". then after we had perfected that song we practiced hallelujah, this was harder because when we were singing the second verse of hallelujah we were in the wrong key. After kapa haka I thought I showed the care value of respect because I listened to the teacher, I also think I showed the leadership trait of goal focused because I didn't get distracted and focused on the speaker. 

Integers and Decimals

Maths - Integers and Decimals


In Maths we have been learning to find the common multiples and factors of numbers.




We have been solving equations for square roots, factors and multiples of numbers.
  1. Readability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Relevance
  4. Quality of language/ information.


This document shows the evidence that I have collected as I have completed the tasks.

My Next Step: Is to use this knowledge further by applying it to problem solving tasks and questions that I will solve in Maths.

A11 distinction home learning challenge 5

A11 distinction home learning challenge 5

This home learning challenge is about how I tried out for the cantamaths team.
Here is a link to one of the challenges I had to do.
Week 1 cantamaths questions

I showed the care value of community during this challenge because I did this fairly, I also showed the leadership trait of Integrity because I was honest when answering the questions. 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Know the equivalent decimal and percentage forms for everyday fractions.

Know the equivalent decimal and percentage forms for everyday fractions.


In Maths we have been learning:
  • To convert between fractions, decimals , percentages and vice versa.




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








The most challenging part about this unit of learning was turning fractions into decimals because at first I didn't get it but then Mr M showed me a simple way to do it .

My next learning step in Maths is to apply  this knowledge to help me solve a range of increasingly more complicated maths problems.

Friday, 4 August 2017

key leadership role distinction post 8

key leadership role distinction post 8
4.8.17
Yesterday I had PALS, Riley and I were doing jump jam. First of all the computer was playing up so we dicided to play Simon says. Mr Muller got the computer to work so we did jump jam for the last 10 minutes. During the 10 minutes we were handing out POZIS. After we had finished our duty I thought that I showed the care value of active thinking because when the computer wasn't working we problem solved and played Simon says. I also think I showed the leadership trait of active thinker because we thought of different ways to fix the computer. 

Distinction blog post 7

Distinction blog post 7
4.8.17
Today I had choir, the first thing I did was write my name on the role. Then when everyone was there we sang a warm up song, then during the practice we sang some songs from the music festival. When the practice had almost came to a end we sang the I know by Ed Sheeran and we played around with it. Then when it was the end of the practice I thought I showed the care value of respect because I listened respectfully, I also thought I showed the leadership trait of trustworthy because at the start of the year I committed to choir and I have gone to every practice.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

Complete these three questions below
Answer and Explanation
My answer is 0.875
explanation
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Answer and Explanation
200 days without hot chocolate= $840 and 2 days without the bus = 11
11 + 840 = 851 so you would also have $1 left over.


Please note: a magic square is like this

6 1 5
3 4 5
3 7 2


Here every row and column equals the same - in the case above they all equal 12..


Answer and explanation.
7/6 3/2 4/3
4/3 7/6 3/2
3/2 4/3 7/6

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Reading - Evaluate Texts

Reading - Evaluate Texts


In reading we have been learning to….make decisions about the usefulness of the text for purpose, by using a variety of criteria to evaluate.


Here is a link to our online modelling book


We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:
  1. Readability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Relevance
  4. Status


These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:

My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information

Friday, 28 July 2017

R8 Home learning challenge Distinction post 4

R8 Home learning challenge Distinction post 4
28.7.17
The last 10 days I have been going around the house and doing some jobs with out being asked.
here is a table of what I have been doing


Date:
What you did:
27.7.17
Clean out the container cupboard and organize it.
26.7.17
Do my bed
25.7.17
sweep the floor
24.7.17
Shut the curtains around the house.
23.7.17
Unload the dishwasher.
22.7.17
Set the table.
21.7.17
Unset the table.
20.7.17
Open the curtains around the house.
19.7.17
Folded the clothes.
18.7.17
Take the laundry in from on the clothesline.

Key leadership role distinction post 7

Key leadership role distinction post 7
28.7.17
Today I had PALS, Riley and I were doing jump jam. Firstly we got the sound box and set up for it. Then we opened the doors to the hall so people could come in. When everything was set up we started playing the videos and showed the people how to do the movements. After 5 videos it was time for us to finish up so we told everyone that jump jam was finished and we packed up. After that I thought I showed the care value of Community because I gave everyone at my school a activity that they could do on a wet day, I also showed the leadership trait of  Trustworthy because I showed up to my duty and was on time. 

Distinction blog post 6

Distinction blog post 6
28.7.17
Today I had choir, for our warm up we sang believer and thunder by imagine dragons. For the choir festival practice we sang sing your song. After we had finished singing sing your song we played around with wonderful world. Then when the practice had finished I thought that I showed the care value of  Active thinking because when I didn't know the words to a song I would try different strategy's until I knew the words, I also showed the leadership trait of Goal focused because I set a goal that I would learn the words and I did. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Term 2 book review

Term 2 book review

The book I am reviewing is See ya Simon, the two main characters are Simon and Nathan.

This book is about a boy named Simon and he has muscular dystrophy. During the book Simon gets weaker and weaker, something about this book that moved me was when Simon had a accident and had to go to hospital. Near the end of the book Nathan finds out something that breaks his heart, but I don't want to spoil it for you so that's all I have to say. If you want to find out more go read this heart moving book. 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Key leadership role distinction post 6

Key leadership role distinction post 6
10.7.17
On Friday Riley and I had Pals, we were doing stilts and hoops. When we had decided on what we were doing we went to the P.E shed and got the gear. Then we carried it down to the area we were playing in. After the bell that rung children were playing with our gear. Then when our time was up we took the gear back to the P.E shed. I thought I showed the care value of Active Thinking because I didn't know what to play and I problem solved around it, I also showed the leadership trait of Goal focused because I set a goal that I would do Pals the hole term and I achieved it.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Distinction blog post 5

Distinction blog post 5
7.6.17
Today at 8:45 I went to choir, the first thing I did when I got there was do the role. Then we did a warm up this was 'what a wonderful world'. Mr Rule said that we were going to be learning a new song today, this song was 'I can see clearly now' I like this song a lot. Mr Rule then made us do a little round thing this is when you chose a nursery rime today it was 'twinkle twinkle little star'. After choir had finished I thought I showed respect because I turned up on time and did the role, I also think I showed the leadership trait of  trustworthy because I said at the start of the year I would be in choir and I lived up to that.  

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Algebra - Graphs, tables and rules.

In Maths we have been using to: use graphs, tables and rules to describe linear relationships found in number and spatial patterns.

Here is a link to our online modelling book. This shows all of the learning we have been doing.

EVIDENCE of my learning.
Here are some photos of my Extended abstract problem solving task.


My next step is to continue to apply what I have learned in a range of problem solving activities.
Here are some screenshots to show the IXL activities I have completed.







Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

 This term I have been reading and studying the novel See ya Simon

I found this novel personal and interesting because I found out what people with disabilities feel like and how they see the world.
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.
The National Standard this covers is

  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)
Overall I would give this novel a rating of 9/10 and I would / would not  recommend it to others to read because It is an inspiring book that tells the tale about what it’s like in other people’s shoes It also gives you the message about friendship and acceptance.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Key leadership role distinction post 5

Key leadership role post 5
3.6.17
On Friday I had Pals, Riley and I were doing stilts. The first thing we did was get the gear the we went down to the area we were playing in. During the game I stopped and counted how many people their were, there were 15 people. When it was 10 past 1 Riley and I decided it was time to finish up so we told everyone that we were finished. After Riley and I had returned the gear back to it's place I thought about how we showed Excellence by Putting gear back in the right place, I also thought that I showed the leadership trait of Integrity because I turned up on time and did my duty. 

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:


  • Year7/8: 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.

Music Term 2


For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1. That a rap contains three things these are hip hop, disc jocking ( DJing) and Beat
2. New Zealand artists.
3. World artists.


Something I found challenging was When we had to recognize New Zealand artists.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Maddy's student led conference

Maddy's student led conference


My next step is to show my parents some of y learning from my book, and read them some of my writing. 

Thursday, 29 June 2017

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

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:


Show your working and answer here (you may need to add a photo of a tree diagram you frew on your little whiteboard):
I think Beth won. Here is my diagram.
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I worked this out by following the clues, in the clue it said that Aroha didn’t play Connie so then I knew that Aroha and Connie only played two games. The other clue said that Beth beat Delsey so that meant that Beth won and Delsey had lost.




Question 2:
Car number plates in the land of Automobile have two letters and two digits. How many different number plates could be made using two letters and two digits?


Show your working and answers here:
There are 92 numbers you could use. 13 letters you could use. Jun 28, 2017 4:23:39 PM.jpgJun 28, 2017 4:24:21 PM.jpg
My answer is 4,519

Question 3:
3a:
Show your working and answer here: I worked out all the combinations and the answer was 16. Here is my working out.
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3b:
Show your working and answer here: to be correct jonathan has to send in 16 entries. Here are my combinations.
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What is you next step?
Mt next step is to try year 9/10 statistics.


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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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Distinction blog post 4

Distinction blog post 4
28.6.17
Today I had band practice, I was a little late because I had student council. But when I got there I saw that I wasn't late at all. I then started setting up, I got my guitar out and tuned it. We then started practicing the good night kiwi song, because we are going to be playing it in next weeks assembly. Today we packed up early because the little kids were doing jump jam in the hall. After packing up I thought that I showed Respect by packing up when asked and listening to instructions, I also think I showed the leadership trait of Goal focused because I set myself a goal to listen hard and play well and I achieved that goal. 

Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references

Assessment task: Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references




To complete this task you will need a paper copy of the treasure map - These are in Mrs Stinson's drawer in the Whanau zone -please ask her for one. You will need to complete the task here and add a photo of your treasure map when it is done to this document and then turn in.


  • Firstly go south 2km
  • Then go west 1km
  • After that keep going west 2km
  • Now go north 2km and you will find your buried treasure but first you will have to dig and dig until you find the treasure
Here is my finished map.


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