Wednesday, 21 June 2017

C4 distinction home learning challenge 3

C4 distinction home learning challenge 3
21.6.17
On Friday after school I started doing the 40 hour famine, I was doing no furniture. I found this hard because I had to eat tea on the ground and go to sleep on the ground. On Saturday morning I went to Ashley's house because we were doing the 40 hour famine together, We made a hut on the ground and ate on the ground. On Friday we started the 40 hour famine at 3:00 so it ended at 7:00 on Sunday. I think that I showed the care value of Community because I raised money for people who aren't as fortunate as me, I also showed the leadership trait of Integrity because I didn't use the money for something I shouldn't have used it for. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Distinction key leadership role post 3

Distinction key leadership role post 3
16.6.17
Today I had PALS, Riley and I were doing stilts.We firstly went to the P.E shed to get the gear. Then we walked down to the area we were playing in and set up for the game, once the game started we handed out POZI'S then we counted the children, we had 25 children come to our game. When the game had finished we said to everyone to put their stilts into the bucket, when everyone had put their stilts away Riley and I took the gear to the P.E shed. After our game I think that I showed Active thinking because Riley and I didn't know what to play so I problem solved and came up with a game, I also think that I showed Integrity because during the game I was being fair by giving everyone the same amount of POZI'S. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Distinction blog post 2

Distinction blog post 2
15.6.17
Yesterday I had band, when I arrived I got all the stuff I needed sorted and then I started practicing. Mr Rule came in and we then started practicing the good night kiwi song, at the end after we had practiced for i while I thought that we were starting to get better. Mr Rule helped the guitarist with the timing and then we were basically sorted. After band had finished I helped Emily pack up the drums, then I went to Mr Rule and said thank you. I think that I showed Excellence because I listened to Mr Rule and learned the timing of the song, I also think I showed the leadership trait of Resilient's because when I got stuck trying to get the timing right I didn't give up.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Form and Solve simple Linear Equations.

In Maths we have been learning to solve one and two step linear equations.

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

Here is a link to my Extended Abstract Activity.

My next learning step in Maths is to use graphs, tables and rules to describe linear relationships.






Saturday, 10 June 2017

Distinction key leadership role post 2

Distinction key leadership role post 2

10.6.17
Yesterday I had PALS, Riley and I were doing jump jam for both senior and junior students. We got the DVD and played our first song which was candy man; everyone loved this song. Some of the students had to leave early because the junior students had cross country; but we still keep on playing the DVD for the senior students. After the bell rang Riley and I packed up and took the gear back to Mr Muller. I think that I showed the care value Excellence because when the junior students left I still keep playing the DVD, I also showed the leadership trait of Active thinker because I problem solved to keep the DVD playing. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Distinction key leadership role post 1

Distinction key leadership role post 1

1.6.17
Today I had PALS, me and Riley were doing skipping. We took all our gear down to the juniors area, as soon as the bell rung little kids wee everywhere, me and Riley counted 35 children at our game. While we were playing with the kids we saw a little boy fall over his name was Alec, we made sure he was okay and then I took him to the office while Riley was still looking after everyone else. After our game had ended we took all the gear back to the P.E shed. I thought that I showed Community because I looked after Alec and played safely, I also think that I showed the leadership trait of Active thinker because I acted fast and took Alec to the office.

Distinction blog post 1

Distinction blog post 1

8.6.17
Today I had technology it was the last session before we moved, On the bus ride there I sat with Johanna. When we got to Lincoln my class went into the science room as we are doing science. The first thing we did was chose the element of the day; Anneke chose the element she chose AU that stands for gold and it is number 79 on the periodic table. After that our teacher told us that we were going to be doing an experiment on paper towels, the experiment was what paper towel can soak up the most water. We had five different brands, Viav, Tuffy, Earthcare, Value, and Pams. I did a hypothesis that Viva was going to soak up the most water and I was right. Then we went to Chinese this was fun as we were learning about sports and other things. On the way back from Lincoln I sat with Johanna and the noise level was alright but Mr Muller had to tell as once or twice to be quite. I thought that I showed Respect by listening to my teachers at tech and I respected others rights to learn, I also showed the leadership trait of Goal focused because In Chinese I was focused on my learning. 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

I can make links across texts by recognizing connectives or adverbial clauses

I can make links across texts by recognizing connectives or adverbial clauses


In this unit I learnt about what a connective and a adverbial clause is.


A connective is a word that joins sentences together.


An adverbial clause is gives us additional information about e.g. the time, place, or action which is described in the rest of the sentence.

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of an adverbial clause and a connective
Assesment task

Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.

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 precise vary. At sale time, both shops are competing for the same customers


Use the Image above to answer the questions in the table


Item
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:
Sweatshirt
The surf shop
2 dollars cheaper
60x0.3 = 18 so then I - 60 by 18 and my answer was 42 so I then did the same with the other question
Jacket
Surf the wave company
6 dollars cheaper
120x0.3 = 36 so then I - 120 by 36 and my answer was 84 so I then did the same with the other question
Jeans
The surf shop
4 dollars cheaper
48x0.3 = 14 so then I - 48 by 14  and my answer was 34 so I then did the same with the other question
Tracksuit
Surf the wave company
13 dollars cheaper
86x0.3 = 25 so then I - 86 by 25 and my answer was 61 so I then did the same with the other question


Here are the screenshots to my IXL activities:


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My next step is: Being able to do more challenging questions about decimals,fractions and percentages, without some help.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Excellence blog post 10

Excellence blog post 10

30.5.17 
Today at band Mr Rule gave us a new song to play, this song was the goodnight kiwi song that used to play on the TV every night. This was a challenge because I hadn't played a song like that one. But Mr Rule helped me with it and by the end of the practice I thought that I was getting the song easily. During the practice we also watched the goodnight kiwi add and that was a new thing ti me, I found it quite spectacular. After practice I said to Mr Rule that I thanked him for helping me out with the song. The care value I showed was Active thinking because I got help when I needed it, I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up. 

R7 distinction home learning challenge 2

 R7 distinction home learning challenge 2

30.5.17
On Saturday my dad and I went on an overnight tramp. We were going to go to Mt summers and to wool shed creek tramp. When we had got all our stuff packed and were ready to go we drove to Mt summers. It took us about 2 hours in to the hut, on our way in we saw some new and exciting things, we saw a mine that had been used in the 1800's and we also saw a rock tower witch we added a rock to. When we got to the hut we had our dinner and then went to sleep very early! In the morning we set of at about 9:30, on our way out we saw some spectacular views and also some interesting stuff such as a waterfall and a bus stop. When we had finished the tramp I told my dad that I really liked it because I put myself out of my comfort zone and tried a new thing,  I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up. 





Monday, 29 May 2017

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers


I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions




The escape


A prisoner sits in his cell planning his escape. The prisoner is kept in by 5 laser beams, which operate along a corridor. Each laser is switched off at a specific time interval for just long enough to allow a person to walk through. The time between being switched off for each laser is shown below:


  • Laser One = every 3 minutes
  • Laser Two = every 2 minutes
  • Laser Three = every 5 minutes
  • Laser Four = every 4 minutes
  • Laser Five = every 1 minutes


The guard patrols and checks the prisoner each time all the laser beams are off simultaneously. Because each laser only switches off for a short time the prisoner knows he can only get past one laser at a time. He has to get past the five lasers from 1 to 5 in order. Laser One is at the entrance of the prisoner’s cell and laser Five is at the door to the outside. He also knows that if he spends longer than 4 minutes 12 seconds in the corridor an alarm will go off.


Can the prisoner escape without the alarm in the corridor going off? Yes


If he can escape, how many minutes should he wait before passing Laser One? it will take him 33 minutes from when the lasers are all switched off at the same time


How much time will he have after passing Laser Five before the guard raises the alarm? 23 minutes
So in total it will take 4 minutes from 33 minutes after the guard has checked.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Excellence blog post 9

Excellence blog post 9

23.5.17
Today at 10:20 all of my class had dance, when we arrived Dean that teacher told us to get into lines. The first dance did was the hip hop to Uptown funk, we had finished the whole dance so today was about perfecting it and adding in some little things. Then we moved onto the jive I had to partner up with Liam, we had to do the whole dance from the beginning and then go over one of the steps called over the head behind the back. After our dance time had finished I said to Ashley hat me and her had shown respect by joining in on the dance and listening to Dean.  I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up. 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Excellence blog post 8

Excellence blog post 8

21.5.17
On Friday I had garden to table, Mr McAven put us into pairs I was with Ashley and Dabok. When we were at the garden Mr McAven gave us a job to do, our job was weeding. We had to weed plant box's 16,14,18 and 20. After we had done that Mr McAven told us that if we wanted to do more we could so we did. Just before the bell rang we got given some little kids to help us the first thing we did with them was get them gloves, then we told them what to do when weeding. After about ten minutes the bell rang so we had to get the little kids back to class and wash their hands. When I was walking them back to their class I asked if they enjoyed gardening and they said yes, I felt very proud of my self for taking part in them having fun. The care value I showed has respect because I was doing what Mr McAven wanted.  I also showed the leadership trait of  Active thinker because when I got stuck I problem solved.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions



I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions


Please complete these two problems. You will need to explain how you got the answer.

Question 1
In our household, there are twice as many cats as humans, with sixty legs in total.

How many cats are there to be fed?
12
I got this answer by working out the ratio of cats to humans which was two to one, I then worked out the leg ratio which was eight to two I then worked out the percentage of human legs to cat legs and then applied it to the total number of sixty.



Question 2
Three men run a business together.
The proportion of the profit they each get at the end of the month is based on the proportion of the funds they have invested in the business.
The April profit is shared out so that Al gets one third, Bob gets one half and Chuck gets one sixth.
In May, Des joins the group, investing half as much as Bob invested.
What share of the profit can Des expect to get?
¼ because Bob got half so if you half that it is a quarter.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Excellence blog post 7

 Excellence blog post 7

12.5.17
On Monday it was assembly and the choir was singing in it. When the choir was asked to come up onto the stage everyone walked on, we had a sheet of paper with the lyrics on it so if we got stuck we could look at that. The first song we were singing was How far i'll go and I thought we sang that pretty well. Our second song was Africa and that was spectacular because we had added harmonies into it so that one half of the group was singing high and the other was singing low. After we had finished I told my friend that we had sung both songs really well and that by joining choir we have shown community.  I also showed the leadership trait of  goal focused because when I  was focused on what I needed to achieve. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

Key leadership role Excellence blog post 5

Key leadership role Excellence blog post 5 

5.5.17
Today at lunch time I had PALS with Riley, we were doing moon hopper's and stilts. The first thing we did was go to the PE shed and get out the gear. Then we walked down to the area we were playing in and set everything up. As soon as the bell rang one little girl came running to us and followed by her was more and more little kids. Everything was going good we were handing out POZIS and having fun. When it was 10 past 1 we started to tell people that we were packing up. While we were packing up and just about to take everything back to the PE shed Anneke came over to us, she said that she wanted to help carry the stuff back so we said yes. When we were all finished I said to Riley that we showed the care value of community by helping out around the school.  I also showed the leadership trait of Integrity because I was fair to the people playing. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Excellence blog post 6

Excellence blog post 6

3.5.17
Today at lunch time I had band practice. When I got there I saw that Jak was there, I walked into the radio station room and got out a stand then tuned my guitar. I helped Emily out with her drum set. Then we started to practice, we practiced can't stop the feeling. It was going alright. Mr Rule said that we would be preforming in three weeks and that made me a little bit nervous. Later on Mr Rule made only the guitars play and then I got really worried about preforming because I noticed that it wasn't that great, but that helped me want to motivate myself to keep practicing so I can get better and better. The care value I showed has excellence because I was trying my best.  I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up. 

E5 Home learning challenge Distinction post 1

E5 Home learning challenge Excellence 

3.5.17
Last Friday I asked my dad if I could go to his work for the day, he said yes. I had to get up really early to get to his work. When I was there I helped the receptionist print, scan and file a few things. While I was there I found out a lot about being an accountant, some of the things I learnt were that you have to be good at mathematics and have an analytical mind. After the day had finished I told my dad that his work is really fun but it isn't really for me. I linked this experience to school today when we were looking up some careers that we might like to do. I showed the care value of excellence because I put myself out of my comfort,  I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up.  

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Term 1 Book Review

Girl Online

Girl online is about a girl who starts her own blog to open up. The blog posts are about her life, she keeps her identity anonymous. One day her parents get offered a job in New York, while they are in New York she blogs about the time she has had. On one of her blog posts she talks about a boy she has meet "Brooklyn boy" this boy shows her how to be a better person. All I have to say about Brooklyn boy is that he changed her life forever. I recommend this book because it is one of those books that keep you on the each of your sit waiting for whats going to come next.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities


Question 1:


Show your working and answer here:
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After working this out I came up with the answer 1/15.




Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:
2a: 2 dollars because the children might get 1 blue and 1 yellow then they can just swap.

2b:3 dollars because then they can get three and then they will get a higher chance of getting the colour they want

2c: 6 dollars then because then they will get two each.


Question 3:

Show your working and answer here: for the second question it is 3+ 100 and that equals 300 so the answer is 300
For the first one I think the answer is 16 because for each tile you will need to times it by four.

What is you next step? My next step is to find out multiple ways to answer a question.   


Finally, add the screenshots from the 3 IXL activities you did here:

Activity One
This is one photo for all the activitys.
Activity Two

Activity Three

Current Events Term 1






Current Events Term 1


In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.


My favorite topic was The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council because I found it very interesting, the submission was a very good part to add because instead of just making us have to do a describe ++ map Mr Ladbrook also help us contribute to the community.


Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.


The Reading National Standards I have achieved are
  • Year 7 and 8
    • Identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
      gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts
    • I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

E6 Home learning challenge excellence post 5

 E6 Home learning challenge excellence post 5

11.4.17
This afternoon I was talking to my mum and dad, I was telling them about this home learning challenge and they said "why don't you organize a trip to Wellington. So to take action I looked at the dates that we could go and decided on the 3/4 of June, I booked accommodation at a hotel by ringing them and organizing it. Something else I had to do was ring my auntie and uncle and ask them if they were free on those days they said yes, so I planed that we would go and spend some of the time with them. When I had finished speaking to them I told myself that I was showing active thinking by doing good thing by cheeking with them.  I also showed the leadership trait of Active thinker because I had to work out what I needed to do.
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Excellence blog post 5

Excellence blog post 5 

11.4.17
Today I had band practice. When I arrived there I found out that instead of doing band practice Mrs Trotter had asked as to  introduce our self's at the end of term assembly. Then Mr Rule told us that we were going to make up a little routine to make a video so Ashley and I decided to say " hi my names Ashley and hi my names Maddy and we are in the Oaklands school band" then we were going to jump of the stage. After this Mr Rule  told us that we were then going to do a big group video so we did. After that Mr Rule told us that we could go, while coming back I was thinking about how much leadership I was showing by joining the school band. The care value that I showed was Community because I was contributing to the school.  I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up and I also had to problem solve which is active thinker.

Visual Art Term 1


Monday, 10 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study




This term I have been reading and studying the novel Dragon Keeper


I found this novel Interesting because I learnt about Ancient China and what it was like to be a slave, I also found alot new knowledge about the Han dynasty.


During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.


National Standard this covers
  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
      using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Key leadership role Excellence blog post 4

Key leadership role Excellence blog post 4

6.4.17
Today I had PALS but again I couldn't do it because of the weather. Instead of doing PALS today I volunteered to be a wet day monitor in room 15. When lunch time came it was time for me to go to my class, the other wet day monitors in my class were Charlotte L, Emily and Dabok. After we had gone into their class we saw some boys play fighting so we tried to get them to stop but we couldn't , so we got a teacher. Then we decided to start a coloring in game, two people joined the game but it was still fun to play. After our coloring in game I read to some of the children, quite a few people stopped and listened. When we had ten minutes till the bell rung we told them to pack up it didn't go so well but eventually they calmed down. After we had left the class I thought that I showed the community value by volunteering to be a wet day monitor.  I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up, it was really hard to be a wet day monitor as the children didn't listen. 


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

R3 Home Learning Challenge Excellence blog post evidence

R3 Excellence blog post evidence      

5.4.17
Today I wanted to do a home learning challenge so to achieve this I started to cook some spaghetti bolognaise.  The country this dish comes from is Italy.  The first thing I needed to do was to put some water into a pot and turn it on so that it would boil.  While it was boiling I cooked a packet of mince.  when the mince was all browned I added a jar of dolmio sauce to it.  I put some garlic bread in the oven to cook as well.  Once the pasta was soft and mum said it was cooked I drained it like mum told me to.  Then I put some pasta on everyone's plates and put the mince on top.  I took the garlic bread out of the oven when it was done and put it all on the table for everyone to eat.  It tasted really good and everyone enjoyed it.  After this I thought that I showed respect by cooking up another cultures food.  I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up.                                                                                 




Excellence blog post 4

Excellence blog post 4 

4.4.17
Today I had band practice, When lunch time came Ashley and I went over to the hall The first thing we did was go into the radio room to get the music stands. Then we put our stand out with chairs then we got our guitars out and started to tune our guitars, while we were tuning Mr Rule walked in. Then when everyone was ready Mr Rule told us that we could do two songs so we chose Hey Jude and Can't stop the feeling. Mr Rule gave us the Music for Can't stop the feeling, Ashley and I didn't know one of the cords so we looked at our cord chart and we found out what that cord was. Today I thought that I showed Active Thinking by problem solving when things got tough.  I also showed the leadership trait of resilient's because when I got stuck I didn't give up. 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Excellence blog post 3

Excellence blog post 3

28.3.17
Today I had Band practice, when I arrived at band I started to tune my guitar. After this Mr Rule and us started to play through the song, we had to be careful that we didn't sped it up. Something that Mr Rule said we have to work on is when we hit a note to make that strum louder. We practiced doing this and Mr Rule said it was sounding good. While we were doing this I was trying to learn the cords of by heart. Mr Rule said that he was going to play the piano for us so we could find the beat. Before I new it band practice was over and we had to go back to class, while I was going back to class I was thinking about band practice and thinking that I should keep on trying to learn the cords of by heart. The care value I showed has Excellence because I was trying to learn the cords of by heart.  I also showed the leadership trait of  goal focused because I was focused to learn the cords of by heart.