Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Leadership-Showing leadership in the holidays-Excellence post #10

Two more ways That I have shown leadership in the holidays are: The first way that I have shown leadership is by offering to cook the family dinner and by working towards this role on and getting it done to a good standard.

The second way that I have shown leadership these holidays It by Helping my dad finish Moving house recently my dad has moved house and I helped him by unpacking boxes and sorting through them this has shown leadership by giving someone a hand when the needed it.

I have shown the care value active thinking by actively thinking of different ways to help out around the house, I have also shown Trust worth as I have been trusted with these roles and getting them done to  a good standard.

Home learning challenge #5

Some more of  my science badge, here are some more tasks I have done towards my science badge.
 We had to write another poem about an animal you know I wrote about my aunts dogs. golden retrievers
I know a dog called Max and a dog called Jenna
the two are quite alike.
They are both brother and sister that love to go
for a great long hike.
They play fetch during the day cuddle at night
If you ever meet these dogs you will find them a delight.

The second task that I want to show you is: Take an interesting photo of and animal you know.
Here is a picture of my cat Felix.

Home learning challenge #4

My science badge so far, Here is a few things That I have made and done so far to work towards getting my science badge.  

You had to write a poem abot a pet you  own.

Poem about my cat Petal
I have a pet feline, who I find quite divine
I fed her I hug her and what does she give me, A loud meow in the morning as her hungry plea.
Her energy levels are high, when she runs its like she can fly.
Petal is so sweet, to have her it is a treat.

Another one of the tasks was to write a short peice of text about a story you have heard involving farm animals.

Battery Chickens
There has been a lot of concern
about the health and safety of the chickens being farmed today. This is bad for the chickens heath as they have no room to move about And they are treated poorly.
Image result for battery chickens


Leadership-showing leadership in the holidays-Excellence post #9

A two more ways I have shown leadership these holidays. The first way I have showed leadership is by helping a boy at skiing by helping he get up again when he fell over. The second way that I have shown leadership is also at skiing was working hard towards my goal of not falling over at all. This is a hard goal to achieve because skiing involves a lot of balance and focus but I was able to to this goal only falling over once.

I have shown community by helping out in the community and being a good role model, I have also shown Goal focused by working hard towards my goal at skiing and then reaching my goal.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

leadership-showing leadership in in the holidays- Excellence post #8

so far in the holidays I have showed leadership in two ways.

The first way I showed leadership was helping out around the house and doing chores without being asked I have showed the care value active thinking by choosing wise choices.

The second way I have showed leadership is by helping a lady by picking up the $2 coin she dropped.

I have shown the leadership trait integrity by being honest and giving back the money to her I also showed Respect by doing whats right and by make my dad happy by doing the chores.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions

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?
A:12 (first I figgered out how many cat there were (15) then I used this information to figure out how many humans there were to equal half the cats.)

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 All 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?

A: des gets ¼ (because if he gets half of what bob has bob has ½ and I know that half of ½ is ¼.)

Arts drama

In ARTS this term we have been learning to: make a silent production on the theme of a chase.
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 an idea because our group wanted to come up with a great one.
The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. Practising.
  2. Learning about the characteristics.
The story that my group told silently was a race where the start flag got stolen so it turned into a chase and we had to include a fake kick, face slap, shaking fist, a pointing finger and some mime.
Overall I think my group worked well because we came up with a great idear and we enjoyed ourselves.

Current Events Term 2, 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:
  • 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.

Describe Map One

Describe map Two

My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Monday, 3 July 2017

leadership-excelence-Showing activethinking-post #7

On Friday we went to our last Te Hapua I was in coding and we made a game where we had to program this fish to swim around and eat up these other little fish while at the same time trying to get away from the shark I found this a bit challenging but I was able to get it in the end.

Last Wednesday at drama our groups had to practise for this week because we a filming a silent film I am really excited drama is a subject and very enjoyable but also a bit hard at times.

I showed active thinking by think my way out of the problem, the problem being to try and figure out the code program at Te Hapua but i eventually got it, I also showed resilience by making a come back after i had a bit of trouble.

leadership-Helping out for our Welington trip post #6

On Tuesday there was a bake sale to fundraise for the year 8 wellington trip a lot of it was sold but on Wednesday there was some left over so I volunteered to help sell the leftover baking There was a lot of people who came and in the end we made $724 dollars.

Also on Monday it was student led conferences and my mum came to mine I think my conference went very well and I am proud of myself.

I showed excellence by helping the year 8s get to wellington and I showed community by giving to the community of Oaklands, I also showed goal focused by working hard to achieve the goal of going to Wellington.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. It is an easy style of writing.
  2. It is a brief piece of information about you.
  3. You can use it to get a job.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Leadership-helping with the open night and going to te hapua-excellence post #5

Yesterday Ashley, Daniel J, Husain and I went to the hall kitchen at lunchtime to help make a dip for the open night we made beetroot and chickpea dip, it was fun.

Also last friday Mr ladbrooks class went to Te Hapua Library to do some coding and robotics. I did coding and we had to use this website called Scratch to command our sprite what to do I found it really fun.

I showed active thinking by actively thinking my way out of the pit when I was coding and I showed contributing by volunteering to contribute to the open night.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Home learning challenge excellence post #3

Design your own challenge: Poem about my council trip.

They walked out of school,
in the direction of the pool,
And waited there for the bus.
When it finally came,
they hopped on to claim
their  comfortable seats.

They set off on their expedition,
and gained permission,
to enter the Christchurch City Council.
When they stride inside,
they try to abide,
and enjoy their time with the guide.

After a slideshow,
they got to know,
some professionals that work there.
Each group learn't something new,
and conversed as they chew,
their morning tea.

After that they do some activities,
in some cases involving festivities,
they share back to the group.
Then they go to the chamber,
now here's a disclaimer,
It was as fun as can be!

Then not too later,
they met a nice waiter,
in a place called Hachi Hachi.
They ate their food,
all in a good mood,
then they go down to the town square.

After a bit of walking,
and a little talking,
they arrived at their destination,
with the great temptation,
to have fun!

Swing ball, golf, instruments and more,
it was totally great for sure!
Now they see the remains,
of Christchurchs terrains,
of which used to be a beautiful cathedral.

After that event,
the rest of the time we spent,
was going back to school,
this trip was way cool!

- By Jacinta, Alex and Katie.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Leadership-helping out around the school and takeing part in dancing-excellence post #4

On Monday I helped out with peer mediation because someone way away to do there job there was two problems to sort out. The first one was a kid who was sad because his friend wont let him play I solved the problem by asking the friend if they could agree on a game and they did. The second problem was a kid who fell over and to solve the problem I took him to a teacher to give him a sick bay form.

The last two weeks the whole school did dance as our school production and I think I did really well and on last Friday night we preformed it was great fun and everyone put in a great effort.

I showed Active Thinking by thinking my way out of the problem as peer mediator and by having an open mind when learning dance, I also showed goal focused by being focused on the goal of achieving a new dance.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

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

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

In this unit learnt about connectives and how the contribute to a sentince and I learnt about what an adverbial clause it and how to put them into a sentice.

A connective is a joing word that can be used in the middle of two sentices to join them or at the start of the two sentence but put a commer where they should go a few exaples of a connective are: Because, after, meanwhile, and, As soon as.

An adverbial clause is The bit of informatin before a commor (but not on lists) an exaple is: After herold ate dinner, he went to bed.

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

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Key leadership visiting the council excellence post #5

Yesterday all of the student leaders went on a great trip to the Christchurch City Council. First we walked down to catch the bus and bused all the way into town. When we got there a nice girl called Celia introduced herself to us and told us all about the builds and the the Whenua (totem pole) that was outside. Then we all went inside to this presentation room where Celia guided us through this cool presentation about what the CCC does for the community. Not to soon after we all broke into different groups and went with an expert from a different department of the CCC. Alex, Tracy and I went with this nice lady named Kelly she worked in park recreation and sports oragnising her job was to organise all the different sports team/tournaments with a park to play in. Once we had finished that we went back to the presentation room to have some food to eat. After we ate Celia gave us this supper fun activity about budgeting. After that we went up to the chamber it was so much fun.

I showed the Community care value by representing Oaklands in the community, I also showed active thinking as I had to actively think my way out of the pit on some hard games and puzzles we did at the chamber.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Home learning challenge-excellence post #2

Last Sunday I did the home learning challenge C9. Attend a community event with your family e.g Sparks in the park, A&P show. went to Hagley park to do the mothers day fun walk for the heart foundation I think i showed community by giving it my best in the community of Christchurch.

Leadership-helping around the school and contributing to activitys-excellence post #3

                                                            Date: 17/5/17
Today at lunch one of the peer mediators came up to me and asked me to do a duty with her I said yes because I had nothing else to do we walked around for a bit then someone came up to us and asked if we could help him find someone to play with we said yes and we asked some near by people if he could join in jump rope with them

Throughout this week we have been doing a dance program this program is super fun and we have a great teacher called Dean we are learning Hip Hop and Jive and I have been trying my hardest.

Overall I think I have shown the care value community by contributing to the community of Oaklands school, I also showed resilience by giving up my lunch time to help the peer mediators.

key leadership- counting pozis-excellence post #4

                                                                Date: 17/5/17
On Friday me and Savannah went around to count pozis we normally do it on a Thursday but we did it on a Friday because we had something to do on Thursday. Me and Savannah now have a plan of with class rooms we go to first so on so that we don't interrupt much learning first we go to the year 6 hub then year 5 hub so on right to the new entrance hub.

Me and Savannah showed active thinking  by figuring a way to go around the classroom without disrupting learning, We also show trust worthy by being trusted to count the Pozis and enter the right data.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Leadership around the school and E.O.T.C -Excellence blog post #2

On Monday the senior choir had a performance in front of the school at an assembly we sang How far i'll go and africa this was fun because we had practised heaps for this.

Then yesterday I went to technology. At technology I am in food tech and we made cupcakes.

I showed active thinking by actively thinking my way out of a problem at foodtec because we god given the wrong size measuring cup so I nicely asked the teach for the right one, I also showed goal focused because as a group the choir worked hard toward out goal of sounding great and we achieved it.

Key leadership-Pozis at cross country-Excellence blog post #3

On Monday we went down to cross country at Westlake Park. Me and Savannah decided we would take down 4 different coloured buckets to represent each of the houses because all of the people showing great effort would get a pozi and put it in there house colour bucket.

When we got down there I handed out handfuls of pozis to all the teachers. Me and Savannah had to keep an eye on the bucketts and every now and then when Savannah was watching the buckets I went to cheer on some of the other people in the races.

I think I showed community by helping out at Westlake Park which is part of our community, I showed trust worthy because I was able to be trusted with handing out pozis to people.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel See Ya Simon by David Hill

I found this novel interesting because you follow siamons last moments in life and along the way you learn about the disease siamon had which is Muscular Dystrophy.

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.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Key leadership-earning my merit-Excellence blog post #2

In assembly on Monday I was sitting down waiting for the Miss Trotter to call my name for my merit badge my mum had come along to see me get it. When I got it I was very happy because it is actually kinda hard to get you merit badge. First you need to blog about your key leadership role (that's what this one is) 5 times then you need to blog about two things you have done around the school to show leadership 5 times and lastly you need to do 5 home learning challenges and blog about those so in all total you are only allowed to blog three times a week.

I think I showed great active thinking because I had to actively think up a new topic for each blog post, I also showed goal focused by working towards my goal of getting my merit badge.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

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):

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:

Question 3:
Show your working and answer here:
9 because the first week 4 and secound 5 because a new catch added

Show your working and answer here:
14 because first week 4 and the last weeks 5.

What is you next step?
To be able to work it all out in my head.

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

Activity One
Activity Two
Activity Three

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Home learning challenge-Excellence post #1

Today I did the home lerning challenge A2. Design a set of cards to give to your family over the year (eg birthday card). here are a few I made.