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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership-Contributing to the comunity of Oaklands school-Excellence post #1

On friday in choir there wernet many year 7/8s because the year sevens were on camp.
First we sang some songs;
Dont dream its over (I dont know the artist)
And africa by Toto
Then we worked on a harmony with africa and I am looking fowrd to going to the music fetival.

Later on I helped out in the reception classroom It was really fun I enjoyed it a lot because i got to play with the little buddies and interacting with them. The buddie I played with her name was Maya (Not sure if i spelt that right).

In both of these activitys I showed comunity by contributing to the comunity of the oaklands choir and also by contributing to the comunity

of Oaklands school by hanging out with the buddys.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Key leadership-Going around and counting pozis- Excellence blog post #1

Today after school me and Savanah went around all the classrooms to collect pozis as a part of our weekly duity as house points cordinators. Me and savanah have a system in place where we go to the class rooms in order so we dont disturb any important lessons. First we go to two of the year 6 classses the year 5 then 4,3,2,1 reception then the other year 6 class class. I think me and Savanah are doing really well at our duty we get it done quicker each time. Me and savanah show active thinking and community by activly thinking our way aound the classroomes and showing community by helping the comunity of oaklands school by not interupting the important lessons.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Home learning challenge-merit post #5

Home learning challenge: Create a piece of art for the class.

Here is my piece of art: nail polish sunset silhouette

Home learning challenge-merit post #4

Home learning challenge. learn 6 phrases from  a different language

I chose German here are my 6 phrases

1.how was your day-wie war dein Tag
2.hi my name is-Hi, mein Name ist
3.What's your favourite colour-Was ist deine Lieblingsfarbe
4.How old are you-Wie alt sind Sie
5.Where are you from-woher kommst du
6.What do you do in your spare time-Was machst du in deiner Freizeit

This was hard because I had to come up with unique sentences This was also fun because I have never learnt German before.

Home learning challenge-merit post #3

Home learning challenge: donate to families in need

This was a hard job because I had to go through all my clothes to get the clothes I didn't want any more.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Key Leadership-Counting pozis-Merit post #5

On Thursday I went around the school to collect in all the pozis. First we started at the year 6 hub then went down to year 5 hub so on. This time it was very hard because a lot of the teachers keep forgetting to write the totals on the box I will solve this problem by putting something in the teacher notices to remind them. Also another problem was that in some parts of the school the internet was playing up me and Savannah solved this by writing the totals on a piece of paper and entering them in when we had internet. I showed active thinking by thinking up ways to solve our problems and I also showed community because I contributed to the community of Oaklands School by collecting the pozis.

leadership in choir and buddy programme-merit #5

This Morning I headed down to the hall to do choir First we started With some warm ups
(mini mini ma minni minni ma minni minni ma ma ma ma mouse) Changing the pitch and speed each time.
Than we sang Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong I think I did well especially on the harmony
And we also sang Africa by Toto and I think I did well by powering my voice the whole group sounded great.

After morning tea I went to go do buddy programme I took a game of Captions Coming but me and jade changed it up a bit to make it easier for the kids to understand. I think me and jade did great because we got the kids to listen to us and at the same time the kids had fun. Also I showed community because I was contributing to the community of Oaklands School.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Year 7/8 Writing Blog Post

In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)

I have been especially focussing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is the first paragraph in my writing.

Leadership is a skill of being able to motivate people/teams to work towards a goal. To be a good leader you need to be able to properly demonstrate these six traits of an effective leader: Integrity, Trustworthy, Resilient, Goal Focused, Active Thinker, and Motivational. My key leadership role for 2017 is House Points Co-ordinator. This means that I am in charge of counting Pozis and presenting the results in assembly.

Games with minimal or no equipment.

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.

Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
Hospital Tag
Captions Coming

Cones and bibs.Because just in case we are bored or if we have to look after a group of juniors and we can entertain them.

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning Is coming up with great ideas to change the game because The teachers asked us to make so changes to make the games even more fun.

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment Is to know more games that don't need to many players Because All the games i know need around 10 or more players.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Showing leadership around the school and EOTC-Merit post #4

On Thursday at 9 in the morning all of the people that wanted to go to the swimming tryouts went to the hall to get ready to go on the bus to go to Jelli Park. When we arrived everyone got dressed into their togs and got ready for the first race. I chose Freestyle and Backstroke  I came last in Freestyle and first in Backstroke.

Also last Friday Jacinta and I took a group of year 1s out to play a game as a part of buddy program our focus was to play a game with no or minimal equipment I showed community by contributing to the community of oaklands school.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Key leadership blog post-first time presenting house points in assembly-merit #4

Today after lunch there was a whole school assembly I was very nervous for this assembly because this was the first time I had to present the house points update. Sitting up the front waiting for my name to be caled was nerve racking. Once I was on stage I suddenly felt all right I think I presented my bit well by putting enthusiasm into my voice.
So far Rata is winning then Miro then Kowhai then Rimu.

I think I showed Active Thinking because last minute before assembly there was a problem with the presentation and Mr Muller and I quickly solved.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

home learning challenge-blog post merit #2

On Wednesday and Thursday after school I changed around my room as a home learning challenge.
I enjoy it but also at the same time I found it very hard and tiring. I showed active thinking by thinking my way out of the pit E.G having a snack when I felt tired or having a break when I started to get annoyed.

Leadership- Joining Choir and joining Kapahaka showing community-merit blog post #3

Last Friday morning I decided I would join choir. Choir started early in the morning so I had to go to school a bit earlier. Choir was held in room six with Mr Rule. First we did a Wiata then we went through the songs we will be singing at the Music Festival.

Not too soon after I joined kapahaka we sang ka Waiata and we did a cool harmony where the younger students their sang their version and the older students sang their version and we sounded really good also we started to learn the lyrics to Aotearoa by Stan Walk.

Overall I think I showed community really well by contributing to the community of Oaklands School.

Key Leadership-exciting leadership meating-Merit post #3

On Monday the 27/2/17 Mr Ladbrook took all of the student leaders in a meeting. Everyone got a chair and we formed a circle. This meeting was a very exciting meeting because Mr Ladbrook said that all of the student leaders as well as the Head pals and Peer Mediators will be going on a school field trip to the council.
This is really exciting news because I have never been to the council before. After all that news Mr Ladbrook asked if Savannah and I could come to school a bit early the next day to soft out and organise some stuff to do with house point co-coordinating.

The next day Savannah and I came to school early. First we sent the google slide we made to Mr Ladbrook for him to say weather it is good e for assembly then Mr Ladbrook ask me if I could sent out an email to inform all the teachers about when me a savannah will come to their class to collect there pozis.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

WALT: Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10

WALT: Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10
Assessment Task:

1. Find all the factors of 16

The factors of 16 are: 1,2,4,8,16

2. Find all the factors of 20

The factors of 20 are: 1,2,4,5,10,20

3. Fill in the missing factors below:




Here are the 3 screenshots to my IXL activities:

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My next step is: To learn my factors of numbers under ten off by heart.