Monday, 24 July 2017

Term 2 Book Review

The Killing 

This book is about a boy called James and he's part of an organisation called Cherub, Cherub is full of kid spy's that go on missions and bust criminals, James and another cherub called Dave go on a mission to bust a small-time crook named Leon, but when he starts using heaps of money on unnecessary things the cops are desperate to know were it all came from, James part of the mission is to make friends with Leon's kids, but the plot James begins to unravel isn't just what anyone expected, and the only person that might know the truth is a reclusive eighteen year old boy, there's just one problem the boy fell to his death thirteen months earlier.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study









This term I have been reading and studying the novel Run

I found this novel ok because it isn't the best book I have ever read, and also it wasn't my type of book.

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.

National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose.
    • I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

  • Overall I would give this novel a rating of 6/10 and I would / would recommend it to others to read if I was something they would be likely to read because If they probably wouldn't read it they probably wouldn't like it.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Visual Art

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:

  • Year 7/8: 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.
(link your TWO BEST describe maps from your current events learning this term)




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

Maths Assessment Task

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.


 

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Showing Leadership #10



This week I have shown leadership when a boy in my class was on holiday, and couldn't attend his library duty, so I volunteered to fill in for him,  on Thursday I went to the library which is behind room eight and seven, I put a lot of books back onto the shelf which took quite a long time, then I got to start scanning some books I had one issue it was that a little girl was trying to get a book out when she knew she wasn't aloud luckily I know that people a certain age can only get books out when there class comes. I have shown the Care Values Community and Excellence, I have also shown the leadership trait Trustworthy because Mrs Ward trusted me to make sure that people don't do things that they know there not supposed to do.

Showing Leadership #9



This week I have proved to shown leadership when I thought that I wouldn't finish my SML (self managed learning) and, would be in zone four I persevered and did it in my own time, the thing that I had finish was my reading follow up, we had to finish reading our novel mine is called run it was about a girl called Victoria and she get's Polio which is a disease which makes your body paralised, I also had to finish a vocabulary task which is when you had to get some words from your book that you don't understand and find the meaning we had to find a total of ten words. I have shown the CARE values Active Thinking and Excellence, I have also shown the leadership trait I have shown is Active Thinking because I thought of a solution to my problem.