Monday, 14 August 2017

Reading Term 3 Evaluate Texts

My reading group for term three was evaluate texts, this group was run by Mr Brown. During this group we completed three activities. We had to judge/ have an opinion on different texts. We had to say the authors purpose and what type of text it was. We had to choose from Persuading, Entertaining or and Informing text.

Here are the links to our three activity's that we had to complete.


  1.  First Activity
  2.  Second Activity
  3. Third Activity

Thursday, 10 August 2017

#3 Key Leadership Role - Distinction



This week in the Library it was harder because my partner that helps me do the duty each week was away sick which was a shame because that meant that I had to to double what I normally do . one thing that has changed in the library was that every lunch time Mrs Ward play an audio book on the TV so everyone can listen some on the recent books and been pig the pug and peter rabbit. I have shown the CARE values Community Excellence, and the leadership trait that I have used is Active Thinking because I have contributed with other people to make the library a better place for everyone to use. 

#3 Home Learning Challenge - Distinction


R8. Offer to help around home without being asked 10 times. Document what you have done.

  1. Wash the dishes
  2. Dry the dishes
  3. Hang the washing out
  4. Bring the washing inside
  5. Fill up the dishwasher
  6. Empty the dishwasher
  7. Fold the washing
  8. Clean my room
  9. Set the table
  10. Clear the table   

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

#3 Showing Leadership - Distinction



This week I have shown leadership when my whanau room 7/8 LM went to te hapua library to do robotics or coding my group did robotics our first activity that we did was playing with bee bots we learnt that a robot it something that obeys you and is something that you program to do. After we had played around with the bee bots we played with Lego robots they are called mind clouds we programmed them to make noise and make pictures appear on its screen they all had names our one was called Jones. I have shown the CARE values Active Thinking and Excellence, I have also shown the leadership trait collaboration because I collaborated with the teacher who was leading the group, also with the person that  I was sharing the mind cloud with.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

#2 Home Learning Challenge - Distinction



This week my home learning challenge is R9. Create a movie/digital presentation of how the Oaklands CARE values are used by students at our school. Here is my presentation.



Thursday, 3 August 2017

#2 Showing Leadership - Distinction



This week at Oaklands school I have shown leadership during fitness we got the choice to do Jump jam in the hall with Mr Muller and Mr Brown or we could do stretching with Mr Ladbrook in the classroom I chose to do jump jam in the hall because I find that stretching is sometimes a bit boring but when your doing jump jam you jumping and moving about, I have shown leadership through this by trying my best and not giving up and not getting distracted when some boys were being silly and mucking around. I have shown the CARE values Excellence and Respect, because I respected the teachers who were trying to get us involved and when they were giving instructions, and Excellence because i was trying my best, I have shown the leadership trait Resilient because I wasn't giving up on what I was trying to do. 

#2 Key Leadership Role - Distinction

This week after we ate our lunch we went to the library to do our duty, when we got there we could see that there weren't many books on the trolley to put away which we thought was quite odd, which was right instead of putting a ton of books away we had to sort through all of the picture books and make sure they were all in the write letter, surprisingly it didn't take as long as we thought, because we had a strategy, the strategy was that Charlotte did the bottom shelf and I did the top shelf. I have shown the CARE values Community Excellence, and the leadership trait that I have used is Active Thinking because I have contributed with other people to make the library a better place for everyone to use. 

#1 Showing Leadership - Distinction

This week I have shown leadership because, we have a thing called the 40 book challenge that we have to complete by the end of the year, and by the name you can tell that you have to read 40 book from different genres. So far I have read twenty two books. The bests books that I have read so far are the Cherub series. I have shown leadership in this because you do not have to do it but if you don't you will face the consequence.  The CARE values that I have used are Excellence and Active Thinking. The Leadership trait I have used is Resilient because I kept going even if in the middle of the book was boring and didn't give up. 


#1 Home Learning Challenge - Distinction

This week my Home Learning challenge was Cantamaths, It is a maths team that represents Oakands school in a maths competition. Here are some of the questions. I have shown the CARE values Active Thinking and Excellence, I have also shown the Leadership Trait Trustworthy because I committed to doing cantamaths and they teachers trusted me to do them.


2011 Year 7 Cantamaths Questions 1-5



Question
Answer
1
27 x 12 = 9 x ?
36
2
What do you get when you subtract forty five hundredths from twenty seven tenths? Write your answer as a decimal.
2.25
3
Courtney has 9 pairs of black socks and 6 pairs of red socks in her drawer. Her husband put them away without matching them up. Courtney gets up in the dark and cannot see what colour socks she removes from the drawer.
What is the minimum number of socks she must remove to be sure to have ONE matching pair of socks to wear?
3
4
Brett’s birthday is June 13th. Martin’s birthday is December 13th.
In a year when Brett’s birthday falls on a Sunday, what day will Martin’s birthday fall on?
Monday
5
Two fair six-sided dice are rolled. The product of their numbers is found.
What is the probability that the product is odd?
Express your answer as a fraction its simplest form.
1/4


2011 Year 7 Cantamaths Questions 6-10



Question
Answer
6
167
7

8
When a number is divided by 3 the remainder is 1. When the same number is divided by 4 the remainder is 2.
When the same number is divided by 5 the remainder is 3.
What is the smallest whole number this can be?
11
9
What is the sum of the three missing numbers in this sequence?
4, 7, 12, 19, ___, ___, ___, 67,
28, 39, 52
10
What is the product of the whole number factors of 20?
1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20

Monday, 31 July 2017

#1 Key Leadership Role - Distinction



This week in the library me and my partner Charlotte, that I share the duty day with, got to the library and could see that Mrs Ward was not yet there and everyone was it the library cloak bay, so Charlotte and I politely asked them to wait outside because Mrs Ward doesn't like people in there when shes not, once Mrs Ward got there everyone sprinted to the computers, once Charlotte and I got into the library there were so many books to put away that once we had finally finished there was only around ten minutes till the library was going to close, I have shown the CARE values Excellence and Active Thinking, the leadership trait that I have used is Active thinking because we had to put all those books away in specific spots.

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.

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. How to write one
      2. What you have to write on one
3. What skills I have that I can write on my Curriculum Vitae
  



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Showing Leadership #8


This week I contributed to the school because some junior classes wanted some help scanning some books for there class so me and Charlotte volunteered because the other librarians were either on holiday or at the cross country competition, so at 1:30 straight after lunch we go to the library and help the juniors, sometimes it can be frustrating because when you ask them if they want to return the book or get it out you can't hear them, I have shown the CARE values Excellence and Community, I have also shown the leadership trait Active-Thinking because I could see that they needed some help so I volunteered.

Maths Assessment Task

Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties
Assessment task:

Complete this task and then add it to a blog post.

  • Pentagon
  • Rectangle
  • Hexagon


Here is a photo of my paper pyroxene crystal : Jun 21, 2017 8:55:25 AM.jpg




Monday, 19 June 2017

Showing Leadership 7



This week I have shown leadership when Mr Ladbrook asked for some volunteers to compete for a spot in the school cantamaths team,  so I volunteered to test myself go, out of my comfort zone and put myself into the pit, we have just recently got our first maths questions to try and do I have found them quite challenging but I'm going to be resilient and not give up, I have shown the CARE values Community and Active-Thinking, I have also shown the Leadership trait Goal-focused because I have set my goal an hopefully I will achieve it.

Showing Leadership 6



This week on friday we did buddy program with some juniors we were trying to have a game with them to try and improve their large ball skills and maths, I was in a group with Sadiyah, Daniel and Jordan, our game was bowling, we got some cones and the juniors had to try and throw or kick a ball to knock them down we added maths by : e.g if they threw the ball and knocked down four cones we would ask them and aquation like I have got 4 lollies and I ate 2 how many have I got left. I have shown the CARE values community and active thinking, I have also shown the leadership trait motivational because I was motivating them to try and knock the cones down.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Home Learning Challenge #5














This home learning challenge is E1. Research one of the 7 wonders of the world - make a model of it or present your findings creatively. I had to research my chosen seven wonder of the world which was the Pyramid of Giza then I had to use words to describe it.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Showing Leadership #5



This week I have shown leadership at lunch time after we had been to the library to return some books,  me and my friend went to see if jump jam was on but when we went we saw that there was hardly anyone there so we decided to join in, when we managed to get a pozi to give to our house colour mine is Rata and my friend is Rata, when we were there, there was some people being silly and they were screaming and shouting so they were asked to leave by the PAL that was running the jump jam and Mrs Martin, I have shown the CARE values Community and Respect because I was respecting the PAL and Mrs Martin because I wasn't screaming or shouting, I have also shown the leadership trait Active thinking because we saw that there wasn't that many people doing it so we joined in.

Key Leadership #5


This week in the library me and my partner put the books back on the shelves then we went to scan the books but before we did Mrs Ward told us that we had to be careful because she has just got a brand new scanner, so we had to keep it on it's stand unless we were using it. After the library had closed Mrs Ward had to go help in the office because the lady that was normally there wasn't, while she was there we were aloud to stay in the library, I have shown the CARE values Excellence and Active Thinking, the leadership trait I have shown was Trustworthy because Mrs Ward trusted us enough to leave us in there by ourselves.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Key Leadership #4


This week in the library, the same student librarian asked me again, If we could switch days because she had band practice, so I said sure and we swapped. So on Wednesday I went to the Library put  some books away, scanned some books, it was really busy this week, Mrs Ward put on some music she put on the song from Moana and Frozen it was quite funny and cute because all the juniors were singing and dancing I have shown the CARE values Community and Excellence, I have also shown the leadership trait Trustworthy because I didn't say ha ha ha and went and told everyone someone was singing and dancing.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Showing Leadership #4

This week I have shown leadership in another area of the school. Because on Monday, Mr Muller wanted some help setting up the  hall for the assembly so went and help set up the chairs and open some windows. After that I went to the Library and finished some maths in my maths book this was the first maths that I have done actually in my maths book that's not online, I have shown the CARE value Community,  and I have shown the leadership trait Active Thinking.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Connectives and adverbial clauses


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

In this unit learnt about connectives and adverbial clauses

Connectives are words that are used to join sentences together.

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


Monday, 29 May 2017

Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots

In Maths we have been learning : Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.
This is part of our Number Knowledge.
It is important to just know these as we can use this knowledge in other areas of maths.


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


Here is an image of my Square Root Chart that can be found in my Maths book.


My next  step in Maths is : to use this new knowledge to help me solve problems in a variety of other areas of Maths.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Home Learning Challenge #4


Image result for alpine iceImage result for ice skates

This week I have done the home learning challenge C3 Organise a family outing, including the timetable, budget and write a summary of events. This Sunday we are going to go ice skating at alpine ice, with my cousins the time we are going is 10.00am till 12.00, and the prices are $15 for two hours with hired skates, and for two hours with your own skates is $11.50, I will go with my Dad, my sister and my two cousins.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Extended Abstract Assessment task

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 pracise 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
$10
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Jacket
The Surf Wave Company
$17
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Jeans
The Surf Shop
$29
May 24, 2017 9:57:32 AM.jpg
Tracksuit
The Surf Wave Company
$9
May 24, 2017 10:01:59 AM.jpg


Here are the screenshots to my IXL activities:


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My next step is:  To Find more strategies if there are any.