Saturday, 6 May 2017

visual language assessment blog post

Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Question 1:

Show your working and answer here:2/6 or  ⅓ because there are 6 possibilities and 2 chances of penny getting her choice of toppimng.

Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:
2ams mataira has to use $4 by buying four bubble gum

2b ms mataira has to use $6 buying six bubble gum

2c:mr smith has to use $9 by buying 9 bubble gum

Question 3:

Show your working and answer here:

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Term 1 Book Review

fire in the sky 

This story is about… the pink and white terraces that erupted in June 10, 1886, the volcano erupted and they thought it was a earthquake but it was going to long. So they didint know what it was so they run outside up the hill and saw the fire in the sky. Mud from the volcano it was up to there knees they had to get away from it. my opinion on this book is all right it takes awhile to get to the good parts. If you like long stories i would recommend it to you     

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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 favourite topic was The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council. ...because… i like looking at designs and getting involved in them and i like skate parks

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.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel fire in the sky

I found this novel ok  because… it was not as interesting as i thought

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.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Writing Leadership Article

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 a piece of my writing that shows this

Leadership is a skill of being able to motivate people/teams to work towards a goal. There are 6 traits of an effective leader: Integrity, Trustworthy, Resilient, Goal focused, Active Thinker, Motivational. My key leadership role for 2017 is head pal. This means that each day i have to write who is doing there duty on that day And remind them to do their duty. In order to be a good head pal I need to show the effective leadership traits in my role.

One of the leadership effective traits is motivational means the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something. Shane van gisbergen he wants people to me motivated to do what you love. I want people to play games and try not to get people board in games my games i will show that by doing different games each day and mix up the rules. how will i demonstrate this leadership trait in my role by getting people to make their own games at lunch time. So people don't get in trouble. You also need to be trustworthy because you can cheat and you would be biased

One of the leadership traits of an effective leader is being trustworthy. Being trustworthy means that you can be relied upon to do what is needed or right. Jamie whincup he has never cheated and a race so he is being trustworthy. I need to turn up to my duty so i have to be trusted to do that. And can not be biased because that would not be fair and people will leave. Goal Focused is A person or a group who works hard to achieve results they have set.

Goal Focused is A person or a group who works hard to achieve results they have set.
Sam johnson he started a Facebook page which evolved into the Student Volunteer Army and the Volunteer Army Foundation Charitable Trust. Both are incredible team projects. Important to be goal focussed my goal good is to make sure people enjoy the game and turn up to duty. I will demonstrate this by just turning up and choose interesting and fun games mix it up for people.

Overall to be a good leader I need to show these effective leadership traits motivational,goal focused and trustworthy. I will make sure I show these
These leadership traits to be an effective leader.

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.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )

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?
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esay to set up and do not have to find a lot of stuff

My Strengths.  

Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are getting involed …………..because……… is fear

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are to use no equipment…….  Because…………… esay to play and dont have to take a long time to get equipment