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?
invzilbl tag
tag
touch

cones
ball
bibs
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………..it 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

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10 Assessment task

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


1. Find all the factors of 16


16
x
1
=
16
8
x
2
=
16
4
x
4
=
16
The factors of 16 are: 1 2  4 8 16


2. Find all the factors of 20


20
x
16
=
20
10
x
2
=
20
4
x
5
=
20
The factors of 20 are:1 2 4 5 10 20


    
3. Fill in the missing factors below:
8
1
2
4
8



16
1
2
4
8
16


32
1
2
4
8
16
32

48
1
2
3
4
6
8
12
54
1
2
3
6
9
18
27


Here are the 3 screenshots to my IXL activities:


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My next step is: to get it done faster