Monday, April 10, 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Abandon Ship


I found this novel OK  because i didn't pick abandon ship so it was a bit boring.


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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities

Question 1:

Show your working and answer here: I got ⅓ because you put ⅔ the half it and get ⅓






Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:

2a: Ms mataira has to spend $4 by buying four bubblegum


2b: Ms mataira has to spend $6 by buying six bubblegum


2c: Mr smith has to spend $9 by buying nine bubblegum

Question 3:
Show your working and answer here: There was six tiles if he got it right the first time he would have only had to do it once.


What is you next step? 1/6



Finally, add the screenshots from the 3 IXL activities you did here:

Activity One
Activity Two
Activity Three

Monday, March 20, 2017

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?
invisible tag.players, 4 cones and bibs.don't no why.
My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are i tried my best because i tried my best
My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are to challenging myself  Because i didn't challenge myself.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

writing leadership article

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

I have been especially focusing 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.



one of the leadership traits are trustworthy that means you are able too to every pals duty on Wednesday. a leader that has shown trustworthy is bill gates by having a lot of people trust him.
and i have to be trusted by coming to each pals duty with my partner

Monday, March 6, 2017

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

Assessment Task:


1. Find all the factors of 16


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


2. Find all the factors of 20


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


    
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
16
48
12
54
1
2
3
6
9
54
27

Here are the 3 screenshots to my IXL activities:




My next step is: is to complete my tasks quicker.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.


We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
there own way of doing things
Pōwhiri
its a welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
people who are connected to the marae
Manuhiri
people who visit the marae 
Tūrangawaewae
The place you stand (home base) in a marae
Whanaungatanga
relationship and family connections
Manaakitanga
Taking care of others and respecting elders
Aroha
Giving respect,concern and hospitality

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……...


Parliament


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • That John Key sits in 4th seat
  • The speaker has the right to do anything 
  • The Sargent in arms holds staff thing 

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.