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.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
there own way of doing things
its a welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
people who are connected to the marae
people who visit the marae 
The place you stand (home base) in a marae
relationship and family connections
Taking care of others and respecting elders
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……...


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.

Friday, September 23, 2016

water filter

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Josh and we decided to created a water filter

This is our video :-)

Here is a link what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were: it needed to be strong, to last a long time and to be portable.

Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because it was strong, it lasted and it was portable

Monday, September 19, 2016

Music blog

I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music… (list them below and explain what they are)

Timbre: I s the tone on the music.

Rhythm: Is a patterns in the music.

Harmony: Is the effects music.

form: Is repetitive sound.

melody: Is the tune in the music that gets stuck in your head.

Here is an example of my learning (add link)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Koru Games

The activity I did was: Touch rugby.

Two highlights of the Koru Games are: 1. Food because it tasted good. 2. Our touch's where really good because we run up quickly.

I am proud of: Doing touch because it was super fun.

Next year I will: Try harder.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

CARE blog post template

Copy and complete all of the text below onto a blog post:
CARE: My progress so far
The CARE award that I am working towards is: bronze
The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is: respect because: I got a lot of ticks.
The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: excellence because: I don't have as much ticks as respect
To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits:
On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Multistructural because: I haven't got bronze yet





Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.
I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.
I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.

Friday, September 2, 2016

WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

mprovisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are, think on the spot.

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at loud voice.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was doing the games because the games were really fun.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was getting on the stage because I don't like going on the stage.

My favourite improvisation game was the present game because it was really cool.

My next step/ something I need to work on further in improvisation is go in the middle of the stage because I didn't go in the middle of the stage.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The water cycle information report

The water cycle

Introduction: The water cycle is a process that the water goes through between land, ocean and the atmosphere. Water is a process that is recycled throughout the process the water changes state throughout process - liquid,gas and solid. The steps in the water cycle is evaporation, condensation precipitation, runoff/groundwater.

Evaporation: When the sun heats the liquid from the river, lakes and the ocean, the liquid turns into evaporation. When the liquid gets evaporated it turns to gas what is invisible. On cold days the water doesn't evaporate as much as on hot days the evaporation happens more. In hot places there is a high amount humidity. The gas what floats up turns into a cloud that's called condensation.

Condensation/ precipitation: Condensation is when a gas floats up to the sky and turns to a cloud. Precipitation is when it snows, rains, sleets and hail. Water vapor always turns back into a liquid. The air always has some water. Condensation happens when temperature changes. After condensation it will snow, rain, sleet or hail in the mountains then it will run down the mountain in a river, there are also under ground rivers called groundwater.

Runoff groundwater: Runoff is when water runs down the mountains under the mountain and above. runoff is nothing more than water what runs down the land's surface. There are rivers flowing under your feet. Groundwater stores a huge amount of under ground.

Conclusion: The water cycle is a good way to recycle water, because you don't wast water.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:
The parts of speech.
The types of nouns.
The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging… adjective, adverbs, collective noun

Something new I learnt was... What adjective, adverbs, collective noun mean

Friday, July 8, 2016

Term 2 Te Reo Reflection





Extended Abstract
I can say 1-5 words about celebrations in te Reo Maori.  
With help, I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations, using te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer a range of questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori. I can teach others these questions and answers.

In Te Reo this term I have been learning about using vocabulary around food (Kai) and celebrations (Ngā hākari)

Here are some sentences, with english translation in brackets, that I can say confidently (list 3-4).

1. He aha te mea pai, ki a koe kei to pāti? (What do you like about your party?)
2. He pai ki a koe te/ nga ______? Do you like ______?
3. Kāore e pai ki ahau te/ nga___ . I don’t like______. 
4. Ae, he pai ki ahau te/ nga_______.  I like________.

Monday, June 27, 2016

How my student led confidence

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: important the e-AsTTle photos.

What went well and why? Every thing because I got it done.

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC? Putting in the links.

What changes would you make for next time and why? I would change the background because it didn't change it.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Logan's vocabulary activities week 4

Year 7/8: I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Name of Text: Captain Cook - Charting Our Islands

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Surveying: to measure the shape, area, and elevation of with special instruments.

Latitude: the distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface. This distance is measured in degrees.

Longitude: distance on the earth's surface east or west of an imaginary line on the globe that goes from the north pole to the south pole and passes through Greenwich, England.

Circumnavigation: to go entirely around

Continent: one of the earth's seven major areas of land. The continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

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Example/Non Example
When do people need to survey land?
When there is a new country
What is Christchurch’s latitude?
43.5321° S, 172.6362° E
Does Wellington have the same longitude as Christchurch? Why or why not?
no because they are in different places
Can you take short cuts if you are circumnavigating something? Why or why not?
no because you are going around something
Brazil is on the continent of South America - true or false? Why?

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Word Associations
Countries that are on the equator are usually very warm and wet places to live
The council wants to build a new road
New Zealand is not one
Ferdinand Magellan did this first
Greenwich, England is at 0 degrees

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
latitude is cold and longitude is warm
latitude is cold and Circumnavigation is going around something

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Extended Writing
Think of a time when you had to circumnavigate something or survey something. Write a paragraph about the experience.
surveying is fun because you can get people's opinions on stuff and find out what the people said. Get info a what people would like to have or do.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My writing

use a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning (Year ⅞)
use all basic punctuation independently and attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses) (Year 7/8)
The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal

My Story...

Motorbike racer

David was at home sitting on his couch watching motorbikers racing, Then the mailman came and i sprinted outside and he said this is for David Johnson. And gave me it. Then i ripped it open then read it it said. Dear david you have been invited to a motorbike racing if would like to come it will on Saturday 27 April so you should get ready.

The race is at the race track on the end of frankson street. If you come 1st you win 85,000 dollars 2nd you win 33,000 dollars 3rd you win 10,000 dollars.

David goes to the race he is on his last lap in front of everybody he past the finish line. 2 months later he gets grabs a letter what said to come to an other race at the same place if you would like to he said yes.

When David Got on the train he was ready to race, two laps to go someone's right behind him he takes a right to try and get the guy From behind not right behind him he does that but the guy comes back behind him then he hits his tier so he loses control then he smashed into a wall. The medic came over and picked him up and said your neck is broken we will take you to the hospital and you will be fixed up.

After about 3 months he was out of his neck brace he went home. But he never went back to racing he just drove his motorbike with his mates.

Monday, April 25, 2016

“Are Devices Taking Over Our Lives”

For writing we have been learning to write an argument using the writing process. The topic was “Are Devices Taking Over Our Lives”.

Something I did really well in my writing was… that i had really good ideas

Here is a section of my writing that shows this.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

I can read and interpret a range of graphs

I can read and interpret a range of graphs

For maths I have been learning to read and interpret a range of graphs. This relates to the National Standards as it meets the criteria of: Delete the ones that are not yours
  • I can compare distributions visually (Year ⅞ Standard)

Here is link to my Statistical Literacy spreadsheet which shows all of the graphs and tables I can read and interpret.

I have also compared and contrasted some of the graphs. Below are the links to them

My next step is to use these in my leadership investigation next term.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

striking and frielding refiections

WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were……. stand side on

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were……. keep your eye on the ball

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to more power from your shot from shoulders and hips because i just swing from my arms

To Improve my catching and fielding  cup your hands or reverse cup as early as possible. because i don't do it fast so i don't catch it.

The game that I enjoyed the most was round off because it was so much fun.

author’s purpose

for my authors purpose i had to read two books. The  books that i read where persuasive text and entertaining texts. After i read them i had to fill out a sheet what said to write what texts i did and what language they used and I had to write ideas to support the language and to finish it of I had to say what texts I liked the most I said entertaining text because it was funny.