Thursday, 24 November 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
A custom 
Pōwhiri
Its when the  people of the marae welcoming .
Tangata whenua
Its the people that have a family history with the marae.
Manuhiri
The people that are visitors to the marae.
Tūrangawaewae
It gives you a base, rights and obligations.
Whanaungatanga
family
Manaakitanga
respect
Aroha
love

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……... What type of food the eat.


ANZAC day

Parliament

Compare and contrast map.


Treaty of waitangi

Treaty of waitangi reflective blog post.

link to 3 articles 

link to compare and contrast map




Tuesday, 22 November 2016

W.A.L.T find fractions,decimals and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers,simple fractions and decimals.


1. The first one is cheaper because 30% less of 60 is 40 and 40% less of 72 is 43.20

2.The second on is cheaper because 30% less of 120 is 84 and 20% less of 96 is 76.80

3. The first one is cheaper because 30% less of 48 is 33.60 and 45% less of 68 is 37.40

4.The second one is cheaper because 30% less of 86 is 60.20 and 25% less of 64 is 48


If you brought everything in the surf shop you would have to spend 212.80 dollars.

If you brought everything in the surf the waves                                                                                             company 205.40
                                                                               
                                                                                  The lest amount of money you could spent is 198.40

                                                                                  The most you could spend is 224.80    
                                                                             

                   

Friday, 23 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury



I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury


In this project I was working with Sam.L and Xanthe and we decided to create T.V AD

Here is a link what we made. Samantha L, Isabella and Xanthe Water Cycle TV ad


In this project we decided that our success criteria were:  
A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...
Why is this important?
Kept simple.
So that it an easy and fun commercial to film.
Memorable and effective.
People remember our commercial and why the water cycle is important.
Length is flexible, but keep it brief.
Because otherwise it may be too short and people won’t understand.
Humour
Because people will be more inclined to watch it if it’s funny and entertaining.
If you're not funny, don't make a jokey video.
Because otherwise your video will end up looking like a joke.


Overall our project did meet this criteria because... we executed our plan and put it into action.


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Assessment task




Instructions:

  • 1. Draw a 10cm x 10cm square.
  • 2. On the top line make a mark at 3cm and 7cm.
  • 3. On the bottom line make a mark at 3cm and 7cm.
  • 4. On the top line where you made the 7cm mark draw that line down 4cm.
  • 5. On the bottom line where you made a mark at 3cm draw that line up 4cm.
  • 6. On the top line at the 3cm mark draw a line to connect with the line at the 7cm mark
  • 7. On the bottom line at the 7cm mark draw a line to connect with the line at  the 3cm mark 

Friday, 16 September 2016

KORU GAMES

The sport that I did for koru games was touch .


Two of my highlights are:

  1. Winning a couple of games because we weren't the best team.
  2. Scoring tries because I didn't think I was going to get any.

Something that I am proud of is scoring some tries. 

Some advice I would give to years 7 for next year would be if you are losing don't stop trying.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

C.A.R.E



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:
 community         because: I have got the most ticks in community.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: Active thinking           because:I have the least ticks in active thinking

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: resilient and integrity

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Relational            because:I know how to use the care values interdependently.



Prestructural

Unistructural

Multistructural

Relational

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, 2 September 2016

Water cycle information report

          The water cycle.

Intro

The water cycle is the cycle the water goes thorough to recycle.The water cycle has three forms that it can appear as : gas,liquid and solid.There are four stages to the water cycle: evaporation,condensation,precipitation and runoff.

Evaporation

One of the steps of the water cycle is evaporation.Evaporation is when the sun heat up the water and the water evaporation (turns into gas).When the sun is hotter the water evaporates quicker because the heat make thing evaporate after evaporation the next step in the water cycle is condensation.

Condensation/precipitation

Condensation happens when the temperature changes,warmer air can hold more water vapor(gas)than colder air precipitation/rain fall more in colder places and less in hotter places eg deserts. After Condensation/precipitation the next step in the water cycle is runoff/groundwater.


Runoff/groundwater

Another one of the steps of the water cycle is runoff/groundwater.Runoff is the water from precipitation that run down into lakes,rivers,seas.some runoff goes into the ground to ground.Groundwater is the water that we drink,before we drink it goes through aquifers to get cleaned.


Conclusion

The water cycle describes how water evaporates from the surface of the earth, rises into the atmosphere, cools and condenses into rain or snow in clouds, and falls again to the surface as precipitation.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.


For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning challenging at the start because I didn't know how to do it.

In this activity adverbial clauses, I had to...see what part of the sentence was the adverbial clause.

WALT - I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns.

WALT - I can recognize 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 trying to remember all of the different types of names for nouns.

Something new I learnt was how to put these nouns into sentences.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Maths assessment task


Rich Assessment Task: WALT:  Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles and the volumes of cuboids.


Problem 1: 9 by 4 because 9 times 4 =36


Problem 2: 6 by 8 because 6 times 8 =48


Problem 3: 3 bags













Friday, 29 July 2016

3D printing learning

Today we have been learning about 3D printing we did a slide about 3D printing and we had to answer some questions.  

3D printing slide

Friday, 8 July 2016

Term 2 Te Reo Reflection







Unistructural

     


Multistructural


Relational

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 pai ki a koe ngā/te huarākau?  (Do you like fruit) 
  2. He aha te mea pai, ki a koe kei to pāti? (What do you like about your party?) 
  3. He mea pai ki ahau te/nga aihikirīmi (I like the ice cream)

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Music

W.A.L.TI 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…
  • Melody-a sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying a tune.
  • Harmony-the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect.
  • Form- how the song is put together.
  • Timbre- parts of the song that makes it unique.
  • Rhythm-a sound that keeps going throw the song.


Here is an example of my learning link

Friday, 1 July 2016

Student Led Conference Reflection

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: sharing lots of my learning with my parents.


What went well and why? I think that I got thought all of the SLC


What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
finding all my docs and asttle tests and having to stop for interruptions


What changes would you make for next time and why? I would not rush as much because I had time at the end.


Thursday, 9 June 2016

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

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

Name of Text: Underground Explorers

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Definitions
Void: an empty space or vacuum.

Fluorescent: able to give off visible light after being exposed to a source of heat, light, or other form of energy

Vulnerable: able to be hurt or injured

Interconnected: to connect or cause to be connected one to the other or others.

Seldom: not often; rarely.

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Example/Non Example
Is a void messy? Why or why not?
No because it's empty or vacuuming up things
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
Green because it was most seeable
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
Because of old age they are less stable and balance is shaky and on the other hand kids are full of energy and life.
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandelion? Why?
A vine because it is connected to the ground a dandelion is easy to pull out
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?
The olympics being in NZ because we never have olympics and we have elections every year.

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Word Associations
The plants in the garden are die during a frost
Vulnerable
There were lots of different paths that joined each other
Interconnected
I made a shot from halfway while facing backwards.
Seldom
We are still exploring  outer space.
Void
I can find my key ring easily in the dark.
Fluorescent

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
Vulnerable/Fluorescent
They are similar because the use of fluorescent is sometimes used to prevent injuries so people will see and stop at the fluorescent signs .
Void/interconnected
They  are similar because in a blank space there is always connecting to something else.

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Extended Writing
Think of a time when you felt as though you were in a void or when you saw something that happens seldom. Write a paragraph about this.
When I had moved house and we were going around the house with barely anything in the rooms and it was empty.