Friday, 25 November 2016

NZ Identity Treaty of waitangi

Link to the modeling book 
The treaty of waitangi compare and contrased map 
I found the aboriginal part really interesting because i have only learnt about the treaty of waitangi. I also liked learning more about the treaty.
I still want to learn more about there culture.

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.

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 
Rights to the marae 
family connections 
caring for people on the marae and elders 
Love  and respect.

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……...powhiri

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

improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are standing in the middle of the stage

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was when the person before you told you what to do and you did it because people chose some cool stuff for you to do.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was at the start doing stuff on the computer because I didn't under stand then.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

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:

  • John sits on the fourth seat
  • The leader of the house sits on the fifth 
  • John has been sent out before for talking over the speaker

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

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

The activity I did was Football.

Two highlights from  Koru Games
Being part of the team because they made every game fun no matter the outcome.
Not having to do school work because its nice to do something different.

I am proud of getting two goals because getting goals is good.

Next year I would change sport because football is fun but change is good.

Friday, 2 September 2016

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

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, the first few activities i found challenging because i was just learning

Something new I learnt was what grammatical constructions even are.
The water cycle

The water cycle is the process water goes through between,sea and the atmosphere. The water is relayed through the process. The water changes it’s state throughout the process liquid, gas and solid. There are four stages to the water cycle. They are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and groundwater/runoff.


Evaporation is when the water rises up into the sky and forms clouds. You can’t see it it's an invisible process. Also on a hot sunny day evaporation is greater, Vapor in the air is called, humidity. In a lot of hot places there is a high amount of humidity. Once the water has evaporated it forms into water which is called precipitation.

Condensation and Precipitation

Condensation and Precipitation is when the water falls from the clouds. When the water heats up and then rises to form clouds. Once the clouds get really heavy. It starts to rain or even snow, sleet or hail. After the water falls from the sky some will go in lakes, rivers, mountains and the sea.

Runoff and groundwater

Runoff and groundwater is when the water comes of the mountain. Groundwater is the water underground it can be very clean. When snows on mountains/hills then when it melts and comes down it is called runoff.Groundwater is the water underground which will eventually flow out to sea. Groundwater in Christchurch is very clean due to glaciers.

The water you drink today has gone threw this cycle many times.
This is Josh and I's mandarin video here is the vidio

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses

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For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning a bit challenging because i didn't know much at first.

In this activity Link! , I had to Identify the adverbial clause in each sentence by highlighting it.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

My Student Led Conference

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: Sharing my learning with my parents.

What went well and why I was worried before I came because I thought I would muck up but I didn't.

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC nothing apart from being worried about getting stuck.

What changes would you make for next time and why know where my paintings are because i had finished and we and some time left so I showed my parents my paintings but first I had to find them.

Monday, 6 June 2016

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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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?
Not really well unless someone fell down it there would be blood
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
Fluorescent yellow because it’s brighter than fluorescent green and fluorescent orange.
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
Because there bones are fragile.
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandelion? Why?
Vines because interconnected means to connect two or more things together
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?
NZ elections are more seldom because there every 3 years and Olympics are every 4 years

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

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
Be both of them you stand out.
You could be in an interconnected cave and then you fall down a void

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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 scored  two goals in Saturday football in two weeks that's more than I had scored last season. Also In softball when I caught someone out I hadn't caught any one out last season or this season because the ball would never come to me and when it I caught it.

My Short Story

For this piece of writing I have focussing on my vocabulary and punctuation. I have been learning to: 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, The engine ripped as the waves smashed against the steal boat, they were heading for a island, that is surrounded by trees in the middle a volcano. Jimmy is told to put on some boots
because recently the lava from the volcano has made the ground really hot, but Jimmy isn't that clever especially when it comes to tying laces, and these boots like most had laces finally they were nearly there.

Then it was silent, the motor cut out. A few seconds later the man said you have to get of here ahead the waters to hot for the boat you will have to swim to shore. So then Jimmy jumped out and headed for land. The driver of the boat wasn't lying about the water it was had bubbles coming up from the heat of the water like when you boil water for pasta. That's probably how they cook on this island .

One he got to the shore there were kids doing all sorts of games in the jungle and on the beach. So then he went off to were he was staying.

It was a little hut with a hammock, and lots of candles there was no electricaty and you don't need heater, when the volcano heats the hole island up so much. He was only staying at the island for two nights so he had to make the most out of it. He talked to some adults and children about how life was there and if they were worried about the volcano. Also he went for a swim it was really nice, as Sun fell kids started to disapere. Adults and Tennagers came out because there were music also people with fire.Then he went to bed. Jimmy is a adventure and planned to explore the forest.

It was hard to get to sleep last night because the music was really loud, and he wasn't used to sleeping In a hammock after about half an hour he moved to the floor which made his back really hot, but he got used to it and fell asleep.

8:32 in the morning it said on his watch but that was wrong his watch was american time,but the sun was so so probably around nine to nine-thirty.

He went out side with his hiking gear witch also included his camera, as well as his go pro that went on his sun hat, the volcano had smoke coming out of it but he thought it was okay because he is dumb, he found some monkeys also some really cool birds and took some photos.

The volcano started to erupt flowing out like a upside down funnel it was flowing really fast but jimmy couldn't see the lava because of the trees. Jimmy was taking a picture of a monkey eating a mango in the background was the volcano the monkey was about ten meters away from jimmy when it started to run away followed by lava coming in hot, he spotted it and started to run not very fast though, he nearly got to the tree line when his laces came undone and he tripped up but didn't know how to tie them and he couldn't get them off they were too tight when he was engulfed by marshmallow like lava. He died... 

Then one of the news crew helicopter was reporting how the lava spread across the island

When they spotted something moving! They went into have a closer look. It was man swimming in the lava! That man was jimmy.

Thursday, 14 April 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 identify patterns and trends in context, within and between data sets (Year ⅚ standard)
  • I can compare distributions visually (Year ⅞ Standard)
  • I can compare sample distributions visually, using measures of centre, spread, and proportion (Year 9/10)

Here is link to my Statistical Literacy spreadsheet link Link  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.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Term 1 Integrated Learning - Leadership

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.

We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are Goal Focused, Integrity, Trustworthy, Active thinker, Motivational and Resilient

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is Trustworthy because if the teachers ask me to do something i will do it straight away.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is Goal Focused because sometimes I go off task but iv been getting better

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is Integrity because I didn't know what it meant but now I know what it means

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is relational because I wouldn't exactly be able to evaluate where I'm at.

My next step in learning about leadership is to apply everything that I have learned about leadership to my own leadership roles.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

authors purpose

The books we had read were really interesting especially the independence games, I think that i did the follow up activity pretty well.

My Authors Purpose Follow 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

PE striking and fielding

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 Keep your eye on the ball

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were cup your hands or reverse cup as early as possible.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to follow threw the shot because it will then go further

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to keep my eye in the ball more often because then i might not be dropping as often

The game that I enjoyed the most was rounders because there was so much going on and it was so exciting.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

WALT: I can gather, evaluate, and synthesise information across a small range of texts

Today we have been working on this Evaluating information chart. We had to wright reasons from websites we looked at, why we should or shouldn't change the flag. We wrote reasons why we shouldn't change the flag on the left side. On the right we wrote why we should change the flag on the right side..
Here is a link to me and my partners doc that we came up with.


Thursday, 17 March 2016

Know the relative size and place value structure of positive and negative integers and decimals to three places

WALT: Know the relative size and place value structure of positive and negative integers and decimals to three places

The images below show that I have learnt how to do the activities