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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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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?
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
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
Be both of them you stand out.
Void/interconnected
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.