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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Blog Title: Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel See Yah, Simon

I found this novel good  because I learnt about muscular dystrophy

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 9/10 Standard
    • I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
    • I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

Monday, 20 March 2017

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 touchBibs
So we can play them at lunch


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

I have been especially focussing 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 of an effective leader is Goal focused. An example of a goal focused person is Cristiano Ronaldo because he is determined to score a goal against Lionel Messi. In my my role it is important to be Goal Focused because If were not we might get side tracked about other stuff and get nothing done. The way I am going to show this in my role is to only do one goal at a time and go in a quiet place so I don't get distracted. But as well as being Goal Focused you will need to be Trust Worthy.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Home Learning challenge #3 (Merit)

Today was the garden show it's gone from Wednesday to Sunday today we had to pack up me and Josh were the only ones from  the gardening club helping to pack up because the rest weren't there. I showed community by showing  up in my weekend to help.

Leadership area blogpost #4 (Merit)

                                      Leadership meeting

Last time we came up with the bin idea but we then got the bins and painted them.
I showed Excellence because I remembered to bring spare clothes and I told a teacher I couldn't go to gardening club because I had other things on.

Leadership Blogpost #4 (Merit)

                                           Kapa haka

At Kapa haka we learnt ataroa the song and then sung it and we also sung some other songs.
I should Respect because I respected the teachers and I also showed Excellence by being a role-model.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Leadership area blogpost #3 (Merit)

                                    Leadership meeting

At the leader meeting today we watched a video from the grip leadership. It told us activities to do throughout the year. Then the house captains came up with an idea that we are going to do. We chose to have four rubbish bins each in the four house colours and who ever filled their bins with rubbish first gets lots of house points. The second gets a bit less and so on. It will help keep the school tidy and its another way to get house points.  So therefore I showed Community.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Leadership blog post #3 (Merit)

                                    Today at gardening club

Today at gardening club we had to paint candy canes I got to paint the really big ones with house paint because I was the only one to bring a painting shirt. They were going to be used for a house. At lunch it wasn't compulsory but I went. I had to paint the smaller ones because the big ones were finished later on. We had to paint crates brown to look like kit kats. The care values I showed were excellence because I was the only one to bring a painting shirt and I also showed community for showing up to the optional session . 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Home Learning challenge #2 (Merit)

Earlier today I made a poster for our class which is now LM so I wrote a huge LM in bubble writing and then lots of small ones in different styles. It looks really good.

Leadership area blogpost #2 (Merit)

                                    Leadership meeting

At the leadership meeting we all got given a sticky note and a pen that we had to right a theme that someone would have to talk about. Then we put them in a pile. And got given one that we had to talk about for thirty seconds. The care value I showed was Respect for respecting the speakers and laughing at appropriate times.

Leadership blog post #2 (Merit)

                                         Gardening club

Today at Gardening club we were getting ready for the garden show. At the gardening club we are going to have big candy canes for the garden show so last year we sanded the tubes that will be used for the candy canes so that the paint would stick. But today there were three jobs one was getting cups and making holes in the bottom so water could drain out. Another one was to fill the cups with dirt and poke a hold in the dirt so the plant can go in. The last job was to take the plants out of a container and put them in the cups. When they grow they will be red and white to go on the candy canes. The care value's I showed were excellence because I did it fast.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Leadership area blogpost #1 (Merit)

                                      Leader Meeting

Today at the leader's meeting we got our job descriptions for our role. Each position has different objectives on the job description.  One of the things on my job description was to do a house activity each term. I showed Respect by looking and listen to the teacher.

Leadership blogpost #1 (Merit)

                                        Gardening Club 

At gardening club we had to move wine barrels that had plants inside back to where they were before the holidays. Last year we had moved them behind the classrooms. I showed Community because I helped a teacher by moving the plants back, I also showed excellence by getting the job done quick.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Home Learning Challenge #1 (Merit)

This evening I completed one of the active thinking home learning challenges, I created 2 cards. The first card was a birthday card. To make the  bunting I used real bunting and cut off the bottom and then stuck them to the card with glue. Then I wrote Happy Birthday with pens. As my mum's birthday is coming up I am planning on giving the birthday card to her. She will really like the card as she loves silver.