Wednesday, 6 September 2017
In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.
We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.
Here is a link to our online Modelling book.
This shows the process that we have followed.
Here is the letter that I have written letter
Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.
One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was putting it in order
My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future. To make it in order
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
On Thursday I did my pals with Caleb we did jump jam for the kakano (juniors). We got about 50/70 kids as it was inside lunch we got more.We did about 6/7 songs for them to dance to. They all liked it and we hope that next week the field is open. So I hope we can get more little kids to play out side.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
On Thursday I did pals with Caleb we did jump jam for the Kakano (juniors). We got about 20/30 kids. We did about 6/7 songs for them to dance to. we had to tell some of them off for run ning and playing tag games.They all liked it and we hope that next week they like it even more. So I hope we can get more little kids to play next time when we do it.We are hoping to double the people.
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
On Thursday I did my pals with Caleb we did jump jam for the Kakano (juniors). We got about 20 to 30 kids. We did about 6 to 7 songs for them to exercize to. They all liked it and we hope that next week the field is open. So I hope we can get more little kids to play next time when we do it.We are hoping to double the people if not tripple.
Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers
I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions
A prisoner sits in his cell planning his escape. The prisoner is kept in by 5 laser beams, which operate along a corridor. Each laser is switched off at a specific time interval for just long enough to allow a person to walk through. The time between being switched off for each laser is shown below:
- Laser One = every 3 minutes
- Laser Two = every 2 minutes
- Laser Three = every 5 minutes
- Laser Four = every 4 minutes
- Laser Five = every 1 minutes
The guard patrols and checks the prisoner each time all the laser beams are off simultaneously. Because each laser only switches off for a short time the prisoner knows he can only get past one laser at a time. He has to get past the five lasers from 1 to 5 in order. Laser One is at the entrance of the prisoner’s cell and laser Five is at the door to the outside. He also knows that if he spends longer than 4 minutes 12 seconds in the corridor an alarm will go off.
Can the prisoner escape without the alarm in the corridor going off? Yes
If he can escape, how many minutes should he wait before passing Laser One?18 minute
How much time will he have after passing Laser Five before the guard raises the alarm?21 minutes
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.
- During this unit of learning we:
- Described the characteristics of silent performances.
- Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
- Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
- Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.
The most challenging part of this unit of learning was coming up with a plan because you could chose a range of things
The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
The story that my group told silently was some one was throwing a ball and then thew other person ran away with it.
Overall I think my group worked ( well, really well, not so well) together because we completed it.
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.
The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:
- Year 7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.
Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read. After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.
Here is some evidence of my learning.
My Next Step is to continue to apply the reading and research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.
Saturday, 17 June 2017
In reading we have been learning to….apply some criteria to evaluate texts eg accuracy of information and presence of bias.
Here is a link to our online modelling book
We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:
- Quality of language/ information.
These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
Monday, 29 May 2017
I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions
Please complete these two problems. You will need to explain how you got the answer.
In our household, there are twice as many cats as humans, with sixty legs in total.
How many cats are there to be fed? 12
How many cats are there to be fed? 12
Cat = 4 legs x 2 =8 legs
Human = 2 legs
Total 10 legs
60 divided by 10 =6
This means there are 6 humans and twice as many cats = 12
Three men run a business together.
The proportion of the profit they each get at the end of the month is based on the proportion of the funds they have invested in the business.
The April profit is shared out so that Al gets one third, Bob gets one half and Chuck gets one sixth.
In May, Des joins the group, investing half as much as Bob invested.
What share of the profit can Des expect to get? One fifth or 20%
We made the business investment to be $600 so ⅙ of the business to be $100 so that makes the following
Al ⅓ = 2/6 = $200
Bob ½ = 3/6 = $300
Chuck ⅙ = ⅙ = $100
Des then put in $150 so that would make a total of the company to be $750
$750 divided by 100% multiplied by $150 = 20% or ⅕
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Evaluate statements made by others about the findings of statistical investigations and probability activities.
In the newspaper article, ‘Which Social Media for Teens?’, it was reported that young people are using different forms of social media than they did a few years ago.
Read the article below and comment on whether the reporter’s statements are consistent with the survey data.
Which Social Media for Teens?
It looks like Facebook is no longer cool amongst the teens of today. Instagram and Twitter have taken over the most popular social networks among American children and these kids are ditching Facebook.
Research has shown that today’s teens are no longer using Facebook. Rather, they are using Instagram and Twitter. There has been a steady decline in the usage of Facebook, with all other social networks increasing in popularity. Surveys of 15,000 social network users between the ages of 13 and 19 over the past three years, gave the following results:
Source: This article has been created for the purpose of this statistics exercise and is not from any publication.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
The 52 story tree house
This story is about two boys who decide to make a tree house and there on there 52 story one it used to be a 39 story tree house but they added another 13 story. Andy decided to make a book writing machine and it tuned on them and wouldn't let them back in. So they stayed at Jill's for a few night's with all the animals.
so every day they decided to go back to the tree house they tried hitting the door with a big log.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
This term I have been reading and studying the novel …fat four-eyed and useless
I found this novel very interesting because you never really knew what was going to happen next.
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 7/8 Standard
Year 7/8 Standard
- using several pieces of information to make inferences
- using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
- I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Games with minimal or no equipment.
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.
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?
hide and seek
|so we know what to do if all the sports gear was taken|
and so we can play at home with no equipment
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are is being a pals and trying touse no equipment or minimal
because ilike sport games such as rugby
My Next Steps.Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are asking the kids what they want to play
Because the kids don't always wont to play
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.28/2/17
Hi I'm Sam and I am going to make a article for you
Leadership is a skill of being able to motivate people/ teams to work towards a goal. There are 6 traits of an effective leader: Integrity, Trustworthy, Resilient, Goal focused, Active Thinker, Motivational.My key leadership role is pals which is when you make an game for the other kids.My goal is to get 50 or more kids and to show the 6 traits.`
One of the traits are Resilient and that is one of my goals because (jak and Lindsay) do their job,of writing the peoples names on the board each day of the every week.I have got to show resilience when the kids don't like the game that we are playing we have got to change. When you are resilient you have to think of what game to change too if the kids don't like.
My next paragraph is about active thinking. Jak O' shows this value when he’s got too 2 things on he has got to think what one is more important and do that one. When they don't like the game you are playing you have got to have another idea for an game. Being resilient you have got to motivate people to play your game
Motivational is a great trait because you came motivate younger people too get involved. Lindsay has shown it to motivate the other pals too do their job on the days they are meant to be on. You can make kids want too play your game.
Feedback from Mr Ladbrook
Nice work with the commas and brackets. Your ideas are mostly developed and you have linked some of them. Your next step is to remember that proper nouns need to start with a capital