Thursday, 14 April 2016

PALS Excellence #1

On Wednesday, at lunch, I had PALS duty and it was kakano. I was the only one in my group who could do it. I didn't give up even if I had to do it myself. I motivated my friend Alex to help me. It was very nice of her. At the start of the PALS game, no one came to play. I thought, if we try convincing people it might work better. Still, no one came. I used a strategy where I just told the kids: YOU CAN EARN POZIS! And it worked better. We played soccer. Me and Alex joined in with the game. They were clear on the rules and knew what to do

I was very resilient during my PALS.
It helped me more when I showed motivational. 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016


WALT: investigate situations that involve elements of chance/probability.

Visual Art

WALT: apply the knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork.

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was relational.
The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were blending colors and using different kinds of the same color to paint

Here is a photo of my art work:

My next step in visual art is to try fill in the white gaps and try to color without any white showing.

Term 1 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:
Integrity Trustworthy Resilient Goal focused Active thinker Motivational

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is resilient because even though I don't have enough people to help me with PALS, I still look to the bright side and think of something else.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is motivational because I need to motivate people to do what I want them to do.

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is what leadership is: It is a skill of being able to motivate a team/individual to achieve their goal.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is extended abstract because I can evaluate ideas really well.

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

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Librarian Excellence #2

At lunch on Monday me and Alex had librarian. We finally got to issue books and return them. The library was pretty stuffed. Near the end of lunch, I helped pick the books up that was lying on the floor and picked up a little rubbish. I also helped sort the books out and make sure they're in place.

I showed active thinking by cleaning up the library and making sure it is tidy..

I showed that I can be trustworthy by not putting books in the wrong place and doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

Must Do Excellence #2

Monday 11 was the kauri assembly. We sang our school waiata with pride and the choir performed on stage. I was in the choir performance and it was very nerve racking. I didn't think we were ready. 

I was empathising by thinking of how the rest of the choir would feel like in our first performance.

I was demonstrating active thinking by focusing on the song and the lyrics.

Monday, 11 April 2016

My Exposition

WALT: Follow the writing process to write an exposition.
This is my conclusion in my exposition.

Taylor Swift and Edmund Hillary are both pretty great. In my opinion, Edmund Hillary is better. He is more than a mountaineer and is really kind hearted in all the things he has done. Edmund has been a great leader by helping other people and is a phenomenal mountaineerWhat he has done is amazing. People wouldn't be there without him. He has inspired me a lot to keep trying no matter what and to never give up (Resilience). I state my opinion, Sir Edmund is better for the many reasons i have above.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Librarian Excellence #1

On Monday At lunchtime, me and Alex had librarian Duty. Firstly we helped each other put the books away from the tray. There were a lot of books to put back, but me and Alex did it.

I was collaboration by getting the job done and not mucking around.

I was very goal focused by focussing on what I have to do and concentrating on my part of the job.

Must Do Excellence #1

At lunch, I played on the playground with with Alex and Wariesha and we did some flips and tricks.
We went on the blue bars and flipped of them.

I show resilence by not giving up when trying a new skill and to keep trying to get it right. E.g. Flips.

I was very motivational to Alex and Wariesha because I convinced them to try the flip and I was there to make sure they were safe. I also demonstrated trustworthy because Alex trusted me to catch her if she needed.