Thursday, 30 June 2016

PALS Excellence #10

On Wednesday, at lunch, Wariesha, Alex and I, grabbed out the skipping ropes for the juniors for our PALS duty. Firstly, a lot of juniors came to us when we were holding the skipping ropes. We told them to wait on the junior courts ready for us to come. When I put a bunch of skipping ropes on the ground, a lot of juniors rushed to grab one. We also did two stations of long rope where people skip in the middle while two people twist the ends. There were a lot of people involved in it so I was really happy. Although, they did make a mess in the end, but we cleaned it up.

I showed community by cleaning up the skipping ropes at the end and putting them back away.

I showed integrity by making sure everyone gets a rope and not left out, and I think I did pretty good on that.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Student Led Conference Reflection

The things I enjoyed most about my student led conference was showing my parents the tests because I got good results and it was easy to do that step.

I thought my writing went well because they understand what I'm trying to show them and some of it was my best writing from terms 1 and 2. 

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
Trying to get them to listen and not to laugh. 

I would try to improve my slides so it will have more information so I wouldn't get stuck on what to say next.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Librarian Excellence #9

On Monday, I had my librarian duty at lunch. As always, I start placing books away back onto its shelf. There are always a lot of books at the start, but then we get through them at the end. My favourite type of books to put away are the senior fiction ones. I also helped with some issuing, returning and reserving. After that, I wondered around the library to see how everything is going. It was going pretty well. I looked at the time, and it was time to pack up! I went over to all the people in the library and asked them politely to pack up. There was a big line of people who wants their book issued.

I showed Active Thinking by doing the right thing and getting on with my duty. 

I was resilent because I kept on going even though I had a lot of stuff to get through in the library.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

PALS Excellence #9

On Wednesday, at lunch, I played a game of small field soccer for PALS. We only had one person at first, but en during the game a lot more people came to play. Alex, Wariesha and I, joined in the game and had lots of fun. At the start, I thought this game would fail with this less people. Thankfully it was a success and we got on with the game before the bell rung. Success!!

I was resilient by not giving up even if we thought the game wouldn't work.

I showed integrity by joining in the game to make the teams fair.

Monday, 20 June 2016

WALT use a range of multiplicative strategies.

In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.
The strategies we have been learning are:
- Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
- Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
   64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
- Use doubling / halving, trebling/ thirding and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
  eg.  12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
- Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.
- Solve problems using simple cube numbers .
- Use an algorithm to solve division problems.
Here is a link to my multiplicative strategies assessment which shows that I know why and how I use particular strategies. This doc also has screenshots to show which IXL activities I have completed as part of my learning. 
My next step in my Maths Learning is learn strategies for long division. 

Librarian Excellence #8

On Monday, at lunch, I ran to the library to do my duty. When I first went in, I saw there was ALOT of books to put away. I thought in my head, that I'm going to be busy today. So I placed all the books back with a little help from Alicia. There were a lot of senior fiction books to put away. After all the books are put away, I issued and returned a lot of people's books. I like the issuing part because I liked using the scanner.

I showed communication by communicating with others and getting on with it.

I was showing active thinking by doing my duty first and then talk to my friends.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

PALS Excellence #8

On Wednesday, just before 1:10, Alex, Wariesha and I, set up a game of Cones Up, Cones Down with the kakano. It was a quick and easy game to play. They listened to the instructions but didn't really follow them. For the first round, the boys won, but the second round, the girls won. It was quite fun running the game. There wasn't as much issues. We quickly snuck in a quick game of octopus just before the bell rung. The octopus was a bit better Thant the Cones Up Cones Down game.

I was being self aware by being at my duty at the right time.

I was an active thinker by thinking of different strategies to make this game go well.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Librarian Excellence #7

On Monday, as soon as I finished my lunch, I headed straight to the library to do my duty. There were a lot of books to put away. I started with the senior fictions since there was a lot of them to put back. It took me quite a while. There were a lot of kids who wanted some books, so I helped them issue it. I also read to some little kids who wanted me to read to them. I also went around the library to see if everything is going okay. There were a lot of people in the library and there were no problems.

I was being self aware by going to the right place at the right time. 

I was goal focused by working on the things I needed to do instead of things that are not necessary.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

PALS Excellence #7

On Wednesday, at lunch, me, Alex and Wariesha, set up a game of Capture The Flag for the kauri PALS activity. We used cones for the flags and the setup and we used bibs to separate the two different teams. I was quite happy about the amount of people who came. There were a mix of boys and girls from different kauri year levels. Although the amount was good, but the instructions and rules needs improving. The boys wanted to do a boys vs girls round, and we were fine with it. Me and Wariesha joined in and Alex would stay and watch the game. It went pretty well and a lot of people enjoyed too. I gave out heaps of pozis to the people who were playing fair.

I was connecting and sharing ideas with my group on how this is going to work when we were stuck.

I was resilient because I kept the game going even if I didn't want to do it anymore. The end was more successful.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Year 7/8 Standard: Reading Assessment task

WALT: I can use a wide range of comprehension strategies to understand text such as: - using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes - gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts - identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.
TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • It can be accessed on a device.
  • It is useful for going to far away places.
  • Can be on paper.
Who created “Senakairs?”?
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • you enter in the place you want to go and the the sneakairs will take you there using the GPS.
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • you don't need to look at a map.
  • it allows you to explore new cities and towns.
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • The EasyJet team, still needs to adjust the prototypes. The smart shoe has a 3 hour use and is hardly enough for a tourist to explore cities and towns.
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • Improves your running.
  • good for sport that involves a lot of action.
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • mini bending tracking device that can lead to any place at all and can fit in your pocket easily. You dont have to worry about breaking the sneakairs and the mini bending tracking device comes in all sorts of colors, any color you want.

TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.
A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.
Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. Snow softened the cliffs where lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.
Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the mountain's north-east flank. Packed grey and green trees rose on either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.
Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this mountain. He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind. In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'

Monday, 6 June 2016

PALS Excellence #6

On Friday, at lunch, I helped out Mr Folely to run his activity on the field. I didn't do my duty on Wednesday, due to a closed field, so I thought I could make up and help him run a game for the kauri and kakano students at lunchtime. We played a game of Capture The Flag with a mixture from the kakano and kauri students. It didn't take long to set it up and it was a quick game that most people enjoyed. We gave out heaps of pozis and ran out of some. It was fun to run because I liked watching them play. We explained the rules perfectly so they were fond of it. We also separated them out with bibs and the bibs team won all the rounds.

I was self aware by letting them play and being aware of what's happening in the game. 

I was showing integrity by being honest and fair and making sure everything goes right. They were all honest and played fair so I think I've achieved it.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Librarian Excellence #6

On Monday, at lunch, I went to the library to do my duty. Firstly, me and Alicia puts some book back onto the shelves. I had a range of different books in different places. I also looked around the library, for people who were being sensible. At the same time, I grabbed my self a book and issued it for myself.
At the end, it was time to pack up. I had to call out "Library's Closing". Most of the people listened, some of them still stayed there for a while.

I was communicating nicely to the people that it's time to pack up. I didn't shout at them even when they didn't leave. 

I was showing integrity by actually doing my job and not purposely putting books in different places to where they're meant to be.