Friday, 26 August 2016

Must do Distinction #2

On Tuesday I went to technology in the mornings. I traveled on bus to Lincoln Primary School. I was in the sowing/design group and we made paper patterns. We also talked about safety around needles, machines, pins etc. We all had to do a test before we start making our own textiles creations. I learnt how to thread the sowing machine so we can start sowing. I didn't get it at the start but now I know how to thread the machine with no problems. My favourite part of the lesson was making the paper patterns with the fabric. There were a lot of fabrics to choose from. I got a purple ish pinky indigo color for my fabric to use. First, we had to choose our fabric, then, we had to get a big piece of pear and draw a kind if shape on it, then, cut the shape out and press it down on the edge of the fabric, and finally, cut the fabric out.

I showed excellence by getting the paper pattern done and trying my hardest to complete sowing tasks from the teacher. Even if I found it hard I gave it a go with different fabrics. If I keep practising I'll get better at it. It was my first time working with fabrics and needles and sowing so it was a struggle.

I showed leadership by doing what I was supposed to be doing and not mucking around when I haven't finished. I was being fair to others who needed help for the teacher to come round and not go to me all the time.

I was being a role model by listening to instructions so i will be safe and making sure I'm being safe so I don't hurt myself doing the sowing task. I was also getting on with what I was supposed to be doing instead of talking to my friends so much.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Reading Grammatical Constructions

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:
  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging the test because its hard to get my revision back from so long.

Something new I learnt was different types of nouns like proper nouns, pronouns etc.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Using 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.
- Use standard written form of addition.

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 to remember all the strategies and using them to help me figure other maths problems.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

PALS Distinction #2

On Wednesday,1:10 at lunch, Alex, Wariesha and I had our PALS duty on. The field was closed so we had to use the junior courts for our junior PALS activity. We did skipping activities and Wariesha and I did the long rope. When we placed all the ropes down, we had lots of kids come along to get involved which made me happier. I gave out a heap of pozis to the people who were getting involved properly and the people who could jump to 20 on the long rope. The juniors are actually really good at jump rope. We saw a lot of people having fun with the ropes and playing fun games with it too, like helicopter. When the bell rang, all the students went back to their calasses except from a few who helped up pack up.

I showed respect to the other students by being patient with them and giving them pozis for being good or helping out for the activities. I was also letting them have fun while giving out pozis to the children.

I showed leadership by turning up to my duty on time even if the field's closed. I also showed leadership by helping out any juniors who are stuck; wether it's getting untied or something else. This is leadership because we can help out anyone if they're stuck.

I was being a role model by running the skipping activity positively with a positive attitude. I rolled model to the juniors how to be fair and respectful when running an activity like this.