Thursday, 17 August 2017

Pals (Excellence week 4, blog post 11)

Today Maddy L and I had PALs. We did Jump Jam in the hall. The big screen wouldn't turn on so I held a game of Simon says while we waited for it to turn on. I showed Community by giving up my lunch time to make sure the little kids had something to do.

Technology (Excellence week 4, blog post 10)

Today the year 7/8s had technology at Lincoln. It was the start of our new pentad, this pentad I'm now doing cooking. Today in cooking we made hotdog traps. They tasty delicious. I showed respect by listening to the steps and the teacher.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Home Learning Challenge (Excellence week 3, blog post 9)

Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary was born in Auckland New Zealand in July 1919. He was a famous mountaineer in New Zealand. In 1953 he went Nepal and set up base camp on the bottom of Mt Everest. Him and several other mountaineers with their Sherpa's, Sir Ed's Sherpa was Tenzing. They set out on 28th of May, their Sherpa's carried 15KG packs to the summit of Mt Everest.

They only spent 15 minutes on the top. Once at the bottom the Queen gave him the coronation medal and knighted him.

Hillary climbed 10 other peaks in the Himalayas and reached the south pole on a trans-antarctic expedition his group was the first to reach the pole using motor vehicles.

In 2008 he died at the age of 88

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Pals (Excellence week 3, blog post 8)

Today Maddy L and I had PALs. We couldn't find the sound box so we went to the hall and played octopus until Mr Muller came over with it. I showed active thinking by being flexible by changing it up so the little kids wouldn't get bored while waiting.

Technology (Excellence week 3, blog post 7)

Today the yr 7/8s had Technology at Lincoln Primary. This pentad I'm doing design, it was our last time doing design because next pentad were doing cooking. Today I got my 3D printed design. I made a turtle and a key ring. At Chinese we learnt how to say dates and we did a test I got 10/10.  I showed respect by listening to the Chinese teachers.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Technology (Excellence week 2, blog post 6)

Today the yr 7/8s had Technology at Lincoln Primary. This pentad I'm doing design. Today I made a new basketball because my one last week broke. I also got my hair tie and sewed bells onto it, so when ever my head shakes you hear bells. In Chinese we learnt birthday months and how to sing happy birthday. I showed respect by listening to the Chinese teachers.

Pals (Excellence week 2, blog post 5)

Today Maddy L and I had PALs. We had to swap days because this term I have to got to Te Hapua on a Friday. We did Jump Jam but the laptop wasn't working so me and Maddy were flexible and started a game of Simon says while we waited for Jump Jam to load. I showed active thinking by being flexible by changing it up so the little kids would'nt get bored while waiting.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Multiplicative Strategies

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers


I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions




The escape


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?
3 minutes

How much time will he have after passing Laser Five before the guard raises the alarm? 21 minutes

L1
3
6
9
12
15
18
L2
2
4
6
8
10
12
L3
5
10
15
20
25
30
L4
4
8
12
16
20
24
L5
1
2
3
4
5
6

L1
3 minutes
L2
4 minutes
L3
5 minutes
L4
8 minutes
L5
1 minute
=21 minutes



Monday, 31 July 2017

Home learning challenge (Excellence week 2, blog post 4)

I help around the house 10 times without being asked the jobs I did were.

  • Emptied dishwasher
  • Walked dog/cat
  • Hung out washing
  • Vacuumed
  • Filled dishwasher
  • Baby sat my sister
  • Fed rabbits
  • Emptied the rubbish bin
  • Tidied room
  • Cleaned bathroom

Friday, 28 July 2017

Pals (Excellence week 1, blog post 3)

Today Maddy L and I had PALs. This week it has been really wet so we did Jump Jam in the hall, Maddy and I stood up the front and did the actions. I showed Comminuty by using my lunch time to do PALs.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Technology (Excellence week 1, blog post 2)

Today the yr 7/8s went to Tech at Lincoln. I'm doing Design this pentad, today I made a mini basketball hoop and mini basketball for my room. I did sheet B as well. At Chinese we were learning the month and date, I learnt when my birthday is. Wǒ de shēngrì shì 8 yuè 13 rì means My birthday is 13th August. I showed respect by listening to the teacher.
Heres a picture of my finished Basketball hoop.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Home learning challenge ( Excellence Week 1, blog post 1)

Term 2 Book review

Image result for tom gatesThe most interesting book I read in term 2 was "Tom Gates extra special treats" by Liz Pichon.  I really enjoyed this book because it was a really funny. In the story Tom finds hidden treat around the house and then he finds something that worth a lot of money. He also goes to school and they get stuck at school because it snows and hes stuck with Marcus until his dad comes to pick him up but then his cousins are home and....

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Home Learning Challenge (Merit week 5, blog post 16)

Today I prepared a formal three course meal for my family. I served garlic bread for the starter, pasta bake for the main and ice cream with chocolate slice for dessert .  



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Home Learning Challenge (C6) (Merit week 5, blog post 15)

Over the weekend I decided to clean out my draws and give them to someone in need. I filled up a bag of clothes to give away.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Pals (merit week 5, blog post 14)

Today Maddy L and I had PALs, we did stilts and shooting hoops with the little kids. We had over 30+ people come to out activity which is great. The little kids looked like they were having a lot of fun. I showed community by giving up my lunch time to run an activity for the little kids.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Technology (merit week 5, blog post 13)

Today the year 7/8s went to Tech at Lincoln. I'm in design, today I put my name on the list to get my 3D design printed. I also cut out the shape for my pillow and made a little pillow. While I was at Tech I showed community because I was tidying up at the end really well and got chosen to get a lolly.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 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.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Home learning challenge (E6) (Merit week 4, blog post 12)

Family Holiday 
Where to: Los Angeles
2 adults, 3 kids
Our budget: $6,000

Flights: $648 per person one way

Total: $3,240 


Accommodation: $329 for family per night 
Total: $658


Taxis+Buses: $300


Spending money: $800 per day 
Total: $1,600


Out total: $5,798 
Which leave us $202 extra for souvenirs 


Friday, 30 June 2017

Pals (merit week 4, blog post 11)

Today I was on PALs with Maddy L, we ran stilts. We had over 20 kids come to are activity, thats good but usually we get 30+ but since Jump Jam was on most of the juniors went to that. I helped out a little girl that fell over and I took her to Mrs Harris to get a ice pack. While I was there I showed the learner qualities of resilience when not many people were at our activity I didn't give up and leave.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Technology (merit week 4, blog post 10)

Today the year 7/8's went to technology at Lincoln, on the bus I was respecting it by not picking on the seats even though there were lots of holes.At technology I'm in design and today we watched a video about phones and what the were like in the 1980s. Then we filled in sheet a and b and started making our prototypes. I finished my prototype and it looked good. I'm making a pillow with "Ohio" on one side and "OFC" on the other side, I'm doing this project with Anneke. We hot glued on the writing for our prototype because there wasn't anything else to do it with. I showed respect by not talking while the teacher was talking and on the bus by not shouting across it.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. That you need to tell the person thats reading your C.V how you can do all of the expected things

  1.  That C.Vs are very important because the person that will hire you needs to know that you will make a good employer.

  1. Your C.V needs to be not to long but detailed

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.  


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Home learning challenge (merit week 3, blog post 9)

I made my friend Ella a birthday card for her birthday since it was her birthday yesterday. I showed Active Thinking by making her a present by using ICT .

Friday, 23 June 2017

Pals (merit week 3, blog post 8)

Today Maddy L and I had PALS. It was raining outside so Maddy and I ran Jump Jam from 12.50pm till 1.10pm. While I was doing this I showed the learner qualities of resilient by not giving up when some of the little kids weren't cooperating that well and motivational by motivating them when they didn't find the song very good. 

Maths

Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties

Assessment task:

This is what I ended up with for this task.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Technology (merit week 3, blog post 7)

Today the year 7/8's went to technology there I'm doing design. When we got there the teachers showed us a video about the top 10 best 3D printed things. Once the video had finished the teacher gave us a piece of paper and we had to rule out some shapes. I ruled out all the shapes and I got a stamp off my passport. After that we went on tinker cad. I made a keyring that has my name on it. I also made a dice and a turtle. I got two stamps off my passport for completing that. At the end we had a Kahoot quiz and Anneke and I won. I showed active thinking by using my time wisely and making sure that I got it done on time so that I could try different 3D designs. 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Home learning challenge (merit week 2, blog post 6)

 Today I prepared a formal three course meal for my family. I served garlic bread for the starter, lasagna for the main and chocolate mousse with ice cream for the dessert. I showed community by making food for my family.  







Friday, 16 June 2017

Pals (merit week 2, blog post 5)

Today Maddy and I had PALs. We did stilts with the juniors. While I was doing my duty I showed the value of community, by giving up my lunch time to make sure that the juniors had something to do.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Technology (merit week 2, blog post 4)

Today we had technology. It was are 3rd rotation for are new pentad. I'm now doing design. Today we were making monster pillows. While I was there I showed respect by listening to the teacher and not being silly on the sewing machines.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Leadership around the school (merit week 1, blog post 3)

Today at morning tea a little girl came up to me a bit upset. She had no one to play with, so I played with her. I showed community by giving up my time to help anther person.

Pals (merit week 1, blog post 2)

Today Maddy and I had PALs. It was a bit wet so the field was wet, we helped out with jump jam in the hall. While I was doing my duty I showed the value of community by giving up my lunch time.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Technology (merit week 1, blog post 1)

Today we had technology. I'm doing science this pentad. Today we dissected muscles and seeing what the body parts were. While I was there I showed respect by listening to the teacher and not being silly.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Novel book review

Image result for ghosts bookThe story Ghosts is about two sisters named Catrina and Maya. There family moved to a new strange town named Bahía de la Luna that was all about ghosts, all everybody would talk about was ghosts.When the girls were exploring the new town they met a boy named Carlos he was a worker that would take people on tours around town and tell them facts about the ghosts. While Carlos was showing the girls around the town and where the ghosts where Maya got to excited when she saw the ghost and the worst happens