Monday, 16 October 2017

Election Argument

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.


YOU SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR NATIONAL  
Personally I believe that Labour is the best party to vote for, because they are doing the best they can for New Zealand. They are planning to save the trans, make sure everyone's safe by increasing police officers by 1,000 and help people with babies and toddlers. Ensure access to justice for trans people

Ensure access to justice for trans people
Everyone should have the same basic rights regardless if you are transgender or not. Transgender people are still humans and should be treated the same as others. At the moment transgender people aren't treated fairly in the criminal justice system. Increase police officers by 1,000 over three years

Increase police officers by 1,000 over three years. Increasing the number of police officers should bring crime under control. Having less crime will make New Zealand a better place. It will all so create more jobs for people. Pay $60 per week to families with babies and toddlers.

Pay $60 per week to families with babies and toddlers. It enables all children to have the best possible start at life because it can sometimes be very hard for the families in child's early years. It gives the family with young children financial security. It enables the children to have a good start to life with the essentials they need.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
I strongly believe that the worst policy National has to offer is Tighten freedom camping rules and increase funding for tourism infrastructure. National thinks that if we tighten freedom to camping rules then people won’t stay long camping and will respect the area more. They also think that tourism is hugely important to the economy. I think that one of the many reasons this is a bad policy is because people should be able to go where ever they want when they’re freedom camping. Instead of restricting the areas so people will respect it they should just tell them and if they don’t just trespass them cause other people shouldn’t suffer from others consequences. I believe with the tourism National shouldn’t fund it because it's a waste of money, tourist should just stop because if they were put in our shoes they would understand. Now to the conclusion

Now I have stated to you why you should vote for Labour. By far in my opinion Labours the best party because they are gonna try there hardest to protect people so they can be who they wanna be and help people.
The points I have stated are the Labour policies such as Ensure access to justice for trans people, Increase police officers by 1,000 over three years, Pay $60 per week to families with babies and toddlers.
By now you know what party I’m clearly going to vote for.



My next steps are: To ass more detail to my reasons why they should win (Agreement)

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Technology (Excellence week 10, blog post 20)

Today the yr 7/8s had Technology at Lincoln, this pentad I'm doing cooking. It was are last pentad for cooking. Today we made banana chocolate chip loaf, berry smoothies and bacon and egg muffins. I liked the smoothie the most. At Chinese we made paper lights and got to write something in the middle. I showed Excellence today by trying my best. I showed the learner quality of resilience by not giving up when I was making my food.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Koru Games


Koru Games Reflection

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was Netball

Our team won 6 games and we got 12th overall

I found the experience to be amazing because you saw friends from other schools and its was just amazing

In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is Extended Abstract because I seeked advice and used it.

For Teamwork; my solo level is Extended Abstract because I work good in a team



Individuals and groups
I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students
I can work in a group with my friends.
I can work in a group with anyone in my  year level or team  


I can respond positively to the needs of others
I can reflect on how well I work with the group and seek feedback on how I can improve
Teamwork

I need help to interact with others.

I need help to participate in a team.
I can interact with others one to one.

I can participate in a team.
I can interact with others in a small group.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.
I can participate in creating healthy teams by taking responsibility and critical action.

Koru Games (Excellence week 9, blog post 19)

This week the yr 7/8s had Koru Games, I was in the Netball A team. On Tuesday we won all three of our games, on Wednesday we won two of ours games and lost two, then on Thursday we lost two games and won one. Over all in the whole competition for Netball we got 12th place. We played really good as a team and you can see how everyone has improved since we first started training together. I showed Community by trying my best in all the games. I showed the learner quality of belonging by being part of the team.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Technology (Excellence week 8, blog post 18)

Yesterday the yr 7/8s had Technology, this pentad I'm doing cooking. We made creamy chicken and bacon pasta. It tasted so good. I showed excellence by following the steps and not being silly. I showed to learner quality of questioning by asking the teacher or help when I didn't know what to do.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Technology (Excellence week 7, blog post 17)

Yesterday the yr 7/8s had Technology, this pentad I'm doing cooking. We made chocolate and berry cupcakes. We got to pick if we had banana or berry in them, and each group got a different sugar. My group got white sugar.  I showed respect by listening to the cooking teacher. I showed the learner quality of Collaborating by talking to my group about the steps to make our cupcakes.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Technology (Excellence week 6, blog post 16)

Yesterday the yr 7/8s had Technology, this pentad I'm doing cooking. We made vanilla cookies with different types of sugar. So one group got raw sugar, anther group got white sugar, anther group got brown sugar and my group got caster sugar. I liked the taste of the brown sugar ones because they were the best tasting. I showed respect by listening to the cooking teacher. I showed the learner quality of  belonging by staying in my group for 10 weeks and not giving up.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Home Learning Challenge ( Excellence week 5, blog post 15)

Family outing to Botanic Gardens.

Budget $25



12.00pm
Arrive at Botanic Gardens
Walk around and look at the plants and garden
12.30pm
Explore the treacher hunt

1.00pm
Have a picnic at the park
Play on the playground
2.00pm
Go home
Talk about day

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Canterburys (Excellence week 5, blog post 14)

Today I couldn't go to Technology because I was at Canterburys for netball. I showed Community by taking part in the team and doing my best when I was challenged. I showed the learner quality of communicating by talking with my team to make a game plan.

Canterburys (Excellence week 5, blog post 13)

Today I couldn't do my PALs job because I was at Canterburys for netball. But I showed excellence at Canterburys for trying my best and playing hard. We had 7 games and we won 5 of them a drew 2, but something weird happened and somehow we didn't get to go to semis. I showed the learner quality of communicating by talking to my team and making a plan.

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. I showed the learner quality of communicating by talking with the kids to make sure they didn't go crazy. 

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. I showed the learner quality of belonging to the new cooking class.

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. I showed the learner quality of trustworthy by being trustworthy to show up to my job duty.

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. I showed the learner quality of Collaborating with Anneke to make our pillow. 

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. I showed the learner quality of questioning by asking for help with Chinese so I could sing the song.

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 wouldn't get bored while waiting. I showed the learner quality of resilience by when some of the little kids weren't listening I keeped going and didn't give up.

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. I showed the leadership trait of Emphasis because a little girl fell over and hurt he knee so I put myself in her shoes and thought about how it would feel if it happened to me and so I helped her up and took her to a teacher.

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. I showed the leadership value of Self Awareness by making sure I was safe while holding the hot glue gun.
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.