Friday, 22 September 2017

Koru games reflection.

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was boys volleyball.

Our team won all of our games up until the final.

I found the experience to be good because I got to learn new things throughout the games.

In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is extended abstract because I can work very well in a team and I can include everyone in the sport.

For Teamwork; my solo level is also extended abstract because I can participate in creating a great team atmosphere by taking responsibility and actions in a critical manner.



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.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Convert between metric units using decimals.

In Maths we have been learning………..


Convert between metric units using decimals.
Converting is part of our Number Knowledge.
It is important to just know these as we can use this knowledge when we are solving measurement problems.




Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  






SKI JUMP  - This is the activity that shows my ability to apply the knowledge I have learned.


Here is link to my Ski Jump problem solving activity answer sheet. Ski Jump Answer sheet

My next  step in Maths is…… to use this new knowledge to help me solve a wide variety of measurement problems

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Letter Writing

In Writing we have been learnin' to: Write a formal letter.


We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.


This shows the process that we have followed.


Here is the letter that I have written Draft letter


Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.


One thing that I found challengin' about writing formal letters was thinking about what to write


My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Run, Linda Aksomitis book review

Run Linda Aksomitis 

Run is a young adult book about a boy and a girl named Jacob and Victoria.Jacob and Victoria's family's were united byJacobs father and Victoria's Mother dying and their remaining parents connecting the two family's.
Victoria has been infected with polio
and things aren't looking too good for her. So Jacob has been reading her "The Wizard Of Oz"  to keep her entertained throughout bed-ridden days.
 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel … Run by Linda Aksomitis


I found this novel ok because the story was partially enjoyable but overall it wasn't the greatest book ever.


During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers


  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarize information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialized vocabulary of a particular field.)

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  5/10 and I would /would not  recommend it to others to read because overall I found this book quite boring and because Jacob's sections are very vexatious to read because whenever there is an 'ing' he gets rid of the g and puts an apostrophe in its place.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Music Term 2

  
For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1. NZ artists compared to international artists
2. Visual communication
3. We learned a rap called Mother Earth Rap


Something I found challenging was Identifying NZ artists and International artists.