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

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.

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.

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. I learned the importance of spelling.

  1. I learned that the format needs to be professional.

  1. I learned that it needs to be true.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae. (C.V.)

Thursday, 22 June 2017



I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions involving circles

part 1 and 2 corners/bends 114.668 each, part 3 and 4 85.332 each straights

To find out the length of rope you must take the radius and times it by two, in this case it’s 36.5m so it becomes 73. Then you times 73 by pi giving you 229.336m. To find out the length of the bends you half it. For the straights you subtract 229.336 from 400 giving you 170.664 and then you half that giving you 85.332 for each of the straights and 114.668 for each of the bends.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Reason with linear proportions.

WALT: Reason with linear proportions
I have been learning 3 WALTS
1.National Standard 1: Combine simple proportions to work out what parts the whole is made up in a unit of 10 like 3 yellow with 7 blue, 5 yellow with 5 blue, 4 yellow with 6 blue. Say what the fraction and percentage of each stack is for yellow and blue.
2.National Standard 2: - Combine proportions to work out what parts the whole is made up of using non-multiple of 10 like 8 yellow:5 blue:4 white with 11 yellow:11 blue:11 white (19:16:15 and 38%:32%:30%)
3. National Standard 3: - Order fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator
My evidence: assessment task
My next step is: geometry

Monday, 19 June 2017

Evaluate text

Title: Reading - Evaluate Texts

In reading we have been learning to….apply some criteria to evaluate texts eg accuracy of information and presence of bias.

We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:
  1. Readability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Relevance
  4. Quality of language/ information.

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
(link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)

My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

term 1 book review, NANOTECH

This book is about high school science class on a field trip to Auckland NZ that are kidnapped by a white supremacist group known as NAB, their intended target was an american biologist professor Meinhoff. He had developed a deadly virus hat can destroy ethnic groups. The students and Bernie (their teacher) get in the way, and time is running out as they have to escape the kidnappers and save the professor.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

walt Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.

Assessment task: Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.

Question 1:

Show your working and answer here (you may need to add a photo of a tree diagram you frew on your little whiteboard): Since Aroha did not play connie, that means either beth played connie or  Delsey played connie. But because we know that Beth played Delsey and won. We can conclude that both beth and Delsey won their first games and Beth won the final.

Question 2:
Car number plates in the land of Automobile have two letters and two digits. How many different number plates could be made using two letters and two digits?

Show your working and answers here 26x26x99= 66924

Question 3:
Show your working and answer here: 5! = 120

Show your working and answer here: 5!=120

What is you next step?

Finally, add the screenshots from the 3 IXL activities you did here:

Activity One
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Activity Two
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Activity Three
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Games with minimal or no equipment

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )

Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
  • seaweed
  • stuck in the mud
  • bull rush
  • man hunt
  • tag
  • french cricket
  • soccer
  • football
  • basketball
  • baseball
  • softball
  • cones
  • ball
  • bat
  • so we don't wast time setting up and don't have to get the gear
My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are successfully leading some games with minimal or no equipment because I payed attention during Mr Mullers lessons.

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are choosing a better game Because people seemed to not enjoy them as much as a game that they don't know
In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.

Being motivational is a key leadership trait. This means that you can motivate students to put more effort into your game and feel better when they succeed. Many of the worlds great leaders have displayed this, one of these leaders is Stephen hawking. Stephen hawking stood out to me because even though he has A.L.S. (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), he still aspires to contribute more to the fields of cosmology, general relativity and quantum gravity, primarily in the context of black holes. I know that I can be motivational like Stephen hawking as a PAL. This is important to my role because we need to motivate students to participate in our games. I´ll accomplish this by by showing people how fun a game, that they already know how to play can be when it´s modified. As well as being motivational, goal focused is equally important.