Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Current Events Term 1
In Current Events I covered these topics:
- The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
- Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
- Christchurch Earth Memorial
- The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
- The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.
My favorite topic was...The red zone regeneration plan because…it was fun reading and learning about it.
Here Regeneration Plan on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.
The Reading National Standards I have achieved are
- Year 7 and 8
- Identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts
- I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.
Term 1 Novel Study
This term I have been reading and studying the novel …Abandon Ship
I found this novel (interesting) because…I like reading about events that have happen in the past and I like reading books that have a good tittle.
During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.
National Standard this covers
- Year 7/8 Standard
- using several pieces of information to make inferences
using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
- I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
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.
What makes a good Peer Mediator
My key leadership role is peer mediator.Each week I go around the school with two other people.We see if there are any problems. Leadership is a skill of being a role model to others.
The 6 traits of an effective leader are:Integrity,Trust-Worthy,Resilient,Goal Focused,Active-Thinker and motivational.
One of the leadership trait's for an effective leader is Integrity because being Integrity means that you are being honest and fair. A leader who has shown Integrity is...Richie Mccaw he has showed Integrity when he was playing the rugby games.This leadership trait is Important to my leadership role because when you do peer mediator you can not take sides.It is important that you show...Active-Thinker.
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.
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?
drip drip drop
capture the flag
|For capture the flag you would need cones and flags|
for drip drip drop you would need a water bottle
for invisible touch you wold need some cones
for tag games you would need cones
for the other games you don't need that much equipment
|If we had a short time to play a game you would want something quick to start playing|
It is good to play games that don't have that much equipment so you don't have to put that much away
so you can get stuck in the game so you get to play it for longer
So you can get the rules over and done with so you are not wasting game time
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are…Getting involved in games .because...If it is game a game that I would not like that much I would still play it.
My Next Steps.Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are…getting to know where the game space is so I wont pass it Because ... Sometimes I go out of the game place