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Sunday, 20 August 2017

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I learnt… We learnt about... Nouns, Adverb, Adjective, Pronoun, Preposition, Conjunction, And... Adverbs.

A grammatical construction is to with parts of speech.

In parts of speech, I already knew what… A Noun is, and what a Adverb is and that is about all I knew.

The ones I didn’t know were... Conjunction that well and one of the most ones I did't know that well was Adjective.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Term 2 Book Reveiw

I like this book because it was very interesting. I liked it because they made it really interesting and there were lot's of events that happened and there was a painful part that happened in the story. There are two main characters in this story. One of the main characters are at middle school almost at high school. 

Tuesday, 4 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.

Describe Map One NZ Tax Money

Describe map Two Microbead Free

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. You have to have the right punctuation.

  1. You have to know 2 referees.

  1. Your C.V has to be short and not to long.

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

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

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:

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

Friday, 5 May 2017

Reading Book 40 Book Challenge Term 1

Rule Of Three

In the rule of three there is three girls called Joey,Stevie and Alex.
Alex has away's been the actor in the family.And the other girls are not really actors.When there are auditions for the school musical Stevie Wants to do it but there is a problem Stevie wants to get the spotlight one. But Alex Wants the lead.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Term 1 [blog post 1] 2017


Every Thursday the year 7/8 go to Lincoln primary school to do technology.
I am in Food tech today in food tech we made our own cupcakes I had a great
time making them.

On the way to technology I was only talking to the person next to me.I was showing the Care
values by saying thank-you to the bus driver and not talking loudly.On the way back I was only
talking to the person next to me.

I had a great time at technology and I can't wait until next time!   

Current Events Term 1

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

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

Leadership Article

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.

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?
Tag games
drip drip drop
hunger games
capture the flag
invisible touch  
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 

My Strengths.  
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