## Tuesday, 21 November 2017

### NZ Identity: Parliament.

As part of our New Zealand Identity unit we have been learning all about New Zealand Parliament.

Here is a link to the online modelling book for this unit if learning.

We have learned all about the different roles that people have in parliament.

Some things that I have found interesting are:
1. Anyone can be kicked out of parliament.
2.

My next step is to see parliament in reality this/ next year on my Wellington trip.

## Sunday, 20 August 2017

### Assessment task connectives and adverbial clauses - Milan Stirling

I can make links across texts by recognizing connectives or adverbial clauses

In this unit I learnt what an adverbial clause is and a connective/ conjunction.

A connective is words that join a sentence together.

An adverbial clause describes the place, time or action that occurs in a situation/ consequence.

## Friday, 11 August 2017

### Milan Stirling - Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers - Assessment Task

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 12
• Laser Two = every 2 minutes  12
• Laser Three = every 5 minutes 15
• Laser Four = every 4 minutes 16
• Laser Five = every 1 minutes 16

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, because it’s under the 4 minutes and 12 seconds.

If he can escape, how many minutes should he wait before passing Laser One?
He doesn't have to wait.

How much time will he have after passing Laser Five before the guard raises the alarm? 12 seconds.

## Tuesday, 25 July 2017

### Book review - Friends

The most interesting book I read in Term 2 was "Friends" By Joy Crowley and Gavin Bishop I really enjoyed this book because it was about a snake and a lizard becoming friends and surviving in the desert. The snake and the lizard search the desert and try to find shelter, food and water but they come across trouble.

## Monday, 17 July 2017

### Assessment task- Creating a Pyroxenes shape

Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes
by their geometric properties Assessment task

## Friday, 7 July 2017

### Term 2 Novel study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel see ya, Simon

I found this novel interesting because he is a normal boy with normal characteristics but he cant do normal things

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 7/8  Standard
• I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  7/10 ( insert your rating here) and I would / would not recommend it to others to read because I feel like it sure teach's you a life lesson because not many people get to live the life others do and we need to enjoy it.

## Wednesday, 5 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:

• Year7/8: 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 - Where does all the NZ tax money go?

Describe map Two -G7 fail to agree on a climate change

My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

## Monday, 3 July 2017

### Music Term 2

Blog Post Title: Music Term 2

For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1.New Zealand and world artist
2.Quotation's - Music is life that's why our hearts have beat's
3.Rap and Hip-Hop

Something I found challenging was finding New Zealand artist and making sure that they weren't world artist

## Monday, 26 June 2017

### Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

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. Punctuation, use full stops, capital letters and comma's.

1. Right use of language make sure it makes sense.

1. Correct information make sure its true.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

## Wednesday, 7 June 2017

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

In this unit I learnt what a grammatical construction and a rhetorical pattern is.

A grammatical construction is a group of words that form a sentence and are considered as a single unit.

A rhetorical pattern is A piece of writing that groups or categorises ideas.

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of a grammatical construction and a rhetorical pattern.

## Tuesday, 14 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.

The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.

 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 Bibs and cones encase we have no equipment

My Strengths.
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are play games with no or minimal equipment because this is our task

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment absolutely no equipment because that's our task

## Friday, 3 March 2017

### Assessment Task-Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10

Here is a Link to my Assessment Task-In this task I had to find all the Factors I did three IXL task from the google classroom i had to get to 100%