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

Image result for friends the snake and the lizard
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.

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