Friday, 25 November 2016

Assessment Task

Link To Assessment Task

1. $60 that has 30% off is $42, $72 with 40% off is $43.20... In case the first thing is the cheapest.

2. $120 with 30% off is $84, $96 with 20% off is $76.80...In case the second thing is the cheapest.
3. $48 with 30% off is $33.60, $68 with 45% off is $37.40... In case the first thing is the cheapest.
4.  $86 with 30% off is $60.20, $64 with 25% off is $48...In  case the second thing is the cheapest.

1. If you bought one of each of the items what is the cheapest amount of money that you could spend $200.40
2. If you bought one of each of the items what is the most amount of money you could spend $224.80
3. How much would you save if you bought all the cheapest items in the stores $200.40

Monday, 21 November 2016

Taking Action - Milan Stirling

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Leeana and we decided to create a children's book

Here is a link what we made Me and Leanna's Book

In this project we decided that our success criteria were: (list the criteria you created on slide 7)
1. Work and Decide how were gonna write our story
2. Write our story
3. Edit it
4. Make it on story Jumper
5. Show it to some people and ask for their opinion 

Overall our project met the criteria because it followed our plan and
was colorful, easy to read and fits our purpose

The Key concepts to the Marae

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
A kind of way Maori do things 
A welcoming 
Tangata whenua
Describing Maori people 
Local people entering the marae 
Its the home base 
The connection between the local and Maori people
Respecting the elders 

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is the speech as the people of the marae welcome the local into there land

Friday, 1 July 2016

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were:getting my family to come over and learn about what iv'e been doing in class and what tasks i'm doing

What went well and why?
i think my reading went well because i showed a lot of key points and now they really understand what standard i'm at and what i need help with

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
i found it challenging because having to prepare for SLC and getting my SML done now that was the hard part

What changes would you make for next time and why?
probably fixing the maths goal like giving it a eg: and then writing one of my question

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual Art

Visual Art:
WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was extended abstract because i know all the techniques and how to use them

I techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were glaceing moving water colors and shading

Here is a photo of my artwork ---->

My next step in visual art is i don't have one i'm extended abstract

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Reading assessment: Comprehension

Year 7/8 Standard: Assessment task
WALT: I can use a use a wide range of comprehension strategies to understand text such as: - using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes - gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts - identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.
TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • that its grippe and meant for hiking
  • good for long walks
  • that its about seekers
Who created “Senakairs?”?
kim bussing
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  •  A built-in GPS will determine the wearer’s starting location while the Google Maps navigation tool will help chart the best route.  Whenever a change of direction is necessary, the app will communicate with the appropriate shoe via the Bluetooth and cause it to vibrate.
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • it has a built in GPS 
  • and when you change directions it will navigate where you go
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • before Sneakairs can go mainstream, the easyJet team still needs to tweek the prototype . Among the challenges that need to be addressed is the smart shoe’s three-hour battery life, which is hardly enough for a tourist to catch all the delights a new city or town has to offer!
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • maybe it could work as a fit bit and have on the toe right on the end how many steps you take 
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • maybe instead of seekers use head phones because you can listen to music and be navigated lets just hope it doesn't ruin your beat drops 

TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.
A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.
Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. Snow softened the cliffs where lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.
Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the mountain's north-east flank. Packed grey and green trees rose on either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.
Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this mountain. He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind. In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'

Friday, 27 May 2016

Kapa haka 2nd merit post

At kapa haka we do poi singing and actions I will explain how awesome fun and challenging these all are poi is challenging because first you have to keep in beat with the time second you have to know the beat third you have to move the poi we have a lot of trouble doing this but were getting to it 

Moving on singing matua tells us to connect and fell the words well not really fell it but were focusing on a really strong loud !! and passionate song hallelujah one of my favorites we also do actions to it we sing and then walk forward 1,2,3,4,1,2,3, ya you get it anyway kapa haka is really fun and you should if you haven't 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Peer Mediation 1st Merit post

For peer mediation I Walked around the kakano area and walked half of the field until the bell rang I was informed by two people that a problem was held right on the deck by the music room me and Amelia looked at the slip that was hanging on our necks I told them the rules and proceed  with the problem, the problem was about not taking turns so we explained to them how to take turns and we would check up on them at the end of lunch.

The quality's I used was active thinker because me and Amelia looked back at the slip with all the information and solved the problem we also walked around most of the kakano  area we also reminded two girls to put on there hat .

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

W.A.L.T : use all basic punctuation independently and attempt more complex punctuation (eg b semicolons, colons, parentheses) (Year 7/8)

Another beautiful day in Auckland “Are you kidding come on we can start this story in much worse way “ Hmm one wet rainy horrifying morning a girl named Jessica woke up terrified she had dreamed of the movie they watched last night, what was it called oh THE EXORCIST used to be one of the top horror movies well time she put that aside.

Moving on Jessica started off with her usual morning routine Netflix and chill brush teeth Netflix and chill have breakfast wait brush teeth before breakfast um oh well “ah” what's wrong Jessica “my blanket it’s gone i can't find it oh here it is I've had this blanket for about twelve and a half years almost my whole life and i’m thirteen it's so cold “ you have three blankets on you anyway let's start this story “I thought we have one wet rainy horrifying morning “ no we're just gonna carry on” fine.

Then Jessica's mum barges in “Honey I have to tell you something “ said her mum “what” said Jessica “were going on vacation were staying in Vietnam” omg omg omg says Jessica she has dreamed of going to Vietnam her whole life Vietnam has a lot of sun which means beaches every day she started packing her bag and realized all she had was jumpers and track pants she decided it's time to go shopping Jessica bought short shorts and a small crop top singlets and hats she was prepared it was two days until her flight was ready to take off.

Mum came barging in with disappointing news “we're not going to Vietnam it's been canceled but I've got better news we're going to Russia and were staying in a fancy hotel called st.regis” Jessica was very upset until she did some research did not come up with good information but she found out Russia is a cold and snowy place like Auckland and she thought all those clothes all that money wasted the only good news was the hotel was fancy and when i say fancy i mean fancy flash bathroom big kitchen awesome bedrooms it was practically a house.

It's time for Jessica to repack so she does hmm should i take the green sweater or the blue sweater “I think you should take the pink one” said Jessica's mum “mum what do you mean” said Jessica “ I brought a new sweater“ Jessica did not like it but she played it cool and said “that's great but I rather take one of my own “ “it is yours know you have a pink sweater so we can throw away your dark green blue and red sweaters “ said her mum "uh no now what im not going to wear that pink sweater " Jessica thought in her mind.

Jessica went to bed the next day was pretty casual wake up watch Netflix went to bed same old routine there is never nothing to do that's because we have the internet the day has come not a big day just the day WHEN JESSICA IS FINALLY GOING TO RUSSIA but yea not a big day as Jessica steps onto the plane she can tell how cold Russia is gonna be luckily Jessica brang her soft cozy blanket she snuggles up has her computer on opens up Netflix and Jessica and Netflix go so well together hang on wait up oh great there is no WiFi Jessica thinks maybe I should take a nap instead she goes to put her seat back WHAT ! ! you can’t i'll get a sore neck oh this plane ride is going to suck.

“Ohh this flight wasn't so bad but instead of two hours it felt like two minutes oh i must of fell asleep that explains why i'm dribbling what’s the time four o clock great “can I plz have your attention the plane is going to land put on your seat belts plz” as Jessica puts her seat belt on she starts to imagine what the hotel is going to be like BANG “what happened” “we landed “ said a passenger Jessica hopped off the plane and took a taxi straight to her hotel it's the first place she'd go since there is nothing else to do Jessica's plan is to go to the hotel and spend the day on her computer.

“Honey come on we're going out for dinner “ oh great now I have to go out Jessica spent her 3 days in Russia and was glad to know it was finally over .

It's been 3 days and I'm shivering luckily we're leaving today “no we're not we're staying for another two weeks” said her mum “SO MUCH FOR THE HOLIDAYS” .

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Investigate situations that involve elements of chance / probability

W.A.L.T : Investigate situations that involve elements of chance / probability 

this is my score on IXL i have gotten 80% on
 this task we had to explain how to calculate a
 range of different elements of
 probability / chance.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Striking and Fielding

Striking and fielding

WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were stand side on and aim where I was throwing .

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were calf my hands and aim where i'm throwing .

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to swing with two hands and watch the ball

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to move to where the ball was hit or thrown and mayby stretch my hand out when throwing .

The game that I enjoyed the most was the game when you had to run around the base as many times as possible and when bating hitting the ball with a tennis racket .

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

I can describe how to identify author's purpose I can also describe the language used by authors to achieve their purpose.

I can  describe how to identify author's purpose.
I can describe the language used by authors to achieve their purpose.
This is my W.A.L.T for authors purpose and here is a link we had to read articles and find out the articles about ! !

I can gather, evaluate, and synthesise information across a small range of texts

I can gather, evaluate, and synthesis information across a small range of texts

This is my W.A.L.T for me and Jessica's copy of Evaluating Information Chart and here is a link we had to list facts for keeping and getting rid of the flag.

PE Throwing and catching

WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths

I can focus on the ball as i'm running to another base further more I can also catch the ball with a firm hand if I remember to.

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played was catching with a good eye and to stand in a good position.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played was stand in a good position and have a hard hand throw releasing the ball and catch with your hands shaped as a cup.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to because under arming i'm really bad at under arming

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to because catch with to hand so I can catch them out

The game that I enjoyed the most was because we only played one game but the second half was great because i got to two bases without being cuaght

Friday, 18 March 2016

W.A.L.T: Know the relative size and place value structure of positive and negative integers and decimals to three places

W.A.L.T: Know the relative size and place value structure of positive and negative integers and decimals to three places.

I think i'm at relational because I can complete my goals but I sometimes have trouble.
My next step is to complete my next goal.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Leader ship learning term 1 2016

WALT: I can describe the traits of a effective leader .

Currently I am in multi structural. My next goal is relational and right now I'm setting my goal so i'm using one of my leader ship values Goal Focused and for my blog post i'm going to show how we have been learning our leader ship values.

Here it is. ! ! !