Friday, 25 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.




Concept Definition
Tikanga the way the marae does it's welcoming
Powhiri Welcoming the manuhiri usually with a waiata
Tangata Whenua The locals of the marae who had ancestors of the marae.
Manuhiri The visitors to the marae
Turangawaewae It's your marae it gives you rights and obligations.
Whanaungatanga Family connection,Relationships, belonging.
Manaakitanga Respect the elders,care for others well being
Aroha Love,Respect,concern for others.

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……...
Actually going on to a marae and being a manuhiri to a marae I think it would be a great experience 


Monday, 21 November 2016

I can understand operations using fractions decimals and integers.

Modeling book
Extended abstract task
I found strategy 1 easy because I have done it before with Miss O so I  knew what it was, so it was easy.What I found hard was percentage problems with total unknown because it wasn't like any normal IXL. It was hard and it challenged me.

The water cycle info report

    The Water Cycle


The water cycle is a process that the water goes through between sea,land and atmosphere.It is a cycle that never starts Going and never ends but never starts.

                                                   Evaporation
Evaporation is when the water turns into steam to go up into the atmosphere and create clouds.On very hot days there's more evaporation because the sun is beaming down on the water which makes more steam.It is a invisble process because it’s mass if it’s from the lake;that’s why you can’t see it.Vapor in the air is called humidty in hot places the humidty.After the water evaporates it condensates into clouds.

                                  Condensation/precipitation
When all the vapor condensates into the atmosphere and then they form into rain clouds.When it builds up to much that’s when it starts to rain.Precipitation,There are 4 types of precipitation eg: rain,hail,snow and sleet,Snow forms when it is very cold.When it’s in the cloud it’s a gas;when it starts to rain it turns into a liquid,When it’s snow it’s a solid.When it hits the ground it goes to a runoff furthermore which goes back to the sea then starts the process again.


                                          Runoff/Groundwater
Runoff is when the rain finds a stream of a river and runs back to the sea.After it in the mountains they will go under ground (Ground-water) or if  it’s the runoff it stays above ground it will find a river and go back to the sea.Runoff is the precipitation that didn’t get infiltrated so it stayed above ground and went back to the sea.Ground-water is the water that did get infiltarted and goes underground,and that is our drinking water.


                          Conclusion
The water cycle is a key thing in the survival and the steps of the water cycle are evaporation,condensation,precipitation and runoff water cycle is key for human and other speicies and that’s what keeps us alive.

NZ Identity the Treaty of watangi

My google slide
Compare and contrast map

 I found that the Aborigines were treated differently to the maori's they got their kids taken off them.And they didn't get a treaty to fix everything up.

I would like to find out if the Aborigines ever had a treaty or a peace Agreement?

NZ Identity War

Parliament


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.


Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • We have equal rights
  • That their are multiple party in parliament
  • You need over 50% of the votes to govern

Thursday, 20 October 2016

NZ identify parliament

This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • We have equal rights
  • That their are multiple party in parliament
  • You need over 50% of the votes to govern


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

W.A.L.T I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:

  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.



In this unit, I found challenging…The most challenging thing was types of sentences like commands,statements,exclamations and question because Statement and exclamations are sometimes very similar.

Something new I learnt was...What a exclamation is because I didn't even know That their was a type of sentence like that

Monday, 22 August 2016

Reason with linear proportions

WALT - Order fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator.

I have been learning to work with fractions that have unlike denominators. Here are 3 screenshots to show my new understanding.

Here are my screenshots



My next step is: to use prime numbers, common factors and multiples, and powers (including square roots).

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Arts: Drama



Blog Post title
WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are,...........
Keep it going,Never say no.always say yes

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at……what are you doing.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was doing things as a big group because…………... it makes it more interesting with people you don't really work with.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was……...was starting off I thought I wouldn't enjoy but I because………I thought I wouldn't enjoy but I did


My favourite improvisation game was……...What are you doing because……..I really enjoyed it because It was different.


My next step/ something I need to work on further  in improvisation is…….BE confident because…...I didn't at first want to do something but towards the end I started vollantering


Maths Measurement

W.A.L.T Deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygons.
W.A.L.T Find the perimeters and areas of circles and composite shapes & the volume of prisms and cylinders.


Here are some screen shots
The first three are my area and the second three is my perimeter.
My next step is to do volume by doing it as my homework.



Thursday, 30 June 2016

Student Led Conference Reflection

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were:My mum was happy that I have improved in my writing this year.

What went well and why?My writing went well because Mr Muller came over and talked to mum and he said that my writing has improved.And also my reading went well with my test scores.


What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?Trying not to say "umm" and "like" were my challenges during my conference and my challenge making it was doing reading it took me Ages to complete .

What changes would you make for next time and why?Prepare way better because I wasn't very prepared for my conference and got stuck.


Thursday, 9 June 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

WALT: I can use a range of comprehension strategies that I use deliberately and flexibly, depending on my purpose for reading. (Eg: predicting, questioning, synthesising, locating main ideas, summarising…)

Year 9/10 Standard: Assessment task
WALT: I can use a range of comprehension strategies that I use deliberately and flexibly, depending on my purpose for reading. (Eg: predicting, questioning, synthesising, locating main ideas, summarising…)
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.


TASK 1: Cold Water Survival
The purpose of this task is to read to retrieve information from a text. Read the text 
below and answer the questions in your own words
Cold Water Survival
A person who finds him or herself in cold water should not remove any clothing, except for a heavy item such as an overcoat.
A person wearing a life jacket can increase survival time by using the Heat Escape Lessening Position (HELP). This is where the knees are bent and drawn towards the chest, and the arms are pressed firmly against the sides of the chest. This position delays heat loss by protecting the most vulnerable areas: the head, the sides of the chest, and the groin.
In rough, cold water, an average swimmer without a life jacket should not swim a distance greater than one-tenth of his or her swimming ability. If the swimmer is close to the wreckage of a boat, he or she should attempt to climb onto the boat and should maintain warmth by tucking themselves into a ball.
The 'huddle' position is based on the same principle as the HELP position and was developed for groups of three or more people. The sides of the chest, the groin, and the lower body are pressed together. This formation is particularly useful if small children are involved, as they can be supported, protected, and warmed in the centre of the group.
If swimmers must stay in deep water without a life jacket for a long period, they should remain as still as possible, conserving energy and, if possible, staying in a tucked position. As the bodies core temperature drops, it will become increasingly difficult for swimmers to make sensible decisions. Purposeful muscle movements (e.g., swimming or holding onto a boat) become difficult, and people may be unaware of their situation.
A person with a extremely low body temperature (hypothermia) must always be handled very gently and re-warmed slowly. If the person is conscious, do the following:
  • Remove the person from the water.
  • Shelter him or her from the wind and rain immediately.
  • Create a sheltered, warm, dry place.
  • Remove wet clothing and wrap the person in blankets, space blankets, or a sleeping bag.
  • Huddle together for warmth so body temperature can rise gradually.
  • Give the person warm, sweet drinks.
  • Seek medical aid.
Do not do any of the following:
  • Apply excessive external heat (e.g., fire or an electric blanket) to the person's body.
  • Massage the person's arms and legs.
  • Give them alcohol.
  • Move them.
Questions:
Write the three areas of the body for which the "Help" position assists in delaying heat loss.
1.bent knees drawn to their chest
2. the groin, and the lower body are pressed together.
3.tucking themselves into a ball.
Imagine your boat has capsized in rough sea conditions and you are by the boat and 200 metres from shore. What would be the best thing to do? B Climb onto the capsized boat
(A) Try to swim to the shore
(B) Climb onto the capsized boat
(C) Adopt the "Help" position
(D) Call for help
Two advantages of the "huddle" position are:
1.it is very useful for small children
2.it preserves body heat
Two key things to do if you are in deep cold water without a life jacket are:
1.cuddle up into a ball.
2. preservere as much energy as possible
As hypothermia sets in two effects will be noted. These are
1.extremely low body temperature
2.The bodies core temperature drops


TASK 2: Sneakers
TASK 2 - read the text about Sneakairs

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

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • They have N,S,W,E on them
  • They help you when you are lost
  • Before you create a map you have to scout the area
Who created “Senakairs?”?
The rubber company created senakairs
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • You set your destination then if you need to turn right it will viabrate
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • they can go round with out getting lost so the roads don't get conjested
  • They help them get around your city and it can get them fit.
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • Make the vibration something else because the owner could make a wrong turn and then they will have a long  way to get to the destination.
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • In the future they could have a little projector in the toe so you can watch things
  • Make the shoes waterproof and ad a different way to navigate.
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • have some pants  that have a navigation system in them and if you have to turn it will give you a bit of a tap on your leg

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Mean,Median,mode and Range

W.A.L.T Find and validate measures eg MEAN,MEDIAN,MODE & RANGE from appropriate displays


Mean:You add all the numbers together and then if there were seven numbers you would divide the number by 7.

Median:Is the number that is in the middle between the smallest and the biggest.when I list them from smallest to biigest

Mode:Is the one  that has the most of one number that accrues the most in a set of numbers

Range: The highest number minus by the lowest number and that is the answer.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

PE Striking and fielding

WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.
Link to modelling book on online zone.


My Strengths:My strengths are definitely catching the ball in the games I got many people out from reading where they are going to hit it and call for it to tell my teammates it's mine.

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were…….Play through the shot - follow through,Stand side on,and keep my on the ball.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were…….Cup your hands or reverse cup as early as possible,Keep your eye on the ball. Watch the ball all the way into your hands. Watch the ball all the way to its target,Look at where you are aiming to throw the ball. Point to where you want the ball to go,Step forward with opposite foot to arm that you are throwing with. Stand side on. Rotate shoulders. Follow through and Soft hands for catching

My Next Steps:Would be to hit the ball in a direction the the opposing team isn't.

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to………...because…………..I don't really know because I'm pretty good at fielding and it's my favourite thing maybe call a bit louder.

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to Aim because…………..Would be to hit the ball in a direction the the opposing team isn't.

The game that I enjoyed the most was Rounder's because……………….We got to do both thing s and compete at the same time.





Monday, 21 March 2016

I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes.

W.A.L.T I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes.

Here is a example

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Reading goal flag change

W.A.L.T I can locate,evaluate,analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.

How I went our group went really well we worked well together and we got the job done.

Here is an example of my learning. 

Leadership

W.A.L.T Describe the traits of a effective leader

SOLO IN class we have been learning the traits of a effective leader.
They are

Integrity:you are honest

Trustworthy:They can be trusted to do something

Resilient:They never give up in tough jobs.

Goal focused:They are determined to finish there goal

Active thinker:They can think of different stratagies to finish their goal

Motivational:They motivate there self to finish or others to finish a goal.

Next step:Become a better leader to help others.