Friday, 23 September 2016

Peer mediator duty #6

Peer mediator duty #6                       20/9/2016

Today was more eventful than some. I filled in for someone who had forgotten to do their duty with Katie, so I helped out! Before we'd started, we had bumped into some little juniors and one of them was bleeding so Katie took them to the sick bay. Since most incidents happen in the junior area, we went there to see if there were some problems to deal with.

We were right. We dealt with at least two arguments over equipment and then ran out of time so we finished up. Someone had thrown the green vests all over the floor so I picked them up and then we went to play. The learner qualities I showed were Active thinking, because we questioned what had happened. Community, we collaborated on our work (peer mediation). Excellence because we communicated well.

Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references

Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references. 

In this task I had to complete 4 IXL tasks, two from locations maths and two from directions. Then for the assessment task I had to get a treasure map out of a particular book and draw how to get to the treasure on the map in four clues, eg; Move south five kilometers=1

In this maths assignment I learn't how to locate things on a map and I found the four IXL tasks quite challenging.

Here is the link of me doing the treasure map:

Thursday, 22 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury!

I can take action to improve
the water cycle in Canterbury!

In this project I was working with Kate. We decided to create… A story book for younger children!

Here is a link what we made: Rubbish in the ocean - our story book

In this project we decided that our success criteria was: Extended abstract, we can execute our plan and evaluate it.

Overall our project met this criteria because... We finished it on time (we executed it) and we evaluated the plan. (Our story book came out exactly the way we wanted it :)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Characteristics of Music

I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place.

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music…
Timbre, rhythm, harmony, melody and Form.

Here is an example of my learning...

Are all five musical characteristics in these pieces of music?

Musical characteristics from songs from 3 different time periods

I can identify music from a certain time period

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games


The activity I did was:  Soccer (football)

Two highlights of the Koru Games for me were:  
1. I got a goal, not just a goal, the only goal our team got in the whole tournament. I got it in the penalty shoot out when our team tied with Hornby.
2.  I played as hard as I could in the Koru games, probably the most I've ever tried.

I am proud of: Getting a goal, because everyone cheered as the goalie missed and did not save it.

Next year I will: Train to be a goalie because the one this year wasn't quite on point. I will try to be a striker too.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Peer Mediator Duty #5

Peer mediator Duty #5
Today Katie helped me because the others weren't here but we had at least a dozen problems to deal with! The first one was in the juniors on the netball court, there was a girl crying because some other little kids grabbed her skipping rope when she put it on the ground. So we walked over there and asked "What's wrong?" and we got all the information! They agreed to share the skipping rope and play "Slither and jump rope".

The next problem was outside rooms 14 and 15. A boy was crying because he had no one to play with. Luckily, another little boy came and asked if that boy wanted to play with them. He said "okay", problem solved!

The next one was on the courts, someone feel over and some people took him to the sickbay which was fine. Another incident happened and another person feel over and got taken there too.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The Water Cycle, Information report plan!

The Water Cycle, Information report plan!

The water cycle is a complicated process that water goes through. It gets recycled over time as there is no end to it. The steps that water experiences are: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipatation and Runoff/groundwater. Let's go find out what happens!

It is the step that takes water from natures beautiful liquid life; the ocean!When the suns beams collide with the sea it heats up and turns into gas! This works even better on a hot summers day.

When evaporation has done it's part condensation comes in and forms clouds out of the evaporation. Did you know condensation isn't always up in the sky as those big white puffy things you see in the sky. Oh no, they are also responsible for ground level fog as well. These clouds that you see can be made of water AND ICE! What happens when condensation has formed these incredible clouds? Do they stay up there? No, so let's go find out what happens!

This long word just means that it's rain, hail, sleet or snow falling from the sky, anything really that falls from the sky due to gravity. (gravity plays a big part in the Water Cycle) After the clouds have been formed and they have gotten as full as possible and gone dark or gray, that's when precipatation happens! The sleet, snow, rain or hail that falls, goes all the way back to earth! But where does that liquid/solid go?

The water sinks into either dirt/soil or rocks (most likely soil or dirt!) It travels underground from then on, until it comes across a river or stream and with that it heads off back down to the ocean! But no, that's not where it ALL goes! The water that has sunken into the ground can either go to the river/stream OR head even further down through the cracks in the soil or rock to the center of the earth!

Overall the water cycle is a great part of life that helps us live! From the suns beams that heat the water, to the fluffy white clouds in the sky, and the rain, hail, sleet, or snow that falls and finally the water that travels under or on top of the world. What would we ever do without the water cycle!

CARE: My progress so far

CARE: My progress so far!

The CARE award that I am working towards is:  Silver

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is:  community/classroom         because: That's the column that the teachers most give out care ticks from!

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is:   Assembly           because: The only way you can get ticks from that is if you get an assembly pozi!

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: community, active thinking, respect and exellence?

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Extended abstract.            because: I know all the care values and if i need to, I can role model them to others.





Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.

I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.