Wednesday, 23 August 2017

HLC #3 Design your own challenge - Create a silent movie production!

HLC #1  Create a silent movie production!                    (Design your own challenge)


Tracy, Alex, Katie and I are going to make a silent movie production! (which is part of what we do every Wednesday for drama) Here is a link to our drafted script: Drama production.

We used nicknames for ourselves because we thought that would bring some fun to the document we made and for the people who read it!

The drama session is done and it went really well! :D



Student Leaders #3

Student Leaders #3                                       21.08.2017

We had a meeting today. It was short but full of details I desperately needed. You see, I was away on holiday (skiing for my birthday) and in some of the most important time at school, I could've got things done in. We talked about the chorus box we were designing in the meeting and I managed to make up a little timetable in my head for when I should do which things.
The chorus box ideas are coming in slowly as we paint a picture in our heads of what it'll look like when its done. The meeting ended with us talking over the broken Community flag and that was it for the meeting today.

The care values I showed were Community (communication), excellence (empathy) Active Thinking and respect.


Monday, 21 August 2017

Student Leaders #2

Student Leaders #2                           15.8.2017

I did the normal stuff I usually do. I would come to school, put out all the flags I need to, come into the classroom put my bag away in a cubbyhole and do my learning in the classroom. Today at morning tea someone fell over and hurt themselves, I made sure they were okay then they went to a duty teacher and after that, the office. I was happy to see them well at lunchtime and carried on playing my basketball game.

The care values I showed today were: Community and Excellence.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Reading - Evaluate Texts

Reading - Evaluate Texts


In reading we have been learning to make decisions about the usefulness of the text for purpose, by using a variety of criteria to evaluate.


Here is a link to our online modelling book


We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:
  1. Readability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Relevance
  4. Status


These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information.


Friday, 11 August 2017

Student Leaders #1

Student Leaders #1                       week 1 term 3

Firstly, in the morning I did the flags and bins job that the house captains do. Then we had a meeting at lunchtime about and Val, from the city council, came in and talked to us about our idea to paint a mural on a chorus box on Warren Street. We've all got to come up with a design and the best one will be chosen to be painted by a professional.
And we'll probably all sign our names on it somewhere.

The care vales I showed doing and flags/bins and during the meeting were: All of them because I have to be a role model :)

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

My term 2 book review

My term 2 book review                  24/7/2017

The book I will be reviewing is called, The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I really enjoyed reading this book because i'm all about action, adventure, excitement, unexpected twists in between the lines, I really love that kind of stuff and this book had it all. The genre of this book is Science Fiction and I love those genres so this book was for me. A little about the book is that there are around 50 people and they all are put in a maze with no clue where they are or how they got there, all they can remember... is their name. 
Overall I'd say this book was one of the best I have EVER read so I think whoever is reading this will enjoy it too.   :)

Monday, 24 July 2017

Basketball year 7/8 team VS teachers!

Basketball year 7/8 team VS teachers!      7/7/17

Today the teachers versed the students in a game of basketball, we lost by quite a lot but we had a good time playing anyway. The Monday team (us) went first in battling against them and we didn't do very well, I think we got 1 or 2 points but overall we had a good time. Next was the Friday team, they're a bit better but they still got around the same points as us, maybe 3 or 4. The teachers on the other hand got around maybe 1,000,000?? That sounds about right. Anyway, no one cheered us on accept ourselves because mot of the classes said "Boo!" when we got a point ad "Yahoo!!!" when the teachers got one, so yeah.
The care values we all showed were community (connecting), active thinking, respect and Excellence.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Technology #1

                     Technology #1          7-7-2017       

On Thursday (Yesterday) the 7/8 group traveled by bus to Lincoln Primary  like we do every Thursday.
We all hop off the bus and split off into our won groups; No one who likes me is in my group so it's quite unsettling in my group for me. But anyway, we're in Science this time and we learn't about Atoms the first week, then we learn't about rockets and this week we learn't about microscopes. We saw lots of stuff while looking into them like weird flowers, frog blood, a home flies leg (and-more-not-so-great-stuff-to-look-at) We had fun though which was good so yeah.

The care values/leadership qualities I showed were: Community (collaborating with stuff at science) Active Thinking (Questioning what some stuff was) Respect (Communicating) and Excellence (Being resilient).   

R3 Create a movie/digital presentation of how the Oaklands CARE values are used by students at our school.

R3: Create a movie/digital presentation of how the Oaklands CARE values are used by students at our school.

I created a google slide about this home learning challenge, here it is:


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Form and Solve simple Linear Equations.

Form and Solve simple Linear Equations.

In Maths we have been learning to solve one and two step linear equations.


Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning:













Extended Abstract Activity:

Here is a link to my Extended Abstract Activity: Balancing Act (answer sheet)

My next learning step in Maths is……. to use graphs, tables and rules to describe linear relationships.



Term 2 Novel Study

Term 2 Novel Study



This term I have been reading and studying the novel: Silverstream.

I found this novel great because it the kind of genre I enjoy reading and I like a lot of action and adventure in books!

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 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)

Overall I would give this novel a rating of 8/10 and I would / would not  recommend it to others to read because It has a good back story and it creates a whole new world that could exist inside your mind; and I have a good idea of what the author is trying to tell me through this book.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Drama Term 2, 2017

                              Drama                         4/7/2017



In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.

Here is a link to our online modelling book.

Here's a link to our silent production movie. (draft)

  • During this unit of learning we:
  • Described the characteristics of silent performances.
  • Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
  • Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
  • Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was making the actual silent production because we decided to, instead of being filmed doing in live, we wanted to video it ourselves in our spare time.

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. Making a movie with my friends.
  2. Finding our all the different ways you can make a silent movie.

The story that my group told silently was Someone steals someone else's glasses (because they lost theirs) and then they try to get it back and lots of other people join in trying to get them back from the thief etc...


Overall I think my group worked really well because there were few mistakes made and we did everything in the time limit we had to create the silent production.

Current Events Term 2, 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:

  • Year 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.

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:



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

Friday, 30 June 2017

HLC: E9, Research an important person or event in NZ’s history

Research an important person in NZ’s history                                 30/6/2017



I have created a google slide to show my findings on the famous scientist; Ernest Rutherford.




Happy reading :)

Student Leaders #8 - Bake Sale!

Student Leaders #8    - Bake Sale!     30/6/2017

On Tuesday we had a bake sale! I brought food and also brought money to buy some other food to add to the total money for the year 8's trip to Wellington (which I'm in)! The House Captains (also me) and a few of the other Student Leaders helped to set up the bake sale with tables to put the food on and also bringing the food out onto those tables. We set two tables up in each ares of the school (the juniors, basketball court, and the senior area).
Then as a House Captain I had to manage one of the stalls. I did this with Alex and Tracy and we did the basketball court one which was packed when people started coming to get the delicious cakes and biscuits. But the only downfall about this job was that you had to stand in front of all the amazingly done cupcakes... and NOT eat them :(         
Well we did it which was good, (but it was very hard to do) and we got on with our job well.

       We showed all the CARE values when doing this.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Assessment task: Describe patterns of reflection, rotation, & translation

Assessment task: Describe patterns of reflection, rotation, & translation.                                                                 28/6/2017

Instructions (for number one):

  • From the upper left hand blue part of the N to make the other red part, you would have to reflect the blue one up and then you rotate it from the right upper area of it and then reflect it one more time to make them line up with each other (and then you change it's colour to red).
          :)

To build the rest of the logo:
  • Keep rotating the left upper N right 90 degrees and you'll get it!






Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

Careers Education C.V. Writing



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. It depends on the job for if you have to write a long or short C.V.

  1. If you have any mistakes in your C.V it is likely it won't be picked.

  1. It is a very important document you have to write and must be treated with caution in order to get your C.V picked for the job you'd like to apply for.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Student Led Conference Slide

Student Led Conference Slide:                               26/7/2017


Friday, 23 June 2017

Student Leaders #7

            Student Leaders #7                    23/6/2017

The students leaders have been deciding what action they should take on in their community to make it a better place. They decided on painting a chorus box (maybe 2 or 3) so that it doesn't get graffiti on it. It was a good idea so Anneke and Jacinta (me) emailed the student council about it and they replied saying it's good and we'll get paints so we can do it! The care values we showed were community, active thinking, respect and excellence because we were at a meeting and we need to show all of these when doing that! :)

HLC #3: A10: Design your own challenge - Find information about your favourite animal!

A10: Design your own challenge - Find information about your favorite animal!

I decided to make a google slide about my favorite animal...
A cat! So A got a few facts together that I new about them and I found some awesome other facts from the internet (that I'm sure people would love too know more about cats) and I made it into a good slide! 
Here's the slide:




Have fun learning more about cats :3


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Algebra - Graphs, tables and rules.

Algebra - Graphs, tables and rules. 8/7/2017

 In Maths we have been using to: use graphs, tables and rules to describe linear relationships found in number and spatial patterns.

Here is a link to our online modelling book. This shows all of the learning we have been doing.

EVIDENCE of my learning.
Here are some screenshots to show the IXL activities I have completed:



You can find evidence of my Extended abstract problem solving task in my maths book.


My next step is to continue to apply what I have learned in a range of problem solving activities.


Monday, 5 June 2017

Reading Assessment:I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.)

Assessment: I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.)
Name:      Choose 3 out of the following texts:  

L5 Author’s Purpose follow up
I can describe the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices in a text and give relevant evidence (eg vocabulary used)
I can compare and contrast differences in the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices between different texts.
Text:

The author’s purpose is… Inform

The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are:
Diagrams, facts, informative videos, pictures.
Specific language choices in the 3 texts:
Structure of the 3 texts:
Similarities


  • Two of the articles were about Informing you/the reader.
  • Two of the texts (the articles) were about problems they are trying to solve.
Similarities

  • All of them had pictures in the article.
  • All of them are about real life happenings. (the cat one talked about war and other things that go on in the real world)
Text:

The author’s purpose is… Inform (but a bit of persuading at the start)

The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are…
Pictures, videos, diagrams (in videos), facts, scale (just before the second paragraph).
Text:


The author’s purpose is… Entertain

The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are:
Emotive language, facts (like what the world is really like; in the story), pictures.
Differences

  • One of the 3 texts was a story not an article.




Differences

  • 1. Only two have videos (the other is a written story).
  • One was a story.







Level 5 - Authors’ Purpose Map
I can describe the author’s purpose in a text
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose



The author’s purpose is Inform
The point of view is: Third Person.
The intended audience is: high school students, young adults.
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose; and explain giving relevant examples and evidence.

What does it say in the text to show you that:
  • this is the author’s purpose
  • this is the point of view
  • this is the intended audience
The author’s purpose is…
P? I? E?
Inform

The authors purpose is Inform because if it was persuade it would be a different type of text eg: The venus fly trap is way better than any other plant for catching flies! If it was Entertain then it would be more of a joke and they might put some funny facts or other types of text that would make you want to simply laugh about it. It is Informing you about the Venus Fly Trap and it tells you it uses it’s prey for nutrients and energy.
  1. The fact that the Dionaea muscipula, or Venus flytrap, feeds on unsuspecting insects by luring them into its jaw-like leaves with sweet-smelling nectar has been known for centuries.
  2. The researchers, who published their findings in the      scientific journal New Phytologist on January 20, reached this conclusion after feeding the plants highly enriched isotopes.
  3. In 2016, Ranier Hedrich, a biophysicist at the University of W├╝rzburg, discovered that the Venus flytrap does not waste energy snaring victims
The point of view is:
Third Person.




The point of view is Third Person because if it were to be first person, it would be written like this: We thought the prey only provided the plant with essential nutrients like nitrogen. If it was second person it would be like: Next you feed your Venus Fly Trap these different bugs so that it grows big and strong! So it would have to be Third Person which means that the author is telling you about other people (or maybe his/her self) and what they are doing with the Venus Fly Trap.
  1. However, scientists thought the prey only provided the plant with nutrients and...
  2. A team led by Dr. Heinz Rennenberg and Lukas Fasbender from the University of Freiburg in Germany has uncovered that the crafty plants use the proteins.
  3. The researchers, who published their findings in the scientific journal New Phytologist on January 20, reached this conclusion after feeding the plants highly enriched..
The intended audience is…
High school Student or young adult.


The intended audience is a High school student or Young adult because they use big words and there is also a scientific side to it which means smaller children couldn’t understand what they are trying to tell you. They also probably won’t know what a Venus Fly Trap is!
  1. Enriched isotopes of carbon and nitrogen glutamine.
  2. This is not the first time the Venus flytrap has impressed scientists.
  3. The smart plant knows that this could be the result of the wind or a raindrop. It is only when the unsuspecting creature triggers the sensory hair a second time that it gets trapped inside the leaf.
I can generalise about the author’s point of view

Overall the authors point of view was Third Person, the intended audience was young adult and the Author’s purpose was Inform because… Third person means the author is telling you about the article in a way that talks about other people other than his/her self. The intended audience was young adult (or high school student) because younger minds wouldn’t understand the article as much as people it’s aimed for. The authors purpose was Inform because it’s Informing you/ the reader about what the article is about (no jokes or funny facts) and it’s not trying to persuade you to choose a venus flytrap if your looking to buy fly spray or a plant that eats them, it’s trying to tell you what they’re found out in their science lab about this plant.