Thursday, 22 October 2015

Week 1/2, Te reo

WALT: indentify points of a Mārie in Te reo.
This work shows that I can indentify points of a Mārie and it also helps me to.
 I have been working on trying to indentify the points without looking at this sheet.
My next step is to remember the points and win quizzes about the points in further Te reo sessions. 

Friday, 28 August 2015

Discovery, Wk 5 Term 3

WALT: Define what company is better, Apple or Samsung.
This is my groups Google slide for our project, first we had to make a solo matrix for our project, then we had to show the teacher the solo matrix. After that we had to create questions to get us to the highest level in our solo matrix which is extended abstract, then we had to make a Google slide.

Writing, Speech Wk5/6 Term 3

WALT: create a persuasive speech and present it.
This is the draft of my argument, I chose to argue that houses are overpriced. I chose this because I can related to this so I chose this. After we wrote our draft we had to publish it on Google Docs, and then we had to print it out, then make cue cards so we can get ready to present it in front of the class. I managed to finish mine, and I think that I did really good.
My next step is to practice more so I won't be nervous when I present, also maybe include more strong key information.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Te reo (Maori)

WALT: say our favourite sport in Maori.
This is the list of sports in Maori, we got this sheet from the teachers in Te reo time, the writing that's in blue pen translated into English is, 'My favourite sport is...'. My next step is to say the phrase off by heart.

Maths, Wk 5 Term 3

Walt: explain the meanin of negative numbers.
This is my negative numbers work, it is from the bottom left to the right. We got the questions from a text book. My next goal is to solve problems using fractions.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Leadership goal for term 3

My term 3 goal is to achieve my Merit badge for leadership. To achieve this you need to: Participate in all of the Must dos, must dos are being a role model and important things. Next is to participate in 2 areas which is peer mediation, PALS or Kapa Haka and so on, You also need to blog about 5 of the must do areas and can do areas, finally is to complete 4 Home leading challenges. I have only got 1 more home learning challenges to get my badge.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Merit Evidence: Technology/Bus

Tuesday 11th August 2015
Must do

Today I just got to school on time to catch the bus to Lincon tech, when I got to the class we did the roll so the teachers know if we're at school, when we got on the buses I sat next to Joseph B, on the way to tech I talked to Joseph about the talent show and what he was going to do for it, after a while we had arrived at Lincon, so we all headed to our classes (mine is sewing/textiles), when I got to the class we just went in and started on our projects, I was working on a Hacky Sack, after I had finished the whole entire class had to start packing up, once everyone had finished cleaning, Mrs Paterson told us to stand next to our desks. Once everyone stood next to their desks, Mrs P handed out spot prizes which is a lollie. After a little think, Mrs P gave me one and to some other people, then we all got our bags and went to the bus, I got there last because I was on the other end of the school. So I just sat down next to Dominic and Reuben, and I just talked to them about what I made a some other things.


Merit Evidence: Full School Assembly

Monday 10th August 2015
Must do

Today we had an full school assembly in the afternoon, when we went the YR 7&8s sat on the chairs(which includes me), after being told to sit up straight and be quiet by the teachers the assembly finally started. Then Rm1 and 2 who hosted assembly invited the teachers to hand out certificates and talk about notices. I showed leadership in the assembly by sitting respectfully and I clapped when I meant to, also I didn't talk in the assembly.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Merit Evidence: Technology/Bus

Tuesday 4th August 2015
Must Do

Today I got to School at 8:25 so I wouldn't miss the bus for Technology, when I got into the class I sat down on the mat to do the roll. After that we got onto our specific buses to go to tech. I sat next to Alex on the way to Tech, I only talked to him, so the bus noise level won't be loud so the bus driver can concentrate on driving. When we arrived at Lincoln we went to our classes, my one is sewing/textiles. When we got into class we set up our machines and tested them, then we continued to finish off our projects, I was finishing off a frisbee filled with wheat. Awhile later I had finished the project, so I decided to make a little cushion, while I was finding the right things Ye-Joon came and asked me to help him so I happily did, after a while I had finished my cushion, then it was time to go back to School,(Oaklands) so we hopped on our buses to get ready, I sat at the back next to Scott who gave Skittles, I thanked him and asked why did he bring them, he said "The cooking Tech class had a Cupcake challenge, so we got to bring lollies to decorate them!" After talking with Scott and some others next to me, we finally reached School!!


Merit Evidence: Kauri Assembly

Friday 3rd August 2015
Must Do

Today we had Kauri Team Assembly, it was hosted by RM 11, it was a normal Assembly, but the challenge was VERY different from the other ones. Because the challenge went on all through the Assembly, the challenge was to see who could stand on one leg for the longest. It went on until the end of the Assembly and there was still two people standing, so they called it a tie. I showed leadership in the Assembly beacuse.. 1. I sat quietly(I even got a Pozi) and 2. I had a go at answering questions.

Friday, 31 July 2015


WALT: connect sience related words together.
This is my sience work, we first got this piece of paper that had the octagons on them, then we cut them out and put them together is they have something in common to do with sience. Then we stuck them into our book. This was an activity that the teachers gave us so they know what we know about sience.

New math goal

WALT: Explain the meaning of negative numbers.
This is my new maths goal I chose for term 3. My asstle test result said I have to work on this because this is one of my weak points in math, so I chose it so I can work on it to get better at math.

New writing goal

WALT: Use advanced punctuation in my writing.
This is my punctuation goal I need to work on. There were 3 punctuation goals to chose from, I chose this one because it is something I need to work on.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

New Reading goal

WALT: Find the meaning/s of unfamiliar words.(Vocabulary)
This is my new term 3 goal for reading goal I need to work on, this is my goal because it is my weak point. I am working on it to become better at reading.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Te reo
WALT: read the weather report in Maori.
This is my weather report. This is my improved version 
My next step is to know the places better.

Learner licences

WALT: keep on task and focus on our work.
This is the learning licences you can earn in the class. The top one is the Mobile Learner License(MLL), which means go any where in the school to get your work done, but you need to have permission. The next one is the Independent Learner Licence(ILL),this is where everyone starts at, it means you can work anywhere in the class you want. Next is is the Regulated Learner Licence(RLL), this one means you have to work where the teacher has told you to work. The last one is Teacher, this means you have to work right next to the teacher and move to where the teacher is if they move. You can move up the stages by proving yourself. Right now I am at ILL, independent learner licence, I am there because I have been good enough to stay right there for the whole time.
My next step is to move up to Mobile Learner Licence and not move down.

Measurement work

WALT: Find the missing length in right-angle triangle(using Pythagoras)
This is my Pythagoras work. I got the questions out of a maths test book. After that we go on IXL maths and do the activitie related to the goal. (Here's the link to IXL Once we mastered the IXL skill we are finished learning the goal.
My next goal is to answer the question more quicker.

Careers board

WALT: Explain about a chosen career and write the career pathway.
This is my careers board. We have to explain all about our chosen careers, the careers I choose is a General Practitioner, General Practitioners treat people's medical problems and injuries.
My next step is complete my work faster and find information quicker.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Reading Assessment

WALT: Explore author's purpose a question intent.
This is my last weeks reading assessment, first we read the writing, then I answered the questions on the back of the page. The one on the left is just a poster but we still have to answer question about the poster.
My next step is to find hidden meanings in the text quicker.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Times Tables challenge

WALT:Do our times tables fast.

This is my 2x tables.

Careers Writing

WALT: write an explanation about a chosen career.

This my careers pathway writing. First we planed out our writing and also chose what job to write about. Next we draft the pathway how to get the job then we edit. After that we publish it on Google docs then we share it with the teacher. This my draft.
My next step is to add more detail and find it faster.


WALT: To find the authors purpose in a article or story.
This my week reading activities. On the top left is my prediction sheet , the name kind of explains how to do it, you fill it in before you read the story or article. Next to that is the vocabulary sheet were you have to put in the technical words or words that you not share what it means, then make a sentence out with the word in it. Beneath that are assessments that the teacher checks so they know if we have achieved our reading goal. On the right page, at the top is my must do activities. The activities are online, one of them are from dogonews and the other one is from K12 reader(comprehension). Under that is a after activate, were you have to fill in when once done reading the story or article.
My next step is to get my to get my activities done faster.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Merit evidence: Kapa Haka

Friday 12th June 2015
Can Do

Today after my class's Te Reo lesson in the hall, the people who did Kapa Haka(Maori dance) which included me, stayed behind in the hall. We got into our lines, then Matua(Teacher) Rihari told us to stand up where we were, he told us we're going to sing He Honore. Once we sung the song Mrs Baker told the boys to get on the stage to get into our performance lines, after everyone got into their lines we prepared to sing Whakate hoe which is one of the song I can't remember, we started singing and the teachers stopped us few times to correct us with something. after a few more practices with our eyes closed I FINALLY remembered some of the song better. When we finished practicing the song the teachers talked to each other quietly. I had thought we had to improve something. But the teachers started handing out lollypops to the boys. Unfortunately the teachers ran out of lollypops so they said they will hand them out next week to the girls.

When I got the lollypop, and said thank you I hoped off the stage and then went to put on my shoes. When I walked out of the hall I had a big grin on my face because I guess all the singing really paid of! This was probably the best session of Kapa Haka. 


WALT: coverting whole numbers into fractions, decimals and percentages.

This is my work in my math book. The teacher taught us how to do the strategies. We got the questions from a exercise book. Once were done we marked the work. This is my work.

My next step is to teacher others how to do this strategie.


WALT: Write a infomation report

This my infomation report about the Bayonet, our class had a choice of what subject to write about something from Anzac, we had the choice of to write about a weapon, person or a place that was related to Anzac. So I chose the Bayonet to write about. This is my draft.

My next step is to find information quicker so I can finish faster.

Te Reo

WALT: read the weather report in Maori.
This my weather report, it is in Maori. Our subject in Te Reo is the weather, this is one of our self directed learning tasks we had to do.

My next step is to speak it fluently.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Merit evidence: Peer mediation

Thursday 11 June 2015

At lunch time today, when I sat down with Dylan for lunch, we started talking and then we remembered that we had our Peer Mediation duty with Ryan in our group. Our duty starts at 01:15.

We played for awhile then it was time to go get our Peer mediation gear, I went off to room 25 or 24.(I still cant tell which is which!:P) Once I got my Peer mediation jacket I went into the Tech Hub to search for an Ipad but I couldn't find one, then Dylan and Ryan came in, so I asked them where one was then Dylan found one. So we headed back out to the field to (hopefully) sort out some problems. We started by walking slowly around the field we circled around the field once, so we decided to go around again then we (FINALLY) bumped into a problem. But when we got there it was just some little girls getting angry at some boys for jumping on their leaf pile!! I really didn't want to attend this problem but it was my job, so we tried to have a mediation but the boys ran away from us and the girls started throwing leaves at each other. Then they started throwing the leaves at US when the bell went!! So I took some photos of them for some evidence.

After we got the girls to stop and go back to class, Dylan, Ryan and I went back to send our gear back, when we put our gear back I saw Miss O'Conner walking past so I showed her the photos I took of the little girls because she's the leader of the Peer mediation, when she saw the photos she said she would sort it out. 

Well today's duty was very weird. I hope that our group doesn't experience that again.  Here is some apology letters from the girls we received a day later!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


WALT: explore the authors purpose
This my weeks reading, we read "watch for edge slumps." On the top left on the left page is the prediction sheet which you fill in before you read the story assigned to your group. Next to that is 
the vocabulary sheet, to fill it in you write a word that you don't know of or a technical word, then you use the word in a sentence. Underneath those sheets are my teacher activity, I have to make up a storie of a chosen New Zealand road sign. On the top of the right page is the 'Must dos'. This weeks Must dos are to read the Dogo news article and a word comprehension sheet. Underneath that is a follow up activatie for the storie we read.

My next step is to get more detail for the must do article.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Merit evidence:PALS

Monday 4 May 2015
Can do.

Today I remembered that I had my PALS duty. I asked Cameron and Dylan if they could help me, because my team members wouldn't want to do it. My friends and I grabbed ourselves each a vest, a whistle. I also grabbed a pile of cones and then we headed out to the field.

When we got out onto the field I started to ask my friends if we should play the game we played at fitness(which I called high five tag). Everybody said yes and so I set up an area with the cones. Once I finished setting the area I asked some kids if they wanted to play. But they were already playing their own game and didn't want to join in. I asked Mr Ladbrook who was on duty if he could ask some kids to play with us . After one minute we had about 5 girls who stared to play, we played Octopus as they asked ,after that we got 3 more boys to join, supposedly Mr Ladbook invited(He also later gave me a CARE tick for thinking up that idea), that's when I started to change the game a bit. When the game got better,more people came.

I looked at the time and there was only five more minutes to the bell so I asked everyone to  play tricky tag, I also got involved. when the bell rang I thanked everyone for coming and quickly gave out posies, and then my friends and I packed up.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Merit Evidence: kapa Haka

Thursday 23 April 2015
Can do.
Today my class, room 26 all decided if we still wanted to do Kapa Haka(dance), and I decided to still do Kapa Haka(dance) but I stayed in the participation group, which means you are still learning the actions or songs, and is not preforming, their just learning.
When me and my friends walked over to the hall where we do Kapa Haka, well now its basically an Whare. When we got inside we sat down, after about 2 minutes Matua(teacher)  Rihari lead us in two song or other-wise in maori, waiata. After that Mr Brown took the boys into the hall foyer to teach us the HAKA! When everyone got inside the hall foyer Mr Brown started to teach us the words, the words were really hard and I got muddled up sometimes but when we learnt the actions to go along with the words I start to get better. But then I got muddled up on the ACTIONS!!
When the bell went off to signal that morning tea has began Mr Brown let us go to morning tea. when I got my morning tea I started to practice the actions of the Haka but then all of sudden I forgot the words. Oh well maybe next week. :}                                                                      

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Merit evidence: Swimming Sports

Tuesday 24 February 2015
Must do(Kauri Team Events).

Today the whole entire Kauri team got together in the hall at 9:30 to get ready to go to Jelly Park for a fun day, after, Mr Foreman sent us in class's to the buses. Our class(26) got on the first bus but we got there last because the bus driver didn't know where to go so we kept on going in circles but I didn't complain. Eventually we got to Jelly park around 10:30.

When the races started the year 7's (which is me) and 8's got changed, after I got changed I realised 2 things. 1. That there was hardly any space to sit and 2. That I'd had to wait for a loooooong time. Soon after it was my race for freestyle,I came JUST 2nd, I also got a stick for kawhai house,so I placed it in the bucket and then sat back down, a few moments later it was my race for backstroke, in that race I came 1st!!! I was super proud of my self and again I got a stick for kawhai. After that we all went outside for lunch for about 30 minutes. Eventually is was time for the relay races and I was in one of the teams, our team can 2nd I think, then we had the house challenge games and my house won. 

Then we all got changed into our normal clothes and hopped back on the bus and most of the way was very quiet. Today was really fun and awesome. I can't wait till next year.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Merit evidence: PALS

Monday 16 February 2015
Can do(PALS)

Today after eating lunch I remembered I needed to do my PALS job but I also wanted to play soccer with my friends but I had to do my job so I wouldn't let down my group. So I got my whistle and my jacket and went to the courts to meet the other people in my group, the job was very hard because we only got about 5 children to start off with and when we asked some kids if they wanted to play they didn't won't to so we just started with a game of 'Candlestick Tag' then more and more people came in to join so we changed the game to 'What's The Time Mr Wolf'. After two rounds of that we had a quick reflection about what the children enjoyed. We also gave out posies to the people we thought were participating really well.