Thursday, 22 September 2016

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: relational.

The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: moving water colours, glazing and shading.

My next step in visual art is: use the techniques more.

Here is a photo of my artwork.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

The activity I did was volleyball.
The highlights of the koru games were getting food from pita pit because it was yummy and winning lots of games because it was my first time doing volleyball.
I am proud of spiking it over the net lots of times because I got lots of points for my team.
Next year I want to I want to become a better place.

Monday, 12 September 2016

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: Respect because I have a lot of ticks and highlights under respect.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: active thinking because I need to take more risks and do harder things.

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: Integrity, Goal focused, Trustworthy, Resilient, Active thinker, Motivational.

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Extended Abstract because I can use the CARE values independently and I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.





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.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Kapahaka - Excellence post 25

On Friday we did Kapa Haka, all of us were pretty nervous because the cultural festival was the next Tuesday.  Firstly some of the Kauri students came in and watched us perfrom what we are going to do for the cultural festival and the feed back they had was to be louder so we listened to them and when the kakano kids came in lots of them blocked there ears because it was too noisy for them. I showed the care value of respect by listening respectfully while Mr Brown was talking. I showed leadership because I was quite in our transitions and in the gaps we had to wait in.

Information Report The Water Cycle

The Water cycle is a process that water goes through between land, sea and atmosphere. The steps in the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation, ground-water, runoff and accumulation. The water is recycled throughout the process. The water changes state throughout the process, liquid, gas (water vapor) and solid.

Evaporation is when sun heats up the water in the lakes rivers and oceans and turns it into as also known as vapor. The process is invisible and changes liquid and frozen water into water vapor then it floats up into the sky. On hot days the water evaporates better than on cloudy winter days. When warm air with lots of water vapor in it moves into colder temperatures, it causes the water vapor to condense into a liquid. Once the water turn into a gas and it floats up into the sky it forms into cloud which is called condensation.

When water vapor that has gone into the sky cools it becomes clouds; it then gets pushed around the world by moving air currents and winds. Tiny droplets fall onto each other and merge making a larger droplet. When a droplet is big enough gravity will pull it down stronger than the updraft of the cloud, making the droplet fall out of the cloud onto the ground. The amount of precipitation that falls every year is different all around the world. In desserts it may only rain one inch per year while on some mountains it could rain to up to 600 inch per year. Condensation happens because of the temperature. After precipitation the water goes into the ground causing groundwater and runoff.

Runoff is nothing more than water running off the land surface due to gravity. Runoff is important because it flows over the land and some goes into the ground recharging groundwater and giving water to plants. The ground stores lots of water and it exists to some degree no matter where on Earth you are. Groundwater serves oodles in nature such as keeping plants alive, filling aquifers, from which people can take water, contributing water to rivers and lakes, and finally flowing into the oceans.

The water cycle is an important process that recycles water using these 5 steps evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff and groundwater.