Sunday, 26 March 2017

Kapahaka - Merit post 10

On friday I had hapahaka. Right before kapahaka I had cultural club so i went straight from the hall to the classroom to put my Chromebook away then back to the hall. I took off my shoes when I was in the foyer then I went in. We did a couple of songs as a warm up. After that we continued learning aoteraroa by stan walker and we finished the whole song by ourselves without the teaches helping us. It sounded really good. Once kapahaka finished I went into the foyer put on my shoes talking quietly to Natasha then I went back to class. I showed respect by respecting all the people in the office by leaving quietly.

Home Learning Challenge - Merit post 9

Offer to help around home 15 time without being asked.
I did this home learning challenge over 3 and a bit weeks.
This home learning challenge was quite easy because I didn't do it more than once a day.
Here is a link to the doc which I recorded all the chores I did.
Home Learning Challenge

Leadership - Merit post 8

On Monday all the leaders had a meeting on what was going well and what was challenging. For my going well I said speeches because I have delivered a few speeches over the year such as opening or closing assemblies and opening school events. For what was challenging I said public speaking because I get very nervous before every speech I do. On Tuesday the heads and deputies had a meeting about the student council and the techniques we can use when we are running it. The techniques are get everyone involved, keep it on a specific topic, follow it up after the meeting, only one person speaks at once, use a talking object and go over the rules. I showed the value of respect by giving ideas and listening to other peoples  ideas.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Leadership article writing.

In writing I have been learning to use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy like . , ! ? “”
- colon :
- semi-colon ;
- hyphen -
- parentheses ( )
- brackets [ ]
- ellipses ...

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and semi-colon. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.

Leadership is: a skill of being able to motivate people/teams to work towards a goal.The six traits of an effective leader are: integrity, goal focused, trustworthy, active thinker, resilient and motivational. My key leadership role for 2017 is Head Girl. This means that I represent the school to the public, organise student council meetings, open and close school events and be a good role model for others.

Games with minimal or no equipment.

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )

Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
Tag games
invisible touch
cat and mouse
sneak up granny
bibs or band
If you only have a small amount of time and don't want to waste it getting gear

If you don't have any gear

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are obeying the rules because I didn't cheat.

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are think of more ways that we could modify them Because playing it the same way every time would get boring.

Recall commonly used fraction, decimals and percentage conversions

In Maths we have been learning:
  • To convert between fractions, decimals , percentages and vice versa.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

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

Here are some images to show the book work I have done.
My next learning step in Maths is TBC

My next learning step in Maths is TBC

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Kapahaka - Merit post 7

On Friday I had kapahaka it went from quarter past ten to eleven o clock. When I got to the hall I took my shoes off and placed them neatly in the foyer, then I went and sat in my line. First we sang ka waiata a couple of times and Matua Rihari explained when in the song we do a high part. Then we went on to aotearoa we went through what we know a couple of times then we went on to learning the next verse. After that we sung erere taku manu a few time and made sure everyone new the ending. I showed the care value of respect by doing all the commands Matua Rihari said straight away.

Leadership - Merit post 6

On Tuesday Charlotte, Nicholas and I got emailed the topics we needed to talk about during our speech in the run, bike, run. That same day we wrote our speeches and sorted out who was going to say what . We also rehearsed them lots so we new them off by heart. Since Josh was at the garden show and wouldn't be able to be at the run bike run he wasn't involved in this. On Wednesday day we performed our speeches in front of the kauri team at West lake park they went well. I showed the care value of active thinking by keeping in mind all the year levels when writing my speech.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Kapahaka - Merit post 5

On Friday I had kapahaka. I had cultural club right before I had kapahka so went straight from the library to the hall. Once I got to the hall I took my shoes off and went and sat in my line. We sang ka waitata a couple of times with the younger kids doing the echo than we continued  learning aotearoa from last week. After that we practised erere taku manu a couple of times then it was morning tea time.
I showed the care value of respect by sitting in my line and talking quietly until matoa Rihari wanted our attention.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Leadership meeting - Merit post 4

On Monday we had a leadership meeting before morning tea. The first thing we did was talk about what we were doing this term, this term Charlotte, Josh, Nichols and I are building on what Hannah and some other student leaders did on bullying last year. The first thing we need to do is organise a meeting with Mrs Trotter and Mrs Martin. We have already emailed them so we are just waiting to find out when we are going to meet with them. Finally we talked about what the other leaders are doing .
I showed respect by sitting and listening quietly when the conversation had nothing to do with me.