Sunday, 7 May 2017

visual laguage


Term 1 novel study




Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel dragon keeper.

I found this novel (interesting, ok etc)  because it was full of action and adventurous.

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.

National Standard this covers (delete the ones that are not appropriate)

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
      using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

term 1 book review

                        term 1 book review 

The book I enjoyed in term 1 was Ranger's Apprentice. It's about a boy named Will and his teacher Halt and they are both rangers
( Halt is, anyway, otherwise it would called something else like The Rangers or something like that.) People were a little scared of rangers because they think they have arcane powers and they mostly believed that because of their cloaks since they had a pattern that let them blend in with the background. This is a fantasy and adventure book series.
term 1 book review

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

math assessment task

Assessment task: Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.


Question 1:


Show your working and answer here (you may need to add a photo of a tree diagram you frew on your little whiteboard):
Aroha played Delsey and lost and Connie played Beth and also lost so Beth and Delsey went to the finals and Beth won.

Question 2:
Car number plates in the land of Automobile have two letters and two digits. How many different number plates could be made using two letters and two digits?


Show your working and answers here:
26x26x20=13520

Question 3:
3a:
Show your working and answer here:
he has a 1/5 chance of catching it


3b:
Show your working and answer here:
5x5=25, so he would have 25 combos
What is you next step?
Learn more about combinations so questions are easier to understand

Finally, add the screenshots from the 3 IXL activities you did here:

Activity One
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Activity Two
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Activity Three
Screenshot 2017-03-20 at 10.25.32 AM.png

current events term 1

Current Events Term 1


In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.


My favourite topic was Halswell skate park because we got to say what we wanted in the skate so it
was great


Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.


The Reading National Standards I have achieved are
    • Year 7 and 8
      • Identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
        gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts
      • I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

My superhero narrative

WHAT? I have been writing a superhero narrative

SO WHAT? It's about a mysterious superhero named Ancient Knight and his pets, Alpha the magic wolf and Kay the magic stallion.

We use past tense words unless it's inside speech marks, and new speaker, new line

NOW WHAT? I want it to sound more exciting so I need to use better vocabulary

When the year 5's were on camp

When the year 5's were on camp, we had Mrs Casey until they came back.We made plans, but I think I was the only one that made a plan by themselves. I followed my plan, well, most of it.

I planned to do art, SSW, crosswords, word searches, superhero stuff, reading, PP making and other stuff. I also put in specific times, like superhero, 09:25 - 09:50, etc. Not everything went to plan and I changed some stuff, but it was OK.

I really enjoyed doing the Kahoots and sand art. I also enjoyed doing a crossword and word searches. For free time we did Kahoots, puzzles, superhero stuff and passion projects. We had a good time.