Thursday, 27 April 2017
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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 favorite topic was the design of the Halswell Skate park because we put in ideas for the skate park and what we wanted in it
The Reading National Standards I have achieved are (delete the ones that are not relevant)
 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.
Term 1 Novel Study
Term 1 Novel Study
This term I have been reading and studying the novel Abandoned Ship by Shirley Corlett
I found this novel interesting because it had a lot of interesting features like the story of the Wahine and because it was cool to be writing in a diary about reading a diary
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
 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.
Friday, 7 April 2017
Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities
Assessment task: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities
Question 1:
Show your working and answer here:
Because there is 15 toppings choices that they could get the chances of getting what she wanted is a 1/15 chance
Question 2:
Show your working and answers here:
2a: $1 because the twins only want the same colored bubble gum it didn’t say they wanted all types and the bubble gums cost 50 c therefore it is $1
2b:$3 because again they cost 50c and there is 3 bubble gums and the twins want 1 of each color, 50 c x 6 = $3 therefore $3
2c:$1.50 because there are 3 kids and the bubble gum is 50 c and they only want one type of bubble gum therefore $1.50
Question 3:
24 because it said he misplaced and broke it 6 times and 6 x 4= 24
It said how many possible ways could he have placed it if he did it 100 times 100 x 4= 400
What is you next step?
To try work the questions out with a different strategy
Finally, add the screenshots from the 3 IXL activities you did here:
Activity One
 
Activity Two
 
Activity Three

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.
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 drew
on your little whiteboard):
Since Aroha did not play Connie, Desley or Beth versed Aroha. Since Aroha did not play Connie Aroha and Connie lost. So Beth is versing Delsey and Beth bet Delsey
Beth won the tournament 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:
26 x 26 x 99= 66924
Question 3:
3a:
Show your working and answer here:
3b:
Show your working and answer here:
What is your next step?
To work out the combinations without a whiteboard
Finally, add the screenshots from the 3 IXL activities you did here:
Activity One
 
Activity Two
 
Activity Three

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Writing
In writing I have been learning to:
 use all basic punctuation independently
 attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)
I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and commas. 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 everyone to work towards a goal. There are 6 leadership traits that makes an effective leader and those are: Motivational, Integrity, Goal Focused, Trustworthy, Resilient and Goal focused. My main leadership role for 2017 is PALs ( Physical Activity leader) . Being a PAL for me means turning up on friday with all of the equipment I need for my activity. In order to be an effective PAL I need to use all of the leadership traits that has to do with my role
One of the traits of an effective PAL is being motivational (giving someone a reason to do something). Nelson Mandela showed he was motivational because he encouraged people to never give up on what is right.Being Motivational is a big part of being a PAL because I need to encourage the children to do my activity and have fun. I will be showing that I can be Motivational in my leadership role by encouraging the children to come next time and have fun. As well as being Motivational as a PAL Integrity
I need Integrity (to be honest and fair) to be an effective PAL because I need to be fair when I am running the activity’s. Bill Gates has Integrity because he is always honest. Having integrity is important because I need to be fair in the game otherwise everyone will leave because they think that it is boring. I will show integrity by being a fair referee. As well as having integrity being goal focused is also really important.
Goal focused (setting a goal and doing what you can to try and achieve it). Bill gates was again a good example because he had a goal to make Microsoft and he worked hard to make that happen. Being goal focused is important to my leadership role because sometimes I need a lot of people to make the game that I am running work so I set a goal to get as many people as I need. I will show this leadership role by trying to get more people to join the game if I need more people.
So in order to be an effective PAL, I need to demonstrate all of the effective leadership traits that come into my leadership role and I need to do them very well I need to be motivational, I need to be goal focused and most importantly I need to have integrity. Which means that I will be out on time to run the activity, I will ask Mr Muller if I can use the gear and finally I will show integrity by being fair to all the children by not picking sides or choosing favorites. My aim is to be the best PAL I can be and not let anything get in the way of that.
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.
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?

Sneak up granny Octopus Tag games Duck duck goose Captains coming Hunger games  Cones Bands and Bibs possibly whistle  So we can be occupied at lunch if we had nothing to do 
My Strengths.
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are listening to the rules because otherwise I wont know what to do and will cause arguments
My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment not taking the game to seriously Because I will cause arguments if I take it too seriously
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Maths decimal to fractions to decimal to percentages
WALT: Know the equivalent decimal and percentage forms for everyday fractions.
Screenshot 1
Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.
In Maths we have been learning:
My next learning step in Maths is order decimals up to three places, for example 6.25 and 6.3
Here is my link to my national spread sheet
Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.
This is part of our basic facts knowledge.
It is important to just know these as we can use this knowledge in other areas of maths.
Here is a link to our online modelling book. Link
Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.
My next learning step in Maths is order decimals up to three places, for example 6.25 and 6.3
Here is my link to my national spread sheet
Friday, 17 February 2017
Maths factors and Multiples of numbers
WALT: Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10
Assessment Task:
1. Find all the factors of 16
4

x

4

=

16

2

x

8

=

16

1

x

16

=

16

The factors of 16 are: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16

2. Find all the factors of 20
1

x

20

=

20

2

x

10

=

20

4

x

5

=

20

The factors of 20 are: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20

3. Fill in the missing factors below:
8

1

2

4

8

16

32

64

16

1

2

4

8

16

32

64

32

1

2

4

8

16

32

64

48

1

2

3

4

6

8

12

54

1

2

3

6

9

18

27

Here are the 3 screenshots to my IXL activities:
My next step is: Try to do it without getting any wrong.
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