Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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 The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan because we got to make a submission to the council about what we would like to happen there and also learn about what the Regeneration plan is.


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 9/10
As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel …


I found this novel exciting because it is the kind of book I like to read and you didn't always know what would happen; some times the plot would surprise you.


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 9/10 Standard
    • I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

Monday, 3 April 2017

Maths - Generalise the properties of operations with fractional numbers and integers

WALT:  Generalise the properties of operations with fractional numbers and integers.
Something I found challenging was the ixl task Multiply and Divide Rational Numbers.
Something I learnt was how to divide fractions, you flip the second fraction around.

Links:
Modelling Book
Extended Abstract Task
Compare and Contrast Map

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Home Learning Challenge C7

I learnt origami. I did some practise pieces then made this flower for my parents:

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Merit 2017 leadership House Captain #5

The second thing the house captains need to do in the morning is put out the bins. By this I mean the house bins, the ones for the challenge we created. Firstly we need the keys, as the place where they are put is locked. We open the gate and, taking one to two bins each, wheel them out to the front of room 11 where they spend the rest of the day until the other group of house captains responsible for putting the flags and bins away, puts them away.

The care values I show while doing this are Active Thinking by actually remembering to do it and Respect by respecting the school because we are encouraging students to clean up the school.

Home learning challenge E8

I learnt the titanic theme song on guitar.
It took a while to learn, here is the music:

I can't get the video to blogger.