Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Must do leadership Merit #5

I did garden to table today. We were in groups of three. My groups job was to rake and level out a triangle of dirt covered in weeds and rubbish. We had three kids to help us and for once they were actually quite helpful. We completed one wheelbarrow load, then we had nearly finished a second and we were on to levelling it out when we were told it was time to go inside. We packed up and got ready to wheel the wheel barrow back. We tried to wheel it and then we realised it was stuck. We tried to fix it but in the end it took all three of us to carry it back full of dirt.

The value I showed was Active Thinking by trying to fix it.

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: Extended Abtsract because I used all the techniques and I used shapes derived from nature.

The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Glazing, Shading and Moving watercolours.

Here is a photo of my art work:

My next step in visual art is: To do better glazing because where I used it (the shell) is not very obvious and it is hard to tell it is glazing.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Must do leadership Merit #4

Today I did garden to table. This week my job was to dig over a garden bed. My partner was Holly-mae. We had 4 kids to do hardening with. First we all got gloves, and so of the kids needed help getting them on. We then got trowels and started. We had to show the little kids how to do it. Some of them just dug holes or something like that, so we showed them what to do: Dig and flip, dig and flip. We also found a couple of worms, and when that happened we dug a hole and put them back. 

The value I showed was Community by being patient with the new entrants.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Maths: reason with linear proportions.

National standard 1:
The answer is 100%
National standard 2:
National standard 3:

Monday, 13 June 2016

Must do leadership Merit #3

I did Garden to Table on Friday. I got to do cooking. We cooked spring onion and pumpkin fritters. I helped the little kids chop spring onions and grate pumpkins to put in the fritters while Lauren mixed the mixture. Once we had mixed it together I cooked most of the fritters while she cut them into pieces then she did the last batch and I helped the new entrants cut them. Once they were done we served them to a year two class and ate the leftovers ourselves.

The value I showed was Active thinking by swapping the jobs around.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Pals leadership merit #5

This week for Pals we were on Kauri. We played Capture the cones. It went alright. We set up a large playing area and placed 5 cones at each end. People started coming over and asking what we were playing and by the time we were ready to start we had enough people. The game was good and we also joined in. When the bell rung some people helped pack up.

The value I showed was Community by joining in with the game.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Must do leadership merit #2

On Friday I did the Garden to Table program. What we do in the program is we help the new entrants in the garden by doing some jobs we have been given. At the same time about 6 of us get to help the little kids to cook. I was in the garden, my partner was Sasha and our job was to plant bok-choy and surround the plants with pea straw. First we got the little kids to put on gloves, then we dug little holes to put the plants in and planted them. Finally we got pea straw from next to the glass house and spread it around the plants. By then we were done so we washed our hands and went back to our class for lunch.

The value I showed was empathy by helping a boy get some gloves on.

Pals leadership Merit #4

On Wenesday I did Pals. The field was closed so we did Pals with the other group in the hall. We went around and told people that Pals was on while the other group set up dodgeball in the hall. We played for about 10 mins then the bell rang so we packed up.

The value I showed was collaborate by working with the other group.