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Friday, 25 November 2016

Find Fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions and decimals.

assessment task
strategy 1
strategy 2
strategy 3
strategy 4
We are learning to apply the strategy to problem solving questions.
I learnt how to find out which is the better deal, but also how to figure out percentages.
What I found challenging was probably the assessment task because I had never really done anything like it before, so I found challenging but once I got the hang of it, it was pretty easy :)

Monday, 21 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.


This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.


We have focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
The tradition in the Moari way, the things the tribes may do traditionally different to other tribes.
Pōwhiri
Welcomes, or welcoming people, a greeting, eg, when we came to the destination, we were greeted with a Pōwhiri.
Tangata whenua
The traditional Moaris.
Manuhiri
The people who live at the marae, or help care for it. The people who greet you there.
Tūrangawaewae
A place to stand, sort of like a home.
Whanaungatanga
A family connection to a place.
Manaakitanga
Hospitality, important to the hosts, makes guests feel welcome.
Aroha
It means love, eg. the marae had much aroha in it.

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is if they use a different type of wood or gems to represent different things


NZ Identity

This term we have been doing NZ Identity, which basically is when we learn about WW1, Parliament and how it runs, and the treaty of Waitangi. I didn't get to do the WW1 learning as I was away that week, but I got to do the worksheets for ANZAC/WW1 and Parliament. Enjoy!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Peer Mediation (Leadership Can Do #13 Exellence)

Yesterday at morning tea, I did my Peer Mediation duties with Hailey. It was raining a little bit, so when we put our vests on, we kept our jackets on underneath which we don't usually do, but it was really cold!

The field was shut so we didn't have as much ground to cover, but we still went around all the parts of the school that was open, including the Kakano team's part of the school, but they all stayed inside so there were no problems there at all!
It looked like almost everyone in the school stayed inside beside our class and one of the others! So there were no problems at all which was awesome!

I think that the CARE value I showed most was Active Thinking, because for once I remembered to wear the lanyard, and I think I showed leadership by making sure to do my duty, and on such a cold day when I would much rather be doing something else.

:)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Parliament (NZ Identity)

Parliament

This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • That the prime minister sits in the fourth seat on the right of Mr.Speaker
  • That Mr.Speaker can throw out anyone, including the prime minister.
  • That dictatorship is a really bad way to run a country as you are restricting people’s rights to be themselves.

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

The activity I did was football
Two highlights were being goalie because that is my best position and having good weather because who wants to do sport in the rain?
I am proud of my team because we really came together and we had a great time.
Some advice for next years year sevens would be that even when you feel like giving up, carry on and you might surprise yourself, and remember to wear shinpads!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

CARE - My Progress So Far

CARE: My progress so far


The CARE award that I am working towards is bronze.


The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is Active Thinking          because I have the most ticks in that row.


The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is Community  because I haven't really done much work in that row.


To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits blogging about leadership and showing the care values.

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Extended Abstract
Because I can use the care values well without being reminded and can role model them to younger students.
   


Prestructural

Unistructural

Multistructural

Relational

Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.


I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.