Friday, 13 May 2016

Cross Country! (Must Do 2)

Yesterday at school, the Kauri team had Cross Country!!! I couldn't run, as my knee has something wrong with it, but I still helped Mr.Forman take pictures of the year 7 and 8's running around the track, and I did some drawing in my sketch book, and cheered my friends on who were running.
I did participate in the House game though, but I didn't run. The game was capture the flag and it was run by the House Leaders of Kowhai. I was on the team that won BOTH ROUNDS!!! I tented out in the safe zone for about a quarter of a game but I did make it to the flag zone, but I didn't end up grabbing a flag because I knew that I wouldn't be able to run the entire half back with my knee playing up.

I think that the Learner Quality/CARE Value I used was Community because although I couldn't run I still cheered on my peers and helped out my school community.
I showed Leadership by walking there respectfully by not being rude to the public or anyone else.

FUNFACT: King Henry VIII slept with a giant axe beside him!

Librarian (Can Do #4)

Today Honor and I had Librarian but Honor was at Te Hapua while it was on, so I got my faithful friend Natalie to help me pick books and keep the small children from jumping on me as I read to them.
We picked 4 books: I'm Mad, Billy Goats Gruff, Mitts The Kitten, and another one that I can't remember the name of.
We took three beanbags down to the Kakano area and read the three books to them in a matter of about fifteen minutes. Around one child was there at first, and that was Natalie, but then by the second book, around four children wandered over to us and listened to us read.

I think that the Learner Quality/CARE value I used was Respect for myself and the small children, because I respected their feelings by telling them calmly that the were pulling my hair and it hurts a lot, and I think that I showed Leadership by turning up to my job and trying my best to make the books and voices interesting for the little kids

FUNFACT: If Bill Gates dropped a one hundred dollar note, it wouldn't be worth his time to pick it up. He earns 113 dollars per second!!!

Radio Station (Can Do 3)

Yesterday morning I had radio station. The reason I am blogging about this instead of Peer Mediation is because we had Cross Country yesterday, so I couldn't do it and and my teacher said this was okay to blog about instead.
So on Thursday morning I had to go down to the Radio Room with Sasha and Mr McCullam was helping us out that day, as Sasha needed help knowing how to control the sound bars. I would have taught her myself but I didn't know how to myself so I took note!! So we did our show, talked about Tech and other things that are going on in our class and played some good (and bad) music. Mr McCullam also put me in charge of writing down some new songs for the radio station.
I think that the Learner Quality/ CARE value I used was Exellence as when Sasha was having trouble with something I did some ad-libbing for her so the audience wouldn't know that there was a tech issue going on in the background and I think I showed Leadership by turning up to my job and doing my best!!!

Leadership @ School (Must Do 1)

Last week was really awesome!! Not only was it my birthday, but we had Tech and other cool leadership things!! Lets get started :3
On Monday I got my Leadership Merit in assembly which was pretty good, because I had put a lot of effort into getting it. It is currently tucked away at homewith my last years one.
So last Tuesday, we went to Tech and I am in Cooking. Jessica, Tatiana, Ameila and I made some food (I can't remember what, pretty sure it was pinwheel scones, and regular scones) and had to plan out a recipe to alter to make more Kiwiana. We picked pizza potato pile ups, and the way we made them more kiwi was by adding bacon and instead of using tomato paste, using Watties Tomato Sauce, which was my idea.

I think the Learner Quality/CARE Value I used was Active Thinking, because of the tomato sauce thing and because I finished my short story in class, which is rather.... original.
I also think I showed Leadership during this because I was getting involved with what we were doing and not tuning out like some people in our group were.

FUNFACT: In the early 1920's woman were doing up their corsets so tight that they were actually breaking their ribs!! Ouch!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Librarian (Leadership Can Do 2)

Last week Honor and I had librarian on Friday at lunch. We dragged beanbags and books down to the Kakano Team and I brought three books; Prince Cinders, Barbie I Can Be A VET and Barbie Mermaid Princess. It was kinda funny at first because at first Honor and Alicia (Alicia was helping us that day) had HEAPS of little kids around them, and I had one, but as soon as I started reading one of the Barbie books, they all came swarming to me!!!

I think that the Learner Quality/CARE Value I used was Perseverance because the little kids can be a little... well... hard to deal with.. :p
I think that I showed leadership by showing up to my job that I signed up for and  being able to handle the little kids who are a bit hard to handle sometimes

FUN FACT: The stuff that is in elephant tusks is the exact same as the stuff in our nails and hair :)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Peer Mediation (Leadership Can Do Number1)

Today at morning tea I had Peer Mediation with Hailey. We went around the playground, and had no problems around there, apart from our own problem that little kids kept coming up to us and hugging our legs! We asked them to stop and they eventually did, but it was still a bit annoying.
When we went to Kakano playground/sandpit area, Hailey and I hung around for about 10 minutes before we left, because a grand total of 0 people came up to us who had a problem, which is great for the school, having less problems than usual, but kind of boring for us.

I think that I used the CARE value of Community because the only reason that Hailey and I were out there was because we were helping the community of our school with their problems and I think that we did show leadership because we turned up.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


I have been learning probiblity. I learnt during this how to read frequency charts, make simple probability descions, and predict things

my next steps are to complete my new goal.

Monday, 2 May 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is everything in them happens quite quickly and they get to the point almost right away.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are to try and get to the main plot/problem of the story quickly and use descriptive words to describe what is happening in the story