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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Student Led Conference Reflection


The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were getting to show my mum my learning

What went well and why? - I think that all of it went pretty well, considering that I got it done in 20 minutes!!! And I think that my mum enjoyed it so that's a big plus.

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC? - Well, some challenges during the preparation, that it was kind of awkward practicing with my classmates, and making the slide was rather easy though.




What changes would you make for next time and why? - I would probably practice my math slides a wee bit more, because that's pretty much the only one I didn't practice.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Assembly And Other Things (Leadership Must Do Number 3 Exellence)

This week has gone fast!!!!!! But I'm going to talk about Monday and Tuesday, so that way this isn't too long.

On Monday, we had an assembly, where I walked in and out, not talking to anyone and being respectful throughout the assembly. For being so angelic, (ha!) I got a special assembly card, and if you get a card like it, it means that you can out a CARE tick on one of the assembly expectations. Yay!! I also had a good time at tech at Lincoln, because we had to make something without a sewing machine for about 15 minutes and we only had sticky tape to keep everything together so in the end I made a weird looking bag that was apparently quite good and the teacher told me I used my time wisely so yay!!!

I think the care value I showed was Exellence, because I was being a model student in assembly and made something half-decent in tech. I also think I showed leadership by doing the right things at the right times this week, and working with people I usually would not work with

Peer Mediation (Can Do Number 7 Exellence Badge)

On Thursday Hailey and I had Peer Mediation at morning tea. We out on our vests, but I forgot to put on a lanyard, which was rather silly of me, and that's one of my goals on my action plan. Oops!!! But anyway, we went around the playgrounds, then the field, and we had a teensy tiny problem in the kakano area, but it was so little it wasn't actually worth our time to record it, as the problem was that a child couldn't do up their shoelace, so we did it up and went on with our duty. That's pretty much all of the things that happened, but then when we went to put away the iPad, etc., the door was locked to the classroom!!! Oh dear!!!

I think that the care value I showed was Respect, because it was a little bit hard not to have a wee giggle at the kid who needed his shoe tied up, so we respected his problem by not laughing at him, and I showed leadership by showing up to my job.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Librarian (Can Do Leadership Number 6 Exellenece Badge)

At lunch I had librarian with Natalie. We got 2 books today, Daisy's cookie, and the dinosaurs in the supermarket. We got two beanbags, then had to drag them all the way down to the kakano  area and took them to the orange deck that's beside the music room, in the corner so that way we wouldn't be in the sun, and so that way the kids who we were reading to would be able to see the pictures without them having to squint due to the sun. At first we had one child, but then Natalie kindly "rounded up" some more kids, so in the end we were reading to up to about 5 kids I think? Yes that's about right.

I think i showed leadership by showing up to my duty, and I think the care value I used was Active Thinking, because of my idea to park up where the sun wouldn't be in anyone's way.
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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

My Short Story



For this piece of writing I have focussing on my vocabulary and punctuation. I have been learning to use a large productive vocabulary across the curriculum (Year 9/10)


The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal

My Story... It was a quiet autumn night. Scarlett and her friends were catching up and having a bit of a laugh.
"Hey Nadine," Scarlett said while doing an impression of their friend Phil. 'You're pretty new to our school, right?" Nadine nodded. She had only been there for a month and still got lost. She was very lucky to have friends like Scarlett, Phil, and Dan, because they knew their way around as if they had been there for a thousand years.

Suddenly, there was a crash from downstairs. Scarlett sighed. Her cat, Vladimer, liked to play with the pans that hung from the kitchen.

"I guess I should go see what ruckus was." Scarlett said, opening the door and heading out down to the kitchen. "Hey, I'll come with you." Said Phil, putting his hand on Scarletts shoulder. "You never know whats down there!" He said, smiling.

"Okay, lets go." They headed down to the kitchen together. What they saw they will never forget. Vladimer was sitting on the bench, looking like he had just witnessed something magical.

"Oh thank goodness!!" Scarlett said, hugging Phil in relief. "I thought we getting robbed for a second there!" But then she heard the click of a gun.

"What the heck?!" Phil said, keeping Scarlett close in case someone started shooting, "What was that?"

Suddenly, a man stepped out from behind the plastic potted plant that was in the kitchen. Scarlett started screaming but Phil put his hand over her mouth, to not alarm the others and put them at risk too. Unluckily, Nadine and Dan heard the tiny squeal and came downstairs.

"Don't move.'' The man said, his voice a bit muffled as he had a rip off Scream mask on. "Listen man", Dan said, "This better be some sick joke!! Because if it is, stop, its not funny!"

Another figure came out. This time looking female. Then Scarlett heard something and everything went black.

When Scarlett woke up, she was tied to a chair with rope with Phil, in a cage that looked as if the strongest man in the world would fall at it and beg for mercy. The other two were strapped to the sides of another death cage.

"Phil, Phil, are you awake?" Scarlett whispered to Phil as she tried to hold his hand for comfort. No luck.

Scarlett was a claustrophobic, and the environment she was in was just starting to sink in. The bars of the cage were closing in on her, smiling devilishly, baring their iron teeth.

"Scar, are you okay?" Phil whispered, knowing what was going through Scarlett's mind. Nadine started screaming and crying. 'I need to help them' Scarlett thought. But how could she?

"Hello everyone." The man said, emerging from the darkness like a ghost. "Why are you doing this to us?" Scarlett whispered.

"We know your secret, Scarlett." the man said, removing his mask. Everybody gasped. It was their friend, Aleck. All of a sudden the female removed her mask too. Scarlett was in shock. It was Scarletts younger (and very annoying) sister, Tabitha.

"Tabitha!" Scarlett cried. How could her own sister do this to her? "Listen Scarlett," Tabitha said, "I've known since the start about you."

Scarlett was distraught. Now all her friends knew she had a secret, they will stay away from her and never talk to her again.

"Are you listening to me?!" Tabitha screeched, sensing that Scarlett had tuned out. "I want to know... how.. you are a vampire!"

Scarlett looked at her friends. They looked shocked, yet still, in a way, comfortable around her. She breathed a sigh of relief. She won't lose them after all. "Listen Tabitha." Scarlett said, "Have you ever looked at Mum? You were the unlucky one. You are the one who has missed out."

All of a sudden, Dan got really angry. "Let us OUT Tabitha, or you will face my wrath!"

Tabitha snorted. "Why should I?" She quizzed Dan.

"THIS IS WHY!"

All of a sudden, Dan started growing menacing claws, like spears that could rip a knight in the strongest armor to shreads. 'OMG, Dan's a werewolf!' Scarlett thought as Dan ripped through the iron bars and ropes that kept then imprisoned.

"It's over Tabitha, lets get outta here!" Aleck cried as he ran out of the warehouse, screaming like a little girl who's afraid of the dark. Scarlett quickly dailed 111, "Help please, we've been held captive!" She shrieked down the phone. Phil ran towards Tabitha, and pinned her down on the ground so then when the police arrived, they would have their guilty suspect.

Once the police came and arrested Tabitha, Scarlett and the gang stayed the night at Dans. "Well, that just happened." Nadine said, flicking on the TV. Scarlett smiled. Not only did her friends know, but she had a friend like her.

"Who knows whats next in store for us?" Phil said, smiling at everyone.

"Who knows Phil, who knows?"

The End

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Peer Mediation (Leadership Exellence Can Do Number 5)

Today I Peer Mediation with Hailey at morning tea. Since the field was shut, we first went around the hall area where the Kakano kids are allowed when the field. There were no porblems there so we moved on to the umbrellas, then behind the classrooms where the Year 7/8's are allowed when the field is shut. There were 0 problems, then we went over to the Kakano area. There was a little boy crying, and he was bleeding, so we got a duty teacher instead, because we weren't sure whether it was physical or not. Since the field was shut, it took us a shorter time to do our job, so this is all the blogging I have for today.

I think that the Learner Quality/ CARE Value I used was Active Thinking, because when we saw the bleeding boy, Hailey didn't know what to do, and I was the one who thought of getting the duty teacher. I think I showed Leadership by turning up to my job on time and getting the job done!!
FUNFACT:  Did you know that when they are scared hippos sweat turns red?