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Monday, 29 August 2016

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:
The parts of speech.
The types of nouns.
The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging... the task about different types of nouns eg. proper nouns, abstract nouns, common nouns and collective nouns.

Something new I learnt was how much I already knew about the parts of speech and types of sentences.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Distinction Evidence: Fundraising for Wellington 1

On Tuesday I had been chosen to go and walk around Hornby Mall and Barrington Mall. We had a parent superviser so the teacher could still teach the other kids, her name was Manda and she drove me and one other person too. 

We left school at 1:00 so that we would arrive back by 3:00. Firstly we went to te Hornby Mall. We walked around in pairs as this way we would cover more ground. I went with Dylan (the other person that wen twitch me) and we went to a hairdressing salon, they were really nice and said that we should talk to the manager and he would be ready in ten minutes, so we walked around other shops before we went back there. We went to lots of different shops and most of them took a notice and said they would talk to there manager/store owner. 

We carried around a notebook and wrote down all of the shops that took a notice. A few shops said that they would get a pack ready by Friday, so Manda (supervisor) said that she could come back on Friday and collect them. Then we went and visited my Aunty because she works in a shop in Hornby Mall.

Then we went to a few shops in The Landing, because we didn't have enough time to go to Barrington, so we went to most of the food shops and got a voucher from Pizza Hut.

After this we went back to school and arrived just on time for the 3:00 bell.

 I think that I showed the Care value of Excellence because I kept going even though some shops didn't take a notice or want to give us anything. 

Distinction Evidence: Kapa Haka 4

Yesterday I had Kapa Haka, I made sure I turned up on time and that I had my long poi with me. 

The first thing we did was talk about the Cultural Festival and that we need to practice lots so that we are ready for it. Then we got set up for a whole run through of our performance. Then Matua Rihari and. Matua Brown said that we were going to have and audience. 

After we had been through the whole performance one more time heaps of the years 4,5 & 6 kids (I think) came in and we performed our whole thing to them. Then the teachers and a few students said the things that they liked or enjoyed about the performance. 

The care value I showed was respect because I was listening to the teachers when they were speaking.
I showed leadership by being a good role model to the younger kids and doing the right actions with my poi. 
I was a role model by not being silly.  

Distinction Evidence: Deputy Head Girl 4

Yesterday I had Student Council. Everyone turned up on time which was good because we could start and we didn't have waste time getting people to go and tell them to come. I take the minutes for student council so that means I write down everything we talk about during the Student Council meeting. 

After we did the roll we went around the circle and asked any questions we had about the rebuild of Oaklands. I didn't have any questions, but a couple of people did eg: if we have more buildings, will the field still stay big? How hard would it be to put water fountains on the field, because of the pipes not being there? Could we put the Office in the main entrance of the school so vidsitors know where to go?

Then we finished up and everyone left to have there lunch. 

The care value I showed was respect because I respected everyone's ideas. 
I showed leadership by listening and not speaking while other people were.
I was a role model by not talking while other people were sharing. 

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Distinction Evidence: Deputy Head Girl 3

Yesterday I had Student Council. Everyone turned up on time which was good because we could start and we didn't have waste time getting people to go and tell them to come. I take the minutes for student council so that means I write down everything we talk about during the meeting eg. What fundraisers we are doing. 

After we did the roll we talked a bit about what the homework from last time was, we had was to ask our classes what type of layout that they wanted in the school eg. where would the hall go, or the office and where would the playgrounds go? Some of the things that our class said were, have the senior playground somewhere other than the field because if it's a wet day and the field was shut then we can't go on it. Also they said that the office should be if front of the main entrance so visitors know where to go. 

Then we finished up and everyone left to have there lunch. 

The care value I showed was respect because I respected everyone's ideas. 
I showed leadership by listening and not speaking while other people were sharing there ideas. 
I was a role model by not talking while other people were. 

Distinction Evidence: Kapa Haka 3

Yesterday I had Kapa Haka, I made sure I turned up on time and that I had my long poi with me. 

The first thing we did was start of by having a talk about how close the cultural festival actually is. Then we got set up for a whole run through of our performance. After we went through the whole performance, we all went through it over and over so we all new exactly what we were doing at the right times. Then Mrs Trotter and some of the other people that work in the office came in and we performed for them which I thought was cool because we could perform to an audience. 

After we had been through the whole thing a couple more times we all lined up from tallest to shortest and got our uniforms. Once I had got my uniform I was aloud to either go out and play or stay inside and do some singing with Matua Rihari. I chose to stay inside. We sang lots of different songs and then Matua suggested we sing Aotearoa, after we sang that Matua said we should have above to see how many of us wanted that song to be changed to the National Anthem, we all agreed. 

Then we went back to class to get our food and go out to morning tea. 

The care value I showed was respect because I was listening to the teachers when they were speaking.
I showed leadership by being a good role model to the younger kids and doing the right actions with my poi. 
I was a role model by listening to the person speaking. 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Use factors, multiples and powers

In Maths we have been learning:
  • Divisibility rules up to 10.
  • Simple powers to 10 ( including square roots)
  • Common factors of numbers to 100, including highest common factor.
  • Least common multiples and denominators.



Here are some IXL screenshots to show evidence of my learning.  









My next learning step in Maths is get a new maths goal and complete it.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Distinction Evidence: Deputy Head Girl 2

Yesterday I had Student Council. Everyone turned up on time which was great because we could start and we didn't have waste time getting other people to turn up. I take the minutes for student council so that means I write down everything we talk about during the meeting. 

After we did the roll we talked a bit about what the home work from last time was which was, does the name Oaklands represent the heritage of New Zealand? And, if we were to change the name what would it be changed to? Some of the answers we got from our class were Kiwi School, Fern School and Kauri School.

Then once we had finished talking about that we talked about the Pet day we will be having in term 4, we talked about all the guide lines for bringing your pets to school some of the things you have to have are, the animal must me kid friendly, must be on a leash, or in a cage etc and also must have all vaccinations up to date.

Then we wrapped up and everyone left to have there lunch. 

The care value I showed was respect because I respected everyone's ideas and opinions.
I showed leadership by listening and not speaking while other people were sharing. 
I was a role model by listening to the speaker and not talking to my friends. 

Distinction Evidence: Kapa Haka 2

Today I had Kapa Haka, I made sure I turned up on time and that I had my long poi with me. 

The first thing we did was start of by having a talk about how close the cultural festival is, it's about three weeks away. Then we got set up for a whole run through of our performance. After we went through the whole performance, everyone say down except the year four girls, they all went through there routine for short poi. 

We then had and ther tun through the Tuhurihuri and they said we did and awesome job. After we had been through the whole thing a couple more times we had to do do it once more, then we were free to go out to morning tea. I think we did really well at practice today because we sounded amazing and I can't wait for the night of the Cultural Festival. 

The care value I showed was respect because I was listening to the teachers when they were speaking to us. 
I showed leadership by being a good role model to the younger kids and doing the right actions and singing the right words. 
I was a good role model by doing the right actions and listeni to the teachers. 

Friday, 5 August 2016

Distinction Evidence: Kapa Haka 1

Yesterday I had Kapa Haka, I made sure I turned up on time and that I had my long poi with me. 

The first thing we did was start of by having a talk about how close the cultural festival actually is. Then we got set up for a whole run through of our performance. After we went through the whole performance, we all sat down and Matua talked to us about how we need to be singing louder because our first song is amazing and finishes on a high note but the next few aren't loud enough.

After we had been through the whole thing a couple more times we had to do do it once more, then we were free to go out to morning tea. We did really well at practice today because we sounded amazing and I can't wait for the night of the Cultural Festival. 

The care value I showed was respect because I was listening to the teachers when they were speaking.
I showed leadership by being a good role model to the younger kids and doing the right actions with my poi. 
I was a role model by doing the right actions and not being silly. 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Distinction Evidence: Deputy Head Girl 1

On Wednesday I had Student Council. Everyone turned up on time with was good so we could start and we didn't have waste time getting other classes to come. I take the minutes so I write down everything we talk about during the meeting. 

After we did the roll we talked a bit about what the home work from last time was which was, what are some future fundraisers the classes would like, some things that came up were St John, Salvation Army, Starship Hospital and City Mission.

Then once we had finished talking about that we talked about the Pet day we will be having in term 4, we talked about all the guide lines for bringing your pets to school some of the things you have to have are, the animal must me kid friendly, must be on a leash, or in a cage etc and also must have all vaccinations up to date.

Then we wrapped up and everyone left to have lunch. 

The care value I showed was respect because I respected everyone's ideas.
I showed leadership by listening and not speaking while other people were speaking. 
I was a role model by listening to the people talking and not fiddling with a pen or anything else. 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Maths Measurement

WALT deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygon and the volumes of prisms.
WALT find the perimeters and areas of circles and composite shapes and volumes of prisms, and cylinders.








Monday, 1 August 2016

Evaluating Author's Purpose

In reading we have been learning to make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose, by using a variety of criteria to evaluate.


We read a range of texts and  evaluated them against four key criteria.
These were:
  • Readability
  • Accuracy
  • Relevance
  • Quality of information/ language.



Here is my evidence to show that I am able to demonstrate this reading skill.
Link to Evaluating Author's Purpose.